Goldberg Coins and Collectibles



Sale 38

Manuscript and Collectibles Auction


Businessmen & Lawyers
 
 
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Lot 199
Darrow, Clarence (1857 1938) American lawyer, best known for defending John T. Scopes in the "Monkey" Trial (1925), which tested the teaching of evolution in state-funded educational establishments. Book Inscribed and Signed, "To W H Stout Esq / With the regards of Clarence Darrow / April 29 - 1913," on the first endpage; Stout's bookplate is on the inside cover. The book is Farmington (Chicago: A.C. McClurg & Co., 1904), 277 pp, 8x5¼". Green cloth cover with gold-stamping. Some discoloration along spine, else a good, tight copy.
Estimated Value $600 - 800.
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Realized
$604
Lot 200
Disney, Walter E. Canary-yellow Check Signed in full, Burbank, California, 3 Oct. 1955. Written on Disney's personal account with Bank of America and paid to First Wisconsin National Bank for $907.38. Very good; some show-through from stamps on verso, but a strong, bold Disney signature.
Estimated Value $2,000 - 3,000.
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Realized
$1,800
Lot 201
Disney, Walter Elias. Program for the dedication ceremonies of Walt Disney School Signed in red pencil on the front cover, 8½x5½" (Anaheim, California, 30 Mar. 1957). Disney is listed as a speaker on the program. Two newspaper photographs show Disney speaking to the young people at the dedication and the newspaper account states that Disney spoke and that the school's multipurpose room was decorated by murals using Disney characters, which were designed and executed by Disney's top art director, Bob Moore. Disney was on President Eisenhower's committee concerned with the problems of education. A school photo of the 1957 first-grade class is included. The school was located close to Disneyland.
Estimated Value $1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 202
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Lot 203
(Financiers and Others) Mellon & Kahn. Sigatures of Andrew W. Mellon and Otto H. Kahn on 1½x3" Autograph cards, n.p., n.d. Pittsburgh tycoon, Secretary of the Treasury and philantropist Mellon (1855-1937) signed "A.W. Mellon"; Kahn (1867-1934), who was a banker, philanthropist and art patron, signed "Otto H. Kahn." One paper clip mark, else fine. Also, signatures of J.C. McReynolds, associate justice of the Supreme Court, author and journalist C. Vanderbilt Jr. John Payne, Chairman of the Red Cross, Coleman du Pont, and John Taylor. All circa early 1920s.
Estimated Value $200 - 250.
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Lot 204
Getty, J. Paul (1892-1976) Oil mogul and art collector. Three Typed Letters Signed (one "J. Paul Getty" and two "Paul"), all on Sutton Place, Guildford, Surrey letterhead, 1965, 1970 and 1971, all to E.F. Hutton partner Gerald M. Loeb. Very good to fine. Two pertain to Loeb's book, The Battle for Stock Market Profits. The 1965 letter has interesting insight. In part,:"…I have never considered myself a business man but rather a man who is interested in many things, including business….I have never been convinced that my money, in the hands of a charitable institution, would do more good for the nation than it does now since it is fully invested in productive enterprises and the Fine Arts…".
Estimated Value $300 - 500.
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Realized
$345
Lot 205
Hearst, William Randolph (1863-1951) Newspaper magnate; two-time congressman. Typed Letter Signed ("W R Hearst") on Los Angeles Examiner letterhead, 1p, 7x8½", Los Angeles, 29 Apr. 1935. Fine. To Lord Joseph Duveen (1869-1939), one of the world's most influential art dealers, thanking him for a birthday telegram. Large, bold signature.
Estimated Value $300 - 500.
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Lot 206
Penney, James C (1875-1971) Founder of J.C. Penney Company, Inc. in 1902, under the original name, "The Golden Rule Store." Typed Letter Signed, on "James C. Penney" letterhead, 1p, 11x8½", New York, 1 May 1969. Fine.To Leon Gutterman. Penney pleads his 94 years as the reason he can't become a founder of the Wisdom Society.
Estimated Value $200 - 300.
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Lot 207
Rubinstein, Helena (1871 - 1965) Polish-American cosmetics mogul; founder of Helena Rubinstein, Incorporated; she became one of the world's richest women. Photograph Inscribed and Signed, "To Manfred Rongen / sincerely / Helena Rubinstein," 10x8", n.p., n.d. Fine. Signed in black ink.
Estimated Value $300 - 500.
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Lot 208
Sanders, "Col.onel" Harland (1890-1980) Founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken. 3x5" ruled Card Signed, "Sincerely Col Harland Sanders 5/22/70," in blue ink. Fine.
Estimated Value $30 - 50.
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Realized
$24






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