Gerard A.J. Stodolski, Inc.

Historic Autograph Letters, Manuscripts & Documents

Important Signed & Inscribed Books and Photographs


Our experience spans over six decades in the historic autograph, rare book and manuscript field. During those years we have been engaged in the full-time business of buying, selling and appraising original letters, manuscripts, documents, signed photographs, historical ephemera, posters and books. We have been members of the ABAA and ILAB for over 35 years. Among our many clients are: The White House, the Library of Congress, major libraries, colleges and Ivy League universities. Many of the finest private libraries and collections on the planet contain items that have passed through our hands. The total dollar amount of this material is incalculable. We have been profiled with a segment on the ABC Evening News, and have been quoted and/or interviewed by: The New York Times, NY Daily News, The Washington Post, and other major newspapers, both here and abroad.

We have also authenticated and appraised major collections of material including: Abraham Lincoln’s ‘House divided’ speech for a Morgan Library patron; to Louisa May Alcott’s family archive, and the Leon Trotsky archives, both at Harvard University; to a major collection of French Impressionist artist letters; to a world class collection of Charles Dickens, [now residing at the Dickens House Museum in London]; to co-appraising the archives of The New York Stock Exchange, among hundreds of others. Our experience is second to none.

We exhibit at many of the major book fairs and symposiums held nationally and internationally. Additionally, we participate in both auction and non-auction sales of material, representing client interests in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Hong Kong, Philadelphia, London, Paris, Shanghai, Berlin, Rome, Geneva and elsewhere.

Unconditional Guarantee

The authenticity of all material is guaranteed, without time limit. Any item found to be otherwise may be returned for an immediate, full refund of the purchase price. Refunds and our liability are limited to the original purchase price.

Terms of Sale

All items are subject to prior sale. Title of the material remains with the seller until invoice is paid in full. Shipping and insurance are extra. Extended payment options and “Lay-a- ways”, are possible. Institutions may be billed according to their needs.

Return Policy

Our return policy allows items to be returned for any reason within seven (7) days of receipt, in the same condition that the item was sent out. Exceptions to this policy may be considered, if arranged in advance, and the terms must be in writing.

Privacy Policy

The privacy of our clients is of the utmost importance to us. All transactions and communications are kept strictly private, and we will not share or sell your information with anyone. Full information on our Technology Privacy Policy may be found here.

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