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Gerald Ford TLS as President, November 13, 1974
Lot # - Gerald Ford TLS as President, November 13, 1974
Ford, Gerald. President of the United States (1974-1977). TLS while president, 1 pp., dated November 13, 1974 addressed to "Pump'um Paw." Measures 6.5 x 8.75 (sight) and 8.5 x 10 in. with its frame. Plus a 1 pp. ALS from Pump'um Paw (Richard L. Pinkerton) explaining the letters context. 

He types: 

As one Old Michigamua Brave to another, it is great to hear from you and have your good wishes. I'll do my best. 

Don't look for me at the game on November 23 because I have to be in Japan at that time. My thoughts will be with our team, particularly after what happened last Saturday. 

Betty is making a remarkable recovery. She will be taking it a bit easy for some time, but we are deeply grateful for the splendid progress. We truly appreciate your concern and interest in our welfare...

According to Richard L. Pinkerton, Michigamua was the senior men's all campus honoray at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 1902, the equivalent of the "Skull and Bones" group at Yale University. In 1998 the group changed its name to Order of Angell Pride of Michigan and permitted women into the group. The society elected top students involved on campus and gave them each "Indian" names. Ford was elected for football and was given the name "Flipp'um Back," while Richard was named "Pump'um Paw."  
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German WWII Tinnies Lot of Forty-One
Lot # 123 - German WWII Tinnies Lot of Forty-One
Lot includes Party Day, Labor day , May Day, Gau-day, SA, Labor, Veterans and more.
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<i>The Philistine</i> Poster Illustration by D. R. Collins
Lot # - The Philistine Poster Illustration by D. R. Collins
Dwight Ripley Collin (American, 19th-20th century). An unframed, late 19th century color lithograph poster illustration for the Philistine, a Roycroft publication, initialed within plate l.l.; 17.75 x 10 in. (plate size).
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Shoshone Chief Washakie, Silver Gelatin Photograph by Jackson
Lot # - Shoshone Chief Washakie, Silver Gelatin Photograph by Jackson
A silver gelatin photograph of Chief Washakie on horseback with two other Shoshone men taken by William H. Jackson. Measures 7 x 4.5 in.
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Stereoviews of Steamboats on the Mississippi and Ohio, Plus
Lot # - Stereoviews of Steamboats on the Mississippi and Ohio, Plus
Lot of 3, including:

Belle of La Crosse, a  side-wheel packet built at Paducah, Kentucky, and completed in St. Louis in 1870.  It burned in St. Louis in July of 1882. Stereoview published by Judd & McLeish, Syracuse, NY. 

Brilliant, presumably the one built at Cincinnati in 1863 for the Cincinnati-Madison, IN, route but which was often contracted to transport Civil War soldiers to Louisville and beyond. Burned at New Madrid, Missouri, in 1865.

View titled in the negative 564 - Shipping, At New Orleans, LA. The large ship featured is the Evening Star, a barque built at Bangor, Maine, in 1863, 148 feet long and weighing 650 tons.  She operated under the ownership of S. Otto & Co.*I
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European Short Sword
Lot # 98 - European Short Sword
25.5" blade, single bow brass handle, leather scabbard with brass mounts, stamped on parry edge Made in Germany.
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Early Sheet Music, Including <i>Dixiana</i> & John Philip Sousa Marches
Lot # 385 - Early Sheet Music, Including Dixiana & John Philip Sousa Marches
Lot of 9 early editions of sheet music including 5 pieces by John Phillip Sousa with decorated covers featuring his portrait and other piano music including: Dixiana by Richard Hoffman;  Grand Festival March by Richard Wagner and arranged for piano by Theodore Thomas; The Celebrated Captives by Kotzwara and Anderson; and Glen Island Club march by Francis X. Diller, signed by the composer.
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German Ersatz Crank Handle Bayonet with Scabbard
Lot # 91 - German Ersatz Crank Handle Bayonet with Scabbard
 6" Blade maker marked Demag and shows light scuffs and scratches. Metal handle retains  most of its original green paint. Push button functions fine. Scabbard is a leather field replacement.
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Western Leather Bat-Wing Chaps
Lot # 53 - Western Leather Bat-Wing Chaps
40" leather chaps with 8 star conchos; two have been replaced flat metal pieces. Chaps have two inside pockets and wrap around flaps with clips for legs.
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Eighteenth Century French Embroidery
Lot # 120 - Eighteenth Century French Embroidery
French, late 18th century. A French-knot embroidery depicting a woman in a pastoral landscape, housed in a period frame; 17.5 x 13.5 in. (framed).
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**Russian SVT Sniper Rifle
Lot # 216 - **Russian SVT Sniper Rifle
7.62x54 caliber, 26" barrel, S/N 2893, Russian SVT-40 in the sniper configuration. Mis-Matching numbers on the receiver and stock and bolt Scope is original, mount is a reproduction, canvas sling.
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