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Fine Autographs and Artifacts

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

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

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

RENATO SAGGIORI

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

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

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

JAMES CAMNER

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

Science and Technology .....................................................................................4 Space ..............................................................................................................67 Presidents and First Ladies...............................................................................84 Notables..........................................................................................................118 Military.............................................................................................................159 Aviation............................................................................................................167 Art, Architecture, and Design...........................................................................170 Comic Art and Animation ................................................................................182 Literature.........................................................................................................188 Music...............................................................................................................208 The John Brennan Collection .........................................................................226 Classic Entertainment.................................................................................... 233 Sports............................................................................................................. 252 Conditions of Sale.......................................................................................... 259

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science and technology 1. Francois Arago. French Catalan mathematician, physicist, astronomer, and politician (1786–1853). Untranslated ALS in French, signed “F. Arago,” one page both sides, 8 x 10.5, September 22, 1841. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

Interesting 1648 mathematical manuscript

2. Arithmetique Pour M. Wentworth (1648). Intriguing leatherbound handwritten manuscript, entitled “Arithmetique

Pour Monsieur Wentworth, Premier Jour Decembre 1648, Frau Louvel, Proffesseur aux Mathematiques A Caen,” 47 numbered pages (plus additional adjacent unnumbered pages), 6.75 x 8.75, with gilt-stamped decorative front board and marbled endpapers. A note opposite the title page, mentioning “Doncaster,” is dated 1649; based on this evidence, a later pencil notation to a free endpaper speculates that this book belonged to William Wentworth, 2nd Earl of Strafford, born in 1626. His father, Thomas Wentworth, was a major political figure leading up to the English Civil War, and was executed in 1641. The impressive mathematical manuscript provides examples of various operations, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. It becomes more advanced as it progresses, with examples of these operations using fractions, and goes on to cover basic geometry. It features a number of interesting diagrams, tables, and examples. Book condition: VG/None, with cracked hinges and small losses and flaking to leather. Starting Bid $200

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The Nobel Prize-winning chemist writes to a future laureate 3. Svante Arrhenius. Influential Swedish scientist (1859– 1927) who received the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1903 in recognition of his theory of electrolytic dissociation. ALS in Swedish, four pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.5 x 7.25, Hamburg-America Line letterhead, October 1, 1904. Letter to his assistant Hans von Euler-Chelpin, who would go on to win the 1929 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Arrhenius describes his experience at the International Congress of Arts and Science in St. Louis, and details his scientific plans as soon as he will return to Europe. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

Magnificent illustrated astronomical manuscript, portraying theories of the universe by Aristotle, Ptolemy, Copernicus, and Brahe

4. Astronomical Manuscript.

Extraordinary handwritten astronomical manuscript in Italian, 79 leaves (all with diagrams), 7.5 x 10.75, with spine label annotated, “Sul Mondo di Baldassare Valaputi.” The impressive manuscript opens with a diagram of the “sistema del universo, pensato gia da Aristotile”—the model of the universe conceived by Aristotle. This is followed by a diagrams of the planetary systems developed by “Claudio Tolomeo,” Ptolemy; “Nicolas Copernico Polaco,” Nicolaus Copernicus; and “Ticone Brahe,” Tycho Brahe. Further notable pages include diagrams of Earth’s orbit of the sun, maps of the moon, diagrams of eclipses, depictions of the planets, maps, and more. The manuscript has been stab-bound in hardcover boards, and includes a custom-made slipcase. Book condition: VG/None, with general wear and some dampstaining to boards. A remarkable, exceptionally highly detailed manuscript that chronicles man’s knowledge of the universe through the ages. Starting Bid $300

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Scientific formulas and notes from the 1903 Nobel Prize winner 5. Henri Becquerel. French physicist (1852–1908) whose experiments with uranium salts led to the discovery of spontaneous radioactivity; for this breakthrough he shared the 1903 Nobel Prize for Physics with Marie and Pierre Curie. Desirable unsigned handwritten scientific research notes, one page, 8.75 x 6.25, no date. Becquerel pens research notes about ions, electrolysis, atoms, molecules, and positive charges of the ions and how they react, including several formulas, such as: “e/e=l,” and “n=r10 to the power of 19.” He then explains how “e/u = 10 to the power of 7, 2x 1000…of the electrolysis v ( S 10 to the power of 4 ), l/2000 of the atom dissolving middle body.” In fine condition. Manuscripts by Becquerel discussing his work on radioactivity are of great rarity. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA. Starting Bid $300

6. Eugenio Beltrami. Very scarce

booklet: Intorno ad Alcuni Problemi di Propagazione del Calore by Prof. Eugenio Beltrami. Bologna: Gamberini e Parmeggiani, 1887. Softcover, 9 x 11.75, 38 pages (uncut). Book condition: VG-/ None, with vertical creases, soiling, and small losses to wrappers, and foxing to textblock edges. Beltrami was an Italian mathematician notable for his work concerning differential geometry and mathematical physics; this paper describes problems of heat propagation. Starting Bid $200

7. Marcellin Berthelot. French chemist and politician (1827–1907). Untranslated ALS in French, signed “M. Berthelot,” one page, 4.25 x 5.25, March 7, 1898. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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8. Jean-Baptiste Biot. French physicist, astronomer,

and mathematician (1774–1862) who established the reality of meteorites, made an early balloon flight, and studied the polarization of light. ALS in French, signed “Biot,” one page, 5 x 7.75, January 12, 1828. Untranslated letter to Alexis Bouvard, director of the Paris Observatory, mentioning a barometer, thermometer, and hygrometer. In very good to fine condition, with some strange toning along the left edge, apparently caused by onetime exposure to another letter. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

9. Johann Elert Bode. German astronomer (1747–1826)

known for his reformulation and popularization of the TitiusBode law; he also determined the orbit of Uranus and suggested the planet’s name. Untranslated ALS in German, signed “Bode,” one page, 4.5 x 7.75, no date. In very good condition, with moderate overall creasing, a small stain, and an old repair to a semicircular tear around the signature. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA. Starting Bid $200

10. Niels Bohr. TLS in German, one page, 5.25 x 8.25,

Carlsberg letterhead, October 26, 1935. Letter to Professor Hopf, in full (translated): “I thank you for the friendly congratulations on my birthday. We often think about them and hope that you and your family are well. After we met, we ourselves were very worried when we lost our oldest boy on a sailing trip last summer. I hope that we will meet again in not too long time, and send the kindest greetings and best wishes from door to door.” In fine condition, with some light creasing to the lower blank area. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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Inscribed to Niels Bohr 11. [Niels Bohr]. Signed book: Actinochimie: Les Prolegomenes,

Les Postulats by Marc Landau. Paris: Hermann & Cie., 1936. Softcover, 5.5 x 9, 125 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page in fountain pen by the author, “A N. Bohr, hommage de profunde admiration, M. Landau, 20.IX.36.” To the left of the inscription is a stamped facsimile signature of Bohr, indicating that the volume originates from his personal library. Autographic condition: fine, with uniform toning. Book condition: VG/None. Mark Landau, who also wrote under the pseudonym Mark Aldanov, was a Russian writer and critic known for his historical novels; he was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature thirteen times. Starting Bid $200

From Niels Bohr’s personal library 12. [Niels Bohr]. Signed book: Les Phenomenes Thermioniques by Eugene Bloch. First edition. Paris: Les Presses Universitaires de France, 1923. Hardcover, 6.25 x 9.5, 111 pages. Signed on the half-title page in fountain pen, “Hommage de l’author, Eugene Bloch.” To the left of the inscription is a stamped facsimile signature of Bohr, indicating that the volume originates from his personal library. Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG/None, with sunning to spine. Eugene Bloch (1878–1944) was a French physicist and professor at the Ecole Normale Supérieure, and at the Faculty of Science of the University of Paris. Starting Bid $200

13. [Niels Bohr]. Signed book: Ondes et Electrons by Pierre Bricout. First edition. Paris: Librairie Armand Colin, 1929. Softcover, 4.5 x 6.75, 215 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page in ink, “A Monsieur le Professeur N. Bohr, hommage de l’auteur, P. Bricout.” The half-title page bears a stamped facsimile signature of Bohr, indicating that the volume originates from his personal library. Autographic condition: fine, with light toning. Book condition: G+/None, with general wear, chipping and losses to spine, and the front hinge reinforced with tape. Starting Bid $200

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“My best work was the formulation of quantum mechanics, in collaboration with Heisenberg” 16. Max Born. Handwritten responses

14. Charles Lucien Bonaparte.

French biologist and ornithologist (1803–1857) who was the nephew of Napoleon Bonaparte. Rare untranslated ALS in French, signed “Ch. Bonaparte,” one page, 5.25 x 8, October 29, 1858. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

by Born to a series of three biographical questions, signed “Max Born,” one page, 8.25 x 12.25, no date. On his scientific debut, he writes: “I had no particular difficulty in becoming a scientist.” On supporting himself, he writes: “I have a private income which enabled me to spend all my time for study and later for research.” On his most famous work, he writes: “I became first known through my work on lattice theory of crystals, in particular the establishment of a formula (with Karman) for the specific heat and the calculation of lattice energies, with applications to chemistry. My best work was the formulation of quantum mechanics, in collaboration with Heisenberg and Jordan, and the statistical interpretation of the wave function, based on a quantum theory of collisions.” In fine condition, with short splits along intersecting folds. A fantastic, self-reflective autobiographical piece from Born. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

“If you want to learn something modern about crystal lattices, get my newer book...But since you probably do not know anything about all these things, I assume that you only want to have an autograph” 15. Max Born. TLS in German,, one page, 8.25 x 5.75,

September 2, 1966. Letter to Mr. Birker, in part (translated): “My book Dynamics of Crystal Lattices appeared in 1917 by Teubner in Leipzig and has probably long gone out of print. If you want to learn something modern about crystal lattices, get my newer book (with Kun-Huang) Dynamics of Cristal Lattices, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1954. But since you probably do not know anything about all these things, I assume that you only want to have an autograph. But I’m 83 years old and sick and can not write to you personally. So you only have the signature here.” In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

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X-rays and ancient artwork—an important work, with Bragg’s autograph draft of the preface 17. William Henry Bragg. British phys-

icist, chemist, and mathematician (1862– 1942) who shared the 1915 Nobel Prize in Physics with his son Lawrence Bragg, for ‘their services in the analysis of crystal structure by means of X-rays.’ Signed book: From the National Gallery Laboratory, with a preface by Sir William Bragg, and an introduction and notes by Ian Rawlins. First edition. London: Printed for the Trustees by Harrison and Sons, 1940. Hardcover, 8.75 x 11.5, 50 pages. Affixed to the first free end page is Bragg’s autograph manuscript for the book’s preface, signed “W. H. Bragg,” beginning: “The ether waves which are just too long to have any effect upon the eye, and the x-ray waves which are also invisible because they are far too short, are shown in this book to have a very interesting story of their own to tell about ancient paintings.” Rawlins signs above the draft in pencil with his initials, “F.I.R.,” adding the date of receipt. Also includes an ALS from Bragg to Rawlins affixed to the front pastedown, dated August 15, 1940, in part: “I hope this will do. Do you want pictures & typescript back all at once?” Autographic condition: fine, with light edge toning. Book condition: VG/None, with light staining and soiling to boards, and sunning to spine. An original mailing envelope addressed to Rawlins, postmarked 1955, is loosely laid in. This remarkable book, which features x-ray photographs of numerous paintings held by the National Gallery, is one of the the first texts treating modern scientific techniques of connoisseurship and art restoration. This example bears a pencil bookseller’s notation describing it as “Rawlins’ copy.” Rawlins was an expert in spectroscopy and served as scientific advisor to the National Gallery. Starting Bid $200

Bragg’s copy of Relativity and The Electron Theory 18. William Henry Bragg. Signed book: Relativity and The Electron Theory by Ebenezer Cunningham. First edition. London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1915. Hardcover, 6 x 9, 96 pages. Signed on the first free end page in fountain pen with an ownership signature, “W. H. Bragg.” A bookseller’s pencil notation below reads, “Bragg’s copy.” Autographic condition: very good to fine, with light overall staining. Book condition: VG/None, with edgewear and some splits and fraying to spine cloth. Starting Bid $200

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20. Adolf Butenandt. TLS 19. Edouard Branly. French inventor (1844–1940) primarily known for his involvement in wireless telegraphy. Untranslated ALS in French, signed “E. Branly,” one page, 5.25 x 8.5, Laboratoire de Physique letterhead, no date. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA. Starting Bid $200

in German,, one page, 8.5 x 11.75, personal letterhead, April 29, 1976. Letter to Dr. Ben B. Braude, in part (translated): “I never held a Nobel lecture. I received the prize in 1939, during the war all the events were canceled and, at the time, the National Socialist regime banned me from accepting the prize, which was officially awarded to me only after the war.” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

Casimir on the hyperfine structure of mercury 21. Hendrick Casimir. ALS in Dutch, signed “Henk. Casimir,” one page both sides, 8.25 x 11.75, June 22, 1933. Letter to Dutch-American physicist Samuel A. Goudsmit. In part (translated): “I just saw your piece…about failures in the mercury hyperfine structure. I would like to make a few comments about that. 1st. I did not want to calculate the theoretical levels, but obviously tried to select the constant ‘D,’ that compliance with the experiment was as good as possible. There were still deviations ~30 (0.001 cm-1) in accordance with your results. Now Schüler assured me that the maximum error in his measurement was ~6. I also doubt whether the accuracy is so great and I am actually inclined to believe that the deviations are based on mistakes, but I cannot judge properly about it. On the other hand you have to remember that the differences are rather small compared to the faults. 2nd. My method of calculation (with the indefinite/undetermined constant) has the advantage of being completely independent of hypotheses about the electron configurations. Disruptions between these configurations (as Fermi & Segre consider) can therefore have no influence on the result. 3rd. It is of course possible that additional issues can occur interference, though it appears a priori not very probable. Nor should a person flatten out, that the interpretation of Schüler and Jones in itself already contains a certain control. If we consider Hg 201 assuming no isotope effect is let out, the term with f = 7/2 determine the constant in front of the Landé cosine and therefore (established) location of f = 5/2, 3/2, 1/2, and hence, the interference of these terms. If we take a symmetrical adjustment, then we also know the interference of j = 1, f = 5/2, 3/2, 1/2 and thus the undisturbed location of these terms. This thus calculated undisturbed location and will now meet the interval control (error <5), and also the center of gravity comes to the right place. I can hardly imagine that this exactly would come out even when interference would occur with another term (~30). (All this assuming that the measurements are really accurate and that the interpretation has had no influence on the measurements). It is a priori not impossible that and can still would have a small electric dipole moment in terms that will not happen to have a chance to express here, (but I can believe it). I did not dare question the measurements in my text (which was written in response to discussions with Schüler). If you do not agree with this on behalf of the fact that the measurements are really as accurate as Schüler indicates, in that case it is declared unsatisfactory. How are you doing? I’m going back to Leiden in September, I think I’m getting married in the summer.” In fine condition, with a few tears to the bottom edge, and a rusty paperclip mark to the top edge. In this remarkable letter, Casimir discusses in great technical detail the hyperfine structure of mercury and his experimental means of taking measurements. In doing so, he makes reference to fellow physicists Hermann Schüler, Enrico Fermi, and Emilio Segre. Casimir’s letters with scientific content are very rare. recertified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $300 www.RRAuction.com | 11


“Application of Dirac’s or Pauli’s theory to a light emitting electron (although giving the right order of magnitude for the doublet splitting) just is not very useful”

22. Hendrick Casimir. Dutch physicist (1909–2000) best known for his research on the two-fluid model of superconductors and the Casimir effect. Lengthy ALS in Dutch, signed “Henk. Casimir,” four pages both sides, 8.25 x 11, September 27, 1930. Letter to Dutch-American physicist Samuel A. Goudsmit. In part (translated): “It has become clear to me, especially because of some remarks from Landau, that application of Dirac’s or Pauli’s theory to a light emitting electron (although giving the right order of magnitude for the doublet splitting) just is not very useful. It seems preferable to treat the problem by introducing a current for both orbit and spin. Thus both spin and orbit each give rise to a magnetic field. When writing down the equations one has to take into account that J is a diagonal matrix. But for coupling between S and I no assumption is made. This converges also for S states and then gives the well known result. One can be sure that one simply has to get the same result as with the Dirac theory, if one neglects relativity effects.” He continues with an entertaining account of an automobile trip in the western United States, as well as news about his fellow members at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen: “Here we have Gamow, Rosenfeld and Landau. Landau, a young Russian, is astoundingly smart. Grossly unmannered but very entertaining. Also Bohr likes him very much…Of course we have again some pain in the neck assignments. A Faraday lecture which has to be written is the most urgent. Tomorrow Bohr and I will escape and see if we can get it done.” In fine condition, with trivial paper loss to the top edge of the last page. A significant scientific letter in which Casimir discusses the Dirac equation involving spin value, developed by Paul Dirac in 1928, which was the first theory to account fully for special relativity in the context of quantum mechanics. Wolfgang Pauli had formulated a similar equation in 1927, which is also referenced here. Casimir developed what is today known as the ‘Casimir trick’ for simplifying calculations with the Dirac equation. Additionally, Casimir mentions legendary fellow physicists Niels Bohr, George Gamow, Lev Landau, and Leon Rosenfeld. As Casimir’s scientific letters are very scarce, this long and detailed example is of the utmost desirability. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $500

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Correspondence between Nobel Laureates 23. James Chadwick. English physicist (1891–1974) who was awarded the 1935 Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery of the neutron in 1932, thus paving the way towards the fission of uranium-235 and the creation of the atomic bomb. ALS signed “J. Chadwick,” one page both sides, 8 x 9.5, February 2, 1958. Letter to Nobel Prize–winning physicist Isidor Isaac Rabi, marked “Confidential,” in part: “I wonder if you can tell me about Dr. Richard Hofstadter, Professor of History at Columbia—whether he is married, family etc., what his interests are outside his work, what you think about him if you know him well enough to give an opinion, etc. The reason for my enquiry is this…Professor Hofstadter is coming to Cambridge in October next for one year as Pitt Professor of American History & Institutions. I have informed the University here that my college is ready to welcome him not only as a member but also to elect him to a Professorial Fellowship so that he may enjoy, while he is here, such privileges as we can offer.” Also signed in the return address area of the airmail letterhead, “Sir James Chadwick.” In fine condition. A fantastic academic letter between acclaimed physicists. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

24. James Chadwick.

English physicist (18911974) who was awarded the 1935 Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery of the neutron in 1932, thus paving the way towards the fission of uranium-235 and the creation of the atomic bomb. ALS signed “J. Chadwick,” one page, 5.5 x 7, Wynne’s Parc, Denbigh, N. Wales letterhead, March 23, 1966. In full: “I am sorry that I no longer have a suitable photograph to send you. I have given them all away. But I have autographed three cards for your collection, which I trust will suffice.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

25. JeanAntoine Chaptal. Ver-

satile French chemist and statesman (1756–1832) who introduced the process of adding sugar to wine, called ‘Chaptalization.’ LS in French, signed “J. Chaptal,” one page, 7.75 x 12, SenatConservateur letterhead, December 20, 1805. Untranslated letter as treasurer of the senate. In very good to fine condition, with scattered light foxing and staining, and several small tack-sized holes to the top. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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26. Michel E u g e n e Chevreul.

French chemist (1786–1889) known for his work with fatty acids, who is credited with the discovery of margaric acid, creatine, and designing an early form of soap made from animal fats and salt. Untranslated ALS in French, signed “Chevreul,” one page, 5.25 x 8.25, Museum d’Histoire Naturelle letterhead, March 20, 1878. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

2 7 . Wi l l i a m Crookes. Brit-

ish chemist and physicist (1832– 1919) who was a pioneer of vacuum tubes and invented the Crookes radiometer. TLS, one page, 4 x 6.25, personal letterhead, July 22, 1890. Letter to M. L. Olivier in Paris, in part: “I am not able to tell you the exact days on which the Physical and Chemical Societies meet after the vacation, but they will be quite early in November.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

The pioneering radium researcher

28. Marie Curie. Uncommon TLS in French, signed “M.

Curie,” one page, 8.5 x 10.75, Faculte des Sciences de Paris, Institut du Radium letterhead, May 15, 1922. Letter to a gentleman, in full (translated): “I received your letter of May 6th reminding me of your previous letter, in which you asked me for a message for the students of your School. Excuse me, please. If I did not go at your invitation, it is because I have absolutely no habit of sending addresses or speeches of any kind. You can only assure your students that I wish them the best in their work. Please accept, Sir, the assurance of my distinguished feelings.” Removably matted with a photo of Curie in her lab to an overall size of 16.5 x 11.75. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $300

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Exceedingly rare 1878 Darwin check 29. Charles Darwin. Extremely rare Union Bank of London check, 7 x 3.25, filled out and signed by Darwin, “Ch. Darwin,” payable to Mr. Nicholls for £34.10.0, December 30, 1878. In very good to fine condition, with a bit of paper loss to each corner, some light toning, and old mounting remnants to reverse side edges. A tremendously scarce and sought-after format, this is the first Darwin check we have ever offered. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $1,000

Darwin researches fowls with “Ferguson’s, Illustrated Series of Rare & Prize Poultry” 30. Charles Darwin. ALS signed “C.

Darwin,” two pages, 4.75 x 7.75, February 16, [1861]. Letter requesting a book on poultry by George Ferguson, in part: “Will you be so kind as to enquire price of book below. As it is illustrated largely it may be very expensive; but its price may be now reduced; if you can get a copy for 1£ or under, will you please send me a copy as soon as you can by Post. If I do not receive a copy in a few days, I shall understand that you cannot get it.” At the conclusion, he names the book: “Ferguson’s, Illustrated Series of Rare & Prize Poultry. Published by G. Ferguson, Beaufort Library King’s R. Chelsea; & C. J. Culliford, 22 Southampton St., Shaw, 1854.” In very good condition, with creasing and soiling, tears and chipping to the edges, ink annotations to the signature area, and old tape at the bottom from prior display.

At this time, Darwin was preparing research for his manuscript on fowls as part of a broader work on the variation of animals. The illustrated book by Ferguson had been recommended to him by William A. Wooler in a letter of February 4, 1861. Darwin indeed received the book—today, his annotated copy of ‘Ferguson 1854’ is held by Cambridge University—and he wrote of it in a letter to W. B. Tegetmeier on February 25th, inquiring about Ferguson’s accuracy and attention to detail. Darwin was especially interested in a table of hybrids bred from pheasant and fowl which Ferguson provided in the work. An interesting letter revealing Darwin’s bookish approach to scholarly research. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $500

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31. Charles Darwin. Choice unsigned 2.5 x 4 carte-devisite portrait of Charles Darwin by the London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company, showing the revered naturalist in a bust-length pose. The reverse notes that the company won the “Prize Medal for Portraiture, Vienna Exhibition 1873.” In fine condition, with a few minor surface marks. Starting Bid $200

33. Louis de Broglie. French physicist (1892–1987) known for his theory that matter has the properties of both particles and waves, who was awarded the 1929 Nobel Prize in Physics. TLS in French, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 8.25 x 10.5, Institut de France letterhead, January 4, 1965. Untranslated letter to Madame Gustave Ribaud, concerning the establishment of a prize in the memory of her late husband, the physicist Gustave Ribaud. Signed at the conclusion by Louis de Broglie and Robert Courrier. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

Davy solicits early chemistry manuscripts for the Royal Society’s library 32. Humphry Davy. Chemist and

inventor (1778–1829) best known for his discoveries of several alkali and alkaline earth metals, as well as contributions to the discoveries of the elemental nature of chlorine and iodine. ALS signed “H. Davy,” one page both sides, 7.5 x 9, December 16, 1824. Letter to Reverend Edward Forster, in part: “I do not myself collect MSS & those reflecting the early progress of chemistry…Such MSS however if not valuable to you would in their connection with the history of Science be useful in the library of the Royal Society.” In very good condition, with scattered creasing, soiling, and light staining, and a repaired tear to the right edge. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA. Starting Bid $200

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Broglie honors Planck’s 100th birthday 34. Louis de Broglie. ALS in French, one page both sides, 4.75 x 3.5, Institut de France letterhead, November 23, 1959. Untranslated letter mentioning the 100th anniversary of the birth of Max Planck. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

35. James Dewar. Scottish chemist and physicist (1842– 1923) best known for his invention of the vacuum flask. Superb matte-finish 6 x 7.75 photo of Dewar posing beside an impressive flask, affixed to its original 10.5 x 13.75 mount, boldly signed on the image in fountain pen. Reverse is imprinted with the name of the photographer, M. Olive Edis. In fine condition, with creasing to the mount. Starting Bid $200

36. Henri-Louis Duhamel du Monceau. French physi-

cian, naval engineer, and botanist (1700–1782). Untranslated ALS in French, signed “Duhamel du Monceau,” one page, 4.25 x 6.5, no date. In very good condition, with some staining and creasing. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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Edison searches for a filament in Brazil: “In my endeavors to perfect the electric light and bring it into practical everyday use, a certain kind of vegetable fibre has been found necessary”

37. Thomas Edison. Extraordinary LS signed “Thomas A.

Edison,” one page, 7.75 x 12.25, no date but circa 1880–1881. Superb letter to “His Excellency The President of Alagoas,” a state in Brazil. In part: “Permit me to recommend to your distinguished consideration the bearer of this letter Mr. John C. Branner, my friend and colaborer, a gentleman already known in your country in connection with the Imperial Geological Survey. In my endeavors to perfect the electric light and bring it into practical everyday use, a certain kind of vegetable fibre has been found necessary. It is the thing most needed for the perfection of my invention and believing your country to be the richest on the globe in natural productions, in my effort to obtain what I want Mr. Branner will explore Brazil. Being convinced that the encouragement held out by your wise Emperor to all who visit Brazil in pursuit of science will be ably seconded by his distinguished Ministers I feel your Excellency

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will do all in your power to contribute to the success of Mr. Branner’s mission.” Beautifully archivally triple-cloth-matted and framed with a portrait of Edison to an overall size of 33 x 21.75. In fine condition. In an effort to find a suitable filament for his newly invented incandescent lamp, Edison dispatched agents worldwide—John Branner to South America in 1880–81, and James Ricalton to Asia in 1888. He hoped to find a natural fiber that could be utilized as a long-lasting filament in an electric light, and which could be brought to market in abundant quantities at a reasonable cost. Although Branner managed to locate several better-performing fibers, none were used as they proved too difficult or costly to bring to market. A superb letter concerning Edison’s most revolutionary invention. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA. Starting Bid $500


38. Thomas Edison.

Exceedingly bold ink ‘umbrella’ signature, “Thos. A. Edison,” on an off-white 3.25 x 1.75 card. Matted and framed with a Falk cabinet portrait of Edison to an overall size of 11 x 14. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA. Starting Bid $200

Einstein vouches for a Jewish ethnomusicologist 39. Albert Einstein. TLS in German, signed “A. Ein-

stein,” one page, 8.5 x 11, blindstamped Princeton letterhead, June 26, 1946. Letter to violinist Boris Schwarz, a professor of music at Queens College in New York. In full (translated): “I know the writer of the enclosed lines, the musician Walter Kaufmann, personally and consider it possible and desirable that he should come and that suitable work be provided for him. I think there is enough interest in oriental music here. The man also has great experience in musical radio operation. What do you think about it and what do you advise me to do for him?” In fine condition, with light perimeter toning, and a short tear to the bottom edge. Kaufmann, a noted composer, conductor, and musicologist, was especially well-known for his study of Asian music. He decided to leave Europe in the 1930s because of his Jewish ancestry, and traveled throughout India studying their music. He was unable to return to his native Prague after the war, as his family’s fortune had been confiscated. Instead, he emigrated to Canada; after living and teaching there for several years, he ultimately settled in the United States and became a naturalized citizen in 1964. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $500

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Einstein’s very first published work as a Nobel laureate

On “the question of the large-scale geometrical structure of the universe” with a modified form of his General Theory of Relativity, incorporating the cosmological constant

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40. Albert Einstein. Important handwritten manuscript in German, unsigned (but incorporating “Einstein” in the title), two pages, 8 x 10.25, no date but circa late 1922. Headed (translated), “Comment on E. Trefftz’s Paper: ‘The Static Gravitational Field of Two Mass Points in Einstein’s Theory,’” the paper was presented on November 23, 1922, to the Berlin-based Royal Prussian Academy of Sciences, who published the work on December 21, 1922. The present manuscript was probably a draft used for typesetting, as it contains several handwritten editor’s annotations in pencil which were executed in the published version. This was Einstein’s first paper published after he received the Nobel Prize on December 10, 1922. The manuscript is Einstein’s criticism of a paper in which the author, Erich Trefftz, claimed to have found a static solution of the equations of general relativity for two point masses; Einstein points out that such a conclusion is based on an error. Featuring several mathematical equations—including a modified form of his General Theory of Relativity—Einstein’s


manuscript reads, in part (translated): “The author grounds his analysis on the field equations in vacuo, Rik –1/4gikR = 0 (1), which are equivalent to the equations: (Rik – 1/2gikR) – λgik = 0 (1a), as is easily proved by reducing (1a). The author believes he has found a solution that has a spherical connection in space and except for the two masses no singularity, also not containing any other masses. In view of the importance of the problem to the cosmological issue, i.e., the question of the large-scale geometrical structure of the universe, I was interested to know whether the equations really did yield as a physical possibility a static universe whose material mass was concentrated in just two celestial bodies. It became apparent, however, that Trefftz’s solution does not permit this physical interpretation at all. This will be demonstrated in the following. Mr. Trefftz sets out the assumption for the (four-dimensional) line element: ds2 = f4(x)dt2 – [dx2 + f2(x)(dθ2 + sin2θdφ2)] (2). This assumption corresponds to a space of spherical symmetry around the origin. The special case f4 = const; f2 = x2 would correspond to the Euclidean-Galilean isotropic and homogeneous space.” Einstein goes on to identify that, according to a general solution proposed by Trefftz, “for negative A and vanishing B this yields the well-known Schwarzschild solution for the field of a material point.” The manuscript breaks off mid-sentence at the end of the second page, and is missing three-and-a-half concluding lines found in the published version; copies of the paper as published, in both German and English, are included. In very good to fine condition, with scattered light creasing, paperclip impressions to the upper left corner of each page, a semicircular area of spilled wax on the top edge of the first page, and separations along the central horizontal fold of each page (the second page repaired with old tape on the reverse). Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from University Archives. Provenance: Albert Einstein, 1922; Max von Laue, Royal Prussian Academy of Sciences, 1922–1948; Alexander Dingas, 1948–1964; G. Schrupf, 1964–1980s; private collector, Berlin, 1980s–2016. Includes a letter of provenance by Dingas, dated April 12, 1964, in part (translated): “Einstein – Manuscript, given by Mr. v. Laue, 1948 in Gottingen, Alex. Dingas. For Miss G. Schrupf. To be used in any way, possibly even for sale.” Notably, Max von Laue was himself a Nobel Prize–winning physicist and a member of the Prussian Academy of Sciences. Most significantly, this manuscript contains a handwritten version of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity, incorporating a cosmological constant: “(Rik – 1/2gikR) – λgik = 0.” In 1915, Einstein made his groundbreaking achievement with the introduction of the General Theory of Relativity. The heart of the theory, where the generally covariant field equations of gravitation, is written in the form: ‘Rik – 1⁄2gikR = - kTik.’

In 1917, Einstein applied his equations to the problem of explaining the structure of the cosmos on a large scale and found that he would need to modify his equations by adding another term, containing a constant, which he denoted λ and called ‘cosmological.’ This cosmological constant relied on a static universe; upon the later discovery that the universe was expanding, Einstein reportedly called this the greatest blunder of his career. With the famous cosmological constant and for the special case of a vacuum, where the energy-momentum tensor ‘Tik’ vanishes, Einstein’s gravitational field equations read “(Rik – 1⁄2gikR) - λgik = 0,” which is the equation cited as “(1a)” in the present manuscript. By a mathematical operation called contraction, equation “(1a)” implies that λ = - R/4 in the case of a vacuum. Substituting this expression for λ into equation (1a), one obtains the equation “Rik – 1⁄4 gikR = 0,” which is given as equation “(1)” in the present manuscript. It was advanced by Einstein in a 1919 paper as a candidate for a slightly modified field equation to account both for the structure of matter and for cosmological structure. With important scientific content—and an enormously significant date within the context of Einstein’s career—this is a truly remarkable piece which stands as the most spectacular Einstein manuscript we have ever offered. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $20,000

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Remarkable annotated letter on ‘Earth’s Shifting Crust,’ with original hand-drawn diagram, handwritten equations and angles 41. Albert Einstein. TLS signed “A. Einstein,” one page, 8.5 x 11, blindstamped Princeton letterhead, January 16, 1954. Letter to Mr. Charles Hapgood, enclosing a carbon copy of a letter he wrote to Mr. William Farrington, Dept. of Geology and Mineralogy at the University of Massachusetts, on Hapgood’s theory of earth crust displacement. In full: “Enclosed I am sending you the copy of a letter I wrote to Mr. W. B. Farrington in Amherst.” Includes the two-page carbon copy enclosure, an unsigned typed letter by Einstein which bears several handwritten annotations, including: an original hand-drawn diagram, three original handwritten equations, a term representing tangential force, and five original handwritten angles—three for “beta” and two for “phi,” as well as one holograph word, all by Einstein. Einstein’s letter to Farrington begins, in part: “When I read your letter…I too had… the impression that I had overestimated erroneously the dislocating force on the solid crust due to an additional (eccentrically located) mass. More careful consideration has shown me, however, that, paradoxically, your argument is not conclusive.” Einstein explains: “We imagine the rotating earth with ‘frozen’ crust. The surface of the crust is then (with reference to the rotating earth) and equipotential surface. If one places excentrically a ‘small’ sphere of the mass m on this surface…then this sphere is in equilibrium.” He draws a diagram to the left, and continues: “One feels therefore induced to believe that for this reason no angular momentum could be produced on the crust by this sphere. Such conclusion would be, however, invalid as shown by the following consideration.” He goes on to illustrate his point using mathematical equations, and concludes: “I think that the idea of Mr. Hapgood has to be taken quite seriously.” In fine condition. Einstein wrote the foreword to Hapgood’s book, The Earth’s Shifting Crust, published by Pantheon Books in 1958. Hapgood’s book denied the existence of continental drift, speculating that the ice mass at one or both poles over-accumulates and destabilizes the Earth’s rotational balance, causing slippage of all or much of Earth’s outer crust around the Earth’s core, which retains its axial orientation. A spectacular scientific letter by Einstein. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $2500

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Einstein, Oppenheimer, von Neumann, Bohr, and Pauli highlight a 1950 Princeton autograph book

42. Albert Einstein and Physicists. Amazing circa 1950 hardcover autograph album, 5 x 7, signed inside by numerous luminaries from Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Study, including: Albert Einstein, John von Neumann, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Niels Bohr, Wolfgang Pauli, Abraham Pais, George Kennan, Oswald Veblen, James Waddell Alexander II, Hermann Weyl, Harold F. Cherniss, Ivan M. Linforth, Kurt Reidemeister, Walter W. Stewart, E. A. Lowe, Erwin Panofsky, Herbert Feis, Atle Selberg, Arnold J. Toynbee, and others. A vintage candid 6.5 x 4.5 portrait of Einstein is laid into the book. In fine condition, with wear to the album’s covers and vertical creases to the photograph. Consignor notes that the album belonged to physicist William R. Bennett, Jr., who received his bachelor’s degree at Princeton; the front cover is gilt-stamped “W. B. Jr.” In 1960, Bennett co-invented the first gas laser at Bell Labs. A remarkable autograph album signed by several of the greatest intellectuals of the 20th century—a veritable who’s who of legendary physicists and mathematicians. Starting Bid $2,500

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Einstein suggests a friend to work “as a teacher of political history at an American university” 43. Albert Einstein. TLS in German, signed “A. Einstein,”

one page, 8.75 x 11, personal Caputh letterhead, June 1, 1931. Letter to Mr. Kohn, in full (translated): “Unfortunately I could not see you as a result of my trip. My wife told me how unhappy you feel and that you have lost your position on top of that. I confidently inform you that Weizmann, who wants to retire from politics, wishes to become academic director of the university. I believe that this would be good, partly because of Weizmann’s abilities, partly because it would be comparatively easy to overcome the opposition to the creation of an academic leader. As far as you are concerned, I believe that you should seek a position as a teacher of political history at an American university. The only difficulty will be to experience the opportunities. I believe that your good recommendations from England and also my recommendation could be quite useful to you. Do you wonder if you have someone to inquire with (Professor Frankfurter Columbia University or Salomon Flexner?). With warm wishes and greetings.” In very good condition, with creasing, file holes, corner paper loss, and several short edge tears. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $500

Fermi plans lectures on “problems of the cosmic radiation” 44. Enrico Fermi. Physicist (1901–1954) who became the first to split the atom

and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1938 for his developments in harnessing nuclear power. TLS signed “E. Fermi,” one page, 6 x 9.5, King’s Crown Hotel letterhead, January 8, 1939. Letter to Dutch-American physicist Samuel A. Goudsmit, in part: “I have spent these days in making up my mind as to what to do next summer. After a thorough discussion of the situation with Laura we have finally decided to accept the invitation to come to Ann Arbor. Of course it would be rather a mean trick on your side if you were to go to Holland in the mean time. Let me therefore know as soon as possible what shall be your decisions in this respect. I should also like to know something about the lectures that I shall have to give. I suggest that I might discuss at least for some lectures the problems of the cosmic radiation.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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Faraday on Galileo’s famous experiment 45. Michael Faraday. British physicist and chemist (1791–1867) best known for his development of the first dynamo and the discovery of electromagnetic induction. ALS signed “M. Faraday,” one page, 4.25 x 7, blindstamped Royal Institution of Great Britain letterhead, September 26, 1857. Letter to C. C. Maxwell on Galileo’s famous Leaning Tower of Pisa experiment, in which he is said to have dropped two spheres of different masses from the top of the tower to demonstrate that their time of descent was independent of their mass. In full: “There will be a difference in the time of the fall of the divided & the undivided body it will in most cases be quite invisible as in Galileo’s expt but if the fall is through a resisting medium there will be a difference with difference of size. Take a sphere of gold it falls with a certain velocity through air or through water—divide it into dust & it will fall far more slowly as the particles, or pieces are larger the difference will be less & soon become invisible but philosophically it must exist.” In fine condition. Galielo’s famous experiment disproved Aristotle’s theory of gravity (which said that heavy objects fall faster than lighter ones) and it remains one of the most well-known demonstrations in history. The results helped to usher in the era of modern science. As one of the most revered scientists of the 19th century, Faraday was familiar with Galileo’s great experiment and his thoughts on the subject are truly spectacular. He observes that the results hold true only when there is no resistance—ideally, the demonstration would take place in a vacuum. This experiment was famously recreated on the surface of the moon in 1971 by astronaut Dave Scott, dropping a hammer and feather at the same time—given the lack of air resistance, they indeed landed simultaneously. An amazing letter connecting science across the ages. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $300

An original Feynman diagram, sketched by its creator 46. Richard Feynman. American theoretical physicist (1918-1988) whose work in quantum electrodynamics earned him the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965; he is often credited for introducing the concept of nanotechnology. Fantastic ballpoint signature, “Richard P. Feynman,” with one of his famous ‘Feynman diagrams’ below, on an off-white 4.5 x 3 card bearing an affixed newspaper photo. In fine condition. Feynman diagrams, named after their inventor, are pictorial representations of the mathematical expressions describing the behavior of subatomic particles. A superb example of a decidedly scarce autograph. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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49. Joseph Fourier. Prom-

47. Jean Pierre Flourens. French physiologist who was a

pioneer in experimental brain science and the use of anesthesia (1794–1867). Untranslated ALS in French, signed “Flourens,” one page, 5 x 8, December 24, 1835. In fine condition, with seal-related paper loss to the integral address leaf. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

inent French mathematician and physicist (1768–1830) generally credited with the discovery of the ‘greenhouse effect.’ ALS in French, signed “Fourier,” one page, 7.5 x 9.25, no date. Untranslated letter to the mayor of Grenoble. Addressed on the integral address leaf in Fourier’s hand. In fine condition, with seal-related paper loss to the integral address leaf. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

48. Leon Foucault. French physicist (1819–1868) best known for

the invention of the Foucault pendulum, a device demonstrating the effect of the Earth’s rotation; he also made an early measurement of the speed of light, discovered eddy currents, and is credited with naming the gyroscope. ALS in French, signed “L. Foucault,” one page, 5 x 7.5, July 23, 1850. In part (translated): “It seems to me that the weather is sufficiently firm so that we can fix to Thursday the 25th of July the meeting you made me the honor of asking for you and for the pupils of the Ecole Normale. If you see the sun shining the day after tomorrow around 2 you can come to my home on Rue d’Assas no. 34 with the certitude of confirming the experience that Mr. Pouillet has described so well to you.” In fine condition, with a bit of light toning beneath the signature. An interesting letter from the year before he proved the Earth’s diurnal motion with his famous pendulum, asking a fellow scientist to confirm experimental observations in good weather conditions. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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Ultra-early signature of Freud as a 19-year-old medical student 50. Sigmund Freud. Remark-

ably early bold ink ownership signature, “Sig. Freud, stud. med., 1875,” on an off-white 3.75 x 5.75 page removed from one of his books. In fine condition. Freud entered the University of Vienna at age 17, where he initially planned to study law; however, he joined the medical faculty at the university, where he studied philosophy under Franz Brentano, physiology under Ernst Brücke, and zoology under Darwinist professor Carl Claus. He graduated with an MD in 1881, and subsequently began his medical career at the Vienna General Hospital. An absolutely remarkable, supremely early signature of the revered pioneer of psychoanalysis. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $300

51. Karl von Frisch. Austrian ethologist (1886–1982) who received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1973, along with Nikolaas Tinbergen and Konrad Lorenz, for their observations of animal behavioral patterns. Two untranslated items: an unsigned handwritten scientific manuscript by Frisch, headed “Introduction,” one page both sides, 8.25 x 11.75, no date; and an ALS signed “K. Frisch,” one page, 8.25 x 11.75, personal letterhead, March 24, 1982. In overall fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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“The word ‘vitamine’ was coined in 1911” 52. Casimir Funk. Polish biochemist (1884–1967) generally

credited with the first formulation of the concept of vitamins. Two items signed by Funk: a TLS signed “C. Funk,” one page, 8.5 x 11, Funk Foundation for Medical Research letterhead, January 18, 1953, in part: “The word ‘vitamine’ was coined in 1911, but was published only in 1912, as the Lister Institute of London, where I worked, consistently stricken out the term from my submitted papers for publication. Dealing with B1 at that time I came to the conclusion that it was essential for life and possessed an amine structure. Some of the vitamins do not contain nitrogen and my pupil Drummond dropped the final ‘e’ for that reason. The term was chosen mainly for popularizing this subject among the scientific masses, an aim which was achieved”; and a matte-finished 5 x 7 portrait of Funk taken in 1942, signed in blue ballpoint. In overall very good to fine condition, with creasing to the letter and rippling to the photo. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Starting Bid $200

“I have not done much physics last month (Bohr was away to Russia),” writes Gamow as he comes to America, “but hope to plunge again in the nuclear buzness on my arrival” 53. George Gamow. Influential Russian-born theoretical physicist

and cosmologist (1904–1968) who was a leading advocate of the ‘Big Bang’ theory. ALS signed “G. Gamow,” one page, 8.25 x 10.75, June 6, 1934. Letter to physicist Samuel Abraham Goudsmit, professor at the University of Michigan, written from Copenhagen while en route to America. In part: “Thank you very much for your kind letter with complete indications how to deal with American customers and passport-controllers. I will try to follow these indications and hope successfully as I am well educated by the corresponding officials on the Russian fron[t]ier. It is so extremely pity that I will not see you in Ann-Arbor but I hope that we shall meet in some other point of the earth surface…I have not done much physics last month (Bohr was away to Russia and we mainely spend the time on the strand and in cinema) but hope to plunge again in the nuclear buzness on my arrival to Ann-Arbor.” In fine condition. Fleeing increasing oppression in Russia, Gamow attempted to defect several times during the early 1930s and in 1934 finally settled in the United States, where he became a professor at George Washington University. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $300

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54. Richard Gatling. Bold

ink signature, “R. J. Gatling, Hartford, Conn., Oct. 6th, 1894,” on an off-white 3.5 x 2.5 card. In very good to fine condition, with wear to right edge and scattered soiling. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

55. Louis-Bernard Guyton de Morveau. French

chemist and politician (1737–1816) credited with producing the first systematic method of chemical nomenclature. Partly-printed DS, in French, signed “Guyton-Morveau,” one page, 7 x 9, August 5, 1812. Official Legion of Honor receipt for the sum of 490 francs. In very good to fine condition, with scattered light foxing, and a trimmed right edge. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

57. Jacques Hadamard.

French mathematician (1865– 1963) who made major contributions in number theory, complex function theory, differential geometry, and partial differential equations. TLS in French, signed “J. Hadamard,” one page, 5.25 x 8.25, October 19, 1933. Letter to a gentleman, in part (translated): “The surrogate geometry of bee cells has been known for a long time. I do not know if any further remarks have been made on this subject, and it will be necessary to make sure of a little study of it that I can not think of taking it. You will certainly find other mathematicians that this question may be of interest.” In fine condition, with a crease, and small chip, toe the left edge. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

56. Otto Hahn.

German chemist (1879–1968) who won the 1944 Nobel Prize for the discovery of nuclear fission. Untranslated ALS in German, one page on a 4.25 x 5.75 postcard depicting the Rhine, June 22, 1962. In fine condition. Precertified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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58. Stephen Hawking. Unsigned first edition book: A Brief History of Time. First American edition, first printing. NY: Bantam Books, 1988. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.25 x 9.25, 198 pages. In fine condition. Starting Bid $200


Rare galley proof of A Brief History of Time 59. Stephen Hawking. Extremely

rare uncorrected galley proof of A Brief History of Time by Stephen W. Hawking. NY: Bantam Books, 1988. Softcover with gray printed wrappers, 5.5 x 9.25, 187 pages. In fine condition. A Brief History of Time would become a surprise bestseller upon its release, and it has since been translated into 33 languages and sold nine million copies around the world. As the publisher did not anticipate this wild success, it is likely that only dozen or so of these uncorrected proofs of the book were printed. A remarkably rare prepublication edition of Hawking’s classic guide to cosmology as it reaches its 30th anniversary. Starting Bid $200

“I feel that we physicists have it much easier in some ways” 60. Werner Heisenberg.

TLS in German, signed “W. Heisenberg,” one page, 8.25 x 11.5, Max Planck Institute letterhead, October 18, 1966. Letter to German architect Wolf Drevermann. In full (translated): “Thank you very much for your letter and for your instructive essay on cities, rates, and fees; it addresses an actual problem which is, especially in Munich, quite harassing. The city planners and the City Council have a very difficult task to fulfill, and an even greater responsibility to bear, and I feel that we physicists have it much easier in some ways.” In fine condition, with two unobtrusive punch holes to left border. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA. Starting Bid $200

61. Werner Heisenberg. German theo-

retical physicist (1901–1976) awarded the 1932 Nobel Prize in physics for the creation of quantum mechanics. Scarce glossy 4 x 5.75 head-and-shoulders photo affixed to a 5.25 x 7.5 mount, signed on the mount in fountain pen by Heisenberg. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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62. Werner Heisenberg.

64. Werner Heisenberg.

63. Werner Heisenberg. TLS in German, signed “Heisenberg,” one page, 8.25 x 5.75, Max Planck Institute letterhead, January 22, 1951. Letter to Henri Corbiere, in full (translated): “Unfortunately, I do not know what I should write about you as a life maxim of mine. If you are interested in my views on more general questions of life and philosophy, most of them are in the lectures that I have published over the course of time under the title ‘Changes in the Exact Natural Sciences.’” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

65. Werner Heisenberg. Sought-after fountain pen signature, “Werner Heisenberg,” on an off-white 4.25 x 2 slip. In fine condition, with subtle foxing. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

TLS in German, signed “W. Heisenberg,” one page, 8.25 x 11.75, Max Planck Institute letterhead, July 13, 1972. Letter to Eugen Langen, in part (translated): “Thank you for your copy of your contribution to the collection of writings honoring Professor Clive M. Schmitthoff. I was very interested in the influence of ideas from modern science on the legal problems of our time. During my schooldays, I occasionally went hiking together with a schoolmate Reinhart Kloepfer; but I do not know whether he is identical with the later president of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce. The father of my school friend was, as far as I remember, the owner or manager of a large timber shop in Munich.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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TLS in German, signed “W. Heisenberg,” one page, 8.25 x 11.75, Max Planck Institute letterhead, January 7, 1964. Letter to Dr. Hans Dichgans, in full (translated): “Enclosed I send you a copy of the letter, which I wrote according to your request to Hernn Kultursminister Mikat. You are welcome to make use of the contents of this letter as well as the content of my presentation to the members of the Bundestag. I am also very grateful to him for wanting to inquire once more about the distribution of DM 119 million, which should be available to the Ministry of Research in the coming financial year. I would be very sorry if more than half of this sum (as I was told) went abroad, since, to my knowledge, the amount of this ‘membership fee’ we are giving to international research has increased in comparison with the research contributions to science in Germany. In any case, genuine cooperation in international research ventures, which I very much welcome, is only possible if the research field in question is operated with great energy (and great resources) within the Federal Republic.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200


The theorizer of the Higgs boson 66. Peter Higgs. Theoretical physicist (born 1929) who

earned a Nobel Prize for his work on the mass of subatomic particles; he famously predicted the existence of a new particle, the Higgs boson. ANS, one page, 7 x 4.5, no date. In full: “With compliments, and apologies for not having replied to your letter of a year ago.” In fine condition, with a central vertical fold. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA. Starting Bid $200

67. Joseph Dalton Hooker. Important British botanist and

explorer (1817–1911) who was Charles Darwin’s closest friend; he served as director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, for twenty years. ALS signed “Jos. D. Hooker,” one page both sides, 4.5 x 7, The Camp, Sunningdale letterhead, April 23, 1905. In part: “I have in vain taxed my memory for any evidence…& there is no plant so named in the gardens of Kew.” He goes on to discuss potential varieties and hybrids of the referenced plant. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

68. Thomas H. Huxley.

English biologist (1825–1895) known as ‘Darwin’s Bulldog’ for his advocacy of Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. ALS signed “T. H. Huxley,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 3.75 x 6, April 30, 1876. In part: “How glad we are to hear that James’s report of Andrew is so satisfactory.” In fine condition. Accompanied by a different original mailing envelope addressed in Huxley’s hand, signed in the lower left, “T. H. Huxley.” Pre-certified PSA/ DNA. Starting Bid $200

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69. William James. Philosopher and psychologist (1842–1910) who taught philosophy at Harvard and became known as one of the founders of pragmatism; he is also remembered as the brother of novelist Henry James. ALS signed “Wm. James,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.25 x 8, personal letterhead, January 16, 1907. Letter to Mrs. Ruutz-Rees, in part: “I am sorry for what you write me of Cohen, especially for the element of dissatisfying those with whom he has to work. There is no opening for anyone at Harvard just now, or, if there were, would there be a chance for Cohen. I admire and respect him but he has his drawbacks—I doubt whether his wife may not prove one of them! But he’ll make his way somehow—see what he has done!…Miss Hillard has written me of a remarkable test you recently had from a medium…Could you very briefly give me a hint of the class of it?” An interesting letter that shows James’s interest in spiritualism, because he speaks of a medium. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

71. Frederic Joliot-Curie.

French physicist (1900– 1958) and sonin-law to Pierre and Marie Curie, who was awarded the 1935 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Fountain pen signature, “F. Joliot-Curie,” on an off-white 4.25 x 1.75 slip clipped from the conclusion of an autograph letter. In very good condition, with heavy overall creasing. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

72. Ernest Jones. British

neurologist and psychoanalyst (1879–1958) and Sigmund Freud’s biographer. ALS, one page, 5.5 x 3.5, personal letterhead, November 29, 1952. Letter to Dr. Alfred Winterstein in Vienna, in full: “I am greatly obliged to you for the further information, which is very useful.” In fine condition, with a light paperclip impression to the top edge. Winterstein had been acquainted with Freud in Vienna as a member of the Vienna Psychoanalytic Society. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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73. Alfred Kastler. French physicist (1902–1984) who was

awarded the Nobel Prize in 1966 for the ‘discovery and development of optical methods for studying Hertzian resonances in atoms’. Untranslated typewritten responses in French to a series of three biographical questions, signed “Alfred Kastler,” one page, 8.25 x 10.5, no date. Kastler responds concerning his modest upbringing, his work under Georges Urbain, and his collaborations with Pierre Daure, Auguste Rousset, and Jean Brossel in the fields of atomic fluorescence and Raman spectroscopy. In fine condition, with scattered light creasing. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200


74. John Harvey Kellogg.

Physician and promoter of health foods (1852–1943) best known for his invention of Corn Flakes. TLS signed “J. H. Kellogg,” two pages, 8.5 x 11, Miami Battle Creek Sanitarium letterhead, December 23, 1940. Letter to Dr. James T. Case, in part: “I had another nice letter from Dr. Kendall today. He is certainly a very charming man, with a mind of very fine quality. I wonder if he really does smoke. I cannot imagine that such a man as he would want to smoke. I did not note the slightest taint of tobacco during his two days’ visit to me, and we sat near together for hours in my home. By the way, a thought of which comes to me every now and then, and has been coming for several months, is whether Dr. Miller would be a good man to have associated with the Sanitarium in the new organization. Is he a man of fine quality, sound integrity, good habits?…Kendall, I believe, would be glad to join us in some way that would lend his influence…I doubt if our philosophical ideas are very far apart.” In very good to fine condition, with scattered light creasing and a few short edge tears. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

75. Edwin Land.

American scientist and inventor (1909– 1991) who pioneered inexpensive polarizing filters and, with his development of ‘instant’ photography, built his company, Polaroid, into an industry giant. Glossy 8 x 10 seated portrait of Edwin Land, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition, with a light paperclip impression to the top edge. Before he changed the world of photography, Land used his polarizing light filters in applications ranging from sunglasses and jukeboxes to night vision goggles and a viewing system called the Vectograph, which revealed enemy camouflage during World War II missions. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

76. Paul Langevin.

Prominent French physicist (1872– 1946) who developed Langevin dynamics and the Langevin equation; he was placed under house arrest by the Vichy regime for his antifascist activities during World War II. Uncommon ALS in French, signed “P. Langevin,” one page, 8.25 x 10.5, January 15, 1943. Untranslated letter expressing gratitude. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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Fantastic autograph letter from the important French scientist 77. Pierre-Simon Laplace. Important French scholar whose

work was important to the development of mathematics, statistics, physics, and astronomy (1749–1827). Sought-after ALS in French, signed “Laplace de l’Institut National,” one page, 7 x 9.5, no date. Untranslated letter of recommendation. In fine condition, with a light stain near the bottom edge, and an erasure beneath the date at the top. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

78. Ernest Lawrence. Nuclear sci-

entist (1901–1958) who was awarded the 1939 Nobel Prize in Physics for his invention of the cyclotron. Rare TLS signed “Ernest O. Lawrence,” one page, 8.5 x 11, University of California letterhead, January 7, 1949. Letter to Professor Rafael Grinfeld, in part: “Your cordial New Year greeting has just arrived and I am delighted to hear of your new position and send you warmest congratulations.” In fine condition, with light creasing to the corners, and a rusty staple to the upper left. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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80. Cesare Lombroso. Italian criminologist (1835–1909) whose theory held that criminality was inherited and could be anatomically identified. Untranslated ALS in Italian, signed “C. Lombroso,” two pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.25 x 8.25, November 1890. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200


79. Oliver Lodge. British physicist and writer (1851–1940) who held patents for key radio technologies and identified electromagnetic radiation independent of Hertz’s proof. ALS, one page both sides, 7 x 8.75, Mariemont, Edgbaston letterhead, January 27, 1903. Letter to “Mr. Walker,” in part: “I cordially thank you for the money but I regard one condition you have imposed upon me: viz the desire for anonymity. Can this be relieved? I should like the students to know to whom they are indebted.” In fine condition, with some light creases to the lower right and light staining the the reverse. Precertified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

81. Hendrik Antoon Lorentz. Dutch physicist (1853–1928) who shared the 1902 Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery and theo-

retical explanation of the Zeeman effectALS in German, signed “H.A. Lorentz,” one page both sides, 5.5 x 4.25, personal letterhead,April 18, 1911. Untranslated letter to Dr. Paul Hertz mentioning thermodynamics. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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82. Charles Lyell. Geologist (1797–1875) referred to as the ‘father of modern geology,’ who was a close and influential friend of Charles Darwin. Sought-after LS signed “ever faithfully yrs, Cha. Lyell,” one page, 4.5 x 7, personal letterhead, March 7, 1868. In part: “I send you the only prospectus of here which I have and should be glad to have again. I am sorry to hear that the museum cannot take a copy at present, but hope we shall still have two subscriptions from Edinburgh.” In fine condition, with slight brushing to the signature. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

83. Guglielmo Marconi. Handsome

matte-finish 3.5 x 5.75 formal portrait of Marconi seated, signed in the lower border in fountain pen, “Guglielmo Marconi, 1936.” Reverse bears a “Bruner & C., Trento” photographer’s stamp. In fine condition, with trimmed edges. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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84. Guglielmo Marconi. Bold ink signature, “G. Marconi, 27th December 1928,” on an off-white 10 x 7 sheet. In very fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200


87. Robert A. Millikan. TLS,

85. Guglielmo Marconi. TLS signed “G. Marconi,” one

page, 6.5 x 8.5, Reale Accademia d’Italia letterhead, April 20, 1933. Letter to General Charles H. Sherrill, in part: “Very many thanks, also on behalf of my wife, for your kind invitation to Paris; I sincerely hope it may be possible for us to accept it, although it very seldom happens that I have time to halt even for a day or two in Paris on my way to and from London.” In fine condition, with a rusty paperclip impression to the top edge. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

one page, 8.5 x 11, California Institute of Technology letterhead, February 6, 1931. Letter to Charles H. Chase, in full: “I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your letter of January 26th, and to say that from the standpoint of an experimentalist like myself, and also from that of a theorist like Professor Einstein, the one check on equations which enable us to predict new results lies in the agreement or disagreement of the predicted and observed phenomena. Up to the present, all the new phenomena predicted by relativity equations and experimentally tested have shown agreement within the limits of uncertainty of experiment and prediction. This situation scarcely seems to me to justify such phrases as you use in your discussion of the theory.” In very good to fine condition, with a crease to the upper left, and rusty paperclip impressions to the left edge. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

Millikan in 1953: “Einstein is in the same class with Copernicus, Leonardo de Vinci, Newton” 86. Robert Millikan. Nobel Prize-winning physicist (1868–1953) who was the first to isolate the electron and measure its charge. TLS signed “Robert A. Millikan,” one page, 8.5 x 11, January 5, 1953. Letter to Henri Corbiere, responding to an inquiry for an ‘Homage to Einstein.’ In part: “I estimate the three most creative scientists of the modern period defined as the century 1850 to 1950 - to be Faraday, Einstein and Bohr…In 1905 when no one save Einstein doubted the correctness of the wave theory of light, Einstein had the audacity to set up on the basis of some sort of a corpuscular theory of light, the photo-electric equation…In 1916 I published the first unambiguous experimental proof of the correctness of that equation, and Dr. Oseen, then Head of the Committee for the 1923 award in Physics, said to me in connection with the presentation of the 1923 award, ‘In 1921 Einstein was given the Nobel Prize for the theoretical conception of this equation and in 1923 you are being given the Nobel Prize in part for the experimental proof of the correctness of that equation’…In world science Einstein is in the same class with Copernicus, Leonardo de Vinci, Newton, LaPlace, Maxwell and Bohr.” A manuscript containing Corbiere’s questions is taped at the top of the page. In fine condition, with some light edge toning. An amazing piece in which a Nobel Prize–winning physicist evaluates Einstein in his historical context. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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Morse deems himself an “honored instrument” of the true creator of the telegraph, “the Giver of every good and perfect gift” 88. Samuel F. B. Morse. ALS signed “Sam’l F. B. Morse,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 5 x 8, April 30, 1862. Letter to Minister J. Treadwell Walden of Norwich, Connecticut. In part: “I acknowledge with many thanks, your courteous letter of the 25th instant, with the copy of the Atlantic Monthly which I have this morning received, forwarded from Po’keepsie. I have read with deep interest your admirable written article to which you refer, and were I to designate its character, and the impressions, it has made upon me, or its high intellectual power, in fitting terms, I might, perhaps, be accused of being unduly influenced by its panegyric, and the flattering terms, in which you are pleased to speak of my humble instrumentality in introducing to the world the invention which has modified so greatly, and is still further to modify the intercourse of nations. While conscious of the position which humanely speaking, has justly been assigned to me by the almost unanimous voice of the civilized world (Great Britain as a Government is an exception), I can say to you that I yet am fully sensible that I am a we[ak] if honored instrument in the han[ds] of the Giver of every good and perfec[t] gift, by whom it has pleased Him to grant this boon to his children, and to Him be all the glory. A duty is doubtless devolved upon me of showing the truth in regard to the priority of instrumentalities, and of vindicating the American claim to priority, yet I desire to perform that duty in no spirit of self-laudation…P.S. I send you a copy of a pamphlet which embodies my views on the troubles that distract our country.” In very good to fine condition, with light overall soiling, several intersecting folds, and an old repair to paper loss on the hinge, lightly affecting a few words of text. Morse’s mention of “Great Britain as a Government is an exception” is in reference to the ongoing dispute with English inventor Charles Wheatstone, who, along with William Cooke, invented an electrical needle telegraph around the same period as Morse. In 1851, the Morse telegraphic apparatus was officially adopted as the standard for European telegraphy, with only the United Kingdom opting to employ the use of Wheatstone and Cooke’s needle telegraph. The religious subtext of the letter suitably echoes Morse’s famous first telegraph from the basement of the US Capitol on May 24, 1844—‘What hath God wrought?’ Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $500

89. Rudolf Mossbauer. German physicist (1929–2011) who received the 1961 Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery of recoilless nuclear resonance fluorescence, now known as the ‘Mossbauer effect.’ Two items: a glossy 4.75 x 6.75 photo of Mossbauer in a suit and tie, signed in blue ballpoint, “R. L. Mossbauer,” bearing a California Institute of Technology stamp on the reverse; and an offprint booklet in German from Physikalische Blatter of ‘Ruckstossfreie Kernresonanzabsoprtion von Gammastrahlung,’ Mossbauer’s 1961 Nobel Prize lecture on recoilless nuclear resonance absorption of gamma radiation, page numbers 97–111, without wrappers as issued. In overall fine condition, with a crease to the photo touching Mossbauer’s left eye. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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Exceptionally desirable financial document by Newton as master of the Royal Mint

90. Isaac Newton. Rare manuscript DS with full signature (“Isaac Newton”), one page, 7.75 x 4.75, December 24, 1718. Significant financial document, in part: “We whose names are underwritten do assign & transfer the…sum of two hundred pounds mentioned in the Order on the other hereof with the Tally of the same sum & date belonging there…all Interest now due thereupon, unto Francis Hall Esq’r of St. parish Westminster, & to his assigns.” Signed at the conclusion by Isaac Newton and Hopton Haynes, and countersigned by John Aubrey. Affixed to a larger sheet which also bears an engraved portrait of Newton. In very good to fine condition, with restored areas of paper loss along the side edges.

During this period, Newton was living in London and serving as master of the Royal Mint; Hopton Haynes was a theological writer and employee of the Mint. Newton took his duties quite seriously—he resigned from his position at Cambridge University to dedicate himself to the task of reforming Great Britain’s currency and punishing counterfeiters. A year earlier, he had overseen Britain’s transition from a silver standard to what was effectively its first gold standard. Newton would soon become embroiled in the infamous South Sea Company stock bubble, which resulted in the hasty gain and vicious loss of vast fortunes. A superb document from an important period of Newton’s life, boasting his complete, boldly penned signature. This document is especially rare and desirable for containing Newton’s full signature. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $2500

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The rare genius, Isaac Newton

91. Isaac Newton. English physicist, mathematician, and astronomer (1643–

1727), widely regarded as the most influential figure in the history of science, whose ideas and discoveries, including calculus, the laws of gravitation and motion, and observations on the nature of light and optics, earned him a place among the most profound geniuses in the history of mankind. Exceedingly rare and highly sought-after ink signature, “Is. Newton,” on an irregularly clipped off-white 2 x .5 slip. The signature is affixed to a slightly larger page. Handsomely cloth-matted and framed with a portrait to an overall size of 12 x 16.5. Scattered toning and soiling, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. Newton is extremely rare in any form, and this crisply penned signature represents a cornerstone piece for any collection. Starting Bid $1000

92. Nobel Prize Winners: Berkeley Experimental Physics Course. Unusually scarce circa 1950 mimeographed typed notes for the Physics 290 (Experimental Physics) course at University of California, Berkley, 142 pages, housed in a 9 x 11.5 hardcover binder. Within the binder are notes for three lectures by Nobel Prize winners: Emilio Segre (“Ionization Chambers”); Edwin McMillan (“General Accelerator Considerations”); and Luis Alvarez (“Linear Accelerators”). In fine condition. Accompanied by a custom-made clamshell presentation case. Starting Bid $200

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As director of the Institute for Advanced Study 93. Robert Oppenheimer. TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, The Institute for Advanced Study letterhead, December 6, 1949. Letter to Oliver Spaulding, in full: “Thank you very much for your great courtesy and kindness in sending to me the analysis of Metal and Thermit Corporation. I appreciated your report, and may say that I agree with the comments that are made. The matter of growth is a complex one to assess because the company is small and good yield depends on the accidents of individual decisions and individual initiative.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

94. Hans Christian Orsted. Danish physicist and chem-

ist (1777–1851) who discovered that electric currents create magnetic fields, which was the first connection found between electricity and magnetism. Very rare untranslated ALS in Danish, signed “H. C. Orsted,” one page, 5.25 x 7.25, October 3, 1834. In very good to fine condition, with a small stain, and light overall soiling. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

95. William Osler. Canadian-born physician and researcher (1849–1919) who was a founding professor of Johns Hopkins Hospital. ALS signed “Wm. Osler,” one page, 4.5 x 7, personal letterhead, October 7, [no year]. Letter to prominent British physician Sir William Broadbent, in part: “I am sending you a copy of the new edition of my textbook, which you will find much altered—one way or the other!” In fine condition. Precertified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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Important 1949 letter filled with physics formulas 96. Wolfgang Pauli.

Pioneer of quantum physics (1900–1958) who received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1945 after being nominated by Albert Einstein. ALS signed “W. Pauli,” two onionskin pages, 8.25 x 11.75, November 17, 1949. Letter to the eminent American physicist Joaquin M. Luttinger, in part (translated): “Jost told me about your letter on food questions and radical solutions and mass production in quantum electrodynamics. Only dealing with your spiritual starvation I have to put you a question today, as I want to hear the official answer of the ‘Dysonists’ [likely a reference to Freeman Dyson]: There is a difference of a factor Q in the definition of the vacuum-polarization between a) Pauli-Villars…and b) Feynmann or Jost-Luttinger (all in the e2-approximation). [There follow formulas for a) and b) plus an additional explanation]. Neither raised this question here in a discussion (shame on you and Jost, that you did not mention it to me earlier!) This is not due to any computational error, but it is a question of the interpretation of non-observable results…Therefore I think it of some interest. The result b) is always obtained if the S-matrix of real scattering process is computed (in contrast to additional currents). I hope to be received by you with enlightening remarks about it. (It is also interesting in this connection that Shafroth does not obtain any charge-renormalization in the Compton-effect). The problem to prove [formula] is still open. In my last letter to you and Jost (I am looking forward with great hopes to the continuation of your ‘symbiosis’) I was too quick in the discussion of the subtraction of the vacuum contribution in the e2-approximation one obtains for God knows now…[formulas]…Schafroth proved (with help of formulas contained in his doctor-thesis) that the numerators are equal, so that one can immediately…the result is negative. But it was not possible for us to guess the correct generalization of this to higher approximations in [Greek symbol]. Jost wants to resume this problem when he arrives in December. I leave on Tuesday and will arrive according to schedule on November 29th in New York with Mrs. Pauli. It was great fun to telephone with Oppe [J. Robert Oppenheimer?]. His voice sounded as if he had lost a couple of bets. (As the Washington administration made me miss the boat on Nov. 10th).” Pauli’s letter is followed by a letter in German in an unknown hand, signed “Roby.” In fine condition, with light creasing, and a short tear to blank top edge of the first page. An important letter between colleagues—Pauli had received the Nobel Prize four years earlier for his discovery of the exclusion principle, and Luttinger had made his noteworthy calculation of the anomalous magnetic moment of the electron in 1948. As part of the excellent scientific content, this letter references Pauli–Villars regularization, and the work of fellow Nobel laureate Richard Feynman. A marvelous piece of physics history. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $1000

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97. James Paget. Important English surgeon

and pathologist (1814–1899). ALS, one page both sides, 4.25 x 7, personal letterhead, October 29, 1891. In part: “I thank you very much for your kind congratulations and good wishes on my son’s appointment. You are exactly right in your sentiments that the happiness felt at a son’s success is greater than that felt at one’s own: the first impression of happiness may not be so but the abiding sense of it is certainly greater and I hope it will be more enduring.” In fine condition, with light edge toning to the first page. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

98. Jean Baptiste Perrin. French physicist (1870–1942) whose studies of the Brownian motion of particles suspended in liquids confirmed the atomic nature of matter; for this, he was awarded the 1926 Nobel Prize in Physics. Rare TLS in French, signed “Jean Perrin,” one page, 8.25 x 10.5, Ministere de l’Education Nationale letterhead, June 29, 1938. Untranslated letter regarding an application to the Centre National des Recherches Scientifiques. In fine condition, with some faint toning. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

99. Max Planck. Nobel Prize-winning German physicist (1858-1947) who pioneered the understanding of quantum theory. Untranslated ALS in German, signed “M. Planck,” one page both sides, 5.75 x 3.5, personal stationery card, November 1, 1937. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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Schrodinger, von Neumann, and others offer support for a Leverhulme Research Fellow

100. Physicists. Marvelous correspondence archive of physicist Marcus Campbell Goodall, containing ten letters addressed to him by six illustrious researchers from the ‘atomic age,’ including Nobel Prize-winning physicist Erwin Schrodinger, the acclaimed mathematician and polymath John von Neumann, mathematician and philosopher Norbert Wiener, renowned geometer W. V. D. Hodge, Nobel Prize-winning biochemist Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, and five letters from physicist and nuclear fission theorist Otto Robert Frisch. Covering a five-year window between July 1945 and July 1950, the bulk of the letters relate to Goodall’s educational pursuits, namely that of securing a Leverhulme Research Fellowship. The letters, in chronological order, are as follows: TLS from Erwin Schrodinger, one page, both sides, 8 x 10.25, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, School of Theoretical Physics, July 25, 1945, in part: “I gather, that you wish to apply for a scholarship at the Institute. You would have to make an application to the Board of the above School, whose next meeting is scheduled for early in October. Soon after that you would be intimated the decision. This would, in your case, depend mainly on the following. Send, addressed to me, some substantial part of the work you have done hitherto; 6 or 8 pages suffice, but it must be easily legible and understandable even to a theoretician who does not yet know a lot about it. If elliptic function theorems are involved in the work, they must be explained (I don’t mean proved!), since a physicist of today does not as a rule know much about them. I will judge from this little expose, whether I believe that your working at our School may serve a usefull purpose. The Board is likely

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to endorse my advice. Otherwise not much formality, just say in the application everything about yourself as regards curriculum and academic standing. Add testimonials if you like.” Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. The five TLSs from Otto Robert Frisch are each one page, 8 x 10, University of Cambridge, Department of Physics, dated from October 1948–February 1949. He discusses Goodall’s complex technical paper, suggests referees to review it (Dirac, von Neumann, Newman, Rosenfeld, Hodge), and offers advice for his application for the Leverhulme Research Fellowship. One of these letters, in part: “I have shown your revised paper to Dirac, but he is still reluctant to plough through all the mathematics. On the other hand, he feels that in order to make a good case for a Fellowship, one small concrete result is more important than all the methodical advances in the world. He therefore suggests that you should pick the chain of argument which leads to your derivation of the fine structure constant, and present that particular chain with an absolute minimum of other matter…The only other suitable person to referee your paper as a whole still seems to be von Neumann.” Another, in part: “In filling in the application I would urge you to be verbose. Brevity, to which you are inclined, is easily mistaken for arrogance. So tell them all about your early life and why you didn’t take a degree, what you did for the fatherland during the war, and in as plain and detailed terms as possible, what the research is you want the money for. Remember the assessors are human, and you have to be human to make an impression on them.”


TLS from John von Neumann, one page, 8.25 x 10.75, University of California, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, June 23, 1949, in part: “I am exceedingly glad to learn that you have obtained a Leverhulme fellowship and that you plan to come to Princeton in connection with this fellowship. I will be very glad to see you in Princeton. As you know I am somewhat tied up in various types of work, and I cannot devote as much time as I would like to fundamental problems in Quantum Theory with which you are concerned. I will, however, do my best to follow your work and to give you any help I can. I infer from your inquiry that you will want to apply for a membership at the Institute for Advanced Study. If this is the case I would suggest that you write the Secretary of the School of Mathematics with as little delay as possible. The admissions are made by the Direction on the recommendation of the school that is concerned. I will have an application blank sent to you from Princeton. I would suggest that in connection with your application you mention that you come with the Leverhulme fellowship, that you indicate the part mathematical, part quantum theoretical character of your work and that you mention your previous discussions with me. It will also be desirable, for administrative purposes, to have a letter of recommendation from Professor Frisch.” Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. TLS from Norbert Wiener, one page, 8.5 x 11, National Institute of Cardiology of Mexico, January 16, 1950, in part: “I am very much interested in getting in touch with you…I am much interested in the new relativistic quantum developments about which I know nothing, because they seem to me to contain at least a suggestion that the particles opposite to those familiar in physics, may in a certain sense be opposite in their time orientation to the ordinary particles. This may purely be phantasm, but if it is phantasm, I should like to see it demolished in competent hands.” Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. ALS from W. V. D. Hodge, one page, 8.5 x 11, Harvard University, Department of Mathematics, May 23, 1950, in part: “I should like to discuss with you some time the application of Hermitian and Kehler metrics to the Lie groups. Unfortunately, at the moment, I know too little about the group to say anything about them but whenever I find time—not for a

little yet, I fear—I should like to look into the problem. In my book ‘Harmonic Integrals’ I applied the idea of a harmonic integral to the main classes of groups, but I feel now that the treatment could be much improved, and it is possible that I might be able to include the exceptional groups…I shall be here for three or four weeks yet, after which I shall probably be travelling about, but I shall return for the Congress, which no doubt you will also be attending, and we may be able to discuss the matter then.” ALS from Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, one page, 8.25 x 11, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, postmarked July 2, 1950, in part: “Will you let me know the result of your talk with John von Neumann: whether you stay at Princeton or are available. I very much want to have you here and work with you.” Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. In overall fine condition. Accompanied by a two-page copy of one of Goodall’s highly technical research papers. Marcus Campbell Goodall (1914-1998) attended Balliol College, Oxford, but was dismissed before receiving his degree for some mischief involving an automobile. During World War II, he was summoned into service as an experimental officer to the British Admiralty Signals Establishment in the scientific and technical pools at Royal Fort, Bristol. Following the war, he joined the research staff of Marconi’s Wireless Telegraph Company in Essex where he authored two manuscripts, one entitled “New Foundations of Physical Field Theory” and the other “P-adic Statistics and Elementary Particles.” Both papers were rejected by the Physical Review and Reviews of Modern Physics for the same reasons that Einstein and Born gave. Goodall continued his work at several American universities and authored two books and numerous papers. A remarkable archive of scientific correspondence. Starting Bid $1000

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101. Simeon Poisson. French mathematician and physicist (1781–1840). Untranslated ALS in French, signed “Poisson,” one page both sides, 8 x 10, Universite de France letterhead, March 21, 1823. In fine condition, with writing showing through from opposing sides, and a red ballpoint annotation to the upper left corner. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

103. Francois-Vincent Raspail. French chemist, naturalist, and physician (1794–1878) who was one of the founders of the cell theory in biology. Untranslated ALS in French, signed “Raspail,” one page both sides, 4.5 x 6.75, August 9, 1833. In fine condition, with seal-related paper loss to the integral address leaf. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

102. William Ramsay. Scottish chemist (1852-1916) who

discovered the noble gases and won the 1904 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. ALS signed “W. Ramsay,” one page both sides, 5 x 8, University of London letterhead, December 5, 1908. Letter to Miss Taylor, in part: “A similar sample was sent me from Chile or Peru about a year ago. A Frenchman appears to have received one too; & in a late number of the Comptes rendus de l’Académie des Sciences, an investigation is described, in which it is stated to be due to the radioactivity of the soil & the air near it. It is suggested that this radioactivity is the cause of the large deposits of sodium nitrate—’Chili saltpetre—on the top of the Andes. Could you tell me if my special deposits are found near where your sample turned violet? Borax, or nitrates, or so-called ‘alkali’? It is said to be due to the manganese in the glass; but I think that doubtful, for under the influence of radium emanation all soda-glass turns violet, whether it contains manganese or not, apparently.” In fine condition, with a few light stains. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200 48 |

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104. Charles Richet. French physiologist (1850–1935) who

won the 1913 Nobel Prize in Medicine for his work in anaphylaxis, which led to advances in the treatment of allergies. ALS in French, one page, 6.75 x 8.25, personal letterhead, October 27, 1928. Untranslated letter regarding a charmingly illustrated fable. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200


Rontgen sends thanks “for the difficult-to-produce gold solution, which I had the chance to admire in the paraboloid condenser just yesterday” 105. Wilhelm Rontgen.

ALS in German, signed “W. C. Rontgen,” both sides of a 4.25 x 3.5 card, Physics Institute, University of Munich letterhead, February 22, 1916. Letter to a colleague. In full (translated): “Many thanks for the telephoto lens, but especially for the difficult-to-produce gold solution, which I had the chance to admire in the paraboloid condenser just yesterday. It will become a part of the collection along with its dedication label. And now I must beg your forgiveness for only today-and perhaps too late-getting around to informing you that I, of course, have no objection whatsoever if you wish to borrow the Institute’s phonic wheel for a little while. The reason why your request slipped my mind was simply that I have been having a bout of influenza that even kept me from setting foot out of the house for part of the time.” In fine condition. In 1900, just one year before receiving the first Nobel Prize in Physics ‘in recognition of the extraordinary services he has rendered by the discovery of the remarkable rays subsequently named after him,’ Wilhelm Rontgen accepted the Chair of the Physics department at the University of Munich, where he would remain for the next two decades. Despite his international celebrity, he remained a modest and reserved man, continuing his scientific inquiries into a broad area of subjects-from the influence of pressure on the refractive indices of various fluids, to the modification of planes of polarized light by electromagnetic influences, to variations in the functions of temperature and compressibility of water and other fluids. As he always had, Rontgen worked unassisted and built the majority of his apparatuses himself. The passion with which he thanks his colleague for materials and discusses lab equipment-from admiring gold solution “in the paraboloid condenser”(used to condense darkfields to bring items into focus), to graciously offering “the Institute’s phonic wheel” (for determining the frequency of tuning wheels)-makes this an excellent letter from the Nobel-winning physicist. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA. Starting Bid $300

106. Ernest Rutherford. New Zealand-born physicist and chemist (1871-

1937) who discovered the concept of radioactive half-life; he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1908. TLS signed “E. Rutherford,” one page, 8 x 10, Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge letterhead, July 9, 1927. In full: “I am very glad to hear that the friends of H. F. Osborn are arranging to celebrate his seventieth birthday. I have much pleasure in enclosing my signature to add to the resolution.” In fine condition, with a rusty paperclip impression to the top edge. Henry Fairfield Osborn was an American geologist, paleontologist, and eugenist, and the president of the American Museum of Natural History for 25 years. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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Double cue cards for the second Apollo 15 EVA—”Flown to the lunar surface aboard the lunar module ‘Falcon’” 107. Dave Scott’s Apollo 15 Flown Lunar Module Cue Card. Large flown

double-sided 10.5 x 16 cue card used inside the Lunar Module during preparations for the second EVA of Apollo 15, consisting of two cards which were taped together at the center, with one side headed “EVA 2 PREP” and the other headed “POST EVA 2,” signed and certified in blue ink, “Flown to the lunar surface aboard the lunar module ‘Falcon’ during Apollo 15, July 26–Aug 7, 1971. Dave Scott, Apollo 15 CDR.” This cue card was attached to the internal Alignment Optical Telescope (AOT) support bracket of the spacecraft by the taped upper tab during the EVA preparations and post-EVA periods. In fine condition, with cue cards neatly detached. From the personal collection of Dave Scott. Accompanied by a signed letter of provenance from Scott, in part: “I hereby certify that the large double-sided ‘EVA 2 Prep’ / ‘Post EVA 2’ Cue Card included with this letter was used on the lunar surface aboard the Falcon Lunar Module during Apollo 15...To facilitate use during the EVA preparations and post-EVA periods this cue card was attached to the internal AOT support bracket of the spacecraft by the tab taped to the top.” Scott describes the activities covered by the cue card, including preparing equipment, donning and checking the Portable Life Support System (PLSS), systems preparation, and donning the helmet and gloves. The reverse continues the preparation sequence, including suit pressure checks, cabin depressurization, and preparation for egress. The letter continues, “Due to the complexity and number of activities required for both performance and safety, the cue card replaced a detailed written checklist, and was essential to minimize the time required for all of the EVA-2 PREP tasks, which, excluding the prior donning of the space suits, required approximately two hours.” Two of the most significant lunar exploration results in the entire Apollo lunar program were discovered during the second EVA of Apollo 15. CDR Scott and LMP Jim Irwin recovered huge amounts of soil samples at Station 6 (Apennine Front) and Station 7 (Spur Crater), the latter being the site of two utterly unique lunar finds: the ‘Genesis Rock,’ a large sample composed primarily of anorthite and formed in the early stages of the solar system, at least four billion years ago; and the ‘green rock,’ which, almost 40 years later, was discovered to contain water molecules, findings that pointed to the existence of water deep beneath the moon’s surface. A fantastic flown cue card which was used inside the LM Falcon before and after this historic lunar excursion. Pre-certified Zarelli Space Authentication. Starting Bid $1000

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Long “Orbit Monitor Chart” mapping the lunar surface, carried on Apollo 15 108. Dave Scott’s Apollo 15 Flown Lunar Orbit Monitor Chart. Dave Scott’s flown lunar

orbit monitor chart carried to the moon during the Apollo 15 mission, folded to 10.5 x 8, signed and flightcertified on the first plate in blue felt tip, “Flown to the lunar surface aboard the Lunar Module ‘Falcon’ during Apollo 15, July 26–Aug 7, 1971, Dave Scott, Apollo 15 CDR.” The chart is comprised of 18 map plates taped together at the center, which if detached and unfolded would measure over 12 feet long. The chart was used for lunar landmark identification while in orbit and is labeled on the first panel, “Orbit Monitor Chart, Apollo 15, July 26, 1971, SKB 32100115-384, S/N 1002, 1st Edition May 3, 1971.” The landing site near Hadley rille is shown on panel 15. In fine condition. From the personal collection of Dave Scott. Accompanied by a signed letter of authenticity from Scott, in part: “I hereby certify that the Apollo 15 Lunar Module ‘Orbit Monitor Chart’ (OMC) is from my personal collection and was flown aboard the Lunar Module Falcon during Apollo 15... This chart was used in lunar orbit... for lunar landmark identification and verification of LM positions above the surface (groundtrack) prior to the lunar landing. It consists of 18 numbered printed B&W photographic panels, each 10.5˝ x 8˝, all taped together to provide a continuous map. Each panel shows approximately 5500 square miles of the moon’s surface, the total area of the maps covers the sunlit portion of the near-side of the Moon prior to descent and landing. An example of the information provided can be illustrated in panel 1 (containing the legend box). The Apollo 15 site was located on the Moon at 26 deg N, 4 deg E. Therefore as the Moon rotated under the A-15 orbit, the ground track moved from North to South, that is the ground track moves SSE due to the inclination of the orbit at 25 deg north. The groundtrack for certain revolutions is shown on the maps as vertical white lines...The left side of the panel shows the countdown in minutes (as the LM flies from east to west) prior to reaching the orbital position over the landing site (Panel 15), after which the count increases in minutes up until reaching the eastern edge (limb) of the Moon. Longitude and latitude are shown numerically and in black lines on each panel. A scale of distance on the surface (in nautical miles) is shown on the left of the panel...This LM ‘Orbit Monitor Chart’ (OMC) has been in my personal collection since NASA presented it to me upon our return to Earth.” An impressive and important flown piece.Pre-certified Zarelli Space Authentication. Starting Bid $1000

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Rendezvous chart book carried on the LM ‘Falcon’ 109. Dave Scott’s Apollo 15 Flown Rendezvous Chart Book. Spectacular

complete ring-bound Lunar Module rendezvous chart book carried on the Apollo 15 mission, 8.5 x 10.5, nine doublesided light cardstock pages, signed and flight-certified on the front cover in blue felt tip, “Flown to the lunar surface aboard the Lunar Module ‘Falcon’ during Apollo 15, July 26–Aug 7, 1971, Dave Scott, Apollo 15 CDR.” The front cover reads: “Apollo 15, LM Rendezvous Charts, Part No. SKB32100116-392, S/N 1001.” Each of the checklist’s pages are dated in the upper border, April 21, 1971, and tabbed with a descriptive label, including: “CSI Backup Nominal Ascent,” “CDH Backup Nominal Ascent,” “TPI Backup Direct Ascent,” “TPI Backup Dir Asc Tweak,” “Midcourse Logging,” “First Midcourse,” and “Second Midcourse.” In fine condition. From the personal collection of Dave Scott. Accompanied by a signed letter of provenance from Scott, in part: “I hereby certify that the ‘LM Rendezvous Charts’ book included with this letter was flown aboard the Lunar Module (LM) ‘Falcon’ during the first extended scientific exploration of the Moon, Apollo 15…This 18 page book contains detailed charts and graphs as backup calculations for both the ‘Nominal Ascent’ rendezvous maneuver sequence…and the ‘Direct Ascent’ maneuver sequence…each major maneuver is tabbed on the right edge of the checklist to enable rapid access. Rendezvous of the LM from the surface of the Moon to the Command and Service Module (CSM) in lunar orbit was essential for both mission success and crew return. These charts provide a third tier of rendezvous calculations as back up and/or replacement maneuvers in the event of failure of either or both the Primary Guidance, Navigation and Control Systems (‘pings’) or the Abort Guidance System (AGS). After LM launch from the surface, the Nominal Ascent sequence consisted of three major maneuvers to achieve a position of stationkeeping with the CSM (‘CSI,’ ‘CDH,’ and ‘TPI’). As a result of experience during Gemini and Apollos 9–12 as well as many simulations, the shorter and more efficient Direct Ascent technique was used on Apollo 15. Direct Ascent eliminated both CSI and CDH, and proceed directly to the final TPI maneuver, thus reducing both the time and LM propellant required for rendezvous by 2 hours… and increased surface time by the 2 hours. However, should the Direct Ascent be unavailable for any reason, the charts would also provide backup calculations for the additional CSI and CDH maneuvers in the Nominal Ascent technique.” A fantastic flown piece directly from the Apollo 15 commander’s personal collection.re-certified Zarelli Space Authentication. Starting Bid $1000

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110. Dave Scott’s Apollo 15 Gold Medallion. Dave Scott’s unflown

14K gold Apollo 15 medallion, measuring 25 mm in diameter and weighing 11 gm, with a beautiful color rendering of the Apollo 15 emblem on the front, engraved on the reverse, “#9, This [went, struck through and etched ‘unflown’] to the moon on Apollo 15, Dave Scott, CDR. A/15.” Stamped “14K” at the bottom. In fine condition. Accompanied by a signed letter of provenance from Scott, in part: “I hereby certify that the Apollo 15 gold medallion (14k) included with this letter is from my personal collection and was prepared by Rockwell International as a memento of their Command and Service Module (CSM) spacecraft ‘Endeavour,’ which completed Apollo 15, the first extended scientific exploration of the Moon, July 26–August 7, 1971. The front of this 25mm gold medallion shows the Apollo 15 mission insignia in colored enamel on the gold background...This medal was excluded from the Apollo manifest due to overall mission weight limitations; therefore as indicated in the engraving on the reverse side it did not go to the Moon.” From the personal collection of Dave Scott. Starting Bid $200

From the South Pole to the Moon

111. Dave Scott’s Apollo 15 Lunar Orbit and South Pole Flown Flag. Flown 5.75 x 4 American flag carried to the

South Pole from January 9–15, 1970, and then flown to lunar orbit aboard the Command Module Endeavor during the Apollo 15 mission from July 26–August 7, 1971, signed by Dave Scott with his first initial on the bottom white stripe in blue ink, “D,” adding, “SP, A-15.” In fine condition. Accompanied by a signed letter of provenance from Scott, in part: “I hereby certify that the United States flag included with this letter…was carried to the South Pole, Antarctica…and then flown in lunar orbit for six days aboard the CSM Endeavor during Apollo 15…The symbol ‘SP’ means that the flag was carried in my pocket to the South Pole…and ‘A-15’ means that during Apollo 15 this flag was carried aboard the Command and Service Module (CSM) Endeavor…This is one of only several unique flags that have made the journey to both the South Pole of the Earth and the orbit of the Moon.” Flags carried on any Apollo mission are highly desirable, with this particular flag making an extra trip to Earth’s southernmost point during Scott’s 1970 NASA research trip to Antarctica. From the personal collection of Dave Scott. Starting Bid $1000

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“Carried to the lunar surface aboard Apollo 15”— an American flag from the LMP

190. Apollo 15 Lunar Surface-Flown Flag. Fantastic flown American flag carried to the lunar surface on Apollo 15, 6.25 x 4, signed and flight-certified in black felt tip, “Carried to the lunar surface aboard Apollo 15, Dave Scott,” and initialed and dated in the lower right in ballpoint, “DRS Aug. 71.” Includes a signed letter of provenance from Scott, in part: “This silk United States Flag was purchased by me prior to the flight of Apollo 15 and carried by me in my PPK to the lunar surface aboard the LM Falcon which landed on the Moon.” Matted and framed together to an overall size of 15.5 x 24. In fine condition. A marvelous display featuring a superb, astronaut-certified example of one of the most desired flown formats. Pre-certified Zarelli Space Authentication. Starting Bid $2500

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Carried for 74 orbits around the moon

112. Dave Scott’s Apollo 15 Lunar Orbit-Flown Flag.

Desirable flown American flag carried into lunar orbit aboard the Command Module Endeavor during the Apollo 15 mission, 6.25 x 4, signed in the lower right corner in blue ballpoint by Dave Scott with his first initial, “D,” adding, “A-15 CSM Aug. 71.” In fine condition. Accompanied by a signed letter of provenance from Scott, in part: “I hereby certify that the small United States flag…included with this letter is from my personal collection and was flown in lunar orbit for six days aboard the Command and Service Module (CSM), Endeavor, during Apollo 15, July 26–August 7, 1971.” Flown with CMP Al Worden during the Endeavor’s six days in lunar orbit, this exceptional flag orbited the moon a total of 74 times, and now exists as a patriotic extension of one of the Apollo program’s most scientifically rewarding missions. From the personal collection of Dave Scott. Starting Bid $500

Striking mid-sized American flag, carried into lunar orbit on the CSM Endeavor

113. Dave Scott’s Apollo 15 Lunar Orbit-Flown MidSized Flag. Supremely desirable mid-sized flown American

flag carried into lunar orbit on Apollo 15, 11.5 x 7.5, signed in the lower right corner in blue ballpoint by Dave Scott with his first initial, “D,” adding, “A-15, CSM Aug. ‘71.” In fine condition, with a central vertical fold, and a fold to the upper right corner. Accompanied by a signed letter of provenance from Scott, in part: “I hereby certify that the medium United States flag…is from my personal collection and was flown aboard the Command and Service Module (CSM) Endeavor in lunar orbit for six days during Apollo 15, July 26–August 7, 1971…After orbiting the Moon for a day in preparation for the landing, Jim Irwin and I landed the lunar module ‘Falcon’ on the Moon between Hadley Rille and the Apennine Mountains…During the three days we were on the Moon, Al Worden flew the ‘Endeavor’ solo in lunar orbit…The ‘Falcon’ remained on the lunar surface for 66 hours and 54 minutes, after which we launched and completed a direct rendezvous…docking with the Command and Service Module (CSM) ‘Endeavor’ in lunar orbit, after which we spent two more days in lunar orbit conducting scientific experiments and photography…This Apollo 15 medium United States Flag has been in my personal collection since returning to Earth.” A fine example of one of the most highly sought flown formats. From the personal collection of Dave Scott. Starting Bid $1000

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Surface-flown ‘Sieger’ cover from the personal collection of Commander Dave Scott 114. Dave Scott’s Apollo 15 Lunar Surface-Flown Sieger Cover.

Sought-after flown Apollo 15 ‘Sieger’ postal cover carried to the lunar surface aboard the LM Falcon, numbered 52/400 [hand-corrected], signed in the lower left corner in black felt tip by Dave Scott, Al Worden, and Jim Irwin. The reverse is marked in ballpoint with NASA serial number “049.” The cover retains its Apollo 15 informational insert. Includes a onepage typed notarized certification, signed “Alfred M. Worden,” “David R. Scott,” and “James B. Irwin,” dated July 19, 1983, reading, in part: “Postal covers were carried aboard the Apollo 15 Mission, which postal covers were stamped and postmarked at Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on the date of the launch, July 26, 1971, and carried aboard the Apollo 15 Spacecraft during the entire term of the Mission, to include landing on the moon, and were returned to the Earth at the termination of the Mission on August 7, 1971…The postal covers were in the possession of one or more of the undersigned until 1972, at which time they were deposited with the United States Government…The undersigned have this date inspected Postal Cover No. 52, bearing NASA Serial No. 049, and aver, affirm and certify that said Postal Cover is a cover which was carried aboard the United States Lunar Mission—Apollo 15.” All three crew members have also added their initials to a small correction in the text. In fine condition. Accompanied by a letter of provenance signed by Scott, in part: “I hereby certify that the post cover No. 52 included with this letter was carried to the lunar surface aboard the Lunar Module Falcon during the three-day Apollo 15 extended scientific exploration of the Hadley Apennine region of the Moon, July 26–August 7, 1971…As was common practice on Apollo missions, postal covers and medallions were carried aboard the spacecraft as mementoes. Because of the increase mass of equipment to be carried by the Apollo 15 lunar module (including the Lunar Rover), I was informed by my supervisor, Donald Slayton, that only half the number of medallions previously carried would be allowed on Apollo 15. During the same period of preflight training, Slayton introduced the crew to his friend H. Walter Eiermann, a public relations specialist…Eiermann was friends with many of the astronauts, and through a German philately dealer, Herman E. Sieger, had been paying fees to astronauts for signing blocks of stamps…Eiermann suggested to the crew that they sign and carry 400 postal covers on the mission as lightweight mementoes. The covers would be provided by Sieger, 100 of which would be for Eiermann and Sieger, and 300 to be divided among the crew (a fee was also offered, but eventually declined)…Due to an oversight by NASA personnel, the covers were not listed on the official stowage list for the mission… Several months after the mission, the Endeavor covers began to appear in the marketplace for sale; and several months later Sieger advertised his 100 covers for sale. Both matters appeared in the media which offered confusing reports on the origin, ownership and distribution of the covers. When the situation came to NASA’s attention, NASA impounded all of the crew’s 359 covers…The covers were deposited in the National Archives with each cover being numbered by the National Archives for record (being different numbers from those on the covers)… Subsequent investigation by the Department of Justice concluded (December 1978) that the covers had not been smuggled on board the spacecraft and that the crew was not subject to any criminal act. In February 1983, the crew brought legal action against NASA for return of the covers. A settlement was reached quickly and on July 19, 1983, NASA returned the covers to the crew in a private meeting at the National Archives…After being returned by NASA, I retained this cover for my personal space collection.” From the personal collection of Dave Scott. Pre-certified Zarelli Space Authentication. Starting Bid $1000

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Secret pouch worn for 18 hours on the lunar surface

115. Dave Scott’s Apollo 15 Lunar Surface-Worn OPS Internal Structural Plate. Lunar surface–used internal

support bracket for the Oxygen Purge System worn by one of the Apollo 15 astronauts, 7.5 x 4, featuring a secret beta cloth pouch glued inside which was used to carry souvenir flags during his three lunar EVAs. In the event of PLSS (Personal Life Support System) failure, the Oxygen Purge System served as a backup air supply that could provide 30 minutes of breathing oxygen to the crewman. It was mounted on top of the PLSS backpack directly behind the astronaut’s head. In fine condition. Accompanied by a detailed signed letter of provenance from Dave Scott, in part: “I hereby certify that the OPS Internal Support Bracket…with the attached beta-cloth Flag Package included with this letter was mounted inside an Oxygen Purge System (OPS) for three days of EVA excursions during Apollo 15, the first extended scientific exploration of the Moon, July 26–August 7, 1971. During the Apollo era, it was not unusual for engineers or technicians to secretly hide souvenir items in some part of the spacecraft or flight equipment before launch to be recovered after the mission…Several weeks after Apollo 15, this OPS bracket and Flag Package were shown to me by NASA senior management. Some of the small US flags…that had been extracted from the Package were also available. According to management, a member of the JSC Crew Systems Division (CSD) had prepared the flags and secretly stowed them in the beta cloth package…This was apparently unknown to anybody else until the OPS was disassembled after the mission…I was given the OPS Bracket and Package and a small number of flags…I presented some of the flags I was given to people who had made significant contributions to Apollo…This OPS Internal Bracket and mounted Flag Package have been in my personal collection since presented to me by senior management.” During their three Apollo 15 EVAs, Dave Scott and Jim Irwin logged over 18 hours on the lunar surface, traveling 17.3 miles in the Lunar Roving Vehicle. This bracket was an integral component of the OPS, which was worn any time the astronaut was outside of the Lunar Module and served as a critical piece of safety equipment for survival on the lunar surface. The story behind its unexpected use as a carrier for souvenir flags adds to this item’s significance. A simply spectacular piece of surfaceused hardware. From the personal collection of Dave Scott. Pre-certified Zarelli Space Authentication. Starting Bid $5,000

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Museum-quality display featuring a flag and license plate carried on the lunar surface

116. Dave Scott’s Apollo 15 Surface-Flown Flag and License Plate Display. Extraordinary limited edition

flown flag and lunar rover license plate display, numbered 2/10, featuring a small 2.75 x 1.5 Beta cloth American flag and miniature 1.3 x .8 LRV license plate, both carried on the lunar surface for three days by Commander Dave Scott during Apollo 15. Displayed with a satin-finish 5.75 x 4 photo of Scott on the LRV, signed in silver ink, “Dave Scott, Apollo 15 CDR.” The three are archivally matted and framed together with descriptive plaques to an overall size of 13.75 x 16.75. In fine condition. Accompanied by a signed letter of provenance from Scott, also numbered 2/10, describing in detail the history of each piece. In part: “I hereby certify that the small beta-cloth US flag…was carried inside a beta-cloth package mounted on an internal structural bracket of an Apollo 15 Oxygen Purge System (OPS) for three days of EVA excursions during Apollo 15, the first extended exploration of the Moon, July 26–August 7, 1971. The OPS, including this small beta cloth US flag, was attached to the top of the Portable Life Support System (PLSS) on the lunar surface such that in the event of a PLSS failure, the OPS flow provides 30 minutes of breathing

oxygen to the crewman…Several weeks after Apollo 15, this OPS Bracket and Flag Package were shown to me by NASA senior management. According to management, a member of the JSC Crew Systems Division (CSD) had prepared the flags and secretly stowed them…I was given the OPS bracket and package of flags… The miniature metal Lunar Rover license plate, ‘LRV 001’… was carried on Apollo Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) No. 1 for three days of surface exploration…In commemoration of the first use of the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV), the first vehicle to be driven on another world, I designed and had produced this small LRV-001 license plate for use as a presentation memento after our mission to the Moon. This license plate was carried in a pocket of my Apollo A7L-B EVA Spacesuit as we drove ‘LRV-001’ 27.76 km across the Hadley Apennine region of the Moon during approximately 19 hours of three lunar surface EVAs…This small OPS flag and this Lunar Rover #1 license plate have been in my personal collection since we returned from the Moon.” An absolutely magnificent limited edition display boasting two historic flown artifacts. Pre-certified Zarelli Space Authentication. Starting Bid $2500

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117. Dave Scott’s Apollo 9 Flown Mission Patch. Flown

embroidered Apollo 9 mission patch, measuring 3.5″ in diameter, signed and flight-certified on the reverse in blue felt tip, “Flown aboard Apollo 9, Dave Scott, CMP.” In fine condition. Accompanied by a signed letter of provenance from Scott, in part: “I hereby certify that the Apollo 9 patch included with this letter was flown aboard Apollo 9, March 3–13, 1969… This Apollo 9 patch has been in my personal collection since we returned from the mission.” A desirable flown example of the Apollo 9 insignia, the design of which represents the orbits of the CSM and LM during their rendezvous maneuvers. From the personal collection of Dave Scott.Pre-certified Zarelli Space Authentication. Starting Bid $200

From the personal collection of the Apollo 9 CMP

118. Dave Scott’s Apollo 9 Flown Robbins Medal. Dave Scott’s flown sterling silver Apollo 9 Robbins medal with a raised design of the mission insignia on the face, approximately 1˝ in diameter, engraved with the mission dates on the reverse, “March 3–13, 1969,” encircled by the names of the astronauts in raised text. The medal is serial numbered “7” and includes its original matching case, with the foam material inside having disintegrated completely (as is typical). Condition is mint state, with some light tarnishing. Accompanied by a signed letter of provenance from Scott, in part: “I hereby certify that the Apollo 9 silver medallion number ‘7’ included with this letter is from my personal collection and was flown aboard Apollo 9, March 3-13, 1969. I was Command Module Pilot on Apollo 9…Specific numbered medallions could be requested at the time of the order. After the mission, the Astronaut Office distributed the medallions accordingly. I specifically requested the Apollo 9 number ‘7’ included with this letter.” From the personal collection of Dave Scott. Starting Bid $300

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“First to dock in space”—flown medallion from Gemini 8 119. Dave Scott’s Gemini 8 Flown Fliteline Medallion. Dave Scott’s gold-plated Fliteline medallion flown aboard the Gemini 8 mission, approximately 1˝ in diameter, with a raised insignia of the mission on the front, and the reverse engraved, “First to dock in space. 16, March, 1966.” Includes the original plastic case (with disintegrated foam liner). Exhibits heavy tarnishing to the reverse. Accompanied by a signed letter of provenance from Scott, in part: “I hereby certify that the gold-finish Gemini VIII medallion included with this letter was flown aboard the Gemini VIII mission on March 16, 1966...I was Pilot on Gemini VIII, with Neil Armstrong as Commander, the first docking in space and the second rendezvous in space.” After completing the world’s first orbital docking, the Gemini VIII capsule, still docked to the Agena, began to roll. The crew undocked from the Agena and determined the problem to be a stuck thruster on the spacecraft, which now tumbled at the dizzying rate of one revolution per second. Armstrong and Scott used the capsule’s reentry control thrusters to stop the motion, an emergency decision that forced them to end their mission just ten hours after launch. From the personal collection of Dave Scott. Starting Bid $300

The Apollo 15 CDR’s “230” Skylab 1 Robbins

120. Dave Scott’s Skylab 1 Robbins Medal. Unflown sterling silver Skylab 1

Robbins medal, approximately 1.25˝ in diameter, with a raised design of the mission insignia on the face, and engraved on the reverse with the Skylab launch date of May 14, 1973, the crew launch date of May 25, 1973, and the crew return date of June 22, 1973. The medal is serial numbered “230” on the rim and includes its original matching case. Condition is mint state. Accompanied by a signed letter of provenance from Dave Scott, in part: “I hereby certify that the Skylab I sterling silver medallion number ‘230’ included with this letter...represented the first mission to the United States’ first space station, Skylab...I specifically requested the Skylab 1 number ‘230’ included with this letter which has been in my personal collection since returning to Earth.” Scott requested number 230 to have a consistent collection and the number represented a Mercedes 230SL for which he had aspirations. From the personal collection of Dave Scott. Pre-certified Zarelli Space Authentication. Starting Bid $200

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Seaborg cites names like Einstein, Hahn, Rutherford, and Heisenberg as pioneers of science 121. Glenn Seaborg. TLS signed “Glenn T. Seaborg,” one page, 8.5 x 11,

Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory letterhead, October 18, 1990. Letter to James R. Berland, in part: “In this category I would mention the conception of the special theory and the general theory of relativity by Albert Einstein, the discovery of the nuclear fission of uranium by Otto Hahn and Fritz Strassmann, the conceptualization of the nucleus of the atom by Lord Rutherford, the conceptualization of quantum mechanics by a number of people including Heisenberg, Schroedinger, and Durac, and a number of discoveries in the biological field illustrated by the discovery of DNA by Crick and Watson, and Pauling.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

122. Glenn Seaborg. Handwritten draft by Seaborg on both

sides of a yellow 8.5 x 11 notebook sheet, signed within the title, “My hopes for precollege science education in the year 2001 by Glenn T. Seaborg,” dated September 1990, with a brief note at the conclusion addressed to “Ms. Messaline,” in full: “I am enclosing a response to your request of August 31, 1990 for possible inclusion in your special feature on ‘Science Education in the Year 2001.’” The draft, in part: “Instruction in science will have a serious start as early as preschool with a basic core curriculum beginning in the 7th grade and extending through high school. Students will study biology, chemistry, physics and earth sciences each year, concentrating on phenomenological studies in the 7th and 8th grades, empirical studies in the 9th and 10th grades and theoretical studies in the 11th and 12th grades.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA. Starting Bid $200

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123. Emilio Segre. Italian-American physicist (1905–1989) who discovered the antiproton, worked as a group leader for the Manhattan Project, and won the 1959 Nobel Prize in Physics. Untranslated ALS in Italian, one page, 5.5 x 8.5, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei letterhead, January 5, 1962. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200


124. Werner von Siemens. German inventor and industrialist (1816–1892) whose name has been adopted as the SI unit of electrical conductance, the siemens; he was also the founder of the electrical and telecommunications company Siemens. ALS in German, signed “Dr. W. Siemens,” one page both sides, 5.5 x 8.75, December 8, 1885. Letter to Paul Lindau, declining to make a regular contribution and explaining the reasons. Lindau was the founder and editor of the well-known monthly Nord und Süd. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

125. Solvay Conference: 1911. Fan-

tastic original vintage glossy 11.75 x 9.25 silver gelatin photo of the first Solvay Conference, captioned “Conseil de Physique Solvay, Bruxelles 1911,” depicting the famous attendees at the Hotel Metropole, including: Ernest Solvay, Albert Einstein, Hendrik Lorentz, Henri Poincaré, Marie Curie, Max Planck, Ernest Rutherford, and others. AGFA watermarks on the reverse date the photo to circa 1924. In fine condition, with a light bend to the lower right border. Hosted in Brussels in the autumn of 1911, the historic first Solvay Conference convened on the subject of ‘the theory of radiation and quanta.’ The success of the conference led Belgian industrialist Ernest Solvay to found the International Solvay Institutes for Physics and Chemistry, which continues to host series of conferences and workshops that bring together renowned scientists. The establishment of these historic conferences is considered a turning point in the history of physics. Starting Bid $200

126. SamuelAuguste Tissot. Swiss phy-

sician (1728– 1797) known for his studies of migraines, masturbation, and nervous diseases. Untranslated LS in French, signed “Tissot,” one page, 4.25 x 7.75, February 12, 1797. In very good to fine condition, with a trimmed right edge, and seal-related paper loss to the integral address leaf. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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128. John Tyndall. Promi-

127. John Tyndall. Signed book: On Radiation: The ‘Rede’ Lecture, Delivered in the Senate-house Before the University of Cambridge on Tuesday, May 16, 1865. London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts & Green, 1865. Stiff softcover, 4.75 x 7.25, 62 pages. Neatly signed and inscribed on the half-title page in ink to Nobel Prize-winning physicist Henri Becquerel, “Mons’r Becquerel, homage of the Author.” A “Librairie Alain Brieux” label is affixed inside the front cover. Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG+/None, with sunning and light rubbing to spine. Starting Bid $200

nent physicist (1820–1893) known for his study of diamagnetism and his realms of infrared radiation and the physical properties of air. ALS, one page, 4.5 x 7, blindstamped Royal Institution of Great Britain letterhead, April 9, [no year]. In part: “Many thanks…for your friendly note. The world has been more kind to me in relation to this matter than I could have had any notion of.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

Von Neumann hopes to honor Hadamard 129. John von Neumann. Mathematician (1903–1957) who

made contributions to nearly every technical field and made major strides in game theory, nuclear physics, and computer science. In the realm of computing, von Neumann is considered as important as Ada Lovelace and Alan Turing. Extremely rare TLS, one page, 8 x 10.5, United States Atomic Energy Commission letterhead, January 30, 1956. Letter to Henri Corbiere, in full: “I am very sorry that I will not be able to answer your whole world inquiry at this time, entitled ‘Homage to French Mathematician Jacques Hadamard, for its 90th Birthday.’ I have been hospitalized for several weeks, and I expect it will be several more weeks before I can get back to my office. If I get back to my office in time, I will be very happy to participate in the homage.” In fine condition. An interesting letter connecting two of the great mathematicians of the 20th century, which stands as a supremely rare piece from one of the foremost thinkers of the atomic age. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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The discoverer of the Wigner effect 130. Eugene Wigner. Hungarian-American theoretical physicist, engineer and mathematician (1902–1995) who received half of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1963 ‘for his contributions to the theory of the atomic nucleus and the elementary particles, particularly through the discovery and application of fundamental symmetry principles.’ Four items: a TLS, signed “Eugene P. Wigner,” one page, Palmer Physical Laboratory, July 10, 1965, addressed to Tina Levitan, forwarding biographical information for a book, in part: “Perhaps I ought to tell you that, even though I come on my mother’s side from my Jewish ancestors, my father was not Jewish,” adding in his own hand, “as far as I know”; an ALS, signed “E. P. Wigner,” one page, January 20, 1978, addressed to Mr. Sutherland, in part: “I was never in Los Alamos during the war. In Oak Ridge, I was supposed to assume the name Warner and got through the first gate with that name but at the next one, I was told ‘We do not go in to such nonsense, here is a badge with your true name’”; an ALS, signed “E. P. Wigner,” one page, University of Wisconsin letterhead, May 23, 1979, addressed to Dr. Marcus, in part: “Some of the criticism of the Rasmussen report seems to have a valid basis. Accurate numbers for tiny probabilities of future events do not have a realistic basis. However, as far [as] the conclusions are concerned, most of us agree with him”; and three pages of handwritten lecture notes for the “City College of New York,” unsigned, dated October 13, 1976, which begins: “Events, laws of nature, invariance principles, subject rather general, in fact semiphilosophical. Most what I discuss is not my contribution. Three concepts: 1. Events…2. Laws of nature…3. Symmetries.” Also includes a carbon copy of a typed letter to Leo Szilard, dated May 28, 1963, and a packet of sheets featuring Wigner’s statement on the Three Mile Island accident, with a few handwritten emendations. In overall fine condition. Starting Bid $200

131. Wilhelm Wundt. German physician, physiologist, and philosopher (1832–1920) known as one of the founding figures of modern psychology. Uncommon untranslated ALS in German, signed “Dr. W. Wundt,” one page, 5.5 x 8.5, 1884. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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132. Apple: Ronald Wayne

133. Astronomers

134. Vint Cerf

135. James W. Christy

136. Cyrus W. Field

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space USAF and NASA fund the Advanced Launch System 164. Apollo Advanced Launch Systems Model. Scarce vintage 1:100 scale model of

an Advanced Launch System (ALS) created by Rockwell International. The model measures 25˝ tall, and features red NASA and dark blue USAF lettering to upper and lower stages. The model is set upon a circular wooden base, 7.75˝ in diameter, with affixed plate: “1/100, Advanced Launch Systems, Rockwell International.” Includes its original 28 x 24 x 12 shipping suitcase, with “521” stenciled to top and bottom, and a color 11 x 14 Rockwell International poster of the ALS. In fine condition, with trivial scuffs to lower stage; the suitcase is in fine working order. The Advanced Launch System was a joint United States Air Force and National Aeronautics and Space Administration funded effort that operated from 1987 to 1990. The program’s aim to develop a flexible, modular, heavy-lift, high rate space launch vehicle that could deliver payloads into Earth orbit at a tenth the cost of existing boosters. Starting Bid $300

Signed by 21 Apollo astronauts, including the complete Apollo 11 crew 165. Apollo Astronauts. Impressive poster entitled ‘Teammates in Mankind’s Greatest Adventure’ produced by National Geographic in 1973, 33.75 x 22.75, signed in felt tip and ballpoint by 21 Apollo astronauts, including: Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins, Al Shepard, Alan Bean, Charles Conrad, James Lovell, Fred Haise, Stu Roosa, Dave Scott, Jim Irwin, Al Worden, Charlie Duke, Gene Cernan, Harrison Schmitt, Ron Evans, Wally Schirra, Donn Eisele, Walt Cunningham, Jim McDivitt, and Tom Stafford. Handsomely mounted, matted, and framed to an overall size of 46 x 35. In very good condition, with heavy intersecting folds, moderate overall creasing, a small area of paper loss at one of the fold intersections, and Shepard’s signature written across Armstrong’s autograph. Accompanied by a printout of a photo of Armstrong taken at the time of signing, as well as certified mail return receipts for the poster from Bean (signed), Worden (signed), Duke (signed), Conrad, Schirra, and Lovell. Pre-certified Zarelli Space Authentication. Starting Bid $200

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Berezovoy on his 211 consecutive days in space 166. Anatoly Berezovoy. Soviet

cosmonaut (1942–2014) who flew as Commander on Soyuz T-5 on the first mission to the Salyut 7 space station; he served as the Deputy President of Russian Space Federation from 1992 to 1999. Lengthy handwritten manuscript in Cyrillic by cosmonaut Anatoly Berezovoy, three pages, 7.5 x 11.25, no date. Untranslated manuscript detailing Berezovoy’s time as the launching crew commander aboard the Soyuz T-5 and then as the landing crew commander aboard the Soyuz T-7, returning to Earth after 211 days and nine hours. Signed at the conclusion by Berezovoy. In fine condition. Provenance: Sotheby’s, January 2004. Pre-certified Zarelli Space Authentication. Starting Bid $200

167. Cosmonauts. Impressive collection of 51 items signed

by dozens of cosmonauts, predominately consisting of philatelic covers plus a few signed cards, many multi-signed, dating from the 1960s to 1990s. The wonderful collection includes the signatures of many of the greatest heroes of the Soviet space program, including Gherman Titov (second manned orbital flight), Valentina Tereshkova (first woman in space), Georgy Shonin (651 total days in space), Vladimir Komarov (first space death), Alexei Leonov (first spacewalker), and dozens of others, many in multiple examples. Of the early cosmonauts, only Gagarin, as well as Patsayev and Dobrovolsky (both killed in the Soyuz 11 disaster), are absent. Five of the postal covers were flown in space, aboard Soyuz 28, 37, 39, 40 (all to the Salyut 6 space station) and TM-18 (to Mir). In overall fine condition. Starting Bid $200

168. Cosmonauts. Vintage glossy 6.25 x 4.5 photo of three famed Soyuz cosmonauts seated in their military uniforms, signed in the lower border in green felt tip by Viktor Gorbatko, in black felt tip by Anatoly Filipchenko, and in red felt tip by Vladislav Volkov. In very good to fine condition, with creasing to the left side. Volkov is one of the three crew members who died during the tragic Soyuz 11 mission. Pre-certified Zarelli Space Authentication. Starting Bid $200

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169. Saturn IB. Vintage

1:96 scale engineering model of the Saturn 1B rocket designed by the Graphic Engineering and Models Division at the George C. Marshall Space Center. The model stands approximately 29.5˝ tall, and features the first two stages, the payload section, with window for viewing small lunar module, and the escape tower. The model is set on a 5.5 x 5.5 x .75 wooden base with affixed plate and small figurine. Includes a custom foam-lined 16.5 x 13 x 7 suitcase from B & W International. In very good to fine condition, with slight scuffing and some crackling to paint, lower fins slightly loose, and two small missing parts to service module section; the lunar module ascent stage has been restored. From the personal collection of longtime NASA photojournalist Andrew ‘Pat’ Patnesky. The actual Saturn IB rocket stood 224 feet tall. It had two stages that are clearly marked on this model. It utilized eight liquid-fuel engines in its first stage and one liquid-fuel engine in its second. Altogether, there were nine of them launched—all successfully. A seldom seen, exceptional early 1960s replica of the imposing Saturn rocket used to propel Apollo 7, all three Skylab missions, and the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project. Starting Bid $200

Von Braun’s calculations for ‘Man Will Conquer Space Soon!’

170. Wernher von Braun. Fantastic unsigned handwritten notes in pencil, five pages, 8 x 10.5, no date but circa 1952. Von Braun’s technical notes used to prepare his famous inaugural article in the Collier’s ‘Man Will Conquer Space Soon!’ series, entitled ‘Crossing the Last Frontier,’ which appeared in the March 22, 1952 issue of the magazine. Headed, “Principal data of Satellite Rocket Ship,” these notes feature detailed tables for “First stage,” “Second stage,” “Third stage (maneuver of ascent),” “Third stage (maneuver of adaptation),” “Third stage (return maneuver),” “Third stage (dimensions),” and “Main data total ship.” The tables list various dimensions, weights, propellant data, burn times, distances, altitudes, and other technical details. Much of the data outlined here is included in Dr. von Braun’s ‘Crossing the Last Frontier’ article, with many of these figures appearing on page 28. In fine condition. Pre-certified Zarelli Space Authentication. Starting Bid $300

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“When I was 16 I decided to devote all my efforts to the task of building rockets which would enable man to visit the Moon and the Planets” 171. Wernher von Braun. TLS, one page, 7.75 x 10.5, personal letterhead, May 10, 1955. Letter to Henri Corbiere, in full: “Enclosed find my answers to your inquiry dated 4th April 1955.” The unsigned one-page typed enclosure is present, offering answers to four biographical questions. Braun replies regarding his scientific ‘debut,’ in part: “When I was 16 I decided to devote all my efforts to the task of building rockets which would enable man to visit the Moon and the Planets. I studied Physics and Engineering with this sole objective in mind.” He goes on to discuss his history with the V-2 rocket, in part: “During World War II, I headed the technical organization which developed the V-2 rocket. Most of the credit I got for this was undeserved, however, since this rocket was actually the product of a joint effort of several thousand engineers, scientists and technicians. My part was merely to keep the effort coordinated.” On his ‘Maxim of Life,’ von Braun replies: “Devote yourself, body and soul, to a noble objective and forget yourself over it. Getting completely wrapped up and absorbed in an exterior objective makes you save bills for doctors, psychiatrists, and is a dead-sure means of achieving satisfaction and personal happiness.” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. A wonderful, prescient piece written fourteen years before von Braun’s vision—a man on the moon—would become a reality. Pre-certified Zarelli Space Authentication. Starting Bid $200

172. Mercury Astronauts. Official color 10 x 8 NASA lithograph of the original Mercury astronauts posing in front of a Convair F106-B aircraft at Langley Air Force Base on January 20, 1961, signed in various ink types by Scott Carpenter, Gordon Cooper, John Glenn, Wally Schirra, Alan Shepard, and Deke Slayton. In fine condition, with a couple of very light creases. Pre-certified Zarelli Space Authentication. Starting Bid $200

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Massive display model of the iconic Mercury capsule

173. Mercury Redstone Capsule. Extraordinary 1:3 scale con-

tractor’s model of a Mercury-Redstone capsule from the early 1960s. The model measures approximately 50˝ tall and 25˝ in diameter, and is constructed of heavy steel and fiberglass, with the sturdy steel heat shield panels bearing white text, “United States,” and two Plexiglas windows allowing an interior view of controls and a seated Mercury astronaut; when model is plugged in, the interior of the cabin is fully illuminated. The model sits on its striped chrome three retrograde rocket base. In very good to fine condition, with scattered wear and scuffs to paint, and dings and chips to lower ring and upper nose section. A remarkably robust and early contractor’s model, examples of which are rarely available for private ownership, as they are usually only exhibited in Air & Space museums. Starting Bid $1000

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174. Alan Shepard. ALS signed “Alan,” one page, 8.5 x 11, personal letterhead, June 8, 1988. In full: “Thank you for your recent letters—both arrived OK but I have been traveling a great deal and the mail piles up! Hope you are both well, we are, and that our paths cross some day.” In fine condition, with light edge toning and staple holes to the upper left. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope addressed in Shepard’s hand. Pre-certified Zarelli Space Authentication. Starting Bid $200

175. Apollo 7. Highly appealing Apollo 7 model display custommade by Nick Proach Models, consisting of a 1:144 scale Saturn IB rocket, standing 19.5” tall, and a 1:48 scale Apollo Command/Service Module, which measures 8.5˝ standing on its nozzle, both are displayed on a 15 x 4.5 x 1 wooden base with affixed plaque: “Apollo 7, SA-205, October 11, 1968.” In fine condition, with trivial scuffing. The actual Saturn IB rocket stood 224 feet tall. It had two stages that are clearly marked on this model. It utilized eight liquid-fuel engines in its first stage and one liquid-fuel engine in its second. Altogether, there were nine of them launched—all successfully. As far as manned missions, it was used to propel Apollo 7, all three Skylab missions, and the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project. Apollo 7 marked the first flight of the Command/ Service Module, which would be used for all subsequent Apollo and Skylab missions.Starting Bid $200

“Two American spacemen stood…walked…hopped and worked on the surface of the moon tonight” 176. Apollo 11. Historic contemporary teletype recounting the historic first

moonwalk of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on July 21, 1969, measuring approximately 8.5 x 134, likely printed by a news agency; the teletype provides a mixture of prepared press bulletins, transcripts between Houston ground control and crewmen Armstrong and Aldrin, and details about the first hours the astronauts spent on the moon. In part: “Two American spacemen stood…walked…hopped and worked on the surface of the moon tonight…and the world watched the climax of centuries of dreams and ambitions. Astronauts [sic] Neil Armstrong is the first man to set a foot on an alien world. He put his left foot…in a space boot six inches wide and 13 inches long…onto the moon 20 seconds after 10:56 P-M (EDT). Just about 20 minutes later Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin joined him. As he moved his foot, Armstrong announced: ‘That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.’ Aldrin’s first words on the lunar surface were ‘Magnificent desolation.’” In very good to fine condition, with toning, staining, tears, and paper loss to the leading edge; the remainder of the teletype remains fine. Starting Bid $200

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Checklist flown on Apollo 9, heavily annotated by CMP Scott

177. Apollo 9 Flown Command Module Checklist.

Extraordinary complete ring-bound CMP checklist carried and used on the Apollo 9 mission, 5.75 x 8, 81 double-sided pages, signed and flight-certified on the back cover in black felt tip by the full crew, “Flown on Apollo 9, James A. McDivitt,” “Dave Scott, Apollo 9 CMP,” and “Rusty Schweickart, Apollo 9 LMP.” The front cover reads: “Apollo 9, CMP Checklist, Part No. SKB32100028-201, S/N 1005.” The checklist has been extensively annotated throughout by CMP Dave Scott, with various handwritten notes, sketches of sunspot observations, and figures related to the flight and spacecraft. In fine condition, with expected wear from use. Accompanied by a signed letter of provenance from McDivitt, in part: “This is to certify that the accompanying Apollo 9 CMP (Command Module Pilot) Checklist...was flown into Earth orbit

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in March, 1969 aboard the command module ‘Gumdrop’ on the first test mission of the lunar module. This CMP Checklist is one of the Flight Data File (FDF) checklists we carried during our historic test of the combined Command/Service Module (CSM) and Lunar Module (LM) on the Apollo 9 flight...The checklist also includes handwritten notes, sunspot observations made by David Scott and notations on each location of the Personal Preference Kits (PPK) as well as star charts related to the navigation of the spacecraft in orbit.” Complete flown checklists are relatively scarce, as many have been broken up and sold piecemeal over the years. What makes this example truly remarkable are the copious notations written throughout by CMP Dave Scott, who would go on to walk on the moon during Apollo 15. A magnificent, well-documented flown piece of Apollo history. Pre-certified Zarelli Space Authentication. Starting Bid $2500


‘Outer Space Treaty’ flown to the moon aboard the Apollo 11 mission 178. Apollo 11. Flown printed

document entitled “Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and the Use of Outer Space, including the Moon and other Celestial Bodies,” 5.25 x 3, flown to the moon during the historic Apollo 11 mission. Included with the treaty is a handwritten statement of authentication written by Michael Collins, which reads: “This small copy of the “Space Treaty” was carried to the moon aboard Apollo XI, Michael Collins, January 8, 2004.” Both are double-matted and framed to an overall size of 18 x 15. As of January 2017, 107 countries are party to the Outer Space Treaty, while another 23 have signed the treaty but have not yet completed ratification. The Outer Space Treaty provides the basic framework on international space law, including the following principles: ‘the exploration and use of outer space shall be carried out for the benefit and in the interests of all countries and shall be the province of all mankind; outer space shall be free for exploration and use by all States; outer space is not subject to national appropriation by claim of sovereignty, by means of use or occupation, or by any other means; States shall not place nuclear weapons or other weapons of mass destruction in orbit or on celestial bodies or station them in outer space in any other manner; the Moon and other celestial bodies shall be used exclusively for peaceful purposes; astronauts shall be regarded as the envoys of mankind; States shall be responsible for national space activities whether carried out by governmental or non-governmental entities; States shall be liable for damage caused by their space objects; and States shall avoid harmful contamination of space and celestial bodies.’ An unusual flown relic from the Apollo 11 mission backed by direct provenance from the command module pilot. Pre-certified Zarelli Space Authentication. Starting Bid $500

179. Neil Armstrong. Desirable uninscribed official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Armstrong posing in his white space suit against a lunar background, boldly signed in black felt tip. Handsomely mounted, matted, and framed to an overall size of 13.75 x 16. In fine condition. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from Scott Cornish. Pre-certified Zarelli Space Authentication. Starting Bid $200

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Wonderful fully-signed crew portrait 180. Apollo 11. Sought-after color 10 x 8 NASA lithograph of the Apollo 11 crew posing in their white space suits against a lunar backdrop, signed in black felt tip by Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin, with each astronaut signing next to the respective autopen signature. In fine condition, with some surface marks to background and a few creases. A decidedly scarce Apollo 11 photo. Precertified Zarelli Space Authentication. Starting Bid $500

“Best wishes from Tranquility Base— Neil Armstrong, Apollo 11”

181. Neil Armstrong. Iconic color vintage official glossy 10 x 8 black-numbered NASA photo of Buzz Aldrin on the lunar surface, with Armstrong reflected in his visor, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, “To Ken Browne—Best wishes from Tranquility Base—Neil Armstrong, Apollo 11.” Reverse bears “A Kodak Paper” watermarks. In very good to fine condition, with scattered light creasing, and heavier creasing to the right border. A magnificent image from man’s first voyage to the lunar surface. Pre-certified Zarelli Space Authentication. Starting Bid $200

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Armstrong awards the winner of the “Picture the Peace Corps” contest 182. Neil Armstrong. DS, one page, 9.5 x 10.5, 1971. Winner’s certificate presented to Eric Scott Atchison for the Peace Corps’ 10th Anniversary poster concert, “Picture the Peace Corps,” signed at the conclusion in black ballpoint by Neil Armstrong, and countersigned by James Brown III, the president of the American Association of Museums. In very good to fine condition, with some light creasing to the edges. Accompanied by the official Peace Corps transmittal letter forwarding a $100 check to Atchison, dated July 13, 1971. Armstrong served as Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee for the Peace Corps from 1971-1973. Pre-certified Zarelli Space Authentication. Starting Bid $200

183. Neil Armstrong. Desirable uninscribed official color

8 x 10 NASA lithograph of the Apollo 11 Saturn V on Launch Pad 39-A, signed in black felt tip by Armstrong. In very good to fine condition, with creasing to two corners. A fantastic, unusual image signed by the first moonwalker. Pre-certified Zarelli Space Authentication. Starting Bid $200

184. Neil Armstrong. TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, University of Cincinnati letterhead, June 17, 1976. In part: “I have, for some years, maintained a policy of not signing first day covers. I am returning them unsigned.” In fine condition, with staple holes to the upper left, and some light edge creases. Pre-certified Zarelli Space Authentication. Starting Bid $200

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“I am, of course, deeply honored at being chosen to participate in the Apollo XI flight” 185. Neil Armstrong. TLS, one page, 8 x 10.5, NASA letterhead, April 25, 1969. In part: “You are, undoubtedly, my most loyal supporters! I am, of course, deeply honored at being chosen to participate in the Apollo XI flight. Our recent flights have been all that we could wish for and we’re encouraged to believe that we can reach our goal.” In fine condition, with staple holes to the upper left, and light toning to the bottom edge. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Pre-certified Zarelli Space Authentication. Starting Bid $200

“I did graduate from West Point (twelve years ago) and am glad to hear that it is still as pretty a spot as ever” 186. Michael Collins. ALS, one page, 8 x 10.5, October 20, 1964.

Letter written from “Houston, Texas,” in part: “My wife and I both enjoy Houston very much. Although the climate is not as dry and sunny as Phoenix, the people here are very friendly and have made us feel at home. I do occasionally fly over Arizona, but usually do not land there. I did graduate from West Point (twelve years ago) and am glad to hear that it is still as pretty a spot as ever.” In fine condition, with staple holes to the upper left. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope addressed in Collins’s hand. Pre-certified Zarelli Space Authentication. Starting Bid $200

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187. Michael Collins.

TLS signed “M. Collins,” one page, 7 x 9, Assistant Secretary of State letterhead, March 10, 1971. In full: “Thank you for your message of congratulations on my new appointment. I very much appreciate your kind thoughts.” In fine condition, with staple holes to the upper left, and a light paperclip impression to the left edge. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Collins retired from NASA in 1970 to become the Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs in the Nixon administration, a position in which he remained for one year. Pre-certified Zarelli Space Authentication. Starting Bid $200

188. James Lovell. Two

items: a rare and unusually large 10.75 x 10.75 swatch of gold Mylar, bearing an affixed ‘Cradle of Aviation’ label signed in black felt tip, “James Lovell”; and a TLS, one page, 7.75 x 10.75, in part: “This piece of Mylar was saved during the construction of the Lunar Module. Mylar is used for heat protection during space travel. This was presented to the Apollo 13 crew on October 16, 2008.” Impressively double-matted and framed to an overall size of 28 x 22. In overall fine condition. Starting Bid $200

Important training-used Apollo 15 sun compass mockup 189. Apollo 15. Double-sided Apollo 15 sun compass mockup used in training for the mission, printed on June 18, 1971, 7 x 10.5, signed on the reverse in black felt tip, “Dave Scott, Apollo 15 CDR.” The front features an 8˝ diameter rotating disc which depicts “Mount Hadley,” “Hadley Delta,” “Bennett Hill,” and “Hill 305,” and has an affixed plastic “Mockup Bubble Level.” The main card provides instructions for “Bearing Determination” and “Return to LM.” The reverse provides “Nominal Shadow Data” and has a “Landing Point Update” area. In fine condition. The sun compass proved to be of vital importance during the Apollo 15 mission. Due to a miscalculation by the JSC MCC during the lunar landing phase of the flight, the actual landing location of the lunar module was in doubt. Dave Scott used a sun compass like this one to take bearings on the landmarks shown on the compass dial during the Stand-Up EVA. He used it to determine the lunar module’s exact location on the moon. The sun compass was to be used in the event of the lunar rover’s failure. Use of the sun compass to determine a heading that lead to the fastest and straightest return back to the lunar module. As such, Dave Scott stored a sun compass similar to this lot under his seat during all three EVAs. This particular sun compass, made of heavy cardstock, is a unique and inventive instrument designed to be lightweight and sturdy. The front portion of the compass includes the sun dial with landmarks of the Apollo 15 landing site as well as instructions on its use. The reverse includes a sun angle and time chart as well as a hand drawn range finding device that Dave Scott would have used to figure the distance to the lunar module. Scott has said that the sun compass was a very clever answer for finding one’s way on the lunar surface. Sun compasses date back into the ages and are used to determine direction by the use of the sun and time of day. Due to the failure of magnetic compasses in the high latitudes, the sun compass was used in the exploration of the Earth’s poles. Polar explorer Adm. Richard Byrd used a sun compass designed by Albert Bumstead of the NGS to chart his way to the North Pole by air in the 1920s. Since the moon has a very weak magnetosphere, a normal compass would be of no use in determining direction. The sun compass included here solved the problem of manual navigation on the moon. Starting Bid $200 www.RRAuction.com | 79


191. John Young. Choice color satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of Young a saluting the American flag on the lunar surface, signed in silver ink, “John Young, 9th man on the moon, Apollo 16 CDR.” In very fine condition. Pre-certified Zarelli Space Authentication. Starting Bid $200

Shuttle-flown ‘Silver Snoopy’ award for a skilled Rockwell machinist

192. STS-27 Flown Silver Snoopy Pin. Flown sterling ‘Silver Snoopy’ pin carried aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis on the STS-27 mission, measuring approximately .5˝ tall, hand-marked on the reverse, “F30-27.” The reverse also has the uppercase “R” Robbins hallmark and United Features Syndicate copyright text. Includes the original plastic case, which has “F30-27” etched on the front. In fine condition, with part of the case’s hinge broken. Accompanied by the original presentation folder, marked “Astronauts’ Silver Snoopy Award Photo for Paul L. Darshay,” containing a lightweight 10 x 8 STS-27 crew lithograph, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, “To the Rockwell & Subcontractor Team—Thanks for all your commitment to fly us safely! STS-27, Robert ‘Hoot’ Gibson,” “Guy Gardner,” “Bill Shepard,” “Mike Mullane,” and “Jerry L. Ross.” Also includes several documents related to provenance: a copy of an internal Rockwell document recommending Darshay for an award based on his effort on inner and outer collars for the Crew System Escape Hatch, and for timely fabrication of a ‘clam shell’ device that facilitated the repair of an oxidizer leak in an OMS pod on STS-26; a photocopy of the letter awarding him the ‘Silver Snoopy,’ dated July 13, 1989; photos of him receiving the award; an ‘Eyes on the Stars’ folder, signed on the front in black felt tip by Shuttle astronaut Mike Mullane; and a statement from Darshay’s son, noting that he ran a conventional mill and lathe for Rockwell International in Downey, CA, for about 21 years. Starting Bid $200

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193. Buzz Aldrin

194. Buzz Aldrin

195. Buzz Aldrin

196. Apollo 12

197. Apollo 13

198. Apollo 17

199. Apollo 17

200. Apollo 17

201. Neil Armstrong

202. Neil Armstrong

203. Alan Bean

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204. Canadian Astronauts

206. Gene Cernan

207. Michael Collins

208. Kurt Debus

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209. Charlie Duke

210. Donn Eisele

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213. John Glenn

211. Farouk El-Baz

212. John Glenn

214. John Glenn

215. Fred Haise

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217. Jim Irwin and Deke Slayton

218. Alexei Leonov MB $200

219. Alexey Leonov and Valeri Kubasov

220. Liberty Bell 7

221. Mercury Project

222. Mission Control

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216. Jim Irwin

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224. Edgar Mitchell

225. NASA

226. Stuart Roosa

227. Wally Schirra

228. Wally Schirra

229. Harrison Schmitt

230. Alan Shepard

231. Alan Shepard

232. Alan Shepard

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234. Skylab

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239. Test Pilots

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presidents and first ladies Amazing single-volume presidential collection from Washington to FDR, authenticated by noted autograph dealer Thomas F. Madigan

240. Presidential Collection. Magnificent collection of presidential autographs representing a complete set from George

Washington through Franklin D. Roosevelt, uniformly affixed by their left edges to large off-white sheets custom-bound into a beautiful red leather volume with slipcase, gilt-stamped titles, and a calligraphically embellished title page, each page preceded by a large engraving depicting the president. It should be noted that most of the larger documents have at least one extra fold to accommodate the size constraints of the album.

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The volume opens to an original notarized letter of authenticity from the pioneering autograph dealer and author (Word Shadows of the Great), Thomas F. Madigan, dated December 14, 1933, which proclaims this collection, obviously assembled in the early 1930s, â&#x20AC;&#x153;A magnificent collection of autographs and portraits of all the president of the United States from Washington to Franklin D. Roosevelt inclusive.â&#x20AC;? Taken as a whole, this is an exceptionally appealing set of presidential autographs that is beautifully presented in a single, impressive leatherbound volume.Starting Bid $5,000

The outstanding assortment of signed items includes George Washington Revolutionary War-dated partly-printed DS John Adams Partly-printed vellum DS as president Thomas Jefferson Partly-printed DS, signed as president and James Madison as secretary of state James Madison Partly-printed vellum DS as president James Monroe Partly-printed DS John Quincy Adams Partly-printed vellum DS as president Andrew Jackson Partly-printed vellum DS as president Martin Van Buren ALS William Henry Harrison Manuscript DS John Tyler Partly-printed vellum DS as president

James K. Polk Partly-printed DS

Chester A. Arthur Partly-printed DS as president

Zachary Taylor LS

Grover Cleveland ALS

Millard Fillmore ALS

Benjamin Harrison ALS

Franklin Pierce Partly-printed DS as president

William McKinley TLS

James Buchanan Partly-printed vellum DS as president

Theodore Roosevelt Partly-printed DS as president

Abraham Lincoln Civil War-dated partly-printed DS as president Andrew Johnson Partly-printed DS as president U. S. Grant Partly-printed vellum DS as president

William H. Taft TLS as president Woodrow Wilson World War I-dated TLS as president Warren G. Harding World War I-dated TLS Calvin Coolidge TLS

Rutherford B. Hayes Partly-printed DS as president

Herbert Hoover TLS

James A. Garfield ALS

Franklin D. Roosevelt TLS

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With Revolutionary victory secured, General Washington defers his aide’s concern about “the oppression of some of the Inhabitants of Long Island by the British”

241. George Washington. LS signed “Go: Washington,” one page both sides, 7.25 x 9, October 10, 1783. Letter to Lieutenant Colonel William Stephens Smith, who had been appointed as an aide to Washington in July 1781. In full: “I have to reply to your several Letters of the 20 September and 3 & 6 of this month. The Glass was safely delivered me by Captain Pinkney. I am obliged to you for your information respecting the oppression of some of the Inhabitants of Long Island by the British but as the offence is against the subjects of the State it belongs more properly to the Executive authority to take cognizance of it, and I wish you in all matters of this kind to give information to the Governor that they may take such notice of them as they think proper. You mention your having forwarded to me the beginning of September several Letters from Europe. I cannot recollect to have reced any European Letters from you whilst at Newburg and am confident that since I arrived at this place (about the 20 Aug) none such have come to my hands—the only Letters of yours in September are one of the 1st one of the 5 and the one above mentioned of the 20th neither of which inclosed the Letters you mention. I therefore wish you to recollect to whose care you commit-

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ted them that the necessary enquiries may be made.” In fine condition, with some creasing, and light staining to the top of the first page. Accompanied by a handsome custom-made presentation folder with a quarter leather binding. Smith had been appointed to Washington’s staff in 1781, and performed valuable service to the army’s commander. Chief among Smith’s responsibilities was the supervision of the British evacuation of New York in accordance with the Treaty of Paris, signed on September 3, 1783. On October 3rd, Smith reported to Washington that a British detachment had unjustly taken several of Long Island’s most respectable inhabitants as prisoners, charging them with robbery, and had been parading them daily through the streets in shackles. In this case, Washington deferred to his friend George Clinton, the governor of New York, to address the matter—by this time, after eight long years of battle, Washington looked forward to retiring from public life. The British finally evacuated from New York on November 25, 1783, and General Washington led his troops into the city in triumphant victory. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $2500


Velvet from the cloak of George Washington

242. George Washington. Remarkable swatch of burgundy velvet, 2.75 x .75, removed from the cloak of George Washington. Mounted and framed with a color print of the president to an overall size of 13.25 x 14.75. In fine condition. Accompanied by a copy of an identification sheet, penned in the late 18th or early 19th century: “A Piece of Mr. Washington’s Cloak.” Consignor notes that the velvet swatch originates from the family of Tobias Lear, one of Washington’s most trusted friends and his personal secretary from 1784 until Washington’s death in 1799. Starting Bid $300

From a gown belonging to First Lady Madison 243. Dolley Madison. Attractive fabric swatch removed from a gown

worn by and belonging to First Lady Dolley Payne Madison. The taffeta silk fabric swatch measuring 3.5 x 3.25, and features alternating green and white stripes with a wide floral band of white, red, and brown roses. Mounted and matted with an image of Madison and a copy of provenance, “Worn by Dollie Madison. Presented by a relative of hers to the museum,” to an overall size of 11.5 x 20. This fabric sample came from the Luray Museum of Luray, Virginia, which was founded by the Zerkle Family of Luray, Virginia, in the early 1900s. In very good condition, with some tearing and pulling. Starting Bid $200

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With trade obstructed in 1785, Adams promotes self-sufficiency from his new post in Britain: “Our friends in Boston are racking their Inventions to encourage Manufactures among themselves, and to explore new Channells of Commerce”

244. John Adams. ALS, one page, 7.5 x 9.75, September

25, 1785. Letter to “Mr. Boylston,” written from “Grosvenor Square, Westminster.” In part: “I received in due Season, your kind Congratulations on my Arrival in this Country…Our friends in Boston are racking their Inventions to encourage Manufactures among themselves, and to explore new Channells of Commerce, because Britain will not take in Payment for theirs such Remittances as our Country produces. In other Respects they are well and happy.” In very good condition, with repaired separations to intersecting folds, one fold passing through a single letter of the signature, a few repaired tears, and circular areas of toning from seals. Adams writes from his new home in Grosvenor Square, Westminster, a few months after arriving in England as the first American minister to the Court of St. James. Just two

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years removed from the Revolutionary War, Adams faced the difficult and important task of restoring relations with Great Britain. King George III was surprisingly receptive to Adams’s mission, but other government ministers, the press, and the public at large reviled him and the United States. He was confronted with restrictive trade policies that undermined American business interests, including laws against American vessels carrying certain goods into British ports, prohibitive duties, and refusals to negotiate. He clearly recognized the futility of his efforts early on—this letter comes from just four months after his arrival—and saw fit to direct Americans to develop a self-sufficient economy because relying on exports to Britain seemed doomed. An excellent letter from the perceptive founder as he examined the state of international trade. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $1000


“The only remaining resort must be to Congress by a representation of all the facts and considerations” 245. James Madison. ALS, one page, 7.75 x 9.75, August 19, 1822. Letter to Lewis Deblois, in part: “Your letter of July 23, having taken a circuit thro’ Montpellier in Vermont, has but just come to hand. Mrs. Deblois’s letter to Mrs. M[adison] was not at once answered, because no advice that could be useful, presented itself, and she was persuaded that her sympathies & regrets would not be doubted. I am truly sorry for the distress which has unexpectedly befallen you. But the course to be pursued, seems to be marked out by considerations not to be countered. Whether the proceeding under the Insolvent law released you from the public claim, or whether the Act of Congress in 1820 reaches your case, are questions, on which the accounting Department, and in the event of a suit, the Court, must decide according to its understanding of the law: and if you should obtain relief from neither, the only remaining resort must be to Congress by a representation of all the facts and considerations, which may be thought to have an equitable bearing on the case. From this view of the subject, you will be sensible, that I can not do more than express a continuance of sincere wishes, in which Mrs. Madison joins me, in behalf of your self, and your amiable family.” In very good condition, with silking to the reverse to repair tears and an area of paper loss (affecting no text). Deblois had been purser at the Charlestown Navy Yard from June 1815 to March 1821, and, based on his letters to Madison, appears to have often been found himself struggling financially. Madison’s reference to an “Insolvent law” must have been a Massachusetts statute, as no federal bankruptcy law existed at this time. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $300

246. James Monroe. ALS, one page, 8 x 9.75, March 25, 1829. Letter to Secretary of the Treasury Samuel D. Ingham, written from “Oak Hill,” in part: “Major Noland a near neighbour and friend, having requested an introduction to you, I most readily give it, to comply with his desire, & at the same time to assure you of the interest, I take, in your health and welfare. I have been more than three weeks confined to my room, & until lately to my bed, by a severe cold and fever, from which I am slowly recovering.” Addressed on the integral address leaf in Monroe’s hand to “Samuel D. Ingham Esquire, Washington.” In fine condition, with short splits along folds. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $300

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247. James Monroe. Partly printed vellum DS as president,

one page, 13 x 9.25, September 15, 1818. Desirable military land grant by which President Monroe, “in pursuance of the Acts of Congress appropriating and granting Land to the late Army of the United States,” grants John Gilchrist a “certain Tract of Land, containing one hundred & sixty acres…in the Territory of Illinois.” Signed at the conclusion by President Monroe and countersigned by Commissioner of the General Land Office Josiah Meigs. White paper seal remains affixed to the lower left. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, soiling, wrinkling, and rippling. The signature itself is otherwise clear and dark and rates as near fine. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

From St. Petersburg as minister to Russia, Adams aims to “facilitate as much as I can the fair commerce of our Country” 248. John Quincy Adams. ALS, one page both sides, 7.25 x 8.75, August 14, 1811. Letter to Oliver Wolcott, written from St. Petersburg while serving as US minister to Russia. In full: “I have received the original duplicate and triplicate of your favour of 7 May, together with those of the same date from Mr. Mumford the President of the Columbian Insurance Company and certain Documents relating to the vessels Eliza, Pamptico and Fox, and their Cargoes. I delivered one copy of the letters and Certificates, into the hands of Mr. Hazard, lately appointed Consul of the United States at Archangel, and who a few days since pass’d through this City on his way thither. When he left St. Petersburg the Fox had not arrived at Archangel, but I requested him if she should arrive to take all the measures within his competency to obtain her admission without delay. I delivered a second copy of the Certificate and statement to Mr. Gourieff the Minister of Commerce to whose Department this subject belongs, and sollicited of him an order for the admission of the Fox, when she should arrive. This was all that could be done previous to her actual arrival, of which I have not yet heard. If any further step should be necessary after her arrival, and my being apprized of it, I shall pay immediate attention to it. I flatter myself, that if any other occasion should occur in which it may be in my powers to render a service to you or to any of our friends, the question whether it be regular or not, will never occupy a moment of your consideration. My good offices to facilitate as much as I can the fair commerce of our Country here are due to all my Countrymen having occasion for them, and if they were not, the request in which you take an interest, will need no other evidence of its regularity.” Addressed on the reverse of the second integral page in Adams’s hand. In fine condition, with light rippling and dampstaining, and seal-related paper loss to the integral address leaf. Accompanied by a handsome custom-made slipcase with a quarter leather binding. Adams had been appointed as the first US minister to Russia by President James Madison in 1809, and was received at St. Petersburg with great pleasure by Czar Alexander I. Adams proved to be a valuable asset in advancing the interests of the United States abroad. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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249. Millard Fillmore. Signed book: Universal History, from the Earliest Account of Time, Vol. V. London: T. Osborne, 1747. Rebound hardcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 447 pages. Signed on the title page in crisp black ink , “Millard Fillmore, Dec. 1, 1862.” The volume is complete with several impressive fold-out plates depicting ancient ruins, as well as a large map of Persia. Autographic condition: fine, with scattered light foxing. Book condition: VG/None. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

250. Millard Fillmore and Daniel Webster. Partly printed DS, signed “Millard Fillmore” as president and “Danl. Webster” as secretary of state, one page, 21.25 x 16.25, October 19, 1850. Four language ship’s paper issued to “Marcus W. Taber—master or commander of the Ship called Trident…lying at present in the port of New Bedford bound for Pacific Ocean and laden with provisions, stores, and utensils for a whaling voyage.” Signed in the third panel by Fillmore and countersigned below by Webster. White paper seal remains affixed below Fillmore signature. In fine condition, with light show-through from mounting remnants on the back of the central vertical fold. Precertified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

251. Franklin Pierce. Book presented to

President Franklin Pierce: Memoir of the Life and Times of General John Lamb by Isaac Q. Lake. First edition. Albany: Joel Munsell, 1850. Hardcover, 6.25 x 9, 431 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page in black ink, “Memoir of the Life & Times of General John Lamb, an officer of the Revolution, Presented by his great grandson—George Lamb Willard—to His Excellency Franklin Pierce, President of the United States, New York City, May 18th, 1853.” An autograph letter of transmittal from Willard to Pierce is loosely laid in. Autographic condition: fine, with light scattered staining to the inscribed page. Book condition: VG/None. Starting Bid $200

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Guiding the Republican Party in 1862 252. James Buchanan. ALS, one

page both sides, 6.75 x 8, September 2, 1862. Letter to his former secretary, Adam J. Glossbrenner, in part: “Whilst Bailey is perhaps not much better than a Republican, I trust you will pursue such a course in the matter, as not to impair your high & well deserved standing with the party. I know you will not suffer your indignation against the scamps who have deceived you to induce you to act with imprudence. Above all, let there be no compromise on any candidate in York County, except yourself…I have every day more & more occasion to regret the loss of the document by Judge Black respecting which I have the written approval of Mr. Stanton. But I shall say no more to him on the subject. He is feeding on the rich pasture furnished him by the present Attorney General.” In very good to fine condition, with scattered light creasing, and a small split along one of the several vertical folds. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

Publishing the first-ever presidential memoir 253. James Buchanan. ALS, one page both sides, 6.25 x 8, August 18, 1865. Letter to his former secretary, Adam J. Glossbrenner, in part: “The Appletons have promised to send me five corrected copies as the printing progresses; but this is very slow. I have but 70 or 80 pages as yet of corrected proof & only one copy…James F. Shurek has been over here for two days & has read the manuscript. He is to prepare a review for the New York World…P.S. I shall write again at the first moment I can send you any corrected proofs.” In very good to fine condition, with splitting along the hinge, and several vertical folds. In 1866, Buchanan published the first-ever presidential memoir through New York’s D. Appleton and Company, titled Mr. Buchanan’s Administration on the Eve of Rebellion. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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254. James Buchanan. ALS, one page, 8.25 x 10, December 1, 1823.

Letter to William and John Bell, in part: “In pursuance of your request I inform you that I yesterday received yours of the 28th November enclosing a certificate for one share of stock in the Bank of Pennsylvania—for 5 shares in the Philadelphia Bank—& a draft on the Farmers & Mechanick Bank of George Town for $90.98.” Mounted, matted, and framed to an overall size of 14.25 x 16.5. In very good condition, with creasing, short edge tears, and several intersecting folds. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

A remarkable presidential pairing 255. Abraham Lincoln and Millard Fillmore. Extraordinary pairing of bold ink

signatures, “A. Lincoln” and “Millard Fillmore, April 24, 1865,” on an off-white 4.75 x 3.5 album page. Removably matted with portraits of both presidents to an overall size of 16.5 x 9.75. In fine condition. The consignor notes that this originates from an autograph album belonging to John Ganson, who represented New York in the House of Representatives from 1863–1865. The date of Fillmore’s signature—just nine days after President Lincoln’s tragic death—is particularly notable. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $500

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256. Abraham Lincoln. Original printed proclamation, 5 x 7.25, three pages on two adjoining sheets, dated February 17, 1865. A proclamation made by President Abraham Lincoln, titled “General Orders No. 22,” concerning the examination and correction of the quotas of the several States and Districts under the call for Volunteers of December 19, 1864. On February 6, 1865, Abraham Lincoln issued an order to address complaints “respecting the assignments of quotas and credits allowed for the pending call of troops to fill up the armies.” He appointed Attorney General James Speed, Brigadier General Richard Delafield, and Colonel C. W. Foster to examine the issue. On February 16, the Board reported that they found the rule by which the Provost Marshal General assigned quotas to be “in conformity with the requirements of the laws of Congress, and is just and equitable. We have carefully examined and proved the work done under this rule by the Provost Marshal General, and find that it has been done with fairness.” President Lincoln approved the report on February 17, 1865. The Provost Marshal General was responsible for apportioning Lincoln’s December 1864 call for 300,000 men among the Congressional districts, taking into account the number of men previously furnished by each district and their periods of service. In fine condition, with two file holes to left side. Starting Bid $200

257. Abraham Lincoln: William Herndon.

Law partner and biographer (1818–1891) of President Abraham Lincoln who was an early member of the new Republican Party and was elected mayor of Springfield, Illinois. Manuscript DS, signed “Lincoln & Herndon,” one page both sides, 8 x 12.5, September 15, 1851. A petition for Dower in Porter v. Sarpy, in part: “Your oratrix Margaret Porter most respectfully represent unto your Honor that she was married to one William Porter in the month of March AD 1832…and that during said marriage said Wm Porter was seized in fee simple and possessed of the following piece of land lying and being in the city of Springfield…on which are erected two (2) brick stores…that said Wm Porter purchased said lot of Jas D Henry…And your oratrix would further show that she has not legally released her right of dower in and to said lands although she signed the deed with said Wm Porter to said Hoffman. And your oratrix would further show that Wm Porter departed this life on or about the 8 of March 1851 leaving your oratrix his widow…In tender consideration of all which premises your oratrix prays that John B. Sarpy may be made defendant to this bill and that the Peoples writ of subpoena issue for said Sarpy commanding &c. And that he answer this bill particularly and explicitly. And your oratrix prays upon a finder hearing of this cause your Honor will decree and adjudge that she have her dower in and to the lot aforesaid. And that your Honor will appoint commissioners in pursuance to the statutes of this State in relation to dower.” Signed at the conclusion on behalf of the law firm by Herndon. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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Grant prepares to write for The Century: “If however you would prefer my writing Chattanooga, instead of Lee’s Surrender, I will have no objection to the change”

258. U. S. Grant. ALS, two pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.25 x 8.25, August 9, 1884. Letter to Robert Underwood Johnson, editor of The Century Magazine. In full: “Your letter of yesterday came to me last evening. As you request, I have written to General Sherman, expressing the wish that he should write the Article you ask from him. I do not think I care to write any more articles, for publication, than I have already agreed to write for the Century. These will form so much of the complete series—which I intend to write, whether published or not—as ought to go into print at this time. If however you would prefer my writing Chattanooga, instead of Lee’s Surrender, I will have no objection to the change.” Various pencil office notations are at the top, beginning: “Gen’l Lee’s surrender of most importance to us?” In very good to fine condition, with scattered light creasing and edge wear.

In 1883, The Century Magazine began planning its comprehensive series of Civil War articles written by the conflict’s leading participants. General Grant initially declined an invitation to be a guest author, but reconsidered after his Wall Street firm failed later in the year. Grant agreed to write four articles—on Shiloh, Vicksburg, the Wilderness, and Appomattox—for $500 apiece. Later—to the chagrin of some at The Century—he decided that he would prefer to write on Chattanooga, rather than Robert E. Lee’s surrender. Under Robert Underwood Johnson’s tutelage, General Grant proved to be a capable narrator with a flair for the dramatic. Encouraged by his progress as a writer, Grant began to work on his famed personal memoirs, which were published after his death by Mark Twain. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $300

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259. U. S. Grant. Several strands of President Ulysses S. Grant’s hair, contained

within a gold-tone .75 x .75 locket opposite a portrait of Grant. The front of the locket has an attractive engraved design, and the back is engraved with an ornate letter “G.” The locket is suspended from a 12˝ long chain. In fine condition. Accompanied by a color copy of the original notarized letter of provenance, dated January 8, 1886, in part: “Edward T. Butts being duly sworn says that on the day of 1885 he resided and still resides at No 31 India Street Greenpoint City of Brooklyn County of Kings and State of New York, and that he was employed by Mr. Stephen W. Merritt undertaker and doing business at No 210 Eight Avenue City of New York. Deponent further says that on the 24th day of July 1885 he in company with the aforesaid Mr. Merritt, and one T. J. Hemma who was also employed by said Merritt…proceeded to Mount McGregor for the purpose of reembalming and laying out Gen. Grant. That on the 25th day of July 1885 deponent Mr. Merritt and Thomas J. Hemma duly arrived at Mount McGregor and proceeded to the home of the deceased Gen. Grant and then and there reembalmed and laid out Gen. Grant and that at the time aforesaid deponent trimed [sic, trimmed] and cut his beard and hair and preserved said trimming of said beard and hair and that there after on the 8th day of January 1886 deponent presented a part of said beard to and hair to Henry Matzinger of No 35 Greenpoint Avenue City of Brooklyn.” Starting Bid $300

“I went on election day to argue a case in the Supreme Court” 260. James A. Garfield. ALS signed “J. A. Garfield,” one page, 5 x 8, October

21, 1873. Letter to the Hon. John Peter Robison, in full: “I have just returned home, from Washington, where I went on election day to argue a case in the Supreme Court—I went from there to N.Y. & have seen many prominent businessmen, in reference to the financial situation. I must go this evening to Salem, to see my sisters, but I will to go & see you before the week ends, if possible. The election will not draw tears from all eyes—& is not with out some compensation.” In fine condition. In mentioning the “financial situation,” Garfield references the ‘Panic of 1873,’ a worldwide economic crisis that triggered a depression lasting through the end of the decade. Superb content from the future president while serving as one of Ohio’s congressmen. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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Governor’s appointment for “Manager of the State Lunatic Asylum” 261. Grover Cleveland. Partly-printed DS, one page, 18.25 x 11.75, March 21, 1883. As governor of New York, Cleveland appoints Samuel Campbell as “Manager of the State Lunatic Asylum.” Neatly signed at the conclusion in ink by Governor Cleveland and countersigned by Secretary of State Joseph B. Carr. The gold foil seal affixed to the lower left remains intact. In fine condition, with central vertical and horizontal folds. Accompanied by the original transmittal letter signed by Daniel S. Lamont, as well as the original mailing envelope. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

“The average politician, from President Wilson down, so afraid of organized labor, that they dare not denounce these murders” 262. Theodore Roosevelt. TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, Metropolitan letterhead, July 18, 1917. Letter to Rev. Samuel M. Crothers, a Unitarian minister and popular essayist. In full: “That’s a mighty nice letter of yours. I appreciate it to the full, but it is appalling to see the average newspaper, and of course the average politician, from President Wilson down, so afraid of organized labor, that they dare not denounce these murders. The point you make about the negro as a soldier is absolutely just.” He adds a handwritten postscript in reference to one of Crothers’s essays, “I am keenly enjoying the ‘Absentee Landlord’ and his fellows!” In fine condition, with central vertical and horizontal folds and trivial soiling. The country was reeling from the East St. Louis Race Riot of July 2, 1917, a bloody outbreak sparked specifically over the employment of black workers in a factory holding government contracts. Thanks to the robust industrial economy of East St. Louis—largely driven by increased production for World War I—the city experienced a dramatic influx of black workers who were denigrated by the white unions as scabs and strike breakers. These two greatest tensions of the era—labor and race—reached a breaking point in early July and the riot resulted in the deaths of dozens of individuals, mostly black, estimated at anywhere between forty and two hundred. Six thousand fled from their homes, many of which were burned to the ground. As a former president, Roosevelt was the nation’s most prominent figure to speak out against the massacre, most notably in a dramatic public confrontation with Samuel Gompers a week later. Meanwhile, President Wilson remained silent. Roosevelt was enraged at the White House’s response—or lack thereof—and particularly appalled by the irony of such a dreadful event happening on American soil while President Wilson announced his intention to ‘make the world safe for democracy’ in entering WWI with a military that included tens of thousands of black troops. Wilson failed to even address the bloodshed in East St. Louis and took no steps to discourage lynchings and other racially charged brutalities; it was over a year before he made any effort to condemn mob violence, issuing a statement to the press on July 26, 1918. This letter is a quintessential example of Roosevelt’s steadfast ideals and commitment to justice, the qualities that made him one of America’s greatest leaders. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $300

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263. Theodore Roosevelt. TLS, one page, 5.75 x 7.25,

Hotel Beau-Site, Rome letterhead, April 5, 1910. Letter to Dr. Judson Swift of the American Tract Society, in full: “Your letter gave me real pleasure and satisfaction,” with Roosevelt adding in his own hand, “With best wishes.” Mounted and framed with a color postcard to an overall size of 14.25 x 11.5. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

265. William H. Taft. Partly-printed DS, signed “Wm.

H. Taft,” one page, 11 x 8.5, no date. Unused certificate of membership for the University Club of Washington, D.C., signed at the conclusion by Taft as the club’s president. In fine condition, with a few small edge chips. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA. Starting Bid $200

“I am urging all regulars to vote for insurgent candidates” 264. William H. Taft. TLS as president signed “Wm. H. Taft,” one page, 7 x 9,

White House letterhead, August 21, 1910. Letter to the Hon. H. C. Loudenslager of the Republican Congressional Committee. In full: “I send you my letter to McKinley. I think it is of great importance that it should not be published until after the 6th of September, when the primaries are held in Wisconsin., because, as you will see, I am urging all regulars to vote for insurgent candidates, and all insurgents to vote for regular candidates, where they happen to be chosen, for I would rather have an insurgent than a Democrat and we must make our party front as united as possible. I do not, however, wish to minimize the importance of selecting regulars where they can be selected as party candidates, and for that reason I prefer to delay the publication of my letter until after those preliminary contests are finished, at least the most important ones remaining in Wisconsin.” In fine condition. Originally sold by pioneering autograph dealer Forest H. Sweet and accompanied by his original folder. As Taft feared, progressive Republicans split the Republican vote, allowing the Democrats to take control of the House of Representatives and substantially reduce the Republican majority in the Senate. In Wisconsin, Republicans lost two Congressional seats, one to the Democrats and the other to the Socialist Party with the election of Victor L. Berger in Milwaukee. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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“The result of the election was most gratifying,” notes Taft, “The elimination of Roosevelt and the Progressives seems to be complete” 266. William H. Taft. TLS signed “Wm. H. Taft,” one page, 6.75 x 9.25, personal letterhead, November 16, 1914. Letter to pastor and magazine editor John Wesley Hill, in full: “I have your welcome letter and thank you for sending me your kindly comment, but I do not hear the bee buzzing a bit. The result of the election was most gratifying, however. The elimination of Roosevelt and the Progressives seems to be complete, except in California, and there they need a little more hard times and a fool-killer among the Republicans. My own impression is that we ought to nominate Hughes, but we can not do it by a preliminary canvass. We have to let these little fellows rattle around in their dry pods and make a noise, and then spring Hughes’ name on the convention, after the convention becomes disgusted with the paucity of good material.” In fine condition. Occurring in the middle of President Woodrow Wilson’s first term, the elections of the 64th United States Congress witnessed a resurgence of the Republican Party following party divide in the wake of the 1912 presidential election. Although Republicans were bolstered by the rejoining of several Progressives, it was still not enough to reclaim control of the House of Representatives nor make any significant impact within the Senate. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

267. Calvin Coolidge. Two items: a White House card signed in black ink, “Calvin Coolidge”; and a TLS, one page, 6.75 x 9, The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Executive Department, January 2, 1920, addressed to Rev. H. A. Bridgman, in full: “Thank you very much indeed for your splendid letter to me, and for sending me the advanced copy of your paper, and for those you are going to send me later on. I am deeply appreciative of your friendly interest and the splendid display you have given me in your publication.” Both are matted and framed to an overall size of 15 x 20.75. In overall fine condition, with creasing and wrinkling to the letter. Starting Bid $200

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Mammoth portrait of the 31st president 268. Herbert Hoover. Massive matte-finish 16.75 x 23.25 close-up photo of

Hoover, signed and inscribed in white ink, “To Felix F. Kuchanski, With the Kind Regards of Herbert Hoover.” Affixed to a same-size mount. In very good to fine condition, with trimmed edges, and some damage to the left edge and upper left corner which could be matted out if so desired. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

Magnificent multi-signed photo of FDR on the day of his third inauguration 269. Franklin D. Roosevelt. Fan-

tastic matte-finish 13.75 x 10.75 photo of Franklin D. Roosevelt on January 20, 1941, the day of his unprecedented third inauguration, sitting alongside Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn, and Senate Majority Leader Alben W. Barkley, with each signing in the lower border in fountain pen. Reverse bears a Pat Sanford photography copyright stamp. In very good condition, with a small crease to upper left corner, and adhesive stains touching Barkley’s image and signature (with associated emulsion loss in the border), and barely impinging on Rayburn’s last name. Precertified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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FDR appoints a Works Progress Administration commissioner 270. Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 22.75 x 18.75, January 27, 1938. President Roosevelt appoints Miss Gay B. Shepperson as â&#x20AC;&#x153;State Administrator in the Works Progress Administration for Georgia.â&#x20AC;? Boldly signed at the conclusion by President Roosevelt and countersigned by Secretary of State Cordell Hull. The large white paper seal affixed to the lower left remains fully intact. In fine condition, with scattered light foxing, and a few short edge tears. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

271. Franklin D. Roosevelt. Highly desirable print, 11.75 x 14.75, depicting an artistic portrait of President Roosevelt by Jacob H. Perskie, the official portrait for the 1932 campaign, signed neatly in fountain pen by Roosevelt. Framed to a slightly larger size. In fine condition. Perskie was the photographer and portrait painter for FDR in the 1932 and 1936 presidential campaigns. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA. Starting Bid $200

272. Franklin D. Roosevelt. Vintage matte-finish 12 x 10 photo of Roosevelt in an appealing half-length pose, showing him seated at his desk with pen in hand, signed in the lower border in fountain pen. Lower left bears a Harris & Ewing blindstamp. In very good to fine condition, with trimmed lower edge, light paperclip impressions to the top edge, and an affixed American flag sticker. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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273. Harry and Bess Truman. Vintage matte-finish 10 x 8 photo of President Truman with his wife and daughter at a Washington airport preparing to depart on a trip to the Midwest on July 17, 1951, signed in black ink, “Harry S. Truman,” “Bess W. Truman,” and “Margaret Truman.” In fine condition, with a paperclip impression to the left edge. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

President Truman’s personally-owned St. Christopher’s medal

274. Harry S. Truman. President Harry S. Truman’s personally-owned 10K gold St. Christopher’s medal charm presented to him on his 65th birthday. The front depicts the patron saint of travelers surrounded by raised text, “St. Christopher Be My Guide,” and the reverse is elaborately engraved with Truman’s initials, “HST,” and the date, “May 8, 1949.” In fine condition. From the estate of Margaret Truman Daniel. Truman celebrated his birthday—which coincided with Mother’s Day—by attending services at the First Baptist Church in Washington, where the communion table was decorated with flowers in remembrance of his late mother. This was also the fourth anniversary of V-E Day, when he announced Germany’s surrender in World War II. An exemplary personal piece from an important historical era. Starting Bid $300

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Truman’s influential ‘Four Point’ inaugural address

275. Harry S. Truman. Press release, five pages on four sheets, 8 x 14, January 19, 1949. Mimeographed press release

of Truman’s inaugural address. In part: “Mr. Vice President, Mr. Chief Justice, and Fellow Citizens: I accept with humility the honor which the American people have conferred upon me. I accept it with a deep resolve to do all that I can for the welfare of this Nation and for the peace of the world. In performing the duties of my office, I need the help and prayers of every one of you. I ask for your encouragement and your support. The tasks we face are difficult, and we can accomplish them only if we work together...First, we will continue to give unfaltering support to the United Nations and related agencies, and we will continue to search for ways to strengthen their authority and increase their effectiveness...Second, we will continue our programs for world economic recovery...Third, we will strengthen freedom-loving nations against the dangers of aggression...Fourth, we must embark on a bold new program for making the benefits of our scientific advances and industrial progress available for the improvement and growth of underdeveloped areas...Events have brought our American democracy to new influence and new responsibilities. They will test our courage, our devotion to duty, and our concept of liberty. But I say to all men, what we have achieved in liberty, we will surpass in greater liberty. Steadfast in our faith in the Almighty, we will advance toward a world where man’s freedom is secure. To that end we will devote our strength, our resources, and our firmness of resolve. With God’s help, the future of mankind will be assured in a world of justice, harmony, and peace.” Signed at the conclusion in fountain pen. In fine condition. Known as the ‘Four Point Speech,’ Truman outlines American values against the scourge of communism and calls for Democrats and Republicans alike to assist people around the world struggling for freedom and human rights. This speech is generally regarded as the beginning of international development policy in relation to the Third World. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $300

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Legion of Merit presented for “skillful” coordination of artillery and infantry 276. Harry S. Truman. DS as president, one page, 8 x 10.5, no date. President Truman awards Major Evdokim Ivanovich Sidorov the Legion of Merit for personally coordinating “the fire of his artillery units with the advance of infantry in a skillful manner which aided extensively in continued success against enemy resistance.” In fine condition, with a rusty paperclip mark to top edge, and scattered toning and foxing to certificate. Accompanied by the Legion of Merit certificate, dated April 6, 1946, signed by the secretary of war and the adjutant general. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

Presentation plaque signed by Truman as he prepares to leave the White House 277. Harry S. Truman. Printed replica of a testimonial plaque presented to

President Truman at a Labor’s League for Political Education banquet in Chicago, Illinois, one page, 9.75 x 13.25, October 29, 1952. In part: “Citizen, soldier and patriot—Senator, Vice-President and President—these are the eminent offices in which you have served the American people so well and faithfully. / In a grave hour of national and world crisis, you became the President of the United States. With calmness, courage and firm purpose you led our people to complete victory over enemies whose powers were founded on tyranny and despotism. / You released upon the world the awesome instrument of atomic energy and brought to an end the carnage and devastation of World War II. You began a new era for all humanity by channeling this stream of limitless power to alleviating the ravages of disease and sickness, to developing new frontiers of science, industry and commerce, and to the purpose of peace… / As you prepare to leave your High Office of President of the United States of America, you carry with you the prayers and profound good wishes of millions of your grateful fellow citizens. / The chronicle of the generations will record in luminous letters your fervent devotion to the cause of righteousness and justice for all mankind.” Signed at the conclusion as president in black ink, “Thanks, Harry S. Truman,” and countersigned by Joseph M. Jacobs and Nick DiPietro, who prepared the original plaque. In fine condition. Accompanied by a period newspaper clipping affirming that Truman was so moved by the plaque’s message that “he made it his business to learn the identity of the authors. And a few days ago both Jacobs and DiPietro received autographed replicas of the plaque from the President.” Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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“The people of our Nation have honored the Democratic Party by entrusting the National Government to our hands” 278. Harry S. Truman. TLS as president, one page, 7 x 9.5, White House

letterhead, November 20, 1950. Letter to Dwight R. G. Palmer of the Democratic National Committee, in full: “I am informed that a cross-section of American leadership—leaders of business, of labor organizations, of farm groups, of professional and civil groups and members of Congress—will attend the second annual National Democratic Dinner in New York on December twelfth. I wish that I could attend this dinner in person, to talk with all of you about your roles in the critical days ahead. There is not going to be any short-cut to preserving our own freedom or securing the peace of the world through international cooperation of free and peaceful nations. Business men, working people, farmers, all of us will have to give up things we should like to have. The people of our Nation have honored the Democratic Party by entrusting the National Government to our hands. Those of us at the head of the Government need your support not merely as Democrats but as leaders in American public life, in meeting the problems that lie ahead. We seek no partisan advantage in those fields that affect our national defense and our relations with other nations. I am confident that the American people have never been more strongly united in their determination to preserve our own freedom and to aid friendly nations to keep their independence and work together to secure peace through international cooperation. Our actions in the days ahead must reflect that unity and I am confident that all of you will do your utmost to see to it that a united American people overcome the obstacles and dangers which lie between us and our common goal of a just and lasting peace.” Matted and framed to an overall size of 13 x 16 In fine condition, with two small spots of white-out. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

279. Dwight D. Eisenhower. TLS as president signed “DE,” one page, 7.25

x 10.5, White House letterhead, December 22, 1954. Letter to White House Chief of Staff Wilton B. Persons, in part: “As you are one of the small group who joined together to make a Christmas gift for Pete Carroll’s children, I want to tell you of the results of our joint effort. On Monday I asked Ruth and the boys to come in to see Mamie and me. I then told her of our idea and gave her the original of the enclosed letter, together with a check for more than $18,000. Fifty friends joined in this gift. It seemed a happier thing not to give Ruth the donors’ names and amounts. Needless to say, she was tremendously moved by the gift. If she knew of the identity of such donors she would individually express her gratitude to each. I did not give her the names—assuring her that I would convey to each of you her sense of profound appreciation…While this year, of course, nothing could make Christmas a happy occasion for Ruth and her family, I do assure you that you have firmly removed from her mind a burden of worry and have helped assure a bright future for Pete’s fine boys.” In fine condition, with a rusty paperclip impression to the top edge. Carroll was a US army brigadier general who became correspondence chief for General Dwight D. Eisenhower following World War II. He served as Eisenhower’s military advisor during the Korean war and later assumed the position of staff secretary and defense liaison officer during Eisenhower’s first two years in presidency. Carroll passed away at the age of 44 just three months before this letter was written. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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280. Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower. Vin-

281. Dwight D. Eisenhower. Superb

matte-finish 5 x 7 photo of Eisenhower in his fivestar general’s uniform, signed and inscribed in fountain pen with a reference to the European Theater of Operations, “To Kenneth Browne—a comrade in the E.T.O., with best wishes, Dwight E. Eisenhower.” Affixed to a larger mount and framed to an overall size of 8.75 x 11. In fine condition, with a pin hole to the top border. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA. Starting Bid $200

tage matte-finish 8 x 10 full-length photo of Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower seated together on a sofa and sharing a book, signed in black ink, “Dwight D. Eisenhower” and “Mamie Doud Eisenhower.” Reverse bears a Harris & Ewing credit stamp. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA. Starting Bid $200

Jackie’s Nikon camera lens 283. Jacqueline Kennedy. Jacqueline Kennedy’s personally-

owned and -used Nikon Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4 camera lens, serial no. 5286561, manufactured in the 1970s. Complete with front and rear lens caps. In fine condition. Provenance: Sotheby’s, February 2005 Kennedy Homes Auction; ex. The Frank Harvey Kennedy Collection. Accompanied by copies of the Sotheby’s invoice and several images of Kennedy holding various types of cameras. Well before she became the focal point of the world’s paparazzi, Jacqueline Kennedy was making a name for herself behind the camera. In the fall of 1951, a 23-year-old Jacqueline Bouvier landed her first job as the ‘Inquiring Camera Girl,’ a roving photojournalist position for the Washington Times Herald newspaper that involved taking pictures of people she interviewed on the street. In addition to her coverage of President Eisenhower’s 1951 inauguration and Queen Elizabeth II’s 1953 coronation, her impromptu photo-shoots led to a chance encounter with a soon-to-be senator from Massachusetts. As photography helped fashion Kennedy’s keen eye for detail and framing, she developed a fondness for the craft itself, attesting that she loved ‘ferreting out people’s secrets and exploring how a photo—an exterior exposure—can reveal their interior.’ Synonymous with style and grace, Kennedy’s imprint on modern beauty remains unrivaled amongst first ladies, with this camera lens existing as a unique extension of one of Kennedy’s foremost passions. Starting Bid $200

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Uncommon Kennedy portrait inscribed to the iconic Milton Berle

284. John F. Kennedy. Wonderful glossy 7.75 x 10 photo of Kennedy smiling and tipping his top hat, signed and inscribed on the mount in fountain pen, “For Milton Berle—with warm personal regards, John F. Kennedy.” Irregular toning to the mount and scattered surface creases to the photo, otherwise fine condition; the current photograph has been permanently affixed to replace a blemished image of Berle with Kennedy. Matted and framed to an overall size of 16 x 19. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA, as well as a variety of related accompaniments, including a sympathy card on the assassination of JFK, two telegrams from Ted Kennedy to Berle, a TLS from Evelyn Lincoln to Berle thanking him for a campaign contribution, ten magazines depicting the Kennedys sent to Berle’s home address, and six photos of Berle. A great association between the two men showing Kennedy’s close connection with Hollywood—Berle participated in many fundraisers for JFK’s campaign and performed at his Inaugural Gala, along with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Peter Lawford, Bette Davis, Nat King Cole, and Ella Fitzgerald. Starting Bid $300

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“I am from Massachusetts, not from Mississippi” 285. John F. Kennedy.

Two items: a TLS signed “John Kennedy,” one page, 6.25 x 9, Congress of the United States letterhead, March 12, 1952, addressed to Sigurd Berg, in full: “This will acknowledge receipt of your letter of March 10th, requesting my autograph for your collection. In compliance with your request, I have signed the enclosed envelope cover, having made one change on it,—I am from Massachusetts, not from Mississippi.” Includes the referenced mailing cover, signed in black ink, “John F. Kennedy,” postmarked March 17, 1952, with the original ‘Mississippi’ type along bottom covered over in correction tape and changed in type to “Massachusetts.” In overall fine condition, with three horizontal mailing folds to letter, and a small tear to bottom edge of cover. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $300

Senator Kennedy stops in Omaha in 1958 286. John F. Kennedy. Attractive color 6 x 6.75 artist’s portrait of Kennedy on the front cover of Time Magazine from December 2, 1957, matted to an overall size of 8 x 10, signed on the mat in black ink, “John F. Kennedy, Omaha— Nebraska, Sept. 12, 1958.” Reverse of mat bears collector’s notations. In fine condition, with light toning and a couple of spots to the mat. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $300

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Senator Kennedy sends thanks for “generous comments on my new book ‘Profiles in Courage’” 287. John F. Kennedy. TLS, one page, 8 x 10.5, United States

Senate letterhead, April 10, 1956. Letter to Kenneth Browne, in part: “I appreciate both your good wishes and your generous comments on my new book ‘Profiles in Courage.’ It is most gratifying to know that you think so well of my book, and I do appreciate your taking the time to tell me so.” In very good condition, with staple holes and a paperclip impression to the upper left, and dampstaining and associated wrinkling over the lower half of the letter. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA. Starting Bid $200

A page of JFK’s handwritten notes 288. John F. Kennedy. Unsigned pencil notes by John F.

Kennedy on an off-white 8 x 12.5 notebook page (lower portion folded), consisting of approximately twenty words and numbers written in Kennedy’s difficult-to-decipher hand, including: “Major communications,” “Governors,” “Sedan,” “6 Divisions,” and “90%,” which he writes twice, boxing the latter three in addition to another notation. Additionally, Kennedy appears to have added a small sailboat sketch with star to the upper border. In fine condition, with a small chip to the left edge. Provenance: Robert White Collection, Guernsey’s, 1998. Starting Bid $200

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“Made expressly for President Lyndon B. Johnson”

289. Lyndon B. Johnson. Resistol silverbelly cowboy hat made for Johnson to be given out at his ranch, size 6 3/4, with a satin lining featuring an outline of the state of Texas and the text, “Johnson City, LBJ Ranch.” The brown sweatband is stamped in gold, “Made expressly for President Lyndon B. Johnson, Wide County XXX Beaver, Resistol, ‘SelfConforming.’” Includes the original Resistol box, which exhibits general wear, with a few tears and creases. Hat is in fine condition. Resistol, a Texas hat company, made these hats in different sizes for President Johnson (his own hat size was 7 3/8) so he could give them away to friends and visitors to the LBJ Ranch. This example was apparently never worn. Starting Bid $300

Scarce 1975 autograph letter from the nominee-to-be 290. Jimmy Carter. ALS, one page, 5.5 x 8.5, personal letterhead, June 11, 1975. Letter to the “Democrats of Darien,” in part: “Best wishes to you & your fundraising efforts. As a candidate for President I know how important help from friends & supporters can be. When I am the nominee next year we can help each other.” In very fine condition. This letter shows Carter’s confidence on the campaign trail and his great appreciation of early supporters. Carter is very scarce in autograph letters, especially with such excellent political content. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA. Starting Bid $200

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Pill box from Reagan’s first year in the White House 291. Ronald Reagan.

Attractive enameled porcelain pill box from the personal collection of Ronald and Nancy Reagan, used by the couple while they resided in the White House and then at their home in Bel Air, California. The box measures 2 x 1 x 1.75, and features a colorful floral basket design with year “1981” on the lid, and the body wrapped with additional flower and wicker decoration. Additionally, the bottom of the box bears a green circular sticker, placed there by Nancy Reagan as a way to identify a White House piece. The inside of the lid shows cursive text, “A Year to Remember,” and the inside of the box features a Christie’s lot sticker. In fine condition. Provenance: The Private Collection, President & Mrs. Ronald Reagan, Christie’s, September 2016. Starting Bid $300

Brilliant Palekh lacquer box used by the Reagans at the White House 292. Ronald Reagan. Beautiful Russian hand-painted fine

lacquer box from the personal collection of Ronald and Nancy Reagan, used by the couple while they resided at the White House and then at their home in Bel Air, California. Measuring 4.75 x 3.75 x 1, the gorgeous black box is accented with gold leaf highlights along the sides, with the cover featuring a stunning miniature painting in the unique style of the Palekh village artistry, depicting a bowman and toad in a lush forest setting. The bottom edge of the cover also bears gold artist markings, “A. Kobareb, 1965r, N3893.” The bottom of the box bears a green sticker, which Nancy Reagan used to identify pieces removed from the White House, as well as a Christie’s lot sticker. Includes a John Reznikoff/University Archives authentication tag. In fine condition. Consignor notes that the box was doubtlessly obtained by the Reagans during their trip to Russia for the 1988 Moscow Summit. Additionally, the box has been photographed in the White House, displayed on a desk amongst other keepsakes. Provenance: The Private Collection, President & Mrs. Ronald Reagan, Christie’s, September 2016. Starting Bid $200

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Flown over the US Capitol and presented by George W. Bush

294. George W. Bush. Enormous heavy nylon American flag which flew over the US Capitol building during the presi-

dency of George W. Bush, measuring 9´ 5˝ x 4´ 11˝, manufactured by Annin. President Bush presented this oversized flag to his personal valet, Samuel Sutton. In good to very good condition, with tears and fraying to the outer six inches of the edge. Accompanied by a letter of provenance signed by Sutton, who served as the president’s personal valet in both the Bush and Obama administrations. A spectacular oversized flag which actually flew in Washington. Starting Bid $300

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“Today, our fellow citizens, our way of life, our very freedom came under attack” 295. George W. Bush. Souvenir typescript of President Bush’s historic statement on September 11, 2001, two pages, 5 x 8.25, mock White House letterhead, signed at the conclusion in black felt tip. In part: “Today, our fellow citizens, our way of life, our very freedom came under attack in a series of deliberate and deadly terrorist acts. The victims were in airplanes or in their offices—secretaries, business men and women, military and federal workers. Moms and dads. Friends and neighbors. Thousands of lives were suddenly ended by evil, despicable acts of terror. The pictures of airplanes flying into buildings, fires burning, huge structures collapsing, have filled us with disbelief, terrible sadness and a quiet, unyielding anger. These acts of mass murder were intended to frighten our nation into chaos and retreat. But they have failed. Our country is strong. A great people has been moved to defend a great nation.” In very fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

Obama on his Christian faith

The women of the White House

296. Barack Obama. TQS

on a blue 8.5 x 11 sheet, signed below in black felt tip, “Barack Obama.” The quote, in full: “’My family, frankly, they weren’t folks who went to church every week. My mother was one of the most spiritual people I knew but she didn’t raise me in the church, so I came to my Christian faith later in life and it was because the precepts of Jesus Christ spoke to me in terms of the kind of life that I would want to lead.’” In fine condition, with three punch holes to the right side. Consignor notes that the signature was obtained at a political rally in Elko, Nevada, on September 17, 2008. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

297. First Ladies. Wonderful color satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of six First Ladies at a gala celebrating their work to create the National Garden at the United States Botanic Garden on May 11, 1994, signed in the lower border in blue felt tip by Barbara Bush, Hillary Clinton, and Betty Ford, who signs twice, and in black felt tip by Nancy Reagan, Rosalynn Carter, and Lady Bird Johnson. In fine condition, with some light creasing, primarily to the upper left corner. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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298. Barbara Bush MB $200

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302. Frances Cleveland and Grace Coolidge

303. Bill Clinton

306. Dwight D. Eisenhower

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310. James A. Garfield

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notables Declaration of Independence “A teaspoonful of the bark must be given every hour in the absence of the fever” 329. Benjamin Rush. Physician and surgeon

general of the Continental Army, signer of the Declaration of Independence, and early professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (1746–1813). ALS signed “B. Rush,” one page both sides, 7.25 x 8.75, no date. Letter to a friend offering a medical prescription. In full: “Just after you left me a gentleman called for me in his Chair to visit a patient in a fitt. I thought on my good friend Mrs. Archer (who would not have scolded me as you have done) on my way, & expected to have returned before you called. But was unfortunately disappointed. Please to put the ingredients into a half a pint of boiling water, & give a teaspoonful of it every hour until it produces the intended effect. A teaspoonful of the bark must be given every hour in the absence of the fever. My best compts. await my amiable patient. She I know will not only forgive, but pity your hurried and fatigued friend.” In fine condition, with scattered light staining. A fantastic, early medical prescription from the hand of a noted physician. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $300

American Politicians and Leaders

330. Schuyler Colfax. Large brown leather portfolio owned by Colfax during his term as

vice president under Ulysses S. Grant, 9.75 x 14.75, gilt-stamped on the front cover, “Schuyler Colfax, Vice President of the United States.” Large pockets are affixed inside, and two loose blotter sheets are present. In good to very good condition, with the leather spine covering mostly absent, and scuffing, chipping, and flaking to leather. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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The first English colonial governor of New York grants land for a Brooklyn ferry in 1666 331. Colonial New York. Incredible manu-

script DS, signed “Richard Nicolls,” two pages, 12.75 x 16.25, March 12, 1666. After the Dutch surrendered New Amsterdam in September 1664, Richard Nicolls became the first royal governor of New York and guaranteed the former Dutch colonists the possession of their property rights, laws of inheritance, and religious freedom. This document finds Nicolls re-granting land at Brooklyn Ferry to Dutch settler Egbert van Borsum, who had operated the ferry since 1654, thus allowing him to continue under British rule. In full: “Richard Nicolls Esquire Govemor Generall, under his Royall Highnesse, James Duke of York and Albany &c, of all his Territoryes in America, To all to whom these Presents shall come, sendeth Greeting: Whereas there is a certaine Plott of Ground, with a House or Tenement there upon, Scituate and being at the Ferry, within the Bounds of the Towne of Brucklyn, in the west Riding of Yorkeshire upon Long Island, now in the Tenure or occupation of Egbert vanBorsum, beginging at a certaine Oake Tree, neare the Limitts of the Land, heretofore belonging to Comelys de Potter, containing in breadth, Forty Foote, so to run downe to the waterside as much, Then to go along the Strand in breadth, Forty Foote, and from thence to strike up againe, to the Oake Tree aforesaid, as much For which said Plott of Ground, Egbert van Borsum, had heretofore a Patent or Groundbriefe, from the Dutch Governor Petrus Stuyvesant, bearing date the 18th day of August 1654. Now for a Confirmason, unto the said Egbert van Borsum, in his Possession and Enjoyment of ye p’emisses, Know yee, That by virtue of the Commission and Authority unto mee given by his Royall Highnesse, I have Ratified, Continued and Grannted, And by these pnts Do Ratify, Confimte and Grannt, unto Egbert van Borsum his heires and Assignes, the afore recited Plott of Ground, House and p’emisses, with their, and every of their Appurtenances; And I do likewise give and Grannt, unto the said Egbert van-Borsum, his Heires and Assignes, Twenty Foote of Ground more, adjoyning to the former, both above and below, along the Strand; To have and to hold, All the said Plott of Ground, House and p’emisses, unto the said Egbert van Borsum his Heires and Assignes, unto the proper use and behoofe of the said Egbert van Borsum, his heires and Assignes for ever; Rendring and Paying, such Dutyes and Acknowledgmts, as now are, or hereafter shall bee Constituted and Establisht, by the Lawes of this Governm’t, under ye obedience of his Royall Highnesse, his heires and Successors: Given under my hand and Scale, at Fort James, in New Yorke, the 12th day of March, in the 19th yeare of his Ma’ties Raigne, Annoq Domini 1666.” Signed at the conclusion by Nicolls, and countersigned by secretary Matthias Nicolls. Crisp white paper seal and deep red wax seal remain affixed to upper left of first page. In very good condition, with old repairs to paper loss along intersecting folds. In July 1654, Egbert van Borsum obtained a patent for two lots at the ferry in Brooklyn and leased from the city exclusive rights to the Brooklyn ferry, which he operated between New Amsterdam (New York) and Brooklyn, from June 1654 to his death in 1676. Government regulations required the ferryman to provide a lodge on both sides of the river, so van Borsum also bought land on the Brooklyn side and erected a tavern, with Dutch Governor Peter Stuyvesant granting him the property in August 1654. Starting Bid $300

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Free-franked letter signed by Hamilton as the US Army’s second-in-command

332. Alexander Hamilton. LS signed “A. Hamilton,” one page, 7.75 x 13, August 24, 1799. Letter to Major John Adlum, sent while Hamilton was second-in-command of the US Army; upon George Washington’s death two months later, Hamilton was elevated to commanding general. In full: “I enclose to you a letter which you will please deliver to Lieutenant Boote. Should Mr. Boote be willing to repair to this place you will give him permission to do so. In such case you will annex his party of infantry to the other company of infantry which forms part of your detachment.” Franked on the reverse by Hamilton, “On public service, A. Hamilton.” In very good condition, with some staining, tape repairs on the reverse to splitting along intersecting folds, and a repaired area of seal-related paper loss just to the right of Hamilton’s signature. In addition to distinguished service during the American Revolution and as a major in the 11th Regiment of Infantry of the Provisional Army, the recipient of this letter, John Adlum, was a pioneering viticulturist known for his cultivation of the Catawba grape. Hamilton, following his important and influential term as Secretary of the Treasury in Washington’s administration, returned the the US Army in 1798 as a major general. When Washington died on December 14, 1799, Hamilton assumed command of the Army as its senior officer. As a twice-signed piece from a historic early American period, this Hamilton letter is of the utmost desirability. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $500

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333. Nathaniel Gorham. Massachusetts delegate (1738–1796) and president to the Continental Congress, who was one of the signers of the United States Constitution. Revolutionary War-dated partly-printed DS, signed “Nath. Gorham,” one page, 8 x 11, July 10, 1781. Land grant between “David Wood of Charlestown in the County of Middlesex and Commonwealth of Massachusetts” and “Joseph Adams of Charlestown,” for a tract of land “situate in Charlestown…containing Eighteen acres.” Signed at the conclusion by Gorham as a witness. In very good condition, with light foxing and toning, trimmed bottom edge, paper loss to right edge, and professionally silked on the reverse for reinforcement. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

Superb free-franked autograph letter to the president of Pennsylvania 334. Henry Laurens. Impor-

tant South Carolina statesman (1724– 1792) who served as president of the Continental Congress. Revolutionary War–dated ALS signed “Henry Laurens, President of Congress,” one page, 8 x 12.5, April 28, 1778. Letter to Thomas Wharton, Jr., the president of Pennsylvania, in full: “The 24th Inst. I had the honour of conveying a packet to Your Excellency containing two Acts of Congress. 1 of the 22d & 1 of the 24th Inst. to which I beg leave to refer. Within the present Cover I transmit an Act of the 23d for granting Pardons & Recommending to the several States to enact Laws or Issue Proclamations adapted to the good purposes which Congress have in view.” Addressed on the reverse of the second integral page, “His Excellency Thomas Wharton, esquire, President of Pennsylvania, at Lancaster,” and franked, “On public service, Henry Laurens.” In fine condition, with repaired seal-related paper loss to the integral address leaf. An exemplary war-dated autograph letter from the Revolutionary leader. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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335. John Lansing. American lawyer and politician (1754–1829) who served as the Mayor of Albany and the Chancellor of New York. ALS signed “John Lansing Jun’r,” one page, 8 x 12.5, July 25, 1787. Lansing writes from Albany, in part: “In your cause against Colonel Hay I advised you some Time since that a seizure had been made of a Tract of Land at Lake George—Mr. Caldwell who is interested in procuring the Incumbrance offers to pay you in Certificates the Amount of your Judgment on Condition it is assigned to him—As Colonel Hay is in a very embarrassed situation I think it will be promotive of your Interest to close with Mr. Caldwell’s proposal as I am convinced that if a sale of the Land takes place it will not command one half your Debt unless you should be inclined to purchase yourself.” Professionally inlaid into a slightly larger sheet and in fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

336. Josias Lyndon.

Governor of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations for a single term from 1768–1769. Partly-printed DS, one page, 7 x 11.5, March 6, 1742. Agreement in which Joseph Read of Freetown, Massachusetts, is bonded to John Manchester of Newport, Rhode Island, for the sum of 234 pounds “currant money of New England.” Signed at the conclusion by Joseph Read as the first party, Josias Lyndon and Mary Lyndon as witnesses, and Charles Bardin as justice of the peace. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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337. John Page. American politician (1744–1808) who served as governor of Virginia from 1802 to 1805, and, previously, as a representative in the first four Congresses. LS, one page, 7.25 x 9, March 13, 1805. Letter to a gentleman, in part: “You will perhaps greatly accommodate me, if you will authorize Mr. Wickham to confirm your offer, in case I should not hear from you [in] time enough for my purposes.” In fine condition, with several intersecting folds and a tiny hole in the center of the sheet. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200


Scarce autograph from the Salem Witch Trial judge 338. Nathaniel Saltonstall. ADS, signed “Nath.

Saltonstall Justice of Peace,” one page, 8.25 x 3.5, November 11, 1702. Saltonstall orders the Constable of Haverhill to take John Ford into custody and deliver him to the Constable of Hampton. In fine condition, with scattered light soiling and staining. Saltonstall was selected as a judge for the special Court of Oyer and Terminer, responsible for the trial and sentence of people accused during the 1692 Salem Witch Trials. He eventually resigned, presumably displeased with the proceedings. Although he left no indication of his feelings toward witchcraft, he is considered one of the more principled men of his time. Signed material from any of the Salem Witch Trial judges is seldom encountered, with most of the jurists virtually impossible to obtain as only a scant few examples have reached the market in the past fifty years. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

339. Daniel Webster.

Partly-printed DS, signed “Dan’l Webster,” one page, 11 x 15, March 23, 1832. A patent issued to Daniel Rudd of Bozrah, Connecticut, for “Improvement in the mode of Propelling Ships and other Vessels.” The document reads, in part: “Be it known that I, Daniel Rudd…have invented a new and useful Improvement in Propelling Ships or other Vessels…From the sides of the vessel under the water-line I project four or more vertical shafts…on the lower ends of which are affixed cranks…that turn outside the vessel. Every other one; as first and third, are coupled together, so that when the first crank is turned to the right the third one will be moved in an opposite direction throughout this series. The second and fourth cranks have an operation independent of the first series, being geared together in the same way as those before described…What I claim as my invention, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is—The continuous jointed scull moved by the cranks, &c., combined and arranged in the manner and for the purpose herein described.” Signed at the conclusion by Webster as secretary of state, and countersigned by Commissioner of Patents Henry L. Ellsworth. Green seal remains affixed to lower left corner. Attached to the patent by its original silk ribbon is a detailed schematic of the proposed improvement on a slightly larger onionskin sheet, as well as a handwritten description of the improvement, signed by Rudd on both sides. In very good to fine condition, with scattered light toning and soiling, and uniform toning to schematic. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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Activists and Social Leaders

340. Susan B. Anthony. Ink

signature, “Susan B. Anthony, Rochester, N. Y., Dec. 9, 1899—,” on an off-white 3.25 x 1.5 card. Matted and framed with an engraving to an overall size of 9 x 11. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

341. Eldridge Cleaver. Political activist and leader of the Black Panther Party (1935-1998). He became a political radical with his best selling Soul on Ice, an autobiographical manual of black rage against a white dominated society that inspired the black power movement. Handwritten manuscript in pencil for a speech entitled “No Money,” unsigned, one page, both sides, 5 x 7, no date but circa 1983. In full: “They always tell us there’s no money for us! Yet they’re able to come up with money overnight, millions, for refugees, for covert CIA operations, for overt military action, for flood relief, to pay off Poland debts—but nothing for blacks. We must turn this situation around. We must use our political power to crack this economic nut. There’s no reason why—except the list below—Kwame Nkrumah said, ‘Seek ye first The Political Kingdom…’ This new class is so petty, brutal, and oppressive that the people all over the world are rising up against Communism.” In fine condition. Accompanied by a “Cleaver for Congress” mailing envelope, and a color 5 x 3.5 candid photo of Cleaver and members of his campaign staff. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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“I shall treasure the gift,” writes Gandhi in 1924, “spinning is exceedingly good”

342. Mohandas Gandhi. ALS, signed “M. K. Gandhi,” penned on

both sides of a 3.5 x 5.5 India postal card, November 30, 1924. Letter to Dr. Annie Besant, an important British suffragette and supporter of Indian independence. In full: “I thank you for your letter. My son Devdas leaves tonight. Pray do not worry about his expenses. He will deem it an honour to be your guest. Jamnadas gave me the Khadar towel sent by you. I shall treasure the gift: spinning is exceedingly good. I have already discussed with the secretary the arrangements abt your board + lodging in Belgium. The secretary’s name is Gangadharrao Deshpande Belgaum so please let me know your special requirements. I know that Mr Gangadharrao Deshpande is most anxious to make you comfortable. The account of spinning + weaving organized by Mme de Mangiardi is most interesting.” In fine condition. Gandhi’s mention of “spinning” is exceptionally important, as he had adopted the spinning wheel as a symbol of economic independence very early on in his movement. His platform started to become popular shortly after World War I, and he developed a broad base of support from both Hindus and Muslims to support peaceful noncooperation. After assuming control of the Indian National Congress in December 1921, Gandhi expanded his nonviolence program to include the swadeshi policy—the boycott of British goods. From this originated his spinning wheel, as he encouraged all Indians to wear khaki (homespun cloth) instead of British-made textiles. He furthered this concept by exhorting Indian men and women, rich or poor, to spend time each day spinning khadi in support of the independence movement. Thus the spinning wheel—and the textile itself—became symbolic of the movement toward Indian independence. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $1000

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343. Helen Keller. Signed book: The Story of My Life. Later printing. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1925. Hardcover, 5.25 x 7.5, 441 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page in pencil to the wife of Luther Burbank, “To dear Betty Jane, With my love and a kiss, Helen Keller, June 1925.” The front pastedown bears a “Personal Library of Luther Burbank” bookplate. Autographic condition: fine, with light soiling to the signed page. Book condition: VG/VG, with a slightly loose binding, and light wear to boards and spine ends. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

“You will continue to be a vital force in helping us to solve America’s chief moral dilemma” 344. Martin Luther King, Jr. TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, Southern Christian Leadership Conference letterhead, June 25, 1964. Letter to Miss Willie Mackey, in part: “This will acknowledge formally your letter of resignation from the staff of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, which is accepted with much regret. However, we understand quite well your interest in accepting the new position with Educational Heritage and continuing your dedicated work with Mr. Walker. Your expression of support to the SCLC and to me personally are greatly appreciate. I take this opportunity to express to you my deep respect for you as a person and also my appreciation for the selfless and untiring service you have rendered to us during the past two and one-half years. You have labored without regard to hours or personal fatigue and your loyalty to the Freedom struggle has been an inspiration to your associates…I am confident that you will continue to be a vital force in helping us to solve America’s chief moral dilemma.” In fine condition, with a whited-out office notation above the masthead. The recipient, Willie Pearl Mackey King, was the secretary of SCLC director Wyatt Tee Walker and played a critical role in communicating King’s iconic 1963 ‘Letter from Birmingham Jail’ to the public. King wrote his notes for the letter in the margins of a newspaper—the only paper available to him at the jail—and they were delivered to Walker’s office. In turn, Walker gave them to Mackey so that she could begin compiling and editing the literary jigsaw puzzle. The final product became a guiding force behind the strategy of nonviolent resistance to racism. A remarkable letter from Dr. King to a key staff member who made enormous contributions to the Civil Rights Movement. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $500

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Inscribed to the typist of King’s ‘Letter from Birmingham Jail’ 345. Martin Luther King, Jr. Significant signed book: Why We Can’t Wait. Later printing. NY: Harper & Row, 1964. Hardcover, 6 x 8.5, 178 pages. Neatly signed and inscribed on the first free end page in blue ballpoint, “To Willie Pearl Mackey, With whom I have enjoyed working and for whom I wish all of the best, Martin Luther King.” Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG+/None. The recipient, Willie Pearl Mackey King, was the secretary of SCLC director Wyatt Tee Walker and played a critical role in communicating King’s iconic 1963 ‘Letter from Birmingham Jail’ to the public. King wrote his notes for the letter in the margins of a newspaper—the only paper available to him at the jail—and they were delivered to Walker’s office. In turn, Walker gave them to Mackey so that she could begin compiling and editing the literary jigsaw puzzle. The final product became a guiding force behind the strategy of nonviolent resistance to racism. This book, which emanated from the famous ‘Letter from Birmingham Jail,’ describes in detail the nonviolent movement against racial segregation in the United States, with a specific focus on the 1963 Birmingham campaign. The publication of the book afforded the ‘Letter from Birmingham Jail’ its widest circulation at the time and drew further support for the civil rights cause. A supremely desirable presentation copy from a landmark time in the Civil Rights Movement. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $500

Marvelous signed Time ‘Man of the Year’ portrait 346. Martin Luther King, Jr. Exceptional color 7 x 7.5 por-

trait of King removed from the cover of Time Magazine’s ‘Man of the Year’ issue of January 3, 1964, applied to a 9.5 x 11 mount, boldly signed on the mount in ink, “Best Wishes, Martin Luther King.” Reverse bears a typed collector’s label indicating that it was signed in Phoenix on June 3, 1964. In fine condition. Precertified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $500

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347. Nelson Mandela. Signed book: Mandela: A Life. First edition. Cape Town, South Africa: Sunbird, 2007. Hardcover, 8.75 x 11.25, 96 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page in blue felt tip, “To Jacques, Best wishes, N. Mandela,” and dated in another hand, “16/12/08.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

348. Nelson Mandela. Program for the Presidential In-

auguration of Nelson Mandela as South Africa’s first black president on May 10, 1994, eight pages, 8.5 x 11.25, signed on the front cover in black felt tip, “N. Mandela.” Includes a Computicket to the inauguration. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

Supreme Court

349. Felix Frankfurter. Distinguished glossy 8 x 10 portrait of the Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, signed and inscribed in white ink, “For the Kenneth H. Brownes, with the good wishes of Felix Frankfurter.” Reverse bears two photographer’s stamps from Hessler Studio in Washington, DC, as well as a biographical label dating the photo to 1949. In very good to fine condition, with scattered creasing, and a rectangular surface impression from a label affixed to the reverse. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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350. Warren Court. A sheet of 10 three-cent USPS Supreme Court postage stamps affixed to an off-white 8 x 10 sheet of Supreme Court stationery, with two additional stamps affixed to the bottom, signed in ink by 11 members of the Warren Court. Signers are: “Earl Warren,” “Hugo L. Black,” “Felix Frankfurter,” “W O Douglas,” “Harold H. Burton,” “Tom C. Clark,” “John M. Harlan,” “Wm. J. Brennan, Jr.,” and “Charles E. Whittaker.” Justices Stanley Reed and Sherman Minton have signed by the lower pair of stamps, and the sheet is also signed by Clerk John T. Fey. In fine condition, with mild rippling to sheet. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

Businessmen Carnegie’s advice on turning 50: “This day you reach your half Centenary, midway in life’s ocean” 351. Andrew Carnegie. ALS,

three pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 7, personal letterhead, January 24, 1908. Letter to a close friend on his fiftieth birthday, in full: “This day you reach your half Centenary, midway in life’s ocean. You pause, & friends around take you by the hand Congratulating you, & well they may. You bring to us in your clasp ‘the most precious jewel that mortal times afford.’ Spotless Reputation. Then we find the warm heart, & the noble aspiration to labor for the good of your fellows, that endears you to your choice circle of devoted friends, the second better part.—I picture you this evening saying to your beloved wife, (after you have whispered to her that she is your Guiding Angel)—I count myself in nothing else so happy as in a soul remembering My Dear Friends among whom please let me rank, & also among your greatest debtors. With every good wish, in which I am asked to tell you my dearer self cordially joins.” In fine condition. Accompanied by a handsome custom-made quarter leather presentation folder. A superb, boldly penned and heartfelt letter from the great industrialist. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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Choice uncirculated example of the 1901 Lewis and Clark ‘Bison’ note 352. Fr. 122 $10 1901 Legal Tender Bison Note. Spectacular Fr.

122 $10 1901 Legal Tender Bison Note, serial no. E47203355, graded by PMG Choice Uncirculated 63. This beautiful note honors the Lewis and Clark expedition, featuring portraits of both the explorers on the left and right, with a large image of a bison in the center. The back features an allegorical portrait of Lady Liberty. A superb example of this attractive and hugely sought-after note. Starting Bid $200

Gorgeous 1896 ‘History Instructing Youth’ silver certificate 353. Fr. 225 $1 1896 Silver Certificate. Beautiful Fr. 225 $1 1896 Silver Certificate, serial no. 53440009, plate A100/160, graded by PCGS Very Choice New 64PPQ. This is part of the ‘Educational Series’ of notes which had been authorized by an act of Congress on August 1, 1886. Entitled ‘History Instructing Youth,’ the front of this note features an allegorical image on the front showing ‘History,’ styled as Lady Liberty, teaching a child, with the landmarks of Washington, DC, in the distance. The back features portraits of George Washington and Martha Washington. A superb piece with excellent visual appeal. Starting Bid $200

354. Monopoly Railroads. Large framed vintage Monopoly set displaying original stock certificates of the game’s railroads: Baltimore and Ohio (December 1, 1899), The Pennsylvania Railroad Company (March 29, 1943), Wildwood and Delaware Bay Short Line Railroad Company (unissued), and Reading Company (unissued). The stock certificates and game board are archivally framed (without glass) with double museum rag matting and backing to an overall size of of 42 x 42. Of the four railroads, only the ‘Short Line’ doesn’t refer to a specific railroad, but to a series of independent railroad cars that were dedicated to short distance, local travel. The Wildwood and Delaware Bay Short Line Railroad Company was a prominent short line that operated in the Atlantic City area. The road extended over four miles from Wildwood Junction to Wildwood. It was popular in the 1930s, the period of this particular Monopoly set. Starting Bid $200

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355. Henry Wells and William Fargo. Partly-printed DS, signed

“Henry Wells” and “Wm. G. Fargo,” one page, 12 x 8.5, May 1, 1866. Handsomely engraved certificate for one share of capital stock in the American Express Company issued to Lucy P. Decker of Hudson. Signed at the conclusion by Wells as president and Fargo as secretary. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

Intellectuals

356. Theodor Adorno. German sociologist, philosopher, and musi-

cologist (1903–1969) known for his critical theory as a leading member of the Frankfurt School. TLS in German, signed “Adorno,” one page, 8.25 x 11.75, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University letterhead, January 26, 1960. Letter to German philosopher Julius Schaaf, in full (roughly translated): “Here I will send you my opinion on the work of Molitor, which is essentially the same as yours. Since you have not given any note in the copy I have received, I thought it better to give the paper to you than to submit it to the dean at once. I would therefore like to ask you, then, that they have the kindness, it is easy to get together with yours and the dissertation, Mr. Kleiner. The thing I was able to read, unfortunately, not really fundamentally, but what I have seen of it, I was very happy. The restraint in the verdict has no other reason than the fact that I have a special awe for mind-pains, and Molitor is now very much influenced by our things. That he, on the other hand, has not quite finished with himself, is also expressed in your opinion. But I can certainly congratulate you on such a doctoral student.” Adorno adds a line of handwriting to the text. In fine condition, with a couple ink smudges. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA. Starting Bid $200

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Rare 1763 letter by the revered French polymath 357. Jean le Rond d’Alembert. French polymath (1717– 1783) known for his contributions in the realms of mathematics, physics, philosophy, and music theory; he served as co-editor of the Encyclopedie until 1759. ALS in French, signed “D’alembert,” one page, 6.5 x 8.5, January 18, 1763. Letter to noted French economist and statesman Anne Robert Jacques Turgot, later Controller General of Finances for Louis XVI, who was serving in the 1760s as tax collector of Limoges, recommending the young engineer Guillaume Viallet, who took part in the writing of the Encyclopedie. In part (translated): “I have just received, Monsieur, a letter from the Abbé Bossut [mathematician] who writes me that Mr. Viallet is a very honest man with a very kind and praiseworthy personality, an excellent practitioner who has on theory only basic knowledge but who can go much further with some time because he is very intelligent and very crafty. To that extent, I think that you should ask Mr. Trudaine about him. He is living in Rethel which is the center of the department. Here is what Abbé Bossut is writing to me and I think I can assure you that he told me the truth…The post is departing right now so I cannot write more. I am embracing you from the bottom of my heart.” Retains the integral address leaf addressed in d’Alembert’s hand to Monsieur Turgot in Limoges. In very good to fine condition, with overall light toning and foxing, a short edge tear, an old bit of adhesive residue to the upper right blank area, and seal-related paper loss to the integral address leaf. This is just the second letter by d’Alembert we have offered, and the first in more than five years. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

358. Karl Kautsky. Czech-German philosopher and theorist (1854–1938)

sometimes called the ‘Pope of Marxism.’ Rare ALS in French, signed “K. Kautsky,” one page on a 3.5 x 5.5 postcard, March 8, 1908. Untranslated letter to Andre Morizet in Paris. In fine condition, with creasing to the lower left corner. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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Malthus agrees with his intellectual foe on the population question: “I quite approve of your emigration plan” 359. Thomas Robert Malthus.

English scholar influential in the fields of political economy and demography (1766–1834). ALS signed “T. Robt. Malthus,” one page both sides, 7.25 x 9, January 11, 1831. Unpublished letter to economist Nassau William Senior, written from St. Leonards while convalescing. In full: “I should have written to you this evening, if I had not received your letter of this morning. I quite approve of your emigration plan, and see no objection to the draft of the bill which seems to propose adequate means to accomplish the desirable end. It would give me great pleasure to join your party, and I should not have been deterred by your saying that you could not give me a bed, knowing that there must be plenty of such articles in the neighborhood; but as we are about to have this warm climate on Saturday sennight, I think that two winter journeys so near together would not be justifiable either in regard to my health or resources. I must be at the College without fail on this day fortnight, and we have taken our lodgings to that time; but as Mrs. Malthus particularly wants a day on town, we shall start on Saturday and sleep at Mr. Otters at Stockwell that night. I will endeavour to see you on Sunday or Monday.” Addressed on the reverse of the second integral page in Malthus’s hand. In very good to fine condition, with a block of toning to the upper portion of all but the first page, and repaired areas of paper loss to the integral address leaf. In Malthus’s 1798 Essay on the Principle of Population, focused on the unsustainability of a steadily increasing population, he argued that when the population grows faster than the production of food, the cost of living increases, thereby reducing the standard of living for all and causing economic instability. Malthus advocated for society to adopt preventative measures via abortion, birth control, and postponement of marriage to keep the population within the limits of its resources. Completely out of sync with the popular view that society was steadily improving, Malthus became instantly controversial and Nassau William Senior, a highly regarded classical economist at Oxford, became his chief intellectual opponent. This letter is fascinating in that Malthus agrees with the “emigration plan” put forth by Senior, which called for legislative action to encourage laborers and farmers to emigrate from the agricultural districts of England and Wales and settle elsewhere, suggesting places such as the United States, Canada, and South Africa. He argued that such an exodus would relieve the British economy from the strain of ‘paupers’ while also improving these resource-rich developing nations overseas with an influx of labor. Malthus is exceedingly rare in general and as correspondence with a fellow economist about the population question, this letter in particular is of the utmost desirability. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $1000

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360. Frédéric Passy. French economist (1822–1912) and a joint winner (together with Henry Dunant) of the first Nobel Peace Prize awarded in 1901. Untranslated ALS in French, four pages on two adjoining sheets, 4 x 5, Chambre des Deputes letterhead, May 8, 1884. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

In the year of the Encyclopedie, Rousseau meets with d’Alembert 361. Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Important Swiss-French philosopher and writer (1712–1778) who held that the individual is essentially good but usually corrupted by society. Scarce ALS in French, signed “J. J. Rousseau,” one page, 6.75 x 9.5, October 9, 1751. Letter to Madame de Crequy, a well-known writer and the host of a philosophical and literary salon in the 18th century; she was a good friend of both Rousseau and Jean le Rond d’Alembert. In full (translated): “I am proud, Madam, to have a soul that is insensitive to flattery. The letter you have just sent me will teach me that I must have less confidence in myself, and if I have to meet you, it is another reason to be even less confident. I will however obey you, since you are the single person who can domesticate monsters. I will definitely follow your orders, Madam, any day that would be convenient for you. I know that Mr. d’Alembert has the honour of courting you; his presence will not chase me away. But I beg you to consider that the presence of any other people will make me disappear. I am with deepest respect your most humble and most obedient servant.” In very good to fine condition, with trimmed edges and scattered light foxing. A superb letter from the first year of the publication of the Encyclopedie, in which Rousseau reluctantly accepts a meeting with d’Alembert and calls himself a ‘monster.’ d’Alembert was a co-editor of the Encyclopedie, and Rousseau was a contributor on music and political theory. Rousseau grew close to Madame de Crequy, and frequently dined at her home on the Quai des Quatre Nations, near what is now the Institut de France. A magnificent association piece connecting great figures of the Enlightenment. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $1000

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Religious Figures 362. Billy Graham.

Vintage glossy 7.5 x 9.5 photo of Graham with an open bible, affixed to a 9.5 x 12.25 mount, signed on the mount in ballpoint, “God Bless, Billy Graham.” Reverse bears a label with a date of 1964. In very good to fine condition, with significant rippling, light creasing, and some surface impressions to the image. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

363. Pope Francis. Color

glossy 5.5 x 8 photo of Cardinal Francis kneeling before and embracing Pope John Paul II, signed in black felt tip as archbishop, “Bergoglio, Erzbischof von Buenos Aires.” In very fine condition. Accompanied by a photo taken at the time of signing. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA. Starting Bid $200

Large portrait of John Paul II 364. Pope John Paul II. Wonderful color glossy 12 x 17.75 photo of

Pope John Paul II in an attentive half-length pose, signed in thin black felt tip, “Joannes Paulus II.” Lowers left corner bears a “Segreteria Particolare di Sua Santita” blindstamp. In fine condition, with a small crease to the lower left corner tip. An exceptionally clear portrait of John Paul II, who remains quite scarce in signed photos of such prodigious size. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA. Starting Bid $200

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365. Pope Leo X. Pope from 1513 until his death in 1521, known as a patron

of art and literature; in 1517, he was the primary target of Martin Luther and his publication of the 95 theses against the sale of indulgences. Rare manuscript DS, signed with his papal mark, “T,” and endorsed, “placet et ita mandam,” one page, 7.75 x 11.5, no date. An untranslated pardon of a murderer assented to by Pope Leo X with his papal mark and the endorsement, “placet et ita mandam [we agree and command so].” In very good condition, with light staining, and show-through from repairs on the reverse. Starting Bid $200

366. Giulio Antonio Santorio. Powerful cardinal and advisor

to several popes, who was feared as an inquisitor (1532–1602). He led proceedings against Campanella and Henry IV of France, and was responsible for the condemnation of the philosopher Giordano Bruno, who had been burned as a heretic ten days before this letter. Untranslated LS in Italian, signed “Il Card. di Si Sev’na,” one page, 8 x 11, February 27, 1599. Untranslated letter as Roman Grand Inquisitor to the Bishop of Civita Castellana. In very good condition, with some ink erosion to the text and signature, and staining along the intersecting folds. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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World Leaders

367. August Bebel. German politician (1840–1913) who was one of the founders of Germany’s oldest political party, the Social Democratic Party. ALS in German, signed “A. Bebel,” one page on a 3.5 x 5.5 postcard, October 13, 1902. Untranslated letter to Andre Morizet in Paris. In fine condition, with light overall toning and a blue pencil notation below his signature. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

368. David Ben-Gurion. Interesting collection of four

TLSs in Hebrew relating to the construction of settlement houses in Israel, dated between March and May 1952, ranging in size from 5.5 x 8 to 8.25 x 13, with one signed, “D. Ben-Gurion,” another signed “Sa’adya Shoshani,” and two signed, “P. Naftali.” The Ben-Gurion letter, dated March 11, 1952, addressed to Shoshani, in part (translated): “I am deeply sorry that an answer to your letter was not sent on time. As to the matter—The general board came together to discuss two main problems of economic production (with factories, agriculture, transportation, and real estate)—we did not discuss all the problems. We only invited the bodies in which we discussed (farmers of all kinds, factory owners, contractors, credit managers that are involved). Please do not see the fact that you were not invited as disrespect for the population who build houses in Israel: other circles who are not directly involved with the economy production process were not invited, even though they are highly valuable in their donation for the building of the country. (Teachers, doctors, lawyers and such). They were not invited since the job that was given to this particular board has no direct connection to those specific matters.” The Shoshani letter, dated March 20, 1952, reads in part: “It is according to His definition of the circles which should be included in the economic committee, our organization has a right to demand to be included in it…His Honor does include the industrialists…and not the engineers and the professional workers who do the manufacturing work. Even so, in the representation of the house owners, his Honor found right to invite only the contractors who build houses for sale…if the government had accepted our demands, certainly many Jews, in Israel and outside it, would invest money in building of houses for rent…We insist a way must be found to correct the wrong inflicted upon us and to our humble opinion to the economy in general.” The Naftali letters, written in May 1952, read in part: “l must tell you that unfortunately we did not see any possibility to include in the council a representative of your organization. According to government decisions the number of members will be restricted, and the council will be composed mostly of the circles which are directly connected with manufacturing and marketing;” and the second: “Your address to the PM regarding the representation of the union of associations of house owners in the advising financial council was discussed by us again, but I’m afraid we cannot respond positively to this request.” In overall very good to fine condition, with creasing and light staining. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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369. Chiang Kai-shek. Superb matte-finish 5.5 x 7 photo of Chiang in uniform, affixed to its original 9 x 11.5 mount, boldly signed and inscribed on the mount in ink. A typed caption, noting that the photo was sent from Formosa in 1952, is affixed to the lower right. In very good condition, with moderately heavy creasing to both the image and the mount, and dampstaining and related rippling to the mount. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

370. Madame Chiang Kai-shek. Striking pearl-finish 8 x

10 photo of Madame Chiang seated, signed in the lower border in blue ink, “Mayling Soong Chiang.” Affixed to a same-size mount and in very good condition, with light overall creasing and crazing to the image. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

371. Winston Churchill. Fountain pen signature, “Winston

S. Churchill,” on an off-white 2.75 x .75 slip. Matted and framed with a portrait to an overall size of 10 x 13.25. In very good to fine condition, with several light diagonal creases to the signature, and light toning to the mat; a crack to one corner of the frame has been glued. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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Massive French discovery archive 373. France Archive.

Massive archive of mostly French materials, comprising thousands of pages of documents, letters, and other ephemera dating from the 15th century to the modern day. Historical Interest, Important People or Events Includes royalty (including a letter by Marie Amelie, envelope addressed by Louis Philippe, and letters about Napoleon III); French nobility; Louis Blanc; French presidents; Franco-Prussian War; World War I, regarding refugees and commentary on Germans; restitution after the Holocaust; material on French Huguenots; and early papers relating to Malta. French Revolution and Napoleonic Era 200+ pieces, mostly military documents, some from locations in Italy and Spain; many featuring generals; some bearing multiple signatures. Art 300+ pieces relating to architects, sculptors, painters, printmakers, designers, caricaturists, illustrators, and art critics, ranging from the late 18th century through the modern day. A special emphasis on the French Romantic Movements; many references to expositions. Literature 300+ pieces relating to novelists, poets, playwrights, and literary critics, ranging from the 19th century to modern day. Music 300+ pieces relating to composers, musicians, singers; includes hand-drawn sheet music. Theater 100+ pieces including correspondence from theater managers, actors, and actresses from the 19th century through mid-20th century. Military 300+ pieces relating to military or police from the 18th century through late 19th century; many generals represented.

Political 50 pieces relating to politicians or political theorists; government documents from the Senate, etc. Civil 300+ pieces ranging from business to marriage contracts; receipts; notary reports; probate inventories; genealogical materials; quotidian items dating from the 18th century to late 19th century. Religious About 25 pieces, including engravings with religious subjects; printed ecclesiastical literature; miscellaneous items relating to the Catholic church. Science A handful of science-related items, including a document signed by Marquis de Condorcet. Medieval to Early Modern Era 500+ pieces on parchment, vellum, or paper dating from the 15th century to 17th century. About one third are annotated by a collector; the rest are nearly illegible. Foreign Language 450+ pieces mostly in Italian and German, possibly Scandinavian. In overall good to fine condition. Interested parties are strongly encouraged to view this collection in person at our offices, as this collection is sold as is and no returns will be accepted. Starting Bid $2500

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372. Emperor Taisho. Impressive DS in Japanese, one page, 23.25 x 17.75, November 10, 1915. Untranslated document in which Emperor Taisho confers the Third Class, Order of the Sacred Treasure upon important newspaper publisher Motoyama Hikoichi. Includes the award medal with neck ribbon and lapel pin in its original black lacquer case, as well as the document’s wooden box. In fine condition, with some scattered wrinkling and creasing. Established as the Order of the Meiji in 1888, the Order of the Sacred Treasure is awarded to those who have made distinguished achievements in a wide variety of civil or military services, ranging from research fields, to social work, to state and local government. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

374. Tomas Masaryk. Founder and first President of Czechoslovakia (1850-

1937). Vintage matte-finish 9.5 x 12.5 studio portrait of Masaryk by J. F. Langhans, signed and inscribed in Czech in fountain pen, “T. G. Masaryk, 3/VII ‘20.” Lower right bears the studio blindstamp. In very good to fine condition, with some scratching to the image and mount, and trimming, soiling, and short edge tears to the mount. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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375. William Pitt the Younger. Manuscript document presented

to Pitt, eight pages on five sheets, 8 x 13, 1791. Document with small cover sheet labeled, “State of the Navigation, Commerce, and Revenues of the British Empire, with remarks thereon. Presented by Mr. Irving to Mr. Pitt, anno, 1791.” A lengthy report discussing the slave trade from Africa and charting trade to each state of the United States, in part: “This branch is divided into two distinct Heads namely first the direct Trade of G. Britain Secondly that of the Trade of the British Colonies and Islands which is not carried by a direct intercourse with the Mother Country…I have taken the liberty Sir to of troubling you with these remarks, upon the Rates or Estimates of this Office, in order to show that the difference between the value of Imports and Exports is very little to be depended upon, in striking the Balance of Trade…In striking the Balance between this Country & the British West Indies, there are several circumstances to be taken into consideration. To the direct Exports from hence, the value of the Goods exported to Africa ought to be added, because the Slaves purchased with those Goods on the Coast of Guinea are taken off by the West Indies…I forebear making any observation upon our Trade with the States of America…The following account will show the Effect which the restrictions they have put upon our shipping have already had on our carrying Trade to that Country.” Repaired partial separations to folds, fragile overall toning, and substantial chipping to edges, otherwise very good condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

Robespierre writes to a fellow revolutionary 376. Maximilien Robespierre. Fanatical idealist leader of the French Revolution (1758–1794) who was arrested, tried, and executed for the ‘Reign of Terror.’ Scarce LS in French, signed “Robespierre,” one page, 7.25 x 9.5, Comité de Salut Public letterhead, May 9, 1794. Letter to fellow revolutionary Louis Saint-Just. In full: “The Committee asks you to get information on Gigot [probably Andre Gigaux] General of the northern troops left wing. You are receiving a denunciation against him and, attached to that, a document of proof. You will handle this matter with prudence and justice.” In very good condition, with scattered foxing, and some dampstaining along the left edge. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $300

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Royalty “I am so charmed so delighted with my ever admired & dear Mr. Hayley’s Triumph of Music”

377. Lady Emma Hamilton. Scarce ALS signed “Emma Hamilton,” four pages on two adjoining sheets, 7.25 x 9, no date.

Letter expressing delight with poet William Hayley’s ‘Triumph of Music,’ in part: “I am so charmed so delighted with my ever admired & dear Mr. Hayley’s Triumph of Music that I can only say I have not words to tell you how I am affected by it but he was & ever will be my favorite author so my dear sir tell me where I can write to him that I may express my gratitude to this admirable man that has the power of making me feel what I can’t express. He was so good to write to me to ask me to give him some hints about my pictures...My heart & my head have been so agitated lately with misfortunes & my very uncomfortable situation had so depressed my spirits that I had not heart to begin any thing that could make me look back. I am better now & I hope happier prospects before me. Tell me is Mr. Hayley in town that I may see him or if not that I may write to him.” In fine condition. An immensely desirable letter with intriguing content. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $300

“I, Edward the Eighth...do hereby declare My irrevocable determination to renounce the Throne” 378. King Edward VIII. Souvenir typescript of King Edward VIII’s “Instrument

of Abdication,” signed “Edward, Duke of Windsor,” one page, 5.5 x 8.75, in part: “I, Edward the Eighth…do hereby declare My irrevocable determination to renounce the Throne for Myself and for My descendants, and My desire that effect should be given to this Instrument of Abdication immediately. In token whereof I have hereunto set My hand this tenth day of December, nineteen hundred and thirty-six.” In fine condition, with trimmed edges. Edward’s intention to marry the divorced American socialite Wallis Simpson caused a British constitutional crisis. Rather than give up his wife-to-be, he decided to abdicate. A historic piece from Edward VIII, who famously chose love over the British throne. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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379. King George III.

Impressive printed broadside document, one page, 12.25 x 15, dated June 27, 1814, signed at the conclusion by sheriffs Benjamin Bickley and Philip George. The document announces the 1814 Treaty of Paris, which forced the abdication of Napoleon Bonaparte. In part: “Whereas a Definitive Treaty of Peace and Friendship between His Majesty and His Most Christian Majesty, hath been concluded at Paris, on the Thirtieth Day of May last…We do declare to all His Majesty’s loving Subjects Our Will and Pleasure, that the said Treaty of Peace and Friendship be observed inviolably, as well by Sea as Land…Given at the Court at Carleton House, the Seventeenth Day of June One thousand eight hundred and fourteen, and in the fifty-fourth Year of His Majesty’s Reign.” Document also bears George’s printed name, “George P. R.,” above the beginning of the text. Document has been professionally silked, and is in very good condition, with intersecting folds, and scattered toning, staining, and foxing, as well as a few spots of minor paper loss. Starting Bid $200

380. King William III. Sov-

ereign Prince of Orange (1650– 1702) who served as King of England, Scotland, and Ireland from 1689 until his death. Manuscript DS, signed “William R,” one page, 7.75 x 12.25, May 8, 1695. Document making reference to a past commission that appointed “Our Right Trusty & Right Entirely Beloved Cousin Meinhard Duke of Schonburg our Generall of Our Horse & other the Chief officers of Our Army, to meet and assemble twice every week or oftener…for the examining and redressing of abuses in Our Army.” This document amends the requirements for a quorum, “That for the future any Two of them, with the said Duke of Schonburg, or the officer in Chief att London for the time being, shall be a Quorum att all meetings.” Prominently signed at the top by King William. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

381. King William IV. Partly-printed DS, signed “Wil-

liam R,” one page, 13.5 x 9.25, December 1, 1830. King William appoints Francis G. Keough “to be Lieutenant to that Company…in our Eighty sixth (or the Royal County Dover) Regiment of Foot commanded by our Right Trusty & Right Welbeloved Cousin General The Earl of Kilmorey.” Signed in the upper left by King William and countersigned at the conclusion by Melbourne. The paper seal affixed to the upper left remains fully intact. In fine condition, with light overall wrinkling. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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382.

Maria Theresa of Spain. Queen of France (1638–1683) and the wife of King Louis XIV. Untranslated manuscript vellum DS, signed “Marie Terese,” one page, 14.5 x 9.75, December 19, 1673. In very good condition, with scratching and staining to the oddly translucent vellum. The first time we have offered Maria Theresa of Spain. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

Superb 1785 Marie Antoinette document on funds for officers 383. Marie Antoinette. Manuscript DS, in French, signed

“Payez, Marie Antionette,” one page, 9.5 x 14.5, May 6, 1785. Document addressed to the treasurer Marc-Antoine-FrancoisMarie Randon de la Tour, concerning funds “for maintenance and food for several of our officers during the year.” Boldly signed in the lower left by Marie Antoinette to approve the payment; the document also bears Marie Antoinette’s secretarial proxy signature to the right side. In very good to fine condition, with scattered foxing, trimmed areas to the two sides, and an old tape stain to the left edge. Marie Antoinette’s expenditures to maintain her flamboyant lifestyle and lavish palace were enormous, and during this time she was growing increasingly unpopular. In 1785 her public image was tarnished beyond repair with the ‘Diamond Necklace Affair,’ when she was implicated in a fraudulent scheme to purchase an expensive necklace. A wonderful example boasting the bold, crisp signature of the infamous queen. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $1000

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384. Marie de Medici.

Queen consort of France (1575-1642) as the second wife of King Henry IV of France. She herself was a member of the wealthy and powerful House of Medici. LS in French, signed “Marie,” one page, 9 x 13.5, February 22, 1611. Untranslated letter of introduction to her nephew on behalf of Barrault of the Royal Council. In very good condition, with scattered light foxing and staining, and a few short edge tears. A rare and desirable piece from the influential Medici, featuring a large, prominent signature. Starting Bid $200

386. Prince Rainier of Monaco. Vintage matte-finish 9.5

x 11 photo of the prince with a baby chimpanzee, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “For Dear Mrs. Hale who loves and understands so well our ‘best’ friends: the animals. All my best wishes and sympathy on this 24 of October, Rainier, Prince de Monaco.” Reverse bears a Star Photo credit stamp. In fine condition, with trimmed edges and faint silvering to darker areas of the image. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

The ‘Khodynka Cup of Sorrows’ 385.

Nicholas II. Original enameled cup made for the coronation of Czar Nicholas II and Czarina Alexandra Feodorovna on May 18, 1896, measuring 4˝ tall and 3.75˝ in diameter, featuring an elaborate design with the initials of the royal couple in Cyrillic below an Imperial crown. The opposite side bears an image of the Imperial Russian Eagles surmounted by the crown. In very good to fine condition, with chipping along the rim.

On the morning of the coronation, hundreds of thousands of revelers gathered at Khodynka Field in Moscow to observe the ceremonies and receive these commemorative cups, a great novelty for the period. A false rumor swept through the crowd that the cups contained gold coins, causing a riot to ensue as people tried to obtain them before the limited supply ran out. Over a thousand people were trampled to death in the chaos—an omen of things to come during Nicholas’s bloody reign—and these souvenirs thus became known as the ‘Khodynka Cup of Sorrows.’ A superb relic that breathes history with its association to the last Romanov leader. Starting Bid $200

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Diana on turning 30— “I want a medal when I finally make it please!” 387. Princess Diana. ALS signed “Diana, x,” one page both sides, 5.5 x 7, Kensington Palace letterhead, July 2, 1990. Letter to Bruce and Anita, in full: “What a wonderful Jersey I have been given & how really touched I am to be remembered for entering my 30th year…I want a medal when I finally make it please! It was typical of you both to spoil me with one lovely Jersey… is this a new line as I haven’t seen this before, or am I just very behind with the times?! However, this comes with much love & endless thanks for helping to make Sunday a positively happy one.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

388. Princess Diana and Prince Charles. Wonderful 1989 Christmas card 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 two young sons on a wooden fence, signed in fountain pen, “from, Charles and,” and in black ink, “Diana.” In fine to very fine condition. Accompanied by a silk-bound hardcover copy of Earl Spencer’s Tribute to Diana Princess of Wales, published by Althorp in 1997, signed and inscribed on an introductory page in blue ink, “To Jean, Charles Spencer.” Includes the original Althorp presentation box. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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389. Princess Diana and Prince Charles. Very desirable 1992 Christmas card embossed on the front with the Prince

of Wales’s feathers and Order of the Garter motto and the Spencer family arms, measuring 10.25 x 7.25 open, featuring an affixed color photo of Diana and Charles seated and posing with their young sons, Prince Harry and Prince William, and their dog Murphy, signed and inscribed in black ink, “To you both, from the four of us, Diana,” and in fountain pen, “and Charles.” In fine condition. Accompanied by a silk-bound hardcover copy of Earl Spencer’s Tribute to Diana Princess of Wales, published by Althorp in 1997, signed and inscribed on an introductory page in blue ink, “To Alma and Peter, Charles Spencer.” Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

390. Princess Diana and Prince Charles. Christmas card embossed with the Prince of Wales’s feathers and Order of the Garter motto and the Spencer family arms, measuring 12 x 8 open, featuring an affixed color photo of Diana and Charles posing outside with their two young sons, Prince Harry and Prince William, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To you both, from Diana and” and “Charles.” In fine to very fine condition. An uncommon example given that Charles typically added the inscription. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

391. Princess Grace of Monaco. ALS signed “Grace de Monaco,” written on both sides of a 8.25 x 3.75 personal correspondence card, no date. Letter to “Mrs. Hale,” in part: “The Prince & I would be so delighted if you & Mr. Hale would join us Monday evening here at the palace for dinner and a film…My uncle is here from Laguna Beach and I am so anxious for you to meet him.” In very good to fine condition, with a central vertical fold and a couple of small stains. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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392. Princess Grace of Monaco. ALS

signed “Grace de Monaco,” written on both sides of a 5.25 x 3.75 royal correspondence card, no date. Letter to “Mrs. Hale,” in full: “How very sweet you are! And how much you spoil us! I was so touched yesterday to receive your lovely flowers and two wonderful books—And many thanks for your most generous check to the ‘American Friends of Monaco’—We are more grateful—After the national feast I will be in touch for our ‘private’ tea.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

393. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. Royal Christmas and New Year’s card with a gilt-embossed crown on the front, measuring 13.5 x 8.5 open, featuring a charming photo of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip posing with their two young children, signed in fountain pen, “Elizabeth R” and “Philip.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

394. Queen Victoria. Partly-printed DS, signed “Victoria

R. I.,” one page, 16 x 12, November 25, 1897. Queen Victoria appoints Arthur Mostyn Davies as “an Officer in Our Land Forces…in the rank of 2nd Lieutenant.” Prominently signed in the upper left by the queen. The blue paper seal affixed to the upper left remains fully intact. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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Explorers and Archeologists Rare letter home by the lost French voyager

395. Jean-Francois de Galaupe, comte de Laperouse. French Naval officer and explorer whose expedition vanished in Oceania (1741–c. 1788). ALS in French, signed “Laperouse,” one page both sides, 6.5 x 8.5, June 15, 1777. Letter to his sister Mme. Labessiere. In part (translated): “I have received your letter my dear sister, I swear that Iv feel as acutely as you the pleasure to be reunited with my family and to ease them a little, I felt sure to embrace you all without delay, but the time is pushed back for different works that I am obligated to do with the minister regarding missions I was put in charge of and I do not know the moment when I will be free which infuriates me. You do not give me news of your family. How many children do you have, what are they doing, their age, their education, their progress your views on them. I know nothing however nothing interests me more, and if I could contribute to their progress it would be a pleasure to do so. I am at this time in good terms with the minister, and I have acquaintances who could be useful to your family. Write me with details…Please remember me to your husband who has maybe already forgotten me. I will inform you about the time of my arrival in Albi. It could even be very possible that from

Montauban I could set out…but it is not quite certain yet. Adieu my dear friend, I embrace you and I love you with all my heart.” Addressed on the reverse of the second integral page in his own hand. In very good to fine condition, with a vertical slit to the top affecting one line of writing, and seal-related paper loss to the integral address leaf. Accompanied by an export certificate from the French Ministry of Culture. Occupied by naval expeditions in the Indies, Laperouse had been away from his home in Albi for five years at the time he wrote this letter. Unfortunately, he received a lukewarm welcome as his parents vocally disapproved of the woman he hoped to marry. Not wanting to betray his family, Laperouse put off the marriage and returned to the sea, commanding ships against the British during the American Revolution. After finding great success there—he captured two British forts on the coast of Hudson Bay—he returned home a war hero. His family finally consented to his marriage, and in 1785 King Louis XVI appointed Laperouse to lead a scientific exploration around the world—a voyage from which he did not return. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $1000

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One year before the Lewis and Clark Expedition 396. William Clark. Soldier and explorer

(1770–1838) who, with Meriwether Lewis, undertook a two-year expedition in 1804 to discover a navigable route to the Pacific Ocean, in the process exploring and later describing much of the course along the Missouri River. Following the expedition, Clark resumed his military career, serving as agent for Indian affairs in St. Louis and leading a number of campaigns during the War of 1812. Partly-printed DS, signed “Wm. Clark,” one page, 7.5 x 12.25, April 11, 1803. Indenture between George R. Clark, William Sullivan, Samuel Gwathmey, Davis Floyd, and William Clark of Indiana, and John Harrison of Kentucky, for a plot of land in Clarksville “containing fourteen Acres & a half.” Signed at the conclusion by William Clark; the “G. R. Clark” signature is secretarial. In good to very good condition, with moderate overall foxing, and paper loss and nearly complete separations along the fragile intersecting folds. The site that would become Clarksville, Indiana, was first used as a base of operations by William’s brother, George Rogers Clark, during the American Revolution. After the war, George R. Clark was granted a tract of 150,000 acres for his military service—a portion of this became Clarksville. In the same year this document was signed, President Thomas Jefferson commissioned the Corps of Discovery, naming Meriwether Lewis as its leader. Lewis selected William Clark as his partner, and the famed ‘Lewis and Clark Expedition’ commenced a year later on May 14, 1804. A significant early American autograph from a most important period. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

American West 397. Heck Thomas. Legendary and deadly western sheriff involved in more than ten recorded gunfights (1850-1912). Rare DS, one page, 8 x 3, June 4, 1895. Territory of Oklahoma prisoner subsistence form, in full: “I certify, that from May 30 to May 31, 1895, I furnished subsistence, etc., for the following United States prisoners in my charge, viz: Wm. Brown, as per within account.” Signed at the conclusion by Thomas as Deputy United States Marshal. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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Notorious Figures Lizzie Borden’s dictionary 398. Lizzie Borden. American woman (1860–1927) who was tried and acquitted in the 1892 axe murders of her father and stepmother in Fall River, Massachusetts. The saga ultimately became one of the most celebrated unsolved cases in the history of American crime. Lizzie Borden’s personally-owned signed book: The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. Later printing. NY: Funk & Wagnalls, 1917. Hardcover, 5 x 6.5, 583 pages. Signed on the first page with her initials, “L. A. B.,” and “Washington,” presumably the location of purchase. A greenand-gold “Maplecroft” seal has been applied to the reverse of the signed page. Maplecroft was the name of the mansion that Borden purchased following her acquittal. Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG/None. To escape the pressures of Fall River, Massachusetts, Borden would often take off for Washington, DC. In Washington, she could live a life without being scrutinized in public, and she enjoyed theater, traveling, and shopping. She evidently bought this dictionary—which features definitions of both ‘axe’ and ‘murder’—during one such jaunt to the nation’s capital. Starting Bid $300

Mata Hari prepares a “new dance” 399. 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 “Mata-Hari,” two pages on two adjoining sheets, 6.75 x 8.5, 11 rue Windsor letterhead, [March 26, 1913]. In full (translated): “For the past hour I have seen Mademoiselle Charles, who has been very much occupied with the opening of the Theatre. She has spoken to me about Penelope and of the new dance that I’m thinking of doing there, but it is impossible because I have committed to an engagement in Spain beginning on May 1st. I certainly think that I will be able to perform my dance under other circumstances and I hope very much to see you at your home.” Handsomely double-matted and framed with a portrait to an overall size of 24.75 x 14.25. In fine condition, with the letter uniformly faded but completely readable. A superb letter by Mata Hari on her craft. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $300

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Comprehensive archive from the FBI’s top special agent

400. Melvin Purvis. Collection of approximately 100 items,

consisting of typed letters, manuscripts, and FBI memoranda, bearing 81 various signatures of Purvis, with the majority signed “P,” mostly on the various memos, and three full “Melvin Purvis” signatures. The archive is dated mostly between 1930–1943, with much of the correspondence on onionskin pages. The memos, signed “P” as Special Agent in Charge, are to Special Agents or employees attached to field offices in Cincinnati, Washington, Oklahoma City, and Birmingham, and mostly concern administrative topics and policies. Others relate to requests for Purvis to speak to a variety of different organizations. A selection from the four typed manuscripts, signed in pencil, “M.P.,” or “P,” on 5 x 8 sheets, is as follows: one, in part, “on the day I had been told I was being ordered to go to Oklahoma City and take charge of the office, we had a long talk, Edgar Hoover & I…I told him I liked this job pretty well and that I would like to remain in this service…and that I felt that since there were no chains on me, forever linking me to this job, that this could not be even considered as an ultimatum, I merely wanted to do something I knew would work and work better

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than the system being used…He said ‘You have a fine record in the Bureau, and now you want to ruin it.’ I told him I would guarantee to get more work done in my way and there would be a much better spirit in the organization. He said it could not be done. We butted heads until after midnight…” A second, in part, “Terre Haute, Indiana—On Robinson kidnapping case. Kidnapper’s wife arrived at RR. Station with suitcase containing $50,000.00 ransom. My instructions were to drop the trailing of her if it became evident that she knew she was being trailed. Trailing her from one station to another.” Remaining letters and memorandum deal with a variety of issues involving his business as President and General Manager of the Florence Broadcasting Company, and his appearances in advertising campaigns for the Moore Clothing Company, Gillette Razor Blade Company, Iodent Company, and Dodge Corporation. Also included are several Western Union telegrams; four letters concerning negotiations with Warner Bros. for radio programs and a movie; and two documents presented to Purvis. In overall good to very good condition. An interesting look into Purvis’s professional life with the FBI. Starting Bid $500


Uncommon Oswald envelope signed in Cyrillic 401. Lee Harvey Oswald. Hand-addressed

airmail envelope, 6.25 x 4.25, addressed in Oswald’s hand to his brother, “USA, 7313 Davenport St., Fort Worth, Texas, Mr. R. Oswald,” adding his return address in Russian in the lower right, concluding with his name in Cyrillic, “A. Oswald.” Envelope bears several Russian postmarks and a ballpoint date notation of May 22, 1962. In very good to fine condition, with a torn top edge. During this time, after months of frustration, Oswald was finally succeeding in acquiring the paperwork required to return home to the United States. He, Marina, and their newborn daughter would return to the Dallas-Fort Worth area in June. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $300

The ‘Birdman of Alcatraz’ on breeding birds 402. Robert Stroud. ALS signed “Bob, Robert Stroud #594,” one page both sides, 8 x 10.25, January 15, 1950. Letter to Fred E. Daw, in part: “If your friend Martin has a pair of slim york of the quality you describe, there is only one thing he should do—sell or choke everything else he owns and breed from them. Breed that pair this year, breed mother to best son, father to best daughter, and brother to sister next year, always breeding yellow to buff. Each year, the chicks in four groups. Keep the top twenty-five percent for breeding, sell the next fifty percent to other breeder. Choke or sell to pet shops the poorest twenty-five percent. If he will follow that rule. He will always have prize-winning yorks, and he will have a good reputation for selling good birds…There is nothing wrong with mating brother and sister, only it doesn’t fix qualities as fast as breeding in line…Frank Bires has written a book on my life and wishes permission to publish it, using my name…I think it will be best for him to wait until I have finished this latest book, which will be in April, if everything goes well. I am sure it is a work that will create a sensation because I have written intensely interesting work, and in expressing the convict’s point of view, I have trod on conventional toes at every step of the way.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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Vanzetti awaits his fate: “What is man, when hope is death?”

403. Bartolomeo Vanzetti. Lengthy ALS signed “Bartolomeo Vanzetti,” three pages both sides, 8 x 10, May 22, 1927. Letter to Lilly Sarnoff, written while imprisoned in Dedham Jail. In part (spelling and grammar retained): “Now on hope…we are hoping very little. As a matter of fact we have never hoped in Courts and Judges…we are still hoping only on what the comrades and the people will compel the State to give us. Because our case is grave, the solidarity so vast and great, the accuse so weak and wreched, and our defencive proofs so strong and evident: people have always hope that we will have won. Thus, from one trial to another, from the first to the last seventh appeals, the people hoped in a victory and they always got a defeat. Now we are in the hands of the Gubernatorial discretion. A bad beast, believe me. But as the evidences in our favor are so strong, as the protest is universal, the people hope again in a victory. Our case a proved one thing positively: That that handful of men invested of power by the stupidity of the people and who call themselves public-servants care a fig for the people wishes and pay no attention to the people claims…I guess it was Victor Hugo who said that ‘Hope would be the last godness in life were it not for disperation.’ I think that there is still something beyond disperation. And I have learnt that man cannot lives without hoping. You ask: for what is man, when hope is death? I answer: A death man—I mean so phisically… You understand that there ate several things deriving either directly or indirectly from our case—of which I am glad, proud, and conforted. The judges have joined us against their regime—our figure project themselves higher than those of other

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persecuters in history; the comrades have been, as it were, galvanized by our trial and are performing wonders. Mankind as done for two obscure and rebellious workers what on the past would have only be done for saints and kings…Have all our greetings and good wishes from Nick & I.” Vanzetti also discusses demonstrations at Madison Square Garden and their inaccurate portrayals in newspapers. In very good condition, with intersecting folds (a vertical fold passing through a couple letters of the signature), one small area of paper loss affecting no text, scattered creases, and soiling to the last page. 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. By the time of this letter, the two had exhausted their appeals and been sentenced to death on April 9, 1927. As Vanzetti writes in this letter, their fate fell into the hands of Massachusetts Governor Alvan T. Fuller, who faced last-minute petitions to grant clemency to the convicted anarchists. He assembled a panel that determined Sacco and Vanzetti had received a fair trial, and despite ongoing large public protests they were executed by electric chair on August 23, 1927. As a lengthy letter with outstanding content including reflections on his trial, the public’s reaction, and philosophical musings on ‘hope,’ this is an ideal Vanzetti letter of the utmost historical interest. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $1000


404. Konrad Adenauer

405. Philip D. Amour

406. Laura Bridgman

407. Warren Buffett

408. Bernhard von Bulow

409. Richard E. Byrd

410. Richard E. Byrd

411. Andy Card

412. Randolph Churchill

413. Eldridge Cleaver

414. Dalai Lama

415. Dalai Lama

416. George Downing

417. Elizabeth, Queen Mother

418. Elizabeth, Queen Mother

419. Charles Evers

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420. Indira Gandhi

421. Indira Gandhi

422. J. Paul Getty

423. Jane Goodall

424. Mikhail Gorbachev MB $200

425. Mikhail Gorbachev and Margaret Thatcher

426. Francois Hanriot

427. Hellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Angels: Barger and Christie

428. Mark Hofmann

429. J. Edgar Hoover MB $200

430. Justices and Politicians

431. Ingvar Kamprad

433. King Edward VII and Family

434. King Edward VII and King William IV

435. King Fahd of Saudi Arabia

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432. King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia MB $200

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436. King George IV MB $200

437. King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia MB $200

440. King Wilhelm II

438. King Umberto II MB $200

439. King Wilhelm I MB $200

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441. Ferdinand de Lesseps

442. Emmanuel Macron

443. Golda Meir

444. Angela Merkel

445. Mother Teresa

446. Timothy Pickering

447. Pope Pius XI

448. Prince George, Duke of Kent

449. Queen Victoria

450. Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

451. Yitzhak Rabin

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452. Charles Sumner

453. Tehran Conference

454. Margaret Thatcher

456. Margaret Thatcher

457. Margaret Thatcher

458. Margaret Thatcher

459. Josip Tito

460. Jonathan Trumbull

461. William M. ‘Boss’ Tweed

462. Walter Ulbricht

463. Earl Warren

465. Simon Weisenthal

466. Oliver Wolcott, Jr

467. Oliver Wolcott, Jr

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464. Watergate: Archibald Cox MB $200

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military

Thrice-signed document mentioning “Capt. Benj’n Harrison” 468. Edward Hand. Physician and general in

the Continental Army (1744-1802) known for his service during the siege of Yorktown; he was appointed adjutant general to Washington in 1781. Exceptional thrice-signed ADS, signed twice “E. Hand” and once “Edw. Hand,” one page both sides, 6.5 x 8.25, February 1778. Series of requests made by Hand to Paymaster Sgt. J. Baynton: the first, consisting of the last portion of a longer document, reads: “and two days to return home agreeable to the within abstract for which etc. Given at Fort Pitt, 10. Feby. 1778, E. Hand.” The second request, penned immediately below, reads: “Please to pay to Lt. Col. John Gibson of the 13th Virga. Regt. £226: 1716. Penns’a, Curr’y, it being for his pay as Lt. Col. of the above reg’t from the 15. Nov. 1776 to the 12. Feb’y. 1778, inclusive agreeable to the above account for which this shall be yr. warr’t. Given at Fort Pitt 12. Feb’y, 1778, E. Hand.” The final request, penned on the reverse, reads: “Please to pay to Capt. Benj’n Harrison £1001:17:2 Penns’a Currency it being for the pay of a Detachment of the 13th Virg’a Regt. under the Com’d of Lt. Col. Gibson stationed at Fort Pitt from the Time of their Inlistment until the 31st of May 1777 following inclusion agreeable to the above abstract for which this shall be your warr’t. Given at Fort Pitt, 12. Feb. 1778., Edw. Hand.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

Superb 1776 Massachusetts-Bay militia commission 469. Revolutionary War. Revolutionary War–dated partly-printed DS, one page, 15.5 x 13, March 23, 1776. The Council of the Massachusetts-Bay appoints Noah Whitman as “Second Lieutenant of the Sixth Company (whereof James Allen is captain) of the third Regiment of Militia in the County of Plymouth whereof Edward Mitchell Esq’r is Colonel.” Signed on the left side in ink by fifteen members of the council, including “W. Spooner,” “Chas. Chauncey,” “Jabez Fisher,” “John Taylor,” “B. White,” “Moses Gill,” “John Whetcomb,” and others. Also countersigned by Perez Morton as deputy secretary, and endorsed by “David Jones Lieut. Col.” and “Elip’t Cary major.” In very good condition, with scattered staining, creasing, and paper loss along intersecting folds, which has been repaired by old backing on the reverse. Starting Bid $200

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470. Jean-Baptiste de Rochambeau. French

military officer (1725–1807) who made a substantial contribution to the American Revolution, including a leading role in the defeat of Lord Cornwallis at the Battle of Yorktown in 1781. Partly-printed DS in French, signed “Rochambeau,” one page, 11.25 x 8.75, October 26, 1762. Untranslated official French and Indian War soldier’s discharge certificate, signed in the upper right by Rochambeau. In very good to fine condition, with light soiling, and a circular area of seal-related paper loss to the upper left blank area. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

471. Jean-Baptiste de Rochambeau. French military

officer (1725–1807) who made a substantial contribution to the American Revolution, including a leading role in the defeat of Lord Cornwallis at the Battle of Yorktown in 1781. Manuscript DS in French, signed “Le cte. de Rochambeau,” one page, 8.25 x 13.5, 1771. Untranslated military promotion, approved at the conclusion by Rochambeau as Inspector of Infantry. A red wax seal is affixed to the lower left. In fine condition, with light edge toning, and a tear to the lower left corner. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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472. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain. J. B. Brown & Sons Bankers check, 6.25 x 2.75, filled out and signed by Chamberlain, “Joshua L. Chamberlain,” payable to Horace P. Chandler for $22.97, July 28, 1882. Encapsulated in a plastic PSA/DNA authentication holder. In fine condition. Starting Bid $200


Davis offers aid in helping collect “some cotton seed from the Gila River” 473. Jefferson Davis. LS signed “Jeffer. Davis,” one page, 7.5 x 9, February 2, 1854. Letter to A. M. Newman, in full: “I have received your letter of the 5th ulto. asking my aid in obtaining for you some cotton seed from the Gila River, and in reply have to inform you that, your request will be communicated to some Officer of the Army in that country who may have an opportunity to collect the seed, which, when received at the Department, will be promptly transmitted to you.” Double-matted and framed to an overall size of 13.25 x 15. In very good to fine condition, with creasing and light toning to the letter, and moderate foxing to the mat. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

474. David Farragut. Small fragments of red, white, and blue silk and linen from a flag of the USS Hartford, the flagship of Admiral David G. Farragut during the Civil War. The three fragments are presented in a small gold-tone circular case, which has a diameter of about one inch. In fine condition. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from University Archives and a color copy of original provenance. Starting Bid $200

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Before he was ‘Stonewall,’ the West Point cadet enjoys “very fine music by the band. Among the tunes was Hail Columbia & Star Spangled Banner”

475. Thomas J. ‘Stonewall’ Jackson. Early ALS signed “T. J. J.,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 8 x 10, January

1, 1846. Letter to his sister Laura Jackson Arnold, written from West Point. In part: “Amid the scenes of mirth & joy by which I am now surrounded I grasp my pen to announce to you the reception of your hearthomast churning letter with it came feelings of joy which are more easy felt by the heart than expressed by the tongue or pen. Among the items of your letter I observed an improvement of your health & an accession to your family both of which are as agreeable to me as to yourself. I look with joyful anticipation to that day which I will have the pleasure of verbal instead of expository conversation with you as well as all my friends. The misfortune of Uncle Cummins brought to my heart feelings of regret & sympathy which time will never be able to erase. But I sincerely trust that he may ride clear from all harm which should be the case if as I have been informed that there was false evidence against him. I have not written home since my return from furlough neither have I received one from there. My standing at present is undecided but the examination commences to morrow the prospects are more favorable for me than they have ever been heretofore. It grieves me to think that in a short time I must be separated from amiable & meritorious friends...Last night we had very fine music by the band. Among the tunes was Hail Columbia & Star Spangled Banner. We have concerts every week by the brass band. I could continue to wright [sic] until every line should be filled but being well satisfied that the foregoing will be as much as you could desire to read considering the hand in which it is written.” Intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through last letter of the signature), scattered staining, and light show-through from writing on opposing sides, otherwise fine condition. In 1842, Jackson was accepted to the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. Because of his inadequate schooling, he had difficulty with the entrance examinations and began his studies at the bottom of his class. Displaying a dogged determination that was to characterize his life, however, he became one of the hardest working cadets in the academy, and moved steadily up the academic rankings; he graduated 17th out of 59 students in the Class of 1846. Jackson had a very close relationship with his sister, who was just two years younger, up until the beginning of the Civil War; as the war loomed, Laura Jackson Arnold became a staunch unionist and broke away from the family. Both Thomas and Laura were raised by the “Uncle Cummins” mentioned in the letter, who had gotten into some legal trouble. He had discovered a vein of silver near his property in 1844 and began to counterfeit half-dollar coins of lead with a thin coat of silver; after several months, a federal grand jury indicted him for forgery and 26 counts of counterfeiting. A wonderful and historically important letter from Jackson’s time at West Point. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $1000

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Sherman seeks a heavier weapon— “A musket is not only a fire arm but a club” 476. William T. Sherman. ALS signed “W. T. Sherman,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 7.75 x 9.75, Head Quarters Armies of the United States letterhead, December 1, 1869. Letter to firearm manufacturers Remington and Sons, in part: “I enclose you a copy of my General orders and advise you to box & send to ‘Commanding Officer Saint Louis Arsenal’, One musket complete—One carbine complete—One Pistol (revolver of 5 or 6 Chambers), One pistol sniper barreled—all using ammunition of the ‘50’ (1/2 inch) Caliber, using identically the same ball & copper case cartridge—the powder…same in the Carbine and musket but less in the Pistol—yet enough to drive the ball a couple hundred yards if used in the musket & carbine. If I make any criticism the musket sent me it is that you have got it rather too slight. I would advise a little heavier metal & wood from the…band to the butt because a musket is not only a fire arm but a club and in service soldiers will carry it across their shoulders…Understand me that I do not intend to use my influence with the Board, but I think I embody the general views of the Men, who wish to keep square up to the most advanced condition of arms and munitions of war.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

477. Lew Wallace. Union general (1827–1905) who became better

known as the author of the best-selling novel Ben-Hur. ALS, one page, 5 x 8, April 22, 1903. Letter to George Bicknell, in part: “I hope you will pardon the delay in returning your book. It is due to continued absence from home. Wish all good wishes for your success.” Affixed to a same-size mount and in very good condition, with some creases, stains, and minor paper loss to the left edge. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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478. Douglas MacArthur. Choice matte-finish 8 x 10 photo of the MacArthur family boarding a Pan American Airways jet, signed in fountain pen, “Douglas MacArthur,” “Arthur MacArthur,” and “Jean MacArthur.” Reverse bears a typed notation indicating that it was signed in 1951. In very fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

481. Napoleon. Rare early 19th-century paper ‘peepshow’ device in its original 8.75 x 6.5 x .5 box, featuring six hand-colored engravings; when expanded to its full 28˝ inches, the device displays an impressive layered three-dimensional scene from the Battle of Eylau. On the cover, which has a small viewing hole flanked by French tricolor flags, the piece is titled in English and French, “Napoleon at the battle at Eylau, fought the 9th February 1807.” Napoleon appears on the left side on horseback on the third panel from the top. In very good condition, with soiling, foxing, and general wear to exterior, and small splits to corners of the box; the interior panels are extremely clean and well-preserved. On February 7–8, 1807, Napoleon and his Grand Armee fought a massive, but inconclusive, battle against the Imperial Russian Army as part of the War of the Fourth Coalition. This exquisite paper peepshow portrays the bloody battle. Starting Bid $200

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482. John Bradstreet. British Army

officer during King George’s War, the French and Indian War, and Pontiac’s Rebellion (1714–1774). ADS, signed “Jn. Bradstreet,” one page, 7.75 x 4.5, November 18, 1758. Pay order submitted to “Abraham Mortier or in his absence to his clerk,” in full: “Please to let Lieut. Coventry have three hundred pounds sterling for my account.” Endorsed on the reverse with a receipt dated November 18, 1758, signed “Geo. Coventry,” in part: “Received from Abraham Mortier Esq. the sum of three hundred pounds sterling.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

483. Civil War. Field-procured, dark brown narrow leather waist belt measuring approximately 34˝ and 1.5˝ wide with a

brass, die-struck, lead-filled oval belt plate which measures 3.5 x 2.25 and has an overall dark ochre patina with lighter spots along the edges. The plate has a noticeable inward bend at the left edge and moderate oxidation present on the lead filling on the reverse. Leather belt has a heavily flaked and crazed exterior with numerous scuffs and blemishes, but is still intact and relatively supple for its age. The tag end of the belt has a pointed tip and regularly spaced adjustment holes, but the buckle end has an uneven border with hand cut pass-throughs for the arrowhead fasteners of the plate. This would indicate that the belt itself was probably salvaged from some other sling or harness strap encountered in the field. The plate has a slightly more open design with more space above and below the “US” than is usual for Civil War era plates, very similar to the 1839 Pattern Dragoon plate (no. 24 in Plates and Buckles of the American Military 1795-1874 by Sydney C. Kerksis; 4th ed. 1991), but without the looped wire fasteners. This is a fine example of a Civil War soldier’s belt, resourcefully ‘repurposed’ from something else. Starting Bid $200

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485. Enola Gay MB $200

486. Enola Gay: Tibbets and Sweeney

487. Enola Gay: Paul Tibbets

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488. Edward S. Godfrey

489. David Hunter

490. Helmut von Moltke

491. Edouard Mortier

492. Mountbatten of Burma

493. Horatio Nelson Commanders

494. William Vandever

495. Seth Williams

496. World War II Poster: Farm Labor

497. World War II Posters: Food MB $200

498. World War II Posters: Relief Efforts MB $200

499. World War II Posters: Victory Book Campaign

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aviation 500. Aces. Appealing collection of 18 ‘Ace’ playing cards, each 2.5 x 3.5, individually signed on the face in ink or felt tip by an aviation pioneer or World War II fighter ace, including (some adding dates and designations): Clarence ‘Bud’ Anderson; Frederick ‘Boots’ Blesse; Kenneth Harry Dahlberg; Francis ‘Gabby’ Gabreski; Robert E. Galer; Chalmers ‘Slick’ Goodlin; Sanford K. Moats; Charles Older; Franklin Rose, Jr.; Dick Rossi; James E. Swett; Stanley ‘Swede’ Vejtasa; Alexander Vraciu; Ralph Henry Wandrey; Ralph ‘Doc’ Watson; Wilbur B. ‘Spider’ Webb; David C. Wilhelm; and John Zink. In overall fine condition. Starting Bid $200

Earhart prepares for flight 501. Amelia Earhart. Amazing vintage glossy 10.5 x 8 fulllength photo of Earhart seated inside an aircraft, smiling as she looks over a diagram, signed over her leg in fountain pen. Triple-matted and framed to an overall size of 18.5 x 15.5. In fine condition. Signed photos depicting the legendary aviatrix inside of an aircraft are seldom-encountered, with this beautiful example further augmented by its uncommonly large size and clarity. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

502. Amy Johnson.

Vintage matte-finish 3.5 x 5.5 Vaughan & Freeman postcard photo of Johnson in a head-and-shoulders pose and wearing aviator goggles, signed in fountain pen. In fine to very fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA. Starting Bid $200

503. Joe Kittinger and Scott Crossfield. National Aviation Hall of Fame commemorative cover, 9.5 x 4.25, with a color cachet honoring a Century of Flight, 1903–2003, signed in silver ink, “Scott Crossfield” and “Joe W. Kittinger.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Zarelli Space Authentication. Starting Bid $200

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504. Pierre-Georges Latecoere. Pioneer of

aeronautics (1883–1943) who founded the French airmail service Aeropostale. Rare untranslated ALS in French, signed “Pierre G. Latecoere,” one page both sides, 5.5 x 3.75, personal letterhead, January 3, 1936. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

Complete collection of Smithsonian fabric relics, including Earhart’s Lockheed Vega and a Wright Vin Fiz

505. Smithsonian Airplane Relics.

Complete set of the nine flown fabric presentations created by the Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum with fabric removed during restoration of historically important aircraft. Each swatch measures about 2 x 2 and is affixed to an informational poster and matted to an overall size of 18 x 22.5. Pieces include: a brown swatch from Calbraith Perry Rodgers’s Wright Brothers Vin Fiz; a bright red swatch from Amelia Earhart’s Lockheed Vega 5B; a dark brown swatch from Oakley Kelly and John Macready’s Fokker T-2; a beige swatch from the Bleriot XI; a dark brown swatch from the Douglas World Cruiser ‘Chicago’ that made the first around-the-world flight in 1924; a dark brown swatch from Lt. Heinz von Beaulieu-Marconnay’s Fokker D-VII ‘U.10’; a brown swatch from the Albatros D.Va No. 7161/17; a brown swatch from the Curtiss NC-4 Flying Boat that made the first transatlantic flight in 1919; and a dark gray swatch from the De Havilland DH-4 WWI bomber. In overall fine condition. Rarely offered as a complete set, this is an absolutely remarkable collection of relics from some of the most important aircraft in aviation history. Starting Bid $300

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506. Charles Lindbergh: Charles Dana Gibson. De-

sirable 11 x 13.75 print of a Life Magazine illustration of Charles Lindbergh done by great American illustrator Charles Dana Gibson entitled ‘Our Boy,’ with a poem by Oliver Herford below, signed in ink, “C. D. Gibson” and “Oliver Herford, 1927.” In very good condition, with scattered light foxing, and moderate to heavy overall creasing. Accompanied by a mailing cover addressed to Sharpless Dodson Green. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

507. Joe Sutter.

American engineer (1921–2016) for the Boeing Airplane Company and manager of the design team for the Boeing 747; Smithsonian Air and Space Magazine has described Sutter as the ‘father of the 747.’ Uncommon 8.5 x 11 laserprint photo of Sutter wearing a suit and tie and posing in front of a Boeing airplane, signed in black felt tip. In very fine condition. Starting Bid $200

508. Orville Wright. The City National

Bank check, 8.5 x 3.25, filled out in another hand and signed by Wright, “Orville Wright,” payable to Edna Schumm for $100, June 12, 1924. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

509. Chuck Yeager. Two matching off-white 8 x 9 sheets: one featuring a black felt tip signature, “Chuck Yeager,” and the other bearing a black ink tracing of Yeager’s left hand. In overall fine condition. Pre-certified Zarelli Space Authentication. Starting Bid $200

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art, architecture, and design 510. Artists. Group of seven unsigned carte-de-visite portraits of noted 19thcentury artists, including: John Ruskin (bearing a facsimile signature), George Cruikshank, Paul Gustav Dore, Rosa Bonheur, Elizabeth Thompson, William Powell Frith, and Edwin Landseer. In overall fine condition, with some speckled staining to Ruskin. Starting Bid $200

Borglum seeks to fund his project with merchandize of “the four portraits now being carved on Mount Rushmore” 511. Gutzon Borglum. Two items: a DS, four pages, 8.5 x 11, September 26, 1934, regarding an agreement between “Gutzon Borglum of Mouth Rushmore, South Dakota” and “H. C. Farnham and Floyd Mellen of Omaha, Nebraska,” in which the latter party “shall have the exclusive right to sell to the retail trade facsimiles of the heads of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt, being the four portraits now being carved on Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills of South Dakota, and reproduced as book ends, full portraits and fragments, anywhere within the United States and Canada,” signed at the conclusion in black ink by Borglum, and countersigned by several others, including his son, “Lincoln Borglum,” as a witness; and a TLS signed thrice by Borglum, one page, 8.5 x 11, Mount Rushmore National Memorial Commission letterhead, October 3, 1934, addressed to Mr. Farnham in relation to the included document, which Borglum wishes to amend, in part: “Paragraph 9 shall state, it is agreed that this contract shall extend for the period of one year from the time of this date, with the privilege thereof for one additional year by the parties of the second part provided 50,000…casts have been sold…and, Paragraph 13…shall read thus: It is agreed that the parties of the second part shall, within ten (10) days after the receipt of any consignment of said figures by them in any part of the United States or Canada, pay to the party of the first part therefor as follows: for the small heads or fragments the sum of thirty-five (35) cents each, the full busts shall be thirty-five (35) cents each, and for the book-ends one dollar ($1.00) per set of fifty (50) cents each.” Borglum adds “for you” to the final line, with both H. C. Farnham and Floyd Mellen signing their names to the approved changes. In overall fine condition. Borglum and his team of 400 workers were roughly half-way through the construction of the Mount Rushmore National Monument in early fall of 1934, with Washington’s face completed and dedicated some three months earlier. Although both the public and press were eager for completion, frequent delays due to weather and lack of funds are estimated to have allotted 8.5 years worth of waiting, with the other six years dedicated to actual sculpting. The merchandizing of Mount Rushmore would have served as a valuable source of revenue for a project that cost $989,992.32. Starting Bid $200

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513. Jean Dubuffet. French

512. Joseph Beuys. Rare ALS, one page, 8.25 x 11.75, January 11, 1971. In part: “I am no more in the possession of the film ‘Le Bateau d’Eurasie,’ but you can have it from the Wide White Space Gallery, Anny de Decker, Antwerpen.” In fine condition. Accompanied by an excised portion of the original mailing envelope, which features Beuys’ signature and address. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA. Starting Bid $200

painter and sculptor (1901–1985) known for founding the ‘Art Brut’ movement. Glossy 8.5 x 6.75 photo of one of Dubuffet’s works, titled, signed, and inscribed on the reverse in blue ink, “Le Tribunal (Portraits de René Bertelé, Jean Paulhan and Geert van Bruaene), peint en mars 1950, souvenir affectueux au cher Geert, de son ami, Jean Dubuffet, Paris 7 aout 1950.” In fine condition. The recipient, Geert van Bruaene, was a Belgian surrealist poet, actor, and art dealer. Precertified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

Givenchy sketches Audrey Hepburn in her little black dress from Breakfast at Tiffany’s 514. Hubert de Givenchy. Original felt tip design sketch of Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, showing her in her iconic black dress and holding a long cigarette, on a white 4 x 5.75 card, signed and inscribed to the lower right, “To Hans Jordan, Hubert de Givenchy.” In very fine condition. A brilliant original sketch which is unmistakably the ‘little black dress’ Givenchy designed for actress Audrey Hepburn in the classic 1961 romantic comedy—the legendary Breakfast at Tiffany’s dress has been voted the most iconic movie dress in the history of cinema. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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Unique Haring sketch and handwritten gallery invitation from 1985 515. Keith Haring. Superb original felt tip sketch of

a dolphin rider and ‘X’ man together accomplished by Haring on an off-white 6.25 x 3.25 sheet, signed and dated below, “K. Haring, 85.” On a separate sheet, Haring writes an invitation to his upcoming gallery exhibition: “Sat. Oct. 26, 12–7 PM, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, 163 Mercer Street, 925-8732.” In very good to fine condition, with soiling, light edge toning, and some offsetting to the ‘gallery invitation’ page from onetime contact with adjoining pages. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from the original recipient, in part: “I was a student in NYC back then and I bumped into Keith Haring on Broadway near Houston street in 1985…He invited me to Tony Shafrazi opening party. So he wrote the information on my memo book…He remembered me at the opening and said Hello to me. My story and myself were in the Japanese TV show called ‘Ptakara Kanteidan’ aired in 2015 May 5th in Japan.” A superb pairing of impromptu street-signed Haring pieces. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $1000

516. Hubert de Givenchy. French

fashion designer (1927–2018) who founded the House of Givenchy in 1952, famous for designing clothes for the likes of Audrey Hepburn and Jacqueline Kennedy. Desirable glossy 6.75 x 7 photo of Givenchy going over a fashion design with opera legend Maria Callas, signed in black ink, “Givenchy.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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517. Keith Haring.

Color postcard of Haring’s 1986 work Andy Mouse IV: Homage to Andy Warhol, 4 x 6, signed in the lower border in black felt tip, “K. Haring.” In fine condition. Originally obtained by in-person specialist Mike Wehrmann. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200


518. Henri Matisse. ALS in French, signed “H. Matisse,” one page both sides, 8.25 x 10.5, June 26, 1934. Letter to Emile,

in full (translated): “I received the photo plates. I am glad that all is going well and that you have gotten your driver’s license. I am sending you a check for 500 fr to pay Mme. Lydia’s bill which you will be getting at the end of the month or, I think, on July 5. Would you tell me where we stand with your salary? I paid you in advance, but I don’t know until when. I wrote it down some place, only where? You can get your thousand when you ask for it. Has that bright Kulien come by? Did you tell him to bring the silk?” Matisse adds pencil notations to the upper right, “don’t lose the check, deposit it right away,” and on the reverse, “write to me when you’ve received the letter, because of the check.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $300

519. Peter Max. Original felt tip sketch of a face in profile on the far right end of an off-white 11 x 3.75 sheet of heavy cardstock, prominently signed in felt tip, “Peter Max, 1999.” In fine condition. Originally obtained by in-person specialist Mike Wehrmann. A desirable sketch elevated furthermore by the rare addition of Max’s first name. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA. Starting Bid $200

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521. Joan Miro. ALS in French, signed “Miro,” two pages on

520. Peter Max. Color 16.5 x 23.25 poster for a 1992

exhibition in Monte Carlo, signed and inscribed in silver ink, “For Jerry & Pam—Max.” Rolled and in fine condition, with a few slight creases. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

two adjoining sheets, 4.75 x 6.5, no date. In part (translated): “I just finished my paintings. Do you want to come and see them at my workshop (45 Blomet Street). They are still fresh and I fear to bring them to the Licorne. I have to leave on June 12 for Spain; it is for this reason that I allow myself to tell you to come to my home, to save time.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

“The only interesting autographs, are those that are discovered, and not those that we ask for” 522. Claude Monet. Large and highly

desirable AQS in French on an off-white 6.75 x 4.5 sheet, in full (translated): “The only interesting autographs, are those that are discovered, and not those that we ask for, Claude Monet.” A collector’s notation in the lower left dates the piece to October 2, 1922. In fine condition, with a central vertical fold, and light toning to the lower half. By this late period of his life Monet was nearly blind, hence his large, deliberate handwriting—and his impressive 3.5˝ long signature. A superb exemplar of the great Impressionist’s autograph. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $500

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The tormented painter of ‘The Scream’ writes to a patron

523. Edvard Munch. Influential Norwegian painter and printmaker (1863–1944) known for his intense and evocative treat-

ment of psychological themes. ALS in German, one page on a 5.75 x 3.5 postcard depicting Munch at an easel surrounded by his works, annotated February 3, 1933. Letter to the director of the Kunsthaus Zurich, Wilhelm Wartmann, whose portrait Munch painted in 1923. In part (roughly translated): “Have been traveling all the time on Norwegian Riviera Aasgaardshaus Krageroen. It’s about to rest. I will probably abstain from doing business for a long time. Will probably pack the whole picture together and probably will not sell anything anymore. Will be able to create two people. Sick girl would not give. Write as soon as possible.” In fine condition. A magnificent autograph from a sought-after painter. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $500

Picasso celebrates his 76th birthday 524. Pablo Picasso. Menu from Pablo Picasso’s 76th

birthday party on October 25, 1957, measuring 7 x 8.5 open, signed and inscribed inside in pencil. “Pour la belle Simonette son Raphael (?), Picasso.” Also signed and inscribed on the reverse in blue ballpoint by Picasso’s wife, Jacqueline. In very good condition, with partial separation along the hinge, a short edge tear, soiling, and brushing the to pencil. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA. Starting Bid $200

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Exquisite red-and-blue letter from Picasso, forwarding payment to his mistress

525. Pablo Picasso. ALS in Spanish, written in blue and red artist pencil, signed “Picasso,” one page, 8.25 x 10.5, March 9, 1957. Letter from the Cannes villa “la Californie,” in full (translated): “My dear friend, here is the check for Mrs. Simon and a note from the private hospital Beau-Soleil (Cannes). You will tell me what is to be done. Sincerely yours.” In very good to fine condition, with minor edge chipping, scattered creasing and faint toning from prior display. Built in 1920, the Villa La Californie was the primary residence of Picasso from 1955 to 1961, and the private hospital BeauSoleil was where his first wife, the ballerina Olga Khokhlova, passed away in early 1955. The mention of “Mrs. Simon” is in all likelihood that of Francoise Gilot, Picasso’s mistress and the mother of two of his children, Paloma and Claude. Although Picasso and Gilot had begun their affair in 1943, the latter married artist Luc Simon in 1955, hence Picasso’s use of the surname. Handwritten Picasso letters remain scarce and highly sought-after, with this particular multicolored example bringing to mind Picasso’s famous quote: ‘If I don’t have red, I use blue.’ Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $500

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526. Pierre-Auguste Renoir. ALS in pencil in French, signed

“Renoir,” one page, 5 x 8.25, no date. Letter to art critic Roger Marx, in full (translated): “I don’t understand why this photograph is so gray. I found an old and more damaged one much brighter. In terms of retouching it, it’s impossible. You would need to have the eyes of a 15 year old and I no longer have them. I can’t wait to see you, we will chat about what you want to do in my case.” In very good to fine condition, with several intersecting folds, and slightly irregular overall toning. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

Inscribed with a wonderful puppy dog sketch 527. Norman Rockwell. Signed book: Norman Rockwell:

Illustrator. Later printing. NY: Watson-Guptill Publications, 1947. Hardcover with dust jacket, 9 x 12, 208 pages. Beautifully signed and inscribed on the first free end page in fountain pen, “My very best wishes to Jim Pearson, from his friend, Norman Rockwell,” above which he adds a fantastic original sketch of a seated dog, with an open can below. Autographic condition: fine, with a small stain to the right edge. Book condition: VG/ VG, with wear at spine ends, a price-clipped dust jacket, and small edge tears and creases to dust jacket. A marvelous original sketch by the master American illustrator. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA. Starting Bid $200

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Small archive from the great Fauvist

528. Georges Rouault. French Fauvist and Expressionist painter, and printmaker in lithography and etching (1871–1958).

Unique grouping of three untranslated ALSs in French by Rouault, signed “G. R.” and “Georges Rouault,” totaling seven pages on four sheets, dated from 1919 to 1925, all to Czech editor Josef Florian, about his health and family affairs now that the war has ended. Also includes two autograph letters by Leon Lehmann, and a long poem from the hand of Mme Rouault and Lehmann (with autograph corrections from Georges Rouault), dedicated to Florian. In overall fine condition, with occasional light staining. Starting Bid $500

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530. Andy Warhol. Iconic

color postcard depicting one of Warhol’s portraits of Marilyn Monroe, 4.25 x 6, signed in the upper border in blue felt tip. In fine condition. Precertified Beckett A u th e n ti cati on. Starting Bid $200

531. Andy Warhol. Neat ballpoint signature, “Andy Warhol,”

on a pink 5.5 x 4.25 album page. In very fine condition. Precertified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

The creative mind of Garth Williams 532. Garth Williams. Collection of 18

preliminary graphite drawings by Garth Williams on individual sheets of artist paper ranging in size from 8.5 x 6 to 12 x 16, with Williams adding his initials to all but one of the drawings, which appear to be for a variety of books, including Miss Bianca and Chester Cricket. Sketches consist of people, furniture, a mountainous landscape, a house, an audience, snakes, and more, with a few sheets bearing sketches to either side. In overall fine condition. Starting Bid $200

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Williams illustrates the legend of Robin Hood 533. Garth Williams. Artist

best known for his illustrations in children’s books (1912-1996). Impressive collection of 13 preliminary drawings for Henry Gilbert’s 1948 publication of Robin Hood, accomplished in ink on individual Mylar sheets by Garth Williams, who has added annotations to each sheet and signed four in black ballpoint. The sheets range in size from 12.25 x 8 to 12.25 x 18, and consist of various illustrations used for the book, including three large frontispiece sketches and drawings pertaining to the famed archery contest and Robin’s Hood’s band of outlaws, the Merry Men. In overall fine condition, with a tear to top edge of one of the Robin Hoods. Starting Bid $200

Artwork for Baby’s First Book 534. Garth Williams. Appealing preliminary artwork for the 1955 book Baby’s First Book, accomplished in graphite and watercolor by Garth Williams, who adds his initials to the upper left corner. The artwork consists of panels for pages “12” and “13,” and shows two pairs of shoes, a striped shirt, and overalls, with Williams adding below: “Shoes socks, socks shoes; To put on your feet and play. Shirt jeans, jeans shirt, Dress and we’ll play all day.” Williams has added a notation to the left border: “put socks with shoes.” In fine condition, with expected light rippling. Starting Bid $200

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535. Artists

536. Otto Dix

537. Otto Dix

538. Lyonel Feininger

539. James Montgomery Flagg

540. Charles Dana Gibson

541. Yousuf Karsh

542. R. B. Kitaj

543. Roy Lichtenstein

544. Henry Moore

545. Joseph Pennell

546. Gerhard Richter

547. Norman Rockwell

548. John Sloan

549. Philip Syng

550. Alberto Vargas and John Sartain

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comic art and animation

551. Charles Addams. Two items: an ink signature, “Chas. Addams,” on an off-white 4.75 x 2.75 card matted with a photo of the Addams Family to an overall size of 11 x 14; and an ALS signed “Chas.,” one page both sides, 4.5 x 7.25, New Yorker letterhead, May 12, 1971. Letter to an admirer, in full: “Bless you for your inquiry re: my mugging—all is well—I only lost a patch of hair which I could ill afford. The girls will go on to bigger and more crippling ventures I suppose. I’m leaving for London on Tues. for a party at Mme. Tussaud’s to launch the British edition of My Crowd. They’re giving it considerable publicity. Will call on return.” In overall fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

553. Disney: Tyrus Wong. Chinese-born American artist 552. Jim Davis. Excellent original signed felt tip sketch by

Jim Davis on a white 15 x 20 cardstock sheet, which shows Garfield waving and saying “Hi, Dude!,” signed below by Davis. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. From The John Brennan In-person Autograph Collection. Starting Bid $200

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(1910–2016) who, as a film production illustrator, worked for Disney and Warner Brothers, including as the lead artist on Disney’s 1942 film Bambi. Beautiful color 11 x 8.5 laserprint photo of a Tyrus Wong concept painting for the classic 1942 animated film Bambi, signed in black ink by Wong. In very fine condition. Starting Bid $200


Rare 1931 Mickey Mouse Christmas card sent by Walt himself 554. Walt Disney. Beautiful and rarely seen Christmas card from 1931, measuring 5 x 7.5 closed, featuring a colorful print of Mickey Mouse, Pluto, Clarabelle Cow, and Horace Horsecollar serenading Minnie Mouse with Christmas carols, beautifully signed below the print in fountain pen by Walt Disney, “Lilly & Walt Disney.” A Star of Bethlehem image and the text “Yoo Hoo!” are printed on the front, and the left side of the card features a pre-printed sentiment offering seasonal good wishes, “A Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope addressed in Disney’s own hand to a Miss Fischer of Kansas City, postmarked December 23, 1931. This appealing and unusual greeting features two of Disney’s most famous creations—Mickey and Minnie—and holds the distinction of being just the second Christmas card issued by the Disney Studio. The following year on November 18, 1932, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented an Honorable Mention Oscar award to Walt Disney Productions for ‘Distinctive Achievement’ for the creation of Mickey Mouse, who had debuted just four years earlier. A tremendously desirable early Mickey Mouse piece signed by the character’s creator. Pre-certified Phil Sears COA. Starting Bid $1000

“I find little time available to spend away from the studio” 555. Walt Disney. TLS, one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, March 18, 1965. Letter to Ken Browne, in part: “We were very pleased to be honored by the California State Assembly during our Disneyland Tencennial year and are just as delighted to receive your congratulations on behalf of our entire organization. Although I find little time available to spend away from the studio, your invitation to visit Phoenix and enjoy the sunshine, golf and cactus is most considerate and I will keep it in mind for the future.” In fine condition, with staple holes to the upper left corner. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. The year 1965 was momentous for Disney—he celebrated the tenth anniversary of California’s Disneyland, and announced plans to build Disney World in Florida. A superb letter from the pioneering entertainment legend. Pre-certified Phil Sears COA. Starting Bid $300

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556. Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera.

Limited edition handpainted animation cel from 1990 entitled ‘Meet the Flintstones,’ numbered 283/300, showing the Flintstone and Rubble families going for a drive with Dino running alongside, signed at the bottom in black felt tip, “Bill Hanna” and “Joe Barbera.” The cel is placed on a color copy background. Character image measures 11 x 7, with a mat opening of 16 x 13. Triple-matted and framed to an overall size of 23.25 x 20.5. The piece has a gold Hanna-Barbera seal to lower right. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

“One perfect American beauty carrot”

558. Bill Mauldin.

Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist (19212003) best known for his portrayals of enlisted men enduring the daily privations of military life during World War II. Two items: an ink signature, “Bill Mauldin, Phoenix ‘66,” who adds a small sketch of a man smoking a cigarette on an off-white 5 x 3 card with typed collector’s notations, dating the signature to “10/18/66”; and a glossy 8 x 10 photo of Mauldin in a smiling close-up pose, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint, “For Kenny Brown, Bill Mauldin, 1966, Regards.” In overall very good to fine condition, with scattered creasing to the photo. Starting Bid $200

559. Chris Renaud. American illustrator and filmmaker

557. Chuck Jones. Wonderful original ballpoint sketch of Bugs Bunny holding a carrot accomplished by Jones on an off-white 8.5 x 11 sheet of Associated Press letterhead, signed and inscribed below, “For Anikka—One perfect American beauty carrot—with love—Bugs Bunny & Chuck Jones, 1988.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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(born 1966) who has worked on films like Despicable Me, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, The Secret Life of Pets, and Ice Age. Terrific trio of original felt tip sketches by Chris Renaud on individual white 5 x 8 sheets, each signed by Renaud and depicting a character from the popular Despicable Me series: including: Gru the super villain with his striped scarf; a Minion holding a teddy bear; and a one-eyed Minion yelling into a loudspeaker: “Bee-do! Beed-do!” In overall very fine condition. Starting Bid $200


Incredible hand-inked Peanuts comic strip from 1956, signed twice by Schulz

560. Charles Schulz. Original hand-inked four panel Peanuts comic strip, 28.75 x 6.5, signed and inscribed between

the first two panels in black felt tip, “To the Ken Brownes, with kindest regards—Charles M. Schulz,” who also adds his artist signature, “Schulz,” to lower right of last panel. The comic begins with a scene in which Charlie Brown watches Lucy van Pelt create static electricity from the fur on Snoopy’s head; the children walk and find Linus, busy playing with blocks, and Charlie Brown covertly attempts the same electrical experiment; the final panel shows Linus with a perplexed look and raised hair, the older children walking away with Lucy agreeing: “You’re right…There IS a lot of electricity in the air…” The third panel bears an affixed United Feature Syndicate copyright notice. Collector’s notations on the reverse indicate that the comic was sent to the recipient by Schulz on November 22, 1957. In fine condition, with tack holes to the corners. This incredible original daily Peanuts comic strip was first published on February 18, 1956, and features four of Schulz’s most popular characters: Charlie Brown, his dog Snoopy, Lucy, and her younger brother Linus, who formally befriended Charlie Brown in a daily comic published exactly one month earlier. The long-running Peanuts comic strip debuted six years earlier in October 1950, with this classic example representing a transition into the comic’s ‘golden age’—Snoopy first appeared upright on his hind legs, ice-skating across a frozen lake, only a month earlier on January 9, 1956. A fantastic original Peanuts comic strip boasting a pair of Schulz signatures. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $1000

Wonderful sketch of Snoopy lying atop his dog house 561. Charles Schulz. Fabulous and very rare original ballpoint sketch of Snoopy laying on his back on top of his doghouse accomplished by Schulz on an off-white 4.75 x 7.25 sheet, signed and inscribed, “For Judy, with every best wish—Charles M. Schulz.” In fine condition, with a central horizontal fold and trimmed bottom edge. Accompanied by several newspaper clippings about Schulz. An adorable original sketch from the Peanuts creator. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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“The most gratifying part of the comic strip business is the knowledge that you are making friends through the characters in the strip in all parts of the world”

562. Charles Schulz. TLS signed “Charles M. Schulz,” one page, 8.5 x 11, personal letterhead, October 22, 1957. Letter to Ken Browne, in full: “I have been out of town for some time, and am just beginning to get caught up on some of my correspondence. I do not have any original strips here which I could send to you, but I am going to forward your letter on to the syndicate in New York, and I am sure that they will be very happy to send you one. There certainly is no doubt that the most gratifying part of the comic strip business is the knowledge that you are making friends through the characters in the strip in all parts of the world. I hope that Charlie Brown and the gang continue to please you for many years to come.” Original mailing envelope stapled to the upper left corner. In very good to fine condition, with scattered light creasing and toning, and a short tear to the right edge. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

Tremendous sketch of the power-punching sailor Popeye 563. Elzie Segar. Original vintage signed ink and graphite sketch of Popeye

delivering a mammoth left hook on an off-white 6 x 9.5 album page, signed below in black ink, “Segar,” with the inscription, “To me fren Francis Greeley, yers trulie, Popeye,” and a small cigar below saying “Yours to the last ash.” In fine condition.b From the Francis Greeley collection. Starting Bid $200

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565. Roger Rabbit production cel from Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (Walt Disney Studios, 1988) Original production cel of the

famed title character from Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, signed on the mat in black felt tip by voice actor Charles Fleischer, who adds a self-portrait sketch and “Happy 10th anniversary! ‘Roger Rabbit.’” The cel is placed on a Disney lithograph background. Character image measures 8.25 x 8.5, with a mat opening of 13.25 x 8.75. This piece is framed to an overall size of 21.5 x 17.25 and bears the silver Walt Disney Company seal to lower right. In fine condition. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from the Walt Disney Company. Starting Bid $200

564. Dwarfs production drawing from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

(Walt Disney Studios, 1937) Original production concept drawing featuring five dwarfs from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, showing them huddled together and looking skyward with their mouths open. An interesting animator’s note to the left side reads, “Watch mouth movement carefully.” Accomplished in graphite and colored pencil on off-white animation paper. Total image measures 7.75 x 5.5, with a mat opening of 11.5 x 9. Framed to an overall size of 19 x 17. In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

566. George Wildman. Excellent set of four original

sketches by George Wildman of main characters from the Popeye comic strip, each accomplished in ink on white 3 x 5 cards, with Wildman signing and dating below each sketch, and adding a speech bubble to each character, including: Popeye (“I yam what I yam!!” with Wildman adding below: “Thanks for being such a great Popeye fan!!”), Olive Oyl (“Wow!!”), Swee’Pea (“Jus call me angel!” with Wildman adding “Best wishes”), and Wimpy (“Yummy!!”). In overall very fine condition. Starting Bid $200

567. Frank Willard. American cartoonist (1893-1958) and

creator of Moon Mullins, regarded as one of the greatest comic strips of all time. Original ink and water color sketch by Willard on the inside of a vintage 10.5 x 13.75 Toplitt Studio photo folder, signed and inscribed in black ink, “Best wishes to the Ken Brownes, Willard.” Willard draws Kayo, the kid brother of Moon Mullins, in a terrific full-length walking pose, with adjacent mat containing a matte-finish 7.25 x 9.25 portrait of Willard smoking a pipe, the lower border signed in pencil by the photographer. In very good to fine condition, with light blocks of toning along the hinge. Precertified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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literature Baudelaire writes to Whistler about Nadar, who is en route to London “to tell the public the adventures he has had with his big balloon”

568. Charles Baudelaire. ALS in French, one page both sides, 5.25 x 8.25, October 10, 1863. Letter to the artist James Abbott McNeill Whistler, offering a cordial recommendation for the balloonist and photographer Nadar. In part (translated): “One of my best and my oldest friends, Mr. Felix Nadar, goes to London, in order, I believe, to tell the public the adventures he has had with his big balloon, and also, I presume, to share with the English public his beliefs about a new mechanism that must be substituted for the balloon. You know we had a little bit of readings and chances that I could have found listening in London. I beg you, please give Nadar all the advice and all the information you have given me to myself; in a word, all that you do for M. Nadar, I will put the memory in my heart. Besides, you will see it and you will know how to appreciate it yourself. Present my friendships to Legros [the painter Alphonse Legros], and do not forget to show Nadar your wonderful etchings.” In a postscript, signed “C. B.,” Baudelaire gives his addresses in Paris, rue d’Amsterdam and in Honfleur, rue de

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Neubourg. In fine condition, with a strip of old tape along the edge of the signed page. Includes the original address panel, accomplished in Baudelaire’s hand, made out to “Monsieur Whistler, 7 Lindsey Row, Battersea Bridge, Chelsea, London.” The address panel has been affixed to a slightly larger sheet. Accompanied by an export certificate from the French Ministry of Culture. Baudelaire had known Whistler since the latter had first been to Paris in 1855. His etchings of the River Thames had been on view in Paris in 1862, where Baudelaire had seen them and praised them in several articles. Nadar was a French photographer, caricaturist and balloonist who had just inaugurated his massive balloon ‘Le Géant’ with a flight on October 4, 1863, where he flew with 30 people from the Champ-de-Mars to the city of Meaux. A fantastic association piece connecting some of the most significant artistic figures of the 19th century. Precertified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $1000


569. Lord Byron: Countess Guiccioli Teresa. Lover (1800–1873) of Lord Byron while he was living in Ravenna, Italy, who later wrote the biographical account Lord Byron’s Life in Italy; Alexandre Dumas included her as a minor character in his novel The Count of Monte Cristo, using the disguised name ‘Countess G—.’ Untranslated ALS in French, signed “Guiccioli,” one page both sides, 4 x 5, blindstamped “CG” letterhead, no date. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

570. Rene Crevel. Important early French surrealist author (1900–1935) who committed suicide at age 35. ALS in French, one page both sides, 7.5 x 11.75, no date. Crevel forwards a manuscript about a conference he wants to hold in Switzerland, which has been held already in London, Oxford, and Cambridge. In part (translated): “No doubt it is a bit hermetic, but M. D. de Rougemont having told me that Léon-Pierre Quint had already educated Switzerland of surrealism, I think it may not seem too difficult. We could also make the date coincide with the passage of Marcel Herrand who goes on tour in Geneva, being the best, if not the only actor to say the modern verse.” In fine condition, with two filing holes along the left edge. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

Dickens postpones a literary dinner 571. Charles Dickens. ALS in French, one page, 4.5 x 7, June 6, 1850. Letter to actor and playwright Francois Régnier stating that he has not invited the dramatist Eugène Scribe for dinner because of his wife’s ill health, but hopes that Regnier will visit. In fine condition. A desirable, boldly penned autograph letter from the esteemed English author, associating him with his French contemporaries. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $300

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“Please make no allusion to ‘Lewis Carroll!’”—the Alice’s Adventures author eschews his pseudonym for a political tract 572. Charles L. Dodgson. Remarkable ALS signed “C. L. Dodgson” at the conclusion and “Lewis Carroll” within the text, one page on black-bordered stationery, 4 x 6, Christ Church, Oxford, November 5, 1884. Letter to “Mr. Bowles.” In full: “I hope you may think the enclosed worth noticing—not for the sake of the sale of it (it is sure to be a loss) but because of the importance of the subject, at this most critical time. If you do, please make no allusion to ‘Lewis Carroll!’” Light soiling to the top, a slight crease to the right border, and a penciled office notation to the upper left, otherwise fine condition. Having retired from lecturing at Christ Church, Oxford in 1881, Dodgson shifted his focus onto his philosophical and political interests. The enclosed item mentioned in this letter was most likely a copy of his recently completed booklet titled The Principles of Parliamentary Representation, the preface to which he wrote the same day. As Britain’s political landscape continued to change, shifting throughout the 19th century from a small ruling elite in Parliament to a more democratic and representative base, Dodgson presented this booklet as a unified approach to the electoral reform issues which were being discussed at the time. Though commercially unsuccessful (as anticipated by Dodgson, noting, “it is sure to be a loss”) it contributed valuable ideas to the political scene. Explicitly requesting that Bowles keep his intellectual identity separate from his identity as the famed Alice author, this extraordinary piece holds both his given name and pen-name, making it one of the finest we have seen. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $500

Dodgson writes on children “draped” and undraped 573. Charles L. Dodgson. ALS signed “C. L. Dodgson,” one page, 3.5 x 5.5, August 7, 1893. Letter to the mother of his child-friend Gladys Baly, written from his home at “7 Lushington Road, Eastbourne,” referencing a publication of one of Charles Perrault’s fairy tales. In full: “Does Gladys possess ‘Little Thumb’? If not, let me give it her. The pictures (of children) are lovely, & would be good for her to copy. They differ from ‘Fairies,’ in being all draped. So she will now have both varieties to draw from.” In fine condition. Dodgson met little Gladys Baly when she was living in Eastbourne in 1891. Gladys had a penchant for drawing—especially ships and horses—and Dodgson encouraged her artistry with gifts of illustrated books to copy from. Gladys would later reminisce: ‘Happy engrossing hours were those I spent with Mr. Dodgson, when he showed me tricks and puzzles...I quite clearly recollect him taking Through the Looking-Glass out of a box of new books and giving it to me with his name written inside. He wrote to me many times after I left Eastbourne, although I never saw him again. In return I sent him drawings of ships and horses which, at that time, I was fond of making.’ Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $300

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5 7 4 . T. S . Eliot. TLS

signed “Tom Eliot,” one page, 7 x 8, Faber and Faber Limited letterhead, October 1, 1958. Letter to Harold Nicolson, in full: “I want to thank you both for your telegram of birthday greetings which was very welcome and for your contribution to the volume which Rupert Hart Davis has given me. Your contribution, though brief, gave me quite as much pleasure as any other in the book.” In very good to fine condition, with creasing to the top. Eliot’s last original play, The Elder Statesman, made its debut in 1958. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

576. Camille Flammarion. French as-

tronomer and author (1842–1925) who authored several notable early science fiction novels, and several works about Spiritism. ALS in French, signed “Flammarion,” one page, 5.25 x 8.25, Observatoire de Juvisy letterhead, August 6, 1893. Letter to a gentleman, in full (translated): “What price have you fixed for the sale of the illustrations of The End of the World in Belgium, and what price do you think I can ask for the text? Will they have the right to publish it also in book form after the publication in the newspaper?” In fine condition, with light toning along the bottom edge. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

Choice autograph from ‘Ellerslie,’ Fitzgerald’s riverside mansion 575. F. Scott Fitzgerald. ANS, one page, 5 x 6.5, no date but circa late 1920s. Beautifully penned note from Fitzgerald, in full: “Dear Miss Sherlock, What a nice cordial letter. Thank you. Faithfully yours, F. Scott Fitzgerald, ‘Ellerslie,’ Edgemoor, Delaware.” In fine condition, with trimmed edges and a horizontal fold. In March 1927, F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda moved into ‘Ellerslie,’ a mansion located on the Delaware River, where they stayed until 1929. There they hosted many of the lavish ‘Roaring ‘20s’ parties that have come to characterize Fitzgerald’s work, and they welcomed celebrity guests including Ernest Hemingway. A superb autograph from the height of Fitzgerald’s career. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $500

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Flaubert expects censorship for his forthcoming play, Le Sexe Faible 577. Gustave Flaubert. ALS in French, signed “Gu. Flaubert,” two pages, 5 x 8, no date. Letter to a friend, in full (translated): “Le Sexe Faible [The Weak Sex] must have been taken to the censors today. Weinschenk worries about the minister, but if you cut the word minister, the role no longer exists and the piece becomes incomprehensible. The general can be a Swiss general (Swiss—oh, very well!), but minister cannot be modified…you have to take it or leave it. Write your father what you think is appropriate. You know the question as well as I do. Your interest is at stake more than mine. If your father and Beauplan support us (and they can support us, since the censors depend only on them and on any one thing that they say about it), we are saved. If they don’t, then not. In a last-ditch effort I am writing one more time to d’Osmoy! And I will notify R. Duval to speak to his cousin Chabaud-Latour. More I cannot do. I know perfectly well that Weinschenk counts on a big monetary success. Le Sexe Faible is his last challenge, and he will do anything I want. But still, if the minister is left out, good night! I am not trying to conceal that I am full of bitterness and that I am getting to the point where I have had enough, or even too much! It probably would not be bad if you did the trip to Paris, (Sunday). It’s worth it. As for the rest, it’s up to you. I suspect your father will not answer you, an easy way to avoid difficult steps, and that Le Sexe Faible will be stopped by the censorship, but they will regret it.” In very good to fine condition, with repaired tears to both pages, and the second page fully silked on the reverse. Le Sexe Faible, or The Weaker Sex, was a dramatic comedy originally written by Louis Boulihet, a playwright and one of Flaubert’s closest friends who died in 1869. After discovering the incomplete manuscript amongst Bouilhet’s papers, Flaubert opted to finish The Weaker Sex—that being men—as a tribute to his late friend in 1872-73, doing so somewhat rapidly as he was also under pressure to produce his own 1874 work, The Candidate, which turned out to be a resounding flop. Flaubert was no stranger to the looming threat of censorship; his masterwork debut novel Madame Bovary was attacked by public prosecutors for obscenity following its serialization in 1856, with Flaubert’s inevitable acquittal the following year adding greatly to the work’s notoriety and subsequent book sales. In a letter addressed to George Sand on September 5, 1873, Flaubert remarks: ‘As I have in the le Sexe faible a rather ridiculous general, I am not without forebodings. What a fine thing is Censorship! Axiom: All governments curse literature, power does not like another power.’ Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $300

578. Gustave Flaubert. Celebrated French novelist (1821–1880) best known

for his classics Madame Bovary, Salammbo, and A Sentimental Education. Scarce ALS in French, signed “G. Flaubert,” one page, 5.25 x 8.25, May 1878. In full (translated): “I count on you tomorrow—for it will be the last of my Sundays.—Try to come early, to go very late.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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579. Ian Fleming. TLS signed “Yours ever, Ian

Fleming,” one page both sides, 8 x 10, Kemsley House letterhead, June 20, 1956. Letter to journalist and spy Antony Terry, in part: “We took your advice and ploughed on out of the Rhineland and into Bavaria and were very glad to get there. The rest of the trip went off well except that I had, as I expect you saw, to scrape the barrel really desperately in order to make anything out of Interpol this year. They clamped down on me very tightly. Arthur Barkers have sent me a copy of ‘Time Right Deadly’ and I am going to to do what I can to shovel it into the Kemsley machine. I cannot promise anything but at any rate I will use all my efforts. For myself, I shall save it up for the next time I get a chance to read a book and, for the time being, I can only say that the first chapter looks very promising and jacket is excellent, though the cover looks to me cheap and a bit old-fashioned. You should see that they do better with the next one.” Fleming adds the salutation in his own hand. In fine condition, with two file holes to the left side. Accompanied by an unsigned typed letter, presumably from Terry, dated May 13, 1956. Time Right Deadly was a novel written by British author Sarah Gainham, a nom de plume for Sarah Rachel Stainer, who for a time was married to the investigative journalist Antony Terry. While working as foreign manager of the Kemsley newspaper group’s Sunday Times, Fleming hired Terry to be posted in Germany. Utilizing this legitimate news organization as a cover, Fleming also ran an intelligence outfit known as Mercury which used foreign correspondents to gather information in sensitive foreign zones—Terry was one such correspondent. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

Written to a spy under his Kemsley cover 580. Ian Fleming. TLS signed “Yours ever, Ian Fleming,” one

page both sides, 8 x 10, Kemsley House letterhead, November 16, 1951. Letter to journalist and spy Antony Terry, in part: “The attached is self-explanatory and will, of course, result in a vast saving of energy and expense. You should have a much easier life and at the same time have more leisure to pursue news features and features which can be airmailed. I hope the quantity of your coverage won’t diminish too much since we want to keep our editors happy and at the same time keep alive our syndication services which do not depend greatly on spot-news. You will also have far more leisure to devote to ‘The Sunday Times.’ Your last piece was voted at ‘The Sunday Times’ conference the best foreign despatch from any centre for months past. It is a great question whether we shall really need the office and Miss Michelau under the new regime…Incidentally, I think I shall be packing Stanbury up, also with much regret. Hamburg is comparatively unproductive and his retainer is rather on the high side. [Fleming handwrites: But this is not decided yet]. Personally, I think the whole service will benefit from this reorientation and we all look forward to providing foreign coverage for our editors which is really 100% exclusive.” In fine condition, with two file holes, three horizontal folds, and a rusty paperclip impression to the top edge. Accompanied by a five-page carbon copy report sent to Fleming by Terry, containing details on expenditures and potential cost-cutting measures. While working as foreign manager of the Kemsley newspaper group’s Sunday Times, Fleming hired Terry to be posted in Germany. Utilizing this legitimate news organization as a cover, Fleming also ran an intelligence outfit known as Mercury which used foreign correspondents to gather information in sensitive foreign zones—Terry was one such correspondent. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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582.Arthur de Gobineau.

French aristocrat and writer (1816–1882) best known today for his use of scientific racist theory and the development of the theory of the Aryan master race. Uncommon untranslated ALS in French, signed “Cte. de Gobineau,” four pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.25 x 8.25, January 9, 1869. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

Hemingway aims to free a Spanish Cubist painter convicted of aiding the revolution 583. Ernest Hemingway. TLS, one page, 7.75 x 10.5, December 13,

1934. Letter to Italian-American newspaper editor Carlo Tresca concerning the plight of Cubist painter Luis Quintanilla, who was imprisoned in Spain. In part: “I appreciate very greatly your offer to help about Quintanilla. Also I understand why, in any case, you would be doing something about the general situation. It is a terrible one. Dos has written you what we are trying to do ie. impress the government with the man’s value as an artist. I think you, as a practical man, see how this impressing should be made as non-political and polite as possible. There is no assurance that it will help him—but it is an excellent chance. You know Spaniards and how they are to deal with…’Turn him loose and we think highly of your never doubted generosity and culture and down with the leyenda negra in which of course we have never believed.’ Turn one loose and you start to turn all loose we do not say. But that is how it is: like olives out of the bottle or the cork out of the garafon.”

Hemingway adds a lengthy handwritten postscript: “I do not believe it will work but I think it has a better chance right now than anything else except personal influence: by which everything in Spain is always done. What will over-throw the military is having brought in the Moors. But that is too long to wait for. I wish I could have been there to see it so I could write about it.” Matted and framed to an overall size of 13 x 16. In very good condition, with overall dampstaining, heaviest at the bottom, affecting appearance but not affecting the letter’s readability whatsoever. Luis Quintanilla was imprisoned in October 1934 for a period of just over eight months, convicted of hosting revolutionary meetings in his studio. Ernest Hemingway and John Dos Passos led the American protests against his imprisonment, circulating petitions and organizing protests in the United States; the two authors also collaborated on a catalog for an exhibition of Quintanilla’s prints at the Pierre Matisse Gallery in New York, which ran from November 20–December 4, 1934. When Quintanilla was forced into exile in 1939, he moved to New York at Hemingway’s suggestion. The brutal Spanish Civil War would serve as the basis for one of Hemingway’s most iconic novels, For Whom the Bell Tolls, published in 1940. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA. Starting Bid $300

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Hardy declines an event on account of his health—“I have an inflammation of one eye, & rheumatism in the neck & head (both probably from the same cause)” 584. Thomas Hardy. ALS signed “Th: Hardy,” one page, 4.5 x 7, Max Gate, Dorchester

letterhead, May 2, 1924. Letter to Mr. Richardson, in full: “I am sorry to have to say in reply to your kind letter that I do not feel capable of presenting the prize to the Hon. J. S. Udal, glad as I should have been to do so in other circumstances, as he is a friend of mine. I have an inflammation of one eye, & rheumatism in the neck & head (both probably from the same cause) & am unequal to a function of any sort—as indeed I am at most times. I do not doubt that you will find a better man, & am much pleased that Mr. Udal has been successful. Many thanks for kind inquiries.” In fine condition, with a block of toning from prior display. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

An update on the Hemingways—“The Mayo experts got Ernest’s blood pressure under control and it is a relief to be back here in the sun and snow and sparkling mountains” 585. Mary Hemingway.

Three items: an ALS signed “Mary Hemingway,” one page, 8.5 x 11, Finca Vigia letterhead, December 14, 1954, addressed to Kenneth Browne, in part: “When we returned from Africa and Europe this spring we had a year’s work waiting to be done and we have not yet caught up with it partly because my husband has no secretary. He could work eight hours a day only answering his mail, with a secretary, in which case, of course, he wouldn’t have much time or tranquility for writing, which he has been most eager to do. At the moment we are away on our boat”; a TLS signed “Mary Hemingway,” one page, 7 x 8.5, Ketchum, Idaho letterhead, February 28, 1961, in part: “After what seemed a dark and endless sojourn in Rochester, the Mayo experts got Ernest’s blood pressure under control and it is a relief to be back here in the sun and snow and sparkling mountains…Of course we miss Cuba, terribly, and the warmth and the Gulf Stream and our books and pictures and animals—but please don’t mention this to anyone—we don’t want any publicity at all in connection with Cuba, as it might move the Cuban Gov’t. to take away or destroy our home there”; and a vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 photo of Ernest and Mary Hemingway conversing in a casual setting with a large lion’s pelt visible in the background, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint, “Best wishes to the Brownes—Mary Hemingway.” Reverse of photo bears typed collector’s notations indicating that the photo was sent to the recipient in November 1963. In overall fine condition, with a light paperclip impression to the photo. Accompanied by two original mailing envelopes. Starting Bid $200

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Poetic fragments from Hugo’s hand

586. Victor Hugo. Interesting pairing of handwritten poetry drafts by Hugo, each struck through. The first, accomplished on the reverse of a 5 x 2.75 envelope panel addressed to him, was later revised and integrated into Religions et religion (IV, Des voix), published in 1880, and reads, in part (untranslated): “Connais-tu les deux nuits, la mort et la vivante, La vivante engendrant le monstre, l’épouvante, L’hydre, les dévorant sans fin et les créant, La morte, c’est-à-dire un vide, le néant.” The second, accomplished on an off-white 4.75 x 4.25 sheet, was printed with variations in Dieu (II L’océan d’en haut, VI, 1891): “Ô Dieu! roi! maître! asile! espoir du criminel! Éternel laboureur! Moissonneur éternel! Père à la première heure et juge à la dernière!” In overall very good to fine condition. Accompanied by an export certificate from the French Ministry of Culture. Precertified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $300

587. Victor Hugo. ALS in French, signed “V. H.,” one page, 4 x 5.5, black-bordered mourning stationery, September 12. Letter written from Brussels, in full (translated): “I have not received l’Impartial de l’Est, but dear and friendly colleague, if I could be comforted, I would be it by all the evidences of cordial emotion which are given to me. Your heart is close to mine. You and your friends you give a helping hand to me in my inexpressible mourning. I am the outcast of all the proscriptions. Death also is an exile. Alas!” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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Joyce excuses his daughter Lucia 588. James Joyce. ALS, one page, 5.25 x 6.75, Victoria Palace Hotel letterhead, May 3, 1924. Letter to “Miss Russell,” in part: “Will you please please excuse Lucia from her lesson; for a few days as she is not feeling very well lately and, I think, she ought to avoid any strain.” Removably matted with a portrait of the author to an overall size of 11.75 x 8.25. In very good to fine condition, with some creasing and faint staining.

In August 1923, Joyce and his family took up residence in the elegant Victoria Palace Hotel, remaining there until September 1924. During the same period, Joyce started working on Finnegans Wake—in particular, he began drafting the ‘Shaun the post’ episode in May 1924. The recipient of this letter, “Miss Russell,” may well have been the dance instructor of Joyce’s daughter Lucia; she would begin training at the Dalcroze Institute in Paris the following year. A fantastic autograph letter by the esteemed Irish author. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $300

Beat Generation royalty— a check from Kerouac to Ginsberg 589. Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg. Personal check, 6.25

x 2.75, filled out and signed by Kerouac, “Jack Kerouac,” payable to Allen Ginsberg for $5, October 10, 1959, and endorsed on the reverse by Ginsberg, “Allen Ginsberg.” In fine condition. As Kerouac and Ginsberg were arguably the two preeminent figures of the Beat Generation, this is a remarkable association piece. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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Personal bank book of the author of the ‘Star Spangled Banner’

590. Francis Scott Key. Francis Scott Key’s pass book for his account with the Union Bank of Georgetown, signed on the front cover in ink, “F. S. Key,” 18 pages, 5 x 7.5, with dates running from June 4, 1827–April 20, 1831. The book features many notations in Key’s autograph, including entries from November 1830, “Carried over to Anne Key, To Wilson for coal, To Miss Wright, To Holtzman for Tea,” and one from March 1831, “Wm. Smith (for horse), $50.” Other entries note medical services, and money withdrawn and deposited, some associated with famous early American names. In very good condition, with partial separation to the front cover, and generally fragile overall. Accompanied by a custom-made quarter leather slipcase. A decidedly unique piece of history. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $300

Key writes in support of ‘colonization’ 591. Francis Scott Key. ALS signed “F. S. Key,” one page

both sides, 7.75 x 9.75, September 9, 1823. Letter to “Rev’d & dear Sir” on the subject of colonization, the migration of free African-Americans to the continent of Africa. In full: “We have just rec’d very encouraging letters from Ayres & Ashman, by the Liberian packet Fidelity which has just arrived, after a very quick passage. She left them all doing well late in July—which is a month later than the departure of the Oswego. Ayres implores us to send out a missionary & it is now high time to make our arrangements. If Mr. Nash cannot go, can we get any other? Somebody we must send in the Vessel which we expect to despatch in Nov’r. We have (as I told you a clergyman from N. England offering) but I confess I shall regret it if Mr. Nash does not go. Do write to him & let me know his determination soon. Where is Hall (formerly of Wilmington) will he do if Nash does not go? I have directed a…paper to be sent to you containing some numbers I am writing on Colonz. Can you get them republished in your city? Would Mr. Walsh publish them? Perhaps he would, if the Bishop would ask him—He might be told that I was writing them & that nothing should appear in them at all offensive to him or the opinions which I am sorry he seems inclined to hold at present on that subject. His aid, or his neutrality even, would be important to us. His only objection is to the practicability of Scheme, & of this he may, as he sees more, be convinced. I am acquainted with him & have thought of writing to him: but the Bishop’s speaking to him & telling him this (if he would be so obliging as to do it) would answer better.” In very good condition, with tears and fold separations, chipping to the edges, and a small rectangular area of paper loss which affects none of the text. Key was a founding member and active leader of the American Colonization Society, which helped to establish Liberia as a home for former slaves. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200 198 |

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“The past is simply immense here, and not yet dead” 592. D. H. Lawrence. ALS, one page both sides, 8.5 x 11, January 4, 1920. Written from Palazzo Ferraro in Capri, a letter to New York publisher B. W. Huebsch, in full: “Today comes your letter, forwarded from London, containing the cheque for £25–7–7, which you tell me is a gift from Louis Untermeyer and Jean Untermeyer and Emile Tas. That is very good of them—though I feel a bit ashamed, receiving the money. But anyhow, it is a nice human thing of them. If I have luck with the exchange, I shall get Lira 1,250 for it: which means a good five weeks living for the two of us. Mila grazie alla gentilissima Signora ed ai signori [Thousand thanks to the very kind lady and the gentlemen]. We have buffeted our way down Italy, and landed here in Capri. It is a beautiful little island by itself; but it’s had so many civilizations rather violently poured over it, that ‘ ‘e don’t know where ‘e are’—But probably you’ve been here, along with every other mortal American who ever left the States. Compton Mackenzie is here ‘capo della Scuola inglese realistica,’ as a Rumanian next door assures me: also Brett Young, another of my contemporaries: ‘ime veritable Parnasses Anglaise Capri,’ as a most charming old, old Dutchman observes. We are at the top of this old palace, which is the very key of Capri: Morgano’s Cafe is downstairs. We have a roof and Naples and Vesuvius to the right, the gulf of Salerno behind, and the open sea to the left, shining. I get a strange nostalgia for I know not what. I stand on my roof and evoke so many gods, and look at the four corners of the winds, and begin to feel even a bit frightened, as if I’d got to the middle and did not quote know how to get out. The past is simply immense here, and not yet dead. I feel like bursting into tears, and begging Parttrenope and Leucothea please to let me go. Aber wohin?” In fine condition. In the wake of World War I, Lawrence and his German wife Frieda set off on their ‘savage pilgrimage,’ leaving Britain for Italy in November of 1919. Making their way to the island of Capri around Christmas, the couple resided there for two months, with Lawrence enjoying scarce few moments of their time on the ‘gossipy, villa-stricken, two-humped chunk of limestone.’ A lovely letter from his time abroad, written the same year as the publication of his celebrated Women in Love. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $300

593. Curzio Malaparte. Italian writer born Kurt Erich Suckert (1898–1957) whose chosen surname is a play on Napoleon’s family name ‘Bonaparte.’ Uncommon untranslated ALS in French, signed “Malaparte,” one page, 8.25 x 10.5, January 4, 1932. In very good to fine condition, with splitting to the intersecting folds, and two areas of paper loss to the edges. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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“I left my Japanese boy on board until next day, in order to dismantle the ROAMER and get her shipshape” 594. Jack London. TLS, one page, 8.5 x 7, personal letterhead, May 8, 1911. Letter to Mr. John A Browne, secretary of the Vallejo Yacht and Rowing Club. In full: “We just got back from our trip in time to pack up and make a rush for our train to Glen Ellen. I left my Japanese boy on board until next day, in order to dismantle the ROAMER and get her shipshape. He told me, on arriving at the ranch, that the steward had told him that he (the steward) was merely an inside man, and had nothing whatever to do outside of the inside of the clubhouse, and that he did not know of anybody who would keep an eye on the ROAMER. This being so, will you do me the exceeding great favor of hiring somebody to haul the skiff up into the boat-house, to moor the ROAMER behind the boat-house in the place you suggested, to pump the ROAMER out every little while and to throw water on the decks of the ROAMER through the hot summer weather. The inside steward of the clubhouse has the key to the ROAMER’s cabin. Please don’t forget that either this Saturday or the next Saturday that Mrs. London and I are expecting you, Mrs. Browne, and the Twins. Please let us know which Saturday afternoon to expect you, so that we may have the rig at the station to meet you.” London makes a few handwritten emendations to the text and then adds his initials to a brief postscript: “Of course, I shall immediately pay, through you, whomever you may find to pump the Roamer, wash her decks, etc.” In very good to fine condition, with toning to the right half, and to the left edge. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

595. Guy de Maupassant. French naturalist writer (1850–

1893) considered the greatest French author of short stories. ALS in French, signed “Guy de Maupassant,” one page, 4.5 x 3.5, personal monogrammed letterhead, no date. Letter to the Countess Emanuela Potocka, in full (translated): “I shall come early, I prefer it—to see you longer. Your R. P. director kisses your hands with worship.” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope addressed in Maupassant’s hand. Potocka was an important and fashionable saloniere in Paris, visited by the likes of Proust, Maupassant, and other literary and artistic figures of the day. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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Rilke on God— “Religion is productivity” 596. Rainer Maria Rilke. AQS in German, one page,

8.75 x 5.5, February 1, 1907. In full (translated): “Basically, there’s only one form of existence: Becoming. God, too, is nothing permanent: he wants to be created again and again and ever better. Religion is productivity.” Affixed by the top edge to a slightly larger sheet. In very good to fine condition, with a central vertical fold and mild show-through from writing to reverse. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $300

Moving love letter by the author of The Little Prince

597. Antoine de Saint-Exupery. ALS in French, signed “Antoine,” three pages on two sheets, 8.5 x 10.75, Cafe de la

Regence letterhead, no date but circa 1929. A love letter to his former fiancee, Louise Leveque de Vilmorin. In part (translated): “It is absolutely necessary that I write to you. But I have nothing to say to you that I can express in words. It is far too intimate in me, it is too much mixed with me. And then, the violence of my distress, no word can contain it. But I must speak to you. It is not in the hope of being well understood. It is rather a desperate attempt. The words. As we drop pigeons travelers, we never know if they arrive. And then you see, it may be the gift itself that is more important than home. And I gave you everything myself. And I repeat to myself, this slavery. And nothing can stop you. I told you that I did not understand…I understand everything, I understand when you approach, when you stand out, when you come to me and when you exile me. You are a little for me an uncertain season where I ventured my illness under the sun. But nothing can surprise you because I also understand the strong things that hold you. This desire to be gathered. I do not know how to explain to you: a harvest sheltered from oneself. I thought your language, this invention of a world that always seems more true to me. In the shadow of the constant flight of pigeons.” In fine condition, with general light handling wear and splitting to a horizontal fold. Accompanied by an export certificate from the French Ministry of Culture. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $500

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Sartre’s anti-colonial thoughts on French Algeria

598. Jean-Paul Sartre. Handwritten manuscript in French, unsigned, 11 pages, 8.25 x 10.5, no date. Sartre pens his thoughts on French Algeria, in part (translated): “Imagine the thing. Parliamentary Assembly. A govt is taken in a majority to implement a policy…Is it possible? Yes provided you change the majority. And if we do not want to change? If we say that we will not take into account the votes of those who support the new policy…There have been plebiscites. Naturally. We will talk about it again. But the plebiscite after the coup d’état is the order that I propose to you or the chaos…We will vote. But the goal is clear: to impress the army. If the whole country agrees.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds and general light handling wear. As an anti-colonialist, Sartre took a prominent role in the struggle against French rule in Algeria. He became an eminent supporter of the National Liberation Front in the Algerian War and was one of the signatories of the Manifesto of the 121, a declaration signed by intellectuals that recognized the war as a legitimate struggle for independence and denounced the use of torture by the French army. Consequently, Sartre became a domestic target of the paramilitary Organisation Armée Secrète (OAS), and he escaped two bomb attacks in the early 1960s. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $500

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Strindberg answers a lengthy personal questionnaire, describing himself as a “strange mixture of profound melancholy and abominable levity” 599. August Strindberg.

Important Swedish novelist and playwright (1849– 1912) who takes a place among the most influential figures in the development of modern theater. ALS in Swedish, one page, 4.5 x 5, May 22, 1899. Untranslated letter to writer and art critic Georg Brochner mentioning his play To Damascus; and Strindberg’s handwritten responses in Swedish to 29 interview questions sent by Brochner, one page, 8.75 x 14.5. A selection of the questions and answers include the following (translated): when asked about his main character trait, Strindberg replies with: “this strange mixture of profound melancholy and abominable levity.” He writes that the trait he admires most in men is “the lack of infamy,” and in women “mothering”; names his favorite activity as “writing dramas”; and hopes “to be a playwright always listed.” Asked what books mean the most to him, Strindberg replies with the Bible, Swedenborg’s Arcana Coelestica, Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables, Dickens’s Little Dorrit, and Andersen’s Fairy Tales. He names his favorite paintings, musical pieces, foods (“beer and fish dishes”), and personal heroes, including Dickens, Henry IV of France, and Margaret of Provence. Also includes the original questionnaire sent to Strindberg, and a period manuscript English translation of his responses. Intersecting folds and some mirroring to ink of the interview sheet, and a crease to one corner of the letter, which is affixed to the reverse of the original questionnaire. Spending most of the 1890s abroad, devoted to studies of the occult and various scientific experiments, Strindberg suffered a series of psychotic attacks (his ‘Inferno crisis’) that led to a two-year hospitalization and his eventual return to Sweden at the end of the century. Always a prolific writer, he returned to drama for the first time in years, publishing the first two parts of his trilogy To Damascus (also known as The Road to Damascus) in 1898. The ‘dream-play,’ often referred to as his most complex and greatest play, presented a deep spiritual pilgrimage, and premiered in November of 1900 with overwhelmingly positive reviews. Replying to Danish art critic and collector Georg Frederik Brochner, writer for The Studio and The International Studio, with a brief note about To Damascus and the extraordinary list of answers to questions about his personal preferences, opinions, admirations, etc., this pairing offers a rare glimpse into the mind of one of the most complex dramatists of all time. One of only a handful of Strindbergs we have offered. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $500

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Scarce signed portrait of the esteemed poet laureate of Great Britain 600. Alfred Lord Tennyson. Uncommon 4.25 x 6.5 cabinet photo of Lord Tennyson by the London Stereoscopic Company, signed on the image in ink, “Tennyson.” In very good to fine condition, with a tear to the left edge, a light crease, and some scratches near the top edge. A fabulous portrayal of the popular poet. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

Voltaire observes global conflict: “People say that the 24 thousand soldiers will march and that the Russians are already wading in the Prussian snows” 601. Voltaire. Versatile French Enlightenment writer (1694– 1778) best remembered for his satirical work Candide. ALS in French, signed “V,” one page, 4.75 x 7.25, November 23, [no year but circa 1755–1760]. Letter written from Les Delices, his residence in Geneva, evidently sent to another writer. Voltaire begins his letter by referring to his correspondent’s novel (“vous aviez sans doute commencé le roman par la queue”) and further writes, (translated): “People say that the 24 thousand soldiers will march and that the Russians are already wading in the Prussian snows. If this is true, send a message.” Voltaire concludes by asking his correspondent to forward his letter to some colleagues in their own country, and sends his regards (“Je vous embrasse de mon hermitage”). In fine condition, with scattered light creasing. Voltaire’s reference to the large number of soldiers is in relation to the Seven Years’ War (1754–63) which was being fought at the time. It involved every European great power of the time except the Ottoman Empire, spanning five continents, and affected Europe, the Americas, West Africa, India, and the Philippines. The conflict split Europe into two coalitions, led by the Kingdom of Great Britain on one side and the Kingdom of France on the other. For the first time, aiming to curtail Britain and Prussia’s ever-growing might, France formed a grand coalition of its own, which ended with failure as Great Britain rose as the world’s predominant power, altering the European balance of power. A sought-after, boldly penned letter by the esteemed writer-philosopher. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $500

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The patriarch of Ferney 602. Voltaire. Boldly penned ADS in French, one page, 6.25 x 3.75, February 28, 1776. In full (translated): “I received from the Marquis of St. Tropez, through Mr. Audibert, four hundred eighty-one pounds and twelve cents for a year of my annuity, some to term on May 1, 1775. Done at Ferney on Februrary 28, 1776.” Signed neatly at the conclusion by Voltaire. Another hand has added below, “Thirty four, Quote Thirty three.” In fine condition, with a tiny hole in the lower blank area. In 1759, Voltaire left Geneva and moved to the commune Ferney near the French-Swiss border. He lived there for the remaining twenty years of his life before returning to Paris, where he died in 1778. So influential was Voltaire during his residency there—he built the local church, set up potteries, watchmaking shops, and theatres—that after the French Revolution, the town was renamed ‘Ferney-Voltaire’ in his honor. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $300

604. Thomas Wolfe. The Chase National Bank check, 6.5 603. Kate Douglas Wiggin. American author (1856-1923) best known for the juvenile classic Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. AQS on an off-white 3.5 x 2 card, signed below in black ink, “Kate Douglas Wiggin.” The quote, in full: “’God bless Aunt Miranda; God bless the brick house that was; God bless the brick house that is to be!’ Last page of Rebecca.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

x 2.75, filled out and signed by Wolfe, payable to Rogers Peet for $22.54, May 14, 1938. Wolfe’s notation at bottom reads, “Payment in full; four shirts and eyelet collars.”In fine condition. Not long after writing this check, Wolfe embarked on a two-week tour of the western National Parks, then on to the Pacific Northwest, where he contracted severe pneumonia; complications arose and he was eventually diagnosed with miliary tuberculosis of the brain, causing his death in September at the age of 37. Wolfe is decidedly scarce in any form. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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608. Ray Bradbury and Robert Bloch

610. Pearl S. Buck

611. James Lee Burke

612. Truman Capote

613. Erle Stanley Gardner

614. Allen Ginsberg

615. Graham Greene

616. Langston Hughes

617. Washington Irving

618. Washington Irving

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607. Samuel Beckett

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624. H. L. Mencken

626. Walter M. Miller, Jr MB $200

627. Salvatore Quasimodo

629. J. K. Rowling

630. Damon Runyon

631. Siegfried Sassoon

633. Dr. Seuss

634. Dr. Seuss

635. Tennessee Williams

622. Jack London

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“I am quite sure that Michelangelo would really laugh if he heard all that” 636. Claude Debussy. Superb collection of four ALSs in

French by Debussy, two signed “A. Debussy” and two signed “Claude Debussy,” totaling ten pages, dated between 1885 and 1909. The most remarkable letters are a pair from 1885, both signed “A. Debussy,” written to Monsieur Vasnier during Debussy’s residence at the Villa Medici, describing his unhappiness with the environment there. The first, undated but from May 1885, in part (translated): “I think that the seduction the contemplation of masterpieces exerts on the imagination demands a completely different moral state than that in which I am. You know my character very well, and you also know how much I am subject to ambient influences, and as well how this entire city oppresses, annihilates me. I am suffocating and am perfectly incapable of any good motion to shake up all this vile torpor, which makes me see things in a detestable light. That doesn’t go so far as to have lost the sense for beautiful things, but I don’t love them as one should, and so that it would be truly profitable for me. All this because I am here by virtue of a decree forcing me to feel the shadow of the Academy weighing down upon me. Oh! the Villa Medici is so full of the academic legend, from the doorman in this green uniform to the Director, who raises his gaze to the sky with an ecstatic air every time he speaks of it, and the encomiums that have been held on Michelangelo, Raphael, etc. sound like speeches given on their admission to the Academy. I am quite sure that Michelangelo would really laugh if he heard all that. I don’t know if I am mistaken, but it seems to me that Michelangelo is modernism pushed to its outermost limitations; he ventured up to the point of madness, and I think that if one followed his path, it wouldn’t lead you straight to the Institute. It is true that we are lads who are too small to venture down these paths…I am quite afraid that if I stay here too long I will lose a lot of time for nothing, that that will be the death of many of my artistic projects, and I tell you quite frankly of not being able to wait for the moment of my deliverance.” Winning the Prix de Rome in 1884 with the cantata ‘L’enfant prodigue [The Prodigal Child],’ Debussy was given a scholarship for a four-year residence at the Villa Medici to further his studies and focus on his creative work. As he describes in the present letter, he found the atmosphere miserable and stayed there for the minimum permitted period of two years before returning home to Paris. The second, June 4, 1885, in part (translated): “Fever…has recurred very strongly. At last, for some days I am feeling better and hope to be rid of it. Ah! That, for example, has not increased my liking of the villa. On the contrary, I assure you that I often got the idea of leaving these horrid barracks where life is so sad and fever is too easy to get. And there are people who extolled, glorified the climate of Italy. I find

this assertion a bit sinister…Unfortunately, your letter, where the most judicious arguments are condensed—so much that I can’t get the slightest observation in—combatted my temptation to flee, and it appears that it is right, as I am still here, and I am going to sit down to work…I have changed my mind for my first work to be sent in, and I won’t do it, as I had intended, with Zuleima. It is too old and feels the old leash too much. These great imbeciles of verses which are only great by virtue of their length are insufferable, and my music would be in the situation of toppling under the weight. Then a more serious matter is that, I think I could never lock my music into too correct a form. I hasten to tell you that I am not speaking of musical form. It is simply from a literary point of view. I would always like best a thing where in some way the action will be sacrificed to the expression of the feelings of the soul, pursued at length; it seems to me that there the music can make itself more human, more true to life that one can discover and refine the means of rendering it. I don’t know if I have already spoken to you about Diane au bois [Diane in the Woods], by Th. de Banville. I think I did, and it is indeed that which is going to be the attempted project and first work submitted. There is one more reason to make me do Diane. It is that it in no way reminds me of the poems which are used for submitted works, which are basically only perfected cantatas. Thank God I have enough of one and it seems to me that one must profit by the only good thing the villa has (one of your arguments), i.e., the complete freedom to work, to make an original thing and not always fall back into the same path.” Although he mentions changing his mind about submitting ‘Zuleima’ to the Academy, in the end Debussy abandoned ‘Diane in the Woods’ and stayed with his original choice. Along with the two other works he sent in, ‘Zuleima’ was poorly received and criticized as being strange, lacking clarity and precision, and vague. The third letter is to an unnamed recipient, November 24, 1907, mentioning a manuscript. The final letter, also to an unnamed correspondent, February 23, 1909, concerns a situation with his brother, in part (translated): “I was put in a ridiculous situation by the immature resolutions of my brother who, without any prior notice, resigned from the Companie des Chemins de Fer, to take a position as manager in a Havre factory…Let me take refuge in my music, which you, so kindly, like. It is the only argument that can still speak in my favor.” In overall fine condition, with a partial separation to the adjoining fold of one letter. A particularly desirable selection of letters as two feature spectacular musical content from an early stage in his development as a composer. Starting Bid $1000

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637. Hector Berlioz. Uncommon ALS in French, signed “H. Berlioz,” one page, 5.25 x 8, July 17, 1864. Letter to his publisher Gustave Heinze, in part (translated): “Have you published my three volumes A travers chants, Les Grotesques de la musique and the Soirees de l’orchestre? I saw A travers champs but know nothing about the others...I’ve written Mr. Pohl three times but he doesn’t deign to reply. Kindly send me a copy of the published volumes.” In fine condition, with two small repairs to upper left blank area, and a light block of toning from prior display. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope addressed in his own hand. Heinze was a translator, critic, and novelist who published Richard Pohl’s long-delayed translations of Berlioz’s three works; Pohl also wrote an 1884 biography of Berlioz. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

Publishing rights for Debussy’s piano suite

639. Gustav Holst. Highly desirable AMQS on a pink 6.25

638. Claude Debussy. Partly-printed DS in French, signed “Read and approved, Claude Debussy,” one page both sides, 7 x 10, April 25, 1905. Contract with publisher M. E. Froment granting the rights to “Pour le Piano, ‘Prelude, Sarabande, Toccata.’” In fine condition. Debussy’s three-part suite premiered on January 11, 1902, in the Salle Erard for the Societe Nationale de Musique, with Ricardo Vines as the pianist. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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x 3.75 album page, boldly signed in black ink, “Gustav Holst, 1933.” Holst pens one bar from the bassoon part of the opening of ‘Mercury-The Winged Messenger’ from ‘The Planets.’ Signed below by noted musicologist and composer Donald Tovey, “With reverence for the great master and sorrow at the loss of my friend I sign my name on the page honoured by him, Donald Francis Tovey, 1936.” Below Tovey is an AMQS by composer and eurhythmics pioneer Emile Jaques-Dalcroze, and the page is also signed on the reverse by composer-organist E. Stanley Roper and composer-pianist Moriz Rosenthal. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200


642. Jan Kubelik.

640. Aram Khatchaturian. Soviet Armenian composer and conductor (1903-1978) whose oeuvre includes the piano, violin, and cello concertos, as well as the Masquerade Suite and the Anthem of the Armenian. Ink signature, “Aram Khatchaturian,” who adds a brief musical quotation on a gray 5 x 3.25 card. In very fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

641. Erich Wolfgang Korngold. Austro-Hungarian composer (1897–1957) who, after producing much well-received ‘serious’ music, enjoyed great success as a film composer and won two Academy Awards. Superb matte-finish 3.5 x 5.25 photo of Korngold in formal attire, signed in the lower border in fountain pen, “Erich Wolfgang Korngold, May 1921,” with the addition of a musical quotation from his opera “Die tote Stadt.” The reverse is signed and inscribed (translated), “For Miss Erna Wellisch, with a nice greeting! EWK.” In fine condition, with a tiny bit of adhesive residue to the left edge. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

Enormously popular Czech-born violin virtuoso (1880-1940). Crystal-clear 4.5 x 6.75 cabinet portrait of Kubelik holding his violin in a threequarter-length pose, signed below in black ink, “Jan Kubelik, 9. XI. 1901,” and adding an inscription in Czech to the upper portion. Published by Goszleth Istvan of Budapest. In fine condition, with moderate contrast to the last name. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

643. Sergei Rachmaninoff. Exceptional vintage pearl-

finish 7.25 x 9.25 portrait of Rachmaninoff by the Kubey– Rembrandt Studios of Philadelphia, signed and inscribed in white ink, “with cordial greetings, S. Rachmaninoff.” Lower right bears the studio blindstamp, and the reverse features the studio credit stamp. In very good condition, with trimmed edges, a small chip/tear to the top edge, and flaking to the white ink giving the signature and inscription an indistinct quality. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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Striking early Mahler portrait 644. Gustav Mahler. Sought-after handsome matte-finish 3.25 x 5.5 postcard photo of Mahler as a young man, signed and inscribed circa 1900 in German in black ink, “Zur freundlichen Erinnerung, an Gustav Mahler.” Postally used and addressed on the reverse in another hand. In very good condition, with a crease to the upper left corner, irregular surface marks or scuffing to his chin area and to the right of his face, and light soiling. A rare format boasting an especially bold signature. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $500

The grand opera of William Tell 645. Gioacchino Rossini. Brilliant 2.25 x 3.5 seated portrait of Rossini affixed to its original 4.25 x 6.25 souvenir card, with French text commemorating the 500th performance of the opera Guillaume Tell on February 10, 1868, signed below in crisp black ink, “G. Rossini,” with another hand incorporating the name of the recipient, “Tolivet.” In fine condition, with some foxing to the image. William Tell, a French-language opera in four acts, was first performed by the Paris Opera at the Salle Le Peletier on August 3, 1829. The opera is perhaps best remembered for its rousing overture, popularized by its use in the The Lone Ranger television show and in the Stanley Kubrick classic A Clockwork Orange. A crisply signed portrait made all the more desirable by its connection to one of Rossini’s most iconic works. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $300

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648. Irving Berlin. Vin-

646. Sergei Rachmaninoff. Crisp ink signature, “S. Rachmaninoff,” on an off-white 3.5 x 2.5 card. In fine condition, with a faint block of toning over much of the signature. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

tage matte-finish 8 x 10 photo of Berlin playing the piano, signed over the sheet music in fountain pen. In fine condition, with a crease to the upper right corner, and a tack hole to the upper left corner. Accompanied by a letter of transmittal from Berlin’s secretary, dated August 14, 1940. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

Lengthily inscribed score for William Tell 647. Gioacchino Rossini. Important Ital-

ian composer (1792-1868) who became one of the seminal figures in the history of opera with such repertoire staples as The Barber of Seville and William Tell. Two-hand piano reduction of William Tell in French, published in Paris by Leon Grus, hardcover, 7.75 x 11, 399 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page in black ink to the wife of his friend and biographer Alexis Azevedo in French (translated), “In the hope that your sugar level will go down. I take pleasure in joining with my friend Alexis Azevedo to offer this feeble token of affection to Mademoiselle Eugenie Azevedo. G. Rossini, Paris, 31 December, 1867.” The front cover is custom gilt-stamped with her name, “Eugenie Azevedo.” Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG-/None, with restorations to binding. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $300

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649. Irving Berlin and Kate Smith.

Vintage sheet music booklet for “God Bless America,” six pages, 9 x 12, signed in blue ballpoint, “Best wishes, Irving Berlin,” and signed and inscribed in black felt tip, “To ‘the Brownes’— Most sincerely, Kate Smith, 1967.” In very good condition, with edge chips and tears. Accompanied by a letter of transmittal from Berlin’s secretary, dated May 2, 1967. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

Scarce early photo of ‘The Duke’ 650. Duke Ellington. Dap-

per vintage mattefinish 8 x 10 photo by Maurice of Chicago, signed and inscribed in blue ink, “To Artie, Best wishes, Duke Ellington.” Photo is dated at the bottom in an unknown hand “1932.” In fine condition, with two small stains to the right side. Very uncommon in early photos, and this is a beauty. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

Inscribed to his Porgy and Bess collaborator 651. George Gershwin. Signed book: Art in America in Modern Times. First edition. NY: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1934. Hardcover with dust jacket, 9.75 x 12.5, 100 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page in blue ink to playwright Dorothy Heyward, “To Lovely Dorothy, In admiration & with my best wishes, George Gershwin, Dec. 16, 1934.” Autographic condition: very good to fine, with a heavy vertically diagonal crease. Book condition: VG/VG-, with edge toning to the book and dust jacket, and chips, tears, and stains to edges of the dust jacket. Gershwin presented this volume to Heyward while they were working together on the iconic opera Porgy and Bess. Dorothy Heyward had co-authored the play Porgy with her husband, DuBose Heyward, adapted from his 1927 novel of the same name. The play then served as the basis of the libretto for Porgy and Bess, which is by far the most well-known iteration of the work. Gershwin and Heyward worked on the opera together throughout 1934 and 1935. Conceived as an ‘American folk opera,’ Porgy and Bess made its premiere on September 30, 1935, at the Colonial Theatre in Boston. A superb association piece connecting two great figures in the American arts. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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652. Billie Holiday. Vintage ballpoint signature,

“Billie Holiday,” on an off-white 2.5 x .5 slip affixed to a broken ‘Big Stuff’ single record, which has been signed in white ink by Tiny Grimes. In very good condition, with light soiling, and a crease to the lower left corner; although the record itself is broken, the signature is sound and could be successfully matted out. Precertified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

Bold 1963 signatures of the Fab Four 653. Beatles. Early 1963 blue ballpoint signatures, “George Harrison, xx,” “Paul McCartney, xxx,” “Ringo Starr, xx,” “John Lennon, xox,” on a beige 4.5 x 5.75 album page. In fine condition, with scattered light stains. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks. An exceptionally crisp cast of Beatles autographs dating to the release of their landmark debut album, Please Please Me. Pre-certified REAL. Starting Bid $1000

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654. Beatles: George Harrison. Unusual twice-signed Apple Records Inc. business check, 7.75 x 3.5, filled out in another hand and signed by George Harrison, payable to Marlow Laundry for £6.3.5, June 9, 1970. In fine condition, with Harrison inexplicably tracing over his original felt tip signature in ballpoint. Pre-certified REAL. Starting Bid $200

655. Beatles: George Harrison. Ballpoint signature and inscription, “To Annetta, George Harrison,” on an off-white 7 x 10.25 stationery sheet from the Castle Hotel in Stockholm, Sweden. In fine condition. Accompanied by a Swedish newspaper clipping dated December 14, 1969. Pre-certified REAL. Starting Bid $200

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656. Beatles: Lennon and Harrison. Vintage color pho-

togravure postcard of the SS Maid of Kent, 5.75 x 4, signed on the reverse in black felt tip by George Harrison and John Lennon. In fine condition, with scattered light soiling. Consignor notes that the signatures date to circa 1967. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks and a letter of provenance from the grandson of the original recipient, in part: “These were obtained by my grandfather while he was working as a chef on the cross channel ferries from Dover, Kent in the 1960’s.” Precertified REAL. Starting Bid $300

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McCartney takes off with Wings 657. Beatles: Paul McCartney. Signed book:

Wingspan: Paul McCartney’s Band on the Run. First North American edition. London: Bullfinch Press, 2002. Softcover, 10.25 x 10.25, 176 pages. Signed and inscribed on the title page in black felt tip, “To Sam, Best wishes, Paul McCartney,” who adds a large sketch of a smiley face. In fine condition. An uncommon, desirable title boasting a large original McCartney sketch. Pre-certified REAL. Starting Bid $200

658. Beatles: Paul McCartney. Attractive

Christmas card featuring an angelic painting by Edward Burne-Jones on the front, measuring 10.75 x 7.25 open, signed inside in black ballpoint, “Paul, xx,” adding a heart and parentheses to preprinted text, “With love from Paul and family.” In fine condition, with some faint staining to the front of the card. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks. Pre-certified REAL. Starting Bid $200

659. Beatles: Paul McCartney. Glossy

5 x 7 close-up photo of McCartney, signed in blue ballpoint. In fine condition, with scattered light creasing. Pre-certified REAL. Starting Bid $200

660. Beatles: Ringo Starr. Blue ballpoint signature, “Ringo Starr,” on an off-white 6.75 x 3.25 page from an address book, with collector’s ink notations along the top dating the signature to “Bermuda Airport, Monday 10th Dec 73.” In fine condition. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks. Pre-certified REAL. Starting Bid $200

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661. Beatles: Ringo Starr. Apple Publishing Ltd. business

check, 7.75 x 3.5, filled out in another hand and signed by Starr, “R. Starkey,” payable to Music Publishers Association Limited for £11.55, May 7, 1973. In fine condition. Pre-certified REAL. Starting Bid $200

Backstage pass for a Hendrix concert in Memphis

662. Jimi Hendrix. Uncommon backstage pass for a Jimi Hendrix Experience concert at the Mid-South Coliseum in Memphis, Tennessee, on June 9, 1970, 4.25 x 2.5, which shows a color image of the Mid-South Coliseum on the front and the reverse signed in black felt tip by either a road crew member or one of the show’s promoters; the ticket originates from the collection of Hendrix’s friend and fellow guitarist Lawrence ‘Larry’ Lee. In very good condition, with heavy overall creasing from use. Previously sold by Sotheby’s, 1991. Accompanied by a copy of a tag from the shadowbox this was once displayed inside. Lee was attending Tennessee State University when he met Hendrix and they played together in the Nashville area before going separate ways in 1963. The two reconnected in the summer of 1969, and Lee joined Hendrix on stage at Woodstock to play rhythm guitar. Starting Bid $200

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Fully signed Stones record from their 1966 Australia Tour 663. Rolling Stones. Rare

Australian pressing of The Rolling Stones, Now! album signed on the back cover in blue ballpoint, “Mick Jagger,” “Bill Wyman,” “Love, Charlie Boy,” “Keith Richard,” and “Brian Jones.” In very good condition, with corner creasing, light soiling, and some paper loss along the edges. The record is included. Consignor notes that the signatures were signed for the radio station ‘5KA’ to give away to a listener for a competition prize, and would have been signed around the time the Rolling Stones performed at the Centennial Hall, Adelaide, Australia, on February 22, 1966. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks and a letter of provenance from original competition winner, in part: “In early 1966, local Adelaide radio disc jockey Chas Lumsden of the very popular program The Mad Show on station 5KA held a competition asking entrants to state why they should win a prize of a signed Rolling Stones LP. I entered this competition but have now forgotten what my reason for winning was. It must have been good because I heard my name announced as the winner! I collected my prize from the station and have had it ever since.” An extremely desirable fully signed record dating to the Stones’ 18-show Australasian Tour, which covered six cities in Australia and New Zealand between February 18 and March 1, 1966. Pre-certified REAL. Starting Bid $1000

Fully signed 1965 London Palladium program

664. Rolling Stones. Sought-after 1965 UK program for a Rolling Stones concert at the London Palladium, twelve pages,

10.5 x 8, signed on the front cover in blue ballpoint by Charlie Watts, Mick Jagger, Brian Jones, and Keith Richards, who adds an inscription, “Love to Christine,” and signed inside on his biography page by Bill Wyman. In very good to fine condition, with light overall creasing to the cover. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. Pre-certified REAL. Starting Bid $200

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665. Rolling Stones. Vintage circa 1964 UK souvenir program for “The Sensational Rolling Stones,” ten pages, 8.75 x 11, signed inside on their respective bio pages in ballpoint, “Mick Jagger,” “Keith Richard,” “Brian Jones,” and “Love, Charlie Boy.” The program is also signed inside by Keith Carlson of The Mojos, Simon Scott, and Inez & Charlie Foxx. In very good to fine condition, with general handling wear. Pre-certified REAL. Starting Bid $200

666. Rolling Stones: Keith Richards. Handsome Affinity series Fender Squier Telecaster electric guitar with a natural finish, signed on the body in blue felt tip by Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards. In fine condition. The consignor notes that this autograph was obtained in-person in 2017 when Richards was entering a studio in New York. Pre-certified REAL. Starting Bid $200

667. U2. October album signed and inscribed on the front cover in black ballpoint, “Well Mariea, from, Bono, 81,” “To Marea, from, Edge,” “To Maria, Larry,” and “To Maria, love, Adam.” In very good to fine condition, with a few small surface tears in the bottom blank area. The record is not included. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from Marea, the original recipient, in part: “My friend, Leo Casey, a very talented musician got it for me. It must have been the October tour…Leo had told me she would get to meet U2 and asked if I would like a signed photo of album of course I did.” Pre-certified REAL. Starting Bid $200

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668. U2. Desirable ballpoint signatures, “Best wishes & thanks, Edge, x,” “Adam,” “Bono, 91,” who adds a heart and self-portrait sketch with a cowboy hat, and “from Larry,” who adds an inscription, “To Yasmina,” on a white 8.25 x 11.75 sheet. In fine condition, with some small, light edge stains. Pre-certified REAL. Starting Bid $200

669. Amy Winehouse. Very desirable glossy 7 x 10.5 photo of Winehouse in a sultry seated pose holding a Stratocaster electric guitar, signed in blue felt tip, “Love, Amy, X.” In very fine condition. Starting Bid $200

670. Amy Winehouse. ANS on a white 5 x 2.75 card, no date, in full: “Hi Georgie—Your Dad is a legend! Really is. Love, Amy, x.” Matted with a lovely full-length photo of Winehouse to an overall size of 11.5 x 18. In fine condition. Pre-certified REAL. Starting Bid $200

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671. Emmerich Kalman

674. Louis Armstrong MB $200

678. Erroll Garner MB $200

682. Lionel Hampton MB $200

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673. Leo Slezak

672. Opera

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675. Louis Armstrong MB $200

679. Ira Gershwin MB $200

683. W. C. Handy MB $200

676. Pearl Bailey

677. Aaron Copland

680. Dizzy Gillespie

681. Benny Goodman

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684. Henry Mancini MB $200

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685. Sugar Chile Robinson MB $200


686. Sonny Rollins MB $200

688. Fats Waller

689. Johnny Cash

691. Country Music

692. K. D. Lang MB $200

693. 1960s US Tour Books

695. Allman Brothers

696. Badfinger

697. The Beach Boys

699. Beatles Fan Club Materials

700. Beatles: Klaus Voormann

701. Chuck Berry

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690. Johnny Cash MB $200

694. AC/DC MB $200

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698. Beatles Collectibles MB $200

687. Harry Ruby and Bert Kalmar

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702. Black Sabbath MB $200

706. Eric Clapton MB $200

710. The Everly Brothers and Dion MB $200

714. The Kinks MB $200

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703. Blondie

704. James Brown

705. Eric Burdon

707. Dire Straits

708. Duran Duran

709. The Everly Brothers

711. Genesis

712. Guns Nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Roses: Slash

713. Elton John

716. Roy Orbison

717. Pink Floyd: Roger Waters

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715. Jerry Lee Lewis MB $200

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718. R.E.M.

719. Lou Reed

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722. Rolling Stones: John Pasch

723. Carlos Santana

726. Gene Vincent

727. Yes

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730. Female Singers MB $200

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720. Lou Reed MB $200

724. Ravi Shankar MB $200

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728. The Zombies and Argent

731. Michael Jackson

732. George Michael

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721. The Righteous Brothers MB $200

725. Three Dog Night MB $200

729. Bee Gees MB $200

733. Seal MB $200

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John Brennan Collection John Brennan’s in-person autograph collecting spans more than four decades, from New York City to Los Angeles to outside the U.S. His passion for the hobby has brought him in contact with hundreds of famous faces across all genres. Last month we presented our inaugural offering from the John Brennan Collection, which focused on autographs from some of modern music’s most legendary names. This month, we’re pleased to feature a different side of his collection, with more than 100 of Brennan’s favorite autographs from Hollywood and beyond.

Hepburn as Eliza Doolittle 734. Audrey Hepburn. Color satin-finish 8 x 10 photo from My Fair Lady, signed in blue felt tip by Hepburn. In very fine condition. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. From The John Brennan Inperson Autograph Collection. Starting Bid $200

735. Star Wars. Star Wars original soundtrack album signed on the gatefold in silver ink by Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher, and in blue felt tip by George Lucas and Mark Hamill. In very good to fine condition, with edgewear, creasing, and stray ink marks to the left side. The record is not included. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. From The John Brennan In-person Autograph Collection. Starting Bid $200

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736. Woody Allen

737. Pamela Anderson

738. Christina Applegate

739. Mikhail Baryshnikov

740. Warren Beatty

741. The Big Bang Theory

742. Charles Bronson

743. Tim Burton

745. Natalie Cole

746. Sean Connery MB $200

747. Francis Ford Coppola

750. Tom Cruise

751. Daniel Day-Lewis

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744. Tim Burton MB $200

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748. Kevin Costner MB $200

749. Walter Cronkite MB $200

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752. Robert DeNiro

753. Johnny Depp

754. Johnny Depp

755. Kirk Douglas

757. Clint Eastwood

758. Easy Rider

759. Harrison Ford

760. Jodie Foster

761. Michael J. Fox

762. James Gandolfini

763. Bill Gates

764. Richard Gere

765. Matt Groening

766. Matt Groening

767. Gene Hackman

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756. Clint Eastwood MB $200

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768. Tom Hanks MB $200

769. Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera

770. Charlton Heston

771. Dustin Hoffman

772. Dustin Hoffman

773. Bob Hope

774. Angelina Jolie

775. Chuck Jones

776. Mike Judge

777. Harvey Keitel

778. Val Kilmer

779. Jerry Lewis

780. Jennifer Lopez

781. Dean Martin

782. Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis

783. Liza Minnelli

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784. Mary Tyler Moore MB $200

788. Paul Newman MB $200

785. Roger Moore

786. Mike Myers

787. Liam Neeson

789. Paul Newman

790. Jack Nicholson

791. Peter Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Toole

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792. Gary Oldman

793. Al Pacino

794. Al Pacino

795. Luciano Pavarotti

796. Gregory Peck

797. Sean Penn

798. Pink Floyd: Nick Mason

799. Pink Floyd: Roger Waters

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800. Brad Pitt

801. Sidney Poitier

802. Julia Roberts

803. Diana Ross

804. Martin Scorsese

805. Jerry Seinfeld MB $200

806. The Silence of the Lambs

807. Gary Sinise

808. Christian Slater

809. The Sopranos

810. Sissy Spacek

811. Steven Spielberg

812. Star Trek: Leonard Nimoy

813. Star Trek: Patrick Stewart

814. Oliver Stone

815. Sharon Stone

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816. Meryl Streep

817. Barbra Streisand

818. Patrick Swayze

819. Thelma and Louise

820. Uma Thurman

821. John Travolta

822. John Travolta

823. Denzel Washington

824. Raquel Welch

825. When Harry Met Sally

826. Gene Wilder

827. Kate Winslet

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classic entertainment

Impressive archive from Baker’s 1963 USA tour 830. Josephine Baker.

Fascinating archive of six autograph letters by Baker (partly signed), totaling 28 pages, dated from October–November 1963. This interesting correspondence dates to her 1963 tour of the United States, and she comments on the assassination of John F. Kennedy, as well as the deaths of Edith Piaf and Jean Cocteau. She discusses her arrival in New York in October, and notes that she seeks to contact Stephen Papich, later her biographer, to help in a fight against racial discrimination. Noting the deaths of French legends, she adds (translated): “I suppose you sent the flowers for poor Piaf ?and Cocteau.” Baker goes on to say that the critics are excellent, but that she needs immediate cashflow and her engagements were not scheduled until mid-November. She does her accounts and gives instructions for her business, her future contracts, and settles her financial troubles. She wants to save time, “because although we won the battle completely here the whole of America is at our feet as before it takes time to have institutions because the success came at once…The US is in our pocket again, and we must keep it because this is the money, and without limit.” On November 24th, she writes of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and “then, the assassination of the murderer.” She was in Washington for the burial: “There is 1 month of national mourning,” which postpones her show to December 27th at best. In overall fine condition. Accompanied by five original mailing envelopes and a letter from Jacques Abtey. Starting Bid $300

831. Lucille Ball. Vintage glossy 7.5 x 9.25 RKO Pictures publicity photo of Ball wearing a lovely gown and smoking a cigarette, signed and inscribed in black ink, “To Kay, Best wishes, Lucille Ball.” Reverse bears RKO Radio and Ernest A. Bachrach credit stamps. In very good to fine condition, with scattered light surface impressions. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

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Bogie in color 832. Humphrey Bogart. Color 8 x 10.5 book photo of Bogart with his wife and costar Lauren Bacall, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Peter, Humphrey Bogart.” Reverse signed by Gone with the Wind actress Evelyn Keyes. In fine condition, with poor contrast to the light signature. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

Inscribed to the Mutiny on the Bounty costume designer 833. Marlon Brando. Spectacular vintage matte-finish 8

x 10 photo of Brando as Fletcher Christian in the 1962 film Mutiny on the Bounty, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint to the film’s costume designer Moss Mabry, “To Moss, with genuine appreciation for your many kindnesses, Regards, Marlon.” In very good to fine condition, with some old adhesive residue to the bottom and left edge, minor surface loss in the left border, and moderate signature contrast against the background of the lei; none of this detracts from the overall magnificent appearance. The first signed photo of Brando in this classic movie we have ever offered. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

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834. Richard Burton. Fantastic semi-glossy 13.25 x 10.25

silver gelatin photo of Burton as George from the Oscarwinning 1966 film Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, signed in black ink, “Best wishes, Richard Burton.” In very good to fine condition, with some creasing to the left side. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from JSA. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

836. Charlie Chaplin. Vintage ink signature, “Chas. Chap-

lin,” on an off-white 2.75 x 4 sheet bearing an excellent pen and ink and graphite portrait of his famous Tramp character, extremely well-executed by a talented fan. Sheet is affixed to a same-size card. In fine condition. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

837. Charlie Chaplin. TLS,

835. Lon Chaney, Jr. Vintage ink signature and

inscription, “Luck Chuck, Lon Chaney,” on a light pink 5 x 2.75 sheet. Matted and framed with a photo of Chaney as the Wolfman to an overall size of 11.25 x 17.5. In fine condition. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

one page, 5.75 x 8.25, personal letterhead, March 22, 1965. In full: “Thank you very much for your kind letter which made me very happy.” In very good to fine condition, with a short tear to the bottom edge, and a diagonal crease across the lower blank area. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

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838. Gary Cooper. Vin-

tage glossy 7 x 9.25 full-length photo of Cooper in Western attire standing between the framing posts of a house, signed and inscribed in purple ink, “To Kay, Sincerely, Gary Cooper, 1939.” In very good to fine condition, with tack holes to corners and scattered light surface impressions. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

839. Dorothy Dandridge.

Vintage glossy 3.5 x 5 closeup photo of the beautiful Dandridge holding a box of flowers, signed vertically in black ink. In fine condition. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

“We are showing the new ballet of Auric which is very beautiful, but quite complicated” 840. Sergei Diaghilev. LS in French, two pages, 5 x 7,

Hotel de Paris letterhead, February 14, 1926. Letter to ballet critic Edwin Evans, in full: “Nemtchinova and Zverev have permission to dance outside my troupe during the months of February and March. I have also allowed them to accept an engagement with Cochran during this period, after which they will return to me. I send you with gratitude the fruits of Pasquier’s troupe. Currently we are showing the new ballet of Auric [Pastorale] which is very beautiful, but quite complicated. If we can arrange the London season, I am going to create my first English ballet with music of Lambert, which I think you know.” Impressively double-matted and framed with a colorful Ballets Russes program cover to an overall size of 27 x 17.25. In fine condition.

From this letter, it seems that Diaghilev was aware that two of his stars, Vera Nemtchinova and Nicolas Zverev, planned to leave for London and granted them permission to perform there, but only for a brief period. The pair would never return—working with Massine in London in the Cochran Revue and then with Mikhail Mordkin in New York—and their loss was devastating to Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes. Diaghilev goes on to mention his troupe’s ongoing performances of Georges Auric’s Pastorale, and his intention to stage Constant Lambert’s Romeo and Juliet. A fantastic letter from the revered founder of the Ballets Russes. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

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Rare pair of Emmy Awards won by a renowned sound mixer

841. Emmy Awards. Extraordinary pairing of Emmy Awards won by sound engineer Charles Grenzbach, including a Daytime

Emmy and a Primetime Emmy. Each iconic award trophy stands approximately 15˝ tall with a base diameter of 7.5˝, and weighs between 6 and 7 pounds. The first is engraved on the base, “1984–1985 Daytime Emmy Awards, Outstanding Achievement in Film Sound Mixing, Charles ‘Bud’ Grenzbach Re-Recording Mixer, Pole Position—CBS.” The second is engraved on the base, “1986–1987 Primetime Emmy Awards, Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Drama Miniseries or a Special, Charles Grenzbach, Unnatural Causes, 11/10/86, NBC.” In overall fine condition, with scattered tarnishing and slight peeling to the engraved plaque on the Daytime Emmy. These are the only two Emmys won by Grenzbach, who worked on over 130 films during a prolific career that lasted from 1956 and 1989. He also won an Academy Award for Best Sound for his work on Platoon in 1986, and received Oscar nominations for The Godfather and Chinatown. Pole Position, an animated children’s series, aired as part of CBS’s Saturday morning cartoon lineup—despite running for just a single season, the show was recognized at the Daytime Emmys for its outstanding sound mixing. Unnatural Causes, a made-for-television Vietnam war movie starring John Ritter, achieved greater acclaim, winning two Emmy Awards and receiving two Golden Globe nominations. A rarely offered pair of iconic awards earned by an esteemed Hollywood sound engineer. Starting Bid $300

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842. W. C. Fields. TLS

signed “Bill,” one page, 8 x 10, personal letterhead, January 3, 1945. Letter to Charles Beyer, in full: “Here is the critique of Cronin’s new book about which I spoke to you on the telephone today. I’d try out several studios on it in case Fox do not have the right to it.” In fine condition, with two file holes to the top. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

845. Judy Garland and Peter Lawford. Vintage candid glossy 5 x 3.5 photo of Judy Garland and Peter Lawford posing side-by-side, with both signing in fountain pen. In fine condition. Garland and Lawford became friends during production of the highly successful 1948 musical Easter Parade. A notable moment from the film was when the pair teamed up for the number ‘A Fella with an Umbrella.’ Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

843. Greta Garbo. Bank check, 6.25 x 2.75, filled out in

type and signed in blue ink by Garbo, payable to Sterling Manhattan Cable Television for $42, June 16, 1972. In fine condition. Garbo’s autograph is scarce and desirable in any form. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

846. Cary Grant. DS, one page, 8.5 x 11, February 23, 844. Judy Garland. Personal check, 7 x 3, filled out and signed by Garland, payable to Cloretha B. Gland for $96.37, August 15, 1963. Double-matted and framed with a photo of Garland to an overall size of 11.5 x 18. In fine condition. Precertified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

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1954. Agreement between Grant and Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation, in which he approves of an amendment to the expiration date of his contract. Boldly signed at the conclusion in fountain pen by Grant. In fine condition, with staple holes to the top edge. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200


847. Cary Grant. Vintage glossy 3 x 5 close-up photo of

Grant at a black tie event, signed in fountain pen. In fine condition. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

848. Rita Hayworth. Stunning glossy 8 x 10 photo of Hayworth posing in a swimsuit at the edge of a pool, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, “To LaVerne, With all good wishes, Rita Hayworth, 1972.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

849. Audrey Hepburn. Lovely semi-glossy 3.5 x 5.5 cardstock photo of a young Hepburn looking over her shoulder, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “For Joyce and Ken Browne, Audrey Hepburn.” Typed notations on reverse indicate that the signature was obtained in New York City in 1952. In fine condition, with two light paperclip impressions to the left edge. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

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850. Audrey Hepburn.

Glossy 8.25 x 5.75 photo of Audrey Hepburn with Cary Grant in the 1963 film Charade, signed in black felt tip by Hepburn. Reverse bears German caption text. In fine condition. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

“William Henry Pratt aka Boris Karloff”

Desirable Hitchcock photo with added self-portrait sketch 851. Alfred Hitchcock. Tre-

mendous glossy 8 x 10 bust-length photo of Hitchcock with a stern expression, signed and inscribed in thin black felt tip, “To Roy, Alfred Hitchcock,” adding a small selfportrait sketch of his immediately recognizable profile. Reverse of the photo bears a caption sheet for the 1972 thriller Frenzy, the penultimate feature film of Hitchcock’s extensive career. In fine condition. Signed photos of the great director remain sought-after in their own right, with this particular example elevated furthermore by the very desirable addition of his self-portrait sketch. Precertified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

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

852. Boris Karloff. DS, signed “William Henry Pratt aka

Boris Karloff,” two pages, 8.5 x 14, March 21, 1952. Penn Mutual Life Insurance beneficiary designation, in which Karloff appoints his wife Evelyn and daughter Sara Jane as his beneficiaries after his passing. Signed on the second page by Karloff, using his seldom-seen legal name, and also filling in the date and location, “Hollywood…California.” Document is also signed by his fifth (and final) wife Evelyn Pratt, as well as by a witness. In fine condition, with expected document wear and some scattered light soiling. Examples of Karloff’s legal name are quite scarce, even more so offered as part of a ‘double’ signature. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

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Vintage glossy 3.5 x 5.5 promotional photo of the comedy duo side-by-side in their iconic bowler hats, signed vertically in fountain pen, “Stan Laurel,” and in black ballpoint, “Oliver Hardy.” In fine condition, with light rippling from old mounting remnants on the reverse. Precertified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200


854. Bela Lugosi. Ink signature and inscription, “To Richard, best wishes, Bela Lugosi,” on an off-white 4.75 x 1.75 sheet. Double-matted and framed with a portrait and photo of Lugosi as Count Dracula to an overall size of 22 x 18. In fine condition. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

855. Bela Lugosi. Fantastic glossy 3.25 x 5 photo of Lugosi smoking a cigar, signed in the lower border in blood-red fountain pen. In fine condition, with a light crease to the lower right, slightly affecting the end of the signature. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

856. Steve McQueen. DS, signed “Steven T. McQueen,” two pages, 8.5 x 11, May 4, 1970. A waiver of notice and consent to the holding of a special meeting by the board of directors for Solar Plastics Engineering Company to consider filling the vacancies “existing in certain corporate offices as a result of the resignations of Robert J. Schiller, Robert Colbert and Steven T. McQueen. Accordingly, after nominations, the following persons were unanimously elected to the offices set opposite their names: William J. Mahler, President and Treasurer, Michael S. King, Vice President, Mary Jo Reimer, Secretary.” Signed at the conclusion by McQueen, and countersigned by Michael S. King. In fine condition. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200 www.RRAuction.com | 241


857. Monty Python. Su-

perb vintage glossy 6 x 4.25 postcard of the Monty Python crew while in Tunisia filming their classic 1979 film Life of Brian, signed in ink and felt tip by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin. In fine condition. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

858. Paul Newman.

Original color MGM lobby card for the 1958 film Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, 14 x 11, signed in blue felt tip by Paul Newman. In fine condition. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication.

860. Will Rogers. Terrific vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 photo of Rogers in a handsome suit and hat, boldly signed in fountain pen, “More power to you, Will Rogers.” In fine condition, with some mounting remnants along the reverse edges. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200 Starting Bid $200

859. Frank Sinatra. Vintage pencil signature and inscription, “To Betty, Frank Sinatra,” on an off-white 5.5 x 4.5 album page. In fine condition. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

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861. Elizabeth Taylor. Glossy 10 x 7.5 photo of Taylor staring up into the eyes of her leading man, signed and inscribed in blue ink, “To Roy, Elizabeth Taylor.” In fine condition, with a trimmed bottom edge. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200


Stunning oversized portrait of the silent sex symbol 862. Rudolph Valentino. DDebonair vintage mattefinish 8.5 x 12 photo of the dashing actor, neatly signed and inscribed in fountain pen using his given Italian name, “A Adolfo Rosquella…Rodolfo Valentino.” Affixed to a 10.25 x 13.25 mount. In very good to fine condition, with a few small surface gouges and light stains. Rosquella was a Latin music band leader during the 1920s and 30s. Valentino is rare in photos signed in his given name, “Rodolfo,” and even rarer in oversized photos of this quality. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

863. John Wayne. Large and bold felt tip signature, “John

Wayne,” on a blue 5.5 x 4.25 album page. In fine condition, with a small scuff to the bottom edge. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

864. Orson Welles. Glossy 9.75 x 8 photo of Welles as Charles Foster Kane from the 1941 classic Citizen Kane, signed and inscribed in black ink, “For Larry, congratulations for the poetry! Orson Welles.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

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Morgan as the elusive Wizard of Oz— the singular example we’ve ever offered

865. Wizard of Oz: Frank Morgan. Immensely desirable vintage glossy 8 x 10 MGM publicity portrait of Morgan as the

eponymous character of the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Albert, from, ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ Kindest regards, Frank Morgan.” Collector’s date notations on reverse indicate that the signature was obtained on August 3, 1946. In fine condition. Signed photos of Morgan as his most memorable character remain exceedingly rare and highly sought-after by collectors, with this example further elevated by Morgan’s ever-desirable addition of “The Wizard of Oz”—this is the only such example we’ve ever encountered in 40 years. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $1000

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866. Actresses

867. Actresses

870. Back to the Future II

871. Anne Bancroft

873. Ingmar Bergman

874. Ingmar Bergman

875. Harry Blackstone

876. Charles Bronson

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878. Celebrities

879. Celebrity Checks

880. Charlie Chaplin

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877. Mel Brooks MB $200

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872. Batman

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869. Autograph Albums

868. Fred Astaire

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881. Charlie Chaplin MB $200

882. Charlie Chaplin MB $200

883. Lotta Crabtree MB $200

884. Creature From the Black Lagoon MB $200

885. Linda Darnell

886. Cecil B. deMille

887. William Dieterle

888. Marlene Dietrich

889. Marlene Dietrich

890. Diana Dors

891. Kirk Douglas

892. Blake Edwards

893. Entertainers

894. Entertainers

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898. Gone With the Wind: Laura Hope Crews

899. Alec Guinness

900. Happy Days

901. Edith Head

902. Tippi Hedren

903. Van Heflin

904. Sonja Henie

905. Jim Henson

906. Charlton Heston

907. Charlton Heston

908. Charlton Heston

909. Jezebel: Davis and Fonda

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897. Samuel Goldwyn

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912. Grigori Kozintsev

913. Burt Lancaster

916. Christopher Lee

917. Janet Leigh

918. Sophia Loren

920. Jean Louis

921. James Mason

922. Sal Mineo

923. Tom Mix

924. Marilyn Monroe

925. Marilyn Monroe

926. Marilyn Monroe

927. Marilyn Monroe

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914. Elsa Lanchester MB $200

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915. Law & Order MB $200

919. Lost In Space MB $200

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928. Marilyn Monroe

929. Marilyn Monroe

930. Marilyn Monroe

931. Marilyn Monroe

932. Marilyn Monroe

933. Marilyn Monroe

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935. Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller

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936. Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable

937. Marilyn Monroe and Louella Parsons

938. Marilyn Monroe and Marlon Brando

939. Marilyn Monroe and Walter Winchell

940. Jack Nicholson

941. Jack Nicholson

942. Jack Nicholson

943. Rudolf Nureyev

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944. Gregory Peck

945. Anthony Perkins

946. Anthony Perkins

947. Michelle Pfeiffer

948. Basil Rathbone

949. Laurence Schwab

950. Seinfeld

951. Peter Sellers

952. Charlie Sheen

953. Don Siegel

954. The Sound of Music

955. Star Trek

956. Star Trek: Gene Roddenberry

957. Star Trek: Shatner and Montalban

958. Star Wars

959. Star Wars

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960. Star Wars: John Dykstra

961. Star Wars: Fisher and Hamill

962. Star Wars: Prowse and Jones

963. Rod Steiger

964. James Stewart

965. James Stewart

966. James Stewart

967. Superman

968. Elizabeth Taylor

969. Ernest Thesiger

970. Dalton Trumbo

971. Lana Turner

972. Wizard of Oz: Jack Haley

973. Wizard of Oz: Margaret Hamilton

974. Wizard of Oz: Margaret Hamilton

975. Wizard of Oz: Bert Lahr

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sports

Superb vintage portrait of Clemente

976. Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, and Ken Norton. Vintage Pro-Form program for the upcoming 1974 Rumble in the Jungle event, a heavyweight title fight between challenger Muhammad Ali and undefeated champion George Foreman, 48 pages, 8.5 x 11, signed inside on adjacent pages over their respective images in silver ink, “Muhammad Ali” and “Ken Norton,” and in gold ink, “George Foreman.” In fine condition, with light handling wear. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

977. Joe DiMaggio. Rawlings Official League ‘photoball’ baseball featuring an image of DiMaggio, beautifully signed in blue ballpoint on the sweet spot, “Joe DiMaggio, ‘Yankee Clipper.’” In fine condition, with a Joe DiMaggio Yankee Clipper Enterprises authentication label near the league stamp. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

978. Roberto Clemente. Vintage 1958-61 Jay Publishing

team issued photo of Clemente, 4.5 x 6.5, signed in blue ballpoint, “Best Wishes, Roberto Clemente.” In fine condition, with lightly trimmed edges. Clemente’s signature is often rushed and illegible, but this photo of Clemente in his prime offers a clean, attractive example. A great piece from the humanitarian and Hall of Famer. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

Beautiful 500 Home Run Club baseball, highlighted by Mantle, Williams, and Aaron 979. Baseball: 500 Home Run Club. Fantastic official Rawlings National League (Giamatti) baseball signed in blue ballpoint on the sweet spot and side panels by 12 members of the 500 Home Run Club, including: Mickey Mantle (ss), Ted Williams (ss), Hank Aaron, Ernie Banks, Reggie Jackson, Harmon Killebrew, Eddie Murray, Willie Mays, Frank Robinson, Eddie Mathews, Willie McCovey, and Mike Schmidt. In fine condition. A superb specimen signed by one dozen of baseball’s greatest sluggers. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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Uncommon formal portrait boldly signed by the ‘Georgia Peach’ 980. Ty Cobb. Vintage sepia matte-finish 6.75 x 8.75 head-and-shoulders portrait of Cobb in a three-piece suit, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Warren Stulb, ‘with kindest regards,’ Ty Cobb, June–1–31.” In fine condition. Attractively matted and framed to an overall size of 11.5 x 13.5. A decidedly scarce depiction of the hard-playing Cobb with an attractive, bold signature. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA. Starting Bid $300

Formalizing the retirement of famed Pittsburgh skipper Fred Clarke 981. Barney Dreyfuss. Early baseball executive (1865-1932) who owned the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1900 until his death, often credited with the creation of the modern baseball World Series. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2008 following his election by the Veterans Committee. TLS, one page, 8 x 10.75, personal Pittsburgh Athletic Company letterhead, October 4, 1915. Letter to Fred C. Clarke, manager of the Pittsburgh Baseball Club, in full: “As per your request, I am giving you this letter as a formal notification of your release from the managership of the Pittsburgh Baseball Club, effective herewith—the close of the 1915 season. Upon this parting of the way, after more than twenty years association in the baseball world, I want to thank you for the hearty and efficient service you have always given me in the work; and my hope is that in the taking up of your own personal affairs from this on, that you will be just as successful as you have been in baseball. Wishing you and yours a long and happy life.” In fine condition. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from JSA. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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Commemorating his 1972 defeat of Spassky

982. Bobby Fischer. Reclusive American-born chess grandmaster (1943–

2008) who scored a Cold War triumph by defeating Russian world champion Boris Spassky in a celebrated 1972 competition. Color 8.75 x 5.75 composite postcard photo celebrating the 1972 championship chess match between Fischer and Spassky in Iceland, signed in blue ballpoint. In fine condition, with some light contrast to a few letters of signature. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

983. Ford Frick. Vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 studio portrait of Frick by Kaiden Kazanjian, neatly signed in blue ballpoint, “With all good wishes, Ford Frick—1948.” In very fine condition. Accompanied by the photo’s studio folder, as well as its transmittal letter, which is also signed by Frick. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

A gift for Ring Lardner from the ring and racing legends

984. James J. Jeffries and Barney Oldfield. Unique semi-glossy 9.25 x 12 photo of the heavyweight boxer and auto racing pioneer standing together in front of an automobile, affixed to a 12 x 15.25 mount, signed and inscribed at the top in fountain pen to famed sportswriter Ring Lardner, “To my friend Lardner, You know me, Barry Oldfield,” adding, “To my southern friend,” above Jeffries’s signature, “Yours, Jas. J. Jeffries.” A date notation of February 4, 1911, is penned in the upper left corner. In very good to fine condition, with light silvering to the image, and light toning and corner bumps to the mount. Oldfield and Jeffries were good friends, and both had recently squared off against the great Jack Johnson in their respective sports—Jeffries was famously dealt his only loss in the ring by Johnson seven months earlier in July, while Oldfield had beaten Johnson in two auto races after being challenged by him in October. The pair had also made the papers six weeks earlier when they were thrown from a car while speeding down a road at forty miles per hour. An excellent association piece between sporting giants of the early 20th century. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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985. Walter Johnson. Vintage circa 1930s hardcover autograph book, 6 x 4.75, signed inside on an off-white page in pencil, “Walter Johnson” and “Carl Hubbell,” with two others below. Other signers in the album include: baseball players Bob Shawkey, Al Schacht, Bill Terry, Joe McCarthy, Hans Lobert, Max Carey, Frank McGowan, Ike Boone, and Fresco Thompson; boxer Jack Sharkey; and cartoonist Robert Ripley. A few additional signatures were added in 1967, including NY Yankees president Mike Burke; NY Giants football coach Allie Sherman; NY Giants quarterback Gary Wood; NY Mets pitcher Jack Fisher; and NY Mets first baseman Ed Kranepool. In fine condition. The consignor notes that proceeds will benefit the Joe Colford Jr. Scholarship Fund, which offers tuition aid to young men from Jersey City seeking to attend St. Peter’s Prep. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

986. Mickey Mantle. TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, personal letterhead, no date but postmarked April 26, 1984. Letter to “Jack,” in part: “I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for becoming a member of the ‘Mickey Mantle Collectors Club.’ As a major league rookie, you hope that one day your accomplishments on the field will merit the recognition of baseball fans. To be remembered so many years later by collectors, the most ardent fans of all, is something I never dreamed would be possible.” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope and a blank Mickey Mantle Collectors Club membership card. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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988. Roger Maris.

987. Joe Louis. Large and prominent ballpoint signature,

“Joe Louis,” on a blue 5.5 x 4.25 album page. In very fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

Historic satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of Maris hitting his recordbreaking 61st home run, signed and inscribed in blue felt tip, “To George, Best Always, Roger Maris.” In fine condition. Precertified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

Thorpe signs in Hollywood 989. Jim Thorpe. Versatile Native American athlete (1887–1953), widely regarded as the finest all-around athlete of the twentieth century, who won two Olympic gold medals and excelled in football, baseball, and basketball. His Olympic medals were stripped from him for an ostensible violation of the amateur-status rule (Thorpe had earlier played minorleague baseball) but were posthumously restored to him in 1983. Vintage fountain pen signature, “Hollywood, Calif., Oct. 21st, 1943, With very best wishes from Jim Thorpe,” on an off-white 5 x 3 card. Card is affixed to a slightly larger mount and framed with a color portrait of Thorpe throwing a discus to an overall size of 10.5 x 16; the frame back bears the printed certificate of authenticity label and red wax seal of noted dealer Charles Hamilton. In fine condition. Thorpe found small parts in many films during the early part of the 1940s, often in uncredited roles as Native Americans or parts of larger crowds. A rare signature of one of the most talented and revered athletes in American history. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA. Starting Bid $200

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991. Muhammad Ali MB $200

994. Muhammad Ali MB $200

995. Arthur Ashe MB $200

999. Boxers

1002. Football Hall of Famers

1003. Evel Knievel

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993. Muhammad Ali

996. Athletes MB $200

997. Baseball Hall of Famers

1000. Joe DiMaggio

1001. Roger Federer

1004. Jean Lussier

1005. Ray ‘Boom Boom’ Mancini

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998. Johnny Bench MB $200

992. Muhammad Ali

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1006. Mickey Mantle

1007. Mickey Mantle

1008. Mickey Mantle

1009. Mickey Mantle

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1011. Minnesota Twins: 1964 and 1970

1012. NY Knicks: 1973

1013. Pele

1014. Pele

1015. Mariano Rivera

1016. Bill Russell

1017. Sam Snead

1019. Ted Williams

1020. Ted Williams

1021. Ted Williams

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CONDITIONS OF SALE ANYONE EITHER REGISTERING TO BID OR PLACING A BID (“BIDDER”) ACCEPTS THESE CONDITIONS OF SALE AND ENTERS INTO A LEGALLY, BINDING, ENFORCEABLE AGREEMENT WITH R&R AUCTION COMPANY OF MASSACHUSETTS, LLC (“RR AUCTION,” TOGETHER WITH BIDDER, THE “PARTIES”). The following terms and conditions (“Conditions of Sale”) constitute the sole terms and conditions under which RR Auction will offer for sale and sell the property described in the catalog of items for auction (the “Catalog”). These Conditions of Sale constitute a binding agreement between the Parties with respect to the auction in which Bidder participates (the “Auction”). By bidding at the Auction, whether in person, through an agent or representative, by telephone, facsimile, online, absentee bid, or by any other form of bid or by any other means, Bidder acknowledges the thorough reading and understanding of all of these Conditions of Sale, all descriptions of items in the Catalog, and all matters incorporated herein by reference, and agrees to be fully bound thereby. This acknowledgement is a material term of these Conditions of Sale and of the consideration under which RR Auction agrees to these terms. RR Auction and Auction: This Auction is presented by RR Auction, a d/b/a/ of R&R Auction Company of Massachusetts, LLC, as identified with the applicable licensing information on the title page of the Catalog or on the www. RRauction.com Internet site (“RRauction.com”). The Auction is conducted under these Conditions of Sale. Announcements and corrections from the podium at live auctions and those made through the Conditions of Sale appearing on the Internet at RRauction.com supersede those in the printed Catalog. Bidder: Bidder shall mean the original Bidder on the property offered for sale by RR Auction and not any subsequent owner or other person who may acquire or have acquired an interest therein. If Bidder is an agent, the agency must be disclosed in writing to RR Auction prior to the time of sale, otherwise the benefits of the warranty shall be limited to the agent and not transferable to the undisclosed principal. The rights granted to Bidder under these Conditions of Sale are personal and may not be assigned or transferred to any other person or entity, whether by operation of law or otherwise without the express written assent of RR Auction. Bidder may not transfer, assign, or otherwise convey these Conditions of Sale or any of the rights herein, and such purported transfer, assignment, or conveyance shall be null and void. No third party may rely on any benefit or right conferred on any Bidder by these Conditions of Sale, and no third party is intended as a beneficiary of these Conditions of Sale. Bids will not be accepted from minor persons under eighteen (18) years of age without a parent’s written consent containing an acknowledgment of the Conditions of Sale herein and indicating their agreement to be bound thereby on behalf of the Bidder. All Bidders must meet RR Auction’s qualifications to bid. Any Bidder who is not a client in good standing of RR Auction may be disqualified at RR Auction’s sole option and will not be awarded lots. Such determination may be made by RR Auction in its sole and unlimited discretion, at any time prior to, during, or even after the close of the Auction. RR Auction reserves the right to exclude any person from the Auction. If an entity places a bid, then the person executing the bid on behalf of the entity agrees to personally guarantee payment for any successful bid. By accepting the Conditions of Sale, Bidder personally and unconditionally guarantees payment.

Credit: In order to place bids, Bidders who have not established credit with RR Auction must either furnish satisfactory credit information (including two collectibles-related business references) or supply additional information if requested, well in advance of the Auction. Bidders who are not members of RRAuction.com should pre-register before the close of the Auction to allow adequate time to contact references. Credit will be granted at the discretion of RR Auction. Additionally Bidders who have not previously established credit or who wish to bid in excess of their established credit history may be required to provide their social security number, or the last four digits thereof, so a credit check may be performed prior to RR Auction’s acceptance of a bid. Check writing privileges and immediate delivery of merchandise may also be determined by pre-approval of credit based on a combination of criteria: RRAuction.com history, related industry references, bank verification, a credit bureau report and/or a personal guarantee for a corporate or partnership entity in advance of the Auction venue. Buyer’s Premium: The Bidder acknowledges and agrees that a 22.5% buyer’s premium will be added to the hammer price on all individual lots sold in timed Auctions (the “Buyer’s Timed Premium”), and a 25% buyer’s premium will be added to the hammer price on live Auctions (the “Buyer’s Live Premium,” together with the Buyer’s Timed Premium, the “Buyer’s Premium”). For payment other than by cash, delivery will not be made unless and until full payment has been received by RR Auction, i.e., check or wired funds have fully cleared. Unless otherwise agreed in writing, signed by RR Auction, payment in full is due within thirteen (13) calendar days of the Auction or within twelve (12) calendar days of the invoice date, whichever is later. All purchases delivered to Massachusetts are subject to applicable Massachusetts sales tax unless the purchaser possesses a Massachusetts sales tax exemption number. Pennsylvania sales or use tax may be due in connection with the purchase and delivery of tangible personal property to Pennsylvania individuals and businesses.The purchaser is required to file a use tax return if tax is due in connection with the purchase and delivery in the Commonwealth. This notice is required pursuant to the provisions of the Tax Reform Code of 1971. 72 P.S. § 7213.2. Bidding: Each Bidder’s determination of its bid should be based upon its own examination of the item(s), rather than the strict reliance as to what is represented in the Catalog, online or elsewhere. In any purchase or sale, the value of the item(s) is determined by the price. THE BIDDER HEREBY ASSUMES ALL RISKS OF VALUATION CONCERNING ANY AND ALL PURCHASES. RR AUCTION IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ERRORS IN BIDDING. A Bidder should make certain to bid on the correct lot and that the bid is the maximum (plus the Buyer’s Premium) that the Bidder is willing and able to pay. Since other Bidders (by mail, facsimile, online, and in person) will be present, and since a re-offering could damage the momentum of the sale, once the hammer has fallen and RR Auction has announced the winning Bidder, such Bidder is unconditionally bound to pay for the lot, even if the Bidder has made a mistake. All prospective Bidders who examine lots in person prior to the sale shall personally assume all responsibility for any damage they cause in so doing. RR Auction shall have sole discretion in determining the value of the damage caused, which shall be promptly paid by the prospective Bidder. Title to any lot remains with Consignor, any secured party of the Consignor, or assignee of Consignor, as the case may be, until the lot is paid for in full by Bidder. RR Auction reserves the right to require payment in full before delivering any lot to the successful Bidder. It is the Bidder’s responsibility and obligation to have the lots fully insured while in their possession. Bidder assumes any and all RISK


OF LOSS once the lot(s) is in Bidder’s possession.

arises, RR Auction’s sale record is conclusive.

Bidder grants to RR Auction or its assigns the right to offset any sums due, or found to be due by RR Auction, and to make such offset from any past, subsequent or future consignment, or items acquired by Bidder in possession or control of RR Auction or from any sums due to Bidder by RR Auction. Bidder further grants RR Auction a purchase money security interest in such sums or items to the extent applicable, and agrees to execute such documents as may be reasonably necessary to grant RR Auction such security interest. Bidder agrees that RR Auction and its assigns shall be a secured party with respect to items bought by Bidder and in the possession of RR Auction, to the extent of the maximum indebtedness, plus all accrued expenses, until the indebtedness is paid.

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.

By bidding in this sale, Bidder personally and unconditionally guarantees payment. The authorized representative of any corporate Bidder who is present at the sale shall provide RR Auction or its agent, prior to the commencement of the bidding (or at the time of registration), with a statement signed by a principal, director or officer that they he or she personally and unconditionally guarantees any payment due RR Auction. RR Auction may at its sole and absolute discretion, make loans or advances to Consignors and/or prospective Bidders. In the event of a successful challenge to the title to any goods purchased pursuant to these Conditions of Sale and the exclusive remedies provided herein, RR Auction agrees to reimburse any Bidder in an amount equal to the successful bid price actually paid by Bidder at auction plus any Buyer’s Premium actually paid, in full and complete satisfaction of all claims, which once tendered by RR Auction, relieves and releases RR Auction from any responsibility whatsoever to the Bidder, even if the instrument is not cashed or is returned. Bidding Options: Non-Internet bids (including but not limited to in-person, facsimile, phone and mail bids) are treated similarly to floor bids in that they must be on-increment. Any in-person, facsimile, phone, or mail bids that do not conform to a full increment will be rounded up or down to the nearest full increment and this revised amount will be considered Bidder’s high bid. When identical mail or facsimile bids are submitted, preference is given to the first received. To ensure the greatest accuracy, written bids should be entered on the standard printed bid sheet and be received at RR Auction’s place of business at least twenty-four (24) hours before the Auction start. RR Auction is not responsible for executing mail bids or facsimile bids received on or after the day the first lot is sold, nor Internet bids submitted after the published closing time; nor is RR Auction responsible for proper execution of bids submitted by telephone, mail, facsimile, e-mail, Internet, or in person once the Auction begins. In all Auctions, bids on an item must raise the current high bid by at least 10%, or as specified on a per-Auction basis. Bids will be accepted in whole dollar amounts only. No “buy” or “unlimited” bids will be accepted. In a live sale, bids on an item can change at the discretion of RR Auction. RR Auction reserves the right to accept or decline any bid. Bids must be for an entire lot and each lot constitutes a separate sale. All bids are per lot unless otherwise announced. Live auction lots will be sold in their numbered sequence unless RR Auction directs otherwise. It is unlawful and illegal for Bidders to collude, pool, or agree with another Bidder to pay less than the fair value for lot(s). For live auctions, RR Auction will have final discretion in the event that any dispute should arise between Bidders. RR Auction will determine the successful Bidder, cancel the sale, or 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

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 prearranged credit status may receive immediate credit for payments via e-Check, personal or corporate checks. In all circumstances, the Auction House prefers payment by Bank Wire transfer. In the event that a Bidder’s payment is dishonored upon presentment(s), Bidder shall pay the maximum statutory processing fee set by applicable state law. If Bidder attempts to pay via check and the financial institution denies the transfer from Bidder’s bank account, or the payment cannot be completed using the selected funding source, Bidder agrees to complete payment. 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. 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, amendment, waiver or contradiction is contained in a writing signed by all parties. Any statements, oral or written, made by employees, agents or representatives of RR Auction to Bidder, including statements regarding specific lots, even if such employee, agent or representative represents that such statement is authorized, unless reduced to a writing signed by all parties, are statements of personal opinion only and are not binding on RR Auction, and under no circumstances shall be relied 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 super-


seded 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 ag-

gregate 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 auctioned is usually on view for several days prior to the sale. Bidder is encouraged to examine lots thoroughly. Bidder may also request condition reports (see below). RR Auction’s staff are available at viewings and by appointment. 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 resulting out of use of the Internet generally or specifically, including but not limited to transmission, execution or processing of bids. Any Bidder may bid on any lot prior to 6 pm EST/EDT. At that time, an extended bidding period goes into effect. If Bidder has not bid on a lot before 6 pm EST/EDT, Bidder may not bid on that lot after 6 pm EST/EDT. Only those Bidders who have placed bids on a lot before 6 pm EST/EDT will be allowed to bid on that lot after 6 pm EST/EDT. If Bidder is the only Bidder on a lot at 6 pm EST/EDT, that lot is awarded to Bidder. During the extended bidding period, a lot will remain open only to those who bid on that lot prior to 6 pm EST/ EDT. All lots WITHOUT an opening bid at 6 pm EST/EDT will remain OPEN to ALL Bidders until 7 pm EST/EDT or until they receive their first bid. These lots will close immediately upon receipt of a bid or at 7 pm EST/EDT, whichever comes first. For all lots that are active after 7 pm EST/EDT, bidding will remain open until 30 minutes pass without a bid being placed on THAT lot (the “30 Minute Rule”). The 30 Minute Rule is applied on a PER LOT BASIS; each lot in the Auction closes individually based on bidding activity after 7 pm EST/ EDT. On a PER LOT BASIS, the 30 minute timer will reset each time a bid is placed after 7 pm EST/EDT. If Bidder is the high Bidder, raising Bidder’s maximum bid will NOT reset the timer. RR Auction reserves the right to close the Auction at any time at its sole discretion.

Miscellaneous: Agreements between Bidders and Consignors to effectuate a nonsale 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.

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.

GLOSSARY OF CONDITION TERMS

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.

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.

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 in-depth 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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