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ARNOLD FRIBERG’S ORIGINAL Eight Faces of Moses

July 19, 2014 | Boston, MA This July, RR Auction will be offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a set of original paintings by renowned artist Arnold Friberg, created for use in the making of Cecil B. DeMille’s masterful 1956 classic, The Ten Commandments. Recently attributed to Friberg by art historian and author Lawrence Jeppson, this collection of portraits is one of the most important Friberg discoveries of recent years, bringing together four of the biggest names in art and entertainment. Used by legendary makeup artists Wally and Frank Westmore as the templates for Charlton Heston’s transformation from a young slave to a wizened prophet, they are among the finest pieces of Hollywood art ever to come to market. These stunning portraits will be on display at our Boston gallery, and all interested bidders are welcomed and encouraged to set up an appointment to view them. The live auction will take place at 1:00 pm, on July 19, 2014.


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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 Zarelli is a recognized authority in the field of astronaut autographs. His findings have been published in the definitive space collecting reference Relics of the Space Race, and he has contributed articles to the UACC’s Pen & Quill magazine, Autograph Times magazine, and the UACC signature study Neil Armstrong: The Quest for His Autograph. Zarelli Space Authentication also provides authentication consulting services to James Spence Authentication (JSA), Sportscard Guaranty Authentic (SGC), and PSA/DNA Authentication. Letters of Authenticity are available on certain lots. Priced from $30 to $150*

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

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

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

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

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

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

RICH CONSOLA Rich has studied Elvis Presley’s handwriting and signature for nearly 20 years, which has placed him in the forefront of Presley authenticators worldwide. * For more information on Letters of Authenticity call (800) 937-3880


Contents Presidents & First Ladies ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 4 Notables ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 41 American Revolution ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 82 Military ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 87 Aviation ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 102 Space ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 105 Art .............................................................................................................................. 117 Comic Art & Animation ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 127 Literature ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 133 Classic Music ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 151 Contemporary & Modern Music �������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 157 Classic Entertainment ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 186 Sports ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 212 Terms & Conditions ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 231

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presidents & first ladies Five volumes from Washington’s personal library, each with tipped in handwriting, originating from the family of his personal secretary Tobias Lear

Images above are larger than actual size. 1. George Washington. Magnificent five-volume

set from the library of George Washington entitled “Family Secrets: By Mr. Pratt. In Five Volumes. Carefully Revised,” London, Paternoster Row, 1798, with each hardcover volume measuring 4 x 6.75. Each volume has clipped words in Washington’s hand affixed to an opening page or front pastedown. Words are: Volume I, “[de]grees east eight”; Volume II, “hundred poles”; Volume III, “with the said”; Volume IV, “ridge to a”; and Volume V, “sugar tree.” Ornately bordered personal bookplates of Benjamin Lincoln Lear are affixed to the front pastedowns of the first four volumes. Books are in overall good condition, bound in full calf. Exteriors significantly worn, with small bumps, chips, and tears along edges, several tears in leather over spines, and expected soiling. Interiors exhibit minor discoloration and scattered foxing but are overall clean. Rear board of Volume I is missing, front board is attached by a few threads, and there is a small pencil notation to the front free endpaper. Volume IV is missing both boards, and Volume V’s boards are both hanging on by a few threads. Set is housed in a stunning custom-made clamshell box with two red spine labels gilt lettered, “Pratt’s Family Secrets / 1798” and “From the library of George Washington.” These books were originally part of an auction that included items from the Tobias Lear family. Lear was Washington’s closest confidant and personal secretary, serving Washington from 1784– 1799. Accompanied by color photocopies of the first page of a list titled “Catalogue of Books received from Washington,” with a second page starting with “Pratt Family Secrets.” An extraordinary collection boasting five examples in Washington’s hand.RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

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Incredibly scarce and large piece of Martha Washington’s lace

2. Martha Washington. Piece of black lace belonging to Martha Washington, 14.75 x 3, possibly mourning lace. Accompanied by a color copy of the decorative cover of the box in which the lace was kept, as well a second copy, with “Three ornaments from the mantle piece at Mount Vernon,” and later labeled in ballpoint, “Martha Washington’s lace.” 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)

Sent to a Monticello craftsman by “Th: Jefferson Pr. US” 3. Thomas Jefferson. Scarce full free

frank as president, measuring 9.75 x 7.25 unfolded, with center panel measuring 5 x 3, addressed by Jefferson to “Mr. James Oldham, House-joiner, Richmond,” and crisply franked in the upper left, “free, Th: Jefferson Pr. US.” Originally sent on August 30, 1807, this contained a letter to Oldham regarding payment for his work; calculations to the blank panels were most likely made by Oldham to figure out the bill. Scattered creases, a few small stains and stray ink blots to blank panels, and an expected area of paper loss from the seal to the upper blank panel, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a color photocopy of the letter sent to Oldham. James Oldham was a joiner at Monticello from 1801 to 1804, where he crafted exterior woodwork for Jefferson’s expanded Monticello II; after moving to Richmond in 1805, he supplied Jefferson with materials for the main house, such as venetian blinds for the greenhouse, sashes for the Southeast Portico, paneled doors, mortise locks, glass, and mahogany planks. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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4. Thomas Jefferson Estate.

Partly-printed DS, signed three times on the reverse by Jefferson’s grandson and the executor of his estate, “Th. J. Randolph,” one page, 7.75 x 3.75, January 1, 1829. A receipt for a purchase from Thomas Jefferson’s estate. In part: “$545. On or before the first day of January 1830 we Sydner R. Pellet & Ira Pellet of Albemarle county, Virginia, promise to pay or cause to be paid unto Thomas J. Randolph, Executor of Thomas Jefferson, dec. his heirs or assigns, the just and full sum of Two hundred and forty five dollars with interest thereon from the date hereof current money of Virginia, for value received; to which payment well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves jointly and severally, our and each of our joint and several heirs, &c, in the penal sum of One thousand & ninety dollars like money.” The document is affixed to a 19th-century rectangular card frame upon which a previous owner penned: “Jefferson Note, Owned by J. P. Thurman, Given for a Slave at sale of Tho’s. Jefferson.” Intersecting folds, overall foxing, and significant repaired paper loss to the lower right, and the cardstock frame toned and cracked, otherwise very good condition. Records show that after Thomas Jefferson’s death, one of his slaves—a cooper named Moses Gillette—was brought to Albemarle and sold to Sydner Pellet in 1829. The Pellet brothers operated a mill in Albemarle County. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Rare War of 1812 appointment for a “Second Lieutenant of Volunteers” 5. James Madison. Highly desirable war-dated partly-printed DS

as president, one page, 15.5 x 9.75, November 4, 1812. President Madison appoints Asa Axtell as “Second Lieutenant of Volunteers in the service of the United States.” Boldly signed at the conclusion by Madison and countersigned by Secretary of War William Eustis. The paper seal affixed to the lower left remains fully intact with light toning. Intersecting folds and some noticeable foxing and dampstaining, otherwise fine condition; all writing and both signatures are extremely crisp and bold for a document of this era. On this same date, Madison sent his final State of the Union address to Congress, most of which focused on the war effort and included strong support for the volunteer troops, who were often poorly compensated and short on supplies. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

6. James Monroe. Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 11.75 x 14.5, May 14, 1817. President Monroe grants 40 acres of land in the Northwest Territory to Harod Gibbs, “a Lieutenant for three years, to the United States, in the Virginia Line on Continental Establishment, and in pursuance of an Act of the Congress of the United States passed on the 10th day of August, in the year 1790, intituled ‘An Act to enable the Officers and Soldiers of the Virginia Line on Continental Establishment, to obtain Titles to certain Lands lying north west of the river Ohio, between the Little Miami and Sciota.’” Signed at the conclusion by Monroe and countersigned by Commissioner of the General Land Office Josiah Meigs. Intersecting folds and some scattered light toning, otherwise fine condition. The white wafer seal is lightly toned, but crisp and intact. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Uncommon Florida land grant 7. John Quincy Adams.

Partly-printed DS as president, signed “J. Q. Adams,” one page, 15 x 9, November 1, 1827. Land grant issued to Jacob Darby for slightly under 80 acres of land in Florida. Signed at the conclusion by Adams and countersigned by Commissioner of the General Land Office George Graham. Some areas of light paper loss and separations along intersecting folds, and some scattered light toning, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“I lament, that I have not the power to be in two places at once, because it seems to be expected that I should” 8. John Quincy Adams. Early ALS

signed “John Q. Adams,” one page both sides, 7.5 x 9.25, December 16, 1795. Letter to his brother, Thomas Boylston Adams. In part: “Let me specially recommend to you to keep the Department of State informed of every thing that may take place where you are. Information there is of the utmost importance, and you will not fail to give accounts equally accurate to the Treasury Department, as to what belongs to that. I repeat these requests, not because I think you will be deficient in industry, but because I feel more forcibly than ever the necessity that good intelligence should be transmitted. I enclose you a letter for the bankers at Amsterdam: I lament, that I have not the power to be in two places at once, because it seems to be expected that I should. The longer I stay here the more I long to return. I find that the maxim which makes anticipation worse than reality, may sometimes be inverted. Your waistcoat goes with this, and I hope will suit you. Not a word of what I write you, concerning myself, to any soul living. My time is so short that I am unable to say any thing to you respecting our American Affairs.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through a single letter of the signature). Although he is writing from London in this letter, at the time Adams was serving as minister to the Netherlands, a position to which he was appointed by George Washington; his brother accompanied him during most of his time in Europe, working as his secretary. A neatly penned and quite early letter from the future president. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300) www.RRAuction.com | 7


10. William Henry Harrison. Rare origi-

9. Martin Van Buren. ALS signed “M. V. Buren,” one page, 7.75 x 9.75, no date. Letter to a gentleman. In part: “I have the good luck to be down with a severe cold or I would call up & see you. Will you do me the favor to examine the ‘observations’ and call down in the morning with them.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through a single letter of the signature) and a tiny tear to the top edge. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

nal and complete issue of The Extra Log Cabin newspaper from September 12, 1840, eight pages, 15.5 x 21, published by Horace Greeley & Co. The entire newspaper is dedicated to the support of Harrison, featuring a wonderful engraved bust portrait of him on the front with his facsimile signature beneath, including over 30 articles about Harrison, many refuting claims of the Democratic opposition. Running against the incumbent Martin Van Buren, some column titles include: “Slanders of Gen. Harrison Refuted,” “Van Buren Economy!,” “The Orphan Wood-Chopper,” and “What Constitutes Greatness.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds, overall foxing, fraying to edges, various small tears and holes, and an ownership signature to the top of the front page. Greeley was a very influential newspaper publisher and also helped in Harrison’s ‘boots-on-the-ground’ campaign, organizing meetings, parades, and rallies in support of the Whig candidate. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“Rejoicing at the ascendancy of the Whig cause throughout the Union in the contemplated Election of William H. Harrison as President of the United States of America” 11. William Henry Harrison’s Supporters. DS, signed

“Thomas Leavitt, Jr.,” one page, 8.5 x 13, November 15, 1840. Fundraising document initiated by William Henry Harrison’s New Hampshire supporters upon his victory in the 1840 presidential election, in preparation for a celebratory dinner, with the money intended to “to defray the expense of manifesting our rejoicing at the ascendancy of the Whig cause throughout the Union in the contemplated Election of William H. Harrison as President of the United States of America.” A total of 43 individuals signed the document, all donating between $0.50 and $1, with the exception of the very generous “S. F. Belknap,” who pledged $5. The second integral page is labeled “Hampton, New Hampshire,” on the reverse. In very good condition, with intersecting folds and significant overall staining. Accompanied by photocopied newspaper articles about Harrison’s victory. In the 1840 presidential election, held on November 3, Harrison handily defeated the incumbent Martin Van Buren and carried the entire northeast, from Maine to Maryland—with the notable exception of New Hampshire. An interesting association between the state’s voting minority and the president. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Beautiful double-signed Polk and Buchanan diplomatic appointment to Peru 12. James K. Polk and James Buchanan. Rare partlyprinted vellum DS signed “James K. Polk” as president and “James Buchanan” as secretary of state, one page, 17 x 14.75, March 13, 1845. President Polk appoints Albert G. Jewett as “Chargé d’Affaires of the United States of America to the Republic of Peru.” Boldly signed at the conclusion by Polk and crisply signed by Secretary of State James Buchanan. The embossed paper seal affixed to the lower left remains very crisp and fully intact. In fine condition, with intersecting folds and scattered foxing (primarily to borders). This rare document is one of the earliest to have been signed by both Polk and Buchanan, as Polk had assumed the presidency on March 6, 1845, and Buchanan’s position as secretary of state was confirmed by the Senate only three days before signing, on March 10. An exceptional and highly desirable document signed by two presidents as the United States expanded its sphere of influence into South America. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Polk reschedules a speech in accordance with President Harrison’s national day of mourning 13. James K. Polk. ALS, one page, 7.25 x 12.25, April 30, 1841. Letter to John W.

Ford, marked “Private” at the top by Polk. In full: “Since writing to you proposing appointments at V. Buren C.H. McMinnville & Woodbury, I have learned that President Tyler has recommended the day preferred for Woodbury—(Friday the 14th May) as one of fasting and prayer throughout the U. States. Upon learning this fact my opinion is that it would not be proper for me to address the people on that day. It would be improper in itself—and might be seized upon and used by my political opponents. I have to request therefore that you will countermand the notices for the appointment for Woodbury—for the 14th May, & say to the people, that I will appoint some other day—for Woodbury—before the canvass ends. I rely upon you to give the notices for Van Buren C.H. for Wednesday the 12th and McMinnville on Thursday the 13th May. Can you meet me at V.B. Court House on the 12th? The finest spirit prevails in this Democratic region.” Reverse of second integral page is addressed in Polk’s hand to Ford. In very good condition, with letter having been professionally silked, intersecting folds, and uniform toning from previous display. Polk would lose the upcoming Tennessee gubanatorial election to James C. Jones, losing to him again two years later. When William Henry Harrison died after only serving 32 days in office, President Tyler declared a national day of mourning three weeks later. A respectful nod to the recently-deceased president, despite Polk’s urgent need to campaign. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Shortly after his victory at Buena Vista, Taylor defies the wishes of his superiors by not reinstating an officer 14. Zachary Taylor. LS signed “Z. Taylor, Majr. Genl, U.S.A, Comdg,” one page, lightly-lined both sides, 8 x 9.75, April 3, 1847. Letter to Adjutant General of the Army Roger Jones. In part: “Capt. Hinton has reported to his Colonel, but as the vacancy caused by his discharge had been duly filled by an election the case was referred to me, and I have felt bound under all the circumstances to decline issuing any order to restore him to his command. Upon reference to the files it appears that Capt. Hinton’s application for leave of absence reached my Head Quarters on the 13th of December as I was on the point of marching for Victoria, and by some inadvertence incident to the press of business, is supposed to have been mistaken for a resignation and orders given accordingly. Had Capt. Hinton before leaving the country notified his Colonel and my staff officer of this mistake, it would have been corrected at once, and no election held to supply his place; but in the absence of such correction the usual course was taken and his vacancy filled. As I had authority at any rate to order discharges in such cases, and as the new incumbent was legally and in due form elected, I do not consider that I have any right to displace him.” In fine condition, with some mild toning along mailing folds. Captain Simon B. Hinton had written to Secretary of War William M. Marcy about his situation, telling him that he had applied for a leave of absence because of his health, but was instead discharged. Despite the fact Jones and Secretary of War Marcy authorized Taylor to reinstate Hinton, Taylor stood firm on his decision. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

At the outbreak of the Civil War: “I deem it every man’s duty at this time to serve the country as best he can” 15. Millard Fillmore. Civil War–dated ALS, one page both sides, 5 x 7.75, September 21, 1861. Letter to Dr. Cyrus Powers, nephew of his late wife Abigail. In part: “I have this moment received your letter…informing me that you have applied to the State Medical Examiners for a certificate, and contemplate offering your services as surgeon to some Regiment in the U.S. Army, and requesting of me a letter of recommendation...I have never recommended any one for office to those who have succeeded on in the administration of the government, for the reason that self respect forbids that I should ask a favor, and respect for the ‘powers that be’ forbids that I should volunteer advice to them—But I deem it every man’s duty at this time to serve the country as best he can and I therefore sincerely hope that you will offer your services and be accepted.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds and show-through from writing on opposing sides of the page. Dr. Powers did successfully receive the appointment, serving as assistant surgeon in the 75th Regiment and later surgeon of the 160th Regiment, serving at field hospitals in New Orleans, Washington, and Maine. Van Buren had great respect for the executive office’s ability to make official appointments, even touching upon the responsibility in his 1850 State of the Union, saying that he regarded it ‘as a sacred trust, to be exercised with the sole view of advancing the prosperity and happiness of the people.’ A great letter that describes the former president’s views on both political influence and service to one’s country during wartime. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Franked envelope sending a well-preserved copy of his 1855 State of the Union address to dissuade a political rival 16. Franklin Pierce. Handaddressed and free franked envelope, 9.75 x 6.5, addressed by Pierce to “Hon. Geo. M. Dallas, Philadelphia, Penna,” and franked in the upper right, “Franklin Pierce.” This envelope carried a printed copy of Pierce’s 1855 State of the Union Address, sent to Dallas, which is included. Reverse of the envelope bears a retained copy of a letter to Franklin Pierce in the hand of George M. Dallas (Polk’s Vice President), complimenting the President’s message. Some scattered light toning and soiling to envelope, a small tear to top edge through first letter of signature, and adhesive and paper remnants over portions of Dallas’s letter, otherwise fine condition. Once a political ally of Pierce’s, Dallas eventually became an opponent, even attempting to gain the Democratic nomination for president in 1855. Pierce commenced a campaign to keep Dallas from running, offering his the ambassadorship to London, which he eventually accepted. The move turned out to be of little use to Pierce, as he was defeated by James Buchanan in the 1856 Democratic Convention. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

17. James Buchanan. Hand-addressed free-franked mailing envelope, 5 x 2.75, addressed by Buchanan to “Mrs. John R Thomson, Trenton, New Jersey,” and franked in the upper right, “Free, James Buchanan.” Panel also bears “Free” and “Misseny” ink stamps, and is postmarked Lancaster, Pennsylvania, September 26, 1862. In fine condition, with a few insignificant stains. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“Let New York politicks alone for the present as I have resolved to do. It is a perfect chaos” 18. James Buchanan. ALS as president-elect, one page both sides, 6.5 x 8, December 16, 1856. Letter to a gentleman. In part: “I have only time to advise you to let New York politicks alone for the present as I have resolved to do. It is a perfect chaos,—a whirlpool of contending elements,—which nobody either in or out of the State understand at the present moment. Don’t interfere in them now, if you desire to have influence on them hereafter. People come to me almost every day from New York. I like Wood very much & always have liked him. He is a Napoleon of a fellow. No man has ever been more abused than him; but he is abundantly able to take care of himself. I speak of the present moment. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thing; at a future day I will not interfere. He is a master spirit.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through a single letter of the signature), and a small area of surface loss below the signature due to erasure of the recipient’s name. The election of November 1856 saw Buchanan emerge victorious alongside fellow Democrat Fernando Wood, who was reelected as mayor of New York City. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) www.RRAuction.com | 11


Excessively rare letter handwritten by President Lincoln on April 12, 1861— the day the Civil War began 19. Abraham Lincoln. ALS signed “A. Lincoln,” one page, 5 x 5, April 12, 1861. Letter to Attorney General Edward Bates. In full: “On examination of papers, and full consideration, I have concluded to appoint Earl Bill, marshal for the Northern District of Ohio. Please send me the commission.” Doublematted and framed with a portrait of Lincoln to an overall size of 16 x 12. In fine condition, with central vertical and horizontal folds. Originally sold by Charles Hamilton, with his certificate of authenticity and wax seal affixed to reverse of frame. Here offered is the only known letter completely in the hand of President Abraham Lincoln, written and dated by him April 12, 1861, the day the Civil War began. The president had endured an increasingly stressful week, overseeing the standard duties of his new office while attempting to hold the country together. Foremost on his mind was the besieged Fort Sumter in Charleston, where tensions grew as Robert Anderson and his federal troops—running short on supplies—refused to surrender to the looming Confederate Army. The effort to resupply the fort became the first crisis of Lincoln’s administration, and he informed South Carolina’s governor of his intention to dispatch non-military supply ships on April 6, knowing that this action could further incite Southern sentiment against the North—or worse. In response, at 4:30 am on April 12, by the order of Confederate General P. G. T. Beauregard, Fort Sumter began to be bombarded by the Southern forces surrounding it in the port of Charleston—the impending crisis came to fruition after Lincoln’s day-by-day struggle to stabilize his beloved Union. News traveled slowly, however, and but for rumors the attack was not confirmed in Washington until the 14th—and so, on one of the most significant days in American history, it was ‘business as usual’ in the White House, with President Lincoln making a routine political appointment. At the time, Earl Bill had served one term in the Ohio Senate and was a delegate to the 1860 Republican National Convention in Chicago that resulted in Lincoln’s nomination as the party’s presidential candidate. A fantastic, boldly penned letter from this most important date. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $2500)

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A gallant officer’s appointment in the Union’s 18th Infantry

20. Abraham Lincoln. Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 15 x 18, July 11, 1864. President Lincoln appoints Alfred Townsend as “First Lieutenant in the Eighteenth Regiment of Infantry in the service of the United States.” Crisply signed at the conclusion by Lincoln and countersigned by Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton. The blue US War Department seal affixed to the upper left remains almost entirely intact. Attractively matted and framed to an overall size of 20.5 x 23.5. In very good to fine condition, with intersecting folds (a heavy horizontal fold bisecting Lincoln’s signature), and light scattered soiling. Townsend was recommended for a brevet promotion by Captain L. M. Kellogg of the 18th Infantry for his ‘gallantry on the 4th of July, 1864’ and ‘for gallantry on the 7th of August, 1864, when he was severely wounded.’ A highly desirable military appointment as the Union forces made their way through the South during the Atlanta Campaign. Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $1000)

Magnificent late 19th-century print from Hesler’s original 1860 negative 21. Abraham Lincoln. Desirable mounted photograph of Lincoln in profile, 7.75 x 9.5, printed by George B. Ayres circa 1890 from the original negative taken by Alexander Hesler shot in Springfield, Illinois, in 1860. Affixed to a slightly larger mount, with a copyright credit on the reverse, “Copyright, Geo. B. Ayres, Phila,” and a “G. E. Ayres, Copyright 1881,” photographer’s stamp to lower left corner. Somewhat noticeable surface marks, otherwise fine condition. One of Lincoln’s best portraits, his law partner William Herndon called this pose ‘so essentially Lincolnian; no other artist has ever caught it.’ RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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An 1837 ad for Lincoln’s first law practice, shortly after his admission to the bar

22. Abraham Lincoln. Original issue of the December 23, 1837, edition of

the Sangamo Journal, four pages, 18 x 24.75, with a notice in the first column reading: “Stuart & Lincoln, Attorneys and Counsellors at Law, will practice, conjointly, in the Courts of this Judicial Circuit—Office No. 4 Hoffman’s Row, up stairs, Springfield, April 12, 1837.” Nicely double-matted and framed with a window on the reverse for viewing of the last pages to an overall size of 26.5 x 33.5. In fine condition, with intersecting folds and an ownership notation to the upper right. Two columns above the Lincoln advertisement is an ad for the law firm of Ninian W. Edwards, who Lincoln had served with in the Illinois House of Representatives from 1834–1836. Edwards was married to Elizabeth Todd, sister of Mary Todd, and it was at the Edwards’ mansion where Lincoln first met his future wife. He had a similar connection with his new law partner, John Todd Stuart, Mary Todd’s cousin, who he also had served with in the state government. This was Lincoln’s first law practice, having just been admitted to the bar in 1836. An early and very desirable piece of Lincolniana. Oversized. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

23. Abraham Lincoln. Original printed proclamation, with Lincoln’s name printed at the conclusion,

5.5 x 8.5, three pages on two adjoining sheets, dated April 12, 1865. Three presidential proclamations, titled “General Orders No. 50,” concerning military blockades, the collection of duties on imports, the correction of Key West’s status as an open port to commerce, and the privileges and immunity of vessels of war. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

24. Abraham Lincoln. A 2.5˝ section of wooden fence rail, originally split by Abraham

Lincoln and his father. Accompanied by a 5 x 3 card bearing the following typed description: “Piece of a fence rail from the Thomas Lincoln farm near Charleston, Ill. Young Lincoln and his father split the rails to fence the newly acquired farm in the year 1831. It was in this year that Lincoln left home for New Salem, Ill. He was then in his 22nd year. Young Lincoln and his father built their two-roomed log cabin which was then a mansion in that area.” Also accompanied by a torn 6.25 x 3.5 envelope with the return address of Reverend Oliver B. Ransopher, Pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, who gave this piece as a gift in 1949; and a 3 x 5 card confirming the present, signed “Gift of O.B. Ransopher, Sept. 15, 1949.” In fine condition. Also included is a photocopy of a 1967 newspaper article about Ransopher’s collection.RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 14 | June 18, 2014 | PRESIDENTS & FIRST LADIES


Large pottery ink bottle saved from a clean-out of Lincoln’s law office 25. Abraham Lincoln. Large pottery

ink bottle found in the attic of the LincolnHerndon law office. Bottle stands 9.25˝ high with a 3.25˝ diameter base. Impressed on one side is: “Vitreous Stone Bottles, J. Bourne & Son, Patentees, Denby & Codnor Park Potteries, Near Denby. P. & J. Arnold, London.” A partial cork remains inside the bottle, and a piece of masking tape is affixed to the bottom, notated in pencil “Lincoln & Herndon Bldg.” Accompanied by a copy of a 1967 letter from Helen Gard Hanes, listing several items, including “2 large pottery ink bottles…from the Attic of the LincolnHerndon Law Office of Springfield, Illinois…found by my husband, the son of S. J. Hanes. My husband and his son, Murray S. Hanes, occupied the Lincoln-Herndon Law Office for over 70 years…About the year 1900, S. J. Hanes removed six wagon loads of known Abraham Lincoln Office material from the attic of the above building and burned it. Some of the items remained in between the floor joists and were left behind.” In fine condition. Lincoln had every intention of returning to his law practice after serving as president, telling his partner to leave the business sign hanging. The business never dissolved, but ended with Lincoln’s assassination. A well-preserved relic spared from the demise that met most of Lincoln’s office effects. RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

Pen made from a twig of Lincoln’s Springfield elm tree

26. Abraham Lincoln. Original wooden pen with metal fixtures and point, measuring 7.5″ long (including 1.5″ metal point), made from the twig of an elm tree planted by Lincoln in front of his Springfield, Illinois home. Lincoln purchased this home in 1844 and lived there until he left for Washington in February 1861. In fine condition, with expected light wear. Accompanied by a 1957 notarized affidavit from Mary Edwards Brown, which reads, in full: “This pen was made from a twig from the Elm tree planted by Abraham Lincoln in front of his home on the corner of Eighth and Jackson streets in Springfield, Illinois.” Mrs. Brown, grandniece of Mary Todd Lincoln, sold this pen to Dorothy Meserve Kunhardt, daughter of Frederick Hill Meserve, both great collectors of Lincolniana. In 1957, the Illinois State Historical Society Library acquired a collection of Lincoln-related items from Mrs. Brown. On May 28, 1981, Charles Hamilton sold The Dorothy Meserve Kunhardt Collection of Lincolniana, with this wooden pen being part of Lot 7 of the sale. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Pen made by Lincoln’s tutor, who taught the future president how to write 27. Abraham Lincoln. Quill pen, 5.5˝ long, made by Abraham

Lincoln’s cousin and tutor, Dennis F. Hanks. Pen is tied with green ribbon to a 4.5 x 2 card, with a handwritten statement that reads: “Aug. 1884. This pen was made by Denni [sic] F. Hanks, the man who taught Abraham Lincoln to write. It is like the one he made for Abe when he gave him his ‘First Lesson.’ Mr. Hanks lives in Charleston, Coles Co. [Illinois] and is 86 years of Age. Presented by S.H. Davis.” The card and pen have been affixed to a 7 x 6 card. In fine condition. Also included is a handwritten document, 6.25 x 5, signed by six jurors, which reads, in full: “We the Jury agree and find a Verdict in favour of the Defendant.” The third signature is that of Dennis F. Hanks, “D.F. Hanks.” Hanks’ pen was part of the H.W. Fay Collection sold at Riba-Mobley Auctions on October 26, 1985. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Elegant limited edition Krone pen issued on the anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, complete with a Lincoln handwriting sample

Image above are larger than actual size. 28. Abraham Lincoln. Limited edition Abraham Lincoln

rollerball pen by Krone, 26/28, housed in an attractive 7 x 9 x 3.75 custom wood case. The cap and barrel are crafted of fine Italian resin in Union navy blue. The sterling silver band, decorating the base of the cap, features Lincoln’s signature, and a sterling silver clip showcases a bronzed portrait of Lincoln. Crowning the cap is authenticated wood obtained from Lincoln’s private office in the White House where he signed the Emancipation Proclamation. Also included are two words, “the lands” written in Lincoln’s hand on an off-white 1.5˝ long slip, clipped from a larger letter or document, and housed in a 4.5 x 1.75 frame. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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29. Abraham Lincoln. Three original relics associated with Abraham Lincoln: small clipped piece of black mourning ribbon used during Lincoln’s burial service in Springfield, Illinois; a small clipped swatch of black and white striped material from one of Mary Todd Lincoln’s dresses, originally from the John Lattimer Collection; and a limited edition presentation of an 1860 Republican election ticket. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

30. Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln. Several strands of hair

from both Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln. Strands are housed in small magnified plastic cases and are double-suede-matted with images of the Lincolns and a descriptive caption to an overall size of 14 x 11. In fine condition. The hair was originally collected by Caroline Wright, wife of Indiana governor Joseph Wright. The Wrights were close friends of Lincoln and the hair was presented to Mrs. Wright after Lincoln’s 1865 inauguration. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Cary J. Delery, stating the hair was in the possession of the Wright family until 1992, when it was sold at Christie’s. The hair was sold again by Christie’s in 2002, as part of the Forbes Collection. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Fearing a surprise attack by Confederate ironclads, Grant warns his troops to be “extra watchful during the continuance of present high water” 31. U. S. Grant. Civil War–dated ALS signed “U. S. Grant, Lt. Gen.,” one page, 7.5 x 8.5, Head Quarters Armies of the United States letterhead, February 25, 1865. Handwritten telegram to Major General Edward Ord. In full: “Troops on the Bermuda front, as well as those on your extreme right should be notified to be extra watchful during the continuance of present high water.” In fine condition, with toning to edges from previous display. Accompanied by a handsome engraved portrait of Grant, bearing a facsimile signature. The Bermuda front was on a peninsula between the James and Appomattox Rivers, and the high water exposed it to attack—the threat was a concern for General Grant, who stayed in contact with Ord throughout the day of February 25. Earlier, he had sent a telegram warning Ord that Jubal Early’s Confederate troops were said to be moving toward the river, possibly preparing an attack from the right. The telegram here offered was sent next, warning that the high water posed a risk, and a third later that day, reiterating that vigilance must be taken due to the threat of Confederate rams, as the high waters would allow the ships clearance to travel the rivers. An excellent example of a war-dated Grant, demonstrating his tactical awareness as a military leader. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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A plan to smash the South’s supply chain—Union traitors beware! 32. U. S. Grant. Civil War–dated ALS signed “U. S. Grant, Lt. Gen.,” two pages, 5 x 8, Headquarters Armies of the United States letterhead, January 19, 1865. Letter to Major General Edward O. C. Ord, written from City Point, Virginia. In full: “Your private note of this date is rec’d. I think your suggestion to appoint a Commission to investigate into the Norfolk trade matter a good one. I could not suggest better names for the Commission than those named by you. Go on with it and lose no time in having the Commission commence its work.” In fine condition, with a bit of scattered mild dampstaining and mounting remnants to reverse edges lightly showing through. When Major General Edward Ord took command of the XVIII Corps in 1864, he quickly raised suspicions of illicit trade with the blockaded Port of Norfolk by Union leaders in the department. He suggested that a commission be formed to investigate the trade carried on from the port to the interior of Virginia, focusing on the methods by which Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s army received supplies. Grant approved instantly, and within two months 11 persons were were accused of trading with the enemy and held for trial. An excellent piece regarding the deceit that undermined the extensive Union blockade, and example of the swift action that made Grant the Union’s star general. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

33. U. S. Grant. Ink signature, “U. S. Grant,” on an off-white 3.25 x .75 clipped slip. In fine condition, with a slight brush to the end of the signature. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Extremely clean presidential pardon 34. U. S. Grant. Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 7.25 x

9, December 16, 1874. President Grant orders the secretary of state to “affix the seal of the United States to a Warrant for the pardon of William H. Myers.” Appealingly double-matted and framed with a colored engraving to an overall size of 21.5 x 16. In fine to very fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Rare four-language ship’s passport for the whaling journey of the Stamboul 35. Rutherford B. Hayes. Partly-printed DS as president, signed

“R. B. Hayes,” one page, 22 x 17, November 20, 1877. Four-language ship’s papers issued to “Jetur R. Rogers master or commander of the Bark called Stamboul…lying at present in the port of New Bedford bound for Pacific Ocean and laden with Provisions, Utensils and Stores for a Whaling Voyage.” Nicely signed in the third panel by Hayes and countersigned by Secretary of State William Everts. Intersecting folds, a few small edge tears, light scattered staining, and slight brushing to Hayes’s signature, otherwise fine condition. Hayes was the last president to sign such whaling documents, and their limited use during his administration has made them quite scarce. The Stamboul left the port of New Bedford for the Pacific in November of 1877 and did not return until August, 1881, landing 1625 barrels of sperm oil during its journey. An appealing and highly desirable document from the last vestiges of America’s prolific whaling industry of the 19th century. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Scarce letter as president-elect, responding to congratulations for his victory

36. Rutherford B. Hayes. ALS signed “R. B. Hayes,” one page, lightly-lined, 5 x 7.75, December 7, 1875. Letter to A. Hart of Cleveland. In part: “I am not yet prepared to announce conclusions, but may properly say that I agree with you in a great many things.” Affixed by the left edge to a slightly larger card. In fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

37. James A. Garfield. Choice LS signed as president-elect, “J. A. Garfield,” one page, lightly-lined, 5 x 8, Mentor, Ohio letterhead, December 2, 1880. Letter to George F. Morse of New York. In full: “Yours of November 4th… Accept my thanks for your congratulations & kind wishes.” Affixed by the left edge to a slightly larger card. In fine condition. Garfield had won the 1880 presidential election just one month earlier, on November 2, handily defeating Democratic candidate Winfield Scott Hancock in the electoral college despite an essential tie in the popular vote. Garfield presidential items are very scarce because he was assassinated, passing away just six months after taking office. The period in between being elected president and his inauguration was even shorter at four months, and autographic material as president-elect is often overlooked despite its comparability to items signed as president. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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38. James A. Garfield.

Garfield’s personally-owned pamphlet containing his brief speech, “Remarks of Hon. Jas. A. Garfield, of Ohio, in the House of Representatives, April 14, 1866, in memory of Abraham Lincoln,” four pages, 5 x 8, printed by Hudson Taylor of Washington in 1866. The front bears his stamped ownership signature, “J. A. Garfield,” in the upper right. His speech begins: “This day, Mr. Speaker, will be sadly memorable so long as this nation shall endure, which, God grant, may be ‘till the last syllable of time,’ when the volume of human history shall be sealed up and delivered to the Omnipotent Judge.” Light soiling to the front and three horizontal folds, otherwise fine condition. Originates from Garfield’s personal library, acquired via deaccession. William Makepeace Thackeray appropriately invoked Garfield’s own words in memorializing the president following his own assassination 16 years later. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

After emerging victorious in the 1880 election, a scarce letter related to his short-lived vice presidency 39. Chester A. Arthur. LS signed as vice president-elect, “C. A. Arthur,” one page, 5.5 x 8.25, New York Republican State Committee letterhead, November 19, 1880. Letter to E. E. Williamson. In full: “I beg to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 15th inst and to thank you for your congratulations and kind expressions regarding myself.” Affixed by the left edge to a slightly larger card. In fine to very fine condition, with intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through first letter of the signature). The Garfield/Arthur ticket had won the 1880 presidential election exactly two weeks earlier, on November 2, in a decisive electoral college victory despite an essential tie in the popular vote. Autographic material associated with Arthur’s time as vice president is very scarce, as he ascended to the presidency within six months of the administration’s tenure due to Garfield’s assassination by Charles Guiteau. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Uncommon Civil War-dated Arthur letter 40. Chester A. Arthur.

War-dated ALS signed “C. A. Arthur,” one page, 5.25 x 8.5, February 28, 1864. Letter to Silas Burt, Inspector General of the State of New York. In full: “I have carefully read the Report, every word of it, & can not change or add a word for the better—It covers the whole ground & is very clear & well stated. It could not be better than it is.” Along the bottom, Arthur adds a short postscript: “I called for you last night at 6 to go to dinner & found the office closed.” A vertical fold through a single letter of signature, old tape remnants to edges, and three small holes along left edge, otherwise fine condition. During the two years of the Civil War, Arthur served in the quartermaster’s staff in New York. As the office was a patronage position, he was removed when Democrat Horatio Seymour became governor in 1863 leaving Arthur to his private law practice. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

41. Grover Cleveland. Partly-printed DS as president, one page,

20 x 14, January 20, 1896. President Cleveland appoints Rufus E. Bean, “Postmaster at Franklin, in the County of Merrimack, State of New Hampshire.” Signed at the conclusion by Cleveland and countersigned by Postmaster General William Wilson. In very good to fine condition, with uniform toning, some scattered light foxing and soiling, and dampstaining to lower left. The gold foil seal is toned and slightly worn, and retains a portion of its original blue ribbon. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


42. Grover Cleveland. ALS as president,

one page, 5 x 8, Executive Mansion letterhead, April 12, 1886. Letter to well-known investor and philanthropist Herbert Radclyffe. 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.” Scattered toning, mirroring of ink to upper portion, mounting remnants to reverse of integral second page, and Cleveland’s signature a bit cramped along bottom edge, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope addressed in Cleveland’s hand. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

44. Benjamin Harrison. Three bank checks,

dated between 1879 and 1883, each filled out and signed by Harrison, “Benj. Harrison.” Expected cancellation cuts, some brushing to ink on one check, and some small edge tears, otherwise overall fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

A pristine White House engraving—a scarce format 45. William McKinley. Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 22 x 17, February 3, 1897. President McKinley appoints Arthur P. Cheek “Postmaster at Baraboo, in the County of Sauk, State of Wisconsin.” Signed at the conclusion by McKinley and countersigned by Acting Postmaster General Perry Heath. The gold seal and original red ribbon remain affixed to the lower left, with a partial tear to the seal. A few stains to the upper left, small tear to right edge, and aforementioned tear to seal, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

43. Benjamin Harrison. Handsome engraved portrait of the exterior of the White House, 4.75 x 3.75, crisply signed below the detailed vignette in black ink, “Benj. Harrison.” In very fine condition. This vignette features the depiction of the White House introduced during Arthur’s presidency, rather than the variation introduced later in Harrison’s term. While Harrison initially intended to expand the building, he ended up only refurbishing and redecorating the interior. An exquisite, exceptionally clean presidential piece. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

46. Theodore Roosevelt. White House

card prominently signed in black ink, “Theodore Roosevelt.” In fine condition, with a hint of a paperclip impression and subtle soiling to top edge and thin mounting remnants along two edges of the reverse. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Oversized portrait presented days before the 1916 election for a fellow Hughes supporter 47. Theodore Roosevelt. Print of an etching of

Roosevelt, 13 x 17, signed and inscribed in the lower border, “Inscribed for Orville J. Taylor Jr with the best wishes of Theodore Roosevelt Nov 4th 1916.” Also signed in pencil by the artist. Matted and framed to an overall size of 22.5 x 26. In fine condition. Chicago attorney Orville J. Taylor, Jr. was one of the eight incorporators of The Chicago Hughes Club, billed as ‘a non-partisan organization for voters who believe in Americanism and preparedness.’ A week earlier, Charles Evans Hughes had been nominated for President at the Republican National Convention in Chicago, while Roosevelt was nominated at the Progressive National Convention. He declined the nomination and, in accord with his wishes, the Progressive Party endorsed Hughes. A terrific example with an interesting political association. Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“For the first time since the adoption of the Constitution this Government will be without a treaty with Morocco” 48. Theodore Roosevelt. TLS as president, one page, 7 x 8.75, White House letterhead, June 26, 1906. Letter to Senator S. M. Cullom. In full: “Having reference to the letter which Secretary Root wrote you yesterday about the Algeciras Convention, I can only add that I earnestly hope this matter will receive favorable report from the Committee this session. I am literally unable to understand how any human being can find anything whatever to object to in this treaty; and to reject it would mean that for the first time since the adoption of the Constitution this Government will be without a treaty with Morocco. It seems incredible that there should be a serious purpose to put us in such a position.” A punch hole to top left, a bit of light soiling and foxing, and a slightly fuzzy appearance to typed text, otherwise fine condition. This treaty with Morocco was hotly contested in the Senate, with Roosevelt sending this letter to Cullom when it seemed certain the Senate would adjourn without acting. Cullom would submit a resolution for consideration, which would eventually be agreed to. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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49. Theodore Roosevelt. Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 21 x 16, Febru-

ary 28, 1907. President Roosevelt appoints Arthur P. Cheek as “Postmaster at Baraboo, in the County of Sauk, State of Wisconsin.” Signed at the conclusion by Roosevelt and countersigned by Postmaster General George von L. Meyer. The gold seal affixed to the lower left remains mostly intact with some chipping to edges. In very good to fine condition, with significant staining to the left side affecting the overall appearance; the majority of the document, including the signature area, is in fine, clean condition. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Certificate of Merit presented for service “at Mango Swamp Sulu Island” during the Philippine insurrection 50. Theodore Roosevelt and William H. Taft. Partly-printed

vellum DS, signed “Theodore Roosevelt” as president and “Wm. H. Taft” as secretary of war, one page, 14.75 x 9.75, March 17, 1904. President Roosevelt presents the Certificate of Merit to Private Timothy Jones. In part: “Know Ye That Private Timothy W. Jones of Company C of the Twenty-eighth Regiment of Infantry having Distinguished Himself in the Service of the United States on the sixteenth day of November 1903, in the action at Mango Swamp Sulu Island P.I. on the recommendation of Colonel O.J. Sweet, the Commanding Officer of his Regiment, I do hereby award to the said Private Timothy W. Jones this Certificate of Merit.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds, scattered wrinkling and toning, a bit of irregular ink adhesion to Roosevelt’s signature, and Taft’s signature several shades light, but still completely legible. Led by General Leonard Wood, the Americans soundly defeated a force of 2000 Filipinos at Jolo, with American casualties limited to six. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“Your letter came to me in Chicago where we were still terribly worried about my father” 51. Ethel Roosevelt. ALS signed “Ethel Carow Roosevelt,” two

pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 7, Sagamore Hill letterhead, no date, but postmarked October 28, 1912. Letter reporting on the condition of her father, two weeks after a failed assassination attempt. In part: “Your letter came to me in Chicago where we were still terribly worried about my father and it was such a pleasure to get it—and a comfort…that you remembered him in your little service of morning prayer. Now he is doing so wonderfully that we feel that there’s no need of worry.” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope addressed in Roosevelt’s hand. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Extremely rare Taft handwritten letter as president, on large format White House stationery 52. William H. Taft. Scarce ALS as president signed “Wm. H. Taft,” one page, 7 x 9, White House letterhead, May 19, 1911. Letter Miss Marjorie Ide, the daughter of his Minister to Spain. In full: “I thank you for the beautiful blue tie you have made for me. I shall wear it with pride and affection for her whose deft and beautiful fingers made it. (Can your Dons and Hidalgos beat that?) Give my love to your father—Mrs Taft had had a back set [sic, setback] but she is doing well now and we hope she will recover lost ground in a month.” A typed transcript of a September 8, 1917, letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Ide’s husband, Irish patriot and cousin of Winston Churchill Shane Leslie, is affixed to the reverse of the second page. In fine condition. This letter is just one of only two known Taft handwritten letters penned on the large format White House stationery. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Official support for a reverend “about to make a journey around the world” 53. William H. Taft.

TLS as president signed “Wm. H. Taft,” one page, 7 x 8.75, White House letterhead, August 24, 1909. Letter to the Diplomatic and consular Representatives of the United State, introducing Francis Edward Clark. In part: “Dr. Clark, with a number of people prominent in religious circles, is about to make a journey around the world in connection with the work of Christian Endeavor Societies in the Orient and elsewhere. I trust that he will be shown every proper official courtesy.” In very good condition, with a fold passing through the top of the signature, scattered marks and soiling, irregular toning from mounting remnants to reverse, and toned tape to edges. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“Fall is a bombastes furioso, whom I had to dress down once at Albuquerque before New Mexico came in. He swaggers and blusters and must disgust members of the Senate” 54. William H. Taft. TLS signed “Wm. H. Taft,” four pages, 8 x 10.5, personal Washington, DC, letterhead, August 30, 1919. Letter to Gus Karger, headed at the top, “Confidential.” In part: “Fall is a bombastes furioso, whom I had to dress down once at Albuquerque before New Mexico came in. He swaggers and blusters and must disgust members of the Senate other than the gang of the Foreign Relations Committee. At this distance it is a little difficult to judge, but it would seem as if Knox and Lodge and Borah and Johnson and Brandegee and Fall were digging the hole they are in deeper and deeper. They really run the danger of compelling their own party to disassociate itself from the responsibility for them in their course…I presume you have notes that in Carnegie’s will he gives me $10,000 a year during my life…I am a good deal disturbed about the matter…I don’t care to accept money from a man like Carnegie as a pension for public work done.” Taft has made several small handwritten corrections to the text, and has added a brief postscript under his signature. In very good to fine condition, with intersecting folds, uniform toning, and rusty paperclip marks and impressions along top edge. As World War I drew to a close, Woodrow Wilson was encountering tough opposition from Congress about the United States joining the League of Nations. Senators Henry Cabot Lodge, Hiram Johnson, and William Borah were strongly against the ratification of the Treaty of Versailles and the League of Nations. Despite Wilson’s best efforts, the United States never became a member. Beginning in 1912, Andrew Carnegie’s offered a $25,000 annual endowment to all former presidents, a precursor to the The Former Presidents Act, which was enacted in 1958. A magnificent letter which captures the battle between Wilson and Congress over the League of Nations. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Oversized portrait of the ship that brought Wilson to the peace conferences in Paris 55. Woodrow Wilson. Pearl-finish sepia 19.5 x 14 photo of the U. S. S.

George Washington at sea by E. Muller, Jr. of New York, signed in black ink, “Woodrow Wilson,” and dated “Mid-Ocean July 4, 1919,” in another hand. In very good condition, with scattered toning and foxing, several edge tears, with one extending through first letter of Wilson’s signature, a few creases, and a couple areas of a White-Out-type application along bottom portion of image. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

56. Woodrow Wilson. TLS,

one page, 6.75 x 9.25, personal letterhead, December 31, 1922. Letter to Reverend Francis Edward Clark of the Society of Christian Endeavor. In full: “Your friendship and support give me the greatest satisfaction and sense of enhanced strength, and I thank you most warmly for the reassurance of your kind good will and approval…I hope that the New Year will be one of unusual blessing and prosperity both for you and the Society.” Light creases and staining, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

58. Calvin Coolidge. TLS, one page, 7 x 9, vice presidential letterhead, April 27, 1921. Letter to Reverend Francis Edward Clark of the Society of Christian Endeavor. In part: “I appreciate sincerely your desire to have me address one of the meetings of the World’s Christian Endeavor Convention in July. I should like very much to do so, but it is impossible for me to give an answer so far in advance.” In fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Appointment for the Senate’s ex-president pro tempore to the 1923 Pan-American Conference 57. Warren G. Harding. DS as president, one page, 10.25 x 13.5, February 8, 1923. Presi-

dent Harding appoints Willard Saulsbury of Delaware as “a Delegate of the United States of America to the Fifth International Conference of American States, to be held at Santiago, Chile, March 25, 1923.” Crisply signed at the conclusion by Harding and countersigned by Secretary of State Charles E. Hughes, who would go on to serve as chief justice of the Supreme Court. The embossed paper seal affixed to the lower left remains very crisp and fully intact. Uniform toning and dampstaining to edges, otherwise fine condition. Saulsbury had previously served as a US senator and president pro tempore. Also known as the Pan-American Conferences, the Conferences of American States were meetings of the Pan-American Union, an international organization for cooperation on trade. This 1923 meeting saw the adoption of the self-explanatory ‘Treaty to avoid or prevent Conflicts between the American States,’ which obliged all American states to refrain from any mobilization of their armed forces against one another even in the worst case of disagreement in all matters. An exceptional, boldly signed document associated with this lasting legacy of international cooperation in the Western Hemisphere. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Franklin and Eleanor’s vase 61. Franklin D. Roosevelt. Small glass footed

59. Herbert Hoover. Handsome mattefinish 9.5 x 12 Bachrach photo, signed in the lower border in fountain pen, “The Kind Regards of Herbert Hoover.” Doublesuede-matted and framed to an overall size of 17.5 x 20. In fine, clean condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

vase originally owned by the Roosevelts. Early American-style handled flaring vase stands 4.5˝ high on a 2.25˝ diameter base, with the diameter of the opening measuring 3˝ wide. Vase was originally sold as Lot 517 in the November–December 1951 sale at Hammer Galleries in New York as “Miscellaneous Objects Belonging to the late President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt.” Accompanied by a photocopy of a 1951 letter from Eleanor Roosevelt to Mr. Hammer which reads, in part: “The items which we have consigned to you for sale are all belongings which my husband and I had in our various houses over the years; but, as you know, in this present day one is not able to operate the large households which were part of a bygone era…So it is my hope that others will be able to find enjoyment in the possession of these things which have given much enjoyment to my husband, myself and the members of my family.” Also included is a photocopy of Hammer’s catalog listing the vase. In fine condition, with a President and Mrs. Franklin Delano Roosevelt auction sticker affixed to the base. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Extremely rare portrait of FDR in his leg braces 60. Franklin D. Roosevelt. Matte-finish

10 x 8 photo of Roosevelt seated in a chair with his leg braces showing, surrounded by three other men, with all four wearing Tri Po Bed-embroidered fezzes, signed in the lower border in fountain pen by Roosevelt. Photo has been professionally inlaid and the borders retouched so that other signatures in the lower border are no longer visible. In very good condition, with a few corner creases, professional cleaning around Roosevelt’s signature, surface marks to image and aforementioned modifications to photo. Roosevelt was a member of the Masons since 1911, with the MOVPAR organization being an appendant body of Freemasonry. After being stricken with polio, Roosevelt was fitted with heavy iron braces and had to teach himself to walk while wearing them. Great care was taken to prevent any photos of Roosevelt in these braces or his wheelchair, so as not to draw attention to his disability. A scarce glimpse of Roosevelt’s affliction which many Americans never realized existed. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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62. Franklin D. Roosevelt. Roosevelt’s personally-owned stationery rack. Black-

painted wooden rack measures 9.5 x 4.5 x 8.75. Rack was originally sold as Lot 813 in the November–December 1951 sale at Hammer Galleries in New York as “Miscellaneous Objects Belonging to the late President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt.” Accompanied by a photocopy of a 1951 letter from Eleanor Roosevelt to Mr. Hammer which reads, in part: “The items which we have consigned to you for sale are all belongings which my husband and I had in our various houses over the years; but, as you know, in this present day one is not able to operate the large households which were part of a bygone era…So it is my hope that others will be able to find enjoyment in the possession of these things which have given much enjoyment to my husband, myself and the members of my family.” Also included is a photocopy of Hammer’s catalog listing for the rack. In fine condition, with a President and Mrs. Franklin Delano Roosevelt auction sticker affixed to the back. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Excessively rare erroneous advance copy, hand-corrected by the publisher 63. Franklin D. Roosevelt. Extremely rare advance copy of Looking Forward by

Franklin D. Roosevelt. NY: John Day Company, 1933. Softcover, 5 x 7.5, 279 pages. Accompanied by a custom blue cloth slipcase. This was one of 130 advance copies of the book sent out to reviewers on March 10, 1933; one of these was also sent to President Franklin D. Roosevelt at the White House, in which he discovered nine significant errors throughout the text. The John Day Company recalled them immediately, dispatching telegrams to the reviewers requesting that they ‘return without opening’ the packages they would receive in the mail that day. Of the 130 sent out, 120 were returned, and the errors were hand-corrected at the publishing house before being re-sent to the reviewers on March 15. This is one such example, with ink corrections on pages 36, 158, and 269, with page 141/142 being an entirely replaced page (original page cut out and replacement page laid in, not bound). Published in the wake of the Great Depression, the book was a compendium of Roosevelt’s ideas for the future, including chapters on subjects such as the reorganization of the government, taxation, agriculture, railroads, and judicial reform. Book condition: VG-/None, in VG+ custom-made slipcase. RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

64. Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. Charming 9.5 x 7 Christmas photo of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt relaxing at a patio table with a book and some knitting, taken on July 4, 1941, signed in fountain pen, as president, “Franklin D. Roosevelt,” and “Eleanor Roosevelt,” with “Christmas 1941” added in another hand. Matted and framed to an overall size of 14.5 x 13. Light silvering around edges, a few creases to lower left corner, some light rippling, and mounting remnants to reverse edges, otherwise fine condition. Given as a gift to members of the White House staff, the photo was taken on the south porch of their family home in Hyde Park. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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A recommendation to the FDIC 66. Harry S. Truman. TLS,

65. Franklin D. Roosevelt. Partly-printed DS, one page, 11 x 8.5,

February 9, 1932. Governor Roosevelt turns over a fugitive to the state of Massachusetts. In part: “I, Franklin D. Roosevelt…honored the requisition of the Governor of the State of Massachusetts for the surrender of Joseph Shields a fugitive from justice of said last named State, and have issued a warrant for his delivery to William H. Shields.” Signed at the conclusion by Roosevelt and countersigned by his counsel. Intersecting folds, a few wrinkles, PSA/DNA and James Spence authentication labels affixed to reverse, and two staple holes to top, otherwise fine condition. The gold foil seal is worn, but intact. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

one page, 8 x 10.5, United States Senate letterhead, April 1, 1938. Letter to John W. Snyder. In part: “I am pleased to tell you that I have recommended Miss Daphne Smith for a position with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. I shall be glad to notify Miss Smith as soon as any information is received.” Snyder’s retained carbon copy of the response is stapled to the upper left. In fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Truman’s pen used to sign a 1948 act “to increase the rates of service-connected death compensation” for military families 67. Harry S. Truman. Dipping pen used by President Truman to sign a bill to increase compensation for family hardships caused by deaths in the military passed by the House of Representatives on June 14, 1948. The black wooden pen measures 8˝ long and features a cork grip, with the manufacturer’s stamp on the side, reading, “1015 Eagle Cortex, Made U. S. A.” Includes the transmittal letter sent by Secretary to the President Matthew J. Connelly to Mr. W. M. Floyd, national commander of the Regular Veterans Association. In full: “Complying with your request, I have pleasure in sending you herewith one of the pens used by the President on July first in approving: S. 2825, ‘An Act to increase the rates of service-connected death compensation payable to certain widows, children and dependent parents of persons who served in the active military or naval service, and for other purposes.” Mounted, matted, and framed together to an overall size of 10 x 13. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Iconic twice-signed ‘Dewey Defeats Truman’ press photo 68. Harry S. Truman. Historic and scarce matte-finish 9.75 x 8 UPI News photo of Truman holding the front page of the November 3, 1948, Chicago Tribune with its headline proclaiming “Dewey Defeats Truman,” signed and inscribed in black ink along Truman’s sleeve, and signed again in black ink on the newspaper. A news caption is affixed to the reverse. In very good condition, with moderate contrast to the light signature and inscription across Truman’s arm, light silvering to edges, Truman’s other signature a bit light, but completely legible, and a few mild bends and ripples. Arguably one of the most recognizable and memorable images of any presidential election, highly sought after by collectors and especially interesting in this twice-signed form. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“Comrade Harry S. Truman” presents his memoirs

Three presidents honor the War of 1812 70. Truman, Eisenhower, and Nixon. Unique program for

69. Harry S. Truman. Signed book: Year of Decisions, Volume 1. Special Kansas City edition limited to 20,615 copies. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1955. Hardcover, 5.75 x 8.5, 596 pages. Signed and inscribed on the half-title page in fountain pen, “To Eddie & Ruthie Jester, with kindest regards, from Comrade Harry S. Truman, Nov. 23, 1955.” Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG-/None. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

a ceremony held to honor the 149th anniversary of Castle Clinton in Battery Park becoming a US Army headquarters during the War of 1812, held on September 27, 1963, three pages, 9 x 12.5, signed and inscribed on the front cover in ink, “To Andrea & Ronnie, best of luck all their lives, Harry S. Truman,” “Dwight D. Eisenhower,” and “Richard Nixon, Best wishes to Robert.” Nixon’s signature faded but legible, otherwise fine condition. The signatures were originally obtained by Robert Bernstein, a well-known New York chauffeur for officials and dignitaries. Multi-signed presidential pieces are highly sought after, with earlier examples such as this being quite scarce. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Ike’s personally-owned pocket knife, his preferred model 71. Dwight D. Eisenhower. Eisenhower’s personally-owned and -used pen

knife. Case knife measures 2.5˝ long with three different-sized pull-out blades, with the longest blade etched “D. D. E. Oct. 54.” Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from David North which states: “My mother, Helen Weaver North, was General Dwight D. Eisenhower’s personal secretary at NATO Headquarters in Paris from 1951 and his secretary at the White House from 1953-1957. This is to certify that the pen knife pictured below was given by President Eisenhower to my mother.” In fine condition, with expected wear to blades and handle from use. Eisenhower owned several of these Case knives, and was so interested in the style that Case began referring to this pattern as the ‘Eisenhower,’ which is still sold by the company today. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) www.RRAuction.com | 29


“The War Department is currently demoting and retiring many senior officers in order to keep pace with our rapid demobilization” 72. Dwight D. Eisenhower. TLS, one page, 7 x 9, War Department, Chief of Staff letterhead,

June 27, 1946. Letter to Frank Fortune. In part: “It is indeed gratifying to read your very thoughtful letter concerning Colonel Van Vlack…As you probably know, the War Department is currently demoting and retiring many senior officers in order to keep pace with our rapid demobilization. I regret to say that it would not be practicable to recommend Colonel Van Vlack for appointment as a Brigadier General at this time.” Accompanied by an unsigned carbon of Fortune’s letter to Eisenhower recommending Van Vlack for a promotion. Scattered foxing to corners and edges, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

73. Dwight D. Eisenhower. White China dinner plate, 10″ diameter, made

for President Eisenhower’s presidential jet, Columbine. The dinner plate features a border in gilt, with the blue columbine flower at one edge and a gilt-lettered “D.D.E.” beneath the flower. The plate’s underside is gilt-lettered “The Presidential Plane Columbine,” and is stamped with the company’s logo and “Shenango, China New Castle, Pa., U.S.A., Rimrol Welroc K18.” In fine condition, with expected light surface wear from use. Plate originates from the collection of presidential historian and collector Gerald Gurian. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Afrika Corps war souvenir presented by Eisenhower to his personal secretary

74. Dwight D. Eisenhower. Small hand-made war souvenir in the design of a sword, Sword measuring a total of 6.5˝ long, with the blade engraved on one side with the stylized palm tree/swastika, the symbol of the Deutsche Afrika Korps, the year “1944,” and “Nord-Afrika.” The other side is engraved with a laurel branch, the words “Bizerte” and “Carney,” and the initials “AK.” The handle of the blade is made from a spent rifle cartridge. In fine condition. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from David North which reads, in full: “My mother, Helen Weaver North, was General Dwight D. Eisenhower’s personal secretary at NATO Headquarters in Paris from 1951 and his secretary at the White House from 1953-1957. This is to certify that the blade/bullet, engraved ‘1944 Nord-Afrika’ with the symbol of the German Afrika Korps on one side, pictured below, and ‘Bizerte,’ ‘Carney,’ and ‘AK’ on the other side, was given by President Eisenhower to my mother.” RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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From Berle’s JFK collection

75. John F. Kennedy Inauguration. Collection of materials related to JFK’s inauguration that once belonged to Milton Berle, including: a limited edition hardcover inaugural program; a copy of the handwritten sheet music for the ‘Ode to the Inauguration’ performed at the pre-inaugural gala by the likes of Sinatra, Berle, Belafonte, and Lawford; two different invitations with the original mailing envelopes; two different softcover programs; souvenir edition of Life magazine; and cardstock photo. In overall fine condition. Berle was closely connected to the Kennedy campaign, participating in fundraisers and performing at his Inaugural Gala, along with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Peter Lawford, and Ella Fitzgerald. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“The performance of Shakespeare last evening in the White House was a very exciting one” 76. John F. Kennedy. TLS as president, one page, 5.5 x 8.5, White House letterhead, October 5, 1961. Letter of thanks to Jack Landau. In full: “The performance of Shakespeare last evening in the White House was a very exciting one from many points of view. Mrs. Kennedy and I appreciate so much your fine efforts in directing the production, and I hope you will express my thanks to the actors, actresses, and technicians who worked so hard to make it the success it was. We were very proud of our American theater last night, and thank you again for everything you did to make it a memorable performance.” Double-matted and framed with a color portrait of Kennedy to an overall size of 21.25 x 16. In fine condition. The performance referenced in the letter was done in conjunction with a state dinner for Sudanese President Ferik Ibrahim Abboud. Landau directed a series of excerpts from Shakespeare’s works done in an American key. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Presenting an early copy of his Pulitzer Prize-winning book on political courage 77. John F. Kennedy. Signed book: Profiles in Courage. Later printing. NY: Harper and Brothers, 1956. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6 x 8.5, 266 pages. Signed and inscribed in fountain pen on the first free end page, “To Anthony Amari, Best regards, John Kennedy.” Autographic condition: fine, with small owner’s signature along top of signed page, as well as some scattered mild soiling. Book condition: VG-/VG-. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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78. John F. Kennedy. TLS signed “John Kennedy,” one page, 7.5 x 9.5, United States Senate letterhead, January 31, 1957. Letter to Charles William Lavers in Boston. In part: “I appreciate your concern and realize fully the responsibilities our Government is faced with in its relations with the other countries of the world and in the maintenance of peace. As a member of the Foreign Relations Committee I intend to devote a substantial part of my time to a study of these serious questions.” Matted and framed with a portrait of Kennedy to an overall size of 20.5 x 16. In fine condition, with intersecting folds. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Lawmen connected to the tragic 1963 day in Dallas

Evidence from Lattimer’s extensive ballistics tests

80. John F. Kennedy. Rectangular piece of clear plexiglass, 7.75

79. John F. Kennedy. Collection of 19 items consisting of signed photos and printed testimonies, each signed by a person associated with the Kennedy assassination. Signers are: M. Nick McDonald (SP), Winston Lawson (2 SP), Clint Hill (2 SP), James Leavelle (9; 2 SP and 7 printed testimonies, all inscribed), Gerald Blaine (2 SP ins), and Bob Jackson (3; one photo and two signatures). In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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x 6 x 0.25, featuring a bullet hole in the right side, with notations reading, “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)


Fifty year bottle of Haig & Haig scotch presented to Kennedy as an inaugural gift, carefully preserved by his personal driver 81. John F. Kennedy. Still-sealed

bottle of Haig & Haig Pinch blended scotch whiskey, given to Mr. and Mrs. John F. Kennedy as an inaugural gift after he won the 1960 Presidential election. Unopened bottle has its intact foil seal as well as a paper seal over that which reads “Renfield Imports Ltd, Newark, NJ.” Front of the bottle has an affixed District of Columbia beverage tax stamp. The scotch is still housed in its original Christmas box. This gift was stored in the home of Capitol police officer and Kennedy chauffeur/handyman James H. Boyer, Sr. after the Kennedys moved from their home in Georgetown to the White House in the Fall and Winter of 1960-1961. Pinch is distinguished even further by its famous triangular, dimpled bottle wrapped in wire net. The blend is known as The Dimple in markets outside the United States. The whisky has been bottled in this container since its creation, with the hand-applied wire mesh originally designed to prevent the cork from coming out during export shipments through rough seas. Also included are two receipts for alcohol purchased by Mrs. Kennedy (with neither listing the bottle offered here), one while her husband was campaigning for the presidency, dated June 17, 1960; and a later one while president, delivered to “The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue,” dated May 1, 1961. This bottle comes from the heirs of Officer James H. Boyer, Sr., who became a US Capitol policeman in 1949, and is accompanied by a letter of provenance from one of his direct descendants. Officer Boyer developed friendships with many congressmen and senators, including Kennedy, for whom he became a personal driver, as well as a handyman for Jackie at the Kennedy Georgetown home. Boyer and friend John J. ‘Muggsy’ O’Leary, who met while serving together on the Capitol force, helped the Kennedys move from Georgetown to the White House. At that time, Boyer was asked to store some of the many inaugural gifts sent to the Kennedys; this bottle of scotch was among those gifts. After President Kennedy’s assassination, Officer Boyer was one of the main Capitol police on guard at the Rotunda, as a grieving nation filed passed the coffin. The receipts were originally part of an important archive of Kennedy expenditures, and together with the Scotch provide a unique artifact of the lighter side of Camelot. Important: You must be 21 years of age or older to bid on this lot. RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

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Wonderful Rodin-inspired Limoges china prepared for the First Couple’s trip to Paris 82. John F. Kennedy. Beautiful limited edition hand-painted

Limoges porcelain dinner plate as approved by Jacqueline Kennedy for the First Couple’s visit to Paris in May 1963, numbered 1/100, measuring 9.5˝ in diameter, featuring stunning floral designs in the center and edges based upon the work of renowned Parisian artist Auguste Rodin. The bottom of the plate bears a hand-painted note in gold, “Specimen du service offert a Mme. Jacqueline Kennedy in Mai 1963 [Example of the service offered to Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy in May 1963],” with makers’ stamps of Georges Boyer of Limoges and Galerie Urban. In fine condition. Stunning sets of Rodin-inspired china were prepared in anticipation of the Kennedys’ visit, with 100 of these ‘specimen’ example plates being produced in addition to the gifts given to the couple. Three such examples were submitted to Jacqueline for approval beforehand. These were to be marketed by the Galerie Urban in London, and were not produced for the general public. This rare and exquisitely decorated piece of china is a fantastic representation of the first lady’s influential style and artistic taste. RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Sterling silver bowl given to his mother-in-law after an awkward incident with the governor of Rhode Island, documented in JFK’s Last Hundred Days 83. John F. Kennedy. Ster-

ling silver bowl, made by Gorham, standing 3.75˝ high and measuring 8˝ in diameter, engraved on one panel, “For Mummy from Jack.” Bowl was originally given by Kennedy to his mother-in-law Janet Lee (Bouvier) Auchincloss. Also includes an unsigned handwritten note from Kennedy, on White House stationery, which reads, in full: “For Mummy from JFK and the people of R. I. with love.” In fine condition. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from John Reznikoff certifying that the bowl was purchased at an auction of items from Hammersmith Farm, the Auchincloss family estate in Newport, Rhode Island, where Jacqueline Kennedy grew up. In JFK’s Last Hundred Days by Thurston Clarke, the author describes an awkward situation between Kennedy and Rhode Island Governor John Chaffee who presented him with a ‘chintzy’ vase. Kennedy subsequently presented his mother-in-law Chaffee’s vase, calling it ‘a token of my undying affection.’ Suspicious of the gift’s uncharacteristically low quality, ‘mummy’ was relieved to learn that it was actually a present from the people of Rhode Island; it is believed that JFK then gave her this stunning silver bowl as a ‘make-up’ gift. A great memento of the president being caught in a slightly uncomfortable, yet humorous, situation. RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

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Lavish formal dinner plate from Kennedy’s final official banquet in Miami 84. John F. Kennedy. Cobalt-blue dinner plate specially produced for the dinner of the Inter-American Press Association [IAPA] in honor of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, held at the Hotel Americana in Miami Beach on November 18, 1963. Plate measures 10.5˝ in diameter with gilt edging and gilt ornamentation of the presidential seal as well as the coats of arms of the IAPA’s 14 member states. A manufacturer’s imprint on the cream underside reads, “Syracuse—China—93 G U.S.A.” Plate originated from the Hotel Americana’s Catering Sales and Service Manager Louis Ronco, to whom an entire Miami Herald feature article (a copy of which is included here) was dedicated the very next day, tracing Ronco’s legacy of presidential dinners dating back to the FDR administration. Additional photocopied provenance comes in the form of three letters to Ronco that attest to his services that night; copies of the program and menu from the event; and photocopied pictures of Kennedy in his motorcade, in his hotel suite and at his head table, including an image of the Grand Ballroom with a plate shown at each setting. In fine condition. A beautifully detailed and eye-catching memento from Kennedy’s last official dinner, which captures the grandeur associated with the office. RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Poignant JFK memorial letterhead: “Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country” 85. Jacqueline Kennedy. Two un-

signed handwritten notes. The first is along the right edge of a 1969 TLS to Kennedy from American Legion commander Albert Casassa, on letterhead bearing John F. Kennedy’s memorable inauguration speech quote, “Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.” The letter asks for, “permission to bestow upon you, an Honorary Membership to our Woman’s Auxiliary, to Caroline as an Honorary Member of the Jr. Auxiliary, and John Jr., as a Honorary Member of the SAL [Sons of the American Legion]. You are all eligible, because President Kennedy served in the Armed Forces during time of war,” and goes on to mention that the post has “purchased an Eternal Flame for John F. Kennedy that will be installed in our headquarters.” Kennedy writes a note to David Powers at the top which reads, “What do I say? OK if hurts him too much not too—but can’t you say if it’s named for JFK that is we feel we belong to it anyway—I guess we should let him join us you decide.” The second unrelated note is to her personal secretary, Nancy Tuckerman, on a 5.75 x 3.5 off-white sheet, reading, “Nancy—what is most tactful answer—I don’t mind getting them & seeing them if it isn’t imposing.” In overall fine condition, with creasing and a couple tiny edge tears to typed letter. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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88. Lyndon B. Johnson. TLS as

86. Jacqueline Kennedy. TLS signed “Jacqueline Onassis,” one

page, 8.5 x 11, Doubleday letterhead, April 23, 1981. Letter to Abbie Gail Weiser, written as associate editor, in part: “Your notebook on le hameau de Marie Antoinette is enchanting. You have done so much marvellous research. The trouble is that such a book would be enormously expensive to do...And the Doubleday doesn’t feel that there would be a large enough audience to justify the expense of such a book…beautiful illustrated books are the first casualties in this very difficult time in the publishing business…It could be a marvelous book and I hope you can make it happen” In fine condition. Le Hameau de Marie Antoinette is a rustic village built as a place of leisure for the queen, complete with thatched cottages, a mill, dairies, and a farm surrounding a lake; it seems that Weisner’s pitch did not succeed with any publishers, with no record of such a book ever being released. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

87. Jacqueline Kennedy. Felt tip signature, “Jacqueline Kennedy

Onassis,” on an off-white 5 x 3 card. In fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 36 | June 18, 2014 | PRESIDENTS & FIRST LADIES

president, one page, 7 x 10.25, White House letterhead, December 2, 1966. Letter to Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara. In part: “I am anxious to do everything in my power to minimize Federal spending this year and next. You know about the $5 billion cutback in Federal programs I just announced. In turn, I know how hard you are working to pare Service requests, both for the 1967 supplemental and the 1968 budget.” In fine condition, with show-through from stamp on reverse at top, not affecting any text or Johnson’s crisp signature. Letter originates from the estate of Robert S. McNamara. Johnson’s budget for 1967 included drastic cuts in defense spending, much of which he funneled into his concept of the ‘Great Society’—the savings allowed the introduction and maintenance of programs affecting education, housing, welfare, healthcare, and countless other aspects of everyday American life. In addition to this being a scarce letter from a sitting president to his secretary of defense, it is representative of the financial goals of Johnson’s entire administration. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

LBJ and family take one last ride on Air Force One 8 9 . Ly n d o n and Lady Bird Johnson. Origi-

nal matte-finish 10 x 8 press photo of President Johnson and his family boarding Air Force One on the day he left office in 1969, signed and inscribed in black ink, “For Joseph J. Friscelli—with our best wishes, Lady Bird Johnson,” “Lyndon B. Johnson,” “Lynda J. Robb,” and “Luci Johnson Nugent.” Reverse bears a United Press International stamp. In fine condition, with some subtle feathering to ink. Accompanied by a letter of transmittal from Lady Bird’s secretary, dated June 18, 1971. A historic image and unique combination of signatures. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


“I was sorry to hear that you lost your gallant battle against your critics” 90. Richard Nixon. TLS signed “RN,” one page, 7.25 x 10.25, personal letterhead, February 25, 1988. Letter to conservative columnist Victor Lasky which accompanied page proofs of Nixon’s book, 1999: Victory Without War. In part: “Some of our mutual friends will consider it to be too tough on the Soviets, but I thought it was essential to provide an antidote for the wave of euphoria that seems to have engulfed the West since the Washington summit.” After his signature, Nixon adds a brief handwritten postscript which reads: “I was sorry to hear that you lost your gallant battle against your critics.” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

91. 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 $200)

“I believe in the 2nd Amendment, and the rights of sportmen like you. Period” 92. Barack Obama. Fantastic and excessively rare ALS as president, one page on a 6.5 x 4, White House stationery card, no date. Response to a citizen regarding the Bill of Rights. In full: “I believe in the 2nd Amendment, and the rights of sportmen like you. Period.” In fine condition, with a crease to the right edge. Handwritten letters as president are immensely desirable and increasingly rare in today’s modern age, particularly in personal responses with content such as this, addressing one of the most frequently discussed and controversial Constitutional issues of Obama’s administration—the right to bear arms. His first term witnessed gun violence affecting Americans nationwide—from Chicago streets to middle-class schools to the halls of Congress—raising debates on the Second Amendment to the forefront of the country’s political consciousness. In 2013, the President began his second inaugural speech by addressing this discussion, specifically citing the founders’ declaration of unalienable rights—life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness—and saying that Americans ‘continue a never-ending journey to bridge the meaning of those words with the realities of our time.’ Even if gun violence goes legislatively unaddressed throughout the rest of the Obama administration, the debate itself will undoubtedly be one of the most prominent legacies of his presidency, and so one of the most desirable subjects possible for an already rare presidential letter. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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“Barry” Obama’s 1978 high school yearbook

93. Barack Obama. Color 16 x 20 poster entitled ‘Destiny,’ based on the iconic Shepard Fairey ‘Hope’ design, featuring a portrait of Obama imposed over the text of his 2008 victory speech given at Grant Park in Chicago, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

94. Barack Obama. Official 1978 Oahuan yearbook from Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawaii, 9 x 12.25, 328 pages, featuring images of Obama during his junior year with his homeroom class and as a member of the varsity basketball team, identified in both images as “Barry Obama.” In fine condition, with a loose front hinge and other students’ signatures throughout. Obama attended Punahou School with the aid of a scholarship from fifth grade in 1971 through his graduation from high school in 1979, a year in which he also won the state championship as a member of the basketball team. A great item from the future-president’s formative years. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Huge Christmas ornaments originally obtained from Neiman Marcus, signed by four presidents

95. Presidents. Collection of four porcelain Christmas ornaments, each approximately 5˝ in diameter, two of which have been hand-decorated, signed in various color felt tip by Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, and Richard Nixon, who adds an inscription which reads, “To Camillo Capuzzi, with appreciation for his generous philanthropy & best wishes.” Accompanied by a fifth unsigned ornament, decorated with small gold coins and imitation rubies. In fine condition, with Reagan’s and Nixon’s signatures a shade or two light. Ornaments were originally purchased by San Diego businessman Richard Burns at a celebrity charity auction at the opening of the Neiman Marcus department store in San Diego in 1982. After acquiring the ornaments, Burns sent them to five presidents, four of whom honored his request for their signatures. These ornaments were gathered by Burns with the intention of presenting them as a gift to his long-time friends, Camillo and Dolores Capuzzi, who received them in 2013 after Burns’s passing. Also included are a program and directory from the auction, held on December 11, 1982. A unique assemblage of four consecutive presidents, each boasting large signatures, lovingly cared for over 30 years. RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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notables 130. Susan B. Anthony. Desirable AQS on an off-white 3.5 x 2 card, signed at the conclusion, “Susan B. Anthony, Rochester, N. Y., July 26, 1882.” Anthony pens a brief but meaningful quote, in full: “Equality of Rights for Women.” In fine condition. Accompanied by two commemorative FDCs and a block of stamps honoring Anthony. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Autograph album of Mary Pickford’s traveling companion signed by such luminaries as Amelia Earhart, H. G. Wells, and Marconi

131. Autograph Album. Hand-tooled hardcover leather-bound autograph album, 7.5 x 10, owned by Martha Case, a traveling

companion of Mary Pickford’s. Album contains approximately 80 signatures obtained between the 1920s and the 1950s, including: Guglielmo Marconi, Amelia Earhart, Benito Mussolini, Grand Duke Alexander Mikailovich, Prince William of Sweden, Maurice Chevalier, H. G. Wells, Pearl S. Buck, Max Reinhardt, Helen Wills Moody, Donald Crisp, Bill Boyd, Frank Borzage, Raymond Hatton, and Johnny Mack Brown. In very good condition, with covers separated from binding, several pages removed from album and not included, and expected handling wear. Album originates from the estate of Mary Pickford. An eclectic and unique collection of pioneers, dignitaries, and celebrities of the day. RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Scarce signed portrait of the Red Cross founder 132. Clara Barton. Rare 5 x 6.5 book photo of Barton origi-

nally done by J. E. Purdy, signed in the lower border in black ink, “With sincere regards of Clara Barton, Glen Echo, Nov. 26, 1908.” Double-matted with a small plaque to an overall size of 10.25 x 12. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Incredibly rare letter from Europe’s revolutionary 18th-century typographer 133. Giambattista Bodoni. Italian typographer, compositor, printer, and publisher (1740–1813). Third-person ALS in Italian, one page, 6.75 x 9.5, no date. In full (roughly translated): “Bodoni, being prevented by the motives mentioned in the previous letter to respond categorically to the letter of the illustrious and very dear Danielle, announces a fuller answer very soon. Meanwhile, he recommends himself in the most efficient way to the courteous, tender, and loving initiative of his friend, Doctor Pizzetti, trusting that he will be very grateful to obtain the due reparation of his reputation that is necessary for every reason of justice.” In very good condition, with light overall foxing, staining to the lower left (affecting a few words), and repaired paper loss to a few areas at the bottom of the sheet. Despite his quarrelsome nature (it was not uncommon for him to be in need of “reparation of his reputation”), Giambattista Bodoni’s career far surpassed any typographer of his time. After successfully organizing the Royal Printing-house in Parma, he was given permission to open one under his own name, Officina Bodoni—a rare honor at that time. Designing and personally engraving nearly 300 typefaces with an unprecedented level of technical refinement, and overseeing the production of over a thousand fine editions, he quite literally changed the face of European printing, earning a place among the most respected and influential typographers of all time. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Excessively rare survey receipt from 1784— the year his legend took hold 134. 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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Buried in debt, Vice President Burr arranges an intricate land deal with future Supreme Court Justice Livingston 135. Aaron Burr. ALS signed “A. Burr,” one page, 8 x 9.75, November 9, 1801, to merchant William Edgar discussing a complex land transaction. In full (with grammar and spelling retained): “My arrangements with my creditors are all made, except the english Claim which I have agreed to compromize; but this compromize cannot be compleated untill my sale takes effect, because it requires 12,000 Dolrs. Cash which I can in no other Way Command. It must also be done at Philada where the agent of the englishman resides—Ludlow’s Journey is postponed till Thursday—[Henry] B[rockholst] Livingston insists that the property be divided by ballot before any deeds are given or Money paid...I wish to go to Phila this Week because I shall have to conclude the business there and then return to this City before B. L. Sails—he will pay only a part untill that Debtor claim is settled and I am not very certain that he will pay any thing before that settlement takes place.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds, some light mirroring of ink and small docketing notation and mounting remnants to reverse. Burr, like many of his contemporaries following the American Revolution, became involved in land speculation in the vast frontier. The “english Claim” to which he refers in this letter may have been related to a 200,000 acre land deal in upstate New York with an English merchant by the name of John Julius Angerstein in 1794. Burr’s partner, James Greenleaf, changed the arrangements of the deal and Burr, all but insolvent due to other bad land deals, narrowly avoided prosecution by Alexander Hamilton after managing to raise money through a series of loans. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Stunning oversized image from Byrd’s historic South Pole flight 136. Richard E. Byrd. Fantastic matte-finish 17.75 x 13.5 photo, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Mr. and Mrs. J. Henry Colon, With all good wishes, R. E. Byrd, Dec. 25, 1931.” Also faintly signed in the lower right by the photographer, “A. C. McKinley.” A tag affixed to the reverse reads, “Mountains to East of South Pole Flight, No. 29, Copyright B. A. E.” In very good condition, with horizontal fold passing through the center, a few noticeable surface impressions, and slightly trimmed edges; overall the image remains very visually appealing. Also accompanied by two unsigned oversized vintage photos of the South Pole expedition. This marvelous photograph shows the desolate Antarctic landscape that Byrd faced during his first expedition, captured by McKinley during the famous 1929 flight that made them the first men to fly over the South Pole. Stunning in size and subject, it is a choice Byrd piece. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

139. Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher. Signed book: A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, Volume II. Later printing. London: Cassell and Company, 1956. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.5 x 10, 344 pages. Initialed on the second free end page, “WC.” Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG/VG. Also included is a hardcover edition of The Downing Street Years by Margaret Thatcher, signed in black felt tip on a bookplate affixed to the first free end page. A great pairing of two of Britain’s finest prime ministers. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Amazing letter to Hap Arnold written from the White House while planning for D-Day with FDR 140. Winston Churchill. World War II–dated TLS signed “Winston S. Churchill,” one page, 7.5 x 9.5, prime ministerial letterhead, May 25, 1943. Intriguing letter written from the White House to General Henry H. ‘Hap’ Arnold. In full: “I am so sorry that illness has prevented your taking part in the conversations which we are carrying on just now in Washington. We all miss you very much, and I sincerely hope that you will make a speedy recovery.” In fine condition, with central vertical and horizontal folds. At this time, Churchill was in Washington to meet with President Franklin D. Roosevelt along with military and diplomatic advisors from both countries, for strategic planning sessions which they codenamed the Trident Conference. These meetings lasted for two weeks, with notable Americans like George C. Marshall, William D. Leahy, and Claire L. Chennault participating; Arnold, who had attended a similar meeting in January 1943, was notably absent due to a severe heart attack suffered on May 10, which landed him in Walter Reed for ten days. The most important decision made at the conference was one that would alter the course of the war and become etched in history forever—the nations agreed to combine forces in a cross-channel invasion of France, scheduling a tentative date of May 1, 1944, nearly a year later so that there would be time to build up troops, supplies, and weaponry. This invasion—now known as D-Day—took place on June 6, 1944. A positively remarkable letter of tremendous historic relevance, written to one of America’s premier military leaders while strategizing for some of the most important moments of the war. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Presenting a copy of his well-written biography of his father, Lord Randolph Churchill 141. Winston Churchill. Signed book: Life of Lord R. Churchill, Volumes I and II. First edition. London: Macmillan and Co. Limited, 1906. Hardcover, 5.75 x 8.75, 564 and 531 pages. Signed and inscribed on the third free end page of Volume I, “To Lord Welby from Winston S. Churchill, 1 Jan 1906.” Autographic condition: fine, with some mild edge toning to signed page. Book condition: VG-/None. Reginald Earle Welby (1832-1915) served as permanent secretary to the treasury from 1885–1894. Following his retirement he was raised to the peerage as Baron Welby of Allington in the County of Lincoln. In Volume II of this biography, Churchill quotes at length of Welby’s impression of his father when he became Chancellor of the Exchequer in 1886. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Sending an illegally free-franked letter in the midst of his presidential campaign: “The Abolitionists, I observe are increasing in your quarter. Will they adhere to Birney, or finally go for Mr. V. Buren” 142. Henry Clay. ALS signed “H. Clay,” one page, 8 x 10, November 28, 1843. Letter to Congressman Timothy Childs, marked at the top of the page, “(Confidential).” In full: “It has been a long time since I heard directly from you, and I am desirous to know your opinion how the land lies in the Western part of N. York, after the late election. At my distance from you, it looks badly. What is the cause? I had hoped for better things, and especially was I disappointed in Munroe and Rochester. The Abolitionists, I observe are increasing in your quarter. Will they adhere to Birney, or finally go for Mr. V. Buren, if, as now suppose to be certain, he should be nominated? How does it happen that whilst the South & S. West appear to be coming round to the Tariff, the North, judging from elections, is receding from the protective policy? The South is in favor of so adjusting a Revenue Tariff as to discriminate in behalf of the Manufacturing interest. I speak of the Whigs. Now, in that form, as much protection can be afforded as is needed or could be obtained in any other way. Do me the favor to transmit your answer under cover to the honble J.J. Crittenden, Washington.” Reverse of second integral page bears an address panel in Clay’s hand to Childs, and is franked in the upper right, “Free H. Clay,” and retains much of its black wax seal. Also included is a manuscript letter, one page, with Clay’s closing sentiment and signature having been clipped off, dated March 29, 1844, also to Childs, and marked “(Private),” at the top by Clay. In part: “\We shall run our adversaries hard, if we do not beat them, in Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas and even Alabama. Clay lost all four states. We shall lick them in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Georgia.” Reverse of second integral page bears an address panel in another hand and red wax seal remnants. In fine condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, and a bit of scattered light toning. On March 31, 1842, Clay resigned the Senate seat he had held since 1831 to prepare for the 1844 presidential election. On November 28, 1843, Clay sent the “Confidential” political letter here offered using the franking privilege to which he was no longer entitled. Clay, a democratic candidate for the presidency in 1844 running on a staunch anti-slavery campaign, lost to James K. Polk in a close contest which saw the Liberty Party candidate James Birney take votes that likely would have gone to Clay. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

143. William F. ‘Buffalo Bill’ Cody. Exceptional 9.5 x 7.5 photo of Cody and his daughter Irma in a horse-drawn carriage, affixed to the original 14.75 x 12.25 photographer’s mount, signed and inscribed at the top of the mount in black ink, “To Sister May, from Brother, W. F. Cody, Xmas 1894.” Scattered surface marks, a small tear to the lower left corner of the mount, and scattered dings and soiling to mount, otherwise fine condition. The image was captured by the Stacy studio of Brooklyn with the Codys posed in front of a hand-painted Wild West Show arena backdrop at Ambrose Park, where he performed from May 12, 1894, through October 1894. This mounted portrait descended directly through the Cody family, inherited by his great-granddaughter and given on loan to the Buffalo Bill Historical Center of the West for most of the last half of the 20th century. Mary Hannah ‘May’ Cody was Buffalo Bill’s youngest sister, who was responsible for selecting his burial site atop Lookout Mountain. A rare oversized photo with an excellent intimate personal association. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300) 46 | June 18, 2014 | NOTABLES


America’s premiere 19th-century innovator seeks to clean up New York’s waterworks 144. Peter Cooper. Versatile American industrialist, inventor, and politician (1791–1883) who designed the first steam locomotive built in the United States. ALS, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 7.5 x 9.5, January 1841. Letter to Frederick Graff, the superintendent of Philadelphia’s renowned Fairmount Water Works, regarding problems in New York’s municipal water system. In part: “Perhaps one of the principle causes of this difficulty, originates in…turning the water from the Sewer on 6th Avenue into the Corporation well to be thrown up in to the Reservoir in 13th St for the purpose of extinguishing of fire carrying with it such a quantity of sand and clay as to fill up the openings in the stopcocks prepared to receive the lower end of the slide and thereby preventing it from effectually stopping the water…It frequently happens that the men, anxious to close up the water, press upon the screw until the slide is so completely fastened in its place, that in attempting to raise it, either the screw or head of the slide is found to give way without starting the slide from its place. I have recommended in order to prevent the screws…from injury in future by rust, to have them galvanized, or in other words coated with zinc which will effectually preserve them from corrosion.” Graff’s a draft for his response is penned on the reverse. In fine condition, with intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through a single letter of the signature) and a small area of paper loss to one edge from seal removal. Accompanied by an engraved portrait of Cooper. Substantive letters from Cooper are quite unusual, and this one has interesting content on 19th century technology and a fine connection to Philadelphia’s pioneering waterworks. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $250)

Incredibly scarce page signed by both Nobel-winning Curies 145. Marie and Pierre Curie. Ink signatures of Marie Curie, “M. Curie,” Pierre Curie, “P. Curie,” and their daughter “Eve Curie,” on an off-white 6.5 x 8.5 album or guest book page. Page is additionally signed by 19 others, including: Harriet Ide Eager, author; A. Emily Napieralski, influential Polish figure in Chicago; Marie Mattingly Meloney, journalist, editor, socialite, and organizer of a fund drive to support Curie’s research; Henri Didot, French publisher and engraver; Herbert N. McCoy, chemist and author; Myrtilla C. Lewis, wife of Winford Lee Lewis, US Soldier and chemical warfare chemist; and Edward L. Schaub, philosopher and editor. In very good condition, with uniform toning, paper loss to edges, and a few edge tears, lightly affecting some of the other signatures. Eve was the only member of the Curie family who did not pursue a scientific career, instead becoming a writer and journalist, and the only family member to not receive a Nobel Prize. This page is the only dual-signed Marie and Pierre Curie item we have offered. Provenance: Estate of Lawrence Feinberg, papyrologist and specialist in ancient manuscripts turned antiquarian bookseller. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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A charge of catastrophic violence submitted by the rare Declaration signer 147. Declaration of Independence: William Hooper. Manuscript DS with substantial portions of the document filled out in Hooper’s hand, signed “Will. Hooper,” one page, 7.25 x 12, September 5, 1768. Legal document regarding the complaint of planter William Shenwillen of Anson County against James McNett, claiming that the latter “did Beat, Wound and ill treat [Shenwillen]… so that his life was greatly impaired of and then and there did other wrongs… to his great Damage and against the Peace of God and our Sovereign Lord.” In very good condition, with small edge separations to horizontal folds, some show-through from docketing to reverse, and light staining to the left edge. Hooper was appointed a delegate to the First Continental Congress in 1774, and later to the Second Continental Congress, but much of his time was split between those duties and work in North Carolina, where he assisted in forming the new state government. Interestingly, due to matters in dealing with this new North Carolina government, Hooper missed the vote approving the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, but arrived in time to sign it on August 2. Hooper is considered among the rarest autographs of the Declaration signers. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Returning an English ship captured by an illegal French privateer during the height of the ‘Citizen Genet affair’ 148. Declaration of Independence: Samuel Huntington. ALS signed “S— H—,” one page, 7.25 x 8.5, September 3, 1793. Letter to John Temple, the British consul-general to the United States, concerning the return of an English ship seized by an illegal French privateer. In full: “I am this day honore’d with your letter of the 29th Ulto. by Capt Robert Barry; & agreeably to your desire have restored to him the Brig. Nancy with all the Appurtenances & Cargo that were found on board at the time she was taken into Custody by Government.” Professionally inlaid into a slightly larger sheet. In fine condition, with partial separations to intersecting folds repaired with tape to reverse. This letter alludes to the Citizen Genet Affair, in which the French ambassador Charles Genet began to issue privateering commissions to Americans, allowing them to seize British merchant ships and their cargo for personal profit under the approval and protection of the French government. This violated President George Washington’s wish to remain neutral between all international parties, thus this letter—two privateers had captured the British brig ‘Nancy’ while en route to Philadelphia from Jamaica, and brought it to New London, Connecticut, to have it refitted. Huntington, as governor of the state, dispatched a party of militia to take the ship back so it could be returned to its rightful owner. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Exceptional statement from the princess on the English National Ballet

149. Diana. Uncommon typed statement, one page, 7.5 x 9.25, Kensington Palace letterhead, March 1990, commending the English National Ballet on its 40th anniversary. In full: “In 1950 a great theatrical endeavour was begun under the expert leadership of Anton Dolin and Alicia Markova. First as London Festival Ballet and now as English National Ballet, it has become an international force in the world of classical ballet and this evening pays tribute to this achievement. The Company has grown in stature over the last forty years and has achieved a very high standard which is appreciated by audiences not only in the United Kingdom, but worldwide. Tonight gives us an opportunity to salute the Company’s achievements and triumphs and to wish all the dancers and staff of English National Ballet a very successful and prosperous future.” In fine condition. Accompanied by a program for the English National Ballet 40th Anniversary Gala, in which this message was published. Diana, a cultural icon in her own right, was an avid fan of the arts with a special place in her heart for ballet—she had studied it in her youth, but was too tall to become a professional dancer. She generously supported the English National Ballet as a patron from 1989 until her death, using her royal status to enhance the company’s ensemble and worldwide prestige. Her enthusiasm for the ballet certainly shows through in this wonderful message. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

150. Benjamin Disraeli. ALS signed “Beaconsfield,” 4.5 x 7, black-bordered personal letterhead, December 22, 1876. Letter to Viscount Grey de Wilton. In part: “I propose, that you should move the Address in answer to the speech from the…Throne, at the meeting of Parliament.” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, addressed in his own hand and franked in the lower left, “Beaconsfield”; the envelope also retains its original black wax seal, impressed with a coat of arms. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

151. Thomas Edison. Matte-finish 6.5 x 8.5 photo of Edison seated in a library, affixed to its original 10 x 12 mount, signed and inscribed on the mount in blue ink, “To Tommaso Salini, Thos. A. Edison.” In very good condition, with light overall silvering to darker portions of image and background, light foxing to portion of image, lower corners of photo slightly separating from mount, some mild foxing to mount, and some light haloing to signature. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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University of Berlin class register, including Einstein’s revolutional quantum theory lectures, signed by four Nobel Prize winners 152. [Albert Einstein].

Physicist Walter Gordon’s “Anmeldebuch” [registration book], 5.75 x 9, 10 pages, used during his studies at the Konigliche Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universitat zu Berlin from the fall of 1917 to winter 1921, detailing the classes attended and fees paid with the signature of each professor beside the corresponding course entry. One class attended by Gordon was Einstein’s “Statistik und Quantentheorie” during the winter 1917–1918 semester. Gordon’s register is signed twice by Gustav Ludwig Hertz, the nephew of Heinrich Hertz, as well as scientific luminaries including mathematician Constantin Caratheodory, philosopher Alois Riehl, physical chemist Walther Hermann Nernst, physicist James Franck, physicist Max von Laue, and experimental physicist Ernst Gehrcke. Einstein’s signature has been clipped from the ledger and is not present. In very good to fine condition, with expected cover wear, partial separation to spine, a few loose pages, and some scattered light soiling to pages. Accompanied by Gordon’s notice for his oral examinations for his doctorate on June 2, 1921, which requested he appear before four professors for questions (including Max Planck, his main advisor) in white tie and tails; and a printed thank-you card on the occasion of his 1932 engagement to Gertrude Lobbenberg. After Gordon received his doctorate in 1921, he became the assistant to Max von Laue. Einstein’s statistic and quantum theory lectures attended by Gordon in the winter of 1917–18, occurred only a year before his prediction that light waves could be bent by a star’s gravitational pull were observed by astronomer Arthur Eddington in 1919. Eddington’s proof propelled Einstein into international celebrity—cementing his reputation as one of the greatest thinkers in science. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

153. Benjamin Franklin. Significant issue of The Gentleman’s Magazine, pub-

lished by Sylvanus Urban of London, December 1752, 5.25 x 8, pages 541–587, featuring a letter to the editor by Benjamin Franklin on pages 560–561. The letter, dated October 19, 1752, explicates the steps required to replicate his famous kite experiment. In part: “As frequent mention is made in the newspapers from Europe, of the success of the Philadelphia experiment for drawing the electric fire from clouds by means of pointed rods of iron erected on high buildings, etc, it may be agreeable to inform the curious that the same experiment has succeeded in Philadelphia, tho’ made in a different and more easy manner, which is as follows… tie the corners of the handkerchief to the extremities of the cross, so you have the body of a kite…This kite is to be raised when a thunder gust appears to be coming on…As soon as any of the thunder clouds come over the kite, the pointed wire will draw the electric fire from them, and the kite, with all the twine, will be electrified, and the loose filaments of the twine will stand out every way.” Binding remnants and stitch holes at left margin, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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154. Ferdinand I. Member

of the House of Habsburg (1503– 1564) who ruled as Holy Roman E m p ero r from 1558 until his death, a reign characterized by conflict with the Ottoman Empire and wars of religion between Catholics and Protestants. Vellum manuscript DS in German, signed “Ferdinand,” one page, 21.5 x 16.5, no date. Untranslated. Intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through a single letter of the signature), a few small holes along lower fold, and some slight staining, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

156. Frederick the Great. King

of Prussia (born 1712) from 1740 until his death in 1786, known for his political prowess and enlightened attitudes toward religion, learning, and the humanities. LS in German, one page, 7 x 9, April 17, 1777. Untranslated letter to President Bein of Jordan, referring to the military department and finances. Double-matted and framed with an engraved portrait to an overall size of 16 x 14. In fine condition, with central vertical and horizontal folds. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Remarkable handwritten account of her own career, with content on “studying & protecting chimpanzees” 157. Jane Goodall.

155. Georgia Resolution. Rare printed document signed in

type,“Thomas Stocks” as President of the Senate, “David Adams” as Speaker of the House, and “G.M. Troup” as Governor of Georgia, one page, 8 x 5, dated December 17, 1823. Resolution reads, in part: “Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Georgia…That the following shall be proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States: that no part of the Constitution of the United States ought to be construed, or shall be construed, to authorized the importation or ingress of any person of color into any one of the United States, contrary to the laws of such State.” Reverse is addressed in an unknown hand to “His Excellency The Governor of Mississippi Rocky Springs.” Professional repairs to complete vertical separations and scattered toning, otherwise very good condition. In 1822, South Carolina passed ‘An Act for the Better Regulation of Free Negroes and Persons of Color’ which required any free black sailors entering the state be ‘seized and confined’ in jail until the vessel that brought them ‘shall clear out and depart from this state.’ That act was ruled to be unconstitutional as it violated the power of Congress to regulate interstate commerce, which included navigable waters, and violated a treaty with Great Britain ensuring its right to engage in free trade with the United States. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Questionnaire filled out by Goodall and signed at the conclusion, one page, 8.5 x 11, January 13, 2013. Goodall comments on her legacy, accomplishments, and professional life. She writes that she desires her legacy to be “a global organization with an endowment & carry on studying & protecting chimpanzees, improving the lives of those living around wilderness areas, inspiring & empowering youth to make this a better world for people, other animals & the environment.” She also describes the highlight of her career, “When Old Flo trusted me enough & let 4 month old Flint approach & reach out to touch my nose,” and the lowest moment of her professional life, “When 4 of my students were kidnapped from Gombe & taken across the lake. We did not even know where they were.” In fine condition. The kidnapping she references occurred in 1975, when four students studying with her in Tanzania were taken by a rebel leader and held for ransom; they were rescued when their families were able to raise nearly $500,000 to recover them. A fascinating and unique first person account from the world’s foremost primatologist, discussing numerous aspects of her life and career. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

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Gotti lashes out from prison: “You see I don’t use the word utterly impossible lightly...It appears that you really don’t know anything” 158. John Gotti. ALS, two pages, lightly-lined, 8.5 x 11, March 7, 2000. Response to a frequent letter-writer. In part: “I get between 250 and 300 letters each week—add my large family to it and I would have to write 50 or more letters each day—that would be 5 letters an hour every single hour of every day as I would have to take time out to sleep, eat, etc. also I don’t have any furniture in my cell—desk, table bench, only a concrete bed. So you see I don’t use the word utterly impossible lightly. As for the movie that you mention, no, I haven’t seen it, as for you sending it—this is Marion, not a County Jail. You keep writing in your letters that ‘you know I get time to write’ ‘you know I get phone calls.’ It appears that you really don’t know anything—I am only allowed to call my wife and children, and only a few 15 minute calls each month!…Thank you for your letters and support‚ it’s a shame that it requires my undivided attention—or at least it appears that way.” Intersecting folds and creases, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope addressed in Gotti’s hand, including his name and prisoner number in the return address area, “Gotti 18261-053.” Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

159. Charles Gravier, Comte de Vergennes.

French politician (1717–1787) who served as foreign minister during the American Revolution, and whose advocacy for French assistance to the Continental Army resulted in the FrancoAmerican alliance of 1778. ALS in French, signed “de Vergennes,” one page both sides, 6.5 x 8.5, November 15, 1783. Letter to Antoine-Jean Amelot de Chaillou, concerning Chaillou’s resignation from his position as Secretary of State of the Maison du Roi because of ill health, and the King’s reaction to the news. In part (translated): “M. de Calonne sent me, Sir, the letter with which you honored me yesterday and the one which you addressed to me for the King. You had desired, Sir, that I should postpone delivering it to His Majesty until tomorrow, but informed that your resolution had passed, I decided that my duty was to give it to the King today. His Majesty instructs me to assure you that he is quite touched by the departure which your health causes you to take, he has not refused at all the recommendation which I have taken the liberty of making to him concerning your interests and those of your family, and he intends to give me his orders tomorrow. It is what you would desire, Sir, and I am quite pleased to be able to announce it to you.” In fine to very fine condition, with central vertical and horizontal folds. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

160. Hetty Green. Businesswoman (1834–1916) known for being the first American woman to make a substantial impact on Wall Street. Ink signature, “Hetty H R Green,” on an off-white 3.75 x 1.75 slip clipped from the closing of a letter which she signed as President of the Westminster Company. Finally realizing that the volume of her financial affairs had grown too great for her to handle alone, the elderly Green founded the Westminster Company in 1910 with her son, enabling him to assume active management of her massive holdings. In fine condition, with a light vertical fold through a single letter of signature, a bit of light toning, and a tape remnant to reverse.RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 52 | June 18, 2014 | NOTABLES


Denying spectators for “the Execution of Guiteau the Assassin” 161. Charles Guiteau. Rare

ALS signed “John S. Crocker, Warden,” one page, 8 x 9.75, Warden’s Office, United States Jail letterhead, June 20, 1882. Letter to E. P. Higgins, Sheriff of Steuben County, New York. In full: “In reply to yours of 3d inst. requesting to be present to Witness the Execution of Guiteau the Assassin. I regret to inform you the Statute in regard to executions in this District so limits the number to be admitted that it will not be possible for me to comply with your request. If the law permit[t]ed I would have been glad to request your presence.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, repaired tear to top edge, a few other small edge tears, and some light toning and soiling. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Superlative signature of the American patriot

163. John Hancock. Instantly recognizable ink signature,

“John Hancock,” on an off-white 3.75 x 1.25 slip. Slip is affixed to a 6.25 x 4.5 off-white sheet, with a small collector’s notation next to slip. In fine, clean condition. A choice example of one of history’s most important signatures. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Exceptional US Treasury circular from 1792— just after Hamilton prevented economic disaster 162. Alexander Hamilton. Scarce DS, signed “A. Hamilton,” one page, 7.25 x 9, August 31, 1792. Printed Treasury Department circular. In part: “Agreeably to an order of the Senate of the United States…I have to request that you will furnish me…with the particular statements required by the said order…as Uniformity in the mode of stating the receipts and disbursements will facilitate the business, a form is hereto annexed as a guide…Collectors will obtain and transmit at the same time similar documents from the Inspectors, Gaugers, Measurers and Weighers, or other persons…from which salaries, fees or emoluments are derived.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds, some light scattered staining, and a bit of paper loss to upper left corner. This interesting financial document dates to shortly after Hamilton deftly managed to resolve the Panic of 1792, precipitated by a crash in the price of securities in combination with overextended credit. Hamilton was able to introduce measures to restore confidence in the markets and used the Treasury to buy back securities; his actions were able to stabilize the crisis within just one month, avoiding a prolonged recession. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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164. Henri I, Duke of Guise.

Valiant nobleman (1550–1588) who became known as Le Balafre (Scarface) after being wounded at the Battle of Dormans in 1575. With a charismatic and brilliant public reputation, he rose to heroic stature among the Catholic population as an opponent of the Huguenots, founding the Catholic League in 1576 to prevent Henry of Navarre from taking the throne. A powerful opponent of Catherine de Medici, he was assassinated by the bodyguards of her son, King Henry III. Untranslated vellum manuscript DS in French, signed “Henry,” one page, 13.5 x 8, June 22, 1561. The document retains its original paper seal inserted through a cut in the center, though most of the red wax seal has cracked and worn away. Intersecting folds, a few small stains, light creases, and unobtrusive paper loss to the bottom, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by an engraved portrait. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The Zionist founder forwards “the manuscript of your novel” 165. Theodor Herzl.

Hungarian-born Austrian founder of Zionism (1860–1904). ALS in German, signed “Herzl,” one page, 5.75 x 8.75, Neue Freie Presse letterhead, circa December 1900. Letter to a friend. In full (translated): “The manuscript of your novel is now with Dr. Bacher, who has promised me to read it soon,” adding a brief postscript: “Remind Dr. B directly in about eight days.” A docketing notation to the reverse reads “Herzl 2.12.00,” likely the date the letter was received. In fine condition, with central vertical and horizontal folds. In 1891, Herzl became the Paris correspondent for the influential Viennese newspaper Neue Freie Presse [New Free Press], where Dr. Eduard Bacher was the editor and co-publisher. It was this position that put Herzl in Paris during the Alfred Dreyfus affair, and his coverage of the ordeal convinced him that the solution to anti-Semitism was the establishment of a Jewish state. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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166. Patrick Henry. Partly-

printed DS, signed “P. Henry,” one page, 13.5 x 12, June 13, 1786. Governor Henry grants 1000 acres of land in Virginia to William Barre. Framed by Goodspeed’s Bookshop of Boston to an overall size of 14.5 x 13.5. In very good condition, with slightly trimmed edges, written portions of document very light and partially legible, intersecting folds, mild rippling, and Henry’s signature a few shades light, but still completely legible. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

167. Paul von Hindenburg.

German World War I military hero (1847–1934) and president of Germany from 1925 to 1934. Sharp matte-finish 6 x 8.25 portrait of Hindenburg in a stern pose, affixed to its original 11 x 15 mount, signed on the mount in black ink, “von Hindenburg.” In very good condition, with significant foxing, staining, and soiling to the mount, and silvering to dark areas of the image. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Memories of Cold War America 168. Historic Events.

Four original matte-finish press photos of historic events, 8 x 10 and 10 x 8, signed in ink by the participants, including images of the Paris meeting on Vietnam, signed by Henry Cabot Lodge; the inauguration of Spiro T. Agnew as vice president, signed and inscribed by Agnew and Senator Everett Dirksen; Richard Nixon’s ticker tape parade, signed and inscribed by Patricia Nixon; and Nixon speaking at the LBJ library in Texas, signed by Lady Bird Johnson and William P. Rogers, also bearing an autopen signature of Billy Graham. In overall fine condition. A nice collection of some of America’s most memorable moments. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


Now in control of TWA, the billionaire forwards a photo at the request of the Wright Aeronautical president 169. Howard Hughes. TLS, one page, 7.25 x 10.25, personal letterhead, October 10, 1940. Short letter to “Chief of Police Britto,” in Bethel, Connecticut. In full: “Our mutual friend, Guy Vaughan, has asked that I send you the attached autographed photograph, which I am delighted to do. I hope you will accept it with my very best wishes.” In fine condition, with a small tape remnant to top left corner and a couple light marks and paperclip impression to top edge. Vaughan was a one-time race car driver who then climbed the ranks to become president of the Wright Aeronautical Corporation. A year before writing this letter, Hughes acquired a majority share of TWA, taking control of the airline, and beginning to work on a design for the new Constellation airplane. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

“My husband said he would take the shirt off his back in lieu of money. This is the shirt” 170. Howard Hughes. Hughes’s personally-owned and -worn shirt. Off-white short-sleeve shirt features a button-up front, and is monogrammed “H. H.” on the left breast pocket. A small label sewn into the collar reads “Made in Hawaii,” with a small ink notation above the collar. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from Dorothy Fain, which reads, in full: “My husband Colonel Walter Fain was commanding a base in Phoenix during the second world war and got into a crap game with the late Howard Huges [sic] who was visiting the base. Howard Huges [sic] lost and as was his habit apparently never carried money so my husband said he would take the shirt off his back in lieu of money. This is the shirt.” Also accompanied by a 1976 news clipping regarding the sale of the shirt at a KCET television auction. In fine condition, with all but one of the buttons missing. An interesting and very personal item from the billionaire, with equally interesting provenance. RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Sterling silver golf trophy presented by Hughes 171. Howard Hughes. A weighted sterling silver jug from the 1927

Motion Picture Golf Tournament, standing 8.25˝ high, and engraved on one side, “Presented by Howard R. Hughes.” Bottom of the base is stamped “Made by Sedlacek & Co. Sterling, Los Angeles.” Expected moderate tarnishing and a few small dents, otherwise fine condition. Hughes entered the film industry in 1927, and at that time was an avid golfer, sporting a three handicap and playing with the likes of Gene Sarazen. Some of Hughes’s business deals were settled over a round of golf, including the hiring of Howard Hawks to direct Scarface. A rare memento linking the billionaire to one of his earliest passions. RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

172. Collis P. Huntington. DS, signed “C. P.

Huntington,” one page, 11.5 x 15.5, September 26, 1889. Attractive stock certificate for 100 shares of the Newport News and Mississippi Valley Company, signed at the bottom by Huntington as the company’s president. Bottom half of the certificate bears a complete sheet of 20 coupons. In fine condition, with expected document wear and cancellation holes to the lower right corner and all coupons. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

173. William James. Philosopher and psychologist (1842–1910) and brother of

novelist Henry James. William James taught philosophy at Harvard and became known as one of the founders of pragmatism. ALS signed “Wm. James,” one page, 5.5 x 3.25, January 25, 1905. Letter to a gentleman. In part: “I am dearly delighted at the news contained in your letter…Meanwhile I, getting home very tired, have been brought up again promptly by the ‘legraph’—(fourth time now). So that is a thing for me to tie to.” Some stray postmark ink affecting the signature and significant mounting remnants to reverse, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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174. Benito Juarez.

LS in Spanish signed as president of Mexico, one page, 8.25 x 10.75, December 27, 1867. Untranslated. In fine condition, with intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through a single letter of the signature). Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, addressed in another hand. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)


177 . Robert F. Kennedy. ALS signed “Bobby,” one page, 6 x 8, US Senate

175. Helen Keller. Superb matte-finish 6.25 x 9 portrait

of Keller in profile as a young lady, affixed to its original 9 x 12 mount, signed on the mount in pencil, “Sincerely, Helen Keller.” The image bears a Whitman, 1909, copyright notice in the lower left. Nicely cloth-matted and framed to an overall size of 13.75 x 17. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

176. King Henry IV. King

of France (born 1553), the first of the Bourbon line, who ruled from 1589 until he was assassinated in 1610. Manuscript LS in French signed “Your very affectionate friend, H e n r y, ” o n e page, 8 x 11.75, August 20, 1579. Untranslated letter to Monsieur de Campaignac. Intersecting folds (partial separations repaired on the reverse), some repaired paper loss to the center (affecting none of the writing), and staining along the bottom portion, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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 the original mailing envelope, as well as 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 candid 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)

178. King Louis XVI. King of France

(born 1754) from 1774 to 1792. In the wake of increasing unrest that developed into full-fledged revolution, Louis and his queen, Marie Antoinette, were executed in 1793. Scarce manuscript DS, signed “Louis,” one page, 18.75 x 12.5, April 25, 1792. Crisply penned untranslated judicial appointment neatly signed at the conclusion in black ink by the king and countersigned by the Minister of Justice Antoine Duranthon. In very good to fine condition, with central horizontal and vertical folds, paper loss and a repaired separation to lower right, and a bit of mild toning. This particular document is especially interesting as it was signed on April 25, 1792—the day that the first person ever was guillotined. The document is even more eerie when you consider that the other man who signed the document, Minister of Justice Antoine Duranthon, would be guillotined on December 20, 1793. An especially interesting true piece of history. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Important 1722 guarantee from King George I concerning the birth of modern Italy 179. King George I. Historically

significant manuscript DS, signed “George R,” one page, 7.5 x 12, September 4, 1722. King George orders Thomas Earl of Macclesfield, Chancellor of Great Britain, to affix “Our Great Seal of Great Britain…Two Instruments of the same Tenour and bearing Date with these Presents (a Copy whereof is hereunto annexed) containing our Ratifications of an Act to guarantee to the King of Sardinia the Kingdom of Sardinia and the Cessions made to him in the Dutchy of Milan, which act was concluded and signed at the 27/16 of August last past by Our Right Trusty and Welbeloved Charles Lord Whitworth on Our part and the Count Fleurian de Morville on the part of Our good Brother the most Christian King.” Boldly signed at the top by King George and countersigned at the conclusion by John Carteret as secretary of state. Bound to the document with its original ribbon is a three-page copy of the order, in Latin. The document retains its original seal affixed to the upper left. Intersecting folds and unobtrusive edge toning, otherwise fine condition. This document comes in the aftermath of the War of the Quadruple Alliance, which pitted Britain, France, Austria, and the Dutch Republic against Spain in their attempts to retake territories in Italy and claim the French throne. The war, which began in 1718, was brought to an end by the Treaty of The Hague in 1720, in which King Philip V of Spain was forced to renounce his claims in Italy, and Victor Amadeus II, Duke of Savoy and King of Sicily, ceded Sicily to Austria in exchange for Sardinia. King George had overseen the formation of the Quadruple Alliance with the Treaty of London in 1718, increasing the sphere of influence of his already immense military and political power. In this supremely important document, King George guarantees the reconfiguration of Europe per the Treaty of the Hague, the driving force behind the formation of Italy as it is known today.Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $5000)

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Louis gives his approval to a noble marriage 180. King Louis XV. Inef-

fectual King of France from 1715 to 1774 who was dominated by his strong-willed and unscrupulous mistress, Madame de Pompadour. DS, in French, signed “Louis,” eleven pages on six sheets, 9 x 13.25, January 29, 1721. Rare marriage contract signed by the king and some 25 nobles and officials, for Jean Hollande, member of the King’s Guard, and Antoinette Blanchard. Among the signataries are the Duke of Villeroi, governor of Louis XV and the King’s life-long friend; the Duchess of Ventadour, the King’s governess until 1717; the Duke of Noailles. Marshal of France Pierre-Yves de Bougainville, notary and member of the King’s Council and father of the explorer Louis-Antoine de Bougainville, has signed twice at the end. A couple small pencil notations, and some scattered light soiling and ink marks, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

181. King Rudolf II. Member of the House of Habsburg who ruled as Holy Roman Emperor from 1576 until his death (1552–1612), remembered as an influential patron of the arts but ineffectual ruler whose mistakes led directly to the Thirty Years’ War. LS in Latin, signed “Rudolphus,” one page both sides, 8 x 12, 1577. Untranslated letter written from Prague, signed at the conclusion by Rudolf and by Secretary of Chancery Peter Obernburger. Intersecting folds and scattered foxing and staining (a circular area affecting a portion of his signature), otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

182. King Maximilian I. Holy Roman Emperor from 1508 until his death who helped to establish the Habsburg dynasty in Spain (1459–1519). Manuscript DS in Latin, signed “Maximilian,” one page, 11.5 x 8.5, March 13, 1491. Untranslated document written from Augusta. Document retains its original paper seal affixed to the reverse. Intersecting folds (one small repaired edge separation), overall creases, and scattered staining, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

183. James King of William. San Francisco newspaper editor (1822–1856) whose

murder was the catalyst in the establishment of the second San Francisco Vigilance Committee and changed the politics of the city. Notarized DS, signed “James King of Wm,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 10 x 16.5, August 20, 1853. Mortgage agreement between James King of William and William Taylor covering a water lot between Spear and Front Streets on Mission Street in San Francisco. Signed on the last page by King. A small notary certificate is affixed to the bottom of the second page, with a typed caption taped to the bottom of the last page. In very good to fine condition, with a few partial separations along intersecting folds, some mild toning to first page, as well as a couple of old tape repairs. Accompanied by a softcover King mortgage ledger, 4.5 x 7.25, for the capital and private accounts of Jacob R. Snyder, dating from 1851–1852, and full of financial information. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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To the congregation of the Freedom Riders’ rabbi: “We have broken the barriers of segregation. We are on the threshold of integration” 184. Martin Luther King, Jr. One-of-akind program for Shabbat service held on January 19, 1963, at Temple Sha’arey Shalom in Springfield, New Jersey, two pages, 5.5 x 8.5, signed vertically in black ballpoint, “Martin Luther King, Jr.” King spoke at the temple on January 18, and penned inside the program are extremely detailed notes taken during the speech, which indicate that King was rehashing much of a 1956 speech entitled ‘The Birth of a New Age,’ in which he traced the experiences of a black person in America from the earliest colonial days through to the present. Fascinating portions of these notes, in part: “1619—Slaves were brought here vs. his will, 1857—Dred Scott decision—N. is not a citizen of US; but merely property. He has no right that the white man is to respect…Aristotle syllogism—All men was made of God—God was not a Negro—& N is not a man—With the development of car—travel—educ—all these forces conjoined made it possible for the N. to realize that he was somebody. The mind is the standard of the man. Plessy vs. Ferguson decision—Equal but opposite facilities are the same. 1954—Supreme Court rendered the above decision obsolete. We have broken the barriers of segregation. We are on the threshold of integration. New challenge…1. Develop a world perspective…2. We must keep our moral progress & our scientific progress…The means by which we live should not outdistance the ends for which men live. Our civiliz must not outrun our culture. Social evils must not overtake us.” A uniform block of toning to the front and scattered toning to the reverse, otherwise fine condition. Israel Dresner, the rabbi at Temple Sha’arey Shalom who is mentioned in the ‘announcements’ in this program, was himself a civil rights activist and close friend of King’s. Beginning in 1961, Dresner took part in the famous ‘Freedom Rides,’ experiencing violence and arrest along the way. He became a close interfaith advisor to King, and frequently helped to organize religious figures for protests and events. This outstanding program, from a speech hosted by Rabbi Dresner at his temple, represents King’s remarkable ability to draw together people of all backgrounds in support of the Civil Rights movement. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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“Labor has a great stake in the struggle for civil rights, if only because the forces that are anti Negro are usually anti-labor too” 185. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Historically significant autograph manuscript in pencil, one page on the reverse of a sheet of Montgomery Improvement Association, Inc. letterhead, 8.5 x 11, no date but circa 1957–1958. King continues drafting a portion of his first book, Stride Toward Freedom. In full: “of whom have been active in white citizens councils. The existence of these conditions within the ranks of labor reveals that the job is a continuing one. The AFL-CIO must use all of the powerful forces at its command to enforce the principles it has professed. Labor leaders must continue to recognize that labor has a great stake in the struggle for civil rights, if only because the forces that are anti Negro are usually anti-labor too. The current attacks on organized labor because of the misdeed of a few malefactors should not blind us to labor’s essential role in the present crisis.” Two light circular stains near the top, otherwise fine condition. Published in 1958, King’s first book, Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story, chronicled the planning, events, and aftermath of the first successful large-scale application of nonviolent resistance, the year-long Montgomery bus boycott. A comprehensive and insightful account, the book traced the journey of a community and highlighted King’s transformative devotion to equality and non-violence. This manuscript reveals a late draft of a portion of Chapter XI, titled ‘Where Do We Go From Here?’; with the exception of three minor edits, this draft is the same as the published version, found on pages 204–205 of the book. Highlighting King’s motivation to secure labor rights for all—knowing the civil rights movement was inseparably connected with the labor movement, which would enable black Americans to achieve economic freedom—this is a remarkable draft from one of the most important books of the civil rights movement. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Impressive 1926 Central Committee-approved bust of the Russian revolutionary

186. Vladimir Lenin. Original bronze bust of Lenin, done by wellknown sculptor Sergei Merkurov. Bust measures 24.25˝ tall, 15.5˝ wide, and 12˝ deep, and weighs approximately 150 pounds, and was cast from metal taken from church bells. This particular statue was made at the Gosizdat factory in Moscow in 1926, a short time after Lenin’s death, and approved by the Central Committee of the USSR. Impressed on the reverse of the bust, in Russian, is “GIZ Factory Moscow 1926, No. 17,” indicating it was cast in 1926 at the State Publishing House Factory based on Model 17. In fine condition, with an untouched patina. Accompanied by a translated expert conclusion from Victor Kuznetsoff at the State Historical Museum in Russia, as well as an original description in Russian from the original owner of the bust, a Russian expatriate. Sergei Merkurov (1881-1952), was a renowned sculptor and monumentalist, whose works include the three largest Stalin monuments in the country, as well as the larger statue of Lenin which resided for decades in Red Square. This impressive bust was made from church bells (bronze with silver added) removed during the Bolshevik’s anti-religious campaign in 1922, which saw the destruction of thousands of churches and the deaths of tens of thousands of citizens. A very rare relic from the former communist country, where their leaders were idolized in impressive fashion. Oversized. RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000) 62 | June 18, 2014 | NOTABLES


Amazingly detailed Lenin death mask, made by renowned artist Sergei Merkurov, one of only 14 known to exist

187. Vladimir Lenin. Incredibly rare original Vladimir Lenin death mask, made, signed, and dated by renowned sculptor Sergei Merkurov. Mask measures 15″ wide, 14″ deep and 9″ high. This mask was made shortly after Lenin’s death on January 21, 1924, at 6:50 pm in his residence in Gorki, where the artist was allowed to make three molds. Created through a delicate process of pouring plaster over the deceased’s face with a thread placed down the middle for easy removal after drying, Merkurov’s masks are widely considered among the finest in existence, capturing the most minute details of his subjects’ final features. In fine condition, with an untouched patina and some minor chipping to the prominent eyebrows, which could be restored. While many of his masks—including those of Tolstoy, Gorky, and another Lenin—are housed at his museum in the Armenian city of Gyumri, this one has remained in private hands since its creation; it was sold by a relative of Merkurov to internationally known Russian collector Sasha Lurye, then sold to the current owner. An important and captivating piece, both in artistic and historical perspective.RR Auction COA.…(MB $5000)

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Scarce image of the anti-Apartheid activist’s visit to Germany

188. Thomas O. Larkin. California businessman (1802–1858) who served as the only US consul to Mexican Alta California. ADS, one page, 6 x 8, August 30, 1841. Handwritten receipt reads, in full: “Rec’d from John R. Cooper One Hundred & Forty four Dollars in Cash and fourteen hides valued at Twenty one dollars, which sum of One Hundred Sixty five Dollars (165$). I hold on deposit as the property of the late David Cooper.” In fine condition, with light show-through from docketing notation on reverse. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

189. Nelson Mandela. Color glossy 9.25 x 7 photo of Mandela with

President Roman Herzog of Germany in 1996, signed in gold ink, “N. Mandela, 13.7.2001.” In fine condition, with slight irregular ink adhesion to signature. Mandela went to Germany to discuss the political situation in South Africa, seeking to strengthen bilateral relations and encourage European investment in his country. An uncommon photo of the South African leader actually engaged in the realm of international politics. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“One should not hope to convince movie house owners to change projectors for an insignificant improvement which certainly would not have an impact on their receipts!” 190. Louis Lumiere. Inventor of photographic equipment, along with his brother, Auguste. In 1893 they developed, the cinematographe, and showed the first motion pictures using film projection in 1895. They also invented the Autochrome screen plate for color photography in 1903. ALS in French, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.25 x 7, black-bordered stationery, August 5, 1926. Letter to an unidentified friend, in part (translated): “It seems to me of little interest because scintillation, which is null in the black areas of the subject, increases with lighting. Adjusting the luminosity and doubling the number of pulses on the retina through complete shut off using the opaque sector of the shutter in the middle of the time when the film is still, said scintillation is imperceptible...it seems to me that the proposed mechanism has very big inertia for intermittent movement and the author appears to have no idea of how difficult it would be to achieve continuous lighting when the light beam goes from the lower path to the higher one. And then, one should not hope to convince movie house owners to change projectors for an insignificant improvement which certainly would not have an impact on their receipts!” A couple small separations along central horizontal and vertical folds, vertical fold through a single letter of signature, and some mild wrinkling, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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A scandal in the Church—the intellectual leader of the Reformation remarks on a marriage nullified by a resurrected prisoner of war 191. Philipp Melanchthon. Tremendously influential

humanist and scholar (1497–1560) considered the first systematic theologian of the Protestant Reformation; he holds a place beside Luther and Calvin as one of the most important intellectual leaders in religious history. Rare ALS in Latin, signed “Philippus,” one page, 7 x 12.5, March 19, 1530. Letter to Johannes Weber, pastor in Neustadt. In full (translated): “Greetings. You do well in being constantly concerned with matrimonial cases. My view of Georg’s business is that the marriage contracted is invalid, since the woman was uncertain whether her previous husband, who went away with her consent, was alive and what his wishes were. Georg is therefore free, but the scandal moves me not to immediately allow him to take another wife. The magistrates should first make an effort with the woman, or we should do so with the woman’s friends, to find out with certainty whether her previous husband is alive. If the woman herself wants to go away to her previous husband, do not stop her, since this second marriage is not legally contracted. You have my view, which I beg you to moderate in such a way that this matter does not give rise to greater offense. Farewell. Rochlitz, 1530.” He adds a postscript below, in full: “You will also prohibit Georg and the woman from returning to one another without the matter having been investigated, but if he will judge that the husband is dead, I would like Georg to keep the woman, because of the scandal.” Also addressed on the reverse address panel in Melanchthon’s hand. In very good condition, with intersecting folds (with some partial tape-repaired separations), and light soiling. This remarkable letter deals with the theological laws surrounding matrimony in 16th century Europe, offering tremendous insight into the relationship between church and societal values during the period. It concerns the ‘marriage’ of Georg Jungkling and Else Moser, declaring it an invalid union because of the uncertain fate of her first husband, gunsmith Hieronymus Malter. Malter fought in the service of King Louis II of Hungary and had been taken prisoner at the Battle of Mohacs in 1526, in which Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent’s Ottoman forces routed King Louis’s troops, leading to a centuries-long partition of Hungary. Believing that her first husband was dead, Moser married Jungkling three years later in 1529; shortly thereafter she received a letter from Malter, requesting that she visit him in Hungary where he remained in captivity. The revelation that he was still alive sparked controversy within the community regarding their relationship and validity of this second marriage, thus this correspondence between religious leaders. An excessively rare letter with fantastic content from this influential early religious reformer. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

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The financier’s charitable work for the Peabody Education Fund 193. J. Pierpont Morgan. DS, seven pages, 8 x 13, February

20, 1894. Lengthy Supreme Court of New York legal document in which the Trustees of the Peabody Education Fund bring a case against a group of people, led by Charles H. Jenkins, for failing to repay a $100,000 mortgage. Signed at the conclusion by Morgan, serving as treasurer of the Trustees of the Peabody Education Fund, and countersigned by a notary. In fine condition, with expected document wear and a stray ink blot to the first letter of Morgan’s signature. The Peabody Education Fund was established in 1867 to promote education in the South, seeking to aid elementary education by strengthening existing schools, many of which had been crippled by the Civil War. An unusual document demonstrating Morgan’s philanthropic side. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Morse presents a copy of his 1867 Universal Exposition Telegraphic Examination report 194. Samuel F. B. Morse. Signed book: Examination of the Tele-

graphic Apparatus and the Process in Telegraphy. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1869. Softcover, 5.75 x 8.5, 166 pages. Signed and inscribed on the front cover, “Presented to Mr. D’Aligny, with the respects of Prof. S. F. B. Morse.” The book has six chapters, whose titles include: Telegraphs, Semaphores, Codes, and Information Concerning Telegraphs in Various Countries, and also includes six appendices. Scattered light edge wear, a few pencil and ink marks, light soiling, and a library stamp to cover, otherwise fine condition. Morse was appointed US Commissioner to the exposition, and prepared this detailed and illustrated report, as well as exhibiting a wide range of telegraphic equipment. This report provided a history of the development of the telegraph, a survey of current technology, and information on the extent of telegraphic services throughout the world. D’Aligny (1798-1871) was a noted landscape painter who at the time of his death was Director of the École des Beaux-Arts. An important presentation with superb association to Morse’s most famous and revolutionary invention, as well as his artistic interests. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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“Expenditures for the Electro Magnetic Telegraph” submitted to the Treasury for America’s first long-distance telegraph 195. Samuel F. B. Morse. ALS signed “Saml. F. B. Morse,” one page, lightly-lined, 7.75 x 10, January 21, 1845. Letter to William Collins, auditor of the Treasury of the United States. In full: “I have the honor to transmit my account of Expenditures for the Electro Magnetic Telegraph, for the months ending Nov. 10th 1844 Dec. 10th 1844 and Jany. 10 1845 to be adjusted at the Department.” In fine condition. On March 3, 1843, Congress had passed an act appropriating $30,000 for construction of an experimental 38-mile telegraph line between Washington and Baltimore along the right-of-way of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, specifically naming Morse as the superintendent of the project. Construction of the telegraph finished in May of the following year, and it was officially opened on May 24, 1844, when Morse sent the now-famous words, ‘What hath God wrought,’ from the Supreme Court chamber in the Capitol to Mount Clare Station in Baltimore. This was the first long-distance telegraph system set up to run overland in the United States—the first step of a communications revolution. The expense report Morse mentions here is surely related to continuing construction or maintenance of this telegraph. At the time, Morse was anxiously awaiting a decision from Congress regarding an extension of the line from Baltimore to New York—this project, however, never came to fruition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

Presenting a copy of his Alaskan adventure, Stickeen 196. John Muir. Naturalist and author (1838–1914) who helped establish Yosemite National Park. Signed book: Stickeen. First edition, published March 1909. Boston: Hougton Mifflin, 1909. Hardcover, 4.75 x 7.5, 74 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page, “To dear Carol Harriman, from John Muir, Los Angeles, April 19th 1909.” Autographic condition: fine, with a mild shade of toning to signed page. Book condition: VG/None. After telling the story of his adventure for over 30 years, Muir finally put it in writing, and considered it one of his most difficult works. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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“The Indians from what I could understand were goaded to desperation by the villainous Whites around them–they were openly swindled out of their lands” 197. Native American. ALS signed “E. J. Weed,” two pages, lightly-lined on two adjoining sheets, 8.5 x 10, August 21, 1836. Letter to his father-in-law John McLean. In part: “This Creek war has turned out much of a humbug- 4 or 500 men promptly assembled—would have suppressed every hostile movement. The Indians from what I could understand were goaded to desperation by the villainous Whites around them—they were openly swindled out of their lands and other property without the slightest means of redress & had they spared the women & children in their revenge—I know not how they could be blamed—had I had a choice I should have much sooner have fought on their side than with the Whites. Our Campain [sic] has been by no means an unpleasant one the county was healthy generally high piney land & the water good—out of the 460 men of our Corps we took out—when I left on the 29th July we had not lost a one. I arrived at Tuskegee the day after Capt Taylor left there. I was much disappointed in not meeting him…The friends of Van Buren here are becoming alarmed at the news from the south & west—I can say little for the result had I a vote it should be given for none of the present candidates.” Reverse of second integral page is addressed in Weed’s hand to “The Honble John McLean, US Supreme Court.” Intersecting folds, a few chips to right edge, and some scattered toning and foxing, otherwise fine condition. The Treaty of Cusseta signed in 1832 divided up Creek lands into individual allotments, allowing them to either sell their allotments and receive funds to remove to the west or stay in the lands they had occupied for hundreds of years. White speculators swarmed into the Creek nation buying up or fraudulently stealing land rights from individual Creek families, leading to the Creek War of 1836. The Creeks were soundly defeated and rounded up by the thousands, and driven west on the Trail of Tears. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

198. Native American. Original com-

plete edition of The Boston Chronicle, 8.5 x 10.5, eight pages, dated November 7–14, 1768. Paper has reports of the Cherokees, Creeks, and Choctaws, and also reports on a meeting to be held between the Creeks and British at Augusta, Georgia, concerning boundary lines. Some tape reinforcement to spine, uniform light toning, and some scattered light spotting, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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The prohibition agent who assembled The Untouchables

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

known as the Untouchables, which led to the downfall of Al Capone and his successor Frank Nitti, and the capture of John Dillinger. Bank check, 8.25 x 3, filled out in another hand and signed by Ness, payable to Canton Club for $12.15, August 11, 1945. In fine condition, with expected cancellation holes (far from the signature). Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


Mrs. Oswald seeks the personnel and facilities to assist in proving the innocence of her son 200. Marguerite Oswald. Photocopied press release, signed in ink, “Marguerite C. Oswald,“ one

page, 8.5 x 11, dated March 21, 1964. Release reads, in part: “‘The Case is Closed’ This quotation must never go down in history for our future generations to read. Three men have died and another man sentenced to death. My son, Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused assassin of President John F. Kennedy, is in my opinion, innocent of the charge against him. I have more circumstantial evidence to substantiate this fact than the Dallas police have that he was the murderer of President Kennedy.” In the upper left, Mrs. Oswald has added a brief inscription. In fine condition, with a small separation along one of the intersecting folds. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“President John F. Kennedy and my son Lee Harvey Oswald were of one mind” 201. 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 a 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 $500)

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Excessively rare letter on his Packard Model 30 Phaeton: “It answers the purpose of the big runabout and the small touring car perfectly” 202. James Ward Packard. Automobile manufacturer

(1863–1928) known for his Packard Motor Car Company, founded in 1899 in Warren, Ohio. TLS signed “J. W. Packard,” one page, 8.25 x 10.75, personal letterhead, November 21, 1909. Letter to S. D. Waldon of Detroit. In part: “I believe that there are still three of the old Model B cars about Warren all complete and practically just as they left the factory. I should be pleased to look these up if you wish…I am greatly pleased with my 30 Phaeton; for me, it answers the purpose of the big runabout and the small touring car perfectly and in operation it shows a distinct advance over the previous models with which I have had experience.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through a single letter of the signature) and office stamps and a punch hole to the top. The Model B was the second car ever produced by Packard and in production from 1900–1901, innovative in that it used a foot pedal to control speed rather than a lever. It was powered by a single-cylinder engine that put out a robust nine horsepower, and had standard equipment including a foot bell, oiler, tools, bulb horn, lamp, and leather upholstery. The much-improved Model 30, which he reviews in the close of his letter, was introduced in 1907 and remained in production through 1912. These had a T-head fourcylinder engine offering 30 horsepower and dramatic improvements in the transmission, steering, braking, and suspension systems. Packard autographic material is very rare and this is a truly spectacular example due to its automotive content. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

Penn requests Joseph Shippen take charge of the funds to pay for the surveying of the ‘Mason-Dixon Line’ 203. Thomas Penn. ALS signed “Tho Penn,” one page, 7 x 9, August 10, 1763. Letter to

Joseph Shippen, Secretary of the Pennsylvania Provincial Council. In part: “As Mr. Richard Peters has resigned the offices he held under us, we cannot any longer desire him to receive and disburse the money necessary for the Service of the Commissioners, and Surveyors, appointed for running the Lines between Maryland and Pennsilvania [sic], and we desire in his stead, that you will undertake this Service.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds, some scattered light toning, and a couple of very small holes to left edge. Overlapping land grants to Maryland and Pennsylvania led to a dispute between the two colonies, leading to several violent incidents known collectively as Cresap’s War. The colonies only resolved their differences after the Crown intervened in 1760 and enforced an earlier agreement that settled the boundary between Pennsylvania, Maryland and the ‘Three Lower Counties’ (later known as Delaware). The long boundary between Pennsylvania and Maryland, became known as the ‘Mason-Dixon Line,’ named after its surveyors Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon. As the national struggle over slavery grew more intense during the first half of the 19th century, the line became (and remains still) a cultural boundary separating the North from the South. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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204. Political Americana. Original broadside etching, 9.5 x 7, first edition, third state, titled ‘Congressional Pugilists.’ This early American cartoon depicts the famous fight on the floor of the House of Representatives on February 15, 1798, which was started when Federalist Representative from Connecticut Roger Griswold attacked Republican Representative from Vermont Matthew Lyon with a cane; Lyon retaliated with fireplace tongs. Small tack hole to top edge, and some scattered light soiling and foxing, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

205. Pope John Paul II. TLS in Polish, signed “Karol Card Woj-

tyla,” one page, 5.25 x 3.5, Nativity-themed letterhead, 1971. Letter of thanks and Christmas wishes. In full (translated): ”Thank you for remembering me and for good Christmas words. I wish that all God’s bright blessing lights will come to you in New Year 1972.” Matted and framed with a color image as Pope to an overall size of 14 x 8.5. In fine condition, with a bit of scattered light foxing. RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

207. Anne of Austria. Queen consort of France and Navarre (16901–1666) known for her difficult marital relations with her husband Louis XIII, and her closeness to her son Louis XIV. Vellum manuscript DS in French, signed as Regent for Louis XIV, “Anne,” one page, 15 x 12, December 6, 1652. Untranslated document appointing Monsieur Jacques Vigreux as a ‘Maitre des Requetes Ordinaires’ [Master of Requests], a high-level judicial position in the French council. The document retains its ribbon inserted in a cut through the lower panel. Also signed by [Hugues] de Lionne, her secretary, on reverse. Intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through first letter of the signature) and overall wrinkling and toning, otherwise fine condition. From the collection of Albin Schram. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Pullman writes to the Union Pacific Railroad 206. George Pullman. LS signed “Geo. W. Pullman,” two pages, 7.75 x 10.25, Pullman’s Palace Car Company letterhead, January 18, 1881. Letter to a general manager at Union Pacific Railroad. In part: “If the question was simply the issue of a pass to your General Passenger Agent, the request would be granted at once…unfortunately there is a precedent involved that would prove quite serious to this Company. I can explain by stating to you what occurred to me only last week. Cable of the Rock Island said that his Genl. Passenger Agent claimed that we issued Annual Passes…I was able to state truthfully that we issued no annual passes to any Genl. Passenger Agents.” Light toning and filing holes to left side, and office stamps and notations to the top, otherwise fine condition. An interesting letter discussing his successful business. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) www.RRAuction.com | 71


Exceptionally early Christmas card from Princess Elizabeth 208. Queen Elizabeth II. Christmas card from 1942 featuring a coat of arms on the front, 4 x 5, with an image of the 16-year-old Princess Elizabeth inside, signed and inscribed opposite the portrait below a printed quote in fountain pen, “To Mr. and Mrs. Tannar, With best wishes for Christmas and the New Year. From, Elizabeth.” The printed quote acknowledges her recent appointment as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards. In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, addressed in Elizabeth’s hand with her initial to the lower left, “E.” A highly desirable and rarely seen item from this period of her life; her first solo public appearance did not come until 1943, when she visited the Grenadier Guards. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

209. Queen Emma of Hawaii. Queen

consort (1836–1885) of King Kamehameha and the last queen of Hawaii. Rare ink signature, “Emma R, October 12, 1865,” on an off-white 3.5 x 5.25 sheet of blackbordered stationery. Unobtrusive light stains to edges, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

211. Red Jacket. A manuscript receipt, one page, 7.5 x 3.5, dated September 24, 1802. An invoice from Canandaigua merchants Norton and Richards for two silk handkerchiefs and “1 Shawl” for the sum of £6-2-0. Intersecting folds, scattered toning, soiling, and foxing, light overall creasing and wrinkling, a few small spots of ink erosion, and light show-through from notations on reverse, otherwise very good condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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210. Edmund Randolph. Partlyprinted DS, signed “Edm. Randolph,” one page, 7 x 11, November 15, 1787. Governor Randolph appoints six justices of the peace. In part: “Know Ye, That our Governor on recommendation from the Court of the County of Loudoun hath, with advice of our Council of State, constituted and appointed Patrick Cavan, John Littlejohn, Richard Bland Lee, Hugh Douglass, Benjamin Grayson & Thomas Noland, Gentlemen, Justices of the Peace in and for the said County.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, tape repairs and reinforcement to folds on reverse, scattered toning and mirroring of text, and a few repairs to some small holes along fold. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


212. Augustin Robespierre. Younger brother

of Maximilien Robespierre who was also a radical revolutionary (1763–1794). He was elected to the National Convention in September 1792 and became depute-en-mission to the Army of Italy in 1794, where he wielded his influence to advance Napoleon Bonaparte’s early career. After a coup famously overthrew Maximilien on July 27, 1794, Augustin stood by his side and was also arrested; they were subsequently guillotined on the same day. LS in French, signed “Robespierre,” four pages on two adjoining sheets, 7.25 x 10.75, March 21, 1793. Untranslated letter written from Nice, where he was very active in the Comite de Surveillance during the French Revolution. Robespierre writes to oppose the incarceration of the citizen Bertrand, citing all that he has done for the cause of the Revolution. The letter retains its red wax seal affixed to the final page. Intersecting folds, light staining to the top, and a bit of show-through from writing to opposing sides, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

From one captain of industry to another: “You have demonstrated what ability and conscientious effort will achieve” 213. Julius Rosenwald. Clothier,

manufacturer, and philanthropist (1862– 1932) best known as a part-owner of Sears, Roebuck and Company. TLS, one page, 7 x 10.5, Sears, Roebuck and Co. letterhead, September 24, 1923. Letter to William A. Curley of the Chicago American. In part: “The invitation… did not reach me in the country until late Saturday. I was, therefore, unable to be present. Permit me to extend my congratulations, both to you and to Mr. Hearst, upon the consummation of twenty-five years association during which time you have demonstrated what ability and conscientious effort will achieve.” Affixed to a slightly larger sheet. In fine condition, with a crease to the top. Curley worked as an editor for a number of William Randolph Hearst’s newspapers, making this an excellent association between two of the early and influential drivers of American commerce—Hearst in media and Rosenwald in retail. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

214. Antonio Scarpa. Italian

anatomist (1752–1832) who wrote several important treatises on a wide range of anatomical and medical subjects. Scarce ALS in Italian, signed “A. Scarpa,” one page, 6.75 x 10, no date. Untranslated letter to his friend Nicola Morigi, a professor of medicine at the University of Pavia, saying that his two sons studying medicine were successful in their exams are going to obtain official titles at a university ceremony. Intersecting folds and slight showthrough from address panel to reverse. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

215. Luis Martins de Souza Dantas. Brazilian diplomat (1876-

1954) who, while serving as the ambassador to France and the Vichy government during the German occupation, saved hundreds from persecution by the Nazis by issuing diplomatic visas for entry into Brazil. ALS in French, signed “L. Dantas,” one page, 4.25 x 7, Paris, August 31, 1927. Untranslated letter to a fellow diplomat. Scattered light toning and foxing, otherwise fine condition. A rare letter written from his post in Paris, serving in the same position that would enable him to save hundreds of lives a decade later. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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216. Henry M. Stanley. Author, explorer, and special correspondent

for the New York Herald (1841–1904), most famous for his famous inquiry, ‘Dr. Livingstone, I presume?,’ upon finding David Livingstone, a fellow explorer who had become lost in the wilds of Zanzibar. ALS, two pages, 5 x 7, ‘The Dark Continent’ letterhead, January 29, 1886. Letter to Douglas Murray. In part: “The only alloy to the very great pleasure you prepared for your guests…was the dissatisfaction I experienced at being compelled to steal admiring glances at a fair unknown whom you had seated between two gentlemen already well provided with ladies. Strange to say I observe this is a prevalent feature at English dinners. Young ladies are always placed between two well married gentlemen.” Light blocks of toning to borders, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“When you get that split with two red genes and no yellow gene in a bird, you will have a pure red bird” 217. Robert Stroud. ALS signed “Robert Stroud 594,” one

page, lightly-lined both sides, 8 x 10.25, Alcatraz, December 27, 1950. Letter to Fred E. Daw. In part: “Concerning the Flamingo breeding, this is simply double-buffing. And anyone who wants a explanation of yellow, buff, and the effects of double-yellowing or double-buffing can find that subject discussed…The yellow genes and the red genes occur together…like this [genetic diagram] just like a string of pearls. But the strings can get tangled like this [genetic diagram] and when they split they may occur like this [genetic diagram]…When you get that split with two red genes and no yellow gene in a bird, you will have a pure red bird.” Intersecting folds, some brushes to writing, and a rusty paperclip mark to the top, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

218. Mary Surratt. Several strands of Surratt’s hair, about 1.5˝ to 2˝ in length, originally in the possession of Samuel Curtis, a soldier in the 8th Regiment, which had charge of her execution. Hair is in a sealed plastic holder and affixed to the center of one of two pages of included provenance, which includes entries from Curtis’s diary, an image of the original mailing envelope, as well as an image of Surratt’s execution. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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The future Titanic captain discharges a 2nd mate from the ocean liner Britannic 219. Titanic: Edward J. Smith.

Scarce and highly sought after DS, signed “Edwd J. Smith,” one page, 7.75 x 6, stamp-dated March 29, 1895. A certificate of discharge issued to T. G. Raddish, a second mate on board the Britannic. The document states Raddish served aboard the vessel from March 5, 1895, until March 29, 1895, and was discharged in Liverpool. Printed near the bottom is a certification statement which reads, “I certify that the above particulars are correct and that the above named Seaman was discharged accordingly, and that the character described hereon is a true copy of the Report concerning the said Seaman.” Signed at the conclusion of the statement by Smith as the vessel’s master, and countersigned by a shipping representative. The discharge also bears two “V.G.” stamps in areas for character of conduct and ability. Some scattered light creases and wrinkles, and some toning along left edge from adhesive, otherwise fine condition. Smith joined the White Star Line in 1880 and assumed command of the Britannic, a post he held until May of 1893, when he left to briefly command the Adriatic. As he rose in seniority, some transatlantic passengers would sail only on ships captained by Smith. The Britannic was a White Star Line vessel launched in 1874, and able to cross the Atlantic in slightly more than seven days. In 1899, it was requisitioned by the British government and used as a troop transport during the Boer War. An exceedingly rare document, signed by Smith as his career ascended towards his fateful command of the Titanic. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

220. Daniel Webster. Partly-printed DS, signed “Dan’l Webster,” one page, 8.25 x 13.5, September 28, 1845. Warranty deed in which Webster sells to John Porter for $2316 “tracts of land situated in the county of Dane & territory of Wisconsin to wit the first lot contains eighty acres…second lot contains six hundred & forty acres…& third lot contains three hundred & twenty acres.” Signed at the conclusion by Webster and countersigned by two witnesses. In very good condition, with partial separations to intersecting folds. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Exiled in Mexico, Trotsky camouflages the past of a leader in the French Communist Party: “She is not a political person—our old friendship is purely personal” 221. Leon Trotsky. TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, October 19, 1939. Letter to Mr. Lander. In part: “You know, possibly, that a French couple, Mr. and Mrs. Griot, came to Mexico with my grandson. They both are very old friends of ours, friends from the time of youth. The war began when they were already in Mexico. Under the prevalent conditions they have no reason to risk the trip to Europe—they have no family. Mrs. Margaret Griot is a pedagogue with high capacities and a large experience…She is not a political person—our old friendship is purely personal. She would be glad to find an adequate job here as a music teacher, or teacher of French…Don’t you believe that she could find some satisfactory occupation among the American families in Mexico?” In very good to fine condition, with intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing between first and last names in the signature), overall creases, a few small tears to right edge, and skipping to ink in the first letter of his signature. Trotsky is intentionally misleading in this letter, as both Margaret and her husband, Alfred Griot, under the surname ‘Rosmer,’ had become prominent leaders in the post-WWI Communist Party of France. This letter thus presents an interesting dichotomy, with Trotsky suppressing the truth of the same political proclivities that he spent a lifetime promoting. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Scarce copy of Living with an Alcoholic, signed by the founders of both AA and Al-Anon 222. Bill and Lois Wilson. Rare signed book: Living with an Alcoholic, with the Help of Al-Anon. Later printing. NY: Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters Inc., 1964. Hardcover with dust jacket, 5.5 x 8.25, 139 pages. Signed on the first free end page, “From Lois B. Wilson, all good wishes,” and “Yours, Bill.” Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG+/VG-. An unusual offering as Lois has signed her full name. Like her husband, she generally only used her full name if the person was not a member of the respective fellowship. As her husband signed his first name only, one could reason that this book belonged to an AA member, and not an Al-Anon member. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Remaining “your Brother in the Gospel,” the Mormon leader begins to establish the important ‘Church Train’ system

223. Brigham Young. LS, three pages, lightly-lined on two adjoining sheets, 7.75 x 9.75, April 28, 1859. Lengthy and informative letter to a fellow Mormon in St. Louis, with instructions on the purchase of supplies for Utah, a report on the activities of federal authorities in the colony, and news of Mormon affairs. In part: “The snow on the Big mountain, the water in Weber Cañon, and other matters still prevent my being able to advise how many teams will start from here for Florence [Florence, Nebraska, the beginning point of the Mormon trail to Utah], or when they will start, or, finally, whether it will be deemed best to send any, but will inform you upon the first opportunity after this point is determined. Say to Bro. Horace, do not buy any more goods than he can purchase teams to haul, and if teams do go from here they can stay long enough to buy their loading...whether br. Horace purchases and forwards much or little, it will be all right so he keeps his spirits up to the mountain standard and does not permit his feelings to droop.” Young then discusses some developments concerning the US Army forces stationed at Camp Floyd, some 45 miles outside of Salt Lake City, and John Cradlebaugh, a federal judge in Utah who had aroused much controversy: “Notwithstanding many flying rumors, and the persistent efforts of army sutlers, camp-followers, &c to the contrary, affairs here at present are very quiet. Two companies of infantry and one of dragoons, accompanied by Judge Cradlebaugh, left Camp Floyd on the 21st inst[ant], to meet and escort Major Prince on the Santa Clara [River in southwestern Utah], who is returning from Cal[ifornia] where he has been for money to pay the troops. Spring is at length here, and plowing and seeding are in active operation, with excellent prospects for an abundant harvest…Praying for your welfare in every good work I remain your Brother in the Gospel.” In fine to very fine condition, with intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through a single letter of the signature). Letters from Young, especially long, substantive ones like this, are scarce. Interestingly, the year after this letter, the Mormons began using the ‘Church Train’ system to transport emigrants from Florence across the Mormon trail to Utah. Sending their own ox teams and wagons from Utah to the Midwest, they would then pick up emigrants and supplies and bring them back to Utah, making the 2200-mile round trip all in one season. Prior to this, Mormon migrants used the ‘handcart’ system, transporting their belongings across the West by pulling carts and wheelbarrows by themselves, as they could not afford the luxury of pack or harness animals. These were treacherous and brutal journeys, and in 1860 Mormon leadership innovated the ox-team method, allowing them to abandon the dangerous handcart experiment. Young’s mention in this letter of sending teams from Utah to Florence may have been a preliminary to the adoption of this new system. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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224. Spiro and Judy Agnew

225. American Statesmen

226. Roald Amundsen

227. Yasser Arafat

228. Yasser Arafat

229. Daniel Beard

230. Armand-Jerome Bignon

231. Otto von Bismarck

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232. British Prime Ministers

233. Chiang Kai-Shek and Madame Chiang

234. George Clinton

235. Dalai Lama

236. Declaration of Independence: Francis Hopkinson

237. DNA: Francis Crick

238. Paul Du Chaillu

239. George Eastman

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240. Harvey Firestone

241. Foreign Leaders

242. Thomas E. Franklin

243. J. Paul Getty

244. Mikhail Gorbachev

245. The Great British

246. Richard Halliburton MB $200

247. William Randolph Hearst

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248. Sven Hedin

249. Edmund Hillary

250. J. Edgar Hoover

251. King George IV

252. King Hussein of Jordan

253. Thomas Lipton

254. Guglielmo Marconi

255. Aimee Semple McPherson

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256. Dwight L. Moody MB $200

260. Jawaharlal Nehru MB $200

257. Mother Teresa MB $200

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262. Juan Peron

263. Politicians

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265. Politicians

268. Presidential Cabinet Members MB $200

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266. Ferdinand Porsche

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259. Jawaharlal Nehru

261. Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia

264. Politicians

267. Presidential Advisors

258. Benito Mussolini and Vittorio Emmanuel III

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269. Presidential Cabinet Members MB $200

270. Presidential Children MB $200


271. Queen Victoria MB $200

276. Anwar Sadat

273. Eliphalet Remington MB $200

277. Albert Schweitzer

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280. Margaret Thatcher

274. Philo Remington MB $200

278. Edwin M. Stanton MB $200

275. Syngman Rhee MB $200

279. Supreme Court: Oliver Ellsworth MB $200

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281. Titanic: William T. Stead

282. William M. ‘Boss’ Tweed

283. US Supreme Court

284. Vice Presidents

285. Vice Presidents

286. Daniel Webster

287. Daniel Webster and William Seward

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american revolution

Extraordinary 1775 muster roll of Minutemen and black troops from just after Lexington-Concord

290. Drury’s Company Muster Roll. Partly-printed muster roll of Captain Luke Drury’s company, one page, 13.5 x 14, circa May 1775. One of the earliest printed American Army forms, filled out in manuscript in four of the printed columns, headed “Men’s Names,” “Towns whence they came,” “Rank,” and “Time of Inlistment.” The document lists 49 soldiers, most hailing from Massachusetts with the majority from Grafton, with a few other towns and nearby states mixed in. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, scattered staining, and a few professionally repaired tears. At least 29 of these soldiers were Grafton-area Minutemen who had just recently responded to the Lexington-Concord Alarm on April 19–21, 1775, participating in this most famous first engagement of the Revolutionary War. Captain Luke Drury of Grafton had commanded a company of Minutemen since 1773, and they participated in some of the most famous battles of the Revolutionary War—after succeeding at Lexington and Concord, the company was incorporated into a Continental Army regiment under Col. Jonathan Ward, soon after seeing action at the Battle of Bunker Hill. Two soldiers listed here—half-brothers Joseph Anthony and Fortune Burnee—were both of African-American and Native American descent, rarely seen on such muster rolls. Also notable is Samuel Heard, who was killed at Bunker Hill. Revolutionary War documents listing black troops are scarce and desirable, and its place in history as one of the Army’s first printed documents makes this a significant historical piece. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $5000)

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War-dated oration marking the anniversary of the Boston Massacre 291. Boston Massacre. Revolutionary War-dated printed pamphlet entitled “An Oration, delivered March 5th, 1779, at the Request of the Inhabitants of the Town of Boston; to Commemorate the Bloody Tragedy of the Fifth of March, 1770, By William Tudor, Esquire,” 5.25 x 8, 18 pages, printed by Edes and Gill. Signed across the top of the first page, “Thos. Jackson April 15 1801.” Some of the passages inside have been underlined, while others have been crossed out with several added corrections. In very good condition, with a few closely trimmed pages affecting the last letters of some lines, scattered soiling and foxing, and fragile thread binding. Each year since 1770, at a town meeting held in Faneuil Hall, a person was asked to deliver an oration to mark the anniversary of the Boston Massacre, including Dr. Joseph Warren in 1772 and 1775, and John Hancock in 1774. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

292. HMS Somerset.

Fragment of wood from the HMS Somerset, measuring 5 x 1.25 x 1, nicely mounted against a map showing the position of British ships during the Battle of Bunker Hill on June 17, 1775, and framed in a shadowbox to an overall size of 9.5 x 13 x 2. Includes a well-worn letter of provenance on Adams Express Company letterhead, one page both sides, Boston, March 27, 1896, in full: “The age of the piece of wood is unknown, but this much we do know, that it was a piece taken from one of the timbers of the once fameous Frigate Somerset, one of King George, the Thirds war ships which was wrecked on Cape Cod near Race Point in 1785. The Somerset took an active part in the bombardment of Charlestown during the Battle of Bunker Hill, she being the 3rd ship in line. After that she was used as a troop ship and on one of her cruises she was chased by 3 French men of war and in trying to weather Cape Cod missed stayes and went ashore in the place afore mentioned and lay buried in the sand nearly a century. During a severe storm a few years ago her remains became uncovered. A full account of the ship and her career is in print and later one will give you more particulars. The surgeon of the ship married in my native town Truro, and from that union sprang the familys of Thayer well known on Cape Cod.” RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

293. Revolutionary War Sermon. Revo-

lutionary War-era printed sermon, titled ‘Mr. Gordon’s Sermon Preached before the House of Representatives July 19th, 1775,’ (Watertown: Benjamin Edes, 1775), 5.5 x 7.75, 37 pages. Content on revolutionary colonies and interesting commentary on the role of Jews in history. In small part: “Had not the wide Atlantic set us at so great a distance from Europe, and the American winds and seasons promised us their alliance…And had not the individuals of the Continental Congress regardless of threats and wrath like the roaring of lions, boldly ventur’d to engage in maintaining our common rights, upon forming and supporting a Continental army, and in appointing able Generals to command it.” William Gordon was the pastor of the Third Church in Roxbury. Scattered wrinkling and toning, and an owner’s signature to front cover, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Newspaper issued shortly after Bunker Hill with England promising to “finish the War at once by reducing with a military force the provinces of New England to obedience” 294. Battle of Bunker Hill. Original New England Chronicle newspaper, four pages, 10 x 15, printed at Harvard College for the period of September 14 to September 21, 1775, Volume VIII, Number 373, belonging to Captain Eleazir Robbins and very likely signed by him on the first page above the headline. Paper names many of the important generals of the war, and activities and reports from London, Lexington and Concord, Boston, Philadelphia, and at Fort Ticonderoga. In very good condition, with central horizontal and vertical folds, with a partial separation along horizontal fold, and scattered toning and soiling. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

July 3, 1776—the first published announcement of the Declaration of Independence

295. Declaration of Independence. Extraordinary original issue of the July 3, 1776, edition of the Pennsylvania Gazette, four pages,

each measuring 8.25 x 13.5, containing the first published announcement of the Declaration of Independence. This appears halfway down the third column of page two, briefly stating: “Philadelphia, July 3. Yesterday the Continental Congress declared the United Colonies Free and Independent States.” The decision to declare independence was voted on by delegates from the 13 colonies and approved on July 2, 1776, upon which John Adams wrote that the date would be ‘the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival.’ The wording of the actual document was still being revised at the moment this newspaper was published, and on the following day, July 4, the Declaration of Independence was famously signed. Framed to an overall size of 18.5 x 16, presented as a two-page spread set between panes of glass, such that all can be viewed. A rare and historically important newspaper from this most important moment in American history. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Magnificent and important Revolutionary War period ship’s chandlery from Rhode Island with historical and naval significance

296. Rhode Island Ledger. Rare and important vellum hardbound manuscript ledger of a chandlery

company, believed to be from Warwick, Rhode Island, 12.25 x 19, 400 total pages, with 228 pages bearing handwritten financial accounts, dating from 1782–1788, of the various and sundry items purchased by individuals, companies, ships, and importers. Ledger contains extensive accounts for various sailing ships, ships’ captains, historical figures, Negro freemen, Revolutionary War Officers, and others. Included are extensive entries for the Arnold family of Warwick, believed to be the location of the chandlery. Each page contains the accounts of one to four purchasers—regular customers might have three or four pages scattered throughout the ledgers while smaller accounts might only fill a portion of the page. Some of the ships with accounts include: the Schooner Nancy, Brig Providence, Brig Dolphin, Sloop Delaware, Brig Harmony, Sloop Smithfield, and the Schooner Friendship. Military officers mentioned include: Col. Israel Angell (of the Second Rhode Island Regiment), and Col. Daniel Tillinghast (of Artillery Company of Providence). Of special interest are extensive accounts of Cato Gardner, identified as a “Negro”—Gardner was a blacksmith by trade who raised significant funds for the erection of the African Meeting House in Boston. A plaque which can still be seen today over the entrance way to the meeting house reads, “Cato Gardner, first Promoter of this Building 1806.” Also included is another “Negro” named James Booze. Many of the people with accounts are identified by occupation including carpenters, ships’ mates, baker, blacksmith, rigger, corker, boatman, and sail makers. Some of the entries are listed simply as sundries but identified items include rum, tobacco, sugar, molasses, tea, coffee, nails, steel, iron, rope, clothing, meats, building materials, wood, and many others. This merchant also loaned money and issued notes and bonds. He owned parts of ships and exported material to other parts of the newly formed United States and abroad. The information offered here results from a very superficial examination of this fantastic Revolutionary War-period ledger. As stated above it is believed that this originates from Warwick, however it might be from Newport, Providence, or even New Bedford. In overall very good condition, with covers worn and somewhat soiled but intact and tight, however, they are partially separated from the binding, the interior pages are complete, tight (except for one loose leaf) and generally clean, with some mirroring of ink on opposing pages and some age toning, with the entries still legible and the penmanship meticulously neat and beautiful. The ledger covers the period from August 1782 to April 1788. This rare and important, American marine related chandlery ledger will be a fascinating and enlightening research project for the new owner and most assuredly will be found to contain many more important insights into the earliest years of the United States of America. RR Auction COA.…(MB $500) www.RRAuction.com | 85


“I do hereby proclaim a free pardon to every deserter,” announces Clinton, “who shall voluntarily surrender himself” 297. Henry Clinton. British General (1730–1795) who served as Commanderin-Chief in North America (1778–1782). Rare original Revolutionary War-dated printed broadside of a proclamation from Clinton, 7.75 x 12.5, dated February 23, 1779. In part: “Whereas there are several deserters for His Majesty’s Troops, as well as from the Foreign Troops under my Command, who are known to be serving with the Enemy…I do hereby proclaim a free pardon to every deserter, of whatsoever Rank or Denomination, who shall voluntarily surrender himself to any of His Majesty’s Troops.” In very good condition, with replaced lower right corner, a couple of small areas of replacement to text, lightly affecting a couple of words, and scattered light toning and soiling. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

As the Revolution comes to a close, merchants look forward to “the pleasing Prospect of a speedy return of Peace and Commerce” 298. Post-War Commerce. Printed letter signed “Blanchard & Lewis,” one page, 7.5 x 9, January 28, 1783. Letter to be distributed to potential commercial partners in the soon-to-be independent United States. In part: “As we now have the pleasing Prospect of a speedy return of Peace and Commerce, we take the Liberty of offering you our best Services here, when that happy event takes place; assuring you that any Business you may entrust to our care, shall receive the greatest Attention, and be executed with the strictest Fidelity and Honor…Our Knowledge of the Trade of America, as well as this Country, enables us to transact Business in the best Manner…We take the Liberty to refer you to Mr. Caleb Blanchard of Boston…who is fully impowered to act for us in America.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds and mild foxing. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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military Bradley, Eisenhower, and Patton survey the damage to Bastogne

Custer writes to his wife the day before the Battle of the Wilderness

300. Omar Bradley. Official

matte-finish 8 x 10 US Army photo of Bradley standing in the rubble at Bastogne with Eisenhower and Patton near the end of World War II, signed in black felt tip, “Omar N. Bradley.” Reverse bears a typed US Army caption. In fine condition, with a few unobtrusive creases. The Siege of Bastogne took place at the end of December, 1944, during which the American forces—though surrounded by German troops, outnumbered five-to-one, and dangerously undersupplied—held their original positions in the besieged Belgian town and repulsed infantry assaults, capturing almost a hundred German soldiers before elements of Patton’s Third Army finally arrived to relieve them. An unusual image of the admired US generals amidst the devastation of war. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

301. George A. Custer. Hand-addressed mailing envelope, 5.25

x 3, addressed in Custer’s hand to his wife, “Mrs. Genl Custer, 339 Penn Avenue, Washington, D. C.,” and bearing a May 4, [1864], Washington, DC, postmark. In very good condition, with scattered light dampstaining causing some slight bleeding to name and address, but not affecting the overall legibility. Accompanied by an original “Mrs. Custer” calling card, 2.75 x 2; and an original 4 x 5.75 cabinet photo of Elizabeth Custer affixed to its 6 x 9 photographer’s mount. Custer participated in the May 5–7, 1864, Battle of the Wilderness, where US Grant squared off against Robert E. Lee just 60 miles southwest of Washington, DC, beginning Grant’s Overland Campaign. Custer wrote this in Virginia and it was sent by courier, ostensibly with other soldiers’ mail, to the Washington, DC, post office to be postmarked and delivered. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

302. 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. First National Bank of Brunswick check, 7.5 x 3, filled out and signed by Chamberlain with his scarce full signature, “Joshua L. Chamberlain,” payable to H. C. Martin for $58.50, October 26, 1875. Overall wrinkling and small stains to edges, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

303. Jefferson Davis. Partly-printed DS, signed “Jeffer. Davis,” one page, 8 x 9.75, No-

vember 10, 1853. In part: “You are hereby informed that the President of the United States has promoted you to the rank of Second Lieutenant in the First Regiment of Artillery in the service of the United States.” Boldly signed at the conclusion by Davis as secretary of war, and countersigned by Second Lieutenant George Bell. In fine condition, with a barely noticeable horizontal fold bisecting the signature and expected document wear. Accompanied by a detailed hand-drawn map of San Francisco done by Bell, 5.5 x 4.5, circa 1860. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Lengthy memo to his supposed ghost writer critiquing a book on Hood’s Tennessee campaign: “I was one of those who wished more than was expected from the invasion of Tenn”

304. Jefferson Davis. Autograph letter, unsigned, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.25 x 8, May 26, 1879. Headed “Memo,” at the top by Davis, to Major William T. Walthall. In full: “If you see our friend Genl. [John Bell] Hood, please say to him that I called when in the city last week, but failed to find him, to my special regret. Since I saw Genl Hood I have read the book of my deceased and much lamented friend Genl. R. Taylor, and was struck with his account of the expedition of the army under the command of Hood; called the Tenn. Campaign p.204 at bottom is a misapprehension as to what I certainly meant by moving north on to the Chan. & Atlanta R.R. pp. 206-7—Is quite wrong as to the orders under which Beauregard went to the South and the purpose I expected him to promote. P 208—The plan of crossing the Tenn. River was first made known to me through a cypher dispatch from Bgd. [Beauregard] and was never sanctioned by me, instead of having him as stated first adopted by me so as to filter Bgd.

Hood will remember my conversations with him at his Hd.Qrs. next to Atlanta, and probably saw the orders of the C.S. Adj. Genl. to Bgd. and may have heard from him of the conference I held with him at Augusta, in the presence of Genl. Hardee. Hood may also have, or remember the cypher dispatch sent by Bgd. to me announcing the plan to move across the Tenn. as well as my answer to it. As I have told you when the matter had passed beyond the stage at which the pursuit of Sherman was feasible, I was one of those who wished more than was expected from the invasion of Tenn. and objected to the tour of unmeasured censure heaped upon it after the failure. How did Bgd. abandon the Army after joining it, why & for what object as these declared as intimated. You know my recollections & may explain fully to Genl. Hood.” In fine condition, with lower blank portion of last page replaced (most likely due to removal of signature). General Richard Taylor, (son of Zachary Taylor and Davis’s brother-in-law), had recently written a book entitled Destruction And Reconstruction: Personal Experiences of The Late War, which was critical of some of the Confederate’s campaigns and officers, including the failed 1864 Franklin-Nashville campaign, which saw Hood drive northwards from Atlanta, threatening William T. Sherman’s hold on central Tennessee. After several attempts over the fall and winter months, Hood’s forces were soundly defeated and pushed back to Mississippi. At the same time as writing this letter, Davis was preparing to write his own book, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, with the assistance of Walthall. A particularly interesting letter, with the former Confederate president attempting to tactfully set the record straight. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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1943 government poster honoring the Sullivan brothers lost on the Juneau 305. Five Sullivan Brothers. Original color 28 x 40 poster of the five

Sullivan Brothers, issued in 1943 by the US Government Printing Office, OWI Poster #42. Poster features an image of the brothers with, “The five Sullivan brothers ‘missing in action’ off the Solomons. They did their part.” Poster has been professionally linen-backed to a slightly larger size. In fine condition, with previous intersecting storage folds. Rolled. It was the death of all five brothers during the war in the Pacific that inspired the film Saving Private Ryan. The tragedy was also responsible for the military regulation that only a certain number of family members can serve in combat at the same time. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Excessively rare—the popular general killed in action while attempting to retake Nashville 306. Hiram B. Granbury. Confederate briga-

dier general who served at Vicksburg, Chickamauga, and Atlanta, and was one of the six Confederate generals killed at the Battle of Franklin (1831–1864). Civil War–dated partly-printed DS, signed “H. B. Granbury, Brig. Genl,” one page, 10.75 x 6.75, June 24, 1864. A “requisition for forage for private Horses, Mules and Oxen, in the service of Genl Granbury for seven days… at Camp Marietta, Ga.,” in which Granbury requests 14 rations of corn and fodder for two horses. In very good condition, with intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through a single letter of the signature) and moderate scattered toning. Granbury autographic material is nearly impossible to find in any format and, as it originates from Camp Marietta, this document is directly associated with his service during the Atlanta Campaign and thus of the utmost desirability. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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The irate Confederate denounces the Count of Paris’s History of the Civil War as “far below what we call history,” writing, “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” 307. 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. No party electioneering newspaper is less candid. 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. Such as one might expect to find in time of war, in the letters of a newspaper correspondent. But far below what we call history. 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. I remember that in one of his letters to you, he treated the evidence of these generals, quoted by me, as that of the committee. I bored you so much about this battle of seven pines in connection with Gen Mindil’s pamphlet that no more details of it shall be thrust at you. I will say, however, that 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 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)

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Portrait of the three surviving flag raisers, holding their battle-tattered flag, signed during their 1945 war bond tour 308. Iwo Jima. Rare vintage 10 x 8 photo of three of the men

captured in the historic photograph of the American flag being raised at Iwo Jima, shown examining the tattered flag, signed in fountain pen by all three: “Ira H. Hayes, Pfc., U.S.M.C.,” “John H. Bradley, Ph. M. 2/c,” and “Pfc. R. A. Gagnon.” Notation on reverse in an unknown hand reads: “The three survivors of the flag raising on Iwo Jima with the original flag. Boston, Mass. May 14, 1945.” In very good to fine condition, with scattered creasing and rippling, adhesive remnant to top right corner, a bit of light silvering, and some irregular ink adhesion to Gagnon’s signature. Bradley, Gagnon, and Hayes were three of the six US soldiers who planted the American flag atop Mount Suribachi on the Japanese island of Iwo Jima—an event captured on film by photographer Joe Rosenthal, which became one of the most familiar images of World War II. With three of the enlisted men killed in action within a month of the flag-raising, President Franklin D. Roosevelt transferred the survivors to Washington, DC, and ordered them to participate in the Seventh War bond drive. Following orders, the trio toured the nation with the tattered American flag they helped raise; the photo offered here was obtained during that fund-raising campaign. A phenomenal image of three unlikely heroes who, along with their fallen comrades, became the collective ‘face’ of World War II. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Hot on the trail of a British spy, the confederate pursues “a man in Charleston by the name of ‘Saville’” 309. Robert E. Lee. Civil War–dated LS signed “R. E. Lee, Genl,” one page, 7.75 x 9.75, March 24, 1862. Confidential letter to Brigadier General Roswell Sabine Ripley. In full: “The object of this letter is to inquire whether there is a man in Charleston by the name of ‘Saville’—an Englishman. Should you know of such a person, please report the fact at once, stating his occupation & character.” Intersecting folds (a few partial reparations tape-repaired to reverse), a couple small edge tears, and a few unobtrusive stains, otherwise fine condition. Shortly after sending this letter, Lee found the man he was looking for— George Saville—and ordered him to be arrested as a spy and imprisoned. James Magee became acting British consul at Mobile, Alabama, shortly after the war began, but his first known contact with Confederate authorities came in June 1862, when he inquired about the imprisoned Saville. The 1911 book The British Consuls in the Confederacy relates that Magee ‘telegraphed General Lee requesting the release of George Saville, a British subject imprisoned by the General’s orders. The [Confederate] State Department replied to this telegram and informed him that Saville was arrested as a spy, with abundant evidence against him; he could not be paroled, nor could he be tried until the enemy was driven from the vicinity.’ Little other record of Saville exists, leaving this mysterious wartime letter filled with international intrigue. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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Significant 1859 letter sketching a design for his saddle and bridle, mere months before leading the cavalry response at Harpers Ferry 310. Robert E. Lee. ALS signed “R. E. Lee,” one page, 5 x 8, May 23, 1859. Letter to Major P. V. Hagner. In part: “I thought Housings had been adopted by the Board—I knew I voted against it—If not adopted, I do not wish any. I will have the hasp plates in the bit as you suggest [sketch]. The 2 enveloped by the C, different from that of the men. The pommel pouches must have covers of course, to secure their contents—I wish them light & seemly.” In fine condition, with light overall toning. Lee penned this exceptional letter discussing his riding gear while with the Second United States Cavalry, his last US Army command. Most remarkable is the diagram he sketches in the middle, showing the number “2” encircled by a “C”—undoubtedly an insignia conceived to represent the 2nd Cavalry Regiment—as he would like it to appear on a custom-made bit for his horse. He goes on to discuss his saddle, specifically requesting that there be a high quality pouch on the pommel. Lee was known to be fastidious and particular about his equestrian tack and supplies, serving on the US Army board that conducted saddle trials during a redesign process that resulted in the 1859 transition from the standard Grimsley saddle to one based on George B. McClellan’s design. His own preference was a modified Grimsley that he used from his time in the Second US Cavalry through the end of the Civil War. A tremendously interesting letter of the utmost desirability, intimately associated with Lee’s career on horseback. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

The Medal of Honor– winning actor visiting Fort Lewis for To Hell and Back 312. Audie Murphy. Offi-

311. Medal of Honor Recipients. Collection of 38 items, consisting of signed photos, signatures, and copies of citations, each signed by a Medal of Honor recipient. Signers are: Van T. Barfoot (3); Melvin E. Biddle (2); Mike Colalillo; Francis S. Currey (2); Barney F. Hajiro (3); Arthur Jackson (11); Robert Maxwell (3); Vernon McGarity (4); Charles P. Murray (2); Hershel Williams (6); and Melvin Biddle, Van Barfoot, Francis Currey, and Mike Colallio. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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cial matte-finish 8 x 10 US Army photo of Captain Murphy visiting the 44th Infantry at Fort Lewis in connection with his role in the film To Hell and Back, signed and inscribed later in blue ballpoint, “To Joseph J. Fricelli, With every good wish—Sincerely, Audie Murphy.” In fine condition, with a few corner tip creases and tiny tape remnants to edges. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


Patton’s first place sterling silver horse show trophy, awarded a year after he writes his sister, “we did nothing in the National Capitol Horse Show” 313. George S. Patton. TLS, signed “G. S. Patton, Jr.,” one page, 6 x 7, personal letterhead, May 29, 1933. Letter to his sister Anne. In full (with grammar and spelling retained): “I have been rather bad about writing lately and am sorry I can’t plead excess businness for while I am as usual much occupied I have really nothing to do. I think I wrote you that we did nothing in the National Capitol Horse Show. In the Front Royal Show we did very well and I got a bad fall which should have but did not hurt me. Too old and tough. Todd George and I are leaving Wednesday Morning for two shows at Tuxeado and West Point we will be gone a week I hope he breaks his neck but he won’t. I have finished my boat all except some few jobs of painting and will launch it when I get back from W. P. on the 7th. How is Uncle Billy Eills and Mary Scally also give my love to Mary Post. I am sorry about her loss and would have written a dozen times but simply can’t find words with which to start. If I were there I could talk all right. She and Henry were so particularly nice at the time of Papa’s death. Give her my love. We are all well. With lots of love your devoted brother.” Accompanied by a sterling silver bowl trophy won by Patton at the 1934 Cherry Blossom Festival Horse Show. Bowl has a 4.75˝ base, stands 4.25˝ high, with a 9˝ diameter opening at the top. One side is engraved “Cherry Blossom Festival Horse Show, National Capital, 1934, Hunter Class 1st Prize, Presented by Hotel Powhatan, won by Wild Benn ridden by Colonel Patton.” In fine condition, with bowl slightly dented. Patton’s passion for horses, both for army purposes, and recreation, dates back to his assignment to the cavalry after finishing West Point. He owned a dozen horses, played on the Army polo team, and was an avid foxhunter. Although he states in this letter he “did nothing in the National Capital Horse Show,” he would return the following year to compete again. The April 20, 1934, edition of the Washington Post reported, ‘The Cobbler Hunt, of Delaplane, VA., was represented by Colonel George S. Patton, Mrs. Patton and their daughter Beatrice—always a familiar little group at the Virginia horse shows…The excellent hunters of Col. Patton and family…were foremost among the performers.’ An early and very personal memento with great association between the famed allied commander and his love for horses. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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Distinguished full-length portrait of Lt. General Patton

314. George S. Patton. Distinguished glossy 8 x 10 full-length photo of Patton, as a three-star general, standing at attention and saluting, signed in fountain pen, “G. S. Patton, Jr.” Reverse of photo bears a typed notation, “Confidential, until reclassified by Censor,” as well as a second stamp, “Passed for Personal Use only,” and dated May 27, 1945. In very good condition, with scattered creases to image and borders, surface loss to one corner, and tape remnants to other three corner tips. Patton was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General on March 6, 1943, replacing Major General Lloyd Fredendall as commander of the II Corps, after the US defeat at the Battle of the Kasserine Pass. Less than a month before the censors released this portrait, the Allies defeated the Germans, forcing their surrender on May 8, with Patton’s Third Army largely responsible for the fall of the Nazis, capturing over 80,000 square miles of territory since the D-Day invasion. A magnificent photo which captures the the formality and intense determination of the legendary military leader. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

War-dated mailing envelope censored by “G. S. Patton, Jr.,” readying his Third US Army to cross France

315. George S. Patton. World War II–dated free-franked mailing envelope, 8.75 x 3.75, 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 June 28, 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)

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The accomplished Red Army commander on V-E Day 316. Konstantin Rokossovsky. Soviet officer (1896–

1968) among the most prominent Red Army commanders of World War II, especially renowned for his planning and executing of Operation Bagration. Scarce official matte-finish 8 x 10 US Army photo of Rokossovsky meeting with Montgomery of Alamein on the steps of the British 6th Airborne Division Command Post, signed and inscribed on the reverse in Cyrillic by Rokossovsky. A few trivial creases and small area of surface loss to the left border, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a letter of transmittal from his office, dated March 12, 1965. This photo was taken on May 7, 1945, and it was the first meeting between the Soviet-British counterparts—this day also represented the effective end of World War II in the European theater, as Germany signed their unconditional surrender in Reims, France. A nice association between the victorious allied powers, and the first Rokossovsky piece we have offered. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


“This republic is a ‘World Power’ now and has been for a considerable time—that is, a power strong enough to exercise great influence on the political developments of the world” 318. Carl Schurz. German-born Union

317. Thomas L. Rosser. Skilled and effective

Confederate general (1836–1910) who commanded a regiment at Gettysburg and later served as a brigadier general in the Spanish-American War. Civil War–dated ALS signed “Thos. L. Rosser, Brig. Gen.,” one page, lightly-lined, 4.75 x 7.75, Waynesboro, Virginia, April 30, 1864. Letter to a major. In part: “I send you my pay act. already signed…My Q. M. has no money and can’t tell when he will be able to get any. I have disposed of all the old issue that I had and unless you accommodate me in this, I don’t know what I will do.” A small, unobtrusive area of paper loss to the upper left corner, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

general (1829–1906) who served as secretary of the interior under President Rutherford B. Hayes. ALS signed “C. Schurz,” one page, 5.25 x 6.75, November 30, 1898. Letter to Morton Angell. In full: “This republic is a ‘World Power’ now and has been for a considerable time—that is, a power strong enough to exercise great influence on the political developments of the world whenever it chose to do so. It is not necessary that a world power, in order to be such, should have its finger in every pie. Nor must this republic, in order to be a world power, annex the Philippines or anything else.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds and last five lines of text underlined in red pencil. After his military service, Schurz was prominent in American politics serving in various posts. His strong beliefs led to his membership in the American Anti-Imperialist League and he strongly urged President McKinley to resist annexing land after the Spanish-American War. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“In the haste of Embarkation” to help Grant take Vicksburg, Sherman dispatches a recommendation to the secretary of war 319. 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 PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) www.RRAuction.com | 95


Amazing archive of dozens of Rommel’s letters home during WWII

320. Erwin Rommel. Large and historically important archive of World War II–dated correspondence between Erwin Rommel and his family, including 44 ALSs by the field marshal, most signed “Erwin,” and more than 50 letters sent to Rommel, the vast majority by his wife Lucie and a few from his son Manfred. Nearly all of Erwin Rommel’s letters are dated 1939–1940, with a handful coming between 1941–1944, while the correspondence from Lucie begins in 1942 and continues through 1944. Rommel’s letters are absolutely remarkable, and present unique and intimate insight into the man known as the ‘Desert Fox’—these are rife with fantastic content, with Rommel discussing everything from military life to Manfred’s math homework. In his earlier letters, Rommel frequently describes his hunting trips, looks forward to his upcoming promotion to commander of the 7th Panzer Division, and expresses fatherly concern about his son’s difficulties in algebra. As time goes on, he complains of snowy weather and a bad back, inquires about Manfred’s involvement with the Hitler Youth, and references meetings with some of his most notable countrymen, including Hermann Goering and the “Fuhrer.” He mentions various troop movements and alludes to a few different invasions, but rarely discusses any sort of military tactics or strategy, beyond expressing optimism for German success. Most of the letters are written on both sides of a single sheet, a few are multi-page letters, and five are one-page ‘feldpostbriefe’ letters, which are particularly interesting in that they are also signed “Erwin,” but also addressed in his hand on the reverse, with “Rommel” appearing in both the recipient and return address areas. A selection of Field Marshal Rommel’s letters, all written in German, follows (translated):

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December 9, 1939—“Went to town yesterday for a short time and afterwards to see the movie ‘Das Gewehr uber’…Right now people are buying like crazy. The stores have hardly anything in stock anymore. Everybody is panic-buying like mad for the most useless stuff. People are really stupid. What do you think about the article regarding relations between human beings? It is a product of Ribbentrop’s pen. It is important to tell those brothers [the British and Americans] the truth. Furthermore, if the situation continues, they will lose their entire fleet in the trade with England. Yesterday another 48,000 tons were sunk. And I am sure the best for us is yet to come.” Though brief, this letter is remarkable in its implications—the movie he mentions seeing was a Nazi propaganda film produced to show the ‘evils of democracy’; the Allies’ had just begun their blockade of Germany to inflict economic strain, inducing panic in the stores for scarce supplies; and the day before, on December 8, the Germans had literally inflicted tons of damage to the UK’s shipping force, sinking four British cargo ships via mine and torpedo.

nose. Apparently everything is being done to get the air force unit (F. M. 9.) out of General Goering’s reserve. I doubt that it will succeed.” January 8, 1940—“I saw the Fuhrer today for the first time since New Year’s. Maybe we’ll go to the front soon. It would be very nice if we had something to do.”

“In Russia the advance is proceeding exceptionally well and probably this empire will collapse within a few weeks. Then, England, watch out!”

December 12, 1939—“The hunt yesterday was very nice…I was the champion marksman with three hares and one rabbit. With time one learns how.” December 29, 1939—“Up here it is bitterly cold and it rained until Christmas, while the West was immersed in fog. The Fuhrer’s trip to the front was obviously successful. My lieutenants returned satisfied as well.” January 2, 1940—“I bought ammunition in the city, since I left my new 40 cartridges…The Fuhrer might come tomorrow. The aides-de-camp are taking it easy.” January 5, 1940—“Last night I went to the ‘warriors’ evening’ at Helleck’s. It was nice but smoky, so today I have a slimy feeling in my

January 10, 1940—“Rhadau won’t get the battalion because of his performance record. We are looking for a new person who would fit into those two positions. It should be someone who was successful in the Polish campaign.” At this time they were seeking a replacement for Rommel, as he was to be promoted to command the 7th Panzer Division within a month’s time.

January 15, 1940—“Yesterday we left Berlin…Despite the fog, wet and icy streets, everything so far has gone fine for us. We move only at night. During the day we disappear from view.” This is a fascinating remark by Rommel, as it anticipates his leadership of the 7th Panzer Division, which became known as the ‘Ghost Division’ due to its elusiveness—Rommel led the division through France at such a fast pace that even German High Command had difficulty keeping track of their location, and Rommel would sometimes deliberately drop all communications with High Command if he felt the situation warranted it. January 28, 1940—“I hope Manfred is feeling better…Does he always wear his ski boots with two pairs of socks in this cold weather? That is absolutely necessary when he is involved in sports and his Hitler Youth activities.” July 14, 1941—“I hope to see you in the not too distant future…In Russia the advance is proceeding exceptionally well and probably this empire will collapse within a few weeks. Then, England, watch out!” In overall very good to fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $10000)

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Highly desirable check made payable to his wife, “Mrs. Genl Sherman” 321. William T. Sherman. Riggs & Co. bank check, 7.5 x 2.75,

filled out and signed by Sherman, “W. T. Sherman,” payable to Mrs. Genl. Sherman for $408, February 25, 1881. Endorsed by his wife on the reverse, “(Ellen Ewing Sherman), Mrs. Genl Sherman.” In fine condition, with expected cancellation cuts and a trivial brush to the dollar amount. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“I leave for my barony where I’ll be the day after tomorrow to dine with the bears in the woods” 322. Friedrich von Steuben. Prussian soldier (1730–1794) who provided invaluable aid to the American Revolution, joining George Washington at Valley Forge. ALS in French, signed “Steuben,” one page, 7.5 x 12, March 18, [1787]. Letter to a friend, written from Fort Plain, a Mohawk Valley settlement about midway between Albany and Utica. In full (translated): “I arrived here the day before yesterday. Tomorrow I leave for my barony where I’ll be the day after tomorrow to dine with the bears in the woods. Several people have already made commitments to my new colony, and I believe I could already create a small settlement before leaving the Mohawk [Valley]. That might well keep me in the area longer than I planned. In any case I’ll try to be back before the end of May to finish my business with the Jersey legislators. I am obliged to make another draft on Douer for 200 dollars. Be so kind as to tell him it’s essential that I have that sum and tell him to try to make payment within 20 days. My tender compliments to my dear daughter. I’ll lay out the farm for her with my own hands.” While the letter is only dated March 18, the year is indicated by a contemporary docketing notation to reverse. In fine condition, with intersecting folds and one tiny edge separation repaired with tape to reverse. Accompanied by an engraved portrait of von Steuben bearing a facsimile signature. Other than the 16,000 acre tract of land in the Mohawk Valley region that von Steuben was granted by the New York legislature, he received little compensation for his successful efforts during the war. At the time he penned this letter, he was at his lowest financial point—essentially bankrupt—and he was attempting to protect his land from creditors. Despite the vast estate, his property did little to provide him with any business or trade opportunities due to its isolation—after resettling there in 1788, his advisor declared that all income was to be ‘sacredly appropriated to paying his debts and with the remainder he must live [as] a recluse till the new Government decides his affairs.’ This ‘new Government’ was established with the ratification of the Constitution, and after Washington became president in 1789 von Steuben was awarded a pension that helped to ease these financial pressures. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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One of the most recognizable aviators in history— the Red Baron 323. Manfred von Richthofen. Fabled German military pilot

(1892–1918) who shot down 80 enemy planes in World War I before he was killed in action at age 25. Rare vintage 3.25 x 5.25 postcard photo of von Richthofen in military dress, signed in fountain pen, “Fr. M. v. Richthofen.” In fine condition. Von Richthofen did not become well known enough to be asked for autographs until 1916, and he was killed just two years later. In between, he was usually in combat at the front and, in any case, a veritable recluse, so very few people were given the chance to meet him. The combination of these circumstances accounts for the extraordinary rarity of this most coveted of military and aviation personalities. RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

324. Lew Wallace. ALS, one page, 6 x 7.5, April 5, 1886. Letter to an unidentified recipient. In full: “Yours just in. Glad to hear of your success. This as much on your account as my own. April the 16th will suit me for the appearance in Lafayette, if it will you. Consider it, and let me know, that I may fix my list accordingly. It will give you ample time to double the assurance of success. I repeat again, don’t let me have to take any money out of your pocket. Tell John Sample that I will write him specially. I am delighted with what you say of Moses Fowler.” In fine condition, with some light toning to edges from previous display. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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325. Duke of Wellington. British soldier and statesman (1769–1852) born Arthur Wesley who earned immortality for his stunning defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo. Early ALS signed “A. Wesley,” one page both sides, 6.28 x 8, August 29, [1795]. Letter to his brother Richard Wellesley, Earl of Mornington, seeking his aid in securing a new assignment in the West Indies that might bring a promotion. In part: “General Abercromby’s staff is formed, but I don’t believe that for St. Domingo is, & I should like much to be upon it, if any force is sent to that Island. The promotion of Colonels is made, & does not come down to me, but it does very near me, & I am the oldest Lt. Col. in this army or that will be in the West Indies. If I cannot be put upon the West Indian staff I might get the rank of Colonel, or of Brigadier General in the West Indies: There have been instances of such local promotions, & as I am the oldest Lt. Colonel of this army I shall certainly have the command of a brigade with all its expences, & it is but fair that I should have some of the profits—However if I don’t succeed in any of these objects I shall be equally ready to go, & equally obliged to you for applying in my favour.” A docketing notation at the top indicates the year. In very good condition, with intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through the first letter of the signature), light soiling, and toned adhesive remnants along one edge. At the date of this letter, the 26-year-old Arthur Wesley was a lieutenant colonel who had recently returned from his first active military service, an expedition to The Netherlands led by Lord Moira. Soon after this, Wellington’s regiment was assigned to an expedition headed for the West Indies, but the regiment never made it, as it was turned back to England by severe weather. At the age of 29 in 1798, Wellington changed the spelling of his surname to ‘Wellesley,’ making material signed with his given name quite difficult to find—of over one hundred Wellington items we have offered, this is the only example signed “Wesley.” RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

326. Duke of Wellington. ALS signed “Wellington,” one page both sides, 4.5

x 7.25, April 15, 1825. Letter to Lady Campbell in his difficult to decipher hand. In part: “I did not neglect your letter or interests either.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Scarce photo of the Stalingrad commander receiving Eisenhower’s gift to celebrate the German surrender 327. Georgy Zhukov. Soviet general (1896–1974) who led the defeat of the Germans at Stalingrad and the entry into Berlin during World War II. Scarce official matte-finish 8 x 10 US Army photo of Zhukov receiving the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force emblem flag as a gift from General Eisenhower, signed and inscribed on the reverse in Cyrillic by Zhukov. In fine condition, with a few trivial creases and tiny tape remnants to edges. Accompanied by a letter of transmittal from his office, dated August 20, 1965. This photo was taken on May 7, 1945, marking the date of Germany’s unconditional surrender and the end of the war in the European theater. Its association between Eisenhower and Zhukov is especially notable, as a close friendship grew out of mutual admiration and respect, with Eisenhower praising Zhukov’s military genius and crediting him for much of the Allies’ victory. While we have offered Zhukov documents in the past, this is the first signed photo we have encountered. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 100 | June 18, 2014 | MILITARY


328. Christopher C. Auger

329. James H. Doolittle

331. James H. Doolittle

332. Enola Gay: Paul Tibbets

333. Winfield Scott Hancock

334. George C. Marshall and William Leahy

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336. Montgomery of Alamein

337. John M. Schofield and George Dewey

338. Franz Sigel

339. Joseph Stilwell

340. V-J Day

341. World War II

342. World War II

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335. George B. McClellan

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330. James H. Doolittle

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aviation Outstanding letter defending his country’s contributions to the field of aviation in the shadow of America’s Wright brothers 343. Clement Ader. Scarce ALS in French, signed “Ct Ader,” one page both sides, 5 x 8, Chateau de Ribonnet letterhead, December 6, 1910. Letter to Jacques Mortane, a writer and early champion of aviation, in part (translated): “Regarding the defamation campaign, you know their ways, they work against their country and not just against me. If it were not for my regret of not having been able to finish my works on military aviation, I wouldn’t even care for them. You know that the magazine L’Auto is occupied in gathering testimonies. Nevertheless, if you can occasionally defend the good cause of French aviation I would be very grateful to you. I have sent a brochure to Mr. Viollette, and I hope it will be useful to him. It contains the correspondence with the Minister of War at the time and we can say it is unpublished. I very much regret not being able to send you anything else.” In fine condition, with some very subtle foxing. Thirteen years after the French army withdrew its funding for Ader’s Avion III—a four-propellered, bat-like structure powered by steam engines—the pioneering aviator found himself at the center of bad publicity. In 1910, under pressure to verify that there was no conflicting claim of ‘first flight’ following the Wright brothers’ success, the French commission released their official reports on Ader’s attempted flights, emphasizing his failure. Reaching out to journalist Jacques Mortane to “defend the good cause of French aviation,” this is a remarkable letter from the early days of flight—one of only a small handful by Ader we have offered. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

344. Scott Crossfield.

Large composite model of a Bell XS-1 plane, 16.5˝ long, signed on the body in black felt tip. Model is accompanied by its display stand. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

345. Amelia Earhart. Crisp ink signature, “Amelia Earhart,” on an off-white 2.75 x .5 slip, matted with a biographical sheet bearing an affixed swatch of wing fabric to an overall size of 7.25 x 10.5. The original .75 x 1 beige fabric swatch was excised from the wing of Earhart’s Lockheed Vega 5B and sold by the National Air and Space Museum when the aircraft was readied for display to the public. In fine condition. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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346. Amelia Earhart. Crisp

and unusually large fountain pen signature, “Amelia M. Earhart,” on an off-white 5.75 x 2.5 card. Encapsulated in a plastic PSA/DNA authentication holder. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

347. Hugo Eckener. German aviation

pioneer (1868–1954) who headed the Zeppelin Company, builders of the famed dirigibles Graf Zeppelin and Hindenburg. Matte-finish 6.25 x 8.5 photo of Eckener, nicely signed against the white background in fountain pen. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)


348. Hugo Eckener. Ink signature,

“Hugo Eckener, 1 Marz 25,” on an offwhite 5 x 7.25 album page. Also signed with an AQS in German by technical innovator Wilhelm Exner, in full (translated): “Men must always fight to win. Dr. Wilhelm Exner, Wien 1 August 1930,” and boldly signed on the reverse by Austrian theater actor Raoul Aslan. In fine condition, with slight show-through from signature to reverse. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

351. Glenn Martin.

Flown commemorative cover with a cachet honoring the 25th anniversary of Martin’s Newport Harbor flight, signed in black ink vertically along the cachet by Martin, “Glenn L. Martin.” In fine condition, with a handwritten address to lower right corner and an owner’s signature along bottom edge. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

352. Ruth R. Nichols. Aviatrix (1901–

1960) who was the only woman yet to hold simultaneous world records for speed, altitude, and distance. Commemorative cover with a stamped cachet for the New York Aviation Show, signed in black ink, “Ruth R. Martin.” In fine condition, with a couple trivial spots and a typed address to lower right. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

349. Charles Kingsford Smith. The last

pilot shot down by the Red Baron. In 1935, he set off from Allahabad, India on the second leg of an attempt at the England-Australia record, but the plane went missing over the Bay of Bengal and he was presumed dead. Mailing envelope, 6 x 3.5, bearing a July 21, New York postmark and a five-cent airmail stamp, signed on the front in blue ink, “C. Kingsford Smith.” In fine condition, with stamped address to front and back of envelope, a few bends and creases, and a few spots of minor dampstaining. Scarce in any form. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

353. Orville Wright. Bank check, 8.75 x 3, filled out in another hand and signed by Wright, payable to American Federation of Arts for $6.00, February 3, 1927. In fine condition, with a central vertical fold, and expected stamps and cancellation holes, none affecting the clean signature area. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Presentation edition of The Spirit of St. Louis 350. Charles Lindbergh. Signed book: Spirit of St. Louis.

Presentation edition, number 630. NY: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1953. Hardcover, 5.75 x 8.5, 561 pages. Signed on the colophon in fountain pen, “Charles A. Lindbergh.” Autographic condition: very fine. Book condition: VG+/None. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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356. X-1 Pilots. Well-done composite scale model of a Bell X-1

rocket research plane, signed on the wing in black felt tip by Chuck Yeager, Scott Crossfield, and Bob Hoover. Model is accompanied by its display stand. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

354. Orville Wright. Air mail envelope, 7.25 x 3.75, bearing four December 17, 1936, Kitty Hawk, North Carolina cancellations, signed in black ink in the lower left by Wright. Beautifully matted and framed against a 19.5 x 16.5 reproduction photo of the first flight, along with a small swatch of original fabric from the original Wright flyer, flown on December 17, 1903, to an overall size of 22 x 18. Accompanied by a photocopied letter of provenance which states that the original larger relic, from which this piece was removed, was marked with a blue ink notation which read, “Fabric from Wright Brothers Kitty Hawk Harvey D. Geyer 3/2/51.” Period typing on the sheet above reads: “All of the fabric for covering the original Kitty Hawk plane was muslin, purchased from Hunter & Hardy Dry Goods Store E. Third Street, Dayton Ohio, and known as ‘Pride of the West’ muslin.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Iconic image of man’s first flight

355. Orville Wright. Exceptionally desirable 5.25 x 3.75 cardstock

photo of the Wright Brothers’ first flight at Kitty Hawk, signed in the lower right in fountain pen. Some mild soiling, a bit of light contrast to the small signature, and trimmed edges, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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357. X-1: Slick Goodlin. Second test pilot of the Bell X-1 super-

sonic rocket plane (1923–2005), and the first to operate the craft in powered flight. Well-done composite scale model of a Bell XS-1 jet, signed on the wing in black felt tip by Goodlin, post-stroke. Model is accompanied by its display stand. Signature uniformly light due to irregular ink adhesion, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

358. Chuck Yeager. Detailed 1/32 scale model of Yeager’s Bell X-1 rocket research plane, signed on the top of a wing in black felt tip. Model is accompanied by its display stand. In fine condition. Precertified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


space Important ground control panel used to monitor first stage SRB trajectory

359. S-IB Engine Gauges. Very rare complete Apollo-era S-IB Output control panel used at either the Kennedy Space Center or Mission Control. Panel measures 24 x 17.5 x 5.5, with a “Property of NASA,” label affixed to top left, and a printed label underneath numbered “GP00154A3A1.” Board is divided into four equal sections for the four outboard H-1 engines on the Saturn IB first stage, each with an ‘X’ and ‘Y’ hydraulic actuator, as well as switches to control each engine’s pitch and yaw. This panel was used to indicate gimbaling (the change in angle of orientation) of all four engines on the Saturn first stage. Gimbaling was used to apply directional thrust to keep the rocket on its proper trajectory. The four cathode ray tubes (CRT) displayed the affiliated ‘X’ and ‘Y’ hydraulic actuator deflection for each of the engines to report their health and status to the ground controller. The Saturn IB launched two unmanned CSM suborbital flights, one unmanned LM orbital flight, and the first manned CSM orbital mission (first planned as Apollo 1, later flown as Apollo 7). It was used between 1973 and 1975 for three manned Skylab flights, and one Apollo-Soyuz Test Project flight. RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

The Mercury astronauts honor Carpenter’s voyage into space 361. Mercury Astronauts. Mercury-Atlas 7 launch day cover with a stamped cachet

honoring the second man in orbit, signed vertically in ink by six of the original astronauts, “V. I. Grissom,” “Donald K. Slayton,” “Leroy G. Cooper, Jr.,” “W. M. Schirra,” “M. Scott Carpenter,” and “J. H. Glenn, Jr.” Cover also bears a secretarial signature of Alan Shepard. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Early Langley flight log for Grissom, Schirra, and Slayton 362. Mercury Astronauts. DS signed twice each in

pencil by Gus Grissom, Wally Schirra, and Deke Slayton, one page, 8 x 5.25, no date but circa 1959–1961. Air Force AFTO form 781, an “Aircraft Flight Report and Maintenance Record,” filled out in another hand with information about flying an F-106B aircraft, serial number 59-158, at Langley Air Force Base. The reverse logs various technical aspects of the flights. Signed twice on the front by each astronaut using their more formal signatures, “Virgil I. Grissom,” “Walter Schirra Jr.,” and “D. K. Slayton Maj.” In fine condition, with expected document wear. Grissom, Slayton, and Schirra were introduced on April 9, 1959, as three of the seven initial astronauts in NASA’s newly established Mercury program. The seven moved to Langley, where they spent the next two years training in anticipation of spaceflight. An early, exceptional document related to the astronauts’ flying experience. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

363. Project Mercury. A 3.75˝ tall section of handrail from the gantry handrail of Complex 14. Rail is attached to a 4 x 4 wooden base with an engraved plaque that reads, “This is a piece of the astronaut handrail from the gantry at Complex 14 used in the manned Mercury program. February 20, 1962–May 15, 1963.” In fine condition, with expected moderate wear and dings. Rail originates from the collection of Gerald Gurian. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

364. Apollo 8. Color official NASA 8 x 10 lithograph of the Apollo 8 crew posing in front of their simulator, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, “To Joyce, many thanks for all your help, W. A. Anders,” and “James Lovell.” Double-matted and framed with an Apollo 8 mission patch, medallion, and a printed caption to an overall size of 22.25 x 16. In very good condition, with Anders’s signature fairly light, but still legible, and light overall rubbing to image. Inscribed to longtime NASA employee Joyce Abrams, who was a senior member of the ground support team. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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365. Apollo 9. Color 6.5 x

9.25 photo of the Apollo crew posing in front of their rocket, affixed to its original 11 x 14 mount, signed on the mount in black ink by Dave Scott, Jim McDivitt, and Rusty Schweickart, with an inscription at the top of the mount in another hand which reads, “To Paul Haney—Thanks, The IX Crew.” In very good condition, with mild overall fading to image, signatures, and inscription, uniform toning to mount from previous display, and various tack holes (heaviest to lower left). Paul Haney was the voice of NASA mission control from 1965–1969. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

368. Buzz Aldrin. Limited edition 17 x 26 lithograph of Aldrin in his white space suit prior to launch (done in the style of Paul Calle), numbered 14/200, signed in pencil. Also signed in pencil by the artist, Thomas Smith. Double-matted and framed to an overall size of 30 x 38. In very fine condition. Oversized. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

366. Buzz Aldrin. Color satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of Aldrin in his white space suit, signed in blue felt tip, “We came in peace, Buzz Aldrin, Apollo XI.” In very fine condition. From the Leslie Cantwell collection. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

367. Buzz Aldrin.

Color satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of Aldrin in his space suit prior to the Apollo 11 launch, signed in blue felt tip, “With best wishes, Buzz Aldrin, Apollo XI.” In very fine condition. From the Leslie Cantwell collection. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

369. Apollo 11: Aldrin and Collins. Impressive color 24 x 17

giclee print on canvas of a space capsule, with an astronaut clearly visible through the window, signed in silver ink by Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins. In very fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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370. Apollo 11. Ink and ballpoint signatures of Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins on individual off-white cards or sheets, with Collins’s signature matted. All three signatures are doublematted and framed together with a large embroidered Apollo 11 mission patch and a small plaque to an overall size of 17 x 16. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

371. Apollo 11. Desirable complete collection of three signed photos: an official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Armstrong in his white space suit, signed and inscribed in blue felt tip, “To Martin Rhodes, Best wishes, Neil Armstrong”; an official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Aldrin in his white space suit, signed and inscribed in black ink, “To Ray Christiansen, with best wishes, Buzz Aldrin”; and a color satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of Collins in his white space suit, signed in blue felt tip. In overall fine condition, with a light crease to the upper right corner of the Armstrong lithograph. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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372. Apollo 11: Alan Stevens. Original pen and ink sketch of an

eagle with an olive branch in its talons, done by artist Alan Stevens on a 4.5 x 6.5 sheet. Framed to an overall size of 6.5 x 8.5. In fine condition. Stevens did the final design artwork for Apollo 1, 7, 9, and 10 and made design proposals for Apollo 11, 12, and 17. Provenance: Goldberg, 2008. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

373. Neil Armstrong. Official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Armstrong in his white space suit posing against a lunar background, signed and inscribed in blue felt tip, “To Mrs. Margaret Haney—All good wishes—Neil Armstrong.” In fine condition, with a couple of light paperclip impressions to top edge. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Superb uninscribed Armstrong photo with its original mailing envelope

374. Neil Armstrong. Outstanding uninscribed color 8 x 10 NASA photo of Armstrong posing in his white space suit against a lunar background, signed in blue felt tip. In very fine condition. Accompanied by a 1971 letter from Armstrong’s NASA secretary acknowledging the photo, as well as the original NASA mailing envelope. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Large Armstrong signature and personalized golf ball found after an errant shot

Incredibly rare Armstrong personal check

377. Neil Armstrong. Rare and exceptionally desirable personal check drawn from his Rivendell account, 6 x 2.75, filled out and signed by Armstrong, “N. A. Armstrong,” payable to John Westheimer for $176.75, June 8, 2003. In very fine condition. Named after the idyllic and secluded elf sanctuary in The Lord of the Rings, Rivendell was the Armstrong family’s quiet farm in Lebanon, Ohio. A superb, crisp example. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

375. Neil Armstrong. Felt tip signature and inscription, “To Andy— Good luck—Neil Armstrong,” on an off-white 4.5 x .5 lightly-lined sheet; and a Titleist 1 Pro Trajectory 90 golf ball imprinted “Neil Armstrong.” In fine condition, with a uniform shade of mild toning. Accompanied by a 2013 letter of provenance from the original recipient of the signature and ball, which reads, in part: “In the month of May 1984, I had the pleasure of getting Neil Armstrong’s autograph at Shaker Run. I walked into the Pro-Shop and I checked in and my friend who was working there said do you know who that is sitting over there I said no, he said it’s Neil Armstrong…I went over to Neil and said would you sign this for my son his name is Andy and he did. So it was a few weeks later I was playing golf at Shaker Run in New Lebanon, Ohio, I was on the first hole which was a par 5 I hit it right into the weeds and when I was looking for my ball that’s when I found Neil’s ball.” Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

376. Neil Armstrong. Choice

felt tip signature, “Neil Armstrong,” on an off-white 5 x 3 card. In fine condition. Precertified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

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378. Michael Collins. Limited edition 17 x 26 lithograph of Collins in his white space suit prior to launch (done in the style of Paul Calle), numbered 15/50, signed in pencil. Also signed in pencil by the artist, Thomas Smith. In fine condition. A rare offering as Collins agreed to sign only 50 examples. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


379. Apollo 11 and Alan Bean. Ink and ballpoint signatures of Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins on individual off-white cards or sheets. All three signatures are double-matted and framed with a color 29.5 x 14.5 print of an Alan Bean artwork, signed in gold ink, “Alan Bean, Apollo 12,” to an overall size of 34 x 22.75. In fine condition. Oversized. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

380. ApolloSoyuz. Flown

Beta cloth swatch carried on the Apollo-Soyuz mission, 5 x 5, bearing a preprinted 3.25˝ diameter mission insignia in the center, signed in red felt tip by Deke Slayton and in black ink by Tom Stafford, Vance Brand, Alexei Leonov, and Valeri Kubasov. Matted with a limited edition color print titled ‘Apollo-Soyuz,’ by Pamela Lee, to an overall size of 19 x 21. In very good condition, with some scattered light toning, and moderate fading and spreading to Slayton’s signature. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Bobbie Slayton. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

381. Challenger Fit Check Tile. Available to

US bidders only. Green angled shuttle fit check tile, used on the Challenger, 8.5 x 7.5 x 2.5, marked “V070-391044-062,” and “OV-099 Only,” with technician’s notations on the other side. Tile comes with a wooden display stand with an informational plaque affixed to the front. Before crews installed the actual reentry-enabling thermal heat shield, fit-check tiles were fabricated and installed on the orbiter’s body. These ‘stand-in’ tiles were then referenced to manufacture their flight-ready counterparts. In very good condition, with several edge and surface chips, and scattered paint loss. RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

Space citations signed by over 30 cosmonauts 382. Cosmonauts. Collection of six unissued citations presented by a branch of the Soviet space program, signed inside in felt tip and ballpoint by a total of 34 cosmonauts. Signers include: Gherman Titov and Yuri Artyhukhin; Yuri Artyhukhin, Pavel Popovich, Yuri Glazkov, Yuri Romanenko, Boris Volynov, Georgi Grechko, Anatoly Berezovoy, Nikolai Rukavishnikov, and Vladimir Remek; Gherman Titov, Vladimir Shatalov, Georgi Beregovoy, Viktor Gorbatko, Yevgeny Khrunov, Lev Demin, Boris Volynov, Yuri Artyyukhin, Vyacheslav Zudov, Yuri Glazkov, Vladimir Kovalyonok, Vasily Lazarev, and Pavel Popovich; Yevgeny Khrunov and Gennadi Sarafanov; Vladimir Kovalyonok; Viktor Gorbatko and Yuri Glazkov; and Vasily Lazarev and Georgi Beregovoy. In overall fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) www.RRAuction.com | 111


384. ET/SRB Strut Firing Line Cover. NASA

383. Charlie Duke. Beta cloth swatch, 9 x 9, with a printed 3.25˝

diameter Apollo 16 mission emblem, signed at the top in black felt tip, “From my personal collection, Charlie Duke, Lunar Module Pilot.” In very fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

ET/SRB Strut Firing Line Cover, serial no. 2000342, 5.5˝ long. Metal and composite cover is labeled near the bottom, “Class 3 Not for Flight,” with an orange non-conforming material label attached through one hole, and is associated to the shuttle Endeavour. This cover is used on the lower or diagonal strut between the Solid Rocket Booster and external tank to protect the separation firing line from excessive heat typically seen at liftoff. In fine condition. Accompanied by two photos of this part installed on the shuttle; the flight status is unknown. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Important Launch Day-1 Columbia crew-signed mission briefing reviewing previous “anomalies and major problems” on STS-109 385. Columbia STS-107. Flight crew briefing for Space Shuttle Columbia (STS 107), 11 x 8.5, 28 pages, headed “OV-102 L-1 Day.” Introduction states the briefing includes “STS-109 in-flight anomalies and major problems which occurred during landing.” Signed in black felt tip or ballpoint by the complete crew next to their printed names on the cover page: Rick Husband, Willie McCool, Dave Brown, Kalpana Chawla, Michael Anderson, Laurel Clark, and Ilan Ramon. In very fine condition with a staple at the top left corner. Fewer than 100 of these booklets were produced for the briefing held at Kennedy Space Center prior to the terminal countdown demonstration test (TCDT). For this event, the crew flew in from Houston to the Kennedy Space Center for a full dress rehearsal. This briefing is one of the first scheduled crew events to take place during this two-to-three day TCDT. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Eight early astronauts sign at a 1966 Gemini dance, including Armstrong 386. Gemini Astronauts. Vintage ink signatures of Neil

Armstrong, John Young, Alan Shepard, Charles Conrad, Richard Gordon, Tom Stafford, Deke Slayton, Gene Cernan, Charlie Buckley, and one other on the reverse of a NASA form requesting a new badge for Barbara Carter, dated October 20, 1966. Gordon has also added, “To the girl at the elevator.” Matted and framed (so both sides of the document can be viewed) with two tickets to a Gemini party held in the late fall or early winter of 1966 to an overall size of 10.75 x 11.75. In fine condition, with a couple of light horizontal folds. A scarce assemblage of members of the first three NASA classes on a single item. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Exceptional first-generation roll of color positives from the Hasselblad aboard Gemini 7, including the historic first space rendevous 387. Gemini 7.

Stunning complete roll of 109 first-generation color positive 70mm transparencies taken by the Gemini 7 crew, including images of Earth, the moon, and the Gemini 6A capsule. In fine condition, with exceptional crystal-clear images as taken by the crew’s Hasselblad camera. The primary objectives of the Gemini 7 mission were twofold—one was to evaluate the effects of extended spaceflight on the human body, and the other was to complete a successful rendezvous with the capsule on the Gemini 6 mission, which was sent into orbit a week after the Gemini 7 launch. These goals were accomplished with great success—the Gemini 6A pilot, Wally Schirra, was able to maneuver his capsule to within one foot of the Gemini 7 capsule, which had Tom Stafford and James Lovell on board. This was the very first space rendezvous, after a previous attempt during Gemini 4, with these images showing the groundbreaking event in progress—one of the photographs is cataloged as S65-64040 in the Johnson Space Center’s digital image collection, and described as showing the Gemini 6 spacecraft at a distance of just 38 feet on December 15, 1965. Another image present on this roll that is in this collection is identified as S6563873, and is a wonderful view of the earth’s surface with the moon just above the horizon. This is a scarce complete roll from an early and important mission, ideal in its variety of subjects. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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388. Gemini 6 and 7. Color lim-

ited edition print entitled ‘Rendezvous,’ numbered 21/50 AP, signed in the lower border in black felt tip by Gemini 6 crew members To m S t a f f o r d and Wally Schirra; also signed in pencil by the artist, Pat Eby. Also included is a Gemini 7 launch day cover with a stamped cachet honoring Project Gemini, signed in black felt tip by crew members Frank Borman and James Lovell. Gorgeously double-matted and framed together along with two mission patches to an overall size of 33 x 33. In overall fine condition. Accompanied by images of Stafford and Schirra at the signing event. Oversized. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

389. John Glenn.

Scarce launch day FDC honoring Project Mercury, signed in fountain pen by the astronaut, “J. H. Glenn, Jr.”; the designer, “C. Chickering”; the vignette engraver, “Richard M. Bower”; and the lettering engraver, “Howard F. Sharpless.” Postmarked on the day of Glenn’s Mercury-Atlas 6 mission, Cape Canaveral, February 20, 1962. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

390. Space Tiles. Available to US bidders only. Two small

portions of black thermal protection tiles, both removed from the #2 engine dome of the shuttle Challenger. Accompanied by photocopies of two tile removal sheets and Kennedy Space Center discrepancy reports, detailing the removal of the tiles and marking them for “scrap.” Also included is an orange nonconforming material tag, labeled on the reverse in a technician’s hand. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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391. Liberty Bell 7. A limited edition presentation containing a 1.5˝ long segment of film from Liberty Bell 7’s pilot observation camera, recovered from the Atlantic Ocean on July 20, 1999, from a depth of 16,043 feet. Strip is housed in a triangular acrylic display, numbered 664/1000, with an image of the space craft and Gus Grissom, and two explanatory plaques on the reverse, stating that the film contained the only in-flight images of Grissom and the harrowing moments after splashdown, and was issued in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of Grissom’s flight by the Kansas Cosmosphere. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


392. Jack Swigert. Color official NASA 8 x 10 lithograph of

Swigert with a LEM model, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, “To Joyce, with warmest regards and best wishes, Jack Swigert.” Double-matted and framed with an Apollo 13 mission patch, medallion, and a printed biography to an overall size of 21.25 x 16.25. In fine condition. Inscribed to longtime NASA employee Joyce Abrams, who was a senior member of the ground support team. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

393. STS-1. Official NASA flown heat shield fragment from STS-1, housed in a 3.75 x 2.75 Lucite block along with a NASA presentation to Francis L. Gardner. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

394. Edward H. White II. Very nice color official NASA 8 x 10 lithograph of White in his Gemini space suit posing with a model rocket, signed and inscribed in blue felt tip, “To Joyce—With much appreciation for all your efforts to make the crew quarters comfortable, Edward H. White II.” Double-matted and framed with an Apollo 1 patch, a patch honoring the crews of Apollo 1, Challenger, and Discovery, and a printed biography to an overall size of 21.75 x 16.75. In fine condition, with just some minor contrast to signature. Inscribed to longtime NASA employee Joyce Abrams, who was a senior member of the ground support team. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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399. Alan Bean

400. Scott Carpenter

401. Gene Cernan

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407. Space Shuttle Crews

408. Tom Stafford

409. STS-91

410. Wernher Von Braun

411. John Young

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art “I’m for any thing that interests the Public in beautiful things” 415. Gutzon Borglum. Distinguished American sculptor (1867–1941) best known for his monumental depiction of four presidents on Mount Rushmore. ALS, two pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.75 x 7.75, Metropolitan Club letterhead, March 3, 1934. Letter to F. Ballard Williams. In part: “Thank you for your kind invitation to attend the dinner at the Roosevelt Hotel March 15th. I regret this will be difficult and likely impossible—I’m here indefinitely. May come suddenly for N. Y.—or leave quite suddenly for the west. All good wishes. I’m for any thing that interests the Public in beautiful things although generally against artificial stimulus.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

416.

Christo.

Collection of five exhibition catalogs, all signed and inscribed in ballpoint by Christo, for the following projects: Oceanfront, The Running Fence, Wrapped Coast, The Umbrellas, and a 1978 exhibition at the Rijksmuseum. Also includes an unsigned program for The Running Fence, a teletype copy of a message sent to the mayor of Barcelona, to which is affixed an ANS signed by Christo’s wife and collaborator, Jeanne-Claude. In overall very good to fine condition, with tears to the dust jacket of one of the hardcover catalogs. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Rare Duchamp exhibition catalog

418. Marcel Duchamp. Limited edition signed exhibition 417. Salvador Dali. Color

8.75 x 11.75 book photo of Dali’s 1937 surrealist work entitled ‘Metamorphosis of Narcissus,’ signed in person in the lower border in blue ballpoint. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

catalog: Not Seen and/or Less Seen. First edition, numbered 5/100. NY: Cordier & Ekstrom, 1964. Softcover, 8.25 x 11, 83 pages. Signed on the title page in black ballpoint, “Marcel Duchamp.” In fine condition. This rare catalog was designed by Marc Ratliff with text by Richard Hamilton for the exhibition of 90 of Duchamp’s works held at the Cordier and Ekstrom Gallery from January 14 to February 13, 1965. Opposite the title page is an affixed original photograph by Niki Ekstrom, as issued. A rare and exceptional piece by one of the most innovative artists of his time. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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“My eyes are leaving me quickly” 419. Edgar Degas. Important French painter and sculptor

(1834–1917), one of the seminal figures of Impressionism, best known for his images of dancers. ANS in French, signed “Your contemporary, Degas,” one page, 4.5 x 5.5, no date, but postmarked 1908. Brief note to Monsieur Oulevay, in full (translated): “Thank you for your good wishes. My eyes are leaving me quickly.” In fine condition, with a uniform shade of toning from previous display and slight mirroring of ink along top edge. Born on the same day in 1834, Henri-Charles Oulevay and Edgar Degas developed their careers side-by-side, both attending Ecole des Beaux-Arts in the 1850s and both exhibiting their artwork at the Salon for decades. Suffering vision problems throughout his life, Degas was nearly blind for the last several years of his life. A brief but touching note to a “contemporary,” who witnessed a magnificent artistic life unfold year by year. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Exquisite original Dore illustration of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza 420. Gustave Dore. Painter and illustrator (1832–1883) known for his illustrated editions of books by Rabelais, Balzac, Dante, Milton, and others. Rare original artwork by Dore, gouache on dark blue paper, 6.25 x 3.75, showing Don Quixote and Sancho Panza asleep under a tree, the moon glowing in the background. Matted and framed to an overall size of 12.5 x 9.5. In fine condition. Apparently a variation on the final image which appeared in Dore’s celebrated illustrated Don Quixote on page 66 of Volume II. In 1863, Dore illustrated a French edition of Cervantes’s Don Quixote, and his illustrations of the knight and his squire Sancho Panza have become so famous that they have influenced subsequent readers, artists, and stage and film directors’ ideas of the physical look of the two characters. An incredibly desirable original piece from one of the masters of literary illustration. RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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421. Raoul Dufy and Aristide Maillol. Rare book

with original painting: Concert D’Ete. Limited edition, produced especially for Raoul Dufy. Paris: Flammarion, [1946]. Hardcover with slipcase, 9.25 x 11.5, 149 pages, in very good condition with some discoloration and scattered foxing throughout, and staining to slipcase. Dufy has painted two colorful butterflies on the title page, closely resembling his designs for the Bianchini-Ferier textile studio at Tournon, which used his artwork as the basis for highly elaborate printed fabrics. Throughout the book are 26 original text woodcuts by Maillol. The edition was limited to 250 numbered examples and 65 hors commerce, of which 15 copies were reserved for collaborators, 10 of which were on this fine ‘Lana’ paper. This particular copy was expressly printed for Dufy. Maillol was mortally injured in a 1944 car crash on a mountainous road while on his way to visit his friend Raoul Dufy, and this book was thus published posthumously. In his biography of Maillol, Waldemar George describes Concert D’Ete, ‘Maillol contrived in his wood-engravings…to ally wealth of instinctively powerful forms with a masterly economy in the means of expression.’ RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Monet’s legendary dealer reminds him, “When you go back to London, don’t forget that I still claim the favor of being first to see the studies that you will do” 422. Paul Durand-Ruel. Famed French art dealer (1831–1922) who was one of the first to provide financial support and solo exhibitions to artists, including Degas, Renoir, Monet, and Pissarro. ALS in French, signed “Durand-Ruel,” two pages, lightly-lined on two adjoining sheets, 5.25 x 8.25, personal letterhead, September 27, 1899. Superb letter to “Cher Monsieur Monet,” in full (translated): “When will you send me what may now be ready amongst the paintings that we have recently chosen? I am quite anxious to receive them. I forgot to mention what my son had told you about the doors of our living room on Rue de Rome. It would be above six doors. You have said to Georges that you might accept to do them at your pace, and with the time needed to complete this decoration. I will be delighted if you accepted to do this work. When you go back to London, don’t forget that I still claim the favor of being first to see the studies that you will do there. Please send my best compliments to Madame Monet.” In fine condition. Nearly three decades after Paul Durand-Ruel began shaping the career of a struggling Monet—buying his first series of paintings in 1871 for 300 francs each, exhibiting his work throughout Europe, and crossing the Atlantic to introduce Impressionism to America—their professional relationship continued, though slightly strained by the intense newfound interest in their movement. By 1899, competitive dealers had begun to insert themselves into the lives and careers of Durand-Ruel’s now legendary group of artists, Monet included. The artist made three trips to London beginning in the fall of 1899, during which he created striking new views of the city, certainly the “studies” that Durand-Ruel mentions. Politely asserting his presumed right to be the first to see them, this is a fascinating glimpse into their longtime working relationship. Within the next few years, Monet would in fact move on to other dealers, making this letter even more poignant. One of the most influential art dealers of all time, letters between Durand-Ruel and his artists are quite rare—this is the first we have offered. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Unusual very limited edition Haring work 426. Keith Haring. Limited edi-

423. Richard Floethe. Prolific American graphic artist (1901–1988)

who worked in a variety of styles, ranging from Realist to Expressionist to Surrealist; as a young artist he trained at the Bauhaus, studying color theory under Wassily Kandinsky and design with Paul Klee. Signed book: Summer Holiday. First edition, limited issue, numbered 31/150. USA: Brookdale Press, 1939. Hardcover, 6.25 x 8.5. Signed on the colophon in fountain pen. Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: G+/None. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

tion 12.5 x 14 lithograph of a shirtless man counting fish, numbered 55/80, signed in the lower border in pencil, “K. Haring 89.” Litho is affixed to a 17.5 x 19.25 piece of black fabric-covered Foamcore. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Hirschfeld’s cast of stars from the legendary Connecticut theater, featuring Groucho, Lahr, and Liza 424. Alexander Gardner. Photographer and skilled manager of

Mathew Brady’s Washington studio. Masonic Mutual Relief Association of the District of Columbia check, 7.5 x 2.75, filled out in another hand and signed by Gardner as secretary, “Alex Gardner,” payable to Thomas Dowling for $40.00, October 28, 1880. In fine condition, with a light central vertical fold through a single letter of signature, and two cancellation cuts, neither touching Gardner’s crisp signature. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

425. Jean-Leon Gerome.

French painter and sculptor (1824– 1904) remembered for bringing the Academic painting tradition to an artistic climax. ALS in French, signed “JL Gerome,” one page, 5.25 x 8, personal letterhead, no date. Untranslated letter to a gentleman. Intersecting folds, several pinholes to lower left, and some scattered light toning and soiling, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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427. Al Hirschfeld.

Limited edition 19 x 22 print entitled ‘Stars of the Playhouse’, numbered 18/400, signed in the lower right in pencil, “Hirschfeld.” Attractively matted and framed to an overall size of 25.25 x 28.75. In fine condition. Hirschfeld produced this to honor the Westport Country Playhouse, and the print depicts a selection of 19 actors and actresses who had performed there, including: Don Ameche, Shirley Booth, Carol Channing, Imogene Coca, Hume Cronyn, Alfred Drake, Jose Ferrer, Lillian Gish, Julie Harris, Helen Hayes, Van Johnson, Bert Lahr, Groucho Marx, Liza Minnelli, Geraldine Page, Tony Randall, Basil Rathbone, Mickey Rooney, and Jessica Tandy. Oversized. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


Manet affectionately offers his attention to his only pupil: “I am entirely at your disposal” 428. Edouard Manet. Important 19th century French painter (1832–1883)

whose works, including such well-known images as ‘The Luncheon on the Grass’ and ‘Olympia,’ were a seminal influence on the impressionists of the succeeding generation. ALS in French, signed “Ed. Manet,” one page, 3.75 x 6, no date, but postmarked Paris, April 19, 1877. A subtly flirtatious letter to Eva Gonzales, in full (translated): “Are your two pictures finished? You know that if you need me, I am entirely at your disposal.” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope addressed in Manet’s hand. A well-known Impressionist painter herself, Eva Gonzalez was Manet’s one and only formal pupil, and as such enjoyed his focused attention. The two maintained a lively relationship and shared regular correspondence, which have grown increasingly difficult to find. Connecting two important figures of the movement, this is a charming letter from the Impressionist leader to his young pupil. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“I am going full force ahead with ‘Alice in Wonderland’” 429. Peter Max. Scarce ALS, one page, 8.5 x 11, illustrated comic strip letterhead, no date. In part: “We miss you much—and hope to visit New Orleans soon again. You are wonderful hosts—I am going full force ahead with ‘Alice in Wonderland’—Wishing you the very best, always.” Overall creases and small stains, otherwise fine condition. Handwritten Max letters are incredibly rare, this being the first we have offered. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

430. Joan Miro. Color 8.5 x 11 print of the poster for his Constellations exhibition, signed in the lower border in black ink, “Miro.” In fine condition. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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“I am already member of the American Abstract Artist’s Association” 431. Piet Mondrian.

Dutch painter (1872– 1944) closely associated with the De Stijl movement, best known for his primary-colored geometric ‘Compositions.’ ALS, one page, 8 x 10.5, February 27, 1942. Letter to the Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors. In full: “I appreciate very much your kind invitation but can not accept it because I am already member of the American Abstract Artist’s Association.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds and a paperclip impression to the left edge. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

433. Norman Rockwell. Color 15.5 x 19 lithograph entitled ‘Doctor and Boy Looking at Thermometer,’ signed in the lower border in pencil. Rolled and in fine condition, with faint toning at the extreme edges and a tiny chip at the lower left corner. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Early sketches as Motherwell studies his craft

432. Robert Motherwell. Important American artist (1915–1991) who was one of the leading figures of the abstract expressionist move-

ment. Motherwell’s personally-owned and -used three-ring binder from his 1936 year in college, 9.5 x 11.5, labeled by Motherwell on the front cover, “Robert Burns Motherwell III, Sigma Chi-Stanford U., Calif, Class of 1936,” and signed twice inside in different scripts, “R. B. Motherwell III,” and “Robert.” Inside the front cover he has drawn a number of sketches, including two heads, a revolver, a larger figure, and various abstractions; inside the back cover are a few more doodles and some arithmetic. In expectedly well-used condition. Originates from his mother’s estate in Marin County. Motherwell studied painting at the California School of Fine Arts, San Francisco, from 1932–1937, and received a BA in philosophy from Stanford. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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“I am delighted that your bust was bought, and it is famous”

434. John Singer Sargent. ALS signed “John S. Sargent,” one page both sides, 4.25 x 3.25, personal letterhead, no date. Letter to sculptor Francis Derwent Wood. In full: “Many thanks for your very festive note. I am delighted that your bust was bought, and it is famous. It is satisfactory to think that it will be in a better gallery.” Thoughtfully double-matted and framed with a photo of Sargent at his easel to an overall size of 10.5 x 16, with a window on the reverse for viewing the opposite side of the letter. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Lautrec reaches out to Belgian artist Theo Van Rysselberghe for guidance on his interior decor

435. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. ALS in French, signed

“T-L,” three pages on two adjoining sheets (with just two lines and the signature on the third page), 4.5 x 7, no date. Letter to Theo van Rysselberghe, Belgian painter and co-founder of the avant-garde circle Les XX, in full (translated): “Please be kind to tell again to my stupid artisan the way in which the Faience tiles are placed above the mantelpiece and the design for the elevation. Does Georges Le Comte have a similar one designed by you? I now leave for eight days to the country, therefore I would ask you to write directly to that man, Werthmuller 13 Rue Ramey, Paris. My homages to Madam van Rysselberghe, and to the Infante Dona Pepita, (I believe that means Elizabeth?)” A short note in the upper margin of the first page reads, “Tomorrow you will get your Verlaine.” In fine condition, with some trivial subtle foxing. A well-known figure in the European art scene at the turn of the century, van Rysselberghe met Lautrec in 1887 while visiting Paris and began a correspondence that would last several years. Sharing an interest not only in fine art but also in various decorative arts, the two seemingly collaborated on the design for Lautrec’s tile mantelpiece. While brief letters from the groundbreaking artist come to market from time to time, it is incredibly rare to find one with such a notable recipient—even more so with artistic content. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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436. Andy Warhol.

Color poster from Spago restaurant of a painting entitled Chateau California by Salvatore Milichev, 8.5 x 13, vertically signed and inscribed in the left border in black felt tip by Warhol, “To Phillippe, Andy Warhol, 85.” Warhol has also drawn a large ‘O’ at the end of Spago. Matted and framed to an overall size of 17 x 21.75. In fine condition. The recipient was Philippe Pique, a former ballet dancer with the Folies Bergere, Canadian Ballet, and New York City Ballet, who worked as head waiter at Spago, Wolfgang Puck’s first restaurant. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

437. Andy Warhol.

Color 4 x 5.75 postcard of Warhol’s 1964 work ‘Flowers,’ signed in the lower border in blue felt tip. In fine condition, with a bit of subtle haloing to signature. RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

Adorned with the iconic “Campbell’s Soup” 438. Andy Warhol. Signed book: The Philosophy of Andy

Warhol. First edition, later printing. NY: Harcourt Brace, 1975. Hardcover with dust jacket, 5.75 x 8.5, 241 pages. Signed and inscribed on the half-title page in black felt tip, “To Larry Berm, Andy Warhol, Palm Beach 1975,” filling the majority of the page with a large sketch of his iconic soup can, labeled “Campbell’s Soup.” Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG+/VG+. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

439. James Abbott McNeil Whistler. ALS signed with

his famous ‘butterfly’ signature, one page, 6 x 4, no date. In full: “Another reason for the pink on Mr. Menpes’ house—With compliments, and without reproach to the charming ‘Flower O’Mary.’” A central vertical fold and heavy toning to edges, otherwise fine condition. Mortimer Menpes was Whistler’s pupil and close friend, but they eventually had a falling out over the decoration of Menpes’ house, claiming that he had stolen his ideas. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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“Architecture is the triumph of human imagination over materials and methods and men—man is possession of his Earth” 440. Frank Lloyd Wright.

Signed book: Wendingen. Frank Lloyd Wright. Netherlands: C. A. Mees, 1925. Hardcover, 13 x 13, 164 pages. Signed and inscribed on the title page, “Architecture is the triumph of human imagination over materials and methods and men—man is possession of his Earth, To William Crandall—yrs, Frank Lloyd Wright,” and signed again on the reverse of the title page which bears a full-page image of Wright, “Frank Lloyd Wright.” In fine condition, with some light contrast to ends of both signatures. An amazing twice-signed edition teeming with reproduced architectural plans of Wright’s best known creations to that time. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

“So much is already written by me that is not much read” 441. Frank Lloyd Wright. TLS, one page, 8 x 4.25, on Wright’s red-block paper, March 12, 1938. Letter to “Miss Rosalie Meub: Editor: ‘Voomag’ Pasadena Junior College: Pasadena: California.” In full: “Would like to but so much is already written by me that is not much read. Can’t you reprint some of it?” Nicely double-matted and framed with a photo of Wright to an overall size of 19.5 x 12. In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

442. N. C. Wyeth. Renowned

American artist (1882–1945) and patriarch of a family of distinguished painters, best known for his illustrations for such classic literary works as Treasure Island, Last of the Mohicans, and Robinson Crusoe. Uncommon ALS, one page, 6.75 x 7.5, personal letterhead, November 14, 1930. Letter ordering from a catalog. In full: “Please send me items (19) and (957) listed in your catalogue No. 75 November 1930. Enclosed please find check for $5.50 which covers postage.” Irregular toning and pencil notations to upper left, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

443. Anders Zorn. ALS in Swedish, signed “Zorn,” one page, 5.5 x 9, June 11, [1894]. Letter to Mrs. Henriksson. In full (translated): “In one week I will be back to Stockholm and would like to know if you come by on Tuesday or Wednesday, which would be great. Let me promptly know with a couple of words where you will be in Stockholm and which day you will come. It would be best if you address the letter to Mr. Zorn, Mora.” In fine condition, with a tiny separation to mailing fold at the left edge. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) www.RRAuction.com | 125


445. Ansel Adams

446. Ansel Adams

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453. Carl Maria Nicolaus Hummel MB $200

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447. Alexander Archipenko

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449. Christo and Jeanne-Claude

451. Keith Haring

452. Malvina Hoffman

454. Peter Max

455. Joseph Paxton

456. Gerhard Richter

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comic art Incredibly rare hand-inked Dilbert strip 460. Scott Adams. Original hand-inked three panel Dilbert daily

comic strip, dated May 30, 1989, on a 14 x 5.5 off-white sheet of artist’s cardstock. Strip shows Dogbert criticizing Dilbert’s polka-dot tie, which is not missed by Dilbert. Signed vertically in the second panel, “S. Adams,” and signed and inscribed again in the top border, “Larry, thanks for being a Dilbert supporter, Scott Adams.” In fine condition. Created during the first two months of what would becoming a decades-long run—celebrating its 25th year of publication this April—and showing Dilbert wearing a different tie than in nearly every other strip, this is an incredibly rare piece of comic art: the first original Dilbert daily we have ever offered. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

461.

Blondie.

Collection of four hand-inked Blondie comic strips: one Chic Young daily dated January 9, 1958; one Dean Young and Mike Gersher daily from September 4, 1982, signed “Young & Gersher”; and two Dean Young and Stan Drake strips, one daily from June 15, 1989, and one Sunday from October 1, 1989, with the daily signed and inscribed along the top by Young and Drake. In overall fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

463. Roy O. Disney. Notarized DS, two pages both sides, 8.5 x 11, April 8, 1957. Pledge and assignment of mortgage and chattels between the Walt Disney Company and the Bank of America in regards to “the People and Places motion picture…now entitled ‘Niok,’” for a total of $8,500,000. Signed on the third page by Disney. In fine condition, with expected light document wear. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

462. Comic Artists. Collection of 27 hand-inked comic strips and

mock-ups, mostly dailies, on various size sheets of artist’s cardstock and tracing paper. Strips are by: Dave Graue (Alley Oops; one strip and three unsigned pre-strip drawings), Russell Myers (Broom Hilda), Ralph Heimdahl and Al Stoffel (Bugs Bunny), Dick Locher (Dick Tracy, ins), Bob Thaves (2 Frank and Ernest; one ins), Jim Scancarelli (Gasoline Alley), Dik Brown (Hi and Lois, Sunday), Hy Eisman and Bob Dunn (Little Iodine, Sunday, ins), Lee Falk and Fred Fredericks (Mandrake), Jack Elrod (Mark Trail), Mike Peters (Mother Goose and Grimm, Sunday), Rick Detorie (One Big Happy), Brian Crane (Pickles), Larry Doyle and Neal Sternecky (Pogo), Tony Di Preta (Rex Morgan, MD, ins), Greg Howard (Sally Forth, unsigned pre-strip drawing), Bud Blake (Tiger), Morrie Turner (2 Wee Pals), Wiley Miller (Wiley), Brant Parker (The Wizard of Id), Pat Brady (Rose is a Rose), and Greg Evans (Luann). In overall very good to fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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“Some time ago, our Story Department did research on the possibility of doing a picture based on Tesla’s life, but no story-line ever developed” 464. Walt Disney. TLS, one page, 7 x 10.25, personal letterhead, May 9, 1962. Letter to a gentleman in Austria. In full: “Thank you for your letter suggesting we do a documentary film on the life of Nicola Tesla, the American inventor who delved so deeply into the field of electricity. I can well appreciate your enthusiasm to do a film on this man’s life and your desire to work with us on such a project, however, our present production format is of a type where we could not absorb the picture, even though his life was tremendously interesting. Some time ago, our Story Department did research on the possibility of doing a picture based on Tesla’s life, but no story-line ever developed and whether or not we shall consider it again at some later date, I do not know. Again thanks for your interest in writing us.” In fine condition, with a trivial shade of toning to top portion of page and a couple of small pencil notes and remnants. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Disney’s fascination with science is well documented, from meetings with Wernher von Braun to his Wonderful World of Disney specials, including Our Friend the Atom. At the time of sending his response, his studios were entrenched in a long stretch of live-action family-oriented films including Moon Pilot, Bon Voyage, and Son of Flubber, and were planning the 1964 film Mary Poppins. It was Disney’s interest in science that prompted the development of his Audio-Animatronic figures used at the 1964 World’s Fair, which in turn inspired his secret ‘Florida Project’ which would be centered around his dream community: EPCOT. The 2015 Disney film Tomorrowland is rumored to include Tesla, although any information regarding the film is difficult to come by. A wonderful letter linking two important visionaries in their fields. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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An original, hand-illustrated letter from the recently-created Mickey, sending thanks on Walt’s behalf: “He left me at home to Do the work while He galavanted around and took my bows” 465. Walt Disney. Amazing

and visually-stunning Mickey Mouse illustrated autograph letter, written and signed “Mickey Mouse,” by a Disney Studio artist, one page, 7 x 9, with beautifully illustrated borders featuring Mickey Mouse holding a pen, dripping ink from a bottle labeled “Silly Symphony Ink,” as Pluto looks on, no date, but “1933,” added at the top in pencil. Letter to Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Hall. In full (with intentional comical grammar and spelling retained): “Dear Friends Walt has [asked] told me to write and thank you For the Nice way you treated him while he was visiting in Chicago. He left me at home to Do the work while He galavanted around and took my bows—now he makes me write his ‘thank you’—letters - P.S. – WhatTA Boss – thank you, For him.” In very good condition, with scattered soiling, toning, and dampstaining, and rippling along left edge. Gilbert Phelps Hall (1884-1971) was employed by the Chicago architectural firm Holabird & Roche as a designer and draftsman. During the Great Depression, he worked in London as a renderer and illustrator, and later returned to the United States working in Hollywood designing and drawing stage sets. While in California, Hall met Miss Mary Mack, his future wife, who had rented space to Walt Disney in the 1920s. Disney attended night classes at the Art Institute of Chicago, while attending high school during the day, until dropping out at the age of 16 to join the army. In December 1933, the Institute exhibited 100 drawings by Walt Disney. It is quite probable that Disney went to see his exhibit and, while in Chicago, was visited by Mary and Gilbert Hall. At this time, Disney had established many of his beloved characters, including Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy, and was preparing to begin production on his revolutionary full-length animated film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Such elaborately illustrated letters, written in Mickey’s whimsical style, whether by Disney himself or a trusted artist, are very rare as they were mostly sent early on in his career, and then only in response to noteworthy fan mail or for special occasions. Pre-certified Phil Sears COA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500) www.RRAuction.com | 129


466. Disneyland. Scarce original silver Disneyland ‘opening day’ Invitational Press Preview and dedication ticket, 6 x 3, for the July 17, 1955, opening of Disneyland, with the reverse bearing a printed map of the Anaheim area. Matted to an overall size of 11.75 x 7.5. Some scattered light surface rubbing, otherwise fine condition. Broadcast on live television, and hosted by Ronald Reagan and Art Linkletter, the opening would earn the name of ‘Black Friday,’ due to the overcrowding and park issues that arose. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

467. James Montgomery Flagg and Robert Ripley. Two

bold and clean ink signatures, “James Montgomery Flagg” on an off-white album page, and “Ripley, ‘Believe It or Not’” on an off-white card. In fine condition, with an unobtrusive vertical fold to the Flagg page. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

468. Matt Groening. Color 10

x 8 Fox promotional cardstock photo for The Simpsons, signed in black felt tip, “Matt Groening, 7.7.1996,” adding a nice sketch of Bart Simpson. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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469. Matt Groening.

Two program pages from the 1991 Museum of Broadcasting Television Festival, 8.5 x 11, signed by a total of 18 of The Simpsons cast and creative members including: Matt Groening (2, both with sketches of Bart Simpson), Harry Shearer (2), Nancy Cartwright, Dan Castellaneta (“Homer Simpson”), Sam Simon, James Brooks, Mike Reiss, Jeff Martin, Rich Moore, Larina Adamson, Wallace Wolodarsky, and six more. A small moisture spot to top right of one page, lightly affecting two signatures, a vertical crease to right side of one page, and some scattered light soiling, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

470. Matt Groening. Large and original

signed felt tip sketch of Bart Simpson on an off-white 14 x 11 artist’s board, drawn and signed in person during the early years of the now-internationally famous show. In very fine condition. An excellent oversized sketch of his most famous character, previously featured on the cover of our December, 1990, auction catalog. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


471. Ferd and Tom Johnson. Two origi-

nal hand-inked comic strips: a Moon Mullins daily, dated February 21, 1977, 17 x 6, signed in the last panel, “Ferd & Tom Johnson”; and a two-panel daily, dated October 1, 1983, 14.75 x 4.75, showing Boy Scouts and their troop leader hiking through the woods, also signed in the last panel, “Ferd & Tom Johnson.” In fine condition, with expected notations. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

472. Walter Lantz. Felt tip sketch of Woody Woodpecker on an off-white 5 x 6 sheet, signed and inscribed below, “To Mickey Du Russel, Walter Lantz.” Overall toning and subtle foxing, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

473. Dick Locher. Bold ink

sketch of Dick Tracy on the right side of a white 8.5 x 11 sheet with an image of Tracy printed at the top, signed and inscribed in the center, “Best wishes to all the students of James A. Van Buskirk, Dick Tracy and Dick Locher.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“I cannot describe to you the goodness of Butternut Bread” 474. Charles Schulz. Excellent

pencil sketch by Schulz on an offwhite 4 x 6 sheet, unsigned, showing Charlie Brown concentrating as he writes a letter, with his words transcribed above, “Dear Pencil Pal, I cannot describe to you the goodness of Butternut Bread.” In fine condition. Accompanied by copies of the original group of prototype sketches this was with, which were completed by Schulz for a Butternut Bread advertising campaign. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

475. Charles Schulz. Signed

book: Snoopy: Not Your Average Dog. Limited first edition of 2,000 copies (this being copy No. 1106). San Francisco: Collins Publishers, 1996. Hardcover with slipcase, 9.25 x 9.25, 78 pages. Signed in black felt tip on a front blank page. The original 3-D glasses that accompanied the book are included. Autographic condition: very fine. Book condition: NF/None, in VG+ slipcase. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

476. Charles Schulz. Color museum-quality limited edition

21.5 x 12.5 lithograph of Snoopy in some golf course rough, with a sign warning of snakes, and Snoopy exclaiming “Bring out the mongoose!,” numbered 54/500, signed in the lower border in pencil, “Charles M. Schulz.” Double-matted and framed to an overall size of 30.25 x 21.25. In very fine condition. Oversized. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Great football-themed Peanuts strip 477. Charles Schulz. Origi-

nal hand-inked four panel Peanuts daily comic strip, dated October 15, 1994, on a 20.25 x 7 sheet of offwhite artist’s cardstock. Strip shows Peppermint Patty and Charlie Brown talking on the phone about football, with Charlie Brown stating he has had more fun falling out of a swing than playing ball. Signed vertically in the last panel “Schulz.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

479. Garry Trudeau.

Original hand-inked four panel Doonesbury daily comic strip, dated July 29, 1978, on a 16.5 x 7 sheet of off-white artist’s cardstock. Strip shows Zonker Harris and a friend waiting at the velvet rope outside of Studio 54, with a voice announcing that Liza Minelli and Bianca Jagger will sign autographs to those forced to wait outside due to a private party. Signed in the last panel in black ink, “G. B. Trudeau.” A uniform shade of toning from previous display, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

478. Reg Smythe. Four original hand-inked Andy Capp daily comic strips, dated from 1985–1988, all approximately 15 x 5.25. Each strip is signed in black ink in the last panel, “Smythe,” and additionally signed in the lower border in blue felt tip, with Smythe adding short inscriptions to two of his signatures. In fine condition, with expected border marks and cropping notations. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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480. Mort Walker. Original hand-inked three panel Beetle Bailey

daily comic strip, dated March 18, 1999, on an off-white 14.5 x 5.5 piece of artist’s cardstock. Strip shows Beetle and Killer watching the chaplain feed the “poor” animals and leaving a donut on the belly of Sgt. Snorkel. Signed in the last panel in black ink. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


literature 481. Katharine Lee Bates. Edu-

cator and poet (1859–1929) best known for the lyrics to the iconic patriotic song ‘America the Beautiful.’ Printed poem, all four stanzas of ‘America the Beautiful,’ 4.5 x 7.5, signed along the bottom in black ink, “Katharine Lee Bates.” Framed to an overall size of 5 x 8. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

Preparing for NBC’s cancellation of Philip Marlowe 482. Raymond C h a n d l e r. T L S

signed “Ray,” one page, 8.5 x 11, personal letterhead, February 5, 1952. Letter to his agent H. N. Swanson. In full: “Thanks for your note in which you say CBS is sending through a release on Philip Marlowe. I assume this to mean they are abandoning the show. Correct?” In fine condition, with intersecting folds, one through top portion of signature. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“Agatha Christie alias Mary Westmacott” writes on the satisfaction of Absent in Spring: “I wrote it just as I wanted it to be— and refused to make the least alteration of any kind” 483. Agatha Christie. ALS signed “Agatha Christie alias Mary Westmacott,” one page both sides, 5.5 x 7, Winterbrook House letterhead, October 10, [1973]. Letter to an admirer. In full: “Your letter re my Mary Westmacott book Absent in the Spring gave me so much pleasure that I feel I must write you a personal letter—This was a book I was wanting to write and which I went over and over in my mind—when at last I had a few days leisure I knew that at last the time had come—I wrote it in a matter of a few hours—at white hot speed and immense pleasure— such as I have never felt over any other book—I wrote it just as I wanted it to be—and refused to make the least alteration of any kind—I also enjoyed writing the other Mary Westmacott book[s]—The Rose & the Yew Tree and Giant’s Bread—but Absent in the Spring was my happiest non stop piece of pure pleasure.” In fine condition. Accompanied by a portion of the original mailing envelope, addressed in Christie’s hand, as well as a clean, tight hardcover copy of Absent in Spring in its original dust jacket. Becoming increasingly tired of writing detective stories, Christie wrote six romance novels beginning in the 1930, all written under the pen name Mary Westmacott, in order to ‘free her from the expectations of mystery fans.’ She would frequently claim that Absent in Spring was the one book that satisfied her completely, as evidenced by the letter offered here. Despite her unrivaled success and copious amounts of fan mail, Christie took the time to write this enthusiastic and lengthy reply about one of her favorite works, elevating this letter far above her more commonly-seen general fan correspondence. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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484. Agatha Christie. TLS signed “Agatha

Christie Mallowan,” one page, 5.5 x 7, personal letterhead, September 28, 1968. Letter to Mr. Nuttall. In part: “I was most interested in the article you sent me and I shall be very pleased to agree to the quotation and reference from my book The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding being used. Please tell Councillor Thompson how interested I am in his account of Abney…Abney was a landmark in my life, and though I am now 78 years of age I still remember it, and my visits there, quite distinctly.” In fine condition, with office stamps to the top and filing holes to left edge. Accompanied by a newspaper clipping of the article as it was eventually published. Abney Hall, owned by Christie’s brother-in-law, became the inspiration for many of the country settings in her works. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

486. Samuel L. Clemens. Bank check, 8 x 3, filled out and signed

by Clemens, “Saml. L. Clemens,” payable to D. S. Brooks & Sons for $3.75, July 2, 1875. In fine condition, with rough edges and a light bank stamp over portion of last name of signature. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

485. Samuel L. Clemens. ANS signed

“SLC,” one page, 4.5 x 3.5, September 26. Brief note to Poultney Bigelow reads, in full: “Hurry along with that bike or we shall be gone. We remove to London (Brown’s Hotel, Albemarle Street) Monday.” Reverse of the card is addressed in Clemens’s hand. In very good condition, with scattered toning, soiling, and dampstaining, heavier to address side, and a few small corner creases. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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486. Samuel L. Clemens. ALS signed “Saml. L. Clemens,” one

page, 5 x 8, January 17, 1876. Letter to the cashier of the First National bank. In full: “Please send to Chas. E. Perkins, Esq., 14 State St. a New York draft for Ten Thousand ($10,000) Dollars, payable to the order of Messrs. Burnham, McKinley & Co., & charge to my ‘Personal Account.’” In fine condition, with intersecting folds, and a few light brushes to text, not affecting the legibility. Charles E. Perkins (1832–1917) was Clemens’s lawyer. Burnham, McKinley & Co. was an Illinois banking and mortgage house and loan broker with whom Clemens invested over $25,000. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


489. Charles Dickens. Hand-addressed and signed

488. Colette. ALS in French, one page, 7.5 x 8, no date. Letter to a gentleman. In full (translated): “Before leaving Paris, I ascertained that ‘The Vagabond’ is free. If necessary, while I am away, get in touch with my daughter, Mrs. Collette de Jouvenel.” Beautifully doublecloth-matted and framed with an image and transcriptive plaque to an overall size of 26 x 22. In fine condition, with central vertical and horizontal folds. Oversized. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

mailing envelope, 4.75 x 2.75, addressed by Dickens to “Professor Owen, Sheen Lodge, Richmond Park, S. W.,” and signed in the lower left, “Charles Dickens.” Postmarked in the upper right, London, November 4, 1865. A light overall block of toning, otherwise fine condition. Dickens sent this to his friend Richard Owen, a controversial biologist, comparative anatomist, and paleontologist—he is best remembered today for coining the word ‘Dinosaur.’ It was in the same month of November 1865 that Dickens published the final serialized chapters of his last novel, Our Mutual Friend. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

As grand jury foreman, the adventure story writer brings charges against aspiring slave traders 490. James Fenimore Cooper. ALS signed “J. Fenimore Cooper,” one page, 4.5 x 3, no date but circa 1836. Letter to a gentleman. In full: “The Grand Jury have formd[sic] a bill against Domingo Joseph Dos Santos for being concerned in fitting out the brig San Nicholas as a slaver.” Matted and framed with a portrait of Cooper to an overall size of 10.5 x 14.5. In fine condition. In 1836, charges were brought against Dos Santos and associates for equipping and loading the Brig San Nicholas as a slave-trading vessel, intending to travel to Africa and procure ‘50 negroes, 50 mulattos, and 50 persons of color’ for the purpose of selling them as slaves in the United States; Cooper served as the foreman of the grand jury. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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“As to the matter you write about—‘responsibility for sin’—I am always inclined, in any puzzling question (an inclination largely due to my 20 years work at Logic), to try to state the thing in a sort of mathematical form” 491. Charles L. Dodgson.

Lengthy ALS signed “C. L. Dodgson,” totaling five pages, with three pages on adjoining 3.5 x 5.25 sheets and two pages on adjoining 5.75 x 8.75 sheets, December 4, 1894. Letter to Herbert Wilcox. The main letter, three pages, in part: “I return your letter on Political Economy. Also as to the matter you write about—‘responsibility for sin’—I am always inclined, in any puzzling question (an inclination largely due to my 20 years work at Logic), to try to state the thing in a sort of mathematical form. I think it helps greatly to clearness of ideas. So I have given an hour to copying (always a better plan than trying to give the substance of another person’s words) what you have said, and putting my remarks opposite, sentence by sentence. I hope I have made my meaning clear this time. I have tried to show the exact points where we agree, & where we differ; & as to the latter, I think we had better ‘agree to differ,’ for I can give no more time, at present, to the matter.” Dodgson’s two-page enclosure of his remarkably thorough responses is included, with Dodgson penning excerpts from Wilcox’s initial letter on the left side and his own responses on the right. The most fascinating is a reply in relation to a statement about who should be responsible for a sin—someone who gives “evil advice” that leads another person to sin, or the person who commits the sin based upon poor advice. Dodgson’s lengthy and logical reply, in part: “That responsibility depends wholly upon what the ‘offender’ has done, in the way of bad advice or example…There are two questions before us, which it may be well to state shortly and clearly. They are…as follows:— Suppose ‘A’ gives bad advice &c to ‘B’ and ‘C’; & that owing two other causes, ‘C’ is saved from following it; but ‘B’ sins. The questions are:—(1) Does the fact that ‘A’ gave bad advice &c diminish the guilt of ‘B’? (To this you & I both answer ‘yes’). (2) Does the fact that ‘B’ sins actually increase the guilt of ‘A,’ so that he is more guilty as to ‘B’ than as to ‘C’? (To this you say ‘yes’; and I say ‘no’).” In overall very fine condition. In addition to his writing, Dodgson was a practiced logician and theologian, frequently using the former to inform the latter, as displayed in this fine letter. In Beatrice Hatch’s 1898 biographical sketch of Dodgson for Strand Magazine, she writes, ‘Mr. Dodgson did not often preach, yet, when he did, he had the power to impress and captivate his hearers. There was no need for him to write out a sermon. Full of earnestness in his subject, the words came without difficulty. Neither was there any danger of his wandering from the direct point, for before the eye of his ordered and logical mind, his subject would arise in the form of a diagram to be worked out point by point.’ His works on logic demonstrate a similar pattern, examining complex subjects point by point and using variable letters to represent his solutions. This love of logic also appears in his literary works, including multiple logic puzzles, mathematical concepts, and riddles appearing throughout his most famous story, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300) 136 | June 18, 2014 | LITERATURE


The Bond creator’s brass collection 492. Ian Fleming. Scarce TLS

signed, “Yours s i n c e r e l y, I a n Fleming,” one page, 8 x 10, personal letterhead, April 22, 1964. Letter to Mrs. Yoxall. In part: “It was very nice meeting you last week and seeing your collection of brass pieces, but, on reflection and since they are so very different from the brass pictures which I collect, I have decided with regret that, attractive though they are, I do not wish to purchase them. My reasons are three-fold. First of all they do not fit in with my collection; secondly, I would have difficulty in finding house space for them and, above all, thirdly, I am very doubtful if the price we discussed is a fair one from your point of view. I am sure that it would be wise for you to have a word with the Victoria and Albert and then perhaps advertise them or put them up for sale at one of the smaller auctioneers.” In fine condition, with central vertical and horizontal folds and a few creases. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“David McCord asks me to let you put on my small play called A Way Out. I shall be glad to have you” 493. Robert Frost.

Scarce ALS, one page, 6 x 8, June 18, 1938. Letter to Mr. Johnson at the St. Botolph Club in Boston. In part: “David McCord asks me to let you put on my small play called A Way Out. I shall be glad to have you. David and I may get over from Concord Corners to see you do it. We shall try to. You are free also to make photostat copies of the play for your actors. I am sole owner and no one’s permission is needed but mine.” In fine condition, with some stray ink marks and subtle stain to the top. A Way Out was Frost’s very first play, which he first published in 1917. In addition to this desirable literary content, this letter is rife with artistic associations—McCord was a fellow poet and executive at Harvard, and the St. Botolph Club was an early private arts club in Boston that counted the likes of William Dean Howells, John Singer Sargent, and Daniel Chester French among its members. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“A victory every day against bad moods, poor thinking, waste of time” 494. Zane Grey. ALS signed “Dad,” two

pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.25 x 8.25, RMS Makura letterhead, January 1, 1934. Letter to his son Romer. In part: “I wish you a happy new year, in which you will get started toward success. You’ve had a bad three years, from which I’m sure you have profited. It is a day by day job, Romer, a victory every day against bad moods, poor thinking, waste of time.” In fine condition, with a couple subtle stains. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Amazing manuscript exploring his boyhood adventures and self-published first book 495. Zane Grey. Important unsigned autograph manuscript draft in pencil, five pages with his personal blindstamp at the top, lightly-lined, 8 x 12.25, no date but circa 1921. Zane’s heavily hand-edited and corrected draft for a biographical article published in My Maiden Effort, a 1921 book collecting pieces by wellknown authors about their literary beginnings. In part: “My first literary effort was consummated when I was about fourteen years old at the home where I was born in Zanesville, Ohio. Not improbably the circumstances attending the writing of this piece will be recognized by other writers as authentic and natural, unless they have never been boys. I belonged to a gang of young ruffians, or rather I was the organizer and leader of a band of youthful desperadoes who were bound to secrecy by oaths and the letting of blood. In the back of our orchard there was a thick briar patch, in the middle of which was concealed the entrance to a cave…Here we congregated at different times to divide the spoils of some boyish raid, or to eat the watermelons or grapes we had stolen, or to feast on some neighbor’s chicken. We boiled the chickens in a pot that my mother was always searching for but never found… In this cave I wrote my first story. I wrote it on pieces of wall paper, not all of which were even in size. I slaved and sweat over this story, and smarted too, for the smoke always got into my eyes. It was hard to write because the boys whispered with heads together some bloody story—some dark deed they contemplated against those we hated—some wild plan. But at last I finished it. The title was ‘Jim of the Cave.’… The first of my work to see print in book form was written years afterward…I chose the story of Elizabeth Zane, sister of Colonel Ebenezer Zane, my great-great-grandfather who held Fort Henry for twenty years against the Indians and British…I wrote ‘Betty Zane’ in a dingy flat, on a kitchen table, under a flickering light. All of one winter I labored over it, suffered, and hoped, was lifted up and anon plunged into despair. When it was finished I took it to Scribner’s who returned it with their printed slip—then to Doubleday, where Lanier damned it with faint praise—then to Harpers, where Hitchcock’s verdict was that he did not see anything in it to convince him that I could write. And so I peddled ‘Betty Zane’ from one publisher to another. All in vain! I had no money. My future looked black. And when all seemed the blackest and my spirit was low I re-read ‘Betty Zane’ and swore they were wrong. I borrowed money to publish my work. No publisher would bring it out, so I hired a printer to print it. And at last I had a book in my hands—a book that I had written! It changed my life. I gave up my profession and went to the country to live and write. Every year now ‘Betty Zane,’ in spite of its crudities, sells more and more.” In fine condition, with overall toning and a few unobtrusive edge tears. This is a stunning, intimate account of all that drove Grey’s career. It explains his writing from beginning to end–from his youthful love of adventure that shines through in works of Western fiction to the innate desire to put pen to paper. A simply fabulous autobiographical piece, penned in anticipation of its publication. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 138 | June 18, 2014 | LITERATURE


One-of-a-kind Hemingway ‘home movie’—hunting with Gary Cooper

496. Ernest Hemingway. Original roll of 8mm Kodak Kodachrome color movie film, approximately 2 minutes and 45 seconds long, contain-

ing silent footage of Hemingway on a hunting trip with actor Gary Cooper and others. The first half shows an empty field and the landscape from atop the Sun Valley ski resort, with the second half showing Hemingway with Cooper and others talking to each other holding rifles and pointing into the distance, including some great close-up shots of the writer. The film remains on its plastic Kodak reel and is accompanied by the original box. Originates from the personal property of Roberto Herrera Sotolongo, who was Hemingway’s close friend, part-time secretary, and brother of his Cuban doctor. This was filmed by Herrera, who frequently served as a photographer for Hemingway and worked in the photography department of the Sears Roebuck in Havana, Cuba. Cooper was Hemingway’s close friend and was known to frequent the Sun Valley, Idaho, area where Hemingway was a part-time resident. Also of note are the multiple associations between some of their finest works—Cooper had starred in Hollywood’s adaptation of Farewell to Arms in 1932, before they had ever met, and Hemingway later insisted that Cooper be cast as the lead in For Whom the Bell Tolls, a role for which Cooper received an Oscar nomination. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

497. Ernest Hemingway. Bank check, 6.25 x 2.75, filled out and signed by Hemingway, “Ernest M. Hemingway,” payable to the bearer for $125, February 22, 1944. Endorsed on the reverse by Roberto Herrera, who was Hemingway’s close friend, part-time secretary, and brother of his Cuban doctor. Expected bank stamps and cancellation holes (some affecting his last name), and a bit of foxing to the upper left, otherwise fine condition. Three months later, Hemingway began a year of war reporting in Europe, covering some of the most important events of WWII, including the Normandy landing, liberation of Paris, and Battle of Hurtgen Forest. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

498. Klabund. Alfred Henschke (1890–1928), known as Klabund, was a German writer who adapted and translated a number of far-eastern works. ALS in pencil in German, one page, 8.25 x 10.5, January 4, 1928. Untranslated letter regarding the sale of his 1928 ‘Rasputin’ to MGM and the intention of the title role to be played by Lon Chaney. In fine condition, with central vertical and horizontal folds and a few light creases. MGM eventually released Rasputin and the Empress in 1932, four years after Klabund’s death, starring the Barrymore siblings. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Rare letter from the father of Russian socialism 499. Alexander Herzen. Russian writer and political thinker (1812–1870) whose work holds an important place in the great Russian literary canon. Rare ALS in French, signed “Al. Herzen,” two pages on two adjoining sheets, 5 x 8, May 12, 1864. Lengthy letter to “Monsier Trubner” checking his investments, in part (translated): “I was told you have a friend who is very well versed in doing business with the United States. You will do me an infinite favor asking his advice on the following matter. All my capital is placed in American funds. The greatest part on six percent United States bonds issued in 1857, secondly, on Ohio Canal bonds, and the third is Virginia bonds. On the Virginia stock, I don’t expect anything and consider it lost. But I still have ‘United States.’ Can we count on this? I mean, will they pay the scheduled interest?...All the information that you may be able to gather will truly oblige your devoted friend.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds and a uniform shade of mild toning. Born to a prominent Russian family, Herzen was a savvy investor and, despite his social beliefs, held bonds all over the world. Requesting advice from a financial professional—and concerned that the interest on some of his US bonds may not pay off, due to the chaos of the Civil War—this is an incredibly interesting letter, revealing a polite and conscientious businessman in the figure most commonly seen as a powerful instigator in Russia’s socialist revolution. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

500. Thomas Mann and Writers. Collection of five

letters from writers and critics sent to Albert de Pina and Stewart P. MacLennan regarding their book The Galilean, including TLSs from Thomas Mann, Will Durant, Jaime Palmer (2), and John Sutherland Bonnell, all dated 1944–1945. Mann’s letter, in part: “I thank you much for granting me insight into your manuscript…I spent enjoyable hours with it, reading it with emotion and much spiritual benefit. The most famous biographies written about Jesus of Nazareth, those by Renan and by David Strauss, are known to me, and I cannot say anything better about your work than that it can proudly hold its own beside these predecessors. What makes this unusual life history of the savior such a beautiful gift and what will win it many hearts are three things: erudition, fantasy and love. But love is the greatest among them.” Also includes a hardcover first edition of the book, signed and inscribed on the first free end page by both de Pina and MacLennan. In overall fine condition, with tears to the book’s dust jacket. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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501. Margaret Mitchell. TLS,

one page, 7 x 11, personal letterhead, January 4, 1936. Letter to Mr. and Mrs. Bradshaw. In part: “I hope you will forgive my seeming rudeness and indifference in not replying sooner to your letter…inviting me to speak before the Friends of American Writers…I thank you very much for your invitation but I am not making any speeches, either professional or otherwise, or any personal appearances.” In fine condition, with light toning to edges and slight show-through at corners from mounting remnants to reverse. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


“My information from Hollywood is that the film of ‘Gone With the Wind’ goes into production by the first of September, but the cast has not been announced to me” 502. Margaret Mitchell. TLS signed “Margaret Mitchell Marsh,” one page, 7 x 11, personal letterhead, June 17, 1938. Letter to psychiatrist Dr. C. E. Mayos. In part: “My information from Hollywood is that the film of ‘Gone With the Wind’ goes into production by the first of September, but the cast has not been announced to me even in confidence. I have heard the cry of ‘wolf, wolf’ so often in the last year and a half that I am a little wary at belief. However, this information seemed definite. An Atlanta historian and architect went to Hollywood in February to act as a technical adviser on architectural and military details of the period with which my book concerned itself. On his return he reported that all costumes had been designed and many of the sets, and that the picture would be done in technicolor. While I know the movies are capable of miracles, I wonder how they will manage the bright red clay which is so vivid a part of any Georgia background. While I have never been to California, I have been told that that State does not have our red soil, and I am wondering what they will do if the film is produced in technicolor.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through a single letter of the signature). While David O. Selznick bought the rights to Gone With the Wind in July of 1936, just one month after its publication, it took over two years for production on the film to actually begin. Two months after Mitchell penned this letter, admitting that she did not trust the newly projected state date of September, Gable signed on as Rhett Butler; but as suspected, filming was pushed back yet again as Selznick’s ‘search for Scarlett’—which took over 1400 interviews—had still not turned up the perfect candidate. It was not until January 17, 1939, that he finally announced Vivien Leigh to fill the epic role, and filming finally commenced shortly after. Gone With the Wind was indeed produced in Technicolor, with several scenes filmed in a vacant lot transformed into a Georgia landscape, filled with red soil and faked flora, complete with dogwood blossoms hanging from apple trees and cotton attached to the bushes. A fascinating letter offering a behind-the-scenes look at Mitchell’s influence and involvement—or lack thereof—on the film adaptation of her classic bestseller. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Four of literature’s finest—highlighted by Mann and Garcia Marquez 503. Nobel Prize Winners.

Collection of four items signed by recipients of the Nobel Prize for Literature, including Gabriel Garcia Marquez (signature), Salvatore Quasimodo (signature), Thomas Mann (signature), and Czeslaw Milosz (souvenir typescript). In overall fine condition. The Milosz also bears a printed facsimile of a handwritten poem. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Scarce letter from the German modernist master 504. Robert Musil. Re-

nowned Austrian writer (1880– 1942) whose unfinished novel The Man Without Qualities is regarded as one of the most important modernist novels. Rare ALS in German, one page, 3.5 x 5.5, November 10, 1921. Untranslated letter to Dr. Efraim Frisch regarding Musil’s novel Grigia. In fine condition, with two punch holes to the left edge, affecting two words. In 1912, Frisch became an editor at Georg Mueller Verlag and was in charge of publishing some of the most famous German-speaking authors of his time, including Mann and Musil. He went on to form the literary and political journal The New Mercury, bringing many of his publishing connections with him. An incredibly rare and important German literary figure, this is only the second Musil we have ever offered. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

505. Samuel Pepys. British civil servant (1633–1703) best re-

membered as the author of a nine-year, multi-volume diary, one of the essential documents of 17th century British history and literature. Manuscript DS in Old English, one page, 7.5 x 11.25, May 17, 1661. Document ordering William Sheldon, Chief of the Navy Yard at Woolwich to hire an additional twelve laborers to work there. Signed at the conclusion by Pepys and countersigned by Sir Robert Slingsby and William Batten. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, scattered toning and soiling, and a partial separation along hinge to integral second page. Established in 1512 by Henry VIII to build his flagship, the Royal Navy Yard produced several notable vessels, including the HMS Dolphin, and Charles Darwin’s HMS Beagle. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Outstanding collection of letters from over a dozen Nobel laureates, including Kipling, Mistral, and Aleixandre 506. Nobel Prize Winners. Impressive collection of 14 letters, almost entirely comprised of ALSs, each by a recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature, including: Vicente Aleixandre, Rudyard Kipling (TLS), Salvatore Quasimodo, Frederic Mistral, Nelly Sachs, Rudolf Eucken, Wole Soyinka (TLS), Romain Rolland, Theodor Mommsen, Sully Prudhomme, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Maurice Maeterlinck, Francois Mauriac, and Doris Lessing. In overall very good to fine condition, with light to moderate foxing to many letters. While collections of Nobel winners’ signatures come to market fairly often, it is quite rare to find such a grouping of full letters, especially from this diverse range of acclaimed authors. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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The ‘Hoosier Poet’ transcribes a letter from Mark Twain critiquing one of his poems 507. James Whitcomb Riley. ALS signed “Jamesie,” two pages,

5.5 x 8.25, The Indianapolis Journal letterhead, February 5, 1891. Letter to Erasmus Wilson. In part: “Herewith I send sketch I told you of, also one of our friend Reed’s—on Emma Abbott. Just in morning’s mail, too, is Mark Twain’s answer to ‘Honest Old Sam Hungerford,’ as enclosed to him at Pittsburgh, together with my serious lines of tribute to yourself. Will quote here his letter entire, since it’s all characteristic—though of course personal: Hartford, Feb 2, 91. Dear Riley: ‘It’s a darling poem, & I thank you ever so much for it. but—when it comes to reciting it, I can’t even remotely approach you. You are the only man alive that can read your poems exactly right—There are poets who can’t read their works worth shucks; and if they should offer to read their poems to me I should easily have the grit to say, ‘Oh, gimme the book and & lemme show you how!—You just make me tired.’ but I should never say that to you; no, I take my hat off to you, my boy, you do know how. In the fine ’Ras Wilson poem you’ve flung in some more of those things which make my mouth water for an Elder Time & a big toe with a rag around it. One time or another you’ve got them all in, I believe—except, perhaps p’simmons & p’cons, and maybe red haws. We hadn’t p’cons in Missouri—had to cross over to the Illinois bottoms. This is my tenth day in bed with rheumatism. There is less recreation about it than you would think. Yours Ever, Mark.’ So much for one of the loveliest men in the world.” In very good condition, with tape repairs to reverse of horizontal mailing folds and a few small tears, some scattered toning and tape remnants to both pages, and a few creases. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

508. Leopold Sacher-Masoch. Aus-

trian writer and journalist (1836–1895) from whose name the word masochism is derived. ALS in German, signed “Leopold Ritter von Sacher Masoch,” one page, 5.75 x 9, April 13, 1878. Letter to a gentleman. In full (translated): “My interest and my sympathies for Judaism inspire me to send to you my recently published ‘Judengeschichten’ [Jewish Stories] as well as the review of them in the ‘Judischen Literaturblatt’ [Jewish Literature Magazine]. I would be happy to make your acquaintance and therefore would like to ask you to name an hour where I would least be disturbing you.” In fine condition, with an unobtrusive area of paper loss to the top edge. Sacher-Masoch edited the Leipzig-based monthly literary magazine Auf der Hohe, Internationale Review, a progressive magazine aimed at tolerance and integration for Jews in Saxony, as well as for the emancipation of women with articles on women’s education. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Scarce handwritten mathematical manuscript from the famed Little Prince creator 509. Antoine de S a i n t - E x u p e r y.

French poet and writer (1900–1944) and pioneering aviator known for the classic book The Little Prince. While flying for the Free French Air Force in North Africa during World War II, he disappeared over the Mediterranean. Interesting manuscript consisting of handwritten mathematical expressions and notes, unsigned, one onionskin page, 8.25 x 10.5, no date. Saint-Exupery pens a variety of mathematical expressions, writing some notes in between. Intersecting folds, staple holes to the upper left, and a few small edge tears to the thin paper, otherwise fine condition. Saint-Exupery loved mathematical enigmas and riddles, and possessed superior skills in the subject, making this an especially desirable piece. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) www.RRAuction.com | 143


510. Arthur Schnitzler. Austrian writer (1862–1931) best known for his sexually charged plays and stories. His 1926 novella Traumnovelle

served as the basis for Eyes Wide Shut, the final film directed by Stanley Kubrick. Three untranslated ALSs in German, one signed in full, “Arthur Schnitzler” and two signed using initials, “A. S.,” each on a 5.25 x 3.5 personal stationery card. In overall fine condition, with filing holes to the top of each card. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

511. Dr. Seuss.

Signed book: Horton Hatches the Egg. NY: Random House, 1940. Hardcover with dust jacket, 8.5 x 10.5. Signed and inscribed on a first free end page in blue ballpoint, “For Robert, with best wishes—Dr. Seuss.” Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG+/VG-. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

512. Jean-Paul Sartre. Highly influential

French writer and philosopher (1905–1980), most closely associated with existentialism, who refused the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1964. Signed book: Five Plays. Limited edition. Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library, 1978. Hardcover, 6 x 8.75, 484 pages. Signed on the first free end page in blue felt tip. In very fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

An incredible piece of literary history—the Bard’s bed 513. William Shakespeare. Extraordinary wooden fragment from

William Shakespeare’s bedstead, measuring 1.25 x 1.25 x .5, affixed to a slightly larger card to which bears a manuscript note reading: “Cut from Shakespeare’s [be]dstead given to Wm. Brooke [by] Mr. Trepass Stratford on Av[on] [E]ngland July 1860.” Originally offered in the sale of the A. E. Brooks collection of antique guns, pistols, etc., held in 1899, which included a number of relics and artifacts; this was listed as lot 1835, as indicated on the card, and is accompanied by a photocopy of the original catalog page listing the lot. What is most notable about this piece is its direct relevance to Shakespeare’s life and legacy. It is not only something that would have been used in his everyday life, but an object frequently featured in his works—most notably in Othello. This piece of furniture returns as a fascinating subject of his legacy, as the only extant mention of his wife, Anne, comes in his last will and testament, in which he says, ‘I give unto my wife my second-best bed with the furniture.’ An absolutely remarkable artifact from the home of the world’s most famous writer. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Fantastic self-portrait and working lyrics for his 1980 album 514. Shel Silverstein. Handwritten work-

ing manuscript signed twice by Silverstein, one page both sides 8.5 x 11, on a TLS sent to him by Harper & Row, dated March 27, 1979. On the front, Silverstein has drawn a self-portrait sketch, signed twice to the right side, and penned a draft of the lyrics for what would become ‘June 25th at the Fourth of July,’ performed on his 1980 album The Great Conch Train Robbery and Other Songs, in part: “He said Good Bye Baby / Florida Darlin I’m sailin today / And what we’ll be carryin I really can’t say / But meet me for coffee the Night I arrive / At June 21st at the 4th of July.” On the reverse, he penned the titles of 14 of his songs, likely as a preliminary track listing for the album. Scattered creases and a couple small edge tears, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a 50th Anniversary Edition book of Silverstein’s The Giving Tree. This one-of-a-kind draft demonstrates Silverstein’s spontaneous creative process, drafting lyrics on whatever paper he had available at the time. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

On the subject of ‘Amateurs and Royalties’ 515. George Bernard Shaw.

ANS signed “G. Bernard Shaw,” at the conclusion of a letter sent to him, one page, 8.5 x 11, The Emerson Quarterly letterhead, February 15, 1929. Shaw responds to a request for permission to publish a letter from him to Percival Wilde “on the subject of Amateurs and Royalties.” In full: “I have no objection to you reprinting the letter. But it would be uncivil to do so without Mr. Wilde’s permission. If you can get it you may go ahead without consulting me further.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through a single letter of the signature), a few small tears, notations, and mounting remnants to edges, and overall toning from previous display. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

516. 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. AQS, signed “S. Fr. Smith,” on a 4 x 2.5 offwhite sheet. In full: “My country—’tis of thee, Sweet land of liberty, Of thee I sing”; and an ink signature, “S. Fr. Smith, Newton Centre, Mass,” on an off-white slip affixed below an engraved portrait of Smith. Both are matted and framed with a Boston Herald article on Smith’s composition to an overall size of 14.5 x 19. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) www.RRAuction.com | 145


Beautiful Bengali signature of the first international Nobel laureate

517. Rabindranath Tagore. Bold fountain pen signature in Bengali on an offwhite 7 x 4.5 album page, dated August 7, 1925. In fine to very fine condition, with a vertical fold passing through the final flourish of his signature. Accompanied by a scarce unsigned period matte-finish 4 x 6 photo of Tagore, showing the poet in a wonderful head-and-shoulders pose. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Superlative portrait of the renowned poet

518. Rabindranath Tagore. Exquisite matte-finish 3.25 x 5.25 postcard photo of Tagore in a three-quarter-length pose, signed at the bottom in Bengali in fountain pen and dated July 1920. In fine condition. The bold signature and excellent pose combine to make this an absolutely wonderful example of the uncommon Tagore signed photo. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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519. Bram Stoker. ALS signed “Bram Stoker, Acting Manager,” 5 x 8, blindstamped Lyceum Theatre letterhead, May 15, 1893. Brief letter to a gentleman in his difficult to decipher hand, requesting that an error be corrected. Light scattered foxing and soiling, otherwise fine condition. Stoker worked as business manager for the worldfamous Lyceum Theatre in London between 1879 and 1898, where he supplemented his income by writing a large number of sensational novels, his most famous being the vampire tale Dracula published in 1897. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


“Most agree that the best way of doing hobbits is to make them absolutely ordinary human beings” 520. J. R. R. Tolkien. ALS, in his distinctive

calligraphic hand, two pages, both sides, personal letterhead, no date, but circa July 1956. Letter to to Doris Sykes, discussing her illustrations inspired by The Lord of the Rings. In part: “I have done nothing further in the matter, since the publishers are not at present inclined to consider any edition illustrated or more deluxe and costly than the one just issued…I have shown your drawings to other ‘readers’ & the response has been good; though most agree that the best way of doing hobbits is to make them absolutely ordinary human beings (except for a neat goatee or buskin of hair), and not too childlike, round-eyed etc. I cannot remember what notes I mentioned (having no secretary, I have no copies, unless I type). But I think what you need is a copy of the book. I am sorry that I have nothing left (save my own copy!); but I will if you like send some copies that would do to work from. I. A defective American copy pp. 321-336 omitted— but should be supplemented perhaps by copying the missing bit from a library copy. Alternatively a paper-bound uncorrected proof copy (minus the drawings of Mordor gate and Runes). II. A copy (with one defective page) of the English edition—defect amended. III. A perfect copy with two errors (appearing in all edns.) amended by hand of the American edition. These you could keep for the present, though for purely ‘historical’ sentimental and bibliographical reasons I should like to have them back eventually. The Americans you could keep, if you wished. I should be v. pleased to see any further drawings you make; though I cannot encourage any great hopes of your labour being rewarded in a practical way in the near future.” Under his his signature, Tolkien adds a handwritten postscript, signed with his initials, which reads: “Except that—if and when I get any money from the book after the vast costs are defrayed: I have had none at all yet—I like some of the drawings so much that I should like to consider asking you to allow me to purchase some for myself, in the event of an illustrated edition being indefinitely postponed.” In fine condition. Started as a single sentence, ‘In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit,’ written while correcting papers in the early 1930s, Tolkien’s novel The Hobbit introduced the world to Middle Earth. The publishers had originally planned to have just two maps printed on the endpapers, however, they were so charmed with the author’s illustrations that they included all twelve. The first American edition of The Hobbit would be even more enhanced with the addition of color plates, again designed by the author. Despite the enormous popularity of his book, Tolkien was still seeking to reap the financial rewards, as he notes in his postscript, “if and when I get any money from the book”—The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings were published under a ‘profit-sharing’ arrangement in which he would not receive an advance or royalties until the books had broken even. A scarce and beautifully scripted handwritten offering, with a rare and direct reference to his most famous of Middle Earth residents. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $2500)

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Reminiscences of the Little House on the Prairie author: “I think it was easier and we were happier fighting all the difficulties and dangers of our pioneer life” 521. Laura Ingalls Wilder. ALS

signed “Laura Ingalls Wilder,” two pages on the reverse and inner panel of a Christmas card depicting the Magi traveling toward Bethlehem, 3.75 x 5, December 5, 1947. In full: “You ask what I think of life today. I will say this—I think it was easier and we were happier fighting all the difficulties and dangers of our pioneer life than anyone is fighting the complicated system of life that has been thrust upon us now. Space is too small to say what I think of it but I am hoping that conditions will change if we all do our best to bring it about.” The Christmas card is also signed below the printed sentiment by Laura, “Mr. & Mrs. A. J. Wilder.” In fine condition. Wilder based her enduring Little House series on her own experiences growing up in a pioneer family; her books and their screen adaptations have inspired within following generations a similar sense of nostalgia for the pioneer life, as she expresses here. Wilder is scarce in any form, and the excellent content and condition of this piece make it a particularly remarkable example. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

522. Paul Valery.

French poet, essayist, and philosopher (1871– 1945). ALS in French, one page both sides, 4.5 x 7.5, League of Nations letterhead, no date. A lovely letter to [Princess] Helene Soutzo, a friend and frequent correspondent of Proust and wife of French writer Paul Morand, regarding a canceled trip to Romania, the native country of his correspondent. In fine condition, with small tear to bottom edge and a small separation along central horizontal fold. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

523. Thomas Wo l f e . B a n k

check, 6.25 x 2.75, filled out and signed by Wolfe, payable to Hill Top Liquor Store for $3.82, December 14, 1936. In fine condition, with expected stamps and holes, none affecting the clean signature area. The day after writing this check, Wolfe wrote to his editor and mentor Max Perkins, informing him he was leaving Scribner to write a book in his own style. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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524. William Butler Yeats. ALS signed “W. B. Yeats,” one page both sides, 4.25 x 5.75, personal letterhead, November 18, 1920. Letter to Mr. Hughes. In full: “Forgive my not having answered your letter. I have had an operation & have found my correspondence in great confusion. I am afraid I cannot speak to your society at present. I have neither voice nor vitality for a sustained effort.” In fine condition, with a crossed out date notation at the top and uniform toning. This letter dates to a very important period for Yeats and his beloved Ireland itself. It was penned in the same month that saw the publication of the poem ‘The Second Coming’—arguably his greatest work—and just three days later, on November 21, violence broke out in Dublin in what is remembered as the ‘Bloody Sunday’ of the Irish War of Independence. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


525. James M. Barrie

526. Truman Capote

527. James Fenimore Cooper

528. Juan Antonio Corretjer

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529. Benedetto Croce

530. Arthur Conan Doyle

531. James Leo Herlihy

532. James Hilton

533. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr

534. Eugene Ionesco

535. Washington Irving

536. Stephen King

537. Rudyard Kipling

538. Alphonse de Lamartine

539. Jack London

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540. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow MB $200

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541. W. Somerset Maugham

542. W. Somerset Maugham

543. Marianne Moore

544. Eugene O’Neill

545. Eugene O’Neill

546. Poets MB $200

547. Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

548. Robert Ripley

550. Anne Sexton

551. John Steinbeck

552. H. G. Wells

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549. Maurice Sendak MB $200

553. John Greenleaf Whittier MB $200

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554. Kate Douglas Wiggin MB $200

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classic music “I have just been given the score of Giselle which I am sending you” 557. Adolphe Adam. French

558. Ferruccio Busoni. Important

composer (1803–1856) bestknown for his famous ballet ‘Giselle.’ ALS in French, signed “Ad. Adam,” one page, 4 x 5.25, personal letterhead, October 27, 1841. Letter to Monsieur Urhan. In full (translated): “I am very sorry for the trouble you took to play twice at my home without my having the pleasure of receiving you. I have just been given the score of Giselle which I am sending you. I do not need to ask you to take the greatest care of it as I do not have a copy. It remains for me to thank you for the honor you wish to give my music by interpreting it. Please accept my sincere regards.” Reverse of second integral page bears an address panel in Adam’s hand. In fine condition, with a paperclip impression to top edge and a few light creases. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Italian composer, pianist, and conductor (1866–1924) best known for his complex contrapuntal keyboard works. Vintage pencil signature, “Ferruccio Busoni, 28 Nov. 1909,” on an offwhite 4.5 x 3.5 card. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

559. Classical Musicians. Bold

and desirable ink signatures of Igor Stravinsky, Wilhelm Backhaus, and Sergei Prokofiev on two offwhite 6 x 7.765 sheets, dated 1930–1931. In overall fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

560. Jussi Bjorling. Much-lauded Swedish tenor (1911–1960) who was

one of the most popular opera stars of his era. Fountain pen signature, “Jussi Bjorling,” on a light yellow slip. Matted and framed with a portrait of Bjorling and a program page from the Met’s production of Faust to an overall size of 21 x 13. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Featuring Horowitz, Rubinstein, Pons, and Pinza 561. Classical Musicians and Opera Singers. Nice collection of 26 photos, 8 x 10 and 10 x 8, each signed by a notable classical musician or opera singer, including: Licia Albanese, Josephine Antoine, Robert Casadesus, Nadine Conner, Alexandra Danilova, Antal Dorati (2), Vladimir Horowitz, Dorothy Kirsten, Eva Le Gallienne, Nino Martini, Dimitri Mitropoulos, Charles Munch, Patrice Munsel (2), Guiomar Novaes, Ezio Pinza, Lily Pons, Arthur Rubinstein, Albert Spalding, Brian Sullivan, George Szell, Blanche Thebom, Helen Traubel, and Leonard Warren. In overall fine condition. Also includes signed photos of diplomats Richard C. Patterson and Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, and a photo of folk singer Burl Ives. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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562. Composers and Conductors. Six items, consisting of a letter, AMQS, signature, two photos, and a check, each signed by a prominent composer or conductor. Signers are: Alfred Grunfeld, Arthur Nikisch, Francesco Cilea, Rudolf Serkin, Walter Gieseking, and Claudio Arrau. In overall very good to fine condition. Accompanied by an unsigned photo of Gieseking. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

563. Victor Herbert. AMQS on an off-white 6.5 x 4 album page, signed

at the conclusion, “Sincerely yours, Victor Herbert.” Herbert pens three bars from his opera “Natoma.” A well-placed magazine photo is affixed to the right side, with a collector’s date notation of February 1911 in the upper corner. In fine condition, with a subtle circular area of toning to the left side. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The great Hungarian composer pens a traditional melody 564. Zoltan Kod a l y. P r o m i n e n t

Hungarian composer, educator, ethnomusicologist, linguist, author, and philosopher (1882–1967). Autograph musical manuscript, unsigned, one page, 7.75 x 13, identified by Kodaly as being copied out of the MandzhievCollection. Kodaly pens 16 bars of music for traditional Kalmyk song, adding lyrics in Cyrillic below. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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The conductor meets the important musical analyst 565. Willem Mengelberg and Heinrich Schenker. Glossy

2.75 x 3.75 photo of the composer and conductor posing together, affixed to a slightly larger mount, which is in turn affixed to a 5.5 x 7 mount, signed in fountain pen on the second mount by Mengelberg and Schenker and dated on the reverse of the mount, in an unknown hand, October 17, 1923. Consignor indicates that the photo was taken in Amsterdam (Mengelberg’s home town). In fine condition, with a bit of light foxing to smaller mount, and some mild rippling to larger mount. An uncommon portrait of two of Europe’s most respected musical figures. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


567. 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 a film composer. Nominated for a total of four Academy Awards, Korngold won two. Brief AMQS on an off-white 3.25 x 2.25 card, signed and inscribed below by Korngold and dated 1945. Also includes the original mailing envelope, with his return address filled out on the flap in his own hand, incorporating his name, “E. Korngold.” Both are affixed to an 8 x 11 magazine photo of Korngold, which is in turn affixed to a cardstock mount. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Honored to have a violin composition dedicated to him, Paganini writes to the Grand Duke’s concertmaster 570. Niccolo Paganini. LS in

French, signed “Il Chevaliere Niccolo Paganini” along with his lengthy title, one page both sides, 8.25 x 10, September 19, 1829. Letter to Franz Pechatscheck, violin director at the court of his Highness the Grand Duke of Baden. In full (translated): “Very sensitive to the honor that you want to prove to me by dedicating variations of your composition to me, I could not be more pleased than to see my name next to yours. Therefore I would gratefully accept your honorable offer and it is with pleasure that I authorize you to have your compositions passed under the title that you would want to give them.” A postscript on the second page reads: “Please convey my compliments to Mr. Mechetti and ask the latter to present my deep respect to Mrs. Orvinni.” Paganini signs above the postscript, in full (translated): “Chevalier Nicolo Paganini, chamber virtuoso of His Majesty the Emperor of Austria and first concertmaster of His Majesty the King of Prussia.” In very good to fine condition, with fragile intersecting folds (significant separation to central horizontal fold, passing through the very top of Paganini’s writing but not the signature), uniform toning, and slight show-through from writing to opposing sides. Pechatscheck, a fellow violinist, composer, and conductor, had been appointed to his position in Karlsruhe as concertmaster for the Grand Duke of Baden in 1827, where Paganini sent him this letter. In 1831 Pechatscheck published his Op. 34, an introduction and variations for violin accompanied by an orchestral quartet or pianoforte, which he dedicated to Paganini—undoubtedly the work referred to in this letter. A wonderful classical music association between the virtuoso and his accomplished admirer. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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One-of-a-kind group of intricate musical quotes featuring Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, and eight others 571. Russian Composers and Pianists. Impres-

sive and exceedingly scarce collection of ten AMQSs on a single off-white 8 x 9 sheet bearing a pen and ink sketch of Alexander Glazunov (signed “G. Haferland”), circa 1928–1931. Each composer carefully pens from two to six measures; most also add the title, place, and/ or date. Represented: Alexander Glazunov (who pens an excerpt from the ‘First Symphony’ of his illustrious teacher, Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov; this quote is on a neatly affixed slip of manuscript paper, the only such example); Witold Maliszewski (from the opera-ballet ‘Boruta’—weeks before its premiere); Hans Bullerian (‘Cello Concerto’); Alexander Tcherepnin (unidentified, marked “Larghetto”); Sergei Rachmaninoff (‘Third Piano Concerto’); Sergei Bortkiewicz (‘First Piano Concerto’); Nicolai Tcherepnin (overture to the opera ‘Svat’); Leopold Godowsky (unidentified), Nikolai Artciboucheff (‘Waltz’), Sergei Prokofiev (‘Third Piano Concerto,’ arguably his greatest and best-known work), and Nicolai Medtner (‘Second Piano Concerto’). In fine, clean condition. The highly desirable and elusive quotes of many of the individual composers would hold a place of pride in any collection; the combination of so many luminaries in a single (and singular) presentation elevates this item to an entirely different level. RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Exquisite image of the Italian opera legend 572. Giacomo Puccini. Superlative matte-finish 3.5 x 5.5 portrait of Puccini in a

classic full-length pose, signed vertically in bold black ink, “Giacomo Puccini, N. Y. Nov. [1]916.” Affixed to a slightly larger mount. In fine condition. Accompanied by an unsigned postcard. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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576. Antonio Scotti and Emma Calve. Two items: an impressive 11.5

573. Giacomo Puccini. Unusual hand-calligraphied postcard photo

of a young lady issued to promote Puccini’s second opera, entitled Edgar, 5.5 x 3.5, postmarked Buenos Aires, July 10, 1905. An artist has intricately embellished the photo and added a lengthy quotation from the score to the background, across which Puccini has signed in black ink, “Giacomo Puccini.” In fine condition. Puccini spent six weeks in Argentina in 1905, during which time he premiered his final revised version of Edgar, two days before this card was postmarked in Buenos Aires to promote the show. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

x 16 photo of Scotti in profile, signed and inscribed in white ink, adding a date of 1926, framed to an overall size of 13 x 17.5; and an ALS in French by Emma Calve, one page, 5 x 4.5, matted and framed with a portrait to an overall size of 15 x 10. In overall fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Great image of the patriotic composer in bandmaster regalia

574. Anton Rubinstein.

Russian pianist, composer, and conductor who became a pivotal figure in Russian culture when he founded the Saint Petersburg Conservatory (1829–1894). Scarce AMQS on an off-white 8 x 10.25 card, boldly signed at the conclusion, “Ant. Rubinstein,” and dated “Hamburg, December 1, 1868.” Rubinstein meticulously pens five bars of a four-part piece of music in G major, including two violins, a viola, and cello. In fine condition, with light scattered staining. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

575. Artur Schnabel.

Highly regarded Austrian pianist (1882–1951) renowned especially for his interpretations of Beethoven and Schubert. Bold vintage ink signature, “Artur Schnabel, Charlottenberg, 19 May 1906,” on an off-white 4.5 x 3.5 card. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

577. John Philip Sousa. Uncommon glossy 8 x 10 photo of the composer in uniform, signed and inscribed vertically in fountain pen, “To D. W. Landon Esq, from John Philip Sousa, 1927.” Scattered creases and a tiny tape-repaired tear to the top edge, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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“I have received permission from the Government to go on non-duty status and will, therefore, be with my Band at Willow Grove this summer” 578. John Philip Sousa. TLS, one page, 8 x 10.5, US Naval Training Station letterhead, May 16, 1918. Letter to James Francis Cooke. In part: “I have been out on Liberty Loan Drives, Navy Relief work, etc. I will read the May issue of the Etude with great pleasure and regret that I had not the time to give you more stuff for that occasion. I leave tomorrow on a Red Cross drive with the Band Battalion, which by the way, the Eastern Cities will not be here on this occasion, as we will visit towns like Detroit and Cleveland. I have received permission from the Government to go on non-duty status and will, therefore, be with my Band at Willow Grove this summer where I sincerely hope to see you and say how-do-you-do with the kindest possible feeling of friendship.” Accompanied by an original program from Sousa’s August 20, 1913, concert at the Willow Grove Park. Intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, a few edge tears and creases, and mild toning to borders, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

579. John Philip Sousa. Ink signature,

“John Philip Sousa,” on an off-white 2.75 x 1.5 card. Some scattered light toning and a rusty paperclip mark extending into beginning of signature, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

581. Sarah Vaughan. Four DSs, totaling seven pages, 8.5 x 11, all dated 1976. Documents pertaining to meetings of the Rams Hall Corporation, each signed at the conclusion in black felt tip by Sarah Vaughan, Marshall Fisher, and James Harper, including one signed twice by Vaughan. In overall fine condition, with expected document wear. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

582. Giuseppe Verdi. Verdi’s

580. John Philip Sousa. Signed book: Pipetown Sandy. First edition. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1905. Hardcover, 5 x 7.5, 383 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page, “Mrs. Frank Presbey from John Philip Sousa 1905.” Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG/None. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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personal calling card bearing his name printed in an italic font, 3.5 x 2, signed in the lower right in black ink. In fine condition, with light toning. Pre-certified…(MB $200)


contemporary music Fully signed Black Ice album

585. AC/DC. Black Ice album signed on the front cover in silver ink by Brian Johnson, Angus Young, Malcolm Young, Cliff Williams, and Phil Rudd. In fine condition, with a few surface impressions and dings to corners. The record is not included. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

586. Beatles. Vintage

ballpoint signatures, “love Paul McCartney XXX,” “Ringo Starr XXX,” “love from John Lennon XXX,” “love from George Harrison XXX,” on an off-white 8 x 10 sheet. Central vertical and horizontal folds, overall dampstaining significantly affecting signatures and overall appearance, and a few small edge tears, otherwise very good condition. These signatures were obtained by a fan in July 1963 during a six-day series of concerts at the Winter Gardens in Margate, England, which the collector embellished with typewritten captions and an artistic “The Beatles” penned at the bottom. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

Early 1962 promo card with Pete Best, signed just three days before he was fired by the band

587. Beatles. Rare vintage 5.25 x 3.5 promo card photo of the Beatles, with Pete Best as the drummer, taken in March of 1962, signed and

inscribed on the reverse in blue ballpoint, “To Doreen, love from George Harrison xxxxx,” “Love to Doreen from Pete Best xxx,” and “Love to Doreen from John Lennon.” Card is also signed and inscribed, “Love from Bernie xxx.” In very good to fine condition, with scattered toning and soiling to reverse, scattered creases to both sides, with a horizontal crease passing through a small portion of Lennon’s signature, and impressions to image from signatures on reverse. Signatures were obtained after the band’s concert at the Majestic Ballroom in Crewe on August 13, 1962, and are accompanied by photocopies of two photos showing the recipient, Doreen, with members of the band. Just three days later, Pete Best would be dismissed by the band and replaced by Ringo Starr. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

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588. Beatles. Original 1964

‘With The Beatles’ tin of talcum powder, manufactured by S-M LTD, London under the brand name “Margo of Mayfair.” Oval tin measures approximately 4.5 x 7 and has a picture of the band with stuffed toy and ski on one side and individual portraits on the reverse. The tin still contains some talc. In fine condition with only slight signs of rusting on the bottom rim and some light surface scratches to sides. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

589. Beatles. Original 1964 Milton Bradley Beatles Flip Your Wig board game, complete with all inserts including the four Beatles Game pieces, fold out game board, dice, and all cards. Tape repairs to box top corners, a couple partial separations to cover, and some light soiling, label remnant and removed notations to top of front cover, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Celebrating at the Help! world premiere after-party, the full band and their co-stars sign the event’s menu

590. Beatles. Original 4.5 x 7 menu for the supper party following the Royal World Premiere of Help!, held at the Dorchester Hotel on

Thursday, July 29, 1965. Signed on the front cover in blue ballpoint, “George Harrison” and “Pattie Boyd,” and in pencil “Paul McCartney” and “Jane Asher”; signed and inscribed in black ballpoint on the inside front cover, “To Dottie, what happened to Bernard on his birthday? Love, John Lennon xx,” and “For Aunt Dot I luv yer, Victor Spinetti,” adding a self-caricature next to his signature; signed on the adjacent opening page in pencil, “Ringo Starr,” and in blue ballpoint “Thank you Bernard for a lovely evening, Cynthia,” “Love, Patrick Kerr,” “Patrick Cargill,” and “There you go! Roy Kinnear!”; and signed on the following page, “Neil Aspinall, Stanley that me,” with an arrow pointing to the word lemon on the menu, and additionally signed and inscribed by one other on the reverse of the first page. In fine condition. The Beatles’ second fulllength feature film, Help!, had its royal premiere at the London Pavilion, Piccadilly Circus, London, where crowds began to gather at 8:00 a.m., and by evening ten thousand fans were gathered outside to see Paul, George, and Ringo arrive in a black Rolls-Royce; John’s Rolls-Royce delayed twenty minutes because of the crowd surge. After the screening, the Beatles appeared at the supper party at the Orchid Room of the Dorchester Hotel attended by most of the film’s principals, including director Richard Lester, and co-stars Eleanor Bron, Victor Spinetti, Leo McKern, and Roy Kinnear. As the premiere was taking place, Help! went on general release in several seaside towns around England. Complete band-signed menus from this event are quite scarce, even more so with the addition of several of the film’s co-stars. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

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Official “MBE,” and unofficial “LSD” titles added to a pound note presented to their US tour manager

591. Beatles. Bank of Eng-

land one pound note, signed and inscribed on the portrait side in black ballpoint to their US tour manager Bob Bonis, “To Bob Bob from Paul McCartney (BYRDS),” “To Bob, best wishes, George Harrison MBE,” “To Bob’oners from John Lennon LSD,” and “To Bob, best wishes, Ringo Starr.” Fair to poor contrast to portions of three of the signatures and inscriptions, otherwise fine condition. Bonis served as the band’s tour manager from 1964–1966. The humorous titles added after their respective signatures, as well as the note’s recipient, add to the uniqueness of this piece, especially Lennon’s reference to the psychedelic hallucinogen, which he first tried in early 1965. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

The band signs a 1964 Scottish program for a fill-in light tech 592. Beatles. Back cover to the Beatles 1964 Spring UK tour, 8 x 10.25, featuring an image of the band casually posing outdoors, signed around the large pale blue border in black ballpoint by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. A small collector’s notation to left edge reads, “A.B.C. Cinema, April 29th 1964.” Matted and framed to an overall size of 12.25 x 14.5. In fine condition, with a central horizontal fold passing through a single letter of McCartney’s signature. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from the original recipient which reads, in part: “I can confirm that the Scottish Programme for the Beatles tour of Scotland was signed by all four Beatles on April 29, 1964…I was fortunate to meet the group whilst I helped a TV crew & reporter at the ABC in Edinburgh…The crews technician was delayed so the theatre asked for my help to set the lights & switch them on at the side & in front of the group. The Beatles were very friendly & chatted openly about their film to be released plus other topics including the mayhem they had caused over the border.” Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

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Unique image fully signed at the end of their first US tour in ’64—including Epstein and two Lennons 593. Beatles. Unusual vin-

tage 1964 glossy 9.5 x 7 photo of the Alton High School choir in Alton, Missouri, prominently signed on the reverse in blue ballpoint by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, and Brian Epstein, and also signed once on the front by Lennon. In very good condition, with scattered creases (a noticeable crease passing through the first letter of Epstein’s signature), some light staining, some mounting remnants to the upper right corner, and a few ink and pencil notations to reverse (one pencil line passing through the top of Epstein’s signature). The Beatles had chartered their flights with Reed Pigman, owner of American Flyers Airline, and after their show in his hometown of Dallas on September 18 accepted Pigman’s offer to relax for a day at his ranch in Alton, Missouri, before playing their final stop in New York on September 20. The consignor notes that at this time he was teaching music at Alton High School, and one of the soloists in his choir rushed into the classroom in search of something to write on, grabbed this photo, and departed just as quickly. The student’s relative worked at Pigman’s ranch and tipped him off about the Beatles’ arrival, and the student returned to school the following week with this photo as it is now—signed by the full band and their legendary manager. A superb and decidedly one-of-a-kind photo, made especially interesting in that it can be dated exactly to the last leg of their historic first US tour. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

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Top Star portrait of the ‘Fab Four’ purchased and signed at the first stop of their 1963 summer tour

594. Beatles. Vintage glossy 9.5 x 7.5 Top Star publicity photo, labeled in the lower right “TS 128,” signed on the reverse in blue ballpoint, “George Harrison,” “Ringo Starr,” “John Lennon,” and “Paul McCartney.” Signatures were obtained at the band’s concert on June 10, 1963, and are accompanied by a letter of provenance which reads, in part: “We both went to see the Beatles at the Pavilion in Bath…My wife bought the photograph in the foyer and queued up afterwards and was lucky to get the photo signed by them.” Also accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Perry Cox, another from Tracks, and two more from noted Beatles expert Frank Caiazzo, who adds, “This is an excellent representative example of a set of Beatles autographs from mid-1963.” In very good to fine condition, with moderate creasing to image side, with light creases to the reverse, as well as a few stray pencil marks and spots of light soiling. Just one day earlier, the Beatles concluded their tour with Roy Orbison—this, their only appearance in Bath, was the kick-off show for their lengthy summer tour. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/ REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000) www.RRAuction.com | 161


Practically non-existant band-signed UK release of Help!, presented as a thank you for choreography for ‘Your Mother Should Know’

595. Beatles. Ultra-rare UK mono edition of the Beatles Help! album, signed and inscribed on the front cover in blue ballpoint, “To Chris,

George Harrison,” “To Chris, thanks from John Lennon,” “To Chris, Thanks for your time!!! Paul McCartney, I had a ball!,” and “To Chris, Ringo Starr.” Album was signed in 1967, and is accompanied by a letter from the daughter of the original recipient, which reads, in part: “In 1967 Dad had the Beatles sign this mono Help album…Dad helped out with the Peggy Spencer dancing school on making a pop video with the Beatles. It was for a dance sequence for the song Your Mother Should Know. On completion of the video the Beatles autographed the album for my dad.” In very good condition, with some expected light skipping to signatures, scattered creases, and some toning and soiling. Choreographed by Peggy Spencer as a grand production number for Magical Mystery Tour, the routine for ‘Your Mother Should Know’ was reminiscent of an old-time dance number, with the band, clad in white tuxedos, dancing down a large staircase. By this time, the Beatles had largely withdrawn from public life and were virtually inaccessible to the public, making this album one of only several complete band-signed Help! albums known to exist. RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

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Choice early 1963 signatures from their only performance at Oxford’s Carfax Assembly Rooms 596.

Beatles.

Vintage ballpoint signatures, “The Beatles, George Harrison xx,” “Love, Ringo Starr xxx,” and “John Lennon xxx,” and a fountain pen signature, “Paul McCartney,” on a 5.25 x 3.25 blank phone message sheet. Sheet is affixed to the reverse of a slightly larger Beatles Parlophone promo card. Signatures were obtained on February 16, 1963, at the Carfax Assembly Rooms in Oxford, England. In fine condition, with a vertical crease to left edge of card, not affecting the sheet. Accompanied by the remainder of the message pad and a letter of provenance from the grandson of the original recipient which states: “The autographs were collected by my grand-mother…who worked at the Carfax Assembly Rooms for a time back in the sixties.” This would be the band’s only appearance in Oxford, playing to a capacity crowd of 300 lucky fans. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

Coveted copy of Grossman’s Places I Remember

Scarce copy of Songs by George Harrison

598. Beatles: George Harrison. Signed book: Songs by George 597. Beatles: Henry Grossman. Limited edition book: Places

I Remember. Limited edition of 1200 copies (this being No. 853). United States: Curvebender Publishing, 2012. Hardcover with custom clamshell case, 10.5 x 13.25, 528 pages. In very fine condition. Book is housed in its original shipping box. These books sold out almost instantly and their demand far outweighs those available. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Harrison. Limited edition of 2,500 (this being copy No. 346). London: Ganga Publishing, 1987. Hardcover with slipcase, 7 x 10.25, 176 pages. Signed on the color colophon in black felt tip by Harrison, and also signed on a bookplate affixed to the first free end page by famed watercolor artist Keith West. The book is accompanied by its original four-song CD of unreleased Harrison material. Autographic condition: very fine. Book condition: Fine/None. Copies of this volume are highly prized and rarely appear for sale. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) www.RRAuction.com | 163


599. Beatles: George Harrison. Apple Corps Ltd. business check, 7.75 x 3.5, filled out in another hand and signed by Harrison, payable to Apple Management Ltd. for £14547.6.0, February 20, 1973. In fine condition, with a light central vertical crease, stamp to body, and a small spot to last name of signature. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Super early Harrison signature

600. Beatles: George Harrison. DS, signed “George Harrison,”

two pages, 8.5 x 11, no date. Amendment to a prior agreement between Capital Records and Apple Records for the “distribution of records manufactured for the account of Apple in the USA from ‘Beatles masters’…one such record is album SMAS 3418…embodying the performances of George Harrison of various selections including a parody of the musical composition titled ‘Bye Bye Love.’” Signed twice on the second page by Harrison, once as Apple records director, and again attesting he has received all royalty payments he is due. Harrison has also initialed the document three times. In fine condition, with expected document wear. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Lennon’s 1974 Christmas card, with provenance from May Pang 602. Beatles: Lennon and May Pang. Rare Christmas card that Lennon and May Pang sent to their friends in 1974, 7.5 x 5.5, signed on the front in black ink, “Love, John” and “May.” The unusual image shows Lennon emerging from under a transvestite’s dress, taken by May Pang during a photoshoot which can be seen in the Imagine documentary. In fine condition. Accompanied by an ALS by Pang, one page, September 2011, in full: “This is a handsigned 1974 Christmas card that John Lennon & I signed and sent out to our friends. I took the photograph and I still own it to this day.” With impeccable provenance from Lennon’s one-time girlfriend herself, this is a magnificent piece from Lennon’s post-Beatles years. Precertified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300) 164 | June 18, 2014 | CONTEMPORARY MUSIC

601. Beatles: George Harrison. Vintage ballpoint signature, “George Harrison,” on an off-white 3.75 x 3.5 album page. Signature dates from late 1962 to early 1963. In fine condition, with a light horizontal crease passing though the tops of a couple letters of signature. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


Finally free from Allen Klein’s control, Lennon and McCartney cut a sizable check from their Maclen Music venture 603. Beatles: Lennon and M c C a r t n e y.

Maclen (Music) Ltd. business check, 7.75 x 3.5, filled out in another hand and signed by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, payable to Arthur Young McClelland Moors & Co. for £3942.0.0, January 17, 1977. In fine condition, with a vertical crease through a single letter of Lennon’s signature, light bank stamp over portion of McCartney’s signature, and two punch holes to top edge. Just a week earlier, the Beatles had finally settled their lawsuit against their former manager Allen Klein, paying a little over five million dollars. Klein was hired as the band’s manager after the death of Brian Epstein, against the wishes of Paul McCartney. The friction between McCartney and Klein was one of the key factors in the band’s break-up, with Paul filing suit against his bandmates and Apple Records, eventually forcing Klein to leave. With Klein finally removed from his position, speculation would once again rise over a possible Beatles reunion in the late 1970s. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

John does some decorating during the Sgt. Pepper sessions 604. Beatles: John Lennon. DS, one page, 5.25 x 8.5, February 27,

1967. Invoice from Cave Photographic for the framing of several photos, posters, and sketches, totaling £42.2.0, and signed at the bottom by Lennon. In fine condition. Lennon and his band mates were in the middle of recording sessions for their iconic Sgt. Pepper album, including work on ‘Strawberry Fields Forever.’ Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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A year before his murder, Lennon and Ono sign an artists’ anatomy textbook with a full-length portrait drawing 605. Beatles: Lennon and Ono. Superb full-

length portrait sketch by John Lennon of himself and Yoko, 7.75 x 10.75, signed in black felt tip, “John Lennon 79” and “Yoko Ono,” Ono adding John’s name in Japanese characters. The drawing is on the blank page of a circa-1970s printing of the hardcover book An Atlas of Anatomy for Artists by Fritz Schider (New York, Dover Publications, Inc.). The consignor notes that the drawing and signatures were obtained in person by a Japanese priest at the temple of Chion-in during the Lennons’ incognito visit to Kyoto in the spring of 1979. An article on the priest and the book appeared in the December 8, 1983 issue of the Japanese newspaper Kyoto Shinbun. A few small and very faint, nearly invisible spots to blank portions of drawing, otherwise fine, clean condition. The addition of John’s name in Japanese by Yoko is quite unusual; and while Lennon’s ‘thumbnail’ facial sketches of himself and Yoko are relatively obtainable, full-length drawings of this size and exhibiting this level of detail are of the greatest scarcity and desirability. A most coveted relic from this fabled musical duo. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.… (MB $1000) 166 | June 18, 2014 | CONTEMPORARY MUSIC


Autumn 1963 tour program from Paul and Ringo 606. Beatles: McCartney and Starr. Vintage silver-

cover 1963 UK tour program for The Beatles Show, 8 x 10, signed on the front cover in blue ballpoint by Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. Signatures were obtained on November 24, 1963, at the ABC Cinema, in Hull, Yorkshire. In very good condition, with front and back cover completely detached, a central vertical crease passing through a single letter of each signature, and scattered creases and handling wear. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from the son of the original recipient, which reads, in part: “Back in the early 1960s my father worked for ABC Cinemas in Hull. During that time, the Beatles played a concert there and my father was able to get a programme signed by Paul and Ringo.” This was the band’s first-ever show at the ABC, their 20th date on their 1963 Autumn tour. They played a standard 10-song set, including ‘I Saw Her Standing There,’ ‘She Loves You,’ and ‘Twist and Shout.’ Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

608. Beatles: Paul McCartney. Let It Be album signed on the front cover in silver ink by McCartney. Scattered wear and rubbing to front cover, mild ‘ring of wear’ to back cover, and a bit of light edge wear, otherwise fine condition. The record is not included. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

As Sgt. Pepper sessions wind down, Paul buys a microphone 609. Beatles: Paul McCartney. DS, one

607. Beatles: McCartney and Wings. Back to the Egg album signed on the front cover in black ballpoint by the full 1978-80 line-up: Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney, Denny Laine, Steve Holly, and Laurence Juber. Fair to poor contrast to signatures, and a separated bottom edge, otherwise fine condition. The record is included. Precertified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

page, 5 x 8, March 24, 1967. Invoice from Dixon’s store for £16.12.6 worth of purchases, including a microphone and cement. Signed at the bottom in blue ballpoint by McCartney. In fine condition, with a couple of stamps and notations to body, and McCartney signing over the bottom of a handwritten address at bottom. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) www.RRAuction.com | 167


610. Beatles: Paul McCartney. ALS

signed “Paul M c C a r t n e y, ” one page, 8 x 10, no date. Letter to Vince Welnick, In full: “I’ve enclosed a video copy of a short film I made using Linda’s photographs she took in the 60’s. I thought as it’s already been in a couple of festivals, it was time I got it to you guys. I loved making it, so I hope you enjoy watching it, and it brings back some good vibes!” In fine condition, with a light horizontal crease along bottom. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/ REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

611. McCartney and Wings. Glossy 10 x 8

EMI Records promotional band photo, signed in blue ballpoint and ink by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney, Denny Laine, Jimmy McCulloch, and Joe English. In fine condition, with a small stain to right edge, not affecting any of the signatures, and some slight contrast to Linda McCartney’s signature. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from the original recipient which reads, in part: “My father was a police officer serving in Rye, Sussex in the mid 1970s…my father obtained the photo directly from the band when they were rehearsing for the Wings over the World tour.” Also accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks. The band’s Wings over the World tour consisted of 65 shows on three continents, and marked McCartney’s first live shows in the US since the break-up of the Beatles. The US shows were also filmed and recorded, resulting in the platinum-selling triple live album, Wings over America. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

612. Beatles: Paul and Linda McCartney. Ballpoint signatures circa 1980s “Paul McCartney” and “Linda McCartney,” on an off-white 3 x 6.5 slip. In fine condition, with surface impressions from another Paul signature and mild creases. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

613. Beatles: Paul and Linda McCartney. Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts

Club Band album signed and inscribed on the front cover in blue ballpoint, “For Ian, love, Linda McCartney” and “Paul McCartney.” Scattered surface creases, and some edge and corner dings, otherwise fine condition. The record is not included. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from the original recipient, which reads: “My upstairs neighbour, Julie, was a member of the Liverpool Philharmonic Choir for a number of years. During her time with the choir the 150th anniversary celebrations of the ‘Phil’ were taking place and Paul McCartney’s Oratorio was part of the celebrations. The piece first being performed on 28.06.1991. When I heard one night that she was on her way out to sing at the Cathedral and that Paul would be there, I hurriedly grabbed the Sgt. Peppers album cover and said to her ‘get Paul to sign that!’ Not really thinking that she would be able to get him to sign it. However, Jules returned that same night and gave me the album cover back signed by both Linda and Paul McCartney, needless to say I was delighted.” Also accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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614. Beatles: Ringo Starr. Apple Management Ltd.

business check, 7.75 x 3.5, filled out in another hand and signed by Starr, “R. Starkey,” payable to Shepperton… Ltd. for £231.78.0, August 1, 1973. A few creases to left side, expected stamps, and Starr signing over the pre-printed account information line along the bottom, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/ REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

615. Beatles: Ringo Starr. UK first vinyl pressing of the Beatles Please Please Me album signed on the back cover in black ballpoint. In very good condition, with Starr signing over printing on back cover, scattered soiling, dampstaining, and tape remnants to back cover, and some light wrinkling and surface marks to front cover. The record is not included. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The “Rock & Roll” sheriff’s badge belonging to “Ellas McDaniel AKA Bo Diddley”

616. Bo Diddley. Diddley’s personally-owned black leather wallet, 3.5 x 4.75, featuring his custom special deputy sheriff’s badge from

the county for Bernalillo County, New Mexico, engraved with the text, “D.N.A., Bo Diddley, Rock & Roll, #1,” with an enameled design in the center resembling the liberty bell, surrounded by the words, “Liberty & Justice For All.” The left side of the wallet contains a Special Deputy Commission identification card, 3.5 x 2.5, appointing him to the position for the period of July 24, 1990, to July 31, 1995. The card is signed on the reverse by Diddley with his true name and pseudonym, “Ellas McDaniel AKA Bo Diddley.” Overall creases to the identification card, otherwise fine condition. Diddley frequently accessorized his wardrobe with badges, and had an affinity for the Old West, most apparent in the title of his 1960 album, Bo Diddley Is a Gunslinger. During the 1970s, he had also served as a deputy sheriff in the Valencia County, New Mexico, Citizens’ Patrol, during which time he purchased and donated three highway patrol pursuit cars. A one-of-a-kind personal item from the great bluesman, highlighted by the unusual variation of his signature. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Presenting his landmark 1972 recordings of Hot August Night 617. Neil Diamond. DS, eight pages, 8.5 x 11, September 1972. Eight-page agreement between Diamond, Stonebridge Enterprises, and MCA Records for Diamond to deliver a double live album recorded during his 10 consecutive concerts at The Greek Theater in Los Angeles which began on August 18, 1972. Diamond agrees to provide a double album with at least 20 songs and a running time over an hour, which will satisfy his previous recording agreement. Signed on the final page in blue ballpoint by Diamond. Accompanied by an album sleeve for the album. In fine condition, with creasing to top left as well as a staple hole. In 1972, Diamond played ten sold out concerts at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, and his performance on August 24 was recorded and released as the live double album Hot August Night. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Famed Grateful Dead artist Rick Griffin’s sketchbook 618. Rick Griffin. Artist (1944–1991) and one of

the leading designers of psychedelic posters in the 1960s, he was closely identified with the Grateful Dead, designing some of their best-known posters and record jackets. Griffin’s personally-owned and -used spiral-bound sketchbook, measuring 14.5 x 17, and including four ink and/or pencil preliminary sketches, as well as a few pages of Griffin’s personal notes and lists. Two of the pages have drawings for the book cover of Conversations with the Dead by David Gans, including one with an affixed title and lettering. Another holds a sketch of a skull wearing a crown of roses, perhaps also meant for the cover; and a fourth bears a pencil image of a man holding a woman in his arms. Griffin has also written out organizational and flow charts and ‘to do’ lists. One interesting list has three life plans and possible barriers, in part, “Plan A...Find beautiful place in the country for Gina, the Boys & I,” with a complication, “DUI—No license until April a real inconvenience… All this boggles the mind–God–give me clarity to deal with all this. Plan C—Don’t want to resort to plan C.” At the bottom of the page he also notes, “Call Big 4—See if they recorded.” In fine condition, with some light soiling to partially detached front cover. Provenance: Estate of Rick Griffin. A one-of-a-kind offering as Griffin tries to sort out his life, immeasurably enhanced by the several Dead sketches. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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“New models of old clothes and cars come out every little while. Make it this way when you sing your songs” 619. Woody Guthrie. TLS with a typed lyrical manuscript, one page, 8.5 x 13, April

30, 1946. Exceptional letter including five verses and the chorus of “Bugeye Jim,” making one handwritten correction to the chorus. Below, Guthrie types a lengthy explanation of of his musical approach, the folk heritage, and the evolution of traditional songs. In part: “The reason why I wrote this old song up with these new words was to show a kind of change that these old songs are always going through....I would hear such songs as this. Only one or two I could take down with my pencil and paper, the others I could only try and remember. I could not always remember them the same as the other folks had sung or played them. I could remember the main idea, the main stem and story.... somebody would offer me a nickel or a dime to sing the song, and I would never let them back me down. If I did not know it the way you knew it, I would tell you that my version was several years older than yours, anyhow. I would sing out verses that would just come to me, sort of, out of everywhere. I would open my mouth and lay back my head and sing her right on out....I have never admitted to you nor anybody else that I did not know any song, I got past that stage when I was fifteen or sixteen or somewhere around in there. For a tip, for a coin, for a strip of legal green, I can sing you some sort of version of any song in the world if you ask it and name the title. This is one of the main ways that these old songs get stirred around, made newer, made better, made worse, made longer, made shorter....New models of old clothes and cars come out every little while. Make it this way when you sing your songs. Make them up and shake them up. And don’t never pass up a chance to snap at a biscuit.” Intersecting folds (one tiny edge separation repaired with tape to reverse, scattered creases, and light toning to edges, otherwise fine condition. Guthrie initially recorded this original song for his publisher using a portable reel-to-reel recorder, but it was never released commercially and remained essentially unknown until Billy Bragg and Wilco recorded a cover of it for their Mermaid Avenue album, which was comprised entirely of new songs using Guthrie’s previously unheard lyrics. Even more remarkable than the unreleased lyrics contained within this letter is Guthrie’s thoughtful exploration of the folk tradition, including the discussion of his own songwriting process and improvisation techniques. An amazing letter with content of the highest caliber, written during the most prolific period of Guthrie’s career. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

621. Michael Jackson. Im-

620. Michael Jackson. Man in the Mirror album, attractively

signed on the front cover in silver ink. In fine condition. The record is included. Consignor notes that this was obtained from Jackson family friend Arthur Phoenix, and was signed at the Meadowlands Arena in October 1988 during the Bad tour. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/ REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

pressive and visually-striking color limited edition serigraph entitled ‘The Book,’ 30 x 40, 13/375 Japan edition, signed in the lower border in pencil by Michael Jackson as well as the artist, Brett-Livingstone Strong. In very fine condition. Strong, one of Jackson’s close friends who shared the musician’s elaborate style and flair for life, was also a world-renowned architect, sculptor, and artist. He completed the painting on which this serigraph was patterned in 1990. That original painting was created for a Japanese businessman, who paid Jackson $2.1 million to sit for Strong. The portrait—the only one that the late performer ever sat for in his lifetime—is set in Neverland and depicts Jackson dressed in red velvet holding a journal of thoughts and sketches…‘The Book.’ Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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The headliners of the first Norman Granz’ Jazz at the Philharmonic UK tour, including Fitzgerald, Gillespie, Hawkins, and Getz 622. Jazz Musicians. Vintage ballpoint signatures of 12 jazz greats on an off-white 4 x 6 album page,

including: Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Coleman Hawkins, Stan Getz, Oscar Peterson, Roy Eldridge, Sonny Stitt, Herb Ellis, Gus Johnson, Ray Brown, Max Bennett, and Lou Levy. In fine condition, with a central horizontal fold and mild soiling. Accompanied by the original handbill for the Norman Granz’ Jazz at the Philharmonic show where these autographs were acquired, held at Gaumont State Cinema in Kilburn, London, on May 18, 1958; this came during the first UK tour of Granz’ famous concert series. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Led Zeppelin’s Page, Plant, Jones, and the tragic John Bonham

623. KISS: Crazy, Crazy Nights. Specialty Records 12˝ acetate of KISS’s 1987 single ‘Crazy Crazy Nights.’ Identified in felt tip on the label, as “Kiss,” and dated August 6, 1987, a month before the release of the album. A test pressing quality control report is taped to the inside sleeve, dated August 6, 1987, notating there are a “few lt. picks” during the lead in. In fine condition. Originates from the personal collection of legendary engineer and producer Ron Nevison. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

624. Led Zeppelin. Superlative full set of felt tip signatures, “John

Bonham,” “Jimmy Page,” “Robert Plant,” and “John Paul Jones,” on an off-white 7 x 5.5 sheet. In fine condition. Full sets of signatures in such fine condition are hardly ever seen and highly sought after. Precertified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Scarce In Through the Out Door signed by the Zeppelin frontmen 625. Led Zeppelin. In Through the Out Door paper album sleeve, signed and inscribed on the

front in black ballpoint, “John, Many Thanks, Jimmy Page” and “Robert Plant.” Separation to the right edge and overall creases, otherwise fine condition. The record is not included. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Extraordinary uninscribed Bonham scene from The Song Remains the Same 626. Led Zeppelin: John Bonham. Rare and highly desirable color 10 x 8 mini lobby card for the 1976 live concert film The Song Remains the Same, showing Bonham appropriately framed by his drum kit, signed in blue ballpoint, “Best Wishes, John Bonham.” In very good condition, with moderate to heavy overall creases (most noticeably to the left side and lower right corner, the signature area unaffected). For the film, the cameraman shot several ‘fantasy sequences’ intending to give insight into the personalities of each Led Zeppelin member, with Bonham’s including visuals of him with his family, showing off livestock, playing snooker, and drag racing. In addition to its rarity, all attributes of this lobby card make it an especially sought after piece—single-signed, uninscribed color images are of the utmost desirability and hardly ever seen. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

627. Pink Floyd. Signed book: Shine On. London: Sony Music Entertainment, 1992. Hardcover, 9 x 12, 111 pages. Signed on the second free end page in ink and felt tip by Nick Mason, David Gilmour, and Rick Wright. In fine condition. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Plant’s original 1966 Band of Joy line-up 628. Robert Plant and the Band of Joy. Vintage ballpoint signatures, “Robert Plant,” “Chris Brown (organist)”, “Pete Robinson (drums),” and “Vernon Pereira (lead guitarist),” on an off-white 8 x 6.25 lightly-lined sheet, with a collector’s notation along top edge. In very good condition, with central horizontal and vertical folds, scattered creases, a vertical tear from top edge to center, and some old tape toning to upper right. Formed in 1966, the Band of Joy would see several incarnations, including the addition of future Led Zeppelin band mate John Bonham on drums in 1967. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Handwritten working lyrics to ‘At Long Last Love’

629. Cole Porter. Handwritten working lyrics, in pencil, to ‘At Long Last Love,’

for the 1938 musical You Never Know, written on the reverse of an 8.25 x 10.25 off-white sheet of S. S. Normandie stationery. Porter writes the song title at the top, along with “3rd refrain,” and “Save.” The nine lines of lyrics read, in part: “Is it a break down or is it a break? / Is it a Raphael or only a fake? / What can account for these strange pittapats / Could this be the dream, the cream, the cat’s?” In fine condition. ‘At Long Last Love’ first appeared in the musical You Never Know, and went on to be performed by many different entertainers, including Lena Horne and Frank Sinatra. This is the first time we have ever offered handwritten lyrics by Porter. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The Broadway composer’s official Last Will and Testament, drawn up while “from time to time sojourning in the City of Paris” 630. Cole Porter. DS, two pages, 8 x 12.75, April 14,

1923. Porter’s first will, drawn up in New York based on Indiana law. In part: “I, COLE PORTER, a citizen of the United States of America and of the State of Indiana, having my legal domicile in the said State, and temporarily from time to time sojourning in the City of Paris, Republic of France, do make, publish and declare this as and for my Last Will and Testament.—FIRST: I direct my just debts and funeral expenses to be promptly paid.—SECOND: All the rest, residue and remainder of the property, real, personal and of every kind and description and wherever situated, which I shall own at the time of my death, I give, bequeath and devise to my wife LINDA PORTER, if she shall survive me, to be hers absolutely; but if my said wife shall die in my lifetime I give, bequeath and devise the same to my mother KATE PORTER, to be hers absolutely.—THIRD: I appoint my wife LINDA PORTER and my friend HARVEY COLE, of Peru, Indiana, executors of this my last will and testament.” Boldly signed at the conclusion by Porter and countersigned by three witnesses. Document retains its original burgundy ribbon and red seal affixed beside Porter’s signature and bound by the ribbon into its original paper folder. In fine condition, with a storage fold passing through Porter’s signature. In 1918, Porter met Linda Lee Thomas, a Kentucky-born socialite and divorcee eight years his senior, and they married the following year. In 1923, Porter came into an inheritance from his grandfather and his lifestyle became increasingly extravagant—his palatial home in Paris had platinum wallpaper and chairs upholstered in zebra skin. In this year he also collaborated with Gerald Murphy on Within the Quota, a short ballet and one of the earliest symphonic jazz-based compositions, which became a hit after its premiere at the Theatre des Champs-Elysees in October 1923. A fascinating document of the utmost historical interest from an important moment of transition in Porter’s life. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Choice 1957 Presley concert program portrait 631. Elvis Presley. Handsome vintage image of Presley glancing over his shoulder, surrounded by a border of guitars, musical notes, and hearts, taken from the inside of one of Presley’s 1957 Photo Folios, nicely signed in blue ballpoint. 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. This was Presley’s third concert program, used to heavily promote Jailhouse Rock, and is considered quite rare, as he greatly reduced his touring schedule from that of the previous year. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

632. Elvis Presley.

Original promotional poster, 16 x 19, for a 3:00 a.m. concert by Presley on Sunday morning, September 2, 1973, in the midst of his regular fall engagement at the Hilton in Las Vegas. Accompanied by two letters of authenticity from Ed Bonja, an employee of Colonel Parker’s from 1970–1977 who served as an official photographer and concession manager. In part: “In many instances the minute we put one up, it was removed by a fan…This represents one from my personal collection.” In very good condition, with some dampstaining along left edge, a few bends, and scattered surface dings and impressions. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

633. Elvis Presley. Original stageworn off-white souvenir scarf, 49˝ long, with Presley’s facsimile signature printed on one end. These were most commonly handed out by Elvis after wiping his sweat from his forehead. This particular scarf was worn by Elvis at a June 4, 1976, concert in Atlanta, Georgia. Scattered light staining, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

634. Elvis Presley. A generous lock of hair, clipped from Presley’s head by his hairdresser at Graceland. Hair is housed in an 8.25 x 6.25 frame along with a certificate of authenticity from Jimmy Velvet, president and chairman of the Elvis Presley Museum, which states: “This hair was cut from Elvis Presley’s head by ‘Gil’ his hairdresser at Graceland.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Rare Mathey Tissot Presley watch presented to the Memphis sheriff 635. Elvis Presley. Attractive Mathey Tissot wristwatch, presented by Presley to Memphis, Tennessee sheriff, and later mayor, Roy Nixon. Gold-plated watch, #342596, has a circular dial, bar chapters, day and date window, sweep second hand, with the bezel featuring the raised letter monogram, “Elvis Presley.” Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Nixon, which reads, in part: “In 1970 I made him a special deputy…and deputized some of his group of guys so they could carry guns…During this time, I received some gifts from Elvis. One such beautiful gift was a Mathey Tissot watch. One day, in the mid 70s while visiting Elvis at Graceland, he gave me this watch.” Also included is a photo of Nixon with the watch. In fine condition, with expected light wear. These watches, made by Memphis jeweler Harry Levitch, were very limited in their production, and handed out only to the closest of friends. RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Signature obtained on the set of Blue Hawaii, with help from Elvis’s surfing instructor 636. Elvis Presley. Brochure entitled

“Highlights of Polynesian Culture,” 5 x 7, signed on the front cover in blue ballpoint by Presley. In fine condition. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from the original recipient, which reads, in part: “I was able to get Elvis’s autograph because my friend… was hired to teach him to surf for the movie ‘Blue Hawaii’ then when he returned to film ‘Paradise Hawaiian Style’…I went to the Polynesian Cultural Center…to watch Elvis film the song ‘Song of the Islands’…He took a break to change his shirt…the changing area was the fake volcano…Elvis came out of the volcano stuck his hand out and said ‘I am so sorry to have kept you waiting’… Elvis then shook my hand…and signed my program.” Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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637. Elvis Presley. Vintage matte-finish portrait of an unidentified woman at a formal event, trimmed to a size of 2 x 3, signed on the reverse in blue ballpoint, with the signature dating from 1956–1957. Reverse of photo also bears a photographer’s stamp and an unidentified signature. Aforementioned trimming and a bit of scattered light toning to reverse, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/ REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


640. Elvis Presley. Original ticket from Presley’s September 26, 1956, concert

at the Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show in Tupelo, Mississippi. Light green ticket measures 2 x 1, with a face value of $1.50, which was double the amount for other headliners at the fair. Double-matted and framed with three reproduction photos for the event and a descriptive plaque to an overall size of 18.5 x 22. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Working lyrics to Wood’s ‘Big Bayou,’ released while a member of the Stones and Faces 641. Rolling Stones: Ronnie Wood. Handwritten unsigned working lyrics to ‘Big Bayou,’ from his second solo album released in 1975, on an off-white 8.25 x 11.5 lightly-lined sheet. Woods writes three verses and the chorus. In part: “Took a long trip to the city, / I was determined to get somewhere, / But I spent all my hard earned money,/ That I saved to get me there (I had to save to get me there) / Big Bayou where do you go, / When the river is runnin’ slow, / Into the Gulf of Mexico, / Big Bayou carried me home.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Choice set of original Stones signatures

642. Rolling Stones. Vintage ballpoint signatures of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones (who curiously signs as “Bryan Jones”), Charlie Watts and Bill Wyman on a light yellow 6.5 x 5.5 album page. In fine condition, with a couple of signatures slightly overlapping. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Large and exceptional set of Queen signatures from a theater’s guestbook 643. Queen. Impressive ballpoint signatures (circa 1974), “All the best from Queen, Brian May,” “Freddie Mercury,” “John Deacon,” and “Roger Taylor,” on an off-white 7.5 x 9.5 theatre guest book page, with “a great theatre,” written above May’s signature. Reverse of the page is signed by the band Argent. In fine condition. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Mentioning Michael Jackson, Van Halen, Slash, and Elton John, May discusses Queen’s legacy in the US: “Music becomes a huge part of people’s emotional life, but always at the moment when it is ringing in their ears everywhere” 644. Queen: Brian May. Fantastic TLS signed “Brian xxx,” three pages, 8.25 x 11.75, personal letterhead, March 24, 1997. Excellent response to an American admirer. In part: “There was a massive explosion of interest in most of the countries of South America, in Africa, in the East, in Eastern Europe, and parts of Western Europe which had been slow in the early days while we were enjoying great recognition in North America. It made sense (and fun!) to go touring in the countries where there was growth and even hysteria, rather than flogging an apparently Dead Horse in the US, where we felt there was a tide of something which for our intents and purposes was not dissimilar from the McCarthyism which had driven the previous generation’s artists out. And there was a stubborn streak in Freddie, it has to be said, which was determined not to go back anywhere where we would be SMALLER than we had been before. Having toured football stadiums in most of the civilised world, it would have been depressing to go back to the U.S. and do theatres—or at least Freddie was adamant that this should was so [sic]. To be honest, without his insistence we probably would have eaten humble pie and gone back in, as Elton did, and win respect all over again. But in the event, the decision was to wait. For a renaissance that never came. I guess I was eager to show my own feelings later; my blind faith in touring my own Brian May Band in the States, was a nice reaffirmation that we have loyal and great friends there, but a disastrous demonstration of how little the word spread, and how-to-lose-a-lot-of-money-very-quickly! It was also very hard for me to keep up the morale of my band, playing a show designed for fair-sized arenas to audiences in tiny clubs. So you see, we did not really give up the U.S.A. without a fight—we just postponed it, in hopes that the Right Time would come. We certainly dreamed, the quality of the Made in Heaven album being acclaimed so highly, and sales around the world being so phenomenal, that America would respond after Freddie’s death if not before. But it was not to be. I guess we just didn’t play the necessary games. Or maybe it’s in the Future……! But I doubt it. Music becomes a huge part of people’s emotional life, but always at the moment when it is ringing in their ears everywhere. There is a huge chunk of Queen Music which rang in everyone’s ears from Budapest to Buenos Aires to Beijing, but was silent in America. That can never be changed now.” In fine condition. A fine letter with exceptional, thoughtful content offering a behind-the-scenes take on how Queen ‘lost’ America during the 1980s, with a frank and introspective discussion of the band’s legacy throughout the world. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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645. Frank Sinatra. Choice vintage circa late 1940s fountain pen signature, “Frank Sinatra,” on a pink 5.5 x 4.25 album page. In fine condition. Accompanied by a photocopied letter of provenance from the original collector, stating that she collected autographs outside of London hotels during her teenage years from 1946 to 1950. A beautiful example. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

646. The Temptations. Great Songs and Performances album signed on the front

cover in black ballpoint by Eddie Kendricks, “God Bless, from Eddie Kendricks,” and in gold ink by David Ruffin, “The Best of everything & God Bless, David Ruffin.” An area of surface loss to the back cover, a few creases along the left edge, and a PSA/ DNA label affixed to the reverse, otherwise fine condition. The record is not included. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. Temptations items including Ruffin are quite uncommon, as he left the band in 1968 and passed away in 1991. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“Big Mama Thornton & The Hounddogs” sign on for a nightly gig 647. Big Mama Thornton. Rhythm and blues singer and songwriter (1926–1984) who in 1952 was the first to record the twelve-bar blues standard ‘Hound Dog,’ four years before the debut of Elvis Presley’s rendition. DS, signed “Willie Mae Thornton,” one page, 8.5 x 11, August 25, 1971. Standard American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada in which Thornton agrees to perform at “Lonnie’s on the Turnpike, The Village Green, Danvers, Mass.,” during October 1971. Nicely signed at the conclusion in ballpoint by Thornton and countersigned in felt tip by the nightclub’s owner, Lennie Sogoloff. In fine condition, with a crease to the upper right. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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The preeminent Irish rock band

648. U2. The Unforgettable Fire album signed on the front cover in black felt tip, “Bono 91,” “Edge,” “Adam,” and “Larry.” In fine condition, with a mild bend to the lower right. The record is included. Consignor notes that this was signed in 1991 for a Radio 1 giveaway to celebrate the release of Achtung Baby. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

649. U2. Early promotional 9.5 x 7 cardstock photo of the band

standing in a field, signed in blue and black ballpoint, “Edge,” “Larry,” “Bono 83,” and “Adam.” Bono’s signature very light, but still mostly legible, a tack hole to both top corners, and a few scattered creases, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/ REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Scarce full set of The Who, with a particularly nice Moon signature 652. The Who. Vintage ballpoint signatures and inscriptions, “To Carol, Love, Keith Moon,” “To Carol, Roger Daltrey,” “Pete Townshend x,” and “John Entwistle,” on two 5.25 x 3.25 album pages. Double-matted and framed with a small color group photo to an overall size of 19.5 x 15.5. In fine condition. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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654. The Animals

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655. Beatles: Pete Best MB $200

656. Beatles: Paul McCartney MB $200

657. Beatles: Yoko Ono

658. Beatles: Ringo Starr

659. Irving Berlin

660. Leonard Bernstein

661. Chuck Berry and Johnnie Johnson

662. Booker T and the MGs

663. Cab Calloway

664. Eric Clapton

666. The Clash

667. Nat King Cole

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668. Albert Collins

670. Deep Purple

671. Dire Straits

672. Dire Straits

673. Drummers

674. Eagles

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675. Duke Ellington MB $200

679. Bill Haley and His Comets

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676. Frankie Goes to Hollywood

677. Genesis MB $200

678. Gerry and the Pacemakers

680. Bernard Herrmann

681. John Lee Hooker

682. Elton John

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683. Elton John MB $200

684. KISS

685. KISS

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686. KISS

687. KISS: Ace Frehley

688. KISS: Gene Simmons

689. KISS: Paul Stanley

690. Led Zeppelin: Robert Plant

691. Madonna

692. Glenn Miller

693. Charles Mingus

694. The Monkees

695. Benny Goodman and Richard Rodgers

696. Opera

697. Roy Orbison

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698. Carl Perkins

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700. Pink Floyd: Roger Waters

701. Cole Porter

702. Cole Porter

703. The Ramones

704. The Ramones

705. The Ramones

706. The Ramones

708. Lou Reed

710. Rodgers and Hammerstein

711. Rolling Stones: Keith Richards

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699. Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett

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709. Rock and Roll

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714. Artie Shaw

715. Shocking Blue

718. Steppenwolf: John Kay

719. Cat Stevens

720. Rod Stewart

721. Swing Out Sister

722. Ten Years After: Lee and Lyons

723. Andrew Lloyd Webber

724. The Who

725. The Who

726. Yes

727. Yes

728. Yes

729. ZZ Top

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716. Stephen Sondheim MB $200

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classic entertainment “Who’s on First?” 735. Abbott and Costello. Rare and highly desirable 1956 RCA Victor 78 rpm record of their famous ‘Who’s on First?’ sketch, signed on the label in ballpoint, “Bud Abbott” and “Lou Costello.” The label bears the printed caption: “Presented to the National Baseball Hall of Fame Museum, Cooperstown NY, 1956.” A small area of chipping to the outer rim, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by the original paper sleeve. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

736. Actors and Actresses. Collection of 22 photos, 8 x 10

and 10 x 8, each signed in ink by the actor or actress pictured, most inscribed, dated throughout the 1960s and 1970s, including: Bob Allen (ins), Fred Astaire (ins), Janis Carter (ins), Bette Davis (ins), Nanette Fabray (2, ins), Jose Ferrer (ins), John Gielgud (ins), Bob Hope (ins), Louis Jourdan and Debra Paget (ins), Dina Merrill (ins), Carmel Myers (ins), Ginger Rogers (ins), Paul Scofield (3), Omar Sharif (2), Ann Sothern (ins), Barbara Stanwyck (ins), Marie Windsor (ins), and Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. (ins). In overall fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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737. The Adventures of Superman. Original unsigned brad-

bound script for the Season Two episode of The Adventures of Superman titled ‘The Big Squeeze,’ 9 x 11.5, 50 pages, dated 1953, with the screenplay written by David Chantler. First page bears a synopsis of the episode, with the following page listing the episode’s cast and sets. Script appears to have been used by a crew member, with costume notations next to some of the cast, as well as various camera directions and dialog notations. A vertical pencil line runs through each page as well. In fine condition, with aforementioned notations. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


The Aherne’s personal guestbook spanning decades including James Whale, Sharon Tate, Boris Karloff, the Reagans, Rathbone, and Bruce

738. Brian Aherne’s Celebrity Guestbook. Fabulous personal guest book of Brian and Eleanor Aherne spanning almost 30 years from 1948-1977. This very nice leather-bound guestbook was the personal property of the Ahernes, measures 10 x 13, has 121 total pages, with ninety of the pages bearing signatures, some signed on both sides of the page. The opening page of the book bears a very nice hand-done colored ink presentation reading “Brian Aherne, In appreciation of your fifth appearance on our Screen Guild Players radio program, October 8, 1945, Motion Picture Relief Fund.” Highlights of the book include a wonderful full-page profile sketch done by Alfred Hitchcock, and a very interesting self-portrait sketch of Marlene Dietrich, adding a sketch of an Academy Award statue, with Dietrich writing “Oscar Night-1967.” Among the plethora of other notable signers in this one-of-a-kind book are: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce (who has signed on the same page as Rathbone), Greta Garbo, Grace Kelly, Sharon Tate, Boris Karloff,

James Whale, Ronald Reagan, Nancy Reagan, Louis B. Mayer, Hal Roach, John Huston, Ronald Colman (2), Rosalind Russell (2), Cedric Hardwicke, David Niven (2), Norma Shearer, George Sanders (6), Rex Harrison, Lili Palmer, Merle Oberon, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Edgar Bergen, Alan Napier (2), Alec Guinness, Alan Jay Lerner, Laurence Olivier, Joseph Cotten (4), Henry Fonda, Van Johnson, Lewis Milestone, Irene Dunne (2), Greer Garson, Jane Wyatt, Olivia de Havilland, Deborah Kerr, and many more. In overall fine condition. Aherne was an Oscar-nominated stage and screen actor who was one of the top cinema character actors from the 1930s to the 1950s. He made his movie debut in 1924, and by the mid-1930s had moved to Hollywood, where in 1940 he was nominated for an Oscar as Best Supporting Actor for Juarez (1939). Clearly Aherne’s talents extended off the screen into that of party-giver and much-visited host, as this veritable who’s who of Hollywood can attest. The stars came to the Ahernes to enjoy themselves, and their appreciation and sense of fun still resonates within these unique pages. RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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The flamboyant “Wizard of the North”

739. John Henry Anderson.

Scottish magician (1814–1874) credited with helping to bring the art of magic from street performances into theatrical spectacles. ALS signed “John Henry Anderson, ‘Wizard of the North,’” one page, 5 x 6.75, August 23, 1860. Response to an admirer. In part: “I have much pleasure in complying with your request and favoring you with my mode of writing.” In fine condition, with paper loss to corners. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Exquisite, rare, and hypnotic portrait of the tragic Danish actress 740. Gwili Andre. Danish

actress known more for her bizarre suicide than her brief Hollywood career. In 1959, she surrounded herself with reams of publicity photos and press clippings, all of which represented the fame she had expected but hadn’t achieved, set the paper alight, and allowed herself to be consumed by the fire. Gorgeous vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 photo of Andre, beautifully signed against the light background in fountain pen, “Sincerely, Gwili Andre.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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741. Autograph Album. Softcover autograph album, 6 x 4.75,

signed inside in ink by numerous celebrities, including: Anna Maria Alberghetti, Julie Andrews, Paul Anka, Kaye Ballard, Harry Belafonte, Joey Bishop, Teresa Brewer, Carol Burnett, Sid Caesar, Art Carney, Johnny Carson, Richard Chamberlain, Rosemary Clooney, Fats Domino, Henry Fonda, Frank Gorshin, Robert Goulet, Hedda Hopper, Mahalia Jackson, Burt Lancaster, Liberace, Johnny Mathis, Maureen O’Hara, Patti Page, Tony Randall, Connie Stevens, Ed Sullivan, Rudy Vallee, Dennis Weaver, and Jackie Wilson. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Scarce Josephine Baker document—the only one we have offered 742. Josephine Baker.

DS, one page, 8.25 x 10.5, September 12, 1951. Agreement between Baker and NBC for her to appear on the Big Show on September 24, 1951, in exchange for “$2,500 or its equivalent in French francs.” Boldly signed at the conclusion by Baker, who also adds and initials an amendment, “(For one broadcast in U. S. A. eventually one in France) J. B.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


Stunning image as Joan of Arc

743. Ingrid Bergman. Gorgeous

vintage glossy 7.25 x 9.5 photo of Bergman as Joan of Arc in the 1954 Paris production of Joan at the Stake, nicely signed in fountain pen. Reverse bears an Atlantic Press copyright stamp. A subtle horizontal crease through the center and scattered surface impressions, otherwise fine condition. Bergman played Joan of Arc for the third time in this 1954 stage production based on the oratorio Jeanne d’Arc au Bucher by Paul Claudel and Arthur Honegger. A lovely image of Bergman in one of her recurring roles. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Hollywood’s original “It Girl”

744. Clara Bow. Vin-

tage glossy 8 x 10 photo of Bow casting an alluring stare, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Thomas Grafton, My best wishes always to you and yours, S i n c e r e l y, Clara Bow (‘It Girl’).” Scattered creases (most noticeably below her right eye), otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Bogart gets personal copies of two of his classics: The Maltese Falcon and The Treasure of Sierra Madre 745. Humphrey Bogart. DS, one page, 7.5 x 10, De-

cember 20, 1954. Agreement between Bogart and Warner Bros. lending two films to the actor. In part: “Pursuant to your request, we have agreed to furnish you, at your cost and expense, with one (1) 16 mm. print of each of our motion pictures entitled ‘MALTESE FALCON’ and ‘THE TREASURE OF SIERRA MADRE,’ in which you appeared for us. It is expressly understood and agreed that said 16mm. prints are furnished you for your personal use and enjoyment and that said prints shall not be sold, leased, licensed or loaned by you to any other person…the use thereof by you shall be confined to private home showings or for library purposes.” Signed at the conclusion by Bogart and by the Warner Bros. general consul. Attractively triple-cloth-matted and framed with a photo of Bogart and a small plaque to an overall size of 37.25 x 31. In fine condition, with expected light document wear. Directed by John Huston in 1941, The Maltese Falcon reinforced Bogart’s ability to be a leading man, and was a role he took great pride in for the rest of his career. Seven years later, again teaming with Huston, Bogart would star alongside Huston’s father (who won a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award) in the gritty neo-Western The Treasure of Sierra Madre. An impressively displayed document referring to not one, but two, of Bogart’s best-known films. Oversized. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300) www.RRAuction.com | 189


Construction contract for Brando’s Tahitian getaway 746. Marlon Brando. DS in French, one page, 8.25 x 11.5, October 21, 1972. An untranslated memorandum of understanding between Brando and Mr. Taputuarai regarding a house that the latter is to build for Brando. In fine condition, with expected document wear. The document is related to Brando’s construction of a village on his private Tahitian island called Teti’aroa, and mentions the architect, Bernard Judge, in the second to last article. Brando had ‘discovered’ and fallen in love with Teti’aroa in 1960 while scouting for locations to film Mutiny on the Bounty, and was able to purchase it in 1966. Beginning in 1970, Brando built a village that included 12 simple bungalows, a kitchen hut, dinin g hall and bar, all built from environmentally friendly local materials. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Over 80 original caricatures from Brown Derby, many inscribed to the landmark’s owner

747. Brown Derby. Collection of 88 original ink caricatures of actors, actresses, and other celebrities, done by well-known Brown Derby artists Vitch, Zel, Lane, and Poncho, each on 11 x 14 off-white sheets, all of which hung at the famous Hollywood landmark. All the portraits are signed by their subject, with almost all inscribed to the restaurant or its owner Bob Cobb. Sketches include: John Barrymore (unsigned), Jerry Colonna, Marion Davies, Bob Feller, Academy Award-winning director Frank Borzage, Gene Raymond, Louella Parsons, Academy Award winner Leo Forbstein, Gene Autry, Hoot Gibson, Hedda Hopper, and Princess Alexandra Kropotkin. Portraits are housed in two presentation portfolios. Expected mild uniform toning from display and some dampstaining to edges of some of the sheets, slightly affecting a few of the signatures, otherwise fine condition. A more comprehensive list is available online at rrauction.com. Opened in 1929 by Bob Cobb, the Hollywood Brown Derby quickly became the place to see and be seen. The restuarant’s signature dish, the Cobb Salad, was reportedly created from the day’s leftovers for Cobb, who hadn’t eaten all day. Shortly after its opening, the Derby’s first artist, ‘Vitch,’ offered to sketch the patrons in exchange for a bowl of soup. Sketches soon covered the walls, including those done by longtime artist Jack Lane, with celebrities vying for a prestigious spot on the restaurant’s ‘Wall of Fame.’ An impressive collection capturing the feel of ‘old-time’ Hollywood. RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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748. Celebrity Checks. Collection of 94 personal and business checks, each signed by an actor, actress, athlete, or celebrity. Signers are: Jimmy Stewart, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Jack Lord, Harmon Killebrew, Charlton Heston, Peter Fonda, Jack Haley, Bill Bixby, Rod Steiger (2), Doris Day (2), Chris George, Amanda Blake, Glenn Ash (2), Lisa Hartman, John Hillerman, Jack Donohue, Joanne Hunter, Joanna Kerns, Howard Keel (2), Alf Kjellin (2), Norman Krasna, Ross Martin, Lorenzo Music, Sydney Pollack, Charles Nelson Reilly (2), Bob Barker, George Axelrod, Eddie Albert, Robert Foxworth, Michele Lee, Meg Foster, Rory Calhoun (3), Susan Blakely, Genevieve Bujold (2), Cornell Wilde, Jessica Walter (3), Carol Dempster (2), Danny Thomas (2), Joanne Worley, Kathleen Clifford, Rod Taylor (3), Jonathan Winters (3), Bobby Vinton, Marlo Thomas, Jerry Van Dyke (2), Dinah Shore (2), Carl Reiner (3), Mel Torme (3), David Hedison (3), Susan Strasberg (3), Norman Panama, Linda Ronstadt, Jim Britt (2), Anne Lansky, Bob Newhart (3), David Niven (3), John McGiver (2), Rob Reiner (2) and Donna Reed (2). The Stewart, Burroughs, Killebrew, Heston, and Lord checks are encapsulated in plastic PSA/DNA authentication holders. In overall fine condition, with expected stamps and holes. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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

Handsome vintage matte-finish 7.5 x 9.5 three-quarter-length portrait of Chaney in a dapper suit with his legs crossed, beautifully signed against the light background in fountain pen. Reverse bears a Ray Jones, Universal Studios photographer’s stamp. In very good to fine condition, with moderate overall creases, most noticeably to his cheek and the lower right corner. Jones was a particularly notable photographer, being the first still photographer to win an Academy Award. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

750. Charlie Chaplin.

Vintage mattefinish 8 x 10 photo of Chaplin looking distinguished in a dark jacket and tie, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Margaret, best wishes, Charlie Chaplin, 1935.” A single tack and staple hole to borders, as well as some mild border foxing and creases, and a bit of light silvering to darker areas, visible only at an angle, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

751. Charlie Chaplin. Fountain pen signature, “Faithfully, Charlie Chaplin, 1943,” on an off-white 5 x 3 slip. Show-through below the signature from toned adhesive remnants to the reverse and a crease to one corner, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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752. Chicago: Catherine Zeta-Jones. Coat worn on-screen by Jones in the role of Velma Kelly in the 2002 film Chicago. Mid-calf length ark chocolate brown coat features an A-line cut and genuine fur trim around the collar, likely fox fur. Hits mid-calf and fastens with two large buttons on the left hip. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Cooper signs on for You’re in the Navy Now

753. Gary Cooper. DS, 14 pages, 8.5 x 11, September 13, 1950.

Agreement between Cooper and 20th Century Fox for Cooper to play “‘Lt. John Harkness’ in our production now tentatively entitled ‘The Flying Teakettle,’” with Cooper receiving three percent of the gross up to $350,000, and providing his own wardrobe at his expense. Signed on page 13 by Cooper. In fine condition, with expected document wear. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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754. Robert DeNiro. Schoolwork from DeNiro’s world geography class, one page, 11 x 8.5, featuring a map of Europe, signed along the top, “Robert DeNiro, World Geography.” DeNiro has labeled the countries and bodies of water in ballpoint and pencil, omitting three of the countries, which were marked incorrect by his teacher. The teacher has also graded the assignment “13/15 good.” A central vertical fold, uniform toning, and a missing lower right corner, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


Articles for Variety and The Reporter: “Do not get them confused and have them printed verbatim” 755. Directors. Collection

of four ink signatures of great directors on individual cards and sheets. Signers are: Jean Renoir (ins), Federico Fellini, Roberto Rossellini, and Luchino Visconti. In overall fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

756. W. C. Fields. TLS signed “Bill,” one page, 8 x 10, personal letterhead, April 10, 1945. Letter to Chas. Beyer. In part: “Here are the copies for ‘Variety’ and ‘The Reporter.’ Please do not get them confused and have them printed verbatim, otherwise return them to me.” In fine condition, with filing holes to the top. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“Give me an idea where one stands,” writes the directorial master, “in the midst of this final standstill in literature, art, cinema”

757. Sergei Eisenstein. Revolutionary Soviet Russian film director and film theorist (1898–1948). Very rare ALS in French, two pages both sides, 7 x 9, Moscow, September 22, 1933, boldly signed at the conclusion in purple artist’s pencil. Letter to Renaud de Jouvenel, in part (translated): “Now that we belong to two countries that are united by an understanding as cordial as what exists between USSR and France, my feelings toward you can only flourish further. How do you like my nice sentimental start? My silence is much easier to explain. I was recovering the rest of my health in the Caucasus where I had protected myself from many correspondents for almost two months. As I came back yesterday, I found your letter that could have been much more friendly and less like a businessman engaged in great literary projects… in any case, I will do everything within my reach... that means I will send you an article on my next film ‘Moscow.’ I impose one condition, that before that you help me to get informed on what happened in France. You have to send me some magazines and newspapers that would give me an idea where one stands on the glorious path in the midst of this final standstill in literature, art, cinema…I have recently lost my notion of what fills in the so-called ‘artistic’ Paris.” In fine condition, with a single horizontal and vertical fold, one passing through the beginning stroke of signature. Returning from an extended trip to Mexico and the American South in early 1933, and giving up on his troubled project Que Viva Mexico!, Eisenstein spent the two months prior to this letter in a mental hospital in Kislovodsky—where he was “recovering the rest of [his] health.” Finally returning to Moscow, he took a teaching assignment at the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography and began work on his next project, Bezhin Meadow. Resuming his friendship with writer Renaud de Jouvenel, Eisenstein addresses the “standstill” in the arts, hoping for news to fill him in on “the so-called ‘artistic’ Paris.” A remarkably rare and interesting letter from one of Russia’s greatest filmmakers. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Superlative image of the adventure hero from The Warriors 758. Errol Flynn. Action-packed vintage 8 x 10 photo of an armor-clad Flynn on horseback, as he appeared in the 1955 film The Warriors, signed in fountain pen. In fine condition. Also known by its European release name The Dark Avenger, The Warriors was Flynn’s final swashbuckling role. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Highly desirable oversized Sinclair Bull portrait 759. Clark Gable. Vintage

matte-finish 11 x 14 photo of Gable climbing into an automobile, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Dixie, You’re the best of all tennis partners, Clark.” Reverse bears a Clarence Sinclair Bull photographer’s stamp. In very good condition, with moderate scattered creases and a few edge tears repaired with tape to reverse. Tennis was a popular sport among Hollywood icons, and Gable was known to play with Alice Marble and her coach. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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761. Judy Garland. Matte-finish 6.5 x 8.5 photo of Garland sitting

outdoors in a wicker chair, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint, “To Pat, love, Judy Garland.” Trimmed edges, and a repaired tear above signature, only slightly affecting a couple letters of signature, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


762. Judy Garland. Personal check, 7.25 x 3, filled out in type and signed by Garland, payable to James R. Cogan for $35.00, November 12, 1963. Cancellation stamps over beginning of signature and a couple small ink and pencil notations, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

763. Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney. Beautiful set of vintage

circa 1941 fountain pen signatures and inscriptions, “For Jo Jo—Sincerely, Judy Garland” and “To Jo-Jo, Mickey Rooney,” on separate 5.5 x 4.5 album pages. In overall fine condition. Accompanied by an adorable glossy photo of the pair and a photocopied provenance statement from the original recipient, explaining that his grandfather landed a job as a gatekeeper at MGM via family recommendation—he was the uncle of Margaret Shenberg, the wife of studio head Louis B. Mayer. He acquired these autographs for his grandson, ‘Jo Jo,’ in anticipation of his Bar Mitzvah, and presented him with an album of stars’ autographs as a gift on the occasion. As these were on consecutive pages in the autograph album, Garland and Rooney were probably together when signing—presumably during the production of either Babes on Broadway or Life Begins for Andy Hardy. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Scarce financial document from the legendary Shakespearean 764. David Garrick. Influential English actor, playwright, theatre manager, and producer

(1717–1779) who gained prominence with his appearance in the title role of Shakespeare’s Richard III and who is generally considered the greatest actor of the 18th century. Very scarce manuscript DS, one page, 8.25 x 13, November 20, 1771. Garrick acknowledges that he has received “from Elizabeth Macoy and Susanna Macoy…the sum of one hundred and two pounds, ten shillings in full satisfaction and discharges of all principal money and interest due…on a conditional surrender or mortgage…of message and the lands in the said surrender particularly described and holden of said house and manor.” Signed at the bottom in bold ink by Garrick and countersigned by six witnesses. In fine condition, with some light soiling and tiny edge tears. An incredibly rare document signed during Garrick’s influential period as manager of the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Gorgeous image of “Rita Cansino”— before she was Hayworth 766. Rita Hayworth.

765. Edmund Gwenn. Matte-finish 8 x 10 photo of Gwenn and a

small dog, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Frenchie, with best wishes from Edmund Gwenn.” In fine condition, with a bit of light surface loss to top right corner tip. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Vintage matte-finish 3.5 x 5.5 German photo of Hayworth very early in her career, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Hermine Meyer, sincerely, Rita Cansino.” In fine condition, with slight irregular ink adhesion. Hayworth appeared in a number of small roles for Fox Studios under her birth name, Margarita ‘Rita’ Cansino, then adopted her familiar stage name (which was adapted from her mother’s maiden name) soon after her move to Columbia Pictures in 1937. One of just a handful of items we have offered signed with her given name. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Beautiful oversized portrait of the early MGM starlet with close personal association 767. Jean Harlow. Rare and exquisite vintage matte-finish

10.5 x 13.5 portrait of the gorgeous Harlow wrapped in a fur shawl, signed and inscribed in the lower right in fountain pen, “To my Ruthie & Johnny, I love you both more than you will ever, ever know—Yours, Jean.” Affixed to a same-size mount. In fine condition, with a crease to the upper right corner. Johnny Hamp, one of the recipients of the photo, was a well-known jazz bandleader of the Kentucky Serenaders, and he and his wife, Ruthie, were Harlow’s close personal friends. A captivating image in the elusive oversized format. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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768. Edith Head.

Desirable pencil and gouache costume sketch of a beautiful white dress designed for Grace Kelly on an off-white 12 .75 x 17 sheet, signed and approved in the lower right in pencil, “All white for Grace, Okay, Edith.” The full-length sketch shows the actress in a gorgeous gown and elegant gloves and is attributed to artist “Bob Mackie” in the lower left, who was at one time Head’s protégé and went on to become a renowned designer himself. In overall fine condition, with some rippling to edges and the enthusiastically painted background covering a portion of her face. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Scarce uninscribed portrait of Hepburn, who agrees it “looks fairly real”

770. Audrey Hepburn.

Glossy 8 x 10 MGM publicity photo of Hepburn for Green Mansions, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, “To Bo, with thanks, Audrey Hepburn.” A couple of brushes to inscription and signature, a couple small creases, and a stray ink mark to right edge, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

Mesmerizing portrait inscribed to her Gigi co-star

769. Katharine Hepburn. Scarce matte-finish 7.5 x 9.5 linen

publicity photo of Hepburn in her 1935 role as Alice Adams, signed in the lower right in black ink, attractively double-matted and framed with UV-protective glass to an overall size of 13 x 15; and a TLS sent to a previous owner of the photo, one page, 6 x 8, personal letterhead, August 21, 1984, responding to his question of whether or not the signed photo was genuine. In full: “Looks fairly real.” In overall fine condition. For her portrayal of Alice Adams, Hepburn received an Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role. An unusual and interesting autographic pairing, as she was notably reluctant to sign photos for anyone but close friends and professional associates. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

771. Audrey Hepburn. Impossibly gorgeous vintage matte-finish 6.5 x 8 photo of Hepburn, boldly signed and inscribed against the light background in fountain pen, “To Maurice Chevalier, with warmest admiration, Audrey Hepburn.” Reverse bears the copyright stamp of English photographer Antony Beauchamp. In fine condition, with uniformly trimmed edges. Not only a gorgeous photograph, this presents a wonderful association between Hepburn and Chevalier, who co-starred in Billy Wilder’s 1958 film Gigi—both of them receiving Oscar nominations for their parts. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Extremely early sketch from the year of Hitchcock’s first thriller 772. Alfred Hitchcock. Remarkable fountain pen sketch of a sailboat in the ocean on an off-white 5 x 3.75 album page, crisply signed below, “Alfred J. Hitchcock,” and dated 1927. Some light scattered staining (mostly confined to edges), otherwise fine condition. This dates to very early in his career, when he was still a fledgling director in London—Hitchcock’s first success came in the the year of this sketch, with the release of his third film and first thriller, The Lodger. A superb and unusual Hitchcock piece from his earliest days as a director. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1942 Hollywood Victory Caravan program signed for Cagney 773. Hollywood Victory Caravan. Official program from

the Hollywood Victory Caravan, for a star-studded performance at Loew’s Capital Theatre, in Washington, DC, on April 30, 1942, 9 x 12, 32 pages, signed and inscribed inside in fountain pen by four performers to James Cagney, with two signing next to their images inside. “To ‘Jimmy’ who isn’t so tough but a sweet kind whose friendship I shall cherish and whose sincere thought I will always admire. Believe me your friend, Bert Lahr”; and “To Jimmy—with the admiration and respect of Ray Milland.” The other two have signed on top of Cagney’s image first, “May 1942, Jimmy, you’re a man’s man—It took a caravan of national importance to bring two alumni together—Its been my pleasure & one that I’ll always remember. Bob Weitman”; and second, musical director Alfred Newman, who adds a three-bar AMQS of an unidentified song, and writes underneath, “I love this tune—(Irish–not Welsh) and I love you too! Alfred Newman.” In fine condition, with expected light handling wear and slight show-through from signatures on two following pages. The Hollywood Victory Caravan was a three-week trip across the country by famous performers to raise money for war bonds. Among those who appeared were Laurel and Hardy, Cary Grant, Bing Crosby, and Bob Hope, who served as the host. A wonderful item with great patriotic and celebrity association. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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The master of illusion breaks a cardinal rule— Houdini reveals a card trick 774. Harry Houdini. Card trick manuscript in the hand of his secretary, as dictated by Houdini, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 5 x 7.75, blindstamped The Players Club letterhead, postmarked November 18, 1920. In part: “Take pack of cards turn up top card count up to thirteen viz the top card is a 9 add 4 more—Keep on making packs counting to 13—(King is a pack in itself). You will generally have a few cards left, but should it come out to an even count of 13 the result will be the same. Ask someone to remove all but 3 packs—Collect these & add any residue in making the packs—shall we call this the main pack. Ask someone to turn up the top card of two of the remaining 3 packs—and add 10 to their addition—(always 10 irrespective of the turn up) say a 5 and a queen—that is 17 & 10 is 27. Count 27 cards off the main pack and the card on the top of the remaining uncovered pack is the same as the number left in your hand.” In fine condition, with a few light creases. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, addressed in the hand of Houdini’s wife, Bess Houdini, to the son of Oliver Barrett, a longtime friend. Barrett is mentioned in Houdini’s 1924 book Magician Among the Spirits as having accompanied him to a seance. Any sort of Houdini material describing his tricks or illusions is extremely scarce and of the utmost desirability. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

775. Howards of Virginia: Cary Grant. Screen-worn pants and breeches,

worn by Grant as Matt Howard in the 1940 film The Howards of Virginia. The lightweight long-sleeve pullover shirt has ruffled lace cuffs, and a United Costumers label sewn into the lining, with Grant’s name typed on the second line, production number “629 D,” on the first line, and “#4,” written on the bottom. The inside of the shirt also bears a small “Clothes Gold,” stamp to the inside. Brown breeches have a zipper and button-up front and have another United Costumers label sewn to the inside, with Grant’s name typed on the second line, and production number “606 C,” typed on the first line. In fine condition, with some scattered wear and soiling to the pants. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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776. Laurel a n d H a r d y.

Choice vintage glossy 5.5 x 3.5 photo of the comedic duo posing side-by-side in their bowler hats, boldly signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “Hello Peter! Stan Laurel” and “Oliver Hardy.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

777. Vivien Leigh. TLS, one page, 5.25 x 7, personal letterhead, November 9, 1966. Letter to a friend. In full: “I was so touched by your remembrance of my birthday—thank you for your very charming card.” In fine condition, with a crease to the upper left corner. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

778. Vivien Leigh. Desirable vintage glossy 8 x 10 photo of Leigh

in her role as Paola in the play Duel of Angels, signed above her shoulder in fountain pen. Noticeable sets of staple holes to corners and a slightly grainy quality to the image, otherwise fine condition. The play, an English-language adaptation by Christopher Fry of Jean Giraudoux’s Pour Lucrece, debuted on April 24, 1958, at the Apollo Theatre. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Original contact prints of Marilyn’s dance rehearsals for Let’s Make Love

779. Let’s Make Love: Marilyn Monroe.

Collection of 20 contact sheet proofs from original negatives of Marilyn Monroe during rehearsals of the 1960 film Let’s Make Love, some individual, and others in small two or three image strips. Most images show Monroe in a heavy cable-knit sweater, singing and dancing with a group of men in the background, with three images of Monroe, in a leotard, dancing with co-star Yves Montand. The collection originates from Margaret ‘Maggie’ Banks, assistant choreographer for the film, and includes two images of Banks at work during the rehearsals. In very good condition, with some scattered creases to several of the strips. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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780. Carole Lombard. Exceptional vintage matte-finish 11 x 14 portrait of Lombard in a

fur hood, warmly signed and inscribed in white ink, “To Syd—Thank-ya for your kindness to me. Always, Carole.” Blindstamped in the lower right by photographer John Miehle. Some creases to corners and a small tear to top edge, otherwise fine condition. A beautiful image with nicely contrasted signature and inscription against the dark background. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“This is the way I looked when I was a Gus Edwards kid”

781. Groucho Marx. Highly unusual vintage glossy 8 x 10 photo of Marx at a very young age, signed and inscribed later in fountain pen, “Dear Mrs. Edwards, This is the way I looked when I was a Gus Edwards kid—Best wishes to you, Groucho.” In very good condition, with scattered creases, tack holes and a small area of paper loss to upper corner tips, and various marks inherent to the original negative. Edwards was a vaudevillian who organized his own theatre companies, primarily producing ‘school acts’ that featured young performers. In addition to the Marx Brothers, he is credited with discovering the likes of Ray Bolger, Sally Rand, Hildegarde, and Eddie Cantor. Inscribed to Edwards’ widow, this photo holds a truly remarkable entertainment-world association and demonstrates Marx’s gratefulness to the man who helped begin his career. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Incredibly scarce letter from one of the foremost Russian directors of the 20th century 782. Vsevolod Meyerhold. Russian theatre director and actor (1874–1940) known for his experimental works and the creation of a new acting system called biomechanics; he was executed for treason after a forced confession. Very rare ALS in Cyrillic, one page, 8.25 x 10.5, June 6, 1930. Untranslated letter to Russian writer Vladimir Bienstoch in Paris. In fine condition, with intersecting folds and filing holes to the left edge. One of the most important Russian theater directors since Stanislavsky, anything from Meyerhold is incredibly difficult to find and highly sought-after: this is the first we have ever offered. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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783. Man in the Iron Mask: Leonardo DiCaprio.

Elaborate screen-worn costume worn by Leonardo DiCaprio in the role of Phillipe during the masquerade ball scene in the 1998 film ‘Man in the Iron Mask.’ Ornate three-piece costume comprises: a turban made of velvet and silk, featuring gold embroidery and ostrich feathers in green and rust with a brooch decoration. Label sewn to the inside lining reads, “Millinery by Lorraine McKee London,” along with an archive hanging tag with typed label reading, “0103400 A’’; floor-length black velvet cloak, elaborately brocaded in an Indian-style design in gold, light blue and orange, with iridescent teal beading and deep orange velvet trim. Fully lined in teal silk. Features bell sleeves cut on an angle to reveal the sleeves of the waistcoat underneath; and a waistcoat in coordinating black, orange and gold design. Buttons up the front with brass-tone openwork metal spherical buttons. Tightens with a corset back. Sunning to cloak and waistcoat missing the second button from the top, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by an MGM RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

784. 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, “That’s 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. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Marilyn’s famous subway shot 785. Marilyn Monroe. Iconic original glossy

7.5 x 7 press photo of Monroe while filming The Seven Year Itch, her white dress billowing over a subway grate as Tom Ewell looks on. Stamp-dated September 15, 1954, on the reverse. Photo bears numerous crop marks, notations, and touch-ups from use in production. In fine condition, with slightly trimmed edges and aforementioned production marks. The famous scene was filmed on September 15, 1954, matching the date stamp on the reverse. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1936 contract for the seven-year-old Spanky to make Our Gang pictures with Roach Studios, and allowing him to keep his nickname forever 786. Our Gang: Spanky McFarland. DS, signed “George McFarland,” sixteen pages, 8.5 x 13, March 7, 1936. One year agreement between the seven-year-old McFarland and Hal Roach Studios, for McFarland to appear in Hal Roach photoplays for a salary of $250 per week, with an option for eight additional six-month periods, each with an increase in salary. A small rider stapled to page 14 notes, “It is agreed that the said McFarland, upon the termination of this agreement, shall have the right to retain and use the nickname ‘Spanky’ which has been applied to him during his employment with the Studio.” Signed at the conclusion by McFarland, both of his parents (as he was a minor), and two studio executives. Document is still stapled into its original legal folder. In fine condition, with expected light document wear, and several sets of initials to a couple of pages. Discovered at the age of three, after his Aunt Dottie sent in photos in response to a magazine ad, McFarland became one of the most popular and recognizable members of the Our Gang kids. By 1935, he was the unofficial leader of the gang, competing for screen time and billing with Carl ‘Alfalfa’ Switzer. An important document from one of the first, and most successful, child actors of his time. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Stars abound in the Oscar nominee’s golden age guest book, featuring Rathbone, Astaire, and Wodehouse— along with original Charles Addams sketches 787. Roland Young Guest Book. British ac-

tor (1887–1953) who played a wide variety of roles during a lengthy career that lasted from the end of WWI through the early 1950s, coming into contact with numerous legends and celebrities along the way. Young’s personally-owned guest book, 7.25 x 9.75, bearing his bookplate affixed to a free end page, signed inside by 210 of his friends and acquaintances, most being notable celebrities, authors, and artists, including: Basil Rathbone, Theodore Dreiser, Alexander Woollcott, Robert Benchley, William Beebe, Ruth Gordon, John Barrymore, Paul Lukas, Dick Barthelmess, Noel Coward, John McCormack, P. G. Wodehouse, Ronald Colman, Fred Astaire, Paul Robeson, Joan Blondell, Dick Powell, Charles Addams, James Cagney, W. Russell Flint, Irwin Cobb, Deems Taylor (two AMQSs), and Laura Hope Crews. Many have added warm and personal inscriptions to Young, as well as some with AMQSs or small sketches, highlighted by a half-page filled with three humorous animals drawn by Charles Addams. In overall fine condition. A high-quality visitor’s book featuring a wide array of Hollywood’s movers and shakers. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

788. Will Rogers. Vintage matte-finish 7.25 x 9 close-up photo of

Rogers adorned in Hawaiian leis, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Margaret Benaglia of that great hotel The Royal Hawian [sic], Will Rogers.” In fine condition, with slightly trimmed edges. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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789. Three Stooges. Highly desirable set of pencil signatures, “3 Stooges, Larry,” “Moe,” and “Curly-Joe,” on an off-white 6 x 4 album page. In fine condition, with light scattered soiling. Accompanied by a photocopied provenance statement from the original recipient, stating that he acquired these signatures during a Three Stooges appearance in St. Louis. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


The greatest Stooge trio— Moe, Larry, and Curly

791. John Wayne. Program cover, 3 x 4, from the 7th annual Sal790. Three Stooges. Choice fountain pen signatures, “3 Stooges,

Moe,” “Curly,” and “Larry,” on a light green 4.5 x 3.5 album page. In fine condition. A very nice uninscribed example of the trio’s most popular line-up. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

admaster, Inc. covention held on January 5–7, 1954, signed in blue ballpoint by Wayne. Cover is matted inside a color print of Wayne, which is in turn double-matted and framed to an overall size of 24 x 28. In fine condition, with a light central vertical crease passing through a single letter of signature. Oversized. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Superb content Welles letter on his financially struggling Falstaff, issues with De Laurentiis, and fretting a meeting with Francisco Franco 792. Orson Welles. TLS signed “Orson,” two pages, 6.5 x 9, August 8, 1964. Letter to columnist Leonard Lyons. In part: “Because of the fairly shaky financial structure of the Falstaff deal here in Spain, I’ve been trying to cover my bets and, pretty much in despair, have been negotiating with de Laurentiis to direct one of three episodes for Soraya. I didn’t want to do this, but the dough would have been good, and a job is a job is a job. Having got the book you sent me from America, and prepared a treatment for Her Majesty’s approval, de Laurentiis suddenly signed another director (with another book!). D’you remember my long and impassioned defense of de Laurentiis to you in a Rome restaurant a couple of years ago? As usual, I didn’t know what I was talking about” Under his signature, Welles adds a lengthy postscript which reads, in part: “My TV series on Spain is the hit of the year on Italian TV. My fear now…is that I will receive a decoration from Franco. How could I accept it? If I refused, I’d have to move from our favorite country” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. A year prior to this letter, Dino de Laurentiis convinced Welles to direct an episode of his epic The Bible: In the Beginning, with Welles accepting mainly for the $200,000 paycheck. His version far differed from de Laurentiis’s idea, and he was replaced by John Huston. Welles’s television program, In the Land of Don Quixote, was a travelogue of Spain done for Italian television. The director’s insistence to narrate the show himself in Italian was rebuffed by the network, and the release was delayed until 1964, with the network adding its own narration. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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793. Academy Award Winners

794. Acquanetta

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796. Actors and Actresses

797. Actors and Actresses

798. Actors and Actresses

799. Actors and Actresses

800. Actors and Actresses

801. Actors and Actresses

802. Actors and Actresses

803. Actresses

804. Fred Astaire

805. Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers

806. Josephine Baker

807. Ingrid Bergman

808. Busby Berkeley

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795. Actors

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809. Sarah Bernhardt

810. Richard Boone

811. The Bowery Boys

813. British Actors

814. Billie Burke

815. Leslie Caron

816. David Carradine

817. Maurice Chevalier

818. Russ Columbo

819. Lou Costello

820. Noel Coward

821. Joan Crawford

822. Joan Crawford

823. Peter Cushing

824. Dorothy Dandridge

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825. Sammy Davis, Jr MB $200

826. Yvonne De Carlo and Ken Weatherwax

827. Marlene Dietrich and Jean Gabin

828. Dukes of Hazzard

829. Clint Eastwood

830. Errol Flynn

831. Margot Fonteyn

832. Kay Francis

833. Clark Gable

834. Maria Garrick

835. Janet Gaynor

836. John Gielgud

837. William Gillette

838. Betty Grable

839. Betty Grable

840. Martha Graham

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841. Gloria Grahame

842. Happy Days

843. William S. Hart

844. Rita Hayworth

845. Robert Helpmann

846. Jim Henson

847. Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy

848. Charlton Heston

851. Rochelle Hudson

852. Dorothy Lamour

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849. Dustin Hoffman MB $200

853. Hal Le Roy MB $200

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850. Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour MB $200

854. Canada Lee MB $200

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855. Sophia Loren MB $200

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856. Jayne Mansfield MB $200

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857. Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, and Joe DiMaggio

858. Lee Marvin

859. Zeppo Marx

860. Louis B. Mayer

861. Toshiro Mifune

862. Marilyn Monroe: Manfred L. Kreiner

863. Helen Morgan

864. Mae Murray

868. Rudolf Nureyev

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865. Musical Theatre

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866. The Nicholas Brothers

867. Jack Nicholson

869. Franklin Pangborn

870. Anna Pavlova

871. Anthony Perkins

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873. Gilda Radner

874. Gilda Radner

875. Basil Rathbone

876. Jean Renoir

877. Margaret Rutherford

878. Robert Ryan

879. Red Skelton

880. Steven Spielberg

881. Elizabeth Taylor

882. Francois Truffaut

883. Vera-Ellen

884. Johnny Weissmuller

885. Orson Welles

886. Mae West

887. Wizard of Oz: Jack Haley

888. Wizard of Oz: Frank Morgan

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sports 890. Grover Cleveland Alexander. Scarce fountain pen sig-

nature, “G. C. Alexander,” on an off-white 4.75 x 1 slip clipped from an album page. Encapsulated in a plastic PSA/DNA authentication holder. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

891. Muhammad Ali. Rare color 30 x 23 on-site fight poster for the January 28, 1974, fight between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier at Madison Square Garden, signed in silver ink by Ali. Poster is marked “Litho’d by Passantino Printing Co.” of New York City at lower right. In very good condition, with scattered soiling and dampstaining. Pre-certified Steve Grad/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

892. Muhammad Ali. Color 23 x 29 on-site fight poster for the

September 29, 1977, bout between Ali and Ernie Shavers at Madison Square Garden, signed in black felt tip by Ali. Double-suede-matted and framed with a descriptive plaque and a photo of Ali taken at the time of the private signing to an overall size of 30.5 x 44. In very good condition, with scattered foxing and dampstaining, a central horizontal crease, and a few other scattered creases. Oversized. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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893. Muhammad Ali. Fantastic color 10.75 x 16.25 poster showing Ali in a full-length pugilistic pose, folding out from the inside cover of the May 1965 issue of Boxing Illustrated, signed circa 1966 in blue ballpoint, “From Muhammad Ali.” In fine condition, with partial separation at spine. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


894. Muhammad Ali. Large and highly desirable AQS on an 11.75 x 8.5 manila

folder, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, “To Mike, from Muhammad Ali, Three time Heavy Weight Champion, after me there will never be another. 2-11-88. The Greatest of All Time,” with Ali adding sketches of a boxing ring and a smiley face below. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Enormous portrait of Ali taunting a fallen Liston 895. Muhammad Ali. Huge satin-finish 29 x 23.5 photo of Ali standing

over a fallen Sonny Liston, signed and inscribed in blue felt tip and dated 2008. Double-matted to an overall size of 35 x 29.5. In fine condition. Oversized. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

897. Baseball Hall of Famers. Collection of seven uncommon 896. Muhammad Ali. Print, 14 x 18, of Ali draped in a towel, signed

and inscribed in blue ballpoint, “To Jim & Marty, Muhammad Ali, Jan 17–80.” Also signed in pencil by the artist, Dorothy E. Cooney. Matted to an overall size of 20 x 24. In fine condition. Accompanied by a 2013 letter of provenance from the son of the original recipients. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

signatures of Hall of Famers on individual slips and cards, including: Tris Speaker, Herb Pennock, Frank Baker, Harry Heilmann (pencil), Branch Rickey, Clark Griffith, and Fred Clarke. In overall very good to fine condition, with toned tape affecting the entire Speaker signature, a sticky substance over Rickey’s signature, and Pennock’s signature closely cropped, affecting one letter. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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898. Baseball. Collection of

three official Majestic replica baseball jerseys, with sewn on letters and numbers, each signed in black felt tip or silver ink by a major baseball star, including: Yu Darvish, Carlton Fisk, and Chipper Jones. In overall fine condition. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from PSA/DNA for the Jones jersey. RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

899. Baseball Hall of Famers. Fountain pen signatures of Jim Bottomley, Nelson Fox, and Mickey Cochrane (ins) on individual 5.5 x 3.25 government postcards. All are encapsulated in plastic PSA/DNA authentication holders. In overall very good condition, with toned strips of tape affixed over each signature. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

900. Basketball. Collection of 12 replica basketball jerseys, most with sewn on letters and numbers, each signed in felt tip or ink by a major basketball star, including: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Nate ‘Tiny’ Archibald, Elgin Baylor, John Havlicek, Jerry Lucas, Magic Johnson, Sam Jones, Moses Malone, Wes Unseld, Dwyane Wade, Jerry West, and John Wooden. In overall fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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901. Boxing. Impressive collection of approximately 90 items, primarily consisting of vintage signed photos as well as a few letters and documents, each signed by a boxer. The great majority are signed by old-time boxers, from the notable to the obscure, dating back to as early as 1909. Signers include: Muhammad Ali, Freddie Archer, Earl Baird, Sammy Baker, Carmen Basilio, Sid Bert, Robert Blevins, Knut and Jurgen Blin, Harvey Bright, Red Burman, Bob Cairns, Tony Caponi, Jefferson Davis, Martins de Oliveira, Johnny de Villiers, Henry Dionne, Assane Diouf, ‘Battling’ Odin Dudrich (2), M. Jack Edwards, Johnny Ertle, Elmer Ester, Eddie Farrell, Lester Felton (2), Hugh ‘Pat’ Floyd, Nat Franks, Joe Glick, Harry Gordon, Alvin Green (2), Eddie Gribbon, Willie Harmon, Dwight Hawkins, Abe ‘The Newsboy’ Hollandersky (2), Evander Holyfield, Jim Jacobs, Duke Johnson, John Lester Johnson, Marty Kane, Jim Kenrick, Joe Ketchel, Young Ketchel, Don King, Joe Kukal, Jean Labalette, Glen Lee, Johnny Leonard, Hilly Levine, Tommy Lown, Rosario ‘Kid Locke’ Lucca, Rocky Luce, Joe Lynch, Jack Malone, Jack McAuliffe II, Jim McCoy, Duke McKenzie, Ferd Mehlhoff, Bobby Michaels, Pal Moran, Shamus O’Brien (6), Roland Parshall, Henry Paz, Tuzo Portuguez (2), Young Pulver, Long Sing Que, Maxie Rosenbloom (3), Al Rossberg, Otis Rudd, Rudiger Schmidtke, Don Sinibaldi, Midget Smith, Paul Smith, Howard C. Tait, Georgie ‘Kid’ Texas, Eddie ‘Irish’ Thiel, Joe Tipman, Mario Trigo, Mike Tyson, Vinnie Vines, Mike Weaver, Al Webster, Jack White, Harry ‘Spider’ Winkler, and Lester Young. In overall very good to fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Portrait of a confidentlooking ‘Georgia Peach’

902. Roberto Clemente. Uncommon color 7.75 x 10.5 magazine

photo of Clemente in his Pittsburgh Pirates hat, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint, “To Dick, Best Wishes, Roberto Clemente.” In very good condition, with noticeable intersecting folds (a vertical fold passing through inscription and signature), tape remnants to the right edge, and a couple small edge tears. A classic image of the great right fielder in a scarce format. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

903. Ty Cobb. Vintage 2.25 x 3.25 clipped program photo of Cobb in his uniform, signed in fountain pen. In fine condition, with a repaired tear to bottom edge, not affecting signature, and uneven edges. Precertified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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904. Ty Cobb. Choice fountain pen signature, “Ty Cobb, June11-27,” on an off-white 4.5 x 2.5 album page. Encapsulated in a plastic PSA/DNA authentication holder. In fine condition. An especially desirable signature as it dates to his playing days, 1927 being his penultimate year in the Major Leagues. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

905. James J. Corbett. ALS, signed “Jim Cor-

bett,” two pages, 5.25 x 6.5, Mrs. Jas. J. Corbett letterhead, January 16, 1931. Letter addressed to “My dear Mayor,” in part: “Remember calling on your dear Mother very well and had a nice chat with her. I hope it won’t be long before I am down your way again as always have a real good time. Enjoyed reading the paper you sent very much as it put me in mind of the great time we had that night.” In fine condition, with an office stamp to top right of first page. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from James Spence. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

906. Football. Collection of nine replica football jerseys, with sewn on letters and numbers, each signed on the number on the back in felt tip or ink by a major football star, including: Terry Bradshaw, Dick Butkus, Eric Dickerson, John Elway, Doug Flutie, Joe Montana, Emmitt Smith, Bart Starr, and LaDainian Tomlinson. In overall fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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907. Football.

Collection of five replica football jerseys, with sewn on letters and numbers, each signed on the number on the back in black felt tip by a major football star, including: Troy Aikman, Jim Brown, John Elway, Joe Namath, and Herschel Walker. In overall fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

908. Football Hall of Famers. Collection of 20 color 4 x 6 Goal Line Art cards, limited to 5000, each signed by the Hall of Famer pictured, including: Herb Adderley, Lem Barney, Harry Carson, Willie Davis, Joe DeLamielleure, ‘Bullet’ Bill Dudley, Bob Griese, John Hannah, Jimmy Johnson, Paul Krause, Jim Langer, Yale Lary, Bob Lilly, Larry Little, Curtis Martin, Bruce Smith, Jackie Smith, Jan Stenerud, Dave Wilcox, and Rod Woodson. In overall very fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Beautiful Burke image of Foxx in his Red Sox heyday 909. Jimmie Foxx. Superlative circa late 1930s matte-finish 8 x 10 George Burke portrait of Foxx kneeling on the field in his Boston Red Sox uniform, gorgeously signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “Walter, my friend, may the best always be yours. Sincere wishes—Jimmie Foxx.” Reverse bears Burke’s “Geo. Burke, 847 Belmont Ave., Chicago” stamp on the reverse. In fine to very fine condition. Foxx is very scarce in signed photos of this size and quality, and Burke’s photos are of the utmost desirability among collectors—he is universally acknowledged as the one of the greatest baseball photographers of his day, with many of his images being used in the iconic Goudey baseball card sets of the early 1930s. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Game-used warm-up shirt from Jordan’s final year in Chicago 911. Michael Jordan. Game-used

910. Jimmie Foxx. Ballpoint signature, “Jimmie Foxx,” on an

off-white 3.25 x 2 slip clipped from an article about baseball. Nicely archivally double-matted and framed with a photo of Foxx to an overall size of 12.75 x 17.25. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

warm-up shirt from Jordan’s final season with the Chicago Bulls in 1998. Pullover jersey, with “Chicago,” sewn on the front, and a small bull embroidered on the reverse just below the collar. The Nike maker’s tag is sewn to the lower left tail, size 3XL, with a “23” written on it in black felt tip, and a smaller NBA authentic tag along the right edge. In fine condition, with expected wear from use and multiple washings. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Lou Lampson stating, “The pullover was used in MJ’s final season in Chi-Town.” Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

912. Joe Frazier. Frazier’s personal Pennsylvania driver’s license,

3,25 x 2, with an expiration date of January 13, 2005, printed with his personal information, photo, and facsimile signature. In fine condition, with expected wear from use, a few bubbles to the laminate finish, and a cancellation hole to the center. Accompanied by a letter of provenance signed by his daughter, Weatta Frazier-Collins. A one-of-a-kind piece from the boxing legend who dealt Muhammad Ali his first defeat in the ‘Fight of the Century’ in 1971. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

913. Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, and Larry Bird. Three parquet floor

sections, all appearing to be game-used pieces from the players’ home arenas, measuring between 4 x 3 and 6 x 6, individually signed in black felt tip by Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, and Larry Bird. Various scuffs and wear, otherwise overall fine condition. A PSA/DNA label is affixed to the Johnson section; an Upper Deck label is affixed to the Jordan; and a Schwartz Sports label is affixed to the Bird (certificates of authenticity not present). RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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914. LA Lakers Legends. Ap-

pealing color limited edition 39 x 22 print showing illustrated portraits of Wilt Chamberlain, Jerry West, Magic Johnson, Elgin Baylor, and Kareem Abudl-Jabbar, numbered 792/1992, signed in pencil by each player beneath his image. Also signed in the lower right by the artist, Ann Neilsen. In fine condition. Accompanied by a purple and gold mat for appropriate framing. Pre-certified Steve Grad/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Rare portrait from a 1956 Batter-Up Pancakes promo shoot

Lowe’s game-worn road jersey from 2002, his finest season

916. Mickey Mantle. Scarce glossy 7.25 x 8.5 promotional photo of

915. Derek Lowe. Lowe’s game-used official Russell Athletic gray Boston Red Sox away jersey from the 2002 season, with sewn on letters and numbers, featuring “Boston” across the chest, and “Lowe” and his number 32 on the back. The left sleeve features a black mourning band and number 9 to honor the late Red Sox legend Ted Williams, who passed away on July 5, 2002. The Russell Athletic manufacturer’s tag is sewn to the front left tail, with three adjacent flag tags to indicate size and material, “52, 100% Polyester,” and alterations, “+2˝ Extra Length” and “+1˝ Sleeve Length.” Exhibits general expected wear from use, with a few subtle stains and loose threads to edges of the name and number patches. This is an especially desirable jersey due to its unique association with Williams and its 2002 date, as this was the best season of Lowe’s entire 17-year career—he went 21-8 with a 2.58 ERA, threw a memorable no-hitter against Tampa Bay in April, and finished third in the voting for the Cy Young Award. He cemented his place in Red Sox lore during the 2004 postseason, winning the deciding game of each series en route to the first Boston World Series championship since 1918. A fabulous piece of gameworn memorabilia from an important period of Red Sox history. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Mantle taken for Batter-Up Pancakes in 1956, beautifully signed and inscribed in fountain pen against the light background, “To Dougie, My Best Wishes, a Pal, Mickey Mantle.” Nicely double-matted and framed to an overall size of 13 x 14. In fine condition, with a diagonal crease to the dark lower portion of the photo, hardly affecting its overall superb appearance. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from JSA. A rarely seen image and exceptional example of Mantle’s early signature. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

917. Jackie Robinson.

Matte-finish 10 x 8 candid photo of Robinson in his later years, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, “To Barbara, with best wishes. It was good meeting you—I hope you have continued success. Jackie Robinson.” Reverse bears a Bob Wands photographer’s stamp. Noticeable scattered creases (mostly to corners), otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Rare game-used uniform from 1978— Remy’s only All-Star season 918 . Jerry Remy. Remy’s game-used official McAulliffe gray Boston

Red Sox away uniform from the 1978 season, consisting of both his jersey and pants. The jersey features “Boston” across the front and his number “2” on the back, with the McAuliffe Uniform Corp. manufacturer’s tag sewn inside the collar area with a smaller size “40” tag below. Two tags are also sewn on the front tail, one with washing instructions and one indicating the year, “1978.” The pants are gray with a thick red and navy blue elastic waistband, with the McAuliffe tag sewn inside along with tags for washing instructions and the year, waist, and inseam, reading “1978,” “30,” and “20,” respectively. Remy’s number 2 is also written inside the waistband in thick black laundry marker. Both pieces exhibit moderate to heavy wear consistent with use, including stitched repairs to the seat of the pants, buckling to the number on the back of the jersey, and pilling to the “Boston” letter patches on the front, as well as various small tobacco juice stains throughout. The uniform is entirely original and unaltered, with complete uniforms from this era being quite difficult to find, as they were often passed down to minor league clubs. This also represents a particularly important point in Remy’s career—1978 was his first year with the Red Sox and his only All-Star season, in which he tallied 30 stolen bases beside a respectable .278 batting average. In retirement, Remy continued his career with the Red Sox as a broadcaster, becoming a staple of the Boston sports scene and leader of ‘Red Sox Nation’ with his color commentary during television broadcasts. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Highly desirable Ruth signature alongside DiMaggio’s Miss America paramour 919. Babe Ruth.

Fountain pen signature, “Sincerely, Babe Ruth,” on an off-white 3.5 x 1.5 card. Also signed later by the young lady crowned Miss America in 1951, “Best wishes, Yolande Betbeze, ‘Miss America.’” Attractively matted and framed with an image of Ruth to an overall size of 10.5 x 12.5. In very good condition, with moderate overall creases and light soiling. Betbeze was rumored to have dated Joe DiMaggio, though it is also claimed that they were just friendsThe original collector was almost certainly well-connected to the New York Yankees organization or the city’s elite social scene, given that Ruth passed away at least three years prior to Betbeze’s signing the same card. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Ruth in a rickshaw—the true ‘sultan’ of swat 920. Babe Ruth. Unique glossy 4.75 x 3.25 candid photo of Ruth traveling in a rickshaw, neatly signed on the left side in fountain pen. Scattered creases (most noticeably to lower left), otherwise fine condition. This is affixed within a larger album containing over 200 photos of a family’s trip in Japan, most hand-colored, with most of the images showing children or ordinary life; only a few depict Japanese people, and no other famous figures are present. In 1934, Babe Ruth led a team of American All-Stars on a barnstorming tour of Japan, defeating the Japanese teams in all 18 games they played—Ruth hit 13 home runs in the effort. The trip was a tremendous overall success and did much to enhance baseball’s popularity in the country, and Ruth’s presence was the highlight of the tour—hundreds of thousands came out to see the ‘Living God of Baseball’ in person, and even today there is a plaque in Koshien Stadium commemorating the fact that Ruth played there. This highly unusual photo recalls Ruth’s glorious trip and embodies his status as a worldwide superstar. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Rare and unissued World’s Fair Academy of Sport certificate from the appointed baseball instructor Babe Ruth 921. Babe Ruth. DS, one page,

8.5 x 11, October 16, 1940. Unissued 1940 World’s Fair Academy of Sport attendance certificate, which reads, in part: “This is to Certify that…attended instruction at the Academy of Sport New York World’s Fair and he is hereby commended for his interest in Sport and his intentions to practice the ideals of Sportsmanship and Clean Competition as exemplified by the Baseball and Football leaders who have instructed him.” Signed at the conclusion by Ruth, and also signed by Ruth’s agent Christy Walsh. Scattered soiling, a few edge dings, as well as a few creases to corners and edges (upper left corner tip missing), otherwise fine condition. A seldom-seen memento of the home-run champion’s ever-enduring love of the game, and the young fans who would carry it into the future. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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Schumacher’s game-worn 2006 ‘Spiel des Herzens’ jersey

922. Michael Schumacher. Schumacher’s game-worn official

red mesh Puma Mannheim ‘Spiel des Herzens’ jersey, signed on both the front and back in black felt tip by Schumacher. He wore this jersey for the ‘Spiel des Herzens’ event on July 27, 2006, which was a celebrity soccer match held to raise money for UNESCO. In fine condition, with some underarm staining from use. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from MSM/SMP, and two images from the match. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

923. Sports Signatures. Collection of 56 ink and felt tip signatures of various sports stars on individual cards, slips, and album pages, with almost all of the signers adding brief inscriptions. Signers are: Roberto Duran, Phil Esposito, George Foreman, Tony Galento, Wayne Gretzky, Reggie Jackson, Billie Jean King (2), Sugar Ray Leonard, Stan Musial, Arnold Palmer, Pele, Sugar Ray Robinson, Duke Snider, Mario Andretti, Tai Babilonia, Elgin Baylor, Billy Blanks, Larry Brooks, Steve Carlson, Harry Carson, Ron Cey, Jimmy Connors, John Curry, Luis Miguel Dominguin, Cory Everson, Steve Garvey, Mitch Gaylord, Frank Gifford, Scott Hamilton, Franco Harris, Ingemar Johansson, Deacon Jones, Al Kaline, Charlie Keller, Harmon Killebrew, Bowie Kuhn, Tommy Lasorda, Davey Lopes, Nancy Lopez, Greg Louganis, Lucia Miguel, Earl Monroe, Bobby Murcer, John Newcombe, Jim Palmer, Gary Player, Bobby Riggs, Pat Riley, Kyle Rote, Steve Sax, O. J. Simpson, Jojo Starbuck, Lynn Swann, Herschel Walker, Kristi Yamaguchi, and Jack Youngblood. In overall fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Excessively rare check to the last bare-knuckle champion

924. John L. Sullivan. Boxer known as the ‘Boston Strong Boy’ (1858–1918) recognized as the last heavyweight champion of bareknuckle boxing under the London Prize Ring Rules. Personal check, 7 x 2.5, filled out in another hand and signed by Frederick Willets, payable to John L. Sullivan for $50, January 5, 1889, endorsed on the reverse by Sullivan, “John L. Sullivan.” In very good condition, with multiple folds passing through the signature, scattered soiling, and a cancellation cut significantly affecting the first letter of the signature. Later this year, on July 9, 1889, Sullivan would successfully defend his world title by defeating Jake Kilrain in what was the last-ever bout under the bare-knuckle London Prize Ring Rules. Highly desirable in any form, this is the only check—endorsed or otherwise—that we have ever encountered. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

925. Bill Tilden. ALS signed “Bill,” one page, lightly-lined both sides, 5 x 8, November 1, 1949. Letter written from prison to his protege, Bratto Anderson, and his mother Marrion. In part: “Congratulations on the doubles. Even though the mail has not yet arrived the Examiner gave me the news. Thats a nice clean cut win…I feel much more confidence in your game than ever before. Great stuff. Keep going… I’ll be counting the days til we get working together again pal.” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, addressed in Tilden’s hand. Tilden was released from jail about six weeks after writing this letter, on December 19. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


Scarce single-signed Wagner on the sweet spot 926. Honus Wagner. Official Spalding National League (Frick) baseball signed in fountain pen on the sweet spot. In very good condition, with scattered surface loss affecting portions of the signature, overall toning and soiling, rubbing obscuring areas of the league and maker stamps, and a light coat of shellac; despite these blemishes, it is a very presentable and boldly signed example of the sought-after single-signed format. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The football icon talks spring practice and nationwide recruiting 927. Glenn ‘Pop’ Warner. ALS signed “Glenn S. Warner,” two pages, 8.5

x 11, Council on Athletics, Temple University letterhead, May 6, 1935. Letter to a friend. In part: “Our spring practice will be over this week…My bum hip has been giving me a lot of trouble this winter and spring so I am going direct home via rail…I want to thank you for trying to round up some good boys for us but we have lined up some pretty good boys who live right around here and perhaps it is just as well for us not to try to land boys from as far away as Texas…Prospects here look pretty good for next fall but it will be very hard to equal out last season’s record.” In fine condition, with a horizontal mailing fold passing through the signature and a small stain to the top of the first page. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The ‘Splendid Splinter’ and ‘Yankee Clipper’ face off on opening day in 1950 928. Ted Williams and Joe DiMaggio. Vintage glossy 9.5

x 7.5 photo of Williams and DiMaggio posing together at Fenway Park, presented in its original 13.5 x 10.5 mat, signed and inscribed on the mat in blue ballpoint, “To a great fellow Cy, Best always, Ted Williams” and “To my friend Cy, With warmest personal regards, from Joe DiMaggio.” Framed to an overall size of 14.5 x 11.5, with the original press caption affixed to the backing. In fine condition, with silvering to dark areas of the image. On the day this photo was taken, April 18, 1950, the Yankees beat the Red Sox by a score of 15–10 in a dramatic come-from-behind victory. Both Hall of Famers played well, with Williams reaching base five times and driving in two runs, and DiMaggio tallying three hits and scoring twice. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Scarce full signature of baseball’s unchallenged RBI king

Oversized Upper Deck photo of Woods’s 2001 Masters victory

930. Tiger Woods. Limited edition color glossy 15 x 19 photo 929. Hack Wilson. Choice fountain pen signature, “Lewis Hack

Wilson,” on an off-white 3.25 x .75 clipped slip. Attractively triplematted and framed with a photo of Wilson in his batting stance to an overall size of 14 x 19.5. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

of Woods raising his fist in the air after winning the 2001 Masters, numbered 308/500, signed in blue felt tip. Matted and framed with a descriptive plaque to an overall size of 20.5 x 28.5. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Upper Deck. In fine condition, with some scattered light dings to frame. Oversized. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Unique photo of the Red Sox owner inscribed to the clubhouse manager— from Ted Williams’s estate 931. Tom Yawkey. Exceptional glossy 8 x 10 publicity photo of the longtime Red

Sox owner, signed and inscribed in white ink, “Best wishes to John Orlando, from Tom Yawkey.” In fine condition, with a few subtle surface creases. Orlando was the Boston Red Sox clubhouse manager and close friend of Ted Williams, credited with giving him the nickname ‘The Kid.’ This signed photo originated from the Williams family estate and is accompanied by a letter of provenance signed by his daughter. Also accompanied by the original wooden frame and a photo of Orlando showing off photos gathered throughout his career, with this photo visible in the background. Yawkey material is scarce in any form, and its multiple Red Sox associations make this portrait a remarkable piece of Boston sports history. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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932. Muhammad Ali

933. Muhammad Ali

934. Muhammad Ali

935. Muhammad Ali

936. Baltimore Orioles

937. Baseball

938. Baseball Hall of Famers

939. Baseball Hall of Famers

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940. Baseball Hall of Famers

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941. Baseball Hall of Famers MB $200

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943. Baseball: National League All-Stars MB $200

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944. Wade Boggs MB $200

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942. Baseball Hall of Famers MB $200

945. Brooklyn Dodgers: 1945 MB $200

946. Andy Callahan MB $200

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947. Roger Clemens MB $200

951. Babe Didrikson Zaharias

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955. Joe DiMaggio

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953. Joe DiMaggio

954. Joe DiMaggio

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956. Joe DiMaggio

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950. Jack Dempsey

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952. Joe DiMaggio

958. DiMaggio Brothers

948. Cleveland Indians: 1978

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959. Dale Earnhardt MB $200

960. Dale Earnhardt MB $200

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957. Joe DiMaggio MB $200

961. Matt Forte MB $200


962. Football

963. Football

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964. Joe Frazier

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965. Golf

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967. Golf: US Open Champions MB $200

970. Red Grange MB $200

966. Golf

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971. Wayne Gretzky MB $200

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968. Joe Gordon

969. Curt Gowdy

972. Houston Colt .45s: 1964

973. Derek Jeter

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974. Ban Johnson

975. Michael Jordan

976. Sandy Koufax

977. Vince Lombardi

978. Mickey Mantle MB $200

979. Mickey Mantle and Ted Williams

980. Mantle, DiMaggio, and Williams

981. Alice Marble

982. Rocky Marciano

983. Roger Maris

984. Joe Montana

985. NY Mets

986. NY Yankees

987. Barney Oldfield

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988. Bobby Orr MB $200


989. Jesse Owens

990. Alex Rodriguez

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991. San Francisco 49ers

992. Carroll Shelby

994. Horton Smith

995. Sam Snead

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993. Barry Sanders MB $200

996. Tennis

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997. Bill Tilden

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998. Dwyane Wade

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999. Ted Williams MB $200

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1000. Wrestlers MB $200

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Terms and Conditions of Sale TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE - AGREEMENT BETWEEN R&R AUCTION COMPANY, LLC AND BIDDER BY EITHER REGISTERING TO BID OR PLACING A BID, THE BIDDER ACCEPTS THESE CONDITIONS OF SALE AND ENTERS INTO A LEGALLY, BINDING, ENFORCEABLE AGREEMENT WITH RR AUCTION. The following terms and conditions constitute the sole terms and conditions under which R&R AUCTION COMPANY (“RR Auction”) will offer for sale and sell the property described in the Catalog. These Conditions of Sale constitute a binding agreement between the Bidder and RR Auction with respect to the auction. By bidding at auction, whether in person, through an agent or representative, by telephone, facsimile, on-line, absentee bid, or by any other form of bid or by any other means, the Bidder acknowledges the thorough reading and understanding of all of these Conditions of Sale, all descriptions of items in the Catalog, and all matters incorporated herein by reference, and agrees to be fully bound thereby. NO BID MAY BE PLACED IN ANY MANNER UNLESS THE BIDDER HAS FULLY REVIEWED AND AGREES TO ALL OF THE “CONDITIONS OF SALE” EITHER PRINTED IN THE CATALOG OR ONLINE, AS WELL AS THE TERMS OF THE REGISTRATION FORM. BY PLACING ANY BID, THE BIDDER REPRESENTS AND WARRANTS TO RR AUCTION THAT HE OR SHE HAS FULLY REVIEWED AND AGREES TO BE BOUND BY ALL OF THESE “CONDITIONS OF SALE” AND THE TERMS OF THE REGISTRATION FORM. WITHOUT SUCH REPRESENTATION, WARRANTY AND AGREEMENT, RR AUCTION WOULD NOT PERMIT THE BIDDER TO BID. Bidder and RR Auction agree that any agreements between the Bidder and RR Auction including but not limited to these Conditions of Sale are entered into in Boston Massachusetts, Suffolk County, which is where the agreements are to be performed and the auction to take place, no matter where Bidder is situated and no matter by what means or where Bidder was informed of the auction and regardless of whether catalogs, materials, or other communications were received by Bidder in another location. Both RR Auction and the Bidder agree that any disputes under these Conditions of Sale, the subject matter hereof, the entering into, or any aspect of the auction, shall be exclusively governed by Boston Massachusetts, Suffolk County law, and that any and all claims or actions shall be brought and maintained only in Boston Massachusetts, Suffolk County. THE PARTIES EXPRESSLY WAIVE ANY RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY. The Bidder hereby consents that any dispute shall be presented in confidential binding arbitration before a single selected Arbitrator selected by the American Arbitration Association. The Bidder and RR Auction herby agree that the dispute shall go to binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial rules of the American Arbitration Association. The American Arbitration Association arbitration shall be conducted under the provisions of the Federal Arbitration Act and the Bidder consents to jurisdiction in The Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Any dispute, claim, cause of action must be brought within one (1) year of the alleged breach, default or misrepresentation or the claim is waived. After one (1) year, the Bidder hereby releases and discharges RR Auction from any and all legal, equitable, administrative and/or other claims, counterclaims, demands, setoffs, defenses, accounts, suits, debts, dues, actions, causes of action, proceedings, arbitrations, damages, executions, judgments, findings, controversies and disputes, whether known or unknown or suspected or unsuspected, whether in law or equity, that the Bidder have or may have had against RR Auction arising from or relating to any claim whatsoever. Both Bidder and RR Auction agree that these provisions are intended to be binding on all parties in the event of any dispute specifically including third party claims and cross-actions brought by either RR Auction or Bidder, and that absent such agreement, RR Auction would not permit Bidder to bid hereunder. Any violation of the terms of this Paragraph shall entitle RR Auction to reasonable attorney fees and litigation costs in addition to all other available remedies, all of which remain reserved. The Bidder hereby agrees that RR Auction shall be entitled to present these Conditions of Sale to a court in any ju-

risdiction other than set forth in this paragraph as conclusive evidence of the parties’ agreement, and the parties further agree that the court shall immediately dismiss any action filed in such jurisdiction. An award granted in arbitration is enforceable in any court of competent jurisdiction. The arbitrator’s award may be enforced in any court of competent jurisdiction. This agreement and any claims shall be determined and construed under Boston Massachusetts, Suffolk County law. RR Auction is in compliance, to the fullest extent possible, with Boston Massachusetts, Suffolk County procedures regarding the bonding of auctioneers. Auctioneer and Auction: 1. This Auction is presented by RR Auction, a d/b/a/ of R&R Auction Company, LLC, as identified with the applicable licensing information on the title page of the catalog or on the www.RRauction.com Internet site (the “Auctioneer”). The Auction is conducted under these Terms and Conditions of Sale and applicable state and local law. Announcements and corrections from the podium at live auctions and those made through the Terms and Conditions of Sale appearing on the Internet at RRauction.com supersede those in the printed catalog. Bidder/Bidders: 2. “Bidder” or “Bidders” shall mean the original Bidder of the property from RR Auction and not any subsequent owner or other person who may acquire or have acquired an interest therein. If Bidder is an agent, the agency must be disclosed in writing to RR Auction prior to the time of sale, otherwise the benefits of the warranty shall be limited to the agent and not transferable to the undisclosed principal. 3. The rights granted to Bidders under these Terms and Conditions of Sale are personal and may not be assigned or transferred to any other person or entity, whether by operation of law or otherwise. Any attempt to assign or transfer any such rights shall be absolutely void and unenforceable. No third party may rely on any benefit or right conferred on any Bidder by these Terms and Conditions of Sale. 4. Bids will not be accepted from minor persons under eighteen (18) years of age without a parent’s written consent containing an acknowledgment that the Terms and Conditions of Sale herein and indicating their agreement to be bound thereby on behalf of the Bidder. 5. Any person participating or registering for the Auction agrees to be bound by and accepts these Terms and Conditions of Sale. 6. All Bidders must meet Auctioneer’s qualifications to bid. Any Bidder who is not a client in good standing of RR Auction may be disqualified at RR Auction’s sole option and will not be awarded lots. Such determination may be made by RR Auction in its sole and unlimited discretion, at any time prior to, during, or even after the close of the Auction. RR Auction reserves the right to exclude any person from the auction. 7. If an entity places a bid, then the person executing the bid on behalf of the entity agrees to personally guarantee payment for any successful bid. 8. By accepting the Terms and Conditions of Sale, Bidder personally and unconditionally guarantees payment. If the Bidder is a corporation, the officers, directors, and principals of the corporation hereby agree to personally and unconditionally guarantee payment as part of the corporation’s agreement to bid. The authorized representative of any corporate Bidder who is present at the sale shall provide RR Auction or its agent, prior to the commencement of the bidding (or at the time of registration), with a statement signed by each principal, director and officer that they each personally and unconditionally guarantee any payment due RR Auction Credit: 9. In order to place bids, Bidders who have not established credit with the Auctioneer must either furnish satisfactory credit information (including two collectibles-related business references) or supply valid credit card information, well in advance of the Auction. Bidders who are not members of RRAuction.com should pre-register before the close of the Auction to allow adequate time to contact references. Credit will be granted at the discretion of Auctioneer. Additionally Bidders who have not previously established credit or who wish to bid in excess of their established credit history may be required to provide their social


security number or the last four digits thereof so a credit check may be performed prior to Auctioneer’s acceptance of a bid. Check writing privileges and immediate delivery of merchandise may also be determined by pre-approval of credit based on a combination of criteria: RRAuction.com history, related industry references, bank verification, a credit bureau report and/or a personal guarantee for a corporate or partnership entity in advance of the auction venue. Buyer’s Premium: 10. 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.

TERMINOLOGY

Condition: Each item in the catalog is described with a statement of opinion indicating its overall condition. The condition of the items we offer generally falls into the following range: good—very good—fine—very fine. Treated as a scale of 1 to 4, good describes an item that has as many as several flaws, which are described in detail; very fine describes an item whose condition and appearance may be regarded as flawless and superior in every respect. Most of the items we offer are in fine condition, meaning that there are no serious flaws. While we make every effort to describe flaws that materially affect appearance and value, we generally do not specify minor or routine flaws, such as (but not limited to) pencil or secretarial notations, mailing folds to letters, normal aging to paper, or tiny bends or creases from normal handling. We encourage prospective bidders to examine the image(s) of each item closely and to contact us with specific inquiries regarding condition. Group Lots: In descriptions of group lots of two or more items, every effort is made to mention any obvious flaws. Bidders should note that condition for group lots is given as a general statement or range, and that specific flaws to single items within the group may be omitted in the interest of catalog space. Questions about group lots, or specific items within a group lot, should be addressed before the close of the auction to Stacey Jordan (Stacey.Jordan@RRAuction.com). Matted and Framed: Many of the items offered for sale in our monthly auctions are described as matted and/or framed. We do not remove items from frames; the given dimensions of items housed in a frame and/or mat indicate sight size only. Photographs and other ephemera used with matted and framed items are not subject to description and condition statements, nor are they considered a reason for return. Condition refers only to the item and not the mat or frame. Our terms of return apply only to the item and not the matting and framing. Any item that is removed from the frame cannot be returned. Returns are only accepted when there is an authenticity question or the description of the item is incorrect. Abbreviations and Terms: ALS - Autograph Letter Signed (a letter entirely handwritten and signed by the given personality) ANS - Autograph Note Signed (a shorter ALS) AQS - Autograph Quotation Signed AMQS - Autograph Musical Quotation Signed DS - Document Signed Endorsement - A signature on the reverse of a check, or a signature on a document indicationg approval or further instructions Ephemera - An unsigned item FDC - First Day Cover Inscribed - “Personalized” ISP - Inscribed Signed Photograph LS - Letter Signed (a letter in a secretary’s hand, but signed by the given personality) Souvenir Typescript - An excerpt from a speech, book, film, etc. or an account of an incident, typed by a collector and signed by the individual noted SP - Signed Photograph Sweet spot - The area on the baseball where the stitched lines are closest together. TLS - Typed Letter Signed Book Grading: Fine (F) - unused, no damage Near Fine (NF) - one or two very minor flaws Very Good (VG) - some signs of wear, but overall sound Good (G) - well-worn but complete Poor (P) - heavily worn, sufficient as a “Reading Copy” All defects will be noted. For complete book grading guide, please check online.


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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.

(800) 937-3880 | www.RRAuction.com


(800) 937-3880 | www.RRAuction.com

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