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British statesman (1809-1898) who served as prime minister on four separate occasions between 1868 and 1894. ALS signed “W. G. Gladstone,” one page, 4.25 x 5.5, October 20, 1875. In part: "I beg to inclose a draft for a sovereign but I fear it is not in my power to undertake any solicitation to others as it would be contrary to a rule." Nicely double-cloth-matted and framed with a plaq…

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Mailing envelope addressed in the hand of William Ewart Gladstone, 5 x 3.25, signed in the lower left, “W. Gladstone,” and addressed to “Rev. J. F. Mackarness, C. Heywood, Cheesden, Manchester.” In very good to fine condition, with creasing and light soiling. Accompanied by an engraving bearing a preprinted signature. John Fielder Mackarness (1820-1889) was a Church of Eng…

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Remarkable subscription letter sent by adventurer and travel writer Richard Haliburton to the benefactors of his fateful Sea Dragon expedition of 1939, which sought to sail a Chinese junk across the Pacific Ocean from Hong Kong to San Francisco. Entitled “From the Halliburton Trans-Pacific Chinese Junk Sailing Expedition…No. 4,” this three-page letter, 8.5 x 14, was sent as the fourth…

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FDC with a cachet honoring 50 years of arctic explorations, signed in ink by the two noteworthy explorers, "E. P. Hillary" and "Vivian Fuchs." In fine condition.

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Two items: an original 1913 'The Brecky' yearbook from Central High School in Washington, DC, 7.75 x 10.75, with a photo and biography of class valedictorian J. Edgar Hoover on page 76, also depicting him as a class officer, member of the debate team, and as a cadet captain; and a purple ink signature, "J. Edgar Hoover," on a 6.5 x 3.75 airmail cover. In overall very good to fine conditio…

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Railroad industrialist (1821-1900) known as one of the 'Big Four' of western railroading. DS, signed “C. P. Huntington,” one page, 11.5 x 15.5, September 26, 1889. Stock certificate issued to "C. P. Huntington" for 100 shares of capital stock in the Newport News and Mississippi Valley Company, signed at the conclusion by Huntington as the company's president. Twenty dividen…

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Revolutionary War general and, later, treasurer of Connecticut (1743-1818). Partly-printed DS, signed “J. Huntington, Collector,” one page, 8 x 6.25, October 30, 1797. Document certifying a shipping manifest, issued at the port of New London, Connecticut. In part: "Daniel Tinker, Master of the Sloop Industry having sworn as the Law directs, to the within Manifest, consisting of five Ar…

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Six items signed by Israeli prime ministers, including: Menachem Begin (US Department of State booklet on the Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty), Yitzhak Rabin (typescript of his address on the signing of the Israeli-Palestinian Declaration of Principles), Shimon Peres (3: a typescript of his address on the signing of the Israel-Jordan Peace Treaty, an official booklet entitled "Declaration of Princi…

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Pencil signature, "Cordially yours, Helen Keller,” on an off-white 3.75 x 1.5 sheet, which is mounted and matted with a portrait of Keller to an overall size of 8 x 10. In fine condition.

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Western Union telegram sent by Robert F. Kennedy, two pages, 8 x 5.75, May 29, 1968. On the campaign trail, Kennedy thanks a supporter in Newport, Rhode Island. In part: "My primary campaigns in Oregon and California prevent me from personally greeting you this evening at your State Committee meeting in Providence, but I would like to extend my good wishes for a very successful meeting. I need th…

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Three Western Union telegrams sent by Irish political leaders to Ethel Kennedy at Good Samaritan Hospital after RFK was shot, each one page, 8.25 x 6, June 5, 1968. The well-wishers are President Eamon de Valera ("Deeply grieved to hear of the wicked attempt on your husband's life. May god spare him to you and to his family and to his country"), Taoiseach Jack Lynch ("My colleagues in the Gov…

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Three yearbooks depicting members of the Kennedy family, including patriarch Joseph P. Kennedy, fallen airman Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., and future senator Robert F. Kennedy. Includes: a 1912 Harvard Class Album, 11 x 14, 181 pages, featuring Joseph P. Kennedy as a member of the senior class; a 1938 Harvard Class Album, 11 x 14, 259 pages, featuring Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., as a member of the senior …

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Rare book dealer (1874-1937) and passenger on the Lusitania who survived its sinking; he published a firsthand account of the event later that year. Signed book: The Lusitania's Last Voyage. First edition. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1915. Hardcover, 5 x 7.5, 159 pages. Signed on the half-title page in ink, "by Charles E. Lauriat, Jr.," and signed and inscribed on the first free end…

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Ballpoint signature, "Thurgood Marshall,” on an off-white 4.75 x 3.5 Supreme Court of the United States card. In very fine condition. Encapsulated in a Beckett authentication holder.

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TLS in Hebrew, one page, 6.25 x 8.5, Israel Ministry of Labor letterhead, August 30, 1954. Letter to Yaakov Chazan, a member of Knesset, in part (translated): "I was very disturbed with your view as published in a recent issue of 'Al-HaMishmar'…So I...ask you, what is going to happen if this Zionist is not willing to make Aliyah to Israel? Should we plunder the title Zionist from the late…

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Manuscript DS, signed “James Thompson, q. master, 2d Reg't In. T. V." and "Wm. Martin, Lt. Col. 2nd Reg't T. V.,” one page, 7.75 x 10.25, November 18, 1813. A "provision return for the 2d Reg't Infantry" of Tennessee Volunteers at Camp Strother, listing the number of rations for men in each company. In fine condition. Amidst the Creek War In November 1813, General Andrew …

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French mathematician (1746-1818) and the father of differential geometry. LS in French, signed “Monge,” one page, 8 x 10.75, September 4, 1792. Written as the Minister of the Navy and the Colonies, an untranslated letter to the Port and Navigation police. In fine condition.

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Vermont politician (1810-1898) who was a founder of the Republican Party and is remembered for the Morrill Land-Grant Acts that established federal funding for establishing many of the United States' public colleges and universities. Desirable 2.25 x 4 carte-de-visite photo of Morrill taken by Mathew Brady in 1865, signed in ink, "J. S. Morrill." Reverse bears an affixed revenue stamp and is m…

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Polish chemist, politician, and longest-serving president of Poland (1867-1946), who was serving as president when Germany invaded the country on September 1, 1939, starting World War II. Fountain pen signature of Ignacy Moscicki on an off-white 4.75 x 3 card bearing typed collector's notations. In fine condition.

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Ink signature, "F. Nightingale, 19/8/67,” on the reverse of an unfolded 6.5 x 8.25 mailing envelope addressed to R. S. Ellis, the president of the Sanitary Commission at Madras, which is marked "Private" in the upper left corner. In very good to fine condition, with intersecting folds, light soiling, and overall creasing.

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Group of 11 items signed by winners of the Nobel Prize in Physics, including: Edwin McMillan (SP), Jack Kilby (SP), Walter Brattain (ALS), Samuel C. C. Ting (SP), Burton Richter (SP), Nikolay Basov (signature), Dennis Gabor (signature), Sheldon Lee Glashow (TLS), Leon Lederman (SP), Steven Chu (SP), and Barry Barish (TLS mentioning Feynman). In overall fine condition.

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Two signed items: a 1955 Chasen's restaurant credit information card, filled out and signed by North with his personal information, noting his business as "Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey Circus"; and an ANS at the conclusion of an autograph request sent to him in 1972, in part: "I have no photographs available at the moment." In overall fine condition. Accompanied…

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Ink signatures, “R. E. Byrd, Jr.” and “Floyd Bennett” on the reverse of an unused 6.25 x 2.75 Chase National Bank check. In fine condition, with several vertical folds. A desirable pairing of the first men to fly to the North Pole; Floyd, who died at the age of 37 from pneumonia, is exceedingly rare.

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Two items: a commemorative cover with stamps honoring black educator Mary McLeod Bethune, signed in blue ballpoint, "Rosa Parks"; and a felt tip signature and inscription, "3/28/92, Rosa Parks, to Samuel S. Kloda, with my best wishes," on a white 5 x 3 card. In overall fine condition.

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