Alexander Autographs Memorabilia Auction

. November 4, 2008

The live auction, November 6, 10am and November 7, 10am, from Alexander Autographs http://alexautographs.com/, a leader in historic autographs and sports and music memorabilia, will offer collectors an opportunity to own a piece of history — both American and foreign, including documents, letters, vintage posters, signed photos, relics, guitars:

General Paul W. Tibbets’ Flight Suit, worn on the Enola Gay, when
he dropped the world’s first atom bomb used in warfare on Hiroshima
(August 6, 1945). Considered the most important uniform of the 20th
Century. (Estimate: $150,000-$250,000)

The Original Sign Used by Apple Computer at First Trade Show (1976)
(Estimate: $15,000-$20,000). A true icon of American industry, this is
the first sign used by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak to promote their
fledgling start-up. Also, Steve Wozniak’s heavily-used blue steel
tool box, an extraordinary relic with which he built the first Apple II
computer (Estimate: $3,000-$5,000)

Hitler’s Official Order Firing Field Marshal Rommel (essentially
his Death Warrant), September 4, 1944. One of the most significant,
history-making World War II documents in existence, issued following
Hitler’s discovery of Rommel’s involvement in the unsuccessful
July 20, 1944 bomb attempt on his life. (Estimate: $40,000-$60,000)

Ultra-rare signed photo of Oskar Schindler (“Schindler’s
List”), the only such signed photo ever seen, sent to the Jewish
man who made the ring presented to Schindler as the “Schindler
Jews” were liberated. (Estimate: $20,000-$30,000)

Never-before-released tapes/notes from a member of the defense team
defense team of Jack Ruby, the man who shot Lee Harvey Oswald,
JFK’s assassin. They show that Ruby may NOT have reacted
impulsively when he pulled the trigger. (Estimate: $12,000-$14,000)

Senator John F. Kennedy Letter in support of the Equal Rights Amendment
for women. “I most emphatically favor non-discriminatory treatment
of women…” (Estimate: $2000-$4000)

Frederick Douglass Letter about being appointed Minister to Haiti.
Douglass, an African-American reformer who was born a slave, was the
first black ambassador. (Estimate: $12,000-$15,000)

The auction contains almost 1900 lots of documents and other items that would appeal to every collector — from Revolutionary War, Civil War, Presidents and Politicians, to Kings, Popes, Artists, Authors, Entertainers, Rock & Roll and Sports.

Every lot in the sale may be viewed online at http://www.alexautographs.com or at Alexander Autographs’ offices (860 Canal Street, 2nd floor, Stamford, CT) on sale days prior to the start of the auction, or earlier by appointment. Bidders may register by calling their offices at 203.276.1570 or in person on sale days.

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