Name Theodore Stillwell Autograph Collection
Auctioneer H.K. Keller
Type Live Webcast Auction
Date(s) 5/4/2022 - 6/7/2022
This is an internet only auction. All bidding is online. Bidding is available now until the auctioneer says "SOLD" during the live auction. The auctioneer will begin selling items on Tuesday, June 7th, 2022 at 11:00am Eastern Time. You will be able to hear and see the auctioneer beginning at 11:00am.
Preview Date/Time A preview will be held on Monday, June 6th, 2022 from 3pm - 6pm at 35 S Willowdale Dr #809, Lancaster, PA 17602. You will need to sign up for a time slot to attend the preview using this web address. https://calendly.com/hkkeller-20/autograph-preview
Checkout Date/Time Pickup of your winning purchases will be Thursday, June 9th, 2022 from 12pm - 6pm by appointment at 35 S Willowdale Dr #809, Lancaster, PA 17602. If you need an alternate day to pick up your purchases, please email sierra@hkkeller.com or call our office at 717-879-0110 prior to bidding.
Location 35 S Willowdale #809
Lancaster, PA 17602
Buyer Premium This auction has a 15% buyer's premium.
Description
This fantastic Theodore Stillwell Collection of vintage autographs includes athletes, military heroes, cultural icons, heads of state and world leaders. Mr. Stillwell was born in 1907 and lived his whole life in the Ephrata, PA area. He was a career postal worker. He never traveled, but enjoyed living a “world-wide” life vicariously through his letter writing. Mr Stillwell died in 1975. Theodore Stillwell wrote hundreds of letters throughout the 1940s. This collection provides an incredible array of autographs, photos, flags, military patches and correspondence. Highlights include Jackie Robinson Signed Letter, Honus Wagner Signed Photo, Mrs. Eleanor Gehrig (Lou Gehrig) Letter, Amos Alonzo Stagg Sr. Autographed Football, Signed Items from Gen. G. S. Patton, and more. One of Stillwell’s letters to General George S. Patton dated March 20, 1943 is in the Library of Congress and noted in the dissertation “In need of a hero? the creation and use of the legend of General George S. Patton, Jr” by Nathan C. Jones. Last year when his two daughters moved into a retirement facility it was time to sell the family homestead. This collection was discovered in December of 2021 in a trunk in the attic of the family home. This collection was reviewed by JSA, James Spence Authentication. Notable autographs received a Letter of Authenticity (LOA) or a Basic Certificate (COA) This exciting auction is your opportunity to secure many unique and one-of-a-kind autographs. This auction is open for online prebidding and will lead into a simulcast auction at 11am ET on Tuesday, June 7th. Bidding is available through HiBid and Live Auctioneers.
Auction Terms & Conditions Please read all of the Terms and Conditions. 1. This is an internet only auction. All bidding is online. Bidding is available now until the auctioneer says "SOLD" during the live auction. The auctioneer will begin selling items on Tuesday, June 7th, 2022 at 11:00am Eastern Time. You will be able to hear and see the auctioneer beginning at 11:00am. 2. A preview will be held on Monday, June 6th, 2022 from 3pm - 6pm at 35 S Willowdale Dr #809, Lancaster, PA 17602. You will need to sign up for a time slot to attend the preview using this web address. https://calendly.com/hkkeller-20/autograph-preview If you need an alternate day to preview items, please email sierra@hkkeller.com or call our office at 717-879-0110. 3. For payment, cards on file will be automatically charged shortly after the conclusion of the auction unless prior arrangements have been made. Our office may also contact you to make payment before the pickup or items are shipped. Cards accepted include MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover only. 4. Pickup of your winning purchases will be Thursday, June 9th, 2022 from 12pm - 6pm by appointment at 35 S Willowdale Dr #809, Lancaster, PA 17602. If you need an alternate day to pick up your purchases, please email sierra@hkkeller.com or call our office at 717-879-0110 prior to bidding. 5. In order to allow us to serve you better, all buyers will need to sign up for a time slot or choose to have your items shipped. An email and text (if a cell phone was registered) from ShipToGet/Shipping Saint (the shipping and scheduling software provider) will be sent to you with a link to select shipping or a pick up slot at the conclusion of the auction. 6. All items are offered and sold "AS IS, WHERE IS" with all faults. We encourage you to come to the preview to see and inspect the items. 7. All descriptions are believed accurate but not warranted. Measurements are approximate. 8. NOTICE: H.K. Keller will not be able to hold any items for pick up beyond the stated times. Everything must be picked up by 6pm on Thursday, June 9th. Buyer will be charged the full amount for items not picked up, and will forfeit their right and claim to the property. 9. By placing a bid, bidder signifies that they have examined the items to their satisfaction, or that they have chosen not to personally examine them. 10. H.K. Keller reserves the right to reject any bid and/or bidder at our sole discretion. 11. Applicable taxes include PA sales tax of 6%. If you have a sales tax exemption for resale or another reason, H.K. Keller needs a copy of the certificate on file in order to remove sales tax. Please email sierra@hkkeller.com with your copy. 12. This auction has a 20% buyer's premium and 6% PA sales tax. 13. You will receive an invoice listing the items won within a few hours of the auction closing. If you do not receive an email with your invoice, please check your spam folder. Your credit card will automatically be charged unless prior arrangements have been made. If your card is declined, you will receive an unpaid invoice with instructions on how to make payment. Our office may contact you to make payment before the pickup. Cards accepted include MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover only. Buyer's purchases will be paid with the credit card used to register for this auction if the bidder does not show up. 14. By bidding in this auction, you are agreeing to all of the terms posted for this auction. 15. If you need shipping services, you can contact ShipToGet and they will be happy to help you. Their email address is shipping@shiptoget.com. For a quote to ship, visit https://www.shiptoget.com/quote. They will require a paid invoice prior to shipping your purchases. They will also contact you regarding shipping payment and other details. Buyers requiring shipping who’s invoice is $200 or more may need to transfer funds via wire transfer at the discretion of H.K. Keller. 16. Declined credit cards can result in a buyer being banned from participating in future auctions. H.K. Keller is a member of the National and State Auctioneers Associations. Non-paying and/or fraudulent bidder names may be shared with other auction companies. 17. Buyer will be charged the full amount for items not picked up, and will forfeit their right and claim to the property. 18. This is a public auction and not a retail setting. All sales are final. No returns or chargebacks are accepted. 19. Some items may be sold per piece. The bid price is multiplied by the amount of items in the lot. This is shown using the bid price x quantity. (Example $12.50 x 4 equals a total bid of $50.00). --------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------ Terms Of Use

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For payment, cards on file will be automatically charged shortly after the conclusion of the auction unless prior arrangements have been made. Our office may also contact you to make payment before the pickup or items are shipped. Cards accepted include MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover only.
Pickup of your winning purchases will be Thursday, June 9th, 2022 from 12pm - 6pm by appointment at 35 S Willowdale Dr #809, Lancaster, PA 17602. If you need an alternate day to pick up your purchases, please email sierra@hkkeller.com or call our office at 717-879-0110 prior to bidding. In order to allow us to serve you better, all buyers will need to sign up for a time slot or choose to have your items shipped. An email and text (if a cell phone was registered) from ShipToGet/Shipping Saint (the shipping and scheduling software provider) will be sent to you with a link to select shipping or a pick up slot at the conclusion of the auction.