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Fountain pen signature, "Yours sincerely, Winston S. Churchill,” on an off-white 4 x 1.5 sheet. Double-matted with a photo to an overall size of 12 x 16.5. In fine condition, with a couple of light creases.

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Indigenous Mexican statesman (1806-1872) who served as the country's president from 1858 until his death. Manuscript DS in Spanish, one page, 10.5 x 17, April 13, 1860. Untranslated document on impressive engraved letterhead, signed at the conclusion by Juarez as president of Mexico. In very good condition, with splitting to the folds, small areas of paper loss, and partial losses to the paper…

Now At: $220 (2 bids)

Austrian archduchess (1791-1847) who was Napoleon Bonaparte's second wife and, as such, Empress of the French from 1810 to 1814; she then reigned as Duchess of Parma from 1814 until her death. ALS in French, signed “Louise,” one page both sides, 4 x 6, April 9, 1816. Untranslated handwritten letter by the former Empress of the French. In fine condition, with a few small stains, and…

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Italian politician (1640-1694) who was a minister of Duke Charles IV of Mantua. Kidnapped and imprisoned by Louis XIV of France, he was once thought to have been the infamous 'Man in the Iron Mask.' ALS in Italian, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 8 x 11.5, December 12, 1676. Handwritten letter to "Madama Reale" [Italian equivalent of the French madame royale; in this case, a title use…

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British politician who served as prime minister three times (1867-1947). Signed book: Service of Our Lives: Last Speeches as Prime Minister. Later printing. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1938. Hardcover with dust jacket, 4.75 x 7, 192 pages. Signed on the title page in fountain pen, "Stanley Baldwin, Baldwin of Bewdley." In fine condition.

Now At: $200 (1 bid)

DS in Spanish, four pages, 8.5 x 13, August 3, 1959. An official decree accepting the resignation of Miguel Gonzalez Santin from the Ministry of Communications. Boldly signed at the conclusion by Prime Minister Fidel Castro, President Osvaldo Dorticos Torrados, and Minister of Communications Enrique Oltuski, with all three adding their initials to the left border of each preceding page. In fine c…

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TLS signed “Maling Soong Chiang,” one page, 7 x 10.5, Headquarters of the Generalissimo, China letterhead, January 12, 1946. Wonderful letter to Rev. W. B. Lee in Brazil, in part: "Your monthly contributions towards the care of our war orphans are much appreciated. You will be glad to learn that some of the children have already become self-supporting. But for the others, we are still…

Now At: $390 (6 bids)

Israeli military leader and politician (1915-1981) who served as defence minister during the Six-Day War and later as the country's foreign minister. Glossy 8 x 10 photo of Dayan wearing his eye patch, signed in black felt tip, "M. Dayan." In fine condition.

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Communique album by Dire Straits, signed on the front cover in silver ink by Mark Knopfler, John Illsley, Alan Clark, Hal Lindes, Tommy Mandel, and Terry Williams. In fine condition. The record is included.

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TLS signed “Yours sincerely, Anthony Eden,” one page, 7.5 x 9.5, Foreign Office letterhead, January 16, 1936. Letter to Irene Ward, in full: "Thank you so much for your letter. I am most grateful for your congratulations and good wishes, and I do most sincerely appreciate the thought that prompted you to write. I do remember a Wilcox quite well, who was bandmaster in my regiment. I wi…

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Matte-finish 6 x 9.5 photo of the Indian prime minister, signed in the lower border in blue ink, "Indira Gandhi, 1982." In very good to fine condition, with some creasing and rippling to the borders, and a paperclip impression to the top edge.

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Two limited edition Gateway covers with silk cachets honoring Gorbachev and the 250th anniversary of Thomas Jefferson's birth, numbered 589 and 622/1500, both signed in blue ballpoint by Mikhail Gorbachev. In overall fine condition, with a Mounted Memories hologram affixed to one, and the other affixed to a slightly larger card.

Now At: $242 (2 bids)

Desirable Czech lunch menu from April 25, 1926, one page, 4.75 x 8, signed in fountain pen by the first and second presidents of Czechoslovakia, "T. G. Masaryk" and "Dr. E. Benes." In fine condition, with adhesive remnants to reverse.

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President of the French Second Republic and as Napoleon III, the ruler of the Second French Empire (1808-1873). Untranslated ALS in French, signed “Louis Napoleon,” one page, 5.25 x 8, February 26, [no year]. In fine condition, with scattered light creasing, and a faint offset of a portrait engraving.

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Original pen-and-ink sketch of Nehru in profile accomplished by an unknown artist on an off-white 8 x 11 card, signed in ballpoint, "Jawaharlal Nehru." An annotation on the reverse indicates that he "signed it standing up" during a reception in his honor. In fine condition.

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Vietnamese leader (1930-2011) who served as chief of the Vietnam Air Force in the 1960s, prime minister of South Vietnam from 1965-1967, and vice-president under Nguyen Van Thieu. Vintage matte-finish 9.25 x 7 photo of Nguyen Cao Ky at his desk, boldly signed in black ink. In very good condition, with light spotting, and somewhat heavy creasing.

Now At: $200 (1 bid)

French statesman (1860-1934) who was Prime Minister of France on five separate occasions and who served as President from 1913 to 1920. ALS in French, signed "R. Poincare," one page, 4.5 x 7, Senate letterhead, February 19, 1921. Letter to a colleague. In full (translated): "I hasten to confirm what I told you on the Senate floor. I do accept to take part in the committee of the association you pr…

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Color satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of the G-7 Economic Summit leaders at the University of Toronto in 1988, signed in black felt tip by Margaret Thatcher and Helmut Kohl. Reverse bears an "Official Photograph / The White House" stamp. In fine condition, with an area of light creasing to the right edge. Accompanied by a transmittal slip from Thatcher's assistant.

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Signed book: The Downing Street Years. First edition. NY: HarperCollins, 1993. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.5 x 9.5, 914 pages. Signed in blue ink on a "No. 10 Downing Street" bookplate affixed to the first free end page. In fine condition, with a price-clipped front flap.

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Satin-finish 5 x 7 half-length photo of Margaret Thatcher, signed in the lower border in black felt tip. In very fine condition.

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Four hardcover books signed by world leaders and activists, including: Lech Walesa (A Way of Hope); Desmond Tutu (Easton Press edition of No Future Without Forgiveness); and Vaclav Havel (2, Disturbing the Peace and Open Letters). In overall fine condition, with PSA/DNA labels affixed to the signed pages of both Havel books. Accompanied by certificates of authenticity from PSA/DNA for both Havel …

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