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The Cordelia Platt Autograph collection of Presidents, Important Figures in history, Popular culture, Art, Cartoonists, and Entertainment all in one collection.
March 5, 2017
The Cordelia Platt collection features 17 Presidents including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, FDR, John Tyler and a Ulysses S. Grant letter. A very hard to find William McKinley, Calvin Coolidge, Zachary Taylor, Hary Truman, Eisenhower, and Reagan are also noted. There are signatures in all fields from historical signers of the Declaration of Independence, to popular culture, music and entertainment. Astronaut highlights include a rare "Mercury 7" document with all of the original member's signatures and a letter from John Glenn. Early aviation signatures include a letter from Orville Wright and WWI flying Ace Eddy Rickenbacker. A Thomas Alva Edison signed draft for a telegram was also found along with an original Samuel Morse (Morse code) signature.
Cordelia enjoyed the cartoonists of the day and Charles Schulz, Bob Kane (Batman), a full color drawing from Harold Gray (Creator of Little Orphan Annie), Hank Ketchum, Walter Lantz, and Charles Addams from The New Yorker will be represented among Chester Gould, Jim Davis and Stan Lee.
Women's suffragettes will include Susan B. Anthony and Red Cross founder Clara Barton. Civil Rights Martin Luther King, Booker T. Washington, Thurgood Marshall, and Rosa Parks signatures are represented. Walt Whitman, Oliver Wendall Holmes, Washington Irving, Norman Mailer, John LeCarre, Stephen King, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Arthur Miller, and other writers and musicians such as a rare John Philip Sousa, Irving Berlin, David Bowie and Leonard Bernstein are featured.
In entertainment the first Star Wars cast signatures (including Carrie Fischer), a Janet Leigh drawing of her shower scene in "Psycho" and Hollywood legends Jimmy Stewart, Jimmy Cagney, Gene Kelly, Clark Gable, Lauren Bacall, Katheine Hepburn, Bette Davis, Frank Capra, Jackie Gleason, Uncle Milty and Dan Martin are nicely represented. Artists include a signed small ink abstract expressionist drawing by Jean DuBuffet, and signatures from Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Frank Stella, Lichenstein, Chagall, Grandma Moses and Maxfield Parrish.
Sports personalities include Muhammad Ali, Mickey Mantle, Hank Aaron, Sandy Koufax, Roger Marris, Bob Feller, Warren Spahn etc. Much more!
Autographs & Signed Ephemera from Washington to Warhol March 5, 2017
The Cordelia Platt Autograph collection.
Presidents, Important Figures in history, Popular culture, Art, Cartoonists, and Entertainment all in one collection.