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John Couch Adams English astronomer; Discoverer of the Planet Neptune. A Scarce Letter. SOLD

Royal English Astronomer - Observed Transit of Venus

AIRY, George B. Desirable A.D.S., 3”x4.5”. Please admit Mr. Fournier to the meeting of the Royal Society on Nov. 27,93. G.B. Airy.” Light mounting traces on verso otherwise a V/G example  $225.00

Remarkable Collection of Automobile Pioneers

AUTOMOBILE PIONEERS A Fabulous collection comprising of autographs, letters, documents and signed photographs of many of the most notable names involved in the history and development of the automobile. $6,900.00

Very Scarce Signatures of the Ball Brothers

BALL, Frank C. & Geroge A. Typed letter on the fancy letterhead of the Ball Brothers Company. Muncie, In. Feb. 23, 1937. Signed by Frank C. Ball as president of the company. Together with a card signed by George A. Ball, who was Vice-President.  $135.00

Oldest Merchant Banking Co. in England - Collapsed in 1995

BARING, Thomas Free Franking signature “T.Baring” on a cover he hand addressed to a family member. Postmark cancellation 1857. Affixed to a newspaper article regarding Thomas Baring  $95.00

Founded the ASPCA (1866) and the
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (1875)

"Land of the Free and Home of the Brave"

BERG, Henry Scarce autograph letter, two very full pages,  signed in full, no date, to a Mr. Gould.$375.00

Tim Berners-Lee and Al Gore

BERNERS-LEE, Tim & GORE, Al Weaving the Web, The Original Design and Ultimate Destiny of the World Wide Web by Its Inventor. Tim Berners-Lee.  Harper, San Francisco, 1999, First Edition so stated. Two hundred twenty-six pages. In very fine condition with dust jacket.  Signed with a fine inscription: “For Kids helping Kids” Tim Berners-Lee, 2005 3/11.”  $375.00

Inventor of the Popular New Family Singer Sewing Machine

BOLTON, James Autograph letter signed, The Singer Manufacturing Company, Chicago, January 24, 1871. To the Singer Companies corporate office in New York.  $95.00

This week we have a bridge to sell you!

BROOKLYN BRIDGE. An AUTHENTIC chunk of wood made from the pedestrian walkway of the Brooklyn Bridge made into a paperweight. Removed in 1982 the wood may show imperfections which represents natural wear and weathering it received while in service from 1883. This highly desirable collectible was made for the Brooklyn Bridge Centennial Celebration (1883-1983).  The accompanying certificate is registration  #5512 and signed in print by the Chairman.  The Certificate is also signed in ink  by New York’s famous Mayor Ed Koch. His signature is an “in person” signature.  The certificate and wood, measures appx. 1”x3”x4” is housed in its original box. SOLD

Inventor of the BAR (Browning Automatic Rifle)

BROWNING, John Moses Bank check, Georgetown, DC, April 21, 1891, accomplished in Browning’s hand, made payable to “Cash” for ten Dollars. Boldly signed “John M. Browning”. SOLD

BUCKLAND, Cyrus Two autograph letters signed on both sides of one sheet. Springfield, mass, Oct.3, 1886 to Ben W. Austin. $295.00

BURBANK, Luther Desirable full signature which he adds “Santa Rosa, Cal. Nov.8, 1909.”  A very good example $85.00

Inventor of the Sports Drink, Gatorade

CADE, Dr. Robert American physician, leader of the research team that formulated the sports drink Gatorade. The first experimental batch was made in 1965. Dr. Cade also invented a hydraulic football helmet.  Sports Legends Card, 3”x5” signed: “Best wishes, Robert Cade, MD Inventor of Gatorade.”  SOLD

CARVER, Geo. W. Influential teacher and Director of Research and Experimentation at Tuskegee Institute.  Fine signature “Geo. W. Carver” adding in his hand “Tuskegee Inst., Ala. 2-8-1935.” $235.00

Founder of Chick-fil-A

CATHY, S. Truett The book “Eat Mor Chikin”, Looking Glass Books, 2002, First Edition, two hundred pages, illustrated. Very good condition with dust jacket.  On the front free endpaper the author has signed “S. Truett Cathy, Proverbs 22:1.”  $40.00

COLTON, Frank B. American scientist who in 1952  was first to synthesized Norethynodrel, the progestin used in Envoid, the first oral contraceptive.  Blue slip, 2”x6” with a printed Chemistry cachet, signed in full  $27.50

Invented Antibiotic Tetracycline

CONOVER, Floyd H. Scientist who invented the antibiotic Tetracycline. It is the first antibiotic made by chemically modifying a naturally produced drug. A very scarce original sketch on a 4”x6” card of the breakdown of Tetracycline, signed in full adding “Tetracycline” by his hand  $75.00

Inventor, Father of the Cell Phone

COOPER, Dr. Martin Choice color photograph of Cooper, measuring 5”x7” , half length pose of Cooper holding up his first cell phone and a newer model of the cell phone. $95.00

Designed and Built the First Locomotive

COOPER, Peter
Fine large signature on a slip affixed to a card  $85.00
 
Emile Coue French psychotherapist; exponent of autosuggestion. A Very Scarce Signature. $295.00

Lincoln & 22 Presidents Banked Here
RARE Combination of Two Signatures

CORCORAN, W.W. A slip removed from a book containing signatures of prominent person’s who lived in Washington, D.C.  Each has donated $100.00 to an enterprise. Two of the signatures are of Elisha Riggs, Jr. and  W.W. Corcoran.  Most likely unique, the first time we have seen both these signatures on the same item. $195.00

Inventor of Thallium and the Radiometer

CROOKS, Sir William Fine full signature and closing from an autograph letter signed.  $85.00

Doctor Who Delivered the Dionne Quintuplets

DAFOE, Dr. Allen Roy Rare photograph, 8”x10”, B&W, of the Doctor wearing his hospital gown and mask and holding one of the quintuplets. Inscribed and signed: “From Dr. A.R. Defoe and Yvonne to Fred Griffen.”  The first signed photograph of this type we have offered.  $250.00

Doctor Who Delivered the Dionne Quintuplets

DAFOE, Dr. Allen Roy Typed letter signed 8.5”x11”, Callander, Ontario, January 23, 1940. On “The Dionne Quintuplet Guardianship” stationery picturing  “The Dafoe Nursery.”  He writes: “Thank you for your letter. I am very glad to comply with your request. Wishing you every success in your club” signed in full “Allan Roy Dafoe.”  $95.00

Inventor of the Dahlgren Gun

DAHLGREN,  J. A.
Union Admiral and inventor of the Dahlgren Gun.  Signature adding in his hand “R. Admiral.”.  $165.00

Inventor of the Davis Gun & Torpedo

DAVIS, Cleland Document signed, September 27, 1907, bank check on Riggs National Bank of Washington, DC made payable to E.W. Young for ten dollars and signed by Cleland Davis.. Cancellation holes do not touch Davis’s fine signature.   $47.50

Chairman & CEO, Dell Computer Corporation

DELL, Michael His book: ‘Direct From Dell, Strategies That revolutionized the Industry.”  Harper Business, 1999, First Edition.  Two hundred thirty-six pages, Signed by Michael Dell on the half title page. $87.50

Inventor of Bubble Gum

DIEMER, Walter Typed quotation signed on a 3”x5” card.  “Why Bubble Gum Is Pink”  “I realized I’d forgotten to put any coloring in the gum. I remedied my mistake the very next day, when I made a second super batch.  Pink food coloring was the only one I had at hand.  And that’s the reason ever since, all over the world, bubble gum has been pink.”  Boldly signed in full “Walter E. Diemer.” SOLD

DISNEY, Roy Very uncommon A.L.S. on “The Walt Disney Company” letterhead with a printed portrait of Mickey Mouse. Dated 7-21-99 Disney writes: “Dear Andee, Here’s your envelope back-with my best wishes-but I’ll leave it to your professor about the chances of getting extra credit- Best, Roy E. Disney”. $87.50

Dr. Thomas Dooley - Destined To Become A Saint - Died When only 33

DOOLEY, DR. Thomas A. Very RARE typed quotation from his book "Doctor Tom Dooley, My Story" one page, boldly signed with a two word sentiment and a large signature. Together with a portrait of Dr. Dooley shaking hands with President Ngo Dinh Diem in Saigon. $275.00


DOOLEY, Tom Photograph of Dooley, 5"x8", black & white of Dr. Dooley with his arms around three children in Laos. Signed with a two word sentiment on the lower white margin. Signed photos of Dr. Dooley are basically non-existent. $275.00

Mother of the Everglades

DOUGLAS, Marjory StonemanAmerican journalist, writer and environmentalist. She was known for her staunch defense of the Florida Everglades. In the photo she is signing copies of her book. Boldly signed with a two word sentiment. Autograph was obtained “in person” in her home in Coconut Grove, Florida just months before her passing.  $150.00

Founder of The Wall Street Journal & Established Dow Jones & Company

DOW, Charles H. Scarce, partly printed bond signed twice “Charles H. Dow” on the verso as Trustee. Folio, with coupons attached at bottom. (Colorado) 1st day of April 1891.  $875.00

Inventor of the Camera that Bears His Name, Committed Suicide

EASTMAN, George Fine large signature on a slip. Ample margins for matting and framing  $195.00
 
George Eastman A Rare Signed & Inscribed Copy of the pioneer in photography's self-published book, Chronicles of an African Trip. SOLD

Thomas A. Edison A very rare signed photograph, 7.5”x9.5”, in the original photographer’s mount, overall size 12”x14”. Black & White, full length portrait of Edison and his team standing in front of the Edison Laboratory.  Photo, taken by Edison with his own copyright, his initials and date “7-16-16” printed near the bottom right of the image.  Boldly signed “Thomas A. Edison” at the center of the mount.  On the verso is the stamp: “Copyrighted by Thomas A. Edison.” SOLD
 
Thomas A. Edison (1847-1931). Celebrated American inventor; known as "the Wizard of Menlo Park." A remarkable content Autograph Letter Signed, concerning his fear of another lab fire. Boldly written and signed and in fine condition. SOLD

Henry Rossiter Worthington's Copy

ERICSSON, John
His enormous book: Contribution To The Centennial Exhibition.  First Edition. Original heavy leather covers with gold tooling on spine and covers.  “The Nation” Press, 1876, gilt page ends, text and plates clean, book nice and tight and very sturdy. Five hundred-seventy-seven pages with an addition 67 full page plates.  Inscribed and signed by the author (John Ericsson) on an otherwise blank endpaper. “Henry Rossiter Worthington Esq. C.E. from his friend the author.”.  $2,750.00

FARADAY, Michael Autograph letter signed, one page, headed “R. Institution.”  April 19, 1848. Faraday writes: “Many thanks my Dear Phillips for the information, I return the card safe, Best remembrances to Mrs. Phillips from your friend, M. Faraday.” $750.00

FIELD, Cyrus W. Choice bold signature on a slip with ample margins for framing $75.00

Possibly a Unique Signed Copy

FERMI, Enrico The book by his wife Laura Fermi, Atoms In The Family, My Life With Enrico Fermi, Architect Of The Atomic Age.  The University of Chicago Press, 1954, Second Printing before publication. Two hundred sixty-seven pages with illustrations.  Signed by both Laura Fermi and Enrico Fermi on the half title page.  Enrico Fermi died just months after this book was published, signed copies are almost non-existent.  $3,750.00
 
Henry M. Flagler (1830-1913). Industrialist and 'Father' of South Florida; Organized and served as Vice-President of Standard Oil from 1870 to 1906. Cut Signature. $675.00

Founder of Forbes Magazine

FORBES, Bertie Chas Uncommon signature “B.C. Forbes” on a slip. His printed portrait is affixed above  $50.00

Inventor of the Magnetic Core Memory Store for Computers

FORRESTOR, Jay He is the inventor of the magnetic core memory store, the industry standard  for computer memory known as Random Access Memory (RAM).  He was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame (1979). Choice signature, dated by his hand “Nov.17, 2000” on a colorful U.N. Institute For Training and Research cover. $30.00

Discoverer of the A.I.D.S. Virus

GALLO, Robert
Responsible for the development of the H.I.V. Blood Test. Inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame (2004).  White slip, 2”x6” with a printed Chemistry cachet. Signed in full  $27.50

Co-Founder of Microsoft

GATES, Bill
His book: The Road Ahead”  Viking Penguin Books, 1995, First Edition. Two hundred eighty-six pages, illustrated.  Signed on the title page by Bill Gates. The scarce CD-ROM is still affixed in the rear of the book.  $95.00

Rare Signed Photograph of John Paul Getty

GETTY, John Paul Photograph, 4”x4”, B&W, informal candid pose sitting in a heavily carved chair. Signed in old age using a felt tip pen.  $495.00

Scarce Signed Photograph of John Paul Getty

GETTY, Jean Paul Very scarce black & white photograph,  3.5”x3.5” of Getty almost full length sitting in a chair looking into the camera. Boldly signed with fine contrast, In V/G condition, has collectors notations on verso, photo received in March 1974.  $450.00

Builder of the Panama Canal

GOETHALS, George Washington Choice bold signature on a card dated in his hand “Washington, D.C. Sept.3/18.”   $185.00

GORGAS, Dr. William C. Fine signature on a large slip. SOLD

Jay Gould (1836-1892), Original "Robber Baron" & Partner, Banker Russell Sage and Son George Gould, Signature Set. $595.00

HAMMER, Armand Autograph letter signed, 2pg, on a Hotel Statler. St. Louis, correspondence card.  Nice content mentions sending a copy of his book covering his business ventures in Russia $195.00
 
J (John) H (Hays) Hammond Mining engineer, financier; worked with Cecil Rhodes in South Africa. A choice full signature. $350.00
Rare Signature of Aunt Jemima

HARRINGTON, Anna Short Fine signature, dated “1938” on a portion of an album page. $125.00

Founder of Goodwill Industries

HELMS, Edgar J. Very uncommon T.L.S., on the imprinted letterhead of “The Morgan Memorial, Boston, Oct. 9, 1931.”  $125.00

Discoverer of the Use of Fingerprints

HERSCHEL, Sir William James Scarce autograph note signed, one page on a large card with his imprinted address. June 4, (1905). Appreciates an invitation but says he will be away.  $495.00

Father of the Postage Stamp

HILL, Sir Roland Autograph letter signed, one page, May 9, 1825, 11 King’s Bench Walk. In part: “I take the liberty of handing you two letters which I have just received from Hazelwood and also an official letter from myself which circumstances have called for much earlier than I could have expected...and am at present very much occupied with the second edition of ‘Public Education’.  I must beg you to excuse my not taking advantage of your kind invitation to visit you...” Signed in full.  Together with an original Penny Postage Stamp created by Hill.  Interestingly this stamp also has the first cancellation used (Maltese Cross) thus a very early postally used example. $895.00

Founder of The Hilton Hotel chain

HILTON, Conrad Bachrach photograph, 8”x10”, B&W, of an aging Conrad Hilton. Dressed in a suit, head & shoulders pose, looking directly into the camera.  Boldly signed.  $275.00

Founder of the Hotel Chain that Bears His Name

HILTON, Conrad His personal Holiday Greeting Card which contains a printed Holiday sentiment and his name in print. Conrad Hilton, in old age, has signed his name beneath his printed signature. $95.00

First Person to Brew Root Beer
The Longest Continuously Made Soft Drink in the U.S.

HIRES, Charles E. Typed letter signed on his ornate name imprinted letterhead displaying the colorful “Drink Hires Root Beer” logo.  Philadelphia, May 6, 1932 to the National Employment Commission at the Biltmore Hotel in NYC.  Charles Hires writes that they can’t give a contribution as they feel their first responsibility is to our own employees and those of our employees who are not at the moment employed but whom we are endeavoring to care for to the best of our ability. For decades, signatures of Charles Hires have been rare in any form. $295.00

Discovered Sexual Hormones in 1938

HOHLWEG, Walter German scientist who discovered sexual hormones in 1938. Fine, scarce signature as “Prof. Walter Hohlweg” on a Saluting Our Public Hospitals First Day Cover.  Public Hospitals 22 cent stamp canceled New York, April 11, 1986.  $37.50

One Of The 19th Century’s Famous Spiritualists

(Houdini) HOME, Daniel Douglas Very lengthy three page autograph letter signed (1860)  $3,250.00

HOPKINS, Johns Two Dollar Note, issued by the Merchants Bank of Baltimore, dated May 1, 1862 (Civil War date). His note is hand signed “J. Hopkins” at the lower right as President of the bank. During the Civil War, gold and coins were hoarded. Legal tender notes known as “Greenbacks” were not popular or accepted by skeptical persons having no faith in the Governments promise to pay.  National Banks issued their own currency. This Two Dollar note signed by Hopkins is extremely rare. $1,750.00

Inventor of the Catscan Machine, 1979 Nobel Prize

HOUNSFIELD, Godfrey Choice signature on a 3”x5” card. Ample margins for framing.  SOLD

Founder of the Church of Scientology

HUBBARD, L. Ron Typed letter signed on his name imprinted yellow an green stationery with the Scientology symbol at the top left corner.  20 June 1985. 1 page. In full: “Are you planning on getting other authors to sign bookplates for your store?  Love, Ron.”.  $275.00

Found Modern Geography - Drew First Map With Isothermal Lines
HUMBOLT, Baron Alexander von Autograph note signed on the front of an envelope.  Introduction of a marine officer, written in French. SOLD

Richest Man in the World,  TV Series Dallas based on his life

HUNT, H.L. Typed letter signed on his name imprinted letterhead. October 22, 1964 stating “your inquiry concerning an autograph however I have made it a practice not to do so….”  Signed “H. L. Hunt”.  $135.00


Very Scarce Signed Portrait of a Pioneer in Photography

IVES, Frederic EugeneB&W, head & shoulders pose. Written in ink on the lower white margin: “Photo by Goldens, N.Y.”  Signed on the lower white margin “F.E. Ives.”  A small circular discoloration, size of a penny on the very top left corner on the black background.  $250.00

Introduced Postage Stamps in the United States

JOHNSON, C(ave) A very fine, uncommon signature removed from a letter with the word “respectfully” in his hand. $100.00

KARSH, Yousuf Photograph, B&WE, 8”x10” half length of Karsh wearing a fur coat. Signed along the bottom white margin. $195.00

KELVIN, BARON William Thomson. Superb, bold signature adding the date “April 21, 1902.” $150.00

Father of Artificial Organs
One of the Most Important Physicians of the 20th Century

KOLFF, Willem Pioneer of hemodialysis as well as in the field of artificial organs. Kolff organized the first blood bank in Europe (1940).  He developed the 1st functioning artificial kidney. He was involved in the development of the heart lung machine. He was involved in the development of the first artificial heart and it was implanted in 1952.  He was awarded the Noble Prize in Medicine (2003).  Blue slip, 2”x6” with a printed Chemistry cachet, boldly signed  $30.00

One of the Most Famous Restaurateurs of the 20th Century

KROC, Ray A. Very scarce full signature “Ray A. Kroc” inscribed to Dave on a unlined 3”x5” card. $195.00

Father of the Submarine

LAKE, Simon Considered the “Father of the Modern Submarine.” Limited Edition Certificate #174 of 500 regarding Simon Lake being the Pioneer Submarine Inventor.  Lightly affixed to the certificate is his check on The Milford Trust Company, June 22, 1940 made out for $3.20 to Edgar T. Clark.  $75.00

Founder of Cadillac & Lincoln Motor Co.
One of the Scarcest Signatures of all Automotive Pioneers

LELAND, Henry M. His signature is scarcer than those of Buick, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Ford and Olds.  A fabulous signature, well centered on a large card. $950.00

Inventor of the First Portable Air Cooled Machine Gun

LEWIS, Isaac Newton
Autograph letter signed, one page, on his name imprinted stationery. Montclair, new jersey, Feb. 9. 28. Lewis writes to an autograph collector assuring him that the signature at the bottom of this letter is genuine.  $110.00

Russian Wine Expert, Owned Chateau Prieure Lichine in Bordeau

LICHINE, Alexis His book: “Alexis Lichine’s Guide to the Wines and Vineyards of France”.  A.A. Knopf, New York, 1979, First Edition.  Very boldly signed on the front free endpaper. Fine copy with dust jacket.  $55.00

Communicator Between The Living and the Dead

LODGE, Oliver Fine bold signature well centered on a card  $100.00

Inventor of the Solar Powered Plane & Human Powered Aircraft

MACCREADY, Paul American aeronautical engineer, designer of the human powered aircraft. It won the First Kremer Prize. Later he created the solar powered aircraft. MacCready was the 1st American Pilot to become the World Soaring Champion. Blue slip, 2”x6”,  with a printed cachet of 4 U.S. Stamps relating to space projects. Signed by Paul MacCready  $22.50
 
G. Marconi Famed Inventor, won the Nobel Prize for Physics (1909). Large Bold Signature on a card. $295.00


Founder of Marriott Corporation

MARRIOTT, J. Willard Uncommon typed letter signed on Marriott Corporation imprinted letterhead, J. Willard Marriott, Chairman of the Board. September 16, 1983. Friendly letter sending thanks about his Key Bridge Hotel and also glad the recipient enjoyed the book about Marriott’s life. He continues: “It is might  gratifying to know there are people such as you who go to the trouble to express your satisfaction. We will do all we can to continue to merit your appreciation..” Signed “J. Willard Marriott.”  $85.00

One of the Richest Men in the United States

MELLON, Andrew W. One of the richest men in the United States. Partly printed engraved card of the Secretary of the Treasury. Signed “A.W. Mellon.” $85.00

America's First Architect

MILLS, Robert Eight signatures of early Washington, D.C and the area of notables who made a subscription for lots of land. of $100.00  $395.00

Invented the Mills Bomb (Hand grenade) and
England’s early Golf Clubs

MILLS, Sir William
Fine typed letter signed regarding an autograph request and sends details about the weather in France compared to England.   $95.00

Very RARE "1983 OPUS ONE" Label Signed by Robert Mondavi
and Baron Philippe (de Rothschild)

MONDAVI, Robert & de Rothschild, Baron Philippe Original “1983 Opus One” wine label.  Hand signed by both Robert Mondavi and Baron Philippe.  Together with a ‘copy” of the original letter from Robert Mondavi to Stephen Koschal presenting the signed label.  SOLD


Known as "The Blue Baby"

MONTGOMERY, Robert Large card, 3”x7” which Montgomery writes: “First Person at Birth to have a complete Blood Transfusion at Birth, 4/17/47  Robert W. Montgomery.” A very rare signature  $37.50

NASH, Charles W.
Very rare signature as “C.W. Nash” adding “Kenosha” in his hand. $450.00

Founder and Publisher of The New York Times

OCHS, Adolph S.Top portion of his letterhead as Publisher of The New York Times very boldly signed. Dated 1932 by a former collector. $125.00

Beer Making Pioneer

PABST, Fred Very large fine signature “Fred Pabst” cut from a T.L.S  $195.00

PASTEUR, Louis
Nice dark signature cut from a letter. Not common in clipped signatures $750.00

Founder of Phelps Dodge & Company

PHELPS, Anson Autograph letter signed, one page, New York, 9 March 1840. To John L. Graham. Fine financial content regarding the stock of Nat. Trust and Banking Corp. $45.00

Discoverer of Saccharin

REMSEN, Ira
T.L.S., on the imprinted stationery of Johns Hopkins University, President, two pages, first and third leaf, 12/17/01.    $195.00

Developed First Oral Contraceptive Pill
First Scientist to Fertilize the Human Egg

ROCK, John Developed the first oral contraceptive pill in the 1950’s which caused a revolution  in sexual behavior.  First scientist to fertilize the human egg in a test tube in 1944 and one of the first to freeze sperm cells for a year.  A fine signature on a lined 3”x5” card  $77.50

Wonderful Content Letter From John D. Rockefeller

ROCKEFELLER, John D. Typed letter signed, one full page, on his name imprinted stationery. Kijkuit, Pocantico Hills, New York. October 13, 1920. To Mr. H.C. Ditmar.  $1,950.00

ROCKEFELLER, John D.
Typed letter signed, one page, on his name imprinted stationery. Ormand Beach, Florida, January 15, 1925. SOLD

ROCKEFELLER, John D.
Typed letter signed, one page, on his name imprinted stationery, Golf house, Lakewood, New Jersey, Dec. 29, 1917.  To “Dear Mr. Ditmar”.  In part: “Your sympathy is highly prized by us. The old home is gone, but our dear friends remain, and we have the blessed memories of the past. We are full of hope and cheer and are not cast down. It is all for the best...” SOLD

SAGE, Russell
Stock Certificate for 100 Shares of the Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad Co.  22 Oct. 1870 signed by Sage as V/P of the company. Countersigned by transfer agents. $250.00

Developed a Vaccine for the Prevention of Polio

SALK, Jonas American physician; developed a vaccine for the prevention of polio (1954). Director of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies.  During his last years he spent much time working on a cure for Aids. Fine full signature on a card.  $35.00

Received the Distress Signals From The Titanic
Called the "Father of American Television"

SARNOFF, David Fantastic content letter on the letterhead of the War Department, Office of the Chief Signal  Officer, 6 December 1944. Sarnoff writes to Major Walter R. Brown, PRD - S.H.A.E.F. $325.00

SARNOFF, David
Typed letter from Robert Isaacson to David Sarnoff, July 27, 1959. David Sarnoff has complied with the writers request by inscribing and adding a four word sentiment along with his very bold signature. $125.00

SCHWAB, Charles M.
Fine typed letter signed on his name imprinted letterhead$225.00

Portrait of Schweitzer Signed While In Africa

SCHWEITZER, Albert Attractive printed photograph of Dr. Schweitzer sitting in a native canoe paddled down a river by an African native. Overall size 8”x9.25” with image area measuring 7”x7”.  Inscribed, signed and dated on the lower white margin in French to another doctor  $850.00

Founder of the Luxury Fountain Pen

SHEAFFER, Walter A. Fine T.L.S. on the letterhead of the W.A. Sheaffer Pen Co., Office of the President, March 22, 1932 to Mark McKee of the National Employment Commission.   $125.00

Inventor of the Computer Disc Drive

SHUGART, Alan CInventor of the computer disk drive. His company was the largest independent manufacturer of disk drives.  Full signature on an American Flag First Day cover, canceled Washington, July 5, 1988  $27.50

STEINMETZ, Charles P.
Pertly printed D.S. Signed bank check, Schenectady, N.Y. 1/4/98, accomplished by Steinmetz, payable to J.T. Lyon. Cancellation holes do not affect Steinmetz’s full signature. $250.00

Founder of Wendy’s

THOMAS. Dave Two hundred twenty-four pages, illustrated. A fine copy with dust jacket. On the front free endpaper Thomas has written: “Thanks for supporting cancer research at the James. Dave Thomas 9/10/94.”  $57.50

Discovered 9th Planet Pluto

TOMBAUGH, Clyde W. His scarce book “Out Of Darkness, The Planet Pluto”.  Stackpole Books,  1980, First edition. Two hundred twenty-one pages, illustrated. On the half title page the astronomer has written a three word sentiment and signed his name, in ink, in full, dating it “9 Dec. 1991”. In addition inside, in pencil, are annotations, by Tombaugh.  Tombaugh  signed one with his initials. $1,600.00

Discovered 9th Planet Pluto

TOMBAUGH, Clyde W. Reproduction of a photograph, on photography paper of the astronomer which appears he is entering the observatory holding what looks to be photographic plates.  Signed in full and adding “1931” by his hand. $275.00

Discovered 9th Planet Pluto

TOMBAUGH, Clyde W. Printed document titled The Ten Special Commandments For A Would be planet Hunter According to Clyde Tombaugh.  Tombaugh makes a few additions in his hand and signs his name with a full signature below. $225.00

Known as "Commodore"
Founder of the Family Fortune

VANDERBILT, Cornelius Rare autograph note signed "C. Vanderbilt," one page, no date, 4”x5” on lined paper.  Vanderbilt writes: "Please make up my account I will send Wardel for it at 6 o’clock & will oblige you. C. Vanderbilt.". SOLD

Very Rare Signature of Commodore Vanderbilt

VANDERBILT, C. A very desirable and uncommon signature “C. Vanderbilt” on a card with ample margins. SOLD

VANDERBILT,  C., JR.
Choice signature removed from a letter. He adds a six word closing “Hope you are in good health.” Very nice for matting/framing. SOLD

Von Mauser, Paul
Autograph note on the front of a fantastic “Hold to Light” German postcard of a beautiful mansion, gardens and fountain.  When held up to the light all the lights around the fountain and lights in the windows of the mansion light up as well as the moon in the sky.  In the light area of the bottom front of the postcard Mauser has very boldly written in German. Translated in reads: “I will thank you soon in person. In deepest appreciation, yours, P. Mauser.”  Hand addressed on the verso by Mauser. German stamp, postmarked, Weisbaden, 1.11.01. $695.00

Russian Physician Known For Grafting Animal Glands on Human Beings

VORONOFF, Serge Uncommon signature of a card from a noted autograph collection. Identified by the collector as “Serge Voronoff. Nov. 29, 1927.”  A wonderful, bold autograph on a  3”x4” slip.  $37.50

First Nobel Prize Sold by a Living Recipient

WATSON, James D. Scarce color photograph, head & shoulders pose, smiling. Measures appx. 4”x5” and is signed with a blue ink “printed” signature. Recently hand signed by James D. Watson above his printed signature.  $275.00

Co-Discoverers of DNA

WATSON, James D. &CRICK, Francis Two 3”x5” cards, one signed by James D. Watson where he has hand drawn the ink sketch of a “Double Helix,” DNA strand with a notation “A.T.G.C.” to the right of the strand. Together with a separate card signed by Francis Crick  SOLD

WILEY, Harvey W.
Choice signature, dated August 10, 1911, Washington, D.C.. $125.00

The Ultra Scarce/Rare Signature of Minoru Yamasaki + Bonus

YAMASAKI, Minoru On unlined 3”x5” card the architect has written: “To Richard F. Dearmeyer with best wishes Minoru Yamasaki.”   In very fine condition. Together with the signature comes a chunk of Tower #1 obtained on Sept. 14, 2011. Measures appx. 2.5”x5”  $325.00

"The Father of Television"

ZWORYKIN, Vladimir K.
Wonderful printed photograph, 8”x11”, B&W, of the inventor dressed in a suit and holding one of his inventions.  Removed from a book, signed and dated Apr. 19, 77.      $225.00




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