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  • MOSES AUSTIN - PROMISSORY NOTE SIGNED 02/11/1802  - HFSID 292977
    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 - PROMISSORY NOTE SIGNED 10/24/1806  - HFSID 294524
    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 - TYPED NOTE SIGNED  - HFSID 217975
    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

  • PETER BIRD - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED 07/16/1983  - HFSID 52689
    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

  • FRANK BRING 'EM BACK ALIVE BUCK - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED  - HFSID 514
    FRANK BUCK Frank Buck signs an autograph note on an album leaf. Autograph Note signed: "To Perry/from/Frank Buck", 5¼x4 album leaf. Hunter, author and filmmaker Frank Buck (1884-1950) made his first expedition to South America in 1911.

    Sale Price $198.00

    $220.00

  • FRANK BRING 'EM BACK ALIVE BUCK - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED  - HFSID 312331
    FRANK BUCK Frank Buck signs a note to a fan, asking why she'd want to collect handwriting when collecting tigers is so much more fun Autograph note signed: "Frank Buck", 6¾x4¼ album leaf. In full: "Dear Miss Stafford, Why collect hand writing when it's so much more fun to collect tigers?".

    Sale Price $234.00

    $260.00

  • FRANK BRING 'EM BACK ALIVE BUCK - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED  - HFSID 313802
    FRANK BUCK Frank Buck signs a note to a fan, accompanied by a rare young photo of the huntsman Autograph note signed: "For/Joyce/with the/sincere compliments/of /Frank Buck", 5½x4¼ Accompanied by young photo of the hunter with two penguins affixed to either side of him.

    Sale Price $234.00

    $260.00

  • FRANK BRING 'EM BACK ALIVE BUCK - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED CIRCA 1934 CO-SIGNED BY: - HFSID 144258
    FRANK BUCK Inscribed 6x4 album leaf Inscribed Signature: "For/Kitty/with sincere/regards/Frank Buck", 5¾x4½ album leaf. Autograph Quotation signed on verso: "Tis the song ye sing/And the smile ye wear/That's makin' the sunshine/everywhere' /Jane Griswold/1-23-34".

    Sale Price $324.00

    $360.00

  • REAR ADMIRAL RICHARD E. BYRD - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED 04/17/1931  - HFSID 87402
    RICHARD E. BYRDThe American explorer who flew over the North Pole and the South Pole penned his signature and a note Autograph Note Signed: "Dick" in black ink on a typed letter. One page. 8½x11. Boston, Massachusetts. Dated April 17, 1931.Note In Full: "The auspice here called was a crook.

    Sale Price $315.00

    $350.00

  • REAR ADMIRAL RICHARD E. BYRD - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED 10/24/1926  - HFSID 33563
    RICHARD E. BYRD Byrd signed this typed letter in 1926 on Byrd Arctic Expedition letterhead to James E. Pond. With two handwritten notes written on letter. Typed letter signed "RE Byrd". 1 page, 8¼x7¼, on Byrd Antarctic Expedition letterhead. Oct. 24, 1926. Addressed to Mr. James B.

    Sale Price $315.00

    $350.00

  • REAR ADMIRAL RICHARD E. BYRD - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED 12/09/1931  - HFSID 87379
    RICHARD E. BYRD Receiving an invitation to be an honored guest at a meeting for the Explorers Club, he asks his friend Bim if he may attend, not wanting to disrupt any pre-scheduled lectures Typed letter signed: "Dick", in black ink, 1 page, 8½x11. Boston, Massachusetts. December 9, 1931.

    Sale Price $315.00

    $350.00

  • REAR ADMIRAL RICHARD E. BYRD - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED 12/21/1931  - HFSID 87374
    RICHARD E. BYRD The famed polar explorer signs a letter to "Bim", apologizing for several mistakes he has made Typed letter signed: "Dick", in black ink, 1 page, 8½x11. Boston, Massachusetts. December 21, 1931.

    Sale Price $315.00

    $350.00

  • REAR ADMIRAL RICHARD E. BYRD - TYPED NOTE SIGNED  - HFSID 86711
    RICHARD E. BYRD A clipped paragraph from a letter, informing the recipient that he cannot send him a post card from Antarctica, as the expedition has been postponed Typed note signed: "R E Byrd", in black ink, 5x3 affixed to a sheet. Name typed under signature.

    Sale Price $337.50

    $375.00

  • REAR ADMIRAL RICHARD E. BYRD - TYPED NOTE SIGNED 01/12/1932  - HFSID 87366
    RICHARD E. BYRD The famed polar explorer signs a letter to "Bim", discussing future lectures Typed letter signed: "Dick", in black ink, 1 page, 8½x11. Boston, Massachusetts. January 13, 1932. In full: "My dear Bim: It will be O.K. to book a lecture at Elizabeth for April 7".

    Sale Price $337.50

    $375.00

  • AYLETT R. COTTON - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED 05/05/1873  - HFSID 33743
    AYLETT R. COTTON Brief letter signed by the Iowa Republican Autograph Letter signed: "Aylett R. Cotton", 1 page, 5x8 affixed to slightly larger sheet (2 surfaces). Lyons, Iowa, 1873 May 5. To "Chas. A. McCullough", New York City, in full: "Please find autograph enclosed. [No separate item included.

    Sale Price $180.00

    $200.00

  • DAVID M. DAVIS - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED 08/16/1902  - HFSID 40116
    PERRY EXPEDITION TO JAPAN: DAVID M. DAVIS Sailed on Perry's expedition that opened Japan to diplomacy and commerce Autograph Note signed: "David M. Davis", 1p, 6x3. No place, 1902 August 16. In full: "With pleasure, from one of the survivors of the Perry Japan Expedition on the Macedonian Sloop of War".

    Sale Price $288.00

    $320.00

  • REAR ADMIRAL GEORGE DUFEK - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED CIRCA 1/20  - HFSID 55189
    GEORGE DUFEKThe explorer who helmed Operation Deep Freeze signs this postcard Autograph Note Signed: "To:/ Frank Milton Clements/ With personal/ regards from his friend/ Rear Admiral George Dufek/ U.S. Navy". 5x3. Postmarked Washington D.C., January 20, 1960. Rear Admiral George J.

    Sale Price $126.00

    $140.00

  • SIR VIVIAN E. FUCHS - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED 1989  - HFSID 304124
    SIR VIVIAN E. FUCHS The Geologist signs on a page with The Tran-Antarctic Expedition on the letterhead, and pens an explanatory note at the bottom of the page. Autograph Note signed: "Vivian Fuchs/1989", 6½x8 page with letterhead of The Trans-Antarctic Expedition, London.

    Sale Price $288.00

    $320.00

  • MAJOR GENERAL ADOLPHUS W. GREELY - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED  - HFSID 4326
    ADOLPHUS GREELY. Autograph Note signed: "A. W. Greely", 1p, 3¼x8. No place, no date. To "My Dear Archer". signed on verso of fragment of a form letter from the Signal Office, War Department, Washington. In full: "Please return the paper to my address here. Yours hastily" [signature] Dr.

    Sale Price $252.00

    $280.00

  • RICHARD HALLIBURTON - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED 05/10/1933  - HFSID 345638
    RICHARD HALLIBURTON The famed writer, traveler and adventurer pens his autograph on this 5¾x4¼ card, in green ink Autograph Note Signed: “Best wishes for/Bob Fisher/Richard/Halliburton/May 10-1933” in green ink. 5¾x4¼.

    Sale Price $324.00

    $360.00

  • EMERSON HOUGH - TYPED NOTE SIGNED 05/11/1918  - HFSID 295997
    EMERSON HOUGH The Western novelist and conservationist writes about bass fishing in Texas and Oregon. Typed Letter signed: "E. Hough", 2 pages, 5¾x8. Chicago, Illinois, 1918 May 11. On personal letterhead to Heppner Blackman, San Antonio Express.

    Sale Price $180.00

    $200.00

  • JOHN (HENRY CECIL) HUNT - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED 07/04/1954  - HFSID 79561
    JOHN HUNT John Hunt sends an autograph note on a card. Autograph Note Signed: "With warm regards to/Ashley Cole/John Hunt/4th July 1954", 5¼x3¼ card. John Hunt (1910-1988) was an accomplished mountaineer, having spent childhood holidays climbing in the Alps.

    Sale Price $162.00

    $180.00

  • JOHN (HENRY CECIL) HUNT - TYPED NOTE SIGNED  - HFSID 84445
    JOHN HUNT John Hunt sends a typed note with his autograph to a collector. Typed Note Signed: "John Hunt", 1p, 3¾x2 piece of paper. No place, no date. In full: "I hope you will accept this letter for your autograph collection, but you can always cut my signature off the bottom if you prefer.

    Sale Price $108.00

    $120.00

  • CHARLES A. LINDBERGH - AUTOGRAPH NOTE UNSIGNED  - HFSID 262714
    CHARLES A. LINDBERGH. Autograph Note unsigned, 1p, 5x3. No place, no date. To his personal secretary, Mrs. Jean Saunders. In pencil. In full: "Please send book/post - Not by air". Charles A.

    Sale Price $573.75

    $675.00

  • DICK (HENRY T.) MERRILL - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED 02/25/1966  - HFSID 321410
    DICK (HENRY T.) MERRILL The pilot sends a note and photograph to an associate, writing that the photograph was taken just before departure Autograph note signed: "Dick Marrill", in blue ink, 5¼x4¼ affixed with tape to a 5¼x3¾ newspaper photograph.

    Sale Price $180.00

    $200.00

  • JOAQUIN (CINCINNATUS HINER) MILLER - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED 06/14/1893  - HFSID 341907
    JOAQUIN MILLER Handwritten, signed note from the Western poet to a friend with "love" Autograph note signed: "Dear Thomas/[drawn arrow]Sic/With "love" to you/Thanks Joaquin Miller", in blue ink, 7x4½ affixed to 8½x11.

    Sale Price $144.00

    $160.00

  • WILLIAM MACLEOD RAINE - AUTOGRAPH NOTE ON PICTURE POSTCARD SIGNED 1924  - HFSID 341375
    WILLIAM MacLEOD RAINE Signed, handwritten note from the Old Wild West writer on a black and white picture postcard, sending his best wishes and luck to a friend. Extremely rare! Autograph note on picture postcard signed: "William MacLeod Raine", in black ink, 5½x3½. Circa 1924. In full: "Dear Mr.

    Sale Price $234.00

    $260.00

  • WILL ROGERS SR. - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED  - HFSID 35687
    WILL ROGERS SR Will Rogers sends an autograph note in pencil. Autograph note signed: "Will Rogers", 6½x2 album leaf. No place, no date. In full: "I'll sneak in here by Bill Nxe. Who I would like to have met. This is the best cast I was ever in.

    Sale Price $405.00

    $450.00

  • JAY TONTO SILVERHEELS - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED  - HFSID 299978
    JAY SILVERHEELS Handwritten note by the Lone Ranger's "faithful Indian companion" Autograph Note signed: "To Joe/Best Wishes/Jay Silverheels", 5x3½ album leaf. Best known as "Tonto", "the

    Sale Price $595.00

    $700.00

  • JAY TONTO SILVERHEELS - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED  - HFSID 279711
    JAY SILVERHEELS He signs an autograph note on the blank portion of a membership card for the Jay Silverheels Fan Club. Autograph Note signed: "Jay Silverheels", 3¾x4. Circa 1960. Signed in ink above the fold on the blank portion of a partly printed membership card for the Jay Silverheels Fan Club.

    Sale Price $765.00

    $900.00

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