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Auction Description for Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles: The Manuscript, Space & Collectibles Auction

The Manuscript, Space & Collectibles Auction

by Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles

Platinum House

992 lots | 962 with images

April 19, 2014

Live Auction

11400 W. Olympic Blvd.

Suite 800

Los Angeles, CA, 90064 USA

Phone: 310.551.2646

Fax: 310.551.2626

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Adams, John

Lot 1: Adams, John

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Description: Adams, John. (1735-1836) 2nd President of the United States (1797-1801).Autograph letter signed as President, 1p, 9 x 8", Philadelphia, Feb. 22, 1799. To "Fr. Adr. Vanderkemp at Oldenbarneveldt. State of New York." In full: "Sir, I have just received your favour of the 20th of January: and am sensibly touched with the Remembrance of our learned and ingenious Friend whom I saw at the Red [Golden] Lyon in Leyden. I thank you for his Poems. Whether you will find Purchasers for the Edition of his juvenile Poems you meditate I cannot say. My Country I fear do not sufficiently attend to Greek and Latin after they leave Colledge - perhaps not there. I am with much Esteem Sir your most obedient John Adams." Fine condition.In 1780, John Adams became U.S. Minister to the Netherlands and gained early recognition of the fledgling United States, as well as much-needed loans. While there Adams made friends with intellectuals who were sympathetic to the American cause, among them Francis Adrian Van der Kemp, who Adams described to Thomas Jefferson as "the most elegant writer in the Dutch language." Adams spent time in the Golden Lion inn in Leyden with his new friends. In 1781, Van der Kemp published "A Collection of Tracts Relative to the United States," an espousal of the American cause, which earned him letters of introduction from Madison, Franklin, and Washington. In 1788, he left the Netherlands and settled in New York at Oldenbarneveldt, where he met Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and Alexander Hamilton, among others. He shared Washington's interest in scientific agriculture and visited Washington at Mount Vernon.In Leyden, Adams and Van der Kemp knew Laurens von Santen, who had written a children's book in Latin, Carmina Juvenilia. In 1799, Van der Kemp wrote to Adams, suggesting the publication of this work. Adams had reservations about the project, because he felt his countrymen weren't well versed in the classics, a situation which he greatly regretted, because Latin and Greek were of paramount importance to him. He felt that American democracy descended directly from its Roman and Greek counterparts, and his speeches abound with classical references. In 1779, when John Quincy Adams was studying for entrance to Harvard, John Adams read with him Aristotle, Plutarch, Lucian and Homer, as well as Horace, Virgil and Suetonius, and in John Adams' correspondence with Thomas Jefferson in their later years, the two men, who had been friends, then enemies, then friends again, would sometimes discuss the best translation of a phrase in Latin or Greek. An excellent letter from a truly learned man. The Arden Family Holdings of Beverly Hills. Estimated Value $15,000 - 20,000.

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Adams, John

Lot 2: Adams, John

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Description: Adams, John. Autograph document signed in the third person in the text, 1p, 4 x 6", Braintree, Dec. 22, 1763. Being a receipt written by Adams: "Braintree Decr 22nd 1763 Recd of John Adams Four Pounds Twelve Shillings of lawful Money in Part for an action commenced in favour of Capt Thatcher vs Elijah Beldus." The receipt is signed by Jonathan Webb, below which is a notation, "All but the signature in the hand writing of John Adams. C.F.A.," written by Charles Francis Adams (1807-86), editor, politician, and diplomat who was the son of John Quincy Adams and grandson of John Adams. He wrote a biography about his grandfather. Matted with a 4 1/4 x 3 1/4" engraving of John Adams and framed to an overall size of 21 1/4 x 15 1/4". The Arden Family Holdings of Beverly Hills. Estimated Value $2,000 - 3,000.

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Adams, John

Lot 3: Adams, John

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Description: Adams, John. John Adams signed end-paper from a book once in his library, 6 x 3 1/2". Page is affixed at three corners to left side of 6 1/2 x 7 1/2" paper with an image of Adams and biographical information. Page is foxed but Adams' signature is dark and bold. Estimated Value $1,500 - 2,000.

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Adams, John Quincy

Lot 4: Adams, John Quincy

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Description: Adams, John Quincy. (1767-1848) 6th President of the United States (1825-1829).Eloquent autograph letter signed as a member of the House of Representatives (where he served after leaving the presidency from 1831 until his death in 1848), 4pp, 10 x 8", Washington, February 19, 1839. Archival fold repairs, else fine. To renowned actor and Shakespearean scholar James H. Hackett (1800-1871), who became the first U.S. actor to appear abroad in 1826 when he performed at Covent Garden. He is best known for his performances in the role of Shakespeare's Falstaff. Both John Quincy Adams and Abraham Lincoln corresponded with him about Shakespeare's characters. The Philip Hone (1780-1851) to whom Adams refers was a wealthy, cultured merchant who was mayor of New York City from 1825 to 1826. He was friends with most of the political, artistic and scientific leaders of his day and was known for the diary he kept, which included a detailed account of the events of the period.Adams writes, in full: "Dear Sir, I return herewith your Tragedy of Hamlet with many thanks for the perusal of your manuscript notes, which indicate how thoroughly you have delved into the bottomless mine of Shakespeare's genius. I well remember the conversation more than seven years by gone, at Mr. Philip Hone's hospitable table, where at the casual introduction of the name of Hamlet the Dane, my enthusiastic admiration of the inspired (muse inspired) Bard of Avon commenced in childhood before the down had darkened my lip, and continued, through five of the seven ages of the drama of life, gaining upon the judgment as it loses to the imagination, seduced me to expatiate at a most intellectual and lovely convivial board, upon my views of the character of Hamlet until I came away ashamed of having engrossed an undue proportion of the conversation to myself. That my involuntary effusions and diffusions of mind on that occasion were indulgently viewed by Mr. Hone, so as to have remained with kindness upon his memory to this day is a source of much gratification to me, and still more pleasing is it to me that he should have thought any of the observations which fell from me at that time worthy of being mentioned to you. I look upon the Tragedy of Hamlet as the Master Piece of Drama-The Master Piece of Shakespeare-I had almost said the Master Piece of the Human mind. But I have never committed to writing the analysis of the considerations upon which this deliberate judgment has been formed. At the table of Mr. Hone I could give nothing but outlines and etchings. I can give no more now, snatching as I do from the morning lamp, to commune with a lover and worthy Representative of Shakespeare upon the glories of the immortal Bard. What is Tragedy? It is an imitative representation of human action and passion to purify the heart of the spectator, through the instrumentality of terror and pity. This in substance is the definition of Aristotle; and Pope's most beautiful lines, in the prologue to Cato, are but an expansion of the same idea. Hamlet-- is the personification of Man, in the prime of life, with a mind cultivated by the learning acquirable at an University, combining intelligence and sensibility, in their highest degree, within a step of the highest station attainable upon earth, crushed to extinction, by the pressure of calamities inflicted not by nature but against nature - not by physical but by moral evil. Hamlet is the Heart and Soul of Man, in all their perfection and all their frailty, in agonizing conflict with human crime also in its highest pre­eminence of guilt. Hamlet is all Heart, and all Soul. His ruling passions are filial affection, youthful love--manly ambition. His commanding principles are filial duty--generous friendship--Love disappointed and subdued ambition and Life sacrificed to avenge his father. Hamlet's right to the throne has been violated, and his darkest suspicions roused by the marriage of his mother with his uncle so speedily succeeding his father's death. His love is first trammelled by conflicting pride of his birth and station operating upon his ambition, and although he has 'made many tenders of his affection' to Ophelia, and 'hath importun'd her with love in honorable fashion,' yet he has made no proposal of marriage to her--he has promised her nothing but love and, cautioned both by her brother and her father, she meets the advances of Hamlet with repulsion. Instead of attributing this to its true cause, he thinks she spurns his tenderness. In his enumeration of the sufferings which stimulate to suicide he names 'the pangs of despised Love' and his first experiment of assumed madness, is made upon her. He treats her with a revolting mixture of ardent passion of gross indelicacy and of rudeness, little short of brutality--at one moment, he is worshiping at her feet, at the next insulting her with coarse indecency--at the third, taunting her with sneering and sarcastic advice to go to a nunnery. And is this the language of splendid intellect, in alliance with acute feeling? Aye, under the insupportable pressure of despised love; combined with a throne lost by usurpation--a father murdered by a mother and an uncle; an incestuous marriage between the criminals, and the apparition from the eternal world, of his father's Spirit, commanding him to avenge the dead. The revelation from the ghost caps the climax of calamity. It unsettles that ardent and meditative mind--you see it in the tone of levity instantly assumed upon the departure of the 'perturbed Spirit.' You see it in the very determination to 'put on an antic disposition.' It is the expedient of a deadly, but irresolute purpose. He will execute the command of his father, but he will premeditate the time, the place, the occasion, and to fore-arrange the most convenient opportunity, will feign occasional madness with intervals of clear and steady rational conversation. And thus it is that 'the native hue of resolution is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought.' This perpetual action and reaction between the mind and the heart; the feeling spurring him on, and the reflection holding him back, constitute that most admirable portrait of human nature in its highest estate, little lower than the angels, little above the Hottentot of the African cape, which pervades every part of the character and conduct of Hamlet. The habitual turn of his mind is to profound meditation. He reflects upon life, upon death, upon the nature of man, upon the physical composition of the Universe. He indulges in minute criticism upon the performance of the players; he reads and comments upon a satire of Juvenal; he quibbles with a quibbling grave-digger--commemorates the convivial attractions of an old jovial table companion, whose bones the good man Delver turns up in digging the grave for Ophelia, and philosophizes upon the dust of imperial Caesar, metamorphosed into the bung of a beer barrel. During all this time he is charged with the command of his father, risen from the dead, to take the life of his murderer to execute divine justice in the punishment of his crime. He is firmly resolved to execute this command Has frequent opportunities for the execution of it which he suffers to escape him; and is constantly reproaching himself for his delays. He shrewdly detects and ingeniously disconcerts the practices of the murderers against his life, discloses to his mother his knowledge of her guilt. Kills Polonius most rashly pretending to kill a rat, and intending to kill the king, whom he supposes to be the person behind the arras, and to have been there listening and overhearing his terrible expostulations with his mother. When he discovers that the person he has killed was, not the king but Polonius, instead of compunction and remorse, he begins by a cruel joke upon the dead body and finishes by an apologetic burst of indignation at the wretched, rash, intruding fool, who had hidden himself behind the arras, to overhear his interview with his mother. Yet the man whom he has killed is the father of Ophelia, whom he loves to distraction; and whose madness and death are immediate consequences of this murder of her father. Shakespeare has taken care not to bring Hamlet and Ophelia into the presence of each other after this event. He takes no notice at the grave-digging scene, that the grave over which he so pathetically and humorously disserts upon the bones of Yorick, the kings jester, was about to receive the corpse of Ophelia. Afterwards, at the funeral scene, he treats Laertes as roughly, but finally apologizes to him and desires him to attribute his violence and unkind treatments to his madness. The reasoning faculty of Hamlet is at once sportive, sorrowful, indignant and melancholy. His reflections always take the tinge of the passion under which he is labouring, but his conduct is always governed by the impulse of the moment. Hence his madness as you have remarked is sometimes feigned, and sometimes real. His feigned madness, Polonius, without seeing through it, perceives has method in it. His real madness is towering Passion-- transient, momentary, the furor brevis which was the ancient definition of anger. It overwhelms at once the brightest Genius, the soundest Reason, and the kindliest heart that ever was exhibited in combination upon the Stage. It is Man in the ideal perfection of his intellectual and moral nature, struggling with calamity beyond his power to bear, inflicted by the crime of his fellow man--struggling with agonizing energies against it--sinking under it, to extinction. What can be more terrific? What can be more piteous? This is the hasty outline of my view of the character of Hamlet. I regret that time will not allow me to fill the canvas with lights and shades borrowed from the incidents and Dialogue of the Play. But after bestowing so much of my own tediousness upon you, I can only repeat my thanks for the perusal of your own very ingenious comments upon this incomparable Tragedy; and add the assurance of my best wishes, for your health and happiness, and of my cordial sympathies with your devotion to the memory of the immortal Bard. John Quincy Adams." The content clearly exhibits Adams' renowned intellect and passion for the arts. James Henry Hackett (1800-1871) became the first U.S. actor to appear abroad in 1826 when he performed at Covent Garden. He is best known for his performances as Shakespeare's Falstaff. Both John Quincy Adams and Abraham Lincoln corresponded with him about Shakespeare's characters. Estimated Value $20,000 - 30,000.

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Buchanan, James

Lot 5: Buchanan, James

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Description: Buchanan, James. (1791-1868) 15th President of the United States (1857-61). Free frank on holograph address panel, 2 x 4", postmarked Washington City D.C. Jan. 23, n.y. Addressed to Mr. Charles Pascall, Philadelphia. Light soiling, else fine. Matted with a Buttre engraving from a Brady daguerreotype, 5 x 5 1/4", and framed to 16 1/4 x 12". The Arden Family Holdings of Beverly Hills. Estimated Value $350 - 450.

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Bush, George H.W.

Lot 6: Bush, George H.W.

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Description: Bush, George H.W. (1924 -) 41st President of the United States (1989-93). Autograph letter signed as Chairman of the Republican National Committee, on imprinted red, white, and blue correspondence card, 4 1/4 x 6 1/4" card, Washington, Mar. 11, 1974. Superb content, telling what America means to him: "America means to me the fairest, most open, most stable system in the world. It means achievement and it means freedom. Sincerely, George Bush." This letter is especially important because it is handwritten and not just a statement dictated to a secretary. Minor mounting remnants on verso, else fine. The Arden Family Holdings of Beverly Hills. Estimated Value $400 - 600.

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Lot 7: Bush, George H.W. and George W.

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Description: Bush, George H.W. and George W. Houston Astros baseball cap signed by George H.W. Bush, 41st President (1989-93). With a First Edition copy of Decision Points (New York, Crown Publishers, 2010) signed on the second end page by George W. Bush, 43rd President (2001-09). With dust cover. Fine. Estimated Value $200 - 300.

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Carter, Jimmy

Lot 8: Carter, Jimmy

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Description: Carter, Jimmy. (1924 -) 39th President of the United States (1977-1981).Broadside signed as President, 1p, 11 x 8 1/2", Clinton, Mass., Mar. 16, 1977. Announcing a special town meeting, two months after becoming President, "...To see if the Town will vote to authorize the presentation of an appropriate memento of this honorable occasion, to the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Clinton...[and] To see if the Town will vote to suspend the rules, and refer this meeting to the pleasure of the President of the United States of America, Jimmy Carter". Very fine. When Carter first became President, he sought to be accessible to the people; the town meeting was one of the methods he used. The Arden Family Holdings of Beverly Hills. Estimated Value $250 - 350.

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Lot 9: Carter, Jimmy

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Description: Carter, Jimmy. First Edition, The Presidential Edition, of Why Not the Best? (Nashville, Broadman Press, 1977), signed and inscribed, "Best wishes to Lexia Johnson -- J Carter" on the half title page, 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches, n.p., n.d. Green cloth covers resemble leather. Lacking gold box. Fine. A limited edition of Carter's first autobiography was published in 1975 in a trade edition in dustwrapper when Carter was campaigning for the presidency. Estimated Value $80 - 100.

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Lot 10: Carter, Jimmy & Rosalynn

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Description: Carter, Jimmy & Rosalynn. Three signed books, two by Jimmy Carter and one by Rosalynn Carter. (1) First hard cover edition of A Remarkable Mother (New York, Simon & Schuster) Signed ("J Carter") on the second end page. An inscription from a previous owner to his wife is on the first end page, else fine. (2) Paperback copy of An Hour Before Daylight (New York, Simon & Schuster, 2001), Signed ("J Carter") on the title page, 9 x 6 inches. Soiling to cover; previous owner's name on an end page. (3) First Edition of First Lady From Plains (Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1984) signed and inscribed on the first end page, "To Ellie, Happy Birthday! Rosalynn Carter," 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. Edge wear to dust cover. Estimated Value $150 - 200.

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Carter, Jimmy, Anwar Sadat, and Menachem Begim

Lot 11: Carter, Jimmy, Anwar Sadat, and Menachem Begim

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Description: Carter, Jimmy, Anwar Sadat, and Menachem Begim. Unique First Day Cover commemorating the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty, which was signed by Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and witnessed by U.S. President Jimmy Carter in Washington, D.C. on Mar. 26, 1979, following the 1978 Camp David Accords. A photo of the three men clasping hands and smiling is affixed as a cachet, with quotations from Begin and Sadat. Cancelled "Mar. 26 1979 Washington, D.C. Smithsonian Sta." Four original covers were created by philatelist Louis Vincent, who sent each cover to the three participants for their signatures. He then gave an original cover each to Carter, Sadat, and Begin. These are believed to be in museums or libraries today. This fourth cover is the only original with a double signature from Sadat; it was unintentionally created when he signed the cover as it lay on top of the previous signature. In 1984, when his daughter married, Mr. Vincent gave the fourth cover to his son-in-law. Very fine. Estimated Value $2,000 - 3,000.

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Cleveland, Grover

Lot 12: Cleveland, Grover

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Description: Cleveland, Grover. (1837-1908) 22nd and 24th President of the United States (1885-1889 and 1893-1897.Autograph letter signed, on personal, embossed stationery, 4pp, Princeton, New Jersey, Oct. 29, 1899. To E.C. Benedict, regarding some investments, his boat, and his preferred recreation: hunting and fishing. In part: "My dear Commodore, I hasten to confirm the change in securities you have made in my behalf....My thought had been to dispose in the transaction, of common K instead of preferred but I am perfectly satisfied the course pursued was the best....I have been rather expecting to hear...about a ducking trip...I hope when you see Garden you will get all the news about the Santee Club shooting....I think the Esther needs a thorough inspection and perhaps some repair...." A long letter by the ex-President who had left office Mar. 4, 1897. Fine. The Arden Family Holdings of Beverly Hills. Estimated Value $400 - 600.

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Clinton, William Jefferson

Lot 13: Clinton, William Jefferson

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Description: Clinton, William Jefferson. Document signed as President, 1p, 11 x 14", The White House, Washington, D.C., June 20, 1993. Awarding the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Arthur Ashe, Jr. for his "extraordinary accomplishments in tennis and philanthropy and human rights...matched only by the elegance and the intelligence with which he pursued each of them. A pioneering African American athlete and champion, he co-founded Artists and Athletes Against Apartheid, and founded the Arthur Ashe Foundation for the Defeat of AIDS. An historian, writer and passionate advocate of education, his enduring legacy includes the award that bears his name for public service by an athlete. The United States honors this deeply moral man, who used his voice and his example to offer hope and inspiration to people everywhere." The document is housed in an 11 1/4 x 14 1/2" holder and is in very fine condition.Arthur Ashe (1943-93) became the first African-American male player to win the U.S. Open and Wimbledon, as well as the first black American to be ranked No. 1 in the world. Ashe was already an activist, pushing to create tennis programs for inner-city youth and speaking out against apartheid, and after learning that he had contacted AIDS from a blood transfusion received during a heart operation, he threw himself into raising awareness of the disease to which he succumbed on February 6, 1993. Estimated Value $4,000 - 6,000.

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Clinton, Jefferson

Lot 14: Clinton, Jefferson

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Description: Clinton, William Jefferson. (1946 -) 42nd President of the United States (1996-2001).Color photo signed in blue marker at upper left, 10 1/2 x 7 1/4", n.p., n.d. A smiling photo of the President sitting at his desk. With an Arkansas Sesquentennial First Day Cover signed as Governor of Arkansas in black ink at lower right; with cancelled stamps, one a newly-issued one and one from the centennial in 1936. No. 41 of 150 that Clinton signed. (2 items). The Arden Family Holdings of Beverly Hills. Estimated Value $400 - 600.

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Eisenhower, Dwight D

Lot 15: Eisenhower, Dwight D

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Description: Eisenhower, Dwight D. (1890-1969) Thirty-fourth President 1953-61, five-star General and Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in World War II. Typed letter signed, 1p, on personal letterhead, 10 1/4 x 7", Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Aug. 14, 1964. To Sister Mary Linus of San Luis Rey Academy in California. In part, "...Because of my own keen interest in the youth of America it is both a privilege and a pleasure to learn of your efforts to inspire your students with an understanding and awareness of our American heritage. May they accept with gratitude the freedom and equality inherent in our national life and be challenged to fulfill these promises for all Americans of every race and creed. May they also endeavor to protect and preserve our way of life for the generations yet unborn...." An important statement on civil rights by Ike, the same year that the Civil Rights Act was signed. Glue remnants on verso show through, most of which could be matted out. The Arden Family Holdings of Beverly Hills. Estimated Value $800 - 1,000.

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Eisenhower, Dwight D

Lot 16: Eisenhower, Dwight D

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Description: Eisenhower, Dwight D. Typed letter signed as President, on pale green White House letterhead, 1p, 9 x 6", Washington, June 13, 1959. To F. Peavey Heffelfinger, who was a millionaire Minneapolis grain dealer and chairman of the Republican Finance Committee: "I am grateful to you and Elizabeth for your note about Foster Dulles. I, too, felt a deep gratification at the outpouring of affection and admiration for this truly great man...." Elizabeth Heffelfinger was the Republican National Committeewoman from Minnesota from 1948 to 1960 and the secretary of the party's 1960 national convention.John Foster Dulles (1888-1959) was U.S. Secretary of State under Eisenhower from 1953 to 1959. He advocated an aggressive stance against communism throughout the world, to the point of brinkmanship; unfortunately, he often called "nationalism" by the name "communism," as an excuse to interfere in, and even overthrow, other governments. With his brother, Allen Dulles (1893-1969), as head of the CIA, the two controlled both overt and covert operations of U.S. foreign policy. Many of their decisions still affect us today. The Arden Family Holdings of Beverly Hills. Estimated Value $800 - 1,000.

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Eisenhower, Dwight D

Lot 17: Eisenhower, Dwight D

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Description: Eisenhower, Dwight D. White House card signed as President, 2 1/2 x 4", with slight ink brushing. This is an original signature and not one of the facsimile issues. Estimated Value $500 - 750.

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Description: Eisenhower, Dwight D. Clipped signature, 1 1/2 x 3 1/2"; "with best wishes" typed above signature and portion of a printed tree below, neither affecting the strong bold signature. Fine condition. Estimated Value $150 - 200.

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Eisenhower, Nixon, Truman, and Hoover: 1953 Inaugural Photo Signed by Four Presidents

Lot 19: Eisenhower, Nixon, Truman, and Hoover: 1953 Inaugural Photo Signed by Four Presidents

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Description: Eisenhower, Nixon, Truman, and Hoover: 1953 Inaugural Photo Signed By Four Presidents. Vintage 10 1/2" x 13 1/2" photo of President Dwight D. Eisenhower's January 20, 1953 inauguration signed by Dwight D. Eisenhower, in black ink; Richard Nixon, with January 20, 1953 date, in black ink; Harry Truman, in brown ink; Herbert Hoover, in turquoise ink; Mamie Doud Eisenhower, in turquoise ink; Fred M. Vinson, Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, who performed the swearing-in, in black ink; Joseph W. Martin, Jr., Speaker of the House, in black ink;Harold B. Willey, Clerk of the Supreme Court, with January 20, 1953 date, in black ink; and one other person, whose signature is illegible. Some faint edge creasing but overall fine. A most unusual and rare photo, the only one we have seen signed by these four Presidents. Estimated Value $4,000 - 6,000.

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Ford, Gerald R

Lot 20: Ford, Gerald R

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Description: Ford, Gerald R. (1913-2006) 38th President of the United States (1974-77). Typed letter signed as President, on White House letterhead, 1p, 8 x 6", Washington, Aug. 31, 1974. To entertainer Pearl Buck, just three weeks after being thrust into the presidency with Richard Nixon's resignation. In part: "...Thank you...for your wonderful telegrams expressing support following my swearing in as President. I did not seek either office as you know. But with God's help and the faith and confidence of good friends such as you throughout the country I will do my very best to fulfill the obligations of the office...." Very fine. An excellent letter, possibly the best Ford letter as President that we have seen. The Arden Family Holdings of Beverly Hills. Estimated Value $400 - 800.

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Ford, Gerald R

Lot 21: Ford, Gerald R

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Description: Ford, Gerald R. Typed document signed and dated "6/1/99" in the ex-President's hand, 1p, on personal, post-presidential letterhead, 8 1/2 x 6 1/4",n.p. Regarding the results found by the commission appointed to look into the Kennedy assassination, Ford writes: "In 1964, the Warren Commission unanimously decided: 1. Lee Harvey Oswald was the assassin, and 2. The Commission found no evidence of a conspiracy, foreign or domestic. As a member of the Commission, I endorsed those conclusions in 1964 and fully agree now as the sole surviving Commission member." Mint condition. The Arden Family Holdings of Beverly Hills. Estimated Value $300 - 500.

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Garfield, James A

Lot 22: Garfield, James A

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Description: Garfield, James A. (1831-81) 20th President of the United States, 1881. Autograph letter signed ("J.A. Garfield") as U.S. congressman from Ohio, 2pp (recto/verso), 9" x 7", Washington, Feb. 22, 1874. Responding to a letter from L.S. Abbott concerning government economies, with excellent content. In part: "...I know how hard the struggle is for a man with a family to get along here in Washington with the salary now allowed to clerks. I have resisted...all attempts at cutting down the notes. And it is peculiarly unpleasant to me that I must be made the leader of the movement to reduce the number of the clerks in the several Departments. But some reduction is imperatively necessary and it falls to my lot to propose it....I have had no help...from any head of a Department or of a Bureau. Those who know how to do it will not; and I must do it who don't very well know how. I have no doubt that in many cases I have not made the reduction in the places where it ought to be made, and have reduced where it ought not to be reduced. I shall be glad to rectify any errors & right any wrongs. But that a reduction ought to be made I have no doubt....I shall be glad to receive any suggestions you may be willing to make." Normal folds, else fine. Estimated Value $900 - 1,200.

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[Grant, Ulysses S.] Personal Chair & Presidential Document

Lot 23: [Grant, Ulysses S.] Personal Chair & Presidential Document

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Description: [grant, Ulysses S.] Personal Chair & Presidential Document. President U.S. Grant's personal chair. Vintage Victorian Period Hand Carved Black Spindle Armchair. The green and light brown fabric appears to be original to the piece. Included is a letter from Ulysses S. Grant V (1920-2011), the great-grandson of President U.S. Grant, attesting that this chair was given to him by his father, Chapman Grant, who was the last grandson of President Grant. Chapman had received the chair from his father, Jesse, who was the youngest son of President Grant and who spent many years living and traveling with his parents. Also included: Grant's Presidential Commission appointing Gilderoy Wells Griffin of Kentucky as Consul to the King of Denmark, signed by Secretary of State Hamilton Fish (also originally signed by Grant in red or purple ink, whose signature has completely faded away), with complete embossed white seal; all in matted custom wooden frame. Sotheby's January 18, 2001 Property from the Collection of President Ulysses S. Grant. Estimated Value $5,000 - 7,500.

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Harding, Warren G

Lot 24: Harding, Warren G

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Description: Harding, Warren G. (1865-1923) 29th President of the United States (1921-23). Typed letter signed as President, on White House letterhead, 1p, 8 x 7", Washington, Nov. 2, 1922. To George Wharton Pepper, Philadelphia, Pa. In part, "...Just because you have been so good and considerate I am breaking the rules and addressing a note to your friend in Massachusetts....Please know of my gratitude for your trip to Ohio. I know how it pleased the organization there, and I am sure you added to the hopefulness of victory next week...." Light toning; one small punch hole at upper left. Pepper was appointed to the U.S. Senate by Governor William Sproul in 1922, following the death of Senator Boies Penrose. Pepper also succeeded Penrose as Pennsylvania's Republican National Committeeman. The Arden Family Holdings of Beverly Hills. Estimated Value $500 - 600.

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Hayes, Rutherford B

Lot 25: Hayes, Rutherford B

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Description: Hayes, Rutherford B. (1822-1893) 19th President of the United States (1877-1881). Partly-printed document signed as President ("R B Hayes"), 1p, 10 x 8", Washington, May 28, 1878. Ordering the Secretary of State to affix the Seal to "a warrant for the conditional pardon of W.C. McKean." Fine. The Arden Family Holdings of Beverly Hills. Estimated Value $300 - 500.

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Hoover, Herbert

Lot 26: Hoover, Herbert

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Description: Hoover, Herbert. (1874-1964) 31st President of the United States (1929-1933). Typed letter signed, on personal letterhead, 1p, 10 1/2 x 7", The Waldorf Astoria Towers, New York, New York, May 19, 1962. "To the Students of the Herbert Hoover School at Penndel, Pennsylvania.," regretting that he can't attend their ceremonies. In part, " No greater honor can come to an American than to have his name associated with an American public school....My interest in youngsters is not dimmed by my nearing eighty-eight years, because it is on your feet that our country can move forward to even greater strength and glory. And I have complete confidence in you....from one who also attended the public school." The Arden Family Holdings of Beverly Hills. Estimated Value $300 - 400.

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Hoover, Herbert and Lou Henry Hoover

Lot 27: Hoover, Herbert and Lou Henry Hoover

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Description: Hoover, Herbert and Lou Henry Hoover. Photo signed, 6 1/2 x 10", n.p., n.d. A full-length portrait in a wooded environment with an American flag in the background, signed across the bottom of Mrs. Hoover's white dress and President Hoover's white trousers. The Hoovers met while both were studying at Stanford University. Soon after their marriage, Hoover accepted a job as a mining engineer for a private corporation in China, where they were caught up in the Boxer Rebellion. Their settlement in Tientsin was under heavy fire for almost a month; while Lou worked in the hospitals, Herbert directed the building of barricades. Both Hoovers learned Mandarin Chinese. Herbert Hoover (1874-1964) was the 31st President of the United States (1929-1933). Estimated Value $300 - 500.

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Hoover, Herbert and Lou Henry Hoover

Lot 28: Hoover, Herbert and Lou Henry Hoover

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Description: Hoover, Herbert and Lou Henry Hoover. Photo signed, 6 1/2 x 10", n.p., n.d. A full-length portrait in a wooded environment with an American flag in the background, signed across the bottom of Mrs. Hoover's white dress and President Hoover's white trousers. Hoover, a mining engineer, and his wife Lou, a geologist and linguist, translated the 1556 mining classic De re metallica from the Latin. Their important scholarly version was published in 1912 and is still in print today. Estimated Value $300 - 500.

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Hoover, Herbert Clark

Lot 29: Hoover, Herbert Clark

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Description: Hoover, Herbert Clark. Signed cover as President celebrating the 1934 trip of the USS Macon, a rigid airship built and operated by the U.S. Navy for scouting, from Moffett Field in California. This was the fourth trip of the U.S.S. Macon (ZRS-5) from Moffett Field. The "flying aircraft carrier" was designed to carry biplane parasite aircraft, five single-seat Curtiss F9C Sparrowhawk for scouting or two-seat Fleet N2Y-1 for training. In 1935, the Macon was damaged in a storm and lost off California's Big Sur coast. It was less than 20 feet shorter than the Hindenburg and was, consequently, among the largest flying objects in the world in terms of length and volume. Estimated Value $200 - 300.

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Jackson, Andrew

Lot 30: Jackson, Andrew

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Description: Jackson, Andrew. (1767-1845) 7th president of the United States (1829-1837). Autograph letter signed as President, 4pp (recto/verso), Washington, June 27, 1832. To A. Jackson Jr. (1804-65), his adopted son, who was the son of Rachel's brother Severn Donelson, regarding farm matters such as the collection of debts and the hiring of a new overseer. In part: "...I am happy you have concluded a settlement with him [Mr. Steele], and when I look over the account and find charges for 14 ploughs, having a blacksmith of my own, I think with you, that it is time to make a change....[L]ook out for a good overseer engage him and then in due time I will notify him that at the close of the year we will seperate--but this must be kept secrete from him or he will neglect all business and leave everything, crop & all, in as bad a state as he can....I have noted Mr. Wards conduct in enticing your cousin Andrew overseer from his service--it is an act of baseness, that I sincerely regret any of our neighbours would be guilty of...." He tells Andrew to talk to his cousin William Donelson and Major Donelson's overseer and gives detailed advice on how to get the overseer away from Ward once "your Cousin Andrew or his agent relinquishes all idea of retaining him." The letter is written on both sides of two conjoined sheets, with heavy show-through from Jackson's very bold penmanship. Jackson continues philosophically, "As to the loss of the mare, when all precaution has been taken, I never repine, it is only when loss is sustained by carelessness, or mismanagement that we ought to repine, & even then only to remember it, as a beacon by which to shun a repetition of mismanagement or carelessness, because we cannot by repining change the event which has passed....I do not yet know when congress will adjourn, and whether I can visit you this summer...." He adds a P.S. which is signed with his initials. Estimated Value $3,000 - 4,000.

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Jackson, Andrew.

Lot 31: Jackson, Andrew.

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Description: Jackson, Andrew. Document signed as President, 10, vellum, 9 1/2 x 15 1/2", Washington, D.C., Nov. 2,2 1832. A land grant registered in the Land Office at Opelousas, Louisiana for Olivia Frazier, in pursuance of an Act of Congress approved on Mar. 3, 1807 entitled "An act respecting claims to land in the territories of Orleans and Louisiana." Olivia Grant "was confirmed in her claim to a tract of land, in the County of Rapide, on the waters of the bayou Flaggon or Flaccon, containing Six hundred and thirty nine acres and ninety eight hundredths of an acre...in the district north of Red River, in the State of Louisiana." The grant is countersigned by Land Commissioner Elijah Hayward. Jackson's signature is of medium boldness and almost 6" across. Fine condition. One rarely sees land grants issued to women.Accompanied by a secretarial Franklin Pierce land grant, City of Washington, Mar. 1, 1854, to a soldier in the Kentucky militia, War of 1812. Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,500.

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Jackson, Andrew.

Lot 32: Jackson, Andrew.

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Description: Jackson, Andrew. Partly-printed Document Signed as President, 1p., 16 1/4 x 20", Boston, 1 July 1836, a four-language ship's paper for the Brig Congress, commanded by J. G. Town "lying at present in the port of Boston bound for Calcutta and laden with Merchandize..." The document is printed in Spanish, French, English, and Dutch. Countersigned by Secretary of State John FORSYTH (1780 - 1841) and bearing very clean paper seals of the United States. Matted and framed with a portrait of Jackson. A few minor separations on expected folds and a few minor holes, not affecting text, else fine condition. Matted and framed to an overall size of 24 1/2 x 40 1/2". Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,500.

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Jefferson, Thomas

Lot 33: Jefferson, Thomas

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Description: Jefferson, Thomas. (1743-1826) Principal author of the Declaration of Independence and third President of the United States (1801-1809). Partly-printed document signed as President, vellum, 18 1/2 x 16", Washington, Feb. 23, 1809. Appointing George Washington as "Second Lieutenant in the Fifth Regiment of Infantry." War Office seal is intact at top left. Some age toning, small holes at folds, and light fading to manuscript portion, but Jefferson's signature is very bold. An unusual appointment for a man with the same name as the first President. The Arden Family Holdings of Beverly Hills. Estimated Value $5,000 - 6,000.

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Jefferson, Thomas

Lot 34: Jefferson, Thomas

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Description: Jefferson, Thomas. Free frank signed as President, October 21, n.y. (likely 1806), with holograph address. The free frank reads, "Free Th: Jeffson Pr. US." and the address in Jefferson's hand, "Mr. Thomas Moore. Near Brookville." Fine. Thomas Moore (1760-1822) was a civil engineer and farmer who worked as chief engineer on a number of public works projects, including the James River and Kanawa Canal and the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. In 1806 Jefferson chose him as one of three commissioners for the construction of othe National Road from Baltimore to Ohio, the Cumberland Road. This was the first Federal road project and did much to open up what was then the American West to settlement. The Arden Family Holdings of Beverly Hills. Estimated Value $3,000 - 5,000.

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Jefferson, Thomas and James Madison

Lot 35: Jefferson, Thomas and James Madison

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Description: Jefferson, Thomas and James Madison. Partly-printed document signed as President, 1p, vellum, 8 x 16", Washington, Sept. 4, 1807. Countersigned by James Madison as Secretary of State. Being a land grant assigning John Blackford, of Hamilton County, Ohio, 240 acres of land lying between the Great Miami river and the Virginia reservation. Heavy age toning to vellum and several holes along the folds, which can be corrected with archival repair. Jefferson's signature is large but faint; Madison's is small and dark. The Arden Family Holdings of Beverly Hills. Estimated Value $2,000 - 2,500.

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[Jefferson, Thomas] Notes on the State of Virginia

Lot 36: [Jefferson, Thomas] Notes on the State of Virginia

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Description: [jefferson, Thomas] Notes on the State of Virginia. First Hot-Pressed Edition, Philadelphia, John Thompson printer for R.T. Rawles, June 1801. Octavo, modern full dark brown calf, gilt-ruled spine, red label, raised bands; frontispiece portrait, folding map, and chart listing Indian tribes. Published shortly after Jefferson's inauguration as President. "Notes on the State of Virginia" established Jefferson's contemporary reputation as a universal scholar and as a pioneering American scientist. The book was written primarily in 1781 and published in Paris, in Frenc, in 1785. Jefferson's ppendix, written in 1797, was then added. The Rawles' 1801 edition is considered to be the best edition of tis important work of Jefferson's, having the plate of Madison's Cave instead of the Natural Bridge. Owner title page and flyleaf signatures. Small rubbed hole to title page from attempted erasure of a previous owner's name. Repair done with archival tape to hinge of the large folding map, which is loose, and top inner corner of two preliminary leaves, then only occasional light foxing and minor offsetting to map. Estimated Value $1,500 - 2,500.

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Johnson, Andrew and William H. Seward

Lot 37: Johnson, Andrew and William H. Seward

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Description: Johnson, Andrew and William H. Seward. Transcribed copies of the original Presidential pardons for the conspirators Dr. Samuel Mudd, Edmund Spangler and Samuel Arnold, 8pp, 10 x 8", originally signed in Washington, 8 Feb. 1869. With clipped signatures of Andrew Johnson and William H. Seward affixed to the copy of the pardon for Dr. Mudd; Seward's clipped signature is also affixed to the pardons for Spangler and Arnold. These copies were part of The Sang Collection which included the original pardons, and were made some 100 years ago as display copies to accompanied the original pardons. Dr. Samuel Mudd (1833-83) was convicted of aiding and conspiring with John Wilkes Booth, who stopped at Mudd's house after the assassination to have his broken leg set; it came out in testimony that Mudd knew Booth previously. Spangler (1825-75) worked at Ford's Theatre and was convicted of conspiring with Booth, even though the evidence was questionable. Arnold (1834-1906) had been part of the original plot to kidnap Lincoln and to exchange him for Confederate prisoners. He was charged with complicity and sentenced to life, along with Mudd, Spangler, and Michael O'Laughlen (1840-67), who was also part of the conspiracy to kidnap Lincoln. O'Laughlen died in prison, and President Andrew Johnson, after being importuned by Dr. Mudd's defense attorney, Thomas Ewing, Jr. pardoned Dr. Mudd and the other men. Sang Collection. Estimated Value $1,200 - 1,500.

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Johnson, Lyndon Baines and Lady Bird

Lot 38: Johnson, Lyndon Baines and Lady Bird

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Description: Johnson, Lyndon Baines and Lady Bird. Color photo of LBJ, Lady Bird, Lynda Bird, and Luci Baines signed by LBJ as President, and inscribed and signed, "Happy Birthday to dear Dorothy and love from all of us, Lady Bird Johnson," 7 1/2 x 9 1/4". Very fine. The "Dorothy" to whom the photo is inscribed is Dorothy Goldberg, wife of Supreme Court Justice Arthur Goldberg. She was a long-time assistant to LBJ and a close friend of the family. Excellent condition. The Arden Family Holdings of Beverly Hills. Estimated Value $600 - 800.

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Kennedy, John F

Lot 39: Kennedy, John F

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Description: Kennedy, John F. (1917-1963) 35th President of the United States (1961-1963). Typed letter signed ("John Kennedy") as President, 1p, on White House stationery, 9 1/2 x 6 1/2", Washington, Nov. 30, 1962. To Commissioner T.A.M. Craven, Federal Communications Commission, regarding space communications. FineIn part: "I am pleased...that you will be able to continue to serve the Commission and your Government as one of its key representatives at the forthcoming Extraordinary Administrative Radio Conference on Space Communications in Geneva next October. As you know, all of us in this Administration place the highest priority on the program, already well-advanced, to bring into being at the earliest practicable date an operational global satellite communications system. In this, you have already played a most important role and it is, therefore, gratifying to know that we will continue to have the benefit of your years of experience and wise counsel in this highly complex field. The ultimate success of this program will depend upon our ability to secure international agreement upon frequencies to be allocated to this service. The fact that you are willing to undertake this added assignment after concluding over thirty-six years of distinguished federal service is indeed a tribute to your devotion to duty...."As a senator, JFK had thought that the space program was a waste of money. Even as President, three weeks before Gagarin's flight, he had decided against funding the Apollo project, and, in fact, wanted to scrap NASA. What a difference the Russian's 108 minute orbit of the Earth made, or more precisely, the world's reaction to it. Winning in space suddenly became a political imperative.The letter is matted with a color photo of JFK and a three-inch Presidential medallion and framed to an overall size of 23 1/2 x 26". Buyer will probably want to replace the frame, which has numerous nicks, not affecting the very fine letter. Ex Superior, Nov. 18, 1995, Lot 185 The Arden Family Holdings of Beverly Hills. Estimated Value $8,000 - 10,000.

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Kennedy, John F. and Robert F. Kennedy

Lot 40: Kennedy, John F. and Robert F. Kennedy

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Description: Kennedy, John F. and Robert F. Kennedy. First Day Cover inscribed and signed "Best Wishes--John Kennedy" by the President and "R. Kennedy" by the U.S. Attorney General. The FDC honors the International Court of Justice 1961, with circular cancellation from the United Nations, New York, Feb. 13, 1961 and four 4c postage stamps honoring the Court. Both JFK and RFK signed in black ink. Fine. Estimated Value $600 - 800.

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[Kennedy, John F.] ] UPI Teletype 1963-64, Archive of Kennedy Assassination and Ruby Trial

Lot 41: [Kennedy, John F.] ] UPI Teletype 1963-64, Archive of Kennedy Assassination and Ruby Trial

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Description: [kennedy, John F.] ] Upi Teletype 1963-64, Archive of Kennedy Assassination and Ruby Trial. An archive of more than 100 original United Press International (UPI) wire service teletypes to the Cincinnati Post & Times-Star covering November 22-27, 1963 and into 1964 with the trial of Jack Ruby. Reporting includes President John F. Kennedy's assassination; arrest of Lee Harvey Oswald; quotes, comments and memorials by a number of USA and international dignitaries; interview with the priest who administered the last rites"; funeral procession; and information on Ruby's trial and jury. Some reports are credited to noted journalists such as Merriman Smith, Pulitzer Prize winner for his coverage of the Kennedy assassination; Helen Thomas, the first female member of the White House press corps and the first female named as UPI's chief White House correspondent; and Arthur Krock, winner of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In addition to the teletype pages, there are several wire photos with familiar images of Oswald, Ruby, John-John, and President and Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson. Another real-time lengthy report interspersed among the Ruby coverage of February 11, 1964 is the arrival of the Beatles in Washington D.C., which followed their appearance on the Ed Sullivan show in New York, another defining moment of the twentieht century. Teletype pages re 8 1/2" wide in various lengths, up to several feet. Clean clear type, easy to read.Provenance: Collection assembled and kept by Robert A. Ryan, Jr. a student at Xavier University and part-time worker at the Cincinnati Post and Times-Star who was on duty the afternoon the news of the Kennedy assassination broke. Ryan collected every feed that came over the wire servie teletypes, once they served their purpose. In 1973, shortly before he died, Ryan gave the collection to a university classmate and friend named MacGregor, who kept everything in the original box until 2013, when he sold the collection to Richard C. Davis. Estimated Value $1,500 - 2,500.

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[Kennedy Assassination] John F Kennedy, Lee Harvey Oswald, & Jack Ruby, and Others

Lot 42: [Kennedy Assassination] John F Kennedy, Lee Harvey Oswald, & Jack Ruby, and Others

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Description: [kennedy Assassination] John F Kennedy, Lee Harvey Oswald, Jack Ruby, and Four Others. This lot contains the signatures of seven people associated with the assassination of President John F. Kennedy: John Kennedy Signature on a 1 x 2 1/4" piece of coated paper; signed in blue ink, n.p., n.d.; Lee Harvey Oswald Clipped signature ("Lee H. Oswald") from a document, 3/8 x 2 1/2", n.p.; Jack Ruby signature on the nightclub check of a patron from Ruby's Carousel Club at 1313 St., Dallas, dated 7-17-1963, signed in black ink. A postcard picturing the Texas School Book Depository Building, with a bust photo of JFK imposed, holds the following signatures and inscriptions: "I was handcuffed to Oswald when he was shot. James R. Leavelle D.P.D."; "Officer M. 'Nick' McDonald--Captor of Oswald--11-22-63"; Clint Hill, the Secret Service agent who climbed into the back of the limousine in an attempt to protect the President and First Lady; and Buell Fraizer, the person who drove Lee Harvey Oswald to work at the Texas School Book Depository on Nov. 22, 1963. Estimated Value $1,000-UP.

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[Lincoln and Generals] Patriotic Locket With Four Gem-sized Photos

Lot 43: [Lincoln and Generals] Patriotic Locket With Four Gem-sized Photos

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Description: [lincoln and Generals] Patriotic Locket With Four Gem-Sized Photos. Gem-size 1 x 1" locket, including the rare, famed "Cooper Union Photograph" of Lincoln, credited with putting him in the White House. The other photos are of General William T. Sherman, General George G. Meade, and an unidentified person. The locket opens like a book and has a ring at the top for suspension; it has a swirled design; on the front are a cross and an anchor covered by a heart. Estimated Value $500 - 750.

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Lincoln, Abraham

Lot 44: Lincoln, Abraham

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Description: Lincoln, Abraham. (1809-1865) 16th President of the United States (1861-1865). Very fine content autograph endorsement signed ("A. Lincoln") as President on the docket of an autograph letter signed of Adjutant General J.B. Stonehouse, 2pp, 9 x 7", Albany, Oct. 22 1863. To Colonel Ray Tompkins concerning the raising of a volunteer regiment in New York for federal service. Reeling from the aftermath of the New York Draft Riots of July 1863, New York Governor Horation Seymour, an anti-Lincoln Democrat, was apparently reluctant to organize new regiments for the Union army, fearing further popular backlash. In an attempt to work around this, he advised Col. Ray Tomkins, who had petitioned to raise a volunteer regiment, via the Adjutant General that he was "undecided whether any more regimental authorization will be granted. If it should be determined so to do, the Governor desires me to say your application shall have early attention." It appears that Tompkins took the letter to Washington in late October and managed to get it presented to Lincoln.* When the request reached the President's desk, Lincoln, displaying his political savvy, was able to tactfully "override" the governor and authorized the formation, together with the specific number of troops to be raised. Lincoln writes in full, on 2 Nov. 1863: "If the Secretary of War, and the Governor of New York approve, I am for Col. Tompkins, raising a thousand men in any way he chooses. A. Lincoln."Governor Horatio Seymour added his tepid "approval" of the measure on 11 Dec. 1863, noting in an autograph endorsement signed below Lincoln's: "If the consent of the Secretary of War is obtained, I shall not withhold my approval." Colonel Ray Tompkins was the commander of the 73rd New York State Guard and was a resident of Staten Island. Weak folds reinforced and missing docket panel, replaced with conservation paper; light soiling, else very good to fine condition. Housed in a professional acid-free mat. *The Annual Report of the Adjutant-General (1863) Vol I, p. 38: "The 73d regiment (infantry) were not inspected, owing to the absence of Col. Ray Tompkins, at Washington on government business...." Estimated Value $15,000 - 20,000.

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Lincoln, Abraham

Lot 45: Lincoln, Abraham

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Description: Lincoln, Abraham. Important autograph endorsement signed as President, June 7, 1862, written on the 4th page of a bifolium with a 1p letter to Secretary of War Stanton from revenue cutter officer David Ritchie, 9 x 7", May 30, 1862, recommending his nephew, Dr. Jonathan Letterman, to be Medical Inspector General for the Army of the Potomac, a position tantamount to Surgeon General. Ritchie writes, in part, "...I do not desire that he may have any unjust preference over others because he is a relative of mine but at the same time I do not desire his just claims to be overlooked and an inferior person appointed through influence of any kind....If you should think it proper, please show this letter to the President." Stanton forwarded the letter to Lincoln who wrote, "Respectfully read and returned to the Sec. of War. A. Lincoln Jan. 7 1862." Letterman was appointed assistant surgeon in the Army in 1849. He saw duty in actions against the Apaches in New Mexico before returning east in 1861 to be assigned as Medical Director of the Dept. of West Virginia. He took over his duties on July 4, 1862, in the midst of the Seven Days battles. He reformed the medical service, ordering innovations such as fresh vegetables to be issued and cooked for the men, six inches of dirt to be added daily to the latrine, and all kitchen and slaughterhouse refuse to be buried. He also set up an ambulance corps, but his greatest fame is as the founder of the soldiers' hospital at Gettysburg, which was named Camp Letterman in his honor. He arrived at Gettysburg on July 4, 1863, and coordinated the medical efforts, setting up the hospital which, according to his own statistics, treated 14,193 Union wounded and 6,802 Confederate wounded. The innovations which he instituted unquestionably saved the lives of thousands of soldiers on both sides. Little known except for his name on Camp Letterman, he is one of the greatest unsung heroes of the Civil War. The Arden Family Holdings of Beverly Hills. Estimated Value $6,000 - 8,000.

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Lincoln, Abraham

Lot 46: Lincoln, Abraham

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Description: Lincoln, Abraham. Partly-printed document signed as President, 1p, vellum, 17 1/2 x 13", Washington, mar 12, 1863. Appointing John H. Tighe "Assistant Quartermaster of Volunteers with the rank of Captain." Countersigned by Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War. Fine. John Henry Tighe was one of numerous Irish-born officers in the U.S. Army. He was commissioned from Missouri and after his appointment by Lincoln, served until he was honorably mustered out on June 15, 1866. The Arden Family Holdings of Beverly Hills. Estimated Value $4,000 - 6,000.

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[Lincoln, Abraham] 1864 Lincoln Campaign Badge

Lot 47: [Lincoln, Abraham] 1864 Lincoln Campaign Badge

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Description: [lincoln, Abraham] 1864 Lincoln Campaign Badge. Gem-sized, brass-matted albumen of Abraham Lincoln at one point worn by a supporter of the Rail Splitter President in his bid for reelection in the midst of the Civil War - the most important presidential campaign in American history! Estimated Value $400 - 500.

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Lincoln, Abraham and Four of His Cabinet Members

Lot 48: Lincoln, Abraham and Four of His Cabinet Members

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Description: Lincoln, Abraham and Four of His Cabinet Members. Autograph endorsement signed ("A. Lincoln") as President, on the verso of an autograph letter signed by Secretary of War Simon Cameron, 1p, 6 x 4 1/2", War Dept., Washington, May 17, 1861, putting forward the name of Henry Pangborn for the position of paymaster of the Navy. Lincoln wrote on page 4 of the bifolium, "Let it be done when it can consistently. A. Lincoln, May 20, 1861." Secretary of State William H. Seward wrote, "I concur," as did Postmaster General Montgomery. On page 3, Secretary of the Interior Caleb Smith wrote, "I concur in the recommendation of Mr. Pangborn," and F.W. Seward (William's son), who was Asst. Secretary of State, wrote, " I heartily concur in the foregoing recommendation." Cameron's letter is very faded, the paper is toned and soiled, with numerous folds, but Lincoln's endorsement is bold and the others are easily read.Young Pangborn, who was the son of a prominent Republican newspaper editor, was assigned as Naval Paymaster to the Steamer Rhode Island and later to the Sloop Constitution and the USS Constellation; the latter ship was engaged in thwarting Confederate cruisers and commerce raiders in European waters, then in capturing Rebel privateers, cruisers and blockade runners in waters closer to home. He died just after the war, at the young age of 27. The Arden Family Holdings of Beverly Hills. Estimated Value $3,000 - 5,000.

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[Lincoln, Abraham] Commemorative Silk Ribbon With Quote From 2nd Inaugural Address

Lot 49: [Lincoln, Abraham] Commemorative Silk Ribbon With Quote From 2nd Inaugural Address

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Description: [lincoln, Abraham] Commemorative Silk Ribbon With Quote From 2nd Inaugural Address. Portrait of Lincoln with a quotation in red and blue from his second inaugural address: "With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation's wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan-to do all which may achieve and cherish a just, and a lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations." Above the portrait is an eagle perched on an American shield, with an American flag above, topped by an "E Pluribus Unum" banner. Below the portrait is a scroll inscribed Emancipation Procl/ Abraham Lincoln. Silk, 10 x 2 1/4", plus red tassel. Marked on back, under top fold, B.B. Tilt & Son, N.Y. & Patterson, N.J. Estimated Value $500 - 600.

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[Lincoln, Abraham] Lincoln Stevensgraph Ribbon

Lot 50: [Lincoln, Abraham] Lincoln Stevensgraph Ribbon

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Description: [lincoln, Abraham] Lincoln Stevensgraph Ribbon. Portrait of Lincoln within a border of stars above "The Late Lamented President Lincoln" and crossed American flags. Above the portrait is an eagle perched on an American shield holding a banner with "E Pluribus Unum" in its beak; at top edge, below a decorative border, is "Assassinated At Washington 14 April 1865" and a quote: "I have said nothing but what I am willing to live by, and if it be the pleasure of Almighty God, to die by. A. Lincoln." Silk, marked on back T. StevensCoventry. Size is 9 1/2 x 2 1/4". Some toning to edges but a most attractive ribbon. Estimated Value $500 - 600.

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