The famous and infamous are signed up for Signature House’s Feb. 12-13 sale
UPLAND, Calif. – On Feb. 12 and 13, Signature House will launch its spring offering of over 950 lots in 16 major categories of autographs, documents, books, art and related collectibles. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide the Internet bidding.
The Judeo-Christian & Antiquities section opens the auction and features a rare Egyptian mummy mask from the Ptolemaic Period, along with other Holy Land antiquities. Also on the auction block are signed photos and signatures from various papal and international leaders, as well as letters from the Auschwitz and Dachau concentration camps.
A document signed by Benjamin Franklin is profiled in the Colonial section, as well as other documents signed by John Hancock, Alexander Hamilton, Patrick Henry, Friedrich Wilhelm Von Steuben, and John Armstrong. The Americana section includes a wide variety of autographs and historical ephemera from Annie Oakley, George Washington Carver and John Brown, plus an early 38-star American Flag, a ticket from the RMS Titanic and Civil War CDVs and autographs.
The extensive Military category features a postcard signed by Adolf Hitler and some of his early followers who later went on to found the Nazi Party. Opening the Heads of State & Royalty section is a document signed by Ferdinand and Isabella, with other valuable autographs including a rare Napoleon I document from his time at Elba, and a note from Neville Chamberlain three days after signing the Munich agreement.
The opening session concludes with items from jurists and politicians, notables from science and technology, and aviators and explorers, including Apollo II astronauts.
The Sunday session includes a sizable selection of letters from U.S. Presidents, including Washington and Lincoln; a Walt Disney-signed dye transfer print celebrating Mickey Mouse’s 25th anniversary, and signatures from composers and literary figures such as Harriet Beecher Stowe, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Samuel L. Clemens and Jack Kerouac.
The session also includes signatures and signed ephemera from business leaders, notorious felons, entertainers and sports heroes.
For additional information on any item in the sale, email email@example.com.
View the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.
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View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.
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