A rare opportunity to own a piece of history; Witness account of Titanic disaster & signed ‘Game of Thrones’ books among 10,000+ items available.
NEW YORK, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The Professional Autograph Dealers Association presents the New York Autograph Show on Sunday, April 6th at New York City’s Hunter College.
The show features rare letters, documents and items signed by US Presidents and leading figures in literature, art, science, music, and cinema. The New York Autograph Show is the premier event for autograph collectors and the largest in the region.
More than 10,000 signed letters, photographs, documents and historic items will be available, priced from $50 to more than $150,000. Every item sold is certified authentic and backed by a full refund guarantee.
“The New York Autograph Show represents an evolution of the classic museum experience. It’s an opportunity to see history up-close, without the velvet ropes — and if you like it, you can own it,” said Bill Ecker, PADA dealer and show chairman.
“The New York Autograph Show will feature letters, documents and artifacts actually held by heroes and villains,” document dealer, consultant and PADA member, Seth Kaller said. “The range of offerings is amazing — from James Monroe to Marilyn Monroe, George Washington to George Gershwin, and from King George’s throne to the Game of Thrones.”
The show runs 9am-5pm in Hunter College’s West Lobby at 68th Street and Lexington Avenue. Tickets may be purchased at AutographsNYC.com or at the event. Admission is $15.
Featured items include:
-Marie Antoinette Document From The Palace Of Versailles – Signed October 1, 1783, the controversial Queen directs the Treasurer General to make payments for maintenance of the royal residence. Engraved portrait included. $17,500
-Signed Photographs Of Civil War Generals Ulysses S. Grant & Robert E. Lee – Albumen photographs, hand signed by each man. The photograph of Grant is an E.A. Anthony original, produced from a negative of Mathew Brady. That of Lee has the post-war marking of L.B. Kline, from the Vannerson “Blockade” photographs. Each bears a clear, bold signature. $10,500
-Witness Account Of The Titanic Disaster, From The Captain Who Rescued Her Passengers & Crew – A dramatic April 1912 account written at sea by Arthur Rostron, Captain of the Carpathia. Rostron chronicles Titanic’s 12:35am distress call and Carpathia’s harrowing 58-mile race to save her. $150,000
-Photograph Of Conductor Arturo Toscanini, Signed In Parma – Signed photograph taken in the summer of 1929 from a train window at Stazione di Milano Centrale. One of few the Maestro signed in his hometown. $1000
The Professional Autograph Dealers Association is an international organization of dealers in autographs and manuscripts, and promotes the highest standards in the field. For more information, visit www.padaweb.org or PADAautographs on Facebook.

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