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Cleveland, Grover (1837-1908)

Large signed photograph

22. and 24. President of the United States. Signed photograph "Grover Cleveland Oct 30. 1907". 9.0 x 11.5 inch, no place. Signed in pencil. A fine photo of Cleveland sitting in a chair. PSA/ DNA Letter Of Authenticity is included, the PSA / DNA description from 2006 describes the photo as framed, but I removed the photo from the frame for a better handling. Probably slightly trimmed, slightly discolored and a minor closed tear at the top which is expertly repaired on verso, else good condition.

 

 

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Churchill, Winston S. (1874-1965)

Fine typed letter 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. Fine typed letter signed “Winston S. Churchill”. 1 page, 7.5 x 9.5 inch, 1957 April 20, on his Chartwell, Westerham, Kent stationery. Addressed to Godfrey N.R. Morgan, Esq. In full: “Dear Mr. Morgan, In my position as Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports it falls to me to appoint a Foundation Governor for Sir Roger Manwood’s Grammar School, Sandwich, for the tri-ennial period beginning on April 1, 1957. I fell it would be most fitting if you would accept this appointment, of which you already have considerable experience. Perhaps you would let me know what you think.” Punch hole at the top, mailing fold, else fine condition.

Price: $ 2,535 / € 1.950

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Frederick I. (1657-1713)

Rare autograph letter signed by the first King of Prussia

Was (as Frederick III.) Elector of Brandenburg (1688–1713) and Duke of Prussia in personal union (Brandenburg-Prussia). The latter function he upgraded to royalty, becoming the first King in Prussia (1701–1713). Rare autograph letter signed “Friedrich R.”. 1 page, bifolium, 10.0 x 8 inch (unfolded), no place, 1704 August 26. Addressed to “Chambellandt de Cameke”. In German, in full: Lieber Kameke (?), Es ist mir hertzlich leidt dass Unglück so Du gehabt hast, Ich wünsche dass dieses Schreiben Euch wieder völlig (?) besser finde, und ihret Dich dankbar hat (?) wieder bei mir zu kommen, der Ich im dessen lebenslang bin, derselbe ehrwürdige … König.“ Red wax seal intact. Mounted on cardboard, slightly discolored, verso with an old typed note regarding the letter, dated June 1949. Else good condition. Rare in autograph letter signed.

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Garland, Judy (1922-1969)

Bank check signed

American singer and actress (particularly the classic “The Wizard of Oz”). Bank check signed “Judy Garland”. 6.25 x 2.75 inch, 1951 December 24. Boldly filled out in another hand and signed by Garland. Payable to Tishman Realty & Construction Co. Inc. for $264.50. In fine condition.

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Joseph I., Franz (1830-1916)

Autograph document signed re: death of Archduke Joseph

Emperor of Austria, Apostolic King of Hungary, King of Bohemia, King of Croatia, King of Galicia and Lodomeria and Grand Duke of Cracow from 1848 until his death in 1916. From 1 May 1850 until 24 August 1866 he was President of the German Confederation. Autograph document signed with paraph. 1p. (bifolium), 6.75 x 8.25 inch, n.p., 1905 June 16 (written in a different hand at the bottom). A fine handwritten document on the occasion of the death of Archduke Joseph, who died on June 13 in Fiume and was buried on June 19 in the Palatinus Crypt at Ofen. In addition to Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the funeral ceremony was attended by Emperor Franz Joseph (as King of Hungary). In pencil, in German, in full: “Diese Anträge genehmigt. In Karlstadt, Agram und Kaposvár hat auch das Offizierscorps des stehenden Heeres auf dem Bahnhofe zu erscheinen.” At the bottom in a different hand „Fahrt der Leiche Ehz. Josef“. Archduke Joseph Karl of Austria (1833-1905) was a member of the Habsburg dynasty. He was the second son of Archduke Joseph, Palatine of Hungary (7th son of Leopold II., Holy Roman Emperor) and Duchess Maria Dorothea of Württemberg. Slightly discolored from prior framing, else good condition.

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

Large signed photograph

Queen of the United Kingdom since 1952. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Queen Elizabeth II. Large vintage matte-finish photograph signed “Elizabeth R 1956” in Elizabeth’s hand and “Philip” in Philip’s hand. 8.25 x 11.25 inch, n.p., 1956. Elizabeth II. and Prince Philip posing with their young children, Prince Charles and Princess Anne, and their two corgis, signed in the lower border in fountain pen. In very good to fine condition, with a stain to the lower left corner and some blurriness to Elizabeth's signature.

 

 

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Harding, Warren G. (1865-1923)

Early document signed

29. President of the United States. Document signed "W. G. Harding". 1p., 8.5 x 4.25 inch, Marion Daily and Weekly Star letterhead, 1892 March 15. Receipt signed as publisher of the paper, for $200 in connection with running a notice of opportunity, signed at the bottom: "Recd. Payment W. G. Harding." In fine condition.

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Mann, Thomas (1875-1955)

Card signed

German novelist, short story writer, social critic, philanthropist, essayist and 1929 Nobel laureate. Fine card signed „Thomas Mann“. 4.75 x 3.5 inch, n.p., n.d. Signed in dark black ink. Fine condition.

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Owens, Jesse (1913-1980)

Vintage signed photograph

American track and field athlete who specialized in the sprints and the long jump. He participated in the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany, where he achieved international fame by winning four gold medals. Vintage glossy signed and inscribed photograph “To Barry - Best of Luck Jesse Owens”. 7.75 x 9.5 inch., n.p., n.d. Owens proudly displaying his four Olympic medals. In very good to fine condition, with minor trimmed edges and some light creasing.

 

 

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ABBA (1972-1982)

Fine and rare vintage signed photograph

Swedish pop group formed in Stockholm in 1972 by Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad. They became one of the most commercially successful acts in the history of popular music. Fine color cardstock promo photo.  5.75 x 4.25 inch, n.p., n.d. Signed in blue ballpoint by Benny, Agnetha, Anni-Frid and Björn. In fine condition.

 

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Debussy, Claude (1862-1918)

Autograph letter signed to pianist Walter Morse Rummel

French composer and one of the most influential composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Autograph letter signed “Claude Debussy”. 2 pages, recto and verso of a card, 5.0 x 3.5 inch, Paris (postmark), 1916 November 26. PREPARING FOR EUROPEAN PREMIERE OF "THE ÉTUDES". To pianist Walter Morse Rummel, agreeing to the date of December 14, authorizing him to describe the occasion as the "first audition of the Études of C.D." reporting that his wife remains ill, and requesting that the sixteenth-notes not be disturbed until they arrive. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope hand addressed in Debussy’s hand. Fine condition. Walter Morse Rummel (1887-1953) was a prominent pianist, especially associated with Claude Debussy's works, as well as a composer and music editor. Fine, especially with the hand addressed envelope.

 

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Hancock, John (1736-1793)

Autograph letter signed to the Gentleman of Senate and House

American merchant, statesman, and prominent Patriot of the American Revolution. Autograph Letter Signed "JH". As Governor of Massachusetts, to the MA General Court ("Gentleman of the Senate & . . . House of Represent:"), promising to sign a bill altering shipping regulations should both houses support it. 1 page, 7.5 x 12.0 inch, Council Cham(ber), 1783, October 23. In full: “Gentleman of the Senate & Gentleman of the House of Represent: The Secretary has laid before me a Bill, intitled an Act for Altering & Amending one Clause or part of an Act made & passed the last Sitting of the General Court, intitled An Act for Regulating Pilotage in several Ports in this Common Wealth. It is my Duty to mention to you, Gentlemen, that the Governor & Council in the Establishments of the Fees of the Vinyard Pilots, were greatly influenc'd by the Additional Expences that would Arise to them from each one of them being obliged to keep a Deck'd Boat. This Bill relieves them from that Burden, & I should think the Navigation should meet a proportionable Relief. I shall be ready to Sign the Bill if the Two houses are pleas'd to accord in the Addition." Short separation at fold near left edge and expertly repaired with tissue on verso, faint dampstaining at folds near left edge, else good condition.

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Tagore, Rabindranath (1861-1941)

Card signed

Bengali polymath who reshaped Bengali literature and music, as well as Indian art with Contextual Modernism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He became the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913. Fine fountain pen signature “Rabindranath Tagore March 27 1926”. Card, 3.5 x 2.5 inch, n.p. Handling wear, minor mounting residue on verso, else fine condition.

 

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Tagore, Rabindranath (1861-1941)

Card signed

Bengali polymath who reshaped Bengali literature and music, as well as Indian art with Contextual Modernism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He became the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913. Fine fountain pen signature in Bengali and dated in his hand July 12 1926 Wien (Vienna). Handling wear, minor mounting residue on verso, else fine condition.

 

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Wellesley, Arthur (1769-1852)

Fine autograph letter signed

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. Autograph letter signed “Wellington”. 3 pages, bifolium, written on first page and two pages inside, 4.5 x 7.25 inch. London, 1824 December 11. Addressed to Lord Verulam “I have received your note of greetings; and I am sorry to tell you that the Cabinet will sit certainly on Monday and Tuesday and probably later next week” … saying that the Duke of York cannot come and that in the circumstances he intends to propose the Duke to come in January as he is tied up with Lord Hartford, and continuing with similar digressions about possible meetings. Mailing folds, else good condition.

 

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Montgomery, Bernard L. (1887-1976)

Autograph letter signed

British Army officer who commanded the Allied forces at the Battle of Alamein during World War II. and later commanded the ground forces during Operation Overlord. 1. Viscount Montgomery of Alamein. Autograph letter signed “Montgomery of Alamein F.M. (Field Marshal). 2 pages, 4.5 x 7.0 inch (recto and verso), London, (19)49 February 18. In full: “My dear Headmaster Your letter of 10 Feb has reached me in Switzerland. I will gladly attend your speech day in the autumn, present prizes and address the school. Thursday October 20 would suit me. That is a fairly safe date as the Alamein Reunion takes place in London on 21 October and therefore I must be in England that week. I have therefore chosen 20 October as a good safe date as I am anxious not to accept your invitation and then have to disappoint you. You will realize that I have very many commitments these days. Will the afternoon of 20 October suit you?” Mailing fold, else fine condition.

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George III., King (1738-1820)

Signed document by the last “King of the United States”

King of Great Britain and Ireland who reigned from 1760 until his death. Document signed in ink “George R”. 1p., 16.0 x 11.5 inch, Court at Saint James, 1794 March 1. Appointment for Captain Benjamin Marlow of the artillery as Major. Countersigned by William Henry Cavendish Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland (1738-1809). Expected folds, handling wear, mounting residue on verso, else good condition. The signature of George III. changed more than that of any other. Both, blind and insane, his signature became eccentric and ill-formed, this one is an uncommon fine example.

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Kennedy, John F. (1917-1963)

Typed letter signed regarding the Middle Eastern situation

35. President of the United States. Typed letter signed “John Kennedy”. 1p., 8.0 x 10.5 inch, on his U.S. Senate letterhead, Washington, 1957 March 22. Addressed to Prof. Willard Thorp (1899-1992), an economist who served as an advisor to Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower and Kennedy and who helped draft the Marshall Plan. In full: “This will acknowledge and thank you for your recent letter discussing the Middle Eastern situation and limitations of oil exports. I am enclosing copies of my two Middle Eastern speeches and most recent press release relative to imports of residual fuel oil, in the thought you might be interested in them. I appreciated your writing to me, and hope you will continue to send me any suggestions or comments you may have in the future.” Staple holes at the top, else very good condition with a fine, bold signature. Comes together with my book “John F. Kennedy - autograph study” - about 90 pages with hundreds of signatures (authentic, secretary, Autopen, stamps, facsimile etc.).

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Kennedy, Robert F. (1925-1968)

Signed photograph

American politician and lawyer who served as the 64th United States Attorney General from January 1961 to September 1964, and as a U.S. Senator from New York from January 1965 until his assassination in June 1968. Scarce vintage, glossy signed photograph “For Selwyn C. Gamble With Best Wishes RobertFKennedy”. 8.0 x 10.0 inch, black and white chest up portrait in a suit. Kennedy signs at lower left in black ink. Shows a few very small creases, surface rubbed in a few places, else very good.

 

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Kennedy, Jacqueline (1929-1994)

Typed letter signed

First Lady and wife of John F. Kennedy. Typed letter signed “Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis”. 1p., 5.75 x 7.75 inch, on her 1040 Fifth Avenue letterhead, 1985, June 11. Letter to art book publisher George Herscher, in full: "Your copy of Sonia Rykiel arrived today. It was most thoughtful of you to remember me. I am sure it is a book I will enjoy a great deal." She adds a handwritten postscript: "It is such a fabulously beautiful book - please accept all my congratulations -" Jackie also adds the salutation in her own hand. Mailing fold, else fine condition.

 

 

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Kennedy, Jacqueline (1929-1994)

Typed letter signed “much love Jackie”

First Lady and wife of John F. Kennedy. Typed letter signed "much love Jackie”. 1p., 5.75 x 7.5 inch, on her 1040 Fifth Avenue letterhead, 1979, August 1. Letter to "Dearest Mick", in full: "How happy I was to receive your sweet telegram. It meant a lot to know you were thinking of me. I hope you are having a nice summer and that we will be in touch before too long." Jackie has handwritten the salutation, and adds a brief postscript: "You are the Head of the Clan now - of all the Bouvier - how great." Mailing fold, else fine condition.

 

 

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Kennedy, Jacqueline (1929-1994)

Typed letter signed

First Lady and wife of John F. Kennedy. Typed letter signed “All my happy New Year wishes Jackie”. 1p., 5.75 x 7.75 inch, on her 1040 Fifth Avenue letterhead, postmarked January 12, 1994. Letter to Elisa Sullivan, in full: "I love both my Christmas presents and you for thinking of me. The 'Caroline' Christmas ornament is adorable and the horse theme Kleenex container is in my pocket book ready to be used. It's the best idea ever." Jackie adds the salutation in her own hand. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Mailing fold, else fine condition.

 

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Ravel, Maurice (1875-1937)

Scarce autograph letter signed

French composer, pianist and conductor. He liked to experiment with musical form, as in his best-known work, Boléro (1928). Autograph letter signed “Maurice Ravel”. 1p., 5.75 8.75 inch, n.p., n.d. Written in pencil, an untranslated letter in French. Ravel assured its participation in the mishap of a friend. Mailing folds, small tears repaired on verso, slightly soiled, else good condition. Scarce!

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Kästner, Erich (1899-1974)

Signature matted with photograph

German author, poet, screenwriter and satirist, known primarily for his humorous, socially astute poetry and children's literature. For the latter contributions he received the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Award in 1960. Signature “Erich Kästner”. 1p., 4.0 x 1.75 inch, n.p., n.d. Removed from the book “”Die verschwundene Miniatur”. Handsomely photo corner matted in gray with a photograph of Kästner to an overall of 7.75 x 11.75 inch. Fine condition.

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Hitler, Adolf (1889-1945)

Rare autograph letter signed to his housekeeper

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. Autograph letter signed “Adolf Hitler”. 1 page, card, 5.5 x 3.5 inch, n.p., 1932 February 2. A fine autograph letter signed less than a year before he became chancellor (1933 January 30). In German, In full: “Liebe Frau Endres! Anbei Ihr Gehalt (200 M) und der Lohn für die Anna! (Krankenkasse!) - Herzlich Adolf Hitler". Translated: „Mrs. Endres! Enclosed your salary (200M) and the wages for Anna! (Health insurance!) - Cordially Adolf Hitler ". Hitler knew Elsa Endres from his favorite Munich restaurant, "Osteria Bavaria", where she worked as a cook. After his half-sister Angela Raubal was released as housekeeper at the Berghof in 1935, Elsa Endres took over the housekeeping. Two words slightly smudged, else fine condition. Rare! Note: We reject Nazism in any form! Nevertheless we offer autographs of this kind, because it is an important part of the history of the 20th Century. To the extent applicable to those affected by German law, particularly § 86a StGB, historical and military items from or relating to the period and personalities of the German Third Reich are offered for only purposes of education and research regarding historical events and military history. Clients who purchase such items agree that they will not use them for propaganda or other purposes that would be punishable under § 86a StGB.

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Hari, Mata (1876-1917)

Scarce autograph letter signed to her Lover during WW I.

Dutch-born dancer, born Margaretha Geertruida Zelle, whose renown as a performer was permanently overshadowed by her activities as an Axis spy during World War I., which led to her execution by firing squad at the age of 41. Scarce autograph letter signed “Marquerite”. 2 pages, 8.5 x 11.0 inch, Victoria Hotel, Amsterdam stationery, with a fine elaborate Art Nouveau style monogram in cobalt blue at top, n.p. (Amsterdam), n.y. (late 1914). Mata Hari writes to her lover, the young and then unknown artist Piet van der Hem, whose portrait of Mata Hari hangs in the Fries Museum. An unusual pairing for the femme fatale, known for her alliances with wealthy and aristocratic men. Though undated, letter is likely from late 1914, during World War I. but before Mata Hari was recruited by the French to spy on Germany. She writes from the Victoria Hotel in Amsterdam, where she lived in WW I. neutral Netherlands after fleeing Berlin at the start of the war. Written in French, in full: “Mon cher Piet / Tres occupeé, Je dois aller encore à la Haye tout à l’heure. Je rentre ce soir versle 6 ou 7 hrs - Je dineral en haut. dans ma chambre. Vouler vous venir causer un peu avec moi a 9 hrs? Nous pouvons prendre un wisky soda quelquepart Je t’embrasse Ta Marquerite”. Translated: ''My dear Piet / Very busy. I have to go to The Hague again later. I'm going home tonight at 6 or 7 pm - I'll dine in a hurry in my room. Want to come and talk to me a little at 9 pm? We can take a whisky soda somewhere. Kisses / your / Marquerite''. Mailing folds, some foxing, overall in very good condition. Piet van der Hem (1885-1961) was a Dutch painter. Letter comes from the estate of van der Hem's lawyer, to whom it was given as payment for legal services.

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

Presentation photograph signed

Queen of the United Kingdom since 1952. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Queen Elizabeth II. Fine presentation photograph signed “Elizabeth R 1961” in Elizabeth’s hand and “Philip” in Philip’s hand. 11.25 x 10.25 inch, n.p. (Balmoral), n.d. (1961). Mounted black & white photograph of the royal family seated in the grounds of Balmoral Castle. Framed in the original Jarrolds of Knightsbridge gilt leather stand frame. The signed photograph is in fine condition, the frame with some wear and lacking glass. Nails on the back of the frame partial changed to modern screws. Provenance: Given as a gift to Mrs. Bird, House keeper of the Royal Family at Balmoral.

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

Signed Christmas Card

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”. Signed Christmas Card from 1983 (17.12.1983 postmark). 5.25 x 7.25 inch (folded), London, 1983 December 17. Signed in black ink “Marjorie, … and love from Charles and” in Charles’s hand and “Diana” in Diana’s hand. Inside fine original photo shows Charles and Diana with Prince William. White card bearing gilt crests to upper board. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope as registered mail from Buckingham Palace. Card in fine condition, mailing envelope with minor handling wear. Provenance: Marjorie Dawson RVM (1915-2019), dresser and maid to Princess Alexandra.

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

Signed Christmas Card

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”. Signed Christmas Card from 1985 (20.12.1985 postmark). 5.0 x 7.25 inch (folded), London, 1985 December 20. Signed in black ink “Marjorie - … and lots of love from Charles and” in Charles’s hand and “Diana” in Diana’s hand. Inside fine original photo shows Charles and Diana with Prince William and Prince Harry. White card bearing gilt crests to upper board. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope as registered mail from Buckingham Palace. Card in fine condition, mailing envelope with minor stains. Provenance: Marjorie Dawson RVM (1915-2019), dresser and maid to Princess Alexandra.

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

Signed Christmas Card

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”. Signed Christmas Card from 1987. 8.0 x 6.0 inch (folded), London, (1987). Signed in black ink “Marjorie - … and love from Charles and” in Charles’s hand and “Diana” in Diana’s hand. Inside fine original photo shows Charles and Diana with Prince William and Prince Harry. White card bearing gilt crests to upper board. Fine condition. Provenance: Marjorie Dawson RVM (1915-2019), dresser and maid to Princess Alexandra.

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Castro, Fidel (1926-2016)

Rare war content autograph letter signed

Cuban communist revolutionary and politician who was Prime Minister of Cuba from 1959 to 1976 and President from 1976 to 2008. Autograph letter signed “F.”. 1p., 6.0 x 6.5 inch, n.p., (1988 July 2). Addressed to the Generals Polo and Ochoa. In Spanish: “Ochoa y Polo: El Regimiento de pecho se debe dirigir a Lubango. Despues decidieramos su ulterios ubicacion. Seguir inriestiendo con los angolanos la entrega de los grupos solicitados.” Translated: “Ochoa and Polo: The regiment of Pechora (located in Matala) must go to Lubango. We will make a decision later on their position. Keep pushing the Angolans so the designated groups surrender. Greetings. F.” In this rare autograph letter signed Fidel Castro gives instructions for military operations to support the Marxist party in Angola against the United States. He addresses his main generals on the spot: Polo Cintra Fria (Leopoldo Cintra Frias, born in 1941, currently Minister of the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces) and Arnoldo Ochoa Sanchez (1930-1989/shot for corruption). Date written in pencil and in a different hand at the top, handwritten note (illegible) on verso, handling wear, else good condition. Rare especially with war content.

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Liszt, Franz  (1811-1886)

Autograph letter signed

Hungarian Romantic era composer, virtuoso pianist and conductor. His prowess at the keyboard earned him a reputation as perhaps the greatest virtuoso in the history of the instrument. Autograph letter signed “F. Liszt”. 1p., (double-page), 4.0 x 6.25 inch. N.p. (Weimar), n.d. Monday (1878 June 2). To his friend, the lawyer, Carl Gille in Jena. In German, in full: “Verehrter lieber Freund, Betrübt von Deinem Leiden, hofft baldige Besserung, und sagt Dir herzlichst auf Wiedersehen in Wiesbaden. Dein alter getreuer. Morgen Abend bin ich in Wiesbaden, und kehre Montag hier zurück. Gruss an den lieben Sekretär Jenny.” Translated: “I am saddened by your sufferings, hoping for a speedy recovery, see you in Wiesbaden. I'll be in Wiesbaden tomorrow evening, and I'll be back here on Monday. Greetings to the dear secretary Jenny”. Mailing fold, else fine condition.

 

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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.

 

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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.

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Kennedy, John F. (1917-1963)

Fantastic typed letter signed AS PRESIDENT

35. President of the United States. Typed letter signed “John Kennedy”. 1p., 7.25 x 10.5 inch, THE WHITE HOUSE Washington letterhead, 1963 August 7. Signed by JFK in black ink. Letter to Mrs. Robert E. O’Rear. In full: “It was with deep regret that I learned of the death of your husband, Sergeant Robert E. O’Rear, United States Army, near Elizabethtown, North Carolina. While I realize that there is little that can be said to lessen your grief, I want you to know that Robert had an excellent military record. From the time he entered the service in 1943, he exhibited the qualities of a fine soldier. His outstanding leadership and devotion to duty won for him the respect and admiration of those with whom he served. I sincerely hope that the memory of your husband’s devoted service will be a source of pride and comfort to you and your sons. The Nation is deeply grateful for his contribution to its security. Mrs. Kennedy joins me in extending our heartfelt sympathy to you in your tragic loss.” Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Small stripe of mounting tape on verso, mailing folds, else fine condition. Provenance: descendant of Mrs. O’Rear, on the autograph market for the first time. 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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Liebermann, Max (1847-1935)

Fine print/ etching signed

German-Jewish painter and printmaker and one of the leading proponents of Impressionism in Germany. Fine print signed “MLiebermann”. Vellum paper, 28.75 x 23.75 inch, mounted on cardboard with an overall size 29.5 x 24.5 inch. Etching by Franz August Börner (1861-1929) after Max Liebermann. Additionally signed by the Artist Franz August “F.A. Börner” and dated „(19)00“ in his hand. Etching is No. 7 of 30. Signed by both in pencil. A fine pencil sketch of Max Liebermann done by Liebermann/ Börner or someone else appears in the middle of the lower border. The print based on Liebermann's famous painting "Die Netzflickerinnen", created 1887-1889 (Eberle 1889/1), which has been in the possession of the Hamburger Kunsthalle since 1889. Some stains (could be matted out) and handling wear, else good condition. Magnificent print with margin.

Price: $ 1,090 / € 850

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Rodin, Auguste (1840-1917)

Autograph letter signed

French sculptor whose works, including the iconic “The Kiss” and “The Thinker”, earned him a place among the most influential artistic figures of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Autograph letter signed „Auguste Rodin“. 2pp. (double-page), 5.5 x 6.75 inch. 25 Via Gregoriana, Rome, 1915 February 11. To an unidentified lady, in French. Rodin sends his apologies to his correspondent and states: „…last Sunday I was at the restaurant Latour, my workshop from 2h30 to 3h30. I must have ran out of memory and this way missed your kind visit. Please forgive me...“ Mailing fold, else fine.

Price: $ 1,020 / € 850

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Rodin, Auguste (1840-1917)

Letter signed regarding a Rodin bronze for the Bavarian State

French sculptor whose works, including the iconic “The Kiss” and “The Thinker”, earned him a place among the most influential artistic figures of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Letter signed „Auguste Rodin“. 2pp., recto and verso of a double-page, 6.0 x 7.75 inch. Paris, 1913 July 31. Addressed to Walter Zimermann, Secretary of the International Art Exhibition in Munich, who had acquired a Rodin bronze for the Bavarian State. The artist thanks the city of Munich and the free State of Bavaria. In French: "J'ai le plaisir de vous accuser réception du contrat passé entre l'Etat Bavarois et moi pour l'achat du bronze 'Falguière', que je vous retourne signé ci-inclus. - Je suis heureux et fier que la ville de Munich, ville universellement connue comme centre artistique, on pourrait dire la capitale des arts, ait choisi un de mes bronzes. Je vous prie de transmettre mes remerciments les plus respectueux à l'Etat Bavarois. En vous faisant mer compliments pour la facon parfaite dont vous avez organise l'Exposition, veuillez agreer Monsieur l'assurance de mes sentiments les meilleurs.” Some stains, mounting residue inside the double-page, else good condition.

Price: $ 1,550 / € 1.190

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Einstein, Albert (1879-1955)

Typed letter signed regarding the German Jews

A German-born theoretical physicist. He developed the general theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. Best known for his mass-energy equivalence formula E = mc2 - "the world's most famous equation”. Received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics. Typed Letter Signed "A. Einstein". 1p., thin paper, 8.5 x 11.0 inch, Princeton, N.J. 1952 October 8. A fine letter recommending Professor Paul Rosenstein's autobiography. In German, translated: "Professor Paul Rosenstein has given me an insight into the content of his autobiographical book. The episodes and circumstances outlined in it are, in my opinion, a rather considerable contribution to the cultural history of Germany and the German Jews in this century. It is the work of an unbiased, understanding and benevolent man." Paul Rosenstein (1875-1964) a well established German-Jewish urologist and head of the surgical department of the Berlin Jewish Hospital until 1938, fled Nazi Germany and emigrated to Brazil (Rio de Janeiro) in 1940. His autobiography „Narben bleiben zurück: Die Lebenserinnerungen des grossen jüdischen Chirurgen“ was published in Germany in 1954. Einstein's recommendation was printed and loosely inserted into the first edition. Mailing folds, handling wear, else good condition.

Price: $ 5,950 / € 4.750

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Brandt, Willy (1913-1992)

Handwritten manuscript pages from a Vienna speech

German politician and statesman who was leader of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) from 1964 to 1987 and served as Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) from 1969 to 1974. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1971. Unsigned manuscript pages. 2 pages, 8.25 x 11.75, n.p., n.d. (1990). Pages marked 12a und 12b. In German, in parts: "Die Frage, ob wir Truppen an den Golf schicken, stellt sich - schon aufgrund der grundgesetzlichen Lage - nicht. Damit ist nicht vorweggenommen, in welcher Weise sich Deutschland künftig verhält, wenn es aufgefordert wird, an friedenssichernden Aufgaben der Vereinten Nationen teilzunehmen." Translated: "The question of whether we will send troops to the Gulf does not arise - if only because of the constitutional situation. This does not anticipate how Germany will behave in the future if it is asked to take part in the peacekeeping tasks of the United Nations." Probably from his speech given in Vienna on September 3rd, 1990 - "The changes in Central and Eastern Europe: New challenges for social democracy”. Excellent condition.

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Liszt, Franz (1811-1886)

Handwritten envelope addressed to famous pianist Anton Door

Hungarian Romantic era composer, virtuoso pianist and conductor. His prowess at the keyboard earned him a reputation as perhaps the greatest virtuoso in the history of the instrument. Handwritten envelope, 4.5 x 2.75 inch, Paris 1876 December 4 (postmark), black bordered morning envelope. Addressed by Liszt to "Anton Door professor at the Vienna Conservatory Wien". Handsomely matted in gray with a photograph of Liszt to an overall of 7.75 x 11.75 inch. Envelope removable affixed with photo corners. Uneven right border, else fine condition. Anton Door (1833-1919) was a student of Karl Czerny and began his concert career in 1850, touring Italy and Germany. In Stockholm he was appointed pianist to the Swedish royal court, before becoming professor of piano studies at the Moscow Conservatory from 1866 to 1869, where he taught alongside Tchaikovsky. In 1869 he returned to his homeland as a professor at the Vienna Conservatory, where he remained until 1901. In 1868 Tchaikovsky dedicate his piano piece Valse-Caprice, Op. 4 to Anton Door.

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Grace (1929-1982) and Rainier (1923-2005) of Monaco

Signed photograph

Grace Kelly was an American film actress and Princess of Monaco as the wife of Prince Rainier III. Rainier III. ruled the Principality of Monaco for almost 56 years, making him one of the longest ruling monarchs of the 20th century. Best known outside of Europe for having married American actress Grace Kelly in 1956. Signed color postcard photograph ”Grace de Monaco” and “Rainier Prince de Monaco”. 4.25 x 6.0 inch, n.p., n.d. Grace and Rainier together with their children. Fine condition.

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Hindenburg, Paul von (1847-1934)

Uncommon autograph letter signed “Your old grandfather”

Prussian-German field marshal, statesman, and politician, he served as the second President of Germany from 1925 to 1934. Autograph letter signed “Hindenburg”. 1p., 8.75 x 11.25 inch, Berlin, (19)28 July 3. Addressed to his granddaughter “Frau von Brockhusen in Gross Jüstin/ Bezirk Stettin”. In German, in full: “ “Liebe Klara! Vielen Dank für das wohlgelungene Bild, mit dem du mir eine rechte Freude gemacht hast. Das liebe Kind sieht nett und gesund aus. Gott lasse es so weitergedeihen! Hier geht es gut. … ist frisch und munter, und der kleine hat sich wohl eingebürgert. Seine Schwestern sind sehr stolz auf ihn. Sehr recht, daß du die Musik weiter cultiviren willst. Ich bedauere, daß ich es nicht gethan habe. Auch in Neudeck steht das Getreide bis jetzt gut. Hoffentlich haben wir alle eine gute Ernte. Herzliche Grüße von Haus zu Haus. In Liebe dein alter Großvater“. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope addressed in Hindenburg’s hand. Also included is a fine postcard photograph of Hindenburg with a PRINTED aphorism and signature. Mailing folds, else fine condition.

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Hindenburg, Paul von (1847-1934)

Autograph letter signed

Prussian-German field marshal, statesman, and politician, he served as the second President of Germany from 1925 to 1934. Autograph letter signed “v. Hindenburg”. 1p., 5.5 x 8.5 inch, Magdeburg 1903 September 15. To General Alexander von Linsingen (1850-1935). In German, in full: "Verehrter Herr v. Linsingen! Auf Ihr Schreiben vom 21.8.03 erwidere ich Ihnen nach Rücksprache mit dem Herrn Corps-Intendanten ergebenst, daß Ihre Wünsche unter Voraussetzung einer entsprechenden Conduite nach Möglichkeit berücksichtigt werden sollen.". Mailing fold, some stains from the not dried ink, else fine condition.

 

 

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Roosevelt, Franklin D. (1882-1945)

Impressive document signed AS PRESIDENT

32. President of the United States. Partly-printed Document signed AS PRESIDENT “Franklin D. Roosevelt”. 1p., 19.0 x 14.5 inch, Washington, 1938 April 28. President Roosevelt appoints Michael F. L. Walsh of New York as Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. Countersigned by Attorney General Homer S. Cummings (1870-1956). Large seal remains affixed to lower left. Water stain, else fine condition with a large and bold signature.

 

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Teresa, Mother (1910-1997)

Prayer slip signed “Love others as God loves you!”

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, commonly known as Mother Teresa. A Roman Catholic religious sister and missionary. Recipient of numerous honours including the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize and in 2003 she was beatified as "Blessed Teresa of Calcutta". Prayer slip signed “God bless you M Teresa mc”. 1p., 4.25 x 3.75 inch, n.p., n.d., signed in black felt tip, inscription and aphorism typed in. The slip depicting Mother Teresa with her hands clasped in prayer. Fine condition.

 

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Bergman, Ingrid (1915-1982)

Vintage signed photograph

Swedish actress who starred in a variety of European and American films. She won three Academy Awards and is ranked as the fourth greatest female star of American cinema of all time by the American Film Institute. Beautiful glossy signed photograph “Ingrid Bergman”. 7.75 x 10.25 inch, n.p., n.d. Signed in blue ballpoint pen. Copyright 1947 United Artists Corp. Minor handling wear, else good condition.

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Disney, Walt (1901-1966)

One of a kind signed Clara Cluck drawing

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. One of a kind drawing signed “Walt”. 2 pages, 15.5 x 12.5 inches, Walt Disney Productions Ltd. printed at the bottom, n.p., n.d. Disney approves a drawing by one of its artists. Two drawings of Clara Cluck, one is signed by Disney in red colored crayon and additionally with a check mark from Disney. Minor paper loss at the bottom, small closed tears, handling wear, else good condition. The pages are numbered 485 and 489 at the bottom right corner in pencil. Clara Cluck was usually the nervous, opera-singing hen in many of the Disney shorts of the 1930's.

Price: $ 3,450 / € 2.750

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Wagner, Richard (1813-1883)

Excellent signature matted with photograph

German composer, theater director and conductor who is primarily known for his operas especially “The Ring of the Nibelung”. Large and bold ink signature "Richard Wagner”. Off-white piece of paper, 4.0 x 1.5 inch, with a French inscription in another hand. Matted with a portrait of Wagner to an overall size of 12.0 x 9.0 inch. With a vertical fold and small mounting remnants at the bottom corners, else fine.

 

Price: $ 2,185 / € 1.750

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Paganini, Niccolò (1782-1840)

Fine content autograph letter 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. Very rare autograph letter signed “Niccolo Paganini”. 1p., bifolium, 4.75 x 7.0 inch, Paris, 1838 August 11. Addressed by Paganini on the integral address page to a “Monsig. Sina”. A fine and personal content letter to a friend. In Italian, translated, in full: “Your very appreciated letter of the 30th past, is so dear to my heart that I will preserve it as a jewel. My consolation is great in hearing you have been reestablished in health by the sea baths, which I beg you to continue. I am always sick and shall not have the pleasure to press you to my heart at Bologna, but I hope at Paris for your return. I recommend to you warmly my friend Mr. Degroot, who you already know as a very amiable person and celebrated artist of the clarinet. I am very grateful for the memory that the ladies and gentlemen which you mention to me, preserve of me. I beg you to give them my thanks and respects. If you will give me your further news you will cause me the greatest pleasure. Receive an embrace from my son, and an affectionate embrace from your very affectionate friend." Mailing folds, handling wear, else good condition. A scarce and desirable handwritten letter from the violin virtuoso.

Price: $ 5,575 / € 4.450

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Rossini, Gioachino (1792-1868)

Great carte-de-visite photograph signed

Italian composer. His best-known operas include the Italian comedies “Il barbiere di Siviglia” (The Barber of Seville). Great original carte-de-visite photograph signed. Inscribed by Rossini in Italian: “Ricordo d'amicizia offerta al Dr. G(iovanni) B(attista) Zampironi, Passy - 1862. G. Rossini”. 2.5 x 3.75 inch, Passy (Rossinis home between 1855-1868). Photo by Ét.(ienne) Carjat printed in the lower left corner. Giovanni Battista Zampironi (1836-1906) was an Italian pharmacist, known for being the inventor of the zampirone. Étienne Carjat (1828-1906) was a French journalist, caricaturist and photographer, best known for his numerous portraits and caricatures of political, literary and artistic Parisian figures. Mounting residue on verso, two small pin holes, horizontal bend, but photographers mount not broken, else good condition.

 

Price: $ 2,390 / € 1.850

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Pissarro, Camille (1830-1903)

Fine autograph letter signed to his son Rodolphe

Danish-French Impressionist and Neo-Impressionist painter. Autograph letter signed “C. Pissarro”. 2 pages, recto and verso, Eragny, 1900 November 3. Addressed to “Mon cher Rodolphe” - his son Ludovic Rodolphe Pissarro (1878-1952). In French, in full: “Mon cher Rodolphe, La voiture de déménagement doit venir chercher nos bagages mardi, nous serons donc à Paris mercredi pour le recevoir place Dauphine. Je regrette de n’avoir pas accepter l’invitation d’Hayachi, en meme temps j’avais à lui parler pour des papiers japon introuvables aujourd’hui; j’ai pas mal travaillé pendant mon séjour ici, j’ai pu finir 4 motifs, c’est regrettable de ne pouvoir faire encore quelques etudes, c’est splendid, encore deux ou trios jours tout disparaitra, heureusement  que je puis continuer l’année prochaine mes toiles commencées; bien de choses aimable à Alfred. Nous t’embrassons. Ton père aff. C. Pissarro.” Translated: “My dear Rodolphe, The car is due to pick up our luggage on Tuesday, so we will be in Paris on Wednesday to receive it at Place Dauphine. I regret that I did not accept Hayachi's invitation, at the same time I had to talk to him about Japanese papers which cannot be found today; I worked a lot during my stay here, I was able to finish 4 patterns, it's regrettable not being able to do a few more studies, it's splendid, another two or three days everything will disappear, luckily I can continue next year my paintings started; many kind things to Alfred. We kiss you. Your aff. father C. Pissarro.” Below Camille Pissaro’s letter his daughter Jeanne Pissarro (1881-1948) wrote in French: “Mon vieux Rodo, papa te fait dire qu’il partira peut-etre mardi, alors à partir de ce jour, il faut que tu laisses les clefs chez la concierge. Je viens de voir Aurélie qui m’a donné de vos nouvelles, elle est arrivée juste pour venir avec moi à l’enterrement de la petite fille de Mlle Cuchetet. Au revoir, à bientot.” Fine condition.

Price: $ 2,795 / € 2.150

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Pius X., Pope (1834-1914)

Imperial cabinet photograph signed

Born Giuseppe Melchiorre Sarto served as pope from 1903 until his death in 1914. Known for his conservative, anti-modernist philosophies, he became, in 1954, the first pope to be elevated to sainthood since Pius V. in 1712. Imperial cabinet photograph signed “Pius PP. X”. 7.0 x 9.0 inch mount with a fine 4.0 x 5.5 inch photograph. Photo by “Cav. G. Felici Fotografo Pontificio, Roma” and “LIT. G. PERELLI - MILANO” printed on the mount. Excellent signed in dark black ink below his image as Pope. Stained, but still an impressive signed photograph.

 

 

Price: $ 1,150 / € 890

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