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Autographs: MACON B. ALLEN - DOCUMENT SIGNED 02/12/1878

Macon B. Allen signs a document.
$1,300.00
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$1,040.00
Autographs: MACON B. ALLEN - DOCUMENT SIGNED 10/30/1878

DS: "Macon B. Allen" (twice) as Probate Judge, 1p, 8½x14 blue sheet, folded in fourths.
$850.00
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$680.00
Autographs: LOUIS SATCHMO ARMSTRONG - CONTRACT MULTI-SIGNED 06/02/1947

"Satchmo" contracts to appear in That's Life , it was released in 1948 as A Song is Born
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$3,200.00
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$2,560.00
Autographs: LOUIS SATCHMO ARMSTRONG - CONTRACT SIGNED 02/01/1956

He signs a 1956 agreement to accept ½ his normal royalty payment for records sold through the Columbia Record Club.
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$2,250.00
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$1,800.00
Autographs: LOUIS SATCHMO ARMSTRONG - DOCUMENT SIGNED

Louis Armstrong signs Employee's Withoulding form
$750.00
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$600.00
Autographs: PEARL BAILEY - DOCUMENT SIGNED 07/17/1945 CO-SIGNED BY: KENNETH E. RAINE

She signs a typed document waiving any claim to royalties on Columbia 'V-disc" recordings of her songs "Tired" and Fifteen Years" made for the US armed forces during World War II.
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$460.00
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$368.00
Autographs: PEARL BAILEY - DOCUMENT SIGNED 12/26/1947

Document signed: "Pearl Bailey", 1 p, 8½x11. On letterhead of Columbia Records, Inc. No place, 1947 December 26.
$460.00
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$368.00
Autographs: STEPHEN S. BALK - DOCUMENT SIGNED 01/05/1864

Partly Printed Document filled out and signed: "Stephen S. Balk" as 1st Lieutenant 6th Cavalry, 1p, 17x11.
$180.00
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$144.00
Autographs: HARRY BELAFONTE - DOCUMENT SIGNED 12/11/1957

Harry Belafonte signs a release form authorizing the Chicago Tribune-New York News Syndicate to use his name or picture for editorial or promotional purposes, excluding commercial advertising.
$380.00
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$304.00
Autographs: JACK BENNY - DOCUMENT SIGNED 05/22/1940

Extraordinary document! Giving approval to Paramount Pictures (without being paid) to use his name in an animated cartoon entitled The Goose Goes South, in which a group of “ Negro Mammies and Little Pickaninies” begin yelling into telephones “Hello, Mr. Benny”!
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$1,200.00
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$960.00
Autographs: MAJOR GENERAL FRANCIS P. BLAIR JR. - DOCUMENT SIGNED 01/15/1865 CO-SIGNED BY: MAJOR GENERAL MORTIMER D. LEGGETT, MAJOR WHEELOCK PRATT

A slave-owner who supported Lincoln, expended his fortune in the Union cause and won Grant and Sherman's praise for his generalship, he opposed Reconstruction and ran for Vice President as a Democrat.
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$2,575.00
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$2,060.00
Autographs: JAMES GODFATHER OF SOUL BROWN - DOCUMENT UNSIGNED 06/17/1973

[JAMES BROWN].
$500.00
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$400.00
Autographs: JOHN BROWN - AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT SIGNED 04/06/1852

John Brown signs an autograph document.
$5,400.00
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$4,320.00
Autographs: BLANCHE K. BRUCE - MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT SIGNED 07/18/1890

Manuscript bill of sale for a Washington D. C. deed signed by former slave and Senator Blanche K. Bruce as the city's Recorder of Deeds in 1890
$400.00
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$320.00
Autographs: BLANCHE K. BRUCE - PRINTED DOCUMENT SIGNED IN INK

Printed release document for a land sale in Washington, D. C., signed by former slave and U. S. Senator of Blanche K. Bruce as Recorder of Deeds in 1890
$280.00
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$224.00
Autographs: RALPH J. BUNCHE - DOCUMENT SIGNED 11/18/1953 CO-SIGNED BY: KEN MURRAY

The entertainer who hosted the popular 1950s show Where Were You? received permission via signature from the Nobel Prize Winner to use his voice and photograph on his show
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$650.00
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$520.00
Autographs: CAB CALLOWAY - DOCUMENT SIGNED 02/09/1965

The Cotton Club jazz leader signs a contract to appear in The Cincinnati Kid.
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$600.00
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$480.00
Autographs: DIAHANN CARROLL - DOCUMENT SIGNED 01/04/1965

Diahann Carroll signs a standard AFTRA contract for a single TV engagement, a program titled On Broadway Tonight.
$360.00
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$288.00
Autographs: GOVERNOR JULIAN M. CARROLL - DOCUMENT SIGNED 07/02/1979 CO-SIGNED BY: RAY DANDRIDGE, JUDY JOHNSON, MONTE IRVIN, LEON DAY, GENE BENSON, JIMMY DORAN, JAKE STEVENS, CLINT THOMAS, TED PAGE, DON MAYS, QUINCY TROUPE, JR., DREXELL R. DAVIS

Two State of Kentucky officials and several Negro League players sign a certificate commissioning Negro League player Quincy Trouppe as a "Kentucky Colonel".
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$2,575.00
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$2,060.00
Autographs: ROSALIND CASH - CONTRACT SIGNED 04/04/1974

The actress signs a contract to receive payment for her appearance in the Bill Cosby and Sidney Poitier comedy Uptown Saturday Night.
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$200.00
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$160.00
Autographs: DOROTHY DANDRIDGE - DOCUMENT SIGNED 02/05/1959 CO-SIGNED BY: LEW SCHREIBER

She signs a typed letter of agreement modifying contact procedures in her contract with 20th Century-Fox. Also signed by studio manager Lew Schreiber. Extremely rare!
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$1,400.00
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$1,120.00
Autographs: DOROTHY DANDRIDGE - DOCUMENT SIGNED 07/26/1957 CO-SIGNED BY: LEW SCHREIBER

Extremely rare signature from the actress on an amendment to her contract with Twentieth Century Pictures to cancel her previously slated filming schedule for an upcoming film. Also signed by studio manager Lew Schreiber!
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$1,400.00
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$1,120.00
Autographs: FREDERICK DOUGLASS - DOCUMENT SIGNED 05/19/1884

The abolitionist leader signed this document as Recorder of Deeds for the District of Columbia
$625.00
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$500.00
Autographs: FREDERICK DOUGLASS - DOCUMENT SIGNED 08/27/1884

The abolitionist leader signed this document as Recorder of Deeds for the District of Columbia
$625.00
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$500.00
Autographs: FREDERICK DOUGLASS - DOCUMENT SIGNED 11/07/1881

An indenture that features the orator's signature from his days as a Recorder of Deeds
$625.00
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$500.00
Autographs: FREDERICK DOUGLASS - DOCUMENT SIGNED 12/12/1885

The iconic orator signed this document when he was Recorder of Deeds
$625.00
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$500.00
Autographs: ROBERTA FLACK - DOCUMENT SIGNED 07/23/1970

The sophisticated jazz balladeer agrees to appear on The Rosey Grier Show in 1970.
$280.00
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$224.00
Autographs: WILLIAM LLOYD GARRISON - AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT SIGNED 02/22/1862

The social reformer signed and dated the back of this document in 1862, releasing Aaron Cooley from a debt of $50
$900.00
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$720.00
Autographs: MARVIN GAYE - DOCUMENT SIGNED 01/18/1979

Promissory note for $95,000.
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$3,999.00
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$3,199.00
Autographs: BILLIE HOLIDAY - CONTRACT SECRETARILY SIGNED 03/11/1957

Secretarialy signed contract for singer Billie Holiday to perform at Pittsburgh's Copa in 1957
$2,500.00
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$2,000.00
Autographs: LENA HORNE - ANNOTATED CONTRACT SIGNED 06/20/1969

Tony and Grammy-winning singer Lena Horne signed this AFTRA contract in 1969 to appear on an episode of Kraft Music Hall. Horne was the first black American woman to sign a long-term contract with a major movie studio.
$600.00
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$480.00
Autographs: LENA HORNE - DOCUMENT DOUBLE SIGNED 11/04/1946

Consent form authorizing the Motion Picture Relief Fund to reproduce Lena Horne's signature and likeness for a series of stamps raising money for needy film industry veterans. The form is signed twice by Lena Horne, once as an autograph sample and again to grant permission. A remarkable, perfectly verified example!
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$1,000.00
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$800.00
Autographs: LENA HORNE - DOCUMENT SIGNED 10/27/1969

Tony and Grammy-winning singer Lena Horne signed this document from Yorkshire Productions in 1969 to cancel her appearance on Kraft Music Hall. Horne was the first black American woman to sign a long-term contract with a major movie studio.
$400.00
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$320.00
Autographs: LANGSTON HUGHES - DOCUMENT SIGNED 09/02/1935

Legendary Black poet signs an agreement with the Dramatists' Guild of the Author's League of America
$1,700.00
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$1,360.00
Autographs: LANGSTON HUGHES - DOCUMENT SIGNED 12/30/1957 CO-SIGNED BY: JACOBO MUCHNIK, EULAH C. PHARR

The Harlem Renaissance poet signs a contract authorizing use of his autobiography I Wonder as I Wander
$1,700.00
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$1,360.00
Autographs: REX INGRAM - CONTRACT SIGNED 07/09/1942

BLACK ACTOR WHO PLAYED GOD IN GREEN ACRES SIGNS TO PLAY THE DEVIL IN CABIN IN THE SKY
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$1,200.00
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$960.00
Autographs: RICHARD LAWSON - ONE DAY MOVIE CONTRACT SIGNED

An Employment of Day Player contract for Richard Lawson's appearance in Dirty Harry, signed by him
$220.00
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$176.00
Autographs: PRESIDENT NELSON MANDELA (SOUTH AFRICA) - DOCUMENT SIGNED

Nelson Mandela signs a 1994 South Africa Election Ballot, the African National Congress (ANC) included in the running. Extremely Rare!
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$7,000.00
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$5,600.00
Autographs: HATTIE MAMMY McDANIEL - CONTRACT SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: DANIEL T. O'SHEA

The year the famous actress won her Academy Award for Selznick's Gone With the Wind, the first Black American to win an Oscar signs an agreement to work for Selznick International Pictures in 1940 with options through 1946.
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$15,000.00
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$12,000.00
Autographs: HATTIE MAMMY McDANIEL - DOCUMENT DOUBLE SIGNED 07/22/1946

Consent form authorizing the Motion Picture Relief Fund to reproduce the signature of the famous actress and likeness for a series of stamps raising money for needy film industry veterans. The form is signed twice by her , once as an autograph sample and again to grant permission. A remarkable, perfectly verified example!
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$4,000.00
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$3,200.00
Autographs: CHARLIE MINGUS - CONTRACT SIGNED 12/18/1972

Contract for a concert appearance at Williams College
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$6,400.00
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$5,120.00
Autographs: CHARLIE MINGUS - DOCUMENT SIGNED CIRCA 1974 CO-SIGNED BY: MARCO N. VIGGIANI

He signs a 2-page document (1974) detailing arrangements for his quintet's tour of South America that year, accompanied by a series of unsigned filed copies of letters related to the tour.
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$8,000.00
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$6,400.00
Autographs: THELONIOUS S. MONK - CONTRACT SIGNED

His career taking off, Monk contracts for an engagement in Philadelphia.
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$16,000.00
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$12,800.00
Autographs: THELONIOUS S. MONK - DOCUMENT SIGNED 09/23/1963

His rare signature on a letter of agreement with Columbia Records, concerning recorded distribution of his live performance at the 1963 Newport Jazz Festival.
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$14,000.00
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$11,200.00
Autographs: PAULENE MYERS - AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT SIGNED IN TEXT

The actress' handwritten resume from the archive of Theatre World and Screen World, a comprehensive record of American stage and film since 1945
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$280.00
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$224.00
Autographs: SIDNEY POITIER - DOCUMENT SIGNED 08/14/1958

Sidney Poitier signs a release form for the News Syndicate Co., Inc., New York, New York.
$575.00
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$460.00
Autographs: OTTO PREMINGER - DOCUMENT SIGNED 04/1966 CO-SIGNED BY: REX INGRAM

As producer of the film Hurry Sundown, he hires actor Rex Ingram, who has also signed the contract.
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$900.00
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$720.00
Autographs: PRESIDENT THEODORE ROOSEVELT - MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT SIGNED CIRCA 1885 CO-SIGNED BY: JUSTIN McCARTHY, EDGAR FAWCETT, J. OSBORNE BAKER, AUSTIN DOBSON, SIR WALTER BESANT, MORTON Q. THAXTER, JAMES N. WILDER, THOMAS D. HINKLEY, GEORGE EATON, JAMES S. BAKER, SYDNEY HOWARD GAY, NOAH BROOKS, ALBION W. TOURGEE, GEORGE PARSONS LATHROP, WILLIAM LLOYD GARRISON, SENATOR JOHN J. INGALLS, EDWARD EVERETT HALE, HEZEKIAH BUTTERWORTH, HENRY GEORGE

Twenty prominent American and British figures of the late 19th century organizing themselves into The Captain Rice Club sign a roster
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$3,400.00
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$2,720.00
Autographs: SLAVE PAPER - AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT SIGNED

Slave auction paper from 1857 in Wilcox County, Alabama.
$360.00
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$288.00
Autographs: SLAVE PAPER - AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT SIGNED 01/03/1862

Commission to divide Negroes from the estate of the deceased Henry Smith.
$1,100.00
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$880.00
Autographs: SLAVE PAPER - AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT SIGNED 03/04/1848

1848 slave paper from Alabama.
$460.00
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$368.00
Autographs: SLAVE PAPER - AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT SIGNED 04/17/1856

Slaves as personal property in pre-Civil War Alabama.
$360.00
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$288.00
Autographs: SLAVE PAPER - AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT SIGNED 12/21/1841

An autograph document from 1841 about slaves in Wilcox County, Alabama.
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$460.00
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$368.00
Autographs: SLAVE PAPER - AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT SIGNED 1845

A representative from Lawrence County Alabama signs a slave paper.
$360.00
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$288.00
Autographs: SLAVE PAPER - AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT SIGNED 1860

Slave paper from Wilcox County, Alabama in 1860.
$360.00
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$288.00
Autographs: SLAVE PAPER - AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: JANNINGS BROWN

This extremely rare document is a deposition from a civil case regarding the beating of a slave. The plaintiff in this case gave testimony that he never gave the defendant permission to beat one of his slaves. A fascinating and harrowing look into the world of slavery.
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$625.00
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$500.00
Autographs: SLAVE PAPER - AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT UNSIGNED

A slave paper unsigned.
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$775.00
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$620.00
Autographs: SLAVE PAPER - DOCUMENT SIGNED 10/05/1844

ADS: "Nathan Gerald" as Justice of the Peace, 1p, 12¼x16, front and verso.
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$460.00
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$368.00
Autographs: SLAVE PAPER - DOCUMENT SIGNED 1844

Slave paper dated 1844-1845, detailing the hire of slaves belonging to the Canon family, listing their prices in the two years of their possession. An interesting look into early American slave history.
$460.00
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$368.00
Autographs: WILLIAM M. STEWART - DOCUMENT SIGNED 01/16/1868 CO-SIGNED BY: FREDERICK T. FRELINGHUYSEN, JAMES K. MOORHEAD, SAMUEL C. POMEROY, ALEXANDER RAMSEY, HENRY B. ANTHONY, TIMOTHY O. HOWE, WILLIAM H. HOOPER, MAJOR GENERAL NATHANIEL P. BANKS, BENJAMIN F. WADE, GEORGE H. WILLIAMS, MAJOR GENERAL JOHN M. THAYER, MAJOR GENERAL BENJAMIN F. BUTLER, ZACHARIAH CHANDLER, CORNELIUS COLE, JAMES W. PATTERSON, OLIVER P. MORTON, HENRY W. CORBETT, GEORGE M. CHILCOTT, WILLIAM HIGBY, COLES BASHFORD, JOSE F. CHAVES, LEWIS SELYE, ALEXANDER G. CATTELL, JACOB M. HOWARD, GOVERNOR JAMES W. NYE, DELOS R. ASHLEY, EDMUND G. ROSS

Signatures of 18 Senators, 6 Representatives, and 4 territorial delegates on a manuscript document ordering copies of a Senate speech delivered one month before the House voted to impeach President Andrew Johnson. Many of these signers, including Benjamin Wade, Benjamin Butler and Oliver Morton, were of great importance in the Civil War and Reconstruction eras.
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$11,000.00
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$8,800.00
Autographs: SARAH VAUGHAN - CONTRACT SIGNED 02/18/1960

Jazz singer Sarah Vaughan signed this contract in 1960 to appear as a guest star on Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall in return for $3,500.
$750.00
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$600.00
Autographs: SARAH VAUGHAN - DOCUMENT DOUBLE SIGNED 12/03/1951


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$625.00
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$500.00
Autographs: SARAH VAUGHAN - DOCUMENT SIGNED 01/18/1980

Typed DS: "Sarah Vaughan", 1p, 8½x11. No place, 1980 January 18. In letter form to Pierre Cossette Productions, Inc.
$440.00
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$352.00
Autographs: SARAH VAUGHAN - DOCUMENT SIGNED 08/01/1975

Document signed:
$440.00
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$352.00
Autographs: SARAH VAUGHAN - DOCUMENT SIGNED 09/13/1976 CO-SIGNED BY: MARSHALL FISHER, JAMES F. HARPER

Document signed:
$550.00
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$440.00
Autographs: SARAH VAUGHAN - DOCUMENT SIGNED 11/03/1975 CO-SIGNED BY: MARSHALL FISHER, JAMES F. HARPER

Document signed:
$550.00
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$440.00
Autographs: ETHEL WATERS - DOCUMENT SIGNED 06/03/1976

Contract signed: "Ethel Waters" as Performer, 2p, 8½x12, front and verso. Los Angeles, California, 1976 June 3.
$1,300.00
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$1,040.00
Autographs: MAE WEST - AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT MULTI-SIGNED 06/19/1931 CO-SIGNED BY: HOWARD MERLING, BERT MERLING

This handwritten document is a contract between the actress and her collaborator, agreeing to pay him 22½% of the proceeds from the play “The Constant Sinner” based on her book Babe Gordon. Howard Merling was a key insight to the world of pimps, prostitutes, drug use and night clubs in 1930's Harlem. An extraordinary document!
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$4,000.00
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$3,200.00
Autographs: SPENCER ANDY BROWN WILLIAMS JR. - DOCUMENT SIGNED

The actor and screenwriter signs this RSVP for a "Social Security in Action" event
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$750.00
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$600.00
Autographs: STEVIE WONDER - CONTRACT SIGNED 05/02/1983

Fingerprint signature of the world famous Stevie Wonder on a 1983 contract to host NBC's Saturday Night Live.
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$2,800.00
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$2,240.00
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