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Auction Description for Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles: Goldbergs Session One Manuscripts, Arms & Armor, Silver & Porcelain
Auction Description:
A fine collection or presidential documents. A large collection of Arms and Armor. Sports memorabilia, advertising, toys, books, old Playboys, animation, fine art, silver & paintings.

Goldbergs Session One Manuscripts, Arms & Armor, Silver & Porcelain (532 Lots)

by Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles


532 lots | 530 with images

December 3, 2016

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Los Angeles, CA, USA

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7 Past U.S. Presidents, 1969-2009, Signed Photograph of Air Force One

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Description: 7 Past U.S. Presidents, 1969-2009, Signed Photograph of Air Force One. Seven past Presidents of the United States have signed this color 8" x 10" photo of Air Force One, SAM 27000, the second of two Boeing VC-137C, specifically configured and maintained for use by the Presidents. In flight over the Potomac River, representing 40 years of American history, it has been signed by Richard Nixon as Ex-President in blue pen top left, "Best Regards, Ronald Reagan" as Ex-President in black felt tip pen top center, Jimmy Carter as Ex-President in black felt tip pen bottom left, Gerald R. Ford as Ex-President in black felt pen bottom left, George W. Bush very likely as President in black felt pen bottom left, "Best Wishes George H. W. Bush" as Ex-President in blue felt tip pen bottom center and finally, "Bill Clinton 11-10-2010" as Ex-President in blue felt pen bottom center. SAM 2700 was in service from December, 1972 to 2001 and is now on display at the Reagan Library. Signatures and photo in excellent condition. Comes with COA from Presidential Historian, H. W. "Skip" Hensel. Estimated Value $4,000 - 5,000.

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Adams, John Quincy

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Description: Adams, John Quincy. (1767-1848). 6th President of the United States. Cut free frank signature ("J.Q. Adams"), 1 page, 5 x 1/2", Washington, D.C., n.d. Addressed to Nicholas Biddle (1786-1844) of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, President of the U.S. Second Bank (1822-1836). Postmarked "City of Washington" date illegible, and additionally stamped "Free". Folded once horizontally and repaired on the verso. Accompanied by a Letter of Authenticity. In fine condition.Here, the President renowned for shaping U.S. foreign policy in accordance with his nationalist commitment to U.S. republican values contacts the second president of the U.S. Second Bank, a financier notable for his use of such newly developed national techniques of "central banking" as controlling the nation?s money supply, regulating interest rates, lending to state banks, and acting as the U.S Government?s fiscal agent. Estimated Value $300 - 400.

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Bush, George Walker

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Description: Bush, George Walker. (1946 -) Signed Late Edition of The New York Times 9/12/2001 after the destruction of The World Trade Center. Signing the edition and obtained at two different occassions are President George W. Bush, former Governor of New York, George Pataki, and Former Mayor of New York City, Rudy Giuliani, all in office at the time. Newspaper is complete except for Section D. Estimated Value $400 - 600.

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Clinton, Bill

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Description: Clinton, Bill. Envelope signed "Bill Clinton" with "3/20/92" postmark from Kenner, LA, with small color photo of Clinton pasted to it. Accompanied by Five Holiday Greeting Cards 1996-2000, three with autopen signatures of Bill and Hilary Clinton. Also included is a colorful 9-page "Holidays at the White House 1995" booklet with printed signatures. All are in fine condition. Estimated Value $250 - 350.

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Clinton, Bill, Al Gore, and Samuel Tilden

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Description: Clinton, Bill, Al Gore, and Samuel Tilden. Card with vignette of the White House signed by Bill Clinton and Al Gore, no date, 6 x 8". Both signed in black marker, probably as President and Vice President. Very fine with outstanding signatures. Accompanied by a partly-printed document signed by Samuel J. Tilden as Governor of New York, 1 page, Albany, August 25, 1875, certifying that one Oscar F. Thompson was an authorized notary public when he signed a certain document. Very good; toning and edge chips; seal with ribbons intact.In 1876, Tilden won the popular vote as the Democratic candidate for President over Republican candidate Rutherford B. Hayes, but due to fraud and manipulation, Hayes won the electoral vote 185 to 184. Similarly, in the 2000 election, Al Gore won the popular vote over George W. Bush by some 500,000 votes but because of irregularities in the Florida election, lost the election when the U.S. Supreme Court issued a controversial 5-4 decision to reverse the Florida Supreme Court's recount order, giving the electoral vote to Bush 271-266. Estimated Value $400 - 600.

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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 Ex-President, on letterhead with Presidential Seal, 1 page, 8 1/2 x 6 1/2", Feb. 25, 1989. To Maria Carroll thanking her for a book of speeches by Warren G. Harding and saying he was certain that "the news media and some historians have over-emphasize the negatives in the Harding era. I know from personal experience that is the tendency...." He also expresses his appreciation as a golfer of a copy of a photo of Harding playing golf. Very fine with bold signature. Estimated Value $150 - 200.

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Ford, Gerald R.

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Description: Ford, Gerald R. (1913-2006). 38th President of the United States. Typed letter signed ("Gerry"), 1 page, 8 1/2 x 6 1/4", on ivory "Gerald R. Ford" Presidential stationery, Rancho Mirage, California, November 29, 2000. To Robert Cyrus "Cy" Laughter of Dayton, Ohio, who had served on President Ford's Physical Fitness Committee. In a letter written just a few weeks before the December 12, 2000 Supreme Court decision that named George W. Bush the winner of the disputed Presidential election, Ford pledges to "do whatever I can" to secure a post for Laughter in the forthcoming Bush administration, provided that George W. is, in fact, elected. The letter is accompanied by a GOP observer Miami-Dade badge, as well as the original mailing envelope. Folded once at the horizontal center, else fine. Estimated Value $200 - 300.

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Hayes, Rutherford B, James A. Garfield and William McKinley

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Description: Hayes, Rutherford B. 19th, 20th and 25th Presidents of the United States. Lot of three items, all of which are accompanied by Letters of Authenticity. 1. Signature ("RB Hayes"), on a 3 1/4 x 2 1/4" card, n.p., n.d. Light smudges do not mar the clear, clean signature. Fine. 2. Signature ("J.A. Garfield"), on a 3 x 2 1/4" card, n.p., n.d. Fine. 3. Signature ("W McKinley"), as Governor of Ohio (1892-1896), on a 4 1/4 x 2" "State of Ohio / Executive Chamber / Columbus" embossed card, Columbus, n.d. Large, bold signature. Fine. Estimated Value $400 - 600.

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Hayes, Rutherford B

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Description: Hayes, Rutherford B. Partly-printed document signed ("R.B. Hayes), as President, 1 page, 16 x 21", Washington, Feb. 9, 1880. Countersigned by Secretary of the Interior Carl Schurz. Appointing Speed S. Fry as "Supervisor of Census for the Third Census District of Kentucky." Blind embossed seal of the Department of the Interior at lower left. Light toning; small pinholes at fold intersections and a vertical fold traverses the "R." in Hayes' signature. Estimated Value $250 - 350.

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Jackson, Andrew

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Description: Jackson, Andrew. (1767-1845). 7th President of the United States. Autograph letter signed ("Andrew Jackson"), 1 page, 9 x 7", the Hermitage, Tennessee, Feb. 13, 1827. To Col. Leroy Pope (1765-1844), called "Father of Huntsville" Alabama, introducing an astronomer by the name of Mr. Goodacre. Goodacre had spent some time in Nashville and had given lectures and demonstrations, deemed "superior" by Jackson and "highly gratifying to all our learned gentlemen who have attended them. " Jackson asks that Pope be sure to introduce Goodacre to one Doctor Brown, who must certainly have been an avid stargazer.Some splitting to vertical folds; four small holes at fold intersections affect a couple of letters of text. The signature remains clear and bold. Accompanied by a Letter of Authenticity. Housed in a lucite holder, easily removed. Estimated Value $1,500 - 2,000.

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Jackson, Andrew

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Description: Jackson, Andrew. (1767-1845). 7th President of the United States. Cut free frank signature ("Andrew Jackson"), 1 page, 5 x 2 1/4", n.p., n.d. Addressed to General J.B. Planche & Co., Merchants of New Orleans. Jackson has handwritten the address as well as the word "Free". Despite some remnant tape on the verso, the sheet is clean, the signature remarkably large and bold. Accompanied by a Letter of Authenticity. In fine condition. Estimated Value $400 - 500.

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Jefferson, Thomas

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Description: Jefferson, Thomas. (1743-1826) Third President of the United States. Partly-printed document signed ("Th. Jefferson"), as President, and countersigned by James Madison as Secretary of State. Being a four-language ship's passport (French, Spanish, English, and Dutch), on laid paper, 1 page, 22 1/2 x 18", Portsmouth, New Hampshire, September 11, 1805. Also signed by Joseph Whipple, Collector of Customs. Ichabod Rollins is appointed as master and commander of the ship Hantonia for a voyage to Jamaica. The paper seal of the United States is affixed and fully intact at the left margin. The document is notarized and dated September 14, 1805 in the space below the main text, with the official seal of the notary public of Portsmouth, Samuel Elliot, affixed at the left margin. Folded five times horizontally and three times vertically, with some light creasing and minor splitting where folds intersect - three such imperfections are notable, each measuring less than 1/4", and not affecting the English text or the signatures, which are clean and clear. Attractively framed in gilt wood and black frame with museum-grade UV plexiglass, white engraved portraits, and biographical plaques of both founding fathers against green velvet for an overall size of 55 x 33". Estimated Value $8,000 - 12,000.

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Kennedy, John F

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Description: Kennedy, John F. (1917-1963) 35th President of the United States (1961-63). Vintage black and white photo of President John F. Kennedy at his desk in the Oval Office inscribed and signed in black fountain pen, "To Joe Baso - with warm regards - John Kennedy," 7 1/2 x 8 1/4", c. 1962. Cecil Stoughton was the White House photographer at the time and took this photograph. With authentication by presidential historian H.W. "Skip" Hensel. Estimated Value $2,000 - 3,000.

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Lincoln, Abraham

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Description: Lincoln, Abraham. (1809-1865) 16th President of the United States. Partly-printed document signed ("Abraham Lincoln"), as President, 1 page, approximately 20 1/2 x 16", Washington, D.C., March 4, 1863. Countersigned by Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase ("S.P. Chase"). Being the appointment of James T. McCullough as Collector of Internal Revenues for the First Collection District of Maryland. An engraved vignette featuring the American bald eagle perched on a rock at sea appears near the top of the document, beneath the President's full name. Folded once horizontally and five times vertically, the document does display minor splitting at the folds, mostly near the margins, which have been professionally repaired. There are also some tears at the left and right margins, neither of which impacts the text of the document or the signature, which remains clear and bold. Elaborately framed for display in museum grade UV plexiglass beneath a color portrait of Lincoln and a biographical plaque against deep red velvet for an overall size of 31 1/2 x 43 1/2". In very good condition. Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticy from H.W. "Skip" Hensel, manuscript appraiser and presidential historian. Estimated Value $5,000 - 6,000.

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Lincoln, Abraham

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Description: Lincoln, Abraham. Partly-printed document signed ("Abraham Lincoln"), as President, vellum, 18 1/4 x 14 1/4", Washington, March 22, 1862. Countersigned by Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton. Appointing Speed S. Fry as Brigadier General of Volunteers. Docketed by Adj. Gen. Lorenzo Thomas at upper left; seal is intact at upper left. Manuscript information is faint but legible. Lincoln's full signature is of medium boldness. Some age spotting and yellowing around edges; still an attractive document. Fry (1817-1892) was a lawyer, judge, and a U.S.Army officer during the Mexican-American War and American Civil War. Estimated Value $4,500 - 5,500.

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Lincoln, Abraham

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Description: Lincoln, Abraham. (1809-1865) Large 19th Century framed CDV image of President Abraham Lincoln with original cut signature. Frame measures 11 1/2" x 9 1/2" with original hand blown glass plate (visible small air bubbles.) The image has a cancelled Green Washington US Revenue 3 cent stamp on verso. Estimated Value $1,500 - 2,000.

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Obama, Barack

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Description: Obama, Barack. (1961 -) 44th President of the United States (2009-2017). May 2, 2011 issue of USA Today signed as President in black Sharpie pen on the front page at top right. The headline reads: "Osama bin Laden is dead, Obama says." The signing took place at Bergstrom International Airport in Austin, Texas on Tuesday, May 10, 2011. The President was in Texas to push immigration reform. Included is a snapshot of the President greeting well-wishers at the airport. Includes COA from Presidential Historian, H.W. "Skip" Hensel. Estimated Value $900 - 1,200.

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Reagan, Ronald and Nancy

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Description: Reagan, Ronald and Nancy. Color photograph of President and Mrs. Reagan on an airport tarmac with members of the military, signed in blue ballpoint pen by President Reagan and in blue marker as the First Lady, both in the lower border, 8 x 10". Printed notation on verso: "Official White House Photograph 12 JUN 87 C41241-27." Date of signatures is unknown. Fine condition with bold signatures. With authentication by presidential historian H.W. "Skip" Hensel. Estimated Value $300 - 500.

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Roosevelt, Theodore

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Description: Roosevelt, Theodore. (1858-1919). 26th President of the United States. Typed letter signed ("Theodore Roosevelt"), as President, on "White House, Washington" embossed letterhead, 1 page, 7 x 8 1/2", Washington, D.C., August 19, 1904. To Mr. Axel Josephsson of Washington, D.C. Accompanied by the original transmittal envelope, postmarked Oyster Bay, New York. Folded to accommodate an envelope, and with a light smudge in the lower left corner which does not impact the text or the very large, bold, and clear signature. With a Letter of Authenticity. In very good to fine condition.The President graciously expresses his thanks for the copy of Singoalla, a Swedish novel described as a "Romantic fairytale poem" upon its initial publication in 1857 that was translated into English in 1903 by Josephsson, who stated, in the preface, his desire to "acquaint the English reading world with one of the most weird and romantic stories ever written in the Swedish language.". Estimated Value $600 - 800.

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Seven Presidents Signed Photo of White House

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Description: Seven Presidents Signed Photo of White House. 8 x 10" color photo of the White House signed by seven Presidents: Richard Nixon, dated 1-2-88, in blue ink; Gerald R. Ford, signed in black marker; Jimmy Carter ("J. Carter"), signed in blue marker; Ronald Reagan, in black ballpoint pen; George H.W. Bush ("George Bush"), in black marker; Bill Clinton, in black marker; and George W. Bush ("George Bush"), in blue marker. All probably signed as Ex-Presidents. This is the view of the White House that appears on the $20 bill. Fine condition. Exceptional signatures. With authentication by presidential historian H.W. "Skip" Hensel. Estimated Value $4,000 - 5,000.

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Taft, William H

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Description: Taft, William H. (1857-1930). 27th President of the United States. Typed letter signed ("Wm. H. Taft"), as U.S. Secretary of War (1904-1908), on "War Department / Washington" embossed letterhead, 1 page, 5 1/2 x 9", Washington, D.C., May 7, 1907. To Major General William S. McCaskey, Commander of the Department of Texas, San Antonio, Texas. Folded to fit an envelope, and with a few light smudges in the upper margin, the signature remains large, bold, and clear. Accompanied by a Letter of Authenticity. In fine condition.With this brief but genial letter, Taft congratulates McCaskey on his "well-deserved promotion" to the rank of Major-General. Estimated Value $200 - 400.

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Truman, Harry S

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Description: Truman, Harry S. Typed letter signed ("Harry Truman"), as President, on White House stationery, 1 page, 9 x 7", Washington, D.C., December 21, 1948. To Dr. G. Bromley Oxnam, Bishop of the Methodist Church, in New York City. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. In fine condition.In the wake of the recent testimony by former Communist Party member Whittaker Chambers before the House Committee on Un-American Activities in which he accused former Director of the State Department's Office of Special Political Affairs, Alger Hiss, of being a Soviet spy, Truman responds to a letter from the standing Bishop of the Methodist Church, thanking him for providing information in response to charges of the Un-American Activities Committee. In part, "The great American public will be strengthened by the assurance that Communism has not infiltrated the churches of this nation." Estimated Value $1,500 - 2,000.

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Truman, Harry S.

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Description: Truman, Harry S. Typed memorandum signed ("H.S.T."), as President, on White House stationery, 1 page, 9 x 7", Washington, D.C., November 10, 1949. For the Acting Secretary of State, James E. Webb (1906-1992). Oval receipt stamp "Under Secretary / Nov 14 1949 / Department of State" at the right. In fine condition. In full, "Thanks for the background memoranda on the visit of His Imperial Majesty, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Shahinshah of Iran. I appreciate your thoughtfulness in sending it to me very much." On November 16, 1949, less than one week after writing our memo, President Truman greeted Mohammad Rez Pahlavi, the 30-year-old Shah of Iran, on his first visit to the United States. Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,200.

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Truman, Harry S.

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Description: Truman, Harry S. (1884-1972). 33rd President of the United States. Typed letter signed ("Harry S. Truman"), as President, on "The White House / Washington" embossed letterhead, 1 page, 7 x 8 1/2", Washington, D.C., January 27, 1951. To Michael J. Kirwan, U.S. Representative of Ohio?s 19th district, Washington, D.C. Folded once horizontally to accommodate an envelope, no longer extant, and with an insignificant rust-colored stain to the upper margin, else fine.Truman begins this friendly correspondence by expressing his wish that Kirwan is able to see "The Informer," presumably a reference to either the D.W. Griffith film of 1912 or the John Ford picture of 1935. He continues in a subtly apologetic tone, referencing his unusually hectic recent schedule and requesting that the congressman contact "Matt", presumably a presidential employee, to set up an appointment for a meeting. Surely, the Chinese New Year Offensive and subsequent fallout were keeping the President occupied. Estimated Value $400 - 600.

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Tyler, John

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Description: Tyler, John. (1790-1862). 10th President of the United States. Free frank signature ("J. Tyler"), as President, on a 4 x 2" mourning stationery envelope, Washington, D.C., postmarked January 10, n.y. (1843). The letter this envelope was likely written and sent by Tyler in the months immediately following the loss of his first wife, Letitia, who died of a stroke in the White House as First Lady in September of 1842. Postmarked and stamped "Free" in red ink. The original wax seal on the envelope closure is still nearly fully intact. Although the envelope is a bit rough around the edges and age toned, the signature is still clear and bold. Accompanied by a Letter of Authenticity. In very good condition. Estimated Value $400 - 600.

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Washington, George

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Description: Washington, George. (1732-1799) First President of the United States; Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army. Autograph letter signed ("Go: Washington"), 1 page, on laid paper, 9 x 7 1/2", Mount Vernon, Oct. 27, 1799. Written less than two months before Washington's death to William Hartshorne (1742-1816), a Quaker merchant in Alexandria. Docket on verso. Light toning and a few wrinkles. Affixed at top corners by small bits of old tape to slightly larger board, affecting nothing; several small fold reinforcements to folds on verso. Washington's handwriting did not deteriorate with age and his signature is a lovely example.Washington writes: "Your favor of the 23d inst.t was not received until last night. For the information it gives concerning the suit of Mr. T. Herbert, I thank you. I hope he will acquiesce in the decison, though unfavourable to his wishes; and no longer give trouble to others, and expence to himself, in prose[c]uting it. With esteem & regard...."William Hartshorne was also treasurer of the Potomac Company, created in 1785 to make improvements to the Potomac River and to improve its navigability. Washington served as the company's first president and was an investor.This letter has remained in the Hartshorne family since 1799. A handwritten genealogy of the Hartshorne family, back to William Hartshorne's father, accompanies the letter. Estimated Value $6,000 - 8,000.

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Washington, George

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Description: Washington, George - Rare Appointment Signed First Year As President. Manuscript document signed ("Go. Washington"), as President, vellum, 1 page, 11 1/2 x 11", New York, New York, September 26, 1789. An early presidential appointment, whereby Pierpont Edwards (1750-1826) is appointed to the office of Attorney of the United States for the Connecticut District. The seal of the United States is affixed at the upper left and remains fully intact. Folded once vertically and twice horizontally, but otherwise remarkable for its clean appearance. The signature is large and clear. Handsomely framed in gilt wood, museum grade UV plexiglass with a color portrait of Washington and a biographical plaque against deep red velvet, for an overall size of 29 x 42". Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity from H.W. "Skip" Hensel, manuscript appraiser and presidential historian. Documents signed by Washington when the U.S. capital was in New York City are exceedingly rare. This example was signed just five months after Washington took office on April 30th, 1789. Interestingly, three cabinet members were also appointed the same day Pierpoint Edwards received his appointment: Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson, Attorney General Edmund Randolph, and Postmaster General Samuel Osgood. Apparently, this was a busy day for the first President!Pierpont Edwards served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War and was a delegate to the American Continental Congress, as well as a member of the Connecticut Convention, held in January 1788, which ratified the Constitution of the United States. In 1806 Edwards was nominated by President Thomas Jefferson to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. He served for twenty years, until his death. Pierpont Edwards was the founder of the Toleration Party in Connecticut. Estimated Value $20,000 - 30,000.

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British Statesmen: William E. Gladstone and Herbert Kitchener

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Description: British Statesmen: William E. Gladstone and Herbert Kitchener. Gladstone (1809-1898) was a British Liberal politician who served as Prime Minister four separate times and as Chancellor of the Exchequer four times. Autograph letter signed ("Wm Gladstone"), 1 page, 5 1/2 x 4 1/4", Hawarden, Oct. 20 (18) 75. To Miss F. A. Garland, enclosing a draft for a sovereign (not present) and stating that "any solicitation to others...would be contrary to a rule I act upon...." Matted with an image and name plaqu of Gladstone and framed to an overall size of 18 1/2 x 21"; some scuffing to frame. Field Marshal Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener (1850-1916) was a senior British Army officer and colonial administrator; he served as Secretary of State for War from 1914 until his death in 1916. Autograph letter signed ("Herbert Kitchener"), 1 page, on paper embossed "Sirdarieh / Cairo", June 5, no year. To Sir William, congratulationing him on his "new honours" and suggesting that they get together in July, when Kitchener intends to take leave. A note regarding a newspaper cutting (not present) is in the upper left corner. Matted with an image of Kitchener and framed to an overall size of 20 x 23 1/4". Estimated Value $300 - 500.

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Clay, Henry

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Description: Clay, Henry. (1777-1852). American politician who served as both a Senator and Congressman from the state of Kentucky, as Speaker of the House, and as Secretary of State under John Quincy Adams. Clay was unsuccessful in his repeated attempts to attain nation?s highest office, but despite these losses, he remained a dominant figure in the Whig Party that he and his colleagues founded in the 1830s. Free frank signature ("H. Clay"), as Secretary of State, on the address leaf of a printed letter from the Department of State, Washington, D.C., October 3, 1828. To the Editor of the American Patriot in Portland Maine. Postmarked Washington City, October 7, and stamped "Free" in red ink. The address leaf is folded, of course, and there is some splitting along the folds, as well as some moisture damage, but the signature remains clear. Accompanied by a Letter of Authenticity. In good to very good condition. Estimated Value $200 - 300.

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Collection of Signatures of Supreme Court Justices, Politicians, Entrepreneurs

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Description: Collection of 6 Signatures of Supreme Court Justices, Politicians, Entrepreneurs. Collection of signed pieces, including: signature of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, the first African American Justice, best remembered for jurisprudence in the fields of civil rights and criminal procedure, on his Chamber note card, 4 1/2 x 6"; signed photo of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, 5 x 6"; signed color portrait of Ted Kennedy, 8 x 10", dated 1992; signed color portrait of Colin Powell, 8 x 10"; signed photo of longtime Texas Senator and Vice-Presidential nominee in 1988, Lloyd Bentsen, 8 x 10"; and a signed color photo of Malcolm Forbes, former publisher Forbes magazine and colorful entrepreneur, 8 x 10". All in excellent condition. Estimated Value $250 - 500.

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Ben-Gurion, David

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Description: Ben-Gurion, David. (1886-1973) Primary founder and first Prime Minister of the State of Israel. Typed letter signed ("D. Ben-Gurion"), in English, as Prime Minister of Israel, on official letterhead, 1 page, 10 1/2 x 8 1/4", Jerusalem, October 26, 1961. To Senator J.K. Javits (1904-86), a liberal American Republican who served as senator from New York from 1957-81, thanking Senator Javits for his cable of congratulations and for his friendship and hoping that Javits will visit Israel again soon. Amid controversy, Ben-Gurion had resigned from the office of prime minister in Feb. 1961 but he was soon returned to office. This is probably the reason for Senator Javits' cable. Matted with an image of Ben-Gurion and a name plaque and framed to an overall size of 22 1/2 x 28". Ready for display. Estimated Value $800 - 1,200.

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Fish, Hamilton Jr.

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Description: Fish, Hamilton Jr. (1888-1991). A politician of distinction, Fish was a Harvard graduate, a star football player, a Major during World War I, and a Congressman from New York's 26th District (1920-1945) -- in fact, he is the longest living Congressman in U.S. history, living a 102 years. Congressman Fish's legacy to the nation endures to this day for legislation he introduced that provided for the return of the remains of an unknown American soldier killed in France during World War I to the U.S. for interment in a hallowed tomb to be constructed in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. Today known as the Tomb of the Unknowns, it is guarded 24 hours a day by the most elite sentries of the US Army. Offered is a beautiful near-to-mint sepia photograph 14" x 11" of Fish, inscribed, signed and dated April 2nd, 1935 and also hand signed by the photographer, Blackstone, New York City. In excellent condition. Scarce. Estimated Value $200 - 300.

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King, Martin Luther, Jr.

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Description: King, Martin Luther, Jr. Book signed, being a first edition of Strength to Love, New York: Harper & Row, 1963, 142 pp. Hardcover. Inscribed and signed on the first end page, "With Best Wishes / Martin Luther King Jr." A collection of sermons, most on the topic of racial segregation in the United States. Minor dampstaining to inside covers and dust jacket, not affecting inscription, signature, and interior of book. Signed copies of this early book are scarce. Estimated Value $3,000 - 5,000.

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King Jr., Martin Luther

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Description: King Jr., Martin Luther. (1929-68) Baptist minister; Civil Rights activist; Nobel Laureate and one of the most influential and inspiring figures of the 1950s and 60s bringing the Civil Rights Movement to the fore. Offered is a wonderful, single weight, vintage original black and white photo 7 1/4 x 7 1/2" (trimmed for framing from an 8 x 10") Along bottom of photo, it has been inscribed "With Best Wishes, Martin L King Jr." boldly in blue ball point pen clearly legible across the very light gray of the table and microphone stand. It has been several years since we have had the privilege of offering a signed photo by King. Estimated Value $2,500-UP.

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Nation, Carrie Amelia

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Description: Nation, Carrie Amelia. (1846-1911). Carrie Nation was a 6 foot tall, 175 pound militant temperance agitator from Kansas and a member of the Women's Christian Temperance Union whose crusade against liquor establishments prior to prohibition is legendary. Frequently photographed with her hatchet, she thought nothing of walking into a saloon, or "joint" and smashing up the interior and stock while other crusaders sang hymns. In ten years time she was arrested some 30 times for "hatchetations". Bars everywhere put up signs, "All Nations Welcome But Carrie". A colorful character known throughout the nation, she raised money for fines and bail by selling photos such as the one offered here, as well as miniature hatchets. She died ultimately of failing health in Leavenworth, Kansas. Very rare vintage original 9 1/2 x 7" photo by Michoh and Davison of Topeka, Kansas, 1901, published by W. H. Buchanan, Chicago. Signed ("Carrie A. Nation") and inscribed "Your Loving Home Defender" in fountain ink, May 2, 1902". Beautifully matted and framed to 25 x 16" in gilt wood frame. Very fine. Estimated Value $1,500 - 2,500.

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Agatha Christie and Harper Lee

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Description: Agatha Christie and Harper Lee. Agatha Christie and Harper Lee. Two books signed: (1) Agatha Christie: By the Pricking of My Thumbs, New York: Dodd, Mead, 1968, 244 pp. Hardcover. Book Club Edition. Signed on first end page. About very good copy. Dust jacket with number chips and edge tears. (2) Harper Lee: To Kill A Mockingbird The Thirty-Fifth Anniversary Edition of the Pulitzer Prize-Winning Novel, New York: HarperCollins, 1995, 323 pp. Hardcover. Signed on the half-title page. One scuff mark on dust cover; back hinge weakened but not cracked. Otherwise, a clean copy. Estimated Value $300 - 400.

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Kipling, Rudyard and Frederick C. Selous

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Description: Kipling, Rudyard and Frederick C. Selous. Kipling (1865-1936) was a British author and journalist and the 1907 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature. Typed letter signed, on personal letterhead, 1 page, 8 1/2 x 7 1/4", Bateman's Burwash, Sussex. To Henry J. Ford (1860-1941), the English artist and illustrator, especially known for his book illustrations, including for A School History of England by Kipling and C. R. L. Fletcher; he also designed the first costume for Peter Pan. Kipling thanks Ford for sending his telegram to Major Creighton. "...I knew he lived near you, but did not know his address, so I risked bothering you...." Matted with an image of Kipling and framed to an overall size of 14 x 19 1/2". Fine. With an autograph letter signed by Frederick C. Selous ("F.C. Selous"), the British hunter and African explorer (1851-1917) immortalized by H. Rider Haggard in King Solomon's Mines, 2 pages, 7 x 4 1/2", Barrymore House, Wargrave, May 20, 1897. To Dr. Dunn, regarding a box of eggs received, in whichc the Stone Plover eggs were intact but the two unblown Redshanks were broken. Estimated Value $150 - 200.

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Salinger, J.D.

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Description: Salinger, J.D. (1919-2010) Acclaimed New York writer and novelist, Jerome David (J.D.) Salinger in 1951 became one of the most influential 20th-century American writers with his landmark novel, Catcher in the Rye. Salinger subsequently became quite reclusive, published infrequently and rarely gave interviews. Married 3 times his privacy was paramount over the years living in New Hampshire. In spite of remaining steadfastly out of the spotlight his works remained very popular. Prior to his death CATCHER IN THE RYE continued to sell 250,000 copies per year. Offered here is a very scarce cut signature (removed from a framed presentation), a payment in advance receipt dated Feb. 15, 1979. Receipt was trimmed to 1 1/2 x 2 1/2". Signature is bold and a must for collectors of American authors. Estimated Value $400 - 600.

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Wells, H. G.

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Description: Wells, H. G. (1866-1946). Herbert George Wells was a prolific English writer of fiction, history, politics, rules of war, social commentary and textbooks. But he was known best, the world over, for his science-fiction novels including The Time Machine, First Men in the Moon, and The Island of Dr. Moreau, with The War of the Worlds earning him the moniker "The Father of Science Fiction." Autograph letter signed ("H.G. Wells"), on blind embossed personal note card(s) Spade House, Sandgate, September 15, 1906. A thank you letter to a Roland Bass regarding something referenced and the question of whether they had ever met previously. In excellent condition with separate insert affixed to first half of note and lightly tacked to card stock at top and bottom. Entire piece measures 10 x 4". Estimated Value $700 - 1,000.

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Lansky, Meyer

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Description: Lansky, Meyer. (1902-83) Polish-born American organized crime figure who, along with Charles "Lucky" Luciano, was instrumental in the development of the "National Crime Syndicate" in the United States. He developed a gambling empire in the U.S. and Cuba and was known as the "Mob's Accountant." Autograph letter signed ("Meyer"), 3 separate pages,10 1/2 x 7", no place, May 9, 1976. To his friend Joseph Sheiner, "Yushki," a member of the Israeli Security Agency, and his family, referring to being deported back to the U.S. from Israel (where he had fled in 1970 to escape Federal tax evasion charges) because of his criminal past. "The decision will not change my interest toward Israel...." He excoriates the Israeli politicians who insisted that he leave "for the good of Israel" and says "they will have to seek forgiveness in their sinful failure. These religious bastards (Mr. Burg and that bitch of a woman [Prime Minister Golda Meir?]) who gave me the pass-port...they didn't lose anytime in turning me over to the press and police." He adds bitterly, "The World is quick to forget the cruelist sins of nations and religions only one remains unforgiveable beng born a Jew. I'm sure the (Jew haters) are already at work at publicity to condemn all Jews because of a few Jews dealing in narcotics that they no doubt bought from an Arab or a Christian. We have no apologies to make Christians or anyone else because of a wrong of one Jew....we still immunized them against the most terrible diseases. We also delivered much more than our share to science. We also gave them the Atomic Bomb to blow themselves up with....As things are moving now I see a bad future....Only the youth can change not us old people....Me I'm still kept busy with subpoenas...." Matted with an image of Lansky and a biographical plaque and framed to an overall size of 20 1/2 x 42 1/4". Fine condition and ready for display. Estimated Value $3,000 - 5,000.

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Capone, Alphonse

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Description: Capone, Alphonse. (1899-1947). American gangster during Prohibition whose power in Chicago has been the subject of countless films, television productions, and books. Following the infamous Valentine's Day Massacre, Capone became "Public Enemy No.1" and was successfully brought to justice on grounds of tax evasion. Offered here is an autographed dinner menu, signed "Al Capone" from the former Roney Plaza Hotel in Miami Beach, which was opened in 1926 on Collins Ave., then torn down in 1968. Capone and family resided on Palm Island from 1927 - 1948 in a Mediterranean styled mansion. Based on the prices we estimate the menu and signature to be from the middle to late 1930s. Signature is executed in brown fountain pen ink in top left corner across the name of the hotel. Signature is very legible. Menu measures 7 1/2 x 5" clean save for light toning due to age and was decades ago, twice folded but in no way a distraction. Estimated Value $1,000-UP.

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Hardin, John Wesley

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Description: Hardin, John Wesley. (1853-95) Texas' most notorious outlaw and gunslinger who claimed to have killed 42 men when he was sent to prison in 1878. His victims included federal soldiers and state police, who were often pursuing him. Hardin studied law during the 16 years he was in prison, but could not abide the law after being released. He moved to El Paso where he took back up his worst habits. On August 19, 1895, he was playing dice with grocer H.S. Brown in the Acme Saloon when Constable John Selman walked in and shot Hardin in the back of the head. Signature ("John W. Hardin") cut from a document, a bit of which can be seen on the verso, n.p., n.d. Fine. Estimated Value $1,500 - 2,000.

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Schweitzer, Albert

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Description: Schweitzer, Albert. (1875-1965). Nobel Peace Prize winning missionary doctor in French Equatorial Africa. Autograph Note Signed ("Albert Schweitzer"), in German, on a First Day Cover depicting a Cachet Craft cachet of the 500th Anniversary of the printing of the Holy Bible by Johann Gutenberg, postmarked Washington, D.C., September 30, 1952, but dated 1953 in Schweitzer?s hand. Cover addressed to Harry Gustkey of Detroit. Although written through the postmark and address, Schweitzer?s characteristically small handwritten note of over thirty words is quite legible and attractive. With a letter of Authenticity from PSA/DNA. Fine. Estimated Value $500 - 700.

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Pope Francis

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Description: Pope Francis. (1936 -). Born Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Pope Francis is the 266th and current Pope of the Roman Catholic Church. His chosen name honors Saint Francis of Assisi. He is the first Jesuit Pope and the first from the Americas. A wonderful autograph obtained during his New York City visit in September of 2015, a fine, large signature in blue felt tip pen, on a page, 10 1/2 x 8", carefully removed from a commemorative edition of "Us Weekly" issued in advance of the papal visit. Estimated Value $500 - 800.

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Elizabeth II

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Description: Elizabeth II, Signed Photo Dated 1953. (1926 -) Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, and Head of the Commonwealth (1952 -). In 2015, she surpassed the reign of her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, to become the longest-reigning British monarch and the longest-reigning queen regnant in world history. Photo signed and dated ("Elizabeth R / 1953"), as Queen, black & white, no place, 16 1/2 x 12". Laid to 24 x 18" presentation mat. Portrait by Dorothy Wilding, whose imprint is at lower left. One diagonal crease in lower right corner and a couple of small scuff marks at ourter margins., The signature is bold and clear. A lovely, luminous portrait of the young queen. NOTE : ACTUAL PHOTO IS NOT TRIMMED AS SHOWN, IMAGE CROPPED IN SCANNING. Estimated Value $1,500 - 2,000.

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Ferdinand and Isabella,

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Description: Ferdinand and Isabella, "The Catholic Monarchs". Ferdinand II of Aragon (1452-1516) and Isabella of Castile and Leon (1451-1504) married in 1469. They were granted the title "the Catholic Monarchs" (Los Reyes Catolicos) by Pope Alexander VI. Zealous Catholics, the year 1492 was a momentous one for them: They succeeded in expelling the Moors, who had ruled parts of the Iberian Peninsula for over 700 years; they drove out all Jews who would not convert to Catholicism; and they sponsored Christopher Columbus on an expedition to reach the Indies, a trip which would discover a New World for Europeans and lay the base of the Spanish Empire.Manuscript document signed by Ferdinand as King ("Yo el Rey") and by Isabella as Queen ("Yo la Reina"), 1 page, laid paper, with a watermark of the Queen's hand holding a scepter, 9 x 8 1/4, Segovia, July 12, 1503. A letter to Alonso Ramirez de Villaescusa, mayor of the city of Valladolid, instructing him to conduct the investigation he started on the municipal lands that the denizens of the town have invaded and seized and to bring swift justice where it is due so tht the town may receive reparation for what has been seized and settled. Furthermore, he is to see that nothing is done to them to cause them further reason to complain. Fine condition. Beautifully penned and boldly signed by both monarchs. Accomanied by an English translation. Estimated Value $3,000 - 5,000.

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Philip V

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Description: Philip V. 1683-1746) First member of the House of Bourbon to rule as king of Spain, ruling from Nov. 1, 1700 to Jan. 15, 1724, when he abdicated in favor of his son Louis, then again upon the death of his son in 1724 until his own death in 1746. Document signed ("Yo el Rey") ["I the King"], 4 printed pages, 12 x 8 1/2", Buen Venis, July 30, 1705. Headed "El Rey" and directed to the archbishops and bishops of the churches of Peru and New Spain, outlining their duties and requirements. Light soiling and upper edge wear. The document is housed in the original leather dispatch case or pouch with the original key. Attached to the inside is a signed baptismal note from a friar who was at San Ildefonso Indian Pueblo in New Mexico, dated 1789. Estimated Value $800 - 1,000.

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Prince William and Princess Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Signed Photo

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Description: Prince William and Princess Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Signed Photo. Autographed color photo 10 x 8 1/2", carefully lifted from a souvenir publication of the wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton. Superb image of the Royal Couple beaming, immediately after their exchange of vows with full view of the bridal gown designed by English designer Sarah Burton, creative director of the fashion house, Alexander McQueen. Autographs obtained in December of 2014 during their 3-day visit to New York City. Prince William is second in line to succeed his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, after his father, Charles, Prince of Wales. Both autographs are in excellent condition with no smudging and signed in blue gel ink pen. Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,200.

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Curie, Marie. Pierre Curie

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Description: Curie, Marie. Pierre Curie. (1867-1934) Polish-born physicist and chemist who pioneered the study of radioactivity. She was the first person to win two Nobel prizes, one in 1903 (physics) with her husband Pierre (1859-1906) and Henri Becquerel (1852-1908) and one in 1911 by herself in chemistry. First edition of Pierre Curie, the biography Marie Curie wrote of her late husband, inscribed and signed "To Dr. Livingston Farrand with the best wishes of M. Curie" on the first flyleaf. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1923. Farrand himself a celebrated scientist and writer and President of Cornell University for 15 years. First edition in English, precedes the French edition that was issued in 1924. 8vo, 242 pp. Illustrated with photographs. Includes autobiographical notes of Marie Curie. Cloth covers are a bit worn. Housed in a custom-made navy case with leather and gilt spine. Ex Christies, Oct. 4, 2002, Lot 62. Estimated Value $5,000 - 6,000.

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Einstein, Albert

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Description: Einstein, Albert. Book signed and dated ("A. Einstein. 51.") on the title page of The World As I See It, New York: The Wisdom Library. A Division of Philosophical Library, 1949, 112 pp. Hardcover. Light toning; some wear to dust jacket. This book, which is an authorized English translation of Einstein's Mein Weltbild, contains selected articles, addresses, and pronouncements. Estimated Value $2,000 - 3,000.

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