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Sale 105

June 30 - July 1 2018 Manuscript, Space and Collectibles Sale


Businessmen and Professional Leaders
 
 
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Lot 104
Bank of the U.S. and the Federal Reserve - From Girard, Biddle and Heinze to Volcker, Greenspan, and Bernanke. Group of 15 heads of the U.S. Bank or the Federal Reserve, mostly signatures: Stephen Girard, Nicholas Biddle, F. Augustus Heinze, Nelson W. Aldrich, Frank A. Vanderlip, Charles S. Hamlin, Eugene Isaac Meyer, Marriner Eccles, Thomas B. McCabe, William McChesney Martin, Jr. Arthur Burns (3 items), George William Miller, Paul Volcker, Alan Greenspan, and Ben Bernanke. Overall fine. Housed in a black leather album with matching case. Estimate Value $200 - UP
The Michael Hecht Autograph Collection.
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$156
Lot 105
Bankers, Including J. Pierpont Morgan, Amadeo P. Giannini, George F. Baker, Jr., Arthur J. Morris, Charles E. Merrill, and Others. Group of 13 items: J. Pierpont Morgan, signature and sentiment on 2x4" card; A.P. Giannini, signed, inscribed and dated (1941) booklet; Charles E. Merrill, 1943 TLS re naval ordnance; Donald T. Regan, signed 3x5" card; George F. Baker, TNS; Arthur J Morris, 1971 TLS re the Morris Plan; Sandford I. Weill, signed inscribed booklet; William W. Corcoran, signature on decorative 3¾ x 4½" paper; Jay Cooke, large, elaborate signature on 2 x 3½" paper; Charles D. Barney, ANS with initials on an envelope to his wife; Henry Clews, card signed with sentiment, place and date (1899), affixed to an engraving; E. Roland Harrison, 8 x 4¾" SP dated 1968; and Sir Ernest J. Cassel, signature and closing cut from a letter. Overall fine. Housed in a black leather album with matching case. Estimate Value $250 - UP
The Michael Hecht Autograph Collection.
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$312
Lot 106
Business Dynasties, Including the du Ponts, the Rockefellers, Henry H. Rogers, Henry M. Flagler, and Julius Rosenwalk. Group of 17 items: Alfred Irenee du Pont, album page with signature, sentiment, place and date (1882), plus a 1928 TLS by his wife, Jessie Ball du Pont; Thomas Coleman du Pont, cut signature with typed closing; Pierre S. du Pont, signature under small newspaper photo; John D. Rockefeller, Sr., signature on 1 1/8 x 4 ¼" paper; John D. Rockefeller, Jr. cut signature with typed closing; William Rockefeller, ADS; John D. Rockefeller 3rd, 1977 TLS; Lawrence Rockefeller, 1978 TLS re death of his brother John; Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1940 TLS re the rivet ceremony at Rockefeller Center; Winthrop Rockefeller, 1957 TLS re the opening of Colonial Williamsburg (ragged top edge); David Rockefeller, signature and inscription on a mount with a small newspaper photo, and a 1995 TLS to Kitty Carlisle Hart with an ANS, re the family's distress that they couldn't prevent the Japanese from buying Rockefeller Center; Henry H. Rogers, small cut signature with typed closing; Henry M. Flagler, signed Standard Oil certificate; Charles M. Pratt, cut signature; Julius Rosenwald, 1929 TLS with thanks for sympathy; and Lessing J. Rosenwald, signature on 3x5" card. Overall fine, except as noted. Housed in a black leather album with matching case. Estimate Value $500 - UP
The Michael Hecht Autograph Collection.
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$720
Lot 107
Communications Leaders, Including Guglielmo Marconi, Thomas J. Watson, William S. Paley, Theodore N. Vail, Bill Gates, and Others. Group includes: Theodore N. Vail, signature and date (1915) on small card; Gulielmo Marconi, signature on 2 ½ x 3 ½" paper; David Sarnoff, cut signature with sentiment; William S. Paley, 1967 TLS; Thomas J. Watson, Sr. 1949 TLS; Thomas Watson, Jr. 1980 TLS; Walter H. Brattain, signature on 1¾ x 5 ½" paper; John Bardeen, 1979 signature; William B. Shockley, signature and date (1976); Jack Kilby, signed business card; Bill Gates, signed 3x5" card; Martin Cooper, IS 3x5" card; Vinton G. Cerf, signed business card; and Richard Branson, 1991 TLS. Overall fine. Housed in a black leather album with matching case. Estimate Value $200 - UP
The Michael Hecht Autograph Collection.
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$288
Lot 108
Economist Jean Baptiste Say -- 1824 ALS to Clement Biddle, With Excellent Content. Say (1767-1832) was a French economist and businessman with classically liberal views. He argued in favor of competition, free trade, and lifting restraints on business. Autograph letter signed ("J.B. Say"), 3½ pp, 9¼ x 7½", in French, Paris, Aug. 8, 1824. M. Say thanks Biddle effusively for sending a copy of the first American edition of Say's treatise, "On Political Economy" (not present). He is grateful for the inclusion of a preliminary speech which had been omitted in M. Prinsep's translation and for the deletion of "certain notes, which serve only to prove that Mr. Prinsep has poorly understood some parts of my doctrine. Why…repeat wholesale that in searching for the foundation of the value of things, I wholly neglected what he calls 'The difficulty of attainment'? Because he does not understand that I analyze and I appreciate this difficulty under the name of expenses of production…." Much more excellent content. Written in a beautiful, clear script. Light toning, one partial fold split, else fine. With English translation. Estimate Value $500 - UP
The Michael Hecht Autograph Collection.
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$346
Lot 109
Economists: Group of 24, Including Malthus, Keynes, Milton, MacKay, Senior, Samuelson, Fisher, Levy, Okun, and Numerous Others. Group of 25 items signed by 24 economists. Eight are signatures only: T.R. Malthus, N.W. Senior, Henry George, Roger W. Babson, and Irving Fisher; Robert C. Merton, William F. Sharpe, and Harry Markowitz signed their business cards. Four added a sentiment and/or date: J.M. Keynes, Paul A. Samuelson, Arthur M. Okun, and Alfred E. Kahn. Jacques Leon Rueff signed a small photo. Six are handwritten notes to Michael Hecht: Burton G. Malkiel, Milton Friedman (AQS), Robert Heilbroner, Peter Drucker, Arthur Laffer, and Eugene Fama (signed with initials). Mark Fadiman sent a TQS. Jack Treynor sent a TLS and a signed business card. There is also a TLS from Henry Hazlitt and an 1857 ALS by Charles Mackay regarding possibly delivering lectures in Albany. An important 1896 two-page ALS from Raphaël-Georges Lévy to Arthur Twining Hadley discusses, among other things, the "problem of population, commonly called the Malthus problem…." Overall fine condition. Estimate Value $400 - UP
The Michael Hecht Autograph Collection.
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$435
Lot 110
Ford, Henry and Charles E. Duryea -- Includes McGuffey's New First Eclectic Reader Signed by Ford. Henry Ford. Book signed on the front free endpaper. McGuffey's New First Eclectic Reader by Wm. H. McGuffey, New York: American Book Company, [1885]. From a special edition reprinted by Henry Ford in 1925. With book plate of George C. Osterhouse on inside cover and 1929 letter on Henry Ford letterhead signed by his secretary. Bound in original pictorial boards. Light toning, a couple of edge chips, and moderate rubbing to binding. Housed in a black, custom-made case. With cut signature of Charles E. Duryea (1861-1938), who built the first American gasoline-powered car and co-founded Duryea Motor Wagon Company. Estimate Value $500 - UP
The Michael Hecht Autograph Collection.
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$704
Lot 111
J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, A.J. Drexel, George Peabody, and Others. Group of over 20 items: 8 ¼ x 6 ½" album page with signatures of J.P. Morgan and Andrew Carnegie (who added "Bon voyage thru life"), as well as George Dewey and others, collected by a Mr. Cedric between 1896 and 1904; Anthony J. Drexel, cut signature; George Peabody, cut signature with closing from a letter, and a CDV; stock certificate signed by J.S. Morgan; George F. Baer, cut signature; George W. Perkins, Sr., 1905 TLS; Belle da Costa Greene (director of the Pierpont Morgan Library), 1934 TLS; J. P. Morgan, Jr. signature and date (Dec. 1940); James W. Lamont, cut signature with typed closing; a 1920 document with stamped "Spencer Trask & Co." promoting French bonds; Russell C. Leffingwell, 1920 ISP; S. Parker Gilbert, 1932 TLS; Dwight Moore, smeared signature, sentiment, and date (1930); Edward T. Stotesbury, signature on small card; Herbert L. Satterlee, 1940 TLS re his book on J.P. Morgan; William S. Rainsford (pastor of St. George's Rectory which was supported by Morgan), 1893 TLS; and elaborate signature of Maxine Elliott, J.P. Morgan's favorite actress. Also, several secretarial letters/documents for J.P. Morgan and a 1949 Christmas edition of "The Corner" Post, edited by the J.P. Morgan staff. Over fine. Housed in a black leather album with matching case. Estimate Value $300 - UP
The Michael Hecht Autograph Collection.
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Realized
$640
Lot 112
Kings of Wall Street, Including Cyrus Field, Jay Gould, Jacob Little, William H. Vanderbilt, Darius O Mills, Warren Buffet, and Others. This group includes: Cyrus W. Field, elaborate signature; Russell Sage, business-size card with signature, sentiment and date (1889); Jay Gould, signature; Darius O. Mills, signature on toned card, with a check from the National Bank of D.O. Mills & Co.; William Henry Vanderbilt, signature with sentiment; August Belmont, signature cut from a letter; Sidney Dillon, cut signature as president of the Union Pacific Railroad Co.; Jacob Little, 1846 DS, transferring 50 shares of the North American Trust and Banking Company; Shelby Cullom Davis, 1974 TLS re contributing to the Historical Society of the Tarrytowns, Inc.; Richard Ney, signature; John B. Neff, signed business card; John C. Bogle, signed, inscribed and dated business card; Lewis S. Ranieri, 1991 TLS; William Hunt Gross, signed, inscribed, full-page promotion; George Soros, signed business card; Warren Buffet, signed business card; Charles Schwab, Jr. signed 3x5" card; schedule of events for the 1992 dedication of the First Day of Issue of a stamp honoring the New York Stock Exchange on its 200th anniversary, signed by Richard A. Grasso and William H. Donaldson, among others; and Ivan Boesky, a check signed. Also includes lower portion of an 1893 ALS by philantropist Helen Miller Gould (Jay Gould's daughter). Overall fine condition. Housed in a black leather album with matching case. Estimate Value $250 - UP
The Michael Hecht Autograph Collection.
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Realized
$324
Lot 113
Labor Leaders - Cesar Chavez, Samuel Gompers, John L. Lewis, George Meany, and Others. Group of seven items: an FDC signed by Cesar Chavez, A. Philip Randolph, George Meany, Leonard Woodcock, I.W. Abel, David Dubinsky, Murray H. Finley, Arnold Miller, and two others; a 1917 Samuel Gompers signed, inscribed business card; a John L. Lewis SP; a 1941 Sidney Hillman TLS; a William Green signed card; and signatures of George Meany and Walter Reuthers on small cards. Overall fine condition. Estimate Value $300 - UP
The Michael Hecht Autograph Collection.
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$192
Lot 114
Prominent Business Men and Women, Including Cyrus McCormick, George Eastman, King C. Gillette, John Jacob Astor, and Many More. Group of 24 items: Cyrus Hall McCormick, signature, place and date (1882) on a 3 ½ x 6" page from an autograph album; George Eastman, large signature on 2½x5½"paper; King C. Gillette, signature on small paper; Albert D. Lasker, signature on business-size card; Joyce C. Hall, signature on album page with title and date (1950); J.C. Penny, signature on autograph card; Conrad Hilton, signature on green 3x5" card; Elizabeth Arden, signature on 3 ½ x 5 " card; Royal little, signed magazine article; John Jay McCloy, 1966 TLS; James W. Rouse, ISP; Stephen D. Bechtel, 1971 TLS; Ross Perot, signed FDC; Simon Ramo, signature on business-size card; William M. Allen, signed 3x5" card; Trammell Crow, 1974 TLS; John Jacob Astor, signature on partial document; Harry Baldwin Hyde, 1897 LS; Marshall Field, large signature and sentiment; John Wanamaker, faded signature on private stationery; Harry G Selfridge, large signature on business-card-size paper; John J. Newberry, 1944 TLS, giving encouragement to a woman manager; and Lillian M. Gilbreth, 1953 ANS. Overall fine. Housed in a black leather album with matching case. Estimate Value $500 - UP
The Michael Hecht Autograph Collection.
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Realized
$384
Lot 115
Prominent Businessmen, Including Andrew Carnegie and Cornelius Vanderbilt, and Railroad and Automobile Moguls. Group of 22 items, including: Andrew Carnegie, signature and sentiment on 3 ¼ x 4 ½" paper (1902 date in another hand on verso); Charles M. Schwab, signature on paper affixed to larger 6 ¼ x 4 ¼" paper; Henry J. Kaiser, Jr., 1956 TLS to Basil O'Connor; Peter Cooper, large signature and sentiment; Cornelius Vanderbilt, signature, sentiment and date (1855); Chauncey Depew, signature and sentiment; Oakes Ames, large signature with city and state on 2 ½ x 6 ½" paper; Oliver Ames, signature on calling card; Edward H. Harriman, signature cut from a document; James J. Hill, signature and sentiment matted with a photo of an oil portrait (1909); Robert R. Young, signature on 3x5" card; Charles E. Duryea, signature on small paper, matted with photo; William C. Durant, signature on 2 ½ x 4 ¼" paper; Alfred P. Sloan, Jr. 1960 TLS re NYC Cancer Crusade, with a 1953 signed contract with NBC; Charles F. Kettering, signature on business-size card; Edsel B. Ford, 1937 TLS, acknowledging receipt of a replica of the medal presented to Amelia Earhart, plus a cut signature followed by "Detroit"; James J. Couzens, 1918 TLS; Henry Ford II, signature on 3x5" card; and William Clay Ford, 1959 TLS with smeared signature. Also, Roger M. Blough, 1974 TLS re the Boy Scouts. Overall fine. Housed in a black leather album with matching case. Estimate Value $600 - UP
The Michael Hecht Autograph Collection.
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$704
Lot 116
Publishers -- Group of 20, Including Hearst, Forbes, Luce, Ross. Group of items signed by 20 famous publishers: John Bartlett (of Bartlett's Quotations), signature; R. G. Dun (of Dun and Bradstreet), partial document signed in 1886; John Murray (publisher of Jane Austen, Sir Walter Scott, etc.), ALS to Baron Pollack; Charles Scribner, cut closing and signature; James Loeb (Loeb Classical Library), cut closing and signature; S.S. McClure (published muckrakers in McClure's Magazine), 1917 TLS; Adolph S. Ochs (New York Times), ISP; Frank Gannett (Gannett Newspapers), 1939 TLS; William Randolph Hearst, signed envelope; Robert R. McCormick (Chicago Tribune), large signature; B.C. Forbes (founder of "The Capitalist Tool"), signature; Malcomb Forbes (Forbes Magazine), ISP; Steve Forbes, 1984 TLS; Henry R. Luce (Time Magazine), 1930 TLS; DeWitt Wallace (Reader's Digest), 1942 TLS; Harold Ross (founding editor of The New Yorker), 1922 TLS; Alfred A. Knopf, signature; Bennett Cerf (Random House), sentiment and signature; Cass Canfield (Harper & Row), 1979 TLS; Hugh Hefner (Playboy), signature; Nigel Nicolson (Weidenfeld and Nicolson--published Lolita), signed loose title page; and Ted Turner, signature. Overall fine condition. Housed in a black leather album and matching case. Estimate Value $250 - UP
The Michael Hecht Autograph Collection.
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$120
Lot 117
Southern California History -- 1867 Quit-Claim Deed Signed by Phineas Banning, "The Father of the Port of Los Angeles." Manuscript document signed "Phineas Banning," 1½ pages, 17 x 10½", Los Angeles, Oct. 31, 1867. Deed recording the sale of two parcels of land by Banning to Edward N. McDonald for $6,000. Besides operating a freighting business, Banning (1830-85) operated a stage coach line between San Pedro and Wilmington and between Banning, CA (named in his honor) and Yuma, Arizona. During the Civil War, he ceded land to the Union Army to build a fort at Wilmington, the Drum Barracks; he was appointed a brigadier general of the First Brigade of the militia and used the title for the rest of his life. Fine condition. Housed in a custom-made folio. Estimate Value $200 - UP
The Michael Hecht Autograph Collection.
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$320
Lot 118
Southern California History -- Includes Bankers, Speculators, Developers, and Defense Contractors, Such as Northrup, Douglas, Martin, Wilshire, Culver. Group of 19 people who were important in southern California history : John K. Northrop (sgd 1977 FDC with Lindbergh cachet); Donald W. Douglas (sgd business card); Glenn L. Martin (sig on 3x5 card); Charles B. Thornton (PgS w/miniature TIME magazine cover); Harry Wilshire (1903 ALS); mining tycoon E.J. "Lucky" Baldwin (ChkS-poor condition + dapper 8x10" photo); John P. Jones, founder of Santa Monica (CrdS); Andrew Glassnel (1876 ChkS, payable in silver); George Hansen (1877 ChkS); Harris Newmark (1878 ChkEndorsed and payable in gold); Harry Chandler (1932 TLS); Harry M. Robinson (sig on card); Arthur Letts, Sr. (1905 TLS); Joseph Sartori (1922 TLS); Isaias Hellman (1889 ChkS); Jackson Graves (1928 IS page torn from a book he wrote); Amelia Vanderlip (EndorsedStockCert); Henry Oxnard (1899 DS); and George Marston (sig). Condition varies, mostly very good to fine. Estimate Value $500 - UP
The Michael Hecht Autograph Collection.
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Realized
$240






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