Archives International Auctions Auction 83 February 28, 2023

Archives International Auctions - Sale 83 73 February 28, 2023 Archives International Auctions Ephemera - Autographs - Technology New York 372 372 ThomasWatson, IBMChairman & CEO, 1940 Autographed Letter about the 1939 New York World’s Fair New York, 1940. Lot of 2 Pieces, both typewritten: Invitation by Thomas Watson, extended to Mr. and Mrs. H. Cook for a visit the New York World’s Fair, as guests of the IBM Corporation, Typed on IBM Office of the President letterhead. Watson writes that following the Cook’s stay in New York, arrangements will be made for them “to visit our Endicott factory and participate in the opening ceremonies of the 1939 Hundred Percent Club” before a return home. He goes on to say that a program is included in this invitation, with transportation to be taken care of at a later date. Includes Watson’s signature at bottom. The included program highlights the “Customer Service Department visit” to the World’s Fair, from June 22nd to 23rd, with activities such as a dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel and tickets to the Empire State Observatory Tower and Radio City. Also includes the original envelope. Handwritten pages are in excellent condition, envelope is in VF condition with some toning. Thomas John Watson Sr. (February 17, 1874 - June 19, 1956) was an American businessman who served as the chairman and CEO of IBM. He oversaw the company’s growth into an international force from 1914 to 1956. Watson developed IBM’s management style and corporate culture from John Henry Patterson’s training at NCR. He turned the company into a highly effective selling organization, based largely on punched card tabulating machines. A leading self-made industrialist, he was one of the richest men of his time and was called the world’s greatest salesman when he died in 1956. Fascinating autograph from a leading force behind an industry giant. �������� Est. $250-500 Ephemera - Badges, Die Splash & Die Trials Indiana 373 373 New Albany F.E., Badge Uniface Die Trial, Dated 1892 and Engraved by Laubenheimer New Albany, Indiana…,.. October 1892. N.A.F.E. Shield shape, 35x45mm in 41x49mm lead uniface. (ex.Rudolph P. Laubenheimer Family Archives, AIA Sale 26, June 2015) ���������������������������������������������������������������������������� Est. $110-220 New Jersey 374 374 New Jersey State Fireman Association Badge Lead Die Splash, ca.1880-90s and Engraved by Laubenheimer New Jersey...,., New Jersey State Fireman Association Badge Lead Die Splash, ca.1880-90s, With Executive Committee bar. New Jersey state arms at center. Nice to have both elements of a badge on one die splash. 26x31mm badge, 30x10mm bar. Uniface lead. (ex.Rudolph P. Laubenheimer Family Archives, AIA Sale 26, June 2015) ��������������������������������������� Est. $110-220 Ephemera - Bill Heads & Letterheads Various States 375 375 Bill Head, Letterhead and Receipt Collection, 1890s-1930s. Collection of Receipts and Letters, Includes: Wilmot & Hobbs M’F’G Co.; M. Redgrave; Wallace Barnes Co.; Reed & Prime mfg. Co.; Crucible Steel Co. and more. Pieces are in VF-XF condition. (20). Sold “AS IS” no returns accepted. ����������������������������������������� Est. $55-110