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Autographs and Historical Documents


Autographs and Historic Documents: Miscellaneous
 
 
Lot Photo Description
Lot 1112
  (Apollo 11), 1969 U.S. 10c Moon Landing stamp cacheted First Day Covers signed by the three crew members: Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins, Very Fine, Armstrong & Collins no longer sign autographs.
Estimate 750 - 1,000
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Lot 1113
  Armstrong, Neil (1930-), Apollo 11 astronaut, 1st man on the moon. 8 x10 sheet of a New York insurance underwriter's letterhead inscribed to him with a sentiment and signed. Armstrong no longer signs autographs.
Estimate 400 - 500
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Lot 1114
  Bell, Alexander Graham (1847-1922), American inventor, invented the telephone, educator of the deaf. TLS on 3¼ x 5½ card, Sept. 12, 1905, sending his full signature autograph to an Ohioan. Card is toned and stained, acid from ink in signature has caused a slight bleed and a "halo" effect.
Estimate 400 - 500
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Lot 1115
  Boone, Daniel (1734-1820), American frontiersman, led expedition extending the Wilderness Road through the Cumberland Gap, facilitating westward expansion, erected a fort at what became Boonesboro. ADS, June 1, 1787, 8 ½ x 6 ½ land survey for Handeman Beard's 1,273 acres in Burbin (sic) County, with sketch of surveyed area in Boone's hand at upper left. Handsomely matted with steel engraving and identification plaque and beautifully framed to 23 x 30 overall. A scarce and very desirable early American autograph.
Estimate 8,000 - 10,000
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Lot 1116
  (Clark, George Rogers) (1752-1818), Organized and led frontiersmen against Indians, fought Indians and British in Northwest Territory (Illinois, Indiana) & Kentucky. 8 x 6½ partly-printed DS signed by S. Carr of the Virginia Land Office Treasury, Jan. 29, 1780, to the principal surveyor of any county within the Commonwealth of Virginia. Authorization for a survey of 560 acres of land for Clark, his heirs or assigns, for recruiting his battalion & in lieu of the bounty of 750 dollars and in consideration for £224 paid to the Treasury. Governor Thomas Jefferson is said to have personally given Clark 300 of these warrants to induce men to enlist in the fight against the British and Indians in the northwest Territory. With seal at top left.
Estimate 250 - 300
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Lot 1117
  Cody, William F. "Buffalo Bill" (1846-1917), Western scout, furnished buffalo meat for Union Pacific construction crews, actor, Wild West showman and impresario. 6½ x 4½ photograph wearing his trademark fringed buckskins and hat, inscribed and signed "W. F. Cody / "Buffalo Bill" / June 21st 1907/ to James Brown Thornton". Matted with 2pp. (separate leaves) Nov. 1, 1960 interesting TLS by, and on letterhead of, antiquarian firearms dealer F. Theodore Dexter recounting meeting Cody and his horse and talking of Cody's personality. Dexter letter is waterstained but legible, however his signature is mostly penciled in. Handsomely matted and framed to 20 x 34 overall.
Estimate 750 - 1,000
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Lot 1118
  Earhart, Amelia (1897-1937?), Famed aviatrix, first woman to fly across the Atlantic, lost on 1937 transpacific flight. 3 x 6 ½ U.S. airmail envelope postmarked Detroit, Mich., May 14, 1929 with stamped cachet commemorating first amphibian flight over Lake Erie, Cleveland-Detroit on that day, signed by Earhart as pilot and Ralph R. DeFore, co-pilot. Legend "Amelia Earhart, Special Pilot" at lower left, type addressed.
Estimate 400 - 500
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Lot 1119
  Eastman, George W. (1854-1932), American inventor & industrialist, perfected process for making photographic dry plates and flexible film, invented Kodak box camera 1888. TLS on 8 x 10 "Eastman Dry Plate and Film Company" letterhead, Rochester, NY, Feb. 2, 1888, to a Customs House broker in New Orleans. On behalf of Paul Nadar of Paris (perhaps of the family of the famed French photographer Nadar, pseudonym of Gaspard-Felix Tournachon) Eastman inquires as to four cases of pictures shipped to the broker's care which arrived in New Orleans on a steamer from Liverpool. Some fold tears at top and center folds with few very tiny holes, 3 folds, some slight offset of signature, one slight spot at left side. With envelope.
Estimate 750 - 1,000
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Lot 1120
  Edison, Thomas A. (1847-1931), Prolific American inventor (light bulb, phonograph, motion pictures), "Wizard of Menlo Park". 7 x 9½ TLS on his Laboratory letterhead, Orange, New Jersey, Dec. 29, 1915. Edison thanks Willard Dillman, editor of "The Minnetonka Record", Excelsior, Minnesota, for his editorial and appreciates the compliments "generously paid me", with mailing envelope. Folds.
Estimate 750 - 1,000
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Lot 1121
  Gershwin, George (1898-1937), One of America's greatest composers ("Porgy and Bess", "Rhapsody in Blue", etc.). 11 x 6 printed program for Seattle Symphony Orchestra December 15 (1936) concert featuring Gershwin at the piano for his Concerto for Piano and Orchestra and Rhapsody in Blue and conducting his Suite from Porgy and Bess. Signed with sentiment in blue fountain pen ink at top center. Folds. With small B&W portrait and 12 x 9 B&W original sheet music for I Got Plenty O' Nuttin' from Porgy and Bess, published by Gershwin Pub. Corp.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500
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Lot 1122
  (Golfers), Glen Campbell Los Angeles Open, white sun visor with green and white tournament patch on front, signed on top of visor by golf legend Ben Hogan, champion Don January, and Ed Kaliff. On underside of visor are signatures of Terry Diehl, Jim Allen, Roger Maltbie (inscribed with sentiment), Tom Watson (with sentiment), Ben Crenshaw and one unidentified signer. Used but in clean condition.
Estimate 200 - 300
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Lot 1123
  Hawthorne, Nathaniel (1804-1864), American writer, wrote The Scarlet Letter, The House of Seven Gables, etc. 4 x 7 partly-printed DS completed in another hand while Surveyor for the Port of Salem, Mass., April 3, 1848, orders articles on a brig bound for Africa to be inspected, signed also by the port collector, naval officer and the inspector with Hawthorne's signature in red ink.
Estimate 500 - 750
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Lot 1124
  Kennedy Onassis, Jacqueline Bouvier (1929-1994), Illustrated poem in the handwriting of and drawn by young Jacqueline Bouvier who has added her younger sister Lee's name and year 1941 at lower right. Sisters Lee Radziwell and Jacqueline Kennedy jointly produced a book "One Special Summer". Lee Bouvier was born in 1933 and was 7 or 8 when older sister Jackie created this approximately. 10 x 8 colorful juvenile masterpiece for her little sister. Jackie's illustrated poetry, like this example, was featured in the February 1961 Ladies Home Journal and later shown on a 1962 NBC News Special on Jacqueline Kennedy which was much later re-broadcast on MSNBC. A lovely and most uncommon example of original art by the celebrated late First Lady!
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000
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Lot 1125
  Leigh, Vivien (1913-1967), Academy Award-winning actress for her portrayal of Scarlet O'Hara in the 1939 MGM blockbuster-screen classic "Gone with the Wind". 1961 color 8 x 10 photo from the re-release of GWTW on heavy board, showing one of the film's opening scenes, Scarlet in billowing white gown dashing from Tara towards her father, the Tarleton Twins in the background on the porch. Signed in red ballpoint at lower right. Rare signed image of Leigh from her Oscar-winning role!
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000
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Lot 1126
  Lindbergh, Charles A. (1902-1974), "The Lone Eagle", celebrated aviation pioneer, made first solo non-stop transatlantic flight. Signature on Airmail Flight cover with 10¢ Lindbergh Airmail stamp postmarked Springfield, Ill., August 15, 1927, with pictorial "Welcome Lindy" cachet at left, special circular stamp "Special Flight Lindbergh Day C.A.M. No. 2" signed by Lindbergh who adds Feb. 20, 1928 date, also by Springfield postmaster and Bud Gurney, pilot of escort plane. addressed in another hand. Very Fine Springfield's Lindbergh Field was dedicated August 15, 1927.
Estimate 750 - 1,000
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Lot 1127
  (Literature), Two signed items. A) Brooks, Phillips, Minister at Boston's Trinity Church 1869-91, authored Christmas hymn "O' Little Town of Bethlehem". ALS, Granada, Spain, April 8, 1883, 4pp. (one sheet folded to 5 x 8); B) Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Sr. Poet, physician, father of U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. ALS on approximately 5 x 8 lined sheet, Boston, June 20, 1883, re medical referal.
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 1128
  Perry, Matthew C. (1794-1858), U.S. Navy officer, served on African coast suppressing slave trade, in Mexican War led naval siege of Veracruz, commanded squadron sent to "open up" Japan 1854. 12¼ x 8 MsDS as commander of Home Squadron Flag Ship Mississippi, place unknown, April 9, 1847, orders purser to pay $24 to a Juan Diaz for vegetables furnished the crew of this vessel. Receipted by Diaz at bottom.
Estimate 500 - 750
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Lot 1129
  (U.S. Supreme Court), 10 x 12 Harris & Ewing official portrait of the nine members of the Court (ca. 1941-1945) in their robes. The photo is signed below the image on the white border by Chief Justice Harlan F. Stone and by Associate Justices Stanley Reed, Owen J. Roberts (slightly light), Hugo Black, Felix Frankfurter, Robert Jackson, William O. Douglas, Frank Murphy and Wiley Rutledge. Matted with an identification plaque listing the names of the Court members and a Bureau of Engraving and Printing engraving of the Court building and framed to 30 x 24.
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000
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Lot 1130
  (U.S. Supreme Court), 10 x 12 portrait of the Supreme Court building at the center, with an oval portrait of Chief Justice Earl Warren at the top center and similar oval portraits of the ca. 1967-69 Associate Justices on all of the sides along with printed identification of each. Signed by Chief Justice Earl Warren and Associate Justices William O. Douglas, John M. Harlan, Potter Stewart, Abe Fortas, Byron White, William Brennan, Thurgood Marshall (Marshall has written over the "Th" in his black ink signature with blue ink), and Hugo Black. Crease at lower right corner. Matted with an inset identification plaque and framed to 33 x 27 overall.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500
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Lot 1131
  Von Braun, Wernher (1912-1977), German rocket pioneer, U.S. space program developer. 8 x 10 TLS on Army Ballistic Missile Agency, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama letterhead, Jan. 13, 1959, is honored and flattered to comply with an autograph request.
Estimate 200 - 300
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Lot 1132
  Walley, John (1644-1712), Early Massachusetts colonial settler & soldier, led first expedition against the French and Indians in Canada in 1689. 7 x 9 ALS, Boston, April 6, 1695, to Capt. Hill. Walley sends supplies by Mr. James Gooch but reports that "a kittle was not to be had for money". Scarce.
Estimate 200 - 300
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Lot 1133
  (World War II - Pacific) Three signed items., 1.) Doolittle, Jimmy (1896-1993) Pioneer aviator, led April 18, 1942 bomber raid on Tokyo, received Medal of Honor. 4 x 6 card engraved with three bombers and 8th Air Force insignia, vintage signature at right side. 2.) Halsey, William F. (1882-1959) Led Allied naval forces in S.W. Pacific 1942-44 & U.S. third Fleet 1944-45, defeated Japanese in Solomons and Leyte Gulf. Signature on U.S. 3¢ Frigate "Constitution" stamp mounted on small card with typed identification. 3.) Nimitz, Chester W. (1885-1966) Led U.S .Pacific Fleet 1941-45, Chief of Naval Operations 1945-47. 5 x 4 photograph inscribed and signed as Fleet Admiral. Slight smudge to "F" in title.
Estimate 200 - 300
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Lot 1134
  Wright, Orville (1871-1948), Piloted 1st manned flight of a heavier-than-air craft which he created with brother Wilbur. Signature on 1928 U.S. 2¢ International Air Conference stamp, matted with metallic plaque and 1978 Wright Brothers75th Anniversary stamp First Day Cover. Overall 14½ x 15. Beautiful presentation.
Estimate 500 - 750
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Lot 1135
  Ben Gurion, David & Others, Two signed covers. 1.) Nov. 15, 1956 cacheted First Flight cover from Lod Airport to Sharm El Sheikh, signed by Prime Minister David Ben Gurion and by 1967 War military hero & statesman Moshe Dayan. 2.) March 31, 1949 Israel flag stamp cacheted FDC signed by Ben Gurion and Israeli Cabinet members Moshe Sharett, Foreign Minister and Ben Gurion's successor as Prime Minister, Eliezer Kaplan, Minister of Finance, David Remez, Minister of posts, and M. K. I. Greenbaum (?), all signing in Hebrew.
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 1136
  Ben Gurion, David (1886-1973), Zionist, 1st Prime Minister of the State of Israel 1948-53, 1955-63. 6½ x 9 TLS in Hebrew on official letterhead as Prime Minister, 1955, Tel Aviv. With English translation. Ben Gurion encloses (not present) documents found in Syrian positions in the "Kineret Incident" that took place with the I.D.F. (Israel Defense Forces) which prove this was no isolated incident by the Syrians but part of a Syrian Army operation. Ben Gurion states that Damascus is trying to break the cease-fire and the clause that allows Israel sovereignty over the Kineret. Two file holes at right side, excellent historical content.
Estimate 400 - 500
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Lot 1137
  Castro, Fidel (1927-), Cuban revolutionary, head of state since 1960. Two ALSs in Spanish from Sierra Maestra while battling Batista's Army, both to Pedro Luis Diaz (who would head Cuba's Air Force before defecting to the U.S. ca. 1962) and both signed "Fidel". 1.) Sept. 16, 1958, 4 x 3 ½ notepaper, 4pp. Castro tells Diaz he has received a message from "Zoilo" regarding shipment of anti-tank and machine guns and ammunition and 17 rifles and information received from "Osvaldo" which may have been lost. Castro has detached people to search for the weapons and flight charts thrown from the airplane have been found and were taken as a clue to start the search. Folds. 2.) Sept. 22, 1958 6 x 4 notebook sheet, 2pp, regarding the length of a landing field south-west of Cienaguilla to which could come a plane "exactly like the one destroyed". Castro is on his way to Las Vegas, hopes to see him before he leaves, has 10,000 pesos he wants to send with Diaz. Small piece missing at top center when ripped from notebook. Exceptional content.
Estimate 3,000 - 4,000
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Lot 1138
  Chopin, Frederic (1810-1849), Polish composer-pianist, settled in Paris in 1831. Known for romantic style piano pieces, inc. études, nocturnes, sonatas, concertos; died at age 39. 5 x 7 ALS in French (with translation), Nov. 15 (year unknown). The composer expresses his pique at a publisher: "Be so good as to hand to the bearer the 900 francs - who will give you my receipt - and tell me definitely the publication date for which I am writing the others", signed "Chopin". Beautifully and imaginatively inset-matted in a shadow box frame below a copy of a small bust of Chopin and above a copy of a musical score and a metal plaque with identification and translation, five inches deep, 21 x 36 overall. A dramatic presentation of a rare and desirable autograph.
Estimate 10,000 - 15,000
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Lot 1139
  Churchill, Winston S. (1874-1965), British statesman, WW II Prime Minister, Nobel Prize for Literature. TLS on 9 ½ x 7 ½ Hyde Park Gate, London letterhead (which has been crossed out and "at La Capponcina, Cap d'Ail" typed in), Sept. 18, 1955. Churchill writes Ambassador Guillermo de Blanck thanking him for his welcoming letter and gifts, and when Churchill has exhausted the possibilities of the Capponcina he would be delighted to accept the offer of his villa "as a new painting point". As Churchill is rather tired he does not anticipate leaving the garden for some time. Churchill had just been turned out of office as Prime Minister. Painting was his hobby, along with masonry.
Estimate 2,000 - 3,000
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Lot 1140
  Einstein, Albert (1879-1955), Nobel Prize-winning physicist, enunciated theory of relativity. TLS in English on his 8½ x 11 personal Princeton letterhead, May 18, 1945, to Herbert Schneider, Department of Philosophy, Columbia University. Einstein, because of health, declines to come to a memorial for Ernst Cassirer despite his "high esteem for [his] clear thought and admirable analytical power." Folds. Beautifully matted with a portrait and metallic plaque and framed to 19 x 23 overall. Handsome presentation.
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000
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Lot 1141
  (European Political Leaders & Personalities)., 30+ signed items including: 1.) 20 ALSs, LSs, DSs, signatures and fragments from British Prime Ministers (none while PM) from Aberdeen (4), Gladstone (3), Portland (2), Robert Walpole (4), North (2), Pitt, Peel, Palmerston, Macdonald; also Canning, Kimberley, Lansdowne. 2.) undated ALS in French of French Socialist revolutionary Louis Blanc. 3.) Undated AN (unsigned) of French writer-statesman René de Chateaubriand. 4.) Interesting but incomplete 1806 letter from Patrick Duigenan of Dublin to a London reverend mentioning Emmett's rebellion in Ireland and the Irish situation, etc. Eight other miscellaneous pieces of correspondence. Varied condition.
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 1142
  Freud, Sigmund (1856-1939), Father of psychoanalysis. ALS in German on 5¼ x 3½ card with his name and Vienna address printed at top, Jan. 29, 1930. Freud tells another doctor he cannot make an appointment with him so far in advance, and he should call him when Freud comes again in January or February, hopes to see him again, with translation.
Estimate 2,000 - 3,000
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Lot 1143
  Garibaldi, Giuseppi (1807-1822), Italian military and nationalist leader. 5½ x 8 ALS in English, Caprera, March 21, 1861 to U.S. Army commander-in-chief General Winfield Scott, Headquarters, U.S. Army, New York. Garibaldi thanks Scott for his commendation of a Mr. Robertson, refers to the U.S. as "my adoptive country the great Republic", with 2¼ x 5½ envelope addressed in Garibaldi's hand.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500
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Lot 1144
  Kalakaua (1836-1891), Last King of Hawaii, ruled 1874-1891, reformist ideas led to revolution and a new constitution, in 1887, which restricted his powers. Signed 6½ x 4¼ cabinet photograph by J. Williams & Co., Honolulu studio showing the King in military uniform holding his sword, signed "Kalakaua" at lower right. Minor flaws but quite attractive.
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000
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Lot 1145
  Monet, Claude (1840-1926), French impressionist painter. 8¼ x 5¼ ALS in French in his trademark purple ink, on his engraved Giverny letterhead, March 27, 1906, 2pp. (1st & 3rd pages of folded sheet), tongue-in-cheek self-deprecating response to a flattering request for his autograph. Not formally translated.
Estimate 2,000 - 3,000
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Lot 1146
  Newton, Sir Isaac (1642-1727), English physicist, mathematician, natural philosopher, formulated laws of gravity and motion, established study of optics, built first reflecting telescope. 10½ x 7½ ADS, no place name, Oct. 6, 1704, while Queen Anne's Master of the Mint, receipt for £487-17s10½d from James Vernon, a Teller of Her Majesty's Exchequer for the use and service of the Mint. Boldly penned and signed in the year of publication of his work Opticks which included his theories on light and color. Signed also as witness by "Jmiller" at lower left. Portion of blank integral leaf removed with remaining strip laid to old vellum-like backing at left edge wit nice woodcut entitled "Newton Analysing the Ray of Light". Minor natural affects of aging, Fine andexceptionally rare and desirable.
Estimate 10,000 - 15,000
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Lot 1147
  Pasteur, Louis (1822-1895), French chemist, father of microbiology, proposed germ theory of disease, developed cure and treatment for rabies. ALS on 5 x 4 monogrammed letterhead, Oct. 16, 1884, Pasteur writes an unknown man returning a piece omitting the last paragraph which he may replace with lines which Pasteur has added, is happy to gratify neighbors. Light toning at edges from prior matting/framing.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500
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Lot 1148
  Raeder, Erich (1876-1960), Led German Navy 1928-43. 14 x 10 partly-printed DS in German as Commander-in-Chief of the Navy, Berlin, Oct. 24, 1938, embossed Nazi seal at lower left. Commission of Heinrich Hasenscher as Naval Lieutenant. Small tear at lower right. Framed.
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 1149
  Rommel, Erwin (1891-1944), German Field Marshal, legendary panzer commander in North Africa, implicated in plot to kill Hitler and forced to commit suicide. 12 x 8 TLS in German (with English translation) signed in dark pencil, January 4, 1941, np, to Mr. Kollmar. Rommel sends his thanks for Kollmar's attendance at Rommel's mother's funeral, adding: "We four children are thankful that our mother was with U.S. for such a long time and was allowed to pass on in her sleep."
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500
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Lot 1150
  San Martin, José de (1778-1850), National hero of Argentina, with O'Higgins defeated Spanish and liberated Chile, proclaimed independence of Peru. 11½ x 8 MsDS in Spanish, Santiago, Chile, Nov. 26, 1818, requesting a state funeral for a fallen comrade from the Minister of the State in the Department of the Army and Navy. Chipped at left margin.
Estimate 400 - 500
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Lot 1151
  Weizmann, Chaim (1874-1952), Zionist leader, 1st President of the State of Israel 1948-52. 9 x 6½ TLS in Hebrew (with translation) on official letterhead, May 5, 1950, to Meir Weisgal, New York. Weizmann is happy Weisgal was able to raise funds for the (Weizmann Research) Institute and states: "I must be the luckiest of men, although am I really lucky? I feel like a man who…climbed the highest mountain and upon reaching the top, he is tired of his efforts, more so than…attainment of his goals."
Estimate 750 - 1,000
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Lot 1152
  Windsor, Duke and Duchess, Edward VIII ruled Great Britain and the Commonwealth Jan. 20-Dec. 11, 1936, abdicating to marry Wallis Simpson, the divorced American commoner. His brother, King George VI, who succeeded him, gave Edward and Wallis the titles of Duke and Duchess of Windsor.Two signed items. 1.) British Sept. 1, 1936 cacheted FDC of the King Edward VIII issue, Hand addressed to "Hon. F. D. Roosevelt, Washington, D.C." in another hand at right, and signed "Edward Duke of Windsor" at left side. While the cover is probably from President Roosevelt's collection, the cover was not autographed in his lifetime. 2.) 1965 British Winston Churchill stamp cacheted FDC, hand addressed, signed by "Wallis Duchess of Windsor" and "Edward Duke of Windsor". With 1969 secretarial cover letter from the Windsors' Paris home.
Estimate 400 - 500
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Lot 1153
  Alexander I (1777-1825), Tsar of Russia 1801-1825. Reign started with reforms, fought Napoleon, ended reign as reactionary ruler. 14 x 8 partly-printed DS in Cyrillic, as Tsar, Aug. 6, 1867, presents Award of St. Anne 2nd Class to French Consuls Gonet and Berillon. Not formally translated.
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 1154
  Alexander III (1845-1894), Tsar of Russia 1881-1894, reactionary ruler, countenanced persecutions of Jews and others, continued Russian advances into Central Asia. 14 x 8 partly-printed DS in Cyrillic as Tsar, Nov. 9, 1890, 3½ pp. (folded sheet). The Tsar presents decorations of St. Stanislaus 2nd and 3rd Degree to various named individuals. Not formally translated. Excellent condition.
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 1155
  Beria, Laventi (1899-1953), Headed Stalin's NKVD security agency, oversaw Great Purge of 1934-38 and ordered deaths of thousands. Tried and executed for apparent attempt to succeed Stalin. AES in Russian at top left corner of 1946 letter referring to need for 2,500 square meters of office space in transportation building which houses western railroad operation in Smolensk. Not formally translated. Small photo attached at top left, 2 file holes at left margin, light soiling. Few minor pencil lines and markings, three other signatures at lower right.
Estimate 500 - 600
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Lot 1156
  Catherine II (the Great) (1729-1796), Empress of Russia 1762-96, mistress and 2nd wife of Peter the Great. 21 x 14½ heavy paper DS, "Ekaterina" in Cyrillic as Empress, August 8, 1769. Not translated but apparently a consular appointment. Huge imperial seal affixed at lower left, nice dark signature, exceptional condition.
Estimate 2,000 - 2,500
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Lot 1157
  Chaliapin, Fyodor (1873-1938), Russian opera & concert bass, to U.S. 1921. Two items. A) 8 x 10 photograph of the singer reading a music manuscript, inscribed in Russian with sentiment, dated 1930. Few creases and wrinkles, mounted on same size board. B) ALS in Russian, no place, no date, 2pp. (1st and 2nd pages of a folded sheet), with translation. Chaliapin writes a woman, Antonina Vasilyevna, asks her to see her acquaintance, the Moscow City Elementary School supervisor about getting a young teacher friend of Chaliapin's transferred from her village school to a city position. With holograph addressed and signed envelope.
Estimate 500 - 750
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Lot 1158
  Feodorovna, Alexandra (1872-1918), Empress of Russia, married Czar Nicholas II in 1894, killed with her family by the Bolsheviks. Approx. 4¼ x 5½ postally used black-bordered mourning envelope (for her father-in-law Czar Alexander III, died Nov. 1, 1894) addressed in her hand to "Her Majesty/ The Queen/ Windsor Castle" (her grandmother, Queen Victoria of England) with August 20, 1895 Russian postmark. Wax seal, printed Tsarskoe Selo (name of tsarist summer home) in Cyrillic, with Queen Victoria's handwritten docketing, "The Empress of Russia", on back. Envelope flap tear, Very Fine and excellent association.
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000
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Lot 1159
  Kapitsa, Pyotr (1894-1984), Soviet physicist, director of U.S.S.R. Institute of Physical Problems, dismissed 1946 for refusal to work on atomic bomb project. Awarded 1978 Nobel Prize for Physics. DS in Cyrillic from Lev Artsimovich (first scientist to get thermonuclear reaction in a laboratory) on Academy of Sciences letterhead, Moscow, Dec. 22, 1961 to Kapitsa asking him what reports should be read at an upcoming scientific conference. Kapitsa writes on the document (AES in Russian): "Com. Borovik and Abrykosov, please deliver the list of possible reports. P. K." and dates it the 26th. Two file holes at left margin.
Estimate 200 - 300
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Lot 1160
  Nicholas I (1796-1855), Tsar of Russia 1825-1855, autocrat, led Russia into Crimean War over his designs on Constantinople. 12 x 7½ MsDS as Tsar, April 20, 1832, place unknown, presents Captain Stetsev with Award of St. Anne 3rd Class. Excellent condition.
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 1161
  Nicholas II (1868-1918), Tsar of Russia 1894-1917, directed construction of Trans-Siberian railroad, fought disastrous war with Japan, joined Allies in World War I, abdicated after 1917 Russian Revolution, murdered with his family. 8 x 5 pencilled ALS in Russian signed with his initials, St. Petersburg, 1895, orders a courier to leave for Darlashtad on Tuesday, Feb. 7 and to present himself in Anichkov at 10 a.m. the same day. Matted with French postcard photograph and framed to 11 x 13¼ overall.
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000
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