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Auction 2730B

May 31, 2014 11:00AM

05-31-2014 05-31-2014

63 Park Plaza, Boston

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Adams, Samuel (1722-1803) Signed Military Commission, 8 March 1796.

Adams, Samuel (1722-1803) Signed Military Commission, 8 March 1796.

Lot:
1
Sold for:
$1,353$1,100

Adams, Samuel (1722-1803) Signed Military Commission, 8 March 1796. Document printed on laid paper, completed by hand. Appointing Christopher Blanding (1756-1808) [of Rehoboth] Captain of a More ...

American Letters, Autograph Lot, Julia Ward Howe (1819-1910), William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878), and Oliver Wendell Holmes Senior (1809

American Letters, Autograph Lot, Julia Ward Howe (1819-1910), William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878), and Oliver Wendell Holmes Senior (1809

Lot:
2
Sold for:
$400$325

American Letters, Autograph Lot, Julia Ward Howe (1819-1910), William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878), and Oliver Wendell Holmes Senior (1809-1894), Three Autograph Notes Signed. Three short notes, More ...

Barnum, Phineas T. (1810-1891) Quit-Claim Deed, 15 October 1888.

Barnum, Phineas T. (1810-1891) Quit-Claim Deed, 15 October 1888.

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3
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$431$350

Barnum, Phineas T. (1810-1891) Quit-Claim Deed, 15 October 1888. Single page, pre-printed document, completed by hand on one side, docketed on the reverse. Relinquishing a certain parcel of More ...

Bill W., [aka] William Griffith Wilson (1895-1971) Typed Letter Signed, 27 July 1943.

Bill W., [aka] William Griffith Wilson (1895-1971) Typed Letter Signed, 27 July 1943.

Lot:
4
Sold for:
$1,107$900

Bill W., [aka] William Griffith Wilson (1895-1971) Typed Letter Signed, 27 July 1943. Two pages. To Forrist Haley accepting an invitation to visit his Alcoholics Anonymous group in Los Angeles. On More ...

Boston Committee of Correspondence, By Direction of the Committee of Correspondence for the Town of Boston

Boston Committee of Correspondence, By Direction of the Committee of Correspondence for the Town of Boston

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5
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$5,843$4,750

Boston Committee of Correspondence, By Direction of the Committee of Correspondence for the Town of Boston. [Boston]: Printed by Isaiah Thomas, by Order of the Town of Boston, 1773. First and only More ...

Brown, John (1800-1859) Autograph Note Signed and Endorsed Check, 1 December 1859.

Brown, John (1800-1859) Autograph Note Signed and Endorsed Check, 1 December 1859.

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Brown, John (1800-1859) Autograph Note Signed and Endorsed Check, 1 December 1859. Single page of lined paper, inscribed on one side, the original check set into the same sheet, a window cut in More ...

Buchanan, James (1791-1868) Document Signed, 3 May 1858.

Buchanan, James (1791-1868) Document Signed, 3 May 1858.

Lot:
7
Sold for:
$308$250

Buchanan, James (1791-1868) Document Signed, 3 May 1858. Single wove paper page, with the Presidential seal in the lower right corner, countersigned by Secretary of State Lewis Cass (1782-1866). More ...

By the Governor. A Proclamation for a Publick Thanksgiving

By the Governor. A Proclamation for a Publick Thanksgiving

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8
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$861$700

By the Governor. A Proclamation for a Publick Thanksgiving. Boston: Draper, 1773. Broadside, ESTC lists three copies in American libraries, two at the American Antiquarian Society, and one at the More ...

Celebrity Signatures: Paul Newman (1925-2008), Cary Grant (1904-1986), Truman Capote (1924-1984), and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. (1908-197

Celebrity Signatures: Paul Newman (1925-2008), Cary Grant (1904-1986), Truman Capote (1924-1984), and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. (1908-197

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9
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Celebrity Signatures of Paul Newman (1925-2008), Cary Grant (1904-1986), Truman Capote (1924-1984), and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. (1908-1972). Softcover single-signature stapled pamphlet containing More ...

Chamberlain, Joshua (1828-1940) Autograph Letter Signed, 15 June 1872.

Chamberlain, Joshua (1828-1940) Autograph Letter Signed, 15 June 1872.

Lot:
10
Sold for:
$677$550

Chamberlain, Joshua (1828-1940) Autograph Letter Signed, 15 June 1872. Folding bifolium, Bowdoin College letter paper, two pages, with matching holograph envelope. To H. H. Hobbs (1802-1884) More ...

Chauncy, Charles (1705-1787) Small Archive of Printed and Manuscript Material.

Chauncy, Charles (1705-1787) Small Archive of Printed and Manuscript Material.

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11
Sold for:
$246$200

Chauncy, Charles (1705-1787) Small Archive of Printed and Manuscript Material. Including Jonathan Shipley's (1714-1788) A Sermon Preached before the Incorporated Society for the Propagation of the More ...

Cummings, Edward Estlin (1894-1962) Original Pen and Ink Drawing.

Cummings, Edward Estlin (1894-1962) Original Pen and Ink Drawing.

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Cummings, Edward Estlin (1894-1962) Original Pen and Ink Drawing. Pen and ink sketch with ink wash identified as the work of Cummings by Hildegarde Watson in a printed note affixed to the board on More ...

Cummings, Edward Estlin (1894-1962) Unpublished Manuscript Poem Signed with an "E," 30 August 1916.

Cummings, Edward Estlin (1894-1962) Unpublished Manuscript Poem Signed with an "E," 30 August 1916.

Lot:
13
Sold for:
$2,706$2,200

Cummings, Edward Estlin (1894-1962) Unpublished Manuscript Poem Signed with an "E," 30 August 1916. Single page. Removed from a shipboard guest book belonging to Dr. James Sibley Watson Jr. More ...

Declaration of Independence.

Declaration of Independence.

Lot:
14
Sold for:
$15,990$13,000

Declaration of Independence. Washington, D.C.: engraved by W.J. Stone, [1833]. Folio broadside, printed on rice paper, formerly folded and included in Peter Force's (1790-1868) American Archives, More ...

Dillinger, John (1903-1934) Wanted Poster, and Related Documents, Mid-March 1934.

Dillinger, John (1903-1934) Wanted Poster, and Related Documents, Mid-March 1934.

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15
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$1,476$1,200

Dillinger, John (1903-1934) Wanted Poster, and Related Documents, Mid-March 1934. Division of Investigation wanted poster dated March 12, 1934, with Dillinger's fingerprints, description, mug More ...

Documents, 18th to 20th Century.

Documents, 18th to 20th Century.

Lot:
16
Sold for:
$1,107$900

Documents, 18th to 20th Century. An assorted collection of documents, mostly from the 19th and 20th century, including receipts, notes, labels, land deeds, legal documents, letters, envelopes, More ...

Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan (1859-1930) Autograph Letter Signed, 24 September 1916.

Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan (1859-1930) Autograph Letter Signed, 24 September 1916.

Lot:
17
Sold for:
$800$650

Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan (1859-1930) Autograph Letter Signed, 24 September 1916. Single sheet of wove paper inscribed on one side. To Colonel Green, thanking him for writing, acknowledging that he More ...

Dudley, Joseph (1647-1720) Document Signed, 9 July 1703.

Dudley, Joseph (1647-1720) Document Signed, 9 July 1703.

Lot:
18
Sold for:
$554$450

Dudley, Joseph (1647-1720) Document Signed, 9 July 1703. Single sheet of laid paper, with docketing information on the verso, the text in a secretarial hand with Dudley's signature below. More ...

Earhart, Amelia (1897-1937) Signed Ticket to Amelia Earhart Day, Waterville Airport, 13 August 1934.

Earhart, Amelia (1897-1937) Signed Ticket to Amelia Earhart Day, Waterville Airport, 13 August 1934.

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19
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Earhart, Amelia (1897-1937) Signed Ticket to Amelia Earhart Day, Waterville Airport, 13 August 1934. Orange cardstock ticket, printed for Boston-Maine Airways, inviting a Mrs. Ralph Gilmore to More ...

Ecclesiastical Wax Seals, Three, European, c. 1400-1600.

Ecclesiastical Wax Seals, Three, European, c. 1400-1600.

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20
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Ecclesiastical Wax Seals, Three, European, c. 1400-1600. Three seals originally attached to documents, one with silk threads attached, the other two with vestiges of parchment strip attachment; More ...

Gandhi, Indira (1917-1984) Typed Letter Signed, 25 December 1968.

Gandhi, Indira (1917-1984) Typed Letter Signed, 25 December 1968.

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21
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$400$325

Gandhi, Indira (1917-1984) Typed Letter Signed, 25 December 1968. Single page. To Professor John McAleer of Boston College, thanking him for his letter with references to Mahatma Gandhi and the More ...

Gandhi, Mahatma (1869-1948) Signed Photograph, Additional Snapshot, and Letter from Amrit Kaur (1889-1964).

Gandhi, Mahatma (1869-1948) Signed Photograph, Additional Snapshot, and Letter from Amrit Kaur (1889-1964).

Lot:
22
Sold for:
$5,535$4,500

Gandhi, Mahatma (1869-1948) Signed Photograph, Additional Snapshot, and Letter from Amrit Kaur (1889-1964). Small (3 1/2 x 2 1/4 in.) black and white photograph of Gandhi in profile, his hands More ...

George III of the United Kingdom (1738-1820) Signed Military Commission, 8 June 1798.

George III of the United Kingdom (1738-1820) Signed Military Commission, 8 June 1798.

Lot:
23
Sold for:
$369$300

George III of the United Kingdom (1738-1820) Signed Military Commission, 8 June 1798. Single sheet of laid paper, sealed and stamped, with George III's large signature in the top left corner, More ...

Hammerstein, Oscar II (1895-1960) Signed Photograph.

Hammerstein, Oscar II (1895-1960) Signed Photograph.

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24
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$431$350

Hammerstein, Oscar II (1895-1960) Signed Photograph. Large silver-gelatin photographic portrait of a young Hammerstein, in suit and tie. Signed to Lilly and Kaddy, undated. The image with a warm More ...

Harrison, Benjamin (1833-1901) Signed White House Card.

Harrison, Benjamin (1833-1901) Signed White House Card.

Lot:
25
Sold for:
$338$275

Harrison, Benjamin (1833-1901) Signed White House Card. Undated card with an engraved image of the White House, children playing on the lawn, and Harrison's signature below in brown ink, 4 3/4 x 3 More ...

Has the War Ruined the Country?   Lincoln Era Campaign Broadside.

Has the War Ruined the Country? Lincoln Era Campaign Broadside.

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26
Sold for:
$584$475

Has the War Ruined the Country? Lincoln Era Campaign Broadside. New York: National Union Executive Committee, Astor, [1865]. Folio broadside on wove paper, with headline, printed graphs and More ...

Hawker, Harry George (1889-1921) Two Photographs, One Signed, 15 June 1920.

Hawker, Harry George (1889-1921) Two Photographs, One Signed, 15 June 1920.

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27
Sold for:
$615$500

Hawker, Harry George (1889-1921) Two Photographs, One Signed, 15 June 1920. Large-format, 12 3/4 x 9 1/2 in., black-and-white photograph of Hawker seated aboard a manually operated seaplane (or More ...

Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) The Inaugural Speech of Thomas Jefferson

Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) The Inaugural Speech of Thomas Jefferson

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28
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$2,829$2,300

Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) The Inaugural Speech of Thomas Jefferson. [Boston]: Adams and Rhoades, the Chronicle Press, 1801. Broadside printed on silk, title centered above the text of the More ...

Kennedy, John Fitzgerald (1917-1963) Signed Photograph, Signed Bumper Sticker, and Two Framed Items.

Kennedy, John Fitzgerald (1917-1963) Signed Photograph, Signed Bumper Sticker, and Two Framed Items.

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Kennedy, John Fitzgerald (1917-1963) Signed Photograph, Signed Bumper Sticker, and Two Framed Items. Black and white photograph of Kennedy sitting in a white convertible Lincoln Continental with More ...

Kent, Rockwell (1882-1971) Archive of Letters and Related Ephemera.

Kent, Rockwell (1882-1971) Archive of Letters and Related Ephemera.

Lot:
30
Sold for:
$3,690$3,000

Kent, Rockwell (1882-1971) Archive of Letters and Related Ephemera. Consisting of seventeen typed letters, sixteen of which are signed, sent to Charles Wayland Lightbody and his wife Georgia More ...