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Excellent Baseball Reference
FRANKFURTER, Felix (1882-1965) Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court. Nominated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Served on the Court for 23 years.
MULLINS, William D. (1932-1986) State representative from Massachusetts. Mullins Center Arena on the campus of University of Mass named in his honor.
FUCHS, Emil (1878-1961) German-born American baseball club owner and executive. Fuchs was the attorney for John McGraw's N.Y. Giants when he bought the Boston Braves with Christy Mathewson in 1922. During 1923, the team presidency turned over to Fuchs and he hired Rogers Hornsby. When Fuchs learned that Babe Ruth's days as a N.Y. Yankee were numbered, Fuchs bought Ruth from Jacob Ruppert.
Autograph letter signed, two full pages on a large imprinted Supreme Court of the United States card (4"x6") April 2/58 Frankfurter writes: "What?! Emil is 80! But then why should be startled? I've just passed my 75th. I wish I could join you and I appreciate it very much the terms in which you ask me. But it just cannot be - much as I could reminisce of our early days. Emil's and mine. Join me in your toast to him, when you raise your glass and give him my warmest salutations. And "auld lang syne" to you with this Scotch slogan. Yours sincerely, Felix Frankfurter." Two very minor scotch tape stains not touching any of the writing , otherwise in very good condition. Frankfurter is quite scarce in handwritten material and anything with such nice personal content by Frankfurter is seldom seen.....................................................................$675.00
- Interesting and most unusual content
- from Calvin Coolidge, as President,
- to Walter R. Benjamin, noted autograph
COOLIDGE, Calvin (1872-1933).
Elected Vice-President of the U.S. (1920) and succeeded to the
presidency upon the untimely death of President Warren G. Harding.
in 1923. Elected President in 1924. On November 6, 1928, Herbert
Hoover wins the election as U.S. President.
Typed letter signed, one page, November 28, 1925 on the imprinted
letterhead of The White House, Washington. Coolidge writes: "My
Dear Mr. Benjamin, Thank you very much for your kindness in sending
me the letter from Joseph Coolidge to General Thomas. It is,
as you say, an interesting and pathetic reminder of a forgotten
chapter in the life of the Coolidge family, and I am glad to
have it. Very Truly yours, "
In very good condition, comes with the original envelope. Coolidge
known as "Silent Cal" rarely said much in his letters
and this examples sheds light on his feelings of the past life
of his family. $750.00
The Utimate Georgia O'Keeffe Check with Excellent
O'KEEFFE, Georgia (1887-1986). American muralist and landscape
painter. One of the leading artists of the 20th century. Remembered
for her paintings of the Southwest and of landscapes and steer
skulls. Wife of photographer Alfred Stieglitz.
Very rare double endorsed check. Check from the noted autograph
company Walter R. Benjamin Autographs. Dated March 15, 1948 and
made payable to "Georgia O'Keefe" (sic) for $250.00.
Check accomplished by the hand of noted autograph dealer Mary
Benjamin who spells Georgia O'Keeffe's name wrong. Georgia O'Keeffe
endorses the check twice, once the way Mary Benjamin has spelled
her name and the other signature spelling her name correctly.
In excellent condition. A modern day oddity and rarity connecting
who was considered at the time the top dealer in the autograph
hobby and Georgia O'Keeffe. $1,150.00
EXTRAORDINARY CONTENT TYPED LETTER SIGNED
Famed Writer Henry Miller Begs For Monetary Assistance
MILLER, Henry (1891-1980). American writer
and painter. Noted for his autobiographical controversial novels
of sexual candor and self-realization.
He is known as the Father of the Beat Generation of writers.
Miller led a bohemian existence that he write about in his novels;
Tropic of Cancer (1934), Black Spring (1936),
and Tropic of Capricorn (1939). These three books were
prohibited in the United States on grounds of obscenity. They
were frequently smuggled into this country building Henry Miler
an underground following.
Informative and unusual Typed Letter Signed,
one half page, Big-Sur (California) February 26, 1955. Miller
"Unless I receive help soon from those I call my
friends I shall be in a very bad way. Despite the fact that there
are several thousand dollars in royalties due me from various
sources, mostly abroad, I can do nothing to hasten the payment
The only solution I can think of, since I have found it
impossible to borrow anything like the sum I so urgently need,
is to ask if you would be willing to send me a dollar a week,
or a dollar a month, whichever you can spare, until the crisis
I make this suggestion because it demands the minimum of time
and effort to slip a dollar bill into an envelope and post it.
Naturally, I stand ready to return whatever is sent me just as
soon as circumstances permit. And I mean this absolutely.
If you know any one you think would be glad to follow suit, please
pass this letter on. Every little bit will help and will be most
Signed in full. Letter in very fine condition. Original mailing
folds, together with original "hand addressed" name
This remarkable letter was purchased directly from the person
it was written to, and therefore, is never been on the market
and the content sheds light on to some very hard times for Henry
DOCUMENT SIGNED BY TWO QUEENS
One of the Earliest Known Signatures of Elizabeth II as Queen
ELIZABETH II (b. 1926). Queen of England
he reign began 6 February 1952 until the present. Her coronation
was 2 June 1953.
ELIZABETH (Queen Mother) (1900-2002). Queen
consort of George VI from 1936-1952. Queen consort of Ireland
and Empress of India
Magnificent partly printed document signed,
appx. 12"x15". Elizabeth II appoints Humphrey Clifford
Lloyd a Commander of Our Royal Victorian Order. He is a member
of the Fourth Class of Our said Royal Victorian Order on whom
has been conferred the Decoration of the Military Cross one of
our Gentlemen Ushers Captain in our Army. Given at our Court
of St. James...and the seal of Our said Royal Order this First
day of June 1953. very boldly signed "Elizabeth R".
Countersigned "Elizabeth R" Grand Master
(Queen Mother) and also signed by "Scarbrough"
Choice embossed seal at upper left corner of this choice document
which has never been folded. In "as new" condition.
The first document we have handled signed by the two Queens
and dated the day before Elizabeth II coronation. $1,295.00
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