WAR DATED ABRAHAM LINCOLN HANDWRITTEN ORDER
DATED DECEMBER 8, 1863
Abraham Lincoln writes in full:
“Let these men take the oath of Dec. 8th, 1863 and be discharged
FRAMED SIZE: 14″ x 21″
DOCUMENT SIZE: 3-1/4 X 2″
One page, Autograph Note Signed, Lincoln issued on December 8th 1863 a proclamation giving soldiers of the Confederacy the opportunity to take an oath of loyalty to the constitution. This oath would discharge and pardon them, despite the fact the war was not over. Here Abraham Lincoln writes in his hand a brief note allowing confederate soldiers to take the oath of December 8th 1863, be discharged and return to their homes. Lincoln’s handwritten note has been triple matted and elegantly framed with an engraving of Lincoln.
Boldly written in excellent condition.
Rare and extremely desirable Bruce Springsteen signed high school yearbook. The 1967 Freehold New Jersey Regional High School yearbook, titled The Log, features aspiring artist and graduating senior Bruce Springsteen in the era and context that inspired him and shaped much of his creative powers in the years to come. Springsteen has inscribed and signed the book in blue ink above his yearbook picture, “Anielia, Best of luck in the coming years and always remember Mr. Hussey’s English class. Have fun this summer, Bruce.” Both the inscription and signature are printed and grade “10.” Springsteen is pictured only once in the book and it appears obvious, by the brief educational summary printed below his name “”Freehold Boro…College Prep”), that his academic pursuits had already taken a back seat to his musical ambitions. At the time of his graduation, Springsteen was performing as the lead guitarist and singer for a local band call “The Castilles.” His career quickly blossomed and just seven years later, following a performance of Springsteen and the E Street Band in Cambridge, Massachusetts, music critic Jon Landau, wrote “I saw my rock and roll past flash before my eyes. I saw something else: I saw rock and roll’s future and its name is Bruce Springsteen.” (Landau would later become Springsteen’s manager and producer.) The 308-page (including eight-page insert) leather-bound book (8 x 10.75 inches features numerous inscriptions to “Aniela” throughout and displays light wear from normal handling. Overall in Excellent
Accompanied with PSA/DNA letter of authenticity
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Rare Infamous Ad of Johnny Cash “Flipping the Bird” featured in
Billboard magazine March 12, 1998.
Signed and inscribed, “To Jim Silvers My Friend Johnny Cash” adding
“Don’t take it personally”
Accompanied with an 11 x 14 photograph of Johnny & June taken by Silvers during a rehearsal of the Johnny Cash Show in early 1970’s at Ryman in Nashville
LP “Cash On Delivery”.
Letter of Authenticity
Letter of provenance by Jim Silver
Jim Silvers letter reads; “The time the ad came out I was in the process of producing an album of songs Johnny had made popular, The reason for the album was to benefit research in Shy-Drager Syndrome.
Johnny’s manager lives in Thousand Oaks near where I used to live and we would talk occasionally and I had given him that picture of Johnny & June in the love seat (a copy of which is in the Country Music Hall of Fame).
Anyway, the ad came out and I asked Lou to see that Johnny signed it and sent it to him when he was in Nashville. Johnny was always very cool, except the time around when I was introduced to him by Norman Blake (his guitar, dobro and utility band member) his producers from New York were the typical putzes, maybe with good reason as there had been threats against John Carter Cash’s life; he was an infant at the time.
My album fell short of my hopes as I couldn’t get one of the main acts, Ledward Kaapana because of logistics, and I pissed off Balfa Toujours and they withdrew, otherwise it would have surpassed my hopes and expectations. Two cuts stand out; Jackson by the punk band ADZ was vilified by Cash’s manager, Lou Robin, screaming into my answering machine for several messages, though I am sure Johnny got a kick out of it as it’s a wonderful cut, and The Ballad Of Ira Hayes (the Pima indian who raised the flag on Iwo Jima and died drunk in a ditch on his reservation). We got the infamous Russell Means, a big wheel in AIM (the American Indian Movement and on trial for murder and a number of violent events) to do the song. The Washington Post said it was to depressing to listen to, the assholes, but one of my favorite cuts, if not the favorite on the album”
PIONEERING FRENCH MICROBIOLOGIST AND CHEMIST WHO DEMONSTRATED THE GERM THEORY OF DISEASE AND DEVELOPED THE FIRST VACCINE AGAINST RABIES. EXCEPTIONAL ORIGINAL 4.25 X 6.5 CABINET PHOTOGRAPH BY PIERRE PETIT OF PARIS (SO NOTED ALONG BOTTOM BORDER) SIGNED IN BLACK INK, “L. PASTEUR.” IN FINE CONDITION, WITH A BIT OF TRIVIAL FOXING. A VISUALLY APPEALING EXAMPLE FROM A HISTORY-CHANGING SCIENTIST. QUITE UNCOMMON IN SIGNED PHOTOGRAPHS.
Partly printed DS, in French, endorsed by Napoleon, signed “Np,” in left margin, one page, 8 x 12, May 19, 1811. Official document from the Minister of War Translated; Napoleon, Emperor the French.. Report to the Emperorsignedby the Duke ofFeltre. “Ihave the honorto report to Her Majestythat Mr.Hue[…] sent methememoryofhis parents[…] Swiss captain, prisoner of warto the filing ofSpanishto Macon, where he states thathisage and infirmitiesdo not allow himto resume his dutiesand thathis family affairswould necessitatehis presenceintheir homes. Detailed watermark bearing the legend “Napoleon Empereur ET ROI (AND KING)”
TRULY A VERY UNIQUE AND RARE PIECE!
A ONE OF A KIND PIECE YOU ARE NOT GOING TO FIND ANYWHERE ELSE.
GENERAL SICKLES-Daniel Edgar Sickles
Prince Philippe d’Orléans, Count of Paris
Prince Philippe d’Orléans, Duke of Orléans
Rare invitation card from 1890,
DELMONICO’S (NY Restaurant) Menu Card with 4 signatures of relevant HISTORICAL FIGURES OF THE ERA.
PHILIPPE COMTE DE PARIS, PHILIPPE DUC D’ORLEANS, THOMAS A. EDISON, and GENERAL SICKLES.
Acquired directly from the family of Francisca Aparicio v. De Barrios who was invited to the dinner.
She was Widow of General Justo Rufino Barrios, President of Guatemala City and later became Marquise of Vistabella.
GENERAL SICKLES-Daniel Edgar Sickles
(October 20, 1819 – May 3, 1914)
a colorful and controversial American politician, Union general in the American Civil War, and diplomat.
As an antebellum New York politician, Sickles was involved in a number of public scandals, most notably the killing of his wife’s lover, Philip Barton Key II, son of Francis Scott Key. He was acquitted with the first use of temporary insanity as a legal defense in U.S. history. He became one of the most prominent political generals of the Civil War. At the Battle of Gettysburg, he insubordinately moved his III Corps to a position in which it was virtually destroyed, an action that continues to generate controversy; despite this, he would eventually be awarded the Medal of Honor in 1897. His combat career ended at Gettysburg when his leg was struck by cannon fire.
After the war, Sickles commanded military districts during Reconstruction, served as U.S. Minister to Spain, and eventually returned to the U.S. Congress, where he made important legislative contributions to the preservation of the Gettysburg Battlefield.
Prince Philippe d’Orléans, Count of Paris
(Louis Philippe Albert; 24 August 1838 – 8 September 1894)
was the grandson of Louis Philippe I, King of the French. He was Comte de Paris, and was a claimant to the French throne from 1848 until his death.A historian, journalist and outspoken democrat, the Count of Paris volunteered to serve as a Union Army officer in the American Civil War along with his younger brother, the Duke of Chartres. He was appointed as an assistant adjutant general with the rank of captain and served under the name of Philippe d’Orléans, the Count of Paris. He served on the staff of the commander of the Army of the Potomac, Major General George McClellan, for nearly a year. He distinguished himself during the unsuccessful Peninsular Campaign. His history of that war is considered a standard reference work. In 1864 he married his paternal first cousin Princess Marie Isabelle d’Orléans (1848–1919), Infanta of Spain. She was daughter of Infanta Luisa Fernanda of Spain and Prince Antoine, Duke of Montpensier (1824–1890), the youngest son of Louis-Philippe of France and Maria Amalia of Naples and Sicily.
Prince Philippe d’Orléans, Duke of Orléans
(24 August 1869 – 28 March 1926)
Orléanist claimant to the throne of France from 1894 to 1926.
In February 1890 he visited Paris in violation of the law of exile of 1886. He offered to do his military service as required by law. Instead he was arrested and confined in the Conciegerie. He was sentenced to two years in prison at Clarvaux, but was released after a few months and expelled back to Switzerland.
Prior to his imprisonment in France, Philippe had been unofficially engaged to his first-cousin Princess Marguerite of Orléans. The engagement was cancelled when Philippe’s involvement with the Australian opera singer Nellie Melba was revealed. Although they had lived apart for some years, Melba was married to Charles Nesbitt Armstrong. Armstrong filed for divorce from Melba on the grounds of adultery, naming Philippe as co-respondent; the case was eventually dropped.
In September 1890 Philippe accompanied his father on a two month trip to the United States and Canada. They visited the battlefields of the Civil War in which his father had fought, as well as Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Richmond, Virginia, New York, and Quebec.
In December 1890 Philippe tried unsuccessfully to serve in the Russian Army. In March 1893 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society
FROM THE PERSONAL COLLECTION OF LEE TOMPKINS:
RARE, NEVER SEEN BEFORE MICHAEL JACKSON FIRST MOVIE PRESS RELEASE 1978 “THE WIZ” SIGNED!
UNIVERSAL STUDIOS, 2 PAGES, OCTOBER 1, 1978 SIGNED ON FIRST PAGE IN BLACK INK IN FULL BY MICHAEL
Also included are the 1979 personal bank book of “Jackson 5” and bank book of the Jackson sister’s!
Lee Tompkins was one of Michael’s close friends. Lee is considered to be America’s greatest pencil artist and also has a painting in the White House in Washington DC.
A handwritten letter by Lee Tompkins will accompany this special grouping!
The Beatles. An original 8 x 10 black and white photograph of The Beatles which was taken in the Bahamas when the group were filming their second feature film HELP! that has been signed on the front by all four members. John Lennon has signed in black ballpoint pen, Paul McCartney has signed in blue ballpoint pen, George Harrison and Ringo Starr have signed in blue felt tipped pen. George has added the dedication that reads ‘To Andrew from’ above his name. All of the signatures are very well placed and formed. The autographs were obtained by a camera man that was working on the film for his nephew who subsequently gave them to his girlfriend at the time. Comes with a letter from the girl that received the autographs from her boyfriend. The Beatles arrived in New Providence in the Bahamas on February 23rd 1965 and filming in various locations in the area until March 9th. The autographs also come with a very rare original working script from HELP! which in its early stages which just titled ‘BEATLES TWO’. The script has 124 pages. The front and back covers are detached. Measures 8.5 inches x 10.9 inches. The photograph measures 8 x 10.1 inches. The photograph has some light creases in various places and some slight staining at the top. Overall very good. Certificate of Authenticity by Tracks.
RARE OLIVER HARDY OVERSIZED SIGNED PHOTO AUTOGRAPH
Rare and beautiful image of Oliver Hardy, oversized photo measuring 10 ½ x 13 ½” . Inscribed in black fountain pen “Best Wishes Always Bronnie Oliver Hardy 1930” Back of photo reads “CREDIT STAX”
Oliver Hardy (born Norvell Hardy; January 18, 1892 – August 7, 1957) was an American comic actor famous as one half of Laurel and Hardy, the classic double act that began in the era of silent films and lasted over 31 years, from 1926 to 1957.