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Explorers & Western Americana

  • AL ALVAREZ The poet and critic signs a copy of his book about his mountain climbing partner, Mo Anthoine. Book signed: "Al Alvarez/1990", 152 pages, 5½x8¾. Feeding the Rat: Profile of a Climber, by Al Alvarez. London: Bloomsbury, 1990. Hardcover. Signed on half title page. Al Alvarez (b. 1929) is an English poet, critic, and writer on diverse subjects.

    Sale Price $90.00

    $100.00

  • ROY ANDERSEN The artist signs a First Day Cover in a dog breed series he designed himself. First Day Cover signed: "Roy Andersen", 6½x3¾. First Day Cover honoring the Chesapeake Retriever and the Cocker Spaniel, postmarked New York, New York, September 7, 1984, 20-cent stamp affixed, FIRST DAY OF ISSUE.

    Sale Price $63.00

    $70.00

  • ROY ANDERSEN The artist signs a First Day Cover in a dog breed series he designed himself. First Day Cover signed: "Roy Andersen", 3½x6¾. First Day Cover honoring the Beagle and the Boston Terrier, postmarked New York, New York, September 7, 1984, 20-cent stamp affixed, FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. Roy Andersen (b.

    Sale Price $63.00

    $70.00

  • ROY ANDERSEN The artist signs a First Day Cover in a dog breed series he designed himself. First Day Cover signed: "Roy Andersen", 6½x3¾. First Day Cover honoring the Black and Tan Coonhound and the American Foxhound, postmarked New York, New York, September 7, 1984, 20-cent stamp affixed, FIRST DAY OF ISSUE.

    Sale Price $63.00

    $70.00

  • WILLIAM R. ANDERSON Signature of the man who skippered the first US nuclear submarine on its historic voyage under the North Pole Signature: "William R. Anderson", 6x4 blue card. Captain William R. Anderson commanded the Nautilus (SSN-571), the first nuclear powered submarine in the U.S.

    Sale Price $108.00

    $120.00

  • THE WYOMING SHERIFFF WHO FREED FRANK CANTON FOR THE MURDER OF JOHN TISDALE ATTESTS THAT HE HAS DELIVERED A SUBPOENA   WILLIAM G. "RED" ANGUS. Autograph Document Signed: "W.G. Angus/Sheriff" on docket panel, 4p, 3½8½. Johnson County, Wyoming, circa October 1892.

    Sale Price $1,190.00

    $1,400.00

  • JOSEPH ARMSTRONG (EARLY OHIO LAND DEED) As Director of the Town of Jackson, he registers the sale of a plot of land, the fourth transfer of the land's ownership within a year. Partly Printed Deed signed: "Joseph Armstrong/Director", 1p, 12½x15½. Jackson, Ohio, 1821 May 29.

    Sale Price $252.00

    $280.00

  • MOSES AUSTIN and MOSES BATES Austin posts bond for his brother-in-law, Moses Bates with Sheriff (later US Senator) Henry Dodge Manuscript Document signed: "Moses Bates", "Moses Austin", 1 page, 7½x12½. Each has hand-drawn his seal to the right of his signature. Ste Genevieve, Missouri, 1812 April 5.

    Sale Price $3,570.00

    $4,200.00

  • MOSES AUSTINHe signs a demand promissory note arranging for payment in 142½ pounds of lead. Framed to 10½x8½. Promissory Note signed: "M. Austin", 1 page, 7¼x5¼, affixed to a larger off-white sheet and framed to an overall size of 10½x8½.

    Sale Price $5,100.00

    $6,000.00

  • MOSES AUSTIN At his Burton Mine, Louisiana Territory, Austin co-signs the promissory note of Joseph Whittlesey. Promissory Note signed: "Moses Austin", Jos. Whittlesey", a page, 8x5¼. Mine au Burton [Louisiana Territory], 1806 October 24. Moses co-signs a $70 promissory note for Joseph T.

    Sale Price $3,230.00

    $3,800.00

  • BERNT BALCHEN, ALTON N. PARKER, LUCIUS R. EASTMAN Signatures of the Antarctic pilots and the New York philanthropist Signatures: "Bernt Balchen", "Alton N. Parker",and on verso, "Lucis R. Eastman". 7¾x5 album leaf.

    Sale Price $162.00

    $180.00

  • BERNT BALCHEN Best wishes extended by Admiral Byrd's trans-Atlantic and South Pole pilot Autograph Sentiment signed: "Best wishes/from/Bernt Balchen/Oct 12. 1963" on verso of 4-cent postcard, 5½x3¼. Addressed in another hand.

    Sale Price $144.00

    $160.00

  • BERNT BALCHEN. TNS: "Bernt Balchen", 5x3 sheet. In full: "I am pleased to furnish you with my autograph for your collection." The Norwegian pilot/engineer was on the 1926 Amundsen/Ellsworth/Nobile Norge expedition in Spitsbergen when Commander Richard E. Byrd attempted to fly to the North Pole and return in the Josephine Ford.

    Sale Price $162.00

    $180.00

  • ROBERT BALLARDThe man who found the shipwreck of the RMS Titanic signed this color 5x7 photograph in black felt tip Photograph signed: "Robert/ Ballard". Color, 5x7. Robert Ballard (b.

    Sale Price $108.00

    $120.00

  • ROBERT BALLARDTraced right hand signed by the ocean explorer who found the shipwreck from the RMS Titanic Hand print signed: "Robert Ballard". 8½x11. Robert Ballard (b.

    Sale Price $162.00

    $180.00

  • ROBERT BALLARDThe explorer who uncovered the RMS Lusitania signed this slip of paper that features some questions answered by him Questionnaire signed: "Robert Ballard", 6½x3¾ card. His handwritten responses to a series of printed, personal questions: My favorite animal is "Killer Whale".

    Sale Price $108.00

    $120.00

  • WILLIAM BEEBE. Signature: "William Beebe" on verso of 5½x3¼ postcard. 1-cent postcard, addressed to E.H. Lloyd in Iowa, postmarked New York, N.Y., August 21, 1944. Charles

    Sale Price $108.00

    $120.00

  • WILLIAM BEEBE. Signature: "William Beebe", 3¼x1½, affixed to 8½x11 sheet. Charles William Beebe (1877-1962), a naturalist who taught himself taxidermy while still a teenager, was affiliated with the Bronx Zoo in New York for over 50 years.

    Sale Price $108.00

    $120.00

  • OHIO DEED OF SALE: 1844 Julius Bingham and his wife Charlotte transfer property in Galia County to a new owner, Asa Sharp. Autograph Deed signed: "Julius Bingham", "Charlotte Bingham", 2 pages (front and verso) with integral docketing leaf, 7¾x12. Gallia County, Ohio, 1844 February 12.

    Sale Price $144.00

    $160.00

  • THE ADVENTURER, WHO WAS THE FIRST TO ROW SOLO ACROSS THE PACIFIC OCEAN, DETAILS THE HARROWING ENDING TO HIS TRIP FROM SAN FRANCISCO TO AUSTRALIA AND THANKS HIS SUPPORTERS   PETER BIRD. ANS: "Pete Bird", 2p, 8½x11, separate sheets. Mill Valley, California, 1983 July 16.

    Sale Price $180.00

    $200.00

  • PETER BIRD. Photograph signed: "To Bill Wood/Best Wishes Peter Bird". B/w, 7x4½. In 1983, Peter Bird (1947-1996) became the first to row solo across the Pacific Ocean. On May 31, 1996, Bird began his fifth attempt to be the first to row from Russia to the United States.

    Sale Price $144.00

    $160.00

  • PETER BIRD The British ocean rower who in 1983 became the first person ever to row solo across the Pacific signs this 3½x2 card, in black felt tip Inscribed Business CardSigned: "Bill sorry for the/delay - Regards Pete" in black felt tip, 3½x2.

    Sale Price $162.00

    $180.00

  • CHARLES E. BOLES Clipped signature from the legendary Black Bart. Extremely Rare! Signature: "Charles E. Boles", 2x½. The signature was removed from a September 1864receipt for military stores for Company B, 116th Illinois Infantry.Boles signed as First Sergeant, witnessing the other signatures.

    Sale Price $1,615.00

    $1,900.00

  • Small clipped signature of notorious bandit Charles E. Boles, also known as Black Bart. Mounted to a sheet of black cardstock with a sepia-toned magazine photo and the caption "'Black Bart' strikes again".

    Sale Price $1,190.00

    $1,400.00

  • CHRIS BONINGTON Rare autographed sentiment from the famed British mountaineer who's climbed Mount Everest 4 times! Autograph sentiment signed: "Best Wishes/Ch. Bonington", 3x1½ affixed to 7¼x9½ sheet featuring a news article clipping from 1975. Chris Bonington (b.

    Sale Price $90.00

    $100.00

  • BENJAMIN L.E. BONNEVILLE. Rare Signature: "BLE Bonneville", 3¼x1¼. French-born American frontiersman and military officer Benjamin L.E. Bonneville (1796-1878), who was educated at West Point, was granted a leave from the army in 1832 to "gather data on the topography of the region West of the Rockies and the north of Mexico.

    Sale Price $595.00

    $700.00

  • JOE BOWMAN Photograph of the famed deadeye shown in two images: posing with a rifle and tossing a pair of pistols Inscribed Photograph signed: "To Carl,/Joe Bowman", B/w, 10¾x8½.

    Sale Price $216.00

    $240.00

  • (BARONESS) ANNA BRASSEY Clipped signature of the oceanic travel writer, below the closing of a manuscript letter. Clipped signature: "Anna Brassey", 5¼x2½. Apparently clipped from a manuscript letter, below the sentiment "Yours sincerely" in a different hand. Ink caption (unknown hand): "Lady Brassey".

    Sale Price $108.00

    $120.00

  • FRANCIS WILLIAM BRINLEY Handwritten letter fragment from the Perth Amboy mayor regarding records on highway funding from 1786, signed "F.W. Brinley" Autograph letter fragment signed: "F.W. Brinley", 6¾x2¼. Fragment: "I would further mention, that the 'allowance for highways' cease on these records in the year 1786.

    Sale Price $144.00

    $160.00

  • Oversized 11x16¾ press kit for 1946's Jungle Terror, starring and signed by hunter and documentarian Frank Buck. Jungle Terror is a re-release of Jungle Menace, the only movie in which Buck had a dramatic acting role.

    Sale Price $324.00

    $360.00

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