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Lots related to royal national institute preservation life for sale at auction

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AN ELEGANT ROYAL WORCESTER EWER with satyr mask

Lot 624: AN ELEGANT ROYAL WORCESTER EWER with satyr mask

by John Nicholsons

July 31, 2014, 10:30 AM GMT

Haslemere, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £250 - £280

Description: AN ELEGANT ROYAL WORCESTER EWER with satyr mask head, painted with Hadley style roses, shape 1144, date code for 1919 9.5ins high

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A ROYAL WORCESTER POT POURRI VASE WITH INNER AND

Lot 625: A ROYAL WORCESTER POT POURRI VASE WITH INNER AND

by John Nicholsons

July 31, 2014, 10:30 AM GMT

Haslemere, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £250 - £280

Description: A ROYAL WORCESTER POT POURRI VASE WITH INNER AND OUTER COVER, painted abstract flowers on an ivory ground, shape 1314, date code for 1891 5ins high

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A ROYAL WORCESTER JUG of unusual shape, painted

Lot 626: A ROYAL WORCESTER JUG of unusual shape, painted

by John Nicholsons

July 31, 2014, 10:30 AM GMT

Haslemere, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £120 - £160

Description: A ROYAL WORCESTER JUG of unusual shape, painted with wisteria on an ivory ground, shape 1382, date code for 1892 4.5ins high

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A ROYAL WORCESTER GLOBULAR POT painted with

Lot 627: A ROYAL WORCESTER GLOBULAR POT painted with

by John Nicholsons

July 31, 2014, 10:30 AM GMT

Haslemere, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £120 - £160

Description: A ROYAL WORCESTER GLOBULAR POT painted with autumnal fruit and leaves signed by Kitty Blake, shape G161, date code for 1936 3ins high

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A ROYAL WORCESTER PIE CRUST-RIMMED VASE painted

Lot 628: A ROYAL WORCESTER PIE CRUST-RIMMED VASE painted

by John Nicholsons

July 31, 2014, 10:30 AM GMT

Haslemere, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £250 - £280

Description: A ROYAL WORCESTER PIE CRUST-RIMMED VASE painted with fruit, signed by Albert Shuck, shape G957, date code for 1936 3.5ins high

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A ROYAL WORCESTER PIE CRUST-RIMMED VASE painted

Lot 629: A ROYAL WORCESTER PIE CRUST-RIMMED VASE painted

by John Nicholsons

July 31, 2014, 10:30 AM GMT

Haslemere, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £200 - £250

Description: A ROYAL WORCESTER PIE CRUST-RIMMED VASE painted with autumnal fruit and leaves, signed by Kitty Blake, shape G957, date code for 1931 3.5ins high

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A TALL ROYAL WORCESTER TRUMPET-SHAPED VASE painted

Lot 630: A TALL ROYAL WORCESTER TRUMPET-SHAPED VASE painted

by John Nicholsons

July 31, 2014, 10:30 AM GMT

Haslemere, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £250 - £280

Description: A TALL ROYAL WORCESTER TRUMPET-SHAPED VASE painted with autumnal fruit and leaves, signed by Kitty Blake, shape G923, date code for 1936 6ins high

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A ROYAL WORCESTER POWDER BLUE VASE AND COVER

Lot 631: A ROYAL WORCESTER POWDER BLUE VASE AND COVER

by John Nicholsons

July 31, 2014, 10:30 AM GMT

Haslemere, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £250 - £300

Description: A ROYAL WORCESTER POWDER BLUE VASE AND COVER painted with a landscape surrounded by an Art Deco panel, shape 2701, date code for 1922 4.5ins high

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A ROYAL WORCESTER JUG painted and gilt with

Lot 632: A ROYAL WORCESTER JUG painted and gilt with

by John Nicholsons

July 31, 2014, 10:30 AM GMT

Haslemere, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £50 - £60

Description: A ROYAL WORCESTER JUG painted and gilt with flowers on a blush ivory ground, shape 1094, date code for 1909 6ins diameter

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A ROYAL WORCESTER JUG painted and gilt with

Lot 633: A ROYAL WORCESTER JUG painted and gilt with

by John Nicholsons

July 31, 2014, 10:30 AM GMT

Haslemere, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £50 - £60

Description: A ROYAL WORCESTER JUG painted and gilt with flowers on a blush ivory ground, shape 1094, date code for 1903 4.5ins high

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A ROYAL WORCESTER THREE-FOOTED GILT AND JEWELLED

Lot 634: A ROYAL WORCESTER THREE-FOOTED GILT AND JEWELLED

by John Nicholsons

July 31, 2014, 10:30 AM GMT

Haslemere, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £180 - £220

Description: A ROYAL WORCESTER THREE-FOOTED GILT AND JEWELLED CHALICE painted with game birds unmarked except for guilds mark on foot 4ins high

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A ROYAL WORCESTER GLOBULAR POT painted with a

Lot 635: A ROYAL WORCESTER GLOBULAR POT painted with a

by John Nicholsons

July 31, 2014, 10:30 AM GMT

Haslemere, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £280 - £320

Description: A ROYAL WORCESTER GLOBULAR POT painted with a brace of pheasants, signed by Jas Stinton, shape G161, date code for 1926 3ins high

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A FINE ROYAL WORCESTER PLAQUE painted with

Lot 636: A FINE ROYAL WORCESTER PLAQUE painted with

by John Nicholsons

July 31, 2014, 10:30 AM GMT

Haslemere, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £1,000 - £1,500

Description: A FINE ROYAL WORCESTER PLAQUE painted with Highland cattle standing in a lake before a misty mountainous landscape, date code for 1918, in original gilt wood frame 4ins diameter (picture excluding frame) Sold by Phillips, 2nd June 2004, Lot 426 for £2826

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A ROYAL DOULTON FLAMBE BULBOUS VASE 5.5ins high

Lot 690: A ROYAL DOULTON FLAMBE BULBOUS VASE 5.5ins high

by John Nicholsons

July 31, 2014, 10:30 AM GMT

Haslemere, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £80 - £120

Description: A ROYAL DOULTON FLAMBE BULBOUS VASE 5.5ins high

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A ROYAL DOULTON FLAMBE STANDING GENIE 10ins high

Lot 691: A ROYAL DOULTON FLAMBE STANDING GENIE 10ins high

by John Nicholsons

July 31, 2014, 10:30 AM GMT

Haslemere, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £100 - £150

Description: A ROYAL DOULTON FLAMBE STANDING GENIE 10ins high

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A PAIR OF ROYAL DOULTON STONEWARE TUBE LINED VASES

Lot 692: A PAIR OF ROYAL DOULTON STONEWARE TUBE LINED VASES

by John Nicholsons

July 31, 2014, 10:30 AM GMT

Haslemere, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £140 - £180

Description: A PAIR OF ROYAL DOULTON STONEWARE TUBE LINED VASES decorated with flowers by WINNIE BOWSTEAD 9.5ins high

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A ROYAL DOULTON FLAMBE DANCER The Property of

Lot 693: A ROYAL DOULTON FLAMBE DANCER The Property of

by John Nicholsons

July 31, 2014, 10:30 AM GMT

Haslemere, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £140 - £180

Description: A ROYAL DOULTON FLAMBE DANCER The Property of Royal Doulton (not produced for sale) 8ins high

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A ROYAL DOULTON LAMBETH WARE STONEWARE JUG, No

Lot 694: A ROYAL DOULTON LAMBETH WARE STONEWARE JUG, No

by John Nicholsons

July 31, 2014, 10:30 AM GMT

Haslemere, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £80 - £120

Description: A ROYAL DOULTON LAMBETH WARE STONEWARE JUG, No 80/100 8.5ins high

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A SMALL ROYAL WORCESTER IVORY GROUP TWO HANDLED

Lot 722: A SMALL ROYAL WORCESTER IVORY GROUP TWO HANDLED

by John Nicholsons

July 31, 2014, 10:30 AM GMT

Haslemere, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £25 - £50

Description: A SMALL ROYAL WORCESTER IVORY GROUP TWO HANDLED CUP with pearl decoration and painted with reverse scenes of flowers 3ins high

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A LARGE PAIR OF ROYAL WORCESTER TWO HANDLED VASES

Lot 726: A LARGE PAIR OF ROYAL WORCESTER TWO HANDLED VASES

by John Nicholsons

July 31, 2014, 10:30 AM GMT

Haslemere, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £400 - £500

Description: A LARGE PAIR OF ROYAL WORCESTER TWO HANDLED VASES converted to lamps edged and decorated in gilt with leaves and flowers Lamps 17ins high as painted matching wooden stands

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A SEVRES PLATE, rich blue and gilt border with

Lot 784: A SEVRES PLATE, rich blue and gilt border with

by John Nicholsons

July 31, 2014, 10:30 AM GMT

Haslemere, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £150 - £200

Description: A SEVRES PLATE, rich blue and gilt border with three vignettes of flowers, the centre with ROYAL CYPHER and two cupids Printed Sevres mark 9ins diameter

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A MINIATURE ROYAL WORCESTER DOGS HEAD WHISTLE

Lot 1118: A MINIATURE ROYAL WORCESTER DOGS HEAD WHISTLE

by John Nicholsons

July 31, 2014, 10:30 AM GMT

Haslemere, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £80 - £120

Description: A MINIATURE ROYAL WORCESTER DOGS HEAD WHISTLE

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A GOLD MOUNTED WOODEN SNUFF BOX,

Lot 1152: A GOLD MOUNTED WOODEN SNUFF BOX, "The Royal

by John Nicholsons

July 31, 2014, 10:30 AM GMT

Haslemere, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £100 - £150

Description: A GOLD MOUNTED WOODEN SNUFF BOX, "The Royal George" 2.5ins wide

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Huge Poster Promoting Evel Knievel at Wembley Stadium 26 May 1975 -- The Show That Broke His Pelvis & Nearly Took His Life -- Oversized Poster Measures 3.5' x 5'

Lot 9: Huge Poster Promoting Evel Knievel at Wembley Stadium 26 May 1975 -- The Show That Broke His Pelvis & Nearly Took His Life -- Oversized Poster Measures 3.5' x 5'

by Nate D Sanders

July 31, 2014, 5:00 PM PST

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $1,500 - $2,250

Description: Evel Knievel poster promoting his harrowing motorcycle stunt at Wembley Stadium in London on 26 May 1975 that resulted in a near-fatal crash. Despite all appearances to the contrary, the accident ended neither his life nor his career though it did break his pelvis. The lucky daredevil had already earned the nickname ''The Last Gladiator'' when he performed this jump, flying across 13 single-deck AEC Merlin buses. He somersaulted before finding himself pinned under his motorcycle. The horrified crowd witnessed Knievel publicly vow to renounce his stunt career as he stood up and lamely walked offstage. A false alarm: less than six months later he was back to his old tricks, attaining his personal best with a successful 133 foot jump over 14 buses in his next stunt. Poster features a dynamic illustration of a costumed Knievel on his bike. The copy reads: ''See Evel Knievel And The World's Greatest Dare-devil Circus / Plus World's No. 1 Dare-devil Teams / 2 Hours of Action-Packed Excitement! / Wembley Staduim Whit Monday May 26th 2:30 p.m. / Book now Wembley Box Office...'' Oversized poster matches Knievel's larger-than-life persona, measuring 3.5' x 5'. Folds, else near fine.

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2006 Emmy Presented in the Category of Advanced Media - Interactivity to Kalie Kimball-Malone, VP Creative Director of Worktank

Lot 139: 2006 Emmy Presented in the Category of Advanced Media - Interactivity to Kalie Kimball-Malone, VP Creative Director of Worktank

by Nate D Sanders

July 31, 2014, 5:00 PM PST

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $4,000 - $6,000

Description: Regional Emmy awarded by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in 2006. Statue was presented in the category of Advanced Media - Interactivity to Kalie Kimball-Malone, VP Creative Director of Worktank. Emmy Award features The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' iconic statue of a winged woman on tiptoe holding an atom, a symbol of television's convergence of science and art. The base's flat perimeter reads ''The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences''. Front section is engraved with 5 lines naming the award, its category and recipient. Emmy copyright sticker is affixed to black velvet-lined underside. Measures 11.5'' in height with a 5.75'' base diameter. Weighs 3 pounds 2 ounces. Fine.

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Actress Sydna Scott Thor Personally Owned 18K Gold Swiss Pendant Watch -- Gifted to Her by a Swedish Royal

Lot 181: Actress Sydna Scott Thor Personally Owned 18K Gold Swiss Pendant Watch -- Gifted to Her by a Swedish Royal

by Nate D Sanders

July 31, 2014, 5:00 PM PST

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $1,000 - $1,500

Description: Timepiece pendant gifted to actress Sydna Scott Thor by a member of the Swedish royal family in 1960. Thor starred in ''Foreign Intrigue'', the tv mystery series that popularized the look of trenchcoats on detectives. Key-wound pocket watch suspends from a long gold chain for wear around the neck. Intricately designed watch case features a central scene of a pair of deer, surrounded by a scrolling border. The other side features a blank cameo intended to be engraved with a monogram. Case opens to a white porcelain dial with Roman numerals and openwork hands. Also features a second sub-dial at 6 o'clock. Hallmarks to the inside of the lids indicate 18k gold and the number 12019. The winding area is engraved, ''Jules Delay / Geneva / No. 12019''. Included in the suspension ring are the keys and a charm shaped like a hand in mother of pearl or similar material. The hand features a gold cuff with green gemstone inlay. It wields a gun made of two toned metal. Piece dates to circa 1880-1890. With 18kt gold hallmark. Measures 1.5'' in diameter on a 29'' chain. Some rubbing to black enamel on the border, else near fine.

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George Gershwin Personal Check Signed

Lot 229: George Gershwin Personal Check Signed

by Nate D Sanders

July 31, 2014, 5:00 PM PST

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $500 - $750

Description: ''George Gershwin'' personal check signed. Check is dated 11 October 1935 and drawn on The National City Bank of New York. Made out in Gershwin's hand to S.J. Gordon in the amount of $5.35. Measures 6.5'' x 2.75''. Standard bank cancellations, else near fine.

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King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Invitation to a Ball at Buckingham Palace

Lot 245: King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Invitation to a Ball at Buckingham Palace

by Nate D Sanders

July 31, 2014, 5:00 PM PST

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $300 - $450

Description: Royal invitation to ''a Ball at Buckingham Palace'' on 19 July 1939. Invitation sent by Lord Chamberlain on behalf of Their Majesties King George VI and Queen Elizabeth specifies the attire as ''Evening Dress: Knee Breeches, White Waistcoat / Decorations, Riband and Star / and Miniature Medals.'' Partially-printed invitation is addressed by hand in ink to Captain & Mrs. Humphrey Lloyd. With the royal cypher of George and Elizabeth in gilt at top. Measures 7.25'' x 5''. Foxing and a small stain to bottom edge, else near fine.

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Early Signed Photo of King George V -- The Future King Is Here Dressed in His Royal Naval Uniform

Lot 249: Early Signed Photo of King George V -- The Future King Is Here Dressed in His Royal Naval Uniform

by Nate D Sanders

July 31, 2014, 5:00 PM PST

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $500 - $750

Description: King George V photo, signed here as Prince, ''George / H.M.S. 'Thrush' / 1890-91'' as commander of the HMS Thrush gunboat in the Royal Navy. Portrait is blind-stamped to the lowermost right by Livernois of Quebec. Measures 7.25'' x 9.25''. Toning, an inch of cracking at right top edge and adhesive residue to verso, else near fine.

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Rare Admission Ticket to the Royal Wedding of King George V & Queen Mary of Teck, as Young Duke & Duchess of York

Lot 253: Rare Admission Ticket to the Royal Wedding of King George V & Queen Mary of Teck, as Young Duke & Duchess of York

by Nate D Sanders

July 31, 2014, 5:00 PM PST

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $500 - $750

Description: Scarce admission ticket to the wedding ceremony of George V & Mary. Pink ticket with embossed gilt crown and gilt edges is numbered 69 and printed, ''Marriage of / His Royal Highness The Duke of York / With / Her Serene Highness The Princess Victoria Mary of Teck / St. James's Palace / Colour Court, / Thursday, 6th July 1893 / Ladies, Morning Dress / Gentlemen, Levee Dress / Carrington / Lord Chamberlain / Over''. The guest name field is filled in for one, Mr. Chaloner Ellis. Verso reads simply, ''Admission Before 11.30 O'Clock, By Block Tower Gate.'' Measures 4.5'' x 3''. Light soiling, else near fine.

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King George & Queen Mary Coronation Booklet

Lot 254: King George & Queen Mary Coronation Booklet

by Nate D Sanders

July 31, 2014, 5:00 PM PST

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $500 - $750

Description: King George and Queen Mary coronation program. Booklet provides an itinerary for the royal event, held at Westminster Cathedral on 22 June 1911. Unpaginated booklet runs approximately 58pp. Bound in maroon softcovers with gilt lettering of George's royal cypher on the front. Measures 4'' x 6.75''. Wear to board corners and toning to leaves, else near fine.

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King George VI & Queen Mother Elizabeth Signed 1935 Christmas Card

Lot 256: King George VI & Queen Mother Elizabeth Signed 1935 Christmas Card

by Nate D Sanders

July 31, 2014, 5:00 PM PST

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $500 - $750

Description: Queen Mother Elizabeth & King George VI signed 1935 Christmas card. The Royals sign the interior ''Albert'' and ''Elizabeth''. Photo on opposite facing page depicts the Royal Lodge in Berkshire. Reads: ''With all good wishes for Christmas and the New Year'' with the year ''1936'' inscribed by George. Front cover bears a royal blue crown seal. Measures 6.25'' x 7.75''. Toning, very minor foxing and a few tiny pencil notations to verso, else near fine.

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Royal Luncheon Menu From Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897

Lot 264: Royal Luncheon Menu From Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897

by Nate D Sanders

July 31, 2014, 5:00 PM PST

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $400 - $600

Description: Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee luncheon menu. Royal menu celebrates sixty years of Victoria's reign. Luncheon, held on Saturday, 31 July 1897 served eight courses plus a buffet of hot and cold roast fowls, roast beef and salad tomatoes. Menu, printed in color and gilt, bears Victoria's gold cypher at top center and a scrolling design to borders. Measures 5.5'' x 8''. Near fine.

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Rare Che Guevara 1.5 Million Bond Signed as President of The National Bank of Cuba in 1960

Lot 271: Rare Che Guevara 1.5 Million Bond Signed as President of The National Bank of Cuba in 1960

by Nate D Sanders

July 31, 2014, 5:00 PM PST

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,000

Description: Che Guevara bond document signed, ''Che'' as Fiduciary Agent of the National Bank of Cuba. Bond in the amount of 1.5 million pesos is labeled as issued in Havana City in on 30 May, 1960, just two months before Eisenhower called for the training of anti-Castro forces in preparation for an invasion of Cuba by the US. Countersigned by the Minister of the Treasury. Single-page document measures approximately 14'' x 11''. Standard cancellations. Near fine.

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Neil Armstrong Signed Photo & Signed Program From National Geographic's 1970 Hubbard Medal Ceremony -- Fantastic Lot of Two Signatures by the Elusive Astronaut

Lot 316: Neil Armstrong Signed Photo & Signed Program From National Geographic's 1970 Hubbard Medal Ceremony -- Fantastic Lot of Two Signatures by the Elusive Astronaut

by Nate D Sanders

July 31, 2014, 5:00 PM PST

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $1,500 - $2,250

Description: Neil Armstrong signed photo and signed program from the National Geographic Hubbard Medal Ceremony in 1970. The astronaut who made history as the first person to walk upon the moon signs the image of the moon's surface in black felt tip on the program's rear cover. He also autographs the border of a photograph taken in Virginia at an event honoring him at the Alexandria Friendship Firehouse and Museum. The signed items are accompanied by two duplicate programs and an unsigned 7.25'' x 5.5'' glossy photograph of himself, backstamped with the date 18 February 1970 and photo credit to ''Don. Mac Afee''. Signed program measures 10'' x 10''. Light wear to spine, else fine. Signed photo has a semi-matte finish and measures 7'' x 10''. Light buckling around the edges, else near fine. The unsigned pieces are all in very good to near fine condition.

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Neil Armstrong Signs a Book on ''The National Aviation Hall of Fame'' -- Into Which He Was Enshrined in 1979

Lot 326: Neil Armstrong Signs a Book on ''The National Aviation Hall of Fame'' -- Into Which He Was Enshrined in 1979

by Nate D Sanders

July 31, 2014, 5:00 PM PST

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $800 - $1,200

Description: Neil Armstrong signed ''Enshrinee Album,'' published by the National Aviation Hall of Fame: Dayton, OH: 1984. Armstrong inscribes the front free endpaper in blue ink to a test pilot: ''Clyde! All the best / Neil Armstrong''. This 230pp. hardcover volume contains profiles of the foremost pioneers in aviation, including Armstrong himself on p. 8, along with the Wright brothers, Amelia Earhart and Charles Lindbergh. Each biographical summary is accompanied by a bust sketch of the aviator. Bound in pictorial paper boards with matching dustjacket. Measures 8.75'' x 11.25''. Other yearbook-style inscriptions to endpapers including one next to Armstrong's. In very good condition overall.

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''We Shall Overcome'' First Edition Portfolio From the ''March on Washington'' -- Scarce Complete Portfolio of Five Collages Issued by the National Urban League as a Memento for Marchers

Lot 361: ''We Shall Overcome'' First Edition Portfolio From the ''March on Washington'' -- Scarce Complete Portfolio of Five Collages Issued by the National Urban League as a Memento for Marchers

by Nate D Sanders

July 31, 2014, 5:00 PM PST

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $1,500 - $2,250

Description: ''We Shall Overcome'' portfolio from the ''March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom'' held on 28 August 1963. New York: National Urban League: 1963. Portfolio consists of seven unpaginated leaves including an introduction, table of contents and five collages by Louis LoMonaco printed in halftone color on black paper. Housed in the original black paper portfolio, also featuring a collage by LoMonaco. From the introduction, ''This collection of graphic collages had been created specifically as a memento for those who participated in the historic March on Washington for Freedom and Jobs on August 28, 1963. It depicts man's inhumanity, his cruelty to his fellow being. This memento, we believe, will inspire us to assert man's decency and goodness through an understanding of anguish.'' Below this text are six facsimile signatures, including Martin Luther King, Jr., civil rights figure Roy Wilkins, and a man named Josephus, the last living slave. This portfolio is exceedingly rare and infrequently comes up for auction. There is a set housed in the New York Public Library and another copy at the Library of Congress, where it was displayed during the Library's Voices of Civil Rights exhibition in 2005. Portfolio and leaves measure 9.25'' x 11''. Leaves are in near fine condition with crease to one collage. Portfolio is in very good condition with small tears to edges and minor creasing. A well-preserved scarce set.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. ''The Future of Integration'' Speech Delivered in 1959 -- ''...segregation is at bottom a form of slavery covered up with certain niceties of complexity...''

Lot 363: Martin Luther King, Jr. ''The Future of Integration'' Speech Delivered in 1959 -- ''...segregation is at bottom a form of slavery covered up with certain niceties of complexity...''

by Nate D Sanders

July 31, 2014, 5:00 PM PST

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $1,000 - $1,500

Description: Original transcript of a speech delivered by Martin Luther King, Jr. on 11 November 1959 to Iowa State University. Titled, ''The Future of Integration'', speech discusses the civil rights climate at that time and concludes with MLK's unwavering beliefs in civil non-violence. Reads in part, ''Broadly speaking there have been at least three distinct periods in the history of race relations in this nation, each representing growth over a former period. It is interesting to note that in each period there finally came a decision from the Supreme Court to give legal and constitutional validity to the dominant thought patterns of that particular period. The first period in the area of race relations extended from 1619 to 1863. This was the period of slavery. During this period the Negro was considered a thing to be used rather than a person to be respected. He was de-personalized cog in a vast plantation machine. In 1857, there finally came a decision from the Supreme Court to give constitutional validity to the whole system of slavery. This decision, known as the Dred Scott decision, stated in substance that the Negro is not a citizen of this nation; he was merely property subject to the dictates of his owner. The second period in the development of race relations in America extended, broadly speaking, from 1863 to 1954. This was the period of restricted emancipation We must admit that this second period was something of an improvement over the first stage of race relations, because it at least freed the Negro from the bondage of physical slavery, and accepted him as a legal fact. But it was not the best stage because it failed to accept the negro as a person. It was, therefore, very easy for the ethos of segregation to emerge as the basic principle and practice of this period. In 1896, through the famous Plessy versus Ferguson decision, the Supreme court established the doctrine of separate but equal as the law of the land. Through this decision the dominant thought patterns of the second stage of race relations was given legal and constitutional validity. But because segregation is at bottom a form of slavery covered up with certain niceties of complexity, the end results of the period of restricted emancipation was that of plunging the Negro into the abyss of oppression where he experienced the bleakness of nagging injustice. The third period in the development of race relations in America had its beginning on May seventeenth, 1954. This is the period of constructive integration. It is the period in which men seek to rise the level of genuine intergroup and interpersonal living. The Supreme Court's decision, which came to give legal and constitutional validity to the dominant thought patterns of this period, stated that the old Plessy doctrine must go, that separate facilities were inherently unequal, and that to segregate a child on the basis of his race is to deny that child of equal protection of the law. As a result of this decision we find ourselves standing on the threshold of the third and most constructive period in the development of race relations in the history of our nation. To state it figuratively in Biblical terms, we have broken loose from the Egypt of slavery; We have moved through the wilderness of ''separate but equal,'' and now we stand on the border of the promised land of integration. As we stand at the threshold of this third period of race relations, we notice two contradictory forces at work in the South: the forces of defiance and the forces of compliance. The forces of defiance are at work in several ways. Many public officials are using the power of their offices to defy the law of the land. Through their irresponsible actions, their inflammatory statements, and their dissemination of distortions and half truths, they have succeeded in arousing abnormal fears and morbid antipathies within the minds of underprivileged and uneducated whites, leaving them in such a state of excitement and confusion that they are led to acts of meanness and violence that no normal person would commit. This defiance also expresses itself in the resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan. Determined to preserve segregation at any cost, this organization employs methods are crude and primitive...There is always the implied threat of violence. Then there are the White Citizens' Councils. Since they operate on a higher political and economic level than the Klan, a halo of respectability hovers over them. But like the Klan, they are determined to preserve segregation and thereby defy the desegregation rulings of the Supreme Court. They base their defense on the legal maneuvers of ''interposition'' and ''nullification.'' Unfortunately for those who disagree with the Councils, their methods do not stop with legal tactics; their methods range from threats and intimidation to economic reprisals against Negro men and women. These methods also extend to white persons who will dare to take a stand for justice. They demand absolute conformity from whites and abject submission from Negroes...'' 12pp. speech measures 8.5'' x 11'' with staple to top left and minor toning throughout. Very good condition.

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Eisenhower Letter Signed Regarding Threatening Letters to Him: ''...'If you are so cowardly...as to agree...to this atrocious amendment, I shall regard you as practically a traitor'...''

Lot 397: Eisenhower Letter Signed Regarding Threatening Letters to Him: ''...'If you are so cowardly...as to agree...to this atrocious amendment, I shall regard you as practically a traitor'...''

by Nate D Sanders

July 31, 2014, 5:00 PM PST

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $1,500 - $2,250

Description: Dwight D. Eisenhower typed letter signed as President, dated 3 February 1954 on official ''Personal and Confidential'' White House stationery. Here, Eisenhower writes to his brother Edgar, discussing their agreements and disagreements relating, presumably, to the Bricker Amendment: ''Thank you for your most recent letter on S.J.Res.I. [Senate Joint Resolution I] It made so much sense to me that I had some of my legal advisers go over it. One of the finest made the remark, 'Certainly it is much more reasonable than most of the incoming mail on this subject.' By this he meant that most of our mail is either of the kind that says, 'The safety and security of our nation demand that you support without reservation this amendment to our Constitution,' or 'If you are so cowardly and weak-kneed as to agree for political reasons to this atrocious amendment, I shall regard you as practically a traitor.' We believe that the kind of things to which we have agreed largely meet the points for which you argue in your letter. I must say that the thing that I agree with most in your letter is your statement at the very beginning, namely, that 'the whole affair has generated a lot more heat than light.' Never have I in my life been so weary of any one subject or proposition. I have just written a letter to Janis who, during the course of a trip she is planning with her family, will come to Washington for a brief stay. So far as I can dope out from the schedule she gave, they will probably be here a few days somewhere around the seventh or eighth of May...This is a slaves life.'' Signed clearly, ''D.E.'' Letter measures 8'' x 10.5'' on one page, with four holes punched at top. Near fine.

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Dwight D. Eisenhower White House Typed Letter Signed -- ''...The only reason I got into politics in the first place...''

Lot 398: Dwight D. Eisenhower White House Typed Letter Signed -- ''...The only reason I got into politics in the first place...''

by Nate D Sanders

July 31, 2014, 5:00 PM PST

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $1,500 - $2,250

Description: Dwight D. Eisenhower typed letter signed as President, dated 17 September 1956 on official White House stationery. Here, Eisenhower writes to his brother Edgar, thoroughly discussing the current political climate in the Pacific Northwest and the resignation of his Secretary of the Interior, Doug McKay: ''...As to the people who feel that they should not vote for me because of the added risks this job imposes upon my life, I have no real answer. I have tried, so far as possible, to throw such thoughts out of my mind. The only reason I got into politics in the first place was to attempt to bring the United States around to understand the virtues of progress along a straight, clearly-defined road, rather than one that veered constantly and always to the left...There is one statement you make that illustrates again how easy it is for misapprehensions and misunderstandings to gain credibility in the United States. You say, 'Republicans in that state resent the fact that the national Administration required Doug McKay to resign...and run for United States Senator.' Nothing could be further from the truth. Doug McKay received a number of suggestions from Oregon that he run for the Senate...when McKay came to me to announce his intention to resign, he was so certain that he would have no opposition in the primary that I gave him quite a long letter expressing my satisfaction that he was going to carry the banner of the Administration against [Wayne] Morse, who, as you may suspect, ranks quite low in my opinion...'' Signed ''DE'' in black ink. Letter measures 7'' x 10.5'' on four single-sided pages, with two holes punched and staple holes at top. Near fine.

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Dwight Eisenhower -- ''...if we had never [helped] other nations...Iran and Greece would have been...under Communist domination...Central America would be gone and all of Southeast Asia...''

Lot 400: Dwight Eisenhower -- ''...if we had never [helped] other nations...Iran and Greece would have been...under Communist domination...Central America would be gone and all of Southeast Asia...''

by Nate D Sanders

July 31, 2014, 5:00 PM PST

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $1,500 - $2,250

Description: Dwight D. Eisenhower typed letter signed post-Presidency, dated 27 September 1966 on his personal letterhead. Here, Eisenhower writes to his brother Edgar on his foreign relations policies as President: ''...My opinion of Bonner Fellers is not such as to encourage me to make any deep study of his convictions. However, I do admit that here and there he does refer to facts that have been long known. It is easy indeed to appeal to any people who are anxious, as all of us rightfully are, to reduce governmental expenditures. Admitting that all kinds of mistakes and blunders have been made in the administration of the foreign aid program over the years I just wonder what people think would be the situation of the United States today if we had never undertaken the policy of helping other nations. Certainly Iran and Greece would have been long since under Communist domination, while western Europe, if not in the same position, would be cut up in a checkerboard of Communist and non-Communist nations. Central America would be gone and all of Southeast Asia. Without going further into such speculative factors I can say this with complete confidence as to my convictions: without those expenditures we would be in a far more dangerous position than we are today and spending very much more money for so-called 'security.' Anyway, I will be glad to talk to you about it when we meet on the twenty-ninth. Devotedly,'' and then signed ''Ike E'' boldly in black ink. Letter on one page measures 7'' x 10.25'' with two holes punched at top, else fine condition.

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Lyndon B. Johnson 24.5'' x 20.5'' Document Signed as President in 1964 -- With PSA/DNA COA

Lot 420: Lyndon B. Johnson 24.5'' x 20.5'' Document Signed as President in 1964 -- With PSA/DNA COA

by Nate D Sanders

July 31, 2014, 5:00 PM PST

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $400 - $600

Description: ''Lyndon B. Johnson'' document signed as President. Dated 1 June 1964, document appoints William H. Perkins, Jr. a Member of the National Armed Forces Museum Advisory Board of the Smithsonian Institution. Countersigned by George Ball as Acting Secretary of State. A large seal is affixed to the lower left. Framed to an overall size of 24.5'' x 20.5''. Minor chipping to frame, else near fine. With PSA/DNA COA.

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Collection 8 Strands of Abraham Lincoln's Hair Preserved in a Locket

Lot 443: Collection 8 Strands of Abraham Lincoln's Hair Preserved in a Locket

by Nate D Sanders

July 31, 2014, 5:00 PM PST

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $7,500 - $11,250

Description: Collection of at least eight strands of Abraham Lincoln's hair preserved in an oval-shaped gold tone metal locket with an image of the President opposite the strands. According to the National Institute of Health, National Library of Medicine a lock of Lincoln's hair was clipped during the autopsy per Mary Todd Lincoln's request. Another lock was clipped by Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, who put it into an envelope and addressed the envelope to Mary Jane Welles, wife of Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles. These strands are from a ringlet of Lincoln's hair included in the collection of his Secretary of the Navy, Gideon Welles, sold at the Skinner auction held in Boston on 8 November 1983. Includes a letter of provenance from Skinner. Locket itself measures 0.5'' x 0.75'' with original chain intact. Near fine condition.

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Ronald Reagan Historic Republican Primary Petition Signed -- Reagan Signs This Ohio Petition to Challenge President Ford in 1976

Lot 464: Ronald Reagan Historic Republican Primary Petition Signed -- Reagan Signs This Ohio Petition to Challenge President Ford in 1976

by Nate D Sanders

July 31, 2014, 5:00 PM PST

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $800 - $1,200

Description: Ronald Reagan Ohio delegate consent form signed, dated 23 March 1976. Document is a photocopy of an original form, used to quickly procure signatures in Ohio as Reagan only had 72 hours to collect 1,000 signatures in order to challenge Gerald Ford in the Republican primary. Document is headlined: ''...the following persons to use my name in their Declarations of Candidacies as Delegates and Alternates to the Republican National Convention for the Presidency of the United States by said National Convention to be held in the year 1976...'' Signed clearly ''Ronald Reagan'' at bottom in black ink; countersigned by campaign manager in blue ink, ''John P. Sears''. Document on one page measures 8.5'' x 14''. Near fine condition.

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Eleanor Roosevelt Typed Letter Signed Shortly After WWII as Delegate to the United Nations

Lot 468: Eleanor Roosevelt Typed Letter Signed Shortly After WWII as Delegate to the United Nations

by Nate D Sanders

July 31, 2014, 5:00 PM PST

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $250 - $375

Description: Eleanor Roosevelt typed letter signed, dated 10 February 1949 upon her personal letterhead. Eleanor writes while working in New York City as U.S. delegate to the United Nations, in full, ''My dear Mrs. Pollack: I have received your letter of January 28th and I am sorry I cannot give permission, such as you request, for commercial purposes. With many regrets, Very sincerely yours, [signed] Eleanor Roosevelt''. Measures 6'' x 6.75''. Letter is in very good condition with a closed tear at bottom and light creasing. Lot also includes a 10'' x 8'' UPI press photograph of the President and First Lady.

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Franklin D. Roosevelt Autograph Quote Signed on Democracy -- ''...a greater responsibility of national leaders to the will of the people whose servants they are...''

Lot 471: Franklin D. Roosevelt Autograph Quote Signed on Democracy -- ''...a greater responsibility of national leaders to the will of the people whose servants they are...''

by Nate D Sanders

July 31, 2014, 5:00 PM PST

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $3,250 - $4,875

Description: Franklin D. Roosevelt autograph quote signed. Quote on an impressive large sheet reads in full, ''The furtherance of the great cause of peace among nations rests upon the [illegible], and with it a greater responsibility of national leaders to the will of the people whose servants they are - / Franklin D. Roosevelt / Governor of The State of New York''. Two embossed seals are present on the upper right and lower left corners. Single-page document measures 11.25'' x 16.5''. Pencil notations to verso and an erased numerical notation to upper right corner, else near fine.

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Theodore Roosevelt Typed Letter Signed as President -- To Yellowstone National Park Warden Buffalo Jones -- ''...I am very sorry to learn of the death of those wild buffalo...''

Lot 480: Theodore Roosevelt Typed Letter Signed as President -- To Yellowstone National Park Warden Buffalo Jones -- ''...I am very sorry to learn of the death of those wild buffalo...''

by Nate D Sanders

July 31, 2014, 5:00 PM PST

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $1,500 - $2,250

Description: President Theodore Roosevelt typed letter signed on official White House letterhead, dated 4 June 1904. Letter is addressed to his friend Charles Jesse ''Buffalo'' Jones, whom Roosevelt appointed head Game Warden of Yellowstone National Park in 1902. Here, Roosevelt discusses bison, as Jones was a proponent of the animal and introduced them to the park. Reads in full: ''I am very sorry to learn of the death of those wild buffalo, but I am much pleased at what you tell me of the calf crop in the tame herd. I will take up at once with the Secretary the matter of cross-breeding, and let you know.'' With a large and bold ''Theodore Roosevelt'' signature. Also includes original postmarked envelope and a 3'' x 3.25'' photo of the President on horseback. Single page typed letter on a single sheet of card-style stationery measures 7.25'' x 8.75''. Toning and small chips to edges. Very good condition. Recently sold for $2,629 as lot 34294 in Heritage's 11 April 2013 sale.

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Spanish-American War Photo Album With Illuminating Pictures of Cuban Life and the 8th Massachusetts Infantry in the South -- Contains Shocking Photo of Southern Mob Throwing Black Person

Lot 553: Spanish-American War Photo Album With Illuminating Pictures of Cuban Life and the 8th Massachusetts Infantry in the South -- Contains Shocking Photo of Southern Mob Throwing Black Person

by Nate D Sanders

July 31, 2014, 5:00 PM PST

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $500 - $750

Description: Photo album with 84 photos documenting the Spanish-American War and life in Cuba at the close of the 19th century. The album starts with a Cuban family of five on a farm and of the Spanish-controlled Fort San Serverino. Following are photos of the 8th Massachusetts Infantry in Georgia taking a train from Americus to Savannah and of the mail team on horse carriages. In Cuba, the 8th Infantry performs a daily drill and prepares for an evening parade. The fort is featured again with close-ups of the historic Spanish buildings. The following pages show American troops boarding a ship headed to Cuba, Cuban Stevedores on a ship dock and American soldiers unloading their horses. One of the most splendid shots is a scenic view of the San Juan River in Matanzas Harbor with a boat and town in the background. A horrific photo in Georgia captures a mob of people tossing a black person into the air. Back in Cuba, additional river scenes are displayed along with a photo of an American ship and pictures of buildings along the Umerica River. Three interesting pictures show splendid architecture in Cuba: the Francisco Restaurant and Arch, a lavish private mansion with Romanesque-style columns and the Court of San Serverino. Shots of a sugar plantation reveal a hut and a farmer pushing a cart with several bags containing sugar along with a picture of the Cuban Cavalry on their horses. The album concludes with photos of the unit in Kentucky and Georgia and captures civilian life in both states. The majority of the photos are in very good condition. A few pictures have fading, toning and ink spots. The 7.75'' x 5'' album has toning and spotting while the pages are starting to detach from the backstrip, overall in very good condition.

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Helen Keller, Annie Sullivan & Polly Thompson Signed & Inscribed Book, ''Midstream: My Later Life''

Lot 582: Helen Keller, Annie Sullivan & Polly Thompson Signed & Inscribed Book, ''Midstream: My Later Life''

by Nate D Sanders

July 31, 2014, 5:00 PM PST

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $1,000 - $1,500

Description: Helen Keller signed and inscribed copy of her autobiography, ''Midstream: My Later Life''. Doubleday, Doran & Company: Garden City, New York: 1930. Inscribed in pencil to front free endpaper, ''To: Captain Van Beek / with every good wish / Helen Keller / October 1930.'' Countersigned in ink by her constant companions ''Anne Sullivan Macy'' and ''Polly Thomson''. Van Beek was a captain with the transatlantic shipping and passenger company United States Lines. Both Sullivan and Thomson's signature show some areas of ink smudging. Book measures 6.25'' x 9.25'' and runs 362pp. with some sunning to spine and general toning throughout. Very good overall.

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True First Edition, First Printing of ''How The Grinch Stole Christmas'' in Beautiful Condition -- With Well-Preserved Dustjacket

Lot 626: True First Edition, First Printing of ''How The Grinch Stole Christmas'' in Beautiful Condition -- With Well-Preserved Dustjacket

by Nate D Sanders

July 31, 2014, 5:00 PM PST

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $500 - $750

Description: First edition, first printing of ''How The Grinch Stole Christmas'', published by Random House: New York: 1957. This example of Dr. Seuss' beloved tale of the villainous Grinch and his plans to spoil an entire town's holiday contains all relevant points, including the list of 13 titles on one of the last leaves and 14 titles listed on the rear flap of the 250/250 unclipped dustjacket. Unpaginated story is bound in pictorial paper boards. Measures 8.25'' x 11.25''. Wear to board edges, else fine. With dustjacket in near fine condition save for some wear to edges. A scarce first printing of a beloved classic in near fine condition.

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