Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 118

The Nov 14-15, 2020 Collectibles Auction

Military Leaders
Lot Photo Description Realized
Lot 131
Military Leaders Spanning WWI to Desert Storm Including a TLS by Douglas MacArthur Declaring No Anti-Semitic Bias, 25 Signed Photos/Letters. A fine collection of autographs, signed photos and letters from a diverse collection of military leaders.
1.) Leading with a typed letter signed by Douglas MacArthur dated January 26, 1962 where he answers a woman regarding any recollection he may have had of a Col. William Cole (he didn't). Then the second paragraph MacArthur writes " I have no slightest anti-semitic bias. I evaluate men by their basic character and not according to race or color." and signs letter as Douglas MacArthur typed and signed on his 90 Church Street, New York 7, New York letterhead.

The balance of the collection includes : Brigadier General Charles H. Taylor with the 38th Regiment Massachusetts and post Civil War became a journalist and war correspondent, card signed Chas. H. Taylor, Boston, Jan. 31 1902., General Mark Clark, youngest 4 Star General in WWII who actually served in WWI to Korea. Col. Dean Walker, Vice Admiral James Hirshfield, USCG, Frank Pace Jr. Secretary of the Army (1950-53), Vice-Admiral A.C. Wagner, Brig. General Prescott Spicer, Maj. General Elnar Gjelstean, Captain of Navy, F.S.Keeler, Rear Admiral W.M. Nation Lt. General James Hollingsworth, Gen. William A. Knowlton (x2), Lt. General Charles C. Dodge, Commanding General of Fifth US Army, Vice Admiral Thomas R. Sargent USCG, General Michael Davison, Brigadier General James Coutts, Cmndr. E.P. Wilkinson, US Navy Cmndr. Grover Heffner, US Navy, Major General Norman Edwards, Rear Admiral L.W. Nitt., Major General Orwin Talbott, Cdr. William Wolf, " WHALE" submarine great signed photo breaking through ice, General William C. Westmoreland signed letter dated 1985 with B&W still, General Norman Schwarzkoff (Desert Storm), General Alexander Haig (also former Secretary of State). Estimated Value $750 - UP
View details and enlarged photo
Lot 132
Gordon, Charles George -- ALS by "Chinese Gordon"/"Gordon Pasha"/ "Gordon of Khartoum" (1833-85) British Army officer and administrator who fought in the Crimean War and made his reputation in China before entering the service of the Khedive of Egypt and becoming Governor-General of the Sudan. He died in Khartoum attempting to put down a revolt. Autograph letter signed "C.G. Gordon," 1p, on light violet paper with blind embossed British coat of arms at top center, 7x4½' May 16 (or 17), 1870, telling "My dear Liburne" that he will "see that the cost of the earth is 1/11d…& the Hardcore 3/- per yd. It would never do to have put the earth under the stones of Foreshore…" and that he is sending a letter about Coalhouse Glacier. With postscript about not putting earth behind Foreshore to fill in." Small paper loss in blank lower left margin. Estimated Value $450 - UP
Clive, Garhar & Sophie Dupre Rare Books and Manuscripts, Wiltshire, England, 1998, The Richard A. Basler Collection.

View details and enlarged photo

Home | Current Sale | Calendar of Events | Bidding | Consign | About Us | Contact | Archives | Log In

US Coins & Currency | World & Ancient Coins | Manuscripts & Collectibles | Bonded CA Auctioneers No. 3S9543300
11400 W. Olympic Blvd, Suite 800, Los Angeles CA 90064 | 310. 551.2646 ph | 310.551.2626 fx | 800.978.2646 toll free

© 2011 Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, All Rights Reserved