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Three first edition books signed by Nixon: The Memoirs of Richard Nixon, hardcover, published by Grosset & Dunlap in 1978, signed on the colophon in ink; The Real War, hardcover with slipcase, published by Warner Books in 1980, signed on the colophon in ballpoint; and Real Peace: A Strategy for the West, hardcover with dust jacket, privately printed in 1983, signed on the first free end page …

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Personal calling card, 3.5 x 2, imprinted with his name and office suite address in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey, signed in blue ink, "Richard Nixon." In very fine condition.

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Uncommon blank unissued vellum presidential military commission document, 15.25 x 18.25, no date but circa 19th century. Matted to an overall size of 19 x 22.75. In very good condition, with creasing and wrinkling, foxing and staining, and some small areas of vellum loss.

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Impressive oversized 13.75 x 18.25 print of Gary Giuffre's sketch of Reagan in a cowboy outfit, signed and inscribed across the bottom in black felt tip, "To Irene & Charles Shepard—Happy Anniversary! And Very Best Wishes, Ronald Reagan." Double-matted and framed to an overall size of 21 x 25. In fine condition. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity and grading from PSA/DNA, …

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TLS signed “Ron,” one page, 8.5 x 11, State of California Governor's Office letterhead, May 20, 1969. Letter to celebrity psychic and author Jeane Dixon, giving permission to use a quote. In full: "I appreciate your interest in my comment on the value of education. Please feel free to use it in your forthcoming book and also in Open Line. Your note regarding the Horatio Alger Awar…

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TLS, one page, 5.25 x 6.75, black-bordered mourning letterhead with embossed presidential seal, April 20, 1945. Letter on the death of FDR, written just eight days after he passed. In part: "Many thanks to you and Betty for your letter of sympathy. It was all so sudden and unexpected. I thank God that Franklin did not suffer any pain and he would have hated a long illness." In fine condition. Acc…

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Grouping of four items signed in ink or fountain pen by Eleanor Roosevelt, including: two commemorative mourning covers with cachets honoring her husband Franklin D. Roosevelt, both addressed to Lionel Aucoin of Spencer, Massachusetts; an oversized memorial FDC with cachet honoring FDR; and a limited issue FDC sheet with an affixed block of four 3-cent stamps honoring her late husband. All postmar…

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Four TLSs from Eleanor Roosevelt, four total pages, ranging in size from 6 x 7 to 6 x 9.25, dated between 1934 and 1955. The first two letters, written as first lady on White House letterhead and dated March 27, 1934 and August 28, 1935, read, in part: “Thank you very much for sending me the Daily Revised Manual” and “Thank you very much for your letter about Miss Carroll. I am …

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TLS as first lady, one page, 6 x 9.25, White House letterhead, April 25, 1934. Letter to Millicent Hearst, the wife of media tycoon William Randolph Hearst, in full: "I was perfectly delighted to find the trays when I arrived home after having lunch with you, and I cannot tell you how much pleasure you gave me by sending them, although I do feel a little guilty about having mentioned that I admir…

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High-quality black leather folder given by President Roosevelt as a Christmas gift in 1942, embossed in gold with a presentation inscription on the front, “Christmas, 1942, from F. D. R.” The folder measures 3 x 6.75 and features two inside pockets. Housed inside is a U.S. War Savings Bonds booklet with two affixed 25-cents war saving stamps. Accompanied by an undated Christmas Card …

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ALS as president signed “Wm. H. Taft,” two pages, 5.5 x 7, The President’s Cottage letterhead, September 10, 1909. Letter to a gentleman, in full: “I have just now come across your note of Aug 23 accompanied by the account of the 275th anniversary of the First Church of Lynn. I have read with interest Mr. Hawkes historical discourses to which you refer me. I thank you for …

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TLS signed “Bill,” one page, 5.5 x 9, War Department letterhead, March 14, 1908. Letter to Howard C. Hollister, in full: "I have yours of March 12th. Thank you for your interest and what you have done in the matter. The matter that you speak of is one that will not down, but which can certainly be met." He adds a handwritten postscript: "Things are moving on—But of course it is …

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TLS signed "Wm. H. Taft," one page, 7.5 x 10, Supreme Court letterhead, May 2, 1928. Letter to Frank B. Steele, an official of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, in part: "I regret my health is such that I must decline to attend functions like that to which you alluringly invite me. I am under the orders of my doctor and must obey." Framed to a slightly larger size. In f…

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TLS as president, one page, 7 x 8.75, White House letterhead, November 21, 1950. Letter to Lionel Aucoin, in full: "I want to express my thanks for your kind letter of November tenth. Your solicitous interest in writing to me as you did certainly is appreciated." In fine condition. Accompanied by the original White House mailing envelope.

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Ink signature, "Harry S. Truman, signed 6-19-63,” penned at the bottom of a 6.25 x 9.25 letter from White House Secretary William D. Hassett, forwarding a message of thanks from President Truman, dated May 17, 1952. In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope.

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Three off-white 3.5 x 2.5 cards bearing affixed foreign postage stamps honoring President Truman, each signed across the center in fountain pen, "Harry S. Truman." Stamps are from Yemen, Ecuador, and Brazil. In fine condition.  

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Rare maximum FDC, 5.75 x 3.75, with a matte-finish image of the South Portico of the White House, postmarked June 12, 1950, signed in bold fountain pen, "This is an old picture. Get one with the balcony! Harry S. Truman." Reverse bears a Delco stamp. In very fine condition.

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Two items: a color 5.5 x 3.5 postcard of the Grand Coulee Dam, signed on the front in fountain pen, "Harry S. Truman," and on the reverse, "A great project, Harry S. Truman"; and a 6 x 7 souvenir stamp sheet from Brazil honoring President Truman's 1947 visit to Rio de Janeiro, signed across the stamps in fountain pen, "Harry S. Truman." In fine condition.

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FDC, 2.75 x 3.25, with a cachet honoring the life of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, signed in fountain pen by Harry S. Truman. Matted and framed with an engraved portrait of Truman bearing a preprinted signature to an overall size of 10.25 x 16.75. In fine condition.

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Staple-bound softcover script for "The Harry S. Truman Series: 'The Quick or the Dead,'" 8.5 x 11, 25 pages, signed and inscribed on the front cover in blue ballpoint, "To Elena Talton, kind regards, Harry S. Truman, 1/6/64." The script is annotated as "Copy #4," lists its designation as "Atomic Energy," and lists Talton as the film's researcher. In the script, Truman makes an oblique…

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Fascinating 25-page packet of Treasury Department material related to the protection of President Harry S. Truman prior to his attendance at the wedding events of John Ernest Horton and Edith Cook Snyder, the daughter of Secretary of the Treasury John Wesley Snyder. The stapled packet, 8 x 10.5, leads with a typed memorandum from the Chief of the U.S. Secret Service to John Snyder, dated January …

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TLS as president, one page, 6.75 x 8.75, White House letterhead, November 2, 1920. Letter to Ralph H. Whitney in New York City, in full: "Your letter of October twenty-third has cheered and pleased me very much, and I want to send you what I beg you to believe is by no means a perfunctory line of thanks and appreciation, but a real message of friendship and gratitude." In very good condition, wit…

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Manuscript DS, one page, 12.5 x 7.75, November 1, 1791. As governor of Massachusetts, Hancock appoints Asa Clap as "Quarter Master of the fifth Regiment in the second Brigade and first Division of the militia of this Commonwealth comprehending the County of Suffolk." Boldly signed on the left side in ink by Governor Hancock, and countersigned along the bottom by John Avery as secretary. The white…

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Signer of the Declaration of Independence from North Carolina (1742-1790). ADS, one page, 7.25 x 12, September 5, 1770. Handwritten court document concerning the destruction of property of one John Osborn, including the death of a dog. Hooper fills out the second half of the document in his own hand, in part: "William Robeson late of the County of Rowan Labourer…did with force and arms one Dog of …

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