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Americana

April 3, 2008 – April 5, 2008

Lot #55
Temp #13
DepartmentDocuments
Sold For $140.00   (hammer price)
 $161.00   (price including buyer's premium)
Last Updated April 5, 2008

Description

TEN PIECES OF ANTARCTIC AND ARCTIC-RELATED CORRESPONDENCE
1) MacMillan, Donald R., one quarto page on Rawson-MacMillan Field Museum Expedition stationery 1927-1928, signed and dated May 18, 1929. Corners show some damage from being laid down. 2) Vilhjalmur Stefansson on Harvard Club paper, one octavo page folded, signed and dated Feb. 27, 1934. 3&4) Two advertising radiograms from biographer Charles J.V. Murphy, a participant in Admiral Bird's Little America expedition, on the quality of the 'Phillips Delicious' products we are now enjoying. Phillips Can Co. supplied canned food for the Byrd Antarctic Expeditions. 5) Radiogram relating to tomato juice and soup. 6) Two T.L.S.: David Irwin to Mr. Ingham. Lt. Irwin was part of the Arctic search and rescue team, circa 1944. 7) Postcard from H.B. Hersey, Executive Officer Williams Polar Expedition signed on reverse, with a small photo of Hersey. 8) Unframed etching of Richard Byrd, signed. 9) Together with a folding colored map of the second Byrd Antarctic expedition.
Lot #36-53, 55-59, 63, and 66 are part of a collection of signed letters, documents and photographs that belonged to the late George Ingham of Pennsylvania, a Boy Scout leader who spent his free time collecting autographs. He wrote to important people requesting a signed photo as well as a note or letter commenting on the importance of the Boy Scout movement in America. He received many positive responses from high-ranking generals, Presidents, politicians and civil leaders. Many wrote in glowing terms of the Boy Scoutsí importance while some wrote nothing at all, but few said anything of a negative nature. Items are mainly from 1930 to 1950, with a few earlier pieces.

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