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Left to right: Lots 10, 9, 16, 8, 13A

Lot 8
1988 Clio Award to Stu Kuby.
Brass figure with upstretched arms holding a globe, the domed base engraved around rim “Honoring Advertising Excellence Worldwide”, the stepped cylindrical base mounted with a plaque inscribed: “U.S. Television/Cinema - 1988/Best: Original Music with Lyrics/Lipton - “Little Old Ladies”/Music Producer: Stu Kuby”. H: 14 3/4", pitting to finish.

Lot 9
Mel Blanc Humanitarian Award and Signature.

Gilt metal winged figure with raised arms holding a laurel wreath, on an onyx base, mounted with plaque inscribed “City of Hope/Torch of Life/Presented To/Mel Blanc/By the Humanitarian Service”, H: 9 1/2", Together With a calling card imprinted “Mel Blanc” with Bugs Bunny’s head logo, inscribed “Eh-what’s up Mark? ‘Bugs Bunny’ Mel Blanc”, nd, 1 3/4" x 2 1/4".

Lot 10
1960-1961 Emmy Award to Raymond Burr.
Awarded for “Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Series (Lead)/Raymond Burr/As Perry Mason/CBS/National Academy of Television and Sciences/1960-1961”, H: 15", [Burr’s own trophy], Together With an original 60-p 1962 Perry Mason TV script The Case of the Borrowed Baby, Bungalow Court Manager, E.L. Brendel, February, 21, 1961, 2 “TV Guides” with Raymond burr on the cover, 3 reproduction photos of “The Case of the Borrowed Baby” script, a Perry Mason tumbler, and book: Kelleher, Brian and Diana Merrill. The Perry Mason TV Show Book. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1987.
Although remembered mostly for his role as Perry mason, Raymond Burr had a long distinguished career in the movies including the American reporter in the original Godzilla.

Lot 13A
1997 Emmy Award to Bette Midler

Awarded to Bette Midler for “Ol’ Red Hair is Back”. With plaque inscribed: “1977-1978 Television Academy Awards/Outstanding Special - Comedy - Variety or Music/Bette Midler - Ol’ Red Hair is Back/Aaron Russo, Executive Producer/Dwight Hemion, Gary Smith Producers/December 7, 1977, NBC”, base rear mounted with plaque “Manufactured under world rights granted by/The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences/To R.S. Owens & Co. Inc Chicago, Illinois 60630”. H: 15 1/2", losses to finish, restoration to waist rear, Together With a color photograph, 10" x 8", a black and white [photograph signed your friend Bette Midler, a ANS, and color photograph postcard.
Midler’s nominations for awards in the music, television and movie industries are legendary, starting in 1972, when she won the Ruby Award for Entertainer of the Year to 2003 when she was nominated for a Grammy.

Lot 16
1939 Academy Award for “Wuthering Heights” for Best Cinematography.
Inscribed: Academy First Award/To/Gregg Toland/For Black and White Cinematography of/Wuthering Heights”, H: 11 3/4", losses to base, Together With a reproduction photograph of Greg Toland, gilt framed.
Wuthering Heights, starring Laurence Olivier, Merle Oberon and Geraldine Fitzgerald, was nominated for 8 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Music, Best Writing, Olivier for Best Actor and Fitzgerald for Best Supporting Actress but only Toland won for Cinematography.

Lot 143
London Saville Row Tailor’s Autograph Albums.

London Saville Row Tailor’s Customer Address Record Books. 1895-1936. Six massive leather-bound volumes containing 12,500-15,000 autograph signatures and addresses. Address Book #1, red, 501 pp, March 1896-August 1912; Address Book #2, red, 540 pp, May 1912-September 1933; Address Book #3, red, 105 pp, September 1933-December 1936; Address Book #4, black, 266 pp, September 27, 1913-October 6, 1923; Address Book #5, black, 262 pp, September 10, 1923-May 1930; Address Book #6, black, 202 pp, June 30-December 1936. These albums contain signatures of members of European royalty including George VI of England (as Prince of Wales); signatures of many distinguished and historically significant people, including Albert Einstein, Edwin Hubbell, Felix Frankfurter, Bruce Cabot, Rudolph Valent ino, George H. Doran, Gene Tunney, James Forestall, Alfred Lunt, Paul Robeson, Maurine Baring, George Cunard, Charles Scribner, George White, Baron Rothschild and other various Rothschilds, John Foster Dulles, Captain of the Titanic Edward J. Smith, Bernard Berenson, Ernest Thesiger, Thomas O. M. Sopwith, David Lloyd George, J. Cominsky owner of the Chicago White Sox, David Niven, Cecil Beaton, Claude Rains, Raymond Massey, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, automobile manufacturer J. Bugatti, gambler Arnold Rothstein who fixed the 1919 Baseball World Series, department store owner Marshal Field, publisher Charles Scribner, Rudyard Kipling, W. Somerset Maughan, Siefgried Sassoon, Claude Rains, Fred Astaire, film director Billy Wilder, hotel owner Charles Tirz, boxer Max Baer, Joseph Pulitzer, Jr., Walter Chrysler, Jr., Noel Coward, Aga Khan, Aly Khan, Sacheverall Sitwell, Robert Donat, Kenneth Clark, David Niven, Niget Bruce, Nelson Doubleday, L.P. Hartley, book collector H. Bradley Martin, Otto Kahn, William Howard Taft, Algernon Blackwood, etc. Leather worn and used, corners bumped, stains and discoloration, foxing on page edges.

Lot 144
Baltimore Barnum’s Hotel Guest Register.

April 9, 1859-September 20, 1859. Incredible collection of autographs from Baltimore’s premiere hotel in the 1800’s. Barnum’s’ Hotel, located at Calvert and Fayette Streets, was founded by David Barnum (not P.T., the circus owner) and spread Baltimore’s fame for good living throughout the civilized world. “The most comfortable of all hotels in the United States”, wrote Charles Dickens, a guest in 1842. It was at Barnum’s, no doubt, that he shared with Washington Irving that “enchanted julep which held out far into the night”. Here were entertained Presidents John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren. Daniel Webster spoke from the steps, from a balcony Jenny Lind, the “Swedish Nightingale”, waved to an adoring crowd before her concert in December 1850, for which seats were auction at $100 apiece. This noble institution closed its doors in 1889 and was razed to make way for the Equitable Building. This ledger contains signatures of hundreds of soldiers who later fought for both the Union and Confederate armies. There are over 60 signatures alone of officers in the Union army in 1859 that were Generals in the Civil War, half of whom fought for the South. Many signatures are rare, including Belle Boyd, James Buchanan (pg 84), Eli Whitney (pg 138), Cyrus McCormick (pg 289), Robert Rhett (pg 325), Charles Lewis Tiffany (pg 349), Stephen Douglas (pg 395 and 442), Samuel Morse (pg 44), Burton Harrison (aide to Jefferson Davis). One month after this ledger ends John Brown raided the U.S. Arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia. This ledger contains the signature of five individuals who played important roles in that very historic incident: (1) Alfred M. Barbour (twice), Superintendent of Armory at Harpers Ferry and noted SCA Spymaster who tried to seize the Arsenal for CSA; (2) L.W. Washington, hostage of John Brown’s in the engine house; (3) Fontaine Beckham, Mayor of Harpers Ferry, one of three civilians killed in John Brown raid; (4) Andrew Hunter, Prosecutor for State of Virginia at John Brown trial; (5) Lawson Botts, first defense attorney of John Brown. This collection also has various framed ephemeral items from Barnum’s Hotel during the 1800’s; 15 3/4" x 10", spine broken, corners bumped, tears, stains, page edges foxed, cover released from spine, Together With a black and white photo of the Barnum’s Hotel, 14" x 11", unframed.

169 Titanic Memorabilia.

A “White Star Line” ironstone dessert plate in the “Wisteria” pattern centering the White Star emblem, mark Stonier & Co. Ltd., Liverpool, and an Elkington silver plated dessert spoon with the White Star emblem, mounted in a hinged mahogany box with a “Radio-Tele&Gramm”: Ozean-Brief Ocean-Letter * Carta de Alto Mar ‘debeg’ [DEBEG – German, abbreviation for 'Deutsche Betriebsgesellschaft für drahtlose Telegraphie'] from Titanic Survivor Margaret Easton that reads: “My Dear Colonel, I am sending, under separate cover, the wonderful keepsakes from the ship with the true belief that they will remain with you and your lovely family. I saved them from the fate of the deep that tragic night. This spoon and small plate were with me when we boarded the lifeboat and set adrift from Titanic.” “Yours,” then signed in red pencil “Margaret E.”, nd., losses, and a Radio-Tele&Gram envelope typed on verso: “Note from Margaret Easton Survivor of the Titanic Disaster”, losses, mounted under glass inside box lid. Dessert plate, D: 7 1/2", Dessert spoon, L: 5", Radio-Tele & Gramm: 7 1/2"x 8 1/4".

On April 10, 1912, the HMS Titanic, the newest and most modern cruise ship departed from Southampton, England, on its maiden voyage to New York City. She carried 2220 passengers that included many American Millionaires such as John Jacob Astor, Benjamin Guggenheim and Isidor Strauss. On April 14, 1912, approximately 95 miles south of the Grand Banks of Newfoundland, the Titanic hit an iceberg. In just three hours, the Titanic and 1,535 passengers and crew were lost at sea. White Star Line dessert plates and knives such as these were known to be used in First Class buffets aboard the Titanic. Research of the surviving Titanic passengers includes a First Class passenger, Miss Margaret Bechstein Hays, 24 years old, who survived the sinking (boat 7) and subsequently married Dr. Charles D. Easton, prominent New York and Newport physician. [Her photograph can be viewed on] The registration numbers on this plate predate the sailing of the Titanic (1898). This lot also includes a reproduction copy of the April 17, 1912 New York America newspaper bearing the headline: “All Titanic Saved on Carpathia. No Hope Left; 1,535 Dead”, and a vintage April 12, 1912 Titanic image postcard.

Lot 298
Warren G. Harding Rare Printed Presidential Paycheck Signed (Endorsed) as President.

Issued by the Treasurer of the United States, Washington, D.C, March 31, 1923. The green check - #36637 - is imprinted at the left with the seal of the U.S. Treasury, and is made out to “Warren G. Harding President of the United States The White House Washington DC”. It is also signed by the Deputy Assistant Treasurer of the United States, H.T. Tate. The salary check, dated at the end of the month of March 1923, is in the amount of $6,250.00. On verso, below Harding’s endorsing signature, is the “Riggs Nat’l Bank” stamp, 3 1/4" x 8 1/2", Together With a black and white photo of Harding impressed with “Harrison & Ewing Washington DC” copyright stamp, (discoloration around stamp). Extremely rare. In fine condition.

At present, only 29 Presidential salary checks are known to exist (Harding: 4, Coolidge: 5, Hoover: 4, F.D.R.: 16).

Lot 316
Abraham Lincoln Purported Bloodstained Towel Fragment.

Piece of the towel used by the first doctor to attend Lincoln after he was shot by John Wilkes Booth in the Presidential Box at Ford’s Theatre, Apx. 2 1/4" x 1", housed in a velvet hinged case. Together With an autograph note in an unknown hand, “Lincoln’s blood stained cloth from April 16, 1865 presented by Doctor Leale of New York”.

This lot is accompanied by pages from a hand-written journal written by Dr. Leale’s wife’s brother relating to the assassination. The following are excerpts from the journal. “On Friday evening April 14, 1865, Dr. and Mrs. Charles Leale were walking after dinner in Washington and passed Fords Theatre. They heard that President Lincoln was in attendance and decided to see the play “Our American Cousin.” They entered the theatre late and were seated in the orchestra seats. After Booth shot Lincoln there was a call from Laura Keene, the star of the play pleading to the audience, “In God’s sake, is there a doctor in the house”. Mrs. Leale according to the notes answered that her husband was a surgeon. Dr. Leale, 23 years old, an Army assist-surgeon, went immediately to Lincoln’s aid and tried to assist him. He became the doctor of record because he was first to appear and Mrs. Lincoln asked for his help. Towels were used to stem the bleeding. He helped to carry Lincoln’s body across the street to the Peterson house by supporting his head and stayed with him until he died the next morning. The doctor must have taken a towel when he left. The enclosed notes dated Saturday, April 15, 1865 were written on pages from a ledger belonging to Mrs. Rebecca Leale’s (nee Copcutt} brother who lived in Hudson N.Y. His journal gives an account of learning of Lincoln’s assassination, going to the train station to buy a copy of the New York Times to place in his artifact collection, and receiving a piece of a blood stained towel from his sister in the mail for his artifact collection. His journal mentions his sister’s letter recalling what happened that night and seeing the funeral train passing carrying Lincoln’s body back to Illinois. We do not know which brother wrote these notes. We know that there were at least eleven children and Mrs. Rebecca Leale had two living brothers at the time of her father’s death in 1895, W.H. Copcutt and John B. Copcutt. The bloodstain is on a piece of lace but it was not uncommon for towels, sheets and pillowcases in those days to have lace on the ends. It must be noted that there are varied accounts as to why Dr. Leale attended the theatre that night. One is that Dr. Leale had previously seen and heard President Lincoln speak and was fascinated with the structure and the shine of his face. So when it was announced that the President would be present at the play he wanted to see his face again. Another account says that Dr. Leale was ordered to attend the play in case he might be needed.

Lot 411
Iwo Jima Collection.

This lot contains Robert White’s collection dedicated to the U.S. Marines and their participation
in the best-known battle of World War II in the Pacific Theatre.

Lot 423
Victorian Renaissance Revival Carved and Stained Oak
Congressional “U.S. House of Representatives” Armchair.

Circa 1857. Stenciled A. Bembe Kimble, 20 Broadway, New York on rear interior seat rail, H: 38 1/2" Rectangular backrest centering a shield, five-pointed stars and laurel leaf crest, foliate-carved stiles, scrolled terminals, guilloche-carved seat rail, raised on foliate-carved legs, brown leather upholstery.

PROV. Lawrence Rosenbert, Confederate, Musician, 25 Batt’n Virginia Infantry.
Mr. John Lawrence Rosenberger, Sr., Orchestra Director for the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Ford’s Theatres.
By descent to Robert Bushman (grandson), Harper Ferry, WV.

These U.S. House of Representative armchairs were designed by Thomas U. Walter, Architect of the U.S. Capitol, and made by A. Bembe, A. Kimbel, 928 Broadway, New York, for use in the House of Representatives chambers. Two hundred sixty-two of these chairs were supplied for use in the House Chamber from 1857-1873 and were subsequently replaced by less bulky mahogany chairs. In 1857 House members totaled 241. When representatives of the eleven states that formed the Confederacy withdrew, the number of House members reduced to 175. The excess chairs were distributed to other government buildings and fourteen were removed from the House of Representatives and released to the public. Lincoln in the White House used one and Matthew Brady obtained another for use in his photography studio. Known to be Lincoln’s favorite posing chair, this chair appears in many portrait photographs taken by Matthew Brady. Brady’s best-known photograph of Lincoln is the portrait of President Lincoln and his son, Tad, which was taken four days before his assassination and was copied as a small folio print. Alexander Gardiner, an associate of Brady, and later owner of his own photography studio also obtained a chair. Similar chairs are owned by the Smithsonian Institution, two in the Lincoln Room of Lincoln Memorial University at Horgate, Tennessee, the Chicago Historical Society and Alexander Gardiner’s studio is currently owned by the Ft. Wayne, Indiana Historical Society. This chair is accompanied by a provenance letter.

Lot 432
American Civil War Era Flag, Thirty-Four Star.

Hand-stitched and reinforced linen, with starts both hand and machine stitched, rope through hoist, numbers and “Crowell” [65th NY Infantry Master Sgt., later Lt. Charles Crowell of NY] are written across u.l.c., 84" x 140", minor holes, white discoloration, patched, tear, stains. Accompanied by letter from owner detailing provenance.

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Lot 1080
William Aiken Walker (Charleston, S.C., 1838-1921).

Cotton Pickers.
Signed l.l. WAWalker.
Oil on panel.
9" x 12", matted and framed.
William Aiken Walker was a mostly self taught genre, portrait and landscape painter who started painting and exhibiting at an early age. During the Civil War he served the Confederacy as a cartographer and afterwards settled in Baltimore. He traveled widely throughout the South and returned to New Orleans during the winters where he painted various aspects of antebellum plantation life. His scenes of black cotton pickers are most notable although he also painted fish, game and landscapes. Two of his large paintings were reproduced by Currier & Ives as chromolithographs.

Lot 1087A
Louis XV Style Ormolu Cartel Clock and Matching Barometer.

19th century. Scrolled foliate cartouche centering pierced dial with cobalt and white enamel chapters, flanked by winged terms, above a mask and floral swags, H: 36", small repair to one chapter, one hand needs reattaching.

Lot 1111
Federal Gilt Girandole Convex Mirror with Eagle Crest.

Circa 1810. 35" x 21".

Lot 1312
John Kennedy Signing Pen.

Given to Patrick Moynihan; with card that reads: “This pen was used by President John F. Kennedy in signing Executive Order Number 10988, January 17, 1962, and presented to Daniel P. Moynihan”. 6" x 8 1/4" card, nib point ink pen with “The President—The White House on Lucite stem, 6" long. Overall 19 3/4" x 11 1/2", framed.

Lot 1345
Jimmy Carter’s Autograph Notes For Campaign Speech.

Four pages of autograph notes on yellow lined paper that were incorporated into a speech August 3 on the American family, delivered in Manchester, NH. The notes contain lines such as: “Problems of aged would be reduced if we obeyed the Biblical command to honor our father and our mother” and “The family was the 1st church. The family was the 1st government. The family was the 1st school. And for a child this is still true”. Speechwriter Anderson wrote a draft based on this material. Carter made a number of changes to the speech, which was highly successful when delivered, it was covered by the NY Times in detail. The biggest applause was for Carter’s “honor thy father and mother” line. Relatively little soiling, two pages have some wrinkling at bottom, and one has ink a bit smudged. Very clear and legible, VG+

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