"History is arguments without end"

Peter Geyl


Samuel Anthony Alito, Jr. (b- 1950). Alito is the junior Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States having been recently appointed by George W. Bush. He was educated at Princeton and Yale Law School. Alito served as a United States attorney and a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit prior to joining the Supreme Court. He is a conservative jurist with a libertarian streak (especially on First Amendment issues); since becoming a member of the Supreme Court he has often voted with conservative members of the court. He is the 110th justice and the second Italian-American on the Supreme Court.He is considered a brilliant jurist.The offering is a Bureau of Engraving B &W image of the US Supreme Court. It is signed in black felt tipped pen Samuel Alito, n.d., n.p. but presumably Washington, D.C.Price:$195.00

Bernard Mannes Baruch ( 1870– 1965). Signed and inscribed 1919 portrait.Baruch was an American financier, stock market speculator, statesman, and presidential adviser. After his success in business, he devoted his time toward advising Democratic presidents Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D. Roosevelt on economic matters.Price:$595.00

Neville Chamberlain (1869-940). British PrimeMinister1937-1940. Chamberlain is perhaps the most ill-regarded British Prime Minister of the 20th century, largely because of his perceived policy of appeasement. Chamberlain's political legacy is therefore unfortunately defined by his dealings with Nazi Germany. As one historian noted, "there are no statues to Chamberlain."This offering:Typed letter signed, one page, 7.5 in x 10 in, personal letterhead, November 18, 1924. Letter to Captain William Brass about a possible upcoming appointment. In part: “I am really writing to ask you about my P.P.S. I shall have to appoint somebody very soon, and I need hardly say that I would rather have you than anyone. At the same time I can quite understand that you may wish not to take up a rather more independent position; and, if so, please don’t hesitate to tell me. I want you to consider your own career first in this matter.” Chamberlain also writes a brief postscript: “Please be quite candid in lettering me your inclination.” Bisecting mailing folds, one through a single letter of signature, pencil notations to top, rough and lightly trimmed left edge, and a light overall shade of toning, otherwise fine condition. Chamberlain is scarce in any form and he should be represented in any WW II collection. PRICE:$575.00

John Dunlap.Facsimile of an Original Dunlap Broadside.The first printing of the Declaration of Independence that this facsimile is recreated from, is sometimes called the "Lost Copy". It is referred to this way because it was re-discovered in 1968 on the dusty shelves of Leary's Book Store in Philadelphia during the closing of that establishment after 132 years in business; it may have languished there in storage for more than 100 years. The Lost Copy was purchased at auction by Dallas business executives Ira G. Corn, Jr., and Joseph P. Driscoll for $404,000. The document was restored, preserved and commissioned by R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company, The Lakeside Press to produce a limited set of facsimiles. For several years the owners displayed the original Declaration without charge throughout the United States. It was then acquired by generous Dallas citizens and presented to the City of Dallas on July 4, 1978.Price SOLD

The W.J. Stone Declaration of Independence on Rice Paper. A Rare 1848 Rice Paper Copy of the Declaration of Independence from Peter Force's American Archives printed from William J. Stone's copperplate. One of the few hundred remaining copies of the Declaration of Independence inserted in the 1st volume of the 5th series of the Archives between columns 1595 and 1598. Price:SOLD

Helen Gahagan Douglas (1900-1980). American Actress and Politician.HGD was a legendary figure in Washington. At one time she was a misttress to LBJ. She was voted the worst Representative in the House by her colleagues. In history she is known as The Pink Lady, a name she received in her 1950 senatorial race against Richard Nixon.Very Rare Photograph Signed. $395.

Chief Joseph (1840 – 1904)
This offering is an ALS, October 10, 1877 on stationary with heading of the Army of the United States to Secretary of the Tresuary John Sherman documenting that Chief Joseph had surrendered to Colonel "Nelson" Miles. The actual surrender date of Chief Joseph was October 5th. The letter was signed by an unknown individual in Army Headquarters.
Price: $3500

. Geronimo (Mescalero-Chiricahua: Goyaalé [kòjà???´] "one who yawns"; June 16, 1829 – February 17, 1909) Geronimo was a famous Apache cheif who fought against the Mexicans and Americans who invaded Apache lands. He was eventually captured and interned and in the last part of his life he was transfer to Fort Sill Oklahoma were he became a celebrity. This offering is a standard FDC signed twice by Geronimo with his characteristic signature. The FDC is postmarked Fort Sill, Nov 2, 1904. Geronimo died in Fort Sill 5 years after the envelope was signed. Price: $12,500

Mohandas K. Gandhi
, (1869 - 1948) Vintage matte-finish 7 x 9.75 W.H. Grove and Son photo of Clare Sheridan's bust sculpture of Gandhi, sign in fountain pen, "MK Gandhi," and also signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "To Mrs. Cheeseman, in remembrance of - Oct - 1931, Clare Sheridan." In fine condition, with some scattered very light silvering to background and darker areas of image. Sheridan was a noted sculptress, and cousin of Winston Churchill. Gandhi signed protraits seldom appear on the market, with the additional signature of the artist making this larger than usually seen photo a superior offering. Price: $9975

Barry M. Goldwater (b.1909-1998). Signed Photogrph.Barry Morris Goldwater was a United States politician and a founding figure in the modern conservative movement. Goldwater personified the shift in balance in American culture from the Northeast to the West. A five-term United States Senator from Arizona, he was the Republican Party candidate for the Presidency in the 1964 election.This offering is a superb 8 in x 10 in B&W signed photograph signed with a black sharpie as Barry Goldwater.Price:$495.00

Eric Honecker, Leonid Brezhnev and Michael Gorbachev. Three prominent Communist leaders.This offering is a standard FDC stamped with stamps depicting link between Soviet Union and East Germany, one stamp has image of Brezhnev and Honecker shaking hands. The FDC is signed by Honecker, Brezhnev and Gorbachev with ink pen signatures. Honecker added date 8.9.86. An extremely scarce collection of signatures. Price:SOLD

King Hussein (1935-1999 )and Queen Noor (1951 ). The photo is is an 8 in x10 in and it is signed: To Tausha with our highest esteem and warm wishes. It's signed by both King Hussein and Queen Noor and it is dated June 18. 1998. The photograph was to a long term associate of the Husseins and therefore authenticity is not an issue. Price: $950.00

Isabella and Ferdinand. RARE DOUBLE SIGNED DOCUMENT SEPTEMBER 1492 WHILE CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS WAS ON THE OCEAN! LESS THAN A MONTH BEFORE SIGHTING LAND IN THE AMERICAS. A true direct link to an epoch in discovery and exploration that would not be matched until the Apollo missions centuries later! Please contact us for price information.
Felix Frankfurter (1882–1965). American Jurist, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1939–62), Presidential Adviser; Superb Content Typed Letter Signed, one page, octavo, on personal Supreme Court stationery, Washington, D.C., May 1, 1941. Writing to attorney, Fanny Holtzmann, who was working to admit more Jews into the U.S. and bring attention to Nazi atrocities, Justice Frankfurter reponds to her letter eloquently, but at the same time addresses the limits, as a Justice, of his willingness to act and use his office in a political role, however much he agrees with her views. Frankfurter's response is just as powerful and timely today as it was in 1941. Price:POR.

Sam Houston (1793-1863). This offering is a 4 5 in. x 2.5 in cut signature that was a free frank and the signature reads, Sam Houston,free,n.p.,n.d. but circa early 1800's.The signature is in good condition and shows normal aging.The image shows the mounting corners. The signature will be accompanied by an image of Sam Houston for framing. Price:$1250.00

Helen Keller. Book Description: Doubleday, Doran, and Company, 1941. Hardcover. Book, octavo size. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair plus toGood. Price intact-$1.00. Let Us Have Faith. Signed and Inscribed by Helen Keller on the first page as shown in her characteristic block printing using pencil.. Green covers show with some wear wear. Dustjacket does show moderate wear and tear around the edges with some chipping. but has been placed in a mylar cover for added protection. A rare collectible copy. Two similar books listed for sale on thye internet are priced at $800.00 and $1,000.00 respectively.Price: $595.00

Thomas Melville (1751-1832). Original member of the Boston Tea Party and Revolutionary War Veteran, Grandfather of Herman Melville. Partly-printed Document Signed, one page, oblong, small folio, Port of Boston, May 12, 1818. Signed by Melville as Naval Officer for a cotton shipment from Calcutta bound for New York. Accompanied with original invoice. Rare in this form. Price:$495

Walter Mondale and Geraldine Ferraro. Nice photograph taken on the floor of the Minnesota House the morning that Walter Mondale introduced Ferraro as his running mate in the 1984 campaign againsn Ronald Reagan and George Bush.Signed by both Mondale and Ferraro. Price $250.00

Minnesota Governors. Collection of signatures of 17 different Minnesota Governors including that of Harold Stassen (x2). Price: $249.00

Jehan Sadat (1933-). The second wife of Anwar Sadat she was First lady of Egypt 1970-1981 when her husband was assassinated. A nice TLS dated a year before her husband's assassination with excellent content.Price$95.00

Adlai Stevenson(1900-1965). Democratic Governor of IL and unsuccessful candidate for president twice having been defeated by Eisenhower in both elections. After his defeat he remained a prominent Democrat and was appointed by JFK as Ambassador to The United Nations. He was prominent during Cuban Missile Crisis when he told the Russians he would wait "until hell froze over" if it took that long to get a truthful answer from them. He died of a heart attack walking the streets of London. This offering is a TLS on 10.5x7 on Stevenson's Washington stationary the content of which conveys an optimistic message of confidence they will win the upcoming election against Eisenhower.Signed Adlai Stevenson Mentions Estes---Estes Kefauver. Excellent political content letter. Price: $750

Henry Wallace (October 7, 1888- November 18, 1865) Henry Wallace was a cabinet secretary in the first 2 FDR administration then he was elected Vice President with FDR in 1941. As his views became well known he was at the time too far left with his politics and organized labor helped remove him from the ticket and substituted Harry Truman in his place in the 1944 election. The removal of Wallace from the FDR led ticketwas a true godsend for the United States. Standard calling card in excellent condition with a dark fountainhead signature. Price: $400