Pahlavi, Mohammad Reza (1919-1980) + Pahlavi, Soraya (1932-2001)
Invitation card signed by both
Last Shah of Iran from 16 September 1941 until his overthrow by the Iranian Revolution on 11 February 1979. Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiary - actress, and the queen consort of Iran as the second wife of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. Signed invitation card “M.R. Pahlavi” + “Soraya Pahlavi”. 4pp., 4.0 x 6.0 inch (folded), 1955 March 3. Card regarding the visit of the Persian Royals to Baden-Württemberg (Baden-Baden). Signed in blue ballpoint by Reza Pahlavi and in pencil by Soraya. From the estate of Baden-Württemberg minister president Gebhard Müller (1900-1990). Near mint condition.
Price: $ 1,365 / € 1.050
Peron, Eva (1919-1952)
Rare autograph letter signed to the mother of Juan Peron
María Eva Duarte de Perón was the second wife of Argentine President Juan Perón and served as the First Lady of Argentina from 1946 until her death in 1952. She is usually referred to as Eva Perón or by the affectionate Spanish language diminutive Evita. Autograph letter signed “Evita”. 2 pages, recto and verso, 6.5 x 10.0 inch. n.p., n.d. (about 1951/1952). On her personal “Eva Peron” stationery. To Juana Sosa (mother of Juan Peron). In Spanish, in full: “Mi querida Ana Juana, mamá: Espero que se halle bien junto a Marcelino las chicas y sus maridos. Yo ahora un poco major, yo sé que Juan le ha hablado y me pidió que no les diga que no estuve muy bien de salud, pero a ustedes ne les puedo mentir. No estuve nada bien en estos meses. Pero ahora sí. Tendré que hacerme muchos estudios pero no hay que preocuparse. Juan me dice que vendrán por acá y no sabe cómo la espero a usted que siempre me ha tratado como a una hija. Acá Mario ya se está instalando con las chicas y espero poder converser con mis queridas sobrinas que son una gran companía. Juan les está enviando unas cosas con el Teniente Coronel Duval, y aprovecho para hacerle llegar esta cartita que hace mucho que le escribo. Bueno mi querida mamá, espero poder verla prontito. Yo no sé si podré viajar hasta Comodoro. No quiero que se preocupe por mí, pore so le envoi un gran beso de su hija que nunca la olvida. Con saludos para Marcelino q para todos. Adiós Dona Juana, con saludos de Juan. Evita”. Translated: “My dear Juana, mum: I hope you are well with Marcelino, the girls and their husbands. I’m a little better now. I know Juan has spoken with you, and he asked me not to tell you that I haven’t been very well, but I cannot lie to you. I was not at all well these past months. But now I am. I will have to have some tests done, but there is nothing to worry about, Juan tells me you are coming over, and you can’t imagine how I look forward to seeing you, that you have always treated me like your daughter. Here Mario is settling down with the girls and I hope I can talk with my dear nieces, who are a great company. Juan is sending you some things with Lieutenant Colonel Duval, and I take the opportunity to send you this letter since I haven’t written in a long time. Well my dear mother, I hope to see you very soon. I don’t know if I will be able to travel to Comodoro. I don’t want you to worry about me, that’s why I send you a big kiss from your daughter who never forgets you. Regards to Marcelino and for everyone. Goodby Dona Juana, regards from Juan”. Mailing fold, small tear and on the right edge, minor stain, else fine condition.
Price: $ 2,145 / € 1.650
Pershing, John J. (1860-1948)
Typed letter signed from Paris
John Joseph "Black Jack" Pershing was a general officer in the United States Army who led the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I. Typed letter signed “John J. Pershing”. 1p., 6.0 x 7.25 inch, Paris, 1923 December 8. Addressed to Mr. Keenan in Pittburgh. In full: “I have your letter written on board the “Paris”, and I am very sorry indeed that I cannot consent to your publicly quoting me on the subject of American Cemeteries in France. I have already sent a report to the Secretary of War on this subject, and you will readily understand that it is now up to the War Department to give out all statements in that connection. However, I am pleased that you should have a full knowledge of facts as you are now in a position to refute all unjust criticisms." Signature light but legible, small paper clip stain at top, else good condition.
Price: $ 495 / € 385
Pius IX., Pope (1792-1878)
Picture made of lace
Italian pope, born Giovanni Maria Mastai-Ferretti, who ascended the papal throne in 1846 and served until his death. Among the notable achievements of his 32-year reign, the longest in Roman Catholic Church history, Pius convened the historic First Vatican Council, which included the doctrine of papal infallibility. Fine picture of Pius IX. Made of lace, 3.0 x 4.5 inch. With a PRINTED signature and date on verso. Fine condition.
Price: $ 95 / € 75
Pius XII., Pope (1876-1958)
Large document signed
Born Eugenio Maria Giuseppe Giovanni Pacelli, reigned as Pope from 2 March 1939 to his death in 1958. Remarkable document signed “E. Card. Pacelli”. 1p., heavy paper, 19.25 x 13,75 inch. Vatican, 1931 July 7. Blind embossed seal, print by Danesi, Rome. Award “Croce pro Ecclesia et Pontifice” to Mattia Corrado Kann. Signed by Pacelli as “Il Cardinal Segretario di Stato”. Handling wear, diagonal bend, some folds, else good condition. Very attractive document.
Price: $ 700 / € 550
Radetzky, Josef Wenzel (1766-1858)
Letter signed in absence of Archduke Ferdinand Karl of Austria
Czech nobleman and Austrian general, immortalised by Johann Strauss with his Radetzky March. Letter signed “Radetzky”. 1p., recto and verso, 9.0 x 14.5 inch, Ofen (German for Buda, today Budapest), 1829 October 29. Addressed to the invalids administration in Pest regarding some official issues. Radetzky acted here "In the absence of his Royal Highness" - Archduke Ferdinand Karl of Austria-Este, who had the General Command in Hungary at this time. Mailing folds, slightly discolored and minor stains, else fine condition.
Price: $ 585 / € 450
Ribbentrop, Joachim von (1893-1946)
Scarce document signed
Foreign Minister of Nazi Germany from 1938 until 1945. Scarce partly printed document signed “Ribbentrop”. 1p. (bifolium), 10.0 x 14.0 inch, Berlin, 1939 August 19. Ribbentrop, acting “In the name of the Führer and chancellor”, appoints Werner Fischer to be a consulate secretary. Document bears a large blind-embossed Nazi eagle seal in the lower left corner. Slightly discolored, two small stains from mounting tape on verso, else good condition. Note: We reject Nazism in any form! Nevertheless we offer autographs of this kind, because it is an important part of the history of the 20th Century. To the extent applicable to those affected by German law, particularly § 86a StGB, historical and military items from or relating to the period and personalities of the German Third Reich are offered for only purposes of education and research regarding historical events and military history. Clients who purchase such items agree that they will not use them for propaganda or other purposes that would be punishable under § 86a StGB.
Price: $ 1,885 / € 1.450
Richelieu, Cardinal (1585-1642)
Rare letter signed to Cardinal Posman
Armand Jean du Plessis, cardinal-duc de Richelieu et de Fronsac - French cardinal and statesman who served as chief minister from 1624 until his death, widely considered the world’s first prime minister. Very rare letter signed “Il Card De Richelieu”. 1p, 8.5 x 13.5 inch, Paris, 1629 December 14. In Italian to Cardinal Posman whom he congratulates on his appointment. Left margin slightly uneven, minor stains, writing dark and bold.
Price: $ 4,850 / € 3.730
Speer, Albert (1905-1981)
Four pages autograph letter signed
German architect who was, for most of World War II., Minister of Armaments and War Production for Nazi Germany. Autograph letter signed “Albert”. 4pp. (bifolium), 6.0 x 8.25 inch, Heidelberg, 1976 February 24. On his personal Albert Speer stationery, addressed to “Dear Ed”. A personal note addressing several topics, including his own notoriety. In part: "…The second thing with (historian) John Toland is bothering… me seriously. Until now in public opinion I was an exception. This Toland gives some bad lights on me… Because he knows me, had a long talk with me once. So, if he really would be an historian, he would air my opinion on the facts, as I see them. But I don't want to approach him. Now it is too late for that. Perhaps you can convince him?..." Shows folds, with staple holes at the top left margin, else very good. Note: We reject Nazism in any form! Nevertheless we offer autographs of this kind, because it is an important part of the history of the 20th Century. To the extent applicable to those affected by German law, particularly § 86a StGB, historical and military items from or relating to the period and personalities of the German Third Reich are offered for only purposes of education and research regarding historical events and military history. Clients who purchase such items agree that they will not use them for propaganda or other purposes that would be punishable under § 86a StGB.
Price: $ 550 / € 425
Speer, Albert (1905-1981)
Typed letter signed “no photographs of Eva Braun”
German architect who was, for most of World War II., Minister of Armaments and War Production for Nazi Germany. Typed letter signed “Albert Speer”. 1p., 8.25 x 10.75 inch, Heidelberg, 1972 June 24. On his “Albert Speer dipl. ing.” stationery, addressed to Charles Smith in Columbus, Ohio. Signed in blue ink, light airmail paper. In German, in full: “Dear Mr. Smith, leider habe ich keine Fotografien von Eva Braun zur Verfügung; ich kenne auch keine ausser denen, die in dem Buch von Gun über Eva Braun abgebildet sind. Kennen Sie dieses Buch bereits? Es wird Sie sicher interessieren.“ Translated: “Dear Mr. Smith, unfortunately I have no photographs of Eva Braun available; I do not know anyone except those depicted in Gun's book about Eva Braun. Do you already know this book? It will certainly interest you.” Original mailing envelope included. Mailing folds, handling wear, top and bottom slightly trimmed, else good condition. Note: We reject Nazism in any form! Nevertheless we offer autographs of this kind, because it is an important part of the history of the 20th Century. To the extent applicable to those affected by German law, particularly § 86a StGB, historical and military items from or relating to the period and personalities of the German Third Reich are offered for only purposes of education and research regarding historical events and military history. Clients who purchase such items agree that they will not use them for propaganda or other purposes that would be punishable under § 86a StGB.
Price: $ 550 / € 425
Stresemann, Gustav (1878-1929)
Rare autographed letter signed
German politician and statesman who served as Chancellor in 1923 and Foreign Minister 1923–1929, during the Weimar Republic. He was co-laureate of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1926. Autographed letter signed “Dr. Stresemann“. 1p., 5.5 x 8.5 inch. Berlin 1908, December 2. To Josef Adolf Bondy, editor of “Neue Revue” regarding a manuscript. In German: “Beifolgend sende ich Ihnen das Manuscript meines Vortrages über Industrie und Reichsfinanzreform, bitte jedoch mir vor Veröffentlichung (un)bedingt einen Correkturabzug zuzusenden (nach Berlin N.W. Reichstag)“. Mailing fold, slightly discolored, punch holes, else good condition.
Price: $ 845 / € 650