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Sale 38

Manuscript and Collectibles Auction


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Lot Photo Description Realized
Lot 122
(It's A Great Life) David Rose Original Scores. Over 140 pages of original handwritten scores by the famous composer/conductor/arranger David Rose (best known for "The Stripper"), for the early televsion sitcom, "It's A Great Life," which aired during 1954-55. A VHS tape of the pilot is included. Written by Ray Singer and Dick Chevillat, "It's A Great Life" starred Michael O'Shea and William Bishop as ex-G.I.'s Steve and Denny; Frances Bavier, the future Aunt Bee from "Mayberry R.F.D." costarred.
Estimated Value $400 - 800.
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Lot 123
Adams, Ansel (1902-84) American photographer best known for his black-and-white shots of Yosemite Valley. A special edition of Yosemite and the Range of Light (Boston: New York Graphic Society, 1979), signed on the first endpage, Carmel, California, 1980. The 12¼x15½" volume contains 116 plates of Yosemite Valley. With dust jacket. Fine.
Estimated Value $250 - 350.
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$276
Lot 124
Dali, Salvador (1904-89) Flamboyant Spanish artist, associated with surrealism. Print from an art book of a young woman looking out of a window signed ("Dalí"), 12x9", n.p., n.d. Very fine. The original painting was signed by Dalí in 1925. Signed at the top in black marker.
Estimated Value $200 - 300.
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$180
Lot 125
Dali, Salvador. Print from an art book signed ("Dalí"), 12x9", n.p., n.d. A partial torso, from which protrude two heads (birds?) casts a shadow; to the left are three red figurines, the top half of which is covered by a cloud. Very fine. Signed at the top in black marker.
Estimated Value $200 - 300.
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$144
Lot 126
Flagg, James Montgomery (1877-1960) Painter, illustrator. Autograph Letter Signed, 1p, 11x*", n.p., 2 Mar. 39. Very Fine. A humorous reply to an autograph seeker, in part: "Certainly it's too much trouble!…I never send autographs to you fiends unless you enclose a stamped self addressed envelope. !" He then signs in full. With a Typed Note Signed with large red initials, on personal stationery, 1 p, 7x8½", New York City, 21 Nov. (19)48. Very good; light stain affects part of salutation to radio personality Mary Margaret McBride. "You confirm me in my misogyny. Who but a sadistic female would send an aging artist such foul snapshots of himself!"
Estimated Value $300 - 500.
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Lot 127
Karsh, Yousef (1908-2002) World-renowned photographer of the famous; his subjects included Churchill, Einstein, and Picasso. Black and white photograph of Karsh Inscribed to Barry D. Hoffman "with the good wishes of Yousef Karsh; 1981," 10x6½", n.p. Fine.
Estimated Value $75 - 100.
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$90
Lot 128
Kent, Rockwell (1882-1971) American painter and printmaker. Hand-tinted lithograph signed and inscribed, "To all the Carters, love and Glory Hallelujah! Sally & Rockwell 1944," just under the image of a winged Victory holding a furled flag in her left hand and a sword in her right hand, with a thunderbolt and storm clouds are in the background., 14x10", n.p. Excellent condition. Matted to an overall size of 19¼x15". Printed below the image is the first verse and chorus of "Battle Hymn of the Republic." A patriotic piece created during World War II. Kent's architectural training can be seen in his rendition of Victory.
Estimated Value $800 - 1,200.
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Realized
$920
Lot 129
Lichtenstein, Roy (1923-98) With Andy Warhol led the Pop Art movement. Color page from a magazine signed and dated "'83" in the lowerborder. Fine.
Estimated Value $75 - 100.
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Lot 130
Moreau, Gusteau (1826-98) French Symbolist painter. Autograph Letter Signed, 1p, 6x4¼", in French, n.p., n.d. Fine. To "Dear Madam," accepting an invitation. "Your letter…finds me without energy…my mother is weakening, she doesn't want me to be deprived of the very great honor of being presented to madam your mother and also of the pleasure of seeing you. Until Thursday then…." With translation.
Estimated Value $150 - 200.
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Realized
$86
Lot 131
Neiman, LeRoy. Serigraph titled "The Sportsman Restaurant, Anaheim, California," signed at lower right of image, 29½x21½". Excellent condition. Two men and two women play a game of doubles.
Estimated Value $200 - 300.
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$180
Lot 132
Osborn, Robert Chesley. Cartoonist, satirist, and artist. Original 11½x15" Crayon Drawing Signed "Osborn" at lower left, with an Autograph Note Signed "Bob O." on the verso, n.p., n.d. Fine; minor age toning. The drawing, sent as a thank-you gift to his friends, the Shaws, is of a figure, possibly on skis, who is obviously frightened. The paper is watermarked "J. Perrigot Archives." The note on the verso says, "dear Shaws, what a lovely ending you two provided. many, many thanks for that food and that good talk amidst those exhilerating Franzen ramps. much love to both of you. As always."
Estimated Value $300 - 500.
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Lot 133
Rockwell, Norman. Typed Letter Signed twice with initials, "N.R." and with a holograph postscript, on personal letterhead, 1p, 10x7¼", Stockbridge, Mass., n.d. Rockwell sends an autographed bookplate (not present) to a man who purchased his new book, and adds a handwritten note: "P.S. Dear Mr. Mansfield, This is in reply to your letter. Cordially N.R." Very fine.
Estimated Value $150 - 200.
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Lot 134
Rockwell, Norman. 1st Edition Book Signed, "Sincerely Norman Rockwell" in blue ink on a front endpage. Rockwell's autobiography is titled, Norman Rockwell, My Adventures as an Illustrator. (New York: Doubleday and Co., 1960. Slight loosening at spine; interior is tight and lightly toned; dust jacket has edge wear.
Estimated Value $100 - 150.
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Lot 135
Rouault, George (1871-1958) French painter and printmaker. Autograph Letter Signed ("Rouault"), in French 1 ¼ pp, recto and verso, n.p., 2 May (?) 1952. Very good; 2 strips of 2 ½" tape at left margin (used to tip letter into a book). Rouault notes that he is in the South, "attempting to recover…from the efforts I am compelled to make at over 80…naturally on account of various planned retrospective exhibitions.…" Rouaults daughter, Isabelle, writes below her fathers letter, asking "Monsieur" to take photographs of the works that he owns, with their titles and dimensions.
Estimated Value $600 - 800.
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Lot 136
Schulz, Charles M (1922-2000) Cartoonist; creator of "Peanuts." Photograph of Schulz drawing a "Peanuts" strip Signed "Best wishes - Charles M. Schulz," 9½x7", n.p., n.d. With a paperback book, We Love You, Snoopy, signed by Schulz on the inside cover. The photo is fine; the book is very good and toned. Both in the transmittal envelope from One Snoopy Place in which they were sent.
Estimated Value $400 - 600.
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Realized
$240
Lot 137
Schulz, Charles M. Paperback Book titled "We're Right Behind You, Charlie Brown," Signed by Schulz in black marker on the front cover, n.p., n.d. Published by Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc.1967. Pages toned but fine.
Estimated Value $200 - 300.
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$120
Lot 138
Wyeth, Andrew (1917 -) American realist painter. Photograph Signed and Inscribed, "To Barry Hoffman, Kindest regards, Andrew Wyeth," 8x10", n.p. (1986). Fine. An accompanying note from Mr. Wyeth's secretary states that the photo was taken in Cushing, Maine, in front of Mr. Wyeth's studio.
Estimated Value $200 - 300.
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