Archives International Auctions Sale 61 U.S., Chinese & Worldwide Banknotes, Scripophily, and Security Printing Ephemera and Historic Ephemera October 4 & 5, 2020

Archives International Auctions - Sale 61 197 October 4-5,2020 Archives International Auctions 1315 1315 Dean G.Witter 1961 Letter with News Bulletin from 1990 Stating they will stay in the World Trade Center California... 1961. Letter from Dean Witter to William W. Conrad typed on Witter’s personal letterhead regarding a tour and hunting trip of northern India with Indian Shikar & Tours, a service which Conrad had recommended previously. Dean G. Witter (August 2, 1887 – May 25, 1969) was an American businessman, stockbroker, and investor. With his brother Guy Witter and cousin Jean Witter, Dean Witter co-founded Dean Witter & Company in 1924, which became the largest investment house on the West Coast. In its early years, Dean Witter focused on dealing in municipal and corporate bonds. The company was highly successful in its first five years, purchasing a seat on the San Francisco Stock Exchange in 1928 and then opening an office in New York and purchasing a seat on the New York Stock Exchange in 1929. Although a relatively young company, Dean Witter survived Wall Street Crash of 1929 and the Great Depression, posting profits every year during the 1930s and into the 1940s. Dean Witter would lead his company until his death in 1969. In 1978 Dean Witter and Reynolds Securities merged to form Dean Witter Reynolds Organization Inc. (DWRO) in what was then the largest securities industry merger in U.S. history. The resultant company, Dean Witter Reynolds, was the fifth largest broker in the U.S. One year later Dean Witter Reynolds became the first securities firm to have offices in all 50 U.S. states and Washington, D.C. After completion of the merger, Dean Witter Reynolds generated revenue of more than $520 million. �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Est. $140-240 Ephemera - Autographs - Military Connecticut 1316 1316 HiramPercyMaximCorrespondence andPortrait, 1932 Connecticut... 1932. Letter written by Hiram Percy Maxim on Maxim Silencer Company letterhead to friend Charles B. Whittelsey regarding “old times,” with Maxim’s signature, also included is a 4x6 inch portrait of Maxim in later years. The Maxim Silencer Company was a successful firearms company that manufactured silencers to muffle the sound of gunshots. Rare autograph of Maxim. �������������������������������������������������������������������� Est. $100-200 Ephemera - Autographs - Photography Illinois & Iowa 1317 1317 Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific 1915 Stock Certificate ITADSB Frederick H. Meserve. IL and IA.... 5 Shares, Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Co., I/C, Black on orange border, Train L-R, Endorsed by Manserve on back. S/N A12491. Frederick Hill Meserve, (1865 -1962), New York City businessman, and one of America’s premier Lincoln collectors. Meserve began collecting in 1880, when he set out to find photographs to illustrate the Civil War diary his father was writing. When he bought a packet of photographs at auction for $1.10 that included 100 Mathew Brady salted paper prints, he was hooked. By 1911, he had tracked down and catalogued 100 Lincoln photographs. The photographs document the changes in Lincoln’s face over the years, as he struggled with the tragedy of the Civil War and the death of his son. (Ex. John E. Herzog Collection, June 12, 1997, R.M Smythe) ������������������������������� Est. $200-400 Ephemera - Autographs - Politics Washington D.C. 1318 1318 United States Senate Committee on Labor & Public Welfare letter signed by Robert F. Kennedy, 1968 Washington, D.C..... Letter from Senator Robert F. Kennedy referring to his position on Social Security, Letter was written 2 weeks before Kennedy’s assassination on June 5th, 1968. During the spring of 1968, Kennedy campaigned in presidential primary elections throughout the United States. Kennedy’s campaign was especially active in Indiana, Nebraska, Oregon, South Dakota, California, and Washington, D.C.. He had been making progress in building Democratic support for his nomination when he was assassinated at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California, on June 5, 1968. XF condition.������������������������ Est. $750-1500