August Auction Is Open For Bidding
Our Current Auction Closes Aug 9  
Home |Sitemap|Contact Us| Past Auctions  
 How to Bid   Register to Bid   Auctions   Consign   About US   Featured Lots 
If you don't have a Bidder Number, register now to bid!
back button 30 Minute Rule Begins on the Evening of August 9 at 7 PM ET
Item   Title MB Now at Next bid Bids New bid Max bid  
130   Matthew Ridgway  $200 Unopened $200 0 You must login to place a bid.

#130 - Matthew Ridgway

click to enlarge
Mouse Over to Zoom/Click to Enlarge

Description                           Estimate: $200+          

TLS signed “Matt,” one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, August 30, 1967. Letter to Lt. General Geoffrey Keyes, in part: "I moved the 5´ steel filing cabinets in my Study closet today, and found the enclosed Certificate of appointment of my dear Classmate, Ray Harrison, as a West Point Cadet. It came to me from the Military Academy long after both Ray and Cita had passed on. I had written to ask the circumstances and all Headquarters could tell me was that it had been received from the Post Office in Pittsburgh with the notation 'Found loose in the mail.' That I should long since have put the family in possession of this document goes without saying. As best I can remember, I tried to trace it, meanwhile putting it aside to await results. Evidently it fell behind the cabinet. I forgot it. It only turned up to day. My sincere apologies to all members of the family. I send it to you, not knowing the address of any of the others." In fine condition, with a stain to the lower left corner.

This item is Pre-Certified!
Purchase a third-party full letter of authenticity for $20.
No extra postage and no long delays!
Click here if you are interested.

back button
Help links  
Learn more about our autograph authentication experts...
Buyer's Premium   The Bidder acknowledges and agrees that a 22.5% buyer’s premium will be added to the hammer price on all individual Timed Auction lots. For additional information view our complete terms and conditions.
Your bid is a contract  Placing a bid online means you agree to abide by the terms and conditions listed by RRAuction.
Payment methods accepted  Money Order, Cashier's Check, Personal Check, or Wire Transfer.
Payment for items won in auction 506 is due by Monday, August 21st unless prior arrangements have been made. Late payment may result in suspension of your bidding privileges.
Condition An item’s general condition is rated on an ascending scale of 1 to 4: good, very good, fine, very fine. Additional specific details that would not be obvious from the illustration, if any, are mentioned in the description.
Further descriptions You can call us or email us if you'd like us to answer questions about these items.