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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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PSA/DNA is the world’s leading third party autograph authentication company. Using state of the art technology, PSA/DNA created a security system to prevent counterfeiting, forgery and piracy. As the most respected service in the industry, PSA/DNA’s years of expertise and knowledge have established an impeccable reputation for providing professional, unbiased, expert opinions. STEVE ZARELLI

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STEVE ZARELLI AUTHENTICATION

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

ROGER EPPERSON SIGNED, SEALED, AND DELIVERED/REAL

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

PHIL SEARS COLLECTIBLES

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

FRANK CAIAZZO, BEATLES AUTOGRAPHS

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 Royalty................................................................................................................4 Presidents and First Ladies...............................................................................50 Notables............................................................................................................77 Military.............................................................................................................117 Aviation............................................................................................................128 Space..............................................................................................................131 Art, Architecture, and Design...........................................................................135 Literature.........................................................................................................166 Music...............................................................................................................179 Classic Entertainment.....................................................................................199 The Kuflik Collection........................................................................................209 Sports..............................................................................................................235 Conditions of Sale...........................................................................................239

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royalty Exceedingly rare Henry VIII document connected to Anne Boleyn’s treason

1. King Henry VIII Signed Document. Rare and early

manuscript DS, signed “Henry R,” one page, 11.5 x 5, March 20, 1509/10. Petition to grant Bartholomew Brereton an extension of his appointment to the office of the Crier of the Exchequer of Chester, in part: “Whereas your humble subject Bartholomew Brereton hath hadde and occupied the rome and office of Crier of theschequer dore of Chester as well by the grannte of the late Prince Arthur your brother...as sith his deathe by the grannte of the late king your fadre...that this bill signed with your most gracious hande may be sufficient warrant to your Chamberlyn of your county of Chester to make hym sufficient letters patente thereof.” Attractively and archivally cloth-matted and framed with an engraving of King Henry to an overall size of 25 x 13. In very good condition, with a small hole to upper left blank area and overall light soiling and wrinkling. Dating to the first year of King Henry’s reign, this outstanding document boasts a fascinating connection to the controversy with his second wife, Anne Boleyn, that would befall him later on. Bartholomew Brereton was the granduncle of William Brereton, a Groom of the Privy Chamber to Henry VIII. In May 1536, William was one of those tried and executed for treason after being accused of adultery with Anne Boleyn, who was also put to death. Henry VIII is rare in any sort of autographic material, particularly with such fascinating content from so early in his rule. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $2500

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2. Diane de France Signed Document. Illegitimate

daughter of Henry II, King of France, and his Piedmontese mistress Filippa Duci; she was made Duchess of Angouleme by Henry III in 1582 (1538–1619). Vellum manuscript DS in French, signed “Diane de France,” one page, 13.5 x 9.5, April 26, 1605. Untranslated official document, signed in the lower left by Diane de France and countersigned by two other officials. In very good to fine condition, with scattered foxing and toning, some staining at the center, and two areas of edge vellum loss. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

3. Christian William of Brandenburg Signed Document. Son of Elector Joachim Frederick of Brandenburg and

titular Margrave of Brandenburg (1587–1665) who served as Archbishop of Magdeburg from 1598 to 1631. Untranslated manuscript DS in German, signed “Christian Wilhelm,” one page, 7.5 x 12.75, August 17, 1615. Retains the original address leaf and seal. In very good condition, with light toning, and old repairs to paper loss along the hinge. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

4. Melchior Klesl Signed Document. Austrian statesman and cardinal of the Roman Catholic church during the time of the CounterReformation (1522–1630). Untranslated DS in German, signed as cardinal, one page, 8 x 12.25, January 22, 1618. In very good to fine condition, with moderate creasing to the lower half. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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A poem for his masterful friend Voltaire: “Might it be that verses flow from you like prose?” 5. Frederick the Great Autograph Letter Signed. King of Prussia (born 1712) from 1740 until his death in 1786. His political prowess and enlightened attitudes toward religion, learning, and the humanities earned him the sobriquet ‘Frederick the Great.’ Outstanding ALS in French, signed “Frederic,” one page both sides, 7.5 x 10, February 27, 1738. Frederic the Great writes to Voltaire, in part (translated): “Your works are priceless. For some time I’ve been convinced of that truth, but that doesn’t keep me from my obligation to express my recognition and gratitude to you. The little trifles I send you are merely tokens of remembrance, signs for you to recall the pleasures which your works have given me. It seems Sir that the Sciences and the Arts are at your service on a quarterly basis. This quarter seems to belong to poetry. How is it that you are putting the finishing touches to an entirely new tragedy? Where do you find the time? Or might it be that verses flow from you like prose? So many questions so many problems; Or might it be that you are immersed in your Work night and day or it must be that Heaven has granted you an entirely extraordinary facility, in addition to the excellent talents you possess. Your ‘Merope’ is never out of my hands. It redounds too much to my self-esteem to be the sole custodian of a piece on which you have worked. I prefer it to all your pieces that have appeared in France with the exception of ‘The Death of Caesar.’ Amorous intrigues seem to me to be the essential element of Comedy...As for Tragedy I would say there are subjects which naturally require love such as Titus and Berenice, le Cid, Phedre and Hippolytus. The only problem is that love too much resembles itself and after one has seen 20 pieces, the mind finds the endless repetition of syrupy sweet feelings distasteful, feelings that are too far removed from the customs of our century. Ever since love in romantic novels has been justly associated with a certain foolishness, one no longer feels the emotional impact of excessive tenderness...the lover pining away in the first act...we find ourselves inclined to make fun of him in the 4th or 5th act...the passion which animates Merope is a natural feeling whose voice is recognized by everyone whose heart is in the right place. One does not at all mock what one feels oneself or what one is capable of feeling.

Merope does everything a tender mother would do if she were in her position, she speaks as we do, speaks to the heart, and the actor merely express what we are feeling. I’ve written to Berlin for the Marquis de Maffei’s ‘Merope’ although I am very certain that his piece won’t come near yours. The scholarly people of France will always be invincible as long as there are persons of your kind at their head, I even dare to say that I would be infinitely more afraid of them than of your armies with all your Marshals. Here is a newly finished Ode, less bad than the preceding ones. Cesarion [Frederick’s pet name for Dietrich Count von Keyserlingk, widely believed to be his lover] inspired it. That poor boy has an extremely violent case of the gout. He writes me about it in terms that pierce my heart and I can do nothing for him except counsel patience—a feeble remedy against real maladies, but nevertheless a remedy capable of calming impetuous flashes of the mind created by intense pains. I expect that you, in your frankness and your friendship, will be kind enough to inform me of the defects...in the piece. I sense that I’m proud of it and I’m not pleased that my eyes aren’t sufficiently open concerning my own work. [Here Frederick pens a poem] Error is so much a part of us, often a trifle blinds us. Whether fool or wise man, when he judges his own work he’s seduced by his own vanity. You won’t forget to bestow a thousand assurances of my esteem on the Marquise [Emilie] du Chatelet [highly respected mathematician, physicist, author, and Voltaire’s longtime companion] whose brilliant mind has made itself known by a small sample. It is just a ray of that sun that was seen between the clouds and that can’t be seen except through a veil. Perhaps it will be necessary for the Marquise to hide her brilliance as did Moses when he hid his face because the people of Israel couldn’t bear his brilliant light; nevertheless I will venture to take on the sight of that brilliance; before dying I must see the land of Canaan, that country of Wise Men, that Earthly Paradise.” Intersecting folds, some mild toning along top edge, and some light wrinkling, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $500

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6. Frederick the Great Signed Letter. King of Prussia (born 1712) from 1740 until his death in 1786. His political prowess and enlightened attitudes toward religion, learning, and the humanities earned him the sobriquet ‘Frederick the Great.’ LS in French, signed “Frederic,” one page, 7.25 x 9, June 22, 1769. In part (translated): “The attention you were kind enough to send me your essay on the diverse leanings of humans has given me a great pleasure. I want to confirm by this letter my thanks and congratulate you on the approbation that your work has obtained from the Academy of Sciences.” In very good to fine condition, with light wrinkling, and separations to intersecting folds repaired with tape on the reverse. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

7. King Charles I Signed Document. King of England,

Scotland, and Ireland (born 1600) from 1625 until his execution in the wake of the English Civil War in 1649. Desirable manuscript DS, signed “Charles R,” one page, 8 x 12, June 20, 1628. Order conferring John Taaffe to be raised to the Peerage of Ireland as Viscount of Corren and Baron of Ballymote. Signed and approved in the upper border by Charles. In fine condition, with scattered light toning and foxing. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $300

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King George appoints the governor of Dartmouth Castle

8. King George III Signed Document. Manuscript DS, signed “George R.,” one page, 16.25 x 12, August 27, 1777. King George appoints Arthur Holdsworth as “Captain and Governor of our Castles and Block-houses in our Town and Port of Dartmouth, in our County of Devon, in the room and place of Arthur Holdsworth deceased.” Signed in the upper left corner by King George. The white paper seal affixed below the signature remains intact. Regally triple-cloth-matted and framed with an engraving and nameplate to an overall size of 39 x 26.75. In fine condition, with moderate intersecting folds. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

The king names one of the original sixteen Knights of the Order of St. Patrick 9. King George III Autograph Letter Signed. ALS signed

“G.R.,” one page, 7.25 x 9, March 6, 1783. Letter written from the “Queen’s House,” in part: “Lord Sidney must approve of the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland’s proposal of adding a Prelate to the Order of St. Patrick…I perfectly approve of the E of Arran being appointed one of the original Knights of the Order on the E of Antrim being declined it. Ld. Sidney will make out a proper Warrant for the E. of Antrim as one of the Knights on the first Establishment.” In fine condition. Arthur Gore, 2nd Earl of Arran, was invested as one of the original sixteen Knights of the Order of St. Patrick in 1783, after Randal MacDonnell, Earl of Antrim, declined to join the order because he was already a Knight Companion of the Order of the Bath, and it was not permitted to hold both knighthoods. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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Scarce 1789 document lengthily endorsed by Marie Antoinette 10. Marie Antoinette Signed Document. Vellum manuscript DS in

French, signed “Marie-Antoinette,” one page, 15.25 x 10.5, November 20, 1789. A debt acknowledgment related to expenses from six years prior, in part (translated): “Marc Antoine Francois Marie de la Tour, administrator of the Royal Treasury, in charge of our household expenditures has paid for the year 1783 the amount of 32,000 livres to our lady-in-waiting for our tissues and clothes.” Marie Antoinette certifies below with three autograph lines: “Receipt of the amount of thirty two thousand livres given to us in our hands during the year seventeen eighty three. Marie-Antoinette.” Countersigned by her secretary Beaugeard. A scarce paper seal depicting Marie Antoinette’s coat of arms is present to the lower left. Affixed to a slightly larger sheet and in very good to fine condition, with rippling and toning (primarily to edges) and a tear to the left blank area. This document dates to just weeks after Marie Antoinette and the royal family were forced to return to Paris from Versailles during the French Revolution, and placed under house arrest at Tuileries Palace. Most notably, the 32,000 livres paid for “tissues and clothes”—equivalent to about $300,000—reinforces the legend of the queen’s extravagant spending. Documents boasting multiple lines of Marie Antoinette’s handwriting are quite scarce, and her autograph is always desirable. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $500

11. King George IV Autograph Letter Signed. ALS

as prince, signed “G.P.,” one page, 7.5 x 9.75, January 24, 1793. Letter to Lord Elphinstone, in part: “I shall be at home the whole morning, & at any time that is most convenient to Mr. Pitt & Mr. Sunday, from twelve till past two o’clock to call at Carlton House, I shall be in readiness to receive them.” In fine condition, with several intersecting folds. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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12. Prince Henry of Prussia Signed Letter.

Prince of Prussia, army general, and younger brother of Frederick the Great (1726–1802). LS in French, signed “Henri,” one page, 7.25 x 9, 1799. Untranslated letter praising the services of his correspondent and the friendship for all his family, especially for his father. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA. Starting Bid $200


13. King George III Signed Document. Partly-printed DS, signed “George R,” one page, 13.25 x 9.25, September 17, 1803. The king appoints Donald Urquhart as a “Lieutenant…in a Regiment of Infantry Commanded by Our Trusty and Welbeloved Lieutenant Colonel Charles Stevenson.” Signed in the upper left by the king. White and blue paper seals remain affixed to left side. Matted and framed with a nameplate to an overall size of 19 x 19. In very good to fine condition, with light overall soiling and foxing. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

14. King George III Signed Document. Manuscript

DS, signed “George R,” one page both sides, 9.5 x 14.5, February 18, 1805. King George appoints Alexander Forbes as “Lieutenant Governor of the District of Gaspe and Inspector of the Trade and Fisheries upon the Coast of Labrador in Our Province of Lower Canada.” Boldly signed in the upper left by the king, and countersigned at the conclusion, “Camden.” The seal affixed to the left side remains fully intact. In very good to fine condition, with light overall creasing. By this time the king had begun to go blind and suffer from mental illness, thus his rather erratic signature. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA. Starting Bid $200

15. Frederick William III of Prussia Signed Document.

King of Prussia (born 1770) from 1797 until his death in 1840, whose early reign was marked by the tumult of the Napoleonic Wars and dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire. Untranslated manuscript DS in German, one page, 8.5 x 10, February 14, 1836. In fine condition, with two areas of light toning. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

16. Frederick William IV of Prussia Signed Document. King of

Prussia (born 1795) who reigned from 1840 until his death in 1861, best remembered for the numerous buildings he had constructed in Berlin and Potsdam, as well as for the completion of the Gothic cathedral in Cologne. Manuscript DS in German, one page, 8.5 x 10.25, April 11, 1848. In very good to fine condition, with punch holes, chipping to edges, and short splits along intersecting folds. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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17. Queen Victoria Autograph Letter Signed. Third-person ALS, signed within the text, “the Queen,” one page, 4.5 x 7, Windsor Castle letterhead, October 31, 1854. In part: “This letter the Queen wishes to have forwarded by tonight.” In fine condition, with light soiling. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

Holy books in honor of the prince’s confirmation: “To dearest Arthur, In the names of both his Parents Albert & Victoria R” 18. Queen Victoria Signed Book Inscribed to Prince Arthur. Signed book: Stunden

der Andacht [Hours of Devotion], Volumes 1–8. Aarau: Heinrich Remigius Sauerlander, 1858. Hardcover, 6 x 9, 435 pages in first volume. Signed and inscribed on a free end page of the first volume in crisp black ink to her son Prince Arthur, “To dearest Arthur, In the names of both his Parents Albert & Victoria R, in recollection of Sunday, Ap: 29, 1866, from his loving & sorrowing Mama, V. R., Osborne, Ap: 29, 1866.” Autographic condition: fine, with scattered light foxing. Book condition: VG/None, with wear at hinges of most volumes and a bookseller’s notation in pencil opposite the signed page. Royal coat of arms bookplates are affixed to front pastedowns. Prince Arthur made his confirmation on April 26th at Whippingham Church in Newport, Isle of Wight, lending significance to the queen’s decision to present him with this series of German devotional books. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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Christmas present to Princess Louise, “from her devoted Mama” 19. Queen Victoria Signed Book Inscribed to Princess Louise. Signed book: Eternal Hope. London: Macmillan, 1878. Hardcover, 5.25 x 7.5, 227 pages. Signed and inscribed on the half-title page in black ink to Princess Louise, “To dearest Louise, from her devoted Mama, V. R. I., Osborne, Christmas Day 1879.” An ownership inscription in pencil opposite the half-title page notes, “Bought at Sotheby’s sale Feb 23, 1948 of the Duke of Kent’s books.” Autographic condition: fine, with mild toning to perimeter of signed page. Book condition: VG/None, with a cracked front hinge and minor edgewear. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA. Starting Bid $200

Inscribed by the queen to Lord Ribblesdale

20. Queen Victoria Signed Book Inscribed to Lord Ribblesdale. Signed book: Leaves from the Journal of Our

Life in the Highlands. Second edition. London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1868. Leatherbound hardcover, 6 x 8.25, 315 pages. Signed and inscribed on a free end page in ink to Thomas Lister, 4th Baron Ribblesdale, “To Lord Ribblesdale, from Victoria R. I., Windsor Castle, Dec: 12, 1881.” Autographic condition: fine, with light soiling to signed page. Book condition: VG/None, beautifully bound with all edges gilt. Ribblesdale was a British Liberal politician whose portrait, painted by John Singer Sargent, is said to epitomize the British aristocrat. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

21. King Alfonso XII Signed Document. King of Spain (1857–1885) who reigned from 1874 to 1885, after a coup d’etat restored the monarchy and ended the ephemeral First Spanish Republic; his mother, Isabella II, had been deposed in the Glorious Revolution of 1868. Manuscript DS in French, signed “Alfonso,” one page, 8.5 x 11, June 7, 1883. Document conferring an award of the Royal Order of Charles III upon his “cousin,” Prince Nicolas of Montenegro. In fine condition. The Royal and Distinguished Spanish Order of Charles III was established in 1771, and is the most distinguished civil award that can be granted in Spain, despite its categorization as a military order. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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22. Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria Autograph Letter Signed. Archduke of Austria and Crown Prince of Austria-

Hungary (1858-1889) who died in a suicide pact with his mistress, Baroness Mary Vetsera. The ensuing scandal made international headlines and remains a cause of speculation more than a century later. Untranslated ALS in German, signed “Rudolf,” one page both sides, 5 x 8, August 25, 1883. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

Inscribed to her majesty’s son-in-law, the Marquess of Lorne 23. Q u e e n Vi c t o r i a S i g n e d B o o k I n s c r i b e d t o Marquess of Lorne. Signed book: Windsor: A Description of the Castle,

Park, Town and Neighbourhood. London: Seeley & Co., 1886. Hardcover, 10.5 x 14, 91 pages. Signed and inscribed on a free end page in ink to her son-in-law, “To dear Lorne, from his affectionate Mama, V. R. I., Christmas 1885.” An ownership inscription in pencil on the first free end page notes, “Bought at Sotheby’s sale Feb 23, 1948 of the Duke of Kent’s books. Lot 172.” Autographic condition: fine, with light foxing and staining to the beginning pages, including the signed page; interior pages are generally clean. Book condition: VG/None, with edgewear to boards and corners. The recipient, John Campbell, 9th Duke of Argyll, Marquess of Lorne, was the husband of Victoria’s daughter Princess Louise; he served as the governor general of Canada from 1878 to 1883. A significant association copy. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

24. Queen Victoria Books Bound for the Palace. Rare pairing of books luxuriously bound for the palace by Zaehnsdorf: Celebration of Her Majesty’s Jubilee, 1887, 12.5 x 8, 187 pages. [London]: [Harrison and Sons, printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, 1887]; and Celebration of Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee, 1897. [London]: [Harrison and Sons, printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, 1897]. Both are bound in matching full red crushed morocco gilt by Zaehnsdorf, upper cover with the title above, three gilt rules, spine in six compartments, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. The programs of the respective Jubilee celebrations, attractively bound in special fine red bindings published for palace use. These documents contain an astonishing wealth of detail about the events, state, public and family, held on a scale never before known. In overall fine condition. Starting Bid $200

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25. Queen Victoria Empress of India Medal. An 1877 medal

honoring the proclamation of Queen Victoria as Empress of India on January 1, 1877. Silver, 55 mm, 94 gm. The front features a portrait of the queen encircled with text, “Victoria, 1st January 1877”; reverse reads “Empress of India” in English, Persian, and Hindi. Complete with its full purple-and-yellow neck cravat and fitted G. G. Adams case. In very good condition, with overall tarnishing to the medal and the case’s clasp broken. These silver medals were issued to select British and Indian military officers and civilians, as well as one soldier from each British and Indian regiments serving in India at the time of the proclamation celebrations of the 1877 Delhi Durbar. Starting Bid $200

Grand imperial portrait of Queen Victoria 26. Queen Victoria Oversized Signed Photo. Scarce

9.25 x 11.5 imperial cabinet portrait of Queen Victoria in a splendid full-length pose, signed in the upper left in black ink, “Victoria R., 1887.” Photographed by Lafayette of Dublin, the official photographer to Her Majesty the Queen by Royal Warrant. The photo is affixed to the original photography studio mount. In fine condition, with moderate signature contrast, some chipping to the mount, and the lower portion of the mount trimmed off. Victoria remains scarce in photos of such large size. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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29. King George VI and King E d w a r d VIII Signed Menu. Dinner

27. Queen Victoria Signed Document. Partly-printed DS, signed “Victoria R.,” one page, 16 x 11.75, September 1, 1897. Queen Victoria appoints Cyril Claude Tuck as “an Officer in Our Volunteer Forces” with the rank of lieutenant. Signed in the upper left by the queen, and countersigned in the lower right by Secretary of State for War, the Marquess of Lansdowne. Blue paper seal remains affixed below the signature. In very good to fine condition, with areas of discoloration and some damage to the seal. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

menu for “Princes’ Galleries” at the Navy Lodge on December 2, 1919, 4.75 x 7.5, signed on the front in pencil by the future King Edward VIII, “Edward P,” and his eventual successor King George VI, “Albert.” In fine condition, with scattered light staining. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

Inscribed to his brother-in-law Prince Christian 28. King Edward VII Signed Book.

Signed book: The Encyclopaedia of Sport, Vols. I and II. London: Lawrence and Bullen, 1897–1898. Leatherbound hardcover, 8 x 10.75. Signed and inscribed on a free end page of Volume I in black ink to Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein, “For Christian, from his affect. brother in law, Albert Edward, Xmas - 1899.” Both volumes bear Prince Christian’s armorial bookplate affixed to the front pastedown. In fine condition, with scattered light foxing. Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein (1831–1917) was the husband of King Edward’s sister Princess Helena. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA. Starting Bid $200

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Inscribed to Maurice Chevalier, who he rescued in World War I 30. King Alfonso XIII Signed Photo. Unusual vintage matte-finish 6.25 x 8.5 portrait of the king affixed to its original 9.5 x 13.5 studio mount, signed and inscribed on the mount in bold black ink to famed French entertainer Maurice Chevalier, “A Maurice Chevalier, Alfonso, 1926.” In fine condition, with light mottled toning to the mount, and a subtle horizontal crease. In 1911, the young Chevalier began a relationship with Mistinguett at the Folies Bergere, where he was her 23-year-old dance partner. He was drafted into the army during World War I and captured by Germany as a prisoner of war. He spent two years in a German prison camp before King Alfonso XIII, an admirer of Mistinguett, intervened to free him through a ruse. Alfonso was the only king of a neutral country who was related to both the British and German royal families, and was able to set up an exchange of captured German and French ambulance workers. Chevalier, posing as an ambulance worker, was freed. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

32. Prince George, Duke of Kent Autograph Letter Signed. Fifth child of King George V and Queen

31. King Edward VIII Signed Program. Program for

the Birmingham Jewellers’ and Silversmiths’ Association Thirty-Third Annual Dinner on January 28, 1928, four pages, 5 x 8, signed on the front cover in pencil by the future king, “Edward P,” as well as by Austen Chamberlain, Alfred Henry James, Arthur Steel-Maitland, and a few others. In fine condition, with inner pages detached. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

Mary (1902–1942) who was killed in a military aircraft accident in 1942. ALS signed “George,” three pages two, 4.5 x 7.25, Buckingham Palace letterhead, May 31, 1929. Letter to “Dear Armand,” in part: “Thank you so much for having me to stay the week-end at Ermenonville. I’ve never enjoyed anything so much…We were so sad at leaving & last week-end thought of you & the hotel & wondered if you had as many clients as when we were there...The photographs aren’t ready yet but I promise to send them as soon as they are.” In fine condition, with rusty pin holes to upper left corners. Accompanied by six small candid photographs, apparently those referenced in the letter. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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33. King Boris III S i g n e d Document.

The last ruler (1894–1943) of the Bulgarian Monarchy before it was abolished by the Communists in 1943. Untranslated manuscript document in Bulgarian, one page, 22.5 x 18.75, May 27, 1932, penned on the reverse of a related partly printed DS bearing a preprinted signature of President Herbert Hoover, which appoints Thomas F. Sherman as “a Consul of the United States of America at Sofia, Bulgaria.” Signed at the conclusion on the reverse side in black ink by King Boris III. Framed with a transparent backing for viewing either side. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

34. King Edward VIII Signed Speech. Souvenir typescript, one page on an off-white 6.75 x 6.5 sheet, bearing the final portion of King Edward VIII’s farewell address, which famously concludes, “And now we all have a new King. I wish him and you, his people, happiness and prosperity with all my heart. God bless you all. God save the King!” Signed at the bottom in dark fountain pen, “Edward, Duke of Windsor.” Double-matted and framed with a portrait of Edward to an overall size of 13.5 x 18.5. In fine condition, with a few spots of light foxing. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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35. King George V Signed Document. Partly-printed DS, signed “George R. I.,” one page, 11.5 x 14.5, July 16, 1935. King George appoints Thomas Frederick Parker Calvert as “Commander of Our Royal Victorian Order.” Signed along the top by the king. Matted to a slightly larger size. In fine condition, with some light toning to the right edge. Accompanied by a second appointment for Calvert, dated February 5, 1936, bearing a stamped signature of King Edward VIII. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

36. King Edward VIII Signed Book. Gorgeous signed book: A King’s Story: Memoirs of the Duke of Windsor. Limited edition, numbered 24/385. NY: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1951. Leatherbound hardcover with slipcase, 6.75 x 9.75, 435 pages. Signed on the colophon in fountain pen, “Edward.” Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: NF/None in a NF slipcase. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200


37. Prince Philip Autograph Letter Signed.

ALS signed “Philip,” one page both sides, 4.75 x 7.5, Buckingham Palace letterhead, December 19, [1952]. Letter to Frank Carr, in full: “Thank you so much for the delightful book ‘Sailing Ship Models’ which has just arrived. It is a charming present and I am most grateful. I hope you have a very pleasant Xmas and that the New Year will see the beginning of some active preservation!” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope addressed in Philip’s own hand, and franked “P.” in the lower left corner. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

Vintage oversized portraits of Elizabeth and Philip from 1953

38. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip Oversized Signed Photos. Brilliant pair of vintage matte-finish portraits of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip from 1953: the Elizabeth photo by Dorothy Wilding measures 14.25 x 17.75, and shows the queen seated and wearing a strapless dress with the Riband and Star of the Order of the Garter, a Lesser George at the waist, and the Diamond Diadem crown, signed on the original studio mount in black ink, “Elizabeth R, 1953”; the Philip photo by Baron Studios (Sterling Henry Nahum) measures 15 x 18, and portrays the prince in a handsome seated pose attired in his Admiral of the Fleet uniform, signed on the original studio mount in fountain pen, “Philip, 1953.” Both photos are individually framed to an approximate size of 18 x 22.5. In overall fine condition, with light dampstaining to the lower right corner of the border on the Elizabeth portrait. A splendid pair of royal portraits from the year of the queen’s coronation. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA. Starting Bid $200

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39. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip Signatures. Visitor’s

log page from Queen Elizabeth’s stop in Panama during the ‘Commonwealth Tour’ following her coronation, 6.25 x 4.75, signed in fountain pen by Queen Elizabeth, “Elizabeth R, November 29th 1953,” Prince Philip, “Philip,” British ambassador to Panama Eric Arthur Cleugh, “E. A. Cleugh,” and Elizabeth’s lady-in-waiting, “Pamela Mountbatten.” Matted with an original photograph in which all four are seen to an overall size of 11.5 x 17.25. In fine condition. Queen Elizabeth arrived in Panama on November 29, where she was presented with the Gold Collar of the Order of Manuel Amador Guerrero by President Jose Antonio Remon Cantera. The queen’s party transited through the Panama Canal en route to Australia. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

40. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip Signed Christmas Card. Royal Christmas card from 1953 with

an embossed golden crown on the front, measures 16 x 10, featuring a color family photo of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip with their children, Charles and Anne, signed below the image in fountain pen, “Elizabeth, 1953” and “Philip.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

Massive Baron portrait of the Queen from 1961 41. Queen Elizabeth II Oversized Signed Photo. Gorgeous vintage matte-finish 14 x 19.5 three-quarter-length portrait of Queen Elizabeth by Baron Studios (Sterling Henry Nahum), depicting the queen wearing a lovely gown with the Riband and Star of the Order of the Garter, a brooch on the shoulder, and a Lesser George at the waist, signed in the lower border in black ink, “Elizabeth R, 1961.” Affixed to the original studio mount. In fine condition, with a faint stain to the upper right corner, and overall faint speckled foxing which does not at all detract from the beauty of the portrait. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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“Goodness, what fun it is to have a baby in the house again!” 42. Queen Elizabeth II Autograph Letter Signed. ALS

signed “Lilibet,” one page both sides, 4.75 x 7.5, Buckingham Palace letterhead, March 23, 1964. Letter to Mary, in full: “What lovely flowers arrived from you today! It was extremely kind of you to send them when all my others had faded and gone, thank you very much indeed for the thoughts and for your congratulations. The baby is flourishing and gaining weight splendidly—he is a great joy to us all, especially to Andrew who is completely fascinated by him. In fact he considers him his own property, even telling Charles and Anne to ‘come and see my baby!’ Goodness, what fun it is to have a baby in the house again!” In fine condition. The fourth child of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, Edward Antony Richard Louis was born at Buckingham Palace on March 10, 1964, less than two weeks before this letter was written. A fabulous handwritten letter from the joyous new mother. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $300

Splendid letter to her midwife, the Queen relays news of baby Edward and a teenaged Charles 43.

Queen Elizabeth II Autograph Letter Signed.

Wonderful ALS signed “Elizabeth R,” one page both sides, 4.75 x 7.5, Buckingham Palace letterhead, August 5, 1964. Written from Eastbourne, a letter to “Rowie,” her midwife Helen Rowe, in full: “I am terribly sorry we never got in touch with you before you left London. Mabel was ill in bed when you wrote, and I confess I misread your letter in a great hurry and remembered the wrong day you put down, and when I was away at Arundel last week, I suddenly was reminded of your letter and of course it was too late by then! The baby is wonderful—good as gold, trying to sit up and weighing 15 lbs. 12! He smiles and giggles at everyone, and make everyone happy! Charles, I’m thankful to say, is better but very frail as yet. I hope we see you when we return in October.” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, addressed by the queen, who adds her initials next to her personal stamp, “ER.” On March 10, 1964, Queen Elizabeth gave birth to Prince Edward, roughly 16 years after her first child, Prince Charles. At this time, the 15-year-old Prince of Wales was convalescing from a bout of pneumonia after having been taken ill during a camping trip with other boys from Gordonstoun School. A trainee at King’s College Hospital, London, who later transferred to the Middlesex Hospital for Midwifery, Sister Helen Rowe was Britain’s most famous midwife. Rowe was present for the births of all four of Queen Elizabeth II’s children, as well as for the children of other British elite and royalty. Mabel Anderson was nanny to all four of Elizabeth’s children; she retired in 1981 after 32 years of service. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $300

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Sumptuous Zaehnsdorf-bound edition of The Book of Kings 44. Mountbatten of Burma Signed Book. Extremely limited, beautiful signed

set of books: The Book of Kings: A Royal Genealogy, Volumes I–III. Limited edition, numbered 17/55. London: The Arcadia Press, 1973. Leatherbound hardcover by Zaehnsdorf of London, 9.5 x 12.5, 1480 total pages. Signed on the title page of the first volume in ink, “Mountbatten of Burma, A. F.” Autographic condition: very fine. Book condition: NF/ None, with a few dings to boards and bumps to corners of the third volume. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

45. Prince Edward Autograph Letters Signed.

Collection of five ALSs signed “Ed” or “Edward,” twenty total pages, 4.75 x 7.5 and 5.25 x 7, dated between August 1981 and September 1982. Each letter is addressed to Carolyn Pride Bartholomew. The earliest, August 23, 1981, written on Balmoral Castle letterhead, in part: “Diana is finding out for the first time how suddenly gloomy it is here after everybody has gone. We both sat in the nursery where we polished off an entire bunch of grapes in an atmosphere of great despondency.” The second, September 12, 1981, written from Duffus House, in part: “Thanks very much for your charming letter which arrived hot foot in the middle of a grouse moor. Considering how warm it was and that Diana had run across most of the moor to deliver it too me that is probably a fairly apt description.” A third, January 1, 1982, from Sandringham, Norfolk, in part: “In the middle of next week I have to go down to London to sort out one or two things before going back to school. I will be spending the Wednesday night in a almost totally empty Palace if I could tempt you to a quiet but probably an unexciting evening.” Another, January 12, 1982, from Duffus House, in part: “This may sound silly, but I have only been back a few hours and I’m already bored. So I thought a letter to you (therefore thinking about you) would shed a little light on the gloom.” The fifth letter, September 2, 1982, Balmoral Castle, in part: “As I think I told you, I’m off to New Zealand for nine months sort of working in a school. That may sound awfully dull; but the ‘sort of’ is quite important since it will mean I will be quite free to see as much of N. Z. and surrounding areas as possible. It also means I get three summers in a row!” In overall fine condition, with some damp staining to August letter. Accompanied by a mailing envelope addressed by Edward who adds his initial in the lower left corner. Starting Bid $200

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46. Chulalongkorn Cabinet Photo. Fifth

king of Siam under the House of Chakri (born 1853), who reigned from 1868 until his death in 1910. His reign was characterized by the modernization of Siam, governmental and social reforms, and territorial concessions to the British and French. Uncommon 4.25 x 6.5 cabinet photo of the young Chulalongkorn by Rudolf Krziwanek of Vienna. In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

49. Elizabeth, Queen Mother and Haile Selassie Photograph. Original vintage semi-glossy 10 x 8 silver gelatin 47. Queen Elizabeth II Photograph. Original

vintage semi-glossy 8 x 10 silver gelatin photo of Queen Elizabeth II riding in a Horse Guards Parade on June 3, 1972, with the Duke of Kent riding close behind. Reverse bears a Keystone credit stamp and affixed caption indicating that “the Queen attended the Trooping the Colour ceremony on Horse Guards Parade, Whitehall, to mark her official birthday.” In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

48. King G e o r g e V, Mary of Teck, and Princess Elizabeth Photograph.

Original vintage glossy 8 x 6 photo of King George V, Queen Mary of Teck, and Princess Elizabeth dressed warmly and sitting in a carriage. Reverse bears a Bandphoto credit stamp. In very good to fine condition, with scattered light creasing and scuffing. Starting Bid $200

full-length photo of the Queen Mother walking with Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie down the steps of St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, showing Prince Charles to left, and the Duke of Kent, Queen Elizabeth, and Prince Philip emerging from the doorway. Reverse bears a Keystone credit stamp and an affixed caption indicating that “members of the Royal Family took part in the ceremony of Installation of new Knights of the Garter.” In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

50. Queen Victoria Halcyon Days Enamel Boxes.

Two small limited edition enameled boxes made by Halcyon Days in Bilston, England: a trinket box commemorating the centenary of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee, measuring 2.5 x 1.25 x 2, numbered 40/300; and a circular trinket box honoring Queen Victoria as the longest reigning British monarch, measuring 2.5 x 2.5 x 1.25, numbered 78/250. In overall fine condition. Accompanied by the original boxes and certificates of authenticity. Starting Bid $200

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51. House of Windsor Halcyon Days Beakers. Two

commemorative enameled beakers made by Halcyon Days in Bilston, England, each measuring 3.25˝ in diameter and 3.75˝ tall: one honoring the Diamond Jubilee of the Royal House of Windsor; and one honoring the Silver Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. In overall fine condition. Accompanied by the original boxes and certificates of authenticity. Starting Bid $200

52. Queen Elizabeth II Halcyon Days Enamel Boxes.

Three small limited edition enameled boxes made by Halcyon Days in Bilston, England: a trinket box honoring the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, measuring 3.25 x 1.5 x 2.5, numbered 33/500; a trinket box honoring the 50th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s 1953 coronation, measuring 2.25 x 2.25 x 1.25, numbered 56/500; and a circular box honoring the 1976 royal visit to the United States, measuring 2.5 x 2.5 x 1.5, numbered 60/200. In overall fine condition. Accompanied by the original boxes. Starting Bid $200

53. Queen Elizabeth II Halcyon Days Porcelain Models. Stunning limited edition set of porcelain mod-

els of two of the Queen’s Beasts, the Lion of England and the Unicorn of Scotland, made by Halcyon Days in Bilston, England, each numbered 29/100. Each model measures approximately 7˝ tall and is decorated with 22-carat gold detail, coral hand painted features, and a cream glaze. In overall fine condition. Accompanied by the luxurious original box and certificate of authenticity. Starting Bid $200

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54. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip Photograph. Original

vintage glossy 8 x 10 silver gelatin photo of the crowds following a Most Noble Order of the Garter Ceremony at Windsor Castle, showing Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip seated in a carriage preparing to depart. Reverse bears a Fox Photos copyright stamp and affixed caption, identifying the subject as “The ceremonial of the Procession in Windsor Castle from St. George’s Hall to the Queen’s Free Chapel of St. George on Monday, 19th June 1972.” In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

55. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip Photograph. Original vin-

57. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip Royal Procession Photograph. Original vin-

tage semi-glossy 8 x 10 silver gelatin photo of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip leading the royal procession on their way to St. George’s Hall and the start of a State Banquet on April 30, 1974. Pictured behind the royal couple are Prince Henrik, Queen Margrethe of Denmark, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Queen Mother with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Prince Charles, Prince Anne, and Captain Mark Phillips. Reverse bears a Fox Photos copyright stamp and an affixed caption indicating that the State Banquet was “in honor of The Queen of Denmark and the Prince of Denmark on the first day of their State Visit to this country.” In fine condition, with creases to two corner tips. Starting Bid $200

tage glossy 10 x 8 full-length photo of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, pictured with other members of the Royal Family, during a Blessing ceremony at Westminster Abbey on November 20, 1972. Reverse bears a Keystone credit stamp and an affixed caption indicating that “the Queen and Prince Philip today celebrate their Silver Wedding Anniversary. This morning there was a Service of Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey.” In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

56. Pair of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip Photographs. Two

original vintage photos of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, including: a glossy 8 x 6 photo of the royal couple feeding a horse at Balmoral Castle, as part of their silver wedding anniversary events; and a semi-glossy 8 x 10 silver gelatin photo of Elizabeth and Philip seated in an open carriage as they make their way to a Royal Ascot meeting on June 16, 1971. Reverse of both photos bear credit or copyright stamps and affixed captions. In overall very good to fine condition, with some creasing to the larger photo. Starting Bid $200

58. Queen Elizabeth II and the Duchess of Windsor Photograph. Original vintage glossy 10 x 8 photo of Queen Elizabeth II conversing with the Duchess of Windsor on May 19, 1972, with Prince Philip pictured in the background. Reverse bears a Keystone copyright stamp and an affixed caption indicating that “the Queen, Prince Philip and Prince Charles yesterday called on the Duke and Duchess of Windsor at their home in Paris. The Duke was forbidden by his doctors to move downstairs. But he received the Royal visitors in his first floor sitting room after they had tea with the Duchess in the ground-floor library.” In fine condition. In late 1971, the Duke of Windsor, a smoker from an early age, was diagnosed with throat cancer and underwent cobalt therapy. On May 28, 1972, a little over a week after the royal visit, the Duke died at his home in Paris, only a month shy of his 78th birthday. Starting Bid $200

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59. Set of (3) Prince Philip Photographs. Set of

three original vintage glossy photos of Prince Philip, including: an 8 x 10 full-length photo of Philip speaking with three chorus girls from the Broadway musical Cabaret on February 27, 1968; a 6 x 8 photo of the Prince observing a snake-charmer during his visit to Morocco in December of 1964; and an 8 x 10 photo of Philip in a dignified half-length pose while attending the Royal Windsor Horse Show. Reverse of each photo bears a copyright or credit stamp and an affixed caption. In overall very good to fine condition, with scattered creasing. Starting Bid $200

60. Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Edward, and Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones Photograph. Origi-

nal vintage glossy 8 x 10 full-length photo of Queen Elizabeth arriving at Earls Court with Prince Edward and Princess Margaret’s daughter, Lady Sarah Armstrong–Jones, on June 22, 1971. Reverse bears a Keystone credit stamp and an affixed caption indicating that the “Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh this afternoon visited the Royal Tournament at Earls Court.” In fine condition, with some irregularity to the emulsion along the right edge. Starting Bid $200

61. Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, and Children Photograph.

Original vintage glossy 9.5 x 7.25 photo of the Queen and Prince Philip posing with their four children at Buckingham Palace on November 20, 1972. Reverse bears a Keystone credit stamp and affixed caption indicating that the special picture was taken for the “Queen’s Silver Wedding Anniversary.” In fine condition, with trimmed edges and scattered light creasing. Starting Bid $200

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62. Group of (4) Princess Margaret Photographs. Group of four original vintage glossy photos of Princess Margaret, ranging in size from 5.25 x 7.5 and 6 x 8, with images including: a photo of Margaret signing a register and wearing a stunning 18th century Georgian-period gown at a ball at London’s Mansion House; a full-length photo of Margaret, wearing her 18th century gown, dancing with her husband at a Mansion House charity ball on July 2, 1964; a photo of Margaret, the guest of honor at an Export Council banquet in Copenhagen, speaking with Denmark’s Princess Margrethe on October 2, 1964; and a photo of Margaret and Lord Snowdon attending the Gala night of Ballet at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden on March 13, 1963. Reverse of each photo bears a Keystone copyright stamp and an affixed caption. In overall fine condition. Starting Bid $200


63. Group of (4) Princess Margaret Photographs. Group of four original vintage glossy 8 x 6 photos of Princess Margaret, including: a photo of Margaret with the Queen Mother arriving by coach to attend the opening of the Royal Ascot race; a photo of Margaret wearing a stylish wide-brimmed hat and speaking with the Earl of Snowdon during a tour of Uganda on March 17, 1965; a photo of Margaret dancing with her husband at the Dockland Settlements Ball on November 9, 1962; and a photo of Margaret and Lord Snowdon receiving a gift drum during their tour of Uganda in March 1965. Reverse of each photo bears a Keystone copyright stamp and an affixed caption. In overall fine condition, with scattered light creasing. Starting Bid $200

64. The Queen Mother, Queen Elizabeth II, and Princess Anne Photographs. Four original vintage

photos of the Royal family, including: a semi-glossy 10 x 8 silver gelatin photo of Queen Elizabeth II waving from the front of a royal procession during a State visit to Turkey on October 19, 1971; a glossy 10 x 8 photo of the Queen Mother speaking with Rosie Springfield and Beatrice Marriott at the Park Lane Fair on November 9, 1971; a semi-glossy 8 x 10 silver gelatin full-length photo of the Queen Mother placing shamrock in the collar of Fionn, the Regimental mascot of the Irish guards, on March 17, 1973; and a semi-glossy 8 x 10 silver gelatin full-length photo of Princess Anne riding her pony Purple Star at the Eridge Horse Trials on August 2, 1968. Reverse of each photo bears a copyright or credit stamp and an affixed caption. In overall fine condition. Starting Bid $200

65. The Royal Family Silver Wedding Photograph. Excellent original vintage glossy 10 x 7 photo of the entire Royal family during celebrations of the Queen’s silver wedding anniversary at Windsor Castle. Reverse of photo bears an Alan Band Associates credit stamp and an affixed caption listing each pictured family member as well as a newspaper publication date of “Tuesday, October 31st, 1972.” In fine condition, with trimmed edges. Starting Bid $200

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66. Group of (3) Royal Photographs. Set of three vin-

tage original glossy photos of Prince Charles, ranging in size from 8 x 6 to 8 x 10, with images including: a photo of Charles watching Welsh comedian Harry Secombe at a reception for the London Welsh Association on July 21, 1969; a full-length photo of a uniformed Charles walking with Captain D. S. Tibbits to the Trinity House Annual Court and Church service on June 9, 1975; and a photo of Charles in the funeral cortege of the Duke of Gloucester on June 14, 1974. Reverse of each photo bears a copyright or credit stamp and an affixed caption. In overall fine condition, with some emulsion irregularity to the smaller photo. Starting Bid $200

68. Group of (5) Royal Photographs. Group of five original vintage photos, including: a glossy 5 x 7 half-length photo of Prince Charles at the 1969 Investiture in Wales, with Prince Philip pictured behind; a glossy 8 x 6 photo of a part of the main drawing room at Chevening House, the new 115-room country mansion of Prince Charles, dated May 16, 1974; a glossy 8 x 10 photo of Windsor Herald Colin Clove wearing the ceremonial uniform to be worn for the Prince Charles Investiture; a semi-glossy 8 x 10 silver gelatin photo of the Garrard and Company ring used during the Investiture of the Prince of Wales; and a semi-glossy 8 x 10 silver gelatin photo of the regalia to be used during the Investiture of the Prince of Wales, including The Verge of Rod, a ring, and sword and scabbard. Reverse of each photo bears a copyright or credit stamp and an affixed caption. In overall very good to fine condition. Starting Bid $200

69. Prince Charles and Prince Edward Photograph. Orig-

67. Group of (4) Royal Photographs. Set of four vintage original photos, glossy and semi-glossy, 8 x 10 and 10 x 8, with images including: a photo of Queen Elizabeth II walking up a flight of stairs in May 1974; a silver gelatin photo of Queen Elizabeth being escorted at the Chapel of Saint Peter on May 27, 1971; a silver gelatin photo of the Queen and Emperor Hirohito’s coach entering Buckingham Palace on October 5, 1971; and a silver gelatin photo of a coach carrying the Imperial Crown to the State Opening of Parliament on October 30, 1973. Reverse of each photo bears an affixed caption and a copyright or credit stamp. In overall fine condition. Starting Bid $200

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inal vintage glossy 6 x 8 photo of Prince Charles holding a cello and posing next to his younger brother Prince Edward on June 19, 1969. Reverse bears a Keystone credit stamp and affixed publicity caption for the BBC television premiere of the film ‘Royal Family’ on June 21, 1969, which “presents an unrehearsed and hitherto unseen view of the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, and their children in both formal, and informal occasions.” In very good to fine condition, with trimmed edges and scattered light creasing. Starting Bid $200


70. Prince C h a r l e s Photograph.

73. Prince Charles Photograph. Original vintage

Original vintage glossy 10.25 x 8 photo of Prince Charles admiring the picture gallery at Buckingham Palace. Reverse bears an Alan Band Associates credit stamp and affixed caption entitled “The Informal Prince,” indicating that this “previously unpublished photograph is one of a series specially taken to show the informal life of Prince Charles who is to be invested as the Prince of Wales on July 1st.” In fine condition, with a small fleck of emulsion loss. Starting Bid $200

71. Prince Charles Photograph. Origi-

nal vintage semi-glossy 8 x 10 silver gelatin full-length photo of the 19-year-old Prince Charles riding a horse during a polo match at Windsor’s Smith Lawn on May 5, 1968. Reverse bears an affixed caption and a Fox Photos copyright stamp and an Alan T. Band credit stamp. In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

72. Prince Charles Photograph. Origi-

nal vintage glossy 10.25 x 8 full-length photo of Prince Charles lounging and reading in his study at Cambridge. Reverse bears an Alan Band Associates credit stamp and an affixed caption entitled “The Informal Prince,” indicating that this “previously unpublished photograph is one of a series specially taken to show the informal life of Prince Charles who is to be invested as the Prince of Wales on July 1st.” In fine condition, with scattered light creasing. Starting Bid $200

glossy 8 x 10.25 close-up portrait of the 20-year-old Prince Charles. Reverse bears a Keystone credit stamp and an affixed caption entitled “The Informal Prince,” indicating that this “previously unpublished photograph is one of a series specially taken to show the informal life of Prince Charles who is to be invested as the Prince of Wales on July 1st.” In fine condition, with two small tears to the top edge. Starting Bid $200

74. Prince Charles Photograph. Origi-

nal vintage glossy 10 x 8 photo of Prince Charles speaking with Miss Hildegarde Ebemsberger at a Helicopter Club Dinner on March 8, 1969. Reverse bears an affixed caption indicating that “The Prince of Wales, last night attended the Helicopter Club of Great Britain dinner at the Hyde Park Hotel, London.” In fine condition, with scattered light creasing, and some light streaking to the emulsion. Starting Bid $200

75. Prince Charles Photograph. Original

vintage semi-glossy 10 x 8 silver gelatin full-length photo of Prince Charles surrounded by various camera and television equipment during an interview with David Frost on June 2, 1969. Reverse bears a Fox Photos copyright stamp and an affixed publicity caption indicating that the “interview will be featured in the full-length colour film being made by Drummer Films to commemorate the Investiture of Prince Charles as Prince of Wales at Caernarvon Castle on 1st July next, and the film, entitled ‘A Prince for Wales’ will also depict Wales both past and present.” In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

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76. Prince C h a r l e s Photograph.

Original vintage semi-glossy 8 x 10 silver gelatin full-length photo of Prince Charles standing beside the Duke of Kent and the Duke of Beaufort at the House of Lords on February 11, 1970. Reverse bears a Keystone credit stamp and an affixed caption indicating that Charles “was this afternoon introduced into the House of Lords. His sponsors were the Duke of Kent, cousin of the Queen, and the Duke of Beaufort, Master of the Queen’s Horse.” In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

77. Pair of Prince Charles Photographs. Pair of original vintage glossy photos of Prince Charles, including: a 10 x 8 photo of Charles climbing into a Campbell Cricket gyroplane during his visit at the Farnborough Air Show on September 9, 1970; and an 8 x 10 photo of Charles atop a pole while completing a commando assault course at the Royal Marines training centre at Lympstone, Devan, on January 13, 1975. Both photos bear a Keystone copyright stamp and an affixed caption. In overall fine condition, with some areas of emulsion irregularity. Starting Bid $200

78. Princess Diana Photograph. Lovely original vintage glossy 6 x 8 photo of Diana wearing a stylish hat and dress. Reverse bears a Bandphoto stamp and affixed caption, identifying the subject as “Lady Diana Spencer, fiancé of Britain’s Prince Charles,” and noting that she “is making a quick transition from a jeans-clad kindergarten teacher to a lady of high fashion.” In fine condition. The engagement of Diana Spencer and Prince Charles became official on February 24, 1981, a royal declaration that quickly resulted in a media frenzy. Starting Bid $200

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The teenage Diana’s casual white sweater

79. Princess Diana Personally-Owned and -Worn Childhood Sweater. Princess Diana’s personally-owned and

-worn Marks & Spencer St. Michael white acrylic cable-knit jumper sweater with ring-neck collar, size 18 (Euro 46–48), with label, “D. Spencer,” sewn into the collar. This was likely worn by Diana during her early teenage years, and is accompanied by a photo of her wearing a similar white sweater (possibly this exact one). In fine condition, with a few small stains. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from Sally Fell, the head chef at Althorp, in part: “I was employed as head chef at Althorp House during the 1980s when Diana, Princess of Wales, was a regular visitor. During this period Raine Spencer was in the process of totally redecorating Althorp in her own style. As Diana now permanently resided in London, one of the rooms listed for redecoration was her old bedroom and the butler at the time, Carl Ackerman, was instructed to remove all of Diana’s belongings and offer them to the staff, or dispose of them if no interest was shown. All the items were placed on a long table in the courtyard, and we the staff were invited to take what we wished, which is how I came to possess Diana’s casual white sweater.” As most of Diana’s childhood clothing is held at Althorp, very few pieces of her clothing from this period have ever been offered for sale. Starting Bid $1000

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Diana’s French vocab notebook from finishing school

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80. Princess Diana’s French Lesson Book With Extensive Handwriting. Remarkable circa 1978 handwritten

French vocabulary notebook from her time at Swiss finishing school, 4.25 x 6.75, marked on the front cover in her own hand, “Diana Spencer, Madame Fowls Vocabulaire, Articles de Fowlor.” Inside are a total of 19 pages full of handwritten notes (most double-sided), plus a couple of additional lines, consisting of translations of vocab words from French to English. Affixed throughout are small photocopies of short French articles, apparently used in her class. In fine condition, with a few tape stains to inner pages. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from Sally Fell, the head chef at Althorp, in part: “I was employed as head chef at Althorp House during the 1980s when Diana, Princess of Wales, was a regular visitor. During this period Raine Spencer was in the process of totally redecorating Althorp in her own style. As Diana now permanently resided in London, one of the rooms listed for redecoration was her old bedroom and the butler at the time, Carl Ackerman, was instructed to remove all of Diana’s belongings and offer them to the staff, or dispose of them if no interest was shown. All the items were placed on a long table in the courtyard, and we the staff were invited to take what we wished, which is how I came to possess Diana’s French vocabulary school book.” We know of only one other example of Diana’s schoolbooks to be held in private hands. Diana attended Institut Alpin Videmanette, a finishing school in Rougemont, Switzerland, for one term in 1977–1978. It was during this period that she was first introduced to Prince Charles, who was dating her older sister Sarah. Their relationship lasted only briefly before dissolving over some of Sarah’s comments reported in the gossip columns. Diana and Charles’s relationship blossomed in 1980, and they got married in 1981. A truly remarkable Diana piece, filled with her teenage handwriting. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $1000 32 | September 13, 2017 | ROYALTY


Young Diana’s Beatrix Potter tale 81. Princess Diana’s PersonallyOwned Beatrix Potter Pigling Bland Book. Signed book: The Tale of Pigling

Bland by Beatrix Potter. Later printing. London and New York: Frederick Warne & Co., Ltd., 1913. Hardcover, 4.25 x 5.75, 94 pages. Signed on the title page during early childhood in red ink, “Diana.” Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG+/None. Accompanied by a color copy of a transmittal letter sent by Diana on June 15, 1997, donating this item, along with several others, to a charity auction; she lists a “Collection of Childhood Books x 3” as part of number 20 on her itemized list. A remarkable piece of Diana history as a personally-owned, signed book from her childhood, perhaps one which she shared with her kindergarten class or with her own children, Harry and William. Starting Bid $300

The Royal Wedding of Charles and Diana

82. Princess Diana and Prince Charles Wedding Cake and Royal Wedding Service Books. Group of items related to

the royal wedding of Princess Diana and Prince Charles on July 29, 1981, including: a piece of the royal wedding cake in a special box marked on the cover, “CD, Buckingham Palace, 29th July 1981”; a ceremonial program printed by Harrison & Sons, outlining the schedule of ceremonies for the day; and an official order of service program for the marriage ceremony at St. Paul’s Cathedral, also printed by Harrison & Sons. Also includes a transmittal letter on Buckingham Palace stationery, signed by Russell Wood, July 20, 1981, in part, “Herewith a copy of the Wedding Ceremonial and Order of Service as promised,” as well as the original hand-delivered transmittal envelope addressed to “D. Collinson Esq., H. M. Treasury, Parliament Street.” In overall fine condition. A fantastic assortment of wedding material, including the rather unusual slice of cake. Starting Bid $500 www.RRAuction.com | 33


The newly wedded royal couple 83. Princess Diana and Charles Signed Typed Letter. TLS signed “Yours most sincerely, and Diana” and “Charles,” one page, 8 x 13, Buckingham Palace letterhead, October 7, 1981. Letter to L. E. Johnson of the The Village Shop, in full: “We would both like to thank you very much indeed for your most kind contribution to the wedding present which the Duchy has given us. We really are delighted with the mahogany library table which will look splendid in our home at Highgrove and is exactly the right period for the house. We were also most touched to receive the balance of the gift in the form of a cheque with which we shall probably buy some more furniture. As you can well imagine, with two houses to equip from scratch we have quite a difficult task ahead of us! We have been completely overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity which so many people have shown to us, but, as you will know we have a very special affection for the Duchy and all those who live and work in it and we therefore particularly appreciate your gift. We look forward very much to visiting the Duchy together in the future.” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. The fabled royal wedding took place at St. Paul’s Cathedral on July 29, 1981, before an invited congregation of 3,500 and an estimated worldwide television audience of 750 million. A highly desirable and personal souvenir of one of the most storied public marriages in modern history. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

85. Princess Diana and Prince Charles Signed 1981 Christmas Card. Beautiful circa 1981 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 10.5 x 7.25 open, featuring an affixed color wedding photo inside, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “William, from Charles,” and, “and Diana.” In fine condition, with old tape residue along the front and back cover edges from prior display. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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86. Princess Diana Set of (3) Photographs. Beautiful

set of three original vintage glossy photos of Princess Diana, including: a 6 x 8 photo of Diana holding a bouquet of flowers; a 6 x 8 close-up photo of the smiling Princess wearing a stylish hat; and an 8 x 6 photo of Diana and Prince Charles during a skiing trip in 1983. Reverse of two photos bear London Features International credit stamps. In overall fine condition. Starting Bid $200


“I felt like death from start to finish!”— Diana reflects on her pregnancies 87. Princess Diana Autograph Letter Signed. ALS signed

“Diana,” one page both sides, 4.75 x 7.5, Kensington Palace letterhead, June 30, 1989. Letter to “Mrs. Bates,” in full: “It was such a kind thought of yours to send me the photographs—doesn’t time fly & who’d of believe it was only a year ago. Gordon Palmer looks so well in the pictures, but I fear that’s not the case now. Carolyn is looking terrific & not once in nine months has she ever looked exhausted, which is annoying, as I felt like death from start to finish! This was just to say a huge thank you for thinking of me on my 28th birthday—it was a lovely surprise & much appreciated.” In fine condition. An interesting letter in which Diana mentions her close friend and former flatmate, Carolyn Pride Bartholomew, as well as her own 28th birthday, which was the next day on July 1st. Bartholomew gave birth to her first child in 1989. The Hon. Gordon William Nottage Palmer, Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire, passed away just days later on July 3rd. A highly desirable handwritten letter exemplifying Diana’s warm personality. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $300

The beloved patron of the HALO Trust 88. Princess Diana Signed Red Cross Photograph. Amazing color semi-glossy 8.25 x 10.5 photo

of Princess Diana, with arms akimbo and radiant smile, wearing a smock with a HALO trust emblem and British Red Cross pin, signed in bold black ink, “Thank you for your support. Lots of love, from, Diana, x.” Reverse of photo bears a Kensington Palace stamp. In fine condition. Beginning in 1988, Diana began a long and much-publicized partnership with the British Red Cross when she became the society’s most respected and influential patron. Among the over 100 charities and campaigns she advocated, Diana served as a patron for the Red Cross Youth, the Commonwealth Society for the Deaf, the Royal School for the Blind, the British Sports Association for the Disabled, and the Parkinson’s Disease Society. Additionally, Diana served as a patron for the HALO Trust, an organization that removes debris left behind by war, with particular focus on the recovery of landmines. As spokesperson and vice president of the British Red Cross, Diana famously traveled to Washington in June 1997 to help launch the American Red Cross’s campaign to ban antipersonnel landmines. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $300

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Charles writes a quick letter to Diana’s old roommate 89. Prince Charles Handwritten and Signed Note. ALS signed “Charles,” penned on the front of

an off-white 8.5 x 4.5 mailing envelope bearing the Prince of Wales’s feathers and Order of the Garter motto on reverse flap, no date, addressed to “Carolyn” Pride Bartholomew, in full: “Although this is somewhat belated it still comes with much love and endless congratulations to you both. Thank you for asking me to your wedding!” In fine condition, with scattered creasing and some brushing to ink. Along with Virginia Pitman and Ann Bolton, Carolyn Bartholomew was one of Diana’s roommates at her Coleherne Court apartment between 1979 and 1981. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA. Starting Bid $200

Diana and her Royal Air Force crew

90. Princess Diana 1992 Signed Framed Photograph Presentation. Magnificent ink signature, “Diana, 1992,” on

an off-white 5 x 1.75 sheet removed from the lower portion of a photographic mount. Matted and framed with the original photo from which the signature was removed to an overall size of 14 x 12; the color satin-finish 9.5 x 6.25 photo depicts Diana posing with nine members of the Royal Air Force, presumably the crew issued to fly the Prince and Princess of Wales to India for their royal tour of 1992. In fine condition. Consignor notes that signed photos of this exact image were presented as exclusive appreciatory gifts to each pictured Air Force member, thus making any such example remarkably uncommon and highly sought-after. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $300

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91. Princess Diana Signed 1992 Christmas Card.

Desirable circa 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 12 x 8 open, featuring an affixed photo of Prince Harry and Prince William inside, boldly signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Peter, from, Diana.” In fine condition, with a small ding/tear to the top edge of the photo panel. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

92. Princess Diana Signed 1993 Christmas Card. Christ-

mas card from 1993 with embossed coat of arms on the front, measuring 16 x 6 open, featuring a color satin-finish 5.5 x 4 photo of Princess Diana posing with her two young sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, affixed inside opposite a printed holiday greeting, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “Paul, from, Diana.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

93. Princess Diana Signed 1995 Christmas Card. Ap-

pealing Christmas card from 1995 with embossed coat of arms on the front, measuring 16 x 6 open, featuring a satin-finish 5.5 x 4 photo of Princess Diana with her two young sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, affixed inside opposite a printed holiday greeting, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “Paul, from, Diana.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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Stationery from her lover’s hospital 94. Princess Diana Signature. Felt tip signature, “lots of love from, Diana x,” on an off-white 5.75 x 5.5 sheet of Royal Brompton Hospital letterhead. Matted with a low-quality portrait of the princess to an overall size of 12.5 x 15.5. In fine condition, with a horizontal fold cross the lower blank area. Diana famously had a two-year relationship with Dr. Hasnat Khan, who worked at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London from 1995 to 1996; their relationship lasted from late 1995 to June 1997. She is said to have called him ‘Mr. Wonderful’ and that he was the love of her life. The 2013 film Diana, starring Naomi Watts, was based on their relationship. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

95. Princess Diana Signed Red Cross Certificate.

Rare unissued certificate from the 1995 Care in Crisis Awards as presented by the British Red Cross, 8.25 x 11.75, boldly signed in black ink, “Diana.” In fine condition, with a small bit of staining to right edge and light brushing to first letter of signature. Beginning in 1988, Diana began a long and much-publicized partnership with the British Red Cross when she became the society’s most respected and influential patron. Among the over 100 charities and campaigns she advocated, Diana served as a patron for the Red Cross Youth, the Commonwealth Society for the Deaf, the Royal School for the Blind, the British Sports Association for the Disabled, and the Parkinson’s Disease Society. At the time of signing this certificate, the Princess of Wales served as a spokesperson and the vice president of the British Red Cross. A wonderful symbol of Diana’s enduring fight for humanity. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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97. Princess Diana Pair of Photographs.

96. Princess Diana Signed Valentine’s Day Card. Handmade Valen-

tine’s Day card by Jack and Jill of England featuring a chocolate bear on the front, 4 x 6, signed and inscribed inside in bold black ink by Diana, “Dear Laura, lots of love from, Diana, William, & Harry. x.” In fine to very fine condition. Accompanied by the original transmittal envelope addressed in Diana’s hand, “Laura.” Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

Attractive pair of original vintage glossy 6 x 8 photos of Princess Diana, including: a photo of Diana exiting a car and wearing a velvet dress; and a photo of the Princess touching the top of her stylish feathered hat. Reverse of photos bear London Features International credit stamps. In overall fine condition. Starting Bid $200

98. Princess Diana and Prince Charles Collectibles Group Lot. Group of five different Diana and Charles collect-

ibles: an enameled beaker made by Halcyon Days in Bilston, England, in tribute to the wedding of HRH The Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer, measuring 3˝ in diameter and 3.75˝ tall; a tiny enameled trinket box honoring their wedding made by Halcyon Days, measuring 1.5 x 2.25 x 1; a 1981 Blenheim Military Model portraying the royal engagement of Charles and Diana, measuring 2.25˝ tall; a circular pill box by Staffordshire Enamels honoring the life of Princess Diana with a three-dimensional floral design, measuring 2.5˝ in diameter and 1.5˝ tall; and a ceramic mug by Grayshott Pottery honoring the royal wedding. In overall fine condition. The Halcyon Days, Blenheim Military Model, and Staffordshire Enamels pieces are accompanied by their original boxes. Starting Bid $200

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99. Princess Diana’s Personally-Gifted Silver Locket With Signed Photograph.

Remarkable group of items: a personally-gifted silver locket, measuring 1.5 x 2.25, engraved inside, “To Kimmy, Fondest Love, Diana,” with a loosely laid in oval portrait of Diana, William, and Harry; a semi-glossy 5.25 x 7.75 portrait of Diana in profile, signed in bold black felt tip, “Fondest love always, Diana,” affixed to a slightly larger mount; and the photo’s original transmittal envelope, signed and inscribed on the outside in black felt tip, “Dear Kimmy, love Diana.” In overall fine condition, with some tarnishing to the locket. Kimmy was a woman who Diana worked with at the Red Cross. Precertified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $1000

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Beautiful silver bracelet given as a gift by the princess 100. Princess D i a n a ’s P e r sonally-Gifted Silver Bangle With Signed Photograph.

Superlative group of items: a handsome personallygifted sterling silver bangle bracelet, measuring 2.25˝ in diameter, engraved inside the band, “To Kimmy, Love Diana”; a mattefinish 5.25 x 7.75 wedding photo of Princess Diana, boldly signed and inscribed in black felt tip, “Dear Kimmy, Forever your friend, Diana x,” affixed to a slightly larger mount; and the photo’s original transmittal envelope, inscribed on the outside in black felt tip by Diana, “To Kimmy.” In overall fine condition, with some tarnishing to the bracelet. Kimmy was a woman who Diana worked with at the Red Cross. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $500

A present from ‘Granny’

101. Princess Diana’s Personally-Owned and -Used Sterling Silver Engraved Card Holder. Princess Diana’s personally-owned and -used sterling silver card case, measuring approximately 2.75 x 3.75 x .25, engraved on the front, “Diana,” given to her as a gift by her ‘Granny.’ The handsome case has a lovely, ornate design on the exterior with leather card pockets inside. In fine condition. Accompanied by a color copy of a transmittal letter sent by Diana on June 15, 1997, donating this item, along with several others, to a charity auction; she lists a “Sterling Silver Card Holder (Named, from my ‘Granny’)” as number 2 on her itemized list. A desirable personal item from the princess. Starting Bid $500

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“The real me, I love it!!!”

102. Princess Diana Signed Photograph and Personally-Gifted Vase. Beautiful color 10.5 x 8.5 photo of Princess

Diana in navy blue taken shortly before her death by Mario Testino, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, “To Kimmy, the real me, I love it!!! enjoy. Fondest love, Diana x.” Reverse is marked “Kensington Palace.” Includes two additional prints of the portraits captured during Testino’s photo shoot, as well as a crystal vase given by Diana as a gift to Kimmy. In fine condition. Kimmy was a woman who Diana worked with at the Red Cross. An ideal Diana portrait boasting a warm, personal inscription. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $300

103. Princess Diana Personally-Owned Chocolate Dish. Princess Diana’s personally-owned Webb Corbett crystal

candy dish, measuring approximately 7.25˝ tall and 7˝ in diameter, featuring an attractive design cut into the bowl. In fine condition. Accompanied by a color copy of a transmittal letter sent by Diana on June 15, 1997, donating this item, along with several others, to a charity auction; she lists a “Tall Crystal Sweet Dish” as number 10 on her itemized list. Starting Bid $300

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Diana’s “D”— a personally-owned necklace 104. Princess Diana’s PersonallyOwned and -Worn Letter ‘D’ Silver Necklace. Princess Diana’s personally-

owned and -worn sterling silver necklace, featuring a charm in the shape of her first initial, “D,” studded with clear stones, suspended from a chain measuring 17˝ long. This was likely worn during her teenage years, as Diana was known to wear chokers and was photographed with a “D” necklace as a teenager (although we could not locate this exact one in images). In fine condition, with some tarnishing to chain. Accompanied by a color copy of a transmittal letter sent by Diana on June 15, 1997, donating this item, along with several others, to a charity auction; she lists a “Sterling Silver ‘D’ Necklace” as number 18 on her itemized list. An outstanding, personal item from the ever-stylish Diana. Starting Bid $1000

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105. Princess Diana Personally-Owned Crystal Vase. Princess

Diana’s personally-owned crystal vase, measuring approximately 8˝ tall and 4.5˝ in diameter. In fine condition. Accompanied by a color copy of a transmittal letter sent by Diana on June 15, 1997, donating this item, along with several others, to a charity auction; she lists a “Crystal Vase” as number 12 on her itemized list. An attractive piece from the princess’s own collection. Starting Bid $300

Classic cutouts from Diana’s childhood

106. Princess Diana Personally-Owned Chocolate Box with Sixty Plus Cutouts. Princess Diana’s personallyowned round chocolate box from her childhood, measuring 6.5˝ in diameter and 2.5˝ tall, signed inside the cover in red ink during early childhood, “Diana.” The box is full of more than sixty vintage paper cutouts portraying various subjects, including flowers, birds, and people. In very good to fine condition, with scattered soiling to top of box, and cracks and tears to some of the paper cutouts contained within. Accompanied by a color copy of a transmittal letter sent by Diana on June 15, 1997, donating this item, along with several others, to a charity auction; she lists a “Box of Paper Cutouts” as part of number 20 on her itemized list. A unique and interesting piece from the princess’s childhood, offering an exceptionally early Diana autograph. Starting Bid $300

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Elegant evening bag owned and used by Diana

108. Princess Diana Personally-Owned and -Used Metal Mesh Handbag. Princess Diana’s personally-owned

and -used elegant black handbag, measuring approximately 10 x 6 x 1.5, featuring a metal mesh sequin-style exterior with gold-accented trim. The evening bag has a magnetic snap closure and is divided into two compartments inside, with a small zippered pocket in the back. A thin matching metal shoulder strap is contained within. In fine condition, with some light wear to the back. Accompanied by a color copy of a transmittal letter sent by Diana on June 15, 1997, donating this item, along with several others, to a charity auction; she lists a “Black Evening Bag� as number 7 on her itemized list. An amazing personallyowned piece from an icon of international style. Starting Bid $1000

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The future princess’s clip-on pearls 109. Princess Diana PersonallyOwned and -Worn Pearl Earrings. Princess Diana’s personally-

owned and -worn clip-on faux pearl earrings from her younger years, each measuring approximately .75˝ in diameter. In fine condition. Accompanied by a color copy of a transmittal letter sent by Diana on June 15, 1997, donating this item, along with several others, to a charity auction; she lists “Pearl Earrings” as number 9 on her itemized list. Starting Bid $500

110. Princess Diana Pair of Christie’s Auction Catalogs. Uncommon pairing of softcover and hardcover catalogs

for the record-breaking “Dresses from the Collection of Diana, Princess of Wales” auction held at Christie’s of New York on June 25, 1997. The softcover copy measures 8.25 x 11.75 and consists of 212 pages, whereas the hardcover copy, with dust jacket included, measures 12 x 17 and consists of 204 pages; both include their original absentee bid forms and feature numerous gorgeous images of Diana’s 79 auctioned dresses. In overall fine condition, with some wear to hard cover dust jacket. Starting Bid $200

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“Thank you for supporting me”— Diana celebrates the success of her 1997 Christie’s dress auction

111. Princess Diana Signed Photo Invite for Christie’s Dress Sale. Brilliant color semi-glossy 6 x 4 appreciation card bearing a stunning image of Princess Diana and an adjacent memo field designed to appear like Kensington Palace letterhead, which Diana has signed and filled out in black felt tip, “Dear Kimmy, Thank you for supporting me. Fondest love, Diana, x.” The card was sent to a limited number of Diana’s close friends who assisted in her record-breaking Christie’s charity auction held on June 25, 1997. In fine condition. Accompanied by the original envelope and a softcover copy of the Christie’s auction catalog for “Dresses from the Collection of Diana, Princess of Wales.” In the summer of 1997, Princess Diana auctioned off 79 dresses at Christie’s in New York City. The idea to sell the gowns for charity came from her eldest son, Prince William, and became one of the biggest social events of the year, raising $3.26 million for various AIDS and health-related charities. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $300

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Lady Diana Spencer’s personalized sterling perfume bottle 112. Princess Diana Personally-Owned and -Used Sterling Silver Perfume Bottle. t Princess Diana’s personally-owned and -used

sterling silver perfume bottle, engraved on the front with her initials “D. S.,” marked “925” on the bottom, measuring approximately 1.25 x 1.75 x .5. In fine condition, with scattered tarnishing. Accompanied by a color copy of a transmittal letter sent by Diana on June 15, 1997, donating this item, along with several others, to a charity auction; she lists a “Sterling Silver Perfume Bottle (Initialed)” as number 4 on her itemized list. Starting Bid $500

Rare letter from Harry before his twelfth birthday 11 3 . Prince Harry Autograph Letter Signed.

ALS signed “Harry x,” one page, 6.25 x 8, Kensington Palace letterhead, September 7, 1996. Letter to Carolyn Pride Bartholomew, in full: “Thank you so much for the rocket, which went up and came down safely. It was an excellent present. Mummy says, Please can you give another one to me for Christmas! I hope Jack and Sophie are enjoying themselves, I can’t wait to see you soon.” In fine condition. Along with Virginia Pitman and Ann Bolton, Carolyn Bartholomew was one of Diana’s roommates at her Coleherne Court apartment between 1979 and 1981. A charming letter from the soon-to-be 12-year-old Prince Harry, who remains scarce across all signed formats—the heartwarming mention of his “Mummy” a year before her tragic passing makes the letter all the more bittersweet. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200 48 | September 13, 2017 | ROYALTY

114. Princess Diana Tribute Signed by Charles Spencer. Signed book:

Earl Spencer’s Tribute to Diana Princess of Wales. England: Althorp, 2000. Silk-bound hardcover, 8 x 10.75, 25 pages. Signed on an introductory page in blue ink, “Charles Spencer.” Includes the original Althorp presentation box and pamphlet. In fine condition, with some light scuffs to box. Starting Bid $200


“It is impossible to cope otherwise with the flood of immensely touching letters that William and Harry and I have received” 115. Prince Charles Typed Letter Signed.

TLS signed “Yours affectionately, Charles,” one page, 7.25 x 9.25, Balmoral Castle letterhead, October 11, 1997. Letter to Carolyn Pride Bartholomew, in full: “Please, please forgive this typed letter, but I hope you will understand that it is impossible to cope otherwise with the flood of immensely touching letters that William and Harry and I have received in these recent days. Your own letter has meant a great deal to us and your wonderful, heartfelt sympathy has made such a difference. Bless you for thinking of us as you did and please know how much your thoughts and prayers have sustained my darling sons and me.” Charles adds the greeting in his own hand. In very good condition, with scattered creasing and a couple of stains near top of letterhead. Bartholomew was one of Diana’s roommates at her Coleherne Court apartment between 1979 and 1981, and, moreover, was one of her closest friends. Just a month-and-a-half prior, on August 31, 1997, Diana, Princess of Wales, tragically perished in a car crash in the Pont de l’Alma road tunnel in Paris, France. Her death sent shock waves around the world and her resultant funeral at Westminster Abbey on September 6th drew an estimated 3 million mourners and onlookers and was televised to an audience of nearly 2.5 billion people. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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presidents & first ladies Remarkable 1777 letter from Valley Forge: “Should the enemy advance anywhere to our right I shall expect the very earliest intelligence from you” 117. George Washington. Revolutionary War–dated

LS signed “G:o Washington,” one page, 7.75 x 10.25, December 26, 1777. Letter addressed to “Lt. Col. Wm. Lee Davidson, Carolina, Lt. Col. Heath—Virginia, Major Hull—N. England,” but apparently intended for William Alexander, Lord Stirling, sent from Washington’s “Head Quarters” at Valley Forge. In full: “The light Horseman you sent up yesterday was by some means overlooked tho’ your favor answered by another hand. The Deserters you mention in your last from Colo. Proctor’s Corps I have the pleasure to inform were taken by Captain Tallmadge of the Light Dragoons, in the neighborhood of German Town, he has punished them properly. The sending your artillery back I think a very proper step. Should the enemy advance anywhere to our right I shall expect the very earliest intelligence from you, indeed if they move at all. When do you think we can make an attempt with a prospect of success let me have your sentiments on the matter, that if any thing can be done the necessary orders may be given.” In very good condition, with toning and light foxing, professional silking to both sides, and all writing light but entirely legible. Only a week earlier, Washington and his troops encamped at Valley Forge to begin what would become a famously brutal winter. Major General Stirling wrote two letters to Washington on December 26th: this letter appears to be in response to his first. Stirling wrote from General Potter’s headquarters in Radnor, Pennsylvania, about ten miles southeast of Washington’s Valley Forge camp. In Stirling’s first letter, he explained that a light horseman he sent on the 25th had not yet returned, and that ‘two of Colonel Proctor’s men deserted to the Enemy.’ He wrote, ‘Cannon of no Use here, I thought it most prudent last night to send the four peices of my Division back to the Artillery park,’ to which Washington here responds positively. Stirling also relayed intelligence on the position of the British Commander-in-Chief William Howe’s troops, ’the Bulk of his Army is on this Side Schuylkill.’ In Stirling’s second of the 26th, he referred to the receipt of this letter from William Lee Davidson, a lieutenant colonel of the 5th North Carolina Regiment: ‘I have Just received your Excellencys letter of this date by Lt Col. Davidson.’ Responding to Washington’s query about their “prospect of success” in attempting an attack, he wrote: ’I do not see, that any Attempt can be made with a proba[bi]lity of Success unless it be on those troops which are advanced to Knowles’s within a Mile of the White Horse on the Road from Derby to Chester.’ Based on this intelligence, along with information on troop movements from Major John Clark, Jr., Washington determined that the British troops could be too easily reinforced, and aborted any immediate plan to attack. Perhaps most interestingly, this letter appears to be previously unpublished and unrecorded. As Washington’s letters have undergone comprehensive census and study, it is a rare occasion when an unknown example enters the marketplace. Boasting excellent battlefield strategy content and dating to Washington’s historic winter at Valley Forge, this is an ideal Revolutionary War letter of the utmost significance. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $2500

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Full Washington free frank addressed to a fellow Virginian patriot

118. George Washington. Full hand-addressed free frank, 7 x 5.75, with franked panel measuring 4.5 x 3. Addressed in

Washington’s hand to “John Page Esq’r, Gloucester County, Virginia,” and franked in the lower left, “Free Go: Washington.” Docketed above in another hand, “W. City March 10, Free.” Lower panel retains it original red wax seal. Matted and framed with a large portrait of Washington to an overall size of 31 x 24. In very good to fine condition, with light soiling and slight blurring to the signature. Page was a Virginian congressman who served as the state’s 13th governor from 1802 to 1805, a position formerly held by James Monroe. A close friend and colleague of Thomas Jefferson at the College of William and Mary, Page also served under George Washington during the French and Indian War, and was then later elected as a delegate to the state constitutional convention in 1776. An attractive, boldly signed free frank from the nation’s first president. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $1000

119. John Adams. Self-contained partial partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 11.75 x 9.5, March 8, 1798. The lower half of a scallop-topped ship’s pass, permitting a ship “to pass with her Company, Passengers, Goods and Merchandize, without any hindrance, seizure or molestation: the said Ship appearing, by good testimony, to belong to one or more of the Citizens of the United States.” Neatly signed at the conclusion by President Adams and countersigned by Secretary of State Timothy Pickering, as well as Collector of Customs Joseph Whipple. The crisp white paper seal affixed to the lower left remains fully intact. In very good to fine condition, with trimmed top, two tiny holes along lightly toned folds, and offsetting ink affecting some of the text. A desirable example boasting a large signature of America’s second president. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $300

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Stunning unissued Jefferson–Madison scallop-topped ship’s pass

120. Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Hand-

some partly-printed vellum DS, signed “Th: Jefferson” as president and “James Madison” as secretary of state, one page,11.5 x 17.75, no date but circa 1801–1809. Unissued scallop-top ship’s pass, left blank and signed in advance by President Jefferson and Secretary of State Madison. The white paper seal affixed to the lower left remains intact. In very good to fine condition, with heavy intersecting folds, and both signatures light but entirely legible. These documents were often left blank and signed in advance before being sent out to American ports, where they were filled out as needed. An exceedingly desirable pairing of founding fathers in an attractive format featuring a beautiful, large seascape vignette. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $500

“A subject which has divided the minds of great men, and especially employed the contemplation of Aristotle” 121. Dolley Madison. ALS signed “D. P. Madison,” one page,

7.75 x 9.75, September 26, 1838. Letter to Dr. Thomas Sewall, in part: “The valued offering of your able Lectures for my perusal, my kind friend, ought to have been acknowledged before this time, but I have had an apology, not only in my eye, but in my timidity, for omitting to give an opinion on a subject which has divided the minds of great men, and especially employed the contemplation of Aristotle, as well as Jo. Baptiste Porte, by whose signs, ‘man is likened to the Lion, and woman to the Leopard’—yet, they have not like you, in true wisdom, persuaded their reader, that the science of phrenology, is a baseless fabric, at war with reason and experience.” Beautifully mounted, matted, and framed with an engraving to an overall size of 20 x 17. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA. Starting Bid $200

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122. James Madison and James Monroe. Partly-printed scallop-top

vellum DS, signed “James Madison” as president and “Jas. Monroe” as secretary of state, one page, 10.75 x 15.5, January 17, 1812. Ship’s pass issued for “the Brig Logan, Joseph Hammett, master or commander of the burthen of one hundred & thirty three tons or thereabouts mounted with no guns navigated with seven men, To Pass with her Company Passengers Goods and Merchandize without any hinderance seisure or molestation.” Signed at the conclusion by President Madison and countersigned by Secretary of State Monroe. Also endorsed on the reverse by H. A. S. Dearborn. The white paper seal affixed to the lower left remains fully intact with creases to a few of the points. In very good to fine to fine condition, with lightly trimmed edges, and Madison’s light signature becoming quite faint towards the end. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

123. James Monroe. Partly-printed vellum DS as president,

one page, 16 x 10, November 13, 1822. President Monroe grants Armstrong Davidson of Ohio a parcel of land “in the district of Delaware, and State of Ohio, containing One hundred and Sixty acres.” Neatly signed at the conclusion by Monroe and countersigned by Commissioner of the General Land Office John McLean. The white paper seal affixed to the lower left remains fully intact. In very good to fine condition, with light toning and soiling. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

124. John Quincy Adams. Full free frank as president, measuring 9.75 x 8 with a center panel of 5 x 3.5, postmarked at Washington, November 29, [1827], addressed in another hand to “Horace Binney Esq’r, Philadelphia,” and boldly franked in the upper right, “J. Q. Adams.” The center panel bears a “Free” stamp below the signature. Mounted and framed with a typed caption to an overall size of 12.5 x 14. In fine condition, with mounting residue showing through in blank areas, not at all affecting the center panel. Horace Binney was a prominent Philadelphia lawyer and staunch opponent of Adams’s nemesis Andrew Jackson; Binney went on to serve in the House of Representatives from 1833 to 1835. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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Industry meets agriculture—patent signed by the president, secretary of state, and future chief justice 125. Andrew Jackson. Partly-printed vellum

DS as president, two pages, 11 x 14, September 28, 1831. A patent issued to “Benjamin Myers, A Citizen of the United States [who] hath alleged that he has invented a new and useful improvement in the mode of constructing Mill Stones for grinding grain, hulling clover seeds, &c.” Signed at the conclusion by President Jackson and countersigned by Secretary of State Edward Livingston and Attorney General Roger B. Taney. The white paper seal affixed to the lower left remains intact. The second page, still attached by the original red ribbon, describes the form of the mill stones, consisting of a ‘bed-stone’ and ‘runner.’ In very good condition, with scattered soiling (heavier to second page). A sought-after and attractive format. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

126. Andrew Jackson. Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 15.5 x 9.5, March 1, 1831. President Jackson grants Irvine O. Hockaday of Callaway County, Missouri, a parcel of land “at St. Louis, Missouri, containing ninety six and eighty hundredths of an acre.” Beautifully signed at the conclusion by Jackson and countersigned by Commissioner of the General Land Office Elijah Hayward. The white paper seal affixed to the lower left is stained but intact. The reverse is lengthily endorsed by Hockaday as recorder for Callaway County. In very good to fine condition, with light toning to the top, and staining to the intact seal. Hockaday was Callaway County’s first clerk and later became president of the Fulton branch of the Western Bank of St. Joseph; in 1862, he intervened on behalf of a wealthy Callaway County farmer whose lands had been seized by federal authorities after the farmer participated in attacks on the North Missouri Railroad. Hockaday was also an early settler of Missouri and a friend of Daniel Boone’s grandson, Alphonso Boone. An interesting association piece bearing a large, crisp presidential signature. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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127. Andrew Jackson. Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 10.75 x 15, November 11, 1833. Scallop-topped ship’s pass issued for “the Ship Wilmington & Liverpool Packet, Alexander Powell master or commander…To Pass with her Company, Passengers, Goods and Merchandize without any hinderance, seisure or molestation.” Signed at the conclusion by President Jackson and countersigned by Secretary of State Edward Livingston. The white paper seal remains affixed to the lower left corner. In fine condition, with a small hole to the right of the vignettes. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200


Congressman Harrison sends his own “copy of the laws of the United States” to the Ohio Constitution’s co-author 128. William Henry Harrison. ALS signed “Will’m H. Harrison,” one page, 7.75 x 10, July 24, 1817. Letter to John Reily, the co-author of the Ohio Constitution, in part: “I could not meet with a copy of the laws of the United States for sale. But I have sent you my own copy of which I beg your acceptance.” He adds that he will speak to the secretary of war on the subject of a captain. In fine condition, with splitting to one of the intersecting folds. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

129. John Tyler. Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 11.75 x 15, June 24, 1844. Scallop-topped ship’s pass issued to “the Ship Huntress, Edward T. Shearman master or commander.” Boldly signed at the conclusion by President Tyler and countersigned by Secretary of State John C. Calhoun. In very good condition, with light show-through from old mounting traces along the left edge, light overall soiling, staining, and creasing, and the handwritten portions of the document quite faded, Tyler’s signature being the exception. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

130. John Tyler. Partly-printed DS as president, signed “J. Tyler,” one page, 20.75 x 16, September 24, 1845. Four-language ship’s papers issued to John E. Brayton, “master or commander of the ship called Abraham Barker…lying at present in the port of New Bedford bound for Pacific Ocean and laden with provisions, stores and utensils for a whaling voyage.” Boldly signed at the conclusion by Tyler and countersigned by Abel P. Upshur as secretary of state. White paper seal remains affixed to second panel. In very good to fine condition, with old repairs on the reverse to some fold splitting. By the time this pass was issued, Tyler had retired to his Virginian plantation Sherwood Forest and Polk had succeeded him as president. These documents were often left blank and signed in advance before being sent out to American ports, where they were filled out as needed; they sometimes drew from this existing supply even after a president had left office. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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“He is an honest man and a good Republican, and one who has seen better days” 131. James K. Polk. ALS as president, one page, 7.75 x 10, November 29,

1847. Addressed “Private” at the top, a letter to Secretary of the Treasury Robert J. Walker, in full: “If the paragraph in relation to the operations of the Ware House– system is prepared, will you send it to me? I hand you inclosed Mr. Stump’s letter & also that of the Post Master Genl in his behalf.—I should be gratified if he could be appointed an inspector in the custom-house at Phil’d.—He is an honest man and a good Republican, and one who has seen better days.” In fine condition, with some light edge chipping. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

132. Zachary Taylor. Excep-

tionally bold ink signature, “Very respectfully sir, Your obt. servt., Z. Taylor, Major Genl., U. S. Army,” on a light blue 4 x 2 slip affixed to a slightly larger sheet. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

133. Franklin Pierce. Partly-

printed DS as president, one page, 16.25 x 13.25, March 20, 1854. President Pierce appoints James A. Kennedy of Washington “to be a Justice of the Peace, in the country of Washington.” Beautifully signed at the conclusion by Pierce and countersigned by Secretary of State William L. Marcy. The crisp white paper seal affixed to the lower left remains fully intact. In very good to fine condition, with light foxing, a few stains, a short tear to right edge, and old repairs on the reverse; Pierce’s signature is bold and uncommonly large. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA. Starting Bid $200

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134. Franklin Pierce. Partly-printed DS as president,

one page, 22.25 x 17.5, August 9, 1855. Four-language ship’s papers issued to “John L. Dennis master or commander of the Ship called Alice Mandell…lying at present in the port of New Bedford bound the for Pacific Ocean and laden with Provisions, stores and utensils for a whaling voyage.” Boldly signed in the fourth panel by Pierce and countersigned by Secretary of State William Marcy. The crisp presidential seal affixed to the center remains fully intact. In very good to fine condition, with old repairs on the reverse to some tears and fold splitting. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200


135. James Buchanan. ALS as president, one page both sides, 6.25 x 8, March 30, 1860. Letter to his attorney H. B. Swart concerning judgments in two legal cases. In part: “Please have an eye on these Judgments & do not suffer them to expire. I shall forget them at the proper time…Do not ask Col: Fordnes for two or three days. He will probably himself send me a check for the amount.” Large bands of toning to the first page, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA. Starting Bid $200

An historic piece of Abraham Lincoln’s log cabin

136. James Buchanan. Partly-printed

DS, one page, 11 x 17, no date but circa 1846. Official passport issued to Mary Wiley, providing instructions to “permit safely and freely to pass, Miss Mary Wiley, a Citizen of the United States.” Filled out along the left side with her physical description. Signed at the conclusion by Buchanan as secretary of state. In very good condition, with show-through from stamps and endorsements to reverse. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

137. Abraham Lincoln. Piece of wood recovered from the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln, measuring 9.5 x 2.5 x .5, with printed reproduction of Lincoln’s original log cabin in Hodgenville, Kentucky, tacked to one side below a glass covering, and the other side bearing remnants of a label issued by the “Ladies Lincoln League,” which identifies the piece as a relic from “the Lincoln Farm, Birthplace of Abraham Lincoln.” A pair of pencil notations next to label indicate that the wooden piece was obtained “ For Library Fund” on July 9, 1875. In very good to fine condition, with deterioration to the original label. Accompanied by a copy of a letter of provenance from The Rail Splitter, which notes that the wooden piece “was originally owned by the well-known Abraham Lincoln and historical Americana collector Dr. Weldon E. Petz of Michigan.” Starting Bid $200

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Endorsement for the 5th Cavalry commander who “wishes to be a Brig. Gen. of Vols. or, what he prefers, a brevet-colonelry in his own Regiment”

138. Abraham Lincoln. Autograph endorsement as president, signed “A. Lincoln,” one page, 5 x 4.25, March 18, 1862. In full: “To-day, March 18, 1862, Major Joseph H. Whittlesey, now commanding 5th Cavalry, calls & wishes to be a Brig. Gen. of Vols. or, what he prefers, a brevet-colonelry in his own Regiment. If made a General, he wishes to go with Gen. Shields.” Mounted, matted, and framed with an engraved portrait of the president to an overall size of 14.5 x 11.25. In very good to fine condition, with intersecting folds, a diagonal crease, and light edge wear. A career US Army officer, Major Joseph Hotchkiss Whittlesey had graduated from West Point in 1844 and served with distinction in the Mexican–American War, during which he earned a rank of brevet first lieutenant for his gallantry and meritorious conduct at the Battle of Buena Vista. He served throughout the west in the intervening years, then entered service with the 5th Cavalry at the outbreak of the Civil War. Major Whittlesey commanded his regiment in the defense of Washington, DC, from January 14 to March 10, 1862, after which he lodged this request with President Lincoln for a promotion—a request which, it seems, was never granted. During a leave of absence in late May, Whittlesey was captured at Winchester, Virginia, and held as a prisoner of war until the end of September 1862. Following his release, Whittlesey worked on organizing volunteer troops, and retired from active duty the following year. A boldly penned, highly desirable presidential endorsement for a dutiful career officer. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $1000

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Presidents Lincoln and Grant appoint an Army surgeon

139. Abraham Lincoln and U. S. Grant. Immensely desirable pairing of presidentially signed documents by Abraham

Lincoln and U. S. Grant, both of which relate to the military career of Charles B. White. The Lincoln document: a Civil Wardated partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 15.75 x 19.5, September 9, 1861. President Lincoln appoints Charles B. White as “Assistant Surgeon in the service of the United States.” Nicely signed at the conclusion by President Lincoln and countersigned by Secretary of War Simon Cameron. The Grant document: a partly-printed vellum DS, one page, 15.5 x 19.5, February 10, 1876. President Grant appoints Charles B. White as “Surgeon with the rank of Major in the service of the United States.” Neatly signed at the conclusion by President Grant and countersigned by Secretary of War William W. Belknap, with the dark blue War Office seal affixed to the upper left. Includes a pair of partly-printed vellum DSs bearing stamped signatures of President Andrew Johnson, both 15.75 x 19.5, August 10, 1866, appointing White as “Major by Brevet” and “Captain by Brevet.” Also included is a selection of four medical diplomas conferred to White, his father Ambrose L. White (2), and his son Davenport White, which is highlighted by White’s 1859 medical degree from the University Medical College of New York, signed by eleven faculty members including pioneer surgeon Valentine Mott. In overall fine condition, with minor edge chipping and Lincoln’s signature a bit lighter than usual; all other documents are very good to fine, with occasional toning. After Lincoln appointed him assistant surgeon, White was sent to Virginia’s Fort Monroe and not long after was treating injured soldiers at the Battles of Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chantilly, and South Mountain. Following a Union victory at the Battle of Malvern Hill on July 1, 1862, White volunteered his services and remained with the wounded behind enemy lines. His subsequent capture, as detailed in Dr. John Swinburne’s 1863 Report on the Peninsula Campaign, describes White’s dutiful and diligent care to both Union and Confederate forces. Starting Bid $1000

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Rare 1862 broadside from a Unionist who seeks to “depose Lincoln, and let an election for a new President take place over the whole United States” 140. Abraham Lincoln. Civil War-dated printed broadside, one page, 13.25 x 20, September 24, 1862. A circular letter issued by Bryan Tyson, a Unionist from Brower’s Mill, North Carolina, opposed to the ideals of abolition and secession. In part: “I hereby send you a book, which I hope you will carefully read and consider well the object for which it was written—to arrest the farther progress of this terrible civil war now upon us, and to speedily bring about a reconciliation between the two sections…By reference to my book it will be discovered that I have advised going back into the Union, provided we can get our rights, as the surest and best mode of putting a stop to this cruel war. The better plan to accomplish this, I think, would be to get an Armistice of some two or three months, and if possible depose Lincoln, and let an election for a new President take place over the whole United States…If we get our rights guaranteed us, I look upon Lincoln presiding as President as of but merely secondary importance…In case of re-union, I look upon it that Lincoln is the last vestige of a Black Republican that will ever occupy the Presidential chair of the United States…If we can get this abolition sentiment expunged from the Northern people, and get the Territorial and Slavely questions settled fairy and permanently, I think we had best try the Union once more. But in case they are for abolishing slavery; I think it perfectly inconsistent that they should desire a farther Union… I therefore think we had best take the bull by the horns at once, and advocate the Union upon just and honorable terms while there is some of the bone and sinew in us as it were, some hope of getting our rights…in case of separation I look upon the present war as being only the beginning of a series of wars, or one of many that will occur at intervals of a few years, for a good many years to come, and our country will probably never again, in our time, be in any settled position long at a time… Since writing the above Lincoln has issued his proclamation emancipating the slaves of all States that shall be in rebellion against the United States on the first day of January, 1863. This makes the prospect for Union more gloomy than ever…But I still think it was an act resorted to more for the purpose of putting down the rebellion, than as a special benefit to the African race. Therefore, if we will strike for compromise upon terms already mentioned, I think this thing can be knocked up, and the Union yet saved upon just and honorable terms.” In fine condition, with light dampstaining to the margins. In the summer of 1862, Tyson published the book Ray of Light, a volume that attacked both northern abolitionists and the Confederacy’s secessionist leadership. The book resulted in Tyson’s temporary conscription and, upon his release, this present broadside, again designed to promote his book and political position. The State of North Carolina arrested Tyson again, and was released on grounds that he would cease promoting his inflammatory views. He joined the Unionist underground, wrote letters to Confederate soldiers urging them to desert, and, in the winter of 1863, sent a copy of Ray of Light to each member of the North Carolina assembly. Starting Bid $300

141. Andrew Johnson. Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 16 x 10, April 25, 1865. President Johnson appoints Nehemiah D. Sperry as “Deputy Postmaster, at New Haven, in the State of Connecticut.” Signed at the conclusion by President Johnson and countersigned by William Hunter as acting secretary of state. White paper seal remains affixed to lower left. In very good to fine condition, with some light staining, and tiny areas of paper loss along intersecting folds. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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Stunning illuminated consular appointment 142. Andrew Johnson. Unusual and impressive illuminated partly-printed DS as president, one page, 17.75 x 14, March 21, 1866. President Johnson appoints W. Martin Jones of New York as “Consul of the United States of America at Clifton, Canada…I do hereby pray and request Her Britannic Majesty, her Governor and Officers to permit the said W. Martin Jones fully and peaceably to enjoy and exercise the said office.” Boldly signed at the conclusion by Johnson and countersigned by Secretary of State William H. Seward. The filled-in text of ornate document was accomplished by an expert calligrapher using blue, red, and gold inks. The white paper seal affixed to the lower left is complete but has tears to the center. In very good to fine condition, with trimmed edges, scattered light toning, and a repaired tear to the top edge. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

Scarce 1876 Grant-signed ship’s papers for a whaling voyage

143. U. S. Grant. Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 21.75 x 17.5, July 5, 1876. Four language ship’s paper issued to “Stephen Flanders master or commander of the Bark called Sea Ranger...lying at present in the port of New Bedford bound for Atlantic Ocean and laden with provisions, utensils, & stores for a whaling voyage.” Signed in the fourth panel by Grant and countersigned by Secretary of State Hamilton Fish. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, old reinforcement to reverse of central vertical fold, uniform shade of mild toning, light show-through from notation on reverse, and scattered edge wear. The white seal is evenly toned, with some paper loss to bottom edge. A fine example of this rare Grant format. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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Desirable 1864 wartime correspondence with Secretary of the Navy Welles 144. U. S. Grant. Civil War-dated ALS signed “U. S. Grant, Lt.

Gen. U.S.A.,” one page both sides, 5 x 8, Head Quarters Armies of the United States letterhead, April 16, 1864. Letter to Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles. In part: “Permit me to ask as a favor personal to myself the reappointment of Frank W. Agnel as Acting Midshipman to the Naval School. This young man entered last year but for some deficiency either in his studies or some other cause was forced to leave. His appointment now would necessarily throw him back to start just where he was one year ago, but no greater favor could well be asked for the young man and I do not ask reinstatement.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds passing through the signature and partial separations to the blank adjoining page. At the time of this letter Grant was just one month removed from his promotion to lieutenant general, giving him command of all Union Armies. He was busy devising tactics for the soon-to-come Overland Campaign, which began as Grant’s forces crossed the Rapidan River on May 4, 1864. The series of battles over the course of the next two months resulted in a great strategic victory for the Union and the start of the Siege of Petersburg. Excellent military content from this important time in Grant’s career and a decisive period of the Civil War. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

President Grant orders champagne for his cabinet and “50 qts & 5 pts” for himself 145. U. S. Grant. ALS as president, one page both sides,

lightly lined, 5.5 x 9, Executive Mansion letterhead, January 26, 1876. Letter to A. E. Boni, in full: “In writing yesterday I forgot to send you a commission to order some champagne for me, which you were kind enough to offer to do. Will you please order 15 cases qts, 2 pts. for Sec. Fish; 10 qts. & 10 pts. for Sec. Bristow, 5 qts & 5 pts for Sec. Belknap, 15 qts & 5 pts. for Sec. Robeson, 15 qts & 5 pts for Sec. Chandler, 10 qts for General Sheridan, and 50 qts & 5 pts. for myself. The entire bill for the wine, and duties, will all other charges may be sent to me.” In fine condition, with almost complete separation to the hinge (which does not affect the letter itself). Accompanied by the original mailing envelope addressed in Grant’s hand. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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146. U. S. Grant. Partly-

printed DS as president, one page, 16.5 x 10.5, March 18, 1873. President Grant appoints James D. Howell as “Deputy Postmaster at Fair Haven, in the State of Connecticut.” Boldly signed at the conclusion by Grant and countersigned by Secretary of State Hamilton Fish. The crisp white seal affixed to the lower left is worn but intact. In very good condition, with light wrinkling, many intersecting folds, and one small area of paper loss. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

147. Rutherford B. Hayes. Partly-

printed DS as president, signed “R. B. Hayes,” one page, 7.75 x 10, April 15, 1878. President Hayes directs the “Secretary of State to affix the Seal of the United States to a warrant for the pardon of Sandy Bruce.” In fine to very fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA. Starting Bid $200

“It is now too late to secure an appointment in the regular army” 148. James A. Garfield. ALS

signed “J. A. Garfield,” one page, 5 x 8, House of Representatives, Committee of Ways and Means letterhead, December 4, 1866. Letter to Capt. S. H. Cole, in part: “Your favor of Nov. 22 is received. I fear it is now too late to secure an appointment in the regular army, but I have sent your recommendations to the Sec. of War & will aid you what I can.” In very good to fine condition, with light soiling, and splitting along horizontal folds. After two years of service during the Civil War, Garfield was elected to represent Ohio’s 19th district in the House of Representatives. He joined the Ways and Means Committee in 1865, using this position to support a fiscal policy based on the gold standard. A desirable, early letter from the soldierturned-politician. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

149.. Theodore Roosevelt. Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 20 x 16, April 4, 1908. President Roosevelt appoints Stanislaus M. Neisser as “First Lieutenant in the Philippine Scouts, in the service of the United States.” Neatly signed at the conclusion by President Roosevelt, and countersigned by Acting Secretary of War Robert Shaw Oliver. The embossed blue seal affixed to the lower left remains crisp and fully intact. In very good to fine condition, with toning to the edges from prior display. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA. Starting Bid $200

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Gorgeous oval presidential portrait, signed in the middle of his momentous time in office

150. Theodore Roosevelt. Spectacu-

lar matte-finish 6 x 8 oval bust portrait of Theodore Roosevelt as president, affixed to a 7.5 x 10.75 mount, beautifully signed on the mount during TR’s incumbency in bold black ink, “Sincerely yours, Theodore Roosevelt, May 20th 1906.” Attractively suede-matted and framed to an overall size of 15 x 18. In splendid condition. A wonderful image captured in 1904 by photographer George Prince, this portrait is rife with desirable traits-it is a handsome formal portrait of President Roosevelt as the nation’s chief executive, was signed during his presidency, and both the image and signature remain in positively remarkable condition. A truly magnificent piece. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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Distinguished etching of the 29th president 151. Warren G. Harding. Exceptional limited edition etching

by Jaques Reich from 1922, 11.5 x 17.25, one of 30 artist proofs portraying President Harding in a handsome head-and-shoulders pose, signed in the lower border in pencil, “Warren G. Harding,” and by the artist, “Jacques Reich.” Matted to a slightly larger size. In fine condition, with light creasing and toning to the mat. An uncommonly large portrait of Harding, a president who remains scarce in signed images, photographs or otherwise. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

152. Woodrow Wilson. Partly-

printed DS as president, one page, 22.75 x 18.75, November 22, 1913. President Wilson recognizes the appointment of a Russian diplomat, in part: “Satisfactory evidence having been exhibited to me that Nikolai Bogoyavlensky has been appointed Consul of Russia at Nome, Alaska, and Seattle, Washington, I do hereby recognize him as such, and declare him free to exercise and enjoy such functions, powers and privileges as are allowed to Consuls by the law of Nations, or by the laws of the United States.” Neatly signed at the conclusion by Wilson and countersigned by Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan. The crisply embossed white paper seal affixed to the lower left remains fully intact. In very good to fine condition, with some light toning and a small tear to the bottom of one of the intersecting folds. An especially interesting foreign relations document, as Alaska—which had been purchased from Russia for two cents per acre in 1867—was officially incorporated as a territory just a year earlier in 1912. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

153. Warren G. Harding. Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 23 x 19, May 20, 1922. President Harding appoints Mrs. Harriet Dek Woods of Illinois as “Superintendent of the Library Building and Grounds.” Nicely signed at the conclusion by Harding and countersigned by Secretary of State Charles Evans Hughes. The crisply embossed white paper seal affixed to the lower left remains fully intact. In fine condition, with minor creasing to edges. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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“I am very hopeful of reaching some settlement in the coal industry” 154. Calvin Coolidge. TLS as president, one page, 7 x 9, black-

bordered White House letterhead, August 28, 1923. Letter to Massachusetts Senator Henry Cabot Lodge, in full: “Things are moving along quietly at Washington, as you, no doubt, know fully well as I do. I am very hopeful of reaching some settlement in the coal industry, and feel that having the assistance of Governor Pinchot will be especially helpful. He has a position that allows him to exert a pressure on the situation which, in addition to what we can do, ought to bridge about an adjustment. I certainly should have felt that I was not availing myself of every possible means of exerting a helpful influence, if I had not indicated to him my wish for his cooperation. I suppose you will be back in town in the near future.” In fine condition, with staple holes and paperclip impression to the upper left corner. Accompanied by a copy of Lodge’s response to Coolidge, dated August 30, 1923. In both 1922 and 1923, the anthracite fields of northeastern Pennsylvania were the sites of large, crippling work stoppages, strikes which originated from hostilities between the United Mine Workers of America, who demanded higher wages and a more unified membership, and the small group of operators who controlled the majority of the coal fields. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

155. Calvin Coolidge. Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 23 x 19, December 9, 1926. President Coolidge appoints J. Klahr Huddle as “a Consul of the United States of America at Cologne, Germany, for Cologne…I do hereby pray and request the Government of Germany, its Governors and Officers to permit the said J. Klahr Huddle fully and peaceably to enjoy and exercise the said office.” Crisply signed at the conclusion by Coolidge and countersigned by Secretary of State Frank B. Kellogg. The crisply embossed white paper seal affixed to the lower left remains fully intact. In fine condition, with minor creasing to the upper right corner. An especially large, clean, and attractive presidential appointment. A career Foreign Service officer, Huddle would go on to serve as the first US ambassador to Burma from 1947 to 1949. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA. Starting Bid $200

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The 32nd president’s premium embossed matchbook 156. Franklin D. Roosevelt. President Roosevelt’s per-

sonally-owned and -used fine quality brown leather matchbook, measuring 2 x 2.25 closed, featuring his gilt-embossed initials on the front flap, “FDR.” The matchbook is fully stocked with 15 matches and features a small black fastener at the bottom, allowing the matches to be replaced—a function of FDR’s valet. In very fine condition. Accompanied by an unsigned photo and a letter of provenance from the wife of Arthur S. Prettyman, who had served as Roosevelt’s valet from 1939 until his death in 1945, and continued to work for President Truman, as his personal valet, until he left office, in 1953. In part: “It gives me pleasure to present to you one of the leather matchbook covers that was owned and used by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. These were given to my husband, Arthur S. Prettyman sometime during World War II, by the President…The personal matches of the President have 1/2 inch FDR initials embossed in gold on the leather cover…These personal matchbook covers are most attractive.” A cogent piece of FDR history—a necessity for the lifelong cigarette smoker. The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection. Starting Bid $200

“I have no desire even to run for the most thankless office in the land” 157. Franklin D. Roosevelt. TLS signed “FDR,” one page, 8 x 10.5, State of New York, Executive Chamber letterhead, October 17, 1930. Letter to Nelson C. Brown of Syracuse University’s New York State College of Forestry, in full: “You will notice that I insist on keeping up that title. Many thanks for your mighty nice letter. I certainly appreciate all you say, except when you talk about my being a candidate for President. I hope that that honor will be spared to me for, for purely selfish reasons, I have no desire even to run for the most thankless office in the land. After this election is all over, I am going down to Warm Springs, but before I go I shall try to dig out at Hyde Park my old book giving the dates of planting the various trees at Hyde Park, and I shall send you from Warm Springs a more or less detailed description of nineteen years of work there. Later on you and Mrs. Brown must run down and see us again.” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. During this time period, Roosevelt was well-established as New York’s no-nonsense, anti-corruption governor, and was determined to reclaim his seat in the forthcoming state election less than a month away. Despite his personal feelings, Roosevelt’s strong base and high visibility made him an obvious candidate for the Democratic nomination in 1932. An exceptional letter that references Hyde Park, Warm Springs, and FDR’s presidential trepidation. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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Truman’s influential ‘Four Point’ inaugural address

158. 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 $1500

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159. Dwight D. Eisenhower. Souvenir typescript of General Dwight Eisenhower’s Order of the Day on June 6, 1944, delivered upon the D-Day invasion of France, 5.5 x 8.75, removed from one of Eisenhower’s limited edition Crusade in Europe books, signed at the conclusion in black ink by Eisenhower. The order reads, in part: “Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Forces: You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you…But this is the year 1944! Much has happened since the Nazi triumphs of 1940-41. The United Nations have inflicted upon the Germans great defeats, in open battle, man-to-man. Our air offensive has seriously reduced their strength in the air and their capacity to wage war on the ground. Our Home Fronts have given us an overwhelming superiority in weapons and munitions of war, and placed at our disposal great reserves of trained fighting men. The tide has turned!” Archivally matted and framed with a portrait of Eisenhower at his desk to an overall size of 19.75 x 16.5. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

JFK appoints an “Examiner–in–Chief” at the United States Patent Office 160. John F. Kennedy. Rare partly-printed DS as president, one page, 19.5 x 15.5, June 14, 1961. President Kennedy appoints Arthur W. Crocker of Maryland as “Examiner–in– Chief, United States Patent Office.” Signed at the conclusion by Kennedy, and countersigned by Secretary of Commerce Luther H. Hodges. Brilliant silver Department of Commerce seal with purple ribbon remains fully affixed to lower left. Framed and in fine condition. An unusual presidential commission and the first such Kennedy-signed ‘commerce’ appointment we have ever offered. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $500

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JFK sends a racial postcard: “This fellow looks ready for a good cry like you know who”

161. John F. Kennedy. ALS signed “Jack,” on the correspondence side of a 5.25 x 3.5 picture postcard, postmarked

Palm Beach, March 7, 1955. Kennedy writes to Grace Burke in Boston. In full: “This fellow looks ready for a good cry like you know who, Grace.” The postcard has additionally been signed “Dave &” by Kennedy’s aide, Dave Powers. The startling image features a tearful African-American on his knees, menaced by three alligators (one of whom has him by the seat of the pants), captioned by “A Darky’s Prayer,” a verse in ridiculous, stereotypical ‘black’ dialect: “Dese gaters looks so feary / And yet dey ‘peered so tame / But now that I done met ‘em / I’ll neber be de same.” In very good condition, with mild handling wear, Powers’s signature lightly touching JFK’s, and faint water staining causing slight running to a few letters of text. The writing is otherwise clear and dark. JFK was in Florida recovering from back surgery in which a metal plate and screws were removed—surgery that compounded his already chronic back pain and left him with a lifetime of discomfort. Just a few days before mailing this postcard, he had resumed walking without crutches, although he was still two months away from returning to his duties in the US Senate. It’s no doubt that the pain left Kennedy with a desire for the “good cry” mentioned here, though the subject matter of the postcard remains shocking on a number of levels. At the time, JFK was one of the most prominent figures in the Senate, and the country was embroiled in some of the most active civil-rights activities in history. One can only wonder whether his apparent lack of political judgment shown here was a reflection of his political views at the time. History shows that Kennedy was among the politicians who voted against Eisenhower’s 1957 Civil Rights Act. Even so, Kennedy’s civil rights record clearly underwent a significant evolution in the span of less than a decade—prompted, some theorize, by a combination of inner conviction and purely political considerations. Over time, JFK became an outspoken advocate of minorities, culminating in such highly visible episodes as the dispatch of thousands of troops to ensure the safe enrollment of African-American James Meredith at the University of Mississippi in 1962, as well as his own Civil Rights Act, signed into law in 1964 by his successor, LBJ. A startling, one-of-a-kind political faux pas by one of America’s most significant leaders. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $300

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Johnson chooses to not seek reelection: “It is the compassion and courage of the American character that must unite our people now in good faith and great purpose” 162. Lyndon B. Johnson. Very desirable TLS as president, one page, 6.75 x 8.75, White House letterhead, April 2, 1968. Letter to Democratic Party fundraiser and powerbroker Cyril Magnin, in full: “You have given me many gifts of the heart over the years, but your thoughtfulness at this time is something to treasure all my life. I am deeply grateful that this nation can draw strength from your own example. It is the compassion and courage of the American character that must unite our people now in good faith and great purpose. Your understanding gives me every cause to hope that my personal decision will inspire a public resolve to combine in the work of peace and freedom. There is no higher interest for any American at this critical hour. I am proud to pursue it with you.” In fine to very fine condition. On March 31, 1968, just two days before writing this letter, President Johnson surprised the nation when he announced that he would not seek, nor accept, the nomination for another term as president. The statement served to punctuate Johnson’s televised address in which he called for a halt to bombing in Northern Vietnam and the deployment of only a fraction of the troops initially requested. An exceptional letter relating to Johnson’s historic “personal decision.” Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

Scarce 1975 autograph letter from the nominee-to-be 163. 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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Nancy Reagan’s personalized napkins and ribbon

The President and Mrs. Reagan’s table linens

164. Nancy Reagan. Unusual

grouping of Nancy Reagan’s personalized items: a full box of Merrimade white paper luncheon napkins, 8.5 x 8.5, monogrammed with her initials in red, “NDR”; a full box of Merrimade white paper cocktail napkins, 5 x 5, monogrammed with her initials in red, “NDR”; and a spool of white gift ribbon printed with her red facsimile signature, “Nancy Reagan.” In overall fine condition. Provenance: The Private Collection of President & Mrs. Ronald Reagan, Lot 571, Christie’s, September 2016. Starting Bid $200

165. Ronald and Nancy Reagan. Group of Ronald and

Nancy Reagan’s personally-owned table linens, consisting of six off-white 16 x 11 lacy placemats embroidered in white with urns of flowers, and six 16.5 x 16.5 napkins embroidered with a matching design. In overall very good to fine condition, with folds and scattered staining to a few pieces. Provenance: The Private Collection of President & Mrs. Ronald Reagan, Lot 569, Christie’s, September 2016. Starting Bid $200

166. George W. Bush. Booklet for President Bush’s State of the Union address

on January 29, 2002, his first since the September 11 attacks of 2001, 6.5 x 10, eight pages, signed and inscribed on the front cover in black felt tip, “To Mitch, George Bush.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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167. John Quincy Adams

168. Chester A. Arthur

169. George Bush

170. George Bush

171. George Bush

172. George Bush

173. George W. Bush

174. Jimmy Carter

175. Jimmy Carter

176. Jimmy Carter

177. Jimmy Carter

178. Grover Cleveland

179. Grover Cleveland

180. Bill Clinton

181. Bill and Hillary Clinton

182. Bill and Hillary Clinton

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183. Bill and Hillary Clinton

184. Bill and Hillary Clinton

185. Bill and Hillary Clinton

186. Calvin Coolidge

187. Dwight D. Eisenhower

188. Dwight D. Eisenhower

189. Dwight D. Eisenhower

190. Dwight D. Eisenhower

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191. Dwight D. Eisenhower

192. Gerald Ford

193. Gerald Ford

194. Gerald Ford

195. Julia D. Grant

196. Warren G. Harding

197. Benjamin Harrison

198. Herbert Hoover

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200. Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson

201. Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson

202. William McKinley

203. Richard Nixon

204. Richard Nixon

205. Richard Nixon

206. Richard Nixon

207. Richard Nixon

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210. Nixon, Ford, and Bush

213. Ronald Reagan

214. Ronald Reagan

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211. Presidents and First Ladies Starting Bid $200

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215. Franklin D. Roosevelt

217. William H. Taft

218. William H. Taft

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216. Theodore Roosevelt

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219. Harry and Bess Truman

220. Harry S. Truman

221. Harry S. Truman

222. Harry S. Truman

223. Harry S. Truman

224. Donald Trump

225. Donald Trump

226. Donald Trump

227. Donald Trump

228. Donald Trump

229. Donald Trump

230. Woodrow Wilson

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notables

Declaration of Independence 231. Josiah Bartlett. Physician and signer of the Declaration of Independence from

New Hampshire (1729–1795) who served as that state’s governor from 1790 to 1794. Partly-printed ADS, signed twice, “Josiah Bartlett,” one page, 7.75 x 12.5, July 13, 1773. Land agreement between Elizabeth Filing and Job Keniston, both of Rockingham County, New Hampshire, filled out entirely in Josiah Bartlett’s hand. In part: “I Elizabeth Filing of Exeter…and Province of New Hampshire spinster, For and in Consideration of the Sum of Twenty five shillings Lawful Money of said Province of New Hampshire to me in Hand, paid before the Delivery hereof, by Job Keniston…the Receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge, have given, granted, bargained, sold and released…a certain piece of Land in said Brentwood being the Homestead of my late father.” Signed at the conclusion by Bartlett both as a witness and as a justice of the peace; also signed by his wife, Mary Bartlett, as a witness. In fine condition, with some splitting along intersecting folds. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA. Starting Bid $200

1765 bond by the extremely rare North Carolina signer 232. Joseph Hewes. Secretary of the Naval Affairs Committee during the Revolutionary War who signed the Declaration of Independence, one of only three Quakers to do so (1730–1779). Very rare manuscript DS, signed “Joseph Hewes,” one page, 7.5 x 10, June 14, 1765. Bond undertaken by George Erskine, John Gough, John Hodgson, and George Blair in the amount of £100, promising to appear to answer the trespassing charges against them of Hugh Wallace. Boldly signed in the lower left by Hewes and countersigned by five others. Fragile and in very good condition, with tears and paper loss due to ink erosion. Born in New Jersey, Hewes had settled down in North Carolina only five years earlier and was subsequently elected to the state legislature in 1763. When he was made Secretary of the Naval Affairs Committee in 1776, he found the fledgling American Navy in a poor state and, as a successful merchant, was able to provide his own extensive fleet of ships and outfit them for battle. He also selected the most capable men as commanders, including the great John Paul Jones. Afflicted with ailing health, Hewes had to return home shortly after signing the Declaration of Independence and passed away in 1779 at just 49 years old. Hewes’s untimely death has made his autograph especially scarce, and he is considered among the ‘very rare’ signers of the Declaration. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $1000

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233. Francis Hopkinson. Signer of the Declaration of

Independence from New Jersey (1737–1791) who is also known as the designer of the first official American flag. Partly-printed DS, signed “F. Hopkinson,” one page, 8.25 x 4, November 22, 1779. An international currency exchange document, in part: “At Thirty Days Sight of this Fourth Bill, First, Second and Third not paid, pay to Samuel Mifflin or Order, Sixty Dollars, in Three Hundred Livres Tournois, for Interest due on Money borrowed by the United States.” Neatly signed at the conclusion by Hopkinson as treasurer of loans and countersigned by Thomas Smith as commissioner of the Continental Loan-Office of Pennsylvania. Mounted, cloth-matted, and framed to an overall size of 16 x 11.5. In fine condition, with some light toning. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA. Starting Bid $200

Penn endorses a 1774 arrest order 234. John Penn.

Signer of the Declaration of Independence from North Carolina (1741–1788) who also practiced law and served in the Continental Congress. Very rare ink endorsement signature, “J. Penn,” on the reverse of a manuscript legal document, one page, 7.5 x 6.25, May 4, 1774. An arrest order, in part: “George the third by the grace of God King of great Britain &c To the sheriff of Granville County We Command you that you take the body of Robert Robertson Labourer if he be found in your bailiwick and him safely keep so that you have him before the Justices of our Inferior Court.” Signed at the conclusion of the document by clerk Reuben Searcy. In very good condition, with repaired separations to vertical folds, significant dampstaining to top edge, and some scattered foxing and toning. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $300

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235. Robert Morris. Important financier who signed the

Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, and Constitution (1734–1806). Partly-printed DS, signed “Rob’t Morris,” one page, 12.75 x 9.75, October 15, 1795. Document certifying that “James Rees is entitled to Four Shares in the entire Property of the North American Land Company; the Dividend whereof shall not be less than Six Dollars on each Share Annually.” Boldly signed at the conclusion by Morris as the company’s president and countersigned by James Marshall as secretary. In very good to fine condition, with chipping to the edges. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

Twice-signed “Dr. Rush” autograph letter on “liberal compensation for medical services” 236. 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 “Benj’n Rush,” one page, 6.25 x 8, December 9, 1795. Letter to Henry Clymer, in full: “Dr. Rush hereby acknowledges the liberal compensation for medical services, rendered to Mr: Henry Clymer, this day received in full of all demands.” In very good to fine condition, with irregular toning and a repair to address leaf. A boldly penned example signed both within the text and at the conclusion. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA. Starting Bid $300

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Scarce 1776 pay order issued to a lighthouse keeper at New Castle 237. Matthew Thornton. Revolutionary War-dated ADS, signed “M. Thornton, Pres. P.T.,” one page, 7 x 3.5, September 20, 1776. Pay order issued to Nathaniel Gohnan, in full: “Pursuant to a vote of Council & As[sembly] pay Nathaniel Jorden for taking care of [a] Light House at New Castle, five pounds, six shillings, & six pence—.” Signed at the conclusion by Thornton. In very good to fine condition, with scattered light staining and toning. Thornton was elected to the Continental Congress after the debates and vote on independence had concluded. He did not arrive in Philadelphia until November 1776, but he was still granted permission to sign the document. He stands as one of several who signed the document but did not vote for independence. War-dated examples of Thornton’s hand in any form are scarce. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $500

238. William Williams.

Partly-printed DS, signed three times, “Wm. Williams,” one page, 7.25 x 12, September 29, 1761. Document concerning a real estate transaction, in part: “I Samuel Hide Jun’r of Lebanon…and of Colony of Connecticut in New England, For the Consideration of One other Tract of Land containing Four Acres…Received to my full Satisfaction, of Jonathan Trumble of said Town, County & Colony, Do Give, Grant, Bargain, Sell and Confirm unto the Said Jonathan Trumble, his Heirs & Assigns, one certain Tract of Land lying in Lebanon.” Signed at the conclusion by Williams as a witness, and also endorsed by him below, “Windham County, Lebanon, 29th Sept’r 1761. Then came Mr. Samuel Hide Jun’r Signer & Ensealer of the foregoing instrument & Acknowledged The Same to be his…Wm. Williams Just. Pacis.” Endorsed again by Williams on the reverse, “Rec’d & entered on the 9th Book of Records for Land in Lebanon…Wm. Williams Regist’r.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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239. James Wilson. Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Pennsylvania (1742–1798), and one of only six men who signed both the Declaration and the US Constitution. Manuscript DS, one page both sides, 2.5 x 7.75, March 5, 1794. A promissory note, in full: “Six months after date We promise to pay to James Wilson Esquire or order Six thousand six Hundred and sixty four dollars, for value received.” Endorsed on the reverse in black ink, “James Wilson, For Rob’t Morris, Garrett Cottinger.” Removably encapsulated in a mylar sleeve and in fine condition. The mention of “Rob’t Morris” is likely in reference to fellow Pennsylvania signer and noted Revolution financier Robert Morris, a longtime associate who partnered with Wilson in directing the newly founded Bank of North America in 1781. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

240. James Wilson. Ink endorsement signature, “Wilson,” on the reverse of a partly-printed legal document, one page, 5.75 x 6.5, October 23, 1773. The document concerns a debt payment between Andrew Hawke and Conrad Manusmith. Several clerical notations dated January 1774 appear above Wilson’s signature. In very good to fine condition, with light toning, and a split along the vertical fold. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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American Politicians and Leaders Duff Green urges Calhoun of “the necessity of a change in our intercourse with the differant Indian tribes on our border” 241. John C. Calhoun. Fascinating ALS signed “Duff Green,” four pages on two adjoining sheets, 7.5 x 12.5, March 12, 1821. Passionate and lengthy letter addressed by General Duff Green to the “Hon. Secretary of War Department,” John C. Calhoun, in part (spelling and grammar retained): “A late outrage committed on the persons & property of some citizens who engaged in an enterprise for the Council Bluffs, goes strongly to prove the necessity of a change in our intercourse with the differant Indian tribes on our border. The circumstances of the outrage as well as the loss sustaned are herewith transmitted and a confident hope is entertained that the Government will endemnify the sufferers. There are some points in this claim which I beg leave to notice. The offence proven to have been committed within our territory & now if M Ross intended to cross the line, & it were improper for him to do so, the intention to cross cannot justify the Indians within our territory, of course the claim for indemnity for whiskey is as good as for any other article. It is further proved that the whiskey was intended as a supply for the troops at the council Bluffs and altho I have it not in evidence yet I believe it will appear by the reports from that place that there was none or very little there on account of the Government, and altho the commanding General has been careful not to envolve the Government in avoidable expences, yet it has been his professed policy to encourge citizens to furnish supplies when the situation of the troops, or a deficency on the part of the contractor made it necessary.  If the Government make a military establishment in the Indian Teritory, and encourge the citizens to forward supplies by a road opened for the expressd purpose of facilitating communications with that post, are they not bound in good faith to protect all who relying on the pledge (implied if not expressed) risque their property in the Indian Territory much more then are they bound to protect all such in our own territory. In answer to this are we told that the offending tribe have no annuity from which the amount can be deducted and that no provision is made for such claims. Does not this case go strongly to prove the necessity of making provision for such claims? Under present regulations if the Indians steal horses, all that is required of them is to deliver them up when demanded; thus if war parties from the different tribes are disappointed in their excursions, they are sure to put themselves in countenance by stealing from us, the difficulty of identifying the offenders makes it probable that the horses will never be demanded; and if they are the best are generally kept and others old and broken down given up in their stead, in the mean time the offending pass unpunished. If a white man steals a horse, he suffers the penalty of the law - If an Indian steals a horse he rides him untill worn down with hunger & fatigue, he may give him up & pass unpunished—in addition to this aggravating difference, the frontier setlers heretofore have been compelled to go to St Louis & expend as much or more money as the horses were worth in reclaiming them—Do you not suppose the Indians have sense enough to see their advantage? If they steal horses and are detected they have only to give them up; if they steal & are not detected they have the horses—If the tribe were made responsible not only for the stolen property, but for the thieves and the thieves thus given up were executed, the others would be detered from stealing—one example of this kind would have more effect than ten thousand talks.” Includes a full transcript of the letter. In very good condition, with overall toning and light staining. Starting Bid $200

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242. John Q. A. Brackett. Mas-

sachusetts lawyer and politician (1842– 1918) who served as the state’s lieutenant governor and governor between 1887 and 1891. Partlyprinted DS, two pages, 11 x 17, December 10, 1890. Governor Brackett appoints William M. Olin to be “One of Our Commissioners to administer to Public Officers the Paths required by the Constitution.” Signed below the affixed Massachusetts state seal in black ink by Brackett. In very good condition, with old tape along central horizontal fold, splitting along folds and fragile hinge, and tears to edges. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

244. Continental Congress: Elias Boudinot. American lawyer and statesman (1740–1821) who served as president of the Continental Congress from 1782 to 1783 and later became a US Representative from New Jersey and director of the United States Mint. ADS, one page, 7.5 x 4.5, April 21, 1786. Document accounting for costs in a 1781 legal case, with the receipt of payment recorded at the bottom: “Rec’d April 21 1786 of Robert Stockton Esq. the above sum of One hundred & fifty two Pounds & five Shillings which he is to levy out of the Def[endant]t’s Goods &c.” In fine condition, with one small edge tear. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

After briefly serving as an envoy to the British, Clay seeks to retake his vacated Congressional seat 243. Henry Clay. Interesting ALS signed “H. Clay,” one page

both sides, 7.75 x 9.75, October 9, 1815. Letter to M. D. Hardin, in part: “I think it is my duty to state for the consideration and decision of the Governor the situation in which the representation in the H. of R. of the U. States for this District is placed. Under a commission from the President, as Minister Plenipotentiary and Extraordinary to treat with Great Britain of Commerce, I acted after the third of March last, and as last as the third of July, on which day I signed a Convention, regulating certain branches of the Commercial Intercourse between the two Countries. By the second paragraph of the sixth section of the first article of the Constitution of the U. States, ‘ no person holding any office under the U. States shall be a member of either house during his continuance in office.’ Having been elected a member for this district and my term of service commencing on the 4th of March last, the question is was my seat vacated by the office which I held, certainly as late as the third of July last, under the U. States?…I take the liberty of inclosing for your perusal the letter of a gentleman of distinguished talents who has made some research into the subject.” In very good to fine condition, with light toning and staining. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, with the center panel addressed in Clay’s own hand. Clay’s tenure as a Kentucky congressman was interrupted from 1814 to 1815, when he traveled to Europe to sign a commercial convention as minister plenipotentiary to Great Britain. His worries concerning his vacated former seat were allayed not long after having written this letter; on October 30, 1815, Clay filled his own vacancy when he was elected in a special election as a Democratic Republican to the Fourteenth Congress. A fascinating bit of Clay history. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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The last president of the Continental Congress, inquiring about “a vacancy in the Judiciary” 245. Continental Congress: Cyrus Griffin. Lawyer and judge (1748–1810) who served as the last president of the Continental Congress, holding office from January 22, 1788, to November 2, 1788. He resigned after the ratification of the United States Constitution rendered the old Congress obsolete. Rare ALS signed “C. Griffin,” one page, 7.75 x 9.75, March 15, 1808. Letter thanking his correspondent for providing assistance to his son. In part: “My son & myself beg leave to return our sincere and grateful acknowledgments, for the trouble you have taken in his behalf; and as from the goodness of your Heart, you have expressed a pleasure to afford my son any assistance in your power, I take the liberty of asking that kind assistance, if a vacancy in the Judiciary should take place, in any of the Territories on the Mississippi.” Inlaid into a slightly larger sheet. In fine condition, with archival tape on the reverse providing reinforcement to the central horizontal fold. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $300

246. Continental Congress: Thomas Mifflin.

American statesman (1744–1800) who served as president of the Continental Congress from 1783 to 1784, was a signer of the US Constitution, and became first governor of Pennsylvania. ALS, one page, 7.75 x 12.75, May 16, 1789. Letter of introduction, in part: “I do not address you at this Time in behalf of Friends whose Situations in Life have made Office or Acknowledgment necessary to them—I most heartily recommend to your friendly Attentions Mr. Fox, Mr. Norris, & Mr. Bleckly, young gentlemen of this City of excellent Character good Connections and more than independent Fortunes. They intend to visit Boston & your Capital and may want besides your Friendship at York, a kind recommendation to the Eastward.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200 84 | September 13, 2017 | NOTABLES

247. Continental Congress: Arthur St. Clair. American soldier and

politician (1737–1818) who rose to the rank of major general in the Continental Army during the American Revolution but lost his command after a controversial retreat from Fort Ticonderoga; he went on to serve as president of the Continental Congress in 1787. Uncommon ALS signed “Ar. St. Clair,” one page, 6 x 7.75, no date. Letter concerning his finances, in part: “Col. Patton shewed me Yesterday a Note he had received from you, and I called to thank you for the Civility but was not fortunate enough to find you at Home, and I am again unfortunate in that respect. Will you be pleased Sir to add to the kindness of your intimation that of delaying the Issue of process as long as it can be done to come in time for the next Term. I do expect that Mr. Troutman and the Creditors of our late House will be satisfied before that time, but I can take no steps towards until Mr. John Bayard comes.” Professionally inlaid into a slightly larger sheet. Intersecting folds with a few small separations, scattered foxing, and several small circular stains to the upper right, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200


248. Continental Congress: Peyton Randolph. Planter and public official

from the colony of Virginia (1721–1775) who served as speaker of the Virginia House of Burgesses, president of Virginia Conventions, and first president of the Continental Congress. Rare partly-printed banknote from colonial Virginia for five pounds, 6.75 x 5, March 4, 1773, signed at the bottom by the speaker of the Virginia House of Burgesses, “Peyton Randolph,” and the associate justice of the Virginia Supreme Court, “John Blair.” In fine condition, with scattered light stains. Randolph went on to serve as the first president of the Continental Congress in 1774; Blair carried out one of the most distinguished legal careers of his day, signing the Constitution in 1787 and going on to influence its interpretation during his years on the Supreme Court. A desirable pairing of signatures from two founding fathers on a well-preserved piece of colonial currency. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $300

249. William B. Franklin.

Illegitimate son of Benjamin Franklin (1730–1813) who served as the last colonial governor of New Jersey. Manuscript DS, signed “Wm: Franklin,” one page, 12.25 x 15.5, October 27, 1770. As governor of New Jersey, Franklin approves a bill passed by the state legislature entitled “An Act to Naturalize Frederick Outgelt, Leonard Nymaster, Peter Lupp, John Bower, Lawrence Eykeinier, George Obert, Peter Obert and John Irick.” Signed at the conclusion by Governor Franklin and countersigned by Peter Kemble and Stephen Crane. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

250. Nathaniel Gorham. Massa-

chusetts delegate (1738–1796) and president to the Continental Congress, who was one of the signers of the United States Constitution. Revolutionary Wardated 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

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Remarkable 1778 letter about the captured Daniel Boone, slave prices, and the forthcoming alliance with France 251. Patrick Henry. Revolutionary War–dated ALS signed “P. Henry,” one page both sides, 7.25 x 9, March 15, 1778. Letter to his brother-in-law William Christian. In part: “Yours by Moody came both of them safe to hand may have a good bargain of D. Bottom as Money will still decrease in value. But I think you ought to give more to it, because it can’t make any capitilization for the better in your affairs. Lay this down for about viz. not to remove without capitally benefiting yourself otherwise you’ll be forever unsettled. The place we live at is certainly preferable on many accounts and has many advantages especially for the children who you know best….Don’t go for a trifling advantage—Besides Lomax has heard of much Land to sell in Henry…I’ve sent Jno. Payne to look and he has not returned. I know not the price…if I get a large Tract shall have my way altogether….I expect there is room…to have an end of uncertainty of abode. But I must wait. Will you write me what my James River Land will fetch?…Pray write me…I shall go soon for I’ve not a moment to do it by this man. I don’t believe that all [Daniel] Boon[e]’s party are lost—my dear wife says she has enquired for the Shoes, but at present do not hear of any but will secure them as soon as possible. They ask too much for making a pair. I’m offered £4000 for some Scotch and some Neg[roe]s but shall take no less than 5000. Negroes rise price with that fellows are £300. Most people talk of the war with England supposing…a wise proposal will be made to gain time & then attack them with great reinforcements. Several ships arrive from France with goods which keep up yet. The news they bring to us is important. The French are very friendly still.” Restored to very good condition, with three sections in the margin replaced and filled out in a modern hand with missing words, repaired separations to intersecting folds, and scattered toning and soiling. This letter is cited in the authoritative biography Daniel Boone: The Life and Legend of an American Pioneer by John Mack Faragher. Henry touches upon a series of fascinating topics at a critical point in American history, including his own business affairs, the recent capture of Daniel Boone and his men, the cost of slaves, the public’s outlook on the Revolution, and crucial French aid against Great Britain. On February 7, Daniel Boone was leading a hunting expedition when he was surprised by Shawnee warriors and forced to surrender himself and his 26-man party. Their absence soon discovered and fate unknown, news of the disappearance reached Virginia in March amid rumors that they were captured, massacred, or even turncoat Loyalists off to fight for the British. Henry was rightfully optimistic—Boone bluffed his way into his Shawnee captors’ confidence and escaped in June after learning of their planned attack on Boonesborough. He raced home and responded with a preemptive raid against the Shawnees across the Ohio River before successfully leading the defense of Boonesborough during a ten-day retaliatory siege. At the same time, France was officially entering the Revolutionary War as an American ally. In signing the Treaty of Alliance in February 1778, France became the first country to officially recognize the United States as an independent nation. Under this alliance, France supplied the “great reinforcements” anticipated by the American public with both ‘boots on the ground’ military might and enormous financial support. Autograph letters by Henry of this great length are exceedingly scarce and rarely found with such diverse and important content. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $500

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252. Patrick Henry. Desirable

large ink signature, “P. Henry,” on an off-white 4 x 1.5 vellum slip. Double-matted and framed with a portrait to an overall size of 9.5 x 13.75. In fine condition, with some light skipping to the ink. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

254. Robert Livingston, Sr.

253. John A. King. New York congressman (1788–1867) who served as Governor of New York from 1857 to 1858, a period noted for improvements to the State’s education system and the enlargement of the Erie Canal. Partly-printed vellum DS, one page, 15.25 x 10, May 26, 1858. Governor King appoints Samuel H. Maynard as “1st Lieutenant in the 71st Regiment, in the 1st Brigade in the 1st Division N.Y.S.M.” Signed at the conclusion by King. The striking yellow adjutant general seal remains affixed to lower left. In very good condition, with staining over the right half of the document, and three small holes along the central vertical fold. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

Lawyer, politician, and diplomat from New York (1746–1813) known as ‘The Chancellor,’ who was one of the five original drafters of the Declaration of Independence. Vellum manuscript DS, endorsed on the reverse by Livingston, “’By the Statute’—Allowed 18 Dec’r 1794, Rob’t R. Livingston,” one page, 9.5 x 4.5, December 17, 1794. State of New York legal document, in part: “We Command you that you have the Body of William Short detained in your prison under your Custody…and detaining the said William Short before Robert R. Livingston Esquire Chancellor of the State of New York—at his Chambers situate in Broad Way.” Retains the wax seal affixed at upper left. In very good condition, with moderate overall toning and creasing. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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255. Robert Livingston, Sr and Marinus Willett. Manuscript DS, signed “Robt. R. Livingston Chancellor” and “M. Willett Sheriff,” three pages on two sheets, 8 x 13, December 1794. The first page is a document signed by Willet, December 18, 1794, concerns a writ of arrest for “William Short on the Oath of William Norton of being concerned in Swindling him in the Seventh Ward.” The second page is a document signed by Livingston, dated December 20, 1794, concerning the case against Short. In good to very good condition, with toning and creasing, rough edges, splitting along folds, and some fold separations somewhat crudely repaired with archival tape; Willet’s signature is completely bisected by a tear. Livingston was a lawyer, politician, and diplomat from New York (1746–1813) known as ‘The Chancellor,’ who was one of the five original drafters of the Declaration of Independence. Willett (1740–1830) was a distinguished soldier during the Revolutionary War who went on to serve as sheriff of New York City under Mayor Richard Varick. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

256. Caleb Strong. Attorney and politician (1745–1819) who served as the sixth and tenth governor of Massachusetts. Partly-printed DS, one page, 15.25 x 9.75, September 22, 1802. As governor of Massachusetts, Strong appoints John McDonald as “Ensign of a Company in the fifth Regiment of the first Brigade, Sixth Division of the Militia of this Commonwealth.” Crisply signed on the left side by Strong, and countersigned at the conclusion by John Avery as secretary. The white paper seal affixed to the upper left remains intact. In very good condition, with some splitting and small holes along intersecting folds. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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Activists and Social Leaders “‘A Preface to Morals’ is a bully good book” 257. Clarence Darrow. ALS, one page, 6 x 9.5, Murray Hill Hotel letterhead, April 27, 1931. Letter to Hubert Weiser, in part: “Walter Lippmann’s book ‘A Preface to Morals’ is a bully good book…Shall be home about May 12th and hope you will drop in some day and we will go to the ball game.” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, addressed in Darrow’s own hand. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

Douglas writes to an old friend and fellow US Ambassador to Haiti 258. Frederick Douglass. Rare ALS, two pages on two

adjoining sheets, 5 x 8, October 23, 1890. Letter to the AfricanAmerican diplomat Ebenezer Bassett, in part: “Thanks for your letter, I am glad that you have decided to leave for Hayti [sic]. If I am detained here, as I think I may be, three weeks longer, you can be maturing the necessary correspondences we shall have to send to the State Department soon after my arrival. I am still in the dark about my detention: but this cannot last long. I am sure that I am to return to my post whether my stay there shall be long or short. I wish you would call on Lucie Villa and tell me how you find things there. Kindly remember to Dr. Terres… Battista and all our circle. I almost wish I could go with you but I must obey orders and besides I think it will be wise for me to be touched by the sharp edge of a few frosty mornings here before enduring again a tropical climate. By the speech I send you will see that I am not quite played out. My friends here congratulate me on my good condition. Of course I do not deceive myself or allow them to deceive me about that. Dear Bassett, I fully confide in you to attend to everything about the Legation just the same as if I were there. A safe and pleasant voyage to you.” In fine condition, with areas of light toning. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, addressed in Douglass’s own hand. Bassett first met Douglass in the mid 1850s during the former’s tenure as a teacher at the Whiting School in New Haven, Connecticut. As leading abolitionist figures, their paths would inevitably cross throughout their lives, with the pair joining with other black leaders to organize a recruiting drive for black soldiers just days after the Battle of Gettysburg. When U. S. Grant was elected president in 1869, he appointed Bassett as United States Ambassador to civil war-torn Haiti, serving as minister resident for almost nine years of Haitian turmoil and trial where he proved a pioneer in providing political asylum and protecting human rights. In 1889, President Harrison appointed Douglass to be the United States’s minister resident and consul-general to the Republic of Haiti. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $500 www.RRAuction.com | 89


Keller and her family convey “a plot of land in Sheffield, Alabama” 259. Helen Keller. DS, five pages, 8.5 x

14.25, October 1906. Conveyance of land by executrix Kate A. Keller, the widow of A. H. Keller, executor William S. Keller, Aileen M. Keller, and Helen Keller, “the only living adult heirs of the said A. H. Keller,” in which they grant unto John Donk and J. S. Colyar, for the sum of $300, a plot of land in Sheffield, Alabama, “in the county of Colbert.” Signed near the bottom of the second page in pencil by Helen Keller. The document is also signed twice by Kate and William Keller (Helen’s mother and half-brother), and by William’s wife Aileen. The remaining three pages are signed by notary publics from the states of Alabama, Tennessee, and Massachusetts, and are dated between 1906 and 1909. In fine condition, with scattered stains and general light handling wear. Sheffield, Alabama, is the site of the historic Helen Keller Hospital, built in 1921 and originally known as Colbert County Hospital. In 1979, the center’s name was changed to Helen Keller Hospital, and is located less than one mile away from Keller’s birthplace Ivy Green in adjacent Tuscumbia. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

The union of Keller and Kenzan-Go, her new pet Akita 260. Helen Keller. Intriguing archive of material relating to Helen Keller and her gift of a new Akita dog from the Japanese government in 1939. The dog, Kenzan-Go, was presented to Keller following the death of her beloved first pet Akita, Kamikaze. The group is highlighted by two copies of an unsigned three-page typed letter from Keller addressed to Wilfried Fleisher in regard to the replacement of Kamikaze, in part: “With an overflowing heart whose throbs render mere words meaningless I thank you for one of the most beautiful kindnesses friends have devised to give me joy. Miss Olson has written of the trouble you have taken negotiating for an Akita dog from Nippon to replace my darling Kamikaze. I am touched as only one can be who has grieved over a rare angel–in–fur pet.” The archive includes: three vintage glossy photos, 2.75 x 4.5 and 4.5 x 2.75, depicting Kenzan–Go the Akita, with two photos featuring Keller’s longtime companion Polly Thomson; two copies of a letter addressed to Keller by Mary E. Gerhard, a teacher in Tohoku Gakuin, dated September 3, 1938, in part: “The delightful photograph of yourself and your majestic big dog and the cunning little fellows which you sent in June to the students of the North Japan College in Sendai, Japan, arrived safely just before the summer vacation began”; and three copies of a two-page letter addressed to Keller and Thomson by Ishiko Katsurauma, dated September 5, 1938, thanking them for a charitable donation in the wake of a series of disastrous floods. Also included is various correspondence addressed to Lyla M. Olson, who assisted to delivering Keller’s new Akita to America, including: a telegram from Fleischer: “Dog for Helen Keller arrives Kirishimaru June thirtieth”; a pair of handwritten introduction cards presenting Keller and Thomson; an ALS from Helen A. Sunday, the wife of ballplayer and noted evangelist Billy Sunday; and two TLSs from Nils A. Olsen, dated June 23, 1939, and July 3, 1939, relaying to her news of the incoming delivery of Keller’s new Akita aboard the “Krisimamuri” and the subsequent well-publicized arrival of “Kanzan Go” in New York. In overall fine condition. Accompanied by several original mailing envelopes. Starting Bid $200

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A challenge to Malcolm X’s division of race— “If you want pure sugar, you want dark sugar” 261. Malcolm X. DS, one onionskin page, 8.5 x 11, no date. One page of a partial letter sent to Malcolm X in the wake of his Alex Haleyconducted interview with Playboy Magazine in May 1963. The initial four lines consist of Malcolm X’s explanation of the inferior quality of the white race, “ask for dark flour, whole wheat flour. But if you ask for white bread, you want something that has no nutritional value. All the good that was in it has been bleached out of it, and it will constipate you. If you. If you want pure sugar, you want dark sugar.” The following text serves as a rebuttal to Malcolm X’s advocacy of race separation, in full: “Mr. Malcolm, consider this. Stop and think a moment seriously. What kind of a religion can you have whose entire basis is hatred. You talk about separating the blacks from whites to form an all-black nation. What kind of success could a nation have, any nation, whose very founding principle was hatred? Sir, Moses taught separation. Moses told the slavemaster Pharoah ‘Let my people go to a land flowing with milk and honey.’ No one said that Moses taught hate. Noah taught separation. Lot taught separation. Jesus said that when he comes it will be harvest time, and in the harvest the wheat will be separated from the chaff, the goats separated from the sheep, the righteous separated from the wicked, the oppressed separated from the oppressor. No one said that Jesus or Noah or lot taught hate. In fact, Jesus said that as it was in the days of Noah and Lot, so shall it be in the last day. Judgement Day is harvest time, and the good then will be separated from the bad. Never integrate at harvest time. You separate what you want from what you don’t want. That’s religion, that’s not hate. Mr. Malcolm, I am sure you know that there is considerable discussion about a Congressional probe of your organization…Sir, it’s a rumor is all I know.” Signed at the conclusion in black ballpoint by Macolm X, who draws a bracket around text indicating that he indeed looked over the content. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $300

262. Nelson Mandela. Semi-glossy 4 x 5.75 postcard photo a young Mandela

at the African National Congress conference in 1951, signed on his image in thin black felt tip, “N. Mandela, 9.12.96.” In fine condition, with a couple of light surface scuffs. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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Rare 1960 Malcolm X letter to Elijah Muhammad—“ALLAH really blessed me to thoroughly brainwash several of them” 263. Malcolm X. Remarkable TLS signed “Bro Malcolm X,” two pages, 8.5 x 11, As–Salaam–Alaikum letterhead, July 13, 1960. Expansive letter addressed to his teacher Elijah Muhammad, in full: “I thank ALLAH for the time He blessed me to be with you last week, and also for the financial help you gave me, which I know you need for yourself. I look upon it as ‘seed-corn,’ which I do not intend to eat, but to plant, so that when you see it again it will have produced a decidedly large ‘increase.’ The only reason I ever accept any money from you is to re-invest it out here in The FIELD for the growth of Islam. Your Radio Broadcast could be gotten into one of these New York stations through our contacts here if I could get a copy of the broadcast…We want your program on the air here in Harlem…I’m off to Philadelphia to show my slides tonight which show your followers’ economic progress and spiritual growth from coast to coast…I re-established contact with the Nigerian I had met on the plane coming back from Albany. ALLAH really blessed me to thoroughly brainwash several of them, and send them back to Nigeria loaded down with our literature and singing praises about the work you are doing among us here in America. Three of them made it to the Temple Sunday and got a small ‘dose’ of Yacub’s history. These Africans, all are government officials in their country, and will have the largest independent African nation when they get their freedom October 1st. They are all amazed and shocked at your message, work, and accomplishments here among us. I want you to know that I’m not trying to convert any of them, but my main purpose in dealing with them is always to establish good diplomatic relations with those in governmental positions, figuring somewhere done the line they may come in handy. Also, I get pictures of them talking and socializing with your followers here in America, which is good propaganda to use in impressing our ‘prestige-crazy’ dead brothers and sisters….especially since their eyes are turning increasingly towards Africa. Thirdly, I’m praying you will let me represent you and the Lost-found Nation of Islam in Nigeria October 1st, on their Independence Day. All other nations will be represented. I think if I were there, with the contacts and friends I’ve already made, it is highly possible to pull a major propaganda victory. Mr. John Patterson is the only so-called Negro downtown on Wall Street. He’s in the ($) investment business, high finance. His (all Negro) firm owns Harlem’s newest paper, The Citizen–Call, in which Dan Burley has a column…Mr. Patterson wants to know what he can do to help us. He is very impressed by what you have already done, and even more impressed by what you plan to do. I’ve approached him not on a religious basis, but on an economic basis he understands better. He’s young, intelligent, open-minded, and seems very race conscious. He’s considered a good business man. I explained your Future Plan to him, and he said it is in his field to set up the proper machinery (system) to raise funds, finance, or get financial backers for such projects. ALLAH has blessed me to sell him on the idea of meeting with you in person. He’s a native New Yorker and understands the cold facts of life. He sees the Handwriting on the Wall in Africa. He sees the Black Man coming to the top. And he sees you the only one in America with the VISION to devise a program that will be in keeping with the pace that is being set now all over the earth by Dark Mankind. I have another appointment with him Friday noon at his office, to meet his staff and co-workers…I will contact you after Friday to let you know what further developments. Meantime, I may also write Dan Burley and congradulate [sic] him on his column, and encourage him to send in more similar ones to this New York paper. He already has a large following here, and is most effective. I must dash off to Philadelphia.” Malcolm X adds a handwritten postscript to the conclusion: “In fact, I may call Burley and encourage him to keep writing about you in his New York column. It is actually more effective than if you were writing it yourself.” In fine condition. In August 1952, after seven years served for larceny and breaking and entering, Malcolm Little left the Norfolk Prison Colony as Malcolm X, a devout member of the Nation of Islam (NOI) and a committed disciple and pupil of Elijah Muhammad. Malcolm X used his intelligence and an imposing physical presence to rise ambitiously through the ranks of the NOI, recruiting members in great numbers while establishing new temples in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Georgia. The degree of his passion is readily apparent in this letter; of particular interest is the shrewdness with which Malcolm X spreads the NOI message. A uniquely fascinating glimpse into the inclusive, often manipulative role of Malcolm X during his ascent within the Nation of Islam. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $1000

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Businessmen Astor and others sponsor a hopeful consul 264. John Jacob Astor. LS signed “J.

J. Astor,” one page, 7 x 9.75, February 10, 1841. Letter of endorsement addressed to Secretary of State Daniel Webster, in full: “Mr. Alfred Seton of this city, an applicant for a foreign consulship—we leave to recommend as a fit incumbent. Seton was consul at Angostura S. A. under Monroe from 1824–1830.” Professionally inlaid into a larger off-white sheet. Signed at the conclusion by Astor and seven other New York City businessmen. In fine condition, with a trimmed left side. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

Ford publishes ‘Mary’s Little Lamb’ 265. Henry Ford. Signed book: The Story of Mary and Her Little Lamb. First edition. Dearborn, Michigan: Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ford, 1928. Stiff faux-leather cover, 5 x 8, 40 pages. Signed on the half-title page in fountain pen, “Henry Ford.” Autographic condition: fine, with mild soiling to signed page. Book condition: VG/None, with minor scuffing to spine, slight crack to front hinge, first free end page absent, and prior owner’s address label to front pastedown. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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266. Harley-Davidson: John A. Davidson. The son of

second-generation Harley-Davidson Motor Company president William H. Davidson (born 1935), who served as president of the company from 1973 to 1978. DS, signed “John A. Davidson,” one page both sides, 8.5 x 14, July 31, 1965. Agreement between the Harley-Davidson Motor Company and Paul W. Haines of Northumberland, Pennsylvania, in which the latter agrees to purchase “such Motorcycles, parts thereof, accessories, clothing, tools, oil, and other supplies” over the course of one year. Signed at the conclusion by Davidson. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200


267. Harley-Davidson: Walter C. Davidson. Executive and son of the cofounder of the Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Company (1913–1974). DS, signed “Walter C. Davidson,” one page both sides, 8.5 x 14, March 31, 1959. Agreement between the Harley-Davidson Motor Company and Paul W. Haines of Northumberland, Pennsylvania, in which the latter agrees to purchase “such Motorcycles, Sidecars, Servicecars” and other parts and accessories over the course of one year. Signed at the conclusion by Davidson. In fine condition. Precertified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

268. Harley-Davidson: William H. Davidson. The son of Harley-Davidson Motor Company cofounder William A. Davidson (1905–1992); he served as the company’s president for 29 years and raced on their behalf, winning the prestigious Jack Pine Trophy in 1929. DS, signed “Wm. H. Davidson,” one page both sides, 8.5 x 14, November 17, 1955. Agreement between the Harley-Davidson Motor Company and Paul W. Haines of Northumberland, Pennsylvania, in which the latter agrees to purchase “such Motorcycles, Sidecars, Servicecars, Package Trucks, Chassis” and other parts and accessories over the course of one year. Signed at the conclusion by Davidson. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

269. J. Pierpont Morgan. Handsome DS, one page both sides, 9.5 x 13.5, June 30, 1886. A one-hundred year bond issued by the New Jersey Junction Railroad Company for $1000, signed at the top by Morgan and Harris C. Fahnestock as trustees. Five sheets of coupons are bound to the top of the document, with just one coupon clipped off. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA. Starting Bid $200

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Hearst seeks to ban boxing in New York City—“I do not think the metropolis of the nation, the metropolis of the world, should encourage savagery of this kind” 270. William Randolph Hearst. TLS signed “W. R. Hearst,” one page, 8.5 x 10.75, New York American letterhead, March 25, 1916. Letter to Reverend Oscar Haywood, in full: “A widely advertised, largely attended prize fight, is to be held in Madison Square Garden tonight. The largest place of entertainment in the greatest city in the world is to be devoted to an exhibition that is both brutal and brutalizing. Thousands of young men will attend this demoralizing exhibition, and what is worse hundreds of women will be present. This exhibition is to be held partly under the authorization and protection of an improper law, and partly in violation and defiance of law, because Madison Square Garden is not the kind of boxing club that the law is mean to authorize. The newspapers will report this fight, but they do not approve of it. The newspapers report the facts of the Waite murder, but they do not approve of murders and they labor to secure proper laws and penalties and adequate police regulations to prevent murders and other criminal and immoral acts. I think the press should move to prevent these demoralizing prize fights. I think the newspapers should campaign to secure the repeal of the laws authorizing exhibitions of this kind. The far western state of Nevada has repudiated its laws which allow prize fighting and has taken a stand against prize fighting in line with modern progress and civilization. I do not think the metropolis of the nation, the metropolis of the world, should encourage savagery of this kind and I respectfully suggest that the pulpit and the press work together to stop prize fighting in this state and put this state on a normal plane equal to that of Nevada. I would be very much honored if you would see to express your views on this question through the media of the Hearst newspapers. A telegraphic reply has been prepaid. Thanking you for your courtesy.” In very good to fine condition, with creasing and light staining to the lower right edge. On March 25, 1916, at Madison Square Garden, Jess Willard made his only successful world heavyweight title defense when he defeated Frank Moran. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

271. Henry Wells and William Fargo. Partly-printed DS,

signed “Henry Wells” and “Wm. G. Fargo,” one page, 12.25 x 8.25, January 16, 1865. Handsomely engraved certificate for two shares of capital stock in the American Express Company issued to Daniel Butterfield of New York. Signed at the conclusion by Wells as president and Fargo as secretary. Also endorsed on the reverse by Butterfield, who was a noted Union general in the Civil War and whose father was a co-founder of American Express. In very good condition, with light dampstaining touching both signatures. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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Scientist and Inventors

272. Edmond Becquerel. French physicist (1820–1891) credited with the discovery of the photovoltaic effect. ALS in French, one page both sides, 5.25 x 8, blindstamped monogram letterhead, December 30, 1860. Letter to Antoine Passy giving news of an injury to his father, the scientist Antoine Cesar Becquerel, in part (translated): “He fell on the snow, but he has neither fever nor inflammation, and except for the malaise resulting from his horizontal position in which he is obliged to remain…he is doing as well as possible for his position.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

Immaculate oversized portrait of the greatest American inventor 273. Thomas Edison. Remark-

able matte-finish 6.5 x 8.5 portrait of Edison in a threequarter-length pose seated in his study with his hands gently clasped in his lap, affixed to its original 9.25 x 11.25 mount, boldly signed on the mount in black ink with his instantly recognizable ‘umbrella’ signature, “Thos. A. Edison.” Expertly archivally silk-matted and framed with a descriptive plaque to an overall size of 18 x 27. In fine to very fine condition. An oversized, crystal-clear photograph of the legendary ‘Wizard of Menlo Park’­—undoubtedly one of the finest extant. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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Support for a Jewish chemistry professor who fled Nazi Germany 274. Albert Einstein. TLS in German, signed

“A. Einstein,” one page, 8.5 x 11, August 22, 1940. Letter to Dr. S. B. Bamberger, in full (translated): “Your claim that teacher agencies do not register foreigners is not true in general. I often receive queries from such agencies about emigrants on whose qualifications I am sufficiently informed. So ask at such agencies and name me as a reference. Also, I urgently advise you to ask President Bernard Revel, of Yeshiva College (Amsterdam Ave. and 186th St.) for advice and support. I am enclosing a letter to him, which you would best send to him along with an interview request.” In fine condition. Bamberger, the grandson of noted Talmudist and Orthodox leader Rabbi Seligman Baer Bamberger, successfully became a professor of chemistry at Yeshiva University after emigrating to America. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $300

275. Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac. French chemist and physicist (17781850) best known for his investigations into the nature and behavior of gases. Untranslated ALS in French, signed “Gay-Lussac,” one page, 7.5 x 9.75, June 10, 1841. In very good to fine condition, with light foxing, and several partially-removed marginal notations resulting in small areas of paper loss. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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Intellectuals

New Years greetings from “Onkel Sigm” and the Freud family

276. Sigmund Freud. Amazing autograph 5.5 x 3.5 postcard signed in fountain pen by Freud, “Prosit 1912, Onkel Sigm,” postmarked Wien January 1, 1912, addressed in his own hand to his three nieces, “Grete, Lilly, Martha Freud, Berlin W, Bamberger Str 5.” Beneath his signature, eight other members of the Freud family have added their names, including: Freud’s wife Martha, his daughters Anna and Sophie, his sons Martin, Ernst, and Oliver, his sisters Rosa and Pauli, and one other. In fine condition. Anna Freud would, of course, go on to become a major influence in the development of psychoanalytic child psychology—having both Sigmund and Anna on a single item is truly extraordinary. A decidedly unique assemblage of the Freudian bloodline. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $500

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Freud observes President Wilson and Colonel House: “Obviously the relationship between the two could only be comprehended, if one could understand each of them psychologically” 277. Sigmund Freud. ALS in German, signed

“Freud,” one page, 5.75 x 9, personal letterhead, November 11, 1932. Letter to German-American writer and Nazi sympathizer George Sylvester Viereck, in full (translated): “I read with satisfaction that Prof. Plesch’s promises are beginning to be fulfilled, so that you are feeling much better already. In the meantime I received your book about Wilson–House and read it through with great excitement. I have a special reason to be interested in this material, which I presently cannot reveal to you. Obviously the relationship between the two could only be comprehended, if one could understand each of them psychologically. With my best wishes for your complete recovery.” In very good to fine condition, with two punch holes and an old tape stain to the left side, and a stain to the upper light corner area from old whiteout on the reverse. Freud began a correspondence with Viereck after reading the latter’s 1923 book Rejuvenation: How Steinach Makes People Young, a study on the Austrian endocrinologist Eugen Steinach. Viereck, a talented writer who had emigrated to America at a young age, obtained an interview with Freud not long after, and, taken by Freud’s brilliance and intellectual acceptance, became an instant stateside proponent of Freudian thought. The mention of “Wilson–House” refers to Viereck’s 1932 work Strangest Friendship: Woodrow Wilson and Colonel House, a book about American President Woodrow Wilson and his close advisor, diplomat Edward House. Freud’s “special reason” for being interested in the volume was that he too was preparing a book about Wilson, a collaborative project with his patient, Ambassador William C. Bullitt. The pair completed two major studies: the withheld The Tragedy of Woodrow Wilson, and, in 1930, Thomas Woodrow Wilson: Twenty-eighth President of the United States: A Psychological Study, an examination that remained unpublished until 1966, decades after Freud’s death. By 1933, the relationship between Freud and Viereck had dissolved entirely, with the former sending a private letter to Viereck condemning him for supporting the lies of the Hapsburg Crown Prince who stated that ‘no one in Germany suffered injustice on account of their religion.’ Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $500

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Malthus comes to an agreement with his intellectual foe on the population question

278. 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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Excessively rare 1822 letter on the state of British currency 279. David Ricardo. Extremely influential classical economist (1722–1823) known for developing the theory of comparative advantage. ALS, one page, 7.25 x 8.75, July 10, 1822. In full: “The small note bill has passed the House of Commons & therefore your suggestion comes too late.—I agree with you that there is a great objection to the present practice of Country Bankers, of which practice I am not aware till I received your letter. It may indeed be urged in their favor that no one is obliged to take their notes if they do not like the conditions on which they are issued, and I suppose that if any real inconvenience was experienced the practical effect would be of substituting coin. I will show your letter to one of the Lords who takes interest in these subjects.” In fine condition, with a trivial stain to the right edge and small mounting remnants to corners. According to Professor Christophe Depoortere of the University of Paris, this letter was most likely addressed to Thomas Joplin, an English timber merchant and banker. In February of 1822, Joplin had published ‘An Essay on the General Principles and Present Practices of Banking in England and Scotland,’ calling for the establishment of a joint-stock bank. With a new proposal in the works—‘Outlines of a System of Political Economy: To Suggest a Plan for the Management of the Currency’—Joplin reached out to Ricardo in hopes of gaining Parliamentary support for his ideas. The subject of much debate and controversy at that time, “the present practice of Country Bankers” to which Ricardo refers, was the issuance of private notes used for business transactions outside of London. As stated at the start of his letter, the House had just passed a bill restricting their use, and further planning to withdraw them completely by 1823. However, agricultural depression and political pressure resulted in the extension of the small note to 1833. Ricardo recognized the potential economic consequences of removing the notes from circulation, and in 1819 had suggested the continued use of the £1 note. Autographic material from Ricardo is exceedingly rare, this being the only example we have offered. A boldly penned letter in superior condition and with important economic content. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $1000

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Religious Figures

280. Pope Benedict XV. Pope born Giacomo della Chiesa (1854–1922) who reigned from 1914 until his death. Benedict’s pontificate was dominated by World War I, which he termed ‘the suicide of Europe.’ TLS in Italian, signed “Benedictus PP XV,” one page, 7 x 9, papal coat of arms letterhead, December 11, 1920. In full (translated): “Grateful for the affectionate condolences that Comm. Giovanni Pasquale Scotti has sent to us on the occasion of the death of our beloved Brother, we thank him for the prayers made and promises in the suffrage of the dear deceased, we heartily bless him with his family.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

World Leaders To Andrew Jackson on Rebecca Gratz 281. Joseph Bonaparte. Older brother of Na-

poleon (1868-1844) who served as King of Spain from 1808 to 1813, and King of Naples from 1806 to 1808. ALS in French, signed “Joseph, Cte de Survilliers,” one page both sides, 8 x 10, June 7, 1831. Letter to “Monsieur le President,” Andrew Jackson, concerning noted Jewish-American educator and philanthropist Rebecca Gratz. In part (translated): “I have received the letter that you were so kind to write to me on May 23 and I have received with pleasure Madame Gratz, as well as the difficult circumstances in which I am now have allowed me because I have received very bad news from my family. Madame Gratz has seemed to me in every point absolutely worthy of the interest that you devote to her, Mr. President. Would it be too much to presume of the feelings that you are kind enough to express to me, sir, than to ask your intervention with the general director…General Bernard who is here, returning to France, will explain to your excellency the nature of my requests and will explain to you my problems.” In very good condition, with repairs to tears and separations along intersecting folds. An extraordinary letter—the brother of Napoleon writing the the president of the United States on Rebecca Gratz, one of the great early American female philanthropists. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200 www.RRAuction.com | 103


Principal figures of the Elizabethan privy council, including the admiral who defeated the Spanish Armada 282. Lord William Cecil Burghley and Charles Howard. Burghley was

a prominent English statesman (1520–1598) who served as Secretary of State, Lord High Treasurer, and Chief Advisor of Queen Elizabeth I for most of her reign. Howard, also known as Howard of Effingham, was an English statesman (1536–1624) who served as Lord High Admiral under Elizabeth I and James I, and was commander of the English forces an played a pivotal role in the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588. Rare manuscript DS, signed “W. Burghley” and “C. Howard,” one page, 8 x 10.75, 1592. An official letter addressed to the Lady Mordant and signed at the conclusion by Burghley and Howard. In very good condition, with trimmed edges, scattered toning and light staining, and old tape reinforcements on the reverse. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

The future prime minister’s definitive history of World War I

283. Michel Chevalier. French engineer, statesman, and economist (1806–1879) who, with Richard Cobden and John Bright, prepared the free trade agreement of 1860 between the United Kingdom and France, which is still called the Cobden-Chevalier Treaty. Untranslated ALS in French, one page, 5.25 x 8, postmarked April 12, 1839. In fine condition, with two short edge tears and a thin strip of toning. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA. Starting Bid $200

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284. Winston Churchill. Signed book: The World Crisis.

First abridged edition. NY: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1931. Hardcover, 7 x 9.5, 866 pages. Signed on the first free end page, “Inscribed by Winston S. Churchill, Jan. 1932.” Autographic condition: foxing and toning to first free end page, otherwise fine. Book condition: VG-/None. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA. Starting Bid $200


Exquisite Steichen portrait of the wartime prime minister 285. Winston Churchill. Superior matte-finish 4.5 x 5.75 portrait of Churchill originally taken by Edward Steichen, affixed to a 7.75 x 10.75 mount annotated in pencil, “Copy by Harrods,” boldly signed on the mount in fountain pen, “Winston S. Churchill, 1941–2.” In fine condition, with mild creasing to corners of the mount. Consignor notes that this originates from the estate of J. B. West, executive and chief usher at the White House between 1941 and 1969, and author of Upstairs at the White House. Originally taken by legendary American photographer Edward Steichen in 1932 for Vanity Fair magazine, this portrait served as the 1938 jacket image for While England Slept, the American edition of Churchill’s Arms and the Covenant. Fine authorized copies of this print were produced for sale by Harrods after Churchill became prime minister in 1940. A superb, boldly signed image of the great WWII leader. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA. Starting Bid $300

286. Winston Churchill. Mailing envelope embossed on the flap with a Colonial Office seal, 5 x 4.25, addressed in another hand to “D. J. Wintle, Esq: Carmelite House, Carmelite St., E. C.,” and signed in the lower left corner in bold ink, “W. S. Churchill.” Postmarked at London, November 5, 1906, at which time Churchill was serving as Undersecretary of State for the Colonies. Neatly double-matted and framed with a small portrait to an overall size of 8.75 x 12, with a window in the backing for viewing the reverse. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA. Starting Bid $200

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288. Napoleon. Appealing partly-printed DS in French,

287. Benito Mussolini and Vittorio Emmanuel III.

Partly-printed DS in Italian, one page both sides, 9.5 x 14.75, May 21, 1934. Untranslated official document, boldly signed at the conclusion by Mussolini and Vittorio Emmanuel III. In fine condition, with binding holes along the left edge. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

signed “NP,” one page, 21.75 x 15.5, December 30, 1812. Military appointment authorizing Jean–Joseph Dejoannis to continue in the service of the King of Westphalia, and outlining the conditions of his service. Signed at the conclusion by Napoleon, and countersigned by French Minister of Justice Claude Ambroise Regnier and Secretary of State Pierre Antoine Noel Bruno. Triple-matted and framed with a large engraving of Napoleon to an overall size of 39 x 22. In fine condition, with a central vertical fold and scattered light creasing, heavier to the right edge. A crisp and well-preserved document bearing a larger than typically seen signature. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

Conveying to two slaves that “it is not in the power of this Majesty’s Govt. to direct their enfranchisement” 289. F. J. Robinson, 1st Viscount Goderich. ALS signed “Goderich,” one page both

sides, 7.75 x 12.5, August 16, 1832. Letter to James Campbell, in part: “I have received your despatch dated 22’d May last, No. 35, & I have to request that you will express to the slaves Joseph & Philip Davies, my regret that it is not in the power of this Majesty’s Govt. to direct their enfranchisement, in as much as they were sold by the Receiver of Escheated Property, at a time when such sale was not contrary to the instructions of this Majesty’s Government.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA. Starting Bid $200

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Titanic and Maritime Two British Enquiry Marconigrams, one requesting a full narrative from a survivor, “preferably Frank D. Millet or Maj. Butt” 290. Marconigrams. Two handwritten Mar-

conigrams in pencil, both 8.5 x 5.5, and affixed to opposite sides of a 13.5 x 8.25 album page, with British Enquiry evidence numbers 168 and 169 written at the top of the pages. First Marconigram, stamped “Carpathia,” is addressed to the “Operator Carpathia,” stamp-dated April 17, 1912. In full: “Can you get survivor write Boston Globe full narrative disaster and also wireless report to Franconia if so get most promising man preferably Frank D. Millet or Maj. Butt all charges paid here. Winfield Thompson.” Second is addressed to “Mrs. Paul Schubert Carpathia,” and reads: “Very happy you are saved. Love to both. Paul.” In very good condition, with scattered creases, some stray pencil and ink marks, and scattered light toning. Both Marconigrams are documented in the book Titanic: Signals of Disaster. Book notes number 168 was received from MEA by H. C (altered from H. B.) at 6:35 am (altered from 6:25). Number 169 was received from DKP by H.B. At 10:15 am. As evidenced by the first Marconigram, news outlets were desperate for exclusive information surrounding the disaster. Winfield Thompson was a reporter for the Boston Globe aboard the Franconia, a Cunard Line steamer bound for Liverpool via Quebec, whose task was to monitor wireless traffic between the Carpathia and other wireless stations, and to retransmit any important news back to the Globe. The biggest news that Thompson broke during this time was that there were 705 Titanic survivors on the Carpathia, a reduction from a previously reported 868. However, at the time he dispatched this Marconigram, he was unaware that both of his requested sources—Francis D. Millet, an accomplished artist, and Archibald Butt, a respected presidential aide—had passed away in the tragedy. With the second Marconigram’s heartwarming message, this piece presents a striking contrast of the tragedy’s aftermath. Starting Bid $500

291. Titanic Relief Fund. Capital & Counties Bank

check, 8.25 x 4, filled out and signed on behalf of the “Titanic Relief Fund,” payable to Mr. R. Sobey for twelve shillings and six pence, stamp-dated February 26, 1917. Check is endorsed on the reverse, “R. Sobey.” In fine condition. Samuel James Hayden Sobey, son of Richard Sobey, was a second-class passenger traveling on the Titanic and perished in the disaster; his body, if recovered, was never identified. Starting Bid $200

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“Reports of obstruction to Navigation sent to Captain Smith” 292. Titanic. Packet of typescript “Reports of obstruction to Navigation sent to Captain Smith,” compiled by the White Star Line’s law firm Hill Dickinson & Co. of Liverpool following the Titanic disaster, seven pages, 8.25 x 13.25, plus one page headed “Extract from Instructions given to Commanders in the Canadian Service respecting Field Ice.” The documents record memos sent to Captain Smith between March 9 and April 10, 1912, detailing the latitude and longitude of wreckage observed by other vessels; these documents make no mention of icebergs, but record a variety of obstacles deemed detrimental to the safe passage of the Titanic. The first, dated March 9, 1912, addressed to “The Commander, s.s. ‘Titanic,’” in part: “‘Belfast Feb. 29th. Howth Head (s) from New Orleans arrived here today reports on Feb. 20, 6.50 a.m. 42.57 N, 57.21 W, passed a spar projecting about 5 feet out of the water, and surrounded by a mass of wreckage and from above position for a distance of 50’ E.N.E. passed through numerous pieces of wreckage tree trunks and undressed spars or logs.’” The second report, on March 13, reads, “’British steamer Bengore Head…which passed the Tuskar March 7, reported having on board the crew of the Norwegian barque Illawarra, Leith for Valparaiso, which vessel was abandoned in Lat. 50.51 N, Long. 12.49 W, dangerous to navigation.’” A week later, on March 20, a report concerning three submerged vessels and floating logs, in part: “’Louisiana (s) reports Feb. 23 lat. 32.44 N. long. 78.37 W. in 20 fathoms passed close to a wreck, with about 25 feet of a heel of a mast projecting out of water fast to wreckage. Could see under water what appeared to be sails.’” The fourth and fifth reports, dated March 27 and April 6, are the first officially addressed to “Captain E. J. Smith,” and concern submerged ships with masts projecting from the water. The final report, dated April 10—the day Titanic departed on its maiden voyage—notes three sunken wrecks, in part: “’Galway, April 8, French steamer ‘La Touraine,’ from New York, reports by wireless that in lat. 40.56 long. 66.18 she passed a broken mast emerging vertically, very dangerous.’” The extract concerning field ice reads, in full: “Field Ice may be met off the Eastern edge of the bank, across the bank, and along the South Coast of Newfoundland. This is often very heavy and should not be entered unless it is obviously in loose patches. Lanes in the ice often come to an end and it is unwise to enter them unless clear water can be seen beyond. It is usually the safest course to go South to get round the field ice, and Commanders have permission to use their discretion to deviate from the track under such circumstances.” In very good condition, with heavy overall wrinkling, creasing, and dampstaining. Before he replaced Captain Herbert Haddock as commander of the RMS Titanic on April 1st, Captain Smith twice played a role in the postponement of the ill-fated ship’s maiden voyage. As captain of the RMS Olympic, the older sister ship of the Titanic, Smith collided with the British Cruiser the HMS Hawke on September 20, 1911, and then lost a propeller blade during a crossing in February 1912—mishaps which pushed the ship’s subsequent departure date to April 10th. Five days later, on April 15, the Titanic sunk at the coordinates of 41.7 N, 49.9 W. Some of the reports included in this packet refer to potentially harmful waters in relative close proximity to Titanic’s intended course of travel. Interestingly, although these reports inform of numerous submerged vessels and two instances of floating logs, there remains a notable absence of ice warnings. The extract concerning field ice, which is separate from the packet of obstacle reports, was discussed during testimony given by Joseph B. Ismay when he was examined by Sir Robert Finlay during the British Wreck Commissioner’s Inquiry. Starting Bid $200

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293. Titanic: Maur i c e O ’ C o n n o r.

Three letters related to the loss of Maurice O’Connor in the Titanic disaster, consisting of an ALS by solicitor Robert Cussen, a TLS from the White Star Line, and a carbon copy of their law firm’s response. The ALS from Robert Cussen, dated December 28, 1915, headed, “’Titanic,’ Maurice O’Connor Dec’d,” in part: “I wrote to you on a former occasion the 1st June 1912 on behalf of Mr. John O’Connor of Ballinloughane and another brother. I now write again to you on behalf of his brother Mr. John O’Connor and expect, if a further amount is to be distributed, that, he will not be forgotten. The deceased when he came to Ireland from New York, on more than one occasion, always stopped with his brother John.” The White Star Line forwards the letter to their law firm, Messrs. Hill, Dickinson & Co., in a TLS of December 30th, headed “’Titanic,’” in full: “We enclose letter from Mr. R. Cussen, written on behalf of Mr. John O’Connor, with which we leave you to deal.” Last is the law firm’s retained carbon of their letter to Cussen, dated December 31st, in part: “The distribution referred to by you is a distribution in America under a settlement arrived at of the proceedings in that country. We have no information whether your client has lodged a claim in America but if he has he will no doubt participate in the settlement funds.” In overall fine condition. Maurice O’Connor boarded the Titanic at Queenstown as a third class passenger on April 11, 1912, bound for New York City to visit his other brother Michael. His body, if recovered, was never identified. Starting Bid $200

Explorers and Archeologists Rare Arabic letter by France’s first Egyptologist 294. Vivant Denon. French artist, writer, diplomat,

author, and archaeologist (1747–1825) who was appointed the first director of the Louvre by Napoleon after the Egyptian campaign of 1798–1801. Denon’s twovolume Journey in Lower and Upper Egypt, published in 1802, was the foundation of modern Egyptology. LS in Arabic, signed “Le Baron Denon,” one page, 11.5 x 17, circa 1825. Untranslated letter introducing a general to Ali Pacha, Vice-Roi of Egypte, signed in the lower left in French by Denon. Includes a contemporary manuscript translation to French; the letter is divided word-by-word with pencil, and the translation is organized and numbered to correspond. In fine condition, with intersecting folds and a small area of staining along the top edge. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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“You will not delay on the voyage, and will not keep such latitude as will in any way risk detention from ice”

295. Robert Falcon Scott. Manuscript DS, signed “R. F. Scott,” one

page, 8 x 13.25, H. M. S. Tauranga, June 8, 1904. Sailing orders addressed to Lieutenant William Colbeck of the S. S. Morning, docked in New Zealand. Orders read, in part: “Being in all aspects ready for sea, you are to proceed to England following the undermentioned instructions from Captain Scott… On leaving Lyttelton you will proceed to Plymouth, England, via Cape Horn. You will not delay on the voyage, and will not keep such latitude as will in any way risk detention from ice. If necessary you will call at Port Stanley, Falkland Islands to complete your supply of coal. On arrival in Plymouth Sound you will report your arrival to the Naval Commander.” Matted and framed with an image of Scott on skis to an overall size of 20.25 x 20. In fine condition. Three years into Scott’s Discovery Expedition-the first official British exploration of the Antarctic regions since Ross’s voyage sixty years earlier-he found his ship inescapably stuck in ice for the second time. Having already been freed once in 1902, the Discovery had exhausted their funds, forcing Royal Geographical Society president Sir Clements Markham to turn to the Admiralty for help. Agreeing to foot the bill for a second relief expedition, they ordered the ships Morning and Terra Nova to meet Scott, adding that if they could not break Discovery free by February 25, 1904, the ship must be abandoned. Fortunately, after seven weeks of blasting and a swell in the waters, the ice broke and Discovery joined the two relief ships on their return, stopping in New Zealand before sailing home. Ordering the relief ship Morning back to England, this is an outstanding document from Scott’s first major Antarctic voyage. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

American West “I charge for my services $30.00 per day and Expence” 296. Frank James. Outlaw and older brother of Jesse James (1843-1915). ALS, one page, 7.75 x 10.25, July 10, 1900. Letter to Claude Mimms. In part: “I am ready to close contract with you to start your races Sept 19 to 22nd inclusive, if my terms suit you. I charge for my services $30.00 per day and Expences (ie) Rail Road fare and hotel bill, make no contracts for less than four days, Salary to be guaranteed by your local Bank and paid immediately at the close of your meeting without discount or deductions of any nature whatsoever.” In fine condition, with small splits along intersecting folds. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope addressed in James’s hand. Fully signed letters by James are very scarce, as he often signed with just his first name, a nickname, or an alias. One of the many odd jobs that James worked after his acquittal was as a horse race starter at county fairs, a gig which he seems to be arranging here. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $300

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Egyptian shipping ledger signed by Teddy Roosevelt and a controversial figure of Little Bighorn 297. Marcus Reno and Theodore Roosevelt. Marcus Reno

(1834–1889) was a military officer in the American Civil War and in the Great Sioux War, where he served under George Armstrong Custer. He is most noted for his prominent role in the Battle of the Little Bighorn, with his command decisions the subject of great military controversy. Clothbound shipping ledger, 8 x 11.5, listing the numerous ships and passengers arriving at Egypt’s Port Said between 1871 and 1919. Signed inside on separate pages in black ink, “Bt. Gen. M. A. Reno, Major 7th Cavalry U.S. Army” and “Theodore Roosevelt, April 9th, 1909.” The ledger features a large assortment of signatures from other lesserknown contemporaries. In a clerical hand, the first page lists the arrival of “Genl. W. T. Sherman U.S.A. & Aide” on March 1, 1872, and the top of the fifth page, again in a clerical hand, lists the arrival of “Theodore Roosevelt,” “Theodore Roosevelt, Jr.” and “Elliot Roosevelt,” on February 22, 1873. In very good to fine condition, with the covers loose, heavily worn, and mostly detached; interior pages are generally sound (tears to the first two pages, but fine after). Starting Bid $200

Rare signature from the esteemed Lakota leader

298. Sitting Bull. Vintage ink

signature, “Sitting Bull,” on an offwhite 5 x 1 lightly-lined slip affixed to a slightly larger sheet bearing collector’s ink notations: “Obtained by me on Ration Day June 22nd 1888 in the Indian Traders Store, for 25¢ and three cigarettes, while with the U. S. Surveying Corps at Ft. Yates or Standing Rock Agency.” In very good condition. Accompanied by a pair of vintage cabinet portraits, 4.25 x 6.5 and 6.5 x 4.25, one which depicts Sitting Bull wearing a traditional headdress in a full-length pose, and the other showing a cluster of teepees found in Sitting Bull’s camp, both published by D. F. Barry of Bismarck, Dakota. After working as a performer with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show, Sitting Bull returned to the Standing Rock Agency in South Dakota. By late 1890, the emergence of the Ghost Dance Movement cast worries that Sitting Bull was planning to leave the reservation, and his arrest was soon ordered by Standing Rock agent James McLaughlin. When Sitting Bull refused to comply with police demands, force was taken and a group of enraged Sioux converged on the authorities. A close-quarters fight erupted, and within minutes Sitting Bull and seven of his supporters were shot and killed. An immensely desirable signature of a true folk hero. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $500

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Notorious Figures

“I must once more ask you not to trouble me again” 300. 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. ALS signed “L. A. Borden,” four pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 7, November 21, 1898. Letter to her neighbor James Kenney, in full: “I sent you a note before you bought the house telling you my price was $700.00 and the stove if you wanted. You were not willing to give 700.00 and as I came down on price, we said nothing more about anything but house. I certainly did not sell the house and stove for $500.00. The stove only went in at $700.00. And I feel sure you understood it and no one could expect me to do any more than I have done for you know you got the house for almost nothing. I am going to use the stove my self, and I feel that every thing has been fair and open on my part. I must once more ask you not to trouble me again. I cannot attend to the business and only talked with you at all because you so disliked Mr. Cook and were my neighbor. I never before talked business with any one.” In very good to fine condition, with moderate intersecting folds. “Mr. Cook” is more than likely Charles C. Cook, a conveyancer, claims agent, and insurance agent who held an office in the Andrew J. Borden Building. A financial advisor to the entire Borden household, Cook was especially close with Lizzie, who rewarded Cook’s loyalty and guidance by naming him an executor of her will and a legatee. After her acquittal in June of 1893, Lizzie Borden moved to Maplecroft, a massive Victorian estate at 306 French Street in Fall River’s fashionable Highlands neighborhood. Already infamous and unwelcome, she did nothing to gain friends on her new street, frequently throwing loud and lavish parties into the early morning hours, and complaining about other residents’ habits. She was especially antagonistic towards this letter’s recipient, James Kenney, whose property abutted her own; in 1897 she purchased the lot on which he lived, forcing him to relocate his house shortly after. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $1000

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301. Joseph Cosey: Abraham Lincoln. American forger (1887-1950?) who forged letters from American luminaries. Joseph Cosey forgery of a manuscript document signed “A. Lincoln,” one page, 8 x 5.25, September 2, 1862. A directive issued to Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, in full: “Please allow this woman to pass safely over the lines into Culpepper County, Va. and return— command of Gen. Meade—For which this shall be sufficient warrant.” Double-matted and framed with two images to an overall size of 22 x 17. In very good condition, with folds and creasing, no doubt intentionally added for effect. Starting Bid $200

302. John Gotti Autograph Letter Signed. ALS signed “John,” two pages,

lightly lined, 8.5 x 11, no date but circa 1998. Letter to Barbara DeCicco, the daughter of Gregory ‘Big Georgie’ DeCicco, concerning a variety of matters, including a recent operation to treat his throat cancer, in part: “As always I hope this finds you and everyone in good health and with clear mindsets. I received your wonderful card just this week. I wasn’t allowed to send nor receive any mail for five weeks—and then after the surgery I wasn’t physically able to write—excuse my poor hand writing as I still don’t have full use of my right arm. I will in a week or two. During the surgery the doctors couldn’t avoid severing some nerves in my shoulder. In any event, the surgery went well—even though for five weeks I had more tubes in me than an old T. V.—I started six weeks or radiation this past Monday, and though its no picnic I feel like a lion, and a young lion at that. As for my family, other than a scare from my daughter Vicki—she was hospitalized with a clot near her heart, she is doing fine now—they are all fine and strong. I still don’t have much communication with home as these beauties have me under twenty four hour lock down and just two calls each month. Getting to you and family, I hope everyone is doing well as you’re unique and classy and like family to me.” Gotti adds a brief postscript: “Tell Georgie to keep the martinis cold—.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA. Starting Bid $200

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Four year-old Bonnie Parker 303. Bonnie Parker.

Original vintage 4.5 x 2.75 matte-finish photo (possibly published) of a four year-old Bonnie Parker and her brother Buster with a calf lying between them. Photo was taken by Bonnie’s mother Emma while she was living on the farm. Photo is identified on the reverse in blue ballpoint, presumably by Bonnie’s sister Billie Jean Parker, “Bonnie & Buster.” In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

The Cosa Nostra turncoat 3 0 4 . J o s e p h Va l a c h i Autograph Letter Signed.

The first Mafia member to publicly acknowledge its existence (1903–1971), whose exploits were publicized by the movie The Valachi Papers, starring Charles Bronson as Joe Valachi. ALS signed “Joe,” one lightlylined page, 8 x 12.5, July 19, 1965. Letter to Dorothy Ball, in part: “Well well, my sincerest congratulation, I wish you every happiness in the world, and it comes right from the heart. Of course send me the photo of both you and your husband, did you need to ask? Well you should know that I would be at the reception if I could…Glad to hear that you have a fine husband, of course you are a nice girl too, so he should thank the lord for finding such a fine girl like you…Tell him I said lots of luck to him for marrying such a fine and beautiful girl…I don’t approve you going to work, you should take the whole summer off, nothing new on the book, but he still says everything will be in our favor.” Handsomely suede-matted and framed between an image and two engraved descriptive plaques to an overall size of 28.5 x 20, with the frame backing bearing an engraved transcription. In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope addressed in his own hand and a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $300

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306. Edvard Benes

305. Barrow Gang

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307. Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza

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309. Madame Chiang Kai-shek

310. Galeazzo Ciano

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308. Austen Chamberlain

311. Eldridge Cleaver

312. Peter Cooper Starting Bid $200

313. Allan McLeod Cormack

314. Charles de Gaulle

316. DNA: Francis Crick

317. DNA: Watson and Crick

318. DNA: Watson and Crick

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315. John DeLorean Starting Bid $200

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319. Melville Fuller

320. Gyula Gombos

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321. Mikhail Gorbachev

322. Victor Hope, 2nd Marquess of Linlithgow Starting Bid $200

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323. Alexander von Humboldt

324. Kennedy Allies Starting Bid $200

325. Kennedy Assassination: Clint Hill

326. Paul Kruger

327. Ferdinand de Lesseps

328. Ferdinand de Lesseps

329. Prince Georges Matchabelli

330. Carrie A. Nation

331. Postmasters General

332. Syngman Rhee

333. Margaret Thatcher

334. Oliver Wolcott, Jr

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military

Humiliated at Saratoga, the defeated British general heads home 335. John Burgoyne. British army officer, politician, and dramatist (1722–1792) best known for his role in the American Revolution, where he surrendered his army of 5,000 men to American troops on October 17, 1777. Rare Revolutionary War–dated LS signed “J. Burgoyne Lt. Genl.,” 7.25 x 8.75, March 20, 1778. Letter to Captain Hew Dalrymple, commander of the frigate Juno. In full: “My Aide de Camp returned yesterday with the leave of Congress for my self and my family to return to England. I propose to have the pleasure of kissing your hands on board the Juno as soon as the necessary business here can be dispatched. The Congress having thought proper to adhere to the Resolve of the 8th of January respecting the suspension of the Convention, and consequently it must be some months before the matter can be decided. I think it would be greatly for the economy of Government to land all the provisions destined for the troops from on board the transports under your command. General Heath will send you herewith an engagement of protection for the said transports to come into Nantasket road, and I request you to make no delay in forwarding that measure. General Heath will also engage for the safe conveyance of the military Chest, which I understand is on board you[rs], and I request you to forward it by a Lieutenant and in a safe vessel which General Heath will furnish. If you were induced to bring the Juno, higher up there will be no difficulty in procuring a parole for her protection, but if it is equal to you I have no manner of objection to going on board while you are in Cape Cod Harbour, and upon the whole rather prefer it as I think it may save time.” In a postscript he adds: “The vessel sent by General Heath will proceed no further than Nantasket Road, you will therefore send the Chest of Cash on board one of the Transports.” Professionally inlaid into slightly larger sheets. In fine condition, with toned mounting remnants to one edge of the first page. Burgoyne’s rare signature is very clear and bold. When Burgoyne capitulated at Saratoga on October 17, 1777, he did not technically ‘surrender.’ Rather, General Horatio Gates agreed to a ‘convention,’ in which the British would lay down their arms but instead of remaining in America as prisoners, he and his army would be allowed to return to Europe on a parole guaranteeing they would never return to fight in the conflict. Burgoyne and his army marched under guard to Boston where they were to await transports to return them to Great Britain. This letter was sent prior to his return to England while he was detained in a large mansion in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Congress had finally arranged for Burgoyne’s return at the beginning of March, and he departed for England in mid-April. A highly desirable letter by Burgoyne as he makes arrangements for his humiliating return home after defeat. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA. Starting Bid $1000

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“The Troops are embarked and ready for moving to the Chesapeake the Instant I hear from you” 336. Henry Clinton. British general (1730–1795) who served as Commander-

in-Chief in North America from 1778 to 1782. Important Revolutionary War–dated manuscript LS, signed “Henry Clinton,” one page, 7.75 x 12.5, New York, September 8, 1781. Letter to Admiral Thomas Graves. Unaware of Graves’ defeat at the Battle of Virginia Capes only three days earlier, Clinton announces that reinforcements bound for Cornwallis at Yorktown were ready to depart New York. In full: “I have the Honor to inclose you and Lord Cornwallis of the 2n Instant sent by the Pegasus, and of my Letter to Lord Cornwallis of the 6th by a runner. By this last You will find that the Troops are embarked and ready for moving to the Chesapeake the Instant I hear from you. I am persuaded therefore that I need not mention to You, Sir, how anxious I am for that Honor, or how necessary it is to lose no time in reinforcing the Army at York the first moment if becomes possible.” Light show-through from three old mounting remnants along extreme top edge, and a small area of edge paper loss at bottom border, otherwise clean, fine condition. Cornwallis arrived in Yorktown in early August 1781 intending to use the small Virginia town as a base for resupply. The following week, Washington, who had been planning a joint Franco-American operation against British-held New York, learned that a French fleet was soon to arrive off the Chesapeake. Washington and Rochambeau quickly altered their plans and began moving their armies to Virginia to take advantage of the situation. On September 5, 1781, De Grasse’s fleet battled a British fleet under Admirals Graves and Hood at the mouth of Chesapeake Bay. The fight proved inconclusive, but inflicted enough damage to induce the British to withdraw to New York a week later. The French fleet now controlled the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay cutting off Cornwallis’ army at Yorktown and sealing his fate. Clinton’s promised reinforcements would have to wait days before they realized they would not be going anywhere. Ironically, it was the promise of reinforcements from New York that may have convinced Cornwallis to remain in Yorktown rather than fight his way out when he still had a chance to do so. After a siege lasting several weeks. Cornwallis surrendered to Washington and Rochambeau on October 19, 1781, effectively ending the Revolutionary War. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $300

337. Charles Cornwallis. English general (1738–1805) who fought against Washington during the American Revolution and was finally defeated at Yorktown. ALS signed “Marquis Cornwallis,” one page, 2.75 x 5, November 13, 1794. Short letter to “Mr. Lawless at Messrs. Cadell & Davis, Booksellers” in London, written in Cornwallis’s difficult to decipher hand, signed at the conclusion and also franked on the reverse, “Free, Cornwallis.” Inlaid into a slightly larger sheet. In fine condition. Accompanied by an engraved portrait and mat for display. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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1775 letter transmitting “a list of Promotions to be laid before His Majesty for the Sale of Commissions in his Regiments at Boston” 338. Thomas Gage. British general

(1719–1787) who was commander in chief of the North American forces from 1763 to 1775. Revolutionary War–dated LS signed “Thos. Gage,” one page, 7.25 x 9, November 24, 1775. Letter to “Right Honble Lord Visct. Barrington, His Majesty’s Secry. at War,” in full: “I have the honor to transmit your Lordship a list of Promotions to be laid before His Majesty for the Sale of Commissions in his Regiments at Boston.” Matted with a color portrait to an overall size of 21 x 13.5. In fine condition, with light soiling along a horizontal fold, and professional reinforcement over the entirety of the reverse. The “Sale of Commissions” was a standard practice in the British Army from 1683 to 1871, by which someone could buy their way into an officer’s commission rather than being promoted by merit or seniority. Dating to just months after the Battle of Bunker Hill during the early part of the American Revolution, this is an exceptionally desirable letter. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

339. Nathanael Greene. Major General

in the Continental Army (1742–1786) who entered the army as a private and rose to become one of Washington’s most able and dependable general officers; he is best known for his exploits in the Southern Theater, actions which set the stage for Cornwallis’ defeat at Yorktown. Revolutionary War–dated ALS signed “N. Greene,” one page both sides, 7.25 x 9, February 23, 1783. Letter to General George Weedon, in full: “I will only write you a line of remembrance as May or Forsyth can give you all the news. I would not write this but to convince you that you hold the same esteem and regard with me that you ever did. Mrs. Greene is very unwell and what is very uncommon with her is rather low spirited. She talks of going to the Northward this spring. I hardly think she will but her children begin to urge her return. She desires her kind compliments to you and Mrs. Weaden and all others of her acquaintance please to add mine also.” Intersecting folds, a few light stains, and minor paper loss along the hinge, otherwise fine condition. Weedon served as brigadier general of the Virginia Regiment of the Continental Army in 1777, commanding soldiers at Greene’s Valley Forge division shortly before resigning from his post due to Congress’s unjust seniority guidelines. Despite never returning to full duty in the Virginia regiment, Weedon led a brigade of Virginia militia during the Battle of Yorktown in 1781, repelling the infamous Banastre Tarleton and blocking Lord Cornwallis’s escape route at Gloucester Point. Weedon would settle into retirement two years later, with Greene following suit, serving as president of Rhode Island’s Society of the Cincinnati until his early death in 1786. A charming letter from the final days of the Revolution. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $300

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340. Marquis de Lafayette. LS in French, signed “Lafayette,” one page, 7 x 6, November 20, 1832. Untranslated letter to General Ostrowski concerning the Societe du Bazar Polonais de Lyon. Double-matted and framed with an engraved portrait and the original mailing envelope panel to an overall size of 20 x 16.5. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

“G. Toutant” at West Point—an extremely early Beauregard letter 341. P. G. T. Beauregard. Rare early ALS signed “G. Toutant,” one page, 8 x 10, May 24, 1836. Letter to Mr. C. P. Leveriche of New York, written from the United States Military Academy at “West Point.” In part: “I received yesterday evening your letter of the 21st inst. at the same time with one from my father, in which he tells me that he intends to set from New-Orleans at the beginning of this month, on board of the Steam-boat HenryClay for Louis-ville, so that we may safely expect him for about the first of next month. He tells me also in his letter that he will be able to stay only a short while at the North, as he intends to set out with my mother for Paris soon after his arrival here.

I should have gone to pay you a visit in New-York a month or two ago, if I had had time, but as it is I was unable to do it, for our examinations begin on the first of next month, and as they are quite strict, all my time is employed in preparing for them, as well as I can. As to the money you referred to in your letter, I only need about $20, for as my father will soon be here it would be useless for me to trouble you for more. I hope my little brothers call on you pretty often, for I tell them in my letters not to forget to do it.” In fine condition, with two light seal-related stains. At the time of writing, Pierre Gustave Toutant-Beauregard was just four days shy of his 18th birthday. He had entered West Point as a cadet in July 1834, and during his time there transitioned from using his full surname ‘Toutant-Beauregard’ to simply ‘Beauregard’ in order to fit in with his classmates—this letter therefore boasts rare version of his signature. He excelled in military engineering and artillery, and would graduate second in his class in 1838 as the result of the strict dedication to his studies described here. Far and away the earliest Beauregard letter we have ever encountered, this is a fine example featuring desirable West Point content. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $300

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Revolution-dated letter archive from a British Naval Officer assigned to the HMS Blonde

342. Revolutionary War. Fascinating Revolutionary War-dated archive comprised of fourteen handwritten letters penned by Lieutenant Edward Down of the HMS Blonde to his wife Mary, consisting of 21 total pages, with letters ranging in size from 7.75 x 10.25 to 7.75 x 13. The correspondence is dated from May 5, 1775, to February 6, 1779, a period in which Down, an officer of the Royal Navy posted on the HMS Blonde, was stationed in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Written in Down’s precise cursive, each letter is annotated with the date, location, and sometimes an internal numbering system, and are addressed to “My dear Life,” as he called Mary, who lived in southwestern England with at least five known children: Will, James, Edward, Sally, and Mary. Throughout the nearly four-year correspondence, subjects of discussion vary from mundane domestic matters involving the payment of bills and the health of his family, to highly informative daily events from aboard the H.M.S. Blonde, such as thorough accounts of movements, the capture of enemy vessels, and even the

weather, with Down occasionally providing commentary about American customs or practices, the American Revolution, and the French. A few short, interesting excerpts: “In this out of the way place, we hear no news of what is going on in America, I mean the South part of it, where our Armies are in Action” (1777); “We fell in with Several of the Enemy’s Vessels, but from the shortness of the day, and gales of wind coming on whilst in chace, we only took possession of one…The Prospect of getting something considerable by remaining in America is so great that I have refused a Change, onto one of the Ships now bound home” (1778); “It appears there is no great Harmony between the Americans & French. They are cutting one another’s throats very fast, are very much distraught for Provisions” (1778). In overall very good to fine condition, with occasional professional repairs. A more comprehensive description is available online at RRAuction.com. Starting Bid $1000

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Amazing firsthand account of the Battle of Mobile Bay, recorded by the steward of Admiral Farragut 343. Civil War: Battle of Mobile Bay. Extraordinary ALS signed “John H. Brooks,” 24 total pages on a set of six 5 x 8 sheets, lightly lined, (the first 11 pages in ink, the balance in graphite) August 5, 1864. An incredible firsthand account of John Brooks, the steward of Admiral David Farragut, written while aboard the flagship US Hartford during the Battle of Mobile Bay. The first four pages consist of a letter Brooks addressed to his wife on the day of battle, in part: “We got underweigh this morning after a cup of coffee and sailed in two by two the iron clads on our right or starboard side. I cannot tell you of how terrible the battle was but even our admiral admits it was the most severe ever we engaged in our ship being the admiral ship the Rebel… Tennessee came up to sink us then began another battle the Hartford pouring in broadside after broadside not twenty feet from the ram and running into her nearly sinking her…we lost over twenty men killed and wounded cut up in a manner most shocking…we are now in the Bay of Mobile and will try to compel the forts guarding its entrance to surrender after which we will be ready for home…I hope you will soon read this letter which we plan to send tonight, which if captured by the enemy will serve him in showing the deprived the best of wives a letter that would relieve her aching heart. Oh, this fighting was terrible but I was never more cool…I hope soon to write you full particulars and only now wish to relieve you and my dear mother of the anxiety of my last letters.” The remaining pages represent a moment-by-moment eyewitness retelling of the engagement, in part: “As ordered we had 14 vessels and 4 Iron Clads. The Iron Clads had the inside or starboard side position, they were to engage the Rebel Ironclads… The Gulf into Mobile Bay covered more than 500 infernal machines destined to destroy our noble vessels, by their books and papers we know they counted on blowing us to pieces…but their torpedoes was and ever will be looked upon as a cowardly contrivance to get clear of a fair and open fight and the Admiral had intended to lead in the fleet but as the Brooklyn Capt Alden had a torpedo cutter on her blow and had four funs that she could train ahead by persuasion he gained permission to lead.” At this juncture, the seemingly impregnable monitor Tecumseh, in an effort to keep the approaching CSS Tennessee in view, steered into a minefield, struck a torpedo, and sunk in less than a minute. “The Gallant Capt. [Tunis Craven] and his vessel was no more and one had just time to say she is sinking ere she was lost sight seeing this and supposing his ships running on to a nest of there terrible machines the Gallant Alden hesitated backed his vessel and stood aghast.” Peril and confusion prompted the USS Brooklyn, which led the second column, to halt and Captain James Alden to request orders before moving ahead. Determined to keep his flagship in forward momentum, Farragut ordered the Hartford around Brooklyn and into the minefield with his famous order of ‘Damn the torpedoes.’ His gamble that the submerged torpedoes would be of no consequence proved correct, and erelong his fourteen warships passed through unmolested. “Everyone asked why does the B [Brooklyn] stop, and I am sure disaster would have followed if the Gallant Admiral had not asked if there was room to pass the Brooklyn & on being answered in the affirmative gave the order for the H to steam ahead and gaily was the order executed and the Rebels soon left their guns and we cared nothing further from the fort & battery.” Brook proceeds to detail the succeeding hours of combat between Union forces and the Confederate Navy: “The Metacomet who with one shot killed nine and wounded seven and compelled her to haul down the rebel flag to the glorious Stars And Stripes, the bold act of the admiral and the daring fighting of the Hartford inspired the whole fleet…The Dear Old Flag never looked so beautiful as that morning after the terrible two hours of hard fighting. Oh it was a grand sight…Our gallant vessels were now alternately ramming and pouring broad side after BS… The Manhattan had succeeded in giving him one good fifteen shot which crushed in his casement and not one of our vessels being injured by him…The ships steaming in opposite directions passed each other and the rest of the fleet took up the fight. The H rounded and made for the R[am] again but other of our vessels were bent on the same thing and unfortunately one ran into us knocking two ports into one and cutting our side down to the waters edge…our gallant vessels were now alternatey ramming & pouring broadside after BS into the R and one of our monitors laying under his stern pouring in eleven inch also, the Manhattan had succeeded in giving him one good fifteen shot which crushed in his casement and not one of our vessels injured by him & seeing himself knocked to pieces his ports being knocked out of kilter men being killed & the chief traitor wounded that he hoisted the white flag in token of submission, and thus ended the fight with the Ram. Rather a free fight more like a fox and pack of hounds than anything…We commenced immediately to look out for the wounded and killed…in the quiet of peace than in that morning of excitement and bloodshed, no one seemed to think of life that day and then get the gift of it but a duty not all painful and many felt it was only a moments transit from Earth To Heaven…We are now therefore in complete possession of Mobile Bay…Thanks to God for the Victory.” In fine condition. An exhaustive, endlessly fascinating account of the Battle of Mobile Bay. Starting Bid $1000

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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”

344. 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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Newly promoted to field command in the, Lee contributes to Cullum’s Register

345. Robert E. Lee. ALS signed “R. E. Lee,” one page, 5 x 7.75, September 7, 1855. Letter written from “Jefferson Bks: Mo.,” to “Capt. G. W. Cullum,” the compiler of the famous Biographical Register of the Officers and Graduates of the United States Military Academy at West Point. In full: “I sent you some time since such information as I was able to pick up for your forthcoming Register. I then informed you that I had hopes of getting some fact in relation to certain graduates who had friends in St. Louis, but except the acknowledgment of my application promises of returns I have as yet got nothing. As I shall have to leave in a few days for Ft. Leavenworth in a court martial & immediately in any action must make arrangements for our live march across the county to the upper frontier of Texas, we are ordered to move early in October. I have determined to send you and the only additional item, I have been able to pick up. Gen’l Hitchcock writes me that his brother Samuel, No. 490, ‘died at Sea returning from Europe 1 Aug 1851—His Career was that of a private man, extremely interesting to his friends, as being that of a genuine & truthful student, but of no importance to the Public.’ Thus you see I have been able to give you data to fill but one blank, where I had hoped to furnish you with all touching his story. Col. Johnston has not yet reached here—The Regt. is nearly full. We have no Surplus of Arms & horses since I last wrote, & I hope we shall be ready to arrive at the appa. time. It will not be for want of mementoes of our necessities from me if we do not. But it is hard to move the main springs at Wash’n. Dr. Cuyler writes me that he has written to Mrs. C. to come with Col. Mansfield or Major Chase Ridgely & hopes she will reach St. Louis in time to come up with me. So do I. Good bye my dear Captain, take care of yourself.” In very good condition, with creasing and soiling, small area of paper loss to the top edge of the last page, and fold separations repaired with old scotch tape. In 1850, George Washington Cullum began a project to collect biographies of the first half-century of graduates from West Point, which had been officially formed in 1802. For easy reference he devised a system to number the graduates based in part on class rank and graduation year. In this significant letter, Lt. Col. Lee contributes to Cullum’s Register with notice of the death of Samuel Hitchcock (No. 490). Lee seemingly would have been an invaluable resource for biographical information, as he had just finished a three-year stint as the Military Academy’s superintendent. Promoted to field duty, Lee was named secondin-command of the newly created 2nd Cavalry Regiment in 1855, serving directly under Col. Albert Sidney Johnston, who he also mentions here. After training at Jefferson Barracks, Johnston, Lee, and their cavalrymen set out for Camp Cooper, Texas, charged with a mission to protect settlers attacks by the Apache and Comanche. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $300

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Looking West, the general evaluates locations for “a Cattle Ranch”—“eastern Montana is good but market distant and Indians lively” 346. William T. Sherman. ALS signed “W. T. Sherman,” one page both

sides, lightly lined, 5 x 8, Headquarters Army of the United States letterhead, July 9, 1878. Letter to General Emerson Opdycke, in full: “Yours of July 8 is received. I don’t know any officer who would be willing to commit himself to advise you or any one as to a location for a Cattle Ranch—All the Country west of the 100 meridian is a grass country varying with latitude—prairie or mountain. You should go out yourself—the whole is open to you—from Texas to Montana. I think south Kansas is a better range than Wyoming. Some parts of eastern Montana is good but market distant and Indians lively. There is no way for you to act, except to go in person and choose on your own observation.” In fine condition. A wonderful letter capturing the allure of the open plains of the American West, where a young man could go to stake his fortune. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

348. James Gambier.

347. Robert E. Lee. Sought-after ink signature, “R. E. Lee,” on an off-white 2.5 x 1 slip. Mounted and cloth-matted with a color engraving of the Confederate general to an overall size of 12.75 x 18. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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Royal Navy officer (1756– 1833) who earned distinction during the American Revolutionary War and the French Revolutionary Wars. Gambier was later appointed Lord Commissioner of the Admiralty and then served as Governor of Newfoundland. Manuscript DS, signed “J. Gambier,” one page, 8 x 12.25, January 10, 1779. Order issued to Captain Wallis, commander of the ship Dublin, in part: “You are hereby required and directed to discharge from His Majesty’s Ship under our Command into His Majesty’s Ship Ulysses—Vice Admiral Lord Shuldham together with Secretary, Servants and Retinue, sending with the two Latter proper Pay Lists for their Wages.” Signed at the conclusion by Gambier. In very good to fine condition, with trimmed edges, and scattered light foxing and toning. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200


349. Pietro Badoglio Starting Bid $200

350. Frank Woodruff Buckles

351. Enola Gay

352. Enola Gay

353. Enola Gay

354. Enola Gay Starting Bid $200

355. Enola Gay: Paul Tibbets

356. James FitzJames, 1st Duke of Berwick

357. John C. Fremont

358. Paul Morton

359. John Nixon

360. Taiping Rebellion

361. Duke of Wellington

362. World War I

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363. Georgy Zhukov Starting Bid $200

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aviation 365. Aviation. Intriguing pair of flight

artifacts related to the early career of Courtney Whitney, who is best known as the loyal aide of Douglas MacArthur and one of the authors of the postwar Japanese Constitution. The first item is the heavy core of an early airplane’s wooden propeller, approximately 20 x 7.5 x 6.5, with the center rotor plate adorned with the Army Air Service’s ‘Prop and Wings’ emblem and the initials “U.S.” The second item is a pair of aviator’s goggles, approximately 7˝ in length, which have been adhered to a cloth flight ‘helmet’ due to an accident involving Lieutenant Courtney Whitney. In overall very good condition, with wear and damage from use and plane crash, with melted rubber adhered to both goggles and portions of propeller core. Accompanied by a copy of a letter of provenance from a Whitney family member, in part: “From 1918 to 1927, then Lieutenant Whitney was stationed at Bolling Field in Washington where he served as the field’s adjutant as well as serving as a pursuit pilot. During his time at Bolling Field, he crashed his plane, but fortunately managed to escape from the burning wreckage unhurt. As a memento of his good fortune, he was presented with this large fragment of the center of the plane’s wooden propeller… His flight goggles, the rubber lining of which was melted from the heat of the fire has adhered it to his cloth helmet, also date from the same incident.” Starting Bid $200

366. Aviation. Group

of seventeen volumes of the Aeronautical Chamber of Commerce’s annual Aircraft Yearbook, with dates ranging from 1922 to 1951, including: 1922, 1924, 1926 (with dust jacket), 1927, 1928 (library binding), 1929, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1935, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1944, 1945, 1947, and 1951. Also includes seven vintage glossy 10 x 8 photos of The Great Silver Fleet, plus an aerial photo of New York City. In overall good to very good condition, with heavy general wear and some scattered foxing to spines and boards. Starting Bid $200

367. Amelia Earhart. The Fifth Avenue Bank check, 6.25 x 2.75, filled out (with the exception of the recipient field) and signed by Earhart, payable to Bertha C. Liepsner for $90, March 30, 1934. Encapsulated in a plastic PSA authentication holder, with an autograph grade on EX-MT 6. In fine condition, with intersecting folds. Starting Bid $200

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369. Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart.

368. Charles Lindbergh. Signed book: We. Authors

autograph edition, limited issue, numbered 251/1000. NY: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1927. Hardcover, 6.75 x 9.75, 308 pages. Signed on the colophon in fountain pen by Lindbergh, “Charles A. Lindbergh,” and by the publisher. Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG/None, with scuffing and sunning to spine. Starting Bid $200

Group of busts and coins, including: a pair of vintage cast metal bookends portraying Lindbergh, marked “Verona”; two hollow cast sculptures marked on the reverse “Lindy-Bank, by G&T 1928”; a cast metal sculpture of Amelia Earhart by Anna Coleman Ladd, with the artist’s name engraved on the neck, “A. C. Ladd”; a bust made of a composite material entitled “Charles A. Lindbergh, ‘The Lone Eagle,” marked on the reverse with the sculptor’s name, “John Terren, 1975”; a limited edition proof set of the Lindbergh Memorial Medallion Collection, consisting of seven sterling silver medallions in a wooden presentation box, produced by the International Silver Company; and a one troy ounce silver coin from Liberia depicting Lindbergh. In overall very good to fine condition, with tarnishing to the medallions. Starting Bid $200

Scarce 1779 letter by the co-inventor of the hot air balloon 370. Joseph-Michel Montgolfier. French politician and

pioneering aviator (1740–1810) best known for inventing, with his brother, Jacques-Etienne, the first successful hot-air balloon. Boldly penned ALS in French, signed “J. Montgolfier,” one page both sides, 6 x 8.25, November 17, 1779. Letter concerning “the situation of the funds to be recovered for the Comte de Beaumont.” In fine condition, with scattered light foxing. Accompanied by an engraving depicting the Montgolfier brothers. Joseph was the first brother to be interested in aeronautics, building parachutes as early as 1775. The brothers’ experiments with balloons began in 1782, and their first public demonstrations came in the summer of 1783. A beautifully penned letter from an early aeronautic pioneer. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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371. NACA Research Memorandum. A “Research Memoran-

dum” published by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), entitled “Theoretical Investigation Based on Experimental Frequency-Response Measurements of an Automatic Altitude Control in Combination with a Supersonic Missile Configuration,” by Ernest C. Seaberg, Edward S. Geller, and William W. Willoughby of the Langley Aeronautical Laboratory, softcover, 7.75 x 10.25, 28 pages, August 3, 1954 (declassified June 20, 1957). In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

372. Igor Sikorsky. World War II-dated TLS signed “I. Sikorsky,” one page, 8.5 x 11, Vought–Sikorsky Aircraft letterhead, January 8, 1943. Letter to W. H. Marcellus, in full: “I appreciate very much your letter of December 30 indicating your desire to own a helicopter and also to secure an agency for helicopter sales in the future. Needless to say, the present war condition prevent our giving adequate consideration to the civilian market, but I would like to hold your letter in active file for reference when we are able to do more planning for the post-war era. In the meantime, I am taking the liberty of enclosing two articles which may be of interest to you.” In fine condition, with scattered light creasing, heavier above the letterhead. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

373. Trans World Airlines. Vintage circa

late 1950s color 25 x 39.75 Trans World Airlines advertising poster portraying one of their Lockheed Constellation airliners soaring over the Statue of Liberty, with text at the bottom reading, “Fly TWA, Trans World Airlines.” In very good to fine condition, with single inch-long tears to top and bottom edges, and slight creasing to corners. Starting Bid $200

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374.

Zeppelins.

Group of Zeppelinrelated items, including: a vintage 7˝-long metal toy in the shape of an airship, marked “Graf Zeppelin” on the side; a vintage 16˝-long metal zeppelin with legs that opens into a cloth-lined box, with a portrait of Ferdinand von Zeppelin on the lid; two identical volumes of the German book “ZeppelinWeltfahrten,” featuring numerous photographs affixed inside; four commemorative covers with cachets honoring various airships; and fifteen vintage photos, mostly 10 x 8, the majority portraying the Hindenburg disaster and a few showing US Navy airships. In overall poor to very good condition, with heavy tears and creasing to the book covers, and wear and damage to the metal zeppelins. Starting Bid $200


space

Rare AS-204 design review briefing, citing issues that would lead to the deadly Apollo 1 fire

375. Apollo Saturn IB AS-204 Briefing Book. Rare Design Certification Review briefing book for the AS-204 Saturn IB launch vehicle, 13 x 9.75, September 16, 1966. The preface outlines the book’s purpose: “This book contains summary information on mission objectives, operations, system verification and the spacecraft. In addition to overall spacecraft information, the spacecraft subsystem sections contain data on mission considerations (blue sheet), configuration differences (yellow sheet), problem areas (green sheet), and descriptive information (white sheets).” The binder is broken up into more than 25 tabbed sections for both aspects of the mission and systems of the spacecraft. Several of the concerns documented throughout the book regard safety, and the “Emergency Pad Egress” section takes on a foreboding tone. It reads, in part: “Have any deficiencies in any of the emergency escape systems been uncovered?…In-flight abort procedures are straight forward…Pad egress still needs considerable thought and attention. Indications are that even under good conditions approximately five minutes will be required to exit from the spacecraft and make the descent in the elevator…The flight crew should be asked about the completeness of the emergency pad egress procedures and how well they expect to have these in hand by launch date.” In a later “Problem Areas” page in the structural systems section, the report notes: “Item: Emergency egress through hatches in 90 sec must be demonstrated. Description: Three hatches must be opened. Inner hatch hard to open with pressure differential. Interfaces with access arm on tower. Comments: Egress tests underway on 007. Test on 012 planned at KSC.” Another problem area addressed comes in the “Support and Restraint” section: “Item: Fire Hazard. Description: Velcro patches, nylon straps and couch pads are considered combustible materials in pure oxygen atmosphere. Comments: Walk through of 012 accomplished at KSC to reduce combustible material and isolate from electrical cables. Couch pad covers added for fire resistance.” While these specific notices stand out in hindsight, the manual also includes numerous schematics and diagrams in addition to similar reports on problems and changes for all spacecraft subsystems. A memo in the front of the binder outlines the distribution of the report and indicates that this specific volume was distributed to A. N. Kontaratos. In fine condition. Issued some four months before the deadly Apollo 1 fire, this document identifies two of the leading factors that led to catastrophic loss of life in the accident: the difficulty of opening the pressurized cabin door and the large amount of inflammable material inside. The Apollo 1 fire took place during a routine test of the spacecraft’s internal power systems that had been deemed non-hazardous because pyrotechnic systems were disabled and neither the launch vehicle nor the spacecraft were loaded with fuel or cryogenics. However, the capsule was pressurized with pure oxygen, which was itself a hazard as the combustible components within the cabin essentially became kindling in the oxygen-rich environment. In the aftermath of the tragedy, investigators found that Edward White had followed the emergency procedures in place and attempted to open the hatch, but was not able to do so against the internal pressure—an item that had likewise been addressed in this report. The fire forced substantial changes to the design of the Apollo spacecraft, including the use of self-extinguishing materials and a modified hatch that could be opened outward within thirty seconds. It also led to a new era of accountability within the Apollo program. Overall, this is a remarkable historical document that lends insight into NASA’s processes in the days leading up to fateful Apollo 1 test. Starting Bid $1000 www.RRAuction.com | 131


Honoring the first men on the moon 376. Buzz Aldrin. Two items: a framed color satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of Aldrin in his white space suit, signed in black felt tip; and an Aldrin-authorized limited edition watch honoring the 25th anniversary of man’s first step on the moon, numbered 59/25,000, produced with an alloy that incorporated flown metals from the Apollo 11 Command Module. The watch is brand new in its original case, and is accompanied by the manufacturer’s certificate of authenticity and an informational packet. In overall fine condition. Pre-certified Zarelli Space Authentication. Starting Bid $200

377. Buzz Aldrin.

Color satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of Aldrin posing in his white space suit against a lunar backdrop, signed in blue felt tip, “We Came in Peace, Buzz Aldrin, Apollo XI.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Zarelli Space Authentication. Starting Bid $200

378. Neil Armstrong.

Official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Armstrong posing in his white space suit against a lunar backdrop, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, “To Stella—With Best Wishes, Neil Armstrong, Apollo 11.” In fine condition, with chipping to the borders, which could be easily matted out. Pre-certified Zarelli Space Authentication. Starting Bid $200

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379. Neil Armstrong. Felt tip signature, “Neil Armstrong,” on an off-white 4 x 6 sheet. In very good condition, with several intersecting creases. Accompanied by an official color 10 x 7.75 NASA photo of the Apollo 11 crew, with a trimmed top edge. Pre-certified Zarelli Space Authentication. Starting Bid $200

380. Astronauts. Highly appealing color satin-finish 11.5 x 17.5 photo of the moon hanging above the Earth’s atmosphere, signed in silver ink or black felt tip by twentyseven Hall of Fame astronauts, including: Dave Scott, John Young, Edgar Mitchell, Charlie Duke, Wally Schirra, Scott Carpenter, Walt Cunningham, Richard Gordon, James Lovell, Al Worden, Fred Haise, Rusty Schweickart, Vance Brand, Jack Lousma, Rick Hauck, Dan Brandenstein, Dick Covey, Bill Anders, Rhea Seddon, Ed Gibson, Robert Gibson, Joe Allen, Rick Hieb, Owen Garriott, Bob Crippen, Bill Pogue, and Gordon Fullerton. Double-matted and framed to an overall size of 15.75 x 21.75. In fine condition. Pre-certified Zarelli Space Authentication. Starting Bid $200


381. Buzz Aldrin

382. Buzz Aldrin and James Lovell

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385. Apollo 13 Starting Bid $200

388. Apollo 17: Cernan and Schmitt Starting Bid $200

391. Apollo-Soyuz Starting Bid $200

389. Apollo 8

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392. Astronaut Hall of Fame Starting Bid $200

383. Buzz Aldrin and John Glenn

384. Apollo 13

386. Apollo 13

387. Apollo 13: Lovell and Kranz

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390. Apollo Astronauts Starting Bid $200

393. Astronauts Starting Bid $200

394. Gene Cernan Starting Bid $200

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396. Michael Collins

397. Gemini 9

398. Gene Kranz

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400. Mercury Astronauts

401. Mercury: Glenn and Cooper

403. Moonwalkers

404. Moonwalkers

405. Dave Scott

406. Alan Shepard

407. Alan Shepard

408. Alan Shepard

410. Jack Swigert

411. Edward H. White II

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399. Ron McNair

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art, architecture, & design

From Adams to Warhol, a comprehensive collection of 20th century artists 412. Artists. Collection of over 100 items signed by many of the world’s leading painters, sculptors, photographers, and architects of the 20th century, encompassing a wide range of subject matter and genres, ranging from landscape painters to avant-garde and Pop Art. Items consist predominately of signatures on large cards, as well as various artist’s postcards, sketches, programs, and other formats, with many inscribed. Key names include: Ansel Adams, Andy Warhol, Victor Vasarely, Raphael Soyer, Ed Ruscha, Larry Rivers, Kenneth Noland, Henry Moore, Jacob Lawrence, Robert Indiana, David Hockney, Sam Francis, Fernando Botero, Richard Diebenkorn, Frank O. Gehry, Chuck Close, Willem de Kooning, Christo, Paul Cadmus, George Tooker, Yousuf Karsh, Helmut Newton, Arthur Rothstein, Peter Blake, and more. In overall fine condition. Many are accompanied by their original mailing envelopes. A complete list is available online at RRAuction.com. Starting Bid $200

Scarce original sketch of ‘Seated Nude’ by Avery 413. Milton Avery. Ameri-

can artist (18851965) best known for his semi-abstract portraits and landscapes incorporating flat planes of color. Large original ink sketch on an offwhite 13.5 x 16.5 sheet, entitled ‘Seated Nude’ and depicting a naked woman seated on a chair in a relaxed pose, signed in the lower right in black ballpoint by Avery. Matted and framed to an overall size of 19.75 x 22, with reverse of frame bearing an affixed label indicating that the piece was obtained “from Mrs. Sally Avery, June 1972.” In fine condition, with small areas of toning to three corners. From the collection of Dr. and Mrs. Henry and Mary Ann Gans. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

414. Joseph Beuys. Influential German Fluxus, happening, and performance artist (1921–1986) whose work is grounded in concepts of humanism, social philosophy and anthroposophy. 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 www.RRAuction.com | 135


415. Romare Bearden. African-American artist (1911–1988) noted for his vibrant paintings and collage works. Original felt tip sketch of a woman with a rooster accomplished by Bearden on a white 5 x 8 card, signed in the upper left, “Romare Bearden.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

Prodigious signed photo of Braque 416. Georges Braque. Influential French artist (1882–

1963) who is best remembered for his contributions to Fauvism and his role in the development of Cubism. Braque’s work between 1908 and 1912 is closely associated with that of his colleague Pablo Picasso. Large vintage glossy 11.5 x 15.5 half-length photo of Braque in a contemplative outdoor pose, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “Pour Max Gelloquer avec mes amities, G. Braque.” In fine condition, with three circular spots of emulsion irregularity to the right of his head. A tremendous portrait of Braque, who remains rare in signed photographs. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $300

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Amazing archive of correspondence from the famed mobile builder

417. Alexander Calder. Fantastic archive of correspondence from Calder to his friend and banker Mr. Beverly Iszard,

comprised of 19 ALSs, all signed “Sandy” except for one signed “Sandy Calder,” dated 1953 to 1970. The letters amount to a total of 16 pages plus four postcards, all four depicting Calder’s artwork on the front; one postcard features a drawing of a wine glass and mentions gallery owner Klaus Perls. Three additional letters feature sketches of wine glasses as well, and all letters primarily consist of general content regarding finances and directing Iszard to deposit checks, with a few also mentioning Calder’s shows and exhibitions. A letter of November 28, 1953, in part: “I have just spent 3 weeks in Paris following my Circus. I think the results will be good—but haven’t seen them as yet.” A letter of October 7, 1963, in part: “We are all fine. And I will have an exhibition in Paris—Galerie Maeght—about Nov. 15.” One month later, on November 14, 1963, he writes, in part: “I will have a show in Paris in 8 days or so—I wish I could show you our wine cellar here—it would warm your heart, & your belly.” A letter of December 18, 1968, in part: “I am sorry not to have seen your gentle visage this trip, and to have [his sketch of clinking glasses] with you!” This letter is accompanied by the original mailing envelope, which is addressed in Calder’s hand and includes a sketch of a dancing woman. All together, there are ten original mailing envelopes addressed in Calder’s hand, nine of which include his handwritten surname, “Calder,” in the return address area. In overall fine condition. An intriguing collection that includes a number of sketches and a mention of one of his most famous works, his “Circus” (commonly called the ‘Cirque Calder’). He worked on the whimsical collection of wire models and sculptures using of practically any material he desired—the Whitney lists wire, wood, metal, cloth, yarn, paper, cardboard, leather, string, rubber tubing, corks, buttons, rhinestones, pipe cleaners, and bottle caps as his medium. During his time in Paris, Calder gave more than 200 live ‘performances’ with the kinetic sculptural series. An exceptional archive of material with an abundance of immensely desirable sketches. Starting Bid $1000

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Triple-signed “Artist-Certificate” export request for a painting “representing a Musical Repetition” 418. Mary Cassatt. Extremely rare

partly-printed DS, signed three times, “Mary S. Cassatt,” one page both sides, 8 x 10, February 28, 1876. Customs declaration allowing the export of a painting from Philadelphia valued at $400, filled out by Cassatt, who adds a two-line description of the painting on the reverse which reads, “a picture 100 metre by 70 centimetres representing a Musical Repetition. Mary A. Cassatt.” Document is also signed at the conclusion by the US Vice Consul General, and a manuscript customs form signed by her father, Robert Simpson Cassatt, is affixed. In very good to fine condition, with intersecting folds, missing top left corner, scattered light creasing, and possibly trimmed edges. The subject matter and dimensions of the work—accounting for Cassatt’s rather charming confusion of meters and centimeters—suggest that the painting this document accompanied was ‘A Musical Party’ of 1874, now at the Musee Carnavalet, Paris; her father’s sworn statement attached places the value of the work at $400. It was exhibited in 1874 in Paris and in Philadelphia in 1878. This dates to an especially important time in Cassatt’s life—she had recently decided to permanently settle in Paris and would meet Edgar Degas the following year, developing one of the most famous relationships of the art world. Cassatt’s autograph is scarce in any form, and this piece is enormously desirable in that it is signed three times and is directly associated with one of her paintings. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $500

419. Mary Cassatt. ALS in

French, one page both sides, 5 x 6.75, February 8, no year. Untranslated letter in which Cassatt expresses how flattered she is to be able to contribute to the Exhibition of the Work of Childhood, and extends her congratulations to Mr. Henri Rouart. In fine condition. Accompanied by an export certificate from the French Ministry of Culture. Rouart was a French industrialist, impressionist painter, and art collector known to have purchased a number of Cassatt paintings. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA. Starting Bid $300

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Brilliant ‘Dali horse’ sketch 420. Salvador Dali.

Magnificent signed book: Essays of Michel de Montaigne. Limited illustrated edition. NY: Doubleday, 1947. Hardcover, 7 x 9.75, 472 pages. Signed and inscribed in Spanish on the page adjacent to the half-title page in black ink, “Para mi amigo Antonio Valenti Mestro, con todo el afecto de Salvador Dali, 1948,” who adds a remarkably detailed sketch of a man on horseback, the horse rearing its legs and its rider holding a large shield, a mountain range discerned in the background, and before it two small figures casting long shadows. Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG+/None. A spectacular and powerful sketch of one of Dali’s most beloved motifs, imagery redolent of works like The Horseman of Death, Cavalier of Death, and Crazy Horse. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $1000

An artistic introduction for the manager of Durand-Ruel’s London gallery

421. Edgar Degas. Important French painter and sculptor (1834–1917), one

of the seminal figures of Impressionism, best known for his images of dancers. ALS in French, signed “Degas,” one page, 4.25 x 7, July 26, no date but before 1900. Letter to Charles Deschamps, manager of Paul Durand-Ruel’s London art gallery. In full (translated): “I introduce you to your compatriot Mr. William Stott, my friend. You must certainly know him by reputation. Be so kind as to extend to him a large measure of your consideration.” In fine condition. By the late 1880s, Degas had already received international recognition as an important artist. In this letter, he introduces the burgeoning British painter William Stott-of-Oldham to Charles Deschamps, manager of the Galerie Durand-Ruel et Cie in Paris. Exhibiting Impressionist works at his own galleries despite critics’ initial resistance, dealer Paul Durand-Ruel essentially created the market for Impressionism, establishing the biggest names in the movement, including Degas, Manet, Monet, Pissarro, and Renoir. A good word from one of his highly respected artists had the power to make a newcomer’s career, and it did just that for Stott. In 1889, he held his first one-man show at the Galerie to great critical reception, pushing him into the international art world. The established artist speaking out on behalf of an up-and-comer, this is a wonderful note involving three major figures in art history. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $300

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“There is hardly anything better to do than stir one’s brushes at home” 422. Eugene Delacroix.

French artist (1798-1863) who takes a place in the first rank of painters in the Romantic tradition and whose mastery of color and technique inspired both the Impressionist and Symbolist schools. ALS in French, signed “Eug. Delacroix,” one page both sides, 5.25 x 8.25, May 29, 1856. A congenial, partially translated letter written by Delacrois while at Champrosay, in which he lists a detailed order of over 25 tubes of paints before offering a goodnatured complaint about the weather, remarking “that there is hardly anything better to do than stir one’s brushes at home, but for me the countryside is no less delightful and the peace I enjoy here is the foremost of its advantages.” In very good condition, with light foxing and staining, and writing showing through from opposing sides. Champrosay was a country retreat at the edge of the Forest of Senart that served as the subject of some of Delacroix’s few pure landscape paintings. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

423. Jean Dubuffet. French painter and sculptor (1901–

1985) known for founding the ‘Art Brut’ movement. Signed book: Tremolo sur l’Oeil. First edition, limited issue of 300 copies. Lavaur, France: Gaston Puel, 1963. Softcover, 6.75 x 8.5, 16 pages. Signed and inscribed inside the back cover in blue ballpoint, “pour la tremolation joyeuse de Henri Pol Bouche, Jean Dubuffet.” In fine condition, with mild foxing to edges. Henri Pol Bouche was a member of the so-called ‘College de Pataphysique,’ and the translator of the writings of Swiss Art Brut artist Adolf Wolfi. A scarce artist’s book with a desirable ‘Art Brut’ association. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA. Starting Bid $200

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Lively collection of letters to Surrealist filmmaker, artistic collaborator, and friend Jacques Brunius 424. Marcel Duchamp. French painter (1887-1968) known for ‘Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2.’ Collection of five ALSs in French, all written to Jacques Brunius between 1962-1966 (with two undated), three single-paged, and two one page, both sides. In overall fine condition, with expected folds, and a small tear to the side of one letter. Accompanied by an additional ALS to Brunius from a gentleman at Art of This Century Films. A selection reads as follows:

March 28, 1965, New York: “Thank you for your letter… Of course I have no information on the photo’s origin that Schwarz is talking to you about. If you have replied to him in that sense, there is nothing left but ‘to drop the matter.’ When I will see Schwarz this summer in Paris I will explain to him what I do not know. We are leaving for 5 months on April 20.” [to Neuilly s/Seine] June 24, 1962, Cadaqués (Girona, Spain): “We came here from a few days in Paris to stay until the end of August. Carlebach whom you probably know is not the man with a reasonable price but I hope that you have been able to easily find in New York an expert in Kachinas [dolls]. We will be in Paris in September for a few weeks before returning to New York.” January 9, 1965, New York: “I have to see Schwarz in New York on January 12 and I will pass on your scruples and my approval for publication of my letter in Minotaur. Regret that Alice is not visible—in fact I never saw the movie mentioned in Gardner. What do you think of it? If you have seen it. On Jan 14 Ekstrom has a preview of my things: ‘Less seen or not seen’—1904–1964— will send you a catalog.” Undated [but 1966], New York: “I bought the very nice book of Martin Gardner and I note that all the commentaries relating to chess on the looking glass are perfect. If it is in fact as I suspect, about television (and not radio)—I am sending you—with some delay (!), different diagrams succeeding one another after each white or red stroke—and maybe you could use them on the screen, each to the spot indicated by Gardner. I see nothing else to add verbally and I agree completely on the dreamy aspect and inconsequent chess games making the charm of this problem on the other side of the mirror. At any rate, it would take a lot more time than you have to do more from a distance—Notice that the black and white photos on the screen, my diagrams, my pieces printed in red will come full and empty, full red which means black, red, empty which means white. Notice also that on note 8 of page 286 (Gardner) one must read QB8 and not QB3.” “Friday,” undated: “It is not possible for me to collaborate on the Minotaur for several unimportant reasons—But if the idea is fun for you, do it yourself and use it maybe (?). I do not have a minute to spare at this time. Maybe I could go to see you during its making if you let me know.” A well-known French actor, director, and writer of his day, Jacques Brunius was deeply involved in the Surrealist movement; as such, he developed a strong working friendship with Duchamp, who had collaborated with the Surrealists from the mid-1930s on, despite his refusal to join the movement himself. While working together on the book In the Margins of French Cinema in 1954, the two found a shared passion for chess, which they later carried into Brunius’s radio show ‘Lewis Carroll: Truancy Master,’ which aired on France Culture radio on Christmas night of 1966 and was centered around a game of chess played “on the other side of the mirror.” Mistaking Brunius’s plan to be for a television show, rather than radio, Duchamp passed along diagrams to be used on screen, taken from a book by Martin Gardner, a popular writer in recreational mathematics and a longtime chess admirer. With interesting commentary on the collaborations of the two men, a mention of Cordier & Ekstrom’s 1965 retrospective of Duchamp’s work, and a refusal to collaborate on “the Minotaur” (most likely the Surrealist journal) due to “several unimportant reasons,” this is an extraordinary collection of letters from Duchamp’s later years, as his life’s work achieved the highest ranks of international celebrity. Starting Bid $500

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Scarce Ensor letter addressed to the founder of Salon des Cent 425. James Ensor.

Belgian painter and printmaker (18601949) who was an important influence on expressionism and surrealism. ALS in French, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 7, June 2, 1898. Letter to French novelist and poet Leon Deschamps, in part [translated]: “I’m well! Dear Mr. Deschamps, how are we? Are you satisfied with my letter of May 26, I await your answer! Will you accept November for the exhibition? October is difficult. My parents deal a lot with business affairs from May to November and I must, unfortunately, help them. That is why I proposed November or another month of autumn or winter. I am waiting for your information concerning the duration of the exhibition etc. etc. I must be informed of the date of the special issue, the dispatch of etchings and drawings to be reproduced. Belgian critics have promised articles but all want to know the date of the number of La Plume.” In fine condition, with a short split to the bottom of the hinge. Established by Deschamps in 1889, La Plume (The Pen) was an avant-garde literary and artistic magazine that featured contributions from various artists like Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Camille Pissarro, Paul Gauguin, and James Ensor. Deschamps was also well-known for his commercial art exhibitions, most notably Salon des Cent. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $300

Sought-after signed portrait of Ensor

426. James Ensor. Rare vintage 6.75 x 9 book photo of Ensor in a dis-

tinguished half-length pose, signed and inscribed in French in fountain pen, “James Ensor, Brussels, Janvier 1929.” Nicely matted and framed, and in fine condition. Accompanied by the book from whence the signed page was excised: a French catalog for Cahiers de Belgique from January 1929. Precertified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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Amazing hand-colored letter to Freud’s art school darling 427. Lucian Freud.

Extremely desirable ALS signed “Lucian,” one page, 8 x 9, no date, but circa mid-1940s. A hand-colored love letter to Felicity Hellaby, in full: “I have just been bitten by an enormous Dog in the blackout. I am doing a picture of a boy and a strange motorcar and trees rather like the one of the town but more coloured. How maddening for you that they are so slow about your factory! Are you coming to London at all soon? I probably shall be in Ipswich soon as I may go to Walberswick for a few days but I will ring you any way. I saw a very good sad film called Honky Tonk. It’s very dark here and most peolple [sic] have scars either on their noses or foreheads from walking into posts. I won a jackpot in a machine tonight and 75 Six-pences came out. I drew a very old and amazing woman today who was very skinny and stood in edwardian posture with her eyeballs yust [sic] visible in the very tops of her eyes.” Freud then adds a small ink sketch of the woman’s eyes. In fine condition, with a trimmed top edge. Hellaby, a one-time girlfriend and fellow art student of Freud, was also the subject of some of his earliest known paintings, most notably the full-scale portrait, The Girl on the Quay. Brimming with both vibrant color and subject matter—his childlike penmanship adding much to the overall appeal and tone—this letter, as visual as it is lyrical, represents Freud’s restless and single-minded focus on his craft. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $2500

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Handsomely penned letter from Gaugin to a supporter

428. Paul Gauguin. Important French post-Impressionist painter (1848–1903) recognized for his experimental use of color

and synthetist style. In 1891, he traveled to Tahiti, where the brilliant hues and primitive sculpture closely complemented his own art, which was marked by strong colors, few lines, and flat patterns. Supremely desirable ALS in French, two pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 7, no date. Letter to Emile Schuffenecker, thanking him for arranging for Gauguin to travel to Paris by train. In very good to fine condition, with light foxing, toning, and a few small areas of repaired paper loss to edges. A painter, art teacher, and collector—most notably one of Van Gogh’s earliest collectors—Schuffenecker was one of Gauguin’s closest friends, and an outspoken supporter of his artistic career. He was also responsible for proposing the important 1889 exhibition at the Volpini Gallery, which became a key moment in Gauguin’s career, expanding his influence on young painters. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $2500

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Rare letter from Giacometti, written at the peak of his influence 429. Alberto Giacometti. In-

fluential Swiss artist (1901–1966) best known for his instantly recognizable sculptural portrayals of the human form. Scarce ALS in French, two pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.25 x 8.25, March 17, 1965. Kind letter to a gentleman, in part (translated): “Thank you for thinking of me, it touches me. I would have liked to see you at my house but I have to leave soon and will not be back until April 15.” In fine condition, with light soiling and a small stain above his signature. Giacometti grew increasingly successful as he approached the end of his life, winning the grand prize for sculpture at the 1962 Venice Biennale which cemented his reputation as one of the most important modernist artists. He went on to receive the Guggenheim International Award in 1964, and the year 1965 marked several prominent exhibitions worldwide, including a major retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York from June through October. The Tate Gallery in London hosted a similar exhibition of his work around the same time, and the MoMA installation also traveled to Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco on a nationwide tour. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $500

430. Jeremiah Goodman. Legendary interiors illustrator (born 1922) whose unique

style interprets interiors by focusing on the essence of the spaces and settings depicted. Fabulous original drawing of a flower basket accomplished by Goodman in pastel on an off-white 14 x 20 board, signed and dated in the lower right corner, “Jeremiah, 8-23-74.” In fine condition, with some chipping to edges. Consignor notes that this originates from the collection of fashion historian and journalist June Weir-Baron, whose many important positions included the first female vice president of Fairchild Publications, fashion editor and assistant publisher of Women’s Wear Daily and W, editor at Vogue, and executive fashion editor at Harper’s Bazaar. Starting Bid $200

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Original artwork inside Hockney Paints the Stage

431. David Hockney. Signed book: Hockney Paints the Stage. First edition. Minneapolis: Walker Arts Center. Hardcover with dust jacket, 10.5 x 10.5, 227 pages. Signed and inscribed on the two-page title page, “For Harriet and Ed, David Hockney,” adding a colorful original piece of artwork—an entire stage set spreading across the two-page title page—featuring a man doing a dance routine amongst an amazingly detailed background. Also signed and inscribed by the author Martin Friedman, Director Emeritus of the Walker Art Center, to Harriet and Ed Spencer, former leading members of the Walker’s Board of Trustees. Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: NF/VG+. Bright yellow cloth-covered boards; few tiny spots of soiling. Dust jacket in protective mylar sleeve; minimal creasing at corners; very slight discoloration along spine. A crisp, clean copy of this beautifully illustrated book, containing an extraordinary original work by the celebrated British artist. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA. Starting Bid $300

432. Winslow Homer. ALS in pencil, signed “Winslow Homer N. A.,” one page, lightly lined, 8 x 10.5, November 2, 1892. A letter of recommendation written from his Scarborough Beach studio in Maine, in full: “Thomas Murrey—has been employed by my Father for the past four months. He has been very faithful to the interests of his employer during that time, & under the most provoking conditions has preserved a pleasant manner, doing his work cheerfully. He is strictly temperate. I reccommend [sic] him to any one who chooses to direct him in any industry.” In very good to fine condition, with intersecting folds, and scattered light creasing and wrinkling. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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433. Antonio Lopez. Leading fashion illustrator (1843–1987) whose work appeared in such publications as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Interview, and the New York Times. Striking original large-format portrait of fashion journalist June Weir-Baron accomplished by Lopez in pencil and watercolor on a white 11 x 14 cardstock sheet, titled and signed at the bottom in pencil, “June by Antonio, 1985.” In fine condition. Consignor notes that this originates from the collection of fashion historian and journalist June Weir-Baron, whose many important positions included the first female vice president of Fairchild Publications, fashion editor and assistant publisher of Women’s Wear Daily and W, editor at Vogue, and executive fashion editor at Harper’s Bazaar. In his influential designs, Lopez frequently explored themes of queer desire and race in his art through cultural references to subjects such as Josephine Baker and The Wild One. Several books collecting his illustrations have been published and in his obituary, the New York Times called him a ‘major fashion illustrator.’ Working in close collaboration with Juan Eugene Ramos and Charles James, he also was an associate of Karl Lagerfeld and is credited with the discoveries of Jessica Lange, Jerry Hall, and Grace Jones. As seen here, he generally signed his works as “Antonio.” He died at the age of 43 from Kaposi’s Sarcoma as a complication of AIDS. His work is seldom encountered on the market and this is a fine example with extraordinary provenance. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

Magnificent sketch for the founder of Art de France 434. Andre Masson. French artist (1896–1987) associated with the movements of Cubism and Surrealism. ALS in French, one page, 7.25 x 10, May 17, 1967. Untranslated letter to important French bookseller Pierre Beres, adding a large sketch of a cityscape with gondolas rowing in the foreground. In fine condition. Accompanied by an unsigned press photo. In 1960, Beres had founded the Art de France, an annual review published until 1964 that included lithographs by Masson as well as the likes of Max Ernst, Pierre Soulages, Raoul Ubac, and Jacques Villon. By this time Masson’s style began departing from the abstraction that characterized his earlier work and the influence of Impressionism began to appear instead—something evident in the fabulous sketch he incorporates into this letter. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $300

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Magritte’s mid-1940s sketchbook, with nearly 50 drawings 435. Rene Magritte. Remarkable sketchbook

titled on the cover “Le Probleme du Fantome,” 4 x 5.5, circa 1946, containing 49 original sketches by Magritte in ink and pencil (several back-to-back), six of which are signed in pencil with his last name, “Magritte.” The sketchbook features representations of various subjects in the artist’s recognizable style, including studies of classic Magrittian tropes—among these are a hot air balloon, leaves, faces, landscapes in linear perspective, and hands. About half of the drawings are of ghostlike figures depicted in many different manners, from ghosts shrouded in shadowy darkness to chubby stuffed bedsheets. In overall very good to fine condition, with scattered light creasing and the last page folded along a fragile perforation. This sketchbook provides fantastic insight into Magritte’s creative process, with several of the images closely resembling some of his complete paintings from the 1940s—among the most recognizable are the anthropomorphized leaf as seen in ‘The Tempest’ (1944) and the horse from ‘Pure Reason’ (1948). The ghost forms that populate much of the book resemble some of his much earlier work from the late 1920s, including The Invention of Life (1928) and The Lovers I and II (1928), in which human figures are shrouded by white veils and sheets. This sketchbook also dates to the period when Magritte was experimenting with a ‘Renoir’ style, which he referred to as his ‘Sunlit’ period, in which he incorporated an impressionistic flavor into his art—a characteristic certainly present in some of these sketches. An exceptionally rare sketchbook containing a wonderful variety of the artist’s original work. Starting Bid $20,000

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Autograph letter with a smudge of paint 436. Henri Matisse. ALS in French, one page, 8.25 x 10.5, March 4, 1910. Letter to Swedish painter Einar Jolin and his fellow students, telling the students that they should pay the class in advance according to invoice. The lower margin bears a smudge of yellow-brown paint. In fine condition, with scattered light creasing and a punch hole to the top. Einar Jolin studied with Matisse in Paris from 1908–1914. An exceptionally desirable, relatively early autograph from the renowned French painter. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $300

437. Joan Miro. Vintage

fountain pen signature, “Espagne (Tarragone) Montroig, 7.8.29, au pour souvenir de, Miro!,” on the reverse of a 3.5 x 5.5 Spanish postcard. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA. Starting Bid $200

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Monet donates a “modest bill of one hundred francs” to victims of the 1906 Courrieres mine disaster 438. Claude Monet. Desirable ALS, two pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.25 x 8.25, Giverny Par Vernon letterhead, March 21, 1906. In part (translated): “In reply to your letter of the 15th of October I have the honor to reply that it is not possible for me to participate in the raffle that you organize in favor of the victims of the Courier and having nothing possible to give, it will do you to receive this modest bill of one hundred francs which will prove to you my good will and the share I take in this terrible catastrophe.” In fine condition. On March 10, 1906, the Courrieres mine disaster, Europe’s worst mining accident, caused the death of 1,099 miners in Northern France. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $500

439. Francesco Mazzola Parmigianino. Original etching on laid pa-

per, entitled ‘The Mystic Marriage of Saint Catherine,’ by Giulio Bonasone after the painting by Parmigianino, 6 x 7.75, lettered within the image: at bottom left, “PL”; at right, “Franc Parm”; and within the image on the chair’s edge, “Bonason.” Mounted and matted to an overall size of 12 x 16. In fine condition. Consignor notes that this originates from the collection of important American composer Jerome Kern. Saint Catherine is identified by the wheel upon which she was tortured before being miraculously saved and the figure in the foreground may be the hermit who converted her. After her conversion she dreamt that the infant Jesus placed a ring on her finger in a ‘mystic marriage.’ Starting Bid $200

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A sock from the cubist master

440. Pablo Picasso. ALS in pencil in Spanish, signed “Picasso,” one page on the reverse of a 12.5 x 9.25 menu, no date.

Picasso writes to thank his friend for sending him some socks, sketching a sock at the bottom. He also writes that he is with “Minuni,” a bullfighter whose hospital expenses had been paid by Picasso after seeing him injured in the ring. In very good to fine condition, with light handling wear, and small holes at fold intersections. A large, impressive letter featuring an original sketch by one of the most famous artists of the 20th century. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $1000

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Scarce signed 1958 Paris exhibition poster

441. Pablo Picasso. Original 20 x 28.5 poster for a 1958 exhibition of sculptures and drawings at the Maison de la Pensee Francaise, Paris, published in an edition of 800, signed in the lower right in pencil, “Picasso.” Framed to an overall size of 30 x 21.5. In fine condition, with light rippling, and a crease to the lower right blank area. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

442. Pablo Picasso. Desirable color

postcard depicting Picasso’s 1901 painting ‘La Corrida,’ 5.75 x 4, signed vertically in the left border in black ballpoint, “Picasso.” Nicely double-matted and framed with a portrait of the artist to an overall size of 11.75 x 15.75. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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Pissarro seeks a professional opinion

443. Camille Pissarro. Highly regarded French painter (1830-1903), and one

of the leading figures of the impressionist movement, best known for his distinctive pointillist style. ALS in French, signed “C. Pissarro,” one page, 4.5 x 7, September 4, 1896. Untransated letter to Eugene Baillet, requesting his advice concerning two objects that belong to a friend at the Hotel Garnier: an enamel purported to be from the school of Raymond, and a miniature dating from the time of Charles X. Pissarro asserts that if Baillet cannot show at the suggested time, he should ask to see Jean at the hotel who will show him the objects. In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope addressed by Pissarro. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $300

Striking original Rackham illustration for The Peradventures of Private Pagett

444. Arthur Rackham. Magnificent original illustration for the 1904 Chapman and Hall edition of The Peradventures of Private Pagett by Major W. P. Drury, accomplished in gouache, charcoal, and white ink on a 10.75 x 15.25 artist’s board, and signed in the lower left in fountain pen, “Arthur Rackham 03.” One of only eight illustrations in the book, this example depicts a trio of men on a beach, each in exaggerated pose, with an apparent box of treasure at their feet, and was originally pictured opposite page 13 in the book. Penciled on the reverse in an unknown hand is the illustration’s caption, “‘We noticed that they were walkin’ about wildly, and kickin’ up the sand, and flingin’ their arms to the sky, and rantin’ in their best platform manner.’” In fine condition, with old adhesive residue in the borders, not affecting the sketch or signature, and easily matted out. Accompanied by a photocopy of the illustration from the book. Such intricate and identifiable works from Rackham are quite uncommon and highly sought-after. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA. Starting Bid $300

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“You are the ideal art patron, who asks the artist to choose a work for him” 445. Man Ray. Contributor to the Dada and Surrealist movements (1890–1976) best known for his experimental photography. TLS signed “Man,” one onionskin page, 8.25 x 10.5, blindstamped “Man Ray” letterhead, July 12, 1955. Letter to noted screenwriter Dudley Nichols, in part: “I received your draft and thank you very much. It has gone into my account here, and will be credited in francs, as I, as a resident, cannot draw dollars. Anyhow the difference is small, and as I use only francs, it does not matter. I can always adjust my living to my income. If I’m cheated, I buy less or pay less. So our society gains nothing. I’ve painted all my life without thinking of immediate returns, but I’m conscious of the fact that a small sum now is worth ten times ten years later! You are the ideal art patron, who asks the artist to choose a work for him. I act that way, too, when I make an exchange with another painter. When offered a choice, I let the other pick what he thinks I ought to have, even if he has made a definite choice. It is always a pleasant surprise, like receiving a gift. It is also an indication of the other’s integrity and perspicacity. So many careful calculations turn out to be off the beam, even with lots of experience. What you say about being through with Hollywood or Hollywood being through with you is, I think, beside the point. I can also look back and see that my activities change or are deviated by outside forces every ten years or so, and it’s a good thing. Whether I change my occupation or location, it is always with a feeling of liberation and renewal. It takes some time, the transition, and this is the most uncomfortable part of it, but, as you say, it works out. You really do not change yourself, and that is the most important!” In very good to fine condition, with scattered light creasing and several tiny edge tears. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

Renoir-certified seascape from Vollard’s archive 446. Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Superb matte-finish 7.25 x

10 photographic image of one of Renoir’s seascape paintings, signed in the lower border in black ink, “Renoir,” and signed and certified by the Mayor of Cagnes–Sur–Mer. The French certification stamp lists “Pierre Auguste Renoir” as the painter, with a signature date of January 10, 1911. Affixed to a slightly larger mount with identification number “983” to top edge. In fine condition, with scattered light foxing. The photo originates from the archive of Ambrose Vollard, a notable art collector, dealer, and friend of Renoir. As a means of avoiding disputes concerning the authenticity of his collected works, Vollard had each item in his collection photographed and then signed by its respective artist and witness. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $300

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“The industrial and disagreeable look which the misuse of varnish gives to paintings is extremely regrettable”

447. Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Crisply penned ALS in

French, signed “Renoir,” one gridded page, 5 x 7, May 30, 1894. Letter to the art collector Arsene Alexandre, in full (translated): “The industrial and disagreeable look which the misuse of varnish gives to paintings is extremely regrettable and if your article could put a stop to this new rush to ‘do up like new’ I myself could only congratulate you.” Archivally matted and framed with a print of Renoir’s The Seine at Asnieres (The Skiff) to an overall size of 23 x 14 Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $300

448. Auguste Rodin. Personal calling card imprinted with Rodin’s name and studio address in Paris, 3.5 x 1.75, bearing an unsigned note in French by Rodin. In fine condition, with a partially erased “12” in the upper right blank area. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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“I have had my Thinker given a black bronze patina”

449. Auguste Rodin. ALS in French, signed “Rodin,” one page both sides, 8 x 5.25, Rue de l’Universite stamped letterhead, no date. Letter to his friend and staunch defender, critic Gustave Geffroy, in full (translated): “I was bedridden yesterday. But today I am all right, so there will not be any delay, although I had not been at the studio. I must say that only this morning I sent for my letters at the Rue de l’Universite and read yours, without which I would have appeared at the studio anyway. I have had my Thinker given a black bronze patina. Therefore I am ready, the plaster being light and adjustable into place promptly, either at the base or at the top of the steps. Then I can have it put with the bronze which will be in the wagon—if the plaster is all right. It’s perhaps superfluous, but it won’t cost me any more to transport the two, and to leave the second one wrapped up in the carriage may be useless.” Rodin adds a brief postscript at the end: “Tomorrow or some other day let’s have lunch together, as usual at half-past noon if it suits you. I still have the bust.” Includes a clothbound presentation case. In fine condition. In the summer of 1880, a government commission made Rodin the proud possessor of an atelier in the Depot des Marbres, located between the Seine and the rue de l’Universite on the Left Bank. Rodin eventually maintained three studios at the now worldfamous address, the cite of his lifelong project, The Gates of Hell, an unfinished portal for a museum that was never built. Of the portal’s many sculpted figures, the most famous would be The Thinker, a now iconic union of artistry and philosophy—Rodin’s massive bronze castings did not appear until 1904. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $500

Small sketch by the revered Old West illustrator 450. Charles M. Russell. Eminent American artist and

illustrator (1864–1926) best known for his evocative images of the people and landscapes of the American West. Signed book: Rawhide Rawlins Stories. First edition. Great Falls, Montana: Montana Newspaper Association, 1921. Softcover, 7.75 x 11, 60 pages. Signed on the foreword page in bold black ink, “C. M. Russell,” with the addition of a small sketch of a classic Western steer skull. Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG-/None, with mild scattered staining to covers and small splits at fragile spine ends. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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Rare autograph letter by the major Austrian Expressionist 451. Egon Schiele. Influential, forward-looking Austrian artist (1890–1918) who takes a place among the leading figures of the Expressionist movement of the early 20th century. Schiele was among the millions of Europeans who succumbed to the Spanish flu during the epidemic of 1918. ALS in German, one page, 6 x 8, May 7, 1914. Letter to “Dr. Scheu” (apparently the lawyer Dr. Jakob Scheu), regarding the repayment of a debt. In part (translated): “It is quite impossible at the moment for me to pay the whole debt of 247K for Mr. Holub; however, the week after next I will be able to pay a part, and I hope in the course of this month the rest.” In fine condition. 1914 found Schiele enjoying success for the first time outside of Austria-Hungary, exhibiting in Rome, Brussels, and Paris, and beginning to learn the art of engraving from Robert Philippi and with the support of Arthur Roessler. It was also in 1914 that he first encountered Edith Harms, daughter of a master locksmith whose house was across the street from his studio, whom he would marry in 1915. However, it was also a time of financial turmoil for Schiele. In January he exhibited in the Reininghaus Competition, and must have been disappointed not to win the prize of 3,000 kronen. Many of his letters from early 1914 find him making desperate attempts to sell paintings, while negotiating various debts. The debt referred to in this letter, to a tailor named Holub, remained unpaid for several years. On March 4, 1918, the lawyer Dr. Jakob Scheu wrote to Schiele with a reminder of his debt of 172 kronen 49 heller to the tailor, Holub, which Schiele wrote that he had repaid on March 8, 1918. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $500

Rare circa 1985 Saint Laurent design sketch for an ensemble in red and black 452. Yves Saint Laurent. Striking original circa 1985 largeformat jacket and dress ensemble design sketch accomplished by Saint Laurent in graphite and colored inks on an off-white 18.5 x 23.5 sheet of artist’s paper, boldly signed in the lower left in bold black ink, “Yves Saint Laurent.” Archivally framed and in fine condition, with tack holes to corners, and a repaired tear to the top edge descending into the model’s hat. Consignor notes that this originates from the collection of fashion historian and journalist June Weir-Baron, whose many important positions included the first female vice president of Fairchild Publications, fashion editor and assistant publisher of Women’s Wear Daily and W, editor at Vogue, and executive fashion editor at Harper’s Bazaar. This design is circa 1985, the year in which Caroline Rennolds Milbank wrote, ‘The most consistently celebrated and influential designer of the past twenty-five years, Yves Saint Laurent can be credited with both spurring the couture’s rise from its sixties ashes and with finally rendering ready-to-wear reputable.’ Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $1000

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453. Yves Saint Laurent. Interesting limited edition portfolio entitled “Kouros,” consisting of ten color prints plus accom-

panying text, numbered 909/999 (of a total 1500 examples), 11 x 15, signed and inscribed on a preliminary page in black ink, “Pour Kris, avec amour, Yves, 23 Octobre 1986, Paris.” Includes the original box and folder. Contents in fine condition; the original box exhibits extensive wear and staining. A wonderful piece from one of the most influential fashion designers of the 20th century. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

“In 1924 I illustrated A. A. Milne’s ‘When We Were Very Young’ and 2 years later ‘Winnie the Pooh’”

454. Ernest Shepard. ALS signed “Ernest H. Shepard,” one page, 5.25 x 7, personal letterhead, October 26, 1967. Letter to Miss Evelyn B. Byrne, in part: “Many thanks for your letter and for all the information you give me. I am indeed glad to know of the success of your venture and I hope that your new book will meet with great success. By all means reprint my letter. I am particularly pleased to know that schools, parents and teachers showed such interest. I am returning you the typescript of my letter and, as you will see, have added something that may be of interest to you personally.” Includes a typescript of a letter he previously sent to Byrne, in which he described his artistic influences from childhood; at the conclusion, Shepard handwrites a lengthy unsigned passage, in full: “I started working for ‘Punch’ when I was 26 and fifteen years later, when I came back from 3 years service as a Gunner in the 1914 war, I was elected to the Punch ‘Table’ staff. In 1924 I illustrated A. A. Milne’s ‘When We Were Very Young’ and 2 years later ‘Winnie the Pooh’ followed by ‘Now We Are Six’ and ‘The House at Pooh Corner.’ I also illustrated a New edition of Pepy’s Diary titled ‘Everybodys Pepys.’ This was followed by ‘Everybodys Boswell.’ Then a few years later, I illustrated ‘Wind in the Willows’—‘Dream Days’ and the ‘Golden Age’ by Kenneth Grahame. I illustrated ‘Bevis’ the Story of a boy, by Richard Jeffries. Then came Laurence Housman’s Palace Plays ‘Victoria Regina,’ ‘Golden Sovereign’ and Gracious Majesty.’ Within the last 3 years, I have written & illustrated two books for Children ‘Ben & Brock’ and ‘Betsy & Jo.’ Both have been published in the U.S.A. besides in England and several European Countries. I think this may interest you, though it is outside the scope of your new book.” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope addressed in his own hand, incorporating his signature, “E. H. Shepard,” in the return address on the flap. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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Our first Soutine 455. Chaim Soutine. Russian

painter of Belarusian Jewish origin (1893– 1943) who made a major contribution to the expressionist movement while living in Paris. ALS in French, signed “Soutine,” one page on the reverse of a 4.5 x 6 Grand Cafe Chaucuard mailing envelope, postmarked December 8, 1939. Letter to Gerda Groth, in full (translated): “At the prefecture of Auxerre, I spoke with the commissar general who knows me as a painter. He told me that in fact he remembers your unhappy affair; he will want me to return to Paris to see Monsieur Dubois again.” Soutine adds a brief postscript: “I will sleep this evening in Auxerre because I feel very tired.” Soutine addresses the envelope in his own hand, incorporating his signature, “Soutine,” into the return address field. In very good to fine condition, with intersecting folds and scattered light creasing. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $300

“Campbell’s Tomato Soup” 456. Andy Warhol. Signed book: The Philosophy of Andy

Warhol (From A to B & Back Again). Later printing. NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1975. Hardcover with dust jacket, 5.75 x 8.5, 241 pages. Signed and inscribed on the half-title page in black felt tip, “To Jim, Andy Warhol,” who fills out the entire page with a large sketch of a “Campbell’s Tomato Soup” can. Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG+/VG, with a small ownership bookplate affixed to front pastedown and a price-clipped dust jacket. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

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A note to his publisher on the “Yvette Guilbert” portfolio

457. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Exceptional ALS signed “H. de Toulouse Lautrec,” one page both sides, lightly gridded,

8.25 x 10.5, no date, but circa 1894. Letter to his publisher and lithographer Andre Marty, in full (translated): “The book could not be better. Yvette wrote me a very kind note. As for the two japon proofs, they are admirable. Do your best to request them. Geffroy and you know better than I what to do. Keep my copy of the lithograph I will pick it up when I come back and send me the clippings relative to our book. And these eight to Bruant.” In very good to fine condition, with chipping to the edges, and old archival reinforcement tape along portions of the back left edge. Gustave Geffroy was a journalist who wrote for the left-wing paper ‘La Justice,’ and “Yvette” presumably refers to Yvette Guilbert, a singer and actress who was the subject of some of Toulouse-Lautrec’s most striking artwork. The mention of Guilbert’s “very kind note” concerning “the book,” is most likely referring to the famous 1894 portfolio entitled ‘Yvette Guilbert,’ which was published by Marty and featured text by Geffroy and lithographs by Toulouse-Lautrec. Andre Marty found great success producing limited-edition print portfolios during the 1890s, and ‘Yvette Guilbert’ was conceived as part of a proposed series on Parisian cafe singers (although it was the only one published). Toulouse-Lautrec’s artwork shows scenes from the singer’s daily life, while Geffroy uses the subject as a device to discuss the living and working conditions of her primary audience, members of the Paris working class. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $1000

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458. Oswald Achenbach

459. Ansel Adams

460. Ansel Adams

461. Gutzon Borglum

462. Frederick Arthur Bridgman

463. Fashion Designers

464. Robert Freiman

465. Daniel Chester French

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466. German and Austrian Artists Starting Bid $200

470. Sol LeWitt Starting Bid $200

471. Robert Mapplethorpe

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468. Philip Johnson and John Burgee Starting Bid $200

472. Georges Mathieu Starting Bid $200

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469. Kathe Kollwitz Starting Bid $200

473. Gustave Moreau Starting Bid $200


474. James and Karla Murray

478. Wilhelmus Reichius

482. Ernest Shepard

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477. Arthur Rackham

479. Lili Rethi

480. Norman Rockwell

481. Luigi Rossini

483. Theophile Steinlen

484. Luigi Vanvitelli

485. Alberto Vargas

487. Andy Warhol

488. Andy Warhol

489. Andy Warhol

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486. Maurice de Vlaminck

476. Max Pollak

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475. Pablo Picasso

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comic art & animation “Many of our better artists are with the armed forces” 490. Walt Disney. World War II-dated TLS, one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal

letterhead, May 7, 1945. Letter to Mrs. M. W. Lyon, in full: “It was nice to hear from you again. I have thought of Red so many times as our business progressed and how happy he would be to have been a part of it. I thought a lot of Red and he was a big help to me in those early days. Regarding Mrs. Crowley, I wish I could consider her music, but right now there are so many things going on I am afraid I must forego the pleasure of doing so. We have a number of music properties ready to go into production, including music recorded with Stokowski, but we are unable to get them into work because of the activities for the War Effort, plus the fact that many of our better artists are with the armed forces. Perhaps it would be well for Mrs. Crowley to consider the possibility of getting her music published. We rather prefer using published material in that it affords us a certain amount of audience reaction value. I hope you are well and happy.” In fine condition, with horizontal stains from prior storage in a magnetic photo album. William ‘Red’ Lyon was a cameraman who worked alongside Disney, Ub Iwerks, and Fred Harman at the Kansas City Film Ad Company. When Disney created the Laugh-O-Gram Films studio in May 1922, Lyon was hired as the studio’s cameraman. A contentrich letter highlighted by an extremely bold Disney signature. Pre-certified Phil Sears COA. Starting Bid $300

491. Walt Disney. Attractive vintage ink signature, “To Barbara, Walt Disney,”

on a light blue 6.75 x 3.5 sheet. Matted and framed with a photo of Disney to an overall size of 12.75 x 17. In fine condition. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Phil Sears. A particularly large and florid example. Starting Bid $300

Disney’s The Art of Animation 492. Walt Disney. Signed book: Walt Disney: The Art of Animation. NY: Simon & Schuster, 1958. Hardcover with dust jacket, 8.25 x 11.25, 181 pages. Prominently signed and inscribed opposite the title page in extremely bold black ink, “To Bill Jr., All Best, Walt.” Book condition: VG+/G, with some short tears to dust jacket, flecks of paper loss, and lamination separating from paper (as typical). When Walt Disney was producing the animated feature film Sleeping Beauty, he realized that a great way to publicize the ‘high art’ approach of the film would be to create an exhibit showing the history and development of animation. He used elements from the film itself to explain the actual animation process in a traveling exhibit called ‘The Art of Animation: A Walt Disney Retrospective.’ To support the original touring exhibit as well as Sleeping Beauty, Walt had writer Bob Thomas put together this book entitled The Art of Animation. Pre-certified Phil Sears COA. Starting Bid $200

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493. Reginald Birch Starting Bid $200

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494. Mel Blanc

495. Art Clokey

496. Stan Goldberg

497. Don Herold

498. Don Herold

499. Hank Ketcham

500. Albert Levering

501. Virgil Ross

502. Charles Schulz

504. Mort Walker

505. Rudolph Wendelin

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503. Charles Schulz Starting Bid $200

506. Wonder Woman Starting Bid $200

507. Dean Young Starting Bid $200

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literature

The creator of Thomas the Tank Engine 508. Wilbert Awdry. English Anglican cleric, railway enthusiast, and children’s author (1911–1997) remembered as the creator of Thomas the Tank Engine. ALS signed “W. Awdrey,” one page, 8 x 10, personal railway letterhead, August 24, 1985. Letter concerning arrangements for an appearance in Bath, in part: “Autographing: It will be best to arrange definite times and places for this. As you have encouraged a variety of activities for us it will be as well to emphasize that autographing will be one only at these times and not when they happen to see me and think of it That would hold me up and (a) prevent events going according to plan and (b) hinder our proper round…I had better add re ‘walk-around’ that I am not particularly mobile following an accident, nor is Mrs. Awdry. We get about, but at our own pace!” Also includes a 13.75 x 9.75 cardstock print of Gordon the Big Engine exiting a tunnel, signed in the lower right corner in ballpoint, “W. Awdry.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

Wonderful letter from the creator of Oz 509. L. Frank Baum. Rare ALS, one page, 5.5 x 9.5, Hotel Walton

letterhead, September 30, 1904. Letter to author and friend Emerson Hough, in full: “Send me Mr. Acherman’s New York address and I’ll try to see him next week. Write me at the Imperial Hotel 32nd & B’way—Should be home in a couple of weeks and hope to have a good visit with you then. Mrs. B is with me and joins me in regards to yourself and Mrs. Hough.” In very good condition, with light toning from prior display, chipping to edges, and tears to the upper blank area (partly reinforced with scotch tape on the reverse). Best known for his western stories, Hough created two play treatments with Baum, The Maid of Athens: A College Phantasy and The King of Gee-Whiz, neither of which ever reached the stage. During this particular period, the musical adaptation of The Wizard of Oz was nearing its end at the Majestic Theatre on Broadway. Over the course of two years, from January 21, 1903, to December 31, 1904, the Majestic ran 293 performances of The Wizard of Oz. Three months before this letter was written, Reilly & Britton published The Marvelous Land of Oz, Baum’s sequel to his best-selling 1900 fantasy The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. An exceptional letter with great associations—Baum remains scarce across all signed formats. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $300

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Chandler deals with story rights—“They couldn’t sue me because they haven’t lost anything” 512. Raymond Chandler. TLS 510. Saul Bellow. Influential Canadian-American writer (1915–2005) who counted the Pulitzer Prize, the Nobel Prize for Literature, and the National Medal of Arts among his many accolades; his best-known works include The Adventures of Augie March, Henderson the Rain King, Herzog, and Seize the Day. The author’s retained copies of three contracts with Viking Press, each four pages on adjoining sheets, 8.5 x 14, dated from 1956 to 1968, all signed at the conclusion by Bellow and also docketed in his own hand. The contracts represent the publication of his novels Henderson the Rain King and Herzog, and his short story collection Mosby’s Memoirs. The first DS, dated April 4, 1956, obligates Bellow to provide three untitled novels in 1956, 1957, and 1958 and raises his advance to $15,000; a note in Bellow’s hand on the verso indicates that one of these is 1959’s Henderson the Rain King. The second, dated August 27, 1964, confirms that Bellow has delivered the finished “work of fiction entitled Herzog,” and is similarly signed and annotated on the reverse by Bellow. The third, January 22, 1968, confirms Bellow’s delivery of “a volume of short stories entitled Stories, consisting of approximately 60,000 words,” to which Bellow has added the title in blue ballpoint, “Mosby’s Memoirs.” In overall fine condition. Starting Bid $200

signed “Ray,” two pages, 8.5 x 11, personal letterhead, March 19, 1953. Letter to his agent H. N. Swanson, in part: “Yes, of course I should have remembered about these story rights before, but I just didn’t. David Tyler and Eddie Carter had quite a correspondence about them at the time of the King Features Syndicate arrangements, and I guess I took it for granted that you were posted and that everything was all right until I just happened to remember the business about ARGOSY and THE KING IN YELLOW. I quite agree with you that the St. John Publishing Company should be told the situation, so that they can stop the story if it is possible. At the same time I hardly think they would care to decide the legal issue involved. You will just have to pass the buck to me and say that I failed to inform you that the rights were not free, or that I did inform you erroneously that they were free, whichever you like… Apart from the annoyance, what would happen if VERDICT does come out with this story and my name on the cover? Obviously Popular Publications, if they feel strong enough, might seek a temporary injunction and cause the withdrawal of the magazine from the stands. I don’t think for a moment that they would do it. They couldn’t sue me because they haven’t lost anything; they have not been damaged.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

5 11 . A n d r e Breton. French

writer and poet (1896–1966) best known as the founder of Surrealism. Signed book: Entretiens. Paris: Le Point du Jour-N.R.F., 1952. Softcover, 5.75 x 7.5, 317 pages. Signed and inscribed on the title page in fountain pen, “A Monsieur Thierriat, hommage de Andre Breton.” In very good condition, with heavy wear to the covers and spine, partial separations at spine ends, and toning to the signed and interior pages. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

513. Isak Dinesen.

Pseudonym of prominent Danish author Karen Blixen (18851962), best known for her account of life in Kenya, Out of Africa, later adapted into an Academy Awardwinning film. Vintage fountain pen signature, “Izak Dinesen,” on an off-white 3.75 x 2.75 autograph card which mistakenly identifies Dinesen as “Mr.” In fine condition, with trimmed edges. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA. Starting Bid $200

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514. Dr. Seuss. Signed book: Hop on Pop. Later printing. NY: Random House, 1963. Hardcover, 6.75 x 9.25, 64 pages. Signed and inscribed opposite the title page in black felt tip, “For Caitlin, with best wishes, Dr. Seuss.” In very good to fine condition, with some chipping and toning to edges of boards. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

“One extra green egg” by Dr. Seuss

515. Dr. Seuss. Fantastic signed book: Green Eggs and Ham. Later printing. NY: Random House, 1960. , 6.75 x 9.25, 62 pages. Signed and inscribed opposite the title page in black felt tip, “One extra green egg for Michael Polk, Dr. Seuss,” with a small sketch of a green egg. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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516. Ralph Waldo Emerson. Atlantic Bank check, 6.75 x 2.5, filled out and signed by Emerson, “R. Waldo Emerson,” payable to J. M. Cheney Cash’r for $50, February 1, 1864. Nicely double-matted and framed with an engraved portrait bearing a facsimile signature to an overall size of 12.5 x 21. In fine condition, with light soiling and a cancellation hole at the center not affecting the signature. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200


Sought-after first printing of Invisible Man

517. Ralph Ellison. Signed book: Invisible Man. First edition, first printing. NY: Random House, 1952. Hardcover with dust jacket (price clipped), 5.75 x 8.5, 439 pages. Signed on a loosely laid-in bookplate in black ballpoint, “Ralph Ellison.” Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG+/VG, with edgewear and clipped price to dust jacket. A most important book that remains in marvelous condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

“I share your respect for D.H.L. as a writer” 518. David Garnett. Brit-

ish writer and publisher (1892– 1981) who was a prominent member of the Bloomsbury Group and earned literary recognition for his novels Lady into Fox and Aspects of Love. ALS, one page, 5.5 x 7, Hilton Hall letterhead, September 22, 1949. Letter to Mr. Hordarth, in full: “I am afraid I don’t want to sell any of D. H. Lawrence’s letters to me, or to my parents so I cannot agree to your request. However he must have written thousands: Huxley’s volume of the letters is only a selection & I do not think you’ll find a great difficulty in getting one. I share your respect for D.H.L. as a writer.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

519. Elbert Hubbard. American

writer, printer, and philosopher (1856–1915), closely associated with the Arts and Crafts movement, who perished in the Lusitania disaster. ALS, one page, 5.75 x 7, Bingham House letterhead, March 1, 1901. Letter to Doctor Mack, in full: “Your kind letter of some days ago has just caught up with me here. The date of Tuesday March 26th is agreeable to me for the lecture. Subject will be ‘Roycroft Ideals.’” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

520. Elbert Hubbard. Marine

National Bank check, 6.5 x 2.75, filled out and signed by Hubbard, payable to Charles H. Field for $200, September 21, 1908. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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“Karl’s freak Kudu head”— an inspiration for Green Hills of Africa 521. Ernest Hemingway. Original vintage circa 1934–35 glossy

2.25 x 3.5 candid photo of Hemingway’s fishing and hunting friend Charles ‘Karl’ Thompson and an African guide with a Kudu antelope head on the Serengeti Plain during a hunt, annotated on the reverse in pencil by Hemingway, “Karl’s freak Kudu head.” In fine condition. Hemingway and Thompson met in April of 1928, when the Hemingways were on a five-week vacation in Key West. Thompson’s family owned a variety of island businesses, including a cigar box factory, a hardware store, and a fishing tackle shop. Thompson taught Hemingway how to fish for tarpon and red snapper. This photograph depicts a scene from Hemingway’s three month winter safari in 1934–1935 in the big-game country of East Africa, during which he camped out on the great Serengeti Plain at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro. The trip helped Hemingway form the basis for his second work of nonfiction, Green Hills of Africa, published in 1935. Thompson plays a major role in the story, and the hunt for kudu is constantly referenced. Starting Bid $200

Joyce praises the “breathing and phrasing” of a famed Irish tenor 522. James Joyce. Sought-after ALS, one page, 7.5 x

9.75, December 8, 1920. Letter to the famous Irish tenor John McCormack, praising a recent performance, in full: “In the general confusion the other afternoon I had not an opportunity to tell you how delighted we were by your singing, especially the aria from Don Giovanni: I have lived in Italy practically ever since we last met but no Italian lyrical tenor that I know (Bonci possibly excepted) could do such a feat of breathing and phrasing—to say nothing of the beauty of tone in which, I am glad to see, Roscommon can leave the peninsula a fair distance behind. We are all going to hear you again next Tuesday and I am sure you will have another big success. Di nuovo tanti mirallegri ed una stretta di mano cordialissimo [Again many greetings and a cordial handshake].” In fine condition, with a light block of toning from prior display. Published in the third volume of The Letters of James Joyce, this letter clearly displays the esteemed relationship shared between Joyce and McCormack, one which dates to twenty years earlier. On the encouragement of McCormack, Joyce, an aspiring singer and a talented tenor in his own right, entered the Feis Ceoil Tenor solo competition in 1904 and finished in third place. In perhaps a show of honor, Joyce later incorporated McCormack into his classic modernist novel Ulysses, adding him in as ‘MacCormick’ in Episode six, Hades. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $500

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“The past is simply immense here, and not yet dead” 523. 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

“No two things could be more welcome to a sober Irishman than a good book & a package of good tea” 524. Sean O’Casey. ALS, one page both sides, 5 x 8, March

6, 1946. Letter to Una Gwynn Albery, in part: “Thank you so much for the book & the tea which came this afternoon. No two things could be more welcome to a sober Irishman than a good book & a package of good tea. I daresay you know the Irish proverb: ‘Marbh le tae agus marbh gan é—dead with tea and dead without it.’ I am convinced that there is an undiscovered vitamin in tea. I’m sure I shall enjoy the book. Ay, indeed, O’Leary had a fine Tolstoyan head, broader a little, & not quite so long; but very like that of the Russian. Strange, how he was such a poor writer.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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“The many business matters which have come in the train of ‘Gone With the Wind’ keep me too busy to do any writing” 525. Margaret Mitchell. TLS signed “Margaret Mitchell Marsh,” one page, 7.25 x 11, personal letterhead, September 30, 1938. Letter to Cadet H. Hammond Walker at The Citadel, in full: “I thank you so much for the compliment you paid me in asking me to write something for ‘The Shako.’ Under ordinary circumstances it would give me pleasure to do this, but my circumstances are far from ordinary just now. In the first place, I am not doing any writing of any kind, as the many business matters which have come in the train of ‘Gone With the Wind’ keep me too busy to do any writing. In the second place, I am tied by promises to editors of magazines, newspapers and various periodicals. I have promised them all that when—and if—I should ever have the leisure to do any writing, even if only very short articles or paragraphs, I would give all of them the right to see my writings. So, it will be impossible for me to oblige you. Several years ago when I was in Charleston I had the pleasant experience of going to The Citadel and seeing the cadets at drill. I knew something of the history of your famous institution, and so I found the drill doubly exciting.” In fine condition. Accompanied by the Spring 1939 issue of The Shako, for which Hammond was editor, as well as the original mailing envelope. Though Mitchell had worked as a reporter for The Atlanta Journal in her youth, she famously only ever published a single novel—Gone With the Wind—and all other writings were destroyed at her request. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA. Starting Bid $300

526. Luigi Pirandello. Italian dramatist, novelist, and short story writer (1867–

1936) awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1934. Uncommon matte-finish 3.5 x 5.5 real photo postcard of Pirandello in profile, neatly signed across the top in fountain pen. Mounted and matted to an overall size of 9 x 12. In fine condition, with light silvering to dark areas of the image. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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Sartre pens 21 pages to a potential love— “Is there anything changed between us?”

527. Jean-Paul Sartre. Lengthy ALS in French, signed “J. P. Sartre,” 21 pages, 4.25 x 6.75, August 5, 1937. Addressed to the French theatre actress Wanda Kosakiewicz, in which Sartre, complaining at great length about not having found any letters from her at his arrival in Athens, hopes that nothing has changed in their relationship, in part (translated): “My dear little Sphere, What name will I call you? I returned this morning to Athens around 5 am, I went to the post as soon as it opened and I did not find any letter from you…What does that mean? Is there anything changed between us?…Now you have broken a link. Naturally, I will continue to write to you, I will not sell my letters. But I shall no longer have the same pleasure in doing so…If you are not the last of the last ones you will answer by air on receipt of this letter. I do not ask you forty pages (I think I was quite Gallic to see me write a little bit every day and it makes me laugh)…From Mykonos we have had no more connection with ancient Greece. We have hardly seen two columns at the head of a cape at Naxos…Mykonos was our first contact with the curious little towns of the Cyclades, where the houses are small whitewashed cubes…It was a little fun to see the transformation into modern and comfortable constructions of the ancient buildings of Mykonos. To you who always ask ‘What kind of people inhabit these houses,’ I think I can say that they were above all small and middle-class citizens, and then, higher up and on the coasts of the poorer people. This is where it was most pleasant.” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, addressed in Sartre’s own hand. Kosakiewicz was a love interest of Sartre and the younger sister of Olga Kosakiewicz, a student of the existentialist philosopher and writer Simone de Beauvoir, Sartre’s lifelong companion. Sartre wrote that Wanda was one of the reasons that his friendship with Albert Camus went sour. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $500

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Handwritten notes from the revered French polymath

528. Antoine de Saint-Exupery.

Magnificent handwritten manuscript in French, unsigned, five pages, 8.5 x 11, no date. An interesting collection of handwritten mathematical expressions and notes by Saint-Exupery. In fine condition, with staple holes to the upper left corners, and scattered light creasing. Saint-Exupery loved mathematical enigmas and riddles, and possessed superior skills in the subject, making this an especially desirable piece. Starting Bid $500

529. Jean-Paul Sartre. TLS in French, signed “J. Sartre,” one page, 8.25 x 10.75, March

10, 1963. Letter to French actor, director, and professor Jean Darnel, in full (translated): “I thank you very much for letting me know of your success. I regret not having received your letter earlier because, unfortunately, I am not available yet. I do not lose hope to see your show one day and wish your trip to Morocco as happy as that of Tunisia.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds, and two filing holes to the left side. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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530. Richard Scarry. Three items: an original ballpoint sketch of the Lowly Worm on a white 6 x 3.5 card, signed, “Richard

Scarry and Lowly Worm, 1988”; a first edition (“A” on last page) of Pierre Bear published as a Little Golden Book by Simon and Schuster in 1954, signed and inscribed on the title page in blue ballpoint by Scarry, “To mother with love, Richard” and by his wife, “Patsy”; and a British edition of Little Richard published by Collins in 1970, signed and inscribed on the copyright page in green felt tip by Patricia M. Scarry, “For the charming Hillan Boys—who—one summer—stole my heart. With love, Patricia Scarry, St Jean-Cap-Ferrat, 1971.” Scarry’s sketch is in very fine condition; Pierre Bear is in fine condition, with light wear and some minor chipping to boards; and Little Richard is in very good condition, with damage to the spine. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope for the sketch, marked “Par Avion” in Richard Scarry’s hand. Starting Bid $200

Where the Wild Things Are with Mickey Mouse sketch

532. Shel Silverstein. Sought-after pairing of a handwritten 531. Maurice Sendak. Signed

book: Where the Wild Things Are. NY: Harper & Row, 1963. Hardcover with replacement dust jacket, 10.25 x 9.25. Signed and inscribed on the half-title page in blue ballpoint, “For David, Maurice Sendak, May ‘80,” who adds a wonderful full-length sketch of Mickey Mouse saying “Hi!” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

poem and original sketches by Shel Silverstein, individually accomplished in black felt tip on off-white 8.5 x 13.25 notebook sheets, both of which are inscribed to “Raquel” and signed “with love Shel Silverstein.” The first sketch depicts a hand emerging from a stone well topped with a large bell, with its accompanying poem reading: “Raquel fell, Down the well, How far she fell, No one can tell, No one heard her yell, So she rang the bell, And that’s as much as I can spell.” The second sketch shows a forearm with hand carefully holding a rose by its stem, and reads below: “A Flower—for Raquel.” In overall fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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Silverstein adds another illustration to Falling Up 533. Shel Silverstein. Signed book: Falling Up. First edition. NY: HarperCollins, 1996. Hardcover with dust jacket, 7 x 9, 171 pages. Signed and inscribed on the front pastedown and first free end page in black felt tip, “A flower for Linda—with love, Shel Silverstein,” who draws a surreal sketch of an arm holding a single flower. In fine condition, with a small, light stain near the lower right edge. Silverstein’s added sketch is consistent with the book’s abundance of bizarre and wonderful illustrations—a delightful example. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

534. Alexis de Tocqueville. French political thinker and

historian (1805–1859) best known for his works Democracy in America and The Old Regime and the Revolution. Untranslated ALS in French, one page both sides, 4.5 x 7.25, no date. Addressed on the reverse of the second integral page in his own hand to “Mr. Austin.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA. Starting Bid $200

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535. Emile Zola. ALS in French, two pages on two adjoining sheets, 5 x 8, July 9, 1901. Letter to the French poet Saint-Georges de Bouhélier, concerning the succession of the new director at the Figaro newspaper. In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, addressed in Zola’s own hand. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200


“Am preparing an ed’n of Leaves of Grass to be put in pocket book binding”

536. Walt Whitman. Boldly penned ALS, one page on the reverse of a 5 x 3 French postcard, May 4, 1889. Written from

Camden, New Jersey, a letter to the French poet and translator Gabriel Sarrazin, in full: “The book ‘Poesie Anglaise’ safely rec’d—thanks & thanks again. I am still laid up here lame and paralyzed—kept in for a year but getting along (as we call it) better & gayer heart than you might suppose. Am preparing an ed’n of Leaves of Grass to be put in pocket book binding with fuller text & shall send you one when ready. For this time I send loving wishes & an old fellow’s benison.” Reverse addressed in Whitman’s own hand; readdressed portion done by another. In fine condition, with old mounting remnants and adhesive residue on the address side of the card. Sarrazin first read Whitman while researching for his upcoming book on the English romantic poets, La Renaissance de le Poesie Anglaise, 1778–1889. Greatly impressed by the work of the American poet, Sarrazin decided to include a chapter entitled ‘Walt Whitman,’ which was published separately in La Nouvelle Revue on May 1, 1888. In January 1889, Sarrazin sent Whitman a copy of the approved article, which, as this letter affirms, was “safely rec’d.” Published in French, Whitman asked two friends, William Sloane Kennedy and Dr. Richard Maurice Bucke, each to translate the article. The satisfying results prompted Whitman to declare Sarrazin’s article as one of the ‘strongest pieces of work which Leaves of Grass has drawn out.’ Whitman’s self-diagnosis of “lame and paralyzed” did little to ebb his passion towards his beloved and ever-growing Leaves of Grass; he published an eighth edition in 1889, and then, as the end of 1892 approached, Whitman prepared his famous ‘deathbed’ edition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $500

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538. William S. Burroughs

539. Alexandre Dumas, fils

540. Joel Chandler Harris

542. Victor Hugo

543. Washington Irving

544. Elmore Leonard

537. Louisa May Alcott Starting Bid $200

541. Patricia Highsmith

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546. Henry Miller Starting Bid $200

550. Paul Valery Starting Bid $200

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547. Dr. Seuss

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548. John Steinbeck Starting Bid $200

551. John Greenleaf Whittier Starting Bid $200

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549. William Makepeace Thackeray Starting Bid $200

552. Tennessee Williams Starting Bid $200


553. Edward Elgar. ALS, three pages on

music

two adjoining sheets, 5.25 x 8.25, August 29, no year. Letter to Novello and Co., in part: “I much regret that the proofs eventually arrived during my absence. I hasten to send them corrected as far as I can without actually comparing them with the score. It will be unnecessary to delay printing sufficient copies for the festival but I suppose you will, as usual, defer printing for sale until after the performance & further corrections, if needful, may be made.” In fine condition, with writing showing through from opposing sides. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

Striking portrait of the Norwegian master

554. Edvard Grieg. Rare 4.25 x 6.5 cabinet portrait of Dr.

Edvard Grieg in a distinguished head-and-shoulders pose, wearing a warm coat with vest and pocket chain, crisply signed in the lower border in black ink. Published by Elliott and Fry of London. In fine condition, with light scuffing to the image. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

555. Giacomo Puccini. Untranslated ALS in Italian, signed “Puccini,” one page on the reverse of a 5 x 3.5 postcard featuring artwork for Act I of Puccini’s classic work Tosca, no date. In fine condition, with trimmed edges. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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A gift for actress Debbie Reynolds— “There’s No Busines Like Show Business” 556. Irving Berlin. TLS, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, November 19, 1979. Letter to actress Debbie Reynolds, in full: “Here is the autographed picture you asked for and a copy of ‘There’s No Business Like Show Business.’ I’ve always regretted that I couldn’t see you in the show, but I know from all accounts that you were wonderful. I hope all is going well with you.” In very fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

557. John Coltrane. Sought-after set of ink and ballpoint signatures of John Coltrane, McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin Jones on individual off-white sheets ranging in size from 4.75 x 3.25 (Coltrane) to 2.25 x 1.25 (Jones). In overall fine condition. Pre-certified REAL. Starting Bid $200

558. George Gershwin. Personal check, 6.5 x 2.75, filled out in another hand and signed by Gershwin, payable to Schneider & Co. for $8.54, October 11, 1935. In fine condition, with one unobtrusive vertical fold. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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559. Thelonious Monk. Vintage glossy 4.5 x 6 photo of Monk smoking a cigarette at his piano, signed in black ballpoint, “Good luck always, Thelonious Monk.” Reverse bears an International Artists Promotion, Brussels, stamp. In very good condition, with some light creasing, and many scattered tack holes, some within the image itself. Pre-certified REAL. Starting Bid $200

Porter’s contract for the 1957 musical comedy Les Girls

560. Cole Porter. DS, eighteen pages, 8.5 x 13, June 10, 1957. Contract between Porter and Sol C. Siegel Productions, in part: “Siegel desires to employ Porter to compose, write, adapt and/or arrange the words and music of the musical numbers for a motion picture tentatively entitled ‘Les Girls’ to be produced by Siegel and distributed by Loew’s Incorporated.” The agreement outlines Porter’s work schedule, grants associated rights to the resulting material, and describes the financial arrangements of the contract. Signed at the conclusion in fountain pen by Siegel, Porter, and a Loew’s vice president. A page headed “Exhibit ‘A’” lists Porter’s compositions: “Les Girls,” “Ladies in Waiting,” “Ca, C’est L’amour,” “You’re Just Too, Too,” “Why Am I So Gone? (About That Girl),” “Drinking Song,” and “High Flyin’ Wings On My Shoes.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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562. Brothers.

561. Allman Brothers. Cream-colored Crescent electric

guitar bearing two Allman Brothers stickers, signed on the off-white pickguard in black felt tip, “Gregg Allman” and “Jaimoe,” and on the body, “Marc Quinones,” “Derek [Trucks],” “Otell [Burbridge],” and “Warren Haynes.” In fine condition. Pre-certified REAL. Starting Bid $200

Allman

Red sparkle Affinity series Fender Squier Stratocaster electric guitar, signed on the body in silver ink, “Gregg Allman, ‘05” and “Jaimoe,” and on the offwhite pickguard in blue felt tip, “Dickey Betts” and “Dangerous Dan Toler,” in blue paint pen, “Butch Trucks,” and in black felt tip, “David Goldflies, ‘Rook,’ ABB.” In fine condition. Includes a Squier hardshell carrying case. Pre-certified REAL. Starting Bid $200

Apple Records acetate for Badfinger’s classic ‘Day After Day’ 563. Badfinger. Scarce single-sided 10˝ acetate for the single of Badfinger’s classic hit ‘Day After Day,’ with affixed Apple Records Inc. label filled out in type, “Day After Day, Pere [sic] Ham, Apple Music Publishing Inc-Ascap, Time 3-02, Produced by G-Harrison, Recorded by Badfinger in England, (S45-X47650).” In fine condition, with some scattered scuffs and scratches. Released as a single in the US in 1971, ‘Day After Day’ became Badfinger’s highest charting single in America, peaking at number four on the Billboard Hot 100. Acetate discs, also known as reference lacquers, look similar to typical vinyl records, but differ drastically in that they are used only in the production process and are not usually available to the general public. Their purpose is to allow producers, artists, and sound engineers to double-check the quality of a final recording for any flaws or errors before it is sent off for mass production and release. Whereas a vinyl record is mass-produced with a stamp, an acetate is created using a recording lathe to cut the grooves into a blank disc in real time, an extremely exacting process that ensures the most precise recording possible. Starting Bid $200

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1963 Parlophone promo signed at the Cavern Club

564. Beatles. Desirable circa 1963 Parlophone Records promo card of the Beatles during a recording session in the Abbey Road Studios, 5.75 x 3.5, signed on the reverse in blue ballpoint by George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and Ringo Starr. The image on the front was originally taken by Dezo Hoffmann on September 4th 1962, when The Beatles recorded their first single, ‘Love Me Do.’ In fine condition, with light overall soiling. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from the original recipient, in part: “This is to confirm that the Beatles signatures on the Parlophone promo card…were obtained personally by myself at the Cavern Club, Liverpool in 1963.” Pre-certified REAL. Starting Bid $1000

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The Beatles with Best

565. Beatles. Highly desirable circa 1962 vintage glossy 8.5 x 6.25 promotional photo of the Beatles in modish match-

ing suits, with the notable presence of original drummer Pete Best, signed and inscribed on the reverse in red ballpoint, “To Maurin, lots of love, from, John, xxx, xxx,” “Love to Maurine, from Paul McCartney, xxxx,” and “Love, Pete Best,” and in black ballpoint, “To Maurine love from George Harrison xxxxx.” In very good condition, with two small tack holes, scattered creasing and soiling, and a professional repair to a tear to McCartney’s “love” resulting in a related repair to Harrison’s face, giving him a slightly eerie appearance. Pre-certified REAL. Starting Bid $1000

Classic 1965 Robert Whitaker promo 566. Beatles: George Harrison. Spectacular vintage circa 1965 glossy 6.5 x 8.5 Beatles promo photo taken by Robert Whitaker, signed and inscribed at the bottom in fountain pen, “To Fred, all the best, from George Harrison.” Scattered creases and surface spots, and the signature and inscription a shade light, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks. An excellent image and superb vintage signature. Pre-certified REAL. Starting Bid $200

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567. Beatles: George Harrison. Circa early 1980s

handwritten notes signed “Love George x,” one page, 8.25 x 11.75, Hare Krsna letterhead. A list handwritten by Harrison in black ink consisting of various jobs to be performed by an assistant named “Cherry,” in full: “1. Deposit cheque £9000. 2 Bills & Stuff for Lucy/Phil McDanell. 3. Tell Terry Jones— re—’Vole’—it’s OK by me as his letter suggested. 4. Thanks a lot.” In fine condition. Pre-certified REAL. Starting Bid $200

569. Beatles: George Harrison. Crisp ballpoint signature, “George Harrison,” on a blue 2 x 3 card. In fine condition. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks. Pre-certified REAL. Starting Bid $200

568. Beatles: George Harrison. Attractive circa mid-

1960s greeting card featuring an artistic bouquet of flowers, measures 8 x 5 open, signed and inscribed inside in blue ink, “To Pauline and Patricia, love from, George Harrison, xxx.” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original envelope and a letter of provenance from the daughter of the recipient, in full: “In the late 1960s, Mike Millward from the group the Fourmost was in Clatterbridge hospital Bebington on the Wirral. My Mum Gladys Cobley who was a nurse working nights on the ward he was on. While he was there Cilla Black and George Harrison visited him on separate occasions. My mum having 5 teenage daughters asked them all for autographs for us which they gave her.” Pre-certified REAL. Starting Bid $200

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Rare Grapefruit promo card, signed by John and Yoko 570. Beatles: Lennon and Ono. Sought-after Sphere Books promotional card for Yoko Ono’s 1971 book Grapefruit, 11 x 5.25, signed upside down in black ballpoint by Ono and John Lennon, who playfully adds a speech bubble to the cheeky cover art. In very good condition, with light soiling and handling wear, and a heavy horizontal crease passing through the grapefruit. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from the daughter of the original recipient, in part: “At the time (June 1970) my father was in publishing, working for Sphere books and had the pleasure of taking John Lennon and Yoko Ono out for a couple of days to promote her book ‘Grapefruit.’ From what I gather it was a very interesting/amusing time involving press conferences, lunches & signing sessions. They both signed this book cover which has been in my possession up to this present day!’ Consignor notes that autographs were obtained either on July 15 or 16, 1971, when the couple were promoting Grapefruit at London’s Selfridges Department store and Claude Gill Books. While signed copies of the book remain uncommon unto itself, this is the first such Grapefruit promotional card we have ever offered. Pre-certified REAL. Starting Bid $300

Lennon visits Paramount Studios in early 1974

571. Beatles: John Lennon. Vintage pencil signature and inscription, “To Brian, Peter, James & Chris, Love, John Lennon,” on an off-white 6.75 x 4.25 sheet. Archivally matted and framed with a photo of Lennon to an overall size of 14 x 18. In fine condition. Consignor notes that the signature was obtained by his mother, actress Elinor Donahue, a frequent costar on the television series The Odd Couple, when Lennon, his son Julian, and May Pang visited a dress rehearsal of the show at Paramount Studios in January 1974. That same day, Lennon and company also famously dropped in on the sets of Mannix, Mission: Impossible, and Happy Days. A desirable signature dating to the ‘lost weekend’ period of Lennon and Pang. Pre-certified REAL. Starting Bid $300

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Sought-after signed edition of Blackbird Singing 572. Beatles: Paul McCartney. Signed book: Blackbird

Singing. Limited first American edition, numbered 192/250. NY: W. W. Norton and Company, 2001. Clothbound hardcover with slipcase, 6.75 x 10, 185 pages. Signed on the colophon in black ink by McCartney. In very good to fine condition, with fading to the signature and light toning to the signed page, apparently from prior display. Pre-certified REAL. Starting Bid $300

573. Beatles: Paul McCartney. Very appealing October

1982 issue of the French publication The Fab Four, 6 x 8.25, 39 pages, signed on the front cover in blue ballpoint by McCartney. In fine condition, with moderate contrast to the last name. Consignor notes that the signature was obtained at the George V Hotel in Paris on December 3, 1987, during an interview break with French journalist Antoine De Cannes for the television show Rapido. As part of the interview, McCartney performed an acoustic version of the song ‘Birthday’ for the host. Two days later, McCartney and his group appeared live on the ‘Annette 2’ charity telethon performing ‘Once Upon a Time Long Ago.’ Pre-certified REAL. Starting Bid $200

574. Beatles: Paul McCartney. Signed book: High in

the Clouds. First edition. New York: Dutton Children’s Books, 2005. Hardcover with dust jacket, 8.25 x 10, 93 pages. Signed on the half title page in black felt tip. In fine condition. Accompanied by various items related to a McCartney book signing at Borders Westwood on November 10, 2005, including a proof of purchase sheet and three photos taken at the event. Pre-certified REAL. Starting Bid $200

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575. Crosby, Stills, and Nash.

Self-titled debut album signed on the front cover in bold red felt tip by David Crosby, Stephen Stills, and Graham Nash. Included with the album is a brilliant semi-glossy 12.75 x 9 silver gelatin print of the trio by photographer Henry Diltz, taken on the very same day as their famous debut album cover shot, with the lone wardrobe difference being Stills’ removal of his brown outer shirt. Signed in the lower border in black ink by Diltz, who adds “Crosby, Stills & Nash, 1969, ‘Laurel Canyon.’” The photo is archivally double-matted and framed to an overall size of 18 x 14. In fine condition. The record is included. Consignor notes that the signatures were obtained in person. Pre-certified REAL. Starting Bid $200

Desirable 1968 signature of the Doors frontman 576. The Doors: Jim Morrison. Sought-after vintage ballpoint signature and inscription, “Bonnie, Jim Morrison,” on an off-white 4.5 x 3 sheet. Archivally double-matted and framed with a color glossy photo of Morrison sitting on stage to an overall size of 10 x 16.75. In fine condition, with an unobtrusive light vertical crease. Consignor notes that this was signed at a bookshop at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport in 1968. A beautiful example of Morrison’s scarce autograph. Pre-certified REAL. Starting Bid $300

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Dylan and The Band prepare to release Before the Flood 577. Bob Dylan. DS, two pages, 8.5 x 11, June 6,

1974. Photocopy of a letter of agreement between Elektra/Asylum Records and Dylan and members of The Band, in part: “You are about to release a record album containing performances by the undersigned (known professionally as The Band) and Bob Dylan based upon performances recorded on the Bob Dylan/Band tour of the United States in 1974. At our request, you obtained the consent of Capitol Records, Inc. to the inclusion of certain of our performances on the aforesaid album upon payment to Capitol Records, Inc. of the sum of twenty-five cents for each record (including tape) sold in the United States and Canada and twelve and one-half cents for each record sold elsewhere. We have authorized Bob Dylan to permit you to withhold and pay such sums directly to Capitol Records, Inc. from and out of our share of the net income derived from sales of the aforesaid album.” Signed at the conclusion in blue ink by Dylan, and countersigned by an Elektra/Asylum Records representative. In fine condition, with corner staple holes. Before the Flood was released on June 20, 1974, on Asylum Records, and consisted of songs recorded at Madison Square Garden on January 30th, and at the Los Angeles Forum on February 13–14, 1974. Before the Flood was the first live album that Dylan released. Pre-certified REAL. Starting Bid $300

“The Band That Forgot Time,” signed by the Grateful Dead

578. Grateful Dead. Fantastic color t-shirt artwork pelon

showing a robed Father Time, scythe over his shoulder, attempting to read an hourglass wristwatch with broken glasses against a black background, with large red stylized text above and below, “Grateful Dead, The Band That Forgot Time, 1987, 1988,” created by Taiyo Onorato and dated 1987, 15.5 x 19.5, signed in gold ink by Jerry Garcia, Mickey Hart, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzman, Bob Weir, and Vince Welnick. Framed and in fine condition, with moderate signature contrast against the dark background. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. These pelons were printed in very low quantities making this a very scarce piece. This particular design was used for a 1987–1988 New Year’s Eve concert, which was held at the Oakland Coliseum Arena in Oakland, California. Pre-certified REAL. Starting Bid $200

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580. Grateful Dead: Garcia and Weir. DS, signed “Jerry Garcia” and “R.

579. Grateful Dead. Stunning black-

bodied Paul Reed Smith McCarty model hollow-body electric guitar, signed on the body in silver ink by Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Warren Haynes, Jeff Chimenti, and Jimmy Herring. In fine condition. Includes a hardshell carrying case. A gorgeous guitar with a loaded cast of Dead autographs. Pre-certified REAL. Starting Bid $200

Weir,” eleven pages, 8.5 x 11, October 6, 1988. An agreement outlining details for a penthouse renovation at 213 West 70th Street in New York by which Garcia and Weir hire Gibco Builders, including “demolition…Intercom, Carpet, renovation of Public Corridors except as noted.” Document is housed in a binder with numerous other papers and documents related to the project, including a New York certificate of capital improvement, January 30, 1989, signed again by Bob Weir, “R. Weir.” Two additional documents are signed by Rock Scully, a longtime manager of the band. Expected document wear and tears to binding holes to the first page, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. Garcia and Weir first met on New Year’s Eve 1963, befriending over a love of the Beatles and soon forming a band called Mother McCree’s Uptown Jug Champions, which over time was renamed The Warlocks and, eventually, the Grateful Dead. An intriguing East Coast document that presents opportunity for further Dead research. Pre-certified REAL. Starting Bid $200

“Love to you”— a heart from Hendrix 581. Jimi Hendrix. Vintage ballpoint signature, “Love to you, Jimi Hendrix,” who adds a small heart on an off-white 3.5 x 3.75 sheet of Sheraton–Tampa Motor Inn stationery. In very good condition, with a light stain just touching his last name, small edge tears, and a larger tear to the right side; almost all of the flaws could be matted out if so desired. Consignor notes that this signature was obtained at the hotel after one of Hendrix’s 1968 shows at Curtis Hixon Hall in Tampa, Florida; he played twice at the venue, on August 16th and November 23rd. Pre-certified REAL. Starting Bid $300

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582. Led Zeppelin. Vintage hardcover tour program for

Led Zeppelin, published by The Visual Thing in 1969, 12 x 12, thirty pages, signed on the front cover in black felt tip, “Robert Plant,” and in silver ink, “Bet Red, John Paul Jones” and “Jimmy Page.” In fine condition. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from REAL. Starting Bid $200

583. Led Zeppelin. Glossy 10 x 8 Swan Song publicity photo of Led Zeppelin standing in long grass, signed and inscribed in gold ink, “Jimmy, Rock on! Jimmy Page,” “John Paul Jones,” and “Robert Plant.” In fine condition, with creases to two corners. Pre-certified REAL. Starting Bid $200

584. Led Zeppelin: Page and Jones. Led Zeppelin III album signed and inscribed on the back cover in black felt tip, “Regina, Rock on! Jimmy Page” and “John Paul Jones.” In fine condition. The record is included. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from REAL. Starting Bid $200

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Scarce inscribed German pressing

585. Bob Marley and the Wailers. German pressing

of Marley’s Uprising album signed and inscribed on the front cover in blue ballpoint, “To Stephnie, all the Best Wishes, Happy Christmas, Love, Bob Marley.” Marley has traced over his signature a couple of times to make it bolder. In fine condition, with aforementioned tracing over of signature. The record is included. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from the original recipient which reads, in part: “We have a house in Rottach-Egern on Lake Tegern (Bavaria)...that we used to rent out as a vacation house. At one point an English doctor came to us and rented the house for a cancer patient and several other people...my parents learned that it was dealing with Bob Marley, who was undergoing cancer treatment with the former ‘miracle doctor’ Dr. Issels. The doctor had rented the house for several weeks...Bob Marley probably left the house in the dark early in the morning to go to Dr. Issel’s clinic and returned in the dark late in the evening...My mother explains that the house had been totally overheated to the point that the balconies were warped! Bob Marley...moved to somewhere else. At that time, we had only seen his mother and his entourage, since other opportunities still had to be regulated. My mother asked for an autograph for her children and then we got these albums (Kaya for my sister and Uprising for me, Stephanie).” Issels, known for his controversial alternative cancer therapy regimen, treated Marley for several months in late 1980 until a few days prior to Marley’s untimely death at age 36. Ex. Christie’s, 2006. Pre-certified REAL. Starting Bid $500

Vibrantly colored RCA Records photo of the King 586. Elvis Presley. Spectacular color 8.5 x 11 photo of Presley wearing a red collared shirt with dotted ascot tie with ring, removed from an RCA Records program, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint, “To Joyce, Elvis Presley.” In fine condition, with a trimmed right edge and scattered light stains, none of which detract from the wonderfully intense portrait. Pre-certified REAL. Starting Bid $300

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Songwriter’s contract signed by “Michael Joe Jackson” and his brothers

587. Queen: Freddie Merc u r y. The

Game album signed on the front cover in green felt tip by Freddie Mercury. In fine condition. The record is included. Pre-certified REAL. Starting Bid $200

588. Rolling Stones. Ap-

pealing green ballpoint signatures, “Love Bill Wyman, xx,” “Mick Jagger,” “Brian Jones,” “Keith Richards,” and “Charlie Boy,” on an offwhite 5.25 x 4.25 album page. In fine condition, with scattered light creasing. Consignor notes that the signatures were obtained at Kettering’s Granada Cinema on January 9, 1964. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from the original recipient and a certificate of authenticity from Tracks. Pre-certified REAL. Starting Bid $200

590. Jackson 5. Uncommon DS, signed “Michael Joe Jackson,” “Joseph W. Jackson,” “Steven R. Jackson,” “Marlon D. Jackson,” “Toriano A. Jackson,” and “Sigmund E. Jackson,” two pages, 8.5 x 14, September 14, 1978. Standard songwriter’s contract between Peacock Music Publishing Company and the Jackson Five, in which the latter agree to sell, assign, transfer, and set over all rights for the “tentatively entitled: Shake Your Body Down to the Ground (Dance and Shout).” Signed at the conclusion in blue ballpoint by the five Jackson brothers, each signing their full given names, as well as in blue ballpoint by patriarch Joe Jackson, who signs on behalf of Peacock Music. In fine condition. Pre-certified REAL. Starting Bid $200

591. Madonna.

Personal check, 6 x 2.75, filled out and signed by Madonna, “Madonna Ciccone,” payable to Craig’s Custom Car Care for $25, July 18, 1986. In fine condition. Pre-certified REAL. Starting Bid $200

589. Rolling Stones. Program for “The Sensational Rolling Stones” presented by Robert Stigwood Associates in 1964,

ten pages, 8.75 x 11, signed inside in blue ballpoint by Mick Jagger, Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts, and Brian Jones, and in red ballpoint by Keith Richards. Also signed throughout by the other artists on the bill, including Mike Berry, Simon Scott, The Mojos, Inez & Charlie Foxx, and The Le Roys. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, scattered creasing, and general overall handling wear. Pre-certified REAL. Starting Bid $300

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592. The Clash

593. Patti Smith

594. Jussi Bjorling

595. George Crumb

596. Fritz Kreisler

597. Gian Carlo Menotti

598. Ottorino Respighi

599. Arthur Rubinstein

600. Conchita Supervia

601. Louis Armstrong

602. Nat King Cole

603. Billy Eckstine

604. Ella Fitzgerald

605. Marvin Gaye

606. Lena Horne

607. B. B. King

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608. Mills Brothers

609. Sonny Rollins

612. James Taylor

613. 1970s Rock Starting Bid $200

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616. AC/DC

617. Aerosmith

618. Aerosmith

619. Gregg Allman

620. Gregg Allman

621. Allman Brothers

622. Allman Brothers

623. Apple Records

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610. John Denver Starting Bid $200

614. AC/DC

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611. Joni Mitchell Starting Bid $200

615. AC/DC

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624. Badfinger

626. Beatles: John Lennon

627. Chuck Berry

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630. Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen

631. Deep Purple

632. Foo Fighters

633. Foo Fighters

634. Foreigner

635. Aretha Franklin

636. Grateful Dead and Friends

637. Jimi Hendrix

638. Jefferson Airplane

639. Jefferson Airplane

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628. The Cars

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625. The Beach Boys Starting Bid $200

629. Cheap Trick

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640. Jefferson Starship

641. Jethro Tull: Ian Anderson

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642. Journey

643. The Kinks

644. KISS

645. Led Zeppelin

646. Live Aid

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647. Loggins and Messina

649. Monkees: Davy Jones

650. Music Miscellany

651. No Doubt

653. Rock and Roll

654. Rolling Stones: Keith Richards

655. Leon Russell

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648. Meat Loaf Starting Bid $200

652. Pearl Jam: Eddie Vedder Starting Bid $200

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656. Santana

657. Grace Slick

658. Small Faces

660. Thin Lizzy

661. Ike and Tina Turner

662. Woodstock

664. Neil Young

665. Young Rascals

666. Frank Zappa

668. Michael Jackson

669. Michael Jackson

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659. Stryper

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663. Yes

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667. ZZ Top

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670. Madonna

671. Kenny Rogers and the First Edition

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classic entertainment Beaton sketches one of his favorite models: “I knew every detail of your face & drew it in every disguise you ever wore” 672. Cecil Beaton. ALS in pencil, signed “Cecil,” one page both sides, 5.75 x 7.5, Shepheard’s Hotel letterhead, May 1942. Letter to Alice, in part: “You won’t realize it was a thrill for me to take these little snapshots of you. I have taken so many thousands! But you don’t know what a favorite you have always been of mine…when I knew every detail of your face & drew it in every disguise you ever wore. It made me suddenly remember a photograph of you in a field of corn…I have sent the two marked V to ‘Vogue.’” Beaton has added two sketches of a female face below his signature. In fine condition. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

673. Ingrid Bergman. Vintage glossy 8 x 9.75 studio portrait of Bergman in a lovely carefree pose, signed in fountain pen, “Sincerely, Ingrid Bergman, 1957.” In very good to fine condition, with a light diagonal crease to the lower left side, and scattered flecks of surface loss, much of which could be matted out. A splendid portrayal of the Oscar-winning actress. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

674. Humphrey Bogart. Vintage glossy 7.25 x 9 studio

portrait of Bogart with a brilliant smile, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Paul, best wishes, Humphrey Bogart.” Double-matted and framed to an overall size of 16.25 x 20.5. In very good to fine condition, with scattered light creasing, a bit heavier near the top edge. A wonderfully mirthful portrait of the typically straight-faced actor. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

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Currency from Casablanca

675. Humphrey Bogart. Moroccan 100 francs note from

1944, 7 x 4, signed in fountain pen by Bogart, his wife Mayo Methot, and five others. Housed in a plastic screw-top protective holder. In very good to fine condition, with intersecting folds and expected light soiling. An especially desirable example, as Morocco is the setting of Bogart’s iconic 1942 film Casablanca. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

676. Clara Bow. Lovely vintage matte-finish 11.75 x 8.75

glamour portrait of Bow in a dreamlike pose, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “For Mrs. Woulffe, In appreciation and may you always be happy, Sincerely, Clara Bow.” 20.25 x 16.25. In fine condition, with a couple of small creases and faint silvering to the darker areas. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

Carradine as “John Peter Richmond, commonly known as ‘Chicken Sam’” 677. John Carradine. Vintage pearl-finish 8 x 10 Universal

Pictures studio portrait of Carradine as Chicken Sam from the 1931 film Heaven on Earth, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Charles—Cordially, John Peter Richmond, commonly known as ‘Chicken Sam.’” Reverse of photo bears an affixed caption and a Freulich studio credit stamp. In fine condition. In homage to his uncle, Carradine began his career using the stage name Peter Richmond, soon adding “John” to the beginning, which was purportedly in honor of his friend John Barrymore. In 1935, he adopted the stage name John Carradine and legally took the name as his own two years later. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

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Large 1919 portrait of Chaplin as the Tramp

679. Charlie Chaplin. Excellent vintage matte-finish 9.5 x 12.75 close-up photo of Chaplin as his most recognizable character, with forlorn expression and trademark toothbrush mustache, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To my friend Ed Diby, from Charlie Chaplin, April 1st 1919.� Double-cloth-matted and framed to an overall size of 16.25 x 20.25. In fine condition, with light overall rippling. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $500

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Early portrait of the rare horror actor inscribed to his wife 680. Dracula: Dwight Frye. Character actor (1899-1943) who played

the lunatic Renfield opposite Bela Lugosi in Dracula, as well as Colin Clive’s assistant Fritz in Frankenstein. Rare matte-finish sepia 8.25 x 11.75 portrait of Frye by White Studio of New York, signed and inscribed to his wife in black ink, “Laurette, You, by any other name would be as sweet, Dwight.” Reverse bears an ink ownership notation by Dwight David Frye, the only child of Frye and his wife Laura Mae Bullivant, “Property of Dwight Frye, Bucksport, Maine.” Trimmed and in fine condition, with two small right edge tears and tiny portions of signature and inscription nipped by the trimming. After several successful years as a New York stage actor, Frye and his wife headed to California in 1929. Following a brief stint with Warner Brothers, Frye was picked up by Universal and memorably cast as the insane Renfield in Tod Browning’s classic 1931 film Dracula. A wonderful photo of the elusive character actor, who remains exceedingly rare in any format, with oversized photos of such clarity amongst the most sought-after. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $300

Flynn taps a friend to assist in the controversial Adventures of Captain Fabian 681. Errol Flynn. TLS signed “Errol,” one page,

5.25 x 7.25, Hotel Prince de Galles letterhead, October 18, 1950. Letter to producer-director William Marshall concerning the film Bloodline, which came to be known as Adventures of Captain Fabian. In part: “Chuck Gross is to act with full authority from me in all matters pertaining to the editing of ‘Bloodline.’ I am relying on him and yourself to obtain the ‘quality presentation’ I’ve always talked about…Except when I am personally available, you can clear through him any decisions as they affect the film by way of timing - length - post synchronization - effects - dubbing - dissolves - re-recording, etc., and he will report to me promptly and regularly…I am sure you will both work in full harmony in getting the picture ready for presentation.” Includes additional related correspondence: a carbon copy of a four-page letter from Marshall to Flynn, dated June 26, 1950, addressing numerous complaints over finances; a secretarially signed four-page letter from Flynn, dated June 27, 1950, outlining numerous concerns with the proposed shooting schedule, cast and crew, the set, and props; and a two-page memorandum of June 28, 1950, headed, “Demands of Flynn,” outlining the star actor’s requests. In fine condition. As these letters reveal, the production of Adventures of Captain Fabian—which at times had been known as The Bargain, Bloodline, and New Orleans Adventure—was fraught with conflict from the start. Between conflicting contractual obligations and international law (French law required a parallel French-language version be produced, unbeknownst to Marshall), many problems arose during the production and release of the film. Legal problems arose throughout the decade: in 1951, Charles Gross sued over payment disputes; in 1952, Flynn asked a court to formally end his partnership with Marshall; and in 1954, Vincent Price sued over unpaid wages. This collection of correspondence offers unparalleled insight into the factors at play during production of the troubled film. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

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683. Clark Gable. Vintage matte-finish 10.25 x 12.75 portrait 682. Errol Flynn. Impressive vintage matte-finish 10.25 x 13.25 Vitagraph portrait of the dashing leading man, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “Hello Louise, Errol Flynn.” Double-matted and framed to an overall size of 16.25 x 20.25. In fine condition. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

of Gable wearing a fur hat and collar, presumably an early studio photo of the actor as Jack Thornton from the 1935 film The Call of the Wild, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Lou, Best of luck, Always, Clark Gable.” Double-matted and framed to an overall size of 18.25 x 22.25. In fine condition, with the handwriting a bit faded but fully legible. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

Immense Game of Thrones display featuring Martin and two dozen series characters 684. Game of Thrones. Tremendous Game of Thrones

display consisting of numerous photos, ranging in size from 2.5 x 3.25 to 11 x 14, signed in ink or felt tip by 24 cast members and the series creator, George R. R. Martin. Cast members include: Alfie Allen, John Bradley, Gwendoline Christie, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Charles Dance, Stephen Dillane, Peter Dinklage, Natalie Dormer, Jerome Flynn, Aidan Gillen, Jack Gleeson, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Isaac HempsteadWright, Conleth Hill, Richard Madden, Rory McCann, Jason Momoa, Art Parkinson, Sophie Turner, Gemma Whelan, Maisie Williams, and Tom Wlaschiha. The photos are expertly mounted and framed to an overall size of 40.25 x 45.25. In fine condition. Accompanied by certificates of authenticity from PSA/DNA for Dinklage and Bean, as well as three others bearing images taken at the time of the Clarke, Heady, and Momoa signings. Featuring an unprecedented assortment of many of the Seven Kingdoms’ most powerful and beloved characters, this amazing Game of Thrones display is an absolute must-have for the hardcore follower of the award-winning HBO series. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

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Garland moves to England and prepares for a concert at the Palladium—“I think it will be quite exciting”

685. Judy Garland. ALS signed “Judy,” four pages on two sheets, 6 x 8, 5 Hamilton Place letterhead, August 17, 1960. Letter to Leonard Gershe, in full: “Got your letter and left very ashamed that I have not written any letters until now. I’ve had the most wonderful time of my life—and I remember when you and Roger said I might not come back.—Well—you were right.—I’m not! We’re going to live in England. The children will be coming over in about 2 weeks—and will start school. It’s a whole new life and it’s thrilling. How I wish you were here with us. Jayne gave a lovely party for me and everyone talked of you. She’s very sweet. I’m doing a Sunday night concert here on the 28th at the Palladium. I think it will be quite exciting. Tell Roger that the English recordings turned out to be great—wonderful band conductor—sound etc. I’ll send them soon. Give Pat and Peter my love. Tell them I’ve gotten my voting ticket and will be shouting for Jack come election time, they love him here. I’ll be at this address until end of August. Will send new address then. My deepest love to you and my darling Roger. Ask him to write—and I can’t wait to hear from you.” Garland adds a brief postscript: “Tell me about the cruise. xxxxx.” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope addressed in Garland’s own hand. After months spent recovering from acute hepatitis at New York’s Doctor’s Hospital, Garland and her family moved to England in 1960. The change of scenery proved favorable for Garland, with the success of her ‘An Evening with Judy Garland’ concert on August 28th at the Palladium prompting yet another career renaissance. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

686. Audrey Hepburn. De-

sirable glossy 8 x 10 three-quarter-length photo of Hepburn in her Oscar-nominated role as Susy Hendrix from the classic 1967 thriller Wait Until Dark, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, “To Tony, thank you, Audrey Hepburn.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

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687. Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison. Glossy 10

x 8 Warner Bros. publicity still photo of the 1964 film My Fair Lady, signed in blue felt tip by Hepburn and in black felt tip by Harrison. Reverse bears a Movie Star News credit stamp. In fine condition. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200


688. Grace Kelly. ALS signed “Grace,” one page both sides, 6 x 7.5, Grace and Rainier monogrammed letterhead, August 7, 1970. Letter to newspaper columnist Leonard Lyons, in full: “Many thanks for the recent column on Montecattini & the photos of Caroline that you sent earlier—I took both Albert & Caroline to the states at the end of June & put them into summer camps—I never got to N.Y. as I had to rush back here for our summer festival—so I went directly from Phila. to Paris. I just couldn’t face the confusion of Kennedy Airport in summer. The children are having a great time & won’t get back here until the 25th—we miss them terribly but it is a wonderful experience for them—Many affectionate thoughts to you & your family. Hope we get to see you in N.Y. before too long—.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

Rare multi-signed Keystone Cops photo 689. Keystone Cops. Sen-

sational vintage glossy 10.25 x 8 photo of the Keystone Cops holding up a can-can dancer in a revealing split pose, signed and inscribed in ink and fountain pen, “To lovely ‘Lillian,’ from one policeman to another, Chester Conklin,” “To Lillian, Sincerely, Snub Pollard,” “To Lillian from Gloria Randall,” “Kind wishes to Lillian, Hank Mann,” and “Yours for fun, Al St. John,” who adds in the lower border, “We will split anything for you—Al.” In fine condition. Multi-signed photos of the Keystone Cops remain extremely rare, with this example being the first we’ve offered in over a decade. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

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690. Harold Lloyd. Vintage matte-finish 7.75 x 9.75 studio portrait of Lloyd, neatly signed and inscribed on his collar in fountain pen, “To Tom, from, Harold.” In fine condition. Precertified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

691. Carole Lombard. Wonderful vintage matte-finish 10.5 x 13.5 Coburn portrait of Lombard wearing a fur hat and warm coat, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Anne Dear, You are a great person, Devotedly, Carole Lombard Gable, 1941.” In very good condition, with trimmed edges, scattered overall creasing, old clipping attached to the reverse, and moderate handwriting contrast; despite the flaws, an alluring pose. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

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Harpo with his favorite instrument 692. Harpo Marx. Vintage

matte-finish 8 x 10 full-length studio portrait of Marx embracing a large harp, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “Best wishes to Dean, from, Harpo Marx, ‘44.” Reverse of photo bears an MGM/Graybill credit stamp. In fine condition, with a small crease to the upper left corner tip. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

693. Ringling Brothers. Amazing original color 27.5 x 19.5 poster displayed for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Combined Shows, depicting a massive, enraged gorilla holding a helpless tribesman over his head, with large bold red and blue text reading: “The Largest Gorilla Ever Exhibited—The World’s Most Terrifying Living Creature! Gargantua the Great!” Published by the Strobridge Litho. Co. of Cincinnati and New York, circa 1938. Framed and in fine condition, with expected tack holes to corners. Consignor notes that the poster originates from the personal collection of Doug Morris, a former lighting director for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus shows. Starting Bid $200


694. Ruth Roland’s Autograph Book. Actress Ruth Roland’s circa 1930 personal leatherbound autograph album, 3.75 x 5, signed and inscribed throughout by over 500 people, ranging from friends to bit actors to major stars, most adding warm or humorous inscriptions. Better names include: Irving Berlin, James J. Corbett, Jack Dempsey, Buster Keaton, Bert Lahr, Harry Langdon, Ernst Lubitsch, Mack Sennett, John Philip Sousa, and Irving Thalberg. Other notables include: Argentina, Edith Barrymore, David Belasco, Evelyn Brent, Fanny Brice, Heywood Brown, Joe E. Brown, Frank Buck, Clarence Chamberlain, Charley Chase, Claudette Colbert, Jackie Coogan, Charles Correll, Joan Crawford, Billie Dove, Edith Evans, Douglas Fairbanks Jr, Jay C. Flippen, Floyd Gibbons, Dorothy Gish, Freeman Gosden, Jetta Goudal, Texas Guinan, Hope Hampton, Ann Harding, Sam Hardy, Leatrice Joy, Fredric March, May McAvoy, Victor McLaglen, Colleen Moore, Helen Morgan, Mae Murray, Jack Oakie, Warner Oland, Olsen and Johnson, Eugene Pallette, Louella Parson, Herbert Rawlinson, Edward G. Robinson, Ginger Rogers, Gene Sarazen, Barbara Stanwyck, Walter Winchell, Anna May Wong, Edgar Allan Woolf, and hundreds more. In fine condition, with heavy wear to the covers, but interior pages generally clean. Starting Bid $200

Phenomenal oversized Three Stooges portrait 695. Three Stooges. Stupendous vintage matte-finish 11 x 14 photo of the Three Stooges in appropriately outrageous attire, signed and inscribed in fountain pen by Moe, “To Jeff Keene, Everything of the best for you is a sincere wish of The 3 Stooges,” and signed by each actor on their image: “Curly,” “Larry,” and “Moe.” In fine condition. Three Stooges photographs of this impressive size are ultra-rare and of the utmost desirability. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $500

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696. Thelma Todd. Elegant

vintage pearlfinish 7.75 x 9.75 profile portrait of Todd by Lansing Brown of Los Angeles, signed and inscribed in white ink, “To ‘Babe,’ with pleasant memories— and Best Wishes, Sincerely, Thelma Todd, ‘29.” Blindstamped in the lower right corner by the photography studio. Reverse of the photo bears a Lansing Brown credit stamp. In fine condition, with a crease to the upper left corner and moderate signature contrast. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

697. John Wayne. Glossy 10 x 8 Warner Bros. publicity

photo of Wayne as Det. Lt. Lon McHugh in the 1974 film McQ, signed and inscribed in blue felt tip, “Alan—Good luck, John Wayne.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

The great Charles Foster Kane

698. Orson Welles. Glossy 8 x 10 photo of Welles as Charles

Foster Kane from the 1941 classic Citizen Kane, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, “For Ralph Bauman, all best, Orson Welles.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

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699. AfterMASH.

the kuflik collection 702. Fred Astaire.

Color glossy 8 x 10 photo of the stars of AfterMASH, signed in blue and black felt tip by Harry Morgan, William Christopher, Jamie Farr, and Rosalind Chao. In fine condition. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Precertified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

Excellent matte-finish 8 x 10 full-length photo of the agile performer, signed in black ink by Astaire. In fine condition, with a trivial smudge near signature. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Precertified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

703. Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse.

700. Julie Andrews. Color glossy

8 x 10 close-up photo of Julie Andrews wearing a red hood during a performance, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

701. Julie Andrews. Color glossy

8 x 10 photo of Julie Andrews as Gertrude Lawrence from the 1968 film Star!, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

Glossy 8 x 10 publicity photo of Fred Astaire as Tony Hunter and Cyd Charisse as Gabrielle Gerard performing ‘Dancing in the Dark’ in the 1953 film The Band Wagon, signed in black ink by Astaire and in black felt tip by Charisse. Reverse bears caption text. In fine condition, with three punch holes to upper portion, easily matted out if desired. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Starting Bid $200

704. Mary Astor.

Vintage glossy 8 x 10.25 Warner Bros. publicity photo of Mary Astor for the 1942 film Across the Pacific, signed in blue ink. In very good to fine condition, with scattered creases and surface impressions. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Precertified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

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705. Richard Attenborough.

708. Ingrid Bergman.

Glossy 8 x 10 20th Century Fox publicity photo of Richard Attenborough as Frenchy Burgoyne in the 1966 film The Sand Pebbles, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Precertified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

Vintage ballpoint signature, “Ingrid Bergman,” on an off-white 5.75 x 4.5 album page. Collector’s ink notations indicate that the signature was obtained on January 20, 1957. Signed on the reverse by LaVerne Andrews. In fine condition. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

709. Charles Bickford. Pearl-finish 8 x

706. Alec Baldwin. Color glossy

10 photo of Bickford in a confident seated pose, signed and inscribed in blue ink, “To Neil, Best Wishes, Charles Bickford.” In fine condition, with a couple minor creases. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

8 x 10.25 photo of a young Alec Baldwin wearing a suit and tie, signed in blue felt tip. In fine condition, with a slightly grainy quality to the image. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

707. Warren Beatty. Glossy 8.25

x 10 publicity photo of a young Warren Beatty, signed in blue felt tip. Reverse features a stamped caption, “Starring in MetroGoldwyn-Mayer’s ‘All Fall Down.’” In very good condition, with two tape-repaired tears to left edge, a few surface impressions, and some smudging to last name. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Precertified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

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710. Helena Bonham Carter and Julian Sands.

Glossy 8 x 10 Cinecom International publicity photo for the Oscar-winning 1985 film A Room with a View, signed in black felt tip by Helena Bonham Carter and Julian Sands. In fine condition. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200


714. James Cagney and Annabella.

711. Sonny Bono. Glossy 8 x 10 AFD publicity photo of Sonny Bono for the 1979 film Escape to Athena, signed in blue felt tip. In fine condition, with a few trivial creases to right edge. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

712. Marlon Brando. Vin-

tage ballpoint signature and inscription, “To Rhoda, Marlon Brando,” on a light green 5.75 x 4.5 album page. Collector’s ink notations indicate that the signature was obtained on November 4, 1955. In fine condition, with light toning to edges. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

Glossy 10 x 8.25 photo of James Cagney as Robert Emmett ‘Bob’ Sharkey and Annabella as Suzanne de Beaumont from the 1947 film 13 Rue Madeleine, signed in black ink by Cagney and in black felt tip by Annabella. In fine condition. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

715. Michael Caine. Color glossy 8 x 10 photo of Michael Caine as Hoagie Newcombe from the 1987 film Jaws: The Revenge, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

713. Charles Bronson. Satin-

finish 8 x 10 photo of an artistic depiction of Charles Bronson as Paul Kersey from the Death Wish film series, signed in the lower border in blue felt tip. In fine condition, with some soiling to borders. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Precertified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

716. Michael Caine. Color United Artists lobby card for

the 1977 film A Bridge Too Far, 14 x 11, signed in blue felt tip, “Best wishes, Michael Caine.” In fine condition. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Starting Bid $200

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717. Frank Capra.

Glossy 8 x 10 Columbia Pictures publicity photo of Frank Capra sitting in his director’s chair surrounded by his crew, signed in blue felt tip. In fine condition. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Precertified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

720. Francis Ford Coppola. Glossy

8 x 10 United Artists publicity photo of director Francis Ford Coppola, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Starting Bid $200

718. Dick Clark.

Glossy 8 x 10.25 seated studio portrait of the young television personality looking over his shoulder, signed and inscribed in green fountain pen, “Hi Rhoda, Best o’ luck, Dick Clark.” In fine condition, with a chip to lower right corner tip and some scattered surface impressions to upper portion. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

721. Cecil B. DeMille. Vintage matte-

finish 8 x 10 studio portrait of the famed director, vertically signed and inscribed in blue fountain pen, “To Bob White— Greetings from Hollywood and Cecil B. deMille.” In fine condition, with surface loss to borders in no way affecting image or signature. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

722. Danny DeVito. Color semi-

719. Gary Cooper. Pencil signature, “Gary Cooper,” on an

off-white 6.5 x 3.75 sheet. In fine condition. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

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glossy 11 x 14 halflength photo of Devito as Louie De Palma playing a violin on the set of the television series Taxi, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, “To Harvey, All the best, Danny DeVito.” In fine condition, with some scuffing and soiling. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200


723. Leonardo DiCaprio. Glossy 8

726. Mia Farrow.

x 10 Paramount Pictures publicity photo of Leonardo DiCaprio as Arnie Grape from the 1993 What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, signed in blue felt tip. In fine condition. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

Attractive color glossy 8 x 10 close-up photo of Mia Farrow with curly hair, signed in blue felt tip. In fine condition. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Precertified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

724. Michael Douglas. Color 8 x

727. Michael J. Fox. Color glossy 8

10 photo of Michael Douglas as Detective Nick Curran from the 1992 film Basic Instinct, signed in blue felt tip. In fine condition. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

x 10 close-up photo of Michael J. Fox as a young actor, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Precertified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

728. Ava Gardner.

725. Peter Falk.

Glossy 8 x 10 United Artists publicity photo of Peter Falk as a cab driver from the 1963 film It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, signed in black felt tip, “P. Falk.” In fine condition, with light scattered soiling. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

Stunning glossy 8 x 10.25 studio portrait of Gardner holding a lace fan in an elegant head-and-shoulders pose, signed in blue ballpoint. In very good to fine condition, with a tiny tear to right border, slight creasing to borders, fingerprint marks to left side, and slight show-through from writing to reverse; none of which affect the image or signature. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

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729. Ava Gardner.

Glossy 8 x 10 United Artists publicity photo of Gardner with arms akimbo and wearing a dazzling gown and necklace, signed and inscribed in blue ink, “To Harvey, My best Wishes, Ava Gardner.” In fine condition, with some scattered surface marks and a chipped lower right corner. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

730. The Godfather: Michael V. Gazzo. Glossy 8 x

10 Paramount Pictures publicity photo of Gazzo who stars as Frankie Pentangeli in the 1974 film The Godfather: Part II, signed and inscribed in black ink, “To Harvey, Best in life— Michael Vincente Gazzo.” Includes the Paramount Pictures caption sheet previously affixed to reverse. In fine condition, with a trivial spot of emulsion loss to upper left corner. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

731. Alexander Godunov. Glossy

10.25 x 8 Amblin Entertainment publicity photo of Alexander Godunov as Max Beissart from the 1986 film The Money Pit, signed in blue felt tip, “A. Godunov.” In fine condition. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

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732. Alan Hale, Jr. Glossy 8 x 10 studio portrait of Hale, signed in blue felt tip, “Alan Hale Jr., says Thanx a lot friend!” In fine condition. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

733. Richard Harris. Glossy 8 x 10

photo of Richard Harris as Harry Crown from the 1974 film 99 and 44/100% Dead, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

734. Rex Harrison and Charlton Heston.

Attractive color glossy 10 x 8 20th Century Fox publicity still of Charlton Heston as Michelangelo Buonarroti and Rex Harrison as Pope Julius II in the 1965 film The Agony and the Ecstasy, signed in black felt tip by Harrison and in blue felt tip by Heston. In fine condition. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200


735. Phil Hartman. Sought-

after felt tip signature and inscription, “Hi Milton, your pal, Phil Hartman,” on an off-white 6 x 4 card. In fine condition. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

738. Audrey Hepburn. Vintage

ink signature, “Audrey Hepburn,” on an off-white 4.5 x 5.75 album page. In fine condition. Collector’s ink notations indicate that the signature was obtained on May 4, 1961. Accompanied by an album page signed by her first husband Mel Ferrer. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

739. Charlton Heston. Glossy 8

736. Rita Hayworth. Felt tip signature, “Rita Hayworth,” on an off-white 6 x 4 card. In fine condition. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

737. Edith Head.

Glossy 8 x 9.75 Universal Pictures publicity photo of Head posing with her eight Academy Awards for Best Costume Design, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, “To Flora Fowler, my best wishes, Edith Head.” In very good to fine condition, with scattered creases and writing impressions, and a tiny tear to trimmed top edge. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

x 10 publicity portrait of Charlton Heston leaning against a leather chair, signed in black felt tip. Reverse bears caption text for the film Dark City, and is stampdated May 2, 1950. In very good condition, with creasing and surface impressions to lower portion. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

740. Charlton Heston. Color

glossy 8 x 10 photo of Charlton Heston as Moses from the 1956 biblical epic The Ten Commandments, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

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744. John Hurt.

Color glossy 8 x 10 close-up photo of the award-winning English actor, signed in black felt tip, “Best wishes, John Hurt.” In fine condition. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

741. Jon-Erik Hexum. Felt tip signature and inscription, “To Harvey, Voyages 7 PM, Sunday, Watch Us. Blow off 60 Minutes! Jon–Erik Hexum,” on a pink 6 x 4 card. In fine condition. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200 745. John Huston.

742. Dustin Hoffman. Appeal-

ing glossy 8 x 10.25 Columbia Pictures publicity photo of Dustin Hoffman for the award-winning 1982 film Tootsie, signed in blue felt tip. In fine condition. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

743. Judy Holliday. Color

vintage glossy 3.5 x 3.5 candid photo of Judy Holliday wearing a lovely white dress, signed in blue ink. Photo stamp-dated in the upper border, April 1958. In fine condition. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

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Glossy 8 x 10 20th Century Fox publicity photo of John Huston as the director of the 1966 film The Bible: In the Beginning, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition, with a few surface impressions. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

746. In the Heat of the Night. Desir-

able glossy 7.5 x 10 photo of the stars from the Oscar-winning 1967 film In the Heat of the Night, signed in black felt tip by Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, and Lee Grant. In fine condition, with evenly trimmed edges. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200


7 5 0 . Ve r o n i c a Lake. Vintage ink

747. Grace Kelly. Vintage ballpoint signature, “Grace Kelly,”

on an off-white 6.25 x 3.75 lightly-lined sheet of notebook paper. In fine condition. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

748. Nicole Kidman. Glossy 8

x 10 Warner Bros. publicity photo of Nicole Kidman as Rae Ingram from the 1989 film Dead Calm, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

signature and inscription, “To Rhoda— Happiness always, Sincerely, Veronica Lake,” on a light blue 6 x 4.5 album page. Lake strikes through a first attempt at the inscription and adds, “(Sorry!).” In fine condition. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Precertified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

751. Janet Leigh.

Gorgeous matte-finish 10 x 13 half-length photo of Janet Leigh leaning against a mirror, signed in purple felt tip. In fine condition, with trimmed edges. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Precertified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

749. Mila Kunis.

Glossy 8 x 10 Fox Broadcasting Company publicity photo of Mila Kunis for That ‘70s Show, signed in blue felt tip. In fine condition, with staple holes to upper border. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

752. Vivien Leigh. Vintage

fountain pen signature, “Vivien Leigh,” on a light green 5.75 x 4.5 album page. In fine condition. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

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754. Jack Lemmon and Julie Andrews. Color

756. Less Than Zero. Glossy 8 x

glossy 10 x 8 photo of Harvey and Gillian Fairchild from the 1986 film That’s Life!, signed in black felt tip by Jack Lemmon and Julie Andrews. In fine condition. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

755. Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. Glossy 8

x 9.75 Universal Pictures publicity photo for the 1974 film The Front Page, signed in black felt tip by Jack Lemmon and Walter Mathau. Reverse bears caption text. In fine condition, with a couple trivial creases to edges. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

10 20th Century Fox publicity photo of the stars of the 1987 film Less Than Zero, signed in black felt tip by Andrew McCarthy, Jami Gertz, and Robert Downey Jr. In fine condition. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Precertified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

757. Gina Lollobrigida. Alluring

glossy 8 x 10.25 MGM publicity photo of Gina Lollobrigida in a lacy nightgown, signed in black felt tip. In very good to fine condition, with creasing to lower left corner and a couple creases to top edge, none of which affect the image or signature. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Starting Bid $200

758. Joe Louis and Robert Wagner. Desirable

off-white 5.75 x 4.5 album page bearing an ink signature, “Joe Louis,” on one side, and an ink signature and inscription, “To Rhoda, Love, Bob Wagner,” on the other. Collector’s ink notations indicate that the Louis signature was obtained on December 16, 1956, and the Wagner signature on February 17, 1957. In fine condition, with weak ink flow to portions of Wagner signature. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Starting Bid $200

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7 5 9 . Vi n c e Lombardi.

762. Shirley MacLaine and Debra Winger. Glossy 8 x

Rapid felt tip signature, “Vince Lombardi,” on a n o ff - w h i t e 6 x 4 card. In fine condition. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Starting Bid $200

10 Paramount Pictures publicity photo of Shirley MacLaine as Aurora Greenway and Debra Winger as Emma Horton in the Oscar-winning 1983 film Terms of Endearment, signed in blue felt tip by both actresses. In fine condition. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Starting Bid $200

760. Linda Lovelace.

Purple felt tip signature, “Linda Lovelace, xxx,” on an off-white 5 x 3 card. In fine condition. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Starting Bid $200

763. Fred MacMurray and Claudette Colbert. Glossy

8.25 x 10 Universal Pictures publicity photo of Bob and Betty MacDonald from the 1947 film The Egg and I, signed in black felt tip by Fred MacMurray and in blue felt tip by Claudette Colbert. In very good to fine condition, with some waviness and creasing to lower portion, and early signs of crazing to right side. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Starting Bid $200

764. The Man with the Golden Gun.

761. Loving Couples. Color 20th Century Fox lobby card for the 1980 film Loving Couples, 14 x 11, signed in various colored felt tip by Shirley MacLaine, James Coburn, Susan Sarandon, and Stephen Collins. In fine condition, with light scattered creasing. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Starting Bid $200

Color United Artists lobby card for the 1974 film The Man with the Golden Gun, 14 x 11, signed in blue felt tip by Roger Moore and Christopher Lee. In fine condition, with creasing to lower left corner. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Starting Bid $200

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768. Dean Martin. Glossy 8 x

765. Jayne Mansfield. Stun-

10 Paramount Pictures publicity photo of Dean Martin for the 1961 film All in a Night’s Work, signed in blue felt tip. In fine condition, with some scattered creasing. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Starting Bid $200

ning glossy 5 x 7 full-length photo of the buxom pinup, signed and inscribed in black ink, “To Harvey, My very best, Jayne Mansfield.” In fine condition, with slight creasing and some feathering to ink. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Starting Bid $200

769. Lee Marvin.

766. Jayne Mansfield.

Vintage ink signature and inscription, “To Rhoda, Jayne Mansfield,” on a n o ff - w h i t e 5.75 x 4.5 album page. In fine condition. Accompanied by an album page signed by her husband Mickey Hargitay. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Starting Bid $200

Handsome mattefinish 8 x 9.75 studio portrait of Marvin wearing a striped collared shirt, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint, “To Rhoda, Best Wishes, Lee Marvin.” In fine condition, with a small stain and slight smudging to borders, in no way affecting image. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Starting Bid $200

767. Fredric March. Glossy

10 x 8 United Artists publicity photo of Fredric March as Prince Dmitri Nekhlyudov from the 1934 film We Live Again, signed and inscribed in black ink, “To Harris, Sincerely, Fredric March.” In fine condition, with a pin hole to top edge, a small tear to bottom edge, and trivial edge creases, all of which could be easily matted out. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Starting Bid $200

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771. Liza Minnelli and Dudley Moore. Color glossy

10 x 8 photo of the two stars of the 1981 film Arthur, signed in black felt tip by Dudley Moore and in blue felt tip by Liza Minnelli. In fine condition. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Starting Bid $200


772. Robert Mitchum. Fantastic matte-finish 11 x 14 close-up studio portrait of Robert Mitchum, nicely signed in black felt tip. In fine condition. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Starting Bid $200

775. Audie Murphy. Felt tip signature, “Best Wishes, Audie Murphy,” on an off-white 6 x 4 card. In fine condition. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Starting Bid $200 773. Roger Moore and Carroll Baker.

Glossy 8 x 10 photo of Teresa and Michael from the 1959 film The Miracle, signed in blue felt tip by Carroll Baker and Roger Moore. Reverse bears an affixed caption. In fine condition, with a few creases to right side. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Starting Bid $200

776. Eddie Murphy. Glossy 8 x

10.25 Columbia Pictures publicity photo of Eddie Murphy for the 1983 film Trading Places, signed in blue felt tip. In fine condition, with a few surface impressions. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Starting Bid $200

774. Vic Morrow.

Glossy 5 x 7 halflength photo of Morrow as Sgt. ‘Chip’ Saunders from the television series Combat!, signed and inscribed in black ink, “To Bob, Sincerely, Vic Morrow.” In fine condition. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Starting Bid $200

777. Al Pacino.

Glossy 8 x 10 CMA publicity photo of Al Pacino in an early close-up pose, signed in purple felt tip. In fine condition. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Starting Bid $200

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781. Sean Penn. Glossy 8 x 10 Paramount Pictures publicity photo of Sean Penn as Henry ‘Hopper’ Nash from the 1984 film Racing with the Moon, signed in black felt tip. Reverse bears an affixed publicity sheet. In fine condition. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Starting Bid $200

778. Gregory Peck. Appealing

glossy 8 x 10 studio portrait of Peck, signed in blue felt tip. In fine condition. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Starting Bid $200

782. Sidney Poitier. Color glossy

779. Gregory Peck. Color 20th Century Fox lobby card for the 1950 film The Gunfighter, 14 x 11, nicely signed in black felt tip by Gregory Peck. In fine condition. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Starting Bid $200

780. Gregory Peck. Appealing

glossy 10.25 x 13 photo of Gregory Peck as Ezra ‘Penny’ Baxter, seated behind the scenes of the 1946 film The Yearling, signed in black felt tip. In very good to fine condition, with scattered light creasing and crazing. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Starting Bid $200

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8 x 10 head-andshoulders photo of Poitier wearing a collared shirt, signed in blue felt tip. In fine condition. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Starting Bid $200

783. Sidney Poitier. Glossy 8 x

10 Columbia Pictures publicity photo of Poitier with his arms crossed and wearing a suit and tie, vertically signed in black felt tip by Poitier. In fine condition, with some creasing to right corners. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Starting Bid $200


787. Freddie Prinze. Vintage

784. Sidney P o i t i e r. Great

ballpoint signature, “Best Wishes, Freddie Prinze, Chico,” on a light green 4.5 x 5.75 album page. In fine condition. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Starting Bid $200

glossy 8 x 10 photo of Poitier with a large smile, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Starting Bid $200

785. Sidney Poitier.

Glossy 8 x 10 studio portrait of Poitier with a serious expression, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition, with trivial surface marks. Reverse bears caption text mentioning Poitier’s role in the 1955 film Blackboard Jungle, and an advertising stamp dated January 25, 1955. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Starting Bid $200

788. Basil Rathbone. Vi n t a g e

glossy 3.75 x 6 candid photo of Basil Rathbone, signed in fountain pen. In very good to fine condition, with slight scattered creasing and soiling, with a faint horizontal bend below, but not affecting, the signature. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Starting Bid $200

789. Ronald Reagan. Ink

786. Vincent Price and Cornel Wilde. Color 20th Century

Fox lobby card for the 1945 film Leave Her to Heaven, 14 x 11, signed in black felt tip by Vincent Price and in blue felt tip by Cornel Wilde. In fine condition, with tack holes to corners. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Starting Bid $200

signature, “Ronald Reagan,” on off-white 4 x 3 presidential post-it stationery affixed to a slightly larger sheet. In fine condition. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Precertified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

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790. Christopher Reeve. Glossy 8

793. Martin Scorsese. Glossy

x 9.75 Warner Bros. publicity photo of Reeves as the titular hero from the 1980 film Superman II, signed in blue felt tip. In fine condition. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Starting Bid $200

8 x 10 Geffen Film publicity photo of Martin Scorsese for the 1985 film After Hours, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Starting Bid $200

794. The Shadow Riders. Color glossy

8 x 10 photo of the stars of the 1982 film The Shadow Riders, signed in blue felt tip by Tom Selleck, Sam Elliott, Ben Johnson, and Jeff Osterhage. In fine condition, with a spot of adhesion to Johnson’s vest. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Starting Bid $200

791. Alan Rickman. Won-

derful color glossy 8 x 10 photo of Alan Rickman as George, Sheriff of Nottingham from the 1991 film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Starting Bid $200

792. Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. Color glossy 8 x 10 photo of the famous husband-and-wife Western duo, signed in blue felt tip by Roy Rogers and in black felt tip by Dale Evans. In fine condition. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Starting Bid $200

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795. Shake Hands with the Devil. Color United Artists lobby card for the 1959 film Shake Hands with the Devil, 14 x 11, signed in ink or ballpoint by Don Murray, Dana Wynter, Glynis Johns, Ivan Goff, and Ben Roberts. In very good to fine condition, with a central vertical fold, a small tear to right edge, and some scattered creasing. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Starting Bid $200


796. Sylvester Stallone and Talia Shire. Color glossy

799. Dean Stockwell. Glossy 8 x 9.75 DEG publicity photo of Dean Stockwell as Ben from the 1986 film Blue Velvet, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition, with a fingerprint inherent to the original negative. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Starting Bid $200

8 x 10 photo of Rocky and Adrian from the 1979 film Rocky II, signed in black felt tip by Sylvester Stallone and Talia Shire. In fine condition. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Starting Bid $200

797. Barbara Stanwyck. Strik-

ing matte-finish 11 x 14 glamour portrait of Stanwyck by John Engstead, signed and inscribed in black ballpoint, “To Rhoda Kuflik, Best wishes, Barbara Stanwyck.” Blindstamped in the lower right corner by the photography studio. In very good to fine condition, with wear and creasing confined to borders. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Starting Bid $200

801. There’s A l w a y s To m o r r o w.

Color Universal Pictures lobby card for the 1956 film There’s Always Tomorrow, 14 x 11, signed in various ink types by Fred MacMurray, Joan Bennett, William Reynolds, and Ross Hunter. In fine condition, with some wear and creases to borders, and a small tear to lower right edge. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Starting Bid $200

798. James Stewart and June Allyson.

Glossy 8 x 10 MGM–TV publicity photo of Monty Stratton and Ethel from the 1949 film The Stratton Story, signed and inscribed in blue felt tip, “For Harvey, from June Allyson” and “Jimmy Stewart.” In fine condition, with minor surface impressions. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Starting Bid $200

802. Christopher Walken.

Color United Artists lobby card for the 1980 film The Dogs of War, 14 x 11, prominently signed in blue felt tip by Christopher Walken. In fine condition. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Starting Bid $200

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806. Forest Whitaker. Glossy 8 x 10

Warner Bros. publicity photo of Forest Whitaker as Charlie ‘Bird’ Parker from the 1988 film Bird, signed in blue felt tip. In fine condition. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Starting Bid $200

803. John Wayne. Large felt tip signature, “John Wayne,”

on an off-white 6.5 x 3.75 sheet. In fine condition. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Pre-certified Beckett Authentication. Starting Bid $200

804. Raquel Welch. Color

glossy 10 x 8 20th Century Fox publicity still of Raquel Welch as Kit Forrester from the 1968 film Lady in Cement, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition, with pin holes and wear to corner edges. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Starting Bid $200

807. Who Wa s T h a t Lady? Color

Columbia Pictures lobby card for the 1960 film Who Was That Lady?, 14 x 11, signed in blue felt tip by Dean Martin and Tony Curtis. In very good to fine condition, with tack holes to borders (two tiny holes to image) and some light creasing, mostly confined to edges. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Starting Bid $200

808. Billy Wilder.

805. Orson Welles. Vintage ink signature, “O. Welles,” on an off-white 5.75 x 4.5 album page. Reverse bears an ink signature and inscription from Clayton Moore. In fine condition, with light toning and wear to edges. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Starting Bid $200

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Glossy 8 x 10.25 full-length photo of Billy Wilder leaning against a Sunset Boulevard street post, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Starting Bid $200


809. Guy Williams. Vintage ink signature and inscription,

“To Rhoda, Best wishes from, Zorro, Guy Williams,” who then adds a “Z” on an off-white 5.75 x 4.5 album page. In fine condition. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Starting Bid $200

810. Robin Williams. Glossy

812. Natalie Wood. Desirable ink signature, “Natalie Wood,” on an off-white 6 x 4 lightly-lined sheet of notebook paper. In fine condition. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Starting Bid $200

8 x 9.75 Paramount Pictures publicity photo of Robin Williams as the titular character from the 1980 film Popeye, signed in blue felt tip. In fine condition, with a trimmed top edge. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Starting Bid $200

811. Reese Witherspoon. Glossy 8 x

10 Republic Pictures publicity photo of Witherspoon as Vanessa Lutz from the 1996 film Freeway, signed in blue felt tip. In fine condition. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Starting Bid $200

813. Loretta Young and Lyle Talbot. Glossy 10 x 8 photo

of Florence Denny and Daniel Drew in the 1933 film She Had to Say Yes, signed in black felt tip by Loretta Young and Lyle Talbot. Reverse bears an affixed caption and reference stamp dated August 10, 1933. In fine condition, with slight creasing and surface impressions, some of which are the result of writing and captions on the reverse. From the Harvey and Rhoda Kuflik Collection. Starting Bid $200

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814. Bud Abbott Starting Bid $200

817. Buddy Adler

815. Abbott and Costello Starting Bid $200

816. Actors and Actresses Starting Bid $200

818. Eddie ‘Rochester’ Anderson

819. Julie Andrews

821. Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz

822. Clyde Beatty Starting Bid $200

823. Harry Blackstone, Sr

824. Billie Burke

825. Richard Burton

826. Julia Child

827. Claudette Colbert

828. Gary Cooper

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

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Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

820. Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200


829. Francis Ford Coppola

830. Lou Costello

831. Noel Coward

832. Joan Crawford

833. Joan Crawford

834. Joan Crawford

835. Joan Crawford Starting Bid $200

836. Joan Crawford and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr

838. Charlotte Cushman

839. Bebe Daniels

840. Bette Davis

842. Dolores Del Rio

843. Marlene Dietrich

844. Jimmy Durante

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

837. Tony Curtis Starting Bid $200

841. Bette Davis Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

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845. Clint Eastwood Starting Bid $200

846. Alice Faye Starting Bid $200

847. Errol Flynn Starting Bid $200

848. Henry Fonda Starting Bid $200

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849. Loie Fuller

850. Clark Gable

851. Janet Gaynor

852. Betty Grable

853. Cary Grant

854. Cary Grant

855. Sid Grauman

856. Rex Harrison

857. Sessue Hayakawa

858. Edith Head

859. Hugh Hefner

860. Jim Henson

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

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Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200


862. Charlton Heston

861. Katharine Hepburn

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

864. Hollywood Starting Bid $200

867. Boris Karloff Starting Bid $200

871. La Argentina Starting Bid $200

868. Boris Karloff Starting Bid $200

872. Harry Langdon Starting Bid $200

863. Alfred Hitchcock: John Michael Hayes Starting Bid $200

865. Zita Johann

866. Al Jolson

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

869. Grace Kelly Starting Bid $200

870. King Kong: Sam Hardy

873. Christopher Lee

874. Vivien Leigh

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

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875. Strother Martin

876. Robert Montgomery

877. Roger Moore

878. Roger Moore

880. Jean Negulesco Starting Bid $200

881. Our Gang: Darla Hood

883. Louella Parsons

884. Gregory Peck

885. Gregory Peck

886. Sam Peckinpah

887. Mary Pickford

888. ZaSu Pitts

889. Sidney Poitier

890. William Powell and Myrna Loy

891. Vincent Price

Starting Bid $200

879. Paul Muni Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

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Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200


892. Vincent Price

893. Anthony Quinn

896. Hal Roach

897. Robert Ryan

899. Seinfeld

900. Norma Shearer

901. Sylvia Sidney

902. Simone Simon

903. Star Trek

904. James Stewart

905. Gloria Swanson

906. Gloria Swanson

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

894. Basil Rathbone Starting Bid $200

895. Burt Reynolds Starting Bid $200

898. Joseph M. Schenck and Alexander Korda Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

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907. Three Stooges Starting Bid $200

911. Johnny Weissmuller

908. Spencer Tracy Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

914. Johnny Weissmuller

Starting Bid $200

918. Anna May Wong

919. Natalie Wood

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

912. Johnny Weissmuller

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

909. Yvette Vickers

915. Mae West

Starting Bid $200

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910. Johnny Weissmuller

Starting Bid $200

913. Johnny Weissmuller

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

917. Wizard of Oz: Ray Bolger

920. William Wyler

921. William Wyler

916. Robert Wise

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200


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922. Rubin ‘Hurricaine’ Carter. Middleweight boxer (1937–2014) who was wrongfully convicted of murder and

later released after spending almost 20 years in prison; his story inspired the 1975 Bob Dylan song ‘Hurricane’ and the 1999 Denzel Washington film The Hurricane. Rare partly-printed DS, one page both sides, 5 x 3, October 25, 1962. State Athletic Commission boxing license renewal application entirely filled out in blue ballpoint by Rubin Carter, who prints his name along the top and then adds his signature along the bottom. The various fields Carter fills out, include: Last License No. (“2[5]2”), Address (“37–12th Ave.”), City and State (“Paterson, N.J.”), Ring Weight (“160”), Date of Birth (“5–6–37”), Manager (“Carmen Tedeschi”), and Contract Expiration (“3–30–64”). When asked if he has been “convicted of a crime since last license,” Carter answers with “No.” Stapled to the reverse is a 1.25 x 1.25 application photo of Carter, with lower portion of license stamped with the “License approved” date. In very good to fine condition, with a heavy vertical fold. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

923. Bobby Fischer. Sought-after ballpoint signature, “Robert Fischer,” who adds the date above, “Nov/26/63,” on a light pink 4.5 x 5.5 sheet. In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, postmarked November 27, 1963, with Fischer incorporating his full name in the return address area, “Robert Fischer, 560 Lincoln Place, Bklyn 38, N.Y.” Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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924. Bobby Jones. Matte-finish 7.5 x 9.25 photo of Jones swinging a wood on the fairway, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint, “For Marshall Bean, with sincere good wishes, Bob Jones.” Triple-cloth-matted and framed to an overall size of 14.75 x 17.5. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

925. Bobby Jones. TLS signed “Bob,” one page, 7.25 x 10.25, personal letterhead, April 16, 1952. Letter to Bruce Barton, in full: “I had read a review of Alex Osborn’s new book and honestly had it on my list for early purchase. Therefore, you will understand that I am happy to save the money, as well as to have this evidence of your thoughtfulness. I am looking forward to giving it a very thorough reading. Hope to see you soon.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

926. Mantle, DiMaggio, and Williams. Semi-glossy

10 x 8 photo of Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, and Ted Williams posing together with bats on their shoulders, signed in blue felt tip by all three, with Mantle adding “No. 7.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. Starting Bid $200

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Starting Bid $200

927. Athletes

928. Baltimore Colts: 1967

929. Baseball Hall of Famers

930. Baseball Hall of Famers

931. Baseball Hall of Famers: Class of 1999

932. Baseball: Rookies of the Year

Starting Bid $200

933. Boxing

934. Primo Carnera

935. Georges Carpentier

936. Cincinnati Reds: Big Red Machine

937. Joe DiMaggio

938. Joe DiMaggio

939. Heisman Trophy Winners

940. Ben Hogan

941. Ben Hogan

942. Ben Hogan

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

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943. Bobby Locke Starting Bid $200

944. Joe Louis

Starting Bid $200

947. Gogea Mitu Starting Bid $200

950. Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer

951. Jack Nicklaus and Patty Berg

953. Pete Rose

954. Marcel Thil

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

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Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

945. Mickey Mantle

946. Miami Dolphins

948. Jack Nicklaus

949. Jack Nicklaus

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

Starting Bid $200

952. Pele

Starting Bid $200

955. Tiger Woods Starting Bid $200

956. Tiger Woods Starting Bid $200


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ity (including without limitation, liability for or damage to frames or glass covering prints, paintings, photos, or other works), and (b) will immediately pay the full purchase price or such part as RR Auction may require. In addition to other remedies available to RR Auction by law, RR Auction reserves the right to impose from the date of sale a late charge of 1.5% per month of the total purchase price if payment is not made in accordance with the conditions set forth herein. All property must be removed from RR Auction’s premises by the Bidder at his/her expense not later than thirty (30) business days following its sale and, if it is not so removed, RR Auction may send the purchased property to a public warehouse for the account, at the risk and expense of the Bidder. Payment is due upon closing of the Auction session, or upon presentment of an invoice. RR Auction reserves the right to void an invoice if payment in full is not received within thirteen (13) calendar days of the Auction or within twelve (12) calendar days of the invoice date. In cases of nonpayment, RR Auction’s election to void a sale does not relieve the Bidder from their obligation to pay RR Auction its fees (seller’s and Buyer’s Premium) on the lot and any other damages pertaining to the lot. All sales are strictly for cash in United States dollars (including U.S. currency, bank wire, cashier checks, eChecks, and bank money orders), and are subject to all reporting requirements. All deliveries are subject to good funds; funds being received in RR Auction’s account before delivery of the Purchases; and all payments are subject to a clearing period. RR Auction reserves the right to determine if a check constitutes “good funds”: checks drawn on a U.S. bank are subject to a ten (10) calendar day hold, and ten (10) business days when drawn on an international bank. Clients with pre-arranged credit status may receive immediate credit for payments via e-Check, personal or corporate checks. In the event that a Bidder’s payment is dishonored upon presentment(s), Bidder shall pay the maximum 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 superseded except in a signed writing executed by all parties. No oral or written statement by anyone employed by RR Auction or acting as agent or representative of RR Auction may amend, modify, waive or supersede the terms herein unless such amendment, waiver or modification is contained in a writing signed by all parties. If any section of these Conditions of Sale or any term or provision of any section is held to be invalid, void, or unenforceable by any court


of competent jurisdiction, the remaining sections or terms and provisions of a section shall continue in full force and effect without being impaired or invalidated in any way. Governing Law and Enforcement The Parties agree that any agreements between the Parties including but not limited to these Conditions of Sale are entered into in Boston, Massachusetts, no matter where Bidder is situated and no matter by what means or where Bidder was informed of the Auction and regardless of whether catalogs, materials, or other communications were received by Bidder in another location. The Parties agree that these Conditions of Sale, and any other related agreement(s) are governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, without regard for its conflict of laws principles. The Parties agree that any dispute related to or arising out of these Conditions of Sale, or related to or arising out of any other related agreement(s) shall be submitted to confidential binding arbitration (the “Arbitration”) before a single Arbitrator of the American Arbitration Association (the “AAA”). The Parties agree that the Arbitration shall be conducted pursuant to the commercial rules of the AAA. In the event that the Parties cannot agree on the selection of the Arbitrator, then the Arbitrator shall be selected by the AAA. The prevailing Party in the Arbitration shall be entitled to recover all of its related costs, whether before or after the formal institution of the Arbitration, including but not limited to its reasonable attorneys’ fees and, if RR Auction prevails, the Buyer’s Premium as defined in these Conditions of Sale. The Parties agree that Bidder shall have no right to recover consequential or indirect damages, or lost profits damages. The Parties consent to the enforcement of the decision in the Arbitration pursuant to the Federal Arbitration Act in either the courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Except as provided in Bidder’s Remedies with regard to the Certification of Authenticity, any dispute, claim, cause of action related to or arising out of these Conditions of Sale or any other agreement(s) between the Parties must be brought within one (1) year of the acts, omissions or circumstances giving rise to the alleged claim, without exceptions. This provision is intended as a full, complete and absolute release of any claims after one (1) year of such acts, omissions or circumstances. The Parties agree further that these waiver provisions are intended to be binding on all parties in the event of any dispute, specifically including but not limited to third party claims and cross-actions brought by either RR Auction or Bidder. These provisions are consideration for the execution of these Conditions of Sale. The Bidder hereby agrees that RR Auction shall be entitled to present these Conditions of Sale to a court in any jurisdiction other than set forth in this paragraph as conclusive evidence of the Parties’ agreement, and the Parties further agree that the court shall immediately dismiss any action filed in such jurisdiction. Notwithstanding the foregoing, RR Auction may, in its sole discretion, enforce its rights pursuant to these Conditions of Sale in the courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts rather than in an Arbitration related to or arising out of any Auction of an item sold for less than $10,000. This right shall relate to the individual item price, such that RR Auction may, in its sole discretion, enforce its rights pursuant to these Conditions of Sale in the courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts rather than in an Arbitration for items that in the aggregate exceed $10,000. The prevailing Party in such a proceeding shall be entitled to recover all of its related costs, whether before or after the formal institution of the proceeding, including but not limited to its reasonable attorneys’ fees and, if RR Auction prevails, the Buyer’s Premium as defined in these Conditions of Sale. This right of enforcement is unique to RR Auction, and these Conditions of Sale are a waiver by the Bidder of any right to enforcement or adjudication outside of an Arbitration.

CONDUCT OF AUCTION Estimate Prices: In addition to descriptive information, each item in the Catalog sometimes includes a price range which reflects opinion as to the price expected at auction (the “Estimate Prices”). In other instances, Estimate Prices can be obtained by calling RR Auction at (603) 7324280. The Estimate Prices are based upon various factors including prices recently paid at auction for comparable property, condition, rarity, quality, history and provenance. Estimate Prices are prepared well in advance of the sale and subject to revision. Estimates do not include the Buyer’s Premium or sales tax (see under separate heading). Owned or Guaranteed Property: RR Auction generally offers property consigned by others for sale at public auction; in very limited occasion, lots are offered that are the property of RR Auction. Before the Auction: Bidder may attend pre-sale viewing for all of RR Auction’s auctions at no charge. All property to be 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. Bidding - Internet – Live Auction: Bidder may open, monitor, and/or raise bids at any time before the close of a lot through www.rrauction.com. RR Auction offers a callback service the day of the Auction, but Bidder is responsible for supplying a correct telephone number(s) where Bidder can be reached until the Auction closes. Bidder must request this service in writing. RR Auction will make reasonable efforts to ensure that Bidders who request a callback are contacted if outbid; however, RR Auction does not guarantee this service and it is merely a courtesy and not an enforceable right. To ensure proper registration, those Bidders intending to bid via the Internet must visit www.RRauction.com and register accordingly at least one full day prior to the actual auction. Winning bidders will be notified by RR Auction. RR Auction is not responsible or liable for any problems, delays, or any other issues or problems resulting out of use of the Internet generally or specifically, including but not limited to transmission, execution or processing of bids. Property is auctioned in consecutive numerical order, as it appears in the catalog. The auctioneer will accept bids from those present in the salesroom or absentee bidders participating by telephone, internet or by written bid left with RR Auction in advance of the auction. The auctioneer may also execute a bid on behalf of the consignor to protect the reserve, either by entering a bid in response to salesroom, telephone or absentee bids. Under no circumstances will the auctioneer place any bid on behalf of the consignor above the reserve. The auctioneer will not specifically identify bids placed on behalf of the consignor to protect the reserve. During live Auctions, internet bids can be placed in real time through one or more of the following Third Party services: www.liveauctioneers.com, www.invaluable.com and www.icollector.com. RR Auction is not responsible or liable for any problems, delays, or any other issues or problems resulting out of use of the Internet generally or specifically, including but not limited to transmission, execution or processing of bids. RR Auction treats any third-party site bids as floor or telephone bids. Floor bids and telephone bids are always considered first over third party sites bids, and floor bids are considered earlier than telephone bids. All RR Auction lots purchased through the third party sites carry an additional Buyer’s Premium. Miscellaneous: Agreements between Bidders and Consignors to effectuate a 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. Acceptance of these Terms and Conditions qualifies Bidder as a client who has consented to be contacted by RR Auction in the future. In conformity with “do-not-call” regulations promulgated by the Federal or State regulatory agencies, participation by the Bidder is affirmative consent to being contacted at the phone number shown in his application and this consent shall remain in effect until it is revoked in writing. RR Auction may from time to time contact Bidder concerning sale, purchase, and auction opportunities available. Rules of Construction: RR Auction presents properties in a number of collectible fields, and as such, specific venues have promulgated supplemental Terms and Conditions. Nothing herein shall be construed to waive the general Conditions of Sale by these additional rules and shall be construed to give force and effect to the rules in their entirety.

GLOSSARY OF CONDITION TERMS FOR DECADES, RR AUCTION HAS LED THE INDUSTRY IN PROVIDING AN ACCURATE AND DETAILED CONDITION STATEMENT FOR EACH ITEM THAT WE SELL. STARTING IN 2016 WE’VE DECIDED TO TAKE A FRESH APPROACH TO DESCRIBING EACH ITEM’S CONDITION. As our website and catalog images continually improve, and bidders can see obvious details from those excellent images, we’ve decided to simplify things, using the same terminology to describe an item’s overall condition (on an ascending scale of 1 to 4: good, very good, fine, very fine), but only adding specific details, if any, that would not be obvious from the illustration. VERY FINE describes an item in virtually flawless condition, and is used sparingly for items of exceptionally attractive appearance. FINE is the most common statement of condition, and applies to most items that we offer. It describes items that show expected handling wear, generally acceptable random flaws (such as light creases, small bends, etc.), and an overall appearance that is pleasing to the majority of collectors. VERY GOOD describes an item that exhibits more moderate flaws (such as toning, light staining, professional reinforcements or repairs, etc.). Most collectors would be comfortable with items in very good condition, and this would be the expected condition for many formats (early presidential documents, for example). GOOD describes an item with obvious visible flaws, including heavy wear, missing portions, or repairs that affect appearance; generally items in this condition are offered only if an item is otherwise exceedingly rare or important. Of course we’re more than happy to provide more 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.


OLYMPIC medals & artifacts WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING CONSIGNMENTS OF QUALITY

Sold for $47,000* Chamonix 1924 Winter Olympics Gold Winner’s Medal

WORLD RECORD PRICES

Sold for $55,000* London 2012 Summer Olympics Gold Winner’s Medal

Sold for $46,000* Calgary 1988 Winter Olympics Torch

*Buyers premium is included in the price shown

In the winter of 2018, RR plans on breaking more records for Olympic artifacts! Consign today and experience our remarkable results. ARE YOU INTERESTED IN CONSIGNING TO OUR UPCOMING AUCTION? Please contact us by phone +1 (603) 732-4280 or by email Bobby@RRAuction.com Rare. Remarkable.

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RR Auction: September 2017 Fine Autographs and Artifacts  

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