Our Rare Manuscripts, Books & Sports Memorabilia May 31, 2023 sale is now closed. Major collecting categories of the 380+-lot sale included Music, Science, & U.S. Presidential, with outstanding autographed material from Ludwig van Beethoven to George Gershwin; from Albert Einstein and Max Planck to Thomas A. Edison; and from George Washington to Joe Biden. Exceptional items of Civil Rights, Military, Entertainment, Literature, and Sports memorabilia also passed the auction block. Our lavishly illustrated catalog is up and ready for viewing/bidding!

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Martin Luther King, Jr.

Lot No. 163 (Estimate $18,000 - $20,000)

Typed Letter Signed, “Martin L King Jr”, 1p, on Southern Christian Leadership Conference stationery, 7.5″ x 8.5″, Atlanta, Georgia, January 18, 1966. Flattened mailing folds. Several tiny holes from staples and/or pins. Discoloration from previous matting. Slight fading to signature. Trimmed at edges with minor loss to letterhead, not affecting the legibility of text.


George Washington

Lot No. 111 (Estimate $20,000 - $30,000)

A letter signed by George Washington, responding to a military application for the Provisional Continental Army. 1p, measuring 7.75″ x 9.75″, Mount Vernon, dated October 21, 1799.