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ALS, one page, both sides, 8.5 x 11, September 6, 1952. Handwritten letter to Miss Young, in full: "Thank you very much for sending the manuscript 'Experimental Production of a Divergent Chain Reaction.' I am returning to you the corrected manuscript with the following items. 1—Two copies of the abstract, 2—A list of captions for the figures, 3—An explanatory footnote on…

Now At: $2,933 (5 bids)

TLS signed “N. Tesla,” two pages, 8 x 10.5, March 6, 1900. Letter to Robert Underwood Johnson, editor of The Century Magazine. In part: "I learned with great regret just now, that you are not feeling well, and I shall cherish the two hopes, that you will soon get well and that it is not my article which made you sick. I was a little taken aback by the determined stand of Mr. Buell, bu…

Now At: $10,871 (22 bids)

Austrian musician (1732-1809) who takes a place among the first rank of composers in the history of Western music. The sheer magnitude of his gift, along with his seemingly inexhaustible industry, resulted in one of the largest and most significant bodies of work by any single figure. His mastery of two forms, in particular—the string quartet and the symphony—practically defined the Cl…

Now At: $4,028 (6 bids)

Signed book in Russian: Khozyain and rabotnik (Master and Man). St. Petersburg: 1895. Paperback with blue leather slipcase, 3.5 x 5.75, 152 pages. Signed on the half-title page in crisp black ink, "Leo Tolstoy, 22 October 1895." The publication bears the original wrappers with an attractive frontispiece of Tolstoy and a set of 15 text illustrations. Autographic condition: fine, with scattered lig…

Now At: $3,808 (16 bids)

ALS in French, six pages, 8 x 10.5, January 1900. Handwritten letter to the French editor, author, and art dealer, Ambrose Vollard, which begins with Gauguin quoting the text of Vollard’s letter to him so he may respond point by point (translated): “…You should be receiving two packages containing about 60 sheets of ‘Ingres paper’ and some watercolors. I’m sending yo…

Now At: $5,363 (9 bids)

Rare pairing of handwritten letters from F. Scott Fitzgerald to the charming actress Ina Claire. Scholars have long known that Fitzgerald was fascinated with actress Ina Claire from the moment as a teenager he first saw her on the stage. It is less well known that Claire attended one of the Fitzgeralds' notorious parties at the Ellerslie estate in Delaware, where the Fitzgeralds resided from …

Now At: $3,661 (5 bids)

Autograph manuscript in pencil by Zane Grey for his 1925 novel The Vanishing American, totaling 546 single-sided pages (numbered 1-513 plus an additional section numbered 403-435), 7.75 x 12.5, titled and signed on the first page, "The Vanishing American by Zane Grey, Author of To the Last Man, The Day of the Beast, Riders of the Purple Sage, etc." Grey's story begins: "At sunrise Nophaie dro…

Min Bid: $5,000 (0 bids)

Signed book: Edison: His Life and Inventions, Vol. I, by Frank Lewis Dyer. First edition. NY: Harper & Brothers, 1910. Hardcover, 5.75 x 8.5, 472 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page in fountain pen, "To Charles C. Moore, Thos. A. Edison." Autographic condition: fine, with two small ink spots to the top of the signed page. Book condition: VG/None, with light edgewear and Moo…

Now At: $1,391 (14 bids)

Partial TLS signed for both by Orville, "Wilbur & Orville Wright, O. W.,” one page, 8.5 x 11, Wright Cycle Company letterhead, [November 4, 1905]. The concluding page of a two-page letter to renowned French aviation pioneer Captain Ferdinand Ferber, in full: "…independently. To be even one year behind other governments might result in losses compared with which the modest amount we shal…

Now At: $1,210 (3 bids)

Paul Newman's personally-owned and -worn bright blue racing jacket from circa 1983, size small, manufactured by Swingster, embroidered on the chest with his initials, "PLN." Sewn-on patches include Datsun (chest), Bob Sharp Racing/Datsun (chest), Kendall (left arm), and Canon (right arm). The stylish jacket features a snap-up placket, two pouch pockets, and triple-stripe white piping along th…

Now At: $1,331 (4 bids)

Paul Newman's personally-owned and -worn bright red fireproof auto racing suit from circa 1979-1983, manufactured by Simpson Safety Equip. Inc. in May 1979, with name patch on the chest embroidered in white, "P. L. Newman." Sewn-on patches include Bob Sharp Racing/Datson (chest), Datsun (chest), Canon (chest), Kendall (chest), Budweiser (chest, both arms, and back), and Goodyear (back). This …

Now At: $1,774 (7 bids)

Glossy 7.75 x 10.25 photo of Steve McQueen as racing driver Michael Delaney in the 1971 film Le Mans, signed nicely in black felt tip. Affixed to a same-size mount. In fine condition. In spite of its poor box office response, Le Mans was an important project for McQueen, himself an avid motorcycle and race car enthusiast who routinely performed his own driving stunts. However, when McQueen wante…

Now At: $4,096 (20 bids)

Main landing tire flown to orbit onboard Space Shuttle Discovery (OV-103) / STS-105 from August 10-22, 2001. The 44.5 x 16.0-21 size tire is one of six (including two smaller nose landing gear tires) onboard the Discovery orbiter that decelerated the 220,000 pound spacecraft from its 250 MPH landing speed to a full stop on the Kennedy Center Space Shuttle Landing Facility’s 15,000 foot long…

Now At: $3,909 (14 bids)

Wonderful multi-signed retirement card presented to Fred Schlatter, the longtime gardener at Walt Disney Studios, which features a trimmed photo of Schlatter placed on a hand-painted scene of Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy trying their hand at gardening, with Schlatter pictured relaxing at the base of a tree. A caption above Mickey reads: “Fred is retiring after 27 years. No one can e…

Now At: $2,057 (5 bids)

CGC Qualified Grade 9.0 (staples replaced). Sought-after Playboy #1 'Page 3 Copy' (HMH Publishing Co., December 1953) with white pages, featuring Marilyn Monroe on the front cover and inside. This iconic magazine, which famously features a full-color nude of Miss Monroe (the one and only "Sweetheart of the Month") as the centerfold, launched Hugh Hefner's Playboy into the national spo…

Now At: $3,850 (5 bids)

Rare first edition photograph suite entitled "The Female Figure, Series I. Technical Edition," by Albert Arthur Allen, published in 1923, containing a complete set of 20 original silver gelatin prints of his pioneering nude photographs of women. All are stamped on the reverse. Additionally includes the title page, notice for the sale of future volumes plus order blank, booklet advertising the sal…

Now At: $666 (4 bids)

Iconic original statuette awarded to actress Anne Revere for her role as Mrs. Araminty Brown in the 1944 MGM film National Velvet, starring the young Elizabeth Taylor, Mickey Rooney, and Donald Crisp. The award trophy measures 13.25″ tall, weighs six pounds, and features an engraved plaque on the base, "Academy First Award to Anne Revere, In Recognition of Her Performance in 'National V…

Now At: $42,875 (9 bids)

Unprecedented collection of 30 unpublished original glossy photos, 8.25 x 10 and 10 x 8.25, which vividly document the fatal car crash site of Hollywood actor James Dean, who was tragically killed at the age of 24 when his 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder, coined the ‘Little Bastard,’ collided with a 1950 Ford Tudor driven by Donald Turnupseed on September 30, 1955; the accident occurred when …

Now At: $2,600 (10 bids)

Bonnie Parker's handwritten poem book entitled "Poetry from Life's Other Side," penned on 32 pages inside a black leatherette 3.5 x 6 bank book, stamped on the front cover, "The First National Bank, Burkburnett, Texas." Featuring a mix of Parker's original creative compositions and renditions of popular folk ballads, these poems were written by Parker while she was held in Kaufman Cou…

Now At: $7,321 (5 bids)

Significant archive of material related to the life and death of Malcolm X, consisting of three letters (addressed to Elijah Muhammad, Redd Foxx, and another proclaiming “I hate no one because of their color”), three original handbills and broadsides, and a large collection of over 30 period photographs, the union of which chronicles Malcolm X’s evolution from a divisive Nation …

Now At: $12,100 (3 bids)

Momentous archive from the personal estate of legendary tennis player Arthur Ashe, consisting of 18 lots that represent the all too short life and career of an athlete whose impact extended far beyond the tennis court. The first African-American player selected to the United States Davis Cup team and the only black man ever to win the singles title at Wimbledon, the US Open, and the Australian Op…

Now At: $3,146 (10 bids)

Pristine vintage circa late 1963 ballpoint signatures, "George Harrison," "Paul McCartney," "John Lennon," and "Ringo Starr,” on an off-white 4.5 x 4 album page, still contained within its original autograph book. Other signers in the book include The Temperance Seven, the Chris Barber Jazz Band, Billy J. Kramer, and a handful of other British musicians of the era. The Beatles page is in ve…

Now At: $10,906 (23 bids)

Double Fantasy promotional album signed and inscribed on the back cover in black ballpoint, "For Neil, love, John Lennon,” and "Yoko Ono," with Lennon adding small smiley face sketches of himself and his wife. In fine condition. The record is included. The album is a gold stamp promotional copy, which presents a convenient marker to determine which albums Lennon signed to friends/family as …

Now At: $18,522 (20 bids)

Walls & Bridges album signed and inscribed on the front cover in black felt tip, "To Christine and Edward, with love from your Dad's pal, John Lennon, '76," with great additions of a classic self-portrait doodle and sketches of a sheep chasing a pig. In very good to fine condition, with some creasing, old tape stains, a discount hole, and full separation to the top edge. The record is…

Now At: $12,559 (26 bids)