Auction 09032022 Militaria And Historic Photos Auction
By Scott Daniels Auction
Saturday, Oct 22, 3:30 PM (your local time)
1412 NY-213 High Falls, NY, United States

A selection of major collections throughout periods of American history - from infamy to victory, from the first pitch to the last strike.  This auction will include the newly discovered Courtney Collection of rare photographs from two generations including an extensive personal album of noted World War II original photographs by John Courtney.  Rare 1920s Babe Ruth photos promoting the film "Headin' Home" by Jack Courtney.  A large selection of militaria items including helmets, uniforms, and bags.  


  • Historical Documents
  • Militaria
  • Photographs
  • Sporting Memorabilia 

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LOT 4:

1961 James A. Farley Letter, The Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick

Price including buyer’s premium: $ 12
Start price:
$ 10
Estimated price :
$85 - $200
Buyer's Premium: 20% More details

1961 James A. Farley Letter, The Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick

James A. Farley (May 30, 1888 – June 9, 1976) was an American politician and Knight of Malta who simultaneously served as chairman of the New York State Democratic Committee, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, and Postmaster General under President Franklin Roosevelt, whose gubernatorial and presidential campaigns were run by Farley.

The Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick was founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on March 17 (St. Patrick's Day), 1771.  The Society was founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on March 17 (St. Patrick's Day), 1771. Among the founders were General Stephen Moylan, aide to George Washington and cavalry commander in the Revolutionary War, and Thomas Fitzsimons, representative of Pennsylvania in the Continental Congress and signatory of the U.S. Constitution, both of whom were born in Ireland. George Washington became an honorary member in 1782. Originally founded as a charitable organization with the intent of aiding migrants from Ireland, the organization has since developed a focus on encouraging "greater interest in ties of friendship between America and Ireland. 

This lot contains a letter dated March 25, 1961, written by Farley on Coca-Cola Export Corporation letterhead, to John Courtney, Deputy Grand Knight, Nights of Columbus, and a sleeved two 33 1/3 records of the 176th Anniversary Dinner of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick which was held on March 16th, 1960.    A note taped to the inner record sleeve on "From the desk of James A. Farley".

Provenance: The John Courtney Collection

Condition:  The records have been played and are in very good playable condition.  The letters are in very good condition and had been taped to the records inner sleeve.  The sleeve has no printing on it, and the seems are split.  

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