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  • GILBERT ARTHUR ÀBECKETT Satirical playwright and writer for Punch and the Sunday Times Autograph Note signed twice: "Gilbert àBeckett", "G A B", 1p, 4¼x7. South Kensington (England), 1885 November 5. To "Mr. Swain", in full: "Mr.

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  • FRANK W. ABAGNALE JR.The imposter who was the subject of the hugely successful film Catch Me If You Can signed this news clipping featuring a brief summary of his book Autograph Note Signed: “To / Henry, / Best wishes / Frank W. Abagnale” in black felt tip. 6x4. Dated July 18, 1980.

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  • JOEY ADAMS Card signed with "the Best" by comedian Joey Adams. He was a long-time humor columnist for the New York Post and president of the American Guild of Variety Artists. Autograph note signed "To Bud/the Best/Joe Adams". 1 page, 6x3½. The career of American comedian Adams (1911-1999), born Joseph Abramowitz, spanned six decades.

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  • LUCY AIKIN Writes disparagingly (or modestly) of her own verses. Autograph Note signed: "L Aikin", 4½x1 slip, affixed to 5¼x4½ sheet. In full: "Our two volumes will be the fat & lean rabbit after all, for the verse falls woefully short. Yours truly".

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  • LUCY AIKIN She discusses her mother's and her own search for a permanent home after her father's death. Autograph Note signed: "L Aikin", 1p, 7¼x2¼. Hampstead (England), 1824 June 17. No addressee.

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  • W. HARRISON AINSWORTHHe pens this autograph note asking for Mr. Hicks to visit as soon as possible Autograph Note signed: "W Harrison Ainsworth", 4½x4 attached to 5x4½ (two surfaces). In full: "My dear sir, I will thank you to step over to me here as soon as you can.

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  • WILLIAM HARRISON AINSWORTH William Harrison Ainsworth sends a third person autograph note agreeing to a dinner date. Third Person Autograph Note Signed: "Mr. Harrison Ainsworth" in text, 1p, 4½x7. Printed letterhead with Latin motto "Vi et Virtute". Kemp Town, Brighton, 1863 May 19. In full: "Mr.

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  • MATHILDE ALANIC Signed autograph note in French on a postcard advertising a collection of her works Autograph Note signed: "Mathilde Alanic", 5½x3½ On message side of a postcard announcing a published collection of "The Works of Mathilde Alanic", and bearing an printed portrait of her. Not mailed.

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  • GRANT ALLEN Autograph note explaining that he must sign with his left hand, because his right is disabled Autograph Note signed: "Autograph with left hand,/(right disabled/Grant Allen", 4x1 affixed to 4x¼ card - two surfaces.

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  • JOSEPH ALEXANDER ALTSHELER Altsheler dated and signed this card "With His Best Wishes, To the Little Lady, Who Owns This Card" in New York in 1909 Autograph Note Signed: "Joseph A. Altsheler,/With His Best Wishes,/To the Little Lady,/Who Owns This Card. New York, February, 18, 1909." in purple ink. 3x2 fabric-textured cardstock.

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  • VAN METER AMES American philosopher noted for his writing on aesthetics thanks someone for "an aesthetic experience." Autograph Note signed: "In appreciation of an/aesthetic experience/Van Meter Ames/13 April 1939", 5½x2½ slip.

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  • CLEVELAND AMORY Autograph note to George Sanders Radio/TV host from the founder of the Fund for Animals Autograph note signed: "For George/With thanks -/Cleveland Amory", 5¼x7¾. Ink caption (unknown hand) at lower edge.

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  • WALLACE BRUCE AMSBARY Album leaf with a four-line poem handwritten and signed by Amsbary Autograph note signed "Walter Bruce Amsbary". With pencil notations near bottom edge in unknown hand. 4¼x3, with rounded corners on right edge.

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  • Kay Patrick Amsterdam, the wife of comedian Morey Amsterdam, wrote a letter on this post card to comedienne Phyllis Diller and signed it for her husband. In it, she updated Diller about a working trip to Canada and New York.

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  • Kay Patrick Amsterdam, wife of comedian Morey Amsterdam, wrote this post card from Charlotte Amalie in the U. S. Virgin Islands to comedienne Phyllis Diller from Atlantic City in 1980 and signed it for her husband.

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  • Kay Patrick Amsterdam, wife of comedian Morey Amsterdam, wrote this post card to comedienne Phyllis Diller from Atlantic City in 1981 and signed it for her husband: "This place is great - if you like Pop Corn & Pizza with Taffy apple for breakfast!".

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  • Kay Patrick Amsterdam, wife of comedian Morey Amsterdam, wrote this post card to comedienne Phyllis Diller from Atlantic City in 1981 and signed it for her husband. In it, she updated Diller about their exciting, pulse-pounding trip: "Same thing. DULL".

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  • MARY ANTIN The immigration activist and acclaimed author signs her name on this piece of personal stationary to a fan Autograph note signed: "To Mr. Elwin A. Elsbach,/Greetings from/Mary Antin" in black ink. 8½x11.

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  • DON ARGO Note expressing pride in his recently released novel Autograph Note signed: "Don Argo", 5¾x4¼ book page. No place, 2001 November 27. His printed name in upper left corner. To Lilys Nickle, in full: "Hope you enjoy this. I think Walters would be proud of the book.

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  • ROBERT ARON Written very near the end of his life on his Académie Française calling card. (Aron died the night before he was to give his acceptance speech for the Academy.) Autograph Note on Calling Card signed: "Robert", 1 page, 5x3¼ Printed text: "Robert Aron/of the French Academy".

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  • JOSEPH ASHBY-STERRY The writer tells colleague that there is no possible way to take on any new projects at this time, signs name in purple ink Autograph letter signed "J. Ashby-Sterry" in purple ink. 3½x4½, written on St. Martin's Chambers note card. November 1, 1898.

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  • ISAAC ASIMOV The author signs a note "Terribly sorry- Have no photos" and his initials on a typed letter from a fan. Autograph Note signed: "Terribly sorry-/Have no photos/I.A." in blue ink, 6x9 page. Signed on a typed letter from Bob Hemminger in St.

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  • BROOKS ATKINSON. TLS: "Brooks Atkinson", 1p, 5½x8½. New York, 1941 October 28. On letterhead of "The New York Times" to Miss Louise Mace, Springfield, Mass. In full: "It is very pleasant to hear from you again and to know that you felt about 'Candle in the Wind' as I did.

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  • RICK ATKINSON Signed note of the 2-time Pulitzer Prize Winner for History and Journalism. Signed in 2003. Autograph note signed: "To John Cleary/with best regards/Rick Atkinson/26 April 2003" in black ink, 6x4 card. American journalist and historian Rick Atkinson (b.

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  • ALFRED AUSTIN The editor sends a note for a plant nursery (dated 1907). Autograph note signed: "Alfred Austin", 1p, 4½x6½. Swinford Old Manor, Ashford, Kent, 1907 February 26. On embossed letterhead to unknown recipient. In full: "Please send me good plants of the list enclosed.

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  • SARAH AUSTIN Her translations popularized important German writers in the British Isles. Autograph Note signed: "S Austin", 1p, 4½x7. No place, no date. In full: " I wish, my dear Madam, I could send you in

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  • RUBY M. AYRES Handwritten note on an album leaf Autograph Note signed: "Charles Wilson, With best wishes/Ruby M. Ayres", 4½x3½ album leaf. English author Ruby Mildred Ayres (1883-1955) wrote romantic novels, beginning with Richard Chatterton, V. C.

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  • FAITH BALDWIN The author signs a 3¼x2¼ card "Happy holidays". Autograph Note signed: "Happy holidays to/Ernest Schwartz/Faith Baldwin", 3¼x2¼ card. American author Faith Baldwin (1893-1978)wrote more than 85 books, including over 60 novels, mostly light fiction for female audiences.

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  • FAITH BALDWIN The author signs a note to a fan onher 4x3 personal stationary. Autograph Note signed: "Faith Baldwin", 2 page, 4x3, front and verso. Fable Farm, New Canaan, Connecticut, no year, March 17. On her personal stationary. In full: "How kind of you to write me.

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  • FAITH BALDWIN Postcard note to a friend, wishing him "best of Christmases" Autograph Note signed: "F B", 5½x3¼ postcard, postmarked Norwalk, Connecticut, December 19, 1955. Addressed in her hand to Mr. and Mrs. John Fischbach, Phoenix, Arizona, in full: "Many thanks for card.

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