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Vol.2, Iss.18: Holiday Offerings #1


Holiday Offerings #1

As we start focusing our attentions on the holiday season, we at University Archives would like to wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season and a prosperous new year. We would like to offer you some gift ideas for the collector in your life, whether to give as a gift or to leave a "hint" for your own special interests.... As always, our staff would be more than happy to assist you in finding the perfect gift.

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Please visit the University Archives website to access our inventory, with over 20,000 items available for purchase.

                    Priced under $500:

Name [Dwight D. Eisenhower] ID# 54366
Headline Campaign Glass belonging to President Eisenhower.  
Date 1952-1957 Price
Place The White House, Wash. D.C. $150.00

Name Football
LeRoy Neiman
ID# 50399
Headline LeRoy Neiman Signed New York Giants Poster.  
Date n.d. Price
Place n.p. $450.00

Name Civil War ID# 54062
Headline Bronze Grand Army Veteran Badge struck from captured Confederate Cannons.  
Date n.d. Price
Place n.p. $450.00



Name Duke Ellington ID# 53766
Headline Signed contract between Duke Ellington's music publishing company and Johnny Hodges to publish "Dual Highway."  
Date April 1, 1958 Price
Place New York $500.00


Name Spanish-American War ID# 54061
Headline United Spanish War Veterans Medal.  
Date n.d. Price
Place n.p. $200.00



Name Maurice Sendak ID# 53954
Headline Maurice Sendak's signed dust jacket design for Herman Melville's "Pierre Or The Ambiguities"  
Date n.d. Price
Place n.p. $300.00

Name Civil War ID# 54062
Headline Bronze Grand Army Veteran Badge struck from captured Confederate Cannons.  
Date n.d. Price
Place n.p. $450.00
               Priced under $2000:

Name Militaria ID# 54384
Headline Dragon engraved Bhutanese Knife  
Date [early 1800s] Price
Place Bhutan $900.00



Name Revolutionary War ID# 40835
Headline Beautifully printed Colonial Insurance Document assuring protection against "Seas, Men of War, Fires, Enemies, Pirates, Rovers, Theives, Jettisons...and all other Perils, Losses and Misfortunes...." for ship captained by William Wyer, later a prisoner in the notorious British prison ship "Old Jersey" - signed by merchant and future Pennsylvania Governor Thomas Wharton, Jr.  
Date April 26, 1775 Price
Place Philadelphia $750.00


Name U. S. S. Constitution ID# 54047
Headline Wooden Chalice made from a piece of the U.S.S. Constitution.  
Date n.d. Price
Place n.p. $1,600.00

Name Eddie Rickenbacker ID# 20259
Headline Ten months before the end of World War II, Rickenbacker is hopeful that the war is almost over: "The hope that the dawning of victory will come during the year of 1945 bringing with it a lasting peace to mankind"  
Date Christmas 1944 Price
Place New York City $1,400.00


Name [Paul Revere] ID# 54039
Headline Wooden spindle from Paul Revere's house.  
Date n.d. Price
Place n.p. $1,200.00

               Items of Higher Value:



Name Charles Schulz ID# 52767
Headline Rare uninscribed signed drawing of Snoopy in "Home is on Top of a Dog House," the first all-Snoopy book and debut of the erratically flying bird which was named Woodstock four years later  
Date n.d. Price
Place n.p. $2,400.00



Name Maurice Sendak ID# 54306
Headline Emil, the Wild Thing! Original signed pencil sketch from "Where the Wild Things Are"  
Date n.d. Price
Place n.p. $7,500.00



Name Thomas Jefferson
James Madison
ID# 54383
Headline The Author of the Declaration of Independence and the Father of the Constitution grant land in the Northwest Territory.  
Date February 2, 1807 Price
Place City of Washington $4,900.00



Name Dwight D. Eisenhower ID# 54274
Headline "Rolling Wooded Hills" - original oil painting by Dwight D. Eisenhower.  
Date n.d. Price
Place [Gettysburg, Pennsylvania] $12,500.00



Name Abraham Lincoln ID# 53094
Headline Abraham Lincoln's 1840 Illinois State House desk, with significant documentation and attribution dating back to the 19th Century.  
Date 1840 Price
Place Springfield IL $325,000.00



Name Ernest Hemingway ID# 34085
Headline The ultimate Hemingway-Bullfighting archive from the end of Hemingway's life. A lucky chestnut which Hemingway carried for 11 years, and returned to his editor and best friend, A. E. Hotchner, one month before his suicide.The other three items are closely tied to Hemingway's last great work, "Dangerous Summer": a magnificent 3-piece matador outfit used by the great matador Ordonez, worn as a lark in the ring by Hotchner, then purchased by Hemingway to present to Hotchner; the muletta sword used at the same time, and sterling silver trophy which Hemingway bestowed upon his friend, the novice. The group comes with impeccable provenance.  
Date n.d Price
Place n.p $75,000.00



Name Princess Diana of Wales ID# 54004
Headline Princess Diana's original greeting to those who would be present at the August 6, 1996, dedication of the Mont Pincon War Memorial in France, "so typical of the warm friendship which the people of Normandy have demonstrated towards the British forces since 1944. It is fitting that their suffering during the Liberation of France should also be marked at the site of the Memorial..." Written as "Colonel-in-Chief of The Light Dragoons," she had to rescind this honor as part of her divorce agreement announced three weeks later, so she revised the first line.  
Date June 21, 1996 Price
Place Kensington Palace $3,250.00



Name [Harry S. Truman] ID# 54132
Headline Rocking chair owned and used by Harry Truman and family, donated to their life long church by Bess.  
Date n.d. Price
Place Independence, Missouri $15,000.00



Name George Washington ID# 53382
Headline Arguably one of the best Revolutionary War Washington fully handwritten letters extant, signed twice! To Signer of the Declaration of Independence Robert Morris: "In a struggle like ours - perplexed with embarrassments - if it should be my fortune to conduct the Military helm in such a manner as to merit the approbation of good men and my suffering fellow Citizens it will be the primary happiness of my life because it is the first & great object of my wishes..."  
Date June 20, 1780 Price
Place Springfield, [New Jersey] $98,000.00



Name Presidents ID# 53073
Headline Magnificent America's National Pastime presidential heirloom in the making: mint baseball signed by Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, and Bill Clinton.  
Date 2000-2010 Price
Place n.p. $7,500.00



Name Supreme Court
Warren Burger
ID# 53238
Headline Signed photograph of Chief Justice Burger's last Court, from his Estate!  
Date [1982-1983] Price
Place [Washington, D.C.] $3,500.00



Name Baseball ID# 53087
Headline 1956 Yankee Stadium World Series Program signed by 17 Brooklyn Dodgers - including Robinson and Campanella - perhaps on the day Don Larsen pitched the only Perfect Game in World Series history!  
Date October 6-8, 1956 Price
Place Bronx, New York $5,000.00



Name Daniel Boone ID# 54011
Headline Rare handwritten signed certification by Daniel Boone regarding the Battle of Blue Licks, with Abraham Lincoln association, tying together the two most famous Kentuckians on one document!  
Date c. March 1783 Price
Place [Kentucky] $25,000.00



Name Battle of Bunker Hill ID# 37232
Headline A martyr of Bunker Hill Nathan Blood orders wooden bottles for the army just days after Lexington Concord  
Date April 27, 1775 Price
Place n.p. $7,500.00



Name Samuel L. Clemens ID# 52574
Headline Borrowing from "A Tramp Abroad", a fan of Clemens re-tells the story of "Why the Germans Wear Spectacles", in a published poem. Clemens responds favorably, "The truthful legend goes better in metrical dress than in prose."  
Date July 12, 1886 Price
Place Hartford, CT $2,900.00



Name Harry Houdini ID# 54147
Headline Signed by Houdini on Halloween! - "The Unmasking of Robert-Houdon" with lengthy inscription to his friend, inventor and magician, "Alexander the Great."  
Date October 31, 1920 Price
Place n.p. $4,500.00



Name Abraham Lincoln ID# 52010
Headline Less than six years after he successfully sued the Illinois Central for legal fees as a lawyer, President Lincoln faces another problem with the railroad, vital for the transportation of troops, telling his Secretary of War, "If I had the leisure which I have not, I believe I could settle it..."  
Date May 23, 1863 Price
Place Executive Mansion, Washington $92,500.00


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