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Auctions 1-50 of 86
Lot 14
Large Sporting Illustration

Early 20th century. Oil on canvas, depicting hunters in a winter wilderness; 51 x 78 in. (sight).

Lot 33
George Marshall Martin (American, 20th century), Plus

Losantaville Courtetching signed l.r.framed9.75 x 6 in. (plate size)PLUS, a print by Roland Burvill Johnston depicting a destroyed covered bridge on Wilmington Pike, signed and dated l.r. Matted and framed; 6.75 x 9.5 in. (sight).

Lot 88
End Table with Burled Walnut Veneer

American, ca 1980. A three tiered square end table with burled walnut veneer; ht. 24, wd. 26, dp. 26 in.

Lot 157
F. Werner Pen and Ink of Trent, 1918

Continental, 20th century. A pen and ink drawing of Trent, signed, titled and dated l.r. Matted and framed; 9 x 12.5 in. (sight).

Lot 168
Night Landscape, Signed Eleanor Hicklills

Oil on canvas. A night time landscape with windmill, signed l.r. Framed; 21.5 x 27.5 in. (sight). 

Lot 224
Silver Plated Burner

20th century. A silverplated burner with light detailing and a silverplated lid; lg. 17 in.

Lot 246
Japanese Celadon Crackled Glaze Plates, Plus

Japanese, mid-20th century. A pair of round plates with embossed floral motifs to center and underglaze mark to underside, PLUS, a brown lacquer wall shelf with duck decorations; plate dia. 8 in. (each), shelf ht. 11 in.

Lot 59
Ronald Reagan Personalized Photograph, Plus Souvenir Photos of George H.W. Bush

Lot of seven presidential items. The first lot is a framed 8 x 10 in. portrait of Ronald Reagan with a printed, personalized message to Mary Hamelberg and what appears to be an autopen signature. Included with Reagan items are a facsimile card with his signature, and a typed letter on White House stationary from his Director of correspondence, Anne Higgins, and an White House envelope. There is also a 3.5 x 5.5 ...

Lot 60
Bill Clinton Magazine Clipping Signed as President, Plus

A two item lot that includes a red and blue mounted magazine clipping of signed by President Bill Clinton during his presidency and a facsimile signature from the President on a White House card. The magazine clipping measures 3.5x6.75 in. Items come with a certificate of authenticity from History Makers, Inc. in Indianapolis, IN from 1994.

Lot 62
Group of 20th Century Newspapers Covering Presidential Elections & Deaths, Apollo 1 Disaster, & More

Collection of 16 newspapers covering many major events from 1963-2003 such as the assassination of President Kennedy; the death and funeral of President Eisenhower; the Apollo 1 disaster; President Reagan's announcement of his diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease; plus many more from the Columbus Evening Dispatch and Chillicothe Gazette.

Lot 92
Late 18th Century American Newspapers, Incl. Maryland Journal and the Baltimore Advertiser, 1773, & American Mercury, 1796

Lot includes: American Mercury, Oct. 31, 1796, Vol. XIII, No. 643. Many articles by "General George Washington. The Army of Italy, French accounts, signed (in paper) by N. Bonaparte." Corner missing, with some staining.The Maryland Journal and the Baltimore Advertiser. Friday, Aug. 20, 1773. Many articles including slaves, Mt. Vernon, land owners wanting to buy slaves and rewards for missing slaves. With some staining.

Lot 93
Early-to-Mid 19th Century Newspapers, Incl. July 1805 Issue of The Universal Gazette with Letter from Meriwether Lewis, Group of Eight

Lot of eight newspapers from early-to-mid 19th century. One particular issue of note is a 1805 issue of the Universal Gazette which contains a printed letter from American explorer, Merryweather Lewis. "I have but little doubt we will be fired upon by the Sioux," writes Lewis, "the have pledged to us that they will not yield, while there is a man among them who is living." Despite foreseen setbacks Lewis, wrote optimistically ...

Lot 94
Early 19th Century Archive Related to Colonel Warren Story & Dunbarton, NH, Including Numerous Legal Documents & Receipts

Lot of 115+. Mostly receipts and a few contracts for payment, (one for $339.84, although for what is not clear, another is an agreement to pay $50, yet another has to do with horses) all related to Col. Warren Story of Dunbarton, NH. The vast majority are from 1833 and 1834 and relate to payment of debts from Story's estate, although 15 have sections written by Warren Story, himself, many with later docketing as the debts were paid. There is ...

Lot 100
CSA Lt. General A.P. Hill, Clipped Signature

A.P. Hill (1825-1865). Confederate General KIA during the Union Army's offensive at the Third Battle of Petersburg. Clipped signature with rank signed by A. P. Hill, 3.5 in. x 2.5 in., on blue paper clipped from a larger document. Written in another hand, Head Qtrs. 3rd Army 12 March 1864. Re forwarded approval. Signed, A.P. Hill.

Lot 101
CSA Lt. General Simon B. Buckner, Signed Cabinet Photograph

Cabinet card photograph featuring a vignetted view of General Simon B. Buckner in his Confederate uniform, with three stars visible on his collar. Signed below portrait S. B. Buckner/ Lieut General. No studio imprint. Buckner was made a Lieutenant General on September 20, 1864, and this card was likely signed by him ca 1865. During the Civil War, Buckner (1823-1914) was posted primarily in the Weste...

Lot 102
CSA Captains William K. Bachman, German Light Artillery, and F.L. Childs, Charleston Arsenal, 1861 ANsS Regarding Accoutrements

Lot of 2, including:    William K. Bachman (1830-1901). Confederate Captain and Commander of the German Light Artillery. ANS on partially printed document, 1p, 5.5 x 4.25 in., dated August 31, 1861, Charleston, SC. RECEIVED in good order, from Captain Lee A. Q. M. at Hamstead Capt W. K. Bachman / German Volunteers One box Accoutrements. Wm. K. Bachman Capt. German Volunteers Bachman's no...

Lot 103
A.P. Aldrich ALsS, July 1863, Referencing Slave Labor Under CSA Gen. Beauregard

Lot of 2, including:    Hand Written letter, 1pg. Quarto, measuring 7.75 x 9.75 in. Barnwell CH 4 July, 1863 My Dear Truffle I have been called on to know how to make out a claim against the Government for Slaves lost while engaged in work in the fortifications around Charleston – Will you be good enough to write me what is required & if you laid down any rules, please send me a copy. Yours truly ...

Lot 104
Confederate Manuscript Special Orders 255 Signed by John Otey, AADG Gen. Beauregard

Manuscript letter, 1p, quarto,  8 x 10.25 in. Head Quarters Department of South Carolina and Georgia Charleston, S.C. December 17, 1862 So much of the 2 part VIII S. C 252 C S from these Hd. Qtrs. As related to the GA troops is revoked and they will remain Brigadierd as ordered by Brig Gen. Mercer. Part VIII S C 252 C S from these Hd. Qtrs. Is revoked and a battery will be attached to each Brigade. Part 1 SC No. 252 from these Hd. Q...

Lot 105
CSA General Daniel H. Hill CDV

Rare, vignetted view of Confederate General Daniel Harvey Hill in uniform, no backmark. Brother-in-law to Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, Hill (1821-1889) became colonel of the 1st North Carolina Infantry at the outbreak of the Civil War, and he quickly attained the rank of brigadier general. Hill served the Confederacy with distinction in the East until he was transferred to the Army of Tennessee, where he ...

Lot 106
Confederate General Jubal Early CDV

CDV of Jubal Early after lithograph or engraving, clipped on the bottom edges and no back stamp.

Lot 114
Pamphlet Promoting Gettysburg Cyclorama, Plus Circular Civil War Map

A large 6x10 in pamphlet for the Cyclorama of the Battle of Gettysburg, displayed in Boston in 1886, writes detailed a account of major moments and important figures during Pickett's charge. It has a lithographed portrait of a battle scene and several portraits of leaders such as Lincoln and several generals. The Boston Cyclorama Company published the piece in 1886. The sec...

Lot 120
Envelope addressed to Adolf Hitler

6 x 5 in. envelope addressed to Nazi party leader, Adolf Hitler. Recovered from files captured from the Obersalzberg.

Lot 131
Explorers Robert Byrd, Paul Siple, and Robert Baker, Signed Cover Commemorating 100th Anniversary Commissioning of Abraham Lincoln as Postmaster

Measuring 8.5x14 in, this signed cover from Paul A. Siple, Robert Byrd, and Robert Baker commemorating the 100th anniversary of naming Abraham Lincoln post-master general. The signatures are on a mass reproduced letter from boy scout Matthew S. Marsh and is franked by postmaster, Abraham Lincoln in 1835. The original letter was previously in the collection of Oliver R. Barrett of Chicago. It does note that Lincoln was nam...

Lot 133
Lot of Autographs from Authors, Explorers, and More

Lot of letters and notes written to Henry Rood in the early 20th century. Most are from authors, but they are authors of many "stripes" - politicians, explorers, an astronomer, a stage actor, as well as writers - including a Pulitzer prize winner. These include: Vilhjalmur Stefansson, Charles Sheldon, Richard Henry Stoddard, Henry Cabot Lodge, William Dean Howells, Francis Hopkinson Smith, William Borah, Elihu Root, William Tisdale, Wil...

Lot 134
Walter Wellman ANS and Clipped Signature of Lowell Thomas

ANS on 5 x 8 in. card with The Chicago Herald, Washington Office letterhead, signed Walter Wellman. Received 22 Nov. 1894. Wellman is requesting from Mr. Hill the photos, negatives, etc. of the Arctic series. Walter E. Wellman (1858-1934) was a journalist and explorer. Born in Mentor, Ohio (the adopted home of future president James Garfield), Wellman became the Washington correspondent for the Herald.He had that "exploratory gene," ...

Lot 143
Apollo 17 Astronaut, Eugene Cernan, Signed Print

Signed 10 x 8 in. portrait of astronaut Eugene Cernan (1934-present), saluting the flag on the Apollo 17 mission. The recto has more information to the exact details of the photograph. Cernan commanded the Apollo 17 mission, the last of a series of Apollo missions on the moon. The three day surface trip endeavored to collect samples from the lunar highland. The mission ended with the safe landing and retrieval of Cernan and his crew....

Lot 145
Soviet/Russian Cosmonaut Alexey Leonov Signed Postcard

Leonov, Alexey (1934-present). Russian Cosmonaut. Signed postcard. 4 x 6 in. 1 p.    Russian cosmonaut Alexey Leonov was the first man to ever step outside of a spacecraft in 1965. He was a member of several other missions and logged over 7 days in space. His walk lasted over twenty minutes because of air pressure problems in his suit which happened right before re-entering the shuttle. 

Lot 147
Ticknor's Life of William Prescott, 1864, with ALS

Ticknor, George. Life of William Hickling Prescott. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1864. Large 8vo, green cloth with gilt device and border on front, gilt lettering on spine; x, 491pp. Tipped in ALS from Ticknor to Rev. D. Pierce requesting information about the number of Congregational ministers and parishes in 1800, 1815, 1825, and 1835. 1p, (6.5 x 9 in.), Boston, 13 Apr. 1835. Also a tipped in engraving of Prescott on second fep, and a couple of ...

Lot 158
19th and Early 20th Century Authors, Group of Autographs Incl. Frances Hodgson Burnett, Julian Hawthorne, and Edmund Clarence Stedman

Lot of 12 autographed items from 19th and 20th century authors. Two autographs of particular note are poet and publisher of The Poets of America, Edmund Clarence Stedman (1833-1908) and the author of Little Lord Fauntleroy and other children's literature, Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924). Other autographs include: son of Nathaniel Hawthorne, author and journalist Julian Hawthorne (1846-1934); Mary Elizabe...

Lot 161
Inspirational Writer & Poet, Helen Steiner Rice, Collection of Signed Greeting Cards, Calendars, & More

Lot of 30 items, 10 signed by inspirational writer and poet Helen Steiner Rice (1900-1981). Includes Christmas cards, birthday cards, sympathy cards, calendars, small bound collections of poems, and church bulletins. Helen Steiner Rice worked as a greeting card artist and poet. She was not a stranger to heart ache. She lost her father to influenza at the age of 18. Her husband also committed suicide after he lost his job as vice-president of a...

Lot 163
Helen Keller Printed American Foundation for the Blind Card

A 3.5 x 4.5 in. facsimile signed printed card of Helen Keller for the American Foundation for the Blind.

Lot 168
Journalists, Editors and Publishers, Collection of Autographs Incl. Mrs. Charles Knox, Wilbur D. Nesbit, and Russell Doubleday

Lot of 22, comprised of signatures from editors and publishers including: Mrs. Charles Knox (1857-1950) an adept business woman who lead the Knox Gelatin Factory through the Great Depression without having to release its workers; Wilbur D. Nesbit (1871-1927), an American humorist and poet; the vice-president of Doubleday Publishing Group, Russell Doubleday, whose brother, Frank Nelson Do...

Lot 169
University Educators, Group of Eleven Autographs Incl. Edward Channing, C.R. Richards, David Starr Jordan, James B. Angell

Lot of 11, including signed cards, clipped signatures, and typed letters signed by the following University educators: acclaimed historian Dr. Edward Channing (1856-1931), author of the 1926 Pulitzer Prize winning six volume piece, The History of the United States; TLS from the longest serving president at the University of Michigan,  James B. Angell (1829-1916); educator, C.R. Richards; founding president of Stanfor...

Lot 170
American Religious Leaders, Autographs from Robert J. Burdette, Dennis Joseph Dougherty, Sister S.M. Evangeline and More

Lot of 6, featuring autographs from American religious leaders, including: humorist and Baptist clergyman, Robert J. Burdette (1844-1914); Archbishop of Philadelphia, Cardinal Dennis Joseph Dougherty (1865-1951); Sister S.M. Evangeline, a religious activist for the education of children with special needs; a telegram from Rabbi Dr. Joseph J. Schwartz who served as chief of European operations for the Americ...

Lot 174
Professional Musicians, Autographs incl. Germaine Schnitzer and Vaughn B. Monroe

Lot of 6 cards signed by professional musicians: Germaine Schnitzer (1889-1984), a female French concert pianist whose promising career was interrupted by a tragic car accident that left her paralyzed; band leader, trumpet, baritone singer, and actor, Vaughn Monroe (1911-1973); signer, Lenora Cortez; harpist, Alberto Salvi; and performer at the Royal Academy of music, Ella Spravka (1878-?).

Lot 182
Screenwriters, Playwright, and Theatre Producer, Autographs Incl. Gus Hill, Richard Pryce, Crane Wilbur, Clara Berenger, and A.E. Thomas

Lot of 5 items related to screenwriters, a playwright, and theater producer, including: a signed card from Welsh playwright Richard Pryce; a 5 x 7 in. signed photograph of Crane Wilbur (1886-1973), an accomplished writer and director of at least 67 silent movies; a clipped signature from producer of comic theater, Gus Hill (1858-1937); a signed card from Broadway playwright A.E. Thomas (1857-1934); and a note on Lasky Stu...

Lot 183
Film Actresses, Twelve Autographs incl. Hilda Clark and Jessie Busley

Lot of 12 cards signed by various film actresses, including: Hilda Clark (1872-1932), model, actress, and the first woman ever featured on a Coca-Cola tin advertising tray; Jessie Busley (1869-1950), a comedian and actress whose career lasted over 60 years; acclaimed Shakespearean actress, Julia Marlowe (1865-1950); Helena Modjeska, a Polish Shakespearean actress who immigrated to the United States with her husb...

Lot 185
Actors and Actresses from the 19th Century, 28 Signatures, Featuring Nellie Farren, Steele Mackaye and Gilda Varesi

Lot of 28 19th century actors and actresses including: international comedic star; John E. Owens; one of the most popular and acclaimed actors of the era, E.L. Davenport; actress Lillian Foster; Rosa Rand, an actress best known for her "grand dame roles;" Canadian-American actor Walter Pidgeon who stared in Mrs. Miniver, The Bad and the Beautiful, Forbidden Planet, Advise & Consent, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Funny G...

Lot 186
Actors and Actresses from the 20th Century, 23 Autographs Incl. John Garrick, Ellen Terry and Ralph Richardson

A collection of 23 signatures from stars of the 20th century stage and screen. Includes famed London Shakespeare actress, Ellen Terry (1847-1928); vaudeville and film actor, John Garrick (1902-1966); the first Chinese-American movie star Anna May Wong (1935-1905); Ralph Richardson (1902-1983), an actor who dominated the British stage and silver screen during his career; American actress, writer, and...

Lot 187
Early Comedians from Vaudeville, Radio and Film

Lot of 9 photographs, seven framed and two loose with inscriptions to Lois DeFee, a 6'4 burlesque star who started her career as a bouncer. Items include:    A 9 x 11 in. frame of famous comedian and singer, Joe Lewis. He personally inscribes on his photograph: "To Lois, My best wishes for you. Sincerely, Joe Lewis." Lewis began his career in cabarets and night clubs in Chicago. Celebrities such as Charlie Chaplin,...

Lot 190
Signed Photo of Arthur Treacher

8 x 10 in., not framed. “For Lois (The Tall) – From Arthur (the Tallest)”  Arthur Veary Treacher (1894-1975) was an English actor who began his film career in the 1930s, including roles in four Shirley Temple films; he played the butler, "Jeeves," in two of those films; another roles was Constable Jones in Mary Poppins.

Lot 191
Signed Photo of Gene Kelly

7.25 x 9.25 – “To Lois – As always – my best – Gene K –“ Gene Kelly (Eugene Curran Kelly, 1912-1996) won the Academy Honorary Award in 1952 for career achievements, Kennedy Center Honors (1982); SAG and American Film Institute also gave him awards. The latter (AFI) also numbered him 15th in "Greatest Male Stars of All Time" (as of 1999). Inscribed to Lois DeFee.

Lot 195
Harry Richman Group - Letters, Photo, Book

Richman, Harry. A Hell of a Life. New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1966. 12mo, w/dj. Not signed. TNS on note card from Harry Richman, apparently came with copy of his book. Six TLSs, all on Richman's graphic letterhead and matching envelopes: one dated 1959 (apparently congratulating her on another marriage); four from 1964, most related to writing and editing the book; one from 1967. Some content a bit "suggestive." They ap...

Lot 196
ALS and Signed Photo of Hank Henry

7.25 x 9.5 trimmed and framed photo inscribed to Lois DeFee. “Lois – You are the grandest sweetheart a guy can have I’m lucky temporarily because you’re mine. I love you, Hank.” We think this is Hank Henry (1906-1981), comedian, known for his work on Las Vegas stage. He also worked in film and TV – Pal Joey, Ocean’s 11 [the “Rat Pack” version], The Joker is Wild, etc. Plus 4pp ALS from Hank He...

Lot 197
Leading Men of the 1930s Autographed Photos

Lot of seven signed photos in six black metal frames. Inscribed to Lois DeFee, star of burlesque in the 1920s and 1930s.  One frame with two 4 x 6.5 photos – left – “To Lois, Best wishes, Cesar Romero;” right – To Lois – One of the grandest girls in the world. Love & Best wishes always. Lyle Talbot.” Cesar Romero (1907 – 1994), actor. Often a “bad guy.” He had 201 credits in ...

Lot 198
More Leading Men and Singers of the Early 20th Century

Includes six signed and framed, and seven not signed. Inscribed to Lois DeFee, star of burlesque in the 1920s and 1930s.   8 x 10 (approx.)  “To Lois, with all good wishes from George 9/16/42.”  Possibly George Montgomery? Signature looks like others of his, although his signature was variable. George Montgomery Letz (1916-2000).    7 x 9 trimmed – “To ‘Lois’ Just a wond...

Lot 199
Band Leaders, Singers, and More of the 1930s

Lot of 8 items. Includes TLS by Sammy Kaye, on his letterhead & cover, addressed to Lois DeFee. Sammy Kaye  was the stage name of Samuel Zarnocay, Jr. (1910-1987), bandleader and songwriter. “Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye” 7 x 9.25 – To Lois Darling my Shag partner and a grand person. In remembrance of a lot of fun in Pittsburgh. Always Jackie.” “Little Jackie Heller” ( - 1988) was a singer wh...

Lot 201
Actors with Later 20th Century Connections

Lot of 5. 7.5 x 9.5 (sight) – “To Lois / A grand girl with a swell personality. All the luck in the World. Yours in Melody / Danny Lewis” Danny Lewis (1902-1980) was an actor (Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, The Black Orchid, A Swingin’ Affair) and the father of Jerry Lewis. 8 x 10 – “To Lois: You really are the “tops” and that’s no stage joke. Sincerely, Bob Alda / 1940.” Robert Alda ...

Lot 202
Entertaining Couples

Lot of 11 couples, one with separate photos. None framed. All inscribed to Lois DeFee, burlesque star. Pair of photos, 7 x 9.25 trimmed, (were taped together at one point) – On one – Lois, star & Lance / All the best to you and yours – Affectionately, Mary Healy; on the other – To Star & Land and To Lois, Good luck to you always – Thank you for everything / Peter Lind Hayes Peter Lind Hayes (Joseph Conr...

Lot 203
Showgirls and Starlets of the 1930s

Lot of 10. All inscribed to (and collected by) Lois DeFee, burlesque performer. 7.25 x 9.25 – “To Lois De Fee – One of the ‘bestest’ / the coke & gin kid – As ever – ‘Ginger.’” Possibly Ginger Rogers (Virginia Katherine McMath, 1911 – 1995), Oscar-winning actress, dancer. 8.5 x 7.25 (obl.) – “To Lois / All my love & Best (circled) Wishes to you always &nda...

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