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by HARTE, Bret (1836-1902)

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Gamblers, prospectors and romantic Gold Rush characters galore populate the short stories of this American author, poet, playwright, critic and essayist -- "The Luck of Roaring Camp, and Other Sketches" (1870) the best known of them. Choice and bold "Yours very truly / Bret Harte / New York, June 8th 1878" in brown ink on a 5" X 3¼"… Read more
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by SMITH, F. Hopkinson (1838-1915)

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Although this American engineer designed such high-profile projects as the base for the Statue of Liberty in New York, it's as a novelist and short story writer who often illustrated his own books that he is best known. ALS (initials),1p, 8½" X 11", New York, NY, 25 May 1888. Addressed to "My dear Drake." Very good. On letterhead of… Read more
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by HAUSNER, Rudolf (1914-95)

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This Austrian painter, sculptor and printmaker was a surrealist who has been described as "the first psychoanalytical painter," but it is for co-founding the Vienna School of Fantastic Realism in the late 1950s together with Ernst Fuchs, Wolfgang Hutter and several others that he's best remembered. Color PS, 4" X 6", n.p., n.y. Fine. Glossy heavy stock postcard reproduction… Read more
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by CULVER, Calvin (1943-89)

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This adult film star ("Casey Donovan") of the '70s and '80s wanted to act in mainstream parts, even appearing on Broadway in 1972 with Ingrid Bergman and in "The Merchant of Venice" in 1973, but wasn't able to make the transition and died of AIDS-related illness at age 46. Large, bold signature in blue fineline, heavy stock 5" X… Read more
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by WILLIAMS, Ted (1918-2002)

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The Baseball Hall of Famer (elected 1966) played outfield for the Boston Red Sox (1939-42, 1946-60) and was the last major leaguer to bat over .400. Color PS, 8" X 10", n.p., n.y. Fine. Modern high-quality glossy print of an early pose showing Williams half-length in Red Sox uniform and batting pose -- signed large and bold in blue… Read more
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Signed Baseball

by SNIDER, Edwin D. "Duke" (1926-2011)

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The Silver Fox" or "The Duke of Flatbush" was a Hall of Famer (elected 1980) who played center field, debuting with the Brooklyn Dodgers (1947-62) and also playing for the New York Mets (1963) and San Francisco Giants (1964). Signed Baseball, a Rawlings "Official Ball National League" signed large and bold by Snider in blue ballpoint on the sweet… Read more
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Versatile leading man who played comedy ("Mister Roberts"), song and dance ("Yankee Doodle Dandy"), dramatic ("Man of a Thousand Faces") and tough guy roles ("Public Enemy"). Large and bold dated inscription and signature ("4/74 / Warm Thanks / Jim Cagney") in blue ink on the blank message/address portion of a heavy stock 5 3/4" X 3 3/4" color picture… Read more
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by CLOTWORTHY, Bob (1931-2018)

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This American diver won bronze in springboard at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki and gold at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne; among many other titles he won two medals at the 1955 Pan American Games; in 1980 he was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame. Handsome bold signature and credentials ("Olympic Champion / Springboard Diving… Read more
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by SWENSON, May (1919-89)

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This poet and editor at New Directions (1959-66) published ten volumes of critically-acclaimed verse. Bold signature in black fineline, 4¼" X 2 3/4" orange bookplate (with decorative black book border). Fine. Bookplate is visually quite pleasing and is NOT gummed, thus ideal for framing together with an image.
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by GALBRAITH, William Jackson (1906-94)

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This rear admiral in the U.S. Navy was a gymnast who competed in the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, winning a silver medal in rope climbing. Bold signature in black ballpoint on a heavy stock 5" X 3" card, n.p., dated by him 28 July 1985 at upper right. Fine. With original envelope.
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by FULLMER, Gene (1931-2015)

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The "Mormon Mauler" was an American boxer who won 55 of his 64 professional bouts, 24 by knockouts; he defeated Sugar Ray Robinson in 1957 to win the world middleweight championship, a title he held off and on until 1962. Bold signature in blue ballpoint on a heavy stock 5" X 3" card, n.p., dated by him 23 March… Read more
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Signed First Day Cover

by (ROCKWELL, Norman). CALLAHAN, Jack M. (?-?)

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In 1936 Norman Rockwell used this boy as a model for his painting "Whitewashing the Fence," a well-known scene showing two young barefoot boys painting a fence; it was created for a new edition of "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" he was illustrating. Signed FDC, 6½" X 3½", cancelled in Hannibal, Missouri on 13 October 1972 and with "First… Read more
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by ASHENFELTER, Horace (1923-2018)

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This American track and field athlete -- an F.B.I. agent by professsion -- won the steeplechase at the 1952 Olympics and many other national amateur and college titles in the late 1940s and '50s; in 1975 he was inducted into the National Track and Field Hall of Fame. "Best Wishes Richard" and large bold signature in black ballpoint, heavy… Read more
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by COOPER, Henry (1934-2011)

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The only pugilist to have been awarded a knighthood was this British heavyweight boxer lost bouts to Muhammad Ali in 1963 and 1966; he boxed in the 1952 Summer Olympics at Helsinki, held the European heavyweight title for three years and the British and Commonwealth heavyweight title for twelve years. Bold signature in black fineline, heavy stock 5" X… Read more
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by SIMMONS, Floyd (1923-2008)

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This American athlete won bronze in the decathlon in the 1948 Summer Olympics in London and earned the same medal in the same event four years later in Helsinki; a film and television career ensued and he appears in "South Pacific" (1958). ANS (initials), 8½" X 11", Charlotte, NC, n.d. [postal cancellation 1 July 1983). Addressed to Richard C.… Read more
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by KENTON, Stan (1911-79)

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This influential big band leader known for innovation, education and experimentation was a respected pianist as well as composer and arranger. IPS, 8" X 10", n.p., n.y.Near fine. Handsome half-length portrait of a smiling young Kenton in suit and tie seated at a piano, inscribed huge and bold in blue ink: "For Leo -- / Good luck to you,… Read more
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by HERMAN, Woody (1913-87)

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The oft Grammy-nominated jazz saxophonist and clarinetist gained fame in the 1930s as a big band leader and remained active for several decades. PS, heavy stock glossy 4¼" X 6", n.p., n.y. Fine. Postcard photograph issued in 1982, a half-length informal image showing Herman playing sax at the North Sea Jazz Festival in 1978. In a light area across… Read more
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by STRIMPLE, Shirley (1929-90)

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The wife of pro wrestler Roy McClarity (1918-98) was nicknamed "The Wrestling Housewife" and appeared in hundreds of matches in the 1950s and '60s, often paired with Rose Roman. Highly unusual matte-finish IPS, heavy stock 16" X 20", Chicago, IL, 7 November 1959. Near fine. Handsome oversize print created by a hardcore wrestling admirer, though it bears no photographer's… Read more
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by ROMAN, Rose (1917?-2006?)

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This famed Iowa-born female wrestler debuted in 1950 and headlined in countless matches throughout the 1950s, often pairing with Shirley "The Wrestling Housewife" Strimple; Roman was a pioneer, successfully suing the Illinois Athletic Commission in 1955 for the right to work in pro wrestling in that state. Very scarce matte-finish IPS, 14" X 19" (tipped to heavy stock 16"… Read more
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by PARKINSON, Daniel B. (?-?)

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This noted educator was one of the founding teachers (physics and chemistry) in the 1870s at what became Southern Illinois University, rising in the administration until 1897, when he was named their fourth chancellor -- a post he held until 1913; the university expanded greatly during his administration, and today Parkinson Laboratory is named in his honor. ALS, 2pp… Read more
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