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July 18, 2012

September, 2012 American Gangsters, Outlaws, and Lawmen

January, 2013 Marvels of Modern Music 2 November, 2012 Space and Aviation 4

Important Dates In History RR Auction is accepting consignments for our upcoming themed auctions

October, 2012 Titanic 2

December, 2012 Iconic Photographs of the 20th Century

And while our calendar is full, there’s always room for another rare and historical artifact. We have a 30-year history of achieving remarkable results for consignors. Our consignor representatives provide personalized attention every step of the way. From shipping and establishing value to crafting catalog descriptions and making sure you are paid on time, you can count on us to do everything necessary to ensure our history of record-breaking results repeats itself on your behalf.

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The Auction Has Begun! Bidding begins as soon as the catalog is posted online (June 29th). At 6pm on WEdNESdAY, JuLY 18TH the one hour extended bidding period begins followed immediately by the 30 Minute Rule. All times in RRAuction guidelines and instructions are stated according to the Eastern (U.S.) time zone.

Contents Presidents & First Ladies................................................................................................ 7 Notables.........................................................................................................................38 Military ...........................................................................................................................93 Space & Aviation .........................................................................................................109 Art & Literature ........................................................................................................... 122 Comic Art & Animation .............................................................................................. 152 Classic Music...............................................................................................................157 Contemporary & Modern Music .................................................................................164 Classic Entertainment ................................................................................................197 Sports ..........................................................................................................................247

Upcoming Auctions AuguST AuCTION

Auction closes August 15, 2012 Auction online July 27, 2012

SEPTEMBER AuCTION

Auction closes September 12, 2012 Auction online August 24, 2012

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Robert S. Eaton Sr. 1940–2001

GENERAL RR AUCTION INFO R&R Auction Company, LLC, d/b/a RRAuction Licensed auctioneer: Carla Eaton, NH license #3029

CONTACT INFORMATION

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HOURS

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.

RRAUCTION’S POLICIES EXTENDED BIDDING & THE 30 MINUTE RULE

The final day of bidding for all lots is Wednesday, July 18. Any bidder may bid on any lot prior to 6 pm. At that time, the Extended Bidding goes into affect. 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. Hence, 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.

POSTPONEMENT

RR Auction may postpone the auction for a reasonable period of time as the result of any significant event (e.g., an Act of God, etc). In this unlikely event, bidders and consignors will be notified of the new closing date.

GUARANTEES

Each signed item is unconditionally guaranteed genuine without time limit. If a lot is declared to be not authentic, we may ask the purchaser to supply the written opinion of one competent authority acceptable to us. We will refund the original purchase price after documentation has been submitted. The buyer’s only remedy under this guarantee is the cancellation of the sale and the refund of the purchase price.

PAYMENTS Payment is due by Monday, July 30, 2012, unless prior arrangements have been made. Late payment may result in the suspension of your bidding privileges. Credit cards and PayPal are only accepted up to $5,000. Credit Card orders will be shipped first. Please send PayPal

payments to FinanceDepartment@rrauction. com. Overseas orders must be paid by credit card, paypal, or

wire. 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.

Personal and business checks are also accepted and orders paid via this method on winnings over $500 will ship 7 business days after receipt. Returned checks are subject to a $25 fee. We recommend paying by cashier’s check, money order, or wire transfer. Wire Information: Account number: 003880291609 Company name: R & R Auction Company, LLC Routing/Transit (ABA) Number: 0260-0959-3 SWIFT Address: BOFAUS3N Bank Address: Bank of America 500 Amherst Street Nashua, NH 03063

TERMS OF SALE A buyer’s premium of 20% will be added to all winning bids. RR Auction prefers cash, check, or wire payments. For winning bids of $5,000 or less, clients may choose to pay via credit card or PayPal for an additional 2.5% convenience fee. You are obligated to honor any bid(s) you make, and you authorize us to charge your credit card for any unpaid winnings.

RETURNS Every item is cataloged with the intent of accuracy. Improperly described items must be returned within three days of receipt. Please call us before returning any items. A merchandise credit will be issued in the case of a subjective, unresolvable dispute over condition.

CONSIGNORS Consignors are not allowed to bid on or withdraw their own lots. We will contact all consignors via mail, fax, or e-mail with their tentative final results the day after the auction ends.

SELLER RR Auction reserves the right to: (a) remove any item, (b) reject any bid, and (c) ban anyone from participating in this auction for any reason. We reserve the right to the final decision in all matters regarding this auction.

RR AUCTION’S BIDDING INFO REGISTRATION Your bidder number remains the same from auction to auction, but you must register to bid in each auction, even if you have already participated in past auctions. During registration, we will confirm your name, shipping address, phone number, e-mail, and method of payment if you are successful. Please provide any address or payment changes, or any special shipping requests, before the close of the auction.

NEW BIDDERS Bidders without a number must apply for one before they can participate in the auction. Fill out a New Bidder Application form online at http://rrauction.com/new_register. com, or request a form by mail or fax. Your bidder number will be issued only after all information has been verified.

PLACING BIDS By participating in the auction, you are accepting these Terms and Conditions. You are agreeing to the

alternative of dispute resolution by arbitration. Arbitration replaces the right to go to court, including the right to a jury trial. If any dispute arises regarding payment, authenticity, grading, description, provenance, or any other matter pertaining to the auction, the bidder or a participant in the auction and/or RR Auction agree that the dispute shall go to binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial rules of the American Arbitration Association. A.A.A. arbitration shall be conducted under the provisions of the Federal Arbitration Act and in a locale mutually convenient to both parties. Where a locale cannot be agreed upon the determination shall be made by the independent ADR institution. Any claim made by a bidder must be presented within one (1) year or it is barred. The prevailing party may be awarded reasonable attorney’s fees and costs. An award granted in arbitration is enforceable in any court of competent jurisdiction.

MINIMUM BIDS Every item has a minimum bid (MB). No bids below this amount will be accepted.

MAXIMUM BIDS 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 underbidder’s bid.

BID INCREMENTS Bids on an item must raise the current high bid by at least 10%.

CHECKING BIDS 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 affect 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.

RESERVES Some lots may have a confidential reserve, below which the lot will not be sold.

CALLBACKS 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.

WITHDRAWING BIDS You are obligated to honor any bid(s) you make, and no bids may be withdrawn at any time. There are no exceptions; failure to comply will terminate all future bidding.

AFTER THE AUCTION WINNER NOTIFICATION We will notify all winners by email, phone, or fax by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 19th. Auction results are available at rrauction.com.

SHIPPING All orders are now shipped FedEx and we must have your street address on file. 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:

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TERMINOLOGY

INTERNET LOG-IN INSTRUCTIONS

CONDITION

Access our online catalog at www.RRAuction.com and register to become a bidder. We offer the most interactive online auction in the collectibles field. After you have completed the registration form, you will have access to:

Each item in the catalog is described with a statement 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 Tricia Eaton (tricia@rrauction.com).

MATTED & 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.

ALS — Autograph Letter Signed (a letter entirely handwritten and signed by the given personality)

AQS — Autograph Quotation Signed ANS — Autograph Note Signed (a short ALS) LS — Letter Signed (a letter in a secretary’s hand, but signed by the given personality)

SP — Signed Photo DS — Document Signed FDC — First Day Cover INSCRIBED — “Personalized”

• Real-time online bidding • Tracking of lots/consignments All auction and bidding regulations stated in the Terms and Conditions in the front of the catalog apply to online bidding.

OBTAINING A BIDDER NUMBER & PASSWORD Before you can bid on the internet, you need to obtain a bidder number and password. If you do not have a bidder number, just follow these few easy steps: 1. Go to www.RRAuction.com and click on the NEW BIDDER REGISTRATION button located under the log-in box.

Having trouble registering to bid online? Please give us a call at (603) 732-4280 or e-mail us at Stacey@RRAuction.com

2. You will then be sent to a registration page, on which you will enter your personal information. The safety of your personal information is ensured by top-of-the-line online security. RRAuction does not share your information. Please make sure to give accurate information so we can contact you with your bidder number. If you already get the catalog, your bidder number is located on the label on the envelope. Call or e-mail us for your password. 3. Your application will be proccessed within 24 to 48 hours (excluding non-business hours) as long as all information is received. You will be contacted with a bidder number and password.

CHANGING/ FORGOTTEN PASSWORDS After you have performed the steps above, you will be able to log in to your account and change your password. If you have forgotten your password, enter your bidder number, then click the FORGOTTEN PASSWORD button. We will automatically send your password to your e-mail address on file. If you have any problems changing your password, call or send an e-mail to Tricia@RRAuction.com.

THE RR AUCTION TEAM OF AUTHENTICATORS & CONSULTANTS BOB EATON AND BILL WHITE, RR AUCTION

AUCTION

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 370 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.

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

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, is a contributing editor for Autograph Collector magazine, and is a PSA/DNA authenticator.

PSA/DNA

STEVE ZARELLI

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 on certain lots.Priced upon request*

Letters of Authenticity are available on certain lots. Priced from $25 to $200*

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

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*

FRANK CAIAZZO beatles autographs

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

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

BRIAN GREEN AND MARIA GREEN, BRIAN AND MARIA GREEN CIVIL WAR SIGNATURES Civil War Signatures

With more than 45 years combined experience in the field, Brian and Maria are two of the nation’s leading experts in Civil War autographs and manuscripts.

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

RICH CONSOLA Rich has studied Elvis Presley’s handwriting and signature for nearly 20 years, which has placed him in the forefront of Presley authenticators worldwide. * For more information on Letters of Authenticity contact Tricia by phone at (603) 732-4280 ext. 114 or by email at Tricia@RRAuction.com

If you know the whereabouts of autographs, documents or any artifacts pertaining to the

AL CAPONE, John Dillinger, Billy the Kid, BONNIE & CLYDE, or SHERIFF PAT GARRETT, please likes of

contact the authorities at RRAuction for information concerning the consignment of said items for sale in our American Gangster, Outlaws & Lawmen Auction to be held this summer. There could be a substantial reward in it for you. RR AUCTION

BILLY THE KID

AMERICAN GANGSTER, OUTLAWS & LAWMEN AUCTION For more information on consigning in this auction please contact Bob Eaton at 603-732-4280.

presidents & first ladies Ship’s pass for the well-armed Brig American

1. John Adams. Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 11.25 x 17.25, October 21,

1799. A scalloped-top ship’s papers issued for “the Brig American of Baltimore whereof Charles Venn is master and commander…mounted with twelve guns, navigated with thirty men.” Signed at the conclusion by Adams. In very good condition, with paper loss along intersecting folds, vertical fold between first and last name of signature, signature a shade or two light, some paper loss along top edge and scattered creasing, wrinkling, and toning. The white paper seal is remarkably crisp and intact. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Vice President Adams invites his old friend, the very first British envoy, for dinner in 1792 2. John Adams. ALS, one page, 7.75 x 9.75, August 16, 1792. As vice president, Adams writes Mr. Hammond. In full: “I have this moment received your kind letter of the 18th and congratulate you on your arrival in New England. If you will do me the honour to take a Family Dinner with me on Sunday at two o’clock you will very much oblige your old Friend and faithful humble Servant.” In very good condition with intersecting folds, mild toning, trimmed edge, a well done replacement to small area of paper loss to top left corner, and a small chip to right edge. As Adams wrote this letter in 1792, relations between the United States and the United Kingdom were still on shaky ground. Thomas Jefferson and his Democratic partners preferred their French allegiance, although Adams and his Federalist colleagues supported relations with the British. British leaders, for their part, were less than enthusiastic at the time to embrace the government of their one-time colony, slowly evacuating frontier forts and critical of US navigation laws that were harmful to trade. In fact, it was eight years before an envoy was actually named. That man would be George Hammond, the recipient of this letter, a British diplomat, and the UK’s first British envoy to the United States, serving in that post from 1791 to 1795. His relationship with Adams, however, preceded the current official capacity, as Hammond and his “old friend” likely first met after Congress appointed Adams ambassador to Britain’s Court of St. James in 1785. His arrival in the United States in 1791 and a subsequent reception in November of that year formally established relations between the two countries after years of strife. Interestingly enough, Hammond had been quoted as saying during this time that if he had accepted all of the invitations he received for tea or dinner, he would not have time to work. One might assume that he made an exception for his friend, the vice president. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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3. John Adams. Crisp

ink signature, “Adams,” on an off-white 2.25 x 1 triangular slip clipped from a document. In fine condition, with mild toning, some show-through from writing on reverse, and a miniscule tear to the left corner, far from the signature. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Arthur recommends a commander while serving as Quartermaster General of New York during the Civil War 6. Chester A. Arthur. War-

dated ALS signed “C. A. Arthur, QM Genl.,” two pages on two adjoining sheets, 7.75 x 10, New York Quartermaster General letterhead, December 16, 1862. Arthur writes to Brigadier General Thomas Hillhouse in Albany. In full: “Major Price has deemed it best to see you in person in regard to his case. I am satisfied that his appointment to the command of the 145th Regt. would be a most judicious one. I take pleasure in stating that the result of my inquiry in regard to him, is that he is a young gentleman of high personal character & ability, & of excellent military qualifications.” Light scattered toning and soiling, mostly separated hinge, and small marginal filing holes, otherwise fine condition Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

4. John Quincy Adams.

Partly printed DS as president, signed “J. Q. Adams,” one page on vellum, 15.5 x 9.75, December 20, 1826. A grant for a parcel of 80 acres of land near Indianapolis issued to Isaac Drury, signed at the conclusion by Adams, and countersigned by Commissioner of the General Land Office George Graham. In good condition, with heavy intersecting folds (vertical fold to last name; a few small holes), toning, wrinkling, and ink a shade light but fully legible, as is the signature. The seal remains cracked, but mostly intact. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

5. John Quincy Adams. Ink

signature, “John Quincy Adams, B o r n 11 J u l y 1767, At the foot of Penn’s Hill, at Braintree, now Quincy,” on an off-white 3.25 x 1.75 slip. Double matted and framed with an engraved portrait to an overall size of 9.5 x 12.75. In fine condition, with a bit of scattered light soiling. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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7. George Bush and Jimmy Carter.

Three items: Two onepage TLSs, each signed “George,” one from 1978 and one from 1988. The 1988 letter reads, in part: “I appreciate your incisive comments on defense procurement and spending. This is clearly an issue that must be addressed early in my Administration.”; and a color satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of Jimmy Carter on the campaign trail, signed in black felt tip, “J. Carter.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

8. George W. Bush.

Signed book: Decision Points. Limited edition, later printing. NY: Crown Publishers, 2010. Hardcover with dustjacket, 6.5 x 9.5, 497 pages. Signed on the half-title page in black felt tip. In very fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $150)

Presidents & First Ladies

“Thanks…for contributing so much to active, loyal, and dedicated representation of the US of A in the GA (see I’m an integral part of the alphabet soup)” 9. George Bush. ALS, signed “George,” one page, both sides of a George Bush, Ambassador embossed card, 6.5 x 4.25, December 24, 1971. Written on Christmas Eve to Daniel Patrick Moynihan. In full: “Thanks so very much this fall. Particularly for helping me focus on the important things, and particularly for contributing so much to active, loyal, and dedicated representation of the US of A in the GA (see I’m an integral part of the alphabet soup). It was my selfish pleasure working with you—watching your style and skill with what I hope was unnoticeable jealousy and just plain being with you. Thanks for so much from a grateful heart. A great ’72 to you and yours. George Bush.” In fine condition. A little more than a year later, Moynihan would join the international ranks when President Nixon appointed him US Ambassador to India. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The newly appointed CIA Director laments: “I do regret a little being out of politics, but that is all overcome by the challenge of this tough but important new job” 10. George Bush. ALS

signed “George,” one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, January 16, 1976. Letter to a friend named Henry, in regards to comments made about Bush’s new position as director of the Central Intelligence Agency. In full, “Someone (Jim Hewgley) sent me the comments you made about my new job. I just want to say ‘thanks’ for those generous words. I do regret a little being out of politics, but that is all overcome by the challenge of this tough but important new job. I know I can do it, and I know it must be done. I expect we Bushes may have had inculcated with us the same sense of service that your public life has exemplified-I hope so anyway-Again, my thanks, kind words and real friendship count these days.” In fine condition, with two light horizontal mailing folds and a pencil notation to top right. Bush would hold this post for almost a year, then return to politics running for president in 1980, eventually becoming Ronald Reagan’s running mate. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Historically significant 2005 Iraqi election ballot signed by George W 11. George W. Bush. Vibrant DS, one page, 23 x 16.5. Historically significant January 30, 2005 Iraqi unused election ballot bearing 112 printed names in Arabic along with printed instructions at the top of the page and (translated) “The Independent Electoral Commission of Iraq. The Iraqi National Election.” Boldly signed in black felt tip, “George W. Bush,” along the second panel. In fine condition, with folds as issued and the end of Bush’s signature crossing two of the folds. The election was that nation’s first as a ‘free’ country. The consignor notes that the ballot was signed by the former president at a 2010 book-signing in Texas. An incredible piece of history linking the Bush administration with Middle Eastern politics.Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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16. Bill Clinton. Glossy 10.5 x 13.5 photo of Boys Nation delegate Bill Clinton shaking hands with President John F. Kennedy on June 6, 1963, at the White House, signed in black felt tip by Clinton. Framed to an overall size of 14.25 x 17.25. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

12. Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter. Color glossy 8 x 10 photo

of the Carters in the White House, signed in black felt tip, “Best wishes, Rosalynn Carter,” and “Jimmy Carter.” In fine condition, with a couple edge and corner dings and some slight rubbing to finish. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

13. Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter. Two col-

or satin-finish 10 x 8 photos of the Carters posing individually, each signed in black felt tip. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

14. Grover Cleveland.

Impressive oversize 13 x 17 engraved portrait of Cleveland by Jacques Reich, signed in the lower border in pencil by Cleveland and also signed in pencil by Jacques Reich. Rippling to upper portion of engraving, lightly trimmed vertical edges, and a few other mild ripples, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

17. Bill Clinton. Signed book: Putting People First. First edition, later printing. NY: Times Books, 1992. Paperback, 5.25 x 8, 232 pages. Signed on the title page, “Bill Clinton, 3/14/92.” In fine condition, with some light creases and dings to covers. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 18. Bill Clinton. Signed book: Back to Work. First edition. NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 2011. Hardcover with dustjacket, 6 x 8.75, 192 pages. Signed on the title page in black felt tip. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 19. Bill Clinton. Signed book: My Life. First edition. NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004. Hardcover with dustjacket, 6.5 x 9.5, 957 pages. Signed on the title page in blue felt tip. In fine condition. Accompanied by four photos taken at time of signing. RRAuction COA.…(MB $150)

Clinton’s used sand wedge direct from his museum store

15. Bill Clinton. Bill Clinton’s personally-owned and-used golf club. M. A. C. Attack sand wedge is signed on the

toe of the club head, “Bill Clinton.” Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from the Clinton Museum Store stating the club “was personally used and authentically hand signed by President William J. Clinton.” In fine condition. Also accompanied by three unsigned color glossy and satin-finish photos of Clinton golfing and a Clinton Presidential Center golf ball. An uncommon offering of personal property and neat association between the presidency and golf. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. Oversized. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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Vast collection of Eisenhower correspondence, much from the White House 20. Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower. Vast collection of correspon-

dence and other items from Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower to Caroline Walker of Washington D.C. Included in the collection are three TLSs from Dwight Eisenhower, all signed as president, “D. E.,” from 1954, 1958, and 1959 respectively, all one-page on White House letterhead. The letter from 1954 reads, “I apologize that I have not long before this acknowledged your birthday telegram. I haven’t been able to find a moment for myself since my return from Denver. Nonetheless, please know that I did receive it and am most appreciative of your thought of me.” All three are accompanied by their original mailing envelopes. Also included are 26 letters and cards from Mamie Doud Eisenhower, both ALSs and TLSs, as well as several greeting cards, many written from the White House. As well as two FDCs honoring Dwight Eisenhower, both signed by Mamie and two White House cards, each also signed by Mamie. Remainder of the items are letters from secretaries, invitations to the White House or other functions, place cards, RSVPs, and other items, including a telegram to Walker from the White House before a cruise, signed in type “Mamie and Ike.” In very good condition, with moderate toning to Dwight’s letters. An interesting collection from inside the White House. RRAuction COA.…(MB $300)

21. Calvin Coolidge. Business check, 8.25 x 3.25, filled out in another

hand and signed by Coolidge, payable to A. J. Schillare for $4.50, October 18, 1910. In fine condition, with a light bank stamp to body, lightly touching beginning of signature and a bit of mild edge toning. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

On the heels of the Sino-Indian War, the retired president boldly states: “The Chinese Reds—will never miss an opportunity to attack or embarrass the West” 22. Dwight D. Eisenhower. TLS, signed “Ike E.,” one page, 7 x 10.25, personal letterhead, January 28, 1963. Eisenhower writes from Palm Desert, California to Robert Cutler, his former National Security Advisor (the first individual to hold the post) in Boston. In part: “While I cannot personally either agree or disagree with your conclusions about the Chinese intentions, I certainly do agree that all Communist history would indicate that they—and especially the Chinese Reds—will never miss an opportunity to attack or embarrass the West anytime that they think they can get away with it. It seems to me that it would be out of character for the Chinese Reds to give up all their intentions vis-a-vis India…. Incidentally, after coming here to the desert I developed some kind of difficulty in my shoulder (I do not think it is bursitis) and I am under treatment of two different places where they either rub me or boil me!…” In 1962 the Chinese scored a decisive military victory in the Sino-Indian War, reclaiming a disputed area between China and India and declaring a unilateral cease-fire in November. A decade earlier, as president-elect, Eisenhower was able to stop the Chinese through a combination of hints at nuclear war, the death of Joseph Stalin, and his own military reputation. In fine condition, with mild soiling and handling wear, and a couple of faint pencil notations. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RRAuction COA.…(MB $200) Presidents & First Ladies 11

“I don’t want to leave Newport without thanking you once again for your patience with my erratic golf game” 23. Dwight D. Eisenhower. TLS as president, one page, 6.5 x 8.5, White House letterhead, September 30, 1957. Letter of thanks to Norman Palmer at the Newport Country Club. In part: “I don’t want to leave Newport without thanking you once again for your patience with my erratic golf game. You have helped me a great deal, and I am truly grateful. And, in addition, it has been a real pleasure to play almost daily with such a fine professional.” Matted and framed with a photo of Eisenhower on the fairway during a round of golf to an overall size of 20 x 16. In fine condition, with a bit of mild edge toning. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Presenting a portrait to the California governor and hopeful presidential candidate 24. Dwight D. Eisenhower. Vintage matte-finish 11.75 x 10.5 photo of an artist’s portrait of Eisenhower, signed and inscribed in the lower border in fountain pen to California governor Goodwin Knight, most likely as president, “For Governor Goodwin J. Knight, with warm regards and high esteem, Dwight D. Eisenhower.” Framed to an overall size of 13 x 11.5. In fine condition, with some mild rippling. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Addressing a new committee member to the US Military Assistance Program whose work “will be invaluable to our national security and the defense of the free world” 25. Dwight D. Eisenhower. TLS as president, one page, 6.75 x 9, White House letterhead, November 24, 1958. Letter to James E. Webb, of Ker-McGee Oil Industries. In full: “I am pleased you are willing to serve as a Member of my Committee to Study the United States Military Assistance Program and I hereby appoint you in that capacity. For your assistance and information, I am enclosing a copy of my letter to the Chairman outlining the purpose of the study and the terms of reference under which you will be working. I am sure that the work of this committee will be invaluable to our national security and the defense of the free world. I look forward with anticipation to the results of the study.” In fine condition, with several paperclip impressions to top edge and a few scattered creases. The committee was a bipartisan committee created in November 1958 by President Eisenhower to undertake a completely independent, objective, and non-partisan analysis of the military assistance aspects of the US Mutual Security Program. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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26. Dwight D. Eisenhower. Two one-page

TLSs, both 7 x 10 on his personal letterhead. One dated December 14, 1961, signed “Dwight D. Eisenhower,” the other dated October 18, 1963, signed “D. E.” Pencil notation to top of one letter, and an office stamp, notation, and crease to bottom of other letter, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

27. Dwight D. Eisenhower. TLS as presi-

dent signed “D. E.,” one page, 6.5 x 9, White House letterhead, June 25, 1959. Letter to Ernest ‘Tex’ Lee, Eisenhower’s former aide-de-camp. In part: “Thank you for your two recommendations. I shall pass your letters along to the people who do the preliminary screening for these posts.” In fine condition, with a light pencil notation to top right. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

29. Dwight D. Eisenhower. Signed book: Crusade in Europe. First edition. NY: Doubleday, 1948. Hardcover, 5.75 x 8.5, 559 pages. Signed on the dedication page in ink, as president, “Dwight D. Eisenhower.” In very good condition, with uniform toning to the pages, rippling to the opening pages, surface loss to the half-title page over an area of light soiling, a faint paperclip impression to the half title page and to the first free-end page, a loose, but intact front hinge, and some trivial wear to the cover. Accompanied by a 1960 letter of provenance from Eisenhower’s secretary on White House letterhead. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

28. Dwight D. Eisenhower. TLS

as president signed “DE,” one page, 6.75 x 9, White House letterhead, March 6, 1956. Letter to Ernest ‘Tex’ Lee, Eisenhower’s former aide-de-camp, regarding his decision to run for a second term. In part: “Many thanks for your message. I think, in the recent announcement, above all I appreciate the approval of those who were particularly close to me in wartime.” In fine condition, with scattered creases and wrinkles, and a few spots of trivial soiling. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

30. Dwight D. Eisenhower. Two items: TLS, one page 5.75 x 7.75, Columbia University letterhead, January 13, 1949. Letter to Lt. John Halbin, in part: “After 4 1/2 years, it is certainly good to hear from a companion on that memorable ride in the driving rain. I shall never forget the ability of your comrades and you to squeeze into the smallest possible space and the capacity of the jeep to act as a substitute for a 2 1/2 ton truck.…I am enclosing a notehead which I have inscribed to you for insertion…in your copy of Crusade in Europe.” In addition, the aforementioned inscription, is included and signed “Dwight D. Eisenhower,” 3.75 x 4.5, personal letterhead, dated January 1949. In full: “For Lt. John T. Halbin—With renewed expressions of my gratitude to one of the soldiers who gave me a ride in a jeep when I needed it badly. Best wishes and regards.” In fine condition, with some scattered mild toning to both. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. An interesting offering from the date of the letter as well as the content, Eisenhower is recollecting an encounter from right around D-Day, as the allies began their invasion of France. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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31. Dwight D. Eisenhower. Vintage ink

signature, “Dwight D. Eisenhower,” on an offwhite 7.75 x 11 guest book page, signed in ink and ballpoint on both sides by six others, including John A. Roosevelt, Hoagy Carmichael, and Claire Trevor. In fine condition, with some scattered light toning. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

35. Gerald Ford. Vintage glossy 8 x 9.75 photo of a young Ford, signed and inscribed in black ink “To Al Quie one of the very top young men in the Congress whose ability I admire and whose friendship I deeply appreciate. Jerry Ford.” Scattered light creases, bends, and surface marks, and a paperclip impression to top edge, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 36. Gerald Ford. TLS signed

32. Mamie Doud Eisenhower. Two FDCs with cachets honoring

the Kansas Territory Centennial and the 7-cent airmail stamp, each signed in black felt tip “Mamie Doud Eisenhower.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

33. Millard Fillmore.

Free franked address panel, 4.75 x 3, addressed in another hand to “Stephen Allen Esq, New York City,” and franked in the upper right, “M. Fillmore m. c.” Panel also bears a March 15, Buffalo, New York postmark. Double matted and framed with an engraved portrait to an overall size of 10.25 x 12.25. Vertical crease lightly affecting portion of signature, a couple of ink cancellations, and a bit of light soiling, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“Jerry Ford,” two pages, 8 x 10.5, Congress of the United States letterhead, January 9, 1962. Letter to a constituent, Mrs. Cosmo Annerino. In part: “As you know, this decision to close the Grand Rapids office…was made by the VA under the Kennedy Administration. As a member of the Congress I was not consulted about the proposed closings to the district office and I had no advance information relative to the closing of the Grand Rapids office…I know it will result in considerable hardship to many veterans in Western Michigan…I am amazed that the Kennedy Administration, which should have given considerable study to this matter, cannot understand the need for this personal contact…I am, therefore, today writing Mr. Robert M. Fitzgerald, Regional Director of the VA at Detroit, urging…that the VA supply additional service to Grand Rapids…It is apparent that one man one day a week cannot supply the needed services.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

37. Gerald Ford.

34. Gerald Ford and Spiro Agnew. Two bright white mock White House cards, one signed in black ink, “Gerald R. Ford,” and one signed in black ballpoint, “Spiro T. Agnew.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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Signed book: The War Powers Resolution: A Constitutional Crisis. Limited first edition of 200 copies plus 50 deluxe copies (this being a presentation edition). Oroville, California: Butte College Press, 1992. Hardcover 7.25 x 9.25, 109 pages. Signed on a prefatory page in blue ink “Gerald R. Ford.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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38. Four Presidents. Color satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of presidents

Nixon through Reagan gathered at the White House prior to departing for Anwar Sadat’s funeral in 1981, signed in black felt tip and ink, “Gerald R. Ford,” “Jimmy Carter,” “Richard Nixon,” and “Ronald Reagan,” with an inscription added above Reagan’s signature done in a calligrapher’s hand. In fine condition, with a few trivial creases. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from the original owner, who housed this photo in a Louisiana museum he owned for many years, and detailing how each signature was acquired and also accompanied by a brochure from the museum picturing the photo. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

39. Gerald and Betty Ford.

Color glossy 8 x 10 photo of the Fords outdoors, signed in the lower border in blue felt tip, “Gerald R. Ford,” and in black felt tip, “Betty Ford.” In fine condition, with a few trivial surface dings. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

40. James A. Garfield. Ink signature, “J.

A. Garfield, Ohio,” on a light blue 3.5 x 1.75 slip affixed to an identical size card, with a collector’s notation reading, “Washington, March 15, 1879,” in the lower left. A uniform block of toning over signature, with a heavier circular spot to right, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

41. U. S. Grant.

War-dated ink signature, “U. S. Grant, Lt. Gen. U.S.A., Cincinnati, O., March 20th 1864,” on an off-white 4.5 x 2.75 album page. In fine condition, with some mild toning. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“I had not realized your wedding day was so near” 42. Lucretia Garfield. ALS,

signed “Lucretia R. Garfield,” two pages on two adjoining sheets, 3.75 x 5.5, blackbordered personal letterhead, not date, April 18, 1916. Letter to Ariana Stephens. In part: “A set of Bret Marte is going to you from New York, if you have not already received it. Until yesterday I had not realized your wedding day was so near.” Letter comes with its original free franked mailing envelope, addressed in Garfield’s hand to “Miss Ariana Stephens, 6709 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio,” and franked along the top, “Lucretia R. Garfield, Free.” Letter is in fine condition, with a small separation along central horizontal fold and a bit of light soiling. Envelope rates very good with scattered toning and soiling, scattered edge wear and creases, and postmark over franking signature. RRAuction COA.…(MB $150)

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“I thank you…for your appreciation of the message from General Garfield…if it is in any way an inspiration to you I am very glad” 43. Lucretia Garfield. ALS signed “Lucretia R.

Garfield,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 3.5 x 5.5, black-bordered personal letterhead, November 23, 1913. Letter to “My Dear Augustus.” In part: “You may be very sure of my gratitude for the dear letter you have sent. I thank you not only for your thought of me, but especially for your appreciation of the message from General Garfield. And if it is in any way an inspiration to you I am very glad.” In fine condition, with a central horizontal fold. RRAuction COA.…(MB $150)

Aiming to provide pensions for disabled Civil War veterans, Harrison weighs the political ramifications of an important political appointment before making “another mistake” 44. Benjamin Harrison. ALS as president signed “Benj Harrison,” two pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.75 x 8, Executive Mansion letterhead, September 19, 1889. Letter written from Deer Park to his Secretary of the Interior John W. Noble, who he addresses as “Dear Genl.” In full: “I agree that an early decision ought to be made–but there is one thing much worse than delay–another mistake. The Senators from N.Y. [William M. Evarts and Frank Hiscock] will not back your first choice, and I do not want it to be true this time that the Senators & members hesitate or protest. I have had a very favorable telegram from Genl Cogswell of Mass [Congressman] and a very cautious one from Cabot Lodge [then a Mass. Congressman] referring to a letter not yet received. Mr. Hoar’s delay [Mass. Senator George F. Hoar] is not assuming as to his opinion. Possibly I may wish you tomorrow morning to come here. You can leave by the 3 PM train and can if necessary take a morning train back at 8 o’clock. Should I do so I would want you to bring all the information you know about every one who was named before and now so that the whole field will be before me–and a decision can be made. If Major Warner is still there & is ready to go home he might come with you & stay now & conclude his matter here. It would be natural & his letter could go out with the appointment if one is thus made.” In fine condition, with a central horizontal fold, a few slight brushes to text, and a bit of trivial soiling. Harrison’s reference to “another mistake” was his error in appointing James Tanner as commissioner of pensions in the Department of the Interior. At the time of his appointment in March 1889, critics described Tanner as a “pension crank” who was hostile to former confederates and would give away all government revenues to veterans if given the chance. A controversial choice, he turned out to be an inept administrator and resigned a week before this letter. Here, Harrison asks Interior Secretary Noble to discuss a successor with him. Harrison favored Major William Warner for the office, but Warner would decline the appointment, and in October 1889 Harrison appointed Brigadier General Green B. Raum of Illinois as commissioner. In Congress, Harrison had championed pensions for disabled Civil War veterans and, once president, signed into law the Dependent and Disability Pension Act in 1890. Pension costs grew to $135 million during his administration and the spiraling expenses were exacerbated by Tanner’s expansive interpretation of the pension laws. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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45. Benjamin Harrison. ALS

signed “Benj. Harrison,” one page, lightly-lined, 5 x 8, July 7, 1888. Letter to J. S. Clarkson. In full: “I would be pleased to have you come up to my House at 12M & remain to lunch if it is convenient.” Some scattered light soiling, small area of paper loss to left edge and a bit of light toning, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

Scarce handwritten letter from dignified First Lady Caroline Harrison

48. Rutherford B. Hayes. ALS signed “R.

B. Hayes,” one page, lightly-lined, 7.75 x 7.5, August 23, 1875. Hayes writes to his doctor. In full: “Enclosed I send you a copy of the scrap you wanted. Also photos for Mary of my two young children, and a play thing for Fred. Good meetings since I saw you. One of the very best Saturday in the extreme NW corner of the state within six or ten miles of both Indiana and Michigan—I go again this p. m. My kindest regards to Mrs. W. and your family.” In very good condition, with a single separation to intersecting folds, scattered light soiling, some light brushing to signature, and a trimmed lower edge. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

49. Herbert Hoover.

46. Caroline Harrison. Rare

ALS signed “Mrs. Benjamin Harrison,” one page both sides, 4 x 6, Executive Mansion letterhead, June 18 [1891]. Letter to the Postmaster of Washington, D. C. In full: “By mistake a package for Mr. Alburtus [sic] Shelley was sent to 839 N. 5th St. Washington the correct address being 839 N. 5th St. Philadelphia. Will you kindly make inquiry & have it forwarded & oblige.” In fine condition, with some light soiling to first page and a couple trivial brushes to signature. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Bust portrait print, 10 x 13.5, signed and inscribed in black ink, “To Otto Liljeastolpe Swanson, With the kind regards of Herbert Hoover.” Print is affixed to an identical size board. In very good condition, with scattered soiling, mainly to right border, and scattered edge wear. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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

Harrison, aide de camp,” one page, 8.5 x 3.25, July 17, 1795. A receipt for rations for four men and one woman for a duration of two days, signed at the conclusion by Harrison. In very good condition, with uniform shade of toning, a few trivial areas of soiling, trimmed edges, and some light show through from an ink notation on the reverse. Harrison, who was then serving as Anthony Wayne’s aidede-camp, signed the Treaty of Greenville, ending the Northwest Indian War, on August 3. The provisions of the treaty, which involved ten Native American tribes, included the turning over of certain lands (large parts of Ohio and the site of present-day Chicago among them) to the United States and delineated an ‘official’—but often ignored—boundary between American and Indian holdings. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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50. Herbert Hoover.

Signed book: The Memoirs of Herbert Hoover: The Cabinet & The Presidency, 1920–1933. First edition, first printing. NY: The Macmillan Company, 1952. Hardcover with dustjacket, 6.5 x 9.5, 405 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page in black ink, “To Dale Dydo, With the Good Wishes of Herbert Hoover.” Light toning along the edges of the signature page and front pastedown page, a loose, but intact front hinge, two price clips to the front interior dustjacket, with mild wear and trivial areas of surface loss to the dustjacket, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

51. Herbert Hoover.

Vintage matte-finish 7.5 x 9.5 photo of Hoover and one of his dogs, signed in the lower border in fountain pen, “With the kind regards of Herbert Hoover.” In fine condition, with some scattered light silvering, mostly visible only at an angle. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

52. Andrew Jackson. Part-

ly-printed DS as president, one page, 15.25 x 9.25, March 6, 1829. President Jackson grants 160 acres of land in Ohio to Sally Gardner. Signed at the conclusion by Jackson and also signed by Commissioner of the General Land Office George Graham. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, a few scattered stains, and expected creasing and wrinkling. The seal is mostly missing. This is an early example from just two days after his raucous inauguration. Upon Jackson’s inauguration, masses broke into the White House and destroyed the furniture rendering him unable to spend his first night as President in the White House. In addition to this document’s relation to this memorial event, Jackson’s granting land to a woman as he does here is very unusual. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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53. Andrew Jackson. Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 14.5 x 9, November 1, 1830. President Jackson grants James Bell 80 acres of land in Indiana. Signed at the conclusion by Jackson and countersigned by Commissioner of the General Land Office Elijah Hayward. Double suede matted and framed to an overall size of 25.5 x 15. In good condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, scattered toning and dampstaining, some affecting signature, missing seal, and a few small separations along folds. Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

54. Andrew Jackson. Par-

tial self-contained vellum DS as president, one page, 18.5 x 5, December 23, 1830. Lower portion of a land grant, boldly signed by Jackson and countersigned by the Commissioner of the General Land Office Elijah Hayward. In fine condition, with three vertical folds, two lightly affecting single letters of signature, and some scattered light creasing. The white seal is intact. A very impressive example with Jackson’s signature measuring six inches long. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

55. Lady Bird Johnson. Three one-page TLSs on LBJ Ranch letterhead, all to actress Celeste Holm, ranging from 1979–1982, one signed “Lady Bird Johnson,” one signed “Lady Bird,” and one signed “Lady Bird J.” In fine condition, with a bit of scattered light soiling to a couple of the letters. Accompanied by one of the original mailing envelopes. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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Jefferson and Madison ship’s pass for the ‘Mary’ 56. Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Partly-

printed vellum DS, signed “Th: Jefferson” as President and “James Madison” as Secretary of State, one page, 10 x 15.5, June 22, 1805. Scalloped-top ship’s papers issued to the “Ship Mary of New of Charlston, Gilbert Fuller, master and commander… mounted with no guns navigated by thirteen men to pass with her Company Passengers, Goods and Merchandise without any hindrance, seizure or molestation.” Signed at the conclusion by Jefferson and Madison. Grandly double cloth matted and framed by the Kenneth Laurence Gallery, with color portraits of Jefferson and Madison and an informational plaque, to an overall size of 29 x 45 x 3.75. Intersecting folds, one through a single letter of Madison’s signature, Madison’s signature a shade or two light, but still legible, two holes to upper left, and some scattered light soiling, otherwise fine condition. The white wafer seal is crisp and intact. A very presentable example of a most desirable combination of presidents boasting a particularly bold Jefferson signature. Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

Offering a letter of introduction for an American traveling to Europe, “Th: Jefferson will with pleasure serve Mr. Randolph’s friend as far as he is able” 57. Thomas Jefferson. Third-person ALS, one page, 8 x 5, February 10, 1800. In full: “Th: Jefferson will with pleasure serve Mr. Randolph’s friend as far as he is able; but it will be necessary for him to explain to Mr. R. the small extent of his present acquaintance in Europe in order to know how he may turn it to the best account. some idea too will be useful of the probable range of travelling proposed by the gentleman.” Reverse of second integral page bears an address panel, in Jefferson’s hand, “Mr. Randolph, North 4th Street 53.” Intersecting folds, some scattered light toning and creases, and a small spot to text lightly affecting a single word of text, otherwise fine condition.

Writing only two months before he became the DemocraticRepublican nominee for president, Jefferson agrees to write letter of introduction for the friend of possibly Edmund Randolph, a Virginia politician and a distant relative. Jefferson was well known abroad, having served as the United States Minister to France from 1784 to 1789, but although he made many friends in this position ten years earlier, he mentions, rather modestly, “the small extent of his present acquaintance in Europe.” In what Jefferson would call the “Revolution of 1800,” he led a peaceful transition of power to the Democratic-Republicans. With Aaron Burr, who was elected vice president, Jefferson rallied his party and prevailed in the election of 1800, becoming the third president of the United States. His victory was not celebrated in all circles, however: northern critcs called him the “Negro president,” since his win was largely due to the Three-Fifths Compromise, a deal giving southern states more political influence based on their number of slaves. Fine association to Jefferson’s influence in Europe, written the year he would win the presidency. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

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“The D. C. Federation of Civic Associations are championing the cause of a better, safer, and more pleasant community in which to live and work” 58. Lyndon B. Johnson. TLS as president, one page, 7 x 10.25, White House letterhead,

October 13, 1967. Letter to Nelson Roots, president of the D.C. Federation of Civic Associations. In part: “I am delighted once again to join in the observance of Civic Responsibility Week in our Nation’s Capital. As Washington enters a bold new era of unparalleled potential in its civic life, it must be comforting to the new city leadership to know that members of the D. C. Federation of Civic Associations are championing the cause of a better, safer, and more pleasant community in which to live and work. Despite the enduring commitment of concerned citizens, we face an unfinished agenda of essential programs for our city.” Paperclip impression to top edge and scattered toning and foxing, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a letter to Roots from the Commissioner of the District of Columbia, and the original mailing envelope. A very turbulent time in Johnson’s tenure as President, on October 21, 1967—one week after writing this letter—100,000 people gathered outside the White House to protest the Vietnam War. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Meticulous letter to her decorator, including three original sketches, as she readies the couple’s Georgetown townhouse: “This closet is next to fireplace. It is for Mr. Kennedy, he cannot bend down to reach his shoes” 59. Jacqueline Kennedy. ALS signed “Jac-

queline B. Kennedy,” four pages, lightly-lined, 8 x 12.5, November 25, 1957. Letter to M. Wohlgemuth regarding the design and decoration of their Washington home. In part: “I spoke to you today about sending descriptions of the mantel heights—(& the exact measurements the mantels I have having made should have)—plus window dimensions for curtains…2. About the Air Conditioners—please install the most unobtrusive outlets, I will get conditioners later. Living room—install outlet—but no conditioner. Library—install outlet for bookcase—but don’t put any air conditioner there, & make it so I can take the conditioner out in winter & fill the space with books. If this is expensive, please skip it—we will do without a conditioner in that room…About where to install Light Fixtures in Dining Room Please install them opposite the windows, as we discussed—But be sure you center them on that wall —i.e. find the center of the wall & place them equidistant from it—roughly opposite the windows.” Kennedy’s lengthy postscript extends onto the fourth page, and includes two original sketches, one titled “Front Bedroom Closet—adjoining bathroom,” with Kennedy adding underneath, “Send me a Sketch of how you think I can obtain maximum shelf & hanging space. From the floor plan, I would suggest shelves across end B and hanging poles where I have drawn jagged lines. This means you have to walk through hanging clothes to get to hall, but if pole is high enough - that doesn‘t matter. Do you agree with this plan?” At the bottom of the last page, she adds another sketch headed “Closet in Middle Bedroom,” adding “This closet is next to fireplace. It is for Mr. Kennedy, he cannot bend down to reach his shoes.” In very good condition, with a central horizontal fold to all pages, scattered creases and wrinkles, paper loss and tears to edges, staple holes to top left, and some toning to first page. An excellent example of Kennedy’s flair for design and attention to every detail, particularly that of the future president. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Jackie sends a great letter to her decorator discussing marble and taffeta 60. Jacqueline Kennedy. ALS,

one page both sides, 6.25 x 7, Mrs. John F. Kennedy letterhead, no date. Letter to interior decorator Mr. Mareau. In full: “This is the pattern for the marble for my encoignure—I hope you have found some suitable granite gris by now. Would you send it to me at the above address as soon as possible & also return my dining chair. Thank you.” On the reverse Kennedy continues: “Please write me & advise what you think the seat pads of the dining room chairs should be-(the room has pale green walls beige taffeta curtains-an Aubusson rug). Should they be pale green taffeta-or off white piped with green?” A couple edge tears, missing two corner tips, a small pencil notation and a few words at beginning light but legible due to decreased ink flow, with Kennedy switching pens for the remainder of the letter, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“I especially want to thank you for the kind reception given my brother Bob and his wife” 61. John F. Kennedy. TLS,

one page, 6.25 x 9, Congress of the United States letterhead, December 18, 1951. Letter to a constituent. In part: “I deeply regret that I was unable to be with you in Lawrence… and appreciate all the arrangements you made on my behalf. I especially want to thank you for the kind reception given my brother Bob and his wife. They certainly had a good time. Sorry I was unable to make it.” In fine condition, with a horizontal fold through first letter of signature. Accompanied by an unsigned glossy snapshot of Robert Kennedy and his wife at the November 25, 1951, event mentioned in the letter. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

62. John F. Kennedy. TLS

as president, one page, 6.75 x 9, White House letterhead, February 19, 1963. Letter to Senator Vance Hartke. In full: “I have had an opportunity to review carefully your recent letter about the necessity for a close relationship with the Administration’s supporters in Congress. Larry O’Brien and I have discussed this, and I understand that he has been in touch with you to assure you of our interest in working out the problem. I have also looked over the memoranda prepared for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, and appreciate your making them available. I know I need not reassure you of our appreciation for your support. We shall continue to rely on it, and to make every effort to arrive at a satisfactory means of establishing a closer liaison.” A central horizontal fold and a rusty paperclip mark and staple hole to top left, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Exceptional Eisenstaedt portrait of JFK presented to a prominent political strategist 63. John F. Kennedy. Vintage matte-finish 7.5 x 9.25 photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt, affixed to its original 11 x 14 mount, signed and inscribed in fountain pen “For Alex Rose—with the esteem and best wishes of his friend—John F. Kennedy.” In fine condition, with most of the inscription and sentiment fairly light, but mostly legible, due to decreased ink flow, with signature remaining quite bold, light silvering to edges of image, and uniform toning to mount. The renowned photographer took this portrait at JFK’s home in August 1960 after he had received the Democratic nomination for president. Kennedy and his staffers found the image to be so ‘presidential’ that it was used by the White House during his entire administration. The original recipient of this particular photo was Alex Rose (18981976), a labor leader in the American Hatters’ Union who went on to become co-founder of the American Labor Party, vice-chairman of the Liberal Party of New York, and widely considered to have been one of the most brilliant political strategists of the 20th century. Accompanied by a copy of an article from the Dec. 8, 1969, issue of New York Magazine, about Alex Rose and his friendship with JFK and including mention of the signed photographs on his wall. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

64. John F. Kennedy. Pencil signature, “John Kennedy,” on the

reverse of an off-white 3.5 x 2 Keen Johnson, U. S. Senator campaign card. Matted with a color portrait of Kennedy, a color photo of the Kennedys and Connallys driving through Dallas, and a small memorial card, to an overall size of 16 x 20. In very good condition, with scattered toning and dampstaining lightly affecting portions of signature and mounting remnants to reverse. Accompanied by a small typed caption indicating signature was acquired in Bowling Green, Kentucky on October 8, 1960. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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65. Abraham Lincoln. Hand-notated United States Military Tele-

graph envelope panel, 8.25 x 3.75, addressed in an unknown hand to “Hon A. Lincoln, President, US,” and notated vertically along the left side by Lincoln, “Joshua Woodrow O.” In fine condition, with rough top edge, show-through from mounting remnant along bottom edge of reverse, scattered light toning, and light pencil remnants under Lincoln’s notation. In 1845, Joshua Woodrow had married Margaret Todd Stuart, Mary Todd Lincoln’s first cousin. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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66. Abraham Lincoln. Partly-printed war-dated DS as president, one page, 14 x 13.25, November 12, 1861. President Lincoln appoints David Hodgson a “Third Lieutenant in the Revenue Service of the United States.” Signed at the conclusion by Lincoln and countersigned by Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase. Matted and framed with a color portrait of Lincoln to an overall size of 34 x 28.25. Intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, moderate rippling from moisture exposure, handwritten portions of the document fairly light, but still mostly legible, and some scattered light toning and soiling, otherwise very good condition. Lincoln’s signature remains quite crisp and prominent. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. Oversized. RRAuction COA.…(MB $900)

Robust Lincoln presidential signature 67. Abraham Lincoln. Ink signature, as president, “Abraham Lincoln,” on an off-white 4.75 x 1.25 slip clipped from the closing of a document. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, one lightly affecting the tops of a few letters of signature and some mild toning and wrinkling. Lincoln’s signature is quite bold and measures an impressive 2.75˝ long. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

In a handwritten document, Lincoln enters a not guilty plea for his client 68. Abraham Lincoln. ADS, signed “Davis & Lincoln p-d,”

one lightly-lined page, 8 x 6, October 20, 1851. Legal document concerning the case of John U. Grace. Lincoln writes, in part: “And the said defendant comes and defends, the force and injury when, where & c, and says plaintiff actio now because he says he is not guilty in manner and form as the said plaintiff; and of this the defendant puts himself upon the county.” Mild toning along central horizontal fold, scattered edge toning and chipping, a couple of old tape repairs to reverse, a few wrinkles, and pencil notations along bottom, otherwise very good condition. Grace was accused by Gerard Cooper of poisoning his dog with strychnine and was seeking damages of $100. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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Scarce April 1860 check written to the publishers of the Illinois newspaper closely aligned with his political career 69. Abraham Lincoln. Highly desirable Springfield Marine and Fire Insurance Company check, 7.25 x 2.5, filled out and signed by Lincoln, “A. Lincoln,” payable to Bailhache & Baker for $5.00, April 21, 1860. In very good condition, with usual cancellation cut through signature (professionally reinforced on the reverse), several vertical folds, a few light ink smudges, a couple slightly affecting signature, and light creasing and wrinkling. Lincoln wrote this check to William H. Bailhache and Edward L. Baker, the editors of the Illinois State Journal. Baker was married to Lincoln’s niece, and the future president was a frequent visitor to his office, where the pair would monitor the political press by pouring over East Coast newspapers. The publication also printed Lincoln’s addresses, including a pamphlet of his February 1860 Cooper Union speech, an address delivered in New York City that outlined his views on slavery and was credited with helping him win the election later that year. Because of Lincoln’s silence on political issues prior to his inauguration, observers looked to other sources to learn his views on the nation’s growing political crisis, including the editorial pages of the Illinois State Journal. A rare and always-desirable check. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

70. Abraham Lincoln: John W. Howe. Politician and lawyer (1801-1873) representative from Pennsylvania for two terms, first elected as a Free Soil candidate and later as a Whig. ALS signed “John W. Howe,” one page, lightly-lined both sides, 8 x 10, March 11, 1861. Letter to Salmon P. Chase offering his support the newly appointed Secretary of the Treasury in the Lincoln Administration. In part: “I am no part of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania that protested against your appointment to the high position you occupy, that came from the whisky drinking, trading, compromising portion of Penna-You understand it-I congratulate you on your success, but I congratulate the Republican Party even more-I devoutly pray that Mr Lincoln and the Republican Portion of his Cabinet may be able to hold Mr Seward and Mr Cameron Level-Mr Lincoln has made a fair start; if he keeps the even-tenor of his way law and good government must be restored after a while.” Intersecting folds, a few small pencil notations, and some light toning, otherwise fine condition. Provenance: Carnegie Book Shop, Cat. 249, November 3, 1960; The Collection of Henry E. Luhrs. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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71. James Madison and James Monroe. Partly-

printed DS, signed “James Madison” as president and “Jas. Monroe” as secretary of state, one page, 15.5 x 10, October 7, 1811. President Madison grants Jean Batiste Pare 85 acres of land on the edge of Lake St. Claire in Michigan. Vertical folds, Madison‘s signature light, but legible, scattered wrinkling and toning, and foxing to left side, otherwise very good condition. The seal is toned and worn, but almost completely intact. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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72. James Madison and James Monroe. Partial

partly-printed DS, signed “James Madison” as president and “Jas. Monroe” as secretary of state, one page, 10.25 x 10, March 31, 1812. Portion of a ship’s pass issued for the “Ship Rambler of New Yo r k … m o u n t e d with no guns, navigated with ten men.” Signed at the conclusion by Madison and Monroe. In good condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of each signature, paper loss to left side, end of Madison’s signature fairly light, but still legible, a few other small areas of paper loss, and some light creasing and soiling. The seal is missing and document is scored where seal once was. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

73. James Madison. Partly-printed DS as president, one page,

13.25 x 8.5, February 11, 1814. President Madison grants James Black a tract of land in Ohio, “lying between the Miami Rivers.” Signed at the conclusion by Madison and countersigned by Commissioner of the General Land Office Edward Tiffin. Double suede matted and framed with a color portrait of Madison to an overall size of 28 x 16. In very good condition, with moderate intersecting folds, and some scattered light toning and wrinkling. The white seal is intact. Oversized. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

As secretary of state, Madison makes inquiries into an American vessel seized by Sweden during the Quasi-War with France 74. James Madison. LS, one page, 8 x 9.75, January 16, 1809. Letter to Connecti-

cut representative Epaphroditus Champion. In full: “I have the honor to inform you, in answer to your Enquiries, that a statement of the case of the Brig Matilda was sent by this Department some time ago to the Minister Plenipotentiary of the United States at London, with a request to him to have it laid before the Government of Sweden, thro’ its Representative in London, and that this was accordingly done. From information lately received, it appears that the Government of Sweden had determined to suspend its decision on the Case ‘till it should be made acquainted with all the Circumstances of it, in an official Report that was expected from the Island of St. Bartholomew on the subject. When the result is known, it will be communicated to the persons interested in Connecticut.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, scattered toning and wrinkling, and some trivial paper loss to blank integral second page.

Madison writes to Epaphroditus Champion, a Federalist congressman from Connecticut. Champion had inquired about a constituent’s interest in the Brig Matilda, an American vessel seized by Swedish authorities on the island of St. Bartholomew in 1799 during the Quasi-War with France. Angry at America’s refusal to pay its war debt and its conciliatory treaties with England, France began seizing American merchant vessels, and an undeclared war ensued between 1798 and 1800. Ten years after the seizure, the matter of the Brig Matilda remained unresolved. In January 1809, Madison was the president elect but was still serving as Jefferson’s secretary of state, and it was in this capacity that he addressed this matter. During his tenure as secretary, Madison struggled to maintain American neutrality on the waves as wars raged in Europe. A fine letter written just prior to Madison’s inauguration. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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75. William McKinley. Large ink signature, “William McKinley, Jr,”

as prosecuting attorney for Stark County Ohio, on an off-white 7.75 x 1 slip, clipped from a larger document. Matted with a laser print portrait to an overall size of 12 x 16. In fine condition, with a couple light creases and wrinkles, well away from signature. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

76. William McKinley. Fountain pen sig-

nature, “Yours very truly, W. McKinley,” on an off-white 4.25 x 2.75 State of Ohio Executive Chamber card. In very good condition, with scattered toning, dings to right edge, and mounting remnants to reverse. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

79. Richard Nixon. TLS, one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, September 10, 1976. Letter to Nicholas A. Ambrose in New York. In part: “This is just a note to tell you how deeply touched Mrs. Nixon and I were by your expression of concern with regard to her recent illness. Excellent medical attention, plus her courage and determination, have contributed greatly to the splendid progress she has made toward full recovery. But I am confident that your spiritual remembrance, and others offered in her behalf, as well as the prayers of people all over the world, have helped enormously in enabling her to come through this difficult crisis even better and more rapidly than the doctors thought would be possible when she entered the hospital.” In fine condition, with an extra horizontal fold near bottom. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope bearing a printed free frank. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

77. James Monroe.

80. Richard Nixon.

Partly-printed rigid vellum DS as president, one page, 13 x 8.5, July 5, 1819. President Monroe grants 80 acres of land in Ohio to Jacob Short. Signed at the conclusion by Monroe, and countersigned by the Commissioner of the General Land Office Josiah Meigs. Intersecting folds, and scattered light toning and soiling, otherwise fine condition. The white seal is lightly toned and worn, but intact. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

78. Richard Nixon. Signed book: The

Memoirs of Richard Nixon. First edition. NY: Grosset and Dunlap, 1978. Hardcover with dustjacket, 6.75 x 9.5, 1120 pages. Signed and inscribed on the halftitle page, “To Roger Stanley, with appreciation and best wishes from Richard Nixon.” In fine condition, with some light soiling to fore-edges. Dustjacket rates very good with clipped inside corners, scattered toning and rubbing, and several tears. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Engraved portrait of Nixon, approximately 4.5 x 7, signed in black felt tip. Matted and framed to an overall size of 10.75 x 12.5. In fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

81. Richard Nixon. Program

from the SixtySixth Annual Washington Day Banquet, held in Peoria, Illinois, in 1964, signed on the first page in black ink next to his image, “Dick Nixon.” In fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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82. Richard Nixon. TLS, one page, 7 x 9, Office of the Vice President letterhead, January 15, 1957. Nixon writes to “Barby” Keupig of Dayton, Ohio, in part: “I am always especially glad to hear from young people who are interested in their government and its elected officials. As long as this interest is maintained we may be sure that our country will have the good government which only a free people can provide.” Some light creasing, light toning, and a faint spot of soiling affecting the last letter of the first name of the signature, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Unissued Polk and Buchanan ship’s papers 85. James K. Polk and James Buchanan. Partly-

printed scalloped-top DS, signed as president, signed “James K. Polk” as president and “James Buchanan” as secretary of state, one page, 10.25 x 14.25, no date. An unissued ship’s pass, nicely signed at the conclusion by Polk and Buchanan. Matted and framed to an overall size of 14 x 18.25. In fine condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of Buchanan’s signature, some light wrinkling, and a bit of mild toning. The white seal is intact and slightly worn with a central horizontal fold. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

86. Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman.

83. Richard and Pat Nixon. Three FDCs, two with cachets honoring

Franklin D. Roosevelt and Marquis de Lafayette signed in black ink “Richard Nixon,” and one with cachet honoring Betsy Ross, signed in black ink “Patricia Nixon.” In fine condition, with two having typewritten mailing addresses in lower right. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Vintage pencil signature, “Ronald Reagan,” on an off-white 5.25 x 4.5 album page; and a vintage ink signature, “Jane Wyman,” on a tan 5.25 x 4.5 album page. In fine condition, with some light edge toning. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

“I cringe when I read interviews in which they talk about relaxing with a joint!” 87. Nancy Reagan. ALS signed

84. Barack Obama. Signed book: The Audacity of Hope. First edition, first printing. NY: Crown Publishers, 2006. Hardcover with dustjacket, 6.5 x 9.5, 375 pages. Signed as president on the title page in blue felt tip. In fine condition, with some light creases and ripples to dustjacket. Consignor notes signature was acquired outside the Benson in May 2008 as Obama came down to greet people at the corner. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“Nancy,” one page both sides, 5 x 3.25, White House letterhead, no date. Letter to Celeste Holm. In part: “I agree with everything you said about the business. It has great influence & has shown no responsibility at all—nor have most of the young actors. I cringe when I read interviews in which they talk about relaxing with a joint! I wish everyone in the business would start saying I won’t use that language or do that scene etc. etc. Unfortunately there doesn’t seem to be many of those around.” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, addressed in Reagan’s hand. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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88. Ronald Reagan.

Signed book: Speaking My Mind. First edition, first printing. NY: Simon & Schuster, 1989. Hardcover with dustjacket, 6.25 x 9.5, 432 pages. Signed on a bookplate affixed to the second free-end page. In fine condition, with some light wear to dustjacket. RRAuction COA.… (MB $150)

89. Ronald Reagan. Minolta Contact Sheet newsletter, dated Spring/Summer 1987, 8.5 x 11, 12 pages, featuring an image of the Reagans sharing a kiss on the cover, signed on the cover in black ink by Reagan. In fine condition, with a central horizontal fold. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Reagan returns home after surviving an assassination attempt: “I’m feeling fine & have the services of a very competent nurse’s aide (Nancy)”

The governor promises “full ‘military might’…to help you resist aggression” as protestors gather in Berkeley 91. Ronald Reagan.

Draft ALS signed “RR,” one page, 7.25 x 10.5, State of California letterhead, May 3, 1967. Draft letter reads, in full: “Be assured that the full ‘military might’ of the Southeast corner will be mobilized instantly to help you resist aggression and preserve your right of self determination. Needless to say, I expect every Senator to sell his life dearly.” In fine condition. On May 15, 1969, Reagan sent the California Highway Patrol to quell protests at UC Berkeley in an incident that came to be known as ‘Bloody Thursday.’ He then had 2200 National Guard troops occupy the city of Berkeley for an additional two weeks to maintain order. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

92. Ronald Reagan.

Vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 photo, signed and inscribed in fountain pen “To Ruth & Carl, Thanks for remembering—And all the best to you both—’Dutch.’” Rippling to top edge, a couple creases to top left corner, and some scattered silvering to left side, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

90. Ronald Reagan.

ALS as president signed “Ron,” one page, 4.5 x 6, personal letterhead, no date, but pencil notation on reverse indicates April of 1981. Letter of thanks to “Dorothy & Ward.” In full: “Just a line to say a heartfelt thank you for the beautiful flowers that welcomed me back to the White House. I’m feeling fine & have the services of a very competent nurse’s aide (Nancy).” In fine condition, with a paperclip impression to top edge. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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93. Ronald Reagan.

Vintage ballpoint signature and inscription, “To Cathy, Ronald Reagan,” on a white and blue checkered 6 x 3 album page with a collector’s pencil notation along bottom edge. In fine condition, with a bit of trivial toning. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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94. Ronald Reagan.

Color satin-finish 7.75 x 10 photo, signed and inscribed in black ink “To Mr. & Mrs. Eddie Albar & Family—With very best wishes, Ronald Reagan.” In very good condition, with tack holes to top corners and bottom edge, irregular ink adhesion to signature and inscription, light bends to corners from previous display, and image slightly off center. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

97. Eleanor Roosevelt. TLS, one page,

6 x 7, Val-Kill Cottage, Hyde Park, Dutchess County, New York letterhead, March 21, 1956. In a letter of thanks, Roosevelt writes, in full: “I want to thank you for your thoughtfulness in sending me the campaign material used against my husband. I am sure that the F. D. Roosevelt Library at Hyde Park will be pleased to have this additional information to add to the articles of this sort on display.” In fine condition, with scattered creasing and a few faint, stray marks. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

95. Ronald Reagan. Signed book:

98. Eleanor Roosevelt. TLS, one page, 6 x 9.25, White House letterhead, May 4, 1937. Short letter to Marion Davies. In full: “You were more than kind to send me the gorgeous box of fruit and the flowers, and I enjoyed them so much. Many, many thanks and good wishes.” In fine condition, with light vertical toning from magnetic album. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

An American Life. First edition, later printing. NY: Simon & Schuster, 1990. Hardcover with dustjacket, 6.5 x 9.5, 748 pages. Signed on the second free end page in black ink, “Ronald Reagan, Feb. 19 – ‘93.” In fine condition, with a photocopy of the mailing envelope affixed to first free end page, and some light wear to dustjacket. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

96. Ronald and Nancy Reagan.

Color satin-finish 8 x 10 photo, signed and inscribed in black felt tip “To Mr. & Mrs. Small, with best wishes, Ronald Reagan,” and “Nancy,” signing in front of her husband. In fine condition, with scattered mild impressions and trivial soiling in the bottom border. Uncommon because the full inscription is written out by Ronald rather than Nancy. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

99. Franklin D. Roosevelt. TLS signed

“F. D. Roosevelt,” one page, 7 x 9.5, Navy Department letterhead, April 19, 1918. Letter to James Kearny. In part: “Your prompt and patriotic response to the Navy’s call for binoculars, telescopes, and spy-glasses, is most appreciated. The glasses will be very useful in the prosecution of Naval Operations until victory is won. At the termination of the war, if possible, every effort will be made to return them to you.” Matted and framed to an overall size of 11.25 x 13.25. Scattered toning and soiling, and signature a shade or two light, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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100. Franklin D. Roosevelt. TLS, one

page, 8 x 10.5, State of New York, Executive Chamber letterhead, April 11, 1929. Letter to New York attorney Frederick J. Stone. In full: “Thank you for your letter. I appreciate very much the nice things said by the Herald Tribune in their editorial.” In very good condition, with several dampstains to edges, one approaching end of signature. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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

x 10.5, State of New York, Executive Chamber letterhead, July 29, 1930. Letter to New York attorney Frederick J. Stone expressing his gratitude that he agrees with him “that we should pursue the normal and regular course in regard to these suggested investigations of local government, whether they apply to the city of New York or to other cities or counties of the State.” In very good condition, with scattered foxing and dampstaining. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

FDR files a 1937 claim for his portion of family-owned property 102. Franklin D. Roosevelt. Notarized DS as president, two pages, 8

x 13, June 21, 1937. Headed “In the Matter of acquiring title to Public Park bounded by Congress and Myrtle Avenues and Leavitt Street in the Third Ward, Borough of Queens, City of New York.” In part, “Franklin D. Roosevelt, being duly sworn, deposes and says that he joined in the prayer for relief contained in the petition of John M. Hackett and Bankers Trust Company, Executors under the Last Will and Testament of James R. Roosevelt [FDR’s half-brother], deceased. That your deponent [FDR] has been informed that the City of New York on June 26th, 1912 acquired title to Damage Parcels Nos. 1, 2 and 3 herein and made an award to an ‘Unknown Owner’ in the sum of 15,200. That your deponent has been further informed that your deponent’s father, James Roosevelt, died seized of 26 2/3% of the premises of which Damage Parcels Nos. 1, 2 and 3…That your deponent has been informed that he is entitled to one-third of 26 2/3% of the awards made for Damage Parcels Nos. 1, 2 and 3 herein and makes claim to the same…” In fine condition, with expected folds, with a horizontal fold through a couple letters of signature. Accompanied by a seven-page document, the Last Will and Testament of FDR’s half-brother, James R. Roosevelt. Dated November 22, 1924, it includes two Codicils dated August 10, 1926, and November 8, 1926. There are penciled notes in an unidentified hand on the first page, one noting “JRR Died 5/7/27.” On November 26, 1877, Eliza M. Leavitt sold her Queens property to James Roosevelt, FDR’s father. When he died in 1900, the land was equally divided in thirds, portioned to his sons James and Franklin and their mother Sara. The president’s share was held in trust until he became of age. In 1907, the Commissioners of Estimate were appointed to determine title to the property; a “Damage and Benefit” report was filed five years later when some of the land was purchased by eminent domain. This report assessed property value of the real estate and determining if taking a portion of the whole property devalued or benefited the “damage parcel.” When the state took some of the land to make improvements, a January 12, 1912, report awarded a $15,200 compensation to the “Unknown Owner” of the real estate and placed in escrow pending the title search. In 1932, the New York City comptroller paid all the taxes and penalties on “Damage Parcels No. 1, 2, and 3,” leaving a credit balance of $3,046.43. Two-thirds of the affected land belonged to the estate of his father, entitling the Roosevelt family to claim the remaining $3,046.43 credit. To collect the revenue, each heir needed to file a separate paperwork. On May 7, 1927 FDR, Sara and the heir of his brother’s estate, Helen R. Robinson each filed a petition claiming one third of the proceeds of the land sale. A scarce “family matters” document signed by one of the world’s greatest leaders, with unique annotations. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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FDR and his two invaluable Treasury secretaries 103. Franklin D. Roosevelt. Superb vintage matte-finish 10 x 9 Harris and Ewing photo of President Roosevelt seated at his desk with his first and second Secretaries of the Treasury, William Woodin and Henry Morgenthau on either side, signed in the lower border in fountain pen by Roosevelt, Woodin, and Morgenthau. Photo also bears a photographer’s pencil notation to lower right. Nicely double matted and framed to an overall size of 20.5 x 17.75. In fine condition, with a bit of scattered light silvering, primarily to bottom of image. Accompanied by a 1933 TLS from Henry Woodin forwarding the photo. An exceptional portrait of the three men who nurtured the American economy back to stability. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Roosevelt uncovers corruption on Indian reservations 104. Theodore Roosevelt. ANS signed “T. Roosevelt,” one

page, 3.25 x 1.75, no date. Brief note to Secretary of the Interior John Noble. In full: “Sorry to miss you: I had a most pleasant and interesting tour round the Indian reservations.” In fine condition. Roosevelt had made a well-publicized inspection tour of western Indian reservations where he uncovered rampant corruption. In October 1892, Roosevelt released a report accusing federal employees on the reservations of blackmail and political impropriety and referred the case to the Justice Department. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Four cordial Roosevelt letters 105. Theodore Roosevelt. Four one

page TLSs, three signed “Theodore Roosevelt,” one signed “T. Roosevelt,” all to Mr. Daniels. Letters are dated November 33, 1910, on Outlook letterhead, 6.25 x 7.75; November 25, 1910, Outlook letterhead, 6.25 x 7.75; June 3, 1915, Oyster Bay letterhead, 6.25 x 7.5; and April 26, 1916, Oyster Bay letterhead, 7 x 10. Each of Roosevelt’s letters are accompanied by a carbon of Daniels’s letter to Roosevelt. Also included are two more letters to Daniels, dated 1910 and 1912, signed by Roosevelt secretaries Frank Harper and G. D. Wandrof. In very good condition, with folds to letters, office stamp to one letter, mirroring of text to another letter, and haloing of text in another letter. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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106. Theodore Roosevelt. TLS

signed “T. Roosevelt,” one page, 8 x 10.5, December 2, 1898. Brief letter typed at the top of a handwritten letter to Roosevelt from B. F. Cronkite seeking a position in the Insurance Department. Roosevelt responds: “I will carefully consider your application.” In very good condition, with a few small separations along intersecting folds, scattered toning, and light overall feathering to Cronkite’s handwritten letter. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

107. Theodore Roosevelt.

White House card signed in black ink, “Theodore Roosevelt.” In very good condition, with toning to edges, some light soiling, trimmed bottom edge, and two small strings of mounting remnants passing through front of card from reverse. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

America’s great Trust Buster agrees that “no limitation of the right to acquire these lands from the government can prevent their being ultimately monopolized” 108. Theodore Roosevelt. TLS as president, two pages, 8 x 10.25, White House letterhead, October 13, 1906. Letter to Judson C. Clements, Acting Chairman of the Interstate Commerce Commission. In full: “I have just received your paper on the Union Pacific coal investigation. The following paragraphs seem to me to directly conflict with one another, and I send around to you at once to find out exactly what it is you mean. You say in the first place:

‘No limitation of the right to acquire these lands from the government can prevent their being ultimately monopolized, provided title is once fixed in a private individual with the unlimited right of conveyance. In view of this fact it is worthy of serious consideration whether the government ought to part with title to its coal lands. These lands are probably of more fundamental consequence to the whole people than any other public lands, and that importance is a constantly increasing one. Might it not be well for the government to retain title and to lease the right to mine upon such terms as would attract the investment of capital for this purpose?’ But you go on to say in speaking of the present situation, as follows: ‘Today, however, the only available coal lands are owned by these two companies. If therefore, the public lands in that region are permanently withdrawn from private entry the effect is to intensify and perpetuate the very monopoly which these railroads have created.’ I am inclined cordially to agree with the first of these two statements; but the second seems flatly to contradict it and I don’t understand how they can be reconciled or indeed what the second means. I will back you up to the limit in compelling the railroad companies to afford the independent producers proper track connections and proper transportation facilities as well as to carry the coal for reasonable charges. But I feel very strongly that your first position which is that we should not part with anymore coal lands, is correct, in which case your second position, that we should not withdraw public coal lands from private entry can not but be incorrect.” In very good condition, with scattered toning and foxing, heavier to first page, staple hole to top left of both pages, and a few wrinkles. Accompanied by three associate letters, one from Mark Sullivan of Collie’s to Roosevelt, dated October 20, 1906; an unsigned letter to Roosevelt dated October 31, 1906; and a six page unsigned letter to the Interstate Commerce Commission. In June of 1906, after a series of Antitrust suits that successfully dissolved the railroad industry’s monopolizing Northern Securities Company, Roosevelt passed the Hepburn Act which gave the Interstate Commerce Commission great control over the nation’s railways: it made their orders binding, contestable only in federal court, and allowed them to set maximum rates for railways. In this letter to ICC Chairman Judson C. Clemens, Roosevelt stands behind this piece of legislation, writing, “I will back you up to the limit in compelling the railroad companies to afford the independent producers proper track connections and proper transportation facilities as well as to carry the coal for reasonable charges.” He also asserts the nation must maintain control of its coal lands, an increasingly valuable resource in the railway age. Decisive and clear, this letter is a wonderful example of the directness for which Roosevelt was known. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Uncommon four-language ship’s paper for a whaling vessel issued during Taylor’s brief administration 109. Zachary Taylor. Rare partly-printed DS as presi-

dent, signed “Z. Taylor” one page, 21.5 x 16.75, December 31, 1849. Four-language ship’s paper issued to “Peleg W. Gifford, master or commander of the Bark called Clarice… lying at present in the port of New Bedford bound for the Indian Ocean and laden with provisions, stores, and utensils for a whaling voyage.” Signed in the right panel by Taylor and countersigned by Secretary of State John M. Clayton. In very good condition, with partial separations along intersecting folds, a couple small pinholes of paper loss along folds, mirroring of seal from folding, and some scattered light toning. The white paper seal is crisp and intact. Taylor presidential documents are uncommon, as he served only 16 months as president, and this one made more so by its desirable whaling-related content. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

110. William H. Taft.

Original 6.75 x 9 basrelief of Taft’s profile by Walden Fawcet, beautifully signed in black ink, “Wm. H. Taft.” In fine condition, with light creasing to the corner tips, a few tack holes across the bottom and top edges, and some mild toning to the left edge. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

111. Bess Truman and Mamie Doud Eisenhower. Two

color magazine photos of artists’ renditions of Truman and Eisenhower, both affixed to off-white 6 x 8 mounts, each signed in black felt tip by the respective first lady pictured. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

112. Bess Truman.

Four items: matte-finish 5 x 7 photo, signed in the lower border in black felt tip; White House card, signed in black ink, “Bess W. Truman”; a one page TLS from 1977, signed “Bess W. Truman,” complying with an autograph request; and a clipped 3.75 x 5 book photo, signed in black ink. Mild rippling to matte-finish photo, toning from adhesive on reverse of book photo, and toning and a stray mark to letter, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

113. Bess and Margaret Truman. Three undated

letters to Olga Stilwell: ALS, signed “Bess T.,” two pages, 6.25 x 9, White House letterhead; ALS, signed “Bess T.,” two pages on two adjoining sheets of Carlyle stationery, 5.25 x 6.75; and an ALS, signed “Margaret,” two pages on two adjoining sheets of personal stationery, 5 x 7.75. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $150)

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Truman prepares for the first ever US visit of Iran’s final, and controversial, monarch 114. Harry S. Truman. Typed memorandum, signed as president, “H.S.T.,” one page, 6.75 x 8.75, White House letterhead, November 10, 1949. Titled “Memorandum for: Acting Secretary of State From: The President,” sent to James E. Webb. In full: “Thanks for the background memoranda on the visit of His Imperial Majesty, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Shahanshah of Iran. I appreciated your thoughtfulness in sending it to me very much.” In fine condition, with an Undersecretary office stamp to upper right. On November 16, 1949, President Truman greeted Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran, on his first visit to the United States. The Shah was given a 21-gun salute and full military honors. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Amid Red Scare hysteria, Truman defies a congressional request to access the files of federal employees: “I am as sure as I am alive that these people are on a fishing expedition and that they will take occasion to use unsubstantiated charges” 115. Harry S. Truman. Two items: Typed memorandum, signed as president, “H.S.T,”

one page, 6.75 x 8.75, White House letterhead, dated July 20, 1951. In full: “Memorandum for: The Secretary of the Treasury. From: The President. I have been looking over a memorandum which you sent me with regard to loyalty files of the International [sic, Internal] Revenue Department for the Congressional Committee investigating the Department. I wish you would give this matter considerable thought and then we will have a conversation about it. I am as sure as I am alive that these people are on a fishing expedition and that they will take occasion to use unsubstantiated charges which, no doubt, appear in these files to discredit not only the Department but to ruin the individual in whose file these things appear. I will be glad to talk with you about it.”

Also, a handwritten endorsement as president, “Approved, July 20, 1951, Harry S. Truman,” on the last page of a three-page typed memorandum from Treasury Secretary John Snyder, dated July 30, 1951. Memo reads, in part: “Reference is made to the memorandum from the Secretary of the Treasury for the President dated July 18, 1951, requesting permission for the Bureau of Internal Revenue to submit reports, files and other material to the Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee on Administration of the Internal Revenue Laws, in response to a request of that Subcommittee. The request to the President for authority to the Secretary of the Treasury to submit such reports and other material was made pursuant to paragraph 2 of a memorandum, dated August 5, 1948, to the Secretary of the Treasury from Donald S. Dawson, Administrative Assistant, concerning employees in the Executive Branch, which in part states: ‘2. No information of any sort relating to the employee’s loyalty, and no investigative data of any type, whether relating to loyalty or other aspects of the individual’s record, shall be included in the material submitted to a Congressional committee. If there is doubt as to whether a certain document or group of documents should be supplied, the matter should be referred to the White House.’ Authority is not requested to submit investigative data referring to loyalty of an employee in the Executive Branch.” Senator Joseph McCarthy, who led the anti-Communism rally, called Truman’s refusal to allow access to all files ‘arrogant’ and a threat to national security. In fine condition, with rusty paperclip mark to Truman’s memo, and paperclip impression and light creases to endorsed memo. At the height of McCarthyism, Truman spurns the request of a congressional committee to access the “loyalty files” of the IRS. However, Truman refused to endorse the witch hunt kindled by Joseph McCarthy, the senator from Wisconsin who hounded the president and his administration with his accusations of Communist infiltration. Here, Truman refuses to bow to anti-Communist furor and “ruin” the careers of federal employees likely to be tarnished by the committee. “They are trying to get us to believe that our Government is riddled with communism and corruption,” Truman said of the McCarthyists. “These slandermongers are trying to get us so hysterical that no one will stand up to them for fear of being called a communist.” For his stance, the president was accused of being soft on Communism. Just over a week after this letter, the House Ways and Means subcommittee would open an investigation into charges of corruption in the IRS. Fascinating documents providing insight into Truman’s bold stance during the Red Scare. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Fondly recalling his days in the Army Reserves 116. Harry S. Truman. Two TLSs, both signed “Harry,” both one page, 7.25

x 10.5, personal letterhead, dated September 26, 1962, and June 5, 1963, both to John Snyder. First letter reads, in part; “I was very sorry indeed to learn that the records of our Reserve Organization had been burned up. I am expecting to go through all the files I have and see if we can get together a history of the organization which you and the St. Louis Colonel worked out during the period from 1921 to 1938.” Second letter reads, in part; “You and I went through a great many summers together with a great many youngsters whom we trained to become officers in the second World War. Sometime, or other, when it is convenient for both of us, I would like to sit down and talk to you and see if we can find the results of what we did. I had somebody, while I was in the White House, look up the list of those who were commissioned from our classes and it was a fantastic number who made good.” In fine condition, with a slight rusty paperclip mark to top of one letter. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

117. Harry S. Truman. Vintage matte-

finish 9.5 x 7.75 photo, signed and inscribed in fountain pen as president, “Best wishes for an early recovery for Arthur Frank, Harry S. Truman.” In very good to fine condition, with rippling to edges, a few creases, scattered silvering to darker areas and edges, and mounting remnants to reverse. Accompanied by a 1946 letter from Truman’s secretary Matthew Connelly, acknowledging the photo. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

118. Harry S. Truman. Partly-printed

DS as president, one page, 18.5 x 15.5, July 18, 1950. President Truman appoints Benjamin Gerig of Pennsylvania “the Representative of the United States of America on the Special Committee on Information Transmitted Under Article 73 (e) of the United Nations Charter.” Signed at the conclusion by Truman and countersigned by Secretary of State Dean Acheson. Framed to an overall size of 20 x 17. In fine condition, with some scattered mild toning, primarily to the crisp, intact seal. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Truman provides two interesting translations for his home state’s motto 119. Harry S. Truman. ANS signed “H.

S. T.,” one page, 2.75 x 3.75, no date. Interesting note on both sides of an off-white slip, with a gold foil seal of the state of Missouri affixed to the reverse. In full: “Salus populi suprema lex esto! The liberal translators say ‘The welfare of the people is the supreme law.’ The conservative translators say ‘The will of the people is the supreme law.’ Both are excellent. I prefer the first.” On the reverse, under the seal, Truman adds, “A really great seal. Harry S. Truman.” In fine condition, with a touch of trivial soiling and impression of seal under text. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

120. Harry S. Truman. TLS, one page, 7.25 x 10.25, personal letterhead, May 9, 1960. Letter to Paul Nachtman. In part: “I cannot tell you how very much I appreciated that centennial book on Washington’s Inauguration and Presidency. It will be one of the finest items in the Library and I will be glad to have the original container so that it will be properly protected.” Under his signature Truman adds a brief handwritten postscript which reads, “Your work on the Convention seems to be working!” In fine condition, with a horizontal mailing fold passing through upper portion of signature. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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121. Woodrow Wilson. Uncommon and nicely detailed engraved portrait of the exterior of the White House, 6.5 x 4, signed along the bottom in black ink, “Woodrow Wilson.” In fine condition, with a uniform shade of toning from previous display. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 122. Woodrow Wilson.  Partly-printed DS

as president, one page, 16 x 20, November 28, 1916. President Wilson appoints Gordon G. Nelson a “First Lieutenant in the Infantry Officers Rescue Corps of the Army of the United States.” Signed at the conclusion by Wilson and countersigned by Secretary of War Newton Baker. Less commonly found on Wilson documents, Newton Baker was Secretary of War from 1916 to 1921. In very good condition, with scattered creasing, wrinkling, and soiling, edge dings, a mild shade of overall toning, and seal mostly missing. Rolled. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Unique World War I soldiers discharge signed by over 30 including Wilson, Pershing, and Foch 124. Woodrow Wilson. Partly-

printed DS, one page, 10.5 x 8, March 2, 1920. Unusual honorable discharge issued to Paul McMichael, a major in the Ordnance Department of the US Army. McMichael’s discharge is signed across entire face by over 30 war-related personalities, including Woodrow Wilson, John J. Pershing, Ferdinand Foch, David Beattie, Amando Diaz, Baron Jacques, Secretary of War Newton D Baker, Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. (who adds a capable attempt of his father’s signature), William S. Sims, John A. Lejeune, and other veterans of the Great War. Discharge is affixed to an identical size piece of cardstock. In very good condition, with a couple of vertical creases, mild overall toning, a couple rusty paperclip marks to edges, and some light rippling. Accompanied by a facsimile of the piece, slightly enlarged, with numbered identifications of the signers. An unusual and likely one-of-a-kind piece. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Scarce full Washington signature along with a swatch of his coat and hair lock

123. George Washington. Fantastic display consisting of a scarce full ink signature, “George Washington,” on an off-white 3.25 x .5 slip clipped from a larger document. Signature was part of a large March 17, 1769, indenture between Washington and Robert Thompson. Also included is a .5 x .75 swatch of Washington’s cloak from the family of Colonel Tobias Lear, Washington’s personal secretary and good friend; and a lock of six strands of Washington’s hair from the Custis-Powell family. All three items are nicely cloth matted and framed, with a color portrait of Washington and a descriptive plaque, to an overall size of 14.5 x 15.25. In very good to fine condition, with toning and slight paper loss to slip. Complete Washington signatures are seldom seen. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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Washington appoints a Lieutenant in the newly created Corps of Artillerists and Engineers 125. George Washington. Partly-printed vellum document, signed as president, “Go. Washington,” one page, 14.75 x 18.5, dated December 26, 1794. Document reads, in part, “To all who shall see these Presents Greeting: Know Ye, That reposing special Trust and Confidence in the Patriotism, Valour, Fidelity, and Abilities of Charles Harrison I have nominated and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, do appoint him Lieutenant in the Corps of Artillerists and Engineers in the Service of the United States to take Rank from the second day of June one thousand seven hundred ninety four.” Signed at the conclusion by Washington, and countersigned by the Secretary of War, H[enry] Knox. On February 22, 1793, Washington had nominated Charles Harrison of Virginia to be Ensign; it was approved by the Senate the following day. On May 31, 1794, Washington promoted Harrison to Lieutenant. On June 2nd, the Senate did advise and consent to the appointment which is why the President noted that Harrison’s appointment date would be June 2, 1794, even though this document was dated more than six months later. In very good condition, with moderate previous storage folds, with a vertical fold affecting the “Wa” of signature, edges appearing to be lightly trimmed, mounting remnants to reverse, a few small pinholes of paper loss, and scattered light toning and soiling. In August 1789, President Washington had submitted to the Congress a report from Secretary of War Knox containing “a statement of the troops in the service of the United States.” In his introduction to his proposal for “Organization of the Militia,” Knox called for “a small corps of well disciplined and well informed artillerists and engineers.” However, no engineers served in the Army until March 1794 when war threatened with Great Britain. At that time Congress authorized Washington to appoint temporary engineers to direct the fortification of key harbors. On April 7th, a “bill for raising and organizing a corps of artillerists and engineers” was received by the House from committee and read for the first time. It was passed by the House and the Senate by the end of May and signed into law by President Washington on May 9, 1794. On May 31, 1794, Washington sent his nominations to the Senate of 12 Captains, 24 Lieutenants (including Charles Harrison), one Surgeon, and four Surgeons’ Mates “as Company Officers and Surgeon and Surgeons’ Mates in the Corps of Artillerists and Engineers,” a corps consisting of one regiment with four battalions of four companies each. When war with France appeared likely in 1798, Congress added a second regiment to the Corps. In 1802, Congress established a separate U.S. Corps of Engineers and the U. S. Military Academy at West Point as America’s first engineering school. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RRAuction COA.…(MB $1000)

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notables 127. Charles Francis Adams, Jr. Member of the prominent Adams family, and

son of Charles Francis Adams, Sr. He served as a colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War. After the war, he was a railroad regulator and executive, an author of historical works, and a member of the Massachusetts Park Commission. ALS signed “C. F. Adams, Jr,” one page both sides, 5 x 8, personal letterhead, September 18, 1876. In part: “I…send you by express the proof sheet of the article ‘Episode in Municipal Government.’ Please have it corrected and paged, and send me a new proof…This will occasion no delay as the proofs sent to New York will not be back for a day or two. If the proofs I send are promptly corrected and sent correctly to me here, I can have the whole thing corrected.” In fine condition, with a light pencil line through text on first page. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

“The risk of being captured by any Cruizers belonging to the Powers at War” is realized: Adams signs off on the value of a seized ship 128. Samuel Adams. American statesman (1722–1803) and signer of the Declaration of Independence from Massachusetts who was one of the organizers of the Boston Tea Party and one of his state’s most ardent supporters of the patriotic cause. Manuscript DS, three sides of two adjoined pages, 7.25 x 12.25, November 13, 1795. A statement of property seized from William Winthrop, an American citizen, by the privateer sloop the Harlequin. One endorsement, signed at the conclusion by Winthrop, reads, in part: “Statement of the Property of William Winthrop, a Citizen of the United States of America, captured by the Privateer Sloop Harlequin, May 6, 1795, and condemned in the island of Bermuda, June 19, 1795 in his Britannia Majesty’s Court…The Sloop Dispatch and other Appurtenances—1666.75. Premium of Insurance 1750 dollars…on said Sloop from Boston to West Indies & back, exclusive of the risk of being captured by any Cruizers belonging to the Powers at War.” A longer endorsement on the reverse of second integral page reads, in part: “That on the Twelfth day of August in the year of our Lord, One Thousand seven hundred and ninety five, We the Subscribers, namely Joseph Hood, Timothy Gay and Jacob Rhoades, all of Boston…at the request of William Winthrop, late sole owner of the Sloop Dispatch… have carefully arrived and considered the value of said Sloop Dispatch, with her Mast, Yards, Sails, Boats, Tackle & Appurtenances is, in our judgement worth the sum of One Thousand Six hundred Sixty Six dollars three quarters of a dollar. And we do further declare…the said Sloop Dispatch…would have sold in the port of Boston for the above mentioned sum…The above mentioned vessel is the same that was captured the sixth day of May last on her voyage from Guadelupe to Boston, by the Harlequin Privateer of Bermuda, Capt. John Miller, & carried in there, 7 tried, & condemned, as appears by the copy of the proceedings of the Court of Vice Admiralty of that island, and by Capt. Young’s protest; and which said Sloop Dispatch, said Capt. Young, there purchased on his own account, and arrived with her at this Port of Boston.” Signed at the conclusion by Hood, Gay, and Rhoads. The third endorsement is written and signed by notary Samuel Barrett, attesting that Woods, Gay, and Jacobs appeared before him and attested to their statement. Boldly signed under the seal in black ink by Adams, acknowledging that Barrett has affixed his seal to the document, and countersigned at the bottom by John Avery. Document has been professionally silked. Some light rippling around seal, some scattered light toning, slight show-through from docketing on reverse, and a couple trivial pencil marks, otherwise fine condition. The white seal is worn, but intact. Provenance: 2010 Sotheby’s. By the middle of the eighteenth century, the island colony of Bermuda, with copious trade and fishing regulations, depended on privateering to supply many of their basic needs. With twice as many privateers at sea than any of the continental colonies, privateering became a lucrative and fairly easy business for the high-speed Bermudian sloops and large crews. American William Winthrop’s ship Dispatch was seized by the Bermudian sloop Harlequin on May 6, 1795 and taken to port where seven were “tried, & condemned” under Bermudian law. It is unclear what became of the seven, but the ship was purchased and returned to Boston by one Capt. Young. This document is a Statement of the Property of William Winthrop, a Citizen of the United States, captured by the Privateer Sloop Harlequin. An interesting account, boldly endorsed by Samuel Adams as Governor of Massachusetts. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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129. Jane Addams. American social

reformer (1860–1935) who shared the 1931 Nobel Peace Prize. TLS, one page, 5.75 x 9.25, Hull House letterhead, July 23, 1913. Letter to a woman in Massachusetts. In part: “I have not seen the book ‘The Romance of Botticelli’ but have today ordered it. Thank you very much for bringing it to my attention.” In fine condition, with some scattered light creases and wrinkles. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

131. Oliver Ames. President

of Union Pacific Railroad, the 35th governor of Massachusetts, and a congressman impeached in the Credit Mobilier scandal. Bank check, 8 x 3, filled out in another hand and signed by Ames, payable to Boston Five Cents Savings Bank for $1250, April 16, 1891. In very good condition, with two vertical folds, one through a single letter of signature, two cancellation holes to body, date stamp touching top of signature, and some scattered light soiling. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

The legendary leader of the Green Mountain Boys assesses taxes in the midst of secretly negotiating for Vermont to become a British province 130. Ethan Allen. Farmer, businessman, land speculator, philosopher,

writer, American Revolutionary War patriot, hero, and politician. ADS, signed “Ethan & Ira Allen” all written by Ethan Allen in the text, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 5 x 7.5, June 20, 1781. Titled on first page, “A List of the Polls and ratable estate of the Town of Sunderland for June 20 AD 1781 Sunderland.” On the second page, one beneath the other, are six names and the “ratable estate” value: “Genl Ethan & Ira Allen £63.0.0; Joseph Averill 13.0.0; Robert Averill 37.0.0; Col. Timth Brownson 124.0.0; Amos Brownson 48.0.0; Gideon Brownson 67.0.0; Eli Brownson…” All in the hand of Ethan Allen, they are in alphabetical order. On the reverse of the integral leaf (the back cover of the booklet), Allen has written: “The List for the Year of our Lord 1781.” Beneath which are some pen markings and some arithmetic in another hand. In good condition, with paper loss to bottom edge, moderate toning and staining, small binder holes along hinge, rough edges, and scattered creases. Although the future fourteenth state declared its independence in 1777, it took 15 years for the “Republic of Vermont” to pay New York the several million dollars owed for the relinquishment of their claim on the land, thereby gaining support for Vermont’s eventual admittance to the Union in 1791. Interestingly, around the same time of this correspondence, Ethan and Ira Allen were engaged in secret talks via a Canadian middleman to determine if Vermont would allow itself to become a British province, which likely would have altered the tide of the Revolutionary War. Some historians contend that Vermont was poised to admit British troops when news of the surrender at Yorktown and the signing of the Treaty of Paris ended the conflict. A rare document from one of the most recognizable names in American history. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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At the age of just 17, Austin signs as a witness on a promissory note

132. Stephen F. Austin. Manuscript DS, signed by Aus-

tin at the age of 17, one page, 8 x 3.5, January 23, 1811. A promissory note signed by Daniel Phelps, in part: “I promise John Butler to pay him or order seventy five dollars and eighty nine cents on demand with interest. Mine A Burton.” Signed at the conclusion by Phelps, and signed in the lower left corner as a witness, “Stephen F. Austin,” and also witnessed by Timothy Phelps. Intersecting folds, light toning along a vertical fold slightly affecting signature, vertical ink cancellation to body, and a few wrinkles, otherwise fine condition. Austin was engaged in learning the family mercantile business in Missouri at this time, and subsequently took over the management of most of the lead business. A very clean and particularly early example. The Robert Davis Collection. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

Even among Canadian loyalists, Arnold is branded a traitor for his petty lawsuits 133. Benedict Arnold. One of the most

well-known traitors in history, Benedict Arnold (1741-1801) was a successful general from Connecticut during the Revolutionary War, up until he switched sides and got caught trying to help the British in 1780. Manuscript DS, signed “B. Arnold,” one page, 6 x 5.75, February 26, 1790. Legal affidavit reads, in full: “Benedict Arnold Esqr of the Plaintiff in the above cause maketh oath that Samuel Oakes the Defendant in the above cause is at this time justly and truly indebted unto him this Deponent in the Sum of Eleven Pounds Seventeen Shillings for a quantity of Ship Timber sold and Delivered by him this Deponent to the said Defendant and for Cash paid and advanced for the measuring the Same.” Very nicely double cloth matted and framed with a portrait of Arnold and George Washington, and a descriptive plaque, to an overall size of 20 x 35.5. In fine condition, with light intersecting folds, a few mild strips of toning, and some scattered light edge wear. After the war, Arnold settled in Saint John, a newly established American loyalist community in the province of New Brunswick, Canada. There he resumed his mercantile ventures and loaned money to a number of American loyalists struggling to reestablish themselves. After several bad business deals, Arnold saw his income reduced and he attempted to collect from his debtors, filing more than twenty suits similar to the one offered here. His actions aroused such fury in the community that an angry mob gathered at the Arnold residence denouncing his avarice and carrying his effigy, which bore the ironic appellation “Traitor!” A fine and well-preserved document from the American Revolution’s notorious turncoat. Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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The famed suffragette presents a copy of her 1897 article on Women’s Rights 134. Susan B. Anthony. Origi-

nal pamphlet of Anthony’s article titled “The Status of Woman, Past, Present, and Future” (originally printed in The Arena, May 1897), 6 x 9, eight pages, signed in ink at the top of the first page, “With kind regards, Susan B. Anthony, Rochester, N.Y., Dec. 28/97.” In fine condition. A great example of Anthony’s reflections on the efforts to change the status of women that had taken place since the Seneca Falls Convention of 1848. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

136. P. T. Barnum. ALS, one page, 4.5 x 5.25, July 7, 1856. Brief letter to Mr. Houle. In full: “I am now in & shall be till 5 o’clock.” Intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, and some scattered light toning and soiling, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

British autograph album including Scott, Churchill, and a spectacular Shackleton AQS 135. Autograph Alb u m. Vinta ge

leatherbound hardcover autograph album, 5.25 x 7, signed inside in ink by 86 people, many on affixed clips slips or photographs. Signers include: “R. Scott 5.5.10,” on a light gray slip; fountain pen signature “Winston S. Churchill,” with an AQS from Ernest Shackleton, which reads, “We have seen God in his splendors. Heard the text that Nature renders,” signed above the quote, “Ernest H. Shackleton.” Remainder of the signatures are from soccer and rugby players, church officials, and others. Both the Scott and Churchill/Shackleton pages have affixed news clippings and photos and captions. In very good condition, with front cover detached, scattered toning and rippling to some pages, and collector’s notations throughout. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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“I…am much gratified that the Duchess of Albany and her children enjoyed the show so much”

137. P. T. Barnum. ALS, one page, 5 x 8, Hotel Victoria letterhead, December 10, 1889. Letter to “Sir Robert.” In part: “Permit me to thank you very heartily for your kindness in delivering the photograph of the children of Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Albany, also her Royal Highness’ autograph. I prize both very highly and am much gratified that the Duchess of Albany and her children enjoyed the show so much.” Cloth matted and framed with a portrait of Barnum and Tom Thumb to an overall size of 17 x 14. In fine condition, with a central horizontal fold and a mild shade of overall toning from previous display. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Scarce war-dated letter from Lincoln’s Attorney General 138. Edward Bates. Attorney

general during the Civil War (1793– 1869). War-dated ALS signed “Edw. Bates,” one page, lightly-lined, 5 x 8, Attorney General’s Office letterhead, September 9, 1864. Letter to Mrs. Jefferson Thomas. In part: “I have the pleasure to send you, enclosed herewith, the desired pass for Miss Gordon, Also, a sealed note addressed to you, in the hand writing of Mr. Secy Stanton.” Light block of toning over text and signature and a few small pencil notations, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by several pieces of correspondence to Bates from Gordon and Thomas. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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139. Fulgencio Batista. Leader of Cuba (1901–1973) who was in office from 1940 to 1944 and from 1952 to 1959, at which time he was overthrown by Fidel Castro. DS, in Spanish, one page, 10.25 x 13.75, no date. Untranslated document regarding the literary aid organized by the Province of Havana in commemoration of Jose Marti (1853-1895) a Cuban revolutionary leader who was killed in fight for independence from Spain. In very good condition, with mild toning to document, heavier at edges, some scattered foxing, and signature over embossed seal. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

140. David BenGurion. Signed book:

Israel, A Personal History. First edition, first printing. NY: Funk & Wagnalls, 1971. Hardcover with slipcase, 7.25 x 10.25, 862 pages. Signed in blue ballpoint, “D. Ben-Gurion,” on the first free end page which also bears a pre-printed inscription to Mr. and Mrs. Morton Silberman. In fine condition, with scattered wear and partial separations to edges of slipcase. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Bell heads to Canada to recuperate before his final years of work towards the telephone

141. Alexander Graham Bell. ALS signed “A. Graham

Bell,” two pages, 4.5 x 7, March 24, 1873. Letter to Mr. Bogdon. In part: “I am sorry that a bad cold compels me to keep indoors just now. I fear I may not be able to go with you tomorrow. I have been running down for some weeks past, and intend to run up to Canada to recruit towards the end of this week. Kind regards to all friends at Lower Falls.” A few small separations along intersecting folds, one fold through a single letter of signature, a few wrinkles, and mild toning to first page, otherwise fine condition. At the time of this letter Bell was Professor of Vocal Physiology and Elocution at the Boston University School of Oratory. After spending the summer of 1873 at the family home in Canada, he returned to Boston and decided to concentrate on his experiments in sound which eventually led to his first successful transmission via telephone three years later in 1876. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

142. Itzhak BenZvi. Second president

of Israel (1884–1963) who served from 1952 until his death. ALS in Hebrew, signed “I Ben Zvi,” one page, 7.25 x 8.75, General Council of the Jewish Community of Palestine letterhead, no date. Letter to a gentleman. In part (translated): “A few weeks ago I spoke with Mr. Dobkin and Mr. Shapiro…and they promised to look into the matter after they receive the [immigration] certificates. I ask you to look into the matter.” A small notation has been added in another hand at the bottom. In very good condition, with torn punch holes to right edge, a central vertical fold, scattered creases, and a uniform shade of toning. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

143. Nicholas Biddle. American

financier (1786– 1844) and president of the Bank of the United States. ALS signed “N. Biddle Pres’t,” one page, 7.75 x 9.75, July 22, 1829. Brief letter to physician Thomas Cadwalader. In part: “As I shall be…absent on the business of the Bank. I hereby appoint you to act in my stead as President of the Bank of the United States.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds, docketing notation to top right, blue pencil notation to top, uniform toning, and a bit of scattered light soiling. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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Only the third Lizzie Borden letter we have ever offered 144. Lizzie Borden. On August 4, 1892, the axe-mutilated body of prosperous businessman Andrew J. Borden was discovered in the parlor of his home at 92 Second Street in Fall River, Massachusetts. Mr. Borden’s body had been found by his thirty-two-year-old daughter, Lizzie (1860–1927); soon after others arrived on the scene, the similarly brutalized corpse of Andrew’s wife (and Lizzie’s stepmother), Abby, was discovered in an upstairs bedroom. Thus began a sordid saga that would ultimately become one of the most celebrated unsolved cases in the history of American crime. Exceedingly rare ALS signed “L. A. Borden,” one page both sides, 4 x 5.5, personal letterhead, December 9, 1896. Letter to Miss Jennie F. Bras. In full: “I should be ready to see you Wednesday the sixteenth any time after five in the after-noon. Yes I am going to tie the pages and want your help. I would like to have you get the ribbon. Get as much and the width you want and let the color be ‘royal purple’ please.” In fine condition, with a central horizontal fold and a partial separations along hinge. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope addressed in Borden’s hand, with the stamp clipped off. Letter is housed in a custom-designed purple leather folder. Shortly after being acquitted of her father and stepmother’s murders in June of 1893, Lizzie and her sister Emma moved to a new house (christened ‘Maplecroft’) on French Street, a fashionable neighborhood at the time. It was there that she penned this letter. The trial that had taken place in the courtroom could not compare to the media trial in which Lizzie was portrayed as a cold-blooded murderer: regardless of the court’s decision and her public exoneration, the damage to her reputation could not be undone. She was forever ostracized from Fall River society, living out the remainder of her life at Maplecroft in relative isolation. Over a century after the Borden murders, the mystery continues to hold the public’s interest, making the demand for Lizzie’s limited autograph material very high; this is only the third letter we have ever offered, and the only one we’ve seen in the last five years. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

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Sending thanks for a Fosdick book from Basil O’Connor 145. Niels Bohr. Danish physicist (1885–1962) who was awarded the 1922 Nobel Prize in Physics for his theory of atomic structure. ALS, one page, 5 x 3.5, January 1, 1953. Letter to thanks to Dr. Basil O’Connor. In part: “Thanks for your Christmas greeting and the most beautiful and inspiring book of Raymond Fosdick.” In fine condition, with paperclip impression to top left and a bit of trivial soiling. O’Connor worked hand-in-hand with President Franklin Roosevelt on his Warm Springs project and also served as chairman and president of the American Red Cross. Bohr is rare in handwritten letters. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

146. Edouard Branly. French inventor

(1844–1940) primarily known for his involvement in wireless telegraphy. ALS signed “E. Branly,” one page, 5.25 x 8.25, Electrotherapy letterhead, October 24, 1903. Letter to an unidentified gentleman. In full (translated): “I am forwarding a letter addressed to me by Mr. Joseph Planche, doctor of law, very distinguished former student of Catholic Institute, of a very religious and high ranking family in Verdun. See what you can do for his protege.” In fine condition, with a mild shade of toning and a couple light creases. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

147. Aaron B u r r. B a n k

check, 6 x 3.75, filled out and signed by Burr, payable to A. B. [himself] or bearer for £158, April 24, 1788. In very good condition, with faint intersecting folds (vertical fold to first name), mild toning and soiling to edges, and pen cancellation (typical for examples of Burr’s checks) touching first name. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

148. Richard E. Byrd. TLS signed “R.

E. Byrd,” one page, 8.5 x 11, March 1, 1927. Letter to fellow polar explorer Adolphus Greely. In part; “I am very sorry indeed to tell you that I did not get my data from the variation of the Magnetic Compass sufficiently accurate to publish it in a scientific paper. I have not got my figures with me. When I return to my Headquarters at Boston I will look things up and let you hear from me.” Intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, several spots and strips of toning, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

149. Richard E. Byrd. TLS

signed “Dick,” two pages, 8 x 10.5, Department of the Navy letterhead, March 27, 1953. Letter to Charles Faulkner. In part: “I have been working with the International Rescue Committee to raise money for the refugees who have escaped from East Berlin into West Berlin. Of course these escapees arrive in West Berlin completely destitute because they cannot bring anything with them. It looks as if we are going to raise our quota, which is a million dollars…I had a fine talk with Vice President Nixon.” In fine condition, with a bit of scattered light toning. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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150. Princess Caroline of Monaco.

Glossy 4 x 6 regal portrait of the princess, signed in black ink, “Caroline de Monaco.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

151. Daniel Carroll. Found-

ing Father of the Un it ed S t a t e s (1730-1796). He was a prominent member of one of America’s great colonial families that included his cousin Charles Carroll of Carrollton who signed the Declaration of Independence. He was one of only five men to sign both the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution of the United States. Printed lottery ticket, 3 x 2, circa early 1790s, completed in manuscript. An early American lottery ticket issued to help fund the Washington City Canal “for cutting the Canal through the City of Washington to the Eastern-Branch Harbour.” Numbered in manuscript and signed at the bottom by Daniel Carroll. Irregular edges, small hole near top, and scattered creases, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

“I spoke yesterday down town before a Civitan Club on the work that I am doing with infantile paralysis” 152. George Washington Carver. TLS signed “G. W. Carver,” one page, 8.5 x 7.25, Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute letterhead, September 16, 1936. Letter to Floyd Anderson. In part: “Your picture has done so much real missionary work for poor stricken individuals. I spoke yesterday down town before a Civitan Club on the work that I am doing with infantile paralysis. They were immensely interested, and especially so in your picture.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds and a mild shade of toning. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Over 900 first day covers spanning politics to space to entertainment to sports 153. Celebrity Covers. Large collection of approximately 950 FDCs, each individually signed in ink or felt tip by celebrities and notables from the fields of entertainment, music, art and literature,space, politics, public service (including Supreme Court Justices), and other fields. A small sampling of signers include: Fred Astaire, Leonard Bernstein, Frank Borman, Ray Bradbury, Pearl S. Buck, Jimmy Carter, Jack Dempsey, James Dootlittle, John Glenn, Rube Goldberg, Dick Gordon, Fred Haise, Thor Heyerdahl, J. Edgar Hoover, Ted Kennedy, Alexei Leonov, James Lovell, Norman Mailer, Thurgood Marshall, W. Somerset Maugham, Ron McNair, Sandra Day O’Connor, Norman Vincent Peale, Judith A. Resnik, Eddie Rickenbacker, Sally Ride, Jonas Salk, Harrison Schmitt, Clyde Tombaugh, Johnny Unitas, John Wooden, and Chuck Yeager. In overall fine condition. A more comprehensive list is available online at rrauction.com. RRAuction COA.…(MB $300)

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Father of Maria Theresa 154. Charles VI . Holy Roman Emperor who ruled from 1711 to 1741; father of the beloved empress Maria Theresa of Austria. Manuscript DS in German, signed “Charles,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 8.25 x 12, March 29, 1712. A lengthy, boldly penned untranslated document. The reverse of signed page bears endorsements and dockets. The official seal was split upon opening, both halves remaining crisp and legible. Partial separation along connection of pages, scattered toning and foxing (heavier to first page), several pencil notations, and previous storage folds (one through a small portion of signature), otherwise very good condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200) 155. George W. Childs. Publisher (1829–1894) who co-owned the Philadelphia Public Ledger newspaper with financier Anthony Joseph Drexel. ALS signed “Geo. W. Childs,” one page, 6.25 x 8, Child & Peterson letterhead, October 13, 1859. Letter to Mr. Rice. In part: “I have placed in Mr. Longacre’s hands the biog of Mr. Buchanan. I have read it carefully and pronounce it one of the ablest and most disseminating in your great work.” Intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, and a uniform shade of mild toning, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

“I fear I do not see my way to asking the question you propose” 157. Winston Churchill. ALS signed “Winston S. Churchill,”

one page, 4.5 x 6.75, 105 Mount Street letterhead, no date. Letter to an unidentified gentleman. In full: “I fear I do not see my way to asking the question you propose. But I shd think you wd. experience no difficulty in finding some one to do so.” In very good condition, with scattered toning and soiling, adhesive remnants to edges, and several pencil notations. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Chrysler impresses the value of hard work to his son at Hotchkiss School 156. Walter P. Chrysler. TLS signed “Dad,” one page, 8 x 10, personal letterhead, November 7, 1924. Chrysler writes to his son Walter at the Hotchkiss School in Connecticut, in part: “I have had a letter from Mr. Buell dated November 5th in which he states he will excuse you from school Tuesday afternoon…You are to return on the 8:50 train Thursday morning, December 4th. However, he states, it will involve the loss of recitations for two days for you and shall urge you to make up the work as soon as possible before you leave school. I know you appreciate that you are facing a great deal of hard work at Hotchkiss to maintain your position in your class, and absence on occasions like this, naturally, make it necessary for you to put forth unusual efforts so that your studies will not suffer. I know you realize this, Walter, and I am glad to know that Mr. Buell has been kind enough to let you off.” Near the last line, Chrysler has added several words in his own hand about his son ordering clothes. In fine condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Written just months before he founded the Chrysler company on June 6, 1925, this letter represents a fine example of the auto magnate’s work ethic. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) Notables 47

From the Board of Trade, Churchill writes an encouraging note to his younger brother: “It will be a tremendous coup for you if you can win the seat” 158. Winston Churchill. TLS signed “Winston S. Churchill,” one page, 5 x 8, Board of Trade letterhead, December 31, 1909. Letter, marked at the top by Churchill “Private,” and addressed in his hand to his brother, “My dear Jack.” In full: “Many congratulations on your speech, which seems to be excellent in style. I hope you had a great success. It will be a tremendous coup for you if you can win the seat.” Churchill also adds, “Yours sincerely,” before his signature. In very good condition, with scattered creasing and wrinkling from mounting remnants on reverse, a bit of light toning and soiling, and a couple surface impressions. Churchill writes to his younger brother, John Strange “Jack” Spencer-Churchill, with whom he was very close. John rose to the rank of major in the British Army and became a successful London businessman, and he and his children were often found with his older brother’s family at Chartwell and Winston’s other residences. Here, Winston may be referencing a seat on the London Stock Exchange, which his brother eventually held. In 1909, Winston was a member of Parliament and the president of the Board of Trade. An excellent letter written to a close family member and confidant. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

159. Georges Claude. Engi-

neer and inventor (1870–1960) best known for the invention of neon lighting. TLS in French, signed “G. Claude,” one page, 5 x 8, personal letterhead, March 9, 1928. Untranslated letter to Lucien Bance, with Claude adding one sentence in his own hand. In fine condition, with some light soiling to left edge. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100)

160. Henry C l a y. D i s t i n -

guished statesman, US senator, secretary of state, speaker of the house, and three-time presidential candidate (1777– 1852) who became known as the ‘Great Compromiser’ for his support of the Union prior to the Civil War. ADS, signed “H. Clay,” one page, 7.75 x 2.25, April 20, 1831. Pay order reads, “Pay to John Norton Esq or order Three hundred dollars.” Cancellation cut to center, paper loss to top edge, scattered foxing and dampstaining, central vertical fold, mounting remnants to reverse, and a PSA/DNA authentication label affixed to reverse, otherwise very good condition. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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161. Dewitt Clinton. American politician

(1769-1828) who served as senator and who, as governor of New York, played a major role in the construction of the Erie Canal. Partly-printed DS, one page, 7 x 4.5, November 4, 1811. Pay order issued to Alderman Cunningham “for attending the court of General Sessions.” Signed at the conclusion by Clinton as Mayor of New York. Intersecting folds, cancellation cut to center, a slight brush to signature, and light toning, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

162. John Connally. Texas governor who rode in the same car as JFK at the time of the president’s assassination in Dallas, and who himself was struck by a bullet. Glossy 8 x 10 photo, signed and inscribed in green felt tip “To: Hon Carlos Moorhead—With respect and admiration from his friend, John Connally.” In very good condition, with paperclip impression and rippling to top edge and a surface impression from another signature and inscription from another photo placed on top. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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April 9, 1861, three days before the outbreak of war, Colt dashes off a twice-signed letter: “I may leave here for the South” 163. Samuel Colt. Inventor of the

Colt revolver and founder of the Colt Firearms Company (1814–1862). ALS signed “Saml. Colt,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 5 x 8, April 9, 1861. Colt hastily dictates orders to his secretary. In part: “I have your note of yesterday with enclosures form Col Cooper. Should you receive the package of letters & Papers returned to me From New Orleans I want you to send them to me at 240 Broadway by the first express & mail the Express receipt for them to me at the St. Nicholas Hotel. I may leave here for the South before returning to Hartford hence it will be necessary for you to have your payroll & other accounts…with the usual checks drawn for my signature. You will probably have to bring down the check books to me here for signature. I will telegraph to you if you must come in the mean time you must telegraph to me on receipt of this if you can be ready to come here tomorrow, Wednesday night, or when you can be ready to come if you are telegraphed to do so. If you come here you should calculate to stop a sufficient time to make the necessary examinations at the office & fix the business so as to have no mistakes thereafter.” On the second page, Colt adds a postscript, signed “S. C.” Colt writes: “I may telegraph to you to bring down Mr. McFarlen with you & I wish you now send him word that I shall probably want him to go to Cincinnati very soon & to let me know if he can do so.” In very good condition, with partial separations along central horizontal fold and hinge, scattered toning and show-through from text on opposite sides, a couple of archival reinforcements to folds and small tears, and a couple of light creases. At the beginning of the war Colt would sell arms to both the North and South, eventually being labeled a Southern sympathizer. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

164. Peter Cooper.

Versatile American industrialist, inventor, and politician (1791–1883) who designed the first steam locomotive built in the United States, the Tom Thumb, and patented a gelatin dessert later marketed under the brand name Jell-O. ALS, one page, 8 x 9.5, Union Transportation Line letterhead, October 23, 1834. Letter to C. Schrack concerning a business arrangement and incorporating an invoice for $123.58, with Cooper signing again in the text of the invoice. Reverse of second integral page bears an address panel in Cooper’s hand. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, mirroring of letterhead, uniform toning, and some chips to edges. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

165. William W. Corcoran. Banker, art

collector, and philanthropist (1798–1888). LS signed “W. W. Corcoran,” one page, 5 x 8, January 19, 1881. Letter to H. J. Ramsdell. In part: “I deeply regretted to learn the serious injury you sustained from a fall on the ice, and it was my intention to call at your house…the present condition of the streets render it hazardous to carry my purpose into executiuon.” In very good condition, with uniform toning, pencil notations to top left, a bit of soiling, and a small singe mark to right edge. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

166. Walter Cronkite. Color glossy 8 x 10 photo of Cronkite in the White House, signed in blue felt tip. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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Curie marvels at a luminous byproduct of her radiology research: “The extraction of the emanation [of radium]…constitutes in my opinion one of the most beautiful experiments in physics” 167. Marie Curie. Pol-

ish-born French physicist (1867-1934), she and her husband Pierre discovered two new elements, polonium and radium, in 1898. In 1911 she won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry. She died of leukemia brought about by her work with radioactive material. Important ALS in French, signed “M. Curie,” penned on both sides of a 5.5 x 4 Faculte des Sciences de Paris note card, March 9, 1922. Letter to a lady patron of the Institute (possibly the American Princess of Polignac, born Winaretta Singer). In full (translated): “I apologize for being so late to answer your kind letter. I will certainly have the greatest pleasure to see you again and show you the new buildings at the Radium Institute that you have not yet seen. You would also be able to watch the extraction of the emanation, that is currently being done in my Laboratory for the needs of human therapy, that constitutes in my opinion one of the most beautiful experiments in physics. Please accept, Dear Madam, the expression of my best feelings.” Some light rubbing and pencil remnants to bottom of reverse and some light central vertical creases, otherwise fine condition. Madame Curie focused on medical uses for radium as a cancer treatment after discovering prolonged radium exposure caused chemical burns on skin. She learned radium was uranium decay, so she continued isolating the elements. When separating radium in one experiment, she discovered an empty glass vial that turned luminous in the dark, making her experiment visually “beautiful.” The residue produced by the radon gas decay was captured in the glass; water was added, then the mixture poured and sealed in glass ampules and applicators to treat anything from skin diseases to cancerous growths. An extraordinary letter by one of history’s greatest physicists in the infancy of radiology research for medical treatment. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

168. Clarence Darrow.

Brilliant defense attorney (1857–1938) noted for his role in the Scopes ‘Monkey’ Trial and the Leopold-Loeb thrill-killing case. ALS, one page, 5.75 x 8.5, July 13. Darrow writes Walden Book Shop regarding an order. In full: “Please send the books mentioned in the enclosed to A. W. Wright, 251 Washington St., Holly Mich. and charge to me.” Mounted on a slightly larger heavy board with informational swatch glued to front, not affecting text or signature. In very good condition, with the ink in the first half of the letter very light, a new pen being employed to finish the letter, resulting in a bold signature, intersecting folds, and a paperclip impression to top edge. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Scarce Jefferson Davis free frank as a US senator 169. Jefferson Davis. Free franked address panel, 4.5 x 3.5, addressed in another hand to “Col. G. H. Boyd, Portland, Maine,” and franked at the top, “J. Davis U.S.S.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds, trimmed edges, and some scattered light creases. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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The First Lady of the Confederacy mourns the passing of a friend 1 7 0 . Va r i n a Davis. Wife of

Jefferson Davis (1826-1906). ALS signed “V. Jefferson Davis,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 3.75 x 6, July 11, 1897. Letter to Mrs. Fowler following the loss of her father. In part: “I have just learned the painful news which has plunged your house in mourning and brought grief to thousands who revered, trusted, and admired your dear father as I did. I fear there are few great men left like him for his statesmanship was the outcome of a purer state of public morals than that of this day.” In fine condition, with a central horizontal fold. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The Rhode Island Signer seeks clarification on issuing “sea letters and passports… under the signature of George Washington” after his term expires

The Pennsylvania Signer serves as president of his home state’s Academy of Fine Arts 172. Declaration of Independence: G e o r g e C l y m e r.

Signer of the Declaration of Independence; founder and president of the Bank of Philadelphia. Partly-printed DS, signed “Geo Clymer,” one page, 10.75 x 14.75, May 1, 1811. Document awarding one share in the property of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts to William Kanle, Jr. Signed at the conclusion by Clymer as president of the Academy and countersigned by the treasurer. In good to very good condition, with partial separations along intersecting folds, some light creasing and wrinkling, and light overall toning and foxing. Clymer’s signature is quite crisp and mostly unaffected by the flaws. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

171. Declaration of Independence: William Ellery. Signer of

the Declaration of Independence from Rhode Island (1727–1820). ALS signed “Wm Ellery Coll,” one page, 6.25 x 8, February 27, 1797. Letter to District Attorney Ray Greene. In full: “Sea Letters and passports are signed by the President. Quere: Whether I can with propriety issue any of them under the signature of George Washington dated after the fourth of March; or, in other words, whether such documents ceased to be valid with his ceasing to be President. You are desired to answer this question as soon as possible.” Second integral page bears an address panel in another hand. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, several lightly passing through signature, scattered toning, and slight paper loss and pencil notations to reverse of second page. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

173. Declaration of Independence: Charles Carroll of Carrollton. Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Mary-

land (1737–1832) who was the longest-lived among his colleagues. ADS, signed “Charles Carroll of Carrollton,” one page, 9 x 3, March 27, 1812. Tax payment reads, in full: “Cashier of the Farmers Bank of Maryland pay to Mr. R. Welch of Ben eight hundred and fifteen dollars fifty five cents being the amount of my taxes in A. A. County for the year 1811 and debit herewith the account of your humble servant.” Signed at the conclusion by Carroll and also endorsed on the reverse by Welch. Cancellation cut to body, repaired on the reverse to prevent further spreading, vertical folds and creases, uniform toning, small tear to top right, and mounting remnants to top corners on reverse, otherwise very good condition. Accompanied by a period engraving. The first full signature we have seen as most examples are signed “Ch. Carroll.” Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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176. Declaration of Independence: Robert Treat Paine. Massachu-

174. Declaration of Independence: John Hart. Signer of the

Declaration of Independence from New Jersey (1713–1779). Engraved fifteen shilling New Jersey note, printed by Isaac Collins of Burlington, 4.25 x 2.5, dated March 25, 1776, signed in ink by Hart and two others. The reverse of the shilling note states that it was printed in Burlington in New Jersey by Isaac Collins, 1776, and it bears a rather strong warning, as well: “‘To counterfeit is Death.” A central vertical fold, overall creasing and wrinkling, some edge wear, and scattered toning and foxing, otherwise very good condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

setts lawyer (1731–1814) who served as one of the prosecutors of British soldiers during the Boston Massacre trial; he later signed the Declaration of Independence. Manuscript DS, signed “Paine,” one page, 3.75 x 6.25, November 1769. Financial document pertaining to the case of “Israel Barney vs Charles Handy,” signed at the conclusion by Paine. Central horizontal and vertical fold and some scattered light toning, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

The New Jersey Signer orders the diligent survey of the ship Anna “to estimate the Amount of Damage, Wastage or Loss” 175. Declaration of Independence: Francis Hopkinson.

Manuscript DS, signed “Fras Hopkinson,” one page, 12.5 x 8, May 3, 1785. The order to examine a ship in the port of Philadelphia, signed by Hopkinson as Judge of the Admirality of the Court reads, in full: “Application having been made to Me by Richard Copplestone Master of the Ship or Vessel, called The Anna lately arrived from Bristol and now lying in this Port, for a Survey to be made on the said Ship You, or any two of you, taking to your Assistance my Ship-Carpenter or other Tradesman if you shall think it necessary so to do, are hereby directed and required diligently and carefully to Survey and examine as well the said Ship as the Goods, Wares, and Merchandizes laden on board, or any Parts or portions thereof, as you shall be thereto requested by the Owners or Consignees of the said Cargo or of any part thereof; and you are to estimate the Amount of Damage, Wastage or Loss, if any, which the said Cargo or any part thereof may have sustained on Board the said Ship and also to ascertain the Occasion of such Damage, Wastage or Loss, to the best of your Skill and Judgement, particularly specifying the Marks and Numbers of the Bales, Boxes, Casks or Packages, wherein such damaged Goods or Deficiencies may be found: In pursuance and according to the Direction of an Act of General Assembly of this Commonwealth, entitled ‘An Act for the further Regulation of the Port of Philadelphia, and ‘enlarging the Powers of the Wardens thereof;’ And how you Shall have executed this Writ made a Return to Me, under your Hands duly signed on the Sixth Day of May Instant or on the next Court Day together with this Writ.” Accompanied by the report of the survey of the ship Anna, which reads, “at the Instance of Richard Copplestone Master of the Ship Anna from Bristol. We Thomas Pryor & Francis Gurney two of the Wardens of the Port of Philadelphia, duly appointed and attested according to Law, Have diligently and carefully surveyed and examined the Said Ship and found her Cargo well Stowed and properly Dunaged [sic, Dunnaged].” Boldly signed at the conclusion by Hopkinson. In very good condition, with vertical folds reinforced on reverse, a vertical fold passing through a single letter of signature, uniform toning, a bit heavier along folds, and a couple trivial edge chips. A well-preserved document boasting a large signature brimming with nautical content. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Days prior to the Siege of Yorktown, General Nelson writes to a subordinate: “I have already given the necessary orders respecting ammunition, and shall take care that your force be so respectable, as to enable you to awe the enemy on your side, and to act an offensive part”

177. Declaration of Independence: Thomas Nelson. Signer

of the Declaration of Independence from Virginia (1738-1789). He represented Virginia in the Continental Congress and was its Governor in 1781. Rare LS signed “Thos Nelson, Jr,” one page, 6.25 x 7.75, September 19, 1781. Letter to Brigadier General George Weedon, promising ample ammunition and reinforcements for the coming siege of Yorktown. In part: “I have this morning rec’d your Favor of yesterday. The reason, I imagine, no relief has arrived in your camp is that the militia of all the counties except King & Queen which you mention were ordered to come down on this side, and the militia of the counties north of Pamunkey River, to form the Gloucester Army. The militia of King & Queen had no right to a discharge…according to the…Militia Law. I have already given the necessary orders respecting ammunition, and shall take care that your force be so respectable, as to enable you to awe the enemy on your side, and to act an offensive part.” Reverse of second integral page bears an address panel and docketing in an unknown hand. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, several creases and spots, small pencil notation to top left, and some paper loss to second integral page. In his 1995 reference History Comes to Life, Kenneth Rendell places Nelson’s autograph material into the “very rare” category among the Signers—an echelon second only to that occupied by the virtually unobtainable Gwinnett and Lynch. Ten days before the the Siege of Yorktown, Nelson wrote to Brigadier General George Weedon, whose brigade of Virginia militia would cut off the one means of escape for the British at Gloucester Point. In the letter, he mentions the militia of King and Queen County, Virginia. A native of Yorktown, Nelson served as the commanding general of the Lower Virginia Militia, and was engaged at the siege. According to legend, he urged Washington to fire on his own house, where Cornwallis had established his headquarters, and promised a reward of five guineas to any man who hit it. An extremely rare and desirable letter written in the prelude to the pivotal battle of the Revolutionary War. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

178. Declaration of Independence: Benjamin Rush. Signer of the Declaration

of Independence; a physician and surgeon general of the Continental Army, he established the first free dispensary in the US. DS, signed “Benjn Rush,” one page, 6.5 x 3.5, November 5, 1811. Doctor bill reads, in full, “1805 Mr John Conelly Dr to Benjn Rush, July Attendance on & dressing George’s finger £15.0 / June Advice and Attendance to Mrs Conelly £15.0 / 1806 / Octob Ditto [Advice and Attendance to] Self £0.15.0 / 1807 / May / Ditto [Advice and Attendance to] Son £1.17.6 / 1810 / April Ditto [Advice and Attendance to] Do [Son] £1.17.6 / [total] £6.0.0 / Equal to 16 Dollars. / 1811 Novr 5. Rec’d in full / Benjn Rush.” Matted and framed with an engraved portrait of Rush to an overall size of 13.25 x 21.5. In very good condition, with two vertical folds, one through a single letter of signature, mild toning, some light soiling, and some stray ink marks. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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179. Declaration of Independence: George Walton. Sign-

er of the Declaration of Independence from Georgia (1741–1804) who later served as that state’s chief justice, governor, and senator. Partly-printed DS, signed “Geo Walton,” one page, 7.75 x 12.25, no date. Walton, as chief justice of Georgia, approves a petition from Seth John Cuthbert and Company of Savannah concerning a debt, boldly signed at the conclusion by Walton. Several horizontal folds, with a couple of repairs along folds on reverse, a repaired tear to top edge, a few edge chips, scattered toning and foxing, and a few small pencil notations, otherwise very good condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Inventor of the Dewey Decimal System 180. Melville Dewey. Librarian and educator (1851–1931) who developed and published his library-classification system, the Dewey Decimal System, in 1876. Scarce DS, signed “M. Dewey,” one page both sides, 15.5 x 8, October 31, 1920. Stock certificate for 330 shares in the Lake Placid Company, issued to Godfrey Dewey, signed at the conclusion by Melville Dewey as the company’s president. In very good condition, with vertical folds, scattered pencil notations, two ink “cancelled” notations, three transfer and documentary stamps to front, punch holes to left edge, and scattered soiling. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

Rare 1991 royal Christmas card to Charles’ other mistress 181. Diana and Charles. Christmas

card from 1991, sent to Lord and Lady Tryon, the famous aristocratic couple who had a long time relationship with the royal couple, 7 x 6 folded, opens to 14 x 6, embossed in gold on the outside with Prince of Wales’s feathers and Garter motto, as well as the Spencer family arms. Inside, the card bears a charming color satin-finish 5.25 x 4.5 family photograph of Charles, Diana, William, and Harry outside on a stone bench. Printed opposite the photograph is the sentiment “Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and New Year.” Charles has inscribed the card, “Anthony and Kanga… and much love from Charles and,” and Diana adding, “Diana,” at the conclusion. In fine condition, with mounting remnants to outside edges of front and back cover from previous display. Throughout the 70s and 80s, Charles had two intimate female confidants, one was Camilla Parker Bowles, and the other was Lady Tryon. Charles was once quoted as saying that the Baroness was ‘the only woman who ever understood me.’ An extremely rare offering as Charles has added a personal sentiment, understandable given the recipient. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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182. Diana. Christmas card from 1994, 8 x 6

closed, embossed in gold on the outside with the royal coat of arms. Inside, the card bears a charming and informal family satin-finish photograph of Diana with William and Harry. Printed opposite the photograph is the sentiment “Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and New Year 1994.” Signed in black ink, “From, Diana,” adding an inscription to the top, “Ken.” In fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

183. DNA: Alec Jeffreys. British geneticist

186. Frederick Douglass. Partlyprinted DS, signed “Fredk. Douglass,” two pages, 8.5 x 14, June 9, 1883. A Deed of Trust between Ellen Kelly and Fred Browning, signed on an outer panel by Douglass as Recorder of Deeds. In very good condition, with partial separations along fragile folds, scattered light toning and soiling, and a few small areas of paper loss. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

responsible for creating the methods used for DNA fingerprinting and profiling. Benham color Commemorative Cover honoring the 50th Anniversary of the Discovery of DNA, featuring images of Dolly, the famed sheep that was cloned at the Roslin Institute in Edinburgh, and a two-pound piece, dated 2003, honoring the Double Helix. Cover is adorned with five stamps tracing the life of DNA, and signed in black felt tip, “Alec J. Jeffreys.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

184. DNA: James Watson. FDC with a

cachet honoring Dag Hammarskjold, UN Secretary General, signed in blue ballpoint, “James D. Watson, Harvard University.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

185. Stephen A. Douglas.

Eminent American senator and statesman (1813–1861), dubbed the ‘Little Giant,’ perhaps best remembered for his role in the Lincoln-Douglas debates during the 1858 campaign for the Senate race in Illinois. ANS signed “S. A. Douglas,” one page, lightly-lined, trimmed to 8 x 2.75, February 25, 1847. In full: “Mr. Gibbs will let Mr. Donyerfield have a ticket to the 4th assembly.” Note is affixed to a similar size piece of off-white cardstock. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, and some scattered light soiling and adhesive remnants. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

187. Theodore Dwight. Ameri-

can lawyer and journalist (17641846). ALS, one page both sides, 7.75 x 9.5, December 31, 1836. Letter to S. W. Pomeroy, Jr. concerning a long due debt. In part: “Frankness requires of me to say that I am disappointed at reading its contents…For more than a year past I have been out of business, almost entirely, & have been under the necessity of regulating my expenses with the strictness economy. Understanding that your father’s prospects had changed, & that he has been for some years in a state of prosperity, I felt myself justified, & I may add bound, to request the payment of the money advanced.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds, with tape repairs to several folds, one lightly touching signature, several pencil notations, and some light toning and soiling. Provenance: Heise, 1948, Collection of Henry E. Luhrs. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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The legendary lawman reveals of Holliday: “Doc was not his pal, but just an acquaintance, but not a bad man at that” 188. Wyatt Earp. Autograph letter, dictated by Earp and written by his wife, three sides of two pages, 8 x 10, no date (but postmarked April 18, 1927). Letter to John H. Flood, Jr. In part: “Since writing you this long letter I thought it all over, I wonder is it a good idea to answer any of the questions from Tucson. Perhaps we will have trouble with Burns, on account of answering his questions. What do you think. You have a chance to find out. Any way we told him in his letter to not write Mr. E. up at all. He is tricky. Now I just don’t know what to think about it. Everybody is writing to him for information and are ready to trick him just because he is sincere and honest. We have just come to the conclusion that it best to keep quiet. So I think if you will just write him a few lines tell him his letter was forwarded here from Oakland to him. And he is leaving and will be in L. A. the last of May. And that he is not so well just now tell him Bunc has all of that datta [sic] as Wyatt sent it to him. Tell him though Doc was not his pal, but just an acquaintance, but not a bad man at that, a certain kind of element were his enemies. Will you find out Hays Hammond? Or Ham of Haye’s address. Think it a good idea to write him a nice letter explain to him about the book and see what he will do. I imagine he would like to write the story. Tell Mr. Walker to give Wyatt’s regards to Breckinridge.” A postscript is included on the second page, and reads, in part: “I know you are going to have another headache trying to read my letter. But you understand my beautiful handwriting so well. He seems like a sincere man. Write him a real nice letter. And tell him Wyatt sends regards to Breckinridge. If you mean Virgil my brother he died in Nevada and is buried in Portland, Oregon. Was not assassinated.” Central horizontal and vertical fold, some scattered light staining, and a uniform shade of toning, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, addressed in his wife’s hand to Flood, and signed on the reverse, again in the hand of his wife, “W. Earp, Vidal, Calif.” Nearing the end of his life, Earp was determined to finally clear his reputation and counter the years of varied and negative accounts that had filled the public’s minds. One of the major misconceptions, which still remains today, is that Earp and Doc Holliday were lifelong friends and partners: here we see an outright denial of that, “Tell him though Doc was not his pal, but just an acquaintance, but not a bad man at that, a certain kind of element were his enemies.” Intent on setting the record straight, Earp hired John H. Flood, to whom Josie is writing, as his secretary and began working solely with him on his official biography, denying requests from other writers including author Walter Noble Burns, “we told him in his letter to not write Mr. E. up at all. He is tricky.” This incredible letter, written from the small cottage that Wyatt and Josie owned from 1925-1928, not only addresses the major players in the attempt to get Earp’s biography in print, but also blatantly denies the core of Tombstone legend: the Earp-Holliday partnership. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

189. Thomas Edison. Edison Botanic Research Corporation business check, 8.25 x 3, filled out in another hand and signed by Edison, “Thos. A. Edison,” payable to W. A. Benney for $195.62. Check appears to be mounted and framed with an engraved portrait of Edison, to an overall size of 11.75 x 20. A central vertical fold, expected cancellation holes and stamps, light show-through from stamps on reverse, and Edison’s ‘umbrella’ extending into payline, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Edison pushes his ‘Ediphone,’ signing off with the finest, boldest ‘umbrella’ signature we’ve seen 190. Thomas Edison. TLS signed with his impressive

‘umbrella’ signature, “Thomas A. Edison,” one page, 8.25 x 11, From the Laboratory of Thomas A. Edison letterhead, May 18, 1911. Letter to W. J. Filbert, Comptroller of Carnegie Steel. In full: “If I can effect a big saving in the handling of the correspondence of your company, will you permit my representative to make a demonstration of the Business Phonograph in one of your departments entirely at my expense? The Business Phonograph is being used to a very large extent in the offices of many large business houses in this country, manufacturing companies, railroads, etc., and they find the saving claimed.” Intersecting folds, with two vertical folds passing through beginning and end of signature, an office stamp to top, small pencil notation to lower left, and a mild shade of toning, otherwise fine condition. In 1877, when Edison invented the phonograph, the first device for recording and playing back sound, he thought that its main use would be to record speech in business settings, which could then be played back and transcribed. While some early phonographs were used this way, it did not become a common function until the late 1880s when the tin foil sheets were replaced by reusable wax cylinders. The redesigned Business Phonograph (Dictaphone) marketed by Edison Records was trademarked as the ‘Ediphone,’ and was a moderate success. He continued to improve upon and market his device throughout the first two decades of the 20th century, though by 1911 he had begun work on several other important projects including an electric car battery. This letter, a proposal to make a demonstration of the Ediphone in a department of Carnegie Steel, holds the finest Edison ‘umbrella’ signature we have ever offered—a stunning example of his highly collectible autograph. Accompanied by an original Ediphone model dictating machine which could be imaginatively displayed with the letter. The machine itself is in non-working condition, with some parts missing and moderate expected age wear. The machine comes from the collection of the Liberty Belle restaurant in Reno, Nevada, and was sold at auction several years ago.Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

In a message to “Friends of Palestine,” Einstein supports labor groups as “the one real effective bridge between the Jews and Arabs” 191. Albert Einstein. Printed message, signed “Albert Einstein,” two pages on two adjoining sheets, 6 x 8, entitled “A Message from Prof. Albert Einstein to the Friends of Palestine.” The interior has a printed letter written in German in Einstein’s hand on the right side with a typed translation on the left. The letter, dated February 2, 1933, to Irma Levy Lindheim, former president of Hadassah, reads, in full: “Most Esteemed Mrs. Lindheim: Of course, I gladly accept your invitation. I consider most necessary the formation of Leagues in this country for the Labor groups in Palestine. For the Labor group is not only the very soul of the upbuilding work, but it is the one real effective bridge between the Jews and Arabs. Therefore, the support of the Labor group means the strengthening and the fortifying of the political position of the whole Jewish people of Palestine.” Signed on the front in black ink by Einstein. A central horizontal fold, mild toning, mainly to edges, and a few trivial edge separations, otherwise fine condition. It is interesting to note that this letter was written only three days after Hitler took over power in Germany. This prompted Einstein to move his family permanently to the United States, eventually settling in Princeton, New Jersey. Hitler made it known that Einstein would have been a primary target had he been in Germany during this time. Prior to this move, Einstein participated in several visiting professorships at various universities in the States. This letter was written during one such visit to the California Institute of Technology. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300) Notables 57

An iconic image of the Nobel Prize winning physicist

192. Albert Eins t e i n . Vintage

matte-finish 6 x 8.5 head-and-shoulders photo of Einstein looking directly into the camera, signed and inscribed in the lower border in fountain pen “Herr Dr. Martin Meyer, A. Einstein. 50.” Matted to an overall size of 9.25 x 11.5. In fine condition, with some light rippling to image, some mild silvering to background, and signature and inscription a few shades light, but still completely legible. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Edison seeks out spodumene mines to create the perfect lightweight battery for friend Henry Ford’s Model A 193. Thomas Edison. ALS signed “E,” one page, 8.5 x 11, no date. Letter written by

Edison on the first page of a two-page TLS to Edison, dated June 23, 1923, from Herman Reinbold regarding the sale of a spodumene mine called “Bull–Con.” Reinbold concludes his letter with, “If you are still interested in the ‘Bull–Con’ Claim, please let me know—I have no doubt, that whatever you invest will yield an independent supply of ore, whenever it should be need by your company.” Edison’s response reads, in full: “I have received your letter of June 23rd, in regard to the ‘Bull-Con’ spodumene mine at Keystone. I have a long contract with the Standard Essence Co. and will not work a mine. I bought the Swanzy mine and paid $6000 for it. I will give you $3000 for the adjacent mine, which I understand is called ‘Bull-Con.’ Neither of these mines has any value to me as long as the Standard Essence Co. remains in business and furnishes me with lithia. The only value these mines would have would be in case the Standard Essence Co. would stop and go into liquidation. Then I could work these mines for myself. Of course, I know you will not accept my offer, but that is all I will give and this offer will hold good only for three months from this date.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds, some light contrast to Edison’s handwriting over typed text, expected light soiling from the pencil, punch and staple holes to top edge and a bit of light toning.

As Ford’s Model A car gained popularity in the late teens, he realized that the difficult cranking mechanism required to start the automobile was deterring customers from making the purchase. Admitting that he needed a better method, he sought the help of his dear friend and next-door neighbor in Fort Myers, Florida: Thomas Edison. Edison had spent a good deal of time working on an electric car battery in the past, and came to the conclusion that Ford’s car could be started with a battery of its own. With that idea in mind, Edison began purchasing spodumene mines in South Dakota to mine for the lithium needed in the creation of the perfect lightweight battery. Though he did receive most of his lithium supply through the Standard Essence Co., he continued to purchase his own mines to ensure that the supply would not cease should something happen to Standard Essence. Edison did purchase a mine in Pennington County, South Dakota in 1923, presumably the mine mentioned in this letter. This is a fantastic letter involving a project that held both serious business motivations as well as personal motivations in helping his close friend Henry Ford. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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On his scarcely-seen company letterhead, the tire magnate makes appointments in New York 195. Harvey Firestone. TLS signed “H. S. Firestone,” one page, 8 x 10.75, extremely rare Firestone Tire and Rubber Company letterhead, June 18, 1913. Letter to W. M. Hart, the Western Manager of Town and Country. In full: “I have your valued favor of the 17th advising me that you would see Mr. Patterson on his return and also suggesting that I call on Mr. McKay, President of ‘Town & Country’ when in New York. I am going to sail on July 5th and if I can I will be in New York on the 3rd. While that will be a very busy day for me down town I will call on Mr. McKay if I can. I thank you for the interest you are taking to make my trip more pleasant.” The final sentence has been underlined in red ink in an unknown hand. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, staple holes to top left corner, office stamp to upper right, a couple stray pencil marks, and some light creases. A rare business autograph and the only one we have seen on this company letterhead. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The master Russian craftsman requests military deferment for the proxy who would later betray him: “He is the responsible representative for all the firm’s undertakings in filling orders for the defense of the Nation” 196. Karl Faberge. Russian jeweller (1846–1920) best known

for the famous Faberge eggs made of precious metals and gems. Scarce TLS in Russian, signed “C. Faberge,” one page, 8 x 8, Faberge letterhead, September 19, 1916. In full: “I hereby certify that Collegiate Secretary Mr. Otto Ottovich Bauer is the general proxy of my businesses in Petrograd, Moscow, Odessa, and London, and is the responsible representative for all the firm’s undertakings in filling orders for the Defense of the Nation, by virtue of which it is my honor to sincerely request that Mr. Bauer be granted a deferment from conscription for the performance of military duties until January 1, 1917. In this regard, I would add that Mr. Bauer is my aide-de-camp, that he is indispensable to me, and that I do not believe it would be possible for the firm to continue filling the orders it receives for the defense of the Nation without him.” In very good condition, with horizontal and vertical folds, punch holes to left edge, scattered creases, and a uniform shade of toning.

With the start of World War I in 1914, the mass conscription of craftsmen and workers combined with a waning demand for highend luxury items led the House of Faberge to begin producing more practical copper articles for sale. They also shifted more attention to “the defense of the Nation,” manufacturing military equipment, grenades, and syringes for the war effort. In this letter, Faberge requests a deferment from conscription for Otto Bauer, his chief accountant and proxy since 1898, claiming that it would not “be possible for the firm to continue filling the orders it receives for the defense of the Nation without him.” This request was granted and Bauer continued to work for Faberge through the Russian Revolution. Seemingly ungrateful to Faberge for keeping him out of military duty, in which millions of Russians were killed or taken prisoner, Bauer is believed to have later stolen and hidden an estimated twenty boxes of Faberge items, including the company’s books and records. A scarce letter written during Russia’s most tumultuous period from one of the greatest craftsmen of all time. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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The mayor of Nacogdoches implores Texas president Burnet to distrust scandalous allegations about the wartime slaying of an innocent woman 197. John Forbes. ALS, three pages, on

two lightly-lined adjoining sheets, 8 x 9.5, January 27, 1859. Letter to David Burnet. In part: “When first the Labadie slanderous lies in his apocryphal narrative of the Texas campaign came under my notice. I intended to have written to you in relation thereto, but I heard that the Angel of Death had crossed the threshold of your house, and had borne away your most cherished and dearest earthly solace. I had known in early life and at a subsequent period, the saintly object of your affections. Your bereavement consequent harrowing affliction called forth my deepest sympathy…You sir needs think with what abhorrence I regard the attempt of this man Labadie and his associates (for I have reason to believe it to be a conspiracy of a Jew who use this Labadie as their tool) to asperse my character and in preconceived villainy and deliberate malice to do me injury for I must solemnly declare that all that Labadie and his fellow conspirators have charged me with in said narrative, is infamously false and untrue in all and every particular and without any foundation. Whatsoever and further I say that the narrative of the man of veracity! (Labadie) as far as I have any knowledge of the Campaign is purely false and made up a fabricated lies, concocted by the Author’s and his associates for vile purposes best known to themselves and on examining the premises and becoming acquainted with the facts, every true minded man will arrive at the same conclusion. In looking over Labadie’s narrative, I can detect and recognize the cowardly spirit that acted secretly in Cabals against the authority of the Com in chief of the Army whilst he was conducting successfully the campaign against the enemy but their machinations are overruled and held in check by him. After the Com-in-chief left the Army temporarily in consequence of the wound he received in the Battle again mutinous spirits busied themselves in spreading the most atrocious reports of mismanagement and gross misconduct of the then Executive and said & did everything they could to bring the Existing Government into contempt and derision with the Army and people and went so far as traitorously to attempt the arrest of the President of the Republic under the infamous pretense of high crimes and misdemeanors. In which attempt they were likewise foiled and the Republic saved from them and anarchy to all of which and other matters of import the concocters of the narrative are oblivious…Slander is a costly as well as guilty indulgence. Those who have conspired together to slander me doubtless thought that by the remoteness of distance. My inability and humble position that they could do so, with impunity, but in this they will find themselves greatly mistaken and whatever of evil betides it is entirely of their own seeking, they have wantonly assailed me and with malice intended, Seek to do me injury. I am but acting in my own self-defense and in the

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maintenance of my own good name and will in all confidence leave the issue to God and my country.” Reverse of the second page has been docketed in Burnet’s hand, “Col. John Forbes, Nacoge, Jany 1859.” Intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, mild toning to first page heaviest along a central vertical strip, a couple small pencil notations, and light wrinkling, otherwise fine condition. The significance of this letter from Nacogdoches Mayor John Forbes to David Burnet, the first president of the Republic of Texas, revolves around unsubstantiated claims about his actions during the Battle of San Jacinto. Dr. Nicholas Labadie (1802-1867), a physician and army surgeon during the Texas Revolution, re-publicized the rumor of an ‘apocryphal narrative of the Texas campaign’ of Forbes killing an unarmed woman prisoner. In 1858, the Texas Almanac for 1859 published his first-person account bearing witness to Forbes’ alleged atrocities. Additionally, Labadie asserted Forbes murdered several additional Mexican women, took prisoners without justification, and stole a gold snuffbox from a dead Mexican officer. Forbes considered these claims to be a ‘conspiracy not only against myself but also as an attempt to foist a narrative of fabricated lies upon the people of Texas as matter for history.’ Forbes immediately filed a $25,000 slander suit in district court. While he would eventually be vindicated, he nonetheless resorted to shopworn stereotypes of the time by alleging in his defense, “I have reason to believe it to be a conspiracy of a Jew who use this Labadie as their tool.” Stereotypes notwithstanding, after nine years, in 1867, Forbes was exonerated for a second and final time. Tired and debtridden, Dr. Labadie eventually dropped all charges and testified that his allegations about the commissary general were “hearsay.” The court cleared Forbes once again, charged him $78.97 in court costs, and fined Labadie $141.07. The affair of the murdered dead woman at San Jacinto once again vanished from the public’s eye. The Robert Davis Collection. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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One of the greatest engineers in the auto industry receives a $1.5 million severance from Henry Ford 198. Henry and Edsel Ford. DS, signed “Henry Ford,” and “Edsel B. Ford”,” four pages, 8.5 x 13, August 6, 1919. Financial agreement between C. Harold Wills and Henry Ford after Wills had left the company. In part: “Memorandum of release and agreement…between C. Harold Wills… first party and Henry Ford…second party… Whereas, the first party quit the service of Ford Motor Company on or about the 15th day of March, 1919, and has not since rendered any service to said company… Whereas, it has heretofore been unsettled and undetermined whether first party was entitled to any payment from the second party on account thereof; the first party claims $1,474,567.03, plus $117,561.36 as interest…be due him on account…Whereas, the first and second parties have been associated in the work of the Ford Motor Company for many years and they have had numerous relations together; Whereas it is desired to settle and adjust all matters of every and any nature existing between the parties…Witnesseth; That for and in consideration of the payment by the second party unto the first party of the said total sum of $1,592,128.39 this day made, the first party hereby releases and discharges the said second party of and from any and all claims and demands.” Signed on the third page by Wills and Henry Ford, and signed on the fourth page again by Wills and Henry Ford, and also signed by Edsel Ford. Binding staples to top edge, expected folds, and some scattered light toning and creases, otherwise fine condition. When Henry Ford started the Ford Motor Company in 1903, Childe Harold Wills, a friend and associate at the Detroit Automobile Company, joined him as the chief designer and metallurgist. Wills could not afford to buy stock in the new company, but Ford offered him 10% of his own dividend because he was such a valuable asset. In his first several years there, he worked hand in hand with Ford on the early models, making several enormous contributions. Not only did he design integral parts of the cars themselves (the lightweight alloys required for mass production, the planetary transmission and the detachable cylinder head on the Model T), but he also designed the calligraphy of the iconic scripted “Ford” logo that is still in use today. In 1919, as Ford began buying out shareholders to gain complete control of his company, Wills decided to leave, reminding Ford that he was due a portion of his dividends. This incredibly rare document is Wills’s copy of the contract in which Ford agrees to pay him over $1.5 million severance. We have only offered one document signed by both Edsel and Henry Ford in the past: this piece is not only signed by both, but it also holds a second Henry Ford signature and the signature of Wills, one of the greatest engineers in the auto industry, making it by far the finest Ford document we have ever offered for sale. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $2500)

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Franklin land grant to a soldier, with a meticulous sketch of the plot 199. Benjamin Franklin. Partly-printed DS, signed “B. Franklin,” one page, 15.25 x 11.75, January 29, 1787. Land grant reads, in part “That in consideration of the services rendered by John Galvan in the late army of the United States there is granted by the said commonwealth unto the said John Galvan a certain tract or parcel of land lying in the county of Westmoreland…containing two hundred acres.” Signed in the left border by Franklin, as president of the Supreme Executive Council, with a 3.5 x 2.5 sketch of the parcel of land, with two posts at two corners and a black oak and wild cherry tree at the other corners. Framed so both sides may be viewed to an overall size of 17 x 13.25. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, and scattered toning, creasing, and wrinkling. The large eight-point embossed paper seal is toned and folded. Franklin served as council president until taking a seat in the Constitutional Convention in May of 1787. Land grants with the sketches are seldom seen. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

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Commenting on his “ordeal” of being photographed, Fleming tells Eisenstaedt: “It seems to me that bacteriology is easier than photography” 200. Alexander Fleming. ALS, one page, 5.5 x 7.75, November 9, 1951. This letter

represents Fleming’s entry in the famous autograph album belonging to photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt. Penned immediately following a several hour sitting which would later result in Eisenstaedt’s production of one of the scientist’s best-known portraits, Fleming complains in jest: “I have suffered but now the ordeal is over. I can only hope that the results justify the time and trouble spent. It seems to me that bacteriology is easier than photography.” Some light wrinkling and edge creasing, and a small notation to top right corner, otherwise fine condition. Fleming published many articles on bacteriology and was an antibiotics pioneer; Eisenstaedt was a German-born American photojournalist whose work appeared on more than 90 Life covers. The “ordeal” Fleming writes of was no doubt his 1951 photography session with Eisenstaedt. The photographer captured Fleming in the lab—perhaps the most well-known image is that of Fleming carefully studying an upheld petri dish—and “the results” of this session were included in his “Portfolio of Famous Britons” which appeared in the January 14, 1952 issue of Life magazine. Excellent association between two leaders in their respective fields, with a little self-deprecating humor for good measure. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Benjamin Franklin…courtesy of famed forger Joseph Cosey 204. Benjamin Franklin: Joseph Cosey. American forger

(1887-1950?) who forged letters from American luminaries. An original Joseph Cosey forgery of a Benjamin Franklin document, 8.5 x 7.5, dated October 4, 1787. The fabrication is signed “B. Franklin.” In very good condition, with central horizontal and vertical fold, a cancellation cut to center, tape remnants to left corners, paper loss to edges, and scattered light toning. While forgeries of equally well-known forger Robert Spring occasionally surface, Cosey forgeries are far scarcer. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

The Father of Modern Psychology turns 80 205. Sigmund Freud. Pre-printed 6 x 5 card, dated May 1936, in German, concerning the occasion of his eightieth birthday. The printed text reads (translated): “I thank you warmly for taking part in the celebration of my eightieth birthday.” Nicely signed at the end in fountain pen by Freud. A couple minor creases, rusty paperclip marks and impressions to top edge, and a bit of trivial soiling, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Unusual and rare bust portrait of the Mahatma, signed by Gandhi and its well-known sculptor 206. Mohandas Gandhi. Vintage matte-finish 7 x 9.75 W. H. Grove

and Son photo of Clare Sheridan’s bust sculpture of Gandhi, signed in fountain pen, “MK Gandhi,” and also signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Mrs. Cheeseman, in remembrance of —Oct—1931, Clare Sheridan.” In fine condition, with some scattered light silvering to background and darker areas of image. Sheridan was a noted sculptress, and cousin of Winston Churchill. Gandhi signed portraits seldom appear at auction, with the additional signature of the artist making this larger than usually seen photo a superior offering.Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

207. Indira Gandhi. Two FDCs, with cachets honoring Conservation

and the National Education Association, each signed in ink. In fine condition, with erased mailing address to lower right of both covers. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

208. Rajiv Gandhi.

Former prime minister of India, son of Indira Gandhi and grandson of Nehru. He was assassinated in 1991 during an election campaign. TLS, one page, 6 x 8.25, personal letterhead, September 13, 1990. Letter to a well-wisher. In full: “Thank you for your letter dated August 29, 1990 expressing concern about my health. I am deeply touched by this and assure you that I am alright [sic] now.” In very good condition, with punch holes to left edge and two sets of punch holes to page. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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209. J. Paul Getty. Personal

check, 8.25 x 3.25, filled out in type and signed by Getty, payable to John W. Dryer for $10.80, June 21, 1943. Two punch holes to top edge, cancellation holes to top, light pencil notation, small label affixed to reverse, and scattered light toning, otherwise fine condition. Getty’s signature remains bold and unaffected by the flaws. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

210. Gyula Gömbös. Conservative prime minister of Hungary from 1932 to 1936. Vintage 3.5 x 5.5 postcard photo by Brunhuber of Budapest (and so stamped on the reverse), signed in the lower border in fountain pen. In fine condition, with mounting remnants on reverse. Provenance: The Barry Hoffman Collection. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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213. Jane Goodall. Color 211. Jane Goodall. Color satin-

finish 10 x 8 photo of Goodall and a simian friend, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

212. Mikhail Gorbachev. Limited edition

FDC with a color silk cachet of Thomas Jefferson and Gorbachev, #527/1000, honoring the 250th Anniversary of Jefferson’s birth, postmarked April 13, 1993, and signed in blue ballpoint. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of Goodall relaxing with a chimp companion, signed in black felt tip, “Follow your heart, Jane Goodall.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

214. Mikhail Gorbachev. Color limited

edition 10 x 8 photo of Gorbachev at the podium accepting the Ronald Reagan Freedom Award, #177/250, signed in blue felt tip. Double matted and framed with a small informational plaque, to an overall size of 18.5 x 14.5. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Garfield’s assassin struggles financially 215. Charles Guiteau.

American lawyer (1841– 1882) who, frustrated in his attempt to secure an ambassadorship, assassinated President James Garfield in 1881. ALS signed “Chas. F. Guiteau,” four pages, 5 x 8, March 30, 1868. Letter to his brother. In part: “Not withstanding l wrote frankly on Saturday giving quite a full account of my plans and circumstances l feel inclined to write again. My present financial embarrassment may be explained thus…l correspond with the O. C. [Oneida Community] in reference to my claim and was lead to hope that it would be settled by the 1st of March. l made my calculations accordingly but a few days since they wrote me they should not recognize the claim. The dullness of my advertising business all winter, and my inability to get into more lucrative employment, combined with my failure to get money I have had to borrow it from the Christian Association, to keep from want…God has been very good to me and I have not lacked food.” Guiteau then suggests that he will return to Chicago, “l should be glad to continue my law studies in your office. I had rather study with you than with any one else.” Intersecting folds, slight soiling and paper loss to upper left of hinges, and one hinge almost totally separated, otherwise fine condition. ln 1860, Guiteau joined the Oneida Community in New York, but left in 1865. By August of 1867, he ran out of money and asked his brother-in-law George Scoville, to whom this is written, for help. Guiteau conceived the idea of suing the Oneida Community for compensation that he deserved since he helped spread the word of God. As this letter states, he failed, and they threatened to prosecute. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Land purchase by Gould’s infamous Erie Railroad 216. Jay Gould. Financier well known for his stock market manipulation of railroad securities; he also tried to corner the gold market, causing the ‘Black Friday’ stock market crash of September 1869. Partly-printed DS, one page both sides, 8.5 x 13.25, March 10, 1872. Agreement between J. B. Scorrill and the Erie Railroad company for the purchase of a tract of land for $75 dollars. Signed in the lower left corner by Gould as the company’s president. In very good condition, with horizontal folds, scattered toning and soiling, and a few small edge tears. Any Gould signature on any document connected with the Erie is quite rare. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The outspoken scientist encourages a British relationship with the Soviet Union 217. J. B. S. Haldane. Geneticist and evolutionary biologist (1892–1964) who

helped create the modern Synthetic Theory of evolution. TLS, one page, 5.25 x 8.5, University College, London letterhead, December 3, 1941. Letter of thanks to Captain Patterson. In full: “Very many thanks to your wife for the really beautiful scarf. My only regret will be that such beautiful work will be hidden under the collar of a greatcoat of considerable antiquity! I think that the present situation must be even more painful for disabled ex-officers like yourself than for a comparatively intact one like me. Still we can all do something to prevent it happening a third time. And if we can really continue collaboration with the Soviet Union, not only during the war but during the peace, this may be possible. I am continuing scientific work, both of an academical kind, and the more immediately practicable sort, described in the enclosed reprint. I will promise not to wear your scarf the next time I am being iced!” Under his signature, Haldane adds a brief postscript, “Excuse the delay in answering, but I am out here, and was away when it came.” Central horizontal and vertical fold, small tear to left edge, struck out address, and a bit of light toning, otherwise fine condition. A staunch Marxist and open supporter of the Communist Party until 1950, Haldane was often critical of Britain’s international politics. He strongly believed in the principles of Marxism and held that Stalin was “a good man,” so his enthusiasm surrounding Churchill’s burgeoning relationship with the Soviet Union is not surprising. After expressing regret for the “present situation” in World War II to a fellow World War I vet, he claims that this relationship is the key to preventing a third world war: “if we can really continue collaboration with the Soviet Union, not only during the war but during the peace, this may be possible.” Interesting World War II content from a controversial British figure as the Germans struggle on the doorsteps of Moscow, and the first Haldane we’ve ever offered! RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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218. Alexander Hamilton. Free franked address panel, 5.75 x 4.5, addressed in an unknown hand to “Mrs. Catherine Green, New York,” and franked in the lower left, “Free, A. Hamilton.” Panel also bears a “Free” stamp at top. Beautifully double suede matted and framed with a portrait of Hamilton and a biographical plaque to an overall size of 19.75 x 32. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, scattered wrinkles and creases, a couple lightly affecting signature, and scattered toning. Oversized. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Harp music from Lady Hamilton’s personal collection at Merton Place 219. Lady Emma Hamilton. Born the daughter of a humble blacksmith,

the model, entertainer, and courtesan Emma Hamilton (née Amy Lyon, 1761) ascended through the ranks of British society to become the mistress to Lord Admiral Horatio Nelson. Following Nelson’s death in battle in 1805, Hamilton sunk deeply into debt, was sentenced to debtor’s prison, eventually fled to France to escape her creditors, and died in poverty. Sheet music for “A Pastoral, a Rondo, & a March for the Harp, dedicated by Permission to the Right Honble Lady Charlotte Nelson,” from Hamilton’s personal collection, 9.5 x 12.5, seven pages. Music bears Hamilton’s ownership signature in the upper right corner of the cover, “Lady Hamilton, Merton.” A central horizontal fold, erased pencil remnants to cover, scattered toning, some light paper loss to spine, and a light central vertical bend, otherwise very good condition. Lady Hamilton was very keen on her piano, harp, and music lessons given to her for years in Naples. Horatio Nelson purchased Merton Place in 1803. Following his death, Hamilton got into debt and despite help from friends was unable to maintain Merton Place. The house was demolished in 1821 and the estate lands were sold off in parcels over the following years. A great rarity from one of the most colorful women in history. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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An outstanding Hancock from the most desirable of years—1776 220. John Hancock. Partly-printed Revolutionary War-dated DS, one page, 11.5 x 8, November 6, 1776. Hancock, as President of Congress, appoints a Major to a regiment. Appointment reads, in part: “The DELEGATES of the UNITED COLONIES of New-Hampshire, MassachusettsBay, Rhode-Island, Connecticut, New-York, New-Jersey, Pennsylvania, the Counties of New-Castle, Kent, and Sussex on Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North-Carolina, South-Carolina, and Georgia, to Elijah Vors, Esquire. WE reposing especial Trust and Confidence in your Patriotism, Valour, Conduct and Fidelity, DO, by these presents, constitute and appoint you to be Major in the Regiment Whereof John Peterson Esquire is Colonel, in the Army of the United States, raised for the defense of American Liberty, and for repelling every hostile Invasion thereof. You are therefore carefully and diligently to discharge the Duty of Second Lieutenant by doing and performing all Manner of Things thereunto belonging.” Attractively double suede matted and framed, with a portrait of Hancock and an informational plaque, to an overall size of 31 x 19. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, a couple passing through signature, several repaired separations, scattered toning, handwritten portions a shade light, and a few other small repairs. In November 1776, several months after signing the Declaration of Independence, Hancock signed this document appointing a major in Colonel John Paterson’s 1st Massachusetts Regiment. At the time he was president of Congress, which faced bleak prospects for the war: the Continental Army had suffered numerous setbacks and morale was low. In the next few weeks, Congress would abandon Philadelphia for Baltimore, and Hancock, his wife and their newborn daughter would relocate to Maryland. An exceptional document from the most important year in American history. Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $900)

221. John Hancock. Partly-printed DS, one page, 8 x 12.75, December 23, 1780. Document regarding ownership of a sea vessel. In part; “William Smith of Boston… maketh oath that the Brig Expedition whereof Henry Atkins is at present Master being a square-sterned Vessel…was built at Bermuda in the year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy and that the said William Smith, Isaac Smith Esq & John Codman are at present Owners thereof; and that no subject of the King of Great Britain, directly or indirectly hath any Share, part, of Interest therein.” In good condition, with partial separations along central horizontal and vertical folds, repaired separation to reverse of vertical fold, moderate to heavy overall toning, and scattered paper loss to edges. Hancock’s signature remains quite bold and visually appealing. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Exceptional example of the Massachusetts patriot 222. John Hancock.

Partial self-contained manuscript DS, one page, 7 x 3.75, June 16, 1784. Closing portion of a larger document beautifully signed by Hancock and countersigned by John Avery. Impressively double cloth matted and framed with a seated portrait of Hancock and a biographical plaque to an overall size of 21 x 36. In fine, bright condition, with irregular edges and light intersecting folds. As crisp and clean a Hancock as you might find. Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

223. Bob Heft. De-

signer of the 50-star flag as part of a school project (1941–2009). Ten items including two different size fabric 50-star American flags, each signed in felt tip; and eight flag-related brochures, programs, or photos, each also signed in felt tip by Heft. In fine condition. Accompanied by a memorial program from Heft’s funeral service. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

224. Conrad Hilton. Founder

and president of the Hilton Hotels Corporation (1887–1979). Dignified vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 Bachrach photo of Hilton, signed and inscribed in ballpoint “Leland Mimter, with all good wishes, Conrad Hilton, Feb. 19, 1974.” In fine condition, with a paperclip impression to the upper left. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Desirable sketch of an unintended counter-culture staple 226. Albert Hofmann.

Swiss chemist (1906–2008) best known for the discovery of LSD. Original signed and inscribed ballpoint sketch of the chemical structure of LSD on a white 5.75 x 4 card, signed and inscribed “Fur Doris Gruber, A Hoffman.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

225. Jimmy Hoffa. Storied, charismatic, and controversial American labor leader (1913–1975?) who attained his greatest notoriety when he vanished on July 30, 1975. The truth behind his presumed demise and the whereabouts of his remains takes a place among the most durable mysteries in modern American history. FDC with a cachet honoring the American Automobile Association, signed in blue ballpoint, “James R. Hoffa.” In fine condition, with typed mailing address under signature. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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227. J. Edgar Hoover. TLS, one page, 8 x 10.5, Federal Bureau of Investigation letterhead, August 3, 1937. Hoover writes David H. Steinle of Burlington, Iowa. In part: “I am very glad indeed that it was possible for you to visit the Federal Bureau of Investigation while you were in Washington recently in attendance at the National Jamboree of the Boy Scouts of America, and I sincerely trust that you enjoyed your visit with us.” In fine condition, with a couple of wrinkles, light uniform toning, and a few spots of soiling. Accompanied by a portrait bearing a facsimile signature. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

228. J. Edgar Hoover. TLS, one page, 7.25 x 10, FBI letterhead, December 10, 1953. Hoover declines an invitation. In part: “I am indeed honored by the Association’s generous gesture in offering to confer the Leopold C. Glass Memorial Award upon me…In view of the great volume of work confronting us here at the FBI, however…I do not see how I can possibly plan to be with you. Emergency matters requiring my attention arise so frequently that even a tentative acceptance would, I feel, be unwise.” In very good condition, with two trimmed edges, a few creases, and some scattered light foxing. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Houston writes of Dallas, Galveston, and the city that bears his name 229. Sam Houston. ALS, one page, lightly-lined both sides, 8.25 x 10.75, June 14, 1851. Letter to J. W. Brashear. In full: “I thank you for your message which you sent me requesting me to take a ride in your stage. Mrs. H. and myself did intend to go down about this time but changed our design to visit Independence at the Convention but there was not stage on last Thursday so we did not go. We may go to Houston after the 24th inst. and be there on the 4th of July if it suits. We must contrive to take Master Sam and two young ladies who wish to go with Mrs. H. when she goes down. If this can be arranged we may go. There are no good private carriages here to procure and the weather is too hot to ride on horseback for ladies. I have been invited to go to Dallas…I think it is too far this hot season. I write in haste as the mail is about closing. What is the cost of the Passg. As my friend, call on Rice & Nichol, and get a bundle left there by Judge Johnson of Galveston, and send it to me by your driver to the care of Roger Perkins of this place. The bundle contains vests and must be kept dry and safe. Write to me soon. Salute your Lady & family for me.” Under his signature, Houston adds a short postscript reading: “Tell me all the news! We hear you have cholera in Houston. Have you? Houston.” In very good condition, with intersecting mailing folds, one through a single letter of signature, scattered mild toning, a couple small separations along folds, some light wrinkling, and text from opposing sides slightly showing through. The Texas references in this letter are amazing, with mention of a potential visit to the city that bears his name, as well as the Big D (though he confesses it may be too hot), and Galveston…a virtual ‘Who’s Who’ of historic Texas town names. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RRAuction COA.…(MB $300)

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230. Sam Houston. ALS, one page, 8 x 9.75, August 11, 1828. Letter to “Colonel R. E. W. Earl,” American portrait artist named Ralph Eleaser Whiteside Earl. Earl was a portrait artist to Pres. Andrew Jackson. In full: “I am happy to make you known to Col. Bowie of S. Carolina who will visit Nashville accompanied by his Lady, Lintin, and Maj. Bowie. Introduce the Col to my friend Maj. Wm. B. Lewis, and other friends. Show him and his company your Gallery of Printings, and whatever you deem worth looking at. I know your civilities, and need not solicit their exercise. The Col is a friend of Dr. Davis.” Second integral page bears an address panel to “Col. R. E. W. Earl, Nashville Inn, Nashville Tenn,” and is docketed along the left edge, “Introduce this Colonel to my Brother. H.” Intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, a uniform shade of mild toning, and some light creasing and wrinkling, otherwise fine condition. The Col. Bowie and Major Bowie of South Carolina are Col. Chancellor Alexander Bowie (1789-1865), the colonel of the 8th Regiment of South Carolina Militia during the War of 1812, and his nephew, Major John Bowie (1800-1846), eventually brigadier general of the South Carolina Militia. Major William Berkeley Lewis, Andrew Jackson’s quartermaster, confidant and manager. The Robert Davis Collection. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Uncommon letter from the railroad baron to a former Confederate general 231. Collis P. Huntington. One among scores of

gold-seeking ‘forty-niners,’ Huntington eventually became a member of the ‘Big Four’ who organized the Central Pacific Railroad in 1861. Very scarce LS signed “C. P. Huntington,” one page, 8 x 10.25, Office of the President of the Chesapeake, Ohio, & Southwestern R. R. Co. letterhead, July 19, 1883. Letter to former Confederate General John Echols. In part: “I am very sorry you are compelled to leave Louisville for a time; but whatever is necessary to be done in the way of improving your health should be done without any regard to other business.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds, scattered toning and wrinkling, and light show-through from docketing on reverse. Huntington is almost impossible to find in letters. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“We will depend upon your assistance in making this Treaty with our Great Father the President” 232.

Indian Wars.

LS signed “Francis McCoonse & others,” one page, 7.5 x 9.75, January 10, 1837. Letter to Isaac Pierce Simonton reads, in part: “We the Chiefs of and Warriors of the Chippewa tribe respectfully thank you for the services you have rendered us for paying our Annuities due this last year by the Government of the United States…we all shake you by the hand…we are perfectly satisfied with your proceedings therefore we will depend upon your assistance in making this Treaty with our Great Father the President.” Reverse of second integral page bears an address panel to Simonton. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, uniform toning, and clipped section to second integral page. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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233. Collis P. Huntington.

One among scores of goldseeking ‘forty-niners,’ Huntington eventually became a member of the ‘Big Four’ who organized the Central Pacific Railroad in 1861. DS, signed “C. P. Huntington,” one page, 16.75 x 8, no date. An attractive unissued stock certificate for the Chesapeake, Ohio and Southwestern Railroad Company, signed at the bottom by Huntington as the company’s president. In fine condition, with two purple cancellation lines through signature, some light edge toning, and a vertical fold to left side. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Mexico’s future first president pledges to resolve an issue concerning the Coastguard Battalion of Tehuantepec 234. Benito Juarez. LS, in

Spanish, signed as Governor of the State of Oaxaca, one page, 8.5 x 12.5, Gobierno del Estado De Oaxaca letterhead, December 13, 1847. Letter to the Commander General of the Armaments of the State (Jose Maria Castellanos). In full (translated): “I have had the pleasure of receiving the official letter from Your Excellency, dated the 10th of this month, and am well versed about what is put forth therein, referring to the squad of the Coastguard Battalion of Tehuantepec which arrived to this city. In response, I declare to you that regarding this issue we propose that it will be resolved for you, and that regarding the wardrobe that Your Excellency requests, the corresponding order has already been given to the General Treasury of the State in order that a linen cloth and a hay mattress be ministered to the soldiers of the 3rd company of the Loyalty National Guard Battalion.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds, and a bit of scattered light toning. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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235. Kennedy Assassination: Clint Hill. Secret Ser-

vice Agent #9 assigned to the president’s motorcade detail on November 22, 1963. After hearing the fateful shot, Hill leapt onto Kennedy’s limousine and accompanied the fallen President and First Lady as they raced to Parkland Memorial Hospital. Satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of Hill riding along the side of the car following President Kennedy’s, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition, with a bit of a grainy appearance. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

236. Kennedy Assassination: Clint Hill. Color satin-finish

10 x 8 photo of Hill leaping onto Kennedy’s car, signed in black felt tip. In very fine condition. Accompanied by two photos taken at the time of signing. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

237. Kennedy Assassination: James Leavelle. Iconic satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of Leavelle reacting moments after Jack Ruby shoots Lee Harvey Oswald, signed in black felt tip “James Leavelle.” In fine condition, with some light dings and creases to lower edge. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

238. Kennedy Assassination: James Leavelle. Iconic

satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of Leavelle reacting moments after Jack Ruby shoots Lee Harvey Oswald, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

239. Kennedy Assassination: M. Nick McDonald. Dallas patrolman who

captured Lee Harvey Oswald after the assassination of JFK on November 22, 1963. Glossy 8 x 10 photo of McDonald holding Lee Harvey Oswald’s pistol, recently signed in blue felt tip, “Officer M. ‘Nick’ McDonald, Captor of Oswald, 11-22-63,” referring to the date of the capture. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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240. Kennedy Assassination: Jack Ruby. Vegas Club business check, 8 x 3,

filled out in another hand and signed by Ruby, payable to Ed La Valley for $99.00, July 12, 1961. Memo indicates check is for two front doors. Matted with a photo of Ruby shooting Oswald and mug shots of Ruby and Oswald to an overall size of 11 x 14. Some light creases and a bank stamp to center, affecting part of first name of signature, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

242. Robert F. Kennedy.

Program from “An Evening with Marian Anderson,” 5.25 x 8.25, signed on the back cover in blue ballpoint by Robert Kennedy, Ethel Kennedy, and Abe Ribicoff, and signed on the front cover in red ballpoint by Marian Anderson. Matted and framed so both covers are visible to an overall size of 17 x 14.5. Toning to front cover, scattered creases and soiling, and a tear to back cover, otherwise very good condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Outstanding Cuban archive containing a memorandum from the Ministry of Foreign Relations relating to the ‘Bay of Pigs’ “The road of the North American imperialism is the same as Hitler’s” 243. John F. Kennedy: Cuba. This fascinating Cuban archive,

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

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244. King Edward VII. ALS signed “Edward R,” one page both sides, 5 x 4, H. M. Yacht Victoria & Albert letterhead, August 20, 1902. Letter in Edward’s difficult to decipher hand sending thanks. In fine condition, with some scattered light toning and soiling. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 245. King Franz Joseph I. Emperor

of Austria, King of Bohemia, King of Croatia and Apostolic King of Hungary from 1848 until 1916. Ink signature, “Franciscus Josephus,” on an off-white 5 x 1.75 slip, clipped from a larger document or letter. Slip has been professionally cleaned and backed. In fine condition, with a slightly fuzzy appearance to signature. Accompanied by an untranslatefd ALS from his daughter. Pre-certified…(MB $100)

Exemplary appointment from the Mad King 247. King George III. Manuscript vellum DS, signed at the upper left, “George R,” one page, 16 x 12, August 27, 1777. Appointment of Arthur Holdsworth “to be Captain and governor…of Block-houses in Our Town and Port of Dartmouth in our County of Devon.” Triple-matted and framed with a small etched steel portrait and commemorative plaque to an overall size of 39 x 27. In fine condition, with heavy intersecting storage folds, and some scattered light toning, and wrinkling. The paper seal is crisp and intact. Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Negotiating peace with America and fighting the Dutch, George III seeks ways to simultaneously placate the Russians and their system “that has neither justice, reason, nor policy for its foundation” 246. King George III. King of Great Britain and Ireland from 1760 until his death in 1820. His reign was marked most notably by the loss of British control over the American colonies. Advancing mental illness rendered George unable to fulfill his official duties during the last decade of his life, during which time the Prince Regent, William IV, ruled in his stead. Autograph letter, one page, 4.5 x 7.25, February 12, 1782. George writes to Lord Stormont. In full: “The two Notes Ld. Stormont has drawn up, and which He means to deliver tomorrow to the Russian Minister are very judicious but one cannot help lamenting at the strange conduct of that Court that can be driving on a system that has neither justice, reason, nor policy for its foundation.” In good condition, with mild overall toning and soiling, staining along right edge (touching several words of the text), and partial separations along folds (tape-reinforced on the reverse). The writing is dark, clear, and legible. Britain was in the midst of negotiating a peace treaty with her original Thirteen Colonies when she declared war with the Netherlands in 1780. Despite an alliance with Russia, Catherine the Great had informed Dutch officials that Russia would not necessarily guarantee protection of their ships on the high seas under a neutrality agreement. While British ships captured or destroyed Dutch vessels they believed to be trading with Britain’s enemies during the Revolutionary War, the king was careful not to provoke Catherine’s wrath, as the actions could have led to an all out war with Russia. Thus, he dispatched Lord Stormont to do what he could to placate her, including considering giving Russia control of the Mediterranean island Minorca. Through it all, King George was leery of any affairs with Russia, here noting his skepticism of the country and its tyranny, a “system that has neither justice, reason, nor policy for its foundation.” Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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248. King Henry III.

King of France (born 1551), the son of Henry II and Catherine de Medici, who reigned from 1574 until his assassination in 1589. LS in Old French, signed “Henry,” one page, 9.25 x 14, 1579. Untranslated letter to “Mon Cousin,” signed at the conclusion by Henry, with a countersignature near bottom of page. Reverse bears an address panel to “Mon Cousin, le Cardinal.” In good condition, with intersecting folds, with a horizontal fold through tops of a couple letters of signatures, repairs on reverse to partial and complete fold separations, scattered toning, soiling, and dampstaining, tear to bottom edge, edge wear and creases, and a few small areas of paper loss. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

King Hussein’s historic 1994 address to a Joint Session of Congress “Mr. Speaker, the state of war between Israel and Jordan is over” 249. King Hussein of Jordan. Printed speech,

signed on the cover “Hussein” as King and “Noor Al Hussein” as Queen, 8.5 x 11, nine pages, titled “Address to The Joint Session of Congress His Majesty King Hussein I of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Washington D.C., July 1994.” In part: “After generations of hostility, blood and tears and in the wake of years of pain and wars, His Majesty King Hussein and Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin are determined to bring an end to bloodshed and sorrow. It is in this spirit that His Majesty King Hussein of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, Mr. Yitzhak Rabin of Israel, met in Washington today at the invitation of President William J. Clinton of the United States of America. This initiative of President William J. Clinton constitutes an historic landmark in the United States’ untiring efforts in promoting peace and stability in the Middle East… Mr. Speaker, the state of war between Israel and Jordan is over.” In fine condition, with a staple to top left corner. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

250. King Juan Carlos I of Spain. King of Spain (born 1938)

who ascended the throne in 1975, two days after the death of Francisco Franco, and oversaw the troubled nation’s transition to a constitutional monarchy. Matte-finish 4 x 6 photo affixed to its original 5.75 x 8.5 mount, signed on the mount in black felt tip by Juan Carlos and in blue felt tip by his wife, Princess Sophia. In fine condition, with a diagonal crease to photo. Accompanied by a matte-finish 4 x 6 portrait of Juan de Borbon, father of Juan Carlos, signed in the lower border and dated 1974. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

251. King Kalakaua. King of Hawaii, 1874–91. In February, 1874 Kalakaua was elected to the vacant throne by a legislature that had been convened for the purpose. Kalakaua almost single-handedly restored many of the nearly extinct cultural traditions of the Hawaiian people. These included myths and legends, and the hula, which had been forbidden by the missionaries for over 70 years. Vintage fountain pen signature, “Kalakaua K,” on an off-white 3 x 1.5 card. Card is affixed to a 5 x 8 sheet of stationery with a collector’s notation on reverse reading “Given to me by the King at the Revere House Boston, Jan 7th, 1875.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

252. King Louis XIII. King of France (born 1601) from 1610 until his death in 1643. Manuscript vellum DS, in French, signed “Louis,” one page, 16 x 7, 1613. Untranslated document neatly signed at the conclusion by the King. Several vertical folds, one through a single letter of signature, scattered creases and wrinkles, right portion of bottom edge trimmed, some light soiling and toning, and a small pencil notation to bottom, otherwise very good condition. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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256. Rodney King.

253. King Louis XIV. King of France (born 1638) from 1643 until

his death in 1715, known as the ‘Sun King’ for the glittering splendor of his court at Versailles and the unparalleled glory of France during his 72-year reign. Manuscript vellum DS, in French, signed “Louis,” one page, 14.5 x 6.75, 1671. Untranslated financial document regarding the delaying of collection of debts for the Duc de Gesres. Signed at the conclusion by Louis and also signed by Jean Colbert, as the French minister of finance. In good to very good condition, with intersecting folds and creases, several passing through signature, mild wrinkling, trimmed lower right edge, some light foxing, and a small mounting remnant to reverse. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Glossy 10 x 8 photo of King’s beating by the Los Angeles Police Department, signed in-person in blue felt tip, “Can we all get along, Rodney King.” In fine condition. Originally obtained by inperson specialist Mike Wehrmann. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

254. Coretta Scott King. FDC with a cachet honoring Ida B. Wells, signed in black ink. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

257. Anatoly Lunacharsky.

Russian Marxist revolutionary (1875-1933) and the first Soviet People’s Commissar of Enlightenment responsible for culture and education. Rare vintage 3.5 x 5.5 photo, signed in the lower border in Russian in black ink. In fine condition, with scattered light toning and foxing to borders and two trimmed edges. Provenance: The Barry Hoffman Collection. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100)

A boldly signed first edition of King’s 1963 sermons 255. Martin Luther King, Jr. Signed book: Strength

To Love. First edition, first printing. NY: Harper and Row, 1963. Hardcover with dustjacket, 6 x 8.5, 146 pages. Signed on the first free end page in blue ballpoint, “Best Wishes, Martin Luther King, Jr.” In fine condition, with a mild strip of toning to signed page, some scattered light wear and creasing to dustjacket, and some light rubbing to spine. Strength to Love was Dr. King’s first volume of sermons, published the same year in which he penned his ‘Letter from a Birmingham Jail,’ joined the historic March on Washington, and delivered his famous ‘I have a dream’ speech. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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Catherine writes of her adversary, the Duke of Guise, during a tumultuous year in the War of the Three Henrys 258. Catherine de Medici. Queen Consort of France (born Florence, 1519) from 1547 to 1559 and mother of three French kings: Francis II, Charles IX, and Henry III. Manuscript DS, in Old French, signed “Catherine,” one page, 10 x 14, 1588. Lengthy and boldly penned document mentioning the notorious “Duc de Guise.” Framed to an overall size of 16 x 20.25. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, a few small areas of paper loss along folds, scattered light toning and soiling, and a pencil notation along bottom edge. Henry I, Duke of Guise, was known as ‘Le Balafré’ (Scarface) for his wounds suffered at the Battle of Dormans. A prominent Catholic, he formed the Catholic League to keep the Protestant heir off the French throne, leading to the War of the Three Henrys. In May 1588, the Duke led an uprising in Paris, the Day of the Barricades. King Henry III fled the city and Parisians set up barricades in the streets, refusing to take orders from anyone besides the Duke. When Catherine attempted to go to mass, she found her way blocked. “Never have I seen myself in such trouble or with so little light by which to escape,” she wrote. Following Catherine’s advice, Henry III gave into the Catholic League’s demands, signing the Act of Union in June. Four months later, Henry III effectively removed Catherine from power, and in December, the Duke of Guise was assassinated by the king’s bodyguards in the royal chamber. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Almost 400 year old document from Marie de Medici 259. Marie de Medici. Queen consort of France (1575–1642), as the second wife of King Henry IV of France. She herself was a member of the wealthy and powerful House of Medici. Manuscript DS, in French, signed “Marie,” three pages both sides, 8.5 x 12, 1615. Lengthy untranslated document, nicely signed on the front of the third page by Marie as Regent. Document is also signed on the second, third, and fourth pages by several other officials including: Jean Jaquis de Mesmils, Sieur de Borsley; Isaac Arnauld, Inteddant of Finances for the Queen; Louis Dolle, member of the Queen’s Council; Jehan de Philippeaux, Secretaire de Commandements, Florent d’Argonges, Councilor of State; Gullam Marescot; Clare de Bourbon and most importantly Nicolas Portier (who was the Seigneier de Blancmesnil, Councellor of Parliament in 1564, President of Parliament in Paris 1585, deputed by Henry IV, Chancellor of France under Marie and a member of Queen’s Council for many years). Document is bound together by a pin in the lower left corner with the reverse of the last page affixed to a 12.5 x 15 off-white sheet, with some notations regarding the signers printed along the left border. In very good condition, with central horizontal and vertical fold, light edge wear and toning, some scattered soiling, a small tear to left edge of second page, and a light pencil notation to top of first page.Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) Notables 77

Elaborate Railroad bond signed by J. P. Morgan 260. J. Pierpont Morgan. One of the most successful and influential financiers in American history (1837–1913) and founder of U.S. Steel Corporation, the world’s first billiondollar company. DS, one page both sides, 13 x 9.5, June 30, 1886. An attractive, beautifully engraved mortgage bond for the New Jersey Junction Railroad Company in the amount of $1,000, signed on the reverse by Morgan as trustee, and also signed by Josiah H. Reed. The five pages of coupons are attached to the front of the document, with just the first coupon (from January of 1887) missing. In fine, crisp condition. A beautifully preserved and eye-catching document which notes the “principal due 1986.” Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

261. Elijah Muhammad. Founder of the Nation of Islam (1897–

1975) who was accused of ordering the assassination of Malcolm X. Two business checks for the Honorable Elijah Muhammad Poor Fund, 7.25 x 3, both filled out in type and signed by Muhammad, and both dated June–July 1971. In fine condition, with bank stamp to both, one lightly affecting beginning of one signature. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

262. Benito Mussolini and Vittorio Emanuele III. Partly-

264. Nobel Prize Winners. Collection of 75 FDCs, each signed

printed DS, in Italian, one page, 9.5 x 14.5, December 9, 1926. Untranslated document, signed at the conclusion “Mussolini” and “Vittorio Emanuele.” In very good condition, with several stamps and notations, scattered light toning and soiling, and an uneven left edge from removal from binding. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

263. John Nicholson. Finan-

cier, businessman, and comptroller general of Pennsylvania (1765–1852). Partly-printed DS, signed “Jno Nicholson,” one page, 6.25 x 4, August 17, 1796. Promissory note for $1000 plus interest, signed at the conclusion by Nicholson. In very good condition, with central vertical crease, mirroring of printed portions, trimmed left edge, and uniform toning. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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The greatest minds of our time

in ink or felt tip by a Nobel Prize winner. Signers are Kenneth J. Arrow, Julius Axelrod, Philip Noel Baker, David Baltimore, Baruj Benacerraf, Nicolaas Bloembergen, Heinrich Boll, Renato Dulbecco, Ralph J. Bunche, Adolf Butenandt, Melvin Calvin, Rene Cassin, Owen Chamberlain, Carl F. Cori, Max Delbruck, Edward Doisy, Ernst O. Fischer, William A. Fowler, Milton Friedman, Karl von Frisch, William F. Giauque, Albert S. Gyorgyi, George Wald, Torsten Wiesel, Geoffrey Wilkinson, Haldan K. Hartline, Anthony Hewish, Robert Holley (2), Lawrence R. Klein, Robert Hofstadter, Charles Huggins, David H. Hubel, Andre Lwoff, Feodor Lynen, Fritz A. Lipmann, Simon Kuznets, Edwin M. McMillan, Sir Peter Brian Medawar, Barbara McClintock, Salvador Luria, Daniel Nathans, Robert Mulliken, Cesar Milstein, Czeslaw Milosz, Linus Pauling (3), Frederick Robbins, Ronald G. W. Norrish, Louis Neel, Edward M. Purcell, Arno Allan Penzias, Glenn T. Seaborg (2), Paul A. Samuelson (2), George D. Snell, Arthur L. Schawlow, Frederick Sanger, Carl Sagan, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Ronald Hoffman, John Bardeen & William Shockley, William Shockley, Henry Taube, Kenneth Wilson, Howard M. Temin, Robert W. Wilson (2), Sir George P. Thomson, James Tobin, Lord Alexander R. Todd, Roger W. Sperry, and Herbert A. Simon. Many have added their affiliated institution or category and year of their prize below their signature. In fine condition. The signers in this lot—who range from poets to physicists—represent the pinnacle of human achievement in the 20th century RRAuction COA.…(MB $300)

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Exceedingly rare in any form, the scientist signs as Master of the Mint 265. Isaac Newton. English physicist, mathematician, and astronomer (1643–1727),

widely regarded as the most influential figure in the history of science, whose ideas and discoveries, including calculus, the laws of gravitation and motion, and observations on the nature of light and optics, earned him a place among the most profound geniuses in the history of mankind. Practically nonexistent manuscript DS, signed “Is. Newton,” one page, 7.25 x 11.5, June 27, 1701. Newton acknowledges receipt of tonnage duty. In part: “Received this 27th J…in part of an order…two thousand four hundred twenty five pounds eleven shillings & one penny out of tonnage duty.” Signed at the conclusion by Newton and countersigned by two others. Beautifully cloth matted and framed by Kenneth R. Laurence Galleries with an engraved portrait, small medallion bearing a raised relief bust of Newton, and an informational plaque, to an overall size of 24.25 x 20. Intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, some scattered light toning and soiling, and slight mirroring of text and signatures from folding, otherwise fine condition. On the recommendation of his friend Charles Montagu, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Newton was appointed Warden of the Mint in 1696. The following year he undertook the office of Master of the Mint, a position that he would hold for the last 30 years of his life. Newton made the position a high priority, and though he continued to write and publish scientific works, he retired from his Cambridge duties in 1701 to focus on the position. As Master, he reformed the currency and punished counterfeiters to his fullest extent. One of only a handful of signed Newton items we’ve had in over 30 years of business. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $2500)

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266. Thomas Peck Ochiltree. US Representative from Texas (1837–1902) who also served in the Confederate Army in the First Texas Regiment. ALS signed “Thomas P. Ochiltree,” one page, lightlylined, 5.25 x 9, House of Representatives U. S. letterhead, February 10, 1885. Brief letter complying with an autograph request. In full: “I comply with your request herewith & beg to remain…” Pencil notation to bottom portion of page, scattered toning, and a few creases, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

269. William Paine.

American financier (1855–1929) who cofounded the Paine-Webber brokerage firm. DS, signed “Wm. A. Paine,” one page both sides, 11.25 x 8.25, December 21, 1920. Stock certificate for 100 shares in the Lake Copper Company issued to Benjamin Goldsmith, signed at the conclusion by Paine as the company’s president. In very good condition, with two vertical folds, cancellation hole to signature, light soiling to borders, and several other stamps. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

267. Ransom E. Olds. Inventor and automotive magnate (1864–1950) who founded

the Oldsmobile and REO Motor Car Companies. Partly-printed DS, signed “R. E. Olds,” one page both sides, 12.5 x 8.5, January 10, 1916. Certificate for 50 shares of stock in the REO Motor Car Company issued to Frank Shumway, signed at the bottom by Olds as the company’s president. Cancellations holes, including one to signature, vertical folds, one through a single letter of signature, and some light toning and wrinkling, otherwise fine condition. Olds only signed certificates on this one day as normally a Vice President always signed the stock certificates. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Writing a “poor form of a bread & butter letter,” Oppenheimer recalls solace at Acheson’s farm 268. Robert Oppenheimer. Brilliant American physicist (1904–1967) who directed the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and who spearheaded the Manhattan Project, leading to the development of the first atomic bomb. As a result of his outspoken political views in the wake of World War II, he was later placed under FBI surveillance and his security clearance was stripped. Rare ALS signed “Oppy,” one page, 5.75 x 7.75, Eagle Hill letterhead, August 10. Letter to the wife of Secretary of State Dean Acheson. In full: “It is two weeks since my visit to the farm; but I have thought so often, with affection & gratitude, of the good hours there, that I wanted you to have a word from me, to tell you that, & to thank you. The sense of oasis is rare enough, and deep enough, in these years, that it should not go unacknowledged, even in the poor form of a bread & butter letter. I hope that you & Dean will have your September vacation, & send you both every good wish.” In fine condition, with a diagonal crease to top right corner. Oppenheimer worked closely with Acheson during the atomic development and influenced Acheson’s UN report on avoiding nuclear war. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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One of only two known letters signed by Packard

270. James Ward Packard.

Practically nonexistent TLS signed “J. W. Packard,” one page, 8.25 x 11, Packard Electric Company letterhead, February 7, 1910. Letter to Milton Tibbetts of the Packard Motor Car Company. In full: “Replying to yours of February 5rd regarding purchase of one of the Model B Packard cars, the first cars we sold were marketed as Model B’s but they were not our real shop number B’s and I assume that you refer to the special cars with built-up engine with steel cylinder and cylindrical copper jackets. There were only two of these cars made; the one was sold to Mr. W. D. Sargent. Mr. Sargent was a Chicago man, and was in some sort of a steel casting business. The other car was sold to Mr. Geo. L. Weiss of Cleveland. I never heard what become [sic] of either of these cars. It is very probable that Mr. Weiss could advise you and I would suggest that you write him. He was formerly and I believe is yet; with the Cleveland City Forge & Iron Company. l am sorry that I cannot give you any more detailed information. There are a number of the first cars which were marketed about here and there would be no difficulty in obtaining one of these at a very low price. If I can be of any further assistance to you, please command me.” Intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, a couple pencil notations, three small holes to upper portion of page, and a uniform shade of toning, otherwise fine condition. In 1899, brothers James Ward and William Doud Packard founded what would become the Packard Motor Car Company as a subsidiary of the Packard Electric Company with partner George L. Weiss, recipient of one of the first two cars they made. There is little known about these two “special cars with built-up engine with steel cylinder and cylindrical copper jackets”: only a decade after their manufacture, even James Ward Packard had “never heard what [had] become of either of these cars.” By 1910, Packard Motors was well established as an innovative, reliable luxury car company, selling cars to the wealthiest families both in the United States and abroad. They maintained their reputation until the company’s dissolution in the late 1950s. One of only two known letters signed by Packard, this piece would be desirable with any content; but with the discussion of the two earliest cars ever made by the company, it becomes a truly extraordinary piece. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

272. Rosa Parks.

Color limited edition 24 x 19.5 lithograph entitled The Mentor, numbered #274/500, signed in black ink. Also signed in pencil by the artist, Anthony Douglas. Rolled and in fine condition. Accompanied by two photos taken at time of signing. Embossed with a seal of the Parks Legacy and The Rosa Raymond Institute, this piece of art boasts a wonderful rendition of Parks and the achievements that changed a nation. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

273. William E. Parry. Rear admiral and arctic explorer (1790– 1855) who attempted one of the earliest expeditions to the North Pole. ALS signed “W. Parry,” one page, 4.5 x 7, no date, but docketed in another hand October 25, 1851. Letter to Admiral Bowler accepting an invitation. In part; “I shall be glad to avail myself of your kind offer to take a bed as well as dinner at your house…I am just off to Haslar.” In fine condition, with a bit of light edge toning. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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274. Linus Pauling.

278. Juan Peron. DS, in Span-

ish, signed “Peron,” one page, 9 x 12.5, December 9, 1944. Untranslated document boldly signed at the conclusion by Peron. Central horizontal fold, binder holes and vertical crease to left edge and expected stamps and notations, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Cardstock 6.75 x 5.75 photo of Pauling seated at his desk, signed in black ink. In fine condition, with a few light bends and creases. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

275. Drew Pearson. Contro-

versial American journalist (18971969), remembered for his muckraking journalism and syndicated ‘Washington Merry-Go-Round’ newspaper column. Tasteful 8 x 10 paperstock photo, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint “to Jessie, with best wishes, Drew Pearson.” In fine condition, with scattered light creasing and some show-through from paper loss on reverse. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

276. Shimon Peres. Israeli

prime minister and president (born 1923) and co-winner of the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize. Color glossy 8 x 10 photo, signed in the lower border in blue felt tip. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

279. Auguste Piccard. Swiss physicist, inventor and explorer

(1884–1962). Two letters on blind-stamped personal letterhead: An ALS, in German, signed “A. Piccard,” one page, 8.25 x 11.75, dated November 18, 1957; and a TLS, in German, signed “A. Piccard,” one page, 8.25 x 11.75, dated December 28, 1960. In fine condition, with central horizontal and vertical fold to both letters and some light toning to TLS. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

277. Eva Peron. ALS signed “Evita,” one onionskin page, 9.25 x

6.25, LR1 Radio El Mundo Oficina de Prensa letterhead, no date. Letter to her mother and sisters. In full (translated): “I am very happy because we will begin a broadcast on LR1 in the coming month sponsored by Cocinero [Chef] oil Mondays and Thursdays at 9:00. Kisses for all.” Uniform toning, scattered creases and wrinkles, and light mounting remnants to reverse, otherwise fine condition. Peron started her radio career around 1939-40, and in a span of a few short years became one of the highest paid radio actresses in the country. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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280. James A. Pike. Episcopal

bishop (1913–1969), and one of the first religious figures to appear regularly on television. TLS, one page, 6 x 9, Diocese of California letterhead, August 24, 1965. In part: “I think you might find it very enlightening to pursue for yourself some investigation into what the official doctrine of the Episcopal Church is. I should remind you to be careful before drawing any absolute conclusions: You may have a few surprises coming. I don’t see why you object to my reference to Thomas Jefferson as an Episcopalian.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Nobel-winning physicist turns his attention to family: “I was able to glean valuable supplemental data to be incorporated in my own genealogical table” 281. Max Planck.

Nobel Prize–winning German physicist (1858–1947) who pioneered the understanding of quantum theory. ALS in German, signed “As always, your uncle, Max Planck,” one page, 6 x 7, personal letterhead, December 22, 1937. Letter to his nephew, addressed “Dear Ludwig.” in full (translated): “Many thanks for your letter dated 19th of this month, as well as for the genealogical table you had enclosed. I am returning herewith the table to you. In addition to the already verbally given information, I was able to glean valuable supplemental data to be incorporated in my own genealogical table. We were very pleased getting to know you and happy for the opportunity to refresh our relationship. Your kind wishes for a Merry Christmas are returned most heartfelt. Please also give our kind regards to your dear parents.” Folds, creases, some wrinkles, and uniform toning, otherwise fine condition. An interesting letter in the fact that Planck is assembling a family history as the Nazi’s were in power at the time, and at one point investigated Planck’s ancestry. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

282. Simeon Poisson. French math-

ematician and physicist (1781–1840). ANS in French, signed “Poisson,” one page, 4.75 x 3.5, 1837. Boldly penned untranslated note from Poisson. In fine condition, with a central vertical fold passing through first letter of signature and a small pencil notation to lower left. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

283. Romanov Dynasty: Grand Duke Dimitri Pavlovich.

Member of the Romanov imperial dynasty (1891–1941), known for being involved in the murder of Grigori Rasputin. Though most of his family was killed, he escaped to London after the Bolsheviks took over. Aliens Order card from 1920, 6 x 4, filled out and signed in pencil by Pavlovich. In the first two lines he prints his formal name, “Dimitri Prince of Russia,” his Christian name “Dimitri,” provides his age, occupation, and London address, and signs at the conclusion, “Dimitri Prince of Russia.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

284. Mitt Romney.

Three items: hardcover edition of No Apology, signed on the first free end page in blue felt tip; a January 16, 2012, issue of Time, signed on the front cover in blue felt tip; and a felt tip signature, “Mitt Romney,” on an off-white 11 x 8.5 card. In fine condition. Consignor notes signatures were acquired at two different campaign stops in Michigan. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

285. Mitt Romney. Color 8 x 10 head-and-shoulders photo of the presidential candidate, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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286. Mitt and Ann Romney. Color satin-

finish 10 x 8 photo of the Romney’s on the campaign trail, signed in black felt tip by Mitt and Ann Romney. In fine condition, with a small ink mark from a prior signature attempt. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

287. Kermit Roosevelt. Son

of president Theodore Roosevelt. Signed book: The Long Trail. Autograph edition. NY: Metropolitan Publications, 1921. Hardcover, 5.25 x 7.75, 79 pages. Signed on the second free end page by Roosevelt. In very good condition, with some scattered light toning, foxing, and soiling to opening and closing pages and pastedowns, creasing to top right of front cover, some loss of label, and fraying to edges of covers. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

288. Donald Rumsfeld and Tommy Franks. Color glossy

10 x 8 photo of Rumsfeld and Franks giving a press briefing, signed in black felt tip by Donald Rumsfeld and Tommy Franks. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100)

290. Ludovic Stuart. Second Duke of Lennox (1574–1624) who was involved in the colonization of the state of Maine, and being the favored cousin of King James, he served as his personal assistant. LS in Old English, signed “Lenox,” one page, 7.75 x 12.25, March 8, 1620. Letter to the Lord of Lafayette. In part: “I received your Last Letter; and shall be most willing…to express my Love and respect to you in anything I can.” Stuart goes on to mention the Bishop of St. Andrews later in the letter. Reverse of second integral page bears an address in an unknown hand and a partial red wax seal. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, mild toning and soiling, a few spots of foxing, and a pencil notation to bottom. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

289. Edwin M. Stanton. Very early ALS signed “Edw Stanton,” one page, 7.75 x 12.25, June

8, 1839. Letter to Arnold H. Dohrman. In full: “I reached here last night & found Dewey away from home and the office locked up. I have not been able to get into it even to get my court papers, & shall have to go away tomorrow without them leaving orders to have them sent to me at Carrollton. I am therefore unable to get at your papers. I must therefore be back here as soon as I can & will take them all to Steubenville. Clarke who I expected to be in the office is not here.” Address panel on the reverse in also in Stanton’s hand. Intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, several partial fold separations, a couple areas of paper loss, one from wax seal, uniform toning from previous display, and some scattered light soiling, otherwise very good condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Incredibly rare Sears contract with the Maine Central Railroad Company that enabled him to deliver from coast to coast 291. Richard W. Sears.

Businessman (1863–1914) and the founder of Sears, Roebuck and Company with his partner Alvah C. Roebuck. Essentially nonexistent DS, signed “R. W. Sears,” one page, 8 x 13, 1901. An annual contract of indemnity, which reads in full: “Know all men by these presents, that we, Sears, Roebuck & Company, a corporation, organized and existing under the laws of Illinois are held and firmly bound for ourselves, our successors and assigns to the Maine Central Railroad Company, in the sum of Two Thousand ($2,000) dollars, lawful money of the United States. The condition of the above obligation is such, that, Whereas, the undersigned from time to time has and shall submit claim papers against the Railroad Company, without furnishing the original Bills of Lading; and Whereas, the undersigned has heretofore made and shall hereafter, from time to time, make changes in the consignment of good shipped by the undersigned over the lines owned, leased or controlled by the said railroad company, without surrendering the original Bill of Lading for the said goods, whereby claims for loss or damage may have arisen or are liable to arise against the said railroad company caused by the misdelivery of goods so shipped, and resulting from the failure to surrender the original Bills of Lading; and Whereas, upon request of the undersigned, the said railroad company, has instructed its agents to return to the undersigned, any shipment made by the undersigned, which has been on hand or may be on hand for sixty (60) days and refused or unclaimed, whereon billing or marks, show the said goods, to have been shipped from the undersigned from Chicago, Ill.; Now, therefore, if for and during the term of two years from the 20th day of November A. D. 1901, as to all claims losses, damages, injuries, rates or charges, arising within the period last aforesaid, the undersigned shall indemnify and save harmless the said Railroad Company of and from any and all damages, loss or injuries arising from the failure to furnish or surrender the original Bill of Lading in submitting claim papers, or in case of misdelivery of goods, shipped by the undersigned shall pay all charges and advances on account of the return of the refused or unclaimed shipments as aforesaid, then the obligation shall be void; otherwise, the same to be binding and of full effect.” Signed at the conclusion in purple ink by Sears, and also signed by part owner and company vice president, Julius Rosenwald. With Rosenwald as VP and Treasurer, the company’s annual sales climbed from $750,000 to upwards of $50 million. When Sears resigned the presidency in 1908, Rosenwald was named president and remained as such until 1924, when he resigned to focus on philanthropic efforts. In very good to fine condition, with intersecting folds, staple holes to top left corner, a few scattered creases, a uniform shade of overall toning, and a small pencil notation to top left. Accompanied by an original stereoview portrait of Sears seated at his desk. Publishing the first Sears Roebuck mail order catalog in 1888, R. W. Sears helped change the direction of the worldwide marketplace by offering individuals a wide variety of products at reasonable prices and delivering those items directly to them. This gave consumers a new, convenient way to shop, and was the precursor to the electronic commerce that dominates the world today. This document is the firm’s annual contract with Maine Central Railroad Company for the delivery services that made their entire wide-reaching business possible. An important piece in the operation of Sears Roebuck, this is the only Sears document offered at auction in over forty years, and the first we have ever seen. An incredibly rare autograph from a key figure in the history of American business. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

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Deaf Smith buries Alamo defenders’ remains before skirmishing with Mexican forces near Laredo 292. Erastus ‘Deaf’ Smith. Frontiersman

(1787–1837) noted for his part in the Texas Revolution and the army of the Republic of Texas. He fought at the Grass Fight and the Battle of San Jacinto. After the war, Deaf Smith led a company of Texas Rangers. ADS, in Spanish, one page, 9 x 5.5, February 15, 1837. A receipt to Francisco Ruiz for $163.31. In full (translated): “I received from the citizen Francisco Ruiz the sum of one hundred and sixty-three pesos, two and one-half reales, which he voluntarily offered to me to aid the individuals of my company, which amount the government of Texas will pay immediately upon presentation to the said government.” Signed at the conclusion by Smith. In very good condition, professionally cleaned, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, repaired tear above last name of signature, and a strip of toning along right edge, lightly affecting last name of signature. Within a month of Smith’s signing this receipt for funds “to aid the individuals of my company,” the Texas Ranger captain would pay a final tribute to the memory of the Alamo dead and take part in a post-Revolution skirmish with Mexican forces. In February 1837, Smith’s spy company was given orders to conduct a mission in Laredo. Even a year after the Revolution, Texas’s southern border with Mexico remained ill-defined, placing community on the Rio Grande in a kind of no-man’s land. Captain Smith and his 20 scouts rode there with the intention of raising the Texas flag from the spire of Loredo’s church. The money mentioned in this document was most likely used to fund this mission; the denomination is in pesos because Texas wouldn’t begin printing its own paper currency for another four months and gold and silver specie were scarce in the new republic. In addition to receiving funds from Francisco Ruiz, the Texas Senator from Bexar, Smith also needed to secure horses before departing San Antonio. While there, he and his men helped Col. Seguin collect and bury the remains of the Alamo defenders on February 25. This solemn act was still fresh in Smith’s mind when his scouts encountered a much more substantial force of Mexicans outside Laredo on March 17. A skirmish lasting about 45 minutes ensued. Only two of Smith’s men were wounded, while ten Mexicans were killed and ten others injured; Smith also captured forty horses. Recognizing that he was vastly outmanned, he guided his men back to San Antonio. This document’s association with one of the first Texas Rangers makes it a valuable link to the burial of the Alamo defenders and an important post-Independence military encounter with Mexico. The Robert Davis Collection. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

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Distinguished oversized portrait of Burger’s Court, featuring two Chief Justices, presented to a longtime court employee 293. Supreme Court: Burger Court. Color 13.75 x 8.5 portrait

of the Burger Court, affixed to its original 17.5 x 13.5 mount, signed on the mount in ink and ballpoint by all nine Justices: “Thurgood Marshall,” “Wm J Brennan Jr., ” “Warren E. Burger,” “Byron R. White,” “Harry A. Blackmun,” “Potter Stewart,” “Lewis F. Powell Jr.,” “William H. Rehnquist,” and “W. O. Douglas.” Framed to an overall size of 19 x 14.75. A printed statement affixed to reverse states “Presented to Mrs. Helen K. Loughran on her retirement from the Supreme Court of the United States on September 26, 1975, at the completion of 24 years of service.” In fine condition, with Burger’s and Powell’s signatures a shade or two lighter than the others. This signed photo is particularly desirable for it is signed by two Chief Justices, Burger and his successor Rehnquist, as well as the first African-American, Marshall. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

294. Supreme Court: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. Ink signatures on both sides of an off-white 3.25 x 2 card: on one side he writes “Washington, D. C., February 4, 1932, Respectfully yours, Oliver Wendell Holmes,” on the other “Washington, D. C., March 28, 1932, Respectfully yours, Oliver Wendell Holmes.” In fine condition, with mild toning along right side. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

“The members of the least dangerous branch are notoriously obstinate” 295. Supreme Court: Antonin Scalia. TLS, one page, 8.5

x 11, Supreme Court letterhead, June 23, 1997. Letter to a collector. In full: “As I believe I explained in my last letter, it is not my policy to sign requests from autograph collectors. If you care enough about this matter to come see me personally about it, I will be happy both to sign the cards and buy you lunch. Otherwise, you should tell Mr. Lorenz that the members of the least dangerous branch are notoriously obstinate.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

“‘This too shall pass.’ I wish you success in your legislative program realizing full well the difficulties attending it.” 296. Supreme Court: Earl Warren. TLS, one page, 8 x 10.5,

Supreme Court letterhead, May 4, 1957. Letter to California governor Goodwin Knight. In part: “I have been reading the Bee from day to day, and note that your problems are much the same as mine at this stage of the legislative session; namely, much action without movement. It seems that at such times progress is nonexistent, but I always comforted myself with the story of the Biblical King who gathered his Wise men together and asked them to tell him something of which he could be certain in any circumstances. After long study, they returned with the motto ‘This too shall pass.’ I wish you success in your legislative program realizing full well the difficulties attending it.” A carbon of Knight’s letter to Warren is stapled to the letter. Office stamps and notation to top right, some mild toning, and a staple to top left, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by an ALS from Nina Warren to first lady Virginia Knight. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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297. Supreme Court: Earl Warren.

TLS signed “Earl,” one page, 6 x 8, Supreme Court of the United States letterhead, June 16, 1965. Warren writes to California Governor Goodwin J. Knight, in full: “This will indicate to you how far behind I am in my homework, but I did appreciate your birthday greetings.” In fine condition, with light creasing and toning. Accompanied by the handwritten letter of birthday wishes from Knight. Aside from acting as governor, Knight was also a Superior Court judge in Los Angeles. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

299. Titanic: Millvina Dean. Four color photos, three cardstock

and one satin-finish, ranging in size from 6 x 4 up to 7 x 4.5, each signed in black ink “Millvina Dean,” adding “Titanic survivor,” to two photos, with one photo also signed by Michel Navratil. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

300. Titanic: Louise Pope. Program from

the 1991 Titanic International Convention held in Rochelle Park, New Jersey, 8.5 x 11, two pages, signed and inscribed on the front in blue ballpoint, “To Steve, Louise ‘Kink’ Pope, 6-29-91.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

298. Titanic: Millvina Dean. The

youngest passenger on board the Titanic, she was its last remaining survivor until she passed away in May 2009. Glossy 14 x 11 photo of the ill-fated ocean liner, signed in black felt tip. In very fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Early in the Russian Revolution, a powerful Trotsky grants a request 301. Leon Trotsky. Russian Communist leader (1879–1940)

who, with Lenin, organized the Bolshevik seizure of power during the October Revolution of 1917. In 1929, five years after Lenin’s death, Stalin defeated Trotsky for control of the Communist Party and banished him from Russia. Trotsky spent most of the remainder of his life in Mexico, where he was assassinated with a pickaxe by a Stalinist agent. DS in Cyrillic, signed in blue pencil “Trotsky,” one page, 8.5 x 7, September 2, 1919. Document from the Chief of the Train of Crmsr., People’s Commissar of War and Navy Affairs, in full: “The rapport of train’s doctor Shtaker is given and asking Your permission to satisfy this petition,” to which Trotsky responds, “Vacation to be given.” Scattered light creasing, a vertical crease running parallel to the left edge, a few staple marks along the same edge, which is reinforced by a strip of adhesive on the reverse, uniform toning with scattered areas of heavier toning and light spotting, and pencil and ink notations, the latter of which lightly affects the top of the signature, otherwise very good condition. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Travis writes to the future first president of Texas about politics as Mexican forces begin arriving in Anahuac: “The election will result in favor of an Austin Ticket” 302. William Barret Travis. Lawyer and soldier (1809– 1836). He grew up in South Carolina and Alabama, studied law privately, and was admitted to the bar before he turned 20. Migrating to Texas in the early 1830s, he became active in the movement agitating for independence from Mexico. In 1835 he led a small band of Texans in open revolt; in early 1836 Mexican forces besieged his little command inside the Alamo fortress. The Alamo fell on March 6, 1836, and all its defenders, including Travis, were killed. Extremely rare ALS signed “W. B. Travis,” one page, 7.75 x 9.25, January 20, 1835. A letter to future interim president of the Republic of Texas, David G. Burnet, who was serving as an appointed judge in San Felipe de Austin. Travis writes, in full: “I rec’d your esteemed favor by Mr. Richardson this morning; and I am sorry to say, that Major Luis refuses to pay over on Clokey’s note the am’t collected of Ayers which is about $750. He says he has no orders now to it since the note has been taken from him & c; but will write to Clokey for anything & c—I shall take the note to Brasoria & decide on it—Litigation will be [?] attended to—Williams has not gone—I will name him to your wishes—your letter to Aduconte shall go—So news—F. W. Johnson & George Ewing are the judges—The election will result in favor of an Austin Ticket—my best respects to Mrs. B.—write me when you have leisure—you shall hear from me often—In haste—sincerely yours.” Second integral page bears an address panel in an unknown hand to Burnet in San Jacinto, Texas. In fine condition, with intersecting folds (several extra horizontal folds) and one faint vertical fold passing through a single letter of signature. In this extremely rare letter, Travis, who would make the ultimate sacrifice some 13 months later at the Alamo, hints at some early revolutionary stirrings to the man who would become the first president of the free Republic. As he was writing this letter, the first Mexican troops were arriving in Anahuac; his earlier imprisonment there in June 1832 helped create one of the first armed encounters leading up to the war. He would later agitate in Anahuac in June 1835 leading to the Second Anahuac Disturbance, which helped ignite the Texas Revolution. In this information-rich letter, we witness the development of relationships among many of Texas’ most prominent founders. Travis refers to Frank W. Johnson, a political and military leader who had commanded the forces that freed Travis from custody during the first Anahuac Disturbance in 1832. He also alludes to the upcoming Consultation Election of February 1. His reference to an “Austin ticket” was a prediction of an outcome where candidates favoring independence would be elected. Travis himself was keeping a low political profile, focusing on his own legal practice, however the ascendence of political figures he sympathized with would compel him to become more substantially involved in public life. Indeed, Texas politics was in a state of flux, and the first preparations for war with Mexico were imminent. At the Convention of 1833 Burnet had earlier drafted a rejected petition that called for the separate Texas within the Mexican federation. In August of 1835, Burnet drew up a set of resolutions on behalf of the San Jacinto community that would have codified the rights of Texans; its rejection gave added urgency to the independence movement and all but guaranteed war with Mexico. The Robert Davis Collection. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

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303. William M. ‘Boss’ Tweed.

Politician (1823-1878) most notable for being the ‘boss’ of Tammany Hall, the Democratic Party political machine that played a major role in the politics of 19th century New York City and State. DS, signed “W. M. Tweed,” one page, 8 x 12.75, no date. Tweed, along with 23 others, orders 100 copies of “Hon. John Norton’s speech on the Nebraska Bill.” In very good condition, with a central horizontal fold under Tweed’s signature, scattered toning and soiling, and several pencil notations. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

306. Vice Presidents. Ink and felt tip signatures of six former vice presidents on various size cards and clipped slips. Signers are: H[annibal] Hamlin, William R. King, Charles Dawes, Nelson Rockefeller, Walter Mondale, and Al Gore. In fine condition, with some light toning to a couple of the slips. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

304. Menachem Ussishkin. Zi-

onist leader (1863–1941) and head of the Jewish National Fund. ALS in Hebrew, signed “M. Ussishkin,” on a 3.5 x 5.5 postcard, docketed in another hand 1908. Letter to O. Aisenstadt. In part (translated): “Today I received your telegram about the woman…and her children, and it was a wonder to me, for in Berlin Mr. Wolfssohn promised me to have the children accepted into an orphanage.” In very good condition, with several horizontal creases and scattered toning and soiling. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

305. Richard Varick. Ameri-

can soldier and statesman (1753–1831) who was aide-decamp to Benedict Arnold prior to the latter’s defection to the British. Varick later served as Washington’s private secretary, mayor of New York, and a New York state legislator. Partlyprinted DS, signed “Rich Varick,” one page, 8 x 12.5, March 1, 1797. License approval for John Taylor to keep an Inn or Tavern for retailing liquor. During that time, he will “not keep a disorderly Inn or Tavern…or permit any Cock-Fighting, Gaming or Playing with Cards or Dice, or keep any Billiard table.” In fine condition, with slight separations along horizontal folds and some scattered light toning. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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Exemplary enlistment in the Continental Army, signed on the heels of the Declaration of Independence 307. Daniel Ward. Union solider who served in the Battle of Long

Island, guarding the Bedford Pass with 800 men under General John Sullivan’s command. After heavy action, the unit was routed by the British under General William Howe, and once again engaged in heavy action at the Battle of White Plains. Ward was promoted to corporal in 1781. Partly-printed DS, one page, 6.5 x 2.75, July 5, 1776. Ward signs his enlistment in the Continental Army the day after the Declaration of Independence is signed: “I, Daniel Ward, do acknowledge to have voluntarily inlisted myself a Solider, to serve in the Battalion of Foot raised by the Colony of Connecticut, to join the Continental Army in New York, to be commanded by Colonel John Chester Esq; until the Twenty-fifth Day of December next.” Double-matted and framed with an image of marching soldiers and a small commemorative plaque to an overall size of 19.75 x 13.75. In fine condition, with scattered creasing and scattered light spotting. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Rare May 1775 document signed only weeks before Warren’s death at the Battle of Bunker Hill 308. Joseph Warren. Boston physician, orator and patriot (1741–1775) who was a pivotal figure in the early revolutionary agitation in Massachusetts. Warren drafted the Suffolk Resolves, was active at town meetings during the British occupation, and served on the Committee of Safety after the 1770 Boston Massacre. A member of the first three Provincial Congresses, he was president pro tempore in 1775, and then president. Warren dispatched Paul Revere and William Dawes on horseback to warn the patriots that British General Gage was sending troops to seize stockpiled patriot arms at Concord. Exceedingly rare partly-printed Revolutionary War dated DS, signed “Jos. Warren,” one page, 12.5 x 7.5, May 19, 1775. Document signed as president pro tempore of “The Congress of the Colony of the Massachusetts-Bay.” Appointment of Elias Whiting “to be first Lieutenant of the Foot Company in the Regiment of Foot whereof William Heath Esqr is Colo raised by the Congress aforesaid, for the Defence of said Colony. You are, therefore, carefully and diligently to discharge the Duty of a Lieutenant in leading, ordering, and exercising the said Company in Arms; both interior Officers and Soldiers, and to keep them in good Order and Discipline; and they are hereby commanded to obey you…and you are yourself to observe and follow such Orders and Instructions as you shall, from Time to Time, receive from the General and Commander in Chief of the Forces raised in the Colony aforesaid, for the Defense of the fame, or any other your Superior Officers, according to military Rules and Discipline of War, in Pursuance to the Trust reposed in you.” Document has been inlaid to a slightly larger sheet. Nicely suede matted and framed with a color portrait of Warren to an overall size of 25 x 13.5. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, scattered toning and creasing, a bit of light foxing, and show-through from endorsement on reverse, which is visible on the reverse of the frame. Provenance: Lot 128 in Skinner Sale #1742, November 1996. Exactly one month following the Battles of Lexington and Concord, Warren appoints an officer to the regiment of Brigadier General William Heath. Several days later, Congress would adopt the forces outside Boston as the Continental Army while Prime Minister Lord North dispatched additional British troops and generals Howe, Clinton and Burgoyne to restive Massachusetts. Although Warren himself was appointed a major general by the Provincial Congress shortly before the Battle of Bunker Hill a month later, he insisted on volunteering as a private against the wishes of General Israel Putnam and Colonel William Prescott, who wanted him to serve as their commander; he fell in battle a few days later. A rare autograph from a great American patriot dated in the early days of the Revolution. Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $900)

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309. Watergate: Woodward and Bernstein. Satin-finish 10

313. Kemmons Wilson.

x 8 photo of Woodward and Bernstein at their office, signed in black felt tip by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

310. Watergate: Woodward, Bernstein, and Bradlee.

Signed book: All The President’s Men. First edition, later printing. NY: Simon & Schuster, 1974. Hardcover with dustjacket, 6.25 x 9.5, 349 pages. Signed on the title page by Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward, and Ben Bradlee. Sunning and fading to boards and spine and some toning and creasing to clipped dustjacket, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Founder of the Holiday Inn hotel chain and one of the greatest entrepreneurs of the 20th century (1913–2003). Eight items: two one-page TLSs, dated 1994 and 1995 respectively, both on Kemmons Wilson Companies letterhead; pre-printed Christmas card, signed inside in ballpoint; an ink signature on a 4 x 3 beige bookplate; and four magazine cover stories on Wilson, each signed on the cover in blue ballpoint, one inscribed. In fine overall condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

314. Duke and Duchess of Windsor. FDC

honoring the World Food Congress, signed in blue ballpoint, “Edward, Duke of Windsor,” and “Wallis, Duchess of Windsor.” In fine condition. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Exceedingly scarce stock certificate, the finest one known to exist in public hands 315. Brigham Young. Religious leader (1801– 1877) who became President of the LDS Church after the death of its founder, Joseph Smith, in 1844. Young led the mass migration of Mormons to the Great Salt Lake Valley in Utah, establishing the church’s stronghold in that state. By the time of his death in 1877, the Mormon population in Utah had reached 140,000. Handsome partly-printed DS, one page, 10 x 6.5, October 1, 1871. Stock certificate, printed by Mills and Co. of Des Moines, Iowa, for 5 five shares of the Zion’s Co-Operative Mercantile Institution, issued to Lewis S. Hills. Signed at the conclusion by Young as the company’s president. In fine condition, with several vertical folds, two passing through single letters of signature, light show-through from docketing on reverse, and some mild toning. In 1868, Young founded the Zions Cooperative Mercantile Institution (ZCMI) in an attempt to create a fairer business atmosphere for Mormons in Utah. By banding together and pooling their resources, Morman businesses were able to place orders large enough to deter non-Mormon wholesalers from price gouging, a problem that had plagued the Mormon business community until that point. As this church-promoted wholesale and retail house grew in strength, all the independent businesses melded into what would become ‘America’s First Department Store.’ This ZCMI Stock Certificate, issued to Lewis S. Hill, bookkeeper for the Zion’s Cooperative Banking Institution, is one of only a handful known to exist outside the Mormon Church’s archives, and is by far the finest of those.Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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320. Bock’s Car. Glossy 10 x

bio/photo sheets, each 10 x 8, each signed in ink or felt tip by the respective ace pictured. Signers are: Scott McCuskey, Hugh Winters, Butch Voris, Clyde East, Ted Crosby, Dean Caswell, Phillip DeLong, James Tapp, Barrie Davis, Fred Ohr, D. G. Welch, and Ralph Parr. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

317. American Fighter Aces. Ten

signed photos, various finishes, ranging in size from 8 x 10 and 10 x 8 up to 8.5 x 11, each signed in ink or felt tip by the respective ace pictured. Signers are: Archie Donahue, Jerry Johnson, Alex Vraciu, Urban L. Drew, Tex Hill, Art Fielder, Paul Conger, Rudy Augarten, Robert L. Scott, and Gabby Gabreski, also signed by crew chief Ralph Safford and assistant crew chief Felix Schacki. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

318. Bud Anderson.

Felt tip signature, “CE ‘Bud’ Anderson,” on a painted 8.25 x 2 card. Card is affixed to an original Raymond Waddey acrylic painting of Anderson piloting his Old Crow away from a downed German fighter, canvas stretched over a wooden frame, 36 x 24, and is signed in paint by Waddey. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

8 photo of the crew, signed in felt tip and ballpoint by Fred J. Olivi, Charles Sweeney, C. D. Albury, Ray Gallagher, and John D. Kuharek, with all but one adding their flight assignments. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

“I congratulate you on being a Boy Scout…It teaches boys those things which go for making better men and citizens”

321. Omar Bradley. ALS signed “Omar N. Bradley,” one page, 8 x 10.5, May 23, 1944. Letter to a young admirer. In part: “May I congratulate you on being a Boy Scout. I think that is a fine organization. It teaches boys those things which go for making better men and citizens.” In very good condition, with a vertical crease, a few wrinkles, and uniform toning, heavier to corners from mounting remnants on reverse. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 322. Chief Joseph Medicine Crow. Decorated war veteran who

served as a Scout of the 103rd Infantry, and was the last member of the Crow tribe to become a war chief. Ballpoint signature, “Dr. Joe Medicine Crow, Lodae Grass, MT, July 23, 2011,” on a white card. Matted with a color portrait of Crow in a war bonnet to an overall size of 10 x 8. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Very scarce offering from the Confederate general killed in action at Bull Run a day after inspiring ‘Stonewall’s’ iconic nickname 319. Barnard E. Bee. Confederate general (1824–1861), responsible for inspiring Thomas J. ‘Stonewall’ Jackson’s nickname, who was mortally wounded at the First Battle of Bull Run. Rare war-dated ink signature, “B. E. Bee, Lt. Col, Comdg.,” on a lightlylined light blue 3.25 x 1.75 lightly-lined slip, clipped from a larger document. In fine condition. Bee’s signature dates from between March and June 1861, as he was appointed brigadier general on June 17, 1861. Incredibly scarce in war-dated material, this is the first Bee signature we have offered. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Rare portrait of the unlikely Gettysburg hero

323. John L. Burns. Gettysburg shoemaker, who upon seeing the Union soldiers march past his home, joined the Iron Brigade at the Battle of Gettysburg. He was wounded, but survived to become a national celebrity. Original 2.25 x 4 full-length carte-de-visite portrait of Burns posing with his Enfield rifle, backstamped “Published by E.&H.T. Anthony, 501 Broadway, New York, from Photographic Negative in Brady’s National Portrait Gallery,” and signed on the front in the lower border in black ink, “John L. Burns.” Scattered light silvering to edges of image, and a bit of trivial toning and rubbing to image, otherwise fine condition. A scarce and boldly signed offering. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

324. Ambrose E. Burnside.

ALS signed “A. E. Burnside,” two pages on two adjoining sheets, 5 x 8, United States Senate Chamber, Washington letterhead, June 26, 1879. General Burnside writes to the Honorary Simon Stevens of New York, in part: “I am in no way identified either by interest or prejudice in any of the routes, but am guided in my actions by a desire to protect the interests and integrity of our country.” Two horizontal mailing folds, one of which lightly grazes the signature, a few trivial stray marks, and pencil notations to the top edge, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

325. Mark W. Clark. Two one-

page TLSs, both signed “Mark W. Clark,” one from 1947 measuring 6.5 x 8 and one from 1960 measuring 8.5 x 11. The 1960 letter reads, in part: “I am happy to autograph the Fifth Army stamp put out by your country. We who fought in the Fifth Army are mighty proud that Brazil saw fit to honor the Fifth Army with the stamp.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds to both and mild toning to the 1947 letter. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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326. Samuel Cooper. Highestranking Confederate general (1798–1876) during the Civil War. Printed General Orders No. 41, three pages, 4 x 6.25, December 11, 1852. Orders concern the court martial against Surgeon Lyman Stone for “Conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman.” Signed on the last page, “S. Cooper.” In very good condition, with uniform toning, a vertical crease along right side, and marginal binding holes. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 327. D-Day: Bill Millin. Personal piper to Simon Fraser, commander of 1 Special Service Brigade at D-Day. Felt tip signature, “Piper Bill Millin, 1st Commando Brigade,” on a white card. Matted with a photo of Millin playing his bagpipes to an overall size of 8 x 10. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 328. Charles Devens. Lawyer and

statesman (1820–1891) who served as a Union general during the Civil War. ALS signed “Chas Devens,” two pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 7, November 15, 1886. In part: “I do not see how it is possible for me to be in Worcester…on the account of a family gathering. If it is possible I will come for I have the greatest regard and respect for the memory of dear young Grant.” In fine condition, with a paperclip impression to top edge. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Frustrated, Custer complains about undisciplined troops: “a great portion of the time he has been under the influence of liquor, frequently to such an extent to unfit him for duty” 329. George A. Custer. LS signed “G. A. Custer,” 7.75 x 9.75, October 15, 1865. Letter to Major George Lee complaining of the conduct of a paymaster under Custer’s command. In part: “I desire to call the attention of the Major General Commanding to the conduct of Major McAllister Paymaster U.S.A. while at this point paying off the troops of my command. He has been here probably ten days…a great portion of the time he has been under the influence of liquor, frequently to such an extent to unfit him for duty, and on one occasion when intoxicated, sent ‘his clerks as deputies to pay the men of the pontoon train.’ He has kept his room at the hotel almost daily as a gambling room frequently being engaged the greater portion of the night gambling with officers of this Command. Major McAllister has been frequently seen playing cards and betting upon the games during his stay. The sum of money upon the table at times and being played for has been reported to me as being large…I respectfully submit the above statement with the accompanying statements of Officers for the consideration of the Major General Commanding. I would add that Major McAllister has left this point for Houston, and expressed his intention before leaving of hastening to New Orleans and tendering his resignation before this report could be received and be acted upon.” Partial separation along hinge, scattered mild toning, and slight show-through from text on reverse, otherwise fine condition. In October of 1865, only six months after the close of the Civil War, Custer led the 2nd Division of Cavalry into Austin, where he became Chief of Cavalry for the Department of Texas. The duration of the march and occupation there was marked with considerable friction and near mutiny from the volunteer cavalry regiments who resented the imposed discipline from this Eastern Theater general for whom they had no respect. In this letter, Custer focuses on a newcomer to his command, Major McAllister, who appears to have joined the insolent troops, encouraged their misbehavior, and left for New Orleans as quickly as he came. At the beginning of November 1865, Custer’s division was mustered out and replaced by regulars of the US 6th Cavalry Regiment: though unsuccessful, several members planned an ambush on Custer upon their discharge. His reputation as a disciplinarian never diminished, earning him the nicknames ‘Iron Butt’ and ‘Hard Ass’ (a playful jab from his troops in the Indian War for his physical stamina in the saddle as well as his strict discipline), but moving forward he had no further disruption from his men. Already heading towards Indian territories where he would meet his fate 11 years later, the general struggles to rein in a cavalry of insubordinate, drunken troops before continuing his campaign. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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332. Enola Gay and Bock’s Car. Collection of 15 items consist-

ing of signatures, signed photos, prints, covers, and printed poems, and a souvenir typescript, each signed by a member of the Enola Gay or Bock’s Car crews, with a couple of the items signed by more than one. Signers are: Charles Sweeney (3), Fred J. Olivi, Dutch Van Kirk, Morris Jeppson (2), Paul Tibbets (4), George Caron (2), Tom Ferebee, C. D. Albury, John Kuharek, R. H. Nelson, Ray Gallagher, and Joe Stiborik. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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337. Generals. Five glossy 4 x 6 photos, three color, each signed in felt tip by the respective four star officer pictured. Signers are: James Holloway III, Glenn Otis, Earl Anderson, Earl O’Loughlin, and Carl Stiner. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Enola Gay: Paul Tibbets.

Chilling 8 x 10 cardstock photo of the Hiroshima mushroom cloud, signed in blue felt tip, “Paul Tibbets, Pilot.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

336. Mitsuo Fuchida. One

of Japan’s most skilled fliers, Fuchida (1902– 1976) commanded the air attack against Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and was the last to leave the battle area. After World War II, Fuchida converted to Christianity and became a nondenominational preacher, traveling frequently to America and later becoming a US citizen. FDC with a cachet honoring the Garden and Horticultural Clubs of America, signed in blue felt tip in English and Japanese, with a biblical notation. Water spot to first couple of Japanese characters, mild rippling and creases to cachet area, and light pencil mailing address written along bottom edge, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

338. Winfield Scott Hancock. Union general (1824–1886) who

distinguished himself in the Battle of Gettysburg and later commanded Custer and the 7th Cavalry against the Cheyenne in the disastrous 1867 campaign known as ‘Hancock’s War.’ Partly-printed DS, signed “Winf. S. Hancock,” one page, 24 x 19, November 2, 1885. Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States certificate issued to Lieutnenat Colonel John Wesley Pinel “as a Companion of the First Class.” Signed at the conclusion by Hancock, and countersigned by John P. Nicholson. Scattered creases and wrinkles, a couple of edge tears, uniform toning, and some scattered light soiling, otherwise very good condition. Rolled. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Hampton in Washington to attend the funeral of his old comrade, General Johnston 339. Wade Hampton. Confederate military officer and politician (1818–1902) who replaced J. E. B. Stuart as Lee’s Chief of Cavalry following Stuart’s death on the battlefield. Hampton later served as governor and senator from South Carolina. ALS, one page, lightly-lined both sides, 5 x 8, March 25, 1891. Letter to Secretary of the Interior John Noble. In part: “Mr. Jones called on me the day you saw him & made all explanation assuring me tho that the lady should be promoted promptly in accordance with your order. I therefore feel secure that the matter is safe in your hands, & I merely wish to thank you for your kindness. I came on only to attend the funeral of Genl Johnston & I fear that I may not have the pleasure of seeing you before my departure.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds and a pencil notation to front. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Hampton makes legislative promises in the run up to the heated South Carolina gubernatorial election of 1876 340. Wade Hampton. Confederate military officer and politician (1818–1902) who replaced J. E. B. Stuart as Lee’s Chief of Cavalry following Stuart’s death on the battlefield. Hampton later served as governor and senator from South Carolina. ALS, one page, lightly-lined, 8 x 10, State Democratic Executive Committee letterhead, October 17, 1876. Letter to I. J. Robertson. In full: “A great pressure of business has kept me from replying sooner to your letter & I now enclose the Resolution adopted by the De, Ex. Com, in reference to the matter you brought to my attention. I have only to say that this Resolution meets my approval & will govern my action should I be elected Governor of this State.” Intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, and scattered light toning and soiling over portions of text and signature, otherwise fine condition. At the time of this letter, Hampton was embroiled in the 1876 South Carolina gubernatorial race, the most hotly contested and bloodiest in state history. He was the first southern gubernatorial candidate to run opposing Reconstruction, and his supporters, known as Red Shirts, were notorious for their violent tactics. Both parties claimed victory after the election in November, and for over six months two legislatures operated in the state, each claiming to be legitimate. The South Carolina Supreme Court eventually named Hampton the winner and the “Savior of South Carolina” served as governor until 1879. A fine letter dating from one of the most important elections in South Carolina’s history. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

341. Studholme Hodgson.

British commander (1708–1798) best rememberd for commanding the 1761 expedition that captured Bell Isle. Manuscript DS, signed “S. Hodgson,” one page, 8 x 12.5, June 30, 1761. British military warrant for subsistence pay. In part: “I do hereby direct and require that out of the Treasure in your hands for the use of the Forces under my Command you do advance without deduction unto Lieutenant George King of His Majesty’s Ninetieth Regiment of Foot Commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Commandant Hugh Morgan, the Sum of Six Hundred and Thirty four Pounds Five Shillings Ster. Value upon account of the Subsistence of this said Regiment.” In very good condition, with small separations along intersecting folds, partial separation to hinge, and some light rippling and toning. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

342. Iwo Jima: Charles Lindberg. Thirteen items consisting of various size signed photos, a commemorative cover, a business card and printed lyrics, each signed in felt tip or pencil by Lindberg. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100)

343. Iwo Jima. Glossy 11 x 14 photo

of the Iwo Jima flag raising, signed in blue felt tip by three Medal of Honor recipients from that battle: Jack Lucas, Hershel Williams, and George Wahlen. In very fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

344. Albert Sidney Johnston. American military officer (1803–

1862) who fought with distinction in the Mexican-American War. Upon hearing of the secession of Texas in 1861, he resigned his Army commission and became Confederate commander of Western Department, making him the second-highest-ranking general in the CSA. On April 6, 1862, as he led the fierce Confederate charge at Shiloh, he took a bullet to the knee; though the wound did not appear serious, the bullet had struck a major artery, and Johnston bled to death, becoming the highest-ranking casualty of the war. Uncommon ink signature, “A. S. Johnston,” on an off-white 3.75 x .75 clipped slip. Slip is affixed to the top of a brief undated 4.75 x 8 ALS from Johnston’s wife, which reads, “I send as you requested my husband’s autograph.” Irregular edges, a few stray ink marks, and slight toning to top right corner tip from adhesive on reverse, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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345. Husband E. Kimmel. Ameri-

can naval admiral (1882–1968) who commanded the Pacific Fleet at the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Relieved of his command after the attack, Kimmel retired shortly thereafter and spent much effort defending his actions. FDC with a cachet honoring Wildlife Conservation, signed in blue ink. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

349. Ivan Kozhedub. World War II fighter ace (1920-1991) credited with 62 individual air victories. Color 29 x 22.75 print of Kozhedub’s Lavochkin La-7, numbered #346/950, signed in pencil. Also signed in pencil by the artist, Jerry Crandall. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

346. Robert Howe. Major general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. ALS signed “R Howe,” one page, 7.5 x 9, no date. Brief letter to an unidentified recipient. In full: “I forward the inclosed letter by the desire of our friend. If you wish to send an answer I go up to his quarters on or about twelve today.” Intersecting folds, a partial separation to the central horizontal fold, scattered edge wear and creases, a bit of mild toning, and a small pencil notation to top left, otherwise very good condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

347. James Longstreet. Confederate general (1821–1904) who distinguished himself at

Bull Run, Fredericksburg, and Chickamauga. ALS, one page, lightly-lined both sides, 5.5 x 9, Piedmont Hotel letterhead, June 1, 1880. Letter to Senator, and future Supreme Court Justice, L. Q. C. Lamar. In full: “The papers report opposition to my confirmation in your Honroable Senate. I desire to say that any charges that may be brought against me, save that I am an honorable Republican are false and I can so prove them and those who make them know them to be false. Otherwise they would long ago have made them before a civil tribunal. You are reported, by the papers, as favorable to the confirmation. It is therefore due you that I should make this assurance.” Small separations along fragile horizontal folds, uniform toning, scattered creases and wrinkles, and pencil notations to back, otherwise very good condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“A regular Monkey & Son time, Mobs-riots-streets filled with excited people yelling death to Blanco! Muerta” 348. Fitzhugh Lee. American soldier and politician (1835–1905), nephew of Robert E. Lee,

who was a Confederate cavalry general during the Civil War and a general during the SpanishAmerican War. In the interval between the two wars, Lee served as Governor of Virginia and Consul General at Havana. ALS, in pencil, five pages, 8 x 10, January 14, 1898. Letter written as American Consul at Havana, describing the civil war then raging in Cuba only weeks prior to the explosion that destroyed the U.S.S. Maine. In part: “We have had a high old time here since Wednesday morning last. A regular Monkey & Son time, Mobs-riots-streets filled with excited people yelling death to Blanco! Muerta (death) to Autonomeinal viva Weyler &c &c. The attack was started by Spanish officers some 50 in number who broke into and destroyed a newspaper office. The Reconcentration is a newspaper in favor of autonomy. A large crowd followed them & they then came up to the La Discussion paper which had its office just to the left of Ivy lnglaterra as you look at the square. lt was formerly an insurgent paper or leaned that way & Weyler suppressed it and its editor fled out of the country & returned going to the Insurgents-his name was Coronado or some such name…By this time the officers has quite a crowd behind them-the foremost men rushed into the building over some of its police etc and tore up everything…and the crowd yelling and shouting muerta Blanco… the streets are crowded with the regular soldiers-Infantry and Cavalry there is a strong undercurrent of feeling and excitement vs Blanco and Autonomy. Nothing so far against the U.S. I feel very sorry for ole Blanco because he has been sent here to do an impossible thing - his own troop regulars will not support him in it and the volunteers the local defense fellows are very bitter…These fellows in all this are the extreme Spaniards…They all prefer U.S… Annexation to Autonomy. Whatever may be the outcome of all this, it demonstrates the failure of autonomy…all classes may ask for U.S. intervention. It is only thing left now and it has become whether to question. We are on the eve of something interesting.” Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Partial separations and tears along fragile folds, uniform toning to all pages, scattered creases and edge chips, and a trimmed bottom edge to last page, otherwise very good condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Lee writes an affectionate letter to his “beautiful daughters,” inviting them to a review of General Hill’s corps 350. Robert E. Lee. War-dated ALS signed “R. E. Lee,” one page, lightly-lined, 8 x 9.25, September 10, 1863. Letter written from “Camp,” to Margaret and Carrie, referred to by Lee as “My beautiful daughters.” In full: “I have not seen you all day. I hope this has not made you as sad as it has me. I would have gone to you this afternoon, but heard you went to ride on horseback with some of the young men. Tomorrow I shall be engaged all the m’ing. There will be a review of Hill’s corps at 3 P. M., should weather permit. If you wish to be present, I will send the wagon & can then see you on the ground at intervals at least. Let me know your wishes. I have kept a basket of grapes for you all day. I send a letter for Carrie, which came tonight. It looks as if it came from the Signal officer. Rob [son Robert E. Lee, Jr.] does not like its appearance, and is taking refuge in sleep, in hopes to smother his sorrow. Good night. May good angels guard you & bright visions cheer you.” Beautifully archivally double matted and framed with a portrait of Lee, to an overall size of 22 x 16.5. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, all writing and signature moderately faded and light, but still legible, a bit of mild toning, and a rough left edge. Lee writes to Margaret and Caroline Stuart, daughters of Julia Calvert Stuart and relatives of his wife, Mary Randolph Custis. Julia was close friends with Mrs. Lee and was one of the bridesmaids at the Lee’s wedding in 1831. Here, the general invites the women to the review of Lieutenant General A. P. Hill’s Third Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia. He also alludes to the young women’s suitors with his mention of the “ride on horseback with some of the young men.” The sisters replied to him promptly, and he responded with a letter written the following day, lightheartedly chiding them for keeping “up too late last night” with their “numerous beaux, the ‘Stonewall band.’” In September of 1863, Lee was faced with discouraging Confederate prospects after the defeat at Gettysburg in July. He had offered his resignation to President Davis the month before this letter, but Davis refused his request. An intimate letter providing insight into Lee’s family life. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

The legendary general presents an oversized portrait to California’s governor

352. Douglas MacArthur.

Vintage 7.5 x 9.5 head-andshoulders photo, signed in fountain pen, “Douglas MacArthur.” Photo is affixed to an identical size board. Trimmed edges and a few light surface dings and creases, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

351. Douglas MacArthur.

Vintage matte-finish 10.75 x 13.75 full-length Weldon Burnham portrait of MacArthur waving as he exits a building, signed and inscribed in fountain pen to former California governor Goodwin Knight, “To Governor and Mrs. Knight, In cordial remembrance of Jan. 26, 1955, Douglas MacArthur.” Photo is affixed to a slightly larger brown board. In very good condition, with signature and inscription moderately faded and light, but still mostly legible, trimmed edges, and some light discoloration from adhesive on reverse. Accompanied by two ALSs from MacArthur’s wife Jean. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

353. Douglas MacArthur.

Three different Philippine postage stamps honoring MacArthur affixed to a 3.75 x 2.5 off-white card, signed across the stamps in fountain pen by MacArthur. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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Writing in 1861 of the “terrible national calamity impending over us,” Lee reflects “Yet how happy are the dead, & how much distress have they been spared” 354. Robert E. Lee.

Incredible war-dated ALS signed “R. E. Lee,” three lightly-lined pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.25 x 8, May 11, 1861. Letter to his cousin Jane B. Peter. In full: “I am very much obliged to you for your kind letter of the 4th. Your remembrances well wishes & prayers are very grateful to me & I assure I stand in need of all. I have thought of you & Cousin Washington very often & the terrible national calamity impending over us, was not sufficient, heavy as I feel it to be, to turn my thoughts from you in your time of sorrow. I joined in your grief dear Cousin Jane, sympathized in your affliction. Yet how happy are the dead, & how much distress have they been spared! May God enable you to bear yours. As regards your young friend…it will give me great pleasure to advance his wishes & I desired him to see Dr. Gibson, Surgeon Gen; of the Virga troops & get his aid. I felt bound in cander [sic] to tell him the difficulties in his way. That there are a great many in the state in his situation, applying for positions which they have been unable to obtain, & that I could not feel sanguine of his success. Still I would hope. I have not seen him since but have not forgotten him, & have had his name entered on the list of applicants. I presume you have heard of the embarassing [sic] situation of O. It is a high handed measure, which I suppose they rely upon the exigencies of war to justify, & which I fear will be appealed to on both sides for approval of many enormities before this war shall end. You have no cause of congratulation Cousin Jane, I am long to say for the position I at present occupy. If I had the ability I have not the means to accomplish what is desired. You will see then that I need all of your kind consideration. I am much obliged for your invitation to May. On the 9th she was still at A. The girls had gone to the interior. With much love to Cousin W & your children.” Accompanied by the original mailing envelope addressed in Lee’s hand to “Mrs. Peter, Washington Peter Esqr., Linwood, Ellicotts Mills P. A., Maryland.” In fine condition, with a couple small separations along intersecting horizontal and vertical folds and hinge. Lee wrote this letter to his cousin in May 1861, only weeks after resigning his commission in the Union army and taking command of the Virginia state militia. As this correspondence indicates, the decision to side with his state continued to agonize him. Privately, he had denounced secession as “revolution,” and desired a peaceful resolution between the North and South. “I can anticipate no greater calamity for the country than a dissolution of the Union,” he had written to his son. But by the spring of 1861, the “terrible national calamity” was imminent and he chose to stand by his native Virginia. His decision had almost immediate consequences, beginning with the loss of his home. The “embarassing situation of O” likely refers to his wife’s cousin, Orton W. Williams, who alerted her that Union forces would soon occupy the Lee estate in Arlington. Concerned with the safety of his family, Lee urged his wife and daughters to leave the mansion overlooking the Potomac. “The girls had gone to to the interior” while his wife managed the removal of family heirlooms to safety. Soon after, in what Lee terms a “high-handed measure,” the Union Army occupied the Lee estate, the mansion becoming the headquarters of the Union Army of Northeastern Virginia. Lee never set foot on the property again. Lee letters of this significance rarely come to market, and his candid discussion of the impending conflict and the loss of his family estate make this an exceptionally desirable example. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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355. Walker Mahurin. The first USAAF double ace in Europe and the first recipient of the Silver Star in the famous 56th Fighter Group. Original acrylic painting by Ray Waddey, canvas stretched over a wooden frame, 24 x 18, depicting Mahurin banking away from a fighter he just shot down, signed in black felt tip, “Walker A. Mahurin,” and also signed by Waddey. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

358. Nelson A. Miles.

American soldier (1839– 1925) who earned a niche in military history as the only man to serve as an officer in the Civil War, Indian Wars, and Spanish-American War. Though the nearly eighty-year-old Miles volunteered to serve during World War I, his offer was declined by Woodrow Wilson. Ink signature, “Nelson A. Miles, Lieutenant General, U. S. Army,” on an off-white 3.75 x 2 card. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

356. Anthony McAuliffe.

FDC with a cachet honoring the United Nations World Refugee Year, signed in blue ballpoint, “A. McAuliffe, General, U.S. Army.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100)

Rare war-dated correspondence from the defiant American commander 357. Anthony McAuliffe.

United States Army general (1898–1975) who commanded the force defending Bastogne, Belgium, during the Battle of the Bulge in World War II. He was famous for his brief reply to a German surrender ultimatum: ‘Nuts!’ At the 60th anniversary of the battle, a veteran claimed that McAuliffe never uttered that exact word, but reporters found his actual phrasing too strong and toned it down for their dispatches home. Wardated TLS signed “A. C. McAuliffe,” one page, 7.25 x 10.5, 103rd Infantry Division letterhead, February 14, 1945. In a letter to J. F. Seiberling of Seiberling Rubber Company, In part: “I would like to offer you my congratulations on turning out a record number of truck tires during December. It is encouraging to us here to know that you back home appreciate how tough the Nazis are. I suspect there will be much hard fighting before it is over here. We certainly have cause to be optimistic right now in view of the sensational progress of the Russians in the East and the steady progress of the Americans and British in the West. We all hope and pray with you for a quick victory.” Light creasing and toning, and faint shadows at each corner from previous mounting, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

359. Billy Mitchell. American World War I ace (1879–1936).

His zealous ambition, overreaching bravado, and vocal criticism of the War and Navy departments following the war led to a court-martial, a guilty verdict, and prior to a suspension, his resignation from the military in 1926. TLS signed “Wm. Mitchell,” one page, 6 x 7, Boxwood letterhead, November 18, 1934. Brief letter to a collector. In full: “Herewith is my autograph, which you requested.” In fine condition, with a bit of light mirroring of signature and a couple light creases. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

360. Mountbatten of Burma. FDC with

a cachet honoring the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, signed in fountain pen “Mountbatten of Burma, A. F.” In fine condition, with light toning and central vertical fold. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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Unable to find the French, Nelson writes from Sicily regarding vessels in his fleet 361. Horatio Nelson. Highly esteemed British admiral (1758–1805)

best known for his participation in the Napoleonic Wars, during which, in the Battle of Trafalgar, he lost his life. Upper half of an LS, one page both sides, 8 x 6.25, July 22, 1798. Letter, written on board the HMS Vanguard, to the master of the HMS Orion Minotaur. In part: “John Payton…of His Majesty’s Ship Defence having by the letter of yesterday’s date acquainted me that the Purser of His Majesty’s…of and if found as represented you will order the same into the charge & Custody of the Boatswain of the said Ship reporting to me from under your hand.” Letter continues on the reverse, “of and if found as represented you will Order the same into the charge & Custody of the Boatswain of the said Ship, reporting to me from under your hand your proceeding therein. Given on board His Majesty’s Ship Vanguard Syracuse 22d July 1798. To the Masters of His Majesty’s Ships Orion Minotaur.” In good condition, with ink spot over portion of first name of signature, intersecting folds, two passing through single letters of signature, with partial tape repair to separation along central horizontal fold, scattered toning and soiling, a few other ink spots, as well as a small burn mark to top edge. When Nelson wrote this letter, his fleet had just reached Syracuse on the island of Sicily. “I have not been able to find the French Fleet, to my great mortification,” he wrote at the time to his wife. Nelson’s fleet had narrowly missed the French in June in Alexandria, and heading north, reached the coast of Anatolia before continuing to Sicily in July. In this letter, Nelson mentions the HMS Vanguard and HMS Orion Minotaur, both Royal Navy 74-gun ships of the line. The day after this correspondence, Nelson left Syracuse, and on August 1, 1798, he finally found the French fleet off Alexandria, beginning the Battle of the Nile. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

Desirable surrender portrait inscribed to a Rhode Island senator 362. Chester Nimitz. Vintage 14 x 11 paperstock photo of

Nimitz signing the Japanese surrender aboard the USS Missouri, signed and inscribed in the lower border in fountain pen “To Senator J. Howard McGrath—with best wishes and great appreciation, C.W. Nimitz, Fleet Admiral, USN.” Image portion bears a printed signature of Nimitz as well. Portion of signature and inscription a few shades light, but still legible, and mild rippling and toning to edges, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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363. Hiroo Onoda. WWII Impe-

rial Japanese Army intelligence officer who, under the specific orders to never surrender, spent a staggering thirty years holding out in the Philippines until receiving definitive word that the war was over. Signed book: No Surrender: My Thirty Year War. First edition. Tokyo: Kodansha International, 1974. Hardcover with dustjacket, 6 x 8.5, 219 pages. Signed on the title page in black ink in English and Japanese. In fine condition, with some light wear to dustjacket. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

364. Pearl Harbor.

Five glossy photos, two 4 x 6 and three 6 x 4, each signed in ink or felt tip by a different Pearl Harbor survivor. Signers are: Duane Reyelts, Donald Gordon, Sterling Cale, Vincent Muirhead, and John DeFields. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

“The new preacher here is always preying that we be delivered from the evils of idleness. If he ever lived a day in barracks I guess he would have less fear of our going to hell by that road” 365. George S. Patton. ALS signed “Geo S. Patton, Jr,” four pages

on two adjoining sheets, 5.25 x 7, January 28. Letter to his Aunt Nomie. In part (with Patton’s grammar and spelling retained): “I am feeling fine and am nearly in training I go over to the gym every afternoon at five and exercise hard for half an hour then go down stairs and wrestle for fifteen minutes. Wrestling is the best exercise I ever tried it uses every muscle in your body to the utmost and particularly strengthens ones neck besides it keeps your nose out of the way of elbows and don’t dislocate your shoulders you can’t get hurt much. Just now I have a… black eye from it but it is due to my carelessness…The new preacher here is always preying that we be delivered from the evils of idleness. If he ever lived a day in barracks I guess he would have less fear of our going to hell by that road. I guess that my chances of getting first corp are gone that man Greble is as military as I am and has a lot more pull still I will get one any way I hope.” In fine condition, with pencil notation to top of first page, and some scattered light toning and foxing. An early Patton letter detailing army life showing his dogged determination to climb the ranks. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

366. John J. Pershing. Vin-

tage matte-finish 7.5 x 13 photo, signed and inscribed in fountain pen “To the Honorable Chas. P. Caldwell, with cordial regards, John J. Pershing.” Photo bears a raised Signal Corps seal to lower left. Trimmed edges, light to moderate contrast to signature and inscription, and a couple of minor creases to background, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RRAuction COA.… (MB $200)

367. Philippe Petain. French general who was honored as a national hero for his defense of Verdun during World War I, but who was convicted after World War II of dealings with the enemy while head of the collaborationist Vichy regime. One of Petain’s personal calling cards, 4 x 2.25, signed on the front in black ink, “Ph. Petain 13-1-31.” In very good condition, with light overall toning with a heavier block of toning to center from tape remnant on reverse and a few bends. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) Military

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Pickett posts an 1856 order to headquarters while grappling with restive Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest 368. George E. Pickett. Virginia-born military officer (1825–1875)

who fought with distinction during the Mexican-American War, resigning his commission to join the Confederate forces shortly after the beginning of the Civil War. Rising to the rank of Confederate brigadier general within a year, a division led by Pickett arrived on the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg. In an attack that would come to be immortalized as ‘Pickett’s Charge,’ more than half of the Confederate forces were wiped out. ALS signed “G. E. Pickett, Capt. 9th Infy, Comg Co. D,” one page, lightly-lined, 7.75 x 9.75, July 4, 1856. Brief letter to Colonel H. K. Craig, Chief of Ordnance of the U. S. Army. In full: “I have the honor to enclose the return of Ordnance & ordnance stores pertaining to Compy ‘D’ 9th Infy. For the 2nd Quarter 1856.” Nicely double matted and framed with a seated portrait of Pickett and a biographical plaque to an overall size of 25.25 x 25. In fine condition, with intersecting folds, and some scattered light toning and soiling. Pickett began serving with the 9th U.S. Infantry in Texas and in 1855 was promoted to captain in the regiment. The year of this letter, he was dispatched the Pacific Northwest to quell tensions between white settlers and Native Americans. He would command the construction of Fort Bellingham on Bellingham Bay in Washington Territory, where he would learn the Chinook language and become sensitive to the predicament of the local Indians. In Washington, Pickett married Morning Mist, a Native American woman of the Haida tribe, who would give birth to his son, James Tilton Pickett. A fine example. Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

369.

Pilots. Two color satin-finish 10 x 8 photos: one of Hank Potter, Rex T. Barber, and Charles W. Lindberg posing together at a reunion, signed in the lower border in black ballpoint and felt tip by all three; and one of Charles Lindberg and Urban L. Drew, signed in black felt tip by Lindberg and in blue felt tip by Drew. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

371. Eddie Rickenbacker. TLS, one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, February 9, 1971. Letter to an admirer. In part: “Your…copy of my book ‘Seven Came Through’ was awaiting me on my return to the city after an absence of approximately three weeks, and I was happy to autograph this book for you.” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

370. Colin Powell.

Three one-page TLSs, two on Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff letterhead, dated 1992, 1993, and 1994. General Powell responds to greetings from a well-wisher, with one letter reading in part: “I am indeed flattered that you think me worthy of political office. Since retiring, however, I have been devoting all my energies to working on my autobiography and honoring speaking obligations around the country.” In overall fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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372. Norman Schwarzkopf.

Glossy 8 x 10 photo of Schwarzkopf posing outdoors in civilian clothes, signed in black felt tip. In very fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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“Arriving at a figure that will justify the mental anguish of such a gross injustice that I think was done to me could be quite considerable” 373. Robert F. Scott. TLS signed “General Bob,” two pages, 8.5 x 11, personal letterhead, October 10, 1974. Letter to the president of the American Freedom Train Foundation seeking restitution for broken promises. In part: “This is a great country. This dedicated patriot spent three days…at your request, with his memorabilia for your use and to be the first of two speakers at the first planning conference at what you call the American Freedom Train. Nine months later your Preamble Express sped through this patriot’s city, blowing its whistle, evidently indicating to this patriot to move out of the way…Arriving at a figure that will justify the mental anguish of such a gross injustice that I think was done to me could be quite considerable…Therefore, to answer your request, I consider the monetary consideration to be $22,000. This sum is for the two items referred to herein, namely, the excellent coverage I gave your project and the mental anguish of the gross injustice.” In fine condition, with rusty staple hole to top left of pages, several ink notations to second page (one indicating Scott’s request), and a few wrinkles. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 374. William T. Sherman. Ink signature, “Yrs truly, W. T. Sherman,” on an off-white 5 x 1.5 slip, clipped from the closing of a letter, with typed notations along bottom edge. In very good condition, with central vertical fold through second initial, scattered toning and soiling, show-through from writing and mounting remnants on reverse, and a horizontal fold directly above signature. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Impoverished and scandalized, Grant still has his great general’s support 375. William T. Sherman. ALS signed “W. T. Sherman,” four pages, lightly-lined on two adjoining sheets, 5 x 8, 92 Garrison Avenue letterhead, January 14, 1885. Letter to Alfred discussing U. S. Grant’s financial troubles. In part: “I have purposely abstained from writing you about the Grant affair because at Philadelphia I discovered that there was some mystery about the case not revealed to me in New York. I have a letter from Mr. Drexel of Philadelphia in which he says Mr. Child had seen General Grant who was compelled to keep silent for a time when all would be revealed satisfactory to his friends etc…Genl Dodge…said his information came from Genl Grant’s house, and that he himself saw the Sheriff’s office at the house…Now Mr. Depew told me that Mr. Vanderbilt was anxious to get rid of the whole thing and offered to sell his judgement for $100,000 thereby throwing off $50,000 of principal and about $10,000 of interest. My first conclusion was to get parties to raise this 100 th[ousand], buy off Vanderbilt, hold till Spring, sell the real property…But Mr. Drexel was willing to do anything, everything for Genl. Grant, but nothing for Vanderbilt. As soon as l saw there was a hitch l declared myself out, and that Genl Grant mentally & physically was able to manage his own business, that l would not take another step unless Genl. Grant requested it in writing. I have since seen the correspondence between Vanderbilt & the Grants. Vanderbilt’s offer of the whole was an afterthought, but Grant wants to wipe out the whole debt and stand free. He can never hold property with the liabilities of Grant & Ward hanging over him. I am sorry to have given you trouble. ” In fine condition, with two vertical folds to left side and an ink notation at the top of the first page, presumably by the recipient. In 1881, already on shaky financial grounds, Grant placed almost all of his financial assets into Grant & Ward, an investment banking partnership established by his son with Ferdinand Ward. In 1884, Ward swindled Grant, bankrupted the company, and fled. Depleted of funds and living off his retirement pay from the Army while also fighting throat cancer, Grant struggled to pay back a personal loan from William H. Vanderbilt. In this letter by his Civil War champion General Sherman, we see his lifelong friend attempt to help him out of his tough spot: “My first conclusion was to get parties to raise this 100 th[ousand], buy off Vanderbilt, hold till Spring, sell the real property… Mr. Drexel was willing to do anything, everything for Genl. Grant, but nothing for Vanderbilt.” A poignant letter showing that the friendship forged on the battlefield twenty years earlier remained strong until the end.Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Advocating for his father-in-law’s promotion in the 2nd U.S. Dragoons, Stuart argues “the operations of the army are such as to urge upon Congress an increase particularly of the mounted force of our army” 379. J. E. B. Stuart. Fabled Confederate general (1833–1864) best known for his consummate skill in reconnaissance and as a cavalry officer. After leading successful offensive actions during the Northern Virginia Campaign—as well as a ‘late,’ disastrous showing at Gettysburg, which led to a personal rebuke by Lee—Stuart was killed during the Overland Campaign at the age of 31. ALS signed “J. E. B. Stuart, 1st Lt., 1st Cav,” one page both sides, 7.5 x 10, December 4, 1857. Letter to Virginia Senator R. M. T. Hunter, marked “Private” at the top. In full: “I trust you will excuse the liberty I have taken in addressing you this letter without myself the honor of acquaintance with you. The matter to which I wish to draw your attention is in itself when considered in all its bearings a sufficient apology. You are one of the two exponents most honored by my beloved State, Virginia, and back to whom you have unquestionably reflected so much honor. What better advocate then for the cause of justice! My father-in-law Lieut. Col. Cooke 2nd Dragoons is now en route to Utah, and if not already arrived there, is no doubt struggling through the Canons of the Rocky Mountain passes, whilst the operations of the army are such as to urge upon Congress an increase particularly of the mounted force of our army. In such an event his just claims for preferment might possibly be set aside as they were in ‘55 by one on the spot, and now as then he be left to plod his way through the very slow stages of regular promotion, unless some friend be able and willing to urge his claims to a successful issue. From a knowledge of your public character during the whole of your Sensational career, not to omit the esteem in which you were held by my father the late Archibald Stuart of Patrick, I have felt secure in writing to you as such a friend, without Cal Cooke’s knowledge or consent - to ask you to secure for him a Colonelcy in one of the new mounted Regts. I do not scruple to say that the record shows him eminently qualified for a higher position. Still I fancy that unless the army is increased beyond all expectations that any position beyond the grade of COL. has been already promised. I will not descant upon Cal C.’s merits. His history is identified with our frontier history for the last 20 years. In the Sec’y War’s reports concerning Indian warfare in New Mexico in the Spring of ‘54. the Souix Campaign ‘55, and the most important and delicate trust of Kansas matters in ‘56 (Aug., Sept., Oct., Nov.) as shown in Colonel Davis’ last report abundantly show more than I could say. Besides if I am not mistaken you are personally acquainted with him. His brother was the late Jno. R. Cooke of Richmond. Any assistance you may feel authorized to give him will meet, I feel sure, with the hearty cooperation of the whole VA delegation, and gain for you the still greater esteem and heartfelt gratitude of the Col. and his friends, who like myself are anxious for his advancement. I have read with great satisfaction your letter to Mr. Leake. It expresses sentiments which should be entertained by every southerner. ‘Jim Lane’ is ranting, but Kansas takes no notice of him.” Letter is beautifully double cloth matted and framed, so both sides may be viewed, with a printed map of various trail routes and an image of a wagon train, to an overall size of 21 x 18.5. That frame is in turn affixed by hinges to its left edge to a larger mat and frame, which bears a small plaque, an oval portrait of Stuart, and a transcription of the letter, to an overall size of 28.5 x 34. Intersecting folds, two small tack holes to top edge, a couple of trivial edge tears, some scattered light toning, and a couple of brushes to text, otherwise fine condition. When he wrote this letter, Stuart was living at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas with his wife and infant daughter. He was a recent veteran of clashes with Native Americans and the violence of Bleeding Kansas. Here, he writes to Virginia Senator Robert M. T. Hunter on behalf of his father in law, Philip St. George Cooke, an Army cavalry officer. At the time, Cooke, who was acquainted with Brigham Young, was taking part in the Utah expedition of 1857-58. Stuart’s letter advocating for his promotion may have worked, as Cooke was made a colonel following the expedition, taking command of the 2nd U.S. Dragoons. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Stuart would not have such kind words for his father in law, who sided with the Union. “He will regret it but once,” Stuart said of Cooke’s decision, “and that will be continually.” Embarrassed by his son in law’s audacious raid encircling the Union army, Cooke left active field service after the Peninsular Campaign. A fantastic letter written in the prelude to the Civil War—an event that would tear his family apart. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

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380. Paul Tibbets and Curtis LeMay.

Limited edition flown commemorative cover, 7.5 x 4.5, with a color cachet honoring the introduction of the Boeing B-29, signed in blue ballpoint by Paul Tibbets; and an FDC with a cachet honoring “from Jennies to Jets,” signed in black felt tip by Curtis LeMay and Paul Tibbets. In fine condition, with a uniform shade of toning to FDC. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

381. Lew Wallace. Union general (1827–1905) who became better known as the author of the best-selling religio-historical novel Ben-Hur. Ink signature, “With all good wishes, your friend, Lew Wallace, Crawfordsville, Ind., June 10th, 1902,” on an off-white 5.75 x 8.25 album page. In fine condition, with scattered soiling, small edge tear, and a pencil notation to top right. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

383. William Westmoreland. Glossy 8 x 10 photo of Westmoreland in his dress uniform, signed in black felt tip, “W. C. Westmoreland.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

384. World War II: Brothers of Chivalry. Limited edition 17 x 11

print entitled Brothers of Chivalry, numbered #8/400, signed in pencil, “Charles L. Brown” and “Franz Stigler.” Also signed in pencil by the artist, Kelli Spiller. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Wayne writes regarding the marriage of another Revolutionary War hero, Henry ‘Light-Horse Harry’ Lee 382. Anthony Wayne. Revolutionary War general (1745–1796) whose daring tactics earned him the nickname “Mad Anthony.” After demonstrating his exceptional military abilities at Ticonderoga, Stony Point, and West Point, Wayne served in the Pennsylvania legislature and as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention. Following a year in the U.S. Congress, Wayne, at Washington’s request, emerged from ‘retirement’ to lead an expedition in the Northwest Indian War. ALS signed “Anty Wayne,” one page both sides, 6.25 x 6.25, June 14, 1782. Retained draft of a letter to Major John Rudolph. In part: “I have had the pleasure of Capt. McQueen’s company & am much obliged to you for your friendly letters! I am pleased to hear that Col. Lee is made happy in Miss now Mrs Lee, he will but ill brook the idea of constrain in the field of Venus. Though I am inclined to believe that he will concede…the Rubicon & will not be bound by any Contract…until he returns again…You have a worthy officer at the head of it there.” Signed at the conclusion by Wayne, with his signature over an address panel addressed to him. Intersecting folds, two passing through single letters of signature, repaired paper loss to second integral page, a couple small pencil marks, and scattered toning and wrinkling, otherwise very good condition. In June 1782, Wayne was in Georgia fighting Native Americans allied with the British. He had been ordered south following the surrender of Cornwallis, and after several engagements with the British, would take Savannah in July. In this letter, he discusses the April 1782 marriage of Colonel Henry ‘Light-Horse Harry’ Lee to Matilda Ludwell Lee, whose beauty gained her the name the ‘Divine Matilda.’ Wayne praises the union, but questions Light-Horse Harry’s ability to remain faithful, wryly remarking, “he will but ill brook the idea of constrain in the field of Venus.” Lee had resigned his commission several months earlier after Yorktown, citing fatigue and displeasure with the manner he was treated by other officers, and later became the governor of Virginia and the father of Confederate general, Robert E. Lee. Wayne also mentions Captain John McQueen, who was special envoy from General Washington to the Marquis de Lafayette. A desirable letter tying together two heroes of the Revolution, written with the end of the war in sight. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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“I am always glad to hear from former members of the Rough Riders” 385. Leonard Wood. Medal of Honor– winning military officer and physician (1860–1927) who served as Army Chief of Staff and later as Governor General of the Philippines. TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, March 24, 1920. Letter, marked “Personal,” to John C. Barnard. In part: “I suggest that you get in touch with Senator Moses in Washington who is in charge of the situation in the South. I am always glad to hear from former members of the Rough Riders.” Wood also adds a handwritten sentiment at the closing. In fine condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, and a uniform shade of toning. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 386. World War II: Great Raid POW Rescue. Five glossy photos,

three 4 x 6 and two 6 x 4, including one color, each signed in felt tip or ballpoint by the participant pictured. Signers are: John Richardson, William Adair, Melvin Shearer, Samuel Ring, and William Proudfit. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

387. World War II: Guadalcanal.

Five glossy photos, four 4 x 6 and one 6 x 4, including three color, each signed in felt tip by a different participant. Signers are: Richard Greer, Edward Abemathy, Cary Langhorne Washburn, Howard Roberts, and Gilbert Bowers. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

388. World War II: Okinawa. Five glossy photos, four 4 x 6 and one 6 x 4, each signed in felt tip by a participant in the battle. Signers are: James Anderson, John Dillon, Donald Dencker, Marvin Margoshes, and Charles Womack. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100) 389. World War II: Tibbets and Lindberg. Two identical 10

x 8 photos of the Japanese signing the surrender aboard the USS Missouri, one glossy and one satin-finish, one signed in black felt tip by Tibbets and Lindberg, the other signed in blue felt tip by Lindberg. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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390. World War II: Up Periscope. Color

17.25 x 25.25 poster for the symposium entitled Up Periscope, signed in pencil by four World War II sub skippers, including three Medal of Honor recipients: C. W. Nimitz, Jr., Eugene Fluckey, George L. Street III, and Richard H. O’Kane. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

391. World War II: Wake Island. Five glossy and satin-finish

photos, one 4 x 6 and four 6 x 4, each signed in felt tip or ballpoint by a different participant. Signers are: Dave Kliewer, Ernest Rogers, Lloyd Nelson, Guy Kelnhoffer, and John Dale. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

392. World War II: Yamamoto Mission. Color limited edition

35 x 23.5 print entitled ‘Bogey’s! Eleven O’Clock High,’ numbered #1236/1250, signed in pencil by eight P-38 pilots who flew on the Yamamoto mission: John W. Mitchell, Rex Barber, Doug Canning, Del Goerke, Lou Kittel, Julius Jacobson, Roger Ames, and Larry Graebener. Also signed in pencil by the artist, Robert Taylor. Rolled and in fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

393. Sgt. Alvin C. York. American World War I hero

(1887–1964) who won the Medal of Honor for leading a successful charge on a German machine-gun nest that resulted in 32 German deaths and the capture of 132 prisoners. Alvin C. York Agricultural Institute business check, 6.5 x 2.75, filled out and signed by York, payable to Town Talk Clothes for $33.25, November 3, 1929. In fine condition, with cancellation holes to body. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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space & aviation 394. Buzz Aldrin. Color 20 x 16

NASA print of Aldrin working on the lunar surface, signed and inscribed in the lower border in black felt tip, “To Robert Barrett, with best wishes, Buzz Aldrin.” Rolled and in fine condition, with light toning to borders from previous display and tape along reverse edges. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

395. Buzz Aldrin. Color 11 x 14 NASA photo of a Saturn V rocket near the Vehicle Assembly Building, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

399. Apollo 9. Excep-

tional color satin-finish 10 x 10 photo from of the Apollo 9 capsule in orbit, signed in silver ink, “Rendezvous in Earth Orbit, 7th of March 1969, Dave Scott, Apollo 9 CMP,” “Rusty Schweickart,” and “Jim McDivitt, Apollo 9 CDR.” In fine condition, with a strip of adhesive remnant on the reverse. Accompanied by a photo of Schweickart taken at time of signing. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

400. Apollo 13. Three different commemorative covers, with cachets honoring the launch, emergency, and successful landing of Apollo 13, signed in ink or felt tip by Jack Swigert, James Lovell, and Fred Haise respectively. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

396. Buzz Aldrin. Program from the 16th

International Space Development Conference, held in 1997 in Orlando, Florida, 8.5 x 11, 16 pages, signed on the front cover in black ink by Buzz Aldrin, science fiction writer Ben Bova, and Frederick Ordway. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

397. Buzz Aldrin.

Signed book: Encounter with Tiber. Limited edition of 1500 copies (this copy No. 603). Nashville: FlatSigned Press, 2005. Leather-bound hardcover, 6.25 x 9.5, 563 pages. Signed in ballpoint on the limitation page. Accompanied by a photo taken at time of private signing. In very fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

398. Apollo 13: Haise and Kranz.

Two identical color satinfinish 10 x 8 photos of Kranz seated at Mission Control talking to Haise, who is on the video screen, signed in gold ink by Gene Kranz and in silver ink by Fred Haise, who adds, “Apollo 13 LMP.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

401. Apollo 14. Mailing envelope, 6.5 x 3.75, bearing a first man on the moon stamp and a Houston, Texas, cancellation, signed in black ballpoint by Alan Shepard, Ed Mitchell, and Stu Roosa. Envelope also has a stamped address and notation to lower right. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

402. Apollo 17. Apollo 17 splashdown cover with a cachet honoring the splashdown and recovery of the Apollo 17 crew, signed in black ink by Ron Evans and Gene Cernan, and in black felt tip by Harrison Schmitt. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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Neil, Buzz, and Mike recognize ‘Flight’ following their history-making journey 403. Apollo 11. Color glossy 9.25 x 7 photo of the Apollo 11 prime crew posing together in their spacesuits against a lunar background, affixed to a 12 x 10.5 mount, signed and inscribed in black felt tip on the mount, “To Cliff Charlesworth–With our sincere appreciation for your friendship and your professional performance as our ‘flight’ Neil Armstrong,” and “Michael Collins,” and “Buzz Aldrin,” with Armstrong adding “Apollo 11,” next to Aldrin’s signature. Light surface impression to upper left background of image, mild uniform fading to photo, as well as signatures and inscriptions, but all still completely legible, and a bit of mild toning to mount, otherwise fine condition. Photo was originally acquired from the Lousma Family collection. The Apollo 11 crew had good reason to thank Charlesworth for his friendship and “professional performance” as he served as a NASA flight director for the first moon landing. In his capacity as flight director for the Manned Spacecraft Center at Houston from 1962 to 1970, he was ultimately responsible for all decisions pertaining to mankind’s most important spaceflight. He also served as director for Gemini 11, Gemini 12, and Apollo 8. Charlesworth died in 1991. Sincere admiration from Apollo 11 to one of the forgotten heroes who made their mission a success. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

404. Apollo 11. Three color 8 x 10 NASA photos of the individual Apollo 11 astronauts: one signed and inscribed in blue felt tip, “To Charlotte—Good luck! Neil Armstrong”; one signed in black ink by Michael Collins; and one signed and inscribed in black felt tip “To Ronny Thomson, with best wishes, Buzz Aldrin.” In fine condition, with lightly trimmed edges to Armstrong’s photo, and three binder dings to right edge of Collins’s photo. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

“With appreciation…in making possible the International youth science visit to the launch of Apollo 17” 405. Apollo 17. Signed book: Eyewitness to Space. NY: Harry N. Abrams. Hardcover with dustjacket, 16.75 x 12.5, 227 pages. Inscribed on the second free end page in an unknown hand, “To Ned Gerrity: With appreciation for your encouragement and support in making possible the International youth science visit to the launch of Apollo 17,” and signed underneath in black felt tip by Gene Cernan, Ron Evans, and Harrison Schmitt. In fine condition, with some mild toning to fore edges, a gift presentation on first free end page, and some light toning and creasing to dustjacket. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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406. Apollo 17. Color 10 x 8 NASA ‘red-numbered’ photo of the Apollo

17 crew posing with their lunar rover in front of the launch pad, signed and inscribed in black felt tip “To the Norman Family, Best regards, Ron Evans, Apollo 17, 7/1/88,” “Harrison Schmitt,” and “Gene Cernan.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

408. Neil Armstrong. Color 8 x

10 NASA photo of Armstrong posing in his white space suit, his helmet by his side, signed and inscribed in black felt tip “To Richard Gold—Best wishes, Neil Armstrong.” In fine condition, with a couple light creases to lower left corner tip. Accompanied by a carbon of the 1972 letter sent to Armstrong requesting the autograph. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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407. Neil Armstrong. Uninscribed color 8 x 10 NASA photo of Armstrong posing in his white space suit, his helmet by his side, signed in blue felt tip. Double matted and framed to an overall size of 12 x 14. In fine condition, with signature lightly faded, but still completely legible. Uninscribed photos of Armstrong represent one of the most coveted prizes in the entire field of space collecting. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

x 4.75 cardstock photo of Armstrong posing in his space suit against a lunar background, signed in blue ballpoint. In fine condition, with a few scattered light surface impressions. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

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Holiday greetings from the first man on the moon with five signed Christmas cards 410. Neil Armstrong. Collection of correspondence from Armstrong and his wife, in the form of Christmas cards, all to the same recipient, as well as assorted unsigned items relating to Apollo 11. Included are five Christmas cards signed by Neil Armstrong, which are signed as follows: (1990) “Neil Armstrong”; (1996) “Carol & Neil Armstrong,” adding “Hope you have a great ‘97,” on the adjacent side; (1999) “Carol & Neil Armstrong”; (2002) “Carol & Neil Armstrong,” adding “We hope to pop in on you one of these days!”; and (2003) “Carol & Neil Armstrong.” Each of the cards are accompanied by their original mailing envelopes, each addressed in Armstrong’s hand. Also included are two Christmas cards signed by Armstrong’s wife, one from 1973; two Christmas cards bearing embossed signatures from the 1980s; a printed invitation to a reception honoring the Apollo 11 astronauts on July 15, 1969; an invitation to the Apollo 11 launch; several booklets and programs regarding Apollo 11; an invitation and two reserved passes to Neil Armstrong’s 1969 homecoming; and an unsigned candid color satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of the launch of Apollo 11. In fine overall condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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412 . Neil Armstrong.

Ballpoint signature, “Neil Armstrong,” on an offwhite 5 x 8 sheet of General Time Limited stationery, dated in another hand October 10, 1974. In fine condition, with a central horizontal fold and some light edge toning. Sheet also bears a signature and sentiment from Sir Patrick Moore, well away from Armstrong’s signature which could be easily matted out. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

memorative cover with a return address of Air Force Kokee Station in Hawaii, and a stamped cachet honoring the Gemini 3 mission, signed on the reverse in blue ballpoint by Neil Armstrong. Also signed by NASA Doctor A. D. Catterson, as well as six other members of the tracking station, signing in ballpoint and felt tip. In fine condition, with a few light creases and a bit of trivial soiling. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Early 90s in-person signed recording of the Apollo 11 mission 413. Neil Armstrong. We Came In Peace For All Mankind album signed inperson on the front cover in black felt tip by Armstrong. In fine condition, with a punch hole to top right corner, mild album impressions to front cover, and some slight surface wear. The record is not included. Signature was acquired at a Make-A-Wish charity golf event circa 1992. A very uncommon format with great lunar association. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Scarce full sheet of First Man on the Moon stamps 414. Neil Armstrong. A complete set of 32 ‘First Man on the Moon’ tencent United States postage stamps, 9 x 10, signed across the stamps in red felt tip by Armstrong. Light overall contrast to signature, and some mild toning to edges, otherwise fine condition. A scarce offering with superb association, as Armstrong has routinely refused to sign any philatelic material for years, coupled with an exceptionally large signature! Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

415. Neil Armstrong. Postal cover bearing a July 24, 1969, USS Hornet cancellation, and an Apollo 8 postage stamp, signed in black ballpoint by Armstrong. Cover also bears several typed notations and a German address. In fine condition, with a few creases and several areas of light, erased pencil remnants. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

416. Astronaut Hall of Fame. Color 16 x 20 poster of the 2006 inductees into the Astronaut Hall of Fame, signed in silver ink by Charles Bolden, Henry Hartsfield, and Brewster Shaw. Rolled and in fine condition, with some scattered creases and edge dings. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

417. Alan Bean. Color limited edition 23.5 x 32 lithograph entitled ‘Too Beautiful To Have Happened By Accident,’ numbered #585/600, depicting Bean holding the flag on the lunar surface, with the earth in the background, signed in pencil. Triple matted to an overall size of 30 x 38. In fine condition, with some scattered light surface marks and a few light moldy spots to left side and mat. Oversized. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

418. Astronauts. Composite 1/200 scale model of a Saturn V rocket, 20.5˝ in height, presented on a wooden base, and signed on the sides in black felt tip by 11. Signers include: Edgar Mitchell, Jerry Carr, Andrew Allen, Al Worden, Richard Gordon, Walt Cunningham, Scott Carpenter, Mike Mullane, Joe Kerwin, Laura Shepard (daughter of Alan Shepard), and one other. In fine condition, with some light yellowing to panels. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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419. Astronauts. Color glossy 13.5 x 10.75 composite photo of the space shuttle and an astronaut, affixed to a 20 x 16 mount, signed on the mount in black felt tip by 45 astronauts including Norm Thagard, Dave Walker, Mark Lee, Rick Heib, Jim Wetherbee, Robert Gibson, Brewster Shaw, Pinky Nelson, Ellen Baker, Bob Springer, Carl Meade, Bonnie Dunbar, Tom Akers, and Loren Shriver. Top of mount bears an inscription of an affixed printed name with “With best wishes from the Astronauts!,” written underneath in an unknown hand. In fine condition, with tape remnants to lower left corner and a bit of light soiling to top of mat. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 420. Alan Bean. Color limited edition 27.5 x 17.5 print entitled ‘Helping Hands,’ numbered #695/850, signed in pencil by Bean. Double matted to an overall size of 34 x 24. Moderate signature contrast against dark background, and surface dings and impressions mainly along right edge, otherwise fine condition. Oversized. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100) 421. Gene Cernan. Color 14 x 11 NASA photo of the Apollo 10 command module orbiting the moon, signed in black felt tip, “Gene Cernan, Apollo X.” In fine condition, with a mild crease to right edge. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100) 422. Kalpana Chawla. Payload specialist aboard the ill-fated Columbia. Color 8 x 10 NASA photo, signed and inscribed in gold ink “To Rosemarie Ulbig, Best wishes, Kalpana Chawla.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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424. William E. Boeing. American businessman (1881–1956) who

founded the multibillion-dollar aircraft manufacturing company that still bears his name. Rare partly-printed DS, signed “W. E. Boeing,” one page, 14.25 x 8.25, December 26, 1925. Certificate, number seven, for 10 shares of stock in the Miller Logging Company issued to O. W. Tripper, signed at the conclusion by Boeing as the company’s president. Two vertical folds, one through a single letter of signature, red cancellation endorsement to front, some light toning, and marginal binding holes to left edge, otherwise fine condition. There are no Boeing signatures on Boeing stocks that have ever been discovered. There were a total of 12 certificates that had his signature, and only 6 where the signature was sharp and uncancelled like this one is—most are already well distributed into collections. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

425. Thomas E. Braniff.

American financier (1883– 1954) who founded Braniff Airways and who was killed in the crash of a private plane. TLS signed “Tom,” one page, 7 x 10, personal letterhead, September 10, 1931. Braniff writes to Rutherford Towner. In part: “I have before me your letter of July 2nd addressed to Phil calling attention to the fulfillment of your prediction that oil would reach five cents a barrel. Your prophecy in the matter was so accurate that I am contemplating the preparation of a questionnaire dealing with the future prices of various commodities, including stocks which I own in insurance companies and other corporations, as well as those I would like to buy if I felt sure I had the correct dope as to their future progress…. Under separate cover I am sending to you a slight remembrance of our trip to Europe. It is a purse which I purchased and had initialed for you at one of the Florentine Shops, and it is not so large but what even during these depressed times you will doubtless be able to keep it well stocked.” Light mailing fold through signature, and a few staple holes and subtle hint of toning to top margin, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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426. Michael Collins. Color satin-

finish 8 x 10 photo of Collins in his space suit posing against a lunar background, signed in blue felt tip. In very fine condition. Pre-certified…(MB $100)

427. Michael Collins. Color 8 x

10 NASA photo of Collins posing in his space suit against a lunar background, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition, with biographical information affixed to reverse. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

431. D onald W. Douglas. Aircraft in-

dustrialist (1892-1981) who founded the Douglas Aircraft Company in 1921. Building on the success of the twin engine DC-3, Douglas Aircraft dominated domestic commercial air traffic until Boeing introduced the jetliner in 1958. Vintage fountain pen signature, “D. W. Douglas,” on a light pink 6 x 4.25 album page. In fine condition, with a light horizontal fold at the bottom. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

428. Michael Collins. Color satin-

finish 8 x 10 photo of Collins training during his Gemini mission, signed in black ink. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

432. Amelia Earhart. Signed book: 20 hrs. 40 min: Our Flight in the 429. Charles Conrad. Business

check, 6 x 2.75, filled out and signed by Conrad, payable to Charles Conrad, Jr. for $5000.00, January 8, 1979. Removably presented on a color 8.5 x 11 informational sheet. In fine condition, with mild vertical bank stamps lightly passing through signature. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

430. Charles Conrad. Glossy 10 x 8 photo of Conrad performing an experiment on the lunar surface, signed in black felt tip, “An Island of Refuge in an Ocean of Storms. Charles Conrad, Apollo XII.” In very fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Friendship. Later printing. NY: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1928. Hardcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 314 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page, “For Mary Bayles, with best wishes, Amelia Earhart.” In good condition, with several library stamps to pages and fore-edges, detached half-title page, owner’s bookplate affixed to front pastedown, blocks of toning over signature and inscription, as well as scattered soiling to signed page, loose and partially detached spine, loose rear hinge, wear to spine, and some staining to boards. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

433. Adolf Fischer.

Flight mechanic who flew on the maiden voyage of the Hindenburg. Limited edition flown commemorative cover, 7.5 x 4.5, #1134/1466, with a cachet honoring the 70th anniversary of the formation of Deutsche Luftschiffahrts, signed in blue ballpoint by Fischer. In fine condition, with a small museum label affixed to lower right. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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Earhart poses with members of her record-setting trans-Pacific flight team 434. Amelia Earhart. Vintage 8 x 10 photo of Earhart posing in front of her

plane along with Hollywood stunt pilot and flight instructor Paul Mantz and Lockheed test pilot Marshall Headle, signed in black ink, “Amelia Earhart,” “Paul Mantz,” and “Marshall Headle.” Double matted and framed to an overall size of 16 x 18. Some scattered light surface marks and creases, and some light irregular adhesion to signatures, otherwise fine condition. In 1935, about the time this image was captured, Mantz was serving as technical advisor for Earhart’s transpacific flight—the one in which she became the first person to complete a transoceanic flight from Hawaii to California. On her team was Headle, a veteran flyer who had piloted some 300 Lockheed airplanes on their maiden voyages. Yet there is one other vital “person” in the image who must not be overlooked—’Old Bessie,’ Earhart’s beloved Lockheed Vega aircraft that helped her fly into the history books. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

435. Gemini 11. Commemo-

438. John Glenn. TNS, one page, 5.25 x 8, United States Senate letterhead, no date. Short memo to his secretary. In full: “Please add the Senator from Indiana, Mr. Bayh and the Senator from New York, Mr. Javits as cosponsors to S 571, a bill to increase HUD’s Civil Rights Enforcement powers.” In fine condition, with opening paragraph struck out, apparently by Glenn, and a small staple hole and pencil notation to top. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

rative cover with a cachet honoring the Gemini 11 flight, signed in blue ballpoint by Charles Conrad and in black ballpoint by Dick Gordon. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

436. John Glenn and Guenter Wendt. Satin-

finish 10 x 8 photo of Wendt clowning around with Glenn before his flight, signed in black felt tip by both John Glenn and Guenter Wendt, adding “Padleader,” under his signature. In very fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

437. John Glenn. A CAM 2 air

mail envelope, 9 x 4, bearing a purple horseshoe stamped cachet announcing, “Lindbergh Again Flies the Air Mail,” signed on the front in blue felt tip by Glenn. In fine condition, with uniform toning, a bit heavier at the edges, and a few light creases. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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439. Bob Hoover.

Colorful composite scale model of Hoover’s P-51 Mustand ‘Ole Yeller,’ signed on the wing in green felt tip. In fine condition. Accompanied by a color 8.5 x 5.5 cardstock photo of Hoover in ‘Yeller,’ signed in black felt tip, a display stand, and a photo taken at the time of signing the model. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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“I really do not consider myself a speaker…It took me months to prepare and a considerable time to recover from!” 440. Anne Lindbergh. TLS

signed “Anne M. Lindbergh,” one page, 8.5 x 11, May 25, 1970. Letter to the Chairwoman of Smith College declining a speaking invitation. In part: “I do wish very much that I could reply affirmatively to your invitation to speak at your lecture series…I really do not consider myself a speaker. Writing comes more naturally to me…Last winter I made a rare exception and spoke—or read a speech—at Smith College on the subject of the environment. It took me months to prepare and a considerable time to recover from!” In fine condition, with a few light creases and wrinkles. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Lindbergh’s mother anxiously awaits her cherished son’s return from flight 441. Evangeline Lindbergh. Mother of Charles Lindbergh. Highly uncommon, vintage matte-finish 8.5 x 11 photo of Lindbergh’s mother clutching her pearl necklace and wearing an aviation pin in support of her son, signed in fountain pen, “Sincerely, Evangeline L. Lindbergh.” In fine condition, with three punch holes to left edge and some light contrast to signature.

This is one of the most historical pictures ever taken of Charles’ mother, on June 11, 1927. His mother is proudly awaiting his return on the USS Memphis, the boat upon which he landed at the New York harbor. There are very few photos that exist of Charles mother, let alone one directly related to an important Lindbergh aviation event. To have a signed photograph of this very important moment—her cherished son’s return—makes it one of the most important historical photos related to the Lindbergh family. This comes from the personal collection of Barry Friedman, one of the leading Charles Lindbergh historians. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Superlative oversized portrait signed just three weeks after his historic voyage 442. Charles Lindbergh. Exceptional oversized vintage matte-finish 10.5 x 12.75 Underwood and Underwood photo of Lindbergh posing with the Spirit of St. Louis, signed and inscribed in the lower border in fountain pen “To Mr. Fred Buchholz, Charles A. Lindbergh, June 12, 1927.” Matted and framed to an overall size of 16 x 18.5. In fine condition. A superb example of Lindbergh posing with his historic aircraft, signed very soon after his iconic flight. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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447. Robert McCall. Seven original

443. Gene Kranz. Five laserprint

photos, 8.5 x 11 and 11 x 8.5, including one color, each signed in blue felt tip or ink by Kranz. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

signed ink and/or pastel sketches: one of an astronaut posing on an alien planet with an American flag on an off-white 9 x 12 sheet of cardstock; and six on individual FDCs, each featuring different commemorative cachets, depicting space ships, astronauts, and shuttles. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

444. James Lovell.

Signed book: Lost Moon. Later printing. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1994. Hardcover with dustjacket, 6.25 x 9.25, 378 pages. Signed on the title page in black ink. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

445. James Lovell. Color 8 x 10 NASA photo of Lovell posing in his space suit with a globe of the moon, signed inperson in black felt tip. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

America’s first astronauts pose with the rocket that would carry them into history 446. Mercury 7. Exceptional vintage mattefinish 10 x 8 photo of the Mercury 7 astronauts with a model of a rocket, signed in various inks “Alan B. Shepard, Jr.,” “Walter M. Schirra, Jr.,” “John H. Glenn, Jr.,” “Virgil I. Grissom,” “M. Scott Carpenter,” “Donald K. Slayton,” and “Leroy S. Cooper, Jr.” In fine condition. A very presentable uninscribed example with the astronauts’ desirable ‘formal’ signatures. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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448. Christa McAuliffe. Col-

or 8 x 10 NASA photo of McAuliffe holding a space shuttle model, signed and inscribed in black ink “To Forrest— May you realize your dreams! S. Christa McAul i ff e . ” I n f i n e condition. Precertified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

449. Mercury Astronauts. FDC with a cachet honoring a decade of

space achievement, signed in ballpoint and felt tip by Gordon Cooper, John Glenn, Deke Slayton, Scott Carpenter, and Wally Schirra. Cover also bears an autopen signature of Alan Shepard. In fine condition, with a light vertical bend. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

451. NASA Flight Controllers. Two color

satin-finish photos, an 8 x 10 of the lift-off of Apollo 11 and an 8 x 10 of a lunar footprint, each signed in black felt tip by Gene Kranz, Chris Kraft, Glynn Lunney, and Gerry Griffin. In very fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

“It does not, of course, refer to the Transpolar voyage of the ‘Norge,’ but to Amundsen’s previous attempt to reach the North Pole 452. Umberto Nobile. Italian aero-

nautical engineer and pioneer in Arctic aviation who flew over the North Pole with Amundsen and Ellsworth in 1926, completing the flight from Europe to North America. TLS signed “U. Nobile,” one page, 8.5 x 11, Istituto Di Aeronautica letterhead, November 15, 1960. In part: “To the best of my knowledge, no special stamp was issued, either in Italy or Norway, to mark the ‘Norge’ flight…It does not, of course, refer to the Transpolar voyage of the ‘Norge,’ but to Amundsen’s previous attempt to reach the North Pole with two Italian-built flying boats. When one of these was damaged, both had to make a forced landing…their safe return was greeted with great rejoicing in Norway, and it was no doubt on account of this that the stamps were issued.” In fine condition, with central horizontal and vertical folds and a few extra creases. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

History’s first fighter ace 453. Adolphe Pegoud. French aviator (1889–1915) who earned a place in aviation history as the first fighter ace. Though he was widely believed to have made the first loop in flight, on September 21, 1913, this feat was accomplished 12 days earlier by Pyotr Nesterov, a Russian army pilot. Pégoud was killed at the age of 26 when his plane was shot down by one of his students while intercepting a German reconnaissance aircraft during World War I. Vintage 5.5 x 3.5 postcard photo captioned “Aérodrome Blériot, Départ de Pégoud pour le Loopin, signed in pencil, and signed again on the reverse in pencil. A bit of scattered light soiling to image and reverse, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a second postcard photo bearing a stamped signature. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

454. Paul Poberezny. Aviator and aircraft designer and member of the Aviation Hall of Fame famous for his work in establishing the Experimental Aircraft Association. Composite scale model of Poberezny’s North American P-51-D Mustang, the ‘Paul I,’ signed on the wing in black felt tip, “Paul Poberezny, EAA-I.” In fine condition. Accompanied by two unsigned color photos of Poberezny with the real ‘Paul I,’ and a display stand. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

455. Stuart Roosa. Commemo-

rative Sieger postage stamp, 4.5 x 2.5, honoring the Apollo 14 mission, signed across the stamp in black ink by Roosa. In fine condition, with some light contrast to signature. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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456. Wally Schirra. Color

460. Space Explorers and Svetlana Savitskaya. Color

satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of Schirra posing in his Mercury spacesuit, signed in blue felt tip, adding his Mercury flight symbol under his signature. In very fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

“I do not have time, money or secretary” 457. Alan Shepard. ALS, one

page, lightly-lined, 7.75 x 10, no date. Brief letter to an admirer. In full: “Appreciate your interest but I do not have time, money or secretary.” An Apollo 14 emblem sticker and a bicentennial sticker are affixed to upper portion of the page. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

458. Skylab 1. A 9 x 9 swatch of beta cloth bearing a printed 3.5inch diameter Skylab I mission insignia, signed in black ink by Paul Weitz, Joe Kerwin, and Charles Conrad. In fine condition. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Paul Weitz stating the cloth comes from his personal collection. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

459. Deke Slayton.

Personal check, 6 x 2.75, filled out and signed by Slayton, “Donald K. Slayton,” payable to Marjory Slayton for $1744.23, December 12, 1984. In fine condition, with bank stamp to body and a small pencil notation to top edge. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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limited edition 22 x 34 print for the 10th Planetary Congress of the Association of Space Explorers in Moscow in 1994, #98/127, signed in silver ink by 67 of the participating astronauts from 17 nations. Signers include: Svetlana Savitskaya (the first woman to walk in space; a scarce signature as she does not sign), Buzz Aldrin, Scott Carpenter, Mohammed Faris, Owen Garriott, Valeri Kubasov, Alexei Leonov, Jack Lousma, Stuart Roosa, Thomas Stafford, Valentina Tereshkova, and Gherman Titov. Accompanied by a Certificate of Witness signed by Karol Bobko, who attests to the authenticity (as he personally witnessed the signings). Rolled and in fine condition, with some scattered light edge dings and creases. A complete list of signers is available online at rrauction. com. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

461. John Paul Stapp. Air Force office and flight surgeon (1910–1999) known as ‘the fastest man alive,’ he was a pioneer in studying the effects of acceleration and deceleration and is an inductee into the Aviation Hall of Fame. Two softcover books For Your Moments of Inertia, each signed on the opening page under his portrait, “John Paul Stapp, Up with the right to laugh! Down with mirth control!” In fine condition, with some scattered light cover wear. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

462. STS-7. Color satin-finish 11

x 14 photo of the shuttle in orbit, its robot arm positioned in the shape of the number seven (specifically for this photo op), signed in black felt tip by Sally Ride, Bob Crippen, John Fabian, Rick Hauck, and Norm Thagard. In fine condition. Accompanied by an original color 40.5 x 14.5 double sided STS-7 orbital chart. This photo was given to the flight control team upon completion of the meeting. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

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Italy honors the Apollo 13 command module pilot 463. Jack Swigert.

NASA astronaut (1931– 1982) who, as a lastminute replacement for Ken Mattingly (who had been exposed to German measles) was one of three crew members on the near-disastrous Apollo 13 mission. After leaving NASA, he embarked on a political career, running unsuccessfully for a Senate seat in 1978. He finally won a seat in the House of Representatives in 1982 but died before taking the oath of office. Block of four Italian Apollo 13 Sieger commemorative stamps, 5.25 x 4.25, signed across the stamps in black ballpoint by Swigert. In fine condition, with light contrast to signature. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

464. Clyde W. Tombaugh.

American astronomer (1906– 1997) best known for discovering Pluto in 1930. Ballpoint signature, “Clyde W. Tombaugh, Discovered 9th planet, Pluto, on 18 Feb 1930,” on a light blue 5 x 3 card. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

465. Chuck Yeager and Bud Anderson.

Original acrylic painting by Ray Waddey, canvas stretched over a wooden frame, 24 x 20, depicting the Glamorous Glen II and the Old Crow flying in formation, signed in the lower portion in black felt tip by Bud Anderson and Chuck Yeager, and also signed by Waddey. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

466. Chuck Yeager. Glossy

10 x 8 photo of Yeager talking to Jimmy Stewart and another dignitary, signed in black felt tip. In very fine condition. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100)

467. Roscoe Turner. Ameri-

can aviator (1895–1970) who set the east-to-west transcontinental speed record in 1930. Vintage sepia matte-finish 10 x 8 photo of Turner posing with his plane, signed and inscribed in green fountain pen “To George Albert Ingham, with best wishes from Roscoe Turner, Cal. Gaas Staff of California 11-2931.” Some scattered light toning and soiling, mainly to the corners from mounting remnants on reverse, and a bit of light silvering, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Wright declines comment on the accomplishments of the second flyer to solo the Atlantic 468. Orville Wright. TLS,

one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, March 24, 1928. Letter to Gordon Dorrance, president of Dorrance and Company. In full: “I have your letter of March 20th asking for a few words on Chamberlin’s ‘Record Flights.’ I would not want to make any comment without first reading the book, and I am so far behind in my reading now that I would not be able to read it for months to come.” In fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

469. Chuck Yeager.

Felt tip signature, “Chuck Yeager,” on a painted 8.25 x 2 card. Card is affixed to an original Raymond Waddey acrylic painting of Yeager piloting his Glamorous Glen III away from a downed German fighter, canvas stretched over a wooden frame, 36 x 24, and signed in paint by Waddey. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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art & literature 470. Ansel Adams.

Signed book: The Pageant of History in Northern California. San Francisco: American Trust Company, 1954. Spiralbound softcover, 11 x 14. Signed on the first page in black felt tip. In fine condition, with some light rubbing and wear to covers. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

471. Ansel Adams. Signed

book: Yosemite and the Range of Light. Special edition. Boston: New York Graphic Society, 1979. Hardcover with dustjacket, 15.5 x 12.5. Signed in black felt tip on a presentation bookplate affixed to the first free end page. In fine condition, with pencil notations to signed page and some light creases to clipped dustjacket. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

472. Charles Follen Adams.

American poet (1842–1918). ALS signed “Chas Follen Adams,” one page, 8.25 x 10.75, Burton Stock Car Co. letterhead, April 26, 1892. Letter to Claribel Brooks. In part: “I have no objection to your using the poems you mention, providing you do not abridge them. They are both very short poems and I do not see what abridgement could be made without loss.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds and uniform toning. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

474. Nelson Algren. Writer

(1909–1981) best known for his book, The Man With the Golden Arm. TLS, two pages, 8.5 x 11, October 16. Letter to a woman. In part: “I doubt that I can be of much help to you on recalling the Ill. Writers Project as I operated only upon its periphery. The chief periphery was a bar…called King’s Palace, and Mr. Fredericks used to have the project fink, one Jacob Scher, tail us there. Scher wasn’t a drinking man and had no appetite for dives, but he was a brave informer and would endure the fumes and the crumb-bums in order to catch us drinking on project time. The Fredericks would fire me and I would go the rounds of the welfare stations; to establish need.” At the bottom of the second page, Algren has added a felt tip and colored pencil sketch of a cat. In very good condition, with uniform toning to pages, moderate mirroring of sketch and signature to first page, paper loss to top left corner of first page, paperclip impression to second page, and some light spreading of ink. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

Authors. Ink signatures of 16 authors on individual cards and slips, each affixed to a separate 6.25 x 4 album page. Signers are: Katharine Lee Bates, Henry Van Dyke, Rex Beach, Kathleen Norris, Irvin S. Cobb, Gertrude Atherton, Mary Roberts Rinehart, Ernest T. Seton, Owen Wister, Stewart Edward White, Margaret Deland, Edgar Guest, George Ade, Richard Washburn Child, George Barr McCutheon, and Harold Bell Wright. In very good condition, with scattered light toning and soiling, and collector’s notations to each album page. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Addams and Evil with a fantastic Wednesday sketch 473. Charles Addams. Signed book: Addams and Evil. Later printing. NY: Simon & Schuster, 1947. Hardcover with dustjacket, 8 x 11.25. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page, “To Adrena for Bob Guy, Chas Addams, New York 1958,” with Addams adding a great full-length sketch of Wednesday Addams. In fine condition, with some light toning to signed page, small separation to front joint, mild toning to covers, and light wear to spine. Dustjacket rates very good, with scattered creasing and edge loss, soiling and dampstaining to spine, and clipped inside corners. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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476. Autograph Book.

Hardcover birthday date book, 6 x 7, published in 1977 by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, signed inside in ink and felt tip by 52 celebrities, all signing on their respective birthdate. Signers include: Dr. Seuss, Gloria Swanson, Eudora Welty, Margot Fonteyn, William Styron, Jim Davis, Ray Bradbury, Lauren Bacall, Stan Berenstein, Fran Lebowitz, and Alistair Cooke. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

477. Peggy Bacon. ALS,

three pages of two sheets, 6 x 9, personal letterhead, September 24, 1972. Letter to an admirer. In part: “I’ve been so busy all summer painting more pictures for my next show…that l allowed a mass of communications to go unanswered. Now the paintings have all gone off to the gallery-the show opens Nov. 13 and goes to Dec. 9-and l’m tackling all the unfinished business. l’m glad you found ‘Off With Their Heads’ to your liking. lt and other books of mine have been out of print for years.” In fine condition, with small pencil notation to top of first page. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

478. Peter Benchley. Souvenir

typescript, one page, 8.5 x 11, of the first page of Chapter One of Jaws, beginning “The great fish moved silently through the night water, propelled by short sweeps of its crescent tail…The eyes were sightless in the black.” Signed at the bottom in blue ink, “Peter Benchley.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

480. Ray Bradbury. Four hardcover first editions of Death has Lost Its Charm For Me, each signed on an opening page in black ink by Bradbury. In very fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

481. Robert Browning. English

poet and playwright (1812–1889) who perfected the dramatic monologue in such works as My Last Duchess and Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister. Ink signature, “Robert Browning, April 14, ‘87,” on an off-white slip. Quadruple matted and framed with a portrait of Browning to an overall size of 11.5 x 14.75. In very good condition, with irregular edge, scattered toning, and some light soiling. RRAuction COA.…(MB $150)

482. Charles Bukowski. Signed book:

479. William Peter Blatty. Glossy 9 x 8 Warner Bros. promotional photo from the set of The Exorcist, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition, with lightly trimmed edges and scattered light surface marks and creases. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

The Roominghouse Madrigals. Limited edition of 500 copies (This being No. 54). Santa Rosa: Black Sparrow Press, 1988. Hardcover, 6.5 x 9.25, 255 pages. Signed on the colophon page in black ink by Bukowski adding a quick sketch next to his signature. In fine condition, with some trivial foxing to fore-edges. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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Rare document in the hand of Scotland’s favorite son

483. Robert Burns. Eminent Scottish poet and songwriter (1759–1796) who was a seminal figure of the Romantic movement and whose verses and songs (including ‘Auld Lang Syne’) take a place among the most durable and beloved works in the history of Western literature. Unsigned manuscript fragment in Burns’ hand on an approximately an 8 x 2 slip clipped from a financial document, a penciled notation in another hand indicating a date of November 19, 1788, and the text reading: “sum of thirty six pounds one shilling & sixpence sterlg. being the first half of the sum he owes me for the crop he bought of me in Ellisland farm of this year’s growth in terms of bargain.” The document is signed at the conclusion by the other party in the transaction, David Kelley. In very good condition, with top edge irregularly trimmed (slightly touching a few words), slip mounted to same-sized piece of paper, toning, and a few light stains. Accompanied by a recent color portrait print. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

484. Edgar Rice Burroughs. Personal

check, 8.5 x 3, filled out and signed by Burroughs, “E. R. Burroughs,” payable to E. R. Andrews. DDS for $25.00, February 2, 1939. In fine condition, with a central vertical fold passing through first initial of signature, small stamp next to signature, and cancellation holes to top. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

“Kerouac died of liver cirhossis [sic] brought on like most cases of cirhossis [sic] by alcohol” 485. William S. Burroughs. ANS, one

page, 5 x 3, no date. Brief note to an unidentified recipient. In full: “Kerouac died of liver cirhossis [sic] brought on like most cases of cirhossis [sic] by alcohol.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

486. Truman Capote.

Signed book: Music for Chameleons. First edition, later printing. NY: Random House, 1980. Hardcover with dustjacket, 5.75 x 8.5, 262 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page in black ink, “For Joyce, Love, Truman.” In fine condition, with slight soiling to textblock edges, very slight discoloration to free end papers, and a few minor creases to dustjacket as well as flaps being very slightly yellowed. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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487. Truman Capote. Felt tip signature, “T. Capote,” on an off-white 3 x 5 card with typed collector’s notations along bottom. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

488. Celebrity Authors. Collection

of 34 hardcover books, each signed inside on an opening page in ink or felt tip by the respective celebrity author or actor(s) related to the work discussed, with most adding inscriptions. Signers are: Helen Hayes and Susan Strasberg (Time Remembered); Lauren Bacall (By Myself); Anne Baxter (Intermission); Ralph Bellamy (When the Smoke Hit the Fan); John Ericson and one other (Stalag 17); Charles Bickford (Bulls, Balls, Bicycles, and Actors); Dirk Bogarde (A Gentle Occupation); Lloyd Bridges (Mask and Flippers); Joan Collins (Past Imperfect); Olivia de Havilland (Every Frenchman Has One); Maurice Evans (G. I. Production of Hamlet); Sterling Hayden (Wanderer); Dorothy Lamour (My Side of the Road); Mervyn Leroy (Mervyn Leroy: Take One); Cyd Charisse and Dick Kleiner (The Two of Us); Victor McLaglen (Express to Hollywood); Ethel Merman and George Eells (Merman: An Autobiography); Colleen Moore (Silent Star); Robert Morley (Robert Morley: A Reluctant Autobiography); Joe Pasternak (Easy the Hard Way); Anthony Quinn (The Original Sin); Lynn Riggs (Green Grow the Lilacs); Celeste Holm and Howard Da Silva (Oklahoma!); Harold Russell (Victory in My Hands); Jane Seymour (Guide to Romantic Living); Kate Smith (Upon My Lips a Song); Susan Strasberg (Bittersweet); Gene Tierney (Self-Portrait); Lana Turner (The Lady, the Legend, the Truth); Maurice Evans (Tenderloin); Julie Andrews and one other (The Boy Friend); Robert Preston (The Music Man); Shelley Winters (Shelley: Also Known as Shirley); and Lloyd Nolan (The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial). Accompanied by an unsigned copy of Jack Bailey’s What’s Cookin.’ In very good overall condition, with several books having ownership bookplates affixed. Oversized. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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489. Christo and Jeanne Claude. Six-

teen color photos, ranging in size from 4 x 6 up to 10 x 8, each signed in ink or felt tip by Christo and Jeanne Claude; a 9.5 x 4 commemorative cover bearing a color cachet of Running Fence, signed in black felt tip by Christo and Jeanne Claude; and an unsigned 2.75 x 2.75 swatch of material from The Gates in Central Park. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

490. Arthur C. Clarke. Souve-

nir typescript of the beginning of 2061 Odyssey Three, one page, 8.5 x 11. In part: “Dr. Heywood Floyd stared thoughtfully at the ever-changing panorama of the beautiful planet, only six thousand kilometers away, on which he could never walk again. It was even more ironic that, through the most stupid accident of his life, he was still in excellent health when virtually all his old friends were dead.” Signed at the bottom in black ink by Clarke. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

491. Samuel L. Clemens. Commanding 3.5 x 5.5 German postcard photo, signed in ink, “Very truly yours, Mark Twain, 1905.” In good condition, with light toning, scattered soiling and surface marks, a few trivial spots of surface loss at the edges, heavy silvering to the darker areas of the image, and mounting remnants on the reverse. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

“If you had coupled my name with the story it would have injured me in England, where they believe everything I say” 492. Samuel L. Clemens. ALS signed “S.

L. Clemens,” one page, 5.25 x 7.5, June 23, 1889. From Hartford, Clemens writes to an unidentified gentleman. In full: “It is all right. It was all the better to leave off the quotationmarks, because if you had coupled my name with the story it would have injured me in England, where they believe everything I say.” Beautifully double cloth matted and framed with a portrait of Clemens and a biographical plaque to an overall size of 26 x 25. In fine condition, with two horizontal mailing folds and a trivial vertical tear to one of the folds.

When he wrote this letter, he had visited England twice already, in 1872 and 1873-74. On the latter trip he spent four months living in London and touring the country. During the journey, he found himself the favorite of notables, entertaining everyone from cabinet members to the literary lights of his era. In 1889, Clemens certainly had England on his mind: he published A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court that year. Despite his sarcastic comment, England’s affection for Mark Twain was reciprocated. He once wrote to his wife, ‘I would rather live in England than America—which is treason.’ A wonderful letter capturing Clemens’ inimitable wit. Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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A striking photo, capturing the literary giant in both image and wit 493. Samuel L. Clemens. Crystal clear vintage lightweight matte-finish 5 x 7 photo of Clemens, clad in a light-colored suit, sitting in a

rocking chair on a porch, with a cigar clenched between two of his fingers, signed and inscribed vertically in fountain pen “Dear Miss Bessie: Even if an agent should take your scoldings on a commission I doubt if he would get much of a living out of it. Sincerely yours, Mark Twain, Oct.17/07.” Scattered silvering to darker areas of background and lower portion of image, light creasing to lower left corner tips, and a small tear to top edge and a detached top left corner tip, otherwise fine condition. Inscribed just three years before his death, this striking image captures the quintessential Mark Twain—white suit, cigar in hand, casually rocking on a breezy porch. Compounded by the one-line witticism of an inscription in classic Twain fashion, this is an exceptional depiction of the master both physically and in spirit. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA..…(MB $300)

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494. Samuel L. Clemens. Exceptional ink signature, “Truly yours, S. L. Clemens, Mark Twain,” on an off-white card. Nicely cloth matted and framed with a photo of Clemens writing and a biographical plaque to an overall size of 21 x 15. In fine condition, with a slight hint of trivial soiling. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

495. Jean Cocteau.

German commemorative cover bearing a cachet of one of Cocteau’s works, signed in orange felt tip, “Souvenir amical de Jean Cacteau,” and dated 1961. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

497. James Fenimore Cooper. Bank

check, 5.5 x 2.25, filled out and signed by Cooper, “J. Fenimore Cooper,” payable to B. Cook for $4.31, May 3, 1837. In fine condition, with bank stamp to body, lightly affecting portion of signature and a uniform shade of toning. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

496. James Fenimore Cooper. American writer (1789–

1851) best known for his series of Leatherstocking Tales and the novel The Last of the Mohicans. ALS signed “J. Fenimore Cooper,” one page, 5 x 8, no date. Letter to Mr. Duby. In part: “As I am in a hurry to dress, to join some friends, I take the liberty to answer your note, in my own language. l am truly sensible of the trouble you have given yourself, to restore me to the good graces of the Princess Vilkousky, and as l have been so…already, in respect to the Lady, it will, perhaps, be better…to show some improvement, for the interview. lf tomorrow will be equally agreeable to you, tomorrow shall be the day…lf you are at leisure and disposed to the adventure, I think l can procure you a safe and an easy horse, and one too that is good looking, if apprised of your wishes before nine in the morning.” Second integral page is addressed in Cooper’s hand. In very good condition, with uniform toning, a vertical crease through a single letter of signature, and light edge wear. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

498. George Cruikshank. British caricaturist and illustrator

(1792–1878) best known for his works satirizing contemporary politics and his illustrations for the works of Charles Dickens. Original signed pencil sketches on both sides of an off-white 4.25 x 7 sheet. One side bears six sketches of human figures in action, signed at the bottom in black ink by Cruikshank, with the reverse having two images of figures in rectangular boxes, initialed by Cruikshank. Several lines of text, in pencil, are across the upper portion of one page. In very good condition, with scattered toning and soiling, several handwritten lines of text across a couple of the figures, and a couple of creases. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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499. Salvador Dali. Signed book: Essays of Michel de Montaigne. Limited edition of 1000 copies (This being No. 605). NY: Doubleday, 1974. Hardcover with slipcase, 7 x 9.75. Signed on the limitations page in black ink, “Salvador Dali.” Toning to pastedowns and first and last free end pages and scattered edge wear and surface loss to dustjacket, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $150)

Important sci-fi writer works on his Lovecraft biography 500. L. Sprague de Camp. Science fic-

tion and fantasy author (1907–2000). TLS, one page, 7.5 x 11, ornate dinosaur-themed personal letterhead, May 4, 1971. In part: “I should indeed be glad of copies of your remaining HPL [noted author H. P. Lovecraft] correspondence…I should, however, be especially interested in any additional letters from the last five or six years of HPL’s life.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, and mild edge toning. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. de Camp would go on to write the first major independent biography of Lovecraft. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

501. Tristan Dereme. French

poet and writer (1889–1941). ALS in French, on both sides of a 3.25 x 5.25 photo postcard, March 10, 1937. Lengthy untranslated letter on both sides of a photo postcard of Dereme. In fine condition, with a couple of light bends and a touch of slight silvering to image. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Large collection of manuscripts from Lovecraft’s friend and author 502. August Derleth. Prolific writer (1909–1971), known for his contributions to the Cthulhu Mythos genre of horror, a shared fictional universe based on the writings of H. P. Lovecraft. Collection of 16 typed manuscripts of Derleth’s short fiction works, various lengths, all on 8.5 x 11 sheets, each signed at the conclusion by Derleth. Titles are: The Closing Door (10 pages); The Man on B–17 (8 pages); The Slayers and the Slain (11 pages); The Extra Child (10 pages); Twilight Play (10 pages); A Battle over the Teacups (10 pages); Halloween for Mr. Faulkner (12 pages); Pikeman (10 pages); McCrary’s Wife (37 pages); Walpurgisnacht (11 pages); Moonlight in the Apple Tree (22 pages); House—With Ghost (8 pages); Hector (6 pages); Monie (11 pages); The Quince Bush (7 pages); and Kingeridge 214 (10 pages). In overall fine condition. An impressive collection of signed titles from the writer best known for his horror work, but prolific in several other genres including poetry. RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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503. Jacques Deval.

French playwright and director (1895–1972). His most famous work is the play Tovaritch, later adapted into English as the film Tovarich. ANS in French, signed “J. D.,” on a 3 x 2 personal visiting card, no date. Crisply penned note on the front of one of his personal visiting cards. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

506. Hans Erni. Swiss painter and sculptor. Nine original ink and pencil sketches of of birds, horses, and two human heads, on individual off-white cards and envelopes, ranging in size from 4 x 2.5 up to 6.25 x 4.5, with a least one postage stamp affixed to each sketch. In overall fine condition. Accompanied by a 1967 ALS from Erni’s wife. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

507. Erte. Russianborn French artist and designer (1892–1990) who was one of the leading figures of the Art Deco movement. Program page from a Circle Gallery show, 8.5 x 11, providing a biography of the artist, signed in black felt tip by Erte. Light edge toning and creasing, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

504. Charles Dickens. Ink signature, “Faithfully yours, Charles Dickens, Harrisburgh, Twenty fifth March 1842,” on an off-white 7.5 x 2.5 slip. Slip has been tipped in to the beginning of a hardcover volume of American Notes. In fine condition, with a central vertical fold, another vertical fold near right edge and a bit of light toning. Book rates good to very good. At the time of the signature, Dickens was at the United States Hotel in Philadelphia and had been interviewed by Edgar Allen Poe a few days before. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

505. Arthur Conan Doyle. Ink signature,

“Yours sincerely, Arthur Conan Doyle, Mar 7/14,” on an off-white 4.5 x 3.5 trimmed card. In very good condition, with light block of toning over most of signature, tack holes under signature, and a couple small pieces of tape to left edge. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

508. Erte. Signed book: My Life My Art. Limited edition of 1000 copies (this being No. 615). NY: E. P. Dutton, 1989. Hardcover with clamshell case, 10.5 x 14, 239 pages. Signed on the limitations page in ballpoint, “Erte.” In fine condition, with signature a shade light and some wear to edges of case. RRAuction COA.…(MB $150)

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“I have been badly hurt by the condemnation that has struck me, and which has aroused general disapproval from Paris” 509. Gustave Eiffel. French engineer (1832–1923)

best remembered for designing the tower that bears his name. ALS in French, signed “G. Eiffel,” one page both sides, 5.25 x 4, February 13, 1893. Letter to “my dear Paul.” In full (translated): “Since your letter, I have been badly hurt by the condemnation that has struck me, and which has aroused general disapproval from Paris. I have been sent many expressions of sympathy, which have touched me greatly, but among those the ones sent from my family are the most sensible to me. This judgment that has surprised everyone is in fact an invasion of justice by politics which the most unbearable of tyrannies. I have confidence in the court to reverse this heinous decree, of which, the terms, if you know them, have probably shocked you. I was touched by your expression toward me that this decree will surely change. Receive for you and your close ones.”

A handwritten response, presumably from the recipient, also in French, reads, “Response, Berne, I4 Febr., night. I am enchanted that your important present preoccupations still allowed you to think of me. At least in this moment I will also tell you, my brave [friend], that my opinion on all this had not varied one iota, even after the insertion of the Eve condemnations. From the moment it started, with a big lie and a big deception, it was obvious it will end in ineptitude. Those who organized this, are certainly no amateurs, but when the Press received the copies from them to print, it does not look at them too closely, it is very disciplined, and even when the joke becomes macabre, the Press still tips its hat. When one has seen as have the day of the first of January [18]90, one is at ease with the definitive issues; those who have conferred to you, knew them with whom they had to deal, knowing well to support you for your important day, because they will not let themselves be mystified for too long. Therefore, my dear [friend] you see that the experience makes me see things much more clearly than the vulgar, and that even the court would not demolish all this. I will say once more, like Cato, ‘cause viti mihi placuit.’ Receive my demonstrations of friendship which are stronger than ever.” In fine condition, with a small pencil notation to reverse and response approaching beginning of Eiffel’s text. In 1887, Eiffel was hired as a contractor to design and build the Panama Canal by The French Panama Canal Company. After a year of work, the company suspended payments and put the project into liquidation, leading to a political and financial scandal that destroyed Eiffel’s reputation. He was charged along with the project’s directors with raising money under false pretenses and misappropriation of funds, and found guilty on February 9, 1893, fined 20,000 francs and sentenced to two years in prison. (As predicted in this letter, the court did later “reverse this heinous decree,” acquitting him upon appeal.) Eiffel was shocked and deeply hurt by the scandal, and just one day after writing this letter, he resigned from the Board of Directors of the Compagnie des Establissments Eiffel and demanded that his name be removed from the company. A deeply personal letter from the lowest point in an otherwise remarkable career. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

510. Rudolf Eucken.

German philosopher (1846–1926) and the recipient of the 1908 Nobel Prize for Literature. ALS in German, one page, 5.75 x 7.25, August 30, 1924. Lengthy untranslated letter to an associate. In fine condition, with portions of a few words near end of text a shade light. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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Fireside Poets. Ink signatures of John Greenleaf Whittier, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Oliver Wendell Holmes on individual off-white album pages, 7 x 4, still contained in their original hardcover autograph album. In fine condition, with partial binding separations and scattered wear to album. RRAuction COA.…(MB $150)

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“By the way, how is the beautiful and accomplished manicure Madame…Is the buxom little redheaded wench still in her employ?” 512. Eugene Field.

American writer (1850– 1895) best known for his poems of childhood, including ‘Wynken, Blynken, and Nod’ and ‘Little Boy Blue.’ ALS, one page, 8.5 x 11, Chicago Daily News letterhead, January 31, 1886. Letter to an unidentified recipient. In part: “I have neither seen nor heard of you, and hence the logical conclusion that our friend Crane is a liar…I am to visit Julian Hawthorne at Sag Harbor for about a week… In New York and suburbs, therefore, I shall remain ten days…That will give us-you and me-plenty of time to renew old acquaintances, discuss political problems, regulate governmental matters and get our fingernails pared. By the way, how is the beautiful and accomplished manicure Madame…Is the buxom little redheaded wench still in her employ?…I am going down to Indianapolis next Wednesday to join Bill Nye and James Whitcomb Riley in a joint attack on the public.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, several staple holes, scattered light toning, and recipient’s and manicurist’s name scratched off. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

513. Robert Frost.

Signed book: Come In and Other Poems. Later printing. NY: Henry Holt and Company, 1943. Hardcover with dustjacket, 5.75 x 8.75, 192 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page, “Robert Frost to Dr. Ethel D. Lock, Bread Loaf, Vt, 1950.” In very good condition, with gift inscription opposite title page, mild toning to inside pages, and toning, paper loss, and soiling to the clipped dustjacket. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

514. Robert Frost. Signed

book: A Witness Tree. Later printing. NY: Henry Holt and Company, 1942. Hardcover with dustjacket, 6 x 8.75, 91 pages. Boldly signed and inscribed on the first free end page, “Robert Frost, Ripton, Vermont for Norma Snyder.” In very good condition, with owner’s bookplate to front pastedown, slight foxing to signed page, mild toning to inside pages, a bit of light toning to boards, and toning, creasing, and scattered light paper loss to the clipped dustjacket. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

515. Gunter Grass. Mattefinish 4 x 5.75 photo of Grass smoking a cigarette, signed in blue ink. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

516. Zane Grey.

Bank check, 6 x 2.75, filled out and signed by Grey, payable to Bell & Howell Co. for $2.00, August 1, 1935. In fine condition, with central vertical fold, expected stamps and holes, and light-show-through from a stamp on reverse behind signature. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

517. Keith Haring. Red baseball cap, manufactured by Pop Shop, featuring an embroidered Haring figure on its hands and knees, signed and inscribed along the edge of the brim in black felt tip, “Ian, Stay cool. Love, K. Haring 88.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

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A self-deprecating poke at his folly-riddled profession: “The life of a writer is usually nothing but bêtises” 518. Ernest Hemingway. ALS, one page

both sides, 6.25 x 8, postmarked February 4, 1930. Early letter from Florida to the journalist Robert de Saint Jean in Paris, who planned an article on Hemingway’s books. Saint Jean was a central figure of the Paris intellectual world and the life partner of famous writer Julien Green. He and Hemingway had met in the late 1920’s at the time of the “Moveable Feast.” In full: “It is such a long way from here to the Deux Magots that I am afraid we cannot meet very soon unless you should be coming to America. We will be back in Paris in about a year. About the article. I am sure writing about the books you will make no bêtises—and as the life of a writer is usually nothing but bêtises it is better not to mention it. But I am very sorry to miss seeing you again and I hope we will meet in Paris sometime not too far away.” Central horizontal and vertical fold, one passing through first letter of signature, several pencil notations to edges and a bit of light soiling, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, addressed in Hemingway’s hand. Just after publishing “A Farewell to Arms,” Hemingway writes this message about the ‘long way’ from Florida to the famous Parisian café Les Deux Magots, synthesizing his situation as a writer torn between two worlds. His advice on avoiding mentioning an outline of his life as “the life of a writer is usually nothing but bêtises” (silly mistakes) is also particularly meaningful. A desirable self-mocking handwritten letter penned from Key West in his prime. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

Playboy Story presented to ‘playboy’ Tony Curtis

519. Hugh Hefner. Signed

book: The Playboy Book: Forty Years. First edition, first printing. Los Angeles: General Publishing Group, 1994. Hardcover with dustjacket, 9.5 x 12.25, 368 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page to actor Tony Curtis, “To Tony Curtis, Who shared the dreams, Hugh Hefner.” In fine condition. Originally acquired from the estate of Tony Curtis. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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520. Paul Heyse. German writer and translator (1830–1914) who wrote novels, poetry, and short stories and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1910. ALS in German, signed “Dr. Paul Heyse,” one page, 5.25 x 3.5, May 13, 1876. Untranslated letter to a woman. Heyse has also addressed the reverse. Small tear and postmark to bottom edge, pencil notation along top, and light toning, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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521. Al Hirschfeld. Printed

Hirschfeld image of Elvis on an 8 x 10 card bearing an Elvis postage stamp and first-day cancellation, signed in pencil “Hirschfeld.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100)

523. Julia Ward Howe. AQS on an off-white 5.25 x 2.5 sheet. Ward pens the opening line from ‘The Battle Hymn of the Republic.’ In full: “’Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord.’” Signed underneath, “Julia Ward Howe, Oct. 10th 1890.” Matted and framed with an unsigned vintage portrait, to an overall size of 9.5 x 14.5. Uniform overall toning, a bit heavier to edges, and foxing to portrait otherwise very good condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Howe travels to England to spread her message of pacifism and the empowerment of women 522. Julia Ward Howe. Two items: ALS, three pages on two adjoining

sheets, 4.5 x 7, June 13, 1872. Letter to Miss Mary Carpenter. In full: “I can only send you the written copy of my Prospectus, soiled by the Printer’s hand, who promised me the whole edition early this morning. Now, at 12 n, I have seen nothing of it. I am going to Argyll Lodge by invitation today, and must dress at once. Thence I go to your sister-inlaw, who had kindly sent for me. Lady Augusta Stanley has not written to me. I sent her your letter, with a modest note of my own. I am sorry & ashamed to write to you so hurriedly, after the great kindness & hospitality you have extended to me. But I must not tell you how grateful I am for these, because you will know how you would feel in my place.” Also, an autograph manuscript, signed “Julia Ward Howe,” four vertically-lined pages, 4.5 x 7, the third and fourth pages are on adjoining sheets. Titled “Prospectus,” the manuscript reads, in full: “I have determined, in cooperation with some others, to hold a Congress in London, on the 1st & 2nd days of July next, with the twofold view of considering the momentous subject of Peace, and the proper and possible agency of women in its promotion. In this view, I ask assistance of earnest and thoughtful [she crossed out “men and women”] persons, both in devising the plan of discussion to be followed, and in securing the condition of its execution. Wishing, if possible, to invite in our proposed study the advantages of analysis and of synthesis. I propose under the former head to give consideration to the following points of argument. Antagonism of sex.” [Antagonism] of Parentage. Between Capital and Labor. Between Authority and Intelligence. Between the individual and society. Between different nations. Under the head of synthesis we shall desire to illustrate the great principles of human brotherhood, the religious and moral unity of the race, and the great power and duty of woman in cultivating and maintaining in the [she crossed out “community”] public mind the source of this unity. The assistance sought by this Prospectus would consist mainly in allotting different portions of the work to be done to those best able to undertake them in raising funds to defray the expenses of the London Meeting, and in the formation of Committees of Correspondence, with a view to some permanent organization resulting from this Congress.” In very good condition, with some scattered light toning and soiling to letter; with manuscript having intersecting folds, scattered soiling by the printer (mentioned in Howe’s letter), and some light toning and creasing. The recipient of this letter, Mary Carpenter, was an English educational and social reformer, one of the foremost public speakers of her time. Howe visited England in the spring of 1872, in her words, “hoping by my personal presence to effect the holding of a Woman’s Peace Congress.” She aimed to found a “Woman’s Apostolate of Peace,” but was advised that in order to gain a following for her cause in Britain, she needed an endorsement from a member of the aristocracy. In the letter, she mentions Argyll Lodge, where she unsuccessfully lobbied the Duchess of Argyll to support her cause. Howe was welcomed by some in London, but after the London Peace Society denied her request to speak because of her gender, she rented a hall to do so on her own. A remarkable manuscript by the preeminent champion of pacifism and women’s suffrage in the nineteenth century. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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524. Elbert Hubbard. Amer-

ican writer, printer, and philosopher (1856–1915), closely associated with the Arts and Crafts movement, who perished in the Lusitania disaster. Two items: bank check, 6.25 x 2.75, filled out and signed by Hubbard, “E. G. Hubbard,” payable to 3rd National Bank for $625.00, dated April 1, 1904; and a handwritten manuscript, in pencil, with Hubbard’s signature incorporated into the first line of the text, one page, 5.5 x 8.5, regarding his essay on Concentration. In very good condition, with central vertical fold and cancellation holes over signature on check, and uniform toning and a paperclip impression to manuscript page. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Hugo praises “a young man full of talent and ideas who will prove a worthy collaborator”

526. Victor Hugo. Important French writer, artist, and statesman

(1802–1885) best known for such canonical novels as Les Misérables and Notre-Dame de Paris (aka The Hunchback of Notre Dame). Much of his literary output was devoted to political and social issues, and in the 1840s he became actively involved in the French government as a legislator and staunch activist on behalf of the Republican cause. In 1851 the controversy surrounding his inflammatory writings denouncing Louis-Napoléon forced him into a two-decade exile, during which his productive creative pace barely slackened. Partial ALS in French, one page both sides, 5.75 x 7.25, no date. Final two pages of a longer letter written to a newspaper editor. Translated in full: “You have requested from me, sir, two literary authors. Here is one of them: Mr. Leon Masson that you will be able to employ both in the literary section as well as in the political pages of your newspaper. He is a young man full of talent and ideas who will prove a worthy collaborator as soon as he meets you. I believe you will be delighted with him as he will be with you.”Intersecting folds, several passing through signature, scattered toning and foxing, tape remnant to top edge, some light pooling of ink and stray ink marks, and a rough vertical edge, otherwise very good condition. Based on Hugo’s handwriting, this early letter can be dated to the 1830’s, the start of his literary career. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

525. Victor Hugo. Important French writer, artist, and statesman

(1802–1885) best known for such canonical novels as Les Misérables and Notre-Dame de Paris (aka The Hunchback of Notre Dame). Much of his literary output was devoted to political and social issues, and in the 1840s he became actively involved in the French government as a legislator and staunch activist on behalf of the Republican cause. In 1851 the controversy surrounding his inflammatory writings denouncing Louis-Napoléon forced him into a two-decade exile, during which his productive creative pace barely slackened. ALS in French, one page, lightly-lined graph-like paper, 4.5 x 7.75, April 22, 1879. Letter to an unidentified gentleman. In full (translated): “I only can agree with all my heart your excellent idea. I am sending to you and to your dear artists’ all my wishes of success. Anywhere you will be, I will be with you. Accept for you and your valiant artists all my encouragements. I will say all my applauses.” Quadruple matted and framed with a full-length portrait of Hugo and a small plaque to an overall size of 21.5 x 19.5. Central horizontal and vertical fold, some light toning and soiling to edges, lightly affecting signature, and a diagonal crease to lower right, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Irving sends thanks for “the honor done me by the Knickerbocker Society” 528. Washington Irving. ALS, one page, 7.25 x 9.75, January 15, 1850. Letter to J. Treadwell Esquire. In part: “The presence of various circumstances have prevented an earlier reply to your very obliging letter informing me of the honor done me by the Knickerbocker Society of your college. I beg you to assure the Society that I feel deeply and gratefully sensible of the distinguished marks of esteem and good will with which they have honored me.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds and scattered toning. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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529. Augustus John. British

painter and etcher, known especially for his symbolic landscapes. Original unsigned pencil and charcoal sketch of the upper torso and head of a man on an off-white 6 x 10 sheet, labeled at the top in an unknown hand, “John 1904.” Nicely matted and framed to an overall size of 18 x 22.25. Uniform block of toning over majority of sketch, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $150)

533. Dong Kingman. Chinese-

American artist and one of America’s leading watercolor masters (1911–2000). Color 14 x 21 print for a 1978 exhibit in Seattle, signed in black ink. Rolled and in fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

530. Stephen King.

Signed book: The Best American Short Stories. First edition. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2007. Paperback, 5.5 x 8.25, 428 pages. Signed on the title page in blue felt tip. In fine condition, with a PSA authentication label affixed to the bottom right corner of the title page, and some scattered light surface marks to the cover. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. RRAuction COA.…(MB $150)

531. Stephen King. Glossy 8 x

10 photo of King covered in felines, signed and inscribed in black felt tip “For Bill Beal—All best, Stephen King.” In very fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

534. Peter Kyne. Novelist

(1880–1957) in which many of his works were adapted into screenplays starting in the silent era. TLS signed “Peter,” one page, 7.25 x 10.5, March 20, 1939. Letter to Eddie Mannix at MGM Studios. In part: “I am mailing to the Orsatti Agency today a 4500 word synopsis of a story I have written designed to create a vehicle for Wallace Beery and Mickey Rooney. Victor Orsatti or Frank will hand this story to you personally at my request for never in my life have I sold a story by submitting it through the story editor’s office. It is much easier to try to sell you, then have you go forth and sell me to your colleagues. I wish you would be a good fellow and read this immediately because I am kind of hot on it and excited and enthusiastic, which is something I haven’t been in a good many years.” In fine condition, with staple holes to top left. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

535. D. H. Lawrence. Signed

“I’ve been working on a movie I wrote, Creepshow, and it’s left little time for anything else” 532. Stephen King. TLS, on a 5.5 x 3.5 postcard, November 19, 1981. Letter to an admirer. In part: “Sorry to be so long in responding, but I’ve been working on a movie I wrote, Creepshow, and it’s left little time for anything else. The movie, as well as a new book, Different Seasons, will be out next summer.” In fine condition, with a couple light postal marks to correspondence side. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

book: Rawdon’s Roof. Limited edition of 500 copies (This being No. 11). London: Elkin Mathews and Marrot, 1928. Hardcover, 6 x 8.25, 32 pages. Signed on the limitations page in black ink. In very good condition, with mild toning and rippling to signed page and other inside pages, much heavier to pastedowns and covers from direct moisture contact. The signature remains very bold and crisp and could be matted for an exceptional example if so desired. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Scarce privately published, limited edition of his highly controversial Lady Chatterley’s Lover 536. D. H. Lawrence. Signed book: Lady Chatterley’s Lover. Limited edition of 1000 copies (this being no. 466). Florence: Privately published, 1928. Handsomely rebound leather hardcover, 6.5 x 9, 365 pages. Signed on the limitations page, “D. H. Lawrence.” In very good condition, with aforementioned rebinding, some light toning and staining to signed page and opening pages, pencil notations to first free end page, scattered toning to inside pages, and some mild rippling to opening pages. A rare autograph, and a particularly desirable title. Bypassing the censors, Lawrence had his book privately printed in Italy by the Tipografia Giuntina after British and American publishers, questioning the novel’s subject matter and language, refused to handle it without comprehensive revisions—changes Lawrence rejected. Despite being banned in Britain, and with several illicit consignments seized in police raids, the edition sold out within six months and has continued to fascinate the book-buying public. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

538. Fernand Leger. French

537. Harper Lee. Signed book: To Kill a Mockingbird. First edition

(stated explicitly on the copyright page). Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1960. Hardcover with dustjacket, 5.75 x 8.25, 296 pages. Signed and inscribed later on in black felt tip, “To Jean and Bill, With best wishes, Harper Lee, Christmas 1988” on a similarly-sized page which has been inserted and affixed into the front of the volume. The book is in very good condition, with some light staining and creasing to signed page, light soiling and bookplate remnant to first free end page, scattered soiling and wear to covers and spine, and binding a bit loose. The dustjacket shows scattered moderate creasing, heavier to the front, paper loss along spine and edges, and light toning and soiling; its inside flap shows the original price of $3.95 along with Truman Capote’s blurb of praise, and his photo of Lee graces the jacket’s back panel. A rare opportunity to acquire a scarce first edition of a modern classic. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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artist (1881– 1955) best known for his brightly colored, cubistand machineage–influenced abstractions. La Forme humaine dans l’espace catalog, 7.5 x 9.5, first edition, Montreal: Les Editions de l’Arbre, 1945. Signed and inscribed on the half-title page, in French, and dated August 1945. In very good condition, with creasing and soiling to covers and spine, uniform toning to inside pages, and a bit of scattered light soiling. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

539. David Levine. Artist and illustrator (1926–2009) best known for his caricatures in The New York Review of Books. Original signed and inscribed ink sketch of a caricature of himself as the head of a fountain pen on an off-white 10 x 10 sheet, signed and inscribed “To Bernie Ackerman, from his friend David Levine 96–97.” Matted and framed with a portrait of Levine at his drawing table to an overall size of 17 x 28. In fine condition. Oversized. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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The creator of Narnia receives a Fantasy and Science Fiction anthology 540. C. S. Lewis. Influential Irish author and scholar (1898–1963), a former atheist who became an eloquent convert to Christianity, best known for his works on Christian theology (most notably, the ‘epistolary’ story The Screwtape Letters) and for his muchbeloved, seven-book juvenile fantasy series The Chronicles of Narnia. TLS, one page, 8 x 5, typed The Kilns, Kiln Lane letterhead, April 13, 1960. Letter of thanks for a sent book. In full: “An attractive looking book, The Best of Fantasy and Science Fiction, arrived here this morning from Messrs. Doubleday, and I gather from the docket enclosed with it that it is a present from you. I am most grateful to you for your kindness, and I look forward to beginning on this feat forthwith.” Pencil notation in an unknown hand at bottom reads, “Contributor? Of a filer not a story Mercury Press had us send.” In fine condition, with a central vertical fold, staple hole to top left corner, and a couple light creases. Doubleday began printing their anthologies taken from the best of the Fantasy and Science Fiction magazine in 1954 and released them sporadically over the following years. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

541. Jack London. Bank check, 6.25 x 2.75, filled out and signed by London, payable to Imperial Cash Store for $12.40, stamp-dated January 8, 1910. A central vertical fold, expected stamps to both sides, and cancellation holes touching opening stroke of signature, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

543. Curzio Malaparte. Italian writer, born Kurt Erich Suckert, (1898–1957) whose surname, means ‘evil/wrong side’ and is a play on Napoleon’s family name ‘Bonaparte’ which means, in Italian, ‘good side.’ ALS in French, signed “Malaparte,” one page, 8.25 x 10.5, January 4, 1932. Letter written to journalist Max Dorian, translated in full: “Dear Dorian, Thank you for your good thought and all the very best for New Year. I have received a newspaper called ‘Le Courrier’ with an article signed Max Dorian, on Bauer-Bus’s books, dear ‘congressman.’Have you received ‘Literary Italy’ with my own article on Bauer’s books? I will be at [the publisher] Grasset before noon.” In very good condition, with central horizontal and vertical fold, with a small separation to top edge of vertical fold, clipped top right corner, a couple slight edge tears, and scattered light toning and foxing. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200) 544. Filippo Tommaso Marinetti. Italian poet and editor

542. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. ALS signed “Henry W. Longfellow,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 7, June 11, 1872. Letter to Mr. Montgomery declining an invitation. In part: “I have no gift for that kind of composition required on such occasions as you mention; and consequently am obliged to decline, though often very reluctantly, all similar applications.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds, with a vertical fold through middle initial. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

(1876–1944) who was one of the seminal figures of the futurist movement. Uncommon ALS in French, signed “F. T. Marinetti,” one page, 8.5 x 10.5, undated. Letter to an unnamed “confrère,” translated in full: “Dear colleague, I will write the article you request. When is it needed? I am very busy at the present time. All my sympathy, F. T. Marinetti Futurist movement. Adriane square 30, Rome” In very good condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, scattered creases, a couple of minor edge dings, and several pencil notations. Marinetti seldom wrote “movimento futurista” in his own hand.RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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545. W. Somerset Maugham. Two

signed hardcover books, both trade editions: The Razor’s Edge, signed and inscribed on the first free end page, “For Egon & Rita Merdinger, W. Somerset Maugham, Their father’s old friend, Christmas 1944”; and Ah King, signed and inscribed on the first free end page, “For Maurice Zerner, his old friend the author, W. Somerset Maugham.” In very good condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

546. Peter Max. Unique color 15.5 x 22.5

promotional print for Max’s ‘Drawings’ exhibition at the Jack Gallery in NYC, with thick, colorful strokes of paint applied by Max over the image, signed and inscribed in pencil, “For George & Tango, Max.” In fine condition, with light toning around the edges from previous mounting. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

547. Peter Max. Color 21 x 25 Maxdesigned poster for the 1991 Mill Valley Film Festival, signed at the top in black felt tip. In fine condition, with a few light dings and a mild vertical bend to upper left. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

548. Henry Miller.

ALS signed “Henry” on a 5.5 x 3.25 postal card, January 3, 1949. Letter to a friend. In full, “Do you still have this book - ‘The Dragon of Revelation’ by Frederick Carter? If so, could you lend it to me for a little while? Just got a most beautiful book on ‘Ronault’ pub. by Skira, Paris. You ought to have it in the college library.” Miller has hand addressed the other side of the postcard as well. In fine condition, with a light pencil notation and a bit of toning and soiling. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Declining to sign, Mitchell returns a copy of Eo Vento Levou with an apologetic letter: “Nothing has given me more pleasure than the kind interest of readers of the Portuguese translation of my book” 549. Margaret Mitchell. American author (1900–1949) whose single novel, Gone

With the Wind, became one of the best-sellers of all time and spawned one of the most fabled movies in Hollywood history. She died after being struck by a speeding car at the age of 48. TLS signed “Margaret Mitchell Marsh,” one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, July 8, 1948. In full: “Your copy of ‘Eo Vento Levou’ containing your letter of May 4th has reached me. I am very sorry that I must return the book to you without the autograph you requested. I am both honored and touched by your interest in my novel and by your desire for my autograph in your copy. Nothing has given me more pleasure than the kind interest of readers of the Portuguese translation of my book, and I assure you that I am grateful for your interest. However, my secretary has written you about my policy in this matter and the reasons for it. I hope you will consider my signature at the end of this letter as an ‘autograph.’ I am sorry, too, that I cannot send you the personally autographed picture you requested. That, too, is something I have found I could not do. However, I am enclosing with your book a pamphlet which my publishers in New York printed shortly after ‘Gone With the Wind’ was published. It contains a photograph of me with a facsimile signature.” Pencil notation to bottom edge and some scattered light toning, otherwise fine condition. When Mitchell wrote Gone With the Wind, she had no idea of the sensation it would become. It was an instant bestseller, selling over 1,000,000 copies within the first six months of its publication, and she became so overwhelmed by the countless requests that she received to autograph copies of her novel that less than a year after its publication, she vowed not to sign any more, not even for close friends or relatives. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Monet is “back home” in Giverny 550. Claude Monet.

Highly influential French painter (1840–1926) who was among the leading figures of the impressionist movement, which took its name from the title of one of Monet’s works. ALS in French, one page, 4.25 x 7, December 1891. Letter to the well-known French art critic Gustave Geffroy, one of Monet’s closest friends and future biographer. Written from his famous house at Giverny. Translated in full: “Dear friend, Here I am back home since yesterday. Please come to see me as soon as possible as I do not plan to stay long at Giverny. I will wait for a note of yours I will be delighted, enchanted if you tell Loiseau your delicious story.” In very good condition, with portions of text very light and only partially legible due to decreased ink flow, last name of signature extremely light and only slightly legible. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope addressed by Monet. An intimate letter, also mentioning the post-impressionist painter Gustave Loiseau. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

551. Henry Moore. Intriguing 4 x 6 book photo of one of Moore’s abstract sculptures, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

553. LeRoy Neiman. Two items: color 7.5 x 5.25 postcard image of Neiman’s ‘High Seas Sailing,’ signed in red felt tip; and a felt tip signature on an off-white 5 x 3 card. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

552. LeRoy Neiman. Color 11 x 8.5 print of a hound dog, signed in the lower border in black felt tip, “LeRoy Neiman ‘88.” In fine condition, with scattered light creases and wrinkles and a uniform block of mild toning. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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“There seem to be many accounts of my life” 554. Maxfield Parrish. American art-

ist (1870–1966) best known for his luminous, often fantastic landscapes and romantic illustrations of nudes. ALS, one page, 5.5 x 4.5, April 28, 1931. Brief letter to a woman. In full: “There seem to be many accounts of my life: The latest in ‘The American Magazine’ for Mar ‘30.” A uniform block of light toning over text and signature from previous display, and a horizontal fold passing through signature, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

555. Norman Vincent Peale. Two items:

glossy 6.5 x 8 photo of Peale at a podium, signed and inscribed, “To Ed Clark Ford, with best wishes, Norman Vincent Peale”; and a one-page TLS, signed “Norman V. Peale,” dated June 1, 1956 and written to Ford regarding a eulogy he gave with a handwritten postscript at the bottom. Photo with scattered marks and impressions, and letter with expected horizontal folds and scattered wrinkling, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

The Ship of Fools author locates her personal correspondence at Yale 557. Katherine Anne Porter. Pulitzer Prize–

winning American writer (1890–1980) best known for such enduring stories as ‘The Jilting of Granny Weatherall’ and the novel Ship of Fools. TLS, one onionskin page, 8.25 x 11, June 7, 1965. Letter to Vida Vliet at American Institutional College. In part: “It is true that I had two near fatal attacks of pneumonia twice within ten months…Of course you may have permission to read my letters in the Beinecke Library at Yale. I had no notion that so many of my letters were there; I was much distressed to learn that a dear friend of mine, now dead, had been in such povery [sic] he was forced to sell my letters—I suppose along with other letters from friends—to the Yale collection. I am told there are about twenty five of mine there to this one friend…I would be so grateful if you could have my letters copied…for me, as I need them very badly for my own memoirs and personal history. It is very painful to me to have them disappear into libraries and I am not even told where they are.” In fine condition, with some scattered light wrinkling and toning and a trivial tear to left edge. The year after writing this letter, Porter would be awarded the Pulitzer Prize for The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

“I must go! The flowers will disappear.” The impressionist summons a doctor for a house call before leaving to paint 556. Camille Pissarro. Highly regarded French painter (1830–1903),

one of the leading figures of the impressionist movement, best known for his distinctive pointillist style. ALS in French, signed “C. Pissarro,” on a selfcontained addressed 4.75 x 5 mailing sheet, April 15, 1902. Letter to his physician, Dr. Parenteau. In full (translated): “I am congested yet again. Right at the time when I am ready to pack my trunk, please kindly come by to see me. I managed to avoid a crisis all these days…Anyway! That is it!” Under his signature, Pissarro adds a brief postscript, “And yet I must go! The flowers will disappear.” In very good condition, with central horizontal and vertical fold, a bit of mild toning, rusty paperclip mark along top edge, adhesive residue along left edge, and show-through from postmarks and printing on reverse. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Exceedingly rare letter containing Plath’s poem Lament, a work which explored the lifelong impact of her father’s death 558. Sylvia Plath. Poet, novelist and short

story writer (1932–1963), who committed suicide after her separation from her husband and a long bout with depression. Virtually unobtainable TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, November 23, 1959. Letter to Miss Reutlinger of Minneapolis, MN, transmitting the text of a poem published a few years previously. In full: “Thank you for your card. ‘Lament’ was published several years ago by the New Orleans Poetry Journal, but I’ve lost track of both the date and number, and I think most libraries don’t carry such very little magazines. I have a copy of the poem to hand, being in the throes of moving and clearing house, so here it is. Lament The sting of bees took away my father / Who walked in a swarming shroud of wings / And scorned the tick of the falling weather. Lightning licked in a yellow lather / But missed the mark with snaking fangs: / The sting of bees took away my father. Trouncing the sea like a raging bather/ He rode the flood in a pride of prongs/ and scorned the tick of the falling weather. A scowl of sun struck down my mother/ Tolling her grave with golden gongs/ But the sting of bees took away my father. He counted the guns of god a bother/ Laughed at the ambush of angels’ tongues/ And scorned the tick of the falling weather. O ransack the four winds and find another/ Man who can mangle the grin of kings: the sting of bees took away my father/ Who scorned the tick of the falling weather. No, I haven’t published a volume of poems yet, but I hope to manage this in a year or so if fates and editors are willing.” Letter is affixed to a larger board and framed to an overall size of 11.75 x 14.25. In very good condition, with trimmed corners, intersecting folds, a bit of light soiling and a few tape remnants to edges. Plath’s ‘Lament’ is a villanelle, a traditional form of poetry that she often

used during her college years. Its prevalent theme, the death of her father, is often found in her other work. Her father, Otto Plath, was a professor of biology and German at Boston University. As alluded to in the poem, he was an entomologist with an expertise on bees and wrote the book Bumblebees and Their Ways in 1934. In 1940, when Plath was only eight, he died of advanced diabetes. The trauma of his death is thought to have deeply influenced Plath’s work and to have contributed to her later emotional problems. In this letter she presents the poem and hopes for a published volume of her poetry “if the fates and editors are willing.” They were, and her first collection of poetry, The Colossus and Other Poems, was published the following year. Anything signed by Plath is practically nonexistent and this is the first example we have ever offered. With its outstanding poetic content, it would make a superb addition to any literary collection. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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Uncommon first edition of The Fountainhead 559. Ayn Rand. Signed book: The Fountainhead. First edition, second issue (in green cloth; printed two months after the first). Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1943. Hardcover, 6 x 8.25, 754 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page, “To ‘Weesie’ Morrison—Cordially, Ayn Rand, May 21, 1948.” Housed in a slightly trimmed jacket from a modern printing. Front hinge cracked and partly separated (still held by webbing), light staining to covers, sunning to spine and chipping to ends, and a hint of subtle soiling and a faint spot or two to signed page (not affecting writing), otherwise very good condition. Scarce in signed first-edition copies. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

560. James Whitcomb Riley.

AQS on an off-white 4.5 x 7 album page. Riley pens the third stanza from his poem ‘God Bless Us Everyone.’ In full: “And thus he prayed, ‘God bless us every one!’ Enfolding all the creeds within the span; Of his child-heart; and so, despising none, was nearer saint than man.” Signed at the top, “Yours truly, James Whitcomb Riley, Indianapolis, Ind., Feb 6:1893.” In fine condition, with rough left edge and some light toning. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

562. Mario Puzo. Signed

book: The Last Don. Franklin Library First Edition Society edition. Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, 1996. Leatherbound hardcover, 6.5 x 9.5, 482 pages. Signed on the limitations page in blue ink. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

“Thy peerless chivalry reveal, And gird thy beauteous limbs with steel, Maryland! My Maryland!” 561. James R. Randall. Writer best remembered as the lyricist of the song,

‘Maryland, My Maryland.’ Scarce AQS on an off-white 7 x 8.75 lightly-lined sheet, signed at the conclusion, “James R. Randall.” Randall pens the second stanza of his nine-stanza poem, “Maryland! My Maryland!” In full, “Hark to an exiled son’s appeal, Maryland! My Mother-State, to thee I kneel, Maryland! For life and death, for woe and weal, Thy peerless chivalry reveal, And gird thy beauteous limbs with steel, Maryland! My Maryland!” Intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, a light diagonal crease, and a mild shade of toning, otherwise fine condition. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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563. Norman Rockwell. TLS, one page, 7.25 x 10.25, personal letterhead, March 23, 1960. Rockwell writes to John H. Connell in Henniker, New Hampshire. In full: “Thank you for your letter which I am enclosing. I cannot provide you with an original. If you want me to autograph something, please send it to me and I will be glad to do so.” Mild handling wear, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope and the letter from Connell, discussing Connell’s 50 years with the Boy Scouts of America and requesting from Rockwell an original Boy Scout drawing. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

“Although copying is of course natural to the young it proves in no way any creative ability” 564. Norman Rockwell. TLS, one page, 7.25 x 10.25, personal letterhead, February 11, 1963. Letter to a woman who asked Rockwell to critique a youngster’s art work. In part: “You ask me something which is very difficult, and I am afraid impossible. That is to judge a young person’s work or advising about entering the art field without knowing him personally. One thing is certain. Although copying is of course natural to the young it proves in no way any creative ability. So if the work is a copy of a photograph or other artist’s work, there is no way to judge the creative ability which is so essential. My suggestion is that the young man should submit his work to some good art school.” In fine condition, with a bit of trivial soiling and some light wrinkling. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

565. Norman Rockwell. Ink signature, “Sincerely, Norman Rockwell,” on a white card. Matted with a color print of one of Rockwell’s works and a small image of Rockwell to an overall size of 11 x 14. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

566. Norman Rockwell. Two FDCs, with cachets honoring Ben-

jamin Franklin and City Mail Delivery, each signed in blue ballpoint “Sincerely, Norman Rockwell.” One has a printed mailing address in the lower right and the other an erased handwritten address still partially visible, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

567. James Rosenquist. Two identical

color 4.25 x 6 postcards of Rosenquist’s ‘Marilyn Monroe,’ one signed in blue felt tip, the other signed in blue ballpoint. In fine condition, with a couple light bends to both and some light surface rubbing. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Prisoner of Azkaban first edition 568. J. K. Rowling.

Signed book: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. First American edition. NY: Arthur A. Levine, 1999. Hardcover with dustjacket, 6.25 x 9.25, 435 pages. Signed on the title page in black ballpoint. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

569. Salman Rushdie.

Signed book: The Satanic Verses. Later printing. NY: Viking Press, 1989. Hardcover with dustjacket, 6.5 x 9.25, 547 pages. Signed on the title page in black ink. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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Russell highlights a volume on Western exploration with a trademark sketch 570. Charles M. Russell. Eminent American

artist and illustrator (1864–1926) best known for his evocative images of the people and landscapes of the American West. Signed book: Journals of Lewis and Ordway Volume XXII. First edition. Madsion, Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Publications, 1916. Hardcover, 7 x 9.75, 444 pages. Signed in black ink on the front pastedown, adding a small sketch of a buffalo skull. In fine condition, with spine a bit loose, bumps to edges and corners of boards, as well as scattered rubbing. A most notable association for this important Western artist. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

571. John Sartain and Caleb Cope. Sar-

tain (1808–1897) was an artist who pioneered mezzotint engraving in the United States, Cope (1797-1888) was a major merchant and financier. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts check, 7 x 3.25, filled out in another hand and signed by Sartain and Caleb Cope, “C. Cope,” payable to Godfrey Krouse for $13.00, March 15, 1870. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

572. Maurice Sendak.

Signed book: Outside Over There. First edition. NY: Harper and Row, 1981. Hardcover with dustjacket, 10.25 x 9.25. Signed and inscribed on the first free-end page, “Good luck to Jim, Maurice Sendak, May 81.” In fine condition, with some scattered light wear to dustjacket. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Fantastic uninscribed Cat in the Hat sketch 574. Dr. Seuss. Original signed ink, pencil, and crayon sketch of the Cat in the Hat on a yellow 8 x 10 sheet, with a word balloon coming from the Cat which reads, “I’ve always wanted to be in a mini-museum!,” with Seuss adding underneath, “And so have I. And now we’ve made it! With all best wishes, …Dr. Seuss.” Matted to an overall size of 12 x 14. In fine condition, with a slight crease to lower right corner and dings to edges of mat. This piece was pictured in color in Bob Bennett’s book Collecting Original Cartoon Art. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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“I have no pictures around, but really you aren’t missing much. Imagine a big bloke with a big busted nose and crooked teeth”

Outstandingly-detailed sketch of Carol the Wild Thing 575. Maurice Sendak. Original signed and inscribed ink sketch of a creature from Where the Wild Things Are, on an off-white 8 x 10 sheet, signed and inscribed “For Dave Zimmerman, Maurice Sendak, Feb. ‘91.” In fine condition, with scattered light creases. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA..…(MB $200)

576. Maurice Sendak. Signed

book: The Juniper Tree and Other Tales from Grimm. Later printing. NY: Farrar, Strauss, and Giroux, 2003. Hardcover with dustjacket, 5.75 x 7.25, 334 pages. Signed on the title page in black ink. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

577. Maurice Sendak. Color 17 x 23

poster for a 1981 Sendak exhibit at the Pierpont Morgan Library, signed in black ballpoint. Rolled and in fine condition, with scattered light foxing and a few mild ripples. RRAuction COA.…(MB $150)

578. Michael Shaara. Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Killer Angels (1928–1988). Scarce TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, January 15, 1985. Letter to an admirer. In part: “Hope you don’t mind this typed letter. I use this little electronic thing that weighs four pounds and is powered by batteries…but it doesn’t type well and I haven’t learned how to use it yet. But, must admit it’s fun working with the thing while sitting on a plane going across the Atlantic—always gets the stewardess interested. Sorry I have no pictures around, but really you aren’t missing much. Imagine a big bloke with a big busted nose and crooked teeth.” In fine condition, with a few creases and wrinkles and some slight mirroring of signature. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Shaw declines a lecture tour of the US: “I should have to address aspects seriously to much larger problems than the usual literary lecturer deals with” 579. George Bernard Shaw. ALS signed “G.

Bernard Shaw,” on a 3.5 x 5.5 postcard, December 9, 1904. Letter to W. H. Wright, Jr. In full: “I see no immediate prospect of my being able to undertake a lecturing tour in the United States. It would be a very laborious undertaking for me and I should have to address aspects seriously to much larger problems than the usual literary lecturer deals with.” Shaw has also addressed the reverse of the postcard. In fine condition, with uniform toning to postcard, postmark over a couple words of text, horizontal crease above signature, and a few stray postmarks. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Superb first edition of East of Eden

583. John Steinbeck.

580. Eric Sloane. American landscape painter and illustrator

(1905–1985). Collection of seven signed color candid photos, 9.75 x 7.5 and 7.5 x 9.75, of Sloane at work in his studio in 1973, each signed in black ink by Sloane. Each photo is individually matted and framed to overall sizes of 15.25 x 13.25 and 13.25 x 15.25. In fine overall condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

581. Gertrude Stein. Signed

book: How to Write. Plain edition, first edition. Paris: Darantiere Press, 1931. Hardcover, 4.25 x 6.5, 395 pages. Quickly signed on the first free end page below a “Printed in France” stamp. In very good condition, with covers worn and lightly dampstained, small separation to front gutter, corner bumps, and some dampstaining to fore edges. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

582. John Steinbeck and Richard Rodgers. Vintage ball-

point signature, “John Steinbeck,” and vintage ink signature, “Richard Rodgers,” on an off-white 8 x 11 guest book page. Page is also signed on both sides in ink and pencil by 10 others including Hubert H. Humphrey and Kim Hunter. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

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Signed book: East of Eden. Limited edition, first edition of 1500 copies. NY: Vi k i n g P r e s s , 1952. Hardcover, 6.25 x 9.25, 602 pages. Signed on the limitations page in blue ink by Steinbeck. In fine condition, with owner’s signature to first free end page, some slight discoloration to fore-edges, and some trivial wear to spine. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

584. John Steinbeck. Vintage fountain

pen signature and inscription, “For W. H. Hill from John Steinbeck,” on an off-white 5 x 3.5 card. In fine condition, with a light diagonal crease slightly affecting portion of last name of signature. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Author of the classic Treasure Island

585. Robert Louis Stevenson. Partial ALS signed “R. L.

S.,” one page, 4 x 3, no date. End of a larger letter reads, in full: “had not happened. May God grant all may go well. But I am sure put to it. Winter still here, I shall get letters a day later—that is all.” Matted and framed with an etched portrait of Stevenson to an overall size of 9.5 x 16.5. A central vertical fold passing through middle initial, slight pencil remnant along bottom edge, and a uniform shade of mild toning, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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586. Harriet Beecher Stowe. Endorsed bank

check, 8.25 x 2.75, filled out in another hand and signed by James R. Osgood, payable to Stowe for $944.46, July 10, 1873. Endorsed on the reverse, “Pay to G. P. Bissel or order H. B. Stowe.” In very good condition, with several vertical folds, small cancellation cut to body, scattered staining to front, and some light soiling and bank stamps to reverse. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

587. James Thurber. TNS, one

page, 7.75 x 11, June 9, 1959. Brief note to an admirer. In full: “I hope you have a successful and happy life.” Intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, and scattered light edge toning and creasing, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Tolkien offers advice to a follower: “If you use one of the modern steel bows, you should be developing a good torso” 588. J. R. R. Tolkien. British author and

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

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Lautrec begins his dark downward spiral into drink: “You ask me what would please me. Send me some wine” 589. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Important French painter and printmaker (1864–1901) whose lively, colorful portrayals of the people and places of fin-de-siècle Paris take a place among the most iconic images of the era. Toulouse-Lautrec’s immersion in art stemmed largely from his isolation following a disfiguring teenage accident that failed to heal properly, preventing his legs from growing further while his torso continued to develop normally. Extremely scarce ALS in French, signed “Henri,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 6, no date [Herbert Schimmel dates it to the summer of 1885]. Letter to his cousin, close friend and drinking companion Raoul Tapié de Celeyran (1868-1937) that Lautrec painted mounted on a donkey. In full: “My dear Raoul, I have sent you a little bronze box. I hope you will like it. You ask me what would please me. Send me some wine. This is what I would do. I will try some samples of red wine. I will tell you the prices and you will send me the number of bottles you will like. Fewer bottles but good. Cordially to you, Henri at Mr. Fabre, in Taussat by Ambeuge, Gironde.” In fine condition, with a mild shade of overall toning and a couple of slight brushes to text. A moving letter from the start of Lautrec’s descent into alcoholism. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

590. Leo Tolstoy.

Crisp ink signature on an off-white 5.25 x 4.5 lightly-lined folded sheet. An intersecting vertical and horizontal crease towards the left edge, some trivial creasing, and scattered light foxing, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

592. Boris Vallejo. Color glossy 8 x 10 cardstock photo of Vallejo’s work entitled ‘Water Nymphs,’ signed in silver ink. In fine condition, with light overall irregular ink adhesion to signature. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

593. Alberto Vargas. Color 6.75 x 10.75

Commemorating United Nations milestones 591. United Nations Prints. Five limited edition color prints, 8.5

x 11, each signed in ink or pencil by the respective artist pictured. Signers are: Sophia Loren (1982 Flag Series), Kenny Scharf (Banning Chemical Weapons), Dong Kingman (1984 FAO World Food Day), and two from Chaim Gross (International Conference on Population 1984 and 1980 Flag Series). In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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book photo of Vargas’s work of a nude woman with two greyhounds, signed in blue ballpoint, “Vargas.” A diagonal crease to two corners, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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594. Andy W a r h o l .

Signed book: Popism. First edition, first prin ting . NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1980. Hardcover with dustjacket, 6.25 x 9.5, 310 pages. Signed in black felt tip on the first free end page and signed again in black felt tip on the front of the dustjacket. Strip of toning over portion of inside signature, light toning to pastedowns, a couple light stains to fore-edges, and scattered creases to dustjacket, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

An identified sketch of his iconic soup can

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

595. Andy Warhol. Signed book: America. NY: Harper and Row. Softcover, 8.5 x 11, 224 pages. Signed vertically in black felt tip on the front cover. In fine condition, with a few trivial cover creases and light handling wear. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

First edition, first printing. NY: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1975. Hardcover with dustjacket, 5.75 x 8.75, 241 pages. Signed and inscribed in black felt tip on the first free end page, “To Ron, Andy Warhol,” adding a sketch of a Campbell’s Soup can, and writing “Campbell’s Soup,” on the sketch. In fine condition. Ronald Tavel (1936-2009) was an American screenwriter, director and actor, best known for his work with Andy Warhol and The Factory. Tavel worked as a screenwriter during the 1960s for many of Warhol’s underground films including Chelsea Girls. Warhol soup can sketches are, of course, highly collectible! Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Huge Marilyn image signed by the pop art icon 598. Andy Warhol. Color 19.5 x

596. Andy Warhol.

Glossy 8 x 10 photo of Warhol looking pensive, signed vertically in black felt tip. Some scattered edge creases and some light scratches to surface over portions of image, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

29 poster for a 1971 exhibit at the Tate Gallery, bearing a Warhol image of Marilyn Monroe, signed in the lower border in black felt tip. Double matted to an overall size of 25.75 x 36. In fine condition. Oversized. Precertified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

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601. H. G. Wells.

ANS, one page, 4.5 x 3.5, personal letterhead, no date, but postmarked June 29, 1921. Brief note to Mrs. Spencer Simson. In full: “I said 12 on Thursday.” In fine condition, with scattered soiling to correspondence side and two irregular surface impressions to address side. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

599. Andy Warhol. Color 4 x 6 postcard image of Warhol’s 1962 ‘4 Campbell’s Soup Cans,’ signed at the bottom in purple felt tip. In fine condition, with a light brush to end of signature. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Word master’s signed copyof the documents accompanying Jefferson’s 1804 address relative to the Louisiana Purchase 600. Noah Webster. Author

and lexicographer (1758-1843) who published the first comprehensive dictionary of American English. Pamphlet entitled “Message from The President of the United States to Both Houses of Congress, 8th November, 1804.” 5 x 8.5, 22 pages, Washington City: William Duane & Son, 1804. Signed on the front cover, “N. Webster.” Jefferson’s message is missing, but the pamphlet retains its three related printed documents. In good to very good condition, with partial separation to some of the pages along extremely fragile spine, scattered toning and foxing to cover and opening pages, scattered paper loss to edges, and a few horizontal bends. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Enormous Whitman signature 603. Walt Whitman. Large and incredibly bold ink signature, “Walt

Whitman,” on an off-white 6.25 x 3 card. In fine condition, with a paperclip impression to top edge lightly touching one letter of signature and a touch of trivial soiling. A robust and visually appealing example measuring an impressive 5.25˝ long. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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

605. John Greenleaf Whittier. ALS signed

“John G. Whittier,” one page, 4.5 x 6.75, March 7, 1888. Letter to an unidentified recipient. In part: “I have no brother living, and of course the story is a myth. I know nothing of the Colonization scheme in N. C.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

606. Tennessee Williams. Book page bear-

ing a printed letter that Williams sent to the cast of his play ‘In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel’, 8.5 x 11.25, signed along the bottom in black ballpoint by Williams, below his printed signature. In fine condition, with light toning and creasing along top edge. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

607. William Wordsworth. English poet and author (1770–1850) of ‘Lyrical Ballads,’ a collection inspired by the beauty of the English Lake District. Ink signature and inscription, “Wm. Wordsworth written at the request of Mrs. Fletcher, Rydal Augt 13th—45,” on an off-white 5.5 x 2.5 slip. A central vertical fold passing through a single letter of signature, a couple horizontal creases, some light toning to corners from mounting remnants on reverse, and a couple light ink spots to signature and inscription, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200) Art & Literature 151

comic art & animation 609. George Baker. Cartoonist (1915–

1975) who became prominent during World War II as the creator of the popular comic strip, The Sad Sack. An original unsigned ink and felt tip nude sketch of Baker’s longtime companion Suzanne La France on an 8.5 x 15 piece of cardstock; and a one-page ALS, signed “G. B.,” 8.5 x 11, no date, to La France. Baker writes, in part: “Played tennis with Sam Goldwyn in the afternoon…You mentioned that apartments are hard to find in Paris. Do you have any more information on that? Working in an hotel would be almost impossible what with drawing boards, lights, book, papers and other items.” Along the bottom and left edge, Baker has added an original ink and felt tip sketch of a shirtless tennis player with abnormally large feet. In fine condition, with a couple light brushes to text of letter. An unusual and very racy drawing. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

610. Jim Davis. Collection of three one-page TLSs, all signed in red felt tip, “Jim Davis,” all on Garfield letterhead featuring an area of jagged teeth marks to the left corner, all measuring 5.5 x 8.75, and all to the same recipient. Also included is a 5 x 7 Garfield print, signed and inscribed by Davis, and two color Garfield postcards, each signed on the back in red felt tip. In fine overall condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelopes. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Provocative ‘Devil Girl’ figurine signed by her creator 611. Robert Crumb. Fabu-

lous limited edition figurine of Crumb’s ‘Devil Girl’ contorted on her head, #325/550, measuring approximately 7.75˝ high with the base measuring 7.5˝ in diameter. Signed in black ink on the label affixed to the bottom of the base, “R. Crumb.” In fine condition. An uncommon character. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

A who’s who of 32 cartoonists including Caniff, Fisher, Gould, Jones, and others 612. Cartoonists. Collection of 33 items consisting of original sketches, signed photos, letters, signatures, and documents from leading Hollywood artists and animators. Signers include: Charles Addams, Bill Hanna (2), Joe Barbera, Lynda Barry, Mel Blanc, Richard Calkins, Milton Caniff, Bud Fisher, Ham Fisher, Rube Goldberg (2), Al Capp, Chester Gould, Harold Gray, Matt Groening (2), Hugh Harman, Chuck Jones, Mike Judge, Harold Knerr, Gracie Lantz, Walter Lantz (2), Fred Lasswell, George McManus, Fred Quimby, Leon Schlesinger, Edward Selzer (2), Chic Young, Mort Walker and Hank Ketcham. In fine overall condition. An impressive collection spanning from the golden ages of cartoons to modern day. RRAuction COA.…(MB $300)

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Walt rectifies a spelling mistake on a previous cel by signing another 613. Walt Disney. Original hand-painted animation cel from Disney’s production of 101 Dalmatians, showing Pongo outdoors, and set against a specially prepared color background. The untrimmed visible image of the cel measures 9.75 x 8, and is housed in its original 13.5 x 11.5 mat. Signed and inscribed on the mat in blue ballpoint, “To Hugh Jr., Walt Disney.” Framed to an overall size of 15 x 13. In very good condition, with light rippling to cel, cracking and crazing to the paint, and a small spot to lower left corner of mat. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from the daughter-in-law of the original recipient, political cartoonist Hugh Haynie. In full: “This cel was signed by Walt Disney in my father-in-laws presence during an editorial cartoonist convention in Disneyland. My father-in-law, Hugh Haynie, was a very well known political cartoonist. During the convention, Hugh asked Walt Disney to sign a cel to as a gift to his son, Hugh Smith Haynie, Jr. He did sign the cel but misspelled Haynie. Therefore, he signed another cel simply addressed to Hugh Jr.” Disney cels are highly desirable particularly with such provenance. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

First Disney signed FDC we have ever offered

614 Walt Disney. FDC with a cachet honoring Benjamin Har-

rison, boldly signed in blue ballpoint by Disney. In fine condition. A clean, beautiful signature from the creator of Mickey Mouse, and the first signed Disney FDC we have seen. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Walt gifts a calculator and makes an unintentional chauvinistic comment 615. Walt Disney. TLS, one page, 7.25 x 10, personal letterhead, May 30, 1959. Letter to Ken and Norma Knabe. In full: “This is just a little gift to help Ken in figuring his jobs—it adds, subtracts and multiplies, and it only takes a few minutes to learn how to operate this little machine—and Norma will also find it helpful in working out her household budgets! Anyway, it’s a start towards a little office setup which I hope will lead to a very successful enterprise. With this note comes my kindest regards, and may today’s event be but a prelude to many years of happiness and a generous share of everything good.” In fine condition, with some mild edge toning and some scattered light wrinkles. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Superb uninscribed Mickey Mouse celluloid drawing 616. Walt Disney. Colorful vintage reproduction of an original celluloid drawing actually used in the Walt Disney production of Mickey Mouse, 10 x 8, showing Mickey Mouse, clad in a hat, western vest, sash, and cowboy boots, twirling a lasso around himself, and housed in its original 15.5 x 14 presentation mat, with the pencil caption “Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse,” written under the image, and signed on the mat in red artist pencil, “Walt Disney.” Framed to an overall size of 17 x 15.5. Back of the item has the original brown backing which bears the original label from Walt Disney Productions, detailing the animation process and important museums which contain Disney art. Label reads, in part: “This is a reproduction of an original celluloid drawing, actually used in the Walt Disney production of ‘Mickey Mouse.’ It is one of a select few that have been released… Walt Disney originals are included in many important museums and private collections. Notable among these are: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Cleveland Museum of Art, etc.” In fine condition, with a bit of mild toning to mat. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

617. Walt Disney. Vintage matte-finish 10 x 8 photo of Disney clowning around at his desk with two chimpanzees, nicely signed and inscribed in black felt tip “To Carlos, Walt Disney.” In fine condition, with a crease to lower right corner and a small ding to bottom edge. A very bold and large signature measuring almost six inches long. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

In 1966, Disney presses forward with his plans for the California Institute of the Arts 618. Walt Disney. TLS signed “Walt,” one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, August

11, 1966. Letter to Mrs. Norman Taurog. In part: “Tommie told me you had called and that you have talked with Bob Moore about the design for the program. I’m glad you are being taken care of on that score. I also understand you haven’t forgotten your promise to bring Mrs. Arnold over for lunch one day the latter part of this month. It’s very gratifying to know you are excited about the ‘wedding’ of Channel 28 and Cal-Arts. I agree with you—it is a natural pairing. I’m sending you a copy of our Prospectus plus the 1966-67 catalog of curriculum and activities just to let you bone up on what we’re doing.” Several creases and scattered light foxing, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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The vibrant world of Fantasia captured in the artist’s brilliant colors 619.

Disney: Fantasia. Visually striking Fantastic original one-of-a-kind unsigned watercolor and pencil character sketch of a young faun picking berries, done by artist M. Schwartzman in 1939, 9.25 x 7, for The Pastoral Symphony portion of Fantasia. Vibrant art work shows the faun reaching for a bunch of berries. Matted and framed to an overall size of 14.75 x 11.75. Backing of frame bears an informational label providing details of the sketch including “Production #2004; Sketch #010; Artist: M. Schwartzman; dated: 8/24/39.” In fine condition. In search of a piece of music grand enough to tell a story of classical mythology, teeming with fauns, centaurs, cupids, and the gods, the Studio selected Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony for this segment of Fantasia. The cast of characters in this setting opens up the world of Disney to a truly mythic place, and to capture the uniqueness of the scene, the animators were given free rein to use whatever colors they desired from the Disney Studio’s in-house paint lab. The result is a segment unlike any other, with brilliant backgrounds and vibrantly created characters, including the flute-loving, half-man, half-goat fauns, one of which is pictured here. A rare example of the character and colors that made this segment legendary, from the historic Christie’s Basmajian Collection sale. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Salvaged from the ‘morgue,’ a beautifully preserved piece from Fantasia, one of Disney’s earliest masterpieces 620. Disney: Fantasia. Fantastic original

one-of-a-kind unsigned colored pencil character sketch of a young faun loading his panpipe with berries, done by artist Joe Rinaldi in 1939, 8.75 x 6.5, for The Pastoral Symphony portion of Fantasia. Beautifully detailed sketch shows the faun, seated on a log, concentrating intently as he drops a berry into his flute. Matted and framed to an overall size of 16.75 x 12.75. Backing of frame bears a Basmajian Collection stamp and an informational label providing details of the sketch including “Production #2004; Sequence 4–1; Sketch #1259 (1 of 3); Artist: Joe Rinaldi.” In fine condition. Provenance: Basmajian sale Christies.

When the majority of the studio’s animated artwork was being thrown away or reused during World War II, Disney employee John Basmajian was given permission to salvage pieces that were to be discarded from the Disney ‘morgue.’ He meticulously cleaned and preserved each piece, saving more artwork from destruction than any other person of his time. This original watercolor from Disney’s highly acclaimed third feature film came from the historic 1984 sale of Basmajian’s collection through Christie’s, which firmly established animation art as fine art. It is highly prized and sought after by collectors around the world. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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621. George Dole. Origi-

nal hand-inked one panel cartoon on a 10 x 8 offwhite sheet. Comic depicts a large dog menacing his owner, with the owner’s wife making an obvious observation, signed under the image by Dole. Framed to an overall size of 10.75 x 9. In fine condition, with light overall toning, a bit heavier to right edge. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

622. Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera. Color glossy 10 x 8 photo of the Flintstones and Rubbles in formal attire, signed in blue felt tip by Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

623. Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera. Limited edition

hand-painted animation cel, 12.75 x 10, #131/300, depicting Fred Flintstone about to perform surgery on Barney, signed in black felt tip by Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera. Set against a pre-printed color background and triple matted and framed to an overall size of 21.25 x 18.25. In fine condition, with some moderate peeling to painted frame. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

624. Chuck Jones. Printed signed sketch of Daffy Duck on an off-white 5.5 x 8.5 sheet, signed at the bottom in pencil by Jones. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

625. Walter Lantz. Original signed and inscribed felt tip sketch of Woody Woodpecker on an orange 8.5 x 11 sheet, signed and inscribed “To Carmon C. Norman, Walter Lantz.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 626. Lank Leonard. Three

original hand-inked Mickey Finn daily comic strips, all measuring approximately 17 x 5.25, all having golf-related content. Each signed in one of the panels by Leonard. In very good condition, with scattered toning and soiling. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

627. Charles Schulz. Charming 6.25 x

9 newspaper photo of Schulz at his drawing table, signed in black felt tip, “Best wishes, Charles M. Schulz.” In fine condition, with a central vertical fold, a mild shade of toning, and slight irregular edges. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100)

“Folks who remember the War years know how important people such as Bill Mauldin, George Baker, Milt Caniff, Bil Keane, Dave Breger and others were to morale on both the home front and front lines” 628. Charles Schulz. TLS signed “Sparky,” one page, 8.5 x 11, National D-Day Memorial Foundation letterhead, May 15, 1999. Letter to Ed McGeean. In part: “The other day…I spoke about a project near and dear to my heart: The National D-Day Memorial. At that time I made a general appeal for help in setting up an endowment in the name of the outstanding cartoonist of World War II, Bill Mauldin… Folks who remember the War years know how important people such as Bill Mauldin, George Baker, Milt Caniff, Bil Keane, Dave Breger and others were to morale on both the home front and front lines. I am delighted that their role in our collective effort to overcome totalitarianism will be spotlighted in a national memorial that exists to honor the people who took part in the watershed event of the century…I hope you will join me in making a gift or pledge of $1000.00.” In fine condition, with central horizontal and vertical folds. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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classic music 630. Marian Anderson. Pioneering

African-American contralto (1897–1993) best remembered for her memorable 1939 performance on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial after the Daughters of the American Revolution refused to let her perform for a racially mixed audience at Constitution Hall. Vintage matte-finish 5 x 6.5 photo, signed in fountain pen, “Sincerely, Marian Anderson.” In fine condition, with a trivial corner tip ding to top left. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

631. Marian Anderson. Vintage glossy 7.5 x 9.75 photo of a seated Anderson, signed and inscribed in fountain pen “To Miss Elinore Sayre, Sincerely, Marian Anderson.” In very good condition, with a light but legible inscription and signature, scattered creases, and trimmed edges. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100)

632. Claudio Arrau. Vintage

glossy 8 x 10 photo, signed and inscribed in fountain pen “To J. W. Sayre, very sincerely, Claudio Arrau, Seattle 1950.” In very good condition, with moderate scattered creases and impressions. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Lengthy musical manuscript by the renowned composer and lifelong teacher 634. Nadia Boulanger. Composer (1887–1979). She studied at the Paris Conservatoire (1897-1904), where she won several prizes, and went on to write many vocal and instrumental works, winning second prize at the Grand Prix de Rome in 1908 for her cantata, La Sirène (The Siren). After 1918 she devoted herself to teaching, first at home, and later at the Conservatoire and the Ecole Normale de Musique, where she had international influence. Two items: handwritten musical manuscript entitled ‘Scene II–Fragments, on seven sides of four lined musical manuscript pages, signed on the last page by Boulanger, who adds many notations to the intricate bars; and an autograph note, in French, written on one of her 3.25 x 2.5 embossed calling cards. Partial separation to spine of manuscript, a central horizontal fold, and scattered toning to manuscript, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

633. Maria Callas.

Matte-finish 4 x 5.75 photo of Callas in a Japanese costume, perhaps from Madame Butterfly, signed and inscribed in blue ink “A Carla Moraudun, Maria Meneghini Callas.” In fine condition, with a lightly trimmed right edge. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

635. Johannes Brahms. Famed German composer (1833–1897)

whose works in the Classical spirit, written in the midst of the Romantic era, take a place among the most enduring music of the 19th century. Among his best-known works are four symphonies, numerous concerti, all manner of chamber and keyboard works, and the large-scale choral masterpiece German Requiem. ANS in German, in pencil, on the reverse of one of his 3.25 x 2 visiting cards, no date. Short untranslated note. Very nicely cloth matted and framed with a small portrait of Brahms and a biographical plaque to an overall size of 18 x 14.5. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) Classic Music

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From Naples, the famed tenor keeps his spirits up as he battles pleurisy 636. Enrico Caruso. ANS, one a 5.25 x 3.5 postcard, no date, but postmarked Naples, June 12, 1921. Short note to Ina Claire. In full: “To you and your dearest mother our best thanks for your kind telegram very much appreciated. Kind regards.” Caruso has also addressed the adjacent panel. In very good condition, with a couple of corner creases, and some light toning and wrinkling. Actress Ina Claire (1893-1985) starred on Broadway from 1910-1938 and in 11 films from 1915-1943 including Ninotchka where she starred opposite Garbo as Russian Grand Duchess Swana. The telegram was undoubtedly get well wishes. Caruso died just seven weeks later. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

639. Mischa Elman. Russian violinist

637. Enrico Caruso.

Vintage 3.25 x 5.25 postcard three-quarter length photo of Caruso on the deck of a ship, signed in fountain pen, “Caruso.” In very good condition, with a few ink spots around signature, a crease to top right and some scattered light rubbing and surface marks. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

The world’s greatest cellist in his element 638. Pablo Casals. Vintage 4.5 x

5.5 cardstock photo of Casals playing his cello, signed and inscribed in the lower border in fountain pen “To Mr. and Mrs. K. H. Browne, with my best wishes, Pablo Casals 1962.” In fine condition, with a trivial ding to top edge. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Provenance: The Barry Hoffman Collection. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100)

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(1891-1967), who began his virtuosic career as a child and played Carnegie Hall at age 17. His recording career spanned six decades, and in 1943 his record sales exceeded two million. Vintage pearl-finish 6 x 8 photo, signed and inscribed vertically in fountain pen “To Mrs. Elinore Sayre, with best wishes, Mischa Elman.” In fine condition, with mild scattered marks and creases, some silvering to darker areas, and slight irregular adhesion in the inscription. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

640. Igor Gorin. Austrian baritone

(1904-1982) who became a renowned opera singer after emigrating to the United States in 1933. Vintage glossy 8 x 10 photo of Gorin in a three piece suit, signed and inscribed vertically in fountain pen “To Mr. J. Willis Sayre, with all good wishes, Sincerely, Igor Gorin.” Scattered marks and creases, and a ding and tear to the bottom border, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

641. Victor Herbert. AMQS on a 5.25 x 3.25 off-white album page. Herbert pens three bars of music from his 1911 opera ‘Natoma,’ signed underneath, “With best wishes from Victor Herbert, July 1st, 1916.” Double matted and framed with a portrait of Herbert to an overall size of 13.75 x 21. Horizontal tear to right edge, a couple of creases, and some scattered mild toning, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100)

642. Percy Grainger.

Well-regarded Australian-born pianist, conductor, and composer (1882–1961) best known for his folk settings and colorful experimental works. Vintage matte-finish 7.5 x 9.5 photo, signed and inscribed in fountain pen “Cordial greetings to J. Willis Sayre, from Percy Grainger, June 1938.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

645. Jan Kubelik. Vintage matte-finish 4 x 5.5 photo, affixed to its original 6 x 9 mount, signed in fountain pen on the mount, “Jan Kubelik, 19. IV. 1906.” In fine condition, with some soiling to the borders and light pencil signature under the end of Kubelik’s (perhaps from the photographer). RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

643. Jascha Heifetz. TLS,

one page, 7 x 10, personal letterhead, August 12, 1963. Letter addressed to “Whom It May Concern.” In full: “Evelyn Hellem was my personal secretary for approximately five years. She was very capable and dependable and her work was most satisfactory and much appreciated. Miss Hellem left for personal reasons and of her own accord.” Uniform toning from previous display, a bit heavier at edges, and mounting remnants to reverse of corners, otherwise fine condition. Hellem abruptly retired after being involved in an auto accident which resulted in someone’s death, when leaving Heifitz’s home one day. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

644. Maryla Jonas. Polish pianist (1911-1959) whose career was put on hold when Germany invaded Poland in 1939. After refusing an offer to move to Berlin, she was arrested by the Gestapo until an officer who had heard her perform managed to secure her release. She escaped to Brazil under false papers, and resumed her pianistic career at Carnegie Hall in 1946. Vintage glossy 10 x 8 photo, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint “To J. Willis Sayre with my best wishes, Maryla Jonas, 1948.” In very good condition, with some rippling and crazing to the emulsion and a spot on the right side, scattered light marks and creasing, some irregular adhesion to inscription and signature, light soiling in the lower border, and scattered spotting. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

646. Wanda Landowska.

French harpsichordist (1879– 1959) whose performances, teaching, recordings, and writings played a large role in reviving the popularity of the harpsichord in the early 20th century. ALS in French, one page, 3.5 x 5.25, February 25, 1921. Short untranslated letter on the correspondence side of a photo postcard bearing an image of Landowska playing her piano for Leo Tolstoy. A uniform shade of toning, a couple pencil notations to bottom, and a light crease to right edge, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $150)

647. Pietro Mascagni. Italian

composer (1863–1945) whose 1890 masterpiece ‘Cavalleria rusticana’ takes a place among the most beloved staples of the operatic repertoire. Vintage mattefinish 3.25 x 5.5 photo of Mascagni seated at a piano, signed in fountain pen, “P. Mascagni.” Photo is affixed to a 5 x 7 board. Moderate silvering to darker areas of image and background, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $150)

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648. Franz Lehar. Popular Austrian

composer (1870–1948) of ‘light’ classical music, best known for his operetta, ‘The Merry Widow.’ Vintage 4 x 6 postcard photo of an artist’s rendition of Lehar conducting an orchestra, signed in the lower border in blue ink. Scattered light toning and foxing to borders, a few light bends and creases, and an address label affixed to reverse, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

659. Opera. Three vintage matte finish 8 x 10 photos, each signed and inscribed in ink and fountain pen by the respective singer pictured. Signers are: Frederick Jagel, Tito Schipa, and Charles Hackett. Scattered silvering and Jagel’s signature and inscription light, but legible, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 650. Gian Carlo Menotti. Two-time

Pulitzer Prize–winning Italian American composer (1911–2007) best known for such popular operas as The Consul, The Saint of Bleecker Street, and Amahl and the Night Visitors. TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, Festival Foundation, Inc. letterhead, April 4, 1956. Brief note to Miss Straight. In part: “I am forwarding to you a folder describing the project of Festival Foundation.” Under his signature, Menotti adds a handwritten postscript which reads, “I am sorry I didn’t have a chance to talk to you at Greta Keller the other day—but you know how cocktail parties are!!” In fine condition, some light creasing and wrinkling. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

651. Gian Carlo Menotti. ALS

signed “Gian Carlo,” one page, 5.75 x 3.75, Capricorn letterhead, no date. Letter to Leonard Lyons. In full: “Do let me know what was old Serusff’s reaction to your mention of the Amahl affair—Or did you forget to mention it to him?” In fine condition, with a rusty paperclip impression to top edge, pencil notation under signature, and a bit of light foxing. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope addressed in Menotti’s hand. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

652. Ignace J. Paderewski.

Polish pianist, composer, and politician (1860–1941) whose abounding talent and personal magnetism made him one of the most popular virtuosi of all time. Superb ink signature, “With every good wish from I. J. Paderewski, 21XI 1928,” on an off-white 10 x 7 album page. In fine condition, with trivial toning along top edge which could be easily matted out. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

653. Egon Petri. Influential classical

pianist (1881-1962) whose repertoire focused on Bach, Liszt, Beethoven, and Brahms. He escaped from Poland the day before Germany invaded in 1939 and moved to the United States. Although he was born in Germany and spent his youth in Dresden, Petri refused to perform there ever again. Vintage glossy 8 x 10 photo of Petri at the piano, signed and inscribed in fountain pen “To J. Willis Sayre, cordially, Egon Petri, Feb. 22 1949.” In fine condition, with scattered surface marks and creases, and light soiling to the lower right corner. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

654. Ferdinando Paer. Italian-born composer and opera director (1771– 1839) who was one of the first teachers of the young Franz Liszt. ALS in Italian, signed “your most devoted and attentive servant Paer,” one page both sides, Director of the Chamber Music of the Emperor of the Italian Opera Theaters letterhead, August 14, 1813. (Letter to Miss Morandi translated in part): “I have obtained two thousand extra francs in the contract that I sent you with one half from Rinaldi.-That sum then counts toward the Court concerts (which, to tell you in confidence, when the Emperor is in Paris, nobody gets excited about). Here it is then with the pay of twenty-six thousand francs per year. With the contract over two years, etc. etc. etc… Your Lady’s esteem is guaranteed for these two thousand francs so that you can count on it as a pact and condition of a legal contract and not put us through another back and forth. I am also writing to Sign. Rinaldi to [ask] him to send you the [said] contract without saying a word to anybody about the two thousand francs that the administration authorizes me to add.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds, uniform toning, scattered creases, and some light show-through from writing on reverse. RRAuction COA.…(MB $150)

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655. Nicolo Paganini.

Remarkable Italian violinist and composer (1782–1840) generally regarded as the greatest virtuoso in the history of the instrument. Paganini’s striking appearance and seemingly superhuman skill on the instrument led many to believe that he was in league with the devil, an image he did nothing to dispel. His fiendishly demanding (and sometimes beautiful) works for the violin, particularly the Caprices, remain a cornerstone of the repertoire. ALS in Italian, one page, 6.25 x 4, January 5, 1807. Letter reads, in part (translated): “I, the undersigned, receive from Mr. Domenico Passi Chapel Maestro [director]…45 Scudi as gratuity for the whole month of the past December.” Mounted and framed with an original carte-de-visite portrait of Paganini, notated in an unknown hand, and an original photo of Paganini playing his violin, to an overall size of 14 x 12. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, a chip to bottom edge, a few wrinkles, and scattered light toning and soiling. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

656. Gregor Piatigorsky. Vintage glossy 10 x 8 photo of Piatigorsky holding his cello, signed and inscribed in blue fountain pen “To Elinore Sayre, with my best wishes, Gregor Piatigorsky, Feb. 1947.” In very good condition, with light surface marks and creases, some show-through from mounting remnants on reverse, light brushing and irregular ink adhesion to signature and inscription. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 657. William Primrose. Scottish violist (1904-1982) who played in the NBC Symphony Orchestra under Arturo Toscanini. In 1953, Queen Elizabeth II made him a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE). Vintage glossy 8 x 10 photo of Primrose posing with his viola, signed and inscribed in fountain pen “To J. Willis Sayre, with best wishes from William Primrose.” In very good condition, with creasing in three corners, scattered soiling, and overall horizontal crazing to the emulsion. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 658. Bidu Sayao. Brazilian opera soprano (1902-1999), she was a leading artist of New York’s Metropolitan Opera from 1932 to 1952. Vintage glossy 8 x 10 photo, signed in fountain pen, “Bidu Sayao, 1953.” Staple holes in top left, a tear to the right border, and light soiling along the bottom, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

659. Manuel Rosenthal.

French composer and conductor (1904-2003), best remembered for his 1938 ballet Gaîté Parisienne. Vintage glossy 10 x 8 photo of Rosenthal at a piano, signed and inscribed in fountain pen “To Mr. J. Willis Sayre, friendly, M. Rosenthal.” Scattered surface marks and creases, creasing to the upper right, and some irregular adhesion to the signature, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

660. Sergei Rachmaninoff. Vintage fountain pen

signature, “S. Rachmaninoff 1937,” on a light pink 5.5 x 4.25 album page. In fine condition. Accompanied by an unsigned 4.75 x 6.75 portrait. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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661. Dmitri Shostakovich. Soviet composer (1906–

1975) whose fifteen symphonies occupy a place of central performance in the orchestral literature of the twentieth century. ALS in Russian, signed “D. Shostakovich,” one page, lightly-lined, 5.5 x 8, February 19, 1965. Crisply penned untranslated letter. In fine condition, with central horizontal and vertical fold, with vertical fold passing through a single letter of signature. RRAuction COA.…(MB $150)

664. Igor Stravinsky.

TLS, quickly signed “I Stravinsky,” one page, 8.5 x 5.25, March 1, 1960. Letter to Debbie Ishlon at Columbia Records. In part: “Would you kindly do two things for me: ask Kolodin if Saturday Review received my letter…and if so, why hasn’t it been printed?… Many thanks for your book about South America—we are going there anyway…so the book is not just a ‘consolation.’” In fine condition, with a central vertical fold and some light wrinkling and toning. RRAuction COA.…(MB $150)

662. Isaac Stern. Vintage glossy 10 x 8 photo of Stern playing his violin, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint “To Mr. J. Willis Sayre—with warmest greetings, Isaac Stern, 1949.” Corner creasing, light surface marks and impressions, and some irregular adhesion and skipping to signature and inscription, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

665. Herbert von Karajan.

Austrian orchestra and opera conductor (1908–1989) and one of the most renowned conductors in music history. Color glossy 4 x 6 cardstock photo of von Karajan holding his baton, signed in silver ink. In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

663. Isaac Stern. Vintage glossy

7.75 x 9.25 photo of Stern playing his violin, signed and inscribed in fountain pen “To J. W. Sayre—cordially—Isaac Stern, 1957.” Scattered creases and impressions, trimmed edges, and rubbing to finish, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

666. William Walton. Distinguished British composer (1902–1983) best known for such works as Façade, a theatrical collaboration with Edith Sitwell, and the oratorio Belshazzar’s Feast. ALS, one page, 4.75 x 6.5, September 24, 1943. Letter to Major W. Piercy. In part: “Thank you for the 3rd Pfte [piano forte] part. I think it would be an excellent idea if you could persuade O’Donnell to give the opus a try out.” In fine condition, with uniform block of toning over text and signature and a central horizontal fold. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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Incredibly scarce photo from Tchaikovsky’s first concert tour of Western Europe 667. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Esteemed Russian composer (1840–1893) whose colorful, dramatic, and expressive works represent the epitome of the Russian Romantic tradition and take a place among the most beloved staples of the concert repertory. Rare original 4 x 6.25 cabinet bust portrait by Muller and Pilgrim of Leipzig, signed and inscribed in the lower portion of the image in fountain pen in German (translated): “To my good friend Carl Armbrust, with fond memories, P. Tschaikowsky, 10 Feb. 1888.” Some scattered light toning and foxing to background, a small light stain along left side, visible only at an angle, a slightly trimmed bottom edge, and date a shade light due to reduced ink flow, otherwise fine condition. A year after making his professional debut as a maestro in 1887, Tchaikovsky embarked on his first concert tour of Western Europe as the conductor of his own works. Though insecure in his abilities to direct an orchestra, he sincerely wanted to extend his and Russia’s musical reputation and thus began his travels. He visited Hamburg in late January of 1888 where several musicians and critics (to quote his diary) ‘paid me flattering attention, awoke my warm sympathy, and thereby left me with indelible memories.’ One such person was the well-respected music critic and virtuoso organist at St. Peter’s Church Carl Armbrust, who made him feel quite at home there, and with whom he stayed in touch and held as a good friend upon his departure for Berlin in early February. This handsome photo, only the fifth we’ve ever offered, with the addition of the genuine sentiment of “fond memories” to his new friend and fellow music-lover, is a truly extraordinary piece. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA..…(MB $500)

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contemporary music 668. Autograph Book. Vintage hardcover 3.5 x 2.75 autograph album, signed inside in

ballpoint and pencil by 18 performers, most single page with most signatures also back-toback, with many adding inscriptions to Thelma. Signers include: Eddie Cochran (ins), Billy Fury, Michael Cox, Marti Wilde, Johnnie Gentle (2), Jack Good, Emile Ford, Lance Fortune, and The Checkmates. In very good condition, with several loose pages, scattered light toning and soiling, and some skipping and irregular adhesion to Cochran’s signature. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Union dues are covered before the release of Surfin’ Safari 669. Beach Boys.

DS, one onionskin page, 8 x 13, October 9, 1962. Agreement between the Beach Boys and Capitol Records, in which Capitol agrees to pay the local union dues and initiation fees for Dennis and Brian Wilson and Mike Love. Signed at the bottom in blue ink, with their full names, “Brian D. Wilson,” “Dennis C. Wilson,” “Carl D. Wilson,” “Michael E. Love,” and “David Marks,” (original member who was later replaced by Al Jardine). In very good condition, with two punch holes to top, scattered creases and wrinkling, and a minor tape repair to fold separation. The band had signed with Capital records in July of 1962, and would release their first album, Surfin’ Safari in November. An early example with the band’s seldom-seen ‘formal’ signatures. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

ballpoint signatures, “Beatles, George Harrison xxx,” and “Ringo Starr xxx,” on a salmon-colored 3 x 4 album page, still contained in its original autograph album. In fine condition, with a bit of trivial foxing and a bit of light dampstaining above the band’s title. Signatures were obtained on March 13, 1963, at the Rialto Theatre, York, and are accompanied by a letter of provenance stating “The autographs were obtained when the Beatles gave a performance at The Rialto York In 1962 or 1963 (Not quite sure). John was not present as he was ill at the time.” Also accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

670. Beatles: George Harrison. Please Please

Me album (original Parlophone first UK Beatles release) signed and inscribed on the back cover in ballpoint, “To Lynn, Love from George Harrison xxxx.” In good to very good condition, with tape repairs and reinforcement to edge separations, scattered moderate creasing, some mild soiling and toning, including some over signature, and a few other notations on back cover. The record is included. Consignor notes that the album was signed circa 1963. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Superb set of signatures, acquired during the recording of ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand,’ in 1963

672. Beatles. Vintage black felt tip signatures, “Paul McCartney,” “Ringo Starr,” and “John Lennon,” and a red felt tip signature, “George Harrison,” on a blue 4.5 x 4 album page. Album page is still contained in its 1960s faux leather autograph book. In fine condition, with just a trivial bit of soiling to signed page. Album itself rates very good with a partially separated spine and scattered toning and soiling to other pages. Signatures were obtained outside EMI studios on Abbey Road, London during the time that The Beatles were recording ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’. The recording of the song was done on October 17th 1963. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

Super early Fab Four signatures with Bruce Channel, whose #1 hit inspired Lennon’s harmonica playing 673. Beatles. Vintage red ballpoint signatures,

“John Lennon,” “George Harrison,“ and “Ringo Starr,” and a blue ballpoint signature, “Beatles Paul McCartney,” on an off-white 5.75 x 4.5 album page. Page is also signed by Bruce Channel. Toning along left edge from old tape, some other light toning, and a couple of light creases, otherwise fine condition. At the height of his fame around 1962, Channel toured Britain and was once supported by the Beatles, who hadn’t released a record yet and were still relatively unknown. Channel had a 1962 hit with ‘Hey Baby,’ featuring harmonica accompaniment by Delbert McClinton. John Lennon was especially intrigued by McClinton’s harmonica style and several of the Beatles’ early hits would feature Lennon’s own harmonica play, unmistakably inspired by McClinton. The Beatles and Channel played together only once, at New Brighton’s Tower Ballroom, on June 21, 1962, where these signatures were most likely acquired. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

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Hard Day’s Night soundtrack from the Fab Four, one of just six copies known to exist 674. Beatles. A Hard Day’s Night soundtrack album signed on the back cover in black ballpoint, “George Harrison,” “Paul McCartney,” “John Lennon,” and “Ringo Starr.” Scattered toning and foxing to back cover, and scattered creases and surface marks to front cover, otherwise fine condition. The record is included. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA, grading the Lennon, McCartney, and Starr signatures “8,” and the Harrison signature a “9.” Also accompanied by a letter of authenticity from noted Beatles expert Frank Caiazzo, which reads, in part: “These signatures date from 1964, shortly after the album was released. ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ is a highly desirable title to have signed by the Beatles…the ultimate in any true fan’s collecting experience…very few documented examples of ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ autographed by the Beatles exist, and in fact, only 6 copies of this extremely rare and desirable title signed by the band have surfaced to date.”Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

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Extremely rare candid Beatles portrait with Jimmie Nicol obtained during their June 1964 Hong Kong visit 675. Beatles. Fantastic original color vintage glossy 3.5 x 5 candid photo of the Beatles, dated June 1964, with fill-in drummer Jimmie Nicol, at a Hong Kong press conference, signed on the reverse in black ballpoint, “Best wishes Jimmie Nicol,” “Paul McCartney,” “John Lennon,” and “George Harrison.” A bit of scattered light toning, creasing, and soiling to reverse, and some scattered light crazing and creasing to image side, as well as impressions from signatures on reverse, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from the nephew of the original recipient, stating the photo “was given to me by my late uncle who was a member of the Hong Kong police…he obtained their autographs when he was assigned to guard them.” Nicol replaced Ringo Starr from June 3–15, 1964, at the start of the Beatles’ World Tour, while Ringo was suffering from tonsillitis and pharyngitis. An extremely rare piece, as Nicol was with the Beatles for slightly more than a week. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

Early 1963 Parlophone fan club photo 676. Beatles. Vintage 5.75 x 3.5 Parlophone Records promotional photo from March of 1963, signed in blue ballpoint, “Paul McCartney,” “Ringo Starr,” and “George Harrison,” and in fountain pen, “John Lennon.” In very good condition, with some light creases and surface impressions, some light staining to tight side, some lightly affecting Ringo’s signature, old tape remnant to top left, and mounting remnants to reverse. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from noted Beatles expert Frank Caiazzo stating the signatures date from April of 1963. A scarce fan club card as most of these were signed by the band’s managers or secretaries. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $900) Contemporary Music 167

Early 1962 promo card signed by Lennon

677. Beatles: John Lennon. Extremely

early vintage glossy 5.25 x 3.5 promotional photocard of the band, with original drummer Pete Best, posing along with John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison, signed on the reverse in blue ballpoint, “Love from John Lennon xxx.” A bit of trivial toning to reverse, and a couple creases and scattered light surface marks and impressions to image side, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks, noted Beatles expert Perry Cox, and two letters of authenticity from noted Beatles expert Frank Caiazzo, who writes “this signature dates from mid-1962.” A very early example with impeccable backing. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

678. Beatles: Paul McCartney. Vintage ball-

point signature, “Paul McCartney xxx,” on a light blue 4.5 x 4 album page, with clipped photos of McCartney and John Lennon affixed to the page. Signature is still housed in its original autograph album, with clipped photos of Ringo and George on the adjacent page. In fine condition, with a small portion of McCartney’s signature going over the tape and onto the bottom of the image. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

679. Beatles: Paul McCartney. Abbey

Road album signed on the front cover in black felt tip. In very good condition, with scattered creases, surface marks, and impressions, light rubbing to covers, and mild ‘ring of wear’ to cover. The record is included. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from noted Beatles expert Frank Caiazzo stating the signature was obtained in person in 2008. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Beatles classic signed in-person 680. Beatles: Paul McCartney. Sgt. Pep-

per’s Lonely Hearts Club band CD signed on the front of the sleeve in black felt tip. In fine condition. The CD is included. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from noted Beatles expert Perry Cox and noted Beatles expert Frank Caiazzo stating the signature was acquired in-person on June 1, 2010, in Washington, D. C. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/ REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

One of the greatest albums of all time 681. The Carpenters. Close to

You album signed in blue ballpoint, “’Carpenters,’ Richard Carpenter,” and “Karen Carpenter.” Scattered light overall creasing, light ‘ring of wear,’ and general rubbing wear, otherwise fine condition. The record is included. In 2003, Rolling Stone ranked Close to You, the Carpenters’ second album, at number 175 in their list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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682. Karen Carpenter. Bold

685. Eddie Cochran.

Dynamic, pioneering rock ’n’ roll musician (1938–1960), best known for his hit ‘Summertime Blues,’ who met his untimely end in a fatal automobile crash at the age of 22. Vintage ballpoint signature, “Eddie Cochran,” on a light green 3 x 2.5 album page. In fine condition, with some scattered light toning and soiling. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/ REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

felt tip signature, “Hi! Karen Carpenter,” on an off-white 5 x 3 card. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

683. Eric Clapton. Signed

book: Eric Clapton: The Autobiography. Limited edition, first edition, #488/1000. London: Century, 2007. Hardcover with slipcase, 6.25 x 9.5, 392 pages, signed in black felt tip on the limitations page. In fine condition, with some light rubbing to front cover. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

686. George M. Cohan. Vin-

tage ink signature, “Sincerely, George M. Cohan,” on an offwhite 3.5 x 2 card. In very good condition, with scattered toning and soiling, a couple brushes to signature, and mounting remnants on reverse. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Vintage country stars including Cline, Cash, and Ritter 684. Patsy Cline and Country Stars.

Vintage leather-bound autograph album, 6 x 5, signed inside in ballpoint and pencil by 28, including some country music greats, almost all single page, with just a few back to back, with most inscribing to Chris. Signers include: Patsy Cline, “To Chris, Your pal & Thanks, Patsy Cline,” Johnny Cash, Tex Ritter, Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs, Roy Acuff, Johnny Cash, Minnie Pearl, and Pee Wee King. Mild overall toning to pages, Scrugg’s and Flatt’s signatures light, but mostly legible due to reduced ink flow, and scattered wear to covers, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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689. Cowboy Copas. Country singer

687. Nat King Cole.

Vintage glossy 8 x 10 Universal Pictures publicity photo of a smiling Cole, signed in blue ballpoint, “Best wishes, Nat King Cole.” Some rippling at the bottom, scattered impressions, and signature a shade light, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“Please mail me...The Dilemma of American Music and...the number containing the Copland Score” 688. Aaron Copland. ALS, one

page, 5 x 8, personal letterhead, October 8, 1954. In part: “Enclosed please find check for 2.50 for which please mail me…D. G. Mason— The Dilemma of American Music and…Musical Mercury—the number containing the Copland Score as listed in your catalogue.” A few creases, pencil notations, and a staple hole at the top left corner, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

who died in the plane crash that also killed Patsy Cline. Vintage glossy 8 x 10.5 cardstock publicity photo, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint “To Fern, Sincerely, Cowboy Copas WSM.” In fine condition, with some scattered light creases and surface marks and surface impressions to top right. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

690. Aaron Copland.

Early TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, June 3, 1946. In part: “If you care to you mail me your Cinderella to the above address. I think I ought to warn you, however, that whatever my reaction I am unable to undertake any new project for at least a year. In view of that you may wish to hold on to it until then.” Intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, punch holes to left edge and some toning along right edge, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Dylan baseball from his minor league ballpark tour 691. Bob Dylan. Official Wilson Frontier League baseball signed in black ballpoint on a side panel by Dylan, on another side panel by Willie Nelson, and on a third side panel in black felt tip by John Mellencamp. In fine condition, with a few small areas where ink in Dylan’s signature has slightly lightened over time. Dylan, Nelson, and Mellencamp toured minor league ballparks in 2009. A desirable signature on a highly unusual format. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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692. Bob Dylan. Signed book: Rolling Thunder Logbook. Later printing. NY: Penguin Books, 1978. Softcover, 7 x 10, 184 pages. Signed and inscribed in red ink on page 95, opposite a full-page image of Dylan at Jack Kerouac’s grave, to Australian poet and music journalist Adrian Rawlins, “To Adrian, All happiness and best wishes to you, Bob Dylan, Sydney, Australia, 2/86.” Inscribed autographs of Dylan are rare from any era; this example for Rawlins, who wrote extensively on Dylan and compiled his articles in a book ‘Bob Dylan Through the Looking Glass,’ was procured during the Australian leg of the ‘True Confessions’ tour in 1986. Scattered creases, surface marks, impressions and soiling to covers, a price label on back cover, some slight foxing to opening pages, and a pencil notation to first free end page, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Vintage Easter Jubilee program signed by 20 including Jackie Wilson, Bobby Darin, and Alan Freed 693. Alan Freed’s Easter Jubilee. Original vintage

program from Alan Freed’s 1955 Easter Jubilee, 9 x 12, signed inside in blue ballpoint by 20 of the show’s participants next to their respective images, with almost all inscribing to Ruthie. Signers include: Jackie Wilson, Fats Domino, Bobby Darin, Fabian, Duane Eddy, Alan Freed, Jimmy Clanton, Tommy Leonetti, Dale Hawkins, Larry Williams, Jo Ann Campbell, The Impalas, Sandy Stewart, Bobby Freeman, and Joe Medlin. Both front and back covers detached, expected handling wear, light creases to covers, and some mild toning to inside pages, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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694. Duke Ellington. Glossy 8

x 10 publicity photo for Duke Ellington and his Famous Orchestra, signed in black felt tip, “Good luck, Duke Ellington.” In fine condition, with scattered light creases and a couple of corner tip dings. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

696. Bill Haley and His Comets.

Vintage 3.5 x 5.5 cardstock photo, signed in red ballpoint by Haley and also signed in pencil by four of the Comets, with one inscribing to Barbara. Reverse is also signed in pencil by Comets Johnny Grande, Joey Ambrose, Dick Richards, and Marshall Lytle. In very good condition, with old tape remnant to top and bottom edges, with top strip lightly affecting top of last name of Haley’s signature, a few creases, and light to moderate contrast to band’s signatures on the image. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Oversized color Dead photo from Rolling Stone 695. Grateful Dead. Color 10 x 12.75 Rolling Stone magazine photo of the band from the

August 7, 1980, issue, signed in blue felt tip by Jerry Garcia, Brent Mydland, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, and Mickey Hart. Matted and framed to an overall size of 16.5 x 19.25. In fine condition, with a central horizontal fold, a few small creases and dings, and mild overall toning to borders. Group images of this size are not common. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/ REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Spectacular purple signatures of the Jimi Hendrix Experience on a vintage psychedelic Family Dog postcard 698. Jimi Hendrix Experience. Fantastic

and rare vintage 6.5 x 4.5 Family Dog postcard signed on the reverse in purple ballpoint by all three members, “Love always, Jimi Hendrix,” “Noel Redding xx,” and “Love, Mitch xxx.” In fine condition, with two slight creases to the right edge, mild toning, and slight brushing to the “e” in Hendrix’s signature. The postcard, created by San Francisco-based Family Dog Productions to promote a Youngbloods show at the Avalon Ballroom, features the distinctive artwork of the late 60’s music scene. Signed by the era’s greatest guitarist and his band, this postcard is a microcosm of popular culture in the heyday of hippiedom. The outstanding condition of the postcard and signatures makes this the best Jimi Hendrix Experience item we have ever seen. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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“We are having a big time but the driving is pretty tiresome”—an eerie message accompanied by a rare 45 rpm of ‘That’ll Be The Day’ 699. Buddy Holly. One of the earliest and biggest of the rock

‘n’ roll stars, Holly died tragically in a plane crash February 3, 1959, en route to a concert. ALS in pencil signed “Buddy” on the correspondence side of a 5.5 x 3.25 government postcard, no date [postmarked Birmingham, Alabama, January 12, 1957]. Holly writes home to “Dear Mother and Dad.” In full: “Just a line to let you know we are all fine and dandy (Jim dandy). I won’t write much as I will call you tonite, probably. We are having a big time but the driving is pretty tiresome. A little homesick in a way, too. Anyhow we will end up in Memphis on the 23rd. Probably get home the 24 (25 at the latest).” Letter is housed in a removable Lucite display stand to an overall size of 7 x 5. A few light postal ink traces to text and tiny adhesive spot to address side, otherwise fine, bright condition. Accompanied by an original unsigned mint condition Brunswick Records 45 rpm single of ‘That’ll Be The Day/I’m Lookin’ For Someone To Love,’ in its original sleeve. Holly was well on his way to stardom when he wrote his parents letting them know all was well. Opening for Elvis Presley and Bill Haley & His Comets had garnered attention from record executives, with Decca Records signing him to a contract. As his rise to stardom continued, Holly would be informed, ten days after this letter, that his Decca contract would not be renewed. Unmoved, he quickly signed a new deal with Brunswick Records as well as signing on as a solo artist with Coral Records. A sentimental message of a young artist already pressed for time...and whose life was about to become much more hectic. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RRAuction COA.…(MB $300)

700. Buddy Holly. Original 1958

Buddy Holly and the Crickets U. K. tour concert program cover, front and back, 8.5 x 10.5, signed in black ballpoint on the back cover featuring a full-page image of Holly and his band. In very good condition, with edge tears, scattered creases and wrinkles, and several remnants of professionally removed signatures to the inside.

Many rock historians point to this tour of Great Britain by Buddy Holly & The Crickets as a major turning point in popular music. The British loved American rock ‘n’ roll and the personal appearance of one of their favorite groups gave young English rockers a first-hand look at how the music was actually made. Paul McCartney would later recall watching Buddy Holly perform on Sunday Night at The London Palladium television program just to see which chords Holly used and where he placed his guitar capo. The 25-date concert tour in March 1958, which included visits to seven different venues in the greater London metro area, was wildly received by fans. When the “British Invasion” arrived on American shores in 1964, it was led by musicians such as Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Keith Richards, and others who were forever moved by the 1958 visit of Buddy Holly and The Crickets to England. It is entirely fitting that the Rolling Stones’ first big hit was Buddy Holly & The Crickets’ ‘Not Fade Away.’ Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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701. Jackson Five.

704. Erich Wolfgang Korngold. Czechoslo-

Vintage ballpoint signatures, “To Jon, Michael Jackson, Be Cool,” “Marlon Jackson,” “Jermaine Jackson 5,” “Randy Jackson,” “Jackie,” and “Joe Jackson,” on the reverse of an off-white 6 x 9 Cincinnati Royals Basketball Club envelope. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, scattered creasing and soiling, and foxing and dampstaining to edges. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

702. Jerome Kern. AMQS

at the bottom of a young boy’s 1933 letter to Kern seeking his autograph. Letter measures 5.25 x 5.5 with Kern adding a four-bar AMQS from ‘Music in the Air,’ signed underneath the quote by Kern. In fine condition, with some mild toning and a crease to lower right corner. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

vakian-born composer (1897–1957) who, after producing much wellreceived “serious” music (including the still-important opera ‘Die Tote Stadt’), enjoyed great success as one of the most respected and indemand film composers of the 1930s and 1940s. Nominated for a total of four Academy Awards, Korngold won two, for Anthony Adverse (1936) and The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938). Vintage glossy 8 x 10 photo, signed and inscribed in fountain pen “To Harry Flynn, Jr., with thanks and best wishes! Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Hollywood, 1943,” with a musical staff drawn underneath his signature. In very good condition, with scattered creases and surface marks, rusty paperclip marks to top and bottom edge, and light silvering to darker areas, visible only at an angle. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

705. Frederick Loewe.

Austrian-American composer (1901-1988), he collaborated with lyricist Alan Jay Lerner on Broadway musicals My Fair Lady and Camelot. Vintage fountain pen signature, “Frederick Loewe,” on an off-white 5 x 3 card. In fine condition, with a light horizontal impression running through portion of signature. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Jerome Kern does business with a Gershwin 703. Jerome Kern. Highly regarded American songwriter (1885–1945) best known for the musical Showboat and for such standards as “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes.” Personal check, 8.25 x 3, filled out and signed by Kern, “Jerome D. Kern,” payable to acclaimed lyricist Ira Gershwin for $37.00, February 4, 1939. Check is endorsed on reverse by Gershwin, “For deposit only, Ira Gershwin.” In very good condition, with three vertical folds, one through the “K” in Kern’s signature, scattered light creases, a light cancellation stamp over part of Kern’s signature, expected cancellation holes which do not affect signature, and a couple light creases through Gershwin’s endorsement on the reverse. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Mingus promises to pay his union money lent to him by famed drummer Lee Young 706. Charles Mingus. Influ-

ential jazz bassist and composer (1922–1979) whose complex, innovative works meld elements of jazz, classical, and gospel. DS, signed “Charles Mingus, Jr,” one page, 8.5 x 11, July 27, 1945. In full: “I, Charles Mingus, hereby promise to pay in to the office of Musicians Local 767, 1710 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles, Calif., the sum of $105.00, which was loaned to me by Lee Young, orchestra leader. I agree to make weekly payments of $35.00 [amount crossed out by Young who has penciled and initialed “$25.00 L.Y.] per week, until the total amount of $105.00 is paid, starting August 4, 1945.” Signed at the conclusion in pencil by Mingus and witness William Woodman, Jr., and signed in fountain pen as a witness by Nathaniel P. Bates. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, scattered wrinkles and creases, and mirroring of the Bates signature. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

707. Mills Brothers. Vintage fountain pen signatures of Donald,

John, Herbert, and Harry Mills on an off-white 3.25 x 3.75 slip clipped from the back of an envelope. One of the brothers has also inscribed to Moe and added a date of January 24, 1932. Slip is affixed to an identical size clipped program page. In very good condition, with scattered toning and soiling. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Scarce portrait of the unique jazz man 708. Charles Mingus. Influential jazz bassist and composer

(1922–1979) whose complex, innovative works meld elements of jazz, classical, and gospel. Rare matte-finish 5.25 x 7.5 photo of Mingus playing his bass on stage, signed in blue ballpoint. Matted and framed to an overall size of 9.25 x 11.75. Some scattered light creases, a few surface impressions from writing on reverse, and some light contrast to a couple letters of signature against dark background, otherwise fine condition. Mingus is seldom seen in signed photos. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Rare portrait signed as ‘The Bird’ storms through Europe 709. Charlie Parker. Considered one of the most

influential jazz musicians ever, Parker and Dizzy Gillespie helped develop Bebop as a reaction against the prevalent swing music of the period. His personal life was not as successful—plagued by troubles which included drugs and alcohol and suicide attempts. Vintage 8 x 5.75 photo, clipped from a foreign tour program, signed and inscribed in fountain pen “To Birgit, Regards, Charlie Parker.” Reverse is signed by Roy Eldridge. In fine condition. Signed images of Parker, no matter what size, are always scarce and desirable. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

710. Edith Piaf. Dis-

tinctive French chanteuse (1915–1963), who attained worldwide popularity in the 1940s and 1950s and was revered as one of France’s cultural treasures. Vintage glossy 7 x 9 headand-shoulders photo, signed and inscribed in fountain pen in French. In good condition, with trimmed edges, light contrast to portion of signature and inscription, and scattered noticeable creasing. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

711. Elvis Presley.

Vintage ballpoint signature, “Elvis Presley,” on the reverse of an off-white 5 x 3.5 piece of a Lucky Strike cigarette label. Two vertical creases passing through signature, irregular edges, light show-through from logos on reverse, and light overall creasing and wrinkling, otherwise very good condition. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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Powell sells the rights to one of his intimate jazz solos 712. Earl ‘Bud’ Powell. Jazz pianist (1924-1966). DS, four pages on two adjoining sheets, 8.25 x 16.5, July 26, 1949. Uniform popular songwriters contract between J. J. Robbins and Powell in which Powell sells “a certain unpublished original musical composition… entitled Strictly Confidential,” in exchange for no money, but with a fixed royalty of three cents per copy, 50% of foreign royalties, 10% of orchestrations, and 50% of electrical transcriptions. Signed on the last page by Powell. In fine condition. ‘Strictly Confidential’ was one of a series of informal performances recorded in Francis Paudras’ apartment in Paris. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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715. Queen. Signed book: 40 Years of Queen. First edition. Eng-

713. Elvis Presley. Bold ink signature, “Thanks, Elvis Presley,” on a light pink 5 x 4.5 album page. In fine condition, with a bit of trivial edge toning and a slight brush to last letter of signature. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

land: Carlton Books, 2011. Hardcover with dustjacket, 10 x 11.5, 92 pages. Signed on the title page in silver ink by Brian May and Roger Taylor. In fine condition. The book is housed in a stunning slipcase and is packed with memorabilia and many high quality reproductions of handwritten lyrics, ticket stubs, tour posters, backstage passes, and an exclusive interview CD. Signed copies of this book are extremely rare and came directly from the publisher. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Early Sun promo photo, signed at the Louisiana Hayride 714. Elvis Presley. Captivating vintage glossy 8 x 10 Sun Records promotional photo of a young Presley in a suit and tie, signed in fountain pen, “Yours, Elvis Presley.” Reverse is signed in ballpoint and pencil by five others, including his bass player, Bill Black, and famed country music artist Floyd Cramer, Merle Kilgore, Jimmy Day, and one other. Surface impressions from signatures on reverse, some affecting the facial area, as well as some scattered light creases and surface marks, and two small pieces of mounting remnants on the reverse, otherwise very good condition. The presence of the autographs of steel guitarist Jimmy Day, pianist Floyd Kramer, and guitarist Merle Kilgore, point to the likelihood that the photograph was procured during one of Elvis’s weekly Saturday night bookings on ‘The Louisiana Hayride,’ broadcast on KWKH from Shreveport’s Municipal Memorial Auditorium. His first year-long contract commenced in November 1954, having made his debut several weeks earlier on the heels of the release of his first Sun Records single, ‘That’s All Right’/‘Blue Moon of Kentucky,’ the previous July. Securing a regular spot on the Hayride was no easy task, and despite a lukewarm reception during the first of two shows on his October 16 debut with his Blue Moon Boys (Scotty Moore and Bill Black), the second house was filled with a younger crowd receptive to the 19-year old’s “new distinctive style,” as described by MC Frank Page. Day, Cramer and Kilgore were members of the Hayride’s house band, backing many of the performers, including giving extra support to the Blue Moon Boys during Elvis tenure in Shreveport. From a historical standpoint, the ability to expose his rockabilly/rhythm & blues style to a vast radio audience, Elvis Presley’s weekly appearances on the Louisiana Hayride was his launch pad to stardom. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Contract for the 1968 Comeback Special, one of the most significant events in Elvis’ momentous career

716. Elvis Presley. DS, two pages, 8.5 x 11, August 20, 1968. Agreement between Elvis, Colonel Tom Parker, RCA Records, and the Singer Company regarding the financial arrangements between the parties for Presley’s upcoming comeback special. In part: “Regarding the special limited edition of a Singer low price album in connection with the special promotion for this fall’s Elvis Presley Television Special…A guarantee by the Singer Company to RCA for 100,000 copies, non-returnable merchandising tie-in, with RCA as follows. Thirty five cents per copy with a guarantee of 100,000 no-returnable copies, a total of $35,000.00 payable upon shipment…Any copies sold over and above the 100,000 copies guarantee thirty five cents per copy…Payment every 90 days. The Singer Company will have a 90 day exclusive on this album. After 90 days this album is to go on the Camden label…under the terms and conditions of a $25,000.00 advance…Any music royalties or other payments due must be paid in addition to the merchandising royalty. The complete presentation of the layout must be approved by All Star Shows.” Signed on the second page in blue ballpoint by Presley, in black ink by Colonel Parker, and in blue ballpoint by Harry E. Jenkins. Impressively double suede matted and framed, with the Singer album and an informational plaque stating that this document was originally acquired at a 1999 auction at Graceland, to an overall size of 50.5 x 23. In fine condition. After a series of mediocre films and mundane songs that left Elvis’ career stagnating while artists like the Beatles and Bob Dylan dominated the charts, he was in need of a major comeback event. The 1968 television special Elvis, sponsored by the Singer Sewing Machine Company, was just that. In the mind of manager Colonel Tom Parker, the ‘Singer Special’ TV show was to be another gimmicky quick-buck performance, with Elvis wearing a Santa suit and performing Christmas songs. But Elvis and the show’s producer Steve Binder both wanted it to be a true comeback performance that would restore his musical reputation and put him back at the top of the charts. The event marked one of the only times that Elvis stood up to Parker, deciding to perform the show “Binder’s way,” singing his old hits with his old band. The result was an enormously successful TV special and a best-selling accompanying album featuring the show’s performances. A rare document signed by both Presley and Parker marking the event that put the King back at the top. Oversized. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

717. Queen. Color limited edition 10 x 14 Queen fan club promotional lithograph for Innuendo,

signed in black felt tip by Brian May, Roger Taylor, and John Deacon. In fine condition, with an embossed stamp to lower left corner. Litho was a prize given out by the band’s fan club to promote their new album Innuendo. Signed items relating to the Innuendo album are quite scarce and highly prized by collectors. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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A Night At The Opera presented to a fellow rock and roller in 1976 718. Queen. A Night At The Opera album signed and inscribed on the front cover, “All the best Bill, Brian May,” “Freddie Mercury,” “John Deacon,” and “Keep Yourself Alive! Roger Taylor.” A ‘Night At The Opera’ backstage pass is affixed to the back cover. In very good condition, with scattered toning and soiling to covers and gatefold, light ‘ring of wear’ to covers, some light foxing along hinge, crease to back cover, and a yellow dot affixed to top right corner of cover. The record is included. Signatures were acquired on February 2, 1976, when the band played the Tower Theatre in Philadelphia and is accompanied by a letter of provenance from the original recipient of the signatures, who himself was in a rock group and whose manager arranged a meeting with Queen. At the time of its release, A Night at the Opera was the most expensive album ever recorded. The highlight of the album, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ is often considered their magnum opus, and one of the greatest rock songs of all time. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Redding gets his money for his original composition ‘Swinging on a String’ 719. Otis Redding.

Singer, known as the “King of Soul,” who died tragically in a plane crash at the age of 26; a month thereafter ‘(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay’ was posthumously released and became his only number one single. DS, signed “Otis Redding, Jr, Comp” one page, 8.5 x 14, August 5, 1966. Royalties agreement between Redding and East Publications Inc. in which Redding sells the rights to his song, ‘Swinging On A String,’ with Redding receiving five cents per copy of piano copies and orchestration, 50% of all foreign sales, and mechanical reproductions. Agreement further states that Redding receives 100% of the money. Neatly signed at the bottom in black ink by Redding. In fine condition, with a few light wrinkles and bends. The song ‘Swinging on a String,’ appears on Redding’s 1970 posthumously released album Tell The Truth. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

Original Stones line-up 720. Rolling Stones. Vintage glossy 5.5 x 3.5 postcard photo of the group, signed on the reverse in blue ballpoint by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, and Charlie Watts, and in black felt tip by Bill Wyman. In fine condition, with a bit of light edge toning and foxing and surface impressions to image side from signatures. Accompanied by a copy of a letter of provenance from the woman who acquired the signatures. Also accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks. An exceptional collection of early Stones signatures, crisp and clear. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Huge Stones signatures on Tattoo You artwork 721. Rolling Stones. Color 21.5 x 34 lithograph of their Tattoo

You cover art, signed in red felt tip by Mick Jagger and in black felt tip by Keith Richards, Ron Wood, and Charlie Watts. Rolled and in fine condition. Accompanied by a composite photo taken at time of private signing. Boasting large and bold signatures, this is an impressive and desirable display piece. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

722. Rolling Stones: Brian Jones. All Stars

’64 rock and roll show souvenir program, 8.5 x 11, signed on the front cover in blue ballpoint by Jones, and also signed and inscribed on the front cover by Fenmen drummer Jon Povey. Program is also signed inside by Jet Harris, a member of the LeRoys, and two more members of the Fenmen. In very good condition, with at least one page missing from inside (biographies of the Rolling Stones), a central horizontal fold, and scattered creasing and handling wear. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

723. Beverly Sills. AMQS on an off-white 7.25 x 3.25 sheet of music paper. Sills pens four bars of an unidentified work, writing at the top, “My mother is my strongest influence. The Talk Show should be fun.” Signed at the bottom, “Beverly Sills.” In fine condition, with a central vertical fold. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope addressed in Sills’s hand. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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724. Frank Sinatra.

Vintage ink signature and inscription, “All the best to Gotham Recording. Happy Grooves! Frank Sinatra,” on an off-white 8 x 11 guest book page. Page is also signed and inscribed “Best wishes to Gotham Recording, Benny Goodman,” and also signed and inscribed on the reverse by John and Penny Olsen and Frank Gifford. In fine condition, with a bit of mild toning to edges. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The album that made them superstars 725. U2. The Joshua Tree album signed on the front cover in blue ballpoint “Bono,” and “Edge,” and in black felt tip, “Adam,” and “Larry.” In very good condition, with scattered creases and edge wear, heavier to back cover, and a few small stains to front cover. The record is included. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Super rare 1979 comical Van Halen Christmas card 726. Van Halen. Extremely rare 1979 Van Halen Christmas card. Card measures 8 x 5.25 closed with an image of the band in a hilarious Christmas pose with Eddie as part of the tree, David Lee Roth as a shocked looking elf, Alex as a cigar chomping Santa, and Michael Anthony as Baby New Year toasting with Jack Daniels. Inside features an image of their classic logo and is signed inside in blue felt tip by Eddie Van Halen and in black ballpoint by Alex Van Halen, Michael Anthony, and David Lee Roth, leaving off his last name. Card was part of a promotion and was given out with their pre-debut Looney Tunes red vinyl promotional album. Scattered toning and creasing, dampstaining to edges, and tack holes to two edges, otherwise fine condition. Consignor notes card was originally acquired by a Warner Bros employee in 1979. Only a very scant handful of these cards are known to exist and are in great demand by collectors. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

729. Gene Vincent.

727. Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble. Fender

Stratocaster guitar tag, measuring 6 x 4 open, signed inside in black ballpoint, “String to String, SR Vaughan 95,” and signed underneath by Reese Wynans, adding a small keyboard sketch. Outside of the tag is signed in black ballpoint by Chris Layton and Tommy Shannon, who inscribes to Bubba. In very good condition, with scattered creasing and toning, light contrast to Vaughan’s signature over printed text, scattered adhesive remnants and bottom portion of tag filled out in an unknown hand. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

728. Stevie Ray Vaughan. In 1983, fol-

lowing his rise to popularity as the lead guitarist on David Bowie’s Let’s Dance album, Vaughan released his debut album, Texas Flood, and the following year he released Couldn’t Stand the Weather, a commercial and critical success. He continued to tour and record, until his death at the age of 35 in a 1990 helicopter crash. Felt tip signature and inscription, “To Merri, with love! Stevie Ray Vaughan ‘89,” on an off-white 5.5 x 4.25 sheet. Scattered light creases and wrinkles, and some light haloing to signature, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

First generation Rock ’n’ Roller who achieved legendary status with songs such as ‘Be-Bop-A-Lula’ and ‘Lotta Lovin’; he died in 1971 aged 36. Scarce vintage 8.25 x 11 cardstock publicity photo for Vincent at the Frontier Club in Minneapolis, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint “To Terry, Thanks, Gene Vincent.” In very good condition, with moderate creasing and dampstaining to top right, some lighter staining to lower left, and a few other edge dings. Consignor notes signature was acquired in the late 1960s at the Frontier Club. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

730. Gene Vincent. Ballpoint

signature on an o ff - w h i t e s l i p . Double matted and framed with a ticket stub to a Vincent concert at the Gaumont Theatre in Ipswich, a 45 rpm record of ‘Be-Bop-A-Lula,’ and a photo of Vincent lighting a cigarette to an overall size of 22.25 x 17.5. In fine condition. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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731. Beatles: Andy White

732. Aerosmith

733. Aerosmith

734. Beach Boys

735. Beach Boys: Brian Wilson

736. Beatles: Yoko Ono MB $100

737. Beatles: Klaus Voormann

738. Chicago

739. Alice Cooper

740. Alice Cooper

741. Def Leppard MB $100

742. The Doors: Manzarek and Krieger

745. Marianne Faithfull

746. Marianne Faithfull

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743. Duran Duran MB $100

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744. The Eagles: Randy Meisner MB $100

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747. The Guess Who MB $100

748. Guns N’ Roses: Axl Rose

749. Guns N’ Roses: Axl Rose

750. Heart

751. The Hollies

752. Billy Joel

753. Journey

754. B. B. King

755. The Misfits

756. The Ramones

757. Bruce Springsteen

758. Van Halen

759. Van Halen

760. Vanilla Fudge

761. Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Double Trouble

762. ZZ Top

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763. James Brown

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765. The Kinks: Davies and Gibbons

766. The Kinks: Ray Davies

767. James Taylor

768. Neil Diamond

769. Bill Hayes

770. David Raksin

771. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

772. Johnny Cash MB $100

773. Rolling Stones: Bill Wyman

774. Grace Slick

775. Jerry Wexler

776. The Ramones

777. The Monkees

778. Motley Crue

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764. Devo

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779. Yoko Ono MB $100

780. Elvis Presley’s Musicians & Songwriters

781. The B-52s MB $100

782. The Band: Levon Helm

783. Beatles: Pete Best

784. Black Flag

785. Hip Hop Legends

786. Drummers

787. Carl Perkins MB $100

788. Emerson, Lake, and Palmer

789. Ira Gershwin

790. Beatles Contributors

791. Iron Butterfly

792. Melanie

793. Musicians

794. Steppenwolf

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796. Eddie and Alex Van Halen

797. AC/DC

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798. Aerosmith: Steven Tyler

799. Chuck Berry

800. Blink 182

801. The Eagles

802. Eminem

803. Extreme

804. Guns N’ Roses

805. Jackson 5

806. The Monkees: Davy Jones

795. Stories: Ian Lloyd

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807. Willie Nelson MB $150

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808. Ozzy Osbourne MB $150

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809. Rolling Stones: Ronnie Wood MB $200

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810. Cat Stevens MB $150

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811. Stone Temple Pilots

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813. The Who: Pete Townshend

814. Neil Young

815. Led Zeppelin: Plant and Page

816. AC/DC

817. Michael Jackson

818. Dave Matthews

819. Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta

820. Musicians and Entertainers

821. Musicians and Entertainers

822. Beatles: The Quarrymen

823. Blondie

824. Grateful Dead: Tom Constanten

825. Grateful Dead: Tom Constanten

826. Jimi Hendrix: Juma Sultan

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812. James Taylor

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827. Musicians

828. Steve Perry

829. The Ramones

830. Guitarists

831. Jimi Hendrix Tribute

832. Jazz Legends

833. Gene Krupa and Benny Goodman

834. Loretta Lynn

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837. The Kinks: Ray Davies

838. KISS: Ace Frehley

840. Lovin’ Spoonful

841. John Williams

842. Addams Family: Vic Mizzy

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835. Beatles: Andy White MB $100

839. Lady Gaga MB $100

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836. Chuck Berry

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843. Michael Jackson

844. Maurice Jarre

845. Jobriath

846. Moby Grape

847. Les Paul and Mary Ford

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849. Beatles: Sid Bernstein

850. Blues Legends

851. Classic Rock

852. Classic Rock

853. Fats Domino

854. Guitarists

855. Hip Hop Artists

856. Jazz Musicians

857. Journey

858. Melanie

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859. Musicians MB $100

863. Four Tops

860. Les Paul MB $100

861. Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famers

862. Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famers

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864. Bad Company: Simon Kirke

865. Beach Boys

866. Alice Cooper

867. Greg Kihn

868. Lovin’ Spoonful

869. Sugarloaf

870. Allman Brothers

871. Beach Boys

872. Jefferson Airplane: Paul Kantner

873. Ben E. King

874. Lynyrd Skynyrd

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875. Barry McGuire

876. The Turtles

879. Adele

880. Aerosmith

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877. Musicians

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Beatles: George Martin MB $100

878. ABBA MB $100

882. Beatles: Andy White MB $100

883. Sidor Belarsky

884. Tony Bennett

885. Chuck Berry

886. Big Audio Dynamite

887. Eubie Blake

888. Blues Brothers

889. Blues Legends

890. British Rock Legends

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891. Cab Calloway

892. Johnny Cash

893. Chubby Checker

894. Classic Rock Legends

895. Alice Cooper

896. Elvis Costello

897. Cream: Jack Bruce

898. Bobby Darin

899. Bobby Darin

900. Doobie Brothers

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902. Ruth Etting

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903. Face to Face MB $100

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904. Fillmore East MB $100

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England Dan and John Ford Coley MB $100

905. Aretha Franklin MB $100

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906. Aretha Franklin MB $100

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907. J. Geils Band

908. The Gentrys

909. Georgia Satellites

910. Benny Goodman

911. Guitar Legends

912. Arlo Guthrie

913. Buddy Guy

914. Hair Bands

915. Howard Hanson

916. Debbie Harry MB $100

917. Jimi Hendrix: Band of Gypsies

918. Claude Hopkins

920. Whitney Houston

921. Billy Idol

922. Michael Jackson

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919. Lena Horne MB $100

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923. Michael Jackson

924. Jefferson Airplane

925. Judas Priest

926. Kansas

927. Mario Lanza

928. John Lennon Tribute

929. Lovin’ Spoonful

930. Lovin’ Spoonful

931. Lynyrd Skynyrd

932. Lynyrd Skynyrd

933. Lynyrd Skynyrd

934. Henry Mancini

935. Bob Marley’s Wailers

936. Martha and the Vandellas

937. Glenn Miller

938. Luciano Pavarotti

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939. Luciano Pavarotti MB $100

943. The Ramones

940. Peter, Paul, and Mary MB $100

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Pink Floyd: Alan Parsons MB $100

942. The Ramones MB $200

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944. Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famers

945. Rolling Stones: Mick Jagger

946. Zoot Sims

947. Grace Slick

948. Grace Slick

949. Kate Smith

950. Steppenwolf

951. Barbra Streisand

952. The Supremes

953. Virgil Thomson

954. The Turtles

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955. Van Halen

956. Van Halen

957. Sarah Vaughan

958. Village People

959. The Who

960. The Who

961. John Williams

962. Woodstock

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All autographs authenticated by one or more of the following‌

963. Woodstock MB $200

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964. Christopher Cross MB $100

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classic entertainment Large vintage Hollywood collection of over 1300 signatures including Brando, Hepburn, Wayne, and an early Garland

966. Actors and Actresses. Sizable vintage autograph collection consisting of 25 autograph albums containing a little over 1000 autographs and approximately 300 loose album pages. Almost all of the pages contained within the albums are single-signed and single-page, with almost all signatures being in ink, with most signers having inscribed to Jack as well. Signers include: Judy Garland (2, including one from 1937), Audrey Hepburn, Marlon Brando, Gary Cooper, John Wayne, Peter Lorre, Lou Costello, Jane Darwell, Cary Grant, Edith Piaf, Darla Hood, Bobby Jordan, Gail Russell, Thomas Mitchell, Glenn Strange, Ingrid Bergman, Peter Lawford, Ernie Kovacs, Errol Flynn, Hugh Griffith, Ernest Thesiger, Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier, Charles Laughton, Chico Marx, William Frawley, Primo Carnera, Jack Haley, Anna Magnani, Dorothy Dandridge, Nick Adams, Claude Rains, Stan Laurel, Jayne Mansfield, Johnny Weismuller, Orson Welles, Spencer Tracy, Irene Ryan, Donald Crisp, Victor McLaglen, Susan Hayward, George Stevens, Richard Burton, Katina Paxinou, Marjorie Main, and Percy Kilbride. A pencil signature of Elvis Presley is included, which rates in fair condition. In very good overall condition. A wonderful collection from the ‘golden age’ of Hollywood, totaling over 1300 meticulously acquired signatures. A more comprehensive list is available for download at rrauction.com. RRAuction COA.…(MB $500) Classic Entertainment 197

Over 100 stars of the stage including Karloff, Olivier, Leigh, and Katharine and Audrey Hepburn 967. Actors and Actresses. Signed book:

Great Stars of the American Stage. First edition. NY: Greenberg, 1952. Hardcover, 9.25 x 12.25. Signed on the opening and closing end pages by Katherine Hepburn, Boris Karloff, Henry Fonda, Monty Clift, Deborah Kerr, Audrey Hepburn, Burgess Meredith, Una Merkel, Vera Zorina, Brian Aherne, James Mitchell, Clifford Odets, Judy Holliday, Martha Scott, Ruth Draper, Mel Ferrer, Geraldine Page, Howard Lindsay, Harry Belafonte, Frank Conroy, Edna Hopper, Bill Hayes, Myron McCormick, and many others. Also signed inside by their respective photographs by Frances Starr, Walter Hampden, Billie Burke, Victor Moore, Virginia Brian, Florence Reed, Mary Boland, Eva Le Galliene, Ina Claire, Alfred Lunt, Lynn Fontanne, Dennis King, Judith Anderson, Hazel Dawn, Peggy Wood, Helen Hayes, Ruth Gordon, Katharine Cornell, Josephine Hull, Fredric March, Lillian Gish, Beatrice Lillie, Bert Lahr, Tallulah Bankhead, Ethel Merman, Maurice Evans, Mary Martin, John Gielgud, Shirley Booth, Ethel Waters, Laurence Olivier, Betty Field, Alfred Drake, Uta Hagen, Sidney Blackmer, Jose Ferrer, Judith Evelyn, Vivien Leigh (2x), Yul Brunner, Julie Harris, Barbara Bel Geddes, Charlton Heston, Charles Nolte, Carol Channing, Margaret Phillips, Eli Wallach, Maureen Stapleton, Douglas Watson, and Joan McCracken. Front cover almost completely separated, spine partially detached, mild to moderate toning to opening and closing pages, and scattered wear to covers, otherwise very good condition. An impressive assemblage of a who’s who of 1950s Hollywood. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

“Investigation of this phenomenon proved to be of major Freudian significance and indicated a repressed impulse to play the harp nude at the Boston Philharmonic” 968. Woody Allen. TLS, one page, 5 x 7, December 31, 1963. Letter to Leonard Lyons of the New York Post. In full: “Please forgive the crass bungling of your thank-you note as regards my failure to sign it. Investigation of this phenomenon proved to be of major Freudian significance and indicated a repressed impulse to play the harp nude at the Boston Philharmonic. Limited space prevents me from going into the associations involved but a transcript of my analysis can be obtained by writing to: Doctor, Box 802, Grand Central Station, New York. Should the doctor fail to reply, please understand that intense shyness plus an animal fear of death keep him confined to his luggage locker for long periods of time.” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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970. Josephine Baker. Outstanding vintage glossy 6.75 x 9.25 photo of Baker in a strapless dress, signed and inscribed in fountain pen “To ‘Eno,’ with affection, from your Josephine, 1955.” In very good condition, with scattered creasing, some irregular ink adhesion in the signature and inscription, trimmed edges, and staple holes to the edges and corners. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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972. Josephine Baker. Regal

976. Theda Bara. Vin-

vintage glossy 8 x 10 full-length photo, signed and inscribed in fountain pen “To Edna, with love, Josephine Baker 1951.” In very good condition, with scattered creases and surface marks, heavier to lower right, and other surface marks and impressions. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

974. Lucille Ball.

Vintage glossy 8 x 10 photo of Ball in a lovely gown, signed and inscribed in fountain pen “To Dr. Herschfus, With my best wishes—Always, Lucille Ball.” Photo is affixed to a board of the same size. Scattered marks and dings in the top left corner and bottom edge, some surface impressions, some slightly irregular adhesion to the signature, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

975. Theda Bara. Vintage mattefinish 5 x 7 photo of Bara snuggling with a canine pal, signed in fountain pen, “Theda Bara 1916.” In fine condition, with some scattered light silvering. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

tage fountain pen signature and inscription, “For Mrs. Worheimer, Salutations! Theda Bara 1933,” on an off-white 6.75 x 4 irregularly trimmed album page, with a couple of small collector’s notations to edges. Irregular top edge, a couple trivial fingerprint brushes to inscription, and some scattered light soiling, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

977. Lex Barker. ALS, two pag-

es, 5.5 x 8.5, personal letterhead, July 11, 1946. Letter of thanks to a columnist. In part: “Thank you very much indeed for giving me that swell publicity break in your column…It’s the real first spread I’ve had and already the results from it have been amazing—Hope ‘Trail Street’ is the real start to my career.” In very good condition, with light overall haloing to signature and text, mild shade of toning to pages, and a staple hole to top left of pages. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

978. Warner Baxter.

TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, Paramount Pictures letterhead, September 14, 1926. Letter to the manager of Seattle’s Liberty Theatre. In part: “I place the greatest possible value on exhibitors’ reactions to my work, and have always felt that the association between exhibitor and player should be a closer one. Consequently, if you find time, I should appreciate a note from you telling me frankly how you like ‘The Great Gatsby,’ which is soon to be released, and any other of my pictures.” In very good condition, with moderate scattered creasing, including one through last name of signature, partial separations along intersecting folds, some light feathering to signature, a uniform shade of toning, and tears to the top edge and left side. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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Bogart sends greetings in the year of Casablanca: “We wish you the best of all New Years” 979. Humphrey Bogart. TLS signed (by Bogart) “Mayo & Humphrey Bo-

gart,” one page, 7 x 10.75, personal letterhead, December 28, 1942. Bogart writes to Eloise [Coats, founder, in 1937, of his first fan club] and Woody. In full: “Thank you so very much for the beautiful Christmas gifts you sent us. The little bell has already been added to the collection of miniature pieces and you may be sure it is very much appreciated. We are down on the boat for about two weeks and it is wonderful to be here again. We hope you have all had a happy Christmas and we wish you the best of all New Years. Again many thanks.” In very fine, fresh condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RRAuction COA.…(MB $300)

982. Marlon Brando. Pris-

980. Joey Bishop. DS, seven sides of four pages, 8.5 x 11, February 1, 1982. Theatrical motion picture talent agency contract between Bishop and International Creative Management for a period of one year at the standard ten percent commission. Signed on the last page by Bishop. In fine condition, with punch holes and staple holes to top edges. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

tine ink signature, “Marlon Brando,” on an off-white 4 x 2.5 slip, clipped from the closing of a contract. In very fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

981. Clara Bow. Vintage

matte-finish 8 x 10 photo of Bow holding her baby son, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Elaine Dear, All our love always, Clara and George Jr.”; a vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 head-and-shoulders photo of Bow’s oldest son Tony, signed and inscribed by Bow, “To Elaine—My pal—Love—Your little admirer, Tony”; and an unsigned vintage portrait of Bow and her family. In fine condition, with some light soiling to borders of first photo. Photos were originally acquired from the estate of Elaine Shepard. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Revenue from the famed Hollywood restaurant, the Brown Derby, is placed in trust for the daughter of its founder, Herbert Somborn, and his wife Gloria Swanson 983. Brown Derby. Notarized DS, twelve pages, 8.5 x 13,

March 19, 1937. Declaration of trust for Robert H. Cobb and Victor Ford Collins concerning the sale of the famed Brown Derby. In part: “That the undersigned, Robert H. Cobb and Victor Ford Collins…do…hereby declare that they have received…the property listed in Schedule A hereto attached and made a part thereof. No consideration was paid by said Trustees for said property, or any part thereof, but the same was assigned, transferred and delivered by said H. K. Somborn to said Trustees in trust only, for the following uses and purposes.” Document goes on to list 32 terms and conditions covering the rent, utilities, repairs and alterations, all insurances, and other financial and tax obligations. Document also states “Said Trustees shall pay sixty (60%) per cent of the net income of said trust to Gloria Swanson Somborn, daughter of H. K. Somborn, deceased, provided that prior to reaching the age of eighteen (18) years, if said income…shall exceed Two Hundred and Fifty…Dollars per month.” Document goes on to make provisions for payment should any of the involved parties die. Signed on page 11 “Robert H. Cobb,” and “Victor Ford Collins.” The attached Schedule A lists the four parcels discussed in the document, including “All of the stock of the Brown Derby Corporation Ltd., that has at any time stood in the name of the S and S Holding Company.” Document is still attached by its top edges to its original legal folder. In fine condition. The Brown Derby restaurants in Los Angeles were famous haunts of celebrities. Opened in 1926, the first restaurant, with its signature dome shaped like a derby hat, became a symbol of Hollywood’s Golden Age. The chain was founded by Robert H. Cobb and Herbert Somborn. Cobb, a prominent restaurateur, supposedly invented the Cobb Salad at the Brown Derby by throwing together leftovers for a midnight snack. Somborn was the president of Equity Pictures Corporation and a former husband of silent film star Gloria Swanson, and this document places income from the Brown Derby in trust for their daughter after his death in 1934. An historic document. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

985. Richard Burton. Vintage

984. Billie Burke. ANS signed “Billie,” one both sides of one of

her 3.25 x 2.5 Mrs. Florenz Ziegfeld calling cards, no date. Brief note to George Cukor. In full: “I’d love to keep this filled with white roses on your table always with my enduring love.” In fine condition, with a vertical crease to center, passing through the first letter of signature, and light show-through from writing on opposite side. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

glossy 8 x 10 photo, signed in fountain pen, “Best wishes, Richard Burton.” In very good to fine condition, with scattered creases and surface marks and some scattered light spotting to finish. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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986. Eddie Cantor. TLS signed “Eddie,” one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, December 15, 1955. Letter to California Governor Goodwin Knight. In part: “How nice it was to hear from you. I’m convinced that the thoughtful kindness of people like you have a great deal to do with my speedy recovery.” Office stamp to top right, horizontal fold through lower portion of signature, staple to top left, and some toning along top edge, otherwise fine condition. The original mailing envelope is stapled to the letter. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100) 987. William Castle. Famed B-movie

director and producer (1914–1977) known for directing films with many gimmicks which were ambitiously promoted. Blue ink signature and inscription, “For Tommy, my friend, William Castle,” on an off-white 5 x 3 card. In fine condition, with a light crease to upper right corner tip. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

988. Lon Chaney, Sr. Scarce vintage

pearl-finish 8 x 10 double weight Ruth Harriet Louise MGM publicity photo of Chaney in Marine dress uniform as he appeared in the 1926 film Tell It to the Marines, signed and inscribed in blue ink, “To my friend Georgia, With very best wishes, Lon Chaney.” A tack hole to each corner tip, name in inscription mostly rubbed off (affecting appearance), some light irregular ink adhesion to signature and inscription, and some scattered creases and surface rubbing, otherwise very good condition. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

990. Charlie Chaplin. Terrif-

ic vintage glossy 5.75 x 4 photo of Chaplin leaning out a train window next to Jack Fitchett, manager of The Palace Theatre, mounted to a slightly larger board and signed in fountain pen, “Charlie Chaplin.” In fine condition, with scattered light surface marks and impressions, and a few trivial spots of soiling. A friend of Chaplin’s, Fitchett performed alongside the comedian in the 1929 film, The Mumming Birds. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

991. Charlie Chaplin. FDC

with a cachet honoring the Jamestown Festival, signed in blue ballpoint by Chaplin, “Charles Chaplin.” In fine condition, with handwritten address crossed out in pencil and collector’s notation in upper right. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

992. Mildred Harris Chaplin. Film actress

(1901-1944) who began her career as a popular child star in silent movies. She married Charlie Chaplin in 1918 only to separate the next year after the death of their three day old child. Vintage pencil signature and inscription, “Good luck to you, Gwen, love, Mildred Harris (Chaplin),” on a light green 6 x 4 album page. In fine condition, with mild toning around the edges and a spot of soiling on the top edge. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

989. Charlie Chaplin. Crisp and bold vintage fountain pen signature, “Best wishes, Charlie Chaplin 1930,” on an off-white 5.5 x 3.5 sheet. In fine condition, with a couple trivial creases and spots of soiling. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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993. Francis Ford Coppola. DS, one

page, 8.5 x 11, March 5, 1981. Certificate on behalf of the secretary of Esquire Holding Company stating that Coppola has been elected director of the company. Signed in black felt tip by Coppola and also signed by the company’s secretary. In fine condition, with punch holes along left edge, staple hole to top left, and a few creases. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

994. Lou Costello. Vintage glossy 8 x 10 Universal publicity photo, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint “To Willis from your pal, Lou Costello.” A few scattered creases, some mild rippling to finish, and impressions under last name of signature from a couple of unsuccessful previous attempts, otherwise fine condition. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150) 995. Joan Crawford. TLS,

two pages, 6 x 7, personal letterhead, September 11, 1973. Letter to an admirer. In part: “Thank you for telling me that you’ve enjoyed my films—you have a remarkable memory and I feel very complimented that you have seen so many of my films and know them so well.” Crawford also adds a short postscript, signed “J. C.,” which reads, “No, I have no plans to appear in the movie of ‘Follies’—can’t imagine where that rumor ever started.” In fine condition, with mounting remnants to reverse of both pages. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

996. Joan Crawford. TLS, one

page, 6 x 7, personal letterhead, May 5, 1969. Short letter of thanks to Bill Gott. In part: “Thank you so much for being so wonderful to me and the members of the Pepsi party during our stay at the Holiday Inn. You did a fantastic job in arranging the cocktail party held in my suite.” Trimmed bottom edge and scattered light toning, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

“Crystal” Crawford sends a gift to a Hollywood legend 997. Joan Crawford. ALS signed “Crystal,” one page, 5.5 x 8.5, personal letterhead, no date. Brief letter to George Cukor. In full: “I hope these will fit into your home—My love and gratitude go with them.” In fine condition. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

998. Joan Crawford. Five one page

TLSs, all signed “Joan,” all 6 x 7, dating from 1975–1977, all to the same recipients. All letters contain cordial content and thanks yous. In overall fine condition. RRAuction COA.… (MB $150)

999. Michael Curtiz. Distinguished

Hungarian-born American film director (1886–1962) who helmed such all-time classics as Casablanca, Angels with Dirty Faces, Yankee Doodle Dandy, and White Christmas. Nominated four times for an Academy Award as Best Director, he won the Oscar for Casablanca. Vintage ballpoint signature, “Michael Curtiz,” on an off-white 5 x 3.5 slip with a typed notation in the upper right. In fine condition, with a few creases to top, light soiling to left side, and some show-through from mounting remnants on reverse. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Exerting creative control during editing of The Actress: “I am afraid I will have to disagree with the cuts of the Touraine Hotel scene. I must say I am surprised we didn’t get laughs” 1000. George Cukor. TLS signed “George,” three pages, 8.25 x

10.5, March 2, 1953. Letter to his producer of The Actress, Lawrence Weingarten. In part: “Your observations struck me as being very acute and oh so true. There were other things in your letter which I must say gave me a slight kvetch (don’t look for this word in your French dictionary); the possibility that there might be cuts in the Beautiful Lady number or the elimination of the station sequence. I take it that these hazards are now happily passed. Naturally, we were all delighted to hear the good news of how well the pre-view went. We heartily agreed with all the nice things which were said and pooh-poohed as disagreeable and unreasonable any and all criticism. Well…not quite! I think we are well rid of the Hazel Dawn dressing room scene. I felt it might be repetitive…I am afraid I will have to disagree with the cuts of the Touraine Hotel scene. I must say I am surprised we didn’t get laughs, but to my way of thinking that is not the important thing that this scene accomplished. If it is eliminated, it will cut the underpinning out from the very important following scene…I know that you are saying to yourself– ‘What does he know, he has not seen the picture in front of an audience.’ Notwithstanding and nevertheless, I am convinced of my wisdom of my observations.” In fine condition, with pencil corrections and notations in an unknown hand, some slight spreading to signature, and some light dampstaining to first page. The Actress was released in September of 1953, starring Spencer Tracy and Jean Simmons. A superb first-hand look at Cukor’s fine honing of his well-received work. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“As a wise, witty, compassionate human being, Ruth Gordon is my nomination for ‘The Woman of Any Year’ as well as ‘The Woman of The Year’” 1001 . George C u k o r. T L S ,

two pages, 8.25 x 10.75, no date. Letter to James Bellows, Associate Editor of the Los Angeles Times. In part; “I have enjoyed and appreciated the friendship of Ruth Gordon for several decades. Because of my knowledge of, and admiration for, her as an actress, writer, and a warm and outgoing human being, I urge her nomination as ‘The Woman of the Year.’ This year Miss Gordon celebrated her fifty-fourth anniversary as an actress…by winning an Academy Award as supporting actress in ‘Rosemary’s Baby.’…As a wise, witty, compassionate human being, Ruth Gordon is my nomination for ‘The Woman of Any Year’ as well as ‘The Woman of The Year.’” A pencil notation in another hand follows the text. In fine condition, with several corrections to text and mild wrinkling. A strongly worded letter praising Gordon’s lengthy and successful career. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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1002. Dance: Alvin Ailey and Robert Joffrey.

TLS, two pages, 8.5 x 11 and 8 x 10 respectively, National Corporate Fund for Dance letterhead, December 31, 1978. Letter of thanks to a contributor. In part: “As the artistic directors of the nine constituent dance companies of The National Corporate Fund for Dance, Inc., we would like to thank you for Chase Manhattan’s gift to the Corporate Fund’s 1978 campaign. This year more than 125 corporations supported the Fund. Of this total, your company was among those making leadership grants of $5,000 or more. We deeply appreciate this support. Our very existence depends on creativity and talent. We are very fortunate to be working with creative and talented artists who share our dedication in building the best dance repertoire in the world. And, we are equally fortunate that you are helping us by providing some of the support so necessary to accomplish our task.” Signed on the second page in ink and felt tip by Alvin Ailey, Robert Joffrey, Lucia Chase, and Oliver Smith of the American Ballet Theatre; Gerald Arpino [co-founder of the Joffrey Ballet]; Alwin Nikolais, Eliot Feld, Murray Louis, Merce Cunningham, Lew Christensen, and Michael Smuin of the San Francisco Ballet, and Paul Taylor. In fine condition, with a few light creases to first page and light edge toning to second page. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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1003. Dorothy Dandridge. Vintage ink

1007. Albert Dieudonne.

signature, “Dorothy Dandridge,” on an offwhite slip clipped from a Who’s Who publication with a small image of Dandridge and a printed biography. Matted with a color glossy photo to an overall size of 11.5 x 16. Uneven bottom edge and uniform toning, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

French actor, screenwriter, and director (1889–1976) who played Napoleon in “Napoleon” by Abel Gance. Program cover from a performance of ‘Les Nuits De Brumaire,’ 5.25 x 7.5, signed and inscribed at the bottom, in French, by Dieudonne, and dated 1975. Cover is affixed to a slightly larger sheet. In fine condition, with a central horizontal fold. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

1004. Sammy Davis, Jr. Offwhite mailing envelope, 3.5 x 6.5, signed in black ballpoint, “My best, Love, Sammy Davis, Jr.” Scattered light toning, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1005. Vina Delmar.

Author and screenwriter (1903–1990) who was nominated for an Academy Award for her screen adaptation of the Arthur Richman play, The Awful Truth. DS, two pages, 8.5 x 11, September 13, 1960. Agreement between Delmar and MGM in which she assigns the copyrights to her work entitled The Portrait of Sadie McKee. Signed on the second page in blue ballpoint by Delmar. Punch and staple holes to top edges, ballpoint notation and stamp to first page, and a few creases, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1006. Brian Donlevy.

Ballpoint signature, “Brian Donlevy,” on an off-white 5.5 x 4.5 album page with newspaper photo affixed to the lower right. In fine condition, with mild scattered wrinkling. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1008. Neil Fitzgerald.

Dublin-born film and theatre actor (1892-1982) who appeared in films such as The Informer and Bride of Frankenstein. Ink signature, “Neil Fitzgerald,” on an 8.5 x 3.5 biography clipped from a magazine page. In fine condition, with a crease to the left edge and signature a shade light. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1009. Joe Flynn.

Actor best-known as Capt. Binghampton on McHale’s Navy. Vintage ballpoint signature, “For Henry—All the best, Joe Flynn,” on an off-white 8 x 7 sheet. Moderate toning to left and bottom edges, chipping to left edge, a ding to the right edge, and a light crease in the lower right, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1010. Horton Foote.

Screenwriter (1916– 2009) best known for his screenplay for the film To Kill a Mockingbird. Ink signature, “Horton Foote,” on an off-white 5 x 3 card. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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1011. John Ford.

1014. The G o d f a t h e r.

Vintage ink signature, “John Ford,” on a glossy off-white 5 x 3.5 sheet with a typed notation in the upper right. In fine condition, with light skipping to signature. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

“You’re the best of all tennis partners” 1012. Clark Gable. Vintage

matte-finish 11 x 14 Clarence Sinclair Bull photo of Gable climbing into an automobile, signed and inscribed in green fountain pen “To D i x i e , Yo u ’ r e the best of all tennis partners, Clark.” Scattered creases to edges and image, a couple edge tears repaired on reverse, a couple of other minor edge tears, scattered silvering to darker areas, and some scattered light soiling, otherwise very good condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Godfather souvenir book/program, 8.5 x 11, signed on the cast page in blue ballpoint by Al Pacino, and in blue felt tip by Morgana King and Nino Rota, who adds a one-bar AMQS. Book is also signed inside in black felt tip by Robert Duvall under his photo and biography. In fine condition, with some mild toning to signed page and light handling wear. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

Mary Gordon (1882-1963) was a Scottish actress who primarily played housekeepers and mothers, best remembered as Mrs. Hudson in the Sherlock Holmes movies. Henry Hill (18901977) was an American actor whose most notable role came as Wilfred Glendon in Werewolf of London. Vintage ink signatures, “Mary Gordon” and “Henry Hull” on opposite sides of a yellow 5.5 x 4.25 album page. A newspaper photo of each actor is affixed near their signature. In fine condition, with some show-through from signature and photo on opposite sides. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Adorable and early signed Garland portrait

1013. Judy Garland. Charming vintage sepia matte-finish 8 x 10 photo of a young Garland seated atop a brick wall, signed and inscribed in fountain pen “For Arnold, Sincerely, Judy Garland.” Mild rippling along top edge, a couple light creases to background, and some trivial soiling to lower left border, otherwise fine condition. An early and inviting image boasting an exceptionally bold and crisp signature. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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“I am delighted to know that you enjoyed ‘Tovarich’, and ‘Gone with the Wind’” 1016. Gone With the Wind: Vivien Leigh.

TLS, one page, 5.75 x 7.75, personal letterhead, July 9, 1963. Letter written from the majestic Theater to an admirer. In part: “Thank you for your charming letter. I am delighted to know that you enjoyed ‘Tovarich’, and ‘Gone with the Wind’. Thank you for taking the trouble to write and tell me so.” In fine condition, with some light creasing along left side. Accompanied by an unsigned two page Gone With the Wind movie program. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1017. Gloria Grahame. Vintage fountain pen signature, “Gloria Grahame,” on an off-white 4.25 x 6 album page with affixed 2 x 3 candid glossy photo. In fine condition, with mild creasing and spotting to affixed photo. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1018. Cary Grant.

Glossy 8 x 10 Columbia promotional photo of Grant for The Howards of Virginia, signed in black felt tip. In good condition, with noticeable creases, some light soiling to lower left, slight crazing to finish, and mounting remnants to reverse. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1019. Yvette Guilbert. Renowned French

actress and cabaret singer (1865–1944) who was immortalized in a number of works by prominent Belle Époche poster artists Henri Toulouse-Lautrec and Jules Cheret. Vintage fountain pen signature, “Yvette Guilbert, Berlin, Fevrier 1901,” on the correspondence side an off-white 5.5 x 3.5 postcard, with a clipped image of Guilbert affixed to the left of signature. In fine condition, with a uniform shade of toning and light show-through from postmark along top edge. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1020. Charles Halton. Actor

(1876-1959) who appeared in over 180 films over five decades, best remembered as Carter, the bank examiner in It’s a Wonderful Life. Vintage fountain pen signature and inscription, “To Irene, from Chas Halton,” on an offwhite 6 x 4 album page with affixed label and magazine photo. In fine condition, with slight feathering to inscription and signature, scattered mild toning, and light show-through from Bob LeMond signature on reverse. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1021. Will Hays. Postmas-

ter general in the Harding administration (1879–1954) who later headed the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, in which capacity he oversaw enforcement of the notorious ‘Production Code’ that imposed strict censorship guidelines on all Hollywood films for decades. TLS signed “Will H. Hays,” one page, 8.5 x 11, Motion Picture Producers & Distributors of America, Inc. letterhead, July 31, 1925. Short letter to Jimmy Starr and Cinematters. In full: “During my visit here I have been seeing with interest and appreciation your clever ‘Cinematters.’ This is splendid. This constructive help is thoroughly appreciated.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, and mild toning, heavier to edges. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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Henson signs on for the 1982 season of Sesame Street 1022. Jim Henson. DS, two

pages, 8.5 x 11, August 1, 1982. Agreement between Henson and Muppets Inc., for Henson “to render services as a puppeteer in connection with the production of programs for ‘Sesame Street’ for the 1982/1983 season.” Contract also states Henson’s salary shall be $1666.25 per week, with higher pay for “inset days.” Signed on the second page in blue ballpoint by Henson. A two-page Terms and Condition agreement is stapled to the end. In fine condition, with staple to top left and a PSA/DNA authentication label affixed to reverse of second page. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

1024. Audrey Hepburn.

Glossy 10 x 8 photo of Hepburn posing between her Sabrina co-stars Humphrey Bogart and William Holden, signed and inscribed in black felt tip “To Robert, Audrey Hepburn.” Scattered creases, primarily to borders and corners, some light surface marks, and some light spotting to finish, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

Desirable photo of Hepburn as Eliza Doolittle 1026. Audrey Hepburn. Regal satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of Hepburn as she appeared in the award-winning My Fair Lady, signed in black felt tip. Water spot to background in the upper right, away from signature, a bit of scattered light soiling, and tape remnants on reverse, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1025. Audrey Hepburn. Vintage glossy 8 x 10 head-and-shoulders

photo of the demure actress, signed and inscribed in blue ink to ballet russe dancer George Zoritch, “To George, Every Good Wish, Audrey Hepburn.” Framed to an overall size of 9.5 x 11.5. Scattered light creases, surface marks, and light spotting, otherwise fine condition. Photo was originally acquired from the estate of dancer George Zoritch (1917-2009), star of Col. W. de Basil’s Ballets Russes and of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, with which he danced from 1938-1962. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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“Let’s put a Republican in the White House” 1027. Katharine Hepburn.

1031. Hedda Hopper. TLS, one

TLS, one page, 5.5 x 8.5, personal letterhead, July 4, 1992. Brief letter to an admirer. In full: “I traveled there after the war—My father was a doctor.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1028. Katharine Hepburn. ALS signed “Kate Hep,” one page, 7.25 x 10, personal letterhead, no date, but postmarked December 29, 1969. Letter to Alex Tiers. In full: “How nice of you—to know that I was struggling—But you always seem to find out—A good new year & many thanks.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds and creases and moderate toning and dampstaining to upper portion of letter. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope addressed in Hepburn’s hand. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

page, 5.5 x 8.5, Hedda Hopper’s Hollywood letterhead, no date. Letter to future California first lady Virginia Carlson [Knight]. In part: “Thanks so much for your wonderful letter and the lovely hankie. I’m just as happy as you are that you won the hat…The happiest new year and let’s put a Republican in the White House.” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1029. Alfred Hitchcock and Tippi Hedren. Clipped 3.5 x

7.75 newspaper photo of Hitchcock, signed vertically in black ink and affixed to a slightly larger card. Accompanied by the original Alfred Hitchcock Productions mailing envelope; and a color glossy 8 x 10 photo of Hedren and a feathered friend, signed in blue felt tip and adding a few quick bird sketches. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1030. Alfred Hitchcock. FDC with a ca-

chet honoring Standard Traffic Signs, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition, with light creasing in lower right corner. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Houdini presents a copy of his controversial exposé of the French conjurer

1032. Harry Houdini. v. First edition. NY: The Publishers Printing Co., 1908. Hardcover, 5.75 x 8.25, 319 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page, “To Abe Jacobs, with compliments of the author, Harry Houdini, July 19—1908.” In very good condition, with scattered light soiling to signed page, weak, but intact hinges, wear to spine, and scattered soiling and spotting to covers and spine. Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin (1805-1871) was the preeminent magician of the nineteenth century and is considered the father of the modern style of magic. As a youth, Houdini idolized Houdin, and indeed styled his stage name to reference the magician. However, as his expertise in illusion grew, Houdini became disillusioned with his former idol and wrote this scathing critique of Houdin’s routines. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Original 1960s passport of the horror icon, signed “William Henry Pratt aka Boris Karloff” 1033. Boris Karloff. Karloff’s

personal passport, signed with his full legal name “William Henry Pratt,” #516252, from the late 1960s. Hardcover passport measures 4 x 6 with 32 pages. Page two bears Karloff’s handwritten personal information, including his profession “Actor,” his place and date of birth, country of residence, and physical description, with Karloff listing on the “special peculiarities” line, “scar on nose.” Signed at the bottom of page two, “William Henry Pratt aka Boris Karloff.” Affixed to page three is Karloff’s 2 x 2.5 passport snapshot, with an embossed British seal over bottom portion of photo. Several of the inside pages bear official visa stamps from Los Angeles, Chicago, and likely Spain or Mexico. In fine condition. Accompanied by two passports of his wife Evelyn, as well as her driver’s licenses. A highly personal item boasting a very rare ‘double’ signature. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

1034. Henry Irving.

Prominent British stage actor (1838–1905) who was the first of his profession to be knighted. ALS signed “H. Irving,” two pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 7, Brevoort House letterhead, November 30, 1884. Letter to Mr. Dana. In part: “I hope we shall meet often-here & also elsewhere. I readily thank you Mr Dana for your invitation for next Sunday. It would have been a great pleasure to have accepted it.” In fine condition, with ink notation to reverse of second page, a couple slight brushes to text, and mild toning. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

At the height of his stage success Kazan jumps to the big screen 1035. Elia Kazan.

DS, one page, 8.5 x 3.5, March 3, 1944. California non-resident tax exemption form in which Kazan claims a $4300 exemption for the calendar year of 1944, also claiming two dependents. Kazan lists his source of income from 20th Century Fox Film Corporation. In fine condition, with punch holes to top edge, as well as a small pencil notation. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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1036. DeForest Kelley. ALS, one page, 8.5 x 11, May 4, 1959. Letter to Pat McHugh at the Mirror News Syndicate. In part: “I received a copy of your article about me from Betty…I am extremely pleased about the whole thing and I am most grateful to you for using it…I enjoyed meeting you and exchanging views about pictures, T.V. and life in general.” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope addressed by Kelley. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1037. Grace Kelly. Vintage

fountain pen signature and inscription, “Best wishes to John, Grace Kelly,” on a light blue 5.25 x 4.5 album page. Moderate toning around the edges, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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1038. Grace Kelly.

Vintage glossy 5 x 7 photo, signed and inscribed in fountain pen “To Ronnie, Sincerely, Grace Kelly.” In fine condition, with a few scattered light creases and surface marks. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

“I decided to do the picture with Gary Cooper ‘The Naked Edge’” 1041. Deborah Kerr. ALS signed “Deborah,” four pages, 6 x 7.75, Connaught Hotel London letterhead, October 3, 1961. Letter to “Radie darling.” In part: “First of all I decided to do the picture with Gary Cooper ‘The Naked Edge’ & no sooner had I decided this than Tony decided he wanted the girls to leave Somerset! So at a moment’s notice I had to find a house, find schools, get their uniforms, and do my own fittings…Please darling, don’t print this about the girls. There’s a lot more to it that I can’t write, and when I see you I will tell you all the ramifications.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1039. Grace Kelly. Attractive

glossy 7.75 x 10 MGM photo of Kelly in a plaid shirt, signed in black felt tip. Some creases in the upper right corner, trimmed left edge, a ding in the bottom border, and small tape remnants on reverse, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

1040. Kay Kendall.

Extraordinary British film comedienne who died from leukemia at age 33 in 1959. Vintage fountain pen signature, “Kay Kendall,” on an offwhite 5.5 x 4.25 album page. In fine condition, with some mild brushing to signature and scattered light soiling and creasing. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

One of Kovacs’ final 20th Century Fox personnel statements 1042. Ernie Kovacs.

Quirkily brilliant entertainer (1919–1962) whose freewheeling sense of humor and sense of visual style made him one of the most distinctive personalities in the early days of television. He died in an auto crash while driving the notoriously ‘unsafe at any speed’ Chevrolet Corvair. DS, one page, 8.25 x 5.5, no date (but circa 1960). Kovacs’s Twentieth Century Fox employee personnel statement, mostly filled out in another hand. In the lower portion, Kovacs answers three questions, writing down his wife’s name. “Edith Adams Kovacs,” and his emergency contact, “Treasury Department.” Several office notations, two punch holes to top, and some scattered light creases, otherwise fine condition. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1043. Connie Kreski. Actress and Playboy Playmate of the Year for1969. She appeared in the title role of Mercy Humppe in the sexy cult film, Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Find Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness? Uncommon felt tip signature, “Connie Kreski,” on an off-white 6 x 4 card. In fine condition, with some scattered light toning. Consignor notes signature was acquired on November 5, 1971 at the Troubador. Signature originates from the Buddy George Marshall in-person Hollywood collection. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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1044. Carl Laemmle.

Founder (1867–1939) of Universal Studios and one of the most influential figures in the earliest years of the American film industry. Vintage fountain pen signature, “Cordially, Carl Laemmle,” on an off-white 5.5 x 4 album page with a clipped photo of Laemmle affixed to the right side. A central vertical fold passing through a single letter of signature and some mild edge toning, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1045. Carl Laemmle. TLS, one

page, 8.5 x 11, Universal Pictures Corporation letterhead, January 10, 1935. Letter to an admirer. In part; “I consider your recent request a real compliment and an autographed photograph of myself is going forward to you under a separate cover.” Intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, scattered creases and wrinkles, and some mild toning, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1 0 4 6 . Ve r o n i c a Lake. Vintage ink sig-

nature, “Veronica Lake,” on an off-white 5.75 x 3.75 album page. In fine condition, with light show-through from notations on reverse and a small spot of toning to lower left. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1047. Vicky Lane.

Irish actress (19261983) known for her roles in The Jungle Captive and The Cisco Kid Returns. Vintage ink signature and inscription, “To Vincent, Vicky Lane,” on a yellow 5.75 x 2.25 slip with a newspaper photo of Lane affixed to the right side. In very good condition, with scattered ink spots around the signature and inscription, two sets of staple holes on the right side, and some show-through from signature and inscription on reverse. Accompanied by a glossy 8 x 10 MGM publicity photo of Lane. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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1048. Fritz Lang. Esteemed German-American film director (1890–1976) who helmed such classics as Fury and the landmark science-fiction epic Metropolis. TLS in German, one page, 8.5 x 11, February 13, 1939. Letter to Arthur Kaufmann in which Lang apologizes for having been away from Hollywood and for only having now received his letter. He says that he would be pleased to sit for him for a group portrait he is undertaking and proposes times for the sitting and sends his Santa Monica address. At the bottom, Lang handwrites directions to his house. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, small tape repair to top left, and scattered creasing and toning. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 1049. Lillie Langtry.

British actress (1853– 1929) who also attained legend as a royal mistress, racehorse owner, maker and spender of fortunes, and natural beauty. Partial ALS, two pages on two adjoining sheets, 8.75 x 7, each affixed to another sheet cut to the same size, thanking an admirer for “the beautiful basket of roses.” In very good condition, with trimmed upper portion of first page of letter, central horizontal separation and a partial vertical separation, uniform shade of toning, a few tears along the fold, and some minor paper loss to the lower left corner. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1050. Laurel and Hardy. Vin-

tage matte-finish 7 x 5 photo of the pair in suits and their bowler hats, signed and inscribed in fountain pen “Hello Ray! Stan Laurel,” and “Oliver Hardy.” In fine condition, with silvering to darker areas of image, visible only at an angle, and Hardy’s signature a shade or two lighter than Laurel’s, though Laurel’s remains exceptionally bold. Accompanied by the original Laurel and Hardy Feature Productions mailing envelope. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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1054. David Lean.

Black felt tip signature, “David Lean,” on an off-white 5.5 x 3.5 card. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

1055. Vivien Leigh. 1051. Laurel and Hardy. Enchanting vintage matte-finish 10 x

8 photo of Hardy with his arm draped around his friend and partner Stan Laurel, signed and inscribed in the lower border in fountain pen “Our best wishes Mabel! Stan Laurel 1936,” and “Oliver Hardy.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1052. Gypsy Rose Lee. DS, one page

both sides, 8.5 x 12.25, March 21, 1945. Rose agrees to appear on the Hildegarde radio program on March 20, 1945, in Chicago for a fee of $1500.00. Signed on the reverse, “Gypsy Rose Lee.” Several horizontal folds and creases, ink notation to top of front, and a paperclip impression to bottom edge, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Vintage matte-finish 3.25 x 5 photo, signed in fountain pen. A couple light brushes to first name, contrast to last name of signature against darker portion of image, some scattered light silvering and mounting remnants to reverse, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Huge signature of the martial arts icon obtained at Chuck Norris’s studio 1053. Bruce Lee. Large and beautifully penned vintage ballpoint signature, “Best wishes, Bruce Lee,” on an off-white 5.25 x 7 sheet. A trivial crease along top edge, otherwise very fine condition. Consignor notes signature was obtained in-person at Chuck Norris’s studio. This very signature is featured on page 384 of Christensen’s Ultimate Movie, T.V. and Rock Directory. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300) Classic Entertainment 213

Affectionate portrait of Leigh and Olivier 1056. Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier. Vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 Vivienne photo of Olivier and Leigh gazing lovingly into each other’s eyes, signed and inscribed in the lower border in fountain pen “To Jack Keats, Every good wish & kind remembrance, L. Olivier,” and “Vivien Leigh.” In fine condition, with some scattered silvering to edges of image, a crease to top left corner tip, and a trivial brush to Leigh’s signature. Photos of this size and quality of the celebrity couple are not common. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1057. Vivien Leigh. TLS, one page, 5.25 x 7.25, personal letterhead, September 9, 1963. Short letter to an admirer. In part: “I was sorry to hear of your accident, and hope that all will soon be well with you.” A few creases and some light show-through from mounting remnants on reverse, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

Hand-drawn, one-of-a-kind interpretation of the famed Psycho shower scene

1059. Vivien Leigh. Vin-

tage in-person ink signature and inscription, “To Joe, Vivien Leigh,” on an off-white 5 x 3 card. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1060. Vivien Leigh. TLS, one

1058. Janet Leigh. An original pencil and crayon artwork done by Leigh, of her famous shower scene at the Bates Motel in Psycho, complete with a fabric shower curtain, on an 11 x 8.5 off-white sheet, signed in red crayon, “Psycho–tically yours! Janet Leigh.” Art is affixed to an identical size card. In fine condition. Accompanied by a photocopied photo of Leigh talking to Alfred Hitchcock while in the shower, signed in felt tip, “Brilliant man! Janet Leigh,” with an arrow pointing to Hitchcock. Artwork was purchased at a charity event 15 years ago, and Leigh was asked to create a scene to go with her signature. Certainly a one-of-a-kind item for Hitchcock enthusiasts. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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page, 6 x 8, personal letterhead, September 17, 1942. Letter to Madame Primuz. In part; “You were kind enough to ask me whether I should like to come to dinner or lunch with you one day and I should be delighted to do so. I think, if it would not be inconvenient for you, I should like to come for an early lunch one day before a matinee.” Several creases, including one passing through portion of signature, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Enchanting uninscribed Lombard studio portrait 1061. Carole Lombard. American actress (1908–1942) who enjoyed

great success as a popular screen comedienne in the 1930s, and who became Mrs. Clark Gable in 1939. On January 16, 1942, the plane in which Lombard was traveling en route to a war bond rally crashed into Mount Potosi near Las Vegas, killing all 22 aboard. Stunning vintage glossy 7 x 9.75 Paramount Pictures publicity photo of Lombard wrapped in silk and fur, signed in fountain pen “Carole Lombard.” Double matted and framed to an overall size of 16 x 19. A couple of light surface marks slightly affecting facial area (visible only from an angle), otherwise fine, clean condition. An exceptionally appealing uninscribed example from one of Hollywood’s most legendary Golden Era stars. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1062. Jayne Mansfield. Vintage fountain

pen signature and inscription, “To John, My extra best, Jayne Mansfield,” on an off-white 5.5 x 4.5 album page. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1064. Jayne Mansfield.

Vintage 3.5 x 5.5 German postcard photo, signed in blue ink. In fine condition, with some scattered light edge wear, and Mansfield’s signature a few shades light due to irregular ink adhesion, but completely legible. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

1063. Jayne Mansfield.

Vintage 5 x 7 cardstock photo, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Darrie, Hi there, Jayne Mansfield.” In very good condition, with a few scattered creases and surface marks and moderate contrast to last name. Precertified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $150)

1065. Jayne Mansfield. Vintage

ballpoint signature, “Jayne Mansfield,” on an off-white 4 x 3 album page, with “Sept 9, 1962” added above the signature in a different hand. Double matted and framed with a photo of Mansfield to an overall size of 11.5 x 18. In fine condition, with a few creases and some toning at the very top of the album page. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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1066. Jayne Mansfield. Vintage glossy

8 x 10 International News photo of Mansfield descending the stairs of a plane in London, signed and inscribed in fountain pen “To John from Jayne Mansfield.” Original press caption is affixed to reverse of photo. In very good condition, with vertical crease to right side, scattered light silvering and crazing to finish, rough left edge and some light edge curling. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1068. John Megna.

Child actor who played Dill in To Kill A Mockingbird and a young Hyman Roth in The Godfather: Part II. He died in 1995 from complications of AIDS. Ink signature, “Thanks for your kind thoughts—John Megna,” on an off-white 5 x 3 card. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1069. Aurora Miranda. Actress (1915–

2005) and sister of Carmen Miranda, best remembered for her dance routine with Donald Duck and Jose Carioca in the Disney film The Three Caballeros. Very scarce ink signature, “Cordialmente, Aurora Miranda, Rio de Janeiro, 1973,” on an off-white 6 x 4 card. In fine condition, with some mild edge toning. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1070. Chuck Mitchell. Actor (1927–1992)

best remembered for his role as Porky in the 1982 cult classic Porky’s. Rare felt tip signature and inscription, “To Buddy, Thank you, Chuck Porky Mitchell,” on an off-white 6 x 4 card. In fine condition. Signature originates from the Buddy George Marshall in-person Hollywood collection. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Scarce in-person portrait of the iconic Hollywood tough guy 1067. Steve McQueen. One of the most revered actors of his generation, he is remembered for his wild antics and lifestyle and is best remembered for his roles in Papillon, Bullitt, The Thomas Crown Affair, The Sand Pebbles, The Cincinnati Kid, The Great Escape, and The Magnificent Seven. Vintage glossy 10 x 8 double weight photo of McQueen arm-in-arm with two lovely women, one of them his Soldier in the Rain co-star Tuesday Weld, signed and inscribed in-person in fountain pen “To Peter, Steve McQueen.” In fine condition, with some scattered light rubbing to finish and a small crease to lower right. An exceptional early in-person example from a Hollywood legend quite elusive in signed photos. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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1071. Robert Mitchum. DS, one page, 8.5 x 11, October 10, 1967. Waiver of the Board of Directors of the Dorlite Corporation “in lieu of 1967 annual meeting,” stating Mitchum was elected president and treasurer. Signed at the conclusion by Mitchum and also signed by the two other corporate officers including his wife Dorothy. In fine condition, with punch holes to left edge. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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During her Hollywood breakout year in 1950, Marilyn cashes a check 1072. Marilyn Monroe. Bank check, 8.25 x 3.25,

filled out in another hand and signed by Monroe, “Marilyn Monroe,” adding her address, 1309 Harper Avenue in Los Angeles, where she lived for less than a year during 1950–51, as well as her phone number, payable to Cash for $125.00, November 24, 1950. In very good condition, with scattered creases, a few small edge tears, cancellation holes to top, and several bank stamps over beginning of signature. The year in which she wrote this check proved to be a turning point in Monroe’s fledgling career. After a handful of bit parts in trivial films, she appeared in small but crucial roles in two of the most-watched films of 1950—roles that finally brought her to the forefront of the public’s imagination: Louis Calhern’s seductive ‘niece’ in The Asphalt Jungle, and the scene-stealing party guest (and graduate of the ‘Copacabana School of Dramatic Art’) in All About Eve. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $900)

Uncommon Monty Python and the Holy Grail signed album 1073. Monty Python. The Album of the

Soundtrack of the Trailer of the Film of Monty Python and the Holy Grail album signed in blue felt tip by Terry Jones, Michael Palin, and Terry Gilliam, and in black felt tip by John Cleese, Eric Idle, and Carol Cleveland. Scattered overall creasing, light ‘ring of wear’ on front and back, and a slight brush to Jones’ signature, otherwise fine condition. The record is included. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

1074. Eva Moore.

English actress (18701955) whose career spanned six decades and included a role alongside Boris Karloff in The Old Dark House. Her daughter, Jill, would marry Laurence Olivier. Vintage fountain pen signature, “Yours truly, Eva Moore, 1926,” on an off-white 4 x 3 album page with a collector’s notation to bottom. In fine condition, with mild toning around the edges and some show-through from signature on reverse. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1075. Audie Murphy. Vin-

tage ink signature and inscription, “To Abe, Best O luck, Audie Murphy,” on an offwhite 4 x 2.5 slip. In fine condition, with show-through from a Dolores Costello signature on reverse. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1076. Audie Murphy. TLS, one

page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, August 8, 1957. Letter of thanks to an admirer. In part: “Thanks for your nice letter, and for letting me know that you enjoyed Night Passage.” A uniform shade of toning over text and signature from previous display and three small squares of toning to top edge from old tape, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by two unsigned glossy 10 x 8 photos. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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Early Newman stage and radio contracts 1077. Paul Newman. Three onepage documents, two signed “Paul L. Newman,” and one signed “Paul Newman,” all dated March-April of 1954. A Theatre Guild Television Agreement, Standard AFTRA Engagement Contract, and letter instructing payment to be sent to his agent. March 29, 1954 (2) and April 7, 1954 for his appearance as “Tom Corey in Laphams of Boston,” on April 27th for which he will be paid $400.00. In fine condition, with staple holes to top of each document, creasing to one top edge, and expected document wear. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

1078. Paul Newman. FDC

with a cachet honoring Walt Disney, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, “To Edward, Best wishes, Paul Newman.” In fine condition, with postmark under first name of signature. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

1080. Edgar Norton.

Stage and film actor (1868-1953) who was active on Broadway from 1902 to 1923 and appeared in over 100 films. Known for his roles in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Son of Frankenstein. Vintage fountain pen signature, “So glad to be of any service & glad people remember me! Yours sincerely, Edgar Norton,” on a light pink 5 x 3.75 album page with affixed label and magazine photo. In fine condition, with light toning and soiling to the edges, and some show-through from notation and Bruce Bennett signature on reverse. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1081. Roland Petit.

1079. David Niven. ALS, one page both sides, 5 x 8, May 5. Letter

to Madame Primuz. In part; “Please forgive me for not sending back this photo before, but I leave all my film correspondence till I get home on leave…I am afraid that I have no film plans to discuss just now.” In very good condition, with a few creases and scattered toning to reverse. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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French choreographer and dancer (1924–2011) who was well known for his creative ballets. TLS in French, one page, 8.25 x 10.5, Ballets de Paris letterhead, February 24, 1959. Untranslated letter to Madame Marcelle Wildschitz. Central horizontal and vertical fold, a few creases and a couple notations and stamp to left side, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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Recalling early Hollywood with Cukor: “In the very early thirties when we were all first in Hollywood…Ronnie Colman… had a thing called ‘Night Blooming Jasmine’” 1082. Laurence Olivier. TLS signed “Larry (Olivier),” three sides

of two pages, 5.25 x 7, personal letterhead, May 16, 1963. Letter to George Cukor. In part; “This is about the most annoying request you have ever had from anybody, and I am sorrier than I can say that the first peep you get out of me for so very long should be on a bothersome little matter of this kind. I am wanting to ask you…to give me the name of the best horticultural establishment in or around Hollywood…In the very early thirties when we were all first in Hollywood, I remember one or two people, Ronnie Colman included, had a thing called ‘Night Blooming Jasmine’…growing in their gardens…I want to give a couple of these things to friends of mine.” In fine condition. Nice and casual association between two Hollywood legends. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1083. Walter Plunkett. Pro-

lific costume designer and Academy Award winner (1902–1982) who worked on more than 150 projects throughout his career in the Hollywood film industry, including King Kong and Gone With the Wind. Personal check, 6 x 2.75, filled out and signed by Plunkett, payable to Theta Cable Television for $13.83, December 7, 1974. In fine condition, with cancellation holes to body and show-through from stamps on reverse. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1084. Claude Rains.

DS, one page both sides, 8.5 x 11, December 21, 1948. Agreement between Raines and the Theatre Guild for Raines to appear in the radio version of the play The Game of Love and Death, for the fee of $2000 and receiving costarring air and program credit. Signed at the conclusion by Raines. In fine condition, with a few creases and some scattered light soiling from carbon. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

The Rat Pack rides again 1085. Rat Pack. Five items: felt tip in-person signature “Frank Sinatra,” on an off-white 6 x 4 card; vintage ink in-person signature and inscription of Dean Martin on an off-white 6 x 4 card; vintage fountain pen in-person signature and inscription of Peter Lawford on an off-white album page; a Trans American Entertainment Corporation check, filled out in type and signed by Sammy Davis, Jr., dated June 26, 1981; and a color cardstock 11 x 17 photo of the Rat Pack posing in front of the Sands marquee, signed in blue felt tip, “Hello from Joey Bishop.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

1086. Basil Rathbone. Vintage

ballpoint signature, “Basil Rathbone 1959,” on an off-white 7.75 x 11 guest book page, with a ballpoint signature of Fredric March above Rathbone’s, with Rathbone drawing an arrow from his name to March’s adding “Love you!!” In fine condition, with a barely noticeable hole to opening stroke of Rathbone’s signature. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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1087. Bill Robinson. American en-

1089. Will Rogers.

tertainer (1878–1949), nicknamed ‘Bojangles,’ who was one of the bestknown dancer-actors of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Vintage fountain pen signature, “Bill Robinson,” on an off-white 3.5 x 2.5 slip affixed to an identical size card. In fine condition, with a bit of scattered light toning and soiling. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

“Eleanor Roosevelt’s great work in the realm of human relations…only history will give perspective to the magnitude of her accomplishments” 1088. Edward G. Robinson.

TLS, one page, 7 x 10, personal letterhead, October 5, 1959. Letter to an admirer. In part: “You ask, ‘In your opinion, who is the greatest living American and why?’ The first part of your question is easily answered,––Eleanor Roosevelt; but to adequately answer the second part, volumes would be required. Eleanor Roosevelt’s great work in the realm of human relations, both on a national and international scale, is well known, but only history will give perspective to the magnitude of her accomplishments. She shared with her husband…love and compassion for all people, and directed her role as the First Lady, not to the traditional function of superficial social activity, but in service to humanity’s needs, declining to merely pay lip service to a theory of the brotherhood of man, but working to make it a living ideal…we Americans should be proud of her, and grateful for her generous givingness.” In fine condition, with a light vertical fold through a single letter of signature and a bit of trivial soiling. An insightful and articulate letter from the actor who would appropriately receive the first Eleanor Roosevelt Humanities Award four years later in 1963. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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Vintage ink signature on an off-white 3.25 x 2 card. In fine condition, with a trivial spot of toning near top edge. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

1090. Rosalind Russell and Edgar Bergen.

DS, four pages, 8.5 x 11, November 9, 1950. Russell agrees to appear on the Edgar Bergen–Charlie McCarthy radio program for a fee of $1000, also agreeing not to appear on any other radio show for a period of seven days. Signed on the last page by Russell and Bergen. In fine condition, with staple hole to top left of each page and some scattered light toning and creasing. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1091. Robert Ryan.

Vintage ballpoint signature, “Robert Ryan,” on an off-white 5.5 x 3.5 album page. A small newspaper photo of Ryan is affixed to the lower right. Katherine Derry has also signed and inscribed the reverse, and a photo of her is affixed as well. In fine condition, with some show-through from signature and photo on reverse. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1092. Albert Salmi.

Vintage fountain pen signature, “Thank you, Albert Salmi,” on an off-white 5 x 3 card. In fine condition, with light horizontal impression through portion of signature and scattered soiling. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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1093. George C. Scott. Vintage green

1096. Robert Shaw.

ballpoint signature, “George C. Scott,” on an off-white 5 x 3 card. In fine condition, with a light horizontal impression under the signature. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1094. George Seaton. Screenwrit-

er, film director, and producer (1911–1979), who won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Miracle on 34th Street and The Country Girl. DS, signed in pencil, “Okay, Geo Seaton,” one page, 8.5 x 5.5, December 28, 1951. Receipt for $16.70 for lunch checks at the Paramount Pictures commissary, signed at the bottom in pencil by Seaton. Punch and staple holes and torn edge to top and a couple of office notations and a stamp near bottom, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

“I am glad you enjoyed Inspector Clouseau because I had great fun doing it” 1095. Peter Sellers.

TLS, one page, 8 x 10, personal letterhead on onionskin paper, March 24, 1969. Sellers writes to Donald Koos, in full: “Thank you very much for writing to me, and for the compliment you have paid to me as an actor. I am glad you enjoyed Inspector Clouseau because I had great fun doing it. At the moment I am filming— ’The Magic Christian’—a movie which I think you will really enjoy: it is from the book by Terry Southern. I have enclosed an autographed photograph of myself; I do hope you like it.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds, one very lightly passing through the first letter of the last name, a light diagonal crease running from the top left corner to the bottom edge, not affecting the signature, and a horizontal mailing fold passing through the top of the “P” in the signature. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Blue felt tip signature, “Robert Shaw,” on a white 5.5 x 3.5 card. In fine condition, with slight toning along the top edge. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1097. Jay Silverheels. Cana-

dian-born Mohawk Indian actor (1912–1980) best known for his role as Tonto in the Lone Ranger television series. Vintage fountain pen signature and inscription, “To Irene, Best wishes, Jay Silverheels, Tonto,” on an off-white 5.5 x 3.5 sheet affixed to an identical size sheet. In fine condition, with irregularly trimmed edges. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Rare photo from the classic horror writer adding the full Wolf Man curse 1098. Curt Siodmak. Nov-

elist and screenwriter (19022000) known for writing horror and sci-fi films, most notably The Wolf Man and Donovan’s Brain. Scarce glossy 8 x 10 Universal Studios publicity photo of Lon Chaney, Jr. as the Wolf Man, signed and inscribed in silver ink by Siodmak, “For Joe O’Brien, from Curt Siodmak, writer of The Wolf Man.” Below, Siodmak has added the Wolf Man curse: “Even a man who is pure in heart and says his prayers by night, may become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms and the autumn moon is bright.” In fine condition, with light surface marks and impressions and some areas of light signature contrast. Just the first Siodmak signed photo we have offered, this is a difficult to acquire piece from the creator of one of Hollywood’s most popular monsters. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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1099. Kenneth Strickfaden. Set designer and electrical special effects creator (1896–1984) whose work appeared in more than 100 films and television shows including Frankenstein, The Wizard of Oz, and The Munsters. Original unsigned pencil sketch of a “Resonarium” on an off-white 7.5 x 5 lightly-lined sheet. In fine condition, with some mild toning and a few creases. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“I am asking you…to accept the attached token as an expression of gratitude for your valuable 17-year work for the benefit of the Theater” 1100. Konstantin Stanislavsky. Printed

TLS in Russian, signed “K. Stanislavsky,” one page, 7.5 x 9.25, Moscow Arts Theater letterhead, no date. Letter of gratitude. In full, “Due to the 35th anniversary of the M. Gorky Moscow Arts Theater of the Union of SSR and according to the Regulations on the Seagull Badge, approved by the Central Executive Committee of the USSR,-I am asking you, for myself and on Konstantin Sergeyevich’s behalf, to accept the attached token as an expression of gratitude for your valuable 17-year work for the benefit of the Theater, which is so close and dear to all of us.” Boldly signed at the bottom by Stanislavsky and Vl. Nemirovich-Danchenko. In very good to fine condition, with two small tears to the uneven right edge, one affecting the end of Nemirovich-Danchenko’s signature, and a few small creases. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1102. Frank Sutton. Actor (1923–1974) best remembered as the gruff Sgt. Carter on the classic Gomer Pyle TV series. DS, seven sides of four pages, 8.5 x 11, July 25, 1969. One year agency agreement between Sutton and the Mishkin Agency for a standard ten percent commission. Signed on the last page by Sutton. In fine condition, with a staple hole to top left corner and a few scattered creases. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Uncommon portrait of the legendary screenwriter-turned-director 1101. Preston Sturges. Academy Award–winning American director and screen-

writer (1898–1959) best known for his fast-paced, cleverly scripted screwball comedies. Scarce vintage matte-finish 7 x 9 photo of Sturges looking particularly stern, signed and inscribed in fountain pen “For Alexis Pillet from his affectionate friend—Preston Sturges, Hollywood–1942.” In very good condition, with lightly trimmed edges, a small corner crease, and scattered silvering to background and image. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Rare image of the tragic actress from Valley of the Dolls 1104. Sharon Tate. Promising American actress (born 1943)

and wife of director Roman Polanski who was propelled into infamy when she was murdered by the Manson Family at the age of 26, in the notorious killing spree that shook the nation in the summer of 1969. Marvelous vintage glossy 9.5 x 7 photo of Tate and Barbara Parkins in Valley of the Dolls, signed and inscribed in blue ink, “For Pierre, Warmest Wishes, Sharon Tate” and “To Peter, Barbara Parkins.” In fine condition, with some light surface creasing, impressions, and a bit of irregular ink adhesion to Tate’s signature. Any signed images from Tate are highly desirable, and this one serves as a particularly fantastic example, featuring both the tragic actress and Parkins. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

In a rare letter, Tate signs money over to her lover and fellow Manson murder victim Jay Sebring 1105. Sharon Tate. Scarce TLS, one onionskin page, 8.5 x 11,

August 20, 1965. An official letter to the William Morris Agency. In part: “As an accommodation to me, I request that all monies which you may receive on my account be paid, after deduction of any commissions payable to you by me, to and in the name of Thomas Jay Sebring at Sebring’s International…. You shall not be held responsible or in any way accountable for the disposition, by Mr. Sebring, of such funds. Your responsibility with regard to such funds shall end when a check payable to Mr. Sebring has been either delivered to him personally or deposited in the U.S. Mail addressed to him as indicated above.” Light handling wear, a couple small spots of toning, and a few creases, otherwise fine, clean condition.

Jay Sebring (1933–1969), who came to prominence as a ‘hairdresser to the stars,’ first met Tate at a party at the famed Whiskey a Go-Go nightclub in 1964. The two began a romantic relationship and were engaged after Sebring’s divorce in 1965. Tate, a starlet on the rise, instructed the William Morris Agency to turn over all the money she made from modeling and movies to her boyfriend at Sebring International. Though their engagement ended when Tate fell in love with her Fearless Vampire Killers director, Roman Polanski, Sebring remained close to the actress and also befriended Polanski. On August 8, 1969, Tate, Sebring, and several other friends dined together at a Mexican restaurant and then returned to Tate’s rented residence at 10050 Cielo Drive in the Hollywood Hills. Late that night, three of Charles Manson’s followers entered the home. By the time the intruders left in the wee hours of the following morning, Sebring, Tate, her unborn child, and three others were dead. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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1106. Elizabeth Taylor.

Superb satin-finish 8 x 10 photo, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint “To Richard, Best wishes, Elizabeth Taylor.” In fine condition. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1109. Irving Thalberg. Legendary Hol-

lywood production executive who took hold of Universal City at age 20, and supervised such films as Ben Hur and Mutiny on the Bounty. He died of pneumonia at age 37. Louis B. Mayer Studios, Inc., business check, 8.25 x 3.25, filled out in type and signed by Thalberg, “I Thalberg,” payable to Jacob Mayer for $40.00, April 3, 1923. In very good condition, with several vertical folds, scattered creases and wrinkles, several staple holes, a bit of light toning, and a small chip to top edge. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1110. Three Stooges: Moe Howard. Vintage

matte-finish 10 x 8 photo of the Stooges laughing at Curly be-

Taylor presents a definitive volume of her beloved jewelry to a longtime confidant 1107. Elizabeth Taylor. Signed book: My Love Affair with Jewelry.

First edition. NY: Simon & Schuster, 2002. Hardcover with dustjacket, 10 x 12.5, 239 pages. Signed and inscribed on the title page to Dr. Arnold Klein: “My Beloved Arnie / I love you more than I could tell-I feel you have saved my fading life. I love and thank you forever, Your Elizabeth T.” In fine condition, with a few pages separated from spine. Klein, the noted Beverly Hills dermatologist, philanthropist, and ultimate Hollywood insider, was for many years a close personal friend and confidant to Taylor. It took Christies two days to conduct the sale of Elizabeth Taylor’s jewelry in 2011 and it brought an astounding $137 million. This more than doubled the previous record for a single owner’s jewelry auction held by the Duchess of Windsor. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1108. Shirley Temple. Vintage

fountain pen childhood signature, “Shirley Temple,” on an off-white 3.25 x 1.5 card. Matted with a nice vintage postcard photo of Temple to an overall size of 9.5 x 12. In fine condition, with a trivial brush to first name. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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ing run over by Moe and Larry, signed and inscribed in fountain pen to assistant director George Rhein “To our pal George (Simon Legree) Rhein, Please don’t call us too early, sincerely, The 3 Stooges, Moe, Larry, Curly,” with Moe signing for Curly and Larry, and signing their names again under their other respective image. Moderate to heavy contrast to all six very light signatures and tack holes to left corners, otherwise fine condition. Rhein served as assistant director on the Stooges short Hoi Polloi. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The man behind the Three Stooges’ shorts 1111. Three Stooges: Jules White. Film director

and producer (1900-1985) best known as the director and producer of most Three Stooges shorts between 1937 and 1959. Scarce felt tip signature, “To Buddy, Jules White,” on an offwhite 6 x 4 card. In fine condition, with mild toning around the edges and slight show through from collector’s notations on reverse. Originally acquired from the Buddy George Marshall in-person Hollywood collection. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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1112. Thelma Todd.

1115. Lee Van Cleef.

Ballpoint signature, “Lee Van Cleef,” on an off-white 5.5 x 3.5 card. In fine condition, with a light impression on far right edge and mild wear to each corner. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Desirable vintage mattefinish 5 x 7 photo of Todd and her dog, signed in white artist’s pencil “Best wishes, from Thelma Todd & Gallant,” adding a small sketch of a dog’s paw print below the signature. In fine condition, with some silvering to dark areas of photo and a couple trivial dings to corner tips. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1116. Vivian Vance. DS, one

1113. Ben Turpin. Vintage glossy 5 x 8 photo of a cock-eyed Turpin, signed in white ink, “Best wishes, Ben Turpin.” Some scattered creases and surface marks and a bit of light silvering, visible only at an angle, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

Two highly sought-after Academy Award winners 1114. Miyoshi Umeki and Vivien Leigh.

Umeki was a Japanese-born actress (1929– 2007) best known for her Oscarwinning turn in Sayonara and for her role as Mrs. Livingston in the television series The Courtship of Eddie’s Father. Vintage fountain pen signatures, “To John, Sincerely, Miyoshi Umeki,” adding Japanese characters next to her signature, and “To John, Best wishes, Vivien Leigh,” on opposite sides of a 5 x 6 album page, with two Leigh postage stamps affixed to Leigh’s side. In fine condition, with some scattered light toning to both sides. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

page both sides, 8.5 x 11, June 17, 1965. Agreement between Vance and Em-Bee Productions for Vance to appear on Call My Bluff, for a salary of $1000.00. Signed at the conclusion in red felt tip by Vance, who has also initialed a small rider stapled to the reverse. Office stamp directly next to signature, a couple other stamps and notations, and two staples to edges, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1117. Larry Vincent.

Television horror host (1924-1975), most well known for his ‘Seymour’ character, who presented and criticized low-budget horror and science fiction movies to a nationwide audience. Felt tip signature, “Seymour Larry Vincent,” on an off-white 6 x 4 card. In fine condition, with light toning. Originally acquired from the Buddy George Marshall in-person Hollywood collection. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1118. Luchino Visconti. Acclaimed di-

rector of Ossessione, Death in Venice, and The Damned. Christmas card, signed “Luchino,” measuring 6 x 8.5, featuring an image of King Ludwig II on the cover, dated by Visconti “Noel 1971.” On the inside, Visconti writes a brief message, in French, signed at the conclusion. In fine condition, with some mild toning and foxing working in from the edges. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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The first of The Flying Wallendas 1119. Karl Wallenda.

Stunt man (1905-1978) and founder of The Flying Wallendas, a world-renowned daredevil circus group known for its high wire acts. His troupe toured with the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus before going freelance. Wallenda plummeted to his death at age 73, when he attempted to walk between two 10-story buildings in windy conditions. Vintage glossy 10 x 8 photo of the Flying Wallendas in a three man pyramid, signed in red ink by Karl. In fine condition, with scattered creasing, some irregular adhesion to the signature, and a stray ink mark in the right border. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

“The credit at the end of every one of our radio and TV programs (technical assistance from the office of W. H. Parker, Chief of Police) is true in every sense of the phrase” 1120. Jack Webb. TLS, two pages, 5.75 x 7.75, personal letterhead,

March 17, 1954. In part: “Thank you for taking time to let me have your comments about Dragnet. The Los Angeles Police Department was and is most cooperative. The credit at the end of every one of our radio and TV programs (technical assistance from the office of W. H. Parker, Chief of Police) is true in every sense of the phrase. Spokesmen for the Los Angeles Police Department have been generous enough to say at various times that the program has helped public understanding of policemen’s problems. At no time, however, has the program been used as an official voice of the Department or any of its members.” In fine condition, with some diagonal strips of toning and slight mirroring of letterhead to first page. A superb example rich in Dragnet content, the show that earned widespread praise for improving the public perception of police officers. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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1121. John Wayne.

TNS, on one of Wayne’s note cards, 4 x 3, September 10, 1975. Short thank you note to Anne Lemlich. In full: “A thoughtful note when you least expect it is most encouraging. Thank you so much for your good wishes.” Matted with two portraits of Wayne to an overall size of 20 x 16. In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1122. John Wayne. Matte-finish 10 x 8 photo of Wayne as Rooster Cogburn from True Grit, signed and inscribed in black felt tip “Larry & Virginia, My best, Duke, John Wayne 1971.” In fine condition, with a few light bends and creases and a trivial brush to inscription. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1123. John Wayne. Pro-

gram from the 1970 Headliner Award banquet, held on June 3, 1970, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, 9.25 x 12, honoring Wayne as the “Headliner of the Year.” Signed on the front cover in black felt tip by John Wayne as well as by Patrick Wayne. In very good condition, with scattered creasing, soiling, and surface marks to covers, creases to inside pages, slight separation along hinge, and a brush to Patrick’s signature. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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11 2 7 . N a t a lie Wood and Robert Wagner. FDC with a

cachet honoring the 6.3-cent Liberty Bell stamp, signed and inscribed in black felt tip “Edward, our very best, Robert Wagner,” and “Natalie Wood.” In fine condition, with a postmark under Wagner’s last name. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

An early signed photo of Dorothy’s ‘Uncle Henry’ 1124. Wizard of Oz: Charley Grapewin. Character actor

(1869–1956) best known for his role as Uncle Henry in The Wizard of Oz. Vintage pearl-finish 8 x 10 photo, signed in fountain pen, “Sincerely yours, Charley Grapewin, 9/25/15.” Clipped corners, mounting remnants in the upper right border, a vertical crease on the right side, scattered marks and soiling, and mounting remnants on reverse, otherwise very good condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1125. Wizard of Oz: Billie Burke. AQS on an off-white 4.5

x 5.5 sheet. In full: “’I don’t know what I am going to do, But I shall do it.’ Billie Burke.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1126. Natalie Wood. Vintage ballpoint signature, “With love, Natalie Wood,” on an off-white 5.25 x 4.25 album page, with a collector’s date notation of August 28, 1956, in the lower right corner. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1128. Natalie Wood.

Vintage ink signature and inscription, “To Paul, Love, Natalie Wood,” on a light blue 6.5 x 5 album page. In fine condition, with a trivial brush to end of signature, mild toning to edges, and tape remnants to reverse. Accompanied by an unsigned glossy 8 x 10 photo. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1129. Roland Young.

Original signed ink sketch of his Beverly Hills home, his Rodeo Drive address, a candlestick telephone with his number, and a self portrait profile on an off-white 4.75 x 8.75 sheet. Affixed to a larger mount and framed to an overall size of 10.5 x 13.5. Intersecting folds, some scattered creases and wrinkles, and a uniform shade of toning, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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1130. Yul Brynner

1131. Oscar Levant

1132. Julie Andrews

1133. Celebrity Checks

1134. Wizard of Oz: Jack Haley

1135. Alistair Cooke

1136. Dan Duryea

1137. Alec Guinness

1138. Laurence Olivier

1139. James Stewart

1140. Army Archerd

1141. Arthur and Kathryn Murray

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1146. Academy Awards

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1148. Salute to Oscar Hammerstein II

1150. It’s a Wonderful Life: Stewart and Reed

1151. My Three Sons

1152. Actresses

1153. Actresses

1154. Mikhail Baryshnikov

1155. Batman

1156. Claudia Cardinale

1157. Howard Duff

1159. Joan Fontaine

1160. Gone With the Wind

1161. Gone With the Wind: de Havilland and King

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1147. Lost Horizon

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1162. Horror

1163. Glenda Jackson

1164. Robert Mitchum

1165. Debbie Reynolds

1166. Barbara Rush

1167. Tarzan

1168. Tarzan

1169. Lana Turner

1170. Loretta Young

1171. Vincent Price

1172. Actors and Actresses MB $100

1173. Superman: Neill and Larson

1176. Adrienne Ames

1177. Dana Andrews

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1178. Evelyn Ankers

1179. Alan Arkin

1180. James Arness

1181. Leon Askin

1182. Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers

1183. Fred Astaire

1184. Fred Astaire

1185. Fred Astaire

1186. Mary Astor

1187. Mary Astor

1188. Lenore Aubert

1189. Lauren Bacall

1190. Lauren Bacall

1191. Lauren Bacall

1192. Lauren Bacall

1193. Fay Bainter

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1194. Anne Bancroft

1195. Brigitte Bardot

1196. Brigitte Bardot

1197. Brigitte Bardot

1198. Brigitte Bardot

1199. Florence Bates

1200. Anne Baxter

1201. Anne Baxter

1202. Clyde Beatty

1203. Scotty Beckett

1204. Jean Paul Belmondo

1205. Joan Bennett

1206. Jack Benny

1207. Carl Betz

1208. Turhan Bey

1209. Joan Blondell

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1210. John Boles

1211. Richard Boone

1212. Ernest Borgnine

1213. Ernest Borgnine

1214. Yul Brynner

1215. Raymond Burr

1216. Susan Cabot

1217. James Cagney

1218. Henry Calvin

1219. Frank Capra

1220. Claudia Cardinale

1221. Martine Carol

1222. Leslie Caron and Farley Granger

1223. Leslie Caron

1224. Richard Chamberlain

1225. Dick Clark

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1226. James Coburn

1227. Claudette Colbert

1228. Claudette Colbert

1229. Claudette Colbert

1230. Clyde Cook

1231. Elisha Cook, Jr

1232. Elisha Cook, Jr

1233. Jackie Cooper

1234. Ricardo Cortez

1235. Buster Crabbe

1236. Broderick Crawford

1237. Joan Crawford

1238. Bing Crosby

1239. Tony Curtis

1240. Tony Curtis

1241. Tony Curtis

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1242. Peter Cushing

1243. Dorothy Dandridge

1244. Mickey Daniels

1245. Bette Davis

1246. Bette Davis

1247. Gail Davis

1248. Doris Day

1249. Arturo de Cordova

1250. Olivia de Havilland

1251. Vittorio de Sica

1252. Richard Deacon

1253. Frances Dee

1254. Alain Delon

1255. Alain Delon

1256. Marlene Dietrich

1257. Marlene Dietrich

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1258. Diana Dors

1259. Faye Dunaway

1260. Jimmy Durante MB $100

1261. Robert Duvall

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1262. Clint Eastwood

1263. Clint Eastwood

1264. Clint Eastwood

1265. Easy Rider

1266. Nelson Eddy

1267. Taina Elg

1268. Taina Elg

1269. Denholm Elliott

1270. Maurice Evans

1271. Douglas Fairbanks, Jr

1272. Peter Falk

1273. Barbara Feldon

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1274. Paul Fix

1275. Bramwell Fletcher

1276. Henry Fonda

1277. Jane Fonda

1278. Bob Fosse

1279. Susanna Foster

1280. Anne Francis

1281. John Garfield

1282. Greer Garson

1283. Lillian Gish

1284. Lillian Gish

1285. Lillian Gish

1286. Jackie Gleason

1287. Jackie Gleason

1288. Gone With the Wind: Butterfly McQueen

1289. Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez

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1290. Betty Grable

1291. Betty Grable

1292. Gloria Grahame

1293. Alec Guinness

1294. Anne Gwynne

1295. Rex Harrison

1296. Rex Harrison

1297. Goldie Hawn

1298. Sonja Henie

1299. Paul Henreid

1300. Celeste Holm

1301. Bob Hope

1302. Bob Hope

1303. Bob Hope

1304. Ruth Hussey

1305. Betty Hutton

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1306. Wilfrid Hyde-White

1307. I Dream of Jeannie

1308. Burl Ives

1309. Burl Ives

1310. Rick Jason

1311. Zita Johann

1312. Danny Kaye

1313. Gene Kelly

1314. George Kennedy

1315. Alan Ladd

1316. Alan Ladd MB $100

1317. Arthur Lake and Fran Allison

1320. Michael Landon

1321. Laura

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1318. Elsa Lanchester MB $100

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1322. Janet Leigh

1323. Margaret Lockwood

1324. Gina Lollobrigida

1325. Gina Lollobrigida

1326. Sophia Loren

1327. Sophia Loren

1328. Sophia Loren

1329. Sophia Loren

1330. Paul Lukas

1331. Dorothy Malone

1332. The Man from UNCLE

1333. Joseph L. Mankiewicz

1334. Florence Marly

1335. Chico Marx

1336. Groucho Marx

1337. James Mason

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1338. James Mason

1339. Ilona Massey

1340. Ilona Massey

1341. Raymond Massey

1342. Roddy McDowall

1343. Melina Mercouri

1344. Burgess Meredith

1345. Toshiro Mifune

1346. Marvin Miller

1347. John Mills

1348. John Mills

1349. Vincente Minnelli

1350. Carmen Miranda

1351. Robert Mitchum and Jane Greer

1352. Robert Mitchum

1353. Yves Montand

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1354. Cleo Moore

1355. Roger Moore

1356. Michele Morgan

1357. The Mummy

1358. Nazimova MB $100

1359. Ozzie and Harriet Nelson

1360. Jack Nicholson and Louise Fletcher

1361. Kim Novak

1362. Rudolf Nureyev

1363. Frances O’Connor

1364. Martha O’Driscoll

1365. Henry O’Neill

1366. Peter O’Toole

1367. Carol Ohmart

1368. Laurence Olivier

1369. Al Pacino

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1370. Gregory Peck

1371. Jean Peters

1372. Mary Philbin

1373. Barney Phillips

1374. Slim Pickens

1375. Mary Pickford

1376. Mary Pickford

1377. Janet Pilgrim

1378. Sidney Poitier

1379. Roman Polanski

1380. Otto Preminger MB $100

1381. Paula Prentiss and Richard Benjamin

1384. Gilda Radner

1385. Ella Raines

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1382. Vincent Price MB $100

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1386. Jane Randolph

1387. Robert Redford

1388. Donna Reed

1389. Bill Robinson

1390. Buddy Rogers

1391. Roy Rogers

1392. Cesar Romero

1393. Cesar Romero

1394. Jane Russell

1395. Rosalind Russell

1396. Eva Marie Saint

1397. George C. Scott

1398. Randolph Scott

1399. Simone Signoret

1400. Simone Simon

1401. Simone Simon

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1402. Penny Singleton

1403. Red Skelton

1404. Red Skelton

1405. Barbara Stanwyck

1406. Barbara Stanwyck

1407. James Stewart

1408. Gloria Stuart

1409. Sydney Tafler

1410. Robert Taylor

1411. Shirley Temple

1412. Shirley Temple

1413. Shirley Temple

1414. Gene Tierney and Dana Andrews

1415. Gene Tierney

1416. Gene Tierney

1417. Gene Tierney

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1418. Claire Trevor

1419. Lee Van Cleef

1420. Lupe Velez

1421. Hal Wallis

1422. Douglas Walton

1423. Watch the Birdie

1424. Vera West

1425. Billy Wilder

1426. Billy Wilder MB $100

1427. Wizard of Oz: Bolger and Haley

1428. Anna May Wong

1429. Fay Wray and Ralph Bellamy

1430. William Wyler

1431. Loretta Young

1432. Loretta Young

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1433. Vera Zorina and Eddie Albert MB $100

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sports 1435. Abe Attell.

Boxing Hall of Famer (1883–1970) who was featherweight boxing champion of the world 1901–1912. Attell later became one of the instigators of the 1919 Chicago Black Sox scandal. Glossy 8 x 10 photo of Attell in a pugilistic pose, signed vertically in blue ink, “From the little champ, Abe Attell.” In very good condition, with small center tear in top border, creasing along top edge and all corners, some stray ink marks to left side, easily matted out ink marks to upper right corner, and light show-through of collector’s notation on reverse. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1438. Roy Campanella.

Vintage ballpoint signature, “Best wishes, Roy Campanella,” on an off-white 5.5 x 3.25 government postcard (postmarked 9/12/1949). In fine condition, with mild toning, a small ding to the top, and a light post stamp affecting the sentiment. Accompanied by an unsigned glossy 8 x 10 photo of Campanella in his catcher’s gear. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1439. Primo Carnera.

Vintage glossy 4 x 5.75 photo of Carnera proudly posing in a championship sash, signed in blue ballpoint. Encapsulated in a plastic PSA/DNA authentication holder. Mild contrast to the signature, which is light, but mostly legible, and photographer’s stamp to bottom edge, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

1436. James J. Braddock. Vintage

glossy 8 x 10 photo, signed and inscribed in fountain pen to middleweight boxer Johnny Papke, “To my good friend Johnny Papke, a real fellow, Best Wishes, Jim Braddock.” Scattered creases and surface marks, some light silvering to darker area (visible only at an angle), small tear to top edge, and one line of inscription light, but legible, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1437. Tommy Burns.

Vintage glossy 8 x 10 photo of Burns from his boxing days, signed and inscribed in fountain pen “To Jimmy Wiggins, Your friend, Tommy Burns, Aug 24/49.” Scattered creases, and a light black area of brushing next to facial area, otherwise fine condition. Precertified Steve Grad/ PSA/DNA and RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

1440. Primo Carnera. Vin-

tage glossy 7 x 7.5 double weight photo of the ‘Ambling Alp,’ towering over another b o x e r, s i g n e d and inscribed in fountain pen “To Nick from Primo Carnera.” In very good condition, with moderate contrast to last name of signature, trimmed edges, scattered light surface marks and impressions, and light rubbing to finish. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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Choice photo of the ‘Georgia Peach’ 1441. Ty Cobb. Vintage 4 x 5.5 program photo of Cobb rounding third

base, signed in black ink. Photo is affixed by the reverse of the top left corner to an identical size piece of cardboard. In fine condition, with a bit of light edge toning and soiling. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1442. Ty Cobb. Personal check, 8.25 x 3, filled out and signed by

Cobb, “Tyrus R. Cobb,” payable to American Air Lines for $755.66, March 22, 1954. In fine condition, with cancelation holes to body, light show-through from stamps on reverse, and a couple pencil notations. The signature area is clean and unaffected. Accompanied by an unsigned glossy 8 x 10 photo of Cobb on the field. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1443. Ty Cobb.

Vintage fountain pen signature, “Ty Cobb,” on an off-white 5.5 x 3.25 government postcard. In fine condition, with scattered mild creasing not affecting signature. Accompanied by an unsigned satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of Cobb in front of the dugout. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1444. Mickey Cochrane. Check, 6 x 2.5, filled out and signed by Cochrane, “Gordon S. Cochrane,” payable to American Opinion for $15.00, December 10, 1960. Matted with a photo of Cochrane in his gear to an overall size of 9 x 12. In fine condition, with cancellation holes to body and show-through from stamps on reverse. Pre-certified Steve Grad/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

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1445. Mickey Cochrane. Vintage foun-

tain pen signature and inscription, “To Skippy, Best wishes, Mickey Cochrane,” on an off-white 5.5 x 3.25 government postcard (postmarked 9/5/1949). In fine condition, with a light cancellation stamp affecting part of the inscription. Accompanied by an unsigned glossy 8 x 10 photo of Cochrane in his Tiger’s uniform. Pre-certified Steve Grad/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1446. James J. Corbett. Vin-

tage fountain pen signature, “With best regards, Sincerely, Jas. J. Corbett,” on an off-white 4.25 x 2.25 slip. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1447. Nellie Fox. Color vintage 6.75 x 10 magazine photo of Fox in his Chicago uniform, signed in blue ballpoint, “Nelson Fox.” Matted to an overall size of 11 x 14. Strip of horizontal toning along top and mild vertical rippling, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

‘Iron Horse’ single-signed ball 1448. Lou Gehrig. Official Spalding baseball signed in fountain pen on the sweet spot. In good condition, with a moderate block of toning over signature from old tape which has since been removed, light overall soiling to ball, and signature a shade or two light, but mostly legible. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1449. Bob ‘Ace’ Gruenig and Jack McCracken. Basketball

Hall of Famers. Two vintage program pages, both 6 x 9, of Gruenig and McCracken in their Denver Nuggets uniforms, signed in pencil by Gruenig and McCracken respectively. In fine condition, with some scattered light creases. McCracken and Gruenig were both posthumously inducted into the Hall of Fame rendering the availability of their signatures on the marketplace practically nonexistent and with a photographic format such as these being of an even further rarity. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Hornsby makes plans to discuss a “new scoring technique for competitive ability” developed by a Yankee legend 1450. Rogers Hornsby. Hall of

Famer. A two-time MVP and twotime Triple Crown winner, was the player-manager of the Cardinals’ first World Championship team in 1926 and was the first National League player to hit 300 home runs. TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, St. Louis Browns letterhead, May 22, 1952. Letter to a man in New Jersey. In full: “I am in receipt of your letter of May 17, but due to other pressing matters, I am unable to answer all your questions at this time. From what I read, your new scoring technique for competitive ability, has possibilities. I would be happy to discuss the problem with you when your club plays in New York.” In fine condition, with some light toning to edges. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. In 1952 Henrich wrote to many Hall of Famers, including Hornsby, Ty Cobb, Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams, and others, about a new idea he had for keeping score in baseball games. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

1451. Rogers Hornsby.

Vintage fountain pen signature and inscription, “To Skippy, from Rogers Hornsby,” on an off-white 5.5 x 3.25 government postcard (postmarked 6/11/1949). In fine condition, with moderate toning from previous display and a light post stamp at beginning of inscription. Accompanied by an unsigned glossy 8 x 10 photo of Hornsby in a Cardinals uniform. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Scarce full signature of the first African-American heavyweight champ 1452. Jack Johnson.

Colorful African-American boxer (1878–1946) who held the world heavyweight championship from 1908 to 1915 and whose achievements in and out of the ring created an unprecedented storm of racially charged controversy. Very rare full vintage fountain pen signature and inscription, “To Arthur from Arthur Jack Johnson, Good luck,” on an off-white 4.5 x 3.75 card, bearing a preprinted sentiment which reads, “Best wishes from Former Heavyweight Champion of the World,” and an image of Johnson. In fine condition, with a staple hole to top, a couple light bends, and a hint of trivial soiling. This example is the first full signature of Johnson we have seen. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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1453. Larry Lajoie. Vintage

1457. Joe Louis.

ballpoint signature, “Larry Lajoie 5-18-49,” on an off-white 5.5 x 3.25 government postcard (postmarked 5/18/1949). In fine condition, with light corner creasing, mild border toning, and a cancellation stamp over part of the “L” in his last name. Accompanied by an unsigned glossy 8 x 10 photo of Lajoie with Cleveland. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Glossy 8 x 10 photo of Louis ready to fight, signed in purple ink. Scattered moderate creasing throughout, a heavy central vertical crease, and a tear to the upper left, fixed with tape on reverse, otherwise very good condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $150)

1454. Duffy Lewis. Vintage

green fountain pen signature, “Geo. E. ‘Duffy’ Lewis,” on an offwhite 5.5 x 3.25 government postcard (postmarked 6/8/1949). In fine condition, with mild toning around the edges. Accompanied by an unsigned glossy 8 x 10 photo of Lewis swinging a bat as a Red Sox player. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1455. Ted ‘Kid’ Lewis. English boxer

(1893–1970) who won the world welterweight championship in 1915. Vintage fountain pen signature, “Don’t ever get found out, January 1931, Ted Kid Lewis, Former Worlds Champion,” on a light green 5.25 x 4 album page. Mild toning, mainly to edges, and a partial signature and sketch of a golfer under Lewis’s signature, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1456. Vince Lombardi. Green Bay Pack-

ers, Inc. business check, 8.25 x 3.25, filled out in another hand and signed by Lombardi, “Vincent Lombardi,” payable to Roland Fischer for $9.54, December 1, 1960. In fine condition, with three vertical folds, one through a single letter of signature, and expected stamps and cancellation holes. Precertified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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1458. Connie Mack. Vintage

fountain pen signature, “Connie Mack,” on an offwhite 3.5 x 2 card. In fine condition, with a paperclip impression through the “C.” Accompanied by the original mailing envelope and an unsigned satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of Mack in a suit and tie. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

Mantle does Match Game 1459. Mickey Mantle. DS, one

page both sides, 8.5 x 11, June 3, 1968. Agreement between Mantle and Sojourn Productions for Mantle to appear on four shows of The Match Game on NBC, for a salary of $200.00 per show. Signed at the bottom by Mantle. In fine condition, with a horizontal fold through Mantle’s signature, and a small office stamp and notation. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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‘Pistol Pete’ and Celtic greats come together for Red’s foundation 1460. ‘Pistol’ Pete Maravich and the Boston Celtics. Pro-

“Our aim is to clean up our ticket selling situation” 1463. Walter O’Malley. The man

gram for an event by the Red Auerbach Foundation, 8.5 x 11, signed on the front cover in blue felt tip by 11 attendees including: ‘Pistol’ Pete Maravich (signing “Pistol Pete”), Red Auerbach, John Havlicek, Tom Heinson, Dave Cowens, Gene Conley, Wayne Embry, Bailey Howell, Hank Finkle, and Jim Luscatoff. A couple small water spots to Maravich’s signature, some light rippling and creasing, and a vertical scratch to cover, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1461. Rocky Marciano. Felt tip signature,

“To Mike, Rocky Marciano,” on an off-white 6 x 4 sheet affixed to a slightly larger card. In very good condition, with two tears to the left edge and one to the bottom, and heavy wrinkling throughout. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

Replica Lombardi trophy signed by the threetime MVP 1462. Joe Montana. Replica Vince Lom-

bardi Super Bowl trophy, approximately 18˝ tall, celebrating the 49ers five Super Bowl Championships, with commemorative plaques on the base, signed on one side in blue felt tip, “All my best, Joe Montana.” Rubbing and fingerprints under signature and faint traces of a buffed off inscription, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

responsible for firing Branch Rickey and the team’s unpopular move from New York to Los Angeles. He was posthumously inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2008. TLS signed “Walter F. O’Malley,” one page, 8.5 x 11, Brooklyn Dodgers letterhead, August 12, 1952. Letter to a disgruntled ticket buyer. In part: “Our aim is to clean up our ticket selling situation and we can only do it when people like yourself write. I find only one nice note in all that you wrote. At least the ticket seller did not demand the $1.00 bonus. We cannot prevent them from taking a tip if it is offered, but we can prevent them from holding back good seats for people who pay extra…If you will write to Harold Parrott mentioning this letter, I know that he will be happy to have you as our guest at some future game.” Intersecting folds, and some light soiling to right edge, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1464. Mel Ott. Vin-

tage ink signature, “Mel Ott,” on an off-white 5.5 x 3.25 government postcard (postmarked 6/16/1948). In fine condition. with trivial toning along right edge. Accompanied by an unsigned glossy 8 x 10 photo of the New York slugger. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1465. Jesse Owens. Vintage

pencil signature, “Greeting, Jesse Owens, Ohio State Univ.,” on an off-white 6 x 6.25 sheet of Hotel Paramount stationery. Sheet is affixed to an identical size sheet. In very good condition, with tear and paper loss to top edge, two horizontal folds, a few creases, and moderate toning. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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1466. Jesse Owens.

Glossy 10 x 8 photo of Owens bolting out of the starting blocks, signed and inscribed in black felt tip “To Melinda, Greetings to a very lovely person—Jesse Owens, 36 Olympics.” In fine condition, with a few scattered light creases and surface marks. Precertified Steve Grad/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1468. Charlie Robertson. American League pitcher (1896–1984)

who threw the fifth perfect game in baseball history against the Detroit Tigers in 1922. Felt tip signature, “Charles Robertson,” and “Chas. C. Robertson, April 30, 77” on individual off-white 5 x 3 lined cards. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Patterson prepares for his second fight with Liston: “I will go down as a real fighting man” 1467. Floyd Patterson. TLS,

one page, 8.5 x 11, personal letterhead, February 15, 1963. Letter to an admirer prior to his fight with Sonny Liston. In part: “However, getting down to the meat of your letter, I think that your advice not only is well-meant, but it makes excellent sense. I can assure you that I will go into this fight with the same determination that I went into the second Johansson fight; and if it be God’s Will that I lose, I believe that I will not be disgraced, but that I will go down as a real fighting man. I know, of course, that there has been considerable criticism concerning my last fight, and I am not in any way trying to apologize. Perhaps my tactics were wrong, and if so, I will correct them this time.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds and some scattered light creases. Patterson lost to Sonny Liston in September of 1962 and was widely criticized for not using his speed and trying to tie Liston up too frequently, which resulted in Patterson being knocked out on the first round. This quick result led some to speculate the fight was fixed to set up a lucrative rematch. Patterson was also knocked out in the first round of their rematch in July of 1963. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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1469. Jackie Robinson. Vintage fountain pen signature,

“Best wishes, from Jackie Robinson,” on an off-white 5.5 x 3.25 government postcard (postmarked 12/16/1948). In fine condition, with a small area of surface paper loss to the left edge, well away from signature, and a cancellation stamp above the signature. Accompanied by an unsigned satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of Robinson posing in his Dodgers uniform. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1470. Jacob Ruppert and Ed Barrow. The

American League Base Ball Club business check, 9 x 3.25, filled out in type and signed by Jacob Ruppert and countersigned by Ed Barrow, “E. G. Barrow,” payable to Lion Oil—El Dorado Baseball Club Inc. for $150.00, August 7, 1930. Vertical fold to right side passing through a single letter of Ruppert’s signature, expected stamps and holes, small pencil notation, and light show-through from stamps and notations on reverse, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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tage fountain pen signature, “Tris Speaker,” on an off-white 5.5 x 3.25 government postcard (postmarked 8/30/1949). In fine condition, with a couple corner dings and creases, and mild scattered soiling. Accompanied by an unsigned satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of the Hall of Fame center fielder. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1472. Jim Thorpe. Ball-

point signature, “Jim Thorpe,” on an unused off-white 5.5 x 3.25 government postcard. In fine condition, with light creases to the right edge and minor surface rubbing above (though not affecting) the signature. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The ‘World’s Greatest Athlete’ attends a 1950 high school awards banquet 1473. Jim Thorpe.

Program from the Eighth Annual Bloomsburg Community Athletic Dinner, held at the Caldwell Conservatory Banquet Hall on March 2, 1950, 8.5 x 11, four pages. Signed at the top of the front cover in black ink by Thorpe. Program is bound together by a staple to top left. In very good to fine condition, with intersecting folds, some light creases, and mild toning to cover. Accompanied by an unsigned commemorative cover. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1474. Gene Tunney. Vin-

tage ink signature, “Gene Tunney, Jan 19, 1931,” on an off-white 5.25 x 2 slip. In fine condition, with a vertical fold to left side and light skipping to date. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1475. Honus Wagner. Vin-

tage ink signature, “Honus Wagner,” on an off-white 5.5 x 3.25 government postcard (postmarked 4/25/1949). In fine condition, with light toning of the borders, scattered surface creases and impressions, and postal cancellation to lower right, well away from signature. Accompanied by an unsigned satin-finish 7.5 x 10 photo of ‘The Flying Dutchman.’ Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Scarce vintage portrait of the ‘Splendid Splinter’ 1476. Ted Williams. Vintage

glossy 8 x 10 fulllength photo of a young Williams taking a practice swing, signed and inscribed in fountain pen “To Skipper, Best regards, Ted Williams.” Overall light creases and surface marks, staple holes to top edge, tape remnants to three corners, light crazing to finish, and moderate contrast and light fading to signature and inscription, otherwise very good condition. An uncommon early example of one of the game’s all-time legends. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

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1477. Ted Williams and Richard Nixon.

Signed book: The Real War. First edition, later printing. NY: Warner Books, 1980. Hardcover with dustjacket, 6.25 x 9.25, 341 pages. Signed and inscribed on a bookplate affixed to the half-title page, “Richard Nixon for Ted Williams,” and also signed on the opposite page, “1980 Property Ted Williams.” In fine condition, with some mild toning to Williams’ page and scattered creases, impressions, and edge wear to clipped dustjacket. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

“If I (Ted Williams) is ever beat 2 out of 3 sets in tennis by Dolores Williams I agree to pay $10,000. Please bring knife when this happens”

1480. Ted Williams. Personal check, 8 x 3, filled out and signed by

Williams, “Theodore Williams” payable to Tennis Island for $107.00, October 13, 1984. In fine condition, with three unobtrusive vertical folds, two passing through signature, and light cancellation printing affecting top of signature. A scarce example of Williams’ ‘full first name’ signature. Originates from the Williams family estate and is accompanied by a copied letter of provenance from the original auction. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1478. Ted Williams.

ALS signed “Ted Williams of sound mind,” one page, 8.5 x 11, Sears, Roebuck and Co. letterhead, March 15, 1974. In full: “To whom it may concern, By agreement reached this date, if I (Ted Williams) is ever beat 2 out of 3 sets in tennis by Dolores Williams I agree to pay $10,000. Please bring knife when this happens.” Signed at the bottom by two “witnesses,” his wife, “Dolores Wettach Williams,” and his young son, “John.” Numerous intersecting folds and a couple stray pencil marks in upper corners, otherwise fine condition. A humorous peek into the life of the typically reserved, but always competitive, Hall of Famer. Originates from the Williams family estate and is accompanied by a letter of provenance signed by his daughter. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1481. Cy Young. Vintage fountain pen signature,

“Cy Young,” on an off-white 5.5 x 3.5 government postcard (postmarked 4/8/1949). In fine condition, with light toning around two borders and a few light creases and impressions. Accompanied by an unsigned satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of Young pitching for the Boston Red Sox. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

A swing so nice he signed it twice 1479. Ted Williams. Personal check, 6 x 2.5, filled out and signed by Williams,

“Theodore Williams,” payable to Cash for $1000.00, January 23, 1991. Williams endorsed the check on the reverse in the same manner. In fine condition, with cancellation printing through signature on front, cancellation printing slightly affecting first name of endorsement signature on reverse, small pencil notation in upper right, and two trivial staple holes in the upper left border. An incredibly rare dual-signed ‘full first name’ check from the Splendid Splinter. Originates from the Williams family estate and is accompanied by a letter of provenance signed by his daughter. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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1482. Arnold Palmer

1483. Muhammad Ali

1484. Ken Griffey, Jr

1485. Luis Aparicio

1486. Luke Appling MB $100

1487. Baseball: 3000 Hit Club

1488. Lyman Bostock and the Minnesota Twins

1489. Detroit Tigers

1490. Hank Greenberg

1491. Burleigh Grimes

1492. Waite Hoyt

1493. Carl Hubbell

1494. Derek Jeter

1495. Sandy Koufax

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1497. Los Angeles Dodgers

1498. Mickey Mantle

1499. Mickey Mantle

1500. Billy Martin

1501. Eddie Mathews

1502. Stan Musial

1503. NY Mets

1504. Mariano Rivera

1505. Phil Rizzuto

1506. Washington Senators

1507. Ted Williams

1508. Brooklyn Dodgers

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1509. Joe DiMaggio MB $200

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1511. Roger Maris

1512. Roger Maris

1513. NY Yankees and Mets

1514. Pete Rose

1515. Carmelo Anthony

1516. Julius Erving

1517. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

1518. Willie Mosconi

1519. Lance Armstrong

1520. Leo Durocher

1521. Ben Hogan

1522. Don King

1523. Roberto Duran

1524. Leon Spinks

1525. Dale Earnhardt

1526. NY Yankees

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1527. Muhammad Ali

1528. Billy Conn

1529. Joe Frazier

1530. Bart Giamatti

1531. Horse Racing: Eddie Arcaro

1532. Joe DiMaggio

1533. Jesse Owens

1534. Satchel Paige

1535. LA Rams

1536. Roberto Duran

1537. Jack Nicklaus

1538. Boxing

1539. Tony Conigliaro

1540. Lefty Gomez

1541. Gordie Howe

1542. Montreal Canadiens

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1543. Dustin Pedroia

1544. John Wooden

1545. Boston Red Sox

1546. Joe DiMaggio

1547. Mickey Mantle

1548. Bruce Jenner

1549. NY Knicks

1550. Muhammad Ali

1551. Muhammad Ali

1552. Jack Dempsey

1553. Hank Aaron

1554. Ted Williams

1555. Olympians

1556. Sandy Koufax

1557. Mickey Mantle

1558. Willie Mays

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1559. Willie Mays MB $100

1563. Bill Tilden MB $100

1560. Pee Wee Reese and Phil Rizzuto MB $100

1564. Seve Ballesteros MB $100

1561. Phil Rizzuto, Whitey Ford, and Yogi Berra MB $100

1565. Dizzy Dean MB $100

1562. Evel Knievel MB $150

1566. Golf: Runyan and Ball MB $100

1567. Cincinnati Reds

1568. Muhammad Ali

1569. Arthur Ashe

1570. Lloyd Waner

1571. Baseball

1572. Hank Greenberg

1573. Roger Bannister

1574. Baseball

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Baseball Hall of Famers MB $200

1579. Chicago Cubs MB $100

1583. Pete Gray MB $100

1587. Horse Racing: Triple Crown Winners MB $100

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Baseball Hall of Famers MB $150

1580. Golf

1577. Basketball MB $100

1578. Boxing MB $100

1581. Golf: Masters Champions

1582. Otto Graham

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1585. Holmes, Spinks, and Cooney

1586. Horse Racing: Mike Smith

1588. Horse Racing: Ron Turcotte

1589. Horse Racing: Ron Turcotte

1590. Derek Jeter

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1584. Hockey

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1591. Anna Kournikova MB $100

1592. Mike Krzyzewski MB $100

1593. Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus

1594. Dan ‘Rudy’ Ruettiger

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1595. Tennis: Wimbledon Champs

1596. Wrestling MB $100

1597. Alexis Arguello and Aaron Pryor

1598. Herb Brooks

1599. Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell

1600. Jack Dempsey

1601. Joe DiMaggio

1602. Joe DiMaggio

1603. DiMaggio, Mantle, and Williams

1604. Roberto Duran and Vinny Pazienza

1605. Roberto Duran

1606. Dale Earnhardt

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1607. Joe Frazier

1608. Walt Frazier

1609. Hank Greenberg

1610. Joe Greene

1611. Wayne Gretzky

1612. Tony Hawk

1613. Thierry Henry

1614. Ben Hogan

1615. Magic Johnson and Larry Bird

1616. Billy Jean King

1617. Sandy Koufax MB $100

1618. Rod Laver and Roy Emerson

1619. Mickey Mantle

1620. Mickey Mantle

1621. Mickey Mantle

1622. Roger Maris

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1623. Don Mattingly, George Brett, and Wade Boggs

1624. Willie Mays

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1626. Ken Norton and Larry Holmes

1627. NY Giants

1628. Floyd Patterson

1629. Walter Payton

1631. Michael Phelps

1632. Ferdinand Porsche, Jr.

1633. Grantland Rice

1634. Sugar Ray Robinson

1636. Junior Seau

1640. Mickey Walker

1642. Tom Yawkey

1643. Bobby Orr and Gerry Cheevers

1644. Bobby Riggs

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1625. Miracle on Ice

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