KENNEDY FAMILY ARCHIVE Collection of nearly 80 personal items spanning almost a century, most of which were the personal mementoes of Mary Loretta Connelly, Joseph P. Kennedy's sister. Included are many signed letters from the family patriarch, Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr.; items signed by John, Robert and Ted Kennedy and spouses Jackie, Ethel and Joan; mementoes associated with the eldest Kennedy brother, Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr; items connected with Kennedy sisters Pat, Eunice, Jean and Kathleen; and souvenirs of the next generation of Kennedy's: JFK Jr., Caroline Kennedy, and their cousin Joseph Kennedy II and Ted Kennedy, Jr. Most of the items in this remarkable collection of Kennedy family history come from Kerry McCarthy, the granddaughter of Joseph P. Kennedy's sister Mary Loretta (Kennedy) Connelly, and herself a well-known and respected political activist. They have been in her family for many years. Additional well authenticated items offered here to round out the collection are JFK's clipped signature, the handwritten manuscript by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, the photographs of John F. Kennedy, Jr. and Joseph Kennedy II, and the invitation to a Kennedy Presidential Library event signed by Caroline Kennedy. read more...
The HFS Exclusive Historical Autographs & Memorabilia Collection
PRESIDENT JOHN ADAMS - FOUR LANGUAGE SHIPS PAPERS SIGNED 08/11/1798 CO-SIGNED BY: GENERAL TIMOTHY PICKERING - HFSID 277533Ship's papers signed in 1798 for the brig Jane, which sailed from Philadelphia to Antigua. The Jane was later captured by the corsair le Narbonnais; papers from captured ships are extremely rare. These papers are especially significant: They were signed a month after the beginning of the Quasi-War between France and the United States, an undeclared war that was fought exclusively at sea and was started over the capture of merchant ships like the Jane read more...
Sale Price $13,600.00
SEVEN WEEKS AFTER SURRENDERING FORT SUMTER, COLONEL ROBERT ANDERSON WRITES TO GENERAL LORENZO THOMAS ABOUT A RECENT MEETING WITH PRESIDENT LINCOLN'S LIFELONG FRIEND, JOSHUA SPEED ROBERT ANDERSON. Important ALS: "Robert Anderson/Col. USA", 1p, 7¾x9¾. read more...
Sale Price $8,500.00
NEIL ARMSTRONG - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: SCOTT CROSSFIELD, MAJOR GENERAL ROBERT MICHAEL WHITE, COLONEL WILLIAM J. "PETE" KNIGHT, BILL H. DANA, MAJOR GENERAL JOE ENGLE, MILT ORVILLE THOMPSON - HFSID 322402Special Sale PriceA piece of space flight history, this 11x14 photograph of the powerful X-15 has been signed by eight of it's twelve pilots; Peter Knight, Milt Thompson, Bob White, Joe Engle, Bill Dana, Scott Crossfield, and first man on the moon Neil Armstrong! read more...
Sale Price $7,012.50
NEIL ARMSTRONG Two years before his first spaceflight, and five years before he set the first human foot on the moon, Armstrong fills out a flight plan, preparing to pilot a NASA jet from Ohio to Texas. Document signed twice: "N. A. Armstrong", 1 page, 8x12¾. read more...
Sale Price $4,462.50
APOLLO 11: NEIL ARMSTRONG and MICHAEL COLLINS Framed 26x26 display featuring signed space suit fabric with the mission patch Ephemera signed: "Neil Armstrong", "Michael Collins", 6x6 strip of space suit fabric bearing 3¼-diameter Apollo 11 mission patch. read more...
Sale Price $5,312.50
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. read more...
Sale Price $3,570.00
MOSES AUSTIN He 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. read more...
Sale Price $5,100.00
The great showman will send a bear and hyena that died at his circus' winter quarters to his taxidermist to be mounted or "skeletonized" for display at Tufts' Barnum Museum and mentions Jumbo, the giant elephant that the recipient will preserve less than three years later read more...
Sale Price $4,462.50
Framed Gallery of History display (46x30) featuring the t-shirt from Caribou Ranch studio given to Lennon when he recorded there with Elton John, accompanied by an authentication signed by Lennon's lover at the time, May Pang, and by a photo of Lennon and Pang together read more...
Sale Price $5,950.00
PAUL MCCARTNEY The Beatles guitarist penned his signature on this Union Jack guitar after a 2006 concert in Columbus, Ohio. Not played or owned by Paul McCartney. Guitar Signed: "Paul McCartney" on the Union Jack pick guard. read more...
Sale Price $12,500.00
SIR WILLIAM BLACKSTONE Signing in the text of this handwritten 1777 letter, he discusses his corrections to proofs of a legal address he delivered before the Society of Antiquaries Third-Person Autograph Letter Signed: read more...
Sale Price $17,000.00
HUMPHREY "BOGIE" BOGART - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: LAUREN BACALL - HFSID 293316Special Sale PriceVintage black and white photograph showing the two relaxing together on his yacht Santana, signing as "Betty" and "Bogey". Photos of the famous Hollywood couple signed by both are extremely rare! read more...
Sale Price $5,625.00
OMAR BRADLEY A bound copy of his Memorial Day Address (1948), inscribed and signed to his longtime secretary, Mary Pitcairn, by America's last five-star general Speech inscribed and signed: "To Miss Mary Pitcairn/With appreciation for/your loyal and/untiring assistance/Omar N. Bradley", 5p, 6x9. read more...
Sale Price $3,825.00
LOUIS D. BRANDEIS The first Jewish Supreme Court Justice signs a scarce handwritten 1920 letter: "Palestine needs redoubled efforts from all loyal Jews." Scarce ALS: "Louis D. Brandeis" as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, 1 page, 5½x8½. read more...
Sale Price $19,125.00
Two typed 1916 letters, one signed by Brandeis, the other by his secretary, to the Provisional Zionist Executive Committee, which he had led since its founding. Within the month, he would decide that his appointment to the US Supreme Court obliged him to resign from formal leadership of American Zionism. Framed in the Gallery of History style to 43x21. read more...
Sale Price $11,815.00
JAMES BUCHANAN He signs a "strictly private" autograph letter to a friend discussing whether he would accept the position of Secretary of State if offered it by President-elect Pierce. Political ALS: "James Buchanan", 1 page, 8x10. Wheatland, near Lancaster, 1852 November 23. The future 15th U.S. read more...
Sale Price $2,890.00
The Union cavalry commander, whose decision to "hold the high ground" on the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg may have saved the Union, prepares to inspect the 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry in the first year of the war. Double-matted and framed with a biographic plaque to an overall size of 20½x22½. Buford died less than five months after Gettysburg. A very scarce war-dated document! read more...
Sale Price $7,437.50
THE WARREN E. BURGER COURT - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: ASSOCIATE JUSTICE BYRON R. WHITE, CHIEF JUSTICE WARREN E. BURGER, ASSOCIATE JUSTICE LEWIS F. POWELL JR., ASSOCIATE JUSTICE WILLIAM O. DOUGLAS, ASSOCIATE JUSTICE POTTER STEWART, ASSOCIATE JUSTICE WILLIAM J. BRENNAN JR., ASSOCIATE JUSTICE THURGOOD MARSHALL, CHIEF JUSTICE WILLIAM H. REHNQUIST, ASSOCIATE JUSTICE HARRY A. BLACKMUN - HFSID 298246THE WARREN E. BURGER COURT (1971-1975) Official Court portrait signed by all 9 justices who served between 1971 and 1975, 9½x6¾, mounted to 12x10 Photograph signed: "Potter Stewart", "Lewis F. Powell", "W. O. Douglas", "Thurgood Marshall", "Warren E. read more...
Sale Price $2,720.00
THE WARREN E. BURGER COURT - PHOTOGRAPH MOUNT SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: ASSOCIATE JUSTICE BYRON R. WHITE, CHIEF JUSTICE WARREN E. BURGER, ASSOCIATE JUSTICE LEWIS F. POWELL JR., ASSOCIATE JUSTICE SANDRA DAY O'CONNOR, ASSOCIATE JUSTICE WILLIAM J. BRENNAN JR., ASSOCIATE JUSTICE THURGOOD MARSHALL, CHIEF JUSTICE WILLIAM H. REHNQUIST, ASSOCIATE JUSTICE HARRY A. BLACKMUN, ASSOCIATE JUSTICE JOHN PAUL STEVENS - HFSID 287090WARREN BURGER COURT (1981-1986) 18x14 color photo of the US Supreme Court Justices, signed by all 9. This was the Court's membership from the arrival of Justice O'Connor until the retirement of read more...
Sale Price $4,590.00
THE WARREN E. BURGER COURT - SUPREME COURT ENGRAVING SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: ASSOCIATE JUSTICE BYRON R. WHITE, CHIEF JUSTICE WARREN E. BURGER, ASSOCIATE JUSTICE LEWIS F. POWELL JR., ASSOCIATE JUSTICE WILLIAM O. DOUGLAS, ASSOCIATE JUSTICE POTTER STEWART, ASSOCIATE JUSTICE WILLIAM J. BRENNAN JR., ASSOCIATE JUSTICE THURGOOD MARSHALL, CHIEF JUSTICE WILLIAM H. REHNQUIST, ASSOCIATE JUSTICE HARRY A. BLACKMUN - HFSID 348087THE BURGER COURT All nine Supreme Court Justices signed this framed engraving of the Supreme Court building Engraving signed: "Harry A Blackmun", "Byron R. White", "Lewis F. Powell Jr.", "Potter Stewart". "Thurgood Marshall", "William H. read more...
Sale Price $3,740.00
Archive of 16 letters written by Tarzan's creator to his son Jack between 1923 and 1935, plus one letter from Burroughs to a film company. He writes in depth about family matters, but also about the filming of a Tarzan movie. The letters are signed "Papa" or "OB" (Old Burroughs). A rare insight into the private and public life of the prolific author. read more...
Sale Price $11,900.00
This embroidered cloth arm patch was carried to the moon on the 1971 Apollo 14 mission. It was then given to the office of George H.W. Bush while he was Ambassador to the United Nations. Accompanied by a letter on a UN ambassador's card handwritten, dated and signed "George B" by Bush. read more...
Sale Price $4,887.50
GEORGE W. BUSH 11x14 color publicity photograph of New York City firefighters Dan McWilliams, George Johnson and Billy Eisengrein planting the American flag in 20 feet of rubble at Ground Zero on September 11, 2001. Photograph signed: "George W Bush". Color, 8x10, matted to 11x14. read more...
Sale Price $4,037.50
PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH - HELMET SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: FIRST LADY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON, MAYOR RUDOLPH "RUDY" GIULIANI, GEORGE PATAKI, MICHAEL BLOOMBERG - HFSID 286083This white hard hat, used during the clean-up of Ground Zero at New York's destroyed Twin Towers, was signed by President George W. Bush, New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, New York Governor George Pataki, United States Senator from New York Hillary Rodham Clinton and Michael Bloomberg, who succeeded Giuliani as mayor. Except for Bloomberg, all the signers on this helmet were in office during the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. read more...
Sale Price $9,350.00
Signed letter filled with recollections of playing George M. Cohan in Yankee Doodle Dandy, and of Cohan's reaction to the film. Cagney's account, brimming with colorful anecdotes, illuminates a landmark of film history. read more...
Sale Price $2,720.00
Original draft of Jimmy Carter's address accepting the 1976 democratic nomination for president. This draft bears 153 words written in Carter's hand, including this attack on Republicans: "use line about every mistake-- Vietnam, Chile, CIA excesses, etc. - happened because plotted in secrecy without U.S. people". read more...
Sale Price $12,750.00
A revealing collection of documents from his 1976 presidential campaign - including a nine-page draft speech on Israel on Carter's presidential campaign stationery with 67 words of revisions and notes in Carter's hand - showing how a speech on Israel was drafted and revised. read more...
Sale Price $5,525.00
JAMES EARL "JIMMY" CARTER Typed, unsigned speech with handwritten corrections read by Carter during his 1976 presidential bid in a predominantly black part of Los Angeles County. Typed speech unsigned, with handwritten corrections in black and blue ink. 8 pages, 8½x11. read more...
Sale Price $3,187.50
Carter read this speech at the 1976 Democratic National Convention in New York, where he accepted the party's nomination for presidential candidate. He went on from here to become 39th President of the United States. read more...
Sale Price $3,612.50
MARY CASSATT In a handwritten letter to a friend in Paris, Cassatt explains that her art keeps her too busy to reply to most letters, but that she would welcome a visit in the Spring. ALS: "Mary Cassatt", 6 pages, 5¼x7, front and verso. Mesnil-Beaufresne, Mesnil-Theribus (Oise), France, no date. read more...
Sale Price $6,162.50