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Welcome to The Written Word Autographs

We will be offering nearly 1,000 authentic autographs during our live auction on Thursday February 12th 2015. Material being sold is from all categories and includes, letters, signed books, checks, stocks, signed photographs and other paper and ephemera. All autographs are unconditionally guaranteed to be authentic.

You may purchase any lot being auctioned EARLY and end the auction for that item. You must agree to pay the high estimate plus the buyer premium and there can be no earlier bids on the lot. Call or email if you wish to exercise this option.

The majority of lots carry a reserve, but be assured, in no instance is the reserve price higher than the low estimate assigned to each lot.

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Please review our catalog – if you are a serious collector you will certainly find items to add to your collection. Here are a few of the items we will be selling:


415. Orville Wright and Clarence Chamberlain (1893-1976) Aviators. Air Mail postal cover, cancelled on December 17, 1928, “From The Cleveland Airport…in Commemoration of the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of the First Successful Airplane Flight,” signed by both aviators.

$1,000 to $1,800

73. Salvador Dali (1904-1989) Spanish painter. Dali is considered the greatest artist of the surrealist art movement and one of the greatest masters of art of the twentieth century.  5” x 7” black and white photograph of Dali and his biographer, Robert Descharnes, signed

$500 to $800

213. Massachusetts Signer: John Hancock (1737-1793) Patriot. 9” x 4 ½” partially printed document signed in the text and entirely completed in his hand. The document is a Bill of Lading for the ship Taoli under the command of James Hall bound for London, December 31, 1770.

$1,600 to $3,000

661. Elizabeth Taylor (1932-2011) Actress.  10” x 8” black and white, matte finish photograph signed.

$350 to $500

250. Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) 26 th President. 13” x 17” (exposed) print of an etching of T.R. by Otto Schneider, signed “Inscribed for Orville J. Taylor Jr. with the best wishes of Theodore Roosevelt Nov 4 th 1916”. Matted and framed to 22 ¼” x 25¾”.

$2,000 to $3,500

100. Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Spanish artist. 8” x 11” print from the Suite, depicting. Picasso's mistress, Marie-Thérèse Walter as a model lying in the arms of a bearded sculptor, signed in pencil, and matted and framed to 20” x 18 ½”.

$ 6,000 to $10,000

183. John F. Kennedy Assassination: Lee Harvey Oswald (1939-1963) Assassin. 6 ¼” x 4 ½” envelope addressed and signed, November, 1961, addressed to his mother “U. S. A. Vernon, Texas Box 782 Mrs. M. Oswald “, he has signed his name in Russian, together with his return address in Minsk “CCCP.” The envelope bears four Russian stamps with Minsk postal markings.

$2,800 to $3,500

878. Babe Ruth (1895-1948) and Connie Mack (1862-1956). Official American League baseball (William Harridge) signed by both, Mack on the “sweet spot” and Ruth on the side panel.

$5,000 to $7,500

224.     Anthony “Mad Anthony” Wayne (1745-1796) General. 7 ½” x 4 ½” requisition signed, September 21, 1795, signed by “Col. Kirkpatrick” and “R. Allison”. “…Please to furnish two Barrels of Whiskey for the use of the Hospital….” Matted with an image and framed to 14” x 19 ½”.

$1,800 to $2,500

690.     The Beatles : John Lennon (1940-1980) British singer, songwriter. 13 ½” x 9” photograph folder containing an unpublished 6 ¼” x 8 ¼”matte finish photograph of Lemmon, circa 1964. On the side facing the photograph he has signed, “To Angela, Love John Lennon.” 

$2,800 to $4,200

Please review our Terms of Sale where you will find our
unconditional guarantee of autograph authenticity.

May I please have your autograph (s)?
Our consignments terms are straightforward and designed to insure your investment is protected and we both make money! I want to work for you!
We buy autographs – individual items or complete collections. My terms are fair, my payment immediate and I don't “cherry pick”. I buy entire collections.

Call Dan at (603) 323-7563 or email at to learn more.

Collectors know they can buy from us with total confidence. The Written Word Autographs conducts strictly monitored, honest auctions that protect our bidders. In fact, we employed an independent accounting firm after our first auction to certify our results and our adherence to auction rules. We do not report any item “as sold” that fails to meet the buyer's reserve, we absolutely forbid shill bidding, and our low estimate is always equal to or greater than that consignor's reserves.

Our goals at The Written Word Autographs are simple, to build long-term relationships with bidders and customers, to ensure you are pleased with any historical or autographed material you buy from us, and that your auction experience and our service exceed your expectations. To that end, we unconditionally guarantee that: Everything we sell is exactly as described. Any item may be returned for a full refund for any reason, provided it is returned in the same condition as sold within 30 days of receipt . There is no time limit for returns of items that prove not to be authentic, to the original buyer.

For more information about any of our auction items, to share your auction wish list or to discuss the sale of your autographed collectibles, give us a call at (603) 323-7563.

Dan Rowe
The Written Word Autographs
PO Box 490
Tamworth, NH 03886