Goldberg Coins and Collectibles



Sale 86

The Manuscripts, Collectibles & Space Auction


U.S. Presidents
 
 
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Lot 537
Adams, John Quincy. Partial document signed ("J.Q. Adams") as President, 1 page, 1¾ x 5½ in., brown ink, Washington, June 19, 1826. Endorsement clipped from a larger handwritten document reads: "given under my hand at the City of Washington, the nineteenth day of June A.D. 1826, and of the Independence of the United States of America the Fiftieth." Light age toning. Matted with two large Commemorative Presidential bronze medals; a printed color portrait of President Adams; a printed excerpt from Adam's 1825 Message To Congress ("The great object of the institution of civil government is the improvement of the condition of those who are party to the social compact…"); and a decorative metal name plate. Attractively framed to an overall size of 15 x 19 in.
Estimated Value $650 - 800.
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$456
Lot 538
Adams, John Quincy. Partly-printed document signed ("J.Q. Adams") as President, vellum, 8¼ x 12 in., Washington, May 23, 1826. Normal age wear. Appointing Alexander H. Edwards a Midshipman in the Navy of the United States. Countersigned by Secretary of the Navy Samuel L. Southard. Seal of the Navy Department is intact at left margin. Boldly signed. Housed in a heavy lucite frame for display, easily removed.
Estimated Value $600 - 800.
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$660
Lot 539
Adams, John Quincy. Autograph document signed ("J.Q. Adams") as Congressman, 3¾ x 6¾ in., n.p., n.d. Light toning, else fine. Two long lines and signature cut from the conclusion of a request to Congress that their "Hall" be used by a silk convention: "The Subscribers request that the use of the Hall may be granted for the purposes above mentioned." The petition was signed by nine other members of Congress. Adams failed to win a second presidential term in 1828 but won a congressional seat to represent a district that encompassed southeastern Massachusetts. Shortly before his death in the U.S. Capitol in 1848, Adams said he viewed his 17 years as a member of the House as the highlight of his long life of public service.
Estimated Value $400 - 600.
Joseph L. Baldwin Collection; purchased from Charles Hamilton, December 9, 1991.

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$563
Lot 540
Arthur, Chester A. Document signed ("C A Arthur") as Collector of the Port of New York, on a cut portion of a partly-printed document, accomplished in black ink, 1½ x 6 in., no place, March 4, 1875. Document portion reads "Sworn to and subscribed this 4th day of March, 1875 witness my hand and seal / C A Arthur." Matted with two large Commemorative Presidential bronze medals; a printed excerpt from Arthur's 1881 Inaugural Address ("No higher or more assuring proof could exist of the strength and permanence of popular government that the fact that though the chosen of the people be struck down, his constitutional successor is peacefully installed without shock or strain…"); and a printed Arthur portrait which also lists a brief timeline. Attractively framed to an overall size of 21½ x 11½ in.
Estimated Value $450 - 600.
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$432
Lot 541
Buchanan, James. Manuscript quotation signed as Secretary of State, 1 page, Washington, late 1848. Being an excerpt from a letter, meant for publication, that President James K. Polk had Secretary of State Buchanan send to William V. Voorhees, the on-site agent of the United States in California, containing the official statement of policy of the United States government and conveying to the people of California the lofty views of President Polk respecting their condition and prospects.

The excerpt reads: "Whilst the other nations of the world are distracted by domestic dissensions, and are involved in a struggle between the privileges of the few and the rights of the many, Heaven has blessed our happy land with a Government which secures equal rights to all our citizens, and has produced Peace, Happiness and Contentment throughout our borders. It has combined Liberty with Order, and all the sacred and indefeasible rights of the citizens with the strictest observance of law…." Written in brackets after this is "From the letter of Mr. Buchanan, Secretary of State of the U.S. conveying to the people of California the views of President Polk respecting their condition and prospects.--October 7, 1848." The quotation is signed by James Buchanan and a scroll at lower left has "Signature autograph."

California became the property of the United States after the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, signed in February 1848 (effective May 30) ended the Mexican-American War (1846-48). After Mexican authority lapsed, the U.S. government did not step immediately into the breach and Californians were concerned about their status. On August 14, 1848, President Polk signed "An act to establish certain postal routes" and "to make arrangements for the establishment of post offices and for the transmission, receipt and conveyance of letters in Oregon and California." William V. Voorhees was named the U.S. agent for this purpose

With the discovery of gold on the American River near Sacramento on January 24, 1848, came a huge increase in population and a pressing need for civil government. The Gold Rush hastened California's entry into the Union as the 31st state on 9 September 1850.

The body of this manuscript was written for Buchanan by Adam J. Glossbrenner, who was Clerk of the State Department during Buchanan's tenure there. Glossbrenner was later Sergeant-at-Arms for the House of Representatives and then Buchanan's private secretary.
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,500.
The Arden Family Holdings of Beverly Hills.

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$1,380
Lot 542
Bush, George and Barbara Bush. White House Christmas card signed as President and First Lady, 13 x 10 in., with printed holiday message: "With our warmest wishes for a blessed Christmas / and a peaceful new year / The President and Mrs. Bush / 1990." The Bush's have signed on the bottom of the card. Blind embossed Presidential Seal lower left margin. The card depicts Mark Hampton's work, "The Oval Office, The White House." Matted with a color printed photograph of the First Couple; two large Commemorative Presidential bronze medals; two small Commemorative Presidential bronze medals; three campaign buttons; decorative printed official 1989 Inaugural Invitation and Inaugural Program; printed excerpt from Bush's 1989 Inaugural Address ("America is never wholly herself unless she is engaged in high moral principle. We as a people have such a purpose today. It is to make kinder the face of the nation and gentler the face of the world"); and a printed brief biographical timeline. Beautifully framed to an overall size of 25¾"x 32".
Estimated Value $900 - 1,100.
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$630
Lot 543
Bush, George H.W. Typed letter signed ("George") as Chairman of the Republican National Committee, one page, on official letterhead, 9½ x 7", Washington, June 29, 1973. During the midst of the Watergate scandal, Bush congratulates a Minnesota Republican, F. Peavey Heffelfinger, on his appointment, hopes that his assistance helped, and expresses confidence that Mr. Heffelfinger will do a great job.
Estimated Value $125 - 150.
Joseph L. Baldwin Collection; purchased from Edward N. Bomsey, May 10, 1992.

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$94
Lot 544
Bush, George W. Bold signature ("George Bush") in black marker, on a cut slip of paper printed with "George W. Bush" in black, 2½ x 3½ in., no place, no date. Matted with four large Commemorative Presidential bronze medals; two small Commemorative Second Inauguration bronze medals; 2001 Inauguration Invitation and Inauguation Ceremonies Program, printed and embossed with gold Presidential Seal; two printed images of President Bush; a Bush/Cheney 2000 campaign button; a printed excerpt from Bush's 2005 Inaugural Address ("The survival of liberty in our land increasingly depends on the success of liberty in other lands. The best hope for peace in our world is the expansion of freedom in all the world"); and a brief printed Bush biographical timeline. Attractively arranged and framed to an overall size of 25 x 28 in.
Estimated Value $350 - 500.
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$300
Lot 545
Carter, James E. Autograph note signed ("Jimmy Carter") as the Democratic presidential nominee, written on the first page of a printed interview with the National Education Association, outlining his positions on education, 4 pages, 11 x 8½ in., no place, no date (Sept. 1976 is written on the first page in another hand). Carter's note is written to Edith Green (1910-1987), who represented Oregon in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1955 to 1974, and who was known for advancing women's issues, education, and social reform. She played an instrumental role in passing the 1972 Equal Opportunity in Education Act, better known as Title IX. Carter writes: "To Hon. Edith Green / Here are some of my statements on education. I hope you will help me with advice, criticism and political support. Jimmy Carter."
Estimated Value $350 - 450.
Joseph L. Baldwin Collection; purchased from Robert A. Siegel auction, November 19, 1992.

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Lot 546
Carter, Jimmy. Color photograph signed, 8½ x 7½", no place, no date. Matted with two large bronze "Carter" Commemorative Presidential medals; a printed excerpt from Carter's 1977 Inaugural Address ("Two centuries ago our nation's birth was a milestone in the long quest for freedom, but the bold and brilliant dream which excited the founders of our nation still awaits its consummation. I have no new dream to set forth today, but rather urge a fresh faith in the old dream"); a brief printed Carter biographical timeline and a sepia-toned White House vignette. Attractively framed to an overall size of 15½ x 20½ in.
Estimated Value $300 - 450.
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$240
Lot 547
Cleveland, Grover. Signature as President ("Grover Cleveland / March 18, 1887"), on a 1½ x 3½ in. card, no place. Matted with a handsome bust portrait of Cleveland by Pach Bros., 8 x 5 in.; two large "Cleveland" Commemorative Presidential bronze medals; a printed excerpt from Cleveland's 1885 Inaugural Address ("Your every voter, as surely as your chief magistrate, exercises a public trust"); and a brief printed Cleveland biographical timeline. Attractively framed to an overall size of 16½ x 19 in.
Estimated Value $300 - 350.
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$552
Lot 548
Clinton, William Jefferson. Typed letter signed ("Bill Clinton") as President, 1 page, on White House letterhead, 9¾ x 6½ in., Washington, Feb. 10, 1993. Written upon the occasion of the death of tennis star and social activist Arthur Ashe (on Feb. 6) and addressed "To the family and friends of Arthur Ashe: Together we gather to mourn the death of our friend Arthur Ashe. Our Nation has suffered a great loss by the passing of this great leader. He lived his life gently but courageously, and we will miss him. I enjoyed my visits with Arthur and was always awed by the dignity and depth of commitment he demonstrated in the months before his death. I only wish time had allowed me to know him better. Arthur Ashe's life represents the very best of America--an opportunity to work hard and to succeed. His life also represents the responsibility we all have to give something back to our Nation. Arthur gave of himself tirelessly for many years. His contributions to education and to the cause of human rights will serve as an inspiration to all, My friend Arthur Ashe will be missed."

Ashe was one of the finest tennis players in the world. He won three Grand Slam titles and was the first African American player selected to the United States Davis Cup team, as well as the only black man ever to win the singles title at Wimbledon, the US Open, or the Australian Open. Ashe is thought to have contracted HIV in the early 1980s from a blood transfusion received during heart bypass surgery. He went public with the news in April 1992 and spent the rest of his life educating the public about HIV and AIDS, creating the Arthur Ashe Foundation for the Defeat of AIDS and the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health. He died at the young age of 49. On June 20, 1993, President Clinton posthumously awarded Ashe the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Estimated Value $2,500 - 3,500.
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Lot 549
Clinton, William Jefferson. Menu cover from the Old Town Mexican Cafe y Cantina signed ("Bill Clinton") as President, 5½ x 5 in., San Diego, CA., March 31, 1994 (as stated in the attached Letter of Authenticity). With a First Day Cover signed, commemorating the opening day of the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Arkansas, 3¾ ¾x 7 in., stamped, dated November 18, 2004 and postmarked Hope, Arkansas. President Clinton has boldly signed the cover in black ink (Letter of Authenticity attached from Clinton staff member). Both items are matted with five large Commemorative Presidential bronze medals; a small Commemorative Inaugural silver medal; a small enameled Presidential Seal medal; three campaign buttons; two printed images of the President; original decorative printed invitations with gold embossed seals to Clinton's 1993 Inaugural Ball, a copy of the Inauguration Ceremonies Program; two colorful printed tickets to the Inaugural Ball and Parade; and a 5 in. souvenir silver spoon from the Clinton Presidential Center. Attractively framed to an overall size of 36 x 26 in.
Estimated Value $650 - 850.
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$630
Lot 550
Clinton, William Jefferson. Rolling Stone magazine cover signed ("Bill Clinton"), featuring a picture of Clinton, 12" x 9½", College Special Issue 369, September 17, 1992. Boldly signed in black marker across the future President's white shirt collar. This pre-election issue had "The Rolling Stone Interview: Bill Clinton" by William Greider, P.J. O'Rourke and Hunter Thompson. Attractively matted and framed to an overall size of 19" x 17".
Estimated Value $300 - 500.
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$168
Lot 551
Clinton, William Jefferson. First day cover signed as Governor of Arkansas, postmarked Jan. 3, 1986. No. 76 of 150, celebrating the Sesquicentennial of Arkansas. Colorful and attractive.
Estimated Value $250 - 350.
Joseph L. Baldwin Collection; purchased from Gary Hendershott, Aug. 23, 1993.

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$192
Lot 552
Clinton, William Jefferson and George H. W. Bush. Restaurant guest check signed on the verso by the 41st and 42nd Presidents, no place, no date. The Clinton and Bush families became close when former Presidents Clinton and Bush worked together on a number of important issues and charitable initiatives. They were jointly awarded the 2006 Philadelphia Liberty Medal for their work on the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund and Bush-Clinton Tsunami Fund. This restaurant check was doubtlessly presented to the two Presidents to sign as they ate in a coffee shop. In 2010, Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush created the Clinton-Bush Haiti Fund to aid victims of the Haiti earthquake. In an appearance together, Clinton commented that they used to get approached in coffee shops for autographs, but everyone wants a "selfie" today.
Estimated Value $200 - 300.
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$119
Lot 553
Coolidge, Calvin. Typed letter signed as President, marked "Personal", on White House letterhead, 1 page, Washington, D.C., December 20, 1923. To Mr. Henry L.Stoddard, editor of The Evening Mail, New York, N.Y., regarding his editorial about the increased representation at the National Convention: "In assessing all the blame for this action on those who are undoubtedly my friends, you have assumed that the sole object was an increase in the number of delegates from the Southern States, while as a matter of fact, the protests against the original allotment came from the representatives of the Northern negroes, and were reinforced by well-meaning persons, who are unwilling to seemingly place the stamp of approval on Southern disfranchisement. I should think it would be evident to anyone that I had nothing to gain by this increase…it would result in nothing but embarrassment to me…I think you will see that there are other angles to be considered…" Bold Coolidge signature. Age toned withe moderate overall staining. Two paperclip rust marks at left top margins.
Estimated Value $400 - 600.
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$300
Lot 554
Coolidge,Calvin. Signature as President, on a 2½ x 4 in. White House card, engraved in blue the White House / Washington, no date. Matted with a printed color portrait of the President; two large Commemorative Presidential bronze medals; two "Keep Coolidge" campaign buttons; two commemorative stamps; a printed quote from Coolidge's 1925 Inaugural Address ("Economy is idealism in its most practical form"); and a brief printed Coolidge biographical timeline. Attractively arranged and framed to an overall size of 19 x 17½ in.
Estimated Value $300 - 400.
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$600
Lot 555
Eisenhower, Dwight D. Typed letter signed ("Ike") as Allied Supreme Commander of NATO, 1 page, on "DDE" letterhead, Supreme Headquarters / Allied Powers Europe, Oct. 9, 1951. To Maj. Gen. and Mrs. Robert M. Littlejohn, sending thanks for 61st birthday greetings. "… I think if I could have my fondest wish today it would be that Mamie and I could be on our little farm in Gettysburg…." With a holograph postscript: "P.S. Happy birthday to John!" Fine. Gen. Littlejohn was the U. S. Army Quartermaster General during World War II. He received the Distinguished Service Medal and an Oak Leaf Cluster, the Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star.
Estimated Value $500 - 600.
Joseph L. Baldwin Collection; purchased from Charles Hamilton auction, May 31, 1984.

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Lot 556
Eisenhower, Dwight D. Signature on a vertically striped slip of paper, 3 x 5 in., blue ink, no place, no date. Tastefully matted with a small oval bust engraving of Eisenhower; two 1971 Eisenhower Silver Dollars; two large Commemorative Presidential bronze medals; five commemorative stamps; two large campaign buttons; a printed excerpt from Eisenhower's 1955 Geneva Conference Address ("The quest for peace is the statesman's most exacting duty…Practical progress to lasting peace is his fondest hope"); and a brief printed Eisenhower biographical timeline. Attractively framed to an overall size of 24 x 19 in.
Estimated Value $250 - 400.
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$432
Lot 557
Eisenhower, Dwight D. Typed letter signed ("D.E."), on "DDE" letterhead, 1 page, Palm Desert, Dec. 22, 1961. To Irving Geist, thanking him for his Christmas package and describing how he enjoyed some of the edibles while Mamie was out shopping: "…around lunch time I got hungry -- and Mamie was in the midst of her two and a hal [sic] hour shopping spree. So Moaney opened your gift…." Sgt. John A. Moaney joined Eisenhower's personal staff in August 1942, when Gen. Eisenhower was in England planning the invasion of North Africa. Moaney served as Ike's valet for the next 27 years, until Eisenhower's death. The two men were close friends.
Estimated Value $200 - 300.
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$132
Lot 558
Ford, Gerald R. Partly-printed document signed as President, 1 page, 6½ x 4½ in., Malibu, Ca., September 20, 1975. Retained Pepperdine University Invitation to a dedication and address by President Ford. Together with a White House vignette signed, 5" x 7", no place, no date. Matted with two large bronze "Ford" Commemorative Presidential metals; a silver metal commemorative medallion; five commemorative stamps; a printed picture of Ford; a brief printed Ford biography and two descriptive metal plaques. Handsomely framed to an overall size of 20½ x 23½ in.
Estimated Value $500 - 600.
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$384
Lot 559
Ford, Gerald R. Color photograph signed as President, 7¼" x 10", Salzburg, June 2, 1975. Signed on the bottom margin of the mount in black ink. Ford is pictured in a private discussion with Egyptian President Anwar Sadat. On June 2, 1975, a successful working luncheon was held in Salzburg to discuss the U.S.and Egypt's relationship and their common goal of peace in the Middle East. Handsomely housed in a gilt, brown leatherette, presentation folder lined in gold taffeta, and imprinted: "President / Gerald R. Ford / Salzburg / June 2, 1975." Also included is a signed and inscribed copy of Today's Children by David A.Hamburg. Ford has inscribed and signed on the front end paper "From the Library of President & Mrs.Gerald R. Ford / Gerald R. Ford."
Estimated Value $400 - 500.
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Lot 560
Ford, Gerald R. Three signed items, framed together: 1) Color photo inscribed and signed, "To / Lauther Fowler / Gerald R. Ford", 14 x 10½ in., n.p., n.d.; "Official Printed Presidential Photograph by David Hume Kennedy"; 2) White House Vignette inscribed and signed "The White House - a magnificent residence," 6 x 8 in., Washington Bureau of Engraving and Printing; and 3) a red and white bumper sticker signed, 2½ x 11 in. All three items are matted and framed to an overall size of 33 x 21 in. Fine.
Estimated Value $300 - 500.
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$168
Lot 561
Garfield, James A. Executive Mansion card signed as President, with holograph date, "May 6, 1881," 2¾ x 4½ in. Minor ink brushing and light toning. Garfield became the 20th President of the United States on March 4, 1881. Less than two months later, on July 2, 1881, he was shot by Charles J. Guiteau (1841-82), a failed lawyer who felt that he was responsible for Garfield's victory and was angry that his constant supplications to be an ambassador had been ignored. Garfield died eleven agonizing weeks later, on September 19th, after three operations and constant probing by doctors with unsterilized fingers and instruments. Guiteau was convicted of assassinating the President and hanged on June 30, 1882.
Estimated Value $10,000 - 12,500.
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$9,300
Lot 562
Grant, Ulysses S. Partly-printed document signed ("U.S. Grant") as President, 1 page, 9½ x 7½ in., Washington, December 30, 1875. Ordering the Secretary of State to affix the Seal of the United States to a congratulatory letter to Queen Victoria. Matted with a "Grant" Fifty Dollar Bill; three small metal commemorative medallions; one large Memorial Commemorative silver metal medallion; three large "Grant" Commemorative Presidential bronze medallions; five commemorative stamps; two printed portraits of Grant and a brief printed Grant biographical timeline. Handsomely framed to an overall size of 17½ x 30½ in.

In 1875, Queen Victoria had written a letter to William I, the German Emperor, which was thought to have helped avert a second Franco-German war. Victoria's daughter, also named Victoria, was married to William's son Frederick, so she had some family influence. When William I died in 1888, Frederick would become Emperor for a few months before his untimely death.
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,200.
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$1,170
Lot 563
Harding Warren G. Typed letter signed as President, on White House letterhead, 1 page, 8¾ x 6¾ in., Washington, D.C., May 1, 1923. To Henry L. Stoddard, editor of The New York Evening Mail. A warm thank you letter from one old newspaper man to another: "… I doubt if you know how gratifying to me is the receipt of such a message. Inasmuch as I have spent quite all of my active life in intimate association with the making of a newspaper I always treasure, above all else, the good opinion and the encouraging words of a fellow newspaperman." Strong bold signature in black ink. Age toned. Two paperclip rust marks at left top and left center margins.
Estimated Value $300 - 500.
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$264
Lot 564
Harding, Warren G. Typed letter signed as President, on White House stationery, 2 pages, 8¾ x 6¾ in., Washington, D.C., May 26, 1923. Toned; light staining.To Mr. Henry L. Stoddard, editor of The Evening Mail, New York City, N.Y. President Harding responds to Stoddard's advice and views regarding the Conference on Limitation of Armaments, the World Court and The League of Nations: "I think myself that the accomplishment of the Conference on Limitation of Armaments has never been fully appraised, and I feel no less confident than you that further big results are possible in bringing nations together around the conference table…I look forward to such a proceeding very soon to follow our adherence to the World Court. We can not reasonably hope to be as influential as we ought, if we arrogate to ourselves that superiority which demands putting aside everything which the world has done without us and then assume to say 'destroy what you have done and we will furnish you an ideal substitute.'…agree with you about the desirability of emphasizing our hostility to war and our determination to do every consistent thing toward diminishing the likelihood of armed conflict, not alone for ourselves but as a course to the world…It would not be in accord with my conception of honesty or duty to drop the World Court matter. I believe in it with all my heart…I can be as emphatic as anyone in saying the League of Nations is not for us…The activity of the extremists who favor the League are only greatly embarrassing the situation as to the court and are not in any way helping the cause they are seeking to espouse…Let me repeat, I am very glad to have had your letter. There are valuable suggestions in it, and I will make sure to employ them in some of the addresses which I have in mind…".
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,500.
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$1,440
Lot 565
Harding, Warren G. White House card signed as President, on a 2½ x 4 in., engraved in blue The White House / Washington, no date. Matted with two large Commemorative Presidential bronze medals; a small metal campaign button with image of Harding; a printed picture of Harding; a printed except of Harding's 1921 Address To Congress ("We mean to have less of Government in business and more business in Government"); and a brief printed Harding biographical timeline. Presented in a lovely 20 x 19½ in. gold leaf frame.
Estimated Value $500 - 600.
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$720
Lot 566
Harding, Warren G. Typed letter signed as President, 2 pages (with blank integral leaf), 8¾ x 7", Washington, Nov. 28, 1921. To Frank Zuck of Marion, Ohio, expressing sympathy for his sister's untimely death and regretting that he cannot make any additional appointments from Marion at that time. "…Later on, if you will indicate the line of service you desire to take up, I will be glad to meet your wishes as far as I can make possible." Light soiling to margins, else fine.
Estimated Value $350 - 450.
Joseph L. Baldwin Collection; purchased from Edward N. Bomsey, December 20, 1991.

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$360
Lot 567
Harrison, Benjamin. White House vignette signed, 4 x 4 in. A lovely engraving of the Executive Mansion, c. 1880s or 90s. Handsomely matted with a bust photograph of President Harrison, 7 x 5 in.; a small oval Harrison portrait engraving; two large Commemorative Presidential bronze medals; six commemorative stamps; three vintage campaign pins; a printed excerpt from Harrison's 1889 Inaugural Address ("Let those who would die for the flag on the field of battle give a better proof of their patriotism and a higher glory to their country by promoting fraternity and justice"); and a brief printed Harrison biographical timeline. Framed to an overall size of 19 x 22 in. Fine.
Estimated Value $500 - 600.
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$750
Lot 568
Hayes, Rutherford B. Executive Mansion card signed (" R B Hayes") as President, 2½ x 4¼ in., Washington, no date. Signature ink slightly faded and age toned. Matted with two large Commemorative Presidential bronze medals; two printed portraits of the President; a small vintage campaign pin; three commemorative stamps; a printed, decorative vintage 1876 Republican Ticket campaign flyer; an 1877 House of Representatives Gallery admittance ticket (needed to witness the Presidential vote count on February 8, 1877); a printed quote from Hayes' 1877 Inaugural Address ("He serves his party best who serves his country best"); and a brief printed Hayes biographical timeline. Handsomely framed to an overall size of 18½" x 27". Very good condition.
Estimated Value $500 - 600.
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$780
Lot 569
Hoover, Herbert. Typed letter signed with holograph "Personal", on "Herbert Hoover" personal stationery, 10¼ x 7¼ in., 2 pages, no place, June 6, 1933. To Henry L. Stoddard, Esq., 280 Broadway, New York City, N.Y. Hoover, just out of office, strongly voices his views regarding the banking crisis and the new administrations solutions : "You and I know that if Roosevelt had cooperated there would have been no bank crisis; it would not have been necessary to close the banks; it would have been unnecessary to go off of the gold standard…events have made it possible for the Democratic Party to obtain momentary justification for the installation of their seventy five year old policies of fiat money and destruction of the savings of the people in pursuit of demagogic pandering to those who have never saved anything…more especially when those who have no savings find that the result of this robbery will vanish in the impoverishment of the country and into the hands of the large holders of equities - that the rich will get richer and everyone else will get poorer. The political future will hang on whether this inflation can be or is 'controlled.'…If it is stopped there the Democratic Party will get the credit for the uplift and it will remain indefinitely in power…There are other issues looming, however, that may destroy them even if all this monetary gamble is successfully won…The most hopeful thing that I see is that the exposure of the rottenness in personnel and in the organization of our financial system will lay the groundwork for a sound financial system…" Age toned. Paperclip rust marks left top margins of both pages. Vertical and horizontal folds.
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,500.
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$600
Lot 570
Hoover, Herbert. Typed letter signed, 1 page, on personal letterhead, 10½ x 7¼ in., Stanford University, California, July 12, 1944. With political content about the upcoming presidential election: "…the outcome of the convention with Dewey and Bricker should give confidence of victory to every Republican. But it will be a stiff fight in which we will all need to do everything we possibly can for we have a country to save." Fine. Accompanied by a photo (by Keystone View Company) of President Hoover with British Premier Ramsay MacDonald. Hoover's political predictions were sometimes wrong, but his humanitarian efforts saved millions of lives in Europe during World War I.
Estimated Value $300 - 400.
Joseph L. Baldwin Collection; purchased from Superior Galleries, February 29, 1991.

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Lot 571
Hoover, Herbert. Sepia-toned photograph inscribed and signed "Kind Regards of Herbert Hoover," 11¼ x 8¼ (visible), no place (1928). Matted and housed in a period Art Deco frame, 14½ x 10½ in. A distinguished, seated portrait by Harris & Ewing. Paper affixed to back of frame states, "Sent by Herbert Hoover to Wm M Sporborg to Chattanooga Tenn. November 1st, 1928."
Estimated Value $250 - 350.
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$325
Lot 572
Hoover, Herbert. Waldorf-Astoria Hotel note card signed, 3½ x 4¼ in., New York, no date. Matted with two large Commemorative Presidential bronze medals; a printed excerpt from Hoover's 1928 Rugged Individualism speech ("The greatness of America has grown out of a political and social system and a method of control of economic forces distinctly its own - our American system…"); a printed color picture of Hoover; and a brief printed biographical timeline. Attractively framed to an overall size of 13 x 17 in.
Estimated Value $200 - 250.
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$384
Lot 573
Hoover, Herbert C. Rare autograph letter signed ("H C Hoover"), 1 page, on stationery engraved, "H.C. Hoover / 604 Mills Building and No. 1 London Wall Buildings / London, E.C." 11 x 8½ in., San Francisco, May 13, 1913. Written in pencil to Timothy Hopkins, President Trustees Stanford University, "Dear Mr. Hopkins: I attach hereto the correspondence [not present] with Dr. Jordan regarding the definition of his position together with the memorandum which we settled with him as it is probable that these documents should go into the Trustees files." In a postscript, he writes, "I am tonight telegraphing the resolutions to Branner." John Caspar Branner was president of Stanford from 1913 to 1915; he was also Stanford's first professor and chair of the Department of Geology and Mining, which was Hoover's field.
Estimated Value $800 - 1,000.
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$517
Lot 574
Jackson, Andrew. Autograph endorsement signed twice with initials ("A.J.") as President, 1 page, 10 x 7¾ in., Washington, n.d. (between Feb 21 and 25, 1837). Written on the address leaf of a letter dated Feb. 21, 1837, two weeks before Andrew Jackson would leave office and be succeeded by President-elect Martin Van Buren, in which James Wiltbank writes to William Leiper, Esq., asking for help in pleading his case with the President for a last-minute appointment as chaplain in the Navy. Seven men signed the letter in support of Wiltbank, who also mentions "Mr. Van Buren."

President Jackson writes: "Referred to the Secretary of the Navy--that if the applicant can be appointed chaplain in the Navy that the nomination may be sent to the Senate. A.J. / P.S. See the recommenders within. A.J." A contemporary notation beside the endorsement states, "Nominated 25 Feby. 1837," and the Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate of the United States notes that on February 25, 1837, Andrew Jackson nominated James Wiltbank of Pennsylvania to be a chaplain in the Navy. Fold splits, one of which touches one letter of the endorsement text, and small tape repairs around seal tear. Jackson wrote boldly over the faint address and cancellation stamps.
Estimated Value $1,200 - 1,500.
Joseph L. Baldwin Collection; purchased from University Archives, June 9, 1992.

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Lot 575
Jackson, Andrew. Document signed as President, vellum, 9½ x 15¾", Washington, D.C., Nov. 2, 1832. A land grant registered in the Land Office at Opelousas, Louisiana for Olivia Frazier, in pursuance of an Act of Congress approved on Mar. 3, 1807 entitled "An act respecting claims to land in the territories of Orleans and Louisiana," Olivia Frazier was granted "a tract of land, in the County of Rapide, on the waters of the bayou Flaggon or Flaccon, containing Six hundred and thirty nine acres and ninety eight hundredths of an acre…in the district north of Red River, in the State of Louisiana." The grant is countersigned by Land Commissioner Elijah Hayward. Jackson's signature is of medium boldness and almost 6" across. Fine condition. One rarely sees land grants issued to women.
Estimated Value $800 - 1,000.
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$960
Lot 576
Jackson, Andrew. Signature, boldly signed on a 1¼ x 6¼ in. cut slip of paper, no place, no date. Matted with a "Jackson" Twenty Dollar Bill; two large Commemorative Presidential bronze medals; four small Commemorative Presidential gold medals; seven commemorative stamps; two printed bust portraits of Jackson; First Day Cover engraved with Jackson's image, stamped and postmarked Hermitage, TN, March 15, 1967; a " 5" The Hermitage souvenir spoon; a printed excerpt regarding Jackson's 1832 Veto of Bank Renewal Bill ("There are no necessary evils in government. Its evils only exist in its abuses. If it would confine itself to equal protection, and, as Heaven does its rains, shower its favors alike on the high and low, the rich and poor, it would ne an unqualified blessing"); a brief printed Jackson biographical timeline. Attractively arranged, matted and framed to an overall size of 28 x 20 in. Fine.
Estimated Value $500 - 600.
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$780
Lot 577
Jefferson, Thomas. Mediterranean ship's passport signed ("Th: Jefferson") as President, vellum, 15½ x 10¼ in., District of Mississippi, Feb. 7, 1807. For the ship called the Mary & Nancy, commanded by John Dennis and "of the burthen of Two Hundred and twenty three 11/95ths tons or thereabouts, mounted with no guns, navigated with Eleven men…." Countersigned by Secretary of State James Madison and also signed by an official of the District [printed "State" is crossed out] of Mississippi. With usual scalloped upper edge and lovely engravings by Edward Savage (known for his portrait of George Washington and of The Washington Family). The paper and wax seal is intact at lower left. There are skips in the ink of Jefferson's large signature; Madison's is a little light and traversed by one vertical fold. A certified note on the verso, dated Aug. 14, 1807, Port of New York, states that the commander of the ship at that time was Thomas Slaughter. An attractive document and an early Mississippi piece.
Estimated Value $6,000 - 8,000.
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$7,188
Lot 578
Jefferson, Thomas. Free frank signed ("Th: Jefferson") at top left, 6½ x 5 in., dated "28 Nov 1818" and addressed in Jefferson's hand to Henry E. Watkins esq. of Prince Edward. Paper loss affects the "T" and the first "f" in Jefferson's signature, as well as other areas. Soiled and stained and not aesthetically pleasing, but it is still a Thomas Jefferson free frank.
Estimated Value $2,500 - 3,000.
Joseph L. Baldwin Collection.

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$2,313
Lot 579
Johnson, Andrew. Manuscript letter signed as President, on Executive Mansion ruled stationery, 1½ pp, Washington, April 30, 1867. To E. Qaylus, Esq.: "I received sometime since at the hands of Alfred Henise, Esq. the bronze-fac-simile of the gold medal presented to Mrs. Lincoln by the Republicans of France in token of their honor and respect for the memory of ther husband; and would have acknowledged its receipt sooner but for the great pressure of public business. I prize the medal very highly, and am deeply grateful for the courtesy you have shown in its transmission. Accept my Thanks, and believe me, With profound respect to be Your obdt servant Andrew Johnson." Normal folds and one tape mark at lower right corner of second page, else fine.

Some 40,000 French citizens had paid subscriptions for the gold medal which was presented to Mrs. Lincoln by the Committee of the French Democracy to honor Abraham Lincoln's commitment to republican values. In January 1867, Mrs. Lincoln wrote to the committee: "So grand a testimonial to the memory of my husband, given in honor of his services in the cause of liberty, by those who labor in the same great cause in another land, is deeply affecting."
Estimated Value $2,000 - 2,500.
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$1,500
Lot 580
Johnson, Lyndon B. Typed letter signed as Congressman, 1 page, on Congress of the United States / House of Representatives" letterhead, 10½ x 8 in., Washington, Jan. 31, 1939. To a constituent, giving the full LBJ treatment: "As soon as your letter…arrived I contacted the Bureau of Fisheries…and requested an application for you….I appreciate your making it possible for me to do this small favor for you and I want you always to feel that when there is some service I can perform for you, all you have to do is let me know about it…." Fine.
Estimated Value $250 - 350.
Joseph L. Baldwin Collection; purchased from Lone Star Autographs, Feb. 13, 1992; obtained from a former Johnson secretary who retained it after LBJ signed it and decided not to mail it.

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$200
Lot 581
Johnson, Lyndon B. and Lady Bird Johnson. Official White House Christmas color print signed as President and First Lady, with an inscription by Lady Bird, ""We wish you a joyous Christmas season /and a New Year of hopes fulfilled / Lady Bird Johnson / Christmas 1965," 12 x 15 in. The President signed at lower left of the inscription. Decorative gold Presidential seal with green ribbons is affixed at left lower border. Matted with printed color portraits of President and Mrs. Johnson; four large Commemorative Presidential bronze medals; a printed excerpt from Johnson's 1965 Inaugural Address ("If we fail now, then we will have forgotten in abundance what we have learned in hardship: that democracy rests on faith; freedom asks more than it gives; and the judgment of God is harshest on those who are most favored"); and a brief printed LBJ biographical timeline. Beautifully framed to an overall size of 25½ x 28½ in.
Estimated Value $650 - 750.
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$780
Lot 582
Kennedy, John F. Eight-page political hand-out signed "John Kennedy 1960" on the first page,10¾ x 14¾ in. The cover features a head-and-shoulders portrait of a smiling JFK under the heading, "Leadership for the 60s" and above "Kennedy For President." The inside pages show him acting presidential with various groups of people and one as the devoted family man with Jackie and Caroline. LBJ and his family are featured on page 7. Paper is toned with some chips at upper edge. Signed and dated in blue ink.
Estimated Value $800 - 1,000.
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$900
Lot 583
Kennedy, John F. Dinner program for "The All New England Salute Dinner to John F. Kennedy…Commonwealth Armory, Boston, Mass. October 19, 1963," signed on the cover in blue ink, 8½ x 11 in. There are 14 pages of pictures of the President meeting world leaders and taking part in various activities; the remainder of the program, which is half an inch thick, is jammed with ads from seemingly every company in New England. Very good; slight soiling to covers. A handwritten note from Helen Wilkes describes how she reached out that night as Kennedy came down the aisle; she handed him this program and he quickly signed it. A little over a month after the dinner, and fifty years ago to the month from this sale, the President was dead.
Estimated Value $800 - 1,000.
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$810
Lot 584
Kennedy, John F. Photo signed, 10 x 8", no place, no date. A waist-up portrait of JFK talking before a bank of microphones. Signed vertically in blue ink on his white shirt.
Estimated Value $500 - 600.
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$875
Lot 585
Kennedy, John F. Presidential Campaign pamphlet signed ("John Kennedy") as Senator, in light blue ink, 8 x 3½ in., no place, c. 1960. Three horizontal fold marks do not affect the signature. Light paste or tape stains appear all around the right, left and bottom borders, otherwise in very good condition. Matted with two 1964 Kennedy Silver Half Dollars; two large Commemorative Presidential bronze medals; a small Kennedy portrait engraving; four commemorative stamps; two campaign buttons; a printed excerpt form Kennedy's 1961 Inaugural Address ("In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger…The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it, and the glow from that fire can truly light the world"); and a brief printed Kennedy biographical timeline. Attractively framed to an overall size of 20½ x 16½ in.
Estimated Value $500 - 600.
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$870
Lot 586
Kennedy, John F. Seven items from the 1960 Democratic National Convention held in Los Angeles July 11-15: 1) Page signed ("John Kennedy") as Senator, 8½ x 6½ in. (July 11, 1960); 2) Page signed ("Ted Kennedy"), 8½ x 6½ in., July 12, 1960; 3) Convention Directory, 8½ x 5½ in., soft cover, 112 pp.; 4) Hand Decorated "I'm For Kennedy" clip-on bow tie, red, white & blue, navy grosgrain ribbon, 7 x 5 in.; 5) July 1960 Convention commemorative medallion, 1½ in.; 6) 1960 convention button, 2 in., with a molded 1 in. decorative donkey and red, white & blue ribbon streamers attached; 7) 1960 convention button, 2 in. All items in very good condition. On July 13, 1960, the third day of the convention, John F. Kennedy narrowly won the Democratic nomination on the first ballot over Lyndon Johnson.
Estimated Value $350 - 450.
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$906



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