Manuscripts Auction

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This collection of historical manuscripts covers multiple eras from the Civil War to WWII to modern times. It also spans multiple social genres--such as politics, business, aviation, entertainment, literature and art--and includes examples from Presidents to iconic businessmen to cultural heroes to important writers and artists. Some of the highlights include: a rare handwritten interview from Watchmen author, Alan Moore, an Enzo Ferrari signed copy of Appunti di Storia, a Walt Disney TLS, a signed menu from Truman’s famous “Whistle Stop Tour” of 1948, an original Robert E. Lee CDV, a set of vintage PUCK magazine covers signed by the brilliant political artist, Frederick Opper, and a compilation of signed letters by some of the best cartoonists and illustrators in history, including Stan Lee, Garry Trudeau, Dean Young, Ham Fisher, Mort Walker, Alex Toth, Douglas Borgstedt and Paul Conrad, to name a few.

Advance Bidding starts January 27 and Live Bidding starts at 11am Saturday, February 15, 2014. All questions welcome and preview is available by appointment. Please call (323) 250-3980 or email us at blacksparrowauctions@gmail.com.
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Frederick Opper Signed Original Cover Print from Puck Magazine, May 7, 188451 - Frederick Opper Signed Original Cover Print from Puck Magazine, May 7, 1884
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OPPER, Frederick Burr. (1857-1937) One of the pioneers of American newspaper comic strips, best known for his comic strip Happy Hooligan. His comic ch
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Frederick Opper Signed Original Rear Cover Print from Puck Magazine, May 21, 188452 - Frederick Opper Signed Original Rear Cover Print from Puck Magazine, May 21, 1884
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OPPER, Frederick Burr. (1857-1937) One of the pioneers of American newspaper comic strips, best known for his comic strip Happy Hooligan. His comic ch
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Frederick Opper Signed Original Rear Cover Print from Puck Magazine, June 11, 188453 - Frederick Opper Signed Original Rear Cover Print from Puck Magazine, June 11, 1884
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OPPER, Frederick Burr. (1857-1937) One of the pioneers of American newspaper comic strips, best known for his comic strip Happy Hooligan. His comic ch
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Frederick Opper Signed Original Cover Print from Puck Magazine, June 18, 188454 - Frederick Opper Signed Original Cover Print from Puck Magazine, June 18, 1884
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OPPER, Frederick Burr. (1857-1937) One of the pioneers of American newspaper comic strips, best known for his comic strip Happy Hooligan. His comic ch
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Frederick Opper Signed Original Cover Print from Puck Magazine, June 25, 188455 - Frederick Opper Signed Original Cover Print from Puck Magazine, June 25, 1884
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OPPER, Frederick Burr. (1857-1937) One of the pioneers of American newspaper comic strips, best known for his comic strip Happy Hooligan. His comic ch
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Frederick Opper Signed Original Rear Cover Print from Puck Magazine, October 8, 188456 - Frederick Opper Signed Original Rear Cover Print from Puck Magazine, October 8, 1884
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OPPER, Frederick Burr. (1857-1937) One of the pioneers of American newspaper comic strips, best known for his comic strip Happy Hooligan. His comic ch
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Frederick Opper Signed Original Rear Cover Print from Puck Magazine, October 22, 188457 - Frederick Opper Signed Original Rear Cover Print from Puck Magazine, October 22, 1884
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OPPER, Frederick Burr. (1857-1937) One of the pioneers of American newspaper comic strips, best known for his comic strip Happy Hooligan. His comic ch
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Frederick Opper Signed Original Cover Print from Puck Magazine, November 26, 188458 - Frederick Opper Signed Original Cover Print from Puck Magazine, November 26, 1884
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OPPER, Frederick Burr. (1857-1937) One of the pioneers of American newspaper comic strips, best known for his comic strip Happy Hooligan. His comic ch
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Frederick Opper Signed Original Rear Cover Print from Puck Magazine, December 17, 188459 - Frederick Opper Signed Original Rear Cover Print from Puck Magazine, December 17, 1884
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OPPER, Frederick Burr. (1857-1937) One of the pioneers of American newspaper comic strips, best known for his comic strip Happy Hooligan. His comic ch
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Hollywood Report Gossip Columnist Louella Parsons Typed Letter Signed60 - Hollywood Report Gossip Columnist Louella Parsons Typed Letter Signed
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PARSONS, Louella. (1881-1972) American movie columnist, the very first person to work in that capacity. She was retained by William Randolph Hearst, p
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Flash Gordon Cartoonist Alex Raymond Autographed Letter Signed61 - Flash Gordon Cartoonist Alex Raymond Autographed Letter Signed
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RAYMOND, Alex. (1909-1956) American cartoonist, best known for creating Flash Gordon for King Features in 1934. The strip was subsequently adapted int
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Fighter Ace Captain Eddie Rickenbacker Typed Letter Signed62 - Fighter Ace Captain Eddie Rickenbacker Typed Letter Signed
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RICKENBACKER, Eddie. (1890-1973) American fighter ace in World War I and Medal of Honor recipient. With 26 aerial victories, he was America's mo...
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Cowboy Star & Western Singer Tex Ritter Autograph Note Signed63 - Cowboy Star & Western Singer Tex Ritter Autograph Note Signed
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RITTER, Tex. (1905-1974) American country music singer and movie actor popular from the mid-1930s into the 1960s. He is a member of the Country Music
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Comic Strip Artist Allen Saunders Typed Letter Signed64 - Comic Strip Artist Allen Saunders Typed Letter Signed
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SAUNDERS, Allen (1899-1986) was an American writer, journalist and cartoonist who wrote the comic strips Steve Roper, Mike Nomad, Mary Worth and Kerry
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Steven Soderbergh Typed Letter Signed65 - Steven Soderbergh Typed Letter Signed
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SODERBERGH, Steven. (1963- ) American film producer, screenwriter, cinematographer, editor, and director. His body of work includes both big budget an
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Lowell Thomas Signed Limited First Edition The First World Flight with Fabric from Plane66 - Lowell Thomas Signed Limited First Edition The First World Flight with Fabric from Plane
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THOMAS, Lowell. The First World Flight. Houghton Mifflin Company, 1925. “This autograph edition is limited to five hundred and seventy-five copies, si
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Red Sonja Comic Book Artist Frank Thorne Typed Letter Signed Re: Red Sonja67 - Red Sonja Comic Book Artist Frank Thorne Typed Letter Signed Re: Red Sonja
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THORNE, Frank. (1930- ) American comic book artist-writer, best known for popularizing the Marvel Comics character Red Sonja. Thorne took over from Di
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Space Ghost Artist Alex Toth Autograph Letter Signed68 - Space Ghost Artist Alex Toth Autograph Letter Signed
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TOTH, Alex. (1928-2006) American cartoonist active from the 1940s through the 1980s. Toth's work began in the American comic book industry, but ...
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Doonesbury Creator Garry Trudeau Typed Letter Signed69 - Doonesbury Creator Garry Trudeau Typed Letter Signed
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TRUDEAU, Garry. (1948- ) American cartoonist and creator of the acclaimed Doonesbury strip, Trudeau is the first comic strip artist to win the Pulitze
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Harry S. Truman Typed Letter Signed Regarding the 1960 Presidential Election70 - Harry S. Truman Typed Letter Signed Regarding the 1960 Presidential Election
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TRUMAN, Harry S. (1884-1972) 33rd President of the United States of America (1945–1953). As the final running mate of President Franklin D. R...
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Harry S. Truman Signed Menu from Whistle Stop Tour of 194871 - Harry S. Truman Signed Menu from Whistle Stop Tour of 1948
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TRUMAN, Harry S. (1884-1972) Senator, Vice President and 34th President of the United States. Autographed menu from the Southern Pacific Railroad Dini
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Beetle Bailey Cartoonist Mort Walker Autograph Letter Signed72 - Beetle Bailey Cartoonist Mort Walker Autograph Letter Signed
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WALKER, Mort. (1923- ) American comic artist best known for creating the newspaper comic strips Beetle Bailey in 1950 and Hi and Lois in 1954. He has
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Rare First Edition Webb and His Brigade at the Angle Gettysburg73 - Rare First Edition Webb and His Brigade at the Angle Gettysburg
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WEBB, Alexander Stewart. J. B. Lyon Company, Printers, Albany, 1916. First Edition. Quarto (10 ¾ X 8 ¼ in., 275 X 210 mm). 123 pages. Dark...
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Social Cartoonist Gluyas Williams Autograph Letter Signed74 - Social Cartoonist Gluyas Williams Autograph Letter Signed
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WILLIAMS, Gluyas. (1888-1982) American cartoonist, noted for his contributions to The New Yorker and other major magazines, graduated from Harvard in
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Blondie Comic Artist Dean Young Typed Letter Signed75 - Blondie Comic Artist Dean Young Typed Letter Signed
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YOUNG, Dean. (1938- ) Head writer of the popular comic strip Blondie, which he inherited from his father Chic Young, who died in 1973. Since then, Dea
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