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The North End is steeped in history The Old North Church, the Paul Revere House, key stops along the Freedom Trail—Boston’s venerable North End is home to some American history heavyweights. Now it’s our home, too. Here, collectors and consignors can attend special auction events, preview featured items, and schedule professional appraisals—just as they’ve done for years in our New Hampshire office, where it’s still business as usual. RR Auction has a long history of achieving record-shattering results; with our new gallery situated in one of America’s most historic communities, we see a future filled with even more remarkable results.

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

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

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

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

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

ROGER EPPERSON SIGNED, SEALED, AND DELIVERED/REAL Roger has an extensive background as a full-time dealer in autographs and collectibles, and is a trusted authenticator in all areas of contemporary music. When supported by the REAL logo and Roger’s name, music-related autographs assume an added value. Letters of Authenticity are available on certain lots. Priced from $30 to $150*

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

FRANK CAIAZZO 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 (800) 937-3880


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presidents & first ladies 1769 Washington signature, beautifully displayed with a swatch of his cloak and lock of his hair

1. George Washington. Fantastic display consisting of an ink signature, “George Washing[ton],” on an off-white 4.25 x 1.25 slip clipped from a larger document. Signature was part of a large March 17, 1769, indenture between Washington and Robert Thompson. Also included are a .5 x .5 swatch of Washington’s cloak from the family of Colonel Tobias Lear, Washington’s personal secretary and good friend; and nine strands of Washington’s hair from the Custis-Powell family. All three items are nicely cloth-matted and framed with a color portrait of Washington and a descriptive plaque to an overall size of 14.75 x 15.25. In good condition, with separations to intersecting folds bisecting the signature and an area of paper loss affecting the last three letters of his signature. Accompanied by a copy of the document from which the signature was taken, and also accompanied by an 8.5 x 11 photocopied presentation sheet with an image of Washington, bearing a printed signature of Charles Hamilton stating that the hair was probably first owned by Martha Washington’s granddaughter. Such Washington signatures are highly sought after. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

Revolutionary War free frank to one of the colonies’ most important generals

2. George Washington. Outstanding Revolutionary War (circa

1777) hand-addressed and franked address panel, 6 x 3, addressed by Washington, “On public service, Major General St. Claire, on the route to Springfield,” and franked in the lower left corner “Go. Washington.” Archivally double-matted and framed with a small portrait of Washington and a biographical plaque to an overall size of 13.5 x 18. A well-done repair to a central vertical separation, small repair above address and just a bit of subtle toning. Panel was most likely sent after St. Claire’s loss of Fort Ticonderoga while Washington was serving as Commanderin-Chief of the Armies of the United States. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

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Extremely rare piece of Martha Washington’s lace

3. Martha Washington. Unique piece of ivory-colored lace belonging to Martha Washington, measuring approximately 11 x 1.5, featuring an ornate and elaborate sheer design. In fine condition, with overall toning. Accompanied by a color copy of the decorative cover of the box in which the lace was kept. Provenance: the Tobias Lear family, James D. Julia Auction, February 5, 2010. Lear, Washington’s trusted friend and personal secretary from 1784 until his death, took nieces of Martha Washington for both his second and third wives. Memorabilia related to Martha is very scarce and thus quite desirable. RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

Exceptionally crisp Adams presidential signature 4. John Adams. Impressive ink signature, as president, “John Adams,” on an off-white 9 x 3.75 sheet clipped from a larger document and also signed by Secretary of State Timothy Pickering. In fine condition, with a couple of light horizontal folds above and below signature, and a light circular area of toning to right side. A choice example of the second president, measuring three inches long, and offering wide margins for matting purposes. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

5. Thomas Jefferson. Ink signature,

“Th: Jefferson,” on an off-white 2.75 x 2 slip, with an ink notation under signature in an unknown hand. Archivally triple-clothmatted and framed with a portrait of Jefferson to an overall size of 14 x 20. In good condition, with Jefferson’s signature very light, but still mostly legible, and moderate creases and wrinkling. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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President Jefferson regrets that his duties “render it impossible for him to suffer himself to be drawn off by philosophical subjects, altho’ infinitely more pleasing to his mind” 6. Thomas Jefferson. Thirdperson ALS as president signed “Th: Jefferson,” one page, 8 x 10, March 8, 1805. Letter to Ceasar Augustus Rodney (1772-1824), nephew of Signer of the Declaration of Independence Caesar Rodney. In full: “Th: Jefferson presents his salutations to his friend mr Rodney and not knowing by what post office a letter will find mr. Copes, he asks the favor of mr Rodney to be the bearer of his thanks to mr Copes for his communication on the theory of Magnetism & his apology for not addressing them directly to him. he is sure also that mr Rodney can testify to him that unremitting attentions requisite to those matters which duty will not permit him to neglect, render it impossible for him to suffer himself to be drawn off by philosophical subjects, altho’ infinitely more pleasing to his mind. he is now hurrying to get through his business in order to make a short visit to his family.” Intersecting folds, mild toning to edges, light pencil remnants under text, small tape remnant along top edge, and a few light creases and spots, otherwise fine condition. Library of Congress photocopies of Congressman Caesar A. Rodney’s March 1, 1805, letter to Jefferson and Joseph Copes’s February 15, 1805, clearly penned Theory of Magnetism sent by Rodney to Jefferson are included. In February of 1805, Joseph Copes addressed a manuscript to Jefferson, ‘the friend of science, and patron of Liberty, his obedient fellow citizen presumes to present this Theory of Magnetism.’ Delaware’s only congressman, Caesar A. Rodney, who later became Jefferson’s attorney general, forwarded his constituent’s manuscript to Jefferson. Copes’s theory on ‘the polarity, deviation, and variation of the Magnetic needle’ was of interest to the president, as he had studied related issues in the past. Jefferson had an avid interest in science and studied topics in mathematics, astronomy, medicine, meteorology, and other fields. As this letter indicates, he missed dwelling on “philosophical subjects” while occupied with his official duties as president. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

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Ship’s papers for the heavily-laden Ann out of New York

7. Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Partly-printed

DS as president, one page, 21 x 16.75, no date. Four-language ship’s papers filled out in the English section only, issued to “William Coit, master and commander of the ship called the Ann…lying at present in the port of New York bound fir Hull and laden with Iron, Turpentine, Rosin…Cotton, oil of Turpentine, Ash, Flour, Rice, Lignum vitae.” Boldly signed under the panel, “Th: Jefferson,” and countersigned by Secretary of State James Madison. Impressively suede-matted and framed with engraved portraits of Jefferson and Madison and two small name plaques to an overall size of 45 x 25.5. In fine condition, with expected folds, one through a single letter of each signature, some small repairs along a couple of folds affecting a few lines of text, some mild toning from mirroring of seal, with the seal itself lightly toned and having a small vertical crease. A very presentable example of this most desirable combination of presidents. Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

8. James Madison. Partly-printed

vellum DS as president, one page, 12 x 15, May 18, 1848. President Madison grants “William Pullen, a Lieutenant for three years, to the United States, in the Virginia Line on Continental Establishment…a certain tract of land containing Two hundred acres, situate between the Little Miami and Sciota rivers, north west of the river Ohio.” Boldly signed at the conclusion by Madison and countersigned by Edward Tiffin. Retains the white paper seal affixed to lower left, with loss of a few points. Heavy intersecting storage folds and some staining to edges, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

9. James Monroe.

Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 13 x 8.75, July 30, 1821. President Monroe grants Jackson Thorp 160 acres of land in Missouri. Signed at the conclusion by Monroe and countersigned by Commissioner of the General Land Office Josiah Meigs. Document is affixed to a slightly smaller piece of cardstock. Intersecting folds, some scattered light paper loss, mainly to a vertical fold, trimmed edges, and scattered toning and foxing, otherwise very good condition. The seal is toned and slightly worn, but intact. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Highly desirable military appointment by Monroe and Calhoun 10. James Monroe. Partly-printed vellum DS, one page, 15 x 10.25, September 1, 1822. President Monroe appoints Otis Wheeler as “Second Lieutenant in the Third Regiment of Infantry in the service of the United States.” Boldly signed at the conclusion by Monroe and countersigned by Secretary of War John C. Calhoun. White paper seal affixed to lower left remains crisp and fully intact. Intersecting folds, overall wrinkling, and light staining to edges, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

11. John Quincy Adams.

Free-franked mailing panel, boldly addressed by Adams to “George J. Bigelow, Esqr., Boston,” and franked in the upper right, “J. Q. Adams,” with “Free,” and “Quincy, Mass, Sept. 28,” in another hand. Double-matted and framed to an overall size of 11.75 x 16.5. In fine condition, with a light vertical fold to right edge and a small spot of ink to top right. Accompanied by a copy of a 1988 certificate of authenticity from Charles Hamilton. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Adams traces his lineage back to 1648, detailing the evolution of “Quinsey” to “Quinsy” to “Quincy” 12. John Quincy Adams. Unsigned autograph

manuscript, one page both sides, 4.75 x 5, no date. Adams pens detailed notes related to the Quincy family history, including a chronological genealogy spanning the second half of the 17th century and early half of the 18th century, recording births, marriages, and deaths between 1648 and 1715. A portion also bears the inscription from a family tombstone penned in another hand, to which Adams has added some notes in the margins. Perhaps most interesting is that this traces the history of the “Quincy” name—other members of his family tree also used “Quinsy” and “Quinsey.” In fine condition, with central vertical and horizontal folds (one slight edge separation), and show-through from writing to opposing sides. An especially appropriate piece as it deals with Adams’s lesser-known side of the family—as the son of John and Abigail Adams, his lineage is perhaps the most prominent point of his biography. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Certifying a patent for “the rectification of Spirits”

Uncommon Jackson 1835 naval appointment

13. John Quincy Adams.

Partly-printed DS, signed “J. Q. Adams,” one page, 7.75 x 9.5, November 16, 1819. Adams, as secretary of state, certifies “the annexed is a true copy of a patent granted to Osborn Parsons for…the rectification of Spirits, dated the 23 day of June, 1808.” Boldly signed at the conclusion by Adams. Affixed to the document is a portion of the true copy of the patent, 8.5 x 16, with secretarial signatures of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, as well as Parsons’s handwritten explanation of the improvement. A couple edge tears, some scattered creases, and a few light spots, otherwise fine condition. The white wafer seal is crisp and intact. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

14. Andrew Jackson. Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one

page, 10 x 8, August 28, 1835. President Jackson appoints Mayo Carrington Watkins as “a Midshipman in the Navy of the United States.” Signed at the conclusion by Jackson and countersigned by Secretary of the Navy Mahlon Dickerson. Seal is not present and appears to never have been affixed. In very good condition, with three vertical folds (two passing through single letters of the signature), dampstaining to upper corners, and a bit of irregular ink adhesion to signature. A seldom-seen and desirable format in the era of America’s scaled-back naval forces following the War of 1812. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Desirable presidential patent for “a back for a Forge & for most other fires where a blast is needed” 15. Andrew Jackson.

Partly-printed vellum DS as president, three pages on two sheets, 10.75 x 14.25, March 27, 1832. President Jackson grants a patent to Philo C. Curtis, who “has invented a new and useful improvement in the Construction of a back for a Forge & for most other fires where a blast is needed.” Boldly signed at the conclusion by Jackson, and countersigned by Secretary of State Edward Livingston and Attorney General Roger B. Taney. Retains white paper seal and ribbons affixed to the lower left. Attached by its original ribbon to a page with Curtis’s detailed handwritten description of the improvement on both sides, signed at the conclusion by Curtis and the commissioner of patents. Intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through a single letter of the signature), overall wrinkling, and scattered staining and soiling (particularly to final page, making it difficult to read a portion of Curtis’s description of the invention), otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Scarce and highly desirable Polk and Buchanan appointment for a postal auditor

16. Martin Van Buren. Scalloped-top partly-printed vellum DS as president, signed “M Van Buren,” one page, 11 x 14.75, October 1, 1840. A ship’s pass issued to the “Ship Adeline of New Bedford, George W. Gray Master and Commander…mounted with no guns, navigated with 29 men to pass with her Company Passengers, Goods and Merchandise without any hinderance, seizure or molestation.” Signed at the conclusion by Van Buren and countersigned by Secretary of State John Forsythe. In very good condition, with some handwritten portions light, but still legible, intersecting folds, small ink notation to top right, and toning along right edge. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Approving whiskey rations for a barge crew

17. William Henry Harrison. Manuscript DS, signed “Wm. H.

Harrison, A. D. C.,” one page, 7.5 x 4, December 12, 1794. Whiskey rations for a barge crew consisting of five men receiving two rations each, approved at the bottom by Harrison as aide-de-camp. In fine condition, with intersecting folds, rough top edge, and two small pinholes to center. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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18. James Polk and James Buchanan. Uncommon partly-printed vellum DS, signed at the conclusion, “James K. Polk,” as president, and “James Buchanan,” as secretary of state, one page, 16.5 x 12.5, March 24, 1846. President Polk appoints Peter G. Washington an “Auditor of the Treasury for the Post Office Department.” Intersecting folds, one through a single letter of Buchanan’s signature, impression to edges from previous display, and some scattered light toning and wrinkling, otherwise fine condition. The white wafer seal is lightly toned, but intact. During this period Polk was just beginning US involvement in a war with Mexico. The combination of Polk and Buchanan signed documents is highly desirable and becoming increasingly difficult to find. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

19. James K. Polk. Free-franked envelope, 8.75 x 3.5, addressed in another hand to New Jersey congressman, “Hon. George Sykes, Wrightstown, N. J.,” with a Mount Holly address crossed out in the second line, and franked in the upper right, “Free, J. K. Polk.” In very good condition, with a vertical fold to left side, scattered creases, a couple lightly passing through signature, and a spot of toning to center. The reverse of the envelope retains most of its worn red wax seal. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


20. Millard Fillmore and Cabinet. Ink signatures of Fillmore and his cabinet on two light blue 6 x 8 album pages, signed as president by Fillmore, who adds a date of December 20, 1850. Additional signers are cabinet members Daniel Webster, Thomas Corwin, Charles M. Conrad, William A. Graham, Alexander H. H. Stuart, and Nathan K. Hall, as well as President pro tempore of the Senate William R. King and Speaker of the House Howell Cobb. All signatures are gorgeously labeled in a calligraphic hand. Reverse of the cabinet’s page also bears signatures of Maine’s members of Congress, including Hannibal Hamlin, James W. Bradbury, Nathaniel Littlefield, and Thomas J. D. Fuller. Edge toning and moderate show-through from signatures to reverse, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Appointment for a Union officer involved in the last full-scale battle of the Civil War in North Carolina

21. Abraham Lincoln. Civil War–dated partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 15 x 19.75, July 17, 1862. President Lincoln appoints Henry G. Litchfield as “Second Lieutenant in the Eighteenth regiment of Infantry, in the service of the United States.” Beautifully signed at the conclusion by Lincoln and countersigned by Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton. Blue War Department seal affixed to upper left remains fully intact, with the lower edge creased and slightly detached from document. Framed in a thick shadowbox to an overall size of 17 x 22.75. Intersecting folds, some unobtrusive dampstaining to edges, and a tiny speck of paper loss affecting part of the date, otherwise fine condition; Lincoln’s signature is extremely clean and unaffected by any flaws. Litchfield went on to play a key role in the Battle of Bentonville, which lasted from March 19–21, 1865, and was the last full-scale action of the Civil War in which a Confederate army was able to mount a tactical offensive; it was also the very last battle between the armies of William T. Sherman and Joseph E. Johnston. Scouting ahead on the first day of battle, Litchfield informed commander Henry W. Slocum that he ‘found something more than Dibrell’s [Confederate] cavalry—I find infantry intrenched along our whole front, and enough of them to give us all the amusement we shall want for the rest of the day.’ This intelligence caused Slocum to adopt a defensive plan which played a pivotal role in protecting Morris Farm from Confederate attacks. An exquisite appointment from early in the war for a soldier who played a notable role in its end. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

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Monitoring the presidential campaign from Springfield, Lincoln complies with a request for his signature 22. Abraham Lincoln. LS signed “A. Lincoln,” one page, 5 x .25, Springfield, Illinois, July 2, 1860. Brief letter to William H. Adams, written in the hand of Lincoln’s private secretary John Hay. In full: “Herewith I send you my autograph which you request.” Letter is attached to a slightly larger yellow sheet. In fine condition, with a very mild shade of toning from previous display. Accompanied by a 1949 TLS from Goodspeed’s Book Shop, which accompanied this letter at the time of its sale, with the original handwritten description affixed to the lower portion of the letter. During the summer of 1860, while Stephen Douglas stumped across the country, Lincoln never left his hometown or made any new speeches, letting the Republican party and his supporters handle the legwork which propelled him to the presidency. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

News of “The Great Calamity” spreads in the assassination’s aftermath 23. Abraham Lincoln. Six complete is-

sues of the New York Tribune from the aftermath of Lincoln’s assassination, each 15.5 x 21, eight pages, dated between April 17 and May 9, 1865. Front page of the April 17 edition, issued just two days after the assassination, abounds with headlines and articles related to the tragedy, including: “The Great Calamity,” “The President’s Murderer Still at Large,” “The Grief of the People,” “Demonstrations of Mourning,” and “The Assassin’s Movements.” Another paper, dated April 29, contains important news on the impending conclusion of the Civil War, with news of the surrenders of Generals Lee and Johnston. The newspaper of May 8 returns its focus to the assassination, reporting the arrest of a conspirator at St. Louis. The final issue, of May 9, 1865, features important news on both fronts, with news on Sherman’s troops—”His Army Homeward Bound”—and about the assassination—”The Trial to Commence Today.” In overall fine condition, with expected folds and a bit of staining to one issue. An extremely interesting grouping of newspapers, especially given the association between the Republican Party of the time and the New York Tribune—founded by Horace Greeley, it was an immensely influential Radical Republican outlet that supported abolition and subjection of the confederacy instead of negotiated peace. The power of the newspaper pushed Union General Irvin McDowell into advance on Richmond before his army was ready, and pressured Lincoln into instating John Pope as commander of the Army of the Potomac after the failure of the Peninsular Campaign. A superb grouping of periodicals that show how news of the assassination dominated the headlines, but was slowly displaced by reports about the conclusion of the Civil War—the two most memorable aspects of Lincoln’s presidency. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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24. Abraham Lincoln. Ink signature, “Yours truly, A. Lincoln,” on a

lightly-lined slip, clipped from a larger page. Framed with a fine brass base relief of Lincoln and a small circular national seal insignia, to an overall size of 10.75 x 7. Moderate toning and soiling, not detracting from the legibility of the signature, otherwise very good condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

Mourning crepe worn by a ‘Guard of Honor’ as Lincoln lay in state 25. Abraham Lincoln. Long strip of black mourning crepe, 35 x 5.5, worn

by Admiral C. H. Eldredge while guarding Lincoln as he lay in state at New York’s City Hall on April 25, 1865. In fine condition. Accompanied by photocopies of Eldredge’s assignment to the guard detail in New York, dated April 25, 1865, an accompanying envelope, and a document dated 1951, describing the ‘Crape [sic] worn as mourning band by Adm. C. H. Eldredge.’ As a member of the distinguished ‘Honor Guard,’ Eldredge stood vigil over Lincoln’s casket from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25, 1865, during the funeral train’s stop in New York as it traveled from Washington to Lincoln’s hometown of Springfield, Illinois. Eldredge served as a Naval Paymaster during the Civil War, rising to Pay Director and remaining in the service for 20 more years. An amazing and historic relic. RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

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Rare full-length silhouette on a legal document from Hardin County, Kentucky—Lincoln’s birthplace 26. Abraham Lincoln. Original hand-drawn black ink silhouette of Lincoln standing in a distinguished full-length profile pose with his hand in his jacket pocket, on the reverse of a legal document, one page, 8 x 13, February 14, 1806. Intersecting folds passing through the drawing, and a bit of show-through and dampstaining to top and bottom edges, otherwise fine condition. The document is from Elizabeth Town, Hardin County, Kentucky, and signed at the conclusion by Abisha Ashcraft. Lincoln was born in Hardin County, remaining there with his family until the age of eight, and was acquainted with the Ashcraft family—an anecdote about Lincoln and Abisha’s nephew, Jimmie, is related in 1921’s The Boyhood of Abraham Lincoln by J. Rogers Gore and Austin Gollaher. One day the young Ashcraft threw a stone at Lincoln’s dog, Honey, because ‘the dog’s ugly and I wanted to hear him holler.’ Lincoln responded by saying, ‘Well, I am ugly too. Next time you want to hit somebody ugly, hit me; I’ll know why you hit me; Honey doesn’t.’ A contest of strength ensued which Lincoln won, and Jimmie admitted defeat: ‘I can’t whip him and I won’t throw any more rocks at his dog.’ With this close personal association and the general rarity of full-figure silhouettes of Lincoln, this is a decidedly unique piece. RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

From the American flag that covered the martyred president’s body as it was carried from Ford’s Theatre 27. Abraham Lincoln. Extremely rare

dark red fragment from a stripe of an American flag, measuring approximately 1.5 x 2.5, reputed to be part of the flag that was used to carry the wounded president from Ford’s Theatre, said to have been presented to eyewitness Jeannie Gourlay, the actress playing the part of Mary Trenchard in Our American Cousin the night of Lincoln’s assassination, by her father, who was one of the men that carried Lincoln’s body across the street to the Petersen house. Includes a small handwritten note, in full: “The piece of torn red flag is a part of the flag which covered Lincoln’s body as it was carried from Ford’s Theatre the night he was shot—carried across the Street.” In fine condition. Accompanied by an original silk memorial ribbon featuring an image of Lincoln and the text, “We Mourn Our Country’s Loss!” After President Lincoln was shot on the evening of April 14, 1865, he was carried across 10th Street to Petersen’s boarding house where he died the following morning. An amazing relic from this moment of highest tragedy that infuses patriotism into an already extremely rare assassination relic. RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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Rare diplomatic appointment for the “Vice Consul of Brazil for the port of New York” 28. Abraham Lincoln. Civil War–dated partly-printed

DS as president, one page, 19.75 x 13.75, September 28, 1864. President Lincoln confirms the appointment of a Brazilian diplomat. In part: “Satisfactory evidence having been exhibited to me that Luiz Frederico de Figaniére has been appointed Vice Consul of Brazil for the port of New York and its District, I do hereby recognize him as such, and declare him free to exercise such functions, powers and privileges as are allowed to Vice Consuls.” Gorgeously signed at the conclusion by Lincoln and countersigned by Secretary of State William H. Seward. In very good condition, with fragile intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing between two letters at end of signature) and a few blocks of toning. Within mere days of this appointment, there was a Civil War skirmish in Brazilian waters—the USS Wachusett had been sent down to Bahia, Brazil, with orders to protect American commerce in the area. When the Wachusett happened to encounter the Confederate raider CSS Florida in Bahia harbor in the early morning hours of October 7, Commander Napoleon Collins gave the order to open fire on the ship, and in this surprise attack the Wachusett’s men were quickly able to capture the Florida, killing five Confederates while suffering no losses of their own. Despite the Union victory the engagement sparked a foreign relations incident, as Brazil claimed that the Americans had violated Brazil’s neutrality by illegally attacking a vessel in their harbor. Under pressure from the Brazilian government, Commander Collins was officially court martialed—however, he was never forced to serve a sentence and was, in fact, promoted, largely because of his victory over the CSS Florida. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

Before delivering his famous Cooper Union Address, Lincoln buys shoes for his new suit 29. Abraham Lincoln. Highly

desirable Springfield Marine and Fire Insurance Company check, 7 x 2.5, filled out and signed by Lincoln, “A Lincoln,” payable to Hurst & Matheny for $6.46, February 1, 1860. In very good to fine condition, with two unobtrusive cancellation cuts (one through beginning of signature, professionally reinforced on reverse), repair on reverse to a small hole in central blank area, and light toning to far right edge.

Charles Hurst, who ran a dry goods store, partnered with Charles Matheny to create the mercantile where Lincoln frequently shopped. On February 1, 1860, Lincoln purchased a new suit from tailors Woods and Henckle and probably new footwear from Hurst & Matheny using checks from the Springfield Marine and Fire Insurance Company in preparation for one of the most important speeches of his life. On February 23, the ‘prairie orator’ journeyed to New York and four days later, on February 27, he delivered his famous Cooper Union Address in which he outlined his views on slavery, catapulting him to national attention and securing his presidential nomination and election. RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

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Appointing a Brigade Surgeon who was later held in Libby Prison 30. Abraham Lincoln. Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 14 x 17.5, April 4, 1862. President Lincoln appoints William H. White “Brigade Surgeon of Volunteers in the service of the United States.” Signed at the conclusion, “Abraham Lincoln,” and countersigned by Secretary of War Edwin Stanton. Nicely archivally suede-matted and framed with a color portrait of Lincoln to an overall size of 34 x 27. Intersecting folds, handwritten portions of the text uniformly light, but still legible, and scattered toning, otherwise fine condition. Lincoln’s signature remains crisp and dark, and the blue seal is intact and only slightly worn. White, having left his practice to join the Army for patriotic reasons, was to serve in McClellan’s Army of the Potomac, and was captured and held prisoner at Libby Prison in Richmond before being exchanged and returned to service. Brigade surgeons were considered a commodity during the war, and their appointments are necessarily scarce. Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

32. Andrew Johnson. Ink

31. Andrew Johnson. Ink signature, “Andrew Johnson, Greenville, Tenn,” on an off-white sheet. Suedematted and framed with an engraved color portrait and name plaque to an overall size of 12.5 x 17.5. In fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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signature, “Andrew Johnson, Greeneville, Tennessee,” on a light blue 5.5 x 8 album page. Also signed by fellow Tennessee congressmen James H. Thomas, Meredith P. Gentry, and George W. Jones; two sheets of the same size are signed by Hopkins L. Turney, John Bell, Frederick P. Stanton, James H. Thomas, Christopher H. Williams, John H. Savage, Albert G. Watkins, Josiah M. Anderson, Andrew Ewing, and Isham G. Harris. In fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


Beautifully displayed presidential pardon in superb condition 33. U. S. Grant. Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 7.5 x 8.5,

December 23, 1874. President Grant orders the Secretary of State to “affix the seal of the United States to a Warrant for the pardon of Henry Smith.” Attractively double-matted and framed with an engraved portrait of Grant to an overall size of 19 x 14.5. In very fine condition. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

34. U. S. Grant. Ink signature, “U. S. Grant,” on an off-white 3.25 x 2 card. Matted and framed with a color portrait and small caption to an overall size of 13.25 x 21.5. In fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Four months after Lee’s surrender, Grant signs a Soldiers Monument Association membership 35. U. S. Grant. Eye-catching DS, one page, 14 x 17, August 28, 1865. Document

bears several vignettes including Abraham Lincoln surrounded by clouds, rays of light, US flags, and six tattered banners, crowned by an eagle with a scroll in its beak. Unissued Soldiers Monument Association membership, signed at the conclusion by Grant as the association’s president, and countersigned by J. C. Smith. In fine condition, with a central horizontal fold and some light feathering to signature. The association is named in honor of Joseph Hamilton Daviess, a Kentucky lawyer, who had volunteered to serve in the Indiana militia in 1811. He was put in command of two companies of dragoons and all the cavalry in Governor William Henry Harrison’s army, and was mortally wounded on November 6, 1811, in the Battle of Tippecanoe. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Grant is alerted to the possible removal of an Illinois revenue collector 36. U. S. Grant. ALS as president, one

page, lightly-lined both sides, 7.75 x 9.75, September 24, 1870. Letter sent from Long Branch, New Jersey, to Illinois Congressman Norman Judd. In full: “Please say to the editor of the German paper in Chicago that I rec’d his dispatch protesting against the removal of Collector Gusser and would answer by telegraph only that I have mislaid his dispatch and do not remember his address. Your dispatch, and his, is the first announcement I had of any contemplated removal of the Collector. As the Comm. of Internal Rev. is absent from Washington, and has been for some time, and as I have been absent for some time also, the report must have been started without any foundation whatever, for what purpose or by whom, I can only conjecture.” Intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, show-through from writing on opposite sides, pencil notation to top of first page, and some mild edge toning and mounting remnants, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

37. Rutherford B. Hayes. Ink signature, “R. B. Hayes,” on an off-white 4.25 x 2.5

card. Scattered light toning and soiling, a bit heavier to edges, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

38. Rutherford B. Hayes. Partly-printed DS one page both sides, 10.75 x 16.5, April 1, 1891. Mortgage deed in which Hayes sells a plot of land in Sandusky, Ohio, to Peter J. Rock for a sum of $550.00, in the form of several promissory notes. Signed twice on the reverse, “Rutherford B. Hayes,” once assigning the mortgage and notes to Ella Knerr, and once discharging the mortgage as paid, dated April 4, 1892. Expected document wear, scattered soiling, a bit of mild dampstaining, and a diagonal pencil cancellation through small portion of one signature, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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As president-elect, Garfield weighs in on a possible cabinet position for a California representative 39. James A. Garfield. ALS as president-elect, signed

“J. A. Garfield,” one page, lightly-lined both sides, 5 x 8, Mentor, Ohio letterhead, February 18, 1881. Letter to Massachusetts Congressman William Crapo, marked at the top, “Confidential.” In full: “I have yours of the 16th inst. enclosing memorial of the Mass. delegation in reference to Mr. Davis, who I esteem very highly. In the strictest confidence, will you write to me immediately, how he stands with his own delegation in the connection, to which your letter refers. By doing this, you will specially oblige me. I know there is some opposition, but do not know its extent.” Accompanied by a letter from Crapo to Mrs. Horace Davis, whose husband was a US Representative from California, forwarding Garfield’s letter to her, in part: “I remember telling you that your husband was seriously considered for the Cabinet by President Garfield and that I had letters sustaining this statement which might be of interest to you…A few days ago I came upon the one which I enclose. In fine condition, with an ink blot over greeting. Despite Davis’s full efforts in support of Garfield in his state, California’s electoral votes went to Winfield Scott Hancock in the hotly contested 1880 presidential election; when he took office, Garfield’s consideration of Davis for a cabinet post was quickly shut down, stymied by his Democratic adversaries. Research shows no later Garfield ALS prior to his inauguration ever offered at auction, and with the scarcity of any autograph material from Garfield’s presidency, this letter is perhaps the closest substitute. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

41. Grover Cleveland. TLS, one page,

40. Chester A. Arthur. Partly-printed DS as president, one page,

17 x 14, March 3, 1882. President Arthur appoints Alexander F. Lobdell as “Postmaster of Brewster’s Station, in the County of Putnam, State of New York.” Signed at the conclusion by Arthur and countersigned by Postmaster General Timothy O. Howe. Post Office Department seal and ribbons affixed to lower left remain fully intact. In very good condition, with small edge separations to intersecting folds and some irregular toning from seal’s ribbons to the signature area. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

7.5 x 10.75, March 20, 1903. Letter to W. H. Charles declining a speaking invitation. In part: “Your letter asking me to make an address…at the Annual dinner of the Penna. Department of the Young Men’s Christian Association, is at hand. I am in full sympathy with all that the Association is attempting to accomplish and would be very glad to do anything in my power to assist. I am sorry to say, however, that I have made plans for an absence from home in the month of May which, though of indefinite length, will certainly extend beyond the date fixed for the dinner.” Cleveland has also made two handwritten corrections to the letter’s text. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, scattered toning and creases, and show-through from mathematical equations on the reverse in an unknown hand. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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42. Frances F. Cleveland. Original

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

“I hope you will never be prevented from giving me your time through any fear of ‘being considered intrusive’” 43. Grover Cleveland. ALS

as president, one page, 5 x 8, Executive Mansion letterhead, April 12, 1886. Letter to Herbert Radclyffe Esquire. In full: “Your letter of the 10th is received. I hope you will never be prevented from giving me your time through any fear of ‘being considered intrusive.’ Thanking you for the interests of which your letter is an evidence.” In fine condition, with central horizontal and vertical folds, a light brush to cramped signature, and a tiny stain to right edge. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope addressed in Cleveland’s hand. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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44. Grover Cleveland.

ALS, one page, 7.75 x 10, Bangs, Stetson, Tracy & MacVeagh law firm letterhead, May 27, 1891. Letter to Franklin Carter, president of Williams College. In part: “You invite Mrs. Cleveland and me to attend the commencement exercises at Williams College next month. The cordiality and heartiness of your invitation is exceedingly pleasing… I regret we have made such plans and engagements as makes it impossible for us to be with you.” Attractively matted and framed to an overall size of 14 x 16.75. Intersecting folds and light toning, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

45. Benjamin Harrison. TLS

signed “Benj Harrison,” one page, 8 x 10.5, personal letterhead, October 29, 1900. Letter declining a speaking engagement. In full: “I beg to acknowledge the invitation of the Business Men’s Republican and Sound Money Association to be present at the review of the parade of the Associated Clubs in New York City on November 3rd, and to express my regret that it will not be possible for me to be present.” Intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, pencil notation to bottom, and some mild toning, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


Fantastic album containing President McKinley and almost all of his cabinet, along with generals and senators 46. William McKinley and Cabinet. Vintage softcover autograph album, 6 x 3.75, signed inside by 52 politicians and dignitaries, highlighted by McKinley and most of his cabinet, almost all single-page. Signers include: William McKinley (as president), John Hay (Secretary of State), Lyman Gage (Secretary of the Treasury), John W. Griggs (Attorney General), John D. Long (Secretay of the Navy), Charles E. Smith (Postmaster General), James Wilson (Secretary of Agriculture), E. A. Hitchcock (Secretary of the Interior), William Day (Secretary of State), Admiral George Dewey, Nelson A. Miles, Stephen R. Mallory (Confederate Secretary of the Navy), Edmund W. Pettus (Confederate General), John W. Daniel, Henry Cabot Lodge, Charles W. Fairbanks, and John R. Hawley, with over two dozen more senators. Some detached pages, and mild toning, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

47. William McKinley. Pro-

gram from a banquet in honor of McKinley and his Cabinet, 6.5 x 10.75, six pages, given by the Merchants and Manufacturer’s Association of Milwaukee on October 16, 1899, at the Hotel Pfister. Inside of the program lists the menu, a list of toasts and speakers, as well as musical selections. Signed on the front cover in pencil, “With great respect, William McKinley.” In fine condition, with some scattered light soiling to front cover. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

48. William McKinley. Ink signature,

“Yours very truly, W. McKinley,” on an offwhite 4.25 x 2.75 State of Ohio Executive Chamber card. A uniform shade of mild toning, and scattered soiling and pencil marks, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“I deeply appreciate the courtesy and kindness of those who ask me to speak, but you have no conception of the drain it is upon me” 49. Theodore Roosevelt.

TLS signed “T. Roosevelt,” one page, trimmed to a size of 6.5 x 8, The Outlook letterhead, October 19, 1911. Letter declining a speaking engagement to a YMCA chapter. In part: “I deeply appreciate the courtesy and kindness of those who ask me to speak, but you have no conception of the drain it is upon me even to accept the very limited proportion that I am physically able to accept and I could not greatly increase this proportion or accept more of the invitations that come to me without absolutely abandoning all thought of any other work.” In fine condition, with trimmed edges and some scattered light creases. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Rare church-related letter from President Taft

50. Theodore Roosevelt. TLS as presi-

dent, one page, 7 x 9, December 21, 1904. Letter to Colonel Hal H. Haig. In full: “It was very kind of you to write, and I thank you heartily for your congratulations, which I appreciate.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds and creases passing through portions of the signature, scattered soiling, and two punch holes to left side. On November 8, 1904, Roosevelt was elected to a full four-year term after succeeding to the presidency in 1901 following McKinley’s assassination; Haig undoubtedly sent a congratulatory note on his victory, prompting this return letter. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

51. William H. Taft.

Ink signature, “Wm. H. Taft,” on an off-white 5 x 3 card. Scattered soiling, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

53. William H. Taft. ALS as president signed “Wm. H. Taft,” two pages, 5.5 x 7, The President’s Cottage letterhead, September 10, 1909. Letter to a gentleman, in full: “I have just now come across your note of Aug 23 accompanied by the account of the 275th anniversary of the First Church of Lynn. I have read with interest Mr. Hawkes historical discourses to which you refer me. I thank you for your courtesy in sending me the book.” Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, addressed in Taft’s hand. In fine condition, with a miniscule edge separation to horizontal mailing fold. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“The only advantage the American people are hoping to gain from the war—a permanent peace guaranteed by a League of Nations” 52. William H. Taft. TLS signed “Wm. H. Taft,” one page, 6.75 x 6.75, March

20, 1918. Letter to Governor Charles S. Whitman of New York, in part: “A special session of present and former governors of states is planned to meet in Independence Hall, Philadelphia, as a feature of the convention on ‘Win The War For Permanent Peace’…The purpose...is to sustain the determination of our people to fight until Prussian militarism has been defeated, confirm opposition to a premature peace, and focus attention upon the only advantage the American people are hoping to gain from the war—a permanent peace guaranteed by a League of Nations.” Two sections directly pertaining to the governor are underlined in red pencil, likely by an aide. In fine condition, with trimmed edges. Taft, a Republican, was a staunch supporter of the League of Nations and the ratification of the Treaty of Versailles proposed by President Woodrow Wilson, a Democrat; as a matter of policy, most Republicans were against Wilson’s ideas, and the US Senate, led by Republican Majority Leader Henry Cabot Lodge, never ratified the Treaty of Versailles, leaving the US out of the League of Nations. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Voicing strong approval of Edward Bok’s plan to build relations between the US and England 54. William H. Taft. TLS signed “Wm. H. Taft,” one page, 8 x 10.5, Supreme Court of the United States letterhead, January 28, 1925. Letter to Edward Bok. In part: “I have looked over your generous proposals, and think that you have stated your purpose more clearly than I could. What I understand you are anxious to do is stimulate in the English public, including that of the British Empire, a closer understanding of the American people and their wishes, traditions, tastes, mistakes and faults by stimulating a closer attention to American politics and American views. You effect this purpose by not only inviting competition but also by inviting the attention of the committees of award and attention of the general public by its interest in the competition…I felicitate the country—both countries indeed–that you are engaged in this work.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

55. William H. Taft. TLS as

president signed “Wm. H. Taft,” one page, 6.5 x 8.75, White House letterhead, July 1, 1910. Letter to James F. Smith of the US Court of Appeals. In full: “I have your letter of June 28th in which you recommend Charles A. Towne as a minority representative on the Canadian Boundary Commission. I shall be very glad to consider Mr. Towne among the gentlemen who form a numerous list of candidates for the place.” In fine condition, with central horizontal mailing fold passing through the signature and a small tear to the upper left. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

56. Woodrow Wilson.

Vintage matte-finish 6.25 x 10.5 Harris and Ewing photo, signed as president in the lower border in fountain pen. Accompanied by a 1916 letter from Wilson’s secretary acknowledging the signature. The photo and letter are matted and framed together to an overall size of 8.75 x 21. In fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

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On the day after his inauguration as president, Wilson appoints the first-ever secretary of commerce 57. Woodrow Wilson. Partly-printed

DS as president, one page, 22 x 18, March 5, 1913. Presidential cabinet appointment. In part: “Know ye that reposing special trust and confidence in the Patriotism, Integrity and Abilities of William C. Redfield of New York, I have nominated, and, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, do appoint him Secretary of Commerce.” Signed at the conclusion by President Wilson and countersigned by Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan. White paper seal affixed to lower left remains fully intact. In very good condition, with significant toning and staining to edges, lighter band of toning to right side, overall brittleness, and upper right corner detached but present; as most flaws reside to edges, the appointment could be nicely matted for clean display. Prior to this existed the United States Department of Commerce and Labor, which was split into separate divisions on March 4, 1913, the day of Wilson’s inauguration. A historically significant document that established a new cabinet position, tenth in the line of succession. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

58. Woodrow Wilson. Partly-printed DS as governor, one page, 17 x 14,

May 2, 1911. Governor Wilson appoints Worthington M. Jacobus “a Member of the Ship Canal Commission in and for the State of New Jersey.” Signed at the conclusion by Wilson and countersigned by Secretary of State S. D. Dickinson. Blue seal affixed to left side remains fully intact with scattered creases. Matted and framed to an overall size of 25.5 x 22.5. In very good condition, with overall foxing and soiling, some staining drips to the right side, and signature a couple shades light. Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

59. Woodrow and Edith Bolling Wilson. Ink signature, “Woodrow

Wilson, 1928,” on an off-white 3.25 x 2.25 card and a bold ink signature, “Edith Bolling Wilson,” on a 3 x 2.25 embossed card. Accompanied by a 1923 letter from Wilson’s secretary John Randolph Bolling, who was also Edith’s younger brother. Also included are assorted correspondence from Bolling to the signature’s recipient dating through the 1920s. In fine condition, with a paperclip mark to the top of Mr. Wilson’s card. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 24 | March 12, 2014 | PRESIDENTS & FIRST LADIES


Early letter as Ohio’s lieutenant governor

Scarce handwritten Harding Marion Star receipt

60. Warren G. Harding. ALS

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

62. Warren G. Harding. ADS, signed “W. G. Harding,” one page, 7.25 x 4.75, November 17, 1918. Receipt written out by Harding on a sheet of Harding Publishing, Marion Daily Star stationery. In full: “Received of H. L. Griffith the sum of Ten Dollars for rent of John & c property for month of November.” Signed at the conclusion, “W. G. Harding, Admin Est. Mary C. Harding.” In fine condition, with central horizontal and vertical folds, one through a single letter of signature, ink spot next to signature, and two rusty paperclip marks to top edge. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Distinguished oversized Pach Bros. portrait 61. Warren G. Harding. Vintage

sepia matte-finish 9.75 x 13 Pach Bros. photo, signed in the lower border in fountain pen. Some light feathering and brushing to most of the signature, missing lower right corner tip, and mounting remnants to reverse, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

63. Calvin Coolidge. Scarce TLS as vice president, one page, 7 x 9, Vice-President’s Chamber letterhead, February 2, 1922. Letter to Marian Tyler at The Nation. In full: “Please accept my thanks for your letter and enclosure. It is always interesting to see the discussion that goes on in the public press.” In fine condition, with a bit of scattered light soiling. Letters from Coolidge during his relatively brief period as vice president are uncommon. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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64. Calvin Coolidge. TLS as

president, one page, 7 x 9, black-bordered White House letterhead, August 11, 1923. Letter to the editor of the National Republic, written just days after the passing of Warren Harding. In full: “I will only send a brief line to thank you for your kind message of the seventh. As we are to be together here in Washington, I shall be glad to have the opportunity of talking with you and thanking you personally.” In fine condition, with a uniform shade of toning from previous display. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

66. Calvin Coolidge. Crisp

vintage matte-finish 10.25 x 13.5 Underwood & Underwood portrait of Coolidge in a seated threequarter-length pose, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Mrs. Lindley H. Hadley, With Best Wishes, Calvin Coolidge.” In fine condition, with a darker area surrounding the image and subtle spots of silvering. The recipient, Lavalette Hadley, was the wife of Congressman Lindley H. Hadley of Washington, who served in the House of Representatives from 1915–1933. Mrs. Hadley was President of the Congressional Club in Washington. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Distinguished oversized and uninscribed portrait 67. Calvin Coolidge.

65. Calvin Coolidge. Two letters to W. L. S. Gordon, postmaster of New Orleans: ALS, two pages on adjoining sheets, 5.25 x 6.5, Lakeside Inn letterhead, February 8, 1930. In part: “I expect to pass through your city soon. I may stay over night…I wish you would get Mrs. Coolidge and me a place to stay at the hotel. We do not want anything elaborate”; and a TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, personal letterhead, January 2, 1931. In part: “It was most kind of you to send us some cane syrup which I am certain we shall enjoy…We will always remember with great pleasure your kind hospitality when we were in your city.” In overall fine condition, with intersecting folds and a bit of scattered foxing. Accompanied by both original mailing envelopes (one addressed in Coolidge’s hand), the follow-up telegram Coolidge references in the first letter, and Gordon’s retained carbon copy of his response to the request for a hotel room. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Vi n t a g e matte-finish 8.75 x 12 portrait of Coolidge, signed at the bottom in fountain pen, “Compliments of Calvin Coolidge, July 1920.” In fine condition, with trimmed edges and some light contrast to signature against the dark background. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


Rare letter while gold mining in China: “The natives work some veins there—but the natives demand some compensation”

68. Herbert Hoover. Partial ALS signed “H. C. Hoover,” four pages, 5.25 x 8.25, no date but most likely circa 1900. Four concluding pages of a five-page letter related to mining. In part: “At Da Cha Gow they are now opening a new vein which bids fair to be of sufficient size but too little work has been done yet to give a definite opinion. At Ta Hu Tien the officers of the company contemplate starting a branch office as the natives work some veins there—but the natives demand some compensation. The prospects…are not such as would warrant a considerable payment…All the other places get their ore from small gash veins which are very nearly exhausted and I look for a majority of the branch offices to begin to lose money…In general my conclusions up to the present may be stated—1. There are possibly three places where solid gold mining may be established…2. Unless some unexpected discovery of new veins be made the company must face a considerable decrease in its gold product…I look forward to successful result from our work.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds, numerous edge tears and chips (one tear almost extending into signature), and a noticeable central stain to the third page. Shortly after graduating from Stanford with a degree in geology, Hoover began to work for Bewick, Moreing & Co., a London-based gold mining company, who dispatched him to the gold fields of Western Australia in 1897. After his success there, he was sent to China, where he lived from 1899 to 1901 to act as consultant to Chinese government in developing mines—it would appear that it was during this period that Hoover penned this letter. In addition to its fascinating content, handwritten letters by Hoover are very scarce—especially from this early date—and it is only the second time we have encountered this variation of his signature. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

FDR pauses his presidential motorcade to talk with his VA administrator 69. Franklin D. Roosevelt. Very nice vintage matte-finish 13 x 11 photo of President Roosevelt stopping during a presidential motorcade to speak to Veterans Administration head General Frank T. Hines, signed in the lower border in fountain pen by Roosevelt, Hines, Virginia Governor George C. Perey and Congressman Clifton P. Woodrum who were seated in the car with FDR. In fine condition. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. Photo was taken on October 19, 1934, when Roosevelt was on his way to dedicate the Salem, Virginia, Veterans Hospital. Newspaper accounts recall that Roosevelt, who was then not yet halfway through the first of his four terms, arrived in town on a private seven-car train, and rode in a Packard Phaeton—part of his 20-car caravan along a crowd-lined route to the hospital. The Roanoke Times reported that ‘The wildest enthusiasm during the tour to the grounds was evident at Virginia Heights school, where children let out deafening yells, waving their flags in a symphony of color.’ RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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70. Franklin D. Roosevelt. Fantastic limited edition 8.25 x 6.25

watercolor print of the White House exterior removed from The Democratic Book, nicely signed in ink, “Franklin D. Roosevelt.” Suede-matted with a portrait of Roosevelt to an overall size of 19 x 12.25. In very fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Choice diplomatic presidential appointment

72. Franklin D. Roosevelt. Vintage matte-finish 7.75 x 10.5 Underwood and Underwood photo, signed and inscribed in the lower border in fountain pen, “For Harry Hunter from Franklin D. Roosevelt.” Photo is affixed to an identical size rigid mount. Trimmed edges, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

73. Harry S. Truman. TLS

71. Franklin D. Roosevelt. Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 22.5 x 18.5, June 13, 1933. President Roosevelt appoints Francis White of Maryland as “Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Czechoslovakia.” Boldly signed at the conclusion by Roosevelt and countersigned by Acting Secretary of State William Phillips. White paper seal affixed to lower left remains fully intact with a tear to upper right. Framed to an overall size of 24 x 20. In fine condition, with one trivial stain to left side. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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as president, one page, 7 x 8.75, White House letterhead, June 29, 1949. Letter to General W. B. Persons. In part: “I understand you are on the eve of retirement after thirty years service. I just want to express to you my hope that you will have a long and happy life and a useful career after your retirement. I was well acquainted with your work in the Congress while I was in the Senate and you made a great contribution to the war effort.” In fine condition, with a bit of scattered light soiling, not affecting the signature or legibility. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


“From now on, man moves into a new era of destructive power, capable of creating explosions of a new order of magnitude, dwarfing the mushroom clouds of Hiroshima and Nagasaki”

74. Harry S. Truman. Rare original press release issued prior to

Truman’s State of the Union address on January 7, 1953, eight pages both sides, 8 x 14, signed at the conclusion in fountain pen. With incredible content throughout, Truman reflects on his presidency and looks toward the future. In part: “In just two weeks, General Eisenhower will be inaugurated as President of the United States and I will resume—most gladly—my place as a private citizen of this Republic. The Presidency last changed hands eight years ago this coming April. That was a tragic time: a time of grieving for President Roosevelt—the great and gallant human being who had been taken from us; a time of unrelieved anxiety to his successor, thrust so suddenly into the complexities and burdens of the Presidential office. Not so this time. This time we see the normal transition under our democratic system… I took the oath of office on April 12, 1945. In May of that same year, the Nazis surrendered. Then, in July, that great white flash of light, man-made at Alamogordo, heralded swift and final victory in World War II—and opened the doorway to the atomic age…The world is divided, not through our fault or failure, but by Soviet design. They, not we, began the cold war. And because the free world saw this happen because men know we made the effort and the Soviet rulers spurned it—the free nations have accepted leadership from our Republic, in meeting and mastering the Soviet offensive… Meanwhile, the progress of scientific experiment has outrun our expectations. From now on, man moves into a new era of destructive power, capable of creating explosions of a new order of magnitude,

dwarfing the mushroom clouds of Hiroshima and Nagasaki...he war of the future would be one in which man could extinguish millions of lives at one blow, demolish the great cities of the world, wipe out the cultural achievements of the past—and destroy the very structure of a civilization that has been slowly and painfully built up through hundreds of generations… Our ultimate strength lies, not alone in arms, but in the sense of moral values and moral truths that give meaning and vitality to the purposes of free people. These values are our faith, our inspiration, the source of our strength and our indomitable determination…Let all of us pause now, think back, consider carefully the meaning of our national experience. Let us draw comfort from it and faith, and confidence in our future as Americans.” In fine condition. This speech marked the important transition from FDR to Truman to Eisenhower, and continued the tradition begun by Roosevelt of delivering an oral speech before Congress, rather than a written message. Along with numerous references to the atomic bomb and nuclear warfare—one of the most lasting and controversial legacies of Truman’s administration—this famous State of the Union address also holds an important allusion to nuclear tests at Eniwetok, which confirmed to the world that the US had successfully developed the hydrogen bomb. Reflecting on his achievements while in office and looking towards the future of American policy and people, this is an extraordinary speech rife with historic content. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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75. Harry S. Truman.

TLS, one page, 7 x 8.75, White House letterhead, September 26, 1951. Letter to Texas congressman Maury Maverick. In part: “I have been having difficulty finding an Administrator for the Small Business Organization—the same sort of difficulty I had with the Price Control and Economic Administrator. Mr. Wilson has not opposed it. I think I have him and Mr. Sawyer both lined up to help meet the situation.” Overall toning and a few staple holes to upper left corner, otherwise fine condition. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Court order allowing the seizure of private property for road expansion 76. Harry S. Truman. DS one

onionskin page, 8.5 x 14, October 31, 1932. Court order allowing for the taking of privately-owned land for a road expansion. In part: “A public necessity exists for the establishment, widening, and relocating of a public road, it will be necessary to take private property for the establishment… The County Engineer within fifteen (15) days hereafter, survey, mark out and describe said road, and prepare a map thereof.” Signed at the conclusion by Truman as the presiding judge. In fine condition, with two punch holes to top edge. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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77. Harry S. Truman.

TLS, one page, 7 x 9, White House letterhead, November 21, 1952. Letter to Gerald G. Wagner, general manager of Loper Washington Theatres. In full: “I appreciate very much your letter of the eighteenth and the enclosed invitation to attend a presentation of the London Film ‘Breaking the Sound Barrier.’ I wish I could come but Mrs. Truman and I are tied up and will not be able to be present, much to our regret.” In fine condition. The film, a fictionalized story of British aerospace engineers solving the problem of supersonic flight, was nominated for two Academy Awards, winning the Oscar for Best Sound, Recording. Its Washington Premiere, by invitation only, was held on the evening of November 25, 1952, ‘In Honor of the U.S. Air Force’ at the Playhouse Theatre, managed by Wagner. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Response to a family’s inquiry into their son’s WWII unit: “The War Department regards that as a secret matter” 78. Harry S. Truman.

World War II–dated TLS, one page, 8 x 10.5, US Senate letterhead, January 14, 1944. Letter to John W. Snyder. In full: “The following information has been given me by Colonel Pfeil, War Department Liaison Officer regarding the case of Corporal George A. Kieffer: ‘I have today received assurance from the War Department that Corporal Kieffer was given a definite assignment to a unit before leaving the United States. I am unable to give you the designation of the unit, as the War Department regards that as a secret matter while troops are in transit. The family should hear from the young man upon completion of his journey, at which time he will be permitted to disclose the designation of his unit and his new Army Post Office number.” Truman adds a handwritten postscript at the conclusion, “Hope we can have the same luck with Schoenberg.” In fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


Medal for Merit and citation presented to a vital member of the president’s War Manpower Commission 79. Harry S. Truman. Extremely rare Medal for Merit with two accompanying signed documents. One, an engraved DS, signed as president, one page, 12 x 9.75, dated July 18, 1946, presenting Frank L. McNamee the Medal for Merit. The other, a DS, signed as president, one page, 8 x 10, to accompany McNamee’s award of the Medal for Merit. In part: “For exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the United States as an official of the War Manpower Commission from July 1, 1943 to October 15, 1945. Mr. McNamee, as Manpower Director of one of the most critical industrial areas in the country, initiated many new programs that were later adopted as national policy…” The document continues, enumerating McNamee’s achievements. Also included is the Medal for Merit presented to McNamee, 4˝ long, with its purple ribbon and pin, a gold eagle with its wings outstretched within a blue circle of stars, and a Latin quote at the bottom. In very good condition, with moderate toning to both documents from previous display, as well as some dampstaining to document. The medal is in fine condition. Established by Executive Order by President Roosevelt in 1942, the War Manpower Commission’s purpose was to regulate the most efficient use of labor during World War II. It was within this Commission that Frank McNamee earned his Medal for Merit which, during the period it was awarded (1942-1952), was the highest civilian decoration in the United States. This prestigious and rare medal—awarded personally by the president to only 238 people—complete with the citations and presidential signed documentation, seldom appears at auction. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Choice oversized presidential portrait 80. Harry S. Truman. Vintage matte-finish 11 x 14 portrait of Truman in a distinguished pose, boldly signed and inscribed in the lower border in fountain pen, “Kindest regards to Chas. H. Jaccard, Harry S. Truman.” In fine condition. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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81. Harry S. Truman.

TLS, one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, May 13, 1966. In full: “I have read your letter and found it very interesting. Service in government, whether on a local or national level, can be rewarding if one is so constituted as to derive satisfaction from serving rather than being served. As a rule it is best to start at the local level and work up.” In fine condition. Precertified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

82. Dwight D. Eisenhower. Pro-

gram page from a 1967 West Point Graduates dinner, 6 x 9.25, signed under his image in blue ballpoint. In fine condition, with two partial punch holes to right edge. Accompanied by the program’s covers as well as a letter of authenticity from James Spence. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

General Eisenhower takes control of Germany: “We come as conquerors, but not as oppressors” 83. Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Scarce broadside in English and German, two adjoining 11.75 x 16.5 sheets, circa September 1944. Eisenhower’s proclamation to the people of Germany announcing the establishment of an Allied Military Government. In part: “I, General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Force, do hereby proclaim as follows:—I. The Allied Forces serving under my command have now entered Germany. We come as conquerors, but not as oppressors. In the area of Germany occupied by the forces under my command, we shall obliterate Nazi-ism and German Militarism. We shall overthrow the Nazi rule, dissolve the Nazi Party and abolish the cruel, oppressive and discriminatory laws and institutions which the Party has created. We shall eradicate that German Militarism which has so often disrupted the peace of the world. Military and Party leaders, the Gestapo and others suspected of crimes and atrocities will be tried and, if guilty, punished as they deserve. II. Supreme legislative, judicial and executive authority and powers within the occupied territory are vested in me as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces and as Military Governor.” Central vertical and horizontal folds (partial separations repaired to reverse) and overall wrinkling, otherwise fine condition. The United Press reported from Allied Supreme Headquarters in London on September 18, 1944, that ‘a broadcast message directed to Western and Southwestern Germany said that Eisenhower will exercise supreme legislative, judicial and executive authority in the theater under his command.’ RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Menu from Ike’s White House dinner honoring his impressive West Point class 84. Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower. Formal menu for a White House dinner held on June 30, 1954, honoring Eisenhower’s 1915 class at West Point, 6 x 9, two pages, complete with its gray, blue, and yellow ribbon, and featuring a gold presidential seal and engraving of the White House on the front cover. Signed on the inside in blue ink, “Mamie Doud Eisenhower” and “Dwight D. Eisenhower.” Menu was presented to attendee Laura Menoher, wife of General Pearson Menoher. Accompanied by a vintage 14 x 11 formal portrait of the dinner’s attendees, coded to identify each individual member. In fine condition. This West Point class was referred to as ‘The Class the Stars Fell On,’ due to the generals it produced. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Replying “at General MacArthur’s request,” Eisenhower describes troop movements on the Western Front during WWI 85. Dwight D. Eisenhower. TLS

signed “Dwight Eisenhower,” two pages, 8 x 10.5, War Department, Office of the Chief of Staff letterhead, March 14, 1935. Letter to a military history enthusiast. In part: “As requested in your letter of March 11th, General MacArthur has signed a photograph which I am forwarding to you today. At the General’s direction I have looked up the records of Sector Occupation for the 26th and 42nd Divisions. The recognized authority for such statistic is ‘Order of Battle of the United States Land Forces in the World War’…This book shows that the 26th Division entered the lines in the Chemin-des-Dames Sector on February 6th and remained there until March 22nd…The first time that the 42nd Division entered the lines as a separate unit and with full responsibility for the Divisional Sector was on March 31st…it seems that the 26th Division was the first of the National Guard Divisions to enter and occupy a position on the front lines. However the 42nd Division was apparently the first of the National Guard Divisions to enter the lines and take over exclusive responsibility, as a Division, for the area occupied…I have made this reply at General MacArthur’s request.” In fine condition, with staple holes to upper left corner. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. While Eisenhower was in the military during WWI, he was never sent overseas—despite his repeated requests to go to the warfront. On the other hand, MacArthur was in the 42nd Division—the topic of this letter—and saw action on the front lines of battle throughout 1918 and 1919, emerging as a highly decorated soldier known for his leadership qualities. Eisenhower accompanied MacArthur to the Philippines in 1935, where he served as a military advisor to the government. The two had strong philosophical disagreements regarding the role of the Philippine Army, and the resulting antipathy between them lasted the rest of their lives. In addition to its excellent content, this is the earliest Eisenhower letter we have ever offered. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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86. Dwight D. Eisenhower. TLS as president, one page, 6.75 x 9, White House letterhead, September 22, 1959. Letter to C. W. Young, Chairman of the Florida Federation of Young Republicans. In full: “Thank you very much for sending me copies of the two resolutions adopted by the Florida Federation of Young Republicans. I am grateful to all of you for your support of the principles for which I stand, and, additionally, I appreciate very much the sentiments expressed in your more than kind accompanying letter.” In fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“Uncle Dwight” reassures his nephew that the presidential library has material from the “English section of a German edition of the Eisenhower genealogy” 87. Dwight D. Eisenhower. TLS signed “Uncle Dwight,” one page, 7 x 10.25, personal letterhead, February 16, 1965. Letter to Lowell Eisenhower. In part: “I have been assured that the President Library in Abilene has the material published by Mrs. Fannie Richardson—which, incidentally, is the English section of a German edition of the Eisenhower genealogy—and also the basic research material she compiled…The Eisenhower Library, Abilene, Kansas, will be most cooperative.” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. We have never before encountered this variation of Ike’s signature, and it is especially befitting of the letter’s great content referring to the the Eisenhower family. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Original images of Caroline and John-John’s first day of school in 1964 88. Jacqueline Kennedy. Two original glossy

photos, a 6.25 x 8 photo of Jackie taking Caroline to her first day of school at Sacred Heart in New York on September 15, 1964; and 7 x 9 image of Jackie walking hand-in-hand with a young John, Jr. as she takes him to his first day of school on the same day. Both are nicely are double-matted and framed with two small plaques and a copy of a White House photo of President Kennedy watching Caroline and John, Jr., running around the Oval Office, to an overall size of 36 x 18. In fine condition. Oversized. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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89. John F. Kennedy. Two original unsigned vintage glossy photos: a 9 x 7.25 photo of Kennedy seated at the head table during a presidential campaign dinner, with two young supporters behind him, double-cloth-matted and framed to an overall size of 14 x 12; and a 7.5 x 9 image of Kennedy at the same dinner pointing to a sheet in front of him, matted and framed to an overall size of 10.75 x 12.75. In fine condition, with some mild rippling to first photo. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

90. John F. Kennedy. Collection of nine original and secondgeneration photos, ranging in size from 6.5 x 10 up to 11.5 x 8.25. Original photos include: one of Kennedy seated at a table, a close-up photo of Lee Harvey Oswald, a 1973 image of Ted Kennedy speaking, and a photo of Kennedy in his Dallas motorcade. Other photos include: Kennedy watching John, Jr., running in the Oval Office, a composite of two stills from the Zapruder film; Clint Hill climbing on the back of the president’s limousine seconds after he was shot; an image of Rose Kennedy with her three young children; and the President and Mrs. Kennedy walking by the White House Christmas tree. In overall very good to fine condition, with scattered creases and a horizontal tear to the Oswald photo. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

An excellent collection of campaign materials that propelled JFK into the White House 91. John F. Kennedy. A nice collection of original Kennedy campaign items including:

A PT 109 tie clip, imprinted “Kennedy 60,” on the bow; two tie clasps with “Let’s Back Jack,” and “Kennedy for President”; seven various size campaign pin-back badges, including “America Needs Kennedy-Johnson,” “We Want, We Need Kennedy,” and “John F. Kennedy for President,” complete with ribbon and small donkey; three different campaign fliers; a small black-bordered prayer card; and a printed brochure of Kennedy’s eulogy given by Richard Cardinal Cushing. In fine condition, with some scattered light wear to campaign brochures. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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“I write to appeal to you to please not go ahead with your intended book—The Day Kennedy Was Shot,” pleas the grieving widow: “This whole year has been a struggle and it seems you can never escape from reminders” 92. Jacqueline Kennedy. ALS, two pages both sides, 6.25 x 9.25,

black-bordered personal letterhead, September 17, 1964. Mrs. Kennedy urgently appeals to Jim Bishop to relinquish plans to write his intended book, The Day Kennedy Was Shot. In full: “I write to appeal to you to please not go ahead with your intended book—The Day Kennedy Was Shot. The idea of it is so distressing to me. I cannot bear to think of seeing—or of seeing advertised—a book with that name and subject—or that my children might see it or someone might mention it to them. This whole year has been a struggle and it seems you can never escape from reminders. You try so hard to avoid them—then you take the children to the news shop—and there is a magazine with a picture of Oswald on it staring up at you. Now the Warren report is about to come out—I will try not to read the papers until it is over with. As you know, it was my fear as long ago as December [1963]—that all sorts of different and never ending, conflicting, and sometimes sensational things would be written about President Kennedy’s death. So I hired William Manchester—to protect President Kennedy and the truth. He was to interrogate everyone who had any connection with those days—and if I decide the book should never be published—then Mr. Manchester will be reimbursed for his time. Or if I decide it should be known, I will decide when it should be published—some time in the future when the pain is not so fresh. I suppose I must let it appear as I have no right to suppress history, which people have a right to know, for reasons of private pain. But all the people he spoke to were asked not to discuss those days with anyone else—and they have all kept that faith, and will continue to. So that leaves nothing but the Warren Commission report, which will be public any way, for an author like yourself to base a book on. I have not read and do not plan to read the report—but I know it will be factual and not contain the sort of personal detail that you need for your kind of book. So your book could only be a treatment [of the Report], in

your words, of something which will be published any way. It would be just one more thing that would cause suffering, and it would not add anything new. For this reason—I beg of you not to go ahead with your book. You were most sensitive to my feelings the one time I met you—I fervently hope you will be again.” The first page of the letter bears a blue cast caused when the letter was accidentally placed on a thermofax machine, giving the front page only a mimeographed appearance, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a photocopy of Bishop’s response to Kennedy’s letter, as well as a copy of a 1966 letter from Bishop to his editor at Random House, intending to proceed with the book even though Kennedy shut off his sources. Worried that “all sorts of different and never ending, conflicting, and sometimes sensational things would be written about President Kennedy’s death,” Jackie commissioned William Manchester to write an official account of the president’s final days in early 1964. He was given exclusive access to interview family members, friends, and associates of Kennedy’s—over a thousand people in total—and agreed to the stipulation that Mrs. Kennedy and Robert, then Attorney General, would have to approve the manuscript before it could be published, and that the earnings from the book would go to the JFK Library. Believing that she had the issue under control, Jackie was understandably upset when she received word that Jim Bishop (who had previously written A Day in the Life of President Kennedy, and met Mrs. Kennedy while working on it), was writing his own account. In an attempt to dissuade him, she appealed to him on an emotional level, discussing how difficult the year has been for her and especially her children, and on a business level, informing him that he would have access to no interviews, as Manchester was given that exclusive right. Despite this effort, Bishop’s book was published in 1968 to great success. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

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Remarkable example of one of America’s most iconic images— JFK, Jr. salutes 93. John F. Kennedy. Iconic first-generation original glossy 10 x 8 photo of John F. Kennedy, Jr., saluting his father’s flag-draped casket as it passes by on a horse-drawn caisson during the funeral procession down Pennsylvania Avenue, on November 25, 1963. Reverse bears press stamps that read, “This Picture May Not Be Published” and “Star Staff Photo by Francis Routt.” In fine condition, with scattered surface creases. While the young Kennedy’s salute at his father’s funeral is one of the most recognizable images of the era, this one taken by Routt appears to be the only photograph with the flag-draped casket also in view—a stunning and unique variation of this classic photo. RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Eerie Oval Office photos from September 1963— a foreboding rifle in view 94. John F. Kennedy. Two vintage

original color photos: one glossy 10 x 8 photo of Kennedy in the Oval Office beside Connecticut Congressman-at-Large Benjamin F. Grabowski and his administrative assistant William J. Scully, with a rifle hanging on the wall in the background; and a satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of the same scene. Both are stamp-dated September 11, 1963, on the reverse, and also bear stamps that read, “Robert H. Knudson, The White House.” Surface spotting and streaking to the vertically oriented photo, otherwise overall fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

95. John F. Kennedy. Rectangular piece of clear plexiglass, 7.75 x 6 x 0.25, featuring a bullet hole in the right side. Notations on the section read, “Front Side. 1-1-85. 1/4˝ Plexi—same type used in JFK limousine roof. JKL 86-57. Gookin.” Originates from the collection of Dr. John K. Lattimer, who conducted extensive research into the assassination. Accompanied by Lattimer’s original file folder, labeled “86/57 JFK Bubble Top Plastic with 30:06 Bullet Hole in it by Gookin.” In fine condition. Ostensibly, Dr. Lattimer was experimenting to see if a similar bullet would have significantly slowed down when it penetrated the plexiglass of the limousine’s roof, had the bubbletop been used. In addition to being the first non-governmental medical specialist to review assassination evidence, he conducted numerous ballistic tests, even writing a book on the subject entitled Kennedy and Lincoln: Medical & Ballistic Comparisons of Their Assassinations. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Diverse collection of Kennedy material, including inaugural ephemera 96. John F. Kennedy. Collection of 29 pieces of ephemera related

to JFK and his family, primarily comprised of various programs, autographs, and original photos, including a number of items from his inauguration on January 20, 1961. Inaugural items include printed invitations to the inaugural ceremony, concert, ball, reception for governors and distinguished guests, and reception for distinguished ladies at the National Gallery of Art; and programs for the main ceremonies and inaugural concert. Autographic material includes three signed photos of Ted Kennedy, a signed photo of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, and a signature and signed photo of Sargent Shriver. Unsigned photos include images of JFK, John and Jackie on their wedding day; Jacqueline holding John, Jr. and Caroline; Lyndon B. Johnson and family; Ted Kennedy campaigning; and JFK with Eisenhower on the day of his inauguration. Programs consist of two memorial booklets from the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston, and a pamphlet containing the eulogies delivered in honor of Robert F. Kennedy. Balance of the lot includes two Kennedy memorial stamp first day of issue displays, a couple engraved portraits of LBJ, and a printed card from Lady Bird. In overall fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Rare color portrait as president signed within three months of his assassination 97. John F. Kennedy. Choate alumni bulletin depicting a portrait of President Kennedy on the front cover, issued between August and November 1963, 8.25 x 10.75, 56 pages, signed and inscribed below his image in blue ballpoint, “To Tom Jr., with best regards, John Kennedy.” In very good condition, with a tape-repaired tear to the lower edge and some scattered stains to edges. Accompanied by a clean, unsigned example of the bulletin. Kennedy attended Choate from 1931 to 1935, and was elected as ‘most likely to succeed’ from his graduating class. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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98. John F. Kennedy. Original swatch of the dark blue bloodstained seat leather from the limousine Kennedy was riding in at the time of his assassination, measuring approximately .5 x .25, double-suedematted with an image and description to an overall size of 11 x 14. In fine condition. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from University Archives and a packet of information regarding provenance. After Kennedy’s assassination, the presidential limousine was returned to the White House where it was under the care of F. Vaughn Ferguson. The bloodstained leather upholstery of the rear seat was removed—light blue from the main body of the bench-style seat, and dark blue from the border area—and the car sent to a Cincinnati firm for refitting and a security upgrade. Ferguson was able to retain the removed leather sections and eventually sold them to collector Raleigh DeGeer Amyx. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Writing to his Glen Ora parish priest, a friendship which started at mass and continued for the rest of his life 99. John F. Kennedy. TLS as president, one page, 6.75 x 8.75, White House

letterhead, July 23, 1962. Letter to Father Albert Pereira. In full: “My thanks for your recent generous letter and for the suggestion that I write a brief letter to Mr. Woodrow White. I am most happy to send such a letter, as both Mrs. Kennedy and myself have appreciated greatly the efforts which he and all those associated with the Community Center have made. I welcome your views, both on the Supreme Court decision and on the continuing problem we are having in attaining in Congress a sensible program of aid to colleges.” In fine condition, with some mild toning along top edge. Accompanied by two TLSs to Pereira from Pierre Salinger and a third from Pereira to Kennedy’s assistant, Kenneth O’Donnell. A week after moving his family to the White House at the start of his presidency, Kennedy signed a lease for the Glen Ora farm in Middleburg, Virginia, a charming country retreat about an hour west of Washington. On their first visit in early February of 1961, they attended mass at Middleburg Community Center, where they met the presiding Reverend Albert Pereira. Over the next three years, they grew very close with the reverend, joining forces to help transform the suddenly famous town from a segregated and insulated place to a more united and openminded community. In the accompanying letter from Pereira, dated April 5, 1962, he writes, ‘One year ago the Kennedy’s [sic] were not so welcome in Middleburg. Not so today. Their dislike of Democrats, their jealousy of such socially prominent people has completely disappeared.’ A charming letter from the busy president to the small town priest who became a dear friend during his three years in office. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Stunning image from JFK’s famous Madison Square Garden birthday party 100. John F. Kennedy. Exceptional original glossy 8 x 10 press photo of Kennedy addressing

the audience during his birthday party at Madison Square Garden on May 19, 1962. Stamp-dated May 20, 1962, on the reverse and accompanied by two previously affixed press captions identifying the photo. In fine condition, with slight rippling to edges. An absolutely gorgeous image that captures the essence of the night, showing the president at a dramatically lit podium with balloons in the rafters. A bit earlier in the program, Marilyn Monroe had performed her infamous ‘Happy Birthday, Mr. President.’ RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Jackie’s stunning pitcher vase which graced both her New York and Martha’s Vineyard residences 101. Jacqueline Kennedy. Gorgeous hand-painted porcelain pitcher vase

originally owned by Jacqueline Kennedy, 14.5˝ tall, with a blue circular pattern with areas of larger red highlights, blue borders to the top and bottom edges, and an ornate oversized handle. No maker’s marks are visible, however, the underside of the vase bears a painted blue “L” as well as a painted red “N.” Included with the vase is a 5˝ diameter wooden stand. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from John Russell, who states, “I do know she obtained this item sometime after 1975 and her second husband’s death. She brought it to her New York apartment and it was in her residence at Martha’s Vineyard. She put it on a book shelf for a period but as she added books she took it down and then gave it to one of her domestic helpers. I purchased this beautiful piece while Jackie Kennedy Onassis was still alive and living in New York.” Also accompanied by a second letter from Bob Cochran which states that the vase “was in her possession for several years. She gifted this item to a trusted confidant…furthermore this article was with Jackie during the time she helped with the creation of the JFK Library…The person I received it from is a personal friend of Jackie Kennedy and Pat Lawford.” Also included is a copy of the floor plan of Kennedy’s New York apartment, with a corner in the library circled where the vase stood. In fine condition. A beautiful, personal item embodying Kennedy’s famously tasteful decorating sense. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Christmas gift from President Johnson to his longtime assistant 103. Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson. Color

102. Lady Bird Johnson. Signed book: A White House Diary. First

edition, first printing. NY: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1970. Hardcover with dust jacket, 7 x 9.25, 806 pages. Signed in felt tip on a ‘first edition’ bookplate affixed to the first free end page by Lady Bird. Also signed in ink on slips affixed to the following pages by 41 notable figures, including King Hussein of Jordan, Roger Blough, Ramsey Clark, Liz Carpenter, Margaret Truman, Clifton Daniel, John S. D. Eisenhower, Arthur Goldberg, Helen Byrd, Sarah T. Hughes, Arthur MacArthur, Mrs. Douglas MacArthur, John D. Rockefeller IV, Sharon Percy Rockefeller, Edward Teller, Curtis LeMay, Dean Rusk, William Westmoreland, Katherine Westmoreland, Rene Verdon, Charles Conrad, Frank Borman, Walt Cunningham, Rise Stevens, Ellsworth Bunker, Harold Wilson, Robert Merrill, and Spiro T. Agnew. Numerous tears to dust jacket and blocks of toning from affixed slips, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

vintage glossy 11.5 x 8.25 photo of the First Family posing on the White House lawn, affixed to a 14.5 x 11.5 mount, signed and inscribed on the mount in fountain pen as president and first lady, “For Dorothy and Philip Nichols—whose friendship has meant so much through the years—Lady Bird” and “Lyndon B. Johnson,” with Lady Bird adding “Christmas 1967” below. Framed to an overall size of 16 x 12.75. In fine condition, with light overall crazing to finish of the photo. Dorothy Nichols was a close friend of the family and one of LBJ’s longestserving assistants, her employment extending all the way back to his days in the House of Representatives during the 1930s. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Finishing his historic state visit, Reagan criticizes Communist Europe, singling out Russia as “cousins on the other side of the wall” 104. Ronald Reagan. Signed copy of a White House press release, seven pages, 8.5 x 14, of the speech Reagan delivered at Hambach Castle in the Federal Republic of Germany, on May 6, 1985. Speech reads in part: “More Americans trace their roots to this land…than to almost any other place or people in the world…From here…thousands left to cross a mighty ocean, to push back America ’s frontiers and to help us win a great struggle for independence… They were with us the day we won the historic battle of Yorktown… Europe today—divided by concrete walls…is living portrait of the most compelling truth of our time—the future belongs to the free—Europe is divided because part of Europe is not free…History is on the side of those struggling for a true revolution of peace…The first frontier of European liberty begins in Berlin…America will stand by you… The experts said the Federal Republic could not absorb millions of refugees, establish a democracy on the ashes of Nazism and be reconciled with your neighbors. You did all three.” Signed at the bottom of the first page, “Thought you might like to see this. Ronald Reagan.” In fine condition. During his speech, Reagan also made references to his ‘Star Wars’ missile-defense program, as well as the solidarity movement in Poland. His support for the reunification of Germany was certain to upset the Kremlin, which considered the borders agreed on at the end of World War II to be inviolable—especially the division of Germany so it could never again be a military threat. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Two razors used to shave Reagan’s face— along with a presidential gift box

105. Ronald Reagan. Two vintage Dubl Duck ‘Satinedge’ straightedge razors, used by William Gornik of Drucker’s Barber Shop to shave Reagan and his other celebrity clientele. Gornik worked at Drucker’s Barber Shop on Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills, where Reagan frequented for a long period of time—he began going there during his acting days in the 1940s and continued to patronize the establishment throughout his gubernatorial and presidential years. Also includes a wooden felt-lined box given to Gronik when he retired, 13 x 5 x 2, featuring a lacquered image of a classic pioneer scene on top. Inside is a printed card that reads, “With Best Wishes From the President.” In overall fine condition. A one-of-a-kind presidential item from one of our nation’s best-groomed leaders. RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Reagan’s personally-owned designer tie—re-gifted by Nancy 106. Ronald Reagan. Reagan’s personally-owned blue, pink, and purple floral pattern necktie from the Lilly Pulitzer store in Nantucket, measuring approximately 59˝ long. Signed and inscribed on the reverse of the wide end of the tie by Mrs. Reagan, “To Oscar—with warm thanks and best wishes, Nancy Reagan.” In very fine condition. Accompanied by the original box, Lilly Pulitzer business card of Gordon C. Russell, and a letter from Russell dated August 10, 1998, in full: “Dear President Reagan, please accept this Lilly tie with our fondest wishes for you! The United States and, indeed, the entire world is profoundly better off thanks to your great vision and leadership.” RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Nixon, Ford, Reagan, and Carter all honor the slain Anwar Sadat 107. Four Presidents. Color semi-glossy 8 x 10 cardstock photo of Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, and Jimmy Carter gathered at the White House preparing to depart for Anwar Sadat’s funeral in 1981, signed at the bottom in black felt tip by all four. A few surface bends and creases, otherwise fine condition. Assassinated during the annual victory parade in Cairo, President Anwar Sadat’s funeral took place on October 10, 1981. Before attending the event, Carter, Nixon, and Ford met with then-President Ronald Reagan at the White House, where this picture was taken. As the three former presidents left for the event, Reagan stayed behind out of concerns for his safety. Photos signed by all four of these presidents are quite difficult to find, especially with such bold, prominent signatures. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Unique Truman book page signed by an impressive eight former Commanders-in-Chief 108. Eight Presidents. Unique half-title page removed from Harry S. Truman’s Mr. Citizen, 5.5 x 9, signed in ink and felt tip by eight former presidents: “George W. Bush,” “Bill Clinton,” “Harry S. Truman,” “Jimmy Carter,” “Gerald Rudolph Ford,” “Ronald Reagan” (as president), “Richard Nixon,” and “George Bush.” A clipped caption is affixed to the center, covering a Clinton autopen signature. In fine condition, with a small tear to top edge, and some mild surface rubbing from erased pencil notations. Accompanied by a notarized letter verifying Reagan’s signature from during his presidency; a letter from Senator Mitch McConnell regarding the George Bush signature; and a ticket to an August 30, 1996, Clinton/Gore event where Clinton’s signature was obtained. This very page was featured in an article in Pen and Quill magazine when it had been signed by six presidents, used as an example of an authentic George Bush signature, and referred to as ‘superb.’ Truman’s signature dates from the late 1950s or early ’60s, with the other signatures acquired during the ’80s and ’90s. A one-of-a-kind set, this page holds the highest quantity of presidential signatures on a single item we have ever offered. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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notables 135. Louis Agassiz. Eminent and

versatile Swissborn American zoologist and geologist (1807–1873) who carried out much of his research as a longtime faculty member at Harvard, where he was also instrumental in building the university’s enviable natural history collection. ALS signed “Ls. Agassiz,” one page, 5 x 7.75, June 6, 1858. Letter to John J. Morse. In part: “It will give me great pleasure to join the party of the Directors & Treasurers…in their visit to the Lakes.” In fine condition, with central vertical and horizontal folds (vertical fold passing through first letter of the signature), and light toning to the left border from adhesive remnants to reverse. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Extremely rare announcement from Alexander I 136.

137. David Rice Atchison. American

politician (1807–1886) best remembered as the subject of a controversy over whether, as president pro tempore of the Senate, he technically served one day as US president in 1849 when Zachary Taylor declined to be inaugurated on the Sabbath. Though the unusual circumstances have since been widely analyzed and the notion of Atchison’s presidency discounted, the legend of his ‘tenure’ has become an enduring fixture of American political folklore. Ink signature, “David R. Atchison,” on a light blue 5.5 x 8 album page. Also signed by fellow Missouri congressmen Thomas H. Benton, John S. Phelps, and William V. Bay; another sheet of the same size is signed by Willard P. Hall, James S. Green, and James B. Bowlin. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Desirable 1776 document from a Philadelphia statesman and colonel under Washington

Alexander I.

Czar of Russia from 1801 to 1825. Unsigned, printed announcement in French, one page, 5.25 x 8.5, no date. In part (translated): “Alexander the 1st, Emperor of all Russia. Decorated of the Grand Eagle of the Legion of Honor. Born on Xbre [December] 23, 1777, in Paris.” Scattered foxing, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by the original transmittal envelope bearing a red wax seal to reverse, addressed in Russian, (translated): “To His Highness, the Beloved Landgrave Ludvig Hessen-Darmstadt, Our Friendly and Amiable Relation.” RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

138. John Bayard. Merchant, soldier, and statesman from Phila-

delphia (1738–1807) who served as a delegate for Pennsylvania to the Continental Congress in 1785 and 1786. Revolutionary War–dated Manuscript DS, signed “Jno. Bayard, Chairman,” one page, 8.25 x 3.75, October 21, 1776. Philadelphia Council of Safety pay order. Bayard orders the treasurer to “Pay Mess’r Peter Dehaven & Co. Five Hundred Pounds on accot. of the Lock Factory to be charged to their accot.” In very good condition, with moderate toning to edges and a small repaired tear to upper right. Just a few months before signing this document, Bayard attended the meeting of the ‘Committee of Conference’ held in Carpenter’s Hall on June 18, 1776, which was the body that announced its willingness to ‘concur in a vote of the Congress’ to declare the independence of the colonies from British rule—within three weeks, the Declaration of Independence was signed. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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139. Menachem Begin. Booklet in Hebrew

containing Begin’s speech in the Knesset on the controversial subject of ‘Mihu Yehudi,’ 1970, 5.25 x 7.75, 16 pages, signed and inscribed on the front cover in Hebrew in black ink to writer Hillel Zeidman. In fine condition, with a few light creases and some writing to one page inside. ‘Mihu Yehudi’—translated, essentially, as ‘Who is a Jew?’—is a controversial but basic question about Jewish identity and considerations of Jewish self-identification. It is a source of disagreement between various branches of Judaism, where there are conflicting ideas about the validity of conversion, the effect of mixed parents, diasporic identity, and claims to Israeli citizenship. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

141. David Ben-Gurion.

Manuscript DS in Hebrew, one page, 5 x 6.75, circa 1961. BenGurion informs the family of Yitzhak Sharon that he has fallen in the line of duty on November 23, 1961. In very good condition, with moderate overall foxing. Born in Poland, Sharon came with his family to Israel in 1935. He had served with the British in World War II and was captured by the Nazis. Lieutenant Colonel Sharon later fought in the Sinai. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

While planning Israel’s invasion of the Sinai: “There are things that at the moment have to remain secret during this crucial period concerning the State of Israel” 140. David Ben-Gurion. TLS in Hebrew, one page, 6.25 x 7.75,

State of Israel letterhead, August 10, 1956. Letter to Eliezer Livne, a member of Ben-Gurion’s Mapai party who had served in the Knesset. In full (translated): “I am still not supposed to tell all that has recently happened between me as Prime Minister and my comrade Sharett. Maybe I have something to tell of which I am not ashamed. I am honored to take full responsibility for Israel’s foreign policy. There are things that at the moment have to remain secret during this crucial period concerning the State of Israel. So therefore, I cannot say words that summarize the situation and I cannot answer—your question.” In fine condition, with central vertical and horizontal folds and two punch holes to the right side. On June 18, 1956, the New York Times reported Moshe Sharett’s resignation as foreign minister, which gave Ben-Gurion ‘a tighter grip on his Government’s reins,’ replacing ‘an official who was cautious and temporizing and who occasionally put a brake on the Premier’s daring ideas.’ Previously, Sharett mobilized cabinet votes that blocked Ben-Gurion’s proposals that the Israel Defense Forces capture the Gaza Strip or the Straits of Tiran. With this opposition lessened, Ben-Gurion’s military forces invaded Egypt on October 29 to begin the Sinai Campaign. A fascinating and somewhat mysterious letter in its allusions to state secrets and military machinations. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Ben-Gurion praises the revival of Judaism’s sacred language 142. David Ben-Gurion. ALS in Hebrew, one page, 6.25 x 8.5, State of Israel letterhead, March 27, 1955. Letter to Meir Grossman, an editor of Zionist newspapers who went on to become a founder of the Jewish State Party. In full (translated): “In order to understand what changes our people initiated in Israel during the last generations, we have to remember that 59 years ago it was possible [to] Herzl the creator-founder of the Zionist Organization, [when] no one in the world knew enough Hebrew in order to buy a train-ticket in this language. However today there are in Israel nearly seven hundred rural and urban settlements with one million and a half Jews who work their land, shepherd their herds, work in industry and construction, pave roads, maintain an army, education system and science, and create art and literature in the Hebrew language.” In fine condition, with central vertical and horizontal folds and two punch holes to right side. Ben-Gurion refers to Herzl’s 1896 work Der Judenstaat, published 59 years before this letter, which proposed the establishment of a Jewish state in Palestine. Zionist immigrants who came to Palestine joined a growing movement for the revival of Hebrew as a spoken language—a successful endeavor, as Ben-Gurion here notes. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

143. Josephine Bonaparte. Uncommon ALS in French, signed

“Lapagerie Bonaparte,” one page, 4 x 6.25, April 23, 1799. Letter to Citizen Dupin, Commissioner of the Executive Power. In full (translated): “I ask you Citizen, to take note of my recommendation concerning René Louis Francois Menou; I’ve known the family for many years [the Marquis de Menou were prominent aristocrats]; ever since childhood his vision has been so much impaired, as attested by all members of the medical profession, that it is impossible for him to make out objects even at a short distance; the role of the family in the service of the fatherland is by no means equivocal. His uncle General Menou is in Egypt and couldn’t take him with him because of his infirmity; the youngest brother Citizen Menou has just enlisted voluntarily.” Reverse of second integral page bears an address panel in Josephine’s hand. In fine condition, with a bit of scattered light foxing. After Kléber’s assassination, General Jacques-Francois de Menou, baron of Boussay, (later Abdallah de Menou) succeeded him as Commander of the Army of Egypt. He married a Muslim woman and converted to Islam. A letter reflecting Josephine’s kindness in looking out for a family friend, even as her relationship with Napoleon was dissolving. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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144. Boston Massacre. Boston Gazette and County Journal newspaper reporting on

the Boston Massacre reprinted in 1876 to celebrate the Revolutionary War Centennial, four pages, 10.5 x 15.75, March 12, 1770. The three columns on pages two and three are black-bordered, with four drawn coffins printed on page three, each with the initials of the Bostonians who were killed: “SG,” “SM,” “JC,” and “CA.” An account of the event, in part: “Capt. Preston with a party of men with charged bayonets, came from the main guard to the commissioner’s house, the soldiers pushing their bayonets, crying, make way! They took place by the custom house and, continuing to push to drive the people off pricked some in several places, on which they were clamorous and, it is said, threw snow balls. On this, the Captain commanded them to fire.” In very good condition, with noticeably repaired separations to folds. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

145. Letizia Ramolino Bonaparte. LS

in Italian, signed “dal suo carmo (carissimo) figlio sono la vostra aftisma Madre,” (Of her most dear son I am your most affectionate Mother), three pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.75 x 7.5, January 25, 1822. Letter to her oldest son Jospeh, former King of Spain. In part (translated): “Cardinal has also written you several times, even after the horrible news which still causes us consternation. [Her son Napoleon died May 5, 1820; her daughter Elisa, died three months later]. I still have the same courage and I endured this new trial with resignation. Yes religion strengthens my character. God who is great, and who is the consoler of the afflicted, will know how to console us on earth and protect us against the fury of our enemies. By now you will have embraced Charlotte [Joseph’s daughter]. She is probably a great consolation to you. You were right to decide to unite her in marriage with Jerome’s son...That young man has been here for two months. I am delighted with him; it’s not possible to find his self-assurance and good sense at his age and undoubtedly Charlotte will be happy. Enclosed you will find copies of letters of his father and Catherine...Pauline...promised 300,000 francs for this union upon her death. Therefore if you are of the same opinion, all that would be necessary is for him to leave immediately for America. The illness you suffered was an additional great sorrow for me in this year…Yes I plan to stay in Rome and I even hope that Divine Providence will so dispose matters that I will be able to see my whole family reunited once again.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds, a couple lightl passing through signature, a bit of scattered light toning, and some light show-through of text on first page. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Excessively rare survey receipt from 1784— the year his legend took hold

146. Daniel Boone. Autograph DS, one page,

6.5 x 8, November 23, 1784. Boone confirms receipt of a payment for surveying work in Fayette County, Kentucky. In part: “Rec’d…of Charles Patterson sixty six shillings, for the purpose of surveying & clearing out a entry by him made by me in Fayatt [sic] county for five thousand six hundred & twenty five acre land.” Attractively double-suede-matted and framed with a portrait and engraved biographical plaque to an overall size of 31 x 18. In very good condition, with intersecting folds with tiny holes at intersections (not affecting the signature), a few small edge tears, and a couple stray marks of ink. An especially important date within the context of Boone’s biography, November, 1784, marked the release of The Discovery, Settlement and Present State of Kentucke by John Filson, which included a chronicle of Boone’s adventures exploring Kentucky and during the American Revolution. The stories made Boone an instant celebrity nationwide—and worldwide when the book was translated into French and German shortly after the initial publication. Fayette County was also home to Boone and his family; he established a stockaded station on the waters of Fayette’s Boone Creek in 1779, with the hope of settling there for the rest of his life, though he abandoned the site in 1783 for a nearby location on Marble Creek. Very rare and immensely desirable, this is an astounding piece of American history. Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

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148. Saint John Bosco. Rare ALS in Italian, signed “Sac. G. Bosco,” one page, 5.25 x 8.25, August 3, 1870. Untranslated lengthy letter to his great benefactor, countess Carlota Callori di Vignale, whose financial contributions enabled him to carry out the admirable educational work done in his network of organizations. In fine condition, with moderate show-through from writing to opposing sides. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Selling the film rights to his story, Papillon 151. Henri Charriere. Convicted murderer and author of Papillon (1906–1973), an

account of his time in a penal colony in French Guiana, later turned into a film starring Steve McQueen. DS, 20 pages, 8.75 x 14, April 1, 1970. Lengthy agreement between Charriere and the Walter Reade Organization, granting the company the film rights to his book Papillon. Charriere will receive $400,000 for the rights, divided into two equal payments, with the company being granted certain artistic license in the telling of the story. Signed on the final page by Charriere, who has also initialed each page. A separate photocopied one-page addendum is also included, listing six directors attached to the project, including Roman Polanski, Robert Aldrich, and Sam Peckinpah. Expected document wear, some scattered light toning, last page detached, and two revenue stamps affixed to bottom of first page, otherwise fine condition. Despite listing six acclaimed directors on the addendum, the film was directed by Franklin J. Shaffner, who did not appear on the list. Charriere is very scarce in autographic material, even more so relating to the classic film of his highly successful memoir, in which he was brought to life and fame by the legendary Steve McQueen. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Castro and his band of revolutionaries

152. Fidel Castro.

Vintage autograph book, 6 x 4.75, signed inside by a multitude of Cuban revolutionaries, including Castro, who signs with a Spanish sentiment and adds a date of January 1958. Additionally signed and inscribed throughout by fellow revolutionaries, many adding “Columna 14,” and dates of 1958–59. In very good condition, with a stray ballpoint mark passing through part of Castro’s sentiment, and scattered foxing and toning throughout the book. Accompanied by two heavily creased original unsigned photos of Cuban revolutionaries, one with Castro in the image. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Catherine the Great defends the legitimacy of monarchy against the threat of French revolution 153. Catherine the Great. Empress of Russia, 1762–96, who came to power following a coup d’état and the assassination of her husband, Peter III. LS in French, signed “Catherine,” one page, 7 x 9, January 8, 1792. Letter to one of the most active military leaders of the French Nobility in exile, Marshal-Duke of Castries. In full (translated): “I have received your letter of November 26th. I have read with much pleasure the expression of your feelings, united to those of all the French nobility, that has remained faithful to its King and its legitimate Constitution, and has declared to me solemnly this sacred allegiance. The cause you have embraced is worthy of you and of the distinguished career that you have served in such an honorable manner. It justifies the high esteem in which you were universally held due to your qualities, your talents and the principles of honour that have always been the mark of your conduct. All these titles assure you of my esteem and protection, and I pray God to keep you, Marshal de Castries, in His Holy Guard.” In especially fine, clean condition. Catherine’s constant worry was to defend the monarchical principle in Europe and the French Revolution was seen as the principal threat against it. She was convinced of the real need to save Europe from the Revolutionaries raising foreign armies and helping the nobles who had fled France (called ‘émigrés’). The autumn of 1791 was a pivotal moment when restrictions to the émigrés were taken by the French Assembly and European courts began to unite in an effort to foster counterrevolution and reaffirm the politics of legitimacy. The exiled French Noblemen sent a declaration to Catherine reaffirming their allegiance to Louis XVI. On November 8th the newly-elected French National Assembly passed a legislation against the émigrés who were ordered to return under the threat of death. This ruling was vetoed by Louis XVI on the following day, in one of his last efforts to resist the French Revolution as Constitutional King. Letters with such important European political content from Catherine II are very rare. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Adorable pose on the occasion of their 50th anniversary 154. Winston and Clementine Churchill. Vintage matte-finish 6 x 6.25 photo of the Churchills seated in a drawing room and reading the newspaper together, affixed to a 6 x 8 mount, signed on the mount in fountain pen, “Winston S. Churchill” and “Clementine S. Churchill.” Matted to an overall size of 12.5 x 14. In fine condition. Single items signed by both Churchills are incredibly scarce—the uncommon combination of signatures and charming image of the intellectual couple later in their lives make this a highly desirable photo. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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155. Winston Churchill and Neville Chamberlain. Vintage

fountain pen signatures, “Winston S. Churchill” and “Neville Chamberlain” on individual fancy illustrated 5.25 x 3.25 album pages, with collector’s notations to the top left corners. Accompanied by two similar album pages signed by Joseph Chamberlain, William Harcourt, and Austen Chamberlain. Accompanied by an October 11, 1939, TLS from Churchill’s private secretary, sending along a message of good wishes for the recipient’s future publication. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Pristine signature of Britain’s iconic leader

157. Clergy and Civil Rights Leaders. Collection of five

items, each signed by a notable clergyman or civil rights leader, including: Belva A. Lockwood (signature), Albert Day (CDV), Julia Holmes Smith (AQS), Samuel Hopkins (ALS), and John Leyburn (war-dated ADS). In overall very good to fine condition. More comprehensive descriptions of each item are available online at RRAuction.com. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Scarce Franklin forgery by the notorious Joseph Cosey 158. Joseph Cosey: Benjamin Franklin. An original Jo-

156. Winston Churchill. Superb ink signature, “Winston S. Churchill,” on an off-white 5 x 3.75 sheet of Treasury Chambers stationery. Archivally double-matted and framed with a photo of Churchill flashing the ‘V for victory’ sign to an overall size of 14 x 22. In very fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 54 | March 12, 2014 | NOTABLES

seph Cosey forgery of a Franklin ADS, signed “B. Franklin,” one page, 8.5 x 7.5, September 9, 1787. A pay order to David Rittenhouse for Silas Warren for “twenty pounds ten shillings… dur him for services as a member of the Council.” Left edge bears an endorsement signature of John Nicholson. Central horizontal and vertical folds, cancellation notation to body of text, and red wax seal remnants along top edge, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


Excessively rare George I loyalty oaths—vehemently rejecting the Pope and James III’s claim to the British throne 159. Colonial Massachusetts. Extremely rare pair of circa 1722 colonial broadsides offering a series of oaths pledging loyalty to King George I. First is entitled “Oaths Appointed to be taken instead of the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy: And Declaration,” one page, 6 x 16.75, pledged and signed at the conclusion by four British subjects in the Province of Massachusetts Bay, Josiah Wolcott, Theophilus Burrill, William Gedney, and John Williams, March–August, 1722. In part: “I…Do sincerely Promise and Swear, That I will be faithful and bear true Allegiance to His Majesty King George…I…Do Swear, That I do from my Heart abhor, detest and abjure as Impious and Heretical, that damnable Doctrine and Position, that Princes Excommunicated, or deprived by the Pope or any Authority of the See of Rome, may be Deposed or Murthered by their Subjects, or any other whatsoever…I do believe that in the Sacrament of the Lords Supper, there is not any Transubstantiation of the Elements of Bread and Wine into the Body and Blood of Christ.” Second is untitled, one page, 8 x 11.75, pledged and signed at the conclusion by the same four officials, March–August, 1722. In part: “I do solemnly and sincerely Declare, That I do not believe in my Conscience, that the Person pretended to be Prince of Wales during the Life of the late King James, and since his Decease pretending to be, and taking upon himself the Stile and Title of King of England, by the Name of James the Third, hath not any Right or Title whatsoever to the Crown of the Realm of Great Britain.” Intersecting folds and moderate overall foxing, otherwise overall fine condition. In 1721, a conspiratorial plot to depose George I and return James III from exile was uncovered, thwarting James’s final attempt to take the English throne. In response, these oaths were instituted, requiring public officials—Wolcott a selectman, Burrill a court officer, and Gedney a sheriff—to affirm their allegiance to King George as England’s legitimate king, to the Church of England as its national faith, and to reject anything that hinted of Catholicism. In the following year, 1723, Parliament would extend this oath-taking requirement to all British subjects—at home and in the colonies—rather than just officeholders. These historic documents are the only loyalty oaths to George I we have been able to locate at auction or in public institutions, making them highly desirable. RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

Inscribed by the Nobel Prize–winner to a fellow physicist 160. Marie Curie. Polish-born French physicist (1867–1934), she and her husband

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

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161. Georges Danton. French statesman

(1759–1794) and one of the leading figures of the French Revolution. He and his followers were charged with conspiracy to overthrow the government and guillotined in 1794. LS in French, signed “Danton,” one page, 8 x 12, September 8, 1792. Danton recommends Mr. Thomassin as a commanding officer of a police corps, with various endorsements. In fine condition, with intersecting folds (central horizontal fold passing through signature), mounting remnants to left edge, and ink erosion slightly affecting a few words. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

162. Clarence Darrow. Vintage fountain pen signature, “Very truly, Clarence Darrow,” on an off-white slip. Double-suede-matted with a portrait of Darrow and a plaque bearing one of his quotes to an overall size of 14 x 10. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The staunch anti-slavery evolutionist returns to a constant source of uncertainty, the different lice plaguing Europeans and “the Negroes born in N. America” 163. Charles Darwin. ALS signed “C. Darwin,” one page both sides,

5 x 7.75, June 1 [1844]. Letter to an unidentified gentleman, most likely entomologist Henry Denny. In full: “You may remember a statement, which I communicated to you about the Sandwich Islands lice not living on Europeans. The other day, I met a passage in a foolish book: ‘Whites Regular Gradation of Men,’ which I thought you might like to know of. At p. 79 he states that he has heard that the lice on the Negroes born in N. America and who have never been in a hot country, are blacker and larger than the lice on Europeans and further that the European lice seem to refuse to live on the Negroes. It is singular if both this and my independent statement, are without any foundation.” On the reverse of the second integral page, Darwin writes: “This letter returned by Dead Office. I hope you received the specimens, safely, which I sent by Post the other day.” In fine condition, with central horizontal and vertical folds, two small punch holes along bottom edge, and a purple pencil notation to top of first page.

As scientific racism permeated the academic world in the early 1800s, Darwin, a passionate abolitionist, searched for an ancient common ancestor that would unite the races. While sailing along the Chilean coast in 1834, he observed that the lice plaguing the inhabitants were significantly larger and darker than the English lice that spread among white Europeans. He also heard from an English whaler’s surgeon that these darker lice, infesting dark-skinned Sandwich Islanders, died promptly when they crawled onto British sailors. Intrigued by the possible implications of this observation, Darwin began collecting specimens for further research. A decade later, in May of 1844, he came across a “passage in a foolish book” by a Manchester physician named Charles White; while the observation of the different lice corroborated Darwin’s own findings, the remainder of the doctor’s work, which attempted to empirically prove that human races had distinct origins, with Europeans reigning supreme and Africans ranking alongside apes, seemed absurd. This letter, most likely written to Darwin’s friend, entomologist Henry Denny, who did significant work with lice and other parasitic insects, touches on an important topic in Darwin’s theory of evolution—and a tiny insect that continued to elude him throughout his career. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300) 56 | March 12, 2014 | NOTABLES


Exceptional 1874 carte-de-visite of Darwin 164. Charles Darwin. Vintage 2.5 x 4 carte-de-visite portrait of Darwin by Elliott & Fry, circa 1874, signed below the image in black ink, “Ch. Darwin.” Printed text on the reverse reads: “Elliot & Fry, 55, Baker Street, Portman Square. W.” Attractively archivally triple-cloth-matted and framed with a descriptive plaque to an overall size of 12 x 17.5. In fine condition, with subtle silvering to darker areas of the image, a couple of trivial corner tip dings, and some light mounting remnants to the reverse; all of these flaws are mentioned for the strictest of accuracy and in no way detract from the essentially pristine image quality. In 1874, Darwin published the second—and finally complete—edition of his second book on evolutionary theory, The Descent of Man. This exceptionally rare pose features Darwin with his arms crossed—cartes-de-visite typically seen from this sitting with Elliott & Fry are a slightly different pose where his arms are not visible. This is a perfect example of one of only a handful of known signed Darwin cartes-devisite. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

165. Jefferson Davis. Ink

signature, “Jeffer. Davis,” on a light blue 5.5 x 8 album page. Also signed by fellow Mississippi congressmen Henry Foote, Albert G. Brown, William McWillie, and Jacob Thompson. An additional slip is signed by Winfield S. Featherston. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

166. Jefferson Davis. War-dat-

ed ink signature and closing of a letter, “it will reach you safely I am as ever very truly your friend, Jeffer Davis, May 17, 1862,” on an off-white 7 x 2 slip. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, a few passing through letters of signature, uniform toning, and several small holes. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

167. Varina Davis. ALS signed “V. Jefferson Davis,” two pages on two adjoining sheets, 3.75 x 6, July 11, 1897. Letter to Mrs. Fowler. In part: “I have just heard the painful news which has plunged your house in mourning and brought grief to thousands who revered, trusted and admired your dear father as I did—I fear there are few great men left like him for his statesmanship was the outcome of a purer state of public morals than that of this day.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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“He would be as much startled as the Czar Alexander would if a Yankee were to propose to him to order an election to see whether or not he was the choice of the people as their supreme ruler” 168. Jefferson Davis. Exceptional ALS signed “Jeffer. Davis,” eight pages on two sets of adjoining sheets, 7 x 8.75, December 20, 1856. Letter to John W. French, a chaplain and professor of geography, history, and ethics at West Point. In part: “A printing and binding establishment however convenient and useful we could hardly expect to obtain for you… In all things but in printing particularly Congress manifests a morbid jealousy of any other system than that of contract. To be compensated for your past and current labor in making text books they must of course be printed on your own account and I have calculated that as a source of so little emolument to you… We have in our army no schools of practice and the military academy furnishes the only opportunity which Officers of the Army have to refresh themselves in the elements of their profession…At the military academy it is proper and needful that a high military spirit should be maintained, but if officers become fixtures there they lose the habits, and sympathies of soldiers for which I should not think the military service fully compensated by any increased ability they might acquire for instruction in a particular branch. Instead of making the assistant Professors permanent attachés of the Institution I think it would be much better if Officers of the Army were eligible to Professorships so that when jaded by the annual recurrence of the same course they might before the elasticity of the mind was lost be returned to their corps rather than be left in a chair after they had become unfit for its duties, or be turned out without any provision for themselves, and families… On this side of the Atlantic at least there is nothing so opposed to intrusion in their preserves as the Corps of Engineers. If, for instance, I were to send for Gen. Foster [Capt. John G. Foster, Assistant to the Professor of Engineering at West Point], and open with him a conference in relation to your suggestions [developing his own department] I think he would be as much startled as the Czar Alexander would if a Yankee were to propose to him to order an election to see whether or not he was the choice of the people as their supreme ruler, he is a grave man, he is not apt to laugh unless he has law, and reason on his side, and therefore probably would not cry out if even if he should think ‘how did this bull get in my China shop.’ To effect anything you must have the concurrence of the Superintendent, and Inspector of the Academy, without this a Secretary of War can only commence a structure with the anticipation that at the close of his brief term it will be demolished. I have but little over two months longer to serve [on March 4, 1857, Buchanan was inaugurated President and Davis was sworn in as Mississippi’s new US Senator], for myself I wish the time was less, and having no money with which to begin, cannot even hope to inaugurate the great work to which you so industriously, and ably have devoted yourself. In another position it may be in my power to render you some support for the accomplishment of your designs.” In very fine condition. At the time of writing, Davis was about to leave his post as Franklin Pierce’s secretary of war to enter the Senate for the second time. He became chairman of the Senate Committee on Military Affairs, where he headed a commission in 1860 to examine the organization, system of discipline, and course of instruction of the United States Military Academy. French spoke before the commission, making recommendations quite similar to those Davis touches upon in this letter of four years earlier, including new textbooks and an elementary knowledge of grammar for incoming students. An extraordinary letter in length, content, and condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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The Confederate First Lady defends her name against Nelson Miles, who brutally held her husband at Fort Monroe four decades earlier 169. Varina Davis. ALS signed “Varina Jefferson Davis,”

eight pages on two sets of two adjoining sheets, 4 x 5, March 7, 1905. Letter written from New York’s Hotel Girard to Wilkes Barre Record editor J. Andrew Boyd. In part: “I have very gratefully received your kind note with slip enclosed, corroborative of my opinion after being shown Genl Miles order book which he showed me while I was at the Fort with my Husband…Mr Davis was taken to prison on the 19th [May 1865], I sailed under sealed orders on the 23d not knowing to what port we were bound, or what was to be our fate, with my four babies—I may have asked Miles to give me what news he could, and he certainly gave me false answers, but I believed him and was willing perhaps to send him thanks, however the date of the note shows that my approval of his course even if he had stated the truth fairly, only extended to four days when he had the best reason to know I could have known nothing of his conduct or of my husband’s condition, and the thanks were personal.” Accompanied by the address panel from the original mailing envelope addressed in Davis’s hand. Also accompanied by a March 14, 1905, letter from Margaret H. Jefferson Davis Hayes to Boyd. In fine condition, with some scattered mild toning and a central horizontal fold to both sets of pages. While in command at Fort Monroe, Nelson Miles became the target of public outrage, accused of inflicting cruel and excessive punishment on his prisoner, defeated Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Hoping to clear his name and run for national office, he reopened the issue in 1898 by publicly claiming that Varina Davis had thanked him for treating her husband well at the Fort. In 1905, after years of bitter public exchanges, she challenged the ‘coarse and untruthful man whose ambitions have urged him to risk exposure which he did not anticipate’ to document his statement; he replied by publishing the first two sentences of a note from her dated May 23, 1865. Here she addresses the letter, stating, “he certainly gave me false answers, but I believed him and was willing perhaps to send him thanks, however the date of the note shows that…I could have known nothing of his conduct or of my husband’s condition.” This lengthy letter, written by the weary hand of the elderly widow, holds the conviction and passion that helped the Confederate First Lady maintain her dignity and rebuild a life after the war: an extraordinary piece addressing her husband’s imprisonment and his harsh captor. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Enjoying wine and the countryside, the radio pioneer sends an account of his time in Germany 170. Lee de Forest. Prolific American inventor (1873–1961) often referred

to as ‘the father of radio’ for his pioneering work in wireless telegraphy. ALS signed “Lee & Marie,” two pages, 8.25 x 11.5, Hotel Ambassador, Vienna letterhead, August 26. Letter to a friend. In part: “Your Radiogram was most welcome. Made us feel that we aren’t so far from home! This day has been a pleasant one. Our concierge down below gave us a large bottle of good red wine for my ‘namen-tag.’ This we drank with our breakfast—first time I’d ever had wine for breakfast…The N. Y. Ballet come here Sept. 1, but we didn’t come to Vienna from Hollywood to witness a N. Y. Ballett [sic]!…A ‘large time’ is in store for me at Munich I hear. I expect these to broadcast under ‘Radio Free Europe’ across the Iron Curtain.” In fine condition, with central horizontal and vertical folds, one passing through first letter of signature. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Raising 1,000 men for “such offensive operations as shall be carried on the ensuing Campaign against our Indian Enemies” 171. John Philip de Haas. American soldier (1735–1786)

who fought in the French and Indian War and led the 2nd Pennsylvania Continental Regiment during the Revolution. Scarce LS signed “J. P. de Haas, Major,” one page both sides, 7.75 x 12, June 6, 1764. Directive to Lieutenant Colonel Turbutt Francis, under the orders of John Penn. In part: “Whereas the Government hath, in consequence with the requisition of His Excellency Major General Gage, agreed to raise, clothe & Pay One Thousand Men, exclusive of Commissioned Officers to act in conjunction with the Kings regular Troops in such offensive operations as shall be carried on the ensuing Campaign against our Indian Enemies.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds, partial separation to second integral page, and light overall foxing. The largest battle during this period was Pontiac’s War, launched against the British in 1763 by a group of Native American tribes in the Michigan area. By the time of this letter, which was sent at the order of Pennsylvania’s governor, John Penn, fighting had expanded into Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania—the atrocities became so great that one month after this letter, in addition to raising greater numbers of troops, Penn reinstated rewards for Indian scalps. A boldly signed document offering insight into the tense relations between the colonies and native peoples in the years leading up to the American Revolution. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

173. Declaration of Independence: Benjamin Harrison. Signer of

172. Declaration of Independence: William Ellery. Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Rhode Island (1727–1820). Docketing signature, “William Ellery, Novr. 21—1774,” on the reverse of a one-page manuscript document, 7.75 x 6.25, dated November 21, 1774, signed by Richard Bailey, Jr., concerning the settlement of a suit involving Ebenezer Leonard. In very good condition, with a vertical tear next to signature, intersecting folds, with a horizontal fold through signature, and scattered toning. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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the Declaration of Independence from Virginia (1726 -1791). Harrison was the father of President William Henry Harrison and great-grandfather of President Benjamin Harrison. ALS signed “Benj Harrison,” one page, 7.5 x 9, March 11, 1764. Short letter to George Thomas. In full: “I shall be much obliged to you to send me the 4th of Hyson Tea you promised me when here, let me know where the Homony Mills are that I may send her one.” Rerverse bears an address panel in another hand, as well as a notation in Harrison’s hand which reads, “2 Doz Shirt Buttons—BH.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, some show-through from writing on reverse, paper loss to lower right, and scattered toning. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


Force’s highly desirable and striking reproduction of the Declaration 174. Declaration of Independence.

Striking rice paper reproduction of the Declaration of Independence, 25.25 x 29, printed by Peter Force in 1848 for inclusion in his series American Archives, beginning, “In Congress, July 4, 1776. The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America.” Broadside is removably encapsulated in acid-free Mylar. In very good condition, with previous storage folds, several welldone professional repairs, mainly along one vertical fold, and 1.75˝ x 4.25˝ area to lower left, affecting only the line of printer’s information, trimmed right and top edge, some light toning to right edge from previous tape, extra creasing along central vertical fold, and light mirroring of ink from folding. By 1820, the original Declaration of Independence had seriously deteriorated due to inappropriate handling and storage, creating an immediate need for a facsimile reproduction. Commissioned by John Quincy Adams, William J. Stone engraved a copperplate by lifting ink directly from the original and creating a perfect copy. He printed 201 before placing the plate in storage for safekeeping. Twenty years later, in 1843, Peter Force was commissioned by Congress to print a series of books—now known as the American Archives—featuring the founding documents of the United States. For the occasion, the Stone engraving was removed from storage and used to produce new copies on rice paper, distinguished from the original by an engraving in the lower left corner “W.J. Stone S.C. Washn.” Printed in 1848, each copy was folded into the first volume of the fifth series of books. After printing the plate was again retired, now residing with the original Declaration at the National Archives. Although Force printed over 4,000 copies, editions of his facsimile are surprisingly scarce. The Force printing, the second edition of the first exact facsimile remains one of the best representations of the Declaration as the manuscript looked over 150 years ago, before the document’s near complete deterioration today. RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

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175. Declaration of Independence: Caesar Rodney. Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Delaware (1728–1784), military officer, Continental Congressman, and President of Delaware. Uncommon autograph DS, signed “Caesar Rodney, Jr.,” one page, 8.25 x 4.25, January 14, 1767. Receipt for a mortgage payment. In full: “Then Paid of John Greer toward the discharge of this Mortgage the Sum of Three pounds Six Shillings & Eight pence for one payment of the principal due the 5th day of June 1766—As also one pound thirteen Shillings & four pence the Interest due the said 5th day of June 1766—on said Mortgage,” with the totals written below. Professionally inlaid into a slightly larger sheet. Central vertical and horizontal folds (horizontal fold bisecting signature), with tape repaired separations to vertical fold on the reverse, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Rare Philadelphia Medical Society membership granted by a Declaration Signer to the future director of the US Mint 176. Declaration of Independence: Benjamin Rush. Physician and surgeon general of the Continental Army who signed the Declaration of Independence (1746–1813). Partly-printed vellum DS in Latin, signed “Benj’n Rush,” one page, 14 x 10.25, February 20, 1807. Certificate of membership in the Philadelphia Medical Society granted to the 19-year-old Robert M. Patterson. Retains the original crisp white paper seal affixed to a blue silk 1.5 x 9 ribbon suspended from the lower edge of the document. In fine condition, with intersecting folds. Robert Maskell Patterson (1787–1854) studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, working as a professor of chemistry and natural philosophy at the school from 1812 to 1828, after which he taught at the University of Virginia. He went on to become the longtime director of the US Mint, serving from 1835 to 1851. An interesting association and very visually appealing document. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

The Georgia signer, as Chief Justice, issues a ruling for 1,000 pounds 177. Declaration of Independence: George Walton. Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Georgia (1741–1804) who later served as that state’s chief justice, governor, and senator. Manuscript DS, signed “Geo Walton,” one page, 8 x 12.5, December 14, 1785. Legal petition to Walton who was then serving as the Chief Justice of the Georgia Supreme Court. In part: “Thomas Wylly, John Tubly, and Samual Langley of the state aforesaid…acknowledged themselves to be held and firmly bound unto your Petitioners in the sum of one thousand Pounds sterling Money….The said bill of exchange was not paid…but the same to pay hath and still doth refuse to the damage of your Petitioner fifty Pounds… wherefore your Petitioner prays process may issue requiring the said Thomas Wylly, John Tubly and Samuel Langley personally, or by their Attorney to be and appear before Justices of the Supreme Court.” Signed in the lower left by Walton. In very good condition, with professional repair to a complete central horizontal separation, light edge chips, uniform toning, and some mild mirroring of ink. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 62 | March 12, 2014 | NOTABLES


Incredibly scarce handwritten letter from the New Jersey signer 178. Declaration of Independence: Richard Stockton.

Very rare ALS signed “Rich Stockton,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 7 x 8.75, March 14, 1768. Letter to William Kelly explaining why he had “to leave New York as soon as I did.” In part: “I cannot see any sufficient wisdom to allow my opinion as to the Mandamus—the Surveyor Genl. of New Jersey is, I conclude, a person sufficiently known by the law of N. Jersey to be called upon by a Mandamus—the Sup. Court of Kings Bench here, has as much power within the Province, as the Court of Kings Bench at Westminster over England: and therefore every Argument used in the one case will apply in the other.” Scattered toning, separated hinge repaired with archival tape, and missing top right corner tip of second page, otherwise fine condition. Just the third Stockton we have ever offered, and the first ALS. In his 1995 reference History Comes to Life, Kenneth Rendell places Stockton’s autograph material into the ‘very rare’ category among the signers—an echelon second only to that occupied by the virtually unobtainable Gwinnett and Lynch. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Louis XV’s final mistress orders a payment for lumber

179. Declaration of Independence: James Wilson. Signer

of the Declaration of Independence from Pennsylvania (1742–1798), and one of only six men who signed both the Declaration and the US Constitution. In 1789, he became one of the original nine justices appointed by Washington to the Supreme Court. ADS, signed in the text, one page, 8 x 10.75, June 28, 1782. Document reads, in part: “We and each of us promise to pay on or before the first Day of August next to James Wilson or his Order the sum of one hundred and forty pounds Pennsylvania currency.” Reverse bears a docketing notation in Wilson’s hand which reads, “Received twenty two pounds and ten shillings in part of the within Note. James Wilson.” In very good condition, with partial separations along intersecting folds, with one fold through a single letter of signature, a few pinholes of paper loss, and scattered toning. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

180. Countess Marie du Barry. Infamous French courtesan

(1743–1793) who was the last mistress of Louis XV. Accused of aiding emigres from the Revolution, she was imprisoned, tried, and executed during the Reign of Terror. ALS in French, signed “Le Comtesse du Barry,” one black-bordered page, 6 x 3.5, December 1786. Untranslated letter instructing her banker to pay an account from her lumber merchant. In fine condition, with vertical folds, a bit of mild toning, and some light show-through from docketing notations on reverse. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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“The penalty for disobeying a Dean Emeritus of Brisbane is probably severe but I’ll risk it!” 181. Diana. Scarce TLS signed “from Diana,” one page, 7.25 x 9.25,

Kensington Palace letterhead, February 24, 1994. Letter to The Very Reverend William Baddeley. In full: “The penalty for disobeying a Dean Emeritus of Brisbane is probably severe but I’ll risk it! You may think that your latest note needs no reply but I could not let the opportunity pass to tell you how much I always enjoy hearing from you.” In fine condition. Accompanied by five additional letters to Baddeley written on Diana’s behalf, dated between 1987 and 1997, signed by her friends or assistants Alexandra Lloyd, David Barton, Patrick Jephson, and Mrs. Colin MacMillan. Baddeley was a well-respected member of the Anglican clergy and served as dean of Brisbane from 1958 to 1967. A charming letter with terrific provenance from this long-lasting relationship. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Confiscating land from a Continental Congressman “attainted of High Treason” 182. John Dickinson and John Armstrong, Jr. Manuscript

vellum DS, signed “John Dickinson” and “Attest, John Armstrong, Jr.,” one page, 20 x 22.75, October 10, 1785. Document regarding rent of tenants on confiscated Loyalist property. In part: “The said Andrew Allen being attainted of High Treason the Agents of the State for forfeited Estates seized upon the Lands and Tenements of the said Andrew Allen when…the said Leonard Melchior being desirous of redeeming his Ground Rent…Upon the whole We concur in the Opinion given by the Judges formerly and think that it would be proper for Council to consider the aforesaid Rents Charge as extinguished.” Boldly signed at the conclusion by Dickinson as governor and Armstrong as secretary of state. Retains original seal and pink ribbon tied to lower right corner, with the seal fully intact with folded points. In fine condition, with intersecting folds and a few small stains. The man convicted of treason, Andrew Allen, initially favored the colonial cause in the American Revolution, and represented Pennsylvania in the Second Continental Congress in 1775 and 1776; however, he resisted radical change and became a Loyalist after the Declaration of Independence and the Pennsylvania Constitution of 1776. An impressive document in size and boldness, made especially desirable by this unusual association. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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“It is well to remember that Men are more than Sheep—black or white” 183. Frederick Douglass. ALS,

one page, lightlylined, 5.25 x 8, 1866. Letter to an unidentified gentleman. In full: “You have indeed, been fortunate if until now you have never had ‘a black sheep in your family.’ It is well to remember that Men are more than Sheep—black or white. A hint to the wise.” Intersecting folds (vertical fold unobtrusively passing through a single letter of signature), scattered toning and staining, and a thin mounting strip along left edge, otherwise fine condition. Written by Douglass—himself a former slave—just a year after slavery was abolished by the adoption of the 13th Amendment in December 1865, this is an especially poignant expression of his firm belief in equality for all. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The renowned abolitionist plans a lecture tour out west 184. Frederick Douglass. ALS,

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

The exonerated spy as an elderly philatelist: “If by chance you come across interesting stamps, I would be very grateful” 185. Alfred Dreyfus.

French military officer (1859–1935) whose central role in the Dreyfus Affair, which tore French society apart and shook their faith in the military, thrust him into the international spotlight. ALS in French, one page both sides, 5.25 x 3.5, December 1, 1924. Letter to an unidentified recipient. In full (translated): “Thank you kindly to have been willing to send me your brother’s book about ‘His Life’ that I will read with as much interest as I have read his remarkable book about his embassy in Constantinople. Herewith is a letter that I am asking if you would please give to your brother. I am taking this opportunity to appeal upon your kindness. I am collecting stamps for my grandchildren. If by chance you come across interesting stamps, I would be very grateful if you would send them to me.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Childhood sketch by the royal candidate later thought to be Jack the Ripper 186. Edward Duke of Clarence. Eldest son of

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

Ready for manufacture in Edison’s “Storage Battery buildings” 188. Thomas Edison. ANS, one page,

lightly-lined, 5 x 7.5, circa September 1922. Brief note in response to his son. In full: “No further reports from Burke— will mfr in Storage Battery buildings. Don’t require much room.” His son’s initial letter, dated September 2, 1922, is stapled below, in part: “Burke mentions two more reports to come. Would like to see them. Has he suggested location of the plant?” Overall toning, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a seemingly unrelated sketch of a table leg, possibly in Edison’s hand. The “Burke” referenced may be James Burke, a member of the ‘Edison Pioneers,’ an organization composed of his oldest associates and employees. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“If England wins the present war and you occupied Winston Churchill’s position or were in control of the situation, what would you do?” 187. Wiliam C. Durant. Leading pioneer of the US automobile industry (1861–1947) who co-founded General Motors and Chevrolet, creating the system of multi-brand holding companies with different lines of cars. Rare TLS signed “W. C. Durant,” one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, November 14, 1940. Letter to R. Randolph Hicks of New York. In full: “I am submitting the following questions to forty prominent people (your name among the number), the list consisting of five statesmen, five college presidents, five Army and Navy officers, five scientists, five philosophers, five churchmen, five industrialists and five non-professional men and women who have demonstrated their ability to think, with the understanding that their replies will be confidential…Q. If England wins the present war and you occupied Winston Churchill’s position or were in control of the situation, what would you do? Q. If Hitler succeeds in winning the present war and you were in his position, how would you handle the situation? Q. If you have given any thought to World Peace and are desirous of obtaining World Peace, how would you go about it? I would appreciate your reply to all or any of the above. This letter is written to you with the greatest respect for your judgment as I believe that you may add something of value to this collection, which is a cross section of opinions on questions that are likely to confront the people of the world.” In fine condition, with two filing holes and a paperclip impression to the top. Accompanied by Hicks’s retained carbon copy of his two-page response to Durant’s questions. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Monumental portrait from Einstein’s 1931 visit with astronomer Charles E. St. John— one of the largest ever offered 189. Albert Einstein.

Striking vintage mattefinish 13.5 x 16.5 portrait of Einstein seated at a table with astronomer Charles Edward St. John, signed in the lower right in black ink, “Albert Einstein, Pasadena, 1931” and “Charles E. St. John.” Also signed in the lower left by the photographer, “Portrait by E. Willard Spurr, Pasadena, Calif., Feb. 1931.” Archivally matted and framed under UV plexiglass in an attractive gold-and-black wooden frame to an overall size of 23 x 27. In very fine, essentially flawless condition, with signatures as crisp and bold as the day they were signed. Originates from the estate of Spurr’s son, the famous Hollywood photographer Melbourne Spurr. In 1931, Einstein took his first visiting professorship position at Caltech in Pasadena. He was greatly impressed with the research being done at the nearby Mount Wilson Observatory—which housed the world’s largest telescope at the time—and the theoretical processing of its astronomical discoveries. During his time in Pasadena, Einstein attended various lectures in astronomy and astrophysics and himself delivered a lecture on his Unified Field Theory, on which he had been working since 1915. In this extraordinary photo, Professor Einstein is shown with astronomer Charles E. St. John, a member of the Mount Wilson staff since 1908 who was busy at work with Edwin Hubble; the two had recently discovered the red shift effect and were working towards their conclusion that the universe was expanding. From the personal collection of famed photographer Melbourne Spurr, whose father was responsible for creating this shot, this is a beautiful and remarkably impressive oversized image of the legendary scientist at one of his favorite US sites. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $5000)

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Exemplary portrait taken during his 1931 visit to the United States 190. Albert Einstein. Vintage matte-finish 6 x 7.75 portrait of Einstein seated with one hand resting on the arm of a chair, affixed to a 9 x 12 mount, signed and inscribed on the mount in fountain pen, “Frau Aimée Israel freundschaftliche zugeeignet, Albert Einstein, 1931.” Also signed in pencil by the photographer, Doris Ulmann. Beautifully archivally double-cloth-matted and framed with a descriptive plaque to an overall size of 16.25 x 23.25. In fine condition, with an inoffensive repaired tear to the upper left and uniform toning to the perimeter of the mount. Ulmann was an acclaimed photographer who studied under Clarence H. White, and took this exquisite, richly toned portrait during Einstein’s second visit to the United States. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

192. Edsel Ford. TLS signed

191. Elizabeth, Queen Mother. Bank check, 8 x 3.5, filled out and signed by Elizabeth, Queen Mother, “Elizabeth R,” payable to Lady Katherine Seymour for £200.0.0, December 26, 1975. In fine condition, with bank stamps to center and a small ink notation to lower right corner. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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“Edsel B. Ford,” one page, 7.25 x 10.25, personal letterhead, January 9, 1922. Letter to Pirie MacDonald. In part: “I wish to advise that the pictures arrived several days ahead of time, and were entirely satisfactory in every way. I am very well pleased with the selections of frames that you made, and Mrs. Ford is also very well pleased with the photographs.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)


Remarkable 1494 document involving the laws of maritime navigation, signed by the patrons of Christopher Columbus

193. Ferdinand and Isabella. Manuscript DS in Spanish, signed “Yo el Rey,” [I the King] and “Yo el Reyna,” [I the Queen], one page, 12.25 x 8.5, June 10, 1494. Untranslated document signed three days after Spain and Portugal agreed upon the Treaty of Tordesillas, referring to the new laws of navigation imposed by the treaty. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, toning to the top, and professionally repaired paper loss to upper edge.

Christopher Columbus’s return from his voyage to the Americas set off a territorial dispute between Spain and Portugal over which country would control the newly discovered lands. The Treaty of Tordesillas established a line of demarcation halfway between the Cape Verde islands and Hispanola, granting Portugal control of lands to the east of the meridian and Spain the land to the west. In addition to defining each country’s sphere of influence, it also set forth new guidelines for navigation and exploration of the New World. Portugal agreed to grant Spanish vessels free, safe, and peaceful navigation over the seas under its dominion, but Spain was forbidden from exploring the area and, if the Spanish did discover any new lands while passing, it had to be delivered to the Portuguese King. This was one of the most influential treaties in the development of the modern world—it is why Portuguese is spoken in Brazil, while Spanish influence is seen throughout the rest of the Americas, from Chile to Mexico to Florida. It also a catalyst in the development of modern maritime law, with concepts like freedom of the seas for trade and travel, the right of innocent passage, and definitions of territorial waters all stemming from the agreement. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

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“Once self-assurance is gained things will move forward at an accelerated pace” 194. Sigmund Freud. ALS in German, signed

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

Garibaldi’s trademark pillbox hat—from the family of his political advocate and mistress 195. Giuseppe Garibaldi. Uncommon 2.25 x 3.5 carte-de-visite portrait of Garibaldi posing with his hands clasped over a cane handle, signed and inscribed below the image in black ink, “Alla Sig. Bevington, Giuseppe Garibaldi.” Presented in a period wooden frame carved with elaborate ornamental leaves to an overall size of 6 x 7.5. Also includes a green baize felt pillbox hat believed to be Garibaldi’s, decorated in oak leaves of silver thread and with a “T. G.” monogram to the crown. Hat’s lining is indistinctly stamped with the maker’s mark of Theodor Klein, Heidelberg. An unsigned cabinet photo of Mrs. Henry Portsmouth Bevington, recipient of the signed photo and hat, is also present. Signed photo in fine condition, with some chipping to frame; hat in very good condition, with interior lining dry and brittle, and other small holes and soiling. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from Bevington’s great grandson, affirming the chain of ownership. Bevington aided Garibaldi’s League of Democracy in 1879, which advocated universal suffrage, abolition of ecclesiastical property, emancipation of women, and maintenance of a standing army; her family also believes that she was one of his mistresses. A one-of-a-kind grouping with excellent provenance. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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196. Giuseppe Garibaldi. Ink signature, “G. Garibaldi,” on an off-white

3 x 1 clipped slip, affixed to a 4 x 1.75 light brown card, and in turn affixed to a 5.5 x 3.25 off-white card. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Fabled Apache warrior Geronimo—terrific provenance for the “signature of the old chief”

198. Geronimo. Chiricahua Apache (1829–1909) who attained the status of legend for his steadfast defense of Native American lands

before surrendering in 1886. After years of imprisonment, Geronimo became a celebrity, appearing at such venues as the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis and in Theodore Roosevelt’s 1905 inaugural parade. Scarce pencil signature, “Geronimo,” on an off-white 6.25 x 4.25 sheet bearing a collector’s notation, “By his own hand—Fort Sill, Okla. 1905.” Intersecting folds (vertical folds unobtrusively passing through first and last letter), and light staining, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a period letter of transmittal in pencil with original mailing envelope, dated October 12, 1916, in part: “I hope this quick note finds you well and all is well at the hospital. Enclosed is the signature of the old chief Geronimo as promised. Hope you enjoy it.” After being moved for the last time to Fort Sill, Oklahoma, in 1894, Geronimo settled into old age as a celebrity—appearing at fairs (including the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis), riding in President Roosevelt’s 1905 inaugural parade, and releasing his popular autobiography the same year. A well-documented autograph of one of the most elusive and desirable Old West figures. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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Frederick rushed to finish the memoirs of his father, U.S. Grant, during the latter’s final months 199. Frederick D. Grant. First son

of President U. S. Grant (1850–1912) who graduated from West Point in 1871 and served in the Indian Wars, Spanish-American War, and Philippine-American War. Three ALSs, each signed “F. D. Grant,” various lengths, all approximately 4.5 x 7, all to Colonel Absalom Markland about U.S. Grant’s final illness and his autobiography. Letters read, in part: March 22, 1885: “I am sorry I can’t give you any encouragement about father. For the last three days he has been free from pain but that is all. He get[s] more feeble every day.” April 11, 1888: “I thank you for the interest you have taken in the Badeau matter. I did have some dread of a newspaper discussion as to the authorship of my father’s book, but have no fear of the courts. Badeau can write well and has desired to get into the papers from the beginning, he believing he could crush me there.” December 22, 1885 on black-bordered stationery: “I find from the records that Phelps and not Walke went up the Tennessee so I will take the liberty to change that…if you see any other mistakes you will let me know as soon as possible for although we printed 325,000 for the first addition [sic] all have been sold and orders are coming in.” In fine overall condition, with light blocks of toning to one letter. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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

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Hancock appoints a Massachusetts militiaman

201. John Hancock. Choice partly-printed DS one page, 15 x 12, September 10, 1790. Hancock appoints Joseph Shiverick as “Ensign of a Company in the first Regiment third Brigade and fifth Division of the militia of this Commonwealth comprehending the Counties of Plimouth, Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes County & Nantucket.” Attractively signed on the left side by Hancock as governor of Massachusetts and countersigned at the conclusion by John Avery. Nicely double-matted and framed to an overall size of 24 x 21.5. Paper seal affixed above Hancock’s signature remains quite crisp and fully intact. In fine condition, with intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through first letter of his last name), mild toning, and a few tiny holes. An especially clean and appealing Hancock document. Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Rare 1776 free frank sent to “The Assembly of the State of Virginia at Williamsburgh” 202. John Hancock. Scarce hand-addressed free-franked panel, 6.75 x

3.5, addressed by Hancock, “To the Honl the Assembly of the State of Virginia at Williamsburgh,” and franked in the lower left, “John Hancock,” adding, “On Publick’s Service,” to the upper right. Docketing by the recipient to the right side reads: “Referr’d to a Comm of the whole upon the State of the Country. Decr the 6 1776.” Attractively double-matted and framed with an engraved portrait to an overall size of 10.75 x 17.75. In very good condition, with two separated vertical folds (one passing through first letter of signature). Originally sold by Charles Hamilton, with his certificate of authenticity and wax seal affixed to reverse of frame. During this time, Hancock was in constant contact with state legislatures regarding preparations for defense and the movements of enemy troops—it was a critical time during the revolution, culminating in Washington’s crossing of the Delaware at the end of the month. Autographic material of Hancock from 1776—the same year in which he signed the Declaration of Independence—is exceptionally desirable and represents a cornerstone piece of any historical collection. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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Governor Hancock plans to examine the expenses of the strategically valuable Castle Island 203. John Hancock. Third-person ALS, one page, 7.5 x 5.25, November 13, 1788. Letter to Commissary General Richard Devens, in full: “The Governor requests the Commissary General as soon as possible to make out & furnish him with a particular statement of every expence in every Department at Castle Island, keeping each Department separate; and also a List of what Warrants the Commissary has Rec’d, & the Rates at which they were Sold. The whole to be computed from the 25th of Octo. 1780 to the 25th of Octo. 1788.” A couple of small separations along intersecting folds, tape repairs to bottom corners, with one through the date, and paper loss to left edge, not affecting any of the text, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

204. Paul von Hindenburg and Camillo Cavour. Bold ink signature, “v. Hindenburg,” on an off-white 4.75 x 2.25 card; and an ink signature, “C. Cavour,” on an off-white 3.25 x 25 clipped slip. Light overall foxing to both, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The persecuted ‘spy’ weighs in on Nixon, mentioning the “adversary encounters such as I had with him in 1948” 205. Alger Hiss. American lawyer, government official, author, and lecturer (1904–1996), famously accused of being a Soviet spy in 1948 and convicted of perjury in connection with this charge in 1950. Three ALSs, each one page, 7.25 x 10.5 and 8.5 x 11, dated between 1972 and 1977. The most interesting, from 1974, in part: “You have certainly been industrious in your correspondence about Mr. Nixon. I’m sorry that all I really know about him comes from public sources…I’ve never even had occasion to shake hands with him. The impression one gets in adversary encounters such as I had with him in 1948 is hardly a basis for a personal opinion of any weight…I assume that you are familiar with the large number of books about Mr. Nixon that have already appeared. I have been much impressed by Lurie’s ‘Running with Richard Nixon’ and Garry Wills’s ‘Nixon Agonistes.’” The other two letters are general responses. In overall fine condition. Accompanied by two of the original mailing envelopes, both filled out in Hiss’s hand. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Stunning award for a foreign diplomat— the First Class Order of the Rising Sun 206. Hirohito. Extremely rare DS in Japanese, signed by Hirohito as emperor of Japan and Eisaku Sato as prime minister, one page, 22.5 x 16, January 11, 1966. Document bestowing the First Class Order of the Rising Sun upon Norwegian diplomat Eigil Nygaard. In full (translated): “We, the Emperor of Japan, do hereby confer upon Mr. Eigil Nygaard, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Norway in Japan, the First Class of the Order of the Rising Sun. in witness whereof, We have caused the Seal of State affixed to these presents, which We have signed with Our own hand at Imperial Palace. This Day, the Eleventh of the First Month of the Forty-first Year of Showa.” Prominently signed in the center by Hirohito above a large red stamped seal of state, and countersigned by Eisaku Sato and Norio Iwakura above their seals of office. Framed to an overall size of 23.75 x 17, with an official English translation affixed to reverse. Also present are the medal, breast star badge, and sash for this award, housed in the original black lacquer box on a lift-out velvet tray. Medal measures approximately 3.5˝ in diameter and features gold-plated inner rays, silver-plated outer rays, and a dark red center, with a pin and hook to the reverse. This was to be worn on the red and white sash, measuring 65 x 4, which features a prominent rosette. The breast star badge features a dark red center with white and gold rays, approximately 3˝ in diameter, and is attached to an ornate green, red, and gold latch pin and pivot. Also includes a small lapel pin that matches the sash. Included as well is a vintage matte-finish 14 x 10.75 coronation portrait featuring separate images of Emperor Hirohito and Empress Nagako. Presented in its original black lacquer frame to an overall size of 16.5 x 12.75, with decorative backing present but detached. All items are in overall fine to very fine condition, with some subtle dampstaining to the coronation portrait. Accompanied by a TLS signed “K. Yamayoshi” confirming the English translation. Eigil Nygaard, the recipient of the award, was Norway’s ambassador to Japan from October 3, 1958, to November 19, 1966. Established in 1875 by Emperor Meiji, The Order of the Rising Sun was the first national decoration awarded by the Japanese government, given to recognize distinguished achievements in international relations, promotion of Japanese culture, development in welfare, or preservation of the environment. Hirohito documents are extraordinarily rare, and this example is also signed by Sato, who was later awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for signing the nuclear arms Non-Proliferation Treaty. With the document absolutely remarkable in itself, the inclusion of the award medals and sash—all beautifully designed and in stunning condition—elevates this collection to one worthy of a museum. RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000) www.RRAuction.com | 75


“Thank God after this weeks I can count the time by days instead of weeks. I wish my trial had commenced today” 207. Frank James. Outlaw and older brother of Jesse James (1843–1915) who at times went by the alias ‘Ben J. Woodson.’ ALS signed “Ben,” four pages, lightly-lined on two adjoining sheets, 5 x 8, August 6, 1883. Letter to his wife, written while in jail on murder charges. In part (with grammar and spelling retained): “I was out yesterday and just thirty two men by actual count was asking me question at the same time, if free once more not a single human being do I want to be introduced to unless it is known to a certainty they are in sympathy with us. I never was so tireed of any thing in my life. The majority that come do so simply to satisfy their morbid curiosity. It will do me so much good when I get out to pass the majority as I would a dog…I hope you may enjoy your proposed visit to our friends in the ‘Six Mile.’ I want you to insist on them coming to my trial...I want you to do some good talking when you go down below and get those peoples sympathy worked up to fever heat…I know you succeeded in capturing your ‘hubby’ when I least expected it…Well thank God after this weeks I can count the time by days instead of weeks. I wish my trial had commenced today.” At the top of the final page, James has added a brief unsigned postscript. In fine condition, with a uniform shade of overall toning, with a slightly heavier block to the center of the final page. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope addressed by James. After spending years robbing banks, stagecoaches, and trains with his brother and the rest of the James-Younger gang, Frank turned himself in to authorities in Gallatin, Missouri, in October 1882, fearing for his life because of the bounty on his head—a few months earlier, Jesse James had been murdered by one of their own gang members and close associates, Robert Ford, who hoped to collect the reward. He was indicted for participating in two murders during a train robbery in Winston, Missouri, in which they had managed to steal a meager $650. The trial commenced just a few weeks after this letter, on August 21, 1883, and lasted until September 13, and James would find himself “free once more.” The James brothers had already been mythologized in the minds of Missourians as Robin Hood–esque heroes, stealing from the rich to give to the poor. The jury pool was so tainted—surely in part due to the success of his wife’s attempts to “get those peoples sympathy worked up to fever heat”—that the prosecutor, looking over potential jurors, remarked, ‘The verdict of the jury that is being selected is already written.’ James walked free, cementing his place in history as one of America’s most notorious outlaws.Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

208. John Jay. American statesman (1745–1829) who served variously as president of the Continental Congress, diplomat, and, from 1789 to 1795, first chief justice of the Supreme Court. Hand-addressed free-franked mailing panel, 4.25 x 3, addressed by Jay to “His Excellency, The President of Congress, Philadelphia,” and franked in the lower left, “John Jay.” Panel is affixed to a 5.5 x 4.5 mount. In fine condition, with some light vertical folds, two passing through letters of signature. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Large signatures of the important Texas leaders 209. Sam Houston and Thomas Rusk.

“I love to play golf with Eddie Mannix, we’re both so lousy” 210. Joseph P. Kennedy. Patriarch of the

Ink signatures, “Sam Houston” and “Tho. J. Rusk,” on a light blue 5.5 x 8 album page. Also signed by fellow Texas congressmen Volney E. Howard and David S. Kaufman. In fine condition. An especially big, florid example of Houston’s desirable autograph. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

fabled family of American politicians (1888–1969) who served as American ambassador to Great Britain from 1938 to 1940. TLS signed “Joe Kennedy,” one page, 7.25 x 10.25, personal letterhead, December 28, 1940. Letter to Eddie Mannix at MGM. In part: “People say to me, from time to time, ‘we hear you are going back into the picture business.’ There is only one reason in the world I would go back into the picture business and I will confess the secret to you now; I love to play golf with Eddie Mannix, we’re both so lousy.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

A very early thank-you letter to a member of the ‘Fearsome Foursome’ 211. John F. Kennedy, Jr. ALS signed “John,” one page, 5 x 7, no date. Letter of thanks to Roosevelt Greir of the Los Angeles Rams. In full: “Thank you so much for the wonderful wonderful football and plaque. I still don’t see how you got all those football players to sign it. Also please thank the people who signed it. The plaque was so nice.” Matted and framed to an overall size of 15 x 18. In very good condition, with mild overall toning and foxing from previous display and last line of text and signature a couple of shades light, but still legible. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from Bob Cochran which states, in part: “I attest to the authenticity of this hand written letter as a young child from John F. Kennedy, Jr., to Roosevelt Greir. It was purchased from another JFK enthusiast…It was written before Roosevelt Greir was a bodyguard to Bobby Kennedy at the time of his assassination.” Greir was guarding Ethel Kennedy the night her husband was shot, and disarmed Sirhan Sirhan and then protected him from further violence. A very early letter with interesting and direct association to two important members of the Kennedy family. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Incredibly rare handwritten and signed card by a 13-year-old Joseph Kennedy Jr., espousing his love for a fellow teenage girl

212. Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Brother (1915–1944) of John F. Kennedy who served as a bomber pilot during WWII; he was tragically killed due to an airplane malfunction while flying a secret mission. Purple Easter card signed “Joe,” from 1928, measuring 4 x 2.75 closed and 8.25 x 2.75 open, bearing a printed sentiment and ANS from Kennedy inside, in full: “I love you. I wish you could say the same for me.” Includes the original transmittal envelope, addressed in Kennedy’s hand. Some scattered creases and a tear to the envelope, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from the previous owner, stating that her mother, Nathalie Arnold, received this from Kennedy when she was 14 and he was 13; the sentiment resulted from a neighborhood game they played as children with active imaginations. This particular signed and handwritten card conveys a poignant and unique glimpse of an infatuated Joseph Kennedy, Jr., hoping that a teenage romance would blossom during the Easter period of 1928. Anything signed by the ill-fated older brother of JFK is exceedingly rare, and this is one the limited few we have offered. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“I know how much you admired the President and how highly he regarded you” 213. Robert F. Kennedy. Fan-

tastic content ALS signed “Bob,” one page both sides, 5 x 3.5, blackbordered Attorney General stationery card, no date but circa 1963–64. Letter to “John.” In full: “My thanks to you for your kind and thoughtful letter to me. I know how much you admired the President and how highly he regarded you—I appreciated your writing me and hope that some day soon I have a chance to see and talk with you.” In fine condition, with small areas of toned tape remnants to top and bottom edges. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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214. Robert F. Kennedy. ALS signed “Bobby,” one page, 6 x 8, US Senate letterhead, February 27, 1968. Letter to Dave Powers. In part: “Many thanks for coming to Washington and being such a good sport. I was looking forward to your position on the program with great anticipation. I think 15 minutes of your talking to some of the athletic figures would have been marvelous—I am sorry that part did not work out—but you were great as always.” In fine condition, with a rusty paperclip mark and impression to the upper left corner. Accompanied by an acrylic memento with gilt lettering that reads, “Junior Village Telethon, February 17, 1968, Bobby and Ethel,” as well as three glossy 4.5 x 3.5 photos of Kennedy campaigning in Seattle in March 1968. Bobby’s wife, Ethel, helped organize a telethon on February 17 to benefit Junior Village, a home for dependent children, which over 50 athletes and entertainers attended—evidently Powers was supposed to take part, but was unable to. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


215. Robert F. Kennedy. Vintage matte-

finish 8 x 10 photo, signed in fountain pen. Accompanied by a March 25, 1963, letter of transmittal from the Department of Justice acknowledging the photo. In very good condition, with several noticeable creases to background and corners. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Kennedy’s beloved Hyannisport

216. Ted Kennedy. Color limited edition 25.25 x 20.25 print of a painting of Hyannisport by Kennedy, numbered 657/1000, signed in the lower border in pencil. Double-matted and framed to an overall size of 33.5 x 27.5. In fine condition, with some scattered light foxing to borders. Oversized. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

217. Nikita Khrushchev.

Scarce vintage fountain pen signature, “N. Khrushchev,” on an off-white 2.75 x 1.25 slip affixed to a slightly larger card. In fine condition, with uniform toning. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Early formal investiture portrait of the future king, dated the day he received his title Prince of Wales

218. King Edward VIII.

Dignified vintage matte-finish 7.25 x 11 full-length portrait by D. Knights Whittome, of a 17-year-old Edward in his investiture robe, with sword and scepter in hand, affixed to its original 12.25 x 17.5 photographer’s mount, signed on the image in fountain pen, “Edward P. July 13th, 1911.” In very good condition, with silvering to edges, some scattered light toning and soiling to frame, as well as a couple of chips to top edge, and date of signature fairly light, but still mostly legible. The day he signed this photo, Edward was invested as the Prince of Wales at Caernarvon Castle in an elaborate royal ceremony. A handsome image of the young prince—one of the earliest portraits of Edward we have ever offered. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

219. King Frederick IX. King of Denmark

from April of 1947 until his death in 1972. Vintage matte-finish 4 x 5.5 photo, affixed to its original 6.5 x 9.25 mount, signed and inscribed in fountain pen in German, and dated May 1940. Photo is housed in its original presentation folder. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Lengthy letter from the future king

220. King George III. King

of Great Britain 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, signed “George R,” one page both sides, 8 x 12.5, June 10, 1809. Warrant issued to affix “our Great Seal of Great Britain to be affixed to an instrument… appointing our trusty and beloved Bartholomew Freres Esquire to be our Secretary to Our Extraordinary Embassy to the Court of Our Good Brother the Catholick King.” Bound to the document with its original ribbon is a three-page copy of the order in Latin. In fine condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, and some scattered light toning and soiling. The paper seal is crisp and intact. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Proclamation reporting the 1814 Treaty of Paris which forced the abdication of Napoleon

222. King George IV.

ALS signed “George R,” five pages on two sets of adjoining sheets, 7 x 9, no date but circa 1797. Letter to Lord Keith. In part: “I am extremely obliged to you my dear friend, for your kind letter, & the communication you made to me of your Interview with the Ministers;...I know very well that they are always glad by way of liberating themselves; to know everything upon the King’s….” Also included is the 8.75 x 7 full mailing panel, addressed in George’s hand. In fine condition, with intersecting folds and some paper loss and soiling to address panel. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

221. King George III.

Printed document, one page, 12.25 x 15, dated June 27, 1814, signed at the conclusion by sheriff’s Benjamin Bickley and Philip George. Document reads, in part: “Whereas a Definitive Treaty of Peace and Friendship between His Majesty and His Most Christian Majesty, hath been concluded at Paris, on the Thirtieth Day of May last…We do declare to all His Majesty’s loving Subjects Our Will and Pleasure, that the said Treaty of Peace and Friendship be observed inviolably, as well by Sea as Land…Given at the Court at Carleton House, the Seventeenth Day of June One thousand eight hundred and fourteen, and in the fifty-fourth Year of His Majesty’s Reign.” Document also bears George’s printed name, “George P. R.,” above the beginning of the text. Professionally backed. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, and scattered toning, staining, and foxing. The Treaty of Paris, signed on May 30, 1814, ended the war between France and the Sixth Coalition and forced Napoleon to abdicate. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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223. King Henry II. King of France from March 31, 1547, until his death in 1559. Uncommon manuscript vellum DS, in French, signed “Henry,” one page, 22.75 x 19, April 1551. Document concerning Francisqua Villa for services to Henry’s father, Francois I, in which Henry states his reward. Boldly signed at the conclusion by the king. A small document regarding the same subject is affixed to the top left corner. In very good condition, with heavy storage folds, some scattered light toning and soiling, several small holes to blank lower portions, and light creasing. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


224. King Khalid. King of Saudi Arabia, born in 1913, who ruled from 1975–1982. Color satin-finish 5.5 x 8 formal portrait, signed in the lower border in blue felt tip. Photo is housed in its original 6.75 x 9.5 presentation folder. In fine condition, with signature a couple of shades light. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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

The namesake of the Philippines 226. King Philip II. King of Spain

(born 1527) from 1556 until his death in 1598; his eventful reign included Spain’s conquest of the Philippines, the establishment of a colony in Florida, and the historic defeat of the Spanish Armada by the British in 1588. Manuscript DS in Spanish, signed “Yo El Rey,” one page, 8.25 x 11.25, December 23, 1572. Untranslated. Intersecting folds (significant partial separations repaired on the reverse), moderate to heavy dampstaining affecting the signature and overall appearance, and a few small holes and tears, otherwise very good condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

225. King Louis XI. King of France (born in 1423) who reigned

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

227. King Philip III. King of Spain and Portugal from 1598 until his death in 1621. Manuscript DS in Spanish, signed “Yo El Rey,” one page, 8.25 x 11.75, May 5. Untranslated. The white four-point paper seal affixed to the lower left remains crisp and fully intact. In fine condition, with unobtrusive intersecting folds. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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The Frenchman behind the Statue of Liberty writes on Bartholdi’s first scouting trip overseas: “He is a very gallant man and an artist with a lot of talents; I truly wish that his project can succeed in America” 228. Edouard Rene de Laboulaye. ALS in

French, signed “E. Laboulaye,” four pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.25 x 8.25, October 10, 1871. Letter to a lady. In part (translated): “The situation in France is so serious, future so uncertain that we are living a bad dream,...humiliated, demoralized, and even more ruined by the Prussian rapacity…How much we should thank you to have in mind relieving our miseries. Poor people of France are suffering excessively…Next to Versailles we have Saint Cloud, Garches, Vaucresson, charming villages, small towns that are nothing but a pile of rubbles....The church even the school are all planks; the Prussians did not spare a thing. And they did that, not during the war, but in full peace, after the armistice, for hatred of France, not by barbarity… You ask me what should be done with the funds that you are receiving. I think that there is such poverty to relieve that this is not the time to think about charity for education; the most pressing is to prevent people from starving to death this winter…Mr. Bartholdi wrote me from San Francisco and told me how much he was touched by the welcome you extended to him. He is very happy to be in the United States while up here we are struggling with the poverty and dangers of the situation. In fact, he is a very gallant man and an artist with a lot of talents; I truly wish that his project can succeed in America.” In fine condition, with central vertical and horizontal folds and subtle toning. A great admirer of the Constitution, Laboulaye held intellectual interest in the political system of the United States, even publishing a threevolume work on the political history of the nation over the course of a decade. A strong supporter of the Union during the Civil War, he begins this letter by comparing its aftermath to the result of the recently concluded Franco-Prussian War, in which France was defeated. It was at the end of the Civil War that Laboulaye first suggested the idea that spawned the Statue of Liberty, saying, ‘If a monument should rise in the United States, as a memorial to their independence, I should think it only natural if it were built by united effort—a common work of both our nations.’ Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi, a friend of Laboulaye, was inspired by the idea and sought to make it reality. In June of 1871, Bartholdi crossed the Atlantic with letters of introduction signed by Laboulaye. He discovered the ideal location as soon as he arrived at New York Harbor, noticing a small island that all vessels had to pass, and began to campaign for support. The political strife in France and difficulties in obtaining funding forced long delays, but the monument conceived by Laboulaye and constructed by Bartholdi was finally dedicated on October 28, 1886. This extraordinary letter—penned almost exactly 15 years before the official unveiling of the monument—documents the very beginnings of what has become a worldwide icon of American ideals. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The Regent of France writes to the Duke of Urbino in 1518 229. Louise of Savoy. Princess of France (1476–1531) and mother of King Francis I, she served twice as the regent of France in the early 16th century. Rare manuscript LS, with autograph subscription in French, to the Duke of Urbino, one page, 8.25 x 9.5, December, 1518. An interesting letter between heads of State, in which the Princess addresses the Duke as “Mon Cousin.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds (one horizontal fold passing through the signature), and scattered marks and foxing. RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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The world’s first computer programmer 230. Ada Lovelace. English mathematician and writer

(1815–1852) and the only daughter of Lord Byron, chiefly known for her work on Babbage’s early computer, including what is recognized as the first algorithm intended to be processed by a machine; because of this, she is often considered the world’s first computer programmer. Extremely rare ALS signed “Augusta Ada Lovelace,” one page both sides, 4.25 x 7, August 5, no year but docketed 1845 on the reverse. Letter to the publisher of ‘The Westminster Magazine.’ In part: “I must thank you for your obliging reply to my letter on the subject of the article on ‘the Kosmos’ of Humboldt. Mr. John Cross will communicate further with you concerning it (and has perhaps already done so).” Separation to fold adjoining second integral sheet (apparently repaired at edges, but separation passes through the signature), and show-through from writing on opposing sides, otherwise very good condition. As a respected writer on science, and a celebrity due to her birth, Lovelace had been approached for an article on the recently published first volume of Alexander von Humboldt’s Kosmos, a book destined to become a classic work. Young John Cross was likely Lovelace’s lover since the previous year, and her representative in dealings with the magazine. She bequeathed Lord Byron’s heirlooms to him and called for his constant presence next to her during the final stages of cancer she endured in 1852. Lovelace’s letters are very rare, likely due to her retired life and early death at 36, and have reached record prices when offered in the market. RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

President Mandela signs his autobiography, with provenance directly from his office

“To the Hon. Angelo J. Rossi, Mayor of San Francisco, With most sincere regards from his fellow citizen” 232. Guglielmo Marconi. Vintage

231. Nelson Mandela. Signed book: Long Walk to Freedom. First edition, first printing. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1994. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.25 x 9.5, 558 pages. Signed on the title page in black felt tip, “N. Mandela 14.5.99.” In fine condition. Accompanied by a May 19, 1999, letter from Mandela’s administrative secretary which reads, in part: “Your book ‘Long Walk to Freedom’ has been autographed by the President as you requested.” An extremely desirable autograph with outstanding and iron-clad provenance. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

matte-finish 5.75 x 9.25 photo, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To the Hon. Angelo J. Rossi, Mayor of San Francisco, With most sincere regards from his fellow citizen, Guglielmo Marconi, San Francisco—30th October 1933.” In fine condition, with a diagonal crease to image, affecting mostly the background, which has started to lightly silver. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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233. Princess Margaret. Two ALSs, both signed “Margaret,” both one page, both sides, on Windsor Castle and Kensington Palace

letterhead, both to artist Verna Hull, dated December 23, 1972, and December 30, 1982. The letter from 1972 reads, in part: “Thank you for writing about Vagn’s memorial service. I was longing to hear news. You must be feeling so sad and I only hope you got there in time.” In fine condition. Both are accompanied by their original mailing envelopes, addressed in Margaret’s hand. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The empress knights a longtime servant for “unwavering loyalty”

234. Maria Theresa. Holy Roman Empress and Queen of Bohemia (1717–1780) who was the mother of Marie Antoinette. Manuscript DS in German, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 9.25 x 14, September 18, 1762. Document reads, in part: “The Field Quartermaster General Johann Georg Haas, owing to his many years of unwavering loyalty to us and our royal archducal house, is bestowed upon him and his heirs and their descendants both male and female the title of knighthood…and he is granted a personal coat-of-arms, and with the title of knighted Nobleman of Grunberg.” Signed at the conclusion, “Maria Theresa.” Reverse of second integral page is docketed in manuscript (translated): “To the high-born, our privy-councillor, Lieutenant General, Colonel, Princly-National Commisario for the unified princely counties of Gorz and Gradisca, our loyal Anton Count of Puebla.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, scattered toning, and a couple of small separations along hinge. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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236. Cosimo I de Medici. Duke

of Florence from 1537 until his death in 1574, reigning as the first Grand Duke of Tuscany beginning in 1569. Manuscript DS in Italian, signed “Il Duca di Fiorenza,” one page, 8.5 x 11.5, July 1557. Untranslated. In very good condition, with intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through a single letter of the signature), a few small holes, and significant dampstaining affecting overall appearance but not the signature. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

237. Ezra Meeker. American pioneer (1830–1928) who traveled the Oregon Trail by ox-drawn wagon as a young man, migrating from Iowa to the Pacific Coast. ALS signed “Ezra Meeker, 93 years old, nearly,” one page, 8.5 x 11, Washington’s Seventy Years of Progress letterhead, October 7, 1923. Letter to Marion Dean. In part: “I have always looked upon the bright side of life and believe this has prolonged my years. That you may continue cheerful and busy and consequently happy is my prayer”; and a 5.25 x 3.25 postcard photo of Meeker in the cockpit of a plane, signed in fountain pen. Intersecting folds with small edge separations and toning to edges of the letter, otherwise overall fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Lengthy pre-Independence Pennsylvania “Act for the Support of the Government of this Province and Payment of Public Debts”—signed by a Declaration delegate and the governor 238. John Morton and John Penn. Morton (1725–1777)

was a delegate to the Continental Congress and provided the swing vote that put Pennsylvania in favor of the Declaration of Independence, which he also signed. Penn (1729–1795) served as the last governor of colonial Pennsylvania. Revolutionary War–dated manuscript DS, 41 pages, 7.5 x 12.5, September 30, 1775. Document entitled “Act for the Support of the Government of this Province and Payment of Public Debts.” Document begins, in part: “Whereas it would be extremely distressing to the people of this province, laboring under a heavy burden of taxes for sinking the bills of credit emitted during the last war and granted to His Majesty for the protection of His American dominions, to impose on them an additional rate or tax to be immediately levied on their real and personal estates: And whereas it is necessary to raise a sum for supporting the honor of government, discharging its debts and incidental expenses, and preserving the public credit: We the representatives of the freemen of the said province do therefore pray that it may be enacted.” Signed on the first page by John Penn as the last colonial governor of Pennsylvania and at the conclusion by John Morton as speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Also signed at the conclusion by Joseph Shippen, Jr., as secretary of the province. Professionally repaired paper loss to last two pages (affecting a few words but not signatures), and some chipping to edges, otherwise fine condition; overall writing, including the signatures, is extremely crisp and bold. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Choice elaborate railroad bond from the US Steel founder 239. J. Pierpont Morgan. Partly-printed DS

one page both sides, 13.5 x 9.5, June 30, 1886. An attractive, beautifully engraved mortgage bond for the New Jersey Junction Railroad Company in the amount of $1,000, signed on the reverse by Morgan as trustee and countersigned by Harris C. Fahnestock, and also signed on the front by Josiah H. Reed as the company’s president, and George Jones. The five pages of coupons are attached to the front of the document, with only the first coupon (January 1887) missing. In fine, crisp condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Napoleon’s adopted son forwards letters of congratulations on the birth of “His Majesty the King of Rome” 241.

240. Benito Mussolini and Vittorio Emanuele III. Partly-printed DS in Italian,

one page, 9.5 x 14.5, February 16, 1928. An untranslated single article decree boldly signed at the conclusion, “Mussolini” and “Vittorio Emanuele.” In fine condition, with expected stamps and document wear and marginal binding holes to left edge. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 86 | March 12, 2014 | NOTABLES

Napoleon. Handwritten endorsement, signed “Nap,” written at the top of an LS from his adopted son Eugene Napoleon, one page, 8 x 12.5, dated April 1, 1811, and signed “Eugene Napoleon.” The letter reads, in part (translated): “Sire, I hasten to present to Your Majesty the expressions of congratulations on the birth of His Majesty the King of Rome.” He goes on to enumerate 16 letters received from “Your Counsel of State of Italy; Your Minister of the Interior” and numerous judges, prefects, governors, and the Bishop of Cremona. At the top of the letter Napoleon writes, (translated): “Sent to Count Aldini [Italian Minister of the Interior] so that he can draw up a plan for reply to all these letters,” and dates it April 1, 1811. In fine condition. Letter bears two splendid watermarks of the imperial eagle and crown and of Napoleon crowned in victory laurels. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


Napoleon explains military tactics in Livorno to his son 242.

Napoleon. LS in French, signed “Napole,” one page, 7 x 8.5, September 10, 1807. A noteworthy letter to his son, Prince Eugene Napoleon, detailing military plans for the important port city of Livorno. Loosely translated, in part: “All the troops who are in Rome and Livorno should be in the charge of the Pope and the Queen of Etruria. To reduce the load of the Queen of Etruria, my intention is to reduce considerably Garrison Livorno, as long as the austerity measures which I have set have been complied with, and that I will ensure that 2,000 men are sufficient. I asked you the state of the Neapolitan troops who are in Italy.” Double-matted and framed with a contemporary portrait engraving to an overall size of 19 x 15. In fine condition, with central vertical and horizontal folds and a stray ink blot to center. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

As Emperor of the French, Napoleon writes to his minister of war 243.

Napoleon.

LS signed “Np,” one page, 7.25 x 9, July 7, 1811. Untranslated letter to his minister of war, General Henri Clarke, the Duke of Feltre. A period note is stapled to the lower left. Attractively matted and framed with a print of Napoleon on horseback at the Battle of Wagram to an overall size of 17.5 x 26. In fine condition, with central vertical and horizontal folds (unobtrusively passing through signature). Oversized. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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246. Native American War Club. Sioux

244. Napoleon: Baron Dominique Larrey. Napoleon’s military

surgeon (1766–1842). Two items: manuscript DS, in French, signed twice, “D. J. Larrey,” one page, 5.5 x 8, August 19, 1806. In part (translated): “The Society has charged us...to submit a report on Mr. Terrade...He is the author of various articles sent to the Society among them an article on various cancer operations presenting remarkable circumstances...We decide in favor of his admission.” Report is also signed by Nicolas Heurteloup, Larrey’s predecessor as Chief Surgeon of the Grand Army, as well as another surgeon, “Sedillot.” And an autograph note in French, one page, 3.75 x 5, no date. Note reads, (translated): “l saw in the Edinborough Natural History Museum the skeletons of several walruses (of the Seal Family)…Two of them had very large heads and especially tusks that were more than a foot long originating at the end of the lower jaw and curving below and behind.” In fine condition, with light toning to document. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Indian stone head war club, comprised of a 16.5˝ long handle wrapped in tiny red, blue, green, and white beads, attached to a oval-shaped stone with pointed ends, measuring approximately 5.25 x 2, the center of which is wrapped in a strip of bead-decorated animal hide. A long plume of red-dyed horse hair is also suspended from the bottom of the handle by a beaded section of hide. In fine condition, with a few loose strands of beads and a chip to one point of the stone. Dated post-1900 (likely circa 1930s), this style of club was generally made by the tribes to sell; a more attractive version of those used in their daily lives, both as weapons and to break open buffalo bones to obtain the marrow inside. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

247. Arthur H. Noyes. Federal Judge in

245. Notables. Interesting collection of three items, each signed by a notable figure, including: Texas politician Thomas P. Ochiltree (AQS); historian and journalist Hendrik Willem van Loon (draft manuscript and an ALS); and English traveler and author Frederick G. Burnaby (ALS). In overall fine condition. More comprehensive descriptions of each item are available online at RRAuction.com. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Nome, Alaska, appointed in 1900. He soon set up a plot to grab all the gold mining claims:, by the time his plan was discovered, he vanished with $30,000 worth of gold, never to be seen again. His scheme was the basis of Rex Beach’s novel, The Spoilers. Vintage 4.25 x 6.25 cabinet photo of a young Noyes by E. R. Curtiss of Madison, Wisconsin, signed in the lower border in black ink, “Arthur H. Noyes, Class ’76.” In fine condition, with slightly trimmed horizontal edges. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


“President John F . Kennedy and my son Lee Harvey Oswald were of one mind on many important issues. It is my opinion that they were both murdered for the same reasons” 248. Lee Harvey Oswald.

Archive of 20 letters from various persons looking for the ‘smoking gun’ to uncover the truth behind the Kennedy assassination, most typed, totaling approximately 32 pages, 8.5 x 11, dated between 1966 and 1968. Includes two TLSs from Lee Harvey Oswald’s mother, both signed “Marguerite C. Oswald,” to Playboy editor Michael Laurence, September 28, 1967, the first being a simple transmittal letter addressed directly to Laurence to enclose the second, a “Letter to the Editor” for publication, containing her thoughts on the lengthy interview with Jim Garrison that the magazine ran in their October 1967 issue. In the interview, Garrison discussed his findings regarding the CIA, FBI, Lee Harvey Oswald, David Ferrie, and Clay Shaw, and what may be the truth behind the assassination. Oswald’s letter, in part: “Garrison’s charges against the C.I.A…who, he says, killed the President and used my son Lee Harvey Oswald as the pawn…I have profound sympathy for what he is doing…my son was Innocent of the charges against him…I said my son was a C.I.A. agent and that men in high places used him…Four years have passed since they took my son’s life, prevented him from having a fair trial…the tide of doubt and revulsion against the ‘Warren Report’ has swept the Country…I see Playboy fairly and objectively presenting Garrison’s case…But the slayers of the President and my son, slew the morality of the nation…President John F. Kennedy and my son Lee Harvey Oswald were of one mind on many important issues. It is my opinion that they were both murdered for the same reasons.” Other material, most sent to Laurence or other Playboy editors, includes: five pages of carbon copies of Laurence’s correspondence with Oswald, discussing her article and negotiating terms of payment; an ALS and TLS from Sylvia Meagher, discussing “Garrison’s misleading remarks” and recommending an article that discredits the “single bullet theory and therefore the lone-assassin hypothesis,” with carbon copies of Laurence’s response; four TLSs from Harold Weisberg discussing his “Whitewash” series of books investigating the assassination, with carbon copies of Laurence’s replies; TLS from conspiracy researcher Joachim Joesten discussing the interview with Garrison, in part: “Not only has Garrison discovered the identity of one of the participants in the shooting, but he has that man in custody! He is Manuel Garcia Gonzalez, one of the Cuban CIA agents involved”; an anonymous typed letter from a “timid (but still alive) eyewitness,” regarding the shooting of J. D. Tippit after JFK’s assassination, in part: “I saw two men, neither of them resembling the pictures I later saw of Lee Harvey Oswald, shoot Tippit and run off in opposite directions”; a TLS and an ANS from Perry R. Russo, one-time roommate of David Ferrie, regarding the interview with Garrison; TLS from Melvin M. Belli, Jack Ruby’s lawyer, about fellow lawyer F. Lee Bailey; and TLS signed by Martin F. Richman, who clerked for Earl Warren, about the validity of the Warren Commission’s findings. In overall fine condition. A tremendous archive of period correspondence about Oswald and the assassination, with an abundance of rare ‘behind-the-scenes’ conspiracy-related content from some of the major players in the investigation of such alternative theories. RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

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Still stuck in the USSR, Oswald seeks to finance his return to America: “Right now what we need is money for the tickets maybe you can try the Red Cross” 249. Lee Harvey Oswald. ALS signed “xxx Lee,” one lightly-lined page, 5.75 x 8, January 20, [1962]. Letter to his mother, Marguerite. In full (spelling and grammar retained): “I hope you received my last letter of Dec. 27. As I than said we shall recive the exit visas to leave the country in march or early April. Right now what we need is money for the tickets maybe you can try the Red Cross in Vernon about that they should notify the American Embassy, Moscow, for information. We received your package of magazines on about New Years thanks a lot for them, Today I also received a post card from you. The weather is very cold and wet here, how is it in Texas. Marina is feeling fine and sends her love. Did you recive the tea and candy from us? If so how did you like it. That’s all for now. Write soon.” This letter was an official exhibit (No. 191) in the Warren Commission investigation into JFK’s assassination and, like most of the exhibits, is protectively soft-laminated. In fine condition, laminated as described, with a mild shade of toning and a few light creases. Oswald had written to his mother at the beginning of January on the same subjects—the status of exit visas for himself and his then-pregnant wife, Marina, and their need for assistance in order to purchase tickets back to America. Despite financial struggles, this was an optimistic time for the newly wed Oswalds, as they had finally been granted visas after spending months dealing with roadblocks and bureaucracy. In December, he had dispatched a dramatic, desperate letter to Senator John Tower in which he begged, ‘I have unsuccessfully applied for a Soviet Exit Visa to leave this country, the Soviets refuse to permit me and my Soviet wife…to leave the Soviet Union…I beseech you, Senator Tower, to rise the question of holding by the Soviet Union of a citizen of the U.S., against his will and expressed desires.’ Now, just a month later, he is able to return his focus to arranging his return trip and chatting with his family—his mother had indeed received the tea and candy mentioned, which Marina had sent her at Christmastime (sold in our February sale, lot #284). Marguerite brought these up during her testimony before the Warren Commission, saying that she had received ‘wonderful gifts’ of ‘a box of tea, very fine tea’ and ‘a box of candy for Christmas that has a Russian Santa Claus on it.’ All together, this is a spectacular Oswald letter that touches upon everything occupying his mind at the time. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

250. Lee Harvey Oswald: Abraham Zapruder. Triangular

fragment of concrete, measuring approximately 2 x 2 x .5, from the pedestal in Dealey Plaza upon which Abraham Zapruder stood on November 22, 1963, where he shot the famous footage of the Kennedy assassination. Accompanied by a color copy of a statement by the original collector, stating that he retrieved the corner chard of the pedestal that had fallen to the ground, as well as two color photos taken by him showing the pedestal before and after the shard detached. In a TV interview with Zapruder, he explained how he got into position: ‘I got out in, uh, about a half-hour earlier to get a good spot to shoot some pictures. And I found a spot, one of these concrete blocks they have down near that park, near the underpass.’ A unique relic from the platform that enabled Zapruder to capture the defining images of that tragic moment. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Oswald’s government issue Marine Corp raincoat, stencilled with his name

251. Lee Harvey Oswald. Oswald’s personally-

owned and -worn long double-breasted raincoat issued by the United States Marine Corps, dark green, size 38R, stenciled inside the collar area, “L. H. Oswald.” His name is also stenciled inside the belt, which is included. In fine condition. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from University Archives and notarized letter from Robert L. Oswald, in part: “Lee wore this coat during the period of time from his enlistment in 1956 until his discharge in September 1959. Before leaving for Europe in September 1959, Lee left this very coat with me in my Fort Worth home.” An outstanding piece with impeccable provenance, this is the only clothing officially issued to Oswald we have offered. RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

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Oswald jots his resume on a Jaggars-Chiles-Stovall pay stub—where he made false ID cards used to obtain the Carcano carbine that killed JFK

252. Lee Harvey Oswald. Handwritten list in pencil on the reverse of one of

Oswald’s pay stubs from Jaggars-Chiles-Stovall, Inc., of Dallas, Texas, 10 x 3.25, for the pay period ending March 27, 1963. Oswald writes a resume-style list of all the companies that he worked for after returning to the United States from Moscow. In full: “Worked June–Oct. 1962, 210 N. E. Vacek St., Lou-R-Pack Company, Ft. Worth Texas / Oct–May 1963, Worked Dallas, Texas, This Company / S. S. 433-54 3937 / Last Addres / 702 Elsbeth St. / Dec 1962–May 1963.” An ink notation below reads, “Neely $65.00.” In 1963, Oswald lived at 214 West Neely in Dallas, his last Dallas address before moving to New Orleans in May; the Warren Report stated his monthly rent on Neely Street was $60. In fine condition, with three unobtrusive storage folds. Originates from a collection of family documents given by Marina Oswald to her personal attorney. Leaving Moscow at the beginning of June 1962, Lee Harvey and Marina Oswald arrived in Fort Worth, Texas, on June 14, 1962, where Oswald got a job as a sheet metal worker at Lou-R-Pak Division of the Leslie Welding Company. On October 12, 1962, he began work at Jaggars-Chiles-Stovall, a graphic arts firm. In November, the Oswalds moved into an apartment on Elsbeth Street, mentioned in his list as his “Last Addres [sic].” In March 1963, they moved several blocks away to an apartment on Neely Street; perhaps this document was submitted to the landlord as proof of employment. The Warren Report suggests that Oswald printed his “Alek James Hidell” identification cards while working at Jaggars-Chiles-Stovall, which he then used to order, by mail, the rifle allegedly used to assassinate President Kennedy. From the Report: ‘Using the name of A. J. Hidell, Oswald had ordered a Smith & Wesson .38 revolver from Los Angeles on a form which he dated January 27. On March 12, he ordered a rifle from Klein’s Sporting Goods in Chicago under the name of A. Hidell. Oswald used the name ‘Alek James Hidell’ on identification cards which he probably produced at Jaggars-Chiles-Stovall. One of his fellow employees taught him various photographic techniques, which he could have used to prepare not only these cards, but also the samples of his work which he sent to various organizations. Both weapons were shipped on March 20. Oswald kept the rifle in a small storeroom at the Neely Street apartment. He spent long periods of time in the storeroom, which he told Marina she was not to enter. He told her that he intended to use the rifle for hunting and that he practiced with it. An amazing piece of history that ties together a multitude of events in the Oswald story—his financial struggles, Dallas residency, pseudonym, and rifle. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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Two years into his investigation on the disease-stricken French silkworm population, Pasteur finds success with native eggs “prepared according to my directions and in conditions which seem best to me” 253. Louis Pasteur. ALS

in French, signed “L. Pasteur,” one page both sides, 5.25 x 8, Ecole Normale Supérieure letterhead, September 7, 1867. Letter to Italian scientist M. Salimbeni whose brochure entitled ‘Le microscope employe a prévenir et déterminer La maladie des vers a soie’ (The Microscope Used to Study and Determine Silkworm Disease) was presented by Pasteur to the Academy of Sciences on October 19, 1868. In full (translated): “I am sending you…a copy of the succinct report which I sent to the Minister of Agriculture. Its chief purpose is to point out the existence of quite notable quantities of silkworm eggs of our own native species, prepared according to my directions and in conditions which seem best to me for producing healthy silkworm eggs. You will especially note Mr. Raybaud-Lange’s very important method for the production of silkworm eggs. You inform me, Sir, that you plan to process silkworm eggs according to my system. If you have already put this into practice I would be pleased to know the results you’ll have next year. In case you don’t have silkworm eggs prepared in accordance with my system, I urge you to get some from M. Raybaud-Lange from a portion of one of the lots that I have examined so that a report can be drawn up on their progress next year, at your agricultural society, for example. I have just received Grimelli’s work [Geminéano Grimelli’s: ‘La maladie des vers d soie’ (Silkworm Disease), 1867] but haven’t yet read it. With reference to the work you tell me about and of which you are the author, I can’t find it either among my papers or in the papers I left behind at Alais, nor among those which I found in Paris July 1 upon my return.” In fine condition, with some light show-through from writing on opposite sides. Beginning in 1855, a widespread epidemic among silkworms nearly brought the French silk industry to ruin. As the crisis reached its peak in 1865, Pasteur—then serving as the professor of geology, physics, and chemistry at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris—was asked by the Department of Agriculture to head a commission to investigate the devastating disease infecting the worms. Within five years, he had determined that temperature, humidity, ventilation, quality of the food, sanitation and adequate separation of the broods of newly hatched worms all played a role in susceptibility to the disease, and was able to create new methods of breeding that would preserve healthy eggs and prevent contamination. In his report to the Minister of Agriculture, Forcade La Roquette, a copy of which was sent to Salimbeni along with this letter, Pasteur outlined those methods and conditions. “You plan to process silkworm eggs according to my system,” writes Pasteur, encouraging his fellow scientist to keep him informed of his progress: “If you have already put this into practice I would be pleased to know the results you’ll have next year.” An important topic in Pasteur’s career, his research with the silkworms helped shape his future concepts on the influence of environment on contagion, leading to his most significant contributions in the study of causes and prevention of disease. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Distinguished cabinet portrait of the history-altering scientist 254. 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 stillexperimental 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. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

One of the rarest and most important Nobel Prize physicists 255. Wolfgang Pauli. Pioneer of quantum

physics (1900–1958) who received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1945 after being nominated by Albert Einstein. Very rare vintage mattefinish 2 x 3 bust portrait of Pauli in formal attire, signed at the bottom in fountain pen. In fine condition, with slight irregular adhesion to last name in signature. Pauli is widely considered among the ten most important physicists of the 20th Century and his autograph in all forms is very rare (perhaps due to his relatively early death). RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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256. John Penn. The last

governor of colonial Pennsylvania (1729–1795). Partly-printed DS one page, 12 x 8, October 28, 1768. Penn grants Alexander Blaine a “Licence to trade with the Nations or Tribes of Indians, with whom his Majesty is connected, and who live under his protection,” stipulating that he is “not to trade or traffick with; or vend, sell, or dispose, of any Goods, Wares or Merchandizes of any Kind whatever, to any Indian or Indians within the Country of any the Indian Nations aforesaid, beyond the Settlements of the Inhabitants, except at Fort Pitt & the Forts or Posts which are already, or shall hereafter by established by his Majesty, and garrisoned by his Troops.” Boldly signed at the conclusion by Penn as lieutenant governor and countersigned by Joseph Shippen, Jr., as his secretary. Intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through a single letter of the signature), a few small edge separations, and chipping to top edge, otherwise fine condition. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


Planck regretfully declines an invitation, unable to enjoy “an evening out in this dark time” 257. Max Planck.

ALS in German, signed “M. Planck,” one page, 5.75 x 8.25, personal letterhead, October 28, 1941. Letter to pianist Max Martin Stein in Berlin, whose “Piano evening in Bach Hall” he was unable to attend, in part (translated): “How gladly I would have gone and heard Schubert’s C-minor Sonata and the Telemann Variations! But fate does not want this, it prevents me from an evening out in this dark time.” In fine condition, with a few very mild creases and stains. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, filled out in Planck’s own hand. With his life completely disrupted by World War II—forced to leave his home in Berlin, which was destroyed in an air raid two years after he left—the aging Planck developed ‘an ardent desire... to persevere this crisis and live long enough to be able to witness the turning point, the beginning of a new rise.’ An excellent letter from the brilliant physicist, understanding the importance of music, especially during the darkest days. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

259. Politicians. Excellent collection of twenty photographs, each signed by a notable American politician. Fourteen are cartes-de-visite, signed individually by the following: John A. Andrew, George S. Boutwell, Charles Rollin Buckalew, George E. Cole, Edgar Cowan, Garrett Davis, Solomon Foot, James Harlan, James Kennedy Moorhead, Marcus Mills Pomeroy (signed on reverse), Samuel Clarke Pomeroy, Edward Henry Rollins, Thomas Williams, and James Falconer Wilson. The remaining six are impressive cabinet photos, signed by: Thomas Ewing, Walter Q. Gresham, Judson Harmon, Hilary A. Herbert, Daniel S. Lamont, and William L. Wilson. In overall very good condition, with clipped corners and chipping along edges of many. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Over 200 members of the 31st Congress—signed in 1850

258. Vyacheslav von Plehve. Direc-

tor of Russia’s police and later Minister of the Interior (1846– 1904). A notorious anti-Semite, he was killed by a bomb, the fourth attempt on his life. Uncommon ALS in French, signed “V. Plehve,” one page, 5 x 8, no date. Untranslated letter to an unidentified gentleman. In fine condition, with a bit of scattered light soiling. RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

260. Politicians: 31st Congress. Plethora of ink signatures of

over 200 members of the 31st US Congress, obtained in the latter half of 1850, on light blue 5.5 x 8 album pages, arranged by state. Especially notable signers are: Lewis Cass, Salmon P. Chase, Henry Dodge, Stephen A. Douglas, John C. Fremont, William R. D. King, Horace Mann, John A. McClernand, William H. Seward, Pierre Soule, Thaddeus Stevens, James Whitcomb, and David Wilmot. In overall fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Scarce 1652 document from Sweden’s one-and-only Queen

261. Pope Benedict XVI. Uncommon 4 x

264. Queen Christina.

5.75 cardstock photo of the resigned Pope as a cardinal, signed in the lower border in black ink, “Joseph Card. Ratzinger.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

262.

Pope Francis.

Color satin-finish 5.75 x 8.25 photo of Pope Francis as a cardinal, signed in black felt tip, adding “Archbishop of Buenos Aires,” beneath his signature in German. In very fine condition. Accompanied by a photo from the time of signing. Consignor notes that this was signed at a reunion of cardinals in Rome during 2012. RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

263. Joseph Pulitzer. Scarce bank check, 7.25 x 3.25, filled out and signed by Pulitzer, payable to American Exchange National Bank for $10,000.00, May 13, 1889. Red cancellation lines through signature, a central vertical fold, cancellation cut above first name of signature (slightly touching top of signature), light soiling, some spreading of ink, and a couple of edge tears, otherwise very good condition. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Sweden’s only ruling Queen (1626–1689) who converted to Catholicism and abdicated the throne in 1654. Manuscript DS in Latin, signed “Christina,” one page, 8.25 x 12.5, April 1652. Untranslated document requesting 500 imperial thalers to be given to her valet de chambre, Matthew Palpitsky, for a journey to France. In very good condition, with areas of paper loss to left side, scattered toning and soiling, a few small stains, and re-backed to preserve structural integrity. Provenance: Goodspeed’s Book Shop of Boston. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

265. Queen Victoria. Third-

person ALS, one page, 4.5 x 7, black-bordered Balmoral letterhead, September 14. Brief letter to an unidentified recipient in the Queen’s difficult to decipher hand, referring to herself as “the Queen.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds and scattered soiling, not affecting the legibility of the text. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)


Unique, relic from Britain’s longest-reigning queen 266. Queen Victoria. Victoria’s personally-owned and

-worn lace collar, circa 1890, measuring approximately 13˝ in diameter, featuring an intricate floral patterned design. Mounted with a brass plaque against green cloth and framed to an overall size of 17 x 19. In fine condition, with soiling to frame. A one-of-a-kind piece from the iconic monarch, whose reign saw great cultural and industrial progress as well as vast expansion of the British empire. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Conviction of “High Treason” for a man who “willingly aided and assisted the Army of the King of Great Britain then (and now) Enemies at open War against Us” 267. Joseph Reed and Timothy Matlack. Revolutionary War–dated manuscript vellum DS, signed “Jos. Reed, President” and “Attest, T. Matlack Secy,” one page, 24 x 15.5, December 4, 1780. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania document confiscating the property of a Loyalist for treason. In part: “James Rankin late of the County of York Yeoman, had (among others) most traitorously and wickedly and contrary to the Allegiance he owed to us joined and adhered to, and then still did adhere to and knowingly and willingly aided and assisted the Army of the King of Great Britain then (and now) Enemies at open War against Us and the United States of America…did daily commit divers treasonable Acts without any sense of Honour, Virtue, Liberty or Fidelity to Us…and is convicted and attainted of High Treason.” Neatly signed at the conclusion by Reed and Matlack. Seal affixed to lower left remains fully intact and seal to lower right mostly intact with two tips absent. In very good condition, with intersecting folds (heavy folds and creases passing through a portion of Reed’s signature), a few small stains, and Reed’s signature a few shades light. Rankin was accused of being involved in the ‘hostile enterprise’ of destroying ‘the public stores at York, Lancaster, Carlisle, and elsewhere,’ in support of the King’s army. The state government was able to confiscate his property under an act for ‘the attainder of divers Traitors,’ by which an accused person was automatically convicted of ‘High Treason’ if they did not appear in court, their estates becoming vested in the Commonwealth. A fantastic document demonstrating the high tension between opposing sides, as it contains some of the strongest language of any document we have seen from the period. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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An Act of Congress for importing tea and exporting goods from a sunken ship 268. Edmund Randolph.

Printed Act of Congress, signed “Edm: Randolph,” one page, 8 x 13, dated December 2, 1793. Entitled “An Act to extend the Term of Credit for Teas imported in the ship Argonaut; and to permit the export of Goods saved out of the wreck of the snow Freelove,” the secretary of state presents an act approved by George Washington, “to take bond, with sufficient surety, for the payment of the duties accruing on teas imported into the said district, in the ship Argonaut...and...to permit the exportation of any sugars, coffee, cocoa or molasses, saved out of the snow Freelove, cast away on Cape Hatteras.” Signed at the conclusion by Randolph. Horizontal folds, some mild edge toning, and some light spotting around signature, otherwise fine condition. An especially interesting association, as only two decades earlier it was British duties on tea that brought about the Boston Tea Party and helped spark the revolution where Washington made his name. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Commissioning an eight-gun ship to overtake Tory privateers 269. Joseph Reed. A president of the Continental Congress and signer of the Articles of Confederation (1741–1785) who also served as Washington’s aide-de-camp during the Revolutionary War. Revolutionary War–dated LS signed “Jos. Reed, President,” one page, 7.25 x 12, March 13, 1779. Letter to Messrs. Irwin and Company. In part: “I assure you nothing but absolute necessity could have obliged us to keep you so long in Suspense. It was necessary to state the matter to the House of Assembly, in a very few days a decisive answer will be given…we could wish if it is consistent with your plan and views that the rigging of the Ship may go on, and every expense will be allowed.” Intersecting folds with small separations and some subtle scattered toning, otherwise fine condition. The ship in question was named the General Greene and commissioned by the state to overtake Tory privateer vessels, patrolling the waters near Philadelphia. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

270. Religious Relics from the Cathedral of Notre Dame. Stone tablet from the Cathedral of

Notre Dame, measuring approximately 5 x 7.5 x .25, with crosses carved into each corner and the center of the stone. The elliptically shaped paper seal of Cardinal Suhard, Archbishop of Paris, is affixed near the bottom. Reverse bears an affixed tag stamped with the seal of Archbishopric of Paris, reading, in part (translated): “I…certify that this Stone Altar… consecrated to the Archbishopric of Paris,” and dated Paris, May 26, 1946. Signed at the conclusion by the Secretary of the Archbishopric to certify the statement, though much of the tag and signature has worn off. In very good condition, with a few edge chips and heavy wear to affixed seal and tag. Emmanuel Cardinal Suhard (1874–1949) was the Archbishop of Paris during the German occupation and supported the Nazi’s Vichy regime. On August 26, 1944, a week after Paris was liberated, de Gaulle prevented Cardinal Suhard from attending the mass of liberation in his own Cathedral of Notre Dame. The Notre Dame Cathedral treasury is notable for its reliquary which houses some of Catholicism’s most important, first-class relics. RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Uncommon brown 1885 Standard Oil stock certificate 271. John D. Rockefeller and Henry Flagler. DS, one page both sides, 12 x 7.75, November 25, 1885. Scarce brown certificate, engraved with a vignette of the US Capitol, for one hundred shares of Standard Oil Trust for Mrs. Nellie Gillerman, signed at the bottom by Rockefeller and countersigned by Henry Flagler and the company’s treasurer. The stub is attached and the transfer has been completed on the reverse. In fine condition, with a January 17, 1898, cancellation stamp to left corner, machine cancellations over signatures, and several vertical folds. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

272. John D. Rockefeller. TLS,

one page, 5.75 x 7.75, personal letterhead from Kijkuit, July 10, 1926. Letter of thanks and support for an ill friend. In full: “A thousand thanks for your kind remembrance of us with the beautiful flowers, so much admired and deeply appreciated by us all. You are constantly in our thoughts and we are now saying that the time of the treatments is past. We all rejoice in this, and unite in the wish for your speedy deliverance from this troublesome experience.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The former Ranger makes plans for a Confederate reunion in Texas 273. Lawrence Sullivan Ross. Confederate general

and later governor of Texas from 1887–1891. ALS signed “L. S. Ross,” one page, 8.25 x 11, Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas letterhead, March 21, 1895. Letter to an unidentified general. In part: “Have you any new developments about the reunion? I saw from the Dallas News that Genl Cabell has requested to make some suggestions concerning the program etc. Do you think the Hotel man understands that our rooms of which you made mention are engaged? We should secure them.” Uniform toning and a small tear to top edge, otherwise fine condition. The general referred to in the letter, William Lewis Cabell, was a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army who oversaw several large veteran reunions. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

274. 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 triple-matted 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)

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275. Jack Ruby. DS, one page, 8.5 x 11, May 21, 1959. Agreement between

Ruby and Joe W. Johnson in which Johnson signs on to be exclusively managed by Ruby for a period of five years at a rate of “15% of gross receipts.” Nicely signed at the conclusion in fountain pen by Ruby and Johnson, and countersigned at the bottom by a notary. In fine condition, with expected document wear. Johnson played saxophone with the rockabilly act The Deacons before going on to headline shows in his own Joe Johnson Band. After his years of working at Ruby’s club, Johnson went on to play with Ray Charles. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“Thought is great & swift & free, the light of the world, & the chief glory of man” 276. Bertrand Russell. Brit-

ish writer, philos oph e r, a n d mathematician (1872–1970) who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1950. AQS on a 5.5 x 8 sheet of Hotel La Salle, Chicago, stationery. Russell writes, in full: “Thought is great & swift & free, the light of the world, & the chief glory of man.” Signed at the conclusion, “Bertrand Russell.” In fine condition, with a uniform shade of mild toning. A very rare and desirable format of one of Russell’s more famous passages, the first one we have ever offered. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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“Peace is the absence not only of war, but of the causes of war” 277. Bertrand Russell. TLS, one page,

8 x 10, Plas Penrhyn letterhead, January 10, 1969. Letter to Jugen Kumlehn, with “From: The Earl Russell, O. M., F. R. S.,” typed along the top edge. In part: “Peace is the absence not only of war, but of the causes of war. These include greed, love of power, rivalry, superstition, ignorance and conformity. These human characteristics, when institutionalised, become imperialism, racism, censorship and the arms race. There will be no peace, therefore, without justice and freedom. I have no objection to you publishing the above, but it will be necessary for you to obtain the permission of the librarian at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, which owns the rights in my papers.” In fine condition, with two punch holes to left edge and some scattered soiling, mostly to a spot along top edge. During the 1960s, Russell became more outspoken about his views on nuclear disarmament, foreign occupation, and the war in Vietnam. This letter, boasting exceptional content, is a prime example of his philosophy. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


Extremely rare document from the first prosecutor of the Salem witch trials 278. Salem Witch Trials: Thomas Newton. Manuscript DS,

signed “Tho: Newton, attorney for the Defendt,” one page, 9 x 2.5, April, 1718. Legal document relating to the case of John Jonkins (plaintiff) and Richard Whittridge (defendant) “for the Land now in controversy.” Signed at the conclusion by Newton. Document has been professionally inlaid in to a 10.5 x 7.25 off-white sheet. In fine condition, with light vertical folds, and some slight show-through from docketing on reverse. Accompanied by a college paper entitled ‘Salem Prosecuted: The Role of Thomas Newton and Anthony Checkley in the Salem Witchcraft Crisis.’ Newton arrived in the Massachusetts Bay colony from England in 1688, perhaps in response to a 1685 plea for England to ‘send some honest lawyers, if any such in nature,’ as there were only two trained attorneys in all of New England—because of this shortage, Newton was the only person involved in the Salem trial with formal legal training. After Governor William Phips established a court to try people accused of witchcraft in May of 1692, he appointed Newton to serve as prosecutor. Little is known of Newton’s tenure, as he chose to leave the position just two months later. During this period, the interrogation of witnesses was left to magistrates, while the appointed prosecutor did preparatory work, such as drawing up indictments, compiling records, and determining the order in which cases would be heard. This is where Newton had the biggest impact on the trials; he selected Bridget Bishop to be tried first, believing that they had the strongest case against her. She was accused of bewitching five young women—including Abigail Williams, later portrayed in Arthur Miller’s 1953 play The Crucible—and was tried on June 2, 1962. Newton was right: Bishop was found guilty and executed by hanging on June 10. A rare document from this instrumental figure in the early stages of the infamous Salem trials. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

279. Margaret Sanger. American sex educator, nurse, and activist (1879–1966). TLS, one page, 7 x 9.5, Margaret Sanger Research Bureau letterhead, July 22, 1921. Letter to the Birth Control Research Bureau. In part: “It has occurred to me that you may be interested to know of a preparation called ‘Patentex’ that is imported from Europe. It is claimed that this is 100% perfect, but of course, I feel that this cannot be said of any method as so much depends upon the temperament and health of the individual. However, I do say for it that in all the cases I have recommended it I have never heard of a complaint. A tube will last about forty times and no douching is necessary. A tube will cost $3.50 and may be had from Peck and Sterba.” Sanger adds a couple corrections in blue ink. Matted and framed with an image and identification note to an overall size of 17.5 x 14.5. In fine condition, with intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through a single letter of the signature). Superb content about acquiring birth control from Europe. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Two days into his presidency, Santa Anna addresses the powerful Catholic Church: “I must seek to conserve without stain the holy religion that we profess” 280. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna. LS in Spanish, signed “Ant. Lopez de Santa Anna,” one page both sides, 8 x 11.5, presidential letterhead, May 18, 1833. Letter to a “Most Illustrious Sir,” in part (translated): “I have the pleasure of enclosing for Your Most Illustrious Lordship two copies of the speech I delivered upon taking possession of the Presidency of the United Mexican States. In order to obtain the aid for which I have implored celestial providence, I am writing to Your Most Illustrious Lordship so that, in union with your venerable clergy, you may beseech for me the necessary illumination from the One who dispenses every good. At the same time that I must seek to conserve without stain the holy religion that we profess, I expect with entire confidence that Your Most Illustrious Lordship and your clergy will continue carrying out your functions of peace, will take care to avoid every motive of discord, and that the spirit of charity…will abound.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds passing through the signature, significant staining to lower portion affecting some of the main writing, and tape repairs to bottom edge. Before Santa Anna was even sworn in as President of Mexico, the relationship between the Catholic Church and his government was a major source of tension. As his newly selected vice president Valentin Gomez Farias began instituting liberal reforms in April of 1833 (shortly after Santa Anna’s election), many aimed against the church—abolishing tithing as a legal obligation and seizing church property and finances, among other things—his intentions of reducing the power of the church became instantly clear. A fascinating letter, signed just two days into his official presidency, asking first for the prayers of the “venerable clergy,” then for their obedience. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The celebrated German philosopher points a book dealer towards some “valuable specimens” 281. Arthur Schopenhauer. ALS in German, one page, 8.5 x 10.5, February 26, 1853, Frankfurt am Main. Letter to auctioneer Johann Friedrich Lippert, regarding the payment of an invoice. In part (translated): “You failed to instruct me to whom I am to send payment for the books received…I have no access to autographs. A year ago I saw several valuable specimens in the shop window on the ‘Zeil’ road. St. Goar or Hermann Booksellers will be able to tell you exactly where. I do not know.” Reverse bears an address panel in another hand and also bears a paper seal remnant. Intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, show-through from stamps on reverse, paper loss to bottom edge from seal, and some light creasing and wrinkling, otherwise fine condition. Enjoying his newfound celebrity following the 1851 publication of his Parerga and Paralipomena, Schopenhauer kept the company of several notable book dealers and collectors throughout Germany. Settling up an account with Johann Lippert, manager of the Halle Book Auctions, and responding to an inquiry regarding autographs, Schopenhauer refers him to “St. Goar or Hermann Booksellers”—two men who had previously published his own volumes. An excellent letter from the brilliant philosopher, this is only the fifth Schopenhauer we have ever offered. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500) 102 | March 12, 2014 | NOTABLES


Desirable Sitting Bull with remarkable documentation from an ancestor

282. Sitting Bull. Extremely rare and highly-sought after ink signature, “Sitting Bull,” on the reverse of an off-white 3.5 x 2.25 business card of noted Native American photographer D. F. Barry. Front of the card bears a notation by Barry which reads, “June 12th 1889, Written at Grand River, his home, South Dak., D. F. Barry.” Also accompanied by a 2013 letter of authenticity from Sitting Bull’s great-grandson, Ernie Lapointe, with images of Lapointe and Sitting Bull which reads, in part: “I, Ernie Lapointe am the great-grandson of the famed Lakota Chief, Sitting Bull…This business card is one that has been signed by my Great-Grandfather Sitting Bull and the noted Native American photographer D. F. Barry.” Additionally, a color copy of a letter from Barry sending the signature to H. M. Brown, is included, which reads, in part: “Please find Sitting Bull autograph. This was written on 12th of June 1889…Sitting Bull was sick…when he wrote this.” In very good condition, with scattered toning from old tape to both sides, lightly affecting the tops of a few letters, soiling over portion of last name, not affecting legibility, and some other scattered mild toning and soiling, and slight surface loss at bottom. David Francis Barry was an accomplished photographer of Native American portraits, especially known for his iconic images of chiefs and other figures of the utmost historical importance. Despite the historically tenuous relationship between the Sioux and whites, Barry was able secure sittings with their warriors and leaders throughout the 1870s, even as they fought against General Custer on the battlefield. Whites called Barry the ‘Sioux Charmer’ because of his ability to ingratiate himself with their tribes, while the Native Americans knew him as ‘Little Shadow Catcher,’ because of his diminutive stature and ability to ‘catch’ images and commit them to paper. What is most remarkable about this piece, however, is the additional provenance provided by the chief’s great-grandson. Lapointe descends from a long line of chiefs—Sitting Bull on his mother’s side—and has spoken on various television programs and published a biography of his great-grandfather. With this outstanding familial history and association with Barry, this is a fabulous example of arguably the most sought-after of all Western and Native American signatures. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

283. William Seward. LS signed “William H. Seward,” one page

both sides, 7.75 x 10, Department of State letterhead, January 19, 1869. In part: “Your very interesting letter concerning the Isthmus of Panama may prove to be very valuable. There is no occasion at present for the use of the information it contains. Yet it has been placed where it can be easily referred to whenever its subject shall come up for consideration.” Small spot of paper loss to bottom edge and pencil notation under signature, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Rare legal document signed by the Carthage Grey jailer who failed to protect Mormon leader Joseph Smith 284. Joseph Smith: George W. Stigall. Manuscript DS, signed

“Alexander Caldwell and G. W. Stigall,” one page, 7 x 4, April 20, 1839. Legal document reads, in full: “We hereby agree that the suit now pending between us in the Hancock Circuit Court shall be dismissed at the Costs of defendant Stigall.” Docketed on the reverse, “A. Caldwell / vs / Geo W Stigall / Agreement to dis / miss suit / Filed April 20th 1839 / W Williams clk / pr S Otho Williams / DC,” all in the handwriting of Deputy Clerk Samuel Otho Williams. In fine condition. George W. Stigall was the jailer at Carthage Jail, where the Prophet Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum were murdered by an angry mob on June 27, 1844. Reportedly an admirer of the prisoners who he knew were innocent, Stigall allowed them to stay in his comfortable bedroom rather than the jail cell. Hearing of the impending danger to the lives of the prisoners, Stigall suggested that they move to the inner cell, where they would be safer—it was too late, however, and the mob closed in before the Smiths were able to seek further refuge. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

285. Alexander Stephens. Vice president of the Confederacy (1812–1883) under Jeffer-

son Davis. Ink signature, “Alexander H. Stephens, Crawfordville, Ga.,” on a light blue 5.5 x 8 album page. Also signed by fellow Georgia congressmen John Macpherson Berrien, William C. Dawson, Marshall J. Wellborn, Hugh A. Haralson, and Joseph W. Jackson; another sheet of the same size is signed by Robert Toombs and Allen F. Owen. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“Our cause has passed into a new phase. It is now the battle of ideas & not of arms. We insist upon Equality before the law” 286. Charles Sumner. American politician (1811–1874) and Massachusetts senator best known as

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

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Extraordinarily rare 1662 land grant in what would become Bergen Township, New Jersey, signed by the leader of New Netherland 287. Peter Stuyvesant. Last Dutch Director-General of the colony

of New Netherland (1612–1672) who was a major figure in the early history of New York City. Manuscript DS, in Dutch, signed at the conclusion, “P. Stuyvesant,” one page, 16.5 x 13, September 14, 1662. Land grant issued to Dirck Teunissen, in part (translated): “On behalf of the Lofty members of the States General [Dutch parliament] of the United Netherlands and the Noble Lord Governors of the chartered West India Company Amsterdam Department...we today on the below-mentioned date have allowed and permitted a plot of land to Dirck Teunissen, situated in the area of the village of Bergen, to the north-easterly side of Tieleman van Vleeck...on the explicit terms and conditions that he, Dirck Teunisse (or whoever should later receive his right), shall recognise and obey the Noble Lords’ Council...as good inhabitants are expected to do, and shall adhere to payments of a tithe for the benefit of the patron Lords.” Document is also docketed in English in the lower left, and dated April 2, 1764. In fair to good condition, with intersecting folds all repaired and reinforced on the reverse, one through a single letter of signature, Stuyvesant’s signature faded and light, but still mostly legible, a few small areas of paper loss and ink

erosion, a couple areas of paper replacement to corners, and edges, and staining from adhesive along bottom. Under the leadership of Stuyvesant, the village of Bergen was officially established in 1660 after brutal battles with the Native American population. Partially removed from the jurisdiction of New Amsterdam—making it the oldest autonomous municipality of New Jersey—it quickly developed into a thriving township. First appearing in records in New Amsterdam in 1650, Dirck Teunissen was party to several lawsuits—the most serious of which, seemingly unproven, involved an accusation of impropriety between him and his step-daughter—before moving to this plot of land in Bergen in 1662. This incredibly rare land grant—issued just two years before the colony would be seized by England, divided, and renamed New York and New Jersey—is a phenomenal piece of history, a document marking the adventurous spirit that made the Hudson River Valley and its surrounding areas what they are today. Only a handful of documents signed by Stuyvesant have appeared at auction in the last quarter century, making this fine example highly desirable. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000) www.RRAuction.com | 105


291. Supreme Court: Pierce Butler. Vintage

288. Supreme Court. Historic collection of three items, each

signed by a distinguished Supreme Court justice, including: Bushrod Washington (DS), Benjamin Robbins Curtis (ALS), and Samuel Nelson (DS). In overall fine condition. More comprehensive descriptions of each item are available online at RRAuction.com. RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

matte-finish 7 x 9.5 Harris and Ewing photo of Butler in his judicial robe, housed in its original studio mat, signed and inscribed on the mat in fountain pen, “For Mrs. Hempstead, with best wishes, Pierce Butler, March 15, 1928.” In fine condition, with the date very light, but still legible. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

292. Supreme Court: Benjamin Cardozo. TLS,

289. Supreme Court Justices. Collection of 20 items, primarily

consisting of photos, signatures, and letters, each signed by a justice of the Supreme Court. Signers are: Harry A. Blackmun (4), William J. Brennan, Jr. (4), Tom C. Clark, William O. Douglas, Anthony M. Kennedy, Thurgood Marshall, Lewis F. Powell, Jr., William Rehnquist (2), David Souter, Potter Stewart, Earl Warren, Byron R. White, and Charles Evans Whittaker. In overall fine condition. Accompanied by many of their original mailing envelopes. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

290. Supreme Court: Louis D. Brandeis. ALS, one page,

4.75 x 7.5, Supreme Court letterhead, September 20, 1905. Letter marked at the top by Brandeis, “Private,” reads, in part: “Thank you for sending the report of the scholarly investigation. I am glad to know that you are working on the…Resolution.” Matted and framed to an overall size of 8.5 x 11.5. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

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one page, 5.5 x 7.5, Bar Building letterhead, April 29, 1931. Letter to a gentleman at Columbia University. In full: “I am sorry that my official duties at Albany will make it impossible for me to be present at the dinner to be given by Mr. Charles C. Burlingham for the Legal History Committee of the American Historical Association.” Letter is affixed to a 6.75 x 9 mount. In fine condition, with some mild edge toning. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

293. Supreme Court: Thurgood Marshall. TLS,

one page, 8 x 10.5, Supreme Court of the United States letterhead, February 13, 1973. Letter to an admirer. In part: “As to President Johnson, so far as I am concerned he was one of the greatest Presidents we have been fortunate to have and was an individual dedicated to the highest principles of humanitarianism…I have not signed the sheet concerning the Ten Commandments…The reason I have not signed the Ten Commandments is that I consider it to be unnecessary. I was taught the Ten Commandments as a child, tried to live by them all my life and see no necessity for signing them.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


294. William Thornton. Architect (1759–1828) who designed the US Capitol and later served as the first superintendent of the Patent Office. Scarce manuscript DS, two pages both sides, 8 x 13, October 1807. Indenture agreement between Cornelius McDermott Roe and Catherine Anderson for two lots of land in Baltimore City “fronting on D. Street” with the rent being thirty dollars. Signed at the conclusion by Thornton. In very good condition, with some repairs and reinforcement to intersecting folds, scattered toning, a few pinhole size areas of paper loss, and light show-through from text on opposite sides. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The inspirational Thumb foretells great heights: “We shall progress in the future beyond any conception we have now” 295. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb. Little person

who achieved great fame appearing in P. T. Barnum’s show under the name ‘Tom Thumb’ (1838–1883). AQS on an off-white 7.5 x 4.75 album pages, signed “Charles S. Stratton, known as Gen’l Tom Thumb.” In full: “Cultivate spirituality. Beyond this, is a real life & we can prepare here for it. We shall progress in the future beyond any conception we have now.” Also signed at the conclusion by his wife Lavinia, “Mrs. Charles S. Stratton, Albany, NY, May 5th 1882.” Reverse of the page bears a pre-printed Louisa May Alcott quote. Small tears and toning to edges, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by an unsigned carte-de-visite portrait of the little couple. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1919 Trotsky approval of a newspaper publisher’s salary 296. Leon Trotsky. Russian Communist leader (1879–1940) who, with

Lenin, organized the Bolshevik seizure of power during the October Revolution of 1917. Bold blue pencil endorsement, signed “Trotsky,” across a onepage request in Russian, one page, 8 x 7, dated May 31, 1919, on People’s Commissar of War and Navy Affairs letterhead. Request reads (translated): “Asking your permission to pay the salary of 2000 rubles to the assistant of publisher of the newspaper ‘On the Way’ comrade Solomon Zelbov-Minsky because this position is not established in staff.” Across the text Trotsky writes (translated): “To be satisfied, Trotsky.” In fine condition, with a vertical fold, some light wrinkles, and expected document wear. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Wooden fragment from ‘Old Ironsides’ 297. USS Constitution. Frag-

ment of wood from the USS Constitution, measuring approximately 5 x 1.5 x .75, bearing a period cardstock tag attached by wire, reading: “Piece of the U. S. Frigate Constitution. Presented by Charles M. Holmes Esqr of Newark, N. J. March 28th 1861.” In fine condition, with various worm holes. Originates from the John S. Reigart Collection of Historical American Relics; he spent the latter half of the 19th century assembling a comprehensive collection inclusive of every period of America’s history, tracking the provenance of his pieces by attaching neatly penned tags, as seen here. A choice artifact from the world’s oldest commissioned naval vessel. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

299. Max Weber. Extremely influential social theorist (1864–1920) often cited with Emile Durkheim and Karl Marx as a founding architect of sociology. ALS in German, signed “Prof. Max Weber,” one page on a 5.5 x 3.5 postcard, no date. Letter to progressive activist Alice Bensheimer of the “Association for Women’s Education.” Translated in part: “To the ‘Schwaebische Merkur’ [a newspaper of the Schwaben region] I send a correction statement in response to the official spreading of lies. I await your friendly news with interest.” Address panel to reverse is also filled out in Weber’s hand. Moderate overall brushing to ink, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

A strong endorsement of the great Austrian Empress on a letter by a prominent scientist

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

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300. Daniel Webster. Hand-

addressed and freefranked panel, 4.75 x 2.75, addressed by Webster to “Hon. John P. Bigelow, Mayor &—, Boston,” and franked in the upper right, “Danl Webster, U. S. Senate.” Panel bears a “Free” stamp as well as a Washington postmark. Matted and framed with an engraved portrait to an overall size of 10.5 x 17. In fine condition, with a vertical fold, and a few light creases and areas of toning. This signature can be dated between 1849-1851, when Bigelow held the position of Mayor of Boston; Webster served as Massachusetts senator until July 22, 1850, when he left the Senate to become Secretary of State under Fillmore. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

301. Daniel Webster. ALS signed “Danl Webster,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 7, March 5, 1847. Letter to Samuel Thurlow. In part: “The license causes will all be decided, I presume, in a day or two. It seems to be understood that a majority of the judges will sustain all the laws; but perhaps not well agreeing as to the grounds & reasons of judgement. We shall soon know. Mr. Robinson, I find, did not make such a report as probably you wished. If you desire a full report of the agreement, there is probably no way so effectual & so cheap, as to put the notes in Mr. Hallett’s hands.” In very good to fine condition, with scattered toning, not affecting signature or legibility of text. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“The State Prison is much crowded, and many of the prisoners sick, which renders it necessary to take every step which may be proper to lessen their number” 302. Thomas Wharton. Pennsylvania merchant and politician (1735–1778) who served as the first president of Pennsylvania. Revolutionary War–dated LS signed “Tho. Wharton, Jr., Pres,” penned in the hand of Timothy Matlack, one page, 8 x 12.5, Philadelphia, March 26, 1777. Letter to William Livingston, governor of New Jersey. In full: “Several prisoners from the State of New-jersey who are confined in the Goal [sic] of this city have petitioned for a hearing...The State Prison is much crowded, and many of the prisoners sick, which renders it necessary to take every step which may be proper to lessen their number.” Intersecting folds with complete separation to central horizontal fold (repaired with archival tape on the reverse), and a few small edge chips and tears, otherwise very good condition; the integral address leaf, also repaired, is detached but present. The conditions of Philadelphia’s jails continued to descend into squalor over the course of a decade, prompting some of the city’s most prominent figures—Ben Franklin and Dr. Benjamin Rush among them—to form The Philadelphia Society for Alleviating the Miseries of Public Prisons in 1787, advocating for reform of harsh conditions and punishments for inmates. Philadelphia became the worldwide center of prison reform, with others adopting similar policies after observing their success. A letter with great associations between founding fathers—Wharton as Pennsylvania’s governor, Livingston as a signer of the Constitution, and Matlack as the engrosser of the Declaration of Independence—with important sociological content. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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gangsters & mobsters The early Cosa Nostra mobster’s sweater, from the estate of Bugsy Siegel’s girlfriend 305. Joe Adonis. New York mobster (1902–1971) influential in the rise of the modern Cosa Nostra. Adonis’s personally-owned navy, black, and white striped short sleeve button-up sweater, manufactured by Orlon, size medium. In fine condition, with a tear to the manufacturer’s tag. Accompanied by a color copy of a certificate of authenticity from Peter Jackson Hauser, the son of Adonis’s love interest, Virginia Hill. Working as a courier, Hill was intimately involved in organized crime, and becoming romantically involved with the likes of Frank Costello and Frank Nitti. She eventually became Bugsy Siegel’s girlfriend and described in Time magazine as ‘queen of the gangsters’ molls.’ After fleeing the country under indictment for tax evasion, she spent the last night of her life with Adonis, before being found dead—an apparent suicide—on March 24, 1966. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

306.

Alcatraz. Two vintage press photos of Alcatraz: a glossy 9 x 7 Wide World Photo taken from the water, with the affixed caption on the reverse, dated December 16, 1937, giving details about the escape of Ralph Roe and Theodore Cole; and a 9 x 6.25 photo taken from farther out, with the affixed caption on the reverse from the 1950s describing a group of reporters visit to “the Rock.” In fine condition, with trimmed bottom edge to second photo. Roe and Cole took part in the second escape from Alcatraz, and although prison officials stated they perished in the attempt, their fate remains unknown. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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307. Al Capone. Two original photos: a glossy 5 x 6.25

Associated Press photo of Capone in a suit and striped tie, with a press stamp dated May 10, 1946, on the reverse, as well as the lower portion of the photo clipped from the Chicago Tribune two days later; and a glossy 6 x 8 Acme Press photo of Capone and his mother posing together outside his home in Miami, with a press caption on the reverse dated April 2, 1938, about Teresa Capone seeking to get her son released from Alcatraz based on his good behavior. In very good condition, with scattered creases to both, as well as some minor crazing to second photo. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Custom hat embodying the gangster’s dapper style, given to a longtime friend and bodyguard

308. Mickey Cohen. Gangster (1913–1976)

born Meyer Cohen who was a trusted associate of racketeer Bugsy Siegel. After Siegel’s death in 1947, Cohen acquired Siegel’s West Coast gambling interests and lived extravagantly. After two convictions for income tax violations and 14 years in prison, Cohen pronounced himself a law-abiding citizen. Brown hat with matching band personally owned by Cohen, size 7 1/8, with the area under the crown, above the brown leather sweatband lined in silk with, “Jay Lord Hatter, New York,” and “Silver Beaver Pro Rege et. Grege,” printed at the top. A brown ribbon tied in a bow is affixed underneath where the sweatband and silk lining meet. Next to it is a 7 1/8 tag. “Jay Lord Hatter” and “Silver Beaver” are imprinted in gilt on the brown leather sweatband, as well as “Detailed for Mickey Cohen.” In fine condition. Hat is accompanied by its original Dobb’s Fifth Avenue hat box. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from the granddaughter of the original recipient of the hat, who was a close and longtime friend of Cohen’s. Letter reads, in part: “Mickey Cohen was a friend of my grandfather, Mike Chitjian…They often saw each other at fights at the Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles. Both huge fans of boxing, Mickey Cohen and my grandfather became great friends fast…Mike Chitjian eventually also became somewhat of a bodyguard for Mickey Cohen. He would drive him around all the time in his bulletproof car…This hat belonged to Mickey Cohen…he gave it to my grandfather, including the original hat box it was purchased in…It was some type of sentimental gift he wanted to give to my grandfather. Some type of friendship gift.” A handsome and extravagant gift, never worn by the recipient, from the mobster whose taste in fine clothing and accessories is well-documented. RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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310. Frank Costello. Vin-

309. Clyde Barrow and Raymond Hamilton. Vintage glossy

8 x 6 Acme Newspictures press photo bearing the mugshots of Clyde Barrow and Raymond Hamilton, with the original caption affixed to the reverse, dated January 17, 1934, with its headline reading, “Hunted after Texas prison break,” noting that Barrow is being sought in the break that freed Hamilton, who was serving a 263-year sentence. In fine condition, with mild edge rippling and a few creases. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

tage glossy 5 x 7 head-andshoulders photo of Costello in a pin-stripe suit, with the reverse bearing stamps from Look magazine and the Herald, with stamped dates ranging from 1959–1961. A few creases and scattered surface impressions from notations on reverse, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

Leather jacket belonging to the Goodfellas mobster, torn apart during a police search 311. Two-Gun Tommy DeSimone. Associate of the

Lucchese crime family in New York (1950–1979) involved in truck hijackings, dealing and fencing of stolen property, extortion, fraud, and murder. He was immortalized in an Oscarwinning performance by Joe Pesci in Goodfellas as Tommy DeVito, a character based on DeSimone. It is believed that DeSimone was murdered in 1979 as a reprisal for having murdered two close friends of John Gotti, and his body was only recently found. DeSimone’s personally-owned and -worn brown leather jacket, size 46, with the inner lining torn apart by the police when searching for drugs and weapons. Accompanied by a color copy of a certificate of authenticity from Tracey DeSimone, Tommy’s aunt who inherited most of his possessions. RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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312. Two-Gun Tommy DeSimone. DeSimone’s personallyowned and -worn colorful striped short sleeve shirt manufactured by K-Mart, size large. In fine condition. Accompanied by a color copy of a certificate of authenticity from Tracey DeSimone, Tommy’s aunt who inherited most of his possessions. RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

The famed bank robber wanted for “feloniously and knowingly transporting Ford V-8 four door sedan” 313. John Dillinger. Original 8 x 8 wanted poster for Dillinger issued in 1934 by J. Edgar Hoover, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, for a violation of the National Motor Vehicle Theft Act. Poster shows Dillinger’s fingerprints and both of his mugshots, and lists a physical description, his alias “Frank Sullivan,” and his criminal history, including arrests for assault, bank robbery, and murder. The bottom states that Dillinger is wanted for “feloniously and knowingly transporting Ford V-8 four door sedan…from Crown Point, Indiana to Chicago, Illinois.” Reverse of the poster is addressed to the Sheriff of Fort Morgan, Colorado, and bears a March 21, 1934, Salt Lake City postmark. In fine condition, with expected central horizontal mailing fold, single staple holes to each corner tip, and a punch hole to top edge. Often replicated, authentic period posters are becoming more difficult to find and increasingly desirable. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Gloves worn by Bugsy’s gal

314. Virginia Hill. Organized crime figure (1916–1966) romantically linked to many New York and Chicago mobsters—once described in Time magazine as ‘queen of the gangsters’ molls.’ She was best known as Bugsy Siegel’s girlfriend; he was at her Beverly Hills home reading the Los Angeles Times when he was assassinated on June 20, 1947. Hill’s personally-owned and -worn white vinyl gloves with gold buckles, with a tag inside the right glove reading, “Vinyl Gloves, Nylon Fourchettes, Rayon Fleeced Lining, Made in Japan, Fits All Hands.” In fine condition, with light marks near buckles. Accompanied by a color copy of a certificate of authenticity from Peter Jackson Hauser, Hill’s son. RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

315. St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. Iconic vintage glossy

press photo of the bloody aftermath of the St. Valentine Day Massacre, allegedly perpetrated by Al Capone, trimmed to a size of 8.25 x 6.5, with the final typed line of a February 14, 1929, caption on the reverse, as well as remnants from a clipped photo from the paper, and multiple other stamped dates and publication notations. In very good condition, with trimmed edges, some surface impressions, a small tear to bottom edge, and light overall crazing to finish. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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316. Celebrity Predictions

317. Chiang Kai-Shek

318. Jacques Cousteau

319. Moshe Dayan

320. DNA: James D. Watson

321. Cyrus W. Field

322. German Politicians

323. Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay

324. George Moscone

325. Mary Ellen Pleasant

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328. Margaret Thatcher MB $200

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326. Prince Rainier of Monaco and Family

327. Kurt Schuschnigg

330. Titanic: Edwina MacKenzie

331. Watergate

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military 335. Edward Porter Alexander. Military engineer (1835–1910) who rose to the rank of brigadier general in the Confederate army. Handaddressed and free franked mailing envelope, 5.5 x 3, addressed by Alexander to his wife, “Mrs. E. P. Alexander, Care of Dr. Augustine Mason, Fredericksburg, Va,” and franked in the upper right, “E. P. Alexander, Capt. Engrs, C. S. A.” In fine condition, with a pencil notation to left side and scattered light soiling. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Arranging an arms deal with the ex-president in 1817 336. George Bomford. Military officer (1780–1848) who served in the ordnance department during the War of 1812, best known as an inventor and designer of weapons and defensive installations. ALS signed “G. Bomford,” one page, 7.75 x 9.5, May 26, 1817. Letter to James Madison. In part: “The inclosed contract has been made out and blanks left for inserting the name of the contractor, the total no. of gun stocks, (not exceeding twelve thousand pr. annum), the number at each delivery, and the corresponding times of payment—and should it meet your convenience it is desired that after the first delivery and inspection, that not more than four inspections pr annum should be required.” Affixed to a slightly larger sheet. In fine condition, with a couple small edge tears and bit of paper loss to right edge. Ultimately, a Virginian man named Abraham Eddins won the contract, agreeing to produce 12,000 musket stocks out of walnut at a cost of 25 cents each. Madison, having just left the presidency in March, helped to provide the lumber for their production from trees on his estate. With the War of 1812 still in mind, the United States needed to stockpile arms to provide for the defense of the still-new nation. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

337. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain. Maine-born Union major general (1828–1914) who was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his defense of Little Round Top at Gettysburg. Partly-printed DS as governor, signed “J. L. Chamberlain,” one page, 8.5 x 14, July 25, 1868. State of Maine pension certificate for Margaret Powers, widow of a Union officer. In part: “It is hereby certified that Margaret Powers of Bangor, widow of Thomas Powers, late a Private in Co. B 30th Reg’t Infantry, Maine Vols in the War of 1861, for the suppression of the Rebellion, is inscribed on the Pension List Rolls…at the rate of five Dollars per month.” Neatly signed at the conclusion below an embossed State of Maine seal by Governor Chamberlain and countersigned by Secretary of State Franklin M. Drew. In fine condition, with three horizontal storage folds and expected document wear. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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338. John R. Chambliss. Career military officer (1833–1864)

who served as a Confederate brigadier general and was killed in action during the Second Battle of Deep Bottom. War-dated poll book page for the House of Delegates, 14.5 x 9, listing four commissioners and one superintendant to be elected, with Chambliss certifying that the five individuals appeared before him and took the oath. In part: “I Jno R. Chambliss, commandant of the 13th Regiment of Virginia Cavalry, do hereby certify that on this 28th day of May 1863, the persons whose names are subscribed above personally given under my hand,” and signed at the conclusion, “Jno. R. Chambliss, Commandant of 13th Reg, Va. Cavalry.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds, and a uniform shade of mild toning. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Excellent Civil War collection highlighted by Philip Sheridan and Wade Hampton 339. Civil War. Collection of ten items, each signed by a notable

Civil War figure, including: Philip H. Sheridan (ALS), Henry Wise (DS), John M. Schofield (ALS), Hiram Burnham (war-dated DS), Robert Ould (war-dated ANS), Daniel Ruggles (ALS), Wade Hampton (signature), Francis W. Kellogg (ALS), George A. Trenholm (DS), and George F. Root (AQS). In overall very good to fine condition. More comprehensive descriptions of each item are available online at RRAuction.com. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

340. Civil War. Collection of nine photos, each signed by a notable Civil War figure, including: CDVs from William B. Shubrick, Juliette Keyes, Washington Irving, Richard J. Oglesby, James Alden, Ethan A. Hitchcock, Charles H. Hanson, and James M. Forsyth; and a cabinet photo of John Farnsworth. Also included is an LS from James Alden. In overall fine condition. More comprehensive descriptions of each item are available online at RRAuction.com. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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341. Francis M. Cockrell. Con-

federate soldier and American politician (1834-1915) who served as a US Senator from Missouri for five terms. ALS signed “F. M. Cockrell,” one page, lightly-lined, 4.75 x 7.75, United States Senate letterhead, March 2, 1898. Letter to General Marcus Wright. In part: “Please call at Senate Chamber tomorrow…Go to West door and see Col Edwards at West door of Senate Chamber & advise him that I requested you to call. He will find me & advise me of your presence.” Letter is affixed to a 7.75 x 11 sheet. In fine condition, with a uniform shade of mild toning. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

342. William R. Cox. Confederate

general (1832–1919), w h o s u ff e r e d a t least eleven combat wounds and was a three-term member of the House of Representatives and Secretary of the United States Senate from 1893–1900. Wardated ALS signed “Wm. R. Cox,” one page, lightly-lined, 5.5 x 9, no date. Letter in response to Major R. S. Tucker’s letter written at the top of the page. In part: “I have 69 acres situated on the left of the R. R. which I purchased…for about $10 or $11 per acre as woodlands but mostly all the wood has been removed.” In very good condition, with ink erosion to lower right corner, a few pinholes and small tears, and some scattered light toning. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Three high ranking Confederate officers discharge a soldier, just one week after First Manassas 343. Confederate Generals. War-dated manuscript DS one page, 7.25 x 12, July 29, 1861. Discharge issued to Private B. S. Williams who 12 years ado “received an injury of the spine…a severe attack of typhoid fever two years followed by repeated hemorrhages, and spittings of blood, has left him, in a condition totally unfit to do a soldier’s duty.” Signed at the conclusion by commanding officer Eugene Blackford, and endorsed by Colonel R. E. Rodes, Richard Ewell, and Thomas Jordan. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, toning and dampstaining to edges, and text a shade light. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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344. George A. Custer. Headquarters Third Division Cavalry Corps mailing envelope, 5.25 x 3, addressed in Custer’s hand to, “Mrs. Genl Custer, 369 H Street, Was[shing]ton D. C.” Envelope bears a three-cent George Washington postage stamp, and an April [1965] Washington, D. C. postmark. In very good condition, with paper loss to bottom affecting city, scattered toning and soiling, and a separated bottom edge. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Outstanding letter of recommendation for a soldier “in the undertaking of Castelnuovo” 346. Andrea Doria. Italian con-

dottiero and admiral from Genoa (1466–1560). LS in Italian, one page both sides, 8.5 x 12, October 9, 1545, in Genoa. Boldly penned letter to “Most Illustrious and Most Excellent Sir Ferrando Gonzaga, prince of Malphetta [Molfetta],” in part (translated): “Sir Andronico of Spinosa, exhibitor of the present letter, served so well His Majesty when we were…in the undertaking of Castelnuovo; for these accomplishments he is worthy of respect and should be placed under the protection of the ministers of His Majesty and, because, at the time, he was at Barbarossa, as your Lordship is probably already aware, beginning this year he is estimated to be poor and needs some help, not only for the present time, but for his life in the future. However, despite your Lordship already acting as his protector as I heard from him, I did not want to abstain from offering my intercession as well. I wish to give him a good recommendation and I command that in the Kingdom of Sicily it may be possible…to use this person according to the merits of his service.” Reverse of second integral page bears an address panel in another hand and a wax and paper seal. In very good condition, with partial separation to hinge, intersecting folds, and scattered light toning. When Pope Paul III assembled the Holy League (made up of the Papacy, Spain, the Holy Roman Empire, Venice, and the Maltese Knights) in early 1538, Andrea Doria—then an imperial admiral in the service of Charles V, essentially in control of the whole of Italy—commanded the expedition against the Ottomans, led by Hayreddin Barbarossa. After Doria’s fleets enabled land forces to capture the strategic town of Castelnuovo on the Dalmatian coast (in present-day Montenegro), the League was defeated, leaving the Spanish troops on Castelnuovo without the support needed to maintain their holding. Barbarossa laid siege to the town, and within the year, it was back in Ottoman hands. This loss ended the ongoing Christian attempt to gain control of the Eastern Mediterranean. Anything signed by the Genoese naval legend is extraordinarily rare; this letter, offering a recommendation for a fellow soldier from the Holy League’s attack on the Ottomans, with explicit references to Barbarossa and Castelnuovo, is the finest we have encountered. RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Exceedingly rare and beautifully signed 7th Cavalry commission appointing a new sergeant

347. George A. Custer. Extremely rare and highly sought-after partly-printed vellum DS, signed “G. A. Custer,” one page, 15.5 x 9.75, February 11, 1875. Custer, as Lieutenant Colonel of the Cavalry, appoints “Charles Smith…a Sergeant in Company E of the Seventh Regiment of Cavalry in the service of the United States.” Robustly signed at the bottom by Custer and countersigned by commanding officer W. W. Cooke. Intersecting folds and some scattered stains and creases, otherwise fine condition. The appointee, Charles F. Smith, was born in 1848 in Germany and enlisted in the United States Army on March 3, 1871, for a term of five years; fortunately, this term expired and he was discharged just three months before the Battle of the Little Bighorn and ‘Custer’s Last Stand,’ in which his company was annihilated. Smith then reenlisted in 1881 for another period of five years. The Custer appointment is accompanied by a small archive related to Smith’s career, including the discharge from the end of his first term of service; his subsequent oath of reenlistment and allegiance; a letter of recommendation; his membership certificate in the Regular Army and Navy Union; a certificate of deposit issued by Boatmen’s Saving Bank in St. Louis; and a document granting him citizenship in the United States. This stunning commission—ornately imprinted with the American eagle bearing a shield and clutching arrows and an olive branch beneath the heading, “The Commanding Officer of the Seventh Regiment of Cavalry”—holds a terrifically bold and much sought-after Custer signature. The counter-signature by William Winer Cooke, 1st Lieutenant Colonel of Cavalry and Adjutant of the Regiment, adds greatly to this document’s desirability: Cooke, a member of the so-called ‘Custer Gang,’ was one of the commander’s most loyal men and remained so until the end, found by Custer’s side on the fields at Little Bighorn in 1876. This is just the second example of a Custer 7th Cavalry appointment that we have encountered, and one of only a handful to be offered at auction in the last 40 years. Originally acquired directly from Smith’s descendants, these documents have never before appeared at auction and are certain to garner great interest. In addition to the excessive rarity, the historical context lent by the inclusion of Smith’s other cavalry documents make this a truly unique and fascinating archive. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000) 120 | March 12, 2014 | MILITARY


Found on the Gettysburg battlefield

348. Gettysburg. Three-tine fork with bone handle, measuring approximately 6.5˝ long, found on the Gettysburg battlefield in August 1863. Some rust to metal and toning to bone handle, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a color photocopy of a label affixed to a gun lockplate found at the same time. An interesting relic from the famous battle. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Choice bullet mold from America’s bloodiest battle

349. Gettysburg. Twin-handled iron bullet mold, measuring

approximately 6.5˝ long, found on the Gettysburg battlefield in August 1863. Scissor-type mold features softly curved handles, pointed at the tips, and a clean, sharp sprue hole. In fine condition. As bullets were heavy and difficult to transport in quantity, soldiers cast their own out of lead salvaged from the area, heated to a molten state and poured into the mold via the sprue hole. A great relic directly pertaining to action on the battlefield. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Enfield Pattern 1853 rifle-musket lockplate “picked up on the battlefield of Gettysburgh Aug. 1863”

350. Gettysburg. Enfield Pattern 1853 rifle-musket lockplate, measuring approximately 5.5˝ long. Featuring a large crown at the rear, thin double line of engraving around the edge, and an affixed tag that reads, “Gun lock picked up on the battlefield of Gettysburgh Aug. 1863 by Isaac D,” with the last few letters obscured. In fine condition, with soiling to affixed tag. The 1853 Enfield rifle-musket has been called ‘the North’s second rifle’ and a ‘regulation Confederate weapon.’ Over one million Enfields of all types were imported by both sides during the war, becoming the second most widely used infantry weapon. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Formal Halleck portrait signed while General in Chief 352. Henry W. Halleck. Vintage

351. Samuel Ferguson. Confederate general (1834–1917)) who harassed Sherman’s flank during his March to the Sea. War-dated endorsement, signed “S. W. Ferguson,” dated October 30, 1864, on the reverse of a list of “Horses killed in action in the 56th Ala Regt. Cav,” 9 x 5.5. Document lists the name of nine soldiers who lost horses during the month. Endorsed on the reverse, “Respy ford. these men have never rec’d pay for the horses killed and require the money to purchase others. If it is not furnished they must remain dismounted. My…men…have never been able to draw funds for the purpose designated.” Signed underneath by Ferguson as Brigadier General. Reverse also bears several other endorsements. In very good condition, with all writing and signatures faded, but mostly legible, several pencil notations, and scattered toning. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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2.25 x 4 cartede-visite photo of Halleck in full dress uniform by J. Gurnsey & Son of New York, signed below the image in black ink, “H. W. Halleck, Genl in Chf.” In fine condition, with a bit of scattered trivial soiling and a couple of small impressions to top border. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


Asking for help against an order from Jackson: “I would be spared this humiliation if possible. I feel that I do not deserve it”

353. Thomas Harrison. Confederate

brigadier general (1823– 1891). War-dated ALS signed “Thos. Harrison, Col,” one page, lightlylined both sides, 4.75 x 7.5, July 28, 1864. Letter written below a request from George Deerhard which reads, “Genl. [William Hicks] Jackson countermands the move for the present as the enemy are pressing Gen. [Frank] Armstrong & has directed that Col. Hobson & Col. McKenzie report to him for the time.” Underneath, Harrison writes: “I enclose the above for your information. I suppose it is my duty to obey. The Brig. is up with me, the only chance being that you may influence Genl. [Joseph] Wheeler. I know you will do what you can. I would be spared this humiliation if possible. I feel that I do not deserve it.” A docketing notation is on the reverse in Deerhard’s hand allowing a courier to pass to headquarters. In very good condition, with scattered toning and creasing, and all text fairly light, but still legible. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

354. William H. Jackson. Confederate general (1835–1903), who served with distinction in the Vicksburg Campaign. War-dated ALS signed “W. H. Jackson, Brig Genl,” one page, lightly-lined, 8.25 x 10.25, November 27, 1863. Letter to General James McPherson at Vicksburg, in full: “By direction of the Genl. Comdg., I have the honor to send per Flag of Truce, the inclosed letter addressed to you by Alfred Murdock of Greenwood, Miss. & ask for it, your most favorable consideration & early reply.” In fine condition, with some scattered toning and creasing along left edge. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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With mentions of Lee, Beauregard, and Hooker, the Confederate general lashes out to protect his legacy: “He introduces a slander of my being idle for some eight hours—the troops of course losing so much time that should have been devoted to the battle”

355. Joseph E. Johnston. ALS signed “J. E. Johnston,” two pages,

lightly-lined, 8 x 10.5, November 17, 1875. Letter to Colonel John P. Nicholson, commenting on inaccuracies in the recently released English translation of the Count of Paris’s History of the Civil War in America. In part: “I have looked at so much of the Count of Paris’s book as relates to my operations—and can not imagine why he sent it to me. Certainly not in compliment. He calls Genl Beauregard ‘commander-in-chief,’ in writing of the Battles of Manassas; although it is evident that he has read my official report. His account of the circumstances of the action is as incorrect as possible. That of the operations in 1862, previous to Genl Lee’s actions near Richmond is still more so. In his account of the affairs of rear guard, at Williamsburg, it is treated as if the Confederate army had adapted the line of Fort Magruder for that of Yorktown. And takes his account of the action and its consequences from the sensational despatches of the next few days—instead of consulting McC’s report, and my elaborate one, of 1863. In like manner, he seems to have been taught the events of the Battle of 7 Pines by Genl Mindil. Regardless of the confessions of Sumner, Heintzelman, Hooker and Carey—Made under oath to the Joint Committee on the conduct of the war...it would be very hard to make a statement more utterly incorrect than that published by his Royal Highness. He introduces a slander of my being idle for some eight hours—the troops of course losing so much time that should have been devoted to the battle. He has not

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the slightest authority for the accusation. Did I ever send you a copy of my report of the Battle of Manassas? If not, and you desire it, I will do so.” Intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing between two letters of signature), and a few slight edge tears and stains, otherwise fine condition. In publishing his History of the Civil War in America, Louis Philippe d’Orleans—himself a Civil War veteran of the Union variety—described his book as having been ‘written rather for the instruction of the European public than for transatlantic readers to whom every incident of the war is already familiar.’ Johnston’s criticisms are certainly valid, having been overlooked for Beauregard, his superior officer, during the war—although Johnston made the most important tactical decisions, Beauregard was considered the hero of the First Manassas and was promoted that day by President Davis to full general in the Confederate Army. While Johnston had supported the promotion—recommended it, in fact—seeing his own achievements committed to print as Beauregard’s, a decade after the conclusion of the Civil War, was clearly upsetting and perceived as a blight to his name. A boldly penned letter rich in Civil War content, offering insight into Confederate controversies that continued well beyond the battlefield. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


Lafayette recommends a French soldier who fought in the American Revolution 356. Marquis de Lafayette.

Handwritten endorsement, in French, signed “Lafayette,” at the conclusion of a manuscript document, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 8 x 12.25, dated July 1, 1790. Document summarizes the military career of Caron de Raumont and solicits a post for him in the Quartermaster Department. Document reads, in part (translated): “Caron, formerly secretary to Minister Chastellux went to New England with that General Officer in 1780. He participated in the first two campaigns of the American War. Chastellux obtained for him a commission in the Supply Corps…he served with the Infantry in the Army of the Count de Rochambeau.” On the last page, Lafayette writes: “I recommend with the greatest intensity this petition to the Administrators; I know of Mr. Caron’s merits and the high regard my intimate friend M. de Chastellux had for him.” Document also bears five other endorsements, including one written and signed by Lafayette’s wife, signed “Noailles Lafayette,” as well as endorsements by Count D’Aure, who writes, in part: “I the undersigned, former Director General of the Quartermaster Corps of the French Army commanded by ther Count de Rochambeau in North America, certify that Mr. Caron was employed in that Army.” The other endorsements are by Chastellux’s widow, the Sieur de Villemaury, Commissioner of War, commended by Rochambeau in his report from Yorktown, and an additional unidentified veteran of the American Revolution. Central horizontal and vertical folds, and some light creasing and toning, otherwise fine condition. At the outbreak of the Revolutionary War, numerous Frenchmen volunteered for the American cause, including Lafayette. Upon returning to France in 1779, he used his position to lobby for military aid and helped secure 6,000 troops under General Jean-Baptiste de Rochambeau. In the letter, Lafayette attests that Raumont was among these expeditionary forces; he also mentions Major General François-Jean de Chatellux, one of his most outspoken admirers, who was also with Rochambeau’s army. The French troops landed at Newport in 1780, where they remained until Rochambeau and Washington combined forces in 1781, fighting in the Siege of Yorktown and the Battle of the Chesapeake. After uniting with Lafayette’s men, the combined armies forced Lord Cornwallis to surrender at Yorktown in October. A fine document with outstanding Revolutionary War connections. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

357. Edwin Gray Lee. Confederate brig-

adier general during the Civil War (1836–1870). He was a member of the Lee family and first cousin once removed of Robert E. Lee. Two original handwritten poems, both one page, both sides, 6 x 8, one signed at the conclusion, “Edwin G. Lee,” and dated 1853. First poem is inscribed “To Miss E. F. Bocter,” and begins “Time slowly made his way along / Amid the gay and busy throng / Of Life, and this his blighting song / struck terror deep.” Second poem is inscribed to “Miss M. Dane. Parran,” is entitled “Travesty,” and begins: “Bright ‘mid the darkness of the night / The pale moon slowly rose; / Now, screening her from mortal sight / The clouds around her close.” At the conclusion of the second poem, Lee adds a verse from Tennyson. In fine condition, with uniform toning to each page. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Attempting to strengthen the Confederate Navy, Lee directs an English Naval officer to Richmond for possible training

358. Robert E. Lee. War-dated LS signed “R. E. Lee,” one page

both sides, 4.75 x 8, October 14, 1862. Letter to Secretary of War George H. Randolph. In full: “Mr. Edenborough the English Naval officer concerning whom I received a letter from the Secretary of State yesterday, arrived at my Hd. Qrs. today. In a conversation with him, he admitted without hesitation that he belonged to the English East India Navy, and I suppose that his assertion that he was an officer of the Royal navy was made from a desire to increase his importance. There is nothing for him to do in this army, and my opinion of his honesty is not so much affected by his statement as to his position, as to cause me to detain him. I have accordingly given him a passport to return to Richmond where he may be able to find employment, should nothing be found to attach suspicion to his character.” Beautifully double-cloth-matted and framed with a copy of the front of the letter, a portrait of Lee, a small name plaque, and an engraved transcript of the letter to an overall size of 36.25 x 18. In fine condition, with some splitting along intersecting folds, some scattered mild toning, and show-through from writing on opposing sides. Growing his army ranks, Lee was aware of the burgeoning Confederate Navy’s situation; building itself from essentially nothing, struggling to finance new developments, and lacking skilled men, the CSN’s challenges were immense. With a new naval school at Richmond, Lee sent this letter to refer an “officer of the Royal navy,” who—assuming his character opens no cause for concern upon further scrutiny—may be better utilized there. With strong economic ties (England was a major buyer of American cotton), a large British population in New Orleans, and widespread sympathy for the South’s struggle for independence, many Englishmen played active roles in the Confederacy and remained loyal through the duration of the war. An interesting letter from the early years of the war, as the Confederacy worked to build itself both on land and at sea. Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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More than half of Napoleon’s Marshals including Poniatowski, the rarest of them all 359. Napoleon’s Marshals. Collection of 16

letters and documents each signed by a Napoleonic French Marshal, dated between 1806 and 1832. Signers include: JeanBaptiste Jourdan, Auguste de Marmont, Nicolas Soult, Jean-Baptiste Bessieres, Pierre Augereau, Jean Baptiste Bernadotte, Louis Alexandre Berthier, Claude Victor, Nicolas Oudinot, Joachim Murat, Etienne MacDonald, Louis-Gabriel Suchet, Laurent, Marquis de Gouvion Saint-Cyr, and Joseph Poniatowski. In overall very good to fine condition. RR Auction COA.… (MB $300)

361. George B. McClellan. War-dated ALS signed

“Geo S. McClellan,” two pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 7, April 13, 1864. Letter to Colonel William Christian. In part: “It presents a perfectly clear view of facts which have long been enveloped in mystery, and aids me materially in accounting for the results of that unfortunate campaign. I shall carefully peruse your letter as a very valuable historic document, which must hereafter be of service.” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Christian fought at Bull Run and Antietam, and was later committed to the New York State Lunatic Asylum, the results of sun stroke and battle stress. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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War-dated mailing envelope censored by “G. S. Patton, Jr.,” while leading his Third US Army across France 362. George S. Patton. World War II–dated free-

franked mailing envelope, 9 x 4, addressed in type to “Miss Mary Jane Krieger, 204 Pine Street, Harrisburg, Penna., U. S. A.,” bearing a censorship signature to the upper left, “G. S. Patton, Jr.,” with Patton adding “Free” to the upper right corner, postmarked August 18, 1944. In fine condition, with scattered creases. Accompanied by a color copy of the letter transmitted in this envelope. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

One day before “the operation designated as ‘HUSKY,’” Patton sends thanks for a sergeant’s “contribution to the formulation and completion of the plan” 363. George S. Patton. TLS signed “G. S. Patton,

Jr.,” one page, 7.75 x 9.75, July 8, 1943. Letter to Tech. Sergeant William F. Cappel. In full: “Now that we are about to initiate the operation designated as ‘HUSKY,’ I take this opportunity to express to you personally my appreciation of your important and intelligent contribution to the formulation and completion of the plan we are about to execute. I am well aware of the physical and mental demands made upon you and of the cheerfulness and tenacity with which you stuck to your task until completed. I cannot better express my appreciation and congratulations for such commendable attention to duty on your part than to say that I enter the operation with the utmost confidence of success.” In very good condition, with central vertical and horizontal folds, overall toning, and scattered creases. Operation Husky was the codename for the Allied invasion of Sicily, which would begin on the night of July 9, 1943—the day after Patton wrote this letter. He led the Seventh United States Army, dubbed the Western Task Force, to support landings by Bernard Montgomery’s British Eighth Army at Gela, Scoglitti and Licata. The US troops successfully secured their beaches, with Patton personally leading his troops to repulse German reinforcements at Gela. Though unclear what role Cappel played in the planning of the operation—it was primarily organized by the Combined Chiefs of Staff—he was clearly an important contributor based on this personal thanks from the highest commander. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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One-of-a-kind Third US Army Christmas card and patch sent by its legendary leader

364. George S. Patton. Third United States Army ‘Season’s Greetings’ Christmas card, circa 1944, featuring an image of an American tank rolling toward Berlin, measuring 5.25 x 4, inscribed inside in Patton’s hand, “Merry Christmas to Mary Jane.” In fine condition, with light creases. Accompanied by a Third Army insignia shoulder patch, 2.25˝ in diameter, originally kept by the recipient, Mary Jane Krieger, in her scrapbook. Patton kept regular correspondence with Krieger throughout the war, revealing a softer side of the man remembered as a harddriving, unrelenting military hero—one of the last four letters he ever wrote, one year after this one, was to thank her for a book of poems she sent as a Christmas gift. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

365. Alexander W. Reynolds. Career army officer (1816–1876), who served as a Confederate brigadier general during the Civil War. War-dated manuscript DS, signed “A. W. Reynolds Col Comd,” one page, 7.5 x 5.75, June 25, 1862. Approval for a payment of $65.69 for 3644 feet of lumber from Lenoir Brothers “to be used for flooring bridge at London.” Central horizontal and vertical folds, a uniform shade of toning, with a few heavier strips of toning from old tape, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

366. Daniel Ruggles. Confederate brigadier general (1810-1897) who commanded the 1st Division, 2nd Corps Army of the Mississippi and fought at Shiloh. War-dated ALS signed “Daniel Ruggles, Brig Genl,” one page, 8 x 5, March 9, [1862]. Brief letter to an unidentified general. In full: “I don’t hear from General J. Withers. Will he cooperate with us.” In very good condition, with scattered foxing, bisecting horizontal fold, and signature and text a shade or two light, but still completely legible. A few months after writing this letter, Ruggles would align with John C. Breckinridge in an attempt to recapture Baton Rouge. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Scarce signature of one of the Union’s leading generals, a casualty of Gettysburg 367. John F. Reynolds. One of the Union Army’s most respected senior commanders (1820–1863) who played a key role in committing the Army of the Potomac to the Battle of Gettysburg, where he was killed at the very start of the battle. Ink signature, “John F. Reynolds, Maj. Gen. Vols., Comdg.,” on an off-white 1.75 x .75 slip. Matted ad framed with a photo of Reynolds to and overall size of 11.5 x 15. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

368. William Slack. Confederate general (1816–

1862) who led a division in some of the Civil War’s earliest major battles and was mortally wounded in the Battle of Pea Ridge. Handwritten legal brief, signed “W. Y. Slack atty for Plff,” three sides on two adjoining sheets, 8 x 12.5, dated October 17, 1860. A petition for judgment on a note with Slack representing the plaintiff; however, Slack also lists himself as one of the defendants. Signed near the conclusion by Slack, and countersigned by James A. Shirley, who fought with Slack and fought under Price at the Battle of Lexington, Missouri. Toning from adhesive along top, some scattered toning and soiling, and light mirroring of text on second page, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Desirable Sarony portrait of the general in uniform 369. William T. Sherman. Exquisite 4.25 x 6.5 cabinet photo of Sherman in full military dress with his sword by his side, signed on the mount in black ink, “W. T. Sherman, General, 1888.” Published by Sarony of New York. Matted and framed to an overall size of 11 x 13. In fine condition, with a few surface marks and light creases. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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“In the haste of Embarkation” to help Grant take Vicksburg, Sherman dispatches a recommendation to the secretary of war 370. William T. Sherman. Civil War–dated ALS signed “W. T. Sherman, Maj. Genl,” one page, lightly-lined, 8 x 10, Memphis, December 20, 1862. Letter to Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton. In full: “Captain Henry S. Fitch of the Quarter Masters Dept has been stationed at Memphis since its occupation by the Federal troops, and his duties have been of the most important delicate and laborious character. He manifests now a marked preference to serve the Government in some other sphere of action, or in some other branch of Army service; and asks a transfer. I have watched Capt Fitch’s conduct closely in the matter of Seizing & Confiscating Estates and have remarked his clear knowledge of Principles & ready application of them to Complicated Cases. He is young, well educated, a very fluent writer and has had much experience as a Lawyer. I most respectfully recommend him as a suitable officer to be transferred to the Adjutant Generals or Judge Advocate Generals Department. In the haste of Embarkation I cannot be more frill.” In fine condition. Sherman left Memphis on the day he penned this letter, taking 32,000 men down the Mississippi to strike at Vicksburg from the water. When they reached the area on December 26, Sherman’s forces were repelled by John C. Pemberton at the Battle of Chickasaw Bayou—a Confederate victory at the opening engagement of the Vicksburg Campaign. A choice letter from this pivotal moment in the war, ultimately concluding with Grant’s capture of Vicksburg on July 4, 1863. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Incredibly rare letter by Hitler’s would-be assassin 371. Claus von Stauffenberg.

German officer (1907–1944) who was one of the leading members of Operation Valkyrie. He was executed by firing squad after the operation failed. Extremely rare ALS in German, signed “Claus,” one page on a 5.5 x 3.5 postcard from the Hotel Zum Hirschen depicting a majestic stag sculpture, postmarked June 20, 1937. Letter to his Uncle Berthold. In full (translated): “Greetings from East Prussia. We are on our final trip of the first year. It is really beautiful here. Today we shall travel to the Masurian Lakes near Lötzan, next week will take us to Tannenberg. During July, I expect to be in Münsingen, hopefully in Lautlingen, Bamberg and Greifenstein in August.” Stauffenberg also addressed the postcard on the right side, incorporating “Count Stauffenberg.” In fine condition, with a light unobtrusive crease to the corner near the signature. At the beginning of 1937, Stauffenberg was promoted to a captain in the cavalry. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

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372. Lloyd Tilghman and Mansfield Lovell. Tilgh-

man was a Confederate general who was killed on May 16, 1863, at the Battle of Champion Hill. Lovell (1822–1884) was a major general who was falsely criticized for allowing New Orleans to fall to the Union. Two endorsements at the conclusion of a manuscript DS, one lightly-lined page, both sides, 7.75 x 10, no date. Document provides a “list of men belonging to Col. Baker’s Ala. Regt that are now serving in other commands.” Endorsed at the conclusion, “Respectfully frwd. with request that order be issued to secure the return of these men…Ll Tilghman, Brig Genl,” and “Respfy forwarded to Hd Qurs…with the request that these men be ordered to their regiments…M. Lovell.” In very good condition, with partial separations to horizontal folds, and scattered toning. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

373. Gabriel C. Wharton. Engineer

and soldier (18241906) who served as a general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. War-dated handwritten endorsement, signed “G. C. Wharton, Col,” on the reverse of an LS from Lt. Colonel J. Lyle Clark of the 30th Virginia, dated January 13, 1863, to Major Charles Stringfellow. In the letter, Clark asks that in light of the fact that a potential quartermaster had declined his appointment, a commissary of subsistence be appointed in his stead. On the reverse, Wharton writes, “Respectfully for’d, G. C. Wharton Col.” Beneath Wharton’s endorsement Stringfellow, writes an endorsement on behalf of Major General Sam Jones. In fine condition, with some scattered light toning and foxing, and a few stray ink marks. An uncommon Civil War signature. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Printed prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor— a scarce Hickam Field program for Christmas dinner 374. World War II. Rare and colorful dinner menu program for a

Christmas feast to be held at Pearl Harbor’s General Mess at Hickam Field on December 25, 1941, 8.5 x 11, 20 pages. First two pages feature holiday greetings from Major General Frederick L. Martin and Brigadier General Jacob H. Martin, and the centerfold features an image of 167 soldiers posed in front of a bomber, captioned “Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, 18th Bombardment Wing, Air Corps—Hickam Field, T. H.,” with their names listed below. Of those listed, 17 were killed at Hickam Field on December 7, 1941: Pvt. Garland C. Anderson, Pvt. Manfred C. Anderson, Pvt. Gordon R. Bennett, Jr., Pvt. Frank G. Boswell, Pvt. Frank B. Cooper, PFC John E. Cruthirds, Pvt. Robert C. Duff, Jr., Pvt. Lyle O. Edwards, Pvt. Russell E. Gallagher, PFC James E. Gossard, Jr., 1st Lieut. John S. Greene, Pvt. Theodore A. Joyner, PFC Durward A. Meadows, Cpl. La Verne J. Needham, Jr., Pvt. George J. Smith, Pvt. Paul L. Staton, and PFC Anderson G. Tennyson. In fine condition, with a few creases. Accompanied by a TLS by Sgt. F. G. Katz, November 3, 1942, sent to the family of one of the survivors. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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375. Marcel Bigeard

376. Enola Gay

MB $100

379. David G. Farragut MB $200

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377. Enola Gay: Paul Tibbets

378. Enola Gay: Paul Tibbets

380. Flying Tigers

381. Husband E. Kimmel

382. Anthony McAuliffe

MB $200

383. Military

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384. Naval Officers

MB $200

385. Chester Nimitz

MB $100

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386. Matthew Ridgway MB $200

387. Joseph Wheeler MB $200

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space & aviation 388. Apollo 8. Breathtaking color 22 x 17 photographic print, featuring the earth rising from the lunar surface, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, “To Paul Cox, With Best Wishes, Bill Anders, Apollo 8,” and signed in silver ink, “James Lovell, Apollo 8,” and “Frank Borman, Apollo 8.” Scattered creases to the dark background and a few edge dings, otherwise fine condition. Rolled. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Flown Robbins medal selected by Dave Scott for his personal collection

389. Apollo 9. Flown Apollo 9 Robbins Medal, approximately 1-inch diameter, with a raised design on the face of the mission

insignia. The reverse of the sterling silver medal is engraved with the last names of astronauts James McDivitt, Dave Scott, and Rusty Schweickart, as well as “March 3–13, 1969” and is serial numbered “95.” Normal condition. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity signed by Dave Scott, which reads, in part: “I hereby certify that the Apollo 9 silver medallion number ‘95’ included with this letter is from my personal collection and was flown aboard Apollo 9, March 3–13, 1969…After the mission, the Astronaut Office distributed the medallions accordingly. I specifically requested the Apollo 9 number ‘95’ included with this letter.” RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Armstrong and Collins present their mission’s Manned Flight Awareness medal to a NASA employee

391. Apollo 11. Apollo 11 Manned Flight Awareness medal, 1.25˝ diameter. The face bears the raised re-creation of the famous image of Buzz Aldrin looking at the American flag on the lunar surface; the reverse is engraved, “This Medallion contains metal from spacecrafts Columbia and Eagle, that took Astronauts Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins on their historic Apollo 11 mission that resulted in the first landing of man on the Moon.” Medallion is retained in its original holder and accompanied by its 4.5 x 4.5 presentation certificate issued to Matt Gordon, and is signed in black felt tip by Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins. Medal and certificate are housed in their original softcover presentation booklet. In fine condition, with a bit of trivial toning to certificate. Seldom offered complete, these medals represent rare instances when the agency used flown hardware to create keepsakes for their employees; this piece is especially desirable, as it is signed by the first moonwalker, who always modestly deflected attention from himself and towards everyone involved in the program. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

393. Apollo 11: Armstrong and Aldrin. Two FDCs, with identical cachets honoring the first moon landing, both signed in blue ballpoint by Neil Armstrong and in blue felt tip by Buzz Aldrin. Both covers also bear autopen signatures of Michael Collins. In good condition, with rusty paperclip mark to top edges, one lightly affecting Armstrong’s signature, mild spreading to both the Aldrin and Collins signatures, and scattered toning and soiling. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Flown mission cover, with its complete documentation, from the commander’s personal collection

394. Apollo 15. Uncommon Apollo 15 postal cover, 6.5 x 3.75, numbered 212 of 300, carried to the lunar surface aboard the Falcon, signed in the lower left corner by crew members Dave Scott, Al Worden, and Jim Irwin. In fine condition. This particular cover comes from astronaut Dave Scott’s personal collection, and retains its original informational card insert, also signed by Scott. Accompanied by a one-page typed notarized certification, signed “Alfred M. Worden,” “David R. Scott,” and “James B. Irwin.” The provenance reads in part: “Postal covers were carried aboard the Apollo 15 Mission, which postal covers were stamped and postmarked at Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on the date of the launch, July 26, 1971, and carried aboard the Apollo 15 Spacecraft during the entire term of the Mission, to include landing on the moon and were returned to the Earth at the termination of the Mission on August 7, 1971…The postal covers were in the possession of one or more of the undersigned until 1972, at which time they were deposited with the United States Government…The undersigned have this date inspected Postal Cover No. 212, bearing NASA Serial No. 186, and aver, affirm and certify that said Postal Cover is a cover which was carried aboard the United States Lunar Mission—Apollo 15.” All three crew members have also added their initials to a small correction in the text. Also included is a two-page letter of authenticity signed by Dave Scott, which reads, in part: “I hereby certify that the postal cover No. 212 included with this letter was carried to the lunar surface aboard the Lunar Module Falcon.” Scott goes on to recall the history of these covers and their eventual return to the Apollo 15 crew. In fine condition. As was common practice on Apollo missions, postal covers and medallions were carried aboard the spacecraft as mementoes. Because of the increased mass of equipment to be carried by the Apollo 15 lunar module (including the Lunar Rover), the number of medallions was halved and 400 postal covers were carried instead. The covers were provided by a German stamp dealer, who would retain 100 (not to be sold on the open market), and 300 would be divided among the crew (a fee was also offered, but eventually declined). Several months after the mission, the German stamp dealer advertised his 100 covers for sale. When the situation came to NASA’s attention, NASA impounded all of the crew’s covers, which were then deposited in the National Archives. In February 1983, the crew brought legal action against NASA for return of the covers. A settlement was reached quickly and on July 19, 1983, NASA returned the covers to the crew in a private meeting at the National Archives. During the settlement, the crew signed a notarized letter of provenance for each cover. The legal document is, of course, specific in its detail, noting that the postal covers “were carried aboard the Apollo 15 Mission…and carried aboard the Apollo 15 Spacecraft during the entire term of the Mission to include…the moon, and were returned to the Earth at the termination of the Mission on August 7, 1971.” The trail of the offered cover is a piece of space collectible legend, with provenance that tells the story in great detail. RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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The first two men on the moon 395. Apollo 11: Armstrong and Aldrin. Two items: a plate block of four ‘first man on the moon’ 10-cent postage stamps, 5 x 3, signed in black ink in the white right border by Neil Armstrong; and a ballpoint signature, “Buzz Aldrin,” on an off-white 5 x 3 card. In fine condition, with a rusty paperclip mark to left edge of Aldrin’s card, which could be easily matted out. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Extremely desirable lunar license plate carried on three moonwalks, including 17 miles in the rover

Image larger than actual size 396. Apollo 15. Flown aluminum ‘lunar rover license’ plate, 1.25 x .5, marked with the registration number “LRV 001,” with “MOON” as the home state, the year 1971, and the NASA and Boeing logos in the corners. Astronaut Dave Scott carried this on all three lunar EVAs, including on the lunar rover. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Dave Scott, stating, in part: “I hereby certify that the miniature ‘LRV-001’ license plate included with this letter as carried on Apollo Lunar Rover No. 1 for three days of space exploration during Apollo 15…I carried these license plates in a pocket of my Apollo A7L-B spacesuit during our nearly three day stay on the Moon…In commemoration of the first use of the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV), the first vehicle to be driven on another world, I designed and had produced this small license plate for use as presentation mementos after our mission to the Moon.” In fine condition. This plate, along with others, was prepackaged in a pack smaller than a pack of gum, which was stowed in the left knee pocket of Scott’s space suit before the launch, where it remained until after his return to earth. It was in space for 12 days, 7 hours from launch to splashdown. More importantly, it spent nearly 67 hours on the moon, including 18h 30m of EVAs, and was carried on LRV itself for around 17 miles across the lunar surface. RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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Mint Robbins medal, made with Spanish silver, direct from the mission’s commander 397. Apollo 15. Unflown Apollo 15 Robbins Medal,

approximately 1.5 diameter, with a raised design on the face of the Apollo 15 mission insignia. The reverse of the sterling silver medal is engraved “Man’s Flight Through Life Is Sustained by the Power of His Knowledge” along with the July 26, 1971, launch date; July 30, 1971, moon landing date; and August 7, 1971, return date. This medal is serial numbered “147” along the rim and was not flown. Medal comes in its original case, numbered “147.” Condition is mint state. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Dave Scott stating, in part: “I hereby certify that the Apollo 15 medallion numbered ‘147’ included with this letter is from my personal collection and contains silver from the 1715 Spanish Plate Fleet that was flown aboard Apollo 15, July 26-August 7, 1971…Prior to the mission, 304 medallions were struck…These medallions also contained a spelling error of the landing site…However, in my Personal Preference Kit (PPK) I carried a Spanish silver bar salvaged from the treasured Spanish ‘Plate Fleet’ that was destroyed by a hurricane in 1715. After the mission the Robbins Company restruck the 177 medallions that had not flown and included the flown Spanish bar in the mix…This Apollo 15 serial number ‘191’ has been in my personal collection since the mission.” Up to Apollo 15, the entire run of medallions was carried on each flight, until the misspelling of Apennines (as Appeninnes) led to a batch being sent back to the company to be re-struck. Unfortunately, this could not be done in time for the launch, which meant that only 127 of the 304 medallions were flown. RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

398. Apollo 17. Two small flown pieces of Mylar covering from the

exterior of the Apollo 17 command module. Fragments are housed in a circular Lucite display with a presentation printed on the bottom which reads, “This mylar covering from the exterior of the Apollo 17 Command Module, flown in 1972 by Kansas astronaut Ron Evans, is presented to you in appreciation for your support and interest in the KCSC.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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399. Apollo-Soyuz. Flown Beta cloth swatch, 5.5 x 5.5, with a printed 3.5˝ diameter mission insignia in the center, signed in black ink and felt tip by Tom Stafford, Deke Slayton, Vance Brand, Alexei Leonov, and Valeri Kubasov. Accompanied by a 2004 certificate of authenticity from Deke Slayton’s wife Bobbie, which states, “This autographed beta cloth belonged to my husband…and was flown in 1975 on the Apollo Soyuz mission. It was locked in his safe deposit box along with other flown memorabilia.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


Twenty-one Apollo astronauts— including nine moonwalkers— commemorate man’s first step on the lunar surface 400. Apollo Astronauts. Beautiful color limited edition 26 x 30 lithograph

by Alan Bean entitled ‘In the Beginning,’ numbered 57/1000, signed in pencil by 21 Apollo astronauts, each signing under his mission emblem. Signers are: Wally Schirra, Walt Cunningham, Frank Borman, Jim McDivitt, Rusty Schweickart, Tom Stafford, Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins, Charles Conrad, Richard Gordon, Alan Bean, Fred Haise, James Lovell, Gene Cernan, Harrison H. Schmitt, Charlie Duke, Dave Scott, Al Worden, Alan Shepard, Stu Roosa, and Edgar Mitchell. In fine condition. Accompanied by the original Greenwich Workshop folder and information sheet. A visually stunning and very desirable collection of Apollo astronauts. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Highly coveted Calle print, signed by the artist and his subject 401. Neil Armstrong. Limited edition 19 x 29 lithograph of Armstrong in his flight suit prior to the Apollo 11 mission, numbered 982/1000, signed in pencil at the National Air and Space Museum in 1976. Also signed in pencil by the artist, Paul Calle, beneath his pre-printed signature. A small area of light staining between Armstrong’s signature and image, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by an original 19 x 29 presentation folder, with an affixed printed title, “Neil Armstrong by Paul Calle” (folder originally held a James Doolittle litho) and “National Air and Space Museum for the Charles A. Lindbergh Memorial Fund.” Also present is the rare 19 x 10 printed description picturing a photograph captioned “Paul Calle and Neil Armstrong sign the prints at the National Air and Space Museum on December 23, 1976.” A desirable item as this is the only individual print edition that Armstrong signed. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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404. Neil Armstrong. Glossy

10 x 8 photo of Armstrong standing alongside his co-pilot Pete Reynolds and observer Don Berliner, signed in blue felt tip by Armstrong. In very fine condition. Armstrong and Reynolds set five world records while flying a Learjet, including reaching an altitude of 50,000 feet. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

402. Neil Armstrong. Desirable official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Armstrong posing in his spacesuit against a lunar backdrop, signed in blue felt tip. In fine condition, with a couple paperclip impressions to top left, signature just a shade light, and a couple trivial bends. Uninscribed photos of Armstrong represent one of the most coveted prizes in the entire field of space collecting. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from Scott Cornish. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

405. Neil Armstrong. Color

postcard featuring an image of the Apollo 4 spacecraft at the John F. Kennedy Space Center, 5.5 x 3.5, signed on the reverse in blue ballpoint. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

406. Neil Armstrong. Color of-

403. Neil Armstrong. Glossy 10 x 8 photo of Armstrong sitting in

the cockpit of Friendship One alongside Captain Clay Lacy, signed in black felt tip by Armstrong. In fine condition. Armstrong was a passenger on board the record-breaking around-the-world flight in 1988, raising $500,000 for charity. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 140 | March 12, 2014 | SPACE & AVIATION

ficial 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Armstrong in his white space suit, signed and inscribed in blue felt tip, “To Ronald Krugman, Neil Armstrong.” A few corner tip creases, light paperclip impression and tape remnant to top edge, and signature and inscription a few shades light, but still completely legible, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from James Spence. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


Excellent pairing of a signature and personalized golf ball from the first man on the moon 407. Neil Armstrong. Ink signature and inscription, “To Andy—Good luck—Neil Armstrong,” on an off-white 4.5 x 6.5 lightly-lined sheet, doublematted to an overall size of 8 x 10; and a Titleist 1 Pro Trajectory 90 golf ball imprinted “Neil Armstrong.” In fine condition, with a mild shade of uniform toning to signature. Signature was obtained in the pro shop of Shaker Run Golf Course in New Lebanon, Ohio, before a round of golf. The ball was found by the same recipient a few weeks later, after hitting an errant shot into the weeds on the par-five first hole. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Fresh from his moonwalk, Armstrong attends the World Soaring Championship 408. Neil Armstrong. Color 4 x 5.75 deckle-edge postcard of a glider in flight, signed on the reverse in black ballpoint by Armstrong. In fine condition, with some light surface rubbing to image side. Signature was obtained between June 21 and July 4, 1970, at the World Soaring Championships by a Danish flyer, and is accompanied by a printout of a color photo of Armstrong at the event. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Scarce 1970 cover from the first man on the moon 409. Neil Armstrong. Commemorative cover, 9.5

x 4, with a cachet honoring the twelfth World Soaring Championship in 1970, signed on the front in black felt tip. In fine condition. Signature was obtained between June 21 and July 4, 1970, at the World Soaring Championships by a Danish flyer, and is accompanied by a printout of a color photo of Armstrong at the event. Armstrong is notoriously difficult to find on any philatelic covers. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Signed by 30 astronauts, including moonwalkers Bean, Cernan, Shepard, and Young

410. Astronauts.

Signed book: Apollo Expeditions to the Moon. First edition. Wa sh in g to n, DC : NASA, 1975. Hardcover, 9 x 12, 313 pages. Signed on the title pages in blue and black felt tip by 30 astronauts. Signers are: Alan Bean, Krol J. Bobko, Vance Brand, Jerry Carr, Gene Cernan, Bob Crippen, Walt Cunningham, Joe Engle, Ron Evans, Gordon Fullerton, Fred Haise, Hank Hartfield, Karl G. Henize, Joe Kerwin, William B. Lenoir, Jack Lousma, Bruce McCandless, Story Musgrave, Bob Overmeyer, Robert A. Parker, Don Peterson, Bill Pogue, Rusty Schweickart, Alan Shepard, Deke Slayton, Jack Swigert, William Thornton, Richard Truly, Paul Weitz, and John Young. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

412.

Astronauts.

Limited-edition color 28 x 20 lithograph titled ‘Lindbergh Arrives Over Paris,’ commemorating the 50th anniversary of his historic flight, numbered 76/100, signed in black felt tip in the top and bottom borders by Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins, Edgar Mitchell, Dave Scott, Scott Carpenter, Gene Cernan, John Young, Alan Bean, Charlie Duke, Alan Shepard, James Lovell, and J. H. Doolittle. Also signed by the artist, Robert E. Carlin. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Striking print signed by over 30 astronauts from Mercury to Skylab, including 9 moonwalkers 413. Astronauts. Limited edition color 27 x 34 textured canvas

print entitled ‘Reaching for the Stars’ by Alan Bean, numbered 823/1500, stretched over a wooden frame, signed in black felt tip by 31 astronauts from the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and Skylab programs. Signers are: Alan Shepard, John Glenn, Scott Carpenter, Gordon Cooper, Wally Schirra, Jim McDivitt, Richard Gordon, Walt Cunningham, Frank Borman, Rusty Schweikart, Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins, Charles Conrad, Alan Bean, James Lovell, Fred Haise, Edgar Mitchell, Al Worden, Dave Scott, Charlie Duke, John Young, Gene Cernan, Joe Kerwin, Paul Weitz, Owen Garriott, Jack Lousma, Jerry Carr, Ed Gibson, Bill Pogue, Vance Brand, and Tom Stafford. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

414. Alan Bean and Dave Scott. Color 23.25 x 31 print of

Bean’s painting of Dave Scott’s lunar surface experiment, entitled ‘The Hammer and the Feather,’ signed in the lower border in pencil by Alan Bean and Dave Scott. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

415. Alan Bean. Color limited edition 26 x 35 print entitled ‘Too

Beautiful to Have Happened by Accident,’ numbered 562/600, signed in the lower border in pencil, and signed again on the print in gold ink, “No dream is too high if your eyes are in the sky. Alan Bean, Apollo XII.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Picturesque Cape Cod beach by Collins 416. Michael Collins. Original hand-painted 14.5 x 10.5 water-

color painting done by Apollo 11 Command Module Pilot Michael Collins, entitled ‘Cape Cod Harbor,’ showing three people on a stone jetty, an empty beach, and two sailboats moored offshore. Signed in black ink, “M. Collins II, 01.” Double-suede-matted and framed to an overall size of 22 x 18. In very fine condition. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Novaspace. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Pristine portrait of the Columbia’s final and heroic crew 417. Columbia STS-107. Color glossy 10 x 8 NASA photo of the Colum-

bia crew posing in their orange flight suits with their helmets, signed in black felt tip by Rick Husband, Willie McCool, Michael Anderson, Kalpana Chawla, David Brown, Laurel Clark, and Ilan Ramon. In very fine condition. Complete crew-signed portraits are decidedly scarce. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

418. Amelia Earhart.

Vintage ink signature, “Amelia Earhart,” on an off-white 2.25 x 1 card. Attractively double-matted and framed with an original press photo to an overall size of 16.25 x 16.25. In very fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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“The world’s most outstanding woman flyer”

Oversized McDonnell print of the Liberty Bell splashing down

419. Amelia Earhart. Vintage fountain pen signature, “Amelia

Earhart,” at the conclusion of an admirer’s letter, one page both sides, 5 x 8, April 10, 1936. The initial request, in part: “I want the autograph of the world’s most outstanding woman flyer.” In very good condition, with heavy toning to corners (subtly affecting the signature) and partial separation at letter’s fold. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

420. Gus Grissom. Color 11 x 14 print of Grissom’s Freedom 7 capsule splashing down, made by McDonnell, signed in the lower border in blue ballpoint, “Virgil I. Grissom.” In fine condition. Precertified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

A Smithsonian article chronicling 15 years of experiments by the rocket pioneer 421. Robert H. Goddard. Booklet, 6.5 x 9.5, 14 pages, of an article by Goddard entitled “Liquid-Propellant 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. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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422. Gus Grissom. Program from the

first annual Youth Leadership Banquet, two pages, 4 x 7, sponsored by the Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce and held at the Chaparral Junior High School on March 7, 1966, where Grissom was the keynote speaker. Signed at the top of the front cover in red felt tip, “Gus Grissom.” Some mild tape toning along hinge, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

423. Gus Grissom. Vin-

tage matte-finish 4 x 5 closeup photo of a drenched Grissom talking on a telephone after his Mercury mission, signed in blue ballpoint, “Virgil I. Grissom.” In fine condition, with a trivial brush to first name of signature. Precertified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

424. Gus Grissom. Desirable flown

425. Hubble Space Telescope. Flown

limited edition Hubble Space Telescope polymide film, numbered 66/75, retrieved during a 1999 shuttle mission. Film measures .75 x 1 and is encased in a 4.5 x 3.5 piece of Lucite against a color informational photo display, with the reverse bearing an image of the Hubble with an arrow pointing to where the material was removed. Information reads, “This aluminized polymide film is from an original multi-layer insulation (MLI) blanket covering the exterior of the Hubble Space Telescope. It was removed on December 24, 1999, from the Support System Module’s Bay 10 door during Servicing Mission 3A by STS103 astronauts Steven Smith and John Grunsfeld. This material flew on-orbit more than 1.5 billion miles from the April 24, 1990, launch of STS-31 (Hubble deployment) to the STS-103 landing on December 27, 1999.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1961 Roosevelt dime carried on board Gus Grissom’s Mercury Liberty Bell 7 flight. Dime is housed in a silver bezel with a dime-sized sterling disc attached that reads, “Liberty Bell 7” on one side and, “21 July 1961” on the reverse, with both attached to a small charm bracelet. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Gus’s brother, Lowell, which states, “I…do hereby certify that this dime was in my brother, Astronaut Virgil ‘Gus’ Grissom’s space suit, and was flown into space in the Mercury spacecraft, Liberty Bell 7, on July 21, 1961. Gus had the small medallion that is attached engraved…He presented this dime with the medallion to my wife shortly after his flight.” In fine condition. Retelling the moments after his escape from the sinking Liberty Bell capsule, and his struggle to stay afloat as his space suit quickly lost buoyancy, Grissom made reference to the souvenirs carried in the left leg of his suit: ‘I had brought along two rolls of fifty dimes each for the children of friends, three one dollar bills, some small models of the capsule and two sets of pilot’s wings. These were all adding weight that I could have done without.’ Following his safe return to land, the dimes were given as souvenirs as intended, including this one, made into a beautiful gift for his sister-in-law. One of the most recognizable and charming of all flown items. RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Author’s autograph edition of Lindbergh’s autobiograhy 426. Charles Lindbergh. Signed book: We. Limited “author’s autograph

edition” of 1,000 copies (this being copy No. 682). New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1927. Hardcover, 6.5 x 9.75, 308 pages. Signed in ink on the colophon, “Charles A. Lindbergh.” Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG+/ None. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

427. Charles Lindbergh. Signed book: The Spirit of St. Louis. Trade edi-

tion. NY: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1953. Hardcover with dust jacket, 5.75 x 8.5, 562 pages. Signed and inscribed on the title page, “To Alice Delehanty Weaver, With best wishes, Charles A. Lindbergh.” Autographic condition: fine, with a trivial spot of paper loss to lower right corner tip and some mild edge toning to signed page. Book condition: VG/VG-. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA, as well as a copy of an email from Daniel J. Clemons, Manuscript Archivist for the Charles A. Lindbergh family, authenticating the signature. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Extremely rare oversized photo of ‘Lucky Lindy’ in flight a year after crossing the Atlantic 428. Charles Lindbergh. Choice vintage

matte-finish 14 x 10.25 photo, boldly signed in fountain pen, “Charles A. Lindbergh.” The image shows Lindbergh with his engineer, H. K. V. Tompkins, flying his D-12 Curtiss Falcon ‘Lindbergh Special’ mail plane to Mexico in November 1928. Affixed to a stiff 15 x 10.5 mount. In fine condition, with mounting remnants to edges which could be easily matted out. A superlative oversized image, this is an extraordinary signed photo of the groundbreaking aviator in flight. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Scarce fully-signed 1959 color image of America’s first space heroes

430. Mercury 7. Vintage

429. Mercury 7. Collection of six stamps, consisting of five four-cent Project Mercury stamps, and an eight-cent double stamp honoring the United States in Space, each signed in black ink or felt tip. Mercury stamps are signed by Alan Shepard, John Glenn, Gordon Cooper, and Wally Schirra; with the double stamp signed in the top border by Deke Slayton. In fine condition, with moderate contrast to Schirra’s signature. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

color magazine cover from the September 14, 1959, issue of Life, trimmed to a size of 10.25 x 9, signed vertically in various color inks by all seven astronauts: “M. Scott Carpenter,” “Alan B. Shepard, Jr.,” “Leroy G. Cooper,” “John H. Glenn, Jr.,” “Virgil I. Grissom,” “Donald K. Slayton,” and “Walter M. Schirra.” Some scattered light creases, and old tape repair to top left, slightly touching Schirra’s face, and a couple other tape remnants to lower corner tips, otherwise fine condition. No magazine covered the early days of the space race better than Life, with almost exclusive access to the astronauts and their families. Signed color images with all seven ‘formal’ signatures are quite elusive. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Amazing print signed by 11 moonwalkers, almost 20 years in the making 431.

Moonwalkers. Color limited edition 31 x 25 print entitled ‘Moonwalkers’, numbered 535/1000, signed in blue felt tip by 11 of the 12 astronauts who have walked on the surface of the moon: Buzz Aldrin, Alan Bean, Charles Conrad, Alan Shepard, Edgar Mitchell, Dave Scott, Jim Irwin, John Young, Charlie Duke, Gene Cernan, and Jack Schmitt. Also signed in blue felt tip by the artist, Ron Lewis. Rolled and in fine condition. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Novaspace stating signatures were obtained between 1986 and 2005. A difficult-to-acquire print representing all six lunar surface missions. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.… (MB $300)

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432. Bill Pogue. Off-white hard hat prepared for Pogue for use at the Kennedy Space Center. Fiberglass hat has “Pogue,” painted across the front, an adjustable head band and elastic chinstrap, and a Mine Safety Appliances Company label on the inside. In fine condition, with expected light scratches and surface wear. These helmets were required in many areas of the KSC, including the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) where astronauts spent a considerable amount of time. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

433. Stuart Roosa. Off-white hard hat prepared for Roosa for use at the Kennedy Space Center. Fiberglass hat has, “Roosa,” painted across the front, an adjustable head band and elastic chinstrap, and bears a Mine Safety Appliances Company label on the inside. In fine condition, with expected light scratches and surface wear. These helmets were required in many areas of the KSC, including the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) where astronauts spent a considerable amount of time. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Unusual damaged Endeavour tile

Shortly before lift off, the Apollo 14 commander and “friendly golfing mullet” pays a bet to Robert Goulet 435. Alan Shepard. TLS, signed

“Alan, your friendly golfing mullet!,” one page, NASA letterhead, 5.25 x 7.25, no date. Letter written to Robert Goulet, shortly before his Apollo 14 mission. In part: “I am sorry that my quarantine status will prevent me from seeing you personally before the launch. I thought you might enjoy having some of the personal souvenirs and collectors items made for us on the occasion of the Apollo 14 flight.” Letter is affixed by its top edge to an identical size sheet. Also included is a personal check, 6 x 2.75, filled out and signed by Shepard, “Alan B. Shepard, Jr.,” payable to Robert Goulet for $25.00, May 24, 1970, with Shepard writing, “Tax Deductible Charity,” under his signature. Check is affixed to a 7 x 9.5 sheet of Shepard’s personal stationery, which reads, “Thanks for the lesson—in betting!” In fine condition. A humorous personal association and neat reference to one of Shepard’s claims to fame, as the first person to hit a golf ball on the moon during the Apollo 14 mission. Items originate from the estate of Robert Goulet. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Majestic oversized lunar portrait presented with “pleasant memories of Augusta” 436. Alan Shepard. Color

434. Space Shuttle Tile. Available to US bidders only. Angled black shuttle tile, measuring 5 x 5 x 2, numbered V070-395018-113 7HBOLK, removed from the space shuttle Endeavour. Tile has a hole near the center for a bolt, with scattered areas of pitting to one side, four small pieces of tape affixed to the side pointing out the damage, as well as red paint and coverings to denote the tile being decommissioned. Accompanied by the NASA problem report, dated July 2, 1996, detailing the problem and the procedures for its removal, as well as its orange scrap tag. As Endeavour returned from STS-77 on May 29, 1996, the removal of this tile just a few weeks later suggests that it was flown on the spacecraft and damaged during the course of the mission. In fine condition, with aforementioned damage. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

vintage semiglossy 13.5 x 10.75 photo of the Antares on the lunar surface, affixed to its original 19.5 x 15.5 mount, signed and inscribed on the mount in black ink, “To Walter Lawson, with personal regards and pleasant memories of Augusta ’72—Alan Shepard, Rear Admiral, USN,” with Shepard adding, “Apollo 14 on the moon, 2/5/71,” directly under the image. Framed (with no glass) to an overall size of 21 x 17. In fine condition. A captivating image with a subtle golf relation to the only astronaut to hit a golf ball on the moon. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Window assembly screw removed after the 100th shuttle mission

Spar fittings from the 1905 Wright flyer 439. Orville Wright. Four

437. STS-92. Metal fastener screw flown on shuttle Discovery mission STS-92, and removed during STS-102 processing. Phillips head screw measures 1.25˝ long, and was removed from a window assembly after it was gouged during its final torque up to 58 pounds. Accompanied by copies of a November 20, 2000, NASA report detailing the reason for the removal, and documentation of an operational report which states: “The discrepant fastener…was removed from window no. 6, and a new fastener was installed.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1927 pilot’s license issued to a former military aviator

spar fittings from the 1905 Wright flyer, used to maintain structural support or to offer attachment points for wire reinforcement or for strut supports and wing ribs. The long flat piece measures 5.25 x .5, and was designed to hold the wing ribs to the spar; they were bent, formed, and attached at the leading edge of wing ribs to provide curvature. The smaller pieces had various attachment points. Also includes a drive chain link produced by the Diamond Chain Co., Indianapolis, marked “155,” representing the type of block chain used in the Wright Flyer’s engine. Various scattered rust to parts, otherwise overall fine condition. These originate from the family of Louis P. Christman (1893–1972), chief production engineer of the Wright Aeroplane Co., who was given the parts for his work in restoring the 1905 Wright Flyer. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

440. Graf Ferdinand von Zeppelin. Ger-

438. Orville Wright. United States of America “annual sporting

license,” number 479, issued to Edward G. Knapp by the Federation Aeronautique Internationale for the year of 1927, two pages, measuring 4.75 x 4 open, signed at the bottom of the left side by Wright. License is filled out in type, authorizing Knapp for “Type of Aircraft: Airplane,” and bears an affixed 1.5 x 1.75 portrait of Knapp wearing a pilot’s helmet. In fine condition, with an embossed seal over a portion of signature. Accompanied by Knapp’s 1920 Aviation Signal Corps Reserve identification card rating him a Reserve Military Aviator, with a small photo of Knapp in his flight cap and goggles affixed to the top right, and an unsigned 3.25 x 2.25 snapshot of Knapp and the rest of his unit posing with their gas masks. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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man engineer (1838– 1917) who designed the famous rigid airship that bears his name. ALS in German, signed “G. F. Zeppelin,” two pages on two adjoining sheets, 5 x 7.5, 1868. Untranslated letter to Mr. Werketin regarding “a decision about furniture,” for “the Prince’s room.” Second integral page is docketed in the recipient’s hand. In fine condition, with intersecting folds, and some scattered light toning, not at all affecting the legibility of the boldly-penned letter. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


441. Buzz Aldrin

442. Buzz Aldrin

443. Buzz Aldrin

444. Buzz Aldrin

445. Buzz Aldrin

446. Buzz Aldrin

447. Apollo 9

448. Apollo 9

449. Apollo 10

450. Apollo 14

452. Apollo 17

453. Apollo-Soyuz

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454. Alan Bean MB $200

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455. Gene Cernan MB $200

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456. Gene Cernan MB $200

457. Gene Cernan MB $200

459. Michael Collins

460. Gordon Cooper

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461. Gordon Cooper

463. Charlie Duke

465. Fred Haise

466. Jim Irwin

467. Alexei Leonov

468. James Lovell

469. James Lovell

470. Mercury Astronauts

471. Edgar Mitchell

472. Moonwalkers

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464. Enola Gay: Paul Tibbets MB $200

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473. Sally Ride

474. Stuart Roosa

475. Rusty Schweickart

476. Dave Scott

477. Space Shuttle Crews

478. Space Shuttle Crews

479. Space Shuttle Crews

480. Space Shuttle Crews

481. Space Shuttle Crews MB $200

482. Space Shuttle Discovery

483. Tom Stafford

484. STS-135

485. STS-135

486. Jack Swigert

487. Jack Swigert

488. X-15 Pilots

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art & literature 489.

The Oz author inscribes his wcollection of fairy tales, admitting “I had more fun writing them than any other book I have published”

Alain-Fournier.

French author and soldier (1886–1914) whose novel Le Grand Meaulnes is considered a classic of French literature. ALS in French, signed “H. Alain-Fournier,” one page, 5.25 x 7, January 20, 1913. Letter to a gentleman, regarding a French Minister retaining his post. Uniform toning and scattered soiling, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

490. Artists and Writers.

Collection of nine items, each signed by a notable artist or writer, including: William Cullen Bryant (ALS), John Stevens Cabot Abbott (CDV), Helen Zimmern (two ALSs), Max Ring (ALS), Paul Lindau (two ALSs), Karl Becker (ALS), and John Tenniel (ANS). In overall fine condition. More comprehensive descriptions of each item are available online at RRAuction. com. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

491. Authors and Playwrights.

Excellent collection of six items, each signed by a distinguished author or playwright, including: William Dean Howells (signature and unsigned handwritten poem), Eugene O’Neill (signature), Elmer Rice (SP), Langston Hughes (SP), Edna Ferber (portrait print), and Channing Pollock (SP). In overall fine condition. More comprehensive descriptions of each item are available online at RRAuction.com. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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492. L. Frank Baum. American author (1856–1919) best known for the children’s classic The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Signed book: American Fairy Tales. Chicago: George M. Hill Company, 1901. Hardcover, 6 x 8.5. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page, “Dear Dorothy—These stories are different from other fairy tales, but I hope they will please you by way of contrast & I had more fun writing them than any other book I have published. Always yours, L. Frank Baum, Chicago, Oct. 30, 1901,” adding “Miss Dorothy Roundtree,” below his signature. Autographic condition: missing top left corner, and uniform toning to page, with a few spots of trivial soiling, otherwise fine condition. Book condition: G+/None. A rare and sought-after literary signature, enhanced by Baum’s lengthy inscription, and admission of the pleasure he had writing the book, despite the fact that the Wonderful Wizard of Oz was enjoying best-selling success. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

493. Pierre Bonnard. ALS

in French, signed “Bonnard,” one page, 4.25 x 3.25, October 24, 1936. Brief letter to French art critic and Bonnard biographer Louis Vauxcelles, permitting him to to reproduce in color his painting called “femme se refletant dans un miroir.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


494. Jacinto Benavente.

One of the foremost Spanish dramatists of the 20th century (1866-1954). He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1922. AQS in Spanish, on a 7.25 x 5 off-white sheet. Quote reads, (translated): “A true love is not the one that forgives many defects but the one that does not see them.” Signed at the conclusion by Benavente, with small collector’s pencil notations below signature. A uniform shade of toning, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Original USSR Bourke-White photograph featured in Life magazine 495. Margaret Bourke-White. First-

generation original glossy 13.25 x 9.25 photo of a camel train carrying supplies through the USSR taken by Bourke-White. Reverse bears a Black Star, Graybar Building, New York, photo agency stamp with “Bourke-White” pencil notation. Though untitled by Bourke-White, reverse is notated with “Camels pulling wagons in front of a church, Russia,” and the image is commonly known as ‘Camels Pulling Loaded Wagons, Driven by Russians Along Muddy Road Past Russian Orthodox Church.’ Some chipping and creasing to edges, otherwise fine condition. Most likely taken when BourkeWhite visited Russia in 1941 as Life magazine’s war correspondent, this image was published under an article entitled ‘Great Industries Supply the Red Army: Magnitogorsk is an Epic,’ in Life’s March 29, 1943, issue dedicated to the USSR. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Rare and desirable portrait of ‘the laureate of American lowlife’ 497. Charles Bukowski. Prolific poet,

novelist, and short story writer (1920–1994) known for his alcoholism, love of women, and vulgar style. Scarce glossy 8 x 10 photo of Bukowski holding his Underwood typewriter as he finishes off a joint, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition, with a few scattered creases, including one to facial area, and a few surface impressions. An incredible portrait that captures the essence of Bukowski’s life and work, and one of just a scant handful we have ever offered. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

498. Philip Burne-Jones.

Distinguished painter (1861– 1926) who produced over 60 portraits, landscapes, and other images. ALS, one page both sides, 3.75 x 6, Exeter College letterhead, May 26, 1894. Letter to “Miss Mary,” reads, in part: “I have been down here in Oxford, painting portraits for the last fortnight—so could not manage to look in on 19th as you so kindly suggested. I have been most unlucky about you.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

496. British Painters. Five ALSs from prominent 19th century British

painters, each one page, various sizes, dated between 1868 and 1896. Signers are: Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Willam Holman Hunt (final page of a longer letter), John Everett Millais, Frederic Leighton, and George Cruikshank. Hunt, in part: “Should the cholera continue however I shall delay my departure.” Alma-Tadema, in part: “I do not see on the voting paper the name of the little girl in whom you are interested, and so I am sending the paper on straight to you to fill in.” In overall fine condition, with various light toning and soiling. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Colorfully inscribed to an influential journalist

As Tom Sawyer is completed, Clemens fronts himself $1,000 501. Samuel L. Clemens. ALS

499. Marc Chagall. Signed book: Marc Chagall: Recent Paintings,

1966–1968. First edition. NY: Pierre Matisse Gallery, 1968. Softcover, 9.5 x 12.25. Colorfully signed on the first free end page in red and green crayon and inscribed in black ink to the prominent theatre and film columnist, “To Leonard Lyons et Sylvia, en bon souvenir, Marc Chagall, 27/Nov. 1968.” Autographic condition: fine, with mild brushing. Book condition: VG-/None. Accompanied by a 1973 TLS in French from Vera Chagall to Lyons’s wife, Sylvia. The great association and vibrant autograph make this an especially desirable piece. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

signed “Saml. L. Clemens,” one page, lightly-lined, 5 x 8, May 15, 1875. Brief letter to an unidentified recipient, but probably the cashier at the First National Bank of Hartford. In full: “Please mail to me a draft on New York payable to myself for $1,000 & Oblige.” A few spots of toning, staple holes to top left, and some mirroring of signature and text from folding, otherwise fine condition. This would be the beginning of a very successful period for Clemens, bringing in a substantial income, as evidenced by this request. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

A bold invitation to a prominent art critic 500. Camille Claudel. French sculptor and graphic artist (1864–1943). ALS in French, two pages, 5.25 x 6.75, no date. Letter to art critic and author Gustave Geffroy. In full (translated): “I take the liberty of reminding you that if you want to give us the pleasure of accepting to dine with us next Tuesday at 7:30 PM in my little studio we will reserve a place for you between Tete D’Or and LaValse. Please excuse my boldness and accept the expression of my sincere friendship.” Uniform toning, a horizontal fold directly under signature, and a few light wrinkles, otherwise fine condition. As a prominent female artist, Claudel was a revolutionary in her time. She was Auguste Rodin’s muse, lover, and student, and her prodigious talent influenced his work as much as he influenced her own. Gustave Geffroy, the art critic to whom this letter is addressed, was a friend of Rodin and, commended Claudel’s work in 1893, in particular her sculpture La Valse; the cordial tone of this invitation indicates that the dinner may have been to thank him. Claudel would have considerable success into the early twentieth century, but she would spent the last thirty years of her life in an insane asylum. Today, she is the only female sculptor featured in the Musee d’Orsay. A telling letter characterizing a gifted and courageous artist. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Twain presents his books to the daughter of a longtime US Senator and silver baron 502. Samuel L. Clemens. ALS signed “S. L. Clemens,” one page, 5 x 8, The Grosvenor

letterhead, September 25. Letter to “Miss Jones,” daughter of Senator J. P. Jones, who shared Twain’s interest in the Paige Compositor. In full: “Mrs. Clemens & I thought that maybe these books of mine might come handy some time or other when times are slack & nothing else going on, & so we beg to offer them to you with our very best wishes & heartiest congratulations.” Central horizontal and vertical folds, a mild shade of toning, and some light corner creases, otherwise fine condition. Jones served for 30 years as United States Senator from Nevada. He made a fortune in silver mining and was a cofounder of the town of Santa Monica, California. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

“Truth is the most valuable thing we have. Let us economise it” 503. 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 $300)

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Magnificent oversized portrait made to benefit victims of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake 504. Samuel L. Clemens. Crystal-clear vintage

matte-finish 6.5 x 9.5 photo of Twain in a seated threequarter-length pose affixed to its original 13 x 17 A. F. Bradley photographer’s mount, crisply signed beneath the image in fountain pen, “Mark Twain.” In fine condition, with light edge toning and toned adhesive remnants to bottom edge. This was part of a series of photographs taken of Clemens in 1907, which were then autographed and sold to raise funds for those affected by the 1906 earthquake in San Francisco. Clemens himself regarded them as the best ever taken of him in his life, and they remain some of the most iconic images of the author extant. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Nicely signed with his given name and pseudonym

505. Samuel L. Clemens. Ink signature, “Very Truly Yours, S. L. Clemens, Mark Twain, Oct. ’84,” on an off-white 4.25 x 2.75 sheet. Attractively matted and framed with three images of Clemens, portions of a limited edition flyleaf from the ‘Definitive Edition’ of his works, and the signature of Twain biographer Albert Bigelow Paine, to an overall size of 24.5 x 16.5. Light scattered foxing, otherwise fine condition. Oversized. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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506. Samuel Taylor Coleridge. English poet (1772–1834) best remem-

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

Rare and exceptional image of the Heart of Darkness author

Lovecraft’s friend and author presents two books

507. Joseph Conrad. Rare vintage 7 x

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

508. Salvador Dali. Color 28 x 22

print entitled ‘Maelstrom,’ signed in blue felt tip, “Dali.” Rolled and in fine condition, with scattered edge and corner creases. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

509. August Derleth. Prolific writer (1909–1971), known for his contributions to the Cthulhu Mythos genre of horror, a shared fictional universe based on the writings of H. P. Lovecraft. Hardcover book, Wind over Wisconsin, 5.5 x 8.25, signed and inscribed on the half-title page, “For Miss Janie Quimby—for whose generous and kind assistance I am grateful—with every good wish, cordially, August Derleth, April 22, 1938”; and a TLS, signed in pencil, one page, 7.25 x 7.75, personal letterhead, May 12, 1944, tipped in to the first free end page of a hardcover edition of Shadow of Night. Letter reads, in part: “It gives me pleasure to know that you enjoyed Shadow of Night; as a book, it was I think more carefully written than some earlier novels, and it was also somewhat more enthusiastically received by the critical fraternity. But your trip down the river sounds more interesting than my book…It is the kind of trip Thoreau used to make from time to time, to ‘refresh’ and ‘renew’ himself—a good thought surely!” In fine condition, with mild toning to pages and letter, sunning to one of the spines, and scattered light wear to covers. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Mysterious correspondence to a Sherlock Holmes fan: “I feel that the name is inadequate but can’t get a better one” 510. Arthur Conan Doyle.

ALS signed “A. Conan Doyle,” one page, 4 x 6.75, personal letterhead, no date. Letter to Lawson Tait. In full: “Very many thanks for your kind note. I feel that the name is inadequate but can’t get a better one. Let us hope for the best.” Double-matted with a printed image of Doyle to an overall size of 12 x 10. In fine condition, with an unobtrusive vertical mailing fold passing through a single letter of the signature. With the initial Sherlock Holmes stories achieving only minor success, Doyle turned his attention to other literary pursuits, namely a play titled Angels of Darkness. While he did receive steady fan mail in support of Holmes, it was not until Lawson Tait, a pioneering surgeon, wrote to say that he and John Duke, the Lord Chief Justice of England, were both big fans that he felt inspired to return to the now iconic character. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

512. Alexandre Dumas, fils. French writ-

er and dramatist (1824–1895) best known for Camille and for being the illegitimate son of famed novelist Alexandre Dumas. Uncommon 2.25 x 3.75 carte-devisite bust portrait of Dumas, lengthily signed and inscribed in French at the bottom of the image in black ink. Published by F. Mulnier of Paris. Noticeably trimmed top edge and heavy mounting remnants to reverse, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Impressively illustrated Christmas card from the prolific author

511. Alexandre Dumas, fils.

Six untranslated ALSs in French, each signed “A. Dumas,” totaling eight pages, ranging in size from 4.5 x 3.5 to 5.25 x 8.25, no dates. In overall fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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513. T. S. Eliot. Rare 1954 Christmas card featuring a printed image

of Russell Square, measuring 17.5 x 5.75, signed below a printed holiday greeting, “T. S. Eliot.” The card was designed by V. H. Drummond for Eliot’s publisher, Faber and Faber, which had its office in Russell Square. Attractively matted and framed to an overall size of 22.5 x 11. In fine condition. Just the second example of a Christmas card from Eliot we have offered, the other being from a different year. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


Rare autograph of the most famous French fabulist 514. Jean de la Fontaine. ADS in

French, signed “de La Fontaine,” one page, 6 x 6.75, September 28, 1656. Handwritten receipt for Claude Lamblet. In full (translated): “I have received from Claude Lamblet, who resides in Iqui and who owns thirty-three acres of forests, for their use in the year 1657, the sum of sixty-six livres for the rights of entering and leaving the thirty-three acres of his property, and I declare he owes nothing more.” Lower portion bears a stamp from the collection of Pierre Jules Fontaine, who published a ‘Manuel de l’amateur d’autographes’ in 1836. In very good condition, with light scattered foxing and wrinkling, and first and second integral sheets affixed to each other (affecting nothing). In 1647, La Fontaine assumed his father’s position as maître des eaux et forêts, a rangership in his native Château-Thierry, in which he oversaw the inspection of trees, removal of timber, and application of game laws. This document relates to the timber in Lamblet’s thirty-three acres, which were located in the nearby Vassy Forest. Although his life as a writer had not yet begun, La Fontaine’s experience in this position gave him great insight into matters of country life—knowledge that would later be incorporated into his folk tales and fables, proving vital to his literary career. Two stories clearly affected by these forestry days are ‘The Woodcutter and the Trees’ and ‘Death and the Woodman.’ An extraordinarily rare document from a crucial time in the writer’s life. RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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“If I was lousy please forgive me,” writes the unruly voice of the Jazz Age: “I can be almost human when sober” 515. F. Scott Fitzgerald. Two letters and a handwritten poem from

Fitzgerald to his college friend Tom Lineaweaver. First ALS, signed “Scott,” two pages, 8.5 x 11, Ellerslie letterhead, no date [but circa 1927-28]. In part: “I’m afraid I was the world’s greatest bore that night. I was in the resistant mood—you know, the resistant mood? I’m afraid I irritated both you and Eleanor, and I wanted to please you more than anyone there. It’s all very dim to me but I remember a lot of talk about fairies and the managing type of American women, whatever that means. It’s possible I may be apologizing to the wrong people—anyhow if I was lousy please forgive me and tell Eleanor I can be almost human when sober. We are on the wagon.... Tell Eleanor I love her and I want to marry her. Does that fix everything?” Second ALS, signed “Your devoted friend, Scott,” three pages, 6 x 9.25, Hotel Rennert, Baltimore, Maryland, letterhead, no date [but circa1932]. In part: “Had rather a run-in with your friend Davis—all my fault & yet unfortunate if it had any consequences. Leaving the Poes shortly after you, we went to a friend of his & from there called up Bryan Dancy. My idea was to drop in only, & on arrival, I called up the Rennert & asked them to send out a boy to drive any car. Some smart alec at the party met the man & sent him back so much against my will I had to stay to dinner. I wanted to be home. Anyhow it seems that I said to the assembly at dinner that ‘I was living in a state of mild masturbation at the Rennert.’ It seemed to me an entirely innocuous remark. I’d said the same thing to Eleanor a few hours before and she didn’t collapse, but Massa Davis & Wife decided to be offended. Then also I was unwise as to mention the word virginity in conversation. I realized about then that I was being to them, offensive. I sent for my man to come & drive me home & this time he appeared. This morning I sent Mrs. Dancy flowers & know there’s no harm done there, but what version that flowery ass, Davis, will give you I don’t know. I know that whenever I’m nice to people I don’t like or respect I’m sooner or later rude to them as a sort of compensation. I had heard the story of the Portsmouth Priory once too often.” Also included is an unsigned, unpublished handwritten poem, across two adjoined sheets, 11 x 7, circa 1920. Fitzgerald writes 20 lines of verse, in pencil, about the courtship and marriage of Tom and Eleanor. Poem begins: “I remember—yrs ago / When a deb was desperate for / a beaux / She could phone to any / Princeton Club / And get a dancing, if alcoholic / sub.” Final two lines read, “So now we’re gathered here today / To celebrate the initial jump in the hay.” In very good condition, with dampstaining and toning to first letter, resulting in a few light, but still legible words, and mild curling; second letter in uniformly toned, with a few partial separations to the horizontal folds, with a complete separation to top fold of third page, not affecting any text. The poem is also lightly toned. Two years after publishing The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald’s literary career began to stagnate as he found himself at the center of the wild social scene of the roaring twenties. Frustrated with his lack of progress, he and Zelda moved into the decadent Ellerslie mansion in 1927 so he could concentrate on writing his next novel. While he did begin work on Tender Is the Night, the bulk of his time continued to be spent hosting extravagant parties, and his reputation as a notorious alcoholic grew. Written from Ellerslie, the first of these two extraordinary letters to his longtime friend and former Princeton classmate, Tom Lineaweaver, reveals the embarrassment of the wild author for his self-indulgent behavior, deeply apologizing for his drunken social missteps and begging forgiveness from his friends. Indicating his willingness to change, he writes, “I can be almost human when sober…We are on the wagon.” The second letter, however (likely written four or five years later, when Fitzgerald moved into the Hotel Rennert in Baltimore) belies the previous claim, as he again finds himself explaining his “offensive” behavior. After leaving a party at the Poes—the grandsons of Edgar Allen Poe’s cousin, who attended Princeton as well—Fitzgerald was seemingly forced into company that he had little patience for, leading to a series of off-colored comments that shocked the guests. With the additional unpublished poem—which gives insight and depth to this friendship that spanned decades, as it was seemingly written for Tom and Eleanor’s wedding on June 28, 1920—this is a remarkable collection from the highly sought-after American icon, with abundant references to his notorious drinking and riotous parties. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

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516. Theodor Fontane. German novelist and poet, regarded by many as the most important 19th-century German-language realist writer (1819–1898). Choice ALS in German, signed “Th. Fontane,” one page, 5.5 x 8.5, August 26, 1891. Untranslated. In very fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Incredible original cover art from the Hugo Award-winning illustrator 517. Jack Gaughan.

Original color cover artwork by Gaughan for the 1964 Pyramid Books paperback edition of Three Worlds to Conquer by Poul Anderson, acrylic on masonite, 15.5 x 19.5, showing an action-packed scene in outer space. Framed to an overall size of 17 x 21. In fine condition. Seven years after using this piece on Anderson’s book, Pyramid again selected it to grace a popular cover: Gordon R. Dickson’s None But Man. Both authors were later inducted into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame, both earned the distinguished Nebula Award, and, like Gaughan, both won multiple Hugo Awards during their careers. Created in the era that saw man reach the moon and interplanetary sci-fi reach the peaks of popularity, this is a one-of-akind piece of art from one of the genre’s finest illustrators, especially notable for its association with two heavy-hitters in the world of science fiction. Accompanied by paperback copies of both novels on which it appeared. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Rare signed edition of his 1934 detective classic, The Thin Man

518. Dashiell Hammett. American novelist (1894–1961) best known for detective and mystery classics such as the Sam Spade series (including The Maltese Falcon) and The Thin Man. Signed book: The Thin Man. Later printing. NY: Grosset and Dunlap, 1934. Hardcover with dust jacket, 5.5 x 7.75, 259 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page, “For Sarah E. Gibbs with all good wishes, Dashiell Hammett.” Autographic condition: fine, with mild toning to signed page, and a couple of small pencil notations along top edge. VG-, with a reproduction dust jacket in NF condition. Following the immediate success of the six-part film series based on The Thin Man, Hammett almost completely withdrew from the literary world; while he did publish a handful of screenplays, including two sequels to The Thin Man, he would never again release another novel. Exceedingly scarce in any form, this is the only signed Hammett book we have ever offered. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

519. Ernest Hemingway. Personal check, 8.5 x 3.25, filled out in another hand and signed by Hemingway, “Ernest M. Hemingway,” payable to Roberto Herrera for $150, September 7, 1954. Endorsed on the reverse by Herrera, who was Hemingway’s close friend, parttime secretary, and brother of his Cuban doctor. Expected cancellation holes and light staining affecting end of signature, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


Unique archive for his beloved Finca Vigia, mentioning “Patron Yacht ‘Pilar’ (Gregorio Fuentes)” 520. Ernest Hemingway. Small archive of Hemingway-related documents in Spanish, totaling 7 pages, 8.5 x 11, August 26, 1960, providing proof of workers’ compensation insurance for his ‘Finca La Vigia’ home in Cuba. Includes a cover letter from G. F. Kohly, his insurance agent in Havana, noting his policy number as “WC218.655”; an insurance certificate filled out in type listing his employees, including a chauffeur, gardeners, carpenter, and “Patron Yacht ‘Pilar’ (Gregorio Fuentes),” with carbon copy; two carbon copies of a payroll report; and a receipt for the payment of that year’s premium, bearing a “Cancelado” stamp. The policy would run for one year, from August 1, 1960, to August 1, 1961—by which time Hemingway would be dead. Also includes a candid glossy 4 x 3 snapshot of two men on the veranda of Hemingway’s home, showing Rene Villarreal on the left and another, possibly Jose Luis Herrera Sotolongo, on the right. Villarreal wrote the 2009 book entitled Hemingway’s Cuban Son—Reflections on the Writer by his Longtime Majordomo. In overall fine condition. Archive originates from the personal property of Roberto Herrera Sotolongo, who was Hemingway’s close friend, part-time secretary, and brother of his Cuban doctor. A one-of-a-kind archive of materials related to Hemingway’s beloved home, a revered Cuban landmark that tourists flock to even today. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

521. Ernest Hemingway. Document in Span-

ish, two pages, 8.5 x 13.5, July 15, 1960. Hemingway’s last automobile insurance policy for the three cars at his Finca Vigia home in Cuba, a “1950 Buick Super Mod. 50-59 Station Wagon,” “1953 Plymouth Cranbrook Convertible,” and a “1955 Chrysler New Yorker Convertible.” A rider is also affixed to the left side, and three insurance cards (one for each car) are stapled to the upper left. The policy would run for one year, from July 15, 1960, to July 15, 1961—by which time Hemingway would be dead. Also includes an original color slide and modern reprint of four people in the Chrysler convertible. In overall fine condition, with expected document wear, and scattered spotting to slide. Items originate from the personal property of Roberto Herrera Sotolongo who was Hemingway’s close friend, part-time secretary, and brother of his Cuban doctor. Hemingway was involved in many car accidents during his life—though most long before this document—and many speculate that injuries sustained contributed to the chronic pain that factored into his decision to end his life. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“Un abrazo, Papa”

522. Ernest Hemingway. ALS signed “Un abrazo, Papa,” one page on a 5.5 x 3.5 postcard showing a swimming pool at Hotel Felipe II, postmarked Madrid, October 2, 1956. Brief note sent to Roberto Herrera in Havana. In full: “Am writing a letter. Hope you had a good vacation. Saw Juanito M. yesterday.” Above, his wife wrote: “We speak of you every day and how much you’d love it here. Abrazos, Mary.” Postcard is also addressed in Mary’s hand. In fine condition. Originates from the personal property of Roberto Herrera Sotolongo who was Hemingway’s close friend, part-time secretary, and brother of his Cuban doctor. In October 1956, Hemingway traveled to Europe and met Basque writer Pio Baroja, who was seriously ill and passed away shortly thereafter. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) www.RRAuction.com | 165


Rare Christmas card describing an idyllic scene far from Cuba

523. Ernest Hemingway. Christmas card depicting deer in a snowy scene, measuring 7.5 x 6 closed, signed inside by Ernest, “Mary and Papa.” Inside bears a custom pre-printed holiday greeting from the Hemingways, below which Mary penned a note, in full: “We miss you out here—there are deer on the hill behind the house—and ducks on the stream in front—a foot of snow on the ground— abrazos.” In very good condition, with a few creases and moderate overall foxing. Originates from the personal property of Roberto Herrera Sotolongo who was Hemingway’s close friend, part-time secretary, and brother of his Cuban doctor. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

524. Ernest Hemingway. Bank check, 6.5 x 2.75, filled out and signed by Hemingway, “Ernest M. Hemingway,” payable to bearer for $195, September 1, 1952. Endorsed on the reverse by Herrera, who was Hemingway’s close friend, part-time secretary, and brother of his Cuban doctor. In very good condition, with a vertical fold, expected bank stamps and cancellation holes, and moisture exposure significantly affecting signature and overall appearance. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Oversized 1950 portrait presented to the photographer 525. Ernest Hemingway. Vintage matte-finish photo of Heming-

way and his fourth wife, Mary, engaged in conversation with another man, his business card in Mary’s hand, trimmed to a size of 9 x 9, signed and inscribed in black ink to the photographer, “For Bill Wasile from his friend, Ernest Hemingway 6/4/50.” Reverse bears a Wasile photographer’s stamp. The photo has been professionally restored—mostly in the area of Hemingway’s hand and sleeve, where very well-done color application has filled in missing portions of the image—and is archivally double-matted and framed to an overall size of 16 x 16. In fine condition, with some light creasing along top portion, slightly affecting beginning of inscription. Three months after signing this photo, Hemingway released his novel Across the River and into the Trees. Uncommon in signed portraits of any size—and much more so in oversized examples—this is a highly desirable image of the masterful American author. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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Beautiful illustrated manuscript of Hesse’s ‘Hauser am Abend’ 526. Hermann Hesse. Influential Nobel Prize-winning German author (1877–1962) of such modern classics as Siddhartha and Steppenwolf. Rare manuscript of the poem ‘Hauser am Abend,’ 6.5 x 8.75 folded, written out and illustrated by Hesse and signed “H. Hesse.” On the front page, Hesse has titled the poem and drawn a related seaside landscape with ink and watercolor, and inside he has written out the complete poem. In fine condition, with a few mild creases and some slight scattered soiling to the front page. A gorgeous item from the hand of Hesse himself. RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

527. Oliver Wendell Holmes and John Greenleaf Whittier.

Two signed photos: one albumen 3.5 x 4.75 portrait of Holmes affixed to a 4.5 x 7 mount, signed in the lower border in black ink, “Oliver Wendell Holmes. Logic is logic. That’s all I say”; and one 2.5 x 4 carte-de-visite bust portrait of Whittier, signed at the bottom of the image in black ink, “John G. Whittier.” In overall very good to fine condition, with toned adhesive and a crease to upper left corner of the Holmes and the Whittier image a couple of shades light. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“A sense of justice and fair play should be cultivated in early life. It makes for the world’s peace, which Christian women should labor to promote” 528. Julia Ward Howe. AQS on an off-white 5.5 x 7.75 sheet. Howe writes, in full, “The

responsibilities of a mother are many and momentous. One of her important duties is to train her children to consider the advantage and convenience of others equally with their own. A sense of justice and fair play should be cultivated in early life. It makes for the world’s peace, which Christian women should labor to promote.” Signed at the conclusion, “Julia Ward Howe, May 8th, 1909.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds, scattered toning and creasing, and paper loss to lower right corner. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Uncommon book by the influential card game rulemaker

Membership application for the Author’s League of America

529. Edmond Hoyle. British

writer (1672–1769) whose best-selling codifications of the rules for the most popular card games of his day led to the familiar authoritative phrase ‘according to Hoyle.’ Signed book: Mr. Hoyle’s Games. Twelfth edition. London: Thomas Osborne, 1760. Hardcover, 3.5 x 5.75, 214 pages. Signed at the bottom of the title page in brown ink, “Edmond Hoyle.” Autographic condition: light toning and a darker stain to signed page, otherwise fine condition. Book condition: Poor, with spine missing, covers and pages detached from binding. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

530. Joyce Kilmer. American writer (1886–1918), best known for

the much-anthologized poem ‘Trees,’ who was killed at the Second Battle of Marne at the age of 31. DS one page, 5.25 x 3, June 13, 1916. Kilmer’s application to join the Author’s League of America, filled out in his hand, adding the title of his work, “Trees & Other Poems,” listing the publisher’s name, and his address, as “N. Y. Times.” In fine condition, with a couple small spots of mild toning. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Flawless portrait of the greatest dramatist since Shakespeare 531. Henrik Ibsen. Revered Norwegian playwright and poet (1828–1906) whose works, including A Doll’s House and Hedda Gabler, made him one of the seminal figures of modern drama. Choice original 4.25 x 6.5 cabinet bust portrait of the spectacled and heavily whiskered playwright, signed in the lower right in black ink, “Henrik Ibsen.” In very fine condition, with a couple of news clippings affixed to the reverse. All autograph material of Ibsen is avidly sought, and signed images are particularly scarce. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Amazing letter by “Jack Kerouac the Humble,” humorously discussing the vernacular French in his fiction and origin of his family name 532. Jack Kerouac. TLS signed “Jack Kerouac the

Humble,” one page, 8.5 x 8, December 18, 1963. In part: “The French you’ve noticed in my books is phonetic spelling of the 15th century French that was preserved in Quebec...Just as Elizabethan English was preserved in the Appalachian Mountains of America, or Cephardic Hebraic was preserved in the ghettoes of Portugal, so medieval French was preserved in Quebec...That’s why I put in the phonetic ‘mué’ and ‘tué’ or ‘mwé’ and ‘twé’ for moi et toi in my books recounting the Quebecois Medieval French way of pronunciation. Moreover, my mother has given me a list of nouns and adjectives and adverbs completely forgotten in modern France but preserved for 400 years in Quebec, and I’m going to use them liberally in future works. This explains why Paris published my ‘Doctor Sax’ out of curiosity for the remnants of old French. Tell that to Mount Gomerie and the old Norman Invader. You know the word Bivouac. Biv in Celtic means camp, ouac means ‘in the field.’ Kerouac is ‘ker,’ or ‘house,’ and ‘ouac,’ in the field. My name is Celtic...The name of the Cornish Celtic language is ‘Kernuak.’ There is a castle in Cornwall called ‘Kernodjack.’ I found my family scutcheon in the ‘Rivistica Araldica’ in the British Museum, spelled ‘Keroack.’ There you have the difference between Cornish and Breton spelling, that’s all. And how the Kerouacs became French-speaking. When I met Edgar Varese he told me I spoke perfect French, he told me this in front of scores of laughing Parisians with long ears.” The letter bears various corrections and additions throughout, all in Kerouac’s hand. In fine condition, with intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through a single letter of the signature) and light uniform toning. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, with Kerouac filling out the return address area in his own hand: “J. Kerouac, Northport NY, 11768.” Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“The Mohave has always been a favorite place of mine since I walked out of there as a kid” 533. Louis L’Amour. TLS signed “Louis,” two pages, 8.5

x 11, November 9, 1974. Letter to “Bill.” In part: “The Mohave has always been a favorite place of mine since I walked out of there as a kid. When I was sixteen, (passing as twentytwo) I was broke at one time, in Barstow. I hired out to an old man to do the assessment work on a claim of his in the Owl Head Mts. right south of Wingate Pass at the end of Death Valley. He drove me in and left me there with a barrel of water from the spring just south of the claim (Owl’s Head Spring, I believe it was) and said he would drive me out and pick me up. If he did not come I could drive out an old Model-T he had sitting there. He filled it with gas, just in case, then took off. I did my work and when he did not show up, wound up the Model-T and started out. I did not get halfway to the spring before I broke an axle and had to walk out to Barstow. It was mid-September, as I recall, and pretty hot…” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) www.RRAuction.com | 169


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Impressive collection of national bestsellers, self-help gurus, pop culture icons, and much more 534. Book Collection. Massive collection of roughly 2,000 books from the last decade and a half, covering a wide variety of subjects, including sports, fiction, politics, history, cooking, children’s, inspirational and spiritual, and pop culture. Most are signed and inscribed to Dustin, and many include accompanying letters from the author or publishing house (some also include signed photos). Some of the highlights of the collection are as follows: Fiction: Isabel Allende (2), Margaret Atwood, Lauren Belfer, Baxter Black, William Peter Blatty, Geraldine Brooks, Terry Brooks (2), Augusten Burroughs, Tracy Chevalier, Mary Higgins Clark (with SP), Clive Cussler, Nelson DeMille (2), Roddy Doyle, Jennifer Egan, Dave Eggers (2), Joseph Epstein, Ben Fountain, Louise Gluck, Arthur Golden, John Grisham (3, with 2 SPs), Mark Haddon, Alice Hoffman, Denis Johnson, Jan Karon, Garrison Keillor, Dean Koontz (12, with a TLS), John Krakauer (2), Elmore Leonard (with SP), Gregory Maguire, Joyce Maynard, James McBride, Terry McMillan, Barry Moser (5), Ann Pachett, Sara Paretsky (with SP), Gregory David Roberts, Richard Russo, David Sakmyster (2), Sidney Sheldon, Nicholas Sparks (with SP), William T. Vollman, Daniel Wallace, Stuart Woods, and Markus Zusak. Sports: Tiki Barber, Ron Darling, R. A. Dickey, Frank Gifford, Fergie Jenkins, Billie Jean King, Mike Krzyzewski, Jeffrey Marx, Denny McLain, Arnold Palmer, Cal Ripken, Jr., Robin Roberts, Y. A. Tittle, and Dick Vitale. Inspirational and spiritual: Pema Chodron, Deepak Chopra, Sean Covey, Steven Covey, Malcolm Gladwell (2), John Grogan, Arianna Huffington, R. C. Sproul (2), and Rick Warren. Culinary arts: Rachel Allen, Joe Bastianich, Lidia Bastianich, Mario Batali (with SP), Michael Chiarello, Tom Colicchio (2), Cat Cora (2), Emeril Lagasse, Michael Pollan, Marcus Samuelsson, Ming Tsai, and Andrew Zimmern. Children’s: John Bemelmans Marciano, Ian Falconer, Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York (2, with one SP), Tim McGraw (2), Laura Numeroff (2), and Brian Selznick. Politics, history, and miscellaneous nonfiction: Michelle Alexander, Glenn Beck, Howard Behar, Stephen Colbert, Bob Dole, Stephen J. Dubner, Kitty Dukakis, Richard J. Evans, Thomas L. Friedman, Bernard Goldberg, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Sean Hannity, Robert D. Kaplan, A. J. Langguth, Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner, John Mackey, Oliver North, Sarah Palin, Robert H. Patton, Karl Rove, Sean Wilentz, Isabel Wilkerson, Edward O. Wilson, and Bob Woodward. Pop culture: Jared Fogle, Jeff Foxworthy, Buddy Guy, Chelsea Handler, Florence Henderson, Bobby Keys, Thomas Kinkade (2), Ted Nugent, Oliver Sacks, Amy Sedaris, Patti Smith, Ben Stein, Donald Trump (2), and Dean Young. With the exception of the aforementioned titles, all books are individually wrapped in plastic. Not all are signed, but the majority—approximately two thirds—is; these may include some secretarial and/or printed signatures. Due to the enormity of the collection, please be advised that extra shipping charges will apply. The sheer overwhelming volume of items precludes a complete list, and interested parties are strongly advised to view the collection in person at our offices, as this collection is sold as is, and no returns will be accepted. Large collections such as this are seldom offered as a whole, and there are certainly still many discoveries that lie within. RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

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Extremely scarce letter, penned as Klimt began work on his celebrated Beethoven Frieze 535. Gustav Klimt. Austrian symbolist painter (1862–1918) and one of the most

prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement. ALS in German, one page, 5 x 6.25, no date, but postmarked October 6, 1901. Letter to Ludwig M. Konig, son of the textile wholesaler family Johann Konig & Son, Vienna, apologizing for not being able to accept Konig’s kind invitation, which was apparently related to a season ticket for the opera or theater. Klimt has also addressed the self-contained panel on the reverse. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, two passing through single letters of signature, a few creases, and some scattered light soiling. At the time this letter was sent, Klimt was working on his groundbreaking decorative cycle the Beethoven Frieze, which was intended for the Fourteenth Vienna Secessionist exhibition the following year. Painted directly on the walls of the Secession building, the piece interpreted one of the greatest pieces of music ever written, the final choral movement of Beethoven’s Ninth. Despite his passion for theater and opera, which inspired this famous 1902 work, Klimt here declines an invitation to a performance. This remarkable letter to Konig & Son—with whom Klimt and his partner, Emilie Floge, who owned a fashion boutique, were in close business contact—is only the second from the renowned artist we have ever offered. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

As Stalin takes control of the Soviet Union, the censored artist sends word that “people are starving” 536. Kazimir Malevich. Russian

painter (1879– 1935) who was a pioneer of geometric abstract art and the originator of the avant-garde, Suprematist movement. ALS in Russian, one page, 6 x 4, April 21, 1932. Letter to his third wife Natasha. Letter reports how he is spending his days, having appointments with Ivan Kliun and others, waiting for the meeting of the construction committee, and trying to sell some works to an Ukrainian museum. In part (translated): “On the 20th went to Moscow to see Uritsky, he is in the meeting cannot receive me. Today…I gave my project to the secretary, the building committee of the city will convene on about 27th consequently the result on the 28th of this meeting will clarify in what form and parts my project will be accepted….Society of Moskow Artists… it’s being taken over by VSEKO/All-Russian Cooperative. It’s warm but in the forest there’s still some snow on the ground. Nowadays less bread is issued in Moscow, and there will be no white bread. People are starving.” Malevich has addressed the reverse of the postcard as well. In fine condition. After finally achieving international recognition for his work, Malevich became a target in his own homeland with the rise of the Stalinist regime; strongly opposed to abstract art, which was seen as a digression from social realities, the government confiscated many of his works and banned him from creating and exhibiting his nowrenowned style of art. A rare letter from the Russian master, lamenting the suffering of the general public, starving from Stalin’s collectivized farming practices, as he struggled to gain support on new projects. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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537. Joan Miro. Hand-addressed and signed envelope,

5.25 x 4.25, addressed to “Madame Alice Frey, 119 rue des Deux Eglises, Bruxelles,” and signed on the reverse, “R.—Miro,” adding his Barcelona address underneath. Envelope also bears a February 1921 postmark. Separated left edge, small tear to top left corner of front, and clipped stamp area, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

538. Edwin Markham. Vin-

tage matte-finish 11 x 14 studio portrait of Markham, signed in the lower border in fountain pen, “Edwin Markham, April 10, 1927.” Lower border is blindstamped by E. Willard Spurr of Pasadena, father of the famous Hollywood photographer Melbourne Spurr. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

540. Eugene O’Neill. Vintage fountain pen signature, “With all best wishes, Eugene O’Neill,” on an off-white 5.5 x 8.5 sheet of Greenwich Village Theatre stationery, with O’Neill scribbling out the letterhead and adding the date at the top, “Nantucket, Mass, Sept. 16th.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Granting permission for ‘Everything That Rises Must Converge’ to be reprinted 539. Flannery O’Connor. Georgia-born American writer (1925–1964), best known

for her quintessentially ‘Southern Gothic’ stories and novels, who died of lupus at the age of 39. Rare DS one page, 8.25 x 11, August 23, 1962. Document from Doubleday and Company, preparing to publish Prize Stories 1963: The O. Henry Awards, requesting “permission to reprint your story ‘Everything That Rises Must Converge’ from New World Writing, 19, in all editions of our volume…In addition the prizes which will be paid to the winners, fifty percent of the editor’s earnings from the book will be divided equally among the contributors…We should also appreciate your enclosing a short ‘up-to-date’ autobiographical note to be included with the story.” Signed at the conclusion, “Flannery O’Connor, 28. Aug. 62, biographical information same as previous.” O’Connor has also made two corrections to the letter, which originally addressed her in the male gender. In fine condition, with staple holes to top edge, and a pencil notation to top right. O’Connor is quite scarce in any form, even more so with direct literary association to one of her best known stories, which would become the title of her posthumously published collection of short stories. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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The emerging American playwright puts in a good word for a young actress: “Tell him you played ‘Pearl’ in ‘The Moon’—damn well, let me add” 541. Eugene O’Neill. ALS signed “Gene O’Neill,” one page, 8.5 x 11, Peaked Hill Bar letterhead, September 13, 1922. Letter to Jeanie Begg. In full: “This in much haste to catch the Coast Guards who are just going in Town with mail. Your special arrived only this moment. Specials and wires mean nothing to us as we’ve no phone and there’s no delivery in this solitude. My advice is: Go see Arthur Hopkins. Tell him I sent you. Show him this letter, if need be. Tell him you played ‘Pearl’ in ‘The Moon’–damn well, let me add. And see what he says. Personally, I doubt if he is casting anything at present. And when I come down to town I promise to speak to him personally about you. This will be within two or three weeks. All luck to you!!” Intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, and scattered creases and wrinkles, otherwise fine condition. In 1916, the up-and-coming playwright Eugene O’Neill headed to Cape Cod to join a group of writers and artists who had begun presenting their plays there. When their productions, including O’Neill’s play Bound East for Cardiff, gained greater notice than anticipated, the Provincetown Players moved their theater to New York City. It was there that young actress Jeani Begg opened as Pearl in his The Moon of the Caribbees in the fall of 1918. Writing from his shack on the dunes of Peaked Hill Bar in Cape Cod, where he continued to spend his summers, the playwright encourages her to get in touch with Arthur Hopkins, the first producer to put O’Neill on Broadway. Offering warm praise of the actress’s work—“tell him you played ‘Pearl’ in ‘The Moon’—damn well, let me add.”—he promises to also put in a word for her upon his return to the city. A lovely letter from the playwright who, still an emerging artist himself, consistently did his part in helping others get their start. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“The only interesting existence would be to have been found on a doorstep” 542. Maxfield Parrish. Beautifully

penned ALS, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.5 x 7.25, April 14. Letter to his cousin. In part: “A body can’t get along without a heart, and I am ever so glad to hear yours is in working order again. That craving for autographs is an unhealthy symtom [sic] & may be part of your trouble—aye, possibly the cause—but with rigid self discipline I feel sure you can get the better of it in time. I think you can get Henry Ford’s if you buy one of his cars, & write and ask him what’s the matter with it. As to the Pope’s, I don’t know. He may not read nor write, & I fear he is very busy. I don’t know quite how you & I are related, for I have been exposed to family history so much that it is a kind of big noise to me, & wait patiently until it’s over. People seem to take great satisfaction in having ancestors, whereas the only interesting existence would be to have been found on a doorstep & never know who was responsible for you.” In fine condition. Parrish’s distaste for the discussion of ancestry is quite unexpected, considering that he cared enough about his own lineage to change his given name of ‘Frederick Parrish’ to ‘Maxfield,’ in order to highlight the maiden name of his paternal grandmother. His family tree also proudly boasted his father Stephen, an accomplished artist as well, best known for his etchings. A choice letter with particularly interesting content from the influential illustrator. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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543. Pablo Picasso. Signed book: Picasso: The Recent

Years 1939–1946. Limited edition of 350 copies (This being No. 85). NY: Doubleday, 1947. Hardcover, 8.75 x 11, 211 pages. Signed in pencil on the colophon, “Picasso.” Autographic condition: mild dampstaining over signature and some mild toning to opening and closing pages, otherwise fine. Book condition: VG+/None.Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Exquisite photo signed for a fellow artist 544. Pablo Picasso. Crystal-clear vintage glossy 6.75 x 9.25 photo of Picasso

shirtless and lounging with art materials by his side, signed and inscribed in the lower right in ink, “Pour Verdet, Picasso, 1.9.69.” Attractively matted and framed to an overall size of 12 x 14.75. Skipping and irregular adhesion to ink, and signature and inscription a few shades light, otherwise fine condition. The original recipient was Andre Verdet (1913–2004), a French poet, painter, and sculptor who counted Picasso—and other such luminaries including Chagall, Cocteau, Miro, and Leger—as one of his friends. A great pose in an uncommonly large size. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Arranging the transportation of his “statue of California” 545. Hiram Powers. American neoclassical sculptor (1805-1873). ALS, one page, 5.25 x 4, April 1, 1863. Letter to two gentlemen in London “to deliver to Messrs. George Peabody or two their order—My statue of California and its pedestal.” Letter is affixed to a 7.5 x 6 off-white sheet, along with a small newspaper clipping. In very good to fine condition, with central vertical fold, several edge tears, and some light creases. An excellent letter to Peabody—the subject of a bust previously done by Powers, which now resides in the Smithsonian Institute—discussing his famous California sculpture, which became the first work of an American artist to be acquired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Limited edition of King Arthur signed by the illustrator

546. Arthur Rackham. British artist and illustrator (1867–1939) best

known for his Art Nouveau–influenced illustrations. Signed book: The Romance of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Limited edition of 500 copies (this being No. 247). London: Macmillan and Co., 1917. Hardcover, 9.25 x 11.25, 509 pages. Signed and numbered on the colophon in black ink by Rackham. Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG/None. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Picturesque landscape by the classic illustrator

547. Arthur Rackham. Origi-

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

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548. James R. Randall. Writer (1839–

1908) best remembered as the lyricist of the song, ‘Maryland, My Maryland.’ ALS, one page, lightly-lined, 5 x 8, October 21, 1895. Letter to H. W. Fay. In part: “You can get an excellent photograph of me from Beisserig & Co.…In the Century Magazine for August, 1887, you will find an authentic version of ‘My Maryland’ and an autograph verse and signature.” Uniform toning and small mounting remnants to reverse, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“I have not forgotten your deep and enthusiastic understanding of my sculpture” 549. Auguste Rodin. Choice ALS in

French, signed “A. Rodin,” one page, 3.75 x 6, no date but postmarked December 1907. Letter to his longtime friend, fellow artist, and onetime model for Rodin, Emilia Cimino, in part (translated): “I have not forgotten your deep and enthusiastic understanding of my sculpture.” In very fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, addressed in Rodin’s own hand. One of the numerous women in Rodin’s entourage, Cimino was one of his most outspoken artistic acquaintances. An excellent letter from their well-known correspondence (which is referred to several times in Ruth Butler’s biography Rodin: The Shape of Genius), holding a rare and desirable direct reference to “my sculpture.” Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


550. Rainer Maria Rilke. ALS in

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

551. J. K. Rowling.

Signed book: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. First American edition, first printing. NY: Scholastic, June 1999. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.5 x 9.25, 341 pages. Signed on the half-title page in black ballpoint. Autographic condition: very fine. Book condition: VG+/NF, with a bump to the front cover and front upper edge. Accompanied by a flyer from the event at which the book was signed, as well as a first American edition of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, hardcover with dust jacket, signed on the title page in black felt tip by the illustrator, Mary GrandPre. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

552. Maurice Sendak. Early glossy 3.5 x 5 head-and-shoulders photo, signed in black felt tip, with printed information above his signature. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Adorable and large sketch of little Rosie at her sassiest 553. Maurice Sendak. Origi-

nal signed and inscribed fulllength ink sketch of Rosie in a long dress, boa, and hat on an offwhite 8.5 x 11 sheet, with a word balloon coming from Rosie which reads, “Hello Paul, Rosie and M. Sendak,” and dated at the bottom by Sendak, “Aug. 76.” In fine condition, with a couple small edge tears and creases and a bit of scattered mild foxing. The Sign on Rosie’s Door was written in 1960, centered around an outgoing little girl who used to sing and dance on the stoop of her building. Sendak sketches—particularly those of his better-known characters, including Rosie—are uncommon and always desirable. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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554. Maurice Sendak. Signed book: The Sign on Rosie’s Door. First edition. NY: Harper and Row, 1960. Hardcover with dust jacket, 7 x 9, 47 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page, “For Rose, Maurice Sendak, Dec. 84,” adding a small sketch of Rosie in an elaborate hat. Autographic condition: very fine. Book condition: NF/NF. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“What can you expect from a Wild Thing?” 555. Maurice Sendak. ALS, one page, 5.25 x 6.5, personal letterhead, April 1947. Short letter to his Greenwich Village dry cleaner. In full: “With apologies. I’m sorry I took so long paying my bill. What can you expect from a Wild Thing?” On the lower half of the sheet, Sendak adds a full-length sketch of Emil the Wild Thing, with a word balloon reading, “At least you got an original sketch out of it!” In fine condition, with text and sketch uniformly lightly faded, but still completely legible. Sendak sketches of any of his characters are rather uncommon, even more so from his most famous work. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“He is a superior man beneath the rough exterior of a poor peasant” 556. George Sand. Eminent French author (1804–1876), born Amantine-Lucile-Aurore Dupin, better known by the masculine pen name she adopted early in her career. ALS in French, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.25 x 8.25, personal letterhead, September 23, 1859. Letter to Jean-Baptiste Pégot-Ogier, former commissioner of the Republic and deputy from the Gers exiled for his opposition to Napoleon IlI’s coup d’état. In part (translated): “I think I would behave badly if I responded to the confidence you show me with a lie or an exaggeration...I’m answering you in the same way that I would reply to my own brother. Yes, you can have absolute confidence in Patureau’s probity, energy, great intelligence and tact. Yes he is my friend, and one of the best of them. I would long since have entrusted to him all my agricultural interests if he had not been the object of intense and infamous persecution which made life impossible for him in the Berry [district of France]. He is a superior man beneath the rough exterior of a poor peasant. He is also a wise and generous man. You will therefore find a treasure in him and he will do everything that can possibly be done at your place. Nobody else could do as well.” Central horizontal and vertical folds and some scattered light foxing, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Adorable and hard-to-find sketch of Piglet 557. Ernest Shepard. Original and quite rare vintage signed ink sketch

of Piglet on a light purple 3 x 1.5 clipped slip, signed above the image, “E. H. Shepard.” Slip is affixed to a slightly larger trimmed album page, with a collector’s notation along the top reading, “Artist in Punch.” In fine condition. Shepard began contributing to Punch during World War I and was on the permanent staff from 1921–1953. It was while at the magazine that he was first introduced to A. A. Milne. Shepard sketches of any Pooh characters are quite rare and supremely desirable. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

“Inquiring about a copy of America” 558. Samuel Francis Smith. Boston-born Baptist minister and academic (1808–1895)

best known as the lyricist of ‘America’ (‘My Country, ’Tis of Thee’), written while he was a student at Andover Theological Seminary. ALS signed “S. F. Smith,” one page, lightly-lined, 5 x 8, Newton Center, Massachusetts, November 13, 1893. Letter to George Corthall. In part: “Your two letters are at hand,—one, of thanks, which I appreciate; the other inquiring about a copy of America, with portrait accompanying…The sheet was gotten up, I think about in Dec. last, for some sort of school fair or bazaar, so called, by a female school teacher.” In fine condition, with some superficial chipping to top edge. Copies of Smith’s poem were frequently sold at fairs. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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

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

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561. Alice B. Toklas. ALS signed “Alice,” one page, 5.5 x 9, January 8, 1961. Letter to Saul Mauraher. In part: “Christmas night was taken to a big dinner—nine o’clock instead of a baked apple on a tray in my room at seven o’clock. There was finally turkey with truffles… For dessert an immense cake (twenty-four) at table on top in chocolate a country Christmas scene. Very good wine—champagne like water. At 2.30 a.m. I was brought back to the convent gate. The next morning I apologized to Sister Saint Paul. Do you know the noise the Italians make like a hen chi chi chi? Well she made it an said ‘Christmas only comes once a year.’” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, addressed by Toklas, and signed in the upper left corner in the return address area, “Ex. Toklas.” RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

560. Gertrude Stein. Uncom-

mon ANS, one page, 5 x 4, personal letterhead, no date. Brief note. In full: “Alright Friday, about three, best to you always.” Doublematted with a photo of the expatriate writer to an overall size of 10 x 17.5. A few creases to the top, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

The new Pulitzer Prize-winner works to turn Viva Zapata into a musical 562. John Steinbeck. DS, ten onionskin pages,

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

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Exceptionally scarce first edition of Stoker’s classic Dracula 563. Bram Stoker.

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

The British father of photography’s economic theory explained in a rare letter

564. Henry Fox Talbot. Rare ALS signed “H. Fox Talbot,” four pages on two adjoining sheets, 7.25 x 9, no date but circa 1832. Letter to Henry Petty, 3rd Marquess of Landsdowne regarding what he considers a new method of taxation, that he explains at length. In part: “Considering the great disappointment which prevails throughout the country on the subject of the house & window tax, and malt tax…I wish the Parliament would be prevailed upon to reconsider their financial measures—those measures might be quite correct, financially speaking; but the moral effect of them upon a country already dissatisfied is too important not to deserve to be taken into consideration…this dissatisfaction, and partial alarm has of itself a tendency to diminish the revenue, while tranquility and contentment has an undoubted tendency to increase it.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through a single letter of the signature). An early letter, and one of a handful of Talbot that have been offered in the market in the past 35 years. RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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“If you use one of the modern steel bows, you should be developing a good torso” 565. J. R. R. Tolkien. British author and scholar (1892–1973) whose Lord of the Rings trilogy became one of the towering classics of fantasy literature and inspired a series of wildly popular films. TLS, one page, 5.25 x 7, personal letterhead, October 12, 1966. Too overwhelmed to send personal responses following the resurgence in popularity of The Lord of the Rings, especially in America, in the 1960s, Tolkien sent this preprinted letter with typed-in name and address, signing in ink in his distinctive calligraphic hand. In full: “Thank you very much for your kind letter. I am always pleased to hear from people who have read and enjoyed my books. I hope they will continue to give you pleasure.” After signing, Tolkien adds a handwritten postscript: “If you use one of the modern steel bows, you should be developing a good torso!” Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. In fine, clean condition. From 1959 until his death in 1973, Tolkien received steadily increasing public attention, literary fame, and of course fan mail, forcing him to resort to these pre-printed, personally signed pages—with a few fortunate recipients finding a handwritten message from the author. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

One of Toulouse-Lautrec’s last letters 566. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. ALS in French, signed “H. T. Lau-

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

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“Put on a white tuxedo and paint your face”

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

568. Hendrik Willem van Loon. Historian and journalist (1882–1944) best known for his 1921 book The Story of Mankind. Collection of nine letters (8 ALSs, and one 1 TLS) from van Loon, all on attractive nautical-themed letterhead, dated from the 1920s and ’30s, all one page; as well as two original sketches by van Loon on individual government postcards, an unsigned sketch of his home in Westport, Connecticut, and a self-portrait of the artist at his drafting table, dated December 15, 1925, and bearing a short note from van Loon, signed “H. v. L.” Also included are 18 letters to van Loon. In fine condition, with some scattered light toning to a few of the letters. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Large and identified sketch of his famous soup can

569. Andy Warhol. Signed book: The Philosophy of Andy Warhol.

First edition, later printing. NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1975. Hardcover with dust jacket, 5.75 x 8.5, 241 pages. Signed and inscribed on the half-title page, “To Jefrey, Andy Warhol,” adding a large sketch of his famous soup can, labelled “Campbell’s Soup” by Warhol. Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG+/VG+. Any examples of Warhol’s iconic image are highly desirable, with this one larger than usually seen. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Limited edition Wharton Poems

570. Edith Wharton. Distinguished American author (1862–1937)

best known for her novels exploring the manners and morals of upperclass American society. Her most enduring works include Ethan Frome, The House of Mirth, and The Age of Innocence, which won the 1921 Pulitzer Prize in Literature. Signed book: Twelve Poems by Edith Wharton. Limited edition of 130 copies (this being No. 125). London: Medici Society, 1926. Hardcover, 6.5 x 9.5, 51 pages. Boldly signed on the colophon in black ink by Wharton. Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: G+/None.RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Unusually large Whitman portrait reproduced in his Gilchrist collaboration 571. Walt Whitman. Scarce vintage 4 x 5.5 photo of Whitman resting his head in his hand, affixed to its original 6 x 8.5 mount, signed on the mount in black ink, “Walt Whitman.” Notation in another hand under signature states, “Reproduced by Doubleday Page & Co for ‘Letters of Anne Gilchrist and Walt Whitman.’ The signature is a genuine autograph.” Very nicely archivally double-cloth-matted and framed with a descriptive plaque to an overall size of 19.5 x 16. In very good condition, with silvering to image (visible only at an angle), a couple repaired tears to mount, and some scattered light toning, creasing, and soiling to mount. A crystal-clear portrait of the great American poet, larger than usually encountered. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Wolfe purchases clothes for his upcoming—and final—trip west

572. Thomas Wolfe. Bank check, 6.25 x 2.75, filled out and signed by Wolfe, payable to Rogers Peet for $22.54, May 14, 1938. Wolfe’s notation at bottom reads, “Payment in full; four shirts and eyelet collars.” Uniform toning, expected cancellation holes, bank stamp over top of beginning of signature, and Wolfe’s writing a shade or two light, otherwise fine condition. Not long after writing this check, Wolfe embarked on a two-week tour of the western National Parks, then on to the Pacific Northwest, where he contracted severe pneumonia; complications arose and he was eventually diagnosed with miliary tuberculosis of the brain, causing his death in September. Wolfe is decidedly rare in any form, with this being only the third check we have offered. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

573. William Wordsworth. Bold AQS on an off-white 5 x 2.75 sheet. Wordsworth pens the closing line of his poem ‘Composed upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802,’ in full: “And all that mighty heart is lying still.” Signed at the conclusion in black ink, “Wm. Wordsworth.” Attractively double-matted and framed with an image of the poet and a typescript describing the poem’s historical background to an overall size of 16.5 x 15. In fine condition. Originates from the collection of Charles G. Kincaid, who acquired a number of autographs from prominent authors in 1845. The poem, written in 1802 but not published until 1807, describes the beauty of the city of London and the River Thames as viewed from Westminster Bridge in the early morning—a departure from the usual literary descriptions of 19th century cities, which focus on the resultant squalor of overpopulation. An exceptionally desirable quote from Wordsworth’s often anthologized poem. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Wright builds a house for the Federal Housing Administrator: “Nothing has pleased me more than the opportunity to ‘build you in’” 574. Frank Lloyd Wright. Highly influential American architect (1867–1959) whose mastery of space, form, and human-centered design revolutionized the field of architecture and earned him a place among the greatest thinkers and artists of the twentieth century. TLS, signed in full “Frank Lloyd Wright,” one page, 11 x 8.5, Taliesin letterhead, September 21, 1946. Letter to Federal Housing Administrator Clark Foreman. In full: “We will go over the plans of your house with your suggestions in mind. Intend to be in New York in late October or early November and could perhaps see you and your friend then? Nothing has pleased me more than the opportunity to ‘build you in.’” Wright has made several corrections in his hand. In fine condition, with some light creases and wrinkles and a central vertical fold. Wright was hired to design Foreman’s Washington D.C. home, going a long way to smooth some ruffled feathers from the cancelation of a 1941 contract for the great architect to construct 100 defense homes in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Foreman publicly supported Wright’s plan, going so far as to send a letter to LIFE magazine, which appeared in the September 6, 1946 issue, explaining how Wright had been wronged, leading to his dislike of politicians—though apparently not Foreman! Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Extremely rare working developmental plans to his architectural triumph, Fallingwater

575. Frank Lloyd Wright. Incred-

ibly rare set of five original pencil and colored pencil developmental architectural drawings of Wright’s Fallingwater masterpiece, on large onionskin pages, each approximately 40 x 28, all done in an unknown hand, with the first page titled in pencil, Revised Drawing Kaufmann House, July 27, 1936, Frank Lloyd Wright Architect,” also in an unknown hand. Each page is also notated “File B-111A,” and numbered one through five. Page one shows a remarkably detailed overhead view of the first and second floor plans of the home, all labeled with accurate measurements, with notes on the side indicating, “All bath rooms to have cork floors,” and “1st floor lavatory to have stone paving.” Several additional pencil sketches have been added to the first page as well, including a window, and staircase, again in an unknown hand, as well as several notations to individual areas of the drawing.

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Second page is a detailed wiring schematic of the entire home, listing 15 different circuits. Third page shows an overhead view of roof and third floor, with the fourth page showing details of the basement, complete with boulders, a wine cellar and boiler room, with the shore line of Bear Run added to the bottom portion of the drawing, and the final page shows an overhead view of the second floor. Rolled and in overall fine condition, with some paper loss to lower right corner of first page, expected handling wear and soiling, and some scattered light creases. Thought to be in the twilight of his career in the mid-1930s, Wright used the project of Fallingwater as an opportunity to yet again leave his mark on American architecture. Commissioned by Pittsburgh businessman Edgar Kaufmann to build a weekend getaway for his family in the lush woods of Mill Run, Pennsylvania, Wright first visited the site in 1934. Anticipating a quiet retreat with spectacular views of the property’s waterfalls, Kaufmann was surprised—and more than a bit upset—when he saw the plans nine months later; with a series of cantilevers rising over 30 feet above the water, the home was to be built directly over the falls. After much back-and-forth and a long series of design revisions (which would continue throughout the arduous building process, as evidenced by these blueprints), the two men came to agreement on the design and commenced building in the spring of 1936. Upon its completion three years later, the house became an instant wonder, capturing the imagination of the public and bringing Wright back into the limelight. To this day it remains his most famous and widely recognized work, earning the designation of a National Historic Landmark in 1966. Blueprints from any Wright work are highly sought-after; this set, bearing intricate details of his crowning achievement, is one of the finest Wright items we have ever offered. RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

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“Goodbye, Lewis, I shall read your ‘brief’ in the New Yorker with shame. I shall read it knowing your real opinion is worthless whatever you may write”

576. Frank Lloyd Wright. TLS, three pages, 8 x 10, on Wright’s red-block paper, June 3, 1941. Letter to Lewis Mumford, in part: “When,

because of a difference of feeling and judgement, you can so shamelessly insult one who has trusted your sincerity, admired your ability, and praised you as a manly man, well, Lewis, I can understand your anguish and desire for revenge—but such reactions as yours are certainly not trustworthy when and wherever the welfare of this nation is at stake… Be ashamed of yourself, Lewis…I despise your attitude toward war and Empire. There is no good Empire; there never was a just war…. You prate of ‘downtrodden democracies’ and of ‘defending slaves’, to justify your own rage and impotence. Why not honestly examine your own heart? What you would see there is what you accuse me of… hypocrisy….Is meeting force with force the only way you see now? Then I am sorry for you—you amateur essayist on culture. It is not the only way I see. I—a builder—see that there is still a chance for democracy in this world and one on this continent just because the leaders of our culture are not like Lewis Mumford, as he shows his teeth now. Goodbye, Lewis, I shall read your ‘brief’ in the New Yorker with shame. I shall read it knowing your real opinion is worthless whatever you may write.” Wright added a few punctuation and capitalization corrections throughout the text in his own hand. In fine condition, with intersecting folds and a few unobtrusive creases. Accompanied by Mumford’s retained carbon copy of the equally intense letter to Wright that prompted this response. Published in Frank Lloyd Wright & Lewis Mumford: Thirty Years of Correspondence, Princeton Architectural Press, 2001.

Throughout the 1930s, as he watched the Nazi party grow, Lewis Mumford took a strong interventionist stand, writing numerous articles and two books in support of US involvement. Wright took the opposite stance, putting a serious strain on their friendship, which would finally come to a head in 1941; when Mumford received a copy of Wright’s broadside that proclaimed, ‘…Our frontier is no longer England nor, in any sense, is it European. Our frontier is our own shores,’ he could no longer overlook the difference. Infuriated, he wrote to Wright to express the anguish and deep disappointment he now felt towards the man he had admired for so long: “It is hard to lose a friend by his physical death; but it is even more painful to loose him by his spiritual death… You dishonor all the generous impulses you once ennobled. Be silent lest you bring upon yourself some greater shame.” Never one to back down, Wright replied with this equally excoriating letter, attacking not only Mumford’s political view, but his personal character and professional legitimacy as well: “You prate of ‘downtrodden democracies’ and of ‘defending slaves’, to justify your own rage and impotence… Is meeting force with force the only way you see now? Then I am sorry for you—you amateur essayist on culture.” Offered here with the corrected carbon of Mumford’s letter that sparked this brutal reply, this long goodbye holds the intensity that the world has come to expect from the writings of Frank Lloyd Wright. Beginning a ten-year gap in their exchange, and leaving their friendship forever scarred, this is a remarkable and important letter from the well-known correspondence between the architect and his one-time friend and critic. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300) 188 | March 12, 2014 | ART & LITERATURE


577. Ansel Adams

578. Charles Addams

579. Authors

581. Celebrity Authors

582. John Grisham

583. Keith Haring

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585. Philip Johnson and John Burgee

586. Stephen King

589. Gerhard Richter

590. Robert Ripley

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587. Henry Moore

580. Dan Brown MB $200

584. Al Hirschfeld and Celine Dion MB $200

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588. LeRoy Neiman and Joe Namath

591. Dr. Seuss

592. Isaac Bashevis Singer

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comic art 593. Comic Artists. Wonderful collection of four sketches, each drawn and signed by a famous comic artist, including: George McManus, Bill Mauldin, Don Herold, and Scott Brown. In overall very good to fine condition. More comprehensive descriptions of each item are available online at RRAuction. com. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

594. Matt Groening. Glossy 8 x 10 photo of Groening posing along the waterfront with a duck in his arms, signed in black felt tip, “Your pals, Bongo & Matt Groening, 4-1-1990,” adding a sketch of Bongo above his head. Framed to an overall size of 10.5 x 12.5. In fine condition, with a few scattered light creases and dings. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

595 Robert Crumb. ALS signed “R, Crumb,” on a 6.25 x 4.25 card, with a vintage postcard photo of four men drinking wine affixed to the reverse, captioned by Crumb, “French life in the old days. It hasn’t changed much!,” October 25, 2013. Letter to Sarina Hatton. In part: “I’m disappointed, though, that you were unable to find any family connection to Vertner Hatton, fiddler, or Jess Hatton, banjo player, who made a couple of records way back in 1933. They both died in the 1960s, apparently. They were from Owingsville in Bath County, but were living in Clark County when they recorded with Asa Martin & Charlie Wilson. Jess Hatton, it is said, became a minister in the Mormon church. But anyway, it was a long time ago. I still persist in suspecting that you are related to these old-time musicians some how…Vertner and Jess. Somewhere, in an old shoe box in somebody’s closet, there are photos of those brothers. I know it!” At the top, Crumb adds his signature, “R. Crumb,” and his mailing address. In fine condition, with postal cancellations over a couple of lines of text, not affecting the legibility. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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596. Walt Disney. Personal

check, 8.25 x 3, filled out in type and signed by Disney, “Walter E. Disney,” payable to Walt Disney Special Acct. for $450.00, stamp-dated November 19, 1949. In fine condition, with cancellation holes around beginning of signature, expected stamps, and a small red pencil mark to top right. Pre-certified Phil Sears and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Mammoth photograph of Fantasia’s creators

597. Walt Disney. Enormous unsigned original 37 x 41 gelatin silver print of Walt Disney, Deems Taylor, and Leopold Stokowski discussing ideas for the 1940 film Fantasia. Soft handling creases, tack holes to corners, noticeable surface chipping to the head area, and a tiny tear to lower left edge, otherwise fine condition. One of the most innovative and influential animated films ever made, Fantasia combined unprecedented abstract animation set to classical music conducted by Stokowski. A truly spectacular and impressive image of these creative masterminds at work. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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classic music Berlioz quotes his Les Troyens inspiration, closing, “We will see if Virgil was right” 598. Hector Berlioz. ALS in French, signed “H. Berlioz,” one page, 5.25

x 8, July 12, no year. Letter to “My dear Stephen,” in full (translated): “I’m not sure a flawless sonnet is worth a long poem, but I’m pretty sure that your six lines of yesterday have made me happier than many grand articles, pretentious or knowledgeable. I shake your hand.” He continues with a Latin quote from Book V of Virgil’s Aeneid, “Quid quid erit, superanda omnis fortuna ferendo est” [“Whate’er betide, he only cures the stroke of Fortune who endures”], and adds, “We will see if Virgil was right.” In very good condition, with central vertical and horizontal folds, scattered foxing, and a stain affecting first line of the letter. Deeply inspired by the written word, Berlioz drew from classic literature and poetry to write many of his finest compositions, from La damnation de Faust (based on Goethe’s Faust), to Harold en Italie (inspired by Byron’s Childe Harold), to Romeo et Juliette (from Shakespeare, Berlioz’s greatest influence). His magnum opus, the phenomenally ambitious opera Les Troyens, was based on Virgil’s Aeneid, making this letter’s closing quote and commentary especially desirable. A remarkable letter, highlighting the inseparable union of music and poetry that guided Berlioz’s legendary career. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

600. Enrico Caruso. ALS signed “E. Caruso,” one page,

599. Maria Callas. Uncommon and desirable 3.5 x 5.75 cardstock

head-and-shoulders photo, signed in the lower border in black felt tip, “Cordially, Maria Callas.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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5.25 x 3.5, postmarked March 27, 1914. Brief message to Miss J. Whitman reads, in full: “The Italian Charities concert will be on the last day of June.” Postcard is affixed to the inside of a similar size autograph album cover. In fine condition, with two clipped corner tips and some mild toning and soiling. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


601.

Composers. Letters from Jules Massenet, Ethelbert Nevin, and Samuel Francis Smith: ANS in pencil, signed “Massenet,” one page on an off-white card, December 10, 1910, sending regrets; ALS signed “Ethelbert Nevin,” two pages on two adjoining sheets, February 2, 1898, requesting the name of someone “who would manage a concert of my own compositions”; and an ALS signed “S. F. Smith,” one page, January 26, 1886, accepting an invitation. In overall fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

602. Composers.

Collection of four items, three ALSs, and one autographed note, two one page, and one two page, both sides, various sizes, each from a different composer. Letter are from Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Gabriel Faure (in French), and Charles Marie Widor; autograph note is from George Auric (in French) on both sides of one of his visiting cards. In overall very good condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

604. Composers. Two AMQSs: a four-bar quote from ‘Fiddle-Faddle’ by Leroy Anderson on a 9 x 3.5 sheet of musically-lined paper, signed and inscribed to Lionel Aucoin; and two bars of trumpet music from ‘Echoes of Time and the River’ by George Crumb, on an off-white 8.5 x 11 sheet of University of Pennsylvania stationery, signed underneath, “George Crumb, Media, Pennsylvania, Feb. 1994.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 605. Composers. Collection of four musical quotes on various size sheets and cards. Quotes are from: Leo Blech, four bars, in pencil, from his opera ‘Alpenkonig’; Gottfried von Einem, five bars of an unidentified work, signed and inscribed at the bottom and bearing a pre-printed portrait; Richard Trunk, four bars of music and lyrics from his famous song ‘In Meiner Heimat wird es jetzt Fruhling’; and Franz Salmhofer, two bars from his ‘Walpurgisnacht.’ Reverse of Trunk’s page is signed by Max Halbe and three others. In overall very good condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

603. Composers. Two

AMQSs on individual offwhite cards, measuring approximately 4 x 3. One from Nadia Boulanger, who pens two bars from an unidentified work, signed and inscribed, “For Warren E. Colville, Nadia Boulanger, Cambridge, Feb. The 21st, 1938”; and a four-bar quote from an unidentified work by Cecile Chaminade, signed “C. Chaminade, 28 Juillet 99, St. Vincent, Paris.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

606. Geraldine Farrar. American operatic soprano and silent film star (1882–1967) who was one of the most popular musical artists of her day, and whose style and presence inspired scores of imitative female fans dubbed ‘Gerryflappers.’ Large collection of 52 items consisting of 49 ALSs, many multi-page, dating from the 1920s and ’30s, all to Marion Deane, one TLS, dated September 1, 1946; a vintage matte-finish 6.5 x 9 portrait of Farrar, signed and inscribed in fountain pen and dated 1931; and a pre-printed Christmas card with a brief unsigned note by Farrar along the bottom. In overall fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) www.RRAuction.com | 193


607. Female Singers.

Lovely collection of three items, each signed by a notable female singer, including: Lillie Langtry (signature), Nellie Melba (SP), and Jenny Lind (signature). In overall very good to fine condition. More comprehensive descriptions of each item are available online at RRAuction.com. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

608. Louis Moreau Gottschalk. Gifted pia-

nist and composer (1829–1869) who was one of the first figures in American music to attain an international reputation. His colorful keyboard works, often inspired by the Creole music he heard in his Louisiana childhood, pioneered the use of ethnic source materials in American ‘classical’ music. AMQS on an off-white 5 x 6 lightly-lined sheet. Gottschalk pens a single bar of music consisting of 11 notes, signed at the bottom, “With kind regards, L. M. Gottschalk, Saratoga, 2d Sept, 1864.” In very good condition, with small repaired tear to bottom edge, scattered toning and foxing, and mounting remnants to reverse. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“The orchestra is rotten— but liquor flows freely” 609. Victor Herbert. Three

items: an AMQS on an off-white 5 x 3 card, with five bars of music and lyrics from his operetta ‘Eileen,’ dated January 1917 and reading, “‘Tis a great day tonight for the Irish”; an ink signature, “Victor Herbert,” on an off-white 3 x .75 slip clipped from the closing of a letter; and two handwritten lines “The orchestra is rotten—but liquor flows freely,” on an irregular 8.5 x 1 slip, also clipped from a letter. In fine condition, with toning to all three pieces. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 194 | March 12, 2014 | CLASSIC MUSIC

Scarce photo with a musical quote 610. Engelbert Humperdinck. Ger-

man Romantic composer (1854–1921) best known for the opera Hänsel und Gretel. Appealing vintage matte-finish 3 x 5 postcard photo of a bust sculpture of the composer, signed and inscribed in German in black ink (translated), “As a polite reply to your kind lines of Feb. 27, E. Humperdinck.” Below, Humperdinck adds a four-bar AMQS, possibly from Hänsel und Gretel. Nicely doublematted and framed to an overall size of 9 x 11. In fine condition, with an unobtrusive postmark impression to upper right corner. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Written on the day of his most important concert 611. Hans Knappertsbusch. German

conductor (1888–1965) best known for his performances of Richard Wagner, Anton Bruckner, and Richard Strauss. ALS in German on a 4 x 5.75 postcard, postmarked Vienna, March 21, 1938. Brief letter expressing thanks. In full (translated): “Thank you both loved ones 1000 times. How could you know this? Hope to see you soon.” Scattered soiling, otherwise fine condition. On the day this was postmarked, Knappertsbusch conducted one of the most historically important concerts of his life, leading the Vienna Philharmonic at a festival concert marking the reunification of Austria with the German Empire; the highlight of the night was the performance of Bruckner’s Eighth Symphony. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


612. Zoltan Kodaly. Prominent

Hungarian composer, educator, ethnomusicologist, linguist, author, and philosopher (1882–1967). Vintage glossy 4.5 x 6.5 photo of Kodaly arranging his sheet music, inscribed in blue ink in French, and signed, “Kodaly Zoltan, 1950 XII.” Matted to an overall size of 8 x 10. In fine condition, with light contrast to inscription. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Powerful quote from his opera ‘Le Roi d’Ys’ 614. Edouard Lalo. French

composer (1823– 1892). AMQS on an 8.5 x 6.5 sheet of musically-lined paper. Lalo pens seven bars of music and lyrics on a system of four staves, identifying the work, “the first act of ‘Le Roi d’Ys.’” The passage is for Rozen, the king’s daugther, with the lyric reading, (translated): “In silence why suffer / in my heart reveal your pain!,” and signed at the bottom, “E. Lalo.” On the reverse Lalo had penned nearly the same four bars on a three-stave system, but has neatly crossed them out. Page is inlaid into an 11 x 8.5 off-white sheet. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Penning a quote from his opera ‘Violanta,’ composed at the young age of 17

613. Erich Wolfgang Korngold. Austro-Hungarian composer (1897–1957) who, after producing much well-received ‘serious’ music (including the still-important opera ‘Die tote Stadt’), enjoyed great success as one of the most respected and in-demand film composers of the 1930s and 1940s. Nominated for a total of four Academy Awards, Korngold won two. AMQS on an off-white 6.75 x 5 album page. Korngold pens four bars of music and lyrics on two staves from his one-act opera ‘Violanta.’ Lyrics reads, “Ihr liebt mich Mona Violanta (Do you love me Mona Violanta).” Signed at the bottom by Korngold. In fine condition, with some mild toning to edges. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

615. Musicians. Collection of four items, each signed by a notable musician, including: Jan Kubelik (postcard photo), Agnes Huntington (cabinet photo), Ferdinand Ries (ALS), and Sims Reeves (cabinet photo). Photos are in fine condition, and the letter is in good condition. More comprehensive descriptions of each item are available online at RRAuction.com. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Complex piano quote from Liszt 616. Franz Liszt. Hungarian Romantic era composer and pianist (1811–1886) whose prowess at the keyboard earned him a cachet as perhaps the greatest virtuoso in the history of the instrument. Rare AMQS on an off-white 7.75 x 10 sheet. Liszt pens a long, single bar of music made up of a flourish of 15 consecutive piano chords, writing “Preludio,” above the quote and signed underneath, “F. Liszt, 8 Juin 891.” Sheet is affixed to an identical size heavier stock sheet. In fine condition, with a few trivial ripples at the edges, and a bit of minor soiling. An intricate and frenzied bar, just the third musical quote from Liszt we have ever offered. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

Rare score signed and annotated by the composer himself 617. Carl Orff. German composer

(1895–1982) best known for his oratorio Carmina Burana. Signed score book of Orff’s Catulli Carmina. First edition. Mainz: B. Schott’s Sohne, 1943. Softcover, 9 x 12, 75 pages. Signed with his intials on the title page in blue ballpoint, “Wohl bekomm’s!! [I hope you like it!!], C. O. Juni: 54.” Seven pages of the score bear corrections and alterations in Orff’s hand, also in blue ballpoint. There are also a number of entries in another hand in pencil and red ink—it is likely that the composer oversaw a performance of his cantata by someone else, gave him this annotated score to offer his impressions, and then the additional markings were made under the composer’s supervision. In fine condition. Catulli Carmina is part of Trionfi, the musical triptych that also includes the Carmina Burana and Trionfo di Afrodite. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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620. Francis Poulenc. Re-

618. Musicians. Vintage signatures of four musicians on both sides

of a 4.75 x 6.75 album page. Signers are: Edmund Eysler, adding a four-bar AMQS from his operetta ‘Der Frauenfresser; soprano Maria Ivogun; tenor Karl Erb; and baritone Mattia Battistini. Page is also signed by Nobel Prize winner Gerhart Hauptmann. In fine condition, with some scattered light toning and soiling. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

nowned French composer (1899– 1963) best known for his colorful, energetic keyboard works, art songs, and choral music, and the operatic staple ‘Dialogues of the Carmelites.’ AMQS on an off-white 7 x 5.5 sheet. Poulenc pens three bars from his ballet, ‘Les Biches,’ writing the title in the upper right, as well as two notations for the quote. Signed at the bottom, “Francis Poulenc, 1945.” In fine condition, with a central vertical fold, passing through first letter of signature, as well as a couple of light diagonal creases. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

621. Musicians. Ink signatures of eight musicians on three vari-

ous size album pages. First page bears an AMQS from Jacques Thibault, who pens eight bars from ‘Presto,’ ingeniously written to be read the same way, either right side up or upside down, adding a smaller two bar quote to the top left; signatures of cellist Pablo Casals, violinist Bronislaw Huberman, soprano Toti Dal Monte and her husband tenor Enzo de Muro-Lomanato, and soprano Grete Holm; and violinist Jan Kubelik and tenor Armand Tokatyan, along with four others on the third page. In fine condition, with some scattered light toning and soiling. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

619. Opera Singers. Charming collection of four photos of various sizes, each signed by a notable opera singer, including: Lauritz Melchior, Edouard de Reszke, Marcella Sembrich, and Geraldine Farrar. In overall fine condition. More comprehensive descriptions of each item are available online at RRAuction.com. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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“My creative vein is extinct and I understand I have to respect it” 623. Nicolo Paganini. Remarkable Italian violinist and composer (1782–

1840) generally regarded as the greatest virtuoso in the history of the instrument. Paganini’s striking appearance and seemingly superhuman skill on the instrument led many to believe that he was in league with the devil, an image he did nothing to dispel. His fiendishly demanding (and sometimes beautiful) works for the violin, particularly the Caprices, remain a cornerstone of the repertoire. Rare ALS in Italian, one page, 5 x 7.75, May 20, 1837. Roughly translated: “I have not written earlier as I was somewhat ill and wanted to write in my own hand. As to sending you one of my compositions, I have told you that my creative vein is extinct and I understand I have to respect it.” In fine condition. Accompanied by an engraved portrait of Paganini.

After a lifetime of chronic illness—which caused numerous problems throughout his professional pursuits, as he frequently had to cancel performances—Paganini put an end to his concert career in the fall of 1834. While interest in his compositions continued, he lost his creative drive, completing no new work for the remainder of his life. An excellent letter, directly addressing the end of his distinguished career with an air of admirable acceptance. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Rare edition of the master’s most popular concerto 624. Sergei Prokofiev. Eminent and prolific Russian composer (1891–1953) best known for his colorful, rhythmically vigorous works, including symphonies, operas, and much music for keyboard and chamber ensembles. Sheet music book for Prokofiev’s Troisième Concerto en Ut pour Piano et Orchestre, Op. 26. First edition. Moscow: A. Gutheil, 1923. Softcover, 10.5 x 13, 71 pages. Signed and inscribed in Cyrillic on the first page in fountain pen, and dated 1932. The front cover also features two evocative pencil drawings of the composer in an unknown hand. In very good condition, with overall toning, a few pages with light pencil notations, small edge chips and tears, larger tear through a single page, and spine disbound with most pages loose or separated. Prokofiev composed the work in 1921, preparing it in time for his American tour of that year, which also included the world premiere of his opera The Love for Three Oranges. The excitement and publicity surrounding that production generated a sympathetic interest in the new concerto, which also opened to considerable success. It has since garnered the greatest popularity and critical acclaim, becoming one of the most popular works of 20th-century music—a staple of the concert repertory. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Remarkable image of the composer at work 625. Sergei Rachmaninoff. Distinguished pianist and composer (1873–1943) who takes a place among the last great figures of the Russian romantic school. Scarce vintage matte-finish 10 x 8 photo of Rachmaninoff at work on a score, neatly signed in fountain pen, “Sergei Rachmaninoff, 1940.” In fine condition, with a few trivial creases. Perhaps this image depicts him while composing his Symphonic Dances, which he finished in 1940—his last completed work. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Stunning oversized Puccini presentation referencing his magnum opus 626. Giacomo Puccini. Vintage matte-finish 6.75 x 8.5 portrait of Puccini in a reclining pose and smoking a cigarette, affixed to its original 10 x 15 mount, signed and inscribed in Italian on the mount in black ink (translated), “To dearest Mr. Joseph Muetter, great memories of Fanciulla. Affectionately yours, Giacomo Puccini, 1913.” Also signed below the photo in pencil by the photographer. Attractively matted and framed to an overall size of 17 x 21. In fine condition. La Fanciulla del West is an opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini which had a successful and highly publicized premiere at the Met in 1910. Though it has waned in popularity, Puccini deemed it one of his greatest works and critics and musicians alike agree in calling it a magnum opus. A rare and breathtaking image in this oversized format—of the few oversized Puccini portraits we have ever offered, this is the largest in over a decade. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Beautifully signed image of Vienna 627. Giacomo Puccini. Color vintage 5.5 x 3.5 postcard of the Praterstern, Vienna, signed in red fountain pen, “Giacomo Puccini, 29-10-07, Wien.” In fine condition, with a few creases. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Three bars from his Second Chamber Symphony presented to a military officer 628. Arnold Schoenberg. 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 off-white 3.5 x 2 card, Schoenberg pens three bars from his Second Chamber Symphony, signed and inscribed, “From Second Chamber Symphony To Lieutenant Commander (S) A. R. Davis Cordially Arnold Schoenberg February 1946.” In fine condition. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“As soon as the orchestra pit is enlarged so as to take the whole orchestra with full strings, I would like to conduct Tchaikovsky’s Pique Dame” 629. Leopold Stokowski. Archive of 18 TLSs to his close friends, musicians Juri and Vera Jelagin, nearly all signed “Leopold,” each approximately one page, 8.5 x 5.5, personal letterhead, dated between 1958 and 1961. Letters cover a wide array of topics, from personal life to music in general. One of the most interesting, in part: “As soon as the orchestra pit is enlarged so as to take the whole orchestra with full strings, I would like to conduct Tchaikovsky’s Pique Dame. Do you know a good English translation. I [sic] the mean time I would like to conduct in concert some parts for orchestra alone. For example, there is the introduction to the first act and later there is a wonderful theme in E Flat Minor in the second scene. It begins this way,” after which he pens a three-bar AMQS. A second comments on his time in the USSR, in part: “I enjoyed so much my musical life in the Soviet Union that I wish to return there to make music with those splendid orchestras, and for the unspeakably fine and sensitive public”; and another offers related travel advice, in part: “I think it is perfectly safe for you to write your mother if you are cautious and say nothing that might harm her, particularly as there is an anti-American expression in Moskva.” A more cryptic letter, in part: “If I cable or write you the words ‘my mother is alive and well’ you will understand. I hope I shall not have to write ‘my mother is dead’ and give the date.” The Jelagins were musicians at the Vakhtangov Theatre in Moscow before their immigration to the United States, upon which Juri joined the Houston Symphony as a violinist. He also authored the 1951 book The Taming of the Arts, a commentary on the treatment of the arts in the Soviet Union during the 1930s. A remarkable series of previously unrecorded correspondence, rife with fascinating content. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Rare sheet music by the imaginative French composer 630. Maurice Ravel. Sheet music for Ravel’s ‘d’Anne qui me jecta de la neige,’ published by C. G. Roder of Paris, 10 x 13.25, five pages, signed and inscribed on the front cover in black ink, “A Louis Masson, cordial souvenir, Maurice Ravel.” Also bears a pencil date notation of 1901 in an unknown hand. In very good condition, with moderate overall foxing, partial separation at spine, and a few reinforced edge tears (one affecting the start of the inscription). Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

630. John Philip Sousa. Superb vintage 3 x 5 real photo postcard showing Sousa in a threequarter-length pose, signed vertically in black ink, “John Philip Sousa.” Nicely double-matted and framed to an overall size of 7 x 9. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

Stunning musical quotation from the composer’s beloved collaboration with George Balanchine 632. Igor Stravinsky. Beautiful AMQS on white double-weight

5.75 x 3.5 custom-made collector’s card, similar in look to an invitation card. Stravinsky pens several bars of music from Apollo, signing and inscribing, “To Roger Harris, Sincerely, Igor Stravinsky, May 58.” In very fine condition. Used famously by George Balanchine for his ballet of the same name, Apollo opened to rave reviews in 1928, and continues to be performed around the world to this day. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Wagner enlists his publisher to help him reach “a most important goal” 633. Richard Wagner. ALS in German, signed “R. Wagner,” one page,

5.25 x 8.25, November 4, [1871]. Letter to Ernest Fritzsch, his Leipzig publisher, regarding the second volume of Wagner’s collected writings, in part (translated): “Today for the third day I have received no proof sheets. This worries me. It is vital to me to have a complete copy of the second volume at my disposal by the 25th of this month because then it can help me to a most important goal.” Affixed to a same-size sheet and removably encapsulated in a Mylar sleeve. In fine condition, with uniform overall toning and slight paper loss to lower right corner. Constantly at pains to make his artistic aims clear to his audience—determined for them understand the intellectual drive behind his compositions, rather than accept his musical style at face value—Wagner began working on a multi-volume collected edition of his vast prose publications in the mid-1860s. With topics ranging from the emerging field of musicology to contemporary performance practices, from philosophical musings on the nature of the arts to political and topical writings, the collection offered great insight into the development of Wagner’s own music—and his perception of his place in musical history. At the time the Wagner wrote this letter to his publisher, Fritzsch was just beginning to release the first volumes. An extraordinary piece, penned as the deadline approached for publication of his long-awaited, lifetime collection. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

634. Joaquin Turina. Span-

ish composer of classical music (1882–1949). AMQS on a 4.5 x 6 sheet of musically-lined paper. Turina pens six double bars from his work entitled ‘Concierto sin Orquestra (Concerto without Orchestra),’ notated at the top, “Allegro Moderato,” and signed at the bottom, “Joaquin Turina, Mayo 1935.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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635. Eugene Ysaye. Belgian

violin virtuoso, composer, and conductor (1858–1931) known as ‘The King of the Violin.’ Vintage 3.25 x 5 postcard photo, affixed to a 5.75 x 8.25 mount, signed on the mount in black ink, “E. Ysaye,” and dated July 1903, with Ysaye adding a very nice three-bar AMQS from an unidentified work above his signature. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


contemporary music Bringing Pet Sounds to Paris in 1966, Dennis, Carl, and Mike Love sign for a volunteer roadie, with Carl adding the band’s entire set list 636. Beach Boys. California Girls (French version) album

signed on the back cover in blue ballpoint by Dennis Wilson, Carl Wilson, and “Hi, Mike Love, Beach Boys.” Signatures were obtained backstage at the Beach Boys concert in Paris in 1966, with Carl taking the time to write out the band’s 16-song set list, including “Help Me Rhonda,” “Surfin’ USA,” “California Girls,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “Sloop John B,” “God Only Knows,” and the feel-good closer, “Good Vibrations.” Additionally, Carl has written his first name next to each of the three songs he sang lead vocals on, and added Dennis’s first name next to his lead vocal song, “Do You Wanna Dance.” All the signatures were obtained by two friends of the original owner who were able to get backstage access by offering their assistance in breaking down the band’s equipment; the recipient noted that Carl took the time to write the entire set list and was the most engaging of the three band members. Scattered light soiling, some uniform toning to laminate at edges, and a mild album impression, otherwise fine condition. The record is not included. The band toured heavily after their release of Pet Sounds, despite Brian Wilson withdrawing from performing publicly. One of the most unique and interesting Beach Boys items we have come across, obtained during the tour in support of their revolutionary album. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1963 Hoffman promo card

637. Beatles. Vintage Parlophone Records promotional photocard from October

of 1962, 5.5 x 3.25, featuring an image of the band working in the recording studio, signed on the reverse in green ballpoint, “Ringo Starr xxx,” and “John Lennon,” and in blue ballpoint, “Paul McCartney,” and “George Harrison.” Double-matted and framed (so both sides may be viewed) with a stereo Please Please Me album cover to an overall size of 21.5 x 27. In very good condition, with some light dampstaining showing through from opposite side, missing top corner tips (not visible on signature side), and some scattered light soiling, not detracting from the boldness of the signatures. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from noted Beatles expert Frank Caiazzo stating, “The signatures on this card date from early 1963, and these represent excellent examples from the period.” Also accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks. Parlophone Records produced a small quantity of promotional photocards in two formats—a horizontal and a vertical, both with pictures being shot by Dezo Hoffman while the Beatles were in the studio. Almost all of these cards were signed on the reverse, because there was very little light area on the front of the cards for their signatures. Taken September 4, 1962, by famed Beatles photographer Dezo Hoffmann, it shows the group in their final incarnation at the very beginning of their storied career, and the first promo card with new drummer Ringo. Oversized. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000) www.RRAuction.com | 203


The Juke Box Jury taping in December of 1963

638. Beatles.

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

A complete set of signatures obtained by a supporting singer in 1964, along with her diary noting the band was “fabulous,” but the Stones were “murder” 639. Beatles. Vintage ballpoint signatures, “Beatles, To Sheila, lots of love,

Paul McCartney,” “John Lennon,” “Ringo Starr,” and “George Harrison,” on a light blue 6 x 7.25 sheet. In fine condition, with a single horizontal and vertical fold, with vertical fold passing through a few letters of signatures, and some light wrinkling. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks. Signatures were obtained by Sheila McKinley of the Scottish singing group the McKinley Sisters, on April 28 or 29 in Scotland while her group was appearing in support of the band. Accompanied by McKinley’s 1964 diary, originally presented by the editors of the Music Magazine Pop Weekly, 3 x 4.75, detailing her appearances between April and July of 1964, including her two shows with the Beatles, adding the word “Fabulous,” after their appearance. Interestingly on the opposite page she has noted an appearance with the Rolling Stones which took place in Manchester on Sunday May 3, 1964, which she adds “Murder.” Also included is a copy of an interview with Sheila McKinley which appeared in the Bournemouth Echo in which she mentions meeting The Beatles. The brief interview reads, in part: “We were always a bit weary of John. It wasn’t that he was unfriendly, but he certainly had a sharp tongue and could be very caustic. I think he did it to build a fence around himself. He had a difficult childhood and the things that happen to you then make you the adult you are, so he had one or two issues, I’d say. Their dressing room was right next to ours and they were always borrowing our make-up.” Two color reproductions of pages from the Scottish tour program featuring the Beatles and the McKinleys, and three laser print photos of the Beatles in Scotland in April of 1964 also accompany these signatures. A great set of signatures obtained by a fan on the ‘inside,’ not long after their triumphant first appearances in the United States. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000) 204 | March 12, 2014 | CONTEMPORARY MUSIC


The Lads from Liverpool sign for an adoring fan at the start of their tour with Helen Shapiro 640. Beatles.

Vintage fountain pen signature and inscription, “To Maureen, love from the Beatles, Paul McCartney xxx,” and ballpoint signatures, “Love, John Lennon xxx,” and “George Harrison xxx,” on a pink 4.75 x 3.75 album page; and vintage ballpoint signature and inscription, “To Maureen, love from George Harrison xxx,” and “Ringo Starr xxx,” on a green 3.75 x 4.75 album page. In fine condition. Signatures were obtained at the Gaumont Theatre, Doncaster, Yorkshire, England, on February 5, 1963. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

Salisbury motorcycle shop card from the Fab Four

641. Beatles. Set of vintage signatures on the reverse of a 3.5 x 2.25 Old Bell Garage, Exeter Street, Salisbury business card, signed in

pencil, “Paul McCartney,” in blue ballpoint, “Love to Debbie xx John Lennon,” and “Ringo Starr,” and in green ballpoint, “George Harrison.” In very good condition, with a vertical tear to top edge passing through end of McCartney’s signature, and old tape toning to each corner, one area touching just the bottom of Lennon’s signature, and a bit of scattered light soiling. The band played in Salisbury just once, appearing at City Hall on June 15, 1963, after Brian Epstein unsuccessfully tried to cancel the show so the band could appear on television. He instead had the Beatles appear on television earlier, with the band arriving in Salisbury via helicopter. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $900)

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Rare candid backstage photos from an April 1963 gig 642. Beatles. Collec-

tion of nine candid glossy snapshots of the Beatles, ranging in size from 3.5 x 3.5 up to 3.5 x 5.5, all taken backstage before and after their show at the Shrewsbury Music Hall on April 26, 1963. Photos include four 3.5 x 3.5, including a shirtless Paul McCartney with a towel draped over his neck and another showing John Lennon and George Harrison playing their guitars; 3.25 x 5 individual photos of each band member in a dark suit and tie, with Harrison picking at an acoustic guitar, and Ringo raising a glass; and a 3.5 x 5.5 image of John Lennon at a table covered in coffee and pastry. In overall fine condition. Photos were originally taken by a female news reporter who was granted backstage access; she also appears in one photo offered in this group. She later took orders for copies of the photos, making an extra copy of the shirtless McCartney, which she sent him for his 21st birthday. As Beatlemania took over, access to the band soon became very restricted, making any glimpse of the band out of the limelight highly desirable. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Swatches trimmed for the band’s custom-made clothes, including one from their iconic collarless suits 643. Beatles. Four cut swatches of cloth, ranging in size from 2.75

x 1.5 up to 3.5 x 4, each taken from material used to make suits for the Beatles by their tailor Dougie Millings in 1964. Different patterned materials include a sample of the black stripe fabric used to make the band’s famous collarless stage jackets. Originally obtained by the best friend of Millings’s daughter. In fine condition. Millings served as the Beatles’s house tailor, affectionatly referred to as ‘Dad,’ by the band. Brian Epstein brought the group to Millings’s shop in hopes of cleaning up their image. A brainstorm by Millings and Paul McCartney resulted in the creation of their trademark matching collarless suits, costing about $90 each. In all Millings made more than 500 outfits for the band. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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644. Beatles. Vintage glossy 6 x 7.5 group photo of the Fab Four posing with three guitars, issued by Star Pictures in England as “SP584” in 1963, signed on the reverse in blue ballpoint, “Love from the Beatles, Ringo Starr xx,” “Paul McCartney xxx,” and “George Harrison.” A central vertical tear passing through a single letter of Harrison’s signature, scattered light toning, noticeable creases to reverse, heavier to the image side, otherwise very good condition. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

Rare section of flooring from the church floor where Lennon met McCartney 645. Beatles. An 8.5 x 3 x 1.5 cut section of the original floor of the church hall of St. Peter’s Church in Liverpool, where Paul McCartney met John Lennon for the first time on July 6, 1957. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from the Rector of St. Peter’s, Reverend Kip Crooks. These blocks were removed when a fire in one of the side rooms of the hall in 2001 resulted in the replacement of small areas of the floor. In fine condition, with expected age wear as well as some light to moderate fire damage. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

646. Beatles: Neil Aspinall. British music executive

(1941–2008) who served as road manager and personal assistant for the Beatles, later becoming chief executive of their company, Apple Corps. Glossy 6.5 x 8.5 publicity photo of the Beatles in a fulllength pose, signed in black felt tip by Aspinall on behalf of all four: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

647. Beatles: Starr and Aspinall. Vintage ball-

point signature, “Ringo Starr,” and signatures of John Lennon and George Harrison, both in the hand of Neil Aspinall, on individual offwhite slips. In very good condition, with moderate toning to each signature from adhesive remnants on reverse. Precertified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Pristine 1963 Dezo Hoffman classic portrait signed backstage for a lucky contest winner 648. Beatles. Absolutely magnificent vintage 7 x 9.5

program photo by Dezo Hoffman of the band looking sharp in their matching iconic collarless suits in the spring of 1963, signed and inscribed in fountain pen “Love to Christine from John Lennon xx,” “George Harrison xxx,” “Paul McCartney xxx,” and “Love, Ringo Starr xxx.” Matted to an overall size of 11 x 13.5. In fine, clean condition. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from noted Beatles expert Frank Caiazzo. Signatures were obtained between August 19–24, 1963, in Bournemouth, Hampshire, for a young female fan who was invited to meet the group back stage after winning a Disc magazine contest, during their six-day engagement at the Gaumont Cinema. A stellar example of one of their most famous images, almost unparalleled in its condition, boasting bold and unhurried signatures. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

One-of-a-kind candid portrait of John and Yoko 649. Beatles: Lennon and Ono. Outstanding color satin-finish 7 x 5 candid snapshot photo of Lennon, holding a young Sean, and Ono standing alongside a horse in a snow-covered pasture, signed and inscribed in black ink “To Andrea, with love, John Lennon 77,” adding two facial caricatures of himself and Yoko, and signed above her husband’s signature, “Yoko Ono.” In very fine condition. Photo comes from the collection of Dale and Pat Keller, world renowned interior designers with close connections to hotel design in Tokyo, Japan. It’s likely the photo was inscribed for one of the couple’s children. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks. An exceptional and unique example, beautifully signed, complete with two very desirable Lennon sketches. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.… (MB $1000)

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Scarce 1968 signatures of Paul, George, and Ringo 650. Beatles: McCartney, Harrison, and Starr.

Vintage ballpoint signatures, “Paul McCartney,” “Ringo Starr,” and “George Harrison,” on an offwhite 3.75 x 5.25 sheet. Double-matted and framed with two photos of the three signers to an overall size of 18 x 9.75. In very good condition, with moderate creases, some through portions of signatures, and scattered soiling. Accompanied by a 2007 letter of appraisal from noted Beatles expert Frank Caiazzo, who states: “These signatures date from 1968, and as such are extremely rare, because the Beatles signed very few items that year.” Any signatures from this late in the band’s career are particularly scarce, as all touring had ceased two years earlier. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

The bands of the British Invasion, with Lennon, McCartney and the Rolling Stones

651. ’60s Rock ‘n’ Roll. Tremendous vintage autograph album, 4.75 x 4, signed inside in ink by over 60 British bands and musicians from the 1960s, most signed back-to-back. Signers include: John Lennon; Paul McCartney; Brian Jones, Bill Wyman, and Charlie Watts; Roy Orbison; The Cravats; Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas; Gerry and the Pacemakers; Cliff Richard and the Shadows; Brian Poole and the Tremeloes; The Clique; Johnny Kidd; Four Pennies; Merseybeats; The Swinging Blue Jeans; The Hollies; Gene Pitney; The Crickets; and Dusty Springfield. Lennon and McCartney are on separate, single-signed pages, and Springfield signed on the reverse of the Rolling Stones page. Individual pages in fine condition, with most detached from album’s spine. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from the original owner, stating that he spent 18 months as a professional bass player and acquired many of the signatures at EMI recording studio and ATV House in Aldwych. A fantastic grouping of many of the most influential bands of the 1960s. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500) www.RRAuction.com | 209


652. Beatles: George Harrison. Ink signature, “George Harrison,” on an off-white 4.75 x 3.5 sheet. In fine condition, with several folds around signature. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“I’m sad to hear that Spike has been unwell but I hope he’s ‘getting better all the time’”

653. Beatles: Paul McCartney. Color 5.25 x 7 invitation, featuring a small image of McCartney and reading, “You are invited to a reception before the premiere of Give My Regards to Broad Street in the Aintree Suite at the Crest Hotel, Liverpool, on Wednesday 28th November at 5.30 pm.” Signed on the reverse in blue ballpoint, “love, Paul McCartney.” Creasing to all four corners on reverse, with scattered creases to front, and an impression from signature, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

654. Beatles: Paul McCartney. The Space

Within US DVD, signed in silver ink on the front of the DVD cover’s paper sleeve. In fine condition. The DVD is included. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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655. Beatles: Paul McCartney. TLS signed “Paul xx,” one page, 7 x 9.75, personal letterhead, January 25, 2001. Letter to British comdedian Spike Milligan and his wife. In full: “Thanks for your lovely card. I’m sad to hear that Spike has been unwell but I hope he’s ‘getting better all the time.’ I would love to pop by for a cup of char so will give you a buzz soon to see what would be convenient. I have just returned from a magical trip to India and would love to tell you all about it as I know Spike loves the country so much.” In fine condition, with a bit of light soiling along top edge. A particularly rare offering as McCartney seldom quoted Beatles lyrics in any correspondence. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


Tour program from Wings’s 1979 stop in London 656. Beatles: Paul and Linda McCartney.

Program from the 1979 Wings UK tour, 9.5 x 13.5, signed inside in black ballpoint on a page bearing a color photo of the band in tuxedos, “Paul McCartney,” and “Love, Linda McCartney,” and also signed by Wings members Denny Laine and Steve Holly, who inscribed to Chris. Signatures were obtained in early December of 1979 during a four-night engagement on their tour. Accompanied by a letter of provenance by the husband of the signature’s recipient. In fine condition, with scattered creasing and handling wear. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

One-of-a-kind photo of Berlin mingling with GIs 658. Irving Berlin.

Vintage matte-finish 2.25 x 3.25 candid photo of Berlin among a group of American soldiers, signed in fountain pen, “Irving Berlin,” the composer adding a small arrow pointing to himself. In fine condition, with mild soiling, a touch of edge wear, and some mild scattered spotting to emulsion. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

659. Irving Berlin. Original 1924 sheet music for ‘All Alone,’ 9 x 12, six pages, neatly signed on the front cover in fountain pen, “Irving Berlin.” In fine condition. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

660. Marc Bolan.

657. Irving Berlin. Vintage glossy 8 x 10 photo of a young Berlin

sitting at a piano with an NBC microphone behind him, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Bill, Irving Berlin.” Photo is affixed to a slightly larger sheet of cardstock. In fine condition, with a subtle paperclip impression to top edge and some scattered light spotting to finish. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Singer and founder of the band T. Rex (1947–1977) who was killed in a car crash. Signed book: T h e Wa r l o c k o f Love. First edition. Plymouth, England: Lupus Music, 1969. Hardcover with dust jacket, 5.5 x 8.75, 63 pages. Signed on the title page in ballpoint, “Love, Marc Bolan.” Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG/VG-.Precertified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Early Bowie signature as “Davie Jones”

662. Cream. Vintage colored pencil signatures, “To Jean, Eric

661. David Bowie. Vintage ballpoint signature, “Best wishes, Davie Jones,” and the other four members of his short-lived band Davie Jones and the King Bees, on an off-white 6.5 x 4 sheet. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, and scattered tape toning. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/ REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Clapton,” “Ginger Baker,” and “Jack Bruce,” on a yellow 4.25 x 4 album page, with a small collector’s notation along the top. In fine condition, with tape toning along right edge. Accompanied by a January 24, 1967, typed memo to Cream, informing the band of their upcoming appearance on Top of the Pops, advising them when to arrive at the studio, and giving the details of a dance they were to play the following night at the Adelphi Ballroom. A fantastic early set of signatures from rock’s first power trio. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Cochran’s science homework on glaciers and volcanoes 663. Eddie Cochran. Dynamic, pioneering rock ’n’ roll musician (1938– 1960), best known for his hit ‘Summertime Blues,’ who met his untimely end in a fatal automobile crash at the age of 22. Cochran’s handwritten homework, in pencil, one lightly-lined page, both sides, 8.5 x 11, headed at the top by Cochran, “Cochran, Eddie, Science 8-II, February 16, 1953.” Cochran writes out 15 questions about rivers, glaciers, and volcanoes, adding the answer after each question. One reads: “Name at least three dead or sleeping volcanoes in the United States. Mounts Lassen, Hood, Rainier, and Shasta.” In fine condition, with central horizontal and vertical folds, and a uniform shade of toning. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Complete band-signed Telecaster

664. The Eagles. Off-white bodied Fender Telecaster, signed

in silver ink on the black pickguard by Glenn Frey, Don Henley (ins), Don Felder (ins), Joe Walsh, and Timothy B. Schmit. In fine condition. Oversized. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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665. The Eagles. Ea-

668. George Gershwin.

gles 1994 World Tour program, 11 x 14, 22 pages, signed on the front cover in black felt tip by Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh, Don Felder, and Timothy B. Schmit. In very good condition, with some brushing and irregular ink adhesion to Frey’s and Walsh’s signatures, and some small corner creases. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Business check, 6.25 x 2.75, filled out in another hand and signed by Gershwin, payable to Riverside Valet Co. for $19.00, March 4, 1933. Double-cloth-matted and framed with a portrait of Gershwin at a piano to an overall size of 14 x 21.5. A central vertical fold, cancellation holes to body, and a small stamp over a small portion of last name of signature, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Exceptional sketch from the Grateful Dead’s iconic guitarist 666. Jerry Garcia. Original signed ink sketch of what appears to be a large lion’s head,

with “Hungry” written underneath on an off-white 5 x 8 sheet, signed “J. Garcia 92.” Matted and framed to an overall size of 12 x 16. In very fine condition. Sketch originates from the collection of record executive Michael Klenfner and his wife, Carol, a former publicist for such rock icons as the Rolling Stones, The Who, The Doors, and Aerosmith. An unusual and highly sought-after format, highlighting Garcia’s other creative talent. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/ REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Striking portrait of the renowned composer

667. George Gershwin. Vintage matte-finish 7.25 x 9.25 photo of Ger-

shwin in profile, signed and inscribed vertically in fountain pen, “To H. C. Branch, Every good wish, George Gershwin, Apr. 2, 1930.” In fine condition, with a small crease to lower right corner tip. Uncommon in signed portraits, the year this photo was signed saw the publication of a number of Gershwin brothers’ greatest hits including ‘Embraceable You,’ ‘I Got Rhythm,’ and ‘I’ve Got A Crush on You.’ Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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“Try this on your piano” 669. George Gershwin. Scarce and highly desirable cover and title page for sheet music to Porgy and Bess, measuring 17 x 11.75 open, signed below his frontispiece image in fountain pen, “For Kathleen—Try this on your piano—with best wishes, George Gershwin, Mar. 31, ’36.” Attractively double-matted and framed to an overall size of 25.75 x 21. A few small stains and chipping to edges, otherwise fine condition. Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Turning his war experiences to song, Guthrie writes to Asch from Scott Field: “What will the number of my ballads be by the time I get back I do not know” 670. Woody Guthrie. ALS, one page

both sides, 7.25 x 9.25, dated October 8, 1945. Guthrie writes to his friends at Folkways Records, “Moe [Asch], Marian [Distler], Herb, Harris, Pop and Union Square in general,” while serving at Scott Field. In part: “thought I would get a two week furlough before I get sent to my next job for the army. Instead I’m getting out on account of so many wives and kids. Some time around December. (Then I can hit you up for work. I’ll be a real genuine legal World War Two veteran.) Today I’m in 5 months. Gosh. Don’t seem that long ago does it? I’ve not let my spring run down any since I’m here. I didn’t do any professional appearances, but played plenty in the barracks and met a well needed rest. The little vacation has sobered and pepped me up considerable and caused my guitar to play better. I’ve turned out to date (12) twelve more personal experience ballads taken from the most hottest spots in the war. Two or three I am pretty sure you will like, and several you will back over in the corner to shy away from…What will the number of my ballads be by the time I get back I do not know. The stories are all factual war experiences and I worked from papers and magazines. You may remember the lady Doctor Betty that had eight brothers and sisters all doctors and a deathbed request from their old father, a coal company doctor, ‘Don’t ever let these coal town people down.’ Well, the tale you’ll hear soon enough.” In fine condition. Two years after beginning his prolific recording career with Moe Asch at Folkways, Guthrie was drafted into the army and sent to Scott Field in Illinois. Deeply lonely, he found solace in writing—both letters to his friends and his soon-to-be wife Marjorie, and new “personal experience ballads taken from the most hottest spots in the war.” An extraordinary letter combining his difficult war-time years and his crucial relationship with the recording studio that helped build his career. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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The esteemed composer’s performance-used baton 671. Johnny Green. Songwriter and musical arranger (1908–1989) who

was in charge of several successful MGM film musicals, winning Oscars for Easter Parade and An American in Paris. Green’s performance-used conducting baton, measuring 14.5˝ long, constructed of wood with a cork grip. Nicely mounted and framed with two unsigned publicity photos to an overall size of 21 x 17. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Thanking Winchell for a gossip column retraction that described her disappearance at ‘four o’clock in the morning, drunker than a Lord’ 672. 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. TLS, one page, 7.5 x 9.5, July 15, 1945. Letter to Walter Winchell. In part: “I can’t find the proper words to express my gratitude to you for the follow-up item which you printed about me. It certainly proves that the bigger they are, the nicer they are. It has already gone a long way toward clearing up the trouble the original item caused, I’ll never forget you for this kindness…I, of course, originally believed my letter to you was the cause. Shortly afterward, one of the publicity men in New York contacted me and claimed he was responsible for it. Can this be true?” Beautifully triple-clothmatted and framed with a portrait of the singer to an overall size of 21 x 17.75. In fine condition. Accompanied by a TLS from Al Rylander at Columbia Pictures from the original source of the story, in part: “her mother had called and said she had not been home for a few days…found that Jimmy Dorsey was the last one to see her and that he had put her in a cab about four o’clock in the morning, drunker than a Lord…About three days later she showed up, refusing to tell anyone where she had been. It was then that I found this was a frequent occurrence with her.” The original piece was published in the Daily Mirror and contained this account of how Holiday had drunkenly disappeared for several days. An amazing, extremely rare example—this is the first typed letter we have offered—associated with Holiday’s personal struggles and attempts to control her public image. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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“Stay as fine as you are” 673. Billie Holiday. Legend-

ary 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. Signed book: Lady Sings the Blues. First edition, later printing. NY: Doubleday, 1956. Hardcover with dust jacket, 5.75 x 8.5, 250 pages. Signed and inscribed vertically on the second free end page, “For Don & Dorothy, Stay as fine as you are, Billie Holiday.” Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG-/ VG. Signed copies of Holiday’s memoirs are difficult to find, especially in first editions.Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

674. Musicians.

Collection of four items, each signed by a distinguished musician, including: Cole Porter (SP), Alan Jay Lerner (SP), Virgil Thomson (AMQS), and Howard Hanson (SP). In overall fine condition. More comprehensive descriptions of each item are available online at RRAuction.com. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Recuperating in Texas, “Miss Janis Lyn Joplin” writes to her boyfriend in the summer of ’65 675. Janis Joplin. Hand-

addressed mailing envelope, 6 x 4, addressed by Joplin to, “Mr. Peter de Blanc / c/o Boutilier / 58 W. 75th St. / New York, 23, N.Y / 10023,” and notated at the top “Air Mail!” Reverse bears Joplin’s return address, which includes her full signature, “Miss Janis Lyn Joplin / 3130 Lombardy / Port Arthur, Tex.” Envelope also bears an August 22, 1965, Port Arthur, Texas, postmark. In fine condition, with a bit of scattered light soiling. The recipient of this envelope was Joplin’s boyfriend, Peter de Blanc, to whom Joplin wrote often during a part of 1965 with aspirations of eventual marriage. Items signed with the psychedelic rocker’s full signature are extremely scarce. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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“I’ve been practising the recorder and now I can play G, A, B, C, C#, D & E! Gee, aren’t I great!” 676. Janis Joplin. ALS signed “Love, Janis,” six pages, 5.75 x 8, August 28, [1965]. Letter to her boyfriend Peter de Blanc. In part: “I don’t know what I’m trying to prove—second letter today…but I have news: we now have a third car—a light green Volkswagon! It’s really nice, Laura & I have been hopping around all day in it. We drove up to Beaumont to see what my grade s were — B’s!! Thank you, thank you…I’ve been practising the recorder and now I can play G, A, B, C, C#, D & E! Gee, aren’t I great! One thing I don’t quite understand—perhaps you can explain to me… how do these #’s and [music note]—do you have to remember all the way through what lines were marked at the beginning? Or do they put the little signs right in front of the note they want altered? In theory, I’m not so hot, I guess, but I am practising. Sigh, we could play such beautiful duets together…You know Peter, it’s really great—we’re still making it. I mean, we’re apart & still love each other. I really do love you more each day. We’ll probably really make it—through any kind of troubles, I mean—we just keep trying. I really love you baby, and I intend to keep trying no matter what (practically…) cause it’s really worth it. I’ve never been happy before, you know, ever. And now I am, because of you and well it’s just worth it. We should make it…I was lying looking out the window & listening to the trains last night. Just like I was 4 and awed with the world again. Nice.” In very fine condition. A desperate intervention by her friends in San Francisco sent Joplin back to her home of Port Arthur in 1965. She avoided drugs and alcohol, enrolled as an anthropology major at Lamar University in nearby Beaumont, Texas, and commuted to Austin to perform solo, accompanying herself on guitar. During this period, she wrote de Blanc frequently, as she struggled to balance her desires for a peaceful private existence with her passion for the rock and roll lifestyle. Unfortunately, after formally asking her family’s permission to marry her, de Blanc broke off the engagement, left the bay area, and relocated back to New York in 1966; Joplin returned to San Francisco in June of that year and joined Big Brother. A very hopeful and optimistic letter as Joplin continued on her road to sobriety and hopes of settling down. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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Pretty Green shoes from the eccentric Oasis frontman 677. Oasis: Liam Gallagher. A pair

of Liam Gallagher’s personally owned shoes. Beige shoes, by Pretty Green (Gallagher’s own designer label), are each signed in black felt tip, “Liam Gallagher.” In fine condition. Shoes were originally acquired from a charity auction in Great Britain, and come in their original reusable fabric gift wrap. A very unusual format from the Oasis vocalist, a notoriously difficult signer. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The lyricist’s well-used backgammon board

678. Cole Porter. Porter’s personally-owned and -used portable

backgammon board which folds to 22 x 14 x 2, hinged on one side with a clasp on the other, with “Cole Porter” imprinted in silver on the top. The game board features red and black points. Includes the brown canvas carrying case, with a leather patch impressed with “Cole Porter” sewn to the front flap. In very good condition, with one of the hinges detached from the board and general wear to board and carrying case, suggesting frequent use. Porter loved to gamble and play backgammon so much that it even inspired the line of lyrics, ‘For the fortune I lost when you taught me backgammon,’ in his 1934 song ‘Thank You So Much Missus Lowsborough-Goodby.’ A previous owner, Porter’s cousin Louise Cole Schmitt, once related a story about how she and the composer bet pieces of candy during their games of backgammon. RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Fully-signed 1975 single

679.

Queen.

Elektra 45 rpm record of ‘Love of My Life/Now I’m Here,’ signed on the front of the sleeve in blue and black felt tip by Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor, and John Deacon. In very good condition, with scattered creases and partial separation to one edge of the sleeve, and moderate contrast to signatures. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

680. Bonnie Raitt. RIAA

floater-style gold record sales award presented to Nathan M. Weiss, “to commemorate the sale of more than 500,000 copies of the…long-playing record album ‘Sweet Forgiveness.’” Disc is in its original gold-painted frame with its plaque and color reproduction album art, and retains its original backing and Creative Glassics label affixed to the bottom edge. In fine condition. Award originates from the estate of renowned music and entertainment attorney Nathan Weiss. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

681. Rodgers and Hammerstein. Signed

book: Allegro: A Musical Play. First edition. NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1948. Hardcover, 5 x 7.5, 157 pages. Signed on the first free end page by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. Autographic condition: owner’s bookplate affixed to signed page, a bit of mild toning, and pencil notations to top and bottom of signed page, otherwise fine condition. Book condition: VG/None. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Dreamy Elvis portrait issued in conjunction with the release of Jailhouse Rock 682. Elvis Presley.

Handsome vintage image of Presley posing casually in a striped jacket, surrounded by a border of guitars, musical notes, and hearts, on the inside of an 8 x 10 cover of Presley’s 1957 Photo Folio, signed in blue ballpoint. Reverse (which is the front cover) bears an additional red fountain pen “Elvis Presley” done in an unknown hand. In fine condition. Accompanied by a copy of a letter of provenance from the widow of Jerry Ledford, Elvis’s Second Lieutenant while at Fort Hood, stating that her husband was in the Army and assigned to basic training at Fort Hood at the same time Elvis was there, and that he occasionally helped to ‘smuggle’ Elvis off of the base in an effort to evade fans and paparazzi; near the end of his training, Elvis signed pages of a souvenir photo booklet for them. Issued in 1957, the folio was used to promote Presley’s upcoming film Jailhouse Rock. A superlative portrait of the young rock and roll icon. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Choice set of original Stones signatures 683. Rolling Stones.

Vintage ballpoint signatures of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Bill Wyman, and Charlie Watts on an offwhite 6.25 x 8 sheet. In fine condition, with central horizontal and vertical folds and some light diagonal creases, some of which pass through small portions of signatures, and some scattered light toning, not detracting from the appearance of the bold signatures. Accompanied by a vintage unsigned 6 x 7.5 publicity photo of the group. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Enormous signed Stones 2002 Licks art 684. Rolling Stones. Colorful limited edition 39.5 x 19

print for the Stones Licks 2002–2003 World Tour, numbered #157/1000, signed in black felt tip by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, and Charlie Watts. Also signed in black felt tip by the artist. Rolled and in fine condition, with a bit of light haloing to Watts’s signature. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

685. Rolling Stones. Choice vintage ballpoint signatures of Mick Jagger, Brian Jones, and Charlie Watts on an off-white 3 x 4.5 lightly-lined notepad sheet; and their Big Hits (High Tide and Green Grass) album signed on the front cover in black felt tip by Keith Richards and Bill Wyman. In overall fine condition. The record is included. An excellent full set of Stones signatures in superb condition. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

686. Rolling Stones. Vintage ink and felt tip signatures

of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Bill Wyman, and Charlie Watts on individual 3 x 1.75 colored album pages, with Richards and Jones back-to-back. Signatures are still housed in their original hardcover autograph album. In fine condition. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 220 | March 12, 2014 | CONTEMPORARY MUSIC


Scarce combination of American legends 687. Frank Sinatra and LeRoy Neiman.

688. Frank Sinatra. Vintage foun-

Exceptional limited edition 17 x 26 print entitled ‘Sinatra in Concert,’ numbered 29/300, signed in the lower left in felt tip by Sinatra, and in the lower right in pencil by Neiman. Matted and framed to an overall size of 25 x 37. A central horizontal crease, otherwise fine condition. Oversized. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

tain pen signature, “Frank Sinatra,” on a pink 5.75 x 4.5 album page. In fine condition, with signature subtly faded from previous display. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

689. Frank Sinatra. Ball-

point signature, “Frank Sinatra,” on an off-white 5 x 3 card. Uniform toning over signature from previous display, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by an unsigned vintage glossy 8 x 10 Columbia Records publicity photo of a young Sinatra. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Impressive, fully-signed promotional poster 690. U2. Color 29 x 19 promotional poster for U2’s Best of 1980–1990 album,

signed in black felt tip, “Bono,” “Edge,” “Larry,” and “Adam Clayton.” Photo is affixed to an identical size piece of foamcore. In fine condition. Beautiful signatures, with three measuring at least 6˝ long. Oversized. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Fully-signed publicity photo from the acclaimed The Joshua Tree 691. U2. Rare 10 x 8 cardstock publicity photo of the band originally photographed

for their 1987 album The Joshua Tree, signed in black ballpoint, “Bono 89,” “Edge,” “Adam Clayton,” and “Larry.” A few creases, otherwise fine condition. Widely considered the band’s best album, The Joshua Tree featured modern classics such as ‘With or Without You,’ ‘I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For,’ and ‘Where the Streets Have No Name’—a superb photo from the band in their prime. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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692. U2. War cassette tape cover, measuring 6.5 x 4 opened, signed in blue ballpoint by Bono, Edge, and Adam Clayton. In very good condition, with a couple mild stains and moderate brushing to the Edge and Adam signatures. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

White-matte RIAA awards for two of Taylor’s most successful offerings 693. James Taylor. Two white-matte RIAA gold record sales awards, both presented to Nathan Weiss: one to commemorate the sale of one million dollars worth of Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon, matted with its plaque and a small reproduction of the album art, housed in its original 17.5 x 21.5, and retaining its original backing with the New York Frame & Picture Co. label affixed near the top; and one for the sale of one million copies of his single, ‘You’ve Got a Friend,’ housed in its original 13 x 17 frame, with no backing. Accompanied by two 13.25 x 21.25 posters for his 1970 concert at Carnegie Hall. Dampstaining to bottom of the LP mat, as well as fading to album art and mild toning to mat; single award has a loose plaque and toning to mat, otherwise very good condition. Awards originate from the estate of renowned music and entertainment attorney Nathan Weiss. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Choice early Yardbirds signatures with Clapton 694. The Yardbirds. Great set of vintage ballpoint signatures, “Yardbirds, To Jean, Keith Relf,” “Eric Clapton,” “Jim McCarty,” “Chris Dreja,” and “Paul Samwell-Smith,” on a light blue 4.5 x 3.75 album page. A light block of toning over several of the signatures, with a heavier area of tape toning to left edge which could be easily matted out, otherwise fine condition. A fantastic set of signatures dating from 1963-65, featuring the first of the band’s legendary guitarists. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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695. The Who. Vintage 40 x 53 tour poster for The Who’s 1973 North

American tour, featuring a large ‘Fallout Shelter’ design. In very good condition, with scattered creases and noticeable edge chips and tears. Accompanied by a crew pass. The tour was in support of their newly released Quadrophenia album and only consisted of 12 shows, beginning on November 20, 1973, and ending on December 6, 1973. This brief tour meant that these posters were printed in limited supply—estimated at around 200—and because of their large size and fragile nature, few examples have survived. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Daltrey stage-worn shirt from their triumphant ’76 US tour 696. The Who: Roger Daltrey. One of Daltrey’s stageworn shirts, from The Who’s 1976 US tour. Bright green three-quarter sleeve ‘football-style’ jersey has yellow and white stripes at the shoulders, with letters affixed to the front spelling out “Fillmore East,” and a “1” affixed to the reverse. Signed on the front underneath the collar in black felt tip by Daltrey. Shirt was originally obtained during a charity auction to benefit the Teenage Cancer Trust, and is accompanied by the original auction listing which has two images of Daltrey in the shirt, including one with Keith Moon and Pete Townshend. In fine condition, with a couple of small holes to left sleeve. A great piece of rock and roll memorabilia from the absolute peak of the band’s powerful live performances, and their last full tour with Moon. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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698. 10cc

699. 60s Rock

700. ABBA

701. ABBA

702. Peter Amft: B. B. King

703. Andrews Sisters

704. The Animals

705. Louis Armstrong

706. Asia

707. Average White Band

708. Beach Boys

709. Beatles: Yoko Ono

710. Beatles: Ringo Starr

711. Beatles: Ringo Starr

712. Beatles: Ringo Starr

713. Leonard Bernstein

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714. Boomtown Rats

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717. The Clash: Mick Jones

719. Elvis Costello and The Attractions

720. Coverdale and Page

721. Cream

722. Deep Purple

723. Deep Purple

724. Fats Domino

725. Duran Duran

726. Duran Duran

727. Duke Ellington

728. Duke Ellington

729. Emerson, Lake, and Palmer

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718. Sam Cooke MB $200

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715. Bread

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716. The Cars

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730. Emerson, Lake, and Palmer

731. Bill Evans

732. W. C. Handy

734. Heavy Metal

735. Michael Jackson

736. Michael Jackson

737. Michael Jackson

738. Michael Jackson

739. Jethro Tull

740. Jethro Tull

741. Elton John

742. Quincy Jones

743. Quincy Jones

744. B. B. King

745. The Kinks

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746. KISS

747. KISS

748. Madonna

749. Metallica

750. Metallica

751. Metallica

752. Moody Blues

753. Musicians

754. Musicians

755. Musicians

756. Musicians MB $200

757. Pink Floyd: Roger Waters

760. The Ramones

761. Lou Reed

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758. The Ramones MB $200

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766. Simon and Garfunkel

767. Nina Simone

768. Phil Spector

769. Dusty Springfield

770. Cat Stevens

771. Velvet Underground

772. Wham!

773. Yes

774. Yes

775. Neil Young

776. Neil Young

777. Neil Young

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classic entertainment 780. Actors and Actresses. Excel-

783. Actors and Actresses.

lent collection of four photos, all roughly 3.5 x 5.5, each signed by a notable actor or actress, including: Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier, Noel Coward, Billie Burke, and John Gielgud. In overall fine condition. More comprehensive descriptions of each item are available online at RRAuction. com. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Desirable collection of six photos of various sizes, each signed by a notable actor or actress, including: Cedric Hardwicke, Cesar Romero, Neil Hamilton, Ann Sothern, Bette Davis, and Ralph Forbes. In overall very good to fine condition. More comprehensive descriptions of each item are available online at RRAuction.com. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

781. Actors and Actresses. Lovely collec-

tion of five signed photos, all roughly 8 x 10, each signed by a notable actor or actress, including: Ethel Merman, Helen Morgan, Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, and Queenie Smith. In overall fine condition. More comprehensive descriptions of each item are available online at RRAuction.com. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

782. Actors and Actresses.

Outstanding collection of twelve photos of various sizes, each signed by a different notable actor or actress, including: Irene Bordoni, Tallulah Bankhead, Neil Hamilton, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Helen Hayes, Gladys Cooper, Ethel Merman, Leon Errol, Desi Arnaz, Ed Wynn, Dick Powell, and Ann Pennington. Accompanied by an additional TLS from Neil Hamilton. In overall fine condition. More comprehensive descriptions of each item are available online at RRAuction.com. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

784. Josephine Baker. Lovely vintage 3.75 x 5 head-and-shoulders postcard photo, signed in fountain pen, “Josephine Baker, 1929.” Beautifully double-matted and framed under museum conservation glass with another image of Baker to an overall size of 16.5 x 14. In fine condition, with slight brushing and irregular adhesion to signature. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

786. Josephine Baker.

Vintage fountain pen signature, “Avec mes meilleurs souveniere, Jospehine Baker, Nice, 1932,” on an off-white 7 x 4.25 sheet, also signed by her manager, and reported lover, Pepito Abatino. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Seductive image of the ‘Black Venus’ signed while visiting Yugoslavia 786. Josephine Baker. Titillating

vintage 3.5 x 5.5 postcard photo of the scantily clad Baker in feathers from the Folies Bergere, signed in fountain pen, “Josephine Baker, Belgrade, 1929.” In fine condition, with a crease to lower right corner tip. A beautifully signed image, capturing the essence of what made Baker a sensation all over Europe. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

788. Sarah Bernhardt. Vintage 4.25 x 6.25 cabinet photo of Bernhardt with several tears running down her cheek by W. and D. Downey Studios of London, signed and inscribed on the image in black ink, and dated 1921. In fine condition, with trimmed top edge, mounting remnants to reverse, and a few trivial tack holes to top corners. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

789. Edwin Booth. Re-

nowned American Shakespearean actor (1833–1893) and brother of Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth. Uncommon original 4.25 x 6.5 cabinet photo of Booth in a corduroy suit, neatly signed on the mount in black ink. Published by B. J. Falk of New York. In fine condition, with a noticeable surface mark near his eye. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Fantastic portrait in costume, larger than typically seen 787. Sarah Bernhardt. Vin-

tage glossy 6 x 9 photo of Bern hardt dressed in an elaborate outfit, signed and inscribed in black ink, “For J. Willis Sayre, Souvenir de Sarah Bernhardt, 1918.” In fine condition, with various creases to edges and tack holes to corners. Sayre was a notable journalist and arts critic in the Seattle area during the first half of the 20th century. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Choice signatures of the Casablanca stars 790. Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. Vintage

fountain pen signatures, “Humphrey Bogart,” and “Ingrid Bergman,” on individual off-white 2.75 x 2 cards. In fine condition, with a trivial brush to Bergman’s signature. A soughtafter pairing of the two Casablanca stars. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


Bogie drags on a Chesterfield while being sheared for the screen 791. Humphrey Bogart. Terrific vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 photo of Bogart smoking a Chesterfield as he sits in a director-style chair having his hair cut, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “For Ramiro, Many thanks, Humphrey Bogart.” A pencil notation on the reverse reads, “Paramount—Sabrina,” dating the photo to circa 1953–1954. Attractively matted and framed to an overall size of 13.25 x 15.25. In very fine condition. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. The everdwindling supply of signed Bogart images, one-of-a-kind pose, and beautifully penned signature make this an immensely desirable piece. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Impressive guest book signed by well over 100 celebrities, including rarities such as Jayne Mansfield and Sam Cooke

792. Celebrities. Vintage white hardcover guest book, 8.5 x 6.5, signed inside by numerous stars and celebrities, most dated between

1964 and 1968, all pages signed on both sides. Signers include: Marty Allen, Woody Allen, Fran Allison, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Burt Bacharach, Bil Baird, Kaye Ballard, Ed Begley, Milton Berle, Shelley Berman, Theodore Bikel, Claire Bloom, Connie Boswell, Godfrey Cambridge, Al Capp, Kitty Carlisle, Peggy Cass, Jack Cassidy, Chubby Checker, Sam Cooke, Bill Cosby, Olivia de Havilland, Hugh Downs, Peter Finch, Peter Fonda, Annette Funicello, Joe Garagiola, Lillian Gish, Merv Griffin, Julie Harris, June Havoc, Helen Hayes, Florence Henderson, Harry Hershfield, Celeste Holm, Sally Ann Howes, Fannie Hurst, Anne Jackson, Sam Jaffe, Anne Jeffreys, Van Johnson, Candy Jones, Sam Kaye, Al Kelly, Eartha Kitt, Alan Jay Lerner, Liberace (2), Jayne Mansfield, Raymond Massey, Robert L. May, Ruth McDevitt, Robert Merrill, Rita Moreno, Barry Nelson, Hugh O’Brian, Fess Parker, Itzhak Perlman, Roberta Peters, Tom Poston, Stephanie Powers, Paula Prentiss, Robert Preston, Charles Nelson Reilly, Quentin Reynolds, Joan Rivers, Steve Rossi, Nipsey Russell, Robert Ryan, Artie Shaw, Robert Taylor, Y. A. Tittle, Robert Vaughn, Gore Vidal, Eli Wallach, Jesse White, Josh White, Shelley Winters, Gig Young, and Henny Youngman. In overall fine condition. An extraordinary mix of sought-after entertainers from the mid-1960s. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Scarce portrait of the reclusive silent film icon 793. Louise Brooks. Legendary screen actress of the silent era (1906–1985) whose brief but successful career ended with her retirement from show business in 1931. Mattefinish 4.75 x 3.5 photo of Brooks and her cat, signed and inscribed on the reverse in black ballpoint, “To Jimmie—with love—Louise, Christmas 1979,” adding her full signature and address in the upper left corner, “Louise Brooks, 1964 Rochester NY.” In very fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

794. Charlie and Oona Chaplin. FDC with a cachet honoring Eugene O’Neill, signed in blue felt tip “Charles Chaplin,” and in blue ink, “Oona Chaplin.” In very fine condition. Accompanied by an unsigned glossy 8 x 10 photo of Chaplin as ‘The Tramp.’ Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The Little Tramp shares a laugh with co-star Mabel Normand

795. Charlie Chaplin. Nostalgic

vintage glossy 10 x 8 publicity photo of Chaplin as the Little Tramp, and Mabel Normand from one of their various films together, as featured in the 1960 documentary, When Comedy Was King, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Beatrice, Charlie Chaplin.” A light area of toning to the bottom edge, some light surface marks, and a bit of a grainy appearance, otherwise fine condition. Featuring a crisp and clean signature, this image captures a lighthearted moment between Chaplin and the tragic actress. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Choice Cooper portrait from his 1951 comedy You’re in the Navy Now 796. Gary Cooper. Exceptional

Glamorous Hurrell portrait from the Academy Award-winning Grand Hotel

vintage mattefinish 8 x 10 photo of Cooper as he appeared in You’re in the Navy Now, signed and inscribed in fountain pen “To E l e a n o r, w i t h thanks, Gary Cooper.” In fine condition. Released in 1951 by Twentieth Century Fox, the comedy You’re in the Navy Now starred Gary Cooper as a new officer at the start of World War II, hoping for exciting duties at sea but instead finding himself assigned to an experimental project destined for failure. A handsome and well-preserved photo from one of Cooper’s more light-hearted roles. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

797. Joan Crawf o r d . Vintage

glossy 8 x 10 fulllength MGM publicity photo of Crawford as Flaemchen from the 1932 film Grand Hotel, identified as having been taken by George Hurrell, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “For Lois from Joan Crawford.” MGM’s printed caption is on the reverse. In fine condition, with a couple of small corner tip creases and a bit of mild spotting to finish. Signed photos from this time in Crawford’s career are easily the most sought after by collectors and are getting increasingly difficult to find. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Making a pitch to Bette Davis to star alongside de Havilland: “The switch is that you would be the Good Woman and Olivia the Doxie” 798. George Cukor. TLS signed “George,” one onionskin page, 8.5 x 11, February 26, 1963. Letter to Bette Davis. In part: “Congratulations on your nomination—your tenth, no less. It certainly proves the Rochester Method pays off. I am functioning as a Friend of Friends. One friend, DeWitt Bodeen, is a very nice man and a good screen writer, whose last effort was ‘Billy Budd.’ He is presently negotiating for the rights of a novella by Edith Wharton called ‘Her Son.’…He has asked me to send it to you…He thinks it would make a bang picture for you and Olivia de Havilland. The switch is that you would be the Good Woman and Olivia the Doxie…I spoke to Olivia. She said that no time be wasted in getting the book to you because you were presently making Big Decisions in New York.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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799. Michael Curtiz. TLS signed “Mike,” one page, 5.25 x 8.5, Paramount Pictures Corporation letterhead, June 4, 1957. Letter of thanks to Cleo Ronson. In full: “Thank you very much for your very, very charming letter and your article, which is very tender. Sorry I couldn’t see you when you called. Hope I will be able to quite soon.” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

802. Sergei Eisenstein.

Sammy’s SAG medical card 800. Sammy Davis, Jr. Da-

vis’s Screen Actors Guild surgical and major medical benefits card, 3.25 x 2.25, signed on the front in black felt tip by Davis, adding his Social Security number to the left. In fine condition, with expected wear and creasing. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Revolutionary Soviet Russian film director and film theorist (1898– 1948) noted in particular for his silent films Strike, Battleship Potemkin, and October, as well as historical epics Alexander Nevsky and Ivan the Terrible. ANS in German, one page, 5.75 x 4.75, no date. Brief note to costume designer, Lidia Naumova. In full (translated): “To Lidia Ivanovna Naumov from S. M. Eisenstein (Unfortunately point 2 wholly applies for the collars as well).” Matted and framed with an image of Eisenstein to an overall size of 11.25 x 16.25. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Extremely rare portrait signed by Frankenstein’s Burgomaster 803. Frankenstein: Lionel Belmore. Eng-

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

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lish character actor (1867-1953) best remembered as the huffy-puffy Herr Vogel the Burgomaster in Frankenstein. Scarce vintage glossy 7.25 x 9 p h o t o , si g n e d and inscribed in fountain pen “To Miss Mabelle Duffy, Cordially & Always, Lionel Belmore, 7-21-20.” In fine condition, with slightly trimmed edges and some show-through from notation along top edge of reverse. Any autographic material from Belmore is quite uncommon, with this being just the third signed photo we have ever offered. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


Fabulous archive of over 60 letters spanning three decades, from the serious to humorous to raunchy 804. Joan Fontaine. Massive archive of correspondence from Fontaine to Rose Mula, consisting of 60 ALSs on various stationery, postcards, and personal note cards, two TLSs, a signed photo, and 26 holiday cards for occasions like Christmas and Valentine’s Day, dating from June 1975 to January 2000, with additional birthday cards extending into 2010; most items are intimately signed “Joan,” with a few signed “JF” and “Joan F.” Also included are some of the original letters to Fontaine, to which she has added various comments, notes, and replies, often quite humorous. One such letter from Mula comments on Gone With the Wind, in part (with Mula’s typed letter in brackets): “[Re Olivia is she actually writing her memoirs] For the last 30 years! [And do you think she really is buried in fan mail?] Unanswered—for the last 30 years… Keep the laffs comin’!” In a lengthy autograph note, Fontaine pens an ‘article’ entitled “School Motto: ‘Oral Sex is Talking About It,’” in part: “We are pleased that you have contacted the Lewinsky School of Linguistics…We recommend you purchase a two-scoop ice cream cone…Next your whole endeavor s to keep the cone from dripping. In order to do this the tongue is gently applied…Yet there is the every-day hum-drum circular motion frequently known as the ‘missionary mastication.’” In another, Fontaine writes, “From the tenor of your letter I suspect you have lied too-sheltered a life and your malady arises from a deep-seated sense of guilt, frustration and disappointment…I suggest the following: Purchase a two-piece red sweat suit and have the message below stenciled on the front: [affixed newspaper clipping: ‘I’m Still A Virgin’]. Drop in, occasionally, at your local singles bar. Soon, I believe, you will be sleeping like a top and with a smile on your face.” In another, she references the characters in the classic film Rebecca: “The Bronxville maid was ‘I’ de Winter. You found Rebecca’s closet. Maxim’s shaving brush—and Mrs. Danvers’ is in the attic.” Many of Fontaine’s letters are affixed to scrapbook pages with photocopies of any other pages affixed to the opposing side. The archive also contains retained copies of Mula’s letters to Fontaine, providing complete context for Fontaine’s letters. In addition, there are candid photos of Mula’s trip to California to visit Fontaine, including a photo of her holding her friend’s Academy Award, as well as photos of Fontaine’s gardens. In overall fine condition. Mula was first introduced to Fontaine as a young girl in 1940, enthralled by her performance on the big screen as Mrs. de Winter in Alfred Hitchcock’s classic Rebecca. It wasn’t, however, until decades later that she got to meet the idol of her childhood in person, when Fontaine arrived in New England in 1975 to star in Cactus Flower at Chateau de Ville, a small theatre chain that Mula managed. The two stuck a remarkable friendship, visiting each other several times, speaking on the phone, and—clearly—exchanging letters. Though she was at first awed to be corresponding with ‘Joan Fontaine! Movie Star!’ Mula soon forgot about Fontaine’s celebrity status and began to think of her as simply Joan, her treasured friend—charming, generous, unpretentious, and hilarious. A superb, one-of-a-kind grouping of correspondence rich with fascinating tidbits, stories, quips, and jokes that provide great insight into Fontaine’s magnetic personality and the inner workings of a close friendship. RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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805. Judy Garland. ALS signed

“Judy,” one page, lightly-lined, 5 x 8, no date. Love letter to her husband Sidney Luft. In full: “You were so sound asleep, I was afraid to kiss for fear of waking you. But I kiss you with my heart. Thank you for giving your family such a lovely Easter. Your love surrounded each of us and made us feel so warm and wanted and secure. God bless your big fat heart. I really adore you.” In fine condition, with some mild toning along edges. Luft and Garland married in 1952, his second and her third, and they had two children together. Luft is credited for keeping Garland working in television and concerts, and for setting the stage for Garland’s comeback film, A Star Is Born, by securing financing and facilities from Warner Bros. A heartfelt and playful letter from the couple’s happier times together. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Handsome portrait of one of Hollywood’s classic leading men 806. Cary Grant. Vintage

matte-finish 8 x 10 photo, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To George Blake, Cordially, Cary Grant.” In fine condition, with a stray “T” under signature. A superb, crystal-clear image of the actor in his prime. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Oversized color photo in her iconic role as Scarlett

807. Gone With the Wind: Vivien Leigh. Color vintage 9 x

11.75 magazine photo from the March 23, 1940, issue of Picturegoer and Film Weekly, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “Angela, with best wishes, Vivien Leigh.” Several small tears to left edge, some scattered light creasing, moderate contrast to inscription, and some light contrast to signature, otherwise fine condition. One of Hollywood’s most uncommon and desirable signed photographs in any form. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

808. Gone With the Wind: Clark Gable. Personal check, 8.25 x 3.5, filled out in type and signed by Gable, payable to Jean Garceau for $122.20, March 8, 1955. In fine condition, with cancellation holes next to signature. Garceau was Carole Lombard’s secretary until her death in 1942, then served as Gable’s secretary. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


Superlative portrait of Kris Kringle

Stunning photo as the femme-fatale Gilda

809. Edmund Gwenn. Fabulous

and desirable vintage matte-finish 3.25 x 5.5 photo of Gwenn in his memorable role in Miracle on 34th Street, signed in fountain pen. In fine condition. A simply gorgeous photo of the only actor to have won an Academy Award for playing the role of Santa Claus. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

811. Rita Hayworth. Vintage glossy 10 x 8 photo of Hayworth as

Gilda, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Sterling, Regards, Rita Hayworth.” Scattered light creases and surface marks, primarily to background, otherwise fine condition. A stunning portrait from her most famous role. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

Roman Holiday portrait signed by Peck and Hepburn, the film’s Academy Award-winning breakout star

810. Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck. Vintage glossy 10 x

8 Paramount Pictures promotional photo for Roman Holiday, signed later in black felt tip by Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck. In fine condition. An uncommon dual-signed photo from Hepburn’s first starring role, which earned her an Academy Award for Best Actress in 1953. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

812. Audrey Hepburn. Glossy 7 x 9.5 Warner Bros. promotional photo of Hepburn and Rex Harrison for My Fair Lady, signed in black felt tip by Hepburn. In very good to fine condition, with trimmed edges and a crease to right side. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Roman Holiday magazine cover that spawned the ‘Hepburn’ look 813. Audrey Hepburn. Magazine cover

from the September 7, 1953, issue of Time magazine, featuring a Boris Chaliapin portrait of Hepburn, signed in the lower right corner in blue ink. Two horizontal mailing folds, some scattered creases, and a mailing label affixed to lower left, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

Rare, vivid color Bull portrait of the Hollywood icon

814. Katharine Hepburn. Gorgeous color-tinted vintage matte-

finish 8 x 10 Clarence Sinclair Bull photo, with well-done hand-tinted accents to Hepburn’s lips and eyes, signed across the bottom in fountain pen. Photo has also been professionally cleaned. Aforementioned professional cleaning resulting in portions of the signature being very light, but mostly legible, some mild rippling to top edge, and color slightly bleeding into borders, otherwise fine condition. A scarce and absolutely stunning uninscribed example by one of Hollywood’s ‘Golden Age’ photographers. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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

816. Katharine Hepburn. ALS signed “Kath,” one page, 8.5 x 11, personal letterhead, April 19, 1968. Letter to her friend Emily Pierson. In part: “What a letter—Can’t get over the things & feelings in families—No wonder the down tries [sic] are so crazy—People certainly do odd things…Have you read about Bob & all his work for McCarthy—He’s won—Very thrilled—Much love from this land of endless flowers.” In fine condition, with central horizontal and vertical folds, and a few scattered light brushes, one to last letter of signature. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


817. Alfred Hitchcock.

Pearl-finish 11 x 13.75 photo of Hitchcock looking over his shoulder, nicely signed in white artist’s pencil. Rippling to bottom edge, a couple circular impressions under signature and a few scattered light surface marks, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

819. Leslie Howard. Vintage

program photo of Howard from a production of Hamlet, trimmed to a size of 6.75 x 9, signed in the lower border in fountain pen. Trimmed edges, a few trivial edge tears and dings, and a bit of scattered light toning and foxing, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by an unsigned program from Petrified Forest. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

820. Boris Karloff. Vin-

tage matte-finish 5 x 7 photo of Karloff sitting in the shadows, a pipe clenched in his mouth, signed in fountain pen, “Sincerely, Boris Karloff.” In fine condition. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Foreshadowing his award-winning role

Ominous portrait of Karloff as Mord the Executioner 821. Boris Karloff. Intimidating

818. William Holden. Highly regarded American actor (1918–1981) who won the 1954 Academy Award for Best Actor in Stalag 17. Vintage matte-finish 9.5 x 8 photo of Holden during World War II, wearing his army uniform and sitting on a stoop, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Tony—All my best—Bill Holden.” In fine condition. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from JSA. Consignor notes that this was originally obtained by his uncle, who served in the same unit as Holden. A unique, early photo of the actor during the war—an especially appropriate image, as his Oscar-winning role was as an American airman detained as a prisoner of war. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

vintage glossy 8 x 10 Universal publicity photo of Karloff as Mord the Executioner in Tower of London, signed in fountain pen. Some scattered light creases, heavier along top edge, show-through from bold notations on reverse, ink notation to top left corner, and some tape remnants to reverse edges, otherwise fine condition. A great portrait of one of Karloff’s more frightening characters. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) www.RRAuction.com | 239


822. Laurel a n d H a r d y.

825. Vivien Leigh.

Vintage fountain pen signature and inscription, “Thank you Sheila! Stan Laurel,” and a ballpoint signature, “Oliver Hardy,” on a gray-and-white marbled 5.25 x 4 album page, with a small color caricature of the pair affixed near the top of the page. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

TLS, one page, 5.5 x 7, personal letterhead, November 9, 1954. Letter of thanks for a birthday card. In full: “How very kind of you to remember my birthday; thank you very much indeed for your charming card.” In fine condition, with some slight toning along central horizontal fold. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

823. Vivien Leigh. Gorgeous

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

Studio portrait from Leigh’s second Academy Award–winning performance 824. Vivien Leigh. Vin-

tage glossy 8 x 10 Warner Bros. promotional photo of Leigh for A Streetcar Named Desire, signed in blue ballpoint. In very good condition, with a few small repaired edge tears,and scattered creases, mainly to edges and corners. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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826. Groucho Marx. Vintage

pearl-finish 10 x 8 MGM publicity photo of Groucho, Harpo, and Chico sporting cowboy hats for their film Go West, signed later in black felt tip, “Groucho.” In fine condition, with a few scattered light creases as well as a few spots of light discoloration, including a couple to Chico’s facial area. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

827. Anna Pavlova. Russian-

born prima ballerina (1881–1931) who won international fame for her exquisite interpretations of classical roles. Vintage semi-glossy 5.25 x 4.5 photo of Pavlova sitting in the grass with a swan in her lap, signed in fountain pen. Double-matted to an overall size of 10 x 7.5. In fine condition, with a few light creases and surface impressions. Neat association with Pavlova and her most famous role. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


Stunning candid photo of the starlet entertaining the troops in Korea 828. Marilyn Monroe. Original glossy 10 x 8 photo of Monroe in

her famous sparkling cocktail dress entertaining troops in 1954, with one person adjusting something on her left shoulder, and corporal Joseph Fishman to the right side with a large camera. On the reverse, Fishman has written, “Thats me working! Korea, Feb. 1954.” In very good condition, with overall bends and creases, moderate scattered surface marks, and lightly trimmed edges. At the time, Monroe and Joe DiMaggio were on their honeymoon in Japan, and she took a detour to Korea to boost troop morale. An unusually large, likely unpublished candid photo from one of her important shows for the troops. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Casino cocktail napkin signed by Dean, Sammy, and ‘The Chairman’ 829. Rat Pack. Cocktail napkin from the

Sands Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, 4.75 x 4.75, signed on the reverse in blue ballpoint by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis, Jr. In very good condition, with central horizontal and vertical folds, dampstaining to Sinatra’s signature, which still remains completely legible, small hole near one end, and lighter toning and dampstaining over the other signatures. Usually billed individually by their hotel, it was common for the rest of the Rat Pack to show up to each other’s performances, much to the thrill of the audience, with the Sands marquee at one time reading ‘Dean Martin—Maybe Frank—Maybe Sammy.’ Uncommon to find multi-signed single items, this napkin represents a great piece of vintage Vegas. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“I hope to get there some day perhaps to sing” 830. Paul Robeson. ALS, one page, 6.25 x 8, February 9, 1928. Letter to an admirer. In part: “Thank you so much for including me in the list of your famous people. I am sure it must be delightful to be at Hampton and I hope to get there some day perhaps to sing.” In fine condition, with light foxing to upper left. This is the first Robeson ALS we have ever offered. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Marvelous oversized photo of the influential stage beauty 831. Lillian Russell. Ac-

tress and singer (1860–1922) who became one of the most famous performers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Lovely vintage glossy 8.25 x 12 half-length photo of Russell in a dazzling outfit, signed and inscribed in black ink, “To J. W. Sayre, from Lillian Russell, 1910.” Framed to an overall size of 12 x 16. In fine condition, with a few slight surface marks and creases, and two tack holes to the lower left corner. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Stellar vintage portrait of the Hollywood icon 832. Elizabeth Taylor.

Gorgeous vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 photo of Taylor in a strapless top, circa 1950–51, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint, “To Howard—Best wishes always, Elizabeth Taylor.” In fine condition. The image originates from around the time of one of Taylor’s earliest successes, George Stevens’s A Place in the Sun. Vintage signed photos of Taylor of this caliber are few and far between. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Arts critic J. Willis Sayre’s outstanding collection of signed photos and telegrams from such legends as Monroe, Valentino, and Sinatra 833. J. Willis Sayre Collection. James Wil-

lis Sayre (1877– 1963) was a Seattle arts critic and journalist who specialized in music and theatre. Impressive collection of items from the collection of J. Willis Sayre, consisting of over 40 signed photos, 50 telegrams, and 20 unsigned photos. Signed photos include: Larry Adler, Licia Albanese, Jack Benny, Billie Burke, Robert Casadesus, Ina Claire, Maurice Evans, Rose Eytinge, Zino Francescatti, Tito Guizar, Josef Hofmann, Maryla Jonas, William Kapell (3), Alexander Kipnis (2), Miliza Korjus, Andre Kostelanetz, Fritz Kreisler (2), Frank La Forge, Pierre Luboshutz and Genia Nemenoff, Kathryn Meisle, James Melton (2), Gaetano Merola, Grace Moore, Patrice Munsel, Conrad Nagel and Irene Hervey, James Neill, Lillian Nordica, Eugene Ormandy, Ezio Pinza, William Primrose, Eleanor Steber, Alfred Wallenstein, and Clara Kimball Young. TLSs are from Lou Smith and Michael Todd. Unsigned photos include Enrico Caruso, Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy, Mickey Rooney, Artur Rubinstein, Geraldine Farrar, Rudolph Valentino, Lucrezia Bori, Richard Bonelli, and Claudia Muzio. Concluding the collection is a scrapbook of telegrams to Sayre from many of the biggest stars of the 1950s, including Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, Irving Berlin, Rosalind Russell, Rock Hudson, Jane Russell, Susan Hayward, Bette Davis, Ava Gardner, Ginger Rogers, Hedda Hopper, William Holden, Darryl F. Zanuck, Edward G. Robinson, and Barbara Stanwyck, many of whom comment on their work. In overall very good to fine condition. An exceptional collection of autographs and ephemera that traces the entertainment world in America for the entire first half of the 20th century. RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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“‘Max, I’m ready for my close up’—Norma Desmond, Gloria Swanson”

836. Three Stooges: Shemp Howard.

Vintage pencil signature and inscription, “‘To Elvira’ Best wishes, Shemp Howard,” on a light blue 5.5 x 4.5 album page. In fine condition. Accompanied by an unsigned vintage glossy 10 x 8 Universal Pictures publicity photo from 1942. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Exquisite portrait of the 1920s sex symbol 834. Gloria Swanson. Vintage glossy 10 x 8 Paramount promo-

tional photo from Sunset Boulevard, signed and inscribed later in black felt tip, “‘Max, I’m ready for my close up’—Norma Desmond, Gloria Swanson.” In fine condition, with some scattered light creases and surface marks, and a bit of irregular ink adhesion to first name of signature. Consignor notes photo originates from the Greenwich Village estate of John P. Sullivan. A very uncommon combination with Swanson, adding her most famous quote, referencing Erich von Stroheim’s famous character, as well as signing her character name. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

835. Three Stooges: Moe Howard.

ALS signed “Moe Howard,” one page, 5.25 x 8.5, illustrated Three Stooges letterhead, no date. Letter to a fan. In part: “Upon my return from an extended tour I found your nice letter…I expect the book to hit the shops in mid 1975. I have just forwarded the script to the publisher who will no doubt have some editing to do on it however it should be interesting after a 4 1/2 year effort.” In very fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

837. Rudolph Valentino. Dashing vintage glossy 8 x 10 portrait of

Valentino with an open shirt, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Mrs. Elinore Sayre, with best wishes, R. Valentino.” Photo was originally taken by Maurice Goldberg of New York. In very good condition, with scattered creases and soiling, a small tear to right border, and the signature and inscription a couple shades light. The recipient was the daughter of J. Willis Sayre, a notable journalist and arts critic in the Seattle area during the first half of the 20th century. A rare, striking photo in a pose we have never encountered. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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838. John Wayne. Matte-finish 7.25 x 9.25 photo of Wayne from Rio Lobo, affixed to an

8 x 10 mount, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, “Good luck Bill, John Wayne, 1973.” In fine condition, with slightly trimmed edges and a light vertical crease above signature. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

839. John Wayne. Fairly early vintage fountain pen signature and inscription, “Good luck Jack, John Wayne,” on a 5 x 2 album page. Attractively double-cloth-matted and framed with a nameplate and color image to an overall size of 23 x 18. In very fine condition. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Scarce photo from the classic horror writer adding the Wolf Man curse 840. Wolfman: Curt Siodmak. Uncommon glossy 8 x 10 Universal publicity photo of Lon Chaney, Jr., as The Wolf Man, signed in silver ink, “Even a man who is kind at heart and says his prayers by night, may become when the wolfbane blooms and the autumn moon is bright. Curt Siodmak.” In fine condition. A rare offering from one of horror’s more difficult-to-acquire autographs, with desirable addition of one of the genre’s most famous quotes. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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“You don’t get twins every day to look as much alike as they do” 841. Florenz Ziegfeld. TLS signed in pencil, one page, 6.25 x 7, personal

letterhead, February 4, 1920. Letter to Jane Fairbanks, mother of twin actresses Madeline and Marion Fairbanks. In part: “I hope to come out to The Follies in a month with regard to next season. I think you make a great mistake in separating the girls. You don’t get twins every day to look as much alike as they do, and no doubt I will be able to put them in a smaller show with a better opportunity. I am sure with the plans I have for them you will be satisfied.” In fine condition, with central vertical and horizontal folds. The twins appeared in Thanhouser films as child actresses, going on to join the Ziegfeld Follies in 1917—then the youngest members of the Ziegfeld girls at age 17—and continued through 1921. A great letter with direct relevance to Ziegfeld’s famous show. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The jealous Follies impresario: “I fear your love makes you a very bad manager” 842. Florenz Ziegfeld. Six telegrams sent by Ziegfeld

to Mark Hellinger in 1930, regarding the possibility of Gladys Glad (Hellinger’s wife and a former Ziegfeld Follies girl) appearing in Ziegfeld’s upcoming film. The first, in part: “Stanley wires me Gladys asks impossible terms to go into Whoopee picture is it that you dont want her to.” Second, in part: “I would have liked very much to have had Gladys in the picture and I think it would have been very beneficial to her but you are her manager…your demands unreasonable in your place I would make every sacrifice to her in whoopee picture it was a chance especially with me out there see she got a break.” The third, in full: “When Jerome Kern and Arthur Hammerstein announced that he was to use canned music in the orchestra pit as an accompaniment to the singing of live flesh and blood actors we laught so heartily that we nearly fell overboard from the deck of Jerome Kerns yacht showboat.” The fourth, in part: “If you have any confidence in my judgement believe me this is a terrific advertising opportunity for Gladys I am probably a little selfish myself it is my first picture and I am most anxious to have my most beautiful girl in it will give Gladys one thousand dollars and expenses to appear in Indian reservation scene.” The penultimate, in full: “Don’t permit Gladys to overlook the greatest opportunity of her career must know definitely today.” The final telegram, in full: “I fear your love makes you a very bad manager.” All are affixed to slightly larger scrapbook pages. In overall fine condition, with folds and overall toning. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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costumes

845. Blow: Johnny Depp. This red and yellow tropical print short-sleeve, button-front shirt was worn by Johnny Depp in his portrayal of the character George Jung in the 2001 motion picture Blow, co-starring Penelope Cruz. Depp appeared wearing the shirt early in the film during one of the sequences in which a young George Jung begins establishing his connections in the drug dealing industry. The film featured a wide variety of costumes from several different decades, and costume designer Mark Bridges was nominated for a 2002 Costume Designers Guild Award for Excellence in Costume Design for Film (Period/Fantasy) for his work on the production. The shirt is in excellent screen worn condition. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from the costume house and certified by The Golden Closet. RR Auction COA.‌(MB $200)

846. Catch Me If You Can: Christopher Walken. This costume was worn

by the character Frank Abagnale Sr., portrayed by actor Christopher Walken, in the 2002 motion picture Catch Me If You Can, starring Leonardo DiCaprio. The suit comes complete with a sports jacket, pants, shirt, tie, black socks and pocket square. Costumers production tags are also included. Mr. Walken wore this outfit during the scene in which Frank Sr. reads a letter from his son (Leonardo DiCaprio), informing him of his plans to become an airline pilot. Catch Me If You Can stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, Natalie Baye, Amy Adams, and James Brolin. Directed by Steven Spielberg, it was nominated for two Academy Awards including one for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Walken. These garments are in excellent screen-worn condition and are accompanied by a letter of authenticity from The Golden Closet. RR Auction COA.‌(MB $200) 246 | March 12, 2014 | COSTUMES


Nicholson’s screen-worn suit from the chilling nose-cutting scene of the film noir classic Chinatown

847. Chinatown: Jack Nicholson. Nicholson’s screen-worn suit

from his role as Jake Gittes in the 1974 film Chinatown, worn during the scene in which his nose was slashed by henchman Roman Polanski. Suit consists of a gray double-breasted three-button jacket with a Western Costume Company tag sewn into the inside breast pocket. The first two lines of the tag read (in type), “2742-1 / Jack Nicholson,” and the third line specifies the physical dimensions. Another small Western Costume tag is affixed to the inside lining at shoulder and is stamped, “W. C. Co., Double Suit 3 Pc. Size 40,” with a handwritten number alongside the stamp. Also included are a gray pinstripe six-button vest, with a Western tag sewn into the lining, with Nicholson’s name written on the second line, “2742–1,” written on the top line, and an identical Western stamp to the lining; and a matching pair of pants, with a Western tag sewn into the waistband with Nicholson’s name typed onto the second line, and typed identification number and size on the other lines. Waistband and pocket lining also bear Western Costume stamps. In fine condition. Filmed as the first part of a planned trilogy, Chinatown was released in 1974 and earned an amazing eleven Academy Award nominations, including Best Actor, Best Picture, and Best Director, winning one for Best Original Screenplay by Robert Towne. This suit was worn extensively during the film, including the brutally famous scene in which Gittes has his nose slit by a henchman for being to ‘nosy’ after a body is discovered at the reservoir. Along with the Godfather and just a handful of other films, Chinatown is consistently ranked as one of the greatest films of the second half of the 20th century, with Towne’s screenplay celebrated as one of the best ever written. An absolutely fantastic costume from the film that cemented Nicholson as one of Hollywood’s leading men. RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

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Polanski’s jacket from his bloody cameo in Chinatown

848. Chinatown: Roman Polanski.

Screen-worn jacket from Polanski’s role as “Man with Knife” in the 1974 film Chinatown. Beige single-breasted jacket has a two-button front, with a Western Costume Company tag sewn into the inside lining of the breast pocket, with “2751-1,” typed on the first line, “Roman Polanski,” on the second line, with the measurements on the third. Inside lining of one sleeve bears a Western Costume stamp, with “Triple” underneath the stamp. In fine condition, with a faint stain to collar, possibly from the fake blood used in the scene. The director of the film made a small cameo in the film, appearing as the unnamed henchman who cuts Jack Nicholson’s nose for being ‘a nosy fella.’ Polanski and Nicholson had been searching for a project to work on together, and the superbly-written script enticed the director back to the United States to make the film. This particular scene was so complex to film, with Nicholson’s safety literally in the director’s hand, as a custom-made hinged blade was used in the scene. An impressive costume from one of the film’s most memorable scenes, which garnered eleven Academy Award nominations, including Best Director for Polanski. RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Screen-worn coat from Fonda’s role as the notorious brother of Jesse James 849. Jesse James: Henry Fonda. Screen-

worn jacket from Fonda’s role as Frank James in the 1939 film Jesse James. Dark green single-breasted two-button jacket with a faint blue horizontal pinstripe. Jacket also has black piping to the cuffs, collar, and waist, which was added post-production. Sewn into the breast pocket is a United Costumers Inc. label with Fonda’s name written on the first line, and a stamped production number and length of 41 inches on the second line. The lining of each sleeve also bears a UCI stamp and production number. In fine condition, with a few small separations to lining at the arms and along one seam of inside breast pocket. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Loosely based on the life of the notorious outlaw and his brother, Jesse James became the fourth largest grossing film of 1939, losing out only to the classics, Gone With the Wind, The Wizard of Oz, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. So successful was the film that it spawned a sequel the following year picking up where the first left off, with Fonda reprising his role in The Return of Frank James. RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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850. Jesse James: Randolph Scott. Scott’s

screen-worn vest from the 1939 film Jesse James in his role as Marshall Will Wright. Tweed vest features a seven-button front and two small pockets at the bottom. A United Costumers Inc. tag is sewn into the lining, with Scott’s name written on the top line, and “425” written on the second line. Lining bears several numerical notations as well as a United Costumers stamp. In fine condition, with two of the seven buttons missing. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Sadie Hayes-designed matching jacket and top with photo provenance

851. Sonny and Cher. Bono’s personally-owned and -worn coat. Double-breasted heavy wool jacket features a psychedelic floral print, a three-button front with a wide collar and single button at each cuff. The outside of the pocket bears a sewn on label which reads, “Designed especially for Sonny and Cher by Sadie Hayes”; and Cher’s matching sleeveless top with a zip-up back and Sadie Hayes label sewn into the lining. In fine condition. Accompanied by a candid color photo of Sonny and Cher, with Sonny wearing the coat. Cher was so impressed with Hayes’s designs, she lured her away from an exclusive clothing store to design all the costumes for her and Sonny. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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852. The Sopranos: James Gandolfini.

This cream and blue tropical print short-sleeve, button-front shirt by Burma Bibas was worn by James Gandolfini in his portrayal of the character Tony Soprano in HBO’s award winning series The Sopranos. Gandolfini wore the shirt in ‘Marco Polo’ (Season 5, Episode 8) during the sequence in which Tony goes to the auto body shop to arrange repairs for Phil Leotardo’s wrecked car. Gandolfini also wore a nearly identical alternate shirt earlier in the episode. The shirt is in excellent screen-worn condition with original production tag attached and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from the costume house. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

853. The Sopranos: Tony Sirico. Blue

silk tracksuit with a lighter blue stripe down the sleeves by Genelli.

This tracksuit was worn by the character Paulie ‘Walnuts’ Gualtieri, played by actor Tony Sirico in HBO’s award-winning series The Sopranos. Embroidered on the inside of the collar is “Silkwear by Genelli”; also attached is the costumer’s tag with “PAULIE SCRA47, S605/P604” handwritten and “THE SOPRANOS” stamped in black ink on the verso. Sirico wore this tracksuit in ‘The Fleshy Part of the Thigh’ (Season 6, Episode 4) during the opening scene of the episode while walking out of a scuba shop and towards his car. It is during this episode that Paulie finds out that his Aunt Dottie, a nun on her deathbed, is actually his mother. The items are in excellent screen worn condition and are accompanied by a letter of authenticity from the costume house. Please note all images from The Sopranos series appearing here are the properties of their respective owners and have been utilized strictly for presentational purposes. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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855. Academy Award Winners

856. Academy Award Winners

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858. Actors and Actresses

859. Actors and Actresses

860. Actresses

861. George Arliss

862. Batman

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864. Richard Burton: Joseph Losey

865. Child Stars

866. Bing Crosby

867. Peter Cushing

868. Olivia de Havilland

869. Directors

870. Father Knows Best

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871. Foreign Actresses MB $100

872. Ava Gardner MB $200

873. Judy Garland MB $200

874. Judy Garland MB $200

875. Judy Garland

876. Judy Garland

877. Cary Grant

878. Alec Guinness

879. Alec Guinness

880. Henry Hathaway

881. Jim Henson

882. Jim Henson

883. Audrey Hepburn

884. Charlton Heston

885. Dustin Hoffman

886. Hogan’s Heroes: John Banner

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887. Boris Karloff

888. Grace Kelly

889. Dorothy Lamour

890. David Lean

891. Myrna Loy

892. Jayne Mansfield

893. Groucho Marx

894. Lewis Milestone

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895. Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway

896. Basil Rathbone

897. Satyajit Ray

898. Steve Reeves

899. Steve Reeves

900. Hal Roach

901. Seinfeld

902. The Sopranos

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903. Steven Spielberg MB $200

904. Stage Actors MB $200

907. Karl Struss

908. John Sturges

911. Ben Turpin

912. Johnny Weissmuller

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915. Wizard of Oz: Ray Bolger MB $200

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916. Wizard of Oz: Margaret Hamilton MB $200

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905. Star Trek

906. Star Trek

909. Television

910. Ernest Thesiger

913. Mae West

914. Wizard of Oz: Harold Arlen

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917. Wizard of Oz: Munchkins MB $200

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sports Enormous print of Ali’s most famous photo 920. Muhammad Ali. Tremendous glossy 40 x 30 photo of Ali

towering over the fallen Liston, prominently signed across his trunks in blue felt tip. Framed to an overall size of 42 x 32. In fine condition, with a Steiner Sports label affixed to the lower left. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Steiner Sports. Oversized. Precertified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

921. Chief Bender. Much-lauded baseball pitcher (1884–1954) inducted into

the Hall of Fame in 1953, a year before his death. Vintage fountain pen signature, “‘Chief’ C A Bender,” on an off-white album page. Matted with a printed photo of Bender in uniform to an overall size of 12 x 9. In fine condition, with some slight surface loss under last name of signature. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Terrific 1962 plaque featuring ten Hall of Famers, highlighted by Clemente, Mays, and Musial 922. Baseball Hall of Famers. Unusual vintage sheet honoring the 1962 baseball season glazed into a wooden plaque, 11.5 x 14, signed in blue ink by Roberto Clemente, Willie Mays, Stan Musial, Hank Aaron, Frank Robinson, Richie Ashburn, Bob Gibson, Ernie Banks, Juan Marichal, Orlando Cepeda, Maury Wills, Johnny Podres, Dick Groat, Del Crandell, Bob Purkey, George Altman, Frank Bolling, Don Clendenon, and Emil Verban. Overall toning and many signatures a few shades light, otherwise fine condition. A nice piece featuring the always-desirable Clemente and a bold, early variation of Mays’s signature. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Chamberlain and Baylor battle for scoring records in 1961 923. Wilt Chamberlain.

Vintage souvenir scorecard for the Los Angeles Lakers vs. Philadelphia Warriors basketball game on December 2, 1961, 8.5 x 11, two pages, signed on the front cover in pencil by Wilt Chamberlain, Elgin Baker, Fred Schaus, Ed Conlin, Joe Ruklick, Tom Hawkins, Tom Meschery, and Howard Jolliff. The inside was scored in pencil by a spectator, with Chamberlain tallying 37 points. In fine condition, with light edge toning. At the time, Baylor held the single-game scoring record, which Chamberlain broke just six days after this game took place. Exactly three months later, on March 2, 1962, Wilt Chamberlain set an NBA record by scoring 100 points in a game as Philadelphia beat the New York Knicks 169-147. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

924. Roberto Clemente. Vin-

tage book page removed from a 1967 encyclopedia of baseball statistics, 5.5 x 9, signed in red ballpoint by Clemente next to his image and biographical information. Also signed by Doug Clemens above and Horace Clarke on the reverse. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

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Exceptional single-signed Cobb baseball 925. Ty Cobb. Official

J. deBeer & Son Major League baseball signed and inscribed in green ballpoint on a side panel, “To Mike, from Ty Cobb, 5/16/60.” Scattered dings to side panels (not affecting signature or inscription), otherwise fine condition. It was during this period that Cobb was collaborating with author Al Stump to write his autobiography, released shortly after Cobb’s death in 1961. Cobb is infrequently found on baseballs and is especially scarce and sought-after in the single-signed format, with this example featuring an especially bold, prominent signature. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

926. James J. Corbett.

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

927. Jack Dempsey. Vin-

tage glossy 6.5 x 10 photo of Dempsey in a pugilistic pose, nicely signed and inscribed against the bright white background in fountain pen, “To Dr. Alfred Kaiser, a real fellow, good luck Dr., from your friend, Jack Dempsey.” Doublematted to an overall size of 12 x 15.5. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)


1939 College All-Stars signed by over 70, featuring some of football’s rarest: Davey O’Brien, Waddy Young, Harry Stuhldreher, and Elmer Layden 928. College Football All-Stars: 1939. Vintage glossy 19.5 x 11.75 photo of the 1939 ‘All Star Football Squad,’ signed in fountain pen by over 70 of the players and coaches pictured. Signers include: Ki Aldrich, Dave Anderson, Frank Balasz, Joe Beinor, Horace Bell, Ed Bock, Joe Boland, Barrett Booth, Vic Bottari, Charlie Brock, Earl Brown, Warren Brunner, Larry Buhler, Tony Calvelli, Bob Costello, Jim Coughlan, Bill Daddio, Jerry Dowd, George Faust, Pete Fay, Marshall Goldberg, Charles Gross, Bob Haak, I. B. Hale, Parker Hall, Ralph Heikkinen, Dan Hill, Lynn Hovland, Paul Humphrey, Tony Ippolito, Harry Jacunski, Fred Janke, Bernard Jefferson, Jim Johnston, Everett Kischer, Mike Kochel, Leon Larson, Elmer Layden, George Lenc, Ed Longhi, Sid Luckman, Bob MacLeod, Slip Madigan, Pug Manders, Jim McDonald, Jim McGoldrick, Joe Mihal, Bob Neyland, Davey O’Brien, Vince Oliver, Bill Osmanski, Ted Panish, Bill Patterson, Bill Paulman, Frank Petrick, Johnny Pingel, Alex Schoenbaum, Gerry Seidel, Solly Sherman, Don Siegel, Bronko Smilanich, Carl Snavely, Harry Stuhldreher, Mario Tonelli, Francis Twedell, Robert Tyrrell, Bob Voigts, Howie Weiss, Don Wemple, Alvord Wolff, Bowden Wyatt, Jake Wysocki, and Waddy Young. Three heavy vertical folds, a significant tape-repaired tear to lower right, and scattered creases, otherwise very good condition. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from JSA. An extraordinary and likely unique piece, this photograph holds some of college football’s rarest and most sought after autographs: 1938 Heisman Trophy Davey O’Brien; two of Notre Dame’s famous ‘Four Horsemen’ in Stuhldreher and Layden; Waddy Young, who gave up his NFL career to serve during WWII and was tragically killed in a B-29 raid over Tokyo; and Sid Luckman, a Hall of Famer and one of the greatest passers of his day. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Featuring Kaline’s signature from his rookie year 930. Detroit Tigers: 1953.

929. Jack Dempsey. Vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 full-length photo

of Dempsey throwing a left jab, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To my friends Dalphia and Mose Doneley, Kindest regards, Jack Dempsey 2/12/31.” Scattered soiling and surface marks and a small repaired tear to bottom edge, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Vintage ballpoint and fountain pen signatures of 27 members of the 1953 Detroit Tigers team on an off-white 7.25 x 10.5 sheet. Signers are: Al Kaline, Ted Lyons, Dizzy Trout, Fred Hutchinson, Ray Herbert, Jim Delsing, Matt Batts, Walt Dropo, Bud Souchock, Jerry Priddy, Fred Hatfield, Harvey Kuenn, Ray Scarborough, Billy Hitchcock, Bob Swift, Dick Weik, Ted Gray, Bob Nieman, Ned Garver, Bill Wight, Bob Miller, Don Lund, Steve Gromek, Pat Mullin, Johnny Pesky, Johnny Bucha, and Jack Homel. Central horizontal fold and mild toning, otherwise fine condition. Precertified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Golf instruction from one of the greatest female athletes ever 931. Babe Didrikson. Signed book: Championship Golf. First edi-

tion. NY: A. S. Barnes and Company, 1948. Hardcover, 6.25 x 9.25, 125 pages. Signed on the first free end page in blue ballpoint, “Best wishes, ‘Babe’ Didrickson Zaharias.” Autographic condition: fine, with a mild uniform shade of toning and a few heavier spots to left side of page, not affecting signature. Book condition: VG/None. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from James Spence. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

932. Jimmie Foxx. Vintage fountain pen signature, “Regards, Jimmie Foxx,” on an off-white government postcard (postmarked 10/30/1951). Matted and framed with a Perez-Steele card and photo of Foxx in his uniform (bearing a pre-printed signature) to an overall size of 16.5 x 12.5. In fine condition, with two postal cancellations around signature. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The man who ruled golf for two decades 933. Walter Hagen. Signed book: The Walter Hagen Story. First edition, first printing. NY: Simon & Schuster, 1956. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.25 x 9.25, 342 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page, “To ‘Bob’ Butz, Golfingly, Walter Hagen, May 1956.” Autographic condition: fine, with a few small spots of mild toning. Book condition:VG/VG-. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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934. Vince Lombardi. Green Bay Packers, Inc. business check,

8.25 x 3.25, filled out in another hand and signed by Lombardi, “Vincent Lombardi,” payable to August Barthmann for $12.68, November 15, 1959. In fine condition, with expected cancellations and stamps, none affecting the signature. Pre-certified Steve Grad/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Candid portrait of the ‘Brown Bomber’ signed as champ 935. Joe Louis. Vintage glossy 8.25 x 6.5 candid photo of Louis engaged in conversation with a gentleman over dinner, signed in fountain pen, “Joe Louis, 11/8/48.” In very good condition, with scattered creases and some light contrast to date. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

936. Connie Mack.

Signed book: Connie Mack’s Baseball Book. First edition. NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1950. Hardcover with dust jacket, 5.75 x 8.5, 234 pages. Nicely signed in fountain pen on the first free end page. Autographic condition: fine, with a uniform shade of mild toning to page. Book condition: VG/VG-. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Second year NBA star “Pistol Pete”

937. Roger Maris. Color 6.75

x 4 magazine photo of Maris following through after a powerful swing, signed in blue ballpoint. Nicely double-matted and framed to an overall size of 15.25 x 12.25. In fine condition, with the top of his head obscured by the mat and a PSA/DNA label affixed to the lower right corner. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

938. ‘Pistol’ Pete Maravich. Page from the official 1972–73 NBA Guide, 4.5 x 6.5, signed next to his image in blue ballpoint, “Pistol Pete.” Page is also signed by Jack Marin. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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‘M & M Boys’ signed photo, graded a “10” by PSA

940. Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle. Color satin-finish 8 x 10 939. Rocky Marciano. Vintage glossy 8 x 10 photo of an artist’s

rendition of Marciano working a speed bag, signed in black felt tip. In very good condition, with scattered soiling, a few light creases, some spotting to the finish, and a small hole to the left border. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

photo of Maris and Mantle posing with their bats on their shoulders, signed in blue felt tip by Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle. In fine condition, with a PSA/DNA authentication label affixed to lower corner. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity and grading from PSA/ DNA, grading both the autographs and the overall photo a “10.” RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Scarce check from the undefeated champ “Rocco Marchegiano” 941. Rocky Marciano. Bank

check, 5.75 x 2.5, filled out in another hand and signed by Marciano, “Rocco Marchegiano,” payable to Russell Thompson for $140.00, October 26, 1964. Suede-matted with a color photo of Marciano, and an original hand-inked sports cartoon featuring Maricano, Joe Louis, and John L. Sullivan, dated June 24, 1954, to an overall size of 19 x 22. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from James Spence. In fine condition, with a bank stamp to center, lightly touching first letter of signature. The cartoon makes reference to Marciano‘s first fight against Ezzard Charles, which—despite his win by unanimous decision—left Marciano under scrutiny for failing to knock the former champion out. The cartoonist has added several other bouts where the favorite failed to take care of the challenger in short order. After a Providence, Rhode Island, ring announcer was unable to pronounce his real last name, the now-legendary heavyweight changed his name to the simpler ‘Rocky Marciano,’ at the urging of his handler. One of only a handful of items we have ever offered signed with his birth-name. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Enormous print signed by over 40 members of the legendary undefeated 1972 team 942. Miami Dolphins. Color limited edition 38 x 26

print honoring the undefeated 1972 Miami Dolphins, numbered 262/500, signed in felt tip by an impressive 42 members of the team, including seven Hall of Famers. Signers are: Don Shula, Bob Griese, Nick Buoniconti, Larry Csonka, Larry Little, Jim Langer, Paul Warfield, Jim Dunaway, Jesse Powell, Maulty Moore, Doug Crusan, Charles Leigh, Bill Stanfill, Manny Fernandez, Bob Heinz, Vern Den Herder, Lloyd Mumphord, Alfred Jenkins, Bob Kuechenberg, Tim Foley, Otto Stowe, James Del Gaizo, Jim Kiick, Mercury Morris, Marlin Briscoe, Dick Anderson, Doug Swift, Norm Evans, Charles Babb, Howard Twilley, Hubert Ginn, Jim ‘Mad Dog’ Mandich, Larry Ball, Howard Kindig, Earl Morrall, Garo Yepremian, Marv Fleming, Mike Kolen, Curtis Johnson, Larry Seiple, Jim Riley, and Ed Jenkins. Attractively triple-matted and framed to an overall size of 37 x 49. In fine condition. A tremendous display signed by nearly the entire roster of one of the greatest sports teams of all-time. Oversized. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Rare 1928 Yankees baseball featuring Gehrig, Lazzeri, and Pennock—along with Ruth on both sweet spots!

943. NY Yankees: 1928. Official Reach American League (Barnard) baseball signed twice in fountain pen by Babe Ruth on both sweet spots, and on the side panels by 17 additional members of the 1928 New York Yankees team. These signers include: Lou Gehrig, Tony Lazzeri, Herb Pennock, Stan Coveleski, Bill Dickey, Pat Collins, Johnny Grabowski, Mark Koenig, Ben Paschal, Cedric Durst, Myles Thomas, Mike Gazella, and Gene Robertson, with others indecipherable. Significant overall scuffing, toning, and soiling affecting appearance and legibility of signatures (including portions of Ruth and Gehrig signatures), many signatures indecipherable or nearly so, and a light overall coat of shellac, otherwise very good condition. The 1928 Yankees followed up their legendary 1927 campaign with another World Series win, firmly establishing their ‘Murderer’s Row’ lineup as one of the best in history. With an array of the hobby’s most sought after baseball autographs—and some of the rarest Yankees—this team baseball twice-signed by Ruth is an extraordinary piece of memorabilia. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Very rare pre-Olympics photos of the legendary track star 944. Jesse Owens. Very early vintage glossy 2.75 x 4.5 full-length photo of a young Owens in his track uniform and shoes posing on a field, signed in fountain pen. Accompanied by a second unsigned vintage photo, 3 x 4, of Owens in his Ohio State track uniform. In fine condition, with a bit of irregular ink adhesion to a couple letters of signature. Photos originate from former friend and classmate of Owens at East Tech High School in Cleveland, Ohio, Joseph Lanese, who kept in touch with Owens after he left for college. Signed photos of Owens from before the 1936 Olympics are incredibly scarce. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“A second year of winning a pennant at Houston under your management would doubtless put you in line for substantial promotion” 945. Branch Rickey. TLS signed in bold pencil, one page, 8.5 x 11, Inter-Club Communication letterhead, October 10, 1939. Letter to Eddie Dyer. In part: “Any club winning the pennant that does not go ahead to win the playoffs is in disrepute and the Shaughnessy system hurts the championship club and city very much...You say that you feel ‘that there are few opportunities to advance in the managing end.’ If a career in management is to be limited to the Cardinal organization, there might be considerable truth in your observation…there is a very definite career ahead of any successful manager…a second year of winning a pennant at Houston under your management would doubtless put you in line for substantial promotion, very likely indeed outside of the Cardinal organization.” Rickey also added an additional word and punctuation to the letter in his own hand. In fine condition. Contrary to Rickey’s prediction, Dyer was eventually promoted to manage the Cardinal organization’s major league team—though not until 1946—leading them to a World Series championship in his first year. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

946. Jacob Ruppert and Ed Barrow. The American League Base Ball Club of New York business check, 9 x 3, filled out in type and signed by Ruppert, “Jacob Ruppert,” and countersigned by Ed Barrow, “E. G. Barrow,” payable to Ivy Paul Andrews for $280, October 30, 1930. Beautifully custom double-matted and framed with images and plaques honoring the ‘Curse of the Bambino’ to an overall size of 33 x 27. In fine condition, with mild soiling and expected bank stamps and cancellation holes. Oversized. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Extraordinary cast-signed Pride of the Yankees baseball—starring Ruth on the sweet spot

947. Babe Ruth and The Pride of the Yankees. Official Reach American League (Harridge, circa 1940–44) baseball signed in fountain

pen on the sweet spot by Babe Ruth and side panels by Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Teresa Wright, Sam Wood, and Babe Herman. In very good condition, with circular areas of toned adhesive remnants to left and lower side panels (affecting the second half of Brennan’s signature), and most signatures a few shades light (particularly Wright; Cooper to a lesser extent); Ruth’s signature is the boldest, with slight flaking to ink. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. Directed by Sam Wood, the 1942 film celebrated the life of Lou Gehrig (played by Cooper) and was released the year after his death from ALS. Ruth played himself, Herman served as Cooper’s body double, and Brennan and Wright played important supporting roles. The Pride of the Yankees went on to win an Oscar for Best Film Editing, garnering an additional ten nominations. A supremely desirable baseball that combines legends of both sport and screen—a true piece of American history. RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

Scarce single-signed Ruth baseball from his playing days 948. Babe Ruth. Official Spalding King of the Diamond League baseball signed in fountain pen on the sweet spot, “‘Babe’ Ruth.” In very good condition, with scattered scuffs, dings, and soiling (affecting a few areas of the signature), and portions of the signature a few shades light (particularly the end of his last name). A sought-after baseball with the preferable early version of his signature—Ruth stopped putting quotation marks around his first name some time in 1928. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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949. Babe Ruth. Vintage fountain pen signature, “Babe Ruth,” on the reverse of a blank 9 x 9.25 Railway Express Agency register of shipments form. Intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through center of signature), overall toning, and a small tear to lower left, away from the signature, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $300)

The first Sam Snead checks ever to be offered 950. Sam Snead. Legendary American golfer (1912-2002) who dominated the sport for nearly four decades, winning a record 82 PGA Tour events, earning a place in the World Golf Hall of Fame, and receiving the PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998. Collection of 10 personal checks, 8.25 x 3, all filled out and signed by Snead, “Samuel J. Snead,” all dated either 1984 or 1987. In fine condition, with expected bank stamps, lightly affecting a couple of signatures. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

951. Bill Stewart. Hockey coach and Major League

Baseball umpire (1894–1964) who led the Chicago Black Hawks to their first Stanley Cup championship in 1938. Outstanding ALS signed “Bill Stewart, N. L. Umpire,” two pages, 8.5 x 11, Eastern Hockey Officials Association letterhead, November 2, 1946. Letter responding to an invitation. In part: “Received your kind invitation to be present at dinner given in honor of Eddie Dyer. At present I am chief referee in American hockey league and expect to be away…During season of 1933 I met Eddie while he was managing Elmira of New York Penn league, and one day in particular that I am sure he will recall made us very good friends. I was mobbed because I was doing my duty calling a play in York Pa and Eddie’s team won game…As a National League umpire for thirteen years I can truthfully say that Eddie Dyer is one of the finest gentlemen that has ever managed a club in our league…Kindly convey my congratulations to Eddie for his great success, and may he have many more years of it.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds. Dyer managed the St. Louis Cardinals from 1946 to 1950, and this letter was penned just two weeks after he led them to a World Series victory over the Red Sox in his very first season. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 264 | March 12, 2014 | SPORTS


Impressive jersey collection featuring Abdul-Jabbar, Elway, and Johnson

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Sports. Collection of 36 replica sports jerseys, most with sewn on letters and numbers, each signed in felt tip or ink by a major athletic figure. Signers are: Kareem AbdulJabbar, Troy Aikman (2), Nate ‘Tiny’ Archibald, Elgin Baylor, Terry Bradshaw, Jim Brown, Dick Butkus, Yu Darvish, Eric Dickerson, Clyde Drexler, John Elway (2), Carlton Fisk, Doug Flutie, John Havlicek, Magic Johnson, Chipper Jones, Sam Jones, Jerry Lucas, Karl Malone, Moses Malone, Joe Montana (2), Joe Namath, Emmitt Smith, Bart Starr, Derrick Thomas, LaDainian Tomlinson (2), Wes Unseld, Dwyane Wade, Herschel Walker, Bill Walton, Jerry West, and John Wooden. In overall fine condition. A large and diverse instant collection of sports greats, nearly all of whom are current or future Hall of Famers. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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953. Hank Aaron and Sadaharu Oh

954. Hank Aaron

955. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

956. Muhammad Ali

957. Muhammad Ali

958. Muhammad Ali

959. Muhammad Ali

960. Muhammad Ali

961. Red Auerbach

962. Roger Bannister MB $200

963. Baseball Hall of Famers

964. Baseball Hall of Famers

966. Baseball: 500 Home Run Club

967. Baseball: 500 Home Run Club

968. Basketball: 1972 Media Guide

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965. Baseball: 500 Home Run Club MB $200

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969. Larry Bird and Magic Johnson

970. Boston Bruins

971. Boxing

972. Boxing

973. Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell

974. DiMaggio Brothers

975. Joe DiMaggio

976. Joe DiMaggio

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977. Joe DiMaggio

978. Joe DiMaggio

979. Tony Dorsett

980. Margo Dydek

981. Julius Erving

982. Bob Gibson

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983. Golf: Palmer and Nicklaus MB $200

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984. Golf MB $200

985. Lefty Gomez MB $200

986. Hockey Heroes

987. Horse Racing: Ron Turcotte

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988. LeBron James

989. Michael Jordan

991. Sandy Koufax MB $200

992. LA Rams: Fearsome Foursome

993. Don Larsen

994. Mario Lemieux

995. Connie Mack

997. Mickey Mantle

998. Mickey Mantle

999. Mickey Mantle

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990. Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale MB $200

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1001. Mickey Mantle MB $200

1002. Roger Maris

1003. Roger Maris

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1005. Billy Martin

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1006. Mark McGwire

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1004. Roger Maris MB $200

1008. Stan Musial

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1009. NY Knicks

1010. NY Mets

1011. NY Yankees

1012. NY Yankees

1013. Jesse Owens

1014. Philadelphia Athletics

1015. Alex Rodriguez

1016. Bill Russell

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1017. Michael Schumacher

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1020. Tennis

1019. George Steinbrenner

1018. Sports

1021. Johnny Unitas MB $200

1022. Dwyane Wade MB $200

1023. Ted Williams and Carl Yastrzemski MB $200

1025. Ted Williams

1026. Ted Williams

1027. Ted Williams

1028. Ted Williams

1029. Ted Williams

1030. John Wooden

1031. Tiger Woods

1032. Wrestling

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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. The Bidder acknowledges and agrees that a 22.5% buyer’s premium will be added to the hammer price on all individual lots, with a 2.5% discount for those paying by cash, check or wire. RR Auction may accept a current and valid VISA or MasterCard, credit or debit cards and/or PayPal for payment of an invoice totaling $5,000.00 or less, 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. 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 received by RR Auction, i.e., check has fully cleared or credit or debit card funds have been fully obtained. Unless otherwise agreed in 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 22.5% 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. Unless otherwise specifically indicated, all merchandise is stored at Auctioneer’s facilities in Amherst, New Hampshire. The purchases shall be shipped from that facility unless bidder makes arrangements to take possession at the facility. 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 sub-


ject 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 some-

times 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 Bidder acknowledges and agrees that a 22.5% buyer’s premium will be added to the hammer price on all individual lots, with a 2.5% discount for those paying by cash, check or wire. RR Auction may accept a current and valid VISA or MasterCard, credit or debit cards and/ or PayPal for payment of an invoice totaling $5,000.00 or less, 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. All purchases are subject to the Massachusetts 6.25% sales tax unless the purchaser possesses a Massachusetts sales tax exemption number. Before the Auction: You may attend pre-sale viewing for all of our auctions at no charge. All property to be auctioned is usually on view for several days prior to the sale. You are encouraged to examine lots thoroughly. You may also request condition reports (see below). RR Auction’s staff are available at viewings and by appointment. Contact Information: 5 Rt 101A, Suite 5 • Amherst, NH 03031 Local/International: 1-603-732-4280 Local/Int’l fax: 1-603-732-4288 Website: www.RRAuction.com Email bidding: Bid@RRAuction.com Hours of Operation: Office hours are Mon-Fri, 9 a.m. -5 p.m. eastern standard time; hours on the last night of the auction are dictated by the 30 Minute Rule (see below). Any item in the auction can be viewed in our offices during normal business hours. Please call to set up an appointment. You must acknowledge having read your agreement with all of the Terms and Conditions of Sale prior to your registration and prior to your bidding on any lot. Bidding Live Auction: Property is auctioned in consecutive numerical order, as it appears in the catalog. The auctioneer will accept bids from those present in the salesroom or absentee bidders participating by telephone, internet or by written bid left with RR Auction in advance of the auction. The auctioneer may also execute a bid on behalf of the consignor to protect the reserve, either by entering a bid in response to salesroom, telephone or absentee bids. Under no circumstances will the auctioneer place any bid on behalf of the consignor at or above the reserve. The auctioneer will not specifically identify bids placed on behalf of the consignor to protect the reserve. Maximum Bids – Internet Auction Only: To maximize your chance of winning, we strongly encourage the use of maximum bids. For example, assume an item you want currently has a high bid of $100. Your bid would then be $110 (10% over $100), and you could tell us, “I’d like a maximum bid of $242 for that item.” We will enter your bid at $110, and we will then bid for you until the lot reaches your maximum of $242. If competitive bids only reach $148, you would win the item at $163—10% over the highest previous bid. To prevent


tie bids, all maximum bids should be made in proper increments. Maximum bids are strictly confidential. Placing arbitrary, non-incremental bids on lots with prior maximum bids may result in these lots being sold for less than 10% above the under bidder’s bid. Bid Increments: Bids on an item must raise the current high bid by at least 10% or at the discretion of the auctioneer. Checking Bids – Internet Auction Only: You can open, monitor, and/or raise bids as often as you wish. However, all bidding is governed by the 30 Minute Rule and extended bidding. Extended bidding always goes into effect at 6 pm on the last day of the auction. At 7 pm, the extended bidding ends and the 30 Minute Rule goes into effect. Callbacks – Internet Auction Only: RRAuction offers a callback service on auction night for any bidder who has the high bid on an item whose current bid is over $1,000 and who has placed a maximum bid. At your request, we will call you if your maximum bid is topped. We will need your correct telephone number(s) where you can be reached until the auction closes. Callbacks begin after 6 pm on auction night. You must request this service; it is not automatic. We make every effort to ensure that bidders who request a callback are contacted if outbid; however, we do not guarantee this service. Bidding - Internet Auction: To ensure proper registration, those Bidders intending to bid via the Internet must visit www.RRauction.com and register accordingly at least one full day prior to the actual auction. If you have questions about this feature, please call RR Auction well in advance of the auction. Winning bidders will be notified by RR Auction. RR Auction is not and cannot be responsible or liable for any problems, delays, or any other issues or problems resulting out of use of the Internet generally or specifically, including but not limited to transmission, execution or processing of bids. Bidding - Internet – Live Auction: During live Auctions, internet bids can be placed in real time through the following services: www.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.

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Condition: Each item in the catalog is described with a statement of opinion indicating its overall condition. The condition of the items we offer generally falls into the following range: good—very good—fine—very fine. Treated as a scale of 1 to 4, good describes an item that has as many as several flaws, which are described in detail; very fine describes an item whose condition and appearance may be regarded as flawless and superior in every respect. Most of the items we offer are in fine condition, meaning that there are no serious flaws. While we make every effort to describe flaws that materially affect appearance and value, we generally do not specify minor or routine flaws, such as (but not limited to) pencil or secretarial notations, mailing folds to letters, normal aging to paper, or tiny bends or creases from normal handling. We encourage prospective bidders to examine the image(s) of each item closely and to contact us with specific inquiries regarding condition. Group Lots: In descriptions of group lots of two or more items, every effort is made to mention any obvious flaws. Bidders should note that condition for group lots is given as a general statement or range, and that specific flaws to single items within the group may be omitted in the interest of catalog space. Questions about group lots, or specific items within a group lot, should be addressed before the close of the auction to Stacey Jordan (Stacey.Jordan@RRAuction.com). Matted and Framed: Many of the items offered for sale in our monthly auctions are described as matted and/or framed. We do not remove items from frames; the given dimensions of items housed in a frame and/or mat indicate sight size only. Photographs and other ephemera used with matted and framed items are not subject to description and condition statements, nor are they considered a reason for return. Condition refers only to the item and not the mat or frame. Our terms of return apply only to the item and not the matting and framing. Any item that is removed from the frame cannot be returned. Returns are only accepted when there is an authenticity question or the description of the item is incorrect. Abbreviations and Terms: ALS - Autograph Letter Signed (a letter entirely handwritten and signed by the given personality) ANS - Autograph Note Signed (a shorter ALS) AQS - Autograph Quotation Signed AMQS - Autograph Musical Quotation Signed DS - Document Signed Endorsement - A signature on the reverse of a check, or a signature on a document indicationg approval or further instructions Ephemera - An unsigned item FDC - First Day Cover Inscribed - “Personalized” ISP - Inscribed Signed Photograph LS - Letter Signed (a letter in a secretary’s hand, but signed by the given personality) Souvenir Typescript - An excerpt from a speech, book, film, etc. or an account of an incident, typed by a collector and signed by the individual noted SP - Signed Photograph Sweet spot - The area on the baseball where the stitched lines are closest together. TLS - Typed Letter Signed Book Grading: Fine (F) - unused, no damage Near Fine (NF) - one or two very minor flaws Very Good (VG) - some signs of wear, but overall sound Good (G) - well-worn but complete Poor (P) - heavily worn, sufficient as a “Reading Copy” All defects will be noted. For complete book grading guide, please check online.


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RR Auction's March 2014 Rare Manuscript, Document, and Autograph Auction  

Headquartered in Boston’s North End, RR Auction is a globally recognized and trusted source for rare documents, manuscripts, autographs, and...

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