April 7th Rare Autographs, Manuscripts and Sports Auction
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A Carl Sandburg Signed Contract. Signed "Carl Sandberg" in black ink. Dated July 20, 1954, and 8.5" x 11". Tear along the top edge, with a folding crease. In fine condition. 

Neil Simon TLS. Signed "Neil Simon" in black ink. Dated July 25 and 5.75" x 8". In fine condition.

Robert Benchley TLS. Signed "Robert Benchley in black ink. Dated April 21, 1937, and 5.25" x 6.75". In fine condition.

Alex Haley signed check. Signed "Alex Haley" in green ink. From First Tennessee Bank in the amount of $572.23. Dated Jan 28, 1988, and 6" x 2.75". In fine condition.

Carl Sandburg (January 6, 1878 – July 22, 1967) was an American poet, biographer, journalist, and editor. He won three Pulitzer Prizes: two for his poetry and one for his biography of Abraham Lincoln. During his lifetime, Sandburg was widely regarded as "a major figure in contemporary literature", especially for volumes of his collected verse, including Chicago Poems (1916), Cornhuskers (1918), and Smoke and Steel (1920). At his death in 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson observed that "Carl Sandburg was more than the voice of America, more than the poet of its strength and genius. He was America."

Neil Simon (July 4, 1927 – August 26, 2018) was an American playwright, screenwriter, and author. He wrote more than 30 plays and nearly the same number of movie screenplays, mostly film adaptations of his plays. He has received more combined Oscar and Tony Award nominations than any other writer.

Robert Benchley (September 15, 1889 – November 21, 1945) was an American humorist best known for his work as a newspaper columnist and film actor. From his beginnings, at The Harvard Lampoon, while attending Harvard University, through his many years writing essays and articles for Vanity Fair and The New Yorker and his acclaimed short films, Benchley's style of humor brought him respect and success during his life, from his peers at the Algonquin Round Table in New York City to contemporaries in the burgeoning film industry.

Alex Haley (August 11, 1921 – February 10, 1992) was an American writer and the author of the 1976 book Roots: The Saga of an American Family. ABC adapted the book as a television miniseries of the same name and aired it in 1977 to a record-breaking audience of 130 million viewers. In the United States, the book and miniseries raised public awareness of black American history and inspired a broad interest in genealogy and family history.

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Auction closed on Thursday, April 7, 2022.

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