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HISTORY BUFF CATALOG AND NEW ARRIVALS

SPECIAL COLLECTION OF PRESIDENTIAL AUTOGRAPHS FROM WASHINGTON TO WOOODROW WILSON

(28 PRESIDENTS)

PART I

PART II

GeorgeS. Patton, Jr. (1885-1945). Legendary US General.This offering is an 8 x 10 TLS dated August 24th, 1945. In excellent condition and signed in fountain pen, on Third Army stationary, "George S. Patton, Jr" Patton remains one of the greatest military heroes of all time and he is the most collected modern American military figures.

This letter is the only letter we have ever offered, in which, Patton mentions that he and his army are actively killing Germans. This is mentioned in a hand written post script to the letter. We know of no more quintisenstial Patton letter and a must for Patton collectors.

Price: $25,000

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
Joseph E. Murray, M.D. (April 1, 1919 - November 26, 2012) Joseph Murray was a Harvard faculty member and plastic surgeon. Who along with a team of physicians at the Brigham pioneered the field of organ transplantation. They did the first non-identical twin transplant of a kidney in 1957. The other physicians involved in this work had died by the time Murray was awarded the Nobel. The other members of the transplant group were: John Merril, Gustav Damnin, J. Hartwell Harrison and George Thorn among others Price: $425
Robert Moses Famous New York City manager. Who was responsible for overseeing the growth and development of New York City. Bob Caro who wrote a prize winning biography of Moses that is still used to teach in graduate business schools across the country. This offering is a TLS on New York City's Department of Parks stationary. Dated November 25th, 1957. It's signed Robert Moses. Price: $375
G. Gordon Liddy Famous member of Nixon Plumbers who were caught up in the Watergate scandal. Conservative patriot, talk show host and pundit on television. Price: $395
Charlie Caldwell One of the three great Princeton football coaches in history. The offering is a TLS about attending a clinic with Dick Kazmier the Heisman Trophy winner in 1951. Letter in good condition as shown. Price: $425

Antonin Gregory Scalia (Born March 11, 1936) is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. As the longest-serving justice currently on the Court, Scalia is the Senior Associate Justice. Appointed to the Court by President Ronald Reagan in 1986,

This 8x10 color photograph of Scalia in his judicial robe is signed in silver ink Antonin Scalia. The signed photograph is in excellent condition. Any item signed by Scalia is rare because he does not sign frequently.

Price: $325

Ronald Reagan (1911-2004). Actor, Governor of California, and 40th President of the United States (1981-1989). Beautiful Photograph Signed, being a 5 x 3in. color photograph of distant view of the Berlin Wall showing the moat that seperated East from West Germany. East Germans initially would dive into the moat and swim underwater to the bank on the opposite side so they could climb up the bank to get into West Germany. Once they reached the West German side of the bank the East Germans would shoot them as they tried to scamble up the bank. Then, the East Germans installed an electrical fence, just below the surface of the water in the moat so people attempting to escape could not swim under the water without hitting the fence and getting electricuted.

President Reagan signed the quote: "Mr. Gorbachev, Tear Down This Wall !" on the photo as shown. Famous Presidential quotes in the President's own hand will, in our opinion, become very valuable. This particular photo signed and thus inscribed by Reagan is extrodinarily rare and the source for the photo is impeccable. President Reagan signed this quote in his Los Angeles office on the avenue of the stars.

Also includred in this ensamble is a FDC signed by Gorba,Breznev and Hoeneker, Also inluded aee fragments of Berlin Wall with graffiti

Price: SOLD

Stone Declaration of Independence on rice paper. This offering is a Stone Rice paper Declaration which is in very fine condition, measuring 25" x 30", showing normal folds with faint shadowing or , as it is called, ink transfer from having been inserted in the book.This type of ink transfer helps to authenticate the document.This document was originally bound into into Volume I of Peter Force’s “American Archives: Fifth Series Containing a documentary History of The United States of America, from the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1775 to the Definitive Treaty of Peace with Great Britain, September 3, 1783,” (Washington: April 1848), 1787 pages, 9” x 14”. Price: $32,500

Louis Pasteur Pioneering French microbiologist and chemist (1822–1895) who demonstrated the germ theory of disease and developed the first vaccine against rabies. Vintage 5.25 x 7 print of a bust portrait of Pasteur by Legamey, originally done in 1886, affixed to an off-white 8.5 x 12 mount, with the mount bearing a large facsimile signature, and signed and inscribed in fountain pen in the lower border, “Souvenir du 11 mai 1886 a M. Maurice Vallery-Radot, L. Pasteur.” Double-cloth-matted and framed to an overall size of 17 x 20.5. In fine condition, with a few scattered creases to mount. Vallery-Radot was the grandson of the brother of the son-in-law of Pasteur. Pasteur’s signature here came less than a year after he first showed the French Academy of Sciences promising results of his treatment against rabies in humans, and two months following his March 1886 presentation of a study of 350 inoculated with his rabies vaccine—of which there was only one unsuccessful treatment. ‘There is cause to create a rabies vaccine establishment,’ he said at the time. A magnificent photo signed as Pasteur was in the middle of making scientific history. Price: $3400

Jefferson and Madison Ship's Papers. Partly-printed vellum DS, signed “Th: Jefferson” as president and “James Madison” as secretary of state, one page, 10.25 x 15, no date. Unissued scalloped-top ship’s papers signed at the conclusion by Jefferson and Madison. Matted and framed to an overall size of 16 x 21. Intersecting folds, one through a single letter of Madison’s signature, some light wrinkling, and Madison’s signature a shade light, otherwise fine condition. Price: $12,500

   
Jackie Kennedy Christmas ANS to brother-in-law Ted Kennedy, signed “Jackie,” on a 5 x 3.5 red-bordered card, no date. In full: “Merry Christmas dearest Teddy, I’m trying to find a subject near your heart xxxx I love you. Jackie.” In fine condition. Note entirely in Jackie's handwriting. Price: $1495
John Quincy Adams, (1767-1848) Hand-addressed and free franked address panel, 7 x 3, addressed by Adams to "Hon, Robert C. Winthrop, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Boston," and franked in the upper right, "J. Q. Adams." Panel also bears a light, but legible "Free" stamp below the franking signature and a date stamp, "Feb. 11," to the left side. Matted and framed with a protrait of Adams to an overall size of 10 x 16 in. Light intersecting folds, including one touching a single letter of the signature, a uniform shade of toning, and an unobtrusive repair to paper loss along top edge, otherwise fine condition. Price: $1450

Three Presidential Franks. Three presidential franks. Monroe, Polk and Pierce. Available for purchase individually or as a collection.
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

U-Boat Collection WWII Collection of 6 signed black and white photographs by u-boat captains. Many signers indicated which u-boats they commanded. There is supporting documentation as to how each of these autographs were obtained. Most of the autographs were obtained in Germany as in-person signatures. Each photograph is priced individually or the entire collection could be purchase at a special price.

Herbert Clark Hoover (August 10, 1874 – October 20, 1964) was the 31st President of the United States (1929–1933). Hoover was originally a professional mining engineer and author. As the United States Secretary of Commerce in the 1920s under Presidents Warren Harding and Calvin Coolidge, he promoted partnerships between government and business under the rubric "economic modernization".

This letter is a 7 in x 10 in TLS on Hoovers personal letterhead, NYC,Feb 28,1921 in which he states." I have definately committed my self to the job (Sec of Commerece) and I feel the deepest gratification in knowing I have your support in my new position." It is signed in black ink pen, Herbert Hoover. This is accordingly a historic letter that marks the beginning of a future president's march toward the presidency.

Price:$595.00

Abraham Flexner (1866-1959). With a background in education (not medicine), Abraham Flexner revolutionized medical education, and as a result, the entire field of medicine with his critical report on American medical schools. The work was critical of the American education system, and upon recognition of its insights, Henry S. Pritchett, president of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, invited Flexner to do a study of American medical education (Oxford 392). The Carnegie Foundation had been asked to investigate the issue by the American Medical Association’s Council on Education, which had noted the poor quality of medical schools in its annual report for 1906 (Duffy 208). Flexner seized the opportunity, and spent the next year or so traveling around North America visiting and evaluating 160 medical schools.

This offering is a 8 in. X 10 in. TLS on General Education Board stationery, Dec. 1, 1913, New York, NY. It is signed in black ink pen, Abraham Flexner. The condition of the letter is excellent although it shows aging-it is 100 years old.Both Rockefeller and Carneigie are listed as Education Board members.

Price: $475.00
General James Harold "Jimmy" Doolittle, USAF (December 14, 1896 – September 27, 1993) was an American aviation pioneer. Doolittle served as a brigadier general, major general and lieutenant general in the United States Army Air Forces during the Second World War. He earned the Medal of Honor for his valor and leadership as commander of the Doolittle Raid on Japan while a lieutenant colonel.

This offering is two letters signed by J.H. Doolittle using a ball point pen Both lytters are on Mutual of Omaha stationery and both are in x in paper. In the August 4 letter1983 Doolittle state "The Tokyo Raid was just a job to be done and we did it the best we could." In the second letter he sstates that he was given top priority and that ws what helped get things done.

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

The Flying Tigers were an American volunteer group (AVG) who flew in China while they were conducting operations against the Japanese and Southeast Asia. This offering is a print of Dick Rossi and his plane, that was signed by Rossi and 12 fellow Flying Tigers, including: Tex Hill, Charles Mott, Chuck Holder and Ed Rector among others. The framing also contains a reproduction of the AVG Flying Tigers patch. Mostly signed in pencil.

Price: $795.00
Fort Sumpter was a Union military installation in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. It was built to further fortify the east coast against possible attack as a result of the War of 1812. It was named after General Sumpter, a Revolutionary War hero. This item is a framing that contains an image of Fort Sumpter, replicas of military patches of the Union and Confederate armies, and eight signatures of important figures in the attack on the fort.

Price: $3895.00
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 S. Stevenson Mentions Estes---Estes Kefauver. Excellent political content letter.

Price: $750
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. Also included is A Niles General'srals card.

Price: $3500
Geronimo. 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 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

Charles Monroe "Sparky" Schulz (November 26, 1922 – February 12, 2000)[1] was an American cartoonist, whose comic strip Peanuts proved one of the most popular and influential in the history of the medium, and is still widely reprinted on a daily basis.

Schulz was on of America's favorite cartoonists of all time. This offering is a Disney cachet FDC in good condition and the signature and remarque were done by a sharpie marker.

Price: $3500

Erwin Johannes Eugen Rommel (15 November 1891 – 14 October 1944), popularly known as the Desert Fox (Wüstenfuchs), was a German Field Marshal of World War II. He won the respect of both his own troops and the enemies he fought.

This offering is an award document to a soldier in the Afrika Corps on an 8x10 paper. Signed or approved by Rommel. The document shows normals signs of aging but is in otherwise good condition.

Price: $1200

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) Autograph of Abraham Lincoln dated April 12th 1861 or the date the Civil War began. This offering is a 3.5 x 5 inch slip of light blue paper signed Yours Truly, A. Lincoln April 12th 1861. The signature is bold and the slip of paper is in overall good condition, but shows slight signs of aging. At 4:30 a.m. in Charleston, SC the Confederate batteries fired on Fort Sumter. This was the beginning of the Civil War and it occured on the 40th day of Lincoln's presidency. A chilling piece of history. Price: $7495.00
Hemingway, Ernest (1899-1961) TLS, signed in pencil "Papa", 1 full page, Nov 24, 1954, 4to, "Finca Vigia, San Francisco de Paula" letterhead, Cuba, onion skin paper, to Bob Manning of "Time" Magazine. The announcement having just been made that Hemingway had been awarded the 1954 Nobel Prize for Literature, "Time" Magazine immediately assigned its top writer, Robert Manning, to do a cover-story interview of Hemingway. Manning visited the writer in Cuba, then corresponded with him on particular points to finish the article. In this letter, Hemingway responds to questions posed by Manning, including outstanding content regarding his "The Old Man and the Sea" (1952) Price: $15,500.00

James D. Watson, PhD.(b.1928). American biologist a Nobel Prize winner for the discovery of an 8 in x 11 in typed letter on Cold Spring Harbor stationery and signed with pen James D. Watson. The intriguing aspect of this letter is that in one sentence lays out the strategy for attacking the cancer problem by developing drugs that will prevent the development of cancers (by blocking the expression of the cancer causing genes (oncogenes). The letter is in fine condition.

Price:$695.00

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Mercury 7 Astronauts. Here is a chance to acquire theautographs of all seven of the Mercury Astronauts. Three have signed a photograph of the Mercury 7 with JFK ---Walter Marty Jr. (Wally) Schirra (b.1923) US astronaut; member of original Mercury 7; only astronaut to enter space as part of Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs; [Malcolm] Scott Carpenter (b. 1921). US astronaut; 2nd American to orbit Earth 1962; member of original Mercury 7; [Leroy] Gordon Cooper, Jr. (b. 1927). Photos of JFK with the astronauts are scarce.The photograph is in excellent condition. The other photograph in this collection is a 4in x 8 in B&W photo signed by John Glenn. This Also included in the collection is a postal cover signed by "Deke" Slayton and a resonse to a request for an utograph signed by Alan Shepard.

Price: $1200.00

 

 

 

 

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

THE WORDS THAT SEALED HIROSHIMA'S FATE

Straight Flush photo signed by co-pilot Ira Weatherly with Famous Quote.Straight Flush was the name of the B-29 that was the weather plane that was the first plane over Hiroshima. It radioed back to Enola Gay "2/10's cloud cover -bomb primary." Paul Tibbets, commander and pilot of Enola Gay immediately informed his crew-"It's Hiroshima." This offering is an image of Straigt Flush signed by the co-pilot Ira Weatherly who has written out the famous communication between his plane and Enola Gay on the margain of the photograph. A unique piece of history. Price:$750.00

JOHN F. KENNEDY (1917-1963 ) .War hero, Congressman, US Senator and 35th President of the United States.A spectacular Phillipe Halsman 8 in x 10 in photograph signed "To Patricia / Keating / with very best / wishes / John Kennedy," probably as Senator from Massachusetts. Signed in the image. Staple holes in margin at top left, very minor dings otherwise excellent condition.Phillipe Halsman was a world famous photographer and his images are avidly sought by photograph collectors. A check of photograph auctions shows that Halsman photographs and portraits sell for between 5 hundred and 20 thousand dollars each.This photograph is exquisite an combines a high quality signature and inscription of JFK with the finest in a photo portrait. Volumes have been written about the difficulty in finding authentic JFK signatures. All the Kennedy sons were famous for their liberal use of both secretarial signatures and autopens.This authentic signature and inscription is one of the BEST we have ever seen.

Price : SOLD

U-Boat Collection-Doenitz, Topp, Ketschmer and Suhren. U-boat and submarine is common in English-language usage (where "U-Boat" is used to refer exclusively to the German naval submarines of the First and Second World Wars) but unknown in German, in which the term U-Boot refers to any submarine.This offering is a collection of the autographs of three of the most famous WW II German U-Boat commanders-- Kretschmer and Topp and Suhren as well of that of Admiral Karl Doenitz. Kretschmer, Topp and Suhren have designated on the FDC the # of the U-boat they were last commanding in WW II.

Price: $old

Tom Clancy (1947- ).BOOK-THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER. This book is one of the rarest First Editions in modern American literature. When it was published it was done in a small edition because Clancy was an unknown author. Unknown that is until President Reagan mentioned at a press conference that he was reading a new thriller called The----. Man, that is a career launcher. Of course, the rest is history and Red October had become a classic yarn of the sea-the modern version of Moby Dick.Book Description: Annapolis,MD: Naval Institute Press, 1984, Annapolis,MD, 1984. Brown Cloth. Book Condition: Almost like new. Dust Jacket Condition:Excellent-like new. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Brown Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. True first edition, first printing: no price on dj, 18 lines of text on copyright page with no mention of printing, 6 blurbs on rear flap with Clive Cussler as no 3 and ending with Stansfeld Turner.Book is signed, First edition! To Stan Ryson, Best Wishes, Tom ClancyAs an aside, we believe this particular book, especially if you can find it signed, may turn out to be a good investment because of the scarcity of this first edition especially the signed First Edtions..

This rare first book, that was the landmark of his career, is more rare with Tom Clany's passing

Price:$1200.00

CLAIRE TREVOR(1910-2000). Trevor was an American actress. She was nicknamed the "Queen of Film Noir" because of her many appearances in "bad girl” roles in film noir and other black-and-white thrillers. She appeared in over 60 films. She appeared in over 60 films and won an Academy Award forBest Supporting Actress in the classic film Key Largo nd she has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.This offering is a pristine 8 in x 10 in portrait of Claire Trevor done by the famous Beverly Hills photographer David D'Caggeri. It is signed Sincerely Claire Trevor. Price: $375.00

Reinhard Hardegen (1913- ).Hardegen was one of Germany's most important U-boat commandres. His two commands were of U 147 and U 123.Hardegen transferred from the air arm of the Kriegsmarine to the U-Boat service in 1939.During the course of several patrols including ones of the East Coast of the United States Hardegen's boats sunk 22 ships (115,656 tons), remarkable record.This made him one of Germany's top U-Boat.

Price:$345.00

Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945).Governor of New York (1995-2001) & 32nd President of the U.S. (1933-1945). Document Signed, being a Governor of New York card signed "Franklin D. Roosevelt". Even age toning.Otherwise in excellent condition with a bold signature. Writing is dark.Comes with a 10 in.x 13 in. presidential head and shoulders image that is a print of "The Unfinished Portrait." The Unfinished Portrait of FDR is a water color image of Franklin Delano Roosevelt that was in progress at the time of his collapse and subsequent death. Elizabeth Shoumatoff had begun working on the portrait of the president around noon on April 12, 1945. FDR was being served lunch when he stated "I have a terrific headache" and then collapsed of a massive cerebral hemorrhage. Later that day Roosevelt died. Shoumatoff never finished the portrait. Gimble Brothers acquired the right to reproduce the image of the portrait and published several editions of the print. This ,however, is a Limited First Edition print published by Gimble Brothers, Inc, New York, 1945.Theportrait shows some toning consistent with its age and a few minor dings here and there but it is overall in fine condition.

Price:$1,150.00

NevilleChamberlain(1869-1940).Brit. 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

Charles Best (1899-1978) and James Collip. This offering is a ink pen signature of James Collip on a 3 in x 5 in card and also a glossy 3 in x 4 in B&W head and shoulders photograph of Charles Best signed Charles H. Best. The Collip signature is bold but the Best signature was signed on the dark part of the image but can be seen with closer viewing.Both the photograph and the card are in excellent condition.

Both Best and Collip were, along with Banting, the most important investigators responsible for the discovery of insulin.However the Nobel Committee did not award them the prize for their discovery. Rather, the prize was awarded to Banting and Macleod. It was Macleod's laboratory in which the work was done but he was on sabbatical for much of the time the most important work was done. Banting and Macleod shared the money from their prizes with Best and Colip because they knew that their work was essentiial to the success of the project.

Price:$650.00

Alexsis Carrel (1853-1944) .French-born, American Physician & Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine (1912). Typed Letter Signed, one page, , October 8, 1937, on official "THE ROCKEFELLER INSTITUTE FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH" letterhead, New York. A short typed letter that reads. Signed: "Yours very truly, Alexis Carrel". A nice letter on the letterhead fromthe institution where was working when he was awarded the Nobel prize. A nice sample on the Carrel letters are scarce.

Price:$595.00

 

 

Charles Breton Huggins, M.D (1901 - 1997) and Francis) Peyton Rous (1879 – 1970). These two researchers were awarded the 1966 Nobel Prize in Medicine. This offering consist of two items the first of which is a 4 in x 6 in B&W photograph of Charles Huggins signed Charles Huggins Nobel Prize 1966. The photograph is in excellent condition.The second item is a TLS on Rockefeller University stationery, d.October 31, 1966 in which Rous writes: Dear Martha.your letter about the Nobel Prize gave me keen pleasure.Though we will be seeing each other at the Weizmann dinner in 2 days more. I want you to know this now. Your friend Peyton Rous. (P.S.) Please excuse the fact this comes late and typed. I want you to know this now. A host of "musts" have got me down. These two items are linked in writing to their Nobel prizes.Rous material is scarce.

Price:$795.00

General James Harold "Jimmy" Doolittle, USAF (December 14, 1896 – September 27, 1993) was an American aviation pioneer. Doolittle served as a brigadier general, major general and lieutenant general in the United States Army Air Forces during the Second World War. He earned the Medal of Honor for his valor and leadership as commander of the Doolittle Raid on Japan while a lieutenant colonel.This offering is a 6 in x 4 in 8th Air Force card that is signed and inscribed as folloes: To Mr. harry Guran, With sincere best wishes, J.A. Doolittle. The card is in excellent conmdition.

Price: $195.00

Ronald Reagan (b.1911-2004). Actor, Governor of California, and 40th President of the United States (1981-1989).This offering consists of two 3 in x 5 in note cards on which President Reagan outlined A CAMPAIGN speech he gave on a 1979 swing through Montana and North Dakota . The cards are in excellent condition and they appear to have been printed using a standard ball point pen.They are unsigned. President Reagan often used similar file cards to outline his speeches and he even mentions this point in his book Speaking My Mind. These cards therefore represent an outstanding and important historical artifact. In terms of their provenance , these cards were left in Reagan's Hotel room in Cut Bank Montana and were rescued by the person with great foresight and a sense of history who cleaned the room after he departed.The world has turned over many times since that giant Ronald Reagan thundered across the world's stage. These cards represent quintessential Reagan----thoughtful, informed, insightful and well aware that the Soviet Empire was exactly what he called it somewhat later--AN 'EVIL EMPIRE' THAT COULD NOT BE TRUSTED. REAGAN HAD A COMMITMENT TO PRESERVING THE SECURITY AND FREEDOM OF THE LAND HE LOVED-THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS WELL AS FREEDOM FOR THE WESTERN WORLD AND TAIWAN. President Reagan had a keen sense of obligation to our friends and allies and thus turned around the thought that it was more dangerous to be a friend than to be an enemy of the United States which flourished while Carter was president.

Price: $5,900.00

 

 

Charles Lindbergh (1902-1972).Letter Mentioning Alexis Carrel's Research.Pioneer American Aviator famous for piloting the first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean in 1927, Pulitzer Prize Winning Author, Environmentalist.In the letter offered here Lindbergh refers to needles used by Dr. Carrel. Typed letter signed, 1 page, 11 x 8¼", Switzerland, May 24, 1970. To Dr. Charles T. Riall at American Cyanamid Co, referring to Lindbergh's association with Dr. Alexis Carrel (1873-1944), a French surgeon, biologist and eugenicist, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1912, and whose vascular-suturing technique and work in preserving organs and tissues outside the body laid the foundations for much of modern cell biology, vascular and open-heart surgeries.Thus Charles Lindbergh made some monumental contributions to the science of Medicine that added additional luster to his spectacular career.

Price:$3750.00

Richard Nixon (1913-1994). Typed letter signed Richard Nixon mentioning China initiative and three post cards signed and postmarked from China during Nixon's 1972 trip. The letter credits Konrad Adenauer for suggesting the China initiative to Nixon and the post cards mention "historic trip" and "historic place." One of the post cards is signed by Richard and Pat Nixon and and the other two were written and signed by Rose Mary Woods. The post card are the only material from China signed by Nixon we have ever seen or sold.

Price:$4,500.00

Cornelius McGillicuddy, Sr. (1862 –1956), better known as Connie Mack, was an American professional baseball player, manager, and team owner. The longest-serving manager in Major League Baseball history, he holds records for wins (3,731), losses (3,948), and games managed (7,755), with his victory total being almost 1,000 more than any other manager. He managed the Philadelphia Athletics for the club's first 50 seasons of play before retiring at age 87 following the 1950 season,This offering is a typed letter signed (TLS), 1 p.,on 8.5 in. x 11 in. American Baseball Club of Philadelphia stationery, August 12, 1949. The letter is thanking the recipient for a book on the history of the Middle Atlantic league.There is a minor small tear at the lower right edge of the letter well away from the signature nd there ia some toning reflecting the age of the letter. The item is otherwises in very good condition. The letter is signed Connie Mack. One of baseball's truly iconic names.

Price: $645.00

John Archibald Wheeler (1911 – 2008) was an eminent American theoretical physicist. One of the later collaborators of Albert Einstein, he tried to achieve Einstein's vision of a unified field theory. He is also known for having coined the terms black hole and wormhole and the phrase "it from bit".This offering is a post card from The Center for Theoretical Physics with an AQS, July 28, 1978, "We will first understand how simple the universe is when we recognize how strange it is" signed Best Wishes John Archibals Wheeler. In a heliograph post script Wheeler recommends his book on relativity ( see below). The card is in excellent condition and the writing is all in Wheeler's hand.

Price:$345.00

George Catlett Marshall (1880-1959).Signed FDC. George Marshall (1880-1959) was an American military leader, Chief of Staff of the Army, Secretary of State, and the third Secretary of Defense. Once noted as the "organizer of victory" by Winston Churchill for his leadership of the Allied victory in World War II, Marshall served as the U.S. Army Chief of Staff during the war and as the chief military adviser to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. As Secretary of State his name was given to the Marshall Plan, for which he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1953.

This offering is a standard First Day Cover (Defense) signed by General George Marshall. tHE fdc IS Postmarked Washington D.C.,1940.Cover in excellent condition.

Price:$495.00

Bernard Mannes Baruch ( 1870– 1965). 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.This offering is an 8 in x 10 in sepia toned portrait photograph signed and inscribed--To Monroe with the affectionate regards of Bernard Baruch, Notation of '1919" left lower corner on margin.

Price:$595.00

 

Bocks Car-5 individual B&W crew signed photographs in the plane.Bockscar Crew. Five individual signed B&W photographs of the crew of the Plane that flew the Nagasaki Mission. (August 9, 1945). Signed by"M/SGT John D. Kuharek Flight Engineer 'Bockscar' Aug 9, 1945" "Major Charles Sweeney A/C (Airplane Commander) 9,Aug., 1945" "Sgt. Ray Gallagher asst. Flt. Engineer, Great Artiste, Hiroshima, Aug 6, 1945, Bockscar Nagasaki,Aug. 9, 1945" , " Capt. CD Albury - Pilot Bockscar Nagasaki -8-9/1945" "Lt. Fred J. Olivi Co-Pilot Bockscar, Nagaasaki Mission Aug 1945."Overall, In fine condition.Price:$900.00

Historic Printed Photograph Signed. Only known photograph with both Enola Gay and Bockscar in same photograph. An 8 in. x 11.5 in. oblong, color photograph from the original slide taken on Tinian Island sometime in late August 1945, showing the nose of the Enola Gay. Signed by five crew members. Signed by the following member of the Enola Gay crew: "Tom Ferebee Bombardier, "Paul Tibbets" ,"Morris R. Jepson Weapon Test Officer Enola Gay Hiroshima 6 Aug. 1945","Dutch Van Kirk Navigator " ,"Richard A. Nelson Radio, Enola Gay Aug. 6 1945" " Only two of these men remain alive and only one is still in reasonable health. The "Bockscar" In In the left side of the photo in the far background and has been autographed by 6 of the 13 on board: "Captain Charles Sweeney Airplane Commander "Bockscar"Nagasaki 9 August 1945", Frederick G. Ashworth, Commander US Navy, Weaponeer, "Bockscar", Nagasaki, August 9, 1945", "Charles Albury. Pilot-"Bockscar"Nagasaki Aug. 9, 1945",' Master Sgt. Kuharek, Bockscar, Nagasaki August 9, 1945", "Sgt Ray Gallagher, Asst Flight Engineer, Bockscar, Nagasaki August 9, 1945". "Fred Olivi, Co-Pilot Bockscar" . Captain Albury is all that remains of these brave men from Bockscar.

Price:$1995.00

Barry M. Goldwater (b.1909-1998). 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 his famous quote, slightly condensed, in calligraphy that is signed by Goldwater. The quote is archivally framed and ready to display. The dimensions of the framed item is 18 in x 8.25 in. The framing is a nice dark walnut wood. The quote is signed Barry Goldwater. The item was signed while Goldwater was still a United States Senator.

Price: $495.00

The History of The Declaration of Independence

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Rangirouty' Redux.

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Rangiorouty Redux' . Part II

 

Wake Island Collection. This collection consists of the last American flag to be removed from Wake Island before it fell to the Japanese in December 1941. The flag was brought out on the last Pan Am clipper to depart the island on the first day it was attacked December 8,1941.Also in this collection is a patch that we created as a memorial to the 1st Marine Defense Battalion of Wake Island.

Price: $17,500.00

 

 

Luftwaffe Aces signed Hitler Invitation Card.Invitation from "The Leader and Chancellor of the Deutchen Reichs." Signed by four aces:Walter Schuck, 206 victories.Wolfgang Spate, 99 VictoriesDiethlem von Eichel, 96 Victories
Ernst-Scheufele, 18 Victories.These aces accounted for 419 Victories.

Price:$175.00

Harvey Cushing, M.D.(1869-1939).This offering is a signed original reprint or off print of the Lister Lecture.It was found still contained in the original wax paper wrapper.The document is approximately 6 in x 8 in and is signed and inscribed Prof J.J. Abel with warm regards Harvey Cushing. This lecture was an invited lecture by The Royal College of Surgeons and the lecture is consecrated by the award of the Lister medal.Price: $2,750.00

Flying Tigers Color Photograph signed by 8. Claire Chennault retired from the United States Army Air Force in 1937 and was retained by Chiang Kai-shek to serve as an advisor to the Chinese Air Force. Chennault went on to organize the country into a series of small air fields and air raid warning networks. He also organized what became the Flying Tigers which was a group of pilots from the United States Army and Navy who volunteered for duty in Asia to fight the Japanese.This 8 in x 10 in color photograph which was taken at their Asian base and which is shown above is signed by 8 'Tigers' including 'Tex' Hill, Dick Rossi, Charles and 5 others .

Price:$545.00

[George S. Patton, Jr.] Legendary U.S. General. . This is a print is derived from an original oil painting by Michel Gnatek and titled 'Patton at Bastongne'.The print's overall framed dimensions are appx.24 in. x 30 in.. The print and the frame are in perfect condition.The print is archivally framed in a black laquer frame. The print is signed by the artist Micheal Gnatek.The print deopicts General patton during his historic effort to relieve the besieged American troops at Bastogne during the so-called Battle of the Bulge in the winter of 1944.

Price:$995.00

Luftwaffe Aces .Colorful Aviation cachet First Day Cover Signed by 9 WWII German Aces. Many who were credited with with 1,987 victories including many U.S. bombers. Those who have "hand signed" this cover are:Erich Hartmann, 352 victories (the world's greatest Ace),Erich Rudorffer, 222 victories -10 U.S. bombers, Werner Schroer, 114 victories - 4 U.S. bombers, Adolf Galland, 103 victories - 4 U.S. bombers,Walter Schuck, 206 victories, Wilhelm Batz, 237 Victories, Johannes Steinhoff, 176 Victories,Helmut Lipfert, 203 Victories, Hermann Graf, 212 Victories..

Price:$550.00

Mickey Mantle (1931-1995 ). Arguably one of the greatest players of any age.Mantle one of the Great Yankees and Hall of Famer and 500 HR hitter.This offering is an Mickey Mantle signed American League baseball. The ball and the signature would rate a 8-9. The ball is in superb condition and it is a nice bright white.

.Price: $775.00

Joseph Paul DiMaggio (1914-1999). Nicknamed Joltin' Joe and The Yankee Clipper, was a baseball player who played his entire Major League career (1936–1951) for the New York Yankees. DiMaggio was a 3-time MVP winner and 13-time All-Star who was widely hailed for his accomplishment on both offense and, as a center fielder, on defense, as well as for the grace with which he played the game. At the time of his retirement at age 36, he had the fifth-most career home runs (361) and sixth-highest slugging percentage (.579) in history. He is also the only player in baseball history to be selected for the All-Star Game in every season he played.This offering is an 8 in x 10 in B&W photograph of Joe DiMaggio in Yankee uniform signing a baseball and signed in fountain pen, Joe Dimaggio. n.d.but circa 1950.


Price: $495.00

Rutherford Birchard Hayes ( 1822 – 1893). Hayes was an American politician, lawyer, military leader and the nineteenth President of the United States (1877–1881).Hayes usually signed as RBHayes. This offering however is a scarce full signature Rutherford B. Hayes in ink pen ink on a 2.5 in x 3.5 in card. The card shows some toning from age but the signature is bold and dark. Fine.


Price:$685.00

Brett Favre (1969-). Color Print signed.This offering is a color print titled "Passing Through the Years" depicting Favre's footbal career fom childhood through college and into the NFL. This was a logo item and comes with certification and a photo of Brett signing a similar item.The print is signed Brett Favre, 4 in black sharpie.The print is in superb condition.

Price: $195.00

 

John Dunlap.Facsimile of an Original Dunlap Broadside. This facsimile was recreated from a first printing of the Declaration of Independence called the"Lost Copy" which was discovered in 1968 in the 132 year old Leary's Book Store in Philadelphia The "Lost Copy" was purchased at auction by Dallas business executives Ira G. Corn, Jr., and Joseph P. Driscoll for $404,000 in 1970. The document was restored and then R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company, The Lakeside Press, was commissioned to produce a small number of facsimiles in the early 1970's.The original broadside from which the facsimile was created was donated to the City of Dallas in 1978. As time passed the existence of these facsimiles was forgotten until what remained of them were discovered in a used book store still in the Donnelly wrapper. In a sense, then, history repeats and these facsimiles can be thought of as the "lost facsimiles".We are offering exclusively for sale on the web this exquisite facsimile of an original Dunlap Broadside. IT IS HIGHLY UNLIKELY THAT THERE WILL EVER BE ANOTHER RECREATION OR REPLICATION OF THE DUNLAP BROADSIDE THAT IS SO FAITHFUL TO THE ORIGINAL FOR REASONS DISCUSSED IN THE FULL LISTING.THE DUNLAP BROADSIDE CAN BE THOUGHT OF AS OUR NATION'S BIRTH CERTIFICATE.

A SPECTACULAR HISTORIC FIND

Price SOLD

1992 Masters souvenier program that commemorated the first Masters. This program was produced for the 1992 Masters Tournament. It was a souvenier reproduction of the program of the firsy Masters Tournament.Fourteen players who participated in the 1992 Masters signed the program including: Fred Couples (winner of the 1992 Masters) Jack Nicklaus, Ian Woosnan, Bernard Langer.Ray Floyd, Paul Azinger, Steve Elkington, Noel Henke, Jeff Sluman, Hale Irwin, Wayne Grady, Jose Maria Olazabal and one other unidentified player.

Price:$495.00

Stephen Grover Cleveland ( 1837– 1908). Cleveland was the twenty-second and twenty-fourth President of the United States. Cleveland is the only President to serve two non-consecutive terms (1885–1889 and 1893–1897). This offering is a 3 in x 5 in card signed Grover Cleveland, n.p, n.d. but circa late 1800's. The card shows normal aging and toning but is otherwise in fine condition and the signature is bold.

Price:$350.00

 

Theodore Samuel Williams (1918 – 2002). He is best known as Ted Williams, nicknamed The Kid, the Splendid Splinter, Teddy Ballgame and The Thumper, was an American left fielder in Major League Baseball. He played 19 seasons, twice interrupted by military service as a Marine Corps pilot, with the Boston Red Sox.Williams was a two-time American League Most Valuable Player (MVP) winner, led the league in batting six times, and won the Triple Crown twice. He had a career batting average of .344, with 521 home runs, and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1966. He is the last player in Major League Baseball to bat over .400 in a single season (.406 in 1941). Williams holds the highest career batting average of anyone with 500 or more home runs. His career year was 1941, when he hit .406 with 37 HR, 120 RBI, and 135 runs scored. His .551 on base percentage set a record that stood for 61 years. An avid sport fisherman, he hosted a television show about fishing and was inducted into the Fishing Hall of Fame.This offering is an 8 in x 10 in B&W photograph of Williams in a Red Sox uniform and signed and inscribed Beat Wishes to Elwin Fraley, Jr.Ted Williams, n.d. but circa 1950


Price: $475.00

 

Theodore Samuel Williams (August 30, 1918 – July 5, 2002).Signed Baseball.Ted Williams was best known as Ted Williams, nicknamed The Kid, the Splendid Splinter, and The Thumper,. He was an American League left fielder in Major League Baseball. He played 19 seasons, twice interrupted by military service as a Marine Corps pilot, with the Boston Red Sox.Williams was a two-time American League Most Valuable Player (MVP) winner, led the league in batting six times, and won the Triple Crown twice. He had a career batting average of .344, with 521 home runs, and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1966. His .551 on base percentage set a record that stood for 61 years.This offering is a signed American League baseball that would grade between 8 and 9. It is signed Ted Williams

Price: $650.00

Rutherford Birchard Hayes ( 1822 – 1893).Signed partial military aoppointment.Hayes was an American politician, lawyer, military leader and the nineteenth President of the United States (1877–1881).This offering however is a partial military appointment document measuring 10 in x 15 in signed by R. B. Hayes as President of The United States and by George W.McCrary as Secretary of War. Fine.

Price:$695.00

Major League Baseball Legends. Historic Signed Limited Edition Lithograph of 500 Home Run Hitters depicting eleven 500 Home Run hitters lined up side by side along the base path of a baseball diamond, measuring 37.5 in. by 22 in., c. 1988. Signed beneath their images by eleven and the artist, Ron Lewis. "Hank Aaron" [755] "Willie Mays" [660] "Frank Robinson" [586] "Harmon Killebrew 573" [573] "Reggie Jackson 44" [563] "Mike Schmidt" [548] "Mickey Mantle" [536] "Willie McCovey" [521] "Ted Williams" [521] "Ernie Banks" [512] "Eddie Mathews" [512] "Ron Lewis .. Since this historic signing four other major leaguers, Eddie Murray, Mark McGwire, Barry Bonds, and Sammy Sosa have joined this exclusive club. Rafael Palmero, Fred McGriff, and Ken Griffey, Jr. are knocking on the door. In total, there have been only eighteen Major League Baseball players who have hit 500 home runs or more in their careers. Babe Ruth, Jimmie Foxx, and Mel Ott predeceased this signing. Housed in a custom frame made of ash to an overall size of approximately 46 in. by 32 in. In pristine condition.Framed.

Price:$4250.00

Bill and Hillary Clinton.Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States and his wife Senator from New York Hillary Rodham Clinton and likely Democratic nominee for President of the United States.Beautiful 8 in x 10 in color photograph of them dancing at Bill's Inaugral Ball. Photograph comes matted with two signatures of Bill Clinton and Hillary RodhamClinton. Will they dance again at her Inaugral Ball?? Beautiful for Display purposes.

Price:$895.00

Joseph Paul DiMaggio (1914-1999). Nicknamed Joltin' Joe and The Yankee Clipper, was a baseball player who played his entire Major League career (1936–1951) for the New York Yankees. DiMaggio was a 3-time MVP winner and 13-time All-Star who was widely hailed for his accomplishment on both offense and, as a center fielder, on defense, as well as for the grace with which he played the game. At the time of his retirement at age 36, he had the fifth-most career home runs (361) and sixth-highest slugging percentage (.579) in history. He is also the only player in baseball history to be selected for the All-Star Game in every season he played.This offering is a Official American League baseball signed by Joe Dimaggio on the 'sweet' spot and it is in superb condition. The ball would grade between 8 and 9 on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the finest.


Price: $650.00

William Ben Hogan (August 13, 1912 – July 25, 1997). Hogan was an American golfer, and is generally considered one of the greatest golfers in the history of the game.He won nine major championships including the U.S. Open, The Masters and three PGA Championship-some more than once. This offering is typed letter signed on Hogan's personal stationery dated September 6, 1991 which reads in part ---I regret to advise you that I no longer have any pictures as my supply of photographs has long been exhausted, but thank you for asking--Ben Hogan. Hogan was not a generous signer so authentic autographs of his are relatively scarce.

Price:$195.00

Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945) and Anton J. Cermak (1873-1933). These men were joined together in history forever because Cermak was killed when Guissepe Zaranga attempted to assassinate FDR on Feb 15, 1933 in Miami.FDR was returning from a cruise and he delivered a short speech from his limosine in Bayfront and Cermak was in the car with him. As the crowd surged forward shots were fired and one hit home in Cermak wounding him in the abdomen. Cermak lingered for six weks but died after 6 weeks. When Cermak died Zaranga was tried and convicted and went to his death in the electric chair 6 weeks after the assassination attempt.When Cermak was on his way to the hospital he turned to FDR and said, "I am glad it was me instead of you." This archive consists of a photo of FDR and Cermak in the car and autographs of Cermak and FDR as described in the listing.

Price:$850.00

Johnson, Andrew. (1808-1875).17th President of the United States (1865-1869). Partly printed DS as President, 1p, vellum, 19¾" x 15¾", 1865 May 1. Fine; normal folds and light toning. Two weeks after the assassination of President Lincoln, Andrew Johnson appoints "Nathan A.M. Dudley of the U.S. Volunteers…Brigadier General By Brevet…." Countersigned by Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton. The light blue seal is intact. It is interesting to note that the docket at top left was written on April 1, 1865, and the signature of Asst. Adjt. Gen. E.D. Townsend is signed in a different color ink from the rest of the docket.Anything authentically signed by Johnson is scarce because he was the first president to use a stamped signature because of his broken arm. The stamped signatures are often sold as original signatures.Many f these military commissions had been prepared for the signature of Abraham Lincoln.

Price:$2500.00

Joseph Paul DiMaggio (1914-1999). Signed baseball.Nicknamed Joltin' Joe and The Yankee Clipper, was a baseball player who played his entire Major League career (1936–1951) for the New York Yankees.This offering is a Official American League baseball signed by Joe Dimaggio on the 'sweet' spot and it is in superb condition. The ball would grade between 8 and 9 on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the finest.

Herbert Hoover (1864-1964 ) and Charles Curtis (1830-1936).These men were elected as President and Vice-President in 1928 having defeated Al Smith and Joseph Robinson in the general election. This offering is a typical Herbert Hoover signed 2.5 in x 4 in. White House Card, n.p., n.d. but circa 1930 and a Senate pass signed by Charles Curtis, 5/13/1931.Both cards are in excellent condition and show the normal aging and, in the case of The White House Card, toning.

Price:$400.00

 

 

"New Deal ' Collection.Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945).A collection of thirty three autographs from the 'New Deal' era. The collection consits of signed items from, FDR, Eleanor, three of FDR's VP's (Truman, Garner and Wallace) along with the signatures of every single individual who served as cabinet officers during the four FDR administrations plus that of Bernard Baruch one of FDR's main advisors.

Price:$2495.00

 

Signatures of Crews of Enola Gay, Bocks Car and The Great Artiste.The 5099th Composite Group, that flew the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bomb missions that ended World War II. There are a total of signatures representing the entire crews of Enola Gay, Bocks Car and The Great Artiste. The Great Artiste was scheduled to drop the Nagasaki bomb but last minute mechanical troubles shifted the mission to Bocks Car. For many weeks it was reported in the media that The Great Artiste had dropped the second bomb.Signers include: Paul Tibbets, Jacob Beser (the only man who flew on both strike planes), Dutch VanKirk. Charles Sweeney, Fred Bock, Fred Olivi, Tom Ferebee, and many more.There are only three complete sets of these autographs known.Comes with individual nose shots of all the three planes.


Reagan berlin wall quote signed

Ronald Reagan(1911-2004). Actor, Governor of California, and 40th President of the United States (1981-1989). Beautiful Photograph Signed, being a 5 in. x 7 in. color photograph of Reagan standing before the Brandenberg Gate and the so-called Berlin Wall where he utered his most famous speech line, "Mr. Gorbachev, Tear Down This Wall !" which is inscribed and signed by Reagan on the lower margin of the photo. Famous Presidential quotes in the President's own hand wil,l in our opinion, become very valuable. This particular photo signed and thus inscribed by Reagan is Extrodinarily Unusual and the source for the photo is impeccable. There are many forgeries of this photograph signed in this manner but this phot was obtaind from one of Reagan's staff .An enlarged view of photo is found on the listing on the web site.The photo is framed archivally with a Great Seal of the United States and a fragment from the Berlin Wall in a cherry wood shadow box the overall dimensions of which are approximately 18 in. x 30 in. x 3 in. (depth). This piece should only be considered by very serious collectors or an institution. . Framing-Cherry Framed shadow box.

Price on request

 

Nixon Pardon signed byFord-Nixon

Pardon of Richard Nixon. Rare document Signed, being a typed transcript copy of Presidential Proclamation 4311 of September 8, 1974, by President Gerald R. Ford granting a pardon to Richard M. Nixon, 09/08/1974, two separate pages, large octavo, no place or date, but signed in the late 1980s. Boldly signed by both Nixon and Ford.

Price: $4900.00

James Stockdale image autographed

Commander James Stockdale and his wife Sybil. Commander Stockdale is one of America's most dedicated military heroes having won The Medal of Honor.. He spent over 5 years in a Vietnamese prison camp, His family were also heroes considering what they had to endure on behalf of this country.This listing is a 11 in. x 14 in. B&W lithograph by Ortega that is signed in pencil by both James and Sybil Stockdale.It also depicts an image of the plane Commander Stockdale was flying when he was shot down over Vietnam.

Price:$275.00

Sam Alito autograph

Samuel Anthony Alito, Jr. (b- 1950).Supreme Court Image Signed.Alito is thenewest Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States having been appointed by George W. Bush. He was educated at Princeton and Yale Law School. Alito served as a US attorney and a judge on the US 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). 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

Mondakle-Ferraro signed photograph

Walter F.(Fritz) Mondale ( 1928-).This photograph was taken the morning Mondale announced his choice for Vice President or his running mate in the 1984 Presidential campaign, Geraldine Ferraro. The photograph was taken in the Minnesota House Chamber. It is a 8 in x 10 in B&W photo that is signed by both Mondale and Ferraro.
Aides later said that Mondale was determined to establish a precedent with his vice presidential candidate.

Price: $250.00

 

Collection of 6 Associate Justices of the United State Supreme Court. The auto graphs on 3 in x 5 in cards of Hugo Black,Tom Clark, Arthur Goldberg, Sherman Minton. And Matted photographs of John P. Stevens and Ruth Bader Ginsberg signed by each on the matt.The Ginsberg is identical to the Stevens which is shown.

Price:$495.00

Gerald R. Ford (1913-2006). 38th President of the United States (1974-1977). Historic Document Signed, one page large octavo on official Gerald R. Ford letterhead. Being an official reply to the findings of the Warren Commission. Boldly signed: "Gerald R. Ford 12/2/96", n.p..The document measures in 6.5 x by 8.5 in and the stationery has a gold eagle at the top.There is some residual mounting residue on obverse along top margin with no show through.

Price:$595.00

 

 

BOOKS- SIGNED & UNSIGNED

George W. Bush Signed copy of his most recent book Decision Points, signed on second fly leaf page, NOT a bookplate.

Price: $175

Sarah Palin. Sarah Palin Autographed Collector Edition Signed Book Going Rouge. Special First Edition of the book enclosed in a book box.

Price: $275.00

Ronald Reagan (1911-2004). This is a beautiful copy of Reagan's autobiography that is both signed and inscribed. Book Description: Simon and Schuster, New York. First Edition with number sequence: 13579 10 8642. Copy inscribed by Ronald Reagan., 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Tall octavo; 6 1/4 inches x 9 1/2 in. x 2 in. (thick), inscribed, and signed on the front flyleaf, under the Simon & Schuster device: "To Gil and Anita Ferguson- With Best Wishes. Ronald Reagan Jan. 29 -' 93", 748 pp., including index, illustrated with reproductions of black & white historical photographs. Dark blue cloth spine and sides, with titling gilt on the spine, red paper over boards, with a blindstamped Reagan signature on the lower front cover, gray endpapers; glossy, unclipped, photo-pictorial dustjacket with Dennis Brack/Black Star photos of Reagan on the front panel and spine. Scarce, inscribed copy of Reagan's autobiography.The most desireablew iteration of this book-First Edition, Signed and Inscribed in book and NOT ON A BOOKPLATE. See our article on collecting Ronald Reagan.

Price:$995.00

Paul W. Tibbets (1915-2007 ). Signed Book-The Flight of the Enola Gay.Tibbets was born in the corn belt in Iowa and had a typical boyhood for that region in that era. He went on to distinguish himself as a military pilot and based on his record he was chosen to put together the 509th Composite Bomb Group of the 20th Air Force that was responsible for dropping the two atomic bombs on Japan in August of 1945. Tibbets alone was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for his role in the piloting of the Enola Gay. The rest of the crew received The Distinguished Flying CrossBook Description: Buckeye Aviation Book Company, Reynoldsburg, OH, 1989. Soft Bright Yellow Cover. Book Condition: Pristine. No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.. Tibbets goes through his training in the military, talks about test flying the B-47, and how dropping the bomb on Hiroshima has affected he and his crew. Included are photographs and an index. This copy is very clean and is SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on the dedication page as To Luke Potter, With Best Regards, Paul W. Tibbets 2-17-90. Paul Tibbets a great American Hero died in 2007. The book is also signed by the Co-pilot (Tom Ferrebee and navigator of the Enola Gay (Theodore Van Kirk).

Price:$275.00

Charles W. Sweeney (1919-2004). Major General Sweeney was a key member of the 509th Composite Bomb Group (the atomic bombers) and he is the only pilot to fly both combat missions in the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Sweeney was the pilot of Bocks Car on the Nagasaki strike mission.This offering is a copy of his scarce signed book, War's End.Book Description: Avon Books, New York, 1997. Binding is Hard Cover. Book Condition: Nearly new. First Edition. Book written by the last General to command an atomic mission. This book describes the author's involvement in both the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombing runs, capturing the hopes and fears of that period at the end of World War II. Illustrated in black and white. Includes a personalized inscription and is signed by the author Charles W. Sweeney. Black boards with red spine, 290 pages, illustrated dust jacket. The book looks and feels nearly new. The jacket is not price clipped and is in nearly new condition.

Price: SOLD

Arthur Koestler (1905-1983). His landmark novel, Drakness at Noon. George Will called Darkness one of the 100 most important books ever written It marked one of the first public pronouncements by a European intellectual of the evils of Stalinism and Soviet communism.It had a significant effect onb the thinking of later intellectuals like Whittaker Chambers.Book Description: MacMillan, NY, 1941. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. First U.S. Edition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. the 1941 date on both title and copyright pages, navy blue cloth cover with silver letters.The jacket is intact as show with minor edge damage and some small fragments missing at top of spine and on one corner. The book is in excellent condition and is bright and clean with no internal marks.

Price:$345.00

Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007). Signed copy of Palm Sunday.Vonnegut is a great American literary figure. He has had a storied career from front line soldier to car dealer to novelist and artist to teacher. IBook Description: Delacorte Press, New York, 1981. Cloth. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First Printing (Stated on copyright page). 330 page. An autobiographical collage by the renowned author of SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE and GALAPAGOS. SIGNED and DATED BY KURT VONNEGUT ON F.E.P., Kurt Vonnegut 11/11/87. One of 69,500 copies issued. A near as new copy with a not clipped pictorial dust jacket protected with mylar sleeve. Fully bound in fresh brown clothed boards blocked in gild. The fine dust jacket is illustrated with a portrait of Kurt Vonnegut and his dog. .Gift Quality and/or Collectible. Hard Cover. Difficult to find in this condition.

Price:$295.00

Whittaker Chambers. His First Edition book Witness signed and inscribed by Chambers. The book Witness in First Edition with a dust jacket is extremely scarce. A week ago a signed copy in poor condition sold for $950.00 on ABE in less than a week.This is copy is only the second signed copy of this book we have seen in years. Book Description: Random House, New York, 1952. Hard Cover. Stated first edition; octavo; 808 pp (including index), book in overall good condition. Dust jacket in good condition.

$950.00

William F. Buckley, Jr. (1925-2008). William F. Buckley who was as close to a true Renaissance Man as we will ever know. His passing recently left a void in American letters and we all miss him. Among his many writings was the series of seven Blackford Oakes spy novels the title of which were : Saving the Queen, Stained Glass, High Jinx, Maro Polo If You Can, See You Later Alligator, Mongoose R.I.P.,The Story of Henri Tod.Offered here is the first novel in the popular Bradford Oakes Series,Saving the Queen.Book Description: Doubleday, New York, 1976. Hard Cover. Book Condition: BOOK NEAR FINE. Dust Jacket Condition: JACKET FINE, not clipped, price $7.95. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR AND INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR , For----Cordially, Wm. F. Buckley. A very clean, attractive copy with a bright dust jacket in new, glossy brodart. NOT price clipped. No previous owner markings. First printing. First Blackford Oakes CIA novel by Buckley. Scarce, signed copy of author's first novel. Handsome, collectible copy.

Price:$395.00

Titanic-Signals of Disaster. Signed Limited Edition by John Booth and Sean Coughlan..This book reveals many of the wireless transmissions surrounding the disaterous sinking of The HMS Titanic-some for the first time. The actual telegrams are in many instances reproduced.Book Description: 1993 White Star Publications, 1993. This book is one of a SIGNED and NUMBERED, LIMITED EDITION of 500 copies, SIGNED BY BOTH AUTHORS. These recently discovered and previously unpublished wireless messages offer an unadulterated transcript of events, almost a running commentary, of life on board the "TITANIC" before and after disaster struck. The harrowing hours of her sinking, the calls for help and the race to rescue survivors speak of both hope and despair, providing a poignant record of how the "TITANIC", the icon of the Gilded Age, turned to rust. First edition. Signed by both authors. Mint in Mint dj. 12x8. 184pp. Frontis photo of a young Mr Marconi aboard the SS Lucania in 1903. This book now can not be found elsewhere. A must for there Titanic Buff.

Price: $345.00

Edward Koch (1924-). Ed Koch is a former congressman and was Mayor of New York City from 1978 to 1889.A lifelong liberal he won three terms as Mayor of America's largest city. He was noted for trying to bring fiscal sanity to the city. He was also very active in national Democratic politics and opposed Jesse Jackson as an anti-Semite. A Broadway play Mayor was based on this book.He has also been a stalwart on the war on terror because he saw first hand what happened in NYC on 9/11.
Book Description: Simon and Schuster [c.1984], New York, 1984. Hard Cover. Later [2nd] printing of the first edition. This copy has been signed by Ed Koch on the title page as shown. 364 pages, photo-illustrated, index. VG+/Near Fine copy in otherwise VG+/Near Fine Dust Wrapper with some minor chipping but not price clipped.Signed and inscribed as To Paul Happy Birthday Ed Koch 4/21/84


Price: $75.00

Sir Edmund Hillary (1919--2008) KG, ONZ. Hillary was a New Zealand mountaineer and explorer. On 29 May 1953 at the age of 33, he and Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers known to have reached the summit of Mount Everest. They were part of the ninth British expedition to Everest, led by John Hunt.This feat immortalized the name of Hillary in world history and mountaineering. Following his ascent of Everest he devoted much of his life to helping the Sherpa people of Nepal through the Himalayan Trust, which he founded. Through his efforts many schools and hospitals were built in this remote region of the Himalayas.With time and modern equipment it is now rather commonplace for climbers to achieve the same thing.Book Description: Doubleday, London, 1999. Hard Cover. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New.Not Price Clipped First U.K. Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Autobiography by the first man to scale Mount Everest. Mylar d/j protector. 309pp, index, 16pp of colour photos, 16 pp of b/w photos. Book signed on title page E.P. Hillary as shown.

Price:$345.00

Henry Kissinger (1923- ).The White House Years and Years of Upheaval.Pair of signed limited Edition books with slip cases signed by Kissinger,The pair of books are in pristine condition and both have slipcases that are unblemished. Both are are part of the Limited Edition of 1500 and both are signed and numbered. Book Description: Little Brown & Co: Boston., 1982. Photos, 9.5 x 6.25, 1283 w/ index, coversclean and unworn and slip case like new "Special Edition," LIMITED TO 1500 NUMBERED COPIES, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, HENRY KISSINGER.The second book The White House Years is exactly as described for Years of Upheaval.


Price:$550.00 for 2 volumes

JOHN F. KENNEDY (1917-1963 ) .Kennedy put himself on the path to greatness with the publication of this book as a senior at Harvard.here is little doubt, according to most historians, that James Reston of the NYT wrote most of this book which was paid for by his father Joe Kennedy. Nonetheless, JFK probably had considerable input into the book and this book is very much desired by Kennedy collectors.It is scarce now as as a First Edition with an essentially intact, original dust wrapper.Book Description: New York: Wilfred Funk, Inc., 1940, 1940. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Price: $2.00. Good. 1st Edition.First Printing. Octavo, original maroon cloth,whit on black lettering original dust-jacket in good condition. Kennedy's first book, originally written as his senior thesis at Harvard and conceived as a follow-up to Churchill's 1938 book, While England Slept. A good copy in good and quite scarce in original dust jacket.

Price:$895.00

Pat nixon Book signed Thelma Catherine Patricia (Pat) Ryan Nixon ( 1912 – 1993). Pat Nixon was the wife of Richard Nixon and the First Lady of the United States from 1969 to 1974. Before she met The President she worked at various jobs and eventually became a school teacher in Whittier, CA where she met her husband. Mrs.Nixon served with distinction as First lady through difficult tmes for her whole family and the nation. This book was written by her daughter Julie Nixon Eisenhower and it is signed by Pat Nixon on a bookplate from the Museum Sore of the Nixon Library.Published by Simon and Schuster, Copyright 1986. Pat Nixon is a relatively uncommon autograph among modern First Ladies.

Pat Nixon autograph

Price:$150.00

Maureen Reagan (1941-200). Maureen Elizabeth Reagan Revell was the daughter of President Ronal Reagan. She was very active politically on behalf of her father. This offering is her book First Father , First Daughter signed and inscribed by her. Book Description: Bostn, Toronto, London: Little, Brown and Company, 1989, Bostn, Toronto, London, 1989. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, not price clipped. First Edition. Signed and by Author, To Bob, With warm regards, Maureen Reagan.

Price:$75.00

William F. Buckley, Jr. (1925-2008).Blackford Oakes Collection. William F. Buckley, Jr. who was as close to a true Renaissance Man as we will ever know. His passing recently left a void in American letters and we all miss him. Among his many writings was the series of seven Blackford Oakes spy novels the title of which were : Saving the Queen, Stained Glass, High Jinx, Maro Polo If You Can, See You Later Alligator, Mongoose R.I.P.,The Story of Henri Tod, and Who's on First.Offered here is the collection of all eight First Edition signed novels. The books are in fine condition and all have nice dust wrappers. All are signed in variuous forms of his signature in red ink by William F. Buckley, Jr.. The rarest of these novels is Saving the Queen and that is described in detail in a seperate listing.Almost all of the books could be described exactly as that item is described-fine condition wioth an intact jacket in fine condition.The Saving the Queen novel in fine condition and signed lists at one dealer for over $600.00.Price: $850.00

Atlas Shrugged by Rand Ayn Rand (1902-1982). This is one of Rand's two classic books, the other being The Fountainhead. Ayn Rand is one of the most revered and sought after writer-philosophers and she is still today te idol of most libertarians and conservatives. She warned early on the dangers of big government arguing that its bureacrats would snuff out economic freedom, political freedom and property rights.How right she was.Book Description: New York Random House., 1957. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. DJ with some edgewear and with one very small tear to top spine, repaired; Green boards. Very handsome, pictorial DJ showing a red light and railway tracks; 8vo; 1168 pages. First Edition, First Printing (stated as shown). Binding is Hardcover and bright.Superb copy of this scarce Rand sought after book. This week (March 07) marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of this classic.

Price:$2,500.00


Margaret Thatcher (b. 1925-). British politician and the first woman Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, a position she held from 1979 to 1990. This is a BOOK of her COLLECTED SPEECHES, signed ON A BOOKPLATE, Margaret Thatcher. The book is a First Edition, First Printing and it is virtually in unread condition with an intact dust jacket.Thatcher, along with President Reagan and Pope John led the crusade that brought down the Soviet Union. She was therefore a great leader, who attained Churchill-like stature on the world stage, and she thus will be an enduring historical figure.She has reached the age where her health does not permit her to sign any more .

Price:$325.00


Anne Tyler. Her Book Breathing Lessons. A beautiful book , one of her best, by one of America's greatest living authors.Tyler won the Pulitzer for a previous novel, The Accidental Tourist. Book Description: Knopf, 1988. FLATSIGNED by Anne Tyler .FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING. Book is in FINE condition. Jacket is Near Fine WITH PRICE INTACT.In our opinion Tyler is in the process of being identified as an enduring writer. We believe she should be collected in signed First, Firsts.

Price: $185.00

William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton ( 1946). Bill Clinton was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. Clinton served five terms as the Governor of Arkansas. His wife, former First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, is currently the junior U.S. Senator from New York.Although he accomplished very little as President he is still viewd positively by many Americans- a lovable rouge impossible to dislike. He continues active in the public square.The book is a First Edition, First Printing published by Knopf and it is signed Bill Clinton. The book is in pristine condition.

Price:$375.00

Bill Clinton signed book

Unfit for Command signed by O'Neil

John O'Neil and Jerome Corsi. These two authors wrote this book on behalf of the men who served on the 'Swift Boats' at approximately the same time as did John Kerry or during the Vietnam War.Whatever one's politics, this book was credited as having contributed greatly to the George W. Bush Victory in the 20004 Presidential election. The book presents point by point why these Veterans felt that John Kerry was unfit for the Presidency. The book is in pristine condition, the dust jacket is not price-clipped and it is signed and inscribed thus-NAME(elctronically obscured)" I am so honored to sign this book for you. Please know Kerry was the only bad apple in our barrel.You would have liked everyone else.". " Signed by John O'Neil. Incredible piece of history found nowhere else.

.Price:$795.00


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