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Partly-printed vellum DS, signed “Go: Washington,” one page, 21 x 15, January 1, 1784. A Society of Cincinnati membership certificate issued to Peter Turner. In part: “Be it known that Peter Turner Esq; a Surgeon in the late Armies of the United States is a Member of the Society of the Cincinnati; instituted by the Officers of the American Army, at the Period of its Dissolution, as well to commemo…

Now At: $7,512 (12 bids)

ALS signed “G:o Washington,” one page both sides, 7.25 x 8, March 27, 1784. Handwritten letter to his brother, John Augustine Washington, written from his Mount Vernon estate. In part: "Mr. Will'm Hunter (of Alex'a) whom I have just seen, informs me that you talked of being here about the middle of next month—perhaps a little later. That I may not be deprived of the plea…

Now At: $9,882 (9 bids)

Revolutionary War-dated ALS, one page both sides, 7.25 x 9.25, February 13, 1779. Letter to Richard Henry Lee, written while in Paris as commissioner to France, regarding life at court in Paris and his future plans. In full: "I am much obliged to you for your kind Congratulations on my arrival, and agreeable accommodation at Paris. I assure you, Sir, I have no objection to the 'Splendid Gayet…

Now At: $4,028 (6 bids)

Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 13.5 x 17.5, August 12, 1861. President Lincoln appoints George Bell as "Commissioner of Subsistence, with the rank of Captain." Neatly signed at the conclusion by President Lincoln and countersigned by Secretary of War Simon Cameron. The blue seal affixed to the upper left remains intact. Nicely matted and framed to an overall size of 19.25 x 23.2…

Now At: $4,713 (13 bids)

Civil War-dated ANS as president, signed “A. Lincoln,” penned on the reverse of a letter sent by Mary Alexander to Colonel William Hoffman, the Commissary-General of Prisoners, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 7.75 x 9.75, December 19, 1863. Lincoln's handwritten note to Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, in full: "Will the Sec. of War please allow Charles Alexander named with…

Now At: $4,102 (16 bids)

Very desirable pair of ink and fountain pen signatures, "Theodore Roosevelt" and "Ronald Reagan," on an off-white 4.5 x 3.5 card bearing three affixed 3-cent National Capital Sesquicentennial stamps. In fine condition, with old mounting remnants on the back. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from JSA. A unique union of adored Republican Party presidents.

Now At: $1,504 (20 bids)

Jacqueline Kennedy's personally-owned black wool bouclé swing coat, lined in black silk satin. The well-crafted three-quarter-length swing jacket boasts a wide shawl collar and large jet buttons on each cuff. The hand-stitched seams and absence of tags suggest that the piece was professionally designed and custom-made to Jackie's taste and specifications. Provenance: Lot #117, Do…

Now At: $2,336 (9 bids)

ALS signed “Jack,” one page both sides, 8 x 10.5, personal United States Senate letterhead, 1958/1959. Handwritten letter to Democratic majority leader of the Senate John McCormack, addressing a willingness and enthusiasm to introduce a bill they were working on with "Salty," Massachusetts Governor Leverett Saltonstall, in full: "I am writing to Tom. I think his idea excellent and will be glad to …

Now At: $1,300 (14 bids)

Partial third-person ALS, with his surname written within the text, "Franklin," one page, 7.75 x 2, [January 1769]. The handwritten postscript of a letter from Ben Franklin to botanist John Bartram, in full: "P.S. Jan. 28. The Box is delivered according to Mr. Mich. Collinson's Directions, at Lord Bute's. Mr. Collinson takes it amiss that you did not write to him. I have sent over some Se…

Now At: $578 (12 bids)

TLS signed "Martin L. King, Jr.," one page, 8.25 x 8.5, Southern Christian Leadership Conference letterhead, November 19, 1962. Letter to Dr. Med O. Gotte in Germany, in full: "This is to acknowledge receipt of your very kind letter of recent date. Your encouraging words are of inestimable value for the continuance of our humble efforts. Our struggle is often difficult and the moments are often f…

Now At: $3,616 (15 bids)

TLS signed “A. Einstein,” one page, 8.5 x 11, blindstamped personal Princeton letterhead, August 14, 1950. Letter to Dr. F. G. Garcia in Puerto Rico, in full: "To the theory of relativity is due a formula informing us about the energy which can be freed by nuclear reactions. If you are interested in this matter you may read the popular book 'Explaining the Atom' by Selig Hecht…

Now At: $6,180 (10 bids)

Exquisite vintage matte-finish 6.75 x 9 photo of Einstein by Lotte Jacobi, signed and inscribed in fountain pen "Fur [Sun] und [sun], Albert Einstein, 1932.” Reverse bears a Foto-Jacobi Berlin copyright stamp. In fine condition, with a hint of subtle silvering, and some slight fading to the signature. This portrait was captured by influential German-American photographer Lotte Jacobi quite …

Now At: $4,051 (6 bids)

Vintage circa 1930 matte-finish 5.25 x 7 photo of Albert Einstein in middle age, his mustache still dark and his hair showing slight signs of gray, signed neatly in the lower border in fountain pen. Archivally suede-matted and framed to an overall size of 13 x 15. In very fine condition. A pristine uninscribed portrait of one of history's greatest minds.

Now At: $3,808 (15 bids)

ALS, one page, 8.5 x 11, August 27, 1952. Handwritten letter to Miss Young, in full: "I have your letter of August 25 concerning the publication of the paper 'Experimental Production of a Divergent Chain Reaction.' I do not plan to be back to Chicago before the 20th of September. Therefore it might save time if you were to send to me here the revised manuscript. I want to thank you very much for y…

Now At: $1,044 (13 bids)

Exceedingly rare 4.25 x 6.75 cabinet portrait of Richard Francis Burton in a half-length profile pose, signed neatly in ink, "Richard F. Burton." Published by M. Manenizza of Trieste, Italy. In fine condition. After years of exploration and a precarious post as the British consul in Damascus, Burton, in 1872, was reassigned to Trieste in Austria-Hungary. Although not fond of his sleepy outpost, B…

Now At: $783 (11 bids)

Vintage matte-finish 3.75 x 5.5 photo of the legendary Wild West figure, signed in fountain pen, "W. F. Cody 'Buffalo Bill.'" In fine condition, with a crease to each upper corner; the last letter in "Bill" is mostly missing because Cody didn't leave himself enough space. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. A desirable uninscribed and crystal-clear portrait of Buffalo Bill.

Now At: $847 (8 bids)

Desirable boxed set of six napkin rings crafted from wood removed from Great Britain's famous ships—highlighted by a piece of the bowsprit from Horatio Nelson's flagship, the HMS Victory—each with a metal identification plaque on the front. Ships represented are HMS Victory, HMS Valiant, HMS Ganges, HMS Warspite, HMS Iron Duke, and RMS Mauretania. Complete with the original bo…

Now At: $267 (4 bids)

Exceedingly rare vintage fountain pen signature with the date of his historic flight, "Orville Wright, First flight: 17th December, 1903, Kitty Hawk, N.C. U.S.A.,” on an off-white 10 x 7 card. In very fine condition. A large, unique piece unlike any Wright autograph we have previously encountered.

Now At: $3,000 (20 bids)

Pamphlet headed "Project Mercury" from April 1959, two pages, 8 x 10.5, signed in blue ballpoint, "M. Scott Carpenter," "Leroy G. Cooper, Jr.," "John H. Glenn, Jr.," "Virgil I. Grissom," "Walter M. Schirra, Jr.," "Alan B. Shepard, Jr.," and "Donald K. Slayton." The pamphlet covers tests and research conducted in preparation for manned spaceflight. In fine condition, with two punch holes to the le…

Now At: $594 (8 bids)

Color 24 x 36 print of Peter Max's colorful pop art rendition of the famous 'visor shot' of Buzz Aldrin during man's first moonwalk, entitled 'Apollo 11 - Walking on the Moon, 1969/1999,' signed in black felt tip by the subject, "Buzz," and the artist, "Max, 99." In fine condition, with a crease to the upper left corner tip, and some light surface creases to the upper background area. Originally f…

Now At: $410 (8 bids)

Color satin-finish 20 x 16 photo of the Lunar Module Eagle high above the lunar surface with the Earth visible in the background, signed in silver ink, "Michael Collins, Apollo XI CMP." In very fine condition. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Novaspace.

Now At: $1,504 (9 bids)

Desirable official color 10 x 8 NASA lithograph of Schmitt standing beside the American flag at the Apollo 17 landing site, prominently signed in black felt tip, "Harrison H. Schmitt, Apollo 17." In fine condition, with a few small surface creases.

Now At: $477 (10 bids)

Official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Jack Swigert in his white space suit with a model of the lunar module, signed in black felt tip. In very fine condition. A desirable and scarce uninscribed example.

Now At: $1,561 (13 bids)

ALS in French, signed “Degas,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 4 x 5.25, June 13, 1889. Letter to fellow artist Albert Bartholomé, in full (translated): "I’ve often thought of the pleasure I did not give myself on the day of the Christ’s departure. It would have been possible to follow as far as Dammartin, have breakfast, and take the train to be gently lulled …

Now At: $840 (8 bids)