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George V., King (1865-1936)

Signed photo and autograph letter signed

King of Great Britain and Ireland – reigned from 1910-1936. Signed photo-postcard “George”. 3.5 x 5.5 inch, n.p., circa 1906, a full-length portrait of George with his dog, signed in the lower border. With an autograph letter signed on verso. In part: "Many thanks for so kindly sending me that charming book “The Life of the Duke of Cambridge’" and signed again “George”. Slightly discolored, else fine condition.

Price: $ 360 / € 290

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Mary of Teck, Queen (1867-1953)

Signed photograph

Queen consort of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Empress of India, as the wife of King George V. Photo-postcard signed on verso “Victoria Mary Xmas 1909-”. Above Mary’s writing printed “With best wishes from”. 3.5 x 5.5 inch, 1909. Front of the card shows Queen Mary with her sons. Silvering to the image, on the upper edge the surface scraped off, else good condition.

Price: $ 235 / € 180

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Lafayette, Marquis de (1757-1834)

Letter signed

Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier de La Fayette, Marquis de La Fayette often known simply as Lafayette, was a French aristocrat and military officer born in Chavaniac, in the province of Auvergne in south central France. Lafayette was a general in the American Revolutionary War and a leader of the Garde nationale during the French Revolution. Letter signed “Lafayette”. 1p., 7.25 x 8.75 inch, Paris, 1831 September 9. To a colleague, in French. Lafayette states: “Allow me, my dear colleague, to introduce you to Mr. Sarrans, a former officer at our headquarters and editor of our excellent journal Les Communes. He has a project in mind, and that is to create a daily journal which would be named Programme, which would count with the funds from Communes subscribers, this being a good starting point...” Further concluding “My friendship with him joins in such circumstances the public interest.” Mailing folds, handling wear, else fine.

Price: $ 1,350 / € 1.090

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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. 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!

Price: $ 1,060 / € 850

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Bismarck, Otto von (1815-1898)

Rare signed cabinet-photo

Influential German statesman known as the “Iron Chancellor”, who served as the first Chancellor of the German Empire from 1871–1890. Signed cabinet-photo “vBismarck” and dated by Bismarck “22 April 1894”. 4.25 x 6.5 inch, gold bordered. Photo by André Bockmann, Strassburg, printed logo on verso. “Friedrichsruh” in the hand of Bismarck’s secretary written in ink on verso. Water stain at the upper edge, in the middle of the photo is a small part of the surface scraped off. Signature and date unaffected. Due to the condition problems price is accordingly. Signed photos of Bismarck are rare and this one is still a fine example and affordable priced.

 

 

Price: $ 610 / € 490

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Edward VIII., King (1894-1972)

Autograph note signed

King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Empire, and Emperor of India, from 20 January 1936 until his abdication on 11 December the same year.  Autograph note signed “Edward”. 1p., 5.0 x 7.0 inch. N.p. 1951. Blue embossed crest at the top. In full: “To Doris and Archibald McNicol with best wishes from Edward Christmas 1951”. Handling wear, mounting residue on verso, else good condition.

Price: $ 290 / € 225

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Gershwin, George (1898-1937)

Fine condition signed check

American composer and pianist. Gershwin's compositions spanned both popular and classical genres and his most popular melodies are widely known. Among his best-known works are the orchestral compositions “Rhapsody in Blue” (1924) and “An American in Paris” (1928). Personal check signed “George Gershwin”. 6.25 x 2.75 inch, New York, 1933 September 22. Filled out in another hand and signed by Gershwin. Payable to Dorothy Druman for $20. In fine condition, with expected bank stamps and cancellation holes. Accompanied by an unsigned FDC with a cachet honoring Gershwin.

Price: $ 950 / € 760

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Nikisch, Arthur (1855-1922)

Fine signed photograph

Hungarian conductor. Fine signed postcard photograph “Arthur Nikisch”. 3.5 x 5.5 inch, n.p., n.d. Signed in dark black ink. Fine condition.

 

Price: $ 360 / € 275

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Roosevelt, Theodore (1858-1919)

Typed letter signed (written from Berlin)

26. President of the United States. Typed letter signed “Theodore Roosevelt”. 1p., 8.0 x 11.25 inch, Berlin, 1910 May 11. To “My dear Mr Hammond in Washington, D.C.”. In full: “I hate to have to refuse, but I have no option. A month would certainly be too short a time, and in any event, I don’t want my first speeches to be political ones. I must get home and look over the whole situation before I speak.” Mailing folds, slightly discolored, else good condition. In May 1910 Roosevelt and his son met with the German Kaiser Wilhelm II. On 12 May 1910 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Faculty of Arts of the University of Berlin. Unusual letter from a famous trip.

 

Price: $ 825 / € 675

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Hindenburg, Paul von (1847-1934)

Content autograph letter signed „Loyalty to E. Ludendorff”

Prussian-German field marshal, statesman, and politician, he served as the second President of Germany from 1925 to 1934. Autograph letter signed “v. Hindenburg”. 2 pages, recto and verso, 8.25 x 10.75 inch, Hannover 1925 February 6. A fine content letter to major general (Generalleutnant) Karl Hildebrandt (1856-1929) in Munich. In German, in full: „Eurer Exzellenz danke ich verbindlichst für das eingehende Schreiben vom 3. d. Mts. Dasselbe bestätigt mir die Aussichtslosigkeit weiterer Verhandlungen, außerdem ein Brief des Generals Ludendorff mich bereits hiervon überzeugt hatte. Ihr dortiges als letztes Mittel hingestellte Vorstellung hieße meines  Erachtens nur Oel in’s Feuer gießen wollen, würde mehr nur schaden und nichts nützen. Mir ist das Herz schwer beim Gedanken, meinen treuen Kriegsgefährten in dieser Noth nicht mehr helfen zu können. Aber ich weiß keinen Ausweg mehr, nachdem mich das letzte Jahr körperlich und seelisch sehr mitgenommen hat. Selbstredend werde ich jedoch nie aufhören, meinem Ludendorff in Treue und Dankbarkeit zugethan zu bleiben. In größter Hochachtung und mit kameradschaftlichem Gruß verbleibe ich als Euer Excellenz sehr ergebener..." Mailing fold, minor fold break, else good condition.

Price: $ 810 / € 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.

Price: $ 4,325 / € 3.450

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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.

 

Price: $ 280 / € 225

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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.

Price: $ 290 / € 240

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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.

Price: $ 2,450 / € 1.950

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Puccini, Giacomo (1858-1924)

Autograph letter signed on his personal visiting card

Italian composer whose operas are among the important operas played as standards. Autograph letter signed “Puccini”. Personal visiting card, 3.75 x 2.25 inch, n.p., n.d., written in dark black ink, fine letter in Italian, unfortunately nearly impossible to read. Handling and corner wear, slightly stained, else good condition.

Price: $ 1,090 / € 850

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Shackleton, Ernest (1874-1922)

Excellent large signature on a card

Irish Antarctic explorer who led three British expeditions to the Antarctic. He was one of the principal figures of the period known as the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration. Card signed “Ernest H Shackleton”. Card, 5.5 x 3.5 inch, n.p., n.d. (Vienna, 1910 January 17 from postmark), signed in dark black ink. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope from Vienna. Fine condition.

Price: $ 850 / € 675

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Hauptmann, Gerhart (1862-1946)

Typed letter signed by the Nobel prize winner

German dramatist and novelist. He is counted among the most important promoters of literary naturalism, though he integrated other styles into his work as well. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1912. Typed letter signed “Mit hochachtungsvollem Gruss Gerhart Hauptmann”. 1p., 8.5 x 10.75 inch, Sestri Levante, 1931 January 21. To an unnamed recipient regarding an invitation. In German, in full: "Es tut mir unendlich leid, dem sechzigsten Concordia-Ball nicht beiwohnen zu können, da ich mir die Reise von hier in den nördlichen Winter leider nicht zumuten kann und außerdem bald nach Sizilien zu gehen vorhabe. Bleibt mir also nichts übrig, als Ihnen vielmals für die freundliche Einladung zu danken!" Mailing folds, else fine.

Price: $ 425 / € 325

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Bohr, Niels (1885-1962)

Postcard signed

Danish physicist who was awarded the 1922 Nobel Prize in Physics for his theory of atomic structure. Excellent vintage fountain pen signature “Niels Bohr”. Postcard, 5.5 x 3.5 inch, additional in Bohr’s hand “Kopenhagen 21/2 1923”. Addressed in a different hand to “Dr. Scharlau in Rostock”. Handling wear, else good condition. Bohr received the Nobel Prize in Physics on December 10, 1922 - just a few months before he signed this card.

Price: $ 775 / € 625

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Haber, Fritz (1868-1934)

Rare postcard signed

German chemist who received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1918. Signed postcard “Dr. F. Haber”. Postcard, 5.5 x 3.5 inch, Berlin 1913 March 11 (postmark). Signed in dark black ink. Addressed in a different hand to “Medizinalpraktikant Scharlau in Rostock”. Handling wear, minor show through of postmark, else good condition and with a fine and large signature.

 

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Suu Kyi, Aung San (1945)

Signed photograph

Burmese politician, diplomat, author and a 1991 Nobel Peace Prize laureate. Glossy color photograph signed “with best wishes, Aung San Suu Kyi”. 4.25 x 4.0 inch, n.p., n.d. Fine condition.

Price: $ 690 / € 575

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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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Göring, Hermann (1893-1946) + Göring, Emmy (1893-1973)

Photograph signed by both

German politician, military leader and leading member of the Nazi Party (NSDAP). Emmy Göring -German actress and the second wife of Luftwaffe Commander-in-Chief Hermann Göring. She served as Adolf Hitler's hostess at many state functions and thereby staked a claim to the title of "First Lady of the Third Reich". Signed photograph “Göring” by Herman Göring and additional signed “Emmy Göring” by Emmy Göring. Postcard photograph (Film, Foto Verlag, Berlin), 4.25 x 6.0 inch, n.p., n.d., black and white image of Arno Breker’s work “Berufung” (1941). Signed in dark ink by Hermann and Emmy Göring. Excellent condition, rare signed by both. Arno Breker (1900-1991) was a German architect and sculptor who is best known for his public works in Nazi Germany. Note: We reject Nazism in any form! Nevertheless we offer autographs of this kind, because it is an important part of the history of the 20th Century. To the extent applicable to those affected by German law, particularly § 86a StGB, historical and military items from or relating to the period and personalities of the German Third Reich are offered for only purposes of education and research regarding historical events and military history.  Clients who purchase such items agree that they will not use them for propaganda or other purposes that would be punishable under § 86a StGB.

Price: $ 1,365 / € 1.050

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Bismarck, Otto von (1815-1898)

Uncommon early carte-de-visite photograph signed

Influential German statesman known as the “Iron Chancellor”, who served as the first Chancellor of the German Empire from 1871-1890.Signed carte-de-visite photograph “vBismarck Schönhausen”. 2.5 x 4.0 inch, n.p., n.d. (about 1865). Photo by court-photograph G. Linde, Putbus (Insel Rügen) printed on verso. Two minor pin holes at the top, else fine condition. A rare early signed photo with uncommon signature.

Price: $ 1,490 / € 1.190

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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.

Price: $ 980 / € 760

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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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Offenbach, Jacques (1819-1880)

Rare autograph music manuscript “Marche de Croquefer”

French composer best known for his popular stage works, most notably Orpheus in the Underworld (including the famous “Can-Can”) and The Tales of Hoffmann. Fine autograph music manuscript, unsigned. 2¼ pages, 13.75 x 10.75 inch, large bifolium, n.p., n.d. (1850 pencil note on verso). "Marche de Croquefer”. - Choir part, inscribed “All [eg] ro”. The text below begins: “où sont ils donc ces terribles hôtes que nous ne voyons vite la fin…”. The opera “Croquefer, ou Le dernier des paladins” was premiered on February 12, 1857 in the Théâtre des Bouffes-Parisiens which J. Offenbach founded. Slightly discolored, fold breaks, handling wear, small parts erased, else good condition. A rare music manuscript.

 

Price: $ 1,560 / € 1.250

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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.

Price: $ 7,825 / € 6.250

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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.

Price: $ 5,625 / € 4.500

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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.

Price: $ 3,690 / € 2.950

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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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Miro, Joan (1893-1983)

Excellent signed color reproduction of one of his works

Catalan, Spanish painter, sculptor and ceramicist. Color reproduction of one of Miro's uncommon mixed-media pieces. Printed on a glossy 8.5 x 11.0 inch sheet, removed from a catalog of his works and signed at bottom. Fine.

Price: $ 770 / € 590

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Wilson, Woodrow (1856-1924)

Excellent signed Photograph

28. President of the United States. Original silver gelatin photograph depicting Wilson as President of Princeton University in 1902. Signed by Wilson in dark black ink “Woodrow Wilson”. 7.5 x 10.75 inch. Probably slightly trimmed, retouched small bend in the middle of photo and minor handling wear, else good condition.

Price: $ 1,075 / € 825

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Diana, Princess of Wales (1961-1997)

Autograph letter signed “…from the boss’s wife!”

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”. Wonderful three pages autograph letter signed “Diana”. 3 pages, 6.25 x 8.0 inch, on her typical red bordered Kensington Palace stationery, (Cameroon), 1990 March 22. Addressed to “Dear Sgt. Lewis”. In full: “A special thank you for taking such care over us all during the last eight days in particular. What with that extreme heat + often difficult conditions moving around was a nightmare for you + your luggage! However, you always have a smile on your face + a quick one liner to fire so its wonderful for us that you’re with us - Essential I’d say! You will have been away from home + your “lovely wife” … + cats for a long time, which I mind about, but I did want to take this opportunity of saying how enormously you’re appreciated + this comes with a huge thank you from the boss’s wife!”. The original mailing envelope addressed and initial signed in Diana’s hand is included. Mailing fold, else fine condition. The letter was written from Cameroon during Charles’s and Diana’s Africa tour.

Price: $ 2,790 / € 2.250

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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.

 

 

Price:  $ 2,150 / € 1.790

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Warhol, Andy (1928-1987)

Signature matted with photograph

American artist who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. Signature “Andy Warhol”. 4.5 x 2.5 inch piece of paper, removed from a catalog, n.p., n.d., signed in black sharpie. Handsomely matted in gray with a photograph of Warhol to an overall of 7.75 x 11.75 inch. Both items removable affixed with photo corners.

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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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Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria (1858-1889)

Autograph letter signed (son Sisi/ Franz Joseph)

Only son and third child of Emperor Franz Joseph I. and Elisabeth of Bavaria (Sisi). He was heir apparent to the throne of Austria-Hungary from birth. In 1889, he died in a suicide pact with his mistress, Baroness Mary Vetsera, at the Mayerling hunting lodge. Autograph letter signed “Rudolf”. 2 pages, bifolium, 5.0 x 8.0 inch, Laxbg (Castle Laxemburg), 1883 August 25. To “Dear Brehm”. In German: „Innigsten Dank für Ihren Brief, schade, dass ein Missverständnis, eine Fahrlässigkeit, uns so arg mitgespielt hat und mich des Vergnügens beraubte, Sie doch einige Tage in Laxemburg zu sehen. Wenn Sie Anfang September nach Wien kommen, wäre ich sehr froh, wenn Sie mich hier für einige Stunden besuchen würden. Bewohnen in Laxemburg kann ich Sie dann unmöglich, da jetzt meine Schwiegermutter hier weilt und das Haus ganz voll ist; auch dürfte ich um diese Epoche sehr wenig freie Zeit haben. Auf hoffentlich frohes Widersehen in kurzer Zeit; mit vielen Grüßen, Ihr treuer Freund.“ Mailing fold, else fine condition.

Price: $ 1,890 / € 1.575

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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.

Price: $ 750 / € 625

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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.).

 

Price: $ 5,525 / € 4.250

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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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Lopez de Santa Anna, Antonio (1794-1876)

Letter signed

Mexican general and politician, best known in the US for his role in the Mexican-American War and the slaughter of scores of Americans at the Alamo. Letter signed “A. L. de Sta Anna”. 1p., 8.0 x 8.0 inch, n.p., n.d., probably slightly trimmed at the top. Letter in Spanish: “Mi estimado amigo sirbase usted entregar a nuestro amigo D. Jose Julian Gutierrez el juego de Café que existe en su poder de mi pertinencia, pues con esta misma carta le escribe para que lo recoja. He tenido el mayor gusto al saber que ha sido usted nombrado primer Alcalde de la Aduana de Tamauilipas, y port al suceso le doy a usted la enhorabuena. Sabed usted que lo aprecia su afectisimo amigo y muy seguro servidor.” Translated: “My dear friend, would you give our friend D. Jose Julian Gutierrez the coffee game that exists in your possession of my relevance, because with this same letter he writes to pick it up. I have had the greatest pleasure knowing that you have been appointed the first Mayor of the Customs of Tamauilipas, and port to the event I congratulate you. Do you know that your affectionate friend and very safe server appreciates it.” Fold breaks expertly repaired on verso, slightly discolored, handling wear, else good condition.

Price: $ 1,050 / € 825

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Lafayette, Marquis de (1757-1834)

Letter signed

Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier de La Fayette, Marquis de La Fayette often known simply as Lafayette, was a French aristocrat and military officer born in Chavaniac, in the province of Auvergne in south central France. Lafayette was a general in the American Revolutionary War and a leader of the Garde nationale during the French Revolution. Letter signed “Lafayette”. 1p., 7.25 x 8.75 inch, Paris, 1831 September 9. To a colleague, in French. Lafayette states: “Allow me, my dear colleague, to introduce you to Mr. Sarrans, a former officer at our headquarters and editor of our excellent journal Les Communes. He has a project in mind, and that is to create a daily journal which would be named Programme, which would count with the funds from Communes subscribers, this being a good starting point...” Further concluding “My friendship with him joins in such circumstances the public interest.” Mailing folds, handling wear, else fine.

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Elizabeth II., Queen (1926)

Oversize signed photograph from the year of her coronation

Queen of the United Kingdom since 1952. Excellent signed photograph, 11.0 x 14.5.0 inch on a 12.25 x 16.75 inch photographers mount. Black and white three-quarter length photograph of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. wearing the coronation diadem and the Order of The Garter. Signed and dated in ink on white margin below the picture "Elizabeth R 1953". The photograph is a silver print by Dorothy Wilding with her photographers label on verso. Signature slightly faded, minor discoloration above signature, mounting residue on verso, slightly wavy and minor cracks, price accordingly. Elizabeth became Queen on February 6, 1952, on the death of her father. Later that year, prior to her Coronation on June 2, 1953, Dorothy Wilding was approached to photograph the new monarch. Wilding was the first woman to be appointed as the Official Royal Photographer. Elizabeth sat for her once, during which an excellent set of photographs was produced. A fantastic coronation photograph especially with the original Wilding label on verso and in this size.

Price: $ 2,790 / € 2.150

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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 a golf course at 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.

Price: $ 1,250 / € 975

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Baden-Powell, Robert (1857-1941)

Typed letter signed by the scout-movement-founder

Lieutenant-general in the British Army, writer, founder of the Scout Movement and first Chief Scout of The Boy Scouts Association. His book “Scouting for Boys” was with 150 million copies the fourth best-selling book of the 20th century. Typed letter signed “Robert Baden Powell”. 1p., 8.0 x 10.0 inch, London, 1920 February 9, “The Boy Scouts Association, London” letterhead. Addressed to “Dear Mr Chadwick”. In full: “I am very much obliged to you for the outline of your ideas on citizenship which you were kind enough to send me. This was of the very greatest use to me in making up my report. I am much interested to see the programme for your Scout Play on February 12th and hope that you will have a huge success with it.” Mailing folds, handling wear, else good condition.

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Hugo, Victor (1802-1885)

Autograph letter signed with fine aphorism

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). Autograph letter signed “Victor”. 1p., 5.25 x 8.25 inch, (1846) July 20. To Monsieur Henry D’Escamps (1815-1891) in Paris. With a fine aphorism: “Dieu donne la pensée à l’homme, il faut que l’homme donne le travail à la pensée.” The letter in full: “Vous m’envoyez un livre excellent (histoire de la géographie de Madagascar, sous le pseudonyme de Macé Descartes). J’aime, mon cher poète, à vous voir travailler ainsi. Dieu donne la pensée à l’homme, il faut que l’homme donne le travail à la pensée. Venez donc me voir un jour, que nous causions de cette croix. Je vous serre la main.” Translated: “You send me an excellent book (history of the geography of Madagascar, under the pseudonym Macé Descartes). I love, my dear poet, your work like this. God gives thought to man, man must give work to thought. Come and see me one day, let us talk about this.” Also included is a fine portrait engraving of Hugo. Mailing folds, handling wear, else good condition.

Price: $ 1,975 / € 1.550

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Dumas (père), Alexandre (1802-1870)

Autograph poem signed

French novelist of such historical classics as The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers and The Man in the Iron Mask. Autograph poem signed “Alex Dumas”. 1p., 6.0 x 7.0 inch, n.p., n.d.. Wonderful eight lines of his famous poem “L’Ange de poésie”. In French, in full: “Que cherches-tu sur notre terre étrange/ Esprit du ciel perdu dans nos chemins,/ Ne crains-tu pas de blesser tes pieds d’ange/ Aux durs cailloux de nos sentiers humains./ Ne crains-tu pas qu’un parfum ne dévoile/ Ton origine à ceux qui te verront/ Ou que le vent qui soulève ton voile/ Ne fasse luire une étoile à ton front.” This extract, entirely in Dumas hand, from the poem “L'Ange de poésie”, was originally composed in 1833 by Dumas for Marie Manessier-Nodier (1811-1893), daughter of the writer and academician Charles Nodier (1780-1844). Nodier was close friend of Dumas and great figure in the Romantic movement. Fine condition.

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Clinton, Bill (1946)

Signature matted with photograph

42. President of the United States. Signature and inscription “To Mary - Bill Clinton”. Piece of paper, probably removed from a book, 4.5 x 3.0 inch, n.p., n.d., mounted on a slightly larger piece of paper. Handsomely matted in gray with a photograph of Clinton to an overall of 7.75 x 11.75 inch. Both items removable affixed with photo corners.

Price: $ 280 / € 225

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Chagall, Marc (1887-1985)

Autograph letter signed

Russian-French artist. Autograph letter signed “Chagall”. 1p., 8.0 x 8.75 inch, 3 allée des Pins, (Paris) Boulogne, 1926 October 5. Addressed to the Gallery Briant-Robert. Chagall writes in French that the majority of his works are held by the Galerie Granoff. The gallery probably has invited Chagall to exhibit his works or perhaps to be published there, because the gallery was producing art books at the time. Indistinct signature at the foot of the page, possibly “Robert” offset from another document. Mailing folds, two pinholes near the top edge, a few light creases and marks, overall in good condition, with the large Chagall signature in excellent condition.

 

Price: $ 2,145 / € 1.650

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Pasteur, Louis (1822 -1895)

Fine content autograph letter signed “anthrax after vaccination”

French chemist and microbiologist, popularly known as the "father of microbiology". Autograph letter signed “L. Pasteur”. 1p., 5.0 x 8.0 inch, Paris, 1883 May 23. Addressed to the President of the Hérault Agricultural Society, who had experimented with his vaccinations against the anthrax of sheep. This fine letter deals with the duration of immunity against anthrax after vaccination. Mailing folds, minor stains on the left, else good condition. In May 1881, Pasteur performed a famous public experiment at Pouilly-le-Fort to demonstrate his concept of vaccination. He prepared two groups of 25 sheep, one goat and several cows. The animals of one group were twice injected, with an interval of 15 days, with an anthrax vaccine prepared by Pasteur; a control group was left unvaccinated. Thirty days after the first injection, both groups were injected with a culture of live anthrax bacteria. All the animals in the non-vaccinated group died, while all of the animals in the vaccinated group survived. The public reception was sensational.

Price: $ 2,925 / € 2.250

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Tolstoy, Leo (1828-1910)

Autograph note signed matted

Russian writer who is regarded as one of the greatest authors of all time. He received multiple nominations for Nobel Prize in Literature and for the Nobel Peace Prize, the fact he never won is a major Nobel prize controversy. Autograph note signed “To Charlie Straughan from Leo Tolstoy Jan. 18, 1896”. Card, 3.75 x 2.25 inch, no place, signed in dark black ink. Handsomely matted in gray with a photograph of Tolstoy to an overall of 7.75 x 11.75 inch. Both items removable affixed with photo corners. Card is slightly discolored, else fine condition. A perfect example of Tolstoy’s handwriting and signature.

 

 

Price: $ 3,090 / € 2.475

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Hauptmann, Gerhart (1862-1946)

Uncommon early postcard portrait signed

German dramatist and novelist. He is counted among the most important promoters of literary naturalism, though he integrated other styles into his work as well. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1912. Postcard portrait signed “Gerhart Hauptmann” and dated in his hand “Rovio d 26.4.99.”. Postcard, 5.5 x 4.0 inch, signed and dated in purple ink, a fine 1899 postcard reproducing an engraved portrait of Hauptmann. The portrait (by Hans Weyl, 1899) is captioned with Hauptmann's name, misspelled “Gerhard”, he has corrected this in the same purple ink. The verso of the card, addressed in another hand, is stamped and postmarked at Rovio, Switzerland the day it was signed. It has been mounted on a slightly larger piece of card, with a window cut in the verso displaying most of the verso of the postcard. One corner of the window frame has a postmarked stamp commemorating Hauptmann, this was issued in 1950. Minor handling wear, else good condition.

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Paganini, Niccolò (1782-1840)

Autograph note signed

Italian violinist, violist, guitarist, and composer. He was the most celebrated violin virtuoso of his time, and left his mark as one of the pillars of modern violin technique. Autograph note signed “Da Paganini La response de su…”. Part of a document,  2.75 x 1.5 inch, n.p., n.d. (Paris, about 1831), written in dark black ink. Handsomely matted in cream white with a photograph of Paganini to an overall of 6.75 x 9.75 inch. Both items removable affixed with photo corners. Good condition.

 

 

 

Price: $ 1,480 / € 1.190

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Fillmore, Millard (1800-1874)

Hand addressed signed envelope “free frank” AS PRESIDENT

13. President of the United States. Free frank signed “M. Fillmore”. 1p., address panel, 5.0 x 3.0 inch, Washington, (1850-1853), no post stamp, probably hand delivered. Addressed by a secretary to “Asbury Dickins Esq. Secry of the Senate”. Another free frank envelope with the same blue paper and with the same secretary handwriting was sold some years ago. It had a red wax seal of the President on verso, therefore I’m sure that the envelope was signed as President. Handsomely matted in gray with a photo of Fillmore to an overall of 7.75 x 11.75 inch. Both items removable affixed with photo corners. Fine condition. Asbury Dickins (1780–1861) was a United States government official who served as Secretary of the United States Senate from 1836 until shortly before his death in 1861.

 

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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.

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Mucha, Alphonse (1860-1939)

Postcard signed

Czech Art Nouveau painter and decorative artist, known best for his distinct style. He produced many paintings, illustrations, advertisements, postcards and designs. Signed postcard “Mucha”. 3.5 x 5.5 inch, n.p. n.d. Signed by the artist in black ink, colour postcard depicting “The Humble Will Revive”. In fine condition.

 

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Amin Dada, Idi (1923-2003)

Signed photograph with excellent provenance

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. Glossy signed photograph “I. Amin Dada”. 6.5 x 8.5 inch, n.p., n.d. (1976), signed in blue ballpoint. Enclosed is the correspondence between a German collector and the German embassy of the Republic of Uganda regarding the request for a signed photograph of Idi Amin. The last letter, dated February 10, 1976 reads: “I now have the pleasure to enclose herewith an autographed portrait of H.E. President Amin.” Handling wear, else good condition. A rare signed photo with excellent provenance.

 

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Edison, Thomas A. (1847-1931)

Large signed photograph

American inventor and businessman. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Vintage sepia photograph signed “Thos A Edison”. The image depicting the inventor in a formal half length pose. 7.0 x 10.5 inch (sight) and matted in gray – overall 10.75 x 14.25 inch. Signed in bold black fountain pen ink. Photograph by Walter Scott Shin of New York and signed by him in pencil to the lower border. Two spots on Edison’s head, minor bends, some slight scuffing just affecting the signature, else good condition.

 

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Diana, Princess of Wales (1961-1997)

One of the finest signed Christmas cards…

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”. Beautiful Royal Christmas card for 1994 signed by Princess Diana ("from Diana") to “Mr. Somerville,” (written in Diana’s hand at the top). 8.0 x 6.0 inch folded. Mounted sepia toned photograph of Diana with her two young sons, Princes William and Harry, gold embossed monogram on the front. In near mint condition. From the Estate of Mr. Philip Somerville (1930-2014). Somerville was one of Queen Elizabeth’s milliners from the early 1980s until he retired in 2008. His hats were also favored by Lady Diana and members of several European royal families.

Price: $ 1,450 / € 1.160

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Fokker, Anton Herman Gerard "Anthony" (1890-1939)

Signature matted with photograph

Dutch aviation pioneer and aircraft manufacturer. Signature “Fokker”. 4.25 x 1.0 inch, piece of paper, probably from a document. Mounted on a yellow 5.25 x 3.5 inch piece of paper, n.p., 1915. Signed in pencil by Fokker. Handsomely matted in gray with a photograph of Fokker to an overall of 7.75 x 11.75 inch. Both items removable affixed with photo corners. Fine condition.

Price: $ 410 / € 325

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