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3103T Marlborough
May 31, 2018 10:00AM - June 8, 2018 10:00AMCalender

Signed First Day Covers.

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 3103T Location: Marlborough Date / Time: May 31, 2018 10:00AM


Signed First Day Covers. Including: first day seashells cover from 1985 signed by Jaws author Peter Benchley, with a sketch of a shark, and Jaws composer John Williams, with the bars of the theme; carols of Christmas cover, 1975, signed by Silver Bells composer Jay Livingston, with a musical quote from that song; British death of Eisenhower cover, 1969, signed by Mamie Doud Eisenhower and Clementine Spencer Churchill; memorial first day cover for those lost in the crash of U.S. dirigible airship Akron, 1933, signed by airship pilot Charles E. Rosendahl, who was in command at Lakehurst on the night of 6 May 1937, and witnessed the destruction of the Hindenburg; first day cover honoring W.C. Handy, 1969, signed by American composer Leroy Anderson; 50 years of arctic explorations first day cover, 1959, signed by Donald B. MacMillan, American arctic explorer who accompanied Peary on his 1908-1909 North Pole expedition; [and] a 1972 Christmas card signed by Richard Gale, the first British General to land on French soil on D-Day in 1944. (7)
Estimate $200-300

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John Williams, Leroy Anderson, Jay Livingston, Peter Benchley, Richard Gale, Clementine Spencer Churchill, Mamie Doud Eisenhower, Peary, Airship, America, American Presbyterians, Charles E. Rosendahl, Chivalry, Doud, Dwight D. Eisenhower, LZ 129 Hindenburg, Mamie Eisenhower, Military personnel, The Hindenburg, United States