Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 43

Manuscript and Collectibles Auction

U.S. Supreme Court Justices
Lot Photo Description Realized
Lot 324
Brandeis, Louis D (1856-1941) Supreme Court Justice (1916-1939) and leader of the American Zionist movement; appointed to the Supreme Court by Woodrow Wilson, he was the first Jewish Supreme Court Justice in United States history. ALS in black ink on Supreme Court stationery, 1p, 8" x 5", Washsington, 1925 Oct. 28. Fine; one small fold split; two hole punches at left margin affect a couple of letters of the text. To a prominent Zionist, Dr. Curt Navratzki, regarding unstated news received and action that Brandeis was taking to follow up on it.
Estimated Value $400 - 600.
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Lot 325
Frankfurter, Felix. ALS on engraved Supreme Court of the United States note card, 3½" x 4½", Washington, D.C. 1959 April 22. To Mrs. Hull, in part: "You were kind to write me about my remarks on Judge Hand's golden anniversary and I much appreciate it…." Fine; small blemish at top edge.
Estimated Value $350 - 450.
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Lot 326
Hughes Supreme Court. PS by Supreme Court Justice Charles E. Hughes, as well as by his eight associate justices: Owen J. Roberts, J.C. McReynolds, Wm. O. Douglas, Stanley Reed, Harlan F. Stone, Felix Frankfurther, Hugo L. Black, and Frank Murphy, 11" x 16¼", n.p., 1940 or 1941 (Frank Murphy joined the Court in 1940 and Chief Justice Hughes retired in 1941). Photo by Harris & Ewing. Some brushing to Hughes' signature and the last five letters of McReynolds' signature are light. Archival repair to lower right corner; one closed tear in blank left margin, just touching the lower left corner of the background; small crease at upper right corner. Light toning and minor marginal soiling, but overall fine.
Estimated Value $2,500 - 3,500.
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Lot 327
Rehnquist, William H (1924-2005) Nominated by President Nixon to the Supreme Court in 1971, he served from 1972-2005; from 1986 he was Chief Justice. PS as Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, 9" x 6", n.p., n.d. (late 1980s) Very fine. The photo was sent to an advanced Russian class in Watervliet, New York.
Estimated Value $150 - 200.
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