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  • 1939 Letter by PAUL LEYSSAC - DANISH ACTOR and Hans Christian Andersen Translator by PAUL LEYSSAC 1939 Letter by PAUL LEYSSAC - DANISH ACTOR and Hans Christian Andersen Translator
    PAUL LEYSSAC

    PAUL LEYSSAC - HANDWRITTEN LETTER, written on "HOTEL CALIFORNIAN / SAN FRANCISCO" stationery, with "GOLDEN GATE INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION SAN FRANCISCO 1939" printed at the bottom of the sheet. Letter is handwritten on one side only. It is addressed to: "Dear Mrs. SCOTT KNIGHT SMITH" and is dated April 20, 1939. Letter thanks Mrs. Smith for ordering some books from him, asks her to send a check to his hotel, and exclaims "What a wonderful audience you have at the Century Club!" (obviously a theatre where he must have

    just performed). Letter is in VERY GOOD condition, a couple horizontal folds where it was probably folded to fit into an envelope (no envelope is present), and some light signs of handling.…

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    PAUL LEYSSAC - HANDWRITTEN LETTER, written on "HOTEL CALIFORNIAN / SAN FRANCISCO" stationery, with "GOLDEN GATE INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION SAN FRANCISCO 1939" printed at the bottom of the sheet. Letter is handwritten on one side only. It is addressed to: "Dear Mrs. SCOTT KNIGHT SMITH" and is dated April 20, 1939. Letter thanks Mrs. Smith for ordering some books from him, asks her to send a check to his hotel, and exclaims "What a wonderful audience you have at the Century Club!" (obviously a theatre where he must have

    just performed). Letter is in VERY GOOD condition, a couple horizontal folds where it was probably folded to fit into an envelope (no envelope is present), and some light signs of handling. PAUL LEYSSAC was a well-known stage actor who appeared opposite Ethel Barrymore and Marie Tempest and whose recitals of Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf were widely popular. Danish born, French accented Paul Leyssac was also an accomplished translator of Danish fairy-tale author Hans Christian Andersen. SCOTT KNIGHT SMITH was a noted Doctor and Vineyard Owner in SARATOGA, CALIFORNIA. Mrs. Scott Knight Smith was his wife.

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  • 1941 BROOKLYN JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL AUTOGRAPH BOOK - PS 149 East New York Junior High School 1941 BROOKLYN JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL AUTOGRAPH BOOK - PS 149 East New York Junior High School

    1941 Autograph Book kept by Murray, a student graduating from East New York Junior High School, Public School 149, later to be known as PS 149 "Danny Kaye". Like many schools in Brooklyn, the demographics of the school have changed dramatically since 1941.

    The autograph book is held in a zippered blue vinyl case which is embossed on the front cover with: "Autographs / E. N. Y. J. H. S. / 149". It measures 4..5x5.5 inches. There are approximately 60 pages where signatures and memories are written.

    Though the autographs in the book are all dated 1941, the autograph book itself was likely published in 1939 because the first 7 pages are photographs of the 1939 NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR.…

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    1941 Autograph Book kept by Murray, a student graduating from East New York Junior High School, Public School 149, later to be known as PS 149 "Danny Kaye". Like many schools in Brooklyn, the demographics of the school have changed dramatically since 1941.

    The autograph book is held in a zippered blue vinyl case which is embossed on the front cover with: "Autographs / E. N. Y. J. H. S. / 149". It measures 4..5x5.5 inches. There are approximately 60 pages where signatures and memories are written.

    Though the autographs in the book are all dated 1941, the autograph book itself was likely published in 1939 because the first 7 pages are photographs of the 1939 NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR. These are followed by a photograph of the school building and the school's principal. Then comes the autograph section.

    Some of the kids who signed and left comments in the book include: Harriet Rothberg, Lorraine Olanoff, Seymour Boom, Sol Wishnick, Meyer Meltzer, Seymour Weintraub, David Simon, Frieda Scharfstein, and many others.

    The owner of the autograph book was named Murray, though some referred to him as "Moish or Moe".

    The autograph book is in VERY GOOD condition, all the pages are tight, bright, clean and clear. The zippered case is sturdy and functions well, but the gilt embossing on the front cover has substantially faded.

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  • 1946-1950 Scrapbook CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA, California, HIGH SCHOOL GIRL + Her School LETTERMAN VEST by MARLENE LIU BERAR 1946-1950 Scrapbook CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA, California, HIGH SCHOOL GIRL + Her School LETTERMAN VEST
    MARLENE LIU BERAR

    Richly Filled SCRAPBOOK of MARLENE LIU BERAR, a Female STUDENT at CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA HIGH SCHOOL, CARMEL, CALIFORNIA 1946-1950. The scrapbook has pictorial vinyl covers, is string bound, and measures 12x14 inches. 40 of its scrapbook pages (20 leaves) are filled with ephemera pasted or taped on them, with many other items loose or laid in. Many of the scrapbook leaves are loose from the string binding. There are blank leaves at the rear. The Scrapbook is packed full of stuff that this active young saved during her years at Carmel-by-the-Sea, including lots of school newspapers and newspaper clippings, event notices, sports programs, ski club trips, work permit, driving permit, class photos, letters, her High School Diploma, and much more. Dates begin…

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    Richly Filled SCRAPBOOK of MARLENE LIU BERAR, a Female STUDENT at CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA HIGH SCHOOL, CARMEL, CALIFORNIA 1946-1950. The scrapbook has pictorial vinyl covers, is string bound, and measures 12x14 inches. 40 of its scrapbook pages (20 leaves) are filled with ephemera pasted or taped on them, with many other items loose or laid in. Many of the scrapbook leaves are loose from the string binding. There are blank leaves at the rear. The Scrapbook is packed full of stuff that this active young saved during her years at Carmel-by-the-Sea, including lots of school newspapers and newspaper clippings, event notices, sports programs, ski club trips, work permit, driving permit, class photos, letters, her High School Diploma, and much more. Dates begin in 1946 and end with her 1950 commencement and diploma. ALSO INCLUDED is her CARMEL HIGH SCHOOL LETTERMAN VEST with a number of sewn on school items, including a big C (for Carmel High School, of course), the number 50 (for the class of 1950), and two Carmel High School SKI CLUB patches. An "I was there" look at everyday life and events at CARMEL HIGH SCHOOL in 1946-1950 as lived by an active girl. Condition: The scrapbook and its contents are in good condition. Some of the inner pages are loose, but in their proper order.. The collected items have some general signs of handling and age, including some creases, bends, toning, tears, etc., but most everything remains bright and clean. A number of items have come loose and others have been laid in loosely. A nice, packed, joyful, Carmel-by-the-Sea High School scrapbook. The Carmel High School vest is in FAIR vintage condition, the letter C is almost off (being held on by a thread or two) and has fraying to its upper front area, and there are a few nickel and dime size, light, coffee like stains. Have fun reliving High School in mid century Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This scrapbook and sweater-vest will be heavy to ship and will require substantial additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • 1947 DUEL IN THE SUN - FILM FOOTAGE SCHEDULE - Ephemera from the GREAT MOTION PICTURE 1947 DUEL IN THE SUN - FILM FOOTAGE SCHEDULE - Ephemera from the GREAT MOTION PICTURE

    DUEL IN THE SUN - Film Footage Schedule for All Domestic Release Prints, Showing All Positive Splices. PRINTS NUMBER 1 to 307. Dated May 1, 1947. Unusual Piece of Motion Picture Ephemera. Heavy stock paper covers, typed title and other info on front cover, two inner pages with mimeographed information, side stapled. Condition: Staples rusted but holding well, some creasing to the corners from handling, overall bright and clean. "Duel in the Sun", one of the great films of the 20th century! Martin Scorsese stated that this was the first film he ever saw and holds it in high regard. He mentioned it in his documentary of American movies. Please be sure you noted that this has only TWO PAGES…

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    DUEL IN THE SUN - Film Footage Schedule for All Domestic Release Prints, Showing All Positive Splices. PRINTS NUMBER 1 to 307. Dated May 1, 1947. Unusual Piece of Motion Picture Ephemera. Heavy stock paper covers, typed title and other info on front cover, two inner pages with mimeographed information, side stapled. Condition: Staples rusted but holding well, some creasing to the corners from handling, overall bright and clean. "Duel in the Sun", one of the great films of the 20th century! Martin Scorsese stated that this was the first film he ever saw and holds it in high regard. He mentioned it in his documentary of American movies. Please be sure you noted that this has only TWO PAGES plus covers. Yes, it's very thin, but it's a RARE and interesting piece of motion picture history.

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  • 1948 EDWARD F. HUTTON (E.F. HUTTON) Typed Letter SIGNED to MELLON FAMILY MEMBER by E. F. HUTTON 1948 EDWARD F. HUTTON (E.F. HUTTON) Typed Letter SIGNED to MELLON FAMILY MEMBER
    E. F. HUTTON

    TYPED LETTER from EDWARD F. HUTTON (aka E.F. Hutton) to DR. MATTHEW T. MELLON (of the wealthy MELLON FAMILY - There is a Foundation in the name of Dr. Matthew T. Mellon). One Page Letter, 8.5" x 11", on E. F. Hutton & Company Letterhead. Typed letter dated March 24, 1948. Letter presumably dictated by Edward Hutton, typed by Secretary, then SIGNED by Edward F. Hutton in a friendly tone at the bottom: "ED". Condition: some folds where the letter was probably folded to fit into an envelope, some light creases and signs of handling, overall bright, solid and clean, with a bold signature.

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  • 1950 SCRAPBOOK Road Trip SANTA ANA, CA to BOZEMAN, MT w/ PHOTOS, HANDWRITTEN DIARY NOTES by LAURENCE L. BELANGER 1950 SCRAPBOOK Road Trip SANTA ANA, CA to BOZEMAN, MT w/ PHOTOS, HANDWRITTEN DIARY NOTES
    LAURENCE L. BELANGER

    SCRAPBOOK of LAURENCE L. BELANGER of Santa Ana, California, who went to BOZEMAN MONTANA for the SUMMER OF 1950 to Teach a Summer Course at MONTANA STATE COLLEGE. He brought his family along for the long road trip that included National Parks and lots of fishing.

    Includes a 1950 Montana State College Bulletin for the Summer Session 1950 mounted on the inside front cover, a telegram offering Belanger the job in Bozeman pasted on the next page, lots of photos, postcards and ephemera. There are copious handwritten descriptions, notes, and diary type entries. The trip included Bozeman, Yellowstone, fishing spots, etc.

    Stiff scrapbook covers, string bound, 9x11.5 inches, 38 pages (19 leaves). 50 photos most 3.25x4.5 inches, some 3.25x5.5…

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    SCRAPBOOK of LAURENCE L. BELANGER of Santa Ana, California, who went to BOZEMAN MONTANA for the SUMMER OF 1950 to Teach a Summer Course at MONTANA STATE COLLEGE. He brought his family along for the long road trip that included National Parks and lots of fishing.

    Includes a 1950 Montana State College Bulletin for the Summer Session 1950 mounted on the inside front cover, a telegram offering Belanger the job in Bozeman pasted on the next page, lots of photos, postcards and ephemera. There are copious handwritten descriptions, notes, and diary type entries. The trip included Bozeman, Yellowstone, fishing spots, etc.

    Stiff scrapbook covers, string bound, 9x11.5 inches, 38 pages (19 leaves). 50 photos most 3.25x4.5 inches, some 3.25x5.5 inches. Postcards, brochures, route map.

    What makes this scrapbook most interesting are the handwritten annotations to everything mounted within.

    A fun look at a road trip in the West in 1950.

    Condition: The first scrapbook leaf is loose, otherwise everything is in VERY GOOD solid condition.

    INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This scrapbook will require additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • 1950s FAMILY PHOTO ALBUM w/ 50 SNAPSHOTS in BOATS on BEACH with BIG FISH 1950s FAMILY PHOTO ALBUM w/ 50 SNAPSHOTS in BOATS on BEACH with BIG FISH

    FAMILY PHOTO ALBUM with 50 Original b&w Photographs from the 1940s - 1950s. Snapshots of People on Boats and Beaches, and in front of Homes and Buildings. Good background images. Seems to be a Oceanside or Lakeside area. The album has NO HANDWRITTEN INFORMATION, so I have no idea who the people are or where they are. The 50 photographs are mounted with photo corner mounts in a vinyl cover photo album. The snapshots range in size, including their white borders, from 3.5x5" to 3x4" to 2.5x3.5" to a few even smaller. The images in and the style of these b&w photographs appears to date them from the 1940s and 1950s. Condition: Most of the photos are clean, clear, bright…

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    FAMILY PHOTO ALBUM with 50 Original b&w Photographs from the 1940s - 1950s. Snapshots of People on Boats and Beaches, and in front of Homes and Buildings. Good background images. Seems to be a Oceanside or Lakeside area. The album has NO HANDWRITTEN INFORMATION, so I have no idea who the people are or where they are. The 50 photographs are mounted with photo corner mounts in a vinyl cover photo album. The snapshots range in size, including their white borders, from 3.5x5" to 3x4" to 2.5x3.5" to a few even smaller. The images in and the style of these b&w photographs appears to date them from the 1940s and 1950s. Condition: Most of the photos are clean, clear, bright and sharp; a few have faded, and a few have some stains. The album is in solid, clean condition.

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  • 1950s RUSSIAN AEROFLOT PILOT Small ARCHIVE of PHOTOS some HAND ANNOTATED in RUSSIAN 1950s RUSSIAN AEROFLOT PILOT Small ARCHIVE of PHOTOS some HAND ANNOTATED in RUSSIAN

    A FAMILY PHOTO ARCHIVE of a PILOT from RUSSIA / THE SOVIET UNION. 55 loose photographic items of various sizes, most 2x4 to 4x6 inches, held in a paper portfolio. 10 of the items have handwritten information on the backsides, in Russian. Most are candid photos, some are photos of photos, some are photos of documents. Most appear to have been made in the 1950s to 1960s, a few are earlier. Most of the photos are in reasonably GOOD condition, though some in lesser condition with tears and fading. The paper portfolio that holds the photos is only in FAIR condition, with lots of soiling and creases, but it is still doing its job.

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  • 1952 Original FILM STUDIO LETTER ACCUSING ITS CO-FOUNDER OF THEFT - SIGNED by Albert Zugsmith 1952 Original FILM STUDIO LETTER ACCUSING ITS CO-FOUNDER OF THEFT - SIGNED
    Albert Zugsmith

    Letter by ALBERT ZUGSMITH, PRESIDENT of AMERICAN PICTURES CORPORATION / RKO - PATHE STUDIOS, on Company Stationery, ACCUSING its CO-FOUNDER, AUBREY WISBERG, and a FILM PRODUCER, JACK POLLEXFEN, of CORPORATE THEFT. Dated April 1, 1952. On 8.5" x 11" Company Stationery with Its Letterhead at the top. Watermarked rag paper. Typed letter, typed on the front side only, typing is tangible on the backside. SIGNED by Albert Zugsmith, President of American Pictures Corp. One of the coolest, insider, back-stabbing, Hollywood Film Industry, letters that I have ever seen! Creasing and toning, primarily to the margins, two horizontal folds where the letter was probably folded to fit into an envelope (no envelope present), overall still GOOD condition, certainly suitable for framing!…

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    Letter by ALBERT ZUGSMITH, PRESIDENT of AMERICAN PICTURES CORPORATION / RKO - PATHE STUDIOS, on Company Stationery, ACCUSING its CO-FOUNDER, AUBREY WISBERG, and a FILM PRODUCER, JACK POLLEXFEN, of CORPORATE THEFT. Dated April 1, 1952. On 8.5" x 11" Company Stationery with Its Letterhead at the top. Watermarked rag paper. Typed letter, typed on the front side only, typing is tangible on the backside. SIGNED by Albert Zugsmith, President of American Pictures Corp. One of the coolest, insider, back-stabbing, Hollywood Film Industry, letters that I have ever seen! Creasing and toning, primarily to the margins, two horizontal folds where the letter was probably folded to fit into an envelope (no envelope present), overall still GOOD condition, certainly suitable for framing! You can read about ALBERT ZUGSMITH, AUBREY WISBERG and JACK POLLEXFEN on Wikipedia (they each have their own page).

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  • 1954 DELAWARE PARK HORSE RACE TRACK Plan to FILM RACES w/ 5 ORIGINAL 8x10 PHOTOS 1954 DELAWARE PARK HORSE RACE TRACK Plan to FILM RACES w/ 5 ORIGINAL 8x10 PHOTOS

    NEW DEVELOPMENTS at DELAWARE PARK in 1954. (1) In TELEVISION WORK, (2) In NEWS PHOTO EXPANSION, (3) In FILM PATROL TECHNIQUE. 18 typescript leaves with text on one side only, plus FIVE ORIGINAL 8X10 B&W PHOTOGRAPHS, pages and photos 2 hole punched at their left margin, bound in a stiff folder with metal bracket, typed title label on front cover. Report by this THOROUGHBRED HORSE RACING TRACK on its new, and at the time novel, plan to film races at the Park for promotional and news purposes, as well as on the expansion of its still photography capabilities. The report goes into detail as to how the Track Organization intends to make the films unique enough that TV stations will…

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    NEW DEVELOPMENTS at DELAWARE PARK in 1954. (1) In TELEVISION WORK, (2) In NEWS PHOTO EXPANSION, (3) In FILM PATROL TECHNIQUE. 18 typescript leaves with text on one side only, plus FIVE ORIGINAL 8X10 B&W PHOTOGRAPHS, pages and photos 2 hole punched at their left margin, bound in a stiff folder with metal bracket, typed title label on front cover. Report by this THOROUGHBRED HORSE RACING TRACK on its new, and at the time novel, plan to film races at the Park for promotional and news purposes, as well as on the expansion of its still photography capabilities. The report goes into detail as to how the Track Organization intends to make the films unique enough that TV stations will want to show them without the Track having to pay for play. Condition: Some wear and staining to covers, including coffee cup rings, droplet stains, soiling, and some edge and corner wear. Internally very nice, the pages and photos are bright, clean, clear, and unmarked. One of a only few, perhaps even a one of a kind report. An interesting, rare item related to the history of Delaware Park. About DELAWARE PARK THOROUGHBRED HORSE RACING TRACK (from Wikipedia): ******Delaware Park (also known as DelPark) is an American horse racing track, casino, and golf course in Stanton, Delaware. It is located just outside the city of Wilmington, and about 30 miles from Philadelphia. William DuPont, Jr. a designer of twenty three racing courses, designed and built Delaware Park Racetrack in partnership with Donald P. Ross. Phillip T. Harris of Media, PA., was hired as the architectural engineer. The facility opened on June 26, 1937 and today is the only thoroughbred horse racing track in the state of Delaware. Races are run from May to October. In recent years, near Triple Crown winner Afleet Alex and Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro, both won their career debuts at Delaware (Barbaro did it on the grass at 7-1), and the sprint champion mare Xtra Heat was based there. The track is now home to many horses who routinely ship to and win at the major circuits in New York, Florida and Kentucky.******

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  • 1954 Letter MADAME DE PINS owner BEAULIEU VINEYARDS re: FIRE INSURANCE for her NAPA VALLEY WINES by Raymond Armsby, MARQUISE HELENE DE PINS 1954 Letter MADAME DE PINS owner BEAULIEU VINEYARDS re: FIRE INSURANCE for her NAPA VALLEY WINES
    Raymond Armsby, MARQUISE HELENE DE PINS

    1945 LETTER to MARQUISE HELENE DE PINS, PARIS, FRANCE, from RAYMOND ARMSBY, Mutual Life Insurance Company, San Francisco. The Marquise Helene de Pins was a French Aristocrat who inherited the BEAULIEU VINEYARDS of Rutherford, NAPA VALLEY. Raymond Armsby was a San Francisco socialite, Member of the BOHEMIAN CLUB, and, at the time, an Insurance agent for the rich and famous. Single Page Typed Letter, Signed by Armsby, on Mutual Life Insurance Co. of New York stationery. The letter is dated May 20, 1954. The letter comes with its original mailing envelope. In the letter Armsby suggests to Marquise de Pins that her property (i.e. wines) stored in an expensive to insure Champagne Cellar be moved to one of the buildings…

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    1945 LETTER to MARQUISE HELENE DE PINS, PARIS, FRANCE, from RAYMOND ARMSBY, Mutual Life Insurance Company, San Francisco. The Marquise Helene de Pins was a French Aristocrat who inherited the BEAULIEU VINEYARDS of Rutherford, NAPA VALLEY. Raymond Armsby was a San Francisco socialite, Member of the BOHEMIAN CLUB, and, at the time, an Insurance agent for the rich and famous. Single Page Typed Letter, Signed by Armsby, on Mutual Life Insurance Co. of New York stationery. The letter is dated May 20, 1954. The letter comes with its original mailing envelope. In the letter Armsby suggests to Marquise de Pins that her property (i.e. wines) stored in an expensive to insure Champagne Cellar be moved to one of the buildings on her Vineyards where FIRE INSURANCE rates would be less expensive, implying that the$30,000 in insurance she currently held should be returned to a $50,000 level. From the letter: ".you desired only to insure the personal property stored in the Champagne Cellar for.$30,000.It is unfortunate. that the property was moved from San Francisco for storage in a building on which the Fire Rating Bureau had placed such a high premium rate.I suggest you look over your buildings at the Vineyards, indicate to me the one in which you wish to place the property. a building with a low fire rate." Condition:

    The letter has several folds from where it was folded to fit into a small envelope, and some corner tip creases. Overall the letter is tight, bright, clean. The envelope is well used, lots of postal stamps, a forwarding label, and wear from being opened, but still clearly shows the return address and the name of Marquise Helene de Pins. About the Marquise Helene de Pins, aka Madame de Pins, and the Beaulieu Vineyards (from Wikipedia): ******Marquise Helene de Pins, the widow of the Marquis de Pins and daughter of the late Georges de Latour, who founded Beaulieu Vineyard in 1900 after immigrating to the United States from the Perigord region of southern France, inherited the Beaulieu Vineyards after the death of her husband. In the 1950s and 1960s Beaulieu was considered one of the Big Four Napa Valley producers, along with Inglenook, Charles Krug, and Louis Martini. The winery was purchased by international conglomerate Heublein in 1969. Heublein was later acquired by RJR Nabisco, then sold to Grand Metropolitan in 1987. Grand Metropolitan became Diageo plc in 1997 through a merger with Guinness. In 2016 Diageo sold Beaulieu Vineyard to Treasury Wine Estates.****** (I miss the good old days when an Heiress rather than a Conglomerate owned wineries!)

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  • 1956 BODEGA BAY - TIMBER LEASE AGREEMENT Original Signed Detailed Document by Passalacqua 1956 BODEGA BAY - TIMBER LEASE AGREEMENT Original Signed Detailed Document
    Passalacqua

    An AGREEMENT between WILLIAM A. PASSALACQUA, et al., and P.O. PAYNE, "for the purpose of FALLING, BUCKING, LOGGING and HAULING of THEIR TIMBER unto the SPRINGFIELD MILL CO. at Lytton, California". SIGNED by two Passalacquas and a Payne on the last page. Document is dated April 17, 1956. It relates to timber land owned by the Passalacqua family in BODEGA BAY, California. Six page legal document, typed on 8.5" x 13" paper, folded into a blue legal paper folder dated April 1956. Document prepared by "Francis M. PASSALACQUA / Attorney At Law / Healdsburg, California" (as stated on the front of the folded folder). VERY GOOD condition, just light signs of handling.

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  • 1959 MAJORITY OF ONE Program SIGNED by CEDRIC HARDWICKE, GERTRUDE BERG, BERTA GERSTEN, SAHOMI TACHIBANA + 9 Others by Leonard Spigelgass 1959 MAJORITY OF ONE Program SIGNED by CEDRIC HARDWICKE, GERTRUDE BERG, BERTA GERSTEN, SAHOMI TACHIBANA + 9 Others
    Leonard Spigelgass

    A MAJORITY OF ONE - SOUVENIR PROGRAM of the Award Winning Theatrical Play about Prejudice against the Japanese. Published circa 1959. SIGNED by THIRTEEN of the PERFORMERS, most notably: SIR CEDRIC HARDWICKE, GERTRUDE BERG, BERTA GERSTEN, and SAHOMI TACHIBANA. Other signers are Maurice Ottinger, Joyce Flynn, Arsenio Trinidad, Kanna Ishii, John Malcolm, Claire Lu Thomas, Yasuko Adachi, Yvette Cardinoza and Yoji Matsuda. An Original Vintage Autographed Stage Play Souvenir Program, illustrated paper covers, side stapled, 9x12" [23 x 30 cm], 16 pages. GOOD condition:

    the covers have some finger smudges, the rear covers' spine margin has a 2" scrape, the spine fold is splitting for 1.5" at the bottom; internally, the "Berta Gersten" page has been pasted over the page…

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    A MAJORITY OF ONE - SOUVENIR PROGRAM of the Award Winning Theatrical Play about Prejudice against the Japanese. Published circa 1959. SIGNED by THIRTEEN of the PERFORMERS, most notably: SIR CEDRIC HARDWICKE, GERTRUDE BERG, BERTA GERSTEN, and SAHOMI TACHIBANA. Other signers are Maurice Ottinger, Joyce Flynn, Arsenio Trinidad, Kanna Ishii, John Malcolm, Claire Lu Thomas, Yasuko Adachi, Yvette Cardinoza and Yoji Matsuda. An Original Vintage Autographed Stage Play Souvenir Program, illustrated paper covers, side stapled, 9x12" [23 x 30 cm], 16 pages. GOOD condition:

    the covers have some finger smudges, the rear covers' spine margin has a 2" scrape, the spine fold is splitting for 1.5" at the bottom; internally, the "Berta Gersten" page has been pasted over the page of a previous actress and there is some light glue shorelining to the top and bottom margin of the glued on page's backside, overall the inner pages are just lightly used, still bright and clean. SCARCE with the SIGNATURES of CEDRIC HARDWICKE, GERTRUDE BERG and ELEVEN OTHERS. About A MAJORITY OF ONE (from Wikipedia): ******The play is a drama concerning racial prejudice involving Mrs. Jacoby, a Jewish widow from Brooklyn, New York, and Koichi Asano, a millionaire widower from Tokyo. Mrs. Jacoby is sailing to Japan with her daughter and foreign service officer son-in-law who is being posted to the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo. She still considers the country the enemy responsible for the death of her son during World War II, but her feelings change when she meets Mr. Asano on board the ship. When she advises her family of Mr. Asano's desire to court her, Mrs. Jacoby's daughter, whose loyalty is to her mother rather than her husband, objects to the possibility of an interracial marriage. The 1959-60 Broadway production was directed by Dore Schary and ran for 3 previews and 556 performances, with Gertrude Berg and Cedric Hardwicke. In 1961 Spigelgass adapted his play for a Warner Bros. film starring Rosalind Russell, Alec Guinness, Madlyn Rhue and Ray Danton and directed by Mervyn LeRoy.******

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  • 1962 BEVERLY HILLS HIGH SCHOOL Newspaper & EPHEMERA re: COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES and GRADUATING SENIORS 1962 BEVERLY HILLS HIGH SCHOOL Newspaper & EPHEMERA re: COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES and GRADUATING SENIORS

    1962 BEVERLY HILLS HIGH SCHOOL. (1) HIGHLIGHTS, the SENIOR EDITION of the CLASS OF 1962. Newspaper, 16 pages, single fold sheets one inside the other, 10x15 inches, folded in half horizontally (perhaps distributed that way). Contains various articles on the Senior Class and its upcoming Commencement Exercises. (2) Two identical copies of the Fifty-seventh Commencement Exercises Program, single fold, 7x10 inches each. (3) Alumni List Of Class Of 62. Seven 8x10 sheets, printed on one side only, single staple at upper corner. Gives an alphabetical listing of all the students, with their address, phone, and college to be attended. (4) A two page seating chart. (5) A 3 page Special Bulletin regarding the Commencement Exercises. (6) A 2 page booklet…

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    1962 BEVERLY HILLS HIGH SCHOOL. (1) HIGHLIGHTS, the SENIOR EDITION of the CLASS OF 1962. Newspaper, 16 pages, single fold sheets one inside the other, 10x15 inches, folded in half horizontally (perhaps distributed that way). Contains various articles on the Senior Class and its upcoming Commencement Exercises. (2) Two identical copies of the Fifty-seventh Commencement Exercises Program, single fold, 7x10 inches each. (3) Alumni List Of Class Of 62. Seven 8x10 sheets, printed on one side only, single staple at upper corner. Gives an alphabetical listing of all the students, with their address, phone, and college to be attended. (4) A two page seating chart. (5) A 3 page Special Bulletin regarding the Commencement Exercises. (6) A 2 page booklet titled Comical Capers. Appears to be the program for a fun event to be held later the same day as the Commencement Exercises. CONDITION: The Newspaper has some closed edge tears, creases, and signs of handling, but is still solid, bright, clean and complete. The ephemera is all in Very Good condition, just light signs of handling, a few names circled in ink here and there.

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  • 1963 Letter JAPANESE WOMAN to MRS. ELLERY SEDGWICK re: KENNEDY ASSASSINATION by Ellery Sedgwick 1963 Letter JAPANESE WOMAN to MRS. ELLERY SEDGWICK re: KENNEDY ASSASSINATION
    Ellery Sedgwick

    Two page handwritten letter, by HIROKO TANABE to MRS. SEDGWICK (wife of Ellery Sedgwick 1872-1960). Written in blue-ink on the front side of two sheets of onion skin paper. Dated Dec. 22, 1963. Letter informs Mrs. Sedgwick of the death of her, Hiroko Tanabe's, husband last month. Letter is full of close friendship, with Hiroko looking forward to seeing Mrs. Sedgwick in Japan again soon. There is a full paragraph that reads: "As you said, the loss of your good President is a stunning tragedy, not only to your people, but to the whole world, and I hope with you that your people will turn the loss into a blessing by carrying out many of his plans and endeavors." GOOD…

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    Two page handwritten letter, by HIROKO TANABE to MRS. SEDGWICK (wife of Ellery Sedgwick 1872-1960). Written in blue-ink on the front side of two sheets of onion skin paper. Dated Dec. 22, 1963. Letter informs Mrs. Sedgwick of the death of her, Hiroko Tanabe's, husband last month. Letter is full of close friendship, with Hiroko looking forward to seeing Mrs. Sedgwick in Japan again soon. There is a full paragraph that reads: "As you said, the loss of your good President is a stunning tragedy, not only to your people, but to the whole world, and I hope with you that your people will turn the loss into a blessing by carrying out many of his plans and endeavors." GOOD condition, folds from where the pages were folded to fit into an envelope ( no envelope present), writing is bright and clear.

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  • 1965 Ephemera CAPT. CURTIS A. THOR, U.S. AIR FORCE re: AIR TRANSPORT, GUAM, VIETNAM by Captain Curtis A. Thor 1965 Ephemera CAPT. CURTIS A. THOR, U.S. AIR FORCE re: AIR TRANSPORT, GUAM, VIETNAM
    Captain Curtis A. Thor

    Ephemera of

    CAPT. CURTIS A. THOR, U.S. AIR FORCE re: AIR TRANSPORT, GUAM, VIETNAM, with the largest folder of documents coming from 1965 and 1966 while he was STATION TRAFFIC OFFICER at ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, GUAM, during the time of the VIETNAM WAR. All the items are in generally GOOD condition, with general signs of handling and wear, still bright and clean. The materials are: (1) A paper written by Capt. Curtis titled: INTERIOR CLEANING OF TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT, A STAFF STUDY. Written for the 1608th Air Terminal Squadron, Charleston Air Force Base, South Carolina. Six typed pages with hand corrections throughout. There is a handwritten critique of the paper on the back of the last page, apparently written by…

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    CAPT. CURTIS A. THOR, U.S. AIR FORCE re: AIR TRANSPORT, GUAM, VIETNAM, with the largest folder of documents coming from 1965 and 1966 while he was STATION TRAFFIC OFFICER at ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, GUAM, during the time of the VIETNAM WAR. All the items are in generally GOOD condition, with general signs of handling and wear, still bright and clean. The materials are: (1) A paper written by Capt. Curtis titled: INTERIOR CLEANING OF TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT, A STAFF STUDY. Written for the 1608th Air Terminal Squadron, Charleston Air Force Base, South Carolina. Six typed pages with hand corrections throughout. There is a handwritten critique of the paper on the back of the last page, apparently written by a supervisor. Bound in a student type paper folder. Dated 2 November 1959. (2) A THESIS by Captain Curtis A. Thor titled: AEROSPACE THESIS : CAPSULE EJECTION FROM SUPERSONIC AIRCRAFT. Written at the Squadron Officer School. Six typed pages plus a bibliography and title page, bound in a student type paper folder. Dated 1 December 1959. (3) Booklet published by the DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE titled INFORMATION ON VIETNAM FOR AIR FORCE PERSONNEL. AFP 216-9. Dated 17 July 1967. 26 pages. (4) Folder filled with numerous documents written for distribution to the 1507TH SUPPORT SQUADRON, ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, GUAM. All the documents are dated in 1965 and 1966. Many of the documents were written by CAPTAIN CURTIS A. THOR, Station Traffic Officer, with a few by MAJOR LLOYD W. JOHNSTON, Station Traffic Officer. Each document is paginated separately, approximately 150 pages.

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  • 1966 A HORSE BREEDER'S BINDER w/150-200 Handwritten & Official Sheets w/ information on MARES BRED by Russell Smith 1966 A HORSE BREEDER'S BINDER w/150-200 Handwritten & Official Sheets w/ information on MARES BRED
    Russell Smith

    Three Ring Binder filled with Handwritten Notes and Official Record Sheets on Mares Bred (Pacific Coast Quarter Horses) during 1965 and 1966. Horse names include: BLUE CACTUS, Jesse Bar, BLUE LEDGER, Blue Miller, BOLD MINUTE, (Copay?) Coleen, CAT SOX, and many many MORE. For each horse, or perhaps for each time a mare is bred, there is a page with some handwritten notes followed by what appears to be an official page filled with small boxes with handwritten code letters in many of the boxes (I assume breeders know what the code letters stand for). Approximately 150 - 200 total sheets, meaning 75-100 pages of notes with 75-100 official sheets with handwritten letter codes. There is no definitive information on…

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    Three Ring Binder filled with Handwritten Notes and Official Record Sheets on Mares Bred (Pacific Coast Quarter Horses) during 1965 and 1966. Horse names include: BLUE CACTUS, Jesse Bar, BLUE LEDGER, Blue Miller, BOLD MINUTE, (Copay?) Coleen, CAT SOX, and many many MORE. For each horse, or perhaps for each time a mare is bred, there is a page with some handwritten notes followed by what appears to be an official page filled with small boxes with handwritten code letters in many of the boxes (I assume breeders know what the code letters stand for). Approximately 150 - 200 total sheets, meaning 75-100 pages of notes with 75-100 official sheets with handwritten letter codes. There is no definitive information on the binder's owner, perhaps RUSSELL SMITH because there is a personal letter (apparently unrelated to horse breeding) laid-in the front on his letterhead which reads: "Russell Smith / R-S / Registered Quarter Horses / Paicines, California." Russell Smith was actively involved in the PCQHA, so it would make sense that the binder was his. However, the letter is dated 1955 and the horse information is from 1965-1966, so... GOOD condition, some of the pages have pulled away from the 3 rings and are torn at the holes, but they remain in their proper order; otherwise the pages are bright, clean, clear and fully legible. An interesting look at Quarter Horse Breeding in Northern California.

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  • 1967 PRE-BIG GAME PARTY at S.F. ROWING CLUB : PLAY the MARTINI METER GAME (Big Game was Stanford vs Cal Berkeley) 1967 PRE-BIG GAME PARTY at S.F. ROWING CLUB : PLAY the MARTINI METER GAME (Big Game was Stanford vs Cal Berkeley)

    1967 PRE-BIG GAME PARTY on Friday, November 17 at the S.F. Rowing Club at Fisherman's Wharf. (The BIG GAME of Stanford vs. UC Berkeley was on Saturday, November 18, 1967.) Hosts Nancy and Doug Tuck, Bill Kneass, and Harry and Judy Hunt. Single fold to make four pages, menu style format, heavy stock paper, printing on front cover and inner 2 panels, rear panel blank, 9x12 inches. GOOD condition, a crease to the upper corner area, light creases from handling, still solid and bright. Publisher unstated. The "Martini Meter Chart" on the 3rd panel is quite funny.

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  • 1970 Radical UNDERGROUND Militant INDIAN POWER Scarce San Francisco Protest Zine WARPATH by Lehman Brightman, editor 1970 Radical UNDERGROUND Militant INDIAN POWER Scarce San Francisco Protest Zine WARPATH
    Lehman Brightman, editor

    Extremely scarce original 1970 San Francisco Indian Civil Rights Movement, Red Power Newspaper.

    THE WARPATH Vol. II, No. 3 [Summer 1970] United Native Americans Liberation News Service International Indian Newspaper. San Francisco, California. Lehman Brightman, founding editor. Original 1970 newspaper, 16 pages, 16" x 11.25", illustrated with unique photographs and graphics. GOOD CONDITION: complete as issued, folded (a little off kilter), some wear at the folds and fold intersections (no text loss), pages toned (as normal), some pencil marks, edgewear including light chipping/small closed tears, still a solid, complete, bright, clean and supple copy of this very rare radical 1970 militant Native American newspaper.

    THE WARPATH, a radical Indian rights publication established in 1968 as part of the nascent Red…

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    Extremely scarce original 1970 San Francisco Indian Civil Rights Movement, Red Power Newspaper.

    THE WARPATH Vol. II, No. 3 [Summer 1970] United Native Americans Liberation News Service International Indian Newspaper. San Francisco, California. Lehman Brightman, founding editor. Original 1970 newspaper, 16 pages, 16" x 11.25", illustrated with unique photographs and graphics. GOOD CONDITION: complete as issued, folded (a little off kilter), some wear at the folds and fold intersections (no text loss), pages toned (as normal), some pencil marks, edgewear including light chipping/small closed tears, still a solid, complete, bright, clean and supple copy of this very rare radical 1970 militant Native American newspaper.

    THE WARPATH, a radical Indian rights publication established in 1968 as part of the nascent Red Power Movement. Founded in San Francisco as the official publication for activist journalist Lehman Brightman's new organization, United Native Americans, Inc., a pan tribal Indian liberation group that challenged government power and advocated for Indian self-determination. THE WARPATH fostered Indian pride, attacked stereotypes, highlighted racial discrimination, investigated government abuses, and argued vehemently for more political power for American Indians. With its militant rhetoric reflective of the turbulent times (the Black Panther Party forming in Oakland, Vietnam War and Free Speech protests around the Bay Area, etc.), THE WARPATH was an important voice in the resistance and struggle for Indian rights during its five-year run (1968-1973).

    Lehman Brightman (1930-2017) Sioux and Creek Indian, Long-time Activist, Civil Rights Advocate, Director of the American Indian Studies at UC Berkeley, Professor, founded U.N.A. Inc, took part in the occupations of Alcatraz, Mount Rushmore and Wounded Knee, Publisher of the first inter-tribal militant newspaper, issued a call for war on the B.I.A. and rebelled against the U.S. government's account of history.

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  • 1975 Original THIRD ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL SAN FRANCISCO BOOK FAIR POSTER / BANNER 1975 Original THIRD ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL SAN FRANCISCO BOOK FAIR POSTER / BANNER

    1975 THIRD ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL SAN FRANCISCO BOOK FAIR POSTER / BANNER, ink stamped on felt. Measures 17x34 inches. Image on one side only. Probably was meant to be hung like a banner.

    Only FAIR condition, there are a couple big holes at the upper corners (probably from where it was originally hung), lots of other holes and tears throughout, some from handling, some perhaps even from moths (you can see the holes when the banner is held up to the light); there is soiling, especially at the lower section. Nonetheless a still solid poster /banner from the San Francisco International Book Fair poster of 1975.

    A scarce item from back in the day when there were actually major book fairs…

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    1975 THIRD ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL SAN FRANCISCO BOOK FAIR POSTER / BANNER, ink stamped on felt. Measures 17x34 inches. Image on one side only. Probably was meant to be hung like a banner.

    Only FAIR condition, there are a couple big holes at the upper corners (probably from where it was originally hung), lots of other holes and tears throughout, some from handling, some perhaps even from moths (you can see the holes when the banner is held up to the light); there is soiling, especially at the lower section. Nonetheless a still solid poster /banner from the San Francisco International Book Fair poster of 1975.

    A scarce item from back in the day when there were actually major book fairs in the city of San Francisco!

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