Samuel Anthony Alito, Jr. (b- 1950). Alito is the junior Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States having been recently appointed by George W. Bush. He was educated at Princeton and Yale Law School. Alito served as a United States attorney and a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit prior to joining the Supreme Court. He is a conservative jurist with a libertarian streak (especially on First Amendment issues); since becoming a member of the Supreme Court he has often voted with conservative members of the court. He is the 110th justice and the second Italian-American on the Supreme Court.He is considered a brilliant jurist.The offering is a Bureau of Engraving B &W image of the US Supreme Court. It is signed in black felt tipped pen Samuel Alito, n.d., n.p. but presumably Washington, D.C.Price:$195.00
Camacho, Manuel Avila ( 1897 1955). He served as the President of Mexico from 1940 to 1946. Ávila did not receive a university degree, although he studied at the National Preparatory School. He joined the army in 1914 as a 2nd lieutenant and reached the status of Colonel by 1920 and, in the same year, served as the Chief of Staff of the state of Michoacán under Lázaro Cárdenas, and became his close friend. In 1929, he fought under general Cárdenas against the Escobar Rebellion and, that same year, achieved the rank of Brigade General.After his military service, Ávila entered the public arena in 19331934 as the Official Mayor of the Secretariat of National Defense, and became Secretary of National Defense in 1937. Two years later, he was elected president of Mexico, after being appointed to represent his party. He declared war on Germany when German subs sank Mexican tankers in the Gulf during WW II.This offering is a 3 in. x 5 in. card with a Presidential Seal that is signed M. Camacho and dated 20 May 1943. Price:$90.00
Neville Chamberlain (1869-940). British PrimeMinister1937-1940. Chamberlain is perhaps the most ill-regarded British Prime Minister of the 20th century, largely because of his perceived policy of appeasement. Chamberlain's political legacy is therefore unfortunately defined by his dealings with Nazi Germany. As one historian noted, "there are no statues to Chamberlain."This offering:Typed letter signed, one page, 7.5 in x 10 in, personal letterhead, November 18, 1924. Letter to Captain William Brass about a possible upcoming appointment. In part: I am really writing to ask you about my P.P.S. I shall have to appoint somebody very soon, and I need hardly say that I would rather have you than anyone. At the same time I can quite understand that you may wish not to take up a rather more independent position; and, if so, please dont hesitate to tell me. I want you to consider your own career first in this matter. Chamberlain also writes a brief postscript: Please be quite candid in lettering me your inclination. Bisecting mailing folds, one through a single letter of signature, pencil notations to top, rough and lightly trimmed left edge, and a light overall shade of toning, otherwise fine condition. Chamberlain is scarce in any form and he should be represented in any WW II collection. PRICE:$575.00
Whittaker Chambers was born Jay Vivian Chambers and also known as David Whittaker Chambers (April 1, 1901 July 9, 1961), and he was an American writer and editor at various publications including Time. After being a Communist Party USA member and Soviet spy, he later renounced communism and became an outspoken opponent later testifying in the perjury and espionage trial of Alger Hiss. Both are described in his book published in 1952 entitled Witness.
This letter is a 8 in. x 10 in. TLS,Time-NYC, March 9, 1948.The letter shows some ageing and has some transfolds but is otherwise in good condition. The signature is with black foutain pen ink. Chambers implies in the letter that he has grown old and unattractive and that he may not be as attractive as the recipient remebers him. Chambers was an admitted homosexual and the recipient may well have been one of his former homosexual contacts.
The most important line in the letter is as follows:"Years ago I stopped being a Communist because Communism is positively evil."
John Dunlap.Facsimile of an Original Dunlap Broadside.The first printing of the Declaration of Independence that this facsimile is recreated from, is sometimes called the "Lost Copy". It is referred to this way because it was re-discovered in 1968 on the dusty shelves of Leary's Book Store in Philadelphia during the closing of that establishment after 132 years in business; it may have languished there in storage for more than 100 years. The Lost Copy was purchased at auction by Dallas business executives Ira G. Corn, Jr., and Joseph P. Driscoll for $404,000. The document was restored, preserved and commissioned by R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company, The Lakeside Press to produce a limited set of facsimiles. For several years the owners displayed the original Declaration without charge throughout the United States. It was then acquired by generous Dallas citizens and presented to the City of Dallas on July 4, 1978.Price $695.00
Nicolae Ceausescu (1918-1989). He was leader of Communist Romania from 1965 until shortly before his execution in 1989.He rose steadily through the communist ranks and became absolute ruler of his country along with his wife In 1978 Ion Mihai Pacepa, a senior member of the Romanian political police (Securitate), defected to the United States. A 2 star general, he was the highest ranking defector from the Soviet bloc in the history of the Cold War. His treason was a powerful blow against the regime, forcing Ceausescu to overhaul the architecture of the Securitate. Pacepa's 1986 book Red Horizons: Chronicles of a Communist Spy Chief reveals details of Ceausescu's regime such as his collaboration with Arab terrorists, his massive espionage on American industry and his elaborate efforts to rally Western political support.After the Berlin Wall came down and the communists retreated from eastern Europe, he and his wife were summarily executed by his countrymen. This is a 5 in. x 8 in color photograph signed on the lower margin N. Ceausescu n.p, n.d. circa 1980's.Price:$695.00
The W.J. Stone Declaration of Independence on Rice Paper. A Rare 1848 Rice Paper Copy of the Declaration of Independence from Peter Force's American Archives printed from William J. Stone's copperplate. One of the few hundred remaining copies of the Declaration of Independence inserted in the 1st volume of the 5th series of the Archives between columns 1595 and 1598. Price:SOLD
John Hancock (1737-1793). Leader in the American Revolution, President of the Second Continental Congress, and First Signer of the Declaration of Independence. Choice Bold Signature: "John Hancock, Spk Pro Temp", removed from a document during his second term as President of the Continental Congress (1785-86). With engraved 6 in. by 8 in. antique portrait. Ideal for framing.Price: $3,950.
Eric Honecker, Leonid Brezhnev and Michael Gorbachev. Three
prominent Communist leaders.This offering is a standard FDC stamped
with stamps depicting link between Soviet Union and East Germany,
one stamp has image of Brezhnev and Honecker shaking hands. The FDC
is signed by Honecker, Brezhnev and Gorbachev with ink
pen signatures. Honecker added date 8.9.86. An extremely
scarce collection of signatures. Price:$795.00
Mary Geneva Doud "Mamie' Eisenhower (1896-1979) and Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis (1929-1994). First Ladies. A Very Rare Photograph Signed by Each, showing Mamie Eisenhower, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Pat Nixon sitting together at the White House during the transition of the Eisenhower and Kennedy administrations, January 1961. Signed in black: "Mamie Eisenhower" and in blue pen: "Jacqueline Kennedy". Price: $2750.
Benjamin Franklin ( 1706 - 1790). A man for all seasons, America's first polymath, Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America. Franklin was a leading author and printer, satirist, political theorist, politician, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman and diplomat. As a scientist he was a major figure in the Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. This offering is a signature cut from a document of some sort and is signed as BFranklin, Speaker, n.p. but circa 1764. The signature is in good condition and completely legible as shown.The signature come with an image of Franklin . Price:$7400.00
Sam Houston (1793-1863). This offering is a 4 5 in. x 2.5 in cut signature that was a free frank and the signature reads, Sam Houston,free,n.p.,n.d. but circa early 1800's.The signature is in good condition and shows normal aging.The image shows the mounting corners. The signature will be accompanied by an image of Sam Houston for framing. Price:$1250.00
Laura Keene (1810-1873). Famed Nineteenth Century Actress Forever linked to Abraham Lincoln and the fateful night at Ford's Theater. She was the actress on stage at Ford's Theater in Washington, DC, the night Lincoln was assassinated, April 14, 1865. It was a benefit and the last night that Ms. Keene was to play the part of Florence Trenchard in "Our American Cousin," which was originally produced and performed by her. After the president was ahot she made her way to his box where she was allowed o hold Lincoln's head on her lap as he lay bleeding and dying.Extraordinarily Rare Autograph Letter Signed, one page, large octavo. Together with a Vintage Signature of John T. Ford, on a 3 in. by 2 in. card. Simply an extraordinary example of Keene. No Lincoln collection is complete without either.Price: $6,800.
Helen Adams Keller (1880-1968). Deaf and Blind American Author, Activist, and Lecturer. Attractive Photograph Signed, being a half-length pose sitting and reading a book in Braille. Ideal for framing. Price: $1,450.
Helen Keller. Book Description: Doubleday, Doran, and Company, 1941. Hardcover. Book, octavo size. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair plus toGood. Price intact-$1.00. Let Us Have Faith. Signed and Inscribed by Helen Keller on the first page as shown in her characteristic block printing using pencil.. Green covers show with some wear wear. Dustjacket does show moderate wear and tear around the edges with some chipping. but has been placed in a mylar cover for added protection. A rare collectible copy. Two similar books listed for sale on thye internet are priced at $800.00 and $1,000.00 respectively.Price: $595.00
Masaryk. Tomas S. (1850-1937). First President of Czechoslovakia (1918-35). a truly great man in the history of Europe he was an advocate of independence for his country and he was a student of American Founding Documents the principle of which he incorporated in to his country's constitution. He had to flee in the first World War but returned from exile to become President and he served for 2 terms.President Wilson helped support him after WW I. When the communists occupied his country, they tried to eradicate all vestiges of Masaryk's influence because he stood for democratic principles. This is a wonderful and rare vintage photo signed as T.G. Masaryk and dated 9/Xi/20. Price: $750.00
Thomas Melville (1751-1832). Original member of the Boston Tea Party and Revolutionary War Veteran, Grandfather of Herman Melville. Partly-printed Document Signed, one page, oblong, small folio, Port of Boston, May 12, 1818. Signed by Melville as Naval Officer for a cotton shipment from Calcutta bound for New York. Accompanied with original invoice. Rare in this form. Price:$495
Walter Mondale and Geraldine Ferraro. Nice photograph taken on the floor of the Minnesota House the morning that Walter Mondale introduced Ferraro as his running mate in the 1984 campaign againsn Ronald Reagan and George Bush.Signed by both Mondale and Ferraro. Price $250.00
Minnesota Governors. Collection of signatures of 17 different Minnesota Governors including that of Harold Stassen (x2). Price: $249.00
Qaddaffi, Mohammar el-(Alg) (1942-). President of Libya (1962-).Well know for his support of terrorism and friend of the communists. He made the mistake of incurring the ire of one Ronald Wilson Reagan after the US tied him to a bombing in Germany that killed U.S. servicemen. We bombed him at home and just missed killing him. He went into hiding and, then, professed that he had reformed when Saddam Hussein was pulled from his gopher hole in Iraq. He renounced the development of weapons of mass destruction and turned over all the plans for building them Those plans showed that his nuclear program was more advanced than we thought. Sound familiar??. This is a 5 in. by 7 in.color photograph of a head and shoulders pose signed boldly in green ink by Qaddafi. Price:$395.00
Jehan Sadat (1933-). The second wife of Anwar Sadat she was First lady of Egypt 1970-1981 when her husband was assassinated. A nice TLS dated a year before her husband's assassination with excellent content.Price$95.00
Sitting Bull - Custer Grouping The famous General Custer was the Army commander at the Battle of Little Big Horn. Custer signature is in ink on a 3 x 5 slip of paper and is in good condition. Sitting Bull was a Hunkpapa Lakota Sioux holy man known for his steadfast opposition to the intrusion of the U.S. government into Sioux lands. Sitting Bulls vision of the defeat of American troops prior to the Battle of Little Bighorn proved prescient, indeed, and it was largely through his leadership and inspiration that the Cheyenne and Sioux decisively overcame Custers 7th Cavalry. Signature is affixed to a 3.5x5 inches piece of paper. Paper is in good condition as is the signature. Signature is bold but probably signed in Sitting Bull's later years. Price: $12,500
Stevenson(1900-1965). Democratic Governor of IL and unsuccessful
candidate for president twice having been defeated by Eisenhower in
both elections. After his defeat he remained a prominent Democrat
and was appointed by JFK as Ambassador to The United Nations. He was
prominent during Cuban Missile Crisis when he told the Russians he
would wait "until hell froze over" if it took that long
to get a truthful answer from them. He died of a heart attack walking
the streets of London. This
offering is a TLS on 10.5x7 on Stevenson's Washington stationary the
content of which conveys an optimistic message of confidence they
will win the upcoming election against Eisenhower.Signed Adlai Stevenson
Mentions Estes---Estes Kefauver. Excellent political content letter.
Getulio Vargas (1882 - 1954) was the president of Brazil from 1930 to 1945 and from 1950 to his suicide in 1954.He was supplanted once by a revolution and the second time by a military coup.FDC with UN cachet and postmarked June 12, 1953.The cover is signed boldly Getuliuo Vargas. In fine condition.Price: $245.00
Henry Wallace (October 7, 1888- November 18, 1865) Henry Wallace was a cabinet secretary in the first 2 FDR administration then he was elected Vice President with FDR in 1941. As his views became well known he was at the time too far left with his politics and organized labor helped remove him from the ticket and substituted Harry Truman in his place in the 1944 election. The removal of Wallace from the FDR led ticketwas a true godsend for the United States. Standard calling card in excellent condition with a dark fountainhead signature. Price: $400
Brigham Young. American Mormon Leader and Governor of Utah. Choice Bold Signature: "Brigham Young", on a 4 in. by 1 in. slip of lined paper, no place or date. Overall, very good. With 3.5 in. by 5.5 in. antique color postcard. Ideal for framing. Price:$950.