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General Matthew B. Ridgway Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

GENERAL MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY
Born: March 3, 1895 in Fort Monroe, Hampton, Virginia
Died: July 26, 1993 in Fox Chapel, Pennsylvania
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Ridgway (1895-1993) planned and executed the U.S. Army's first airborne assault (in Sicily) during World War II. He parachuted into Normandy on D-Day and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. When he took command of the Eighth Army in Korea in December 1950, he moved immediately to revitalize the seriously demoralized Army, which had been forced to retreat after the entry of Chinese Communist forces into the conflict. He succeeded so well that by late January 1951, the Eighth Army took the offensive again. He replaced General MacArthur as Allied Commander of the U.N. forces in the Far East after MacArthur was recalled by President Truman in April 1951 (for publicly questioned Truman's strategy). Ridgway succeeded Eisenhower as Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in Europe in 1952 and was Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army from 1953-1955. Here Ridgway eloquently defines the stakes in Korea. In retrospect, it seems ironic that Ridgway also invokes MacArthur's name to support the view that orders should never be questioned, since MacArthur was soon to be removed from command for doing just that.
  • GENERAL MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED  - HFSID 313061
    GENERAL MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED - HFSID 313061
    MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY Matthew B. Ridgway signs, "with pleasure," on this 5x3 card Autograph Note signed: "Autographed with pleasure for Joel W. Coelbaugh/ M.B. Ridgway [illegible] General, US Army/[illegible] 28 April.

    Sale Price $270.00

    $300.00

  • GENERAL MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 304951
    GENERAL MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 304951
    MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY Black and white photograph of the former Army Chief of Staff shown in official uniform Photograph inscribed and signed: "With warm/greetings to/the Saco/Valley/[ineligible]/Gen. B. Ridgway". B/w, 8x10. Photograph taken September 8, 1949 (typed captioned at verso).

    Sale Price $360.00

    $400.00

  • GENERAL MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 100504
    GENERAL MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 100504
    MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY Small sepia publicity photograph of a young Matthew B. Ridgway in his dress white uniform. Photograph signed: "M.B. Ridgway". Sepia, 3½x5. General Ridgway saw action at Salerno, Normandy (parachuted on D-Day) and the Battle of the Bulge in World War II.

    Sale Price $252.00

    $280.00

  • GENERAL MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY - ENVELOPE SIGNED CIRCA 1982  - HFSID 33225
    GENERAL MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY - ENVELOPE SIGNED CIRCA 1982 - HFSID 33225
    MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY Matthew B. Ridgway signs the back flap of an envelope with only his last name. Envelope signed: "Ridgway", over pre-printed address, 6½x3¾. 20-cent stamp affixed, postmarked Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1982 December 29.

    Sale Price $144.00

    $160.00

  • GENERAL MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED  - HFSID 191753
    GENERAL MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED - HFSID 191753
    MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY He signs on this FDC honoring General Douglas MacArthur First Day Cover Signed: "M.B. Ridgway/General, U.S. Army/Retired", 6½x3½. First Day Cover honoring Douglas MacArthur, postmarked Norfolk, Virginia, January 26, 1971, 6-cent stamp affixed.

    Sale Price $162.00

    $180.00

  • GENERAL MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED  - HFSID 317489
    GENERAL MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED - HFSID 317489
    MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY The wartime general and Army Chief of Staff signs an FDC honoring Franklin D. Roosevelt. First Day Cover signed: "Matthew Ridgway, General US Army", 6½x3¾. FDC honoring President Franklin D. Roosevelt, postmarked Washington, D.C.

    Sale Price $162.00

    $180.00

  • GENERAL MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED  - HFSID 343719
    GENERAL MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED - HFSID 343719
    MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY He signs on this FDC honoring John J. Pershing First Day Cover Signed: "M.B. Ridgway/General, U.S. Army", 6½x3½. First Day Cover honoring John J. Pershing. postmarked New York City, New York, November 17, 1961, 8-cent stamp affixed.

    Sale Price $162.00

    $180.00

  • GENERAL MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY - MANUSCRIPT SIGNED  - HFSID 1369
    GENERAL MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY - MANUSCRIPT SIGNED - HFSID 1369
    MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY Matthew B. Ridgway signs a typed manuscript titled Meeting with the Russians. Typed Manuscript signed: "M.B. Ridgway", on last page, 5p, 8½x11, separate sheets. Titled: Meeting with the Russians.

    Sale Price $450.00

    $500.00

  • GENERAL MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY - PRINTED CARD SIGNED IN INK  - HFSID 55408
    GENERAL MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY - PRINTED CARD SIGNED IN INK - HFSID 55408
    Matthew B. Ridgway signs an embossed logo of the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) with its motto in Latin: "vigilia pretium libertatis" ("Vigilance is the price of liberty.") card in black ink.

    Sale Price $162.00

    $180.00

  • GENERAL MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY - SPECIAL COVER SIGNED  - HFSID 146640
    GENERAL MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY - SPECIAL COVER SIGNED - HFSID 146640
    MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY The General who replaced MacArthur in Korea and Eisenhower in Europe signs a special cover celebrating the 25th Anniversary US Air Force on "Freedom's Frontier", Kwang Ju AB, Korea Special Cover signed: "M. B. Ridgway/General, US Army, Rtd", 6½x3½.

    Sale Price $162.00

    $180.00

  • GENERAL MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY - SPECIAL COVER SIGNED  - HFSID 276583
    GENERAL MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY - SPECIAL COVER SIGNED - HFSID 276583
    MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY The General who replaced MacArthur in Korea and Eisenhower in Europe signs a special cover that was postmarked on the U.S.S. Leyte during the Korean Conflict. Special Cover signed: "M. B. Ridgway, Gen., USA, Rtd", 6½x3¾.

    Sale Price $162.00

    $180.00

  • GENERAL MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY - SPECIAL COVER SIGNED  - HFSID 276588
    GENERAL MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY - SPECIAL COVER SIGNED - HFSID 276588
    MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY The General who replaced MacArthur in Korea and Eisenhower in Europe signs an air mail envelope postmarked aboard the U.S.S. Calvert the year after the Korean Conflict came to an end. Special Cover signed: "M. B. Ridgway, General, US Army", 6½x3¾ air mail envelope.

    Sale Price $162.00

    $180.00

  • GENERAL MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY - STAMP(S) SIGNED  - HFSID 292170
    GENERAL MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY - STAMP(S) SIGNED - HFSID 292170
    MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY The American general signs a sheet of ten 29-cent U.S. postage stamps commemorating the 50th anniversary of World War II. Stamps signed: "M.B. Ridgway", Color, 9x5 sheet of ten 29-cent U.S. postage stamps commemorating the 50th anniversary of World War II, titled 1942: Into the Battle.

    Sale Price $180.00

    $200.00

  • GENERAL MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/12/1979  - HFSID 284159
    GENERAL MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/12/1979 - HFSID 284159
    MATTHEW RIDGWAY Typed Letter signed in 1979, recommending two books written by him Typed Letter signed: "M. B. Ridgway", 1 page, 7¼x10¼. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1979 January 12. On personal letterhead to Ben B. Braude, New York, N.Y.

    Sale Price $360.00

    $400.00

  • GENERAL MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 04/16/1982  - HFSID 278505
    GENERAL MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 04/16/1982 - HFSID 278505
    What was the most important decision that Ridgway made in his military career? He tried to answer that question in this typed letter, which he signed in 1982, to John Baron. It's a question he has a little trouble answering in this letter, but eventually he decided that it was to "strive to be the best leader of men in combat in our Army, that I could possibly be".

    Sale Price $552.50

    $650.00

  • GENERAL MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 06/18/1970  - HFSID 156618
    GENERAL MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 06/18/1970 - HFSID 156618
    MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY Matthew B. Ridgway sends a typed letter discussing on the Korean War. Typed letter signed: "M. B. Ridgway", 1p, 7¼x10¼, on his personalized stationery. Fox Chapel, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1970 June 18. Addressed to Professor Ted R.

    Sale Price $637.50

    $750.00

  • GENERAL MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 12/09/1949  - HFSID 172984
    GENERAL MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 12/09/1949 - HFSID 172984
    MATHEW B. RIDGWAY Mathew B. Ridgway sends a typed letter forwarding his photograph. Typed Letter Signed: "M.B. Ridgway", 1p, 7x9. On Department of the Army Office of the Chief of Staff stationary. Washington, D. C.,1949 December 9. Addressed to Mr. Eddie Sousa, Livermore, California.

    Sale Price $360.00

    $400.00

  • GENERAL MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY - TYPED LETTER TWICE SIGNED 09/20/1985  - HFSID 155779
    GENERAL MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY - TYPED LETTER TWICE SIGNED 09/20/1985 - HFSID 155779
    MATTHEW RIDGWAY He signs and also initials a typed 1985 letter, his detailed answer to a query about Soviet hopes for world domination. Typed Letter signed: "M. B. Ridgway", 1 page, 8½x11, with initialed postscript "M.B. R.". Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1985 September 20.

    Sale Price $807.50

    $950.00

  • GENERAL MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY - TYPED MANUSCRIPT SIGNED  - HFSID 268144
    GENERAL MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY - TYPED MANUSCRIPT SIGNED - HFSID 268144
    MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY Discusses the stakes in the Korean conflict Typed Manuscript signed: "M. B. Ridgway" as Lieutenant General, 2p, 8½x11. No place, no date

    Sale Price $680.00

    $800.00

  • GENERAL MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY - TYPED NOTE SIGNED  - HFSID 35278
    GENERAL MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY - TYPED NOTE SIGNED - HFSID 35278
    MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY Matthew B. Ridgway sends his autograph on a card to a collector. Typed Note signed: "M.B. Ridgway", 6x4 card. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1982 June 26.In full: "Autographed for Karin Gallagher [signature]/General, U.S. Army/Retired.

    Sale Price $180.00

    $200.00

  • GENERAL MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY - TYPED NOTE SIGNED 03/04/1974  - HFSID 216390
    GENERAL MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY - TYPED NOTE SIGNED 03/04/1974 - HFSID 216390
    MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY Matthew B. Ridgway sends a typed note replying that the anecdote needed is in his book Soldier. Typed note signed: "M. B. R", 1p, 3½x5½, on his personalized note stationery. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1974 March 4.

    Sale Price $270.00

    $300.00

  • GENERAL MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY - TYPED NOTE SIGNED 03/05  - HFSID 156083
    GENERAL MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY - TYPED NOTE SIGNED 03/05 - HFSID 156083
    MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY Matthew B. Ridgway sends his autograph on a postcard to a collector from Tokyo, Japan. Typed Note signed: "M.B. Ridgway", 5½x3¼ postcard. Tokyo, Japan, no year March 5.In full: "Autographed for S. Lloyd [signature]/M. B. Ridgway/Tokyo, Japan. General, United States Army.

    Sale Price $198.00

    $220.00

  • GENERAL MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY - TYPED NOTE SIGNED 04/14/1971  - HFSID 276587
    GENERAL MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY - TYPED NOTE SIGNED 04/14/1971 - HFSID 276587
    MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY The General who replaced MacArthur in Korea and Eisenhower in Europe regrets that he has no photographs. TNS: "M.B.R.", 1p, 3½x5½. No place, 1971 April 14. On memo sheet imprinted "From the desk of/M. B. Ridgway" to unknown recipient.

    Sale Price $252.00

    $280.00

  • GENERAL MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY - TYPED QUOTATION SIGNED  - HFSID 275356
    GENERAL MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY - TYPED QUOTATION SIGNED - HFSID 275356
    MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY He signs his typed quotation honoring the American solder Typed Quotation signed: "Matthew B. Ridgeway", 1 page, 5x8¼. "...The American soldier with whom it has been my

    Sale Price $552.50

    $650.00

  • GENERAL MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY - TYPESCRIPT SIGNED  - HFSID 165889
    GENERAL MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY - TYPESCRIPT SIGNED - HFSID 165889
    MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY Matthew B. Ridgway signs a typescript of General Dwight D. Eisenhower's Order of the Day, June 6, 1944. Typescript signed: "M.B. Ridgway/General, U.S. Army/Rtd", 1p, 8½x11. Text of General Dwight D.

    Sale Price $450.00

    $500.00

  • GENERAL MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY - TYPESCRIPT SIGNED  - HFSID 169064
    GENERAL MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY - TYPESCRIPT SIGNED - HFSID 169064
    MATTHEW RIDGWAY Signed statement, in retirement, regarding necessary means of deterring the Soviet Union militarily. It can be read as a thinly veiled criticism of the Eisenhower administration's policies. Typescript signed: ""M. B. Ridgway", 1 page, 8½x11. Statement as a retired U.S. Army General.

    Sale Price $450.00

    $500.00

  • GENERAL MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY - TYPESCRIPT SIGNED  - HFSID 169065
    GENERAL MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY - TYPESCRIPT SIGNED - HFSID 169065
    MATTHEW RIDGWAY He signs a typescript discussing the prolonged cease-fire talks in Korea. Typescript signed: "M. B. Ridgway", 1 page, 8½x11. In full: "I was not unfamiliar with

    Sale Price $450.00

    $500.00

  • GENERAL MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY - TYPESCRIPT SIGNED  - HFSID 46926
    GENERAL MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY - TYPESCRIPT SIGNED - HFSID 46926
    MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY Signed typescript by Matthew B. Ridgway as Commander of the Eighth Army in Korea, of the letter Ridgway wrote to the head of the South Korean Army. Souvenir Typescript signed: "M.B. Ridgway", 1p, 8½x11. Headquarters Eighth U.S. Army, 1951 11 Jan 1951.

    Sale Price $450.00

    $500.00

  • GENERAL MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY - TYPESCRIPT SIGNED 07/10/1987  - HFSID 156061
    GENERAL MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY - TYPESCRIPT SIGNED 07/10/1987 - HFSID 156061
    MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY Matthew B. Ridgway signs a typescript of the text of the U.S. Declaration of War on Japan. Typescript signed: "M.B. Ridgway/10 Jul 87/General, U.S. Army/Retired", 1p, 8½x11. Text of the U.S. Declaration of War on Japan, originally dated December 8, 1941.

    Sale Price $450.00

    $500.00

  • GENERAL MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY - TYPESCRIPT SIGNED CIRCA 1950  - HFSID 177949
    GENERAL MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY - TYPESCRIPT SIGNED CIRCA 1950 - HFSID 177949
    MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY Matthew B. Ridgway signs a typescript headed "Text of Eighth Army General Order, Assuming Command/26 December 1950". Typescript signed: "M.B. Ridgway", 1p, 8½x11. Headed: "Text of Eighth Army General Order, Assuming Command/26 December 1950".

    Sale Price $450.00

    $500.00

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