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June 27-28, 2012

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Lot #213
AUTOGRAPHS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
FREDERICK William II (1744-97), King of Prussia, nephew and successor of Frederick the Great. His lack of administrative ability caused Prussia to decline; he joined Austria in support of French Royalty banished during the French Revolution. Manuscript letter signed, in French, as King, 1/2 page, 4to, Berlin, March 4, 1797, to an author in praise of his latest book which has given the King much pleasure, fine
Price Realized
$250.00

Lot #214
AUTOGRAPHS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
GAGARIN, Yuri (1934-1968), Russian Cosmonaut, first man in space, color ppc of Gagarin and another Herman Titov (second man in space), both in uniform and signed, v.f. and scarce
Envelope
Price Realized
$350.00

Lot #215
AUTOGRAPHS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
GAGARIN, Yuri (1934-1968), Russian Cosmonaut, first man in space, black and white ppc of Gagarin with Herman Titov (second man in space), both in uniform, signed by both, v.f. and scarce
Envelope
Price Realized
$350.00

Lot #216
AUTOGRAPHS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
JEFFERSON, Thomas (1743-1808), third U.S. President, signed as President on a free-frank letter, dated 29th Aug. 1802, docketed on arrival, letter sheet reduced, with wax seal missing, mounted on paper, v.f., rare, with Stephen Koschal cert.
Price Realized
$4,500.00

Lot #217
AUTOGRAPHS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
KENNEDY, John F. (1917-63), 35th U.S. President, signed as senator, a handwritten two-page letter, not dated, on imprinted stationery of the "United States Senate, Washington, D.C. John F.Kennedy, Mass.", v.f., with Stephen Koschal cert. Documents actually signed by JFK are very rare
Price Realized
$4,500.00

Lot #218
AUTOGRAPHS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
MADISON, James (1751-1836), fourth U.S. President, signed as Secretary of State (under Thomas Jefferson) on an American passport, dated April 1, 1807, with complete seal, v.f. and rare
Price Realized
$1,100.00

Lot #219
AUTOGRAPHS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
MONROE, James (1758-1831), fifth U.S. President, document signed as President, July 27, 1824 granting land in Palestine, Illinois to a certain Smith Shaw, countersigned by George Graham, commissioner of General Land Office
Price Realized
$800.00

Lot #220
AUTOGRAPHS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
NAPOLEON, Bonaparte. LS addressed "Au Premier Consul de la Republique Francaise" and signed by Gen. Gauthier; annotated in margin and signed "Buonaparte" by the Emperor, with red "Secret Pap." oval hs, v.f. Documents signed "Buonaparte" are very rare
Price Realized
$4,500.00

Lot #221
AUTOGRAPHS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
NAPOLEON, Bonaparte. A partly printed LS headed "Rapport a la Majeste l'Empereur et Roi", from Minister of War, dated 1810, signed "NAP" by Napoleon in margin, also signed by Marshal Berthier, as Minister of War at bottom
Price Realized
$1,500.00

Lot #222
AUTOGRAPHS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
PICKETT, George E. (1825-1875), Confederate general of the disastrous "Pickett's charge" fame in the battle of Gettysburg. The Southern Telegraph Companies, received at Richmond May 9, 1864 from Petersburg to Gen. Bragg, contents relating to military actions at Swift Creek, handstamped "Examined for War Records", with two facsimile signatures of Maj. Gen. Pickett, some paper strengthening and stains, fine and very rare Civil War telegram
Unsold
Lot #223
AUTOGRAPHS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
ROOSEVELT, Franklin D. (1882-1945), 32nd U.S. President, 1914 signed, typewritten letter headed "The Assistant Secretary of the Navy" to Martin H.Glynn, Governor of New York. Roosevelt writes: "My dear Governor: I have been asked to speak a good word for Calvin J. Hudson, Commissioner of Agriculture... I am sure he will do much to swing both the Grange and State Agricultural Society back behind you and your fight for bills for agriculturalists...", v.f.
Price Realized
$325.00

Lot #224
AUTOGRAPHS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
1850 SEWARD, William Henry (1801-1872) was the 12th Governor of New York, United States Senator and the United States Secretary of State under Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson. A determined opponent of the spread of slavery in the years leading up to the American Civil War, he was a dominant figure in the Republican Party in its formative years, and was widely regarded as the leading contender for the party's presidential nomination in 1860 yet his very outspokenness may have cost him the nomination. Despite his loss, he became a loyal member of Lincoln's wartime cabinet, and played a role in preventing foreign intervention early in the war. On the night of Lincoln's assassination, he survived an attempt on his life in the conspirators' effort to decapitate the Union government. As Johnson's Secretary of State, he engineered the purchase of Alaska from Russia in an act that was ridiculed at the time as "Seward's Folly." A letter dated March 28, 1850, Washington, signed, also an envelope, cancelled "Washi
Envelope
Unsold
Lot #225
AUTOGRAPHS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
SPACE. A duplicated collection of 1,145 autographs, individual signatures on 739 mostly Space-related covers and first day covers, also on picture postcards, original photographs and other documents, all by various Russian cosmonauts, with many early items including seven signatures of Yuri Gagarin, Komarov (5), Volkov (4), Levchenko, also Titov, Tereshkova, Bykovsky, Beregovoi, Popovich etc., fine-v.f. and attractive lot
Envelope
Price Realized
$9,000.00

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