Lot 86    

National and International Political Figures, Signed Postage Stamps, Including Tito
5/26/2011 - ONLINE Books, Maps & Autographs
Lot of 12, including: President of Yugoslavia Josip Broz Tito, three Yugoslavian stamps each signed in blue ink; President of Ireland Eamon de Valera, a signed 1941 issue 2.5p Irish postage stamp commemorating the 26th anniversary of the Easter Rebellion, of which de Valera was a leader; Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, a signed Indian postage stamp commemorating the 2500th anniversary of the birth of Buddha, dated 1960; West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer (1876-1967), a signed 4" x 5.75" photograph; Prime Minister of Canada John Diefenbaker, a card from the Office of the Prime Minister signed in blue ink and affixed with a Canadian ten cent stamp; Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion, a photograph accompanying a letter from the prime minister's office; Israeli Prime Minister Levi Eshkol, an Israeli postage stamp signed in Hebrew and Latin characters; Bernard M. Baruch, a U.S. three cent "Atoms For Peace" stamp and thank you card, each signed in blue ink; and a returned letter from the office of Puerto Rico Governor Munoz Marin.
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Mark Twain Signed Limited Edition with 36 Volumes
Lot # 211 - Mark Twain Signed Limited Edition with 36 Volumes
Lot of 36 books. Clemens, Samuel. Writings of Mark Twain. New York: Gabriel Wells, 1922. Limitation page in Vol. 1 indicates This Definitive Edition Consists of One Thousand Twenty-Four Sets, the First Volume of each bearing the Original Autograph Signature of Mark Twain. This set No. 264. Signed S.... > Item Details
Maps of Holland and Belgium, Including a Bird's-Eye View
Lot # 277 - Maps of Holland and Belgium, Including a Bird's-Eye View
Lot of 2. Neoportus Vulgo Nieuport. 1636. 17 x 21 in.; text on verso. A decorative plan and bird's-eye view of Belgium. Nice 4 x 19 in. vignette at top showing walled city. Three decorative cartouches. Overall toning. Tear at fold line top and bottom into image. Water staining into image at bottom.... > Item Details
Grover Cleveland, Document Signed as President
Lot # 16 - Grover Cleveland, Document Signed as President
Cleveland, Stephen Grover (1837-1908). Twenty-second and twenty-fourth President of the United States (1885-1889, 1893-1897). DS as President, 1p, Washington, DC. January 25, 1886. The document is an official appointment of Charles Henry Davis to the rank of Commander in the Navy, signed by Pres... > Item Details
Scarce Autograph of a Pioneer Daguerreotypist
Lot # 140 - Scarce Autograph of a Pioneer Daguerreotypist
3.74 x 5 in. Matriculation Ticket for the University of New York, Department of Medicine, 1867-68. With singature of Jno. W. Draper along side. Craig's Daguerreian Registry notes that many histories of photography credit Draper with taking the first daguerreotype in America, the first daguerreotype ... > Item Details
Southwest Exploration and the Santa Fe Trail
Lot # 191 - Southwest Exploration and the Santa Fe Trail
Lot of 5 vols. Foreman, Grant. Pioneer Days in the Early Southwest. Cleveland (OH): Arthur H. Clark Company, 1926. 8vo, rust cloth, gilt spine, no dj, 349pp. Signed on 3rd fep, with note that the owner met Foreman in South Africa in 1925. Moderate shelf wear, especially at spine ends and corners. To... > Item Details
Eleanor Roosevelt Signed Postage Stamp
Lot # 36 - Eleanor Roosevelt Signed Postage Stamp
Roosevelt, Eleanor (1884-1962). First Lady of the United States (1933-45), widely considered the most influential first lady to date, and a noted writer, speaker, and political activist. A 1945 issue U.S. five cent "Toward United Nations" stamp, signed Eleanor Roosevelt in blue ink. > Item Details
DS Autographed by Christian Markgraf, 1624
Lot # 61 - DS Autographed by Christian Markgraf, 1624
2pp, 10 x 12.5 in. DS by Christian Markgraf von Brandenburg-Bayreuth (1581-1655). Hamburg (?), 17 April 1624. Christian inherited the title of Markgraf of Brandenburg-Bayreuth when his uncle, George Friedrich, died without heirs in 1603. The following year he married Marie von Hohenzollern, daughter... > Item Details
Harriet Beecher Stowe Signature Page From a Book
Lot # 119 - Harriet Beecher Stowe Signature Page From a Book
Stowe, Harriet Beecher (1811-1896). Author of Uncle Tom's Cabin(1852). An 8vo leaf signed in black ink Harriet Beecher Stowe/Jan'y 10, 1896 below imprinted text reading The Author's Autograph, Written Specially For This Edition A Few Months Before Her Death. > Item Details
Henry Clay Clipped Signature and Engraving
Lot # 73 - Henry Clay Clipped Signature and Engraving
Clay, Henry Sr.["The Great Compromiser"] (1777-1852). U.S. Representative and Senator from Kentucky, 3-time Speaker of the House, and U.S. Secretary of State under John Quincy Adams. Lot includes a 0.75" x 1.5" clipping of a Clay's signature in black ink from a free franked envelope, with FREE rub... > Item Details
Late 17th Century Map of Europe
Lot # 276 - Late 17th Century Map of Europe
Danckerts, I. Nova et Accurata totius Europae Descriptio. Amsterdam, 1680. 20 x 24 in. An uncommon and finely engraved large map of Europe based on de Wit. Highly detailed map is richly ornamented with small compass rose and ships. Also shows Europa riding Zeus in the form of a bull, and several put... > Item Details
Maps of European Kingdoms, Duchies, and More
Lot # 275 - Maps of European Kingdoms, Duchies, and More
Lot of 7. Jansson, Johannes (1588-1664). Lotharingia Dvcatvs Noua Descriptio. Outline color; title and scales in fully colored cartouches; text on verso; 19 x 23 in. The French province of Lorraine, the Mosel wine district, that centers on Metz and Nancy. Very detailed topography. Crease at fold lin... > Item Details
Franklin Roosevelt TLS As Governor of New York
Lot # 34 - Franklin Roosevelt TLS As Governor of New York
Roosevelt, Franklin Delano (1882-1945). 44th Governor of New York (1929-1932); 32nd President of the United States (1933-1945). Dated March 9, 1931, on State of New York Executive Chamber/Albany letterhead featuring the gilt raised emblem of the state seal, addressed to Governor of Arkansas Tom J.... > Item Details
1980 Iran Hostage Crisis, Newspaper Signed by Hostages
Lot # 85 - 1980 Iran Hostage Crisis, Newspaper Signed by Hostages
The front page of the January 20, 1981, edition of The Stars and Stripes, featuring headshots of the 52 remaining hostages positioned around the headline So Near, And Yet..., each signed in blue or black ink. January 20, 1981, was the date the hostages were released to the United States after 444 d... > Item Details
Books about Western Artists
Lot # 198 - Books about Western Artists
Lot of 3. Horan, James D. The LIfe and Art of Charles Schreyvogel: Painter-Historian of the Indian-Fighting Army of the American West. New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1969. Obl. atlas, red and grey cloth w/dj (in mylar), 62pp plus 36 color plates (including frontis), 13 platinum prints, 37pp of gr... > Item Details
Jacob Monk Map of North America, 1854
Lot # 298 - Jacob Monk Map of North America, 1854
"New Map of That Portion of North America Exhibiting the United States and Territories, The Canadas, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Mexico, also Central America and The West India Islands, Compiled from the Most Recent Surveys and Authentic Sources. Published by Jacob Monk, Baltimore, Md. 1854". In... > Item Details
<i>Dr. Syntax</i> Tours, Vols. I-III
Lot # 209 - Dr. Syntax Tours, Vols. I-III
Lot includes all three volumes of the third edition of the Dr. Syntax series, originally published 1812-1821. The books were published by Rudolph Ackerman (1764-1834), who had caricaturist Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827) engrave 24-30 plates per edition, featuring the humorous exploits of the fiction... > Item Details
West Across the Plains
Lot # 188 - West Across the Plains
Lot of 2. Hafen, Le Roy R. The Overland Mail, 1849-1869. Promoter of Settlement; Precursor of Railroads. Cleveland (OH): Arthur H. Clark Company, 1926. 8vo, green cloth with gilt spine, no dj, 361pp, folding map before index. [Howes H11] Very light toning of leaves with slighter heavier toning of ed... > Item Details
Maps of France
Lot # 299 - Maps of France
Lot of 5. Bonne, Rigobert. Carte des Gouvernements de Flandre Francoise, D’Artois, de Picardie et du Boulenois. 1771. Outline color; 15 x 20 in. Shows Flanders and Picardy in Northern France. Title in decorative cartouche has large ink smear. Some toning and wear to fold line. Levasseur, Victor. Gro... > Item Details
Scarce Autograph of Howard Rogers, Inventor of Polaroid Negative
Lot # 145 - Scarce Autograph of Howard Rogers, Inventor of Polaroid Negative
Rogers, Howard G. (1915-1995). Inventor of the first instant color photograph process (1963), for Polaroid, where he was a longtime director of research, alongside Dr. Edwin Land. A photograph from the first production run, showing a woman on a New Orleans street, in a promotional sleeve with infor... > Item Details
Notable Male and Female Aviators, Signed Postage Stamps
Lot # 98 - Notable Male and Female Aviators, Signed Postage Stamps
Lot of 5, including: Piccard, Auguste (1884-1962). Swiss physicist and inventor, known best for setting altitude records in the balloons he designed (over 52,000 feet in 1932), and later modifying his crafts for deep sea exploration. Three Belgian postage stamps commemorating his record-breaking 1... > Item Details
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