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Item 237 - International Notables Catalog 560 (Jul 2019)

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Sold Price: $3,750.00 (includes buyer's premium)


Collection of hundreds of signed items, consisting almost entirely of ink signatures on off-white cards, predominately consisting of obscure world leaders, American politicians, royalty, scientists, and other figures of renown. Highlights of the collection include: Bertrand Russell, Edward, Duke of Windsor, James Chadwick, William L. Bragg, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Soraya Pahlavi, King Umberto, Felix von Luckner, Mountbatten of Burma, King Hussein, Edmund Hillary, Montgomery of Alamein, King Faisal, Alexander of Tunis, Norodom Sihanouk, Anthony Eden, George Marshall, Harry Truman, Robert Kennedy, Joseph P. Kennedy, William H. Taft, Arthur J. Goldberg, John M. Harlan, Charles Evans Hughes, Felix Frankfurter, Lady Bird Johnson, Edith Bolling Wilson, Pat Nixon, Eleanor Roosevelt, Mamie Doud Eisenhower, Frances Cleveland, Grace Coolidge, and Mary Lord Harrison.

The majority of the balance of the signatures are from obscure international figures, like Maharaja Jam Sahib, Baroness Widmann von Staffelfeld, Crown Prince Bao Long of Vietnam, Princess Conchita Pignatelli, Tadj ol-Molouk of Iran, Lord Aberconway, and so on. Mixed in are autopen or secretarial signatures of American presidents and politicians, and letters from the offices of noteworthy figures like Winston Churchill, Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, and Hirohito declining to send autographs. In overall fine condition.

These autographs were chiefly obtained through the mail between the 1950s and 1980s and many are still contained within their original mailing envelopes; the collection was compiled by Frank M. Flack, who began mailing out autograph requests as a private in the army, continuing as he rose to sergeant, and then later as an English professor. A small smattering of the autographs were purchased from notable dealers or received from friends. Due to the large quantity several secretarial and/or printed signatures may be included (not included in the list or count). 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.

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