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#281 - World Leaders and Notables

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From Cambodia to Colombia and Pakistan to Peru, an impressive collection of over 500 signatures from around the world
Description                           Estimate: $6,000 - 8,000           Click to show/hide video

Approximately 500 individual signatures, made up of about 350 signed sheets with hand-embellished titles, many with affixed stamps and primarily housed in small three-ring binders, comprised mostly of foreign leaders from the early- to mid-20th century, with various American politicians and other notables. Almost all are signed on the pages themselves, with some of the older names represented by clipped signatures tastefully affixed to similar sheets. File folders hold at least one hundred more signed sheets of governors from every US state, with multiple terms represented for most of the states.

Leaders of note include: Fulgencio Batista, King Boris of Bulgaria, King Christian of Sweden, Francois Duvalier, King Gustav V of Sweden, King Hussein of Jordan, Lajos Kossuth, Ramon Magsaysay, Tomas Masayrk, Juan Peron, King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia, Princess Soraya, Eamon de Valera. However the bulk of the signatures contained in the binders include seldom-seen or obscure leaders from far and wide, with a brief cross-section of countries including Austria, Bolivia, Canada, Cuba, Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador, France, Greece, Haiti, Honduras, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Pakistan, Peru, various small African nations, and many others.

Other names of note include: Jane Addams, Sarah Bernhardt, Hugo Black, John H. Bradley (Iwo Jima), Luther Burbank, Frances F. Cleveland, DeWitt Clinton, Edward Codrington, Hugo Eckener, Samuel Gompers, Horace Greeley, Mary Lord Harrison, J. Edgar Hoover, Charles Evans Hughes, Wilhelm Kienzl, James Russell Lowell, Horace Mann, Andrew Mellon, Ignace J. Paderewski, August Piccard, Edith Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jonas Salk, John Philip Sousa, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Edwin M. Stanton, Roger B. Taney, Earl Warren, John Greenleaf Whittier, and Frances Willard. A smattering of others: Bernard Baruch, Richard E. Byrd, Tom C. Clark, Schuyler Colfax, Douglas ‘Wrong Way’ Corrigan, John Foster Dulles, Frederick Frelinghuysen, Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., Alfred E. Smith, F. Cardinal Spellman, and Harlan Stone.

In overall fine condition. Due to the large quantity a few secretarial and/or printed signatures may be included. Interested parties are encouraged to view the collection in person at our offices or call us with specific inquiries, as this collection is sold as is and no returns will be accepted. Overall this is a very impressive, comprehensive collection.

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