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Adams, Charles Francis - autograph note signed in which Adams, who would become Lincoln’s minister to Great Britain, seeks return of the printer’s proofs of the letters of his grandfather, President John Adams, to his grandmother, Abigail, unframed

Allen, Steve - autographed note signed by the famed comedian and television personality thanking a friend for complimenting his performance on The Steve Allen Show, March 1959, unframed

Armstrong, Neil - the Holy Grail of space autographs:  an uninscribed official NASA portrait of Armstrong, signed across his white space suit, unframed

Arthur, Chester A. - exceedingly rare signed cabinet photograph, unframed

[Atomic Bomb – Hiroshima – Enola Gay] - extra fine condition photo of the Hiroshima mushroom cloud signed by four members of the Enola Gay crew, Paul Tibbets, Dutch Van Kirk, Tom Ferebee, and Richard Nelson, unframed



Bacall, Lauren - pristine 8” x 10” glossy black-and-white signed photo, unframed

Bache, Jules S. - rare typed letter signed to fellow financier S. R. Bertron, 10-24-1921, unframed

Bailey, Pearl - beautiful 8” x 10” glossy publicity photograph of Bailey from the early 1970s, boldly signed, unframed

Bartlett, Josiah - autograph receipt signed by Bartlett, a Signer of the Declaration of Independence, as a witness while serving as Chief Justice of New Hampshire, 3-2-1789, unframed

Baruch, Bernard M. - typed letter signed by Baruch, as chairman of the War Industries Board, regarding the pending Power Bill necessary to American war production, 6-6-1918, unframed

Behan, Brendan - typed letter signed to the editor of The Atlantic Monthly expressing his eagnerness to write an article, 5-18-1958, unframed

Bell, Alexander Graham - poignant letter by Bell seeking assistance for his cousin’s grandchildren after their parents’ deaths, 4-18-1922, unframed

Borglum, Gutzon - fantastic signed inscription by Borglum, the creator of the Mount Rushmore sculpture, in The Undefeated, the story of Borglum’s work on the Stone Mountain memorial, with accompanying inscription and signature by the Congressman who secured the first appropriation for Mount Rushmore

Brandeis, Louis D. - large manila envelope hand addressed by Justice Brandeis to send a signed photograph (not present), 12-27-1937, unframed

von Braun, Wernher, and Emil Hillebrand - von Braun’s book The Mars Project inscribed and signed by von Braun to Hillebrand, a member of his rocket development team, with eight pages of handwritten calculations by Hillebrand

Brennan, William J., Jr. - wonderful typed letter signed by Justice Brennan quoting one of his own speeches while sending a favorite quotation by Yeats, 11-19-1976, unframed

Breyer, Stephen G. - near fine copy of Justice Breyer’s book Active Liberty: Interpreting our Democratic Constitution, boldly signed

Bridges, Styles - typed note signed

Buck, Pearl S. - typed letter signed, along with her publishing agent, giving instructions on handling her royalties, July 1956, unframed

Burger, Warren E. - beautiful formal portrait inscribed and signed to a federal appellate judge and dated as Chief Justice, 10-31-1981, matted

Burger, Warren E. - the Chief Justice challenges Harvard law students to surpass their colleagues while congratulating them upon establishment of a Phi Alpha Delta law fraternity chapter at Harvard, 11-10-1981, unframed

Burton, Harold H. - nice inscribed, signed photograph of Burton dated a month into his term as Senator from Ohio, unframed

Burton, Harold H., and Tom C. Clark - extraordinarily rare internal memorandum from Justice Burton to Justice Clark, asking him to cast Burton’s vote on a loyalty case during the era of McCarthyism, April 1951, with Clark’s autographed note of explanation, unframed

Busch, August A., Sr. - lease signed by Busch as Vice President of the Anheuser-Busch Brewing Association, 4-16-1900, unframed

Bush, George H. W. - ever the politician, the father takes the opportunity to promote the presidential candidacy of his son, George W. Bush, 12-6-1999, unframed

Bush, George H. W. - the former President cleverly sends his autograph on his personal bookplate, incorporating the title of his book, All the Best, unframed

Butler, Benjamin F. - bold signature of the Union Major General and Massachusetts Republican representative, co-author of the Civil Rights Act of 1875, unframed

Byrd, Harry Flood, Sr. - typed letter signed 3-6-1958

Byrd, Richard E. - superb typed letter signed from the famed polar explorer to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, whom he addresses “Dear Franklin,” reporting on his secret important survey of Southeastern Pacific islands for possible use for airfields for military and post-World War II use, 10-27-1943, with accompanying autograph note signed to FDR’s secretary Grace Tully, unframed

Byrd, Richard E. - inscribed, signed photograph of Byrd at Little America, dressed in fur as he prepares to leave on his 1929 flight to the South Pole, unframed

Byrnes, James F. - scarce signed photograph of Byrnes, as governor of South Carolina, unframed



Cabell, Edward Carrington - autograph letter signed 1-5-1851

Campbell, John A. - rare autograph endorsement signed as Confederate Assistant Secretary of War, 3-2-1863, unframed

Capp, Al - typed letter signed by the cartoonist who created L’il Abner to an editor of The Atlantic Monthly, 7-23-1959, unframed

Castro, Fidel - Castro signs, in person, a copy of the centerpiece of his revolutionary reforms:  the Cuban Agrarian Reform Act of 1959, with documents of provenance, unframed

Chandler, Albert B. “Happy” - typed letter signed 2-26-1940

Chase, Salmon P. - extraordinary autograph album from the 33rd Congress containing the signatures of Chase, President Franklin Pierce, and other prominent mid-19th Century personalities, including Jefferson Davis and members of the Confederate government, Texas giants Sam Houston and Thomas Jefferson Rusk, and Union and Confederate generals

Clark, Tom C. - typed letter signed, with three-line holograph postscript, identifying possible Washington, D.C., leaders for the American Judicature Society’s annual membership drive,4-17-1968, unframed

Clark, Tom C. and Harold Burton - extraordinarily rare internal memorandum from Justice Burton to Justice Clark, asking him to cast Burton’s vote on a loyalty case during the era of McCarthyism, April 1951, with Clark’s autograph note of explanation, unframed

Clark, Tom C. and Stanley F. Reed - rare internal correspondence between the Justices regarding a 1951 case—an autograph note by Clark and an autograph note signed by Reed, unframed

Cleveland, Grover - autograph letter signed, saying that he is “quite willing that my autograph should be found in such illustrious company,” 12-11-1899, unframed

Cline, Patsy - vintage 8” x 10” black-and-white promotional photograph with two beautiful signatures by Cline, signed in-person at a concert in 1955 and never before offered for sale, unframed

Clinton, Hillary Rodham - typed letter signed as First Lady of Arkansas supporting the AFS / Arkansas Visiting Teachers trip to Costa Rica, 10-18-1989, unframed

Clymer, George - Clymer, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, loans his brother money and signs his brother’s promissory note to him twice, 7-30-1802, unframed

Corrigan, Douglas “Wrong Way” - boldly penned autographed letter encouraging the efforts of one of the Corrigan Aero Clubs, 8-5-1939, unframed

Corrigan, Douglas “Wrong Way” - vintage autograph letter signed to the president of a Corrigan Aero Club, 1-3-1939, unframed

Curtis, Charles - in a rare handwritten letter, the future Vice President sends his holograph and signature to a college student, 1-22-1895, unframed

Custer, George Armstrong - rare vellum military commission appointing a sergeant in the 7th Cavalry, 2-11-1875, with accompanying archive of military and citizenship documents, unframed



Daniel, Margaret Truman - rare set of three vintage matching The White House cards signed by Harry S. Truman, Bess W. Truman, and Margaret Truman, unframed

Darwin, Charles - bold signature of the father of the theory of evolution on a card, unframed

Dawes, Charles G. - beautiful formal portrait of Vice President Dawes, inscribed and signed in jet black ink, unframed

Dirksen, Everett McKinley - typed letter signed 1-12-1959

Dirksen, Everett McKinley - typed letter signed 4-16-1962

Douglas, William O. - Douglas sends thanks for comments on his extraordinary foreign policy speech about China, the Soviet Union, and India, 4-28-1955, unframed

Douglas, William O. - nice cacheted first-day cover honoring the 1950 National Capital Sesquicentennial, signed by Justice Douglas, unframed

Dumas, Alexandre, fils - autograph note signed by the author of The Lady of CamelliasCamille—expressing his regret at missing a visitor, unframed



Edison, Thomas A. - Edison’s own stock certificate for shares in the Edison Portland Cement Company, signed twice, once with the very scarce signature “Thomas A Edison” and once with “Thos A Edison”

King Edward VIII - The Duke of Windsor - bold handwritten sentiment signed and dated by the former King in April 1951, when he released his memoir, A King’s Story, unframed

Eisenhower, Dwight D. - the former President exercises “a bit of discretion” in declining comment on the pending Foreign Assistance Act, 8-4-1961, unframed

Eisenhower, Dwight D. - uncommon unsigned typed letter to New York Times correspondent Felix Belair saying that, after leaving the hospital, the former President would “again be on the firing line,” 10-28-1964, unframed

Eisenhower, Julie Nixon, and Richard M. Nixon - the former President sends a signed first edition copy of his daughter’s book Special People (two pieces), 6-24-1977

Eisenhower, Mamie Doud - the First Lady asks Jane Thompson, the wife of Ambassador Thompson, to extend courtesies to famed ladies’ hat designer Sally Victor on her trip to Moscow, 4-16-1959, unframed

Eliot, T. S. - typed letter signed declining to publish the poems of Howard Nemerov, later a Pulitzer Prize winner, 10-26-1955, unframed

Ellsworth, Oliver, and Jesse Root- excellent association autograph document signed authorizing reimbursement to Root for volunteer soldiers’ wages two days after Washington’s surprise victory at Trenton, New Jersey, 12-28-1776, unframed



Farley, James A. - typed letter signed 3-3-1955

Field, Roswell - superb tongue-in-cheek letter by the brother of Eugene Field over his failure to cash a 40¢ royalty check, 1-15-1900, unframed

Ford, Gerald R. - scarce early campaign letter in which Ford, facing reelection, courts votes in a Democratic precinct that he previously lost 3 to 1, unframed

Ford, Gerald R. - soon to be President himself, Ford writes of the relationship between the President and the Congress, 2-12-1973, unframed

Frankfurter, Felix - superb, scarce large-format portrait of Justice Frankfurter by Harris & Ewing, inscribed generically and signed, 5-19-1950, unframed

King Friedrich Wilhelm III - nice Prussian military appointment, with beautiful Hohenzollern blind stamp, promoting a soldier to captain and company chief, 10-24-1830, unframed

King Friedrich Wilhelm IV - ornate Prussian military document, with magnificent Hohenzollern blind stamp, promoting a major to colonel, 3-22-1853, unframed



Gardner, Erle Stanley - typed letter signed returning an article proof to the publisher, 1-20-1958, unframed

Garner, John Nance - typed letter signed by “Cactus Jack” as Franklin D. Roosevelt’s vice presidential running mate referring to his only radio address of the 1932 campaign, 10-24-1932, unframed

Geronimo - rare bold ink signature of the Apache Native American leader, signed in person at the 1904 Worldʼs Fair in St. Louis, unframed

Gordon, Anna Adams - the fourth president of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union sends an autograph quotation signed by Frances E. Willard, the second president, 3-21-1895, unframed

[Göring, Hermann] Göring, Emmy - extremely rare, perhaps unique, oversize signed photograph of the second wife of Nazi Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring, together with an unsigned family portrait, unframed

Göring, Hermann - rare, poignant signed photo of Göring holding his infant daughter, Edda, before her christening, July 1938, unframed

Grant, Ulysses S. - large signature of Grant from April 1885, less than three months before his death, unframed

Green, William - typed letter signed by the American Federation of Labor president, addressing a proposal for voluntary wage reduction and the unions support of beer manufacture during Prohibition, 9-9-1931, unframed

Gruenther, Alfred M. - the youngest four-star general in American history, as Chief of Staff of the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, signs a printed card bearing the SHAPE insignia and adds his rank and title, March–April 1953, unframed

Gruenther, General Alfred M. - typed letter signed 2-4-1957

Gruenther, General Alfred M. - typed letter signed 4-10-1957



Haise, Fred - scarce autograph letter signed by the Lunar Module pilot on the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission promising to send signed photographs of himself and mission operations items signed by Flight Director Gene Kranz, 5-10-2005, unframed

[Hamilton, Charles]  American Autographs - Scarce, first edition set of renowned autograph expert Charles Hamilton’s premier two-volume American autograph reference set

Hancock, Winfield Scott - nice frameable signature of the Union major general known as “Hancock the Superb,” unframed

Harding, Warren G. - beautifully framed presidential appointment document for a District of Columbia judge, 9-12-1922

Harmon, Judson - autograph letter signed by Grover Cleveland’s Attorney General, who responds to a student with interesting comments about individuality and the inner self, 1-29-1897, unframed

Hillebrand, Emil, and Wernher von Braun - von Braun’s book The Mars Project inscribed and signed by von Braun to Hillebrand, a member of his rocket development team, with eight pages of handwritten calculations by Hillebrand

Hershfield, Harry - original cartoon sketches, boldly signed and inscribed

Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Sr. - uncharacteristically crusty letter by the noted physician and poet declining an invitation from the Women’s Christian Temperance Union, 1-4-1892, unframed

Hoover, Herbert - rare autograph letter signed to a friend about to depart for Europe, unframed

Hoover, Herbert - outstanding signed speech in which Hoover warns students of the burden and the cost of defending liberty, unframed

Hoover, J. Edgar - vintage typed letter signed offering a lady a clerk’s position in the FBI, 5-5-1951, unframed

Hoover, J. Edgar - Hoover responds to a student, sending a signed photograph and suggesting “an article of mine . . . entitled ‘The Enemy’s Masterpiece of Espionage,’” 1-12-1955, unframed

Houston, Sam - extraordinary autograph album from the 33rd Congress containing the signatures of Houston, Texas giant Thomas Jefferson Rusk, President Franklin Pierce and other prominent mid-19th Century personalities, including Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase, Jefferson Davis and members of the Confederate government, and Union and Confederate generals

Howe, Julia Ward - signature of the writer of The Battle Hymn of the Republic on a small card, with a portrait suitable for framing

Hughes, Charles Evans - autograph note signed by Hughes, on his personal calling card, asking the marshal to seat friends in the courtroom, unframed

Humphrey, Hubert H. - wonderful typed letter signed in which the Vice President seeks Thompson’s views on cooperation with the Soviet Union for “peaceful use of the seas” and congratulates him on his latest appointment as Ambassador, 12-19-1966, unframed

Humphrey, Hubert H. - typed letter signed sending greetings to Ambassador and Mrs. Thompson and commenting on a Colonial Williamsburg party for Virginia’s governor and first lady, 1-22-1970, unframed

Humphrey, Hubert  H. - warm typed letter signed sending well wishes to Ambassador Thompson during his hospitalization, 3-5-1970, unframed

Hunt, Ward - very scarce autograph letter signed in which Justice Hunt, then a New York state appeals commissioner, questions why he received ten copies the state statutes, 12-29-1871, unframed

Huntington, Samuel - wonderful double association document signed by Huntington, a Signer of the Declaration of Independence, and William and George Pitkin, owners of a gunpowder mill that supplied the Continental Army, 12-9-1783, unframed



Irwin, James B. - excellent inscribed, signed color photograph of Irwin, the 8th man on the moon, saluting the American flag on the lunar surface



Jackson, Howell E. - extremely rare handwritten letter—one of only three we have found—by the Supreme Court Justice, as Senator from Tennessee, sending his regrets for his inability to obtain a job appointment for a friend’s son, 12-7-1885, unframed

Jackson, Howell E. - beautiful, scarce signature of Justice Jackson, as Senator from Tennessee, hand dated on an album page, 8-1-1882, unframed

Johnson, Lady Bird - extra fine condition signed White House engraving with an inscription promoting her pet beautification projects

Johnson, Lyndon B. - LBJ praises his wife, Lady Bird, his caretaker as he recovers from a major heart attack, 9-1-1955, unframed

Johnson, Lyndon B. - Johnson, as Vice President, writes of the “full and difficult, but challenging” days of the Cuban Missile Crisis, 11-12-1962, unframed

Johnson, Lyndon B. - beautifully signed cacheted Inauguration Day cover commemorating Johnson’s 1965 inaugural, postmarked at Washington, D.C., 1-20-1965, unframed

Johnson, Lyndon B. - typed letter signed as ex-president, from his hospital in San Antonio, thanking a lady for get-well wishes, 3-9-1970, unframed

Johnson, Lyndon B. - heartfelt letter to Jane Thompson, Ambassador Llewellyn Thompson’s widow, replying to her letter after Thompsonʼs death the previous month, 3-8-1972, unframed

Johnston, William Preston - autograph letter signed by the Confederate colonel, son of General Albert Sydney Johnston and the first president of Tulane University, 12-23-1897, unframed



Kefauver, Estes - excellent association letter by Kefauver to the editor of The Atlantic Monthly regarding the Dixon-Yates scandal and congressional investigative power, 8-8-1955, unframed

Kennan, George - bold dated sentiment and signature of the noted American journalist and explorer of Russia, 1895

Kennedy, John F. - Heavily hand-corrected pages from JFK’s reading copy of a 1953 Jefferson-Jackson Day speech, early evidence of his effort to make himself known nationwide and position himself to seek the White House, 5-14-1953, unframed

Kennedy, Robert F. - writing to thank Florida Senator George Smathers for congratulations on his election to the United States Senate from New York, in a handwritten postscript Kennedy asks Smathers, an old family friend, to “stop helping Mass. and begin to help New York,” 12-2-1964, unframed



Lamar, Joseph R. - scarce fountain pen signature of Justice Lamar, from the personal collection of Justice Tom C. Clark, unframed

Laurel, Stan - excellent content typed letter signed by Laurel discussing two Laurel and Hardy films, 3-30-1959, unframed

Leavelle, James R. - cacheted first day cover honoring President John F. Kennedy, inscribed and signed by Leavelle, the Dallas detective handcuffed to Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald when Oswald himself was shot by Jack Ruby, 9-4-91, unframed

Lee, Fitzhugh - bold signature of the former Confederate cavalry general as Governor of Virginia, ca. 1886–1890, on a card, unframed

Lee, George Washington Custis - signature of the Confederate major general, son of Robert E. Lee, unframed

Lee, Stephen D. - superb autograph letter signed in which the Confederate general poignantly recalls the death of a Union soldier and the bloody battlefields of the Civil War, 12-2-1897, unframed

Lewis, John L. - on the day he publicly lambasted President Franklin D. Roosevelt at the American Youth Congress, the powerful labor leader declines an invitation, 2-10-1940, unframed

Lilienthal, David E. - glowing, almost poetic autograph letter signed, responding to a correspondent, by Lilienthal, first chairman of the Tennessee Valley Authority and the Atomic Energy Commission, 9-19-1973, unframed

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth - nice sentiment and signature by the most popular American poet of his time, unframed

Lyon, Nathaniel - scarce, bold signature, with rank and date, of the first general killed in the Civil War, unframed



Marshall, Thurgood - typed letter signed declining to discuss the inner workings of the Supreme Court and to sign a copy his first Supreme Court opinion, 2-6-1986, unframed

McCook, Alexander McDowell - autographed letter signed by the Union Major General, a veteran of First Bull Run, Shiloh, Corinth, and Chickamauga, sending thanks for a letter, 5-8-1895, unframed

McReynolds, James C. - autograph note directing the Supreme Court marshal to take care of friends, unframed

McReynolds, James C. - fine signature of Justice McReynolds clipped from a letter, unframed

Mellon, Andrew W. - typed letter signed by the former Secretary of the Treasury to a White House social secretary, 3-15-1934, unframed

Minton, Sherman - superb name-dropping autographed letter signed, as United States Senator, regaling a former colleague with tales of the Senate, 4-25-1939, unframed

Minton, Sherman - autograph letter signed 12-14-1939

Monroe, James - exceptional very fine condition land grant, printed by W. I. Stone, conveying land in Ohio, 4-9-1822, unframed

Morton, John - Pennsylvania 2 shilling, 6 pence colonial currency signed by Morton, a Signer of the Declaration of Independence, as a member of the colonial Assembly, 4-3-1772, unframed

Morton, Levi P. - bold signature of Morton, Vice President under Benjamin Harrison, dated in his hand 3-10-1895 as Governor of New York, unframed

Mulroney, Brian - beautiful inscribed, signed formal portrait of the conservative Canadian Prime Minister, unframed

Muskie, Edmund - beautiful inscribed, signed 8” x 10” bust portrait of the Secretary of State who helped to broker the end to the Iran Hostage Crisis, unframed



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