Ephemera Collection of forty-eight (48) paper items, containing 44 signatures of Monarchs, Athletes, World Leaders, Civil Rights Activists, Politicians, and other notable figures, including Queen Victoria, Margaret Thatcher, Victor Emmanuel III, Jesse Owens, Albert Speer, Karl Donitz, Coretta Scott King, Jesse Jackson, and more. 1st item: Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (1819-1901) signed document concerning the general court marshal of Levi Lawrence, Private in the 6th Company of the Royal Marine Light Infantry, who was charged with "striking his superior officer and [was] sentenced to Penal Servitude for a term of five years.", dated October 13, 1868. Two read wax seals en verso. 2nd item: Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, DStJ, PC, FRS, HonFRSC (1925-2013) signed black and white photograph. 3rd item: Victor Emmanuel III (1869-1947) King of Italy from 29 July 1900 until his abdication on 9 May 1946, signed document with Italian text, dated July 1927. Encapsulated (not laminated) in a plastic archival sleeve. 4th item: American track and field athlete James Cleveland "Jesse" Owens (1913-1980) cut signature. 5th item: Nazi Germany Minister of Armaments and War Production Albert Speer (1905-1981) TLS, dated July 6, 1976. 6th item: Nazi Germany Admiral Karl Donitz (Doenitz) (1891-1980) TLS, dated May 1945, with later date November 13, 1979 in ink. 7th item: Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) Heinrich Waldemar Schmidt (1918-2015) signed printed speech titled "A Plea for Honesty and Tolerance." 8th item: German film director and actress Helene Bertha Amalie "Leni" Riefenstahl (1902-2003) signed black and white photograph. 9th item: German boxer Maximillian Adolph Otto Siegfried Schmeling (1905-2005) signed black and white photograph. 10th item: German politician Paul Lobe (1875-1967) TLS, dated March 18, 1925. 11th item: Nazi Germany black and white photograph signed "F. Thuge." 12th-14th items: Three (3) American author, activist, civil rights leader Coretta Scott King (1927-2006) TLS, one (1) dated June 24, 1983, one (1) dated February 2, 1984, and one (1) dated June 25, 1987, pertaining to the creation of Martin Luther King Jr. day and the publication of King's papers. 15th item: American civil rights activist Jesse Louis Jackson Sr. (b. 1941) TLS, dated April 12, 1991. 16th-17th items: Two (2) African-American civil rights activist Roger Wilkins (1932-2017) signed items, including one (1) TLS, dated September 17, 1987 and one (1) ALS, dated August 15, 1996. 18th item: U. S. Ambassador to the United Nations Andrew Jackson Young Jr. (b. 1932) ALS, dated July 28, 1978. Encapsulated (not laminated) in a plastic archival sleeve. 19th item: American medical researcher and virologist Jonas Edward Salk (1914-1995) signed black and white photograph. 20th item: Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald Kennedy, mother of President John F. Kennedy, Countess of the Holy Roman Church (1890-1995) signed black and white photograph. 21st item: First Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) John Edgar Hoover (1895-1972) signed black and white photograph, dated January 21, 1947. 22nd item: U.S. Senator from South Carolina Strom Thurmond (1902-2003) cut signature. 23rd-24th items: U.S. Senator from North Carolina Jesse Alexander Helms Jr. (1921- 2008) signed paper with a calling card written by his wife, Dorothy "Dot" Helms (d. 2015) on U.S. Senate stationary, dated October 4, 2002. 25th item: U.S. Representative for Michigan John James Conyers Jr. (b. 1929) TLS, dated November 1, 1983. 26th item: Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Clarence Thomas (b. 1948) black and white photograph. 27th item: Fifteenth White House Press Secretary James Scott Brady (1940-2014) signed color photograph. 28th item: 45th Governor of Texas Dorothy Ann Willis Richards (1933-2006) signed black and white photograph. 29th item: U.S. Senator from Arizona Barry Morris Goldwater (1909-1998) TLS, dated August 5, 1964. 30th item: Tennessee Supreme Court Justice William Dwight Beard (1835-1910) ALS, dated October 22, 1903. 31st item: Indiana Supreme Court Justice Curtis Grover Shake (1887-1978) signed check, dated July 13, 1970. 32nd item: U.S. Representative from Tennessee John Ridley Mitchell (1877-1962) TLS, dated November 14, 1935. 33rd item: U.S. Senator from Tennessee and actor Fred Dalton Thompson (1942-2015) TLS, dated May 26, 1995. 34th-35th items: U.S. Senator from Tennessee James Ralph Sasser (b. 1936) TLS, dated August 17, 1994 and one (1) invitation to a holiday party. 36th item: U.S. Representative from New York Major Robert Odell Owens (1936-2013) TLS, dated October 4, 1983. 37th item: First Secretary of Labor William Bauchop Wilson (1862-1934) signed World War I era certificate issued to Katherine G. Quigley. 38th item: Israeli military leader Dayan (1915-1981) TLS, dated January 14, 1970. 39th item: President of Yugoslavia Josip Broz Tito (1892-1980) signed black and white photograph. Housed and matted under glass in a black wooden frame. 40th item: American photographer Joseph John Rosenthal (1911-2006) signed Iwo Jima first day of issue cover, postmarked July 11, 1945. 41st item: Brigadier General Charles Elwood Yeager (b. 1923) signed certificate of authenticity, numbered 565/2000, commemorating the 40th anniversary of Yeager's October 14, 1947 flight that broke the sound barrier, certificate dated October 14, 1987. 42nd item: First Flight US Airmail first day of issue cover, addressed to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, signed by Leslie L. Travis, Postmaster of Joplin, Jasper County, MO (acting, 1933-34), postmarked October 26, 1936. 43rd item: The Dionne Family ALS, dated June 11, 1944. 44th item: Richard E. Davis (1926-2015) founder of KC Masterpiece barbecue sauce ALS. 45th item: Nazi Germany stationary. 46th item: King George III era broadside, printed by Charles Eyre and William Strahan, concerning an act for preventing the counterfeiting of copper coin of the realm, dated 1771. 47th item: Albumen photograph inscribed "Very Sincerely Yours Albert Lee Thurman/May 31, 1913." Housed in a manila envelope. 48th item: Color print on black paper with early schematic drawings of the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) a starship in the Star Trek media franchise. Facsimile Gene Roddenberry signature top left. Matted and housed under glass in a black metal frame. 15 1/4" H x 19 1/4" D. Most items housed in one (1) three ring binder. Provenance: the collection of Ross Webb, Brentwood, TN. CONDITION: Signatures in overall good condition, legible condition. 48th item: Not examined outside of frame.
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