Lot 388. 14 Autographs from “Star Trek,” “Next Generation” and “Deep Space 9.” Impressive collection headed by Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock from the original “Star Trek.” He and 12 other stars autographed 8” x 10” color photos (unless otherwise noted). Three signatures are on trading cards. Most of the autographs are by members of the “Next Generation” cast: Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard; LeVar Burton as Geordi La Forge; Michael Dorn as Worf; Marina Sirtis as Counselor Deanna Troi; Gates McFadden as Dr. Beverly Crusher; Michelle Forbes as Ensign Ro Laren, and Robert O’Reilly as Gowron (b&w photo). Signers from “Deep Space 9” are Avery Brooks as Benjamin Sisko; Nana Visitor as Kira Nerys, and Armin Shimerman as Quark. Walter Koenig signed a “Star Trek” card that has him in the role of Ensign Checkov. Majel Barrett as Lwaxana Troi and John de Lancie as Q placed their signatures on “Next Generation” cards. Known as “the First Lady of Star Trek,” Barrett passed away in 2008. She and “Star Trek” creator Gene Roddenberry were married from 1969 until his death in 1991. These autographs are strong, all nm-m or better and most mint 9 or gem mint 10. They have been authenticated by JSA Authentication and come with an Auction Letter of Authenticity from JSA. The Auction LoA may be exchanged at a discount for a full LoA.
Winning Bid $163
Lot 390. President Richard Nixon and Henry A. Kissinger Autographs. Nixon served from 1969-74 as the 37th U.S. President, and Kissinger was his National Security Advisor and, later, Secretary of State. In 1973, Kissinger received the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on the Paris Peace Accords, which led to the end of the Vietnam War. He signed a 6” x 8.25” b&w photo; his personalized autograph is nm-m 8 to mint 9. Nixon’s nm-m 8 autograph is personalized on an 8” x 10” photo that has multiple creases, primarily above his image. Kevin Keating authenticated the autographs. Nixon died in 1994.
Winning Bid $83
Lot 391. 14 Books Signed by Presidents, Presidential Candidates, Political Activists and Other Figures. These books, all hardbacks, have the autographs of Presidents Carter and Clinton, as well as Ralph Nader, John McCain, Daniel Ellsberg, Mario Cuomo, C Everett Koop and Strom Thurmond’s daughter. Authenticated by Kevin Keating, the signatures are primarily mint 9 or gem mint 10, with none less than nm-m 8. Carter signed two books as “J Carter” and two others as “Jimmy Carter.” The J Carter autographs are on the title pages of “A Remarkable Mother,” 2008 first edition, nm-m book and nm dust jacket, and “Talking Peace: A Vision for the Next Generation,” 1993 stated first edition, nm-m/nm. The Jimmy Carter signatures are on book plates on the front end-paper of “Turning Point,” 1992 stated first edition, nm/nm, and “Always a Reckoning,” 1995 stated first edition, nm-m/ex-m. President Bill Clinton autographed “Clinton: Young Man in a Hurry” by Jim Moore, 1992 first printing, nm-m/ex. Ralph Nader’s autograph is on the main or first title page of four books, all stated first editions: “The Big Boys,” 1986, vg-ex/vg-ex; “Crashing the Party,” 2002, nm/nm; “The Good Fight,” 2004, nm/nm, and “The Seventeen Traditions,” 2007, nm-m/nm. Daniel Ellsberg provides an account of his release of secret documents in “Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers,” 2002 apparent first edition, nm/vg+ to ex. His signature is on the title page. The other books are: “Worth Fighting For,” John McCain, 2002 first trade edition, ex-m/ex-m, title page autograph; “More than Words: The Speeches of Mario Cuomo,” by Cuomo, 1993 stated first edition, ex-m/ex-m, signed first title page; “Koop,” C. Everett Koop, 1991 stated first edition, ex/ex, signed title page; and “Dear Senator: A Memoir by the Daughter of Strom Thurmond,” Essie Mae Washington-Williams, 2005 stated first edition, nm-m/nm, title page signature.
Winning Bid $204
Lot 393. (Jimmy) James Stewart Autographed ONL William White Baseball. Stewart’s signature is large, extending from the west panel through the sweet spot of the nm-m baseball. It is mint 9, comes with a full Letter of Authenticity from JSA Authentication and has been authenticated by Kevin Keating as well. Named the third greatest male screen legend in movie history by the American Film Institute, Stewart took on the role of a baseball player in the 1949 film “The (Monte) Stratton Story.” Stratton was an All-Star with the Chicago White Sox in 1937. His major league pitching career ended prematurely when a hunting accident in 1938 forced doctors to amputate his right leg. Wearing a prosthetic leg, he played in the minor leagues from 1946 to 1953. According to Stratton, Stewart "did a great job of playing me, in a picture which I figure was about as true to life as they could make it.” Stewart passed away in 1997.
Winning Bid $138
Lot 394. Gene Kelly Autographed OAL Bobby Brown Baseball. Kelly enjoyed great success in the movies as a dancer, actor, singer, film director, producer, and choreographer. In 1949, he starred in the movie “Take Me Out to the Ball Game,” helped to write it and served as the choreographer. His autograph on the panel of the OAL baseball is mint 9 to gem mint 10. The ball is mint. It comes with a full Letter of Authenticity from JSA Authentication. Kelly passed away in 1996.
Winning Bid $152
Lot 395. Zeppo Marx Signed 1974 Check. The youngest of the Marx brothers, Zeppo (Herbert Manfred Marx) effectively played the role of “straight man” in five films. Film critics disagree over his comedic talents. Away from entertaining, he became a multi-millionaire as an engineer and also served as a theatrical agent. His signature is nm 7 to nm-m 8 on a 1974 business check. He died in 1979.
Winning Bid $25
Lot 396. Collection of Sports and Celebrity Autographs. This collection offers more than 50 autographs of American rock and country musicians, film and TV actors and baseball stars. The autographs are on various media. 1. A pair of women’s Reebok walking shoes has approximately 25 autographs, including Tony Gwynn, John Matlack, Bob Brenly, Harry Caray (with “Holy Cow” above; died 1998), Joe Black, Scott Garrelts, Rick Reuschel, Bo McLaughlin, Willie McGee, etc. Generally, the autographs are nm-m 8. A few (no that are listed here) have been traced over. 2. Chuck Norris autograph on a karate belt. Nm 7 to nm-m 8. 3. Randy Travis autographed T-shirt, size XL, with his image. Nm-m 8 to mint 9. 4. AIDS Project size 42-44 T-shirt signed on the back by Dead Hot Workshop band members – Steve Larson, Brian Griffith, Brent Babb and Curtis (Gripe). Mint 9. 5. “Star Trek: The Next Generation” size large T-shirt autographed on the back by Michael Dorn who played the Klingon Worf. Nm-m 8. The T-shirt has a drawing of a Romulan Warbird on the front. 6. Celebrity T-shirt signed on the front by Lynn Anderson, Stuart Whitman, Fred the Hammer Williamson, Charles Napier (added “Rambo II,” d. 2011), Angie Dickinson, Danny Aiello and four others. Mint 9. The size L T-shirt is for a Celebrity Chili Cook-Off benefitting the Equine Adoption Society. 7. A “Northern Exposure” size XL T-shirt signed by eight cast members – Darren Burrows, John Cullum, Peg Phillips, Cynthia Geary, John Corbett, Barry Corbin, Elaine Miles and Adam Arkin. Nm-m 8 and mint 9. And 8. Large, bold Dom DeLuise autograph on a 17.5” x 27” poster for the animated feature “Happily Ever After.” The mint 9 autograph extends 7” across the color poster. DeLuise passed away in 2009. Authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Winning Bid $61
Lot 397. Fifth Dimension “Portrait” Album with LeRoy Neiman Illustrations and 2 Autographs. Inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2002, the Fifth Dimension had numerous hits in the 1960s and 1970s. In 1970, the group moved to Bell Records, which issued a 33 1/3 rpm album in a jacket profusely illustrated by Neiman. His artwork is on the front and back covers and on two panels inside. Neiman signed the front and back covers. His autographs are large and bold, mint 9. Neiman died in 2012. The promotional DJ record is ex (visual), and the jacket, vg+ to ex. A former owner’s name is on one label and the back cover. “One Less Bell to Answer” by Burt Bacharach and Hal David was the major hit from the album. Kevin Keating authenticated the autographs.
Winning Bid $50
Lot 398. 8 Books Signed by 1960s Music Artists – Burdon, Lesh, Slick, Simmons, Yarrow, Etc. Except for Judy Collins, whose career dates to 1959, all of these artists made their first impression on the national music scene in the 1960s, and most in the mid-1960s. Most signed the title page of a first edition hardback, some stated, some apparent; exceptions are noted. The autographs, authenticated by Kevin Keating, are nm-m 8 and better. Here is a list of the books and the condition of each: Eric Burdon, “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood,” 2001, ex-m/ex+. Judy Collins, “Singing Lessons,” 1998, nm-m/vg+. Richie Havens, “They Can’t Hide Us Anymore,” 1999, nm/ex. Janis Ian, “Society’s Child,” 2008, nm/nm. Phil Lesh, “Searching for the Sound: My Life with the Grateful Dead,” 2005, nm/ex+, signature on the first title page. Gene Simmons, “Sex Money Kiss,” 2003, ex-m/ex, autograph on the dust jacket. Grace Slick, “Somebody to Love?” 1998, nm/ex, signed the flyleaf. Peter Yarrow, “Puff the Magic Dragon,” children’s illustrated book, 2007, second edition, ex+/ex-m. Context for these performers is provided in an accompanying ninth book, “The Sixties” by Robert Altman, the photographer. Altman placed a large, bold gem mint 10 signature on the flyleaf. The 2007 book is ex-m+ in a similar dust jacket.
Winning Bid $132
Lot 399. 13 Signed Novels – Fowler, Oliver, Parker, Shearer, Susann and Updike. John Updike’s “The Witches of Eastwick” is one of the headliners in this collection of 12 hardbacks and one softcover. Updike autographed the title page of the 1984 first trade edition, vg+ to ex in a vg dust jacket. The signature is mint 9. Jacqueline Susann’s offering is “Every Night, Josephine!” Her autograph is a 10 on the front end-paper. The 1963 book is vg with a g dust jacket. Susann is known largely for her popular “Valley of the Dolls” novel. Robert B Parker signed the flyleaf of one of his five books in this collection, and the title page of the four others. His signatures are mint 9 in: “A Catskill Eagle,” 1985, ex-m book and ex dust jacket, signed on the flyleaf, personalized; “Pale Kings and Princes,” 1987 first printing, nm/ex; “Double Deuce,” 1992 first edition, nm/ex; “Chance,” 1996 first edition, ex+/ex, and “Widow’s Walk,” 2002 first edition, nm/ex. Steve Oliver has two mysteries with mint 9 title page autographs: “Moody Gets the Blues,” 1996 stated first printing, ex-m/ex, and “Moody Forever,” 1998 stated first edition, ex-m+/ex. Harry Shearer’s book is “Not Enough Indians,” mint 9 title page signature, 2006 stated first edition, nm/ex+. Finally, there are three copies of two titles by Karen Joy Fowler, who placed gem mint 10 signatures on the title page of each. The books are: “Sarah Canary,” 1991 first edition uncorrected softcover reading copy, vg-ex, and a 1991 stated first edition hardcopy, ex-m/ex; and “Black Class,” 1998 first edition, nm/ex. Susann died in 1974, Updike in 2009, and Parker, in 2010. Authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Winning Bid $60
Lot 400. 2 Books Autographed by Maurice Sendak, Honored Children’s and Fantasy Artist. Widely recognized for his children’s books, especially “Where the Wild Things Are,” Sendak also produced set and costume designs for theatrical and dance productions, posters, CD covers, book jackets and more. Examples of his work are presented in “The Art of Maurice Sendak: 1980 to the Present” by Tony Kushner, 2003 apparent first edition, nm hardback in an ex dust jacket. Sendak signed the blank page opposite the first title page in this 10.75” x 11.75” book that has 224 pages of illustrations and text. Sendak also signed the page across from the first title page in “Brundibar,” a 2003 stated first edition with his illustrations and text by Kushner. The book and dust jacket are nm. Both Sendak autographs, authenticated by Kevin Keating, are gem mint 10. Sendak passed away in 2012.
Winning Bid $113