RARE AUTOGRAPHS, MANUSCRIPTS & BOOKS

Explore the Phenomenal World of Art, Music, Politics, and Science, One Genius at A Time

University Archives will close out the 2020 summer with another sensational sale. Our August 19th sale features premiere items from the Forbes Collection, the estate of multimillionaire publisher Malcolm Forbes (1919-1990), as well as from the estate of legendary Beatnik Jack Kerouac (1922-1969). Over 300 lots of autographs, historical documents, rare books, relics, and collectibles are included in this spectacular auction. A fantastic buying opportunity for general collectors, the sale will also attract specialized collectors of Literary, Art, Music, Entertainment, Presidents, World Leaders, Military, Science, Space, Aviation, Business, and Investment.

Abraham Lincoln

Signed Naval Commission as President, July 2, 1864, 1 p., Washington, DC

Lincoln appoints George Williamson Smith.as Chaplain in the Navy.  Features intricate engravings at top and bottom, including a victorious looking Neptune. An exceptional and beautiful item.

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Bonnie & Clyde

Clyde Barrow Signed & Annotated Original Photograph of the Outlaws

An original black and white photograph of Bonnie Parker (1910-1934) and Clyde Barrow (1909-1934), the notorious Depression-era bank robbers, signed by Barrow and annotated in eight words in his hand verso.

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James Fisk

Extremely Rare Signed Stock Certificate

James Fisk, Jr. (1835-1872) was also known as “Big Jim”, “Diamond Jim”, and “Jubilee Jim”. He was an American stockbroker and corporate executive who has been referred to as one of the “robber barons” of the Gilded Age. RARE Document Signed by James Fisk, Jr., Ohio, July 5, 1871, 1 p. front and verso, 9.5” x 5.75”. Fine condition.

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THE GREENWICH POLITICAL PINBACK COLLECTION

JACK KEROUAC ESTATE CERTIFIED AUTOGRAPHS AND RELICS