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Brother Against Brother: World War II Prisoner Of War Correspondence

[WWII] Unusual War correspondence lot of 19 pieces between an Italian Prisoner of War, Cesario Espisito, who is being held at Camp Wheeler in Georgia, and his brother, Lorenzo Espisito, who is trying to contact him. The group consists of eight “PRISONER OF WAR” marked correspondence, with the U.S. Censored stamp. Written in Italian and untranscribed, Cesario relates his sad story to his sibling, who is an American citizen. Lorenzo’s attempts to visit him consist of Western Union telegrams from the Red Cross as well as “Headquarters Army Service Forces” letterhead signed by Colonel Breese from the POW Division and Captain Boudreaux, the Intelligence Officer at the Headquarters of the Camp. Among the details noted in this correspondence are that “a number of our prisoners were transferred temporarily to Fort Benning” and that in the near future Cesario may be transferred from Camp Wheeler to an “unknown destination.” Fascinating lot that highlights the poignant struggle of two brothers who find themselves on opposite sides of World War II.
Catalog: # AM-1117
Topic: World War II
Price: $750.00

C.E. Severace Applies To Be A Naval Surgeon For The Union During The Civil War

Application submitted to the Examining Board of Naval Surgeons as Assistant Surgeon. Seven pages. New York. June 25, 1861. Severance responds to eight questions providing detailed answers on subjects such as the ""pathological condition of the lungs in the three different stages of inflammation"" and ""the protein compounds and their respective peculiarities."" Fine, detailed medical content.
Catalog: # AM-1068
Topic: Civil War
Price: $275.00

Cadwallader Colden Author Of “The History Of The Five Indian Nations” And Lieutenant Governor Of The Province Of New York

CADWALLADER COLDEN (1668-1776) Physician, farmer, surveyor, botanist, and a lieutenant governor for the Province of New York. Cadwallader also served as the first colonial representative to the Iroquois Confederacy, an experience that resulted in his writing The History of the Five Indian Nations, the first book on the subject. Autograph Document Signed, “Cadwr Colden.” One page/ 4 ¼” x 6 ½”. No place. No date. Colden writes to “Mr. Bobine”: “I have reciv’d a survey for Henry Hooff but they have neglected to return the Warrant so that I cannot tell whether the Survey be pursuant to the Warrant. Please to send me a copy of the directing part of the Warrant of the Date. Your humble sert. Cadwr Colden” Extremely light edge wear. Overall Very Fine.
Catalog: # RN-190
Topic: Colonial America
Price: $375.00

Cartoonist Al Smith Signed Photo

Al Smith (1902 – 1986). American cartoonist creator of Mutt and Jeff. Signed photo. 5” x 7 ¼”. Inscribed and Signed, “With Best Wishes to Bernard Baker, Al Smith”. Excellent.
Catalog: # WT-13
State: New York
Topic: Cartoonist
Price: $90.00

Charles Cornwallis Denies Recruitment Deficiencies In His District To Home Secretary Charles Philip York

CHARLES CORNWALLIS 1st Marquess Cornwallis (1738-1805) British Army officer and colonial administrator. Cornwallis’ surrender at the Siege of Yorktown brought about the end of significant hostilities in North America during the American Revolution. Autograph Letter Signed, 8” x 12 ¼”. “Cornwallis.” Two pages, Culford. February 10th 1804. To Charles Philip Yorke (1764-1834) British politician who served as Home Secretary from 1803-1804. Cornwallis writes: “Sir I have received the honor of your letter (circular) dated the 1st instant; In answer to which I have in the first place to observe that Mr. Wright, as Clerk of the Lieutenancy of the Tower Hamlets has received no money on account of Bounties for Substitutes in the Army of Reserve. The Money retained by him from the Bounties of men enrolled for the Militia, has been invariably transmitted to the Paymasters of the Regiments, conformably to the directions of the Act of Parliament. By the Return which I have received of the deficiency of the Tower Hamlets for the Army of the Reserve, dated in the beginning of the present month, it amounted to fifty five men only, out of eight hundred men, the quota allotted by the Act of the 43rd … Cap. 82 Sec 2 for the Tower Hamlets and Liberty of the Tower, and not as your letter states, ‘included in the County of Middlesex and London. The Parishes of St George Bethnal Green and Christ Church have engaged to enroll twenty men on this day, so that the Deficiency at the present moment amounts to thirty nine men, which I trust, you will consider as proof that the district under my charge has not been wasting in point of execution in the present most important … conjuncture of Public Affairs, I have the honor to be, Sir, your most obedient and most humble servant, Cornwallis” A few slight tears. Mounting tape present at left edge of first page. One slight mounting strip on second page. Very Fine.
Catalog: # RN-184
Topic: American Revolution
Price: $950.00

Chauncey M. Depew ALS

Chauncey M. Depew. (1834-1928). United States Senator from New York. Autograph Letter Signed, “Chauncey M. Depew,” on New-York and Harlem Railroad Co. Attorney’s Office, Grand Central Depot, East 42nd Street letterhead. One page, 5 ½” x 8 ½”. New York. January 9, 1873. Depew writes to request a copy of a two volume work be sent to him via express. Extremely Fine.
Catalog: # AM-1139
Topic: Business
Price: $75.00

Check Signed by Actor Vincent Price

Vincent Leonard Price II (1911 – 1993) was an American actor, well known for his distinctive voice and serio-comic attitude in a series of horror films made in the latter part of his career. Partly printed bank check drawn on Bank of American payable to Sonoma County, Tax Collector in the amount of $178.07. Dated Dec. 31, 1973. Signed as maker by the actor most often identified with horror movies. Extremely Fine
Catalog: # AM-1634
Topic: Signed Checks
Price: $65.00

Check Signed By Benjamin Silliman And Joaquim Bishop The Man Who Made One Of The First Daguerreotype Cameras In America

BENJAMIN SILLIMAN (1816-1885). Famous American scientist who worked at Yale, Silliman taught geology, chemistry and mineralogy. His work included improving mines and chemical manufacturing, editing the American Journal of Science and establishing the National Academy of Sciences. JOAQUIM BISHOP (1806-1886) Early American Camera Maker, chemist, instrument maker and machinist. It is known that Bishop made daguerreian cameras for Dr. P.B. Goddard and Robert Cornelius. He crafted the earliest cameras in Philadelphia, and constructed the camera for Goddard between October and November, 1839, following the drawings of Daguerre’s apparatus. The specific camera, which traveled through the family of J. Sartain, is in the Franklin Institute. He later founded J. Bishop & Co. Platinum Works. Signed Check issued to “Benj. Silliman Esq.” July 13, 1840 for $100.00 drawn on the New Haven Bank, endorsed on verso. Vignette of beehive. Toning to left edge and with cancellation punches. He has made the amount payable to a Joaquim Bishop, who also signed this rare check, “J. Bishop.” Some journals suggest Joaquim Bishop helped to make the first daguerreotype camera manufactured in the United States, but the actual day the very first camera is noted as being the first seems to be in dispute during those precious few months after Daguerre made his announcement to the world. An incredible association between the renowned scientist and one of America’s earliest camera makers.
Catalog: # AM-1251
Topic: Science
Price: $1500.00

Check Signed by John Steele, Early North Carolina Congressman and Comptroller Of The Treasury Under Washington, Adams And Jefferson

John Steele (1764 – 1815). Congressman from North Carolina between 1790 and 1793) and Comptroller of the Treasury under the first three American Presidents. DS. 1 page. 6” x 2”. Partly-printed check drawn on the Bank of the United States payable to “Mrs. Langdon or bearer forty dollars.” Accomplished entirely in his hand and signed as maker by Steel. Typical bank cut cancellations. Extremely Fine.
Catalog: # CK-0132
Topic: Signed Checks
Price: $125.00

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