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COMING IN MAY! The Collection of Dr. Lawrence E. Miller

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specially curated sale in May.

The auction will be highlighted by

books signed by presidents including

George Washington, John Adams, and

Thomas Jefferson; documents by signers of

the Declaration of Independence; a wealth of

Supreme Court justices; and leading figures of

world history such as Oliver Cromwell, Mohandas

Gandhi, and Deng Xiaoping. Extraordinary in depth and

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AUTHENTICATORS AND CONSULTANTS JOHN REZNIKOFF, UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES

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

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STEVE ZARELLI AUTHENTICATION

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

ROGER EPPERSON SIGNED, SEALED, AND DELIVERED/REAL

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

PHIL SEARS 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*

FRANK CAIAZZO, BEATLES AUTOGRAPHS beatles autographs

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

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

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

RICH CONSOLA

Rich has studied Elvis Presley’s handwriting and signature for nearly 20 years, which has placed him in the forefront of Presley authenticators worldwide.

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CONTENTS

Presidents and First Ladies............................................................................................ 4 Notables....................................................................................................................... 40 Military.......................................................................................................................... 74 Aviation......................................................................................................................... 87 Space........................................................................................................................... 90 Art, Architecture, and Design........................................................................................ 97 Comic Art and Animation............................................................................................ 102 Literature.................................................................................................................... 110 Music......................................................................................................................... 115 Classic Entertainment................................................................................................ 136 Sports........................................................................................................................ 146 Conditions of Sale..................................................................................................... 152

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presidents and first ladies Full free frank as Commander-in-Chief of the Armies of the United States 1.

George

Wa s h i n g t o n .

Desirable full free frank, unfolded to 7 x 8, addressed in another hand to “Major Tallmadge, 2nd Regt Dragoons, Fairfield,” and franked in the lower left of the panel, “Go: Washington.” The lower flap bears wax seal remnants and annotation, “Gen’l Washington, Letter HdQrs, Dec’r 26th, 82.” Archivally cloth-matted and framed to an overall size of 15.25 x 16.75. In fine condition. Washington was Commander-in-Chief of the Armies of the United States at the time this envelope was signed, but the War for Independence was quickly coming to a close; Charles Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown on October 19, 1781, and the French army and navy had already departed by this time. Benjamin Tallmadge was Washington’s chief intelligence officer during the Revolutionary War and the organizer of the Culper Ring, which conducted covert operations in order to gain information regarding British activities in New York. It was through the work of the Culper Ring that evidence of Benedict Arnold’s treason first came to light. Starting Bid $1000

2. George Washington. Magnificent large ink signature, “Go: Washington,” on an off-white 3.75 x 2 slip. In fine condition, with some light toning and soiling. A superior example of Washington’s autograph. Starting Bid $500

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The opening of the 1791 United States Congress 3. [George Washington]. Exceptional pairing

of documents relating to the formal opening of the United States Congress in 1791. The first is a printed broadside, one page, 8 x 13.25, which reads, in full: “Congress of the United States: at the Third Session, Begun and held at the city of Philadelphia, on Monday the sixth of December, one thousand seven hundred and ninety. An Act fixing the time for the next Annual Meeting of Congress. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That after the third day of March next, the first annual meeting of Congress shall be on the fourth Monday of October next.” Signed in type at the conclusion by House Speaker Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg, Vice President John Adams, and President George Washington. The second item is an ALS signed by clerk of the War Department John Stagg, Jr., one page, 8 x 12.5, dated October 24, 1791. A letter to William Knox, in full: “The Secretary of War requests that you will furnish Captain Jeremiah Fisher of the city artillery, in order to fire a salute on tomorrow, at the opening of Congress: One hundred and eighty pounds of Cannon powder, One hundred Tubes, Forty six Flannel Cartridges for 12 pounders, Eight Port-fires.” In overall very good to fine condition, with a few small stains, toning, and some minor edge loss. Starting Bid $300

Prominently signed ship’s pass for Gloucester’s “Brig Alligator” 4. John Adams.

Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 11.5 x 16.5, July 16, 1798. Gorgeous ship’s pass, in part: “By the President of the United States of America Suffer the Brig Alligator, Abraham Williams Junior master or commander, of the burthen of Eighty Nine tons or thereabouts…To Pass with her Company, Passengers, Goods and Merchandize, without any hindrance, seizure or molestation.” Prominently signed at the conclusion by President Adams and countersigned by Secretary of State Timothy Pickering. The clean white paper seal affixed to the lower left remains intact. Matted and framed to an overall size of 15.5 x 22. In fine condition, with one small area of vellum loss which affects none of the text. With its large, striking lighthouse vignette at the top and exceedingly bold signatures, this is a supremely attractive example of an Adams presidential document in a wonderful format. Starting Bid $300

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Governor Jefferson calls upon his fellow statesmen, intent on “recovering the public arms” for the local militia 5. Thomas Jefferson. Revolutionary Wardated ADS as governor of Virginia, signed “Th: Jefferson,” one page, 8 x 6.25, October 31, 1780. In full: “All officers civil and military, citizens & others are requested to use their utmost exertions in recovering the public arms in the hands of any persons not authorized to hold them, & delivering them to the County Lieutenants. Given under my hand at Richmond this 31st of Octob. 1780.” Signed prominently at the conclusion by Jefferson. Cloth-matted and framed with a portrait and plaque to an overall size of 20.75 x 15.5. In very good to fine condition, with intersecting folds and light stains. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from University Archives. In October 1780, the arrival of 2,500 British troops along the Virginia coast formally ended the state’s prolonged stretch of military inactivity during the Revolutionary War. Led by Brigadier General Alexander Leslie, the British Army soldiers established a fortified position at Portsmouth and soon began raiding the area for supplies. Six days before penning the offered document, Jefferson wrote an impassioned letter to Congressional President Samuel Huntington, pressing firm the issue of a more well-prepped and well-armed defense: ‘Since my last informing of you of the appearance of an enemy’s fleet they have landed 800 men in the neighbourhood of Portsmouth and some more on the bay side of Princess Anne County. On the 23d. in the morning they landed 1000 infantry and 100 cavalry at Newport’s News who immediately took possession of Hampton. The horse were proceeding up the road at the time of our last intelligence. The residue of their force remains still on board. The unarmed state of the people leaves it not in our power to say precisely when one hundred horse will be stopped. The few who have arms have turned out with the greatest alacrity, but they are not of a nature proper to oppose horse. Such a corps as Major Lee’s would now be of infinite value to us. Our cartridge paper has been nearly exhausted by the Southern army, and 2000 Cartouch boxes which we had bought in Baltimore we have reason to believe were on their way down the bay when the enemy came in and have probably fallen into their hands. The want even of these small articles will be of great disadvantage. The spirit which has shown itself among the people on this occasion has given me the greatest pleasure, but I must notwithstanding assure you Sir that if great supplies of arms are not immediately sent on there is no event which may not be expected.’ Starting Bid $1000

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6. Dolley Madison.

Scarce free franked mailing envelope, 4.75 x 3, addressed in Dolley Madison’s hand to her sister-inlaw, “Miss Rebecca Todd, Walnut above Schuylkill 7th St., Philadelphia,” and franked in the upper right, “Free D. P. Madison.” Postmarked October 12, no year. In very good to fine condition, with light soiling, a light stain the the address area, and some old tape to a seal-related tear on the back. Starting Bid $200

7. James Madison and James Monroe. War-dated

partly-printed vellum DS, signed “James Madison” as president and “Ja’s Monroe” as secretary of state, one page, 11 x 15, December 26, 1812. Scallop-topped ship’s pass issued to the “Sch’r Sea Nymph of New York…mounted with no guns, navigated with nine men. To pass with her Company, Passengers, Goods and Merchandize, without any hindrance, seizure or molestation.” Signed at the conclusion by President Madison and countersigned by Secretary of State Monroe. The seal in the lower left is present, as is the remnant of a blue ribbon to upper left corner. Impressively cloth-matted and framed with a plaque to an overall size of 22 x 33.5. In very good to fine condition, with staining to the seal, and some creasing (one crease passing through Monroe’s signature). Starting Bid $200

8. James Monroe. Partly-printed vellum DS as president, signed “Ja’s Monroe,” one page, 14.75 x 12, July 9, 1800. As governor of Virginia, Monroe grants a “certain Tract or Parcel of Land, containing Two hundred Acres.” Neatly signed at the conclusion by Governor Monroe. The white paper seal affixed to the lower left remains intact. Nicely double-matted and framed with a portrait to an overall size of 27 x 19.75. In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

9. John Quincy Adams. Signed book: Oration on the

life and character of Gilbert Motier de Lafayette, Delivered at the request of both houses of the Congress of the United States, before them, in the House of Representatives at Washington, on the 31st December, 1834. Washington: Gales and Seaton, 1835. Hardcover bound in dark green morocco with gilt spine decoration, 5.5 x 8.75, 94 pages. Signed and inscribed on a sheet tipped to the title page in ink, “Charles G. Ferris, from John Quincy Adams.” Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG-/None, with scuffing and rubbing to boards and spine, losses to head of spine, bumped corners, and a “Library of Lawrence E. Miller” blindstamp to a rear page. Starting Bid $200

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10. Andrew Jackson. Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 15 x 9.25, January 5, 1831. President Jackson grants an 80-acre plot of land in Mississippi, prominently signed at the conclusion by Jackson and countersigned by Commissioner of the General Land Office Elijah Hayward. The paper seal affixed to the lower left remains intact. Matted and framed with an engraved portrait (bearing a facsimile signature) to an overall size of 25.25 x 14. In very good to fine condition, with the handwritten portions of the body of the document quite faint, but Jackson’s signature only a couple of shades light. Starting Bid $200

Fillmore faces an uphill battle before the 1844 Whig National Convention 11. Millard Fillmore. ALS, one page, both sides, 8 x 10, February 23, 1844. Letter to New York Congressman William A. Moseley, in part: “I had not noticed the article in the Courier of the 16th instant but on the receipt of yours went and read it. It does not give me the least anxiety or disturb the equanimity of my feelings. Simply because I attach no great importance to the result. You are no doubt correct in attributing this movement to the same interest that brought out Mr. Webster’s name; and I am satisfied from what I saw and heard at Batavia yesterday, that a great effort is making, originating with Mr. W’s friends in N. Y. and countinanced by Weed, Seward, and Co. to some extent to prevent my nomination for the V. Pr. under the pretense that they want to use my name for governor. Some of these gentlemen know well that I do not desire the latter office…I freely admit that I have no claims on the V. Pr. I desire it to be directly understood here and at Washington that I can not under existing circumstances consent to be a candidate for governor. Between you and me I do not for a moment believe that those who are most active in giving public opinion this direction, desire that I should be governor. It is only done to prevent my nomination for the V. Pr. and I wish all my true friends to understand that. I attended the Congressional Convention of the counties of Genesee & Wyoming at Batavia yesterday, and was gratified to see the court house filled to overflowing. The traveling was bad yet it was evident that the right spirit was abroad…The prospect now is that we shall have a spirited election and if we do not succeed shall reduce our majority.” In fine condition. After deciding to launch a behind-the-scenes campaign for the Whig party’s 1844 vice-presidential nomination, Fillmore gleaned that state party strategist Thurlow Weed coveted that spot for his close ally, former New York governor William Seward. To derail this scheme, Fillmore made a bargain with John Collier of Binghamton, a New York City-supported antagonist of the party’s Weed-Seward Albany faction. Fillmore would support Collier for governor and Collier would put his influence behind Fillmore’s vice-presidential quest. The plan fell apart when Seward declared he had no interest in the position, news which prompted Weed to sabotage any chances of his party awarding Fillmore with the vice-presidential nomination. Weed’s tactics ultimately proved fruitful, as Theodore Frelinghuysen won a third-ballot nomination. Starting Bid $200

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12. Millard Fillmore. Signed book: Indian Antiqui-

ties, Vol. IV by Thomas Maurice. London: printed for the author by H. L. Guiabin; and sold by R. Faulder, 1800. Hardcover bound in contemporary sheep rebacked in modern cloth, titles stamped on the spine, 5.5 x 8.25, 391 pages. Signed on the front pastedown with his ownership signature, “Millard Fillmore, Nov. 6, 1858.” Autographic condition: very good, with staining and toning to the signed pastedown, as well as an affixed bookplate and rubber stamp from former owners. Book condition: VG/None, with scuffing and rubbing to boards, and a “Library of Lawrence E. Miller” blindstamp to a rear page. Starting Bid $200

Remarkable 16-page letter on the ‘confusing’ state of American politics during his post-presidential travels abroad 13. Franklin Pierce. ALS, sixteen pages on four sets of adjoining sheets, 5

x 8.25, October 24–25, 1858. Letter to Sidney Webster, his former private White House secretary, written from Florence, Italy, during an extended European holiday spent with his wife Jane Appleton. Pierce criticizes President Buchanan, mentions Jefferson Davis, discusses strife within the Democratic Party, and touches upon the 1858 election that resulted in Republican control of the House of Representatives. In part: “We reached here on the 11th...The city is literally filled with works of art, in the examination of which one may pleasantly and profitably spend six or eight weeks...Our journey from Geneva by way of St. Gothard to Lake Maggiore was delightful throughout…The descriptions of grandeur of the St. Gothard Pass have not exceeded the truth. Mr Daniels was absent from Turin when we reached there but has since passed a day or two with us here. He has repurchased his interest (the quarter part) in The Examiner and expects soon to return to Richmond to resume the labors of editor. His resignation has been accepted but he does not know who is to succeed him. If Mr. Buchanan entertained the opinion of foreign ministers appointed by me which has been expressed by some persons who assume to speak for him, it is not easy to understand why one half of his official term should be allowed to elapse without replacing them with better & more competent men. If the changes which have already taken place after at Berlin, Lisbon, Copenhagen, Liverpool, etc. are to be taken as samples of what we may expect hereafter, it cannot I think be regarded as a mark of stupidity if the improvement is not readily perceived…. The struggle between the intellect and learning arranged on either side of the case at Newport must have been full of interest and instruction. Genl. Davis it seems has been making another speech at an agricultural fair in Maine which was highly praised in the Providence Journal (an opposition paper) which fell in my view a few days since. Were politicks in the U. States ever in greater confusion than at the present time. The New York Evening Post, Times, Tribune, & Herald are taken here but so far as I know in New England no New England paper except the Boston Traveller. It would be truly refreshing to see a copy of the Morning Post now and then. The last number of the Herald received here endeavors to prepare the public mind for the defeat of our party in Pennsylvania by saying that it has been so weakened by my blunders and maladministration, that it sunk down after the great struggle of 1856 in a state of complete exhaustion from which it had never been able to recover—notwithstanding the great strength which Mr. Buchanan’s official and personal popularity brings to its aid. If the Prest. does not get from the Satanic enough of this foolish adulation and rather too much assaults upon what are termed the factious members of our party Toombs & others I shall be surprized. Can you explain the cause of the frequent hits at Slidell & Bright. I see that…Martin has been nominated for Congress. Do the personal & political relations between him & Colo. Forney remain unchanged? If so how is his canvass to be conducted after the publication of the Colo.’s Tarrytown speech and subsequent letters? I should have said how was it conducted because I believe the election took place last week.” In fine condition, with writing showing through from opposing sides. Accompanied by a transcript and biographical blurbs about the many figures referenced in this letter. Starting Bid $500 www.RRAuction.com | 9


14. Franklin Pierce.

ALS as president, one page, 4.5 x 7, January 1, 1855. Letter to Gen. T. H. Bayly, in full: “I am unwilling to trouble you so often but you will oblige me particularly by calling as early as convenient after breakfast tomorrow morning.” Professionally inlaid into a larger sheet and in fine condition. Thomas Bayly was a general of the 21st Brigade in the Virginia Militia and at the time of this letter was serving as a congressman from Virginia, and as chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means. Starting Bid $200

15. James Buchanan. Partly-printed DS as president,

one page, 15.75 x 9.5, January 28, 1859. President James Buchanan appoints R. A. Fish as a “Second Lieutenant of the National Rifle of the Militia of the District of Columbia.” Signed at the conclusion by Buchanan, and countersigned by Secretary of War Joseph Holt. Matted and framed with a portrait to an overall size of 26.75 x 13.25. In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

16. Abraham Lincoln. Civil War-dated ALS as president signed “A. Lincoln,” one page, 4.75 x 7.5, January 24, 1861. Letter to Ulysses Doubleday, in full: “Yours of the 15th inclosing that which I now return was duly received, and for which I thank you. I have neglected for a few days to return the inclosed.” The letter is affixed to a same-size mount and cloth-matted with various captions and artwork related to Lincoln and Fort Sumter; framed to an overall size of 28 x 26. In very good condition, with toning, light staining, and small areas of paper loss along the edges. Starting Bid $1000

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President Lincoln approves a “leave of absence for thirty days as requested” 17. Abraham Lincoln. Boldly penned Civil War-dated autograph endorsement as

president, signed “A. Lincoln,” penned on the reverse of a one-page letter addressed to Adjutant General Lorenzo Thomas by Pennsylvania Congressman Charles O’Neill, dated August 9, 1864. O’Neill’s letter, in part: “My friend Mr. Robert T. King, a very prominent citizen of Philadelphia, desires a leave of absence for his son Liuet. R. T. King of the 15th U.S. Infantry, who has just left the Hospital at Lookout Mountain, after a very severe spell of sickness and is now on light duty near that locality.” Lincoln’s endorsement, dated August 10, 1864, in full: “Sec. of War, please give Lieut. King the leave of absence for thirty days as requested.” In very good to fine condition, with light splitting and toning along the folds, and some old tape to the blank panel. Starting Bid $1000

Appointing a “Commissary of Subsistence of Volunteers” in 1862 18. Abraham Lincoln. Civil War–dated partly-printed vellum

DS as president, one page, 13.75 x 17.25, February 21, 1862. President Lincoln appoints Spencer C. Benham as “Commissary of Subsistence of Volunteers with the rank of Captain.” 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. Affixed to a board and in very good to fine condition, with warping due to the cardboard backing, and the handwritten portions, including the Lincoln signature, light but fully legible. Starting Bid $1000

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Over 200 attendees of the Johnson impeachment trial

19. Andrew Johnson. Vintage leatherbound autograph book, 5.25 x 8, containing over 200 autographs by senators, congressmen, and other attendees of the impeachment of Andrew Johnson on February 24, 1868, including: Rutherford B. Hayes, Thaddeus Stevens, Nathaniel P. Banks, James G. Blaine, John A. Logan, James Mitchell Ashley, Columbus Delano, George R. Latham, George Crook, Benjamin Butler, and many more. In fine condition, with some of the pages detached, but present. From the collection of noted Nebraska collector and publisher Joe R. Seacrest. Starting Bid $200

20. U. S. Grant. ALS as president, one page both sides, 4.75 x 7.5, Executive Mansion letterhead, July 12, 1869. Letter to Thomas Gamble Pitcher, the Superintendent of the United States Military Academy, in regard to Vermont officer Lewis A. Grant, in full: “I do not know whether you were replied to or not in answer to your letter in regard to Lewis’ re-examination. I attended to your request however and told Ms. Grant to write to you that he can be re-examined if he wishes it. The matter will be left entirely to him. If he feels, when the time comes, in September, that he is prepared the examination will be given him. I sincerely hope that Lewis may get through if he is re-examined, but if he does not he is still young enough. My kind regards to the Gen. and your self.” Double-matted and framed with a portrait to an overall size of 16.75 x 11.75; the frame’s backing has a window for viewing the reverse. In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

21. Rutherford B. Hayes. Booklet entitled “Inaugural Address: Rutherford B. Hayes, Governor

of Ohio to the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, January 10, 1870,” six pages, 6 x 9.25, annotated on the front cover in ink by Hayes, “Compliments, see page 4.” Hayes adds an ink mark to the margin on the fourth page, denoting a passage about reform of the civil service. In very good to fine condition, with creasing to the covers, dampstaining (unobtrusive on the cover but evident on the interior pages), and a “Library of Lawrence E. Miller” blindstamp to the final page. Accompanied by a custom-made presentation folder with gilt spine titling. Starting Bid $200

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President Hayes’s veto of the “Act Making Appropriations for the Support of the Army” 22. Rutherford B. Hayes. Booklet entitled “Message of the President of the United States,

Returning to the House of Representatives the Bill entitled ‘An Act Making Appropriations for the Support of the Army for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 1880, and for Other Purposes,” delivered on April 29, 1879, twelve pages, 5.75 x 9.25, signed on the front cover in ink, “With Compliments of R. B. Hayes.” In very good to fine condition, with a central vertical fold, light toning to the edges and center, and a “Library of Lawrence E. Miller” blindstamp to the rear wrapper. Accompanied by a custom-made presentation folder with gilt spine titling. In March 1879, a special early session of the 46th Congress convened to consider unfinished spending bills that threatened a government shutdown, including this Army Appropriations Bill. Democrats attached riders to bills that would have prevented President Hayes from financing the US Marshals and Army personnel stationed in the South. Many regarded this as an attempt to nullify black voting rights, and instead of agreeing to the riders, Hayes vetoed five bills and prompted a 14-month showdown between the executive and legislative branches. Four of Hayes’s vetoes were sustained with the help of the House Republican floor leader James A. Garfield, who denounced riders as ‘a revolution against the Constitution and Government of the United States.’ Starting Bid $200

First edition of Roosevelt’s Rough Riders

23. Theodore Roosevelt. Desirable signed book: The Rough Riders. First

edition. NY: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1899. Hardcover, 6 x 8.5, 298 pages. Signed on the first free end page in ink, “Theodore Roosevelt.” Autographic condition: very good to fine, with somewhat irregular overall toning to the signed page. Book condition: VG/None, with sunning to spine and boards, rubbing and edgewear, a cracked front hinge, mottled toning to endpapers, ownership inscription to title page, and a “Personal Library of R. L. MacDuffie” bookplate affixed to front pastedown. Starting Bid $200

24. Theodore Roosevelt. Signed book: America and the World War. Later

printing. NY: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1915. Hardcover bound in tan cloth, 5.25 x 7.75, 277 pages. Signed on the first free end page in ink, “T. Roosevelt.” Autographic condition: fine, with small erasures above and below the signature, and a rubber library stamp at the bottom of the signed page. Book condition: VG/None, with ex-library markings, adhesive residue to spine, and a “Library of Lawrence E. Miller” blindstamp to a rear page. Starting Bid $200

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25. Theodore Roosevelt. Signed book: Fear God and Take Your Own Part. First edition. NY: George H. Doran Company, 1916. Hardcover with custom-made slipcase, 6.5 x 8.75, 414 pages. Signed in fountain pen on a White House card affixed to the first free end page. Also included is an AQS from Julia Ward Howe on a tipped in page, dated March 1891, which contains a line from her song ‘Battle Hymn of the Republic, in full: “In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born, across the sea.” In very good to fine condition, with a block of toning to the card. Roosevelt dedicated Fear God and Take Your Own Part to the memory of Julia Ward Howe, whom he declared ‘was as good a citizen of the Republic as Washington and Lincoln themselves... She preached that stern and lofty courage of soul which shrinks neither from war nor from any other form of suffering and hardship and danger if it is only thereby that justice can be served. She embodied that trait more essential than any other in the make-up of the men and women of this Republic—the valor of righteousness.’ Starting Bid $200

26. Theodore Roosevelt. Signed book: The Real Roosevelt: His Forceful

Utterances on Various Subjects. First edition. NY: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1910. Hardcover bound in dark green cloth with gilt lettering, 5 x 7, 202 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page in ink, “Inscribed for Mr. & Mrs. Chas. M. Lea, from Theodore Roosevelt.” Autographic condition: very good to fine, with scattered light foxing and toning to signed page. Book condition: VG/None, with a cracked rear hinge, edgewear, and a “Library of Lawrence E. Miller” blindstamp to a rear page. Starting Bid $200

27. Theodore Roosevelt. Signed book: The Foes of Our Own Household. First edition. NY: George H. Doran Company, 1917. Hardcover bound in red cloth with gilt lettering, 5.75 x 8.5, 347 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page in ink, “Inscribed for Robert Newell Reid, with the best wishes of Theodore Roosevelt, Nov. 1st 1917.” Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG/None, with wear at spine ends, sunning to spine, slightly bumped corners, a “Library of Lawrence E. Miller” blindstamp to a rear page, and a ‘Literary Digest’ affixed to last page. Starting Bid $200

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Roosevelt runs as a progressive: “I am in this fight for a principle, and, win or lose, I will go on to the end” 28. Theodore Roosevelt. TLS signed “T. Roosevelt,” one page,

6.5 x 7.75, The Outlook letterhead, February 26, 1912. Letter to G. B. Daniels of the Oakland Enquirer, in full: “I thank you for your letter, and also for the editorial. By this time you will have seen my announcement that I will accept if nominated. I know I need not say, my dear Mr. Daniels, how touched I am by the confidence in me which you and other friends have shown. I am in this fight for a principle, and, win or lose, I will go on to the end.” In very good to fine condition, with scattered light foxing. Accompanied by three of Daniels’s retained carbon copies of letters to Roosevelt from this period. Starting Bid $200

Nearly sixty years old, Teddy aims to “raise a force to go to Europe at the earliest possible moment” during World War I 29. Theodore Roosevelt. TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, Metropolitan let-

terhead, May 1, 1917. Letter to G. B. Daniels of the Oakland Enquirer, in part: “There has been a persistent attempt, I am sorry to say, instigated by men at Washington, who were influenced by political reasons, to escape permitting me to help raise a force to go to Europe at the earliest possible moment. One of the methods employed has been to try to make believe that this was antagonistic to the principles of universal service. I thank you for the letter in which you so clearly show what the facts are.” In very good to fine condition, with light toning to the left side of the letter, and pin holes to the upper left corner. Accompanied by Daniels’s retained carbon copy of his letter to Roosevelt from a week earlier. In March 1917, Congress gave Roosevelt the authority to raise four divisions similar to the Rough Riders, and Major Frederick Russell Burnham was put in charge of both the general organization and recruitment. However, President Wilson announced to the press that he would not send Roosevelt and his volunteers to France, and instead would send an American Expeditionary Force under the command of General John J. Pershing. Roosevelt never forgave Wilson, and quickly published The Foes of Our Own Household, an indictment of the sitting president. Starting Bid $200

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Taft edits a biography just weeks after leaving the White House 30. William H. Taft. Original manuscript draft of William H. Taft’s biographical entry for the American Encyclopedia of National Biography by pastor and magazine editor John Wesley Hill, 10 pages, 8.5 x 10.5, with seven pages bearing ink notations and emendations in Taft’s own hand (pages 7–9 are without Taft handwriting). Of the nearly 200 words penned by Taft, the majority can be found on pages one (34 words), three (44), four (28), and five (36). On page three, Taft writes vertically along the left margin: “While in the Philippines, Mr. Taft was twice offered by President Roosevelt appointment to the Supreme Bench of the United States but he reluctantly declined because he felt that he could not then give up the work in the Philippines without prejudice to the cause.” On page five, Taft emends a section relating to the Cuban occupation: “He announced a basis of compromise approved by President Roosevelt which President Palma declined to participate in. Then President Palma resigned and left the government headless. Having no other recourse, Mr. Taft announced a provisional government and [declared himself provisional governor].” The manuscript also bears numerous emendations by Hill, and four pages feature affixed newspaper clippings. Also included with the manuscript is a TLS signed “Wm. H. Taft,” one page, 7.5 x 10, personal letterhead, June 14, 1913, addressed to Hill, in full: I have yours of June 12th, enclosing a biographical sketch of myself which was sent to you for revision by the American Encyclopedia of National Biography. I have made some memoranda in it by way of correction, and return it herewith.” In overall very good to fine condition, with creasing to the letter, and binding holes, creasing, and some edge loss to the biographical sketch. John W. Hill was the chancellor of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee from 1916-1936, and prior to that, a pastor at the Metropolitan Temple Methodist and Episcopal Church in New York City. Both Hill and Taft were originally from Ohio, and their personal friendship spanned decades. Taft had departed the White House only three months prior, and he soon accepted the position of Kent Professor of Law and Legal History at Yale Law School, arriving in New Haven on April 1, 1913. Given that was it was too late in the semester to teach an academic course, Taft instead prepared eight lectures on ‘Questions of Modern Government,’ which he delivered in May. Starting Bid $300

31. William H. Taft. Signed book: Representative Government. First edition, limited issue of 500 copies. NY: New York University Press, 1921. Hardcover bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering, 6.25 x 9.25, 49 pages. Boldly signed and inscribed on the first free end page in ink, “For Dr. Edwin R. Hodge M.D., in the…of Yale and with best wishes, Wm. H. Taft, Washington, May 27th, 1926.” Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG+/None, with wear at spine ends and a “Library of Lawrence E. Miller” blindstamp to the final page. Starting Bid $200

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32. William H. Taft. Signed

34. Ellen Wilson.

33. William H. Taft. Signed book: English Leadership:

35. Woodrow Wilson. Signed book: Congressional Government: A Study in American Politics. Later printing. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1913. Hardcover bound in blue cloth, 5 x 7, 344 pages. Signed on the first free end page in fountain pen, “Woodrow Wilson.” Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG/None, with wear at spine ends and a “Library of Lawrence E. Miller” blindstamp to a rear page. Starting Bid $200

b o o k : Wo r l d Peace: A Written Debate Between William H o w a r d Ta f t and William Jennings Bryan. First edition. NY: George H. Doran Company, 1917. Hardcover bound in green cloth with gilt stamping, 5.25 x 7.75, 156 pages. Boldly signed on the first free end page in ink, “With pleasure, Sincerely yours, Wm. H. Taft, Jan’y 29, 1919, Washington.” Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG+/None, with a “Walter Merriam Pratt” bookplate affixed to the front pastedown and a “Library of Lawrence E. Miller” blindstamp to the final page. Starting Bid $200

English Leadings in Modern History, an essay by J. N. Larned, with an introduction by William Howard Taft. First edition. Springfield, MA: C. A. Nichols Company, 1918. Hardcover with dust jacket, 5.25 x 7.5, 400 pages. Signed on the first free end page in ink, “Wm. H. Taft,” above his affixed personal bookplate. Autographic condition: fine, with light toning to signed page. Book condition: VG/G, with losses to the dust jacket’s spine and dampstaining to jacket. Starting Bid $200

First lady (born 1860) and wife of Woodrow Wilson who died on August 6, 1914, less than two years into her husband’s first presidential term. Woodrow Wilson married Edith Bolling Galt the following year. ALS signed “Ellen A. Wilson,” penned at the bottom of a typed letter from the office of Governor Woodrow Wilson to collector Eugene V. Brewster, one page, 8 x 9.75, State of New Jersey, Executive Department letterhead, October 6, 1911. Ellen’s handwritten response: “This unsigned letter has been sent over from the State House together with yours of Nov. 1st. As Mr. Wilson has just left for ten days or so, I take the liberty of sending it on as it is, with a cancelled check. Yours very sincerely.” She adds “Mrs. Wilson” in the lower left corner. In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

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36. Woodrow Wilson. Signed book: The Road Away from

38. Woodrow Wilson. Signed book: The Free Life. First

37. Woodrow Wilson. Signed book: The Wisdom of

39. Woodrow Wilson. Signed book: Mere Literature and Other Essays. First edition. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1896. Hardcover, 5.5 x 7.5, 247 pages. Signed and inscribed on the front pastedown in ink, “Miss Arnold, With the sincere regard of Woodrow Wilson.” Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG-/None, with peeling to spine head, cracked front hinge, and a “Library of Lawrence E. Miller” blindstamp to last page. Starting Bid $200

Revolution. First edition. Boston: The Atlantic Monthly Press, 1923. Hardcover, 4.5 x 6, 13 pages. Prominently signed on the first free end page in fountain pen, “Woodrow Wilson, 1923.” Autographic condition: fine, with light edge toning. Book condition: VG/None, with creasing and a light dampstain to boards, and a “Library of Lawrence E. Miller” blindstamp to a rear page. Starting Bid $200

Woodrow Wilson. First edition. NY: Brentano’s, 1919. Bound in dark red cloth with gilt stamping, 4.25 x 5, 196 pages. Signed on the first free end page in fountain pen, “Woodrow Wilson, 1922.” Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG/None, with a “Library of Lawrence E. Miller” blindstamp to a rear page. Starting Bid $200

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edition. NY: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., 1908. Bound in tan cloth with gilt stamping, 5.25 x 7.5, 28 pages. Neatly signed and inscribed on the first free end page in ink, “Mrs. Kirkman, With the warm regard of Woodrow Wilson, and with the most delightful recollection of the friendship formed at Rydal.” Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG/None, with sunning and staining to boards, and a “Library of Lawrence E. Miller” blindstamp to a rear page. Starting Bid $200


“You are the possessor of a great and proud privilege. You are a citizen of the United States” 40. Warren G. Harding. TLS as president, one page, 7 x 8.75, White House letterhead, April 30, 1921. Patriotic statement “To a Citizen,” in full: “You are the possessor of a great and proud privilege. You are a citizen of the United States, and as such are an equal partner with all other citizens in the conduct, and in the benefits of the free institutions of our great country. You are living in a time when such a privilege involves perhaps greater advantages, and also greater responsibilities, than ever before. There never was a time when so many people, who did not possess them, were seeking the advantages which you freely enjoy, as there are today. My wish to you, and every other American citizen, is that you and all of us may realize both our good fortune and our duty, and so conduct ourselves as to testify our full appreciation of the one and determination fully to discharge the other.” Affixed to a same-size backing sheet and in fine condition. Starting Bid $200

The gold pocket comb of President Coolidge, authenticated by his son 42. Calvin Coolidge. Gor-

41. Warren G. Harding. Sharp

matte-finish 9.75 x 12.5 photo of Harding by Moffett of Chicago, boldly signed and inscribed in the lower border in fountain pen, “To Mary Catherine Early, with much gratitude, high esteem, and my best wishes, Sincerely Warren G. Harding.” In fine condition, with areas of light silvering. Starting Bid $200

geous 14-karat gold pocket hair comb belonging to Calvin Coolidge, measuring 6.75˝ unfolded and containing approximately one ounce of 14-karat gold, with front plate engraved with his monogram, “C. C.” Included with the comb is a typed letter from Jerrold L. Aspengren, the executive director of the Children’s Aid and Family Service of Hampshire County, addressed to John Coolidge, the first son of Calvin and Grace Coolidge, dated May 1983, which reads, in part: “First of all, this is not a request for money! We’ve come up with a much more creative way to supplement our finding sources—a Memorabilia Auction! Our plan is to auction off memorabilia from celebrities like yourself as a fund-raiser for our agency…Won’t you reach out to those in need and send us some item for our auction. Something autographed, possibly a small personal item that would provide both recognition for you and some income for the work of our agency.” Coolidge responds with a brief handwritten note at the close of the letter: “Here is a comb belonging to my father, President Calvin Coolidge. John Coolidge, 6/14/83.” In fine condition. Accompanied by a copy of a newspaper article detailing the results of the charity auction. Starting Bid $200

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43. Calvin Coolidge. Signed book: Have Faith in Mas-

45. Calvin Coolidge. Pamphlet entitled “Address of President Coolidge at the One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of Phillips Academy,” given at Andover, Massachusetts, May 19, 1928, seven pages, 5.75 x 9, signed on the last page in bold ink, “Calvin Coolidge.” In very good to fine condition, with light creasing and two horizontal folds, and a “Library of Lawrence E. Miller” blindstamp to the rear wrapper. Accompanied by a custom-made presentation folder with gilt spine titling. Starting Bid $20

44. Calvin Coolidge. Pamphlet entitled “Address of President Coolidge at the Observance of the Tenth Anniversary of the Armistice,” given at Washington, D.C., November 11, 1928, nine pages, 5.75 x 9, signed on the last page in bold ink, “Calvin Coolidge.” In fine condition, with a thin strip of toning across the center and a “Library of Lawrence E. Miller” blindstamp to the rear wrapper. Accompanied by a custom-made presentation folder with gilt spine titling. Starting Bid $200

46. Herbert Hoover. Signed book: De Re Metallica. London: The Mining Magazine, 1912. Custom-rebound hardcover, 9.25 x 13.75, 640 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page in ink, “To Alfred Merton, Esq., With Compliments, H. C. Hoover.” In very good to fine condition, with toning and foxing to the signed page. An impressively large volume containing Hoover’s early translation of this classic 1556 text on mining. Starting Bid $200

sachusetts. Second edition enlarged. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1919. Hardcover bound in navy blue cloth with gilt lettering, 5.5 x 7.75, 275 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page in fountain pen, “To Amelia D. Campbell, With sincere regards, Calvin Coolidge, 1921.” Autographic condition: fine, with a light paperclip impression to the top of the signed page. Book condition: VG/None, with an “Amelia Day Campbell Parker” and a “Library of Lawrence E. Miller” blindstamp to the final page. Starting Bid $200

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Amazing letter from President Hoover to his White House successor 47. Herbert Hoover. TLS as president, one page, 7.5 x 10.5, White House letterhead, October 21, 1930. Letter to his successor, New York Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt, inviting him to a White House conference, in full: “In July, 1929, I called together a preliminary committee to lay out the work for a nation-wide inquiry into Child Health and Protection. This committee has secured the assistance of more than 1200 national and state officials together with experts in every field, and has gathered facts and compiled data for a nation-wide consideration of the whole subject. I have called a national conference for this consideration to be held at the White House in Washington, November 19th to 22nd. I am most desirous that every state should participate in the determination of conclusions and recommendations upon this subject. I would deeply appreciate it, therefore, if you would appoint delegates from your various official Departments who will represent their respective fields in this connection at the conference. The subject is one that I feel will appeal to you. The conference is not called for the purpose of advancing legislation. Its maximum value can be obtained from advancement of thought and interest in the subject, the exchange of experience and the establishment of standards and methods for the future.” In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

48. Eleanor Roosevelt.

ALS as first lady, signed “E. R.,” two pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 6.75, White House letterhead, no date. Letter to “Harry,” in part: “A promissory note for a sweater on the way but not yet finished! The above represents the body abstract done but no sleeves as yet!…much affectionate thought of you has gone into it Harry dear, & someday I hope you will enjoy its soft warmth. I’m so glad to take you with us and wish you a very happy Xmas.” Roosevelt has added a sketch of the sleeveless sweater above. In fine condition. Accompanied by the original White House envelope, marked “Harry” by Roosevelt. Starting Bid $200

49. Eleanor Roosevelt. Vin-

tage matte-finish 9.25 x 11.5 Harris & Ewing portrait of Roosevelt in a formal gown near a window, signed and inscribed in fountain pen “To Bob & Penny, with love, Eleanor Roosevelt.” Attractively double-matted and framed to an overall size of 17 x 19.5. In fine condition, with a few scattered creases, a couple spots of soiling, and slight silvering near the photographer’s mark. Roosevelt is quite scarce in this format. Starting Bid $200

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50. Franklin D. Roosevelt. Signed book: Franklin D. Roosevelt: His Life and Achievement. First edition. London: John Murray, 1938. Hardcover, 5.75 x 8.75, 286 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page in fountain pen as president, “For John E. Weaver, Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1939.” Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG/None, with bumped corners and a “Library of Lawrence E. Miller” blindstamp to a rear page. Starting Bid $200

51. Franklin D. Roosevelt. Uncommon 18.75 x 13.5 artistic

print of the “East Wing of the White House,” as designed by architect Lorenzo Simmons Winslow, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “For Isadore Rubin—one of the first ‘inmates,’ from Franklin D. Roosevelt.” Framed to a slightly larger size. In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

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52. Franklin D. Roosevelt. Signed book: The Cecilian Gift: or, Romances of the Musicians. First edition gift annual. NY: Leavitt & Allen, 1851. Hardcover bound in red cloth with gilt decoration, 5.25 x 7.5, 260 pages. Signed on the front pastedown, “Franklin D. Roosevelt, Hyde Park, Rare: These McRae plates are extraordinarily good engraving for the period.” The volume includes illustrations of Handel, Haydn, Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven. Autographic condition: fine, with light staining along the edges of the signed pastedown. Book condition: VG-/None, with a mid-19th century gift inscription to first free end page, some foxing to textblock, spine cloth worn and detached but present, and a “Library of Lawrence E. Miller” blindstamp to the rear wrapper. Starting Bid $200

53. Franklin D. Roosevelt. White House commemorative cover with a cachet honoring the USS Indianapolis PanAmerican Presidential Cruise in 1936, signed along the top left edge, “Franklin D. Roosevelt.” Envelope bears a vertical notation, “USS Indianapolis,” along the left edge, and is addressed in another hand to US Navy Captain William R. Van Auku. In fine condition. Starting Bid $200


FDR thanks “members of the amusement industry who have done so much for the good of the community in our national life” 54. Franklin D. Roosevelt. TLS as president, one page, 6.75 x 8.75, White House letterhead, November 24, 1944. Letter to Carter T. Barron, chairman of the Variety Clubs of America. In part: “I appreciate your kind invitation to be present… when the Variety Clubs of America present the 1944 Silver Scroll to the Secretary of State, Cordell Hull. I know of no one more richly deserving of this signal honor. I should enjoy very much being present on this occasion, and am very sorry that it is impossible for me to be with you tonight. But I hope I may take this occasion through your organization to thank the members of the amusement industry who have done so much for the good of the community in our national life. I am thinking of such things as War Bond drives, Red Cross activities, participation in USO activities, the March of Dimes for the benefit of crippled children, the maintenance of children’s camps all over the country, and in many kindred fields. The members of your industry—management, actors and actresses alike—seem to have unlimited capacity and energy in giving their time and effort to good cause.” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original White House transmittal envelope. Starting Bid $200

55. Franklin D. Roosevelt. Two TLSs as president, each

one page, 7 x 8.75, White House letterhead, August 16 and September 7, 1943. Both to Stephen W. Blodgett at Brooklands Farm in Fishkill, New York. The first, in full: “I have sent a note to the Lieutenant General Commandant of the Marine Corps and I hope to get an answer within a few days. I think it is grand that you have been doing so splendidly with the Fishkill farm and I hope so much that we can get you into the Marines.” The second, in full: “I am delighted to hear from the Major General commandant that you are in—or about to get in—as a specialist officer in Marine Corps Aviation.” In overall fine condition. Accompanied by both original mailing envelopes. Starting Bid $200

56. Franklin D. Roosevelt. Classic matte-finish

12 x 9 photo of FDR at his desk by Harris & Ewing, signed and inscribed in the lower border in fountain pen, “For Mr. Matty Radin, from Franklin D. Roosevelt.” Affixed to a same-size mount and in fine condition, with trimmed edges and some curling to the mount. Starting Bid $200

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57. Harry S. Truman. DS as presi-

dent, one page, 8 x 10.5, no date. President Truman awards the “Legion of Merit, Degree of Legionnaire,” to a Soviet soldier. In part: “Lieutenant Colonel Sergei Stapanovitch Sergeeff, 20th Budapest Guard Infantry Corps, Red Army, displayed exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services contributing materially to the success of combined operations in Europe.” In fine to very fine condition. Starting Bid $200

58. Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower. Signed

book: Eisenhower Speaks. First edition. NY: Farrar, Straus & Company, 1948. Hardcover with dust jacket, 5.75 x 8.25, 299 pages. Signed on the first free end page in fountain pen, “Dwight D. Eisenhower” and “Mamie Doud Eisenhower.” Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG/VG, with edge nicks and soiling to dust jacket, and a “Library of Lawrence E. Miller” blindstamp to a rear page. Starting Bid $200

“I wouldn’t put it past a fanatical Nazi prisoner to try to harm you” 59. Dwight D. Eisenhower. World War II–era ALS signed “Ike,” two pages, 8 x 10.5, January 18. Letter to his wife Mamie, “Darling,” referencing the German POWs held at Fort Benning and a new Russian offensive against Germany. In full: “Hal Potter brought in two letters from you—one that you gave him to bring, another that you apparently sent to Stock. At Wardman you must have several notes from me—unless some one attempted to forward them while you were still in Benning. I am distressed that rumors get about that can disturb you so much. It was fine of Bunny Hobson to protect you so well. I must write to him. I know what a burden you have to carry—and I must say I wouldn’t put it past a fanatical Nazi prisoner to try to harm you. I should think his problem would be identification. Anyway, do be careful. How I hope this new Russian offensive keeps right on going into the heart of Germany. In any event it’s initial success must be a shock to the d— Germans. Someone sent me a box of maple sugar. Just who, I don’t know. Most things I just send right on to the hospitals but this box (about a pound, I think) I’m going to keep. I haven’t tasted it in years. John seems to have a most sensible gal & in the pictures I have I figure her to be the tall one—but I have nothing to base that on—just hunch. I’m afraid my effort to make sure he had a few French francs in his pocket, when he should come this way, has mis-fired. Funny, I sent it long before X-mas; a thousand francs (20 bucks) in a dark wallet. Oh well—Please take care of yourself. Ad try to figure out where we—just you & I—can run off and hide for weeks or months as soon as I’ve seen my mother.” In fine condition, with a couple of small edge chips, and light toning from prior display. Superb wartime content from Ike to his beloved wife. Starting Bid $200

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61. Dwight D. Eisenhower.

60. Dwight D. Eisenhower. Softcover

pamphlet entitled “First Annual Report, Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, SHAPE, Paris, 2 April, 1952,” 37 pages, 5 x 7.75, signed and inscribed on the first free end page in fountain pen, “For Herbert Swope, from his friend, Dwight D. Eisenhower, SHAPE, May 1952.” In fine condition, with light creasing to the signed page’s corner tips and a “Library of Lawrence E. Miller” blindstamp to a rear page. Accompanied by a custom-made presentation folder with gilt spine titling. Starting Bid $200

Three TLSs as president, each signed “DE,” one page, 6.75 x 8.75, White House letterhead, dated 1953–1958, all to Major General Howard McCrum Snyder, who served as Physician to the President for Dwight D. Eisenhower. The first, in part: “My special congratulations for your Birthday on the 7th! It seems a long, long way from the last greeting I sent you in Paris—is it possible that was only a year ago? I hope we will spend many more in such close and pleasant association.” The second, in part: “If I must have a nitroglycerine ‘companion,’ I can’t think of a finer one. Thank you for searching out for me such a handsome pocket piece.” The third, in part; “Many thanks, once again, for your birthday present to me. Your choice proves—not that I needed any such proof—that you are a most intuitive man! Mamie and I enjoyed having you and Alice with us at Camp David for my birthday celebration.” In overall fine condition. Accompanied by all three original White House transmittal envelopes. Starting Bid $200

Ike informs Bolivia’s president of a change in ambassador 62. Dwight D. Eisenhower. TLS as president, one page, 10.25 x 14, President of the United States of America letterhead, April 8, 1959. Official letter of state to the President Hernan Siles Zuazo of Bolivia, in full: “Mr. Philip W. Bonsal, who has for some time resided near the Government of Your Excellency in the character of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America, having been transferred to another pose, and being unable to present his letter of recall in person, I have entrusted to his successor the duty of placing it in the hands of Your Excellency. I am pleased to believe that Mr. Bonsal during his mission devoted all his effort to strengthening the good understanding and the friendly relations existing between the Governments of the United States of America and the Republic of Bolivia, and I entertain the hope that while fulfilling satisfactorily the trust imposed upon him he succeeded in gaining Your Excellency’s esteem and good will.” Signed at the conclusion by President Eisenhower and countersigned by Acting Secretary of State Christian A. Herter. In very good to fine condition, with overall creasing, and two edge tears, one of which has been repaired on the back. A career diplomat, Bonsal’s next position was that of ambassador to Cuba during the first months of the Castro administration. Amidst inevitable animosity, Bonsal was recalled to Washington in October 1960 and diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba were severed, not to be resumed for more than fifty years. Starting Bid $200

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In “appreciation of long and efficient service at the White House” 63. Dwight D. Eisenhower. Vintage matte-finish 10.25 x 13.25 head-andshoulders photo, signed and inscribed in the lower border in fountain pen, “For Percy E. Nelson, With appreciation of long and efficient service at the White House, and with best wishes, Dwight D. Eisenhower.” Double-matted and framed to an overall size of 16.5 x 20.5. In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

Extremely Rare Jacqueline Kennedy Signed Letter, and Signed Reply Note From Presidential Secretary Evelyn Lincoln, Documenting Pres. Kennedy’s Historical Visit To Ireland 64. Jacqueline Kennedy. ALS as first lady, signed “J.,” one page both sides, 5 x 8, White House letterhead, no date (circa August 1963). Letter to presidential secretary Evelyn Lincoln, in full: “The President says he has accepted an Irish wolfhound puppy from a priest in Ireland & told Amb. McCloskey to send it over. Also he said that Ireland was sending the children 2 Irish deer & a donkey & maybe a pony—(there was some confusion about that & I don’t want to seem as if we are asking for one—because we aren’t). Anyway—could you find out for me this week—exactly what dates we should expect the dog—deer etc—As the children are so excited—& living in constant expectation every weekend that all these animals will appear. It would help if I had a definite date to give them. If the deer come when I am in the hospital—I want them to go on the W.H. lawn—so will you speak to Mr. West about that—& he can see that the dogs don’t chase them—& find out about their care from the zoo. The donkey etc can go to our place in Virginia.” Matted and framed to an overall size of 9.25 x 12.25, with a window in the backing for viewing the reverse. Includes a handwritten response from Lincoln on an off-white sheet of 6 x 7 personal stationery, which reads: “The puppy will arrive at Hyannis tonight at 7:15. Bryant will be there.” The Lincoln is similarly matted and framed to an overall size of 10.25 x 11.15. In overall fine condition. Provenance: Guernsey’s, The John F. Kennedy Auction, March 1998. An Irish wolfhound, appropriately named Wolf, joined the Kennedy clan in the White House in August 1963. Wolf, sometimes referred to as Wolfie by the family, was given to the Kennedys as a gift from a priest in Dublin, Ireland, named Father Thomas Kennedy. JFK was the first Irish-Catholic to become President of the U.S. His trip to Ireland, as an Irish-Catholic US president, was a huge event in Ireland. A momentous, monumental celebration. Thus, Jackie Kennedy’s letter documents what occurred during this historic occasion, and shows what great lengths the Irish leaders went to, to please the president and his family. This is a rare glimpse at the generosity and admiration of the Irish government towards John F. Kennedy and his entire family. Starting Bid $200 26 |

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65. Jacqueline Kennedy. Signed

book: One Special Summer. Limited signed first edition of 500 copies. NY: Delacorte Press, 1974. Hardcover with slipcase, 11 x 13.25, signed in ink on the colophon, “Jacqueline Bouvier” and “Lee Bouvier.” Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG+/None in a VG slipcase, with a “Signed Copy” label to the slipcase. Starting Bid $200

67. Jacqueline Kennedy. ANS as first

lady, penned on a 4.5 x 3.5 White House stationery card, no date. Brief letter to White House Chief Photographer Robert Knudsen, in full: “Who took so many wonderful pictures that gave the President such joy—with deep appreciation.” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original envelope annotated by Kennedy. Starting Bid $200

68. Jacqueline Kennedy. ANS,

one page on a 5 x 3.75 red-bordered stationery card, no date but annotated “Christmas 1965” on the envelope. Holiday note to Helen Lempart, in full: “For Helen—Merry Christmas and so many thanks for everything, Jacqueline Kennedy.” In very fine condition. Accompanied by the original transmittal envelope, addressed in Jacqueline Kennedy’s hand. Lempart worked as a secretary in John F. Kennedy’s congressional office beginning in 1955, and remained on his staff until January 1963. Starting Bid $200

66. Jacqueline Kennedy. ALS signed “Jackie,” penned in the right margin of a typed letter from Roy Davis, two pages, 8.5 x 11, Davis & Long Company letterhead, October 1, 1976. The Davis letter to Kennedy inquires whether she thinks Viking Press would be interested in publishing a book on the work of painter Maurice Prendergast. Kennedy forwards the letter to “David,” presumably an editor at Viking Press, and writes: “Roy Davis owns the Davis Long Gallery—he must be one of the leading authorities on American painting—He speaks so wonderfully about it—I love him—Wouldn’t this be a wonderful book? The story of so many Americans at that period—Wharton James etc went to Europe, came home & painted Boston beaches. Everybody must love Prendergast. Don’t you think? Would you like to do it (I hope!).” Another hand has added in the upper left, “Dear Roy, I’m really sorry.” In very good to fine condition, with staple holes, some creasing, and one extra mailing fold. Starting Bid $200

69. Jacqueline Kennedy. Vintage

original 6.75 x 9.75 glossy photo of a young Jacqueline Bouvier reading a history book as an undergraduate at Georgetown University. Reverse bears a “Kennedy, Jackie Archives” stamp, a copyright stamp from the Three Lions photo agency, and an affixed typed caption, which reads: “13. Jackie does some last-minute cramming in sun outside classroom building on Georgetown University campus. E 9456.” In fine condition, with trimmed edges. Starting Bid $200

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One-of-a-kind inauguration photo taken from “front row seats along the parade route” 70. John and Jacqueline Kennedy. Original vintage glossy 10 x 8 photo of John and Jacqueline Kennedy riding in a convertible during the inaugural parade on January 20, 1961. In fine condition. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from the daughter of Kennedy’s friend and governor of Rhode Island, John A. Notte, Jr., in part: “This picture of the Kennedys on inauguration day, January 20, 1961, is one of a kind. I along with my family went to Washington D.C. for the inauguration… My father, at his own expense, took along his personal state photographer…We had front row seats along the parade route… This picture has never been published-it has always been in my family.” An outstanding image that perfectly captures exuberance of the day. Starting Bid $200

A Kennedy Xmas note to a White House usher 71. John and Jacqueline Kennedy.

Very desirable White House card, 4.5 x 3.5, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint, “For Rex Scouten, with gratitude and appreciation, Jacqueline Kennedy” and “John Kennedy,” with the first lady adding to the lower left, “Christmas 1961.” In very fine condition. After 13 years in the United States Secret Service, Rex Scouten served as an assistant White House usher from 1960 to 1969. He then became the White House Chief Usher, serving from March 1969 to January 1986, before assuming the role of White House Curator from 1986 to 1997; Scouten’s time within the White House extended over 10 different presidential administrations, from Harry S. Truman to Bill Clinton. Starting Bid $500

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Worn by JFK, with impeccable provenance from the son of his dear friend and assistant, Dave Powers 72. John F. Kennedy. President Kennedy’s personally-owned and -worn navy blue silk neck tie with small embroidered gray design accents, made by A. Sulka & Company, measuring 54″ long. Manufacturer’s and material tags are sewn to the underside of the narrow end. In fine condition. Accompanied by a letter of provenance signed by David J. Powers, son of David F. Powers, who was JFK’s close friend and assistant. In part: “Many consider my father to have been President Kennedy’s best friend. They campaigned together from 1946 to 1963, and traveled the world together on presidential visits from 1960 to 1963. During their travels, they frequently needed to switch from casual attire to something more formal. My father and JFK were not the same size, but that mattered little when it came to neckties. This A. Sulka & Company navy silk tie with a gray graphic design was worn by JFK and subsequently ended up with my father, who may have worn it as well, as they did share on occasion. My father carefully separated this tie from others that were his alone and preserved it among his valuable memorabilia and archives.” While any items worn by presidents are incredibly desirable, the status of John and Jacqueline Kennedy as American fashion icons make pieces worn by them even more appealing. Highly soughtafter, and with its excellent provenance from the Powers family, this is an extraordinary presidential piece. Starting Bid $300

73. John F. Kennedy. ALS, signed “John Kennedy,” one page both sides, 6.25 x 8, Congress of United States letterhead, no date. Letter to John, in full: “Many thanks for your good wishes. I think that the campaign will be very interesting and I believe successful. I don’t expect to be back in Boston until after the Easter Recess, but I have written Mark Dalton who is handling the direction of the campaign and have asked him to get in touch with you. I’ll see you, I hope, later in the month. I appreciate your offer of help and shall certainly take advantage of it.” Impressively matted and framed with a senatorial campaign brochure for Kennedy to an overall size of 20.25 x 15.25; reverse of frame features a window for viewing reverse of letter. In fine condition, with a couple of light stains. Starting Bid $300

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74. John F. Kennedy. Soughtafter pairing of John F. Kennedy photographs: A first generation 20 x 24 silver gelatin photograph printed from the original 4 x 5 negative, showing Kennedy opening mail and eating breakfast at his Beacon Hill apartment. Visible on his side table is a picture of Kennedy’s brother Joe, who was killed while flying a mission over Germany in 1944. This image was used as an ‘official’ publicity portrait photograph during Kennedy’s 1952 senatorial campaign. In very fine condition. Also of significance is the rare presence of a pair of crutches to the lower right. Throughout the course of this senatorial campaign, Kennedy was hobbled by his back that forced him to rely on crutches which eventually led to life-threatening back surgery in 1954. During his recovery from this surgery, the young senator began his Pulitzer Prize-winning book ‘Profiles in Courage’ in 1954. The second is a vintage 10 x 8 silver gelatin photograph printed from the original 4 x 5 negative, featuring the iconic image of a 29-year-old Kennedy standing on stage and getting ready to speak to a packed house during his 1946 congressional campaign, with the reverse bearing contemporaneous green pencil notation of “P,” meaning ‘print.’ In fine condition. One of the most famous early political photographs of JFK, who won the primary against a field of eleven contenders, and ultimately the congressional seat that November. Both of these photographs were featured in LIFE Magazine’s 2017 JFK ‘special edition’ commemorating his 100th birthday as a two-page ‘spread,’ and are accompanied by two copies of LIFE’s 100-year commemorative JFK edition. Starting Bid $200

75. John F. Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe.

Original glossy 7.5 x 7.25 silver gelatin photo of the crowd at the Krim residence following JFK’s famed 1962 Madison Square Garden birthday party, taken by official White House photographer Cecil Stoughton and kept as his personal file copy, with his address label on the reverse. Signing on the right side of the frame is Diahann Carroll, and seen in the background are Marilyn Monroe (who had performed the sultry ‘Happy Birthday, Mr. President’ earlier in the night), Jack Benny, Ethel Kennedy, Patricia Kennedy Lawford, Jean Kennedy Smith, Lyndon B. Johnson, Peter Lawford, Jimmy Durante, and several others. Reverse bears “This Paper Manufactured by Kodak” watermarks (indicating that it was printed later) and an affixed Cecil Stoughton address label. In fine condition, with light silvering along the side edges. Starting Bid $200

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76. Richard Nixon.

ALS signed “Dick,” one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, August 20, 1989. Letter to his friend, newspaper publisher Helen Copley, suggesting she speak with the former US Ambassador to the Vatican, Frank Shakespeare, in full, ‘’I just had a briefing from Frank Shakespeare who has just completed three years of service at the Vatican. He is going to spend a month vacating [sic] with his son and it occurred to me that you would find a meeting with him fascinating. He has axes to grind but can give you some extremely valuable insights into the Pope’s foreign policy initiatives. With warm regards.’’ In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Shakespeare served as Nixon’s Director of the US Information Agency from 1969 to 1973, and then as ambassador to the Vatican from January 1987 to July 1989. Copley succeeded her husband James S. Copley as the head of the Union Tribune Publishing Company in San Diego upon his death in 1973. Additionally, she was also chairman and CEO of the Copley Press, a publisher and newspaper chain that consisted of 15 daily and 32 weekly publications. An uncommon handwritten letter from Nixon offering his networking help. Starting Bid $200


77. Jimmy Carter and Menachem Begin.

Glossy 9.75 x 7.75 photo of President Carter cheerfully greeting Begin at Camp David, signed in black felt tip by both word leaders, “Jimmy Carter” and “M. Begin.” Handsomely double-matted and framed to an overall size of 17.25 x 15.25. In fine condition. In 1978, President Carter hosted Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin at Camp David for clandestine peace talks. Six months later, on March 26, 1979, Begin and Sadat met in Washington, DC, to sign the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty, for which the two won the Nobel Peace Prize. Sadat’s signing of the treaty was a leading cause of his assassination by rebel militants inside Egypt in 1981. Accompanied by an unsigned softcover copy of the book Thirteen Days in September: The Dramatic Story of the Struggle for Peace in the Middle East, which pictures Carter and Begin on its cover. Starting Bid $200

78. Ronald Reagan. ALS signed “Dutch,” one page, 6.25 x 4.25, personal letterhead, May 25, 1990. Letter to his longtime friend “Hup,” Lydia Hupfer McArthur. In full: “My finger is coming along fine, in fact I’ll be playing golf in 3 or 4 days. Only thing in doubt is whether I’ll lose the nail and yes it’s a finger on the left hand. I’m glad to hear your knee is alright but sorry to hear about Dottie she’ll be in my prayers as you are. All my love to you Hup.” In very fine condition. Lydia Hupfer ‘Hup’ MacArthur was the widow of Pete MacArthur, program director of WOC in Davenport, Iowa. In 1932, MacArthur had given a then 21 year-old Reagan one of his first jobs as a sports announcer. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

Early autograph letter from Obama’s White House: “I will do everything I can to help families like yours” 80. Barack Obama. ALS as president,

one page, 6.5 x 4, White House stationery card letterhead, no date but circa 2009. Letter to “Lisa,” in full: “Thanks for the letter. I understand your struggles and frustration, and I will do everything I can to help families like yours.” In very fine condition. Accompanied by the original White House mailing envelope and a letter of provenance from the original recipient, which reads, in part: “Back in 2009, I found myself frustrated with our current political climate, social climate as well as the state of our healthcare system. For the first time in my life I decided to write a sitting President and express my concerns that poor families face everyday. I was back in college in Kansas City, Missouri and was enduring my 3rd diagnosis of cancer…The greatest thing I believe my letter accomplished was contributing to the healthcare reform act. My Mom, who passed away from cancer 9/1/2018 was able to fight with all her might because of those laws President Obama created…I was deeply frustrated when I wrote this letter and President Obama clearly understood this frustration. I was very surprised when I received this note from our President. It was the 1st time I felt like my voice had actually been heard and that it mattered.” Starting Bid $500

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“To the People of K’Ogelo”—the birthplace of Obama’s father 81. Barack Obama. 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

FDR, Truman, and Ike thank a National Association of Food Chains executive: “Your organization helps to maintain a stable and prosperous agriculture and does much to improve the vigor of our people” 82. Three Presidents. Three TLSs

as president, signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, and Dwight D. Eisenhower, each one page, White House letterhead, dated 1935–1954; also includes a secretarially signed letter from LBJ. All to John A. Logan of the National Association of Food Chains. FDR’s letter, in part: “Would you be good enough to let me know whether any of the chains in your Association or any individual stores operating on chains, have either lengthened hours or reduced the pay of any of the employees; also I would be very glad if you let me know whether any of the chains or individual stores are using loss leader methods in any or their firms or stores.” Truman’s letter, in part: “Please accept my thanks for the message…and for the loyal assurances you convey on behalf of the food chains of America. I am deeply grateful to you and those you represent for supporting our mobilization program in such a fine way.”

Eisenhower’s letter, in part: “In a brief time the American food industry has grown rapidly and accomplished much. By continually improving marketing practices, your organization helps to maintain a stable and prosperous agriculture and does much to improve the vigor of our people. My congratulations go to you on your fine achievements. I wish you every success in your continuing contributions to our nation’s good.” Double-matted and framed together to an overall size of 32.5 x 14.5. In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

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83. George Bush

84. George Bush

85. George Bush

86. George Bush

87. George Bush

88. George Bush

89. George and Barbara Bush

90. George and George W. Bush

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91. George W. Bush Starting Bid $100

94. George W. Bush and Colin PowellStarting Bid $200

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92. George W. Bush Starting Bid $200

95. Jimmy Carter Starting Bid $200

96. Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Starting Bid $200

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93. George W. and Laura Bush Starting Bid $200

97. Frances Cleveland Starting Bid $200

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98. Frances Cleveland

99. Grover Cleveland

100. Bill Clinton

101. Calvin Coolidge

102. Calvin Coolidge

103. Calvin Coolidge

104. Calvin Coolidge

105. Grace Coolidge

106. Calvin Coolidge: William Allen White Starting Bid $200

107. Dwight D. Eisenhower Starting Bid $200

108. Dwight D. Eisenhower Starting Bid $200

109. Dwight D. Eisenhower Starting Bid $200

110. Dwight D. Eisenhower Starting Bid $200

111. Dwight D. Eisenhower Starting Bid $200

112. Dwight D. Eisenhower Starting Bid $200

113. Dwight D. Eisenhower Starting Bid $200

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114. Dwight D. Eisenhower Starting Bid $200

115. Dwight D. Eisenhower Starting Bid $200

116. Dwight D. Eisenhower Starting Bid $200

117. Dwight D. Eisenhower Starting Bid $200

118. Dwight D. Eisenhower

119. Dwight D. Eisenhower

120. Dwight D. Eisenhower

121. Dwight D. Eisenhower

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122. Dwight D. Eisenhower Commemorative Birthday Plates Starting Bid $200

125. First Ladies Starting Bid $200

126. First Ladies Starting Bid $200

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123. Dwight D. Eisenhower Handwritten Notes Starting Bid $200

124. Abigail Fillmore

127. First Ladies

128. Gerald Ford

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131. Gerald Ford

130. Gerald Ford

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132. Lucretia Garfield Starting Bid $200

133. Florence Kling Harding

134. Warren G. Harding

135. Warren G. Harding Starting Bid $200

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137. Benjamin Harrison Starting Bid $200

138. Caroline Harrison Starting Bid $200

139. Mary Lord Harrison Starting Bid $200

140. Herbert Hoover

141. Herbert Hoover

142. Herbert Hoover

143. Herbert Hoover

144. Herbert Hoover

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136. Benjamin Harrison

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145. Lou Henry Hoover Starting Bid $200

146. Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson Starting Bid $200

147. Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson Starting Bid $200

148. Lyndon B. Johnson Starting Bid $200

149. Lyndon B. Johnson

150. Lyndon B. Johnson

151. Lyndon B. Johnson

152. John F. Kennedy

153. John F. Kennedy

154. John F. Kennedy

155. William McKinley

156. Richard Nixon

157. Richard Nixon

158. Richard Nixon

159. Richard Nixon

160. Richard Nixon

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161. Richard Nixon

162. Richard Nixon

163. Richard and Pat Nixon Starting Bid $200

165. Nancy Reagan

166. Ronald Reagan

167. Ronald Reagan

168. Ronald Reagan

169. Ronald Reagan

170. Ronald Reagan

171. Ronald and Nancy Reagan Starting Bid $200

172. Eleanor Roosevelt Starting Bid $200

173. Franklin D. Roosevelt Starting Bid $200

174. Franklin D. Roosevelt Starting Bid $200

175. William H. Taft

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164. Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford Starting Bid $200

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176. William H. Taft

177. William H. Taft

179. Harry S. Truman

180. Harry S. Truman

181. Harry S. Truman

182. Harry S. Truman

183. Harry S. Truman

184. Harry S. Truman

185. Donald Trump Starting Bid $200

186. Edith Bolling Wilson Starting Bid $200

187. Woodrow Wilson

188. Woodrow Wilson

189. Woodrow Wilson

190. Woodrow Wilson

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178. Harry S. Truman Starting Bid $200

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notables

Declaration of Independence

191. Samuel Adams. Desirable partlyprinted DS, one page, 13.5 x 8.75, September 24, 1795. As governor of Massachusetts, Adams appoints Samuel Henry as “Ensign of a Company in the third Regiment of the Second Brigade, Seventh Division of the Militia of this Commonwealth.” Boldly signed in the left margin by Governor Adams and countersigned at the bottom by John Avery. Matted and framed with an engraved portrait to an overall size of 28 x 16.5. In very good to fine condition, with splitting along the intersecting folds. An ideal, bold autograph from the Revolutionary leader. Starting Bid $300

192. Josiah Bartlett. Physician

and signer of the Declaration of Independence from New Hampshire (1729–1795) who served as that state’s governor from 1790 to 1794. Third-person ADS, signed within the text, “Josiah Bartlett,” one page, 7.25 x 1.5, January 31, 1786. Payment receipt, which reads: “Rec’d of Josiah Bartlett five Dollars in part towards my work with him this winter. Rec’d by me.” Signed at the conclusion by Daniel Tilton, a New Hampshire and one of the three first judges of the Mississippi Territory Supreme Court, who was also the deliverer of the first Territorial Seal of Mississippi. In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

193. George Clymer. Signer of the Declaration of Indepen-

dence from Pennsylvania (1739–1813) who served as the first president of the Philadelphia Bank. Philadelphia Bank check, 6.75 x 2.75, filled out and signed by George Clymer, “Geo. Clymer,” payable to himself, “GC,” for $20, January 15, 1812. In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

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196. Robert Morris. Revo-

lutionary Wardated mailing envelope, 6.25 x 3, filled out in another hand, “Elbride [sic] Gerry & Azor Orme, Esqrs, Marble=Head,” and signed below by Morris, “Public Service, Rob’t Morris.” Docketing on reverse dates the envelope to June 25, 1781. In fine condition, with light toning along the vertical folds. Starting Bid $200

194. George Clymer. Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Pennsylvania (1739–1813) who served as the first president of the Philadelphia Bank. ALS signed “Geo. Clymer,” one page, 7.5 x 9, no date. Letter to “M. Coxe,” in full: “As I cannot very precisely ascertain Captain Humphrey’s residence I shall take the course of writing Gen. Hand by post—this I think more advisable too from the passage in his letter which intimates an intention of coming here himself with the representation of the case as he shall collect it—in the case he bring Captain Humphreys with him, and I think it may be useful they should be together.” Reverse side features an ownership stamp from the famed Max Thorek Collection. In very good to fine condition, with short tears along the right edge, and light show-through from old repairs on the back. Starting Bid $200

197. George Read. Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Dela-

ware (1733-1798). Twice-signed ADS, signed “George Read” and “Geo: Read, Att’y P. Defend’r,” one page, 7.75 x 3.5, no date. Legal document, which reads: “John Jones…and the s’d Abraham Vandergrifth by George Read his Attorney specially Constituted Comes & Confesses Judgment to the Plaintiff John Jones for the ass’d Sum of 100 Hundred and fourteen Pounds thirteen Shillings and four pence lawful Money of the Government of the Counties of New Castle, Kent & Sussex ass’d with Costs of Suit and Release of Errors.” Signed within the text and at the conclusion by Read. In very good to fine condition, with tape repairs on the back to two fold separations. Starting Bid $200

195. Samuel Huntington. Signer of

the Declaration of Independence from Connecticut (1731-1796) and seventh president of the Continental Congress. DS, signed “Sam’l Huntington,” one page, 7.75 x 6.25, October 1784. State of Connecticut pay order issued to Samuel Huntington, which reads: “At a General Assembly of the State of Connecticut holden at Newhaven on the 2d Thursday of October Anno Dom: 1784, This Assembly grants to his Honor Lieut. Governor Huntington the Sum of fifty Pounds, for the last half year Salary, for the current year, and the Treasurer is directed to pay the same accordingly.” Endorsed neatly on the reverse by Huntington as Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut. In fine condition. Starting Bid $200 www.RRAuction.com | 41


198. Matthew Thornton. Signer of the Declaration of Independence from New

Hampshire (1714–1803). Scarce partly-printed DS, signed “Mathew Thornton,” one page, 6.75 x 12.25, October 17, 1769. As justice of the peace, Thornton certifies a deed for the sale of a plot of land by George McMurphy to Archibald McMurphy. In very good to fine condition, with splitting to the intersecting folds, partially repaired with tape on the reverse. Starting Bid $300

American Politicians and Leaders Writing to Lincoln and Davis, Green aims to serve as a conduit for peace 199. Duff Green. Fascinating pair of Civil War-dated ALSs

from Duff Green, one addressed to U. S. President Abraham Lincoln, and the other to Confederate President Jefferson Davis, both dated January 1864. The letter to Lincoln, one page, 7.75 x 9.75, in full: “I enclose copy of a correspondence with President Davis. You will see that I am still laboring in the cause of peace, and hope that the measure proposed may pave the way for an adjustment of the pending difficulties, & arrest the further effusion of kindred blood. I ask the protection of a flag of Truce and an assurance from you that I shall not be arrested or required to take the oath; because, altho’ I have done nothing which should subject me to either, under the circumstances it would appear to be a necessary precaution. As I am an old man and in feeble health, I ask permission to bring with me my son, Ben E. Green under the same protection.” The referenced letter to Davis, one page, both sides, 7.75 x 9.75, in part: “I went to Springfield, Ills., to see Mr. Lincoln, authorized by Mr. Buchanan, to say that if he, Mr. Lincoln, would come to Washington to aid in the adjustment of the pending issue between the North and the South, he would be received with the respect due to him as the President elect…I had an interview with Mr. Lincoln, in which he avowed his purpose to so administer the government as to give no cause of offence to the South; but I then found it impossible for him to realize the real state of the country and therefore could not accomplish the purpose of my mission…Under the circumstances it occurs to me that my relations to Mr. Lincoln are such that, in a personal interview with him, I could do much to remove existing prejudices and to correct errors of opinion and fact, and by so doing I may aid in preparing the way for the appointment of commissioners for the adjustment of the terms of peace. I therefore ask that I may be permitted to go to Washington, under protection of a flag of truce, after a full and free conversation with you on the subject, to confer with Mr. Lincoln, and thus ascertain what are his views and how far we may rely on his desire to make peace.” In overall very good to fine condition, with fold splits and light stains to both letters, and some creasing to the letter to Lincoln.Starting Bid $200 42 |

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Pre-Civil War autograph album signed by Sam Houston, James Buchanan, Andrew Johnson, and more!

200. 1858 PreCivil War Politicians.

Leatherbound circa 1858 pre-war political autograph book, 5.25 x 8, signed inside in ink by President James Buchanan and his cabinet, plus more than 250 members of the 35th Congress. Signers include: President James Buchanan, Vice President John C. Breckinridge, Secretary of the Treasury Howell Cobb, Secretary of War John B. Floyd, Secretary of the Interior Jacob Thompson, Postmaster General Aaron Brown, and Attorney General Jeremiah S. Black. Senators and members of Congress include: Henry Wilson, William Bigler, Asa Biggs, James Henry Hammond, James Murray Mason, William M. Gwin, Robert M. T. Hunter, Hannibal Hamlin, William P. Fessenden, William H. Seward, Andrew Johnson, Sam Houston, James Harlan, Benjamin Wade, Jacob Collamer, Simon Cameron, John Slidell, Stephen A. Douglas, John J. Crittenden, Judah P. Benjamin, Lyman Trumbull, Trusten Polk, Benjamin Fitzpatrick, Charles E. Stuart, Jesse D. Bright, Graham N. Fitch, Albert G. Brown, Clement C. Clay, and James L. Orr. In very good to fine condition, with wear to the covers, heaviest to the spine and corner tips; interior pages are all still attached, and are clean and fine. A significant compilation of autographs dating to a momentous period in American history. Starting Bid $300

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Activists and Social Leaders Rare album signed by Martin Luther King, Jr., Sammy Davis, and Harry Belafonte 201. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Stars Salute Dr.

Martin Luther King album signed on the back cover in blue ballpoint, “Martin Luther King, Jr.” Also signed on the front cover in felt tip by Harry Belafonte and Sammy Davis, Jr., both of whom performed on the album. In fine condition, with light brushing to the Davis and Belafonte signatures. The record is included. Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s work in the name of equality and freedom, this unique compilation album features tracks by prominent black artists who were fellow advocates for civil rights. Released shortly after King’s receipt of the Nobel Peace Prize, the songs capture the power of his message— including ‘Some Day’ by Louis Armstrong, ‘My Lord What a Mornin’’ by Harry Belafonte, ‘Choose’ by Sammy Davis, Jr., and ‘Now’ by Lena Horne. As an extraordinarily rare, oversized format signed by King and two of his iconic fellow activists, this is a remarkable piece of history. Starting Bid $300

202. A. Philip Randolph.

Leader in the Civil Rights Movement, the American labor movement, and socialist political parties (1889–1979). Vintage glossy 8 x 10 photo of Randolph by the Conway Studios, signed in black ink, “Sincerely, A. Philip Randolph.” Typed notation to reverse dates the signature to New York City in 1970. In very good to fine condition, with scattered light creasing. Starting Bid $200

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Supreme Court

203. John Jay. Sought-after crisp ink signature, “John Jay,” on an off-white 2.75 x 1.25 slip. In fine condition. Encapsulated in a PSA/ DNA authentication holder. Starting Bid $200


204. Oliver Ellsworth. ALS

signed “O. Ellsworth,” one page, 8 x 9.5, January 12, 1796. Letter to Ezekiel Williams, in full: “I have rec’d your letter of the 3’d & am satisfied with the contents. All is well yet, tho’ the design to attack the Treaty is not laid aside. With love to Nabby.” Addressed on the reverse of the second integral sheet by Ellsworth who adds his franking signature to the upper right, “Free O. Elsworth.” In very good to fine condition, with seal-related paper loss, and a related tear affecting one word of text. Williams (1729–1818) was a successful Wethersfield, Connecticut, merchant who served throughout the war as Commissary of Prisoners held in Connecticut. He was a member of the Committee of the Pay Table for Connecticut from 1775 and served as a sheriff of Hartford County from 1767 to 1789. Starting Bid $200

Over 50 justices of the Supreme Court 205. Supreme Court. Impressive collection of 59 items signed by one or more justices of the Supreme Court, consisting mostly of signed cards, slips, letters, and photographs ranging in size from 4.25 x 1 to 8 x 10.5; the collection is highlighted by a matted illustrated photo of the Rehnquist Court, signed on the blue 11 x 7.25 mat in various ink types by William Rehnquist, Sandra Day O’Connor, Lewis F. Powell, Jr., Thurgood Marshall, William J. Brennan, Jr., Byron White, Harry Blackmun, John Paul Stevens, and Antonin Scalia. Other justices included with the collection are as follows: Hugo Black (2; TLS and Time cover); Harry Blackmun (ALS); Samuel Blatchford (card); William J. Brennan, Jr. (TLS); David Josiah Brewer (TLS); Henry Billings Brown (LS); Warren E. Burger (TLS); Harold Hitz Burton (TLS); James F. Byrnes (2; ALS and SP); Tom Clark (card); John Hessin Clarke (TLS); William R. Day (check); William O. Douglas (2; TLS and check); Gabriel Duvall (free frank); Abe Fortas (2 ALSs); Arthur Goldberg (TLS); John M. Harlan (TLS); Clement Haynsworth (SP); Charles Evans Hughes (2; TLS and check); Howell Edmunds Jackson (slip); Robert H. Jackson (TLS); Elena Kagan (Supreme Court card); Anthony Kennedy (SP); L. Q. C. Lamar (ALS); Stanley Matthews (ALS); Joseph McKenna (ALS); James Clark McReynolds (ALS); Sherman Minton (TLS); William Henry Moody (ALS); Frank Murphy (TLS); Rufus W. Peckham (ALS); Mahlon Pitney (ALS); Stanley Reed (2; ALS and SP); William Rehnquist (2; SP and TLS); Owen Roberts (TLS); Wiley Blount Rutledge (ALS); Antonin Scalia (SP); George Shiras, Jr. (slip); David Souter (SP); John Paul Stevens (SP); Potter Stewart (TLS); Harlan Stone (TLS); George Sutherland (Supreme Court sheet); Clarence Thomas (3; SP and two TQSs); Earl Warren (TLS); Byron White (SP); Edward Douglass White (slip); Levi Woodbury (free frank); and William Burnham Woods (card). In overall fine condition. Starting Bid $200

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Businessmen 2 0 7 . P. T. Barnum. ALS,

one page, 5 x 8, postmarked April 8, 1875. Letter to R. T. Hawley, in full: “Yours rec’d. I shall be glad to gratify the very laudable curiosity of your 8 year old daughter and will drop you a line on my arrival in Washington. I expect to stop at the Arlington. It is just possible that my new office will prevent my visiting Washington but I don’t intend it shall be.” In fine condition, with splitting to the ends of the horizontal folds. Starting Bid $200

208. Walter Chrysler. Automotive mogul (1875–1940) who founded the Chrysler Corporation. DS, signed “W. P. Chrysler,” one page, 9.5 x 11.25, November 15, 1913. A Buick Motor Company “Standard Practices” document outlining the “method of ordering material from central stores.” In part: “All material required for maintenance of machinery, equipment, factory expense and shop supplies, should be ordered from the Central Stores Department on a Standard Store Order, Form A-36…Great care should be taken to properly fill in all necessary information.” Chrysler goes on to note the details to be recorded, processes for defective materials, and corrections in quantities ordered. Signed at the conclusion by Chrysler as works manager. In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

Duesenberg cools his luxury automobiles 209. Frederick Duesenberg. German-born automotive manufacturer (1876–1932). TLS in Duesenberg Motors Corporation, signed “F. S. Duesenberg,” one page, 8.5 x 11, August 17, 1917. Letter to the Rome Turney Radiator Company, in full: “We are building 4 cylinder motors of 4˝ bore by 6˝ stroke and 4-3/8 bore by 6˝ stroke and 6 cylinder motors of 3-3/4 bore by 5-3/4 stroke and we would like to have all the information that it is possible for you to give us regarding the radiation required for these motors. The motors are of the valve in the head type and cool very easily. If you have any comparative data regarding the various size motors on the market at this time and number of square inches of surface required for cooling same we should be very much pleased to receive such information so that we may have some data to work from.” In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

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Scientists and Inventors 2 11 . Josef Breuer. Important

210. Leland Stanford. American industrialist and politician

(1824–1893) who cofounded the Central Pacific Railroad, served as governor of California, and later established Stanford University. DS, signed “Leland Stanford,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 8.5 x 14, February 7, 1885. Central Pacific Railroad Co. deed for the sale of a plot of land to Antonio Dotta, Peter Guscetti, and Joe Baccalla “in the County of Tehama and State of California.” Signed at the conclusion by Stanford as president of Central Pacific. In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

Austrian physician (1842-1925) who made key discoveries in neurophysiology and laid the foundation for psychoanalysis as developed by his protege Sigmund Freud. Four uncommon untranslated ALSs in German, signed “J. Breuer,” totaling nine pages, dated between 1912 and 1919. Breuer writes to various friends on day-to-day topics. In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

Correspondence between Nobel Prize winners 212. Marie Curie. ALS in French, one page, 6 x 7.5, February 1933. Letter to Henriette Perrin, the wife of the 1926 Nobel Prize-winning French physicist Jean Baptiste Perrin, in full: “I have learned of the happy birth of your new granddaughter and I want to tell you that I share your joy. Please tell Francis and Colette of my best wishes for the prosperity of their extended family.” In very good condition, with a small stain to the upper left corner, overall creasing, and splitting to the ends of the intersecting folds. Curie congratulates Henriette Perrin on the birth of her granddaughter, Francoise Perrin, the only daughter of Henriette’s son Francis Perrin (1901–1992), himself a notable physicist, and his wife Colette nee Auger (1904–1997), sister to the important French physicist Pierre Victor Auger, discoverer of the Auger effect and a student of Jean Perrin. Francis earned a doctorate in mathematics after writing a thesis on the subject of Brownian motion, after which he joined the College de France where he worked on uranium fission, was chair of Atomic and Molecular Physics from 1946 to 1972 and, with Frederic Joliot-Curie, Marie Curie’s former assistant and son-in-law, explored the possibilities of nuclear energy. A particularly desirable example boasting Curie’s full first name, as she often signed with only a first initial. Starting Bid $500 www.RRAuction.com | 47


Darwin supports his hometown surveyor

213. Charles Darwin. ALS signed “Ch. R. Darwin, J. P.,” one page, 5 x 7.75, May 8, 1863. Letter to George Snow, in full: “After twenty years experience of your character in various Offices in the parish of Down, including that of Surveyor of the Roads, I have pleasure in giving my testimonial that you are extremely well qualified for the office of Surveyor for the Bromley District.” Includes two original albumen photographs of Darwin’s house in Down, both affixed to separate 7.5 x 6 mounts (photographs of Malling Abbey and The High Rocks in Kent are on the reverse). In very good condition, with overall creasing and intersecting folds. Accompanied by a photocopy of a portrait of the recipient and a photocopy of a letter mentioning “hundreds of letters poor Grandfather saved.” Darwin had been sworn in as a justice of the peace in 1857, hence the uncommon addition of “J. P.” to the signature here. Starting Bid $500

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Denying a claim to money from an estate: “Observe he refers to me as C. Darwin instead of C. R. Darwin” 214. Charles Darwin.

LS signed “Ch. R. Darwin,” one page both sides, 5 x 8, Down letterhead, February 5, 1868. Letter to his lawyer, Thomas Salt, regarding alleged monies owed. In part: “I have received the enclosed note & sh’d be much obliged if you will act for me & take whatever steps are proper. Please to observe he refers to me as C. Darwin instead of C. R. Darwin. I was not aware that any money was standing in my joint name belonging to the late Mrs. Bayley. I was appointed Executor to Major Bayley with a legacy of £100; but by the advice of your late father did not receive the legacy & refused to act, as the will had to be referred to the Court of Chancery. This is all that I know of the affair.” Affixed to Darwin’s letter at one corner is a letter demanding £2000. In fine condition. Starting Bid $500

215. Thomas Edison. Edison

Botanic Research Corporation business check, 8.25 x 3, filled out in another hand and signed by Edison with his classic umbrella signature, “Thos. A. Edison,” payable to C. A. Prince for $102.66, November 22, 1928. Mounted, matted, and framed with a portrait to an overall size of 15 x 19. In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

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Classic portrait signed in 1947 216. Albert Einstein. Highly appealing vintage matte-finish 5 x 7

portrait of Einstein relaxing in a sweater, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Mr. & Mrs. Maynard, Albert Einstein 1947.” In very good to fine condition, with light silvering to the edges of the image, a light diagonal crease passing between the signature and date, and very slight brushing to the last few letters of the signature. Accompanied by a telegram from Einstein to “Mr. and Mrs. Lester Maynard,” May 31, 1946, in full: “Hearty wishes for a happy life to the young couple and greetings for the families”; a telegram from “Aunt Helen,” apparently Helen Dukas, Einstein’s longtime secretary; five original candid photographs of Einstein, four of which include the original negatives; and a matte-finish portrait of Einstein by Philippe Halsman. Starting Bid $1000

Einstein extolls “the idea of world peace” 217. Albert Einstein. ALS in German, signed “A. Einstein,” one page, 8.5 x 11, October 4, 1929. Letter to Nicholas Murray Butler, in part (translated): “I turn to you as Pres. of the Carnegie Foundation. A Viennese author H. Kanner has written a book which is destined to play an important role in the dissemination of the idea of world peace. Enclosed is an excerpt from the work…it is primarily intended for teachers of history. Would the Carnegie Foundation be prepared to provide funds for the publication and distribution of such a work? Compared to the potential for extraordinary success, the cost would be very slight (not more than 20,000 marks). I am convinced that such an undertaking, despite its moderate cost would do honor to the Carnegie Foundation…I’ve heard that the work has been very favorably received by the Prussian Ministry of Education. This must be because the book very effectively serves the idea of world peace, without offending sensibilities.” In fine condition, with small staple holes to the upper left corner and a rusty paperclip impression to the left edge. Accompanied by the retained carbon copy of Butler’s response. An especially notable letter as it comes from an early period in Einstein’s humanitarian work and connects two Nobel Prize winners-Einstein won the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics, and Butler received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931. Starting Bid $500

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Scarce letter from the ‘discoverer’ of animal magnetism, who lends his name to ‘mesmerize’ 218. Franz Anton Mesmer. Excessively rare ALS in French, signed “Mesmer,” one page, 6.75 x 8.25, October 3, 1795. Letter to Madame Cardon of Versaille, in full (translated): “I haven’t been able to resist any longer my desire to travel and seek some asylum against the boredom caused by this huge city [Paris]. I will leave tomorrow morning for Lyon and will be back in 15 days. I have the honor of warning you about the situation in the hope that I will find you in good health, and continue to testify my affectionate attachment with which I greet you.” He also adds a handwritten postscript, in full: “All my friendly remembrances to madame your mother.” In fine condition, with scattered light foxing, and repaired seal-related paper loss to the integral address leaf. Part of Mesmer’s theory of ‘animal magnetism’ was its healing powers, and that he was able to cure people of their ailments by correcting the flow of their magnetism. He had arrived in Paris in February of 1778, which at the time was riddled with disease and epidemic, smallpox in particular. As patients and curiosity-seekers flocked to him desiring to be cured, the people of Paris divided into two factions-those who believed in his unorthodox treatment and those who considered him a charlatan. By 1784, his methods had become wildly popular but just as controversial-King Louis XVI arranged a Royal Commission, headed by Benjamin Franklin, to investigate Mesmer’s claims, publishing their findings-essentially, that it was nonsense-shortly after and causing Mesmer to lose influence in the community at large. He lost all of his money during the French Revolution and withdrew from the public spotlight; very little is known about the final 20 years of his life-the period during which he wrote this letter, expressing his “boredom” with the city that no longer supported him. An exceptionally rare autograph that seldom enters the marketplace, this is the first we have ever offered. Starting Bid $300

Whitney anticipates payments totaling $6000 220. Eli Whitney. Twice-

219. Robert Oppenheimer. Fountain pen sig-

nature, “J. R. Oppenheimer,” on an off-white 4.5 x 6 card bearing an affixed magazine photo, which has an article about Oppenheimer affixed inside. In very good to fine condition, with light creasing, and light wrinkling to the image. Starting Bid $200

signed ALS, one page both sides, 8 x 10.5, March 2, 1802. Letter to Jonathan Burrall, the cashier of the New York branch of the National Bank, in full: “You will find enclosed the first of three Setts of Exchange for two thousand Dollars Each— (viz) / 1 Bill Drawn by Carpenter & Havens at 60 Days sight—or D’o— / 1 D’o Drawn by D’—on D’o pay’le at 120 Days— / 1 D’o Drawn by Arnold Sweet & Co. on Rich’d H. Morris pay’le at 60 Days. / —all in fav. of Wm Belcher of Savannah & by him endorsed— / I have to request your attention to the enclosed Bills—to collect them & place the proceeds to the Credit of Eli Whitney of New Haven Connecticut. Should any difficulty occur in the collection you will correspond with William Hunter Esq. of Savannah & consult with Amasa Jackson Esq. of N’york as my Agents on the Subject.” In very good to fine condition, with chipping to the right edge. An unusual and particularly desirable example given that Whitney signs both within the text and at the conclusion. Starting Bid $200 www.RRAuction.com | 51


Watt plans his steam-powered grist mill 221. James Watt. British engineer (1736-1819) who developed

an efficient steam engine which was a universal source of power and provided one of the most essential technological components of the early industrial revolution. The unit of power known as a ‘watt’ was named after him. ALS, one page, 8 x 10, September 5, 1784. Letter to musician and notable Watt benefactor Joah Bates, in full: “Having received from Mr. Brown the daily advertiser containing the address of the Millers committee in which I observe they have given me more honor than what I think belongs to me, and seem to direct their whole argument to the overthrowing our patent, on the supposition we have communicated our exclusive privilege to the company, I have thought it necessary to remove that imputation by a publick advertisement in the same paper, as we should be ruined could any legal advantage be got by them in that matter, and I cannot suppose that any of the Gentlemen concerned could wish us to be injured by our endeavours to advance the interests of the concern. I have desired Mr. Brown to bring the advertisement to you & to leave it with you for your consideration as I am by no means satisfied with the draught yet & do not wish it to be published untill I write again. And in the mean time I also wish you would turn your thoughts towards a proper answer on the part of the A. M. Company [Albion Mills]—I remain with best respects to Mrs. Bates & other friends.” Addressed on the reverse of the second integral page in Watt’s own hand. In fine condition, with a few light seal-related stains, and a repaired seal-related tear to the integral address leaf. Watt discusses the opposition of traditional London grain millers to his Albion mill, the first grist mill to employ his improved steam engine. The mill, designed by architect Samuel Wyatt, was intended to relieve the increasing demand for flour in the rapidly growing metropolis. Although the new mill, constructed on the south bank of the Thames near Blackfriar’s bridge, promised to reduce the price of bread substantially, it was not at all welcomed. The city’s millers vehemently opposed the new concern, believing that it threatened their livelihood. The mill would be completed in 1786. Starting Bid $500

Intellectuals

222. Sigmund Freud. ALS in German, signed “Freud,”

one page, 5.25 x 3.5, personal stationery card, September 24, 1928. Written from Berlin-Tegel, an untranslated letter to his published Franz Deuticke. In very fine condition. Starting Bid $500

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Freud’s advance for a 1938 edition of ‘A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis’

223. Sigmund Freud. Extremely rare Liveright Publishing Corporation business check, 8.5 x 3, filled out in another hand as payable to Sigmund Freud for $787.50, February 21, 1938, endorsed on the reverse by the famed psychoanalyst, “Sigmund Freud.” The memo field notes that the payment is for “balance due on advance, Garden City Reprint edition A General Intod. to Psycho.” In fine condition, with a central vertical fold, and trivial loss to two corners. In 1938, Garden City Publishing released a deluxe hardcover edition of Freud’s A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis, which was first published by Horace Liveright in 1920. The lectures became the most popular and widely translated of his works, and were edited and re-released frequently over the ensuing years and decades. An exceedingly rare format, this is the first Freud check—endorsed or otherwise—that we have offered. Starting Bid $300

224. Sigmund Freud. TLS in German, signed “Freud,” one page, 5.75 x 8.75, personal letterhead, July 2, 1925. Letter to psychiatrist and neurologist Isador Coriat, in full (translated): “You will find here my summer address, two and a half hours by rail from Vienna, where I plan to remain up to October first. The Congress I will not visit. I shall be glad to receive you here at any time before or after the Congress. As I understand your letter, for the purpose of working with one scientific or analytic, I keep my vacation very rigidly, as I can very well use the rest.” In very good to fine condition, with light overall creasing, and several paperclip impressions to the top edge. Starting Bid $300

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225. Jiddu Krishnamurti. Indian speaker and writer on philosophical and spiritual themes (1895–1986), including meditation, the nature of mind, and psychological revolution. Rare and unusual vintage matte-finish 3 x 3.5 candid photo of Krishnamurti in profile against a watery background, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Miss Micheline, from J. Krishnamurti.” Affixed to a scrapbook page and in fine condition, with light wrinkling from mounting. Accompanied by six additional unsigned postcards and candid photographs. Scarce in any form, this is just the third Krishnamurti autograph we have offered, and the first signed photo. Starting Bid $200

Religious Figures 227. Pope Paul VI. Scarce

226. Pope John XXIII. Italian Pope (1881–1963), born Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli, who ascended the papal throne in 1958 and served until his death. As the guiding force behind the historic Second Vatican Council, John ushered in the most sweeping reforms the Catholic Church had undergone in centuries. Color matte-finish 7 x 8.75 photo of Pope John XXIII in his papal robes, affixed to its official 11 x 15 mount embossed with his official seal, signed on the mount in blue ink, “Joannes XXIII PP, 28 Dicembre 1960.” In fine condition, with some creasing to the corners of the mount. Starting Bid $200

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semi-glossy 7 x 8.25 photo of Pope Paul VI shaking hands with a priest during a ceremony, inscribed on the mount in a calligraphic hand, “To Our son, Henry Cosgrove, Our Domestic Prelate, in appreciation of years of dedicated service for Holy See, on the occasion of his Silver Jubilee of priestly ordination, We lovingly impart Our paternal Apostolic Blessing, From the Vatican, June 7, 1966,” and signed below in bold ink, “Paulus P P VI.” Lower left bears the embossed papal seal. Matted and framed to an overall size of 12.25 x 17.25. In fine condition. Accompanied by a mounted photo of Pope Paul VI being crowned by Cardinal Alfredo Ottaviani, who signs and inscribes the mount to the same recipient; also matted and framed. Starting Bid $200


World Leaders

228. David Ben-Gurion. Untranslated TLS in Hebrew, two pages, 8.5 x 11, 1961. In very good to fine condition, with paperclip impressions and staple holes to the tops of each page. Starting Bid $200

229. Simon Bolivar. Partly-printed

DS in Spanish, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 8.5 x 12.25, August 7, 1829. As president of Colombia, Bolivar recognizes the merits and services of 2nd Lt. Bernardino Rumbeo of the Sedeña Squadron, and names him as 1st Adjutant of the Squadron. Signed at the conclusion by Bolivar and endorsed by several other officials. In very good to fine condition, with scattered light foxing, and some light staining along the edges. Starting Bid $200

231. Charles de Gaulle.

Fountain pen signature, “Merci pour votre témoignage! C. de Gaulle,” with added date of February 2, 1960, on an off-white sheet of 5.25 x 8.25 personal stationery. In fine condition, with a central horizontal fold. Starting Bid $200

230. Madame Chiang Kai-shek.

TLS signed “Mayling Soong Chiang,” one onionskin page, 8.25 x 10.5, Office of the President, Republic of China letterhead, May 4, 1956. Letter to Julia Ruman in Connecticut, in part: “I…appreciate your writing to tell me that you read my book The Sure Victory three times and will read it many more times. This is deeply enheartening to me for my hope was that it would help the people to realize the presence of God and the power that comes through practicing His presence.” In fine condition, with a crease to the upper right corner. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Starting Bid $200

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The young Churchill hopes that “after a long speech & cross country journeys,” a friend will “give me a hot bath before the meeting”

232. Winston Churchill. ALS signed “Winston S. Churchill,” one page both sides, 5 x 7.75, Ashby St. Ledgers letterhead, February 5, 1905. Churchill writes to “My dear Renton.” In full: “I begin to think that after all I had better stay with you for the night, & go by the 7:42 next morning. It is cruelly early, but a broken night’s rest is a still greater trial after a long speech & cross country journeys & I cannot find that there are any sleeping cars. I am coming by a 2 o’clock train from Rugby arriving at Gaviston a little before 6 o’clock. I hope you will give me a hot bath before the meeting.” In very good to fine condition, with scattered small stains. At the time of writing, Churchill had only recently jumped ship from the Conservative Party to sit with the Liberals in Parliament. 1905 would prove to be a pivotal year in Churchill’s political and literary careers. Among other accomplishments, he completed work on his two-volume biography of his father, Lord Randolph Churchill; in December, he assumed office as Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies, which enabled him to exert much influence in the administration and social policies of the Boer Republics and elsewhere. Encapsulated by PASS-CO. Starting Bid $500

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Churchill’s six-volume account of World War II, inscribed to the Private Secretary to the Sovereign 233. Winston Churchill. Complete

book set: The Second World War, Volumes I–VI. First British editions. London: Cassell and Co. Ltd., 1948-1954. Hardcovers with dust jackets, 6 x 8.5. Beautifully signed and inscribed on a free end page in the second volume in fountain pen, “To Alan Lascelles, from Winston S. Churchill, 1949.” Autographic condition: fine, with a light diagonal crease to the signed page. Overall book condition: VG+/VG+, with Lascelles’ bookplate and a facsimile signature of Churchill affixed to the front pastedown of the second volume. Lascelles was a British courtier and civil servant who rose to the position of private secretary to both King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II, holding that office from 1943 to 1953. As Britain’s prime minister for most of the Second World War, Winston Churchill had an unparalleled perspective on the conflict. After leaving office in 1945, he produced this remarkable account, which holds a very high place in the ranks of nonfiction books of the 20th century. The comprehensive series was a major success in both Great Britain and the United States, and was largely responsible for his being awarded the 1953 Nobel Prize for Literature ‘for his mastery of historical and biographical description as well as for brilliant oratory in defending exalted human values.’ Starting Bid $300

Scarce order signed by Stalin during the ‘great purge’ 235. Joseph Stalin. Scarce DS in Cyrillic, one page, 8 x 11.25, August 20, 1937. Official letter issued to Georgy Malenkov, Alexander Alemasov, and Alfred Lepa, which consists of the following orders (translated): “1 To remove Comrade Lepa from the post of the First Secretary of Tatarstan regional committee of AUCP(b), and recall him into the disposal of the Central Committee of the AUCP(b). / 2. Accept the post of the Acting First Secretary of Tatarstan regional committee of AUCP(b) Comrade Alemasov, remove him from the post of the authorized officer of NKVD of Tatarstan.” Signed at the conclusion in blue pencil by Stalin. In very good to fine condition, with light wrinkling and toning. Lepa served as the First Secretary of the Tatarstan Communist Party from October 1933 until July 1937, a position that was then assumed by Alemasov for a period lasting from August 26, 1937 until March 9, 1942. A significant document dating to the ‘great purge’ of the Soviet Union. Starting Bid $300

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A direct order from Stalin’s eight-year-old daughter, endorsed by the Soviet leader

236. Joseph Stalin. Unique hand-drawn ‘official order’ from Stalin’s daughter endorsed at the conclusion by the Russian ruler, one page, 7.25 x 8.5, 1934. One of Svetlana Stalina’s playful ‘official orders’ to her father, Joseph Stalin, handwritten in blue and red pencil, with a decorative emblem and flourishes. In large letters at the top, she has drawn “Top Secret,” with “Order #12” below. Svetlana writes: “Order you to bring oak table and six chairs.” Beneath that, Joseph Stalin endorses the order in black pencil: “Immediately, J. Stalin.” In fine condition. Svetlana wrote about these notes to her father in her autobiography, Twenty Letters to a Friend. Starting Bid $300

Trotsky opines on a “Stalin day” and “Lenin’s funeral” 237. Leon Trotsky. Russian Communist leader (1879–1940) who, with Lenin, orga-

nized the Bolshevik seizure of power during the October Revolution of 1917. In 1929, five years after Lenin’s death, Stalin defeated Trotsky for control of the Communist party and banished him from Russia. Trotsky spent most of the remainder of his life in Mexico, where he was assassinated with a pickaxe by a Stalinist agent. ALS signed “L,” one page on a plain 3.5 x 6.25 postcard addressed in his hand, April 29, 1930. Trotsky writes from Turkey to his friend and Paris lawyer, Gerard Rosenthal, in Paris. In part (translated): “I received others [letters] American and Italian; in the latter there is a picture ‘Trotsky at Lenin’s funeral’—even though according to the text—one sees that he was not there— he was not in Moscow…From a political and personal standpoint he is a bastard… The article on May 1st from R. is quite academic (polemic with the reformers) when it comes to calling the workers to the demonstration because May 1st is not a Stalin day or something like this. Don’t you think that I am right? We have received a lot of news from USSR. We have a wave of ‘partisans’ but at the same time there is a growth and one can say that things are not doing too bad, it is what was said in R’s article.” In fine condition, with a crease to the lower right corner, above the signature.

When Lenin died of a reported stroke on January 21, 1924, Trotsky was traveling in the Caucasus, far from Moscow. Stalin, who was then aggressively consolidating his own power and influence, telegraphed Trotsky to suggest that he remain where he was, as it would be impossible to return in time for the funeral. This carefully orchestrated ‘snub’ of the revered Soviet leader resulted in the wave of anti-Trotsky invective alluded to in the letter. At the time of writing, Trotsky was living on the island of Büyükada near Istanbul, his first refuge in exile after his deportation from the Soviet Union in February 1929. Starting Bid $200

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Royalty 238. Alexander II. Emperor of Russia until his assassination in 1881

(born 1818), who also served as the King of Poland and the Grand Duke of Finland; became known as Alexander the Liberator for his emancipation of Russia’s serfs in 1861. Untranslated manuscript DS in Russian, signed “Aleksandr,” one page both sides, 8.75 x 13.75, 1886. Signed boldly at the conclusion by Alexander. The document is affixed to a slightly larger mount. In fine condition, with a vertical fold near the left edge. Starting Bid $200

Royal missive by Ferdinand and Isabella, associated with the Inquisition 239. Ferdinand and Isabella. LS in Span-

ish, signed “Yo el Rey,” [I the King] and “Yo el Reyna,” [I the Queen], one page, 8.25 x 8.75, July 26, 1494. Royal missive to Juan Arias de Villar, the bishop of Oviedo. In full (translated): “Reverend father in Christ, bishop, our president, and judges of our High Court. We are sending to order that Doctor Alonso Ramirez de Villaescusa, our municipal royal representative in the town of Valladolid, speak to you on our behalf about some things contained in a memorandum that we are sending to him,, signed with our names, and that he will show you. We order you to give him trust and credence and that this be done and put into practice in this way with the diligence and care for which we have confidence in you.” In very good to fine condition, with a few small stains and a professionally repaired tear to the left side.

The recipient of this letter, Juan Arias de Villar, was named bishop of Oviedo by King Ferdinand in 1487 and confirmed by Pope Innocent VIII. Between 1485 and 1490, Alonso Ramirez de Villaescusa was sent to Toledo as a judge concerning property confiscated by the Inquisition. In 1491, the Royal Court at Valladolid, presided over by the bishop of Leon, wrongfully allowed an appeal of an order by the Supreme Court of the Inquisition to Rome; Queen Isabella promptly dismissed the bishop and complicit judges, and replaced them with Juan Arias de Villar. Starting Bid $1000

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240. King George I. Partly-printed vellum DS, signed “George R.,” one page, 13.5 x 9.25, February 16, 1715. King George appoints Lewis de la Boiragon as a “Lieutenant Colonel to that Regiment of Foot whereof Our Trusty and Welbeloved Morrice Nassan Esqr., is Colonel.” Signed boldly in the upper portion by King George I, and countersigned in the lower right by James Stanhope, 1st Earl Stanhope, as Secretary of State for the Northern Department. Left side of document features the original blue paper seal and remnants of the original red wax seal. In very good to fine condition, with light soiling and staining, a missing seal, and tiny binding holes along the right edge. Starting Bid $200

The queen on her first born— “I have to convince myself that he is true”

241. Nicholas II. The last Tsar of Russia

(born 1868) who reigned from 1894 until he was deposed in 1917. In the wake of the Russian Revolution, Nicholas, Empress Alexandra, and their children were imprisoned and finally executed on July 17, 1918. Partly-printed DS in Cyrillic, signed “Nicholas,” one page, 8.5 x 14, February 16, 1905. Decree addressed to the Chapter of the Russian Imperial and Royal Orders, presenting to Colonel Vasily Kobylkin, commander of the 2nd Argun Regiment, Zabaikal Cossack, the Imperial Order of 3rd decree with swords, in recognition of his exceptional bravery and courage during the war with Japan. Signed at the conclusion by Nicholas II, and countersigned by the Minister of War, Adjutant General Sakharov. In fine to very fine condition, with trimming to the left edge. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Alacona. Starting Bid $200

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242. Queen Elizabeth II. TLS signed “Elizabeth,” one page, 4.75 x

7.5, Buckingham Palace letterhead, November 27, 1948. Letter to Mrs. Fisher, in full: “Thank you so much for your letter. We were delighted to receive your message of congratulations and good wishes.” The queen proceeds to add a lengthy handwritten addition to the letter: “The baby is very sweet and we are enormously proud of him. I find it hard to believe that he is really mine, and each time I see him, I have to convince myself that he is true. Perhaps that happens to all mothers for the first time. It is wonderful to think the baby has brought happiness to so many people, besides ourselves, at this time. Once again, thank you for your letter.” The queen also adds the salutation in her own hand. In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Charles, Prince of Wales was born on November 14, 1948, less than two weeks before this letter was written. Starting Bid $300


“Marye the Quene” orders a special robe for the royal plumber, to be finely embroidered with the “lettres of M and R upon the breast and the backe”

243. Queen Mary I of England. Mary I (1516–1558) was the oldest daughter of King Henry VIII who ruled as Queen of England and Ireland from 1553 until her death at which time her half-sister, Queen Elizabeth I, ascended to the British throne. Her brutal persecution of Protestants earned her the nickname ‘Bloody Mary.’ DS, signed “Marye the Quene,” one page, 7.75 x 5.75, June 22, 1557. Royal warrant ordering the livery of her plumber and naming four of her residences, Newhall, Hunsdon, Havering-atte-Bower, and Pirgo, addressed at the foot to Sir Edward Waldegravey, a courtier and administrator who, for his loyalty following the succession crisis of 1553, had been rewarded with a knightship and a position as keeper of the great wardrobe. The plumber would have been responsible for all work in lead on the various buildings, comprising a considerable amount used in roof coverings, drainpipes, and conduits. The Worshipful Company of Plumbers was one of the original livery companies of London. Boldly signed at the head by Queen Mary I.

In full: “We woll and com’aunde youe upon the sighte hereof to delyver or cause to be delyvered unto paule Bocher—oure plumer attendinge our workes from tyme to tyme as neyde shall requyre at our howses of newehalle hunsden haveringe at bower and pyrgo withe in our Counties of Essex and hertford yearely frome hensforthe during our pleasure at or against overy Feaste of Saynt John Baptiste theis parcells followinge First thre yeards of read clothe for a Coate at xd the yerd and two yerdes of velvett for gardinge the same coat at xvd the yerd for the enbrauderinge of the said coat withe our lettres of M and R upon the breast and the backe foure shillinges and theis our lettres shalbe youre sufficient warraunt and dischardge in this behalf geven undre our signe manuell at our palace of Westm the xxth day of June in the fourthe yeare of oure Reigne.” In fine to very fine condition. A superb, immaculately well-preserved document signed by the notorious ‘Bloody Mary.’ Starting Bid $1000

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244. Princess Diana and Prince Charles. Royal Christmas

card from circa 1987 embossed on the front with the Prince of Wales’s feathers and Order of the Garter motto and the Spencer family arms, measuring 16 x 6 open, featuring an affixed color photo of the royal couple posing with their young sons William and Harry, signed in fountain pen, “from Charles and,” and “Diana.” In very fine condition. Starting Bid $200

Inscribed to Princess Louise for Christmas 1891 245. Queen Victoria. Signed book: The Present State of the Fine Arts in France by Philip Gilbert Hamerton. First edition. London: Seeley and Co. Limited, 1892. Hardcover, 10.5 x 14.25, 90 pages. Signed and inscribed on an opening page in ink to her daughter, Princess Louise, “To dearest Louise, from her devoted Mama, VRI, Christmas 1891.” In fine condition, with scattered light foxing. Starting Bid $200

246. Queen Victoria. ALS in German, signed

“Victoria R.,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 7, Osborne letterhead, May 10, 1859. Letter to her cousin, in part (translated): “Your Royal Highness’ friendly letter of the 2nd of this month arrived correctly at the same time as the pretty drawing. I thank you very much to have reminded me of the promises you gave me…Looking at the little picture will recall always the beautiful views and the enjoyable mornings, which we enjoyed at yours. Many regards to dear cousin and tell your children all the best from me. Albert sends his best.” In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

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Titanic 247. Titanic: Edward Smith. Scarce DS, signed “E. J. Smith,” one page, 7.75 x 6, June 6, 1895. A certificate of discharge issued to Thomas Riley a fireman aboard the S.S. Germanic. The document states Riley served aboard the vessel from May 11 to June 6, 1895, and was discharged in Liverpool. Printed near the bottom is a certification statement which reads, “I certify that the above particulars are correct and that the above named Seaman was discharged accordingly, and that the character described hereon is a true copy of the Report concerning the said Seaman.” Signed at the conclusion of the statement by Smith as the vessel’s master, and countersigned by a shipping representative. The discharge also bears two “V.G.” stamps in areas for character of conduct and ability. In very good to fine condition, with light toning and wear to the edges. An exceedingly rare autograph in any form. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

Explorers and Archeologists “At Kom-Ombo on the mound above the Temple, there is a fort”

248. Howard Carter. ALS signed “Howard E. Carter,” one page, 7 x 9, Direction Generale du Service des Antiquites letterhead, December 6, 1901. In part: “At Kom-Ombo on the mound above the Temple, there is a fort. The property of the War Department; this I hear is to be sold. On the 25th Nov. I inspected it & should value it at £10,000 & as it would be useful to the Service as an inspection house or otherwise, I advise, that if it can be obtained, for or somewhere about that sum, that the service should purchase it.” In fine condition, with four punch holes to the left side, and a short tear to the right edge. A fascinating letter as Carter references the famous Temple of Kom Ombo, an unusual double-temple of the Ptolemaic dynasty which was dedicated to both the crocodile god Sobek and the falcon god Horus. This is also a scarce format as one of only a few autograph letters by Carter that we have encountered. Starting Bid $200

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American West 249. Geronimo. Rare pencil signature, “Geronimo,” on the

reverse of an off-white 3.75 x 2.25 business card belonging to the Oklahoma City law firm Pruiett, Cardwell & Sniggs, with another adding in pencil below, “How old / written by him at Ft. Sill Feb 27/08.” In very good to fine condition, with light soiling and edge wear. Oklahoman defense attorney Moman Pruiett (1872–1945) was a talented but controversial ‘criminal lawyer’ perhaps as well known for his hard drinking ways and streaks of sudden violence as he was for his fiery oratory and claim of successfully acquitting 303 of the 343 murder cases in which he had defended. In his autobiographical work Me and My Big Mouth, noted Oklahoma journalist Walter Harrison proclaimed Pruiett ‘the greatest master of backwoods psychology, actor, hypocrite, fakir, lawyer, showman, and publicity expert the courts of Oklahoma ever will look upon.’ In 1894, Geronimo and 341 other Chiricahua Apache prisoners of war were brought to Fort Sill where they lived in 12 villages scattered around the post. Though they were prisoners of war, Geronimo and the other Apache prisoners had free range of Fort Sill, and a few years later, Geronimo was permitted to join the Indian contingent at several annual World Expositions and Indian Expositions in the 1890s and early 1900s. Starting Bid $500

Notorious Figures 250. Sam Giancana. Collection of seven pieces of Sam Giancana’s 14K gold jewelry, including: a glamorous 14K lighter with an intriguing burst finish, featuring his monogram “S.G.” outlined in diamonds, in a form-fitting black leather case; a smaller 14K gold lighter with a geometric textured finish, inscribed “Sam” across the top, in a formfitting black leather case; a slim grooming set in a black leather case, consisting of a hair comb and combination nail file/knife, both engraved with his monogram “S.G.” on the 14K gold handles; a small 14K gold clip emblazoned with his first initial, “S”; a 14K gold pin featuring a ball and two clubs; a 14K gold golfer’s tie tack; and a 14K gold golf ball marker bearing the number “70.” In overall fine condition. Provenance: Lots 1188, 1189, 1190, and 1193, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, October 22, 1992. From the collection of David Gainsborough-Roberts. Starting Bid $200

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251. Murray ‘The Camel’ Humphreys. An 18K gold Piaget wristwatch customdesigned for Chicago Outfit racketeer Murray ‘The Camel’ Humphreys, featuring a concentric design with flexible mesh bracelet, hand-wound movement, small square dial, and face encrusted with 48 diamonds totaling 2.00 carats (gross weight 47.7 dwts). The caseback is marked “9148HS, 95229.” In fine condition. Provenance: Lot 1194, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, October 22, 1992. Accompanied by a notarized letter of provenance from Dorothy Marbad, in part: “Piaget watch no. 1194 was given to me as a gift from Jack Humphreys, who received it from his brother, Murray (The Camel) Humphreys who had it custom made for himself, in around 1963 and was given to me in 1973.” From the collection of David Gainsborough-Roberts. Starting Bid $200

252. Mata Hari. Dutch-born dancer

(1876–1917), nee Margaretha Geertruida Zelle, whose renown as a performer was permanently overshadowed by her activities as a German spy during World War I, which led to her execution by firing squad at the age of 41. ALS in French, signed “Marguerite,” one page both sides, 8.5 x 11, Victoria Hotel letterhead, January 15, 1915. Emotional letter to her lover, Dutch artist Piet van der Hem, in full (translated): “I understand very well when a woman forgives the lover that she depends on, but since I loved you only for who you are, I do not forgive you. I am too proud for that, and besides, I don’t think reasonably when in love. I laugh at those women who write about bouquets of flowers and who talk about ‘forgiveness’ that they don’t feel. Come now, Piet. I have lived too long in Paris, and I know life. I also reason when the game has high stakes. And then, for my part, I take revenge, but here all that doesn’t exist. If this is how you have your fun, then all the better, and my best wishes.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds and a few small stains. Starting Bid $200

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253. Francis Gary Powers. American military pilot (1929–1977) who attained worldwide notoriety in 1960 when the U-2 spy plane he was piloting was shot down over the Soviet Union. Powers was killed in 1977 when the news helicopter he was flying ran out of fuel and crashed a few miles from the airport. Uncommon vintage glossy 10 x 7.75 photo of Powers in front of a U-2 ultra-high altitude reconnaissance aircraft, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint, “To Harold…Best Wishes, Francis Gary Powers.” Reverse bears a Mister D/Nikola Drakulich credit stamp. In fine condition, with trimmed edges. The only signed photo of Powers that we have ever offered. Starting Bid $200

“We are still as near to the electric chair as we were when pronounced guilty” 254. Bartolomeo Vanzetti. ALS signed “Bartolo-

meo V.,” three pages on two sheets, 6 x 9.5, June 18, 1924. Letter to John and Virginia G. Bournan of Stephen City, Virginia. In full: “Your fraternal missive, sent for my birthday, has reach me just in time and in good company. I appreciate it and I am grateful to you for all that I realize that is beyond it. Justice must be done, my friends, and greater and greater will be the sacrifice of the lovers of liberty till her final triumph. My judiciary adventure was so vulgar, barefaced and evidently a premeditated legal murder—that to chained and killed from it—is something unspeakable. And yet, after having spended for years in prison and over $200,000 we are still as near to the electric chair as we were when pronounced guilty. They do what they like and they were rendered so unconscious and degenerated by the deadly consequences and influences of their education, office and environment that only fear—the fear for the only three things which they hold as sacred: their purse; their power; and their skin—can stop them to satisfy they ferocy and greed—by any sort of offence and violences to the lovers of freedom and their old folks, women and children. Where not for your help and solidarity—for the world wide solidarity and protest—Nick and I would have been burn alive long ago. But, just for this help they may not dare to kill us little by little with chains’ torture. Well I have decide—if it will be so—to live at least 125 years—and I want you, too, to keep along—We are the warriors of life—and we must live—live long and godlike for life’s and ours victory. I knew of the terrible reaction acting in California—but I hope that a good campaigne will begin for the liberty of all. Now, soon the bell will ring, so I my close and I will close, my dear John and my dear Virginia by clasping your hands fraternally and with a strong shake I send to you my most hearty regards and sentiments.” In fine condition. Accompanied by an address panel accomplished in Vanzetti’s hand. In the famed Sacco and Vanzetti case, the anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were convicted of killing a guard and paymaster during the 1920 armed robbery of the Slater and Morrill Shoe Company in South Braintree, Massachusetts. Vehemently proclaiming their innocence, the pair soon became the center of a worldwide cause celebre in which many prominent writers, artists, and academics pleaded for their pardon or a new trial. Despite years of motions and appeals, the men were put to death in the electric chair on August 23, 1927. Starting Bid $500

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255. Herbert Asquith Starting Bid $200

256. Vincent Auriol Starting Bid $100

259. Thomas Hart Benton Starting Bid $200

262. John Blair, Jr Starting Bid $200

263. William Bradford Starting Bid $200

266. British Prime Ministers Starting Bid $200

257. Stanley Baldwin Starting Bid $200

258. James and Philip Pendleton Barbour Starting Bid $200

260. Hans Berliner

261. Joe Biden

264. Louis Brandeis

265. Leonid Brezhnev

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268. Mary Bunting Starting Bid $100

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267. Warren Buffett

269. Nicolae Ceauescu Starting Bid $200

272. Chen Cheng Starting Bid $200

273. Madame Chiang Kai-shek Starting Bid $200

275. DNA: Francis Crick

276. DNA: James Watson

279. Father Divine

280. John F. ‘Honey Fitz’ Fitzgerald

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270. Jean-Martin Charcot Starting Bid $200

271. Jean-Martin Charcot Starting Bid $200

274. Computer Pioneers Starting Bid $200

277. Frederick Douglass

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278. William Ellery Starting Bid $200

282. Indira Gandhi Starting Bid $200


283. Samuel Gompers Starting Bid $200

286. Samuel Insull Starting Bid $200

288. Louis A. Johnson Starting Bid $200

284. Billy Graham

285. Rowland Hill

289. Robert F. Kennedy

291. Rose Kennedy

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290. Robert F. Kennedy

294. King Edward VIII

292. Kennedy Assassination

293. King Charles X

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295. King Edward VIII

296. King George III

297. King George IV

298. King George V

299. King George VI

300. King George VI and the Queen Mother

301. King Hussein and Queen Alia Starting Bid $200

302. King Hussein of Jordan Starting Bid $200

303. King William IV

304. Joseph Lister

305. Ramsay MacDonald

306. Mary of Teck

307. Hudson Maxim

308. Mayo Brothers

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309. Aimee Semple McPherson Starting Bid $200

312. Mother Teresa Starting Bid $200

315. Samuel Nelson Starting Bid $200

318. Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit Starting Bid $200

310. Golda Meir

311. Samuel Freeman Miller Starting Bid $200

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313. Mother Teresa

314. Ralph Nader

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316. Sandra Day O’Connor Starting Bid $200

319. Rosa Parks Starting Bid $200

320. Linus Pauling Starting Bid $200

317. Pacific Railroad Starting Bid $200

321. Lester B. Pearson Starting Bid $100

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322. Timothy Pickering Starting Bid $200

326. Princess Grace Starting Bid $200

323. William Pitt the Younger Starting Bid $200

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327. Princess Victoria Starting Bid $200

329. Thomas Radclyffe, 3rd Earl of Sussex Starting Bid $200

330. Edmund Randolph Starting Bid $200

333. Nathan Mayer Rothschild Starting Bid $200

334. Carl Sagan

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324. Prince Philip

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325. Prince Philip Starting Bid $200

328. Yitzhak Rabin Starting Bid $100

331. Thomas Mann Randolph, Jr Starting Bid $200

332. Joseph Reed

335. Jonas Salk

336. Emilio Segre

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337. Charles Sumner Starting Bid $200

338. Supreme Court Starting Bid $200

339. Charles Thomson Starting Bid $200

340. Titanic: Millvina Dean Starting Bid $200

341. Moise Tshombe Starting Bid $100

342. William M. ‘Boss’ Tweed Starting Bid $200

343. Fred M. Vinson

344. Barnes Wallis

345. Booker T. Washington Starting Bid $200

347. Duke and Duchess of Windsor Starting Bid $200

349. Steve Wozniak

350. Yen Chia-kan

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348. Oliver Wolcott, Jr Starting Bid $100

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military

The ‘forgotten hero of the Revolution’ 351. David Wooster. American general (1711–1777) known for serving in the French and Indian War and Revolutionary War who was killed in action at the Battle of Ridgefield; he is considered a ‘forgotten hero of the Revolution.’ Early manuscript DS, one page, 8 x 13, May 30, 1748. Military document issued at Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, headed “A Regimental Court Martial in Sir Wm. Pepperell’s Regiment,” detailing charges against several soldiers, including: “Sergeant Greenfield…For Neglect of Duty, & disobedience of orders,” “Sergeant Monro…and Corporal Call…for disobedience of orders & Neglect of Duty,” and “John Adkins…for Selling a new pair of Shoes, and on Suspicion of breaking open a Chest of Jeremiah Andrews, and taking from thence a Dollar & a half, and a New Shirt.” All but the latter were acquitted, and Adkins was sentenced to one hundred lashes after being found “Guilty of Selling his Shoes, but not breaking open the Chest.” Crisply signed at the conclusion by Wooster. In fine condition, with some areas of toning. Wooster served under Pepperell’s command at the 1745 Siege of Louisbourg, a part of King George’s War, commonly known as the War of the Austrian Succession. Starting Bid $200

353. [Alexander H. Bowman]. Engi-

352. Robert Anderson. Union general (18051871) in command of Fort Sumter who refused a formal demand for his surrender, leading to the bombardment of the fort and start of the Civil War. Ink signature, “Fort Sumter S. C., March 13, 1861, Respectfully, Yr Obt Servt, Robert Anderson, Major USA,” on an off-white 4.25 x 6.75 sheet. In fine condition, with light show-through along the left edge from an old mounting strip on the back. Starting Bid $200

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neer, military educator, and career officer in the United States Army (1803–1865), who supervised the erection of Charleston Harbor defenses, including Fort Sumter, and served as Superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West Point during the American Civil War. Handwritten letter addressed to Alexander Hamilton Bowman by the Local Committee for Charleston, one page both sides, 7.75 x 10, February 5, 1850. In full: “The Local Committee of the American Association for the advancement of Science, would respectfully invite you to attend an Extra meeting of the association to be held in this city on the second Tuesday (12th) of March next. The Committee would further request that you will prepare a paper to be read before the association, on some scientific subject. They are particularly anxious as this is the first meeting of the association at the South that our section of the Union should be well represented not only in the number of men of science present, but in the number and character of the papers presented. They therefore beg that you will favour them with your presence and if possible be prepared with an essay. Should you not be able to come if you have a paper prepared and will forward it it will be read in your name by the Secretary. By resolution of the So. Cal. Rail Road Company persons coming to any public meeting of this kind pay but one fare; they return free of expense on showing the certificate of the presiding officer to the effect that they have attended such meeting.” In fine condition. Starting Bid $200


“A skillful artillerist who has seen much service” 354. Jefferson Davis. Lengthy

Civil War-dated ALS, signed “Jeffer. Davis,” two pages both sides, 8.25 x 10.5, March 14, 1862. Letter to Confederate States Senator C. C. Clay, in part: “My recollection is that Colo. J. was required for another position preferable to him. Colo. Anderson declined because of physical inability to serve as proposed, not to waive in favor of Capt Withers. The age and service of these officers named if compared with that of Capt. W. will furnish the reason of preference...Capt. Duncan is a skillful artillerist who has seen much service was required for command in the forts below New Orleans, if this was not service with Volunteers I know of none which will bear the definition; in order to command it was requisite that he should have at least the temporary rank conferred. How can this be regarded ‘just’ such a case as that of an officer employed on the papers of the Adjt. Genl.?… The army list will show whether there is but one original appointment to the higher grade from civil life, and a reference to the record of former service will show whether Capt. Withers has been placed below his juniors of the old army in the arrangements of these officers in the Confederate service. Neither Colo. McKell no Capt. Maury are in the Adjt. Genl’s corps of the Confederate Army and both have served longer than Capt. W. The early appointment of Capt. W. in the Adjt. Genl’s Dept. of the U.S. Army gave him precedence in that corps over Capt. Maury who was senior in the service.” In fine condition, with light toning and old mounting traces to edges, and a bit of show-through from writing to opposing sides. Accompanied by a full transcription. Starting Bid $200

“The prisoner ‘Davis’ is feeling quite comfortable this morning” 355. [Jefferson Davis]. ALS signed “Nelson A. Miles,” two pages on two adjoining sheets, 7.75 x 9.75, August 22, 1865. Letter to an unnamed general, in full, “I have the honor to state that the prisoner ‘Davis’ is feeling quite comfortable this morning, complaining a little however of erysipelas in the face and a carbuncle on his leg. I also enclose a communication from [Clement] Clay to the ‘Sec of War’ together with a letter to his wife which he desires, forwarded. In regard to the Sentinels, when they were taken out of his room he said they did not disturbe or waken him, lately they have been required to make as little noise as possible and not to walk around in the room. I do not think it possible for him to escape, even if the sentinels are taken out of the front room, he will still be under two locks, aside from the Guard in front of his cell.” Although the recipient is unnamed, Miles sent all his reports about the prisoners and mail to Assistant Adjutant General Edward D. Townsend. In fine condition, with light soiling and a few small stains. Starting Bid $200

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The fates of Jefferson Davis and his family 356. Varina Davis. Group lot of postwar material related to Jefferson and Varina Davis, the first couple of the Confederacy, including: An ALS signed “Varina Jefferson Davis,” eight pages on two sets of two adjoining sheets, 4 x 5, March 7, 1905, written from New York’s Hotel Girard and addressed to Wilkes Barre Record editor J. Andrew Boyd, in part: “I have very gratefully received your kind note with slip enclosed, corroborative of my opinion after being shown Genl Miles order book which he showed me while I was at the Fort with my Husband…Mr. Davis was taken to prison on the 19th [May 1865], I sailed under sealed orders on the 23d not knowing to what port we were bound, or what was to be our fate, with my four babies—I may have asked Miles to give me what news he could, and he certainly gave me false answers, but I believed him and was willing perhaps to send him thanks, however the date of the note shows that my approval of his course even if he had stated the truth fairly, only extended to four days when he had the best reason to know I could have known nothing of his conduct or of my husband’s condition, and the thanks were personal.” Accompanied by the address panel from the original mailing envelope addressed in Davis’s hand. An ALS from their daughter, Margaret Howell Davis Hayes, dated March 14, 1905, also addressed to Boyd, in part: “My mother Mrs. Jefferson Davis sent me your kind letter to her and after the abusive newspaper clippings and letters we have both received it was very grateful. I shall put in the scrapbook I am making for my children. I have kept all the data concerning the controversy Miles forced upon us and am classifying it. All such kind and just letters as yours I shall include. Having stripped Gen. Miles of his lion’s skin I think silence is the defense he will find best.” An ALS from Varina Davis, U. S. Military Telegraph letterhead, dated May 19, 1865, addressed to Montgomery Blair or Archie Campbell, in full: “I am on a Steamboat ‘Clyde’ destination Washington. Have four small children with me and may require assistance at the landing. If convenient you will oblige me by meeting me there.” An autograph manuscript from William C. Townsend, one of the guards who stood watch over the captured Jefferson Davis, detailing his own military history, in part: “Promoted to 1st Lieutenant of Co. A 14 Regt. March 27th 1865 and took Command of the Company was detailed with my company to proceed as guard over Jeff Davis and other prisoners under Col. Pichard [sic], from Augusta, Ga., to Fortress Monroe from Fortress Monroe was sent back to Savannah, Ga., in charge of ship having on board Mrs. Davis and other ladies to land at said place.” When the steamship Clyde docked at Hampton Roads, Jefferson Davis was taken to Fortress Monroe but his wife, children, and other women in their party were kept on board. They were then sent back to Savannah where Varina was placed under house arrest until the end of the summer. An original 8 x 5 cabinet-style photo of the brick exterior of Fort Monroe, with reverse annotated in black ink, “Casemates where Jeff Davis was confined and moved, Fort Monroe. Published by William Blauch. In overall fine condition. Starting Bid $200

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Riveting telegram archive detailing the Confederate strategy during the First Battle of Bull Run— “War Department has ordered you to join me, do so immediately if possible, and we will crush the enemy” 357. First Battle of Bull Run.

Remarkable compilation of 20 Civil War-era telegrams related to the First Battle of Bull Run, transcribed from messages sent to General P. G. T. Beauregard in a contemporary hand on ledger sheets dated between July 15 and August 16, 1861, twelve total pages, 7.5 x 12.5 and 8.5 x 14, containing urgent in-the-field messages from notable Confederate officers such as Jefferson Davis, Edward Porter Alexander, Milledge Luke Bonham, James Chesnut, Jr., Samuel Cooper, Nathan George Evans, Richard S. Ewell, Joseph E. Johnston, David Rumph Jones, John S. Preston, Thomas Grimke Rhett, and, most significantly, Beauregard, who adds a brief ANS in pencil to the bottom of a page dated July 17th, in full: “With compliments of Gn’l Beauregard, will send you some other telegrams & papers, N. O. March 17th, 1873, G. T. B.” Especially significant quotes include: “War Department has ordered you to join me, do so immediately if possible, and we will crush the enemy” (Beauregard to Johnston); “You will follow the movement at once by attacking the enemy beyond in your front” (Beauregard to Ewell); “Very large force visible in Bull Run valley in a field apparently 2 miles above Stone Bridge” (Alexander to Beauregard); “I have to state that said colours, with the other trophies of that day were sent to me for collection and because I commanded in person on the field on that occasion, being responsible for the success or failure of the battle” (Beauregard to Stonewall Jackson). Comprehensive transcriptions are available online. In overall very good to fine condition. Starting Bid $500

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Newly promoted to field command in the West, Lee contributes to Cullum’s Register 358. Robert E. Lee. ALS signed “R. E. Lee,” one page, 5 x 7.75, September 7, 1855. Letter written from “Jefferson Bks: Mo.,” to “Capt. G. W. Cullum,” the compiler of the famous Biographical Register of the Officers and Graduates of the United States Military Academy at West Point. In full: “I sent you some time since such information as I was able to pick up for your forthcoming Register. I then informed you that I had hopes of getting some fact in relation to certain graduates who had friends in St. Louis, but except the acknowledgment of my application promises of returns I have as yet got nothing. As I shall have to leave in a few days for Ft. Leavenworth in a court martial & immediately in any action must make arrangements for our live march across the county to the upper frontier of Texas, we are ordered to move early in October. I have determined to send you and the only additional item, I have been able to pick up. Gen’l Hitchcock writes me that his brother Samuel, No. 490, ‘died at Sea returning from Europe 1 Aug 1851—His Career was that of a private man, extremely interesting to his friends, as being that of a genuine & truthful student, but of no importance to the Public.’ Thus you see I have been able to give you data to fill but one blank, where I had hoped to furnish you with all touching his story. Col. Johnston has not yet reached here—The Regt. is nearly full. We have no Surplus of Arms & horses since I last wrote, & I hope we shall be ready to arrive at the appa. time. It will not be for want of mementoes of our necessities from me if we do not. But it is hard to move the main springs at Wash’n. Dr. Cuyler writes me that he has written to Mrs. C. to come with Col. Mansfield or Major Chase Ridgely & hopes she will reach St. Louis in time to come up with me. So do I. Good bye my dear Captain, take care of yourself.” In very good condition, with creasing and soiling, small area of paper loss to the top edge of the last page, and fold separations repaired with old scotch tape. Starting Bid $300

359. John A. Packer. 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

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The Confederacy’s Gettysburg heroes, highlighted by the excessively rare Stephen Dodson Ramseur 360. Stephen Dodson Ramseur and Junius Daniel. Exceedingly

rare combination of Civil War-dated endorsements by Stephen Dodson Ramseur, Junius Daniel, Richard S. Ewell, and Robert H. Chilton on a docketing panel removed from an application for furlough, one page, 9.5 x 7.25, September 1863. Silked on both sides for preservation. In very good condition, with separations to folds, toning and soiling, and chipping to edges. The most notable autographs are those of Ramseur and Daniel, two Confederate heroes of the first day of Gettysburg who were both killed in action in 1864. Ramseur represents one of the rarest and most sought-after of all Civil War autographs, and Daniel is also considerably scarce. Ewell, who achieved fame as a senior commander under Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee, is remembered for his controversial decisions at Gettysburg and Spotsylvania Court House. Chilton served as chief of staff under Robert E. Lee for much of the war. With an extraordinary combination of rare and important signers, this is an outstanding, likely one-of-a-kind Civil War document. Starting Bid $300

Inventor and cavalry commander, Stuart forwards a manual for his ‘sabre attachment,’ with included original brass-and-leather sword hanger 361. J. E. B. Stuart. Sought-after ALS signed “J.E.B. Stuart, 1st Lt. 1st Cav.,” one page, 7.75 x 9.75, August 16, 1859. Letter to the Adjutant General of the War Department, in full: “I have the honor to Submit herewith a manual for ‘Stuart’s Sabre attachment’ which I submitted to the Cav’y Board at Carlisle, but was not considered by them on the ground that they had no power to act on it. They however individually suggested that it would be well to submit it to you to be acted upon contemporaneously with the proceedings of the Board. In case the latter are approved the service will require some such system as the one here presented.” Included with the letter is an original vintage leather sword hanger retaining all original brass hardware. Straps are folded and riveted with snap hooks at ends, with both measuring 12.5˝ in length.; the leather is supple and bears some light crazing. The brass hanger, 2.75˝ x 3.75˝, is marked with an Old English “U.S.” and the hinged clip is stamped “Frankford Arsenal.” This style hanger was patented by J. E. B. Stuart in 1859. He later sold the rights to the U.S. government and it became a standard cavalry issue throughout the Civil and Indian Wars. In use up until 1900, the sword hanger enabled the trooper to more easily and swiftly disconnect the sword from the belt when it was not required. In overall fine condition. Major General J. E. B. Stuart, the Confederacy’s famed beau sabreur, justifiably is best known as the dashing commander of the Army of Northern Virginia’s cavalry units. However, in October 1859, while serving as a U.S. Army lieutenant and stationed at Fort Riley in the Kansas Territory, Stuart found success as an inventor. The 26-year-old Virginian filed for and eventually received U.S. Patent #25,684: ‘Improved Method of Attaching Sabers to Belts.’ Stuart claimed that his new brass-and-leather saber hanger allowed a cavalryman to quickly remove his saber, scabbard, and suspension straps from the standard army belt. The U.S. Army agreed, paid Stuart a ‘right to use’ license fee of $5,000, and through 1864 produced thousands of the tools Stuart had invented. Starting Bid $500 www.RRAuction.com | 79


364. George C. Marshall. World War II–dated

362. Virginia State Armory. Civil Wardated DS, one page, 7.75 x 9.75, May 13, 1861. An invoice from the Virginia State Armory issued to Assistant Quartermaster Major B. F. Ficklin “for transportation to Gen. Ruggles, Fredrickburg, Va.,” for five boxes of 500 cartridge boxes.” Signed at the conclusion by Colonel of Ordnance Charles Dimmock. In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

TLS signed “G. C. Marshall,” one page, 7 x 9, War Department, Office of the Chief of Staff letterhead, July 28, 1942. Letter to Martha Haley, in full: “Words can be of little consolation at this time of sadness, but I want you to know that you have my heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your son. James M. Haley has made the great contribution to the American way of living. He was a soldier who died in line of duty and his sacrifice will not be forgotten by those who are determined to bring this terrible struggle to a victorious conclusion.” In very good condition, with scattered light staining, and a more obvious diagonal stain.When World War II began, General Marshall made it a practice to personally sign every condolence letter sent to the families of fallen soldiers. This letter, sent to the mother of Private James Haley, is a rare example of one of these personally-signed sympathy notes. As the war continued and fatalities mounted, the general was forced to use an autopen, a fact kept secret from the general public. Starting Bid $200

363. Flying Tigers. Appealing circa 1980s Phase 2 leather flight jacket belonging to Edward F. Gallagher of the AVG Flying Tigers, size XL, signed on the back in various inks by more than 50 members of the legendary Chinese Air Force group, including: Chuck Older, Tex Hill, Robert ‘Moose’ Moss, Chuck Baisden, Francis Doran, Dick Rossi, Ken Jernstedt, Parker DuPouy, Frank Losonsky, Jasper J. Harrington, Ed Stiles, Bob Layher, Chuck Engle, Fritz Wolf, Robert M. Smith, Carl Quick, Carl Brown, Don Rodewald, Ed Janski, Peter Wright, Robert ‘Bud’ Keeton, Erik Shilling, Hugh Viverette, George Tyrell, Robert T. Smith, Ed Gallagher, Morton ‘Twisty’ Bent, Robert Raine, James H. Howard, and others. The front of the jacket has Gallagher’s name patch, a “Flying Tigers, Hell’s Angels 3rd Sqd” patch, and a Flying Tigers 50th anniversary patch. In very good to fine condition, with some signatures blurred or difficult to read due to ink contrast. The owner of this jacket, Ed Gallagher, was part of the 3rd Squadron known as the Hell’s Angels. Although not a pilot, he was known to fly over the ‘hump’ in order to ferry parts from other bases within the ChinaBurma-India Theater. A unique memento from one of World War II’s most memorable and storied groups. Starting Bid $200

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“You are haunting me”— MacArthur’s poetic love letters 365. Douglas MacArthur. Rare group lot of four handwritten letters from Douglas MacArthur to love interest Lucretia Le Bourgeois, three signed “Douglas” and one unsigned, 11 total pages, dated between April and May 1907. The earliest letter, April 30, 1907, Officers Club, Washington Barracks letterhead, in part: “The wild spell has been with me again and all night long. I have been fighting it out with myself to keep from going to you like a thief in the night. Too late now the spell is over to wish you good night for you must have been asleep there many hours—but I can bespeak you at least sweet dreams. Mine will be so far I know they will carry me across the broad stretch of Washington town—away from the gloomy barracks, away from the soldier men, away even from the thoughts of friends and loved ones—to a little drawing room, and to an open grate— and to thy side—sweet lady.” The unsigned letter, May 6, 1907, Washington Barracks letterhead, in full: “I have searched high and low and these are all I can find. Will you take them with all my love?—I leave for home on Friday. I will probably be at the country club until written but mail will always reach me if addressed Custom House—care U.S. Engineer Office Wilmette, Wisconsin.” The third letter, May 8, 1907, Washington Barracks letterhead, in part: “There is little to write of from these gloomy barracks save to tell you the old, old, story—I love you. I love you—love you. How many countless millions in every land, in every age have used the same phrase! And yet I whisper it to you now how poignant with meaning, how heavy with memories, the words seem. I am desperately tired and sick of everything about me tonight. Even my ride has failed to drive away the ‘little blue devils’—on my way back I lingered by the river until sunset. There were just enough clouds to make it beautiful and I sat on the bluff above and watched for it. Purple and gold and azure and crimson change to opal and gray.” The final letter, May 31, 1907, written from High Point, Virginia, in part: “You are haunting me. Not a bird sings under my window but carols your name, not a breeze stirs the leaves but whispers of you—not a wind in the storm last night but moan out, ‘Lucretia—Lucretia.’ You make work impossible. I see you everywhere. My books blur—the lines fade into nothingness, the words blot out and your lips smile up at me.” In overall fine condition. Accompanied by three original handwritten mailing envelopes. Starting Bid $200

366. Montgomery of Alamein. Souvenir typescript entitled “A Talk

with Eisenhower on the Battle Situation…Strategy After the Battle of the Bulge,” two parchment pages, 8.5 x 11, signed at the conclusion in fountain pen, “Montgomery of Alamein, F.M.” The document bears an Eisenhower stamp and first day cancelation at the top. Montgomery recounts a talk he had with Eisenhower, in part: “On the 28th December Eisenhower visited the northern flank and I had a long talk with him in his special train at Hasselt. The Ardennes battle was then well in hand and our conversation turned mainly on what was to be done when it was over. I again gave it as my opinion that the Ruhr was the immediate objective; all available power must be concentrated to secure it; operational control of the forces involved must be exercised by one commander.” It goes on to quote from a letter sent to Eisenhower by Montgomery, outlining eight important points from the conversation. In very good to fine condition, with overall light, mottled toning. Starting Bid $200 www.RRAuction.com | 81


Handwritten letter from the 23-year-old Patton— “Next day I heard reveille for the first time on an army post” 367. George S. Patton. Very early ALS signed

“George S. Patton, Jr.,” eight pages, 5.25 x 6.75, [September 17, 1909]. Letter to his mother concerning his first army post and of rumors of marriage, in part: “When I got to Chicago on the evening of Sep. 11 I met Rumbaugh at the station and we went up on the train together at first we talked and first of all he congratulated me on my marriage, rather staggering to a man in my condition of mind but it seems that it was in some New York paper and that all the people in W. P. were talking of it. Miss Scott had mentioned it but I had thought it a joke. Having disabused his his mind we talked as I have said yet with less and ever lessening volubility until Rumbaugh broke a long silence by saying just what I was thinking—’I wish to hell that I was a plebe then some one would think for me and I would learn how to report.’ We finally landed but as I came on an earlier train that I had said I would take no one met us so we walked until we were trailed by a drunk nit who proved to be Manchester West Point ‘06 who is stationed here, he had recognized us and showed us where we wanted to go. The Marshall were very nice indeed and very sorry they has missed me. I put on my uniform and called on Col. Pitcher who commands the post and on Major McDonald who commands the third squadron next day I heard reveille for the first time on an army post. It is much like that at W. P. with bugles in place of fifes and about twice as many drums I had an orderly and a horse and after getting my trunks box and a kakki cap at the Q. M. store for they wear kakki here. I then went to find my quarters—I found them they are in the third floor of a building called the old club and well called so at least the old part as for club, can hardly say it lives up to the name there is a bar and one card table and a lot of large empty rooms with a…carpet of dust on the floors. But my own apartments interest me more there are two large rooms and they connect by a bath with two similar rooms where Rumbaugh lives so that we have the bath in common but neither of us mind that. The rooms are large and the front one has a huge unlighted closet and a radiator just why the closet was put in the front room I don’t see nor do I for that matter see when I am in the closet but that can be fixed.” In fine condition. Starting Bid $300

368. George S. Patton. World War II–dated mailing

envelope, 8.75 x 3.75, addressed in type to “Mr. and Mrs. J. Ross Lebold, 309 E. Madison Avenue, Springfield, Ohio, U.S.A.,” and signed with his censorship signature in the lower left, “Censored, G. S. Patton, Jr., Lt. Gen.” Annotated in the return address field and marked “Free” in another hand. Postmarked by the U.S. Army Postal Service on January 8, 1944. In fine condition, with some light corner creasing. Starting Bid $200

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In October 1944, Patton sends “gratitude for the regiments of cavalry which were, and continue to be, of outstanding value” 369. George S. Patton. World War II–dated TLS signed

“G. S. Patton, Jr.,” one page, 8 x 10, Headquarters, Third United States Army letterhead, October 16, 1944. Letter to General R. B. Lord, in full: “Thank you very much for your letter, and I wish to again express my gratitude for the regiments of cavalry which were, and continue to be, of outstanding value.” In fine condition. Encapsulated in a PSA/DNA authentication holder. After the invasion of Normandy, General R. B. Lord was appointed Chief of Staff of S.O.S ‘Service of Supply’ and Communications. Headquartered in Paris, his duty was to procure and distribute supplies, equipment, and armament for the European Theater. As the war progressed, General Lord was reassigned to Reims, France, where he took over procurement, supplies, communication, equipment and armament for Southern France, which included supplying General Patton’s 3rd Army and the 7th Army as they moved north toward Germany. General Patton was gratefully indebted to Lord for moving supplies, equipment, and armament to the front. General Lord initiated the ‘Red Ball Express’ to equip General Patton on his aggressive movement through Southern France and Czechoslovakia. General Lord also supplied the British and French forces in his sector, and would later be present at the signing of the German surrender in Reims, France. Starting Bid $300

“Beating back a world menace which free men cannot tolerate” 370. Matthew Ridgway. Souvenir typescript, one page, 8.5 x 11, signed at the

conclusion in ink, “M. B. Ridgway.” The Text of Eighth Army General Order, Assuming Command, 26 December 1950, in full: “I have with little notice, assumed heavy responsibilities before in battle, but never with greater opportunities for service to our loved ones and our nation in beating back a world menace which free men cannot tolerate. It is an honored privilege to share this service with you and with our comrades of the Navy and Air Force. You will have my utmost. I shall expect yours.” In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

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371. Hap Arnold Starting Bid $200

372. Pierre Augereau Starting Bid $200

373. William Barksdale Starting Bid $200

374. Eugene de Beauharnais Starting Bid $200

375. Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte

376. Louis-Alexandre Berthier

377. Jean-Baptiste Bessieres

378. Pappy Boyington

379. Benjamin Butler

380. Benjamin Butler

381. John A. Dahlgren

382. Varina Davis

383. James H. Doolittle

384. Joseph Fouche

385. Wade Hampton

386. Paul von Hindenburg

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387. O. O. Howard Starting Bid $200

388. Iwo Jima: Joe Rosenthal Starting Bid $200

390. James L. Kemper Starting Bid $200

391. Alexandre-ThéodoreVictor, comte de Lameth Starting Bid $200

394. James Longstreet Starting Bid $200

395. Douglas MacArthur Starting Bid $200

397. Anthony McAuliffe Starting Bid $200

398. George B. McClellan Starting Bid $200

389. William E. ‘Grumble’ Jones Starting Bid $200

392. Jean Lannes Starting Bid $200

393. Francois Lefebvre Starting Bid $200

396. Jacques Etienne Joseph Macdonald Starting Bid $200

399. George G. Meade Starting Bid $200

400. Wesley Merritt Starting Bid $200

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401. Mississippi and Tennessee Railroad Starting Bid $200

402. Edouard Mortier Starting Bid $200

403. Napoleon: Service du Grand-Chambellan Starting Bid $200

404. George S. Patton

405. John J. Pershing

406. Jozef Poniatowski

407. Matthew Ridgway

408. Philip H. Sheridan

409. Henry W. Slocum

410. Louis-Gabriel Suchet Starting Bid $200

411. Charles Maurice de Talleyrand Starting Bid $200

413. Isaac R. Trimble

414. Claude VictorPerrin Starting Bid $200

415. James S. Wadsworth Starting Bid $200

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412. Charles Maurice de Talleyrand and Jean-Pierre, Count of Montalivet Starting Bid $200

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aviation

416. Jacqueline Cochran. Two photos signed by the pioneering aviatrix: a matte-finish 7.5 x 9.5 photo honoring Cochran’s speed records in the Lockheed TF-104G Super Starfighter, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “For the Brownes, with all good wishes, Jacqueline Cochran”; and a glossy 10 x 8 photo of Cochran with her husband, financier Floyd Odlum, signed in blue ballpoint, “Jacqueline Cochran,” and signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “Floyd B. Odlum, To the Ken Brownes, with good wishes.” In very good to fine condition, with rippling to the top edge of the single-signed photo, and rippling, creasing, and a missing corner tip to the dual-signed photo. Starting Bid $100

418. Bill Lear. American inventor and businessman

(1902–1978) known for founding the Lear Jet Corporation, a manufacturer of business jets. Glossy 7.75 x 10 photo of Lear in front of his famous aircraft, signed in black felt tip, “Bill Lear, 11/16/70.” In very good to fine condition, with trimmed edges and some light surface impressions. Starting Bid $200

Exceptionally rare and historic photo from the billionaire’s 1938 round-the-world flight

417. Howard Hughes. Exquisite

vintage glossy 10 x 8 photo of Howard Hughes with the crew from his 1938 flight around the world, signed in ink by all pictured: Howard Hughes, crew members Harry Connor, Tommy Thurlow, Dick Stoddard, and Edward Lund, and operations manager Al Lodwick. In fine condition. Though covers signed by this group are sometimes seen, signed photos are few and far between-this being the first we have ever encountered. Starting Bid $500

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The expansion of Pan American Airways: “I am arguing the desirability of more emphasis on Africa wherever I have the opportunity” 419. Charles Lindbergh. TLS signed “Charles (A. Lindbergh),” one page, 8.5 x 11, November 19, 1967. Letter to Robert L. Reece, director of Pan American Airways. In part: “I have received distressing news in regard to our projected trip to East Africa this winter. Mr. Jovanovich has been released from weeks in the hospital (heart) and permitted to resume business activities; but his doctor told him that a trip to Africa is out of the question for many months. Another member of our projected party has been under medical treatment for some weeks, and it is doubtful that he will be in condition for a trip to Africa in December. Because of Mr. Jovanovich’s illness, complications have arisen concerning the photographer he planned to take with him. (To obtain photographs to accompany the recording of Anne’s article on East Africa.) All in all, we have decided to cancel completely our plans for the expedition, with the hope of being able to set up another one in another year…I agree with you that PAA is not placing enough emphasis on Africa, in many ways…I am arguing the desirability of more emphasis on Africa wherever I have the opportunity. I am also arguing for more inn-systems. I run up against the counter-argument of high costs and low investment returns. I think we must find a way of taking into account the indirect-income return from inn systems.” In very good to fine condition, with a long tear along the top edge. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

420. Test Pilots.

Desirable FDC with a cachet honoring the first supersonic flight made by Captain Chuck Yeager in 1947, postmarked on the flight’s 50th anniversary at the Edwards Air Force Base on October 14, 1997, signed in ink or felt tip six notable test pilots: “Chuck Yeager,” “Gus Lundquist, Bell X-1 Test Pilot,” “John H. Griffith, NACA,” “Scott Crossfield,” “Bob Hoover, USAF Bell X-1 Back Up & Chase Pilot, Oct. 14, 1947,” and “H. A. Hanes, M/Gen USAF (Ret.) ‘Dude.’” In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

422. Test Pilots. Two covers signed by one or

more notable test pilots or engineers: an FDC with a cachet honoring the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II, signed in ink by Chuck Yeager, Fred Ascani, Bob Hoover, and Gerald M. Truszynski, whose signature remains quite rare; and a limited edition commemorative cover honoring General Robert ‘Bob’ Cardenas, who signs in black ink. In overall fine condition. Starting Bid $200

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423. Test Pilots. Desir-

able FDC with a cachet honoring the 50th anniversary of Charles Lindbergh’s solo transatlantic flight, signed in black ink or felt tip by five notable test pilots and engineers: Chuck Yeager, Fred Ascani, Bob Hoover, Bob Cardenas, and Gerald M. Truszynski, whose signature remains quite rare. In fine condition.Starting Bid $200


“This photograph was given to me personally by Orville Wright”—amazing large image of the Wright Brothers’ first flight 425. Orville Wright. Magnificent vintage matte-finish 9.75 x 6.75 photo of the first flight of the Wright Flyer near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, on December 17, 1903, signed and inscribed in fountain pen “To the Honorable Harry S. New, with best wishes, Orville Wright.” Affixed to its original mount and impressively matted and framed to an overall size of 19.25 x 16.25. In fine condition. Accompanied by typed and handwritten statements of provenance signed by the recipient of this photograph, Harry Stewart New, a former Indiana senator and the 48th Postmaster General of the United States. The typed statement reads, in full: “This photograph was given to me personally by Orville Wright, whose autograph it carries. For three or four years it was on the wall of the office of the Second Assistant Postmaster General, and after my retirement for the head of the department was returned to me by Mr. W. I. Glover, Second Ass’t, in accordance with my request.” The offered signed photograph depicts in crystal-clear detail the first powered, controlled, and sustained airplane flight in history. Orville Wright, age 32, is seen at the controls of the machine, lying prone on the lower wing with hips in the cradle, which operated the wing-warping mechanism. His brother, Wilbur Wright, age 36, ran alongside to help balance the machine, with this image showing him having just released his hold on the forward upright of the right wing. The starting rail, the wing-rest, a coil box, and other items needed for flight preparation are visible behind the machine. The historic photo shoot was organized by Orville Wright, who preset the camera and had John T. Daniels, a member of the U.S. Life-Saving Station in Kill Devil Hills, squeeze the rubber bulb and trigger the shutter. Starting Bid $1000

426. Chuck Yeager. Four covers signed by Chuck Yeager,

including: a pair of commemorative covers with hand-painted cachets honoring the 25th anniversary of the “Supersonic Flight” of the Glamorous Glennis on October 14, 1947, both signed in ink by Yeager, who adds, “B/Gen USAF,” with one signed by Brigadier General Robert L. Cardenas and the other signed by Colonel Jerry Gentry, both of whom were experimental pilots; an FDC with a cachet honoring the Apollo 11 mission, signed in blue ballpoint by Yeager, and in black ink by Jacqueline Cochran, who was the first woman to fly faster than the speed of sound; and a flown mailing envelope “Carried by Gen. Chuck Yeager” from New Orleans to Montrose, Colorado, on September 26, 1985, signed below in black ballpoint by Yeager. In overall fine condition. Starting Bid $200

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space

Superior vintage-signed official NASA portrait 427. Apollo 11. Official vintage color glossy 10 x 8 red-numbered NASA photo of the Apollo 11 crew posing together in their white space suits, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, “To Don Young, Best regards, Michael Collins,” “Neil Armstrong,” and “Buzz Aldrin.” In very good condition, with scattered light creasing, spotting to the emulsion, complete backing, and a professional repair to a tear in the area of Armstrong’s right forearm. The Apollo 11 crew were in the Windy City for a ticker-tape parade in their honor on August 16, 1969. One of the Wrigley Field faithful—in the hope of cheering up a despondent Young following a famous tongue-lashing from teammate Ron Santo a few weeks earlier—likely secured the image for the center fielder. Starting Bid $500

428. Neil Armstrong. Sought-after uninscribed official color 8

x 10 NASA lithograph of Neil Armstrong posing in his white space suit against a lunar backdrop, neatly signed in blue ballpoint. In very fine condition, with the signature a few shades light but completely legible. Starting Bid $300

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Iconic oversized moonwalker footprint, signed by the Apollo 11 crew 429. Apollo 11. Hugely desirable color semi-glossy 10.75 x 13.75 close-up photo of Buzz Aldrin’s boot on the lunar surface during the Apollo 11 mission, signed on the mount in black felt tip, “Neil Armstrong,” “M. Collins,” and “Buzz Aldrin.” Framed to an overall size of 16.25 x 20.25. In very fine condition. Starting Bid $500

430. Neil Armstrong. Official color glossy 8 x 10 NASA photo of Neil Armstrong posing in his white space suit against a lunar backdrop, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, “To Abby Abersfeller—Neil Armstrong.” Reverse bears purple NASA caption text and “This Paper Manufactured By Kodak” watermarks. In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

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431. Buzz Aldrin

432. Buzz Aldrin

435. Buzz Aldrin

434. Buzz Aldrin

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438. Apollo 12: Bean and Gordon Starting Bid $200

441. Apollo Astronauts Starting Bid $200

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433. Buzz Aldrin

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436. Buzz Aldrin and Alan Shepard Starting Bid $200

439. Apollo 15 Starting Bid $200

442. Apollo Astronauts Starting Bid $200

437. Apollo 11 Starting Bid $200

440. Apollo 16 Starting Bid $200

443. Apollo Astronauts Starting Bid $200


444. Astronauts

445. Alan Bean

447. Alan Bean and Charles Conrad Starting Bid $200

448. Frank Borman

451. Gene Cernan Starting Bid $100

452. Gene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt

455. Gordon Cooper

456. Cosmonauts

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446. Alan Bean Starting Bid $200

449. Canadian Astronauts

450. Scott Carpenter

453. Michael Collins

454. Gordon Cooper

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457. Cosmonauts Starting Bid $200

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458. Charlie Duke Starting Bid $200

459. Charlie Duke Starting Bid $200

460. Charlie Duke Starting Bid $200

461. Gemini Astronauts Starting Bid $200

463. Richard Gordon

464. Richard Gordon Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

466. Jim Irwin

467. Pete Knight

468. Chris Kraft

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $100

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Starting Bid $100

462. John Glenn Starting Bid $200

465. Jim Irwin

Starting Bid $200


470. Chris Kraft Starting Bid $200

469. Chris Kraft Starting Bid $200

471. Alexei Leonov and Pavel Belyayev Starting Bid $200

474. Mercury Astronauts Starting Bid $200

477. Moonwalkers Starting Bid $200

472. Bruce McCandless Starting Bid $100

475. Mission Control Starting Bid $200

478. Moonwalkers Starting Bid $200

473. Jim McDivitt Starting Bid $100

476. Edgar Mitchell Starting Bid $200

479. NASA

Starting Bid $200

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480. Sally Ride Starting Bid $200

481. Harrison Schmitt and Nelson Rockefeller Starting Bid $200

484. Alan Shepard Starting Bid $200

488. STS-26

485. Skylab 3

Starting Bid $100

Starting Bid $200

491. Ron Woods Starting Bid $200

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482. Dave Scott Starting Bid $100

486. Deke Slayton

483. Dave Scott Starting Bid $100

487. STS-1

Starting Bid $100

Starting Bid $200

489. Valentina Tereshkova

490. Wernher von Braun Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

492. X-15 Pilots Starting Bid $200

493. John Young Starting Bid $200


art, architecture, and design

494. Ai Weiwei. Chinese

Contemporary artist and activist (born 1957). Color glossy 8 x 10 full-length photo of artist Ai Weiwei posing in front of his exhibit ‘Straight,’ a commemoration of the tragic 2008 Sichuan earthquake that consisted of piles of hand-straightened steel rebar collected from collapsed schools that claimed the lives of more than 5,000 children, signed in black felt tip. In very fine condition. Starting Bid $200

495. George Washington Goethals. Army officer and

civil engineer (1858-1929) appointed by Theodore Roosevelt to oversee the construction of the Panama Canal. Vintage matte-finish 7.75 x 10.75 photo of George Washington Goethals, signed and inscribed in the lower border in fountain pen, “To Abe, the newsboy of New London, Conn., with best wishes, Geo. W. Goethals, Aug. 1/23.” In fine condition, with tastefully trimmed edges. Starting Bid $200

Building Mount Rushmore

496. Gutzon Borglum. TLS, one

page, 8.5 x 11, Mount Rushmore National Memorial Commission letterhead, October 12, 1935. Letter to John Harlan, in part: “On the ninth I sent to Mr. Sargent a letter bearing on the questions that you raised, in the copy of which enclosed you will find the items that ought to be put before the Budget people. I want to start about April the first and I want some agreement for adequate power and a hoist. I want to increase my force by about twenty to thirty men, so that I suggest that the budget for 1936 and 1937 should be about $140,000. What I mean is that we shall need $100,000 from July 1st 1936 to July 1st, 1937, and I shall need money for April, May and June, 1936, which I imagine will require special legislation to make the money available.” In very good to fine condition, with several file holes, and a tear to the left edge. Accompanied by the enclosure referenced, a carbon copy of a letter related to the budget for the construction of Mount Rushmore. Starting Bid $200

497. Salvador Dali.

Signed book: Dali’s Mustache. First edition. NY: Simon and Schuster, 1954. Hardcover, 5.25 x 7, 126 pages. Prominently signed and inscribed across the front pastedown and first free end page in blue ballpoint, “Pour Peter, Hommage de Dali,” with additional sketches of an ant and a parent and child watching a shooting star. Autographic condition: fine, with light toning. Book condition: VG/None, with scuffing and rubbing to boards, most noticeably toward the spine, and reinforcement to the gutter of the title page. A huge sketch and signature by the famed surrealist, written inside a book sought-after in itself as a humorous collaboration between Dali and famed photographer Philippe Halsman. Starting Bid $300

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Triple-signed “Artist-Certificate” export request for a painting “representing a Musical Repetition” 498. Mary Cassatt.

Extremely rare partlyprinted DS, signed three times, “Mary S. Cassatt,” one page both sides, 8 x 10, February 28, 1876. Customs declaration allowing the export of a painting from Philadelphia valued at $400, filled out by Cassatt, who adds a two-line description of the painting on the reverse which reads, “a picture 100 metre by 70 centimetres representing a Musical Repetition. Mary A. Cassatt.” Document is also signed at the conclusion by the US Vice Consul General, and a manuscript customs form signed by her father, Robert Simpson Cassatt, is affixed. In very good to fine condition, with intersecting folds, missing top left corner, scattered light creasing, and possibly trimmed edges. The subject matter and dimensions of the work—accounting for Cassatt’s rather charming confusion of meters and centimeters—suggest that the painting this document accompanied was ‘A Musical Party’ of 1874, now at the Musee Carnavalet, Paris; her father’s sworn statement attached places the value of the work at $400. It was exhibited in 1874 in Paris and in Philadelphia in 1878. This dates to an especially important time in Cassatt’s life—she had recently decided to permanently settle in Paris and would meet Edgar Degas the following year, developing one of the most famous relationships of the art world. Cassatt’s autograph is scarce in any form, and this piece is enormously desirable in that it is signed three times and is directly associated with one of her paintings. Starting Bid $300

Signed twice by Hirst, with shark and butterfly sketches 499. Damien Hirst. Twice-signed book: Damien

Hirst: Naples National Archaeological Museum. Naples, Italy: Electa Napoli, 2004. Softcover, 9.5 x 11, 262 pages. Signed on the front cover in black felt tip by Hirst, who adds a huge sketch of a butterfly. Additionally, Hirst signs again on the back cover, this time adding a large sketch of his famous shark exhibit, ‘The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living,’ with skull and crossbones above. In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

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500. Roy Lichtenstein.

Attractive color 21 x 49 promotional poster for a Roy Lichtenstein exhibition entitled ‘Landscapes in the Chinese Style,’ held at the Leo Castelli Gallery in New York City from September 28 to October 26, 1996, signed and inscribed in black ink, “To Alvin & Judy—Roy Lichtenstein.” Affixed to a foamcore mount and in fine condition. Starting Bid $200

501. Roy Lichtenstein.

Color satin-finish 3.25 x 5 candid photo of the pop artist in a tan overcoat, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition. Encapsulated in a Beckett authentication holder. Starting Bid $200

Monet seeks the return of his monumental ‘Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe,’ once used to pay his rent 502. Claude Monet. ALS in French, two

pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 7.25, January 10, 1884. Written from “Giverny pat Vernon,” a letter to his landlord Alexandre Flament about his monumental painting ‘Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe [Luncheon on the Grass].’ In full (translated): “I have meant to write to you for a long time about what belongs to me that is still with you and especially about my large painting that probably is very troublesome to you because of its size. Can you please be so kind as to give me news about the painting because I am now better paid here and I believe it would be possible for me to relieve you from keeping the painting. Having to organize myself in the near future, I would be very grateful if you could answer me as soon as possible and also inform me of what I would still owe you.” In fine condition.

Monet began to paint ‘Luncheon on the Grass’ on a massive four meter by six meter canvas in 1865 as a response to Manet’s work by the same name, which had sparked controversy at the 1863 Salon des Refusés. The two extant fragments of the work are now held by the Musee d’Orsay; according to the museum, Monet abandoned the project in 1866, and in 1920 recalled: ‘I had to pay my rent, I gave it to the landlord as security and he rolled it up and put in the cellar. When I finally had enough money to get it back, as you can see, it had gone moldy.’ Monet indeed got the painting back in 1884, cut it up, and kept only three fragments—the third is now lost to history. With the discussion about the eventual return of one of his most famous paintings, this is an exemplary letter by the revered Impressionist. Starting Bid $300 www.RRAuction.com | 99


503. Carl Milles. Swedish sculptor (1875–1955) whose most famed works include the Gustaf Vasa statue at the Stockholm Nordic Museum, the Poseidon statue in Gothenburg, and the Orpheus group outside the Stockholm Concert Hall. Color 4.25 x 6 postcard photo showing an artistic portrait of Carl Milles by his wife and fellow artist Ola Milles, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “For Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Browne—Thank you for your wonderful letters of Febr. 22, 1955. Deeply grateful. I hope to meet you. Yours, Carl Milles, My little wife has made this portrait.” In fine condition. Starting Bid $100

506. Dr. Seuss. Red ink signature and inscription, “Thank you, David Belcher, for that very pleasant letter! Dr. Seuss,” on an off-white 5.5 x 8.5 sheet printed with the image of Cat in the Hat. In fine condition, with a central horizontal fold. Starting Bid $200

504. Norman Rockwell. TLS, one

page, 5.5 x 7.75, personal letterhead, June 17, 1975. In full: “Because of an agreement, which is expressed in the stamp below, I can not autograph the print, but I am sending you an autographed bookplate for your ‘Retrospective’ book.” The referenced stamp at bottom reads: “This Print has been autographed personally by Norman Rockwell. Available only at The Old Corner House, Stockbridge, Mass. 01262.” In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

507. Raphael Soyer. Glossy 7.5 x 10.5 book photo of various works by Raphael Soyer, signed on both sides in blue ballpoint. In fine condition, with light handling wear. Starting Bid $200

505. Auguste Rodin. ANS in French, signed “Aug. Rodin,” one page both sides, 3 x 1.5, no date. Untranslated note written on both sides of one of his personal calling cards, imprinted with “A. Rodin” and “182, rue de l’Universite,” the address of his studio. Matted and framed with glass on both sides to an overall size of 8.5 x 7. In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

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

(From A to B & Back Again). First edition. NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1975. Hardcover with dust jacket, 5.75 x 8.75, 241 pages. Signed on the half-title page in black felt tip, “AW.” In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

On the MacMonnies “figure of Victory” for the Brooklyn Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Arch 509. Stanford White. Distinguished American architect (1853–1906) who was a leading figure of the ‘Beaux Arts’ movement, best known for his opulent mansions and for the second Madison Square Garden. He was fatally shot and killed in the roof garden theatre of the Landmark by the husband of actress Evelyn Nesbit in retribution for a long-ago affair. TLS, two pages, 8 x 10.5, McKim, Mead & White letterhead, October 9, 1894. Letter to sculptor Frederick William MacMonnies, referencing the Victory in part: “As I heard that you have been quite ill and had gone to Italy, I thought it best not to bother you about the figure of Victory. We will not, under any circumstances, have you do anything but remodel the figure. If you will remodel the figure and ship the same on board the steamer, we will make arrangements about paying for the bronze, taking down the old figure and putting up the new one. The Commandant and the Board at West Point have agreed to postpone the inauguration of the monument until next May, but as of course they want to be very sure that they get this second figure right, they have made the request, which we have agreed to, that a small cast of a small study for the new figure be sent over here for them to see before the bronze is cast. Would it not be possible therefore, for you to make such a small study (as such you can have thrown up by a workman), cast and sent over here before the enlargement is made? I think if you will keep the figure as severe and architectural as the Naples Victory and have no more movement than that figure, it will be all right. The special thing which seems to bother the officers at West Point is the great curl of drapery which is on the present figure. I am awful sorry to trouble you with this, but I am sure that you would agree with me, if you were here, and of course, this monument is too important a one to have anything vitally wrong, and certainly the size of the present Victory is very harmful to it. I hope by this time, that you are all well and back at work again. Gibson has come back with lurid tales from Paris, and in fact, his illustrations brought strange recollections to my mind.” The text features several ink corrections made in White’s hand. In very good to fine condition, with intersecting folds, paperclip impressions, and creasing to the lower right area of both pages. Starting Bid $200

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comic art & animation 511. Alice in Wonderland: Wa l r u s a n d Oysters painting by Harold W h i t k a k e r.

(Walt Disney Studios, circa 1950s) Original painting featuring Alice in Wonderland’s Walrus sitting down for lunch with the oysters, accomplished in gouache on a 9.75 x 7.75 sheet by Harold Whitaker for his work with the UK magazine Mickey Mouse Weekly. In fine condition. From the estate of Harold Whitaker, a well-known British animator who authored the workbook Timing for Animation. Starting Bid $200

512. Naboombu animals production cel from Bedknobs and Broomsticks. (Walt

Disney Studios, 1971) Original production cel featuring Naboombu animals from Bedknobs and Broomsticks, showing the rhino, hippo, crocodile, ostrich, and friends in action during their soccer match. Character images measure between 2.5 x 2.75 and 4.5 x 6, with a mat opening of 15.25 x 10.25. Archivally framed to an overall size of 21 x 17. The piece has the silver Walt Disney Company seal to lower right. In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

Rare Mickey Mouse sketch by Walt Disney 513. Walt Disney.

Incredibly rare sketch of a smiling Mickey Mouse, accomplished in pencil on an off-white 4.25 x 6.75 album page by Walt Disney, who has signed and inscribed below, “To Anne, with best wishes, Walt Disney.” The album page is part of a vintage leather-bound autograph album, 7 x 4.5, which also contains vintage ink signatures of Judy Garland and comedy duo Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. In fine condition. Consignor notes that the album originated in Ireland—the homeland of Disney’s father—and was likely signed by Disney during his 1946 trip there. The Laurel and Hardy signatures were likely obtained during their farewell show in 1952 in Dublin. Contrary to popular perception, Disney never completely animated a single Mickey Mouse cartoon, nor did he draw a single Mickey comic. He would on rare occasions offer a quickly constructed version of his iconic figure. As such, sketches of Mickey by Disney remain highly coveted and seldom encountered. Starting Bid $1000

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A Crumb self-portrait— “I’m not funny”

516. Basil and Toby production cel from The Great Mouse Detective. (Walt

Disney Studios, 1986) Original production cel featuring Basil and Toby from The Great Mouse Detective, showing the mouse detective with his arms spread wide in front of his loyal basset hound. Basil measures 4 x 3.5 and Toby measures 9.5 x 8.75, with overall dimensions of 10.5 x 12.25. The piece has the silver Walt Disney Company seal to upper right. In fine condition, with trimmed edges Starting Bid $200

514. Robert Crumb. Original ink sketch of a front-facing self-portrait by Robert Crumb, which shows the artist wearing a hat and looking a bit haggard, with speech bubble to right adding, “I’m not funny.” The sketch is accomplished in black ink on the uppermost off-white label on a four-label 4 x 6.25 sheet, which is also signed and inscribed, “To Bill Bush, obviously a man of taste!—from R. Crumb, 1987.” The second and third labels contain an ANS signed “R. Crumb,” in full: “Sorry—Don’t have time nor artistic inclination to do this other thing—even though I could always use the dough!! Thanks for the fifty bucks though!” In very fine condition. Starting Bid $200

515. Tod and Copper production cel from The Fox and the Hound. (Walt

Disney Studios, 1981) Original production cel featuring Tod and Copper from The Fox and the Hound, showing Tod playfully tugging on Copper’s ear. Total image measures 10 x 6, with overall dimensions of 16 x 12.5. The piece has the silver Walt Disney Company seal to lower left. In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

517. Mowgli and Vultures production cel from The Jungle Book. (Walt

Disney Studios, 1967) Original production cel featuring Mowgli and Vultures from The Jungle Book. The Mowgli image measures 2 x 3.75 and the Vultures measure 4.75 x 6.5, with a mat opening of 14.5 x 10.25. Archivally framed to an overall size of 21 x 17. The piece has the silver Walt Disney Company seal to lower right. In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

518. Shere Khan production cel from The Jungle Book. (Walt Dis-

ney Studios, 1967) Superb original production cel featuring Shere Khan from The Jungle Book, showing the tiger in an impressively large front-facing pose. Image measures 3.75 x 7.75, with a mat opening of 14.5 x 10.25. Archivally framed to an overall size of 21 x 17. The piece has the silver Walt Disney Company seal to lower right. In fine condition. Starting Bid $200 www.RRAuction.com | 103


519. Vultures production cel from The Jungle Book.

( Wa l t D i s n e y Studios, 1967) Original production cel featuring the Vultures from The Jungle Book, showing the singing birds side-by-side. Total image measures 11 x 5.5, with a mat opening of 14.5 x 10.25. Archivally framed to an overall size of 21 x 17. The piece has the silver Walt Disney Company seal to lower right. In fine condition. The Jungle Book’s quartet of singing vultures—Buzzie, Flaps, Ziggy, and Dizzy—were modeled after The Beatles. Starting Bid $200

522. Mickey Mouse production cel from Mickey’s Christmas Carol. (Walt Disney

Studios, 1983) Original production cel featuring Mickey Mouse from Mickey’s Christmas Carol, showing him sitting at a desk in his memorable role as Bob Cratchit in the classic Dickens adaptation. The cel is placed on a photographic background reproducing the original background line overlay from the film. Image measures 3 x 5.5, with a mat opening of 13.75 x 10.75. Archivally framed to an overall size of 20.75 x 17.75. The piece has the silver Walt Disney Company seal to lower right. In very good condition, with significant cracking to the paint. Starting Bid $200

520. Bob Kane. Original

sketch of Batman and Robin by Bob Kane, accomplished in pencil on a trimmed 11 x 9.5 mailing envelope, signed and inscribed below, “To Bret and Jarret—Best, Bob Kane.” In fine condition, with a horizontal fold across the bottom. Starting Bid $200

521. Mickey Mouse production drawing from The Klondike Kid.

(Walt Disney Studios, 1932) Original production drawing of Mickey Mouse from The Klondike Kid, which shows remnants of a broken barrel hanging from Mickey as he begins his pursuit of Pete and the captured Minnie. Accomplished in graphite and colored pencil on untrimmed 12 x 9.5 animation paper, marked in the lower right corner, “109.” Image measures 3 x 2.5. In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

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523. Scrooge McDuck and Morty Fieldmouse production cel from Mickey’s Christmas Carol. (Walt Disney

Studios, 1983) Original production cel featuring Scrooge McDuck and Morty Fieldmouse from Mickey’s Christmas Carol. The character cel is placed on a line overlay cel from the film. Image measures 5 x 7.5, with overall dimensions of 16 x 12.75. The piece has the silver Walt Disney Company seal to lower left. In fine condition, with some minor cracking to paint. Starting Bid $200

524. Scrooge McDuck and Mouse children production cel from Mickey’s Christmas Carol. (Walt Disney

Studios, 1983) Original production cel featuring Scrooge McDuck and mouse children from Mickey’s Christmas Carol, showing Scrooge happily seated in a rocking chair with the mouse children surrounding him. The cel is placed on a photographic background reproducing the original background line overlay from the film. Total character image measures 3.25 x 2.75, with a mat opening of 14.5 x 10.25. Archivally framed to an overall size of 20.25 x 16.25. The piece has the silver Walt Disney Company seal to lower right. In fine condition, with some lifting to the gray paint in Scrooge’s top hat. Starting Bid $200


Schulz sketches Snoopy

525. Winnie the Pooh and Piglet production cel from The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.

(Walt Disney Studios, 1988–1991) Original production cel featuring Winnie the Pooh and Piglet from The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. Pooh measures 2.75 x 5 and Piglet measures 2 x 2.25, with overall dimensions of 12.5 x 10.5. The piece has the silver Walt Disney Company seal to lower right. In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

526. Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, and Tigger production cel from The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.

528. Charles Schulz. Wonderful original signed felt tip

sketch of Snoopy in a seated pose accomplished by Charles Schulz on an off-white 5.5 x 3.5 card, prominently signed on the right side, “Schulz.” In very fine condition. Encapsulated in a PSA/DNA authentication holder. Starting Bid $200

(Walt Disney Studios, 19881991) Original production cel featuring Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, and Tigger from The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, showing Pooh and Piglet holding hands as Tigger looks on. Winnie the Pooh measures 3 x 5, Piglet measures 1.25 x 2.5, and Tigger measures 4.5 x 6.75, with overall dimensions of 16 x 12.5. The piece has the silver Walt Disney Company seal to lower left. In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

527. Pinocchio production drawing from Pinocchio. (Walt Disney

Studios, 1940) Original production drawing featuring Pinocchio from Pinocchio, showing the boy puppet crouched down with his cap in the air. Accomplished in graphite and colored pencil on untrimmed 12 x 10 animation paper, stamped in the lower right: “Prod. 2003, Seq. 4.2, Scene 42.” Total image measures 3.75 x 6.5. In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

529. Charles Schulz. Original sketch of Linus van Pelt by Charles Schulz, depicting the youngster holding a scrapbook filled with slices of bread and asking “Who else do you know with a scrapbook full of butternut bread?,” accomplished in ink and graphite on an off-white 4 x 7.25 cardstock sheet, which is signed at the bottom with his artist signature, “Schulz.” In very fine condition. This drawing was originally done for an advertising agency in San Francisco around 1970, which handled an account for Butter Nut Bread. Starting Bid $200

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530. Snow White, Grumpy, Dopey, and the Evil Witch limited edition hand-painted cels from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

(Walt Disney Studios, 1970s) Display containing four original limited edition handpainted cels featuring Snow White, Grumpy, Dopey, and the Evil Witch from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, each numbered 133/275. The scenes show the Evil Witch giving Snow White the poison apple; Snow White and Dopey dancing; Snow White kissing Grumpy’s head; and Snow White singing with a bluebird. Archivally framed to an overall size of 35 x 28.5. Each cel has the silver Walt Disney Company seal to lower right. In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

533. Donald and Daisy Duck comic strip for Wa l t D i s ney’s Donald Duck.

(Walt Disney Productions, 1978) Original hand-inked eight-panel “Walt Disney’s Donald Duck” comic strip featuring Donald and Daisy Duck, relating the humorous tale of a dinner-date setup. Accomplished in ink and pencil on a 22 x 15 sheet. Double-matted and framed to an overall size of 29.5 x 22.75. In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

531. Mickey Mouse drawing from Steamboat Willie. (Walt Disney

Studios, 1928) Soughtafter original drawing of Mickey Mouse from Steamboat Willie, which show the iconic mouse’s head, body, and arms with percussion mallets. Accomplished in graphite on 10.5 x 8 animation paper marked in the upper right, “67.” Image measures 6.5 x 2.5. Impressively multi-matted to an overall size of 18 x 15.5. In fine condition. During a wonderful musical sequence in Steamboat Willie, Mickey cheerfully opens a bull’s mouth to play percussion on the oversized teeth. A remarkably early and desirable production drawing from the debut of Mickey Mouse, and the first Disney cartoon to feature synchronized sound. Starting Bid $200

532. Mickey and Minnie Mouse production drawing from Two-Gun Mickey. (Walt Disney Stu-

dios, 1934) Original production drawing of Mickey and Minnie Mouse from Two-Gun Mickey, which shows the pair seated atop a horse and preparing to smooch at the end of the cartoon. Accomplished in graphite on 11 x 8.5 animation paper marked in the upper right, “342.” Image measures 4.5 x 3.75. Triple-matted to an overall size of 18 x 15.5. In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

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534. Hoppopotamus production cel from The Wuzzles. (Walt Disney Studios, 1985) Original pro-

duction cel featuring Hoppopotamus from The Wuzzles, showing her trying on a yellow dress. Hoppopotamus measures 3 x 4.75 and the other Wuzzle measures 4 x 3.5, with overall dimensions of 20.75 x 9. In very good to fine condition, with some irregular spotting and dimpling to the celluloid. Starting Bid $200

535. Hoppopotamus production cel from The Wuzzles.

(Walt Disney Studios, 1985) Original production cel featuring Hoppopotamus from The Wuzzles, showing the hippo-rabbit hybrid lounging on the beach. Image measures 8.75 x 8, with overall dimensions of 10.5 x 9. The piece has the silver Walt Disney Company seal to lower left. In very good to fine condition, with some irregular spotting and dimpling to the celluloid. Starting Bid $200


536. Archie

537. Friend Owl concept drawings from Bambi Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

538. Gorilla production cel from

539. Bugs Bunny and Elmer

Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Fudd limited edition cel signed

Starting Bid $200

by Chuck Jones Starting Bid $200

543. Bugs Bunny and Crusher

540. Bugs Bunny and Giovanni

541. Bugs Bunny and Toro the

542. Bugs Bunny and Witch

Jones limited edition sericel signed

Bull limited edition cel signed by

Hazel limited edition cel signed

by Chuck Jones Starting Bid $200

Chuck Jones Starting Bid $200

by Chuck Jones Starting Bid $200

545. Maestro production cel

546. Robert Disney

544. Ernie Bushmiller Starting Bid $100

from Cinderella Starting Bid $200

548. Timothy Q. Mouse

549. Edwina Dumm

production drawings from Dumbo Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

limited edition sericel from Bunny Hugged Starting Bid $200

547. Donald Duck production

Starting Bid $200

drawing from The Dognapper

550. Goofy production drawing from Goofy and Wilbur Starting Bid $200

551. Matt Groening

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

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552. Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera Starting Bid $200

553. Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera Starting Bid $200

554. The Grinch and Max limited edition cel from How the Grinch Stole Christmas! signed by Chuck Jones Starting Bid $200

production cel from The Jungle

556. Darling household concept

557. Walter Lantz

558. Walter Lantz

559. Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd

drawing from Lady and the Tramp Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

562. Pepé Le Pew limited

555. Hathi the Elephant Book Starting Bid $200

limited edition sericel from Linda Jones Enterprises Starting Bid $200

563. Stanley Link

560. Bugs Bunny and Toro the Bull limited edition sericel from Linda Jones Enterprises Starting Bid $200

561. Claude Cat and Frisky Puppy limited edition cel from Linda Jones Enterprises Starting Bid $200

564. Dale Messick

565. Daisy Duck production cel

566. Minnie Mouse production

567. Scrooge McDuck produc-

from Mickey’s Christmas Carol

cel from Mickey’s Christmas

tion cel from Mickey’s Christmas

Starting Bid $200

Carol Starting Bid $200

Carol Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

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edition sericel from Linda Jones Enterprises Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200


571. Bent-Tail coyote production cel from a Pluto short Starting Bid $200

568. Lampwick production drawing from Pinocchio Starting Bid $200

569. Stromboli production drawing from Pinocchio Starting Bid $200

572. Sheriff of Nottingham

573. Briar Rose and the Mock Prince

574. Dwarfs production draw-

575. Mickey Mouse production

production cel from Robin Hood

production drawings from Sleeping

Starting Bid $200

ings from Snow White and the

drawing from Society Dog Show

Beauty Starting Bid $200

Seven Dwarfs Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

576. Art Spiegelman

577. Marc Antony and Pussyfoot

578. Marc Antony and Pussyfoot limited edition sericel from

Starting Bid $200

limited edition cel from Warner Bros. Animation Starting Bid $200

570. Monstro photostat model sheet from Pinocchio signed by Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston Starting Bid $200

Warner Bros. Animation Starting Bid $200

580. Looney Tunes characters limited

581. Masters of Animation limited edi-

582. Frank Willard and Ferd

edition sericel from Warner Bros.

tion cel from Warner Bros. Animation

Johnson Starting Bid $200

Animation Art Starting Bid $200

Art Starting Bid $200

579. Michigan J. Frog limited edition sericel from Warner Bros. Animation Starting Bid $200

583. Yosemite Sam and Dragon limited edition cel signed by Friz Freleng Starting Bid $200

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literature

Rare portrait of “the animal as he was” 584. Ambrose Bierce. American writer (1842– c.1914) best known for his vivid short stories (including the classic ‘An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge’) and his satirical ‘The Devil’s Dictionary.’ In 1913, while traveling with Pancho Villa’s troops during the Mexican Revolution, Bierce disappeared; his ultimate fate remains a mystery. Rare matte-finish 4 x 5.5 photo of the author by Prince of Washington, D.C., affixed to its original 6 x 8 mount, signed on the mount in ink, “Ambrose Bierce—1896,” and signed and inscribed on the reverse, “Dear Mr. Messinger, This is the animal as he was—I’ve no picture of him as he is. Sincerely yours, A.B., Washington, D., November 24, 1908.” In fine condition, with a few light scuffs on the reverse. Starting Bid $200

585. Truman Capote. DS, signed “Deal approved as above: Truman Capote,” two pages, 8.5 x 11, Paramount letterhead, March 22, 1977. An agreement related to compensation for legendary Hollywood agent Irving ‘Swifty’ Lazar to serve as executive producer “in connection with the projected Breakfast at Tiffany’s pilot and television series.” Signed at the conclusion by Capote and countersigned by Lazar. In fine condition. Though the novel had earlier been adapted into a now-classic film starring Audrey Hepburn, the pilot was not picked up by any network. Starting Bid $200

Dickens signs prominently in the year of Dombey and Son 586. Charles Dickens. ALS, one page, 4.25 x 7, February

15, 1848. Letter to actuary H. P. Smith, stating that he will “proceed to the scratch, and underwrite Sir Archer Denman Croft. I should say he was a highly sensible man, though that instance of his judiciousness which you send me is not a special one—the case being so clear. And I will not forget the Italian letters.” In fine condition. H. P. Smith was for many years an actuary with the Eagle Life Assurance Company. In providing Dickens with life insurance, he became a close friend of the author and was godfather to Dickens’s son Sydney. Sir Archer Denman Croft was director of The General Reversionary and Investment Company. In 1848, Dickens wrapped up the serialization of Dombey and Son, and published the last of his Christmas novellas, The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain. A desirable, prominently signed letter by the great English writer. Starting Bid $200

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Splendid portrait of Gorky and Tolstoy

587. Alexandre Dumas, pere. Untranslated ALS in French, signed “A. Dumas,” one page, 4.25 x 6.75, no date. In fine condition, with several horizontal folds. Starting Bid $200

589. Maxim Gorky. Important Russian writer (1868–1936), who was a founder of the socialist realism literary method. Exceptional vintage matte-finish 3.5 x 5.5 postcard photo of Leo Tolstoy standing with Maxim Gorky in Yasnaya Polyana circa 1900, signed in fountain pen by Gorky. In fine condition. Starting Bid $300

“Man’s days are intertwined”— a poem by Goethe

588. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Broadsheet of his

poem ‘Am Acht und zwanzigsten August, 1826 [On the eight and twentieth of August, 1826],’ one page, 5.5 x 8.25, boldly signed and inscribed at the bottom in ink by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. The printed poem begins: “Des Menschen Tage sind verflochten [Man’s days are intertwined].” The reverse bears a handwritten annotation in another hand. In fine condition, with professionally restored paper loss to three border corners. Starting Bid $500

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592. J. D. Salinger. Receipt for

590. Francis Scott Key. Baltimore lawyer (1779–1843) who was inspired to write the ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ after he witnessed the bombardment of Fort McHenry by the British in 1814. ALS signed “F. S. Key,” one page, 10.5 x 5, February 10, 1828. Letter to Franklin Bache in Philadelphia, in full: “The enclosed is a copy of those deposition I was directed to send you.” In very good condition, with old tape repairs on the reverse to tears and fold separations. Starting Bid $200

a purchase of four books at the Dartmouth Bookstore in Hanover, NH, on August 22, 2001, 2.75 x 7.5, quickly signed in black ballpoint, “J. Salinger.” Partial titles are: “Best Cat Ever,” “Jewish Mother In,” “100 Favorite Myst,” and “Oxford Book of De.” In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

On ‘The Untouchables’ and a ‘Fountainhead’ TV special: “I have been saying that the only man who could play Roark is Robert Stack” 591. Ayn Rand. TLS, two pages, 7.25 x 10,

personal letterhead, July 25, 1962. Letter to actor Robert Stack, in part: “Thank you. I hoped that of all those connected with ‘The Untouchables,’ you would see my column…It means a great deal to me that my column pleased you. I am extremely indignant about the vicious injustice of the attacks on ‘The Untouchables’ and the psychological roots of those attacks—and I intend to fight that battle by every means open to me. ‘The Untouchables’ is my favorite TV program, the only one I watch regularly. The show is actually made by your performance and would collapse without it. You are the only actor I have ever seen who is able to project heroism and integrity convincingly. The most remarkable part of your performance is the extent to which you succeed in conveying that these are intellectual qualities. When I read that you liked ‘The Fountainhead’ and had wanted to play Roark, I thought—to quote Toohey—that ‘things like that are never a coincidence.’ I am very curious to know what you saw in the character of Roark. Would you care to tell me why you thought that you were the only one who could play him? I am asking it because, you see, I agree with you. I have been approached several times about the possibility of doing a live TV special of ‘The Fountainhead,’ and I have been saying that the only man who could play Roark is Robert Stack.” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Starting Bid $200

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“Very much out of date”

593. George Bernard Shaw. Vintage 3 x 4.25 photo of Shaw in his earlier days affixed to a 4 x 6 mount, signed on the mount in fountain pen, “G. Bernard Shaw, 20/2/30, very much out of date.” Matted and framed to an overall size of 11 x 13. In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

595. William Butler Yeats. ALS

signed “W. B. Yeats,” one page, 7.75 x 4.25, Riversdale letterhead, June 20, 1935. Letter to a gentleman, in full: “I thank you very much for your card of good wishes.” Double-matted and framed with a facsimile of his portrait by John Singer Sargent to an overall size of 16.5 x 19.5. In fine condition, with intersecting folds. Located in the Dublin suburb of Rathfarnham, Riversdale was Yeats’s last home. It was there that he mourned for Lady Gregory after her death, had his last meeting with muse Maud Gonne, and met with Irish fascist Eoin O’Duffy. Starting Bid $200

Boldly signed by the War and Peace author 594. Leo Tolstoy.

Sought-after ink signature, “Leo Tolstoy,” on an off-white 2.75 x 2 card. In fine condition. Encapsulated in a PSA/DNA authentication holder and accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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596. Pearl S. Buck

597. Thornton Burgess

598. James M. Cain

599. Michael Crichton

600. Alexandre Dumas, fils

601. George Gissing

603. Henry James

604. James Jones

606. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Starting Bid $200

607. H. L. Mencken

610. Leon Uris

611. Herman Wouk

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605. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Starting Bid $200

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music

Brahms sets to music the words of his favorite writer, Goethe 612. Johannes Brahms.

Extremely rare AMQS on an off-white 7 x 4.25 card, signed boldly at the bottom in black ink, “Johannes Brahms, Wien, Mai 91.” Brahms pens seven bars of brisk music from a poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, ‘Deutscher Parnass,’ with Brahms adding the German lyrics below: “Doch was hor ich? Welch ein Schall uberbraust den Wasserfall, sauste heftig durch den Hain?” The translation: ‘But what do I hear? What a sound. Are you not overwhelming the waterfall? Rushing through the grove?’ In fine condition. Brahms contributed this musical quotation to a spring festival hosted by the ‘Freie Buhne Berlin’ in May 1891, at which autographs of various artists were to be auctioned. Of all the German literary giants, Brahms appreciated most the poetry of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, long thought the greatest of his generation. In discussing the perfection of Goethe’s work, Brahms wrote, ‘Schubert’s Suleika songs are to me the only instances where the power and beauty of Goethe’s words have been enhanced by the music. All other of Goethe’s poems seem to me so perfect in themselves that no music can improve them.’ Starting Bid $500

Warm consideration of “an extraordinary talent” 613. Johannes Brahms.

ALS in German, signed “J. Brahms,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 7, postmarked April 30, 1890. Letter to Raphael Maszkowski, the conductor of the Breslau Orchestral Association, in full (translated): “So I wish you very good luck for your new position. I hope you feel comfortable with it, which encloses that you do not expect too much and too much beautiful from it. May I ask you to tell me if a decision on your current position has already been made? If not, then I would recommend a young man (a compatriot of yours): Dr. L[udwig] Rottenberg, who has got an extraordinary talent to conduct and who plays piano and violin quite well. Maybe you are going to travel via W[ien] home and will give him the opportunity to talk with you. Please send my best wishes to your compatriots up there—as an advance payment for a letter!” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original hand-addressed mailing envelope. Starting Bid $300

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Our first Elgar portrait 614. Edward Elgar.

Leading English composer (1857–1934) and a significant figure among late Romantic European musicians. Vintage matte-finish 3.5 x 5.5 postcard photo of Dr. Edward Elgar for the 1902 Sheffield Musical Festival, signed in the lower border in fountain pen. In fine condition, with light soiling and toning, and old mounting remnants on the back. Elgar remains incredibly rare in signed photographs, with this handsome postcard example representing the first we have ever offered. Starting Bid $200

616. David Oistrakh.

ALS, one page both sides, 8 x 11.25, May 26, 1960. Letter to Louis Persinger, in part: “I received your second letter with invitation to participate in jury of the contest in USA…I can’t accept your proposition because I’ll be at this time in a long concert tour throu Germany…Unfortunately I hadn’t any possibility to play chess this season. I had many long and difficult concert tours.” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope addressed in his own hand, including his name in the return address area. Originates from the collection of American violinist and pianist Louis Persinger (1887–1966), who trained at the Leipzig Conservatory and later taught at Juilliard, mentoring the likes of Yehudi Menuhin, Ruggiero Ricci, and Isaac Stern. Starting Bid $200

‘VI Original Canzonettas’ from the Austrian master 615. Franz Joseph Haydn. Austrian musician (1732–1809) who takes a place among the first rank of composers in the history of Western music. The sheer magnitude of his gift, along with his seemingly inexhaustible industry, resulted in one of the largest and most significant bodies of work by any single figure. His mastery of two forms, in particular—the string quartet and the symphony—practically defined the Classical style and exerted a potent influence on all composers who followed, most notably Wolfgang Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven, both of whom were intimate acquaintances of the older composer. Exceptionally rare signed music score for ‘Dr. Haydn’s VI Original Canzonettas, for the Voice with an Accompaniment for the Piano-Forte,’ with dedication to Mrs. John Hunter, ‘Printed for the Author, & Sold by him at No. 1 Bury Street, St. James’s, at Mess’rs Corri, Dussek & Co., Music Sellers to her Majesty, No. 67, Dean Street, Soho, & Bridge Street, Edinburgh,’ no date but circa June 1794, 9.5 x 13, 31 pages, signed in the lower right of the title page in bold ink, “Haydn.” The score contains six songs—I. ‘The Mermaids Song,’ II. ‘Recollection,’ III. ‘A Pastoral Song,’ IV. ‘Despair,’ V. ‘Pleasing Pains,’ and VI. ‘Fidelity.’ Expertly bound in quarter dark brown mottled calf with marbled boards, and the spine accented with dark red leather and gilt titling. In fine condition, with the pages having been conserved with paper-casting to strengthen the edges. The text for Haydn’s settings were provided by the dedicatee, Mrs. John Anne Hunter (1742–1821), a poet and wife of famous London surgeon John Hunter (1728–1793). She entertained some of the finest leading literary, musical, and artistic figures of the time at her salon, and it is thought that this is how she was first introduced to Haydn in 1791, during his first visit to England. The best known songs from their collaborative efforts are ‘The Mermaid’s Song’ and ‘My Mother Bids Me Bind My Hair,’ both of which are still performed today. Starting Bid $1000

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Lengthy musical quotation by MendelssohnBartholdy 617. Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy. Magnificent boldly penned AMQS on an off-white 10.75 x 8 sheet, boldly signed and dated below in ink, “5th Januar 1843 in Leipzig… Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy,” who pens 17 bars on two staves of fast-paced music from an unknown work. In fine condition. Starting Bid $500

To his publisher on “Vocal Quartets” and “the arrangement of the Sonata” 618. Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy. ALS, one page, 8.25 x 10.75, July 17, 1843. Letter to his English publisher Edward Buxton, about ‘Die erste Walpurgisnacht,’ vocal quartets, a sonata, and the violinist Ferdinand David. In part: “I shall remain here during the whole of this summer, & therefore expect the pleasure of seeing you at the end of next month, when we may talk over everything about the ‘erste Walpurgisnacht.’ The day of publication of the Songs shall not be fixed until I have heard from you, and I have not the least objection to call them Vocal Quartets…Only about the arrangement of the Sonata I am sorry not to be able to meet your wishes, being prevented by several reasons; I think it impossible to arrange any Composition of this kind in a satisfactory way for the Violin, at least I for myself would not be able to do it and please myself. Therefore if people object, as you say they do, to David’s arrangement of my first Sonata, I am sure they are right in as fat as the effect is not the same as with Violoncello, nor even half as good—but they are wrong if they think it is David’s fault, because I am sure it cannot be done in a better way…I have heard from Mr. Kistner that David has undertaken already to arrange also the 2nd Sonata, and accordingly I would not interfere.” In very good to fine condition, with scattered light stains, and two areas of seal-related paper loss at the edges. Ferdinand David was an eminent violinist who gave the first performance of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto. A close friend of the composer, David went to Leipzig in 1836 to be the leader of the Gewandhaus orchestra under Mendelssohn, a post he held for the rest of his life. The recipient of this letter, Edward Buxton, was the editor of the music publisher Ewer and Co., who published most of the contemporary English editions of Mendelssohn’s works, several of which appeared in England before any other country. An important letter touching upon the publishing and editing of Mendessohn’s distinguished corpus. Starting Bid $300

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Paganini recommends the “celebrated artist of Carinetto” 619. Niccolo Paganini. ALS in Italian, one page, 4.75 x 7.25, August 11, 1838. Letter to a friend, written from Paris. In part (translated): “Your very appreciated letter of the 30th past, is so dear to my heart that I will preserve it as a jewel. My consolation is great in hearing you have been reestablished in health by the sea baths, which I beg you to continue. I am always sick and shall not have the pleasure to press you to my heart at Bologna, but I hope at Paris for your return. I warmly recommend to you my friend Mr. Degroot, who you already know as a very amiable person and celebrated artist of Carinetto. I am very grateful for the memory, that the ladies and gentlemen which you mention to me, preserve of me. I beg you to give them my thanks and respects.” Affixed to a mount by its upper corners and in very good to fine condition, with light creasing, and minor paper loss to the bottom edge. A scarce and desirable handwritten letter from the violin virtuoso. Starting Bid $300

Five bars by the revered Russian 620. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Esteemed Russian composer (1840-1893) whose colorful, dramatic, and expressive works represent the epitome of the Russian Romantic tradition and take a place among the most beloved staples of the concert repertory. Very rare and highly sought-after AMQS on an off-white 6.75 x 8.25 album page, signed at the bottom in black ink, “P. Tchaikovsky, 21 Mar 1888, London.” Tchaikovsky boldly pens five bars of music on two staves. In fine condition. Starting Bid $1000

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In the midst of his second celebrated European tour, Tchaikovsky writes to the son of an old friend from the Moscow Conservatory 621. Pyotr llyich Tchaikovsky. Rare and

desirable ALS in French, signed “P. Tchaikovsky,” one page, 4.5 x 5.75, February 25, 1889. Letter to “Mon cher ami Paul,” [‘My dear friend Paul,’ most likely Paul Cossmann, German writer and director of the magazine Süddeutsche Monatshefte and a longtime friend of Tchaikovsky’s]. In full: “I beg you to excuse me. I will not be able to have the pleasure of having lunch with you today. I was wrong not to have taken your address the other day. This prevented me to advise you in time. This morning I have a rehearsal after which I absolutely need to have lunch with the Russian Consul. Please come tomorrow to my house at one in the afternoon. Pray excuse me.” In fine condition. While in Frankfurt in February of 1889, the second stop on his itinerary through Germany, Tchaikovsky had the fortune of meeting with his old friend Bernhard Cossmann, a German cellist and former colleague at the Moscow Conservatory. Two days later, after Tchaikovsky’s hugely successful performance of his Suite No. 3, the Cossmanns saw him off at the railway station, asking the composer to get in touch with their son when he arrived in Berlin. Accepting their suggestion, he dashed off this letter to the young Paul Cossman, with whom he ended up meeting two days later. Cossman would go on to make quite a name for himself, founding the liberal cultural magazine Süddeutsche Monatshefte before losing his life in a concentration camp during World War II. A rare letter from the highly sought-after musical legend, written at the height of his fame. Starting Bid $1000

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Four bars from ‘Der Rosenkavalier’ 622. Richard Strauss. AMQS on an off-white 5.75 x 4 musicallylined sheet. Strauss pens four double bars of music from “Rosencavalier,” signed at the bottom, “Richard Strauss, 8.5.47.” In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

Strauss receives three interesting songs— “The man has a lot of talent!

623. Richard Strauss. Two ALSs in German, each one page on 5.5 x 3.5 postcards, November 19, 1896 and October 18, 1916. The first, to publisher Schuster & Loeffler, in part (translated): “Who is, Mr. Bernhard Schuster? The man has a lot of talent! Receive my warmest thanks for sending the interesting 3 songs!” The second, to Bernhard Schuster, in part (translated): “If you don’t want to just hand over the score to me—I am usually safe to speak from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the hotel.” In very good to fine condition, with slightly irregular toning to both and clipped corners and a punch hole to the earlier letter. Starting Bid $200

“From Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony” 624. Arturo Toscanini. Superb AMQS on an off-white 7.5 x 5

album page, signed below in fountain pen, “Arturo Toscanini, Buffalo 29-1-921.” The great conductor pens the iconic opening bars from Beethoven’s 5th, adding the title: “From Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony.” In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

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Extraordinarily rare portrait of ‘The Bird’ on stage 626. Charlie Parker. Considered one of the most influential jazz musicians ever (1920-1955), Parker and Dizzy Gillespie helped develop Bebop as a reaction against the prevalent swing music of the period. His personal life was not as successful-plagued by troubles which included drugs and alcohol and suicide attempts. Vintage glossy 8 x 10 Herman Leonard photo of Parker performing on stage in New York City in 1949, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Visoilo, Best wishes, Charlie Parker.” Reverse bears several collector’s notations in Portuguese. In very good to fine condition, with scattered light creasing, and light surface impressions to the upper right corner from the notations on the back. Scarce in any size photo, Parker’s autograph rates among the rarest of all jazz signatures. Starting Bid $500

627. Edith Piaf. Desirable

7.75 x 10 cardstock Columbia Disques promo photo of Edith Piaf, signed in blue ballpoint. In very good condition, with creasing (primarily to the perimeter), a light stain on Piaf’s chin, and poor-to-moderate signature contrast. Starting Bid $200

628. Jimmy Reed. Ameri-

can blues musician and songwriter (1925-1976) notable for bringing his distinctive style of blues to mainstream audiences. Vintage glossy 8 x 10 publicity photo of Jimmy Reed seated on an ottoman with his guitar, signed in fountain pen. In fine condition, with one small crease. Starting Bid $200

Beautiful twice-signed photo of Patsy Cline 629. Patsy Cline. Twice-signed vintage glossy 8 x 10.25 photo of the tragic country star by the Rush Studio of Winchester, Virginia, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “Your friend, Patsy Cline,” who also signs and inscribes on the reverse, “To Ruth, Your Humble Friend, Patsy Cline.” In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

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Rare fully signed A Hard Day’s Night

630. Beatles. Hugely sought-after A Hard Day’s Night album by the Beatles, signed and inscribed on the back cover in black

ballpoint, “To the Johnson Sisters with love, from the Beatles, Paul McCartney, xxx” and “Ringo Starr, xxx,” and in green felt tip, “George Harrison” and “John Lennon,” who draws an arrow to his image. In very good to fine condition, with light creasing, soiling, edge wear, an area of surface loss to the left edge of the front cover, and some slight smudging to Lennon’s last name and the “G” in “George.” The record is not included. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from a prior owner, as well as a certificate of authenticity from Beatles expert Frank Caiazzo, who states that the signatures “date from July/August of 1964, shortly after the LP was released.” Starting Bid $2500

631. Beatles. Vintage ballpoint signatures and inscription, “To Pete, Best wishes the Beatles, Ringo Starr,” “George Harrison,” “John Lennon,” and “best wishes, Paul McCartney,” on an offwhite 3 x 4.5 sheet affixed to a larger album page with collector’s notations, which read: “Met them in person at the Co-operative Halls Darwen, 26th January 1963.” The album page is affixed to a black 7.75 x 9.75 paperstock mount. In very good condition, with a tear to the upper left blank area, overall creasing, and staining from mounting. Accompanied by a detailed letter of provenance from the original recipient, as well as a certificate of authenticity from Tracks. Starting Bid $1000

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632.

Beatles. Circa 1963 ballpoint signatures of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison on the reverse of an off-white 4 x 5.25 landing card. In very good condition, with creasing, soiling, and a central horizontal fold. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from the original recipient: “I was working for BEA as it was before it was British Airways…Word got around that they were on an aircraft going to Ireland, so myself and others went and spoke to them about the Royal Command performance that they had done not long beforehand.” Also includes a letter of authenticity from Beatles expert Frank Caiazzo, who notes that “the signatures are beautiful examples from this period—just 2 weeks before their second album ‘With The Beatles’ was released.” The band’s selection as part of the Royal Variety Performance at London’s Prince of Wales Theatre on November 4, 1963, did much to propel Beatlemania across the whole of England. The group performed four songs—’From Me to You,’ ‘She Loves You,’ ‘Till There Was You,’ and ‘Twist and Shout’—and when ITV broadcasted the show a week later on November 10, an estimated 21 million people tuned in. This was also the event where John Lennon took a jab at the Crown with his famous bit of stage banter: ‘For our last number I’d like to ask your help. The people in the cheaper seats clap your hands. And the rest of you, if you’d just rattle your jewelry.’ Starting Bid $1000

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Beatles.

Vintage ballpoint signatures, “Ringo Starr, xx,” “Paul McCartney, xx,” “John Lennon, x,” and “George Harrison,” on a blue 3.5 x 4.5 sheet. Handsomely double-matted and framed with a photo of the Beatles in matching collarless suits to an overall size of 10.5 x 15.25. In fine to very fine condition. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from REAL. Starting Bid $1000

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634. Beatles. Uncommon program from a Beatles performance at the Royal Hall in Harrogate, Yorkshire, England on March

8, 1963, six pages, 6.5 x 8, signed in the front cover in black ballpoint, “Paul McCartney, xxx,” and in blue ballpoint,” Ringo Starr.” Both McCartney and Starr also sign inside on their respective portraits, as does George Harrison in red ballpoint. In very good to fine condition, with creasing and soiling, and old adhesive residue to the outside back cover, likely from onetime mounting in a scrapbook. Accompanied by a detailed letter of provenance from the original recipient, as well as a certificate of authenticity from Tracks. Starting Bid $500

Amazing partial letter from George— “We made our first long-playing record about 2 weeks ago” 635. Beatles: George Harrison. Very early partial

handwritten letter from George Harrison, one page, both sides, 5.25 x 7, February 23, 1963. The unsigned letter, consisting of the first and third pages, is addressed to famed Beatles associate, the German photographer Astrid Kirchherr, and reads as follows: “Thanks for your letters, and I am sorry I have not answered sooner, but it is not because I didn’t want to, but I have not had any time at all. you may think that sounds funny but it is the truth, and tonight is the first time we have been in Liverpool for weeks. We made our first long-playing record about 2 weeks ago and it will be released about the 15th March, so / being all mixed up, but I am just writing everything down as it come to me. Have you heard of Kenny Lynch, who recorded ‘Up on the Roof’? Well he has just recorded one of Paul & John’s songs, for his next single release, called ‘Misery,’ and another man called ‘Duffy Power’ has recorded that one, ‘Just 17,’ you know what I mean.’ I think you have head that one. It was my 20th Birthday on Monday and I received 97 Birthday cards, ad 2 cakes. I think we are definately [sic] going to Teneriffe [sic] (how do you spell it?) on the 28th of April for 12 days.” In fine condition. This extraordinary letter not only makes reference to their debut album Please Please Me—mostly recorded in one long session at EMI Studios on February 11th—but also their early hits, ‘Misery’ and ‘I Saw Her Standing There.’ British entertainer Kenny Lynch became the first artist to cover a Beatles song, ‘Misery,’ with his release of a single in 1963. Duffy Power became the second with his recording of ‘I Saw Her Standing There,’ which included the famous line ‘She was just 17,’ as George mentions here. This important letter reveals the early popularity of the group as they stood on the precipice of Beatlemania. Starting Bid $300

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636. Beatles: George Harrison. Signed book: Songs by George Harrison:

Book and Record Set. Limited edition, numbered 984/2500. Surrey, England: Genesis Publications Limited, 1992. Leather-bound hardcover with clamshell case, 8 x 11, 175 pages. Signed on the colophon in fountain pen by Harrison. Also signed on a bookplate affixed to the first free end page by the illustrator Keith West. Slipcase includes a limited edition four-song 45 rpm record with the tracks ‘Life Itself (demo),’ ‘Hottest Gong in Town,’ ‘Tears of the World,’ and ‘Hari’s on Tour Express (live).’ In very fine condition. A gorgeously displayed lyric book considered an essential addition to any Harrison or Beatles collection. Starting Bid $200

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639. Beatles: George Harrison. Large ballpoint

x 3.5 candid photo of George Harrison and John Lennon peering out a window, signed and inscribed on the reverse in black ballpoint, “To Dianne, love from George Harrison, xxx.” In fine condition, with surface impressions on the photo side from the handwriting on the back. Starting Bid $200

signature, “George Harrison,” on the reverse of a 7.25 x 9.5 trimmed album flat for Thirty Three & 1/3. In fine condition, with light toning from prior display. Starting Bid $200

638. Beatles: Paul McCartney. Self-

titled ‘White’ album by the Beatles, signed on the front cover in blue ballpoint by Paul McCartney. In very good condition, with overall foxing, staining, edge wear, and some skipping to the signature. The record is included. Consignor notes that the autograph was obtained at the Hotel Montíboli in Alicante, Spain in the summer of 1972 while on vacation with his wife Linda and their daughter Stella. Includes a letter of provenance from the previous Spanish owner, who notes that McCartney ‘signed this album for a fan called Henrriette, this took place on the terrace of the Montibal Hotel in the Alicante town of Villajoyosa in the summer of 1972.’ Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks. Starting Bid $200

640. Beatles: Paul McCartney. Invitation to a

private viewing of Linda McCartney’s Sixties photography exhibition, held at the Royal Photographic Society in Bath on October 9, 1992, 5.75 x 5.75, vertically signed on the front in blue ballpoint by Paul McCartney. In very good to fine condition, with handling wear, a couple of stray ink marks, and a central vertical fold. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from the husband of the original recipient, in full: “This autograph was obtained on 9th October 1992 at the Royal Photographic Society in Bath, as per the invitation. My brother, Andrew Davis, was the supporting exhibitor to Linda McCartney’s ‘Sixties’ exhibition. We were at the event courtesy of my brother (who invited far too many friends and family meaning the event was very crowded!). My wife did manage however to get up close to Paul and obtain the autograph. This was just after he had said a few words about the exhibition, including praise for my brother’s portraits.” Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks. Starting Bid $200

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Rock gods of the 60s and 70s, including members of The Who, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and many more

642. Classic Rock and Roll. Very desirable col-

lector’s issue of the Planet magazine “A Tribute to the Fillmore,” dated December 1971, eighty pages, 8 x 10.75, signed inside by a large assortment of classic rock legends from the 1960s and 1970s, including: David Gilmour and Nick Mason of Pink Floyd; Robert Plant and Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin; Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle, and Pete Townshend of The Who; David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, and Neil Young; Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce of Cream; Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger, and John Densmore of The Doors; Richie Furay, Stephen Stills, and Jim Messina of Buffalo Springfield; Justin Hayward and John Lodge of the Moody Blues; Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood of Faces; Brian Wilson and Mike Love of the Beach Boys; Garth Hudson, Rick Danko, and Levon Helm of The Band; and John McVie and Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac. Other notable musicians include: Jerry Garcia, Frank Zappa, Yoko Ono, Gregg Allman, Joe Cocker, Noel Redding, B. B. King, Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, Ray Davies, Steve Miller, Steve Winwood, Richie Havens, Joan Baez, Roger McGuinn, Spencer Davis, Peter Frampton, Ian Paice, Timothy B. Schmit, Dr. John, promoter Bill Graham, Carmine Appice, Marty Balin, Dave Mason, Alvin Lee, Ravi Shankar, several members of Iron Butterfly, and more. In very good to fine condition, with expected handling wear, and nearly complete separation to the front cover along its hinge. Starting Bid $200

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643. Eric Clapton.

645. Jim Croce. You Don’t Mess Around With Jim album signed on the front cover in black felt tip, “Thanks—Jim Croce.” In fine condition, with light scuffing. The record is included. A very desirable signed album from the singer-songwriter legend, featuring his classics ‘You Don’t Mess Around with Jim,’ ‘Operator (That’s Not the Way It Feels),’ and ‘Time in a Bottle.’ Because of his untimely early death in a plane crash, Croce’s autograph is scarce in any format. Starting Bid $200

Slowhand album signed and inscribed on the front cover in blue ballpoint, “To Simon, best wishes, Eric Clapton.” In fine condition. The record is included. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks. Starting Bid $200

644. Cream. Attrac-

tive color 4 x 6 promo card for a series of four Cream concerts at London’s Royal Albert Hall on May 2, 3, 5 and 6, 2005, signed in black felt tip by Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, and Ginger Baker. In very good to fine condition, with light creasing, scuffing, and moderate signature contrast. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from Beckett Authentication Services. Starting Bid $200

646. The Eagles. Sought-after program for the Eagles’ 1976 USA tour, twenty-two pages, 11.25 x 11.25, signed inside on their respective portraits in black or blue ballpoint by Glenn Frey, Don Felder, Don Henley, Randy Meisner, and Joe Walsh, who adds the inscription: “To Susan & Simon, Hello from the Eagles.” In very good to fine condition, with creasing to the covers, and the center spread detached but present. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks. Starting Bid $200

647. Jimi Hendrix. Ballpoint signature,

“Jimi Hendrix,” on the bottom of a clipped photo measuring 5 x 2, with lower portion bearing an affixed label. In fine condition, with very poor signature contrast. Encapsulated in a plastic Beckett authentication holder. Starting Bid $300

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“Pouring off from every page like it was written in my soul from me to you, Tangled Up in Blue” 648. Bob Dylan. Hugely

desirable handwritten lyrics by Bob Dylan for his influential single, “Tangled Up in Blue,” one page, 8.25 x 11.75, The Dorchester of London letterhead, written in black ink and signed neatly at the conclusion, “Bob Dylan, 2013.” The iconic lyrics begin: “Early one morning the sun was shining and I was lying in bed. Wondering if she’d changed at all if her hair was still red. Her folks they said our lives together sure was going to be rough. They never did like Mama’s homemade dress. Papa’s bankbook wasn’t big enough. I was standing on the side of the road rain falling on my shoes. Heading out for the East Coast Lord knows I paid some dues getting through. Tangled Up in Blue.” In very fine condition. Accompanied by a 2014 letter of authenticity from Jeff Rosen, president of the Bob Dylan Music Company, which reads: “I represent Bob Dylan. This letter will certify that the hand-written lyrics to Tangled Up in Blue, contained herein, is an authentic Bob Dylan manuscript, signed and dated in his own hand.” Starting Bid $5000

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“Love! Bob Marley” 649. Bob Marley.

Rare CBS Records 45 RPM record for the single ‘Reggae on Broadway / Oh Lord, Got to Get There,’ signed on Side A in black ballpoint, “Love! Bob Marley.” In fine condition. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks. Starting Bid $500

650. Elvis Presley. Vintage glossy 7.75 x 10 publicity photo of a young Elvis Presley, signed and inscribed on the reverse in black ballpoint, “To Shelby, love ya, Elvis Presley.” The reverse is also signed by Cowboy Copas, Bill Black, and D. J. Fontana. In good to very good condition, with heavy overall creasing, edge tears, emulsion loss and a stain to the bottom border, tack holes to the top and bottom, and surface impressions to the photo side from the signatures on the back. Starting Bid $200

651.

Queen.

Sought-after Japanese pressing of the Elektra Records 45 RPM record for the Queen single ‘Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together) / Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy,’ signed on the front cover in blue ballpoint by Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor, and John Deacon. In fine condition, with poor contrast to parts of the Mercury and Deacon signatures. The record is included. Starting Bid $300

652. Peter Tosh.

Glossy 8 x 10 Rolling Stones Records publicity photo of the reggae star, signed in blue felt tip, “Peter Tosh, Rasta.” In fine condition, with a crease to the upper right corner tip. Starting Bid $200

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656. The Clash. CBS

Records 45 RPM single record for ‘Tommy Gun / 1-2 Crush on You’ by The Clash, signed on the front cover in black felt tip by Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon, a n d To p p e r Headon. In very good to fine condition, with some creasing to the top. The record is included. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from REAL. Starting Bid $200

653. Ritchie Valens. Early rock ‘n’ roll prodigy (1941–1959)

known for his hits ‘Come On, Let’s Go,’ ‘Donna,’ and ‘La Bamba,’ who was tragically killed at age 17 in the plane crash that also took the lives of Buddy Holly and The Big Bopper. Extremely desirable vintage glossy 2.5 x 3.5 photo of Valens in a bow tie and jacket, signed in fountain pen, “Ritchie Valens.” In fine condition, with the signature a couple shades light. Starting Bid $300

654.

Yes. Glossy 10 x 8 group photo of progressive rockers Yes, signed in person in blue felt tip by Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Chris Squire, Bill Bruford, and Rick Wakeman. In fine condition. Originally obtained by in-person specialist Mike Wehrmann. Starting Bid $200 655. The Clash. Ballpoint signatures, “Paul Simonon,” “Joe Strummer,” “Mick Jones,” and “Nicky Headon,” on an off-white 6.75 x 9 sheet, with a collector’s notation dating the autographs to November 27, 1978, when The Clash played at the Great Hall in Exeter, England. In fine condition. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks. Starting Bid $200

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657. Madonna. Personal check, 6 x 2.75, filled out and signed by Madonna, “Madonna Ciccone,” payable to Paulette Kellner for $145, February 25, 1988. Madonna adds in the memo field: “Massage.” In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

“Keep it Real, 2Pac”

658. Tupac Shakur.

Sought-after felt tip signature, “Keep it Real, 2Pac,” on an off-white 3.75 x 6.5 card. In fine condition, with a crease across the bottom. Encapsulated in a Beckett Authentication Services holder. Starting Bid $200


659. Jussi Bjorling

660. Nadia Boulanger

661. Enrico Caruso

662. Pablo Casals

663. Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

664. Aaron Copland

665. Alfred Cortot

666. Vladimir Horowitz

667. Ginette Neveu

668. Opera Sopranos

669. Eugene Ormandy

670. Giacomo Puccini

671. Pablo de Sarasate

672. Richard Strauss

673. Igor Stravinsky

674. Arturo Toscanini

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

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676. Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari

677. Eubie Blake

678. Eubie Blake

680. Hoagy Carmichael

681. Paul Desmond

682. Ira Gershwin

683. Stan Getz

684. W. C. Handy

685. Jazz Musicians

686. Jazz Musicians

687. Jerome Kern

688. B. B. King

689. B. B. King

690. B. B. King, Fats Domino, and

675. Violinists: Ysaye and Elman Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

679. Big Bill Broonzy Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

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Starting Bid $200

Benny Carter Starting Bid $200


Starting Bid $100

691. Liberace

Starting Bid $200

692. Music

Starting Bid $200

693. Edith Piaf

694. Sarah Vaughan

695. John Williams

696. Eugene Wright

697. Joan Baez

698. Tim Buckley

699. Johnny Cash

700. Alice in Chains

701. Duane Allman

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

703. The Beach Boys Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

704. Beach Boys: Brian Wilson Starting Bid $200

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Starting Bid $200

702. Asia

Starting Bid $200

705. Bee Gees Starting Bid $200

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706. Chuck Berry Starting Bid $200

707. Boston: Brad Delp Starting Bid $200

710. David Bowie

711. David Bowie

Starting Bid $200

714. Duran Duran

Starting Bid $200

715. Genesis

708. David Bowie

709. David Bowie

712. The Cars

713. The Doors

716. INXS

717. INXS: Michael Hutchence

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

718. Ben E. King

719. Led Zeppelin: Robert Plant Starting Bid $200

720. Led Zeppelin: Robert Plant Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

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Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

721. Megadeth Starting Bid $200


722. Moody Blues

723. Moody Blues

726. Pink Floyd: Nick Mason

727. The Pretenders Starting Bid $200

730. Phil Spector

731. Bruce Springsteen

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

734. Gene Vincent Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

735. The Who

Starting Bid $200

724. Van Morrison

725. Ozzy Osbourne

Starting Bid $200

728. Rainbow

729. Rolling Stones: Jo Wood

732. Styx

733. Peter Tosh

Starting Bid $200

736. Michael Jackson Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

737. Madonna

Starting Bid $200

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classic entertainment Rare portrait of Amos ‘n Andy’s ‘Kingfish’ 738. Amos and Andy: Moore, Tim. Vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 photo of Moore in his classic TV role, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint, “My best wishes to two swell people, Dave & Ethel, From Tom ‘Kingfish’ Moore. 5-30-52.” In very good condition, with soiling to the upper left, light silvering to the darker areas of the image, and creasing to the right half of the photo, heaviest in the area of the date. Moore is exceedingly rare in signed portraits. Starting Bid $200

739. Humphrey Bogart and Elizabeth Taylor.

Vintage fountain pen signature, “Humphrey Bogart,” and ballpoint signature and inscription, “To Sheila, Best wishes, Elizabeth Taylor,” on opposite sides of a light green 4.75 x 4 album page; the conjoined page is signed by Finlay Currie and Margaret Lockwood. In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

741. Judy Garland.

Vintage glossy 8 x 10 MGM publicity photo of Garland wearing a Tyrolean-style hat with a large feather from circa 1938, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “For Charlotte, sincerely, Judy Garland.” In very good to fine condition, with some light border creasing. Starting Bid $200

742. Audrey Hepburn. Vintage glossy

740. Marlon Brando. Un-

usual set of handwritten notes by Marlon Brando, written in pencil on off-white 6 x 4 sheet that Brando has headed: “Dio–Dig.” The notes, in full: “# the fuck you is/not optional / # horehound lozenges / # currant stains on his spots / # tugging at his forelock.” Another hand has added notations in black ink. In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

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8 x 10 photo of Hepburn pictured with husband Mel Ferrer in a production of Ondine, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “Dear Bill, Everything good to you and happy memories of Ondine, Audrey”; also signed and inscribed in the lower border by Ferrer, whose pen is quite light but still readable. Reverse bears Ondine and Milton Greene stamps. In fine condition. Starting Bid $200


Remarkably early portrait of Hepburn as a Broadway star 743. Katharine Hepburn. Exquisite

vintage pearl-finish 8 x 9.75 photo of a young Katharine Hepburn by the Vandamm Studio of New York, signed in fountain pen. Reverse bears the photography studio stamp. In fine condition. With a career spanning over five decades, Florence Vandamm, who opened her first studio in 1908, was one of the most prolific and widely published female commercial photographers of the early 20th century. A sensational early portrait of Hepburn as an emerging Broadway talent—quite possibly the finest example we’ve ever offered. Starting Bid $200

744. Grace Kelly and James Stewart. Glossy 8 x 10 publicity photo of Kelly and Stewart for Rear Window, signed in-person in blue felt tip, “Grace” and “Jimmy Stewart.” In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

745. Laurel and Hardy. Vintage

ballpoint signatures, “Stan Laurel” and “Oliver Hardy,” on a beige 6 x 3.75 album page, which is signed on the reverse by British heavyweight boxer Henry Cooper. In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

Using their legal names, the Marx Bros. sign on for the season of 1929–1930 746. Marx Brothers. DS, one page, 8.5 x 7.25, April 5, 1929. Docu-

ment between the Marx Brothers and producer and theater owner Sam H. Harris, exercising the option covering their “services for the Season of 1929–1930,” signed at the conclusion by the famed comedic troupe using their given names: Chico Marx (“Leo Marx”), Zeppo Marx (“Herbert Marx”), Harpo Marx (“Arthur Marx”), and Groucho Marx (“Julius H. Marx”). Also signed by Harris. Includes four pieces of 1927 Western Union telegram correspondence between Harris and the Marx Brothers: Harris’s telegrams, in part, “I would like to have you advise me if I am to be the big manager for you boys next season…If you guys decide to blackball me the swimming privileges at my estate will be denied you,” and “Kindly advise what arrangement you boys want to make with me for the new show...I saw Kaufman and after talking new play over we both feel it advisable to make it into a musical play. He told me when he talked to you boys you thought it best to write it as a farce,” plus two identical messages from Chico, in part, “We intend to play a few weeks of picture houses in the west and if possible do a picture…As we have no place to go swimming we are compelled to work under your management for the next few years.” In fine condition, with light creasing, and staple holes to the top. In 1928, the Marx Brothers staged the Harris-produced musical farce Animal Crackers, with the book written by George Kaufman. It became the Marx Brothers’ second hit on Broadway, and was adapted for the screen in 1930—most of the principal leads reprised their roles, and most musical numbers were cut. A significant document with important associated correspondence between the Marx Brothers and their manager. Starting Bid $200 www.RRAuction.com | 137


747. Steve McQueen. DS, signed twice, “Steven T. McQueen,” three pages, 8.5 x 11, February 2, 1973. Document for a “consent meeting of shareholders and directors, Solar Productions, Inc.,” outlining resolutions associated with financial aspects of the company, to include dividends, credit carryovers, and contributions. Signed twice at the conclusion by Steve McQueen, and countersigned by five other corporate officers. In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

Stunning circa 1953 portrait of Marilyn 748. Marilyn Monroe. Fabulous vin-

tage matte-finish 8 x 10 photo of Monroe in a low-cut dress and diamond jewelry reclining on a pillow, circa 1953, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint, “To Dan, Warmest thoughts, Marilyn Monroe.” In fine to very fine condition, with a tiny pin hole to each border corner. A classic, virtually pristine portrait of the blonde bombshell flashing her radiant smile. Provenance: Julien’s Auctions, The Personal Property of Goodman Basil Espy III, November 2019. Starting Bid $1000

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Marilyn amends her Canadian bank check

749. Marilyn Monroe. Imperial Bank of Canada check, 8.25 x 3.25, filled out and signed by Marilyn Monroe for $12.50,

stamp-dated September 8, 1953. Amusingly, Monroe has scribbled out the Canadian bank name and added the name of her own, “To Bank of America, Sunset and Laurel Branch.” In fine condition. Starting Bid $500

750. Marilyn Monroe. Gorgeous

original glossy 10 x 10 photo of a 1953 photo of Marilyn Monroe lying on the ground with dumbbells at the Hotel Bel Air in Los Angeles, taken by Andre de Dienes in 1953. Reverse bears an Andre de Dienes credit stamp and is marked “Photo E” in pencil. Attractively matted and framed to an overall size of 17 x 17; the frame’s backing has a window for viewing the reverse. In very fine condition. In 1945, de Dienes became the first photographer to shoot the young Norma Jeane as a professional model. His photos of Monroe appeared on over twenty-three magazine covers from 1945 to 1949 worldwide, with this particular playful photo capturing the blonde starlet at the peak of her fame—in 1953, Monroe became a household name when she starred in three hit films: Niagara, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and How to Marry a Millionaire. Provenance: Julien’s Auctions, The Personal Property of Goodman Basil Espy III, November 2019. Starting Bid $200

751. Frank Sinatra. Color

vintage 8 x 10 magazine photo showing Sinatra against a colorful background, nicely signed in fountain pen. In fine condition, with wear to edges. Starting Bid $200

752. Shirley Temple. Vintage glossy 11 x 14 close-up photo of the adorable child actress, signed and inscribed in bold fountain pen, “To Beverly Anne Burt, Love, Shirley Temple.” In fine condition, with a small ding to the emulsion under her hand. Starting Bid $200

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“Charlie Brown” sends good wishes to ex-wife Mia Farrow 753. Frank Sinatra.

TLS signed “Charlie Brown,” one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, July 21, 1982. Letter to actress Mia Farrow, to whom he was married from 1966 to 1968. In part: “Please, please forgive me for not replying sooner than now. I did indeed receive your warm, wonderful note and the terrific pictures of the children. Starting with the fact that I’ve been constantly on the go for many months, and not being a famous letter writer, I have no further excuses for not replying. Knowing your warmth, compassion and outgoing love, the children must be an absolute joy to you. In a small way, I am absolutely dazzled by my two granddaughters, who are Angela Jennifer Lambert, age 8, and Amanda Kate Lambert, age 6. I read where you’ve been working hard and I hope it agrees with you. I also trust that you’re happy and enjoying your life.” Sinatra closes, “I send you much love and,” adding in his own hand, “a kiss on the nose.” In fine condition, with a light stain in the text, and a small dampstain to the final letter of the word “nose.” Starting Bid $200

754 . John Wayne. TLS signed “Duke,” one page, 7.25 x 10.25, personal letterhead, April 8, 1954. Letter to fellow actor Robert Stack, in part: “Received a letter from Milton Weiss which shows what fellows think of you when your back is turned. He says some extremely complimentary things about you and how well you’ve cooperated with them for the public relations of ‘High And The Mighty.’ I’m sure your cooperation will be good, both for you and for the picture, and Mr. Fellows and I appreciate it very much.” In fine condition, with a faint block of toning from prior display. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Starting Bid $200 755. John Wayne. Vintage glossy 7 x 9.25 full-length photo of John Wayne walking with Pal the rough collie during the 1953 film Hondo, signed and inscribed in black ballpoint, “Good luck, Leslie, John Wayne.” Double-matted and framed to an overall size of 13.75 x 16.25. In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

756. Elizabeth Taylor. Stunning vintage matte-finish 8 x 10

photo of the young Hollywood actress in a beautiful front-facing pose, signed and inscribed in black ballpoint, “To Howard—Best wishes always, Elizabeth Taylor.” In fine condition, with a tiny tear in the right border. Starting Bid $300

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757. Josephine Baker

758. Brigitte Bardot

759. John Barrymore

760. Wallace Beery

761. Ingrid Bergman

762. Ingrid Bergman and Jack Benny

763. Larry Blyden

764. William Boyd

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $100

Starting Bid $200

765. Mel Brooks Starting Bid $200

767. Art Carney Starting Bid $200

768. Lon Chaney, Jr Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

766. James Cagney Starting Bid $200

769. Charlie Chaplin Starting Bid $200

770. Christian-Jaque Starting Bid $200

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771. Gary Cooper

772. Buster Crabbe

773. Linda Darnell

774. Gabriel Dell

775. Robert DeNiro

776. Dennis the Menace: North and Russell Starting Bid $200

777. Marlene Dietrich

778. Marlene Dietrich

779. Divine

Starting Bid $200

780. Kirk Douglas and Johnny Cash

781. Kirk Douglas and Peter Ustinov Starting Bid $200

782. Dracula: Carla Laemmle Starting Bid $100

783. Easy Rider

784. John Gielgud

785. Farley Granger

786. Cary Grant

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $100

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $100

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Starting Bid $100

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200


787. Margaret Hamilton Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

790. Katharine Hepburn Starting Bid $200

791. Holmes Herbert

794. Gene Kelly

795. Grace Kelly

797. Michael Landon

798. Christopher Lee

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

789. Katharine Hepburn Starting Bid $200

788. Katharine Hepburn

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

792. John Houseman Starting Bid $200

793. Thomas H. Ince Starting Bid $200

796. Patricia Laffan Starting Bid $200

799. Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier Starting Bid $200

800. Janet Leigh and Shirley MacLaine Starting Bid $200

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801. Sergio Leone Starting Bid $200

802. The Man From UNCLE Starting Bid $200

803. Thomas Mitchell

804. Paul Newman

805. Leonard Nimoy

806. Rudolf Nureyev

807. Laurence Olivier

808. River Phoenix

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

809. Lee Powell

Starting Bid $100

Starting Bid $200

810. Basil Rathbone

Starting Bid $200

812. Christopher Reeve

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

813. Alan Rickman Starting Bid $200

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814. Albert Salmi Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

811. Christopher Reeve Starting Bid $200

815. Jean Seberg Starting Bid $200


816. Mack Sennett

817. Steven Spielberg

818. Barbara Stanwyck Starting Bid $200

819. Star Trek: Shatner and Nimoy Starting Bid $200

820. Star Wars: Alec Guinness Starting Bid $200

821. Elizabeth Taylor

822. Elizabeth Taylor

823. Elizabeth Taylor

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

824. TV Scripts Starting Bid $200

827. Billy Wilder Starting Bid $200

828. Billy Wilder and Jack Lemmon Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

825. Max von Sydow

Starting Bid $100

826. Mae West

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

829. Wizard of Oz: Margaret Hamilton Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

830. Fay Wray

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sports 831. Muhammad Ali. Glossy

15.5 x 19.5 photo of the very young Ali in his boxing trunks with his fists up, signed in blue felt tip, “Cassius Clay.” Matted and framed to an overall size of 22.5 x 26.5. In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

832. Primo Carnera. Mag-

nificent vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 full-length photo of the hulking Italian boxing champ by the Mitchell Studio of New York, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Rosa, from, Primo Carnera.” In fine condition, with light silvering to the background. Accompanied by a full lette of authenticity from JSA. Starting Bid $200

833. Gorgeous George. Profes-

sional wrestler (1915–1963) who gained mainstream popularity and became one of the biggest stars of the Golden Age of Wrestling. Vintage glossy 8 x 10 photo of Gorgeous George in a flamboyant costume, signed in black ink. In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

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834. Michael Jordan. Super desirable USA Basketball ‘Dream Team’ Champion jersey for Michael Jordan, size 54, with sewn on embroidered logos, numbers, and name, signed vertically on the back ‘9’ in black felt tip by Jordan. In very fine condition. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Upper Deck. Starting Bid $200

835. Rocky Marciano. Vintage

tri-fold menu for the Trafford Restaurant at the Midland Hotel in Manchester, England, 7.25 x 13.25, signed and inscribed on the front cover in blue ballpoint, “To ‘ B r u n o ’ Ve z i a n o , Saluta, Rocky Marciano.” In fine condition. Starting Bid $200


Very rare pre-Olympics photos of the legendary track star

837. Soccer: 1958 Jules Rimet World Cup Trophy.

836. Jesse Owens. Very early vintage glossy 2.75 x 4.5

full-length photo of a young Owens in his track uniform and shoes posing on a field, signed in fountain pen. Accompanied by a second unsigned vintage photo, 3 x 4, of Owens in his Ohio State track uniform. In fine condition, with a bit of irregular ink adhesion to a couple letters of signature. Photos originate from former friend and classmate of Owens at East Tech High School in Cleveland, Ohio, Joseph Lanese, who kept in touch with Owens after he left for college. Signed photos of Owens from before the 1936 Olympics are incredibly scarce. Starting Bid $200

Rare Jules Rimet commemorative trophy from the 1958 FIFA World Cup, standing 4.25˝ in height and set upon a black plastic base measuring 2˝ in diameter, with front plate naming Brazil as the champions of the sixth staging of the World Cup. The front of the trophy depicts Nike, the ancient Greek goddess of victory, supporting a decagonal cup, and the reverse lists the final scores for each of Brazil’s matches, as well as the surnames of each player, including Pele, who at the age of 17 became the youngest goalscorer in a World Cup final. In fine condition, with cover to base no longer present. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Marcos Moura Teixeira, a former technical coordinator for the Brazilian National Soccer Team, who affirms that the trophy derives from his personal collection. The 1958 FIFA World Cup Final took place in Råsunda Stadium, Solna, Sweden on June 29, 1958, and concluded with Brazil defeating Sweden 5–2 to earn their first World Cup title. Starting Bid $200

838. Soccer: 2014 FIFA World Cup Trophy. Uncommon 2014 FIFA World Cup

participation trophy, which accurately replicates the official FIFA World Cup trophy. This miniaturized version measures 4.25˝ in height, and is set on a deep brown 1.75˝ x 1.25˝ x 1.75˝ base, with front plate featuring tourney logo and text, “FIFA World Cup, Brazil,” and the back plate bearing the logo for FIFA partner Emirates airlines. In fine condition. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from the son of Rogelson Da Silva Barretto, a former uniform manager for the Brazilian National Soccer Team, who affirms that this trophy derives from his father’s personal collection. Starting Bid $200

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839. Muhammad Ali Starting Bid $200

844. Muhammad Ali Starting Bid $200

848. Larry Bird and Magic Johnson Starting Bid $200

852. Ezzard Charles Starting Bid $200

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842. Muhammad Ali

843. Muhammad Ali

847. Baseball: Hall of Fame Catchers

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

845. Arthur Ashe Starting Bid $200

849. Louise Brough Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

850. Paul ‘Bear’ Bryant Starting Bid $200

853. Mickey Cochrane Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

846. Athletes

851. Steve Carlton and David Cone Starting Bid $200

854. Man Mountain Dean Starting Bid $200


855. Jack Dempsey

856. Joe DiMaggio

857. Joe DiMaggio

858. Althea Gibson

859. Gorgeous George Starting Bid $200

860. George Halas

861. John Havlicek and Jerry West

862. Derek Jeter

863. Michael Jordan

864. Benny Leonard Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

865. Joe Louis

866. Mickey Mantle

867. Mickey Mantle

868. Mantle, Mays, and Snider Starting Bid $200

869. Rabbit Maranville

870. Dan Marino

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

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Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

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871. Al McCoy

872. Joe Namath

873. Joe Namath

874. Joe Namath

875. Jack Nicklaus

876. Jack Nicklaus

877. Jack Nicklaus

878. Jack Nicklaus

879. NY Rangers

880. Aaron Rodgers

881. Nolan Ryan

882. Max Schmeling

883. Soccer: 1991 FIFA Youth Championship Starting Bid $200

884. Soccer: 1995 FIFA Youth Championship Starting Bid $200

885. Soccer: 2012 FIFA Congress Medal Starting Bid $200

886. Soccer: 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup Draw Medal Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

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Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

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Starting Bid $200


887. Soccer: 2014 FIFA World Cup Gold Medal Starting Bid $200

888. Soccer: Philippe Coutinho

889. Soccer: FIFA Centenary Medal

890. Soccer: Zlatan Ibrahimovic Starting Bid $200

891. Soccer: KakĂĄ

892. Soccer: Lionel Messi Starting Bid $200

893. Soccer: Luka Modric´ Starting Bid $200

894. Soccer: Neymar

895. Soccer: Ronaldo Starting Bid $200

896. Soccer: Cristiano Ronaldo Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

897. Sports

898. Bill Tilden

899. Gene Tunney

900. Mike Tyson

901. Johnny Unitas

902. Ted Williams

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

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the event that any dispute should arise between Bidders. RR Auction will determine the successful Bidder, cancel the sale, or re-offer and resell the lot or lots in dispute. RR Auction will have final discretion to resolve any disputes arising after the sale and in online auctions. If any dispute arises, RR Auction’s sale record is conclusive. Payment: 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 thirty (30) 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. 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. All sales are strictly for cash in United States dollars (including U.S. currency, bank wire, cashier checks, eChecks, and bank money orders), and are subject to all reporting requirements. All deliveries are subject to good funds; funds being received in RR Auction’s account before delivery of the Purchases; and all payments are subject to a clearing period. RR Auction reserves the right to determine if a check constitutes “good funds”: checks drawn on a U.S. bank are subject to a ten (10) 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. In the event that a Bidder’s payment is dishonored upon presentment(s), Bidder shall pay the maximum statuto-

ry 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. If RR Auction refers any invoice to an attorney for collection, the Bidder agrees to pay attorney’s fees, court costs, and other collection costs incurred by RR Auction. 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. RR Auction shall have a lien against the merchandise purchased by the 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. All checks, cashiers checks, bank checks, or money orders are payable to R&R Auction Company of Massachusetts, LLC. 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%. 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. Delivery; Shipping; and Handling Charges: Bidder is liable for shipping and handling. 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 third-party 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 third-party shipment must designate the common carrier, accept risk of loss, and prepay shipping costs. Title: Title shall not pass to the successful Bidder until all invoices 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. Rights Reserved: RR Auction reserves the right to withdraw any lot before or at the time of the Auction, and/or to postpone the Auction of all or any lots or parts thereof, for any reason. RR Auction shall not be liable to any Bidder in the event of such withdrawal or postponement under any circumstances. RR Auction reserves the right to refuse to accept bids from anyone. Conducting the Auction: 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. 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 Auction’s 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. 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. 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. 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 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 property in RR Auction’s possession owned by such 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. Warranties: 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 or other intellectual property (including exhibition or reproduction rights) or whether the property is subject to any limitations or other rights. RR Auction does not make any representation or warranty as to title. 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. 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. 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 “Certification of Authenticity”), to the exclusion of any other warranties, express or implied, including but not limited to those pursuant to the Uniform Commercial Code. The Certification of Authenticity inures only to the original Bidder (as shown in RR Auction’s records). Bidder may not transfer, assign, or otherwise convey the Certification of Authenticity, and such purported transfer, assignment, or conveyance shall be null and void. The Certification of Authenticity is valid from date of the Auction in which Bidder was awarded the lot (the “Auction Date”) until five (5) years after the Auction Date, without exception. 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. Limitation of Damages: In the event that RR Auction is prevented for any reason from delivering any property to Bidder, or Bidder is otherwise dissatisfied with the performance of RR Auction, the liability, if any, of RR Auction, shall be limited to, and shall not exceed, the amount actually paid for the property by Bidder. In no event shall RR Auction be liable for incidental, special, indirect, exemplary or consequential damages of any kind, including but not limited to loss of profits, value of investment or opportunity cost. Unauthorized Statements: 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, amend-


ment, waiver or contradiction is contained in a writing signed by all parties. Any statements, oral or written, made by employees, agents or representatives of RR Auction to Bidder, including statements regarding specific lots, even if such employee, agent or representative represents that such statement is authorized, unless reduced to a writing signed by all parties, are statements of personal opinion only and are not binding on RR Auction, and under no circumstances shall be relied upon by Bidder as a statement, representation or warranty of RR Auction. Bidder’s Remedies: Under no circumstance will RR Auction incur liability to a Bidder in excess of the purchase price actually paid. This section sets forth the sole and exclusive remedies of Bidder in conformity with the Warranties and Limitation of Damages provisions of these Conditions of Sale, and is expressly in lieu of any other rights or remedies which might be available to Bidder by law. 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, in 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 shall 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, RR Auction shall disclose the identity of the Consignor to Bidder and assign to Bidder all of RR Auction’s rights against the Consignor with respect to such lot or property. Upon such disclosure and assignment, all responsibility and liability, if any, of RR Auction with respect to said lot or property shall automatically terminate. RR Auction shall be entitled to retain the premiums and other amounts paid to RR Auction - this remedy is as to the Consignor only. The rights and remedies provided herein are for the original Bidder only and they may not be assigned or relied upon by any transferee or assignee under any circumstances. If Bidder wishes to challenge the AC within the period of the Certification of Authenticity, Bidder must present written evidence that the lot is not authentic as determined by a known expert in the field. If RR Auction agrees that the lot is not as represented, Bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be a refund of their purchase price, with no other costs, liabilities or amounts recoverable. If RR Auction does not agree with the claim by Bidder, then the Parties shall follow the dispute resolution procedures of these Conditions of Sale. Any such challenge concerning an AC or Certification of Authenticity must, without any exception, be brought

within one (1) year of Bidder’s notice to RR Auction of Bidder’s contention that the lot was not authentic, or six (6) years from the Auction Date, whichever is sooner. If the description of any lot in the Catalog is materially incorrect (e.g., gross cataloging error), the lot is returnable if returned within five (5) calendar days of receipt, and received by RR Auction no later than twenty-one (21) calendar days after the Auction Date. If there is any discrepancy between the description in the Catalog and the AC, then the description in the AC shall control. 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. NO RETURN OR REFUND OF ANY AUCTION LOT WILL BE CONSIDERED EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN THESE CONDITIONS OF SALE. RR Auction’s Additional Services: 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. Headings: Headings are for convenience only and shall not be used to interpret the substantive sections to which they refer. Entire Agreement: These Conditions of Sale constitute the entire agreement between the parties together with the terms and conditions contained in the Registration Form. They may not be amended, modified or superseded except in a signed writing executed by all parties. No oral or written statement by anyone employed by RR Auction or acting as agent or representative of RR Auction may amend, modify, waive or supersede the terms herein unless such amendment, waiver or modification is contained in a writing signed by all parties. 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 of competent jurisdiction, the remaining sections or terms and provisions of a section shall continue in full force and effect without being


impaired or invalidated in any way. Governing Law and Enforcement The Parties agree that any 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. The Parties agree that these Conditions of Sale, and any other related agreement(s) are governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, without regard for its conflict of laws principles. The Parties agree that any dispute 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 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 be entitled to recover all of its related costs, whether before or after the formal institution of the Arbitration, including but not limited to its reasonable attorneys’ fees and, if RR Auction prevails, the Buyer’s Premium as defined in these Conditions of Sale. The Parties agree that Bidder shall have no right to recover consequential or indirect damages, or lost profits damages. The Parties consent to the enforcement of the decision in the Arbitration pursuant to the Federal Arbitration Act in either the courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Except as provided in Bidder’s Remedies with regard to the Certification of Authenticity, any dispute, claim, cause of action related to or arising out of these Conditions of Sale or any other agreement(s) between the Parties must be brought within one (1) year of the acts, omissions or circumstances giving rise to the alleged claim, without exceptions. This provision is intended as a full, complete and absolute release of any claims after one (1) year of such acts, omissions or circumstances. The Parties agree further that these waiver provisions are intended to be binding on all parties in the event of any dispute, specifically including but not limited to third party claims and cross-actions brought by either RR Auction or Bidder. These provisions are consideration for the execution of these Conditions of Sale. 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. Notwithstanding the foregoing, RR Auction may, in its sole discretion, enforce its rights pursuant to these Conditions of Sale in the courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts rather than in an Arbitration related to or arising out of any Auction of an item sold for less than $10,000. This right shall relate to the individual item price, such that RR Auction may, in its sole discretion, enforce its rights pursuant to these Conditions of Sale in the courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts rather than in an Arbitration for items that in the aggregate exceed $10,000. The prevailing Party in such a proceeding shall be entitled to recover all of its related costs, whether before or after the formal institution of the proceeding, including but not limited to its reasonable attorneys’ fees and, if RR Auction prevails, the Buyer’s Premium as defined in these Conditions of Sale. This right of enforcement is unique to RR Auction, and these Conditions of Sale are a waiver by the Bidder of any right to enforcement or adjudication outside of an Arbitration.

CONDUCT OF AUCTION 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) 7324280. 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). 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. Before the Auction: Bidder may attend pre-sale viewing for all of RR Auction’s auctions at no charge. All property to be auc-


tioned 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. Maximum Bids – 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. 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. 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. Bidding—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 re-

sulting 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. 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. Property is auctioned in consecutive numerical order, as it appears in the catalog. The auctioneer will accept bids from those present in the salesroom or absentee bidders participating by telephone, internet or by written bid left with RR Auction in advance of the auction. The auctioneer may also execute a bid on behalf of the consignor to protect the reserve, either by entering a bid


in response to salesroom, telephone or absentee bids. Under no circumstances will the auctioneer place any bid on behalf of the consignor above the reserve. The auctioneer will not specifically identify bids placed on behalf of the consignor to protect the reserve. 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. 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. 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.

GLOSSARY OF CONDITION TERMS For decades, RR Auction has led the industry in providing an accurate and detailed condition statement for each item that we sell. Starting in 2016 we’ve decided to take a fresh approach to describing each item’s condition. As our website and catalog images continually improve, and bidders can see obvious details from those excellent images, we’ve decided to simplify things, using the same terminology to describe an item’s overall condition (on an ascending scale of 1 to 4: good, very good, fine, very fine), but only adding specific details, if any, that would not be obvious from the illustration. VERY FINE describes an item 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 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 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 with 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 exceedingly rare or important. Of course we’re more than happy to provide more indepth information about any item via phone or email. We hope this new system will make for easier reading and a more pleasant bidding experience.


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