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CIRCA 1920s SET OF FOUR (4) POSTCARD BOOKS: FRENCH CASTLES CHATEAUX 80 DIFFERENT SCARCER POSTCARDS CARTES POSTALE

By: N/A

Price: $99.99

Publisher: France,

Seller ID: PCJT29


Super collection of 4 postcard books each having 20 postcards, all intact. 1. Chateaux D'Ambroise. 2. Chaumont-Sur-Loire. 3. and 4. Langeais. Three books by LL & ND, the other Yvon. Overall in very good condition save for some general age-toning. View more info

1916 THROUGH 1940 LARGE ARCHIVE OF 100+ HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT LETTERS TO AND FROM A DEVOUT CHRISTIAN SCIENTIST, HIS WIFE AND SISTER

By: Alex P. Olsson, Rose Herminghaus [Olsson]

Price: $2,245.99

Publisher: 1916

Seller ID: 000701


On offer is a large archive of handwritten letters of particular interest to Christian Science historians and collectors. The writers were devoted believers and faithful followers which is obvious from even a casual reading. The grouping consists of 105 handwritten letters of which 100 date from 1916-1924. The last 5 are around the 1930's and 1940's. Most of them are addressed to Alex P. Olsson who lived in Junction City, Oregon and are from his girl friend and eventuall... View more info

1904 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT LETTER OF CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEW PRESIDENT OF THE CARNEGIE INSTITUTION FROM ONE OF THE WORLD'S FOREMOST MATHEMATICIANS AND PROMINENT CANADIANS

By: ALEXANDER MACFARLANE

Price: $885.99

Publisher: GOWRIE GROVE CHATHAM ONTARIO CANADA, 1904

Seller ID: 00MV822


On offer is a super, boldly handwritten ALS, autograph letter signed, by Alexander Macfarlane (1851-1913) Scottish-Canadian logician, physicist, and mathematician. During his life, Macfarlane played a prominent role in research and education. He was, at various times in his life, physics professor at the University of Texas, professor of Advanced Electricity, and later of mathematical physics, at Lehigh University, and co-founder and president of the International Associ... View more info

1913 SIGNED PROOF SHEET FOR WHO'S WHO IN AMERICA - FAMED LINCOLN AUTHORITY AUTHOR

By: ALONZO ROTHSCHILD

Price: $179.99

Publisher: 1913

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 0MV910


ALONZO ROTHSCHILD [1862-1915] Jewish-American author and Lincoln authority; member Anti-Imperialist League; author of LINCOLN - MASTER OF MEN [1906]. Signed proof sheet for his bio in WHO'S WHO IN AMERICA 1914-15 edition. View more info

1940s ORIGINAL GROUP OF DIARIES [2] AND EPHEMERA RELATING TO A NAVY SERVICEMAN SERVING IN THE PACIFIC THEATER REPAIRING SHIPS

By: ANTHONY V DI BARTOLO [?]

Price: $1,485.99

Publisher: UNITED STATES, ASIATIC-PACIFIC THEATER, 1943

Seller ID: 0008110


On offer is a collection of WWII period American military ephemeral. The collection consists of a 1945 diary kept by a naval rating, a diary kept by either a marine or army soldier [likely ANTHONY V DI BARTOLO as noted in one book], a Riot Control handbook, 2 large-size black and white photographs, a printed handbook about the U.S. Naval Training Center, a copy of a U.S. Army Field Order, a second 1945 diary, a 1949 diary, an address book, a tax return form and an appoin... View more info

c1950s ORIGINAL HAND DRAWN ART WITH HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT NOTE ON THE REVERSE

By: ARNOLD DAGHANI

Price: $949.99

Publisher: SUSSEX ENGLAND ROMANIA ISRAEL, 1955

Seller ID: 000930


On offer is an original undated Arnold Daghani 8 x 5.5 inches hand drawn work of art on paper with a German language note to a friend requesting in part that he make a charitable donation of 25 pounds in Daghani's name when he is in Cambridge verso. Signed 'Daghani'. VG. View more info

1966 ORIGINAL HAND DRAWN POSTCARD WITH HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT NOTE TO DEAR ELSIE

By: ARNOLD DAGHANI

Price: $549.99

Publisher: SUSSEX ENGLAND ROMANIA ISRAEL, 1966

Seller ID: 000933


On offer is an original Arnold Daghani 4 x 5.5 inch postcard style hand drawn work of art on paper with a handwritten English language note to "Dear Elsie" and being a birthday greeting to an intimate friend dated January 31st, 1966. Signed 'Daghani' in block letters on the front top edge of the artwork. VG. View more info

1922 - 1933s ORIGINAL ARCHIVE OF PHOTOS, EPHEMERA AND MANUSCRIPT LETTERS AND NOTES HANDWRITTEN BY NOTED ARMENIAN AUTHOR

By: ARTASHES OHANESSIAN

Price: $1,855.99

Publisher: ARMENIA, 1922

Seller ID: NN0001752B


On offer is an interesting archive of photos, ephemera, letters and a large group of untranslated manuscript writings, all dating from 1922 through to 1933, handwritten by Armenian author Artashes Ohanessian. The group of papers contain 52 of 75 numbered pages thusly incomplete starting at page 6 [the writer used the backs of posters cut down to 4.5 x 5.5 inch which provide the dates of 1933 and 1935]; 4 pictures one of them is dated 1922 with handwritten text in Armenia... View more info

1928-1930s ARCHIVE OF AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT AND TYPED ITEMS, MAPS AND CLIPPINGS RELATING TO ADMIRAL BYRD'S ANTARCTIC EXPEDITIONS

By: ARTHUR B. CREAGH and OTHER MEMBERS OF ADMIRAL BYRD'S ANTARCTIC EXPEDITIONS

Price: $1,285.99

Publisher: SAN PEDRO CALIFORNIA CA, 1928

Seller ID: 000893


On offer is a fascinating vintage collection autograph materials, an ALS, clippings and maps of Congressional Medal of Honor winner Admiral Richard Byrd's First Antarctic Expedition (1928-30). Included are original newspaper clippings from The New York Times, including a full page from, May 19 1929, headline "What Byrd's Men Do In The Antarctic Night" with photographs of one of Byrd's planes, his two ships, the Headquarters Hut, the setting sun and radio equipmen... View more info

1914 ALS HANDWRITTEN LETTER SIGNED BY GENERAL W.T. SHERMAN'S MILITARY SECRETARY AND CONFIDANT

By: ARTHUR OTIS GRANGER

Price: $359.99

Publisher: Cartersville Georgia, 1914

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 00MV22


[CIVIL WAR INTEREST - GENERAL SHERMAN] Arthur Otis GRANGER [b.1846] During the Civil War, Private Granger had been General W. T. Sherman's military secretary and confidant. In 1862 he enlisted as a private in the 15th Penn. Cavalry. ALS, 1914, 1p, 4to. To Wm. Hayes Ward, Editor of The Independent, dated New York City Feb. 9/14; "I want to congratulate you upon your admirable statement: 'How old is the Universe?' It is most interestingly and kindly put." One brown... View more info

c1914 ORIGINAL BRITISH ROYAL NAVY RELIC: SILVER PLATED MATCH HOLDER AND TRAY FROM THE HMS IRON DUKE TAKEN ABOARD THE HMS AGINCOURT

By: As acquired by GEORGE NAPIER TOMLIN, RN REAR ADMIRAL

Price: $1,185.99

Publisher: HMS IRON DUKE Then HMS AGINCOURT THE NORTH SEA, 1914

Seller ID: 0001177


On offer is a remarkable maritime relic of the Royal Navy and one of Britain's most famous battleships being the HMS IRON DUKE. The Duke was Admiral Jellicoe's, Commander of the Grand Fleet, flagship destroyer. The item, a silver plated match holder and tray, came from one of the smoking tables on the ship that was the Headquarters of the Commander of the Grand Fleet and then brought aboard the HMS AGINCOURT by George Napier Tomlin who routinely visited HMS IRON DUKE as ... View more info

DECEMBER 31 1959 AVEC LES VOEUX DE CHARLES ET AUDOUIN DOLLFUS SIGNED AUTOGRAPH PHOTO OF DOLLFUS ASCENDING 42,000' USING 105 BALLOONS

By: AUDOUIN DOLLFUS

Price: $359.99

Publisher: 1959

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 0MV1475


AUDOUIN DOLLFUS - French Physicist/Astronomer/Discoverer. In 1950, it was thought the planet Mercury, because of its small size, had probably lost its atmosphere through the escape of the molecules into space. Dollfus announced that he had detected a very faint atmosphere from polarization measurements carried out at the Pic-du-Midi Observatory in the French Pyrenees. He also investigated the possibility of an atmosphere around the Moon. The rate of thermal dissipation i... View more info

ARCHIVE LOT OF US NAVY DOCUMENTS RELATIVE TO THE WWI CAREER OF ENSIGN JOHN WESLEY BEATTY JR. SON OF FAMED SCALP LEVEL TRADITION ARTIST AND CARNEGIE DIRECTOR EMERITUS

By: BEATTY, JOHN WESLEY, Jr.

Price: $885.99

Publisher: Boston, MA, 1918

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 000457


Ensign John Wesley Beatty Jr., the son of Cora and John Wesley Beatty Sr., archival lot of twenty [20] letters, documents and ephemera relating to his service for the US Navy duing World War I, including Naval orders, request for leave, examination, TLS Office of the Commandant 4th Naval District, TDS US Naval Torpedo Station etc. Many unresearched signatures of admirals (Daniels, Allen) and other Naval personages. There are two TLS on Congressional letterhead wherein Be... View more info

1933 - 1944 ORIGINAL ARCHIVE OF PERSONAL LETTERS BY ONE NOTED ARTIST TO HIS BROTHER ARTIST IN THE 'ABBEY DE CRETEIL' GROUP

By: BERTHOLD MAHN [Charles Desire Berthold-Mahn]

Price: $2,055.99

Publisher: Paris, 1933

Seller ID: 0001345


On offer is a super archive of original manuscript letters [10] and postcards [7] handwritten in French by Charles Desire Berthold-Mahn [1893-1975] more usually known as Berthold Mahn, to his friend, noted artist René Arcos. One of the postcards has an original drawing by Mahn. Dated through 1933 to 1944, not translated in any detail, but casually reads as friendly correspondence from one intimate friend to another. Overall VG BIO NOTES: Berthold Mahn was a French desig... View more info

1916 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DETAILING THE SINKING OF THE HMS ARETHUSA BY A SURVIVOR

By: BERTRAM C. WATSON C.B., D.S.O [future VICE ADMIRAL]

Price: $685.99

Publisher: GLASGOW SCOTLAND, 1916

Seller ID: 000913


On offer is superb original handwritten March 1916 letter, describing the sinking of a famous ship, written by a distinguished and decorated Royal Navy officer who would go on to become a Vice Admiral with active service in two wars. This officer had recently survived the sinking of the famous cruiser H.M.S. "Arethusa", flagship of Commodore Reginald Tyrwhitt, commander of Harwich Force. This letter provides details of the sinking of "Arethusa". At the ti... View more info

1917 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT PAIR OF LIGHT-HEARTED AND NOSTALGIC LETTERS HOME HANDWRITTEN BY A YOUNG BRITISH SOLDIER FIGHTING THE OTTOMANS AT THE BATTLE OF JERUSALEM AND IN THE BATTLE FOR GAZA

By: BILLY CHANTLER

Price: $3,355.99

Publisher: JERUSALEM ISRAEL OTTOMAN EMPIRE, 1917

Seller ID: 0009186


On offer is an original pair [2] of fascinating WW1 letters in an original military envelope handwritten by Billy Chantler, a British soldier from Kent whose service included fighting the Ottoman Empire in what is modern day Israel and during the Gaza campaign. The letters, November 29, 1917 is 4 pages, the letter of December 23 is 8 pages, were written at the time of the Battle of Jerusalem that took place between November 17 and December 30, 1917, and resulted in surre... View more info

1905 ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT LETTER DETAILING A FUN AND UNIQUE DAY VISITING THE LEWIS AND CLARK CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION, THE WORLD’S FAIR THAT WOULD BRING THOUSANDS TO PORTLAND, OREGON

By: BLANCHE BRADLEY

Price: $385.99

Publisher: LEWIS AND CLARK CENTENNIAL EXPO, PORTLAND, OREGON, 1905

Seller ID: 0009097


On offer is an interesting letter and document of the famous Lewis and Clark Centennial Expo held in Portland, Oregon in 1905. The letter is six pages long and addressed to “My Dear Sisters” and sent to a “Mrs. Grace G. Bradley” of West Liberty, Iowa. The writer is a Blanche Bradley of Grant Street, Portland, Oregon. After writing pleasantries to her sisters, she speaks of attending the Portland World’s Fair. “I was in the fair Tuesday. We all went and took o... View more info

1963 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT AUTOGRAPH LETTER BY AMERICAN DIXIELAND BAND LEADER HANDWRITTEN TO HIS PAL 'BUNNY' CAPTAIN OF A UNITED STATES NUCLEAR CRUISER

By: BOB CROSBY

Price: $445.99

Publisher: HAWAII, 1963

Seller ID: 00MV582B


On offer is a charming, cheery, intimate long ALS dated 1963, handwritten on both sides, by Bob Crosby (1913-1993) American Dixieland bandleader and vocalist, best known for his group Crosby and the Bob-Cats. [He was also an entrepenuer as evidenced by the business letterhead for his car rental business in Honolulu.] His brother was Bing Crosby. He writes to "Babs & Bunny" [Mrs. and Captain Burton H. Shupper, Commanding Officer of the USS Providence]. Crosby writ... View more info

1920s ORIGINAL ARCHIVE OF THREE [3] HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPH ALBUMS DETAILING THE DEMISE OF ANCIENT PERSIA AND MARKING THE BIRTH OF MODERN IRAN CREATED BY A FUTURE AUTHOR AND RENOWNED EXPERT ON IRAN AND IRAQ

By: C.J. [Cecil James] EDMONDS (?)

Price: $22,855.99

Publisher: PERSIA IRAN, 1920

Seller ID: NNMV718N


On offer is an absolutely sensational, original set of three [3] historic photo albums, circa 1920 with one album identified specifically as 'October 11-29, 1920'. This is an outstanding, irreplaceable, one of a kind, collection of approximately 158 period photographs, each about 2-1/2 x 1-1/2 inches, wherein the photos include: Uman, summit of Latakuh Pass, the Gilan jungle, Lahijan, a super photo of a sailing barge on the Chamkhaleh, scenes around the Caspian, gypsies,... View more info

1962 - 1963 ARCHIVE OF HANDWRITTEN AND TYPED LETTERS TO AND FROM 'BUNNY' SHUPPER COMMANDER OF A UNITED STATES NUCLEAR MISSILE CRUISER

By: CAPTAIN BURTON H. SHUPPER, C.O. USS PROVIDENCE et al

Price: $1,255.99

Publisher: USS PROVIDENCE YOKOHAMA JAPAN, 1962

Seller ID: 00MV582


On offer is a sensational archive of vintage United States Naval letters and notes, typed and handwritten by and to Captain Burton H. Shupper, Commanding Officer of the USS Providence, a nuclear weapons capable missile cruiser. Collectors and historians of US Naval history will delight in the breadth of authors, most heroes of World War II and the Korean conflict, represented in the incoming letters to Captain Shupper. Dated mostly 1962-63 the letters to Captain "Bun... View more info