World Leaders and Politicians (47)

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Turkish army officer, statesman, and writer (1881-1938) credited as the founder of the Republic of Turkey. Rare and bold fountain pen signature, "Gazi M. Kemal," on an off-white 6 x 9.5 sheet hand-embellished with a calligraphic title and postage stamp of the Turkish leader. In fine condition. Ataturk was given the title of "Gazi" by the Grand National Assembly following his defeat of the Greeks …

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Prussian statesman and First Chancellor of the German Empire (1815-1898). Vintage matte-finish 3.75 x 5.5 full-length photo of Otto von Bismarck seated in his uniform, affixed to the original 5 x 7 mount, signed on the mount in bold ink, "v. Bismarck." In fine condition, with toning from prior display.

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Exceptional vintage matte-finish 8.75 x 10.75 photo of Chiang Kai-shek in uniform, affixed to its original 12 x 15 mount, boldly signed and inscribed on the mount in ink in Chinese. Blindstamped in the lower right corner by the Omea photography studio. Framed and in very good to fine condition, with some creasing to the mount, a few small creases to the image, and light silvering along its perime…

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Two items: a vintage matte-finish photo of Clementine Churchill, affixed to the original 4 x 4.75 studio mount, signed on the mount in fountain pen, "Christmas wishes & many thanks for your kindness, Clementine S. Churchill"; and a vintage Christmas card with printed text on front, 4.5 x 6.25, signed on the front in fountain pen, "Clementine S. Churchill," with interior featuring a splendid f…

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TLS signed “Winston S. Churchill” and "App'd, ER," one page, 7.5 x 9.5, 10 Downing Street letterhead, December 28, 1954. Official recommendation submitted by Prime Minister Churchill to Queen Elizabeth II, in full: "Sir Winston Churchill, with his humble duty to The Queen, has the honour to recommend that William Rankine Milligan, Esquire, Q.C., be sworn of Your Majesty's most…

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Italian patriot and soldier (1807-1882) best known for leading the attack of the 'Red Shirts' on Sicily in 1860. Scarce 4.25 x 6.5 cabinet portrait of Giuseppe Garibaldi, signed in black ink, "G. Garibaldi." Published by Fratelli Alinari of Florence, Italy. In very good to fine condition, with some light soiling and staining.

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Vintage glossy 6.25 x 9.25 photo of Ho Chi Minh crouched down among numerous children during his visit to Germany in July 1957, signed in black ink. In fine condition. Our first signed portrait of Ho Chi Minh in 12 years.

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Scarce glossy 9.25 x 7.25 photo of Nikita Khrushchev smiling from behind his desk, signed in blue ink, "N. Khrushchev." In fine condition, with scattered light creasing.

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Political leader (1928-2019) who served as premier of the People's Republic of China from 1987 through 1998, best known for declaring martial law and backing the use of force to quell the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989. Leatherbound guestbook from the British embassy in China, circa 1982-83, 10.25 x 8.25, containing more than 300 signatures by relevant figures in politics, science, and cult…

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Appealing glossy 4 x 5.75 silver gelatin photo of Nelson Mandela, signed in black ink, "N. Mandela, 9-12-96." In fine condition, with a few small creases, and a paperclip impression to the top edge.

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Appealing 4 x 5.75 signed German postcard photo of the Indian prime minister, signed in the lower border in black felt tip, "Jawaharlal Nehru." fine condition.

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Vintage glossy 6.25 x 8 photo of the Ethiopian emperor clad in his decorated military uniform and seated atop a white horse, signed in ink by Haile Selassie, "H. R. R. 1936." In very good to fine condition, with scattered light creasing, and a light paperclip impression to the top edge.

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First President of South Korea (1875-1965) from 1948 until his resignation in 1960. Uncommon glossy 8 x 10 official Korean Air Force photo of Rhee greeting General Nathan Twining, boldly signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "To General Nathan F. Twining, with sincere personal regards, Syngman Rhee, Nov. 15, 1955." Reverse bears a Korean Air Force ink stamp. In fine condition, with scattered light…

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Military and political leader of the Haitian Revolution, born a slave, who delivered both emancipation and independence to his people (1743-1803). Manuscript DS in French, signed “Toussaint Louverture,” one page, 7.75 x 12.5, January 18, 1802. Untranslated military document from Saint-Domingue, signed at the conclusion by Louverture as governor-general. In fine condition, with an irreg…

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Exceptional matte-finish 7.25 x 9.5 photo of Trotsky conversing with Communist artist Diego Rivera, signed and inscribed on the reverse in fountain pen, “To Comrade Ben Lieberman, Leon Trotsky, 20/I 1937, Mexico.” In very good condition, with two tears to lower edge, a crease to the lower right corner, missing lower left corner, and soiling to the signed side not adversely affecting T…

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Extremely rare matte-finish 6.75 x 10.75 photo of Villa in full uniform, prominently signed in ink, "Francisco Villa." Reverse bears a collector's notation in pencil, "Given to Maj. Aultman by Villa-1915. They had met while then Maj. Aultman was at Fort Bliss, Texas." In very good condition, with trimmed edges, clipped corner tips, a small repaired tear to top edge, and a fleck of surface loss to …

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Russian greeting card slip sent to Valentina Ivanov for the 1971 New Year, 7 x 4, signed in blue ballpoint by Yuri Andropov. In very fine condition.

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Glossy 7.25 x 10 photo of Yasir Arafat in a jovial pose, signed in red ink, "Y. Arafat." Reverse bears a pair of wire photo stamps and captions. In fine condition, with small corner creases.

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British statesman (1852-1928) who served as prime minister from 1908 to 1916. ALS signed “H. H. Asquith,” one page, 4.75 x 3, 20 Cavendish Square letterhead, November 7, 1902. Handwritten letter to "Fraulein Heinsins," referring to his daughter Violet. In part: "I enclose cheque for £5. Thank you for your letter. We are very glad to have such good accounts of Violet & I hope …

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British Conservative statesman (1848-1930) who served as prime minister from 1902 to 1905; his Balfour Declaration, issued in 1917, established a national home in Palestine for the Jewish people. Scarce and early 4.25 x 6.5 cabinet photo of Balfour in formal attire by Russell & Sons, boldly signed in ink, "Arthur James Balfour." In very good to fine condition, with light scuffing to Balfour&#…

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British Conservative statesman (1848-1930) who served as prime minister from 1902 to 1905; his Balfour Declaration, issued in 1917, established a national home in Palestine for the Jewish people. ALS, one page, 4.5 x 7, personal letterhead, June 21, 1895. Handwritten letter to "Mr. Rideing," marked "Private." In part: "I will try and think whether there is any subject—political or otherwise…

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Prussian statesman and First Chancellor of the German Empire (1815-1898). LS in German, signed “Bismarck,” one page, 8.5 x 13.25, November 1, 1867. Untranslated letter signed by Bismarck, with a two-line autograph closing. In fine condition.

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British politician (1869-1940) who served as prime minister from 1937 to 1940, and is remembered for his foreign policy of appeasement toward Nazi Germany; by signing the Munich Agreement in 1938, he allowed Hitler to annex Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland in what is now recognized as one of the major early steps toward World War II. Vintage matte-finish 6.25 x 7.5 photo of Chamberlain seated in a…

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Chinese leader (1910-1988) and son of Chiang Kai-shek, who succeeded his father as premier and president of China, serving until his death. Glossy 5 x 7 photo of Chiang Ching-kuo at his desk, signed in ink in Chinese. Reverse is stamp-dated June 9, 1978 by the First Bureau of the Office of the President of the Republic of China. In fine condition, with two short tears to the bottom border, and tw…

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British statesman (1849-1895) and the father of Winston Churchill; he led the so-called Fourth Party, a group of Conservative members of Parliament who advocated social and constitutional reform. ALS signed “Randolph S. C.,” three pages both sides, 5.25 x 8.25, March 18, 1887. Handwritten letter to "Charlie," commenting on several political matters. In part: "Since we left Africa…I hav…

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Influential British statesman (1804-1865) associated with John Bright in the formation of the Anti-Corn Law League; an immensely important figure in classical-liberal thought in economics and international affairs. ALS signed “Ric. Cobden,” one page, 5.5 x 8.25, March 16, 1865. Handwritten letter to "Mr. Troupel," in part: "I am glad to hear that the trade in wine is increasing with th…

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Appreciably scarce 2.5 x 4 carte-de-visite portrait of Benjamin Disraeli, signed in black ink, "B. Disraeli." Published by Poulton of London. In fine condition, with scattered foxing. Our first signed photo of the twice-serving Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

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Haitian politician (1951-2014) who was the President of Haiti from 1971 until he was overthrown by a popular uprising in February 1986. He succeeded his father François ‘Papa Doc’ Duvalier and, after assuming power, introduced cosmetic changes to his father's regime and delegated much authority to his advisors. Thousands of Haitians were killed or tortured, and hundreds of t…

Now At: $220 (2 bids)

Satin-finish 3.75 x 6 three-quarter-length photo of the Indian leader, signed in blue ink, "Indira Gandhi, 1984." In fine condition, with two paperclip impressions to the top edge. Accompanied by a transmittal letter from October 10, 1984. A lovely portrait of the prime minister, dated to the year of her assassination.

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Semi-glossy 6 x 9 photo of the Indian prime minister, signed in the lower border in black felt tip, "Rajiv Gandhi, 12.11.85." In very good to fine condition, with scattered creases, primarily to the borders. Accompanied by the original transmittal letter from his office.

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LS in Italian, signed “G. Garibaldi,” one page, 5.25 x 8.25, May 15, 1865. Untranslated handwritten letter from Caprera. Affixed to a larger sheet and in fine condition, with some light staining.

Now At: $220 (2 bids)

Signed book in Cyrillic: Life and Reforms. First edition. Moscow: 1995. Hardcover with dust jacket, 7 x 9.5, 597 pages. Signed and inscribed in Russian on the first free end page in blue ballpoint (translated), "Respected Yakov Samoylovich! Accept from the author the best wishes, M. Gorbachev, 1 XI 95." In fine condition, with wear to the edges of the dust jacket.

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Great Canadian politician and statesman (1841-1919) who served as the seventh prime minister of Canada. TLS, two pages, 7.75 x 10, Privy Council, Canada letterhead, March 13, 1899. Letter replying to an invitation to a "re-union and banquet to be given by the London Club of the Ancient and Honourable Artillery Company, in the city of Boston," in part: "Unfortunately Parliament meets on the 16th. i…

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Italian patriot (1805-1872) who dedicated his life, much of which was spent in exile, to uniting his country under a republic. ALS in Italian, signed “Gius. Mazzini,” one page, 8.5 x 12.5, Repubblica Romana letterhead, June 21, 1849. Untranslated handwritten letter to an associate. In fine condition, with heavy intersecting folds. Led by Carlo Armellini, Giuseppe Mazzini, and Aurelio S…

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Bold ink signature, "Benito Mussolini, London, 12-Xber 1922,” on an off-white 4.5 x 3.5 card, with an affixed newspaper image of him above. In fine condition, with an affixed photo and rusty paperclip impression, both of which could be mostly matted out.

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Partly-printed DS in Italian, one page both sides, 9.75 x 14.5, December 2, 1928. An untranslated official three article document, boldly signed at the conclusion in ink, "Mussolini" and "Vittorio Emanuele." In fine condition, with some light staining to the right edge, and small slits along the left edge from removal from a binder.

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Prime Minister of Great Britain (1732-1792) who led the nation through most of the American War of Independence. He also held a number of other cabinet posts, including Home Secretary and Chancellor of the Exchequer. Scarce ALS signed “North,” one page, 7.25 x 9.25, November 12, no year. Handwritten letter, in part: "Since I wrote to you, I have consulted as many of my friends in the H…

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Vintage matte-finish 5.25 x 7.75 portrait of Park Chung-hee in a dignified formal pose, signed in black ink in Korean characters. Housed in its original presentation folder. In fine condition, with slightly irregular ink adhesion to signature.

Now At: $220 (2 bids)

Irish nationalist politician (1846-1891) who was a powerful advocate for Irish Home Rule. LS signed “Chas. S. Parnell,” one page, 4.5 x 7, black-bordered House of Commons letterhead, July 11, 1884. Letter to J. D. Petty, in part: "In answer to your letter, I beg to say that if you will come down to the House of Commons, and let me know before hand the day and time of your coming, I sha…

Now At: $242 (3 bids)

ALS signed "Evita," one page on thin onionskin paper, 9.25 x 6.25, LR1 Radio El Mundo Oficina de Prensa letterhead, no date. Letter to her mother and sisters. In full (translated): "I am very happy because we will begin a broadcast on LR1 in the coming month sponsored by Cocinero [Chef] oil Mondays and Thursdays at 9:00. Kisses for all." In very good to fine condition, with show-through from smal…

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Vintage matte-finish 4.5 x 7 head-and-shoulders portrait of Peron in a sleek suit and tie, signed and inscribed in Spanish in the lower border in fountain pen, "con todo afecto, Juan Peron, Madrid, 5 Nov. 1963." In very good to fine condition, with scattered creasing, and a short tear to the right edge.

Now At: $200 (1 bid)

British businessman, mining magnate, and politician in southern Africa (1853-1902) who served as Prime Minister of the Cape Colony from 1890 to 1896. A proponent of British imperialism, recent critics have characterized him as an architect of apartheid. ALS signed “C. J. Rhodes,” one page, 5 x 8, Burlington Hotel letterhead, no date. Handwritten letter to "Lady Lindsay," in full: "I ha…

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Signed book: The Downing Street Years. Later printing. 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 light edgewear to jacket.

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Satin-finish 4 x 5 photo of Margaret Thatcher, affixed to the original 6 x 8 cardstock mount, signed on the mount in fountain pen as prime minister. In fine condition. Accompanied by the original transmittal envelope and letter dated August 14, 1989.

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Longtime leader of Yugoslavia (born 1892) from 1945 until his death in 1980. Vintage matte-finish 5 x 7 photo of Tito, affixed to its original 7.25 x 9.75 mount, signed in fountain pen and dated May 14, 1959. In fine condition, with staple holes and light creasing to the corners of the mount.

Now At: $220 (2 bids)

British statesman (1676-1745) considered the first prime minister of Great Britain who served during the reigns of George I and II. Ink signature, "Walpole,” on an off-white 2.5 x 6.25 slip clipped from a document, also signed by two others. Affixed to a larger sheet and in very good condition, with light staining, edge loss, and a tear touching the end of the signature.

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British politician, evangelist and philanthropist (1759-1833) who played an important role in the movement to abolish slavery. Scarce title page of the "Sixth Report of the Directors of the African Institution," printed in London in 1812, 5.5 x 9, signed in the upper corner in ink, "W. Wilberforce." The African Institution, led by William Wilberforce and James Stephen, was founded in 1807 after Br…

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