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Important Signed & Inscribed Books and Photographs

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QUEEN ELIZABETH II, JUST 4 MONTHS INTO HER NEW REIGN, APPOINTS A COMMANDER IN THE ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE, WITH HER GRANDMOTHER, QUEEN MARY ALSO SIGNING THE DOCUMENT AS GRAND MASTER.  A RARE COMBINATION OF SIGNATURES TO BE FOUND TOGETHER.

ELIZABETH II (1926-2022). Queen of England and regnant of the Commonwealth realms. Partially-Printed Document Signed, “Elizabeth R,” as Queen, less than 4 months into her new reign, at upper right. Embossed Seal of Elizabeth II at upper left margin. One page, large folio. [12 ¼ X 15 ¼ inches, this is the rarer large size document of that era ] June 5, 1952.  

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GEORGE WASHINGTON GOETHALS ~ THE CHIEF ENGINEER FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE PANAMA CANAL

GOETHALS, GEORGE WASHINGTON. (1858-1928) U.S. Army officer and Civil Engineer; best known for his administration and supervision of the construction and the opening of the Panama Canal.  Uncommon Typed Letter Signed, “G. W. Goethals,” on Isthmian Canal Commission letterhead. One page, quarto. Culebra. December 4, 1913.  Fine condition.

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‘THE KING OF SWING’ – BENNY GOODMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA

GOODMAN, “BENNY” BENJAMIN DAVID.  (1909-1986).  American Jazz musician,  bandleader, and renowned clarinet virtuoso;  known as the “King of Swing”.   A 4 page, folio [8 1/4 x 11 3/4 inches] printed play-bill/brochure for: “Einziges Jazz-Konzert / BENNY GOODMAN / AND HIS ORCHESTRA”, that was held on May 10, 1950, at the “Kongresshaus” in [Zurich, Switzerland].

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VERY-RARE AND IMPORTANT THOMAS JEFFERSON PRESIDENTIAL LAND GRANT PROVIDING FOR ‘PROPAGATING, THE GOSPEL AMONG THE HEATHEN’ —  BOLDLY SIGNED BY HIM AS PRESIDENT AND JAMES MADISON, AS SECRETARY OF STATE

JEFFERSON, THOMAS. (1743-1826). Third President of the United States (1801-1809) and author of the Declaration of Independence.  Partially-Printed Document Signed, “Th. Jefferson,” as President. Countersigned by Secretary of State JAMES MADISON [(1751-1836)

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WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON AT FORT WASHINGTON

HARRISON, WILLIAM HENRY.  (1773-18441).  Ninth President of the United States.  Attractive Manuscript Document Signed, “Wm. H. Harrison / Asst. Qtr. Master”.  One page, oblong octavo.  Fort Washington, October 10, 1797.

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THEODORE ROOSEVELT EMPLOYS THE LOST ART OF THE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT ~~  ‘THAT WAS SUCH A FINE LETTER OF YOURS THAT I MUST SEND YOU JUST ONE LINE…. I AM TOUCHED BY WHAT YOU SAY.’

ROOSEVELT, THEODORE (1858-1919) 26th President of the United States. Typed Note boldly Signed, “T. Roosevelt,” on his name-imprinted: The Outlook  / 287 Fourth Ave / New York  stationery. One page, square octavo [approx 6 x 7 inches].  New York, November 11, 1912.

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AARON BURR FREE-FRANKED ADDRESS-LEAF AS VICE PRESIDENT

BURR, AARON.  (1756-1836).  American revolutionary officer and political leader; 3RD Vice President of the U.S.   His bold Franking Signature, “A. Burr,” penned on an address leaf entirely in Burr’s hand to “The Hon. /  John Rutherford / Trenton.” With straight “Free” and sea-shell “Aug[ust] 17 / New York” postal cancellations.

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