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Typed Note Signed / Unsigned Photograph

by JEFFRIES, Lionel (1926-2010)

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The prolific British character actor often played comic roles for nearly half a century, and is often remembered as Dick Van Dyke's father in "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" (1968); he also directed and wrote screenplays. TNS, 1p, 8¼" X 11", Iver Heath, England, 13 June 1972. Addressed to Richard C. Laade. On "Hemisphere Productions" letterhead, Jeffries replies cordially to… Read more
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Group of 13 signatures from 1942 Iowa Hawkeyes Football Team

by (UNIVERSITY OF IOWA / HAWKEYES FOOTBALL)

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The famed Iowa Hawkeyes football team was coached by noted former player Eddie Anderson from 1939-42 and again from 1946-49, and in 1942 defeated the previously unbeaten Wisconsin Badgers 6-0. Group of 13 signatures on an 8" X 6" sheet, n.p., n.y. Very good. Faintly age toned, with two faint vertical creases. Two columns of signatures grace this single… Read more
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Autograph Note Signed

by BARTH, George B. "Bitt" (1897-1969)

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This son of a West Point graduate U.S. Army general became-- a West Point graduate U.S. Army general! He served as Chief of Staff with the 90th Infantry Division in World War Two and as commanding officer of the 357th Infantry Regiment, earning a Distinguished Service Cross for "extraordinary heroism" at Normandy in 1944; in the Korean War he… Read more
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Typed Letter Signed / Autograph Note Signed

by GRANT, Ulysses S., III (1881-1968) and PEMBERTON, John C., III (1893-1984)

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Not only were these grandsons named after their famous grandfathers, but each achieved some renown in his own right and each wrote a book about his namesake ("Ulysses S. Grant: Warrior and Statesmen" in 1969 and "John C. Pemberton: Defender of Vicksburg" in 1942); Grant, the son of General Grant's eldest son Frederick, attained the same rank as his… Read more
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Pair of Signatures

by SIEGFRIED & ROY (FISCHBACHER, Siegfried, b. 1939) (HORN, Roy, 1944-2020)

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German-American magicians and entertainers famed for their Las Vegas show and its white tiger act -- which ended their joint career when Roy was severely wounded by their tiger in 2003. Bold and large "Siegfried & Roy / Siegfried Fischbacher" and "Siegfried & Roy / Roy Uwe Horn" both in black fineline on a pair of matching heavy stock… Read more
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by GERBER, Roland (1953-2015)

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This German soccer star played defender for 1. FC Koln (1975-81), SV Darmstadt 98 (1981-82) and Vfl Osnabruck (1982-83) before turning to coaching. Color PS, 4" X 5 3/4", n.p., n.y. Fine. Head-and-shoulders closeup of a young Gerber (ca. 1982) in 1. FC Koln uniform, signed large and bold in black fineline across the bottom.
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Signed First Day Cover

by MUELLER, George E. (1918-2015)

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This electrical engineer directed the Office of Manned Space Flight (1963-69) and introduced the revolutionary concept of "all-up" rocket testing considered critical to Apollo 11's success; his advocacy of space shuttles earned him the moniker "father of the space shuttle." Signed FDC, 6½" X 3½", cancelled in Washington, DC on 9 September 1969 and with "First Day of Issue"… Read more
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Signed First Day Cover

by WYETH, Jamie (born 1946)

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Son of Andrew and grandson of N.C., this American artist of Brandywine School legacy is best known for his evocative unofficial 1967 portrait of John F. Kennedy, but his body of work is large and diverse. Signed FDC, heavy stock pink 6½" X 5½" card, cancelled in Washington, DC on 10 November 1972 and with "First Day of… Read more
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Autograph Letter Signed / Print Signed

by GENDERS, Richard A. (1919-91)

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This Virginia artist is often remembered for his naval and battle scenes, and in 1957 designed the U.S. Post Office's "International Naval Review" three-cent stamp. ALS, 1p, 8½" X 11", Arlington, VA, 18 May 1970. Addressed to "Mr. J." Near fine. Gracious and handsomely penned note to an admirer transmitting "The blue sheet [which] is a copy of my… Read more
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by WELLER, Keith (1946-2004)

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This English striker/midfielder is considered one of the best soccer players ever for Leicester City (1971-78); he played for Tottenham Hotspur (1964-67), Millwall (1967-70) and Chelsea (1970-71) before that and for America's New England Tea Men (1978-80) and Fort Lauderdale Strikers (1980-83) after, then turned to coaching. Nice signature in blue ballpoint on a heavy stock 5" X 3"… Read more
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Color Photograph Signed

by EDER, Norbert (1955-2019)

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German soccer star who played defender debuting with 1. FC Nurnberg in 1974, retiring with FC Zurich in 1989. Color PS, 4" X 5 3/4", n.p., n.y. Fine. Full-length informal pose in 1. FC Nurnberg uniform, signed in black fineline across the bottom large, bold and sloppy.
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by EDVALDSSON, Atli (1957-2019)

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This midfielder was one of the most successful Icelandic soccer stars ever, and in a lengthy career won the Icelandic championship three times and the Icelandic Cup four times; he debuted with Valur in 1974 (until 1980) and played for a half dozen other teams until 1994 before turning to a second lengthy career as soccer team manager. Color… Read more
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Original Drawing Signed

by NIXON, Richard M. (1913-95)

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The California representative and senator went on to serve as Dwight Eisenhower's vice president (1953-61) and was then elected thirty-seventh president of the United States, a controversial tenure ending in the only presidential resignation in American history. Original Drawing Signed, 1p, 8½" X 11", n.p., n.d. [circa 1960]. Very good. Faintly age toned and even more faintly edgeworn, with… Read more
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Inscribed Photograph Signed

by DAVIS, Ann B. (1926-2014)

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This American comedic actress twice won Emmies for her role in television's "The Bob Cumming Show" (1955-59), but will forever be remembered as housekeeper Alice Nelson in "The Brady Bunch" (1969-74). IPS, heavy stock 3½" X 5½", n.p., n.y. [circa 1960]. Near fine. Faint yellowish stain at each corner fr4om long-ago tape contact (not affecting signature or image). Handsome… Read more
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Original Drawing Signed

by ROCCA, Antonino (1921-77)

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One of the most popular athletes of the golden age of television was this Italian-Argentinian wrestler, who utilized his background as an acrobat to create a dazzling wrestling style that often involved aerial maneuvers -- at a time when few wrestlers' feet ever left the mat; his signature moves include the "Argentinian Backbreaker" and the "Airplane Spin"; a one-time… Read more
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by GORGEOUS GEORGE (George Raymond Wagner) (1915-63)

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The most famous wrestler of the 1940s and '50s, Gorgeous George practically invented the outrageous pro wrestling image standardized today: he created his "Human Orchid" persona by wearing his hair long and dying it blonde, he wore sequined robes, he was the first to use entrance music ("Pomp and Circumstance"); he cheated and broke the rules every chance he… Read more
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by TAYLOR, Ned (ca. 1910-?)

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This popular wrestler was active from the 1930s through the 1950s, appearing in 679 matches, and later was involved in wrestling promotion with Chicago's influential Fred Kohler. ODS, 1p, 8½" X 10 3/4", n.p., n.y. [likely ca. 1960]. Very good. Faint edgewear and light age toning; three-punched at left margin. Original pencil sketch by unknown amateur artist, a head-and-shoulders… Read more
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by SCHMIDT, Hans (1925-2012)

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This Canadian wrestler played a villainous German nicknamed "The Munich Menace" and was a top draw in the 1950s; debuting in 1953, he battled Lou Thesz, Killer Kowalski, Yukon Eric, Buddy Rogers and other big names, earning the NWA U.S. championship in 1956-57 and the International championship in 1961 and 1965. Superb matte-finish IPS, heavy stock 16" X 20",… Read more
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by XENAKIS, Iannis (1922-2001)

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This Greek-French composer considered influential to modern classical music was also an architect of stature who worked for Le Corbusier. Bizarr-o stylized signature in black fineline on a heavy stock 5" X 3" card, n.p., dated by him 1 December 1984 at upper right. Near fine. With original envelope. Scarce.
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by CURTIS, Don (2917-2008) and LEWIN, Mark (born 1937)

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The most celebrated tag team pro wrestlers ever were this duo, who won the NWA U.S. Tag Team Championship twice in 1958 and the NWA World Tag Team Championship twice in 1963. IPS, glossy 8" X 10", n.p., n.y. [likely 1960]. Near fine. Almost full-length portrait of Curtis and Lewin in wrestling trunks standing side by side. Across his… Read more
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