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TLS in Hebrew, one page, 6 x 7.75, Israeli Prime Minister's Office letterhead, April 28, 1956. Letter to Knesset Member Yohanan Bader, one of the founders of the Heirut Movement. In full (translated): "I am writing to you this so that your party removes its objection to the law 'Yahav Hamagen.' I understand that you don't want to do this because of party principles, and I understa…

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TLS signed “D. Ben-Gurion,” one page, 8.5 x 10.5, The Jewish Agency for Palestine letterhead, April 20, 1939. Letter to "Lourise," in part: "Mr. Kaplan has transmitted to me the enclosed cable addressed to him jointly by Mr. Volcani and Mr. Bakstanky. I fail to understand why a message of this kind was not sent through the channel of the Political Department. I am also very much surpr…

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Vintage glossy 3.5 x 5 photo of the Israeli leader, neatly signed in the lower border in fountain pen, "D. Ben Gurion." In fine condition, with a few small creases, and a faint paperclip impression to the top edge.

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DS in Spanish, one page, 8.5 x 13, March 31, 1959. Official order issued by Castro as prime minister of Cuba, in part (translated): "I resolve: To ascend Mr. Francisco Suarez Roqueta, of the position of Telegraphist, 5th Class Officer, of the Telegraph Center of Santa Clara, LV, of the Ministry of Communications, of the Second Chief, Senior Chief, of the Directorate of Inspection and Surveillance…

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TLS signed “Winston S. Churchill,” one page, 7 x 9, 28 Hyde Park Gate letterhead, February 10, 1961. Letter to Robert Sessions, about the television series The Valiant Years. In full: "I understand that you were coming to see me with Mr. Treyz of the American Broadcasting Company before Christmas, at a time when I was prevented from receiving you by my accident. I am sorry that this s…

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Founder and first President of Czechoslovakia (1850-1937). Vintage matte-finish 8 x 12 photo of the Czech leader by Harris & Ewing, signed in fountain pen, "T. G. Masaryk, Washington, D.C., 15.Nov.8." In very good to fine condition, with trimmed edges and repaired edge tears.

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Controversial leader of the early stages of the French Revolution (1749-1791). ALS in French, signed “Mirabeau,” one page, 6.5 x 8.25, no date. Letter to Mr. Loubet, a publisher. In part (loosely translated): "I am very sorry to have disturbed you during your illness but I am very worried about how quickly my work can be printed...Any lateness will be a huge loss of time and money. Ple…

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Superb vintage pearl-finish 7.75 x 10 photo of Mussolini, boldly signed in black ink, "Benito Mussolini, Rome, Mayo 1928, VI." Blindstamped in the lower right corner by "Flli Alinari / Firenze." In fine condition, with some light edge creasing, and trivial loss to the upper right corner tip. An outstanding portrait of the Italian dictator.

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High-ranking politician in the People's Republic of China (1919-2005) instrumental in implementing free-market reforms. Scarce color glossy 3.5 x 5 photo of Zhao Ziyang in a front-facing pose, signed in Chinese characters in black felt tip. In fine condition, with two paperclip impressions to the top edge.

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Two ink signatures of Indira Gandhi, one on a beige 6 x 4 album page dated "11. 11. 56," and the other on an off-white 5.5 x 3 card dated "1966," with the latter accompanied by the original transmittal letter and mailing envelope postmarked August 29, 1966. In overall fine condition.

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Two ink signatures of Indira Gandhi, one on a beige 6 x 4 album page dated "11. 11. 56," and the other on an off-white 5.5 x 3 card dated "1966," with the latter accompanied by the original transmittal letter and mailing envelope postmarked August 29, 1966. In overall fine condition.

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Three photos of prime ministers of Israel, ranging in size from 3.5 x 5 to 5.5 x 8, individually signed in black felt tip by the subjects: Menachem Begin, Yitzhak Rabin, and Shimon Peres. In fine condition.

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Fountain pen signature, "Mussolini,” on an off-white 3 x 3.75 sheet dated April 3, 1939. Matted with a portrait to an overall size of 11 x 14. In fine condition.

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Spanish dictator, aristocrat, and military officer (1870-1930) who served as prime minister from 1923 to 1930 during Spain's Restoration era. Vintage matte-finish 7.75 x 10.75 portrait of the Prime Minister of Spain wearing a handsome pinstripe suit, signed in fountain pen, "M. Primo de Rivera, 27. 7. 29," who adds a lengthy inscription in Spanish. Affixed to a same-size cardstock mount. In fi…

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Two items: a color 10 x 8 cardstock photo of Rabin shaking the hand of Yassir Arafat during the signing of the Oslo Accords, signed in the lower border in blue felt tip, "Y. Rabin"; and a two-page typescript of Rabin's speech given at the signing of the peace treaty between Israel and Jordan in 1994, 8.25 x 11.75, signed in blue felt tip, "Y. Rabin." In fine condition. Accompanied by a transm…

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Vintage fountain pen signature of Haile Selassie, "H. R. R. 1936," on an off-white 4.75 x 3 album page, which is also signed by his daughter, Princess Tsehai Haile Selassie, and his son, Amha Selassie. In fine condition, with light toning.

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Three items signed in felt tip by Margaret Thatcher, including a satin-finish 4 x 6.75 photo, a bookplate, and a light green slip corner-mounted below a portrait. In fine condition.

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