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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Editorial Cartoonist Bill Mauldin Autograph Note Signed with Self Caricature Sketch41 - Editorial Cartoonist Bill Mauldin Autograph Note Signed with Self Caricature Sketch
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MAULDIN, Bill. (1921-2003) American editorial cartoonist who was most famous for his World War II cartoons depicting American soldiers, as represented
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Pulitzer Winner & Bringing Up Father Artist George McManus Handwritten Letter42 - Pulitzer Winner & Bringing Up Father Artist George McManus Handwritten Letter
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MCMANUS, George. (1884-1954) American cartoonist best known as the creator of Irish immigrant “Jiggs” and his wife “Maggie,...
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Rare Alan Moore Signed Handwritten Interview Questionnaire about Watchmen43 - Rare Alan Moore Signed Handwritten Interview Questionnaire about Watchmen
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MOORE, Alan. (1953- ) English writer primarily known for his work in comic books, a medium where he has produced series including Watchmen, V for Vend
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Vintage Benito Mussolini Signed Photo44 - Vintage Benito Mussolini Signed Photo
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MUSSOLINI, Benito Amilcare Andrea. (1883-1945) Leader of the National Fascist Party of Italy and Prime Minister from 1922 until his ousting in 1943. S
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Richard Nixon Signed First Edition of The Real War45 - Richard Nixon Signed First Edition of The Real War
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NIXON, Richard. The Real War. Warner Books, (1980). First edition, first printing. Quarto (9 ¼ X 6 ¼ in., 235 X 160 mm). 341 pages. Red cl...
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Frederick Opper Signed Original Rear Cover Print from Puck Magazine, January 16, 188446 - Frederick Opper Signed Original Rear Cover Print from Puck Magazine, January 16, 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, February 6, 188447 - Frederick Opper Signed Original Cover Print from Puck Magazine, February 6, 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 cha
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Frederick Opper Signed Original Rear Cover Print from Puck Magazine, February 27, 188448 - Frederick Opper Signed Original Rear Cover Print from Puck Magazine, February 27, 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, March 5, 188449 - Frederick Opper Signed Original Cover Print from Puck Magazine, March 5, 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, April 23, 188450 - Frederick Opper Signed Original Cover Print from Puck Magazine, April 23, 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, 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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