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DoneSat, Dec 13, 2003 8:00 AM EST

Auction XXIII - Autographs & Memorabilia

In this selection of some 750 lots, we are featuring an exciting Aviation section honoring the Centennial of the Wright Brothers’ historic flight. With a signed image of the famous flight signed by Orville and a DS by Wilbur, we also have a unique archive of pioneer aviators who vied for the $25,000 Orteig prize won by Lindbergh in 1927 – DsS by Tarascon; Fonck; Chamberlin, Nungesser; with correspondence documenting the famous race. Also a 1931 National Air Races program signed by Amelia Earhart, Ernst Udet, Wiley Post, Pancho Barnes and other aviators; plus desirable collectibles such as Lindbergh and Santos-Dumont medals. From early balloonists to rocket pioneer Robert Goddard, we have an exciting assemblage of aviation history, including early astronauts and cosmonauts. As usual, we offer a wide array of Presidents from Washington to Clinton with rare ALsS by First Ladies Dolly Madison and Anna Harrison, plus a signature by Martha Washington. We offer several Signers and an important war-date letter by Lafayette. You may choose from a wonderful Americana and Civil War collection, a rounded Military and a host of classical and literary autographs from Tchaikovsky to a signed edition of Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin to Lewis Carroll, and artists such as Audubon and Peale plus Disney and comic illustrators. Entertainment features a matched set of Signature Series drawings signed by the late Al Hirschfeld and his Hollywood subjects plus assorted vintage and modern film and music stars. A wide array of sports autographs perfectly completes our current offering. Happy hunting!