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Memorabilia and Autographs

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Lot 1
U.S., 1939 New York World's Fair, Massive Memorabilia Collection. Originally contained in 11 cartons/bins, each full to the brim, we espied every sort of collectible: dishware, glasses, spoons, picture postcards, programs, records including Disneys "Its a Small Word" 45, a license plate for the 1939 Worlds Fair (dated 1940 as the Fair ran into 1940), promotional and advertising items galore, we note a tire display with a ferris wheel design, every sort of item one can imagine under the sun and stars, viewing would do the lot justice and come up with a value likely a multiple of our conservative estimate, this would be a humdinger to break up and sell on the internet, or to start your World Fair collection. Shipping charges apply - weight 180 lbs.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,500.
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Lot 2
U.S., William H. Seward, Alaska, 1839-68. A wonderful array of material spanning nearly the entirety of Seward's political career, consisting of a broad range of engravings, covers and letters; includes three engraved portraits, one noted "320 American Bank Note Co." and sunk on card, portraying Seward while Secretary of State; an early cabinet photo of the Secretary; a letter from his governorship; an eight-page transcript of Senator Seward's July 29, 1852, speech entitled "The Whale Fishery, and American Commerce in the Pacific Ocean"; a Department of State affidavit (with paper seal and ribbons); numerous signature free franks, as Governor (2), Senator (7) and Secretary of State (4); a December 30, 1867, letter regarding the Alaska Purchase and (reading between the lines) Seward's attempt to gain British Columbia for the US as well; an 1868 letter to President Johnson regarding Department of State officials whose commissions needed confirmed; a September 7, 1865, Department of State cover and enclosure, both black-edged as a national mourning cover; no folly here—just a remarkable collection that would be impossible to duplicate today. Shipping charges apply - weight 3.8 lbs.
Estimate $10,000 - 15,000.
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Lot 3
U.S., Famous Statesmen Collection. 37 letters and covers signed by famous U.S. Statesman with many Presidential signatures and heads of state with a few Astronauts, a few Military names of note and even a few infamous men of corruption to make a fabulous collection of the men who shaped America, consisting of: James Buchanan free frank cover, Millard Fillmore free frank cover, a signed letter on Princeton University President's Room stationary by Woodrow Wilson, Calvin Coolidge mourning cover, Eleanor Roosevelt signature on 2c FDR plate block, Franklin D. Roosevelt on New York Governor letterhead, two John F. Kennedy on Senate letter, a Kennedy signed photo with letter on White House stationary from Special Assistant to the President, a signed photo of the President and First Lady signed by both Jacqueline Kennedy and John F. Kennedy, a Western Union telegraph sent by John F. Kennedy, a signed letter on Vice President letterhead by Hubert H. Humphrey, a signed Inauguration Day post card of Nixon and Family by Richard Nixon, Gerald R. Ford signature on 9th World Energy Conference program, two Robert F. Kennedy signatures on Senate letterhead, three Robert F. Kenney signatures on Attorney General letterhead, a signed letter by John Wanamaker, Politician and Businessman, a signed Privy Seal of the State of New York by Governor Alfred E. Smith, a 40th Anniversary of V-J Day cover signed by Douglas MacArthur, a signed Photograph and signed card by General John J. Pershing, a signed letter to the Soldiers of the United States by King George Vth, two Robert F. Kennedy on covers, cover signed by Astronauts John Young and Bob Crippen, a cover signed by John Glenn, a signed letter by Ernest Thompson Seton, co-Founder of the Boy Scouts, signed card and signed panel by Lord Baden-Powell founder of the Boy Scouts, two checks signed by the infamous members of the Tweed Ring (a name synonymous with New York City political corruption). Most covers appear to be signed by the hand of the person, but a few might have been secretarial signatures, generally Fine to Very Fine appearance. Shipping charges apply - weight 3 lbs.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Realized $2,600.
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