Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Animation

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Early, fully operational three-rotor Enigma I electromechanical cipher machine made for the German military in Berlin in 1935 (most likely by Heimsoeth und Rinke), during the build up of German forces in violation of the Treaty of Versailles prior to World War II. Based on the chassis of the commercial Enigma D, the Enigma I machine was the standard Enigma machine used by the German military throu…

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JFK’s original 3-page handwritten draft for his speech, announcing his intention to run for the Presidency in 1960. JFK writes on North Ocean Boulevard Palm Beach, Florida stationary, also included three additional typed pages with JFK annotated revisions, as well as a third draft of two typed pages with additional JFK hand revisions including the famous line that ended this announcement, "…

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Noteworthy union of an ALS and two partial autograph letters (one signed) from John F. Kennedy during his tenure as a Massachusetts Senator, eight total pages, 5.25 x 6.75 and 6.25 x 9.25, dating to 1955 and 1956, each penned on United States Senate letterhead and addressed to Gunilla von Post, a Swedish aristocrat Kennedy had met by chance in Cannes, France in the summer of 1953, just weeks befor…

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Exceptional collection of presidential autographs representing a complete set from George Washington through Woodrow Wilson, uniformly affixed by their left edges to large off-white sheets, and custom-bound into a beautiful red leather volume with slipcase, gilt-stamped titles, and a calligraphically embellished title page, each page preceded by a large engraving depicting the president. It should…

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(Walt Disney Studios, 1953) Beautiful original concept painting by Mary Blair of Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, and John and Wendy Darling soaring over London en route to the island of Neverland. Accomplished in tempera on 10 x 9 artist’s board, the scene wonderfully portrays the moment that Peter and Tinker Bell teach the Darling children to fly, leading them on a starry night over the clouds and…

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British Airways menu for a mid-Atlantic dinner on the Boeing Clipper flying boat RMA 'Berwick' on January 16, 1942, 4 x 6.5, signed in fountain pen by attendees including Winston Churchill and members of his war cabinet: First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Dudley Pound, Air Chief Marshall Sir Charles Portal, Minister for Aircraft Production Lord Beaverbrook, Senior Assistant Secretary Gen. Leslie …

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Mary I (1516-1558) was the oldest daughter of King Henry VIII who ruled as Queen of England and Ireland from 1553 until her death at which time her half-sister, Queen Elizabeth I, ascended to the British throne. Her brutal persecution of Protestants earned her the nickname 'Bloody Mary.' Manuscript DS, signed “Marye the Quene,” one page, 7.75 x 5.75, June 22, 1557. Royal warran…

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Extremely rare first photograph of President Kennedy with his cabinet taken Jan. 27, 1961 with signatures of the President and all 12 cabinet members: Signatures include John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Adlai Stevenson, Robert S. McNamara, Dean Rusk, Arthur J. Goldberg, J. Edward Day, Orville Freeman, Abraham A. Ribicoff, Luther H. Hodges, C. Douglas Dillon, and Stewart L. Ud…

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(Walt Disney Studios, 1951) Tremendous original panoramic concept painting by Mary Blair for Peter Pan, which shows several mermaids at Mermaid Lagoon. A beautiful sinking sun sets the scene: a group of five lovely and carefree mermaids enjoy themselves as they lounge on tidal rocks at their favorite Neverland gathering place: Mermaid Lagoon. Accomplished in tempera on 19 x 9.5 artist's board.…

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ADS, signed in the third-person, "Abraham Lincoln," and at the conclusion, “A. Lincoln,” one page both sides, 7.75 x 12, October 3, 1856. Lengthy handwritten affidavit by Lincoln, filed with the "Supreme Court of the State of Illinois, Second Grand Division," concerning the disposition of a contested estate. In part: "Abraham Lincoln, being first duly sworn, states on oath that at the…

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(Walt Disney Studios, 1959) Original concept painting by Eyvind Earle for Sleeping Beauty, portraying the Princess Aurora asleep in her bed, awaiting the arrival of Prince Phillip to arouse her from her eternal slumber. Unsurprisingly, Earle handles the nocturnal scene with delicate precision, with the resulting work ushering in a profound sense of calmness and quiet. While the bedroom’s su…

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Civil War-dated ALS as president signed “A. Lincoln,” one page, 5 x 8, Executive Mansion letterhead, March 31, 1864. Short letter to Vice President Hannibal Hamlin, in full: "Yours of this date is received, and the subject of it shall be attended to." The letter is affixed inside a presentation folder. In very good to fine condition, with lightly trimmed edges, soft creasing, and some…

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(Walt Disney Studios, 1951) Original concept painting by Mary Blair for Alice in Wonderland, which shows Alice and Tweedledum and Tweedledee in the Tulgey Wood. The scene, which doesn’t occur in the film version, appears to show Alice, smiling with her arms akimbo, relieved that she can finally renew her search for the white rabbit after being delayed by the two talkative twins, who, on the…

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(Walt Disney Studios, 1951) Original concept painting by Mary Blair for Alice in Wonderland, which shows Alice coming face to face with the Mother Oyster during an underwater scene not featured in the film version. It depicts Alice, after floating through bubbles and seaweed to the ocean floor, startled to encounter a jellyfish and the Mother Oyster, the latter a character from ‘The Walrus …

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Signer of the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation as a representative of North Carolina (1741-1781). ALS, one page, 7 x 7.75, January 19, 1772. Addressed from Caroline, Virginia, a handwritten letter to an unidentified recipient discussing the sale of some of Col. John Baylor's slaves, in part: "When I wrote to you I made not the least doubt of having your money by th…

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President Kennedy, Jacqueline, John Jr., and Caroline black-and-white photograph dated and inscribed by Jacqueline Kennedy on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 1962 for White House photographer "For Cecil Stoughton who took this picture with our appreciation and best wishes always, Jacqueline Kennedy" and signed below "John F. Kennedy." (7.5" X 9.5" ) Jacqueline Kennedy considered this her favorite family …

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(Walt Disney Studios, 1951) Remarkable original production cels of Alice and a Pencil Bird from Alice in Wonderland, which depicts Alice in a beautiful full-length pose looking up at the fluttering Pencil Bird during a moment in the unpredictable Tulgey Wood. The cels have been trimmed to form and placed on a hand-painted production master background from the same film; this set-up was originally…

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Remarkable Revolutionary War-dated manuscript DS, signed “John Adams" and "John Hancock,” one page both sides, 7.25 x 12, December 19, 1771. An indenture between Hancock and Benjamin Cudworth, a deputy sheriff in Boston. Hancock had obtained judgment against fellow merchant Henry Atkins for over 198 pounds, and Atkins's ship, the "Schooner Adventure," had been seized and sold at a…

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(Walt Disney Studios, 1961) Marvelous original production cels of 26 Dalmatian puppies on a key master production background from 101 Dalmatians, which depicts several piles of kidnapped Dalmatian puppies napping and lounging about in the living room of Cruella De Vil's old manor, with one group of puppies seated in front of the television set. Total puppy image measures 14 x 6.75. The cels a…

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JFK's 1935 Choate senior year portrait photograph inscribed in fountain pen, signed "Ken" his nickname in his yearbook to one of his best friends Lem Billings who would have a room at the White House and remained a best friend to Kennedy his entire life. Also signed by the photographer. Earliest known signed photograph of JFK. Sepia matte-finish 5.75″ x 9.5″ image in frame.

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John and Robert Kennedy Signed Photograph: to Terence McCarten the photographer who took this photograph- 7.5″ x 9.5″ glossy black & white photo taken in the Oval Office with McCarten's contact sheet of 11 images. The only known signed photograph of the two brothers alone, signed by both John and Robert Kennedy. John and Robert are relaxed and smiling, signed and inscribed …

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LS, one page both sides, 5 x 8, June 19, 1868. Written from Salt Lake City, a letter to "Miss Jane Ire, Barrington, Yates County, Pennsylvania, Care of John Johnson, Esq.," in full: "In reply to your note of May 22, I have to inform you that any one of our faithful Elders or members, with whom you may meet, will give you 'reliable' information concerning our religious faith and doctrines …

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Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 8 x 10, January 29, 1862. President Lincoln appoints Capt. William A. Phillips an additional aide-de-camp of General McClellan, specifying that he is being detailed to serve “with the army in Kansas under Brigadier General James H. Lane with the rank of Captain.” Signed neatly at the conclusion by Lincoln, and boldly countersigned by Secretary…

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(Walt Disney Studios, 1959) Brilliant original concept storyboard painting by Eyvind Earle for Sleeping Beauty, portraying the brave Prince Phillip, armed with sword and shield and clad in his knight armor and cape, stalking the ruinous husk of Maleficent's castle during the film’s climax. The scene is fraught with atmosphere and elements of darkness and danger, in particular the unnerv…

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