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Sale 22

Manuscript and Collectibles Auction

Lot Photo Description Realized
Lot 375
Byrd, Richard E (1888-1957) American naval officer and explorer. Check Signed ("R E Byrd"), New York, March 28, 1928. Drawn on Liberty National Bank and paid to Kidder Peabody & Co. for $1502. Usual bank cancellations, not affecting Byrd's signature. Fine condition. Byrd made his first explorations of Antarctica and established his "Little America" base in 1928. He would make the first flight over the South Pole the next year.
Estimated Value $250 - 300.
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Lot 376
Edison, Thomas A (1847-1931) American inventor. Autograph Letter Signed ("E"), September 5, 1922, no place, 1 page octavo, on lined paper. To Wolnitzky, an employee in Edison's phonograph record division. The letter concerns marketing strategy for Edison records, involving comparison of the same song on Edison and Victor recordings. Edison writes: "I have two Records both same tunes on Victor & Edison. One is a Banjo one a song both sung by Elizabeth Spencer. These with 2 or 3 of good Edison Records could be used by your Canvassers. Paullin will let you listen, see what you think of the 2. E." Two tiny tape hinges in left margin, penciled notes on verso, else Fine. Interesting content.
Estimated Value $700 - 900.
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Lot 377
Edison, Thomas A (1847-1941) American Inventor. Check Signed ("Thos A. Edison"), as president and vice president of Edison Botanic Research Corporation, West Orange, N.J., October 22, 1928. The pale green check is drawn on the Savings Investment & Trust Co. and paid to Owens & Phillips Inc. for $4.50. Perforated bank cancellation lightly touches top of "h" in "Thos". As usual, Edison's signature is beautiful. Fine condition.
Estimated Value $600 - 800.
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