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Uncommon 7.25 x 9.75 bookplate photo of Herbert Hoover, signed in fountain pen below a preprinted facsimile. In fine condition.

Sold For: $225 (w/BP) Auction #603 - February 18, 2021 View Details

Original vintage glossy 10 x 6.5 UPI telephoto of President John F. Kennedy being escorted across the field at halftime during the 1961 Army-Navy football game. Reverse bears an affixed newspaper clipping, stamp-dated December 3, 1961. In very good to fine condition, with some light rippling, staining to upper corners, and editorial crop marks on the front.

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Original vintage glossy 8 x 10 AP wirephoto of President John F. Kennedy signing a 'Space Bill' on July 21, 1961, authorizing NASA's expenditure of over $1.7 billion for the year. Reverse bears an Associated Press Wirephoto stamp. In fine condition.

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Desirable 3.5 x 3.75 carte-de-visite portrait of Mary Todd Lincoln, featuring a nice head-and-shoulders pose. Reverse is marked, "Published by the New York Photographic Co., No. 453 Broadway, New York," and stamped, "Wilson Collection." In fine condition, with clipped corner tips, and some small spots of foxing.

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Souvenir engraving from the Congressional memorial service for James A. Garfield held on February 27, 1882, produced by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, 11 x 7, featuring an image of Garfield in a cartouche surrounded by American flags, laurels, a sword, the Capitol building, and the White House, and bearing the facsimile signatures of John Sherman and William McKinley (as Chairmen of the Se…

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Color satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of President Reagan conversing with Michigan Governor William Milliken, calligraphically inscribed in the lower border, "To Bill, with appreciation and best wishes," and signed in black felt tip as president, "Sincerely, Ron." Reverse bears an "Official Photograph, The White House" stamp. In fine condition, with a light paperclip impression to the upper right edge.…

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Signed book: A Time to Heal. Collector's edition. Norwalk, CT: Easton Press, 1987. Leatherbound hardcover, 6.5 x 9.5, 454 pages. Signed on the colophon in black felt tip, "Gerald R. Ford." In very fine condition. Accompanied by the original introductory booklet.

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ALS, one page, 6.25 x 4.25, personal letterhead, September 6, 1993. Letter on fashion to "Phyllis," in full: "Glad to do it! No my pants and his shirt = coincidence." In very fine condition.

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TLS, one page, 6.25 x 8.5, personal letterhead, March 28, 1985. Letter to Mrs. Elwood J. McDaniel, in full: "I appreciate your thoughtful message of congratulations regarding the Methodist Peace Award. Your continued support and friendship mean a great deal to me." In fine condition, with a very faint block of toning. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope and a newspaper clipping from two …

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TLS, one page, 6.25 x 8.5, personal letterhead, September 23, 1985. Letter to David R. Larson, in full: "Thank you for your thoughtful letter. Rosalynn and I were glad to hear from you, and we appreciate your kind words." In fine condition.

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Impressive original 11.25 x 9.75 albumen photograph of the massive crowd outside of General Grant’s tomb in New York’s Riverside Park on May 31, 1886, affixed to an off-white 17.25 x 14.75 mount bearing an informational caption below. Copyright inherent to the lower right corner, "Copyright 1886 by the U.S. Inst. Photo. Co." The reverse features a printed advertisement for J.…

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Vintage matte-finish 3.5 x 5 photo of President Truman on a balcony beside Lieut. Edwin B. Greene, signed in fountain pen, "Harry S. Truman." In very good to fine condition, with a crease touching the top of Greene's head. Accompanied by the original White House mailing envelope and transmittal letter from his secretary Matthew J. Connelly, dated April 1, 1948.

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Partly-printed DS as president, signed “Pay to yourselves, Warren G. Harding,” one page, 8.25 x 7.25, May 26, 1923. Voucher from The Harding Publishing Company (The Marion Star) filled out in another hand and made payable to W. G. Harding for $400, endorsed on the lower panel in ink by Harding. In fine condition. Harding bought the Ohio daily newspaper The Marion Daily Star in 1884, …

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Fletcher & Sharpe's Bank check, 7.75 x 2.75, filled out and signed by Harrison, "Benj. Harrison," payable to Davis & Langdon for $15, May 4, 1877. In fine condition.  

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TLS as first lady, one page, 6 x 9.25, White House letterhead, August 8, 1936. Letter to her literary agent George T. Bye, in part: "I am reading the letter you enclosed to the President, but it seems to me we will have to find some other way other than starvation to reduce our population! I have written to Mrs. Hallie Flanagan to see Crosby Gaige as soon as possible. Do you think that Wednesday,…

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Striking etched portrait of Abraham Lincoln done in 1901 by noted Hungarian artist Jacque Reich, 12 x 16.5, signed below the image in pencil, "Jacques Reich." In fine condition, with a stain and some foxing in the wide border.

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Handsome engraved portrait of President Abraham Lincoln by John A. Lowell & Co. of Boston, 9.25 x 11.25, with a 1901 copyright notice below the oval portrait, and a facsimile signature below. In fine condition, with a few scratches to the background, and toning from prior display.

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Desirable official White House card, neatly signed in fountain pen by the first lady, "Eleanor Roosevelt." In very good condition, with light soiling, and corner stains, to both sides of the card.

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Signed book: Living History. Special limited edition, numbered 1141/1500. NY: Simon & Schuster. Hardcover with slipcase, 6.25 x 9.5, 562 pages. Prominently signed on the colophon in black felt tip, "Hillary Rodham Clinton." In very fine condition.

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Partly-printed DS as Governor of Ohio, signed “R. B. Hayes,” one page, 13.75 x 17.75, December 5, 1871. Governor Hayes appoints Ralph P. Buckland as a "Delegate to the Commercial Convention at Detroit." Signed neatly at the conclusion by Hayes and countersigned by Ohio Secretary of State Isaac R. Sherwood. In fine condition, with intersecting folds. Sherwood (1835-1925) was a politic…

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Vintage matte-finish 11 x 13 portrait of President Truman in a distinguished bust-length pose, signed and inscribed in the lower border in fountain pen as president, "Best wishes to Lionel Aucoin, Harry S. Truman.” In very fine condition. Accompanied by the original transmittal letter from White House Secretary Matthew J. Connelly, dated March 8, 1946.

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Appealing campaign sign from the 2020 Democratic presidential primary in New Hampshire, 22 x 14, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, "Drew—Thanks, Joe Biden." In fine condition.

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Signed book: Speaking of Freedom: The Collected Speeches of George H. W. Bush. Collector's edition. Norwalk, CT: Easton Press, 2009. Leatherbound hardcover with slipcase, 6.5 x 9.25, 302 pages. Signed on the colophon in blue ballpoint by George Bush. In very fine condition.

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TLS signed “Lyndon,” one page, 6 x 7, United State Senate letterhead, June 16, 1955. Letter to the Hon. Adrian Spears, in part: "Thank you for your telegram regarding the budget request of $100,000 for the San Antonio River project. The Senate Committee has not as yet made its report on the bill. As you are probably aware, the House Appropriations Committee eliminated the item. I'…

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