Description: A collection of 64 authentic headshot/movie publicity photos featuring 1930s actors. Photos are printed with the actor name, studio, and film title they are promoting. The collection includes the following individuals: Errol Flynn, Pat O’Brien, Dick Powell and Joan Blondell, Dick Powell and Ruby Keeler, Bette Davis, Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler, Robert Donat, Dolores Costello, Miriam Hopkins, Jackie Cooper, Franchot Tone, Fredric March, Clark Gable, Janet Gaynor, Virginia Bruce, Joan Crawford, Mr. And Mrs. Franchot Tone, Gretta Garbo, Nelson Eddy, Eleanor Powell, William Powell, Joseph Calleia (includes original studio-stamped envelope), Marie Dressler, Clara Bow, Kay Francis, Ross Alexander, Will Rogers, Russ Columbo, Rudolph Valentino, John Gilbert, Ronald Colman, George Raft, James Dunn, John Boles and Jean Muir, Ralph Bellamy, Rosalind Russell, Shirley Temple, Jane Withers, Rochelle Hudson, Dixie Lee, Alice Faye, Wendy Barrie, Katharine Hepburn, Jean Arthur, Barbara Stanwyck, Gene Raymond, Richard Dix, Randolph Scott, Buddy Rogers, Phillips Holmes, Margot Grahame (matted on cardboard), Joan Bennett, Gladys Swarthout, Ann Harding, Mae West, Charles Boyer, Henry Fonda, Fred MacMurray, Bing Crosby, John Howard, Fred MacMurray, Claudette Colbert, Sylvia Sidney. Dimensions: All photographs 8 in x 10 in. Condition: Good with mild edge wear, creasing, and bumping to corners; occasional small partial tear at edges (¼ in-½ in).
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Description: A collection of 21 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studio-requested publicity photographs, complete with original studio-marked mailing envelopes. The photos are direct from an estate collection of an individual who acquired hundreds of classic film star publicity photographs and letters in the 1930s-40s. Some photos with studio-produced signatures. This collection includes the following individuals: Una Merkel, Jean Parker, Elissi Landi, Madge Evans, Frances Langford, Robert Taylor, Allan Jones, Bruce Cabot, Mickey Rooney, Nelson Eddy, Robert Taylor, Robert Young, Brian Aherne, Robert Young, George Murphy, Robert Montgomery, Freddie Bartholomew, Lionel Barrymore, Florence Rice, Norma Shearer, Juanita Quigley. Dimensions: All photographs 5 in x 7 in. Condition: Photos are in good condition with occasional scratches, minor creasing, or bumping to corners; envelopes show considerable wear with creasing, partial tears, and age toning.
Description: A collection of 44 publicity photographs, complete with original studio-marked envelopes. Photos are direct from an estate collection of an individual who acquired hundreds of classic film star publicity photographs and letters in the 1930s-40s. Some photos with studio-produced signatures. Photos are from 20th Century Fox (F), Universal (U), Paramount (P), RKO (R), and Columbia Studios (C), as well as a few missing studio stamps. The collection includes the following individuals: Jean Arthur (C) Ralph Bellamy (C) Lew Ayres (C) Walter Abel (R) Gene Raymond (R) Walter Abel (R) Smith Ballew (R) Bobby Breen (R) Gene Raymond (R) Louis Hayward (U) Deanna Durbin (U) Doris Nolan (U) John King (U) Cesar Romero (U) Gertrude Niesen (U) Nan Grey (U) Judith Barrett (U) Alice Brady (U) Michael Whalen (F) George Ernest (F) Tyrone Power (F) Don Ameche (F) Loretta Young (F) Alice Faye (F) Fred MacMurray (P) John Howard (P) Ann Harding (P) Arline Judge (P) Eleanore Whitney (P) Claudette Colbert (P) Martha Raye (P) Joan Bennett, Marguerite Churchill, Gertrude Michael, Irene Hervey, Ann Dvorak, Donald Grayson, Eddie Cantor, Phil Regan, James Melton, Richard Arlen, Charles Butterworth, Melvin Douglas, Stuart Erwin, Warren Williams. Dimensions: All photographs 5 in x 7 in. Condition: Photos are in good condition with occasional scratches, minor creasing, or bumping to corners; envelopes show considerable wear with creasing, partial tears, and age toning.
Description: A collection of 21 Warner Brothers studio-requested publicity photographs, complete with original studio-marked mailing envelopes. The photos are direct from an estate collection of an individual who acquired hundreds of classic film star publicity photographs and letters in the 1930s-40s. Some photos with studio-produced signatures. Collection includes the following individuals: Hugh Herbert, Carlyle Moore, Frank McHugh, Craig Reynolds, Phillip Reid, Donald Woods, Dick Powell, Kenny Baker, George Brent, Fernand Grave, Ian Hunter, Patric Knowles, Josephine Hutchinson, Ruby Keeler, Jean Muir, Margaret Lindsay, Bette Davis, Rosalind Marquis, Beverly Roberts, Dick Foran, June Travis. Dimensions: All photographs 5 in x 7 in. Condition: Photos are in good condition with occasional scratches, minor creasing, or bumping to corners; envelopes show considerable wear with creasing, partial tears, and age toning.
USSR: c 1941-1945. A collection of 20 Russian medals from the WWII era housed in a shadowbox. The medals present include the following: Capture of Konigsberg; Medal for Valor; Medal for Combat Service; Defense of Kiev; Defense of Stalingrad; Victory over Japan; Victory over Germany; Defense of Odessa; Capture of Berlin; Defense of Moscow; Capture of Budapest; Defense of Caucasus; Defense of Sevastopol; Defense of Soviet Polar Region; Defense of Leningrad; Defense of Prague; Liberation of Warsaw; Liberation of Belgrad; Capture of Vienna; and Medal for Meritorious Labor during the Great Patriotic War. A copy of this inventory is included with the lot. Condition: Very Good. Medals and ribbons both show some signs of age (tarnish, some change of color in the ribbons0 but the imprints on the metal are still very sharp.
Description: A large original 1961 movie poster advertising Atlantis: The Lost Continent, starring Anthony Hall, Joyce Taylor, and John Dall; directed by George Pal. Dimensions: w 41 x h 79 in Condition: Good. General age toning throughout the poster. Seven 1” to 7” closed tears at folds. Moderate wear to bottom edge. 1” chip to bottom right edge. The poster comes in two separate parts and is connected with tape at the back.
Description: A black and white photograph of Bono (Paul Hewson) and wife Ali Hewson. The photograph is printed on a light weight watercolor paper. The lower right of the image is marked No. 450. Dimensions: image: w 10 x h 16.5; border: w 12 x h 24 in Condition Report: Slight age toning with scattered creases from bottom edge to top and upper half of the print. Faint gray marks to the lower left edge of reverse.
A “Buddy and Bob” business card for Buddy Holly and Bob Montgomery, which was Holly’s first act as a professional musician. Listed at the top of the business card are the names Buddy Holly, Bob Montomery and Larry Welborn, who briefly played bass for the duo. Also listed at the bottom left corner is their business manager Hi Pockets Duncan. Matted and framed. Dimensions image: w 3.5 x h 2 in; mat and frame: w 10 x h 8.5 in Very good with slight age toning. Not examined out of framed.
19th century. A watercolor scene of people in 19th century clothing descending down stairs into a cave; matted and framed; not examined out of frame; very good condition. Dimensions in frame: height 8 1/2 inches x width 6 1/2 inches; dimensions from sight: height 7 inches x width 5 inches. Located at Dupont store.
#121/150. A large color block screenprint; hand-numbered 121/150 in pencil at lower left corner; titled "Cloud Progression II" at center of lower edge in pencil; artist's signature at lower right corner in pencil; protected in a mylar sleeve; not examined out of sleeve; very good condition. FG consignment. Dimensions: height 40 inches x width 29 3/4 inches. Located at Dupont store.
19th century. A watercolor scene of people in 19th century clothing standing in a courtyard with Greco-Roman ruins; matted and framed; not examined out of frame; very good condition. Dimensions in frame: height 8 1/2 inches x width 6 1/2 inches; dimensions from sight: height 7 inches x 5 inches. Located at Dupont store.
A collection of nine Debbie Reynolds’ Broadway items includes three signed booklets with bold signatures in black marker. The collection consists of two “Play Bill” magazines (both signed), one “Irene” souvenir album (signed), and five musical show programs, “Coco”, “Latin Quarter”, “Show Boat” and two “Guys and Dolls”. Overall all items are in very good condition with some age toning and slight wear to corners and spines.
c 1700s. A pair of hand-colored engravings shows the original quadrangle of Jesus College above the second quadrangle ornamented with Dutch gables. Robed faculty and students stroll across the quadrangles. A capital letter marks the corners of each courtyard. Condition: very good with no apparent issues. Matted and framed; not examined out of frame. Dimensions : visible paper: w 18 in x h 18 in.
Description: A lot of five original vintage large format Italian movie posters, 1966-1975. One Italian film and four foreign films (U.S., U.K., France). These are original period theatrical release posters and are not reproductions. Included: Buona Parte Di Paolina ( A Good Part of Paolina). 1973. Directed by Nello Rossati; starring Antonia Santilli, Tony Askin, Rossanna Ballanti. Italy. Il Duro ( Clay Pigeon). 1971. Directed by Tom Stern; starring Telly Savalas, Robert Vaughn, John Marley. United States. Ispettore Brannigan, la morte segue la tua ombra ( Brannigan). 1975. Directed by Douglas Hickox; starring John Wayne, Richard Attenborough. United Kingdom. Un mucchio di bastardi ( The Losers; also known as Nam's Angels). 1970. Directed by John Starrett; starring William Smith, Bernie Hamilton, Adam Roarke. United States. Le Armi Segrete del Generale Fiascone ( Kiss Me General; also known as Martin Soldat). 1966. Directed by Michael Deville; starring Robert Hirsch, Véronique Vendell, Marlene Jobert. France. Dimensions: All are Italian 2 - Foglio (39" X 54.5"). Condition: All 5 posters good/very good to very fine. All folded. Minimal wear at the folds, some tissue tape mends, small edge tears, scattered pinholes. Un mucchio di bastardi shows the most damage, but still displays very well.
Four small maps framed together, each illustrating some portion of North and South America. The set includes the following: 1) Nova Virginiae Tabula, by Pieter van den Keere and Jan Jansson, Amsterdam, 1631. A fine example of the 1631 German edition of Jansson’s derivative of John Smith’s highly important map of 1612, which was the only regional map of North America to appear in the Atlas Minor Gerardi Mercatoris. The map shows a fascinating early look at the Chesapeake Bay and the surrounding environs, including American Indian tribes, villages, rivers, and other early details. According to Burden, this is the first derivative of the Smith map to appear in an atlas, pre-dating the Hondius map by two years. 2) America, from Gerard Mercator’s Atlas Minor. This extremely popular volume was first published in 1607, but this map is c. 1610. 3) L’Amerique septentrionale, by Guillaume de Lisle (1675-1726). This map is taken from La science des personnes de la cour, de l'épée et de la robe, volume 1. This encyclopedia was published in Amsterdam by Francois L’Honore in 1707. 4) Descriptio Terrae Novae: Virginia et Nova Francia, 1618. This charming miniature map depicts the east coast of North America, and is based on Hondius’s world map from 1611. It does not incorporate new information from Samuel de Champlain (in Canada and along the Great Lakes) or of John Smith (in the Chesapeake Bay are and New England). The area from present-day New York to Maine is labeled Norenbega, and the area further south is labeled Virginia, with the Chesapeake Bay noticeably missing. A region just east of a large mountain range (the Appalachian mountains) is labeled Alpachen, and the St. Lawrence River features prominently at the top. Latin text on verso. Condition: all Very Good, with light to moderate even age toning. One map (3) shows a light crease, and one (2) appears to have a small tear at the bottom margin which does not impact the image. Double matted and framed; not examined out of frame. Dimensions w 23.75 x h 18.5 in.
A watercolor painting depicting a woman gazing into a mirror on a full moon night by an unknown artist. Watercolor on watercolor board. Title marked in pencil to lower left corner with artist’s proof mark to the center bottom. Artist’s signature to the right corner. Matted and unframed. Slight scratch to lower left edge. This item is located at our Rockville store.
A framed, full-color photograph of George W. Bush and Laura Bush, with tailor Georges de Paris; VG; inscribed to de Paris, with signatures of George W. Bush and Laura Bush; dimensions out of frame: height 8 in. x width 9 15/16 in.; dimensions in frame: height 9 in. x width 11 in.; located at Dupont store.
An inscribed, full-color photograph of George W. Bush shaking hands with tailor Georges de Paris; VG-; emulsion cracked, visible under raking light; inscribed by Bush, "To George, best always, [Bush's signature]"; dimensions out of frame: height 10 11/16 in. x width 8 in.; dimensions with frame: height 11 in. x width 9 in.; located Dupont store.
An inscribed, full-color photograph of George W. Bush shaking hands with tailor Georges de Paris; G+; multiple scraped patches at boarders of photo; one scratch at left side of image; inscribed by Bush, "To George, best always, [Bush's signature]"; dimensions out of frame: height 10 11/16 in. x width 8 in.; dimensions with frame: height 11 in. x width 9 in.; located Dupont store.
Columbus Erdglobus, 1937/1938. A terrestrial globe produced by the German company Columbus Erdglobus. This model shows, in addition to contemporary political boundaries, global sea routes. It is mounted on a wooden stand. Condition: Good. Some cracking and separation at the seam at the equator, and some minor general scuffing to the surface of the globe. Dimensions w 14 in x h 26.5 in Located at our Dupont Store.
Italy: c. 1400. 90x80mm; cutting from an original highly illuminated manuscript choirbook; executed by hand on animal parchment with tempera colors of mauve, pink, blue, green, white and burnished gold; the back displays a four-line stave in red ink with text and musical notation in black ink; in frame.
1984. Untorn ticket to the Jacksons Victory Tour at the Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, dated July 7, 1984. The ticket is printed on a lightweight glossy paper with color background. Very good. Ticket stub is still attached with cellophane tape added on perforated line on the reverse for reinforcement.
1944. This 1944 volume was jointly published by the U.S. Army and Navy, to provide American soldiers with a guide to the uniforms of enemy soldiers.It is heavily illustrated in full color, and each page is dated with a month and year to indicate the currency of the information given. Condition: Good only. The cover has become detached, though it is still present, and the cloth binding shows some evidence of wear. The pages show some age toning and, on the first page, age spots, but the text block is free of markings. Dimensions w 10 5/8 in x h 6.5 in.
1960. A large lithograph poster of John F. Kennedy, produced for his presidential campaign; VG-; in dark wooden frame, with glass front; not examined out of frame; mild wear at upper edge of poster; small chip to lower left edge of frame; dimensions in frame: width 29 1/2 in. x height 45 in.; dimensions from sight: width 27 in. x height 42 1/2 in.; CX consignment; located Dupont store.
Paris: Lapina. Imp. This poster is mounted on canvas and has a dark beige background. The poster’s image depicts a religious figure in long white, red and gold robes holding a staff. Below the figure are several figures in a black and white rendering. The caption at the bottom of the drawing reads: Le Cardinal Mercier Protege La Belgique. Condition: Good- to Good. There are four horizontal creases across the poster. One chip to the top left corner. Otherwise the surface of the poster has mild smudges. Minor crinkling to the edges. Printed by Lapina. Imp., Paris. Dimensions w 31 1/8 in x h 46 3/8 in.
c. early 1600s. The first page of the Dominica IV post Pentecosten in Gregorian notation on vellum from an early 17th-century manuscript. Condition: good. Several apparently much later alterations and additions of the reverse of the sheet which are faintly visible from the front. Dimensions vellum: w 15.5 in x h 22.75 in mat w 18 in x h 28 in.
Description: A poster for the 1961 Polish movie Nafta, also known as The Oil. Directed by Stanislaw Lenartowicza and starring Teresa Izewska and Tadeusz Janczar. The lower left edge is marked “R.CIES’LEWIC2.61.” The poster is pasted on a ¼” white foam board. Dimensions: w 23 x h 32 in Condition: Light age toning with mild wear to edges. Slight bumping to four corners with two closed tears (approximately ¾”) to upper left corner. The back is slightly soiled with several small indented marks along edges and one to the upper center.
Leksand, Sweden: 1956. Original poster advertising the July 1956 performances of the play Himlaspelet in Leksand, Sweden. Himlaspelet, or The Heavenly Play, by Swedish screenwriter Rune Lindström, recounts a young man’s journey to demand that God return his sweetheart to earth after she is executed for witchcraft. When the young man fails in his quest, it is through his sweetheart’s intervention that the two are reunited in heaven. The play has been performed regularly in Leksand, Sweden since the summer of 1949. The poster is mounted on foam core. Condition: Very Good. Slight age-toning; evidence of damp-staining at upper left edge. Small closed tear at upper right corner. Dimensions 27.5 x 39.375 inches.
1963. A black and white handbill for a Sam Cook concert on December 7, 1963 (before Cook changed the spelling of his name) at the Newark Armory, also featuring appearances by the Mid-Nighters, Jo Ann Campbell, Cal Green and Johnny Heartsman. Mounted on a blue board in a black wood frame. Dimensions image: w 7 x h 8.5 in; mat and frame: w 11 x h 12 in Very good, slight age toning with no visible damage. Not examined out of frame.
19th century. A watercolor scene of people in 19th century clothing standing outside with Greco-Roman ruins; matted and framed; not examined out of frame; very good condition. Dimensions in frame: height 6 1/2 inches x width 8 1/2 inches; dimensions from sight: height 5 inches x width 7 inches. Located at Dupont store.
Japan. A pair of two Japanese fan paintings dating to the Edo period (1603-1868). The first painting depicts a woman gesturing to a man seated on green tatami with three women watching from outside. The second painting depicts a man speaking to three other men seated around him by a river. A fabric screen gives them some privacy while a man and woman wait by the speaker’s jinrikisha. Much of the surfaces on both paintings are covered in gold leaf. These paintings were not made into fans so there are no creases. Each painting is taped to brown mat board. These paintings are not framed and are not signed. Both good to very good. First painting has a 1” closed tear to gold leaf at top left edge. Second painting has moderate pigment loss throughout the painting. Both paintings are on stiff paper with another layer of paper glued to the verso. Dimensions : Each painting: w 20.5 in x h 10 in.
A framed, full-color photograph of George W. Bush with tailor Georges de Paris; VG; inscribed to de Paris, "To my favorite tailor, George. Best wishes [Bush's signature]"; dimensions in frame: height 11 1/2 in. x width 8 in.; dimensions out of frame: height 11 in. x width 8 1/2 in.; located at Dupont store.
A framed, full-color photograph of George W. Bush with tailor Georges de Paris; G+; multiple scraped patches at borders of photo; image undamaged; inscribed to de Paris, "To my favorite tailor, George. Best wishes [Bush's signature]"; dimensions in frame: height 11 1/2 in. x width 8 in.; dimensions out of frame: height 11 in. x width 8 1/2 in.; located at Dupont store.
Description: A 1967 large size poster of Roman Polanski’s movie “Fearless Vampire Killers” starring Sharon Tate titled in Italian “Per Favore, Non Mordermi Sul Collo”. The poster is folded and protected between two heavy cardboard blanks. Dimensions: w 39 x h 55 in Condition: Very good. Mild age toning and slightly wrinkled throughout with some wear along edges. One red handwritten mark approximately 2.5” x 2.5” to the back of the poster.
Napoli: Ente Provinciale per il Turismo, c 1955. Travel poster depicting scenes of Pompei. Published c. 1955 by Ente Provinciale per il Turismo--Napoli. Condition: Good. Two minor closed tears in upper right corner. One larger partially open tear (approx. 4.5 in or 114 mm) at bottom edge, with some discoloration evident where tape was used. Not examined out of frame. Dimensions 28.875 x 43 inches.
1948. A poster and ephemera for Orson Welles' 1948 film adaptation of Macbeth; ephemera includes ticket, two invitations to a private film showing, and a program for the event; all items age toned; poster significantly faded; all corners of poster chipped; inch-long closed tear at right side of poster; overall good condition; protected in a mylar sleeve; not examined out of sleeve. Poster dimensions: height 22 inches x width 14 inches. Located at Dupont store.
Rome. A large engraving of a Classical building at the foot of a hill; descriptive text in Italian at bottom edge of image; mild age-toning to paper; edges of paper uneven; no loss of text or image; closed tear at right side of paper; not matted; very good condition; in protective mylar sleeve; not examined out of sleeve. Dimensions: height 24 1/2 inches x width 17 3/4 inches. BB consignment. Located at Dupont store.
19th century. A watercolor scene of four people in 19th century clothing standing outside with Greco-Roman ruins; matted and framed; not examined out of frame; very good condition. Dimensions in frame: height 6 1/2 inches x width 8 1/2 inches; dimensions from sight: height 5 inches x width 7 inches. Located at Dupont store.
[c. 1830]. An oval tinted engraving of an outdoor scene, featuring snake charmers and their audience; some colors present; framed; not matted; not examined out of frame; back covered with paper; framer's sticker at back; text at back reads "Snake Charmers 19th Century c. 1830"; very good condition. Dimensions in frame: height 6 inches x width 8 inches; dimensions from sight: height 4 3/4 inches x width 6 1/2 inches. Located at Dupont store.
A framed painting of a seaside town landscape scene; "Sorrento" in white lettering at center of lower edge; framed and matted; not examined out of frame; frame with metal hanging fixture at upper edge; very good condition. Dimensions in frame: height 10 inches x width 11 1/2 inches; dimensions of image by sight: height 4 1/4 inches x width 6 inches. Located at Dupont store.