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TLS signed “Yours sinc'ly, Winston S. Churchill,” one page, 7.5 x 9.5, Hyde Park Gate letterhead, August 4, 1950. Letter to editor and publisher Desmond Flower, in full: "Thank you for your letter. I have sent a telegram to Mr. Laughlin, a copy of which I enclose. You will see that my reason is pressure of public affairs; and it would be better for you to await a reply before tele…

Sold For: $2,223 (w/BP) Auction #600 - January 13, 2021 View Details

Ink signature and inscription, "To Stephen from, Winston S. Churchill, 1951,” on an off-white 5 x 7.5 book page. In very good condition, with toning from prior display, and slight surface loss along the top and bottom edges. The recipient, Stephen Locker-Lampson (1937-2012), was the son of Commander Oliver Locker-Lampson, a decorated WWI hero and British Conservative Party politician. Steph…

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ANS signed “WC,” penned in bold red ink on an off-white 4.5 x 1.25 slip, dated October 10 [1919]. In full: "Sir James Stevenson, Please advise." In fine condition. James Stevenson (1873-1926), known as Sir James Stevenson, Bt, between 1917 and 1924, was a British businessman and civil servant who worked as a personal adviser to Winston Churchill, then Secretary of State for the Coloni…

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Founder and first President of Czechoslovakia (1850-1937). Vintage matte-finish 6 x 8.25 photo of Masaryk by noted Czech photographer Frantisek Drtikol, affixed to its original 6.5 x 10.5 mount, signed on the mount in fountain pen, "T. G. Masaryk, 4/VI '23." In very good to fine condition, with trimming to the mount and silvering to the image.

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TLS in Hebrew, one page, 5.75 x 8, March 30, 1955. Letter to Knesset Member Yitzhak Tabenkin, in part (translated): "Permit me to tell you a number of things not as a Government person but as one of the Pioneers, and I see it as a bitter responsibility to protest as a Pioneer to the Pioneers. The Pioneer Movement among us that aspires, and not in vain, to pioneering did not disappoint ever as it …

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Older brother of Napoleon (1868-1844) who served as King of Spain from 1808 to 1813, and King of Naples from 1806 to 1808. ALS in French, signed “Joseph Cte. de Survilliers,” one page, 7.5 x 9.75, July 24, 1816. Untranslated letter written from New York. Double-matted and framed to an overall size of 14.5 x 16.5. In fine condition, with multiple intersecting folds.

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Five small photos of British prime ministers, ranging in size from 3.5 x 5.5 to 6 x 4, each signed in ink by the subject. Signers are: Boris Johnson, Theresa May, Gordon Brown, John Major, and Harold Wilson. In fine condition, with a crease to the Wilson photo.  

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TLS signed “Clementine Spencer-Churchill,” one page, 6 x 8, personal letterhead, January 26, 1970. Letter to "Mr. Brown," in part: "I was touched that you should remember my Husband's anniversary. It is most generous of you to send me the transistor intercom set, but I am afraid that I cannot possibly accept such an extravagant gift and I therefore return it to you with this lette…

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Archive of 12 items related to four French presidents from the mid-19th and early 20th century, consisting of letters, documents, calling cards, and photographs signed or initialed by Adolphe Thiers, Francois Sadi Carnot, Paul Deschanel, or Gaston Doumergue. Including (partially translated): Two documents signed “A. Thiers,” both one page, 8 x 12, Minister of the Interior letterhead…

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Color glossy 10 x 7.75 photo of Mikhail Gorbachev embracing Ronald Reagan, signed in blue felt tip, "M. Gorbachev." In very fine condition.

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Three photos of Israeli leaders who won the Nobel Peace Prize, ranging in size from 3.5 x 5 to 4 x 6, individually signed in ink by the subjects: Menachem Begin, Yitzhak Rabin, and Shimon Peres. In overall fine condition, with a brush to Rabin's signature.

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DS in Italian, signed “Mussolini,” one page both sides, 9.5 x 14.5, May 30, 1941. Untranslated official military document concerning a disciplinary suspension, boldly signed at the conclusion by Prime Minister Mussolini. In fine condition, with binding holes along the left edge.

Sold For: $491 (w/BP) Auction #600 - January 13, 2021 View Details