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Vol.3,Iss.7: Shopping for the Holidays

12/1/2012
 
 
Shopping for the Holidays
The staff at University Archives would like to take this opportunity to wish all our readers a wonderful, inspiring, and peaceful holiday season. As the temperatures begin to reflect the winter season, we have put together a variety of historic items for everyone on your list.
Name
ID#
55569
Headline
The Lincoln Nomination Chair
Date
[ca. 1860]
Price
Place
[Springfield, IL)
$145,000.00
 
Name
ID#
55179
Headline
Magnificent Albert Einstein gelatin silver photo, taken by Philippe Halsman
Date
[1947]
Price
Place
[New Jersey]
$9,500.00
 
Name
ID#
55853
Headline
All You Need Is Paul…
Date
[March 26, 1963]
Price
Place
[Mansfield, England]
$5,000.00
Name
ID#
55579
Headline
The Sultan of Swat, the Catcher Who Was a Spy, and others have signed this early 1930s Official American League Baseball
Date
c. 1932
Price
Place
n.p.
$9,500.00
Name
ID#
54417
Headline
Outstanding Franklin association item tied to our first President “… lands belonging to his excellency General Washington,” Declaration Signer James Wilson, and the Jewish merchants Barnard and Michael Gratz as well as being the actual appointment of Patriot Peter Stephen du Ponceau.
Date
February 1, 1786
Price
Place
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$35,000.00
Name
ID#
39127
Headline
Pair of rare documents of American Judaica - Greetings for a Jewish New Year with an extremely attractive color broadside
Date
c. 1910
Price
Place
Israel
$1,100.00
 
Name
ID#
55845
Headline
The Finest Known Hemingway Signed Photo!
Date
n.d.
Price
Place
n.p.
$22,000.00
 
Name
ID#
55230
Headline
Rare 1803 newspaper printings of the first official description of the newly-acquired Louisiana Territory, published by Jefferson's activist Jewish editor in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Date
December 2, 10, 17, 1803
Price
Place
[Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania]
$6,000.00
 
Name
ID#
55460
Headline
Bloomingdale’s letter of recommendation for a friend’s membership in the Lafayette Post of the Grand Army of the Republic, an association of Union veterans of the Civil War.
Date
January 6, 1897
Price
Place
New York, New York
$2,500.00
 
Name
ID#
55598
Headline
Magnificent Navy Commander Corwin A. Olds’ Dress Sword – Olds Peak in Antarctica is named in his honor!
Date
n.d.
Price
Place
n.p.
$1,000.00
 
Name
ID#
55714
Headline
Vintage edition of “The Cat in the Hat” signed by Dr. Seuss “for the Children”
Date
n.d.
Price
Place
n.p.
$3,300.00
 
Name
ID#
55797
Headline
McNamara’s ornate “Order of the Cuban Red Cross First Class” undoubtedly presented to him for his crucial role as Secretary of Defense in the aftermath of the Bay of Pigs invasion
Date
n.d.
Price
Place
n,p,
$3,500.00
 
Name
ID#
55888
Headline
Limited Edition Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan Signed and numbered statue depicting the all-time baseball strike out leader, and hurler of seven No-Hitters, about to deliver his Ryan’s Express
Date
n.d.
Price
Place
n.p.
$200.00
 
Name
ID#
55917
Headline
Framed Display! Operating Staff of Surgeons at the Petersburg Hospital to which the wounded Union soldiers of the Battle of the Crater were brought, many of whom were Colored Troops
Date
July 30, 1864
Price
Place
Petersburg, Virginia
$4,500.00
 
Name
ID#
55713
Headline
Fascinating collection of items belonging to one of Theodore Roosevelt's Rough Riders
Date
1898-
Price
Place
n.p.
$3,200.00
 
Name
ID#
55610
Headline
Is a “Star Trek” movie in the stars? After meeting with an astrologer/psychic, creator Gene Roddenberry writes to her that “Paramount keeps slipping new zingers in each version of the contract…”
Date
April 29, 1976
Price
Place
Hollywood, California
$3,000.00
 
Name
ID#
53130
Headline
Motherwell agrees to allow the reproduction of his drawing “Jewish Candelabra” in a forthcoming issue of the literary anthology magazine, “New World Writing.”
Date
August 1, 1953
Price
Place
n.p.
$400.00
 
Name
ID#
55464
Headline
Magnificent vintage ornately decorated Barbary Coast North African dagger and scabbard – circa late 18th to early 19th century
Date
c. late 18th - early 19th century
Price
Place
North Africa
$2,600.00
 
Name
ID#
55721
Headline
Rare Ansel Adams personally signed and inscribed Special Edition Photograph of Yosemite: “Dogwood”
Date
June 24, 1979
Price
Place
Yosemite, California
$4,500.00
 
Name
ID#
55461
Headline
Matched pair of ornately decorated Barbary Coast North African flintlock pistols, possibly a dueling set – circa late 18th to early 19th century
Date
c. late 18th-early 19th century
Price
Place
North Africa
$5,500.00
 
Name
ID#
55718
Headline
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Signed HOF Basketball
Date
n.d.
Price
Place
n.p.
$900.00
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