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Auction Description for University Archives: "All I Want For Christmas" - Unique Historical Relics, Autographs & Rare Books Delivered In Time For The Holidays!
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PLEASE NOTE: This auction will not be conducted in our usual format of one continuous auction. We will have two parts with a half hour pause in between: Part I will have holiday gift-giving type items and Part II with our standard type items such as autographed documents & letters. The auction will begin promptly at 10:30am with Part I and at approximately 12:00 we will have a half hour break and resume with Part II.

"All I Want For Christmas" - Unique Historical Relics, Autographs & Rare Books Delivered In Time For The Holidays! (197 Lots)

by University Archives


197 lots with images

December 6, 2016

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Westport, CT, USA

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Muhammad Ali Signed Photograph and Limited Edition, Numbered Ali Fossil Watch!

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Description: Ali Muhammad 1942 - 2016 1993 Muhammad Ali Signed Photograph and Limited Edition, Numbered Ali Fossil Watch! Photograph Signed "Muhammad Ali" in silver ink, 6.5" x 5.5" (visible), numbered "4250/7500," matted and affixed under glass to the cover of a 9.25" x 8.25" x 1.75" cherrywood box. Inside is the limited edition Fossil Watch created in honor of Muhammad Ali with a genuine leather band. The face of the watch depicts Ali, captioned "3 Time World Champion Muhammad Ali." On verso is engraved "The / Greatest," "Fossil / Legends," and "4250/7500 / Limited Edition."Arguably the most famous sports photograph of all time, standing imperiously over the defeated Sonny Liston, World Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Ali seems to be yelling at the former champion to get up. It only took 1 minute 42 seconds of the first round on May 25, 1965, for Ali to win his first bout defending the title he had won from Liston 15 months earlier. The photograph was taken by "Sports Illustrated" photographer Neil Leifer.Accompanied by a Fossil Legends Certificate authenticating the watch and the signed photograph.

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Ancient Roman Bronze Female Head 1st Millennium B.C.

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Description: Ancient Rome - Ancient Roman Bronze Female Head Female head, hollow back. Bronze, approximately 1" high, 0.75" wide. Ancient Rome c. 1st Millennium B.C. Nice patina.Ex-Ancient Resource, LLC; Ex English private collection

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Repro plaque left on the Moon by the Apollo XI astronauts, signed by Buzz Aldrin

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Description: Apollo XI - A beautiful reproduction of the plaque left on the Moon by the Apollo XI astronauts, boldly signed by Buzz Aldrin. The brass plaque, mounted on heavy, ornate wood, is a reproduction of the plaque the Apollo XI astronauts left behind on the Moon, to commemorate mankind's first visit.

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Outstanding Apollo XI content Buzz Aldrin letter with a piece of the Kapton foil

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Description: Apollo XI Outstanding Apollo XI content Buzz Aldrin letter printed on attractive embossed personal letterhead with an original piece of the Kapton foil from the command module that was flown to the moon Typed Letter Signed, "Buzz Aldrin", as Lunar Module Pilot - Apollo XI, 1 page, 8.5" x 11", to which has been affixed a small fragment of the original Kapton foil that lined the command module. Very fine condition.The letter is titled "APOLLO 11 'KAPTON' FOIL" and reads in full: "On July 20, 1969, mankind's eternal dream of standing on another world was realized as Neil Armstrong and I became the first two human beings in history to walk on the Moon, during the historic voyage of Apollo XI. The spacecraft which carried Neil and me to the Moon was known at the 'Command Module' and bore the symbolic name Columbia. To protect our fragile craft from the extreme environment of deep space, a thin layer of material known as Kapton Foil gold-colored on the front and with a silver backing, was attached to the outside skin of the Columbia. This delicate foil played a critical role by reflecting the sun's intense heat off the ship, helping us to maintain comfortable temperatures within. Because the foil was attached to the outside skin of the Columbia, its gold-colored side was directly exposed to deep space. Due to the extremely fragile nature of the foil, most of it burned off the ship during our fiery 25,000 mph re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere on July 24, 1969. However, a small portion of it survived, salvaged by the North American Rockwell Recovery Team on board the aircraft carrier Hornet, and carefully preserved for posterity. When reflecting on the epochal voyage of Apollo XI, I often think of the plaque left behind on the moon at Tranquility Base. It bears the inscription HERE MEN FROM THE PLANET EARTH FIRST SET FOOT UPON THE MOON. WE CAME IN PEACE FOR ALL MANKIND. JULY 1969 AD. The voyage of Apollo XI was a defining moment in human evolution, when mankind lifted itself from its Earthly cradle, and began its long journey into the universe."

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Astronaut Neil Armstrong strands of hair, beautifully presented

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Description: Armstrong Neil 1930 - 2012 AstronautNeil Armstrong strands of hair, beautifully presented Neil Alden Armstrong (August 5, 1930 - August 25, 2012) was an American astronaut and the first person to walk on the Moon. A participant in the U.S. Air Force's Man in Space Soonest and X-20 Dyna-Soar human spaceflight programs, Armstrong joined the NASA Astronaut Corps in 1962. He made his first space flight as command pilot of Gemini 8 in March 1966, becoming NASA's first civilian astronaut to fly in space.Offered here is a unique relic that directly links us to the personage of Neil Armstrong. This collection of five hair strands, mounted in plastic, derives from the John Reznikoff Hair Collection, certified in 2014 as the largest Hair Collection by The Guinness Book of World Records. The strands are encapsulated below a portrait of Armstrong. Beautifully presented on a 8.5" x 11" sheet on light card stock with University Archives certification along the bottom. The original lock was acquired from Neil Armstrong's barber of record, Marx Sizemore, and attained from him directly.Hair collecting was a proper and very personal way of remembering someone, and began during the Victorian era. It predated photography and was superior to autograph collecting as it better connected the person with the owner. Full Letter of Authenticity from John Reznikoff, a noted expert in the field, including a copy of the Guinness Book of World Record page, noting Reznikoff's collection. Includes documentation setting forth provenance.

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Description: Bemelmans Ludwig 1898 - 1962 First edition of "Bemelmans: The Life of Madeline's Creator" signed by his daughter Barbara and inscribed by her son, the author of this book Book Signed "For Liz / thanks so much / for all your work / arranging these wonderful events. / John Bemelmans / Marciano / 9-25-99." and "Barbara Bemelmans" on the title page. "Bemelmans: The Life & Art of Madeline's Creator" by John Bemelmans Marciano, 152p, 10" x 10.5". New York: Viking, 1999. First Edition. Copiously illustrated, mostly in color. Dust jacket not price clipped. Blue-green boards blind embossed "Bemelmans" on cover, gilt lettered on spine showing minor wear. Almost fine condition.According to his grandson, Bemelmans "would later say that [Madeline] was a combination of his mother, wife, and daughter."

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Letter Signed

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Description: Ben-Gurion David 1886 - 1973 Ben-Gurion is certain that "no doubt that the main efforts of Egypt will be directed towards a war, Nasser cannot forget so soon the defeat of 1948. Thanks to our mercy he left Faluja and returned to Egypt." Israel had captured Nasser and four thousand Egyptian soldiers in Faluja during Israel's War of Independence; they were all released after Faluja was ceded to Israel. Typed Letter Signed "D. Ben-Gurion" as Minister of Defense, in Hebrew, one page, 6" x 7.75", museum quality framed to 20.5" x 15.5". Hakiyra, Israel, August 21, 1955. To Ya'aklov Zur, Ambassador of Israel, France. On official State of Israel stationery. cc: Moshe Sharett, Prime Minister. Two file holes in blank right margin and center fold . Fully translated. Very fine condition with bold Ben-Gurion signature.In full, "In answer to your letter, no doubt that the main efforts of Egypt will be directed towards a war, Nasser cannot forget so soon the defeat of 1948, even though he could afford to have forgotten it already. He could say that it happened during the rotting regime of King Farouk. In spite of that, I am certain that as an Egyptian soldier he would like to erase the stain, he himself was under siege in Faluja. Thanks to our mercy he left Faluja and returned to Egypt. Now not a rotting regime, but a military regime will be hit by Israel."On May 15, 1948, one day after Israeli independence, Egyptian forces crossed into the former mandate and a column of them were stopped by the Israelis near Ashdod. The column retreated to and encamped at Faluja. Between October 1948 and February 1949, about 4,000 Egyptian troops were encircled by Israeli forces. Under the terms of the February 4, 1949 Israel-Egypt Armistice Agreement, the surrounded Egyptian forces, including 31-year-old Gamal Abdel Nasser, were allowed to evacuate, and the area was transferred to Israeli control. On July 23, 1952, Nasser and 89 other Free Officers overthrew King Farouk in an almost bloodless coup d'etat. In 1953, Nasser became Vice-Premier and Interior Minister, and in 1954, he became President and Prime Minister.

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Abolitionist John Brown strands of hair, beautifully presented

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Description: Brown John 1800 - 1859 AbolitionistJohn Brown strands of hair, beautifully presented John Brown (May 9, 1800 - December 2, 1859) was an abolitionist who was best known for leading an unsuccessful armed raid at a federal armory in Harpers Ferry, Virginia in 1859. The goal of the raid was to start a liberation movement amongst the slaves in that area. After the unsuccessful Harpers Ferry raid, Brown was found guilty of treason by the Commonwealth of Virginia and was hanged. Many historians believe John Brown played a major role in the start of the Civil War.Offered here is a unique relic that directly links us to the personage of John Brown. This collection of five hair strands, mounted in plastic, derives from the John Reznikoff Hair Collection, certified in 2014 as the largest Hair Collection by The Guinness Book of World Records. The strands are encapsulated below a portrait of Brown. Beautifully presented on a 8.5" x 11" sheet on light card stock with University Archives certification along the bottom. The original lock was obtained from C. Godrey Gunther, former Mayor Of New York City, 1864-1865, then by descent and ultimately purchased at auction.Hair collecting was a proper and very personal way of remembering someone, and began during the Victorian era. It predated photography and was superior to autograph collecting as it better connected the person with the owner. Full Letter of Authenticity from John Reznikoff, a noted expert in the field, including a copy of the Guinness Book of World Record page, noting Reznikoff's collection. Includes documentation setting forth provenance.

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A collection of three relics from John Brown's execution

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Description: Brown John 1800 - 1859 A collection of three relics from John Brown's execution after his notorious raid on Harper's Ferry, including a piece of the rope that hung him! A set of three relics from the execution of John Brown on December 2, 1859 at Charles Town, Virginia, recovered by Captain Richard Adams including a .5" x .5" swatch of Brown's coat that he wore when captured at Harper's Ferry, pieces of which became tangled in the rope that hung him on December 2, 1859; several strands of the rope used in the handing as well as a .5" piece of Brown's coffin. Presented in a display with copies of the original notes of provenance.

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Remarkable President Bush twice signed Dallas Cowboys Football Jersey

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Description: Bush George H. W. 1924 - 0 Remarkable President Bush twice signed Dallas Cowboys Football Jersey, presented by the Team for their 25th Anniversary! It was presented by Tom Landry and Roger Staubach directly to Bush Sr. From the spectacular, unprecedented collection of Ronald Ellis Wade, offered here is a stunning six piece set. Includes:1. A Russell Athletic Dallas Cowboy Football jersey with the name "BUSH" and number "44"on the back. Signed twice flanking both sides of the "BUSH" name on the back of the Jersey with the signature of President George H.W. Bush to the left and President George W. Bush on the right, as "G. Bush / 1-16-98", and "G W Bush" respectively. Measures 36" long by 26" across shoulder to shoulder. Emblazoned with the Dallas star with the number 25 to the front designating the team's 25th Anniversary.2. A near fine hardcover book by Ronald Ellis Wade, in which he discusses his presidential collection of memorabilia. The book discusses some of the provenance for his pieces, one of which includes a lengthy detailed chronological provenance for how this particular Dallas Jersey evolved from the original gifting by the Dallas Team to President Reagan and Vice President Bush in 1984, to how Wade ultimately acquired it from George Bush Jr., to the then later signing of the Jersey on separate occasions by both Bushes.3. A glossy Kodak print of the original Presentation event in 1984 by Dallas Cowboy's Coach Tom Landry; Quarterback Roger Staubach to President Reagan and Vice President Bush, on 22 Aug 1984. 10.75" x 8.5" overall size which includes the white border. Near fine with the white border lightly toned.4. A glossy signed and inscribed photo of the presentation event with both Reagan and Bush holding up their Dallas Jersey's. Boldly signed and inscribed in black felt tip by President George Bush to Ron Wade "To Ron Wade, my friend, Good Luck, G. Bush". Near fine.5. A glossy signed and inscribed photo of President Bush signing and gifting the Jersey to Ron Wade at Bush's Houston office. Boldly signed in black felt tip, "To Ron Wade - Good Luck - G. Bush"6. A mat black and white postcard of 3 generations of the Bush family starting with Senator Prescott Bush posed and sitting in the middle surrounded by his children, wife and the grandchildren. Unknown date, but verso of the postcard goes out to his election to the Senate in 1952An amazing highly unique piece, commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Dallas Cowboys, with substantial signed and inscribed documentation of two Presidents! Of noted interest, the "other" Jersey, the one gifted to President Reagan in 1984, went on display at the "Newseum" in Washington D.C. with other Presidential memorabilia.Below is an interesting interview from TheHill.com, about Ron Wade and his collection of Presidential memorabilia:Step into Ronald Wade's office and it's easy to see why he's listed in "Guinness World Records 2015" for the largest collection of U.S. presidential memorabilia - it's really a replica of the Oval Office."Actually, they quit counting," Wade says of his immense collection of White House and presidential campaign items, "because I probably have closer to 20,000 or 30,000 items, if not closer to 100,000, that's with duplication." The official count from the folks behind the famed book puts Wade's collection in chief at 6,960 pieces as of last year.The lifelong Republican has been racking up "practically anything that has to do with American politics" since he was 10 years old."My first memory in life is wearing an 'I Like Ike' button, and I was probably 4 years old. So I've always been interested in politics," Wade, 64, tells ITK.The retired Texas Department of Human Services supervisor says he counts former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush as friends. His most prized item in the collection is from the 41st commander in chief's failed 1964 Senate bid."He had a group of young ladies that campaigned for him, the Bush Belles," Wade says in his heavy Lone Star State twang, "So I have the only known Bush Belles outfit that's around. Even the Bush Library doesn't have one.""George W. has been to my house, and seen my collection, and was quite impressed," boasts Wade, who has also donated several pieces from his massive memorabilia stockpile to the George W. Bush Presidential Library outside Dallas.The collector extraordinaire says he "pays for his habit" by selling extra collectibles he's acquired over the years, but he never hawks anything that he "loves."While much of the public might be disillusioned with warring politicians, Wade, who once served as a White House page for then-President Nixon, says talk of partisan bickering in Washington is overblown: "The friction between parties has been here as long as America has been here."

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Archive of six Churchill letters to Miss Lobban who took care of Rufus the dog!

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Description: Churchill Winston 1874 - 1965 All about his poodle, Rufus! Archive of six Churchill letters to Miss Lobban who took care of Rufus at London's Duke Street Kennels, each mentioning Rufus the dog. Winston S. Churchill had a miniature poodle named Rufus. After Rufus was run over and killed while Churchill was attending the Conservative Party Conference at Brighton, England, in October 1947, the former Prime Minister was given another miniature poodle by Walter Graebner, his "Life" magazine editor for his war memoirs. When Churchill introduced his new poodle he would say, "His name is Rufus II, but the II is silent.""The poodle [Rufus] ate in the dining room with the rest of the [Churchill] family. A cloth was laid for him on the Persian carpet beside the head of the household, and no one else ate until the butler had served Rufus's meal. One evening at Chequers [Churchill's country estate] the film was 'Oliver Twist.' Rufus, as usual, had the best seat in the house, on his master's lap. At the point when Bill Sikes was about to drown his dog to put the police off his track, Churchill covered Rufus's eyes with his hand. He said, "Don't look now, dear. I'll tell you about it afterwards." From "The Little Brown Book of Anecdotes"Each of the six letters in the Churchill Archive is written to Miss B. Lobban who cared for Rufus II at the Duke Street Kennels. In quarter navy morocco over blue cloth slipcase, spine lettered in compartments, five raised bands: "Winston / S. / Churchill / Letters / to / Miss Lobban / Regarding /'Rufus' / 1948-1961."(1)TLS "Yours sly. / Winston S. Churchill," one page, 7.5" x 9.5". 28, Hyde Park Gate, London, January 25, 1948. File hole in upper left. Fine condition with original 5.25" x 4.25" envelope postmarked January 27, 1948, torn at edges. In full, "I am so sorry that Rufus has developed this distressing complaint, and I hope you will let me know at the end of the three weeks whether or nit he has recovered. After the said loss of the first one, I feel that I would rather not have another dog just now. Please do not therefore look for another poodle for me. I will write to Mr. Graebner about this. I am very grateful to you for the trouble you have taken in looking after Rufus during my absence abroad. Pray let me know what is owing in the way of veterinerary [sic] fees."(2)TLS "Winston S. Churchill," one page, 5" x 8". Chartwell, Kent, December 4, 1956. File hole in upper left. Fine condition with 5.5" x 4.25" envelope postmarked December 5, 1955, torn at top. In full, "Rufus is delighted with his new blue collar and lead, and it suits him very well. It is so kind of you to remember him again and to send him such a lovely present. Thank you very much."(3)TLS "Winston S. Churchill," one page, 5" x 8". 28, Hyde Park Gate, London, December 5, 1957. File hole in upper left. Fine condition with original 5.5" x 4.25" envelope postmarked December 6, 1957, torn at top. In full, "How very kind of you to think of Rufus again on my birthday, and to send him such an attractive and useful present. Thank you so much." On November 30th, Churchill had celebrated his 83rd birthday.(4)TLS "Winston S. Churchill," one page, 5" x 8". Chartwell, Kent, December 2, 1958. Fine condition with 5.25" x 4.25" Prime Minister envelope postmarked December 2, 1951, stained at right edge. In full, "It was indeed kind of you to remember my birthday, and to send Rufus a new collar and lead. It suits him well, and he is most proud of it. Thank you so much." On November 30th, Churchill had celebrated his 84th birthday.(5)TLS "Winston S. Churchill," one page, 5" x 8". 28, Hyde Park Gate, London, December 2, 1960. Fine condition with original 5.25" x 4.25" envelope postmarked December 5, 1960, torn at top. In full, "How very kind of you to remember my birthday again and send Rufus such a lovely coat. It will be most useful to him in the cold weather. Thank you so much." On November 30th, Churchill had celebrated his 86th birthday.(6)TLS "W S Churchill," one page, 5" x 8". 28, Hyde Park Gate, London, December 2, 1961. Fine condition with original 5.25" x 4.25" envelope postmarked December 4, 1961. In full, "How very kind of you to remember my birthday again, and to send Rufus a smart new collar and lead, which he is wearing with pleasure. Thank you so much." On November 30th, Churchill had celebrated his 87th birthday.

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Mark Twain signs an extraordinary gelatin silver print photograph

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Description: Clemens Samuel 1835 - 1910 Superb Framed Display! After receiving his Doctor of Literature degree from Oxford, a day before he set sail from London to return to New York, Mark Twain signs an extraordinary gelatin silver print photograph for a gentleman he had met at the Society of the Pilgrims luncheon given in his honor at London's Hotel Savoy Photograph Signed "To R.M. Collins, with the Kind regards of" on the mat above the photograph, "Mark Twain July 12/07" on the mat below the photograph. Gelatin Silver Print, 5.75" x 7.5" image, overall 9.5" x 11.75 (visible). Photocopy of studio stamping on verso "Ernest H. Mills / At-Home-Photographer / [pictorial logo] / 6, Stanley Gardens / Hampstead NW." Silvering, minor scratches. Attractively framed to 16.25" x 18.25". Fine condition.On June 8, 1907, Mark Twain sailed from New York for England aboard the Atlantic Transport liner Minneapolis to receive from Oxford University the degree of Doctor of Literature. On June 25, 1907, Mark Twain was the guest of honor at a luncheon given by the Society of the Pilgrims at the Hotel Savoy in London. It was reported in The Times of London that among those present was "Mr. Robert M. Collins."The New York Times reported from Oxford University that on June 26, 1907, "Together with thirty men distinguished in politics, art, science, or letters, including Premier Campbell-Bannerman, Lord Chancellor Loreburn, the Speaker of the House of Commons, Mr. Lowther, Gen. Booth, Rudyard Kipling, and the Archbishop of Armagh, Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens) received a university degree today in the Sheldonian Theatre, the scene of many notable gatherings."The Mark Twain Papers at the University of California Berkeley records a letter written by photographer Ernest H. Mills to Samuel L. Clemens and his business agent Ralph W. Ashcroft on July 7, 1907.On July 13, 1907, the day after he inscribed this Mills photograph to R.M. Collins whom he had undoubtedly met at the Pilgrims luncheon, Mark Twain sailed from Tidbury, on the Thames, for New York on the Steamship Minnetonka.

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Grover Cleveland signed ALS while President, on Executive Mansion paper

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Description: Cleveland Grover 1837 - 1908 Grover Cleveland signed ALS while President, on Executive Mansion paper, matted with a stunning steel engraved portrait Two pieces matted together. One is a four paged lengthy ALS written to Honorable William L. Scott, of Erie PA., signed "Grover Cleveland" and dated "April 12, 1887", matted with the letter open showing a size of 10" x 8" and tacked to the board backing at the four corners. Accompanied by a detailed steel portrait engraving of Grover Cleveland, 4.5" x 5.5", which is taped along the top edge to the board backing (neatly below the matt opening). Very faintly spotted. Both in near fine condition, and double matted together to a size of 20" x 11.75", with a cut out to the matt to show the verso of the letter. Matt lightly toned.An attractive set including a lengthy ALS penned and signed by Grover Cleveland during his Presidency and written on Executive Mansion letterhead. The letter was written to "Hon Wm L. Scott / Erie Pa" requesting his reconsideration to not step down from his position. At the time Scott was the chairman of the United States House Committee on Expenditures in The Department of the Navy. President Cleveland penned in his letter "I am much surprised and disturbed to learn today quite directly that you do not intend to be in your seat with the next congress; you can be so useful to the country". However, due to Scott's poor health he declined his renomination shortly after the writing of the letter. One of the most contentious issues of the time, dividing the Republican and the Democratic parties in 1887 was that of high protective tariffs. While it had not been a central point in his campaign, Cleveland's opinion on the tariff was that of most Democrats: that the tariff ought to be reduced. Republicans generally favored a high tariff to protect American industries. American tariffs had been high since the Civil War, and by the 1880s the tariff brought in so much revenue that the government was running a surplus. (Interesting to note that this is the one of the issues that separates the two parties today, but this time around we are not in a government surplus). Cleveland had previously reached out to Hon. William Scott in a prior, separate letter and looked for his support on his position "I have talked with a few of our people on the general subject of this consolidation scheme and they all seem to think it should be done. In fact looking the thing all over I think I cannot help it. Have you anything to say about the two PA Collectors who it seems might be dispensed with? It happens that both of them come pretty near you there I mention my intention, though I don't expect to do so in any other case. If these things are done they ought to be done pretty soon so that the new arrangements can begin with the new fiscal year." The issues of the tariff and internal revenue continued to receive Cleveland's attention. In his Third Annual Message to Congress on December 6, 1887, shortly after the writing of this letter, Cleveland attacked the tariff: "The public Treasury, which should only exist as a conduit conveying the people's tribute to its legitimate objects of expenditure, becomes a hoarding place for money needlessly withdrawn from trade and the people's use, thus crippling our national energies, suspending our country's development, preventing investment in productive enterprise, threatening financial disturbance, and inviting schemes of public plunder." However, he never did succeed in obtaining a significant tariff reduction. And in his Executive Order of May 7, 1895, he designated new Internal Revenue Rules to deal with the abuses he was concerned with here, thus achieving that goal. A fantastic set, neatly matted together. Shows well.

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President Clinton Golf Archive including signed scorecard and signed golf hat!

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Description: Clinton Bill 1946 - President Clinton Golf Archive including signed scorecard and signed golf hat. On Saturday afternoon, July 2, 1994, President Bill Clinton shot a round of golf at the Penn National Golf Club in Fayetteville, Pennsylvania, about a 45 minute drive from the presidential retreat at Camp David, Maryland, where he was spending the Independence Day weekend. The foursome was comprised of President Clinton, his recently resigned Associate Attorney General Webster Hubbell, the president of White Rock, Inc. (owner of the golf course) Dennis Zimmerman, and Dave Beegle, the club head pro. Four months later, Webb Hubbell pleaded guilty to federal mail fraud and tax evasion charges involving the Rose Law firm of which he and First Lady Hillary Clinton were among the partners, and served 16 months in prison (1995-1997).Comprises:(1)Penn National Golf Club & Inn Scorecard kept by Beegle in pencil, signed "Dave Beegle" as Scorer and "Bill Clinton" as President in black felt-tip next to "Attest." Folds, as would be expected. Scorecard, when opened, measures 12" x 5" with a view of the par 72 course and the scores for the final nine holes on verso. In order of listing, "Dave" shot a 72, "Dennis" 76, ,"Webb" 79, and "Mr President" 87. Clinton shot par on four holes, bogeyed 13 holes, and double bogeyed the 18th hole.(2)Penn National adjustable white wool golf cap signed "Bill Clinton" as President on the bill in black felt-tip. "Derby Cap / Louisville, KY. U.S.A. / "Designed for Fit and Feel" tag inside. Shows slight wear.(3)Typed Letter Signed "Bill Clinton" as President, one page, 6.75" x 9". On pale green White House stationery blind embossed with the presidential seal at top center. Washington, July 27, 1994. To David B. Beegle, Penn National Gold Club and Inn, 3720 Clubhouse Drive, Fayetteville, Pennsylvania 17222. In full, "Dear Dave: Thanks for hosting me recently for a round of golf. I enjoyed meeting you and having a chance to visit. I am enclosing some golf balls for you, which I hope you will use in good health." Golf balls not present. The letter, although never folded, is creased mostly in the upper portion, undoubtedly from the golf balls. Fine condition.Also present : (1) an unsigned 10" x 8" Official White House photograph picturing President Clinton shaking hands with Dennis Zimmerman as Beegle and Hubbell (partially hidden) look on; (2) a July 4, 1994, Gettysburg newspaper article picturing Clinton at Penn National; (3) a December 1, 1997, newspaper article picturing Pres. Clinton golfing at Penn National on November 29th; (4) an illustrated four-page, 8.5" x 11" Philadelphia PGA booklet reporting the round of golf; (5) a rare Camp David Season's Greetings card, 6.25' x 6.25" (when closed), signed, in unknown hand, "From all of us at Camp"; (6) 1995 Seasons Greetings card, 7.25" x 6" (when closed), bearing facsimile "Bill Clinton" and "Hillary Rodham Clinton" signatures.Webb Hubbell, part of the Clinton foursome, had resigned as Associate Attorney General four months earlier on March 14, 1994, shortly after Independent Counsel Robert Fiske opened a criminal probe after it was discovered what appeared to be irregularities in Hubbell's bills to clients at the Rose Law in Little Rock, Arkansas, of which Hubbell, First Lady Hillary Clinton, and Vince Foster were once partners. After it was revealed that Hubbell had billed clients for services he never performed and failed to report that income on his tax returns, in December 1994, Hubbell pleaded guilty to federal mail fraud and tax evasion charges. On June 28, 1995, Hubbell was sentenced to 21 months' imprisonment. As part of his guilty plea, he entered into an immunity agreement with independent counsel Kenneth Starr in exchange for his cooperation in the Whitewater investigation. In August 1995, Hubbell entered the Federal Correctional institution, Cumberland, and was released from a half-way house in February 1997. President Clinton issued 140 pardons on January 20, 2001, his last day in office. Former golfing partner Webb Hubbell wasn't one of those pardoned.Timothy J. Burger of the New York "Daily News" Washington Bureau, wrote on May 8, 2001, in part, "But even though he hasn't heard from the Clintons in some seven years, Hubbell told 'Vanity Fair' that he's tried to quell any bitterness toward them. 'Let's just say that I have pardoned them,' he said. The former President's office reacted with cold sympathy to Hubbell's lament. '[The Clintons] sincerely hope that the years ahead will be good ones for Webb and his family,' a spokeswoman told the 'Daily News'. Many credit Hubbell with loyalty that they say protected the former First Couple from even more legal scrutiny. Hubbell resisted intense pressure from former independent counsel Kenneth Starr to dish dirt on then-First Lady Clinton's Whitewater dealings - even when Starr indicted him on tax charges that the Supreme Court later rejected. 'I was surprised,' former Starr prosecutor Robert Bittman said of Clinton's decision not to pardon Hubbell on Jan. 20. 'He was extremely loyal to them and never said anything to incriminate them.'"

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Description: de Brunhoff Laurent 1925 - "Babar's Birthday Surprise" signed by writer/illustrator Laurent de Brunhoff Book Signed "Laurent de Brunhoff" on the title page. "Babar's Birthday Surprise" by Laurent de Brunhoff, 32p, 8.5" x 12". New York: Random House, 1970. Copiously illustrated in color. No dust jacket, front cover illustrated in color. Boards have minor faults. Very Good condition.

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The Yankee Clipper, Joe DiMaggio, signs a superb color photo of himself!

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Description: DiMaggio Joe 1914 - 1999 Superb 8x10 Joe DiMaggio signed color photo. JSA cert the Yankee Clipper strikes a daunting pose. Signature rates a perfect 10. Some minor mounting traces on verso from previous framing.

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A superb, clean, signed limited edition of the Joe DiMaggio Albums

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Description: DiMaggio Joe 1914 - 1999 A superb, clean, signed limited edition of the Joe DiMaggio Albums, the definitive chronicle of his storied career His signature "Joe DiMaggio'' accomplished on the limitation page of his book, with Richard Wittingham, ed., The DiMaggio Albums (New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1989), 2 Vols., 800 pp., quarto. First Limited Edition (378/700) bound in blue boards with ribbed gilt-titled spines. Housed in a custom blue cloth slipcase with to which has been affixed 4.75" x 5" pinstripe emblems on each side, one bearing a blue Yankee Logo and the other bearing DiMaggio's number "5." Spines tight, pages and boards extremely clean, most likely unread. Very fine condition.A marvelous two volume set covering the storied career of one of the greatest players in baseball chock full of photographs, newspaper articles and of course, an introduction by DiMaggio himself. A must for any true-blue Yankee fan!

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Signed Disney Courvoisier color cel from the beloved 1945

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Description: Disney Walt 1901 - 1966 Signed Disney Courvoisier color cel set-up from the beloved 1945 feature "Three Caballeros" Original Courvoisier color cel set-up, 8.5" x 7.5", prepared by the Walt Disney studio, matted to 14.5" x 14". Boldly signed on the lower right of the matte in blue crayon, "To Donna Jane / Best Wishes / Walt Disney." Plastic tape on verso attaching cel set-up to matte. Written on the matte in another hand at lower left edge beneath image, now virtually indiscernible, is "From Three Caballeros." Between the actual cel and Disney's signed inscription are clearly, but faintly written, in an unknown hand, "original" and, within a small circle, "WD / P" (Walt Disney Productions). Matte is browned at edges. Disney's handwriting is dark. Fine condition.A cel from "The Cold-Blooded Penguin" segment of "The Three Caballeros," released on February 3, 1945. In this seven minute short, the narrator (Sterling Holloway) tells Donald Duck the story of Pablo, a penguin who decides to leave the South Pole and head north towards South America to a warmer climate.The cel here offered depicts Pablo after he has sailed past "the Juan Fernandez Islands where Robinson Crusoe once lived and still does apparently," according to the narrator who, as bells ring, announces "Four bells and all's well." It is at this time in the short, at 4:44, that we see this celluloid painting of Pablo holding his navigational chart with a lit candle on his beak so he could read it at night.In 1938, Disney granted San Francisco fine art dealer Guthrie Courvoisier the exclusive right to market their original animation art. A special 20-person crew of Disney artists from the animation department was set up at the Disney studio to assemble the cels and prepare the appropriate background art, reminiscent of the film.

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Artfully framed archive includes an autograph note signed by King Edward VIII

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Description: Edward VIII of England King 1894 - 1972 Artfully framed archive includes an autograph note signed by the King, and displays a reproduction of the inside of what is considered one of the most important speeches ever given. Magnificently Framed Archive, 27" x 28", comprises:Autograph Note Signed, "Edward," one page, 5" x 6.25", on the King's stationery with embossed royal seal. Vintage ink signature and inscription "To Walter Edge with best wishes from Edward." Tipped-in to:A fine printing of, "The Farewell Speech of H.M. Edward VIII," 3 pages, 5.75" x 8.5", with tasseled string, signed in print, "David Edward Windsor / (Former King Edward the Eighth.)" Business Card for Walter E. Edge, Ambassador of the United States of America on Special Mission, tipped-in to above.A kidskin ivory glove belonging to the Duchess of Windsor (formerly Wallis Simpson) from the Christies' Rome auction for items belonging to the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.Not in the frame, but included with the archive are three candid photos of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor at some gathering, presumably with Walter Edge. Amazing archive, including King Edward VIII's Farewell Abdication Speech, signed, a kidskin ivory glove belonging to the Duchess of Windsor, as well as some candid photos of the Duke and Duchess. The speech is inscribed to the Ambassador of the United States on Special Mission.

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Campaign Glass belonging to President Eisenhower with great graphics!

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Description: Eisenhower Dwight 1890 - 1969 Campaign Glass belonging to President Eisenhower. Campaign Glass, 5.5" tall, depicting three caricatures of a smiling Eisenhower including one hitting a golf ball off the "GOP Tee," and four Republican elephants parading around the lower circumference. Most probably distributed during the 1952 campaign.Accompanied by an 8.5" x 11" Certificate of Authenticity signed "David North," stating: "My mother, Helen Weaver North, was General Dwight D. Eisenhower's personal secretary at NATO Headquarters in Paris from 1951 and his secretary at the White House from 1953-1957. This is to certify that the Eisenhower campaign glass pictured below was given by President Eisenhower to my mother."Chief Yeoman Helen E. Weaver was General Dwight D. Eisenhower's personal secretary at NATO Headquarters in Paris from 1951 and his secretary at the White House from 1953-1957. According to William J. Hopkins, Executive Clerk of the White House Office (1931-1971), in a 1993 interview with Paul K. Carr published in Carr's philographic study "The Eisenhower Files" (Mattituck, NY: Amereon House, 1997), Helen Weaver was one of two secretaries who signed President Eisenhower's name to letters (Ann Whitman was the other).

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Frederick the Great, King of Prussia Letter Signed

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Description: Frederick the Great 1712 - 1786 Frederick the Great, King of Prussia Letter Signed One page, 7.25" x 8.25", Potsdam Palace, December 22, 1753. Manuscript in French. Letter is mounted with Mylar corners. A bit of staining at top left corner, and a single ink stain. Otherwise near fine. Elegantly matted and framed to an overall size of 14" x 15".A beautiful, delicate letter in excellent condition. Signed by Frederick The Great, as "Federic" while at Potsdam Palace, on December 22, 1753.In part, loosely translated to:"I know you have sent me a letter with every possible attention to detail and taking care to notify me of a full accounting with intent to please me. Do not doubt that you have fully ... I beg God that he has you in his holy keeping, Potsdam the December 22, 1753"/ "Federic"Frederick The Great was the King of Prussia from 1740 until 1786, the longest reign of any Hohenzollern King. His most significant accomplishments during his reign included his military victories, his reorganization of Prussian Armies, his patronage of the Arts and the Enlightenment in Prussia, and his final success against great odds in the Seven Year's War. Frederick was the last titled King in Prussia and declared himself King of Prussia after achieving full sovereignty for all historical Prussian lands. Prussia had greatly increased its territories and became a leading military power in Europe under his rule. He had a very hands on approach, proving himself courageous in battle and was considered on of the greatest tactical geniuses of all time. He frequently led his military forces personally and had six horses shot from under him during battle. His unique tactical approaches where even acknowledged by Napoleon Bonaparte as genius, and included his usage of the oblique order of battle in which attack is focused on one flank of the opposing line, allowing a local advantage even if his forces were outnumbered overall.A wonderful, unique piece, attractively double matted and ready to frame.

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Signed early printing of Dr. Seuss 1939 book,

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Description: Geisel Theodor 1904 - 1991 Signed early printing of Dr. Seuss 1939 book, "The King's Stilts" Book Signed "For Jake / with Best Wishes - / - Dr. Seuss / Nov. 7, 1957" opposite the title page of "The King's Stilts," written and illustrated by Dr. Seuss. New York: Random House, 1939. Yellow cloth covers with red lettering on front, no lettering on spine, (9.25" x 12"). Stains at top left edge on front cover and left edge of back cover. The endpapers and back dust jacket are red with crown & stilts in black & white. Original second state dust jacket with tears and some paper loss, with wear at edges and spine. Price "$2.50" intact. Book in Very Good condition.Printed on verso of title page, on top "Other Juveniles by Dr. Seuss / And to Think that I Saw It on Mulberry Street / The Five Hundred Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins," on bottom "Copyright, 1939, by Dr. Seuss / Lithographed in the United States of America." "Mulberry Street" was published in 1937, "Five Hundred Hats" in 1938.From "Dr. Seuss: American Icon" by Philip Nel (New York: Continuum, 2004), "In the book ['The King's Stilts'], King Birtram, depressed by the theft of his stilts, abandons his kingdom to the Nizzards, who eat at the roots of the Dike Trees protecting his island nation. Reviewing 'The King's Stilts' for the 'Dartmouth Alumni Magazine,' Seuss's classmate Alexander Laing remarks, 'The Dr. may not have meant it, but to me those contemptible Nizzards are bombing planes.' Whether or not other contemporary readers noticed parallels between the book and the war in Europe, 'The King's Stilts' is the sole pre-war Seuss work in which a king's behavior affects his entire country. Written on the eve of the Second World War, the book might register Seuss's anxieties about the growing global crisis."As a leader who has grown lazy about the potential dangers to his country, King Birtram could represent Isolationists' influence in both America and Great Britain. The phonetic bond between 'Birtram' and 'Britain' links Seuss's King to England's Prime Minister, another appeaser who fails to act against the powerful threats to the island he governs..." Seuss describes the Nizzard as "a kind of giant blackbird with a sharp and pointed beak ...always flying about over the Dike Trees, waiting for a chance to swoop down and peck..." The Nazi eagle had a sharp and pointed beak.

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Original Needlework Honoring the Coronation of King George VI

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Description: George VI of England King 1895 - 1952 Original Needlework Honoring the Coronation of King George VI Colorful Original Needlework, 16.75" x 20.25" (visible). Framed to 17.5" x 21". Honoring the coronation of King George VI. In apparent fine condition.Embroidered beneath the Coat of Arms" "May 12 / 1937 / George VI Elizabeth." Depicting six officers riding horses, nine royal guards with the royal coach in the center, and floral decorations. Embroidered in lower right "'38" indicating this needlework was created in 1938, and embroidered in lower left are the initials PT, most probably the initials of the artisan.King Edward VIII abdicated the throne on December 11, 1936. His brother Albert succeeded him as King George VI. Prince Albert had married Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon in 1923 and they had two daughters, Elizabeth and Margaret. King George VI was coronated on May 12, 1937, the date previously intended for Edward's coronation. Upon King George's death on February 6, 1952, his elder daughter succeeded him as Queen Elizabeth II.

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Original mimeographed script for

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Description: Godfather Movies - An Original Script for "The Godfather" Original mimeographed script labeled on brown cloth cover "Il Padrino / The Godfather," 8.25" x 11.5" pages, in 9" x 13.5" heavy binder with marble boards on pastedowns and endpapers. Signed in in upper right of title page "David Hawkins / Rome." A few pencil marks on random pages. Sound Editor David Hawkins is uncredited for his work on "The Godfather." However, Hawkins is credited as Dialogue Editor in the Sound Department for Fellini's 1976 film "Casanova" shot at Cinecittà Studios Rome, also used by Francis Ford Coppola for "The Godfather: Part III."After Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) assassinated Virgil "The Turk" Sollozzo and Police Captain McCluskey in an Italian-American restaurant, he fled to Italy, where Hawkins worked in the Sound Department. The scenes shot in Italy, 26 pages in all, are on pages 6A/8 to 6B/11, 7A/1 to 7A/3, and 7B/7 to 7B/13."The Godfather" is listed #3 behind "Citizen Kane" and "Casablanca" in the American Film Institute's 100 Greatest American Movies of All Time. Listed #2 in AFI's 100 Greatest Movie Quotes of All Time behind Clark Gable's "Frankly my dear…" is Don Corleone (Marlon Brando) telling Johnny Fontaine "I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse" in "The Godfather." Johnny wants the head of a studio to give him a major role in a movie he's casting. This line is repeated by Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) twice in the film, once earlier to his wife, quoting his father to Johnny who wanted to get out of a singing contract with a big bandleader, the other time to his brother Fredo discussing Moe Greene selling his share of his Las Vegas hotel and the casino so that it can be completely owned by the Corleone family.Used in one of the greatest films ever made, this offer to sell this rare script is an offer you can't refuse. Marlon Brando's script once fetched $312,800 at auction.

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Fine archive which includes a pair of gloves owned and worn by Ulysses S. Grant!

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Description: Grant Ulysses 1822 - 1885 A fine archive which includes a pair of gloves owned & worn by Ulysses S. Grant! A superb Grant relic, a pair of finely made white leather gloves, measuring approximately 8.5" long, believed to have been worn by Grant and given by his parents to one of their neighbors, the Metcalfe family in Covington, Kentucky. The gloves are accompanied by a large body of letters and photographs related to the family through which the gloves descended and features a letter by Grant writing on behalf of a member of the same family: an Autograph Letter Signed "U.S. Grant General," 1 page, 7.75" x 10", on "Head Quarters Armies of the United States" letterhead, Washington, September 13, 1867 to Postmaster General A. D. Randall, seeking an appointment. The archive also features carte-de-visite photographs of his parents, Jesse and Hannah Grant, as well as images of members of the Metcalfe family (including a fine cased daguerreotype); a tintype of a steamboat owned by the Metcalfe family that saw service at Vicksburg; as well as other family papers dating between 1821 and c. 1905. Overall condition ranges from very good to very fine. To those unfamiliar with Grant's physical appearance, the gloves would appear small. Standing at five feet, seven inches, Grant was unusually slight in stature with slight, delicate hands with long, slim fingers. When he entered West Point, Grant stood only five feet, one inch—barely meeting the minimum height requirement for admission. (Fortunately he gained an additional seven inches during his studies at the academy). When Horace Porter first encountered Grant in 1863 he was, "not a little surprised to find in him a man of slim figure,slightlystooped, five feet eight inches in height, weighing only a hundred and thirty-five pounds, and of a modesty of mien and gentleness of manner which seemed to fit him more for the court than for the camp." (Horace Porter, Campaigning with Grant, 1897, p. 14). The gloves, one of which is stamped, "8 / M / O 123" on the inside, had been housed in an envelope bearing the penciled identification: "Gloves worn by General U.S. Grant and given by his mother to my Great-grandmother Metcalfe, who had formerly lived next door to Mrs Grant on Third Street in Covington, Kentucky - Mother was born here." "Great-grandmother Metcalfe" was Margaret Metcalfe, wife of William Metcalfe, a steamboat captain based in Covington, Kentucky. Jesse Grant moved his family from Bethel, Ohio to Covington in 1854 and established a leather goods store. Jesse Grant was an outspoken opponent of slavery and may have gravitated to the English-born Metcalfe, who may have shared his distaste for the "peculiar institution." Being a steamboat captain, plying the Ohio River as a U.S. Mail packet between Cincinnati and Maysville, Ohio, Metcalfe more than likely became associated with Jesse Grant professionally. That connection may have helped Metcalfe with a government contract to employ his steamer for federal service. In 1863, his boat, the Caledonia, was stationed at Vicksburg, not terribly far from where Grant was headquartered. The archive includes a cased tintype photograph of the Caledonia as well as several letters written by Metcalfe during his tenure in Vicksburg. On February 17, 1863, writing opposite the "Mouth of Yazoo" on the Mississippi, Metcalfe reports that the Caledonia was being used "as a prison (or Calaboon) Boat. We have about 50 Prisoners on Board some Sesech. Some soldiers somE Steam Boat men & Several negroes." Mecalfe also describes taking a walk "down the canal (or ditch) Yesterday and took a good view of Vicksburg. It is a very pretty place. They Fire a shell one in [a] while at the men working on the canal But have not hurt any person yet…" He was unsure "when we will take Vicksburg but take it we will as Genl Grant never gives up…" Sometime in the early 1860s, William and Margaret Metcalfe's daughter Anne married Harry Jenks, a Massachusetts native. Jenks, like his father-in-law, used his connections to the Grant family to obtain a federal job. Grant obliged and in September 1867 wrote the following to the Postmaster General: "My father has written me a letter requesting me to ask you for the appointment of Harry Jenks of Covington, Ky, to be Route Ag[en]ts between Bowling Green Ky. And Memphis Tenn. Will[?] Simpson reigned. I take the liberty therefore of communicating this request to you and to express the hope that it may be convenient for you to make the ap[pointmen]t" Grant's efforts were not in vain. On September 13, 1867, the Post Office Department appointed Jenks as a route agent for the rail line between Memphis and Bowling Green, according to his signed appointment contained in the archive. According to the bevy of appointments that have been attached, he enjoyed a long and varied career in the Post Office until his death early in the twentieth century. The archive also includes letters from Anne Metcalfe, as well as other paperwork concerning the grave of Harry Jenks, genealogical notes, and other family documents and ephemera dating from 1821 through circa 1905.

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John Hancock fills out a Bill of Lading for an order of lime, corn,and other sun

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Description: Hancock John 1737 - 1793 John Hancock fills out a Bill of Lading for an order of lime, corn,and other sundries to be delivered to Louisbourg, Nova Scotia – the order was placed by Sir Jeffrey Amherst who had captured the town from the French four years earlier. Partly Printed Document Signed "Thomas Hancock" in text by John Hancock and "Ephraim Dean" as Master of the ship "Lark," one page, 9" x 4.5" on laid paper. Boston, October 20, 1762. Completed in manuscript by John Hancock. Exquisitely matted and framed with a 5" X 6.5" engraved image of Hancock to a finished size of 17.5" X 21". Fine condition.Ornate pictorial "S" printed at beginning of first word. In full, "Shipped by the Grace of God, in good Order and well Condition'd, by Thomas Hancock by order of Sir Jeffery Amherst in and upon the good Ship called the Lark whereof is Master, under God, for this present Voyage, Ephraim Dean and now riding at Anchor in the Harbour of Boston and by God's Grace bound for Louisbourg to say, Eleven Hogsheads Stone Lime, Sixteen Hogsheads Corn, One Barrell of Flags, One Tierce of Locks &c, One Box Stationary [sic] per Invoice Also one Bundle Line being mark'd and number'd as in the Margin, and are to be deliver'd in the like good Order, and well Condition'd, at the aforesaid Port of Louisbourg (the Danger of the Seas only excepted) unto Coll. John Tulliken or to his Assigns, Freight for the said Goods To be paid in Boston Twenty-one pounds fifteen shillings & 7d Lawful Money with Primage and Average accustom'd. In witness whereof the Master or Purser of the said Ship hath affirm'd to Two Bills of Lading, all of this Tenor and Date; the one of which Two Bills being accomplish'd, the other One to stand void. And to God send the good Ship to her desir'd Port in Safety. Amen. Dated in Boston Octobr.20. 1764" Signed "Ephraim Dean."This Bill of Lading fills an order placed by Sir Jeffrey Amherst. In 1758, during the French and Indian War, Amherst had been sent to America by British Prime Minister William Pitt to take command of 14,000 men during the Siege of Louisbourg. Victorious, he was appointed Commander in Chief of North America (1758-1764) and the first Governor-General of British North America (1760-1763). Lieutenant Colonel John Tulliken was Commanding Officer at Louisbourg. Upon his graduation from Harvard in 1754, John Hancock entered his uncle Thomas's business as a clerk. One of Boston merchant Thomas Hancock's customers was the British government in Nova Scotia to whom he furnished vessels, food, and other supplies. Two months after this Bill of Lading, on January 1, 1763, Thomas Hancock sent business letters to his customers notifying them that he had "taken my Nephew Mr. John Hancock, into Partnership with me, having had long Experience of his Uprightness, & great Abilities for Business..." He added that future correspondence should be to "Thomas Hancock & Company."

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Rare Signed First Printing of

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Description: Hanna-Barbera - Rare Signed First Printing of "The Art of Hanna-Barbera" Book Signed "To Norma / Best of Luck! / Bill Hanna" and "Joe Barbera" on the second flyleaf bearing a printed drawing of Jerry (of Tom & Jerry) holding a "Viking Studio Books" sign. "The Art of Hanna-Barbera" by Ted Sennett, 270p, 11" x 11.25". New York: Viking Pengiun, 1989. White cloth boards with minor flaws, embossed title on cover, gilt lettered spine. Original dust jacket, not price clipped. Fine condition.A lavishly illustrated book which chronicles fifty years in the life of the Hanna-Barbera company. More than 350 color photographs featuring the classic cartoon characters created by this innovative and brilliantly gifted team. Includes biographical chapters and extensive appendices.

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Hirschfeld signed & no. litho,

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Description: Hirschfeld Al 1903 - 2003 "Lindy Hop" Signed and Numbered Limited Edition Color Lithograph from "Harlem as seen by Hirschfeld" Lithograph Signed "Hirschfeld 6/50" in pencil. Color, 9" x 12". "Lindy Hop" Limited Edition signed and numbered by the artist. One of the illustrations from Hirschfeld's Harlem as seen by Hirschfeld, text by William Saroyan, published December 7, 1941. This is one of the high-quality lithographs created to be part of a set of the plates in portfolio. Fine condition.Many of the Hirschfeld images in Harlem have become iconic representations of the African-American experience in the 1930s and are considered by many to be the artist's best work. Just before he died at age 99 in 2003, Hirschfeld wrote: "I have lived almost my whole life on the outskirts of Harlem … Harlem was as familiar and as accessible to me as the blocks around your house are to you, or the fields around your homestead, or the ice floes around your igloo." He had the entire set of his Harlem lithographs framed on the hallway wall leading to his studio.Just before he died at age 99 in 2003, Hirschfeld wrote: "I have lived almost my whole life on the outskirts of Harlem … Harlem was as familiar and as accessible to me as the blocks around your house are to you, or the fields around your homestead, or the ice floes around your igloo." He had the entire set of his "Harlem" lithographs framed on the hallway wall leading to his studio.

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Ltd ed Elvis Presley First Day of Issue stamp display signed by Al Hirschfeld

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Description: Hirschfeld Al 1903 - 2003 Lovely limited edition Elvis Presley First Day of Issue stamp display, beautifully signed by the beloved New York Times caricature artist Al Hirschfeld United States Postal ServiceFirst Day of Issue signed "Hirschfeld", showing Al Hirschfeld's caricature of Elvis Presley singing and playing guitar, with a USA stamp of Elvis holding a microphone.

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Evander Holyfield 2-Time World Heavyweight Champion Diamond Pendant on 14k gold

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Description: Holyfield Evander 1962 - 0 Evander Holyfield 2-Time World Heavyweight Champion Diamond Pendant mounted on 14k gold A pendant commissioned by Evander Holyfield after his defeat of Riddick Bowe on November 6, 1993 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. In victory, Holyfield won the WBA and IBF heavyweight titles becoming the 2-time Heavyweight Champion of the World. Mounted in 14K yellow gold and made by Jostens. The charm is topped by a plaque of thirty-two full-cut round diamonds totaling approximately 0.65ct., and graded H-I color and VS-SI clarity, surmounted by words "2-TIME", surrounded by words, "HOLYFIELD / HEAVYWEIGHT / CHAMPION / OF THE WORLD." On top is a soldered jump ring and a split ring to be attached to a bracelet or necklace. 21.9 grams. In its original Jostens box.Holyfield went on to win the World Heavyweight Championship five times, regaining the WBA title in 1996 and 2000, and winning the WBF title in 2010.Directly from the Holyfield family.

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Howard Hughes' U.S. Flag & postal cover carried during around world flight!

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Description: Hughes Howard 1905 - 1976 An American Flag and cancelled postal cover carried by Howard Hughes during his record breaking around-the-world flight in 1938! A 48 star American flag, 12" x 8.25" carried aboard Hughes' Lockheed 14 Super Electra between July 10 and 14, 1938. Offered together with a 9.5" x 4.25" envelope bearing the return address: "HOWARD HUGES NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR 1939 Incorporated " printed above a stamped cachet for Hughes' flight depicting the route he followed as well as the stops made: "PARIS, FRANCE", "MOSCOW, U.S.S.R.", "OMSK, U.S.S.R.", "YAKUTSK", " FAIRBANKS, ALASKA," "MINNEAPOLIS," and "NEW YORK, N.Y." and bearing cancellations from his New York departure on July 10, his stops in Paris and Moscow as well as an additional New York cancellation from the date of his arrival, July 14, 1938. Both the flag and cover are housed in a custom frame with a descriptive plaque. Overall fine condition.On July 10, 1938, Howard Hughes and his four-man crew took off in a Lockheed Model 14 Super Electra for a record-breaking round-the-world flight from Floyd Bennett Field. With stops in Paris, Moscow, Omsk, Yakutsk, Fairbanks, and Minneapolis, he returned to New York on July 14 to set a new world record, beating Wiley Post's 1933 record by nearly four days—for which the City of New York honored Hughes with a tickertape parade down Broadway. The feat transformed the previously obscure tycoon into an international celebrity.

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Reverse-painted 18th or early 19th century portrait of Thomas Jefferson

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Description: Jefferson Thomas 1743 - 1826 Reverse-painted 18th or early 19th century portrait of Thomas Jefferson Half-length portrait of Thomas Jefferson, three-quarter image facing to his left, pillar in the background. Reverse-painted on 3.75" x 5.25" sheet of glass; diagonal crack from upper left to almost mid-right passes through Jefferson's forehead. Light brown streak marks at lower edge. In 6.75" x 8.25" wooden frame. Very good condition.

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Distinctive full bottle of Haig & Haig Pinch Scotch owned by Pres. JFK!

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Description: Kennedy John 1917 - 1963 Distinctive bottle of Haig & Haig Pinch scotch, owned by President John F. Kennedy, with intact contents in a Christmas gift box. Possibly unique as a Presidential artifact and a most desirable relic of Camelot Sealed bottle of Haig & Haig Pinch blended scotch whiskey, given to Mrs. & Mrs. John F. Kennedy as an inaugural gift after he won the 1960 Presidential election. The scotch is in the original Christmas box, and shows some toning wear. The gift was stored in the home of Capitol police officer and Kennedy chauffeur/handyman James H. Boyer, Sr. after the Kennedys moved from their home in Georgetown to the White House in the Fall and Winter of 1960-1961. The bottle when purchased was accompanied by a cardboard box label from "Steuben Glass Corning Glass Center", possibly the senders of the gift, (and possibly the manufacturer of the fancy artistic bottle) and addressed to "Honorable John F. Kennedy 3307 N STREET WASHINGTON, D. C."Also included and suitable for a final display are two receipts for alcohol, purchased by Mrs. John F. Kennedy, one while the Senator was campaigning for the Presidency, and a later one while President at "The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue" . The receipts were part of an important archive of Kennedy expenditures and together with the Scotch provide a museum quality grouping of the lighter side of Camelot.Haig & Haig Pinch is one of the largest distillers of blended Deluxe Scotch whiskies in the world. Robert Haig was summoned before church elders in 1655 for operating his still on the Sabbath (Sunday), marking the earliest documented reference to a distillery company still operating today. Around 1870, Haig & Haig were the first to use the newly developed practice of blending, culminating in the early 1890s with the creation of Pinch, a deluxe blend of exceptional distinction. The whisky was awarded a gold medal in 1987 in the Deluxe blended whisky category of the International Wine and Spirit competition.Pinch is distinguished even further by its famous triangular, dimpled bottle wrapped in wire net. The blend is known as The Dimple in markets outside the United States. The whisky has been bottled in this container since its creation, with the hand-applied wire mesh originally designed to prevent the cork from coming out during export shipments through rough seas. The Pinch `decanter` has been put to decorative use around the world. To protect its exclusive use, the Pinch bottle was the first bottle to be patented in the United States, in 1958. This lot came from direct descendants of the heirs of Officer James H. Boyer, Sr., who became a U. S. Capitol policeman in 1949. Officer Boyer developed friendships with many Congressmen and Senators, including John F. Kennedy. Boyer became a personal driver for the Kennedys, as well as a handyman for Jackie at the Kennedy Georgetown home. Boyer and friend John J. "Muggsy" O'Leary, who met while serving together on the Capitol force, helped the Kennedys move from Georgetown to the White House. At that time, Boyer was asked to store some of the many inaugural gifts sent to the Kennedys, and he stored them in his basement. This lot is among those gifts. After President Kennedy's assassination, Officer Boyer was one of the main Capitol police on guard at the Rotunda, as a grieving nation filed passed the coffin.

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John F. Kennedy's Harvard Class of 1940 college yearbook, picturing him 4 times!

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Description: Kennedy John 1917 - 1963 John F. Kennedy's Harvard Class of 1940 college yearbook, picturing him four times Harvard's Class of 1940 yearbook, "The Album of 1940," prteviously owned by Richard Barrett whose name is in gilt letters on the cover, 260 pages, 11" x 13.75". Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1940. Edge and spine wear, and at joint on verso of front free-endpaper. Internally sound. Fine condition.John Fitzgerald Kennedy is pictured on page 204 next to the list of the organizations, teams, and clubs in which he participated, ending with "Field of Concentration: Government. Intended Vocation: Law."JFK is also pictured on pages 141 (Crimson), 154 (Yacht Club), and 162 (Class Officers, Permanent Class Committee).

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Folk Art Style Wooden Chest given by JFK & Jackie to Caroline's dance teacher

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Description: Kennedy John 1917 - 1963 A Charming Hand-Painted Folk Art Style Wooden Chest, Presented By JFK and Jackie to Caroline's Dance Teacher in 1963. Excellent provenance. A wooden chest, 9.5"x 5.25" x 5.5", ornately painted with birds, flowers, buildings and other decorative elements featuring an eagle on the lid flanked by two red, white and green flags. A blind-embossed stamp on the bottom reads, 'MEXICO'together with a mostly typed paper label which reads: 'GIFT FROM PRES & MRS. KENNEDY TO MRS. SMITH. CAROLINE['S] DANCE TEACHER. 1963'A few minor scratches, a few wooden panels slightly separated from shrinkage due to age, overall very good to fine with vividly-bright colors.Offered with a copy of a receipt form Gurnsey's 1998 auction of Robert White's Kennedy collection. (Lot 205.)

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Archive incl program & invitation for commission ceremony of U.S.S. JFK

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Description: Kennedy John 1917 - 1963 An official program, invitation, and admission credentials for the commissioning ceremony of the U.S.S. John F. Kennedy, given to Helen Lempart, one of John Kennedy's longtime secretaries A collection of ten pieces, ranging in size from 4.25" x 3.25" to 6" x 9", including an official engraved invitation, admission passes, and parking permits, as well as the official programs for the commissioning ceremony for the U.S.S. John F. Kennedy at Newport News, Virginia on September 7, 1968. A few very minor soiled spots, else very fine condition overall.The September 1968 ceremonies for the aircraft carrier featured remarks by Caroline Kennedy and Robert S. McNamara. The carrier was decommissioned in 2007 and a new Gerald Ford Class carrier (CVN-79) is currently under construction by Northrup Grumman at Newport News and is slated for commissioning in 2020. Helen Lempart, a Massachusetts native, began working for working for John F. Kennedy in his Washington Senate office in 1955. After working in Boston for Kennedy's 1958 campaign for reelection to the Senate, she returned to Washington to work with Ted Sorenson, Kennedy's chief speech writer. During the 1960 election campaign, she worked in the field in Wisconsin and West Virginia as well as the Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles. During the general election and during Kennedy's administration she worked for Kenneth O'Donnell.

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President John F. Kennedy's Requiem Mass booklet and announcement

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Description: Kennedy John 1917 - 1963 JFK's Requiem Mass The Requiem Mass for President John F. Kennedy was held on November 25, 1963, at St. Matthew's Cathedral in Washington, D.C.(1) Funeral Services. Black-bordered announcement, 4p, 4.75" x 8", blind-embossed with the presidential seal at top center. Blank verso and integral leaf. In full, "Funeral Services / of / John Fitzgerald Kennedy /Late President of the United States / November Twenty-Fifth / Nineteen Hundred and Sixty-Three / at Twelve Noon / St. Matthews Cathedral / Rhode Island Avenue NW. / Between 17th and 18th." Fine condition.(2) Requiem Mass. Booklet, 32p, 3.5" x 5". "The Mass on the / Day of Burial / for / John Fitzgerald Kennedy / Born May 29, 1917 / Died November 22, 1963 / at / Saint Matthew's Cathedral / Washington, D.C. / May he rest in peace." Fine condition.

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Uniquely framed John F. Kennedy owned and used early golf ball

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Description: Kennedy John 1917 - 1963 Uniquely framed John F. Kennedy owned and used early golf ball, beautiful presentation A framed presentation of an authentic golf ball used by John F. Kennedy. Framed with a plague, and an image of the original complete set of golf ball and carry tote. Framed to an overall size of 15.5" x 9.5" with an insert for the golf ball.A wonderful presentation of a John F. Kennedy owned and used golf ball. Kennedy used this while playing golf during his six month assignment in Charleston, South Carolina while stationed with the District Security Office of the 6th Naval District Headquarters. A well documented piece, having been acquired directly by Lt. Elijah N. Jones, then by descent to his son. Lt. Jones was Kennedy's direct report and the two shared an interest in golf. Ultimately, John Kennedy requested to be transferred to an active combat zone, and Elijah Jones was instrumental in securing Kennedy a position with the patrol torpedo boat service on the PT 109. PT-109 (Patrol Torpedo boat) was last commanded by Lieutenant, junior grade (LTJG) John F. Kennedy in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Kennedy's actions to save his surviving crew after the sinking of PT-109 made him a war hero, which proved helpful in his political career.An exceptional display piece, would make an excellent gift for a golf lover or collector of JFK memorabilia. Will include an LOA signed document of provenance.

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John F. Kennedy cigar from his private collection, beautifully framed

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Description: Kennedy John 1917 - 1963 John F. Kennedy cigar from his private collection, beautifully framed with an image of JFK enjoying a smoke! The cigar was a gift from the Philippine Ambassador. Framed cigar, a gift from the Philippine Ambassador, one of John F. Kennedy's unopened cigars in the original wrappers printed in gold: "SPECIALLY MADE FOR / PRESIDENT KENNEDY." The cigar is 5.25" long. The cigar label is imprinted in white "Flor Fina Coronas Alhambra Manila" on a red and gold label with a black band imprinted "Choicest Philippine Tobacco / Sumatra Wrapper. Framed with an 8" x 10" color photograph of President Kennedy smoking a cigar while reading the sports section of "The New York Times," Saturday, August 31, 1963, aboard the Presidential yacht "Honey Fitz" during Labor Day weekend off the coast of Hyannis Port, Massachusetts. Framed to an overall size of 14.5" x 21.5", with a plaque that reads: "John F. Kennedy Personally Owned Cigar 'The Best in the World' received after he banned importation of all Cuban products including cigars and just after the Cuban Missile Crises. Included is a photograph purchased from the JFK Library."On January 21, 1963, President Kennedy wrote to His Excellency Amelito R. Mutuc, Ambassador of the Republic of the Philippines, Washington, D.C. The text of the letter, courtesy of the JFK Presidential Library: "Dear Mr. Ambassador: I have received the handsome, personalized, mahogany box of very fine cigars that you so thoughtfully sent to me. It was indeed kind of you to send such a generous supply of this excellent product. I know I will enjoy them and consider your gift another demonstration of the warm friendship existing between our countries. With appreciation and every good wish to you and your family. Sincerely, John F. Kennedy." Photocopies of the retained unsigned carbon of this letter in the Kennedy Library's files and a note-sized sheet of Ambassador Mutuc's stationery addressed in a secretarial hand to: "The President / The White House / Washington, D.C." are included. The latter most probably accompanied the cigars.Also present, from the Kennedy Library, arephotocopies of five earlier letters: (1) Letter from Carlos P. Romulo, Philippine Ambassador to the United States, dated April 16, 1961, to President Kennedy: "When the Manila papers recently published a picture of yours holding a cigar, a Philippine newspaper suggested that it may be a good idea to let you sample what we believe are the best cigars in the world. President Garcia has asked me to extend to you his personal greetings and to present you with these boxes of Philippine cigars with his compliments and best wishes. I should have presented them to you personally but knowing how budgeted your time is and how critical these days are, rather than add to your heavy schedule I sent them to Secretary Salinger with the request that they be handed to you…" (2) Retained unsigned carbons of letters of President Kennedy to Romulo and Carlos P. Garcia, each dated May 1, 1961, sending thanks for the cigars. (3) Letter from Romulo to Press Secretary Pierre Salinger dated July 19, 1961: "I have just returned from the Philippines and I bring with me the best cigars in the World – our Philippine cigars – and I am sending you these two boxes, one for the President and the other one for you, with my best wishes. With cordial personal regards…" (4) Retained unsigned carbon of letter of President Kennedy to Romulo, dated August 14, 1961: "Many, many thanks for the fine cigars that you sent to Mr. Salinger for me. I am most appreciative of your thoughtfulness. With every good wish."

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Abe Lincoln Ltd Ed Krone Rollerball Pen honoring 150th Anniv of Emanc Proclam

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Description: Lincoln Abraham 1809 - 1865 Superb Krone Abraham Lincoln Limited Edition Rollerball Pen honoring the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation – includes two words handwritten by Lincoln! Elegant Krone Abraham Lincoln Rollerball Pen, Limited Edition numbered #26 of 28. The cap and barrel are crafted of fine Italian resin in Union navy blue. The sterling silver band, decorating the base of the cap, features Lincoln's signature. A sterling silver clip showcases a bronzed portrait of Lincoln. Crowning the cap is authenticated wood obtained from Lincoln's private office in the White House where he signed the Emancipation Proclamation. Stamped on the barrel: "Limited Edition 26/28." Accompanying the pen is a clip from a handwritten Lincoln document containing two words, "the lands," in Lincoln's handwriting, in a small 4.5" x 1.75" frame. Housed in a luxurious 7" x 9" x 3.75" custom case.Retail Price: $3,800

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Archive of four Lincoln photographs, including one with son Tad

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Description: Lincoln Abraham 1809 - 1865 Archive of four Lincoln photographs, including one with son Tad Comprises four different carte-de-visite photographs of President Lincoln, each on a 2.25" x 4" card. Includes photograph of Lincoln with his son Tad and Lincoln's image used on the old $5 bill. No photographer imprints. Very Good condition.

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Spectacular Abraham and Mary Lincoln Hair Display

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Description: Lincoln Abraham 1809 - 1865 SpectacularAbraham and Mary Lincoln Hair Display A fine pair of Lincoln relics, a total of about a dozen strands of hair of both Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln, separately contained within small magnifying cases matted beneath reproduction images of the President and First Lady. A printed note matted beneath the locks offers provenance: "... Several strands of Abraham Lincoln's hair, given by the President to Mrs. Caroline Wright, wife of Governor Joseph A. Wright of Indiana, as a token of their friendship. These hair relics passed through the Wright family until offered for sale by Christie's in 1992. Ex: Forbes Collection 2002". Beautifully triple-matted to a size of 14" x 11". Accompanied by a copy of the original Christie's catalog description and Certificate of Authentication. Fine condition.

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Newspaper issued 5 days after President Lincoln's assassination

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Description: Lincoln Abraham 1809 - 1865 Newspaper issued five days after President Lincoln's assassination The New York Daily Tribunenewspaper, dated April 19, 1865, 15.75" x 21", 8 pages. Expected folds, and accompanying creasing and edgewear to the outer edges outside of margins. Separation at folds with slight paper loss. Slightly stained but overall amazingly well preserved.From the 1840s through the 1860s The New York Daily Tribune was the dominant Whig Party and then Republican newspaper in the United States. The paper achieved a circulation of approximately 200,000 during the decade of the 1850s, making it the largest in New York City and perhaps the nation. The Tribune's editorials were widely read and helped shape national opinion.A wonderful example of a newspaper printed within just a days after assassination and death of President Lincoln. Spectacular reading bringing real-time insight to the period. Some of the salient excerpts include:"Washington Tuesday, April 18 1865At an early hour this morning Pennsylvania Ave was thronged with people of both sexes, white and black, pouring toward the White House in order to vail themselves of the privilege of beholding for the last time the remains of the Nations former chief.The city-which, ever since the assassination, has been darkened with funeral decorations-still retained a mournful aspect; both citizens and soldiers generally wore badges of crape, and as the procession waited for admission to the western ave leading to the White House, the minute-guns at long intervals boomed in respect to the memory of the sixteenth President. …"The newspaper includes a wonderful direct quote from a black woman who had brought her young grandchild to the procession saying "I wants dis little child chile to see de man who made her free." and "Truly de good Lord has opened the eyes of this nation', says another""As the procession slowly moved torough [sic] the entrance of the Presidential Mansion to the East room, where lay the body, the scene was one of the greatest solemnity. Many an eye was wet with tears from both sexes and a stranger to the circumstances might have easily imagined as the crowd file by on either side of the coffin, every person a near relative of the deceased …"An outstanding, revealing newspaper which will absorb someone for hours of reading.

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Lindbergh pens letter re: inaccuracies in book written about his trip to Mexico

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Description: Lindbergh Charles 1902 - 1974 Inaccuracies about Lindbergh's 1927 flight to Mexico in the Spirit of St. Louis, where he first met his future wife, Anne Morrow, prompt Lindbergh to pen an explanatory letter to the author. Autograph Letter Signed, "Charles A. Lindbergh", 1 page, 5.25" X 7.25" visible, Englewood, N.J., April 23, 1935, on personal stationery, to British author, Harold Nicolson, concerning some errors Nicolson made in a book describing Lindbergh's trip to Mexico in the Spirit of St. Louis, matted and framed with an image of Lindbergh standing next to the plane, to a finished size of 18" by 14". Light soiling and the usual folds, overall in apparent near fine condition. In full: "Dear Mr. Nicholson: / I hope you will excuse my taking the liberty of making a few notations in the pages of your book dealing with my flight to Mexico in the Spirit of St. Louis. They are in regard only to facts of which I have personal and definite knowledge./ With best regards / Charles A. Lindbergh [signed]". Charles Lindbergh is most famous for his successful trans-Atlantic flight to secure the Orteig Prize for flying from New York to Paris nonstop. After receiving the Medal of Honor for his journey in 1927, Lindbergh became a national hero, and due to his celebrity status, traveled throughout the U.S. and even to neighboring Mexico. The first time Lindbergh flew over Mexican territory in the "Spirit of St. Louis" was September 23rd, 1927, when he flew over Mexicali, Baja California en route from San Diego, CA to Tucson, AZ as a part of Lindbergh's successful tour to promote aeronautics sponsored by The Guggenheim Fund. In 1927, Lindbergh made a nonstop flight between Washington D.C. and Mexico City, his first formal visit. He was invited by Dwight Morrow, the new American Ambassador to Mexico, to do a good will tour. Dwight Morrow and Charles Lindbergh liked each other from the start and became friends throughout the tour. On December 21st, 1927, Anne Morrow, Dwight's daughter, arrived in Mexico to spend Christmas with her family. Anne was introduced to Charles at the US Embassy in Mexico City. In a little more than a year, Anne and Charles Lindbergh would be engaged and soon after, married. Harold Nicolson, British politician and author, published a biography of Charles Lindbergh's father-in-law Dwight Morrow in 1935, four years after Morrow died. The book was simply entitled "Dwight Morrow," and it is that book Lindbergh annotated and referred to in this letter.

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Composer Franz Liszt strands of hair, beautifully presented

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Description: Liszt Franz 1811 - 1886 ComposerFranz Liszt strands of hair, beautifully presented Franz Liszt (1811-1886), Hungarian composer and piano virtuoso, inventor of the symphonic poem and composer of dozens of works including symphonies, piano compositions, and choral music.Offered here is a unique relic that directly links us to the personage of Franz Liszt. This collection of five hair strands, mounted in plastic, derives from the John Reznikoff Hair Collection, certified in 2014 as the largest Hair Collection by The Guinness Book of World Records. The strands are encapsulated below a portrait of Liszt. Beautifully presented on a 8.5" x 11" sheet on light card stock with University Archives certification along the bottom. The original lock was obtained in 1884 by Carl V. Lachmund, a friend and student of Liszt's. Hair collecting was a proper and very personal way of remembering someone, and began during the Victorian era. It predated photography and was superior to autograph collecting as it better connected the person with the owner. Full Letter of Authenticity from John Reznikoff, a noted expert in the field, including a copy of the Guinness Book of World Record page, noting Reznikoff's collection. Includes documentation setting forth provenance.

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Scarce Signed Autobiography of Nelson Mandela, Africa's Icon of Freedom

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Description: Mandela Nelson 1918 - 2013 Scarce Signed Autobiography of Africa's Icon of Freedom Book Signed"N Mandela"on the page preceding the half-title. "Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela," 558p, 6.5" x 9.25". Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press, 2000. Collector's Edition bound in genuine leather. Printed on archival paper with gilt edges. The end sheets are moire fabric with a silk ribbon page marker. Five compartments on spine, four raised bands, tooled in gilt. Accompanied by an 8" x 5" printed Easton Press Certificate of Authenticity, signed and dated in facsimile "N Mandela 26.9.2000," stating "I, Nelson Mandela, hereby attest that it is my own original hand-signed signature that appears in each copy of the Easton Press leather-bound Collector's Edition ofLong Walk to Freedom." Fine condition.

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Photo book incl. stellar images of Yankee greats Gehrig & Ruth & 2 Mantle sigs

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Description: Mantle Mickey 1931 - 1995 Lovely collectors photo book including stellar images of Yankee signed greats Gehrig & Ruth as well as two signed Mickey Mantle items! Photo album filled with signed and unsigned Mickey Mantle pieces, and additional memorabilia featuring the New York Yankees. A total of 13 pieces are included, while Mickey Mantle signed an 8x10" program cover and 6x8.5" image in perfect blue sharpie. The additional images appear to be contemporary prints and not the original images.

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Ancient bronze Middle-eastern amulet/pendant in the form of a goat ca. 1000 BC

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Description: Middle East - Ancient bronze amulet or pendant in the form of a goat Amulet or pendant in the form of a goat. Bronze, 1.5" high, 1.25" long. Bronze eyelet attached to goat's back. Middle East circa 1st Millennium B.C. Original patina.Ex-Ancient Resource, LLC; Ex English private collection

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General Robert C. Richardson, Jr.'s 4-Star General Flag!

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Description: Militaria - General Robert C. Richardson, Jr.'s 4-Star General Flag! Flag, 51" x 38". Two sided, gold-fringed flag of red with four white stars embroidered on each side. Fine condition.Gen. Robert C. Richardson, Jr. (1882-1954) commanded the U.S. Army, Pacific (Hawaiian Department) during the height of World War II in 1943 until his retirement in 1946. During that time he was also named Military Governor of Hawaii and Commanding General of U.S. Army Forces in the Pacific Ocean Areas.During his Hawaiian command, Gen. Richardson oversaw the construction in Fort Shafter on Oahu of what is now called Richardson Hall in a remarkably short time of 49 days. Known as the "Pineapple Pentagon" during the war, it has remained the planning and operational support centers for soldiers of the U.S. Army, Pacific, since 1944. In 1944, Richardson went to Saipan to review Army troops and present awards. He did this without first consulting with Gen. Holland Smith, USMC, who had operational control there, and who became angry with Richardson. Richardson is said to have replied to Smith that "you cannot push the Army around the way you have been doing."Promoted to 3-Star Lieutenant General in June 1943, he retired in 1946. Among Gen. Richardson's many awards are the Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Silver Star, the Purple Heart, and the Officer Legion of Honor from France. Richardson died on March 2, 1954. He was posthumously promoted to full 4-Star General on July 19, 1954, by special act of U.S. Congress, Public Law 83-508. His family was sent the 4-Star General flag here offered.

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Margaret Mitchell writes about her

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Description: Mitchell Margaret 1900 - 1949 Margaret Mitchell writes about her Gone With The Wind fame, and the unexpected limelight just 5 weeks after its publication One page letter on stationary stock, typed. Signed "Margaret Mitchell Marsh" Touch of slight overall toning with two small adhesive pieces on verso at top edge (the letter appears to have been framed and displayed). 7" x 10.75", on Margaret Mitchell's letterhead as shown in small font, upper left. Expected folds. Fine condition.A spectacular letter for a Gone With The Wind collector. A personalized lengthy letter signed by Margaret Mitchell and typed on her personal stationary noting her "unexpected limelight" and rapid fame which came about from her infamous book published just 5 weeks earlier. Gone With The Wind caused a sensation in Atlanta, received the Pulitzer prize in 1937, and then went on to make a block buster movie staring Clark Gable and won 9 academy awards. Her letter, dated August 8, 1936, just 5 weeks after the publication of Gone With the Wind, pens poignant comments such as "While in New York I was so harried with business matters …", and in reference to reviewing the local papers she reflects "the things the home-folks write about my book touch my heart far more than those written by outsiders". But perhaps the most salient comment is her reference to her newly found fame when she notes "The reason I am laid up now is from the pressure of crowds and completely unexpected limelight." A wonderful revealing letter about this important period of Mitchell's life, not only discussing her sudden fame, but also reflecting on her health. While the book drew some criticism for its romanticized view of the Old South and its slaveholding elite, its epic tale of war, passion, and loss captivated readers far and wide.

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