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Fall Historical Militaria & Autographs Auction

Thu Dec 09 - 10:00AM


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Lot: 1539 - (AMERICAN REVOLUTION) BRITISH POWDER HORN

(AMERICAN REVOLUTION) BRITISH POWDER HORN A well preserved and exquisitely carved powder horn, roughly 12 in. long with a 3.5 in. diameter base. At the top appears the English Coat of Arms followed by the words 'W.B. Cope, his horn made May 9th, 1781.' The rest of the body is intricately carved and illustrated with the names and locations of cities, towns, military forts, and rivers in New York including New York City, Albany, Fort Stanwix, Fort Schiller, Fort Henry, Fort Hunter, Fort Miller, and more. Buildings, trees, and other geographic features are shown. Stained in varying degrees throughout appearing to be from the use of pyrography. Two small holes to the base and a replacement wooden plug fills the mouth. Overall very fine. At the time this horn was made during the American Revolution, British forces had turned their attention South after many years of stalemate in the Northern colonies. The French recognition of America and threat of Spanish and Dutch interference in the Caribbean caused Britain to reorganize their priorities, and they believed battle in the Southern colonies to be their best chance of defeating the colonists. However, there were still thousands of British troops stationed in New York and the surrounding area…including obviously the owner of this beautiful horn.

Lot: 1540 - WOODEN PLANK FROM INDEPENDENCE HALL

WOODEN PLANK FROM INDEPENDENCE HALL A large section of a wooden beam, 16 x 7 x 4 in., with several breaks and splits throughout, bearing an engraved brass plaque that reads 'Beam from Independence Hall, Philadelphia, PA, recovered during reconstruction of 1898.' Fine condition.

Lot: 1541 - (BENJAMIN RUSH)

(BENJAMIN RUSH) (1745 - 1813) Pioneering American physician, Surgeon General of the Continental Army, and signer of the Declaration of Independence. Later founded Dickinson College. A true copy of a good association letter written by Rush on October 6, 1801, to an unknown 'Lord.' It reads in part: '...Permit me to introduce to your Lordship Dr. Nathaniel Chapman, a former pupil of mine...He is a native of Virginia and has been from his childhood a near neighbor of the late general Washington. His talents have commanded the respect of all his teacher and his manners have acquired him as many friends as he has acquaintances...' At the conclusion is the attestation 'a true copy from the original in my possession, Robert Anderson M.D.' Moderately toned and stained, else fine. Nathaniel Chapman (1780-1853) was an American physician, a founder of the American Medical Association, and served as President of the Philadelphia Medical Society and American Philosophical Society

Lot: 1542 - (CONTINENTAL NAVY) CAPTAIN OF THE USS RANGER THOMAS SIMPSON

(CONTINENTAL NAVY) CAPTAIN OF THE USS RANGER THOMAS SIMPSON (CONTINENTAL NAVY) CAPTAIN OF THE USS RANGER THOMAS SIMPSON Continental Navy first lieutenant aboard the sloop-of-war USS RANGER under JOHN PAUL JONES (1747-1792), later captain of that ship. Rare and interesting war-date autograph endorsement, 1p. 5 3/4 x 2 3/4 in., [n.p.], May 10, 1779, on the verso of a receipt, dated April 25, 1779,

Lot: 1543 - 1774 PUBLICATION DESCRIBES INDIAN THREATS AND MURDERS IN THE COLONIES

'The Gentleman and Lady's Weekly Magazine', published April 15, 1774, 31pp. 8vo., notably detailing the conflict between Creek Indians and American colonists in Charlestown, SC. An article from February 4th indicates that colonists, after receiving threats from the tribe, have '...set about building a fort...resolved to defend themselves...' The next day's article indicates that the Creek have warned colonists that they will attack them once the Savannah River is fordable, and an article from the following day describes the gruesome murder of an American lieutenant, adding: '...his body was found tied to a tree, a gun-barrel...red-hot was thrust into, and left sticking out of his body; his scalp and ears taken off, a painted hatchet left sticking in his skull, twelve arrows in his breast, and a painted war-club left upon his body.' Much more content. Some spots of foxing, else very good.

Lot: 1544 - ABRAHAM WHIPPLE

ABRAHAM WHIPPLE (1733 - 1819) American Revolutionary War commander in the Continental Navy. In the French and Indian War period, he commanded privateer Game Cock and in one six-month cruise, captured 23 French ships. In 1772, Whipple sank the first British ship of the American Revolution, and is credited with firing the first American naval shot of the Revolutionary War. Manuscript D.S., 1p. oblong 8vo., Marietta [Ohio, founded by Whipple], Sep. 21, 1792, a personal note promising to pay $55.00 within two months. Rough lower margin, some marginal calculations, else very good. Ex: Walter Benjamin Autographs.

Lot: 1545 - ALURED CLARKE

(1744-1832) British Army officer. He took charge of all British troops in Georgia in May 1780 and was then deployed to Philadelphia to supervise the evacuation of British prisoners of war at the closing stages of the American Revolutionary War. Manuscript D.S., 2pp. legal folio, England, Dec. 1805, certifying the clothing issued to a regiment was satisfactory and should be paid for. Co-signed by PETER CRAIG, major general of the British army, and ROBERT BROWNING, also a general. Expertly inlaid, with a small fold tear that has been repaired on the verso with tape

Lot: 1546 - BENJAMIN LINCOLN

BENJAMIN LINCOLN (1733 - 1810) Continental Army major general who commanded in the South, was captured at Charleston and later exchanged. Formally accepted the British surrender at Yorktown as Washington's second in command and was a Secretary of War. Partly-printed D.S. 'B. Lincoln' as Customs Collector of the Port of Boston, 1p. oblong 8vo., Boston, April 8, 1805, certifying the import of one hogshead, or thirty-one gallons, of claret from the 'Shipwright Doak', an American vessel from Bordeaux. Co-signed by THOMAS MELVILL (1751 - 1832) Sons of Liberty member, participant in the Boston Tea Party, grandfather of author Herman Melville, as Inspector of the Port. Fine condition.

Lot: 1547 - CALEB STRONG

(1745 - 1819) Twelve-time Governor of Massachusetts, first elected Senator from that state and a member of the Hartford Convention. Partly-printed D.S. as Governor, 1p. sm. folio, Boston, May 17, 1804, the appointment of Thomas White as captain of a company of militia. Signed beneath paper seal, also signed by Secretary JOHN AVERY. A few small holes along one fold, slightly toned with rough edges, still quite good.

Lot: 1548 - CALEB STRONG

CALEB STRONG (1745 - 1819) Twelve-time Governor of Massachusetts, first elected Senator from that state and a member of the Hartford Convention. Printed D.S. as governor, 1p. legal folio., Boston, August 26, 1805, an official appointment of James Prince as a Justice of the Peace in the state of Massachusetts, signed in the top left. Co-signed by Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth John Avery Jr. (1739-1806). Official seal intact, slightly toned with stains, small hole to the bottom.

Lot: 1549 - CAPT. JOHN RITCHIE - BRITISH TROOP TRANSPORTER...AND SLAVER

CAPT. JOHN RITCHIE - BRITISH TROOP TRANSPORTER...AND SLAVER An excellent war-date A.L.S. of Capt. JOHN RITCHIE, master of the HMS PROVIDENCE, 'Bremen Lake', 1p. 4to., Apr. 25, 1781 with integral address leaf, to the vessel's owner, English merchant Nathaniel Bayles discussing loading Hessian troops for service fighting the Continental Army. In part: '...we gott safe over on the 23 of March...me and two Ships more sail for...the River [Elbe] for Troops. On the 17th Inst. we arrived here and the most part of the Troops is embarkt the Rest is Expected Every Day...Pilotage is very hard upon these 3 ships...we shall be sure to go for New York shall be glad for your advise when arrived at Portsmouth...' Fine contrast, and in overall very good condition. The Providence had been employed by the Royal Navy as a troop ship for the carriage of Scottish and Hessian troops, as well as supplies needed in New York and Charleston. by the 1780s the Providence had been hired by the navy and become a Transport taking troops over to fight in the war in North America. The Providence transported Hessian and Scottish regiments as well as supplies needed in New York. New York was under embargo by the surrounding colonies and the only way to get fresh supplies was from the local sympathizers or from England and her colonies. As a side note, the National Archives has a grouping of letters from the Providence showing that the vessel was also a slave ship. The archive is titled: 'John Ritchie, captain of ship Providence: corresp to Nathaniel Bayles of Newcastle while sailing between New York and Jamaica, voyage accounts, crew wages, lists, slave cargoes, and the Providence's involvement in the American War of Independence...'

Lot: 1550 - CHARLES PINCKNEY

(1757 - 1824) American planter and politician, signer of the Constitution. He served as the 37th Governor of South Carolina, later serving two more non-consecutive terms. He also served as a US Senator and a member of the House of Representatives. Partly-printed D.S., 1p. folio, Columbia, Mar. 5, 1792, a grant to James Hemphill of 'a plantation or tract of land...in the District of Pinckney in York County' totaling 16 acres, signed at bottom. In just fair condition with losses at folds, repaired splits and scattered stains.

Lot: 1551 - CLEMENT BIDDLE

(1740-1814) American Revolution General famously nicknamed 'the Quaker Soldier' fought under Gen. Nathanial Greene and served as Marshall of the State of Pennsylvania. Partially printed D.S., 1p. 4to., Philadelphia, April 5, 1797, a protest to a promissory note identified in the body of the document. Fine condition.

Lot: 1552 - COMFORT SAGE

(1731 - 1799) Connecticut brigadier general of militia, engaged at Long Island, New York, and White Plains, wintered with Washington at Valley Forge. Sage was a friend of Benedict Arnold, and hid Arnold's children in his home when mobs sought revenge for Arnold's treachery. Very rare A.D.S., 1p, 12mo., Hartford, May 30, 1783, his attestation that George Anger '...is a Soldier in the Continental Army and was turned over to the Core [sic] of Invalids...when he entered the Service he belonged to Col. Bradley's Regiment...' Fine. WITH: a D.S., 1p. oblong 8vo., Hartford, May 31, 1783, Anger's signed receipt for 5.12.3 pounds paid to him by the Connecticut Pay Table Committee. Two pieces.

Lot: 1553 - CONTINENTAL ARMY OFFICER'S WILL

CONTINENTAL ARMY OFFICER'S WILL A Revolutionary War date legal document, 2pp. legal folio, Hartford, August 16, 1776, the official last will and testament of Continental Army Colonel Jonathan Humphreys. The front details the allotment of his estate as of April 18, 1776, while the verso shows he changes his wishes now taking into account that he is going to war. Signed on both sides by Humphrey and three witnesses. Official seal still present. Toned with scattered ink stains. Humphreys would serve as a 2nd Lieutenant and Adjutant of the 17th Continental Infantry and survived the war.

Lot: 1554 - DANIEL BRODHEAD

(1736-1806) Continental Army commander during the Revolutionary War who served at the Battle of Long Island and was later a fort commander in the Ohio Territory. Partially printed manuscript D.S., 1p. 8.5 x 13 in., Pennsylvania, July 28 [n.y.], a deed of land purchased by Dominick Bradley in Northumberland County, signed by Brodhead as a surveyor. Co-signed by RICHARD PENN (1735-1811), Colonial lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania, later member of British Parliament, entrusted by the Continental Congress to deliver the Olive Branch Petition to King George III before the outbreak of the war. Official seal intact. Minor tear at one crease has been repaired with tape on the verso, else fine condition.

Lot: 1555 - EDMUND RANDOLPH

(1753 – 1813) American attorney and politician, 7th Governor of Virginia and delegate to the Constitutional Convention, serving on its Committee of Detail. First Attorney General and subsequently the second Secretary of State during George Washington's presidency. Partly-printed D.S. as Governor of Virginia, 1p. 14 x 12.5 in. parchment, Richmond, Oct. 29, 1787, a grant of 1,000 acres to Jabez Bacon, a Virginia Line veteran. Heavy folds and a small; stain and hole at one fold juncture, Randolph's signature a tad light, else very good.

Lot: 1556 - EDWARD RUTLEDGE

(1749-1800) The youngest signer of the Declaration of Independence and later Governor of South Carolina. Retained copy of a letter written by a secretary and kept as a retained copy, 1p. 4to., South Carolina, May 22, 1789, to P. Mills, in part '...you tell me you have agreed with him for the sale of 150 [barrels] of rice provided he should choose to take it, and you could not attain more. I have conversed with him...on the subject I have no objection on the bargain...should he carried by him to the credit of the debt.... he is to pay the remainder into my hands...I have just put my son on board Salius's Brig for New York.' On the verso, Rutledge himself writes: (Copy) Edward Rutledge Esqr May 22, 1789' thus signing his name. Small mouse nibbles to the left side along a fold, else fine condition. His son Henry Middleton Rutledge (1775-1844) was a major in the American Army who served in the War of 1812, First Seminole War, and was a frequent correspondent of President Andrew Jackson.

Lot: 1557 - ELBRIDGE GERRY

(1744 - 1814) Signer of the Declaration of Independence and member of the Continental Congress who opposed ratification of the Constitution as drafted. A.L.S. 'E. Gerry', 1p. 8vo., Cambridge, Aug. 27, 1793 to a Mr. Hodge. In part: '…[I have not received] the box containing Harrington's cloathes which please to send…he is a very bad fellow, having run off in my former coachman's debt as well as mine, & detained some money which the former sent by him to repay a loan which he obtained of me…' Fold splits repaired on verso, some marginal losses, two small holes in blank areas, several repairs: just good condition.

Lot: 1558 - ENOCH POOR

(1736 - 1780) Brigadier general in the Continental Army, a ship builder and merchant from Exeter, New Hampshire. He led with distinction at Freeman's Farm and Bemis Heights, wintered at Valley Forge, and led the last maneuvers in the Battle of Monmouth. His death was caused either by a duel, or typhus. Scarce partial D.S. (but complete in itself), 1p. 12mo., [n.p., ca. 1774-75], six lines from a ledger concerning the sale and transport of fish, signed at conclusion. Ragged top margin, else fine condition.

Lot: 1559 - ESEK HOPKINS

ESEK HOPKINS (1718-1802) Commander in Chief of the Continental Navy throughout the American Revolution. Noted for his raids of the British ports of Nassau and New Providence in the Bahamas where he captured large stores of military supplies. War-date D.S. 'E. Hopkins', 1p., 7.5 x 3 in., Rhode Island, December, 1781, a 1779 State of Rhode Island order that HENRY MARCHANT (1741-1796) be paid the sum of 165 pounds. Marchant signs receiving payment on verso on Dec. 20, 1779, and Hopkins also signs the verso in 1781, when the account had been audited. Rough right margin, Hopkins' signature a tad light, else very good. Henry Marchant was a Rhode Island delegate to the Continental Congress and a signed of the Articles of Confederation.

Lot: 1560 - FRANCIS HOPKINSON

FRANCIS HOPKINSON (1737-1791) Signer of the Declaration of Independence, active in pre-Revolutionary agitation and had an important part in designing the American flag. Partly-printed war-date D.S. as Treasurer of Loans, 1p. 8 x 4 in., Sep. 20, 1779, a sight draft payable in Paris to John Loring in the amount of $24.00 'for Interest due on money borrowed by the United States'. Co-signed by Nathaniel Appleton, Commissioner of Loans for Massachusetts. Very good.

Lot: 1561 - GEORGE BERNARD

GEORGE BERNARD (? - 1820) British Army officer who would eventually reach the rank of general, commanded Dragoon regiments in the American Revolution and would later serve as Governor of Kinsale. Manuscript L.S. as lieut. general, 2pp. legal folio, [n.p.], July 12, 1809, establishing a new battalion in the British Army. Paper loss to the left from a seal, adhesive residue from being mounted, slight toning and stains.

Lot: 1562 - GEORGE CLINTON

GEORGE CLINTON (1739 - 1812) Vice President of the United States under Jefferson and Madison, Continental Congressman who opposed ratification of the Constitution. A.L.S., 1p. 4to., Washington, [n.d. due to paper loss, but like as Vice President], to lawyer and politician Ambrose Spencer (1765-1848) congratulating him on his wedding. In part: '...I most sincerely felicitate you on your marriage with my amiable niece, for whom I entertain the warmest affection, and pray that your union may be attended with all possible happiness...I enclose you a law enacted yesterday laying an embargo on our vessels with the message and papers on which it was predicted...' Large paper loss to the top right affecting text has been replaced with period paper, slight toning and stained. Spencer married Clinton's niece Mary (1773-1808) who died shortly after their union. She was the daughter of his brother James Clinton, and sister to future New York governor Dewitt Clinton.

Lot: 1563 - HENRY DEARBORN

HENRY DEARBORN (1751 - 1829) Continental Army General, member of George Washington's staff present during the surrender at Yorktown, later U.S. Secretary of War under Thomas Jefferson. A PENSION FOR GEN. MOSES HAZEN'S WIDOW Fine content and association L.S. as Secretary of War with integral franked address leaf, 2pp. 4to., 'War Department',Washington, Jan. 26, 1805 to Signer WILLIAM FEW (1748-1828), then serving as Commissioner of Loans in New York. In part: '...Congress having been pleased by an Act passed the 23d instant to grant a pension to Charlotte Hazen widow...of the late Brigadier General Moses Hazen during her life of two hundred dollars per annum...You will enter her name on your books as a pensioner...[she] has this day received...her pension for two years...' Some clean fold splits partially repaired with archival tape, else very good. MOSES HAZEN (1733-1803) served as Brigadier General in the Continental Army and also served in the French and Indian War. Hazen saw action at the Battles of Quebec, Germantown, Staten Island, and Yorktown.

Lot: 1564 - HUGH MERCER

HUGH MERCER (1725 - 1777) Brigadier general in the Continental Army, crucial inthe planning and execution of Washington's crossing of the Delaware and attack on Trenton. The day after the Second Battle of Trenton, on Jan. 3, 1777, Mercer and his small force in Washington's vanguard were attacked by two British regiments. Mercer's horse was shot from beneath him, and he was quickly surrounded by British troops who mistook him for George Washington and ordered him to surrender. Outnumbered, he drew his saber. He was finally beaten to the ground, then bayoneted seven times, dying a few days later. Very rare probable signature 'Hugh Mercer' on a 4 x .75 in. slip, apparently a book-ownership signature, mounted to an engraving. A pencil notation on verso notes: 'Ann Mercer's Album Hugh Mercer's signature'. 'Ann' was no doubt Ann Munro Mercer, his mother. Toned a bit, else very good.

Lot: 1565 - JAMES CLINTON

(1736 - 1812) American general in the Revolution, took part in the Quebec Expedition and at Saratoga where he helped prevent Gen. Henry Clinton from relieving Burgoyne. He later joined in Sullivan's Expedition and provided forces at Yorktown. Signature as captain cut from a document, tipped to a larger sheet. Ink notes beneath signature would mat-out. Likely signed during his survice under Bradstreet in the French and Indian War.

Lot: 1566 - JAMES SMITH

JAMES SMITH (1719-1806) Lawyer and Signer of the Declaration of Independence, representing Pennsylvania in the Continental Congress. Lengthy and scarce A.D.S. 'J. Smith' as an attorney, 1p. legal folio, York County [PA], October 1783, an overview of a legal case between William Barr who owes Margaret Spangler 68 pounds of gold or silver for a prior debt. Moderately worn with scattered stains. Chips to the document at the bottom have been replaced with period paper, and multiple tears are repaired with tape.

Lot: 1567 - JAMES SMITH

JAMES SMITH (1719-1806) Signer of the Declaration of Independence, lawyer, represented the state of Pennsylvania at the Continental Congress. Manuscript D.S., 1p. 8vo., [n.p.], February 20 [n.y.], a statement of obligation to pay a debt. Smith boldly signs as payor. Toned with scattered ink stains. Trimmed at the top. Fine condition.

Lot: 1568 - JAMES SULLIVAN

(1744-1808) Early Massachusetts politician, judge, and key supporter of the American Revolution. Later served as Governor of the State of Massachusetts. A.L.S., 1p. 4to., Boston, Jan. 4, 1806, to U.S. Marshall James Prince (1758-1821) scheduling a meeting with him for the following day. Upper left corner was lost and repaired with period paper, else fine.

Lot: 1569 - JESSE ROOT

(1736 - 1822) Revolutionary War officer, member of the Continental Congress and Committee of Safety, served directly under Washington. A.D.S. 1p. 5 x 1 in., [n.p.], Apr. 18, 1787 giving instructions that a payment be made. Some show-through, else very good.

Lot: 1570 - JETHRO SUMNER

(1733 – 1785) Senior officer of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, served in both the Southern theater and Philadelphia campaign. He served with distinction in the battles of Stono Ferry and Eutaw Springs. Signature 'J. Sumner She'f' as Sheriff of Bute Co., NC on the verso of an order that the assets of of debtor be attached to satisfy an unpaid debt. Folds, else very good.

Lot: 1571 - JOHN ADAMS

JOHN ADAMS (1735 - 1826) Second President of the United States and a drafter of the Declaration of Independence, which he also signed. He later joined Franklin and Jay to negotiate peace with Great Britain. Superb content A.L.S. 'John Adams', 1p. 12mo., Boston, Dec. 12, 1772 ro a 'Mr. Elliot;. In full: 'We are all in a lurry here about the Dependency of the Governor and the Dependency of the Judges, the Commission for trying the Rhode Islanders for burning the Gaspee. I wonder how your Colony sleeps so soundly in a whole skin, when her sisters [the other American colonies] are so worried and tormented! I am with much respect your old friend & humble servant John Adams [To:] Mr. Elliot +The fools call it the Independency of the Govr, Judges, &c' The place and date were long ago detached from the letter and mounted to a 7.5 x 4.25 card, with the body of the letter laid down just beneath it, probably to accommodate a collector's space requirements and to 'preserve' the letter. The letter itself bears a chip to the upper-left corner with no loss of text, and worn folds with a pinhole thereat. The Gaspee Affair was a significant event in the lead-up to the American Revolution. HMS Gaspee was a British customs schooner operating in and around Newport, Rhode Island in 1772. It ran aground in shallow water while chasing the packet ship Hannah on June 9 near Gaspee Point in Warwick, Rhode Island. A group of men, angered by the Navigation Acts and led by Abraham Whipple and John Brown, attacked, boarded, and torched the ship. The event greatly increased tensions between the American colonists and British officials. As for Adam's correspondent, it appears he did carry on a correspondence with an Andrew Eliot from Connecticut while seeking out the opinions of those from other colonies. Indeed, he writes in his diary that this was his intent during December 1772: '...The high Commission Court, the Star Chamber Court, the Court of Inquisition, for the Tryal of the Burners of the Gaspee, at Rhode Island, are the present Topick of Conversation. The Governor of that Colony, has communicated to the assembly a Letter from the Earl of Dartmouth. The Colony are in great Distress, and have applied to their Neighbours for Advice, how to evade or to sustain the Shock...' Adams was also clearly concerned about the threat to colonial independence posed by the British plan to pay the salaries of colonial judges and governors directly, thus making these officials more owing to the British than to the Colonists. Finally, there was the threat to local trials by peers posed by the attempt to ship to Britain any persons accused of participating in the burning of the Gaspee. Both of these issues greatly alarmed Adams and other American colonial leaders of the day, and were viewed as a direct assaults on the judicial liberties of Americans as British subjects. Fine historical content from the very birth of the Revolution.

Lot: 1572 - JOHN ARMSTRONG

JOHN ARMSTRONG (1758 - 1843) Revolutionary War soldier and aide to generals Mercer and Gates. The distribution of his 'Newburgh letters' which cited wrongs done unto officers and called for organized action, alarmed Washington, who took firm steps to avoid a possible mutiny. INQUIRING WHEN ALEXANDER HAMILTON FIRST SERVED AS WASHINGTON'S AIDE Fine content A.L.S. in his old age, 1p. 4to., 'Lower Red Hook, Dec. 6,1832 in response to an inquiry (attached) by an unidentified fellow Revolutionary War veteran, possibly an aide to George Washington. In part: 'Dear. Col[onel], Can you ascertain the time at which the late Gen. [Alexander] Hamilton entered the military family of Gen. Washington? It was I know during the Campaign of -76, and upon the recommendation of [Gen. Nathaniel] Green, who had made his acquaintance at N.Y. but what I do not know, is the point of time - whether before or after the defeat of our troops at Long Island - or still later in the Campaign? The first place I recollect seeing him, in the suite of the General, was at Morristown whither the army had retired, after the Princeton affair. Be good enough to let me hear from you...' At bottom Armstrong attached the response from the unknown colonel. It reads, in part: '...I distinctly recollect that the late Genl H. was not in the military family of Washington while our troops were on Long Island and can not with precision say at what point in time he joined it - I think however it was shortly before the Princeton affair...I am pretty confident...' Very good. Hamilton served as an aide-de-camp to Gen. Washington from March 1, 1777 to April, 1781 - months after the Battle of Long Island on August 27, 1776. He had previously refused to accept invitations to serve as an aide to William Alexander, Lord Stirling, and another general, perhaps Nathanael Greene or Alexander McDougall.

Lot: 1573 - JOHN ARMSTRONG

(1758 - 1843) Revolutionary War soldier and aide to generals Mercer and Gates. The distribution of his 'Newburgh letters' which cited wrongs done unto officers and called for organized action, alarmed Washington, who took firm steps to avoid a possible mutiny. A.N.S., 1p. 8 in. x 2 in., Carlisle, 1790, in full: 'Mr. Mckeehan will please to obtain from the State Treasury my half years interest of which for the discharge of tax I am in great need.' Stain on the left margin, else fine.

Lot: 1574 - JOHN BARRY

JOHN BARRY (1745 - 1803) Revolutionary War naval officer considered the 'Father of the American Navy', he commanded the warship Lexington in 1776, capturing the first British vessel in the war. Later, Barry led volunteers and directed artillery at Trenton. Partly-printed D.S. 'John Barry Capt', 1p. 7 3/4 x 5 in., [n.p., n.d.], certification that the bearer had served upon a vessel under Barry's command and was therefore entitled to a share of 'prize-money' which might accrue to him. Rough margins with an old tape repair on verso causing light toning to Barry's rank only, else very good.

Lot: 1575 - JOHN BROWN

JOHN BROWN (1736-1803) American merchant, slave trader, and statesman from Providence, Rhode Island. Played a leading role in the Gaspee Affair of 1772, in which a group of men led by Brown and Abraham Whipple boarded, looted and burned the British customs schooner HMS GASPEE after it ran aground. The event renewed hostilities between Britain and the colonies. War date A.L.S., 1p. 8vo., Providence, July 16, 1776, to P.J. Curterions[?] regarding a business deal. In part: '...I left New York...have you distilled a considerable amount[?] of molasses and that you can tell...as fast as made...if you can't tell it without please reply to the Commanding General and make the best bargain you can work with him for the number...Please advise on receipt of this...' Substantial burn to the left margin affect part of the letter. Toned with scattered stains.

Lot: 1576 - JOHN BROWN

JOHN BROWN (1736-1803) American merchant, slave trader, and statesman from Providence, Rhode Island. Played a leading role in the Gaspee Affair of 1772, in which a group of men led by Brown and Abraham Whipple boarded, looted and burned the British customs schooner HMS GASPEE after it ran aground. The event renewed hostilities between Britain and the colonies. Manuscript L.S., 1p. 4to., Providence, February 4 1772, to John Waterman regarding a shipment of whale oil. In part: '...yours...[regarding] the ten casks of head matter came to hand...the river was froze up so William Barker could not [unknown due to burn]... his vessel we should have sent the money by him...The cask was in the worse order its possible to conceive...there was about 11 gallons but we are will to loose it if you paid for them full...and herewith send you cash...whatever head matter you may get the next season we shall be glad to have it at the same rate we give our other friends...' Large paper loss from a burn on the left margin affecting the letter. Cosigned by his brother NICHOLAS BROWN SR. (1729-1791), Rhode Island merchant and slave trader, instrumental in the founding of Brown University.

Lot: 1577 - JOHN CHAMBERS

(1710-1761) Chief Justice of New York and delegate to the Albany Congress. Manuscript D.S. 1p., legal folio, New York, [n.d.], a titled page to a court case between two individuals. Large water stain covering half the document makes most of the writing indecipherable.

Lot: 1578 - JOHN CHESTER

JOHN CHESTER (1749-1809) Connecticut patriot and militia officer who served in the Revolution at the Battle of Bunker Hill where he was wounded, and at Trenton, crossing the Delaware with Washington, although he elected to not join the Continental Army. Rare war date A.D.S., 1p. 8vo., Hartford, June 4, 1776, a receipt for two hundred and ten pounds to be used to purchase salt peter. Fire damage to the bottom right causing stains and paper loss, partly inlaid.

Lot: 1579 - JOHN DURKEE

JOHN DURKEE (1728-1782) Continental Army colonel and former Sons of Liberty leader who commanded 'Durkee's Regiment' (20th Continental Reg), served under Israel Putnam at Bunker Hill, and participated in the action at the Battles of Trenton, Assupunik Creek, and Princeton. War date A.D.S., 1p. 8vo., [n.p.], May 17, 1780, a receipt for thirty pounds to be used to recruit soldiers for the 4th Connecticut regiment. Toned, paper loss to the top left from fire damage, reinforced with tape. Sold with a partly inlaid section of an unknown document also partially burnt.

Lot: 1580 - JOHN LANGDON

(1741-1819) Signer of the Constitution, Revolutionary military officer and financial supporter of Stark's expedition against Burgoyne. Partly-printed D.S. as Governor of New Hampshire, 1p. folio, Concord, July 20, 1911, the appointment of Timothy Dix, Jr. to serve as justice of the peace. Boldly signed, some toning and pin holes at folds, old tape repairs to verso.

Lot: 1581 - JOHN LANGDON AND THE U.S.S. AMERICA - AMERICA'S FIRST SHIP OF THE LINE

JOHN LANGDON AND THE U.S.S. AMERICA - AMERICA'S FIRST SHIP OF THE LINE Rare and interesting war-date manuscript D.S., 1p, oblong 8vo., [Portsmouth], Jan. 12, 1779, a receipt '... on acct. of the 74 Gun Ship...' for the feeding of the shipbuilders James Hackett, James Hill, and Stephen Paul, totaling 491 pounds, 14 shillings, payable by Daniel Hart to the Continental Navy agent and backer of the vessel, JOHN LANGDON (1741-1819). Original folds, ragged edges, else very good. The 74 gun ship, which the three men were then engaged in building, was the USS AMERICA, the first ship-of-the-line built for the Continental Navy, one of three such vessels ordered by the Continental Congress, and the only one to be constructed. The AMERICA's keel was laid in May 1777 at John Langdon's shipyard on what is now known as Badger's Island, New Hampshire. Designed by Philadelphia shipbuilder Joshua Humphreys, the vessel was constructed by master shipbuilders Hackett, Hill and Paul. The trio was also responsible for building the frigate USS RALEIGH and the sloop-of-war USS RANGER. Daniel Hart is probably the accomplished master joiner who served in Langdon's military unit, performed carpentry work on the RANGER and oversaw construction of Langdon's Pleasant Street house immediately after the war. Construction on the 74-gun ship proceeded at a snail's pace during this time due to lack of funds and materials. On November 6, 1779, Continental Navy Captain John Barry was offered command of the seventy-four at Portsmouth and ordered '...to repair to that place and hasten as much as may be in your power the compleating of that Ship...'. When Barry arrived he found only twenty-four carpenters at work on the vessel. Captain Barry relinquished her command and obtained a temporary leave of absence from the navy when on St. Patrick's Day 1780, the Continental Congress acknowledged that they 'had no more money to go on with the building' of the mammoth ship-of-the-line. Progress again slowed to a crawl until late June 1781 when the Continental Congress ordered '...for speedily launching and equipping for sea the America, then on the stocks at Portsmouth...' and assigned John Paul Jones in command to superintend the work. Captain Jones found funds to resume work, putting his own stamp on the vessel with substantial design changes. Jones was successful in seeing AMERICA, the largest and most heavily-armed ship ever built for the Continental Navy, to completion and launching on November 5, 1782. Documents pertaining to the Continental Navy are far scarcer than those related to the Army.

Lot: 1582 - JOHN LANSING

(1754 - 1829) American politician. Member of the Continental Congress and Constitutional Convention, Secretary to General Schuyler (1775-1776). A.L.S., 1p. 8vo., [n.p.], Oct.10, 1805, a request that surveyor 'John Randal [sic]' be paid five dollars to in turn pay chain bearers employed by him in surveying the 'Albany & Schenectady Turnpike'. Light toning at left, else near fine. John Randel, Jr. (1787–1865) was a surveyor, cartographer, and civil engineer who completed a full survey of Manhattan in service of the creation of the Commissioners' Plan of 1811, which determined that New York City – which consisted at the time of only Manhattan – would in the future be laid out in a rectilinear grid of streets. The turnpike mentioned here, 16 miles long, consisted of round stone cobbles with carved stone channels spaced at the width of a common wagon axle.

Lot: 1583 - JOHN PATERSON

(1744 – 1808) Major general in the Continental Army. His 1st Massachusetts Regiment saw action at Bunker Hill, in the invasion of Canada, and at the battles of Trenton and Princeton. He then commanded a brigade at Saratoga, and served under Washington at Monmouth. War-date signature 'Jno. Paterson B[rigadier] G[enera]l' on an irregularly-cut 5.75 x 1 slip, unevenly toned.

Lot: 1584 - JOHN PHILLIP DE HAAS

(1735-1786) Continental Army General who saw action in Canada, Ticonderoga, and the Battle of Long Island. Manuscript D.S. 'J.P. de Haas' twice, 3pp. legal folio, Lancaster, 1772, a long indenture concerning a parcel of land in Elizabeth township with original seal still intact. Numerous archival repairs to tears at folds, moderately worn.

Lot: 1585 - JOHN WORTHINGTON

(1719-1800) Massachusetts lawyer and delegate to the Albany Congress, suspected loyalist as he was close friends with Thomas Hutchinson, but eventually aided the Patriot cause. A.L.S., 3pp. 8vo., Springfield, Dec. 22, 1781, to a woman concerning the title and ownership of land in Ludlow, MA. Scattered toning and ink spotting.

Lot: 1586 - JONATHAN DAYTON

(1760 - 1824) Signer of the Constitution, member of the Continental Congress and Constitutional Convention. A.L.S. 2pp. sm. folio with integral address leaf, Elizabethtown, Dec. 7, 1821 to Gen. Robert Swartwout. Dayton asks why his correspondent had not contacted him prior to Swartwout's effort to obtain passage of a bill to create a bank. Dayton intimates: '...there was a secret interest employed against you, which might have been neutralised at least if not conciliated in your favor. An effort from the right quarter, and rightly directed, would have ensured your success. Do you despair, or do you meant to make another attempt...' With more financial content. Professionally silked, slight fading of text with chipping at bottom and one small hole in text affecting about five words. Signature remains unaffected. Brig. General Robert Swartwout (1779–1848) was an American military officer, merchant, and alderman. New Jersey granted a charter for 15 years to Robert Swartwout and Charles Haines to establish the Hoboken Banking and Grazing Company in 1822, to issue stock for New Jersey Salt Marsh Company. They were authorized to erect one of the first banking houses and did so in Hoboken on 2nd Street and Washington on Nov. 15, 1822.

Lot: 1587 - JONATHAN TRUMBULL

(1710-1785) Governor of Connecticut before and after the Revolution, the only colonial governor to side with the Patriot cause, close friend and advisor to George Washington for whom two of his sons served as aides. Partially printed D.S. 'Jona Trumble' as an Associate Justice, 1p. 8vo., Lebanon, Sept. 22, 1742, summoning an unknown individual to appear before the court. Damp stain across half the document.

Lot: 1588 - NATHAN DANE

NATHAN DANE (1752-1835) Delegate to the Continental Congress from Massachusetts, helped formulate the Northwest Ordinance which created the first post-colonial territory of the United States, and introduced an amendment prohibiting slavery in the territory which failed. Partly printed manuscript D.S., 1p. legal folio, Essex, June 3, 1819, legal document granting power of attorney for his estate to Stephen Brown Esq. of Boston, signed at the center. Original seals intact. Moderately toned with ink stains and edge wear.

Lot: 1589 - NATHANIEL SCUDDER

NATHANIEL SCUDDER (1733-1781) American physician and patriot leader during the American Revolution, signer of the Articles of Confederation, killed during a skirmish with British troops making him the only Continental Congressman to die in battle. Extremely rare cut black ink signature 'Nath. Scudder' on a 3 x 1 in. slip. Accompanied by a short-handwritten account of Scudder's life. Old fire damage to the bottom right.

Lot: 1590 - OLIVER PRESCOTT

(1731-1804) Major general of the Massachusetts militia who later played a role in putting down Shay's Rebellion. Partially printed A.D.S. signed three times, 1p. legal folio, Massachusetts, May 23, 1796, a deed for the sale of land from Prescott to Zachariah Fitch, cancelled and apparently not executed, shown by the names of Prescott and the judge present having four pen strokes through them. Original seal still intact, with minor edge wear and toning. Sold with a second document bearing an E.S. on the verso of a war date payment order, 2p. 8vo., Roxbury, April 9, 1778, ordering the payment of one hundred pounds as part of a warrant, endorsed by Prescott on verso. Both in fine condition.

Lot: 1591 - OLIVER PRESCOTT

1731-1804) Major general of the Massachusetts militia who later played a role in putting down Shay's Rebellion. War date partial D.S., 1p. 8vo, Massachusetts, March 13, 1778, cut from a document was once an oath of allegiance as noted on the verso and bears fifteen signatures. Also signing is JOHN WHITCOMB (1713-1785) Massachusetts militia general, MOSES GILL (1734-1800) Massachusetts politician and later acting governor, JOSEPH PALMER (1716-1788), Continental Army general, TIMOTHY DANIELSON (1733-1791), Member of the Massachusetts Provincial Congress and Colonel in the Continental army, and NATHAN CUSHING (1742-1812), Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Court. Paper loss to the top left, else fine. 140-200

Lot: 1592 - OLIVER WOLCOTT JR.

OLIVER WOLCOTT JR. (1760 - 1833) American Revolution soldier and patriot, Secretary of the Treasury succeeding Hamilton. His father was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Printed D.S. on personal letterhead as Governor of Connecticut, 1p. 12.5 x 7.75 in., New Haven, May 13, 1822, an official appointment for Harry Shepherd as an Ensign in the Connecticut Militia. Cosigned by state secretary THOMAS DAY (1777-1855). Toned with scattered foxing. Matted and framed in a nice display with an engraved nameplate.

Lot: 1593 - PATRICK HENRY

PATRICK HENRY (1736 - 1799) American Revolutionary leader, with Jefferson and Lee initiated the Committee of Correspondence, member of the Continental Congress, remembered for his famous quote 'Give me liberty, or give me death!' Manuscript D.S. 'P. Henry' as Governor of Virginia, 1p. 14 x 12 in., Richmond, November 8, 1786, an official land grant to John Bleasor[?] for one hundred and twenty six acres of land in Orange County Virginia by virtue of a Treasury warrant. Toned and creased with a few scattered stains, trimmed around the margins. Official seal still present. Framed in a nice display with an image of Henry.

Lot: 1594 - PETER S. DU PONCEAU

PETER S. DU PONCEAU (1760 - 1844) French linguist and philosopher, aide to von Steuben, joined the American Philosophical Society in 1791 and served as its president of it from 1827 until his death, famous for his analysis of Indigenous languages of the American Indians. Scarce A.L.S., 1p. 8vo., [n.p., n.d], to Simon Fitzhugh concerning a defendant awaiting a court appearance. In part: '...I presume you have no objection to accepting his appearance as he is settled in the city and not likely to run away...please let me know otherwise...' Light toning, else fine. Sold with another clipped signature of Du Ponceau mounted with a manuscript biography. Both fine.

Lot: 1595 - PHILLIP SCHUYLER

(1733 - 1804) American Revolution major general commanding the northern department, member of the Continental Congress and one of the first senators from New York. A.D.S., 1p. 4to., Albany, August 13, 1788, an affidavit attesting in part '...[Schuyler] hath not received nor secured nor expects to receive or secure any part of the demand mentioned in the preceding certificate as still due to this deponent as aforesaid from the said Beverly Robinson by any ways or means...' Co-signed by ABRAHAM TEN BROECK (1734-1810), New York politician, Mayor of the City of Albany. Accompanied by an original engraving of Schuyler with facsimile signature.

Lot: 1596 - RICHARD CALL

RICHARD CALL Major in the Continental Army who served with distinction at the Battle of Spencer's Ordinary and under the Marquis de Lafayette for most of the war. War date A.L.S., 1p. 8vo., [n.p.], August 10, 1781, to Quartermaster M. Young regarding the need for supplies for men he commands. Paper loss to the top left from a burn affecting the letter, toned with scattered stains.

Lot: 1597 - RICHARD HENRY LEE

RICHARD HENRY LEE (1732 - 1794) American Revolutionary statesman who with Jefferson and Henry was prominent in the defense of colonial rights, Signer of the Declaration of Independence. Excessively rare A.D.S. signed four times, 2pp. 8vo, [n.p.], October 1793, a payment statement entirely in Lee's hand outlining money he owes to his distant relative and future Attorney General Charles Lee (1758- 1815) for 'his time.' Lee writes his own name in the text of the document four separate times. A few scattered stains and spots of ink show through. Matted and framed in a fine display with an engraved nameplate. To the back of the frame is an affixed scan of the verso of the document. Richard Henry Lee would die only a few months after this document was written, and Charles Lee administered the last will and testament of his distant cousin, so it is very likely this was payment for legal services rendered.

Lot: 1598 - RICHARD PETERS

(1704-1776) Minister, attorney, colonial official for the Penn family of Pennsylvania, Albany Congress delegate, worked with Benjamin Franklin to establish a public academy that would become the University of Pennsylvania. A.E.S. at the conclusion of a court document, 1p. 4to., Philadelphia, 1750, authorizing the decision in a court case of a land dispute between two individuals. Slight toning and chipping, otherwise fine.

Lot: 1599 - ROBERT HARRISON

(1745-1790) Revolutionary War veteran, Washington's Military Secretary, and the de facto Chief of Staff for Washington. A.N.S. on back flap of an envelope, addressed to William Livingston then Governor of New Jersey. In full: 'Forwarded by your Excellency's most obedient servant.' Slight soiling and wear, else fine.

Lot: 1600 - ROBERT NICHOLAS

(1728-1780) Member of the Virginia House of Burgesses, Treasurer of the colonies, member of Continental Congress and later a judge. Close cut black ink signature cut from another document and affixed to a 2 x 3.5 in. card. Fine condition.

Lot: 1601 - ROBERT TREAT PAINE

ROBERT TREAT PAINE (1731-1814) Signer of the Declaration of Independence for Massachusetts, and later an Attorney General. Manuscript D.S. 'Paine' as an attorney, 6pp. legal folio., Bristol County [MA], August 6, 1765, a lengthy list of inventory from the estate of Robert Caldwell being passed on to John Adam. Paine signs the verso of an official colonial document attached to the last page. Toned with ink show through and scattered stains. Also signed by DANIEL LEONARD (1740-1829), a Massachusetts Tory who wrote letters in support of the British Royal Government to the Massachusetts Gazette under the pseudonym 'Massachusettensis.'

Lot: 1602 - ROBERT YATES

(1738 - 1801) American jurist and a leader of the Anti-Federalists, and as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention he opposed the framing and ratification of a federal constitution. D.S. 1p. oblong 8vo., Albany, 1783, a legal document concerning bail for one John I. Fort, written entirely in the hand of JOHN LANSING (1754-1829), delegate to Constitutional Convention from New York, and signed on recto and verso as 'Lansing Atty.'. Some foxing, trimmed and with large portions of the lower corners removed barely touching one letter in text, overall good condition.

Lot: 1603 - SAMUEL MEREDITH

(1741 - 1817) Delegate for Pennsylvania to the Continental Congress from 1786 to 1788, served as the first Treasurer of the United States under George Washington. A.D.S., 1p. 2.5 x 7.5, [n.p.], November 1790, a receipt for $1500 with cancellation punches affecting some of the text. Fine.

Lot: 1604 - SAMUEL OTIS

(1740-1814) First secretary of the U.S. Senate, Massachusetts Congressman, longtime ally of John Adams. Good content war date A.L.S., 1p. 4to., Boston, March 3, 1780, to Col. Sam B. Webb (1753-1807) Continental army officer and aide de camp to George Washington, and a prisoner of war at the time of this letter. In part: '...But ill do my duty in advising you to get to bed in season, drink only your half pint at a session, and avoid the [?] as the bottomless pit...in truth you will never write me again, what a drudgery...' Small tear to the left margin from a wax seal still present, else fine.

Lot: 1605 - SAMUEL WELLES

(1689-1770) Massachusetts colonial government official, judge, and delegate to the Albany Congress. Manuscript D.S. as Justice of the Peace, 2pp. legal folio, Suffolk, Dec. 16, 1764, an official deed of purchase of land between two individuals in the Boston area. Co-signed by EZEKIEL GOLDTHWAIT (1710-1782), wealthy Boston businessowner and known Loyalist, a contemporary rival of John Adams. Slightly worn, and tears at the folds have been repaired on the verso with tape.

Lot: 1606 - SAMUEL WYLLYS

(1739-1823) Colonel in the Continental Army during the American Revolution who saw action at Boston and Long Island. After the war served as a Connecticut politician. War date D.S., 1p. 8vo., [n.p.], April 21, 1780, an order of payment for 2,000 pounds of Continental currency to Col. Levi Wells, endorsed by Wells on the verso. Light toning, else fine. LEVI WELLS (1704-1803) was a veteran of the Battle of Bunker Hill and the Siege of Boston, and was taken prisoner on August 27, 1776. He was imprisoned in the Sugar House in New York for about five months, and was a roommate of Colonel Ethan Allen. He was captured a second time during the Battle of Horseneck on December 9, 1780.

Lot: 1607 - STEPHEN ROCHEFONTAINE

STEPHEN ROCHEFONTAINE (1755-1814) French military engineer who served in the Continental Army during the American Revolution, later promoted to Chief of Engineers. Rare, war date A.D.S. 'Rochefontaine' as major, 1p. 8vo., Philadelphia, December 3, 1781, an order stating soldiers in the Corps of Sappers and Miners are entitled to gratuity. Ink moderately faded but still legible. Toned, scattered stains, trimmed around the margins, repaired with tape on the right side. An Act of Congress on May 9, 1794, established a military school at West Point New York to train the newly-authorized Corps of Artillerists and Engineers. Stephen Rochefontaine, who had served honorably during the war was appointed by President George Washington as the school's First Director. The school would be destroyed by a fire a year later but was the first military school established by the United States, and predated Jefferson's establishment of the United States Military Academy in 1801.

Lot: 1608 - THOMAS FITZSIMMONS

(1741 - 1811) Signer of the Constitution influential in founding the Bank of North America and in obtaining the protective tariff. Good content A.L.S. as president of Philadelphia's Chamber of Commerce, 3pp. 4to., Philadelphia, Feb. 27, 1805 to Philadelphia representatives on a bill promoting navigation on the Delaware. In part: '...I am instructed by the Chamber of Commerce...to transmit to you the enclosed Memorial and to request you to present it to the House of Representatives...It is considered as extremely Important that Measures should be specifically taken to...provide securitie for vessels. Navigating the Delaware in the Winter...there is not a place between the City of Philad. and the Capes...the losses sustained...sufficiently proves the difficulty...in the Coasting trade...' Some pinholes at folds, marginal chips costing a few letters of text, still very good.

Lot: 1609 - THOMAS FITZSIMMONS

(1741 - 1811) Signer of the Constitution influential in founding the Bank of North America and in obtaining the protective tariff. A.L.S. as president of Philadelphia's Chamber of Commerce, 1p. 4to., Philadelphia, Dec. 21, 1804 to Dr. James Reynolds at that city's Board of Health. In part: '...the Plann which Accompanyed it was Immed. referred to a Committee & as soon as any ultimate decision is taken on the subject it shall be Communicated to your board. I hope the delay which has taken place would not be imputed to intentional neglect. I consider it advantageous to the community that a perfect general understanding should be preserved between the two institutions on the part of the Chamber of Commerce it will...' Mounted, with separately mounted address leaf. Very good to fine.

Lot: 1610 - THOMAS HOLDEN

THOMAS HOLDEN (1741-1823) Brigadier general in the Continental Army who fought in Newport Campaign, later elected to the Continental Congress and became a justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court. A.E.S. on the verso of a war date document, 1p. 8vo., Rhode Island, May 22, 1779, a receipt for the payments of 2,200 pounds and 400 pounds for two bounty abstracts of his regiments. Holden signs an endorsement on the verso as having received the payment. Fire damage to the left margin partly repaired by tape, slightly toned with scattered stains.

Lot: 1611 - THOMAS HUTCHINSON

THOMAS HUTCHINSON (1711 - 1780) Royalist Colonial Governor of Massachusetts whose support of the Stamp Act led to the burning of his home. His repressive policies hastened the onset of the Revolution. Partly printed D.S. as governor, 1p. 12.5 x 14.5 in., Boston, April 23, 1771, an official appointment for Benjamin Day as 'Lieutenant colonel of the fourth regiment of militia in the County of Hampton, whereof John Worthington Esq. is colonel.' Signed in the top left corner. Official seal still intact. Heavily toned, multiple tears along creases, ink stains, chipping around the margins. Mounted to a sheet. John Worthington (1719-1800) was a Massachusetts lawyer and delegate to the Albany Congress, suspected loyalist as he was close friends with Thomas Hutchinson, but eventually aided the Patriot cause.

Lot: 1612 - THOMAS TRUXTON

THOMAS TRUXTON (1755 - 1822) American Revolutionary naval hero, captain of the Independence and the Mars, defeating many British warships and taking numerous prizes, selected as one of the first six captains in the United States Navy, later commanded the Constellation in action against the French in the West Indies and appointed to command the squadron destined for Tripoli. Fine content A.L.S. 'Thomas Truxton', written aboard the newly-commissioned USS PRESIDENT, 2pp. 4to. with holograph address leaf, July 19, 1800 to Sen. James Watson. In small part: '...As soon as the ship was at anchor in the stream, I directed the Gunner to square the guns in their ports and to put in their tompions - he told me they were not received...I then desired him to call on you...if you did not push them they would neglect our business...' Truxton asks that since the gunner's response was unclear, he asks that Watson respond in writing. Slight show-through, else very good. USS President was a heavy frigate of the United States Navy, nominally rated at 44 guns. She was launched in April 1800, one of the original six frigates whose construction the Naval Act of 1794 had authorized, and she was the last to be completed. On 16 May 1811, President was at the center of the Little Belt affair; her crew mistakenly identified HMS Little Belt as HMS Guerriere, which had impressed an American seaman. The ships exchanged cannon fire, and the incident contributed to tensions leading to the War of 1812. During that war, she captured a British warship and several merchants, but was herself taken while trying to run the blockade at New Yorm.

Lot: 1613 - TIMOTHY MATLACK

TIMOTHY MATLACK (1730 - 1829) Revolutionary War officer and a 'Fighting Quaker', delegate to the Continental Congress as well. Known for his great penmanship, he was chosen to inscribe the original copy of the Declaration of Independence on vellum. Partly printed D.S. 'T. Matlack' as Pennsylvania Secretary of State, 1p. 8vo., Philadlephia, May 18, 1795, a state lottery ticket for the Schuykill/Susquehanna and the Delaware/Schuykill canals. Paper loss at the left margin, mounted, light ink show through. Co-signed by Pennsylvania educator WILLIAM SMITH (1727-1803). The state of Pennsylvania created a lottery in 1795 for the building of a canal from Philadelphia to the Susquehanna River which would not be completed until 1828.

Lot: 1614 - TIMOTHY PICKERING

TIMOTHY PICKERING (1745 - 1829) Politician from Massachusetts who served in a variety of roles, most notably as the third United States Secretary of State under Presidents George Washington and John Adams. He also represented Massachusetts in both houses of Congress as a member of the Federalist Party. Manuscript D.S. as Secretary of War, 1p. legal folio, Washington, Feb. 6, 1793 to Nathaniel Appleton. In part: '...The Widow of a certain Edmund Conner who was inserted in the list of Invalid pensioners transmitted to the State of Massachusetts in the years 1789 and 1790 has applied to this Office for the pension...alledging [sic] that the same has never been received...I therefore request that you will examine into this matter and inform me what sums of Money appear to be unpaid ...and that in any case are yet due...' A light marginal toned spot, else very good. Conner served aboard the privateer SKY ROCKET and was wounded at Penobscot before the ship was destroyed to prevent capture, August 14, 1779.

Lot: 1615 - WILLIAM CORNWALLIS

(1744-1819) British Navy Admiral, brother of Charles Cornwallis, who served in the American Revolution and later was a close friend of Admiral Horatio Nelson, serving as the commander of the Channel Fleet during the Napoleonic Wars. Manuscript D.S., 1p. legal folio, 'aboard His Majesty's ship Crown at Prince of Wales Island', Feb. 5, 1791, appointing a man named James Little as 'Surgeon's Second mate of His Majesty's ship Perseverance.' Light soiling, but otherwise fine condition.

Lot: 1616 - WILLIAM LIVINGSTON

(1723 - 1790) American Revolutionary soldier and politician, he served as a brigadier general until his election as Governor of New Jersey and as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention, he signed the Constitution. Manuscript D.S. 'Wil: Livingston', 2pp. legal folio, Elizabeth, May 1, 1770, a legal document bonding himself in the amount of 300 pounds to his daughter, Susanna Livingston. Also signed by his son, William Livingston, Jr. On verso, Susanna signs three times, receipting payments: '...Received from Papa the Sum of thirty pounds...' Fold repair to verso, a few tiny holes, else fine.

Lot: 1617 - WILLIAM LIVINGSTON

(1723 - 1790) American Revolutionary soldier and politician, he served as a brigadier general until his election as Governor of New Jersey and as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention, he signed the Constitution. Fine association manuscript D.S. 'Wil: Livingston' as Governor of New Jersey, 2pp. 11 x 16 in., [n.p.], Dec. 1, 1787, an indenture in which Livingston sells for 1,000 pounds three tracts of land to HENRY BROCKHOLST LIVINGSTONE (1757-1823), Revolutionary War officer and eventually an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Livingston signs at the lower fold of the three joined documents. HENRY BROCKHOLST LIVINGSTONE has also added two A.D.S.s to the verso, in 1788 and 1789, each indicating that William Livingstone has paid 70 pounds interest for interest due on one of the properties' mortgages. Folds, very good.

Lot: 1618 - WILLIAM PITKIN

(1743 - 1818) Revolutionary War brigadier general who repulsed the raid on Danbury, and served on the courts martial of Charles Lee and Major John Andre. A.D.S. 'Wm. Pitkin Clerk' 1p. oblong 8vo., [n.p.], Feb. 1783, being a pay voucher: '...Please to pay out of the public Treasury to... the sum of Nine Shillings... for their Several Travels to the Superior Court at New Haven...' Cross-signed through Pitkin's signature by Revolutionary War Colonel, and later general JEDEDIAH HUNTINGTON (1743-1818). Very dark ink, small hole affecting both signatures, folds, otherwise very good.

Lot: 1619 - WILLIAM SHEPARD

(1737 - 1817) Colonel of the 4th Massachusetts Regiment and at Valley Forge. His militia fired upon rebels at the Springfield Arsenal during Shay's Rebellion, and he served in the Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Congresses. Scarce A.L.S., 2pp. legal folio, Westfield, Aug. 2, 1802 to Peter Mills. A rather convoluted letter concerning payments surrounding a transfer of a 64 acre tract of land. Professionally repaired fold split, a few tiny marginal chips, else very good.

Lot: 1620 - WILLIAM SKIRVING

(1745-1812) Colonel in the American Revolution commanding regulars at the sieges of Savannah and Charleston. A.L.S., 1p. 8vo., Charleston, Mar. 19, 1793, possibly to South Carolina Sen. John E. Calhoun informing him that: '...Mr. Robert Clark has just put into my hands his demand against the Estate of Thomas Mulehers[?] Esq. whereon a Judgment is obtained -- I do not recollect I ever heard any thing of this debt before... I am now confined to my room with the Gout, I will give the memo. to Messrs E. Blake & Son to enquire into it...' Offered together with a letter dated 1934 to a Miss Gonzales, noting that she was a descendant of Skirving and enclosing the 1793 letter. Also offered together with an envelope addressed to one Abrosius Gonzales with the U.S. Army in Santiago de Cuba, 1898. Together three pieces, very good.

Lot: 1621 - ZEBULON BUTLER

(1731-1795) Continental Army officer who served in the French and Indian War and the American Revolution, seeing action most notably at the Battle of Wyoming Valley. War-date D.S. 'Zeb Butler', 1p. oblong 4to., Hartford, 1780, certifying that '...Robert Nuell of the 4th Cont. Regt. Served in Sd. Regt... in the year 1780 and signed the above order in my presence.' Edge wear, paper loss at the top, and a sizable water stain to the left side.

Lot: 1622 - 'THE UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE' DESCRIBES EXECUTION OF LOYALISTS

Great content partial section of 'The Universal Magazine for June, 1781', 54pp. 8vo., bearing articles about the life and voyages of Captain Cook, Washington's defeat on Long Island, printed letters from Lord Cornwallis about troop movements, and other news about the Revolutionary War. Far too diverse to exhaustively quote, just a small notable segment reads: 'Some small time previous to the arrival of the fleet and army, plots in favor of the royal cause were discovered in New York...some small executions took place, great numbers were confined, and many abandoning their homes...were pursued as outlaws...in the mean time, the declaration of Independance was published in all colonies and every-where received with great testimonials of joy...' Two pages chipped at upper-right, else very good condition.

Lot: 1623 - FORT TICONDEROGA CANNONBALL

FORT TICONDEROGA CANNONBALL An eleven-pound iron cannonball recovered near the famous Revolutionary War fort. The 3.5 in. diameter ball is in dug condition with resulting oxidation present yet still retains its whole shape with evidence of its spruce marks. This cannonball originates from the noted Revolutionary War collection of Frank Kravic.

Lot: 1624 - SWIVEL CANNON SHOT FROM FORT TICONDEROGA

SWIVEL CANNON SHOT FROM FORT TICONDEROGA Approx. 1 1/2 in., one pound iron swivel gun ball dug near Fort Ticonderoga, New York and dating to the French & Indian War or the Revolutionary War, dug in the 1950s. With small display stand and copy of letter of provenance indicating that it was recovered on private land about one-quarter of a mile from the main fort.

Lot: 1625 - 'BATTLE OF YORKTOWN' CANNONBALL

'BATTLE OF YORKTOWN' CANNONBALL Purported to have been recovered at or near the site of the Battle of Yorktown, 3.11 in. diameter, 4 lbs. 5 oz., originally sold on eBay for $305.00. Seller claimed due to its mass, it was likely 'British'. In glass-sided wood case. Cannonball is clean and had been varnished. No other provenance available, thus low estimate and sold as-is.

Lot: 1626 - BATTLE OF SARATOGA FOUR POUND CANNONBALL

BATTLE OF SARATOGA FOUR POUND CANNONBALL A four-pound iron cannonball recovered near the Revolutionary War battlefield of Saratoga in New York. The 3.5 in. diameter ball is in dug condition with oxidation yet still features its strong seam and spruce mark, labeled in white ink 'Saratoga 4 Pdr.' Recovered just north of the battlefield on private property.

Lot: 1627 - FORT WASHINGTON BAR SHOT

FORT WASHINGTON BAR SHOT A rare Revolutionary War era relic, a metal 'bar shot' projectile fired from cannons often in naval engagements to disable the masts of enemy ships. The 13 in. projectile consists of two 4 in. diameter metal spheres connected by a square bar. Heavily oxidizes and in 'dug' condition. A tag accompanying the item written by our consignor shows the item was recovered from Fort Washington on Manhattan Island in the 1950s.

Lot: 1628 - 18TH CENTURY CHAIN SHOT

18TH CENTURY CHAIN SHOT An interesting Revolutionary War era relic, a naval 'chain shot' projectile consisting of two iron cannonballs connected by linked chain. The balls are roughly 3 in. diameter and are connected by a 26 in. iron chain. Heavily oxidized, in 'dug' condition. Naval chain shot was often used by ships to tear apart the rigging of enemy vessels, rendering them ineffective.

Lot: 1629 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR CANNON WORM

REVOLUTIONARY WAR CANNON WORM A cast iron cannon worm from the Revolutionary War, 10 in. long overall, with a 4 in. spike that would have been affixed to a long pole. The top is double corkscrew-shaped and would have been twisted down the barrel of a cannon to clear any debris after it had been fired. Light oxidation, else fine.

Lot: 1630 - VALLEY FORGE CAMP CHEST

VALLEY FORGE CAMP CHEST A great relic from the Revolutionary War era, a small chest likely used by a Continental soldier to store personal effects at army camps. The box is 3.5 x 5.5 x 8 in., constructed of wood with a brass handle, latch, lock, hinges, and fittings while covered in leather. In 'dug' condition, the wood and leather is chipped throughout with a good amount of discoloration. A camp chest like this one was the personal belonging of George Washington and is now on display at the Smithsonian Museum of American History. Purchased by our consignor from a collector who legally excavated land at Valley Forge before it was bought by the National Park Service.

Lot: 1631 - VALLEY FORGE IRON BUCKET

VALLEY FORGE IRON BUCKET Interesting relic from the Revolutionary War era, a small iron bucket, 3.5 x 3.5 x 4 in. dia., with an original handle, in 'dug' condition with heavy oxidation. No marks present due to wear. A tag accompanying the bucket explains these small examples could have been used to melt lead in order to make musket balls. Purchased by our consignor from a collector who legally excavated land at Valley Forge before it was bought by the National Park Service.

Lot: 1632 - VALLEY FORGE WAGON HOOK

VALLEY FORGE WAGON HOOK A fine relic from the War of Independence, an iron hook used to secure a wagon to a rider or team of horses, roughly 6.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 in., in 'dug' condition with heavy oxidation. No marks present due to wear. A tag accompanying the hook written by our consignor explains the hook was bought from a collector who legally excavated land at Valley Forge before it was bought by the National Park Service.

Lot: 1633 - BATTLE OF CASTINE BRITISH RELICS

BATTLE OF CASTINE BRITISH RELICS Good group of relics of the 74th British Regiment, recovered from the area of Fort George which was the center of the Battle of Castine - a disaster for Paul Revere and colonial forces sent to attack them. Included in the five-piece lot are several buttons marked '74', a musket ball, and a portion of a spoon. Very good. On June 17, 1779, about 700 British troops sailed up Penobscot Bay and landed in a small settlement called Majabigwaduce, today known as Castine. The British hoped to use the harbor as a base to attack American privateers and shipping and established Fort George there. Then-Lt. Col. Paul Revere commanded an artillery detachment of 100 Massachusetts militiamen sent with a 900 other militiamen on 44 ship to dislodge the British. Jumped by a British naval force, the colonists fled up the Penobscot, losing their entire fleet and an estimated 474 men versus only 25 British soldiers killed during the three-week battle.

Lot: 1634 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR SOLDIER'S DINING UTENSILS

REVOLUTIONARY WAR SOLDIER'S DINING UTENSILS A fine three-piece dining set that would have been carried by a soldier in the Revolutionary War. Included is a metal fork, skewer, and knife with wooden handle, housed within a pattered leather sheath. The knife bears an English maker's mark of 'Hanton Jacksop Sheffield.' All are moderately oxidized with some screws loose on the handles. Sheath is cracked in a few places.

Lot: 1635 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR SOLDIER'S UTENSILS

REVOLUTIONARY WAR SOLDIER'S UTENSILS A good lot of instruments from the Revolutionary War era which would have been used by soldiers on an everyday basis, including two 7.5 in. pewter spoons, a 7 in. folding iron knife with animal horn handle, and a 3 in. folding straight razor. All are in 'dug' condition with a fair amount of wear and oxidation. Accompanied by a period iron flat nail said to have been recovered from Valley Forge while it was still under private ownership. Five pieces.

Lot: 1636 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR CAMP ITEMS

REVOLUTIONARY WAR CAMP ITEMS A good lot of five items from the Revolutionary War era that would have been found in soldiers' camps including a 5 in. hand carved bone comb, a pair of dice with 'G. R.' import stamps, a partial Jews harp, a pair of metal scissors marked 'LUZ', and a metal candle wick snuffer. Conditions vary. Five items.

Lot: 1637 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR COAT BUTTONS

REVOLUTIONARY WAR COAT BUTTONS A lot of approx. 50 coat buttons from the Revolutionary War, made of copper or bronze, varying sizes, some bear inscriptions yet largely undiscernible due to oxidation.

Lot: 1638 - COLONIAL RUNDLET

COLONIAL RUNDLET A great example of a barrel shaped eighteenth-century rundlet, constructed of wood roughly 5 x 5.5 x 8.25 in., fastened by four circular braces with a 1.5 in. diameter hole on one side. Interestingly the top is carved with the initials 'I.P.' Rundlets, also called 'rum kegs' or 'swiglers', were often used as canteens and drinking vessels, mostly for spirits, by soldiers during the Revolutionary War era through the War of 1812. Slightly stained and discolored, else fine.

Lot: 1639 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR MUSKET BALL BAG

REVOLUTIONARY WAR MUSKET BALL BAG An interesting war relic, a small hide skin bag said to have been carried by a soldier to house his musket balls. The bag is 8 x 2 in., with a hand carved wooden stopper at the top. The hide dried out and cracked, expected due to age, with stains due to oxidation of the balls themselves. A few small cracks are present in the wooden stopper. Sold with two Revolutionary War era musket balls.

Lot: 1640 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR BUCKLES

REVOLUTIONARY WAR BUCKLES A good lot of five buckles from the Revolutionary War era, each constructed of iron, varying sizes, three of which likely came from a shoe while other two from a sash or satchel. One shoe buckle is missing its prong. Oxidation throughout.

Lot: 1641 - 18TH CENTURY CANDLE HOLDER

18TH CENTURY CANDLE HOLDER A copper candle holder, likely 18th century, 6.5 in. diameter with a 1.75 in. tall candle mount and a small handle. No other marks are discernable due to oxidation.

Lot: 1642 - COLONIAL FLINT KNAPP HAMMER

COLONIAL FLINT KNAPP HAMMER A small metal hammer, 4.5 in. long with a 2.5 x 1 in. head, likely 18th century, used in the process of 'knapping' or shaping stone to be used as tools or for flintlock firearms. The head of the hammer is engraved with intricate patterns. Accompanied by a small iron musket ball mold, 6 x 1 in. Both moderately oxidized.

Lot: 1643 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR PATCH KNIFE

REVOLUTIONARY WAR PATCH KNIFE An interesting folding patch knife from the colonial era, 4 in. blade, 6.5 in. overall, with a carved stag bone handle, fastened by a screw to the blade allowing it to be opened and closed. Blade bears a maker's mark 'H.' Moderately oxidized, else good. Patch knives were used to cut pieces of cloth or leather that were wrapped around rifle balls to insure a tight fit when loaded into a musket.

Lot: 1644 - 18TH CENTURY KEYHOLE SAW

18TH CENTURY KEYHOLE SAW A fine example of an 18th century iron 'keyhole' saw, 9.25 in. blade, 15.75 in. overall, with a stained wooden handle. This one-sided saw would have been used for cutting small and often awkward features in various building materials, such as keyholes which gave the instrument its name. Slight oxidation throughout.

Lot: 1645 - COLONIAL ERA DRINKING HORNS

COLONIAL ERA DRINKING HORNS A great pair of drinking vessels fashioned out of bovine horns, both roughly 8 x 3 in., likely 18th century, hollowed out to hold liquids. One has an opened end on one side as well as an iron hook likely applied by a blacksmith so that it could be hung from a belt. The other is wax sealed on both ends with a small hole at its center covered by a cork. Both in fine condition.

Lot: 1646 - COLONIAL POWDER HORN

COLONIAL POWDER HORN A small 18th century powder horn, 6.5 x 2 in., hollowed out and carved on one end to form a spicket, with an engraved pattern at the base but otherwise unmarked. Slight discoloration else fine.

Lot: 1647 - NATIVE AMERICAN ARROWHEAD

NATIVE AMERICAN ARROWHEAD A sizable iron arrowhead made by an unknown Native American tribe, 3.5 in., notched head design, featuring a tag that states it was recovered near Williamsport, Virginia in the Susquehanna River Valley. In 'dug' condition and heavily oxidized.

Lot: 1648 - JOHN PAUL JONES NAVAL MEDAL

JOHN PAUL JONES NAVAL MEDAL A rare mid nineteenth century restrike of a 'Comitia Americana' medal commemorating a Continental Navy victory in 1779 led by Commodore John Paul Jones (1747-1792) during the Revolutionary War. The 2.25 dia. medal is constructed of bronzed copper with the obverse featuring a right profile of Jones in relief, and a Latin inscription that translates to 'The American Congress to John Paul Jones, Commander of the Fleet.' The reverse depicts the U.S. frigate 'Bonhomme Richard' on fire, with her crew boarding the damaged British frigate 'Serapis' in the foreground, also with a Latin inscription that translates to: 'The enemy's ships captured or put to flight at Scotland's shore 23 Sept. 1779.' Fine condition.

Lot: 1649 - JOHN PAUL JONES TABLE MEDAL

JOHN PAUL JONES TABLE MEDAL Restrike of the 1779 Dupre medal honoring John Paul Jones and his battle against the Searpis, ca. 1800s.

Lot: 1650 - ADMIRAL RICHARD HOWE MEDAL

ADMIRAL RICHARD HOWE MEDAL A fine medal commemorating a victory of Richard Howe (1725 - 1799), British admiral who sailed with his brother William to America to seek peace with the colonies and secure American loyalty to the crown. When his mission proved a failure, Howe commanded British naval forces for two years, during which he battled a superior fleet under the Count d'Estaing off Newport. The 1.75 in. bronze medal, struck in 1820, features a bust of Howe in uniform on the front with the words 'Earl Howe Adml. Of the White K:G', and the reverse depicts Neptune riding in a horse drawn chariot with the words 'French Fleet defeated off Ushant...VII Sail of the Line Captured I. June MDCCXCIV.' Slightly discolored, else fine. The victory being commemorated by the medal is referred to as 'The Glorious First of June' fought on June 1, 1794 and was the first naval engagement between England and France during the French Revolutionary Wars.

Lot: 1651 - GEORGE III COINS

GEORGE III COINS A good pair of English coins minted during the reign of George III (1760-1820) and featuring his portrait in relief on the front, each 1.5 in. diameter, constructed of copper or bronze. One is a 1781 Irish half penny featuring the English crown above a harp and the word 'Hibernia' on the verso. The other is a 1774 farthing coin featuring a depiction of Britannia on the verso. Both slightly worn yet markings still discernable. Sold with another four European coins minted in the 18th century, all roughly 1 in. diameter, various values and constructions, 1766-1782, including two Spanish coins featuring Charles III, one from Holland, and one a German pfenning.

Lot: 1652 - 18TH CENTURY SNUFF BOX

18TH CENTURY SNUFF BOX A small black leather snuff box, likely 18th century, 4 x 1 x 2 in., with a hinged lid and locking mechanism. Chipping to the leather throughout yet still functional. A small box such as this would have been carried by average individuals to hold tobacco leaves or snuff. Overall good.

Lot: 1653 - U.S. NAVY '13 STAR’ BOAT FLAG

U.S. NAVY '13 STAR' BOAT FLAG A large, very rare example of the '13 Star' Boat Flag used by the U.S. Navy as an ensign for smaller vessels from the 1850s through the early 20th century, 42 x 82 in., two-sided cotton construction, with 13 stars on the blue background to be more visible for boats. The left margin is folded over and sewn with hoist clasps and marked 'US Ensign No. 6 Navy Yard New York July 1907 7927.' Worn with scattered small holes and stains, but overall good condition. These 'boat flags' were used by the U.S. Navy until President Woodrow Wilson ended the practice with Executive Order 2390 which stated that all ensigns were to have the full complement of stars.

Lot: 1654 - 33 STAR AMERICAN FLAG

33 STAR AMERICAN FLAG An excessively rare and large 33-star American flag, cotton construction 65.5 x 110 in., two sided with individually sewn stars and stripes, left margin sewn with three brass grommets, no marks present. This flag was used by the United States from 1859-1861 just before the onset of the war, the period between the admission to the Union of Oregon and Kansas. The flag is heavily worn, expected due to age, with substantial tears and holes throughout, yet overall presentable.

Lot: 1655 - 36 STAR AMERICAN FLAG

36 STAR AMERICAN FLAG A very rare and large 36-star American flag, cotton construction 48 x 96 in., two sided with individually sewn stars and stripes, left margin sewn with absent metal grommets bearing the maker's stamp 'Drummond Pierce.' This flag was used by the United States from 1865-1867 immediately after the Civil War, the period between the admission to the Union of West Virginia and Nevada. Moderate wear expected from age, with a few scattered stains and small holes. A few hand- sewn repairs are present. Overall good condition.

Lot: 1656 - 38 STAR AMERICAN FLAG

38 STAR AMERICAN FLAG A rare, large example of a 38-star American flag, cotton construction roughly 98 x 140 in., two sided with sewn stripes and white canvas to the left margin with hoist ties, no markings present. This flag was used by the United States from 1877-1890, the period between the admission to the Union of Colorado and North Dakota. Worn as expected due to age, a few scattered stains and moth holes but overall good condition.

Lot: 1657 - 44 STAR AMERICAN FLAG WITH MEDALLION STAR

44 STAR AMERICAN FLAG WITH MEDALLION STAR A large variation of a 44-star American flag, cotton construction roughly 64 x 72 in., two sided with individually sewn stripes and stars in a medallion pattern. This rare pattern consists of a center star that is surrounded by three concentric rings of stars. The three rings are then surrounded by four flanking corner stars. The flag margins are stitched with hanging yellow tassels except for the left which bears three cloth stitched ties, no maker marks present. This flag was used by the United States from 1891-1896, the period between the admission to the Union of Wyoming and Utah. Worn as expected due to age, scattered stains, tears and moth holes present.

Lot: 1658 - 44 STAR AMERICAN FLAG

44 STAR AMERICAN FLAG A rare and large 44-star American flag, cotton construction 48 x 78 in., two sided with individually sewn stars and stripes, left margin folded over and sewn with metal grommets bearing the maker's stamp 'S.P. Shields.' This flag was used by the United States from 1891-1896, the period between the admission to the Union of Wyoming and Utah. Moderately worn with scattered stains and holes.

Lot: 1659 - '45 STAR' AMERICAN FLAG

'45 STAR' AMERICAN FLAG A very large 66 x 100 in., American flag (unmarked), manufactured between 1896 and 1907, the period between the admission to the Union of Utah and Oklahoma. The left margin canvas is folded and sewn to be hoisted, and three holes are present likely where metal grommets were once in place. The flag is moderately worn with scattered small moth holes, stains, and a tear along the hoist.

Lot: 1660 - 46 STAR U.S. ARMY AMERICAN FLAG

46 STAR U.S. ARMY AMERICAN FLAG A large 46-star American flag, cotton construction 36 x 60 in., two sided with individually sewn stars and stripes, left margin sewn with metal grommets bearing the stamp 'Army, 3 x 5' This flag was used by the United States from 1908-1912, the period between the admission to the Union of Oklahoma and New Mexico. Slightly worn with a few scattered stains and moth holes.

Lot: 1661 - 46 STAR AMERICAN FLAG

46 STAR AMERICAN FLAG A very large 46-star American flag, cotton construction, 98 x 140 in., two sided with individually sewn stars and stripes, left margin sewn with two metal grommets but no other marks present. This flag was used by the United States from 1908-1912, the period between the admission to the Union of Oklahoma and New Mexico. Slight worn with a few scattered stains and small holes, else fine.

Lot: 1662 - 48 STAR AMERICAN FLAG

48 STAR AMERICAN FLAG A large 48-star American flag, high-quality cotton construction 37 x 72 in., two sided with individually-sewn stripes and stars, left margin sewn with metal grommets. This flag was used by the United States from 1912-1959, the period between the admission to the Union of Arizona and Alaska. Lightly toned with a few scattered stains, overall very good.

Lot: 1663 - SLAVE AUCTION BROADSIDE OFFERS 43 SLAVES

SLAVE AUCTION BROADSIDE OFFERS 43 SLAVES Antebellum Slave Auction Broadside advertising 43 slaves from the estate of a South Carolina governor's relative. The 1p. 8.25 x 13.5 in. broadside advertises an upcoming slave auction. It is not dated but the typography suggests a period between ca. 1820-1865. The broadside is headlined: 'Under Decree in Equity. Allston v. Allston. LIST OF NEGROES Belonging to the Estate of John E. Allston, Deceased. The names, ages, and 'qualification' of all 43 slaves are itemized below, in what appear to be family groups (which sometimes was a precondition of sale.) Allston's 43 slaves ranged in age between 3 months to 70 years. Of the 24 adults and 19 children offered for sale, 16 were male, 24 were female, and three were indeterminable by first name (Slann, Dorril, Sandy, etc.) The 'Qualification' column indicates which tasks the slaves performed. Household slaves included a cook, washer, seamstress, driver, coachman, and child's nurse, while there were 15 part-time or full-time field hands. Some are listed as 'Prime Field Hand', others simply as 'Old'. Expected paper folds, some splits professionally repaired. Isolated ghost ink impressions and stains, else near fine. John E. Allston has not been definitively identified, but he was almost certainly a relative of Robert Francis Withers (R.F.W.) Allston (1801-1864), an extremely wealthy planter politician who served as Governor of South Carolina between 1856-1858. The Allston family had emigrated from England in the late seventeenth century and soon split into two branches, one centered in Warren County, North Carolina, and the other focused in Georgetown County, South Carolina. R.F. W. Allston's side of the family possessed several city residences and plantations, including their ancestral home Chicora Wood. Owning nearly 700 slaves, R.F. W. Allston was the eighth largest slave owner in the United States upon his death. John E. Allston could very well have been a cousin. A fine historical document.

Lot: 1664 - EIGHT-YEAR SLAVE HIRE LEDGER

EIGHT-YEAR SLAVE HIRE LEDGER Very unusual and early slave hire ledger: 'to hiring of Negros', [n.p., n.d.], 2pp. 4to., covering the years 1816 to 1823, with forty slaves indicated by name ('Caty', 'Franz', 'Charles', 'Esther', 'Wash', etc.) and the amount charged per slave per year. These forty years of slave labor, possibly full time, totaled under $1,400! Folds, else very good.

Lot: 1665 - ’CONSIDERATIONS ON THE KEEPING OF NEGROES’

'CONSIDERATIONS ON THE KEEPING OF NEGROES' - A hardcover copy of a compilation of essays written by famous Quaker preacher and abolitionist John Woolman (1720-1772), (Philadelphia: Benjamin and Jacob Johnson), 1800, 450pp. 8vo., containing a variety of the preacher's works. Most notabe is his essay 'Some Considerations on the Keeping of Negroes' first published in 1754. In part: '...As many times there are different motives to the same actions...There are various circumstances amongst them that keep negroes, and different ways by which they fall under their care; and I doubt not, there are many well disposed persons among them who desire rather to manage wisely and justly in this difficult matter...I now think it my duty through divine aid, to offer some thoughts thereon to the consideration of others...we remember that all nations are of one blood...to consider mankind otherwise than brethren, to think favors are peculiar to one nation and exclude others, plainly supposes a darkness in understanding...this will excite a behavior toward them unbecoming the excellence of true religion...it appears, by experience, that where children are educated in fullness, ease, and idleness evil habits are more prevalent than in common amongst such who are prudently employed in the necessary affairs of life...if we do not...treat our inferiors with rigour, to increase our wealth, and gain riches for our children; 'What then shall we do when God riseth up? And when he visiteth what shall we answer him? Did not he that made us make them? And did not one fashion us in the womb? Job xxxi'...To conclude, it is a truth most certain , that a life guided by wisdom from above, agreeable with justice, equity, and mercy, is throughout consistent and amiable, and truly beneficial to society. The serenity and calmness of the mind in it, affords an unparalleled comfort in this life, and the end of it is blessed...' and more. Moderately toned inside, cover and binding chipped and worn, some pages beginning to detach. While his efforts in his lifetime for the abolition of slavery bore no fruit, Woolman was pivotal in changing Quaker viewpoints during the Great Awakening.

Lot: 1666 - TRANSATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE SHACKLES (REPRODUCTION)

TRANSATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE SHACKLES (REPRODUCTION) A horrifying reproduction pair of iron shackles modeled after those used aboard transport ships during the height of the transatlantic slave trade. The shackles consist of an 11.5 in. bar led through two 3 x 4 in. curved pieces to hold hands. One side has an attached metal ring, likely to attach the shackles to a fixed point or another pair. Heavily oxidized.

Lot: 1667 - C.S.A. ISSUES CLOTHING TO 'ALMOST NAKED' SLAVE

C.S.A. ISSUES CLOTHING TO 'ALMOST NAKED' SLAVE Fine content partly-printed war-date D.S., 1p. legal folio, Augusta, Oct. 25, 1864, vividly illustrating the abuse of slaves impressed for labor by the Confederate authorities. The document, a 'Form 40 - Special Requisition' and signed by Major & Q.M. G. W. Cunningham, issues a jacket, pants, shoes, drawers and shirts to the slave. Cunningham notes: '...said negro is almost naked and has received no clothing for the last 4 months, during which he has been borne on my Rolls...' Slave owner T. J. Byrd has signed at bottom as well. Evenly toned, else very good.

Lot: 1668 - EARLY 19TH CENTURY RACIST POSTCARDS (9)

EARLY 19TH CENTURY RACIST POSTCARDS (9) Lot of nine racist American postcards from the early nineteenth century, varying sizes, color, 1909-1910, satirizing or embellishing stereotypes of African Americans such as likening them to monkeys, depicted with exaggerated lips, eating watermelons, and more. Some are postally used. . Accompanied by four stereo views also featuring scenes of African Americans. Conditions vary but mostly good.

Lot: 1669 - RACIST EARLY 20TH CENTURY SHEET MUSIC

RACIST EARLY 20TH CENTURY SHEET MUSIC A large lot of approx. 23 different early twentieth century music sheets containing racist lyrics or depictions of African Americans, varying sizes, publishers, and dates. Largely unresearched. Conditions vary.

Lot: 1670 - LYNCHING PHOTO OF THOMAS PARKER, 1897

LYNCHING PHOTO OF THOMAS PARKER, 1897 Very rare original photograph of the aftermath of a lynching, 8.5 x 5.25 b/w, depicts a young Black man identified as 'Thomas Parker' full length, suspended from a flagpole or telephone pole with his hands and feet bound. A farmhouse is visible in the background. The verso bears a contemporary inscription: 'Picture of negro at Kendall, Kansas' with a later note identifying the man as Parker and placing the date at Oct. 15, 1857. Kansas records confirm this information, but offer nothing more. Image a bit faded, some spotting in the margins, else very good.

Lot: 1671 - LYNCHING PHOTO OF FRED INGHRAM AND JAMES GREEN, 1833

LYNCHING PHOTO OF FRED INGHRAM AND JAMES GREEN, 1833 Very rare original photograph of the aftermath of a lynching, 6.5 x 4.25 b/w, depicting two deceased men, both the victims of a mob lynching. Both men have their hands bound - one is still suspended from a train trestle, the other lies sprawled upon the ground, his rope having snapped. A period printed label applied to the verso explains: 'Scene of the lynching of Fred Inghram and Jas.Green, murderers of C. M. millett, by the bold '33' on Tuesday night, April 3rd, 1883 at Hastings, Neb. Photographed by George O. Churchill, Hastings, Neb.' The photo also bears Churchill's back mark. The image is somewhat faded but entirely legible. Margins a bit rough, verso soiled, else very good. Fred Ingraham and James Green were lynched after being jailed for the robbery and murder of storekeeper Cassin Millet. A third accomplice was spared his life because of his youth and willingness to confess his part in the crime. A vigilante group naming themselves the 'Invincible 33' overpowered the guards in Hastings and completed their grisly task of lynching the two men on April 3, 1883.

Lot: 1672 - 'MARTIN LUTHER KING WAS A COMMUNIST

'MARTIN LUTHER KING WAS A COMMUNIST An interesting broadside published by the August Courier, 1p. 11 x 15 in., June 17, 1963, titled 'MARTIN LUTHER KING...AT COMMUNIST TRAINING SCHOOL.' The bears a picture of King sitting in the crowd of a presentation, labeling individuals sitting near him. They include, as labeled below, Abner W. Berry, Aubrey Williams, and Myles Horton. Below the listed names is a caption that reads in full: 'These 'Four Horsemen' of racial agitation have brought tension, disturbance, strife, and violence in their advancement of the communist doctrine of 'racial nationalism.' Accompanied by a typed letter explaining the context of the picture, and elaborating on the idea that King is a communist. Chipping to the margins and file holes, else fine.

Lot: 1673 - RACIST ANTI-FORD COMPANY LEAFLET

RACIST ANTI-FORD COMPANY LEAFLET Racist printed leaflet, 1p. 8vo., published by the Citizen's Council of Greater New Orleans, addressed to "all white citizens", reading in part: "...MILLIONS and MILLIONS and MILLIONS of dollars of Ford profits have been distributed...to civil rights organizations to fight the white people of the SOUTH...forcing them to associate with negroes...being used to destroy our Southern way of life...DON'T BUY A FORD EVER AGAIN". Light creasing at left, else fine condition.

Lot: 1674 - 'TOMB OF THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER' ILLUSTRATION

'TOMB OF THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER' ILLUSTRATION A fine hand drawn illustration by American artist Frank Morgan, 6.5 x 4.5 in. (sight), depicting a winter scene of the Tomb of the Unknown Solider in Washington D.C. with a guard standing by. Signed in the bottom right by the artist. Matted. Very fine condition.

Lot: 1675 - 'TRINITY CHURCH' LAND DISPUTE PAMPHLETS

'TRINITY CHURCH' LAND DISPUTE PAMPHLETS A pair of heavily worn printed pamphlets, each unpaginated 8vo., (New York: Mitchell Printer), 1849, one titled 'The Unlawful Dealings of Trinity Church Corporation Exposed' and the other 'The Duly Authorized Claims of the Heirs of Anneke Jans Bogardus.' Trinity Church is a historic parish in lower Manhattan that was rebuilt several times throughout history. Beginning in the 1780s, the church's claim on 62 acres of Queen Anne's 1705 grant was contested by descendants of a 17th-century Dutchwoman, Anneke Jans Bogardus, who, it was claimed, held original title to that property. The basis of the lawsuits was that only five of Bogardus' six heirs had conveyed the land to the English crown in 1671. Numerous times over the course of six decades, the claimants asserted themselves in court, losing each time. These publications were printed during one of those court cases. Both heavily worn and toned with edge wear throughout.

Lot: 1676 - 'UNION CANAL CO.' LOTTERY TICKETS (3)

'UNION CANAL CO.' LOTTERY TICKETS (3) Lot of three vintage tickets for a lottery held regularly by the Union Canal Co. from 1795-1828. The purpose of the lottery was to help finance construction of the Union Canal, a towpath route that would connect the city of Philadelphia with the Susquehanna River. Construction began in 1792 but due to difficulties of funding it was not completed until 1828. The tickets are 6 x 2.5 in., with registry and combination numbers, dated 1814, 1825, and 1826. One mounted to a larger sheet. Slight toning, else fine.

Lot: 1677 - 'WIDE AWAKES' POLITICAL COMIC

'WIDE AWAKES' POLITICAL COMIC A handmade political brochure done by a member of the 'Wide Awakes' a Republican youth organization which became well known for its outspoken views during the 1860 presidential election, 2pp. legal folio, [n.p., n.d. but likely 1860], featuring affixed political cartoons with handwritten captions advocating views of the Republican Party at the time. Moderately toned with scattered stains.

Lot: 1678 - 19TH CENTURY CINCINNATI ENGRAVINGS (4)

19TH CENTURY CINCINNATI ENGRAVINGS (4) A good lot of four b/w and color engravings featuring scenes of the city of Cincinnati, varying sizes and publishers, mid 1800s, all showing views of the city skyline. Conditions vary but mostly fine.

Lot: 1679 - 19TH CENTURY NEW ENGLAND AREA ENGRAVINGS (7)

19TH CENTURY NEW ENGLAND AREA ENGRAVINGS (7) A good lot of seven b/w and color engravings featuring scenes of locations in the New England and Boston areas, varying sizes and publishers, 1840-1880, including the city of Providence, the Hancock House, the Boston State House, Northampton, Springfield, and a view of Boston from Mount Bowdoin, etc. Conditions vary but mostly fine.

Lot: 1680 - 19TH CENTURY NEW YORK ENGRAVINGS (7)

19TH CENTURY NEW YORK ENGRAVINGS (7) A good lot of seven b/w engravings featuring scenes of locations in New York State, varying sizes and publishers, 1811-1870, including the New York Exchange, the New York House of Refuge, Park Row, Saratoga Springs, the Mohawk River, a view of Albany, etc. Conditions vary but mostly fine.

Lot: 1681 - 19TH CENTURY PHILADELPHIA ENGRAVINGS (4)

19TH CENTURY PHILADELPHIA ENGRAVINGS (4) A good lot of four b/w and color engravings featuring scenes of locations in the city of Philadelphia, varying sizes and publishers, 1859-76, including the Fairmount Water Works bridge, the opening of the 1876 Centennial Exhibition, the Philadelphia Harbor, and Belmont Park. Conditions vary but mostly fine.

Lot: 1682 - AMERICAN BATTLESHIPS

AMERICAN BATTLESHIPS A large printed illustration of multiple U.S. battleships engaged at sea, 34 x 10. 5 in. (sight), titled 'In Fighting Trim' at the bottom along with the names of the battleships pictured. Included are the Oregon, Iowa, Dupont, New York, Helena, and Indiana. Matted and framed. Artist name is present in the bottom right partly covered by matting. Scattered foxing, with small tears partly repaired.

Lot: 1683 - CIVIL WAR-ERA SAILOR'S STEAMER POCKET WATCH

Ornate silver pocket watch once belonging to a U.S. sailor, ca. mid-19th century. One side of the case bears an engraved steamer ship, with sails, smokestack and side wheel all visible, while the reverse bears an engraved dog sitting on a hill, all atop a pebbled background. Each side also bears a metal flap closed by a hinge. One side, when opened, bears the clock face, with both hands still present, while the reverse side bears the etched maker's mark of Lutz Brothers of New York. The casing and interior bear matching serial numbers. One slight dent to the casing, lightly tarnished, else very good.

Lot: 1684 - EARLY TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT ESSAY

EARLY TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT ESSAY A worn string bound printed pamphlet titled 'Professor Hitchcock's Prize Essay on Alcoholic and Narcotic Substances', approx. 47pp. 8vo., (Amherst: JBC Adams and Co.), 1830, a long discourse advocating the limited use of alcohol and narcotics. Notable excerpts in part: '...Tobacco is in fact an absolute poison…A very moderate quantity...has been known very suddenly to extinguish life...Is alcohol necessary for the farmer to sustain him under protracted labor and fatigue?...spirit is decidedly injurious...Is it necessary for the soldier?...Not a more dangerous error exists...The Roman soldiers who conquered the world and bore a weight of armor that would almost crush a modern warrior, drank nothing more than vinegar and water...Is spirit necessary for slaves who are exposed to a summer's sun...[without it] peace and quietness and contentment reign among the negroes...' and much more. The cover bears a handwritten dedication. Moderately toned with scattered stains, first 10 pages absent, binding loose. Edward Hitchcock Sr. (1793-1864) was a well-known academic of his time and a president of Amherst College.

Lot: 1685 - 'PERPETUAL CALENDAR' ENGRAVING

'PERPETUAL CALENDAR' ENGRAVING A rare color engraving, 8.5 x 11 in., likely late 18th century, titled 'Perpetual Calendar' with patriotic imagery of an American flag in the background and a portrait of George Washington at the bottom, designed to be cut and assembled to make a perpetual calendar. At the side margins are pieces to be cut with the names of months and weekdays. Slightly toned, else fine.

Lot: 1686 - (R.M.S. TITANIC) CHRISTOPHER HEAD

(R.M.S. TITANIC) CHRISTOPHER HEAD (1869 - 1912) British attorney and Conservative councilor, later Mayor of Chelsea. Head was en route to the U.S. as a first class passenger, occupying Cabin B11, and was lost in the sinking of the liner. His body, if recovered, was never identified. Rare carte de visite photograph of Head as a young teen, a chest, up pose by Elliott & Fry, London. Head signed the verso in pencil. This image was at one time in a grouping of other photographs of his other family members Very fine.

Lot: 1687 - 'MAIDEN VOYAGE OF THE NORMANDIE'

'MAIDEN VOYAGE OF THE NORMANDIE' A commemorative certificate honoring the maiden voyage of the SS Normandie, a French-built ocean liner that was the fastest passenger ship of its day. During World War II the ship was seized by U.S. authorities and repurposed into the USS Lafayette, but caught fire in 1942 and sunk in the Hudson River before seeing any action. The certificate is 1p. 4to., New York, June 12, 1935, stating that William G. Meek was a passenger aboard the inaugural voyage from New York To Le Harve. A few scattered stains, else fine.

Lot: 1688 - 'MAIDEN VOYAGE OF THE QUEEN MARY'

'MAIDEN VOYAGE OF THE QUEEN MARY' A fine commemorative certificate honoring the maiden voyage of the RMS Queen Mary, a British ocean liner of the famed Cunard Line. With the outbreak of World War II the ship was converted into a troop transport, yet returned to commercial service after its conclusion. The certificate is 1p. 10 x 14.5 in., London, May 27, 1936, stating that William G. Meek was aboard the inaaugeral voyage from Southhampton, to Cherbourg, to New York City. Lightly toned, with minor edgewear else good condition.

Lot: 1689 - 'CUNARD LINE' SAILORS CAP

'CUNARD LINE' SAILORS CAP A great example of a 1930s British sailor cap who worked for the Cunard Steamship Company, known as the owner of superliners RMS Mauritania and RMS Lusitania. The cap is constructed of white and black fabric with a stiff circular crown and blue cloth sweat guard and chinstrap. The interior red, white, and green with a stamp 'Made in England.' Around the rim is a black cap tally stitched in gilded letters 'Cunard.' Slight discoloration, else fine.

Lot: 1690 - MASONIC KNIGHT'S TEMPLAR SWORD

MASONIC KNIGHT'S TEMPLAR SWORD An ornate ceremonial sword of a member of the Masonic Knight's Templar, 32 in. blade, 38 in. overall, likely late 19th century, with knight's head and griffin shaped pommel, white ivory grip engraved with initials and a templar cross, chain link handguard, and patterned knight's head cross guard. The blade is acid etched with Templar motifs and the name John H. Sanderson, retaining much of its original shine with some evidence of run marks but no nicks or dents. The ricasso bears the maker's mark of ‘Frank Henderson Kalamazoo Mich'. Accompanied by a moderately worn, ornately designed nickel plated scabbard with affixed red crosses and three clasps. The scabbard was once engraved with the same name as the sword but is now heavily faded and barely discernible. Oxidation and discoloration throughout, yet still a good example.

Lot: 1691 - MASONIC KNIGHT'S TEMPLAR SWORD

MASONIC KNIGHT'S TEMPLAR SWORD An ornate ceremonial sword of a member of the Masonic Knights Templar, 30 in. blade, 37.5 in. overall, 1923-25, with knight's head and lion shaped pommel, black celluloid grip now worn exposing the wood beneath, chain link handguard absent, and patterned cross guard with the initials 'J.R.'. The blade is acid etched with Templar motifs and the name J.G. McQueen, with some evidence of run marks and discoloration but no nicks or dents. The ricasso features the mark 'M.C. Lilley and Co. Columbus OH'. Accompanied by a heavily oxidized, ornately designed scabbard with three clasps. Oxidation and discoloration throughout, yet still a good example.

Lot: 1692 - SINKING OF THE USS HORNET

SINKING OF THE USS HORNET A good content A.L.S., 2pp. legal folio, Salem, December 25, 1830, written by Benjamin Cox to an unknown individual discussing the disappearance of his brother and the sinking of the USS HORNET. In part: '...Your inquiries would that I could give a different answer from that which I am now obligated to: He was on board of the Hornet when he was driven out of the harbor by Americans on the 9th of September 1829. Not the slightest doubt...that they floundered near the coast on the next day as the storm that raged with its greatest violence with our lamented friends all on board must have perished. That she sunk at sea is probable had they been driven ashore some part of the wreck would undoubtedly been discovered...My family all of whom are in good health unite with me in sending their sincere respects to you and your family...' Toned with scattered tears along the creases, chipping to the left margin. The USS HORNET was a sloop of war built in 1805 that carried eighteen 32-pound carronades and two 12 pound long guns. It saw action in the War of 1812 and was the first ship in the war to capture a British privateer. It was then assigned to patrol the West Indies until it was lost in 1829 off the coast of Tampico, as described here.

Lot: 1693 - SOARING EAGLES BRONZE

SOARING EAGLES BRONZE An exquisite bronze statue depicting a scene of two eagles in flight, roughly 14 x 9 x 4 in., featuring one eagle perched on a log with wings outstretched while the other flies above. No other marks present. Affixed to a polished stone base. A few spots of oxidation and other discoloration, overall very good condition.

Lot: 1694 - U.S. CAPITOL BUILDING RELIC

U.S. CAPITOL BUILDING RELIC Large section of sandstone removed from the east section of the United States Capitol Building, Washington, DC during the 1960 renovation of the structure. These sections were originally sold by the U.S. Capitol Historical Society in pairs to be used as bookends. Approx. 3.4 lb and measuring 6 inches high by 4 x 3 inches deep.

Lot: 1695 - U.S. TREASURY CLARKE COMBINATION LOCK

U.S. TREASURY CLARKE COMBINATION LOCK Rare 1876 antique U.S. Treasury twelve-button lock made by the Clarke Combination Lock Co., Baltimore. Marked: 'Pat'd Feb 4 1873, June 15 1875, reissued Feb 29 1876', and further engraved on the reverse: 'U.S. TREAURY LOCK'. The lock was opened by pressing the proper lettered buttons in the correct sequence. A brass cover with snap lock protected the buttons from damage. Combination unknown. Highly sight-after by collectors, in fine condition. 4 1/8 x 2 3/8 1 3/8 in.

Lot: 1696 - WILLIAM L. CLARK

Son of the famous explorer William Clark (1770-1838), who along with Merriweather Lewis made a historic journey across the newly acquired Louisiana Purchase territory to map and explore the western United States. An interesting legal document, 1p. legal folio, Virginia, Sept 2, 1819, titled 'A Schedule of the goods and chattels of William L. Clark take and seized.' Items then listed include a bay horse, a gray mare and colt, and a light sorrel filly. The document is largely blank and unsealed, likely means never executed. Light toning, else fine.

Lot: 1697 - 'PIECE OF EIGHT' RECOVERED FROM NUESTRA SENORA DE ATOCHA

'PIECE OF EIGHT' RECOVERED FROM NUESTRA SENORA DE ATOCHA Silver 'piece of eight' minted in Potosi, ca. 1598-1621 recovered by salvor Mel Fisher from the wreck of the NUESTRA SENORA DE ATOCHA, a fairly good strike, with original Treasure Salvors Inc. certificate. Coin Number: H 1162 8 Reales; Grade Two (2) - Catalog # 104583 Weight: 24.9 Grams / Circa 1598-1621 Mint: POTOSI

Lot: 1698 - FOUR REALE SILVER COIN FROM ATOCHA, WITH MEL FISHER CERTIFICATE

FOUR REALE SILVER COIN FROM ATOCHA, WITH MEL FISHER CERTIFICATE Silver four reale silver coin minted in Potosi, ca. 1598-1621 recovered by salvor Mel Fisher from the wreck of the NUESTRA SENORA DE ATOCHA, a fairly good strike, with original Treasure Salvors Inc. certificate. Coin Nmbr: 85A-175039 4 Reale; Grade One (1) - Catalog # 104606 Weight: 11.80 Grams.

Lot: 1699 - TWO REALE SILVER COIN FROM ATOCHA, WITH MEL FISHER CERTIFICATE

TWO REALE SILVER COIN FROM ATOCHA, WITH MEL FISHER CERTIFICATE Silver two reale silver coin minted in Potosi, ca. 1598-1621 recovered by salvor Mel Fisher from the wreck of the NUESTRA SENORA DE ATOCHA, a fine strike, with original Treasure Salvors Inc. certificate. Coin Nmbr: 85A-151095 Grade One (1) - Catalog # 104383 Weight: 6.50 Grams. Mint: POTOSI

Lot: 1700 - TWO REALE SILVER COIN FROM ATOCHA, WITH MEL FISHER CERTIFICATE

TWO REALE SILVER COIN FROM ATOCHA, WITH MEL FISHER CERTIFICATE Silver two reale silver coin minted in Potosi, ca. 1598-1621 recovered by salvor Mel Fisher from the wreck of the NUESTRA SENORA DE ATOCHA, a fine strike, with original Treasure Salvors Inc. certificate. Mint: POTOSI Coin Nmbr: 85A-150694 Grade One (1) Catalog # 101944 Weight: 6.30 Grams. Mint: POTOSI

Lot: 1701 - TWO REALE COIN FROM THE MARAVILLA

TWO REALE COIN FROM THE MARAVILLA Encrusted silver two reale coin ca. 1620s recovered from the wreck of the wreck of the Spanish galleon MARAVILLA (1656) near Silver Shoals, Bahamas. The coin, minted in Potosi, is accompanied by a certificate from Salvors Forecastle Treasures, Inc.

Lot: 1702 - 'PRESIDENTS OF THE U.S.' ENGRAVING

'PRESIDENTS OF THE U.S.' ENGRAVING A colorful mid-nineteenth century engraving, 10 x 14 in., (Boston: Sowle and Shaw), 1844, featuring illustrated portraits of the first ten presidents of the United States with James K. Polk labeled as 'President Elect'. At the center is an image of the famous painting 'The Signing of the Declaration of the Independence.' Intricate decorative patterns throughout, with each president labeled with the dates of his term in office. Toned, with two dark stains to the left corners.

Lot: 1703 - HAIR OF GEORGE WASHINGTON AND ABRAHAM LINCOLN

HAIR OF GEORGE WASHINGTON AND ABRAHAM LINCOLN An excellent framed display featuring strands of hair from the two most well-known American Presidents, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Small 1 in. magnified cases containing the hairs are each matted below portraits of the two men, with a caption below explaining their provenance. The Washington hair was passed down through his descendants until one named Martha Washington sold it at auction in 1924. The Lincoln hair was passed down through the family of Indiana governor Joseph A. Wright, a close friend of the President. Very fine condition. Ex. Christies 1992, Forbes Collection 2002.

Lot: 1704 - FABRIC FROM GEORGE WASHINGTON'S BLOUSE

FABRIC FROM GEORGE WASHINGTON'S BLOUSE An interesting relic, a small piece of fabric reportedly taken from one of George Washington's blouses. The 1 x 1.25 in. segment is pinned to a small card with an early inscription, 'From the blouse...Washington.' The segment reportedly came from the collection of 'E. Curtis' whose ancestors hailed from the colonial New England area. Fine condition.

Lot: 1705 - 1796 IMPRINT - GEORGE WASHINGTON'S FAREWELL ADDRESS

1796 IMPRINT - GEORGE WASHINGTON'S FAREWELL ADDRESS Rare imprint: 'The legacy of the Father of his Country : Address of George Washington, President of the United States, to his fellow citizens, on declining being considered a candidate for their future suffrages.', (Stockbridge, Mass.: Loring Andrews),1796. 26pp. 8vo., disbound with foxing to first page, much less so within. Last page bears a 1.25 in. clean tears above Washington's signature in type, slightly intruding on the text but with no paper loss, two negligible marginal chips on the same page. Washington's brillian address, perhaps his most famous, reads in part: '...I should now apprise you of the resolution I have formed, to decline being considered among the number of those out of whom a choice is to be made...I have, with good intentions, contributed towards the organization and administration of the government the best exertions of which a very fallible judgment was capable...The unity of government which constitutes you one people is also now dear to you. It is justly so, for it is a main pillar in the edifice of your real independence...much pains will be taken, many artifices employed to weaken in your minds the conviction of this truth; as this is the point in your political fortress against which the batteries of internal and external enemies will be most constantly and actively (though often covertly and insidiously) directed...every part of our country thus feels an immediate and particular interest in union, all the parts combined cannot fail to find in the united mass of means and efforts greater strength...the Constitution which at any time exists, till changed by an explicit and authentic act of the whole people, is sacredly obligatory upon all...cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion...I anticipate with pleasing expectation that retreat in which I promise myself to realize, without alloy, the sweet enjoyment of partaking, in the midst of my fellow-citizens, the benign influence of good laws under a free government...'

Lot: 1706 - WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY PARTY INVITATION

WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY PARTY INVITATION A rare, small card announcing a celebration for the birthday of President George Washington to be held in Newport on February 22, 1797, 2.5 x 3.5 in., inviting a 'Miss Whitman', wax seal still present. Toned with adhesive residue on the verso. Sold with another invitation to a celebration of Washington's birthday, inviting the same individual, for the year 1814.

Lot: 1707 - GEORGE WASHINGTON EULOGY

GEORGE WASHINGTON EULOGY A small string bound printed pamphlet titled in part 'An Address in Latin by Joseph Willard, President, and a Discourse in English by David Tappan, Hollis Professor of Divinity...In Solemn Commemoration of General George Washington...' (Charlestown: Samuel Etheridge), 1800, 44pp. 8vo, bearing the text of the two speeches given at a memorial before the University of Cambridge on February 21, 1800, honoring the life and career of President George Washington who had died three months earlier on December 14th, 1799. Pages moderately toned with stains and edgewear throughout.

Lot: 1708 - GEORGE WASHINGTON EULOGY

GEORGE WASHINGTON EULOGY A small disbound printed pamphlet titled in part ' A Discourse Delivered at Hartford Feb. 22, 1800...to pay a tribute of respect to the memory of General George Washington...' (Hartford: Hudson and Goodwin), 1800, 22pp. 8vo, bearing the text of the speech given by Abel Flint honoring the life and actions of President George Washington who had died three months earlier on December 14th, 1799. Moderately toned with stains and foxing. Pages detached.

Lot: 1709 - ABRAHAM LINCOLN ASSASSINATION HAIR AND RELIC PRESENTATION

A most impressive presentation for any Lincoln aficionado, combining six strands of hair from the head of President ABRAHAM LINCOLN (1809-1865), as well as four strands of hair from Lincoln's Secretary of State, WILLIAM SEWARD (1801-1872). These strands of hair were collected as keepsakes by Mrs. Caroline Wright, wife of Indiana Governor Joseph Wright, both of whom were close friends of the Lincolns. Both Lincoln and Seward would be attacked by pro-Confederate conspirators on April 14, 1865, with Seward grievously injured and Lincoln dying from a gunshot wound delivered point-blank by John Wilkes Booth. These hairs are accompanied by a third striking relic of the assassination, a small section of the blood-stained sheet upon which Lincoln lay in his final hours. This incredible relic was taken from a large section of sheet found among the papers of American Minister to Greece CHARLES K. TUCKERMAN (1821-1896), who was in Washington at the time of the assassination. Included with the presentation is a color copy of the complete section of bedsheet, with Tuckerman's initials and note of provenance: 'Relic from the death bed of Abraham Lincoln, stained with his blood. Taken from his death chamber. C. K. T.' We personally witnessed our consignor dividing this relic into smaller pieces and will include our COA on request. Each item is encapsulated in hard plastic, and attractively matted with an image of Lincoln on his death bed and an explanatory caption. An important group of relics with excellent provenance - a must-have for any Lincoln collector.

Lot: 1710 - BRICK FROM ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S HOME

BRICK FROM ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S HOME An affordable Abraham Lincoln relic, a 1.5 x .75 x .5 in. section of red brick obtained from Lincoln's home at 8th & Jackson Streets, Springfield, Illinois. The relic is affixed to a 3 x 3 in. white marble base with etched descriptive plaque making a most attractive presentation. With a copy of the 1958 notarized letter of provenance affixed to the bottom of the base. The bricks were obtained during a 1954 reconstruction of the foundation and a corner of the residence, and salvaged, broken bricks were obtained by the contractor. Very good.

Lot: 1711 - 'LINCOLN FOR PRESIDENT' NEWSPAPER

'LINCOLN FOR PRESIDENT' NEWSPAPER September 8, 1860, issue of 'The Semi-Weekly Sentinel' published in Bath Maine, 16.5 x 22 in., with a headline showing the Republican party's presidential ticket of Abraham Lincoln and Hannibal Hamlin. Toned with some chipping around the margins, else fine. Lincoln won the nomination for President four months earlier in May by beating out his future cabinet members William H. Seward and Salmon P. Chase.

Lot: 1712 - (ABRAHAM LINCOLN)

(ABRAHAM LINCOLN) A carte de visite photograph of Abraham Lincoln, 2.5 x 3.5 in., sepia, a chest up pose. No maker, but dated ‘April 26, 1865' in a period hand on verso. Fine.

Lot: 1713 - ANDREW JACKSON

ANDREW JACKSON (1767 - 1845) Seventh President of the United States, 'Old Hickory' became a national hero in his defense of New Orleans and as president encouraged Western expansion and paid off the national debt. Manuscript D.S. as President, 1p. roughly 24 x 28 in., Washington D.C., September 28, 1830, rare variation of a General Land Office grant with entirely handwritten letterhead and text. The grant entitles John Hall and James Smith, two Continental Army veterans of the Virginia Line. to land in Ohio near the area of 'Darby's Creek' for their military service. After a lengthy description of the location, Jackson boldly signs at the conclusion. Co-signed by Acting Commissioner of the General Land office JOHN M. MOORE. The text of the grant is faded yet still legible, a few scattered stains.

Lot: 1714 - ANDREW JACKSON

ANDREW JACKSON (1767 - 1845) Seventh President of the United States, 'Old Hickory' became a national hero in his defense of New Orleans and as president encouraged Western expansion and paid off the national debt. Partly printed D.S. as President, 1p. 15.75 x 10 in., Washington D.C., May 1st, 1829, an official General Land Office grant for Thomas Rofseter[?] entitling him to 75 and twenty three hundredths acres which he purchased in Zanesville OH. Boldly signed at the conclusion. Co- signed by Commissioner of the General Land Office GEORGE GRAHAM (1770-1830). Official seal still intact. Creased with scattered toning and stains.

Lot: 1715 - A STRAND OF ANDREW JACKSON'S HAIR

A STRAND OF ANDREW JACKSON'S HAIR A tiny bit of hair from the head of President Andrew Jackson, about 4mm. long, placed in a gold plastic display and mounted to a sheet indicating its provenance from Forest Sweet, one of the foremost autograph and relic collectors of the turn of the last century. Provenance is signed by Louis Mushro, well known for his sale of similar authentic relics. Mounted to foam board.

Lot: 1716 - BARACK H. OBAMA, JR.

BARACK H. OBAMA, JR. (b. 1961) The 44th President of the United States, and the first African American to hold the office. His presidency is remembered for the Affordable Care Act (ACA or 'Obamacare'); the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act; the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010, and the killing of terrorist Osama bin Laden. Exceptionally rare A.L.S. AS PRESIDENT on one side of a 6.5 x 4.25 mint-green White House correspondence card, Washington, [n.d., ca. mid-September, 2011], written in response to a despairing Indianapolis lady's letter (copy included). In her letter, the woman mentions that her 52 year-old husband had lost his job two years earlier and had been unable to find a new job. As her government benefits expired, she and her husband were forced to depend on their savings, which were rapidly diminishing. Her health insurance costs were high, and she was denied coverage due to a pre-existing condition. She expresses her thanks 'Obamacare,' but still worries that without employment income she will be unable to continue paying for coverage. She begs the president to assist the unemployed in finding work and further relief. Obama responds, in full: 'Laurie - Thanks for the letter. We're going to keep working on the health care exchanges to help on the affordability issue, and our Jobs Bill provides strong incentives for companies to hire the long-term unemployed. We just need to keep pushing Congress! Barack Obama' Very fine, with White House transmittal envelope. The Trump Administration which followed Obama's worked desperately to dismantle Obama's health care plan, with some measure of success. Obama's job bills were successful to a degree, but narrow in scope.

Lot: 1717 - BARACK OBAMA AND JOSEPH BIDEN

BARACK OBAMA AND JOSEPH BIDEN Excessively rare and desirable Official Rawlings National League baseball, signed boldly on the 'sweet spot' by BARACK OBAMA, 44th President of the United States, and also signed on a side panel by his Vice President, now the 46th President of the United States, JOSEPH R. BIDEN. Very fine, untouched condition.

Lot: 1718 - BARACK OBAMA BILL AND SIGNING PEN

BARACK OBAMA BILL AND SIGNING PEN BARACK OBAMA (b. 1961) The 44th President of the United States, and the first African American to hold the office. His presidency is remembered for the Affordable Care Act (ACA or 'Obamacare'); the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act; the ‘Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Repeal Act of 2010, and the killing of terrorist Osama bin Laden. An exceptional framed display featuring a redlined copy of legislation passed by the 111th Congress and signed by Obama as President with his bill signing pen. The bill itself is 2pp. 4to. with official Congressional heading, Washington D.C., signed on May 22, 2009, titled the 'Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act of 2009', written to reform the way the Pentagon contracts and purchases major weapons systems. First introduced on February 23, 2009, the bill unanimously passed both houses of Congress. Its main provision was the creation of a new Pentagon office, The Office of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation (CAPE), to analyze and oversee defense spending. This is a fine copy of the bill, with Obama's facsimile signature making it a law, and it also bears the facsimile signatures of Speaker of the House NANCY PELOSI (b. 1940), and Acting President Pro Tempore of the Senate HARRY REID (b. 1939). It is matted above one of the 5.5 in. long pens used by Obama to sign the original bill, the pen featuring the presidential seal and Obama's facsimile signature. This display was purchased from the estate of Missouri Congressman Ike Skelton (1931-2013) who served on the House Armed Services Committee and strongly advocated passage of the bill. Affixed to the back of the frame is a typed letter, 1p. 4to., Washington D.C., September 15, 2009, written by President Obama to Skelton transmitting the copy of the bill and pen as a gesture of gratitude for his hard work in its passing, signed with a facsimile signature. Very fine condition.

Lot: 1719 - CALVIN COOLIDGE

CALVIN COOLIDGE (1872 - 1933) Thirtieth President of the United States who succeeded the Presidency upon the death of Harding. Good association I.S.P. as President, 7.5 x 10.75, b/w, a chest up seated pose, inscribed at the bottom 'To Orlando Weber Jr, with best wishes.' Stains to the bottom affecting some text, toned. Orlando Weber Jr. (1879-1945) was a businessman and Wall Street broker, one of the richest men in the world at the time of his death.

Lot: 1720 - DONALD TRUMP AND VLADIMIR PUTIN SIGNED BASEBALL

DONALD TRUMP AND VLADIMIR PUTIN SIGNED BASEBALL An amazing Official Rawlings National League baseball of great political interest, signed by former United States President DONALD J. TRUMP and Russian strongman President VLADIMIR PUTIN, boldly signed in black marker on the opposing side panels by both controversial world leaders. Putin's signature is accompanied by a signed letter of provenance, dated March 20, 2020, from a Russian political figure who obtained the signature at a meeting between Putin and Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev. Trump's signature was obtained by a closely-placed election aide at a 2020 rally. The aide commented: 'The President happily signed the baseball on the side panel with his own black marker'. Very fine, untouched condition, with a ball stand. After a two-hour closed door meeting between the two men in Helsinki, Finland - the content of which is still largely unknown - President Trump was asked if he believed his own intelligence agencies or the Russian president when it came to the allegations of Russian meddling in the U.S. elections. Trump was widely criticized for his response: 'President Putin says it's not Russia. I don't see any reason why it would be.' Accusations of collusion between the two leaders dominated headlines for much of Trump's term in office, and the subject remains hotly-debated among pundits and the public alike.

Lot: 1721 - DONALD J. TRUMP

DONALD J. TRUMP (b. 1946) 45th President of the United States. Trump was by any account one of the most controversial presidents in the country's history, his tenure marked by enormous economic growth but also greatly affected by the wide spread of the Covid 19 virus, resulting unemployment, and financial downturn. On January 13, 2021, Trump became the only president to have been twice impeached. Signed PLAYBOY magazine featuring Trump on the cover and containing the partial text of an interview with him, unpaginated 4to., dated March 1990, signed over his image. Fine condition.

Lot: 1722 - DONALD J. TRUMP

DONALD J. TRUMP (b. 1946) 45th President of the United States. Trump was by any account one of the most controversial presidents in the country's history, his tenure marked by enormous economic growth but also greatly affected by the wide spread of the Covid 19 virus, resulting unemployment, and financial downturn. On January 13, 2021, Trump became the only president to have been twice impeached. Signed rayon golf flag, 21 x 13. 5 in., one sided, white with a black stitched border, featuring the Trump family coat of arms and the words 'Trump National Gold Club Los Angeles', signed on the top left. Left margin sewn with three clasp rings.

Lot: 1723 - DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER

DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (1890 - 1969) 34th President of the United States, Supreme Commander of Allied forces in Europe during World War II and largely responsible for the successful invasion on D-Day. T.L.S. on Columbia University letterhead, 1p. 4to., New York, June 23, 1948 writing on behalf of himself and Mamie politely declining an invitation to attend an invitation to attend a farewell dinner for a retiring professor. Folds and pin holes at left margin, else very good.

Lot: 1724 - DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER 'WARRIOR SPEAR' YARD DECORATIONS

DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER 'WARRIOR SPEAR' YARD DECORATIONS An interesting pair of Dwight D. Eisenhower relics, two imitation 'spears' used by the Eisenhowers at their Gettysburg farm during parties, social events, and visits by foreign dignitaries, the spears said to have been decorated with ribbons, etc., obviously keeping with Eisenhower's military background. Each spear is approx. 70 in. long with a wood shaft and a two-part tin 'spear point'. Some of the spear heads are loose and slightly bent, and should be better affixed to their wooden shafts. They are accompanied by a copy of a Oct. 29, 2021 letter of provenance from Gettysburg resident Kenneth A. Brame. In his letter (and confirmed by Gettysburg residents), Brame worked for the Eisenhowers at their Gettysburg farm from 1965 to 1970, and was bequeathed a variety of personal items by Mamie Eisenhower, including the late general's saddle. Brame had met Ike as the ex-president would visit a local Stuckey's, managed by Brame's parents, every day for his morning coffee. These 'spears', the saddle, and other Eisenhower family objects were sold by Yingling's Auction Service of Gettysburg on October 29, 2021 and a copy of their flyer for the sale is included.

Lot: 1725 - ANTI-EISENHOWER CAMPAIGN POSTER

ANTI-EISENHOWER CAMPAIGN POSTER A vintage campaign poster for the 1952 Presidential election advocating Adlai Stevenson while making scathing remarks about fellow candidate Dwight D. Eisenhower, 8.5 x 13 in., (Chicago: National Volunteers for Stevenson), 1952, some statements in part: '...Danger Ahead...Training in war does not fit a man for Peace!...a General is fit to command armies in war, not a nation in peace...General Eisenhower has never been anything but a military officer...Keep a good General in the Army! Vote Stevenson for President...' Slightly toned with light stains, else very good.

Lot: 1726 - FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT

FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT (1882 - 1945) Thirty-second President of the United States who instituted the 'New Deal' programs and who led the United States through most of World War II. ROOSEVELT ALLUDES TO HIS ONGOING STRUGGLE WITH THE COURT SYSTEM. Superb content T.L.S. 'FDR' as President on White House letterhead, 1p. 4to., 'Aboard Presidential Special' [the Presidential train car], to his Uncle Frederic A. Delano (1863-1953). In full: 'Ever so many thanks for the book. I will read it as soon as I head East from Chicago. You are right about the Court and the Courts. The chief difficulty about all of them is that unlike the English Courts, the Judges do not help the Government and the people when the case is a 'bad case' by pointing out how the case could be made a better case. Actual practice and procedure on the part of the lawyers and the bench must be greatly improved before we can seriously discuss Career Judges. Under present circumstances, I doubt if they would initiate great improvements.' Lightly toned else fine condition. After Roosevelt won a landslide reelection in 1936 the Supreme Court became his primary domestic focus since several of his New Deal programs had been struck down as unconstitutional. Earlier in 1937, he proposed the 'Judicial Procedures Reform Bill of 1937' to Congress which would have allowed him to add an additional justice to the Court for every member over the age of 70. It came to be known as the 'court packing plan' since Roosevelt's main goal with the initiative was to obtain more favorable rulings on New Deal legislation. The plan would eventually fail however after it was continually stalled in Congress and bill's main supporter, Senator Joseph Robinson, died unexpectedly. The political consequences of the failure were wide-reaching, extending beyond the narrow question of judicial reform, to implicate the political future of the New Deal itself. Not only was bipartisan support for Roosevelt's agenda largely dissipated, but the overall loss of capital in the arena of public opinion was significant. His luck with the Court would eventually change, as Justice Willis Van Devanter retired in 1937, Roosevelt was able to appoint his first Justice to the Supreme Court. By the end of 1941, seven of the nine members of the court were appointed by him, and the Court's composition began to support his agenda.

Lot: 1727 - FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT

FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT (1882 - 1945) Thirty-second President of the United States who instituted the 'New Deal' programs and who led the United States through most of World War II. ROOSEVELT, COMBATTING THE GREAT DEPRESSION, RAILS AGAINST BIG BANKS AND DEFENDS THE POOR Excellent content and association T.L.S. 'F.D.R.' as Governor of New York, 1p. 4to., Albany, April 10, 1931, to his uncle and

Lot: 1728 - FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT CHARITY BIRTHDAY BALLS

FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT CHARITY BIRTHDAY BALLS An excellent grouping of political items relating to the charity balls held annually to celebrate the birthday of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, including signed programs, tickets, etc. These events were held every January 30th, and were attended by scores of celebrities, politicians and industrialists, with the proceeds earmarked for the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, later called the 'March of Dimes' as it was nicknamed by Eddie Cantor. The balls were held from 1942 to 1945. The lot includes: very rare ribbons worn by members of the Dinner Committee (2, 1944 and 1945) and for a Hostess (1943); the 1942 program, approx 100pp. 4to., signed in pencil by approx. 26 attendees, including GEORGE MARSHALL, HAROLD STARK, DINAH SHORE, MRS. HENRY A. WALLACE, DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS, JR., JOHN PAYNE, ROSALIND RUSSELL, MICKEY ROONEY,. JEAN HERSHOLT, EDWARD ARNOLD, DOROTHY LAMOUR, and other; the menu from the 1944 ball,, signed by GEORGE MARSHALL, WALTER PIDGEON, LUCILLE BALL, BETTY LAND, WILLIAM D. LEAHY, JINX FALKENBURG, RED SKELTON, and eitht others; the ca. 100pp. program for the 1944 ball; menus for the 1943, 1944 and 1945 events; seating list for the 1945 ball signed by MARGARET O'BRIEN, MONTY WOOLLEY, and seven others; seating lists for the 1942 and 1944 events; and two tickets for the 1943 dinner, one unused. A rare political grouping.

Lot: 1729 - GEORGE H. BUSH

GEORGE H. BUSH (1924-2018) Forty-first President of the United States who ordered the attack on Iraq to liberate Kuwait. Signature beneath an inscription on a bookplate printed for the issue of 'A World Transformed', also signed by BRENT SCOWCROFT (1925-2020), Bush's National Security Advisor and co-author of the book. Fine.

Lot: 1730 - GEORGE H. W. BUSH AND JAMES QUAYLE

(b. 1924) Forty-first President of the United States who ordered the attack on Iraq to liberate Kuwait. Printed invitation from the Committee of the American Bicentennial Presidential Inaugurations, 8 in. x 10.5 in. (sight), issued for the inauguration ceremony on Jan. 20th, 1989, signed in blue ink with a dedication. Also signed by JAMES D. QUAYLE (b. 1947), U.S Representative, Senator, and 44th Vice President under George H.W. Bush. Fine condition. Matted and framed.

Lot: 1731 - GERALD FORD

GERALD FORD (1913 - 2006) 38th President of the United States who assumed office upon the resignation of Richard Nixon, who Ford later pardoned for any involvement in the Watergate scandal. Printed D.S. as President, 1p. 10 x 15 in., [n.p.], October 1976, an official proclamation naming October 'Country Music Month.' Fine condition.

Lot: 1732 - GERALD R. FORD

GERALD R. FORD (1913 - 2006) 38th President of the United States who assumed office upon the resignation of Richard Nixon, who Ford later pardoned for any involvement in the Watergate scandal. Fine content D.S., 1p. 8vo. on faux White House letterhead, [n.p., n.d.], a souvenir copy of Ford's controversial pardon of Richard Nixon following Nixon's resignation which resulted from the Watergate scandal. Boldly signed in blue marker at bottom. Very fine.

Lot: 1733 - GERALD R. FORD

(1913 - 2006) 38th President of the United States who assumed office upon the resignation of Richard Nixon, who Ford later pardoned for any involvement in the Watergate scandal. Scarce signed copy of the 'Report of the Warren Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy' (New York: The New York Times), 1964. 726pp. 8vo. in light blue boards with gilt titles. Signed boldly in blue ink on the front flyleaf, adding date '2/11/97'. Slight bumping to the corners, otherwise very good condition. As a congressman, Ford was appointed to the Warren Commission to prepare a biography of Kennedy's assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald.

Lot: 1734 - GROVER CLEVELAND

GROVER CLEVELAND (1837 - 1908) 22nd and 24th President of the United States, supported civil service and fiscal reform. Signature as President on an Executive Mansion card, dated by him 'February 1896' during his second presidency. Some toning and light soiling.

Lot: 1735 - (GROVER CLEVELAND) WILLIAM W. KEEN

(1837-1932) American physician and inventor of several modern techniques for brain surgery. Cared for six different U.S. Presidents. A red hardcover copy of 'The Surgical Operations on President Grover Cleveland' (J.B. Lippincott Co.: Philadelphia) 1928, approx. 250 pp. 8vo., including an account of the mouth surgery performed on Pres. Grover Cleveland in 1893 by Keen and a team of doctors, as well as six medical articles written by other members of the team. Keen signs the front flyleaf with a dedication. Very fine condition.

Lot: 1736 - HARRY TRUMAN SIGNED VE DAY PROCLAMATION

HARRY TRUMAN SIGNED VE DAY PROCLAMATION Superb signed item, a large, elaborately-printed text of President Harry Truman's May 8, 1945 Proclamation declaring a day of prayer to honor the fallen in World War II, signed by Truman at the conclusion. It reads, in part: '...The Allied armies, through sacrifice and devotion and with God's help, have wrung from Germany a final and unconditional surrender. The western world has been freed of the evil forces which for five years and longer have imprisoned the bodies and broken the lives of millions upon millions of free-born men. They have violated their churches, destroyed their homes, corrupted their children, and murdered their loved ones. Our Armies of Liberation have restored freedom to these suffering peoples, whose spirit and will the oppressors could never enslave. Much remains to be done...I also call upon my countrymen to dedicate this day of prayer to the memory of those who have given their lives to make possible our victory...' Truman read this proclamation on May 8, 1945 ('Victory in Europe Day' or 'VE Day') and proclaimed May 13, 1945 to be a day of prayer. It is signed by Truman in blue ink, slightly faded as is always the case with this piece. The single 21.75 x 14.75 in. printing is decorated with accents of red, blue and gilt.

Lot: 1737 - HARRY S. TRUMAN

(1884-1972) 33rd President of the United States who led the country in the closing days of World War II and through the re-building of Europe under the Marshall Plan and the Korean War. Rare typed D.S., 1p. 4to, a 'Citation for the Legion of Merit, Degree of Legionnaire', awarded to Soviet Colonel Michael M. Mescheriakov of the Red Army. The Legion of Merit was awarded both to United States citizens and foreign nationals, and was given in this instance to Mescheriakov for: '...exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services as Deputy Commander of the 41st Red Infantry Corps... [demonstrating] unusual ability in organizing battles...' WITH the award certificate, 10 x 12 in., awarding the Legion of Merit to Mescheriakov. Signed by Secretary of War ROBERT P. PATTERSON (1891-1952). Both are very good.

Lot: 1738 - HARRY S. TRUMAN

HARRY S. TRUMAN (1884-1972) 33rd President of the United States who led the country in the closing days of World War II and through the re-building of Europe under the Marshall Plan and the Korean War. T.L.S. as President on White House letterhead, 1p. 8vo., Washington D.C., February 3, 1948, to Chief Justice of the Nebraska Supreme Court Robert Simmons (1891-1969). In part: '...Thanks very much for your letter...but I appointed a District Court judge in the District of Columbia to succeed Judge Grooner. Judge Proctor has been on the District Bench for some time - is an excellent judge...' Boldly signed at the conclusion. Framed.

Lot: 1739 - HARRY S. TRUMAN

HARRY S. TRUMAN (1884-1972) 33rd President of the United States who led the country in the closing days of World War II and through the re-building of Europe under the Marshall Plan and the Korean War. T.L.S 'Harry' as President on White House letterhead, 1p. 8vo., Washington D.C., January 19, 1948, to a supporter. In part: '...I certainly appreciate your letter of the fifth and you can rest assured that we are going to have all sorts of difficulties to overcome during this session of the Congress, but I believe we have that situation pretty well in hand...' Matted and framed in a fine display with an image of Truman and the original mailing envelope. At this time in his first term, Truman was working with the bipartisan support of Congress on the Marshall Plan, Communist containment, and other foreign policies. However, in terms of domestic issues, the legislature was not as cooperative. A series of post war labor strikes and disagreements over income tax rates caused the last year of his first term to be quite difficult.

Lot: 1740 - HARRY S. TRUMAN

HARRY S. TRUMAN (1884-1972) 33rd President of the United States who led the country in the closing days of World War II and through the re-building of Europe under the Marshall Plan and the Korean War. T.L.S. on his personal letterhead, 1p. 8vo., Independence, July 24, 1958, to Col. Richard Gimbel (1898-1970). In part: '...I had not forgotten the promise I gave you in April, but since then there has been no opportunity for me to reread documents, as I had hoped, and I am not yet in a position to fulfill it...the prospect of my getting to work at any time in the near future is very slim...' Fine condition.

Lot: 1741 - HARRY S. TRUMAN

HARRY S. TRUMAN (1884-1972) 33rd President of the United States who led the country in the closing days of World War II and through the rebuilding of Europe under the Marshall Plan and the Korean War. Partially typed D.S. on White House letterhead, 1p. legal folio, [n.p.], April 9, 1946, in full: 'Citation for the Legion of Merit Degree of Legionnaire Major General Ivanovich Pauil Afonin, Commanding General, 5th Guard Airborne Division, Red Army, displayed exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and contributed materially to the success of combined operations in Europe.' Truman boldly signs at the conclusion. Fine condition. Sold with the original award certificate signed by Secretary of War ROBERT P. PATTERSON (1891-1952), and a Legionnaire Degree Legion of Merit Medal. Fine condition.

Lot: 1742 - HERBERT HOOVER

HERBERT HOOVER (1874 - 1964) 31st President of the United States whose attempts to reverse the course of the Great Depression led to his defeat at the polls by Franklin D. Roosevelt. T.L.S. as Secretary of Commerce on official letterhead while running for President, 1p. 8vo., Washington D.C., July 12, 1928, to a fellow Republican thanking him for his support. Hoover won the Republican Presidential nomination one month prior to this, in June. Lightly toned with some adhesive residue, else fine.

Lot: 1743 - HERBERT HOOVER

HERBERT HOOVER (1874 - 1964) 34th President of the United States whose attempts to reverse the course of the Great Depression led to his defeat at the polls by Franklin D. Roosevelt. T.L.S. just one week after winning the 1928 election on his personal letterhead, 1p. 4to., Stanford, November 10, 1928, to a supporter thanking her for her continued support of himself and their party. Fine condition.

Lot: 1744 - HERBERT HOOVER

HERBERT HOOVER (1874 - 1964) 31st President of the United States whose attempts to reverse the course of the Great Depression led to his defeat at the polls by Franklin D. Roosevelt. I.S.P., 8 x 10 in., b/w, a chest up seated pose, inscribed at the bottom in blue ink to Robert F. Carter.

Lot: 1745 - HERBERT HOOVER

HERBERT HOOVER (1874 - 1964) 31st President of the United States whose attempts to reverse the course of the Great Depression led to his defeat at the polls by Franklin D. Roosevelt. T.L.S. on personal letterhead, 1p. 4to., New York, August 23, 1949, to a supporter thanking him for birthday wishes. Matted and framed in a nice display with an engraved nameplate. Fine condition.

Lot: 1746 - JAMES BUCHANAN

JAMES BUCHANAN (1791 - 1868) Fifteenth President of the United States whose hands-off attitude toward states' rights directly contributed to the start of the Civil War. A.L.S. as a U.S. Senator, 1p. 4to., Washington D.C., March 3, 1837, to Thomas Elder (1767-1853). In part: '...If possible I shall be in Lancaster the latter end of next week...For some time past I have not had the time to read all my letters, much less attend to the business...I must remain here for a few days after the close of the session to bring my business up...' Light foxing, trimmed at a few corners and the bottom margin, adhesive residue on the verso, and a small tear has been repaired with tape. Accompanied by an engraving of Buchanan.

Lot: 1747 - JAMES BUCHANAN

JAMES BUCHANAN (1791 - 1868) Fifteenth President of the United States whose hands-off attitude toward states' rights directly contributed to the start of the Civil War. Interesting A.L.S., 1p. 8vo., Wheatland [Buchanan's house], April 2, 1864, to W. Kennedy. In part: '...I am just now recovering, I may almost say I have recovered from another severe and painful attack of rheumatism. This is the reason yours...did not receive an immediate answer. Many thanks for your report on the census! I have not been able to examine it...' Toned with a few scattered stains, else fine. Buchanan spent the final years of his life defending his reputation as a former President against claims that he was a traitor who colluded with the Confederacy, often very sick and depressed.

Lot: 1748 - JAMES BUCHANAN

JAMES BUCHANAN (1791 - 1868) Fifteenth President of the United States whose hands-off attitude toward states' rights directly contributed to the start of the Civil War. Fine association partly printed D.S. as Secretary of State, 2pp. 16.5 x 11 in., Washington D.C., January 10th, 1846, a passport for renowned surgeon Reed Brockway Boutecou (1824-1907), signed at the conclusion. The second page bears an untranslated Portuguese inscription signed by the Brazilian Ambassador to the U.S, Gaspar Lisboa, likely approving Boutecou for travel to the country. Moderately toned, stains around the margins from matting and framing, some ink show through. Reed Brockway Boutecou would later become a world-renowned surgeon during the American Civil War for his extensive photography of battlefield wounds which helped advance their treatment. This passport document was issued for a trip he made to the Amazon in 1846 while still a medical student for the purpose of collecting indigenous flora and fauna for the Troy Lyceum of Natural History.

Lot: 1749 - JAMES BUCHANAN

JAMES BUCHANAN (1791 - 1868) Fifteenth President of the United States whose hands-off attitude toward states' rights directly contributed to the start of the Civil War. Partly-printed D.S. as president, 1p. folio parchment, Washington, June 27, 1860,the appointment of John McCleary to serve as 'First Lieutenant in the Sixth Regiment of Infantry'. Co-signed by Secretary of War JOHN B. FLOYD (1806-1863) who would the next year join the Confederacy as a brigadier general and would later lose the crucial Battle of Fort Donelson. McCleary would serve in the mid-1850's fighting the Cheyenne along the Platte. Folds, one passing through Buchanan's signature, and a few spots, one affecting Floyd's middle initial.

Lot: 1750 - JAMES BUCHANAN

JAMES BUCHANAN (1791 - 1868) Fifteenth President of the United States whose hands-off attitude toward states' rights directly contributed to the start of the Civil War. A.L.S. as U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom on official letterhead, 1p. 8vo., London, August 12, 1854, to 'My dear W. Lampson' respectfully canceling a prior meeting. In part: '...I regret very much that I cannot accept your kind invitation to go to Rofant[?] today. I had been anticipating this pleasure all week, and I know that a little country air would have benefited my health but circumstances have occurred...Miss Lane having no company of course cannot return...' Adhesive residue on the verso, else very fine. 'Miss Lane' refers to Harriet Lane Johnston (1830-1903) was the niece of James Buchanan, acting First Lady of the United States during his presidency.

Lot: 1751 - JAMES K. POLK EULOGY

JAMES K. POLK EULOGY A typed pamphlet containing the text of a eulogy given by former Secretary of War James Madison Porter (1793-1862) at a funeral service for President James K. Polk, unpaginated 8vo., (Easton: Easton Sentinel Job Office), July 1849, celebrating the life of the former president. Toned with scattered stains.

Lot: 1752 - JAMES MADISON

JAMES MADISON (1751-1836) Fourth President of the United States considered the 'Father of the Constitution', he authored the Federalist papers and sponsored the Bill of Rights. Good association partly printed D.S. as President, 1p. 15.75 x 10.5 in., Washington D.C., November 15, 1815, an official appointment for Edmund Foster as a captain in the ninth regiment of infantry in the U.S. Army. Signed at the conclusion. Co-signed by Secretary of War WILLIAM H. CRAWFORD (1772-1834). Official seal still intact. Creased, slightly toned, scattered stains. It is likely that the individual being appointed is Edmund Foster Jr. (1783-1834). His father, Rev. Edmond Foster Sr. was a well-known politically active minister in Massachusetts. On June 8, 1812, two weeks before the outbreak of the War of 1812, the Reverend Foster wrote to President Madison warning him of the growing discontent among Massachusetts legislatures regarding his handling of the ongoing situation with Great Britain.

Lot: 1753 - PRINTING OF JAMES MADISON'S INAUGURAL ADDRESS

PRINTING OF JAMES MADISON'S INAUGURAL ADDRESS Rare printing of James Madison's inaugural address of March 4, 1809, the text of his speech printed in full by the newspaper 'Political Observatory' in a supplement, Walpole, Ma., Mar. 13, 1809. 9.75 x 12 in. overall, folds with some scattered foxing, overall very good. The newspaper was published from 1803 to 1809.

Lot: 1754 - JAMES MONROE

JAMES MONROE (1758 - 1831) Fifth President of the United States who negotiated the Louisiana Purchase and promulgated the Monroe Doctrine. Patrtly-printed D.S. 'James Monroe' as President, 1p. sm. folio, Washington, Oct. 6, 1817, a grant of 160 acres of land Illinois to to 'Michael Clark, late a private in Earle's Company of the Seventy seventh regiment of Infantry...' Folds, else in near fine condition with a bold signature.

Lot: 1755 - JIMMY CARTER

JIMMY CARTER (b. 1924) Thirty-ninth President of the United States who engineered a break-through in Arab-Israeli relations. Signed engraving as President, 8 x 6 in., an image of the White House, also signed by First Lady ROSALYNN CARTER (b. 1927). Fine condition.

Lot: 1756 - JIMMY CARTER

JIMMY CARTER (b. 1924) Thirty-ninth President of the United States who engineered a break-through in Arab-Israeli relations. Signed pamphlet from the Carter Presidential Center, 7 x 10 in., framed in a nice display. Fine condition.

Lot: 1757 - JOHN F. KENNEDY AND JOSEPH KENNEDY, JR.

JOHN F. KENNEDY AND JOSEPH KENNEDY, JR. Excellent association and excessively rare signed book, Kennedy's college thesis later published as: 'Why England Slept' (New York: Wilfred Funk Inc.), 1940, 252pps. 8vo., first edition 3rd printing. The book examines the failures of the British government to take steps to prevent World War II and its initial lack of response to Adolf Hitler's threats of war. It is signed by future president JOHN F. KENNEDY on the front flyleaf. It also bears an inscription at top by Kennedy's brother, JOSPEH KENNEDY, JR.: 'To my favorite land lady, from the author's brother', thus the book is signed by both brothers. The older Kennedy was undoubtedly proud of young Jack's accomplishment as a writer, and no doubt obtained signed copies of this book to present to friends. Born in 1915, Joseph Kennedy, Jr. was the pride of the family. His father, Joseph Kennedy, Sr. had aspirations for him to become president. He was a delegate to the 1940 Democratic National Convention and planned to run for a seat in the House of Representatives after his military service as a a stepping stone on the path to the White House. His death while participating in a top-secret mission in 1944 caused his father to push his next-oldest son, John, into politics. Lightly worn with some stains inside the covers and out, overall fine.

Lot: 1758 - JOHN F. KENNEDY

JOHN F. KENNEDY (1917-1963) Thirty-fifth President of the United States. Kennedy faced-down the Kruschev during the Cuban Missile Crisis, re-invigorated NASA, and signed the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. Assassinated November 1963 by Lee Harvey Oswald. A.N.S. as President, 1p. 8vo., Washington D.C., [n.d. but on White House letterhead], wishing warm regards to a couple. Slightly faded yet still discernable.

Lot: 1759 - JOHN F. KENNEDY INAUGURAL MEDAL

JOHN F. KENNEDY INAUGURAL MEDAL The Official Inaugural Medal for the Inauguration of John F. Kennedy as President of the United States. Designed by Paul Manship and produced by Medallic Art Company. Bronze.With original box and descriptive leaflet.

Lot: 1760 - JOHN QUINCY ADAM'S DEFENSE IN 'U.S. VS. THE AMISTAD'

JOHN QUINCY ADAM'S DEFENSE IN 'U.S. VS. THE AMISTAD' - JOHN QUINCY ADAMS (1767-1848) Sixth President of the United States, Secretary of State under Monroe who principally formulated the Monroe Doctrine. An excessively rare string bound printed pamphlet, (New York: S.W. Benedict), 1841, 135pp. 8vo., a transcript of Adam's legal defense argued before the Supreme Court in the famous case of 'United States vs. The Amistad' on February 24, 1841, which he would go on to win. At the top, a handwritten notation reads: 'Received from Washington by mail, August 23, 1841, William Jenks. From the venerable Author.' Affixed to the inside of the front page is a hand addressed section of the envelope used to mail the transcript to its recipient, franked 'J. Q. Adams.' Moderately toned with foxing and stains, some pages slightly creased, else very good. William Jenks (1778-1866) was a Massachusetts judge and educator who took an active role in the establishment of humanitarian associations, and he was also a frequent correspondent of Adams'. On August 26th, 1839, the USS Washington came upon the Spanish slave schooner 'Amistad' lying at anchor near Montauk Point. The ship had a cargo of fifty slaves who had overwhelmed the white crew and murdered the captain and one crew member. The Africans were arrested, taken to New Haven, Connecticut, and charged with piracy and murder. A group of New England abolitionists led by Lewis Tappan aimed to defend the Africans, and after a series of court decisions and appeals, the case was taken to the Supreme Court. Tappan asked Adams to argue for the defense, and Adams, then a U.S. Representative, regarded his appearance in the case as his 'final duty' before the Supreme Court. He noted in his diary that he was 'deeply distressed and agitated' till the moment he rose to address the court, and 'then my spirit did not sink within me. With grateful heart for aid from above, though in humiliation for the weakness incident to the limits of my powers, I spoke for four hours and a half...til half-past three o'clock, when the Chief Justice said the court would hear me further tomorrow.' In the end, Adam's argument won, and the Court freed the Africans and returned them home. A very important pamphlet from America's earliest abolitionist president and related to the most prominent slavery court case until Dred Scott.

Lot: 1761 - JOHN QUINCY ADAMS

JOHN QUINCY ADAMS (1767 - 1848) Sixth President of the United States, Secretary of State under Monroe who principally formulated the Monroe Doctrine, son of President John Adams. Partly printed D.S. as President 'J.Q. Adams', 1p. 13.25 x 8.5 in. (sight), Washington D.C., October 25, 1825, an official General Land Office grant entitling the heirs of Neill Campbell, deceased, to 80 acres of land in Shawneetown for a deposit he made before his death, signed at the conclusion. Cosigned by former Secretary of War and Commissioner of the General Land Office, GEORGE GRAHAM (1770-1830). Toned with foxing and ink stains, official seal still intact. Framed.

Lot: 1762 - JOHN TYLER

(1790 - 1862) Tenth President of the United States following the death of Harrison, annexed Texas, and remained loyal to Virginia following its secession. Scandalous A.D.S. 'J. Tyler' as President, 1p. 3 x 5 in., [Washington], Oct. 2, 1843. Tyler forwards a request from Chief Justice Roger B. Taney to most likely Secretary of War James M. Porter, writing in full: 'The Secretary will forward this letter from the Chief Justice of the U. States to Mr. Thompson with a request that he will do what may properly [underlined] lie in his power to obtain the discharge of young Mr. Taney. J. Tyler Oct. 2, 1843'. Light brush to signature, else boldly penned and very good. It is almost incomprehensible that Tyler would in any way use the power of the Executive Branch of the government to offer any personal favor or service to Taney, the head of the Judicial Branch, especially in obtaining a release for Taney's son from the armed services. If this memo had been released at the time, Tyler's detractors would have howled. Today, such a request, if it had indeed been fulfilled, would call for impeachment for the President, and removal from office for the Chief Justice.

Lot: 1763 - JOHN TYLER

JOHN TYLER 1790 - 1862) Tenth President of the United States following the death of Harrison, annexed Texas, and remained loyal to Virginia following its secession. TYLER ISSUES A PASSPORT FOR A FUTURE PIRATE SHIP. Partly-printed D.S. as President, 1p. 20.5 x 16 in., Washington D.C., May 18, 1842, a passport document for the whaling ship ‘George Howland', printed in English, French, Spanish, and Dutch, sailing from New Bedford to the ‘Pacific Ocean' and captained by Aaron C. Cushing, noting that the ship contains 'Provisions, stores, and utensils for a whaling voyage.' Boldly signed by Tyler at the center, cosigned by his Secretary of State DANIEL WEBSTER (1782-1852) and a public notary. Creased with light edge wear and a few scattered stains. Matted and framed in a nice display. The George Howland had an interesting history of its own. Years later, while on another voyage to the Pacific Ocean, the ship was docked in the Galapagos Islands near a convict colony. Prisoners of the colony had revolted and taken control of the prison, and when they spied the ship in the harbor, they overcame her crew members. The vessel was painted black and used for pirate activities up and down the South American coast before finally being approached by a Swedish warship. The sight of this ship caused the pirate crew to take to their lifeboats and flee from the opposite side of their ship. When Swedish officers came aboard, they found only one man, the cook from the original crew of the Howland, hiding in the hold. His presence prevented the George Howland from becoming a prize forfeit to the Swedish man-o-war, and it would eventually be returned to its owners in New Bedford. It would spend a few more years on the seas before finally sinking in an expedition to the Arctic in 1871.

Lot: 1764 - JOSEPH R. BIDEN

JOSEPH R. BIDEN (b. 1942) Forty-sixth President of the United States served as Vice President for two terms under President Barack Obama. Biden defeated incumbent president Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election which was beset with accusations of fraud and witnessed an assault on the Capitol. Signed F.D.C. as a U.S. Senator, 4 x 6 in., postmarked July 4, 1987, commemorating Delaware statehood. Enclosed in the envelope is a printed generic message with a printed signature. Fine condition.

Lot: 1765 - LYNDON B. JOHNSON

LYNDON B. JOHNSON (1908-1973) Thirty-sixth President of the United States and creator of the 'Great Society' social welfare programs. America's growing involvement in Vietnam led to his declining a renomination as president. Great content T.L.S. 'Lyndon' on U.S. Senate letterhead, 2pp. 4to., U.S. Courthouse, Austin, TX, September 18, 1952, a bitter and defensive letter sent to his friend Maury Maverick regarding allegations of inappropriate contact made by Johnson towards Maverick's clients. In part: '...I know nothing about any ultimatum that you or anyone else has given me...I never in my life put my arm around anyone in preference to you, and if you have ever had a problem that I can help on politically or otherwise...I have always been on your side. If I was ever 'intentionally offensive' to any of your clients, I was unmindful of it. The same answer goes for my 'mortally offending a mutual friend.' Every few weeks I get a whole sack of rumors about what I have done against you, Maury, Jr., or someone else...they are just as familiar to me as calculus... If you and Terrell and Maury, Jr., or any of the Maverick clan or followers don't know I am your friend by this time, there ain't no use of my spending any more time reassuring you...I will talk to you at any time, any place, that you want to talk...' Staple holes, else fine. Of course, Johnson's rather abrasive political and personal demeanor was not a secret to any of those who dealt with him professionally. Maverick, from an entrenched Texas political family, spent six years in the Texas House of Representatives, and ran for the Senate when Lyndon Johnson became vice president. The two remained friends despite occasional flare-ups, as evidenced here.

Lot: 1766 - LYNDON B. JOHNSON

LYNDON B. JOHNSON (1908-1973) Thirty-sixth President of the United States and creator of the 'Great Society' social welfare programs. America's growing involvement in Vietnam led to his declining a renomination as president. Signed copy of 'Atlas of the Presidents' by Donald E. Cooke, (Washington D.C: Hammond Inc.), 1967, approx. 90pp. 4to., containing brief biographies of everyU.S. president. Johnson very hurriedly signed the front fly leaf. Fine condition.

Lot: 1767 - LYNDON B. JOHNSON

LYNDON B. JOHNSON (1908-1973) Thirty-sixth President of the United States and creator of the ""Great Society"" social welfare programs. America's growing involvement in Vietnam led to his declining a renomination as president. Early T.L.S. on his Senate Committee on Armed Services letterhead, 1p. 4to., Washington, Apr. 11, 1950 to Dr. Harry G. Newton in Austin. Johnson, who apparently lobbied for his friend for the position of site planning landscape architect for the Public Housing Administration, quotes to him, quotes the negative response he received from that office and asks Newton for his rebuttal. A few toned spots in blank margins, stapled, else very good.

Lot: 1768 - MARTIN VAN BUREN

MARTIN VAN BUREN (1782 - 1862) Eighth President of the United States, Secretary of State and a close ally of Andrew Jackson. A.L.S. with a small portrait affixed to the top the page, 2pp. 4to., Washington D.C., April 29, 1834, to Mr. Townson. In part: '...your letter informing me of my election as an honorary member of the 'Columbian Horticultural Society' has been received...I asked the favor of you to make my best acknowledgements to the members of the society...' Toned, with chipping around the margins, adhesive residue to the verso. Accompanied by an engraving of Van Buren.

Lot: 1769 - MILLARD FILLMORE

MILLARD FILLMORE (1800 - 1874) Thirteenth President of the United States who succeeded to the presidency upon the death of Taylor. A.N.S. as Vice President, 1p. 2.5 x 7 in. (sight), Washington D.C., March 20, 1849, to Secretary of the Treasury Robert Walker (1801-1869) in full: '...J.W. Weeks of Watertown N. York was highly recommended to me as a clerk for the comptroller's office, but I could not appoint him. I do not know him personally.' Very fine. Matted with an engraving of Fillmore.

Lot: 1770 - NANCY REAGAN

NANCY REAGAN (1921 - 2016) First lady of the United States from 1981-1989, second wife of President Ronald Reagan. Great content T.L.S. as first lady on White House letterhead, 1p. 8vo., Washington D.C., June 27, 1985, responding to a letter from a supporter. In part: '...Thank you very much for your kind letter and words of support. The President and I are truly grateful...We were confident that his visit to Bitburg was morally right and feel more so now that the trip is over. Your letter strengthens our convictions...' Moderately toned, else fine. Matted. In May of 1985, President Ronald Reagan made a ceremonial visit to a German cemetery outside Bitburg with West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl to honor the 40th anniversary of V-E Day. Controversy arose in the American media prior to the visit, especially among Jewish communities, when it was learned that almost 50 of the 2000 German soldiers buried at the cemetery were members of the infamous Waffen SS. Despite pressure from aides, and his wife Nancy, President Reagan stayed on the planned course. He reportedly told his deputy chief of staff, 'I know you and Nancy don't want me to go through with this, but I don't want you to change anything when you get over there, because history will prove I'm right. If we can't reconcile after forty years, we are never going to be able to do it.'

Lot: 1771 - RICHARD M. NIXON

RICHARD M. NIXON (1913 - 1994) 37th President of the United States, who reopened diplomatic ties with China and the USSR, resigned in 1974 due to the Watergate Scandal. ELVIS AND NIXON TOGETHER AGAIN Fine content D.S., 1p. 4to., [n.p., n.d.], a copy of his 1994 letter praising Egil 'Bud' Krogh's book: 'The Day Elvis Met Nixon'. Krogh had arranged the meeting between the two in the White House, when Nixon presented Presley with a Bureau of Narcotics badge. Nixon writes: 'To Fans of the King...When we met in the Oval Office...I was greatly impressed by Elvis's sincerity as he described his concerns about the negative influences on young people during the turbulent area of the Vietnam War. This account of how the meeting was planned and what was discussed shatters many of the myths that have been spread by the media...' In an attempt at humor, Nixon concludes: 'It remains to be seen, however, whether the author...will be resourceful enough to be able to arrange for Elvis to appear at a book-signing!' Of course, Presley had died of complications of drug use 17 years earlier. Krogh arranged the burglary of the office of Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist and was convicted, jailed, and disbarred. Fine condition.

Lot: 1772 - RICHARD M. NIXON 1972 WHITE HOUSE STAFF CHRISTMAS CARD

RICHARD M. NIXON 1972 WHITE HOUSE STAFF CHRISTMAS CARD President Richard M. Nixon and Patricia Nixon rare, oversized Christmas card given only to the White House staff members for Christmas 1972. The 22 x 13 3/4" card (opened) bears red velvet-texture coveres with an embossed presidential seal. The first page bears a description of the reproduction of the portrait of Theodore Roosevelt within, with the greeting: 'With our best wishes, the President and Mrs. Nixon at Christmas 1972'. There follows a large color reproduction of the 1903 Theodore Roosevelt portrait by John Singer Sargent which is displayed in the White House Red Room, with a small metallic plaque beneath the image. With original envelope with gold ribbon and gold presidential seal, the ribbon neatly cut. Fine condition.

Lot: 1773 - RICHARD M. NIXON INAUGERATION PARKING SIGN

RICHARD M. NIXON INAUGERATION PARKING SIGN A vintage metal 'No Parking' sign from the parade route for the 1973 second term inauguration of Richard Nixon, 12 x 18 in., red white and blue colored, reading in full: 'NO PARKING midnight January 19th to midnight January 20th 1973' with the words 'Presidential' and 'Inauguration' at the top and bottom respectively. Four mounting holes present. This sign would have been affixed on poles along the route prior to the start of the parade to warn motorists. Fine condition.

Lot: 1774 - RICHARD NIXON

RICHARD NIXON (1913-1994) Thirty-seventh President of the United States who led during the Vietnam War, re-opened diplomatic ties with China and the U.S.S.R., resigned his office due to the Watergate scandal. Fine content partly-printed D.S. with rare variation of his signature 'R M Nixon', 2pp. 4to., Key Biscayne, Fl. (where Nixon maintained a fine home), May 15, 1977. Nixon submits a Personal Financial Statement to the Key Biscayns Ban and Trust Company in order to obtain: '...credit with you on notes and bills bearing my signature...' Nixon indicates that his net worth is $1,389,905, has a mortgage of $191,000, owes banks $160,000, owns stock worth $593,000 and real estate valued at $400,000, that he made $247,500 from 'writing' and $80,500 from 'Pension & Retirement', values his San Clemente property at $191,000, and much more. Sold with the original filing envelope from thge bank dated the same day and sealed by a state bank examiner on Sep. 5, 1977. The signature on this document is not Nixon's typical signature of the period, but it contains sufficient elements satisfying us of its complete authenticity. Indeed, Nixon's 1971 and 1972 federal tax returns were both signed with the inclusion of his middle initial, and the 1971 return shows an equally aberrant signature. It appears the president had difficulty changing his signature...or perhaps just signing financial documents while under penalty of law! Folds, else fine condition.

Lot: 1775 - RICHARD NIXON

RICHARD NIXON (1913 - 1994) Thirty-seventh President of the United States who led during the Vietnam War, re-opened diplomatic ties with China and the U.S.S.R., resigned his office due to the Watergate scandal. Great S.P., 8 x 10 in. color, an image of Nixon of a stage with ten baseball Hall of Famers including Willie Mays, Rollie Fingers, Johnny Bench, Pete Rose, etc., all part of the 'Nixon-Eisenhower All-Time Baseball Greats' as a sign behind Nixon reads, nicely signed by Nixon in the white bottom margin. Fine. Nixon was, of course, a huge baseball fan.

Lot: 1776 - (WATERGATE) ARCHIBALD COX

(WATERGATE) ARCHIBALD COX (1912 – 2004) American lawyer and law professor who served as U.S. Solicitor General under President John F. Kennedy and later as a special prosecutor during the Watergate scandal. Fired by Nixon in the 'Saturday Night Massacre'. Fine content A.L.S. on his personal letterhead, 2pp. 4to., Aug. 19, 2002. In part: '[Nixon's suggested] summary of the subpoenaed tapes was unsatisfactory for a number of reasons...[it] would not be admissible in evidence before a grand jury or court...There was no assurance that the summary would be accurate. Also, the condition, that that we agree not to seek other papers or tapes. was unacceptable. I was dismissed for rejecting the proposal...' Near fine.

Lot: 1777 - RONALD REAGAN

(1911 - 2004) Fortieth President of the United States who served for two terms (1981-1989) and contributed to the fall of European Communism. Signed bookplate affixed within his autobiography 'An American Life' (New York: Simon and Schuster), 1990. 748pp. 8vo. Fine condition, with dust jacket.

Lot: 1778 - RONALD REAGAN

(1911 - 2004) Fortieth President of the United States who served for two terms (1981-1989) and contributed to the fall of European Communism. Signed bookplate affixed within his selected collection of speeches: 'Speaking My Mind' (New York: Simon and Schuster), 1989. 432pp. 8vo. Fine condition, with dust jacket.

Lot: 1779 - THEODORE ROOSEVELT

THEODORE ROOSEVELT (1858 - 1919) Twenty-sixth President of the United States who started the Panama Canal, settled the Russo-Japanese War, broke up Standard Oil and encouraged conservation. T.L.S. on Navy Department letterhead as Assistant Secretary, Washington, D.C., Sept.30, 1897, acknowledging the receipt of a letter concerning the building of dry docks. The typed portion of the letter is slightly blurred, perhaps from previous damping, signature is very slightly feathered.

Lot: 1780 - THEODORE ROOSEVELT

THEODORE ROOSEVELT (1858 - 1919) Twenty-sixth President of the United States who started the Panama Canal, settled the Russo-Japanese War, broke up Standard Oil and encouraged conservation. ROOSEVELT DEFENDS PRIVATE COMMENTS HE MADE. Great content and association T.L.S. as President on White House letterhead, 1p. 4to., Washington D.C., March 30, 1906, to American author and founder of Barnard's College Annie Nathan Meyer (1867-1951) regarding supposed comments he had made. In full: '...I have your letter of the 29th. My public utterances must have been taken as all that I have said on that subject. Nobody has any right, of course, to quote anything that I am alleged to have said in private. I am very much impressed by certain arguments on the subject presented to me by Mrs. Schoff, President of the Mother's Congress...' Creased and lightly toned, else fine. It is likely that the supposed comments Roosevelt made were in reference to women's education. The Mothers' Congress he refers to was founded in 1895. The direct object of the Congress was to make of every household a home by educating mothers and fathers in true parent-hood, by bettering its conditions, multiplying its pleasures, and creating more ideal surroundings for its children. Mrs. Hannah Schoff was a leading advocate of women's rights and of the progressive movement in education. The recipient of the letter, Annie Nathan Meyer, was a well-known advocate for the higher education of women. She believed improvement through education as the first objective to be achieved to change the lives of women, rather than delving into politics. Her sister, Maud Nathan (1862 - 1946) held the opposite beliefs, being a staunch suffragist, and would later be appointed by Roosevelt as the head of the Women's Suffrage committee in his Bull Moose Party.

Lot: 1781 - THEODORE ROOSEVELT

THEODORE ROOSEVELT (1858 - 1919) Twenty-sixth President of the United States who started the Panama Canal, settled the Russo-Japanese War, broke up Standard Oil and encouraged conservation. ROOSEVELT LAMBASTES A HAWKISH FORERUNNER OF THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS Important, fine content T.L.S., 2pp. 4to., Oyster Bay, June 29, 1915, a lofty and biting criticism of the interventionist 'League for

Lot: 1782 - THEODORE ROOSEVELT

(1858 - 1919) Twenty-sixth President of the United States who started the Panama Canal, settled the Russo-Japanese War, broke up Standard Oil and encouraged conservation. Bold signature on the verso of a hand drawn World War I political cartoon by artist Henry Mayer (1868 - 1954), 13 x 7.5 in., [n.p., n.d.], titled 'Poor Europe on Crutches' depicting an elderly man, leaning on a crutch shaped as a dollar sign, walking away from a smoldering city. Trimmed at the margins, light stains to the verso, else very fine. Mayer worked with fellow cartoonist and animator Otto Messmer on a series called 'The Travels of Teddy' which satirized the life of Roosevelt.

Lot: 1783 - THEODORE ROOSEVELT AND BEAR WOODEN TOY

THEODORE ROOSEVELT AND BEAR WOODEN TOY A rather primitive hand-made wood toy, likely folk or tramp art, showing a bear and a chubby top-hatted figure (Roosevelt) both wielding large hammers. When the sections of wood on the bottom of the toy are pushed and pulled in opposite directing, the figures 'hammer' the tree trunk before them. Of course, the association between Roosevelt and bears was very well known! 8.5 in. long, 6 in. wide.

Lot: 1784 - THOMAS JEFFERSON

THOMAS JEFFERSON (1743 - 1826) Third President of the United States, author and signer of the Declaration of Independence, ceased the importation of slaves to America. Fine signature 'Th: Jefferson' as President on a 6.25 x 5 in. section of a four-language ship's paper. very good, with ample margins for framing.

Lot: 1785 - 'JEFFERSON'S FINAL LETTER' BROADSIDE

'JEFFERSON'S FINAL LETTER' BROADSIDE A great content printed broadside bearing the text of the last letter ever written by President Thomas Jefferson before his death in 1826. The date of this printing is unknown, though it is almost certainly contemporary to Jefferson's passing. At the top is an illustration depicting Lady Liberty displaying the art of printing to figures representing the other four continents. Surrounded by a border, the text of the original letter was written in Monticello, June 24, 1826, to Washington D.C. mayor Roger Weightman (1787-1876) declining an invitation to join a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and expressing his hopes for its legacy. In part: '...The kind invitation I receive from you...as one of the surviving signers of an instrument pregnant to our own...is most flattering to myself...It adds sensibly to the sufferings of sickness...I should indeed with peculiar delight have met and exchanged there congratulations personally with...[those] who joined with us on that day in the bold and doubtful election we were able to make for our country, between submission or the sword...May it be to the world what I believe it will be...May it be to signal of arousing men to burst the chains under which monkish ignorance and superstition had persuaded them to bind themselves, and to assume the blessing of security and self-government. That form which we have substituted, restores the free right to the unbounded exercise of reason and freedom of opinion...For ourselves, let the annual return of this day, forever refresh our recollections of these rights, and an undiminishable devotion to them...' Light toning, minor edgewear, small hole to the bottom left, else good. Jefferson would die ten days after writing this letter on Independence Day, July 4, 1826.

Lot: 1786 - ULYSSES S. GRANT

ULYSSES S. GRANT (1822 - 1885) Eighteenth President of the United States and Union lieutenant general. Partly printed D.S. as President, 1p. 17 x 10 in. (sight), Washington D.C., March 26, 1873, an official appointment of Henry D. Shaffer to the role of Postmaster of Canton Ohio. Cosigned by his Secretary of State HAMILTON FISH (1808 - 1893). Creased with a few scattered ink stains. Framed in a nice display with engraved nameplate. Affixed to the back of the frame is a printed letter transmitting the appointment to Shaffer, signed by Postmaster General JOHN A. J. CRESSWELL (1828-1891), widely considered to be one of the best in American history to hold the position.

Lot: 1787 - ULYSSES S. GRANT

ULYSSES S. GRANT (1822 - 1885) Eighteenth President of the United States and Union lieutenant general. Fine blue ink signature on a gold-trimmed card. Fine condition.

Lot: 1788 - TOMB OF ULYSSES S. GRANT

TOMB OF ULYSSES S. GRANT A vintage photograph depicting the decorated first tomb of former Union army commander and President Ulysses S. Grant, 6 x 3.75 in., sepia, showing Grant's temporary resting place in Riverside Park with a U.S. soldier standing guard. Mounted, lightly toned, else fine. Grant died in 1885 was laid in this temporary resting place for twelve years, until the 'General Grant National Memorial' finished construction in 1897.

Lot: 1789 - WILLIAM H. TAFT

WILLIAM H. TAFT (1857 - 1930) Twenty-seventh President of the United States and Supreme Court Chief Justice. T.L.S. on his personal letterhead, 1p. 8vo., Cincinnati, Jan. 22, 1909 to an attorney in New York returning to him a copy of the 1906 legal book 'The Victorian Chancellors' by J. B. Atlay. Very good.

Lot: 1790 - WILLIAM H. TAFT

WILLIAM H. TAFT (1857 - 1930) Twenty-seventh President of the United States and Supreme Court Chief Justice. TAFT DECRIES A SUPREME COURT RULING AND ATTACKS AN ANTI-TRUST OPINION BEFORE HIS APPOINTMENT. Superb content T.L.S. on personal letterhead, 1p. 4to., New Haven, May 6, 1920, to 'My dear Charley.' In part: '...I have your letter of May 3rd in respect to the Steel Company case. I want to see the decision in the coal case. I read Mckenna's opinion and a more unsatisfactory opinion I have never read. He now becomes one of the majority in the anthracite coal case, reverting to what I supposed was the fixed opinion of the court. In other words he has made the steel company an exceptional case and one not furnishing any basis for authority for future action. His attitude is a little bit like that which Dooley attributed to Brown in the insular cases, whose change from one side to the other created singular variations...Dooley [Mckenna] said that the judgement of the court in the insular cases was this: 'Four of the Judges say the Constitution do follow the flag, and four of the justices say it do not follow the flag...but I am the lad to tell you when it do and when it don't.' I shall write you more fully about this matter after I have seen the coal case opinion. Of course, the question of the position of the court will be affected by the views of Brandeis and McReynolds...' Lightly toned, creased, else fine. Joseph Mckenna (1843-1926) American politician and Supreme Court Justice who served in all three branches of government. The name 'Dooley' refers to a comic Irish bartender created by author Peter Finley Dunne, and Taft likely uses the name for Mckenna because of his Irish catholic background. Mckenna's opinion referenced was for 'U.S. vs. United States Steel Corporation', an anti-trust case, and in it he expressed a moderate approach stating that such decisions would be decided on case-by-case basis. This clearly did not sit well with Taft, an advocate of the Sherman Anti-Trust act, who believed monopolies in any form are detrimental to the country. Taft would be appointed as Chief Justice to the court one year later by Harding, and according to one biographer he 'was as aggressive in the pursuit of his agenda in the judicial realm as Theodore Roosevelt was in the presidential.' Joseph Mckenna would serve on the Taft court for another 5 years before he retired in 1926 due to his failing health.

Lot: 1791 - WILLIAM H. TAFT

WILLIAM H. TAFT (1857 - 1930) Twenty-seventh President of the United States and Supreme Court Chief Justice. Partly-printed D.S. as President, 1p. 20 x 16 in., Washington D.C., December 18, 1911, an official appointment for Joseph E. Blackwood to be a public notary for the District of Columbia. Slightly toned, else fine.

Lot: 1792 - WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT

WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT (1857 - 1930) Twenty-seventh President of the United States and Supreme Court Chief Justice. Printed D.S. as President, 1p. 20 x 15 in. (sight), Washington D.C., September 11, 1911, an official appointment for Ben W. Field as a first lieutenant of infantry in the U.S. Army, signed at the conclusion. Fine condition. Framed in a nice display featuring an engraved nameplate.

Lot: 1793 - WILLIAM J. CLINTON

WILLIAM J. CLINTON (b. 1946) Forty-second President of the United States, the first elected president to be impeached. Satirical T.L.S. on facsimile White House letterhead, 1p. 8vo., dated January 26, 1998, it reads in full: 'I'm going to say this again: I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky. I never told anybody to lie, not a single time, never. These allegations are false. And I need to go back to work for the American people.' Signed at the conclusion in black ink. This text and fake letterhead were likely printed over a blank sheet that Clinton had signed prior, but is nevertheless a comical piece. Fine condition.

Lot: 1794 - WILLIAM J. CLINTON

WILLIAM J. CLINTON (b. 1946) Forty-second President of the United States, the first elected president to be impeached. Signed Time Magazine cover from November 16, 1992, the day after Clinton was elected, with the headline 'Mandate for Change.' Signed vertically at the bottom right in blue ink. Matted and framed in nice display with any engraved nameplate.

Lot: 1795 - WILLIAM J. AND HILLARY CLINTON (5)

Lot of five letters bearing facsimile signatures of President Bill Clinton (b.1946) and First Lady and Senator Hillary Clinton (1947). Each varying pages, 4to., various dates and places, all being responses to Jordan Lane who wrote regarding different policy issues. Included with an official White House thank you card with another facsimile Bill Clinton signature. All in fine condition.

Lot: 1796 - WILLIAM MCKINLEY

WILLIAM MCKINLEY (1843 - 1901) Twenty-fifth President of the United States, acquired Cuba, Puerto Rico, Guam and Hawaii, assassinated. A.L.S. while running for President, 1p. 8vo., Ohio, September 5, 1896, to a supporter. In part: '...The information you send as to the overwhelming predominance of Republican sentiment on Nantucket Island is most gratefully received. Your reoffered service is much appreciated, and I will give your suggestion my best consideration...' Adhesive residue on the verso, else fine condition. Accompanied by an engraving of McKinley.

Lot: 1797 - WILLIAM MCKINLEY

WILLIAM MCKINLEY (1843 - 1901) Twenty-fifth President of the United States, acquired Cuba, Puerto Rico, Guam and Hawaii, assassinated. Endorsement 'McKinley Pros[ecuting] Atty' penned on the verso of a 1p. 8vo. partly-printed summons, [Ohio, 1870], seeking the arrest of a man for 'Keeping Rooms of Public Resort for the sale of Intoxicating Liquors'. Fine.

Lot: 1798 - WOODROW WILSON

WOODROW WILSON (1856 - 1924) Twenty-eighth President of the United States who passed sweeping reform laws, gave women the right to vote, and led the United States through World War I. He laid the groundwork for the League of Nations. Printed D.S. as President, 1p. 18 x 13 in., Washington D.C., March 5, 1915, an official appointment of Francis Larkin as postmaster of Ossining New York, co-signed by Postmaster General ALBERT S. BURLESON (1863-1937). Light edge wear, a few minor tears repaired with tape on the verso, trimmed at the bottom margin.

Lot: 1799 - 'LIFE OF ZACHARY TAYLOR'

'LIFE OF ZACHARY TAYLOR' A scarce original publication by C. Frank Powell titled in part 'Life of Major General Zachary Taylor with an account of his Brilliant Achievements of the Rio Grande and elsewhere...', (New York: D. Appleton and Co), 96pp. 8vo., 1846, detailing the life and achievements of Taylor as well as men who served under him. Moderately toned with a few scattered stains.

Lot: 1800 - (DEATH OF WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON) 'THE LOG CABIN'

(DEATH OF WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON) 'THE LOG CABIN' A vintage issue of 'The Log Cabin', a Whig Party periodical published by famed American newspaper editor Horace Greely, containing the lengthy text of a sermon given by Lewis Cass after learning of the death of President William Henry Harrison, 15.5 x 20. 5 in., New York, June 19, 1841. Cass and Harrison knew each other from their service in the War of 1812 and in the administration of President Andrew Jackson. Harrison died on April 4, 1841 after contracting pneumonia and serving only 31 days as President. Toned with scattered stains, light foxing, a few small tears.

Lot: 1801 - PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION GROUPING

PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION GROUPING A lot of material related to a variety of Presidential Inauguration ceremonies, various pages and sizes, published by the Presidential Inaugural Committee, 1952-1981, including two official programs of the first inauguration of Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1952 with envelope, three invitations to the inaugural ceremonies of Lyndon B. Johnson in 1965 with envelopes, and an official program for the first inauguration of President Ronald Reagan in 1981. Conditions vary but mostly fine.

Lot: 1802 - WHITE HOUSE COMMEMORATIVE CEDAR HUMIDOR

WHITE HOUSE COMMEMORATIVE CEDAR HUMIDOR An attractive commemorative White House Humidor, limited edition humidor with White House emblem on the top and an embedded medal with the Great Seal of the United States of America in weathered gold on the front dated 2008. The exterior is handcrafted with in elm wood and complemented by a top that is inlaid with elm burl. It features a high-gloss piano finish, the result of 16 coats of lacquer. Fitted with a solid wood platform, brass hidden quadrant piano hinges, Spanish cedar interior, cedar tray and dividers, brass hygrometer, metal with resin humidifier and wood covered brass handles. One of a set of 1,000 numbered pieces. Holds up to 120 cigars, depending on the size of the cigars. The size of the humidor is 16 1/2 inches wide x 7 7/8 inches height and 11 5/8 inches from front to back. One shallow scratch to the lid and light oxidation to the brass fittings. Two stains to the shelf could sand-out, a little mold from storage would be cleaned up with teh application of denatured alcohol (as any new humidor should be pre-treated). A very nice, impressive piece.

Lot: 1803 - HENRY CLAY

HENRY CLAY (1777-1852) American politician, the 'Great Pacificator' who supported the Missouri Compromise and the Compromise of 1850 which sought to avoid a civil war on the issue of states' rights and slavery. 'I CONSIDER MY PUBLIC CAREER AS FOREVER TERMINATED...' Superb political content A.L.S' H. Clay', 3pp. 4to., Ashland, Aug. 24, 1848, marked 'Confidential' and and addressed to Nicholas

Lot: 1804 - ALEXANDER HAMILTON

(1755 - 1804) American politician who, with Madison and Jay, supported the Constitution through contributions to The Federalist, first Secretary of the Treasury who built the national fiscal system, mortally wounded in a duel with Aaron Burr. Signature 'Alexander Hamilton' as Secretary of the Treasury removed from a larger partly-printed document dated Feb. 13, 1792. Light soiling, one fold only marginally affecting Hamilton's signature, otherwise very good.

Lot: 1805 - WILLIAM H. REHNQUIST

(1924 - 2005) American lawyer and jurist who served on the Supreme Court of the United States for 33 years, as an associate justice from 1972 to 1986 and as Chief Justice from 1986 until his death in 2005. Historic content D.S. 12pp. 4to., a copy of the Supreme Court's decision in the monumental case of 'George W. Bush, et al, Petitioner, vs. Albert Gore…' This case held that the Florida Supreme Court's interpretation of Florida election laws impermissibly distorted them beyond what a fair reading required, and essentially threw the election to George Bush. Signed at the bottom of the first page. Fine.

Lot: 1806 - ADLAI STEVENSON

(1900-1965) American lawyer, diplomat, and member of the initial U.S. delegations to the United Nations. Lot of two signed items, includes: S.P., 8 x 10 in. b/w, a bust portrait signed in blue ink; and a hastily-typed invitation, 1p. 4to., July 12, 1960 sent by Herbert Lehman and Stanley Lowell inviting the recipient to a reception at 'Senator Benton's suite, Room 382, Ambassador Hotel [Los Angeles]'. At the event, Stevenson added in pencil at the bottom: 'Glad you came!' and places his signature thereto. Paperclip stain at top, else very good. This was signed during the Democratic Convention in Los Angeles, July 11-15, 1960 where he unsuccessfully sought to receive his party's nomination for president.

Lot: 1807 - ADLAI STEVENSON

ADLAI STEVENSON (1900-1965) American lawyer, diplomat, and member of the initial U.S. delegations to the United Nations, Democratic Presidential Candidate in the 1952 and 1956 elections but lost to Dwight Eisenhower. S.P., 8 x 10 in., b/w, chest up seated pose, signed on the front in black ink. Small tear to the top has been repaired on the verso with tape.

Lot: 1808 - ALBERT CUMMINS

ALBERT CUMMINS (1850-1926) American lawyer and politician, served as Governor of Iowa. Pristine S.P., 7.5 x 11 in. (sight), b/w, chest up seated pose, signed at the bottom. Matted and framed. Very fine. From a collection of photographs that once hung in the restaurant 'The Occidental' in Washington D.C. located across from the White House, whose walls were graced with portraits of famous figures in American history.

Lot: 1809 - ALBERT GALLATIN

(1761 - 1849) United States Secretary of the Treasury under President Thomas Jefferson, and a peace negotiator after the War of 1812. Franked signature on a folded address leaf, 8.5 x 4 in., 'Treasury Department', March 25, 1807, addressed to Collector of Detroit Stanley Griswold (1763-1815). An inscription to the left margin reads in full: 'On my compensation as commissioner to settle land titles in Michigan with the Act for d[itt]o' Moderate edge wear

Lot: 1810 - BUSHROD WASHINGTON

(1762-1829) Associate Justice of the Supreme Court and nephew of George Washington, he served in the Continental Army and after his legal career retired at Mount Vernon. A.L.S. 'Bush Washington' as a justice, 1p. oblong 8vo., 'In Court', [n.y.], to an unknown individual. In full: '...I yesterday recd your letter and immediately complied with the request contained in it by speaking to Mr. Jones and [?] to Mr. [Henry?] Clay in your favor. The former assured me at once that he would speak to the latter and do what he could to promote your views...' Small chip to the left margin affecting two words, else fine

Lot: 1811 - CALEB CUSHING

(1800 - 1879) American politician and diplomat, member of U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Envoy to China, negotiated Treaty of Wanghia which opened five Chinese ports to American trade and established the principle of extraterritoriality. A.L.S. 'Cushing' as attorney general, 1p. 4to., 'Attorney General's Office', June 24, 1854, to Janus van Dryhe[?], a U.S. district attorney, regarding a presidential pardon. In part: '...I am directed by the President to request you to submit the enclosed papers to the judge of the Eastern district of Pennsylvania, and to report his opinion...as to the proposed pardon of William Fisher...' Very fine condition. William Fisher would be pardoned by President Franklin Pierce later that year on November 6 for the crime of forging U.S. currency in the similitude of gold dollars.

Lot: 1812 - CHARLES COLSON

CHARLES COLSON (1931-2012) American attorney and Special Counsel to President Richard Nixon, key figure in the infamous Watergate Scandal, used his power to attempt to defame Pentagon Paper's defendant Daniel Ellsberg. He was the first member of the Nixon administration to be incarcerated for charged related to the scandal. Good association T.L.S. on White House letterhead as Special Counsel speaking on the President's behalf, 1p. 4to., Washington D.C., May 7, 1971, to then Justice Department official Leon Jaworski (1905-1982), Special Prosecutor of the Watergate trial, regarding an announcement naming October 28th a special day of supplication and prayer due to 'the entrance of our nation into the vast and awful war which now afflicts the greater part of the world.' Boldly signed at the conclusion. Fine condition.

Lot: 1813 - CHARLES EVAN HUGHES

CHARLES EVAN HUGHES (1862 - 1948) Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Secretary of State, defeated by Wilson in a try for the presidency in 1916. Pristine S.P., 7.5 x 11 in. (sight), b/w, chest up seated portrait, signed in the bottom right. Matted and framed. From a collection of photographs that once hung in the restaurant 'The Occidental' in Washington D.C. located across from the White House, whose walls were graced with portraits of famous figures in American history. Very fine

Lot: 1814 - CHARLES G. DAWES

CHARLES G. DAWES (1865 - 1951) American banker, general, diplomat, and Republican politician who was the 30th vice president of the United States from 1925 to 1929. For his work on the Dawes Plan for World War I reparations, he was a co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. S.P., 6 x 8 in. b/w, a chest, up pose nicely signed at bottom. Very good, mounted to foam board.

Lot: 1815 - COLIN POWELL

COLIN POWELL (1937 - 2021) American general and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, instrumental in the defeat of the Iraqi armies in the U.N. police action against Iraq. Signed TIME magazine cover, 1p. 4to., dated January 28, 1991, titled 'War in the Gulf' and featuring an image of Bagdad. Signed at the bottom.

Lot: 1816 - DANIEL WEBSTER

DANIEL WEBSTER (1782 - 1852) American lawyer and statesman who verbally jousted with Calhoun in the Senate and later supported Clay's compromise measures on slavery. Interesting manuscript L.S. as Secretary of State, 3pp. 4to., Washington, Dec. 11, 1841, to Boston merchant Thomas H. Perkins (1764-1854) informing him that '...it is expected the frigate United States in which John S. Pendleton...W. Pollard's successor, will embark for Chile, will sail from Norfolk in about a week from this date. In his last dispatch to the department...Mr. Pollard states the new Minister of Foreign Affairs had declined asking the sanction of the Chilean Congress to the arrangement respecting the money seized in 1819, until they had learnt the result of an inquiry which they had made through their minister as Lima as to the reported existence of proof that the money was Spanish property...' Very good. John S. Pendleton (1802-1868) was U.S. diplomat and lawyer from Virginia. Thomas Perkins was heavily involved in the worldwide trade of goods and slaves, and he likely had trade interests in the area, explaining why Webster informed him of the change in policy with a new minister.

Lot: 1817 - DEWITT CLINTON

DEWITT CLINTON (1769 - 1828) American politician, Mayor of New York City and later Governor of New York, and ardent campaigner for the construction of the Erie Canal. Interesting A.L.S., 1p. with integral leaf, Albany, September 28, 1824, to Dr. John W. Francis (1789 - 1861) regarding his feelings about the recent establishment of a medical school. In part: '...I enclose you a notice of the establishment of a medical school in Upper Canada as a matter of curiosity. Are not these minor institutions calculated to do much injury to the medical art by dispensing a little learning, which is a dangerous thing...' Toned with scattered stains

Lot: 1818 - EDWARD EVERETT

EDWARD EVERETT (1794 - 1865) American politician and Secretary of State, most known as the orator who spoke prior to Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. Large, signed engraving, 17 x 22 in. (sight), b/w, standing pose of Everett, signed at the bottom with the inscription 'Peter Harvey Esq. with the kind regards of Edward Everett, Boston 1859.' Moderately toned, framed. Peter Harvey (1798-1877) was an American merchant and author, and a close friend and confidant of Daniel Webster.

Lot: 1819 - EDWARD LIVINGSTON

(1764 - 1836) American politician, served under Jackson at New Orleans and later became Secretary of State (1831-1833). Important manuscript L.S. as Secretary of State, 1p. 4to., Washington, Dec. 31, 1831 to John T. Sullivan, Director of the Bank of the United States. Livingston advises: '…The President by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, having appointed you a Director of the Bank of the United States, I have the honor to inform you that your commission is this day forwarded to the President of that Bank at Philadelphia…' The skies would soon cloud for Sullivan, who would be accused of being essentially a spy working on Jackson's behalf. In its 1834 session, the 'Panic Session' of Congress, the withdrawal of federal funds from the Bank of the United States was contentiously debated. The pro-bank faction in Congress alleged that Sullivan and three others had provided Jackson with minutes of bank board meetings and other sensitive information. Twice Jackson submitted their names to the Senate for approval and twice the candidates were rejected. So heated was the debate and ensuing charges that Jackson was censured for his handling of the entire Bank of the United States affair. Inevitably, Congress failed to extend the bank's charter and now the bank's original building is nothing more than an art gallery.

Lot: 1820 - EDWARD LIVINGSTON

(1764 - 1836) American politician, served under Jackson at New Orleans and later became Secretary of State (1831-33). A.L.S., 1p. 4to., New York, June 7, 1826, financial matters and sending a check for $264. Very good.

Lot: 1821 - EDWARD LIVINGSTON

(1764-1836) American Congressman and Senator, Secretary of State under Andrew Jackson. A.L.S. as Secretary of State, 1p. 4to., New York, August 2, 1831, to future Secretary of State Hamilton Fish (1808-1893). In part: '...I have received your note of yesterday with the restoration of the Societies whom you represent, and feel gratified that my attempt to comply with their request may been favorably noticed...' Fine. Fish was at this time was president of the Philolexian Society, a literary and debate group out of Columbia University, which could be one of those referenced in this letter.

Lot: 1822 - EDWARD W. BROOKE

EDWARD W. BROOKE (1919-2005) African American Senator from the state of Massachusetts, the first one to be popularly elected, in 1966, co-writer of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, prominent critic of President Richard Nixon. Great content T.L.S. as Senator on official letterhead, 2pp. 4to., Washington D.C., January 31, 1974, responding to a constituent regarding his support of President Nixon during the ongoing Watergate Scandal. In part: '...Your message is a simple one: It is my moral and political duty to 'support the President.' My failure to do so is 'traitorous' to the President and the Republican Party. May I invoke a little history...In 1968, though Mr. Nixon was not my Convention choice, I traveled the length and breadth of our country with and for him...At the President's personal request I also took the podium in Miami Beach to second his nomination...I have always campaigned as a Republican...This brings us up to date and to the heart of the matter: 'Watergate'...It is not just the stupid, unprofitable break in attempt by 'The Committee to Re-elect the President.' It is perjury. Obstruction of Justice. The solicitation and acceptance of hundreds of thousands of dollars in illegal campaign contributions. It is a pattern of arrogance, illegality and lies which ought to shock the conscience of every Republican...Had he [Nixon] embraced candor, truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth as his weapon, the storm would have probably long since abated...' Staple hole to the top left, else very fine condition.

Lot: 1823 - EDWIN D. MORGAN

EDWIN D. MORGAN (1811-1883) Union major general and Governor of New York during the Civil War. GRAFT AT THE OUTBREAK OF THE WAR? A very interesting partly printed D.S. as Governor, 1p. 18.25 x 16 in. (opened), Albany, December 12, 1861, granting Mary Seymour and her heirs 'piece or parcel of Abandoned Erie Canal land' in Oneida County. Official seal intact, a few small holes and scattered stains. Most importantly on the verso of the document, below its title and description are the words 'For H. Seymour.' Horatio Seymour (1810-1886) Governor of New York during the Civil War, Democratic Party nominee for president in the 1868 election, but lost to U.S. Grant. Seymour took office immediately following Morgan, so its possible this land grant could have been as a favor to his successor, or even evidence of possible corruption. The land granted was a valuable tract alongthe river and near railway yards.

Lot: 1824 - FIORELLO LA GUARDIA

FIORELLO LA GUARDIA (1882 - 1947) Mayor of New York who fought corruption and fostered many civil works projects. T.L.S. on his personal letterhead, 1p.8vo., New York, Nov. 23, 1933 to Richard Yates, Jr., former Governor of Illinois thanking him for his congratulations and his thoughtfulness. Very good. La Guardia had been elected the 99th Mayor of New York only a few weeks earlier.

Lot: 1825 - GABRIEL DUVALL

(1752 - 1844) Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1811-1835 during the Marshall and Taney court eras. Printed L.S. 'G. Duvall' as Comptroller of the Currency, 1p. 4to., Washington D.C., Dec. 22, 1804, a circular to collectors, naval officers, and surveyors outlining new rules put forth by Congress. Tears along folds repaired on the verso with tape, toned. Accompanied by an engraving of Duvall.

Lot: 1826 - GEORGE CLINTON

(1739 - 1812) Vice President of the United States (1805-12) and Continental Congressman who opposed ratification of the Constitution. Fine content A.L.S. as Vice President with integral holograph address leaf also franked, 1p. legal folio, Washington, Apr. 7, 1810, to Mathias B. Tallmadge in New York. In part: '…The Senate have this day concurred in a Resolution sent up by the House of Representatives to adjourn on the 23rd Instant…I shall quit the Chair some Days previous to that Time. I do consider this as the most unprofitable Session I have ever known. We have and shall do little of any Thing of National Importance…' Seal tear from wax seal affects three words, large chips and a short tear into blank area of cover, mounting residue on verso, else very good. Matthias Burnett Tallmadge (1774 – 1819) was a member of the New York State Assembly and the New York State Senate and a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New York and the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York.

Lot: 1827 - HANNIBAL HAMLIN

(1809 - 1891) Vice President of the United States under Abraham Lincoln and a prominent abolitionist. Good association A.L.S., 1p. 8vo., Bangor, Nov. 7, 1862, a letter of congratulations to U.S. Senator SOLOMON FOOT during Hamlin's tenure as Vice President. In part: 'Allow me to congratulate you...on your almost unanimous re-election...I desire to be in Washington...at the commencement of the Ses of Cong...I will glad to know certainly that you will be there, so I may delay a week or ten days in case I shall desire to do so...' Foot served as the Senate's President pro tempore from 1861 to 1864, thus Hamlin is attempting to ensure that Foot can preside over the Senate in case he decides to furlough his trip to the Capitol. Hamlin was frequent absent from the chamber during the Civil War years, leaving Foot to preside over the Senate for much of the conflict. An individual, perhaps Foot's aide or the Senator himself, dockets 'H. Hamlin' on the verso. Some folds, else fine.

Lot: 1828 - HAROLD BURTON

(1888- 1964) Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. A.L.S. on Supreme Court letterhead, 2pp. 8vo., Washington, July 25, 1950, to Andor Klay thanking him for: '...a copy of the standard edition of your interesting pamphlet entitled ‘The Visitor Speaks'...' Two file holes at left margin and minor tape stains at left corners, otherwise fine. Klay was chief of the Hungary section and intelligence research for USSR and Eastern Europe in the State Department.

Lot: 1829 - HENRY L. DAWES AND THOMAS F. BAYARD

Great pair of signatures on a section of an album page, 6.5 x 3.5 in. One side is signed by THOMAS F. BAYARD (1828 - 1898), Secretary of State in Grover Cleveland's administration and first ambassador to Great Britain, adding his state 'Delaware'. The other side is signed by HENRY L. DAWES (1816 - 1903), United States Senator from Massachusetts and supporter of the 'Dawes Act', adding his state 'Mass'. Some tape remnants to one edge, else fine.

Lot: 1830 - HORACE H. LURTON

HORACE H. LURTON (1844-1914) Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, the oldest in history at the time of his appointment, a Confederate veteran from the Civil War. Died only four years into his term. Rare T.L.S. also initialed once as an Associate Justice on official letterhead, 1p. 4to., Washington D.C., February 14, 1912, addressed to Clarence J. Owens accepting an invitation to attend a banquet of the 'Southern Society.' Lurton writes a postscript at the conclusion that reads in full: 'Do not call upon me for any speaking. There are those who do that well. I am not one and beg you to protect me.' Accompanied by a letter of transmittal from Lurton's secretary. A few ink stains and file holes to the top left.

Lot: 1831 - ISSAC TOUCEY

(1792-1869) Governor of Connecticut, U.S. Senator, and U.S. Secretary of the Navy. He was blamed for the Navy's unpreparedness at the beginning of the Civil War. Lot of three letters, two A.L.S. and one partially printed, each 1p. 4to., various places, 1852-59, subject matters vary but include thanking a commander for a report, ordering a subordinate to be considered for an appointment, and a personal correspondence. All in fine condition.

Lot: 1832 - JAMES A. HAMILTON

JAMES A. HAMILTON (1788 - 1878) Third son of Alexander Hamilton, War of 1812 veteran, served as acting Secretary of State under President Andrew Jackson. A.L.S., 3pp. 4to., New York, January 24, 1833, to Maria S. Decatur regarding the settlement of an account owed by a mutual friend. Moderately worn with scattered stains, paper loss on the last page from a wax seal.

Lot: 1833 - JAMES SPEED

JAMES SPEED (1812-1887) Attorney General of the U.S. under Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson. A.L.S. as Attorney General, penned at the bottom of a letter sent to him by one A. G. Hodges, 2pp. 4to., Frankfort, Dec. 24, 1863, in which Hodges forwards the Kentucky 'Registration Report' which he notes should have also been in all state clerks' libraries 'before the Rebellion commenced.' He also mentions he has only been able to get two reports from the 'Feeble Minded Institute' which he sends by Adams Express. Speed forwards the letter to Edward Jarvis in Dorchester, Mass. from Louisville,, Dec. 30, 1863: '...The letter from Col. Hodges shows that this is all that I can now do for you. If I can do more command me...' Light show-through, else near fine.

Lot: 1834 - JAMES WILSON

JAMES WILSON (1835-1920) American politician who served as Secretary of Agriculture under three presidents: McKinley, Roosevelt, and Taft. Holds the record for the longest serving cabinet member. Pristine S.P., 7.5 x 11 in. (sight), b/w, chest up seated pose, signed at the bottom. Matted and framed. Small chip to the top of the frame, else very fine. From a collection of photographs that once hung in the restaurant 'The Occidental' in Washington D.C. located across from the White House, whose walls were graced with portraits of famous figures in American history.

Lot: 1835 - JOHN BARRETT

JOHN BARRETT (1866-1938) American diplomat, one of the directors of the Pan American Union which was cooperative diplomatic organization between multiple nations of North, South, and Central America. Pristine I.S.P., 7.5 x 11 in. (sight), b/w, seated pose, dedicated to Gus Buchholz with best wishes and dated Jan. 21, 1910. Matted and framed. Very fine. From a collection of photographs that once hung in the restaurant 'The Occidental' in Washington D.C. located across from the White House, whose walls were graced with portraits of famous figures in American history.

Lot: 1836 - JOHN BRECKINRIDGE

JOHN BRECKINRIDGE (1760-1806) American politician and Revolutionary War veteran, Attorney General under Thomas Jefferson but died of tuberculosis shortly after appointment. Grandfather of future Vice President and Confederate general John C. Breckinridge. A.L.S. 'J. Breckinridge', 1p. 4to., [n.p.], November 15, 1793, to Arthur Fonc[?] regarding legal matters. In part: '...The suit with Miller's heirs was argued last court but not determined. The court gave but one decision on land cases at the last turn...' Slightly toned with ink stains, paper loss on the blank leaf from a seal tear has been replaced with period paper.

Lot: 1837 - JOHN BRECKINRIDGE

(1760-1806) U.S. Senator who latter served as Attorney General under Thomas Jefferson. Bold signature cut from a document. Very good.

Lot: 1838 - JOHN C. CALHOUN

JOHN C. CALHOUN (1782-1850) Vice President of the United States and an ardent supporter of slavery and the Southern cause in Senate debates. Front panel of an envelope (only) franked 'J. C.Calhoun' as Secretary of War, addressed to the Governor of Rhode Island. Very good.

Lot: 1839 - JOHN D. EHRLICHMAN

JOHN D. EHRLICHMAN (1925-1999) Member of the White House Counsel under President Richard Nixon who had important influence on domestic policy. Key figure in the infamous Watergate Scandal, member of the covert investigation unit 'The Plumbers', he was convicted of conspiracy and obstruction of justice and served time in prison because of it. Printed D.S. while an assistant to the President, 1p. 4to., San Francisco, March 28, 1971, a bill receipt from the Clift Hotel in San Francisco, boldly signed at the conclusion. Fine condition. After serving 18 months in prison Ehrlichman authored multiple books about his experiences, often portraying Richard Nixon in a very negative light due to his reluctance to pardon him before the President resigned

Lot: 1840 - JOSEPH AND ROSE KENNEDY, SR.

Great pair of T.L.S.s signed by philanthropists matriarch and patriarch of the Kennedy family, JOSEPH KENNEDY, SR. and ROSE T. KENNEDY, each responding to an inquiry from a local New York charity worker A.R. Leininger about the 'Community Welfare Fund' from Bronxville, NY. The first document is a carbon copy of the original letter sent to the family, requesting a contribution and to discuss the importance of the fund . The first responding letter is signed by Rose Kennedy, 1p. 4to., [n.p.], Dec. 11, 1929, asking for Leininger to wait for Mr. Kennedy's return from a trip, adding: '...I would like to talk this matter over with him before making any commitments...' The second letter is a signed response from Joseph Kennedy, 1p. 4to., Dec. 28, 1939, who invites Laninger to meet with him. Very good condition overall. Sold with another letter sent to Leininger about the Community Welfare Fund.

Lot: 1841 - LAFAYETTE S. FOSTER

LAFAYETTE S. FOSTER (1806-1880) U.S. Senator and president pro tempore, acting Vice President after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. A.N.S. 'L.F.S. Foster' on Vice Presidential letterhead, 1p. 8vo., Washington D.C., January 25, 1866, to an unknown individual. In full: 'I cheerfully comply with your request and am very respectfully yours...' Accompanied by an engraving of Foster. Slightly toned, else fine.

Lot: 1842 - LEVI P. MORTON

(1824 - 1920) 22nd Vice President of the United States under Benjamin Harrison. Great association A.L.S. on House of Representatives letterhead, 1p. 4to., Washington, Feb. 3, 1881, to Gen. DANIEL G. BUTTERFIELD (1831-1901), certainly regarding the court-martial of General Fitz John Porter - accused by Maj. Gen. John Pope of 'disobedience and disloyalty' during the Second Battle of Bull Run and relieved from command. The letter reads in part: 'Dear General, I have yours of the 31st, and have carefully noted your appeal in behalf of our friend General Porter. As of present advised, I see no reason why I cannot meet your wishes in the matter, in case the new Bill comes before the House...' Slight chip at lower corner, else fine. Butterfield served under Maj. Gen. Porter's V Corps before the Battle of Bull Run, and was selected to command the V Corps himself after Porter's discharge. Porter's sentence would only be commuted in 1886.

Lot: 1843 - MARTHA MITCHELL

MARTHA MITCHELL (1918 - 1976) Wife of John N. Mitchell, United States Attorney General under President Richard Nixon. She became a controversial figure with her outspoken comments about the government at the time of the Watergate scandal. T.L.S. on her personal letterhead, 1p. 4to., [Washingt1on], Feb. 15, 1972, in part: 'Thank you so much for your letter regarding my attendance at the Buckingham Palace Garden Party...I have been deeply disturbed by the publicity this incident has received.' She mentions she had twice been briefed on protocol, and continues: '...The custom of curtsying to the Queen at garden parties ceased many years ago...' Toned spots at bottom, else very good. Four months later, Mitchell would be kidnapped and beaten by parties unknown - just five days after the Watergate break-in.

Lot: 1844 - OLIVER WOLCOTT, JR.

OLIVER WOLCOTT, JR. (1760 - 1833) American Revolution soldier and patriot, Secretary of the Treasury succeeding Hamilton. Partly printed D.S., 1p. 8vo., Hartford, September 28, 1782, an official payment order for ten pounds made out to Captain John Warner, most likely for war service. It is possible this individual was John Warner (1745-1819), a Continental army commander who led the Vermont Rangers, and brother of Seth Warner the commander of the 'Green Mountain Boys.' Stained, trimmed at the right margin.

Lot: 1845 - PETER B. PORTER

PETER B. PORTER (1773 – 1844) American lawyer, soldier and politician who served as United States Secretary of War from 1828 to 1829. A.L.S., 1p. 4to., Washington, July 14, 1828 and marked 'Private' at top, sent to John Sloane, Congressman from Ohio. Porter responds to Congressman Sloane who has requested certain documents regarding the Treaty of 1818 in order to establish some claim or find some fault. Toned with the usual folds and creases, two small areas of loss at the top edge and mounting remnants on the verso.

Lot: 1846 - REPORT ON THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS NAVY

REPORT ON THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS NAVY A great content official report of the 29th Congress by Senator Reverdy Johnson of Maryland, 4pp. 8vo., Washington D.C., February 5, 1847, reporting the status of the agreement between a U.S. citizen and the navy he built for the newly annexed Republic of Texas. In part: '...The Committee of Claims...report...that they have duly examined the statements present...and find that in the year 1838 the memorialists jointly contracted in the name of Frederick Dawson, with the authorized agents of the republic of Texas, to furnish said republic with a navy...These vessels were built, furnished, and equipped...then delivered by the memorialists at the port of Galveston...the contract which the committee have thus described was made and fulfilled at a very critical juncture in the history of Texas...in view of all these facts, and after careful and deliberate examination of the case, the committee have agreed to recommend the speedy settlement of the claim of the memorialists and for that purpose report the accompanying bill...' Slightly toned with the pages partly detached, else good. On November 13, 1838, officials in the Republic of Texas made a contract with Frederick Dawson of Baltimore to build six vessels for their navy. As stated, they were built and delivered yet the balance of the contract was never paid to due to Texas' already steep debts. This claim was filed after Texas was annexed by the United States as Dawson and his colleagues came looking for their money. Johnson's report states the Senate understands why Texas officials were unable to pay the debt, and since they have been cooperative in turning over all their assets, including the ships, to the government they will undertake to settle the debt. Very good.

Lot: 1847 - ROBERT F. KENNEDY

ROBERT F. KENNEDY (1925 - 1968) American politician who successfully managed his brother John's presidential campaign and was later appointed Attorney General. He was assassinated in 1968 while running for president. T.L.S. as Attorney General on office letterhead, 1p. 4to., Washington D.C., May 4, 1964, addressed to supporters thanking them for a message of encouragement. Accompanied by a postal envelope with the same letterhead. Three months after this Kennedy would resign his role as Attorney General and announce his candidacy for a New York Senate seat.

Lot: 1848 - ROBERT H. JACKSON

ROBERT H. JACKSON (1892-1954) Supreme Court Associate Justice who also took on the role of chief U.S. prosecutor at the Nuremberg war crimes trials. T.L.S. on Attorney General letterhead, 1p. 8vo., Washington, November 22, 1940, to Secretary of the Senate Edwin Halsey (1888-1945) thanking him for sending copies of the Congressional Record. Fine condition.

Lot: 1849 - ROBERT TODD LINCOLN

ROBERT TODD LINCOLN (1843 - 1926) American lawyer and son of Abraham Lincoln, served with Grant and was Secretary of War. Fine association L.S. on official letterhead as Secretary of War, 2pp. 4to., Washington, Jan. 2, 1884 to former Union Major Gen. JOHN A. LOGAN (1826-1886), who was also an old friend and supporter of Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln discusses Logan's desire concerning the transfer of a 'Chaplain Pierce' to a for on the East Coast or in San Francisco, clarifying the issue: '...Pierce is not a Post Chaplain. He is the Regimental Chaplain of the 9th Cavalry...at Fort Riley, Kansas...' Evenly toned, else very good.

Lot: 1850 - RUFUS W. PECKHAM

(1838-1909) Associate Justice of the Supreme Court from 1895-1909. A.L.S. 'R. W. Peckham' on his personal law firm letterhead, 3pp. 4to., Albany, October 14, 1875, addressed to 'Gentlemen.' In part: '...In your paper of a day or two ago in speaking of the exposure made by the Legislative Canal Investigating Committee...You are in error in attributing the credit thereof to me alone...the whole committee had the propriety and feasibility of such examination and discussion in arriving at the actual truth. Staple holes at the top left, else very fine.

Lot: 1851 - SCHUYLER COLFAX

(1832-1885) Speaker of the House during the Civil War and Grant's vice president whose career was ruined by his involvement in the 'Credit Mobilier' scandal. Good content A.L.S. as Vice President on official letterhead, 1p. 8vo., Washington, Feb. 4, 1871 to an unidentified general. Colfax helps a man evade the draft, in part: '...I saw Sec. [of the Navy George M.] Robeson last evening and I told him of your decision as to Zoll. I fear that he cannot obtain a substitute, & that the matter will thus be frustrated. But the Sec'y said he would make an exception...Please send me his full name, or Miss Prince's letter...' Very good.

Lot: 1852 - SPIRO AGNEW

SPIRO AGNEW (1918 - 1996) Vice President of the United States under Richard Nixon, forced to resign in disgrace following a kick-back scandal. Superb content T.L.S. twice as Vice President on official letterhead shortly before his resignation, 1p. 4to., Washington D.C., September 24, 1973, to Mr. Morely. In full: 'Thank you for your words of encouragement and support. The public response to the allegations made and to my press conference refuting those charges has been most gratifying. It is always satisfying to know of the support of friends. Your message has been a source of strength at a very trying time.' Signed at the conclusion in blue ink, then again below in black on October 1, 1975. Very fine. In early 1972 a U.S. attorney from Maryland, George Beall, opened a corruption investigation involving contractors and public officials in Baltimore County. Initially Agnew was not under suspicion as he had not been a county official since 1966, and any crimes potentially committed could not be prosecuted because of the statutes of limitations. However, investigators began to discover evidence and witnesses attesting to the fact that Agnew accepted kickbacks from a contracting company after his influence as governor gave it business. Subsequent revelations found that some payments continued through his time as Vice President, and thus could be prosecuted. After it was announced that Agnew was under investigation, he vehemently denied any wrongdoing on his part, but as time went on more evidence was found and he would eventually plead no contest to a felony charge of tax evasion. On October 10, 1973, Agnew submitted a letter to President Nixon announcing his resignation, and House Minority Leader Gerald Ford would eventually become his successor.

Lot: 1853 - THURGOOD MARSHALL

(1916 - 1993) Supreme Court Justice and civil rights litigator who argued Brown v. Board of Education in 1954. Black ink signature on a 3 x 5 in. index card, slabbed in a 'Beckett Authentication Services' protective plastic case. Very fine condition.

Lot: 1854 - THURGOOD MARSHALL

(1916 - 1993) Supreme Court Justice and civil rights litigator who argued Brown v. Board of Education in 1954. Black ink signature on a 3 x 5 in. index card, slabbed in a 'Beckett Authentication Services' protective plastic case. Very fine condition.

Lot: 1855 - TIMOTHY PICKERING

(1745 - 1829) Politician from Massachusetts who served in a variety of roles, most notably as the third United States Secretary of State under Presidents George Washington and John Adams. He also represented Massachusetts in both houses of Congress as a member of the Federalist Party. Partly printed partial D.S. as Secretary of State, 1p. 8vo., 'Department of State', April 16, 1796, ordering the Collector of Bridgetown New Jersey to 'permit any person interested and enquiring for the statement below, to see the same...' Trimmed at the bottom, slightly toned, mounted.

Lot: 1856 - WARREN BERGER

(1907-1995) Chief Justice of the Supreme Court from 1969-86 who oversaw landmark cases such as Roe v. Wade and United States v. Nixon. T.L.S. on Supreme Court letterhead, 1p. 4to., Washington D.C., Sept. 29, 1971, to Edward Scheider responding to an invitation. In part: '...in which you renew your invitation to Mrs. Burger and me to be guests at a state dinner of the Lotus Club...I regret we must again decline as the court will be hearing arguments during most of this period...' Signed at the conclusion in blue ink. Fine condition.

Lot: 1857 - WILLIAM M. EVARTS

WILLIAM M. EVARTS (1818 - 1901) American politician, Attorney General under Johnson and Secretary of State under Hayes. Carte de visite photographs signed in the bottom margin, back stamp by J. Temporel, Geneva. Fine.

Lot: 1858 - WILLIAM PINKNEY

(1764 - 1822) American statesman, a commissioner negotiating Jay's Treaty, Madison's Attorney General and Ambassador to Russia. Cryptic A.L.S. 'Wm. Pinkney' 1p. 4to., Washington, 'Thursday', [n.d.], as Attorney General to Madison to then-congressman JAMES MONROE. In part: '…You are very good to me and I cannot tell you how much your kindness affects me. Taking for granted that by accepting the friendly proposal which you make to me I shall not interfere with any of your views, or those of The President [James Madison] which you know my anxious wish to promote, I think I shall accept it. It certainly falls in with my declarations and suits my actual predicament…' Boldly written and in very good condition.

Lot: 1859 - WILLIAM PINKNEY

(1764 - 1822) American statesman, a commissioner negotiating Jay's Treaty, Madison's Attorney General and Ambassador to Russia. Fine association A.L.S., 2pp. 4to., St. Petersburg, June 14, 1817, to Secretary of State John Quincy Adams transmitting a copy of a French book concerning Russian weights and measures. Pinkney's signature originally had two lines drawn through it, and these are now largely erased and overall very good.

Lot: 1860 - AMERICAN POLITICIANS BOOKS (5)

AMERICAN POLITICIANS BOOKS (5) A great collection of books authored and signed by notable American politicians including: JOHN KERRY (b. 1943) 'Every Day is Extra', COLIN POWELL (b. 1937) 'My American Journey', JAMES A. BAKER III (b. 1930) 'Work Hard, Study...and Keep Out of Politics!', DAVID GERGEN (b. 1942) 'EYEWITNESS TO POWER', and DALE BUMPERS (1925-2016) 'The Best Lawyer in a One Lawyer Town.' All are hardcover copies with their original dust jackets. Very fine condition. Five signed books

Lot: 1861 - (UNION COUNTY, NEW JERSEY) DEEDS, MORTGAGES ETC. (100+)

(UNION COUNTY, NEW JERSEY) DEEDS, MORTGAGES ETC. (100+) Large lot of over 100 ca. 1870-1900 deeds, mortgages, assignments of mortgages, notices of auction, etc., all from Union County, New Jersey, all generally very good. Nice lot for the local historian.

Lot: 1862 - MAO ZEDONG

MAO ZEDONG MAO ZEDONG (1893 - 1976) Chinese statesman, commonly known as 'Chairman Mao, a communist revolutionary who became the founding father of the People's Republic of China, which he ruled as the Chairman of the Communist Party of China from its establishment in 1949 until his death in 1976. Mao helped to found the Chinese Workers' and Peasants' Red Army, and in 1949 Mao's forces defeated

Lot: 1863 - CHANG HSUEH-LIANG

CHANG HSUEH-LIANG (1901 - 2001) De facto ruler of much of northern China after the assassination of his father. He was an instigator of the 1936 Xi'an Incident, in which Chiang Kai-shek was arrested in order to force him to enter into a truce with the insurgent Communist Party to form a united front against Japan, which had occupied Manchuria. Chiang agreed, but when he had an opportunity, he seized Chang, who then spent over 50 years under house arrest, first in mainland China and then in Taiwan. Chang is regarded by the Communist Party of China as a patriotic hero for his role in the Xi'an Incident. Excessively rare war-date S.P., 3.5 x 5.5 b/w, a mounted newspaper portrait of Chang boldly signed, with a second signature in English, possibly in Chang's hand as well, above a caption. This piece was prepared by a Boy Scout group ca. 1942 and sent to Chang who obligingly signed the piece and returned it to the group.

Lot: 1864 - SOONG CHING-LING

SOONG CHING-LING (1893 – 1981) Chinese political figure. As the third wife of Sun Yat-sen, one of the leaders of the 1911 revolution that established the Republic of China, she was often referred to as Madame Sun Yat-sen. After Sun's death in 1925, she was elected to the KMT Central Executive Committee. She left China for Moscow after the expulsion of the Communists from the KMT in 1927, accusing the KMT of betraying her husband's legacy. Her younger sister, May-ling, married Chiang Kai-shek shortly afterward, making Chiang Soong's brother-in-law. Especially rare vintage S.P., 3.5 x 5.5 b/w, a paper stock bust image of Soong affixed to a card, boldly signed by her in Chinese and English, captioned in another hand at bottom. Very good.

Lot: 1865 - WU PEIFU

WU PEIFU (1874 - 1939) Major figure in the struggles between the warlords who dominated Republican China from 1916 to 1927, largely during the Zhili–Fengtian Wars. Later, Wu Peifu's armies were overrun by the Kuomintang forces of Chiang Kai-shek. Very rare S.P., 3.5 x 5.5 in., a circular portrait of the general boldly inscribed and signed in Chinese (not translated), also bearing Peifu's chop.Very good.

Lot: 1866 - CHEN GUOFU

CHEN GUOFU (1892 - 1951) Chinese politician, participated in both the revolution against the Qing dynasty and the "second revolution" against Yuan Shikai. He was chairman of the government of Jiangsu from 1933 to 1937. During the Second Sino-Japanese War, Chen suggested opening the dikes of the Yellow River to halt the Japanese advance, resulting in the 1938 Yellow River flood - called the 'largest act of environmental warfare in history'. Rare signature apparently cut from a letter or document.

Lot: 1867 - QUO TAI-CHI

QUO TAI-CHI (1888 - 1952) Chinese diplomat for the Republic of China and an active member of the Kuomintang from the early years of the Republic of China until shortly after the fall of mainland China to Mao Zedong. From 1932 to 1940, Quo served as the first Chinese representative to Britain, and on December 8, 1941, he confirmed that the Republic of China was officially at war with not only the Empire of Japan, but also Nazi Germany and the Kingdom of Italy. S.P., 3 x 5 in. b/w, a mounted newspaper photograph of Quo signed by him at bottom in Chinese and English. Very good.

Lot: 1868 - HSIA CHIN

HSIA CHIN Chief Justice of Nationalist China. A.Q.S. in Chinese on a card inscribed to a Boy Scout Troop,1943: 'Wisdom Righteousness Courage Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Republic of China Hsia Chin' SOLD WITH: an A.L.S of legal scholar and attorney M.J. HELMICK, an expert at the time on Chinese law and its practice, who procured the signature for the scouts.Two pieces.

Lot: 1869 - CHING-LIN HSIA

CHING-LIN HSIA (b. 1896) Chinese diplomat, served as the first secretary at the Chinese Legation, London. In 1932 he was elected technical delegate to the World Disarmament Conference, Geneva. The same year he served as an expert to the assemblies in connection with the Sino-Japanese Dispute, and in 1933 he was appointed first secretary of the Chinese Legation, Washington. Signature on card adding 'Chinese Ministry of Information', 1943, with transmittal envelope. Unevenly toned beneath the signature, else very good.

Lot: 1870 - H. H. KUNG

H. H. KUNG (1881 – 1967) Kung Hsiang-hsi, Chinese banker and politician, brother in law of of President Sun Yat-sen and Chiang Kai-shek. He was highly influential in determining the economic policies of the Kuomintang-led Nationalist government of the Republic of China in the 1930s and 1940s. T.L.S. on Bank of China letterhead, 1p. 4to., New York, Sep. 13, 1954 to a newspaper editor who had asked for a '...rock or stone from someplace associated with the life of Confucius...' Kung replies that he cannot assist the man, as '...the China mainland [is] occupied by the Communists...I hope that in the near future the mainland will be free...' Folds, else very good.

Lot: 1871 - WELLINGTON KOO

WELLINGTON KOO (1888–1985) Chinese diplomat and Acting President of the Republic of China, one of China's representatives at the Paris Peace Conference of 1919 and later served as ambassador to France, Great Britain, and the United States. S.P., 3 x 5 in. b/w, a mounted newspaper image of Koo, signed by him beneath. Spanish collector's note at bottom, some light toning.

Lot: 1872 - MAYLING SOONG CHIANG

MAYLING SOONG CHIANG (1898 - 2003) First Lady of the Republic of China (1948-75), known as Madame Chiang Kai-Shek; married to President Chiang Kai-shek (1887-1975). Bold signature on a 6 x 3 in. card, accompanied by a transmittal letter from 'The Office of the President,Republic of China', Feb. 14. 1968, sending the autograph. Fine.

Lot: 1873 - VICTOR HOO

VICTOR HOO (1894 - 1972) Chinese diplomat, served on the Chinese Delegation at the League of Nations, later headed the Chinese Delegation at the United Nations. Fine A.Q.S. penned beneath his printed portrait mounted to a postcard: 'Within the four seas, all are brothers (Confucius)' Nicely signed above the quote. Very good.

Lot: 1874 - 'CHINESE MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION' RIBBONS

Lot of three dedication ribbons from the 'On Leong Chinese Merchants Association Building', 5 x 2 in., dated May 2, 1928, constructed of red cloth with gilt lettering, bearing a framed paper label at top with hand-inked Chinese characters and bearing 1 in. gilt fringe at bottom. Hanging from the bottom of the label is a button showing the building, with the verso of the button bearing a maker's mark from Chicago. Fine condition. Sold with a 'Fourth Year of China's Resistance against Aggression' button, published by the American Bureau for Medical Aid to China.

Lot: 1875 - HIROHITO

HIROHITO (1901 - 1989) Emperor of Japan revered as a god by his people, leader of Japan through World War II who ultimately made the decision to capitulate. Scarce and desirable D.S. in Japanese, 2pp. 9.75 x 13.5 in., November 10, 1967, an official diplomatic letter of state to the President of Bolivia, an endorsement of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan Ken Usui. In part: 'Mr. Ken Usui's important mission has come to an end...in accordance with the provisions of the Constitutions of Japan...Usui devoted all his efforts to the...friendly relations which so happily exist between our two countries...'. The document is signed on the second page with Hirohito's black ink signature and large red chop mark and is similarly countersigned by two other government officials. In fine condition, with a few faint creases, a touch of wear to edges, and slight offsetting of red ink to opposite page. Sold with a French translation.

Lot: 1876 - WINSTON CHURCHILL

WINSTON CHURCHILL (1874 - 1965) British Prime Minister who led England through the Blitz and orchestrated the British liberation of occupied Europe and Germany. Churchill is today considered perhaps the greatest statesman of this century. Early L.S. 'Winston S. Churchill' as First Lord of the Admiralty, the political head of the English royal navy, 1p. 5 x 8 in., Admiralty House, August 25, 1914. Penned on Admiralty, Whitehall letterhead, Churchill writes to 'Sir Frederick'. In full: 'Thank you so much for your letter & for your kind & welcome present of grouse.' A few subtle wrinkles to blank portions, otherwise fine condition.After Russia failed to act on an ultimatum, Germany declared war on August 1, 1914, signaling the official beginning of World War I; previously neutral England entered the war three days later, on August 4 - just a few weeks before this letter was written.

Lot: 1877 - ANASTAZIO SOMOZA GARCIA

ANASTAZIO SOMOZA GARCIA (1896 - 1956) U.S. backed dictator of Nicaragua who ruled from 1937 until his assassination. I.S.P., 8 x 8.5 in., b/w, chest up seated pose, signed with an untranslated dedication in Spanish and dated 1955. Fine condition.

Lot: 1878 - ANGE HYACINTHE MAXENCE, BARON DE DAMAS

ANGE HYACINTHE MAXENCE, BARON DE DAMAS (1785 – 1862) French general and statesman who participated in the Napoleonic Wars on the Russian side before returning to France after Napoleon's exile. Upon his return to France, he continued his military career and entered into politics, eventually becoming the Minister of War and the Minister of Foreign Affairs under the Capetian kings. Pair of signed items, includes and A.L.S. 1p.8vo., Paris, Mar. 7, 1822 to an unnamed general asking that his young children be afforded protection while en route to Marseille. Damp stained. Sold with a manuscript L.S. as Minister of War, 1p. large 4to., May 5, 1824, discusses the purchase of grain for the use of the military. Very good. Two pieces.

Lot: 1879 - ANNE

(1665 - 1714) Queen of England and Ireland heavily influenced by the Duke and Duchess of Marlborough, involved in the War of Spanish Succession, and oversaw the Act of Union with Scotland. Manuscript D.S. 'Anne R' as Queen, 1p. folio vellum, Hampton Court, Nov. 2, 1710, the appointment of George Smith to serve as Procurator General in the Admiralty. Signed at the head of the document, also signed by WILLIAM LEGGE, 1ST EARL OF DARTMOUTH as Lord Privy Seal. The document is actually two pieces of parchment joined just beneath Anne's signature, and a large section at lower-left has been excised, else very good.

Lot: 1880 - BRITISH PRIME MINISTERS (4)

BRITISH PRIME MINISTERS (4) Fine lot of four books bearing the signatures of modern British prime ministers. Included is MARGARET THATCHER "Statecraft' (New York: Harper Collins), 2003, paper boards, boldly signed on the title page, fine but for an idiotic 'authenticator' sticker at the bottom of the page; EDWARD HEATH 'Music' (London: Sidgwick & Johnson), 1976, in maroon cloth; TONY BLAIR 'A Journey My Political Life' (New York: Vintage Books), 2011, with signed bookplate affixed to verso of front cover; and GORDON BROWN 'Beyond the Crash' (London: Simon & Schuster), 2010, signed on the title page. All are in fine condition.

Lot: 1881 - BRITISH ROYAL PORTRAIT ALBUM

An excellent hardcover album containing 48 unsigned photograph postcards, most taken by famous portrait photographer Marcus Adams, featuring members of the British Royal Family. Each are 3.5 x 5.25 in., b/w, taken between 1893-1934, depicting members such as Queen Victoria, Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, George V and Queen Mary, George VI, and a variety of princes, princesses, and their spouses. Cover of the album is slightly worn but the photographs are very fine.

Lot: 1882 - CHAIM A. WEIZMANN

CHAIM A. WEIZMANN (1874 - 1952) Zionist leader instrumental in securing the Balfour Declaration and American recognition of the state of Israel, later he became the first President of Israel. His black ink signature beneath a mounted portrait, overall size 6 x 8.25 in. Signature is very strained and shaky, probably signed in the last year of his life as his health failed but still serving as the first President of Israel. The verso of the photograph bears a government stamp reading 'Government Information Services' beneath a label in Hebrew. Sold with an envelope bearing the printed heading 'State of Israel' in Hebrew, backstamped with an Israel stamp, near certainly original to the photograph though strangely hand-dated '1989'. Very good condition.

Lot: 1883 - CHARLES DE GAULLE ELECTION POSTER

CHARLES DE GAULLE (1890-1970) French statesman who led Free France against Nazi Germany and chaired the provisional French government from 1944-46. An original election poster, 20 in. x 30.5 in., Paris, 1965, bearing a long message from De Gaulle, in part: ‘Twenty-five years ago when France was rolling over the edge I thought I had to take charge to lead her until she was liberated, victorious, and in control of herself. Seven years ago I thought I had to come back to its head to save it from civil war, prevent it from monetary and financial bankruptcy, and build it with institutions that meet the demands of the modern age…. Today I believe I must be ready to continue my task….Thus in front of all peoples, the historic ballot of December 1965 will mark success or renunciation of France vis-à-vis itself…I hope, I believe, I know that she will triumph because of you. Long live the republic, Long live France!' The message concludes with a facsimile signature of De Gaulle, and a large portrait provides the background. . Very fine condition.

Lot: 1884 - CHARLES FERDINAND DUKE OF BERRY

(1778-1820) French nobleman, son of King Charles X, assassinated at the Paris Opera in 1820 by an anti-royal Bonapartist. A.L.S., 1p. 4to., [n.p., n.d.], to the Baron of Augea, in French, untranslated. Original seal still intact. Fine condition.

Lot: 1885 - CHARLES GRAVIER, COUNT OF VERGENNES

CHARLES GRAVIER, COUNT OF VERGENNES (1719 - 1787) French foreign minister who supplied secret aid to Washington's army and supported open alliance with the American colonists in 1778. Manuscript D.S., 1p. 9.75 x 12.5 in. vellum, Versailles, July 18, 1784, an order making a payment to one Paul Rene Mitoire, a government financial functionary. One 3/4 inch interior tear and a horizontal fold, else very good.

Lot: 1886 - CHARLES MAURICE DE TALLYRAND

(1754 - 1838) French statesman who proposed the confiscation and sale of church lands, Napoleon's Minister of Foreign Affairs and after Napoleon's fall was instrumental in the restoration of the Bourbons. Autograph letter initialed 'T', in French, 1p. 8vo., [n.p.], November 10, 1825, untranslated. Lightly toned else very fine.

Lot: 1887 - CHARLES VI

CHARLES VI (1685-1740) Charles III King of Spain during the War of Spanish Succession, later Holy Roman Emperor and ruler of Austria from 1711 until his death which sparked the War of Austrian Succession. Manuscript L.S. as Holy Roman Emperor 'Yo el Rey' in Spanish, 1p. with integral leaf legal folio, Vienna, February 16, 1715, untranslated but addressed to Principe Conde de Duan, Captain General del Reyno de Naples. Official Holy Roman seal still present. Slight toning and foxing, minor ink stains. Accompanied by a period engraving of Charles.

Lot: 1888 - CHARLES X

(1757 - 1836) King of France who regained the throne upon the Restoration (1824), his draconian rule brought about the July 27 Revolution which led to his abdication. Manuscript L.S. in French while in exile during the Revolutionary period, 1p. with integral leaf 8vo., London, October 13, 1803, to 'Monsieur de Bertrand' referring to an earlier exchange of letters and thanking him for his support. Lightly toned, else fine condition. Accompanied by a color portrait of Charles.

Lot: 1889 - CONSTANTIN FEHRENBACH

CONSTANTIN FEHRENBACH (1852 - 1926) German Catholic politician who was one of the major leaders of the Centre Party or Zentrum. He served as President of the Reichstag in 1918, and then as President of the Weimar National Assembly from 1919 to 1920. In June 1920, Fehrenbach became Chancellor of Germany. He resigned in May 1921 over the issue of war reparation payments to the Allies. Fehrenbach headed the Centre Party's Reichstag fraction from 1923 until his death in 1926. Fine content printed D.S., 1p. legal folio, Freiburg, 1924, a diatribe against the 'oppressions [and] harassments' of Germany, his efforts to '...consolidate the connection with the spiritual life in the homeland, to morally change the people struggling for their existence through our participation...', and his desire to 'enlighten everyone who is not aware of the enormous danger to Germanism, all undertaken by 'Deutsches Volkstum in Not'. Text is a bit light, signature very bold. 'Volkstum' was coined by German nationalists in the context of Germany's 'Freedom Wars', in marked and conscious opposition to the ideals of the French Revolution such as universal human rights. This sense of the word is now criticized in academia, though it is still in use in the protection of ethnic minorities and is a legal standard in Austria.

Lot: 1890 - CROWN PRINCE WILHELM OF GERMANY

CROWN PRINCE WILHELM OF GERMANY (1882 - 1951) Eldest child and heir of the last German emperor, Wilhelm II, and the last Crown Prince of the German Empire and the Kingdom of Prussia. S.P., 10 x 13.5 in. overall, a seated pose signed with a large indelible pencil signature on the mount, adding the date '1929'. Fine.

Lot: 1891 - EDWARD VIII

(1894-1972) King of England whose abdication of the throne in order to marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson rocked Great Britain and led to his spending the balance of his life in self-imposed exile. Scarce A.D.S. as Prince, 1p. 8vo., a pencil signature and inscription: 'For the disabled soldiers of Biarritz from Edward P' on Hotel du Palais, Biarritz letterhead. The signature is upside down in relation to the inscription as it was folded at the time of signing. In very good condition, with scattered overall creasing.

Lot: 1892 - EDWARD VIII AND WALLIS, DUCHESS OF WINDSOR

EDWARD VIII AND WALLIS, DUCHESS OF WINDSOR (1894 - 1972) King of England whose abdication of the throne in order to marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson rocked Great Britain and led to his spending the balance of his life in self-imposed exile. Suspected by many in British government and society of being Nazi sympathizers, after their visiting Germany and meeting with Adolf Hitler in 1937. Fine pair of signatures 'Edward Duke of Windsor' and 'Wallis Duchess of Windsor' on a 5.5 x 3.5 in. sheet of stationery bearing the Windsor coat of arms. Moderately stained.

Lot: 1893 - ELISA BONAPARTE

(1877 - 1820) Younger sister of Napoleon I, Emperor of France, Princess of Lucca and Piombino, Grand Duchess of Tuscany. Manuscript L.S. in French 'Elisa', 1p. legal folio, Lucca, April 18, 1809, to French Minister of War Henri Clarke (1765 - 1818), largely untranslated but regarding the need of a superior officer to be in control in Siena. Toned with light stains, else fine.

Lot: 1894 - FERDINAND I OF BULGARIA

(1861 - 1948) Born Ferdinand Maximilian of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, ruler of Bulgaria from 1887 to 1918, abdicated. T.L.S. on his monogrammed letterhead, 2pp.8vo., Burglass, July 14, 1921 to Gen. von Seeckt, in German. In part: '...Thank you for your condolences on the loss of my brother, Prince Philipp...' He explains that his own health has improved and regrets that his personal time has been limited by illness. Very good.

Lot: 1895 - FERDINAND II OF PORTUGAL

(1816 - 1885) German born prince and King of Portugal jure uxoris through his marriage to Queen Maria II from 1837 until her death in 1853. Good content manuscript L.S. in French, 2pp. legal folio, Lisbon, November 23, 1853, to William I King of Wurttemberg (1781-1864), largely untranslated but announcing the death of his wife Maria II. Partly inlaid, light chipping to the top margins, else fine. Maria died one week prior to this letter from complications while giving birth to her eleventh child. Following her death, Ferdinand lost his rule as King and from then on served as a regent for his son and successor, Pedro V.

Lot: 1896 - FRANCIS, DUKE OF TECK

(1837 – 1900) Austrian-born nobleman who married into the British royal family. He was the father of Queen Mary, and thus a great-grandfather of the current British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. He participated in the Egyptian campaign of 1882 and received the silver medal for the Battle of Tel-el-Kebir, the Khedive's Star, and the Order of Osmanieh, first class. A.L.S on White Lodge letterhead, 3pp. 8vo., Surrey, Dec. 16, 1888. In part: '...I am desired by my mother to writes and tell you that she will be she will be glad of meeting you at St. James Palace...so she can take you with her in the carriage to Camden Town...' Some pencil notes beneath signature could be easily erased, mounting remnants on verso of last page, else very good.

Lot: 1897 - FRANCOIS ALEXANDRE FREDERIC DE LA ROCHEFOUCAULD-LIANCOURT

(1747-1827) French social reformer and member of the Estates General, where he sought in vain to support the monarchy while furthering social reform. Just two days before the storming of the Bastille, he warned King Louis XVI of the state of affairs in Paris. When the king exclaimed that there was a revolt, Liancourt replied: 'No, majesty, it is a revolution.' Exiled from France in 1792. A.E.S. on the verso of a partly-printed document, 1p. sm. 4to., La Haye, Amsterdam, 1807, confirming the life annuity of one Madam Jacoba Cornelia Charlotte de la Fontaine d'Orgemont. Signed boldly on the verso. Tiny non-intrusive tears and holes, else fine.

Lot: 1898 - FRANCOIS DE NEUFCHATEAU

(1750 - 1828) French Deputy Supplant of the National Assembly, later President of the Legislative Assembly, then went on to become Minister of the Interior and inaugurate the Louvre. Great content A.L.S. as Minister of the Interior on the official letterhead of the French Republic, 1p. sm. 4to., Paris, Dec. 30, 1798, addressed to the department of the Seine and the Marne regarding a government worker's suspension. In part: '...Citizen Lamont, Municipal Deputy of the Commune...complains of having been suspended by you...Not having received your order, I was unable to rule on his claim...Send me the suspension order with all the evidence that motivated it...' Two folds to the lower corners, two spots of non-intrusive chipping, else fine.

Lot: 1899 - FREDERICK AUGUSTUS I

(1750 - 1827) King of Saxony from 1806 to 1827, Duke of Warsaw from 1807 to 1815. He tried to rehabilitate and recreate the Polish state that was torn apart and ceased to exist after the final partition of Poland in 1795, without success. Manuscript L.S. 'Frederico Augusto', 1p. legal folio, Dresden, Feb. 21, 1817, to an unspecified fellow ruler or monarch, sends thanks for Christmas greetings, and extending his own with wishes for the new year. Fine.

Lot: 1900 - FREDERICK I

(1754 - 1816) Duke of Wurttemberg 1797-1803, Elector of Wurttemberg 1803-05 and later elevated to the status of King of Wurttemberg 1805-16 by Napoleon I. Manuscript L.S., 1p. 4to., Stuttgart, Jan. 9, 1807 in French to Princess Maria Amalia of Saxony, written on the occasion of the birth of Princess Charlotte of Wurttemberg. In part: '...The interest that Your Imperial Majesty takes in all that concerns my house makes me hope that she will learn with pleasure the birth of a little girl Princess Paul just gave me today, and will be named Frederique Charlotte Mary...' In fine condition.

Lot: 1901 - FREDERICK WILLIAM III

(1770-1840) King of Prussia from 1797-1840 who attempted a policy of peace during the Napoleonic Wars but was ultimately defeated and forced to flee. Manuscript D.S., 1p. 4to., [n.p.], Aug. 4, 1815, untranslated and signed boldly at the conclusion. Light toning, but otherwise fine condition.

Lot: 1902 - FRENCH REVOLUTIONARY LAWS (30)

A collection of thirty French printed laws which chart the transformation of the French Revolution from 1790 to 1793. The quarto documents, each varying in length from one to four pages, often bear patriotic if fanciful woodblock engravings at the head of the title page. The earliest laws are printed while King Louis XVI still lives, and begin with the salutation: 'Louis, by the Grace of God, & by the Laws of the State Constitution, King of France…' Most address the creation and issuance of assignats: paper money issued by the National Assembly after the confiscation of church properties in 1790 because the government was bankrupt. Louis' name disappears in the fall of 1792, and laws are issued simply in the name of the National Assembly or the National Convention. Some are stained or have a minor loss, the great majority are very good to fine.

Lot: 1903 - GEORGE II

GEORGE II (1683 - 1760) King of England from 1727 until his death, his reign is characterized by a growth in British colonialism with successful military actions in India, Canada, and at sea. Manuscript L.S. 'George R.' as King in German, 1p. legal folio. Darmstadt, January 1745, untranslated. Official seal still present. Slightly toned with scattered stains.

Lot: 1904 - GEORGE IV

GEORGE IV (1762 - 1830) King of England who became Prince Regent when George III became permanently deranged in 1811 and was crowned upon his father's death in 1820. Known for leading an extravagant lifestyle and wasteful spending during the Napoleonic Wars. Partly printed D.S. as King 'George R', 1p. 13.75 x 9.5 in., London, November 13, 1824, an official appointment of Herbert Gent as an ensign in the British Army. Official seal still present. Co- signed by future British Prime Minister ROBERT PEEL (1788-1850). Moderately toned with scattered stains.

Lot: 1905 - GIUSEPPE GARIBALDI

GIUSEPPE GARIBALDI (1807 - 1882) Italian military and nationalist leader whose capture of Sicily and Naples paved the way for the unification of Italy. Fine I.S.P., 8.25 x 9.75 in., a chest, up portrait of the great statesman in traditional Italian garb, boldly inscribed at bottom: 'A Federico de Soria G. Garibaldi'. Near fine.

Lot: 1906 - GUSTAV V OF SWEDEN

(1858-1950) King of Sweden from 1907 to his death. The last Swedish King to play a direct hand in his country's affairs, Gustav was highly autocratic and resisted workers' rights. As Supreme Commander of the Swedish Armed Forces, Gustav entertained Nazi sympathies. D.S. as King of Sweden, 1p. sm. folio, Stockholm, Nov. 12, 1923, announcing the engagement of his son and heir to the throne, the future Gustave VI, to Lady Louise Mountbatten. A few foxed spots and light, even toning, else very good. The document has been preserved in a museum-quality silk lining.

Lot: 1907 - HENRI D'ORLEANS

(1824 - 1890) Member of the French royal family in the House of Orleans, the fifth son of King Louis-Philippe I of the French and Maria Amalia of Naples and Sicily. Brief A.L.S., 1p. 8vo., London, [n.d.], arranging to meet with a lady the following week. Fine.

Lot: 1908 - HENRY DUNDAS

HENRY DUNDAS (1742 - 1811) Lord Melville, Scottish advocate and independent Whig politician. He was the trusted lieutenant of British prime minister William Pitt, and the most powerful politician in Scotland in the latter decades of the 18th century. Manuscript L.S. as Home Secretary, 1p. legal folio, Whitehall, Jan. 4, 1792, to 'General [Edward] Mathew' in Grenada. Dundas sends 'a printed Copy of a Code of Regulations, which has been signed by His Majesty, relative to the carrying on Fortifications or other Military Services...pay strict observance to the several Regulations...as required by my circular Letter...' Mathew pens an A.L.S. 'E.M.' on the verso, Mar. 12, 1792, receipting Dundas' letter and agreeing to comply. Very good. EDWARD MATHEW (1728-1805) commanded a brigade of guards in America, 1775, was commander-in-chief West Indies and governor of Grenada 1784-1789. His will refers to his estates and slaves on Dominica, which he left to his son Brownlow.

Lot: 1909 - JEAN GUILLAUME DE NEUVILLE

1776-1857) French aristocrat and diplomat. Good content A.L.S. on official French embassy letterhead, 1p. 4to., Washington D.C., July 3, 1819, to an unknown individual regarding an invention. In part: '...I am informed by Laurent Clerc who I suppose you are acquainted with that you are the inventor of a new bayonet for which you obtained a patent from the U.S. government...I shall be in New York at the end of this month, if you be pleased to forward the bayonet to the French consul in that place, as I am shortly to sail for France. I will take it with me and promise you to recommend it to the attention of my government. If it is considered in France a useful discovery you may be sure of the reward your merit deserves...' Edge wear to the left margin, else fine. Laurent Clerc (1785-1869) was a French teacher called 'The Apostle of the Deaf in America' and is regarded as the most famous deaf person in American history and founded the first school for the deaf in North America.

Lot: 1910 - JENNIE CORNWALLIS WEST

JENNIE CORNWALLIS WEST (1854 - 1921) American born British socialite, mother of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. A.L.S., 3pp. 8vo., [n.p.], January 14, 1906, a personal correspondence letter to a friend. Fine condition.

Lot: 1911 - JOSE MARTI

(1853 – 1895) Cuban national hero and an important figure in Latin American literature. Through his writings and political activity, he became a symbol for Cuba's bid for independence and is referred to as the 'Apostle of Cuban Independence.' He also wrote about the threat of Spanish and US expansionism into Cuba. Killed in battle against Spanish troops at the Battle of Dos Ríos. Rare A.L.S. in Spanish as a delegate of the 'Partido Revolucionario Cubano' ('Cuban Revolutionary Party'), 2pp. folio, New York, Feb. 17, 1892, a circular addressed to his 'Compatriatas' ('Compatriots'), not fully translated by us but apparently expressing his satisfaction at the blossoming of the Cuban desire for freedom, in small part: 'My joy is greater because the admirable lift of hope that God has given me to see the jubilee of hearts that will declare... the grandiose and moved agreements of the... chastened and free... man recognizes in himself in the moment of interest and honest sagacity...' He signs boldly at the conclusion in black ink. Shows appreciable toning to the edges, with original mailing folds, ragged edges, and a one inch tear to the top edge, and with the remnants of the original wax seal, else very good. Very rare from this time and on this letterhead.

Lot: 1912 - ANTHONY OF SAXONY

(1755 - 1836) 'Anthony the Kind', King of Saxony, ruling from 1827 to 1836 during the period when Saxony became a Constitutional monarchy and obtained a bi-cameral legislature. Black-bordered manuscript D.S. 'Antonius', 1p. legal folio, Pillnitz, 1832, in Latin. Anthony sadly announces the death of his daughter-in-law, Archduchess Marie Caroline of Austria (1801-1832), the wife of his son Frederick Augustus, Crown Prince of Saxony, to her close relative, Ferdinand II, King of Two Sicillies. The marriage was childless and unhappy. Marie Caroline was sweet and pleasant, but she suffered from epilepsy and her attacks were so frequent that she was barely able to fulfill her duties as Crown Princess; they also seriously affected her marital relationship. The long-suffering princess died from an epileptic attack on 22 May 1832 at Pillnitz Castle. Heavily water-stained, thought not affecting signature nor the easy legibility of the document. With transmittal envelope.

Lot: 1913 - KING HUSSEIN I AND QUEEN ALIA

KING HUSSEIN I AND QUEEN ALIA (1935 - 1999) King of Jordan from 1952 until his death, a political moderate. A fine signed card, 7.5 x 6 in., sending season's greetings, also signed by ALIA AL-HUSSEIN (1948 - 1977) Queen of Jordan and the third wife of King Hussein from their marriage in 1972. Affixed to a larger card with a picture of the King's family and royal seal on the front. Fine condition. Accompanied by an envelope addressed to ABC news correspondent William Seamans (1926-2019).

Lot: 1914 - LOUIS PHILIPPE OF FRANCE

(1773-1850) The last king of the French from 1830 until he was forced to abdicate the throne in 1848. Manuscript L.S. as King in French, 1p. 4to., Paris, 1837, largely untranslated but addressed to Athanase Louis Marie Clement de Ris (1782 - 1837). Lightly toned with foxing, trimmed at the bottom left, mounted.

Lot: 1915 - LOUIS XIV

LOUIS XIV (1638 - 1715) 'The Sun King', King of France who undertook a series of wars with neighboring countries yet is most remembered for impoverishing of the masses as he reigned at the height of France's 'Golden Age.' Manuscript L.S. 'Louis' as King, 1p. 4to., Versailles, March 2, 1692, in French, untranslated but to a relative regarding a letter sent to the King for a special occasion. Boldly signed at the conclusion. Mounted. Bottom margin trimmed with mounting residue around the sides. Slight toning

Lot: 1916 - KING PAUL OF GREECE

KING PAUL OF GREECE (1901-1964) King of Greece from 1947 until his death. S.P., 5.25 x 4.25 in., b/w, featuring a portrait of the King, his wife QUEEN FREDERICA (1917 - 1981) who also signs, and their children. Mounted to a large folded Christmas card sending best wishes. Slightly toned, else fine condition.

Lot: 1917 - LEOPOLD II OF BELGIUM

(1835-1909) King of Belgium, founder and sole owner of the Congo Free State, a private project undertaken by the king to extract rubber and ivory, which relied on slavery and is held responsible for the deaths of millions of Africans. Manuscript L.S. as King in French, 1p. 8vo., Brussels, February 5, 1875, a letter of state to the President of Peru Manuel Prado (1834-1878) informing him of the marriage of his daughter Princess Louise to Phillip Prince of Saxe-Coburg. Fine condition.

Lot: 1918 - LOUIS PIERRE MAXIMILIEN DE BETHUNE, 6TH DUKE OF SULLY

(1685 - 1761) Grandson of the great Sully, Maximilien de Bethune, a Peer of France and Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece. Manuscript L.S., 1p. 8vo., [n.p.], July 1, 1715, a receipt for funds paid to him as reimbursement for meals over the previous year. With an engraving of his grandfather. Very good.

Lot: 1919 - LUITPOLD OF BAVARIA

(1821 - 1921) Prince Regent of Bavaria from 1886-1912 due to the incapacity and mental illnesses of his two nephews, Ludwig II and Otto I. Manuscript L.S. as Prince Regent in Italian, 1p. legal folio, Munich, January 14, 1890, to Cardinal Lucien Bonaparte (1828-1895) thanking him for 'the good wishes offered to me on the return of the Holy Festival of the Nativity.' Slightly toned, a few small tears repaired on the verso with tape.

Lot: 1920 - MARGARET THATCHER

MARGARET THATCHER (1925-2013) First female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 until she resigned from office in 1990. She was dubbed 'The Iron Lady' due to her uncompromising politics and leadership style. Signed postal cover commemorating the Battle of Britain, postmarked 1973. Fine condition.

Lot: 1921 - MARY OF TECK

(1867-1953) Wife of King George V, Queen of the British Empire, mother of Edward VIII and George VI. Handwritten note on personal letterhead, 1p. 7 x 4.5 in., Marlborough House, May 27,1938, to 'Nurse Blackie' Catherine Black (1878-1949) private nurse of George V from 1928 until his death. In full: 'Thank you dear Blackie for your kind wishes and for the delightfully little bird.' Accompanied by a mailing envelope with a handwritten address. Fine condition.

Lot: 1922 - MISCELLANEOUS GERMAN PUBLICATIONS

MISCELLANEOUS GERMAN PUBLICATIONS Lot of various German publications, varying sizes, pages, and years, including an NSKK magazine from 1941, a World War I Bavarian newspaper pamphlet, two atlases comprised of maps of Germany and nearby nations, a 'Buffalo Demokrat' war album, and two army songbooks. Conditions vary. Seven items.

Lot: 1923 - PIERRE LOUIS CASIMIR DE BLACAS

(1771-1839) French nobleman and diplomat, head of the King's household during the Bourbon Restoration. Manuscript L.S., 1p. 4to., Paris, Oct. 3 1814, to the Baroness of Flackslanden regarding a pension. In part: '...the fidelity and devotion of monsieur Baron de Flackslanden, you must not doubt that the king has in his heart to carry out his promises. As soon as his majesty can give his attention to pensions, I shall place under his eyes your record and entitlements...' Fine condition.

Lot: 1924 - PIERRE-JEAN-MARIE SOTIN DE LA COINDIERE

(1764 - 1810) Minister of the Police under the Directoire. Manuscript D.S. on official letterhead, 1p. 4to., Paris, Dec. 28, 1797, to the police administration of Paris' 7th Arrondissement. Not translated but makes mention of the surveillance of 'banned constitutional groups,' closing: 'This instruction will suffice, I think, to determine the rights of citizens, in meeting in constitutional groups, and maintaining the constitutional order and tranquility...' Slight smudge to signature, else fine.

Lot: 1925 - QUEEN VICTORIA OF SWEDEN

(1862 – 1930) Victoria of Baden, later Queen of Sweden as the wife of King Gustaf V. She was politically active in a conservative fashion during the development of democracy and known to be pro-German during the First World War. A.L.S. 'Victoria' on her personal letterhead, 4pp. 8vo., Carlsruhe, Jan. 31, 1880 to 'My dear Mrs. Wellesley!' Friendly content mentioning the woman's daughter "Evelyn', the weather, travel, etc. Last page slightly soiled, else very good.

Lot: 1926 - SADDAM HUSSEIN SPOON

A fine piece of silverware once belonging to Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein (1937 - 2006) and taken by a soldier from one of his palaces. The 3.75 in. sterling silver spoon bears the Iraqi national eagle engraved at the bottom. This piece was made by respected, internationally known silversmiths Christofle and bear their hallmark. Very good.

Lot: 1927 - SADDAM HUSSEIN SPOON

A fine piece of silverware once belonging to Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein (1937-2006) and taken by a soldier from one of his palaces. The 8 in. sterling silver spoon bears the Iraqi national eagle engraved at bottom. This piece was made by respected, internationally known silversmiths Christofle and bears their hallmark. Very good.

Lot: 1928 - SHIMON PERES

SHIMON PERES (1923 - 2016) The ninth president of Israel, from 2007-2014, and two-time prime minister. Lot of three signed pieces, including two color signed photos of varying sizes, and one signed card dated 1977. All in fine condition.

Lot: 1929 - SIXTEENTH CENTURY LAND INDENTURE

SIXTEENTH CENTURY LAND INDENTURE A large and impressive English land indenture written during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, 22 x 12 in., [n.p.], 'In the 23rd year of her reign' (approx. 1583), granting the ownership of a parcel of land to Edward Stephens of Erhlington [?]. Signed at the conclusion by witnesses and Stephens himself. Creased and slightly toned. Large wax seal still present.

Lot: 1930 - UMBERTO I OF ITALY

(1844 - 1900) King of Italy from 1878 until his death. His reign saw an expansion in Italian colonialism, specifically into the Horn of Africa, and approved the Triple Alliance with the German Empire and Austria Hungary. Assassinated by anarchists for his support of the Bava Beccaris massacre. Manuscript L.S. as King in Italian, 1p. legal folio. Rome, November 29, 1894, a letter of state to the President of Peru Andres Avelino Caceres (1836-1923), congratulating him on his recent election to the office. Co-signed by Italian Foreign Minister ALBERTO BLANC (1835-1904). Light toning else very fine.

Lot: 1931 - VICTORIA

(1819 - 1901) Queen of England, reigned during the Crimean and Boer Wars, abolished the East India Company, brought Disraeli to power as Prime Minister, and is considered the symbol of a unified British Empire. Manuscript document on her monogram mourning letterhead, 1p. 8vo., Windsor Castle [n.y.], in the indelible purple pencil she favored. The Queen lists the names of Princess Christina, Lord Barton, and Princess Louise whom she 'orders' to dine with her that evening. A fold and light crease, else very good.

Lot: 1932 - VICTORIA

VICTORIA (1819 - 1901) Queen of England, reigned during the Crimean and Boer Wars, abolished the East India Company, brought Disraeli to power as Prime Minister, and is considered the symbol of a unified British Empire. Partly printed D.S. 'Victoria Rg' as Queen, 1p. 13.75 x 9.5, London, October 4, 1854, an official appointment of Samuel Charles de Monteuach as an ensign in the 55th regiment of the British Army. Official seal still present. Toned with scattered stains.

Lot: 1933 - VLADIMIR PUTIN

VLADIMIR PUTIN (b. 1952) Russian politician who has served as the president of Russia since 2012, previously holding the position from 2000 until 2008. He was also the Prime Minister of Russia from 1999 to 2000 and again from 2008 to 2012. Putin worked as a KGB foreign intelligence officer for 16 years, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, before resigning in 1991 to begin a political career in Saint Petersburg. He later moved to Moscow in 1996 to join the administration of President Boris Yeltsin, serving first as Director of the Federal Security Service (FSB), the KGB's successor agency, before being appointed as prime minister in August 1999. After the resignation of Yeltsin, Putin was elected to succeed him. Signed decree as President, 1p. 4to., 'Moscow, Kremlin', Nov. 24, 2014, an 'ORDER OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION' It reads, in part: '...On actual contribution of the Russian Federation in the Government Corporation for promoting the development, production and export of high tech 'Rostec'...I order...1. To accept Russian Federation Government proposals on transfer to the Government Corporation for promoting the development, production and export of high tech industrial products 'Rostec' of 32.3858 % of stocks being in federal property of open joint-stock company 'Kurgan' stock company of medicines and medical devices as the actual contribution of Russia. 2. The government of Russian Federation to carry out activities within the six month term foreseen by paragraph 1 of this decree. 3. This Decree comes into force from the day of signing....' Fine condition. 'Rostec' is a Russian state-owned holding conglomerate headquartered in Moscow that specializes on investing in strategically important companies, mainly in the defense and high-tech industries, by assisting in the development, production and export with the ultimate goal of capitalizing them and bringing them to an initial public offering.

Lot: 1934 - (NAPOLEON BONAPARTE)

(NAPOLEON BONAPARTE) (1769 - 1821) The 'Little Corporal' whose brilliance in the field of battle and as Emperor of France has made him perhaps the most important figure of post-Renaissance Europe. Secretarial signed document 'Bonaparte', 1p. with integral leaf 11 x 17 in., titled 'French Government', it is the text of a piece of legislation concerning the appointment of members to various departmental electoral colleges. Toned with scattered stains, and a few tears to the integral leaf.

Lot: 1935 - ANTIQUE MAPS

Pair of antique engraved Russian maps, includes: 'A Plan of the City of St. Petersburg, 1771' by Andrews, 7 x 10 in., printed in London, showing every city street and a key to more than sixty points of interest, with title cartouche, and compass star. Vertical fold, else fine. WITH: 'Estats du Grand Duc de Moscovie our De L'Empereur de la Russie Blanche', 6.5 x 8.5 in., printed in Paris, showing the 'Muscovy' region, hand-colored in outline to divide the different regions, including the Kingdoms of Bulgaria, Astracan, etc. A key at lower-left lists the Grand Dukes of Muscovy. Fine. Each gravure is sold with a supplementary page of additional information, untranslated.

Lot: 1936 - SIGMUND FREUD

SIGMUND FREUD (1856 - 1939) Austrian neurologist and the founder of psychoanalysis, he theorized that repressed and forgotten impressions underlie all abnormal mental states, developed a theory of the relevance of dreams, and conceived the idea of the id, ego and superego. Superb content A.L.S. 'Freud' penned on the verso of a 4 x2 business card belonging to the recipient, his assistant, Dr. Paul Federn (1871-1950), January 2, 1909. In full: 'Mr. Riesz, aged 28, psychically and sexually impotent. Had with great difficulty with an experience of coitus and agreed for a psychoanalysis with Dr. Steiner. Thank you for the time given to the patient...' In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, addressed in Freud's hand. Federn became one of Freud's earliest followers after reading his 'Interpretation of Dreams'; he later served as Freud's surrogate at conferences once the pioneering psychoanalyst was stricken with cancer in the 1920s. An extremely desirable letter, given its content directly related to Freud's psychosexual work.

Lot: 1937 - SAMUEL H. SCUDDER

(1837 – 1911) American entomologist and paleontologist. He was a leading figure in entomology during his lifetime and the founder of insect paleontology in America. A.L.S. 2pp. 8vo., Cambridge, 1877, in part: '...Mr. Ford's determination of your ants are of course far better than mine...He says of your bottles...' Scudder then lists the taxonomic names of several ants sent to him, adding that he would be: '...very glad to have Florida ants from you...' Fine.

Lot: 1938 - LINUS PAULING

(1901-1994) American scientist who published over 1200 different academic articles and books, winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1954 and the Peace Prize in 1962. Black ink signature on a 3 x 5 in. index card. Fine.

Lot: 1939 - JOHN DEWEY

JOHN DEWEY (1859 - 1952) American philosopher and renowned educator, considered one of the most prominent American scholars of the early twentieth century. A.L.S., 1p. 8vo., Chicago, March 23 [n.y.], to 'Mr. Tear' regarding a potential meeting. In part: '...Can you arrange to come...take dinner...after the next meeting of the seminary...There are a few[?] points in pedagogy I want to talk over with you, particularly about the relation of the University work to the public schools...' Mounting residue around the margins, lightly toned.

Lot: 1940 - EDWARD TELLER

EDWARD TELLER (1908 - 2003) American physicist, the 'father' of the hydrogen bomb. Glossy S.P., 5 x 7 in., b/w, chest up seated pose, signed at the bottom in black ink. Fine condition.

Lot: 1941 - CLYDE TOMBAUGH

(1906-1997) American astronomer who discovered the planet Pluto in 1930 and called for serious scientific research into 'unidentified flying objects.' Blue signature on a 5 x 3 in. index card, adding: 'discovered 9th planet Pluto on 18 Feb. 1930'. Fine condition.

Lot: 1942 - 1920'S VIODYNE HEADPHONES

1920'S VIODYNE HEADPHONES Antique ca. 1920s headphones marked 'Viodyne', made by TBH Radio, 1,000 ohms, with cords. Very good.

Lot: 1943 - WRIGHT BROTHERS' FIRST COMPANY CHECK FOR THE WORLD'S FIRST MILITARY AIRCRAFT

WRIGHT BROTHERS' FIRST COMPANY CHECK FOR THE WORLD'S FIRST MILITARY AIRCRAFT THE BIRTH OF THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE A historic aviation document of the greatest importance, the first check issued by the Wright Brothers as airplane manufacturers, signed by both ORVILLE WRIGHT (1871-1948) and WILBUR WRIGHT (1867-1912), a deposit made by them and submitted with their bid to supply the United

Lot: 1944 - AMELIA EARHART

AMELIA EARHART (1897 - 1937) American aviator, the first woman to cross the Atlantic, first solo across the Atlantic and first Hawaii-Mainland solo; lost in an around-the-world attempt. Signed air mail postal cover, 4 x 6 in., postmarked May 15, 1929, signed in the top left. Fine condition. Accompanied by a period leather pilot's cap.

Lot: 1945 - CHARLES A. LINDBERGH

CHARLES A. LINDBERGH (1902 - 1974) American aviator who, in his 'Spirit of St. Louis', was the first to fly solo non-stop across the Atlantic Ocean. Signed postal cover, 4 x 6 in., postmarked February 20, 1928. Lightly toned, else fine condition.

Lot: 1946 - GILDED CHARLES LINDBERGH MEDAL

GILDED CHARLES LINDBERGH MEDAL A scarce gilded bronze commemorative medal honoring the first solo transatlantic flight made by Charles Lindbergh on May 20-21, 1927. The 3.25 in. diameter medal features a semi-draped female figure holding aloft a laurel branch and standing between the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower with a plane flying overhead. The reverse depicts a partial globe with the inscription 'Commemorating the 1st New York to Paris flight by Captain Charles Lindbergh 'Spirit of St. Louis' New York May 20th - Paris May 21st, 1927.' Very fine condition.

Lot: 1947 - 'SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS' BRONZE MEDAL

'SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS' BRONZE MEDAL A bronze commemorative medal honoring Charles Lindbergh's famous transatlantic flight in his plane the 'Spirit of St. Louis' on May 20-21, 1927, designed by French sculpture E. Blin. The face of the medal featuring a side portrait of Lindberg in relief, the reverse features his plane in flight with the dates, locations of his famous trip. Slightly worn, else fine.

Lot: 1948 - CHARLES LINDBERGH 'LONE EAGLE' MEDALS

CHARLES LINDBERGH 'LONE EAGLE' MEDALS A pair of bronze commemorative medals honoring Charles Lindbergh's transatlantic flight. Both feature portraits of Lindbergh in relief on the face. The reverse of one depicts a plane in flight over an ocean, while the other features human figures opposite of a skeleton likely representing 'death.' Both slightly worn, else fine.

Lot: 1949 - CHARLES LINDBERGH COMMEMORATIVE MEDAL

CHARLES LINDBERGH COMMEMORATIVE MEDAL A fine bronze medal honoring Charles Lindbergh and his transatlantic flight, 2.75 in. diameter, featuring a portrait of Lindbergh in relief on the face while the reverse features a globe with his route marked, along with raised Latin text around the rim. Fine condition.

Lot: 1950 - CHARLES LINDBERGH AERONAUTICAL PLAQUE

CHARLES LINDBERGH AERONAUTICAL PLAQUE A fine bronze plaque commemorating Lindbergh's transatlantic flight, 2.5 x 3.5 in., featuring a plane imposed on a globe on the face with the phrase 'per aspera ad astra' ('Through hardships to the stars'), while the reverse bears the inscription in part: '...Commemorating the First Non Stop New York to Paris Flight by Capt. Charles A. Lindbergh, May 20-21, 1927, Aeronautical Chamber of Commerce of America.' Fine condition.

Lot: 1951 - 'SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS' BADGES

'SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS' BADGES A good pair of bronze badges commemorating the solo transatlantic flight of Charles Lindbergh in 1927, 1.75 in. long, in the shape of Lindbergh's plane 'The Spirit of St. Louis' with the date of his flight. Both attached to a pin with red/white/blue ribbons. Both slightly worn.

Lot: 1952 - (RICHARD E. BRYD) 'LITTLE AMERICA' EXPEDITION ARCHIVE

(RICHARD E. BRYD) 'LITTLE AMERICA' EXPEDITION ARCHIVE A large group of material related to Dr. Arthur A. Zuhn, a physicist who was present on the 2nd Antarctic Expedition of famous explorer RICHARD E. BRYD (1888-1957). Included are nine T.L.S.'s written by Byrd, each 1p. 4to., Maine, 1935-38, to Zuhn regarding personal issues and the Congressional Medal he received for being a part of the expedition. Notable excerpts in part: '...I am now writing the National Geographic article and gathering material for my book and was curious if you could give me three or four of the best jokes that occurred or were told on the exhibition...I hope that you will keep in touch so that I don't lose track of you...I am sending the Congressional Medal of Honor to you in accordance with your wishes...' and much more. Accompanied by multiple affiliated documents, correspondences from other expedition members, and a map used by Byrd. Also included are six issues of 'The Barrier Bull', the newsletter published by members of the expedition living at the 'Little America' Antarctic base. These newsletters, published by members Stuart Paine and Dick Russel, give insight into the everyday life at the polar station, featuring articles written by various expedition members regarding issues such as the summer field plans, the conditions, problems, and possible solutions within the men's society, and a strong commentary on the leadership of Bryd. Conditions vary, but overall good. A superb grouping from the historic expedition worthy of further research.

Lot: 1953 - HUGO ECKNER

HUGO ECKNER (1868 - 1954) German engineer and aviator, president of the Deutsche Zeppelin Reederei who built the Graf Zeppelin which successfully circled the earth, but whose Hindenburg airship burst into flames killing 34 people. S.P., 4 x 6 in., sepia, an image of the Graf Zeppelin landing in Lakehurst, signed in black ink. Postmarked October 26, 1928. Slightly toned, else fine.

Lot: 1954 - HUGO ECKNER

HUGO ECKNER (1868 - 1954) German engineer and aviator, president of the Deutsche Zeppelin Reederei who built the Graf Zeppelin which successfully circled the earth, but whose Hindenburg airship burst into flames killing 34 people. S.P., his blue ink signature on the verso of a postcard featuring his portrait. Slightly toned, else fine.

Lot: 1955 - WERNER FRANZ

WERNER FRANZ (1922 - 2014) Last surviving passenger of the airship LZ 129 Hindenburg when it crashed on May 6, 1937. Franz was a 14 year old cabin boy in charge of serving the ships officers and crew at the time. S.P., 8 x 10 in., b/w, an image of the Hindenburg crashing and burning, signed in black ink. Adhesive reside on the verso else fine.

Lot: 1956 - ZEPPELIN STEWARD'S CAP

ZEPPELIN STEWARD'S CAP A fine and rare example of a cap worn by a steward of a Zeppelin airship, constructed of navy blue wool with a black Vulcanfibre visor and gilded chinstrap secured on the sides by two silver buttons. At the center is a stitched wreath of gilded oak leaves with an enameled emblem of the Zeppelin company consisting of an eagle perched on blue globe set with an airship and swastika. The interior features the original leather sweatband and a tag shows the head size as 5. Cellulose sweat guard is absent, and no other marks present. The cap in fine condition with no evidence of moth holes or tears, slight wear expected from age but overall very good.

Lot: 1957 - SILVER ZEPPELIN OFFICER’S CAP BADGE

SILVER ZEPPELIN OFFICER'S CAP BADGE A fine example of the cap badge worn by an officer aboard an airship of the Deutsche Zeppelin Reederei. The multi-part silver emblem has a blue enameled globe, airship and swastika in brackets, with the manufacturer's mark 'Gahr Munchen' and purity stamp: 'Silber 900' on the reverse. Fine condition.

Lot: 1958 - ZEPPELIN OFFICER’S GOLD CUFFLINKS

ZEPPELIN OFFICER'S GOLD CUFFLINKS An excellent pair of gold-toned cufflinks once worn by an officer serving with the DZR (Deutsche Zeppelin Reederei), each .75 in. diameter, circa 1930s, featuring the seal of the DZR, an eagle perched on a globe with a swastika at the bottom. No other marks are present. Fine condition.

Lot: 1959 - AIRSHIP HINDENBURG STICK PIN

AIRSHIP HINDENBURG STICK PIN A small metal stick pin modeled in the shape of the German airship LZ 129 Hindenburg, 1.75 in. long with a 1.5 in. pin, inscribed with 'LZ 129' on the front and stamped 'C.T.D. Ges. Gesche' on the reverse. Fine condition.

Lot: 1960 - LILY PONS' AIRSHIP ZEPPELIN 'LZ' PORCELAIN SET

LILY PONS' AIRSHIP ZEPPELIN 'LZ' PORCELAIN SET An excellent set of three pieces of airship 'Graf Zeppelin' porcelain, consisting of a cup, saucer and side plate, presented to the world famous operatic soprano Lily Pons (1898-1976) during a voyage in 1934. Each is in blue and gilt on cream ground, the plate and cup with LZ emblem, all marked by maker Heinrich & Co, 'Graf Zeppelin 1928' to underside. Accompanied together with an unsigned photograph depicting Lily Pons awaiting departure on the great dirigible, 3.75 x 6 in., and a pair of her white kid leather gloves, embroidered with the Legion d'honneur medal and small red ribbon to the back of the left glove. Also sold with the red ribboned Legion of Honor medal presented to Lily Pons by President Auriol on May 23, 1947. In 1934, Lily Pons flew from Rio de Janeiro to Germany on the airship Graf Zeppelin, she dined at the captain's table every day and was presented with these pieces of porcelain upon arrival in Germany.

Lot: 1961 - 'DEUTSCHE ZEPPELIN REEDEREI' PORCELAIN SET

'DEUTSCHE ZEPPELIN REEDEREI' PORCELAIN SET A very rare porcelain set of the Zeppelin airship company consisting of a tea/coffee cup including the matching saucer and porcelain plate, 4 in., 6 in., 8 in., diameters respectively. Each piece shows the company logo of the 'Deutsche Zeppelin Reederei' with patterned blue and gilded borders around the rims. The base of each piece bears the manufacture stamp of Heinrich-Porzellan, the porcelain manufacturer of 'Deutsche Zeppelin Reederei' . All are in pristine condition with no chipping or other blemishes. Deutsche Zeppelin Reederei was a commercial airline based in Frankfurt that operated zeppelins in regular transatlantic service, including the famous LZ 129 Hindenburg. Following the Hindenburg disaster in 1937 the DZR stopped transatlantic service, although it launched a new airship in 1938 and had another on order when war broke out.

Lot: 1962 - AIRSHIP ZEPPELIN 'LZ' TEACUP AND SAUCER

AIRSHIP ZEPPELIN 'LZ' TEACUP AND SAUCER A rare porcelain tea/coffee cup with matching saucer that bear the coat of arms of the 'Luftschiff Zeppelin' (LZ) airship company and which were used onboard the 'Graf Zeppelin'. The cup has a 4 in. diameter with blue gilded borders inside and at the rim and a large 'LZ' emblem, while the saucer is 6 in. diameter with the same design although lacking the seal. Both bear manufacture stamps underneath by Heinrich-Porzellan, the porcelain manufacturer of the Zeppelin company, as well as the date '1928' and name of the airship 'Graf Zeppelin.' The cup has a moderate hairline crack around the outer rim, yet is very light. Otherwise both fine.

Lot: 1963 - CLARA ADAMS AND GRAF ZEPPELIN RELIC

CLARA ADAMS AND GRAF ZEPPELIN RELIC (1884-1971) First woman to fly across the Atlantic as a passenger aboard the Graf Zeppelin, and also a passenger on the inaugural flight of Pan Am's China Clipper service from San Francisco to Manila. She was also one of only 11 women on the inaugural flight of the Hindenburg on March 4, 1936. A.N.S., 1p. 8vo., [n.p., n.d.], reading in full: ' Goldbeater's skin of the airship Graf Zeppelin. Covering of gas cells...[signed]...first feminine paying passenger.' Affixed to the sheet is the piece of covering mentioned from the Graf Zeppelin. Fine condition.

Lot: 1964 - 'GRAF ZEPPELIN' FABRIC

'GRAF ZEPPELIN' FABRIC A fine airship relic, a small piece of fabric from the outer cover of the LZ 127 'Graf Zeppelin', 1 x 1.5 in., silver colored, presented by Dr. Hugo Eckner to Clara Adams, the first woman passenger to fly across the Atlantic via airship. The piece is affixed to a scan of Adam's original letter which reads in part '...Original fabric of the outer covering Graf Zeppelin, Clara Adams only woman passenger...' Fine condition.

Lot: 1965 - GRAF ZEPPELIN DURALUMIN PIECE

GRAF ZEPPELIN DURALUMIN PIECE A jagged piece of duralumin that was once a part of the German airship LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin. The roughly 5 x 3 in. piece has sharp edges and is stamped with 'LZ 127.' No other marks present. Slight discoloration, else fine. A tag accompanying the piece shows that it came from the Whitehall Theater of War Museum in London. Following the Hindenburg disaster in 1937, the Graf Zeppelin was permanently withdrawn from commercial service. It was deflated and exhibited in a hangar as a tourist attraction until 1940 when Hermann Goering ordered the Graf Zeppelins I and II to be scrapped and melted down to build aircraft for the war effort.

Lot: 1966 - LZ 127 GRAF ZEPPELIN CONSTRUCTION PHOTOS

LZ 127 GRAF ZEPPELIN CONSTRUCTION PHOTOS Group of fifteen photographs, each 7.5 x 9.5, b/w, featuring images of the construction of the German airship LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin completed in 1928. All are tipped to larger sheets with German captions. Housed within a cardboard case titled 'LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin: 15 photographs of the construction.' Fine condition.

Lot: 1967 - AIRSHIP GRAF ZEPPELIN STATIONERY

AIRSHIP GRAF ZEPPELIN STATIONERY Three fine sheets of blank 4to. letterhead, topped with the swastika-bedecked flag of the 'Deutsche Zeppelin-Reederei' ('German Zeppelin Shipping Company') at top left, with the name of the famous airship 'Luftschiff Graf Zeppelin' at top right. Very good. Accompany by three corresponding envelopes with the same emblem.

Lot: 1968 - LAKEHURST GROUND CREW PIN

LAKEHURST GROUND CREW PIN An aluminum pin worn by a member of the ground crew at the U.S. Naval Air Station at Lakehurst NJ. The 1.75 diameter pin reads 'U.S. Naval Air Station Lakehurst NJ, 1937, Ground Crew Baggage Inspector.' Moderately oxidized on the verso.

Lot: 1969 - 'WORLD TOUR OF THE LZ 127' PLAQUE

'WORLD TOUR OF THE LZ 127' PLAQUE An excellent cast iron plaque commemorating the around the world trip undertaken by the LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin in August, 1929, 5.75 x 3.5 in., featuring airships on the front above the Big Dipper constellation in relief, while the reverse is inscribed with 'WELTFLUG 1929 GRAF ZEPPELIN' ('World Tour Graf Zeppelin 1929'). Bears the mark of the maker 'Eberhard Encke - Berlin.' Very fine condition.

Lot: 1970 - GRAF ZEPPELIN 'AROUND THE WORLD' PLAQUE

GRAF ZEPPELIN 'AROUND THE WORLD' PLAQUE A fine commemorative plaque issued by the 'Deutscher Touring Club' after the airship LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin completed its trip around the world in 1929, 3.25 x 3.25 in., depicting a globe with the Graf Zeppelin above and a portrait of Ferdinand von Zeppelin. At the bottom appears the name of the trip and date August/September 1929. Mounted to a marble plate and enclosed in a wooden frame. Very fine.

Lot: 1971 - GRAF ZEPPELIN 'WORLD TRIP' BRONZE BADGE

GRAF ZEPPELIN 'WORLD TRIP' BRONZE BADGE A bronze badge with enameled red rim, 1.75 in. diameter, 1929, depicting an airship imposed on a globe surrounded by a red border which lists the stops made on the Graf Zeppelin's around the world trip in 1929. The reverse is a manufacturer's stamp 'FLL.' Moderate tarnish on both sides.

Lot: 1972 - GRAF ZEPPELIN 'WORLD TRIP' PIN

GRAF ZEPPELIN 'WORLD TRIP' PIN A scarce small brass pin with an enameled light blue face honoring the around the world trip made by the Graf Zeppelin in 1929, 1 in. diameter, featuring an airship imposed over a globe within the words 'Graf Zeppelin LZ 127 Welfahrt 1929.' The reverse bears a maker's mark of 'E. Schmidt Leipzig.' Discoloration on the reverse, else good condition.

Lot: 1973 - ZEPPELIN SERVING BOWL

ZEPPELIN SERVING BOWL A metal serving bowl once used aboard a German airship owned and operated by Deutsche Zeppelin Reedere. The bowl is 4 in. diameter and 2 in. deep and bears on the underside an image of an airship and the word 'Zeppelin.' Light scratches, else fine.

Lot: 1974 - ZEPPELIN SERVING DISH

ZEPPELIN SERVING DISH A small metal serving dish once used aboard a German airship owned and operated by Deutsche Zeppelin Reederei. The dish is 3.5 in. diameter with a slight rim, and bears on the underside an image of an airship and the word 'Zeppelin.' Light scratches, else fine.

Lot: 1975 - ZEPPELIN NAPKIN RING

ZEPPELIN NAPKIN RING A metal napkin ring from an airship owned by the DZR, or Deutsche Zeppelin Reederei, 2 x 1.5 in., engraved on one side with the seal of the Zeppelin company, an eagle perched on a globe above a swastika. No other marks present. Discoloration on the interior else very good.

Lot: 1976 - HINDENBURG AIRSHIP MODEL

HINDENBURG AIRSHIP MODEL A very fine plastic model of the German airship LZ 129 Hindenburg built by the DZR or German Zeppelin company in 1936 and destroyed in its famous accident a year later in 1937. The model is 12 x 2 x 2 in., presumed to scale, featuring all of it parts with swastikas on the tail fins. No other marks present. Mounted on two metal stands attached to a wooden base. Excellent condition.

Lot: 1977 - GRAF ZEPPELIN MODEL

GRAF ZEPPELIN MODEL A fine plastic model of the German airship LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin, 13 x 1 x 1.5 in., presumed to scale, depicting the ship in its entirety and with swastikas present on its tail fins. No other marks present. Mounting holes on the underside. Very fine condition.

Lot: 1978 - GRAF ZEPPELIN SPECIAL FLIGHT LANDING PIN

GRAF ZEPPELIN SPECIAL FLIGHT LANDING PIN A rare, small metal pin commemorating a special landing of the Graf Zeppelin. The two-inch long pin is in the shape of the airship and still attached to its original cardboard which reads 'Landungsfahrt 1939 Alpacca -.30.' Fine condition.

Lot: 1979 - 'WORLD TRIP OF THE LZ 127' GRAF ZEPPELIN SILVER MEDAL

'WORLD TRIP OF THE LZ 127' GRAF ZEPPELIN SILVER MEDAL A silver medal honoring the trip around the world made by the Graf Zeppelin in 1929, 1.5 in. diameter, struck in Berlin, 1929, by O. Gloeckler. The face of the medal features portraits of Ferdinand von Zeppelin, Hugo Eckner, and Ludwig Durr while on the verso is a globe with the stations and dates of the route taken. Slight wear, likely from circulation, else fine. The Graf Zeppelin completed its around the world trip in August of 1929, and the journey took 21 days to complete.

Lot: 1980 - 'WORLD TRIP OF THE LZ 127' GRAF ZEPPELIN BRONZE MEDAL

'WORLD TRIP OF THE LZ 127' GRAF ZEPPELIN BRONZE MEDAL A bronze medal honoring the the trip around the world made by the Graf Zeppelin in 1929, 1.5 in. diameter, struck in Berlin, 1929, by O. Gloeckler. The face of the medal features portraits of Ferdinand von Zeppelin, Hugo Eckner, and Ludwig Durr while on the verso is a globe with the stations and dates of the route taken. Worn, likely from circulation, else fine. The Graf Zeppelin completed its around the world trip in August of 1929, and the journey took 21 days to complete.

Lot: 1981 - 'FIRST VOYAGE OF THE GRAF ZEPPELIN' SILVER MEDAL

'FIRST VOYAGE OF THE GRAF ZEPPELIN' SILVER MEDAL A silver medal honoring the first voyage made by the LZ 127 'Graf Zeppelin', 1.5 in. diameter, struck in Berlin, 1928, by J. Bernhart. The face of the medal features staggered portraits of Ferdinand von Zeppelin and Hugo Eckner while the reverse shows an airship in the clouds over the sea. Slight wear, likely from circulation, else fine.

Lot: 1982 - ZEPPELIN WORLD TOUR BRONZE MEDAL

ZEPPELIN WORLD TOUR BRONZE MEDAL A rare bronze medal honoring the world tour of airship LZ 127 'Graf Zeppelin', 2.5 in. diameter, struck in Berlin, 1929, by Mayer and Wilhelm, featuring a portrait of Ferdinand von Zeppelin on the face and a projection of the northern hemisphere on the reverse marking the trip's stops. A few minor scratches, else fine condition.

Lot: 1983 - HUGO ECKNER 'AROUND THE WORLD' MEDAL

HUGO ECKNER 'AROUND THE WORLD' MEDAL A silver medal commemorating the around the world trip made by the Graf Zeppelin in 1929. The 1.5 in. diameter medal features a relief portrait of Dr. Eckner on the face, while the reverse depicts an airship imposed on globe. Slight wear, likely due to circulation, else fine.

Lot: 1984 - HUGO ECKNER 'AROUND THE WORLD' MEDAL

HUGO ECKNER 'AROUND THE WORLD' MEDAL A bronze medal commemorating the around the world trip made by the Graf Zeppelin in 1929. The 1.5 in. diameter medal features a relief portrait of Dr. Eckner on the face, while the reverse depicts an airship imposed on globe. Slight wear, likely due to circulation, else fine.

Lot: 1985 - CHRISTENING OF THE 'LZ 127' GRAF ZEPPELIN SILVER MEDAL

CHRISTENING OF THE 'LZ 127' GRAF ZEPPELIN SILVER MEDAL Very fine commemorative silver medal, 1.5 in. diameter, struck in Munich, 1928, by Karl Goetz, honoring the christening of the airship ‘LZ 127' Graf Zeppelin on Ferdinand von Zeppelin's 90th birthday. The face features a portrait of von Zeppelin in relief while the verso shows his family coat of arms as well as an airship. Pristine condition with no tarnish, nicks, or dents. When the Graf Zeppelin first entered use, it was the first commercial passenger transatlantic flight service in the world, eventually making 590 flights over nearly a decade. In 1940, she was scrapped for metal for the German war effort in World War II.

Lot: 1986 - CHRISTENING OF THE ‘LZ 127’ GRAF ZEPPELIN BRONZE MEDAL

CHRISTENING OF THE ‘LZ 127' GRAF ZEPPELIN BRONZE MEDAL Very fine commemorative bronze medal, 1.5 in. diameter, struck in Munich, 1928, by Karl Goetz, honoring the christening of the airship 'LZ 127' Graf Zeppelin on Ferdinand von Zeppelin's 90th birthday. The face features a portrait of von Zeppelin in relief while the verso shows his family coat of arms as well as an airship. Very fine condition with no tarnish, nicks, or dents. When the Graf Zeppelin first entered use, it was the first commercial passenger transatlantic flight service in the world, eventually making 590 flights over nearly a decade. In 1940, she was scrapped for metal for the German efforts in World War II

Lot: 1987 - 'FIRST VOYAGE OF THE GRAF ZEPPELIN' GOLD MEDAL

'FIRST VOYAGE OF THE GRAF ZEPPELIN' GOLD MEDAL A gold medal honoring the first voyage made by the LZ 127 'Graf Zeppelin', 1.5 in. diameter, struck in Berlin, 1928, by J. Bernhart. The face of the medal features staggered portraits of Ferdinand von Zeppelin and Hugo Eckner while the reverse shows an airship in the clouds over the sea. Pristine condition with no tarnish or dents.

Lot: 1988 - 'WORLD TRIP OF THE LZ 127' GRAF ZEPPELIN SILVER MEDAL

'WORLD TRIP OF THE LZ 127' GRAF ZEPPELIN SILVER MEDAL A silver medal honoring the World Trip made by the airship LZ 127 in 1929, 1.5 in. diameter, struck in Berlin, 1929, by O. Gloeckler. The face of the medal features portraits of Ferdinand von Zeppelin, Hugo Eckner, and Ludwig Durr while on the verso is a globe with the stations and dates of the route taken. Pristine condition with no tarnish or dents, likely uncirculated. The Graf Zeppelin completed its around the world trip in August of 1929, and the journey as a whole took 21 days to complete.

Lot: 1989 - 'FIRST VOYAGE OF THE GRAF ZEPPELIN' SILVER MEDAL

'FIRST VOYAGE OF THE GRAF ZEPPELIN' SILVER MEDAL A silver medal honoring the first voyage made by the LZ 127 'Graf Zeppelin', 1.5 in. diameter, struck in Berlin, 1928, by J. Bernhart. The face of the medal features staggered portraits of Ferdinand von Zeppelin and Hugo Eckner while the reverse shows an airship in the clouds over the sea. Very fine condition with no tarnish or dents.

Lot: 1990 - 'FIRST VOYAGE OF THE GRAF ZEPPELIN' SILVER MEDAL

'FIRST VOYAGE OF THE GRAF ZEPPELIN' SILVER MEDAL A silver medal honoring the first voyage made by the LZ 127 'Graf Zeppelin', 1.5 in. diameter, struck in Berlin, 1928, by J. Bernhart. The face of the medal features staggered portraits of Ferdinand von Zeppelin and Hugo Eckner while the reverse shows an airship in the clouds over the sea. Very fine condition with no tarnish or dents.

Lot: 1991 - LZ 130 'GRAF ZEPPELIN' AND ZEPPELIN 100TH BIRTHDAY SILVER MEDAL

LZ 130 'GRAF ZEPPELIN' AND ZEPPELIN 100TH BIRTHDAY SILVER MEDAL Silver medal commemorating the christening of the LZ 130 Graf Zeppelin II airship and the 100th birthday of Ferdinand von Zeppelin, 1.5 in. diameter, struck in Berlin, 1938. The face features a bust of von Zeppelin surrounded by a laurel wreath while the reverse shows an airship above the name of the LZ 130 and birthdate of von Zeppelin. Excellent condition, likely uncirculated.

Lot: 1992 - 'ON THE WORLD TOUR WITH COUNT ZEPPELIN' SILVER MEDAL

'ON THE WORLD TOUR WITH COUNT ZEPPELIN' SILVER MEDAL A fine silver medal commemorating LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin's trip around the world, 1.5 in. diameter, struck in Berlin, 1929, by Karl Goetz. The face depicts Hugo Eckner in relief while the reverse features an airship on a globe with the names of stops made including Tokyo, Los Angeles, and Lakehurst. Very fine condition.

Lot: 1993 - ZEPPELIN WORLD TOUR SILVER MEDAL

ZEPPELIN WORLD TOUR SILVER MEDAL A rare silver medal honoring the world tour of airship LZ 127 'Graf Zeppelin', 2.5 in. diameter, struck in Berlin, 1929, by Mayer and Wilhelm, featuring a portrait of Ferdinand von Zeppelin on the face and a projection of the northern hemisphere on the reverse marking the trip's stops. A few minor scratches, else fine condition.

Lot: 1994 - 'MEMORY OF THE TRIPS OF THE GRAF ZEPPELIN'

'MEMORY OF THE TRIPS OF THE GRAF ZEPPELIN' A fine bronze commemorative medal, 2.5 in. diameter, struck in Berlin, 1928, by Mayer and Wilhelm, honoring trips made by the Graf Zeppelin. The face features a naked youth with propellers in each hand while the reverse depicts a portrait of Ferdinand von Zeppelin in a recessed square. Slight discoloration on both sides, else fine.

Lot: 1995 - GRAF ZEPPELIN IN DARMSTADT MEDAL

GRAF ZEPPELIN IN DARMSTADT MEDAL A rare one-sided bronze medal honoring the airship LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin's first landing in the German city of Darmstadt, 3 in. diameter, 1930, by Wiedmann, depicting a Zeppelin in clouds over the buildings of Darmstadt with two unclothed athletes before it. Two mounting holes present. Minor stains with light scratches.

Lot: 1996 - LZ 127 GRAF ZEPPELIN AMERICA FLIGHT SILVER MEDAL

LZ 127 GRAF ZEPPELIN AMERICA FLIGHT SILVER MEDAL Silver medal by Bayer honoring the first trip the airship LZ 127 'Graf Zeppelin' made to America, 1.25 in. diameter, struck in Berlin, 1928. The face features two airships crossing over waves while the reverse depicts a pair of shaking hands. Very fine condition. Housed in a contemporary cardboard box.

Lot: 1997 - ZEPPELIN DONATION MEDAL

ZEPPELIN DONATION MEDAL A cast bronze medal given to individuals who donated to the Zeppelin company, 3.5 in. diameter, 1925, by C. Stock, featuring a nude male standing on rocks in front of rough seas while holding an eagle over his head. The verso depicts a Zeppelin in flight with six lines in German from a poem called 'Beherzigung' written by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Fine condition.

Lot: 1998 - ZEPPELIN DONATION MEDAL

ZEPPELIN DONATION MEDAL A cast bronze medal given to individuals who donated to the Zeppelin company, 7.5 in. diameter, 1925, by C. Stock, featuring a nude male standing on rocks in front of rough seas while holding an eagle over his head. The verso depicts a Zeppelin in flight with six lines in German from a poem called 'Beherzigung' written by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Fine condition.

Lot: 1999 - ZEPPELIN DONATION BADGE

ZEPPELIN DONATION BADGE A rare oval pin given to individuals who donated to the Zeppelin company, 1.5 x 1.75 in., 1927, featuring a Zeppelin sailing over the globe and reading 'Zeppelin Eckener Spende.' On the verso is a manufacturer's stamp from 'Kukemal: Kruse and Sonne.' Slight discoloration on the verso, else very good.

Lot: 2000 - ZEPPELIN DONATION MEDAL

ZEPPELIN DONATION MEDAL A cast bronze medal given to individuals who donated to the Zeppelin company, 5 in. diameter, 1925, by C. Stock, featuring a nude male standing on rocks in front of rough seas while holding an eagle over his head. The verso depicts a Zeppelin in flight with six lines in German from a poem called 'Beherzigung' written by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Fine condition.

Lot: 2001 - GRAF ZEPPELIN 'CIRCUMNAVIGATION OF THE WORLD' MEDAL

GRAF ZEPPELIN 'CIRCUMNAVIGATION OF THE WORLD' MEDAL A small commemorative medal made of red Bottger stoneware honoring the airship Graf Zeppelin's trip around the world, 2 in. diameter, depicting the airship on either side flying around the globe, surrounded by the names of its various stops. Fine condition.

Lot: 2002 - GRAF ZEPPELIN 'CIRCUMNAVIGATION OF THE WORLD' MEDAL

GRAF ZEPPELIN 'CIRCUMNAVIGATION OF THE WORLD' MEDAL A small commemorative medal made of red Bottger stoneware honoring the airship Graf Zeppelin's trip around the world, 2 in. diameter, depicting the airship on either side flying around the globe, surrounded by the names of its various stops. Fine condition.

Lot: 2003 - GRAF ZEPPELIN 'CIRCUMNAVIGATION OF THE WORLD' MEDAL

GRAF ZEPPELIN 'CIRCUMNAVIGATION OF THE WORLD' MEDAL A small commemorative medal made of white Bottger stoneware honoring the airship Graf Zeppelin's trip around the world, 2 in. diameter, depicting the airship on either side flying around the globe, surrounded by the names of its various stops. Fine condition.

Lot: 2004 - GRAF ZEPPELIN 'CIRCUMNAVIGATION OF THE WORLD' MEDAL

GRAF ZEPPELIN 'CIRCUMNAVIGATION OF THE WORLD' MEDAL A small commemorative medal made of white Bottger stoneware honoring the airship Graf Zeppelin's trip around the world, 2 in. diameter, depicting the airship on either side flying around the globe, surrounded by the names of its various stops. Fine condition.

Lot: 2005 - GRAF ZEPPELIN 'AROUND THE WORLD TRIP' AIRMAIL

GRAF ZEPPELIN 'AROUND THE WORLD TRIP' AIRMAIL A lot of four pieces of air mail, varying sizes, bearing the 'First Round the World Flight' stamp that shows it was flown by the German airship LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin on its famous trip in August of 1929. The mail was sent from various locations and are all postmarked August of 1929. Conditions vary but mostly good

Lot: 2006 - 'GRAF ZEPPELIN WELTFLUG' POCKET WATCH

'GRAF ZEPPELIN WELTFLUG' POCKET WATCH A very rare pocket watch engraved to commemorate the around the world trip made by the German airship LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin in 1929. The 2 in. diameter watch was made by the Doxa Swiss Watch company, 'anti magnetique' style, and in working condition when found. It is engraved on the reverse with an airship atop a globe with the name and date of the ship's around the world flight. Watch has not been cleaned or polished yet still in very good condition.

Lot: 2007 - GRAF ZEPPELIN POCKET KNIFE

GRAF ZEPPELIN POCKET KNIFE Gold finish Graf Zeppelin commemorative pocket knife, maker not identified. The case bears relief images on both sides of the airship flying over a German town. The two stainless blades are in very good condition with a few light scratches. Fine condition.

Lot: 2008 - 'ZEPPELIN-WELTFAHRTEN' CIGARETTE BOOKS

'ZEPPELIN-WELTFAHRTEN' CIGARETTE BOOKS A two volume set of cigarette card books: 'Zeppelin-Weltfahrten I and II' (Lohse: Dresden), 1933 and 1934, both unpaginated 13.25 x 9.5 in., the volumes provide a history of the various zeppelins, their development and construction. Very detailed and well-illustrated, complete with maps, diagrams, flight plans, and containing 265 and 155 miniature cigarette card photographs respectively, each 1.5 x 2 in. b/w. Scenes include zeppelin construction, notable Zeppelin engineers, people riding in Zeppelins, and aerial photographs of landscapes such as the Italian Alps, Spanish, French, and German cities, and the Mediterranean Sea. Both are in very fine condition.

Lot: 2009 - 'ZEPPELIN - YESTERDAY AND TOMORROW'

Illustrated book 'Zeppelin - Gestern und Morgen History of German aviation from Friedrichshafen to Frankfurt am Main' (Berlin: Freiheitsverlag GMBH), 1938. 104pp. 8vo., illustrated covers. A fine history of German airships, with multiple illustrations occupying one-third of the book, schematic drawings, etc. Front cover a bit scuffed with small tear to spine, overall very good.

Lot: 2010 - 'LZ 126' USS LOS ANGELES FLIGHT MEDAL

'LZ 126' USS LOS ANGELES FLIGHT MEDAL A bronze medal commemorating the transatlantic flight made by the German built airship 'LZ 126', later renamed USS Los Angeles, on October 12-15, 1924. The 1.5 in. diameter medal features a relief image of a human wearing a winged wreath around his head holding an airship overseas, while the reverse features a relief portrait of Hugo Eckner. Fine condition.

Lot: 2011 - 'LZ 126' USS LOS ANGELES LAUNCH COIN

'LZ 126' USS LOS ANGELES LAUNCH COIN A fine silver coin honoring the launch of the German built airship 'LZ 126' which was renamed the USS Los Angles after it was given to the United States as war reparations. The coin is 1.25 in. diameter, featuring a relief portrait of Hugo Eckner on the face, while the reverse depicts the airship in flight with an inscription in German listing its notable trips. Slightly worn likely from circulation, else fine.

Lot: 2012 - 'LZ 126' USS LOS ANGELES LAUNCH COIN

'LZ 126' USS LOS ANGELES LAUNCH COIN A fine silver coin honoring the launch of the German built airship 'LZ 126' which was renamed the USS Los Angles after it was given to the United States as war reparations. The coin is 1.25 in. diameter, featuring a relief portrait of Hugo Eckner on the face, while the reverse depicts the airship in flight with an inscription in German listing its notable trips. Slightly worn likely from circulation, else fine.

Lot: 2013 - GRAF ZEPPELIN COMMEMORATIVE PIN

GRAF ZEPPELIN COMMEMORATIVE PIN A rare bronze enameled pin in green commemorating the first commercial flight of the LZ 127 'Graf Zeppelin' airship, 1.75 in. It depicts an airship in the clouds over an ocean surrounded by a green border which reads 'Luftschiff LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin.' On the reverse is a manufacturer's stamp 'FLL.' Moderate tarnish on both sides.

Lot: 2014 - ZEPPELIN TRIANGLE PIN

ZEPPELIN TRIANGLE PIN A small stick pin, 2.75 in. long, with a triangular blue enamel top bearing an image of a zeppelin airship and the initials 'LZ.' No other marks present. Fine.

Lot: 2015 - 'THE ORIENT FLIGHT'

'THE ORIENT FLIGHT' A very fine limited edition hardcover book titled 'The Orient Flight: LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin' by Fred Blau and Cyril Deighton, (Washington D.C.: Germany Philatelic Society Inc.), 1980, 136pp. 8vo., exploring the development of air mail and the roles which the Zeppelins played in its execution. Very rare, only 1000 copies were printed. Inscribed and signed on the front fly leaf by both authors in addition to a signed book plate. Slight edge wear to the spine else excellent condition.

Lot: 2016 - AMERICAN ASTRONAUTS (33)

Great official NASA poster, 19.5 x 24 in. (sight), titled 'Planet Earth', showing an incredible photograph of Earth taken from the GOES 8 satellite atop a black background, signed by 33 astronauts and NASA employees in mainly silver and gold inks. Signatures include: JOHN GLENN, SHANNON LUCID, KENN CHILTON, C. MEADE, JOHN GRUNSFELD, BONNIE DUNBAR, EILEEN COLLINS, JAMES MCDIVITT, KEN MATTINGLY, E. TRINCH, RICK HAUCK, ROBERT L. CRIPPEN, FRED GREGORY, CARL WALZ, MIKE LOVAGE, TOM JONES, DAN BARRY, SCOTT ALTMAN, STEVE OSWALD, CHIAKI MUKAI, BREWSTER SHAW, ELLEN OCHOA, BILL GREGORY, and more unidentified. The bottom-left corner bears the publisher's line: 'National Aeronautics and Space Administration...Goddard Space Flight Center'. Beautifully framed to a total size of 23.5 x 27.5 in. Very fine condition.

Lot: 2017 - JAMES LOVELL

JAMES LOVELL (b. 1928) Astronaut and a retired Navy captain, most famous as the commander of the Apollo 13 mission, which suffered a critical failure en route to the Moon but was brought back safely to Earth by the efforts of the crew and mission control. Vintage block of four Apollo 8 'In the beginning God...' earthrise stamps, signed 'James Lovell Apollo 8' in the white bottom gutter. Fine.

Lot: 2018 - JOHN GLENN

JOHN GLENN (1921 - 2016) American astronaut, the first American to orbit the Earth on February 20, 1962 and also became the oldest man to travel in space. Vintage block of four four-cent 'Project Mercury' postage stamps picturing a Mercury capsule in orbit, signed by Glenn in the white gutter. Fine.

Lot: 2019 - 'SPACE HANDBOOK'

'SPACE HANDBOOK' A vintage early Space Age Congressional publication titled 'Space Handbook: Astronautics and its Applications', (Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office), 1959, 253pp. 8vo., published by the Select Committee on Astronautics and Space Exploration detailing its findings on the applications of astronautics to space travel. Worn with a few pages torn.

Lot: 2020 - JOSEPH CONRAD

JOSEPH CONRAD (1857 - 1924) British novelist who drew upon his seafaring experiences in writing his classics 'Lord Jim', 'The Nigger of the Narcissus', and 'Heart of Darkness'. CONRAD ON HIS WRITING PHILOSOPHY Fine content T.L.S. with numerous holograph corrections and salutations, 1p. 4to., Kent, July 10, 1923, a philosophical response to a literary critic or writer who took issue with Conrad's work. In large part: '...I have read your friendly and interesting letter. Without referring to the book from which you quote (I refrain on purpose) I don't think there can be any difficulty in us understanding each other. What I meant to say, exactly, was that the mastery of art and also of life consists in the imaginative rendering (or view) of one's own experience (with, of course, all its mental and emotional associations); and this, if I understand your letter right, is what we both have been doing in our writing. I am afraid that you may find this answer unsatisfactory, but I assure you that whatever I may have written in the book you quote, this was all I meant to say. With my best wishes for your success in our damnable trade, Believe me very sincerely yours, J. Conrad'. One vertical fold, else fine. Conrad used his own memories as literary material so often that readers are tempted to treat his life and work as a single whole, and many of Conrad's characters are based on actual persons he had met.

Lot: 2021 - LOCK OF THOMAS HARDY'S HAIR

LOCK OF THOMAS HARDY'S HAIR (1840 - 1928) English poet and novelist whose works include 'Far From the Madding Crowd' and 'Tess of the d'Ubervilles.' An interesting relic, a healthy lock of Hardy's hair, sold with excellent provenance. Letters and documents accompanying the hair explain that it was acquired by Hardy's barber, W.G. Mills in Dorchester. The hair was given to a man named Gregory Stevens Cox who then donated it to the 'Thomas Hardy Yearbook'. From there it was acquired by a man who traded a first edition copy of one of Hardy's work for the relic. Fine condition.

Lot: 2022 - 'A MOVEABLE FEAST', FIRST EDITION

'A MOVEABLE FEAST', FIRST EDITION Ernest Hemingway's 'A Moveable Feast', (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons), 1964. First edition, 212pp. 8vo. Grey-green patterned boards quarter-bound in orange cloth with the author's name stamped in gold on the front board, gold lettering on the spine. Green endpapers and pastedowns. Not price-clipped. Illustrated with a few black and white photographs from Hemingway's life. A very attractive copy of this posthumously released book in which Hemingway recounts his experiences in Paris in the 1920s. Near fine, with very good dust jacket which is slightly rubbed at the extremities, minor unobtrusive chips and marginal tears.

Lot: 2023 - 'ACROSS THE RIVER AND INTO THE TREES', FIRST AMERICAN EDITION

'ACROSS THE RIVER AND INTO THE TREES', FIRST AMERICAN EDITION Ernest Hemingway's 'Across the River and Into the Trees' [New York: Charles Scribner`s Sons), 1950. 308pp. 8vo. First U.S. edition, with Scribner logo and letter 'A' on verso of title page. Title on spine is faded, Hemingway's gilt signature on cover is fine. With dust jacket bearing just a few tiny marginal chips and small tear on back, not price clipped.

Lot: 2024 - 'FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS', FIRST EDITION

'FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS', FIRST EDITION Ernest Hemingway's 'For Whom the Bell Tolls' (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons), 1940. First edition, first state, with the Scribner's 'A to the copyright page, and in the first issue jacket without the photographer's credit 'Arnold'. Original dust jacket with minor chipping and light rub to the front. Front flyleaf toned and detached, but inscribed and signed by MARY HEMINGWAY, May 15, 1969. Fine.

Lot: 2025 - ALEXANDER WOOLCOTT

(1887-1943) Famed American critic and commentator for 'The New Yorker' magazine. T.L.S. 'Alexander W.' on his personal letterhead, 2pp. 8vo., New York, March 14, 1928, to an unidentified playwright. In part: '...My life seems to be a grotesquely complicated mess of revenue officers that have to be paid and a small estate that has to be settled and old sick folk that have to be attended to. I look ahead to the middle of May when I want to get on that boat...Jed Harris worked all day yesterday with the authors on your play. I am engaged in an effort to persuade them that it must not be called 'Loved I Not Honor'...I have suggested 'The Hollow of Her Hand' which I must say I think is a good title...Perhaps I would know better if I had read it...' Fine condition.

Lot: 2026 - ALEXANDRE DUMAS, FILS

(1824 - 1895) French novelist and playwright, the natural son of Alexandre Dumas, pere. A.L.S., 1p. 8vo., [n.p., n.d.], to a lady and untranslated due to his cramped hand, but mentions 'the poorest of men', possibly in relation to a mutual acquaintance. Fine.

Lot: 2027 - ALLEN GINSBERG

ALLEN GINSBERG (1926 - 1997) American poet of the 'Beat Generation', author of 'Howl' and 'Kaddish'. S.P., 7.25 x 7.5 in. (sight), b/w, standing pose of Ginsberg with fellow poet LAMONT STEPTOE (b. 1949) who also signs on the matt. Matted and framed. Fine condition.

Lot: 2028 - EDGAR A. GUEST

EDGAR A. GUEST (1881-1959) Prolific English-born American poet who was popular in the first half of the 20th century and became known as the 'People's Poet.' Handwritten copy of his poem 'Mother' on the verso of his transcript of a Rudyard Kipling poem: 'Mother o' Mine.' Signed at the conclusion of his poem. A few tears along creases have been repaired with tape. Fine condition.

Lot: 2029 - EUGENE O'NEILL

EUGENE O'NEILL (1888-1953) American playwright and Nobel Laureate whose famous work 'Long Day's Journey into Night' is considered one of the finest American plays of the 20th century. Rare hardcover, first edition signed copy of his Pulitzer Prize winning work 'Strange Interlude', (New York: Boni and Liveright), 1928, approx. 300pp. 4to. Cover moderately worn with tears to the binding and discoloration, pages slightly toned.

Lot: 2030 - H. RIDER HAGGARD

(1856 - 1925) English novelist, author of King Solomon's Mines (1885), Allan Quatermain (1887), and She (1887), all in rough but colorful prose. A.L.S. on his Ditchingham House, Norfolk letterhead, 4pp. 8vo., Apr. 9, 1906 to a 'Mr. McLaren'. In part: '...I am leaving London...the above is my permanent address...to communicate with me re the Coast Defense Commission. I have sent Mr. Lloyd [?] the books (Rural England) as the new edition in not yet out...' Fold, else very good.

Lot: 2031 - JAMES REYNOLDS

(1891-1957) Irish American writer of non-fiction and short stories. Signed brochure titled 'Palladio's Spirit in Ireland' (New York: Publisher not identified), 1944, 5pp. 8 in. x 11 in., following the story of a ship called 'Ballyscullion' and the role it played in late 19th century Irish history. Also included with an A.L.S. 'Jimmy R.' on personal letterhead, 2pp. 8vo., New York, [n.d.], a letter of transmittal for printed sketches done by Reynolds to unknown individuals. Also included are the seven 8 in. x 10 in., printed sketches referenced in the letter, five of which bear Reynolds's initials on the verso with inscriptions. All in fine condition. Seven signed items.

Lot: 2032 - JOHN MASEFIELD

(1878 - 1967) English poet and playwright, and Poet Laureate for the United Kingdom from 1930 until his death. A.L.S., 1p. 8vo., [n.p.,n.d.], to Mr. Fischer in full: 'I thank you for your very kind letter of congratulation. I regret that it is not possible for me to thank all my gracious friends with a written letter...' Fine condition.

Lot: 2033 - PADRAIC COLUM

(1881-1972) Irish poet, novelist, dramatist, biographer, playwright, and collector of folklore. He was one of the leading figures of the Irish Literary Revival. Good content A.L.S. on hotel letterhead, 2pp. 8vo., Baltimore, Oct. 13, 1947 to an unknown Irish writer. In part: '...Your reading of your stories and poems was truly memorable and the Irish Literary and Arts Society are indeed beholden to you. Personally, I enjoyed every minute of your reading...you were the Shanachie with such dignity, everyone in the audience knew what a great figure that Shanachies was...a magnificent impression...The Thinker's[?] is a great story and you made it even greater...' Very good.

Lot: 2034 - PAUL VALERY

PAUL VALERY (1871 – 1945) French poet, essayist, and philosopher. A.L.S., 1p. 8vo., [n.p., 'Friday'], to 'My dear Dujardin' regretting that we will be unable to attend the next meeting of the 'committee' citing his heavy work schedule and the likeliness that he will be traveling the following week. Lightly toned, else very good.

Lot: 2035 - ROBERT HICHENS

(1864-1950) English novelist and short story writer. Signed hardcover copy of 'The Near East' (New York: The Century Co.), 1913. Approx. 270pp. 8vo., describing the geography in the areas of Greece and Dalmatia, as well as famous cities and feats of architecture. The cover and spine of the book bear intricate gilding. Hichens signs the front flyleaf with a dedication. Fine condition.

Lot: 2036 - THOMAS A. DALY

(1871-1948) American Irish poet known for his comedic style and use of Italian and Irish American dialects in his works. First edition hardcover copy of 'Madrigal' (Philadelphia: David Mckay and Co.), 1911. Approx. 175pp. 8vo., a compilation of almost one hundred different poems. Daly signs the front flyleaf with a dedication that is dated 'October 1928.' The front cover is beginning to break at the gutter, else fine.

Lot: 2037 - THOMAS MOORE

(1779 - 1852) Irish poet, singer, and entertainer, best remembered for the lyrics of 'The Minstrel Boy' and 'The Last Rose of Summer'. He was responsible, with John Murray, for burning Lord Byron's memoirs after his death. A.Q.S., 1p. 8vo., [n.p.], November, 1842, four lines from his poem 'On Music', in full: 'Music, oh, how faint, how weak, / Language fades before thy spell! / Why should Feeling ever speak, / When thou canst breathe her soul so well?'. Very good. Mounted to the front flyleaf of his collection of poems: 'The Loves of the Angels' (London: Longman, Hurst...), 1823. 148pp. 8vo., in soiled, papered covers with paper label, in a (damaged) red leather slipcase.

Lot: 2038 - THOMAS MOORE

(1779 - 1852) Irish poet, singer, and entertainer, best remembered for the lyrics of 'The Minstrel Boy' and 'The Last Rose of Summer'. He was responsible, with John Murray, for burning Lord Byron's memoirs after his death. A.N.S. in the third person, 1p. 8vo., 'Bay St., Monday Night', June 8, 1831, in full: 'Mr. Moore regrets extremely that a prior engagement will prevent him from having the honor of waiting upon Lord Warrington today.' Fine.

Lot: 2039 - YEVGENY YEVTUSHENKO

YEVGENY YEVTUSHENKO (1933 – 2017) Russian poet. He was also a novelist, essayist, dramatist, screenwriter, publisher, actor, editor and director of several films. T.Ms.S.,1p. 8vo., [n.p., n.d.], an excerpt from his novel 'Ardabiola', signed at the conclusion. Fine.

Lot: 2040 - ZANE GREY

(1872-1939) American author best known for his popular adventure and western novels. In addition to having great success selling printed works, many of Grey's novels or short stories have been adapted into movies or T.V. shows. Pages from one of Grey's diaries (unsigned), 5pp. 4to., [n.p.], May to June 1928, mostly describing hiking trips as well as beginning a new book. In part: '...This morning I got up early, dressed in heavy clothes, and started up the mountain road, the first time in three years...A golden eagle soared over me, close enough for me to see his speckled breast...Yesterday I started another novel, the third since last Oct. Arizona Aimes. It is easy and thrilling to write. I get a strange ecstasy about the creation of characters and the expression of my feeling for places...' File holes on the left margin, else fine. Arizona Aimes was a western story published by Grey in 1932, and it would inspire the 1937 Hollywood movie 'Thunder Trail.'

Lot: 2041 - SEABOARD AIR LINE $1,000 GOLD BONDS

Lot of three $1,000 5% uncancelled gold bonds issued by Seaboard Air Line railroad, printed by American Bank Note Company, New York. Most coupons remain. The Seaboard Air Line Railroad (reporting mark SAL), which styled itself 'The Route of Courteous Service', was an American railroad whose corporate existence extended from April 14, 1900 until July 1, 1967, when it merged with the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, its longtime rival, to form the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad. The company was headquartered in Portsmouth, Virginia until 1958, when its main offices were relocated to Richmond, Virginia. The main line of the Seaboard ran from Richmond via Raleigh, North Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, and Savannah, Georgia to Jacksonville, Florida, a major interchange point for passenger trains bringing travelers to Florida. With a fine vignette of locomotives at top.

Lot: 2042 - JOHN WANAMAKER

JOHN WANAMAKER (1838-1922) American merchant, religious leader, civic and political figure, considered by some to be the father of modern advertising and a pioneer in marketing. Lot of two signed pieces, includes a T.L.S. on his business letterhead, 1p. 8vo., Philadelphia, June 5, 1895 to Frederick L. Chapman in Chicago. In part: '...I am very much interested in the work of the Boys' Brigade which is not far from at its best in the church to which I belong; but I have not seen my way clear to accept the Presidency of the National Organization. I will consider it...' Sold with a separate signature. Very good. The Boys' Brigade is an international interdenominational Christian youth organization, conceived by the Scottish businessman Sir William Alexander Smith to combine drill and entertaining activities with Christian values. Today it has 750,000 members.

Lot: 2043 - EARLY COAL SHIPPING LEDGER

EARLY COAL SHIPPING LEDGER Bound ledger book, 10 x 12 in., a 'Coal Record' maintained by M.T. Bennett, Jr. & Co., 1875 to 1896, listing hundreds of colliers, the names of the vessels, tons and grades of coal carried, loading and discharge ports, freights charged and profits for carriage, and the total amount paid for carriage. It appears that much of this trade was to and from Massachusetts and nearby ports. Very good.

Lot: 2044 - 'WHITE AND KEMBLE'S ATLAS AND DIGEST OF RAILROAD MORTGAGES', CA. 1902

Great railroad atlas: 'White and Kemble's Atlas and Digest of Railroad Mortgages,' featuring approx. 18 hand-colored American railroad maps, each 17.5 x 12.5 in. and mounted on cardboard. Each shows the different rail lines, the rail companies for each region, and mortgage information for each company. Companies shown include the Long Island Railroad; Illinois Central Railroad Company; Louisiana & Nashville Railroad; Chesapeake & Ohio Railway; Missouri Pacific Railroad Company; and many others. Disbound with some pages and maps surely absent, notably chipping and toning, generally worn from age and use.

Lot: 2045 - JEAN-FRANCOIS MILLET

JEAN-FRANCOIS MILLET (1814 - 1875) French artist and one of the founders of the Barbizon school in rural France. Millet is noted for his paintings of peasant farmers and can be categorized as part of the Realism art movement. Toward the end of his career he became increasingly interested in painting pure landscapes. Rare and most desirable original signed pencil sketch depicting a front view of the head of a ram beside that of a ewe. Beneath, the great artist as noted the location of the drawing 'Spelios' and initialed if 'J. F. M.' 'Spelios' Dimensions 4 x 3 in. The 'Spelios' referred to by Millet was in all likelihood Mege Spileo (commonly called 'Spelio'), the oldest and most impressive monastery in Greece, near Kalavryta. Greece, and particularly the Kalavryta area, would have inspired the rural-oriented Millet, whose works also incorporated Greek themes. Obtained from the top autograph expert in France.

Lot: 2046 - CLAUDE MONET

CLAUDE MONET (1840 - 1926) French painter and a most important founder on the Impressionist movement, perhaps best remembered for his gentle renderings of water lilies and pastoral scenes. Good content A.L.S. on his fanciful Giverny letterhead, 2pp. 8vo., Giverny, Sep. 26, 1901 in his signature lavender ink to Monsieur Graverau, who supplied the artist with his preferred wines. Monet mentions that he is late in responding to his friend, and hopes that he is doing well. He then requests that the man provide him with: '...five casks of white wine and three of red...I hope to be able to count on it despite being late...' and notes that he is sending along his empty casks. A fine, bold signature, unlike so many other Monets which are often faded.

Lot: 2047 - YOUSUF KARSH

YOUSUF KARSH (1908-2002) One of the most famous and accomplished portrait photographers of all time, Karsh photographed portraits of some of the most distinguished individuals of the 20th Century, his most well known being the 'Roaring Lion' portrait of Winston Churchill. A group of four signed items, includes two signed Christmas cards, an A.L.S. on studio letterhead dated 1959, and a T.L.S. on personal letterhead dated 1962. Accompanied by another typed letter dated 1989 with a facsimile signature and an official Karsh portrait of himself.

Lot: 2048 - 'THE FISHERMAN' ORIGINAL PAINTING BY BILL HUGHES

'THE FISHERMAN' ORIGINAL PAINTING BY BILL HUGHES Original oil on canvas painting: 'The Fisherman' by acclaimed landscape artist BILL HUGHES (1932-1992), the artwork depicting a Native American fisherman, probably from the West Coast, dressed in furs with a line draped over his shoulder. The canvas measures 16 in. x 20 in., set into an attractive 25 in. x 29 in. natural wood frame.

Lot: 2049 - AL CAPP

(1909 - 1979) American cartoonist, creator of Lil Abner. Signed color lithograph, 36 x 22.25 in., limitation no. 159/250, a great image of 'Lil Abner' characters Little Abner Yokum and Mammy Yokum recoiling from a brightly colored bird, who is screaming: 'PROVE TO ME YOU LOVE ME!!'. Signed 'Al Capp '74' in pencil at lower right. Framed.

Lot: 2050 - BILL GALLO

(1922-2011) American cartoonist and newspaper columnist for the New York Daily News, known for his sports cartoons. A signed illustration penned on Daily News letterhead, 1p. 4to., New York, [n.d.], featuring his character 'Basement Bertha' dedicated to a fan. Signed in the bottom right. Fine condition.

Lot: 2051 - CARTOON ARTISTS

CARTOON ARTISTS Lot of five items signed by American cartoonists including: LOUISE B. SPIER, signed color sketch, JACK SPARLING (1916-1997), signed sketch with a short inscription, CHET SMITH (1936-1984,) T.L.S., VAUGHN SHOEMAKER (1902-1991), signed sketch of his character John Q. Public, and DON SHEPPARD (1917-2008), signed card. All in fine condition, five signed items.

Lot: 2052 - CHARLES M. SCHULZ

CHARLES M. SCHULZ (1922 - 2000) American cartoonist and creator of Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and the rest of the Peanuts gang. T.L.S. on personal letterhead, 1p. 8vo., California, December 19, 1968, responding to a letter and gift sent by a fan. Accompanied by an original mailing envelope and the fan's letter. Fine condition.

Lot: 2053 - H. T. WEBSTER

(1885-1952) American cartoonists know for works such as 'The Timid Soul', 'Bridge', and 'Life's Darkest Moments.' Signed watercolor on a 3 x 4 in. sheet featuring an old man smoking a cigar, signed at dated 1925. Fine condition.

Lot: 2054 - HENRY A. OGDEN PRINTS

HENRY A. OGDEN PRINTS Lot of three printed illustrations done by famous American artist Henry A. Ogden (1856-1936), varying sizes, color, [n.p., n.d.], featuring scenes such as George Washington addressing his fellow generals, British soldiers greeting colonial citizens, and British soldiers sitting in a woman's parlor. Edgewear and tears throughout, adhesive residue, one is matted. Sold with another substantially damaged printed lithograph by Ogden titled 'Hudson's Vision.'

Lot: 2055 - HENRY A. OGDEN WATERCOLORS

HENRY A. OGDEN WATERCOLORS Lot of four original watercolors on canvas done by American artist Henry A. Ogden (1856-1936), each 14 x 7.5 in., depicting characters from the Shakespearean play 'Twelfth Night' including Viola, Sebastian, Maria, and Roberto the Sea Captain. All are moderately toned with chipping at the edges.

Lot: 2056 - MILTON CANIFF

(1907-1988) American cartoonist most famous for his works such as the 'Terry and the Pirates' and 'Steven Canyon' comic strips. A.L.S., 1p. 8vo., [n.p.], Nov. 25, 1975, letter of transmittal sending a drawing to a fan. Included with a photocopy of the signed drawing mentioned as well as a hand-addressed postal envelope. Fine condition.

Lot: 2057 - RUBE GOLDBERG

(1883 - 1970) American cartoonist known especially for the cartoon contraptions created by his character Prof. Lucifer Gorgonzola Butts, as well as being the namesake for 'Rube Goldberg' machines - contraptions with a complicated series of steps only to perform simple tasks. T.L.S. on personal letterhead, 1p. 4to., New York, March 31, 1933, to Mr. Beatty declining an invitation to give a speech. In part: '...Accept my apologies for answering at this late date...I will be unable to accept your very kind invitation to speak at the Fort Washington Chamber of Commerce...I shall be glad to appear at some future time...and contribute to the insanity that is rapidly overtaking the world...' Fine condition.

Lot: 2058 - ENRICO CARUSO

ENRICO CARUSO (1873 - 1921) Italian tenor, very possibly the greatest of all time. His repertoire included over 40 operas such as I Pagliacci and La Boheme. A.N.S. signed 'E. Caruso' twice on the face of a picture postcard, Prague, May 4, 1904 to Pasquale Simonelli (1878–1960), an Italian-American banker who was instrumental in securing Caruso for the New York Metropolitan Opera. Throughout his life, he continued to engage other famous opera singers, including Maria Barrientos, Beniamino Gigli, Titta Ruffo, Riccardo Stracciari, and others for the Met. Not translated, but apparently friendly content. Caruso was fond of sending his friends postcards during his travels. Signed on the face at upper-right. Some offsetting from other postmarks, else very good.

Lot: 2059 - ENRICO CARUSO

ENRICO CARUSO (1873 - 1921) Italian tenor, very possibly the greatest of all time. His repertoire included over 40 operas such as I Pagliacci and La Boheme. A.N.S. on a picture postcard, 'E. Caruso', Prague, May 5, 1904 to Pasquale Simonelli (1878–1960), an Italian-American banker who was instrumental in securing Caruso for the New York Metropolitan Opera. Throughout his life, he continued to engage other famous opera singers, including Maria Barrientos, Beniamino Gigli, Titta Ruffo, Riccardo Stracciari, and others for the Met. Not translated, but apparently friendly content. Caruso was fond of sending his friends postcards during his travels. Signed on the face at upper-right. Some offsetting from other postmarks, else very good.

Lot: 2060 - ALICIA MARKOVA

(1910 - 2004) British ballerina and a choreographer, director and teacher of classical ballet. Most noted for her career with Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes and touring internationally, she was widely considered to be one of the greatest classical ballet dancers of the twentieth century. Pair of signed items, includes: T.L.S., 1p. 8vo., London, 1956, thanking a lady for a gift; with an S.P., 3.5 x 5.5 b/w, a pose in tutu, signed at bottom. Two pieces.

Lot: 2061 - CARRIE JACOBS-BOND

(1862-1946) American singer and songwriter who became the first woman to sell one million copies of a song with her hit 'I Love You Truly', regarded as the most successful female composer of her day. Good content T.L.S., 2pp. 4to., Hollywood, March 23, 1925, to a high school instructor sending her advice for high school kids. In part: '...working at something that you enjoy, work is pleasure and it is good to live...Find out what you enjoy the most, what you have the greatest talent for. Some folks want to be singers who have no voice. It is foolish in such a case to want to be a singer...And to succeed you have to work a good many times when you are very, very tired...A really ambitious person never works by the clock.' Included with another T.L.S. on personal letterhead, 1p. 8vo., Grossmont, Dec. 11, 1927, response to a request for a signed book, as well as a 7 x 9 in. S.P., featuring a b/w seated pose. Three signed items.

Lot: 2062 - CHARLES W. CADMAN

(1881 - 1946) American composer whose works often dealt with Native American themes, one of the founding members of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. A.M.Q.S. on personal letterhead, 1p. 8vo., Hollywood, [n.d.], four bars of music from one of Cadman's famous songs 'From the Land of the Sky Blue Water', signed with a dedication. Small pinhole at the bottom, uneven left edge, otherwise fine.

Lot: 2063 - GUSTAVE CHARPENTIER

GUSTAVE CHARPENTIER (1860 - 1956) French composer of orchestral suites, dramatic works, and operas. Nice content A.N.S. on the face of his personal calling card, Feb. 2, 1900, in full: 'My old [friend], Thanks for the good affectionate cigars. I hope to see you soon. Your loyal, G. Charpentier' Fine. With a period postcard photo.

Lot: 2064 - GUSTAVE CHARPENTIER

GUSTAVE CHARPENTIER (1860 - 1956) French composer of orchestral suites, dramatic works, and operas. A.L.S., 1p. 8vo. [n.p., n.d.], in French to a close friend. A bit difficult to read, but mentioning that his friends 'influences' are 'the same' and also dramatically mentioning 'emotions'. Worthy of a proper translation. Fine.

Lot: 2065 - HENRI REBER

HENRI REBER (1807 – 1880) French composer. His instrumental arrangement of Frederic Chopin's Funeral March from the Funeral March Sonata was played at the graveside during Chopin's burial at Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris on 30 October 1849. A.L.S. 1p. 8vo., [n.p., 'Sunday'], a very enthusiastic and exuberant letter agreeing with his correspondent. Light soiling.

Lot: 2066 - JEAN NOUGUES (9)

JEAN NOUGUES (9) (1875 – 1932) French composer of operas, most notably the opera Quo Vadis. Good lot of nine A.L.S.s, each about 8vo., in French, largely untranslated but content seems generally routine.

Lot: 2067 - JOHN S. WILLIAMS

(b. 1932) Academy Award winning American composer and conductor, he wrote numerous movie scores, including Star Trek, Jaws, Superman, and so forth. Black ink signature on a 3 x 5 in. index card. Fine.

Lot: 2068 - JULES MASSENET

JULES MASSENET (1842 - 1912) French composer of operas, concertos and ballets whose works include Manon, Sapho, and Don Quichotte. A.L.S. 2pp. 8vo., [n.p.], Apr. 13, 1896 in French to a friend. In part: '...I promise you to speak of you very warmly with 'Mr. Hensel[?] - I have to wait for that until my return. Patience...' Folds, some marginal wear and light toning thereat, else very good.

Lot: 2069 - KATHERINE DUNHAM

(1909 - 2006) African-American dancer, choreographer, and creator of the Dunham Technique. Dunham had one of the most successful dance careers in African-American and European theater of the 20th century, and directed her own dance company for many years. T.L.S. on her personal letterhead, 1p. 8vo., 'Broadway Theater', New York, Nov. 29, 1955. Dunham thanks her correspondent for a gift of handmade pot holders, and sends a photo of herself and her daughter whom she states: '...who is eight years old. She is on her way back to Switzerland...she does her lessons in French and German although she speaks English pretty well...' Very good. In 1950, Sol Hurok presented Katherine Dunham and Her Company in a dance revue at the Broadway Theater in New York, with a program composed of some of Dunham's best works.

Lot: 2070 - KATHERINE DUNHAM

(1909 – 2006) African-American dancer, choreographer, and creator of the Dunham Technique. Dunham had one of the most successful dance careers in African-American and European theater of the 20th century, and directed her own dance company for many years. I.S.P., 8 x 10 in. b/w, shows Dunham on a beach with her daughter Marie Christine, inscribed, signed, and dated 1955. Some file holes in left margin not affecting image, else fine.

Lot: 2071 - LUIGI CHERUBINI

LUIGI CHERUBINI (1760 - 1842) Italian classical composer who made significant contributions to opera and sacred music. Considered by Beethoven to be the greatest of his contemporaries. A.N.S., 1p. 3.75 x 2.75 in. (sight), [n.p., n.d], in French, untranslated. Matted and framed below an engraving of Cherubini. Toned, else fine condition.

Lot: 2072 - ZOLTAN KODALY

(1882 - 1967) Hungarian composer, ethnomusicologist, and philosopher. He is well known internationally as the creator of the Kodaly method of music education. Fine content A.L.S. 'Z. Kodaly', 1p. 4to., Budapest, Oct. 14, 1962. He regrets that obligations made it impossible for him to respond to his correspondent's 'honourable call' earlier, adding: '...If you had not yet performed it, I think my 'Summer Evening' would approximately suit the description you gave from the work wanted. With many thanks and greeting...' Fine.

Lot: 2073 - ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF 'THE BEATLES' FROM THE SET OF 'HELP!'

A fantastic collection of 83 original, hitherto unseen and unique Kodachrome slides of The Beatles, taken by world-famous New York salon owner and hairdresser Enrico Caruso while on the set of their film 'Help!'. In his four-page printed description of the event (included), Caruso describes how he had been contacted at the last moment by the prestigious women's magazine McCalls to photograph the Beatles for a feature in the magazine. The next day, he rushed to Nassau, Bahamas with two models for the shoot. He describes how the Beatles took off with his models for a day (!), how John Lennon crawled across the table at dinner, and about his treasured comb used on the band members' hair. The McCalls spread, 'Beauty and the Beatles', turned out to be a huge success for the magazine. 81 of the 83 slides, all of which are vivid and in very fine condition, are images of at least one or more members of the band, and they were taken during the filming of 'Help!', while traveling, on the beach, at meals, and with some showing the young men covered with lipstick 'kisses' happily applied by Caruso's models! One photo shows an unidentified Beatle from behind after having dropped his pants! Many shots are indirect, a few are from behind or blurred, but easily 60+ are excellent, historic views. These images are sold WITH COPYRIGHT which will be released to the buyer. Obtained directly from the son of Enrico Caruso. Caruso also was the next-door neighbor of...who also happened to be the next-door neighbor of our auctioneer! Absolutely and completely guaranteed to be original and unpublished.

Lot: 2074 - THE BEATLES, EARLY SET OF SIGNATURES

THE BEATLES, EARLY SET OF SIGNATURES A very early set of signatures of The Beatles, ca. 1962. Three signatures appear on a 4.5 x 3 inch pale green album page, those of JOHN LENNON, PAUL MCCARTNEY and PETE BEST who would later be replaced by Ringo Starr. All three have added 'Love' before signing, and several 'X's after. Also present is a signature of GEORGE HARRISON from the same period, penned in blue ink on a 5 x 3.25 in. card. Both are in fin condition. Sold with a 2013 letter of authenticity from Frank Caiazzo of Beatles Autographs, the undisputed world's authority on Beatles signatures.

Lot: 2075 - BEATLES-SIGNED APPLE CONTRACTS

BEATLES-SIGNED APPLE CONTRACTS Important grouping of three Apple Music contracts concerning three members of the Beatles and clearly demonstrating their inability to work together as members of the company's board of directors. All of the 1p. 4to. signed pages are from separate 1978 documents related to the appointment of directors to Apple, the titular holding company of their collective music recordings, lyrics, etc. One document, the second page of a two-page document, is signed by PAUL MCCARTNEY. It lists the two designates to the board of directors chosen by each director, who were the band members themselves. It is notable that McCartney has chosen his brother-in-law, John L. Eastman to represent him. Eastman was Linda's brother, who would later serve as McCartney's manager, along with his father Lee Eastman. The second document, signed by GEORGE HARRISON and dated Oct. 4, 1978, is a "Consent to Action" in which Harrison approves to the board's action: "John L. Eastman is elected as a director of the Corporation to succeed James Paul McCartney...to take effect upon the resignation of James Paul McCartney as a director...Yoko Ono Lennon is elected as a director of the Corporation to succeedd John Lennon...upon the resignation of John Lennon...George Harrison is re-elected as a director..." The third document, dated Sep. 29, 1978, is signed by YOKO ONO LENNON as a director and approves the appointment of Lynn Tannenbaum as Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. All three documents bear file holes but are otherwise fine. Also included is a 2014 letter of authenticity from internationally recognized Beatles handwriting expert Frank Caiazzo whose expertise is unquestionable. McCartney— represented by Eastman's father and ex-corporate counsel Lee Eastman — would later sue his fellow band members to dissolve the partnership, and he eventually succeeded. Eastman father and son would later manage McCartney's career and make him the most financially successful of the four Beatles.

Lot: 2076 - (THE BEATLES) 'A HARD DAYS NIGHT'

(THE BEATLES) 'A HARD DAYS NIGHT' Lot of material signed by two individuals pivotal in the production of the Beatles film 'A Hard Days Night' including director RICHARD LESTER (b. 1932), S.P., 8 x 10 in., b/w, showing him with the Beatles, and actor VICTOR SPINETTI (1929-2012), S.P., 8 x 10 in., b/w, showing him with John Lennon, with two signed cards. Four signed items. Fine condition.

Lot: 2077 - GEORGE MARTIN

GEORGE MARTIN (1926-2016) Longtime English record producer, most famous for his extensive involvement in the Beatles original albums, often referred to as the 'Fifth Beatle.' Two I.S.P.'s, one 8 x 10 in. and the other 5 x 7 in., both b/w, depicting Martin with the rest of the four Beatles, both signed at the top. Fine condition.

Lot: 2078 - THE ROLLING STONES

THE ROLLING STONES A great S.P., 8 x 10 in., b/w, depicting the Rolling Stones preforming in studio signed by two of the band members including the drummer CHARLIE WATTS (1941-2021) and bassist BILL WYMAN (b. 1936). Fine condition.

Lot: 2079 - CHARLIE WATTS

CHARLIE WATTS (1941-2021) Longtime drummer of the famous band 'The Rolling Stones.' S.P., 8 x 10 in., b/w, depicting Watts sitting at his drum set while on stage. Fine condition.

Lot: 2080 - LES PAUL

LES PAUL (1915 – 2009) American jazz, country, and blues guitarist, songwriter, and inventor. He was one of the pioneers of the solid-body electric guitar. Signed piece of his 'The Production Block' stationery, 1p. 4to., Harrisburg, [n.d.], dedicated to a fan. Fine condition.

Lot: 2081 - 'THE FOUR SEASONS'

'THE FOUR SEASONS' An early touring program for the famed American rock band 'The Four Seasons', unpaginated, 9.75 x 13 in., [n.p., n.d.], containing images and biographies of the four members, signed by each including BOB GAUDIO, JOE LONG, FRANKIE VALLI, and TOM DEVITO. Creased with chipping and edgewear to the covers.

Lot: 2082 - GEORGE HERMAN 'BABE' RUTH

GEORGE HERMAN 'BABE' RUTH (1895 - 1948) Legendary American baseball star and Hall of Famer who hit 60 home runs in 1927 and had a career total of 714. Great I.S.P. 5 x 7 in. sepia, a full-length pose in his Boston Red Sox uniform the team he played with for his first six professional years until 1919 when he was traded to the Yankees. Ruth signs at the bottom: 'To Sal Sincerely Babe Ruth'. What appear to be a few emulsion flaws near margins, else very good to fine. Signed photographs of Ruth as a Red Sock are especially rare!

Lot: 2083 - MUHAMMAD ALI 'TAKES A FALL'!

MUHAMMAD ALI 'TAKES A FALL'! (1942 - 2016) American boxer and three time heavyweight champion, stripped of his title for refusing military service. Pair of original candid photographs, each 4.5 x 3.25 color, depicting Ali during a visit to the troops in South Korea in 1976, the first showing him with his entourage, the second showing him typically mouthing-off to a soldier who foolishly chose to spar with him. A copy of a newspaper photo from the fight shows that shows that Ali 'took a fall' for PFC Larry D. Price. Thus, this is the only photo existing of Ali 'fixing' a fight!

Lot: 2084 - ARTHUR ASHE

ARTHUR ASHE (1943-1993) American tennis player who won three Grand Slam titles and is the only Black man to ever win a singles title at Wimbledon, the US Open, and the Australian Open. Signed copy of his book 'Arthur Ashe's Tennis Clinic', (New York: Golf Digest/Tennis Inc.), 1980, 145pp. 4to., inscribed on the title page to a fan. Slightly worn dust jacket present. Overall fine condition.

Lot: 2085 - 1980 MOSCOW OLYMPICS POSTERS (3)

1980 MOSCOW OLYMPICS POSTERS (3) Lot of three colorful Russian posters commemorating different events to be held at the 1980 Summer Olympic games held in Moscow, each 18 x 27 in., (printed by Plakat Publishing House: Moscow), 1979, the events featured include field hockey, volleyball, and rowing. The top shows a colorful white figure posing for each sport, and below is a black and white picture of athletes participating, labeled in Russian. All in fine condition. Eighty nations were represented at the Moscow Summer Games, the smallest number since 1956. Led by the United States, 66 countries boycotted the games entirely because of the Soviet-Afghan War. Several alternative events were held outside of Russia. Some athletes from some of the boycotting countries participated in events under the Olympic Flag.

Lot: 2086 - 'WALT DISNEY'S SKETCH BOOK', 1ST EDITION, ARTIST-SIGNED

'WALT DISNEY'S SKETCH BOOK', 1ST EDITION, ARTIST-SIGNED Rare first edition of the famous 'Walt Disney's Sketch Book of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' with rare, unclipped dust jacket (London: Collins), 1938. Beige cloth boards with black titles, unpaginated, about 100pp. 9.5 x 11.75 in., with 12 tipped-in color plates, tissue guards, numerous illustrations, illustrated endpapers, complete. The book is in fine condition, with only two light brown spots to the bottom of the spine, the dust jacket with a 1 in. tear at front, light wear at folds. The first illustrated page, the Dwarf's cabin, bears a large studio artist's proxy signature: 'Walt Disney '38' which adds to the overall presentation. This is one of the most sought after Disney books from its Golden Era - and there was no American edition published of this title at the time of its release.

Lot: 2087 - LOCK OF MARILYN MONROE'S HAIR

LOCK OF MARILYN MONROE'S HAIR MARILYN MONROE (1926-1962) Famed American actress and model, well known for playing 'dumb blonde' characters. An interesting relic, a lock of roughly 96 strands of Monroe's hair well preserved in a 1 x 1.5 in. glass case. Another identical glass case features an image of the actress. Both are housed in a small box labeled by her hairdresser Kenneth Battelle, famous as 'Mister Kenneth.' Batelle was known as the world's first celebrity hairdresser, and in addition to Marilyn Monroe, he counted Audrey Hepburn and Jacqueline Kennedy as his clients. He worked mostly in New York City, from the 1950s until his death in 2013. Small photo on top of the box features Kenneth Battelle and Monroe. The boxes with the hair and small photos do show their age of their fifty years. Overall good condition.

Lot: 2088 - ALEX TREBEK

(1940-2020) Famed American game show host and multiple Emmy Award winner who worked 37 seasons as the host of 'Jeopardy!' I.S.P., 8 x 10 in. b/w, a seated pose of Trebek in 1991, signed on the face with a dedication. Very fine condition.

Lot: 2089 - BASIL RATHBONE

BASIL RATHBONE (1892 - 1967) English stage and film actor, remembered for his superlative performance as Sherlock Holmes opposite Nigel Bruce's Dr. Watson. Blue ink signature on a 5 x 4.5 in. sheet. Fine condition.

Lot: 2090 - BURT REYNOLDS

BURT REYNOLDS (1936 - 2018) American actor and director known for his famous roles in 'Smokey and the Bandit', 'Deliverance', and 'The Longest Yard.' Voted the world's number one box office star for five consecutive years 1978-82. Signed television contract, 3pp. 4to., Los Angeles, July 6, 1977, promising Reynolds $1000 to be a guest star on 'The Keane Bros. Show. ' File holes at the top, else very fine.

Lot: 2091 - CHRISTOPHER REEVE

CHRISTOPHER REEVE (1952-2004) American actor and director best known for his role as Superman. S.P., 3.5 x 4.75 in., b/w, a scene from a Superman film, signed at the bottom. Mounted. Fine condition.

Lot: 2092 - DANIEL RADCLIFFE

DANIEL RADCLIFFE (b. 1989) English born actor who became famous for his role as Harry Potter in the famous fantasy series. S.P., 9.75 x 6.5 in., color, scene from one of the Harry Potter movies showing Radcliffe with other cast members. Fine condition.

Lot: 2093 - DEAN MARTIN

(1917 - 1995) American singer and actor, as a 'straight man' he was teamed with Jerry Lewis in a number of slapstick films. Vintage S.P, 7.5 in. x 9.5 in. b/w, a still from the 1969 movie 'Airport.' Signed in black ink at upper center. Bears a typed caption on the verso, Minor folds in the corners, pencil mark on the verso, else very good.

Lot: 2094 - DOOLEY WILSON

DOOLEY WILSON (1886 - 1953) Black American actor immortalized by his role as Sam in Casablanca. Rare black ink signature on a 5.25 x 4.5 in. sheet, he adding labels himself :as 'Casablanca Sam.' Lightly toned, else fine condition.

Lot: 2095 - EARLY ‘STAR TREK’ OFFICER CERTIFICATE

EARLY ‘STAR TREK' OFFICER CERTIFICATE A souvenir certificate from the makers of the famed show 'Star Trek', naming a fan a ‘Flight Deck Officer' of the USS Enterprise, 1p. 4to., [n.p., n.d.], printed on a blue background with an image of the ship, signed at the conclusion with a secretarial signature of the show's creator Gene Roddenberry. Chip to the bottom right, else fine condition. Certificates such as these were sent to fans that wrote to the creators in the early days of the show's history.

Lot: 2096 - ELSA MAXWELL

ELSA MAXWELL (1883 - 1963) American gossip columnist, author, and socialite. Known for her elaborate parties and is credited with the introduction of the use of scavenger and treasure hunts as party games. Scarce S.P., 8 x 10 in., b/w, chest up seated pose, signed on the front. Fine condition.

Lot: 2097 - ENTERTAINMENT STARS AUTOGRAPH BOOK

ENTERTAINMENT STARS AUTOGRAPH BOOK A superb collection of autographs from various entertainers, Hollywood stars, and other notables collected in a small album, approx. 80 signatures in all. Notable individuals include ELEANOR ROOSEVELT, J. EDWARD BROMBERG, JIMMY WALLINGTON, WALLY BROWN, ALAN CARNEY, ROLAND YOUNG, ROSCOE KARNS, ELEANOR GEHRIG, EDWARD E. HORTON, IRENE HERVEY, LOUIS CALHERN, ERNEST TRUEX, JANE WITHERS, EDMUND GWENN, COUNT BASIE, EDDIE CANTOR, VICTOR MATURE, MARY ASTOR, VICTOR JORY, HARLAN BRIGGS, JOE DOWNING, LEO CARRILLO, CAROLE LANDIS, CHARLES COBURN, 'THE ANDREWS SISTERS', SHIRLEY ROSS, SHIRLEY TEMPLE, JOHNNY MORRIS, EDDIE BRACKEN, ALLAN JONES, EDWARD HARRISON, DANA ANDREWS, PEGGY LEE, LEO DUROCHER, WOODY HERMAN, HORACE MCMAHON, JOE E. BROWN, TOMMY DORSEY, CHARLES BUTTERWORTH, CHARLES BOYER, NOAH BERRY, ROY ROGERS, GEORGE GIVOT, JOHNNIE JOHNSTON, RAY BOLGER, CONSTANCE BENNET, MICHAEL WHALEN, GERTRUDE NIESSEN, HALLIWELL HOBBES, MARY BOLAND, KATINA PAXINOU, JOHNNY GARFIELD, EDDIE ALBERT, CONELIA O. SKINNER, RONALD COLEMAN, LINDA DARNELL, EDGAR AND CHARLES BERGEN, 'THE DANCING DEMARCOS' JOAN EDWARDS, and roughly twenty other unidentified signatures. Cover of the book moderately worn and starting to tear from the binding. Overall good condition.

Lot: 2098 - FARRAH FAWCETT

FARRAH FAWCETT (1947 - 2009) Famed American actress, fashion model, and artist. Known for her roles in 'Charlie's Angels', 'Harry O', 'The Six Million Dollar Man', as well as the iconic swimsuit poster. S.P., 8 x 10 in., b/w, seated pose, signed across her image in black ink. Fine condition.

Lot: 2099 - HENRY HULL

HENRY HULL (1890 - 1977) American character actor known for his unique voice and his famous role in 'Werewolf of London.' I.S.P., 5 x 7 in., b/w, chest up seated pose, signed across his chest. Fine condition.

Lot: 2100 - HOLLYWOOD ACTORS AND PERFORMERS (9)

HOLLYWOOD ACTORS AND PERFORMERS (9) A good lot of photographs signed by nine notable Hollywood actors or performers, varying sizes, b/w and color, including VINCENT PRICE, EARTHA KITT (2), BETTE DAVIS, KIM NOVAK, LENA HORNE, JANE RUSSELL, THOMAS AND RICHARD SMOTHERS, and GREGORY PECK. Mostly fine.

Lot: 2101 - JACK DEMPSEY

JACK DEMPSEY (1895-1983) American professional boxer and cultural icon of the 1920s, reigning heavyweight champion from 1919-1926. His matches pioneered the practice of live broadcasted sporting events. Signed postcard featuring an illustration by James Montgomery Flagg titled 'Jack Dempsey Knocks Out Jess Willard', 4x 6 in., color, signed on the verso in blue ink. Fine condition.

Lot: 2102 - JACK NICHOLSON

(b. 1937) American film actor with an esteemed career spanning more than 60 years. Most famously known for his roles in 'Easy Rider', 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest', 'The Shining', 'Batman', and 'The Departed.' Lot of three official 'Batman' trading cards showing or referencing 'The Joker', 3.5 in x 2.5 in., signed boldly on the face. Fine.

Lot: 2103 - JANE ASHER

JANE ASHER (b.1946) English actress who achieved fame as a child actress and worked in TV and film throughout her career, most famous as the muse and girlfriend of Paul McCartney. Three S.P.'s, varying sizes, two color and one b/w, two are chest up portraits and one with Paul McCartney. Fine condition.

Lot: 2104 - JAYNE MANSFIELD ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH FOR PLAYBOY MAGAZINE

JAYNE MANSFIELD (1933 - 1967) American film, theater, and television actress. She was also a singer and nightclub entertainer as well as one of the early Playboy Playmates. Mansfield was a major Hollywood sex symbol during the 1950s and early 1960s while under contract at 20th Century Fox. She was also known for her well-publicized personal life and publicity stunts, such as 'wardrobe malfunctions'. Tragically killed in a car accident. Very rare original photographer's slide, a 35mm. Kodachrome transparency, 1.5 x 1.5 in., showing Mansfield outdoors and under a large, straw hat, presumably nude and with her arms in the air. The photograph was taken by WILLIAM READ WOODFIELD (1923-2001) during his famous shoot of Mansfield for her spread in the February, 1957 edition of Playboy - which sold over one million copies! The slide mount bears Woodfield's attribution, notes, and file numbers. This slide was obtained by us directly from Woodfield's widow, Lili Woodfield. William Woodfield was also known for his famous poolside series of photographs of Marilyn Monroe from 'Something's Got to Give,' his interviews of assassin Jack Ruby and his family (sold by us), and his work on television. Fine.

Lot: 2105 - JAYNE MANSFIELD ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH FOR PLAYBOY MAGAZINE

JAYNE MANSFIELD (1933 - 1967) American film, theater, and television actress. She was also a singer and nightclub entertainer as well as one of the early Playboy Playmates. Mansfield was a major Hollywood sex symbol during the 1950s and early 1960s while under contract at 20th Century Fox. She was also known for her well-publicized personal life and publicity stunts, such as 'wardrobe malfunctions'. Tragically killed in a car accident. Very rare original photographer's slide, a 35mm. Kodachrome transparency, 1.5 x 1.5 in., showing Mansfield outdoors in an unbuttoned white blouse. The photograph was taken by WILLIAM READ WOODFIELD (1923-2001) during his famous shoot of Mansfield for her spread in the February, 1957 edition of Playboy - which sold over one million copies! The slide mount bears Woodfield's attribution, notes, and file numbers. This slide was obtained by us directly from Woodfield's widow, Lili Woodfield. William Woodfield was also known for his famous poolside series of photographs of Marilyn Monroe from 'Something's Got to Give,' his interviews of assassin Jack Ruby and his family (sold by us), and his work on television. Negative is scuffed at bottom, else very good.

Lot: 2106 - JAYNE MANSFIELD ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH FOR PLAYBOY MAGAZINE

JAYNE MANSFIELD (1933 - 1967) American film, theater, and television actress. She was also a singer and nightclub entertainer as well as one of the early Playboy Playmates. Mansfield was a major Hollywood sex symbol during the 1950s and early 1960s while under contract at 20th Century Fox. She was also known for her well-publicized personal life and publicity stunts, such as 'wardrobe malfunctions'. Tragically killed in a car accident. Very rare original photographer's slide, a 35mm. Kodachrome transparency, 1.5 x 1.5 in., showing Mansfield outdoors in an unbuttoned white blouse. The photograph was taken by WILLIAM READ WOODFIELD (1923-2001) during his famous shoot of Mansfield for her spread in the February, 1957 edition of Playboy - which sold over one million copies! The slide mount bears Woodfield's attribution, notes, and file numbers. This slide was obtained by us directly from Woodfield's widow, Lili Woodfield. William Woodfield was also known for his famous poolside series of photographs of Marilyn Monroe from 'Something's Got to Give,' his interviews of assassin Jack Ruby and his family (sold by us), and his work on television. Negative is scuffed at bottom, else very good.

Lot: 2107 - JERRY COLONNA

JERRY COLONNA (1904 - 1986) American musician, actor, and comedian known for his roles in popular radio shows of the 40s and 50s. Fine I.S.P., 8 x 10 in., b/w, chest up seated pose, signed on the front. Very fine.

Lot: 2108 - JOSEPH COTTEN

JOSEPH COTTEN (1905 - 1994) American film, radio, and Broadway actor who gained fame for his roles in 'Citizen Kane' 'The Magnificent Ambersons', and Shadow of Doubt.' S.P., 8 x 10 in., b/w, chest up pose, signed on the front in black ink. Fine condition.

Lot: 2109 - MAE CLARKE

MAE CLARKE (1910 – 1992) American actress. She is widely remembered for playing Henry Frankenstein's bride Elizabeth, who is attacked by Boris Karloff in Frankenstein, and for being on the receiving end of James Cagney's halved grapefruit in The Public Enemy. I.S.P. with a great inscription, 8 x 10 in. b/w, in full: 'To Father Jerry - You dug this up, dr. Fr., I didn't. These are my 'born' teeth, before the auto accident. The eyebrows were plucked. Like a chicken. Yet, tis I! Mae Clarke Somewhere in the Thirties 50 years ago. Now - 1988 A happy souvenir'. Fine condition. In 1933, Clarke was involved in a serious car wreck, and combined with a nervous breakdown, it ravaged her career.

Lot: 2110 - MICKEY ROONEY AND ANN MILLER

Delightful S.P., 7 x 9 in. b/w, a still from their Broadway hit 'Sugar Babies', signed by the stars MICKEY ROONEY and ANN MILLER. Very good.

Lot: 2111 - 'STAR TREK' CASTMEMBERS

Signed card of the 'Enterprise Incident' episode of Star Trek, 3.5 x 2.5 in., bearing a color photo of the cast members, signed by DEFOREST KELLEY, JAMES DOOHAN, and MAJEL BARRETT. Fine.

Lot: 2112 - ROD SERLING

ROD SERLING (1924 - 1975) American screenwriter and producer of science fiction, known for his famous anthology TV series 'The Twilight Zone.' Black ink signature on a 5.75 x 3.5 in. sheet. Fine condition.

Lot: 2113 - ROD STEIGER

(1925 - 2002) American actor best known for playing offbeat, often volatile and crazed characters, including the Russian politician in 'Doctor Zhivago', Napoleon Bonaparte in 'Waterloo', Benito Mussolini in 'The Last Days of Mussolini', and the disturbed priest in 'The Amityville Horror'. S.P., 8 x 10 in. glossy b/w, a chest-up portrait from his younger years, signed in brown felt tip pen at upper-left. Fine.

Lot: 2114 - SYDNEY GREENSTREET

SYDNEY GREENSTREET (1879 - 1954) British actor who often portrayed a villain, he was most prominent in 'The Maltese Falcon' and 'Casablanca.' Fine I.S.P., 5 x 7 in. b/w, chest up seated pose, inscribed in blue ink. Very fine.

Lot: 2115 - ‘MAM'ZELLE BOY-SCOUT’ FRENCH THEATER POSTER

An early 1900s ‘Man'zelle Boy Scout' French theater poster, 27 x 35.5 in., artwork originally by French artist Henri Gray (1858-1924). Printed by Ed. Delanchy & Fils, Paris. Beautiful image of Boy Scout and French soldiers, issued to promote the three-act operetta. Minor edgewear, else fine condition.

Lot: 2116 - 'BATTLEGROUND' SIGNED POSTER

'BATTLEGROUND' SIGNED POSTER A great vintage film poster for the 1949 movie 'Battleground' which followed the 327th Infantry Regiment at the Siege of Bastogne during World War II, 40 x 27 in., showing the movie art as well as names of notable cast members. The poster is signed by eight stars of the film including VAN JOHNSON, RICARDO MONTALBAN, GEORGE MURPHY, MARSHALL THOMPSON, DON TAYLOR, RICHARD JAECKEL, JAMES WHITMORE, and DOUGLAS FOWLEY. Slightly toned with scattered stains, a few tears have been repaired with tape on the verso.

Lot: 2117 - 'THE DESPERATE HOURS' SIGNED POSTER

'THE DESPERATE HOURS' SIGNED POSTER A fine vintage film poster for the 1955 crime drama 'The Desperate Hours' staring Humphrey Bogart, 40 x 27 in., showing the movie art as well as the names of notable cast members. The poster is signed by eight stars of the film including BEVERLY GARLAND, ARTHUR KENNEDY, DEWEY MARTIN, RAY TEAL, ROBERT MIDDLETON, WHIT BISSELL, MARTHA SCOTT, and MARY MURPHY. Slightly toned with minor edge wear, light stains.

Lot: 2118 - 'RIDE THE HIGH COUNTRY' SIGNED POSTER

'RIDE THE HIGH COUNTRY' SIGNED POSTER A vintage film poster for the 1962 western film 'Ride the High Country', 40 x 27 in., showing the movie art as well as the names of notable cast members. The poster is signed by nine stars of the film including RANDOLPH SCOTT, JOEL MCREA, MARIETTE HARTLEY, R.G. ARMSTRONG, JOHN CHANDLER, L.Q. JONES, JAMES DRURY, JOHN ANDERSON, WARREN OATES. Accompanied by two signed letters from, JOHN CHANDLER and L.Q. JONES. Poster slightly toned with minor edgewear, scattered stains.

Lot: 2119 - MISCELLANEOUS ENTERTAINMENT POSTERS (6)

Lot of six vintage posters commemorating various works, events, and stars of the entertainment industry, varying sizes and years, including Willie Nelson at the Palladium Theater, ‘Eerie Comics' , David Blaine at Times Square, 1989 Miller High Life Nascar, Robert De Niro in ‘Raging' (prototype for ‘Raging Bull'), and the 2005 Academy Awards. Conditions vary but mostly good. Six posters

Lot: 2120 - 'WILD HORSE MESA' SHOOTING SCRIPT

'WILD HORSE MESA' SHOOTING SCRIPT An original shooting script from the Hollywood production of the 1932 film 'Wild Horse Mesa' which was a remake of an earlier silent film of the same name, and based on the novel written by Zane Grey (1872-1939). The script is unpaginated, 9 x 14 in., dated September 30, 1932, containing the list of cast script of each scene in the movie. Stapled at the left margin, a few pages detached, slight toning. While his name is not mentioned in the script, the film would notably feature famous Olympic gold medalist Jim Thorpe in the role of an Indian chief.

Lot: 2121 - VINTAGE SHEET MUSIC (60+)

VINTAGE SHEET MUSIC (60+) Collection of over 60 pieces of sheet music, from the 1890s to the 1950s, most ca. 1920 to 1940, including: 'White Christmas', 'My Mammy', 'Lucky Lindy!', 'Paper Doll', 'Easter Parade', 'As Time Goes By', 'Heigh-Ho', In the Blue of The Evening', 'Bye Bye Blackbird', 'Over the Rainbow', and much more. Condition varies, should be seen. Sold as a lot.

Lot: 2122 - ALBERT SCHWEITZER

ALBERT SCHWEITZER (1875 - 1965) French physician and theologian, a specialist in tropical medicine. He received the 1952 Nobel Peace Prize for his philosophy of 'Reverence for Life', expressed most famously in his founding and sustaining the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Lambarene. Good content A.L.S., 1p. oblong 8vo., Labarene, Gabon, July 15, 1965 in French, in response to an invitation to become an honorary member of the Huguenot Society of America. The doctor mentions that he is well aware of the society and thanks them for the honor, noting: 'Already as a child I had admiration for the Huguenots...' He concludes: 'My hospital is running well, but it became bigger than I ever imagined. We have at present 6 doctors and 46 nurses in the hospital building and there are 560 beds for the sick...' Folds, else very good, with transmittal envelope. A copy of Schweitzer's admission to the benevolent society is included.

Lot: 2123 - 'BROTHER ROGER' SCHUTZ

(1915–2005) Popularly known as Brother Roger, Swiss Christian leader and monastic brother. In 1940 Schutz founded the Taize Community, an ecumenical monastic community in Burgundy, France, serving as its first prior until his murder in 2005. T.L.S. on his official letterhead, 1p. 4to., Taize, Sep. 15, 1960, in French thanking a lady for her 'touching' letter and sending to her three postcards, two showing the village of Taize. Marginal file holes, small interior loss at bottom, else fine.

Lot: 2124 - MEDIEVAL LATIN MUSIC

MEDIEVAL LATIN MUSIC A large two side page of vellum, 20.5 x 29 in., inscribed with intricate Latin calligraphy and lines of music, presumed to be from the medieval or Renaissance eras. The lyrics are untranslated, but it appears to be a religious hymn. Moderately toned with adhesive residue to one margin.

Lot: 2125 - GEOFFREY CHAUCER ENGRAVING

GEOFFREY CHAUCER ENGRAVING A fine copy of an engraving featuring a portrait of the famed medieval English poet and author of 'The Canterbury Tales' Geoffrey Chaucer (1340s-1400), 8.75 x 11 in. (sight), originally printed by (London: Houbraken and Vertue) 1813. A handwritten inscription at the bottom shows the engraving to be 'No. 11 of 47 copies' and 'compliments of William Cushing Baunburg[?]' Framed. Slightly toned else fine.

Lot: 2126 - EIGHTEENTH CENTURY RUSSIAN ENGRAVINGS

Lot of two original engravings featuring scenes of Russia, both 14 x 8.5 in., London, 1790, engraved for 'Moore's Voyages and Travel.' One is titled 'Various carriages and sleds used for the conveyance of goods and merchandise during the winter in Russia' featuring a scene of villagers with several sleds in front of cabins, the other is titled 'Habits of People in Russia' featuring an old man and woman with a sled in the background, set within an elaborate border. Both in fine condition.

Lot: 2127 - 'THREE PHOTOGRAPHERS' GROUP PHOTOGRAPHS (10)

'THREE PHOTOGRAPHERS' GROUP PHOTOGRAPHS (10) A good lot of ten vintage photographs printed by members of the 'Three Photographers', an early twentieth century London photography group, comprised of Marcus Adams (1875-1959), Bertram Park (1883-1972), and Yvonne Gregory (1889-1970). The photos are varying sizes, b/w, printed 1920s, featuring portrats of Adams, Gregory, children, and other individuals. Some mounted or tipped to larger sheets. Conditions vary but mostly good.

Lot: 2128 - (DISNEYLAND) KUNIZO MATSUO

(1899 - 1984) Japanese billionaire, president of the Matsuo Entertainment Company (MEC) and builder and owner of Nara Dreamland. Matsuo had negotiated directly with Walt Disney to bring a Disney park to Japan, but when talks failed, he built Nara Dreamland, a very close replica to Disneyland itself. The park thrived from its inception in 1961, but slowly failed following the opening of an 'authorized' Disney park in Tokyo in 1983. It closed in 2006. Rare A.L.S. on hotel letterhead, 1p. 8vo., Los Angeles, ca. 1958, thanking a young girl for her handmade gift and sending photographs of a kabuki play. One photograph, signed by an unknown individual, is present. Fine.

Lot: 2129 - (FRENCH AUTOGRAPHS) FRENCH AUTHORS, ACADEMICS, AND OTHERS (37+)

(FRENCH AUTOGRAPHS) FRENCH AUTHORS, ACADEMICS, AND OTHERS (37+) Good lot of 37 handwritten and signed letters and documents of a variety of French authors, academics, actors, and other notables, almost all over one hundred years old. Includes: authors LOUIS VERON (3), RENE SCHWOB (4), ULRIC DE TONVIELLE, HIPPOLYTE GAUTIER, PAUL MERRAUA, RICHEROLLE, GEORGES VICAIRE, PIERRE MARGRY (4), L'ABBE CARTON, HIPPOLYTE DE PARAVEY (2), ALBERT DE MUN (2), BEUDANT (2), TULLIO DANDOLO (Italian, 2), L'ABBAYE MOTRET, professors and scholars HESMIOY D'AURIBEAU, MATHIEU GEFFROY, four student reports from the Universite de Paris, 1844-48, each signed by numerous professors, actors DUMAIN, DE NOYERS and MELINQUE, and composers CHARLES SEMET and J. B. CONINCK. Overall very good. 37+ pieces

Lot: 2130 - (FRENCH AUTOGRAPHS) FRENCH PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS (14)

(FRENCH AUTOGRAPHS) FRENCH PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS (14) Good lot of 14 handwritten and signed letters and documents of a variety of French physicians and surgeons, most over one hundred years old. Includes examples from: FRANCOIS JOSEPH DUCOUX (4), MAYNARD, ANTOINE DALMAS, COUNT JOSEPH ACHILLE, DAMASCHINI (3), PAUL TOPINARD (2), LOUIS ROCHE, and JANCOURT DE CAYLA. Very good.

Lot: 2131 - FRENCH NOTABLES (7)

FRENCH NOTABLES (7) Good lot of seven handwritten and signed letters and documents of a variety of French and other notables, largely political, includes: LOUIS FREMY, HENRY GUY, MAGDALEINE DE MONTEBELLO (6), LEON CHAMPSEIXLOUIS DESURMONT, RENE WALDECK-ROUSSEAU, and two other pieces, unidentified. Good to very good.

Lot: 2132 - VAMPIRE KILLING KIT

VAMPIRE KILLING KIT A complete (we believe!) boxed kit primarily intended for the killing of any vampires that might have the misfortune of crossing paths with the owner of this relic. The kit contains 18 items essential for sending vampires back to Hell where they belong. These include: a dagger with ornate handle, 12 in. long, the blade etched: 'MALO MORTIS' (Latin: 'Evil Death'); two small framed reliquaries, one reading 'Peace eternal' in French, the other apparently containing relics of 'St. Benedict de Niria [sic]'; an unidentified reliquary; a wooden mallet with two polished four-sided wood stakes; a hand-carved cross with supporting handle so it could be displayed before others; a wood-framed beveled mirror; an 1887 Swedish Bible, a side-by-side pistol, 7 in. long, unmarked, with wood grips, dual trigger, mechanism operable; a brass powder container; a vial of holy water with the admonition: 'KEEP CONSTANTLY FILLED', a tin box with engraved cross on lid containing sealing wax and a blank stamp; four empty glass and brass vials nd containers, and a larger turned brass container we cannot open but which may contain a rosary. Every object fits into the fitted wooden case. This case is a 18 x 12 x 5 in. antique wood box with a cross inlaid to the hinged top cover. Very good. At the very least, the box dates to ca. 1870, as do many of the objects within.

Lot: 2133 - (OSAMA BIN LADEN) ROBERT J. O'NEILL

(OSAMA BIN LADEN) ROBERT J. O'NEILL (b.1975) Former U.S Navy Seal (1996-2012) who participated in Operation Neptune Spear with Seal Team Six, and later became the subject of controversy for publicly claiming to be the individual who killed OSAMA BIN LADEN (1957-2011), founder of the militant organization Al-Qaeda and credited with masterminding the September 11th attacks on the United States. Signed combat boot, roughly 12 x 8 x 4 in., tan colored leather and felt, unworn, signed on one side, adding 'The Operator.' Fine condition.

Lot: 2134 - (OSAMA BIN LADEN) ROBERT J. O'NEILL

(OSAMA BIN LADEN) ROBERT J. O'NEILL (b.1975) Former U.S Navy Seal (1996-2012) who participated in Operation Neptune Spear with Seal Team Six, and later became the subject of controversy for publicly claiming to be the individual who killed OSAMA BIN LADEN (1957-2011), founder of the militant organization Al-Qaeda and credited with masterminding the September 11th attacks on the United States. Signed poster, 16 x 20 in., color, featuring an image of O'Neill in front of an American flag and photo reel with pictures of Bin Laden's compound. At the center is a printed account written in O'Neill's hand of the events of that day. In small part: '...Let's just get it over with...I went right and there was Bin Laden. I shot him twice in the head as he was standing and once more for god and country...' Signed at the bottom left. Slightly creased, else fine condition.

Lot: 2135 - (OSAMA BIN LADEN) ROBERT J. O'NEILL

(OSAMA BIN LADEN) ROBERT J. O'NEILL (b.1975) Former U.S Navy Seal (1996-2012) who participated in Operation Neptune Spear with Seal Team Six, and later became the subject of controversy for publicly claiming to be the individual who killed OSAMA BIN LADEN (1957-2011), founder of the militant organization Al-Qaeda and credited with masterminding the September 11th attacks on the United States. Signed copy of Bin Laden's FBI wanted poster, 1p. 9 x 13 in., featuring his description and information, noting he is wanted for 'Attack on a federal facility resulting in death.' Signed on the left side in blue ink adding 'Never Quit.' Fine condition.

Lot: 2136 - (OSAMA BIN LADEN) ROBERT J. O'NEILL

(OSAMA BIN LADEN) ROBERT J. O'NEILL (b.1975) Former U.S Navy Seal (1996-2012) who participated in Operation Neptune Spear with Seal Team Six, and later became the subject of controversy for publicly claiming to be the individual who killed OSAMA BIN LADEN (1957-2011), founder of the militant organization Al-Qaeda and credited with masterminding the September 11th attacks on the United States. Signed camo tactical helmet, roughly 11 x 11 x 11.5 in., plastic construction, with Velcro face cover attached to the front. Signed on the crown of the helmet in silver ink, adding 'The Operator.'

Lot: 2137 - KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS DRESS SWORD AND CASE

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS DRESS SWORD AND CASE A ceremonial dress sword worn by members of the Knights of Columbus, 30 in. blade, 36.5 in. overall, with figural head on the hilt and engraved cross guard, likely 1930s-50s, the blade is engraved with the words 'Knights of Columbus', and makers mark 'Lynch and Kelly, Utica NY' among other patterns and greased with cosmoline. Accompanied by an oxidized, engraved scabbard featuring the seal of the Knights of Columbus, and the corresponding black leather sword case, with folding flap closure, secured by two roller buckle straps, and marked 'GEMSCO', 'MADE IN ENGLAND', 'SIZE 30'.

Lot: 2138 - ASIAN DAMASCUS STEEL DAGGER

ASIAN DAMASCUS STEEL DAGGER Asian-origin dagger, 15 in. curved blade of Damascus steel with symbolic hardwood carved grip, with ill-fitting scabbard.

Lot: 2139 - CHINESE HAND SWORDS

CHINESE HAND SWORDS Bronze(?) Chinese hand swords, each 19.5 in. long, appear to be artificially patinated and presumably souvenir pieces. Sold as -is.

Lot: 2140 - OPIUM PIPE

Scarce bamboo opium pipe with brass bowl and shank, 25.5 in long, presumed nineteenth century. The inside of the bowl is blackened with some ash present, suggesting its use. Some tape near the lip, and a metal end piece, presumed once present, is since absent. No other structural defects present. Fine condition, excellent for display.

Lot: 2141 - BONNIE AND CLYDE ‘WANTED’ POSTER

BONNIE AND CLYDE ‘WANTED' POSTER An official wanted poster issued by the U.S. Department of Justice, Division of Investigation by order of J. Edgar Hoover, 7.75 x 7.75 in. (sight), bearing the descriptions and calling for the arrest of famous criminal duo Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow. The poster mentions that the two 'constantly travel together and extreme caution must be exercised by arresting officers, as they are wanted in connection with assault and murder of officers...' Matted and framed. Lightly toned.

Lot: 2142 - FRANK J. WILSON

FRANK J. WILSON (1887-1970) Chief of the United States Secret Service, but most famous for the roles he played in the investigations of the notorious Al Capone and the kidnapping of Charles Lindbergh's son. T.L.S. as Chief of the Secret Service, 1p. 4to., Washington D.C., December 16, 1940, to U.S. Congressman Michael Kirwan (1886-1970) thanking him. In part: '...[I] express my gratitude to you for the splendid assistance rendered our agents on the occasion of the President's visit to Ohio in October. Our task in providing complete protection for the Chief Executive is a great responsibility and the whole hearted cooperation given by you was an essential factor...' Fine condition.

Lot: 2143 - J. EDGAR HOOVER

J. EDGAR HOOVER (1895 - 1972) Controversial Director of the F.B.I. who built the organization into the world's finest investigative agency. Large I.S.P., 8.25 x 6.75 in., b/w, depicting Hoover being awarded a medal by President Dwight Eisenhower, mounted, inscribed on the mount in full 'To David Chasen, a great host and a grand friend, Sincerely J. Edgar Hoover 7.26.1955.' Slightly creased, else fine. David Chasen (1936-1973) was the owner and operator of 'Chasen's' a famous restaurant in West Hollywood that was often frequented by film stars, entertainers, and politicians.

Lot: 2144 - J. EDGAR HOOVER

(1895 - 1972) Controversial Director of the F.B.I. who built the organization into the world's finest investigative agency. Secretarially written and signed A.D.S. on Western Union letterhead, 1p. 8vo., Washington D.C., [n.d.], in full: '...Clyde and I are planning to attend Pop's services Thurs...' CLYDE TOLSON (1930-1972), long-serving Associate Director of the FBI, best known for his close, possibly romantic relationship with Director J. Edgar Hoover. When Hoover died, Tolson inherited his $551,000 estate ($3.4 million today), moved into his house, and accepted the U.S. flag draped on his coffin. From the collection of George 'Pop' Zagrofos, catering manager of the St. Moritz Hotel, and his wife Marie, who became close friends with Hoover and Tolson after meeting them at hotel events.

Lot: 2145 - J. EDGAR HOOVER

J. EDGAR HOOVER (1895 - 1972) Controversial Director of the F.B.I. who built the organization into the world's finest investigative agency. T.L.S. as FBI Director on office letterhead, 1p. 8vo., Washington D.C., June 10, 1971, to a supporter thanking him for his continued support. Fine condition.

Lot: 2146 - SOCIALIST PROPAGANDA BOOKLETS (230+)

Expansive lot of at least 230 booklets and pieces of literature related to socialism and the U.S.S.R., all in English, and most being published in the Soviet Union. Topics including socialism vs. capitalism, nuclear proliferation, economic issues, peacemaking, Marxism, Vladimir Lenin, and much more. Some duplicates may be present. Great for researchers!

Lot: 2147 - RELICS OF THE 1954 PUERTO RICAN NATIONALIST ATTACK ON THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

On March 1, 1954, four Puerto Rican nationalists unfurled a Puerto Rican flag from the balcony in the House of Representatives and fired 30 pistol rounds at Representatives who were debating an immigration bill. Five Representatives were wounded, one seriously, but all recovered. The assailants were arrested, tried and convicted in federal court, and given long sentences, effectively life imprisonment. In 1978 and 1979, they were pardoned by President Jimmy Carter; all four returned to Puerto Rico. Offered here are two pieces of brown leather, 7 x 8.5 in. and 3.25 x 2 in. taken from a chair which was struck by one of more of the assassin's bullets. According to our consignor, a 60+ year collector whose brief note accompanies these relics, the chairs were stripped of their damaged leather covering when it was decided that they should be scrapped entirely. Very good.

Lot: 2148 - JOHN WAYNE GACY

JOHN WAYNE GACY (1942 - 1994) Notorious mass murderer of over thirty young men whom he buried beneath his home, executed after many appeals and postponements. Signed satirical Christmas card, 3pp. 8vo., [n.p., n.d.], titled 'Season's Greetings' it contains a vulgar rendition of 'Twas the Night before Christmas.' Gacy signs along a margin of the third page. Signature slightly smudged, overall fine.

Lot: 2149 - JOHN WAYNE GACY

JOHN WAYNE GACY (1942 - 1994) Notorious mass murderer of over thirty young men whom he buried beneath his home, executed after many appeals and postponements. I.S.P., 3.5 x 5 in., color, a chest up pose of Gacy in his later years, inscribed on the verso in blue ink with the date 'May 1994.' Gacy would be executed by lethal injection on May 10, 1994, making this possibly one of his last signatures. 300

Lot: 2150 - CHARLES MANSON

CHARLES MANSON Pre-paid USPS envelope, 9.5 x 4.25 in., bearing Manson's return address in Vacaville stamped at upper-left. A hand-drawn cartoon, presumably by Manson, appears at bottom depicting 'Snoopy' and 'Woodstock'. Very good.

Lot: 2151 - CHARLES MANSON

(1934 - 2017) Drifter whose 'family' committed the infamous Tate-LaBianca murders in 1969. Lengthy, insane A.L.S. 'C. Manson', 12pp. 4to., Vacaville, November 5, 1979, addressed to his biographer Nuel Melton and incessantly rambling on a variety of subjects. In part: '...I see things that other people don't realize right now, but in time, what little time is left, will come to realize...I can see through a child's eyes as well as an old man's...my enemies respect me more than my friends...you will come to realize there are more reasons than one why I don't VISIT, I've tried, even Lyn Fromme went through 10 times hell and went to Ford trying to get a visit [Fromme had tried to assasinate Gerald Ford in 1975] ...I've never killed anyone, and want to hold the thought of not killing people who want to die. The people that want to die want me to send them to heaven or hell...I've been under all the voids...As the spirit of the truth [adds swastika] grows up...I'm not talking to no one...I've been holding the thoughts of everyone in every prison I've ever been in...Nixon took my thought and Lt. Kelly thought they could fix it...I earned my thought for 34 years...if you took my life someone will take yours. No King would ever kill the king...The Queen of England been running the US in though before we ever thought of it...my survival comes first to me, I'm all I've ever had...' Much more. Interestingly, the first page and a half of the letter seem to be written in a different, neater hand, before devolving in Manson's erratic script. Creased, with some scattered ink stains. Accompanied by a hand addressed envelope. Fine condition.

Lot: 2152 - CHARLES MANSON

(1934 - 2017) Drifter whose 'family' committed the infamous Tate-LaBianca murders in 1969. A.L.S. 'Easy Manson', 6pp. 4to., Vacaville, April 10, 1987, to his biographer Nuel Melton rambling about music and other subjects. In part: '...I missed you at the interview...alot of people are really up on it...That was the way you seen it and it was two points of view...you came closer than anyone so far but, that you cant get me in no book etc. etc. that you felt there was hope for human kind and wanted to help the public understand...When you're passing a music store, give them 5 or 10 dollars and tell them to send the Gibson Catalogs Guitars and amps, Someone in NY is putting that old LIE record on the market again...I'm gonna start writing songs again for part time...I don't want to think about anything but music...Tex's [Tex Watson] parole was turned down and they said he was to be transferred over somewhere so they may send me there, complained that would be like a parole , and if Baby was there we could give you some music...Johnny Cash said there was enough craziness in the world when he heard some of it...I say you wouldn't believe it, there is no one left in what was once called prison, the kids of the 1960s that killed their moms and dads are old timers now...I wouldn't mind if I could have my guitar...' Much more. Minor ink show-through, else fine condition. Accompanied by a hand addressed and signed envelope. Charles 'Tex' Watson (b. 1945) American murderer, a 'trigger man' who was a central member of the 'Manson family. ' He was imprisoned for the murders of Sharon Tate, Jay Sebring, and three others.

Lot: 2153 - CHARLES MANSON

(1934 - 2017) Drifter whose 'family' committed the infamous Tate-LaBianca murders in 1969. A.L.S. 'Easy Manson', 2pp. 4to., San Quentin, August 8, 1985, to his biographer Nuel Melton. In part: '...Some of the staff I cant have here...they will not send to a box no...You know [Eddie] Ragsdale and I made a lot of much and writings he took our with him to Concord Calif, he was found dead and his old lady got the tapes and stuff locked in a bank...waiting for me to die. Shes good and nice to me...Shes a smart witch but maybe some one could get that stuff from her...I'm locked down again with zero to do, also I had some good sculptures left at O.T...' Signed at the conclusion. Accompanied by a hand addressed envelope. File holes to the left margin, minor ink show through. Eddie Ragsdale was a fellow inmate and musician who befriended and made music with Manson while incarcerated.

Lot: 2154 - CHARLES MANSON

(1934 - 2017) Drifter whose 'family' committed the infamous Tate-LaBianca murders in 1969. A.N.S. 'Easy Manson' at the conclusion of a typed letter sent to him and forwarded to his biographer Nuel Melton. The original letter is 1p. 4to., San Francisco, February 20, 1986, from Joel Fort, an associate professor at Golden Gate University requesting an interview. He writes in part: '...I would like to do a filmed interview with you sometime during the first two weeks of March to talk about violent crime its causes, and prevention. This can include your observations on various prisoners you have known and your thoughts about society, prisons, etc...' Manson writes at the conclusion of the letter in part: 'Would you check this and see if it would do any good or is it a rip off. I've got to do something to get some bucks...all this makes me feel like a cheap whore but I've started snaking again...' Creased with scattered stains. Accompanied by a hand addressed and signed envelope.

Lot: 2155 - CHARLES MANSON

(1934 - 2017) Drifter whose 'family' committed the infamous Tate-LaBianca murders in 1969. A.L.S. 'Ez Manson' and writes his name once again in the text, 4pp. 4to., [n.p.], October 24, 1986, to his biographer Nuel Melton. In part: '...Mel I got no props[?], no glasses, nothing, and deeper in the hole and for nothing...your dream is about to come true, as I see true confession, detective story, cheap shit for old women...Charles Manson as seen through the eyes...me walked years on the same road, now it's a big pimp because I lived with a whore, my mom was a street girl...You be the judge, bad guy, or good guy...are things done to us as well as by us. Who have we judged monsters as a reflection of our own systems reflecting our own children back at us. Does the answer lay within the problem...Call NY and send some one to pick up a few jobs here and there. If its not right why must I suffer it...Visits are N.G. now. Some people make up more trouble than they got sense to understand. The people that were over here last time are all gone an the new ones I cant ever find... Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy. That sure leaves a lot people in the snow with the Indians...' and more. Accompanied by a hand addressed and signed envelope. Scattered ink stains, else fine condition.

Lot: 2156 - CHARLES MANSON

CHARLES MANSON (1934 - 2017) Drifter whose 'family' committed the infamous Tate-LaBianca murders in 1969. Fine content A.Ms. (unsigned), with transmittal envelope signed in the return address, [Tamal, Apr. 28, 1987]. written out of necessity on the verso of a television news station's flattering letter to him following an interview. Manson likely penned this letter to Nuel Emmons, his biographer, in part: '...you wont like what I said but I didnt like what you said. But I feel thats face play & hope you see it as such.everyone in the mail room is the Queen of England…Im aloud to have wht ever the market of the US buys & sells as legal...we could try a package.…may end up in the USSR jacking off again with a boat load of Jews coming out of prison in USSR.…depends if the white people all in fear of the black - the peoples officers have taken everything & when I find it it will be [passed] out to their fear...when they think they can git away with it...' Very good. From a grouping of Manson's letters in the estate of his biographer NUEL (MELTON) EMMONS (1927-2002), who had once been jailed with and later befriended Manson. He co-wrote 'Manson in His Own Words'.

Lot: 2157 - CHARLES MANSON

CHARLES MANSON (1934 - 2017) Drifter whose 'family' committed the infamous Tate-LaBianca murders in 1969. A.L.S. 'Manson', 4pp. 4to., California, January 11, 1989, to his biographer Nuel Melton. In part: '...Now what is it. Am I to hold the press to the truth also. If she lies on the image of Manson that they lied to create any way...Hell I'm an outlaw...I believe nothing they say...The soul will call itself up from the grave in the thought set by what already been seen...Read the bible about the guy with one boat in the sea and one in the land in the desert...Tell me is it too mad for your brain to handle. It is for me but I got no choice I'm stuck in the harms of this dilemma and I don't want to see the world destroyed. I say…the people I was put with put that in my duck brain...' Interestingly, on the last page Manson has traced his right hand over the text on the page. Accompanied by a hand addressed and signed envelope.

Lot: 2158 - CHARLES MANSON

(1934 - 2017) Drifter whose 'family' committed the infamous Tate-LaBianca murders in 1969. A $500 piece of Monopoly money, boldly signed on the verso with red marker adding his backwards swastika. Fine. From the estate of Manson's biographer NUEL (MELTON) EMMONS (1927-2002), who had once been jailed with and later befriended Manson. He co-wrote 'Manson in His Own Words'.

Lot: 2159 - CHARLES MANSON

CHARLES MANSON (1934-2017) Drifter whose 'family' committed the infamous Tate-LaBianca murders in 1969. Signed $20 piece of Monopoly money, signed on front and back. Some stains. Monopoly was a Manson favorite theme. From a grouping of Manson's letters in the estate of his biographer NUEL (MELTON) EMMONS (1927-2002), who had once been jailed with and later befriended Manson. He co-wrote 'Manson in His Own Words'.

Lot: 2160 - CHARLES MANSON AND 'FAMILY' PRESS PHOTOS (15)

CHARLES MANSON AND 'FAMILY' PRESS PHOTOS (15) Fine collection of 15 8 x 10 in. press photographs showing Charles Manson and/or members of the Manson Family and the Spahn Ranch shortly before, during, and after their arrests on a variety of charges, including the Tate-LaBianca murders. Each bears a Los Angeles Herald Examiner stamp on verso. Fine.

Lot: 2161 - CHARLES MANSON PHOTOGRAPHS (13)

CHARLES MANSON PHOTOGRAPHS (13) Lot of 12 photographs of Charles Manson, most 3.5 x 5 in. and showing him 'cleaned up' and often laughing during filmed interviews with his biographer, Nuel Emmons. Also included is a trimmed Polaroid photograph of LYNETTE FROMME while incarcerated, which she most likely sent to Manson herself. 13 pieces. From a grouping of Manson's letters in the estate of his biographer NUEL (MELTON) EMMONS (1927-2002), who had once been jailed with and later befriended Manson. He co-wrote 'Manson in His Own Words'.

Lot: 2162 - CHARLES MANSON SET ON FIRE

CHARLES MANSON SET ON FIRE Original Ektachrome color slide, a portrait of Charles Manson in prison garb, the swastika tattoo almost gone from between is eyes. It is accompanied by a note from his biographer, Nuel Emmons,who took the photo: 'Manson - 1985 - Shorty after another inmate [doused] him with paint thinner & set him afire. Note: The tattoo was burned off. Since replaced.' Very good. From a grouping of Manson's letters in the estate of his biographer NUEL (MELTON) EMMONS (1927-2002), who had once been jailed with and later befriended Manson. He co-wrote 'Manson in His Own Words'.

Lot: 2163 - CHARLES MANSON'S TATE-LABIANCA MURDERS ARREST RECORD

CHARLES MANSON'S TATE-LABIANCA MURDERS ARREST RECORD A startling document concerning arguably the most famous murderer in American history, the original 'Los Angeles Consolidated Booking Form Jail Custody Record' with Manson's thumbprints, created when Charles Manson was first booked in Los Angeles for 'Robbery-Homicide' in the horrific Tate-LaBianca murders earlier the same year. This form, 8.25 x 6 in., was created on the very day Manson was indicted for the famous Los Angeles murders. He was already being held in Independence, Ca. on car theft charges when Los Angeles detectives were dispatched to arrest him following his murder indictment. Thus, this is the very first record of Manson's arrest for the Tate-LaBianca murders. The form sets forth Manson's full name and physical description, and notes that the alleged crime is: 'Robbery - Homicide'. It is indicated that Manson was arrested at Independence, Ca. on December 9, 1969 and booked at 2015 hours. Further details note that his occupation is 'Musician', he had no social security number nor was he employed, and that he was wearing a 'shirt leather' - the same shirt seen in famous photographs taken of his arrest that day. Manson indicated that he had 'NO ONE' to contact in an emergency, and it is noted that he possessed a 'lighter, b[all] p[oint] pen, misc papers in envelope' and $7.00 when arrested. On the verso appears Manson's large, black thumbprint which was taken 'WHEN BOOKED' by (ironically) 'R. Tate #J8922'. The print was rolled on giving it an almost square shape. It appears that Manson was at some point transferred from police headquarters to the county jail, at which time a second thumbprint was applied, this time being firmly pressed. The document is worn at the margins but is in otherwise very good condition. The Tate-LaBianca murders stunned the nation, and 'effectively sounded the death knell of '60s counterculture'.

Lot: 2164 - LYNETTE FROMME SENDS CHARLES MANSON A SWASTIKA PATCH

LYNETTE FROMME SENDS CHARLES MANSON A SWASTIKA PATCH LYNETTE FROMME (b. 1948) 'Squeaky', follower of Charles Manson, later attempted to assassinate President Gerald Ford, failing to get a shot off when her gun jammed. Superb content A.L.S. 'R' [Fromme's Family name was 'Red'] with an embroidered patch and transmittal envelope, 8pp. 4to., Alderson, WX, Nov. 11, 198[?], to CHARLES MANSON (1934-2017) incarcerated at Vacaville, Ca. In small part: '...Yes I got the wheel drawing & your cards & letter about the patch...I talked to Mel [Manson's biographer, Nuel Emmons] & he told me the same lies he told Z.I didn't yell...I'm going to cut him from any further communication...' he continues to rant about Emmons, his failure to wire money and to ship boxes, and Fromme's call with Emmons. She continues: '...I was wrong about Mel...he showed us his word was bad. Blue [Family member Sandra Good] said he showed no class...' She mentions receiving a letter from 'Bluegum' and her 'nervous indigestion'. She adds: '...there is some thing stopping me & it's worthless thought pattern. It;'s a form of self destruction having to do with hate. Personal dramas - worthless - yet so deeply carved that it needs to be understood by me....the patches Blue sent would be in property [room]. They had medals attached or at least one rose did...The fli bye w/the sunglasses - He & partner said they know you didn't kill & are not a killer. They said it was ironic that Tex was [?] probably going to get out because he was into religion...sunglasses said you were trying to get over them by sitting on top of the chair...Maybe they wanted to know how I felt about Tex...' Fine condition. Included with this letter is a heart-shaped heavily embroidered black rayon patch, 5 x 4 in., stitched in carmine red, the center depicting an inverted swastika which was a widely-known symbol of Manson and the Manson Family. A superlative letter and relic.

Lot: 2165 - LYNETTE FROMME WRITES TO CHARLES MANSON

LYNETTE FROMME WRITES TO CHARLES MANSON LYNETTE FROMME (b. 1948) 'Squeaky', a follower of Charles Manson, later attempted to assassinate President Gerald Ford, failing to get a shot off when her gun jammed. Lengthy A.L.S. 'Red', 10pp. 4to., San Diego, [n.d.], to Charles Manson. In part: '...Can I rest in your ear or would you swat me like a fly. Do I have to cry today or can il be a mat you're your feet and laugh when you step on my stomach or use me for food or step over me...I took a good serious look at what I could accept of your motions, an di am tainted with others reflections, took drinks before we go to the springs...it was all for nothing but to dirty my own reflection and leave me unable to be you...Are we in the in-crowd CM??...I'm not going to write much cause they got me full of dope and its hard as a M.F. to keep a train of thought. You do understand my love sister. Well I don't really know what kind of feelings you have for me now. I feel like a dumb ass for getting caught. But how was I to know that my aunt who works in a night club would rat on me. Hey I might get out of her in a few months, then I can do more for the cause....' and much more. Creased, stapled at the top left corner, accompanied by a hand addressed envelope. Fine condition.

Lot: 2166 - LYNETTE FROMME WRITES TO CHARLES MANSON

LYNETTE FROMME WRITES TO CHARLES MANSON LYNETTE FROMME (b. 1948) 'Squeaky', a follower of Charles Manson, later attempted to assassinate President Gerald Ford, failing to get a shot off when her gun jammed. Lengthy A.L.S. 'Red', 16pp. 4to., San Diego, August 22 [n.y.], to Charles Manson. In part: 'When I said Bees [fellow Family member Sandar Good] tells me the truth most of the time I didn't mean to imply she lies...I don't gotta tell you the zeal[?] of Bees because you seen her from a birds eye in the desert when I wouldn't save a rattlesnake from being shot...So Zab wants to move out to Vacaville. I think Vacaville is the best place cause 1) Manson is there, 2) I'll be between San Francisco and Sacramento where the two friends of Manson's I know of are, 3) Heather Hanson says its green...Is it true that Leslie Van Houten [Manson Family member who actively participated in the LaBianca murders] is getting faggoty with all the boys?...How do you mean others use the cross to get off on. Tell me exactly how you mean get off I only heard it used as expression to hit or kill...Would you do religious tapes? If the reverends and ministers got it together? I'm not counting on it happening but the way you say the prison officials could listen to the tapes...' Accompanied by a hand addressed and signed envelope. Fine condition.

Lot: 2167 - LYNETTE FROMME WRITES TO CHARLES MANSON

LYNETTE FROMME WRITES TO CHARLES MANSON LYNETTE FROMME (b. 1948) 'Squeaky', a follower of Charles Manson, later attempted to assassinate President Gerald Ford, failing to get a shot off when her gun jammed. A.L.S. 'Red', 3pp. 4to., San Diego, September 27, 1976, to Charles Manson. In part: '...I did an interview with a national TV station. I had a thought to change my image of crazy M.R. but I think I only reinforced it. I thought I should say something, but I felt to shut up because I've been off balance...When you talk about women, I can see it in myself. Like the burrow and wolf story and woman wants to play people with mom's fear face...I've always been very careful what I do to men, even though I see now they're women. We never made those distinctions at [Spahn] Ranch. I guess you thought we could see, but like Bees, seen Bobby with unbrushed teeth and we all saw him competing so...' Accompanied by a hand addressed and signed envelope. Fine condition.

Lot: 2168 - LYNETTE FROMME WRITES TO CHARLES MANSON

LYNETTE FROMME WRITES TO CHARLES MANSON LYNETTE FROMME (b. 1948) 'Squeaky', a follower of Charles Manson, later attempted to assassinate President Gerald Ford, failing to get a shot off when her gun jammed. A.L.S. 'R' [for Red], 5pp. 4to., [n.p., n.d.], to Charles Manson. In part: '...Living in the traffic is bad and causes sickness in people. It's a different bad than cooped up in a cell but they don't realize it consciously. That fast life kills people...You've made me very independent personally and yet on the overall level I need your clear mind and I would let you go to have someone life you in the world for my kids...Haven't felt like going outside much because my mind is busy. I understand what you mean about getting more done in thought than running in circles yet it is a big habit to break...It kills me to accept the realities others call real...Are you a cell in my brain or my brain itself, or I'm just one little cell in your brain...' Fine condition.

Lot: 2169 - SANDRA GOOD WRITES TO CHARLES MANSON

SANDRA GOOD WRITES TO CHARLES MANSON SANDRA GOOD (b. 1944) A long-time member of the Manson Family and a close friend of Lynette 'Squeaky' Fromme. Good was in jail with Mary Brunner for attempting to use stolen credit cards when the Tate/La Bianca murders took place but was arrested at Spahn Ranch during the August 16th raid. In 1975 Good was sentenced to 15 years for sending death threats and was paroled in 1985. T.L.S. 'Bees', 4pp. 4to, [n.p., n.d.], to Charles Manson referencing a recent documentary, environmentalism, and her daily life. In part: '...The TV played about three minutes. They left out most of the mean things and I didn't even sound mean. They played what I said women concerned for the earth, that she came trial with me for conspiracy to send letters to the executives that are destroying the environment...I said something about the destruction of air water land so on and so forth...I also have written some thoughts about earth, balance, etc., and I am going to get them printed so I can distribute them out to people on the sidewalks. They are thoughts you gave me...No problems tonight I think that whole thing is dead. I guess that girl senses its in me to make minse meat out of her if I so choose and if she provokes me she's got sense enough to stop... Some of the blacks went out of their way to smile at me and say hello...I miss Red [Lynette Fromme]...' Handwritten additions appear through the body of the letter. File holes at the top margin.

Lot: 2170 - SANDRA GOOD WRITES TO CHARLES MANSON

SANDRA GOOD WRITES TO CHARLES MANSON SANDRA GOOD (b. 1944) A long-time member of the Manson Family and a close friend of Lynette 'Squeaky' Fromme. Good was in jail with Mary Brunner for attempting to use stolen credit cards when the Tate/La Bianca murders took place but was arrested at Spahn Ranch during the August 16th raid. In 1975 Good was sentenced to 15 years for sending death threats and was paroled in 1985. Very long, good content A.L.S. 'The Bumble Bee', 24pp 4to., Alderson, September 19, 1979, to Charles Manson. In part: '...I seen the Eddie Bunker movie, 'Straight Time' starring Dustin Hoffman...The camera moves up to the eyes...its just like the many photos of you they show the scary eyes...which reminded me of the series of mug shots of you in Helter Skelter...I feel bad that your place is the way it is. I could feel guilty and wonder why I got it good and you don't...The 4 Puerto Rican Nationalists got out. Mrs. Lolita Lebron left here age 59 after 25 years here. She is a lady and still beautiful, full of fire. She for years has refused to apologize for shooting up the House of Representatives in the 1950s...I told her I didn't want out until you were out...Did you get the photos of me, one with my hand up in a blue sun dress...also big xerox photo of me in robe and long scarf in handcuffs holding up one finger?...New article in paper that Debby sent shows photo of Tex looking like a choir boy, 'Former M. Family follower Charles 'Tex' Watson has started a family of his own. The 33 year old born again Christian blah blah was married under blue skys in the prison picnic area...Why don't you change your name? F the world you said they wanna blow it up and no one cares...I thought your love was the power of the universe and that was life force stronger than the death wish of millions of programmed robots...' with much more. Most pages have chipping at the top margin, slightly toned, else fine. Accompanied by a hand addressed envelope.

Lot: 2171 - SANDRA GOOD WRITES TO CHARLES MANSON

SANDRA GOOD WRITES TO CHARLES MANSON SANDRA GOOD (b. 1944) A long-time member of the Manson Family and a close friend of Lynette 'Squeaky' Fromme. Good was in jail with Mary Brunner for attempting to use stolen credit cards when the Tate/La Bianca murders took place but was arrested at Spahn Ranch during the August 16th raid. In 1975 Good was sentenced to 15 years for sending death threats and was paroled in 1985. A.L.S. 'Blue', 8pp. 4to., Alderson, January 9, 1980, to Charles Manson discussing a recent correspondence she had with a priest. In part: '...Enclosed is a letter from a Jesuit priest who started writing us in 1976. We wrote him some mean letters and we didn't hear from him until recently...The guy is Polish and says he was ordained before the Pope...He's now about 78 years old...He always responds how I am an ocean of strength, beauty, etc. He is reserved about mentioning you...I'm on top of him mentioning my money brain...I don't lie to this priest I tell him how I feel...I think he is still horney, but he would never admit it...You write to Roy about someone in Boston. I'll send to Ava to check out...I don't understand how that relates to the corner, nor do I see [swastika] how that relates to J.F.K. coverup...Why are the Russians invading Afghanistan...The country is beautiful..I've not been up on the news...' Accompanied by the letter mentioned by Good sent to her by a priest which she annotates in her own hand. Also with a hand addressed envelope. Fine condition.

Lot: 2172 - SANDRA GOOD WRITES TO CHARLES MANSON

SANDRA GOOD WRITES TO CHARLES MANSON SANDRA GOOD (b. 1944) A long-time member of the Manson Family and a close friend of Lynette 'Squeaky' Fromme. Good was in jail with Mary Brunner for attempting to use stolen credit cards when the Tate/La Bianca murders took place but was arrested at Spahn Ranch during the August 16th raid. In 1975 Good was sentenced to 15 years for sending death threats and was paroled in 1985. Lengthy T.L.S. 'Blue', 12pp. 4to., [n.p., n.d.], to Charles Manson. In part: '...I'm frequently angry because people around me are so insensitive and have little sense of consideration if any. Things that might not mean much to some people are real big to me...I went to the Rec. to return my J.R. Tolkien Fellowship of the Ring book and I ran into the girls who were going into the exercise room...I told them that Lynette Fromme was a good dancer but she couldn't come out. They said who? I said you may have heard of her by the name 'Squeaky', and that's when I guess they know who I was...I told them you were a fantastic dancer and how you and others sometimes would dance when the police came to the ranch to harass us...They cracked up and then started talking about how you looked like one of those enlightened people that they could tell by your eyes...I told them how earth was woman to you and how you didn't look for approval and attention from women and other stuff...Much more. Handwritten annotations present throughout the body of the letter, stapled at the top right corner.

Lot: 2173 - 'TOKYO ROSE' MOVIE POSTER

'TOKYO ROSE' MOVIE POSTER A vintage movie poster for the Paramount 1945 production of 'Tokyo Rose' starring Byron Barr and Osa Massen, 27.25 x 21 in., vibrantly colored and featuring the film's title, character depictions, and the names of cast members. The movie follows the fictional story of an American POW who escapes and tries to kidnap Tokyo Rose since one of her broadcasts led to the death of a friend. Slightly creased, else fine. Framed.

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