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Group of spoons- coin silver, silverplate, etc.. 5 large by Andrew Archer, London, 1704, 7.75

Lot 174: Group of spoons- coin silver, silverplate, etc.. 5 large by Andrew Archer, London, 1704, 7.75"l., 6 by W. W. Adams.4 plated by Rogers, etc.

by Wiederseim Associates, Inc.

April 19, 2014, 9:00 AM EST

Chester Springs, PA, USA

Estimated Price: $200 - $300

Description: Group of spoons- coin silver, silverplate, etc.. 5 large by Andrew Archer, London, 1704, 7.75"l., 6 by W. W. Adams.4 plated by Rogers, etc.

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Wrought iron and oak conservatory table in the style of Samuel Yellin, with two drop leaves. 28.5

Lot 391: Wrought iron and oak conservatory table in the style of Samuel Yellin, with two drop leaves. 28.5"h.x63"w.

by Wiederseim Associates, Inc.

April 19, 2014, 9:00 AM EST

Chester Springs, PA, USA

Estimated Price: $500 - $700

Description: Wrought iron and oak conservatory table in the style of Samuel Yellin, with two drop leaves. 28.5"h.x63"w.

Condition Report: Overall scratches, dents, minor losses as you might expect to see, one old burn mark approx. 1.5"l., one drop-leaf hinge needs to be adjusted as it is higher and uneven from the overall surface. Would probably benefit from a refinishing as well. Nice piece

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Pair of Adams style carved mahogany open armchairs with floral needlepoint seats. 37.5

Lot 493: Pair of Adams style carved mahogany open armchairs with floral needlepoint seats. 37.5"h.x24"w.x19"d., seats 19"h.

by Wiederseim Associates, Inc.

April 19, 2014, 9:00 AM EST

Chester Springs, PA, USA

Estimated Price: $100 - $200

Description: Pair of Adams style carved mahogany open armchairs with floral needlepoint seats. 37.5"h.x24"w.x19"d., seats 19"h.

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Books- five books to include- Maugham, Somerset Cakes and Ale, 1/1000 signed by the author; Magee, James American Student Abroad, Overbrook 1932; Strachey Queen Victoria, three-quarter Morocco; Paul Borda Kurtz 1893-1918 First Lieutenant Aero Squadro

Lot 562: Books- five books to include- Maugham, Somerset Cakes and Ale, 1/1000 signed by the author; Magee, James American Student Abroad, Overbrook 1932; Strachey Queen Victoria, three-quarter Morocco; Paul Borda Kurtz 1893-1918 First Lieutenant Aero Squadro

by Wiederseim Associates, Inc.

April 19, 2014, 9:00 AM EST

Chester Springs, PA, USA

Estimated Price: $100 - $150

Description: Books- five books to include- Maugham, Somerset Cakes and Ale, 1/1000 signed by the author; Magee, James American Student Abroad, Overbrook 1932; Strachey Queen Victoria, three-quarter Morocco; Paul Borda Kurtz 1893-1918 First Lieutenant Aero Squadron 1/1000, worn; etc.

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Al Smith for President Tin Sign

Lot 45: Al Smith for President Tin Sign

by Ron Rhoads Auctioneers

April 19, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

Spring City, PA, USA

Estimated Price: $50 - $100

Description: Al Smith for President tin sign, signed pat. Pending S.S.Adams & Asbury Parks, N.J., 8 in. round

Condition Report: Good original

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Adams, John

Lot 1: Adams, John

by Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles

April 19, 2014, 10:00 AM PST

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $15,000 - $20,000

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

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Adams, John

Lot 2: Adams, John

by Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles

April 19, 2014, 10:00 AM PST

Los Angeles, CA, USA

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

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

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Adams, John

Lot 3: Adams, John

by Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles

April 19, 2014, 10:00 AM PST

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $1,500 - $2,000

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

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Adams, John Quincy

Lot 4: Adams, John Quincy

by Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles

April 19, 2014, 10:00 AM PST

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $20,000 - $30,000

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

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

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

by Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles

April 19, 2014, 10:00 AM PST

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $5,000 - $7,500

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

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Monroe, James and John Quincy Adams

Lot 57: Monroe, James and John Quincy Adams

by Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles

April 19, 2014, 10:00 AM PST

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $1,000 - $1,200

Description: Monroe, James and John Quincy Adams. Partly-printed document signed as President and Secretary of State, 1p, vellum, 14 1/2 x 11", Washington, Jan. 4, 1822. A ship's paper for the ship Virginia of New York, with Charles Reese as master, mounted with no guns and navigated with twelve men, allowing the ship "To Pass with her Company Passengers Goods and Merchandize without any hinderance seisure or molestation...." Countersigned by Jonathan Thompson, Collector of the Port of New York. Official seal is at lower left. Very good; considerable age yellowing to vellum. Monroe's signature is of medium boldness, with some fading to the "roe"; Adams' signature is bold. The lovely naval engravings are traversed by one vertical fold and a bit of foxing at edges. The Arden Family Holdings of Beverly Hills. Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,200.

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Monroe, James and John Quincy Adams

Lot 58: Monroe, James and John Quincy Adams

by Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles

April 19, 2014, 10:00 AM PST

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $1,000 - $1,200

Description: Monroe, James and John Quincy Adams. Partly-printed document signed by Monroe as President and by Adams as Secretary of State, 1p, 17 x 20", Washington, Jan. 2, 1822. Appointing Alexander Burton of Pennsylvania as Consul of the U.S. at the port of Oporto in Portugal, and requesting that "His Majesty the King of Portugal Brazil and Algarves [John VI] his Governors and Officers to permit the said Alexander Burton fully and peaceably to enjoy the said office, without giving, or suffering to be given unto him, any molestation or trouble, but...to afford him all proper countenance and assistance..." Light soiling and one closed tear at lower edge. Bold signatures by both men. The Arden Family Holdings of Beverly Hills. Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,200.

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Four Slave Documents

Lot 109: Four Slave Documents

by Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles

April 19, 2014, 10:00 AM PST

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $400 - $600

Description: Four Slave Documents. (1) 1841 bill of sale from Maury County, Tennessee for a 28-year-old slave woman named Edy, sold for $600 to by A.R. Cartwright to William A. Dair in Alabama (2) 1838 letter from Sarah Teasley in Richmond, Va. informing Mr. Whitmore that she had sold a slave woman named Rose for him (3) 1854 Missouri bill of sale for a 22-year-old slave named Simeon for $980; and (4) a 1788 report from the constable of Bedford, County, Pa. including information that no "Negroes or Mulatoes" had been imported into the county. Estimated Value $400 - 600.

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Three Slave Documents Pertaining to CSA General William Mahone

Lot 110: Three Slave Documents Pertaining to CSA General William Mahone

by Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles

April 19, 2014, 10:00 AM PST

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $600 - $800

Description: Three Slave Documents Pertaining To Csa General William Mahone. (1) Pre-printed document signed by Samuel W. Gregory, acknowledging receipt of $925 from William Mahone, for the purchase of a negro slave named Celey, aged about 21, 4 1/2 x 8", Norfolk, Mar. 24, 1857. Gregory warrants the right, title, and good health of the slave. Receipt is also signed by William Hall, who owned a slave pen in Norfolk. Pre-printed slave receipts are less common than handwritten ones.(2) James Y. Leigh, executor of the estate of George L. Upshur deceased, acknowledges receipt from William Mahone of $1,450 for "negro woman Tamar, and her three children James, Mary and Jenny, belonging to the estate...together with the future increase of the females of the said slaves....," 9 x 7", n.p., Dec. 25, 1856. William Mahone was a Confederate Major General, also a civil engineer, teacher, railroad builder, and Senator in the U.S. Congress.(3) Manuscript "Deed of Gift," signed by (Dr.) Robert Butler, 4 x 7", Aug. 1, 1837, giving "my daughter Otelia Butler as a birthday present, her little pet Dickie...son of Caroline...." Otelia married William Mahone in 1855. Estimated Value $600 - 800.

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Huntington, Samuel

Lot 114: Huntington, Samuel

by Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles

April 19, 2014, 10:00 AM PST

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $700 - $900

Description: Huntington, Samuel. (1731-96) Signer of the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation, President of the Continental Congress (1779-1781), chief justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court (1784-1785), and 18th Governor of Connecticut (1786-96). Document signed, 2pp, 7 1/2 x 6" (Connecticut), June 17, 1788. Docket states: "Col. Joshua Huntington Account with Hon. Sam.l Huntington Genl...." The document lists items purchased from 1781-1787, such as various typed of hay, salt fish, butter, linseed oil, and sundries. Fine. Estimated Value $700 - 900.

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Collection of Old English Documents

Lot 163: Collection of Old English Documents

by Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles

April 19, 2014, 10:00 AM PST

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $300 - $600

Description: Collection of Old English Documents. Potpourri of twenty-one items comprised of indentures, deeds, expense requests, probate wills and personal letters, varying sizes: 4 x 7" to 23 x 13", dated 1679 to late 19th Century, four on vellum. Fine condition. The Arden Family Holdings of Beverly Hills. Estimated Value $300 - 600.

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Important Israeli Signed Photos and Document

Lot 218: Important Israeli Signed Photos and Document

by Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles

April 19, 2014, 10:00 AM PST

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $600 - $800

Description: Important Israeli Signed Photos and Document. Consists of five historic items: 1. June 26, 1967 2 page typed document in the form of an introduction for Tuviah Freidman to the Leaders of the Jewish Organizations of the U.S.A. and Canada from the Institute of Documentation in Israel, signed by the individual members of the Institute. This relates to helping Tuviah Freidman arrange for lectures on the Holocaust, "and make it possible for him to take evidence from Holocaust survivors who may reside in your cities, in order to discover any Nazi criminals who are still free, before the Statue of Limitation comes into effect in December, 1969 Signatories include:Yitzhak Rabin (Prime Minister); Shimon Peres (Defence Minister); Menahem Savidor (Speaker of the Knesset); Menachem Begin (Prime Minister); and many more. Total of 36 signatures and titles.2. 1967 Israel Government Cabinet Photo signed by Prime Minister Levi Eshkol and 4 other members including Abba Eban.3. August 19, 1977 War Cabinet Signed photo.4. Ariel Sharon in military uniform signed photo.5. 1965 Unsigned black and white vintage photo of an angry David Ben Gurion addressing the Knesset. The Arden Family Holdings of Beverly Hills. All were accquired directly from Nazi hunter Tuviah Friedman's Institute of Documentation in Haifa Israel in the 1980s. Estimated Value $600 - 800.

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Incredible Israeli Photographic Archive from the Institute of Documentation Center in Israel

Lot 219: Incredible Israeli Photographic Archive from the Institute of Documentation Center in Israel

by Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles

April 19, 2014, 10:00 AM PST

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $800 - $1,000

Description: Incredible Israeli Photographic Archive From the Institute of Documentation Center in Israel. Consists of 32 different historic black and white photos, mostly 7" x 5" and 9" x 7", all vintage and original. Many signed, some with notes on verso, others unsigned with numerical references on verso. We note some absolutely incredible photos that include the following: Ben Gurion with Golda Meir, David Ben Gurion's reading of the Declaration of Independence at the Tel-Aviv Museum; David Ben Gurion's funeral leaving the Knesset; George Schultz and Shimon Perez (signed); Shimon Perez with Edward Kennedy (signed); Jimmy Carter with Moshe Dayan; David Ben Gurion with a young JFK; Shimon Perez with Ronald Reagan (signed); David Ben Gurion with the King of Belgium; Moshe Dayan at David Ben Gurion's funeral; Golda Meir at David Ben Gurion's funeral in Sde-Boker, Dec. 3, 1973; Aluf Yaacov Dori pins the Haganah medal on the President as the Prime Minister and Galili look on, Jerusalem, June 1958; Tuviah Friedman with Simon Weisenthal (signed); and more. A unique historical photographic treasure trove of Israel. The Arden Family Holdings of Beverly Hills. All were accquired directly from Nazi hunter Tuviah Friedman's Institute of Documentation in Haifa Israel in the 1980s. Estimated Value $800 - 1,000.

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Signed Photo Archive of Israeli Leaders

Lot 220: Signed Photo Archive of Israeli Leaders

by Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles

April 19, 2014, 10:00 AM PST

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $300 - $500

Description: Signed Photo Archive of Israeli Leaders. A lot of 15 different black and white photos, each signed. Includes the following personalities: Yitzhak Rabin (Prime Minister); Shimon Perez (Defense Minister); Ariel Sharon (Prime Minister and Commander of the Israel Army); Teddy Kollek (Mayor of Jeruslum); Abba Eban (Foreign Minister) and others. Includes some background material from the Institute of Documentation. All in choice condition. Lot of 15 documents. The Arden Family Holdings of Beverly Hills. All were accquired directly from Nazi hunter Tuviah Friedman's Institute of Documentation in Haifa Israel in the 1980s. Estimated Value $300 - 500.

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First Spouse 2008 Louisa Adams Proof

Lot 195357872: First Spouse 2008 Louisa Adams Proof

by LA Gems & Diamonds

April 20, 2014, 8:15 AM PST

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $1,300 - $1,400

Description: First Spouse 2008 Louisa Adams Proof **|**|** First Spouse 2008 Louisa Adams Proof

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American Document, Justice of the Peace Appointment, 1844

Lot 414178: American Document, Justice of the Peace Appointment, 1844

by Locati Auctions

April 21, 2014, 9:00 AM EST

Maple Glen, PA, USA

Estimated Price: $100 - $200

Description: Dated June 12, 1844, appointing David Ives as Justice of the Peace for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The document includes a signature of George N. Briggs, former governor of Massachusetts.

Condition Report: Overall very good, with some wear, creases, small tears and minor areas of loss to the margins as well as some staining to the reverse and small holes where the creases meet. The document has been folded as pictured.

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American Document, Justice of the Peace Appointment, Marcus Morton Signature

Lot 414179: American Document, Justice of the Peace Appointment, Marcus Morton Signature

by Locati Auctions

April 21, 2014, 9:00 AM EST

Maple Glen, PA, USA

Estimated Price: $100 - $200

Description: Dated January 1, 1844, appointing William H. Tyler as Justice of the Peace for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The document includes a signature of Marcus Morton, former governor of Massachusetts.

Condition Report: Overall very good, some wear to the margins and small holes where the creases meet.

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A Document Bearing the Signature of Elbridge Gerry, Vice President and Signer of the Declaration of Independence

Lot 414192: A Document Bearing the Signature of Elbridge Gerry, Vice President and Signer of the Declaration of Independence

by Locati Auctions

April 21, 2014, 9:00 AM EST

Maple Glen, PA, USA

Estimated Price: $200 - $300

Description: Legal documents regarding a bankruptcy. Signed by Elbridge Gerry, acting Governor of Massachusetts, who went on to become the vice president of the United States under James Madison. He was also a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

Condition Report: Losses, tears, creasing and holes at and near the margins, staining and toning overall. The area bearing the signature is intact.

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Three Legal Documents, One Bearing the Signature of William Pitkin

Lot 414217: Three Legal Documents, One Bearing the Signature of William Pitkin

by Locati Auctions

April 21, 2014, 9:00 AM EST

Maple Glen, PA, USA

Estimated Price: $150 - $250

Description: A document dated March 23, 1781, bearing the signature of William Pitkin. Pitkin was born in 1725 and served under General Abercrombie in 1758. He was a Member of the Council Safety in the Revolution and eventually served as a member of the U.S. Congress. He was the son of William Pitkin, the Colonial Governor of Connecticut. Also included in the lot are two other legal documents, an order of distribution of an estate from 1801 with a signature of George R. Minot, Justice of the Peace, and a writ of attachment from 1810 with a signature of Aaron Stiles, Justice of the Peace.

Condition Report: The document with the William Pitkin signature has old tape affixed to the left margin as well as toning, foxing, creasing and staining. The order of distribution has a large water stain covering most of the document. The writ of attachment exhibits toning as well as some staining.

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A Philadelphia Document Dated 1792, Charles Pettit A.L.S.

Lot 414246: A Philadelphia Document Dated 1792, Charles Pettit A.L.S.

by Locati Auctions

April 21, 2014, 9:00 AM EST

Maple Glen, PA, USA

Estimated Price: $100 - $150

Description: A letter written and signed by Charles Pettit to John Nicholson regarding an issue with the estate of Joseph Reed. Charles Pettit was most notably a Pennsylvania delegate to the Confederation Congress from 1785 to 1787. Joseph Reed served as a delegate to the Continental Congress and as President of Pennsylvania's Supreme Executive Council.

Condition Report: The letter is toned and the paper is very brittle. There are significant tears along the crease lines (most of the way up the central vertical crease) and an area of loss to the side without the text. There are also a few stains and minor losses.

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Two Military Commissions Signed by Massachusetts Governor Caleb Strong

Lot 414265: Two Military Commissions Signed by Massachusetts Governor Caleb Strong

by Locati Auctions

April 21, 2014, 9:00 AM EST

Maple Glen, PA, USA

Estimated Price: $100 - $200

Description: One dated 1815 and electing Samuel W. Duncan to the position of Major, the other dated 1813 electing Robert Tenney to the position of Captain. Both signed by Massachusetts governor Caleb Strong and Secretary of the Commonwealth Alden Bradord. Also included in the lot are two engravings of Caleb Strong. From Wikipedia: "Caleb Strong (January 9, 1745 - November 7, 1819) was a Massachusetts lawyer and politician who served as the sixth and tenth Governor of Massachusetts between 1800 and 1807, and again from 1812 until 1816. He assisted in drafting the Massachusetts State Constitution in 1779 and served as a state senator and on the Massachusetts Governor's Council before being elected to the inaugural United States Senate. A leading member of the Massachusetts Federalist Party, his political success delayed the decline of the Federalists in Massachusetts. A successful Northampton lawyer prior to 1774, Strong was politically active in the rebel cause during the American Revolutionary War. He played an influential role in the development of the United States Constitution at the 1788 Philadelphia Convention, and, as a US Senator, in the passage of its 11th Amendment. He also played a leading role in the passage of the Judiciary Act of 1789, which established the federal court system."

Condition Report: The 1815 example is in very good condition with toning, a few small tears and tape reinforcement to the back of some of the creases. The 1813 example is in two pieces (split along the crease line) and is in poor condition, with foxing, toning, and losses. The image areas of the etchings are in good condition while the margins are folded in.

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Document Bearing the Signature of John Brooks, Patriot and 11th Governor of Massachusetts

Lot 414266: Document Bearing the Signature of John Brooks, Patriot and 11th Governor of Massachusetts

by Locati Auctions

April 21, 2014, 9:00 AM EST

Maple Glen, PA, USA

Estimated Price: $100 - $200

Description: A document dated 1820, electing Ebenezer Warner to the position of Ensign. Signed by acting governor John Brooks as well as Secretary of the Commonwealth Alden Bradford. From Wikipedia: "John Brooks (baptized May 4, 1752 - March 1, 1825) was a doctor, military officer, and politician from Massachusetts. He served as the 11th Governor of Massachusetts from 1816 to 1823, and was one of the last Federalist officials elected in the United States. Trained as a doctor, Brooks was an officer of the Reading, Massachusetts militia when the American Revolutionary War broke out, and led his troops in the Battles of Lexington and Concord. He served under George Washington in the New York and New Jersey campaign of 1776, although he missed the Battle of Trenton due to illness. In 1777 he was part of the relief force for the Siege of Fort Stanwix, and led a successful assault against British positions in the key Second Battle of Saratoga. He played a significant role in the 1783 Newburgh Conspiracy, in which he helped quash ideas of mutiny in the Continental Army. After the war he returned to medical practice, but continued to be active in the state militia, helping to put down Shays' Rebellion in 1787. He served in the militia during the War of 1812, after which he was elected governor. Brooks was popular and politically moderate, and came to personify the "Era of Good Feelings" that followed the war. He retired in 1823, and died two years later."

Condition Report: Expected toning, minor losses, creasing, a few small tears as well as one large tear at the left margin. The signature area is intact.

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A Group of Pennsylvania Dutch Documents, Fraktur, Etc...

Lot 414267: A Group of Pennsylvania Dutch Documents, Fraktur, Etc...

by Locati Auctions

April 21, 2014, 9:00 AM EST

Maple Glen, PA, USA

Estimated Price: $150 - $250

Description: Comprising: a hand painted Fraktur with floral decoration and text that reads "Abraham S. Slover. In Haycock Township, Bucks County, State of Pennsylvania"; a Victorian Period printed document listing births, dated from 1839 to 1869, and at the reverse a marriage dated 1868; a family register with dates that range from 1792 to 1870; another family register for the Wetzler family; and a birth certificate from Berks County, dated 1879 in a modern tiger maple frame.

Condition Report: Very good, some expected toning and minor losses.

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20th c. Adam-style Mahogany Sideboard

Lot 51: 20th c. Adam-style Mahogany Sideboard

by Robb Partners LLC

April 21, 2014, 10:30 AM EST

Bluffton, SC, USA

Estimated Price: $2,000 - $4,000

Description: 20th c. Adam-style Mahogany Sideboard. Shaped top over case with fluting and acanthus leaf accents, center drawer flanked by two doors, on tapered legs. 37 1/2"h x 68"w x 24"d.

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Antique Wood Box Jewelry, Document,Money, Lap Desk

Lot 308: Antique Wood Box Jewelry, Document,Money, Lap Desk

by Robb Partners LLC

April 21, 2014, 10:30 AM EST

Bluffton, SC, USA

Estimated Price: $150 - $300

Description: Antique Wood Box Jewelry, Document,Money, Lap Desk 12x7

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Harley Davidson Glass sign

Lot 1: Harley Davidson Glass sign

by Bob Stutler's Auction

April 21, 2014, 9:00 PM EST

Anderson, SC, USA

Description: 30 1/2"x37" framed glass sign

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Indian Motorcycles sign - new

Lot 2: Indian Motorcycles sign - new

by Bob Stutler's Auction

April 21, 2014, 9:00 PM EST

Anderson, SC, USA

Description: 16x12 1/2" metal sign

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Dr. Pepper sign - new

Lot 3: Dr. Pepper sign - new

by Bob Stutler's Auction

April 21, 2014, 9:00 PM EST

Anderson, SC, USA

Description: 16x24" metal sign

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Indian Motorcycles sign - new

Lot 5: Indian Motorcycles sign - new

by Bob Stutler's Auction

April 21, 2014, 9:00 PM EST

Anderson, SC, USA

Description: 16x12 1/2" metal sign

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Massey-Ferguson sign

Lot 9: Massey-Ferguson sign

by Bob Stutler's Auction

April 21, 2014, 9:00 PM EST

Anderson, SC, USA

Description: 16x24" metal sign

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Brown Bear Lodge sign

Lot 10: Brown Bear Lodge sign

by Bob Stutler's Auction

April 21, 2014, 9:00 PM EST

Anderson, SC, USA

Description: 15 1/2x34" wooden sign

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Bud Light sign - new

Lot 11: Bud Light sign - new

by Bob Stutler's Auction

April 21, 2014, 9:00 PM EST

Anderson, SC, USA

Description: 17x29" metal sign

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Ice House sign - new

Lot 12: Ice House sign - new

by Bob Stutler's Auction

April 21, 2014, 9:00 PM EST

Anderson, SC, USA

Description: 24x30" metal sign

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AC Delco Batteries sign

Lot 13: AC Delco Batteries sign

by Bob Stutler's Auction

April 21, 2014, 9:00 PM EST

Anderson, SC, USA

Description: 24x36" metal sign

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Bank Americard sign

Lot 14: Bank Americard sign

by Bob Stutler's Auction

April 21, 2014, 9:00 PM EST

Anderson, SC, USA

Description: 21x33" metal sign

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Porcelain Church sign

Lot 15: Porcelain Church sign

by Bob Stutler's Auction

April 21, 2014, 9:00 PM EST

Anderson, SC, USA

Description: 2 sided 24x30" sign

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AC Delco Heating & Cooling sign

Lot 16: AC Delco Heating & Cooling sign

by Bob Stutler's Auction

April 21, 2014, 9:00 PM EST

Anderson, SC, USA

Description: 24x36" metal sign

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Good Year #1 in Farm Tires sign

Lot 18: Good Year #1 in Farm Tires sign

by Bob Stutler's Auction

April 21, 2014, 9:00 PM EST

Anderson, SC, USA

Description: 8 1/2x32" wooden sign

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Coca-Cola Chalkboard sign

Lot 19: Coca-Cola Chalkboard sign

by Bob Stutler's Auction

April 21, 2014, 9:00 PM EST

Anderson, SC, USA

Description: 20x28" sign

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Squirt Chalkboard sign

Lot 20: Squirt Chalkboard sign

by Bob Stutler's Auction

April 21, 2014, 9:00 PM EST

Anderson, SC, USA

Description: 20x28" sign

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Jameson Whiskey sign - new

Lot 21: Jameson Whiskey sign - new

by Bob Stutler's Auction

April 21, 2014, 9:00 PM EST

Anderson, SC, USA

Description: 23x23" metal sign

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Hotel sign

Lot 22: Hotel sign

by Bob Stutler's Auction

April 21, 2014, 9:00 PM EST

Anderson, SC, USA

Description: 12x41 1/2" hand painted wooden sign

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Foster & Kleiser Porcelain sign

Lot 23: Foster & Kleiser Porcelain sign

by Bob Stutler's Auction

April 21, 2014, 9:00 PM EST

Anderson, SC, USA

Description: 4x36" porcelain over enamel sign

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Yuengling sign - new

Lot 24: Yuengling sign - new

by Bob Stutler's Auction

April 21, 2014, 9:00 PM EST

Anderson, SC, USA

Description: 6x36" metal sign

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Texaco Round sign -new

Lot 25: Texaco Round sign -new

by Bob Stutler's Auction

April 21, 2014, 9:00 PM EST

Anderson, SC, USA

Description: 18 1/2" metal sign

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