GENERAL CURTIS LEMAY ~~ HEADED THE BERLIN AIRLIFT & SOON TO BE HEAD OF THE STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND
LEMAY, CURTIS E. (1906-1990). Lieutenant General United States Air Force. Typed Letter Signed, “Curtis E. LeMay,” on Headquarters Strategic Air Command Offutt Air Force Base Omaha, Nebraska letterhead. One page, quarto. No place. April 10, 1951.
CHECK SIGNED BY OILMAN AND BILLIONIARE, J. PAUL GETTY
GETTY, JEAN PAUL. (1892-1976). Industrialist, founder of the Getty Oil Company, art collector, and one of America’s first billionaires. Partly-Printed Check Signed, “J. Paul Getty,” drawn on The Chase Manhattan Bank. London, December 6, 1967.
THE LIMITED SIGNED EDITION OF KING EDWARD VIII’S MEMOIRS
EDWARD VIII. (1894-1972). King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Emperor of India (January 20-December 11, 1936); later known as the Duke of Windsor. The limited signed edition of his: A KING’S STORY. Memoirs of the Duke of Windsor. 433 pages, small quarto.
GLADSTONE COMMENTS ON THE WINE DUTY
GLADSTONE, WILLIAM E. (1809-1898) British Liberal statesman and Prime Minister (1868-74, 1880-85, 1886 and 1892-94). Autograph Letter Signed “W Gladstone”, as Chancellor of the Exchequer. 2 pages, octavo. April 11, 1853.
DAVID BEN-GURION — ATTRACTIVE LETTER OF ISRAEL’S FIRST PRIME MINISTER
BEN-GURION, DAVID. (1886-1973). Israeli statesman and the first Prime Minister of Israel. Autograph Letter Signed, “D. Ben-Gurion”. One page, octavo. Tel-Aviv, July 16, 1967.
AN OUTSTANDING COLLECTION OF 27 CLOTH INSIGNIA PATCHES FROM THE MAJOR AMERICAN ARMY GROUPS OF WORLD WAR II, WITH SIGNED TRANSMITTAL LETTERS FROM THE COMMANDING GENERALS AND OFFICERS OF THOSE GROUPS ~~ COLLECTED BY A YOUNG MAN — MANY OF WHICH WERE SENT WHILE THE WAR STILL RAGED ON IN THE PACIFIC
A most remarkable group of letters that have attached to them, the shoulder patches of the various army groups that these men lead or represented in World War II. Written by many of America’s highest ranking officers, with many of the letters dated while the war was still raging in the Pacific.
THE MOST FAMOUS ONE-WORD REPLY OF WORLD WAR II: “NUTS!”
McAULIFFE, ANTHONY. (1898-1975). Brigadier General of the U.S. Army during World War II; commander of the 101st Airborne Division while defending Bastogne, Belgium, during the Battle of the Bulge in World War II, and is celebrated for his one-word reply to the German surrender ultimatum: “Nuts!” Choice Autograph Sentiment Signed, “ ‘Nuts’, A.C. McAuliffe, General, U.S. Army (ret.)”, on a 12mo. slip of paper. [Approx 3 x 4 ½ inches]. In very fine condition.