University Archives Offers Exciting May 9th Auction Items

ualogo2016This is your chance to buy Historic Autographs at great prices! Join University Archives on May 9, 2017 at 10:30am EST. The auction is now available for viewing and leaving bids on Invaluable, eBay & AuctionZip.  The current auction offers a great selection of Autographs, Manuscripts, Books and Historical Relics including items from the Robert Batchelder Collection. Bid, register and view items from the auction here or on Invaluable now.

We have a vast selection of autographed documents, manuscripts, photographs, books, and relics from presidents, historical, military, musical, literary, and sports notables, and much more. Our buyer’s premium is one of the lowest at 15% (Invaluable, eBay & AuctionZip charge an additional 5%). We hope that you can join us live on May 9th for a chance to own some of the finest autographs available!

Highlights Include:

  • Lot 105: John F. Kennedy’s Harvard Class of 1940 college yearbook, featuring him four times
  • Lot 134: Fantastic Marilyn Monroe ALS and Arthur Miller ALS sold by Charles Hamilton over 40 years ago!
  • Lot 6: Rare Roald Amundsen signed photo of the prep for “Maud”, circa 1916
  • Lot 14: Hall of Famers Mickey, Willie, and The Duke signed Gateway color silk cachet cover
  • Lot 172: Fantastic possibly unpublished notes in Silverstein’s hand, with drawings, plus a signed contract for music
  • Lot 132: Gone With The Wind final shooting script, attributed to cast member
  • Lot 84: President Lincoln’s VP, Hannibal Hamlin, ALS penned just 7 days before outbreak of Civil War
  • Lot 18: Iwo Jima flag raiser John H. Bradley’s copy of Official Poster, signed by him and fellow raiser Rene Gagnon, dramatic, huge, and in color
  • Lot 142: Barack Obama handwritten Presidential letter thanking his Kenyan relatives for attending his 2009 Inauguration
  • Lot 97: Thomas Jefferson, 18th or early 19th century reverse-painted portrait
  • Lot 187: Richard Wagner discusses performing his operas in Dresden after his long ban from German soil
  • Lot 120: English boxing poster announcing a Joe Louis match with two autographs, signed in 1944 by Sgt. Joe Louis

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This auction will have special significance because of the remarkable pieces being offered directly from the estate of Robert Batchelder, one of the most important dealers of the 20th century. He began his passion in autographs and historical documents in the late 1960’s and was a prominent and respected authority throughout his life.  Each piece will include Robert’s original description indicating the noted retail price, which could have been from 20 years ago. Robert’s highly diverse background and amazing achievements include a long list of memberships, including being an honorary member of the Society Cincinnati, a member of the Manuscript Society, the ABAA (Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America), the ANA (American Numismatic Association), the PAGCA (Pennsylvania Antique Gun Collectors Association), the PADA (Professional Autograph Dealer Association), and the UACC (Universal Autograph Collectors Club). He was a graduate of University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and served in the U.S. Army Air Force.

A portion of the commission on Batchelder lots will be donated to the Alzheimer’s foundation.

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