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Vol. 4, Iss. 4: October Offers


October Offerings
In this newsletter, we are continuing to highlight our new offerings.  Very eclectic in variety, there should be a little something for every collector.  We have also acquired other large collections of Presidential, Civil War, Sports, and several other items that we are putting up as quickly as we can.

Don’t forget to check out our website www.universityarchives.com to see the complete offerings we have to add to your collections or begin new ones.  If you would like personal assistance, please call Sandie Galaro at ext. 221 for professional service. 


Name [Ludwig Van Beethoven] ID# 56867
Headline The Ludwig von Beethoven Diamond  
Date n.d. Price
Place n.p. $125,000.00
Name Civil War ID# 56837
Headline Huge Archive of over 100 letters, papers, photographs and medals from the collection of Elisha Hunt Rhodes whose diary played a prominent role in “The Civil War,” a film by Ken Burns on PBS - includes manuscript about First Bull Run and William McKinley letter  
Date Various Price
Place Various $7,500.00


Name John Adams ID# 56943
Headline John Adams franked address leaf to the Committee of the Bunker Hill Association which had enclosed his thanks for sending him an oration delivered on July 4, 1810  
Date August 6, 1810 Price
Place Quincy, Massachusetts $6,800.00
Name Emperor Hirohito of Japan ID# 56910
Headline Just months before Japan signed the Axis Pact with Germany and Italy, the Emperor of Japan confers the Imperial Order of Meiji upon Eiichi Yamamoto, investing him with the insignia of the Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold and Silver Star – accompanied by the rare badge awarded to Yamamoto in original presentation case  
Date April 18, 1940 Price
Place Tokyo, Japan $16,000.00

Name Colonial America ID# 56888
Headline King George III, who lost his 13 American colonies less than a year earlier, grants 500 acres of land in his Province of West-Florida which he lost to Spain in a war in 1781 while still at war with the United States  
Date June 30, 1777 Price
Place Pensacola, West-Florida $6,500.00

Name James Garfield ID# 56915
Headline Foes at the Battle of Chickamauga! An amazing association as former Union General James A. Garfield, now President, recalls former Confederate General James Longstreet from Turkey, at his and his friends’ request, having appointed him a week earlier as federal marshal of Georgia.  
Date May 18, 1881 Price
Place Washington, D.C. $22,500.00

Name Benjamin Harrison, (President) ID# 56894
Headline Check signed by Benjamin Harrison just a year before his death.  
Date January 5, 1900 Price
Place Indianapolis, IN $375.00

Name Henry W. Longfellow ID# 56847
Headline Longfellow sympathizes with a young poet who is owed money by William R. Graham, editor of “Graham’s Magazine,” advising him to first speak with Graham in person then, if necessary, see a lawyer  
Date June 17, 1851 Price
Place Cambridge, MA $600.00

Name Harry Houdini ID# 56472
Headline The Warden of Sing Sing’s autographed copy of “Wonderful Escapes” which had already been signed “Harry Handcuff Houdini” by the Greatest Escape Artist of all time when he acquired it!  
Date August 26, 1909 Price
Place Southampton, England $6,500.00

Name Al Hirschfeld ID# 55623
Headline Honoring The Westport Country Playhouse, a framed, signed limited edition print depicting 19 stars who’ve performed at the legendary Connecticut theater  
Date n.d. Price
Place n.p. $4,000.00

Name [Albert Einstein] ID# 56939
Headline Magnificent Krone Albert Einstein Limited Edition Sterling Silver Fountain Pen  
Date [2005] Price
Place Buffalo Grove, Illinois $5,800.00

Name [Edgar Rice Burroughs]
Actors Stage and Screen
ID# 56843
Headline Four photographs signed by actors who have portrayed Tarzan on the silver screen  
Date n.d. Price
Place n.p. $450.00

Name Benjamin Franklin ID# 56897
Headline Framed Display! Benjamin Franklin grants land on the Allegheny River.  
Date May 13, 1786 Price
Place [Philadelphia, Pennsylvania] $19,000.00

Name Russian Cosmonauts
Yuri Gagarin
ID# 56887
Headline Rare Signed Photograph of the First Four Russian Cosmonauts, signed again by Gagarin on verso!  
Date October 16, 1963 Price
Place [New York] $3,000.00

Name Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin
Apollo XI Astronauts
ID# 56899
Headline Pristine! Signed business card gilt-embossed with “Apollo 11” insignia  
Date n.d. Price
Place n.p. $400.00

Name Olympics ID# 56895
Headline Olympic Torch carried in the 1996 Olympic Torch Relay  
Date June 15-16, 1996 Price
Place Rhode Island $2,500.00

Name [Jack Ruby]
Lee Harvey Oswald
ID# 56875
Headline A bullet shot from the gun Jack Ruby used to shoot Lee Harvey Oswald!  
Date n.d. Price
Place n.p. $500.00

Name George A. Custer ID# 56883
Headline Rare check! Gen. Custer pays a Kentucky horseman, ostensibly for the care or purchase of a horse before leaving for the Yellowstone expedition to help protect a party of surveyors laying out the route for the proposed Northern Pacific Railroad from attacks by the Sioux.  
Date June 30, 1873 Price
Place Monroe, Michigan $12,000.00

Name [Marilyn Monroe] ID# 56835
Headline Marilyn Monroe “Nude” Triptych – three photographs taken at the 20th Century Fox swimming pool  
Date n.d. Price
Place n.p. $4,000.00

Name Ulysses S. Grant ID# 56944
Headline Gen. Grant orders Gen. Burnside to take from the train station to his headquarters, Congressman Ashley, who seven months earlier had introduced the bill which became the 13th Amendment outlawing slavery – word gets back to Grant that upon his return to Washington two days later, Ashley confidentially told friends that Meade is universally disliked by officers and many high ranking officers favor McClellan over Lincoln in the November election  
Date July 11, 1864 Price
Place City Point, [Virginia] $6,750.00

Name [John F. Kennedy] ID# 56896
Headline Very Rare Collection of 50 original first generation photographs used by Dr. John K. Lattimer to prove the “Single Bullet” theory and that Lee Harvey Oswald killed President Kennedy – 16 are illustrated in Lattimer’s book “Kennedy and Lincoln: Medical and Ballistic Comparisons of Their Assassinations”  
Date n.d. Price
Place n.p. $2,900.00

Name Hindenburg
ID# 56935
Headline Fragment of the silver covering of the German airship "Hindenburg" which burst into flames as it was about to tie up to its mooring at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station on May 6, 1937.  
Date May 6, 1937 Price
Place Lakehurst, New Jersey $3,000.00

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