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AUTHENTICATORS AND CONSULTANTS JOHN REZNIKOFF, UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES

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PHIL SEARS COLLECTIBLES

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

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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.

BRIAN GREEN AND MARIA GREEN, BRIAN AND MARIA GREEN CIVIL WAR SIGNATURES

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

JAMES CAMNER

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CONTENTS Presidents and First Ladies....................................................................................................................4 Notables...............................................................................................................................................49 Military................................................................................................................................................ 111 Aviation............................................................................................................................................... 114 Space................................................................................................................................................. 116 Art, Architecture, and Design..............................................................................................................121 Comic Art & Animation........................................................................................................................128 Literature............................................................................................................................................129 Music..................................................................................................................................................136 Classic Entertainment........................................................................................................................148 Conditions of Sale..............................................................................................................................160

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presidents and first ladies Handwritten Washington letter penned a month before the outbreak of Revolutionary War

1. George Washington Autograph Letter Signed. ALS signed “Go: Washington,” one page, 7.25 x 9.25, March 10,

1775. Addressed from Mount Vernon, a handwritten letter to Edward Snickers, in full: “I have receiv’d your Letter of the 6th Inst’t Inclos’g rec’t for the delivery of Colo. Mercers wheat, as also an acct of what is due to you for Hauling it to my Mill, & Threshing it out, by which you make a Balle of Forty four pounds Seven shillings and Nine pence due to you, which I dare say is right, & therefore acknowledge it to be so, as I keep the Millers receipts.—I had sold my Corn for ready money which was to have been taken away by the first of this Month, & of course I ought to have been in Cash, to have answer’d yours & other demands but have not receiv’d a farthing of the money for which reason I can send you by Mr. Fenton only Twenty pounds—the remaining £24.7.9 I will pay to your Order, so soon as I receive the Cash.—If you do not send your wheat soon, it will be of little use to me. I am Y’r Most Obed’t Serv’t.” Archivally mounted, matted, and framed to an overall size of 15 x 17.25. In fine condition. Starting Bid $2500

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Desirable 1794 three-language ship’s pass issued by President Washington to a schooner bound for Jamaica

2. George Washington Document Signed as President. Partly-printed DS as president, signed “G:o Washington,”

one page, 12.5 x 15.5, December 9, 1794. Three-language ship’s papers issued to “Charles Mustard of Massachusetts State, master or commander of the Schooner called the Arethusa…lying at present in the port of Bath, bound for Jamaica and laden with Boards, Shingles, Pork & Fish.” Signed in the center by President Washington and countersigned by Secretary of State Edmund Randolph. The bright white paper seal affixed to the left side remains intact. Mounted and framed to an overall size of 17 x 19.75. In very good condition, with overall toning and creasing, scattered stains, repairs to fold splits, and an old repair to the central vertical fold which affects both signatures. When France declared war on England in February of 1793, the United States was put in a precarious position, proclaiming neutrality but still formally allied with France under the treaty of 1778. Both sides harassed and seized American ships—especially those carrying provisions to the French colonial ports. Used to establish proof of nationality and guarantee protection for ships, these documents were signed in bulk by Washington and Randolph, then forwarded to the collectors of customs at different ports for distribution. There, local officials would confirm the legitimacy of the vessels, their cargo, and their personnel. A desirable ‘sea letter’ signed by America’s first commander-in-chief. Starting Bid $1000 Hundreds of more items are listed online at www.RRAuction.com | 5


Handwritten letter by President Adams concerning the death of his father in the “great cold at Braintree”—a 1761 flu epidemic

3. John Adams Autograph Letter Signed as President. ALS as president, signed “J. Adams,” one page, 8 x 10, January 22, 1798. Handwritten from Philadelphia to his cousin, Dr. Cotton Tufts, in full: “Inclosed is a Letter from Mr. Webster, which I shall be much obliged if you will answer, thro me. The great cold at Braintree, of which my Father died in 1761 as I believe, but of which as I have no Record here I am not positive, is the object of his inquiry.” A postscript reads: “I write you this month about Business with Brother Cranch & Gen. Lincoln.” In very good to fine condition, with some light toning, and a series of tiny tears along the bottom edge. On January 13, 1798, Noah Webster, in the course of researching the influenza epidemic of 1789, wrote to President Adams requesting information about a similar contagion that had afflicted the Boston area in 1761 and took the life of his father, John Adams, Sr. Webster asked for the ‘precise year of its prevalence the time of the year, & how extensive it was, and whether fatal to many people.’ Adams replied: ‘In July 1761, I think it was, but have no Record or minute here, My Father died and my Mother was very ill, and I think, Seventeen Persons in the Neighbourhood in Braintree died of a Fever occasioned by an endemial Cold, so much like the Influenza that I Suppose it to have been the Same.’ He suggested that Cotton Tufts, who was practicing medicine during that timeframe, might supply additional information, and then forwarded Webster’s letter to Tufts by this epistle. The knowledge that Tufts provided became a source for Webster’s A Brief History of the Epidemic and Pestilential Diseases, published in Hartford the following year. Starting Bid $1000 6 |

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John Adams pens a pair of legal documents at the start of the Revolution

4. John Adams Autograph Document Signed. Boldly penned pair of legal documents written in the hand of John Adams, who signs the earlier example within the text, “John Adams,” two pages, 6 x 3.5 and 3 x 3.75, with the first accomplished at Braintree on April 16, 1765, and reading: “For Value rec’d I promise to pay John Adams or his order, Nine Pounds Three Shillings and Nine Pence of lawful Money on Demand, with Interest, Witness, my Hand, Test.” The document is countersigned by Isaac Tirrell and Rachel Marsh, a nanny and general ladies’ maid in the home of John and Abigail Adams just prior to the Revolution. The second unsigned document relates to a case between Joseph Blake, Jr., and Samuel Stoddard, held at the Suffolk Inferior Court in April 1766, which finds Adams amassing a legal fee to the sum of £2.1.6. The sheet is countersigned by two others in the lower left. Archivally mounted, matted, and framed together to an overall size of 17.25 x 10.75. In overall fine condition, with a few light stains. Starting Bid $500

Rare 1802 handwritten promissory note by John Quincy Adams, signed by his father John Adams

5. John Adams and John Quincy Adams Document Signed. Extraordinary DS written in the hand of John Quincy

Adams and signed by his father, “John Adams,” one page, 7.5 x 4.5, March 29, 1802. Promissory note penned by John Quincy Adams and signed by John Adams, in full: “Quincy, 29 March 1802. For value received, I promise to pay Mr. Thomas Thaxter jun’r or order eleven hundred and twenty five dollars and fifty cents, in twelve months from this date, with interest untill paid.” Prominently signed at the conclusion by John Adams, and countersigned as a witness by his cousin, the notable physician Cotton Tufts. In fine condition, with toning from prior display. From the collection of noted autograph and manuscript collector Philip D. Sang (1902–1975). Accompanied by engraved portraits of Adams and the White House. Starting Bid $500

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Remarkable handwritten land sale document by John Adams, signed four times by the founding father

6. John Adams Autograph Document Signed. ADS, signed four times,

“John Adams,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 8 x 12.75, April 26, 1765. Document written mostly in Adams’s hand, concerning the sale of lands in Braintree, Massachusetts; a few blank areas were filled out in another hand, as was the middle portion of the document with survey information for the parcel. Adams incorporates his own name three times within the text, writing, in part: “To all People, to whom these Presents shall come, Greeting. Know ye that We Samuel Niles and John Adams Esquires, and Jonathan Bass, Gentleman, all of Braintree, in the County of Suffolk, and Province of the Massachusetts Bay, in New-England, being a Committee of said Town of Braintree, by a Vote of said Town, at a legal Meeting of the Freeholders and other Inhabitants of said Town, qualified by law to vote in Town Affairs,…appointed and impowered to make sale of the North Common Lands.” Signed at the conclusion by Niles, Adams, and Bass, and countersigned by two witnesses. Double-matted and framed as part of a hinged display to an overall size of 23 x 21.5; the front of the document is shown beside a portrait of Adams, which opens to show the opposite side in a window in the backing. In fine condition, with a couple of small areas of paper loss. A lengthy document in Adams’s distinctive hand, boasting a remarkable four full signatures. Starting Bid $500

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Handwritten letter by Jefferson, acting as attorney for Revolutionary War hero Tadeusz Kosciuszko

7. Thomas Jefferson Autograph Letter Signed. ALS signed “Th: Jefferson, Atty for Genl. Thad. Kosciuszko,” one

page, 7.75 x 4.75, June 29, 1811. Handwritten letter to “The Cashier of the Bank of Pennsylvania,” in which Jefferson, acting as the attorney for Revolutionary War hero Tadeusz Kosciuszko, redirects the payment of dividends to satisfy debts. In full: “Be pleased to have paiment made to John Barnes or order of all dividends which shall become due on the 1st day of July ensuing for the shares of stock held by Genl. Thaddeus Kosciuszko in the bank of Pennsylvania, for which this shall be your sufficient voucher.” Corner-mounted, matted, and framed to an overall size of 18.5 x 16. In very good to fine condition, with light staining and toning. Jefferson was a close friend of Kosciuszko, who had served as a colonel in the Continental Army during the Revolution and oversaw the construction of state-of-the-art fortifications, including those at West Point. Upon his return to Europe, Jefferson oversaw his American affairs and was to be the executor of his estate. However, Jefferson declined to accept the responsibility upon the general’s death in 1817, citing to both his old age and the legal complexities surrounding the estate—it was to be sold, and the proceeds spent on freeing and educating African-American slaves. In this instance, it seems that Jefferson—struggling financially after his retirement to Monticello—had reached out to Kosciuszko for assistance in repaying some debts, and the general was happy to oblige. The two shared many political ideals: Jefferson wrote of Kosciuszko, ‘He is as pure a son of liberty as I have ever known.’ Starting Bid $1000

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Important patriotic handwritten letter from President Jefferson to John Stark, praising the “victories of Bennington, the first link in that chain of successes which issued in the surrender at Saratoga” 8. Thomas Jefferson Autograph Letter Signed as President. Superlative ALS as president, signed “Th: Jefferson,” one page, 7.75 x 8, August 19, 1805. Handwritten letter from Monticello to General John Stark, in full: “I have lately learnt through the channel of the newspapers, and learnt with great pleasure, that you are still in life, & enjoy health & spirits. The victories of Bennington, the first link in that chain of successes which issued in the surrender at Saratoga, are still fresh in the memory of every American, & the name of him who atchieved [sic] them dear to his heart. Permit therefore a stranger who knows you only by the services you have rendered, to express to you the sincere emotions of pleasure and attachment which he felt on learning that your days had been thus prolonged, his fervent prayers that they may still be continued in comfort, and the conviction, that, whenever they end, your memory will be cherished by those who come after you, as of one who has not lived in vain for his country. I salute you, venerable patriot & General, with affection & reverence.” Addressed on the integral leaf in Jefferson’s hand to “General Starke, Derryfield.” In fine condition, with trimmed edges, and complete silking to the reverse. Accompanied by an engraved portrait bearing a facsimile signature. Remembered as the ‘Hero of Bennington’ for his exemplary service at the Battle of Bennington on August 16, 1777, Stark led a group of New England militiamen in the defeat of a detachment of General John Burgoyne’s army. The victory was a major strategic success for the beleaguered patriot cause, galvanizing support for the independence movement. It is considered one of the early turning points in the American Revolution. After the war, Stark retired from public life to his farm in New Hampshire, where he lived out his days in relative obscurity—even Jefferson, the patriot philosopher then serving as America’s president, seemed surprised to learn that Stark was alive. In his reply to Jefferson—not sent until November, ‘owing to the imbecility inseparably connected with the wane of life’ in his 77th year—Stark confessed: ‘I once began to think that the labors of the revolution were in vain, and that I should live to see the system restored that I had assisted in destroying. But my fears are at an end, & I am now calmly preparing to meet the unerring fate of man, but with the satisfactorily reflection that I leave a numerous progeny in a land highly favored by nature, and under a government whose principles & views I believe to be correct & just.’ A contemporary true copy of Stark’s reply is included. Starting Bid $5000

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Jefferson-Madison ship’s pass for a schooner bound for Havana 9. Thomas Jefferson and James Madison Document Signed as President and Secretary of State.

Partly-printed DS, signed “Th: Jefferson” as president and “James Madison” as secretary of state, one page, 20.5 x 16.25, August 6, 1808. Four-language ship’s papers issued to James Newall, “master or commander of the Schooner called the Aurora…lying at present in the port of New York bound for Havana and laden with Boards, Ballast & Stores.” Signed at center by President Jefferson and countersigned by Secretary of State Madison. Two embossed paper seals remain intact to the lower left. Mounted and framed to an overall size of 26.5 x 22.5. In very good condition, with repairs to tears, splits, and areas of paper loss, and creasing passing through Jefferson’s signature. Starting Bid $300

Madison appoints the USS Constitution’s sailmaker 10. James Madison Document Signed as President. Partly-printed

vellum DS as president, one page, 11.5 x 7.75, June 20, 1812. President Madison appoints William Widgeon as “a sailmaker in the Navy of the United States.” Signed at the conclusion by President Madison and countersigned by Secretary of the Navy Paul Hamilton. In very good to fine condition, with light soiling and trimmed edges. Widgeon was assigned to the USS Constitution, serving as its sailmaker from July 3, 1812–June 22, 1815. He was one of the few members of Constitution’s War of 1812 crew who served during all of the ship’s battles: he was on board Old Ironsides during her engagements with HMS Guerriere on August 19, 1812, with HMS Java on December 29, 1812, and with HMS Cyane and HMS Levant on February 20, 1815. Starting Bid $200

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12. James Monroe and John Quincy Adams Document Signed as President and Secretary of State. Partly-printed DS, signed “James Monroe” as presi-

dent and “John Quincy Adams” as secretary of state, one page, 16 x 9.75, May 15, 1818. President Monroe appoints Ichabod Pratt of New York as “an appraiser of Goods Wares or Merchandize for the Port of New York.” Neatly signed at the conclusion by President Monroe and countersigned by Secretary of State Adams. The white paper seal affixed to the lower left remains fully intact. In very good condition, with areas of paper loss, and repairs on the back to various tears and fold splits; the signatures are clean and unaffected. A great combination of signatures, making an appointment for an unusual position. Starting Bid $200

The construction of the Adams family tomb, with receipt for the exhumation of John and Abigail Adams

13. John Quincy Adams Document Signed. Manuscript DS, signed “J. Q. Adams,” one page both sides, 8.5 x 13.25, October 2, 1827. Contract for the construction of the family crypt. In part: “This agreement made between John Quincy Adams of Boston in the County of Suffolk and Henry Wood of Quincy…That the said Henry Wood doth covenant and promise on his part to construct a tomb under the stone temple now erecting in said Quincy...The whole to be of handsome hammered granite stone taken from the ledge given by the late John Adams to the Town of Quincy...And the said John Quincy Adams...agree to pay…the sum of four hundred & thirty four dollars and eighty nine cents.” Signed at the conclusion once by John Quincy Adams and twice by Henry Wood, and countersigned by John Quincy Adams’s sons George Washington Adams and John Adams II as witnesses. Also includes a manuscript receipt signed by Wood, in full: “This is to certify that I removed the remains of the late John Adams Esqr. with his Consort from his family tomb in the burying ground to the tomb erected under the new stone Temple in Quincy April the 1, 1828.” In very good condition, with fragile intersecting folds with partial edge separations, and scattered light foxing. Starting Bid $1000

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Preparing to leave England to take his place as Secretary of State, Adams examines relief efforts for American sailors stranded abroad

14. John Quincy Adams Autograph Letter Signed. ALS, one page, 7.5 x 9.25, March 11, 1817. Handwritten letter to

Colonel Thomas Aspinwall, US consul at London. In part: “I propose to remove very shortly to town, and shall have a number of boxes of Books and other Articles packed up to be shipp’d for Boston. Mr. Grubb mentioned that there was a cellar or Store Room at your Office, where such boxes could without inconvenience to you be deposited.” He adds a postscript, signed “J.Q.A.,” in full: “I should have noticed your Letter of 20 Feb’y enclosing Sibert’s Examination. The numbers of Seamen who have applied to you for relief are so great, that I should be glad to have a statement, of the whole number, marking the respective numbers of white men, and men of colour, and a summary of the principal causes, which have brought them in such multitudes, to your Office as Applicants for relief.” Impressively cloth-matted and framed against a hinged display with a portrait, nameplate, and a plaque offering historical context to an overall size of 36.5 x 23.5; the letter’s frame opens to reveal a plaque transcribing its text, and a window in the backing so that docketing can be viewed. In fine condition. Starting Bid $300

15. John Quincy Adams Autograph Letter Signed. ALS, one page,

7.75 x 9.75, June 7, 1819. Boldly penned handwritten letter to T. H. Hubbard, in part: “I have received from Mr. W. S. Clarkson, at New York, Bills and Draughts to the amount of $794.50 in part payment of the note due from the Estate of the late Justus B. Smith to me. At foot hereof is a minute of the balance remaining due, after this payment.” Below, Adams writes out an account with a remaining balance of $932.61 due. In very good to fine condition, with staining, affecting only appearance. Starting Bid $200

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16. John Quincy Adams Document Signed as President. Partly-printed vellum DS as

president, signed “J. Q. Adams,” one page, 13.5 x 8.5, October 25, 1825. President Adams grants to the heirs of Neill Campbell a parcel of land “containing Eighty acres of the Lands directed to be sold at Shawneetown.” Signed at the conclusion in ink by President Adams and countersigned by Commissioner of the General Land Office George Graham. The white paper seal affixed to the lower left remains intact. Framed to an overall size of 15.75 x 10.75. In fine condition, with areas of light soiling. Starting Bid $200

17. Andrew Jackson Autograph Letter Signed as President. ALS as president, one page, 7.25 x 8.25, April 22, 1829.

Handwritten letter to Secretary of the Treasury Samuel D. Ingham, whom Jackson errantly titles as “Sec. of the Navy.” In full: “For the security of the revenue, the following rule is suggested to be established in the customs. All bonds taken by collectors to be deposited in Bank, (U. States) when taken, as a credit to the United States, there to remain untill they become due, & if not paid, then delivered to the att’o for the District, for collection. If you approve let it be adopted. I would like to receive your views on this subject.” Matted and framed and in fine condition, with a small stain to the center. Starting Bid $300

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Seventeen days after his heroic defense of New Orleans, Gen. Jackson makes recommendations for “the proper defences of this country”

18. Andrew Jackson Letter Signed on Battle of New Orleans. War-dated LS signed “Andrew Jackson, Major Gen’l

Comd’g,” three pages on two sheets, 8 x 10, January 25, 1815. Letter to the Secretary of War sent from New Orleans seventeen days after his heroic defense of the city, reporting on movements of the enemy and making recommendations with regard to troop strength and equipment. In full: “I advised you, on the 20th that the enemy had two nights before, decamped & returned to his flotilla. No circumstances have since transpired to render it certain whether he intends to abandon his original purpose altogether, or to apply his exertions for its accomplishment at some other point. My own opinion is that his late discomfiture have left him without the means of promoting it, at present, with much likeliness of success. Having manifested, however, by bringing with him all the preparations for the immediate establishment of Colonial government, not only the facility with which he calculated on attaining his object, but the high sense which he entertains of its value, it is not improbable that tho, disappointed in the expectation of early conquest, he may still retain the hope of final success. If such be his feelings & views the interval of his absence ought to be industriously employed in making provision for his return. For the defense of this district, should the enemy think proper to renew his attempts, five thousand Regular troops are in my opinion, necessary.” In fine condition. Accompanied by an unsigned engraved portrait. In the historic Battle of New Orleans on January 8, 1815, Jackson’s outnumbered American forces defeated the British invaders, suffering only 71 casualties in comparison to Britain’s 2,042. Reporting on several military matters just weeks after this decisive moment in the War of 1812, Jackson prepares to strengthen the nation’s defenses—not knowing whether or not the British would return. In fact, the Treaty of Ghent had already been signed—formally ending the war—but news of it was still en route from Europe. Considered by many one of the greatest American land victories of all time, the battle made Jackson an American hero and propelled him to the presidency in 1829. Starting Bid $300

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19. Andrew Jackson Document Signed as President.

Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 13 x 16.25, March 15, 1831. President Jackson appoints William H. C. Bartlett as “Second Lieutenant in the Corps of Engineers in the service of the United States.” Prominently signed at the conclusion by President Jackson and countersigned by Secretary of War John H. Eaton. The white paper seal affixed to the upper left remains intact. Mounted and framed to an overall size of 17.25 x 21. In fine condition, with overall toning and wrinkling. Starting Bid $200

20. Andrew Jackson Document Signed as President. Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 15.25 x 9.5, April 13, 1829. President Jackson grants John and George Schroll of Ohio a parcel from the “Lands offered for sale at Tiffin, Ohio, containing Eighty Acres.” Boldly signed at the conclusion by President Jackson and countersigned by Commissioner of the General Land Office George Graham. The white paper seal affixed to the lower left remains intact. In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

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As a first year VP, Van Buren writes to President Jackson concerning a statement from a notable commodore 21. Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren Docketing as President and Autograph Letter Signed. ALS signed “M. Van Buren,” one page, 7.75

x 12.75, no date but circa 1833. Letter to “The President,” Andrew Jackson, initialed and docketed by Jackson on the reverse. Van Buren’s letter, in part: “My friend Mr. Hoffman will call upon you at ten in the morning to ask some assistance from you in the prosecution of Mr. Decatur’s bill.” On the reverse of the second integral leaf, Jackson writes: “Major Lewis will please send this & let me see him early-Capt Stuart must be seen on tomorrow after Mr. Hoffman has the interview with me. A. J.” In very good to fine condition, with a missing lower right corner and seal-related loss to integral address leaf. Starting Bid $300

22. Martin Van Buren and Millard Fillmore (2) Letters Signed. Two letters by the future presidents: an ALS signed “M.

Van Buren,” one page, 7.75 x 9.25, November 17, 1825, in part: “I congratulate on our success. We have certainly elected…a certain majority in the house from 15 to 25. So much for adherence to good principles. I concur with you fully in your speculations on the business. The case is one full of difficulty & must be looked upon deliberately”; and an LS signed “Millard Fillmore,” one page, 7.5 x 9.25, December 22, 1852, in part: “Accept my thanks for the list of books which you sent me treating upon the duties of Consuls...two reasons will deprive me of the pleasure of purchasing. One is, that most of the books to which you refer are either in French or Spanish, and I desire them in English. The other and more important is, that the fund appropriated by Congress to this object has been exhausted.” Matted and framed together to an overall size of 21 x 14. In fine condition, with two light stains to the Van Buren letter. Starting Bid $200

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Rare appointment signed by William Henry Harrison while administering the District of Louisiana after its purchase from France 23. William Henry Harrison Document Signed. Partly-printed DS, signed “Will’m Henry Harrison,” one page, 12.5 x 7.75, October 1, 1804. As governor of the Indiana Territory and of the District of Louisiana, Harrison appoints Andrew Welson “to be Recorder of our said District of New Madrid.” In very good condition, with toning, staining, and separations along the somewhat fragile folds. After the conclusion of the Louisiana Purchase, Harrison was assigned to administer the civilian government of the District of Louisiana. He remained in that position until the Louisiana Territory was formally established on July 4, 1805. Starting Bid $300

24. William Henry Harrison Signed Check. Miami Exporting Company check, 6 x 2, filled out and signed by Harrison, “Will’m Henry Harrison,” payable to Mr. Whiteman for $15, February 7, 1815. Archivally mounted, matted, and framed to an overall size of 13 x 9.25. In fine condition, with light toning from prior display. Our first Harrison signed check in five years. Starting Bid $300

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In a handwritten presidential letter to the Secretary of the Navy, Tyler oversees a contract dispute “relative to the building ‘The Cob Wharf’ in New York”

25. John Tyler Autograph Letter Signed as President. ALS as president signed “J. Tyler,” one page both sides, 7.75

x 10, October 11, 1844. Handwritten letter marked “Private,” to Secretary of the Navy John Young Mason, in part: “I receive information from a private source of much complaint existing in New York and some trouble being likely to arise from the desperation made of the contract relative to the building ‘The Cob Wharf’ in New York. The facts as stated to me are that an order for a public advertisement for terms was issued here as orders to be made, and that a man of the name of Griffin backed by perfect security, was the lowest bidder....Will you please look into this matter.” In fine condition, with writing showing through from opposing sides. Starting Bid $200

26. John Tyler Document Signed as President. Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 13.5 x 17, September 9, 1841. President Tyler appoints Samuel L. Breese as “a Captain in the Navy.” Signed at the conclusion by John Tyler, and countersigned by J. D. Simms as Acting Secretary of the Navy. Original Navy Department seal remains affixed to the lower vignette. Archivally mounted and framed to an overall size of 18.25 x 21.5. In fine condition, with overall wrinkling. Starting Bid $200

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Four-language ship’s papers for a Pacific whaling voyage 27. John Tyler and Daniel Webster Document Signed. Partly-printed DS, signed “John

Tyler” as president and “Dan’l Webster” as secretary of state, one page, 20.5 x 16.5, August 18, 1842. Four-language ship’s papers issued to Aaron C. Cushman, “master or commander of the Ship called George Howland…lying at present in the port of New Bedford bound for Pacific Ocean and laden with Provisions, Stores & Utensils for a whaling voyage.” Boldly signed at center by President Tyler and countersigned by Secretary of State Webster. The embossed white paper seal remains fully intact. Mounted, matted, and framed to an overall size of 29.5 x 25.5. In fine condition, with some creasing to the top edge. Starting Bid $200

28. John Tyler and John C. Calhoun Document Signed as President and Secretary of State.

Partly-printed vellum DS, signed “J. Tyler” as president and “J. C. Calhoun” as secretary of state, one page, 12.75 x 15.5, October 21, 1844. Scalloped-top ship’s pass issued to the “Brig Edward, Thomas J. Southworth master or commander of the burthen of 133 37/95 tons.” Signed at the conclusion by President John Tyler, and countersigned below by Secretary of State John C. Calhoun and Collector of Customs Joseph T. Adams. The embossed seal is no longer present. Archivally mounted and framed to an overall size of 17 x 19.5. In fine condition, with scattered small stains. Starting Bid $200

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29. James K. Polk Document Signed as President. DS as president, one page, 8 x 10, March 21, 1845. President Polk directs the “Secretary of State to affix the Seal of the United States to the pardon of Thomas Sangster, and for his release.” Neatly signed at the conclusion by President Polk. Mounted, matted, and framed to an overall size of 14.75 x 17. In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

Rare appointment from President Taylor for an American consul in Brazil

31. Zachary Taylor Document Signed as President. Partly-printed DS as president, signed “Z. Taylor,” one page,

13.25 x 10.25, August 9, 1849. President Zachary Taylor appoints Thomas Turner of New York as “Consul of the United States of America, for the Port of Bahia de San Salvador in the Empire of Brazil.” Signed boldly at the conclusion by Taylor. Lower left corner bears the original off-white paper seal. Double-matted and framed with an engraving and facsimile signature to an overall size of 25 x 17.25. In fine condition, with intersecting folds. Given his short 16-month tenure in the White House, presidential autographs by Taylor are especially scarce, with this diplomatic commission a particularly rare example. Starting Bid $500

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President Taylor writes to America’s first Secretary of the Interior in a rare handwritten letter as president

30. Zachary Taylor Autograph Letter Signed as President. Rare ALS as president, signed “Z. Taylor,” one page,

5 x 8, November 27, 1849. Boldly penned handwritten letter to Secretary of the Interior Thomas Ewing, in full: “Permit me to introduce you to my friend Mr. Henry Waller of Louisiana, who has business connected with your dept., as he informs me any facility you may be able to afford him in transacting it, will oblige your, ob’t serv’t.” Addressed on the reverse of the second integral page in Taylor’s hand, “Hon. Tho’s Ewing, Secr’y of the Interior, Washington, Politeness of Mr. Waller.” In very good to fine condition, with several old pieces of tape to the edges, and a light block of toning from prior display. The Department of the Interior, which consolidated bureaus such as the General Land Office from the Treasury Department and the Indian Bureau from the War Department, had been created by Congress on the eve of President Taylor’s inauguration. In crafting his cabinet Taylor aimed to represent the geographic diversity of America, choosing the Hon. Thomas Ewing—who hailed from the politically ripe state of Ohio—as the new department’s first head. This letter introduces the secretary to Henry Waller, a surveyor from Taylor’s home state of Louisiana. Waller’s “business connected with your dept.” was presumably in relation to Land Office operations. Handwritten letters from Taylor’s presidency are rare, as he passed away just sixteen months into his term and wrote little during that time. A scarce and exceedingly desirable letter from a sitting president to a cabinet member. Starting Bid $2500

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32. Zachary Taylor Document Signed. Manuscript DS, signed “Z. Taylor, Col. Comd’g,” one page, 7.75 x 9.75, June 26, 1834. Requisition document signed by Lt. Beall, in part: “Special Requisition for Flannel for the use of Ordnance Department at For Crawford, M.T., No. of yards 6.” Endorsed below by Taylor to approve the request, and signed again by Beall to confirm receipt. Mounted, matted, and framed to an overall size of 14.25 x 16.5. In fine condition, with light showthrough from the reverse. Starting Bid $200

34. Millard Fillmore Document Signed as President.

Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 13.5 x 15.5, July 12, 1852. President Fillmore appoints Frederick A. Boardman as “a Midshipman in the Navy of the United States.” Boldly signed at the conclusion by President Fillmore and countersigned by Secretary of the Navy William A. Graham. The white paper seal affixed at the bottom remains fully intact. In fine condition, with intersecting folds and overall wrinkling. Starting Bid $200

Fillmore on the death of the former first lady: “My dear wife is no more” 33. Millard Fillmore Autograph Letter Signed. ALS, one page, 5.25 x

8.25, April 3, 1853. Four weeks after leaving the presidency, Fillmore informs his brother of the death of his wife. In part: “My Dear Brother Charles, My dear wife is no more. She died at Washington on Wednesday the 30th ult. and we left with her remains the next day for this place, and arrived here night before last, and she was buried yesterday. Her disease was inflammation of the lungs arising from a severe cold…which soon terminated in a dropsy of the lungs. She bore all her sufferings with uncomplaining fortitude…without a struggle or a groan. The rest of my family are here, and as well as could be expected, but as are all saddened with grief.” In very good to fine condition, with a repaired area to the body, and a corner crease passing through the last name of the signature. Starting Bid $200

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Civil War commission for an artillery officer signed by Abraham Lincoln 35. Abraham Lincoln Document Signed as President. Civil War–dated partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 14 x 18, February 26, 1862. President Lincoln appoints John L. Turner as “Second Lieutenant in the Third Regiment of Artillery in the service of the United States.” Signed at the conclusion by President Lincoln and countersigned by Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton. The blue seal affixed to the upper left remains intact. Handsomely doublematted and framed to an overall size of 22.75 x 27. In fine condition, with overall wrinkling, and the handwritten text of the document very light. Starting Bid $1000

Civil War-dated handwritten endorsement by Abraham Lincoln 36. Abraham Lincoln Autograph Endorsement Signed as President. Civil War–dated autograph endorsement signed

as president, “A. Lincoln,” on a 3 x 2.5 slip clipped from a larger document, September 1, 1864. Lincoln writes, in full: “Let this man be discharged.” In very good to fine condition, with creasing, toning from prior display, and staining to the left edge from a piece of old tape on the back. Includes an associated letter written to “His Excellency A. Lincoln,” from his native Springfield, Illinois, August 30, 186[4], requesting the discharge of a soldier who became disabled during service with the Union Army. The letter is in fair condition, with paper loss and old tape repairs. The date of Lincoln’s endorsement—September 1st, 1864—was a significant one in the Civil War, as it marked Gen. William T. Sherman’s capture of Atlanta. A superb Civil War piece. Starting Bid $500

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Important handwritten 1861 letter from Andrew Johnson to William T. Sherman: “If we invade Tennessee and place Arms in the hands of Union men they will in a very short time take charge of Secession themselves” 37. Andrew Johnson Autograph Letter Signed to Gen. Sherman. Civil War-dated ALS, four pages on two adjoining sheets, 5 x 8, October 30, 1861. Handwritten letter to “Genl. W. T. Sherman,” written from Camp Dick Robinson and marked “Private.” In part: “If Zollicoffer could have been followed up at the time of his retreat, he would not have stopped until he reached Knoxville. If the present force can be increased some four or six Regiments, be prepared to take the field at once we can have the E. Tennessee & Va. Rail Road in our possession in less than three weeks with sufficient force to hold it against the whole power of the S. Confederacy which can be brought to bear at this time.

It is not necessary to make any great loss of men at Cumberland Gap. There are other Gaps through which we can pass and turn his rear or cut him off from all supplies. I hope that it will be both convenient and in conformity with your Judgment to send a force sufficient to penetrate E. Tennessee and take possession of the Road at two points. If ten or fifteen thousand men could enter E. Tennessee they could be doubled by recruits from the people in ten day’s time... To remain in winter quarters on this side of the mountain or in Ky. will be ruinous to the Union men in the South and especially in Tennessee. The delay has already been so great that [despair?] would now follow. If we invade Tennessee and place Arms in the hands of Union men they will in a very short time take charge of Secession themselves and relieve others from the trouble.” In very good to fine condition, with old tape repairs fold separations. Starting Bid $300

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38. Andrew Johnson Document Signed as President. Desirable partly-printed DS as

president, one page, 15.5 x 9.25, April 22, 1865. President Johnson appoints Albert Van Kleeck as “Deputy Postmaster at Poughkeepsie, in the State of New York.” Signed at the conclusion by Andrew Johnson, and countersigned by Acting Secretary of State William Hunter. Archivally double-matted and framed to an overall size of 23 x 17. In very good to fine condition, with overall wrinkling, and light staining affecting appearance. An exceptionally early Johnson-signed presidential document, as Lincoln was assassinated just a week earlier on April 15th. Starting Bid $200

39. U. S. Grant Document Signed as President. Partly-printed DS as president, one

page, 17 x 10.75, March 26, 1873. President Grant appoints Henry D. Shaffer as “Deputy Postmaster at Canton, in the State of Ohio.” Signed neatly at the conclusion by U.S. Grant, and countersigned by Secretary of State Hamilton Fish. Original embossed white seal remains affixed to the lower left corner. Archivally mounted, matted, and framed to an overall size of 21.5 x 15. Includes an official document from the Post Office Department appointing Shaffer as the Deputy Postmaster at Canton, signed below by Postmaster General John A. J. Creswell. In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

40. U. S. Grant Autograph Letter Signed. ALS, two

pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.75 x 7.75, October 6, 1866. Handwritten letter to a major, in full: “Please go to the 1st National Bank, over Jay Cook’s Banking House, and take up a note against me due to-day. The enclosed check probably falls short a few dollars of paying it but please make up the balance and I will return it.” Mounted, matted, and framed to an overall size of 16.5 x 14.5. In fine condition, with some fingerprint smudges to the bottom edge. Starting Bid $200

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Grant commissions a Civil War hero as a gunner in the US Navy 41. U. S. Grant Document Signed as President. Partlyprinted vellum DS as president, one page, 15 x 18.5, April 19, 1875. President Grant appoints Cornelius Cronin as “a Gunner in the Navy of the United States.” Signed at the conclusion by President Grant and countersigned by Secretary of the Navy George M. Robeson. The blue seal affixed at the bottom remains mostly intact. In very good to fine condition, with overall toning and staining. Cronin had received the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Battle of Mobile Bay and capture of New Orleans during the Civil War. Starting Bid $200

Acting Attorney General W. A. Field offers a rare first-hand glimpse into President Grant’s cabinet meetings

43. U. S. Grant: Walbridge A. Field. Three ALSs signed “W. A. Field” as Acting Attorney General, totaling eleven pages

on sets of adjoining sheets (two on official letterhead of the “Attorney General’s Office”), 5 x 8, dated August 6–September 1, 1869. All to Attorney General Ebenezer A. Hoar (apparently on leave in Concord, MA) detailing conversations with and directions from President U. S. Grant at cabinet meetings attended by Field in Hoar’s absence, as well as legal affairs, military matters, diplomacy, appointments and internal Executive Branch deliberations. In overall fine condition. Starting Bid $200

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Excessively rare handwritten telegram from President Garfield to the “Executive Mansion,” asking for news from New York 44. James A. Garfield Autograph Letter Signed. ALS as president signed “J. A. Garfield,”

written in pencil on a 5.75 x 8.25 American Union telegraph sheet, June 4, [1881]. A telegram directed to O. L. Pruden at the “Executive Mansion,” dispatched from Fort Monroe during his visit to Virginia. In full: “If you have any bulletin from New York repeat it to me here.” In fine condition, with two very small tape stains to the upper corners. Garfield was in Virginia to visit the Hampton Institute, Fort Monroe, and an old soldiers’ home, where on June 5th he was greeted by 750 veterans marching in review. He would be shot by Charles Guiteau less than a month later, on July 2nd, and he died of complications in September. Because of Guiteau’s devilish feat, Garfield’s autograph as president is of the utmost rarity. Starting Bid $1000

45. James A. Garfield Letter Signed. LS signed “J. A. Garfield,” one page both sides, 5 x 8, House of Representatives letterhead, January 2, 1877. Letter to General J. M. Conly regarding the disputed HayesTilden election. In part: “When I was in Columbus…I saw an article in your paper by Judge Swayne on the constitutional provisions in reference to counting the Electoral vote. I was struck with it as an able statement of the case…I hope our editors will scorch Banning for his talk of violence in the House, as he is the first member to speak of such a thing in either house.” In fine condition. A remarkable letter, as it anticipates 2021’s storming of the Capitol during the counting of electoral votes—a day that did, tragically, result in violence. Starting Bid $200

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First edition of The Pleasures of Angling, presented by President Arthur to a Missouri senator 46. Chester A. Arthur Signed Book. Signed book: The

Pleasures of Angling with Rod and Reel for Trout and Salmon by George Dawson. First edition. NY: Sheldon & Company, 1876. Hardcover, 5.5 x 7.5, 264 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page in purple pencil as president to George Graham Vest, “Senator Vest, with sincere regards of Chester A. Arthur, June 20, 1882.” Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG/ None, with cracked hinges and edgewear. Starting Bid $200

President Roosevelt sends thanks for a Steiff, “the Teddy Bear of the Fatherland” 47. Theodore Roosevelt Typed Letter Signed as President on Teddy Bear. TLS as president, one page, 7

x 8.75, White House letterhead, January 15, 1908. Fantastic letter to Sebastian Walter, in full: “It was mighty nice of you to send me the Black Forest Teddy Bear—the Teddy Bear of the Fatherland—and to accompany it with such a pleasant and friendly letter. The bear works to perfection, and has been the admiration of my friends and family already.” In fine condition, with a few light stains, slight bleeding to the signature, and faint toning from prior display. The now-ubiquitous Teddy Bear was created to honor President Roosevelt, following the story of a 1902 Mississippi bear hunt: unlike the other hunters in the group, Roosevelt had not located a single bear. When his assistants tracked one down, they clubbed it and tied it to a tree, inviting him to shoot it. Roosevelt refused, deeming it unsportsmanlike. Headlines nationwide praised the president’s integrity. The story inspired Morris Michtom, a Brooklyn candy shop owner, to create a small stuffed bear and—after receiving permission from the president for use of his name—place it in the store’s window beneath a sign, ‘Teddy’s bear.’ At the same time, the Steiff company in Germany began producing high-quality stuffed bears—presumably what Roosevelt received from Walter, prompting this cordial reply. This is the only Roosevelt letter we’ve offered that mentions Teddy Bears. Starting Bid $500

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“There are many fools, and many good men who do not take the trouble to think deeply—and they vote”

48. Theodore Roosevelt Typed Letter Signed as President. TLS as president, three pages, 8 x 10.5, White House letterhead, September 13, 1906. Confidential letter to Henry White, ambassador to Italy, who Roosevelt once called ‘the most useful man in the entire diplomatic service.’ Packed with significant content, Roosevelt comments on hunting, disarmament, the Cuban Revolution, and the American voter. In part: “I do not think any Ambassador has a right to send photographs like that to an elderly President who used to hunt himself, and in whom such photographs excite a feeling of wild envy and revolt. Think of your having got five ibex, not to speak of the fifteen chamois!...I entirely agree with his position about disarmament. It would be an admirable thing if we could get the nations not to improve their arms. Ask the King if it would not be possible to get them to agree hereafter not to build any ships of more than a certain size... Just at the moment I am so angry with that infernal little Cuban republic that I would like to wipe its people off the face of the earth. All we have wanted from them was that they would behave themselves and be prosperous and happy so that we would not have to interfere. And now, lo and behold, they have started an utterly unjustifiable and pointless revolution and may get things into such a snarl that we have no alternative save to intervene—which will at once convince the suspicious idiots in South America that we do wish to interfere after all, and perhaps have some land-hunger!” In addition to making several handwritten corrections to the text, Roosevelt adds a handwritten postscript; “I think it is toss up whether we do or do not win in the congressional election; there are many fools, and many good men who do not take the trouble to think deeply—and they vote.” In very good to fine condition, with some light creasing, and several rusty paperclip impressions. Starting Bid $200

49. Theodore Roosevelt Document Signed as President. Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 21.25 x 17.25,

June 5, 1908. President Roosevelt appoints James F. Stutesman of Indiana as “Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Bolivia.” Boldly signed at the conclusion by President Roosevelt and countersigned by Secretary of State Elihu Root. The white paper seal affixed to the lower left remains intact. Double-matted and framed to an overall size of 29 x 25. In very good to fine condition, with scattered creasing, and a small stain to the top edge. Starting Bid $200

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50. Theodore Roosevelt and William H. Taft Document Signed as President and Secretary of War. Partly-printed vellum DS, signed “Theodore

Roosevelt” as president and “Wm. H. Taft” as secretary of war, one page, 15.5 x 19.5, March 24, 1904. President Roosevelt appoints John L. Tiernan as “Brigadier General in the service of the United States.” Signed at the conclusion by President Roosevelt and countersigned by Secretary of War Taft. The blue seal affixed to the lower left remains intact. In fine condition, with slight skipping to Taft’s signature. Starting Bid $200

“There is a feeling in Massachusetts that there has been too great a disposition in hunting judges to go into that Brahmin class of Back Bayites”

51. William H. Taft Typed Letter Signed as President. TLS as president signed “Wm. H. Taft,” two pages, 8 x 10.5,

White House letterhead, August 3, 1912. Letter to former Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Marcus P. Knowlton, marked “Confidential.” Writing while engaged in a three-way reelection campaign, Taft seeks to handle the matter of judicial appointments in a delicate way. In part: “I think there is a feeling in Massachusetts that there has been too great a disposition in hunting judges to go into that Brahmin class of Back Bayites and not to select some competent lawyer from the State at large; and perhaps if other things were equal I ought to defer to that sentiment, because the times are out of joint and it is exceedingly important that in the selection of judges we should not only have men who can administer justice and who know the law, but that we should also have men of sufficient knowledge of affairs not to involve the Court in unnecessary controversy.” In fine condition. Taft—who would go on to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States after his presidency—understood the importance of his judicial appointments, and weighed them carefully. Starting Bid $200

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Handwritten White House letter by President Harding to his sister “at Xmas time”

52. Warren G. Harding Autograph Letter Signed as President. ALS as president, one page, 7 x 9, White

House letterhead, December 23, 1922. Handwritten letter to his sister Abigail, in full: “Enclosed find a little Christmas gift, a token of a brother’s loving regard. I shall think of you at Xmas time, and I shall have a real regret that I can not celebrate in the atmosphere of home and amid the surroundings of family and friends. My love and good wishes to you.” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original White House mailing envelope. A heartfelt missive between siblings that reveals Harding’s disappointment in not being able to spend the holidays with his friends and family back in Ohio; his wife, Florence, had collapsed from kidney failure the September prior and was still confined to a wheelchair. This would be the second and last Christmas Harding celebrated as president. Handwritten letters from Harding as commander-in-chief—especially those bearing familial content— remain exceedingly rare and sought-after. Starting Bid $500

53. Herbert Hoover Autograph Letter Signed. ALS in pencil, one page, 8.25 x 6.75, Western Union letterhead, November 4, 1928. Letter to “David Hinshaw, Republican National Committee,” written just two days before the 1928 presidential election. In part: “I want you to carry along my feeling of gratitude not only for all these months of most effective service but my heartfelt appreciation of your personal devotion and loyalty.” Handsomely double-matted and framed with an engraved portrait to an overall size of 14.5 x 22.5. In fine condition. Provenance: The Albert H. Small Collection, Christie’s, May 2012. Starting Bid $200

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Hand-corrected speech used on the ‘32 campaign trail by President Hoover 54. Herbert Hoover Hand-Corrected and Signed Campaign Speech. Printed reading

copy of his speech ‘The Success of Recovery’ used during his campaign as the incumbent president in 1932, 75 pages, signed and inscribed on the first page in fountain pen to his personal secretary, “MSS used at Detroit, Oct. 22, 1932, To French Strother—From one Orator to another, with the affection of Herbert Hoover.” Includes approximately ten pages of handwritten notes, composition fragments, and corrections made in pencil by Hoover, plus mimeographed additions. Hoover outlines the contents of his speech at the beginning: “I wish to present to you the evidence that the measures and policies of the Republican administration are winning this major battle for recovery…It can be demonstrated that the tide has turned and the gigantic forces of depression are in retreat. Our measures and policies have demonstrated their effectiveness. They have preserved the American people from certain chaos and have preserved a final fortress of stability in the world.” Includes the original White House transmittal envelope, signed in the upper left in pencil, “From, Herbert Hoover.” In overall fine condition. Starting Bid $300

55. Herbert Hoover Document Signed as President. DS as president, one page, 8 x 12.5, June 9, 1930. President Hoover submits a report “to the Congress of the United States,” in part: “I commend to the favorable consideration of the Congress...that legislation may be enacted to authorize an appropriation of not exceeding $44,446.05 for the payment of interest on funds represented by drafts drawn on the Secretary of State by the American Embassy in Petrograd and the American Embassy in Constantinople and transfers which the Embassy at Constantinople undertook to make by cable communications to the Secretary of State between December 23, 1915, and April 21, 1917.” In very good to fine condition, with toning from prior display, and a rusty paperclip impression to the top edge. Starting Bid $200

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Handwritten letter as president from FDR to a fellow collector: “I, too, have been collecting source material for many years—mostly U. S. Navy”

56. Franklin D. Roosevelt Autograph Letter Signed as President. ALS as president, one page, 7 x 8.75, White House letterhead, February 19, 1934. Letter to Frank C. Deering, in full: “Some day I shall hope to heave the pleasure of seeing your collection—I, too, have been collecting source material for many years—mostly U. S. Navy.” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope addressed in Roosevelt’s hand. FDR’s collection of naval artwork earned renewed national interest in 1962, when President John F. Kennedy initiated an exhibition dedicated to it at the National Archives, organized under the name ‘The Old Navy, 1776–1860: An Exhibit of Prints and Watercolors from the Naval Collection of Franklin D. Roosevelt.’ Kennedy also published a fascinating article in the August 10, 1962 issue of Life Magazine, detailing his impressions of the collection and describing Roosevelt’s collecting habits. In closing, JFK observed: ‘‘The Old Navy’ is thus evidence of the collecting passion of an extraordinary President. But it is much more than this. It is, as Roosevelt intended it should be, a reminder of the strength and style of our naval tradition.’ Starting Bid $1000

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The only presidential letter on White House stationery mentioning the ‘Star Spangled Banner’ ever to come up for auction 57. Franklin D. Roosevelt Typed Letter Signed as President on Star Spangled Banner. Important TLS

as president, one page, 7 x 8.75, White House letterhead, May 16, 1939. Letter to W. Tilghman Hemsley, chairman of the executive committee of the Star Spangled Banner Regatta. In full: “Please accept my thanks for your kind letter of May twelfth inviting me to attend the celebration of the one hundred twenty-fifth anniversary of the writing of the Star Spangled Banner, inspired by the bombardment of Fort McHenry. I regret exceedingly that circumstances make it impossible to accept this invitation to participate in person. I hope, however, the celebration will be a successful one and one that will inspire all who participate with a new sense of appreciation of the stirring events it commemorates.” In fine condition, with light edge toning. Accompanied by photocopies of associated correspondence (Hemsley’s letter inviting him to the event, an internal White House memo, and their retained copy of this reply), provided to the consignor by the FDR Presidential Library & Museum. This is the only presidential letter on White House stationery mentioning the ‘Star Spangled Banner’ ever to come up for auction. A remarkable and patriotic piece. Starting Bid $500

58. Franklin D. Roosevelt Signed Book and (2) PersonallyOwned Books. Signed book: The Dew Drop: A Tribute of Affection

for MDCCCLIII. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo & Co., 1853. Hardcover, 5.25 x 7.5, 328 pages. Signed on the first free end page in ink with his ownership signature, “Franklin D. Roosevelt, Hyde Park,” adding, “Sartain Plates,” to identify the illustrator/engraver, John Sartain. In fine condition, with some light soiling to the signed page. Book condition: VG-/None, with losses and rubbing to spine, scuffing and rubbing to boards, and an unrelated presentation inscription above FDR’s signature. Includes two unsigned books from Roosevelt’s personal library: Explication des Évangiles des Dimanches, Vol. III, by C. G. Luzerne, Paris: Méquignon Junior, 1836; and Les Petits Prophetes (Vol. XII), Cologne: Jean de la Pierre, 1714. Both sold as part of lot 143, ‘The Roosevelt Era’ sale, Christie’s New York, 14 February 2001. In good to very good condition. Starting Bid $200

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“Some day!!”—desirable signed ‘Dewey Defeats Truman’ photograph

60. Harry S. Truman Signed Photograph and Typed Letter Signed. Vintage glossy 8 x 10 photo of Truman holding

up the iconic ‘Dewey Defeats Truman’ issue of the Chicago Tribune, signed and inscribed on the newspaper in fountain pen, “To Alexander Nahas, Some day!! Harry S. Truman,” who adds the date above, “Signed 3–30–62.” Reverse bears two Wide World Photo stamps and an affixed caption sheet dated November 5, 1948. Included with the photo is a TLS from Truman to Nahas, one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, March 28, 1962, in full: “As you have requested, I have signed the picture and it is being returned to you, herewith. I was glad to autograph the picture and appreciate what you had to say concerning it.” The letter is framed to a slightly larger size. In overall fine condition. Starting Bid $1000

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‘The buck stops here’—rare signed silver certificate presented by President Truman to his Secretary of the Treasury

61. Harry S. Truman Signed Currency and Photograph. Impressive display of items from the estate of John W. Snyder, highlighted by an uncirculated Series 1935C silver certificate, engraved with the signatures of United States Treasurer W. A. Julian and Secretary of the Treasury John W. Snyder, signed in black ink on the portrait side by Truman and presented to Snyder; and a color 6 x 4.5 informal photo of Truman and Snyder in old age with an uncut sheet of $1 bills, signed on the mount in blue ballpoint by Truman. Also includes an official White House envelope addressed in Truman’s hand, “Sec. of Treas, Personal”; a facsimile copy of Truman’s nomination of Snyder to be be Secretary of the Treasury; and an official copy of the Senate’s confirmation of the appointment, signed by Secretary Leslie L. Biffle. All items are cloth-matted and framed along with a small plaque and replica sign of Truman’s saying, “The buck stops here,” to an overall size of 25 x 33. In fine condition. Provenance: the Estate of John W. Snyder. Starting Bid $500

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63. Harry S. Truman Typed Letter Signed as President. TLS as president,

two pages, 8 x 10.5, White House letterhead, August 2, 1946. Letter to Dr. John Roy Steelman, his White House Chief of Staff, in part: “I think it well to reiterate my conviction that General Marshall’s mission in China is of tremendous importance to our national welfare...Second only to the considerations affecting the Marshall mission, weight should be given to effecting a speedy roll-up of our military and naval operations in the Pacific, and to bringing home promptly the largest possible number of our soldiers, sailors and marines and reducing the number of civilian employees of our armed services overseas.” In very good to fine condition, with light staining and rusty staple holes. Starting Bid $200

64. Harry S. Truman Document Signed as President. Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 19.25 x 15.25, November 12, 1946. President Truman appoints Willard L. Thorp “an Assistant Secretary of State…for the time being and until the end of the next session of the Senate of the United States, and no longer.” Signed at the conclusion by Truman and countersigned by acting Secretary of State Dean Acheson. Nicely matted and framed to an overall size of 29 x 25. In fine condition, with some light curling to the intact seal. Starting Bid $200

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Impressive letter from President Eisenhower, expressing how the government “should do for the people only what they cannot well do for themselves”

65. Dwight D. Eisenhower Typed Letter Signed as President on His Administration Accomplishments. TLS as president, signed “DE,” three pages, 7 x 10.25, White House letterhead, October 18, 1958. Lengthy letter to friend Irving Geist, in part: “I have just realized that I have not had...an opportunity to talk to you about...the vital and basic issues for which Republicans are fighting in 1958...Here then...are the reasons I hope the votes of America—Republican, Independent and discerning Democrats—will assure that the 86th Congress is solidly Republican in character.” Eisenhower proceeds to, in great detail, expound on the success of his administration, the Federal budget and reckless spending, inflation, racketeering, and the role of government and how it “should do for the people only what they cannot well do for themselves.” He concludes by saying “with your help, and with the help of people of integrity and a deep love of and desire to preserve our way of life, we will have the kind of Congress we need. I send you herewith a list of items that...will bring to your mind a few of the accomplishments of the past five and one-half years.” The referenced “ACCOMPLISHMENTS” list is included. In fine condition. Provenance: Christie’s, Lot 230: May 19, 2006. Starting Bid $200

Rare presidential nomination from Eisenhower 66. Dwight D. Eisenhower Document Signed as President. Sought-after DS as president, one page, 6.75 x 12.75, August 25, 1959. Official nomination letter from the White House, in full: “To the Senate of the United States, I nominate David A. Lindsay, of New York, to be General Counsel for the Department of the Treasury, to succeed Nelson P. Rose.” Signed boldly at the conclusion by President Eisenhower. Archivally matted and framed with an engraving and the original presidential red wax seal, removed from the official communication sent to the Senate, to an overall size of 17.75 x 18.25. In fine condition, with a couple areas of faint toning. Starting Bid $200

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“Mrs. Kennedy and I were deeply moved by your thoughtful remembrance on the loss of our son”

67. John F. Kennedy Typed Letter Signed as President on the Loss of His Infant Son, Patrick. TLS as president signed “John Kennedy,” one page, 6.5 x 8.25, White House letterhead, August 14, 1963. Letter to Ohio Congressman Charles Vanik, written five days after the loss of the Kennedys’ infant son, Patrick. In full: “Mrs. Kennedy and I were deeply moved by your thoughtful remembrance on the loss of our son. Your kind expression of sympathy meant a great deal to us.” Kennedy amends the more formal salutation in his own hand and adds “Charles.” Archivally cloth-matted and framed with a photo of the Kennedy family and a JFK half dollar coin to an overall size of 21.5 x 17.25. In fine condition. Starting Bid $300

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68. John F. Kennedy Signed Photograph. Vintage

glossy 7.75 x 9.75 photo of American President Kennedy shaking hands with Chilean President Jorge Alessandri, with Charles W. Cole, the U. S. Ambassador to Chile, seen smiling between them, signed in bold black ink, “John F. Kennedy,” and in fountain pen by both Alessandri and Cole. In very good to fine condition, with surface impressions touching the diplomats’ faces, and a thin horizontal crease passing across the photo and JFK’s head. Starting Bid $300

69. John F. Kennedy Typed Letter Signed. TLS signed “John,” one page, 6.25 x 9, personal Congress of the United States letterhead, November 29, 1951. Letter to fellow Massachusetts Representative John O’Rourke, in full: “I want to thank you for taking the time to attend the Boston Chamber of Commerce Luncheon. Your being there certainly added a great deal to the success of the affair, and I certainly appreciate the interest.” Kennedy adds a handwritten postscript: “John: Hope to see you soon.” In fine condition, with a slight brush to the postscript. Starting Bid $200

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Historic pen used by President Lyndon B. Johnson to sign the 1964 Civil Rights Act

70. Lyndon B. Johnson Civil Rights Act Signing Pen. Historic dipping pen used by President Lyndon B. Johnson

to sign the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 (H.R. 7152), presented to influential labor leader George Meany. The official ‘bill signer’ Esterbrook pen measures 6.25˝ long and features a black plastic grip with a Lucite handle imprinted with “The President—The White House.” The pen is mounted, triple-matted, and framed with a descriptive plaque and an image of the bill signing ceremony to an overall size of 18.75 x 22; in the image, Meany, standing to the right of Martin Luther King, Jr., is seen just after receiving his pen from the president. In fine condition. Accompanied by the original typed descriptive slip and a letter of provenance from the granddaughter of George Meany, in part: “In 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed into law The Civil Rights Act which ended segregation in public places and banned employment discrimination on the bases of race, color, religion, sex or national origin. After signing that historic bill, President Johnson handed one of the pens used to my grandfather who was standing directly behind him and next to Dr. King.” Starting Bid $1000

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71. Richard Nixon Signed Book and Watergate Tapes. Signed book: The

Watergate Tapes. Flatsigned edition, numbered 2/100. Nashville: FlatSigned Press, 2009. Leather-bound hardcover, 6.25 x 9.25, 468 pages. Signed on the colophon in blue ballpoint by Richard Nixon. Housed in a custom wooden case, 15.5 x 12 x 3.75, along with four cassette tapes entitled “President Richard Nixon Watergate Tapes from the Grave.” In fine condition, with some wear to the case’s inner maroon lining. The dedication page explains the special commemorative volume was created several years after Nixon’s death. Starting Bid $200

“You made no notes and yet got every fact exactly right” 72. Richard Nixon Autograph Letter Signed. ALS signed “RN,” one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, January 24, 1983. Letter to columnist Aileen Mehle, known by the pen name “Suzy” Knickerbocker, in part: “I marvel at your powers of observation and your fabulous memory. You made no notes and yet got every fact exactly right. I wish some of your colleagues in the media had your dedication to excellence & your sense of fairness. Above all we are delighted that you could join us as a guest on such short notice. Apart from what you write, you never fail to add glamor to an event.” In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

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Flown over the US Capitol and presented to Vice President Nixon in 1960 73. Richard Nixon 1960 US Capitol Flown Flag. Significant 50-star American flag flown over the United State Capitol on August 19, 1960, presented to Vice President Richard Nixon shortly after his nomination for president. The 100% cotton flag, manufactured by the Dettra Flag Company under the ‘Bull Dog Bunting’ brand name, measures 5’ x 8’, and is housed in its original box. Includes the original transmittal letter signed by Architect of the Capitol J. George Stewart, August 19, 1960, to “Honorable Richard Nixon, Vice President of the United States,” in full: “My dear Mr. Vice President: This is to certify that the enclosed flag has flown over the Capitol of the United States.” Flag is in fine condition; box is very good, with overall soiling and splits to corners. The 50-star United States flag was officially adopted on July 4, 1960, making this a very early example—made even more important by its direct presidential association. Nixon had been nominated as the Republican candidate for president on July 28, 1960, running against John F. Kennedy. Although Nixon lost by a slim margin, he would prevail in the presidential elections of 1968 and 1972. Starting Bid $200

Amidst the violent summer of ‘68: “There have been some threats, and apparently I’m one the Black Panthers have named as part of the price if Huey Newton should be convicted; also in retaliation for the King murder”

74. Ronald Reagan Autograph Letter Signed. ALS signed “Ron,” one

page, 6 x 9, no date but struck through and annotated July 25, 1968. Handwritten letter to “Chuck,” in part: “There have been some threats, and apparently I’m one the Black Panthers have named as part of the price if Huey Newton should be convicted; also in retaliation for the King murder. The recall movement is really a political gimmick & I’m doubtful it will get anywhere at all. Some who’ve defected have been quoted in the press as saying there was no real effort to bring about a recall, but merely to create an embarrassment prior to the convention.” In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

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Large portrait of President Reagan and his 1985 cabinet

75. Ronald Reagan and Cabinet Signed Photograph. Color satin-finish 20 x 16 replacement photo of President Rea-

gan in the White House with his 1985 cabinet and top advisors, affixed to its original 21 x 18.75 mount, signed on the mount in black felt tip by all pictured, including: Ronald Reagan, George Bush, Terrel H. Bell, John R. Block, Raymond J. Donovan, David Stockman, Malcolm Baldrige, Jeane Kirkpatrick, Donald T. Regan, William French Smith, Samuel R. Pierce, Elizabeth Dole, and others. Matted and framed to an overall size of 30 x 27.5. In fine condition, with a small ding to the lower blank area of the mount. Starting Bid $300

Handwritten letter as president: “I loved your letter with the Lincoln quote—it was a real boost” 76. Bill Clinton Autograph Letter Signed as President. Scarce ALS as president, signed “Bill,” one page, 6.75 x 8.75, White House letterhead, June 4, 1993. Handwritten letter to Paul Bursey, Jr., of the nonprofit Putting the Earth First, in full: “I loved your letter with the Lincoln quote—it was a real boost.” In fine condition. Accompanied by a copy of Bursey’s original letter, which includes a quote by Lincoln, in part: “If I tried to read, much less answer, all the criticisms made of me and all the attacks leveled against me, this office would have to be closed for all other business.” Starting Bid $200

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Rare, early 1997 “Friends of Barack Obama” check, signed by the future president— the only example we have offered

78. Barack Obama Signed Check. Rare, early Friends of Barack Obama check, 8.25 x 3, filled out in another hand and signed by Obama, “Barack Obama,” payable to Miss America Co-Ed Pageant for $25, July, 1997. Obama changes the date from June 27th to July 1st, initialing the change, “B.H.O.” In very fine condition. Friends of Barack Obama was his official campaign committee; at the time he signed this check, he had just taken his seat as a member of the Illinois state senate. Extremely rare in this format, this is the first Barack Obama check we have offered. Starting Bid $500

“To the People of K’Ogelo”— the birthplace of Obama’s father 79. Barack Obama Autograph Note Signed. ANS as president, one page, 6.25 x 9.25, White House letterhead, no date. In full: “To the People of K’Ogelo—Thank you for the prayers and support! Barack Obama.” In very fine condition. President Obama’s father was born and raised in K’Ogelo, Kenya, and in 1960 at age 24 enrolled at the University of Hawaii. There he met Ann Dunham, and the next year she became pregnant with the future president. A remarkable association with Obama’s family and past, which he chronicled in the acclaimed 1995 book Dreams from My Father. Starting Bid $500

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80. Barack Obama Signed Mock Letter. Felt tip signature,

“Barack Obama,” on a 6 x 9 page, on which a copy of the conclusion from his famous letter to a schoolteacher has been printed; the beginning of the letter is included on a same-size sheet of mock White House stationery. The text, in part: “Every single thing I do as President is aimed at making sure every child in America has the same opportunities this country gave me. A good education. Caring mentors who kept me on the straight and narrow. Safe places to learn and grow. I couldn’t agree more with you that we need to train and support more excellent teachers like you, and pay them what they truly deserve.” In fine condition, with trimmed edges. Starting Bid $200

Rare 1995 check signed by Michelle Obama for “1000 Announcement Invitations,” preceding Barack Obama’s first political campaign

81. Michelle Obama Signed Check. South Shore Bank check, 7.75 x 3.25, partially filled out and signed by Obama, “Michelle Obama,” payable to All Print for $275, September 1, 1995. Obama fills out the amount and the memo, “1000 Announcement Invitations”; her sister-in-law, Janis L. Robinson, also signs, filling out the date and recipient. In very fine condition. These announcement invitations were most likely associated with Barack Obama’s run for an Illinois state senate seat—he began fundraising in July 1995, created a campaign committee on August 7th, and filed its statement of organization on September 5th. On September 19, 1995, the 34-year-old Barack Obama announced his candidacy to a standing-room-only audience of 200 supporters at the Ramada Inn Lakeshore. He would go on to win the November 1996 election, taking 82% of the vote. Rare in this format, this is the first Michelle Obama check we have offered. Starting Bid $200

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notables

Declaration of Independence 235. Samuel Adams Document Signed. Sought-after partly-printed DS, one page, 15.25 x 9.5, August 31, 1795. Governor Adams appoints Josiah Hall as “Captain of a Company in the fifth Regiment of the First Brigade, Seventh Division of the Militia of this Commonwealth.” Signed below the embossed seal in crisp ink by Samuel Adams, and countersigned below by John Avery, Jr., the first Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth. Archivally mounted, matted, and framed to an overall size of 22 x 16.5. In very good to fine condition, with scattered stains, and possible repairs to fold splits. Starting Bid $300

236. Samuel Adams and Thomas Stone Signatures.

Rare Revolutionary War-era signatures of Declaration signers Thomas Stone (“T. Stone”) and Samuel Adams (“Sam’l Adams”) on a 6.5 x 3 slip clipped from the conclusion of a Massachusetts Supreme Executive Council document, also signed by fellow committee members Oliver Prescott, Henry Gardner, Moses Gill, Timothy Danielson, Dr. Joseph Gardner, Nathan Cushing, and others. In fine condition, with light toning to the central vertical fold. Accompanied by two engraved portraits of Adams, both with facsimile signatures. A unique grouping of important names from the American Revolution. Starting Bid $200

238. Charles Carroll of Carrollton Autograph Letter Signed. Signer

of the Declaration of Independence from Maryland (1737–1832) who was the longest-lived among his colleagues. ALS signed “Ch. Carroll of Carrollton,” one page, 7.25 x 9, March 30, 1786. Letter the Hon. Robert Carter, in full: “Inclosed you will receive sundry resolutions entered into by us at this present meeting. We wish you could make it convenient to attend our next meeting on the 25th of June or if you cannot attend that you will give a power of attorney to some person to act on your behalf as matters of great importance to the co-partnership are to be determined on at the said meeting.” Signed at the conclusion by Charles Carroll of Carrollton, Nicholas Carroll, Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer (Signer of the Constitution for Maryland), W. Smith, and Abraham Van Bibber. Inlaid into a slightly larger sheet and in fine condition, with a small area clipped from the integral address leaf. Starting Bid $200

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237. American Archives: Peter Force.

Rare book: American Archives: Fourth Series, Vol. III. Washington: Published by M. St. Clair Clarke and Peter Force, 1840. Hardcover, 9.5 x 14.25, highlighted by the scarce facsimile of the Continental Congress Agreement of Secrecy of November 9, 1775, one of the most important documents from Force’s monumental collection of American historical papers. Not unlike Force’s famous facsimile of the Declaration of Independence contained in American Archives (Fifth Series, Vol. I), very few facsimile copies of the 1775 Secrecy Agreement exist. Force’s Archives were not a success: only the Fourth and Fifth Series were ever published, and even these were severely undersubscribed. In consequence, how many copies of the 1775 Agreement were printed, and how many were inserted into the volumes, remains uncertain. As the projected edition of the work was 1500 copies, that is likely the maximum; it remains possible that as few as 500 were actually completed. Of these, relatively few appear to survive—either by themselves or folded into the book. Print condition: very good, with expected ink transfer. Book condition: VG-/None, with cracked hinges, ex-library markings, torn label to front board, and some staining, scuffing, and removed labels to spine. Penned by Continental Congress secretary Charles Thomson and signed by 87 Continental Congressmen, the original manuscript of the Agreement of Secrecy is now held by the United States National Archives, and is one of the priceless wonders from America’s foundation. Among the signers are famed founders like John Hancock, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Lynch, Button Gwinnett, John Jay, and others. On August 23, 1775, George III issued a ‘Proclamation for Suppressing Rebellion and Sedition,’ declaring elements of the American colonies in a state of ‘open and avowed rebellion.’ It ordered officials of the British Empire to ‘use their utmost endeavours to withstand and suppress such rebellion’ and posted a reward for the capture of certain prominent rebel leaders. In response, the delegates to the Continental Congress adopted strict rules of secrecy to protect the cause of American liberty and their own lives. Starting Bid $200

239. Charles Carroll of Carrollton Autograph Letter Signed. Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Maryland

(1737–1832) who was the longest-lived among his colleagues. ALS signed “Ch. Carroll of Carrollton,” one page, 8 x 9.75, May 6, 1829. Letter to a gentleman, written from Baltimore, in part: “I acknowledge the receipt of your letter…covering your account of $50 for which you have my check inclosed…Please to furnish me with the legal costs against Garner that I may charge him with them, also with your account of legal services. I have paid you at different times $400.” In fine condition, with two small chips to the left edge. Accompanied by an engraved portrait bearing a facsimile signature. Starting Bid $200

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Unique land indenture signed by two Marylanders-turned-Supreme Court justices

240. Samuel Chase Document Signed. Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Maryland (1741–1811) and Associ-

ate Justice of the Supreme Court from 1796 until his death. Manuscript DS, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 9.5 x 15, May 16, 1793. Chase signs a manuscript endorsement at the conclusion of a land indenture deed between Thomas Hyde, Gabriel Duvall, and Charles Stewart, certifying that they came before the judges of the General Court and “severally acknowledged the same to be their art and Deed, and the Lands therein mentioned to be the right title and estate of John Gibson Junior, in the said deed named.” Notably, the indenture is also signed by the three men mentioned, including Duvall, who would fill the vacancy on the United States Supreme Court created upon Chase’s death. In very good to fine condition, with areas of paper loss to the edges, silking to the back of the signed page, and complete silking to the other page. Starting Bid $300

Rare handwritten war-dated document by Samuel Chase

241. Samuel Chase Autograph Document Signed. Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Maryland (1741–1811)

and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court from 1796 until his death. Revolutionary War–dated partial ADS signed “Sam’l Chase,” one page, 6 x 1, August 17, 1779, in full: “Received Aug’t 17, 1779, one hundred and fifty Pounds my allowance on Journal of July Session 1779.” Affixed to a slightly larger card. In fine condition. In his 1995 reference History Comes to Life, Kenneth Rendell places Chase’s autograph material into the ‘rare’ category among the Signers. Starting Bid $200

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242. Abraham Clark Document Signed. Signer of the Declaration of Independence from New Jersey (1726-1794). Manu-

script DS, signed “Abra: Clark,” one page both sides, 8 x 13, December 29, 1773. Indenture made between Abraham Clark and Matthias Ludlam, by which Clark conveys “all that piece or parcell of Land Situate in Westfield,” with a lengthy description of the property. Boldly and prominently signed at the conclusion by Clark, and countersigned by John Ludlum and Enoch Williams. In very good condition, with scattered areas of dampstaining, and complete separation across its central horizontal fold. Starting Bid $200

1763 deed for a land purchase by Franklin, signed by patriot leaders Francis Hopkinson and Charles Thomson

243. William Ellery Signed Currency. Revolutionary War-dated Rhode Island engraved bank note for “Five Shillings,” signed “Wm. Ellery,” 2.5 x 3.5, reading: “The Possessor of this Bill shall be paid by the General-Treasurer of the Colony of Rhode-Island, Five Shillings, Lawful Money…the eighteenth Day of March, A.D., 1776.” Signed at the conclusion by William Ellery. In fine condition, with overall soiling. Starting Bid $200

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245. Benjamin Franklin: Francis Hopkinson and Charles Thomson Document Signed. Unique vellum manuscript DS, signed twice, “Fra’s

Hopkinson” and “Cha. Thomson,” one page, 16.75 x 14.25, January 1, 1763. Deed of indenture from Elizabeth Henmarsh to Benjamin Franklin for “a certain Lott or piece of Land lying in the said City of Philadelphia…Bounded Eastward on the Sixth Street.” Signed at the conclusion in ink by Elizabeth Henmarsh, and countersigned by Francis Hopkinson and Charles Thomson as witnesses; also endorsed on the reverse by the three. In very good to fine condition, with areas of staining, and areas of vellum loss to the bottom. This land transaction is cited in Hannah Benner Roach’s article ‘Benjamin Franklin Slept Here,’ published in The Philadelphia Magazine in 1960. Starting Bid $200


Land grant issued by Benjamin Franklin as president of Pennsylvania’s Supreme Executive Council

244. Benjamin Franklin Document Signed. Vellum manuscript DS, signed “B. Franklin,” one page, 15.25 x 13, July 14, 1788. As president of Pennsylvania’s Supreme Executive Council, Franklin grants to John Lear a “certain Tract of Land called ‘Trevose’ situate on Laurel Run in Buffaloe Township…containing two hundred and seventy three acres.” Boldly signed in the left margin by Benjamin Franklin, and countersigned below by James Trimble. Mounted, double-matted, and framed with a portrait and plaque to an overall size of 20.25 x 26.25. In very good to fine condition, with scattered light staining and soiling, toning along the intersecting folds, and small holes in the upper left corner that once held a large paper seal. Starting Bid $1000

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Scarce 1779 handwritten receipt by Lyman Hall

246. Lyman Hall Autograph Document Signed. Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Georgia (1724–1790) who went on to serve as governor of the state. Revolutionary War–dated ADS, one page, 7.5 x 2.5, May 4, 1779. Handwritten receipt of payment, in full: “1779, Rec’d 4th May of Dr. James Dunsany the sum of Thirteen Hundred & two pounds five shillings So: Carolina Currency, which he Rec’d of Mr. Joshua Lockwood for me.” In very good to fine condition, with scattered staining and toning, and a professionally-repaired area of paper loss to the left edge. Hall ranks among the rarest signers of the Declaration of Independence, and war-dated autograph material is especially highly sought. Starting Bid $300

At the close of the Revolution, John Hancock welcomes America’s allies with “accommodations suitable to the rank of the officers of the French Army upon their arrival in Boston”

247. John Hancock Autograph Letter Signed. Revolutionary War-dated ALS, signed

“J. H.,” one page, 8 x 9.75, February 10, 1783. Official handwritten letter to the “Gentlemen of the Senate, & Gentlemen of the House of Representatives,” issued by Hancock from the “Council Chamber, Boston,” as governor of Massachusetts. In part: “The General Resolves of the General Court authorizing the Gentlemen Selectmen of the Town of Boston, to prepare accommodations suitable to the rank of the officers of the French Army upon their arrival in Boston, have with great [at]tention & punctuality been attended to…[I have] the Satisfaction to inform you that the General of that [A]rmy the Count de Viomenil assured me, that he with the other general & subordinate officers were accommodated in a manner very agreeable, & that he with the other officers were perfectly satisfied.” He goes on to request reimbursement of some funds associated with the occasion. In very good to fine condition, with professional repairs to small edge tears and paper loss affecting a few words of the text. Starting Bid $500

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Hancock’s pastor informs him of the good electoral news— by “a clear & decided majority you came in as governor”

248. John Hancock Hand-Docketed Letter. Letter sent to Hancock by Peter Thacher, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 7.25 x 9, April 29, 1787, docketed on the address panel in Hancock’s own hand, “Rev’d P. Thatcher, April 1787.” Thacher notifies Hancock that he has been elected governor of Massachusetts. In part: “Through the lieutenant governor I have obtained the following accurate State of the returns as they stand yesterday: For Governor.” Here Thacher has made two columns, one headed “Total,” the other “For J Hancock Esqr.” Vote totals for 12 named counties are listed, with Hancock receiving a majority in all but Hampshire County. Thacher continues, “You see by what a clear & decided majority you came in as governor; I hope that God will enable you to do great good in the Station; the confidence & affection of the people enable a ruler to do much more good than he could otherwise.” In very good to fine condition, with repairs to the hinge. Starting Bid $200

249. John Hart Document Signed. Signer of the Declaration of Independence from New Jersey (1713–1779). Revolutionary War-dated manuscript DS, one page, 8 x 12.5, August 29, 1777. Legal document that determines that Benjamin Barton and Richard Edsal are “firmly bound unto his Excellency William Livingston Esq’r, Governor of the said State of New Jersey and to his Successors & Assigns in the sum of Two Thousand Pounds of Lawfull money of New Jersey.” Signed at the conclusion by John Hart, and countersigned by Benjamin Manning. Lower right retains three original white paper seals. Archivally mounted, matted, and framed to an overall size of 14.5 x 19.5. In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

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Rare war-dated legal document from the elusive Quaker Signer 250. Joseph Hewes Document Signed. Secretary of the

Naval Affairs Committee during the Revolutionary War who signed the Declaration of Independence, one of only three Quakers to do so (1730–1779). Rare Revolutionary war-dated manuscript DS, one page, 8.25 x 8.75, April 10, 1778. Legal document concerning a bail payment, in part: “Know all men by these presents that We John Williamson and Joseph Hews Esqr.…stand firmly Bound unto Evan Skinner high Sheriff…in the full and just sum of Two thousand pounds…The Condition of the above obligation is in such that if the above…John Williamson…make his personal appearance Before the Justices of our Superior Court.” In fine condition. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from JSA. Starting Bid $300

251. Thomas Heyward, Jr. Document Signed. Signer

of the Declaration of Independence from South Carolina (1746–1809) who was taken prisoner by the British during the siege of Charleston and held for about a year. Partly-printed DS, signed “Tho’s Heyward Jun’r,” one page, 13 x 8.25, January 4, 1785. Order issued in South Carolina that Augustinus Buyck be compelled to “be and appear before the Justices of the said State, at the Court of Common Pleas…to answer to William Hart and Felix Warby…in a plea of debt that he render to them Five hundred and six pounds.” Signed by Heyward in the upper left. Archivally mounted, matted, and framed to an overall size of 19.75 x 15. In very good to fine condition, with somewhat irregular overall toning. Starting Bid $200

252. Stephen Hopkins Document Signed. Signer of the

Declaration of Independence from Rhode Island (1707-1785) who served as the colony’s governor in the 1750s and 1760s. Manuscript DS, signed “Step. Hopkins Gov’r,” one page, 7.25 x 3.5, June 20, 1756. Pay order issued to Treasurer Thomas Richardson, in part: “The Colony of R’d Island to Tho’s Vernon… To Postage of a packet from New York: £5—Please to pay Thomas Vernon or his order the sum of Five pounds for postage & charge to the colony.” Professionally inlaid into a larger sheet and in very good to fine condition, with slightly irregular light toning. Starting Bid $200

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253. Francis Hopkinson Document Signed. Signer of

the Declaration of Independence from New Jersey (1737–1791) who is also known as the designer of the first official American flag. Partly-printed DS, signed “Fras. Hopkinson,” one page, 12 x 15, December 7, 1789. Order issued to the wardens of the port of Philadelphia, asking for the survey and examination of the ship called the Marian, John McShane master. Signed at the conclusion by Hopkinson as judge of the District Court of the United States for Pennsylvania. The survey is recorded on the reverse, noting damage to fifteen chests of tea. Impressively matted and framed alongside an engraved portrait (bearing a facsimile signature) to an overall size of 32 x 26.5, with a window in the backing for viewing the reverse. In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

254. Francis Hopkinson Document Signed. Revolu-

tionary War–dated partly-printed DS, signed “F. Hopkinson,” one page, 8.25 x 3.5, February 17, 1779. Sight draft issued by Hopkinson as Treasurer of Loans, in full: “At Thirty Days Sight of this Third Bill, First, Second and Fourth not paid, pay to James Wharton or Order, One Hundred and Twenty Dollars, in Six Hundred Livres Tournois, for Interest due on Money borrowed by the United States.” Crisply signed at the conclusion by Hopkinson, and countersigned by Thomas Smith. Mounted, matted, and framed to an overall size of 14.75 x 10.5. In fine condition, with light show-through from writing on the reverse. Starting Bid $200

255. Samuel Huntington Autograph Letter Signed. ALS as the governor of

Connecticut, signed “Saml Huntington,” one page, 7.25 x 11.75, March 28, 1787. Handwritten letter to Isaac Sherman, the son of fellow Connecticut signer Roger Sherman, concerning the exploration and survey of the Western Reserve in modern-day Northern Ohio, which Connecticut claimed as its own territory until 1800. In part: “The information you have given relative to the western lands is very acceptable; I wish to receive the best Information in your power respecting those lands referred by Connecticutt, in particular the quality Situation, whether & how far they border, on Lake Erie, & every other material Circumstance which may have come to your knowledge.” Professionally inlaid into a slightly larger sheet. In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

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Scarce Virginia document concerning the rents of Thomas Lord Fairfax, signed by future Declaration signer Richard Henry Lee 256. Richard Henry Lee Document Signed.

Member of the notable Lee family and signer of the Declaration of Independence from Virginia (1732–1794). Scarce manuscript DS, one page both sides, 8 x 13, 1758. Legal document for a real estate transaction, in part: “Joseph Lane…and Richard Lee of the same Parish…do owe & stand Justly Indebted unto the Right Honorable Thomas Lord Fairfax proprietor of the said Northern Neck in the full and Just Sum of eight hundred pounds Lawfull money.” Signed at the conclusion by Richard Henry Lee, along with Lucy Lee, Richard Lee, and Joseph Lane, who served in the General Assembly and was a lieutenant colonel in the Whiskey Rebellion of 1793. In very good to fine condition, with dampstaining to the top. Starting Bid $200

259. Lewis Morris Autograph Letter Signed.

258. Philip Livingston Signature.

Signer of the Declaration of Independence from New York (1716-1778). Scarce ink signature, “Phil. Livingston, Jun’r, D. Clerk,” on an off-white 4 x 2.5 slip. Mounted, matted, and framed to an overall size of 10.5 x 9.5. In very good to fine condition, with scattered foxing and staining, and some creasing to the bottom edge. Starting Bid $200

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Landowner and developer from New York who signed the Declaration of Independence and served as a delegate to the Continental Congress (1726–1798). ALS, one page, 6.5 x 8.25, October 27, 1752. Handwritten letter to David Bitty, in part: “When I was last at your house I saw severall wild geese and one Brant, and have since receiv’d fan Order from England to find some Brant and geese to a particular Friends of mine there whom I would oblige on reasonable Terms, now I have got from Road Island one Brant and one wild goose, and if you could oblige me in sending those you have…I am willing to pay any reasonable price.” Mounted, matted, and framed to an overall size of 13 x 15. In fine condition, with some light staining and soiling. Starting Bid $200


260. Robert Morris and Benjamin Harrison IV Document Signed. Important financier who signed the Declaration

of Independence, Articles of Confederation, and Constitution (1734-1806). Partly-printed DS, one page, 5.75 x 3.5, April 21, 1788. Sight draft issued at Richmond, Virginia, by Benjamin Harrison IV, signed “Benj. Harrison Jnr.,” in part: “At Sixty Days after Sight of this my third Bill of Exchange…pay to Robert Morris, Esq. or order, One hundred Pounds Sterling.” Endorsed on the reverse by Morris, “Rob’t Morris.” In fine condition. Harrison was the son of Declaration signer Benjamin Harrison V, and a lifelong friend of Robert Morris. A wealthy Richmond merchant, Harrison gave Morris a portion of his fortune to aid him when he fell upon hard times toward the end of his life. Starting Bid $200

Rare post-war document signed by Thomas Nelson, Jr. 261. Thomas Nelson, Jr. Document Signed. Signer of the Declaration of Independence and member of the Virginia Delegation to the Continental Congress (1738-1789). Rare manuscript DS, signed “Thos. Nelson Jr.,” one page, 7.5 x 9.25, June 28, 1786. Legal document, in part: “Know all Men, by these Presents, that Mr. Thomas Nelson, Jr,. the County of York, & Nath. Burwell…are held and firmly bound…in the just and full sum of Three hundred Sixty Six Pounds fourteen shillings sterling money.” In fine condition. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from JSA. Starting Bid $300

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Handwritten letter from Governor Paca to Patrick Henry on important legislative resolutions 262. William Paca Autograph Letter Signed. Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Maryland (1740–1799) who served in the Continental Congress from 1778 to 1782. ALS signed “Wm. Paca,” one page, 8 x 10.25, January 28, 1785. As governor of Maryland, Paca drafts a letter to Governor Patrick Henry of Virginia, in full: “I have the Honor to enclose to your Excellency certain resolutions of our General Assembly which hold to the Ideas of your Assembly on the very important objects of their Resolutions which were communicated some Time past by your Governor Harrison.” Paca strikes through several words, and makes revisions between the lines. In very good to fine condition, with splitting to the fold ends, and several areas of thin paper. Starting Bid $300

Paine orders confiscation of a Loyalist distiller’s Boston property for giving “Aid and Comfort” to the enemy

263. Robert Treat Paine Autograph Document Signed. Revolutionary War–dated partly-printed ADS, signed in the third-person, “Robert Treat Paine Esq. Attorney General,” and at the conclusion, “Rob. Treat Paine,” one page, 10.75 x 17, July 11, 1780. Scarce Massachusetts confiscation document filled out and signed by Paine as attorney general, in part: “Robert Treat Paine Esq. Attorney General to the Government & People of the Massachusetts Bay in New England and in their behalf complains of John Coffin of Boston aforesaid Distiller…that the said John Coffin…levied War, and conspired to levy War against the Government and People of this Province, Colony and State; and then and there adhered to the King of Great-Britain, his Fleets and Armies, Enemies of the said Province, Colony and State; and then and there did give to them Aid and Comfort.” At the bottom, Paine writes out a description of Coffin’s property in Boston. In very good to fine condition, with light toning along the folds, and a few small repairs on the reverse. Starting Bid $200

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264. John Penn Autograph Document Signed. Signer of the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation as a representative of North Carolina (1741-1781). ADS, signed on the reverse, “J. Penn Att’y,” one page both sides, 7.25 x 4.5, August 7, 1786. Handwritten order by Penn addressed to the sheriff of Granville County to arrest a man and have him appear “before the County Court of Pleas” to answer to a debt of £10.14.0. Endorsed on the reverse by Penn. In very good to fine condition, with separation to the top of one of the three vertical folds. Starting Bid $200

265. George Read Autograph Endorsement Signed. Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Delaware (1733-1798). AES, one page, 6.5 x 7.75, December 3, 1752. Endorsement penned by the 19-year-old George Read on the docketing panel from a legal document concerning the case of Melchior Schultze and Adam Wink, in full: “Please to Issue the above & You’ll Oblige, your very Humble Serv’t, George Read, Clk to Mr. Molland.” In very good to fine condition, with scattered light foxing and staining, and old repairs to back of the folds. Starting Bid $200

266. Caesar Rodney Autograph Document Signed. Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Delaware (1728-

1784) who famously rode his horse 80 miles non-stop to break the deadlock within the Delaware delegation to vote in favor of independence on July 2, 1776. ADS, signed “Caesar Rodney, Surv:g Trustee,” one page, 10 x 1.5, May 11, 1771. Handwritten receipt for a mortgage payment, in part: “Recd of John Hardin the Sum of Thirteen pounds, Eleven shillings, and four pence.” Professionally inlaid into a slightly larger sheet. In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

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Signed three weeks before the Battles of Lexington and Concord 267. Caesar Rodney Document Signed.

Manuscript DS, signed “Caesar Rodney, Speaker,” one page, 7.5 x 4, March 29, 1775. Pay order, in full: “Please to pay the Honorable John Penn Esqr. or Order the Sum of Ninety Pounds—out of the Interest arising from the public money in your hands & the same shall be allowed you at settlement with the Committee of Assembly.” Signed at the conclusion by Rodney as Speaker of the Delaware General Assembly; also endorsed on the reverse by John Penn, then serving as the last governor of colonial Pennsylvania. In very good condition, with light soiling and foxing, and tears along the perimeter of a circular stain. Starting Bid $200

New Jersey land deed signed by Rush and Stockton during the Revolution

269. Benjamin Rush and Richard Stockton Document Signed. Revolutionary War–dated manuscript DS, signed

“Benj’n Rush” and “Rich’d Stockton,” one page both sides, 7.75 x 12.25, September 22, 1779. A land deed in New Market, New Jersey, in part: “Memorandum of agreement…between doctor Benjamin Rush...of Philadelphia...and Ezekiel Forman of... Maryland…The af’d Benjamin purchases...a certain parcel of Land...laying near Princeton...known there by the name of New Market...containing about Fifty Acres of Land.” Signed at the conclusion by Rush and Forman, and endorsed on the reverse by Richard Stockton as witness. In very good to fine condition, with two stains, and a split to the end of the central horizontal fold. Starting Bid $300

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South Carolina’s governor submits to the state legislature 270. Edward Rutledge Autograph Letter Signed. American politician from South Carolina who was the youngest signer of the Declaration of Independence (1749–1800). ALS, one page, 7 x 4.5, December 7, 1799. As governor of South Carolina, Rutledge informs the legislature of the resignation of the state’s engineer. In full: “Mr. President & Gentlemen of the Senate: Honorable Gentlemen, I herewith transmit to you a copy of a letter, which I received from Colonel Serf, containing his resignation, as Engineer of this State.” Double-matted and framed with an engraved portrait and plaque to an overall size of 13 x 20; the frame’s backing has a window for viewing the docketing on the reverse. In fine, clean condition. Starting Bid $200

271. Edward Rutledge Partial Autograph Letter Signed.

American politician from South Carolina who was the youngest signer of the Declaration of Independence (1749–1800). Partial ALS signed “Ed: Rutledge,” one page, 8 x 8.5, November 23, 1798. Partial handwritten letter to Phineas Miller, in part: “I have been very ill since the departure of one young friend—I am now better, tho’ weak, very weak. I sent you by Mr. Goodrich, a particular statement of the debt to the Estate…He put it into his pocket book, where I suppose, it has slept in peace, ever since. Pray make my best respects to him, & request him to dive into Pocket Book for the statement.” Addressed on the integral leaf in Rutledge’s hand. In very good condition, with old repairs to areas of paper loss (affecting some words in the text) and professionally silked on the reverse. Starting Bid $200

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272. Edward Rutledge Document Signed. American politician from South Carolina who was the youngest signer of the Declaration of Independence (1749-1800). Partly-printed DS signed twice as “E. Rutledge, Def’t Atty,” and “Edward Rutledge,” one page, 12 x 7.25, September 21, 1773. A directive for the sheriffs of South Carolina to arrest “Sarah Naley” by order of King George III for trespassing. Signed at the conclusion by Rutledge, who also signs on the reverse. Professionally inlaid into a slightly larger sheet. In very good to fine condition, with scattered light staining and foxing. Like his eldest brother John Rutledge (1739-1800), Edward studied law in London and returned to Charleston, where he was admitted to the bar in January of 1773—a decidedly early signed document from the future South Carolina signer. Starting Bid $200

Rutledge recognizes Laurens in an important handwritten letter from 1777: “Give me Leave to congratulate you, on being elected President of Congress”

273. John Rutledge Autograph Letter Signed. Statesman (1739–1800) who was a signatory to the Declaration of

Independence, governor of South Carolina, and the second chief justice of the Supreme Court. Significant Revolutionary War–dated ALS signed “J. Rutledge,” four pages on two adjoining sheets, 7.5 x 9, November 29, 1777. Letter to newly elected president of the Continental Congress, Henry Laurens, providing details of a legal matter, news of the Revolution, dealings with Native American Indians, and congratulating him on his new position. In part: “I thank you for the copy of Mr. Dudlie’s letter & really know not which to be most amazed at, his Villainy, or his Independence.—I think however, it was a pitiful shift of General Howe’s—How little does he yet know of America!...Indian Affairs both as to Creeks & Cherokees, wear a favorable Aspect, & if we can keep ‘em supplied with Goods, I think they will continue peaceable...Give me Leave to congratulate you, on being elected President of Congress—I know the Office will involve you in a Multiplicity of Business & great Fatigue, but, you are a Man of Business, & will disregard Fatigue, when the Enduring it assists our Cause.” In very good to fine condition, with some scattered light staining. Accompanied by a custom-made quarter-leather folder. Starting Bid $500

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274. Roger Sherman Document Signed. Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Connecticut (1721–1793) who was the only man to also sign the Articles of Association, the Articles of Confederation, and the US Constitution. Manuscript DS, signed twice, “Roger Sherman,” one page, 7.75 x 11.5, May 14, 1757. Land indenture signed by Sherman as a witness and further endorsed by him as justice of the peace. Agreement for the sale of a “Parcel of Land Situate in New Milford...lying South of the north School House at the north end of Plank Swamp (so called) containing five acres.” Sherman signs in the lower left as a witness, and pens an endorsement at the bottom as justice of the peace: “Personally appeared the above named Jonah Todd and acknowl’ed the above written instrument to be his free act and deed.” Backed by a same-size sheet and in very good to fine condition. Starting Bid $200

275. Roger Sherman Autograph Letter Signed. ALS, one

page, 8 x 10, November 16, 1781. Handwritten letter concerning legal fees, in part: “Immediately after the adjournment of the last Supreme Court of Errors, I wrote to Mr. Huntington, advising him of the unfortunate result of his case...My fees amount to…$227.83 in the whole…The Bill of Asa Chapman Esq’r whom I engaged in the Superior Court as assistant Counsel is 87 Dollars.” Mounted, matted, and framed to an overall size of 14.75 x 16.75. In very good to fine condition, with an abrasion to the top center, and a small hole to the bottom. Starting Bid $200

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Seeking compensation for the theft of “one Mullato Boy-Slave” and “one Negro girl slave”—a handwritten legal document penned by the rare Maryland signer 276. Thomas Stone Autograph Document Signed. Signer of the Declaration of Independence from

Maryland (1743–1787). Rare ADS signed “T: Stone,” one page, 9.5 x 10.25, no date but circa February 14, 1771. Legal document boldly penned as attorney for the plaintiffs in a case of trespass against “Martha Porteus, Spinster,” concerning the theft of “one Mullato Boy-Slave called John” and “one Negro girl slave called Luce.” The spinster, “intending craftily and subtlety to deceive” the complaining couple, refused to deliver the slaves and converted him to her own use. The plaintiffs therefore bring suit for damages in the amount of 70 pounds sterling. Matted and framed with a portrait and Maryland flag to an overall size of 21.5 x 19.5. In very good to fine condition, with small areas of paper loss affecting some text along the left edge, reinforced by silking on the reverse. Stone—a slave owner himself—is one of the rarer Declaration signers, and this handwritten document boasts significant content related to a tragic era of American history. Starting Bid $500

Rare triple-signed legal document in the case of stolen oak trees 277. Thomas Stone Autograph Document Signed. Signer of the Declaration of

Independence from Maryland (1743-1787). Rare third-person triple-signed partial ADS, signed once, “Thomas Stone,” and twice, “T. Stone,” one page both sides, 6 x 7.25, 1783. Stone pens a legal document regarding oak trees in Charles County, in part: “And whereupon the said Basil by Thomas Stone his attorney saith that…growing to wit five hundred oak trees of the value of fifty pounds current money…the said Peter then and there to wit…cut down took and carried away and other harms to him…T. Stone for plf pledges…Basil Spalding agst Peter Green…T. Stone.” In very good to fine condition, with trimmed edges and light staining. Starting Bid $300

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Extremely rare 1774 autograph by Pennsylvania signer George Taylor

278. George Taylor Autograph Document Signed. Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Pennsylvania (1716–1781). Partial ADS, signed “Geo. Taylor,” one page, 4.5 x 2.75, December 6, 1774. Taylor pens a receipt, in full: “Receiv’d 6th December 1774 from Thomas Adamson One Hundred Pounds being the first payment for the Land sold him as of the above agreement.” A fragment of what appears to be the aforementioned ‘above agreement’ of the land deal appears on the reverse, signed by William Armstrong and Charles Craig, reading, “And Signed Sealed and Delivered by the said Lewis Gordon the fifteenth day of October Anno 1774 in the presences of Sam’l Foulke, John Shotesbury.” Mounted and matted to an overall size of 10.75 x 8. In very good condition, with soling, light toning, and three vertical folds. Taylor ranks among the rarest Declaration signers, due in part to his limited role in public life, and his death prior to American victory in the Revolutionary War. Starting Bid $2500

The rare New Hampshire signer orders an arrest: “Bring him to me...to be Dealt with as the Law Directs” 279. Matthew Thornton Autograph Document Signed. Signer of the Declaration of In-

dependence from New Hampshire (1714–1803). Rare partial ADS, signed “Matthew Thornton, Just. of Peace,” one page trimmed to 7.5 x 5.75, September 6, 1765. A warrant wherein Thornton orders the apprehension of Arthur Archibald “(if he may be found in your precinct) & bring him to me, to be Examined Touching the Premises, & to be Dealt with as the Law Directs.” A remnant of the wax seal remains at upper left. Matted and framed with a portrait and engraved plaque to an overall size of 18 x 12.5. In very good condition, with scattered soiling and wrinkling, and a small hole touching the paraph. Starting Bid $200

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Very rare 1773 sight draft signed by John Witherspoon 280. John Witherspoon Document Signed. Rare manuscript DS, signed “Jno.

Witherspoon,” one page, 5.5 x 4, December 10, 1773. John Witherspoon, who served as president of the College of New Jersey between 1768-1794, requests that university treasurer Jonathan Sergeant pay £32:8:8.5 to a recipient named Robert Stockton. In full: “At ten Days Sight please to pay to the order of Robert Stockton thirty two pounds Six Shillings and eight pence half penny + place the Same to my Acct.” Signed at the conclusion by Witherspoon, and countersigned by Robert Stockton (1730-1805), who was almost certainly the first cousin of Witherspoon’s fellow Declaration signer, Richard Stockton. The document is professionally inlaid into an off-white 8 x 10.5 sheet. In very good to fine condition, with splitting to the horizontal fold, and the vertical fold repaired on the reverse. Starting Bid $500

Rare handwritten document from the influential Virginia signer 281. George Wythe Autograph Document Signed. Scholar, jurist, op-

ponent of slavery (1726-1806) who was the first of the seven Virginia signatories of the Declaration of Independence. Wythe was the first law professor in the United States and was a mentor to Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, John Marshall, and other Virginia leaders. ADS, signed “G. Wythe,” one page, 7 x 3, March 6, 1798. In full: “The injunction is awarded, on a release of errors, and security given in the penalty of seventy dollars.” Impressively double-matted and framed with two plaques, an engraving, and an image of the George Wythe House in Williamsburg, Virginia, to an overall size of 19.25 x 15. In fine condition. Starting Bid $300

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American Politicians and Leaders After the 1848 presidential election of Zachary Taylor—“I could have been elected with ease” 282. Henry Clay Autograph Letter Signed. ALS signed “H. Clay,” one page

both sides, 9 x 10.5, December 10, 1848. Letter to John D. Hayes, in part: “The Presidential election having terminated in the election of Genl. Taylor, we must all feel rejoiced in the overthrow of the Party which has so long afflicted our country...it must be a matter of satisfaction to yourself and other friends who urged my nomination at Philadelphia, to now be perfectly convinced, that I could have been elected with ease.” An ink stamp to the blank integral leaf identifies the piece as from the autograph collection of renowned surgeon and collector Dr. Max Thorek, Chicago. In fine condition, with repairs to hinge and central horizontal fold. Starting Bid $300

283. Sanford B. Dole Document Signed. First president of the Republic of Hawaii and founder of the Hawaiian Pineapple

Company (1844–1926). Manuscript DS, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 8 x 12.5, April 12, 1880. In part: “Know all men that I Sanford B. Dole of Honolulu, Island of Oahu...appoint John Hatch of Portsmouth, of the State of New Hampshire…my true and lawful attorney.” Signed at the conclusion by Dole, and countersigned by diplomat Frank P. Hastings, “F. P. Hastings.” An official certificate from the US Consulate at Honolulu, also signed by Hastings, is tied between the pages with a green ribbon. In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

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Letter signed by Alexander Hamilton as Inspector General of the Army

284. Alexander Hamilton Letter Signed. LS signed “A. Hamilton,” one page,

7.25 x 9, August 26, 1799. Letter to a major, in part: “You will be pleased, upon the receipt of this, to send William Millard, Sergeant Lang, Francis Peters, Cullen, Hlyland, Fleward… of the company of Captain Elliot to that office at Philadelphia.” Mounted, matted, and framed to an overall size of 12.75 x 14.75. In very good to fine condition, with paper loss to the left edge, and multiple intersecting folds. Hamilton served as Inspector General of the Army with rank of major general from July 19, 1798 to December 14, 1799, when he became senior officer in the Army after the death of Washington. A desirable, neatly signed letter by Hamilton as he organizes his troops. Starting Bid $500

285. Alexander Hamilton Hand-Addressed Envelope. Mailing envelope addressed in the hand of Alexander Hamilton, 6.5 x 3, addressed to “Aaron Ogden, Lt. Col. Command’r, Elizabethtown, N. Jersey,” with Hamilton adding his franking signature to the upper right, “On public service, A. Hamilton.” Stamp-dated at New York in September (no year). Archivally double-matted and framed with a portrait to an overall size of 18 x 12.25. In very good to fine condition, with light staining to the right edge, and along the (possibly separated) central vertical fold. Starting Bid $200

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As Congress President, Laurens transmits “two Acts of Congress” to a Delaware signer in 1778 287. Henry Laurens Letter Signed. Notable LS signed “I have the honor to be, With great Respect, Sir Your Excellency’s Most obedient Servant, Henry Laurens, President of Congress,” one page, 8 x 13, October 7, 1778. Written from Philadelphia, an official letter to Cesar Rodney, the “President of the State of Delaware,” in full: “I had the honor of addressing your excellency on the 5th Ult’o since which have not received any of your favors the present serves to transmit two Acts of Congress viz. / 1…of the 2nd Instant for continuing the present Embargo on Provision until the last day of January 1779, and for divers other purposes therein mentioned. / 2…An Act of the 5th Inst. for exchanging with Continental Currency such local Bills of Credit as have been received in the Loan Office of each State respectively.” A secretarial hand has added in the lower right: “W. B. The above resolutions were said before the Assembly at their Sessions in Octo’r 1778—by the President.” In fine condition, with light toning along the edges and folds. Starting Bid $300

Ultra-rare 1640 document signed by early Dutch settlers of New Amsterdam 288. New York: Fort Amsterdam 1640 Document. Two separate and unique

manuscript documents signed by four of the first Dutch settlers of New Netherlands, on opposite sides of a single 9.5 x 8.25 leaf, Fort Amsterdam, March 22, 1640. The documents are signed by “Hamanus A. Booghardii,” “Wybrant Pietersen,” “Ulrich Lupoltt” (two times), and “Cornelis van Tienhoven” (two times). The first document is a Power of Attorney, issued in the court of Cornelius van Tienhoven. It acknowledges that Harman Mijndertsz van Bogaert (aka Herman van Bogart) appointed Carel Looten to travel to Amsterdam to collect money owed to Bogaert from the West India Company. Looten could withhold his expenses. The other side is a certification of correctness and authority granted on behalf of Governor Dr. Willem Kieft, and is signed by Lupoltt and Tienhoven Pre-1670 American letters are exceptionally rare. Signed documents, from the future American colonies (such as New Netherlands and New Sweden), of such an early date are virtually unknown. The American Book Prices Current shows one entry for “Fort Amsterdam,” and it was sold at Sotheby’s in 1977. Likewise, ABPC shows a few entries for “New Amsterdam,” and the earliest of those documents was 1654. These documents were signed just fifteen years after New Amsterdam was established. A true American rarity. In fine condition. Starting Bid $300

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Early Boston real estate deed for land in “Cornhill near the market,” signed by Paul Revere as witness

289. Paul Revere Document Signed. Manuscript DS, one page both

sides, 7.75 x 12.75, June 17, 1799. A petition of Jonas Clarke Minot, the guardian of “Sarah Drowne of said Boston a Minor,” who is selling real estate inherited from her grandfather. The document, in part: “Jonas Clarke Minot of Boston in the County of Suffolk and State of Massachusetts Gentleman, as he is Guardian of Sarah Drowne of said Boston a Minor...obtained authority...to sell the real estate of the said Sarah Drowne consisting of one undivided fifth part of a certain Dwelling House and Land situated in Cornhill near the Market in said Boston...Whereas the said Minot...did...set up for sale by public auction to the highest bidder, the said undivided fifth part of the Dwelling House and Land...and Whereas Samuel Goff of said Boston Shopkeeper did...bid the sum of one thousand three hundred and fifty Dollars...which was the highest sum that could be obtained...I the said Jonas Clarke Minot for and in consideration of the said sum...do give, grant, bargain, sell, convey and confirm unto him the said Samuel Goff...one undivided fifth part of the Dwelling House and Land...and all the right, title and interest of the said Sarah Drowne in & unto the same.” Signed at the conclusion by Jonah Clarke Minot, and countersigned by George R. Minot and Paul Revere as witnesses. The adjacent blank leaf bears an affixed ownership label belonging to the collection of Roy G. Fitzgerald. In very good to fine condition, with scattered stains, and professional silking to the signed side of the document. Provenance: John Heise Autographs; Roy G. Fitzgerald, 1935; Profiles in History; Roger D. Judd, 1992; Christie’s, 2019. Starting Bid $2500 72 |

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Colonial Newspapers First issue of an important colonial newspaper, with John Dickinson’s important dissertation against the Stamp Act and reports on the slave trade in Florida

Lieut. Gov. Colden on the death of Sir Henry Moore, the Townshend Acts, and regulation of “Trade with the Indian Nations”

522. The Boston Chronicle (December 21, 1767) Starting Bid $200

530. ‘The Speech of the Hon. Cadwallader Colden’ 1769 Broadside

Early news of protests against the Intolerable Acts

Possibly the best early, contemporary, authenticated account of Benedict Arnold’s treasonous plot

Starting Bid $200

523. The Boston Evening-Post (August 29, 1774) Starting Bid $200

532. The Connecticut Courant, and the Weekly Intelligencer (October 17, 1780) Starting Bid $500

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Important news of the Clinton-Arbuthnot Peace Declaration, prizes taken by Capt. John Paul Jones, and the Battle of Cowpens

533. The Connecticut Gazette; and the Universal Intelligencer (March 2, 1781) Starting Bid $500

539. The Edinburgh Advertiser (May 13-17, 1774) Starting Bid $200

King George III orders a prayer to be read in all churches: “Turn, O Lord, the hearts of his rebellious subjects in America”

Scottish coverage of the ‘Non-Importation Agreement’

538. The Edinburgh Advertiser (August 13-17, 1779)

540. The Edinburgh Advertiser (November 13-16, 1770)

Starting Bid $200

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British coverage of Bostonian matters— a sermon, a petition, and a response to the Intolerable Acts

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July 1776 issue with masthead engraved by Paul Revere, featuring a declaration by Gen. Washington directed at British soldiers unhappily forced to “enter into an odious war in support of tyranny”

The London Chronicle covers the rebellion in the colonies: “The churches here are full of American prisoners, who, I am informed, die so fast, that 15 or 20 of them are buried at a time”

547. The Essex Journal and New-Hampshire Packet (July 12, 1776)

562. The London Chronicle (March 13-15, 1777)

Starting Bid $300

Starting Bid $200

Featuring a full printing of the preliminary Treaty of Paris

The Massachusetts Spy with masthead engraved by Paul Revere, reporting on the Sons of Liberty and the one-year anniversary of the Boston Massacre

548. The Freeman’s Journal or North-American Intelligencer (March 19, 1783)

567. The Massachusetts Spy, A Weekly, Political, and Commercial Paper (April 4, 1771)

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $300

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As “Common Sense,” Thomas Paine writes in defense of American fisheries

575. The Pennsylvania Gazette (June 30, 1779)

The principles and articles adopted by Philadelphia’s Constitutional Society, chaired by famous artist Charles Wilson Peale

Starting Bid $200

577. The Pennsylvania Packet or the General Advertiser (April 1, 1779)

Report of Connecticut’s resolution to support Bostonians suffering “under the hand of oppression”

Gen. Washington’s proclamation pardoning deserters who, “having seen their error,” return to their corps immediately

576. The Pennsylvania Gazette (March 29, 1775)

578. The Pennsylvania Packet or the General Advertiser (April 10, 1779)

Starting Bid $200

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Thomas Paine—as “Common Sense”— weighs in on the Silas Deane Affair: “Honesty is the best policy”

Reprinting a letter to John Jay with evidence that “the British court endeavored to procure both our domestic slaves and the savages of the wilderness to destroy us”

579. The Pennsylvania Packet or the General Advertiser (April 13, 1779)

581. The Pennsylvania Packet or the General Advertiser (April 27, 1779)

Extensive reporting on diplomatic efforts of the merchants in Holland seeking justice for British seizures of their vessels

Extracts from letters by Declaration signer Carter Braxton, defending his support for American independence

580. The Pennsylvania Packet or the General Advertiser (April 24, 1779)

582. The Pennsylvania Packet or the General Advertiser (April 8, 1779)

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Highlighted by a list of ships lost by Britain, including the “Drake, taken by Capt. Jones in the Ranger”

Commentary on commissioners Arthur Lee, Benjamin Franklin, and Silas Deane, plus a letter by Thomas Paine addressing a libel

583. The Pennsylvania Packet or the General Advertiser (December 10, 1778)

585. The Pennsylvania Packet or the General Advertiser (December 29, 1778)

Discussions of Silas Dean’s activities in Europe, with commentary from “Common Sense”

Featuring William Henry Drayton’s letter to the King of Great Britain

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584. The Pennsylvania Packet or the General Advertiser (December 15, 1778) Starting Bid $200

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586. The Pennsylvania Packet or the General Advertiser (February 18 and 20, 1779) Starting Bid $200


Revolutionary reportage on taking possession of Verplanck’s Point and an extraordinary account of the Battle of Baton Rouge

Reports on British land forces and the King’s conversation with Lord Howe: “When the Tower of London is taken sword in hand, he would agree to the Independence of America”

587. The Pennsylvania Packet or the General Advertiser (February 22, 1780)

589. The Pennsylvania Packet or the General Advertiser (February 9, 1779)

Reporting on the censure of Brig. Gen. William Thompson and Washington’s departure from Philadelphia, where he sat for a portrait by Charles Wilson Peale

Notices on the apprehension of a robber-murderer, congressional resolutions, and lottery proceedings

588. The Pennsylvania Packet or the General Advertiser (February 4, 1779)

590. The Pennsylvania Packet or the General Advertiser (January 12, 1779)

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Honoring “the day which gave Freedom to the vast Republic of America” with the chant of Te Deum at Old St. Mary’s

Detailed account of Benedict Arnold’s march to Quebec, and a letter by Thomas Paine

591. The Pennsylvania Packet or the General Advertiser (July 10, 1779)

593. The Pennsylvania Packet or the General Advertiser (March 27, 1779)

Extract of a report from General Arthur St. Clair’s evacuation of Ticonderoga, and news of negotiations on a large loan from France

Brief report on a ceremony marking the ninth anniversary of “the bloody tragedy” of the Boston Massacre

592. The Pennsylvania Packet or the General Advertiser (March 25, 1779)

594. The Pennsylvania Packet or the General Advertiser (March 30, 1779)

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Important coverage of Pennsylvania’s “Act for the gradual abolition of Slavery” and an extract of a letter from General Washington

Reporting on Sir Guy Carleton’s evacuation of New York, with notes on treaty negotiations abroad

595. The Pennsylvania Packet or the General Advertiser (March 4, 1779)

599. The Providence Gazette and Country Journal (September 27, 1783)

News of troop movements in New York and New Jersey

“People in Virginia, Carolina, and the Jersies, had been disarmed by order of the Congress, having discovered very strong symptoms of inclining to a revolt”

596. The Pennsylvania Packet or the General Advertiser (May 20, 1779)

604. The Salisbury and Winchester Journal (January 25, 1779)

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The wounded Arnold lays siege to Quebec at the start of 1776

503. Benedict Arnold Autograph Document Signed. Major General in the Continental Army during the American Revolution who distinguished himself at Saratoga (1741-1801). One of Washington’s most skilled and able generals, he turned traitor in an infamous plot to turn over the fortress at West Point to the British. Exceedingly rare Revolutionary War-dated ADS, signed “B. Arnold Col.,” one page, 7.5 x 9.25, January 19, 1776. Document addressed “To Whom it may concern,” reads, in full: “The bearer Capt. Mott is Sent with the, Carioles to take Care of the Money, Baggage, &c, which he is Ordered to Deliver, some officer of the Garrison By Order of the General.” Reverse is docketed in an unknown hand, “Mr. Arnold Pass to Capt. Mott 19th Jan’y 1776.” In very good to fine condition, with scattered spots of light toning and staining, and the docketing notation on the reverse lightly showing through. After shattering his leg in the unsuccessful December 31st attack on Quebec City, Arnold refused to retreat, despite being outnumbered three to one and suffering from a smallpox outbreak, harsh winter conditions, and a mass departure of soldiers. The siege, during which he issued this pass, had little effect on the city, which had stockpiled enough supplies to last several months. Arnold finally departed in April of 1776, followed three months later by the remainder of the depleted forces there. Letters from Arnold during the invasion of Canada are highly sought after and exceedingly rare. Starting Bid $500

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Humiliated at Saratoga, the defeated British general heads home in 1778

504. John Burgoyne Letter Signed. British army officer, politician, and dramatist (1722–1792) best known for his role in the

American Revolution, where he surrendered his army of 5,000 men to American troops on October 17, 1777. Rare Revolutionary War–dated LS signed “J. Burgoyne Lt. Genl.,” 7.25 x 8.75, March 20, 1778. Letter to Captain Hew Dalrymple, commander of the frigate Juno. In part: “My Aid de Camp returned yesterday with the leave of Congress for my self and my family to return to England...The Congress having thought proper to adhere to the Resolve of the 8th of January respecting the suspension of the Convention, and consequently it must be some months before the matter can be decided. I think it would be greatly for the economy of Government to land all the provisions destined for the troops from on board the transports under your command...If you were induced to bring the Juno, higher up there will be no difficulty in procuring a parole for her protection, but if it is equal to you I have no manner of objection to going on board while you are in Cape Cod Harbour, and upon the whole rather prefer it as I think it may save time.” Professionally inlaid into slightly larger sheets. In fine condition, with toned mounting remnants to one edge of the first page. Burgoyne’s rare signature is very clear and bold. Starting Bid $1000

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Rare Revolution-dated document signed by the USS Constitution shipbuilder 505. George Claghorn Document Signed. American patriot and shipwright (1748–1824) who served as an officer in the American Revolutionary War and was wounded in the Battle of Bunker Hill. After the war, he was awarded the rank of colonel in the Massachusetts militia. Claghorn was the master shipbuilder of the USS Constitution (aka Old Ironsides), which he and Samuel Nicholson built for the early United States Navy during the years 1794–1797. Old Ironsides is the oldest naval vessel in the world that is still commissioned, afloat and seaworthy. Revolutionary War-dated manuscript DS, one page, 7.25 x 6, January 22, 1776. An official letter of recommendation from the “Selek men of Dartm’o,” issued to the “Honourable Court of Sessions,” in part: “…Should There Be Another Inn In Bedford Village In Dartmouth Agreeable to the Aboave therefore wee Recommend John Gerrish To be a Suitable Person for that Bissness.” Signed in the right margin by George Claghorn and 11 other selectmen. In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

Rare 1775 letter by America’s first chief engineer, directing the painting of artillery

506. Richard Gridley Autograph Letter Signed. Chief engineer (1710–1796) in the New England Provincial Army who laid out the defenses on Breed’s Hill, was wounded at the Battle of Bunker Hill, and directed the construction of the fortifications on Dorchester Heights. Exceedingly rare ALS signed “Rich’d Gridley,” one page, 6.25 x 2.75, July 3, 1775. Handwritten letter from Cambridge, Massachusetts, in full: “It is highly necessary that a painter be imployed to paint all the carriages for cannon & mortars, canvas for ammunition carts, bell tents, covering for ammunition boxes, &c &c.” In fine condition. On the same day, George Washington arrived in Cambridge to take command of the Continental Army. He would soon appoint Gridley, renowned as one of the most distinguished military characters of New England, as his chief engineer. Starting Bid $300

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Lafayette sends James Monroe an “expression of my old and everlasting friendship” amidst financial struggles in Paris

507. Marquis de Lafayette Autograph Letter Signed. ALS signed “Lafayette,” one page, 5.75 x 6, January 8, [no year].

Desirable handwritten letter to James Monroe, in part: “Promise me to inquire whether you have received a letter from me relative to the pecuniary business...you had kindly undertaken to manage, and whether any answer from you on that subject has ever been sent to me, General Armstrong, or Mr. Parker?...I have only to add my affectionate regards to Mr. and Mrs. Monroe and the expression of my old and everlasting friendship.” He adds a postscript: “We are writing for the Agricultural Book two Vol. you Have promised to send to our friend Parker.” In very good to fine condition, with trimmed edges, tack holes to the upper corners, and light show-through at the corners from old tape on the reverse. In the aftermath of the French Revolution and Reign of Terror, Lafayette was financially ruined. Seeking to aid a hero of the American Revolution who had received no compensation during the war, the United States government—and Lafayette’s own old friends—sought to support him, granting him both monetary funds and vast land grants in the newly purchased Louisiana Territory. He received a mortgage on some of these lands from Daniel Parker, and the property would eventually have to be sold to repay the debts. The matter was complicated by conflicting claims on some of the land, and dragged on for many years while Lafayette remained in France. He relied upon his influential American friends, Monroe included, to assist him in these matters. It was during Monroe’s presidency that Lafayette made his triumphant farewell tour of the United States in 1824-1825. Starting Bid $300

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Spectacular war-dated handwritten letter, preparing Continental batteries for an attack on the final British forces in Boston Harbor in June of 1776

508. Benjamin Lincoln Autograph Letter Signed. Major general in the Continental Army (1733–1810) during the Ameri-

can Revolutionary War, known as the officer who formally accepted the British surrender at Yorktown. Revolutionary War-dated ALS signed “Benj Lincoln,” one page, 7.25 x 4.75, Boston, June 12, 1776. Handwritten letter to Henry Jackson. In part: “You are desired by the committee for fortifying the harbour of Boston to take ye Over sight and instruction of all ye movements on ye Water this night in the harbor aforesaid you will endeavor to procure so many men as a guard on ye Several Wharves, & Shores as to prevent any Boat from leaving the town on any pretense whatever.” In very good to fine condition, with scattered light staining and soiling, and a thin mounting remnant to left edge. One day after the Committee of Five—Jefferson, Franklin, Adams, Sherman, and Livingston—were appointed by the Continental Congress to draft the Declaration of Independence, General Benjamin Lincoln penned this message to soon-to-be General Henry Jackson with instructions to secure Boston Harbor. Although the British had evacuated Boston in March of 1776 under pressure from George Washington’s forces, several of their ships remained in the outer harbor. The following morning, June 13th, Lincoln ordered Continental batteries to open fire on the remaining British fleet, driving them off once and for all. Starting Bid $300

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Richard Montgomery, a “Citizen reduced to the melancholy necessity of taking up arms for the publick safety,” assumes his place as the Continental Army’s second-ranking brigadier general in 1775

509. Richard Montgomery Autograph Letter Signed. Career soldier (1738–1775) who served as a general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, most famous for leading the unsuccessful 1775 invasion of Quebec, where he was killed in action. Extremely rare Revolutionary War-dated ALS signed “R. M.,” one page, 7.5 x 9.5, [docketed July 21, 1775 on the reverse]. Handwritten letter to Continental Congressman James Duane, in full: “I have been favoured with your letter of 21st inst. My acknowledgments are due for the attention shewn me by Congress. I submit with great chearfulness to any regulation they in their prudence shall judge expedient—laying aside the punctilio of the Soldier, I shall endeavour to discharge my duty to Society considering myself only as the Citizen reduced to the melancholy necessity of taking up arms for the publick safety.” In very good to fine condition, with a chip to the bottom edge, some scattered staining, and professional restoration to areas of paper loss. Ex. The James S. Copley Library, Sotheby’s, April 2010. The New York Provincial Congress commissioned Montgomery as a brigadier general on June 7, 1775, and the Continental Congress approved the nomination on June 22nd. Duane had written to Montgomery to explain why, despite being the most qualified of all candidates, he was given the second-ranking brigadier general’s position rather than the first—assuring him that it was chiefly a political matter, not a personal rebuff. Called to serve the patriot cause, Montgomery modestly obliged. Starting Bid $1000

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510. Revolutionary War: Maryland Navy Accounting Document. Revolutionary War–dated manuscript document,

one page, 7.75 x 12.5, circa November 1776. Document with Maryland Navy outfitting account for the accounts of the Schooner Resolution and the Tender Amelia, likely the accounts made by Jesse Hollingsworth of the Maryland Council of Safety. The accounting is interesting, with entries for “Beer,” “189 LBs of Beef,” “Drum fish,” and other provisions, as well as pay for individuals including James Nicholson, Esq., Captain of the Defence. In very good condition, with scattered light staining, and complete separation along its three horizontal folds, repaired on the reverse with archival tape. Starting Bid $200

511. USS Constitution: 1927 Restoration Hull Wood Display Box. Very attractive display box constructed of wood removed from the hull of the USS Constitution during the frigate’s historic 1927 restoration, measuring 7.25 x 4.25 x 2.5, with the box front bearing the original bronze plate, which reads: “This material was taken from the original hull of the U.S. Frigate Constitution, Keel laid 1794, Rebuilding 1927.” The handsome box lid features a 2.5? diameter bronze emblem with embossed image of “Old Ironsides” with its sails up, with raised text below: “Launched 1797, 1804 Tripoli, 1812 Guerriere, Java, 1813 Cyane, Levant, U.S. Frigate Constitution.” In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

512. George Washington: September 5-12 Return from Camp White Plains. Revolutionary War–dated manuscript document, one page both sides, being a return from Camp White Plains, September 5-12, 1778, at which time General Washington was headquartered and residing at White Plains, New York. Superb document with extraordinary details concerning Washington’s army at White Plains. In good to very good condition, with stains, repairs to folds, and minor loss of text on one margin. Starting Bid $200

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Supreme Court

John Jay writes home from London after concluding negotiations: “I have not had Time to sit for my Picture you request, but (the Treaty being finished) I hope soon to have Leisure for the purpose”

291. John Jay Autograph Letter Signed. ALS, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 7.25 x 8.5, December 5, 1794. Loving handwritten letter to his wife Sally, written while abroad in London after negotiating the Jay Treaty. In part: “I am glad you have at Length got a pair of Horses. You must have wanted them much. Let them be used daily, & moderately fed, or they will probably become vicious. Idleness is not better for young Horses, than for young men…as yet I have not had Time to sit for my Picture you request, but (the Treaty being finished) I hope soon to have Leisure for the purpose—it will I assure you give me more pleasure to present to you the original than the Picture. I hope next Spring to do both.” In fine condition. Provenance: The Everett Fisher Collection. With an urgent need for a peaceful and functional economic relationship with Britain, President Washington sent John Jay to London in the summer of 1794 in hopes of resolving several ongoing, post-Revolution military and commercial disputes. After drawn out negotiations, the two nations reached an agreement on November 19, defining terms that would expel royal troops from America’s western frontiers, send the issue of Britain’s debts to arbitration, and grant US ships access to trade routes in and around English ports. A beautifully penned letter mentioning his greatest accomplishment. Starting Bid $300

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Scientists and Inventors

Curie on a scientific experiment: “The gases we have extracted during the ebullition have been examined under radioactive point of view. They do not contain radium emanation”

296. Pierre Curie Autograph Letter Signed. French physicist (1859–1906) best known for his pioneering investigation

of radioactivity, who shared the 1903 Nobel Prize in Physics with his wife, Marie Curie. ALS in French, signed “P. Curie,” two pages, 5.25 x 8.25, Faculte des Sciences de Paris letterhead, April 1, 1906. Letter with important scientific content referring to radiation. In part (translated): “My collaborator Mr. Labarde boiled the water from the bottles you had the kindness to send us. The gases we have extracted during the ebullition have been examined under radioactive point of view. They do not contain radium emanation.” Curie further congratulates his correspondent for his clear-sightedness on a pathetic and revolting affair, before concluding, saying: “I am one of those who read the articles so clear and so precise.” In fine condition, with staining along the top edge. Pierre Curie’s letters are very rare, especially with such significant scientific content. Starting Bid $500

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“The Swede A. Nobel has given a colossal fortune to award prizes for scientific work” 295. Svante Arrhenius Autograph Letter Signed. Influential Swedish scientist (1859–1927)

who received the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1903 in recognition of his theory of electrolytic dissociation. Fabulous ALS in German, four pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.25 x 8.25, December 11, 1898. Handwritten letter to Argentinean chemist Pedro Narciso Arata, which bears a fascinating postscript penned vertically along the left edge by Arrhenius (translated): “As you perhaps know, the Swede A. Nobel has given a colossal fortune to award prizes for scientific work. If there are similar funds in South America, I would be very grateful to you for information about them and especially for the statutes of such foundations. S. A.” In very good to fine condition, with light toning and soiling, and two file holes to the left edge. Starting Bid $200

An “Ediphoned” letter to the widow of an “associate member of the Edison Pioneers” 297. Thomas Edison Typed Letter Signed. TLS signed “Thos. A.

Edison,” one page, 8.5 x 11, From the Laboratory of Thomas A. Edison letterhead, March 7, 1931. Letter to Mrs. Oren S. Hussey, in part: “I regret that I cannot definitely recollect your husband, but he was undoubtedly in the Laboratory in Orange, N.J., when I first moved to Orange. I find also that he was an associate member of the Edison Pioneers.” Marked “Ediphoned” in the lower left, indicating that the text was dictated by Edison prior to its being typed. In fine condition, with a light paperclip impression to the top edge. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Starting Bid $200

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“For everybody there is a limit where ability to learn comes to an end” 300. Albert Einstein Autograph Letter Signed. ALS in German, signed “Einstein,” one page both sides, 8.25 x 10.75,

September 19, 1932. Written from his summer house in Caputh, a letter to “De Haus,” in part (translated): “Ehrenfest makes me very sorry that he is so depressed through his feeling of insufficiency with regard to his post, which is objectively unjustified... Still, for everybody there is a limit where ability to learn comes to an end. I find that a special teaching post for atomic mechanics would be necessary in our universities; much more necessary than a teaching post for physical chemistry. Meanwhile, I also suppose that, for the present, the shortage of funds is making the creation of a new post, even for a limited duration, extraordinarily difficult...It is impossible for me personally to jump into this gap. First, being an old boy, I already have enough on my back, and secondly I am much too little receptively skilled to be able to be serviceable to others at this time by the transmission of bits of knowledge...In any case, I have made myself quite independent, so that I may face anything that may come here with all composure. I regret the things that have happened to me from general human standpoints; what will there be as results, if the military economy starts again here! We feel our helplessness more than ever. Still, there are still good friends and fine people, so that we can feel at home on this earth.” In fine condition. Starting Bid $1000

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Handwritten equations from Einstein’s 1945 study of spacetime curvature

301. Albert Einstein Handwritten Scientific Manuscript. Important scientific manuscript written in the hand of Albert Einstein in German, unsigned, one page, 8.5 x 11, no date circa 1945. A draft variant of a page of scientific equations from the manuscript for ‘Auf die Theorie metrischer komplexer Raume gegründete Feldtheorie’ (‘A Field Theory Based on the Theory of Complex Metric Spaces’), the initial version of the article ‘A Generalization of the Relativistic Theory of Gravitation,’ published in Annals of Mathematics, Vol. 46 (Oct. 1945), pp. 578-584. In fine condition. Starting Bid $1000

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“Natural selection is to a great extent prevented by the progress of medicine”

302. Albert Einstein Typed Letter Signed. TLS signed “A. Einstein,” one page, 8 x 10.25, blindstamped personal

Princeton letterhead, February 23, 1945. Letter to Dr. I. Franklin Miller at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Arts Building, in full: “I am glad to inform you that I received—through the kindness of Dr. Spayde—the interesting book by Dr. Price. I am convinced that there is considerable truth in the matter. I observed myself that the people in Czecho-Slovackia were much better developed than the people in Switzerland. And I was convinced that this was due to the more primitive living-conditions. I wonder whether the relevant factors are already recognized. I believe that a good deal of our deterioration may be due to the fact that natural selection is to a great extent prevented by the progress of medicine.” In very good to fine condition, with light creasing and toning, and a paperclip impression to the top edge. A unique letter connecting Einstein and Darwin, with the great physicist weighing in on Darwin’s evolutionary theory—positing that natural selection has been slowed down by the advent of modern medicine. Starting Bid $1000

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In 1945, Einstein responds to real-time World War II fiction: “The book is probably well suited to give innocent American spirits a faint notion of the doings whose cost falls on their proud democratic shoulders”

303. Albert Einstein Typed Letter Signed. TLS in German, signed “A. Einstein,” one page, 8.5 x 11, blindstamped personal Princeton letterhead, April 3, 1945. Letter to Dr. Isidor W. Held, in full (translated): “What a doctor, who gives gifts to his patients! Sincere thanks for the book by my friend Upton Sinclair, from which I see how the gears of world politics are mirrored in his brain. The book is probably well suited to give innocent American spirits a faint notion of the doings whose cost falls on their proud democratic shoulders. I am happy about the Germans’ progress and await the next chapter with trembling.” In very good to fine condition, with light creasing in the blanks areas, a couple of small stains, and several staple holes along the top edge. Einstein likely received one of the novels from Upton Sinclair’s popular Lanny Budd series, which place a fictional American art dealer amidst real-world events: the 1944 installment, Presidential Agent, follows his contact with the Nazi government as an undercover agent; Dragon Harvest, published in 1945, builds upon this theme, with Budd serving as President Franklin Roosevelt’s eyes and ears in Germany as the Nazi war machine rolls relentlessly toward Paris. Einstein, a voracious reader, was clearly entertained by these plots. Interestingly, Einstein himself appears in these novels as a friend of the socialite Budd— together, they play Mozart sonatas for piano and violin! Starting Bid $1000

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Invoking the writings of Gandhi, Albert Einstein comments on his “contempt for marching and the military attitude” while advocating for education towards peace

304. Albert Einstein Typed Letter Signed. TLS signed “A. Einstein,” one page, 8.5 x 11, blindstamped personal Princeton letterhead, December 15, 1950. Insightful letter to Pvt. Jerry Gold, commenting on the military and society. In part: “My remarks about my contempt for marching and the military attitude in general refers, of course, to those who take this attitude spontaneously. It is clear from your letter that you do not belong to that category. The second question is: what can be done against the military evil in general. The isolated individual is so hopelessly dependent from state and society that individual rebellion is in most cases ineffective and suicidal. But there is enough occasion to fight the evil by the use of the customary political means and by educating others to reasonable thought by not hiding your conviction and by employing reasonable discussion to convince. This can easily be done in such a way that one avoids conflict with the law. To educate people to the right mentality the writings of Gandhi and about Gandhi are very effective. If there is enough education about the subject the evil will be eliminated.” In very good to fine condition, with intersecting folds, light creasing, and portions of the text underlined in an unknown hand. Renowned as a pacifist and humanitarian, Einstein nevertheless advocated for the development of the atomic bomb when world peace was threatened by Hitler. With the advent of nuclear proliferation, he regretted taking this stance and famously became an outspoken opponent of nuclear weapons. Here, in the aftermath of World War II, he further explains his belief that education can lead to peace and mentions Gandhi’s non-violent writings as a cornerstone for this philosophy. Starting Bid $1000

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“All this is the result of the Hitler-insanity, which has completely ruined the lives of all those around me”

305. Albert Einstein Autograph Letter Signed. ALS in German, signed “A.,” one page, 8.5 x 9.5, April 17, 1934. Handwritten letter to his first wife, Mileva, written from Princeton prior to World War II, commenting on the effects of “Hitlerinsanity” and providing for the care of their son, Eduard ‘Tetel’ Einstein. In full (translated): “Your letter, which raises such a lovely feeling of hope, made me immensely happy. I read the articles closely, and it does not seem completely impossible that a successful result might be obtained through a chemical intervention such as this. It would simply constitute a strong stimulus to the secretory system created by a deficiency of sugar within the blood. However, we should not rush into this thing, we must wait until more experience has been gained. I am enclosing a check for you to make it easier to pay the bank debts that have become due. I will also reimburse my sister for the expenses that accrue to her from Tetel’s and the caregiver’s visit. For now, I will not yet send periodical payments for the caregiver. I am strained so severely by the various acts of assistance that I have to restrict myself all around in the most extreme way. All this is the result of the Hitler-insanity, which has completely ruined the lives of all those around me.” In very good to fine condition, with stain98 |

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ing along the intersecting folds, and archival tape on the back of the bottom horizontal separation (where it appears that a portion of the letter’s closing has been excised). Einstein had emigrated to the United States in 1933, taking a professorship at Princeton and leaving behind the heightening tension in Europe. His troubled son, Eduard ‘Tetel’ Einstein, remained in Zurich with his mother, Einstein’s ex-wife, Mileva Maric; although Einstein would never see him again, they corresponded somewhat often. Eduard was an admirer of Freud and had once hoped to enter the fledgling field of psychiatry, but was diagnosed with schizophrenia in 1930 at age twenty, rendering him a patient rather than a practitioner. Here, Einstein hopes that his son might find a chemical cure for what ails him, and explains the strain on his finances brought about by Hitler’s rise. After fleeing Germany himself, Einstein became a tremendous advocate for Jews seeking to escape Hitler’s reach and find asylum elsewhere. Joking that he ran an ‘immigration office,’ he would make visa applications for other German Jews, personally vouch for refugees fleeing Nazi rule, and solicit philanthropic support from other celebrities. A superb handwritten letter by Einstein on both family and world affairs. Starting Bid $1000


Important early powered flight manuscript: “If we are ever able to navigate the air, it must be on the aeroplane system” 307. Hiram Maxim Autograph Manuscript Signed.

Inventor best known for the Maxim Gun, the first portable, fully automatic machine gun (1840–1916); he also made contributions to hair-curling irons, the mousetrap, and powered flight. Autograph manuscript signed by Hiram Maxim, 37 pages, 8 x 10, no date but circa 1891. A draft of Maxim’s early aviation article entitled “Aerial Navigation: The Power Required,” first published in The Century Magazine in October 1891. Maxim discusses the possibility of heavier-than-air flight, noting in the margin of the first page: “Perhaps ‘Navigation’ is not the correct term to use in connection with a machine for traveling in the air. The French I believe have agreed on the term ‘Aviation’ in case they ever succeed in flying.” Following observations of birds and insects, Maxim determines the forces required for flight and propulsion. He observes: “I think all scientists are agreed that if we are ever able to navigate the air, it must be on the aeroplane system.” In overall fine condition. A fascinating, early aviation manuscript that correctly anticipates the design of modern aircraft. Starting Bid $200

“I do not believe in God” 308. Linus Pauling Signed Permission Slip. Permission slip signed “Linus Pauling,” one page, 8.5 x 14, December 9, 1983, reproducing his letter of October 22, 1980 to Paul Rifkin. The original letter read, in full: “In answer to your letter, I must tell you that I do not believe in God,” and reproduces his signature. Below, the authentically signed permission slip reads: “I herewith give Paul Rifkin permission to include this response in his forthcoming book.” In fine condition. A remarkable piece in which Pauling—the only person to have been awarded two unshared Nobel Prizes—confirms his disbelief in a higher being. Starting Bid $200

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Desirable handwritten letter from Pavlov, penned just days after becoming the first Russian to receive a Nobel Prize

309. Ivan Pavlov Autograph Letter Signed. Russian physiologist (1849–1936) best known for his investigation of conditioned reflex through the use of experiments involving salivating dogs. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1904. ALS in German, signed “I. Pawlow,” one page both sides, 4.5 x 7, December 21, 1904. Handwritten letter to a colleague, written from St. Petersburg just days after receiving the Nobel Prize in Stockholm. Having just returned home to Russia, Pavlov thanks his correspondent for a telegram of congratulations. He always remembers the addressee’s visit to St. Petersburg and he fervently wishes that he will get the independent position he has been aiming for a long time now. In very good to fine condition, with overall creasing. Pavlov received the 1904 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine ‘in recognition of his work on the physiology of digestion, through which knowledge on vital aspects of the subject has been transformed and enlarged.’ He traveled to Stockholm and personally received the gold Nobel medal from King Oscar II on December 10, and then addressed the Swedish Academy of Science on December 12. He devoted two-thirds of his address to a review of the digestive system, followed by an intense account of his laboratory’s research on psychic secretion, which he famously termed a ‘conditioned reflex.’ Starting Bid $500

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Intellectuals “I have taken Jewish mysticism very much into consideration”—Jung on the Kabbalah

310. Carl Jung Typed Letter Signed. TLS signed “C. G. Jung,”

one page, 8 x 11.25, personal letterhead, November 17, 1952. Letter to Dr. Camille R. Honig, a rabbi in Santa Monica. In part: “As you obviously do not know my more recent publications, you are unaware of the fact that I have taken Jewish mysticism very much into consideration. One could not possibly deal with alchemistic symbolism without coming across the Cabbalistic influence. It is true that I have not written an original disquisition about the Cabbala, for the simple reason that most of its tests are in Hebrew and I do not understand that language...There is no point in my giving you any explanations or assurances concerning my alleged antisemitism, you had better ask one of my many Jewish pupils who have known me for many years, they can tell you a more plausible story. I prefer to keep all my views and ideas about any aspect of Jewish psychology to myself.” In fine condition, with paper loss to the upper right corner. Starting Bid $300

312. Vilfredo Pareto Autograph Letter Signed. Economist, sociologist, and

philosopher (1848–1923) known for his studies of income distribution and the analysis of individuals’ choices; the Pareto principle was named after him, based on his observations that 80% of the wealth in Italy belonged to about 20% of the population. ALS in French and English, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.5 x 8.75, February 14, 1903. Handwritten letter with commentary on politics, mostly in French with a couple sentences in English. In part: “If there were a general election tomorrow the Conservatives would lose their seats on the Venezuelan muddle and Licensing Act alone. The Education Bill is forgotten.” In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

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Rare 1776 London edition of Thomas Paine’s Common Sense

311. Thomas Paine: 1776 London Edition of Common Sense. Rare printed pamphlet entitled Common

Sense; Addressed to the Inhabitants of America by Thomas Paine. London: reprinted for J. Almon, 1776. Rebound as a hardcover in full morocco with gilt-stamped spine, 5.25 x 8.5, 54 pages. The pamphlet bears both an introduction and an appendix, with the title page reading, in part: “A New Edition, with several Additions in the Body of the Work. To which is added an Appendix; together with an Address to the People called Quakers. N. B. The New Addition here given increases the Work upwards of One-Third. / Man knows no Master save creating Heaven, Or those whom Choice and common Good Ordain. Thomson.” This early edition agrees with Richard Gimbel’s points of issue for the fourth English edition (issued the same year as the first) and, like most English editions, has hiatuses deleting material critical of the English crown and government to avoid prosecution—these passages have been restored in a contemporary hand. The 1776 American editions of Common Sense ignited the drive for independence and led directly to the ratification

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of the Declaration of Independence; printed within months of their American counterparts, the British editions greatly affected public opinion in England, drawing many to support the American cause. There were four London editions of Common Sense printed by John Almon in 1776, issued in two forms: with and without James Chalmers’ Plain Truth, both with and without a half title. This copy of Common Sense is in the format without Plain Truth and without the half title. The hiatuses in lines 15 and 17 of the Introduction, “combination” and “usurpation,” are printed; it has the correct pagination of page 23; and the “e” in “fire” in the final line of the introduction has been dropped to line of the catchword. This represents a remarkable early 1776 London edition of Paine’s Common Sense—all 1776 editions of Common Sense are rare, desirable, and increasingly difficult to obtain. In very good condition, with minor scuffs to boards, mottled toning and some minor staining to textblock, and paper restorations to the top and side of the title page.Starting Bid $1000


World Leaders

Important letter on struggles with France amidst the Haitian Revolution: “The Blacks received their former masters with open arms...They will always be good, humane and friends of the law”

315. Toussaint Louverture Letter Signed. Military and political leader of the Haitian Revolution, born a slave, who delivered both emancipation and independence to his people (1743–1803). LS in French, five pages on three sheets, 7.25 x 11.5, printed Toussaint Louverture letterhead, September 18, 1798. Letter to Haiti’s French director of fortifications, wrangling with last vestiges of shared control of the nation. He complains of the French-appointed governor Gabriel, comte d’Hédouville, accusing him of fomenting dissent (translated): “The most perfect harmony reigned on his arrival and already the seeds of divisions are showing. He carries a suspicious spirit against the men who have best served the republic. He only dreams of plots, gatherings, and uprising.” He notes that the colony is vulnerable to the ignorance and prejudice of new administrators, and compares Hedouville unfavorably to his predecessors. Louverture takes full credit for having relieved the island of its enemies and re-established order and progress: “I found the colony dismembered, delivered to all the horrors of civil war—ruined, burned down, sacked. I return it to France purged of external enemies, peaceful and its culture having made great progress.” In closing, he denies accusations of barbarous conduct by former slaves, and assures his correspondent that the nation’s newly freed population has embraced the rule of law: “The Blacks received their former masters with open arms…They will always be good, humane and friends of the law.” In fine condition. Starting Bid $500

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Royalty

316. Elizabeth, Queen Mother Signed Photograph. Vintage matte-finish 9 x 11.75 photo of the

Queen Mother in her crown jewels by Royal Court photographer Dorothy Wilding, affixed to its original 13 x 17 mount, signed on the mount in fountain pen, “Elizabeth R.” Reverse bears Wilding’s studio label. In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

318. King Kalakaua Document Signed. Uncommon manuscript DS, signed “Kalakaua R,” one page, 8.5 x 14, June 5, 1879. King Kalakaua appoints E. P. Adams as “a Member of Our Privy Council of State.” Signed at the conclusion by King Kalakaua and countersigned by Minister of the Interior Samuel Gardner Wilder. In fine condition. Adams was an English investor who, in 1880, founded the Kilauea Sugar Company along with Sanford P. Dole and two others. By this document, he was appointed to the Privy Council—known as the ‘Wilder Cabinet’ after its most influential member, Samuel G. Wilder—a group of economic and diplomatic advisors to the king. Starting Bid $200

King George III writes in hopes of a speedy recovery from a “Severe attack on the Lungs” 317. King George III Autograph Letter Signed. ALS signed “George R,” one page, 7.25 x 9, April 28, 1805. Handwritten letter to the Marchioness of Sligo, written from Windsor Castle. In part: “The King desires the Marchioness of Sligo if She finds a proper opportunity to express to His invaluable Friend Mrs. Howe the regret with which He has heard of Her Severe attack on the Lungs... He greatly trusts that Her known Sense and Resolution added to great strength of Constitution will restore her health and enable her to pursue her amusements as prior to this Attack.” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original handaddressed cover, with King George III’s red wax seal intact. Starting Bid $200

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319. Princess Diana Signed Program. Program sheet from the United Cerebral Palsy 41st Annual Awards Dinner on December 11, 1995, 8 x 10.5, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, “With lots of love Helen, from Diana x.” Also signed by fellow honoree Colin Powell. Double-matted and framed with a portrait of the princess to an overall size of 13.25 x 26.75. In very fine condition. Starting Bid $200

320. Queen Elizabeth II and Alec Douglas-Home Document Signed. Very desirable DS, signed “Appd ER” and “Alec Douglas-Home,” one page, 7.5 x 9.5, April 8, 1964. Official letter from the British Prime Minister to the Queen of England, in full: “Sir Alec Douglas-Home, with his humble duty to The Queen, has the honour to submit the attached list of awards for Your Majesty’s most gracious approval.” Signed above in fountain pen by Queen Elizabeth II, and signed below in ink by Douglas-Home. In fine condition. A scarce dual-signed document that features two of Britain’s most influential leaders. Starting Bid $200

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Titanic 323. Titanic Disaster Senate Hearings Book.

Uncommon book: ‘Titanic’ Disaster: Hearings before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Commerce, United States Senate…Pursuant to S. Res. 283, Directing the Committee on Commerce to Investigate the Causes Leading to the Wreck of the White Star Liner ‘Titanic.’ Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1912. Hardcover, 6.5 x 9.25, 1163 pages. The comprehensive volume documents the testimony of numerous witnesses, describing the alarm, effect of the collision, distinction between classes of passengers, knowledge of icebergs, the ship sinking, and rescue boats. Complete with its two fold-out charts, entitled “Ice as Reported Near Titanic” and “Ice Barrier—Nearby Ships.” In very good condition, with cracked hinges, shellacked library markings to spine, and some losses to the gutter of the title page. Starting Bid $200

324. Titanic: Margaret and John Thayer (2) Marconigrams and Signed Book. Two original Marconigrams sent by Titanic survivors from aboard the Carpathia. Both are undated, stamped “Not Transmitted,” and affixed to opposite sides of a page taken from an evidence book used by the British Enquiry during their 1912 investigation; these pages are accordingly numbered 4 and 5. The first message: “Jack Margaret and I safe—No news yet of Mr. Thayer. Sam and Gamble meet me. Mrs. Thayer (over) Margaret Morris, Brown Shipley, London, Jack Margaret I safe—No News Johnny, Marian Thayer.” The second: “All safe, Arthur missing, Rest safe, Ryerson, Arrive New York Thursday, Carpathia.” Includes a limited first edition of The Sinking of the S.S. Titanic by John B. Thayer. Philadelphia, 1940: No. 275 of 500 copies issued. Signed on the colophon by Thayer, who has also signed and inscribed on the first free end page. In overall fine condition, with light overall wrinkling to the telegrams and minor scuffing to boards of the book. Starting Bid $200

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Explorers and Archeologists

325. Richard E. Byrd Archive of (56) Photographs. Exceptional archive of 56 original vintage glossy 5.75 x 3.5 candid photographs from Richard E. Byrd’s first Antarctic expedition in 1928–1930, most with contemporary ink captions on the reverse. Includes pictures of life on Byrd’s flagship ‘City of New York,’ Byrd’s Fairchild FC-2W2 ‘Stars and Stripes’ monoplane (including the plane’s assembly and it being loaded off on to the ice), crewmen with their tents and dogsleds on the ice at the ‘Little America’ Antarctic exploration base, sailmaker John Jacobson, First Officer Charles McGuinness, icebergs, and the Antarctic landscape. In overall fine condition. Starting Bid $200

“This Flag was with me on all of my many major flights of exploration”— including three trips over the South Pole 326. Richard E. Byrd Typed Letter Signed and Flown Flag.

Flown American flag carried on several of Byrd’s historic flights and polar expeditions, 6 x 4, mounted above a TLS signed “Dick Byrd,” one page, September 26, 1956, in part: “I am happy to present to you this American Flag which I carried with me on my flights of exploration in the Arctic in 1925; over the North Pole in 1926; over the Atlantic Ocean on a non-stop flight from New York to France in 1927; and on the following Antarctic expeditions: 1928–30 (during which period we made the first flight over the South Pole in 1929), 1933–35, 1939–41, 1946–47, and on Deepfreeze I, 1955–56, when it went for the third time over the South Pole. This Flag was with me on all of my many major flights of exploration. It was also with me when a combination of unforeseen circumstances forced me to spend the winter night alone at scientific duties in the shadow of the South Pole in 1934.” Mounted together and framed to an overall size of 12.5 x 19.5. In fine condition, with an area of discoloration to the top of the letter. Starting Bid $200

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327. Frank Hurley Original Sketch. Australian photographer and adventurer (1885–1962) who participated in a number of expeditions to Antarctica and served as an official photographer with Australian forces during both world wars. Hurley was also the official photographer on Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition which set out in 1914 and was marooned until August 1916.Original self-portrait sketch by Frank Hurley, depicting himself as the official photographer of Ernest Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. Accomplished in pencil on an off-white 7 x 4.25 album page, the drawing shows Hurley photographing a pair of penguins, with an ice field and the Endurance pictured in the background. Signed in the lower right, “F. Hurley, Shackleton, Expn, 1916,” and marked in the lower left, “In Latitude 76° ‘Frozen In.’” In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

“For I’m the blizzard, King of the southern trail” 328. Frank Hurley Signed Handwritten Poem. Australian photographer and adventurer (1885–1962) who participated in a number of expeditions to Antarctica and served as an official photographer with Australian forces during both world wars. Hurley was also the official photographer on Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition which set out in 1914 and was marooned until August 1916. Handwritten poem by Frank Hurley entitled “A Song of the Trail,” penned on a 4.25 x 7 album page aboard the SS Orissa on October 17, 1916, with Hurley signing his name at the bottom and adding “Shackleton Expn” to the upper right. The poem, in part: “An explorer’s life is the life for me / O’er the ice to roam a life so free. / ... Send me your strongest, the men / who never fail / For I’m the blizzard, King of the southern trail.” In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

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American West

Earp sets the record straight on his relationship with Holliday

329. Wyatt Earp-dictated Letter Penned by His Wife, Josie. Autograph letter, dictated by Earp and written by his

wife Josie, three pages on two sheets, 8 x 10, no date but postmarked April 18, 1927. Letter to John H. Flood, Jr., in part: “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...I think if you will just write him a few lines tell him his letter was forwarded here from Oakland 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...Tell Mr. Walker to give Wyatt’s regards to Breckinridge.” A postscript reads, in part: “He seems like a sincere man. Write him a real nice letter. And tell him Wyatt sends regards to Breckinridge.” Central horizontal and vertical folds, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, signed and addressed in his wife’s hand, “W. Earp, Vidal, Calif.” Starting Bid $500

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Notorious Figures An interview on the JFK assassination conspiracy scheduled for “the 5th Anniversary of my arrest and the 3rd of my acquittal” 331. Kennedy Assassination: Clay Shaw. New Orleans

businessman (1913–1974) prosecuted by Jim Garrison on charges that he was involved in a conspiracy with elements of the CIA in the assassination of John F. Kennedy. TLS signed “Clay,” two pages, 8.5 x 11, French Market Corporation letterhead, January 13, 1972. Letter to Thomas Dawson, in part: “I have, by no means, given up the Vera Cruz project..Several years ago some friends of mine went to Vera Cruz, arriving on the weekend before Mardi Gras...they found that the people of Vera Cruz sometimes postpone Mardi Gras to a season when they think their weather might be better. For them the Carnival is a far more movable feast than even the Catholic Church suspects…I had a call from the CBS-TV station in Houston who want me to appear on a TV Talk Show on March 1st. That date, as you may recall, is the 5th Anniversary of my arrest and the 3rd of my acquittal.” In fine condition. Includes three original press photos showing Shaw, dated 1967–69, all with captions associated with the charges against him of conspiracy to kill President Kennedy. Starting Bid $200

332. Marguerite Oswald Driver’s License and Autograph Letter Signed. Mother

(1907–1981) of Lee Harvey Oswald, who maintained her son’s innocence and insisted that he was an agent of the Central Intelligence Agency. Two items: Marguerite Oswald’s personal Texas driver’s license, 3.5 x 2, with an expiration date of July 19, 1980, featuring her personal details, photo, and facsimile signature; and an ALS inside a 5 x 3.75 card, signed “M.C.O.,” February 10, 1967, in part: “Just to let you know how much I appreciate your heavenly interest while I visited you fair city recently. I am most grateful to you.” The front of the card is imprinted in gold, “Marguerite C. Oswald, Mother of Lee Harvey Oswald.” In very good to fine condition, with lifting to the laminate on the license. Starting Bid $200

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military

Anderson prepares to leave “for the N. W. Frontier” with General Winfield Scott 513. Robert Anderson Autograph Letter Signed.

Scarce ALS, one page both sides, 7.75 x 9.75, August 13, 1841. Written below a manuscript copy of a notice from Assistant Adjutant General L. Thomas issuing Special Orders No. 57, a letter to Brigadier General Abraham Eustis, informing him that he will accompany General Scott to the North West Frontier and discussing his prospects for promotion, as well as matters relating to other officers. In part: “A note from Genl. Scott (late in the night of the 12th inst) states that Genl. Wool’s nomination would probably be acted on by the Senate on the 14th. The Genl. will probably pass E’town on Monday for the N. W. Frontier. I will, I think, accompany him. He has asked me to go with him, and, having finished my translation of the exercise of heavy guns & the mechanical maneuvers, I see no good reason why I may not go.” In fine condition, with light toning along intersecting folds. Starting Bid $200

West Point’s new superintendent seeks a lithographer

514. Robert E. Lee Autograph Letter Signed. ALS signed “R. E. Lee, Bt. Col. Supt. Mil. Acad’y,” one page both sides,

8 x 10, October 14, 1852. Addressed from West Point, a handwritten letter to Major William Fraser of the Corps of Engineers in New York, in part: “The term of Service of the person formerly employed as Lithographer has expired, & the Academy is now without one. I have thought you might aid in pursuing another. A man of Common aptitude, who can write a fair, plain round hand, can print, draw right lined drawings & occasionally copy topographical sketches, can fill the place. Among the young Germans & Prussians in New York are many of fair education, & qualified for the situation. A single man is preferred as he can sleep in a room adjoining the Lithographic office. Quarters for married men are difficult to be obtained.” In fine condition. Starting Bid $300

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515. John A. Packer Autograph Letter Signed. Early American consul of the Sandwich Islands, the original name given to the islands of Hawaii by Captain James Cook in 1778. ALS, one page, 7.75 x 10, April 13, 1865. “I am 61 years of age, have in no way been connected with the war, and until 1862, I was in the discharge of official duties at the ‘Sandwich Islands.’ I respectfully ask to be put on parole, to visit my family in the county of Dinwiddie, near Petersburg; and from there to visit Washington on public and private business.” Packer signs at the conclusion as “Late U. S. Consol, ‘Sandwich Islands.’ In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

517. Enola Gay: Little Boy Signed Scale Model. Desirable 1:12 scale model of the ‘Little Boy’ atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima by the Enola Gay, measuring 10˝ long and mounted atop a black 17˝ x 6˝ base, signed on the bomb in silver ink by two Enola Gay crewmen, “Paul Tibbets” and “Dutch Van Kirk, Navigator, Enola Gay,” and on the base by members of the support crew, “George H. Cohen - ‘Top Secret,’ Flight Eng.—Hiroshima Mission,” “Jack Widowsky, Navigator, #72 ‘Top Secret,’” “Ira C. Weatherly, Pilot, Straight Flush, Hiroshima, 6 Aug. 45,” “R. E. Gackenbach, Navigator - Necessary, Hiroshima, 6 Aug. 1945,” and “Don Cole, Asst. FLT Eng./Scanner, Top Secret #72.” In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

516. George A. Custer Signed Check. Planters National Bank of Louisville counter check, 8 x 3, filled out and signed by Custer, “G. A. Custer,” payable to cash for $450, October 3, 1872. The printed text of the check has been modified in another hand, changing the bank name to “Planters” and place to “Louisville,” and adding “J. H. Fullerton & Co., order,” to the recipient field. In very good to fine condition, with scattered light staining, a couple of small holes, and paper loss to the lower right corner (close to, but not impinging on, the signature). Starting Bid $200

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Rare American flag flown atop Mount Suribachi 70 years after the iconic flag raising 518. Iwo Jima Memorial Day Flown Flag. Extremely rare 5’ x 3’ ceremonial American flag flown atop Mount Suribachi on May 14, 2015, in commemoration of Memorial Day. Made by Annin & Co., the flag is a 70% polyester/30% cotton blend. Folded into the traditional triangular shape and in fine condition. Accompanied by a certificate from the Iwo Jima Coordination Office, U.S. Naval Air Facility Atsugi. Very few contemporary Iwo Jima flags come up for sale, and the island is closed to the general public. Starting Bid $200

Gen. MacArthur combats venereal disease amongst US troops: “All known houses of prostitution have been placed off-limits”

519. Douglas MacArthur Typed Letter Signed on Venereal Disease. TLS, one page, 8 x 10.5, Far East Command

letterhead, March 31, 1950. Letter to Fred G. Raabe, in part: “The hospital and sick in quarters rate in the Far East Command, for all causes, is less than two per cent of the command...Out of every 5,000 troops, less than one individual is absent from duty due to venereal disease. This rate is continuously decreasing. No penalty is imposed on military personnel who contract venereal disease. Only those who fail to report the contraction of a venereal disease are subject to disciplinary action...All known houses of prostitution have been placed off-limits by occupation authorities and are checked by frequent military police patrols.” In fine condition, with areas of light soiling. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope and a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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aviation Wing fabric from man’s first flight— a piece of the original Wright Flyer 617. 1903 Wright Flyer Flown Wing Fabric. Historic beige

1.25˝ x 1.25˝ segment of wing fabric from the Wright Flyer, flown as part of mankind’s first successful powered flight at Kitty Hawk on December 17, 1903. Certified and encapsulated by CAG, with the label reading: “Wright Flyer Wing Fabric, Kitty Hawk Flown, 12/17/1903, Ex: Otto Kallir Collection.” In fine condition, with a tiny hole at the bottom. This segment was once a part of a 1:42 model of the Wright Flyer constructed by aviation history collector Otto Kallir using flown material acquired from Lester Gardner, who had received it from Orville Wright’s estate. The model itself was damaged after being sold at auction in 2018, and the decision was made to salvage the flown material and make it available to collectors. Collectibles Authentication Guaranty (CAG) was involved in documenting, certifying, and encapsulating the pieces. Starting Bid $500

618. William. E. Boeing Document Signed. American

businessman (1881-1956) who founded the multibillion-dollar aircraft manufacturing company that still bears his name. DS, signed “W. E. Boeing,” one page, 8.5 x 7, February 4, 1933. An auto bill of sale for one “Packard Limousine, Automobile Model 745,” to the Clark Cadillac Company of Seattle for $900. Signed at the conclusion in fountain pen by Boeing. In fine condition, with intersecting folds. Starting Bid $200

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619. Charles Lindbergh Signed Book. Signed

book: The Spirit of St. Louis. Limited presentation edition, number 561. NY: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1953. Hardcover with acetate jacket, 5.75 x 8.5, 562 pages. Signed on the colophon in fountain pen, “Charles A. Lindbergh.” Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG+/VG-, with irregular blue topstain and a “Signed Copy” label to the front of the acetate jacket. A sought-after example of this high point of aviation literature. Starting Bid $200

621. Orville Wright Signed Photograph. Uncommon

and highly desirable 5.25 x 3.75 postcard photo of Wright flying his world record-breaking airplane at Fort Myer, Virginia, neatly signed in fountain pen, “Orville Wright.” Captioned in the lower border: “First Man-Flight, December 17, 1903, Kitty Hawk, N. C.” In very good to fine condition, with trimmed edges and scattered small stains. Starting Bid $200

622. Orville Wright Signed ‘25th Anniversary’ Cover.

Scarce ‘Air Mail’ FDC issued at the International Civil Aeronautics Conference of 1928 in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Wright brothers’ first powered flight, signed nicely in fountain pen by Orville Wright. The cover is postmarked at Washington, D.C., on December 13, 1928, and features an image cachet of Orville Wright demonstrating the flyer to the U.S. Army in Fort Myer, Virginia, in September 1908. The cover bears an address stamp to lower right: “Frank W. Wright. Rock Springs, Wyoming.” Cloth-matted and framed with two photos to an overall size of 12.25 x 21.75. In fine condition, with the signature a couple of shades light. Starting Bid $200 Hundreds of more items are listed online at www.RRAuction.com | 115


space exploration 627. Scott Carpenter’s T-33A Flight Manual with Mercury Astronauts Initials. Scott Carpenter’s bracket-bound United States

Air Force flight manual for the T-33A aircraft, dated July 15, 1961, 9 x 11.5, with the front page initialed by six of the Mercury astronauts in pencil or ballpoint: Scott Carpenter, “C.,” John Glenn, “J.H.G,” Gus Grissom, “V.G.,” Wally Schirra, “W.M.S.J.,” Alan Shepard, “A.B.S.,” and Deke Slayton, “D. K.” In fine condition. Accompanied by a signed certificate of authenticity from Farthest Reaches owner Stephen Hankow, who affirms that this manual derives from the Scott Carpenter Family Collection. Starting Bid $200

628. Mercury Astronauts (5) Signed Cover. Mailing envelope,

6.5 x 3.5, postmarked at Houston on July 17, 1962, signed in blue ballpoint, “Virgil I. Grissom,” in black ballpoint, “DK Slayton,” and in black felt tip, “Wally Schirra,” “Scott Carpenter,” and “Gordon Cooper.” In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

Rare foil print signed by the Apollo 11 crew 629. Apollo 11 Signed Foil Etching. Sought-after color 7.5 x 11.25 foil etch reproduction of a John Berkey painting entitled ‘One Giant Leap,’ which depicts Neil Armstrong standing on the surface of the moon, with Buzz Aldrin, the Lunar Module Eagle, the Earth, and small images of the rocket launch, orbiting Command Module Columbia, and the American flag visible in the background. The foil etch is affixed to the original 10.5 x 13.5 presentation mount, which is signed in black ink, “Neil Armstrong,” “Buzz Aldrin,” and “M. Collins.” Handsomely matted and framed to an overall size of 20.5 x 24.5. Includes the original information sheet for the Berkey painting. In fine condition, with some creasing to the image. Only 75 of these personally autographed foil pictures were made for the space exhibit at the 1972 North Carolina State Fair. A wonderful display piece featuring a rare artist’s portrayal of both Armstrong and Aldrin on the lunar surface, signed in full by the heroic astronauts of the Apollo 11 mission. Starting Bid $300

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630. Apollo 11 Signed Photograph. Official color 10

x 8 NASA lithograph of the Apollo 11 crew in their white space suits against a lunar backdrop, signed in blue felt tip by Neil Armstrong, and in black felt tip by Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin. In very good to fine condition, with a crease area on Armstrong’s chest and the signatures several shades light. Starting Bid $300

631. Neil Armstrong Signed Photograph. Desirable official color 10 x 8 NASA lithograph of the Apollo 11 crew in their white space suits against a lunar background, signed in blue felt tip by Neil Armstrong. In very good to fine condition, with some surface loss in the top border, and an unobtrusive light crease to the lower right corner. Starting Bid $300

632. Neil Armstrong Signed Photograph. Uncommon official color 10 x 8 NASA lithograph of Earth as seen from Apollo 10, signed in black felt tip by Neil Armstrong. In very good to fine condition, with a crease to the lower right corner, a small crease to the right edge, and two paperclip impressions to the top edge. An unusual image of Earth from space to be signed by the first moonwalker. Starting Bid $300

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633. Neil Armstrong Signed Photograph. Desirable official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Armstrong posing in his white space suit against a lunar backdrop, signed and inscribed in blue felt tip, “To Andrew Bambury—Neil Armstrong.” In fine to very fine condition. Starting Bid $200

635. Neil Armstrong Signature. Appealing ballpoint

signature, “Neil Armstrong,” on an off-white 3.25 x 1.75 card. Double-matted and framed with a photo to an overall size of 11.5 x 15. In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

634. Neil Armstrong Signed $1 Bill. Series 1974 one-dollar bill, signed on the left side in black ballpoint by Apollo 11 moonwalker Neil Armstrong. In fine condition, with the signature very faded, but completely legible. Starting Bid $200

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Armstrong to school children: “I hope that you will also have the opportunity to make an expedition some day” 636. Neil Armstrong Autograph Letter Signed. ALS, penned on an off-

white 4 x 5.75 notebook sheet, no date. Handwritten letter from Neil Armstrong “To the students at Pergamos School,” in full: “We appreciate your interest in space & in this expedition. It was a great experience. I hope that you will also have the opportunity to make an expedition some day. Good luck!” In very good to fine condition, with creasing, toning, and buckling at the middle from old tape on the back. Starting Bid $200

637. Al Worden’s Unflown Apollo 15 Robbins Medallion. Al Worden’s unflown Apollo 15 Robbins Medal,

approximately 1.5˝ diameter, with a raised design on the face of the Apollo 15 mission insignia. The reverse of the sterling silver medal is engraved “Man’s Flight Through Life Is Sustained by the Power of His Knowledge” along with the July 26, 1971, launch date; July 30, 1971, moon landing date; and August 7, 1971, return date. This medal is serial numbered “185” along the edge and includes its original matching plastic case. Condition is mint state. From the collection of Apollo 15 CMP Al Worden, and accompanied by a letter of provenance from his daughter Alison (Worden) Penczak. Starting Bid $300

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638. Apollo 17 Flown Flag Display. Impressively displayed flown fabric American flag carried to the moon on Apollo 17, 5.5 x 4, mounted on an official 20˝ diameter wooden presentation plaque with decorative metal plates and text: “This United States flag was flown aboard the Apollo 17 mission to the Moon, December 7–19, 1972. Presented to Brock R. ‘Randy’ Stone, In appreciation for your tireless devotion to NASA and your important role in helping make history in space exploration as an engineer, technical expert, flight director, and senior manager spanning a distinguished career with NASA of 37 years. From the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, March 2004.” Also included is a Space Shuttle artifact mounted to a 5 x 7 wooden plaque, with engraved plate below: “Brock R. Stone, For outstanding leadership as flight director on STS 51-J, The J Team, 3 Oct 85.” In overall fine condition. Accompanied by an easel-style display stand; the plaque is also backed in felt and has a routed slot opening so that it may hang on the wall. Starting Bid $500

639. NASA Astronaut Group 8 Signed Photograph. Official color semi-glossy 9.5 x 7 NASA photo of the prototype Space Shuttle Enterprise, affixed to the original mount, which is signed in black ink and felt tip by 35 astronauts, the majority being members of NASA Astronaut Group 8, including: Dick Scobee, Judith Resnik, Ellison Onizuka, Ron McNair, Sally Ride, S. David Griggs, and more. An inscription reads: “To Stretch Flanagan—thanks for the great tour! The 35 Astronaut Candidates.” In very good to fine condition, with staining to both the mount and the image. Originates from the personal collection of longtime NASA employee Robert B. ‘Stretch’ Flanagan. Starting Bid $200

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art, architecture, and design 710. Audubon: Virginia Rail Lithograph. Original hand-colored lithograph from The Birds of America series by John James Audubon, 25.75 x 20.25, double elephant folio edition, issued as Plate CCV, No. 41, entitled “Virginia Rail, Rallus Virginianus,” which depicts three birds: a male hunting an insect, a female wading into water, and a juvenile with autumnal plumage. Captions to lower left and right corners read: “Drawn from Nature by J. J. Audubon, F.R.S. F.L.S.” and “Engraved, Printed, & Colored, by R. Havell, 1834.” Matted to an overall size of 28 x 22.5. In very good to fine condition, with scattered light foxing and toning. Starting Bid $200

712. Jacques-Louis David Autograph Letter Signed.

French painter (1748–1825) and master of the Neoclassical style whose most famous works include ‘The Death of Marat’ and several portraits of Napoleon Bonaparte. ALS in French, signed “David,” one page, 4.5 x 6.75, no date. Handwritten letter by Jacques-Louis David to his to his employee Dubois. The greatest and most powerful of Napoleon’s artists gives instructions to his assistant on the manner by which he desires the interior of his house to be repainted. In part (translated): “I would like my dear Dubois to have the staircase and different rooms repainted in my house in the Rue du Cocq, but I think that some small freezings could still occur and that could cause some bad work because the glue would be eaten and then the colors would detach themselves from the wall.” In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

714. Juan Gris Autograph Letter Signed. Spanish

painter and sculptor (1887–1927) associated with Cubism. Scarce ALS in French, one page, 5 x 8, February 2, 1920. Letter to influential art critic Louis Vauxcelles, who is credited with coining the terms ‘Fauvism’ and ‘Cubism.’ In part (translated): “Having to face not only the indifference, but I would even say the injustice of the press in general toward me, your attitude on my behalf touches me and your present sympathy is a great encouragement. I would be all too happy to see you to speak with you about artistic things.” In fine condition, with a rough top edge. An important letter associating a then-unrecognized artist with a major critic. Starting Bid $200

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Significant artistic content in a handwritten letter from Gauguin to Pissarro: “The masters or the greats, as you call them, painted pictures...Our era becomes very difficult for us: painting in the grand manner no longer has a reason to exist” 713. Paul Gauguin Autograph Letter Signed. ALS in

French, signed “P. Gauguin,” three pages on two sheets, 5.25 x 8.25, no date but likely circa May–June 1882. Fascinating handwritten letter to his friend and mentor Camille Pissarro, commenting on many fellow painters and discussing his own future as an artist. In part (translated): “The masters or the greats, as you call them, painted pictureImportant ALS in French, signed “P. Gauguin,” three pages on two sheets, 5.25 x 8.25, no date but likely circa May–June 1882. Fascinating handwritten letter to his friend and mentor Camille Pissarro, commenting on many fellow painters and discussing his own future as an artist. In part (translated): “The masters or the greats, as you call them, painted pictures; in that statement there are two things to be examined: the first depends on what one understands by picture (exactly like beauty) it is relative—the second, and what I want to discuss, is how did the masters do their pictures. They began their education young for the most part. I mean by that that they learned all the ways of returning to a formula (a formula which at certain periods tends to transform itself)—they thus reach a certain age with a sure hand [and] a precise memory [ready] to make pictures. Some, like Delacroix, searched a lot for themselves, but you should be aware nonetheless that, apart from methods, color, etc… Delacroix after all remained the painter as before [i.e. in the grand tradition] of his compositions. He undoubtedly has a certain style of his own (he is a man of genius) which makes itself felt, but there remains always the same manner of composing. Certain things, like the decorations for the Chambre de Députés, can be found in the paintings of Rubens [Here, Gauguin may be referring to Delacroix’s commission to paint the Salon du Roi in the Chambre des Députés at the Palais Bourbon in Paris between 1833-1837.] In sum, the picture belongs to painting in the grand manner, which is also of literature. Our era becomes very difficult for us: painting in the grand manner no longer has a reason to exist, or else it becomes episodic, as in battle paintings. There remains for us genre or landscape—and indeed it is in this latter direction that all

the painting of the last masters has been moving—look at Courbet, Corot, Millet— As for what concerns you, I believe it is time (if it accords with your temperament) to do more in the studio, but with ideas matured in advance from the point of view of the composition and of the subject. In this way of thinking, you have only to devote all you have learned before to what you will do, and not to look for a new vision of nature, and you will improve at once. Otherwise, continue to look for other things; but in that case you will need a dose of youth and determination which might weary you, particularly through dissatisfaction. Do not worry about what Renoir & Co. may say. I know why they talk like that (we will chat about it next time). I would do well to see you at Pontoise, but I become jealous of my Sundays. I have so little time to lose… I must use my day, otherwise I will reproach myself during the week for the lost time. I can’t decide whether to remain all my life in finance and as an amateur painter. I have got it into my head that I would become a painter. As soon as I can discern a less obscured horizon, and that I shall be able to earn my living by it, I will put it into effect straight away… One should do that at the current hour, hands down. You other old ones and Guillaumin and me [are] sufficiently equipped to live while he and me, we count less than the least damsel. Above all, we must put one foot in the stirrup Try to come next Sunday. I have many things which I’ve started to show you. I hope that it will interest you… Good wishes to Madame Pissarro; your little daughter is well, I hope. Why doesn’t Madame Pissarro come one day to Paris with the baby.” In fine condition, with some light stains to the first page. Accompanied by a custom-made quarter-leather clamshell case. Starting Bid $5000

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Magritte titles a surrealist work: “It has to be reproduced in America under the title ‘The Presence of Mind’” 715. Rene Magritte Autograph Letter Signed. ALS in French, one page, 5.25 x 8, September 31, 1960. Letter to a friend regarding the titles of artworks, in part (translated): “Enclosed herewith is the document duly filled out. We could name the streetlight with a rose ‘The Necessities of the Cause’—because the title must not name the picture we had thought of: it has to be reproduced in America under the title ‘The Presence of Mind.’ It could be complicated to change anything now that the printing is in progress. Besides, known as ‘The Presence of Mind’ thanks to important publicity, wouldn’t it be difficult to call the painting anything else for an art show or in a book that would again reproduce the picture?…P.S. ‘The Good Word’ would also work quite well for the streetlight with the rose. You choose. Do you want to upper case the words for the titles in the catalogue?” In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

While painting in London, Monet encounters a “fog that made it impossible to see anything”

716. Claude Monet Autograph Letter Signed. ALS in French, signed twice, “Claude,” four pages on two adjoining sheets,

5 x 8, Savoy Hotel letterhead, [dated 1900 in another hand]. Letter home to his wife from London, in part (translated): “This morning and yesterday, there was a fog that made it impossible to see anything. I had to stand my watch, as you know. The fog has just lifted, and nevertheless, I don’t want to leave you without a few lines. I’m well. I haven’t seen Michel again since breakfast Sunday morning. This morning I had a visit from Mr. Dewhurst...I’m going to the hospital to make some sketches.” He adds a lengthy postscript, signing again at the conclusion: “I almost forgot. Yesterday there arrived at the hotel a letter from the Savoy’s shipping agent. You sent a package to Butler during our stay here. It hasn’t been delivered because there’s 50 francs of customs duty to pay, which Butler no doubt refused to pay...I don’t know how to reply.” In fine condition. Starting Bid $300

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Subscription form for Claude Monet’s national campaign to donate Edouard Manet’s ‘Olympia’ to the Louvre 717. Claude Monet Signed Subscription Form. Significant partly-printed

subscription form, signed “Claude Monet,” one page, 5.25 x 8.25, February 4, 1890. Sent to fellow painter Henri-Charles Guerard, a form relating to Monet’s campaign to buy Edouard Manet’s ‘Olympia’ for the French National Museum. In full: “As the subscription for the purchase of the Olympia has closed and the offer must be made to the State, I am requesting that you kindly send me the sum of two hundred francs that you commissioned me to set down under your name.” In fine condition. Starting Bid $300

Monet writes from Giverny to his loyal friend Gustave Geffroy: “Clemenceau has just left full of enthusiasm for what I do” 718. Claude Monet Autograph Letter Signed. ALS in French, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 5 x 8, Giverny par Vernon letterhead, November 13, 1916. Letter to art critic Gustave Geffroy, one of the earliest historians of the Impressionist art movement and a loyal champion of Monet. In full (translated): “Clemenceau has just left full of enthusiasm for what I do. I told him how happy I was to have your advice about this tremendous work which to be honest is madness. Briefly, it is agreed he will take you by car to lunch and will return eagerly. He will get on well with you. I hope under these conditions that you will not make me wait too long for your arrival. You know how much pleasure your visit will give and at the same time how happy I am to have advice on my work.” He adds a postscript, “P.S. Tomorrow, I enter my 77th year.” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, addressed in Monet’s hand. Starting Bid $200

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719. Auguste Rodin Autograph Letter Signed. ALS in French, signed “Rodin,” one page, 4.5 x 7, 182 rue de l’Universite letterhead (the address of his studio), no date. Untranslated handwritten letter to a friend. In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

Lautrec accepts an 1887 exhibition invitation from fellow painter Theo van Rysselberghe

720. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec Autograph Letter Signed. ALS in French, signed “H. de T. Lautrec,” four black-bordered pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 7, no date [November 1887, Paris]. Handwritten letter to the Belgian neo-impressionist painter Theo van Rysselberghe, in part (translated): “I want to thank you for the invitation that I owe obviously a lot more to your recommendation than to my own worth. I have urged Forant to send things to you most probably and I hope so because his work is a real delight. Now I must ask to make a request without wanting to exaggerate or to count too much on your kindness. One of my good comrades Albert Adolphe who has shown at the exhibition of the eintransigeants in Paris has asked me to ask you if there is still some room for new invitations and please think about it. He would be very happy to show his painting with yours and mine. I send you his request asking to do for him what you have done so kindly for us all. Now to thank you in advance. I ask you to believe me very cordially yours.” Lautrec also adds his address. In fine condition. An exquisite letter from Lautrec, unknown at the time and flattered by Van Rysselberghe’s invitation to a popular Parisian exhibition. Most letters from Latrec are directed to his mother, with this uncommon, beautifully signed example, which boasts wonderful artistic connections, the first of a recorded 10 sent to Van Rysselberghe.Starting Bid $500 126 |

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Wright adds a musical touch to his ‘Usonian’ plot and house plans 721. Frank Lloyd Wright Blueprints (2) for the ‘House for Mr. and Mrs. Duey E. Wright’. Hand-drawn de-

signs of the “House for Mr. and Mrs. Duey E. Wright” executed under Wright’s oversight at his studio, consisting of two pages for “Plot Plan & Planting” and “General Plan,” 43 x 29.5 and 45 x 29.5, with the inside of the hand-drawn red ‘Taliesen’ box at the bottom of the latter signed in pencil by Frank Lloyd Wright, “FLLW, May 57.” Identified as “Sheet 1A,” the “Plot Plan & Planting” sheet shows a detailed overview of the house, property, and surrounding landscape, with A and B planting areas scattered with various shrubs, pines, plants, and trees. The “General Plan” sheet, identified as “Sheet No. 3,” displays the full Duey House layout: viewed from the sky, the house resembles a musical note—an ode to the client’s ownership of a local music store. Sections are marked “Workspace,” “Living Room,” “Entry,” “Library,” “Bath #1,” “Carport,” “Gallery,” and bedrooms 1 through 4. Rolled and in overall fine condition, with unobtrusive creasing and edgewear; the “General Plan” bears inoffensive and scattered light stains. Starting Bid $1000

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comic art and animation

746. Charles Schulz Original Sketch of Snoopy.

Original sketch of Snoopy by Peanuts creator Charles Schulz, depicting Charlie Brown’s pet dog lying on his doghouse, accomplished in pencil on an off-white 7.25 x 10.5 sheet of Western Airlines stationery, signed and inscribed in the upper and lower borders, “For Nan—, Charles M. Schulz.” Framed with three Western Airlines pins to an overall size of 15 x 19. In fine condition, with some faint stains, and a light crease, to the top left. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from the recipient, a Western Airlines stewardess who obtained the sketch on a flight in the 1960’s. Starting Bid $200

747. Charles Schulz Original Sketch of Snoopy. Original sketch of

Snoopy by Charles Schulz, which depicts Charlie Brown’s pet pooch sitting atop his doghouse as a World War I Flying Ace, accomplished in black felt tip on a 6.5 x 3.5 FDC with a cachet honoring Charles Lindbergh, signed next to the sketch, “Schulz.” In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

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literature Handwritten poems in Danish and French by the beloved fairy tale author

782. Hans Christian Andersen Autograph Manuscript Signed. Beloved Danish author (1805–1875) best known for such classic fairy tales as The Ugly Duckling, The Red Shoes, and The Emperor’s New Clothes. Fantastic autograph poems in Danish and French, one page, 13 x 10.25, signed at the conclusion, “Souvenir de H. C. Andersen, Paris 26 April 1843.” Andersen pens four bilingual stanzas of one of his poems, headed “Le Soldat” on the French side. In very good to fine condition, with a trimmed left edge, some small edge tears, and reinforcement on the back of the separated central vertical fold. An impressive handwritten piece from the famed writer, whose literary manuscripts are very rare in the autograph market. Starting Bid $500

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783. Henry Walter Bates: 1st Edition The Naturalist on the River Amazons. Desirable

first edition book in two volumes: The Naturalist on the River Amazons: A Record of the Adventures, Habits of Animals, Sketches of Brazilian and Indian Life, and Aspects of Nature under the Equator, during Eleven Years of Travel. First edition. London: John Murray, 1863. Hardcovers bound in original maroon cloth with spines titled in gilt and pictorial vignette gilt to front boards, 5.25 x 8.25, 351 and 417 pages. Complete with nine wood-engraved plates including frontispieces, folding map, and 32 pages of advertisements to rear of the first volume. Book condition: VG-/None, with ownership bookplates and booksellers’ labels to endpapers, bumped corners, edgewear, rubbing to boards, and minor foxing throughout. Starting Bid $200

Hand-addressed envelope panel by the Russian master of the short story

784. Anton Chekhov Handwritten Envelope Panel. Esteemed Russian playwright and short-story writer (1860–1904). Exceedingly rare address panel from the front of a mailing envelope, 5.25 x 3.25, addressed in Anton Chekhov’s hand to Captain Alexander Ivanovitch of the 22nd East Siberian Front Regiment, 10th Company, with an affixed postage stamp and two postal cancellations, one dated April 13, 1904. Affixed to a slightly larger card and in very good condition, with a few tears and rough edges. Accompanied by a letter in French by his wife, signed “Olga Tchekhova Knipper,” sending her correspondent the front panel from her husband’s envelope, explaining that it was sent by Chekhov from the Crimea, in the south of Russia, while he was serving in the Manchurian Army in the war against Japan in 1904; on the reverse of the second page, she pens a translation of the address written by her husband. Starting Bid $300 130 |

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785. Samuel L. Clemens Signature. Bold fountain pen signature, “Yrs truly, Sam’l L. Clemens, Mark Twain,” on the reverse of an off-white 3.5 x 2 calling card. In fine condition, with heavy staining to the back. A desirable twice-signed example. Starting Bid $200

“Love is the law, love under will”—extremely rare letter from “A. Crowley,” written from his newly opened Collegium ad Spiritum Sanctum 786. Aleister Crowley Typed Letter Signed.

English occultist, ceremonial magician, painter, mountaineer, and prolific writer (1875–1947) who founded the religion of Thelema, identifying himself as the prophet entrusted with guiding humanity into the Æon of Horus in the early 20th century. TLS signed “A. Crowley,” one page, 9 x 5.75, November 2, 1920. Written from the Collegium ad Spiritum Sanctum in Cefalu, Sicily, a letter to the publishing house George Bell & Sons, in part: “You will by now have received the balance of the account due to you. I have transferred my interests in the stock to the Collegium ad Spiritum Sanctum and authorize you to deliver same to their order. Love is the law, love under will.” In very good to fine condition, with scattered light staining and creasing. The first Crowley letter that we have ever offered. Starting Bid $300

788. Charles Dickens Signed Free Frank. Hand-addressed

and free-franked mailing panel, 4.5 x 3, addressed by Dickens to “Edward Du Bois, 16 Strand Street,” and franked in the lower left, “Charles Dickens.” Postmarked April 2, 1841. In fine condition, with light soiling. Dubois was an English wit and man of letters, known for contributions to the Morning Chronicle, The Observer, and the Monthly Mirror. Starting Bid $200

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787. Charles Dickens Signature. Ink signature, “Faithfully

yours, Charles Dickens, Tremont House, Boston, Fourth February, 1842,” on an off-white 4.75 x 2.75 sheet. In fine condition, with a central vertical fold. Dickens stayed at Tremont House in Boston from January 22 through February 5, which marked the beginning of his very first American tour. As word spread of the internationally renowned author’s presence, the city buzzed with excitement: masses of enlivened fans grew anxious to greet him; publishers scrambled to reprint editions of his work; newspapers lauded his masterful writing; and enterprising locals produced commemorative trinkets and decorations to capitalize on the occasion. Starting Bid $200

The prolific frontier author chronicles his wagon train trek through Arizona

789. Zane Grey’s Handwritten Diary. Zane Grey’s handwritten diary from a trip to Arizona to the Beaver Dam Canyon in Eastern Nevada, 75 pages in ink and pencil, 3.5 x 5, dated from September 25–November 4, [1919-1920?]. His journey begins, in part: “We left Flagstaff on Sept. 15 with the largest outfit I ever got together. 21 horses, 3 wagons and we had grain hauled extra from Winslow so far as it could be brought by truck.” He discusses the weather throughout the journey, sights and experiences along the route, and the people he traveled with. In fine condition. A fascinating firsthand account of a Western journey by the well-known author, whose tales of the American West have captivated readers for over a century. Starting Bid $200

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791. Herman Melville Signature. Scarce ink signature, “Her-

man Melville,” on an off-white 2.75 x .5 slip, nicely matted and framed with a portrait to an overall size of 11 x 16. In fine condition. A hugely desirable autograph from the author of Moby Dick, Typee, and Omoo. Starting Bid $200

“I shall most certainly not agree to have my work meddled with by an American” 792. George Bernard Shaw Typed Letter Signed. TLS signed “G. Bernard Shaw,” one page,

7 x 4.5, personal letterhead, January 30, 1937. Letter to Robert Messulam, in part: “A perfect picture is not possible. At all events I cannot design one. I do not write for the approval of all picture goers in all towns and in all spheres of life, but for people who have a cultivated taste for the particular class of work that my name is identified with. I shall most certainly not agree to have my work meddled with by an American or American-trained expert. If you want his work you need not come to me. If you want mine there is no occasion for his services. On the whole I think you had better conclude that you have come to the wrong shop.” In fine condition, with old adhesive remnants along one reverse edge. Starting Bid $200

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Accepting an invitation from Ralph Waldo Emerson, Thoreau agrees to lecture on his Cape Cod excursions

793. Henry David Thoreau Autograph Letter Signed. ALS signed “Henry D. Thoreau,” one page, 7.75 x 9.75, February

8, 1850. Handwritten letter to Charles Northend, written from Concord. In full: “I am informed by Mr. Emerson that you invite me through him to read a lecture on Cape Cod before your Lyceum on Monday the 18th. I will do so if you do not inform me of a different arrangement before that time. P.S. The illegibility of my MSSs is mainly owing to a steel pen to which I am unused.” In fine condition, with small old tape stains to the corners. On February 6th, Ralph Waldo Emerson had written to Thoreau on behalf of Charles Northend, requesting that he give a lecture on his travels in Cape Cod at the South Danvers Lyceum. Thoreau accepted the offer—$10 plus travel expenses—and delivered the talk on February 18th. In a preface to the lecture, which was a combination of three he had prepared on his Cape Cod sojourns, he excused any apparent disjointedness: ‘I purpose to read this evening as many extracts as the time will permit from a long account of a visit to Cape Cod made last October, particularly those parts relating two Nauset beach. As I had already condensed three lectures into two, and I am now invited to roll those two into one so as to give some sort of connected account of my journey, you can imagine how unconnected and incomplete this lecture may be.’ Thoreau would later compile the stories of these excursions in his 1865 work Cape Cod. With great references to Emerson and his famous Cape Cod trips, this is an ideal handwritten letter by Thoreau. Starting Bid $1000

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Tolstoy cites Dickens, Hugo, and Dostoevsky in his study of “the universal art”

794. Leo Tolstoy Signed Manuscript. Manuscript draft in Cyrillic for a portion of the fifteenth chapter of Leo Tolstoy’s 1897 essay ‘What Is Art?,’ five pages, 8.75 x 10.5, endorsed vertically in the margin of the first page, “Here are more changes in chapter XVI. All the rest was sent with [illegible], L. Tolstoy.” The text of the draft is predominately penned in another hand, with the addition of a couple words by Tolstoy. In small part: “The highest Christian art summons in people those feelings which, through love of God and one’s neighbor, draw them towards greater and greater union, which make them ready for and capable of such union. The art of the whole people, everyday art summons the feelings which show them that they are already united in the oneness of life’s joys and sorrows...If I were asked to point to examples of each of these kinds of art in modern art, then, as examples of the higher religious positive art and lower negative art in the written word I would point among more recent works to V. Hugo and his Misirables [sic], his Les pauvres gens, to almost all of the novellas, stories, and novels of Dickens: [A] Tale o[f] Two Cities, Scrouge [sic], [The] Chimes and others, to Uncle Tom’s Cabin; to Dostoevsky, most of all to his Dead House; to Adam [author] [Adam Vede and others] Bede and other works by George Eliot.” In fine condition, with scattered light stains. Starting Bid $500

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music Gounod’s setting of a major Christian hymn 835. Charles Gounod Autograph Musical Manuscript Signed. French composer (1818-

1893) best remembered for his composition of ‘Ave Maria.’ Handwritten musical manuscript by Charles Gounod, two pages, 10.25 x 14, signed and inscribed on the front of the first page in ink, “A Madame Louisa Brown, There is a green hill far away… Ch. Gounod, 9bre/70.” Gounod intricately pens more than 60 bars of piano music and lyrics to the Christian hymn. In very good condition, with scattered toning and chipping to the fragile edges. Accompanied by a custom-made folder, worn at the spine. Gounod reportedly considered it to be ‘the most perfect hymn in the English language,’ due in part to its striking simplicity. Starting Bid $200

Desirable multi-signed Walkin’ album with large ‘trumpeter’ sketch by Davis

836. Miles Davis Signed Album. Walkin’ compilation album by Miles Davis (Prestige – PRST 7608), signed on the front cover in black felt tip, “Miles!,” who adds a large sketch of a trumpet player in multicolored felt tip. The album is also signed by Herbie Hancock, Jimmy Cobb, Ndugu Chancler, and Michael Henderson. In fine condition. The record is included. Starting Bid $300

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Rare leatherbound limited edition of Porgy and Bess, signed by the Gershwins, Heyward, and Mamoulian 837. George and Ira Gershwin Signed Book.

Signed book: Porgy and Bess. First edition, limited issue, numbered 15/250. NY: Random House, 1935. Hardcover bound in full red morocco, 9.75 x 12.5, 559 pages. Signed on the colophon in fountain pen by George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, librettist Dubose Heyward, and director Rouben Mamoulian. Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG/None, with cracked hinges and light edgewear. Accompanied by a linen slipcase for Porgy and Bess, which, written as an ‘American folk opera’ according to George Gershwin, made its premiere on Broadway in the fall of 1935, and later toured several eastern cities. Although deemed a commercial failure during its initial run, it is now regarded as one of the most important American operas of the 20th century. Starting Bid $300

1960 European tour program with Blakey, Timmons, and the elusive Lee Morgan

838. Lee Morgan and Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers Signed Program. Original program for the European Tour of

Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers in December 1960, 7.75 x 8.25, signed inside in blue ballpoint, “Lee Morgan” and “Thanks, Art Blakey, Drums,” and on the front cover, “Thanks, Art Blakey, Drums” and “Bobby Timmons.” Also signed on a different inner page in red ballpoint by Blakey. In fine condition. Lee Morgan (1938–1972), a jazz trumpeter and composer known for his song ‘The Sidewinder,’ was shot and killed at the age of 33 by his common-law wife after a confrontation at Slugs’ Saloon in NYC. His autograph is thus exceedingly rare. Starting Bid $300

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A 1977 ‘diary note’ from Angus Young to his girlfriend

839. AC/DC: Angus Young. Page from the diary of Lee Widdows, the girlfriend of AC/DC guitarist Angus Young, who has added a signed handwritten note at the bottom, “I can’t stand that guy in the school suit but he is good for a laugh, Angus, AC/ DC.” The diary page dates to July 1977, with both sides filled out by Widdows, who makes numerous mentions of Angus, Malcolm Young, and Cliff Williams. In fine condition. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks. Starting Bid $200

The first official single pressing to feature the classic Fab Four lineup

840. Beatles 45 RPM Demonstration Single for ‘Love Me Do’. Extremely rare Parlophone ‘A-label’ 45 RPM demonstration single of ‘Love Me Do’ / ‘P.S. I Love You’ by the Beatles, with “McArtney” misspelling and catalogue number “45–R 4949.” This unique demo was the first official pressing featuring John, Paul, George, and Ringo on the same single, (pressed in September 1962), and only 250 copies of the disc were produced and sent to radio stations for promotion. Record label matrix numbers on side A (7XCE 17144 1N) and B (7XCE 17145 1N), with stamped tax codes of “ZT” and “JR.” Includes the original blue-and-white ‘Top Pop’ sleeve. In fine condition. Starting Bid $1000

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Rare and spectacular fully signed 1963 Beatles Monthly

841. Beatles Signed ‘Beatles Book’ from October 1963. Monthly copy of The Beatles Book from October 1963, No.

3, 22 pages, 6 x 8.25, with the front cover depicting the Beatles playing in a swimming pool, signed in ballpoint by John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison. In fine condition, with corner creasing and light handling wear. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks, which states that the signatures were obtained on December 15, 1963, during rehearsals for the Beatles’ appearance on Thank Your Lucky Stars at Alpha Television Studios, Aston, Birmingham, England. On this Merseyside edition of Thank Your Lucky Stars, the Beatles mimed performances of ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand,’ ‘All My Loving,’ ‘Twist and Shout,’ and ‘She Loves You.’ Also included is a letter of provenance from the cousin of the original recipient: “My cousin Alan Bailey worked on ‘Thank Your Lucky Stars’ during the 1960’s. He acquired these autographs during rehearsals.” Boasting great imagery and strong signatures, this is a wholly uncommon vintage Beatles booklet from the height of ‘Beatlemania.’ Starting Bid $1000

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842. Beatles Signatures. Miniature vintage autograph album, 3.25 x 2, signed inside on adjacent pages in crisp ballpoint by the Beatles—“George Harrison” and “Ringo Starr,” and “Beatles Paul McCartney” and “John Lennon.” The consignor notes that the signatures date to 1963. In fine condition, with wear to album that in no way affects the signed pages. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks. Starting Bid $1000

Super early Fab Four signatures with Bruce Channel, whose #1 hit inspired Lennon’s harmonica playing 843. Beatles and Bruce Channel Signatures. 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, also signed by Bruce Channel. In fine condition, with an old tape stain along the left edge, easily matted out. At the height of his fame around 1962, Bruce 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 a couple of times, making this quite an uncommon combination. Starting Bid $1000

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Rare signed copy of Harrison’s debut masterpiece, All Things Must Pass

844. Beatles: George Harrison. All Things

Must Pass album by George Harrison, who has signed the front of the box in black ink and added an Om symbol. In fine condition, with some light toning and soiling. The records are included. Signed copies of All Things Must Pass, Harrison’s first solo album recorded and released after the breakup of the Beatles, are exceedingly rare and highly sought after—this being our first example in nearly 14 years. Starting Bid $200

845. Beatles: Paul and Linda McCartney Signatures.

Ballpoint signatures, “Paul McCartney” and “love from, Linda McCartney,” on an offwhite 4.25 x 6.75 sheet of notebook paper. The consignor notes that the signatures date to the late 1970s. In fine condition, with a central horizontal fold. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks. Starting Bid $200

846. Eric Clapton and Band Signed Album. UK double

vinyl pressing of the 1980 Eric Clapton album Just One Night, signed nicely on the lower front cover in blue ballpoint by Eric Clapton, and in black felt tip by Albert Lee, Dave Markee, Chris Stainton, and Henry Spinetti. In fine condition. The records are included. The autographs were obtained during the Just One Night Tour in Malmo, Sweden on October 13, 1981, prior to Clapton’s performance at Olympen in Lund, Sweden. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks, and by a copy of an e-mail from the original recipient. Starting Bid $200

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Bringing It All Back Home, signed in person at London’s O2 Arena 847. Bob Dylan Signed Album. Bringing It All Back Home album signed on the front cover in blue ballpoint by Bob Dylan. In fine condition. The record is included. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from the original recipient, in part: “I have been a Bob Dylan ‘fanatic since teenage years and in 2009 I bought tickets for myself and my wife to see his concert at the O2 Arena, London, on Saturday 24/4/2009…After a morning in the British Museum, we came back to the hotel for lunch and I insisted on going across the river and check out the ‘practicalities of getting into the Arena later that evening…I took 2 LPs, on the offchance we might see someone of interest…All I can then recall is my wife exclaiming: ‘It’s him!’ and I immediately ran to the back of a group about 80 yards in front of us…I lost sight of my wife as I tried to stay in the ‘scrum’ of people trying to get his attention and I was overwhelmed when he took the LP and quickly signed it without looking up.” Starting Bid $500

848. Bob Dylan Signed ‘Three Chairs’ Giclee Print. Vibrant limited edition color 22 x 27.5 giclee print entitled ‘Three Chairs,’ numbered 70/295, signed in the lower right corner in pencil, “Bob Dylan.” Published as part of The Drawn Blank Series, Washington Green/Black Buffalo Artworks, 2011. In fine condition, with a small crease to the lower right corner tip. Accompanied by the original folder and by a certificate of authenticity from Washington Green Fine Art. Starting Bid $200

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849. The Eagles Signed Acoustic Guitar. Gorgeous Takamine G Series (GS-

330S) acoustic guitar with a natural finish, signed neatly on the body in black felt tip by Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Glenn Frey, and Timothy B. Schmit. In very fine condition. Accompanied by a handsome Takamine hardshell carrying case, which bears some trivial outer wear. Starting Bid $300

Super rare fully signed Led Zeppelin III

850. Led Zeppelin Signed Album. Led Zeppelin III album (UK pressing) signed on the reverse in ballpoint by Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, and John Bonham. The signatures date to around the time of the album’s release. In fine condition, with the gloss on the back cover lightly sanded off to aid in ink adhesion. The record is included. With tracks like ‘Immigrant Song,’ ‘Since I’ve Been Loving You,’ ‘Gallows Pole,’ and ‘Bron-Y-Aur Stomp,’ Led Zeppelin III marked a turning point in the band’s sound that blended electric hard rock with acoustic folk. The album hit number one on the charts in both the US and UK, and remains recognized as a classic today. This is a superb uninscribed example, fully signed with clear, vintage signatures. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks. Starting Bid $1000

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Full Led Zeppelin autographs on rare Swan Song display and Houses of the Holy album

851. Led Zeppelin Signed Album and Swan Song Display. Terrific pairing of signed Led Zeppelin items: a UK vinyl

pressing of the band’s fifth studio album, Houses of the Holy, which has been signed on the front cover in blue ballpoint by John Bonham; and a UK cardstock Swan Song record display, 12 x 12, which has been signed in blue ballpoint by Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, and John Paul Jones. The consignor notes the Bonham signature was obtained at a launch party for the album in a nightclub in Studley, the Midlands, and the Swan Song display signatures were obtained by Dave Lewis, editor and founder of the Led Zeppelin fanzine ‘Tight But Loose,’ at London’s Heathrow Airport on May 17, 1977, when the group were flying to the USA for the final leg of their last American tour. In overall fine condition. The record is included. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks. A stellar set of Zeppelin signatures just primed for display. Starting Bid $1000

854. Queen Signatures. Ballpoint signatures of Queen on three separate 5.5 x 4 album pages—“Freddie Mercury” and

“Brian May,” “Roger Taylor,” who adds “Queen” in block letters, and “John Deacon.” The consignor notes that the signatures were obtained at the Roundhouse hotel in Lansdowne, England on November 23, 1975, on the day that Queen were due to perform in nearby Bournemouth at the Winter Gardens. In fine condition, with skipping to May’s signature. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks, a concert ticket from the Winter Gardens performance, and a letter of provenance from the original recipient. Starting Bid $300

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Huge Presley portrait inscribed to Ed Sullivan

853. Elvis Presley Oversized Photograph Signed and Inscribed to Ed Sullivan. Incredible color semi-glossy 11

x 14 close-up photo of Elvis as he was pictured on the September 1956 front cover of TV Guide, signed and inscribed on the original ‘TV Guide Cover Portrait’ mat in black ballpoint, “To Mr. Ed Sullivan, My sincere thanks to a great guy, Thanks, Elvis Presley.” Attractively matted and framed to an overall size of 23.5 x 27. In fine condition. After successful appearances on The Milton Berle Show and the Dorsey Brothers’ Stage Show, Elvis was poised to make his premiere on the nation’s most popular variety program: The Ed Sullivan Show. The popular TV host knew that he had to feature Presley, then filming his first motion picture and riding high on his recently released debut LP. After a series of tough negotiations with Col. Tom Parker, Ed Sullivan had his man, signing him to a series of three performances in the summer of 1956 to the tune of $50,000—an unprecedented amount at the time—with Elvis’ first appearance taking place on September 9, 1956. A superlative piece of music history that unites two kings of pop culture. Starting Bid $1000

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855. Queen: Freddie Mercury. UK vinyl pressing of the 1975

Queen album A Night at the Opera, signed on the front cover in blue ballpoint, “Best wishes, Freddie Mercury.” The consignor notes that the signature was obtained at Pinewood studios, near London, England, in the late 1970s. In fine condition. The record is included. Accompanied by certificates of authenticity from Tracks and the Official International Queen Fan Club, and by a typed provenance note from the original recipient. Starting Bid $300

Huge original painting of the Stones’ iconic logo, rendered by its designer

856. Rolling Stones: John Pasche. British art designer (born

1945) best known for designing the Rolling Stones’ logo as a student in 1970. Original artwork of the iconic Rolling Stones ‘tongue and lips’ logo accomplished in gouache and pencil by John Pasche on a 31.5 x 31.5 sheet, signed below in pencil by the artist, “John Pasche.” In fine condition. An exceptional, oversized painting of one of the most iconic, instantly recognizable pop artworks of the modern era. Starting Bid $500

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857. Van Halen Signed Album. Beautiful example of Van

Halen’s sixth studio album 1984, signed on the front cover in gold and silver paint pen by all four original band members: David Lee Roth, Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, and Michael Anthony. This is an original first issue 1984 album from Japan (Cat# P-11369) released in 1983, and the un-played original record is included. In fine condition. Accompanied by full letters of authenticity from REAL and Walls of Sound. The consignor notes that the autographs were all obtained in person. Starting Bid $300

858. The Who: Keith Moon. UK vinyl pressing of the

1965 Who album My Generation, signed on his front cover image in blue ballpoint by Keith Moon. The consignor notes that the signature dates to the mid 1960s. In very good to fine condition, with tears, and an area of paper loss, to the right edge. The record is included. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks, and by a letter of provenance from the previous owner. Starting Bid $200

Stunning example of Jackson’s Thriller, one of the greatest albums in music history 859. Michael Jackson Signed Album. Thriller album

by Michael Jackson, who has signed prominently on the front cover in black felt tip. In fine to very fine condition. The record is included. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from REAL. A beautiful uninscribed example of Jackson’s landmark album. Starting Bid $300

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classic entertainment Over 200 of Hollywood’s iconic stars, including and more

933. Actors and Actresses Collection of (200+) Autographs. Superlative collection of over 200 signatures of

classic Hollywood actors and actresses, with the majority contained within a group of four vintage autograph albums, each 6.25 x 4.75, and the balance consisting of numerous loose formats such as photographs (ranging in size from 3.5 x 3.5 to 8 x 10), slips, sheets, and programs. Highlights include: Natalie Wood, Elizabeth Taylor, Peter Lorre, John Ford, Cole Porter, Dean Martin, Donna Reed, Thomas Mitchell, Pier Angeli, Desi Arnaz, Lena Horne, James Cagney, Buster Crabbe, John Carradine, Vincent Price, Charlton Heston, and many more. In overall fine condition. Includes a collection of over 130 vintage glossy candid photos, 3.5 x 3.5 to 5 x 3.5, each depicting an actor or actress at the time of signing. An exceptional assortment of classic Hollywood signatures boasted by an array of unique candid portraits.

Accompanied by a copy of a letter of provenance from the original recipient, Sondra McLean, who as a teenager collected celebrity signatures in the MGM parking lot during the summers of 1954, 1955, and 1956. Starting Bid $200

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Rare early portrait of Floyd the barber

934. The Andy Griffith Show: Howard McNear Signed Photograph. Scarce vintage pearl-finish 6 x 8 photo of McNear early into his career, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “Always the best, for my friend, Alberto, Sincerely, Howard McNear.” Lower portion signed in white ink by a Sykes Studio photographer. In fine condition, with trimmed edges, and a thin stain along the bottom edge. McNear remains elusive across all signed formats, and photos signed by him are virtually nonexistent. This particularly early example shows the actor decades before his memorable stint as chatty barber Floyd Lawson on The Andy Griffith Show—just the 2nd signed photo of McNear we have ever offered. Starting Bid $200

Rare Belushi photo inscribed to an Animal House extra

935. John Belushi Signed Photograph. Glossy 10 x 8 close-up photo of Belushi looking into the camera, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, “Marianne, Love, John Belushi.” In fine condition, with tiny tack holes to the top corners.

Accompanied by a letter of provenance from the recipient, Marianne Morino, an extra in the 1978 comedy National Lampoon’s Animal House, in part: “Belushi took to me. After-hours dining...allowed me to share the Hollywood stories my great aunt had told me of the most amazing Silent Era comedians...Mr. Belushi listened intently…he was fascinated by those first batch of Silent Era comedians.” Starting Bid $300

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Excellent in-person signed portrait of Brando

936. Marlon Brando Signed Photograph. Vintage glossy 8 x 10 studio photo of Brando from circa 1948, signed and inscribed in black ink, “To Sondra, Marlon Brando.” In fine condition, with a stain and emulsion loss to the upper right corner. Accompanied by a vintage glossy 5 x 3.5 photo of Brando taken at the time of signing and posing warmly with the recipient. A wonderful and boldly signed portrait of the brooding character actor backed by exceptional visual provenance. Accompanied by a copy of a letter of provenance from the original recipient, Sondra McLean, who as a teenager traveled by train from her hometown in Canada to Los Angeles, California, where she spent two-month-long vacations in the summers of 1954, 1955, and 1956. While staying with her cousin, whose residence was within walking distance from MGM Studios, McLean used the majority of her weekdays staking out the studio parking lot for the arrival and departure of Hollywood celebrities. McLean’s decision to photograph each movie star at the time of their signing elevates her collection into top-tier status. Starting Bid $200

937. Marlon Brando Signature. Vintage ink signature, “Marlon Brando,” on an off-white 6 x 3 sheet. In very fine condition. Clean, legible, and well-centered—Brando autographs simply don’t get any better. Includes a vintage glossy 5 x 3.5 candid photo of Brando at the time of signing. Accompanied by a copy of a letter of provenance from the original recipient, Sondra McLean, who as a teenager collected celebrity signatures in the MGM parking lot during the summers of 1954, 1955, and 1956. Starting Bid $200 150 |

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Coveted studio portrait of Dean with photographic evidence of signing, one month before his tragic passing

938. James Dean Signed Photograph. Vintage glossy 8 x 10 photo of Dean in a handsome studio portrait pose from circa 1953, signed and inscribed in green ink, “To Sondra, James Dean.” Lower portion bears a facsimile signature inherent to the original photograph. In very good to fine condition, with scattered creasing (and a heavier crease to the lower right), old tape residue in the borders, and a missing lower right corner tip. Accompanied by a vintage glossy 3.5 x 3.5 candid photo of Dean wearing sunglasses and smoking a cigarette at the time of signing, which the consignor dates to late August 1955, approximately one month before his untimely death. A brilliant signed photo of the iconic actor made all the more desirable by its unique visual provenance and its close proximity to Dean’s tragic end. Accompanied by a copy of a letter of provenance from the original recipient, Sondra McLean, who as a teenager collected celebrity signatures in the MGM parking lot during the summers of 1954, 1955, and 1956. Starting Bid $1000

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939. Federico Fellini Original Sketch. Original sketch by

Federico Fellini of a distracted male tennis player about to be plunked in the head with a ball, accomplished in ballpoint on an off-white 8.75 x 11 sheet, which is signed below, “Federico.” In fine condition, with light rippling and toning. Starting Bid $200

941. Greta Garbo Photograph by Clarence Sinclair Bull. Lovely vintage matte-finish 10 x 13 silver gelatin photograph of Greta Garbo by acclaimed Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer photographer Clarence Sinclair Bull for the 1935 film Anna Karenina. Reverse features a Bull credit stamp, which is numbered “815-X-140.” In very fine condition. Starting Bid $200

940. W. C. Fields Signed Photograph. Vintage matte-

finish 8 x 10 half-length photo of Fields posing with a cane on his shoulder, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, with Fields adding the inscription along the cane, “To Ray Sperry, Best wishes,” and his name on his pocket square, “W. C. Fields.” In fine to very fine condition. Ray Sperry was an actor and a stand-in for child actor and classmate Freddie Bartholomew in the movies Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936), Captain Courageous (1937) and others. He later worked as a screenwriter and then for Lockheed Vega in the aerospace industry. Starting Bid $200 152 |

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942. Greta Garbo Photograph by Clarence Sinclair Bull. Vintage matte-finish 10 x 13 silver gelatin photograph of Greta Garbo by acclaimed Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer photographer Clarence Sinclair Bull for the 1935 film Anna Karenina. Reverse features a Bull credit stamp, which is numbered “815X-139.” In very fine condition. Starting Bid $200


943. Cary Grant Signed Photograph. Vintage glossy 8 x 10.25 photo of Grant wearing a coat and trilby in a handsome up-close profile pose, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Norman! Cary Grant.” In very good to fine condition, with staining along the upper right edge. Starting Bid $200

The last will and testament of a legendary Hollywood director

944. Howard Hawks Document Signed. DS, signed

“Howard W. Hawks,” six pages, 8.5 x 13, August 18, 1948. The last will and testament of Howard Hawks, which reads, in part: “I, Howard W. Hawks, residing at 1150 Moraga Drive, in the City of Los Angeles, State of California, and being of sound and disposing mind and memory, and not acting under duress, menace, fraud, nor undue influence of any person whomsoever, do make, publish and declare this my last will and testament.” In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

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Cache of love letters from Howard Hughes to actress Billie Dove

294. Howard Hughes Collection of (13) Handwritten Letters to Actress Billie Dove. Rare collection of 13 hand-

written letters sent by Howard Hughes to his girlfriend, silent screen star Billie Dove, consisting of 19 total pages, ranging in size from 5.5 x 4.75 to 7 x 9.25, none dated but circa 1929 to 1932, with four signed as “Howard,” and the balance signed either as “Yes” or “B.” The majority of the letters are written in pencil, with Hughes addressing the salutation to either “B,” “Bum,” or “D.” Quotidian in nature, the letters offer a glimpse into the tender three-year romance shared between Hughes and Dove, with the former routinely sweet and apologetic, his hectic lifestyle a pointed strain both on their relationship and his own health and sleeping habits.

Also included with the correspondence: several pages of handwritten notes from Dove; five telegrams from Hughes to Dove, dating to 1932 and 1936; an Xmas gift tag annotated by Hughes: “For my B”; a group of four notes penned in Hughes’s hand, including: “Take a look at the teeth of all the women here to-night” and “Do you think this needs a doctor? Personally, I like it the way it is”; a typed poem entitled “I Feel like You Feel”; an unsigned typed letter from Hughes to Dove dated October 17, 1931; an original Xmas card from Hughes; a vintage matte-finish portrait of Hughes; and two original negatives of Hughes on a boat (with matching glossy photos). In overall very good to fine condition. Accompanied by numerous original mailing envelopes, as well as full letters of authenticity from PSA/DNA for all 13 of Hughes’s letters. Starting Bid $500 154 |

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Stunning Hepburn portrait inscribed to the War and Peace director

945. Audrey Hepburn Oversized Photograph Signed and Inscribed to King Vidor. Magnificent oversized vintage matte-finish 15.5 x 19.5 close-up portrait of Hepburn captured circa 1956 by War and Peace cinematographer Jack Cardiff, beautifully signed and inscribed in fountain by Hepburn to the film’s director King Vidor, “For my King, with love and and love, Audrey.” Attractively archivally double-matted and framed to an overall size of 26 x 30. In very fine condition.

Directed by King Vidor, the 1956 film War and Peace, adapted from Leo Tolstoy iconic novel, starred Audrey Hepburn in the leading role as Natasha Rostova. The acclaimed film earned Oscar nominations for Best Director, Best Cinematography (Color), and Best Costume Design (Color). It won the Golden Globe for Best Foreign-Language Film, and Hepburn and Vidor both received Golden Globe nominations for their individual contributions. As a mammoth, sharp portrait of the iconic Hollywood star inscribed to her great director, this is an absolutely unique, one-of-a-kind piece of entertainment history. Starting Bid $1000

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946. Audrey Hepburn Signed Photograph. Classic vintage glossy 3.75

x 5.75 photo of the beautiful actress, signed in the lower border in ink, “Audrey Hepburn.” In very good to fine condition, with areas of light scuffing to the emulsion, and some old mounting remnants on the back. Starting Bid $200

The breathtaking Grace Kelly 947. Grace Kelly Signed Photograph. Vintage

matte-finish 8 x 10 MGM studio portrait of Grace Kelly in glamorous closeup from behind white fur, signed nicely in black ink. Reverse bears an MGM stamp. In fine condition, with old tape stains in the borders, which could easily be matted out to create a stunning display. Includes three vintage glossy 5 x 3.5 candid photos of Kelly taken at the time of signing. A stunning uninscribed photo of the stunning Oscar-winning actress. Accompanied by a copy of a letter of provenance from the original recipient, Sondra McLean, who as a teenager traveled by train from her hometown in Canada to Los Angeles, California, where she spent two-month-long vacations in the summers of 1954, 1955, and 1956. While staying with her cousin, whose residence was within walking distance from MGM Studios, McLean used the majority of her weekdays staking out the studio parking lot for the arrival and departure of Hollywood celebrities. McLean’s decision to photograph each movie star at the time of their signing elevates her collection into top-tier status. Starting Bid $200 156 |

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948. Laurel and Hardy Document Signed. DS, signed “Stan Laurel” and “Oliver Hardy,” two pages, 8.5 x 11, May 15, 1944. Letter referencing an amended contract between Laurel and Hardy Feature Productions and the Twentieth CenturyFox Film Corporation, which relates to Laurel and Hardy’s availability for a second motion picture, as well as the timeframes of their contractual obligations. Signed twice at the conclusion by Laurel, and once by Hardy. In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

Stunning oversized Lombard portrait inscribed to Barron Polan

“From your lonesome and loving Groucho”

949. Carole Lombard Signed Oversized Photograph.

950. Groucho Marx Typed Letter Signed. TLS signed

Captivating vintage matte-finish 11 x 14 photo of Lombard posing against a wall during a 1939 photo shoot, signed and inscribed in green fountain pen to Barron Polan (assistant to The Wizard of Oz producer Mervyn LeRoy), “To Barron, wishing the very best always, Carole.” In very good to fine condition, with silvering to some of the darker areas of the image. Starting Bid $200

in pencil as “Groucho,” one page, 8.5 x 11, circa 1930s. Letter to his family, “Svenskie, Arthur, Miriam and Mother,” in part: “To night I have the glooms, and the best way to chase them is to write you all a letter. I am up again after three days in bed and two in the house, and don’t feel particularly good...I am afraid the life of a carefree bachelor is a little too much for one of my sedentary disposition and temperament, and I yearn for the fireplace and slippers and its attendant joys.” In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

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951. David O. Selznick Signed Photograph. Vintage

matte-finish 7.75 x 9.75 photo of Selznick on set, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “For Frances! The face she tolerated with such graciousness and charm, for such a long time! David O. Selznick.” Affixed to a larger mount, and double-matted to an overall size of 14 x 18. In fine condition, with light contrast to the inscription against the dark image. Starting Bid $200

952. Star Wars Signed Oversized Photograph. Color satin-finish 11 x 14 photo of the main cast from Return of the Jedi, signed in blue felt tip by Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, who adds “C-3PO,” Kenny Baker, who adds “R2-D2,” and Peter Mayhew, who adds “Chewbacca,” and in silver ink by Mark Hamill. In fine condition, with slight evidence of a possibly-removed Hamill inscription. Starting Bid $200

954. Elizabeth Taylor Signed Photograph. Vintage glossy 8 x 10 photo of the classic leading lady early into her career, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint, “To Sondra, Elizabeth Taylor.” In very good to fine condition, with scattered creasing, heaviest to the lower corners. Accompanied by a vintage glossy 5 x 3.5 candid photo of Taylor taken at the time of signing. Accompanied by a copy of a letter of provenance from the original recipient, Sondra McLean, who as a teenager collected celebrity signatures in the MGM parking lot during the summers of 1954, 1955, and 1956. Starting Bid $200

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953. Glenn Strange Signed Photograph. Original glossy 10 x 8 promo still featuring Strange as Frankenstein’s Monster in the 1945 Universal horror film House of Dracula, signed in black felt tip by Glenn Strange. In fine condition, with scattered light creasing. Starting Bid $200

956. John Wayne Signed Photograph. Simply ideal vintage glossy 7.75 x 9.75 studio photo of a young John Wayne dressed in Western attire and holding a cigarette, signed and inscribed in blue fountain pen, “Good luck, Johnny, John Wayne.” Attractively cloth-matted and framed with distressed wood to an overall size of 18.25 x 20. In very good to fine condition, with scattered creasing, including a diagonal crease passing through Wayne’s jaw line. Starting Bid $200

955. Titanic Movie Prop Life Jacket. Beige

fabric life jacket used as a prop in the epic Oscarwinning 1997 film Titanic, measuring 26.5″ in length and 15.5″ in width, with four cloth ties and the front and back both featuring a set of six flotation squares. Includes the original shipping box. In fine condition. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Twentieth Century Fox, marked in ink, “Life Jacket, Used in sinking scenes,” and stating: “This certifies that this motion picture prop is one of a limited number of authentic props created for the theatrical motion picture TITANIC directed by James Cameron.” Starting Bid $200

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11. James Madison and James Monroe Document Signed as President and Secretary of State Starting Bid $200

42. U. S. Grant Signature Starting Bid $200

59. Franklin D. Roosevelt Signed White House Card as President Starting Bid $200

77. Bill Clinton Signed Oversized Photograph Starting Bid $200

82. John Quincy Adams and Henry Clay Document Signed as President and Secretary of State Starting Bid $200

83. Chester A. Arthur Document Signed as President Starting Bid $200

84. Chester A. Arthur Document Signed Starting Bid $200

85. Joe Biden Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

86. James Buchanan Document Signed Starting Bid $200

87. James Buchanan Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

88. James Buchanan Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

89. James Buchanan Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

90. George Bush TwiceSigned Pass Starting Bid $200

91. George Bush Autograph 92. George Bush Autograph Letter Signed as President Letter Signed Starting Bid $200 Starting Bid $200

93. George Bush Briefing Book Starting Bid $200


94. George Bush Typed Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

95. George Bush Typed Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

96. George Bush Typed Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

97. Jimmy Carter Typed Letter Signed as President Starting Bid $200

98. Jimmy Carter (6) Signed Books Starting Bid $200

99. Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford, and Jonas Salk Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

100. Grover Cleveland Autograph Document Signed Starting Bid $200

101. Grover Cleveland Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

102. Grover Cleveland Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

103. Grover Cleveland Typed Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

104. Bill Clinton Typed Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

105. Bill Clinton Typed Letter Signed as President Starting Bid $200

106. Bill Clinton Typed Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

107. Bill Clinton Signed Postcard Starting Bid $200

108. Bill and Hillary Clinton Signed Souvenir Oath of O!ce Starting Bid $200

109. Hillary Clinton (4) Signed Books Starting Bid $200


110. Calvin Coolidge Typed Letter Signed as President Starting Bid $200

111. Calvin Coolidge Typed 112. Calvin Coolidge Signed Letter Signed as President Photograph Starting Bid $200 Starting Bid $200

113. Calvin Coolidge Typed Letter Signed as President Starting Bid $200

114. Calvin Coolidge Document Signed as President Starting Bid $200

115. Dwight D. Eisenhower Signed White House Card as President Starting Bid $200

116. Dwight D. Eisenhower Typed Letter Signed as President Starting Bid $200

117. Dwight D. Eisenhower Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

118. Dwight D. Eisenhower Typed Letter Signed as President Starting Bid $200

119. Dwight D. Eisenhower Typed Letter Signed as President to Gen. Anthony McAuliffe Starting Bid $200

120. Dwight D. Eisenhower Typed Letter Signed as President Starting Bid $200

121. Dwight D. Eisenhower (2) Typed Letters Signed Starting Bid $200

122. Dwight D. Eisenhower Typed Letter Signed as President Starting Bid $200

123. Dwight D. Eisenhower Signed Photograph as President Starting Bid $200

124. Mamie Eisenhower Typed Letter Signed as First Lady Starting Bid $200

125. Millard Fillmore Letter Signed as President Starting Bid $200


126. Millard Fillmore Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

127. Millard Fillmore Autograph Endorsement Signed as President Starting Bid $200

128. Millard Fillmore Signed Book Page Starting Bid $200

129. First Ladies: Kennedy and Eisenhower Signed Envelopes Starting Bid $200

130. Gerald Ford Typed Letter Signed as President Starting Bid $200

131. Gerald Ford Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

132. Gerald Ford (3) Typed Letters Signed Starting Bid $200

133. Gerald Ford Typed Letter Signed as President Starting Bid $200

134. James A. Garfield Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

135. James A. Garfield Signature Starting Bid $200

136. James A. Garfield Free Frank Starting Bid $200

137. James Garfield: Wayne MacVeagh Starting Bid $200

138. Death of U. S. Grant General Orders Starting Bid $200

139. Warren G. Harding Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

140. Warren G. Harding Typed Letter Signed as President Starting Bid $200

141. Warren G. Harding Document Signed Starting Bid $200


142. Warren G. Harding Document Signed as President Starting Bid $200

143. Benjamin Harrison Document Signed as President Starting Bid $200

144. Benjamin Harrison Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

145. Benjamin Harrison Signed Check Starting Bid $200

146. Benjamin Harrison Typed Letter Signed as President Starting Bid $200

147. Rutherford B. Hayes Autograph Letter Signed as President Starting Bid $200

148. Rutherford B. Hayes Signed Executive Mansion Card Starting Bid $200

149. Rutherford B. Hayes Document Signed as President Starting Bid $200

150. Rutherford B. Hayes Signed Executive Mansion Card Starting Bid $200

151. Rutherford B. Hayes Document Signed as President Starting Bid $200

152. Rutherford B. Hayes Document Signed Starting Bid $200

153. Herbert Hoover Typed Letter Signed as President Starting Bid $200

154. Herbert Hoover Signed Book Starting Bid $200

155. Herbert Hoover Signature Starting Bid $200

156. Herbert Hoover Signed Photograph and Typed Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

157. Herbert Hoover Typed Letter Signed Starting Bid $200


158. Andrew Jackson Document Signed as President Starting Bid $200

159. Lyndon B. Johnson Autograph Note Signed Starting Bid $200

160. Lyndon B. Johnson Typed Letter Signed as President Starting Bid $200

161. Lyndon B. Johnson Typed Letter Signed as President Starting Bid $200

162. Lyndon B. Johnson Typed Letter Signed as President Starting Bid $200

163. Lyndon B. Johnson Typed Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

164. John and Jacqueline Kennedy 1963 Easter Photograph and Assassination-Dated Mailing Envelope Starting Bid $200

165. John F. Kennedy Bookplate Starting Bid $200

166. John F. Kennedy

167. John F. Kennedy

168. John F. Kennedy

Photoengraver's Plate

Photoengraver's Plate

Photoengraver's Plate

Starting Bid $100

Starting Bid $100

Starting Bid $100

169. John F. Kennedy: Lot of (10) Signed Books Related to the Life and Death of JFK Starting Bid $200

170. Abraham Lincoln Bust by Joseph A. Bailly Starting Bid $200

171. Dolley Madison Signed Free Frank Starting Bid $200

172. James Madison Document Signed as President Starting Bid $200

173. James Madison and James Monroe 'Letter of Marque' Document Starting Bid $200


174. William McKinley Document Signed as President Starting Bid $200

175. William McKinley Document Signed as President Starting Bid $200

176. William McKinley Typed Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

177. William McKinley Typed Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

178. James Monroe Document Signed as President Starting Bid $200

179. James Monroe Document Signed as President Starting Bid $200

180. Richard Nixon Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

181. Richard Nixon Typed Letter Signed as President Starting Bid $200

182. Richard Nixon Photograph Starting Bid $200

183. Richard Nixon Typed Letter Signed as President Starting Bid $200

184. Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger Signed Program Starting Bid $200

185. Nixon, Carter, and Bush (5) Signed Books Starting Bid $200

186. Barack Obama Signed Golf Score Card Starting Bid $200

187. Barack Obama Signed Mock Wanted Poster Starting Bid $200

188. Barack Obama Signed Booklet Starting Bid $200

189. Barack Obama Signed Mock Birth Certificate Starting Bid $200


190. Barack Obama Signed Book Starting Bid $200

191. Barack Obama Signed Book Starting Bid $200

192. Barack Obama Signed 2008 Campaign Sign Starting Bid $200

193. Franklin Pierce Document Signed as President Starting Bid $200

194. Franklin Pierce Document Signed as President Starting Bid $200

195. Franklin Pierce Autograph Letter Signed as President Starting Bid $200

196. Franklin Pierce Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

197. Ronald Reagan Typed Letter Signed as President Starting Bid $200

198. Ronald Reagan Autograph Note Signed Starting Bid $200

199. Ronald Reagan Typed Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

200. Ronald Reagan Signed Invitation Starting Bid $200

201. Eleanor Roosevelt Typed Letter Signed as First Lady Starting Bid $200

202. Eleanor Roosevelt Signed White House Card Starting Bid $200

203. Franklin D. Roosevelt Signed Book Starting Bid $200

204. Franklin D. Roosevelt Typed Letter Signed as President Starting Bid $200

205. Franklin D. Roosevelt Typed Letter Signed as President Starting Bid $200


206. Franklin D. Roosevelt Typed Letter Signed as President Starting Bid $200

207. Franklin D. Roosevelt Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

208. Franklin D. Roosevelt Typed Letter Signed as President Starting Bid $200

209. Franklin D. Roosevelt Signature Starting Bid $200

210. Franklin D. Roosevelt Typed Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

211. Franklin D. Roosevelt Document Signed as President Starting Bid $200

212. Theodore Roosevelt Typed Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

213. William H. Taft Typed Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

214. William H. Taft Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

215. William H. Taft Document Signed as President Starting Bid $200

216. William H. Taft Typed Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

217. William H. Taft Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

218. William H. Taft Document Signed as President Starting Bid $200

219. Harry and Bess Truman 220. Harry S. Truman Typed Signed Photograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200 Starting Bid $200

221. Harry S. Truman Typed Letter Signed Starting Bid $200


222. Harry S. Truman Inaugural Ephemera Starting Bid $200

226. John Tyler Free Frank Starting Bid $200

223. Harry S. Truman Typed 224. Harry S. Truman Typed Letter Signed Letter Signed Starting Bid $200 Starting Bid $200

227. John Tyler Autograph Letter Signed as President Starting Bid $200

228. Martin Van Buren Document Signed as President Starting Bid $200

225. Harry S. Truman, Richard Nixon, and Gerald Ford Typed Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

229. Martin Van Buren Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

230. White House 1927 Wood Candlesticks Starting Bid $200

231. Woodrow Wilson Typed 232. Woodrow Wilson Typed 233. Woodrow Wilson Typed Letter Signed as President Letter Signed as President Letter Signed as President Starting Bid $200 Starting Bid $200 Starting Bid $200

234. Woodrow Wilson Document Signed as President Starting Bid $200

257. Philip Livingston Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

268. Caesar Rodney Document Signed Starting Bid $200

286. Kennedy Family Archive of (120) Photographs Starting Bid $200


292. P. T. Barnum Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

293. Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, and Herbert Hoover Starting Bid $200

298. Thomas Edison Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

299. Thomas Edison Signature Starting Bid $200

306. Robert H. Goddard Signature Starting Bid $200

313. Neville Chamberlain Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

314. Ze'ev Jabotinsky Signed Check Starting Bid $200

321. Titanic: George Rheims and the Duff-Gordons (2) Marconigrams Starting Bid $200

322. Titanic: Harold Cottam and Algernon Barkworth (2) Marconigrams Starting Bid $200

334. Apple: Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne Starting Bid $200

323. Titanic Disaster Senate 330. Kennedy Assassination Hearings Book (6) Original Dallas Crime Starting Bid $200 Lab Photographs Starting Bid $200

335. Apple: Steve Wozniak Starting Bid $200

336. Apple: Steve Wozniak Starting Bid $200

333. Frater Achad Signed Book Starting Bid $200

337. Apple: Steve Wozniak Starting Bid $100


338. John Avery, Jr. Signature Starting Bid $200

339. Josiah Bartlett Autograph Document Signed Starting Bid $200

340. Mavis Batey Autograph 341. David Ben-Gurion and Letter Signed Yitzhak Rabin Signed Books Starting Bid $100 Starting Bid $200

342. Annie Besant Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

343. Joseph Bonaparte Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

344. British Prime Ministers (3) Signed Books Starting Bid $200

345. British Prime Ministers: Eden and Home Starting Bid $200

346. Richard E. Byrd Signed Book and Carried-Postcard Starting Bid $200

347. Andy Card Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

348. Charles Carroll of Carrollton Signed Check Starting Bid $200

349. George Washington Carver Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

350. Vint Cerf (4) Signed Items Starting Bid $100

351. Henry Clay Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

352. George Clinton Signature Starting Bid $200

353. George Clymer Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200


354. George Clymer Document Signed Starting Bid $200

355. George Clymer Document Signed Starting Bid $200

356. George Clymer Document Signed Starting Bid $200

357. Archibald Cox Typed Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

358. Dalai Lama Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

359. Dalai Lama Signed Trading Card Starting Bid $200

360. Paul P. De La Gironiere: 1st Ed. Twenty Years in the Philippines Starting Bid $200

361. Declaration of Independence Print by R. R. Donnelley Starting Bid $200

362. DNA: James D. Watson Starting Bid $200

366. Frederick Douglass Signature Starting Bid $200

363. DNA: James D. Watson 364. DNA: James D. Watson Starting Bid $200 Starting Bid $200

367. James Duane Document Signed Starting Bid $200

368. Economics (6) Signed Books Starting Bid $200

365. Frederick Douglass Document Signed Starting Bid $200

369. Charles Edison (4) Signed Items Starting Bid $100


370. Thomas Edison Photograph Starting Bid $200

371. Albert Einstein Photograph Signed by Lotte Jacobi Starting Bid $200

372. William Ellery Signed Hand-Addressed Letter Starting Bid $200

373. William Ellery Signed Booklet: 'Solemn Review of the Custom of War' Starting Bid $200

374. William Ellery Signed Docketing Notation Starting Bid $200

375. Oliver Ellsworth Document Signed Starting Bid $200

376. Oliver Ellsworth Document Signed Starting Bid $200

377. Henry Flagler Document Signed Starting Bid $200

378. Frederick the Great Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

382. Elbridge Gerry Document Signed Starting Bid $200

379. Henry Clay Frick Typed 380. Milton Friedman Signed Letter Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200 Starting Bid $200

383. Elbridge Gerry Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

384. J. Paul Getty TwiceSigned Handwritten Wager Starting Bid $200

381. Rajiv Gandhi Signed First Day Cover Starting Bid $100

385. J. Paul Getty TwiceSigned Check Starting Bid $200


386. Barry Goldwater Signed Check Starting Bid $100

387. Jane Goodall Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

388. Jane Goodall (2) Signed Books Starting Bid $200

389. Jay Gould Document Signed Starting Bid $200

390. Horace Greeley Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

391. John Habersham Document Signed Starting Bid $200

392. Benjamin Harrison Document Signed Starting Bid $200

393. John Hart Signed Currency Starting Bid $200

394. Thomas Heyward, Jr. Document Signed Starting Bid $200

395. Edmund Hillary Signature Starting Bid $200

396. Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Signed Cover Starting Bid $200

397. William Hooper Signature Starting Bid $200

398. William Hooper Signed Currency Starting Bid $200

399. J. Edgar Hoover Typed Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

400. J. Edgar Hoover Typed Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

401. Stephen Hopkins Document Signed Starting Bid $200


402. Jedediah Huntington Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

403. Samuel Huntington Document Signed Starting Bid $200

404. Samuel Huntington Document Signed Starting Bid $200

405. Samuel Huntington and William Williams Document Signed Starting Bid $200

406. Thomas Hutchinson Signature Starting Bid $200

407. Thomas Hutchinson: Boston's New Brick Church Starting Bid $200

408. Joanna of Austria, Princess of Portugal Document Signed Starting Bid $200

409. Ingvar Kamprad Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

410. Caroline Kennedy (3) Signed Books Starting Bid $200

411. Robert F. Kennedy Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

412. Robert F. Kennedy Typed Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

413. Rose Kennedy Typed Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

414. Kennedy Assassination: Oswald Captors Signed Souvenir Typescript Starting Bid $200

415. Kennedy Assassination: White House Mailing Envelope from November 22, 1963 Starting Bid $200

416. Kennedy Assassination: Eugene Boone Starting Bid $200

417. Kennedy Assassination: Dr. Robert McClelland Original Sketch Starting Bid $200


418. Kennedy Assassination: Dr. Robert McClelland Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

419. Kennedy Assassination: Maurice 'Nick' McDonald Starting Bid $200

420. Kennedy Assassination: Maurice 'Nick' McDonald Starting Bid $200

421. Kennedy Assassination: Maurice 'Nick' McDonald Starting Bid $200

422. Kennedy Assassination: Malcolm Perry Starting Bid $200

423. Kennedy Family (3) Signed Items Starting Bid $100

424. Jack Kilby Sketch and Signature Starting Bid $200

425. King Charles IV of Spain Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

426. King George II Document Signed Starting Bid $200

427. King George IV Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

428. King George IV Document Signed Starting Bid $200

429. King George IV Letter Signed to King of the Two Sicilies Starting Bid $200

430. King Hussein Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

431. Edwin Land Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

432. Edward Livingston Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

433. Edward Livingston Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200


434. Guglielmo Marconi Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

435. Timothy Matlack Signed Lottery Ticket Starting Bid $200

436. John McCain Signed Book Starting Bid $200

437. Thomas McKean Signed Check Starting Bid $200

438. Thomas McKean Document Signed Starting Bid $200

439. Thomas McKean Document Signed Starting Bid $200

440. Thomas Melvill Document Signed Starting Bid $200

441. Thomas Mifflin Document Signed Starting Bid $200

442. Thomas Mifflin Document Signed Starting Bid $200

443. Henri Milne-Edwards Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

444. Mormonism: Catalog of Books, Early Newspapers and Pamphlets Collected by William Berrian Starting Bid $200

445. Gouverneur Morris Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

446. Robert Morris Document Signed Starting Bid $200

447. John Morton Signed Currency Starting Bid $200

448. Mountaineering (4) Signed Books Starting Bid $200

449. John Nash Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200


450. John Nash Signature Starting Bid $200

451. New York and Harlem Railroad Corporation Deed Starting Bid $200

454. Frederick North, Lord North Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

455. Robert Treat Paine Document Signed Starting Bid $200

456. Robert Treat Paine Autograph Document Signed Starting Bid $200

457. Timothy Pickering Document Signed Starting Bid $200

458. Pope Pius XII Document Signed Starting Bid $200

459. Francis Gary Powers Signed Check Starting Bid $200

460. Prince Paul and Princess Olga of Yugoslavia Signed Christmas Card Starting Bid $200

461. Princess Grace Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

462. George Pullman Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

463. Queen Mary of Teck Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

464. Queen Victoria Document Signed Starting Bid $200

465. Queen Victoria Signature Starting Bid $200

452. Nobel:

Nitroglycerin Aktiebolaget Stock Certificate

453. Adolf Erik Nordenskiold Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200


466. Yitzhak Rabin (3) Signed Items Starting Bid $100

467. Edmund Randolph Document Signed Starting Bid $200

468. Eliphalet Remington Signed Check Starting Bid $200

469. Al Ringling Signed Check Starting Bid $200

470. Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. Typed Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

471. George Ross Document Signed Starting Bid $200

472. George Ross Document Signed Starting Bid $200

473. Nathan Mayer Rothschild Document Signed Starting Bid $200

474. Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden Signatures Starting Bid $200

475. Dean Rusk Typed Quote Signed Starting Bid $100

476. Edward Rutledge Docketed Document Starting Bid $200

477. Glenn Seaborg Signed Photograph Starting Bid $100

478. Roger Sherman Autograph Document Signed Starting Bid $200

479. Roger Sherman Autograph Document Signed Starting Bid $200

480. James Smith Document 481. Billy Sunday Signature, Signed Helen Thompson Sunday Starting Bid $200 Signed Photograph, and Postcard (18) Collection Starting Bid $200


482. Texas Association Certificate Starting Bid $200

483. Margaret Thatcher Typed Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

484. William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

485. Matthew Thornton Autograph Document Signed Starting Bid $200

486. Samuel J. Tilden Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

487. Thomas Tudor Tucker Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

488. Rudolf Virchow Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

489. George Walton Document Signed Starting Bid $200

490. John Wanamaker Typed Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

491. Daniel Webster Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

492. Daniel Webster Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

493. William Williams Document Signed Starting Bid $200

494. William Williams and Jonathan Trumbull Autograph Document Signed Starting Bid $200

495. Henry Wilson Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

496. James Wilson Partial Autograph Document Signed Starting Bid $200

497. James Wilson Document Signed Starting Bid $200


498. Oliver Wolcott Autograph Document Signed Starting Bid $200

499. Oliver Wolcott Document Signed Starting Bid $200

500. Oliver Wolcott Document Signed Starting Bid $200

501. Oliver Wolcott Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

502. Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Document Signed Starting Bid $200

520. 509th Composite Group Signed Book Starting Bid $200

521. Nisbet Balfour Document Signed Starting Bid $200

524. Boston Massacre: Ebenezer Richardson Starting Bid $200

525. Arleigh Burke Typed Letter Signed Starting Bid $100

526. Pierce Butler Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

527. Gurden Chapin Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

528. Civil War: Thomas Belknap Starting Bid $200

529. Civil War: Virginia State Armory Document Signed Starting Bid $200

531. Confederacy: 1864 Non-Taxable Certificate Starting Bid $200

534. Jack Crawford Autograph Poem Signed Starting Bid $200

535. Henry Dearborn Document Signed Starting Bid $200


536. James H. Doolittle Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

537. Abner Doubleday: John S. McCalmont Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $100

541. William H. Emory Document Signed Starting Bid $200

542. Enola Gay Signed Scale Model and Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

543. Enola Gay Signed Print 544. Enola Gay Signed Book Starting Bid $200 Starting Bid $200

545. Enola Gay: Paul Tibbets Starting Bid $200

546. Enola Gay: Dutch Van Kirk Starting Bid $200

549. Frederick Funston Document Signed Starting Bid $200

550. William Grayson Autograph Document Signed Twice Starting Bid $200

551. William F. Halsey Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

552. Charles G. Harker Document Signed Starting Bid $200

553. Millard Harmon Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

554. Paul von Hindenburg Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

555. Iwo Jima: Joe Rosenthal Starting Bid $200

556. Iwo Jima: Joe Rosenthal Starting Bid $200


557. Thomas Jesup Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

558. Henry Knox Document Signed Starting Bid $200

559. Marquis de Lafayette Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

560. Benjamin Lincoln Document Signed Starting Bid $200

561. Benjamin Lincoln and Thomas Melvill Document Signed Starting Bid $200

563. Douglas MacArthur Signed Book Starting Bid $200

564. Joseph K. Mansfield Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

565. George Marquardt Hand-Addressed and Signed Mailing Envelope Starting Bid $200

566. George Marshall Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

568. Timothy Matlack Document Signed Starting Bid $200

569. Anthony McAuliffe Signed Airmail Cover Starting Bid $200

570. John Rodgers Meigs Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

571. Henry Morris Naglee Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

572. Chester Nimitz Typed Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

573. Innis N. Palmer Manuscript Orders Starting Bid $200

574. George S. Patton Signed Envelope Starting Bid $200


597. Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Signed Book Starting Bid $200

598. Alfred Pleasonton Document Signed Starting Bid $200

600. Ernie Pyle Signed Check Starting Bid $200

601. George D. Ramsey Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

602. James W. Ripley Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

603. John Rodgers Autograph Endorsement Signed Starting Bid $200

605. Philip H. Sheridan Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

606. William T. Sherman Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

607. William T. Sherman Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

608. William T. Sherman Signed Check Starting Bid $200

609. William Sprague Document Signed Starting Bid $200

610. George Henry Thomas Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

611. USS Covington: George P. Lord Starting Bid $200

612. USS Indianapolis Signed Book Starting Bid $200

613. Richard Varick Autograph Document Signed Starting Bid $200

614. Lew Wallace Signature Starting Bid $200


615. John L. Worden Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

616. World War II Aviation Signed Book Starting Bid $200

620. Jean Mermoz Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

623. Samuel P. Langley Typed Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

624. Anne Morrow Lindbergh Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

625. Chuck Yeager Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

626. Chuck Yeager (2) Signed Books Starting Bid $200

640. Buzz Aldrin Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

641. Buzz Aldrin Signed Replica Lunar Plaque Starting Bid $200

642. Buzz Aldrin Signed Print Starting Bid $200

643. Buzz Aldrin Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

644. Buzz Aldrin Signed Book Starting Bid $200

645. Apollo 10: Cernan and Stafford Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

646. Apollo 11 Raytheon Mission Analyzer Starting Bid $200

647. Apollo 14 Original 'Type 1' Photograph Starting Bid $200

648. Apollo 16 Raytheon Mission Analyzer Starting Bid $200


649. Apollo 17 Insurance 'Type' Cover Starting Bid $200

650. Apollo 17 Original 'Type 1' Photograph Starting Bid $200

651. Apollo 7 Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

652. Apollo 9 Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

653. Apollo Astronauts (6) Signed Books Starting Bid $200

654. Neil Armstrong Signed Photograph Starting Bid $300

655. Neil Armstrong Signature Starting Bid $200

656. Astronauts (8) Signed Books Starting Bid $200

657. Frank Borman Signed Oversized Photograph Starting Bid $200

658. Frank Borman Signed Oversized Photograph Starting Bid $200

659. Frank Borman Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

660. Scott Carpenter Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

661. Scott Carpenter Signed Photograph Starting Bid $100

662. Gene Cernan Signed Print Starting Bid $100

663. Michael Collins Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

664. Michael Collins Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200


665. Michael Collins Signed Pamphlet Starting Bid $200

666. Charles Conrad (5) Signed Checks Starting Bid $200

667. Gordon Cooper Signed 668. Cosmonauts (9) Signed Photograph Photographs Starting Bid $100 Starting Bid $200

669. Walt Cunningham Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

670. Walt Cunningham Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

671. Charlie Duke Signed Photograph Starting Bid $100

672. Yuri Gagarin Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

673. Yuri Gagarin Signed Stamp Starting Bid $200

674. Jim Irwin Signed Check Starting Bid $100

675. Vladimir Komarov Signed Postcard Photo Starting Bid $200

676. Chris Kraft (4) Signed Items Starting Bid $100

677. Chris Kraft and Glynn S. Lunney Starting Bid $100

678. Glynn Lunney (7) Signed Items Starting Bid $100

679. Edgar Mitchell Signed Patch Starting Bid $200

680. Edgar Mitchell Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200


681. Edgar Mitchell Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

682. Wally Schirra Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

683. Harrison Schmitt Autograph Quotation Signed and Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

684. Harrison Schmitt Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

685. Alan Shepard Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

686. Tom Stafford Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

687. Valentina Tereshkova (2) Signed Photographs Starting Bid $200

688. Valentina Tereshkova Signed Postcard Photo and Cover Starting Bid $200

689. Vostok Cosmonauts Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

690. Al Worden's 'NASA First' Philatelic Souvenirs Starting Bid $200

691. Al Worden's 'Red Adair' Zippo Lighter Starting Bid $200

692. Al Worden's Apollo 11 Bronze Medal Starting Bid $200

693. Al Worden's Apollo 15 Crew-Signed Cover Starting Bid $200

694. Al Worden's Apollo 15 Insurance Cover Starting Bid $200

695. Al Worden's Apollo Anniversary Medallions (3) Starting Bid $200

696. Al Worden's Collection of (7) Apollo 15 Covers Starting Bid $200


697. Al Worden's Copy of the Apollo 15 Lunar Module Timeline Book Starting Bid $200

698. Al Worden's Lot of (2) Signed Photographs Starting Bid $200

699. Al Worden's Lot of (3) Covers Signed by Apollo 15 Astronauts Starting Bid $200

700. Al Worden's Lot of (3) Life Magazines Starting Bid $200

701. Al Worden's Lot of (4) Medallions Starting Bid $200

702. Al Worden's Lot of (5) Signed 'Lunar Post Office' FDCs Starting Bid $200

703. Al Worden's Lot of (6) Air Force Medallions Starting Bid $200

704. Al Worden's Lot of (6) Medallions and Challenge Coins Starting Bid $200

705. Al Worden's Rex Hall Signed Book Starting Bid $200

706. Al Worden's Signed Book Starting Bid $200

707. Al Worden's Signed Book Starting Bid $200

708. Al Worden's Signed West Point Book Starting Bid $200

709. Al Worden's Test Pilot Pin, Diploma, and Patch Starting Bid $200

711. Giorgio de Chirico Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

722. 911: Thomas E. Franklin Signed Photograph Starting Bid $100

723. Ansel Adams Signed Book Starting Bid $200


724. Balthus Typed Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

725. Frederic Auguste Bartholdi Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

726. Gutzon Borglum Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

727. Antoine Bourdelle Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

728. Bernard Buffet Signed Postcard Starting Bid $200

729. Marc Chagall Handwritten Letter Starting Bid $200

730. Marc Chagall Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

731. Ralph Adams Cram Typed Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

732. Maurice Denis Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

733. Jean Dubuffet Typed Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

734. Francois Gerard Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

735. Hubert de Givenchy Signed Sketch Starting Bid $200

736. Al Hirschfeld Signed Cartoon and Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

737. Jean Lurcat Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

738. Frederic Remington Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

739. Norman Rockwell Signature Starting Bid $200


740. Elsa Schiaparelli Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

741. Jan Toorop Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

742. Horace Vernet Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

743. Maurice de Vlaminck Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

744. Andy Warhol Signed Book Starting Bid $200

745. World Trade Center Plate Starting Bid $200

748. Charles Addams Signed Sketch Starting Bid $200

749. Mel Blanc Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

750. Palmer Cox Signed Sketch Starting Bid $200

751. Darkwing Duck and Launchpad McQuack production cel from Darkwing Duck Starting Bid $200

752. Tummi Gummi production cel from Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears Starting Bid $200

753. Jack Elrod Signed Comic Strips Starting Bid $100

754. The Flintstones (7) Original Production Drawings Starting Bid $100

755. Friz Freleng Signed Limited Edition Cel: 'Speedy Gonzales' Starting Bid $200

756. Friz Freleng Signed Limited Edition Cel: 'Whirling Dervish: Tasmanian Devil' Starting Bid $200

757. Matt Groening Signed Book with Sketch Starting Bid $200


758. Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera Signed Limited Edition Cel: 'Teen Dream' Starting Bid $200

759. Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera Signed Limited Edition Cel: 'Jukebox Rock' Starting Bid $200

760. Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera Signed Limited Edition Cel: 'Bamm-Bamm Kisses Pebbles' Starting Bid $200

761. Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera Signed Limited Edition Cel: 'Escape from Ranger Smith' Starting Bid $200

762. Chuck Jones Signed Limited Edition Cel: 'Daffy Daddy' Starting Bid $200

763. Chuck Jones Signed Limited Edition Cel: 'Bugs & Bride II' Starting Bid $200

764. Chuck Jones Signed Limited Edition Cel: 'Bugs and Original Bugs' Starting Bid $200

765. Chuck Jones Signed Limited Edition Cel: 'Bugs Conductor' Starting Bid $200

766. Chuck Jones Signed Limited Edition Cel: 'Nite of Nites' Starting Bid $200

767. Chuck Jones Signed Limited Edition Cel: 'Just Married: Bugs and Bride' Starting Bid $200

768. Chuck Jones Signed Limited Edition Cel: 'Road Runner and Coyote Recipes' Starting Bid $200

769. Chuck Jones Signed Limited Edition Cel: 'Road Runner' Starting Bid $200

770. Bob Kane Signed Book Starting Bid $200

771. Lady and Tramp production cels from Lady and the Tramp Starting Bid $200

772. Stan Lee Signed Book Starting Bid $200

773. Jerry Siegel Signed Superman Comic Book Starting Bid $200


774. Jerry Siegel Typed Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

778. Tom and Jerry production cel from a Tom and Jerry cartoon Starting Bid $200

775. Tom production cel from Surf-Bored Cat signed by Chuck Jones Starting Bid $200

776. Baloo von Bruinwald XIII production cel from TaleSpin Starting Bid $200

779. Roo production cel 780. Tigger production cel from Winnie the Pooh and a from Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore Day for Eeyore Starting Bid $200 Starting Bid $200

777. Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello, and Michelangelo production cels from a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon Starting Bid $200

781. Winnie the Pooh production cel from Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore Starting Bid $200

790. Jack Kerouac Signed Check Starting Bid $200

795. Isaac Asimov Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

796. Théodore de Banville Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

797. Samuel Beckett Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

798. Edgar Rice Burroughs Signed Check Starting Bid $100

799. John Burroughs Signed Postcard Starting Bid $200

800. Truman Capote Signed Book Starting Bid $200

801. Colette Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200


802. James Fenimore Cooper Signed Check Starting Bid $200

803. Charles L. Dodgson Signature Starting Bid $200

804. John Dos Passos Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

805. John Dos Passos Signed and Hand-Corrected Typed Manuscript Fragment Starting Bid $200

806. Arthur Conan Doyle Signature Starting Bid $200

807. Andre Gide Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

808. Allen Ginsberg Autograph Note Signed Starting Bid $200

809. Graham Greene Typed Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

810. Zane Grey Original Annotated Photograph Starting Bid $200

811. Bret Harte Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

814. Julia Ward Howe Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

815. L. Ron Hubbard Typed Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

812. Oliver Wendell Holmes, 813. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Autograph Quotation Sr. Signed Photograph Signed Starting Bid $200 Starting Bid $200

816. Rudyard Kipling Signature Starting Bid $200

817. Klabund Signed Sketch Starting Bid $100


818. Sinclair Lewis Typed Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

819. Jack London Signed Check Starting Bid $200

820. Andre Malraux Handwritten Note Starting Bid $200

821. John Masefield Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

822. W. Somerset Maugham Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

823. W. Somerset Maugham Typed Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

824. Eugene O'Neill Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

825. Samuel Rogers Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

826. Dr. Seuss Signature Starting Bid $200

827. Harriet Beecher Stowe Autograph Quotation Signed Starting Bid $200

828. Alfred Lord Tennyson Signature Starting Bid $200

829. Alexandra Tolstoy Typed Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

830. Alexandra Tolstoy Typed Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

831. Evelyn Waugh Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

832. Eudora Welty and Katherine Anne Porter Signed Books Starting Bid $100

833. Emile Zola Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200


834. Emile Zola Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

860. Marian Anderson Signature Starting Bid $200

861. Jussi Bjorling Signature Starting Bid $200

862. Classical Musicians (3) Signed Items Starting Bid $100

863. Aaron Copland Signed Photograph and FDC Starting Bid $200

864. Edward Elgar Signature Starting Bid $200

865. Georges Enesco Signed Program Starting Bid $200

866. Jules Massenet Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

867. Jacques Offenbach Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

868. Giacomo Puccini Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

869. Dmitri Shostakovich Signed Envelope Starting Bid $200

870. Richard Strauss Signature Starting Bid $200

871. Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari Signed Envelope Starting Bid $100

872. Tony Bennett Signed Book Starting Bid $200

873. E. Y. Harburg and Burton Lane Document Signed Starting Bid $200

874. Jazz Musicians (3) Signed Photographs Starting Bid $200


875. Jerome Kern Signed Check Starting Bid $100

876. Art Pepper Signed Album and Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

877. Cole Porter Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

878. John Philip Sousa Signature Starting Bid $200

879. Patsy Cline Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

880. AC/DC Signatures with Bon Scott Starting Bid $200

881. Allman Brothers Signed CD Starting Bid $200

882. Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe Signed Program Starting Bid $200

883. Beatles: Peter Blake Starting Bid $200

884. Beatles: Ringo Starr Starting Bid $200

885. Jon Bon Jovi Signed CD Starting Bid $200

886. Jimmy Buffett Signed CD Starting Bid $200

887. The Chicken Shack Signed 45 RPM Record Sleeve Starting Bid $200

888. Eric Clapton Signed Book Starting Bid $200

889. Phil Collins Signed CD Starting Bid $200

890. The Cure Signed CD Starting Bid $200


891. Bo Diddley Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

892. Dire Straits Signed Album Starting Bid $200

893. Leo Fender Signed Check Starting Bid $100

894. Guns N' Roses Signed CD Starting Bid $200

895. Jimi Hendrix Experience 1969 Royal Albert Hall Program Starting Bid $200

896. The Hollies Signatures Starting Bid $200

897. The Hollies Signed Promo Card Starting Bid $200

898. Iron Maiden Signed CD Starting Bid $200

899. Elton John Signed Album Starting Bid $200

900. Elton John Signed CD Starting Bid $200

901. The Kinks: Ray Davies Starting Bid $100

902. Led Zeppelin: Jimmy Page Starting Bid $200

904. Little Feat Signed CD Starting Bid $200

905. Jim Marshall, Slash, Jerry Cantrell, Kerry King Signed Book Starting Bid $200

906. Meat Loaf (2) Signed Albums Starting Bid $200

907. Meat Loaf (2) Signed Albums Starting Bid $200


908. Metallica Signed CD Starting Bid $200

909. Metallica Signed CD Starting Bid $200

910. The Monkees Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

911. Alanis Morissette Signed CD Starting Bid $200

912. Motorhead Signed Album Flat Starting Bid $200

913. Carl Perkins Autograph Lyrics Signed Starting Bid $200

914. Pink Floyd Signed Album Flat Starting Bid $200

915. Queensryche Signed CD Starting Bid $200

916. Diana Ross Signed Photograph Starting Bid $100

917. David Lee Roth Signed 918. Rusted Root Signed CD CD Starting Bid $200 Starting Bid $200

920. The Searchers Signatures Starting Bid $200

921. Phil Spector Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

922. The Springfields Signatures Starting Bid $200

919. Scorpions Signed CD Starting Bid $200

923. Whitesnake Signed CD Starting Bid $200


924. Ramones (3) StageUsed Guitar Picks Starting Bid $200

925. ABBA Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

926. ABBA Signed Promo Card Starting Bid $200

927. Cher Signed Oversized Photograph Starting Bid $200

928. Cher Document Signed Starting Bid $200

929. Falco Signed Album Starting Bid $200

930. Michael Jackson Signature Starting Bid $200

931. Lady Gaga Signed CD Booklet Starting Bid $200

932. Spice Girls Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

957. Woody Allen and Diane Keaton Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

958. Julie Andrews Signed Photograph and Signature Starting Bid $200

959. Julie Andrews Signed Album Starting Bid $200

960. The Andy Griffith Show Signed Oversized Photograph Starting Bid $200

961. Pier Angeli Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

962. Richard Attenborough Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

963. Harry Blackstone, Sr. and Jr. Signed Check and Playbill Starting Bid $200


964. Chang and Eng Bunker Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

965. Billie Burke Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

966. Billie Burke Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

967. Frank Capra's Personal Passport Starting Bid $200

968. Charlie and Oona Chaplin Signatures Starting Bid $200

969. Cheers Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

970. Claudette Colbert Typed Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

971. Sean Connery Signature Starting Bid $200

972. Joan Crawford Typed Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

973. Peter Cushing Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

974. Dorothy Dandridge Document Signed Starting Bid $200

975. Johnny Depp Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

976. Leonardo DiCaprio Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

977. Leonardo DiCaprio Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

978. Leonardo DiCaprio Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

979. Clint Eastwood Signed Oversized Photograph Starting Bid $200


980. Anita Ekberg Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

981. Carrie Fisher Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

982. Harrison Ford Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

983. Clark Gable Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

984. Greta Garbo Signed Check - PSA GEM MT 10 Starting Bid $200

985. Ava Gardner Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

986. Ava Gardner Signed Check Starting Bid $100

987. Judy Garland Signature Starting Bid $200

988. The Godfather: Pacino and Keaton Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

989. Jean Harlow (2) Original Photographs Starting Bid $200

990. Jean Harlow (2) Original Photographs Starting Bid $200

991. Jean Harlow Original Photograph Starting Bid $200

992. Jean Harlow Original Photograph Starting Bid $200

993. Jean Harlow Original Photograph Starting Bid $200

994. Jean Harlow Original Photograph Starting Bid $200

995. Hugh Hefner Signed Book Starting Bid $200


996. The Honeymooners Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

997. George Hurrell: Jean Harlow and Marlene Dietrich Original Oversized Photographs Starting Bid $200

998. James Bond: Richard Kiel Starting Bid $100

999. Veronica Lake Signature Starting Bid $200

1000. Stan Laurel Typed Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

1001. Sophia Loren Signed Oversized Photograph Starting Bid $200

1002. Marcel Marceau Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

1003. Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

1004. Roger Moore Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

1005. Roger Moore Signed Oversized Photograph Starting Bid $200

1006. Munsters: Fred Gwynne Starting Bid $200

1007. Edward R. Murrow Typed Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

1008. Paul Newman and A. E. Hotchner Signed Book Starting Bid $200

1009. Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

1010. Newscasters and Reporters (9) Signed Books Starting Bid $200

1011. Al Pacino Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200


1012. Christopher Plummer Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

1013. Basil Rathbone Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

1014. Edward G. Robinson Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

1015. Sherlock Holmes: Brett and Hardwicke Signatures Starting Bid $100

1016. Victor Sjostrom Autograph Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

1017. Star Wars (4) Original Theater Standees Starting Bid $200

1018. Star Wars: Bulloch and Wingreen Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

1019. Star Wars: Anthony Daniels Starting Bid $200

1020. Star Wars: Fisher and Jones Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

1021. Star Wars: Carrie Fisher Starting Bid $200

1022. Star Wars: Fisher, Ford, and Mayhew Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

1023. Star Wars: Harrison Ford Starting Bid $200

1024. Star Wars: Mark Hamill Starting Bid $200

1025. Star Wars: Hamill, Prowse, McDiarmid, and Burtt Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

1026. Star Wars: Frank Oz Starting Bid $200

1027. Star Wars: Daisy Ridley Starting Bid $200


1028. Gloria Swanson Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

1029. Elizabeth Taylor Signature Starting Bid $200

1030. Elizabeth Taylor Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

1031. Elizabeth Taylor and Michael Wilding Signed Photographs Starting Bid $200

1032. Irving Thalberg Signed Check Starting Bid $200

1033. Rudolph Valentino (153) Photographs Starting Bid $200

1034. Rudolph Valentino Estate Auction Catalog Starting Bid $200

1035. John Wayne Signature Starting Bid $200

1036. Raquel Welch Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

1037. 500 Home Run Club (4) Signed Baseballs Starting Bid $200

1038. Hank Aaron Signed Check Starting Bid $200

1039. Hank Aaron and Early Wynn Signed Baseball Starting Bid $200

1040. Muhammad Ali Handwritten Notes Starting Bid $200

1041. Muhammad Ali Signed 1042. Muhammad Ali Signed Cover Book Starting Bid $200 Starting Bid $200

1043. Muhammad Ali Signature Starting Bid $200


1044. Muhammad Ali Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

1048. Baseball Greats (6) Signed Baseballs Starting Bid $200

1045. Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier Signed Print Starting Bid $200

1046. Baseball (13) Signed Photographs Starting Bid $100

1049. Baseball Hall of Fame 1050. Baseball Hall of Fame (23) Signed Perez-Steele Pitchers (6) Signed Baseball Cards Starting Bid $200 Starting Bid $200

1047. Baseball (12) MultiSigned Covers Starting Bid $200

1051. Baseball Hall of Fame Pitchers (6) Signed Baseballs Starting Bid $200

1052. Baseball Hall of Fame Pitchers (9) Signed Baseballs Starting Bid $200

1053. Baseball Hall of Fame Sluggers (4) Signed Baseballs Starting Bid $200

1054. Baseball Hall of Famers (9) Signed Covers Starting Bid $200

1055. Baseball Hall of Famers (9) Signatures Starting Bid $200

1056. Baseball Hall of Famers (9) Signed Baseballs Starting Bid $200

1057. Baseball Hall of Famers (9) Signed Baseballs Starting Bid $200

1058. Baseball Hall of Famers (16) Signed Covers Starting Bid $200

1059. Baseball Hall of Famers (7) Signed Checks Starting Bid $100


1060. Baseball Pitchers (20) Signed Covers Starting Bid $200

1061. Baseball Sluggers (9) Signed Covers with Willie Mays Starting Bid $100

1062. Baseball: 500 Home Run Club (8) Signed Covers Starting Bid $200

1063. Baseball: All-Star Catchers (4) Signed Baseballs Starting Bid $200

1064. Basketball Hall of Fame (22) Signed Center Court Art Cards Starting Bid $200

1065. Yogi Berra and Don Larsen Signed Baseballs Starting Bid $200

1066. Boston Celtics Signed Basketball Starting Bid $200

1067. Boston Red Sox (3) Signed Covers with Ted Williams, Yaz, and Fisk Starting Bid $200

1068. Boston Red Sox: Ted Williams, Bobby Doerr, and Doc Cramer (3) Signed Baseballs Starting Bid $200

1069. Tedy Bruschi Signed Football Helmet Starting Bid $100

1070. Wilt Chamberlain and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (2) Signed Covers Starting Bid $200

1071. Chicago White Sox Greats (5) Signed Baseballs Starting Bid $200

1072. Cleveland Indians: 1995 Signed Baseball Starting Bid $200

1073. Joe DiMaggio (2) Signed Photographs Starting Bid $200

1074. Juan Manuel Fangio Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

1075. Roger Federer (4) Signed Promo Cards Starting Bid $200


1076. Bob Feller, Herb Score, and Dwight Gooden (6) Signed Gateway Covers Starting Bid $100

1077. Enzo Ferrari Typed Letter Signed Starting Bid $200

1078. Football (11) Signed Covers Starting Bid $200

1079. Football Coaches (3) Signed Covers Starting Bid $100

1080. Golf: Palmer and Nicklaus Signed Books Starting Bid $200

1081. Red Grange and Bronko Nagurski Signed Covers Starting Bid $100

1082. Harry Hooper and Smoky Joe Wood (8) Signed Checks Starting Bid $100

1083. Michael Jordan and Julius Erving Signed Commemorative Cover Starting Bid $200

1084. Sandy Koufax (2) Signed Covers Starting Bid $200

1085. Suzanne Lenglen Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

1086. Mickey Mantle Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

1087. Mickey Mantle Signed Baseball Starting Bid $200

1088. Mickey Mantle Signed Print Starting Bid $200

1089. Mickey Mantle Signed Book Starting Bid $200

1090. Mickey Mantle and Joe DiMaggio (2) Signed Covers Starting Bid $200

1091. Negro League Signatures Starting Bid $200


1092. Negro League Hall of Famers (7) Signed Checks Starting Bid $100

1093. Negro League Legends (6) Signed Baseballs Starting Bid $200

1094. NY Yankees (12) Signed Covers Starting Bid $200

1095. NY Yankees (11) Signed Baseballs Starting Bid $200

1096. NY Yankees: Modern Stars (6) Signed Baseballs Starting Bid $200

1097. David Ortiz Signed Baseball Starting Bid $200

1098. Satchel Paige Signature Starting Bid $200

1099. Mariano Rivera Signed Baseball Card Starting Bid $200

1100. Jackie Robinson Teammates (13) Signed Covers Starting Bid $100

1101. Nolan Ryan (8) Signed Covers Starting Bid $200

1102. Emmitt Smith Signed Football Helmet Starting Bid $200

1103. Soccer: PierreEmerick Aubameyang Starting Bid $200

1104. Soccer: Angel Di Maria Starting Bid $200

1105. Soccer: Sadio Mane Starting Bid $200

1106. Soccer: Lionel Messi Starting Bid $200

1107. Soccer: Neymar Match-Worn Jersey Starting Bid $200


1108. Soccer: Ronaldinho Match-Worn Jersey Starting Bid $200

1109. Soccer: Ronaldo

1112. Honus Wagner Signature Starting Bid $200

1113. Ted Williams Signed Baseball Starting Bid $200

Match-Worn Jersey Starting Bid $200

1110. Soccer: Zinedine Zidane Starting Bid $200

1111. Sports (6) Signed Books Starting Bid $200

1114. Ted Williams Signed Photograph Starting Bid $200

1115. John Wooden Signed Photograph Starting Bid $100


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Section 1 The Parties1.1 RR Auction and Auction This Auction is presented by RR Auction, a d/b/a/ of R&R Auction Company of Massachusetts, LLC, as identified with the applicable licensing information on the title page of the Catalog or on the www.RRauction.com Internet site. The Auction is conducted under these Conditions of Sale. Announcements and corrections from the podium at live auctions and those made through the Conditions of Sale appearing on the Internet at RRauction.com supersede those in the printed Catalog. 1.2 Bidder Bidder shall mean the original Bidder on the property offered for sale by RR Auction and not any subsequent owner or other person who may acquire or have acquired an interest therein. If Bidder is an agent, the agency must be disclosed in writing to RR Auction prior to the time of sale, otherwise the benefits of the warranty shall be limited to the agent and not transferable to the undisclosed principal. The rights granted to Bidder under these Conditions of Sale are personal and may not be assigned or transferred to any other person or entity, whether by operation of law or otherwise without the express written assent of RR Auction. Bidder may not transfer, assign, or otherwise convey these Conditions of Sale or any of the rights herein, and such purported transfer, assignment, or conveyance shall be null and void. No third party may rely on any benefit or right conferred on any Bidder by these Conditions of Sale, and no third party is intended as a beneficiary of these Conditions of Sale. Bids will not be accepted from minor persons under eighteen (18) years of age without a parent or legal guardian’s written consent containing an acknowledgment of the Conditions of Sale herein and indicating their agreement to be bound thereby on behalf of the Bidder. All Bidders must meet RR Auction’s qualifications to bid. Any Bidder who is not a client in good standing of RR Auction may be disqualified at RR Auction’s sole option and will not be awarded lots. Such determination may be made by RR Auction in its sole and unlimited discretion, at any time prior to, during, or even after the close of the Auction. RR Auction reserves the right to exclude any person from the Auction. If an entity places a bid, then the person executing the bid on behalf of the entity agrees to personally guarantee payment for any successful bid and agrees to be bound by these Conditions of Sale in addition to company for

whom the Bidder is acting By accepting the Conditions of Sale, Bidder personally and unconditionally guarantees payment. Section 2 Bidding Privileges 2.1 In order to place bids, Bidders who have not established an account with RR Auction must either furnish satisfactory credit information (including two collectibles-related business references) or supply additional information if requested, well in advance of the Auction. Bidders who are not members of RRAuction.com should pre-register before the close of the Auction to allow adequate time to contact references. Privileges will be granted at the sole discretion of RR Auction. Additionally, Bidders who have not previously established credit or who wish to bid in excess of their established credit history may be required to provide a cash deposit prior to RR Auction’s acceptance of a bid. Check writing privileges and immediate delivery of merchandise may also be determined by pre-approval of credit based on a combination of criteria: RRAuction.com history, related industry references, bank verification, a credit bureau report and/or a personal guarantee for a corporate or partnership entity in advance of the Auction venue. 2.2 Bidder providing any false or misleading information provided in connection with the registration shall be a material breach of the Conditions of Sale and in addition to any other remedies at law shall excuse RR Auction from performance under these Conditions of Sale, including the right to any refund. 2.2 Bidding privileges may be revoked without notice, for any reason, at the sole discretion of RR Auction . Section 3 Buyer’s Premium 3.1 The Bidder acknowledges and agrees that a 25% buyer’s premium will be added to the hammer price on all individual lots sold in timed and live Auctions. Buyer’s premium for our Sports Auctions is 20%. For payment other than by cash, delivery will not be made unless and until full payment has been received by RR Auction, i.e., check or wired funds have fully cleared. Unless otherwise agreed in writing, signed by RR Auction, payment in full is due within thirteen (13) calendar days of the Auction or within twelve (12) calendar days of the invoice date, whichever is earlier. Bidder’s failure to pay any payment in full when due required shall constitute a material breach, and in addition to other damages available under contract or law, at RR Auction’s election, RR Auction may cancel the sale and require full premium still be due along with interest at 1.5% per month from the date of breach, or at the maximum legally allowable rate. Section 4 Bidding 4.1 Each Bidder’s determination of its bid should be based upon its own examination of the item(s) and independent investigation, rather than the any reliance as to what is represented in the Catalog, online or elsewhere. Bidder affirms that it regards any statements made by RR Auction concerning the item as solely opinion and that Bidder is making its own inspection and independent evaluation of the goods, and is not relying upon any description or statements by RR Auction (including as to quality, authenticity, provenance, ownership, liens existing, on goods legality, or value) in making its determination to bid on or purchase an item. In any purchase or sale, the value of the item(s) is determined by the price. THE BIDDER HEREBY ASSUMES ALL RISKS CONCERNING ANY AND ALL PURCHASES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT UNDER APPLICABLE LAW. 4.2 RR AUCTION IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ERRORS IN BIDDING. A Bidder should make certain to bid on the correct lot and that the bid is the maximum (plus the Buyer’s Premium) that the Bidder is willing and able to pay. Since other Bidders (by mail, facsimile, online, and in person) will be present, and since a re-offering could damage the momentum of the sale, once the hammer has fallen and RR Auction has announced the winning Bidder, such Bidder is unconditionally bound to pay for the lot, even if the Bidder has made a mistake.


4.3 All prospective Bidders who examine lots in person prior to the sale shall personally assume all responsibility for any damage they cause in so doing. RR Auction shall have sole discretion in determining the value of the damage caused, which shall be promptly paid by the prospective Bidder. 4.4 Title to any lot remains with Consignor, any secured party of the Consignor, or assignee of Consignor, as the case may be, until the lot is paid for in full by Bidder and Bidder has fully satisfied any outstanding financial obligations to RR Auction (including as it concerns aby other lots). RR Auction reserves the right to require payment in full before delivering any lot to the successful Bidder. 4.5 It is the Bidder’s responsibility and obligation to have the lots fully insured while in their possession. Bidder assumes any and all risk of loss upon the earlier of shipment to Bidder or in Bidder’s possession. 4.6 Bidder grants to RR Auction or its assigns the right to offset any sums due, or found to be due by RR Auction, and to make such offset from any past, subsequent or future consignment, or items acquired by Bidder in possession or control of RR Auction or from any sums due to Bidder by RR Auction. Bidder further grants RR Auction a lien consisting of a senior security interest (or purchase money security interest to the extent applicable) in such sums or items to the fullest extent applicable, authorizes RR Auction to file documents concerning the interest, and Bidder agrees to execute any further documents as may be reasonably necessary to grant RR Auction such security interest. Bidder agrees that RR Auction and its assigns shall be a secured party with respect to items bought by Bidder and in the possession of RR Auction, to the extent of the maximum indebtedness, plus all accrued fees and expenses, until the indebtedness is paid. 4.7 By bidding in this sale, Bidder personally and unconditionally guarantees payment. The authorized representative of any corporate Bidder who is present at the sale shall provide RR Auction or its agent, prior to the commencement of the bidding (or at the time of registration), with a statement signed by a principal, director or officer that they he or she personally and unconditionally guarantees any payment due RR Auction. 4.8 RR Auction may at its sole and absolute discretion, make loans or advances to Consignors and/or prospective Bidders. Section 5 Bidding Options 5.1 Non-Internet bids (including but not limited to in-person, facsimile, phone and mail bids) are treated similarly to floor bids in that they must be on-increment. Any in-person, facsimile, phone, or mail bids that do not conform to a full increment will be rounded up or down to the nearest full increment and this revised amount will be considered Bidder’s high bid. 5.2 When identical bids are submitted, preference is given to the first received. To ensure the greatest accuracy, written bids should be entered on the standard printed bid sheet and be received at RR Auction’s place of business at least twenty-four (24) hours before the Auction start. RR Auction is not responsible for executing mail bids or facsimile bids received on or after the day the first lot is sold, nor Internet bids submitted after the published closing time; nor is RR Auction responsible for proper execution of bids submitted by telephone, mail, facsimile, e-mail, Internet, or in person once the Auction begins. 5.3 In all Auctions, bids on an item must raise the current high bid by at least 10%, or as specified on a per-Auction basis. Bids will be accepted in whole dollar amounts only. No “buy” or “unlimited” bids will be accepted. In a live sale, bids on an item can change at the discretion of RR Auction. 5.4 RR Auction reserves the right to accept or decline any bid. Bids must be for an entire lot and each lot constitutes a separate sale. All bids are per lot unless otherwise announced. Live auction lots will be sold in their numbered sequence unless RR Auction directs otherwise. It is unlawful and illegal for Bidders to collude, pool, or agree with another Bidder to pay less than the fair value for lot(s). For live auctions, RR Auction will have final discretion in the event that any dispute should arise between Bidders. RR Auction will determine the successful Bidder, cancel the sale, or reoffer and resell the lot or lots in dispute. RR Auction will have final discre-

tion to resolve any disputes arising after the sale and in online auctions. If any dispute arises, RR Auction’s sale record is conclusive. Section 6 Payment 6.1 Subject to fulfillment of all of the Conditions of Sale set forth herein, upon the sooner of (1) the passing of title to the offered lot pursuant to these Conditions of Sale, or (2) possession of the offered lot by the Bidder, Bidder thereupon (a) assumes full risk and responsibility (including without limitation, liability for or damage to frames or glass covering prints, paintings, photos, or other works), and (b) will immediately pay the full purchase price or such part as RR Auction may require. In addition to other remedies available to RR Auction by law, RR Auction reserves the right to impose from the date of sale a late charge of 1.5% per month of the total purchase price if payment is not made in accordance with the conditions set forth herein. All property must be removed from RR Auction’s premises by the Bidder at his/her expense not later than sixty (60) business days following its sale and, if it is not so removed, RR Auction may send the purchased property to a public warehouse for the account, at the risk and expense of the Bidder. 6.2 Payment is due upon closing of the Auction session, or upon presentment of an invoice. RR Auction reserves the right to void an invoice if payment in full is not received within thirteen (13) calendar days of the Auction or within twelve (12) calendar days of the invoice date. In cases of nonpayment, RR Auction’s election to void a sale does not relieve the Bidder from their obligation to pay RR Auction its fees (seller’s and Buyer’s Premium) on the lot and any other damages pertaining to the lot. 6.3 All sales for total invoices greater than $1,000 are strictly for cash in United States dollars (including U.S. currency, bank wire, cashier checks, eChecks, and bank money orders), and are subject to all reporting requirements. 6.4 All deliveries are subject to good funds; funds being received in RR Auction’s account before delivery of the Purchases; and all payments are subject to a clearing period. RR Auction reserves the right to determine if a check constitutes “good funds”: checks drawn on a U.S. bank are subject to a ten (10) calendar day hold, and ten (10) business days when drawn on an international bank. Clients with pre-arranged credit status may receive immediate credit for payments via e-Check, personal or corporate checks. 6.5 In the event that a Bidder’s payment is dishonored upon presentment(s), Bidder shall pay the maximum statutory processing fee set by applicable state law. If Bidder attempts to pay via check and the financial institution denies the transfer from Bidder’s bank account, or the payment cannot be completed using the selected funding source, Bidder agrees to complete payment. 6.7 If RR Auction refers any unpaid invoice to an attorney for collection, the Bidder agrees to pay and shall be liable for RR Auction’s attorney’s fees, court costs, and other collection costs incurred by RR Auction in addition to the invoice amount and interest the greater of 1.5% per month or at the maximum legally allowable rate from date of invoice to collection. If RR Auction assigns collection to its house counsel, such attorney’s time expended on the matter shall be compensated at a rate comparable to the hourly rate of independent attorneys. 6.8 RR Auction shall have a lien against the merchandise purchased by the Bidder (as well as to the extent it is a consignor any other monies owed or due to Bidder) to secure payment of the Auction invoice. RR Auction is further granted a lien and the right to retain possession of any other property of the Bidder then held by RR Auction or its affiliates to secure payment of any Auction invoice or any other amounts due RR Auction or affiliates from the Bidder. With respect to these lien rights, RR Auction shall have all the rights of a secured creditor, including but not limited to the right of sale. In addition, with respect to payment of the Auction invoice(s), the Bidder waives any and all rights of offset he might otherwise have against RR Auction and the consignor of the merchandise included on the invoice (the Consignor”). If a Bidder owes RR Auction or its affiliates on any account, RR Auction and its affiliates shall have the right to offset such unpaid account by any credit balance due Bidder, and it may secure by possessory lien any unpaid amount by any of the Bidder’s property in their possession.


6.9 All checks, cashiers checks, bank checks, or money orders are payable to R&R Auction Company of Massachusetts, LLC. RR Auction clients with an invoice totaling $1,000 or under will have the option to pay by VISA, Mastercard, Discover or Paypal. All Paypal payments must be sent to FinanceDepartment@rrauction.com. Authorize.net, a third-party service provider contracted by RR Auction for processing on-line payments, charges a nonrefundable service fee of 3%, which will be added to your final invoice should you pay by credit/debit card. Section 7 Sales Tax RR Auction is a remote seller and we are now required to collect Sales/ Use Tax from our bidders. The states that we have nexus in we will be required to collect and remit sales tax on your behalf. Each state has different requirements to meet nexus. When RR Auction has achieved a certain monetary and/or invoice threshold in each state we will apply sales tax to your total invoice. Please go to our terms on our website to see the states that are affected. If we have not achieved nexus in a particular state it is still your responsibility to pay sales tax on your purchases. The sales tax rate is determined by the State, Country, and City where purchases are shipped to. If you decide to pick up your purchases at our New Hampshire location you will not be required to pay sales tax. The State of New Hampshire does not have a general sales and use tax. All purchases picked up at our Massachusetts location will be taxed at the current rate of 6.25%. Pennsylvania sales or use tax may be due in connection with the purchase and delivery of tangible personal property to Pennsylvania individuals and businesses. The purchaser is required to file a use tax return if tax is due in connection with the purchase and delivery in the Commonwealth. This notice is required pursuant to the provisions of the Tax Reform Code of 1971. 72 P.S. ¤ 7213.2. If you have a resale number please email Sue@RRAuction.com or fax to (603) 732-4288 a copy of your state resale certificate and you will be exempt from paying sales tax. Section 8 Delivery; Shipping; and Handling Charges Bidder is liable for shipping and handling and providing accurate information as to shipping or delivery locations and arranging for such. RR Auction is unable to combine purchases from other auctions or affiliates into one package for shipping purposes. Lots won will be shipped in a commercially reasonable time after payment in good funds for the merchandise and the shipping fees is received or credit extended, except when thirdparty shipment occurs. Bidder agrees that service and handling charges related to shipping items which are not pre-paid may be charged to a credit card on file with RR Auction. Successful international Bidders shall provide written shipping instructions, including specified Customs declarations, to RR Auction for any lots to be delivered outside of the United States. NOTE: Declaration value shall be the item’(s) hammer price and RR Auction shall use the correct harmonized code for the lot. Domestic Bidders on lots designated for thirdparty shipment must designate the common carrier, accept risk of loss, and prepay shipping costs. Section 9 Title Title shall not pass to the successful Bidder until all invoices of Bidder (including those pertaining to the item(s) at issue) and amounts owed to RR Auction are paid in full. It is the responsibility of the Bidder to provide adequate insurance coverage for the items once they have been delivered to a common carrier or third-party shipper. Section 10 Rights Reserved RR Auction reserves the right, at any time before, during or after an auction has ended to: withdraw any lot before or at the time of the Auction,

cancel any bid, and/or to postpone the Auction of all or any lots or parts thereof, for any reason. RR Auction shall not be liable to any Bidder in the event of such withdrawal, cancellation, or postponement under any circumstances. RR Auction reserves the right to refuse to accept bids from anyone at any time. Section 11 Conducting the Auction 11.1 RR Auction reserves the right to postpone the Auction or any session thereof for a reasonable period of time for any reason whatsoever, and no Bidder or prospective Bidder shall have any claim as a result thereof, including consequential damages. 11.2 RR Auction’s Discretion: RR Auction shall determine opening bids and bidding increments. RR Auction has the right in its absolute discretion to reject any bid in the event of dispute between Bidders or if RR Auction has doubt as to the validity of any bid, to advance the bidding at its absolute discretion and to determine the successful Bidder in the event of a dispute between Bidders, to continue the bidding or to reoffer and resell the lot in question. In the event of a dispute after the sale, RR Auctions record of final sale shall be conclusive. RR Auction also may reject any bid if RR Auction decides either that any bid is below the reserve of the lot or article or that an advance is insufficient. Unless otherwise announced by RR Auction at the time of sale, no lots may be divided for the purpose of sale. 11.3 Reserves Lots may be subject to a reserve which is the confidential minimum price below which the lot will not be sold. Consignors may not bid on their own lots or property. RR Auction may, from time to time, bid on items that it does not own. RR Auction may execute bids consecutively or otherwise up to one bid increment below the reserve. 11.4 Off-Site Bidding Bidding by telephone, facsimile, online, or absentee bidding (advance written bids submitted by mail) are offered solely as a convenience and permitted subject to advance arrangements, availability, and RR Auction’s approval which shall be exercised at RR Auction’s sole discretion. Neither RR Auction nor its agents or employees shall be held liable for the failure to execute bids or for errors relating to any transmission or execution thereof. In order to be considered for off-site bidding in any manner, Bidders must comply with all of these Conditions of Sale and the terms contained on the Registration Form. 11.5 Estimate Prices: In addition to descriptive information, each item in the Catalog sometimes includes a price range which reflects opinion as to the price expected at auction (the “Estimate Prices”). In other instances, Estimate Prices can be obtained by calling RR Auction at (603) 732-4280. The Estimate Prices are based upon various factors including prices recently paid at auction for comparable property, condition, rarity, quality, history and provenance. Estimate Prices are prepared well in advance of the sale and subject to revision. Estimates do not include the Buyer’s Premium or sales tax (see under separate heading). 11.6 Owned or Guaranteed Property: RR Auction generally offers property consigned by others for sale at public auction; in very limited occasion, lots are offered that are the property of RR Auction. 11.7 Before the Auction: Bidder may attend pre-sale viewing for all of RR Auction’s auctions at no charge. All property to be auctioned is usually on view for several days prior to the sale. Bidder is encouraged to examine lots thoroughly. Bidder may also request condition reports (see below). RR Auction’s staff are available at viewings and by appointment. 11.8 Maximum Bids In All Auctions: To maximize Bidder’s chance of winning, RR Auction strongly encourages the use of maximum bids. RR Auction will then bid for Bidder until the lot reaches Bidder’s specified maximum. Maximum bids are strictly confidential. Placing arbitrary, non-incremental bids on lots with prior maximum bids may result in these lots being sold for less than 10% above the under Bidder’s bid.


11.9 Successful Bids: The fall of RR Auction’s hammer indicates the final bid. RR Auction will record the paddle number of the Bidder. If Bidder’s salesroom or absentee bid is successful, Bidder will be notified after the sale by mailed or emailed invoice. 11.10 Unsold Lots: If a lot does not reach the reserve, it is bought-in. In other words, it remains unsold and is returned to the Consignor. RR Auction has the right to sell certain unsold items after the close of the Auction. Such lots shall be considered sold during the Auction and all these Terms and Conditions shall apply to such sales including but not limited to the Buyer’s Premium, return rights, and disclaimers. 11.11 Bidding in Timed Auction: Bidder may open, monitor, and/or raise bids at any time before the close of a lot through www.rrauction.com. RR Auction offers a callback service the day of the Auction, but Bidder is responsible for supplying a correct telephone number(s) where Bidder can be reached until the Auction closes. Bidder must request this service in writing. RR Auction will make reasonable efforts to ensure that Bidders who request a callback are contacted if outbid; however, RR Auction does not guarantee this service and it is merely a courtesy and not an enforceable right. The auctioneer may also execute a bid on behalf of the consignor to protect the reserve, either by entering a bid in response to salesroom, telephone or absentee bids. Under no circumstances will the auctioneer place any bid on behalf of the consignor above the reserve. The auctioneer will not specifically identify bids placed on behalf of the consignor to protect the reserve. To ensure proper registration, those Bidders intending to bid via the Internet must visit www.RRauction.com and register accordingly at least one full day prior to the actual auction. Winning bidders will be notified by RR Auction. RR Auction is not responsible or liable for any problems, delays, or any other issues or problems resulting out of use of the Internet generally or specifically, including but not limited to transmission, execution or processing of bids. Any Bidder may bid on any lot prior to 6 pm EST/EDT. At that time, an extended bidding period goes into effect. If Bidder has not bid on a lot before 6 pm EST/EDT, Bidder may not bid on that lot after 6 pm EST/EDT. Only those Bidders who have placed bids on a lot before 6 pm EST/EDT will be allowed to bid on that lot after 6 pm EST/EDT. If Bidder is the only Bidder on a lot at 6 pm EST/EDT, that lot is awarded to Bidder. During the extended bidding period, a lot will remain open only to those who bid on that lot prior to 6 pm EST/EDT. All lots WITHOUT an opening bid at 6 pm EST/EDT will remain OPEN to ALL Bidders until 7 pm EST/EDT or until they receive their first bid. These lots will close immediately upon receipt of a bid or at 7 pm EST/EDT, whichever comes first. For all lots that are active after 7 pm EST/EDT, bidding will remain open until 30 minutes pass without a bid being placed on THAT lot (the “30 Minute Rule”). 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 EST/EDT. On a PER LOT BASIS, the 30 minute timer will reset each time a bid is placed after 7 pm EST/EDT. If Bidder is the high Bidder, raising Bidder’s maximum bid will NOT reset the timer. RR Auction reserves the right to close the Auction at any time at its sole discretion. 11.12 Bidding - Internet Live Auction: Bidder may open, monitor, and/or raise bids at any time before the close of a lot through www.rrauction.com. RR Auction offers a callback service the day of the Auction, but Bidder is responsible for supplying a correct telephone number(s) where Bidder can be reached until the Auction closes. Bidder must request this service in writing. RR Auction will make reasonable efforts to ensure that Bidders who request a callback are contacted if outbid; however, RR Auction does not guarantee this service and it is merely a courtesy and not an enforceable right. To ensure proper registration, those Bidders intending to bid via the Internet must visit www.RRauction.com and register accordingly at least one full day prior to the actual auction. Winning bidders will be notified by RR Auction. RR Auction is not responsible or liable for any problems, delays, or any other issues or problems resulting out of use of the Internet generally or specifically, including but not limited to transmission, execution or processing of bids. During live internet or live auction, property is auctioned in consecutive numerical order, as it appears in the catalog. The auctioneer will accept bids from those present in the salesroom or absentee bidders participating

by telephone, internet or by written bid left with RR Auction in advance of the auction. The auctioneer may also execute a bid or bids (successively or otherwise) on behalf of the consignor to protect the reserve, either by entering a bid in response to salesroom, telephone or absentee bids. Under no circumstances will the auctioneer place any bid on behalf of the consignor above the reserve. The auctioneer will not specifically identify bids placed on behalf of the consignor to protect the reserve. All auctions for lots are with reserve unless specifically stated otherwise. During live Auctions, internet bids can be placed in real time through one or more of the following Third Party services: www.liveauctioneers.com, www.invaluable.com and www.icollector.com. RR Auction is not responsible or liable for any problems, delays, or any other issues or problems resulting out of use of the Internet generally or specifically, including but not limited to transmission, execution or processing of bids. RR Auction treats any third-party site bids as floor or telephone bids. Floor bids and telephone bids are always considered first over third party sites bids, and floor bids are considered earlier than telephone bids. All RR Auction lots purchased through the third-party sites carry an additional Buyer’s Premium. 11.13 Miscellaneous: Agreements between Bidders and Consignors to effectuate a non-sale of an item at Auction, inhibit bidding on a consigned item to enter into a private sale agreement for said item, or to utilize RR Auction’s Auction to obtain sales for non-selling consigned items subsequent to the Auction, are strictly prohibited. If a subsequent sale of a previously consigned item occurs in violation of this provision, RR Auction reserves the right to charge Bidder the applicable Buyer’s Premium and Consignor a Seller’s Commission as determined for each auction venue and by the terms of the seller’s agreement. Acceptance of these Terms and Conditions qualifies Bidder as a client who has consented to be contacted by RR Auction in the future. In conformity with ”do-not-call” regulations promulgated by the Federal or State regulatory agencies, participation by the Bidder is affirmative consent to being contacted at the phone number shown in his application and this consent shall remain in effect until it is revoked in writing. RR Auction may from time to time contact Bidder concerning sale, purchase, and auction opportunities available. 11.14 Rules of Construction: RR Auction presents properties in a number of collectible fields, and as such, specific venues have promulgated supplemental Terms and Conditions. Nothing herein shall be construed to waive the general Conditions of Sale by these additional rules and shall be construed to give force and effect to the rules in their entirety. Section 12 RR Auction’s Remedies Failure of the Bidder to comply with any of these Conditions of Sale or the terms of the Registration Form is an event of material breach or default. In such event, RR Auction may, in addition to any other available remedies specifically including the right to hold the defaulting Bidder liable for the Purchase Price or to charge and collect from the defaulting Bidder’s credit or debit accounts as provided for elsewhere herein: (a) cancel the sale, retaining any payment made by the Bidder as damages (the Bidder understands and acknowledges that RR Auction will be substantially damaged should such default occur, and that damages under sub-part (a) are necessary to compensate RR Auction for such damages); (b) resell the property without reserve at public auction or privately; (c) charge the Bidder interest on the Purchase Price at the rate of one and one-half percent (1.5%) per month or the highest allowable interest rate; (d) take any other action that RR Auction, in its sole discretion, deems necessary or appropriate to preserve and protect RR Auction’s rights and remedies. Should RR Auction resell the property, the original defaulting Bidder shall be liable for the payment of any deficiency in the purchase price and all costs and expenses associated there with, including but not limited to warehousing, sales-related expenses, reasonable attorney fees and court costs, commissions, incidental damages and any other charges due hereunder which were not collected or collectable. In the event that such Bidder is the successful Bidder on more than one lot and pays less than the purchase price for the total lots purchased, RR Auction shall apply the payment received to such lot or lots that RR Auction, in its sole discretion, deems appropriate. If RR Auction does not exercise such discretion, the lots to which the payment shall be applied will be in descending order


from the highest purchase price to the lowest. Any Bidder failing to comply with these Conditions of Sale shall be deemed to have granted RR Auction a security interest in, and RR Auction may retain as collateral such security for such Bidder’s obligations to RR Auction, any Bidder’s property in RR Auction’s possession or to which title has not yet passed to Bidder. RR Auction shall have the benefit of all rights of a secured party under the Uniform Commercial Code (U.C.C.) as adopted by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Section 13 Warranties 13.1 RR Auction does not provide any warranties to Bidders, whether expressed or implied, beyond those expressly provided in these Conditions of Sale. All property and lots are sold ”as is” and “where is”. By way of illustration rather than limitation, neither RR Auction nor the Consignor makes any representation or warranty, expressed or implied, as to merchantability or fitness for intended use, condition of the property (including any condition report), correctness of description, origin, measurement, quality, rarity, importance, exhibition, relevance, attribution, source, provenance, date, authorship, condition, culture, genuineness, value, or period of the property. Additionally, neither RR Auction nor the Consignor makes any representation or warranty, expressed or implied, as to whether the Bidder acquires rights in copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property (including exhibition or reproduction rights) related to the item, or whether the property is subject to any limitations or other rights. RR Auction does not make any representation or warranty as to title. 13.2 All descriptions, photographs, illustrations, and terminology including but not limited to words describing condition (including any condition reports requested by Bidder, see also Terminology), authorship, period, culture, source, origin, measurement, quality, rarity, provenance, importance, exhibition, and relevance, used in the Catalog, bill of sale, invoice, or anywhere else, represent a good faith effort made by RR Auction to fairly represent the lots and property offered for sale as to origin, date, condition, and other information contained therein; they are statements of opinion only. They are not representations or warranties and Bidder agrees and acknowledges that he or she shall not rely on them in determining whether or not to bid or for what price. Price estimates (which are determined well in advance of the Auction and are therefore subject to revision) and condition reports are provided solely as a convenience to Bidders and are not intended nor shall they be relied on by Bidders as statements, representations or warranties of actual value or predictions of final bid prices. 13.3 Bidders are accorded the opportunity to inspect the lots and to otherwise satisfy themselves as to the nature and sufficiency of each lot prior to bidding, and RR Auction urges Bidders to avail themselves accordingly. 13.4 All lots sold by RR Auction are accompanied by an Auction Certificate (“AC”). On any lot presented with an AC issued by RR Auction, the certification is only as to its attribution to the person or entity described or to the lot’s usage and only as explicitly stated therein (the “AC”), to the exclusion of any other warranties, express or implied, including but not limited to those pursuant to the Uniform Commercial Code. The AC inures only to the original Bidder (as shown in RR Auction’s records). Bidder may not transfer, assign, or otherwise convey the AC and such purported transfer, assignment, or conveyance shall be null and void. Section 14 Firearms RR Auction complies with all Federal and State rules and regulations relating to the purchasing, registration and shipping of firearms. A Bidder is required to provide appropriate documents and the payment of associated fees, if any. Bidder is responsible for providing a shipping address that is suitable for the receipt of a firearm. Section 15 Unauthorized Statements Under no circumstances is any employee, agent or representative of RR Auction authorized by RR Auction to modify, amend, waive or contradict any of these Conditions of Sale, any term or condition set forth on a registration form, any warranty or limitation or exclusion of warranty, any term or condition in either the Registration Form or these Terms and Conditions regarding payment requirements, including but not limited to due date,

manner of payment, and what constitutes payment in full, or any other term or condition contained in any documents issued by RR Auction unless such modification, amendment, waiver or contradiction is contained in a writing signed by all parties. Any statements, oral or written, made by employees, agents or representatives of RR Auction to Bidder, including statements regarding specific lots, even if such employee, agent or representative represents that such statement is authorized, unless reduced to a writing signed Bidder and by an authorized officer of RR Auction by all parties, are statements of personal opinion only and are not binding on RR Auction, and under no circumstances shall be relied upon by Bidder as a statement, representation or warranty of RR Auction. Section 16 Bidder’s Remedies 16.1 Except as stated expressly herein, Bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy related to or pertaining to items it bids upon, views, or purchases from RR Auction, and any claims by Bidder related to authenticity, ownership, condition, title or value, shall be against Consignor only. 16.2 This section sets forth the sole and exclusive remedies of Bidder as against RR Auction (inclusive of its affiliates, officers, managers, employees or agents), or in any way arising out of, related to, or in connection with these Conditions of Sale, , and is expressly in lieu of any other rights or remedies which might be available to Bidder by law. Time is of the essence with respect to these procedures. 16.3 Title to Items The Bidder hereby accepts the benefit of the Consignor’s warranty of title and any other representations and warranties made by the Consignor for the Bidder’s benefit. In the event that Bidder demonstrates in writing, satisfactory to the sole discretion of RR Auction, that there was a breach of the Consignor’s warranty of title concerning a lot purchased by Bidder, RR Auction may make demand upon the Consignor to pay to Bidder the Purchase Price (including any premiums, taxes, or other amounts paid or due to RR Auction). Should the Consignor not pay the Purchase Price to Bidder within thirty days after such demand (if any made), RR Auction may disclose the identity of the Consignor to Bidder and may assign to Bidder all or some of RR Auction’s rights against the Consignor with respect to such lot or property. Upon such disclosure and/or assignment, all responsibility and liability of RR Auction, if any, with respect to said lot or item shall automatically terminate related to or arising from these Conditions of Sale or such transaction operating as a complete waiver and general release by Bidder as to RR Auction and its agents, contractors, and affiliates, as to any and all claims concerning or related to the item, if any . RR Auction shall be entitled to retain the premiums and other amounts paid to RR Auction by Consignor only. The rights and remedies provided herein are for the original Bidder only and they may not be assigned or relied upon by any transferee or assignee under any circumstances. 16.4 Authenticity Challenge Process (1) If Bidder wishes to dispute or challenge the Authenticity of the lot or item (including asserting that it is incorrect), Bidder must adhere to the following procedure: Within 30 days of the Auction Date, Bidder must present written evidence to RR Auction, that the lot is not authentic as determined by a known expert in the field (and one recognized by RR Auction within its discretion) and send the physical item or lot at issue to RR Auction along with all evidence relied upon by Bidder for contesting the Authenticity. (“Authenticity Challenge Process”) “Authenticity” shall mean a gross discrepancy in the between the description, genuiness, or attribution of the item as represented by RR Auction in the Catalog or at the auction, and the item. If RR Auction concurs that the lot is not Authentic as was represented (it is sole discretion), Bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy as against RR Auction (inclusive of its affiliates, agents, employees, and contractors) shall be a refund of the purchase price of the subject item paid by Bidder, with no other costs, liabilities or amounts recoverable by Bidder. If RR Auction does not agree with the assertion by Bidder, then the Parties shall follow the dispute resolution procedures of these Conditions of Sale. Strict adherence to the Authenticity Challenge Process is a condition of standing for Bidder to initiate suit or claim. (2) So long as Bidder has complied with the Authenticity Challenge Pro-


cess, any claim, suit or action, by Bidder concerning an AC or Certification of Authenticity, or related to the authenticity of the item must, without any exception, be brought within one (1) year of Auction Date and is subject to the other limitations and conditions stated in the Conditions of Sale. 16.5 Other Issues. Any dispute or claim by Bidder against RR Auction (or its affiliates, directors, employees, officers, agents, or contractors)) other than Authenticity, concerning any item or lot bid upon, or purchased, including value, title, condition, bidding process, or description must be asserted (if at all) in the following manner: (1) If the description of any lot in the Catalog is materially or grossly incorrect (e.g., gross cataloging error), or there is any other gross material issue pertaining to the item or lot, the item or lot may be returned if returned within five (5) calendar days of receipt, and received by RR Auction no later than twenty-one (21) calendar days after the Auction Date with explanation in writing.. If there is any discrepancy between the description in the Catalog and a certificate of auction, then the description in the certificate of auction (“Lot Challenge Process”). This paragraph shall constitute Bidder’s sole right with respect to the return of items, and no refunds shall be given for any items not returned to and received by RR Auction within the period of time stated herein or not materially or grossly in deviation from the description. Such a refund is subject to RR Auction’s sole discretionary review, and any request for refund must be made concurrently with returning the physical item or lot to RR Auction. Any item not returned within said frame will constitute acceptance of the item and a waiver and release of any and all claims by Bidder pertaining to the item other than with respect to authenticity; and (2) Provided that the Bidder has engaged in the Lot Challenge Process, any claim concerning such must be brought no later than one (1) year of the Auction Date for the item or lot at issue and is subject to the other limitations and conditions stated in the Conditions of Sale. NO RETURN OR REFUND OF ANY AUCTION LOT WILL BE CONSIDERED OR PROVIDED EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN THESE CONDITIONS OF SALE AND BIDDERS OR AS MAY BE REQUIRED BY LAW. FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH SUCH SHALL BE A COMPLETE DEFENSE TO ANY CLAIMS BY BIDDER RELATED TO THE CONDITIONS OF SALE, ANY AUCTION OR BID. 16.6 LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. For any and all claims by Bidder arising out of or related to this Agreement, Bidder’s viewing, bid, or purchase of items, or any agreement between the Parties, or otherwise, Bidder agrees that to the fullest extent such can be limited under the law, Bidder shall have no right to recover and hereby waives any and all rights to recover from against RR Auction or its affiliates, directors, employees, officers, agents, or contractors, consequential or indirect damages, lost profits damages, punitive, exemplary, statutory (or multiplier damages), physical or emotional distress damages, general or special damages of any kind (beyond amounts actually paid by Bidder for item(s) at issue), and in the event of recovery of any damages whatsoever, such shall be limited by the amounts actually paid by Bidder to RR Auction for the item(s) at issue in such claim, or if no money was paid to RR Auction by Bidder for items at issue, or there items are at issue, the amount of $150.00. Section 17 RR Auction’s Additional Services

Headings Headings are for convenience only and shall not be used to interpret the substantive sections to which they refer. Section 19 Entire Agreement Except to the extent Bidder is also a consignor (in which case the terms of the consignment agreement shall also govern), these Conditions of Sale constitute the entire agreement between the Parties together with the terms and conditions contained in the auction Registration Form. They may not be amended, modified or superseded except in a signed writing executed by all parties. No oral or written statement by anyone employed by RR Auction or acting as agent or representative of RR Auction may amend, modify, waive or supersede the terms herein unless such amendment, waiver or modification is contained in a writing signed by all parties. If any section of these Conditions of Sale or any term or provision of any section is held to be invalid, void, or unenforceable by any court or arbitrator of competent jurisdiction, the remaining parts of the agreement and remainder of the sections or terms and provisions of the section and all sections shall continue in full force and effect without being impaired or invalidated in any way. Section 20 Governing Law and Enforcement 20.1 The Parties agree that all agreements between the Parties including but not limited to these Conditions of Sale are entered into in Boston, Massachusetts, no matter where Bidder is situated and no matter by what means or where Bidder was informed of the Auction and regardless of whether catalogs, materials, or other communications were received by Bidder in another location. 20.2 The Parties agree that these Conditions of Sale, any other related agreement(s), along with all claims between the Parties, including those arising out of or related to such are governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, without regard for its conflict of laws principles. The Parties agree that any dispute between the Parties, including but not limited to those related to or arising out of these Conditions of Sale, or related to or arising out of any other related agreement(s) shall be submitted to confidential binding arbitration (the ”Arbitration”) before a single Arbitrator of the American Arbitration Association (the “AAA”) The Parties agree that the Arbitration shall be conducted pursuant to the commercial rules of the AAA in Boston, Massachusetts, unless the Consumer Arbitration Rules apply, in which case, such rules and venue will govern. In the event that the Parties cannot agree on the selection of the Arbitrator, then the Arbitrator shall be selected by the AAA. The prevailing Party in the Arbitration shall also recover all of its related fees and costs, whether before or after the formal institution of the Arbitration, including but not limited to its reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs, if RR Auction prevails, such recovery, in addition to all remedies available at agreement or law, shall include the Buyer’s Premium as defined in these Conditions of Sale. Federal arbitration law, including the Federal Arbitration Act apply to this agreement to arbitrate and its related provisions. The arbitration and all related proceedings shall be held strictly confidential and all documents and discovery shall be held confidential and not used, published or disclosed publically or to anyone outside the Parties or expert consultants or counsel who shall agree to hold such confidential.

For Bidders who do not remove purchased property from RR Auction’s premises, RR Auction, in its sole discretion and solely as a service and accommodation to Bidders, may arrange to have purchased lots packed, insured and forwarded at the sole request, expense, and risk of Bidder. RR Auction assumes no and disclaims all responsibility and liability for acts or omissions in such packing or shipping by RR Auction or other packers and carriers, whether or not recommended by RR Auction. RR Auction assumes no and disclaims all responsibility and liability for damage to frames, glass or other breakable items. Where RR Auction arranges and bills for such services via invoice, RR Auction will include an administration charge.

20.3 The Parties consent to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as exclusive jurisdiction and venue for all claims between the Parties except as provided specifically herein and may seek confirmation of the decision in the Arbitration pursuant to the Federal Arbitration Act in any Court of competent jurisdiction, including the courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. To the extent such is necessary under the law, RR Auction may enforce the Arbitration award against Bidder and any related Party in any court of competent jurisdiction. Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed as RR Auction consenting to jurisdiction or venue in any location outside of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Section 18

THE PARTIES MAY NOT BRING CLAIMS AGAINST EACH OTHER


AS A CLASS OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY CLAIMED CLASS, OR IN A REPRESENTATIVE ACTION UNLESS OTHERWISE AGREED. UNLESS OTHERWISE AGREED, THE CLAIMS AGAINST EACH OF THE OTHER CANNOT BE CONSOLIDATED OR JOINED WITH MORE THAN ONE ADDITIONAL PERSON OR ENTITIES’ CLAIMS. NO INJUNCTIVE OR DECLATORY RELIEF SOUGHT BY BIDDER IF ANY, CAN AFFECT OR BE ORDERED TO AFFECT ANY OTHER BIDDERS OR PERSONS. 20.4 Except as provided specifically in these Conditions of Sale in Bidder’s Remedies against RR Auction (along with its affiliates, directors, agents, officers, employees, and contractors) for any dispute, claim, cause of action related to or arising out of these Conditions of Sale or any other related agreement(s), brought by Bidder must be brought within the earlier of the Auction Date as it pertains to the item(s) at issue or no later than one (1) year of the acts, omissions or circumstances occurred giving rise to the alleged claim, without exception. This provision is intended as a full, complete and absolute bar to and release of any claims by Bidder initiated after one (1) year of such acts, omissions or circumstances. The Parties agree further that these waiver provisions are intended to be binding in the event of any dispute, specifically including but not limited to third party claims and cross-actions brought by Bidder. These provisions are consideration for the execution of these Conditions of Sale. 20.5 To the fullest extent under applicable law and except as specifically stated herein Bidder hereby holds harmless, releases and discharges RR Auction and its agents, officer’s directors, affiliates, successors, and assigns from any and all claims, liabilities, obligations, promises, agreements, damages, causes of action, suits, demands, losses, debts, and expenses of any nature whatsoever, known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected existing prior to these Conditions of Sale. Bidder agrees to the Conditions of Sale and upon each instance that Bidder participates in any auction, bids, or otherwise agrees to such terms and reaffirms this release as of the date of so participating or agreeing unless Bidder otherwise provides clear written notice to RR Auction prior to so bidding. 20.6 The Bidder hereby agrees that RR Auction shall be entitled to present these Conditions of Sale to a court in any jurisdiction other than set forth in this paragraph as conclusive evidence of the Parties agreement, and the Parties further agree that the court shall immediately dismiss any action filed in such jurisdiction. 20.7 Liquidated Damages for Specific Breaches In the event that Bidder provides false information in connection with registering for bidding, fails to correct or update information or breaches the Conditions of Sale by failing to pay the purchase price when due after becoming the winning bidder, as liquidated damages associated with such breaches, R&R may obtain from Bidder the greater of (1) 150% the reserve of the item (if any); (2) the amount bidder bid; or (3), the full amount that bidder would have otherwise paid. Bidder will also be liable for an additional 20% of such amount to account for additional administrative costs, shipping, additional advertising, and other damages and liabilities fees that are difficult to calculate on an item-by-item basis. 20.8 Indemnity. Bidder agrees to defend, indemnify, hold harmless RR Auction (along with its officers, directors, agents, contractors, and affiliates) from and against any and all claims, costs, fees, damages, and liabilities arising out of or related to these Conditions of Sale, view of items, or lots, bidding, or participation in any auction by RR Auction, and/or or in any way connected to any item you viewed, bid upon or purchased through RR Auction. Section 21: State-by-State Law Issues This Auction is being conducted in and the sale shall take place in the State of Massachusetts. Notwithstanding, the foregoing, should these terms and conditions violate the law of any State should that state’s law be found to govern, or any provision herein determined to be invalid, the clause itself and the remainder of the Agreement shall be valid to the fullest extent allowed. Also, to the extent other states law apply to any transaction arising out of the Agreement (without admitting such), RR Auction states: For Residents of California:

SALE OF AUTOGRAPHED COLLECTIBLES: AS REQUIRED BY LAW, A DEALER WHO SELLS TO A CONSUMER ANY COLLECTIBLE DESCRIBED AS BEING AUTOGRAPHED MUST PROVIDE A WRITTEN EXPRESS WARRANTY AT THE TIME OF SALE. THIS DEALER MAY BE SURETY BONDED OR OTHERWISE INSURED TO ENSURE THE AUTHENTICITY OF ANY AUTOGRAPHED COLLECTIBLE SOLD BY THIS DEALER. A written express warranty is provided with each autographed collectible, as required by law. This dealer may be surety bonded or otherwise insured to ensure the authenticity of any autographed collectible sold by this dealer.

Section 22 Glossary of Condition terms Information provided to prospective Bidders with respect of any lot, including any pre-sale estimate, whether written or oral, and information in any catalogue, condition or other report, commentary or valuation, is not a representation of fact but rather a statement of opinion held by RR Auction. Use of the following terms constitutes an opinion as follows: VERY FINE describes an item believed to be in virtually flawless condition, and is used sparingly for items of exceptionally attractive appearance. FINE is the most common statement of condition, and applies to most items that we offer. It describes items that we believe to show expected handling wear, generally acceptable random flaws (such as light creases, small bends, etc.), and an overall appearance that is pleasing to the majority of collectors. VERY GOOD describes an item that we believe exhibits more moderate flaws (such as toning, light staining, professional reinforcements or repairs, etc.). Most collectors would be comfortable with items in very good condition, and this would be the expected condition for many formats (early presidential documents, for example). GOOD describes an item which we believe to have obvious visible flaws, including heavy wear, missing portions, or repairs that affect appearance; generally items in this condition are offered only if an item is otherwise believed to be exceedingly rare or important. Bidder may call and request further details and information about RR Auction’s opinions concerning any item via phone or email which shall provided in RR Auction’s discretion. Certificate of Auction, Certificate of Authenticity and Goods Acquired: Bidder warrants that Bidder (and its agents, assigns, successors, and affiliates) shall not purposely deface, destroy, dismember, cut-up into parts the item or Lot purchased at auction from RR Auction and in the event such shall occur whether purposefully or accidently, Bidder (and its agents, assigns, successors, and affiliates) shall refrain from advertising, promoting, or marketing the item as having been purchased from RR Auction and shall in no event display, expressly claim, or imply that the item was certified or auctioned in such state by RR Auction. As liquidated damages for such breach, Bidder agrees to be liable to RR Auction for the greater of the amount of three (3) times the hammer price of the item along with all other fees and costs as otherwise provided in this Terms of Sale.


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