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Lot 2033
Alexander, Grover Cleveland, autographed typed letter, signed on his Girl Basketball Team letterhead, full strong signature, a tough autograph, especially on his letterhead.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500

Nicknamed "Old Pete", was an American Major League Baseball pitcher. He played from 1911 through 1930 for the Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, and St. Louis Cardinals. He was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1938
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Lot 2034
Alexander, Grover Cleveland, signed on reverse of business card, obverse shows his portrait and ad for Empire Buffet,
Paper clip erosion at upper left not affecting signature,

Estimate $600 - 800

Nicknamed "Old Pete", was an American Major League Baseball pitcher. He played from 1911 through 1930 for the Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, and St. Louis Cardinals. He was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1938
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Lot 2035
Bennett, Floyd & Bernt Balchen, cover with scarce autograph of Bennett, the pilot who first flew over the North Pole with R.E. Byrd; a Medal of Honor recipient, Bennett died of pneumonia in 1928; Balchen flew Byrd across the South Pole, very fine, Very Fine.
Brookman $650.
Estimate $300 - 400.
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Lot 2036
Darrow, Clarence, autographed card with bold complete signature, newspaper clippings,
Signature has ink smear in "D",

Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $160.
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Lot 2037
Davis, Bette, 5"X 7" signed sepia photo, bold dark signature "From Bette Davis", a gem.
Estimate $300 - 400.
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Lot 2038
De la Rue, Warren, autographed letter from 1880 written in his hand and signed by him on Royal Institution of Great Britain embossed stationery, invented an envelope making machine in 1851.
Estimate $150 - 200

Warren De la Rue was a British astronomer, chemist, and inventor, most famous for his pioneering work in astronomical photography. Born: January 15, 1815, Guernsey, Died: April 19, 1889, London, United Kingdom
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Lot 2039
Dollfus, Charles, autographed letter from 1943, written in his hand and signed by him as well as an original newspaper clipping.
Estimate $200 - 300

Charles Dollfus was a French aeronaut and historian, former curator of the Museum of aeronautics of Meudon, born March 31, 1893 and died July 3, 1981
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Lot 2040
Einstein, Albert, autograph signed at top left of stamp album page containing Luxembourg #B65A-Q, Famous Intellectuals Set (Catalog $487.50 alone), a fitting set of stamps to memorialize his signature,
Light tape mounting stain along right edge not affecting the autograph or stamps,
one of the scarcer autographs that is still in great demand.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000

Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. Born: March 14, 1879, Ulm, Germany, Died: April 18, 1955, Princeton Medical Center at Plainsboro, NJ
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Realized $1,800.
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Lot 2041
Gehrig, Lou, the ultimate New York Yankee, secretarial autograph signed "Lou Gehrig" on printed photo from the Baseball Magazine Company, New York, photographed enlarged from original photograph by C.M. Conlon, NY.,
Edgewear in right margins from binding removal, black backing attached,
Excellent for framing and display, 2018 PSA/DNA Letter of Authenticity stating "non-malicious secretarial version".
Estimate $200 - 300

Henry Louis Gehrig, born Heinrich Ludwig Gehrig, nicknamed "the Iron Horse," was an American baseball first baseman who played his entire professional career in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees, from 1923 until 1939. Born: June 19, 1903, Yorkville, New York City, NY, Died: June 2, 1941, Riverdale, New York City, NY
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Realized $160.
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Lot 2042
Moses, "Grandma", strong complete autograph on 1953 Time Magazine cover, signed in white panel at bottom right.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $160.
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Lot 2043
Pratt, Francis A., signed F. A. Pratt on letterhead, dated 1899, nice strong signature.
Estimate $300 - 400

Pratt was born in Peru, New York. In the early 1850s, he designed a milling machine for George S. Lincoln & Company of Hartford, Connecticut, which became the Lincoln miller, in some ways perhaps the most important American machine tool of the late 19th century. Over 150,000 machines were built on this form factor (by many firms).[1]

With Amos Whitney he organized Pratt & Whitney in 1860 to manufacture machine tools, tools for the makers of sewing machines, and gun making machinery for use by the Union Army during the American Civil War. He is credited with being first to permit production of fine gear work. Pratt promoted interchangeable parts and the adoption of a standard system for gages for the United States and Europe. Among several machine-tool patents, his most important was for planing metal granted on July 28, 1869.

He died in Hartford, Connecticut
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Realized $160.
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Lot 2044
Ruth, Babe, baseball great, clear distinct signed "Sincerely / Babe Ruth" on printed photo from the Baseball Magazine Company, New York, photographed enlarged from original photograph by C.M. Conlon, NY.,
Edgewear in left margins from binding removal, indications of mounting materials on reverse, again in the margins,
one of the most difficult baseball greats to find genuine, 2018 PSA/DNA Letter of Authenticity.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500

George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935. Born: February 6, 1895, Pigtown, Baltimore, MD, Died: August 16, 1948, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York City, NY
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Realized $6,750.
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Lot 2045
Zola, Emile, c1895, signed note written in French, a plea to meet soon.
Estimate $500 - 750

2 April 1840 - 29 September 1902)[2] was a French novelist, playwright, journalist, the best-known practitioner of the literary school of naturalism, and an important contributor to the development of theatrical naturalism. He was a major figure in the political liberalization of France and in the exoneration of the falsely accused and convicted army officer Alfred Dreyfus, which is encapsulated in the renowned newspaper headline J'Accuse…! Zola was nominated for the first and second Nobel Prize in Literature in 1901 and 1902.

Realized $275.
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