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Grieg, Edvard (1843-1907)

Autograph musical quotation signed from “Solveigs Sang”

Norwegian composer and pianist. He is widely considered one of the leading Romantic era composers, and his music is part of the standard classical repertoire worldwide. Excellent autograph musical quotation signed “Edvard Grieg”. 1p., 7.0 x 4.5 inch, London 1889. Three bars of music marked “Andante” from “Solveigs Sang” (words by Henrik Ibsen, set to music by Grieg), written in black ink on a sheet of 20, Linden Gardens, W. (London) letterhead. With the words from the song in Norwegian in Grieg’s hand: “Kanske vil der gâ bâ de Vinter og Vâr”. Translated: “Maybe they'll be both winter and spring” and dated in Grieg’s hand “London 1889”. Two small holes to left blank margin and light toning to left and lower margins, else fine condition. “Solveigs Sang” or “Solveigs Song” is part of the famous Peer Gynt Suite the music to Henrik Ibsen's 1867 play of the same name, written by Grieg in 1875. It premiered along with the play on 24 February 1876 in Christiania (now Oslo).

Price: $ 4,050 / € 3.250

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Blyton, Enid (1897-1968)

German first edition signed

English children's writer whose books have been among the world's best-sellers since the 1930s, selling more than 600 million copies. Signed book “Love from Enid Blyton”. Hardcover book “Die Farrellkinder” (Original title: House at the corner), 5.0 x 7.5 inch, n.p., n.d. German First edition, Verlag Die Boje, Stuttgart, 1954. Signed in blue ballpoint pen. Handling wear, pages slightly discolored, two numbers in felt tip pen written on the first page, else good condition. Books signed by Blyton are rather uncommon.

 

 

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Schumann, Clara (1819-1896)

Autograph note on her visiting card matted

German pianist, composer and piano teacher. Regarded as one of the most distinguished pianists of the Romantic era. Autograph note UNSIGNED. Personal visiting card printed “Frau Clara Schumann”, 3.5 x 2.25 inch, Frankf.(urt), (18)95 Jan(uary) 2. A fine thank you note in dark black ink. In German, in full: “mit Dank für freundliche Wünsche und herzlicher Erwiderung derselben“. Fine condition. Handsomely matted in gray with a photograph of Schumann to an overall of 7.75 x 11.75 inch. Both items removable affixed with photo corners.

 

 

 

Price: $ 980 / € 790

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Schumann, Clara (1819-1896)

Handwritten envelope matted with photograph

German pianist, composer and piano teacher. Regarded as one of the most distinguished pianists of the Romantic era. Handwritten envelope, 4.0 x 2.75 inch, n.p., n.d. (Frankfurt). Addressed in dark black ink in Schumann’s hand “Herrn u. Frau Georg Goltermann hier (Frankfurt) 139 Grüneburgweg“. Fine condition. Handsomely matted in gray with a photograph of Schumann to an overall of 7.75 x 11.75 inch. Both items removable affixed with photo corners.

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Mommsen, Theodor (1817-1903)

Autograph letter signed

German classical scholar, historian, jurist, journalist, politician, archaeologist and writer. Generally regarded as one of the greatest classicists of the 19th century. His work regarding Roman history is still of fundamental importance for contemporary research. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1902 for being "the greatest living master of the art of historical writing”. Autograph letter signed “Mommsen”. 1p., 3.75 x 6.0 inch. On his personal stationery. Heringsdorf, 1875 August 10. To Konrad Reichard, editor of the newspaper “Im neuen Reich”, regarding a publication in his newspaper. In German: „Die Rectorreden werden nach Berliner Usance von der Universität publicirt. Erscheint Ihnen eine Reproduction im N.R. zweckmäßig, so bin ich damit gern einverstanden …“ Mailing folds, else fine condition.

 

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Wilde, Oscar (1854-1900)

Scarce autograph note signed matted with photograph

Irish poet and playwright, best remembered for his epigrams and plays and his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray. Scarce autograph note signed “Oscar Wilde”. 1p., 4.75 x 2.0 inch, n.p., n.d. In full: "I think the paper should be a great success, Truly yours Oscar Wilde." Affixed to a slightly larger mount. Handsomely matted in gray with a photograph of Wilde to an overall of 7.75 x 11.75 inch. Both items removable affixed with photo corners. In very good to fine condition, with a small stain and four small holes, none touching the handwriting. The matting is in excellent condition.

 

 

Price: $ 3,975 / € 3.200

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Dönitz, Karl (1891-1980)

Typed reprint regarding the negotiation of a ceasefire May 1945

German admiral during the Nazi era who briefly succeeded Adolf Hitler as the German head of state in 1945. Signed reprint of an official document “Dönitz 2.3.79”. 1p., 8.25 x 11.0 inch, n.p. (Headquarter), (19)79 March 2, signed in blue ink. Previously issued by Dönitz as Führer on May 6, 1945, authorizing Generaloberst Jodl to negotiate a ceasefire with the headquarters of General Eisenhower. In German, in full: “Ich bevollmachtige Generaloberst Jodl, Chef des Wehrmachtfuhrungsstabes im Oberkommando der Wehrmacht, zum Abschluss eines Waffenstillstandsabkommens mit dem Hauptquartier des Generals Eisenhower.“ Excellent condition. A fine reprint of an important historical document.

 

Price: $ 1,810 / € 1.450

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Bush, George W. (1946)

Signed photograph with his famous quotation 9/11

43. President of the United States. Glossy signed photograph with his famous quotation “George Bush 2020”. 5.0 x 2.25 inch, n.p., n.d. (2020), signed and dated in dark black sharpie. Collector label on verso, fine condition. Purchased from a collector who received the autograph through the mail in 2020.

 

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Louise, Marie (1791-1847)

Letter signed as Empress re: letters from Napoleon I.

Austrian archduchess who reigned as Duchess of Parma from 1814 until her death. She was Napoleon's second wife and, as such, Empress of the French from 1810 to 1814. Letter signed “Marie Louise”. 1p., bifolium with golden edges, 7.25 x 9.0 inch, Paris, 1814 January 27. In French: "Mon Cousin, j'ai recu ce matin des lettres de l'Empereur. Il est arrivé en bonne santé à Chalons après dix huit heures de route. Je m'empresse de vous donner cette nouvelle qui vous fera plaisir, priant bien qu'il vous ait, mon cousin, en sa sainte et digne garde". Translated: "My Cousin, I received letters from the Emperor this morning. He arrived in Chalons in good health after eighteen hours on the road. I give you this news which will make you happy …". Slightly stained, else fine condition. Only two days later, on January 29, 1814, Napoleon defeated Prussia and Russia in the Battle of Brienne near Chalons.

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Neidhardt von Gneisenau, August (1760-1831)

Letter signed

Prussian field marshal. He was a prominent figure in the reform of the Prussian military and the War of Liberation. Letter signed, 1p., 8.25 x 9.75 inch, Berlin 1818 April 27. Addressed to Colonel v. Bosse, commander of the Garnison Bataillon Nr. 13. In German: „...Ich nehme an Ihrer wohlverdienten Beförderung besonderen Anteil, und versichere Demenselben meine (...) Hochachtung". Translated: "...take a special part in your well-deserved promotion, and I assure the same my (...) respect". Mailing folds, handling wear, else good condition.

 

 

Price: $ 780 / € 625

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Furtwängler, Wilhelm (1886-1954)

Autograph postcard signed

Highly regarded German conductor and composer. Autograph postcard signed “Wilhelm Furtwängler”. Postcard, 5.25 x 3.25 inch. Bern, 1923 April 26 (postmark). Addressed to the singer Mary Komorn-Rebhan in Vienna. Furtwängler sends holiday greetings. In German, in full: "Liebe Frau Komorn, die allerschönsten Grüße von einer Kunstreise. Immer Ihr Wilhelm Furtwängler“. The photo page shows a view of Bern. Upper right edge expertly repaired, else good condition.

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Pius IX., Pope (1792-1878)

Signature as Pope matted with 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 signature “Pius PP. IX”. Piece of paper mounted on a small card, 3.75 x 2.75 inch, signed in ink. On verso signature “Joseph Card. Prisco” (Giuseppe Antonio Ermenegildo Prisco, 1833 -1923, Italian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church, who served as Archbishop of Naples). First letter of Prisco signature missing. Matted with a fine picture of Pius IX., made of lace, 3.0 x 4.5 inch, with a PRINTED signature and date on verso. Handsomely matted in gray to an overall of 11.75 x 7.75 inch. Fine condition. Also included is a gold bordered card signed “Henry Edward Card: Manning Archbishop of Westminster Rome, Jan. 25, 1878”. Card, 4.25 x 2.25, mounting residue on verso, else good condition. Great display piece.

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Montessori, Maria (1870-1952)

Great content autograph letter signed

Italian physician and educator best known for the philosophy of education that bears her name. Autograph letter signed “Maria Montessori”. 1p., 8.5 x 10.25 inch, Groenendaal (the Netherlands), 1938 February 6, written in pencil. Concise and hopeful characteristics of her previous and still to be done work on her educational concept: In Italian: "Jo credo Nell'avvenire magnifico e triumfale di questa opera che abbiamo comminciato insieme con fede e sacrificio. Tutto cio'di'cui manotiamo verrà; tutto cio'di'cui sofframo sparsera. Questa é la lotta sublime dellïumo; la lotta que vince gli ostacoli della giustizia.” Translated: "Jo, I believe in the magnificent and triumphal future of this work which we have begun together with faith and sacrifice. All that we are left with will come; all that we suffer will scatter. This is the sublime struggle of the smoke; the struggle that wins the obstacles of justice.” Fine condition. Montessori is rare in any form and a handwritten letter with such a fine content is surely one of the best Montessori autographs ever to come to market.

Price: $ 3,560 / € 2.850

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Pius X., Pope (1834-1914)

Autograph letter signed and fabric on which the Pope died

Born Giuseppe Melchiorre Sarto served as pope from 1903 until his death in 1914. Known for his conservative, anti-modernist philosophies, he became, in 1954, the first pope to be elevated to sainthood since Pius V. in 1712. Autograph letter signed “Pius PP. X”. 1p., bifolium, 6.75 x 9.0 inch, with a wonderful Pius X. portrait watermark, Vatican, 1908 November 26. Addressed to bishop Fortunato Vinelli (1832-1910) in Chiavari. Following a probable request by the Canons of Chiavari to affix with a crown of gold the miraculous Crucifix venerated in the city, the Pope replied that no crown could replace the real crown of thorns that Jesus held. After that a couple of lines in Latin and the conclusion of the letter has the typical apostolic blessing. Also included is a fantastic relic, a piece of fabric on which the Pope died with a note regarding the authenticity. The note in Italian: “Brano del lenzuolo sul quale morì … Pio X.” and a stamp “Il Reggente la Floreria” it is signed by Pietro Costa (1855-1933). The fabric is affixed with a red wax seal on verso of the short note regarding the authenticity. On May 29, 1872, seventeen years old Pietro Costa, was admitted as a supernumerary in the Computisteria of the Apostolic Palaces. In 1901 he held the position of adjunct in the auditing office of the Palatine Company when he was appointed provisional regent of the Apostolic Floreria, becoming effective in 1903. As director of the pontifical warehouse (therefore assigned to the custody of household goods, furnishings, furniture, decorations and everything needed for papal functions), Cav. Costa took care of the delivery of several gifts made by Pius X. for the new churches that Don Guanella was building: a splendid ciborium, a gift from the city of Pisa to Leo XIII. for his jubilee, and two golden angels for the church of Vicosoprano, an altar complete with mahogany for the church of Pianello Lario, an altar in walnut for the church of S. Giuseppe al Trionfale. Also included is the original mailing envelope addressed in a different hand and with a red wax seal as well. The letter and relic is in fine condition, the envelope is stained. The relic was found in a small envelope inside the larger mailing envelope with the letter. It was probably sent to the successor of Fortunato Vinelli after the death of Pius X. as a reminder. Bishop Vinelli had already died at this point. Handwritten letters by Pius X. with such a fine content are rare, together with a relic and the statement of Pietro Costa a one of a kind item.

Price: $ 3,290 / € 2.650

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Hitchcock, Alfred (1899)

Signed self-portrait drawing

English film director and producer. He is one of the most influential and extensively studied filmmakers in the history of cinema and known as "the Master of Suspense". Fine self-portrait drawing signed “Alfred Hitchcock” and inscribed “To Heiner” in Hitchcock’s hand. 1p., 5.75 x 4.25 inch, n.p., n.d. (Sept. 72 written on verso in pencil), drawn and signed with a blue felt-tip pen. Famous drawing of Hitchcock's immediately recognizable profile. Minor handling wear, mounting residue on verso, else fine. Together with a fine photo of Hitchcock with a cigar in his mouth.

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Amin Dada, Idi (1923-2003)

Strange Document signed

Ugandan political leader and military officer who was the President of Uganda from 1971 to 1979. A murderous, oppressive President who was deposed in 1979 and lived the remainder of his years in exile. Strange document signed “IdiADada”. A plain Certificate of Performance from the Uganda Motor Club regarding the 25th UGANDA RALLY from 21st - 24th January 1979, 7.75 x 10.0 inch, Kampala, 1979, signed by Amin as Patron of the Club with a black ballpoint-pen. Handling wear, else good condition.

 

 

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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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Eiffel, Gustave (1832-1923)

Letter signed with fine handwritten addition

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. Letter signed “G. Eiffel”. 2 pages, recto and verso, 8.25 x 10.5 inch, on his personal “G. Eiffel & Cie.” stationery. With a fine handwritten addition in Eiffel’s hand and initial signed. Addressed to “Monsieur Poncin”. A fine untranslated letter in French. Handling wear, slightly discolored and a handwritten note, probably by the recipient, at the top of the first page.

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Bonaparte, Joséphine (1763-1814)

Letter signed regarding poor orphans

Joséphine de Beauharnais, first wife of Napoleon I., and thus the first Empress of the French. Letter signed “Lapagerie Buonaparte”. 1p., 6.75 x 8.75 inch, bifolium, Paris, 4 floral An 8 (April 23, 1796). The future empress, who had married Napoleon scarcely a month earlier, shows her lifetime kindness to endangered children. In French, translated: “The file of Etienne Thomas Maussion is in carton no. 125. I don’t know if it has been examined by the commission. I am taking such interest in these poor orphans because I knew their mother very well and because the justice that is due to them sincerely makes me wish that Citizen La Page employ everything in his power to speed up their case and bring it to conclusion.” With a fine 5.25 x 8.0 inch engraved portrait of Josephine - London: Henry Colburn 1845. Slightly discolored and handling wear, else fine condition.

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Kollwitz, Käthe (1867-1945)

Large card signed and hand addressed envelope

German artist, who worked with painting, printmaking (including etching, lithography and woodcuts) and sculpture. Large signed card “Käthe Kollwitz”. Card, 5.75 x 3.5 inch, Berlin, 1931 April 22 (postmark). Hand addressed by Kollwitz to “Mrs. Gilla Kurz in Österreich”. With a fine Paul von Hindenburg stamp in the upper right corner. “Prof Käthe Kollwitz Berlin 24./IV 1931” written in pencil in a different hand on envelope verso. Card slightly discolored, envelope with handling wear, else fine condition.

 

 

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Lee, Robert E. (1807-1870)

Autograph letter signed as President of Washington College

American and Confederate soldier best known as a commander of the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. Autograph letter signed “RELee”. 1p., 8.0 x 10.0 inch, single leaf of ruled paper, Lexington, Virginia 1867 May 11. Addressed to John A. Sims Esq. advising him of his sons' tuition status, discussing various disbursements on their behalf, and advising him that, though both have been suffering from chills and fever "...I presume this mountain climate will in time eradicate the disease." Accompanied by a document, in another hand, of an accounting of the expense of two boys (the sons of the recipient). Also included is a rare brochure, apparently an original enclosure, for Washington College, listing the faculty (with General Lee as President), the various classes organized by schools (Latin, Greek, Modern Languages, etc.). Usual folds, else in fine condition. Robert E. Lee had been superintendent of the United States Military Academy on the Hudson River at West Point, and in the aftermath of the Civil War, he accepted the role of college president of Washington College, which had been endowed by George Washington in 1796 with a $20,000 gift of stock. Doubtless, this last fact had bearing on his decision; his wife, Mary Custis, was a great-granddaughter of Martha Washington, and Lee himself venerated George Washington. Lee significantly improved the curriculum during his tenure (which ended with his death in 1870), adding engineering and journalism courses, a business and a law school etc. No mere figurehead, his hands-on approach is manifested in this letter to a concerned father (who was situated in Memphis, Tennessee).

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Lee, Robert E. (1807-1870)

Hand addressed envelope

American and Confederate soldier best known as a commander of the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. Fine hand addressed envelope, 5.5 x 3.25 inch, 1867 May 12 (postmark). Hand addressed by Lee to “John A. Sims Esq. Memphis Tennessee”. With a three Cents George Washington stamp. Minor handling wear, else fine condition. A fine example of Lee’s handwriting.

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Humperdinck, Engelbert (1854-1921)

Signed photograph and autograph musical quotation

German composer, best known for his opera Hansel and Gretel. Signed cabinet phograph, 6.5 x 9.0 inch, Leeds, October 1898. A charming full length photo by Carl Daiber of Boppard. On the reverse Humperdinck had written a 7-line inscription in German: “Herrn und Frau Julius Hess in dankbarer Erinnerung an die schönen Festtage in Leeds zugeneigt vom Ehepaar Engelbert und Hedwig Humperdinck“ and dated in Humperdinck’s hand „Leeds, Oktober 1898“. The he has added an excellent autograph musical quotation from his 1898 work „Moorish Rhapsody“, perhaps a piece performed at the Leeds Festival. The upper right and lower left corner missing, else fine condition.

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Humperdinck, Engelbert (1854-1921)

Autograph letter signed re: his operas “Royal Children” & “The Blue Bird”

German composer, best known for his opera Hansel and Gretel. Autograph letter signed “EHumperdinck”. 2 pages, bifolium, 5.0 x 6.75 inch, Grunewald-Berlin, 1911 January 22. A fine letter in German, translated: “Dear Conductor, I hope that the ‘Blue Bird’ score is in your hands and that it turns out that you can use it. I would be delighted if my music for the Blue Bird were to be performed at the New Theatre in New York - for the same audience which so favorably received the first performance of Königskinder (his opera that premiered at the Metropolitan Opera House the month before)… I hope that the copy of the score is free of errors. It was prepared by a very capable copyist but the deadline for mailing was too close so that I wasn’t able to check it…” Fold breaks expertly repaired, slightly discolored, else fine condition.

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Humperdinck, Engelbert (1854-1921)

Autograph postcard signed

German composer, best known for his opera Hansel and Gretel. Autograph postcard signed “EHumperdinck”. Postcard, 3.5 x 5.5 inch, Berlin, 1906 February 3. Addressed to Rich(ard) Rühle-Zechlin in Berlin. Answering his inquiry about the music to “The Merchant (of Venice)”. In German: “Auf Ihre Anfrage bez. der Musik zum ‘Kaufmann’ teile ich Ihnen mit, das dieselbe noch nicht erschienen ist, jedoch noch im Laufe des Winters von mir herausgegeben werden wird.“ Translated: „… I inform you that it has not yet appeared, but that will be published by me in the course of this winter“. Handling wear, else good condition.

 

 

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Jung, Carl Gustav (1875-1961)

Uncommon bookpage signed

Often referred to as C. G. Jung, a Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist and the founder of the analytical psychology. Jung proposed and developed the concepts of extraversion and introversion, archetypes, and the collective unconscious. Page from a book signed “Gerne in rot! Ihr Jung” (Gladly in red). 5.0 x 2.75 inch, n.p., n.d., written and signed in red crayon. Verso with pencil note about the book: „C.G. Jung - Aufsätze zur Zeitgeschichte“, 1946 Rascher & Cie., AG Zürich. Handsomely matted in gray with a photograph of Jung to an overall of 7.75 x 11.75 inch. Fine condition. From a collection of signed books that were collected by mail in the 50s - 70s. Collector probably asked Jung to sign exactly this page with a red pen. Uncommon!

 

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Truman, Harry S. (1884-1972)

Rare autograph letter signed AS PRESIDENT

33. President of the United States. Rare autograph letter signed AS PRESIDENT “Harry S Truman”. 1p., 7.0 x 9.0 inch, on blind embossed “The White House Washington” letterhead, 1948 May 13. Letter to Mrs. Lauretta Young, his secretary, White House stenographer and the wife of Truman's close friend Merl Young. In full: “Dear Lauretta:- Thanks a lot for the nice birthday present. I'm sure that those cards will bring me luck. It was thoughtful of you and Rose (Rose Conway Truman’s personal stenographer) to remember the day.” In very good condition, with scattered light toning, staining, and foxing. Accompanied by the original White House transmittal envelope, addressed in Truman’s hand. Merl Young was an official of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation (RFC) and a Missouri crony of Truman’s. Several years later in 1951, Mr. and Mrs. Young were involved in a scandal involving perjury when Mrs. Young accepted a $9,500 mink coat from an attorney representing clients seeking loans from the RFC. Mr. Young was found guilty in 1954. The sad truth is that this affair wouldn’t merit a line of print or a minute of TV reporting today except perhaps for the awful crime of wearing fur.

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May, Karl (1842-1912)

Fine postcard signed “Greetings from America”

A popular German writer, noted mainly for adventure novels set in the American Old West. Best known for the characters of Winnetou and Old Shatterhand. Postcard signed “Gruß aus Amerika! Karl May”. And additional in his hand at the top “Austria”. Postcard, 5.5 x 3.5 inch, postmarked MADISON SQ(uare), STA(tion), N.Y., Spetember 17, 1908. Addressed in Clara May’s hand at the top “Germany” and to “Herrn Adolf Veith in Baden bei Wien”. Probably Karl May crossed out the word Germany and replaces it with “Austria”. Addressed changed in a different hand. Photo of the card shows “Chinatown” - Opium Smokers, Cosmopolitan New York. Card by Raphael Tuck & Sons “OILETTE” Art publishers to their Majesties the King and Queen” and printed “For postage in the United Kingdom only”, but used by May in the United States. Handling and corner wear, else fine condition. A fine card of May’s famous trip.

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Heyse, Paul (1830-1914)

Autograph poem signed

German writer and translator. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1910. Wonderful autograph poem signed “Paul Heyse”. 1p., 5.25 x 8.25 inch, n.p., n.d. A fine poem in German, in full: “Lied. Was suchst Du Glück von Mund zu Mund, und deiner ach, ist bleich und kühl? Es treibt dich um, Dein Herz bleibt stumm, Und Lieben ist kein Kinderspiel. Die schönen Flammen sind verglüht, noch eh der Tau des Abends fiel. Die Nacht bricht ein, Du bist allein, Und Sterben ist kein Kinderspiel“. Minor handling wear, else fine condition.

 

 

 

 

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Augusta, Empress & Queen of Prussia (1811-1890)

Letter signed to Otto von Bismarck

Queen of Prussia and the first German Empress as the consort of William I. the German Emperor. Letter signed “Augusta”. 1p., bifolium, morning stationery (Emperor William I. died March 9, 1888), blind embossed seal at the top, Berlin, 1888 December 21. A fine letter written in the Year of the Three Emperors and addressed to Imperial Chancellor Otto von Bismarck (1815-1898). In German, in full: “Zur freundlichen Erinnerung an Weihnachten 1888”. Mailing fold, else fine condition. Augusta was particularly horrified at Bismarck's foreign policy and his cause in the commencement of the Austro-Prussian War.

 

 

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Zeppelin, Ferdinand Graf von (1838-1917)

Excellent signed photograph

German general and later aircraft manufacturer. He founded the Zeppelin airship company. Signed postcard photograph “Gf. Zeppelin”. Postcard, 3.5 x 5.5 inch, n.p., n.d. (postmark illegible). His facsimile signature appears below the image, and the reverse bears a German message in another hand. Probably very slightly trimmed, handling wear, else in fine condition. One of the finest signed photos I have sold in the past years.

Price: $ 1,425 / € 1.150

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Paul VI., Pope (1897-1978)

Uncommon photograph signed

Born Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Maria Montini in Italy in 1897. Paul VI. reigned as pope from 1963 until his death in 1978. Vintage glossy signed photograph “+GB Montini”. 4.0 x 5.75 inch, n.p., n.d., signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint. A fine photo of the future pope as Archbishop of Milan. Very minor mounting residue on verso, else in fine condition. Uncommon in signed photos.

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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.

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Cody, William F. “Buffalo Bill” (1846-1917)

Classic signed cabinet photograph

American scout, bison hunter and showman. A fine classic cabinet photograph signed “To Jimmie Russel from Uncle Bill Cody”. 4.25 x 6.5 inch, n.p., n.d. The cabinet card was produced by Stacy of Brooklyn, showing the legendary showman in his Wild West attire. Inscribed by Cody in black ink at the top, no backstamp. Photograph was formerly mounted and framed, therefore verso surface partially scraped off. Minor stains, corner wear, but still a classic signed Buffalo Bill photograph with uncommon signature.

Price: $ 1,875 / € 1.490

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Harrison, Caroline Scott (1832-1892)

Scarce signed Executive Mansion card

Wife of United States President Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901). Scarce signed Executive Mansion card “Caroline Scott Harrison”. Card, 4.50 x 2.75 inch, n.p., n.d. Executive Mansion, Washington in blue embossed upper right corner, signed in dark black ink. Minor handling wear, mounting residue on verso, else good condition. Keyes/ Koschal in their fine book “The History of Collecting Executive Mansion White House and The White House cards” mention that signed Executive Mansion cards of First Lady Caroline Scott Harrison can be considered quite scarce.

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Kennedy, Joseph P. (1888-1969)

Rare typed letter signed by the father of JFK

Joseph Patrick "Joe" Kennedy, Sr. was a prominent American businessman, investor, and ambassador. Irish American and the father of U.S. President John F. Kennedy. Typed letter signed “Joseph P. Kennedy”. 1p., 7.25 x 10.5 inch, on his personal “Joseph P. Kennedy” stationery, 1948 October 22. Letter to Mr. Kenneth H. Browne in Bangor. In full: “Thank you very much for your letter of the 18th. At this writing, I have no available photographs. However, as soon as I do have one, I’ll be glad to send it along to you.” Mailing folds, minor handling wear, else good condition. Letters signed by Joseph Kennedy are not common.

 

 

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McKinley, Ida (1847-1907)

Card signed by her husband US President William McKinley

Card signed “Ida S McKinley”. 4.5 x 2.0 inch, n.p., n.d. Signed in dark black ink by President William McKinley. Mounting residue on verso, else fine condition. Together with a bookpage-photo of Ida McKinley. A very rare card that was signed for the First Lady by her famous proxy - President William McKinley (1843-1901) himself. Mrs. McKinley suffered from epilepsy, was totally dependent on her husband, and therefore had little public role as First Lady. Her autograph is one of the rarest among First Ladies. In my landmark 2006 study for “The Manuscript Society”, I demonstrated that President McKinley actually signed various items, including fully handwritten letters and cards for his wife Ida, this card is one of them. A copy of my article for the Manuscript Society is included.

Price: $ 610 / € 490

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George VI., King (1895-1952)

Letter of State to President of Cuba

King of Great Britain - reigned from 1936-1952. Letter of State signed “George R. I.”, as King. 2 pages, 8.0 x 12.5 inch, signed in dark black ink, Court at Saint James's, 1937 November 12. George VI. addressed this letter to the President of Cuba Federico Laredo Bru (1875-1946) regarding Cuban Envoy Extraordinary in UK Pedro Martinez Fraga. Slightly discolored, punch holes, paper clip impression, letter is professional silked for preservation.

 

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Freud, Sigmund (1856-1939)

Fantastic content autograph letter signed

Austrian neurologist and the founder of psychoanalysis, a clinical method for treating psychopathology through dialogue between a patient and a psychoanalyst. Autograph letter signed “Freud”. 2 pages, 5.25 x 3.5 inch, recto and verso of his personal correspondence card, Vienna IX, Berggasse 19, August 11, 1930, but from his holiday at “Grundlsee” in Austria. Freud writes to “Mrs. Prof. Ehrmann in Vienna“.  In full, in German: “Geehrte Freundin Ich danke Ihnen sehr für Ihre herzlichen Worte was für Bedeutung öffentliche Anerkennungen um diese Zeit des Lebens noch haben können, werden sie selbst erraten. Ich hoffe Sie haben noch viel Freude an Tochter u(nd) Enkelkind. Ihr herzlich ergebener“. Translated: "I thank you very much for your kind and heartfelt words. You can judge for yourself the impact that public recognition still can have on our lives in this day and age. I hope you continue to have much joy and happiness with your daughter and grandchild." In fine, clean condition. A fantastically crisp letter, including a pointed observation from a man who was no stranger to the limelight.

Price: $ 5,350 / € 4.450

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Matisse, Henri (1869-1954)

Fine art content autograph letter signed

French artist, known for both his use of colour and his fluid and original draughtsmanship. Autograph letter signed in full “Henri Matisse”. 1p., 8.25 x 10.0 inch, written and signed in blue ink, Nice, 1920 November 4. Letter to Paul Colin of L'Art Libre, written from the Hotel Mediterranée. In French, in full: “Je ne puis vous répondre au sujet de votre exposition quant á mes oeuvres, veuillez vous addresser à Mme Bernheim ou Georges Bernheim, mes marchands. Quant au pastel de Redon, je ne puis vous satisfaire, car il n’est àmoi que la moitié. Or mon parent pour il est pour l’autre moitié, craintles risqué du voyage - mais, cependant desire le vendre – le pastel est visible 19 quai St. Michel, chez moi. Avec mes regrets de ne pouvoir vous satisfaire, je vous prie d’agréer, Monsieur, mes sincères salutations.” Translated: "I cannot give you any answer regarding your exhibit; as far as my works are concerned, please contact Messrs. Bernheim or Mr. Georges Bernheim, my dealers. As for the pastel by Redon, I will not be able to satisfy you because I own only half of it and my relative who owns the other half fears the risks of a trip but still wants to sell it. The pastel can be seen at 19 quai St. Michel, at my place." In very good to fine condition, with creasing, and short tears, to the edges. A fantastic letter referencing Odilon Redon, an artist whom Matisse greatly admired. He had purchased some of Redon's paintings for his father, and acknowledged the influence of Redon's pastels on his own colorful Fauvist palette.

Price: $ 2,050 / € 1.650

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Dickens, Charles (1812-1870)

Fine autograph letter signed “Order of two boxes of cigars”

English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. Autograph letter signed “Charles Dickens” in the third person. 1p., 4.5 x 7.0 inch, 1867 October 10. The Stationery printed address is "Gad's Hill Place, Higham by Rochester, Kent". Letter to “Edward Fraser Esquire, 26 Craven Street, Strands”. In full: “Mr. Charles Dickens begs Mr. Carlin to send him down at once, by railway to Higham Station, two boxes of usual cigars.” Letter is affixed to another piece of paper and then handsomely matted in gray with a photograph of Dickens to an overall of 11.75 x 7.75 inch. Both items removable affixed with photo corners. Good condition.

Price: $ 1,450 / € 1.150

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Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826)

Signature from a document signed AS PRESIDENT

3. President of the United States. Signature “Th. Jefferson”. Cut from a document, 2.75 x 1.75, n.p., n.d. (1801-1809), on vellum. The printed text indicates that the signature is from a Scallop-topped ship’s pass. Loosely inserted and removable in an acid-free transparent cover. Handsomely matted in gray with a photograph of Jefferson to an overall of 7.75 x 11.75 inch. Autograph is slightly discolored and wrinkled, matting is in fine condition.

Price: $ 5,750 / € 4.600

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Rilke, Rainer Maria (1875-1926)

Fine autograph letter signed

Bohemian-Austrian poet and novelist, widely recognized as one of the most lyrically intense German-language poets, writing in both verse and highly lyrical prose. Autograph letter signed “Rainer Maria Rilke”. 2 pages, bifolium, 5.5 x 7.0 inch, on “77, RUE DE VARENNE” (Paris) stationery, but written from Bad Rippoldsau (Germany), 1909 September 10. A fine letter written in Rilke’s neat hand and addressed to “Dear Sir” (the student of philosophy Moritz Morgenthal, 1889-1971, in Heidelberg, later teacher u. Pacifist, published "The Academic Community Heidelberg"). In German, in full: "entschuldigen Sie den großen Abstand, den ich genommen habe, Ihr aufmerksames Schreiben vom 27. August zu beantworten. Ein Kuraufenthalt, der mich zu Briefen kaum kommen läßt, ist die Ursache meiner Verspätung. Was Ihre freundliche Aufforderung angeht, so bedauere ich sehr, Ihr nicht nachgeben zu können. Ich halte mich konsequent von allen Sammelbüchern, Anthologien u.s.w. fern; aber selbst wenn ich in Ihrem sympathischen Fall eine Ausnahme machen wollte: ich habe nichts, Ihnen anzubieten...". Mailing fold, else fine condition.

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Bebel, August (1840-1913)

Large card signed

Ferdinand August Bebel was a German Marxist politician, writer and orator. He is best remembered as one of the founders of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD). Signed card “A. Bebel”. 5.5 x 3.5 inch, n.p. (Berlin), n.d. (1910 April 14) from postmark, signed in dark black ink. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Excellent condition.

 

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Hindenburg, Paul von (1847-1934)

Typed letter signed

Prussian-German field marshal, statesman, and politician, he served as the second President of Germany from 1925 to 1934. Partly printed typed letter signed “von Hindenburg”. 1p., 8.25 x 11.5 inch, Berlin, 1927 October 19. Upper part of the letter is printed, address and salutation filled in by machine, signature in dark black ink. A short thank you note regarding Hindenburg’s 80th birthday. Mailing folds, else fine condition.

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Charles, Prince (1948) & Diana, Princess of Wales (1961-1997)

Rare signed presentation photo

Charles, Prince of Wales, the eldest child and heir apparent of Queen Elizabeth II. Diana, first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales. From her engagement to the Prince of Wales in 1981 until her tragic death in 1997, Diana was a major presence on the world stage, often described as the "world's most photographed woman” or “The Queen of hearts”. Presentation photograph, signed and dated in ink “Charles 1987” by Charles and signed in ink “Diana” by Diana. 6.0 x 7.5 inch. Photo shows Charles and Diana with Prince William and Prince Harry in the gardens of Highgrove. Also included is the original green morocco presentation stand-frame by Andrew Soos of London which has the Prince of Wales feathers embossed in silver on the front at the top. Photograph is in fine condition, signatures a little faded. Frame shows only very minor handling wear, but is in near fine condition. A highly desirable and rare autograph.

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Paderewski, Ignacy Jan (1860-1941)

One of a kind original drawing signed

Polish pianist and composer, politician and spokesman for Polish independence. Original ink drawing signed “I. J. Paderewski”. Portrait in profile to the left, in medallion form, mounted on hand made paper, 4.75 x 6.75 inch, n.p., n.d. Drawing initial signed EM. (E. Martin). Signed in black ink. Mounting residue on verso, else fine condition. One of a kind item.

Price: $ 730 / € 590

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Mann, Thomas (1875-1955)

Autograph postcard signed: WW I. dated

German novelist, short story writer, social critic, philanthropist, essayist and 1929 Nobel laureate. Uncommon autograph postcard signed „Thomas Mann“. Postcard, 3.5 x 5.5 inch, Munich, 1914 December 11. Shortly after the outbreak of World War I. Addressed to Mr. H. Kahn - 2. Ers(atz) K(om)p(agnie) 2. F(eldartillerie-) R(egiment) at Hackerbräukeller Theresienhöhe (Munich) where a camp was set up. In German, in full: „Die Adresse lautet: Unteroffizier R. Frank, beim Stabe der 26. Inf. Division, 13tes Armeekorps. / Hochachtungsvoll / Thomas Mann“. Translated: “Address is: Sergeant R. Frank, at the staff of the 26th Inf. Division, 13th Army Corps. / Sincerely.” Slightly discolored, handling wear, else good condition.

 

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Eiffel, Gustave (1832-1923)

Autograph note signed on his personal visiting card

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. Autograph note signed “G. El”. His personal visiting card “Gustave Eiffel Ingenieur & Constructeur, Paris”. 4.0 x 2.25 inch, Paris, October 7 (1890). With a fine handwritten note in dark black ink. In French, in full: “Avec ses bien vives félicitations et ses meilleurs souvenirs”. Translated: “With his warmest congratulations and his best memories.” 1890 in pencil written in a different hand, red cross upper right corner, else fine condition.

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Mascagni, Pietro (1863-1945)

Wonderful signed photo & autograph musical quotation signed

Italian composer whose 1890 masterpiece Cavalleria Rusticana takes a place among the most beloved staples of the operatic repertoire. Signed photograph “P. Mascagni Venezia - 28.7.(1)928”. Portrait-postcard, 3.25 x 5.25 inch, addressed in Mascagni’s hand to Otto Görner in Vienna. Photo by Fayer, Vienna. On verso a fine handwritten autograph musical quotation signed from his masterpiece. A fine 4-bar quotation from the intermezzo of “Cavalleria Rusticana”. Fine condition.

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Catherine II., The Great (1729-1796)

Scarce autograph letter signed regarding allegations

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. Autograph letter signed “Caterine”. 1p. (bifolium), 7.25 x 9.0 inch, n.p., 1769 June 19. A fine handwritten letter, probably to the Russian Privy Councilor Ernst Johann Graf von Münnich (1707-1788) with the order to investigate allegations made against an emissary. In French, in full: „Par la si jointe Vous verrés qu’il y a un homme qui pretend que Vos Subdelegué le font mourir de faim, conoissant Votre façon de penser, je voudrois parier qu’il n’en est rien, je Vous prie de voir par Vous meme ce qui en est, et de faire rendre exacte justice a cet homme dont je Vous ai je pense renvoyé l’affaire, Vous me ferés rapport de ce qui se passera, ayé Soin Surtout que cela ce finisse au plutot.“  Mailing folds, else fine condition.

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Munch, Edvard (1863-1944)

Rare autograph letter signed

Norwegian painter. His best known work, The Scream, has become one of the most iconic images of world art. Autograph letter signed “Edv. Munch”. 2 pages, bifolium, second page written inside, Klampenborg (Denmark), 1905 August 13. On “Taarbaek Badehotel” stationery. A fine handwritten letter, German spelling with some weaknesses. To a gentleman regarding reproductions of his works. In German, in full: “Ich. Gelegenheit das projectierte Werk aber auch musz ich Ihnen darauf aufmerksam machen dasz Ich nicht alle meine grafische Arbeiten producieren können. Ebenso musz ich bestimmt wissen welches Sie zu reproducieren beabzichtigen und die Grosze und Format. / Ich musz nämlich selbst einige zu an bestimmte Zurück brauchen. Hauptsächlich kommt es von der Grösze an - Gemalden zu schenken ist ein Bischen schwierig aber wenn es nothig ist werde ich versuchen - alzo bitte ich in dieser Gelegenheit um baldige und bestimmte Antwort.“ Mailing fold, handling wear, else good condition.

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Cocteau, Jean (1889-1963)

Autograph letter signed

French poet, playwright, novelist, designer, filmmaker, visual artist and critic. Autograph letter signed “Jean Cocteau”. 1p., 5.25 x 8.25 inch, 1962 June 11. A fine handwritten letter from Jean Cocteau's correspondence with composer Yves Claoué (1927-2001) as part of the creation of their oratorio Patmos which will be presented at the Château de Versailles in May 1962. In French, in parts: “… mais il est possible que je change quelques passages, entre guillemets - sans que cela ne change rien à ton œuvre…”. Cocteau asks Claoué to bring him the typed text of the oratorio so that he can make it publishable, specifying that he will keep his order: "… but it is possible that I change a few passages, between quotes - without that changing nothing in your work…”. Mailing fold, handling wear, else good condition.

 

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Berlioz, Hector (1803-1869)

Autograph letter signed

French Romantic composer. Autograph letter signed “H. Berlioz”. 5.25 x 8.25 inch, (Paris), 1857 April 1. To Alphonse Royer, director of the Paris opera. In French, in full: “Je ne suis pas libre ce soir, il m’est impossible de profiter de la place que vous m’avez réservée pour le Ballet. Je vous renvoie donc le billet. Mais, s’il n’y a pas une grosse indiscrétion à vous demander deux places pour Lundi, veuillez me les envoyer.” Mailing folds, handling wear, note in a different hand at the top, else good condition.

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Doyle, Arthur Conan  (1859-1930)

Autograph letter signed regarding Tennis

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a Scottish writer and physician, most noted for his fictional stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction. Autograph letter signed “A. Conan Doyle”. 1p, 4.5 x 7.0 inch, Undershaw, n.d., embossed letterhead. To Mrs. Whitaker refusing an invitation. In full: “I fear the rain & wind will make tennis impossible and I have some work which should be done - but many thanks none the less for your most kind invitation.” Mounting residue on verso, else good condition.

 

 

 

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Klee, Paul (1879-1940)

Autograph letter twice signed

Swiss-born artist. His highly individual style was influenced by movements in art that included Expressionism, Cubism and Surrealism. Autograph letter signed “Ihr Klee”. Postcard, 4.25 x 6.0 inch, Dessau, 1928 April 22. Addressed to the conductor Ernst Latzko (1885-1957) in Leipzig regarding a visit. In German, in full: „da meine Frau z.Zt. noch auf ‘Osterurlaub’ weilt, sage ich Ihnen an ihrer statt, dass wir uns sehr freuen über Ihre Nachricht vom 21.4. Wir erwarten gerne Ihren Besuch, den Sie uns ankündigen werden, sobald in Ihrer Zeiteinteilung Klarheit herrscht. Mit freundlichen Grüßen von Felix (his son) und mir und besten Empfehlungen und Gratulation...“. Translated: „since my wife is currently still on ‘Easter vacation’, I tell you instead that we are very happy about your message from April 21. We look forward to your visit, which you will announce to us as soon as there is clarity in your schedule. Kind regards from Felix (his son) and me and best recommendations and congratulations…”. Return address in Klee’s hand: „P(ro)f(essor) Klee / Dessau. Ink stains, handling wear, else good condition.

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Anne, Queen (1665-1714)

Rare document signed

Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland reigned from 1702-1714. Under the Acts of Union, two of her realms, the kingdoms of England and Scotland, united as a single sovereign state known as Great Britain. Document signed “Anne R”. 13.5 x 9.25 inch, Court at Windsor, 1709 August 2. Rare military commission on vellum signed by Queen Anne appointing John Lloyd, Ensign to be a Captain in the Regiment of Foot commanded by Archibald, Earl of Ilay. It is lacking the seal but retains the pale blue revenue stamp affixed in the left margin. Soiled and some stains, signature light, but legible. Archibald Campbell (1682-1761) 3rd Duke of Argyll, Earl of Ilay (from 1706) was a Scottish nobleman, politician and soldier and was one of the founders of the Royal Bank of Scotland. It is countersigned at the bottom by Henry Boyle (1669-1725) 1st Baron Carleton. Anglo-Irish Politician, Lord Treasurer of Ireland 1704-15 and Northern Secretary.

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Victoria, Queen (1819-1901)

Rare signed photograph “The four Generations”

Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland 1837-1901. An excellent rare vintage signed cabinet photo, 4.25 x 6.5 inch, n.p. (London), 1894 July 16, gold bordered, signed by the Queen “Victoria RI The four generation July 16. 1894”. Photo by W & D. Downey, London. The Four Generations: Victoria, Edward VII., George V. and Edward VIII. Fine condition. Provenance: From the George Wise collection of letters and photos relating to Prince Christian Victor. Prince Christian Victor of Schleswig-Holstein (1867-1900) was the eldest son of Princess Helena, third daughter of Queen Victoria.

 

 

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Planck, Max (1858-1947)

Excellent signed photograph

German theoretical physicist who originated quantum theory, which won him the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1918. Matte-finish signed photograph “Mit herzlichen Grüßen Euer treuer Onkel Max Planck” and dated in Planck’s hand „3.6.38“.  2.5 x 3.5 photograph affixed to a 4.5 x 7.0 inch mount. Berlin, 1938, June 3, Photograph by Atelier Binz. With a printed message of thanks related to Planck’s eightieth birthday. Stain upper right edge, handling wear, else good condition.

Price: $ 1,390 / € 1.150

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Taft, William H. (1857-1930)

Signed photograph AS PRESIDENT

27. President of the United States. Vintage signed photograph. 6.75 x 10.0 inch, n.p., (Washington), 1911 June 10. Photo by Harris & Ewing, Washington, D.C. Signed and inscribed in black ink by Taft “For Robert B. Mantell with best wishes - June 10 1911 WmHTaft”. Slightly trimmed at the top, mounting residue on verso, left edge slightly soiled, else good condition.

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Caruso, Enrico (1873-1921)

Fine self portrait drawing signed

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. Fine self portrait caricature signed “To M. W. LeFerve Enrico Caruso East Hampton 1920”. 1p., 8.5 x 10.5 inch, East Hampton 1920, pen and ink. Mailing folds, stains from prior matting, handling wear, else good condition.

 

 

 

Price: $ 1,125 / € 875

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Kennedy, John F. (1917-1963)

Excellent signed Halsman photograph

35. President of the United States. Signed crystal-clear vintage glossy photograph “To David Ireland III with best wishes John Kennedy”. 7.75 x 9.5 inch, n.p., n.d. Signed and inscribed in black fountain pen. A fine classic photo of JFK as Senator. Slightly trimmed and some very small emulsion losses not affecting any of the writing, otherwise good condition. Philippe Halsman (1906-1979) was a famous American portrait photographer. Halsman’s photographs are highly collectible even unsigned, an exceptionally desirable portrait. Comes together with my book “John F. Kennedy – autograph study” - about 90 pages with hundreds of signatures (authentic, secretary, Autopen, stamps, facsimile etc.).

 

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Kennedy, John F. (1917-1963)

Handwritten manuscript “…develop more effective weapons"

35. President of the United States. Handwritten manuscript, unsigned. 1p., 8.5 x 11.0 inch, n.p., n.d. (1954). Important handwritten manuscript on John F Kennedy for U.S. Senator stationery. In Kennedy’s hand: "more horrible than they could now imagine doesn’t lessen the severity of the challenge that this presents. We can meet this successfully by only by  Our success in meeting this challenge has been invited. Our task in the next years must be to develop more effective weapons." Notes written by JFK at his desk in the Senate Office building in 1954 on stationery used in his campaign for the U.S. Senate against Henry Cabot Lodge in 1952. Notes were thoughts to be used in a speech on United States defense. Handling wear, else good condition. Comes together with my book “John F. Kennedy - autograph study” - about 90 pages with hundreds of signatures (authentic, secretary, Autopen, stamps, facsimile etc.).

Price: $ 3,575 / € 2.750

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Kennedy, John F. (1917-1963)

Handwritten manuscript re: “his upcoming presidential campaign schedule”

35. President of the United States. Handwritten manuscript, unsigned. 1p., 5.25 x 8.0 inch, n.p., n.d. (1960). Wishful Thinking! Interesting April 1960 memorandum on JFK's upcoming presidential campaign schedule with wishes for specific rest periods after which were disbanded once the campaign started in Sept. 1960. In Kennedy’s hand: “In arranging my fall schedule - you should provide - One full day off per week in a pleasant surrounding - preferably a beach - Every 3 weeks I should have 4 days off - every 6 weeks I should have 5 days to 7.” In April 1960, Senator Kennedy wrote this memorandum concerning his fall Presidential campaign schedule. All of his plans for spacing his rest periods were disbanded once the campaign started in September, 1960. He had very little time off during the campaign. Comes together with my book “John F. Kennedy – autograph study” - about 90 pages with hundreds of signatures (authentic, secretary, Autopen, stamps, facsimile etc.).

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Victoria, Queen (1819-1901)

7 pages autograph letter signed to granddaughter Marie Louise

Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland 1837-1901. Unusually long autograph letter signed. 7 pages, 4.5 x 7.0 inch, Osborne, 1899 August 10, on her personal monogrammed black bordered mourning stationery. Addressed to “Dearest Louie”. Queen Victoria`s handwriting was always hard to read and this is nearly impossible with the mention of travelling to Balmoral appearing to the end. Further research necessary. Mailing fold, else fine condition. Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein (1872-1956) was a granddaughter of Queen Victoria. She was known to her family as "Louie".

 

 

 

Price:  $ 1,235 / € 950

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Disney, Walt (1901-1966)

Wonderful signed Donald Duck print

Walter Elias "Walt" Disney - American business magnate, animator, cartoonist, producer, director, screenwriter, philanthropist and voice actor. As a major figure within the American animation industry and throughout the world, he is regarded as a cultural icon, known for his influence and contributions to the field of entertainment during the 20th century. Wonderful color print reproducing a cel from the 1951 short “Out of Scale”. 10.0 x 8.0 inch and presented in its original 15.5 x 14.5 inch mat. Nicely signed and inscribed on the mat in brown crayon: "To Dick - My Best, Walt Disney." The image shows Donald Duck in a conductor's cap, riding a model railroad train. The reverse retains the original Walt Disney Productions label. Framed to an overall size of 18.25 x 17.25. In fine condition. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. Walt Disney was a famous model train enthusiast, and had his own “Carolwood Pacific” ridable miniature railroad built in his backyard. One of the finest Disney autographs you can hope to find.

Price: $ 7,150 / € 5.500

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