Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Animation

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Pair of off-white 3.25 x 2.5 cards individually signed in black ink, "Calvin Coolidge" and "Grace Coolidge." In overall fine condition, with light toning. Pencil notations to reverse date the signatures to March 20 and 21, 1929, less than a month after leaving the White House.

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Early Dutch chapbook entitled "De Vrouwe-Peerle ofte Dryvoudige Historie van Helena de Verduldige, Griseldis de Sagtmoedige, Florentina de Getrouwe" published in Antwerp in 1621. Softcover with wrappers made from Latin text leaves, 6 x 7.5, 47 pages. The three stories, all based on popular medieval romances, are attractively illustrated with woodcut prints. In good to very good condition, with th…

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TLS as president, one page, 6.75 x 8.75, October 8, 1958. Letter to Major General William H. Abendroth, in full: "Thank you very much for coming to my office yesterday morning, with Floyd Akers, to present to me a complimentary box for the coming International Horse Show. I enjoyed our discussion, and I deeply appreciate your kindness in making tickets for the various performances available to Mr…

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TLS signed "Mamie E," two pages, 6.25 x 9, personal letterhead, August 26, 1974. Letter to Mollie Cullum, in part: "How exciting that you have all these folks coming in September to take the cure—sounds good to me. We have had a frightful drought here and apparently the rains have just swished around us, but the trees are losing their leaves fast due to lack of water. Moaney's garden is…

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Six items signed in ink by a former first lady of the United States, all free franked mailing envelopes with the exception of one. Signatures are as follows: “Grace Coolidge,” “Mary Lord Harrison,” “Frances F. Cleveland Preston” (2), “Free, Anna Eleanor Roosevelt,” and “Free, Edith K. Roosevelt.” In overall fine condition.

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TLS signed “Gerald R. Ford,” one page, 6.25 x 8.5, personal letterhead, February 20, 1985. Letter to Donald Gibson, in part: "Your very special letter urging that I accept the invitation to appear with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, on August 5th, has been received. Most regrettably, I must respectfully decline. My travel schedule for all of 1985 is horrendously overloaded. I am h…

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ALS signed “Jerry Ford,” one page, 6.25 x 8.5, personal letterhead, December 28, [no year]. Letter to John and Bonnie Swearingen, in full: "Betty & I deeply appreciate your thoughtfulness at Christmas. The whole Ford family will enjoy the medley of five fruit pies. We are most grateful. We have been in Vail/Beaver Creek from Dec. 17th until January 3rd. Great snow & lots of fa…

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The Marion Star business check, 8 x 3.25, filled out and signed by Harding, "W. G. Harding," payable to Central Ohio Paper Co. for $8.85, April 8, 1908. In fine condition. Harding bought the Ohio daily newspaper The Marion Daily Star in 1884, and held ownership of the paper until mid-1923. Although Harding's editorial department slanted toward the Republican platform, the daily paper remaine…

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Partly-printed DS, signed “W. G. Harding,” one page, 8.25 x 7, January 27, 1912. Voucher from The Harding Publishing Company (The Marion Star) filled out in another hand and made payable to W. G. Harding for $200, endorsed on the lower panel in ink by Harding. In fine condition. Harding bought the Ohio daily newspaper The Marion Daily Star in 1884, and held ownership of the paper unt…

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TLS signed “Benj. Harrison,” one page, 8 x 10.5, personal letterhead, January 24, 1901. Letter to Emerson Brooks, in part: "I have quite a number of letters and autographs of my great grand father, Benjamin Harrison. The letter you refer to would of course have value to me, but as I do not know the length of the letter or the subject of it I can form no idea as to what value it would …

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Manuscript DS as president, signed “R. B. Hayes,” one page both sides, 10.25 x 15.25, November 27, 1880. Pardon issued by President Hayes, in part: "Whereas, William Tippett, on conviction of assault, was sentenced by the Police Court of the District of Columbia on the 29th day of October, 1880, to imprisonment for 60 days in the District Jail, in default of payment of a fine of $50;;…

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Ink signature as president, "My kind regards to you and your charges! Herbert Hoover,” penned at the bottom of a 7.25 x 8.75 typed letter from Ella G. Baxter, the principal of the Francis Hopkinson School of Philadelphia, requesting an autograph and message for her students; the letter bears an affixed portrait of Hoover. Matted with a transmittal letter from the White House dated February …

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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, signed “R. B. Hayes,” one page, 15.5 x 19.5, June 3, 1879. President Hayes appoints Augustus H. Gilman "to the grade of Pay Director, relative rank of Captain" in the service of the United States Navy. Crisply signed at the conclusion by President Hayes and countersigned by Secretary of the Navy Richard W. Thompson. The blue Navy Department seal …

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ALS, one page, 5.5 x 8.5, March 4, 1889. Handwritten letter to S. S. Burrows, in full: "Yours of 5th Recd. with pleasure. I will enclose one of your recommendations. Let it be a short one. If beyond one page they are not read. Better still a half page. Of course I write for too many friends to have the least influence. But the facts or opinions I give or endorse may receive attention." I…

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TLS, two pages, 8.5 x 11, March 8, 1928. Letter to journalist Melville Stone, the general manager of the Associated Press. In part: "I do not place too much importance on the attitude of any one newspaper in the country, more especially as the press is almost overwhelmingly friendly. The New York Sun, however, has taken on certain lines which are the most vicious type of journalism. Their corresp…

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White House card, 4.25 x 2.75, signed neatly in black ink by Herbert Hoover. In fine condition, with a tiny bit of mounting residue on the back.

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Group of five disbound 5.75 x 9 book pages (pgs. 215-223) containing the inaugural address of President Herbert Hoover on March 4, 1929, signed on the final page in blue fountain pen by Hoover. In fine condition.

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Ink signature as president, "My kind regards to you and your charges! Herbert Hoover,” penned at the bottom of a 7.25 x 8.75 typed letter from Ella G. Baxter, the principal of the Francis Hopkinson School of Philadelphia, requesting an autograph and message for her students; the letter bears an affixed portrait of Hoover. Matted with a transmittal letter from the White House dated February …

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Superb matte-finish 6.5 x 9 photo of Howard Chandler Christy's portrait of Hoover, affixed to its original 10 x 13 mount, signed on the mount in fountain pen, "The Good Wishes of Herbert Hoover." In fine condition.

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Vintage matte-finish 7 x 9 photo of an artist's portrait of Hoover, signed in fountain pen, "The Kind Regards of Herbert Hoover." In fine condition, with trimmed edges.

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Pair of off-white 3 x 1.5 cards individually signed in ink as president and first lady, "Herbert Hoover" and "Lou Henry Hoover." In overall fine condition. Reverse of cards are dated to March 23, 1929, and June 28, 1929.

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Signed book: The Vantage Point: Perspectives of the Presidency, 1963-1969. First edition. NY: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1971. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.5 x 9.5, 636 pages. Signed on the first free end page in fountain pen by Lyndon B. Johnson. In fine condition, with toning, creasing, and short edge tears, only to the dust jacket.

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Early signed book: Statues of Sam Houston and Stephen F. Austin, Erected in Statuary Hall of the Capitol Building at Washington. First edition. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1905. Hardcover, 7 x 10.5, 143 pages. Signed and inscribed on the front pastedown in fountain pen, "To B. J. Hanacik, from his congressman, Lyndon B. Johnson, April 10, 1938." Autographic condition: fine, with s…

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Original vintage glossy 8 x 8.5 AP wirephoto of President John F. Kennedy campaigning in Pennsylvania during the 1960 election, showing supporters amongst the vast crowd of 8,000 holding up letter-signs that spell "Kennedy for President." Reverse is stamp-dated September 29, 1960, and bears an Associated Press credit stamp and affixed newspaper caption. A small arrow sticker indicates Kennedy'…

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