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Hahn, Otto (1879-1968)

Autograph letter signed to his wife

German chemist and pioneer in the fields of radioactivity and radiochemistry who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1944 for the discovery and the radiochemical proof of nuclear fission. Autograph letter signed “Otto”. 2pp., 6.5 x 7.75 inch, n.p., Freitag Abend, 1918 May 31. To his wife Edith in Berlin. In German: “Nur ganz kurz ein paar Zeilen. Ich bin hier sehr gut angekommen, wurde … von meinem Freund Rehfeldt an der Bahn abgeholt. Wir wohnen entzückend …Morgen früh fahre ich mit dem General per Auto nach Spa; er hat dort zu tun, und ich kann es bei dieser Gelegenheit gleich bequem sehen. Mit der elektrischen Bahn fährt man nämlich über 5/4 Stunden hin, das ist mir zuviel. Sehr anstrengen kann ich mich vorerst durchaus nicht ... Der ärztliche Antrag über 4 Wochen Nauheim geht morgen fort ... Hier ist alles reichlich vorhanden, nur Kaffee ist knapp. Ausser dem Morgenkaffee, den wir so kriegen, müssen wir jeden anderen Kaffee mit 30 Pfennig pro Tasse zahlen ... Hast Du mit Karl noch tüchtig gekneipt? War das gestern an unserem letzten Abend nicht wie verhext mit den vielen Besuchen? ... Komme Du jetzt aber auch mal etwas zur Ruhe; mit dem Garten und den Motten etc. hast Du noch immer reichlich zu tun ... Iss gut und lass Dirs gut gehen. Einen lieben Abschiedskuss, am Bahnhof hab ichs ja nicht gewagt trotz des dezenten Karl!" Mailing folds, else fine condition.

Price: $ 790 / € 610

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Voltaire, François-Marie Arouet (1694-1778)

Letter signed

François-Marie Arouet known by his nom de plume Voltaire, a French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher famous for his wit, his attacks on the established Catholic Church and Christianity as a whole, and his advocacy of freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and separation of church and state. Letter signed “Voltaire”. 2 ½ p. (bifolium), 6.25 x 7.75 inch, Chateau de Ferney, 1767 October 18. Written in French. Voltaire is advising the recipient that his name had been used as a signatory without his knowledge. Voltaire had unknowingly become party to a dispute involving repair of a trail, which had come to a standstill. Slightly toned, with bold integral page containing Voltaire's signature, small bits of paper loss at the bottom not affecting any text. Docketed on verso, with bits of mounting remnants along the integral fold. Else good with excellent signature.

Price: $ 5,450 / € 4.190

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Arthur, Chester A. (1829-1886)

Scarce letter signed as President

21. President of the United States. Letter signed as President “Chester A Arthur”. 1p. (double page), , 5.5 x 9.0 inch. Washington, 1884 March 28. Executive Mansion stationery. A letter, in a secretarial hand, signed by President Arthur to William H. Tefft, acknowledging receipt of the latter's letter. In full. “I am in receipt of your kind note of the 25th instant, and for your friendly interest and expressions I beg that you will accept my sincere thanks.” Slightly wrinkled with two horizontal folds, else good condition. William H. Tefft (1831-1898) was a long-time New York journalist who was a Republican who served in the New York State Assembly.

 

Price: $ 1,425 / € 1.090

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Monroe, James (1758-1831)

Autograph letter signed 

5. President of the United States. Autograph letter signed “Jas. Monroe”. 1p. (double page), 7.5 x 9.25 inch, n.p., 1794 August 25. In full: “Mr. Leavenworth will be pleased to send me five or six thousand livres by the bearer". Lightly toned, slight creasing and usual mail folds, two pieces of tape on verso. Monroe was appointed by George Washington to be his minister to France, and arrived there on July 31, 1794. Robespierre had been killed only a few days prior, and Monroe's reception at the Committee of Public Safety was brusque, given the circumstances. It is unknown what the requested amount of money was intended for.

Price: $ 940 / € 725

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Polk, James K. (1795-1849)

Fine autograph letter signed

11. President of the United States. Autograph letter signed “James K Polk”. 1p., 7.75 x 9.5 inch. House of Representatives, 1827 December 8. Then congressional representative for Tennessee, Polk inquires about the pension for a veteran constituent: In full: "I am requested to present to the proper departments, the enclosed testimony, in support of the application of James L. Crawford, late a soldier in the services of the U. States, to be placed on the invalid pension roll. When his application is decided on, please advise me of it." Crawford had served as a sergeant in the Tennessee Volunteers during the Creek War, enlisting in October of 1812, and was discharged in January 1814. Mailing folds, mounting residue on the edges on verso, else good condition.

Price: $ 1,790 / € 1.380

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Signac, Paul (1863-1935)

Autograph letter signed “… from the friend of the poet”

French Neo-Impressionist painter who, working with Georges Seurat, helped develop the Pointillist style. Autograph Letter Signed "P. Signac". 1p., 5.5 x 7.75 inch, n.p., 1912 April 8. Written in French, to an unknown recipient. In full, translated: "My dear friend, I've read and reread your beautiful book. It is luminous and well voiced. It is always a holiday for me to receive a book from you; from the friend of the poet. Thank you from the bottom of my heart". Mailing fold, else fine condition.

 

Price: $ 1,160 / € 890

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Ferrari, Enzo (1898-1988)

Typed letter signed

 Italian motor racing driver and entrepreneur, the founder of the Scuderia Ferrari Grand Prix motor racing team, and subsequently of the Ferrari automobile marque. Typed letter signed “Ferrari”. 1p., 8.25 x 11.0 inch, Ferrari horse logo letterhead. Modena, 1968 August 6. Letter in Italian to Solange Garcia-Darwin in France regarding an Assistance officer in Modena. In full: “Rispondo alla Sua lettera del 28 u.s. per informarLa che ho interessanto del caso la mia official di Assistenza di Modena che prederà contatto con Lei per consigliarLa sul de farsi.” Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Mailing folds, handling wear, else good condition.

Price: $ 950 / € 730

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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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Sousa, John Philip (1854-1932)

Signed photograph

American composer and conductor of the late Romantic era, known primarily for American military and patriotic marches. Because of his mastery of march composition, he is known as "The March King". Vintage signed photograph “John Philip Sousa 1905”. 3.25 x 5.5 inch, n.p., n.d. Signed by Sousa in dark black in the upper right corner. Handling and corner wear, else good condition.

 

 

Price: $ 390 / € 300

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Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)

Excellent signature from a check matted with photograph

16. President of the United States. Rare signature “A. Lincoln”. 1.75 x 0.75 inch, n.p., n.d. (about 1859/ 1860). Part of a check from the Springfield Marine & Fire Insurance Company (the blue lines are typical for this kind of Lincoln checks), signed in dark black ink by Lincoln. Handsomely matted in gray with a photograph of Lincoln to an overall of 7.75 x 11.75 inch. Both items removable affixed with photo corners. Good condition and affordable priced Lincoln signature.

 

Price: $ 4,850 / € 3.850

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Eugen, Prince of Savoy (1663-1736)

Rare letter signed by the “noble knight”

 General of the Imperial Army and statesman of the Holy Roman Empire and the Archduchy of Austria. One of the most successful military commanders in modern European history, rising to the highest offices of state at the Imperial court in Vienna. Letter signed in dark ink “Eugenio von Savoy”. 1p. (double-page), 9.0 x 13.25 inch. Vienna, 1731 November 28. Addressed to Wolfgang Eberhard von Dalberg in Mannheim. In German, in part: “…Mich erfreut nicht wenig aus dero an mich lezt abzulassen beliebten schreiben zu ersehen, daß Sie das angesuchte Kays: geheimbe Raths-patent erhalten … würden…“ Mailing folds, handling wear, else goodcondition. This letter is entered in the Register nationally valuable archives. He is free to sell, but cannot, or only with special permission, carried out of Germany. Ask for more information.

Price: $ 975 / € 750

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Hitchcock, Alfred (1899-1980)

Signed self-portrait sketch matted with photograph

Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock - English film director and producer. Often nicknamed "The Master of Suspense", he pioneered many elements of the suspense and psychological thriller genres. Original signed self-portrait sketch “Alfred J Hitchcock”. 1p., page from a book (A. Hitchcock’s Haunted Houseful), 6.25 x 7.5 inch, n.p., n.d. His immediately recognizable profile drawn and signed in green felt-tip pen. Handsomely matted in gray with a photograph of Hitchcock to an overall of 11.75 x 15.75 inch. Both items removable affixed with photo corners. Fine condition.

Price: $ 1,235 / € 950

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Paderewski, Ignacy Jan (1860-1941)

Signed photograph

Polish pianist and composer, politician and spokesman for Polish independence. Vintage postcard photo signed in fountain pen “I. J. Paderewski”. 3.25 x 5.25 inch. N.p., n.d. Handling wear, some silvering to the image, mounting residue on verso, else good condition.

Price: $ 510 / € 390

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Wellesley, Arthur (1769-1852)

Rare signed engraving

1st Duke of Wellington was an Anglo-Irish soldier and statesman and one of the leading military and political figures of 19th-century Britain. His defeat of Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815 put him in the top rank of Britain's military heroes. Engraved portrait signed “Wellington”. 11.25 x 14.0 inch, 9.25 x 12.0 inch visible, matted in cream-colored to an overall of 11.75 x 15.75. Engraving is removable affixed with photo corners. Below image printed “Engraved by H. T. Ryall Historical Engraver to the Queen” and “From M. Claudets Daguerreotype Portrait”. Signed in black ink by Wellesley. Strong breaks at the top, minor hole in the middle of engraving, probably slightly trimmed, else good condition.

Price: $ 1,010 / € 780

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Mitchell, Margaret (1900-1949)

Handwritten return address

American author and journalist. One novel by Mitchell was published during her lifetime, the American Civil War-era novel, Gone with the Wind. Handwritten return address, part of an envelope “Mrs. John March 1268 Piedmont Ave. N.E. Atlanta Ga.” 4.25 x 2.0 inch, written by Mitchell in dark black ink. Margaret Mitchell Marsh moved to the Della Manta Apartments at Piedmont Ave. in 1939, shortly before the movie debut of "Gone With the Wind" and lived there until her death Aug. 16, 1949. Handsomely matted in gray with a photograph of M. Mitchell to an overall of 7.75 x 11.75 inch. Both items removable affixed with photo corners. Fine condition.

 

Price: $ 635 / € 490

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Lewis, Sinclair (1885-1951)

Fine content typed letter signed

American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright. In 1930, he became the first writer from the United States to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature.Typed letter signed “Sinclair Lewis”. 1p., 5.5 x 9.0 inch, Hotel Eden Pallanza (Italy) stationery. 1921, October 24 (Received 14 ’21 written in pencil) at the top. To “My dear Prins”. In full: “We have scattered, haven’t we? since that night of magic in New York. Your letter came from Seattle, Van Loon is teaching at Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio, and I am spending the winter in Italy. Thanks so much for the more than nice things you wrote about ‘Main Street.’ I hope you like the next book as well – I am working on it now. Thought it is divinely possible to drink to your health and success in chianti, I am glad to do it with a cup of the wonderful Zeda chocolate which is made in this neighborhood.” Mailing folds, handling wear, else good condition. Main Street is generally considered to be Lewis's most significant and enduring work.

Price: $ 440 / € 340

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Kennedy, John F. (1917-1963)

Menu signed and matted with photograph

35. President of the United States. Menu signed “John Kennedy”. 2pp. (double page), 6.0 x 9.0 inch. Menu for the Jackson Day Dinner held on March 22, 1958. Signed by JFK in dark blue ballpoint. Additional signed by Iowa Governor Herschel Loveless (1911-1989) in blue ballpoint. Collector’s annotation under Kennedy’s signature. Handsomely matted in gray with a photograph of JFK to an overall of 11.75 x 15.75 inch. Both items removable affixed with photo corners. Minor handling wear, else fine 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: $ 2,015 / € 1.550

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Warhol, Andy (1928-1987)

Signature

American artist, director and producer who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. Fine signature “Andy Warhol”. 1.5 x 6.5 inch, n.p., n.d. Signed in dark black felt tip pen. Mounted on glossy paper, probably a page from an exhibition catalog. Overall 8.5 x 4.5 inch, fine condition.

Price: $ 525 / € 410

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George VI., King (1895-1952)

Autograph letter signed

King of Great Britain – reigned from 1936-1952. Autograph letter signed “Albert”. 2pp. (recto and verso), 4.75 x 7.5 inch, London, 1916 March 18, Buckingham Palace stationery, embossed red seal at the top. To “My dear Godfrey”. In full: “I am writing to thank you for having made all the arrangements for yesterday and for coming with me. I think it went off very well. Papa wishes me to thank you for your letter to him. I heard from Harcourt this morning who asked me to go and shoot with him one day at the Range. I hope they won’t all ask me in turn, as it would take up all my spare time, which is not very much. I expect I shall see you next week at the entertainment.” Left border slightly discolored, else fine condition.

Price: $ 585 / € 450

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Papen, Franz von (1879-1969)

Autograph note signed

German nobleman, General Staff officer and politician. He served as Chancellor of Germany in 1932 and as Vice-Chancellor under Adolf Hitler in 1933–34. Autograph note signed “FranzvPapen”. Card, 8.0 x 5.0 inch, Vienna, 1935 October 30. “Der ausserordentliche Gesandte und Bevollmächtigte Minister des Deutschen Reiches in besonderer Mission” letterhead. Thank you note in German: “Hocherfreut über Deine herzlichst und treue Gedanken zu meinem Geburtstag, danke ich von Herzen.” Handling wear, else fine condition.

Price: $ 260 / € 200

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Blyton, Enid (1897-1968)

Signed card with photograph

English children's writer whose books have been among the world's best-sellers since the 1930s, selling more than 600 million copies. Signed note “Enid Blyton”. 1p., 4.0 x 2.0 inch, n.p., n.d., printed “An Autograph for ‘Veronica’ (in Blyton’s hand) With Love From”. Mounted on a yellow card to an overall of 5.75 x 4.0 inch. Fine.

 

Price: $ 415 / € 320

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Diana, Princess of Wales (1961-1997)

Hand addressed envelope matted with photograph

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”. Hand addressed envelope, 6.5 x 4.25 inch, London, 1992 September 8 (postmark). Addressed in Lady Diana’s hand: “R(oger) Chubb Esq. Trehill House, Kenn, Exeter, Devon”. Handsomely matted in gray with a photograph of Diana to an overall of 7.75 x 11.75 inch. Both items removable affixed with photo corners. Mint condition. Roger Chubb (born 1943) - director of several UK dance companies including the English National Ballet School, Ltd.

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Victoria, Augusta (1858-1921)

Autograph letter signed

The last German empress and queen of Prussia by marriage to Wilhelm II, German Emperor. Autograph letter signed “Victoria”. 3pp., (double-page), fine embossed crown at the top, 5.5 x 8.5 inch, Potsdam Stadtschloss, 1907 May 3. To “Dear Saja”. In German, Victoria sends her blessings on the confirmation day of Saja’s child and sends some gifts. Also included is a fine cabinet-card-photograph (unsigned) of Victoria with five of her children, Photo by Selle & Kuntze, Potsdam. Fine condition.

 

Price:  $ 310 / € 240

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de Lesseps, Ferdinand (1805-1894)

Autograph letter signed on Suez Canal stationery

French diplomat and later developer of the Suez Canal, which in 1869 joined the Mediterranean and Red Seas, substantially reducing sailing distances and times between Europe and East Asia. Autograph letter signed “Ferd. de Lesseps”. 1p., 8.25 x 10.5 inch, Compagnie Universelle du Canal Maritime de Suez letterhead, 1862 June 4. Untranslated letter to Madame la Comtesse de Bourzac. In fine condition, with intersecting folds and scattered light creasing. Uncommon on Suez Canal stationery.

 

Price: $ 625 / € 480

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Baker, Josephine (1906-1975)

Signature matted with photograph

American-born French dancer, singer and actress. Signature “Josephine Baker”. 1p., piece of paper with “China” printed in the upper left corner, 7.25 x 4.7.5 inch. Additional salutation in Baker’s hand: “Avec mes meilleurs souvenir” and dated by her “1946”. Handsomely matted in green with a photograph to an overall of 8.25 x 11.5 inch. Good condition.

 

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George III., King (1738-1820)

Autographed letter signed by the last “King of the United States”

King of Great Britain and Ireland who reigned from 1760 until his death. Autographed letter signed as King “G.R.”. 1p., 7.25 x 9.0 inch, 1783 March 6, letter written from the "Queen's House". In part: "Lord Sidney must approve of the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland's proposal of adding a Prelate to the Order of St. Patrick…I perfectly approve of the E of Arran being appointed one of the original Knights of the Order on the E of Antrim being declined it. Ld. Sidney will make out a proper Warrant for the E. of Antrim as one of the Knights on the first Establishment." In fine condition. Arthur Gore, 2nd Earl of Arran, was invested as one of the original sixteen Knights of the Order of St. Patrick in 1783, after Randal MacDonnell, Earl of Antrim, declined to join the order because he was already a Knight Companion of the Order of the Bath, and it was not permitted to hold both knighthoods.

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Baden-Powell, Robert (1857-1941)

Signature mounted with photograph

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. Fine signature “Robert Baden Powell Xmas 1924”. 1p., 4.75 x 3.0 inch, n.p., n.d. Signed in dark black ink. Photo corner mounted on cardboard with a photograph of Baden Powell to an overall of 8.75 x 6.0 inch. Fine condition.

Price: $ 295 / € 230

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Lagerlöf, Selma (1858-1940)

Signed photograph

Swedish author. She was the first female writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature and is best remembered for her children's book “The Wonderful Adventures of Nils Holgersson”. Signed photograph “Selma Lagerlöf”. Card, 5.5 x 3.5 inch, n.p., n.d. Mint condition.

 

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Victoria, Queen (1819-1901)

Fine document signed

Partly-printed Document signed “Victoria R.”. 1p., 16.0 x 11.75 inch, 1897 September 1. Queen Victoria appoints Cyril Claude Tuck as "an Officer in Our Volunteer Forces" with the rank of lieutenant. Signed in the upper left by the queen, and countersigned in the lower right by Secretary of State for War, the Marquess of Lansdowne. Blue paper seal remains affixed below the signature. In very good to fine condition.

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Shackleton, Ernest H. (1874-1922)

Signed card from his visit to Munich

Polar explorer who led three British expeditions to the Antarctic, and one of the principal figures of the period known as the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration. Postcard photograph signed “E.H Shackleton”. 5.5 x 3.5 inch, Munich, 1910 January 21 (postmark). Artist lithograph - Heinrich Kley (1863-1945): Munich, Bavaria with Ruhmeshalle. Fine condition. Rare document from his visit to Munich, shortly after his famous Antarctic expedition (Nimrod Expedition 1907–09).

Price: $ 1,070 / € 825

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Schnitzler, Arthur (1862-1931)

Signed postcard

Austrian author and dramatist. Signed postcard “Arthur Schnitzler München 10.12.(1)910”. Postcard, 3.5 x 5.5 inch, Munich, 1910 December 10. Signed and dated by Schnitzler in pencil, photo shows the “Maximilianeum” in Munich. Stain upper right corner, else good condition.

Price: $ 225 / € 175

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Grieg, Edvard (1843-1907)

Excellent signed photograph

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. Postcard photograph signed “Edvard Grieg” and dated in his hand “München (Munich) 6/4 07”. 3.5 x 5.5 inch, Munich 1907 April 6 (postmark and written by Grieg). Artist lithograph - Heinrich Kley (1863-1945): Munich, view of the Maximilianeum. Fine condition. His last concerts were played by Grieg in 1907 (Oslo, Copenhagen, Munich, Berlin and Kiel). A fine and rare document from his year of death.

 

Price: $ 1,190 / € 925

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Kelly, Grace (1929-1982)

Vintage signed photograph

American film actress and Princess of Monaco as the wife of Prince Rainier III. Vintage postcard photograph signed “Grace Kelly”. 3.5 x 5.5 inch, n.p., n.d., signed with a ballpoint pen. Near mint condition.

Price: $ 960 / € 740

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Borglum, Gutzon (1867-1941)

Typed letter signed “A-MEN”

John Gutzon de la Mothe Borglum was a Danish-American artist and sculptor famous for creating the monumental presidents' heads at Mount Rushmore, South Dakota. Typed letter signed “Gutzon Borglum”. 1p., 6.0 x 8.0 inch, personal letterhead, 1917 January 31. Brief letter to John A. Stewart, in full: "A-MEN, to all you say I add amen, and then some." In fine condition, with light show-through from four pieces of mounting tape on the reverse.

 

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Mandela, Nelson (1918-2013)

Signed photo of a young Mandela

South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist, who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. Semi-glossy postcard photograph signed “N. Mandela 9.12.96”. 4.0 x 5.75 inch, photo of a young Mandela at the African National Congress conference in 1951, signed on his image in thin black felt tip. In fine condition, with a couple of light surface scuffs.

 

Price: $ 1,190 / € 925

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Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)

Scallop-topped ship’s pass signed as President

7. President of the United States. Partly-printed vellum Document signed as president “Andrew Jackson”. 1p., 10.75 x 15.0 inch, 1833  November 11. Scallop-topped ship's pass issued for "the Ship Wilmington & Liverpool Packet, Alexander Russell master or commander…To Pass with her Company, Passengers, Goods and Merchandize without any hinderance, seisure or molestation." Signed at the conclusion by President Jackson and countersigned by Secretary of State Edward Livingston (1764-1836). The white paper seal remains affixed to the lower left corner. In fine condition, with a small hole to the right of the vignettes.

Price: $ 1,875 / € 1.445

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Hitler, Adolf (1889-1945)

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

Austrian-born German politician who was the leader of the Nazi Party (German: Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei - NSDAP). He was chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer (leader) of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. Partly Printed Document Signed “Adolf Hitler”. 1p., 8.25 x 11.75 inch. Berlin, 1935 August 30. Countersigned by Field Marshal Werner von Blomberg (1878-1946), Nazi Minister of War and commander-in-chief of the armed forces, 1935-1938. In German. Hitler, acting “in the name of the Reich”, appoints Georg Klemm to be a major. Document bears a large blind-embossed Nazi eagle seal. Hitler and von Blomberg have signed with bold fountain pen. The document has the typical filing holes, otherwise excellent condition. Uncommon and rare signed document, especially in this fine condition. We reject Nazism in any form! Nevertheless we offer autographs of this kind, because it is an important part of the history of the 20th Century. To the extent applicable to those affected by German law, particularly § 86a StGB, historical and military items from or relating to the period and personalities of the German Third Reich are offered for only purposes of education and research regarding historical events and military history. Clients who purchase such items agree that they will not use them for propaganda or other purposes that would be punishable under § 86a StGB.

Price: $ 2,750 / € 2.125

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Churchill, Winston S. (1874-1965)

Fine photograph signed

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill was a British politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. Widely regarded as one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th century. Handsome signed Photograph “Winston S. Churchill”. Black and white Photograph, 5.5 x 7.5 inch, matted in red velvet to an overall of 8.5 x 12.5 inch, n.p., n.d, signed in black ink by Churchill in the bottom left corner. Photo slightly wavy, cardboard on the back somewhat scraped off, else good condition. Uncommon full length photo.

 

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

Photograph signed

German film director, producer, screenwriter, editor, photographer, actress and dancer. Vintage signed postcard photograph “Leni Riefenstahl”. 3.5 x 5.5 inch, n.p., n.d. signed in black felt tip pen, fine condition.

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Blücher, Gebhard Leberecht von (1742-1819)

Letter signed with holograph salutation…

Fürst von Wahlstatt, Prussian Generalfeldmarschall (field marshal) who most notably led his army against Napoleon I. at the Battle of the Nations at Leipzig in 1813 and the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, in alliance with the Duke of Wellington. Letter signed “gantz Ergebenster Freund und gehorsamster Diener Blücher”. 1p., 7.25 x 8.75 inch, Stargard, 1818 June 3. Addressed to colonel von Ebra regarding his congratulation to his promotion. In German: “Indem ich Ew Hochwohlgeboren zu dem längst verdienten Avancement zum Obersten … aufrichtig gratuliere, danke ich Dieselben für Ihren Glückwunsch den Sie mir bezeugt haben, und bitte die Versicherung dahin zu nehmen, daß ich jede Gelegenheit sowohl Dieselben, als das Dero Befehl anvertraute Corps Officier dienstbereitwillig zu sein, gerne benutzen werde…“ Mounting residue on the left edge on verso, slightly visible on recto, else good condition. Enclosed a second autograph, a document signed by his son Franz Graf Blücher von Wahlstatt (1814).

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Diana, Princess of Wales (1961-1997)

Signed photograph

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”. Excellent signed photograph “Diana 1993”. No place, 1993, 10.0 x 7.25 inch color photograph on his original 12.0 x 10.0 inch photographers mount. The Princess of Wales seated centrally with her staff, signed and dated by Diana in black ink on the mount. Fine condition.

Price: $ 1,980 / € 1.525

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Edward VIII., King (1894-1972) & Lloyd George, David (1863-1945)

Photograph signed by both

Edward VIII. - 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. David Lloyd George - British Liberal politician. His most important role came as the highly energetic Prime Minister of the Wartime Coalition Government (1916–22). He was a major player at the Paris Peace Conference of 1919 that reordered Europe after the defeat of the Central Powers. Rare signed black and white photograph “Edward P” as Duke of Windsor and “D Lloyd George”. N.p., n.d. (1919), 7.0 x 10.5 inch. Photo was taken by Vandyk, 24 April 1919. Signed by both in black ink. Edward VIII. signature dark and fine, Lloyd George signature slightly faded. Probably slightly trimmed, minor discoloration at the edges, else good condition. Rare combination.

Price: $ 985 / € 760

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Nansen, Fridtjof (1861-1930)

Autographed letter signed

Norwegian explorer, scientist, diplomat, humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize laureate (1922). Autographed letter signed “Fridtjof Nansen”. 1p. (double page), 5.75 x 8.25 inch, “Delegation de Norvege” letterhead. Genf (Geneve), 1929 September 27. Written in blue ink to Mrs. Gyömöres-Almares, in German: “Hochverehrte Frau Gyömöres-Almares Ich wünsche nur dass es mir möglich wäre eine Einleitung für das interessante Buch zu schreiben; leider ist aber meine Zeit so stark belastet, dass es mir unmöglich wird, was ich sehr bedaure. Und es tut mir weh, dass ich nicht anders antworten kann. Mit vorzüglicher Hochachtung Ihr ergebener”. Horizontal mailing fold, area of paper loss to the left edge which is repaired with a piece of paper inside the double page, else good condition.

Price: $ 825 / € 660

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Guevara, Ernesto "Che" (1928-1967)

Very rare typed letter signed

Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, guerrilla leader, diplomat, military theorist and a major figure of the Cuban Revolution. Captured during a 1967 campaign in Bolivia, he was executed on the following day and instantly attained status as a martyr and one of the most revered and influential political revolutionaries of the 20th century. Rare typed letter signed “Che”. 1p., thin paper, 8.5 x 10.75 inch. Embossed “BANCO NACIONAL DE CUBA LA HABANA, CUBA” letterhead. Havana (Cuba), 1960 December 31. Addressed to “Sr. Administrador del Central José Arechabala”. In this letter Che is discussing a difficult situation related to the Cuban currency and circulation. In Spanish (untranslated):”Senor: La extraordinaria salida de moneda fraccionaria de nuestras bóvedas nos obligó a tomar medidas para su distribución, con el ob jeto de frenar el atesoramiento de la misma port parte de elementos interesados en crear problemas a la circulación. No obstante, esta mos en el deber de informale que debemos defender las existencias que nos quedan hasta tanto sean recibidas las acunanciones ordena—das. En mérito a los principios de coordinación que require la defense de los intereses generals de la Nación, nos dirigimos a – usted para que se sirva disponer que las nóminas que deban pagar – las industrias de ese Consolidado, lo hagan por cantidades redon – das, acumulando las fracciones de centavos de cada pago para ser – liquidado en pesos, en la forma que estimen màs conveniente a su – contabilidad. El procedimiento expuesto nos daría tiempo para recibir las acunanciones solicitadas y con ello reseolver el problema. La muy valiosa labor que pueda usted realizar será el fac—tor determinante para obviar eficazmente la demanda de monedas di-visionaria para el pago de la nómina. En la seguridad de que habrá que cooperar con este Banco – considerando al mismo tiempo la urgencia en llegar a resultados positives, aprovechamos esta oportunidad para darle las gracias y quedar de usted.” Mailing folds, punch holes at top, stained. Text and signature dark. The letter is accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Anything signed by Che as President of the National Bank is rare and virtually not obtainable. Following the Cuban Revolution of the 1950s, the new authorities famously appointed Guevara as President of the National Bank of Cuba. Despite his status, the activist in him disliked his official governmental duties, leading him to sign letters such as this solely as “Che”.

Price: $ 2,535 / € 1.950

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Adenauer, Konrad (1876-1967)

Rare autographed letter signed to actress Lucy Millowitsch

European statesman who served as the first post-war Chancellor of West Germany from 1949 to 1963. Rare autographed letter signed “K. Adenauer”. 1p. (double page), 6.25 x 8.0 inch. Rhöndorf, 1949 December 21. Written in black ink, in German: “Liebes Fräulein Millowitsch! Herzlichst danke ich Ihnen für Ihren lieben Brief und die schöne Karte. Ich wünsche Ihnen auch ein gesegnetes Weihnachsfest und alles Gute für 1950. Mit vielen Grüßen.” Translated: “Dear Miss Millowitsch! I sincerely thank you for your dear letter and the beautiful card. I also wish you a blessed Christmas and all the best for 1950. With many greetings.” Mailing fold, else fine condition. Lucy Millowitsch (1905-1990) was a German actress, stage author, director of the Millowitsch-Theater in Cologne and sister of famous actor Willy Millowitsch. Adenauer is uncommon handwritten letters.

Price: $ 660 / € 525

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Ludwig II., King (1845-1886)

Early document signed by the Fairy tale King (Neuschwanstein)

Ludwig II. was King of Bavaria from 1864 until his death. He is sometimes called the Swan King and “der Märchenkönig” - the Fairy tale King. He also held the titles of Count Palatine of the Rhine, Duke of Bavaria, Duke of Franconia, and Duke in Swabia. He succeeded to the throne aged only 18 and is famous for the construction of two lavish palaces and the fantastic Neuschwanstein Castle. Partly printed document signed “Ludwig”, 1p., 8.0 x 13.5 inch, fine paper seal, Schloß Berg (Berg Castle), 1869 May 12. Patent for Leo Leeb as “Landwehr Unterlieutenant”. Signed in dark black ink by Ludwig and countersigned by the general secretary. Ludwig used Berg castle as his summer residence, moving here regularly every year on 11 May and performing the business of state from it. Mailing folds, else fine condition.

Price: $ 1,365 / € 1.050

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Luitpold, Prince Regent (1821-1912)

Document signed

Prince Regent of Bavaria and de facto ruler of Bavaria from 1886 to 1912, due to the incapacity of his nephews, King Ludwig II. for three days and King Otto for 26 years. Partly printed document signed. 1p., 8.25 x 13.0 inch, Munich, 1890 December 23. Fine paper seal at the bottom. Decree for Leo Leeb. Mailing folds, else fine condition.

Price: $ 290 / € 225

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Garibaldi, Giuseppe (1807-1882)

Autographed letter signed

Italian general, politician and nationalist who played a large role in the history of Italy and considered one of the greatest generals of modern times. Autographed letter signed “G. Garibaldi”. 1p., 8.0 x 10.0 inch, Caprera 1865 March 25. Addressed to Mr. James Howard. In English, in full: “I should most assuredly have replied to your letters if I had received them, for I shall never forget the kind welcome that I received at your magnificent establishment, and from your dear family. One of your ordinary ploughs I will accept with gratitude, but for a steam plough land would not be found suitable at Caprera. I therefore thank you and your fine workmen with all my heart for your generous offer. I prefer to address my letter to you in England, and I beg you to present my most affectionate wishes to your amiable family. I am – for life – your devotedly. I believe that we saluted the Ripon on your passage. Remember me kindly to Capt. Rogers when you see him.” Mailing folds, minor fold breaks expertly repaired, else good condition.

Price: $ 875 / € 675

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Eliot, Thomas S. (1888-1965)

Fine typed letter signed with interesting literary content

British essayist, publisher, playwright, literary and social critic and "one of the twentieth century's major poets", awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948. Fine typed letter signed „T.S. Eliot“. 1p., 7.25 x 9.5 inch, Faber and Faber Limited, Russell Square, London stationery, 1951, April 4. Addressed to Maurice Carpenter in Somerset. In full: „I am sorry fort he delay in reporting on the collection of poems you sent with your letter of February 3rd. I was well impressed by your poems, and sent them for further reading. Since then, I have had to be away from business for reasons of health, and find that while your poems have certainly impressed the readers, they are, on the whole, averse to taking these on for the reason that we now have to confine our poetry list within limits, owing to the very high cost and the small demand. I feel sure that your poems merit publication, and I think that the present selection will have much better chances than The Tall Interpreter. The volume is decidedly on the short side, and I suggest that in writing to any publisher, you should mention that you are prepared to add further poems to this self-contained series“. Mailing folds, some light overall creasing and a few minor tears to the edges, else good condition. A letter of interesting literary content.

Price: $ 860 / € 690

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

Fine autographed letter signed

American scout, bison hunter and showman. Autographed letter signed “W. F. Cody”. 1p., 6.0 x 9.0 inch. The Rensselaer Hotel, Troy, New York, 1907 July 7. Addressed to Joseph T. McCaddon regarding his dire financial situation. In full:  "As per your telegram of yesterday. That you would send me a check for $5000 tomorrow Monday. Instead of sending me the check, if you will use it by kindly sending it with someone tomorrow Monday to take up my note for 5000 at the Astor Trust Company Bank. And if you will please telegraph me on receipt of this so as to relieve my mind, I will be very much obliged. I enclose the ck for $75 - to pay the interest.” Mailing folds, two punch holes to upper margin, light yellowing to paper, else good condition. Together with a typed letter from Astor Trust Company and three Western Union Telegrams from McCaddon, two addressed to Cody and one to F.B. Hutchinson.

Price: $ 1,685 / € 1.350

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Mitchell, Margaret (1900-1949)

Fine typed letter signed

American author and journalist. One novel by Mitchell was published during her lifetime, the American Civil War-era novel, Gone with the Wind. Typed letter signed “Margaret M. March”. 1p., 7.0 x 11.0 inch, Atlanta, Georgia 1939 March 1, personal stationery, signed in dark black ink. Addressed to Mrs. Mills. In full: “I am returning the clippings which I enjoyed so much. Thank you for letting me see them.” Mailing folds, slightly discolored and handling wear, else good condition.

 

Price: $ 1,065 / € 820

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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.     

 

 

 

Price: $ 410 / € 315

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Dalí, Salvador (1904-1989)

Beautiful large etching signed

Untitled dry point etching of Hermes signed “Dali”. 1p., 10.5 x 14.5 inch, n.p., n.d. Signed in pencil by Dali below right corner of image. Limited edition, numbered 85/150. Uneveness of tone due to previous framing, minor mark upper right corner, else good condition.

 

 

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Lessing, Theodor (1872-1933)

Autographed postcard double signed „This time is like a madhouse”

German Jewish philosopher, assassinated by Sudeten German Nazi sympathizers Autographed postcard signed „Th. Lg.“ and „Prof. Lessing“. Postcard, 4.0 x 5.75 inch, Marienbad (Czechoslovakia), 1933 May 18 (postmark). Addressed by Lessing to „Graf Adolf Dubsky, Schloss Ziadlowitz, Loschitz, Mähren“. In German, in full: „Werter Herr Graf, - Dank für die Nachricht. Das helle weisse Schloss lockt. Ich werde nicht verfehlen am Ende Juni es aufzusuchen. Den Brünner Vortrag über die Juden kann ich leider nicht senden, da ich ihn nicht aufgeschrieben habe. Interessant ist diese Zeit … ja, aber so wie ein Narrenhaus. Gute Fahrt und Dank“. Translated: „Dear Count, - Thanks for the news. The bright white castle lures. I will not miss to visit it at the end of June. Unfortunately, I can not send the Brünner lecture on the Jews, because I have not written it down. Interesting is this time ... yes, but like a madhouse. Good trip and thanks ". At that time, Lessing could not have foreseen that only a few weeks later he would fall prey to some fanatics of the "Narrenhaus (madhouse)". The prospective Lessing had fled to Czechoslovakia on March 1, and settled down in Mariánské Lázně, where he was by no means safe: he was shot by national socialist fanatics on August 30, 1933. A fine handwritten postcard with excellent content.

Price: $ 830 / € 640

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Guevara, Ernesto "Che" (1928-1967)

Rare signed document

Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, guerrilla leader, diplomat, military theorist and a major figure of the Cuban Revolution. Captured during a 1967 campaign in Bolivia, he was executed on the following day and instantly attained status as a martyr and one of the most revered and influential political revolutionaries of the 20th century. Visually striking partly-printed document signed. In Spanish, signed with his usual small “che”. 1p, 15.75 x 12.0 inch, n.p., September 1962, Ministry of Industry Honorable Mention Certificate awarded to Arturo Benitez Navarro. Signed by Guevara as Minister of Industries. Uniform toning, small closed tear at the left edge, minor stains and probably slightly trimmed. Signature is strong and fine. Guevara was at the very top of Castro's government when this document was signed, serving as minister of industries and president of the Cuban National Bank. Despite his status, the activist in him disliked his official governmental duties, leading him to sign documents such as this solely as “Che”. A rare document!

Price: $ 2,275 / € 1.750

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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.

Price: $ 1,625 / € 1.250

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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: $ 1,090 / € 850

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Wayne, John (1907-1979)

Autographed letter signed – a short rhyme in Wayne’s hand

Marion Mitchell Morrison, better known by his stage name John Wayne, was an American film actor, director, producer, academy award-winner and American icon. Autographed letter signed “John Wayne”. Wedding Card, 4.5 x 6.0 inch (folded), n.p., 1978. Wedding card of congratulations by Wayne on the occasion of a 50th wedding anniversary. In full: “Dear Virl + Emma – you are the envy of many and have the Good Will of All". Boldly written and signed by Wayne and in near mint condition. Together with a photo card of Wayne (printed signature). Highly uncommon Wayne autograph.

Price: $ 1,485 / € 1.190

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Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848)

Fine autographed letter signed

6. President of the United States. Autographed Letter Signed as U.S. Representative “J.Q. Adams”. 1p., 8.0 x 10.0 inch, with blank integral leaf. Washington, 1836 February 20. To Anthony Collamore, Esq., regarding the pension claim of a widow. In full: "The papers in the case of Mrs. Elizabeth Gundeway have been returned to me from the War Department with the enclosed Letter (not present) from the Commissioner of Pensions whence I regret to perceive that the claim is considered as inadmissible. I enclose also conformably to your desire three printed blanks being the regulations of the County Land Office”. Mailing folds, slightly toned, handling and corner wear, small mounting remnants on verso of integral leaf, else good condition and boldly written and signed. After losing his bid for a second term as President in 1828, Adams was elected to the House of Representatives in 1830, where he served for the rest of his life, fighting tirelessly for the abolition of slavery.

Price: $ 1,375 / € 1.100

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Harrison, Benjamin (1833-1901)

Autographed letter signed “…bad habit of becoming big girls before you know it”

23. President of the United States. Autographed letter signed “Benj. Harrison”. 1p., 4.0 x 6.25 inch, 674 North Delaware Street letterhead, 1896 July 9. Letter to Ruth Sadler, in full: "I am very sorry that your kind letter has remained so long unanswered. I remember the incident of the flag but would not I fear know you if I should see you again - for little girls have such a bad habit of becoming big girls before you know it. I am sorry that neither my wife nor I have a photograph that we could send you. Instead please accept this with my kind regards and good wishes." In fine condition.

 

Price: $ 960 / € 770

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Elizabeth II., Queen (1926)

Appealing signed photograph

Queen of the United Kingdom since 1952. Appealing color matte-finish photo of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip posing with their children and dogs outside. 7.25 x 9.25 inch, n.p., 1957. Signed in the lower border in black ink "Elizabeth R 1957". In very good to fine condition, slightly trimmed, some light toning from prior display, and some light spotty staining in the signature area.

 

Price: $ 1,280 / € 1.025

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