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  • Item Category: Books, Paper & Magazines
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Nov 17, 2006
  • Channel: Auction House

THIS BOOK HAS BEEN AUTHENTICALLY HAND SIGNED BY K. T. KELLER.................... Wesley W. Stout-"Secret"-1947-Chrysler Corporation-Detroit,Michigan-5" X 8"-68 pages-hardcover book with photos with foreward by K.T.Keller who was the president of Chrysler... This book features in words and photos Chrysler's part in the development of The Atomic Bomb during World War II. The book has a foreward written by K.T.Keller-President Chrysler Corporation.The book also has a special 4 1/2" X 7" original insert from K.T.Keller with a date stamped on the back.This is a simple narrative of what was done to give man his first control over the energy locked in the atom.....meantime science & industry will be working on ways to employ the atom's energy for man's benefit; ways that might even in time utterly overshadow the first destructive application..". Tells the story from the first testing of the atomic bomb in the desert of New Mexico in July 1945 to to what followed at Hiroshima & Nagasaki in August of that year. Also a brief history of its development.The book has been autographed on the page with foreward by K. T. Keller in blue fountain pen...... BOOK, AUTOGRAPH AND INSERT ARE IN NICE CONDITION.SPINE IS A LITTLE LOOSE............................ This autograph came from the Estate of Clark Gesner, the composer and lyricist whose defining success was the 1967 smash You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Mr. Gesner (1938-2002) began collecting in 1956 when he obtained the autograph of Clark Gable. From t, he built a collection of more than 10,000 autographs. He obtained the autographs in person, from autograph dealers , or by mail. Mr. Gesner was a well-known collector and shared his collection with Brooklyn Heights area churches, schools, senior citizen groups and other organizations. As such, this item does not come with a Certificate of Authenticity. .................. .Since it is impossible for me to obtain a Certificate of Authenticity from Mr.Gesner,I am including a photo of an acetate that he made for the Christmas of 1956.The label is in his own handwriting. The metal acetate is not for sale as part of this auction. I took the photo to add to the credibility of this item. .I have 20 more documents from his estate . If you wish to see more scans, let me know............ .............If you're worried about forged autographs, that's good, because you should be. With all of the legitimate possibilities available for dealers, I find it saddening and greatly disappointing that many organizations are short changing the public and insulting the industry with fraudulent paraphernalia and blatant forgeries. Such practices harm the entire autograph industry by undermining the trust of collectors. The dishonest business practices of these organizations allow them to offer bargain-basement prices to the inexperienced and unwary collector.......... I suggest that you NEVER buy anything from anyone whom sells an item by listing the sale with the "PRIVATE FEEDBACK" option. This is a tactic that some sellers are using to sell fraudulent items w they try and make you believe that they are only doing so to help protect the potential buyers' ebay ID and identity. The true reason that they use the "PRIVATE FEEDBACK" is to hide. Would you bid on anything in a public auction if you could not see whom you were bidding against? If one is selling a genuine autograph, and if any recognized dealer was also bidding upon it, most definitely the final bidding price would be far much higher at auctions' end!!!...................Many large companies with substantial advertising budgets say they buy autographs in mass quantities and disperse them to the public at wholesale prices............They have got to be kidding.......... I find these prices and quantities astounding considering the fact that most celebrities make it a habit to sign only one autograph per person. For a celebrity to sign two or three items at a time is a privilege and great accomplishment...... Do not rely at all on "COA's" as these are absolutel...