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September, 2012                                                                         January, 2013  American Gangsters,...
The Auction Has Begun!Bidding begins as soon as the catalog is posted online (June 29th). At 6pm on WEdNESdAY,JuLY 18TH th...
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THE RR AUCTION TEAM OF AUTHENTICATORS & CONSULTANTS                           BOB EATON AND BILL WHITE, RR AUCTION        ...
If you know the whereabouts of autographs,    documents or any artifacts pertaining to the    likes of  AL CAPONE, John Di...
presidents & first ladies              Ship’s pass for the           well-armed Brig American 1. John Adams. Partly-printe...
3. John Adams. Crispink signature, “Adams,”                                                                               ...
“Thanks…for contributing so much to active,           loyal, and dedicated representation of the US of A       in the GA (...
16. Bill Clinton. Glossy 10.5 x12. Jimmy and Rosalynn                                                       13.5 photo of ...
Vast collection of Eisenhower correspondence, much from the White House 20. Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower. Vast collection o...
“I don’t want to leave   Newport without thanking you   once again for your patience    with my erratic golf game”23. Dwig...
26. Dwight D. Eisen- hower. Two one-page TLSs, both 7 x 10 on his personal letterhead. One dated Decem- ber 14, 1961, sign...
31. Dwight D. Eisen-                                                         35. Gerald Ford. Vin-hower. Vintage ink      ...
38. Four Presidents. Color satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of presidents      Nixon through Reagan gathered at the White House p...
“I thank you…for your appreciation of the message from General      Garfield…if it is in any way an inspiration to you I a...
45. Benjamin Harrison. ALS                                              48. Rutherford B. signed “Benj. Harrison,” one pag...
50. Herbert Hoover.Signed book: The Mem-oirs of Herbert Hoover:The Cabinet & ThePresidency, 1920–1933.First edition, first...
Jefferson and Madison ship’s pass for the ‘Mary’ 56. Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Partly- printed vellum DS, signed...
“The D. C. Federation of Civic Associations arechampioning the cause of a better, safer, and more  pleasant community in w...
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  1. 1. www.RRAuction.com | 603.732.4280 | July 18, 2012
  2. 2. September, 2012 January, 2013 American Gangsters, Marvels of Outlaws, and Lawmen Modern Music 2 November, 2012 Space and Aviation 4Important Dates In History RR Auction is accepting consignments for our upcoming themed auctions October, 2012 Titanic 2 December, 2012 Iconic Photographs of the 20th Century And while our calendar is full, there’s always room for another rare and historical artifact. We have a 30-year history of achieving remarkable results for consignors. Our consignor repre- sentatives provide personalized attention every step of the way. From shipping and establish- ing value to crafting catalog descriptions and making sure you are paid on time, you can count on us to do everything necessary to ensure our history of record-breaking results repeats itself on your behalf. Phone: 603-732-4280 | | www.RRAuction.com
  3. 3. The Auction Has Begun!Bidding begins as soon as the catalog is posted online (June 29th). At 6pm on WEdNESdAY,JuLY 18TH the one hour extended bidding period begins followed immediately by the 30 Minute Rule.All times in RRAuction guidelines and instructions are stated according to the Eastern (U.S.) time zone.ContentsPresidents & First Ladies................................................................................................ 7Notables.........................................................................................................................38Military ...........................................................................................................................93Space & Aviation .........................................................................................................109Art & Literature ........................................................................................................... 122Comic Art & Animation .............................................................................................. 152Classic Music...............................................................................................................157Contemporary & Modern Music .................................................................................164Classic Entertainment ................................................................................................197Sports ..........................................................................................................................247 Upcoming Auctions AuguST AuCTION SEPTEMBER AuCTION Auction closes August 15, 2012 Auction closes September 12, 2012 Auction online July 27, 2012 Auction online August 24, 2012Bob Eaton Bobby Livingston Bobby Eatonowner, acquisitions vice president of sales & marketing operations managerbob@rrauction.com bl@rrauction.com bobby@rrauction.comCarla Eaton Tricia Eaton Adam Karrauction coordinator auction processing manager shipping supervisorcarla@rrauction.com tricia@rrauction.com shipping@rrauction.comBill White Mike Nelson Stacey Jordanlead authenticator senior catalog writer customer servicebill@rrauction.com mike@rrauction.com stacey@rrauction.comMandy Eaton-Casey Jessica Hinckley Sarina Carlofinance manager executive bidding assistant art directormandy@rrauction.com jessica@rrauction.com sarina@rrauction.comElizebeth Otto Erika Rosenfeld Annie Nicholsconsignment manager inventory processing assistant junior art directorelizebeth@rrauction.com erika@rrauction.com annie@rrauction.com Robert S. Eaton Sr. 1940–2001
  4. 4. GENERAL RR AUCTION INFO PAYMENTS Payment is due by Monday, July 30, 2012,R&R Auction Company, LLC, d/b/a RRAuctionLicensed auctioneer: Carla Eaton, NH license #3029 unless prior arrangements have been made. Late payment may result in the suspension ofCONTACT INFORMATION your bidding privileges.5 Rt 101A, Suite 5 • Amherst, NH 03031Local/International: 1-603-732-4280 Credit cards and PayPal are only accepted up to $5,000.Local/Int’l fax: 1-603-732-4288 Credit Card orders will be shipped first. Please send PayPalWebsite: www.RRAuction.com payments to FinanceDepartment@rrauction.Email bidding: Bid@RRAuction.com com. Overseas orders must be paid by credit card, paypal, or wire. All checks, cashiers checks or money orders are payable toHOURS R&R Auction Company, LLC. Orders paid by cashier check, moneyOffice hours are Mon-Fri, 9 a.m. -5 p.m. eastern standard order, wire, Pay Pal or credit card are shipped upon receipt.time; hours on the last night of the auction are dictatedby the 30 Minute Rule (see below). Any item in the auc- Personal and business checks are also accepted and orders paidtion can be viewed in our offices during normal busi- via this method on winnings over $500 will ship 7 business daysness hours. Please call to set up an appointment. after receipt. Returned checks are subject to a $25 fee. We rec- ommend paying by cashier’s check, money order, or wire transfer. Wire Information:RRAUCTION’S POLICIES Account number: 003880291609 Company name: R & R Auction Company, LLCEXTENDED BIDDING & THE 30 MINUTE RULE Routing/Transit (ABA) Number: 0260-0959-3The final day of bidding for all lots is Wednesday, July 18. Any bidder SWIFT Address: BOFAUS3Nmay bid on any lot prior to 6 pm. At that time, the Extended Biddinggoes into affect. If you have not bid on a lot before 6 pm, you may Bank Address:not bid on that lot after 6 pm. Only those bidders who have placed Bank of Americabids on a lot before 6 pm will be allowed to bid on that lot after 500 Amherst Street6 pm. Hence, if you are the only bidder on a lot at 6 pm, that lot Nashua, NH 03063is awarded to you. During the extended bidding period, a lot willremain open only to those who bid on that lot prior to 6 pm. All lotsWITHOUT an opening bid at 6 pm will remain OPEN to ALL biddersuntil 7 pm or until they receive their first bid. These lots will closeimmediately upon receipt of a bid or at 7 pm, whichever comesfirst. For all lots that are active after 7 pm, bidding will remain TERMS OF SALEopen until 30 minutes pass without a bid being placed on THAT A buyer’s premium of 20% will be added to all winning bids.lot. The 30 Minute Rule is applied on a PER LOT BASIS; each lot RR Auction prefers cash, check, or wire payments.in the auction closes individually based on bidding activity after7 pm. On a PER LOT BASIS, the 30 minute timer will reset each For winning bids of $5,000 or less, clients may choose to paytime a bid is placed after 7 pm. If you are the high bidder, raising via credit card or PayPal for an additional 2.5% convenience fee.your maximum bid will NOT reset the timer. RR Auction reserves You are obligated to honor any bid(s) you make, and youthe right to close the auction at any time at its sole discretion. authorize us to charge your credit card for any unpaid winnings.POSTPONEMENTRR Auction may postpone the auction for a reasonable pe- RETURNSriod of time as the result of any significant event (e.g., an Every item is cataloged with the intent of accuracy. Im-Act of God, etc). In this unlikely event, bidders and con- properly described items must be returned within threesignors will be notified of the new closing date. days of receipt. Please call us before returning any items. A merchandise credit will be issued in the case ofGUARANTEES a subjective, unresolvable dispute over condition.Each signed item is unconditionally guaranteed genuine with-out time limit. If a lot is declared to be not authentic, we may CONSIGNORSask the purchaser to supply the written opinion of one com- Consignors are not allowed to bid on or withdraw their own lots.petent authority acceptable to us. We will refund the original We will contact all consignors via mail, fax, or e-mail with theirpurchase price after documentation has been submitted. tentative final results the day after the auction ends.The buyer’s only remedy under this guarantee is the cancel-lation of the sale and the refund of the purchase price. SELLER RR Auction reserves the right to: (a) remove any item, (b) reject any bid, and (c) ban anyone from participating in this auction for any reason. We reserve the right to the final decision in all matters regarding this auction.
  5. 5. RR AUCTION’S BIDDING INFO BID INCREMENTS Bids on an item must raise the current high bid by at least 10%.REGISTRATIONYour bidder number remains the same from auction to auction, but CHECKING BIDS You can open, monitor, and/or raise bids as often as you wish.you must register to bid in each auction, even if you have already However, all bidding is governed by the 30 Minute Rule and ex-participated in past auctions. During registration, we will confirm tended bidding. Extended bidding always goes into affect at 6 pmyour name, shipping address, phone number, e-mail, and method on the last day of the auction. At 7 pm, the extended bidding endsof payment if you are successful. Please provide any address or and the 30 Minute Rule goes into effect.payment changes, or any special shipping requests, before theclose of the auction. RESERVES Some lots may have a confidential reserve, below which theNEW BIDDERS lot will not be sold.Bidders without a number must apply for one before theycan participate in the auction. Fill out a New Bidder Ap-plication form online at http://rrauction.com/new_register. CALLBACKScom, or request a form by mail or fax. Your bidder number RRAuction offers a callback service on auction night for anywill be issued only after all information has been verified. bidder who has the high bid on an item whose current bid is over $1,000 and who has placed a maximum bid. At your request, we will call you if your maximum bid is topped. We will need yourPLACING BIDS correct telephone number(s) where you can be reached untilBy participating in the auction, you are accepting the auction closes. Callbacks begin after 6 pm on auction night.these Terms and Conditions. You are agreeing to the You must request this service; it is not automatic. We makealternative of dispute resolution by arbitration. Arbitration re- every effort to ensure that bidders who request a callback areplaces the right to go to court, including the right to a jury trial. contacted if outbid; however, we do not guarantee this service.If any dispute arises regarding payment, authenticity, grading,description, provenance, or any other matter pertaining to the WITHDRAWING BIDSauction, the bidder or a participant in the auction and/or RR You are obligated to honor any bid(s) you make, and no bidsAuction agree that the dispute shall go to binding arbitration in may be withdrawn at any time. There are no exceptions;accordance with the commercial rules of the American Arbitra- failure to comply will terminate all future bidding.tion Association. A.A.A. arbitration shall be conducted under theprovisions of the Federal Arbitration Act and in a locale mutuallyconvenient to both parties. Where a locale cannot be agreedupon the determination shall be made by the independent ADRinstitution. Any claim made by a bidder must be presented within AFTER THE AUCTIONone (1) year or it is barred. The prevailing party may be awardedreasonable attorney’s fees and costs. An award granted in WINNER NOTIFICATIONarbitration is enforceable in any court of competent jurisdiction. We will notify all winners by email, phone, or fax by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 19th. Auction results are available at rrauction.com.MINIMUM BIDSEvery item has a minimum bid (MB). No bids below this amount SHIPPINGwill be accepted. All orders are now shipped FedEx and we must have your street address on file. At our discretion, some orders of high value mayMAXIMUM BIDS be sent via overnight or two-day service. Insurance is addedTo maximize your chance of winning, we strongly encourage the to each invoice, with a minimum of $2 for the first $200 ofuse of maximum bids. For example, assume an item you want value and 55¢ per $100 of value over $200. Oversized orderscurrently has a high bid of $100. Your bid would then be $110 will have additional postage added to their invoices. Within(10% over $100), and you could tell us, “I’d like a maximum bid the United States, rates for shipping and handling only are:of $242 for that item.” We will enter your bid at $110, and we $ 0 - $ 10 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 10will then bid for you until the lot reaches your maximum of $242.If competitive bids only reach $148, you would win the item at $ 101 – $ 5 0 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 1 5$163—10% over the highest previous bid. To prevent tie bids, all $ 5 01 – $ 1 , 0 0 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 2 0maximum bids should be made in proper increments. Maximum $ 1 , 0 01 – $ 3 , 0 0 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 3 5bids are strictly confidential. 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  6. 6. TERMINOLOGY INTERNET LOG-IN INSTRUCTIONSCONDITION Access our online catalog at www.RRAuction.com and registerEach item in the catalog is described with a statement indicating to become a bidder. We offer the most interactive online auction in theits overall condition. The condition of the items we offer gener- collectibles field. After you have completed the registration form, you willally falls into the following range: good—very good—fine—very have access to:fine. Treated as a scale of 1 to 4, good describes an item thathas as many as several flaws, which are described in detail; very • Real-time online biddingfine describes an item whose condition and appearance may • Tracking of lots/consignmentsbe regarded as flawless and superior in every respect. Most ofthe items we offer are in fine condition, meaning that there are All auction and bidding regulations stated in the Terms andno serious flaws. While we make every effort to describe flaws Conditions in the front of the catalog apply to online bidding.that materially affect appearance and value, we generally do notspecify minor or routine flaws, such as (but not limited to) pencil orsecretarial notations, mailing folds to letters, normal aging to pa- OBTAINING A BIDDER NUMBER & PASSWORDper, or tiny bends or creases from normal handling. We encourage Before you can bid on the internet, you need to obtain a bidder numberprospective bidders to examine the image(s) of each item closely and password. If you do not have a bidder number, just follow these fewand to contact us with specific inquiries regarding condition. easy steps:GROUP LOTS 1. Go to www.RRAuction.com and click on the NEWIn descriptions of group lots of two or more items, every effort is BIDDER REGISTRATION button located under the log-in box.made to mention any obvious flaws. Bidders should note that con-dition for group lots is given as a general statement or range, andthat specific flaws to single items within the group may be omit-ted in the interest of catalog space. Questions about group lots,or specific items within a group lot, should be addressed beforethe close of the auction to Tricia Eaton (tricia@rrauction.com). Having trouble registering to bid online? Please give us a call at (603) 732-4280 or e-mail usMATTED & FRAMED at Stacey@RRAuction.comMany of the items offered for sale in our monthly auctions aredescribed as matted and/or framed. We do not remove items fromframes; the given dimensions of items housed in a frame and/or mat indicate sight size only. Photographs and other ephemeraused with matted and framed items are not subject to descrip- 2. You will then be sent to a registration page, on which you willtion and condition statements, nor are they considered a reason enter your personal information. The safety of your personalfor return. Condition refers only to the item and not the mat or information is ensured by top-of-the-line online security.frame. Our terms of return apply only to the item and not the RRAuction does not share your information.matting and framing. Any item that is removed from the framecannot be returned. Returns are only accepted when there is an Please make sure to give accurate information so we can contact you withauthenticity question or the description of the item is incorrect. your bidder number. If you already get the catalog, your bidder number is located on the label on the envelope. Call or e-mail us for your password.ALS — Autograph Letter Signed 3. Your application will be proccessed within 24 to 48 hours(a letter entirely handwritten and signed by the given personality) (excluding non-business hours) as long as all information isAQS — Autograph Quotation Signed received. You will be contacted with a bidder number and password.ANS — Autograph Note Signed (a short ALS) CHANGING/ FORGOTTEN PASSWORDSLS — Letter Signed After you have performed the steps above, you will be(a letter in a secretary’s hand, but signed by the given personality) able to log in to your account and change your password. If youSP — Signed Photo have forgotten your password, enter your bidder number, then click the FORGOTTEN PASSWORD button. We willDS — Document Signed automatically send your password to your e-mail addressFDC — First Day Cover on file. If you have any problems changing your password, call or send an e-mail to Tricia@RRAuction.com.INSCRIBED — “Personalized”
  7. 7. THE RR AUCTION TEAM OF AUTHENTICATORS & CONSULTANTS BOB EATON AND BILL WHITE, RR AUCTION After 30 years in business, during which time well over 1,000,000 signed items have crossed their paths, Certificates of no one has had more daily exposure to autographs than Bob Eaton and Bill White. To date, RR Auction has Authenticity are complimentaryAUCTION published more than 370 consecutive monthly catalogs. Several award-winning, in-depth published studies have earned Bill a reputation as a trusted authenticator. Bob, a PSA/DNA authenticator, is well established with every lot sold. as one of the foremost authenticators in the autograph industry. RR Auction is committed to offering authentic autographs. This commitment is the foundation on which RR has built its reputation as a responsible, respectable auctioneer. Backing our commitment to authenticity, we are proud to offer a 100% Lifetime Money Back Guar- antee on every signed item we sell. The Certificate of Authenticity that accompanies every signed item is good for the life of the piece regardless of owner. While RR Auction is exclusively responsible for its guarantee, we are proud to work with a group of industry experts providing authentication services for autographed collectibles. JOHN REZNIKOFF, UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES Letters of John is the founder of University Archives, a leading firm specializing in the appraisal and authentication of Authenticity are available on documents and manuscripts. He is affiliated with multiple professional organizations dedicated to the autograph certain lots.Priced industry, is a contributing editor for Autograph Collector magazine, and is a PSA/DNA authenticator. upon request* PSA/DNA Letters of PSA/DNA is the world’s leading third party autograph authentication company. Using state of the art technol- Authenticity ogy, PSA/DNA created a security system to prevent counterfeiting, forgery and piracy. As the most respected are available on certain lots. service in the industry, PSA/DNA’s years of expertise and knowledge have established an impeccable reputa- Priced from STEVE ZARELLI tion for providing professional, unbiased, expert opinions. $25 to $200* STEVE ZARELLI Steve has been collecting and closely studying space and aviation autographs for over 15 years. He has been at the forefront of identifying deceptive forgeries and his findings have been published in the definitive space collecting reference, Relics of the Space Race, as well as the UACC’s Pen & Quill magazine. Steve was also a contributor to the UACC signature study, Neil Armstrong: The Quest for His Autograph. ROGER EPPERSON SIGNED, SEALED, AND DELIVERED/REAL Letters of Roger has an extensive background as a full-time dealer in autographs and collectibles, and is a trusted Authenticity authenticator in all areas of contemporary music. When supported by the REAL logo and Roger’s name, are available on music-related autographs assume an added value. certain lots. Priced from $30 to $150* FRANK CAIAZZO Frank is the world’s leading authority on Beatles signed and handwritten material. Since he began his studybeatles autographs in 1986, he has amassed the largest file of signed examples on the planet. Through decades of focused and diligent research, he has acquired great skill in identifying authentic Beatles autographs, and also has gained the insight necessary to accurately approximate the era in which they were signed. RENATO SAGGIORI With more than 50 years in the European autograph market, Renato is considered an expert on the manuscripts of European royalty, scientists, painters, and writers. He is also considered the leading authority on papal autographs and manuscripts. His 2006 book, The Popes - Five Centuries of Signatures, is an indispensible reference tool. BRIAN GREEN AND MARIA GREEN, BRIAN AND MARIA GREEN CIVIL WAR SIGNATURES With more than 45 years combined experience in the field, Brian and Maria are two of the nation’s leading Civil War Signatures experts in Civil War autographs and manuscripts. JAMES CAMNER, LA SCALA AUTOGRAPHS James is a leading classical music autograph dealer. With more than 35 years experience, he is a founding member of PADA, an authenticator for PSA/DNA, a member of the ABAA, and an author of over ten published books on related subjects. RICH CONSOLA Rich has studied Elvis Presley’s handwriting and signature for nearly 20 years, which has placed him in the forefront of Presley authenticators worldwide. * For more information on Letters of Authenticity contact Tricia by phone at (603) 732-4280 ext. 114 or by email at Tricia@RRAuction.com
  8. 8. If you know the whereabouts of autographs, documents or any artifacts pertaining to the likes of AL CAPONE, John Dillinger, Billy the Kid, BONNIE & CLYDE, or SHERIFF PAT GARRETT, please BILLY THE KID contact the authorities at RRAuction for information concerning the consignment of said items for sale in our American Gangster, Outlaws & Lawmen Auction to be held this summer. There could be a substantial reward in it for you. RR AUCTIONAMERICAN GANGSTER, OUTLAWS & LAWMEN AUCTIONFor more information on consigning in this auction please contact Bob Eaton at 603-732-4280.
  9. 9. presidents & first ladies Ship’s pass for the well-armed Brig American 1. John Adams. Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 11.25 x 17.25, October 21, 1799. A scalloped-top ship’s papers issued for “the Brig American of Baltimore whereof Charles Venn is master and commander…mounted with twelve guns, navigated with thirty men.” Signed at the conclusion by Adams. In very good condition, with paper loss along intersecting folds, vertical fold between first and last name of signature, signature a shade or two light, some paper loss along top edge and scattered creasing, wrinkling, and toning. The white paper seal is remarkably crisp and intact. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300) Vice President Adams invites his old friend, the very first British envoy, for dinner in 1792 2. John Adams. ALS, one page, 7.75 x 9.75, August 16, 1792. As vice presi- dent, Adams writes Mr. Hammond. In full: “I have this moment received your kind letter of the 18th and congratulate you on your arrival in New England. If you will do me the honour to take a Family Dinner with me on Sunday at two o’clock you will very much oblige your old Friend and faithful humble Servant.” In very good condition with intersecting folds, mild toning, trimmed edge, a well done replace- ment to small area of paper loss to top left corner, and a small chip to right edge. As Adams wrote this letter in 1792, relations between the United States and the United Kingdom were still on shaky ground. Thomas Jefferson and his Democratic partners preferred their French allegiance, although Adams and his Federalist colleagues supported relations with the British. British leaders, for their part, were less than enthusiastic at the time to embrace the government of their one-time colony, slowly evacuating frontier forts and critical of US navigation laws that were harmful to trade. In fact, it was eight years before an envoy was actually named. That man would be George Hammond, the recipient of this letter, a British diplomat, and the UK’s first British envoy to the United States, serving in that post from 1791 to 1795. His relationship with Adams, however, preceded the current official capacity, as Hammond and his “old friend” likely first met after Congress appointed Adams ambassador to Britain’s Court of St. James in 1785. His arrival in the United States in 1791 and a subsequent reception in November of that year formally established relations between the two countries after years of strife. Interestingly enough, Hammond had been quoted as saying during this time that if he had accepted all of the invitations he received for tea or dinner, he would not have time to work. One might assume that he made an exception for his friend, the vice president. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300) Presidents & First Ladies 7
  10. 10. 3. John Adams. Crispink signature, “Adams,” Arthur recommends aon an off-white 2.25 x commander while serving as Quartermaster General of1 triangular slip clippedfrom a document. In finecondition, with mild ton- New York during the Civil Waring, some show-throughfrom writing on reverse, and a miniscule tear to the left corner, farfrom the signature. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR 6. Chester A.Auction COA.…(MB $100) Arthur. War- dated ALS signed “C. A. Arthur, QM Genl.,” two pages on two adjoin- ing sheets, 7.75 x 10, New York Quartermaster General letterhead, December 16, 1862. Arthur writes to Brigadier General Thomas Hillhouse in Albany. In full: “Major Price has deemed it best to see you in person in regard to his case. I am satisfied that his appointment to the command of the 145th Regt. would be a most judicious one. I take pleasure in stating that the result of my inquiry in regard to him, is that he is a young gentleman of high personal character & ability, & of excellent military qualifications.” Light scat- tered toning and soiling, mostly separated hinge, and small marginal filing holes, otherwise fine condition Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 4. John Quincy Adams. Partly printed DS as president, signed “J. Q. Adams,” one 7. George Bush page on vellum, 15.5 x 9.75, and Jimmy Carter. December 20, 1826. A grant for Three items: Two one-a parcel of 80 acres of land near Indianapolis issued to Isaac Drury, page TLSs, each signedsigned at the conclusion by Adams, and countersigned by Commis- “George,” one fromsioner of the General Land Office George Graham. In good condition, 1978 and one fromwith heavy intersecting folds (vertical fold to last name; a few small 1988. The 1988 letterholes), toning, wrinkling, and ink a shade light but fully legible, as is the reads, in part: “I appreciate your incisive comments on defensesignature. The seal remains cracked, but mostly intact. Pre-certified procurement and spending. This is clearly an issue that must be ad-John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) dressed early in my Administration.”; and a color satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of Jimmy Carter on the campaign trail, signed in black felt tip, “J. Carter.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)5. John Quin-cy Adams. Ink 8. George W. Bush.signature, “John Signed book: DecisionQuincy Adams, Points. Limited edition,B o r n 11 J u l y later printing. NY: Crown1767, At the foot Publishers, 2010. Hard-of Penn’s Hill, at cover with dustjacket, 6.5Braintree, now x 9.5, 497 pages. SignedQuincy,” on an off-white 3.25 x 1.75 slip. Double matted and framed on the half-title page inwith an engraved portrait to an overall size of 9.5 x 12.75. In fine condi- black felt tip. In very finetion, with a bit of scattered light soiling. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ condition. RRAuctionPSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) COA.…(MB $150)8 Presidents & First Ladies
  11. 11. “Thanks…for contributing so much to active, loyal, and dedicated representation of the US of A in the GA (see I’m an integral part of the alphabet soup)” 9. George Bush. ALS, signed “George,” one page, both sides of a George Bush, Ambassador embossed card, 6.5 x 4.25, December 24, 1971. Written on Christmas Eve to Daniel Patrick Moynihan. In full: “Thanks so very much this fall. Particularly for helping me focus on the important things, and particu- larly for contributing so much to active, loyal, and dedicated representation of the US of A in the GA (see I’m an integral part of the alphabet soup). It was my selfish pleasure working with you—watching your style and skill with what I hope was unnoticeable jealousy and just plain being with you. Thanks for so much from a grateful heart. A great ’72 to you and yours. George Bush.” In fine condition. A little more than a year later, Moynihan would join the international ranks when President Nixon appointed him US Ambassador to India. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) The newly appointed CIA Director laments: “I do regret a little being out of politics, but that is all overcome by the challenge of this tough but important new job” 10. George Bush. ALS signed “George,” one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, Janu- ary 16, 1976. Letter to a friend Historically significant 2005 Iraqi named Henry, in regards to com- election ballot signed by George W ments made about Bush’s new position as director of the Central Intelligence Agency. In full, “Someone (Jim Hewgley) sent me the 11. George W. Bush. Vibrant DS, one page, 23 x 16.5. Historically comments you made about my new job. I just want to say ‘thanks’ for significant January 30, 2005 Iraqi unused election ballot bearing 112 those generous words. I do regret a little being out of politics, but that printed names in Arabic along with printed instructions at the top of is all overcome by the challenge of this tough but important new job. the page and (translated) “The Independent Electoral Commission I know I can do it, and I know it must be done. I expect we Bushes of Iraq. The Iraqi National Election.” Boldly signed in black felt tip, may have had inculcated with us the same sense of service that your “George W. Bush,” along the second panel. In fine condition, with folds public life has exemplified-I hope so anyway-Again, my thanks, kind as issued and the end of Bush’s signature crossing two of the folds. words and real friendship count these days.” In fine condition, with two The election was that nation’s first as a ‘free’ country. The consignor light horizontal mailing folds and a pencil notation to top right. Bush notes that the ballot was signed by the former president at a 2010 would hold this post for almost a year, then return to politics running book-signing in Texas. An incredible piece of history linking the Bush for president in 1980, eventually becoming Ronald Reagan’s running administration with Middle Eastern politics.Pre-certified PSA/DNA and mate. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) RRAuction COA.…(MB $200) Presidents & First Ladies 9
  12. 12. 16. Bill Clinton. Glossy 10.5 x12. Jimmy and Rosalynn 13.5 photo of Boys Nation delegateCarter. Color glossy 8 x 10 photo Bill Clinton shaking hands withof the Carters in the White House, President John F. Kennedy onsigned in black felt tip, “Best wishes, June 6, 1963, at the White House,Rosalynn Carter,” and “Jimmy signed in black felt tip by Clinton.Carter.” In fine condition, with a Framed to an overall size of 14.25 xcouple edge and corner dings 17.25. In fine condition. RRAuctionand some slight rubbing to finish. COA.…(MB $100)RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 17. Bill Clinton. Signed book: 13. Jimmy Putting People First. First edition, and Rosalynn later printing. NY: Times Books, Carter. Two col- 1992. Paperback, 5.25 x 8, 232 or satin-finish 10 pages. Signed on the title page, x 8 photos of the “Bill Clinton, 3/14/92.” In fine condi- Carters posing tion, with some light creases andindividually, each signed in black felt tip. In fine condition. RRAuction dings to covers. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)COA.…(MB $100) 18. Bill Clinton. Signed book:14. Grover Cleveland. Back to Work. First edition. NY:Impressive oversize 13 x Alfred A. Knopf, 2011. Hardcover17 engraved portrait of with dustjacket, 6 x 8.75, 192Cleveland by Jacques pages. Signed on the title pageReich, signed in the lower in black felt tip. In fine condition.border in pencil by Cleve- RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)land and also signed inpencil by Jacques Reich.Rippling to upper por- 19. Bill Clinton. Signed book:tion of engraving, lightly My Life. First edition. NY: Alfredtrimmed vertical edges, A. Knopf, 2004. Hardcover withand a few other mild dustjacket, 6.5 x 9.5, 957 pages.ripples, otherwise fine Signed on the title page in blue feltcondition. Pre-certified tip. In fine condition. AccompaniedJohn Reznikoff/PSA/DNA by four photos taken at time ofand RR Auction COA.… signing. RRAuction COA.…(MB $150)(MB $200) Clinton’s used sand wedge direct from his museum store15. Bill Clinton. Bill Clinton’s personally-owned and-used golf club. M. A. C. Attack sand wedge is signed on thetoe of the club head, “Bill Clinton.” Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from the Clinton Museum Store statingthe club “was personally used and authentically hand signed by President William J. Clinton.” In fine condition. Alsoaccompanied by three unsigned color glossy and satin-finish photos of Clinton golfing and a Clinton PresidentialCenter golf ball. An uncommon offering of personal property and neat association between the presidency and golf.Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. Oversized. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)10 Presidents & First Ladies
  13. 13. Vast collection of Eisenhower correspondence, much from the White House 20. Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower. Vast collection of correspon- dence and other items from Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower to Caroline Walker of Washington D.C. Included in the collection are three TLSs from Dwight Eisenhower, all signed as president, “D. E.,” from 1954, 1958, and 1959 respectively, all one-page on White House letterhead. The letter from 1954 reads, “I apologize that I have not long before this acknowledged your birthday telegram. I haven’t been able to find a mo- ment for myself since my return from Denver. Nonetheless, please know that I did receive it and am most appreciative of your thought of me.” All three are accompanied by their original mailing envelopes. Also included are 26 letters and cards from Mamie Doud Eisenhower, both ALSs and TLSs, as well as several greeting cards, many written from the White House. As well as two FDCs honoring Dwight Eisenhower, both signed by Mamie and two White House cards, each also signed by Mamie. Remainder of the items are letters from secretaries, invitations to the White House or other functions, place cards, RSVPs, and other items, including a telegram to Walker from the White House before a cruise, signed in type “Mamie and Ike.” In very good condition, with moderate toning to Dwight’s letters. An interesting collection from inside the White House. RRAuction COA.…(MB $300) 21. Calvin Coolidge. Business check, 8.25 x 3.25, filled out in another hand and signed by Coolidge, payable to A. J. Schillare for $4.50, October 18, 1910. In fine condition, with a light bank stamp to body, lightly touching beginning of signature and a bit of mild edge toning. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) On the heels of the Sino-Indian War, the retired president boldly states: “The Chinese Reds—will never miss an opportunity to attack or embarrass the West” 22. Dwight D. Eisenhower. TLS, signed “Ike E.,” one page, 7 x 10.25, personal letterhead, January 28, 1963. Eisenhower writes from Palm Desert, California to Robert Cutler, his former National Security Advisor (the first individual to hold the post) in Boston. In part: “While I cannot personally either agree or disagree with your conclusions about the Chinese intentions, I certainly do agree that all Communist history would indicate that they—and especially the Chinese Reds—will never miss an opportunity to attack or embarrass the West anytime that they think they can get away with it. It seems to me that it would be out of character for the Chinese Reds to give up all their intentions vis-a-vis India…. Incidentally, after coming here to the desert I developed some kind of difficulty in my shoulder (I do not think it is bursitis) and I am under treatment of two different places where they either rub me or boil me!…” In 1962 the Chinese scored a decisive military victory in the Sino-Indian War, reclaiming a disputed area between China and India and declaring a unilateral cease-fire in November. A decade earlier, as president-elect, Eisenhower was able to stop the Chinese through a combination of hints at nuclear war, the death of Joseph Stalin, and his own military reputation. In fine condition, with mild soiling and handling wear, and a couple of faint pencil notations. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RRAuction COA.…(MB $200) Presidents & First Ladies 11
  14. 14. “I don’t want to leave Newport without thanking you once again for your patience with my erratic golf game”23. Dwight D. Eisenhower. TLS as president, one page, 6.5 x8.5, White House letterhead, September 30, 1957. Letter of thanksto Norman Palmer at the Newport Country Club. In part: “I don’t wantto leave Newport without thanking you once again for your patiencewith my erratic golf game. You have helped me a great deal, and Iam truly grateful. And, in addition, it has been a real pleasure to playalmost daily with such a fine professional.” Matted and framed with aphoto of Eisenhower on the fairway during a round of golf to an overallsize of 20 x 16. In fine condition, with a bit of mild edge toning. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) Presenting a portrait to the California governor and hopeful presidential candidate 24. Dwight D. Eisenhower. Vintage matte-finish 11.75 x 10.5 photo of an artist’s portrait of Eisenhower, signed and inscribed in the lower bor- der in fountain pen to California governor Goodwin Knight, most likely as president, “For Governor Goodwin J. Knight, with warm regards and high esteem, Dwight D. Eisenhower.” Framed to an overall size of 13 x 11.5. In fine condition, with some mild rippling. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) Addressing a new committee member to the US Military Assistance Program whose work “will be invaluable to our national security and the defense of the free world”25. Dwight D. Eisenhower. TLS as president, one page, 6.75 x 9, White House letterhead,November 24, 1958. Letter to James E. Webb, of Ker-McGee Oil Industries. In full: “I am pleasedyou are willing to serve as a Member of my Committee to Study the United States Military Assis-tance Program and I hereby appoint you in that capacity. For your assistance and information, Iam enclosing a copy of my letter to the Chairman outlining the purpose of the study and the termsof reference under which you will be working. I am sure that the work of this committee will beinvaluable to our national security and the defense of the free world. I look forward with anticipationto the results of the study.” In fine condition, with several paperclip impressions to top edge and afew scattered creases. The committee was a bipartisan committee created in November 1958 byPresident Eisenhower to undertake a completely independent, objective, and non-partisan analysis of the military assistance aspects of theUS Mutual Security Program. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)12 Presidents & First Ladies
  15. 15. 26. Dwight D. Eisen- hower. Two one-page TLSs, both 7 x 10 on his personal letterhead. One dated Decem- ber 14, 1961, signed “Dwight D. Eisenhower,” the other dated October 18, 1963, signed “D. E.” Pencil notation to top of one letter, and an office stamp, notation, and crease to bottom of other letter, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200) 29. Dwight D. Eisenhower. Signed book: Crusade in Europe. First 27. Dwight D. Eisen- edition. NY: Doubleday, 1948. Hardcover, 5.75 x 8.5, 559 pages. Signed hower. TLS as presi- on the dedication page in ink, as president, “Dwight D. Eisenhower.” dent signed “D. E.,” one In very good condition, with uniform toning to the pages, rippling to page, 6.5 x 9, White the opening pages, surface loss to the half-title page over an area of House letterhead, June light soiling, a faint paperclip impression to the half title page and to 25, 1959. Letter to Ernest the first free-end page, a loose, but intact front hinge, and some trivial ‘Tex’ Lee, Eisenhower’s wear to the cover. Accompanied by a 1960 letter of provenance from former aide-de-camp. In Eisenhower’s secretary on White House letterhead. Pre-certified John part: “Thank you for your Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) two recommendations. I shall pass your letters along to the people who do the preliminary screening for these posts.” In fine condi- tion, with a light pencil notation to top right. Pre- certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150) 28. Dwight D. Eisenhower. TLS as president signed “DE,” one page, 6.75 30. Dwight D. Eisenhower. Two items: TLS, one page 5.75 x x 9, White House let- 7.75, Columbia University letterhead, January 13, 1949. Letter to Lt. terhead, March 6, 1956. John Halbin, in part: “After 4 1/2 years, it is certainly good to hear Letter to Ernest ‘Tex’ from a companion on that memorable ride in the driving rain. I shall Lee, Eisenhower’s for- never forget the ability of your comrades and you to squeeze into mer aide-de-camp, the smallest possible space and the capacity of the jeep to act as a regarding his decision substitute for a 2 1/2 ton truck.…I am enclosing a notehead which I to run for a second term. have inscribed to you for insertion…in your copy of Crusade in Europe.” In part: “Many thanks In addition, the aforementioned inscription, is included and signed for your message. I “Dwight D. Eisenhower,” 3.75 x 4.5, personal letterhead, dated Janu- think, in the recent an- ary 1949. In full: “For Lt. John T. Halbin—With renewed expressions nouncement, above all I of my gratitude to one of the soldiers who gave me a ride in a jeep appreciate the approval when I needed it badly. Best wishes and regards.” In fine condition, of those who were with some scattered mild toning to both. Accompanied by the original particularly close to me in wartime.” In fine condition, with scattered mailing envelope. An interesting offering from the date of the letter creases and wrinkles, and a few spots of trivial soiling. Accompanied as well as the content, Eisenhower is recollecting an encounter from by the original mailing envelope. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ right around D-Day, as the allies began their invasion of France. RR DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150) Auction COA.…(MB $200) Presidents & First Ladies 13
  16. 16. 31. Dwight D. Eisen- 35. Gerald Ford. Vin-hower. Vintage ink tage glossy 8 x 9.75signature, “Dwight D. photo of a young Ford,Eisenhower,” on an off- signed and inscribed inwhite 7.75 x 11 guest black ink “To Al Quie onebook page, signed in of the very top youngink and ballpoint on men in the Congressboth sides by six oth- whose ability I admire anders, including John A. whose friendship I deeplyRoosevelt, Hoagy Carmichael, and Claire Trevor. In fine condition, appreciate. Jerry Ford.”with some scattered light toning. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ Scattered light creases,DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100) bends, and surface marks, and a paperclip impression to top edge, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 36. Gerald Ford. TLS signed “Jerry Ford,” two32. Mamie Doud Eisenhower. Two FDCs with cachets honoring pages, 8 x 10.5,the Kansas Territory Centennial and the 7-cent airmail stamp, each Congress of thesigned in black felt tip “Mamie Doud Eisenhower.” In fine condition. United States let-RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) terhead, January 9, 1962. Letter to a constituent,33. Millard Fillmore. Mrs. Cosmo An-Free franked address nerino. In part: “As you know, this decision to close the Grand Rapidspanel, 4.75 x 3, ad- office…was made by the VA under the Kennedy Administration. Asdressed in another hand a member of the Congress I was not consulted about the proposedto “Stephen Allen Esq, closings to the district office and I had no advance information rela-New York City,” and tive to the closing of the Grand Rapids office…I know it will result infranked in the upper considerable hardship to many veterans in Western Michigan…I amright, “M. Fillmore m. amazed that the Kennedy Administration, which should have givenc.” Panel also bears a considerable study to this matter, cannot understand the need forMarch 15, Buffalo, New York postmark. Double matted and framed this personal contact…I am, therefore, today writing Mr. Robert M.with an engraved portrait to an overall size of 10.25 x 12.25. Vertical Fitzgerald, Regional Director of the VA at Detroit, urging…that the VAcrease lightly affecting portion of signature, a couple of ink cancella- supply additional service to Grand Rapids…It is apparent that one mantions, and a bit of light soiling, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified one day a week cannot supply the needed services.” In fine condition.John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 37. Gerald Ford. Signed book: The War Powers Resolution: A Constitutional Crisis. Limited first edition of 200 copies plus 50 de- luxe copies (this being34. Gerald Ford and Spiro Agnew. Two bright white mock a presentation edition).White House cards, one signed in black ink, “Gerald R. Ford,” and Oroville, California: Butte College Press, 1992. Hardcover 7.25 x 9.25,one signed in black ballpoint, “Spiro T. Agnew.” In fine condition. 109 pages. Signed on a prefatory page in blue ink “Gerald R. Ford.”RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)14 Presidents & First Ladies
  17. 17. 38. Four Presidents. Color satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of presidents Nixon through Reagan gathered at the White House prior to departing for Anwar Sadat’s funeral in 1981, signed in black felt tip and ink, “Gerald R. Ford,” “Jimmy Carter,” “Richard Nixon,” and “Ronald Reagan,” with an inscription added above Reagan’s signature done in a calligrapher’s hand. In fine condition, with a few trivial creases. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from the original owner, who housed this photo in a Louisiana museum he owned for many years, and detailing how each signature was acquired and also accompanied by a brochure from the museum picturing the photo. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300) 39. Gerald and Betty Ford. Color glossy 8 x 10 photo of the Fords outdoors, signed in the lower border in blue felt tip, “Gerald R. Ford,” and in black felt tip, “Betty Ford.” In fine condition, with a few trivial surface dings. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) “I had not realized your wedding day was so near” 40. James A. Gar- field. Ink signature, “J. 42. Lucretia A. Garfield, Ohio,” on a Garfield. ALS, light blue 3.5 x 1.75 slip signed “Lucretia affixed to an identical R. Garfield,” two size card, with a collec- pages on two ad- tor’s notation reading, joining sheets, “Washington, March 15, 1879,” in the lower left. A uniform block of 3.75 x 5.5, black- toning over signature, with a heavier circular spot to right, otherwise bordered per- fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction sonal letterhead, COA.…(MB $200) not date, April 18, 1916. Letter to Ariana Stephens. In part: “A set of Bret Marte is going to you from New York, if you have not already 41. U. S. Grant. received it. Until yesterday I had War-dated ink not realized your wedding day signature, “U. S. was so near.” Grant, Lt. Gen. U.S.A., Cincin- Letter comes with its original free franked mailing envelope, addressed nati, O., March in Garfield’s hand to “Miss Ariana Stephens, 6709 Euclid Avenue, 20th 1864,” on Cleveland, Ohio,” and franked along the top, “Lucretia R. Garfield, an off-white 4.5 x Free.” Letter is in fine condition, with a small separation along central 2.75 album page. horizontal fold and a bit of light soiling. Envelope rates very good In fine condition, with some mild toning. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ with scattered toning and soiling, scattered edge wear and creases, PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) and postmark over franking signature. RRAuction COA.…(MB $150) Presidents & First Ladies 15
  18. 18. “I thank you…for your appreciation of the message from General Garfield…if it is in any way an inspiration to you I am very glad”43. Lucretia Garfield. ALS signed “Lucretia R.Garfield,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 3.5x 5.5, black-bordered personal letterhead, Novem-ber 23, 1913. Letter to “My Dear Augustus.” In part:“You may be very sure of my gratitude for the dearletter you have sent. I thank you not only for yourthought of me, but especially for your appreciationof the message from General Garfield. And if it is inany way an inspiration to you I am very glad.” In finecondition, with a central horizontal fold. RRAuctionCOA.…(MB $150) Aiming to provide pensions for disabled Civil War veterans, Harrison weighs the political ramifications of an important political appointment before making “another mistake” 44. Benjamin Harrison. ALS as president signed “Benj Harrison,” two pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.75 x 8, Executive Mansion letterhead, September 19, 1889. Letter written from Deer Park to his Secretary of the Interior John W. Noble, who he addresses as “Dear Genl.” In full: “I agree that an early decision ought to be made–but there is one thing much worse than delay–another mistake. The Senators from N.Y. [William M. Evarts and Frank Hiscock] will not back your first choice, and I do not want it to be true this time that the Senators & members hesitate or protest. I have had a very favorable telegram from Genl Cogswell of Mass [Congressman] and a very cautious one from Cabot Lodge [then a Mass. Congressman] referring to a letter not yet received. Mr. Hoar’s delay [Mass. Senator George F. Hoar] is not assuming as to his opinion. Possibly I may wish you tomorrow morning to come here. You can leave by the 3 PM train and can if necessary take a morning train back at 8 o’clock. Should I do so I would want you to bring allthe information you know about every one who was named before and now so that the whole field will be before me–and a decision can bemade. If Major Warner is still there & is ready to go home he might come with you & stay now & conclude his matter here. It would be natural& his letter could go out with the appointment if one is thus made.” In fine condition, with a central horizontal fold, a few slight brushes to text,and a bit of trivial soiling.Harrison’s reference to “another mistake” was his error in appointing James Tanner as commissioner of pensions in the Department of theInterior. At the time of his appointment in March 1889, critics described Tanner as a “pension crank” who was hostile to former confederatesand would give away all government revenues to veterans if given the chance. A controversial choice, he turned out to be an inept adminis-trator and resigned a week before this letter. Here, Harrison asks Interior Secretary Noble to discuss a successor with him. Harrison favoredMajor William Warner for the office, but Warner would decline the appointment, and in October 1889 Harrison appointed Brigadier GeneralGreen B. Raum of Illinois as commissioner.In Congress, Harrison had championed pensions for disabled Civil War veterans and, once president, signed into law the Dependent andDisability Pension Act in 1890. Pension costs grew to $135 million during his administration and the spiraling expenses were exacerbated byTanner’s expansive interpretation of the pension laws. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)16 Presidents & First Ladies
  19. 19. 45. Benjamin Harrison. ALS 48. Rutherford B. signed “Benj. Harrison,” one page, Hayes. ALS signed “R. lightly-lined, 5 x 8, July 7, 1888. B. Hayes,” one page, Letter to J. S. Clarkson. In full: “I lightly-lined, 7.75 x 7.5, would be pleased to have you come August 23, 1875. Hayes up to my House at 12M & remain writes to his doctor. In to lunch if it is convenient.” Some full: “Enclosed I send you scattered light soiling, small area a copy of the scrap you of paper loss to left edge and a bit wanted. Also photos for of light toning, otherwise fine condi- Mary of my two young tion. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ children, and a play thing PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… for Fred. Good meetings (MB $200) since I saw you. One of the very best Saturday in the extreme NW corner of the state within six or ten miles of both Indiana and Michigan—I go again this p. m. My kindest regards to Mrs. W. and your family.” In very good condition, with a single separation to intersecting folds, scattered light soiling, some light brushing to signature, and a trimmed lower edge. Pre- Scarce handwritten letter from dig- certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) nified First Lady Caroline Harrison 49. Herbert Hoover. Bust portrait print, 10 x 13.5, signed and in- scribed in black ink, “To Otto Liljeastolpe Swanson, With the kind regards of Her- bert Hoover.” Print is 46. Caroline Harrison. Rare affixed to an identical ALS signed “Mrs. Benjamin Har- size board. In very good rison,” one page both sides, 4 x 6, condition, with scattered Executive Mansion letterhead, June soiling, mainly to right 18 [1891]. Letter to the Postmaster of Washington, D. C. In full: “By border, and scattered mistake a package for Mr. Alburtus [sic] Shelley was sent to 839 N. edge wear. Pre-certified 5th St. Washington the correct address being 839 N. 5th St. Phila- John Reznikoff/PSA/ delphia. Will you kindly make inquiry & have it forwarded & oblige.” DNA and RR Auction In fine condition, with some light soiling to first page and a couple COA.…(MB $100) trivial brushes to signature. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 47. William Henry Harrison. Manuscript DS, signed “Wm. H. Harrison, aide de camp,” one page, 8.5 x 3.25, July 17, 1795. A receipt for rations for four men and one woman for a duration of two days, signed at the conclusion by Harrison. In very good condition, with uniform shade of toning, a few trivial areas of soiling, trimmed edges, and some light show through from an ink notation on the reverse. Harrison, who was then serving as Anthony Wayne’s aide- de-camp, signed the Treaty of Greenville, ending the Northwest Indian War, on August 3. The provisions of the treaty, which involved ten Native American tribes, included the turning over of certain lands (large parts of Ohio and the site of present-day Chicago among them) to the United States and delineated an ‘official’—but often ignored—boundary between American and Indian holdings. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) Presidents & First Ladies 17
  20. 20. 50. Herbert Hoover.Signed book: The Mem-oirs of Herbert Hoover:The Cabinet & ThePresidency, 1920–1933.First edition, first print-ing. NY: The MacmillanCompany, 1952. Hard-cover with dustjacket,6.5 x 9.5, 405 pages.Signed and inscribed on the first free end page in black ink, “To DaleDydo, With the Good Wishes of Herbert Hoover.” Light toning alongthe edges of the signature page and front pastedown page, a loose,but intact front hinge, two price clips to the front interior dustjacket, 53. Andrew Jackson. Partly-printed DS as president, one page,with mild wear and trivial areas of surface loss to the dustjacket, 14.5 x 9, November 1, 1830. President Jackson grants James Bellotherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and 80 acres of land in Indiana. Signed at the conclusion by Jackson andRR Auction COA.…(MB $100) countersigned by Commissioner of the General Land Office Elijah Hayward. Double suede matted and framed to an overall size of 25.5 x 15. In good condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, scattered toning and dampstaining, some affect- 51. Herbert Hoover. ing signature, missing seal, and a few small separations along folds. Vintage matte-finish 7.5 Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction x 9.5 photo of Hoover COA.…(MB $200) and one of his dogs, signed in the lower border in fountain pen, 54. Andrew “With the kind regards Jackson. Par- of Herbert Hoover.” In tial self-contained fine condition, with some vellum DS as scattered light silvering, president, one page, 18.5 x 5, December 23, 1830. Lower portion mostly visible only at an of a land grant, boldly signed by Jackson and countersigned by the angle. Pre-certified John Commissioner of the General Land Office Elijah Hayward. In fine Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and condition, with three vertical folds, two lightly affecting single letters RR Auction COA.…(MB of signature, and some scattered light creasing. The white seal is $200) intact. A very impressive example with Jackson’s signature measur- ing six inches long. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)52. AndrewJackson. Part-ly-printed DS aspresident, onepage, 15.25 x9.25, March 6,1829. PresidentJackson grants160 acres of landin Ohio to Sally Gardner. Signed at the conclusion by Jackson and alsosigned by Commissioner of the General Land Office George Graham.In very good condition, with intersecting folds, a few scattered stains,and expected creasing and wrinkling. The seal is mostly missing. Thisis an early example from just two days after his raucous inauguration. 55. Lady Bird Johnson. Three one-page TLSs on LBJ RanchUpon Jackson’s inauguration, masses broke into the White House letterhead, all to actress Celeste Holm, ranging from 1979–1982, oneand destroyed the furniture rendering him unable to spend his first signed “Lady Bird Johnson,” one signed “Lady Bird,” and one signednight as President in the White House. In addition to this document’s “Lady Bird J.” In fine condition, with a bit of scattered light soiling torelation to this memorial event, Jackson’s granting land to a woman a couple of the letters. Accompanied by one of the original mailingas he does here is very unusual. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ envelopes. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)18 Presidents & First Ladies
  21. 21. Jefferson and Madison ship’s pass for the ‘Mary’ 56. Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Partly- printed vellum DS, signed “Th: Jefferson” as President and “James Madison” as Secretary of State, one page, 10 x 15.5, June 22, 1805. Scalloped-top ship’s papers issued to the “Ship Mary of New of Charlston, Gilbert Fuller, master and commander… mounted with no guns navigated by thirteen men to pass with her Company Passengers, Goods and Merchandise without any hindrance, seizure or molesta- tion.” Signed at the conclusion by Jefferson and Madison. Grandly double cloth matted and framed by the Kenneth Laurence Gallery, with color portraits of Jefferson and Madi- son and an informational plaque, to an overall size of 29 x 45 x 3.75. Intersecting folds, one through a single letter of Madison’s signature, Madison’s signature a shade or two light, but still legible, two holes to upper left, and some scattered light soiling, otherwise fine condition. The white wafer seal is crisp and intact. A very presentable example of a most desirable combination of presidents boasting a particularly bold Jefferson signature. Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500) Offering a letter of introduction for an American traveling to Europe, “Th: Jefferson will with pleasure serve Mr. Randolph’s friend as far as he is able” 57. Thomas Jefferson. Third-person ALS, one page, 8 x 5, February 10, 1800. In full: “Th: Jefferson will with pleasure serve Mr. Randolph’s friend as far as he is able; but it will be necessary for him to explain to Mr. R. the small extent of his present acquaintance in Europe in order to know how he may turn it to the best account. some idea too will be useful of the probable range of travelling proposed by the gentleman.” Reverse of second integral page bears an address panel, in Jefferson’s hand, “Mr. Randolph, North 4th Street 53.” Intersecting folds, some scattered light toning and creases, and a small spot to text lightly affecting a single word of text, otherwise fine condition. Writing only two months before he became the Democratic- Republican nominee for president, Jefferson agrees to write letter of introduction for the friend of possibly Edmund Randolph, a Virginia politician and a distant relative. Jefferson was well known abroad, having served as the United States Minister to France from 1784 to 1789, but although he made many friends in this position ten years earlier, he mentions, rather modestly, “the small extent of his present acquaintance in Europe.” In what Jefferson would call the “Revolution of 1800,” he led a peaceful transition of power to the Democratic-Republicans. With Aaron Burr, who was elected vice president, Jefferson rallied his party and prevailed in the election of 1800, becoming the third president of the United States. His victory was not celebrated in all circles, however: northern critcs called him the “Negro president,” since his win was largely due to the Three-Fifths Compromise, a deal giving southern states more political influence based on their number of slaves. Fine association to Jefferson’s influence in Europe, written the year he would win the presidency. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000) Presidents & First Ladies 19
  22. 22. “The D. C. Federation of Civic Associations arechampioning the cause of a better, safer, and more pleasant community in which to live and work”58. Lyndon B. Johnson. TLS as president, one page, 7 x 10.25, White House letterhead,October 13, 1967. Letter to Nelson Roots, president of the D.C. Federation of Civic Associations.In part: “I am delighted once again to join in the observance of Civic Responsibility Week in ourNation’s Capital. As Washington enters a bold new era of unparalleled potential in its civic life, itmust be comforting to the new city leadership to know that members of the D. C. Federation of CivicAssociations are championing the cause of a better, safer, and more pleasant community in whichto live and work. Despite the enduring commitment of concerned citizens, we face an unfinishedagenda of essential programs for our city.” Paperclip impression to top edge and scattered toningand foxing, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a letter to Roots from the Commissionerof the District of Columbia, and the original mailing envelope. A very turbulent time in Johnson’stenure as President, on October 21, 1967—one week after writing this letter—100,000 peoplegathered outside the White House to protest the Vietnam War. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) Meticulous letter to her decorator, including three original sketches, as she readies the couple’s Georgetown townhouse: “This closet is next to fireplace. It is for Mr. Kennedy, he cannot bend down to reach his shoes” 59. Jacqueline Ken- nedy. ALS signed “Jac- queline B. Kennedy,” four pages, lightly-lined, 8 x 12.5, November 25, 1957. Letter to M. Wohlgemuth regarding the design and decoration of their Wash- ington home. In part: “I spoke to you today about sending descriptions of the mantel heights—(&the exact measurements the mantels I have having made should have)—plus window dimensions for curtains…2. About the Air Condition-ers—please install the most unobtrusive outlets, I will get conditioners later. Living room—install outlet—but no conditioner. Library—installoutlet for bookcase—but don’t put any air conditioner there, & make it so I can take the conditioner out in winter & fill the space with books. Ifthis is expensive, please skip it—we will do without a conditioner in that room…About where to install Light Fixtures in Dining Room Pleaseinstall them opposite the windows, as we discussed—But be sure you center them on that wall —i.e. find the center of the wall & place themequidistant from it—roughly opposite the windows.”Kennedy’s lengthy postscript extends onto the fourth page, and includes two original sketches, one titled “Front Bedroom Closet—adjoiningbathroom,” with Kennedy adding underneath, “Send me a Sketch of how you think I can obtain maximum shelf & hanging space. From thefloor plan, I would suggest shelves across end B and hanging poles where I have drawn jagged lines. This means you have to walk throughhanging clothes to get to hall, but if pole is high enough - that doesn‘t matter. Do you agree with this plan?” At the bottom of the last page, sheadds another sketch headed “Closet in Middle Bedroom,” adding “This closet is next to fireplace. It is for Mr. Kennedy, he cannot bend downto reach his shoes.” In very good condition, with a central horizontal fold to all pages, scattered creases and wrinkles, paper loss and tears toedges, staple holes to top left, and some toning to first page. An excellent example of Kennedy’s flair for design and attention to every detail,particularly that of the future president. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)20 Presidents & First Ladies

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