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Vol.3,Iss.4:New Acquisitions and Interesting Finds

4/24/2012
 
 
New Acquisitions and Interesting Finds

We’ve been acquiring some terrific new items for our inventory in recent weeks, and have been busy adding these treasures to our website. Please call us regarding your special interests and we will be happy to guide you through our vast inventory.
Currently we are listing some of our premiere items on eBay with Buy It Now and Best Offer to view, click HERE.

For very interesting, but lower valued items, we have entrusted the assistance of Herman Darvick to list these items starting at $9.99, click HERE.

Please visit the University Archives website to access our inventory, with over 20,000 items available for purchase. 
Name
ID#
55011
Headline
A compassionate Jefferson sends $400 for the wives of Italian sculptors Michele and Giacomo Raggi to join their husbands in America as the brothers had requested, as they carved the Ionic and Corinthian capitals on the columns of the Rotunda of the University of Virginia
Date
February 15, 1820
Price
Place
Monticello, Virginia
$16,000.00
 
Name
ID#
54498
Headline
Beautiful signed CDV of Robert E. Lee.
Date
1864
Price
Place
n.p.
$7,500.00
 
Name
ID#
54235
Headline
Stonewall Jackson introduces Lt. James Boswell for a reconnaissance of Harpers Ferry.
Date
February 25, 1862
Price
Place
Winchester, VA
$25,000.00
Name
ID#
54952
Headline
Strong Pre-Certified pencil signature of the Sultan of Swat.
Date
c. 1940s
Price
Place
n.p.
$2,900.00
Name
ID#
54961
Headline
One of the most important documents extant in the history of the world! In the second half of the 20th century,Castro sends his first and most important communique to Nikita Khrushchev, an impassioned thanks for the support of the Revolution and a plea for arms. These 225+ words written entirely by Castro would bring us within a hair of World War III.
Date
May 27, 1960
Price
Place
Havana, Cuba
$65,000.00
 
Name
ID#
54976
Headline
“Because of the Magic Situation = Heat came my way because of a figure of Speech – 20,000,” writes Wilt Chamberlain upon being notified that his contract to promote Oreo cookies has been terminated because he is no longer “an appropriate spokesperson” after writing about his “20,000 sexual encounters” in his new autobiography – Magic Johnson lost endorsements after he announced he had the HIV virus three months earlier.
Date
February 1992
Price
Place
n.p.
$3,500.00
 
Name
ID#
54990
Headline
Must have been a very lovely crew that bought the Rink. You should have thrown a bomb into the place. Oh I’ve had dealings with Killers like you mention before but I always had them straightened out and they never forgot it.
Date
n.d.
Price
Place
Los Angeles, California
$550.00
                    
Name
ID#
54997
Headline
Hadrosaur fossilized dinosaur egg.
Date
c. 71-84 million B.C.
Price
Place
n.p.
$2,500.00
 
Name
ID#
55012
Headline
Legendary jazz bassist Charles Mingus, then 19 years old, writes to the Board of Directors of his union.
Date
May 5, 1941
Price
Place
[Los Angeles, California]
$1,000.00
 
 
Name
ID#
55007
Headline
Appointment of Peter Clopper to be “a Sailmaker in the Navy of the United States” with his orders to prepare sails for the new USS Baltimore which sailed with the USS Constitution and later carried the ratified peace treaty to France ending the Quasi-War – Included is a related archive that has rare printed forms.
Date
January 16, 1799
Price
Place
Philadelphia, PA
$8,000.00
 
Name
ID#
54999
Headline
Huge Signed Pro Football Card Collection spanning four decades – over 750 in all!
Date
1968-1990s
Price
Place
Various
$4,000.00
 
Name
ID#
55000
Headline
One day after Fort Sumter and the beginning of the Civil War, in the midst of serving as a delegate to the Virginia Secession Convention, ex-U.S. Pres. John Tyler writes Confederate Pres. Jefferson Davis, Wishing your republic a happy issue out of all its difficulties…”
Date
April 13, 1861
Price
Place
Richmond, Virginia
$22,000.00
 
Name
ID#
54995
Headline
Collection of eight British military medals awarded to soldiers who fought in the Boer War, World War I, and World War II
Date
1895-1945
Price
Place
Various
$2,000.00
 
Name
ID#
54985
Headline
Signed iconic photograph of the Black Power salute at the 1968 Summer Olympics.
Date
2011
Price
Place
n.p.
$950.00
 
Name
ID#
54994
Headline
Signed Special Edition of “Yosemite and the Range of Light.”
Date
1980
Price
Place
Carmel, California
$500.00
 
Name
ID#
55009
Headline
Cashmere sweater from the Joe DiMaggio estate sale.
Date
n.d.
Price
Place
n.p.
$500.00
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