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Clemens, Samuel L. “Mark Twain” (1835-1910)

Card signed and matted with photograph

He is better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), the latter often called "the Great American Novel." Signed card “Mark Twain”. 3.5 x 2.0 inch, n.p., n.d., signed in pencil by Twain. Handsomely matted in gray with a photograph of Twain to an overall of 7.75 x 11.75 inch. Both items removable affixed with photo corners. Card is toned, else fine.

 

Price: $ 595 / € 460

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Napoleon I. (1769-1821)

Letter signed regarding the situation in Berlin

Napoléon Bonaparte was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution and its associated wars. Letter signed “Napol”. 1p., 7.5 x 9.25 inch, W(V)arsovie (Warsaw), 1807 January 2. In French to war minister General Clarke regarding the situation in Berlin. Mailing folds, else fine condition. General Henri Jacques Guillaume Clarke (1765-1818) - a politician and Marshal of France.

      

Price: $ 2,470 / € 1.900

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Humboldt, Alexander von (1769-1859)

Handwritten envelope signed and matted

German (Prussian) geographer, naturalist and explorer. His quantitative work on botanical geography laid the foundation for the field of biogeography. Handwritten envelope signed “A v Humboldt”. 5.0 x 3.5 inch (visible), n.p., n.d. Addressed in Humboldt’s hand to „Ihre Excellenz der Frau Ministerin Baronin von Bülow / Tegel“. Signed on the left by Humboldt and handsomely matted in gray with a photograph of Humboldt to an overall of 7.75 x 11.75 inch. Fine display piece.

 

Price: $ 810 / € 625

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Eiffel, Gustave (1832-1923)

Telegram signed (Year the Eiffel Tower was finished)

 A French civil engineer and architect. He is best known for the world-famous Eiffel Tower, built for the 1889 Universal Exposition in Paris, France. Telegram signed “G. Eiffel”. 1p. (recto and verso), 4.25 x 4.75 inch (visible). 1889 February 21. Telegram written by a secretary and signed by G. Eiffel. Addressed to Monsieur Broadly at the Hotel Bristol in Paris. In French, in full: “Je vous attendrai demain matin, Vendredi, a dix heures chez moi, rue de Prony 60”. Translated: “I'll be waiting for you tomorrow morning, Friday, at ten o'clock at home, rue de Prony 60”. Handsomely matted in gray with a photograph of the Eiffel Tower and Gustave Eiffel to an overall of 11.75 x 7.75 inch. Both items removable affixed with photo corners. Telegram with handling wear, left edge tape repaired, else good condition. Rare, because this telegram dates to the year the Eiffel Tower was finished. Beautiful display piece.

Price: $ 1,225 / € 940

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Guillotin, Joseph-Ignace (1738-1814)

Rare signed document by the namesake of the French execution devices

A French physician who proposed on 10 October 1789 the use of a device to carry out death penalties in France, as a less painful method of execution. Document signed “Guillotin”, 2pp, 7.25 x 12.0 inch, 1791 January 16. Document as President of the Health Committee of the National Assembly, requiring a return of information on medical personnel and facilities for the Department of the Rhone and Loire. In French, printed with a holograph postscript. Stains to lower third and associated wear to edges. This document was signed a little over a year after Guillotin had first suggested in the Assembly the use of the machine that came to bear his name, in October 1789, and a little over a year before the first such execution was carried out, in April 1792. As is well known, Guillotin himself opposed capital punishment and was greatly distressed that his name should become synonymous with a form of execution, the present document being more typical of the work for which he would have preferred to have been remembered. Guillotin had been appointed head of a special Health Committee within the National Assembly comprising thirty-four members, including seventeen physicians, in 1790. His committee proposed a nationwide public health organisation of arrondissement health councils, or boards of health, invested with their own power of policing medicine, pharmacy and public health, as well as proposing the establishment of a medical civil service; among the duties of these boards of health would be the prevention and control of epidemics, research into hygienic conditions, the preparation of medical topographies, care for the poor, maternal and child protection, mass inoculation campaigns and the gathering of statistics. Excellent and rare autograph.

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Kennedy, John F. (1917-1963)

Six original press photos

35. President of the United States. Six original black and white glossy press photos. 8.0 x 10.0 inch and one 7.0 x 10.0 inch. Unsigned! Photos taken between 1959-1963. Notes, stamps on verso, handling wear, else good condition.

 

 

 

Price: $ 150 / € 120

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Kneipp, Sebastian (1821-1897)

Verse signed

Bavarian priest and one of the forefathers of the naturopathic medicine movement. Verse signed “S. Kneipp”. 1p., 4.5 x 2.75 inch (visible), n.p., n.d. In Kneipp’s hand: "Der Geist Gottes schwebt / ober dem Gewasser.“ Handsomely matted in gray with a photograph of Kneipp to an overall of 7.75 x 11.75 inch. Both items removable affixed with photo corners. Mint condition.

 

 

Price: $ 975 / € 750

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Kneipp, Sebastian (1821-1897)

One of a kind autograph document (recipe) matted

Bavarian priest and one of the forefathers of the naturopathic medicine movement. Recipe unsigned, 2pp., recto and verso, 3.0 x 4.0 inch, 1890 September 23, written in pencil. Recipe with a prescription of water applications. In Kneipp’s hand: "Schenkels Rüken / 3 Tage / Oder Halbbad / 2 Tage / Knie Blitz / 2 Tage" sowie von "Tägl. 2 mal 3 Löfflvoll / Wermuth". Handsomely matted in gray with a photograph of Kneipp to an overall of 7.75 x 11.75 inch. Both items removable affixed with photo corners. Handling wear, else good condition. One of a kind Kneipp autograph.

 

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Valentin, Karl (1882-1948)

Dust jacket signed

Bavarian comedian, cabaret performer, clown, author and film producer. Valentin starred in many silent films in the 1920s, and was sometimes called the "Charlie Chaplin of Germany". Signed and dated front page of a dust jacket “Karl Valentin 12.4.43”. 1 page, 4.5 x 7.5 inch, no place. As usually signed in pencil. Dust jacket from the book “Valentiniaden – Ein buntes Durcheinander von Karl Valentin”, Hugendubel 1943. Slightly discolored, corner wear and two minor tape repaired tears, else good condition. Rare!

 

Price: $ 570 / € 440

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Braun, Wernher von (1912-1977)

Signature matted with photograph

German, later American, aerospace engineer, and space architect. He was the leading figure in the development of rocket technology in Germany and the father of rocket technology and space science in the United States. Signed and inscribed piece of cardboard “To Billy L. Knight with warmest personal regards – Wernher von Braun”. 6.25 x 2.5 (visible), n.p., n.d. Excellent signed in dark ink by Braun. Handsomely matted in gray with a photograph of Braun to an overall of 7.75 x 11.75 inch. Both items removable affixed with photo corners. Fine condition.

 

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Bismarck, Otto von (1815-1898)

Autograph letter signed re: trip with King Frederick William IV.

Influential German statesman known as the “Iron Chancellor”, who served as the first Chancellor of the German Empire from 1871–1890. Autograph letter signed “vBismarck”. 1p. (double-page), Frankfurt a.M., 1853 March 19. As a Prussian ambassador to the Federal Parliament to a prince for a meeting with Ministerialrat Bertram. In German, in full: „… Zu meinem großen Leidwesen kann ich den Herrn Ministerialrat Bertram morgen hier nicht erwarten, indem ich den Befehl erhalten habe mich bei Anwesenheit Sr. Majestät des Königs (Friedrich Wilhelm IV.) in Cassel einzufinden, und mich Allerhöchst demselben auf der weiten Reise anzuschließen. Meiner Vermuthung nach werde ich am nächsten Sonntag wieder hier sein; da ich es aber nicht mit Gewißheit voraussagen kann, so werde ich nicht verfehlen Ew Durchlaucht meine Rückkehr noch besonders anzuzeigen, u. mich alsdann sehr freuen mit Herrn Bertram verabredeter Maßen in Verbindung zu treten …". Translated in parts: „... having been ordered to appear in Cassel in the presence of His Majesty the King (Frederick William IV.) and to join him at the long trip. My guess is I'll be back next Sunday …I am very happy to get in touch with Mr. Bertram as agreed ...". Mailing fold in the middle expertly repaired on the back, minor stains, writing dark and unaffected.

Price: $ 1,590 / € 1.225

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Blücher, Gebhard Leberecht von (1742-1819)

Letter signed

Fürst von Wahlstatt, Prussian Generalfeldmarschall (field marshal) who most notably led his army against Napoleon I. at the Battle of the Nations at Leipzig in 1813 and the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, in alliance with the Duke of Wellington. Letter signed “Blücher”. 1p., 8.0 x 4.5 inch (visible). Treptow, 1808 August 2. To Colonel von Bardeleben. Sending an estate statement of the 1754 deceased Colonel Christoph Ludwig von Bardeleben. Enclosed the first and the last sheet of this list with seals and signatures of the widow and General Nikolaus Andreas v. Katzler. Handsomely matted in gray with a photograph of Blücher to an overall of 9.5 x 12.0 inch. Both items removable affixed with photo corners. Some stains, else good condition.

Price: $ 940 / € 725

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Kennedy, John F. (1917-1963)

Scarce typed letter signed AS PRESIDENT

35. President of the United States. Typed letter signed “John Kennedy”. 1p., 6.75 x 9.0 inch, THE WHITE HOUSE Washington letterhead, 1961 March 20. Signed by JFK in black ink. Letter to Mr. Douglass Parkhirst. In full: “It is a great pleasure for me to add my personal best wishes and congratulations to the many others you will receive on your 13th anniversary. The “Bedside Network” of the Veterans Hospital Radio and Television Guild provides wonderful encouragement and therapy to thousands of veterans in 110 VA medical facilities. Your members are to be congratulated for their generous donation of time and talent. May you continue your warmly human volunteer work in VA hospitals across the country for many more years to come.” Mailing fold, slightly discolored from prior framing, small expertly repaired tear at the top. Comes together with my book “John F. Kennedy – autograph study” - about 90 pages with hundreds of signatures (authentic, secretary, Autopen, stamps, facsimile etc.). Fine letter signed as President.

Price: $ 4,250 / € 3.270

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Hendrix, Jimi (1942-1970)

Signed album page “Love forever” matted with photograph

American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music surely one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century. Signed album page “Love forever Jimi Hendrix”. 1p., 4.5 x 3.0 inch (visible), n.p., n.d. Signed in blue ballpoint pen. Handsomely matted in gray with a photograph of Hendrix to an overall of 7.75 x 11.75 inch. Both items removable affixed with photo corners. Parts of the signature slightly scraped off, price accordingly, else fine condition.

 

Price: $ 3,835 / € 2.950

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Heisenberg, Werner (1901-1976)

Rare autograph letter signed

German theoretical physicist and one of the key pioneers of quantum mechanics. Autograph letter signed “Werner Heisenberg”. 1p., 8.25 x 11.5 inch, Göttingen, 1957 July 13. “Prof. W. Heisenberg” letterhead, written in dark blue ink. In German, in full: “Liebe Frau John! An Hess habe ich geschrieben, und wenn ich von ihm Antwort bekomme, werden Sie wieder von mir hören. Ausserdem wollte ich Ihnen schreiben, dass in meinem Institut im Herbst d.h. wohl spätestens 1. Okt., die Stelle einer Bibliothekssekretärin frei wird. Diese Stelle ist allerdings nicht sehr hoch dotiert (T.O.A. VIII, vielleicht später VII), aber für den Fall, dass Hess keine Möglichkeit hat, Sie in die Forschungsgemeinschaft aufzunehmen, wäre das jedenfalls ein erstes Unterkommen. Jedenfalls würde ich mich freuen, Ihnen helfen zu können. Mit vielen herzlichen Grüßen.“ Translated: „I have written to Hess, and if I get an answer from him, you will hear from me again. In addition, I wanted to write to you that in my institute in the autumn. probably no later than 1 Oct., the vacancy of a library writer becomes available. However, this post is not very highly paid (T.O.A. VIII, maybe later VII), but in case Hess has no way of getting you into the research community, it would be a first step. Anyway, I would be happy to help you. With many best regards." Mailing folds, else fine condition.

Price: $ 1,720 / € 1.325

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Kennedy, John F. (1917-1963)

Excellent typed letter with long handwritten postscript

35. President of the United States. Typed letter signed “John Kennedy”. 1p., 8.0 x 10.5 inch, United States Senate letterhead, 1957 March 1. Signed by JFK in black ink and he adds in his own hand: “Many many thanks to you for your thoughtfulness in writing. Good Luck!” Letter is addressed to Mr. Richard Geiger in South Bend, Indiana. JFK crossed out “Mr. Geiger” to “Richard”. The letter in full: “Many thanks for your very kind letter concerning my visit to Notre Dame last Friday. Your generous comments are deeply appreciated. I was honored in being invited to address such a fine group as yours. It was for me an extremely interesting and rewarding experience, one of the most pleasant aspects of which was the opportunity to talk with so many of the individual faculty members and students. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed it also.” The original mailing envelope (with FACSIMILE free frank signature of JFK) is included. Mailing folds, lower right corner professionally repaired on verso, else fine condition. Great letter, especially with such a fine and rare handwritten postscript. Comes together with my book “John F. Kennedy – autograph study” - about 90 pages with hundreds of signatures (authentic, secretary, Autopen, stamps, facsimile etc.).

Price: $ 2,875 / € 2.400

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Signac, Paul (1863-1935)

Fine content handwritten manuscript (five pages)

French Neo-Impressionist painter who, working with Georges Seurat, helped develop the Pointillist style. Autograph manuscript, unsigned. 5pp., Brussels, 24 February, no year. Handwritten notes made on works he had studied in two museums; first about sketches to Delacroix’s famous Louvre mural painting "Apollo slays the Python" (1850/51). In parts: "… Musée Moderne / Esquisse du plafond d’Apollon de Delacroix, dans un etat merveilleux de conservation – C’est certainement ce que j’ai vu de lui le plus coloré … la femme blonde en robe bleu vert est certainement plus frais que n’importe quel Renoir … Musee Ancien – … le bras de la femme refleté bleu sur le haut et rose sur le bas – (Delacroix parle de ce principe) – les parties refletant le ciel, sont froids, celles refletant le sol sont chauds) …" Mentioned the painters Peter Paul Rubens ("merveilleuse etude") and Henri Regnault as well as the painting "Mars et Venus" ("Mars désarmé par Vénus" von Jacques-Louis David). Minor handling wear, else fine condition.

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Napoleon I. (1769-1821)

Letter signed with excellent large signature

Napoléon Bonaparte was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution and its associated wars. Letter signed “Napol”. 1p., 7.25 x 9.0 inch, Varsovie (Warsaw), 1807 January 28. In French to war minister General Clarke. In full: “Monsieur le General Clarke, L’armée sera réunie ce 1er fevrier à Villemberg et marchera à l’ennemi. Comme un corps pourrait être coupé et jetté sur le bas de la Vistule (Weichsel) et peut être plus loin, je vous ai recommandé d’envoyer du monde à Stettin et d’avoir l’oeil sur ce qui se passera, afin de pouvoir prevenir le Marechal Mortier, le conseiller, & empêcher l’ennemi non seulement de passer l’Oder, mais le contenir et retarder sa marche, pour que le Corps qui le suivrait en queue ait le tem(p)s de l’atteindre. Je vous ai déjà mandé d’envoyer un Courrier pour faire advancer le 19e de ligne. Il y a à Berlin des fusils Saxons. Donnez le de préférence aux détachemen(t)s de mes troupes qui passent & qui ne sont pas armées; ce n’est qu’à leur défaut que vous devez leur donner des fusils prussiens, en ayant soin que ce soit des fusils de notre caliber. Dans (?) la levée des 6000 chevaux, 400 sont destinées à ma Garde. Comme elle n’m pas besoin, faites les …“. Mailing folds, else fine condition. Also included is a letter by Clarke to Marchal Adolphe Édouard Casimir Joseph Mortier, 1st Duc de Trévise (1768-1835), a French general and Marshal of France under Napoleon I. General Henri Jacques Guillaume Clarke (1765-1818) - a politician and Marshal of France.

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Khrushchev, Nikita (1894-1971)

Typed letter signed “…will help the Red Army in the final destruction of German-Fascist’s aggressors”

Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev led the Soviet Union during part of the Cold War. He served as First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1953 to 1964, and as Chairman of the Council of Ministers, or Premier, from 1958 to 1964. Khrushchev was responsible for the partial de-Stalinization of the Soviet Union, for backing the progress of the early Soviet space program, and for several relatively liberal reforms in areas of domestic policy. Typed letter signed in Russian. 1p, 7.5 x 11.5 inch, Kiev 1944 March 11. Signed in his typical green ink by Nikita Khrushchev. Addressed to the Metal Factory of Dzerginskiy – to Comrades Fomenko, Schepanskiy, Kozlov, Koodinov, Taranov. Khrushchev congratulates the workers on their "industrial victory", stating it will help "the Red Army in the final destruction of German Fascist aggressors". In full: "Congratulate collective of workers, engineers, technicians and employees of metal factory of Dzerginskiy with new industrial victory - putting into operation a second [house] furnace. CK KP/b/ U is strongly sure that collective of metalworkers of “Dzerginki” following instructions of comrade Stalin about fastest restoring black metallurgy will successfully solve further problems with restoring its factory, will provide over planned production of cast-iron, steel and will help the Red Army in the final destruction of German-Fascist’s aggressors. I wish you further success in your work. Secretary CK KP/b/U, Khrushchev, Kiev." Mailing folds, minor chipping and punch-holes to left edge, slightly trimmed. Excellent WW II. autograph with fine content.

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Adamov, Arthur (1908-1970)

Program signed

Arthur Adamov was a playwright, one of the foremost exponents of the Theatre of the Absurd. Signed and inscribed program page “Spectacle Strindberg”. Signed and inscribed “Arthur Adamov”. 1p., 5.25 x 7.0 inch, n.p., n.d. Additional signed and inscribed by “Michel Arnaud” and signed “Michel Etcheverry”. Handling wear, else fine condition.

      

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Napoleon I. (1769-1821)

Letter signed with correction in Napoleon’s own hand

Napoléon Bonaparte was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution and its associated wars. Letter signed with correction in Napoleon’s own hand “Napol”. 1p., 7.5 x 9.25 inch, Varsovie (Warsaw), 1807 January 8. In French to war minister General Clarke. In full: “Monsieur le General Clarke, les 2 bataillons du Regiment de la garde de Paris forts de 1400 hommes doivent être arrives à Magdebourg. Je pense cependant que le General Lagrange aura pu les retenir à Canel pour mettre fin aux évenemen(t)s qui ont eu lieu, ce que j’approuverais fort. toutefois mon intention est qu’ils restent à Canel (crossed out by Napoleon and written in his own hand “Magdeburg”) jusqu’à nouvel ordre, ainsi que le regiment des fusiliers de ma Garde. Ce ferait trios mille hommes que ja pourrais rejetter sur mes derrieres, si cela devenait nécessaire. Envoyez la letter cijointe au General Lagrange par un de vos aides de Camp qui en retour rapportera un rapport detaillé sur la situation du pays, susc… je prie Dieu qu’il vous ait en sa sainte garde.” Mailing folds, else fine condition. General Henri Jacques Guillaume Clarke (1765-1818) - a politician and Marshal of France.

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Puccini, Giacomo (1858-1924)

Autograph letter signed to the painter Charlotte Popert

Italian composer whose operas are among the important operas played as standards. Autograph letter signed “Giacomo Puccini”. 5.0 x 3.5 inch card, Rome (Grand-Hotel), 1908 March 31. Fine embossed eagle at the top of the card. To the painter Charlotte Popert (1848-1922), who lives in Rome and who had invited him to her studio. In Italian, in full: “Mi voglio scusare se la ristrettezza del tempo non mi permette di venire ad ammirare I suoi lavori – debbo partire domattina! Ed oggi sono occupatissimo!...”. In fine condition. A letter from the violinist Teresina Tua (1866-1956), also directed to Charlotte Popert, Rome 1913 (thanks for "la deliziosa Madonnina") is included.

Price: $ 1,260 / € 975

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Riefenstahl, Helene Bertha Amalie "Leni" (1902-2003)

Photograph signed

German film director, producer, screenwriter, editor, photographer, actress and dancer. Signed postcard photograph “Leni Riefenstahl”. 4.25 x 6.25 inch, n.p., n.d. signed in black felt tip pen, fine condition.

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Paderewski, Ignacy Jan (1860-1941)

Rare fine content autograph letter signed “Life is not happy”

Polish pianist and composer, politician and spokesman for Polish independence. Autograph letter signed “I. J. Paderewski”. 5.0 x 7.75 inch. Paris, (18)88, February 27. To “Ma reine!” in French. He first apologizes for the small orthographic error, which he corrects, could not come in the morning, doubts whether he would be able to see her again in the morning. "This is sad - but life is not happy and the first concert in Paris demands a lot of work (‘beaucoup de soins’)". He sends the four tickets he could exchange, the best seats, (‘pour que veut, sur tous les points, critique le pauvre artiste’). Mailing folds, else fine condition.

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Meyerbeer, Giacomo (1791-1864)

Autograph letter signed

German opera composer who has been described as perhaps the most successful stage composer of the nineteenth century. Autograph letter signed “Meyerbeer”. 1p. (bifolium), 5.25 x 8.5 inch, n.p., n.d. (Lundi = monday). Addressed on recto in Meyerbeer’s hand to the Politician and playwright Charles Guillaume Étienne (1777-1845) - member Académie francaise. In French, Meyerbeer writes that he will accept Étienne’s invitation for the coming Friday morning. Discolored, handling wear, else good condition.

 

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Catherine II., The Great (1729-1796)

Rare document signed

Yekaterina Alexeevna or Catherine II., also known as Catherine the Great, was the most renowned and the longest-ruling female leader of Russia, reigning from 9 July 1762 until her death in 1796 at the age of 67. Her reign was called Russia's golden age. Fine and rare ornate Document Signed on vellum, in Cyrillic, signed “Ekaterina”. One page, 17.0 x 13.5 inch, St. Petersburg, 1786. Catherine signs a renewal of an appointment for Lieutenant General Otto von Derfelden from the year 1784. Slightly discolored, stained, some heavy folds and wrinkles consistent with vellum documents, else good condition with the typical large signature of Catherine II.

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Tito, Josip (1892-1980)

Signed photograph

Longtime leader of Yugoslavia from 1945 until his death in 1980. Crystal-clear matte-finish 6.75 x 9.25 inch photo of Tito in a suit and tie. Boldly signed in fountain pen and dated 8.VI -1964 in his hand. Minor horizontal crease in the middle of the photo, slightly discolored at the bottom, mounting residue on verso, else good condition.

 

 

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Buck, Pearl S. (1892-1973)

Signature mounted with photograph

Pearl Sydenstricker Buck was an American writer and novelist. In 1938 she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature "for her rich and truly epic descriptions of peasant life in China and for her biographical masterpieces”. Signature “with greetings and good wishes, Pearl S. Buck”. Card, 4.25 x 5.75 inch, n.p., n.d., written and signed in dark blue ink. Newspaper photograph mounted. “B” slightly blurred, else fine condition.

 

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Benedict XVI., Pope (1927)

Rare signed photograph as Pope Emeritus

Born Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger. Pope of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City from 2005 to 2013. Signed photograph “+Joseph Card. Ratzinger”. 4.75 x 4.0 inch, n.p., n.d. Photograph shows the Pope Emeritus at the thanksgiving service on the occasion of the Golden Priest Jubilee in the Munich Liebfrauendom 2015. Repro-photograph slightly blurred, signature excellent. Rare signed photograph as Pope Emeritus.

 

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Benedict XVI., Pope (1927)

Signed photograph

Born Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger. Pope of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City from 2005 to 2013. Signed photograph “+Joseph Card. Ratzinger”. 6.25 x 4.75 inch, n.p., n.d. Signed on verso. Repro-photograph, first part of the signature slightly blurred, else good condition.

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Saint-Saëns, Camille (1835-1921)

Autograph letter signed re: his opera Henry VIII.

French composer, organist, conductor and pianist of the Romantic era. His best-known works include the opera Samson and Delilah (1877) and The Carnival of the Animals (1886). Fine autograph letter signed “C. Saint-Saens”. 3pp., (bifolium), 5.0 x 6.5 inch, Cannes, 1901 December 13, in French to a lady. Starts with condolences and ends with the words that he will not forget all that he owes to his incomparable creation of Hanry VIII. Mailing folds, handling wear, else good condition. Henry VIII. is an opera in four acts by Saint-Saëns with its first performance on 5 March 1883 at the Académie Nationale de Musique.

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Arafat, Yasser (1929-2004)

Signed photograph

Palestinian leader, received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994, together with Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres, for the negotiations at Oslo. Signed glossy black and white photograph “Y. Arafat 16.2.81”. 5.0 x 7.0 inch, n.p. Fine photograph of Arafat holding a pen in his hand. Minor surface bends, mounted on thin same size cardboard, else good condition.

 

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Blomberg, Werner von (1878-1946)

Typed letter signed

German Generalfeldmarschall, Minister of War, and Commander-in-Chief of the German Armed Forces until January 1938. Typed letter signed “vBlomberg”. 8.25 x 11.75 inch, Berlin, 1936 May 14. On “Der Reichskriegsminister” stationery. Appointment for Alois Hartmann as “Oberintendanturrat” im “Reichskriegsministerium”. Near mint 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.

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Hitler, Adolf (1889-1945)

Fine document signed (co-signed by Werner v. Blomberg)

Austrian-born German politician who was the leader of the Nazi Party (German: Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei - NSDAP). He was chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer (leader) of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. Partly Printed Document Signed “Adolf Hitler”. 1p., 8.5 x 12.5 inch. Berlin, 1934 December 22. Countersigned by Field Marshal Werner von Blomberg (1878-1946), Nazi Minister of War and commander-in-chief of the armed forces, 1935-1938. In German. Hitler, acting “in the name of the Reich”, appoints Alois Hartmann to be a senior civil servant. Document bears a large blind-embossed Nazi eagle seal. Hitler and von Blomberg have signed with bold fountain pen. The document is in fine condition. 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.

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Robespierre, Maximilien de (1758-1794)

Rare document signed (Top of the Reign of Terror)

French lawyer and politician, as well as one of the best known and most influential figures associated with the French Revolution and the Reign of Terror. Document signed “Robespierre”. 3pp. (two adjoining sheets), allegorical vignette at the top, 8.25 x 12.5 inch, Paris 13. Floréal an 2 (1794 May 2). In French: “Extrait des Registres du Comité de Salut Public de la Convention Nationale”. Decree on the organization of the national military music school “Ecole Nationalle des trompettes”. Signed at the conclusion by five important members of the Revolutionary government: Maximilien Robespierre, Lazare Carnot (1753-1823), Bertrand Barere (1755-1841), Georges Couthon (1755-1794) and Jean-Marie Collot d'Herbois. Minor holes on the left edge, corner wear, else good condition. From the top of the Reign of Terror. On July 27, Robespierre was overthrown and executed the next day. Rare - especially from this time.

Price: $ 5,850 / € 4.500

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Nehru, Jawaharlal (1889-1964)

Signed Yousuf Karsh photograph – finest exist

First Prime Minister of India and a central figure in Indian politics for much of the 20th century. Signed black and white photograph “Jawaharlal Nehru”. 9.5 x 11.5 inch (visible). Inscribed “To Dr. Heinrich von Brentano with all good wishes” and dated in Nehru’s hand “16.7.1956”. Fine blue ink, photo taken by Yousuf Karsh. Photograph housed in the original brown leather presentation folder, overall 11.25 x 13.25 inch. Folder with handling wear, photograph with a small stain on the lower right margin. The first signed Nehru photograph which I have sold in the original presentation folder and surely the finest you can hope to find. Heinrich von Brentano (1904-1964) was a German politician of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU). He served as Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs from 1955 to 1961.

Price: $ 1,590 / € 1.225

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Ceaușescu, Nicolae (1918-1989)

Signed photograph

Romanian Communist politician. Signed glossy black and white photograph “N. Ceausescu”. 5.5 x 8.5 inch, n.p., n.d. (1981). Accompanied by the transmittal letter from the Director of Ceausescu’s office, dated April 2, 1981. Fine condition.

Price: $ 440 / € 340

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Castro, Fidel (1926-2016)

Rare document signed co-signed by President Dorticós

Cuban communist revolutionary and politician who was Prime Minister of Cuba from 1959 to 1976 and President from 1976 to 2008. Document signed “Fidel Castro” as Prime Minister and “Osvaldo Dorticós” as President. 1p., 8.5 x 11.0 inch, Havana, Cuba 1960 December 31. In Spanish. Decree No. 2910. Also signed by the Minister of Communication. Impressed with official seals of office over Castro and  Dorticós signatures. Slightly discolored, closed punch holes left margin, else good condition with excellent signatures. On January 1, 1959, Cuban President Fulgencio Batista fled the country, and Fidel Castro, who had led a guerrilla struggle against the former leader, took over as Premier. He would hold this title he until 1976, when he became President of the Council of State and the Council of Ministers. Although Castro's Marxist-Leninist principles and alignment with the former Soviet Union isolated Cuba in the Western Hemisphere and antagonized the United States, his regime has outlasted its former Soviet patron. Castro is now by far the longest-ruling statesman in the Americas. Osvaldo Dorticòs Torrado (1907-1989) served as President of Cuba from 1959 to 1976. Dorticós, a Castro loyalist who has been variously described as a colorless figurehead, and as a competent administrator with pragmatic tendencies, made headlines in a UN speech during the Cuban missile crisis with the (false) claim that Cuba possessed nuclear weapons. When this decree was signed, Castro was moving toward open identification with communism and alignment with the Soviet Union, while the US would soon break diplomatic relations, impose economic sanctions and initiate a clandestine effort to secure Castro's overthrow.

Price: $ 1,005 / € 775

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Frederick III. (1831-1888)

Exceedingly rare autograph letter signed as King and Emperor (99 days)

Frederick III. was German Emperor and King of Prussia for 99 days in 1888, the Year of the Three Emperors. Friedrich Wilhelm Nikolaus Karl, known informally as Fritz, was the only son of Emperor William I. and was raised in his family's tradition of military service. Although celebrated as a young man for his leadership and successes during the Second Schleswig, Austro-Prussian and Franco-Prussian wars. Rare autograph letter signed as King and Emperor. 1p. (double-page), 5.5 x 8.5 inch, blind embossed coat of arms at the top, written in pencil, n.p., 1888 April 18. According to a former owner to Count von Seckendorff about the delivery of coins for the royal collection. In German, in full: “Ich würde mich freuen die beiliegenden Münzen für die Sammlung angenommen zu sehen sobald Dr. Friedländer sich über dieselben geäußert hat.“ Fine condition. A rare autograph letter signed, dated during his short reign. After 27 years as Crown Prince, Frederick III. became Emperor, but suffering from cancer of the larynx he died aged 56 after reigning for only three months.

Price: $ 1,625 / € 1.250

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Hepburn, Audrey (1929-1993)

Signed program “Love in the afternoon”

British actress and humanitarian. Recognised as a film and fashion icon and one of the greatest female screen legends in the history of American cinema. Signed program “Audrey Hepburn”. 4pp., 7.25 x 10.5 inch, n.p., n.d. “Illustrierte Film-Bühne Nr. 3952”, black and white. Program for „Ariane - Liebe am Nachmittag“ (Love in the afternoon) with Audrey Hepburn, Gary Cooper, Maurice Chevalier. A 1957 American romantic comedy film produced and directed by Billy Wilder. Punch holes, horizontal and vertical fold, small tape repaired tear at the bottom, handling wear, else good condition.

Price: $ 715 / € 550

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Elizabeth II., Queen (1926)

Excellent large document signed

Queen of the United Kingdom since 1952. Document signed “Elizabeth R”. 16.25 x 13.0 inch, Court of Saint James’s, 1956 March 1. Warrant approving the appointment of “Monsieur Othon Goetz to be Consul at Nairobi, for the Colony and Protectorade of Kenya, the Protectorate of Uganda and the Seychelles Islands”. Countersigned by Selwyn Lloyd (1904-1978) as Foreign Secretary. Mailing folds, minor handling wear, else good condition.

Price: $ 1,235 / € 950

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Fegelein, Otto Hermann (1906-1945)

Uncommon signed photograph

High-ranking commander in the Waffen-SS of Nazi Germany. He was a member of Adolf Hitler's entourage and brother-in-law to Eva Braun. Signed photograph “Hermann Fegelein”. 4.75 x 3.5 inch, n.p., n.d., signed in dark ink. Fine condition. Together with a card signed by Johannes Göhler (1918-2003) “Hans Göhler SS-Obersturmführer”. 4.25 x 2.0 inch, n.p., n.d., signed in dark ink and in 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: $ 715 / € 550

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Jahn, Friedrich Ludwig (1778-1852)

„Der Turnvater“ - humorous autograph letter signed

German gymnastics educator and nationalist. His admirers know him as “Turnvater” Jahn, roughly meaning "father of gymnastics" Jahn. Autograph letter signed “F.L. Jahn”. 1p. (double-page), 6.0 x 8.25 inch, (Freyburg a.U.), 1843 November 15. To Alumnus Sprengel zu Pforta. In German, in full: “Diese Zeilen sollen nur als Wegweiser für Herrn Höfer gelten, der zwar Pforta, doch nicht den Eingang und noch weniger den Zugang zu finden weiß. Und so lege ich die Wünschelrüthchen in die Hand eines jüngeren Freundes, mit der Hoffnung: es möge grünen und Frucht bringen.“ First page slightly trimmed, some minor stains, writing dark and fine. A year earlier, King Frederick William IV. of Prussia had officially cancelled the “gymnastics-ban”.

Price: $ 985 / € 760

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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

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Hugo, Victor (1802-1885)

Autographed letter signed re: donation to the poor

French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement. He is considered one of the greatest and best-known French writers. Outside France, his best-known works are the novels Les Misérables, 1862 and Notre-Dame de Paris, 1831 (known in English as The Hunchback of Notre-Dame). Autographed letter signed “Victor Hugo”. 1p., 5.25 x 8.25 inch, Paris, 1879 January 8. To Monsieur le Maire (according to an old attribution Simon Gaffré, major of Vincennes) regarding a donation to the poor. In French, in full: "Mes amies veulent bien me permettre de leur envoyer ma carte de visite sous la forme d’un peu d’argent que je donne aux pauvres. Soyez donc assez bon pour distribuer aux pauvres de Notre arrondissement le cinq cents francs que voice…”. Mailing folds, else fine condition.

Price: $ 1,430 / € 1.150

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Frick, Wilhelm (1877-1946)

Signed H. Hoffmann photograph

Prominent German politician of the NSDAP, who served as Reich Minister of the Interior in the Hitler Cabinet from 1933 to 1943. After World War II. he was tried and convicted of war crimes at the Nuremberg Trials and executed by hanging. Signed photograph “Frick”. 3.5 x 5.5 inch, n.p., n.d., signed in dark ink. Photo by Photo Hoffmann, Munich. Slightly discolored, handling wear, 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: $ 990 / € 775

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Einstein, Albert (1879-1955)

Typed letter signed re: information about Sigmund Freud’s son

A German-born theoretical physicist. He developed the general theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. Best known for his mass-energy equivalence formula E = mc2 - "the world's most famous equation”. Received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics. Fine association typed letter signed “A. Einstein”. 1p., 8.5 x 11.0 inch, 1948 June 16. On his blind embossed Albert Einstein, Mercer Street, stationery. Addressed to psychoanalyst Theodore Reik in New York, a student of Freud, who had sent him his new book. Einstein asked for information about Sigmund Freud's son Oliver, who had emigrated to the United States in 1944. In German, in full: "Ich danke Ihnen herzlich für die Zusendung Ihres Buches ‘Listening with the Third Ear’, auf dessen Lektüre ich mich sehr freue. Ich möchte bei dieser Gelegenheit mir erlauben, Sie um eine vertrauliche Information zu ersuchen. Eine Dame in Philadelphia hat an mich geschrieben wegen eines Sohnes von Sigmund Freud, Oliver Freud, der Physiker und gegenwärtig in Philadelphia bei einer Industriefirma angestellt ist. Es wäre sehr lieb von Ihnen, mir Ihre Meinung über seinen Character und seine Fähigkeiten mitzuteilen, damit ich sehe, ob ich berechtigt bin, ihn als Lehrer an ein College zu empfehlen. Wie alt ist er ungefähr?” Sigmund Freud's sons received all the first names of famous men. Oliver (1891-1969) was named after Oliver Cromwell. Mailing folds, minor handling wear, else fine condition.

Price: $ 8,600 / € 6.625

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Röntgen, Wilhelm Conrad (1845-1923)

Autograph letter signed

German mechanical engineer and physicist, who, on 8 November 1895, produced and detected electromagnetic radiation in a wavelength range known as X-rays or Röntgen rays, an achievement that earned him the first Nobel Prize in Physics in 1901. Autograph letter signed “W.C. Röntgen”. 1p., 5.0 x 6.5 inch, lettercard, Weilheim, 1921 May 27. Addressed on verso by Röntgen to Dr. Stenzl from the company Boehringer (Ingelheim), who had asked for a reference for a new scientist. In German, in full: "Auf Ihre leider in Vergessenheit gerathene Anfrage vom 18.II. gestatte ich mir zu erwidern, dass eine Besprechung mit meinem Assistenten ergeben hat, dass ein Stud. Rud. Schuegraf seiner Zeit das Praktikum für Anfänger in meinem Institut besucht hat. Eine etwas mehr selbstständige Arbeit hat derselbe nach meiner Erinnerung nicht angefangen." Mailing fold, else fine condition.

Price: $ 2,535 / € 1.950

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Kneipp, Sebastian (1821-1897)

Excellent signed cabinet photograph

Bavarian priest and one of the forefathers of the naturopathic medicine movement. Signed cabinet photograph “S. Kneipp”. 4.25 x 6.5 inch, gold border, n.p., 1891. Signed and dated in dark black ink. Photo taken by Julius Grimm, Offenburg i.B., company information printed on verso. Near mint condition and surely one of the finest Kneipp photographs you can hope to find.

 

 

Price: $ 1,190 / € 925

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Schliemann, Heinrich (1822-1890)

Autograph letter signed

German businessman and a pioneer of field archaeology. He was an advocate of the historical reality of places mentioned in the works of Homer. Schliemann was an archaeological excavator of Hissarlik, now presumed to be the site of Troy. Autograph letter signed “H. Schliemann”. 1p., 4.5 x 5.0 inch, Carlsbad, 1881 August 17. In German, in full: “Geehrter Herr, Ich haben Ihnen leider nichts anderes zu senden als die Einlage. Hochachtungsvoll“. Translated: “Dear Sir, Unfortunately, I have nothing to send you except the enclosure. Sincerely”. Mailing fold, probably slightly trimmed, writing dark and unaffected.

Price: $ 1,270 / € 980

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Grimm, Wilhelm (1786-1859)

Beautiful and rare autograph note signed by Wilhelm of the Brothers Grimm

German author and anthropologist, and the younger brother of Jacob Grimm, of the library duo the Brothers Grimm. Autograph note signed “Wilhelm Grimm”. 1p., 9.25 x 7.25 inch, Berlin 1841 August 16. A fine note in Wilhelm’s hand, in German, in full: “Mögen wir lange als Freunde und gute Nachbarn zusammen leben, und uns freuen wenn wir von dem Balcon herab unsere Kinder unter den Bäumen lustig herumspringen sehen“. Translated: „May we live together for a long time as friends and good neighbors, and be happy when we see from the balcony our children jumping around the trees.” Slightly discolored, else fine condition. Rare!

Price: $ 3,055 / € 2.350

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Rommel, Erwin (1891-1944)

Document signed “award-list” for the Iron Cross  2nd class 1942

German field marshal who earned the sobriquet “The Desert Fox” for his tactical genius as Commander. In 1944 he was implicated in a plot to assassinate Hitler; given the choice of suicide or a trial, he ended his own life with poison. Document signed “Rommel”. 2pp., 8.5 x 10.5 inch, Africa, 1942 January 30. in German. The typed document is a Verleihungsliste (award-list) for the Iron Cross 2nd Class and lists thirty nine officers along with other brief details of their dates of birth and ranks etc. Signed in pencil by Rommel at the base in his capacity as Generaloberst and Oberbefehlshaber of the Panzer Army. Two file holes to the edge, repaired and two very small pinholes, none affecting the text or signature, else fine 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.

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Edward VIII. (1894-1972) & Simpson, Wallis (1896-1986)

Scarce card signed by both…

Edward VIII. - King of Great Britain and Ireland, reigned from January to December 1936. Wallis Simpson - an American socialite. Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor, formerly King Edward VIII., abdicated his throne to marry Wallis Simpson. Card signed by both “Edward Duke of Windsor” and “Wallis Duchess of Windsor” in dark blue felt tip pen. 4.5 x 3.5 inch, n.p., n.d. Red embossed seal at the top. The “R” for “Rex” (King) after “Edward” is written in a different and unknown hand and with a ballpoint pen. As Duke he did not have the privilege of signing as king. Minor stains, else fine condition.

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Elizabeth II., Queen (1926)

In Person signature in a Visitors Book

Queen of the United Kingdom since 1952. Excellent signature “Elizabeth R”. 8.5 x 6.0 inch, n.p., n.d. Visitors book signed by the Queen in dark black ink. Blue hardcover, only one page of the book is signed, page three by the Queen. Mint condition.

 

Price: $ 1,025 / € 790

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Elizabeth II., Queen (1926)

Photograph signed

Queen of the United Kingdom since 1952. Photograph signed “Elizabeth R” and dated in her hand “1960”. An excellent photograph of the Queen with Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Princess Anne and baby Prince Andrew. The photograph is mounted to the original photographers mount and the queen has signed on the mount in ink. The black and white photograph is 6.75 x 9.25 inch and mounted to an overall of 8.5 x 11.5 inch. Slight marking to the lower mount, probably from previous framing, not affecting the photo or signature. Corner crease bottom right and handling wear, else good condition. Signature is guaranteed authentic and not one of the famous autopens used by the Queen. Provenance: from the collection of Cyril Dickman, the head steward at Buckingham Palace for more than 50 years.

Price: $ 1,755 / € 1.350

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Caruso, Enrico (1873-1921)

The finest signed and hand drawn caricature of himself

World renowned Italian tenor usually considered the greatest operatic tenor ever, and he was the first opera star to make best-selling recordings, beginning around 1903, which are still in print to this day. Signed ink drawing “Enrico Caruso”. 5.75 x 7.25 inch sheet from an album page, n.p., n.d. (about 1913/1914), black ink. Next to his signature Caruso added a beautiful caricature of himself. Slightly discolored, else good condition. Surely one of the finest Caruso drawings you can hope to find, especially in ink and not in the more common pencil.

Price: $ 1,195 / € 920

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Sartre, Jean-Paul (1905-1980)

Scarce signed photograph

French philosopher, playwright, novelist, political activist, biographer and literary critic. Signed and inscribed photograph “avec Valerie Mass … homage de JP Sartre”. Page from a program, 1p., 5.25 x 7.0 inch, n.p., n.d. Signed in dark black ink and in fine condition. Uncommon and scarce Sartre autograph.

 

 

Price: $ 1,365 / € 1.050

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du Barry, Marie-Jeanne (1743-1793)

Rare autographed note signed

Infamous French courtesan who was the last mistress of Louis XV. Accused of aiding emigres from the Revolution, she was imprisoned, tried, and executed by the guillotine during the Reign of Terror. Autographed note signed “La Comtesse du barry”. 1p., 6.0 x 3.75 inch. Louveciennes, 1788 November 9. Money order in French: “je prie Monsieur buffault de vouloir bien donner monsieur poivier peintre la somme de six cent livres à compte des ouvrages de peinture qu’il fait.” Acknowledged under the signature by the receiver. Minor needle holes, signs of tape residue on verso, else fine condition. Comes with a fine engraving of Madame du Barry.

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Elizabeth II., Queen (1926)

Early document signed

Queen of the United Kingdom since 1952. Document signed “Elizabeth R”. 16.0 x 13.25 inch, Court of Saint James’s, 1956 March 13. Appointment for Eric Lionel Jeffries as Second Lieutenant of the Territorial Army. Countersigned by General Sir Cameron Gordon Graham Nicholson (1898-1979) as aide-de-camp general of the Queen and with a second unknown countersignature. Folds in the middle, mounting residue on verso, signatures slightly faded but still good legible.

Price: $ 1,130 / € 870

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Elizabeth II., Queen (1926) & Philip, Prince (1921)

Christmas card signed by both (from the coronation year)

Queen of the United Kingdom since 1952. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Queen Elizabeth II. Scarce and highly sought after Christmas card signed “Elizabeth R” and dated “1953.” in her hand. Additionally signed by Prince Philip “Philip”. 8.0 x 10.0 inch (folded), n.p. (London). The card shows a picture of the queen on her coronation day together with Prince Philip and their children Prince Charles and Princess Anne. An exceptionally rare card and the most sought after of all Christmas cards as queen. Some discoloration to the left facing side and on verso. The image itself is crisp as are the signatures.

Price: $ 1,490 / € 1.140

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Piaf, Édith (1915-1963)

Souvenir signed and matted

French cabaret singer, songwriter, actress and one of France's greatest international stars. Signed souvenir “Edith Piaf”. 3.25 x 1.5 inch, n.p., n.d. Signed in dark ballpoint pen. Handsomely matted in gray with a photograph of Piaf to an overall of 7.75 x 11.75 inch. Both items removable affixed with photo corners. Fine condition.

 

 

 

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Obama, Barack (1961)

One of a kind signed Cuba Newspaper

44. President of the United States. Newspaper signed, 1p. (upper part of the first page), 10.0 x 7.25 inch. The March 21, 2016 edition of the Cuban newspaper "Trabajadores" ("Workers") reporting on Obama''s state visit to that country, the first by a U.S. president since Calvin Coolidge made the trip in 1928. Obama signs boldly in black ink over his image on the front page, adding the inscription "To Dayanna - All the best!" Fine condition. The former president added his signature to the newspaper at the Vineyard Golf Club on Martha’s Vineyard in the presence of the previous owner, an employee of that establishment. The "Dayanna" mentioned in the inscription is the daughter of the previous owner. The item is accompanied by a photo of Obama signing the newspaper on the golf course, as the previous owner looks on. Handsomely matted in gray to an overall of 13.0 x 8.5 inch, removable affixed with photo corners. Historic and one of a kind autograph and the first Obama where I can guarantee the authenticity.

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Hitler, Adolf (1889-1945)

Fine document signed (co-signed by Walther von Brauchitsch)

Austrian-born German politician who was the leader of the Nazi Party (German: Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei - NSDAP). He was chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer (leader) of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. Partly Printed Document Signed “Adolf Hitler”. 1p., 8.25 x 11.75 inch. "Fuhrer Headquarters", Berlin, 1941 October 15. Countersigned by Walther von Brauchitsch (1881-1948) - German field marshal and the Commander-in-Chief of the German Army in the early years of World War II. A promotion of Lt. Col. Treptow of the 52nd Infantry Regiment to the rank of colonel. Document bears a large blind-embossed Nazi eagle seal. Hitler and von Brauchitsch have signed with bold fountain pen. Handling wear, slightly discolored, else fine condition. 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: $ 2,750 / € 2.125

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Mandela, Nelson (1918-2013)

Signed photograph

South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropist, who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. Color glossy signed photograph “NMandela 14.3.2001”. 9.5 x 7.0 inch, n.p. A fine half-length photo of Mandela shaking hands with German Chancellor Helmut Kohl during Mandela's trip to Germany in late May 1996, signed in black ballpoint. Reverse bears official text and Federal Government copyright label. In fine condition.

Price: $ 1,460 / € 1.125

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Nixon, Richard (1913-1994)

Vintage signed photograph

37. President of the United States. Vintage signed and inscribed photograph. 8.0 x 10.0 inch, n.p., n.d. A bust shot in suit by Arnold Newman. Inscribed by Nixon “To Ludwig Raimondo with best wishes from Richard Nixon”. Handling and corner wear, mounting residue on verso, else good condition. Comes with my own COA and a JSA James Spence Letter of Authenticity.

 

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John Paul II., Pope (1920-2005)

One of a kind Y. Karsh photograph signed as Pope

Born Karol Józef Wojtyła. Pope from 1978 to 2005. He is widely known to Catholics as Saint John Paul the Great. Signed and inscribed photograph. 7.75 x 9.75 inch photo on the original 11.0 x 14.75 inch photographers mount. N.p., 1980 May 12. Signed and inscribed by the Pope on the mount below his image “Al carissimo Mons. Justo Mullor Garcia nunzia apostolico in Abidjan Joannes Paulus PP. II”. Photograph by Yousuf Karsh and printed on verso No. 7, Karsh, Ottawa. “7” filled in by hand (pencil). Photograph shows also a printed signature of Karsh below the image of the Pope. Minor foxing and minimal scratches on the photograph, else good condition. Signed photos of John Paul II. as Pope are rare and this one is surely one of the finest known to exist. Yousuf Karsh (1908-2002) was an Armenian-Canadian photographer best known for his portraits of notable individuals. He has been described as one of the greatest portrait photographers of the 20th century. Justo Mullor García (1932-2016) was a Roman Catholic archbishop. Mullor Garcia was ordained to the priesthood in 1954. From 1979 to 2000 he served as apostolic nuncio, then he served as President of the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy from 2000 to 2007.

Price: $ 3,735 / € 2.875

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