Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

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Manuscript and Collectibles Auction

Autographs-U.S. Supreme Court Justices
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Lot 322
Holmes, Oliver Wendell & Black, Hugo L (1) Olvier Wendell Holmes (1841-1935), 30-year Supreme Court Justice. Card Signed with place and date (Beverly Farms, Mass., Sept. 28th 1885"), 1¾ x 3½ in. Minor edge spotting, faint mounting traces on verso. (2) Hugo L. Black (1886-1971) Supreme Court Justice from 1937-71. Engraved Supreme Court Card Signed, dated 1959 at lower left in another hand. Both Fine. (2 items).
Estimated Value $200 - 300.
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Lot 323
Story, Joseph (1779-1845) Associate U.S. Supreme Court Justice, known for his historic opinion in Martin versus Hunter's Lessee, which established the power of the federal court to review issues of constitutional law raised in state cases; his decisions helped frame admiralty and prize law. Autograph Letter Signed, Salem (Mass.), August 13, 1816, 1 page, quarto. To Henry A.S. Dearborn (1783-1851), who had served in the Revolutionary War, as a member of Congress (1793-97), as secretary of war (1801-09), and in the War of 1812. In part: "…I received your translation of the French Treatise on Pastel…The translation does equal honor to your judgement industry & patriotism; & entitles you to the warm thanks of all who feel interested in the agricultural & manufacturing establishments sof our country. Real independence is to be acquired only by endeavoring to cultivate within ourselves as far as we can the arts of peace & the arts of war…." More good content. Attached integral leaf has lengthy docket by Dearborn. Written the same year as Story's historic decision, which has been called the keystone of the arch of federal judicial power.
Estimated Value $600 - 800.
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Lot 324
(Supreme Court Justices). Five items signed by Supreme Court Justices: Printed "Supreme Court of the United States / Washington, D.C." Cards Signed Charles Evans Hughes, and W.O. Douglas Dec 11, 1954; Typed Letter Signed Earl Warren as Governor of California, Sept. 29, 1953, 1 page, 4 x 5¼ in, sending his autograph; Autograph Letter Signed Benjamin N. Cardozo, Rye, N.Y., July 15, 1934, 1 page, 6½ x 5 in, to H.H. Nordinger, choosing a date to meet; and a 3 x 5 in. Card Signed Arthur Goldberg as U.S. Secretary of Labor. Some toning. Overall Very Good.
Estimated Value $500 - 750.
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