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Very attractive display box constructed of wood removed from the hull of the USS Constitution during the frigate's historic 1927 restoration, measuring 7.25 x 4.25 x 2.5, with the box front bearing the original bronze plate, which reads: "This material was taken from the original hull of the U.S. Frigate Constitution, Keel laid 1794, Rebuilding 1927." The handsome box lid features a 2.5&Prime…

Now At: $1,129 (13 bids)

Appealing pair of foundry cast bronze bookends made from metal reclaimed during the 1927 restoration of the USS Constitution. Each bookend measures 5.75 x 6.5 and features a ship's wheel on a lead-weighted base, which reads: "This material was taken from US Frigate Constitution 1927." In overall fine condition. The metal rigging items for the USS Constitution were originally supplied by Paul …

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Very attractive bookend made from reclaimed wood removed from the hull of the USS Constitution during its 1927 renovation, measuring 6.75″ x 3.75″ x 7.25″, with the original bronze plate attached to the plinth: "This material was taken from the original hull of the U.S. Frigate Constitution, Keel laid 1794, Rebuilding 1927." This uncommon example was shaped in the form of a bree…

Now At: $242 (2 bids)

Civil War-dated LS signed “R. E. Lee, Maj. Genl. Commd,” one page both sides, 7.75 x 9.75, May 11, 1861. Letter to Major Francis M. Boykin, written from the headquarters of Virginia's forces at Richmond just one month after the bombardment of Fort Sumter. In full: "Your letter of the 7th has just been received and I regret to learn that the prospect of assembling the Volunteer For…

Now At: $2,200 (11 bids)

Republican politician (1816-1881) who was the first Civil War veteran to serve as governor of Minnesota; in his final address to the legislature, he strongly but unsuccessfully urged adoption of a black suffrage amendment to the state constitution. Uncommon 2.5 x 4 carte-de-visite photo of Miller in uniform, published by Whitney's Gallery of St. Paul, boldly signed in ink, "Very Respf'y yo…

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Fabled Confederate general (1833-1864) best known for his consummate skill in reconnaissance and as a cavalry officer. After leading successful offensive actions during the Northern Virginia Campaign—as well as a 'late,' disastrous showing at Gettysburg, which led to a personal rebuke by Lee—Stuart was killed during the Overland Campaign at the age of 31. Neat and crisp ink sig…

Now At: $1,264 (12 bids)

United States Marine Corps corporal (1925-1979) who participated in the Battle of Iwo Jima during World War II. He is generally (but incorrectly) remembered as one of the six flag-raisers who helped raise the second U.S. flag atop Mount Suribachi on February 23, 1945. World War II-dated ALS signed seven times, "R. A. Gagnon," and once, “Rene,” seven pages, 6.25 x 9.75, December 6, 1944…

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Vintage matte-finish 6.5 x 8.5 photo of Gen. Patton in his tank helmet, binoculars in hand, nicely signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "From one Skeeter to another, G. S. Patton, Jr.” In fine condition, with some light silvering, and a surface crease touching the helmet.

Now At: $2,100 (14 bids)

World War II-dated TLS signed "G. S. Patton, Jr.," one onionskin page, 8 x 6.25, Headquarters Seventh Army letterhead, November 12, 1943. Letter of thanks to a woman. In full: "Thanks very much for the Christmas cards which are charming and deeply appreciated. Also, thanks for the interesting snapshots of the cold weather. Fortunately for us, we have not seen snow since leaving home." Letter is a…

Now At: $220 (3 bids)

Iconic original color 9 x 12.5 World War II poster distributed by the US Treasury in 1945, showing the classic image of the Iwo Jima flag raising, with "7th War Loan Now…All Together," in white text below the image. Printed at the bottom is "U.S. Government Printing Office: 1945-O-637980." Affixed to an off-white 10.5 x 14 heavyweight sheet. In fine condition, with a smoothed and unobtrusive cent…

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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…

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Qing Empire general (1823-1901) who quelled several major rebellions and served as the premier viceroy of Zhili and the minister of Belyang from 1871 to 1895. Bold ink signature in Chinese on an off-white 6.5 x 8 sheet, annotated along the bottom, "Sept. 1896 - Wash. D.C." In fine condition.

Now At: $533 (4 bids)

British soldier and administrator (1861-1936) most famous for his role during World War I, in which he led the Egyptian Expeditionary Force in the conquest of Palestine and Syria in 1917 and 1918. Two ALSs signed "Allenby," both one page, 5 x 8, The Residency (Cairo) letterhead, dated circa 1923. The first, in part: "Many thanks for your book of poems 'Two Gardens,' which I am delighted to…

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Glossy 10 x 8 photo of Anderson with his fighter plane, signed in black felt tip, "C. E. 'Bud' Anderson, WWII Triple Ace." In fine condition.

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ALS, four pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 6, 32 Prince gate letterhead, July 1, 1911. Handwritten letter to William Henry Rideing, in part: "I don't know how to apologize sufficiently for my absence yesterday. I was called away on urgent business by the telephone. I thought it would be a matter of a few minutes; instead of which I was delayed over half an hour & got back to the Merce…

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French military officer (1763-1844) who was appointed Marshal of France by Napoleon and later became King of Sweden (as Charles XIV Johan) and King of Norway (as Charles III John) from 1818 until his death. LS in French, signed "J. B. J. Bernadotte," three pages on two adjoining sheets, 8.5 x 11.5, Liberie Egalite letterhead, August 15, 1804. Lengthy letter, with several corrections in Bernadotte&…

Now At: $242 (3 bids)

Scarce original issue of The New York Times from Monday, April 10, 1865, with headline banner to left side proclaiming: “UNION, VICTORY! PEACE! Surrender of General Lee and His Whole Army, The Work of Palm Sunday, Final Triumph of the Army of the Potomac, The Strategy and Diplomacy of Lieut.-Gen. Grant., Terms and Conditions of the Surrender.” The front page, 14.5 x 20.5, features dra…

Now At: $220 (2 bids)

Civil War-era diary of Lottie A. Howe, a young woman teacher from Billerica, Massachusetts, kept from 1857 through 1865, 6.75 x 7.75, with fascinating content expressing her feelings on Union meetings, dressmaking, celebrations, deaths, weddings, and teaching. Some notable entries: July 7, 1863: "Heard of Vicksburg's surrender before we arrived…the war news now are very encouraging but so te…

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Interesting page featuring a "View of Washington City" and "Military Map of Maryland & Virginia" by Charles Magnus, 8.25 x 10.5, with annotations indicating the bridge into Virginia, the White House, and where a New York regiment camped at the outset of the Civil War. An ink note on the reverse reads: "This map given to me by Mr. Albert Hastings. Issued 1861 at commencement of North & Sou…

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Businessman, educator, and politician (1807-1866) who was appointed Union colonel of the 6th Wisconsin Infantry, a regiment that would earn fame as part of the 'Iron Brigade.' Cutler's first important field service was at the Second Bull Run where he was severely wounded in the leg. He subsequently was in action at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and the 1864 Virginia cam…

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Four items signed in blue ballpoint by General James H. Doolittle, "J. H. Doolittle"—three commemorative covers, 9.5 x 4.25 and 8.5 x 5.5, two marked "Via Air Mail," with cachets honoring the Hindenburg, the Long Beach Golden Jubilee, and the official opening of the Glenn H. Curtis Airport; and a glossy 8 x 10 Mutual of Omaha photo of Doolittle. In overall fine condition.

Now At: $200 (1 bid)

Matte-finish 8 x 10 Mutual of Omaha photo of Doolittle in uniform, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, "To Michael Hurwitz: With every good wish, J. H. Doolittle.” In fine condition.

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Civil War-dated manuscript endorsement, signed "J. A. Early, Maj. Genl.," on an off-white 3 x 2.75 lightly-lined slip. Endorsement reads, "Head Qrs. Early's Div. 20 April 1864, Resp. Forwarded. Approved." Slip is affixed to a slightly larger card. In very good to fine condition, with heavy soiling, light staining, and all the handwriting light but completely legible.

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Color 24 x 18 print of a Harley Copic painting entitled ‘Atomic Warfare Is Born,’ which shows the Enola Gay flying over Japan, with a large pillar of smoke rising up from the city of Hiroshima, signed in the lower border in blue felt tip, "Paul W. Tibbets—Pilot." In fine condition, with some scattered creases.

Now At: $200 (1 bid)