University Archives is pleased to announce its September 29, 2021 sale. The 410-lot auction is jampacked with historical autographs, rare books, original artwork, posters, ephemera, and collectibles. About one quarter of the sale is devoted to artists’ autographed material, primarily from the collection of Noel Goldblatt. Another large segment is comprised of one Connecticut collector’s enormous array of vintage posters. We also have superb material relating to U.S. Presidents and World Leaders, Sports, Music, Aviation/Space and Entertainment.
One of the most iconic psychedelic concert posters of the 1960’s, created by poster artist David Byrd for the Jimi Hendrix Experience at the Fillmore East in May 1968. 14″ x 22″. The poster is in fine condition with strong vibrant colors, and lovely sharp edges. Verso with very minor evidence of prior mounting along the top edge. Very scarce in this condition!
Washington, George Autograph letter signed (“Go: Washington”) to his nephew Bushrod Washington. Additionally, there are 3 other signatures “Washington” in the body of the letter. With over 450 words in Washington’s hand!
3pp on a bifolium of wove paper, measuring 7.75″ x 9.75″, Mount Vernon, dated March 8, 1798. Watermarked 1794, with a reception docket on verso of the second leaf and a later endorsement reading “Transmitted by Judge Washington through Geo Harrison Esq: of Philadelphia to F. B. Bailey.” This fine letter dealing with business and political intrigue begins with Washington couching his irritation with his nephew’s inattention in solicitous terms: “As some time has elapsed since I have heard from you, and some things remained to be done by the Auditor of which you were to give me the result I have been apprehensive of a return of your fever and wish to hear of the perfect recovery of yourself & Mrs Washington who we are informed has also been sick.”