One Of A Kind Collectibles

4000 Ponce DeLeon Blvd. Suite #470, Coral Gables, Florida 33146

About Auction House

Since 1994, One Of A Kind Collectibles, based out of Miami, FL, has been dealing in rare collectibles, and is one of the few specialty auction houses in the country dedicated to autographs, documents, philatelic, coins, currency, and fine collectibles. David Gindy, founder and a leading dealer, has over 30 years of experience in studying and dealing with autographs, documents, and photography.

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    A One-of-a-Kind 16th-Century Miniature Dutch Nativity Scene

    This tiny triptych from the collection of Charles Boucaud, a unique piece from the studio of Adam Dircksz, will attract a lot of attention due to its rarity and provenance. Adam Dircksz and studio, Southern Netherlands, c. 1500-1530, miniature boxwood triptych depicting the Adoration of the Magi surmounted by the Annunciation to the Shepherds between the Annunciation and Joseph’s Dream, h. 17 cm/6.69 in, w. 9.9 cm/3.89 in (open). Estimate: €80,000/120,000 Teeming with life and finely carved details, this triptych resonates with a hypnotizing horror vacui. Dense, lavish ornamentation catches the eye and draws it to the central scene, divided into two separate tableaus. A few ruins roughly sketch out the understated Gothic architecture of the early 16th century, when this rare work was created. It belongs to the very small circle of devotional micro-sculptures created in the studio of Adam Dircksz, who was active between 1500 and 1530. The fact that very little is known about him does not detract from the virtuosity of each object created in his unique studio, which seems to have had no competitors in its field. Admired and collected since their creation, these micro-sculptures filled a niche market specific to the Netherlands in the early 16th century. While a few crowned heads received the stunning objects as gifts, most were commissioned by the aristocracy and the new, wealthy class of entrepreneurs who made their fortunes in trade and emerging industry, trying to outdo each other’s magnificence to solidify membership in the Dutch elite. The rare, precious works that came out of Adam Dircksz's studio were the quintessence of luxury at that time. Today, they are among the most sought-after marvels of medieval art. The dainty triptych is just 17 centimeters high and about 10 wide (6.69 x 3.89 in), including the base. A prime example of devotio moderna, it is entirely dedicated to meditation. The sumptuous scenes, rich details and remarkable precision will transport the lucky new owner into deep reflection where time disappears. A Small Work for a Great MiracleThe Nativity scene is set in the central panel’s thin trilobe Gothic arches, bridging the period between the biblical and contemporary…

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    Letter signed by Thomas Jefferson, photo signed by Marilyn Monroe are in One of a Kind Collectibles’ December 17 auction

    The Internet-only auction is online now. Bidding is currently open at and ends Thursday, December 17th at 8:30 pm Eastern time. Signed letter from Thomas Jefferson to Gouverneur Morris requesting assistance with hiring a French chef, written and sent in 1792 (est. $14,000-$16,000). CORAL GABLES, FL, UNITED STATES, December 4, 2020 / -- A letter Thomas Jefferson wrote to fellow Founding Father Gouverneur Morris in 1792, requesting that his private chef in France be sent to Monticello, plus a signed glamour photo of Marilyn Monroe, are expected top lots in One of a Kind Collectibles’ Internet-only auction online now. Bidding is currently open at and ends Thursday, December 17th at 8:30 pm Eastern time. The letter from Jefferson, enlisting the help of Gouverneur Morris in Paris, is expected to achieve an impressive $14,000-$16,000. Jefferson was inquiring after a former Parisian kitchen aid named Henri. Jefferson wanted to employ him as chef at his home in Monticello, Virginia. it might be said that Jefferson was America’s very first ‘foodie’. In addition to being a philosopher, inventor, and architect, Jefferson was also a culinary connoisseur, with a particular affinity for French cuisine. He brought his slave James Hemings to France so that he would learn “the art of cookery” and is credited with introducing the nation to French fries and many other delicious delights. It could be said that Jefferson was America’s very first ‘foodie’. “It is extremely rare to find any letters from Thomas Jefferson, in reference to his love for food and French cuisine,” said David Gindy of One of a Kind Collectibles. Signed and inscribed portrait photograph of Marilyn Monroe, inscribed to “Bob” (likely Robert Mitchum, Monroe’s co-star in the 1953 film River of No Return) (est. $12,000-$14,000). Mr. Gindy saw in the signed portrait photograph of Marilyn Monroe, "what made her the American icon she is today.” The 1953 photo came from an estate in Montecito, which sold items of Robert Mitchum, Monroe’s co-star in the 1953 movie River of No Return. Monroe writes, “To Bob, Love & Kisses and I think you are wonderful.” It is believed “Bob” is possibly…

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    Items signed by Washington, Lincoln, JFK and Jackie, Einstein, others are in One of a Kind Collectibles auction Sept. 10

    Buyers can register and bid now, at The sale has 282 lots, many signed by history's brightest luminaries. It's a collector's paradise. 1776 letter signed by then-General George Washington, to Abraham Yates Jr., requesting assistance moving wounded troops after the Battle of Long Island (est. $15,000 -$20,000). CORAL GABLES, FL, UNITED STATES, September 2, 2020 / -- A signed letter from then-General George Washington, a book signed by John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy at Christmas 1962, and a signed letter from Albert Einstein are expected top lots in an Internet-only auction ending September 10th at 8 pm Eastern time by One of a Kind Collectibles. Online bidding is open now, at Remarking on the online event, David Gindy of One of a Kind Collectibles said, “This auction truly has a wide array of historic and scientific items. So many of these rare autographs and books capture poignant moments in history. Many of the lots in the auction showcase prominent figures throughout history, American history in particular. It truly is a collector’s paradise.” Police recruitment press release signed by Theodore Roosevelt, stating, “No weakling, no man of bad moral character and imperfect physical development need apply” (est. $1,200-$1,500). Estimated to bring $15,000-$20,000, the 1776 letter from Washington to Abraham Yates, Jr. is a strong candidate for top lot of the auction. The one-page letter was written in the hand of Washington's aide-de-camp and signed by Washington. After the disastrous defeat at the Battle of Long Island, Washington implored Yates (a New York politician and lawyer) to send “four large Albany sloops...with as much dispatch as possible” to move wounded troops from New York City up the Hudson River to Orange Town. The JFK and Jackie Kennedy signed copy of The White House: A Historic Guide was given as a gift at the White House’s 1962 Christmas party. JFK wrote and signed it, “For Chris with the affectionate regards of his friends John Kennedy...Christmas 1962.” After his signature, he left a space for Jackie to sign, “and love from Jackie.” The signed book, a memento of the Kennedys’ final Christmas together…

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    Rare Autographs, Manuscripts, and Sports Auction

    The Battle of Long Island was a military action taken by the American Continental Army against British forces on August 27th, 1776. Around 19,000 soldiers, under the leadership of George Washington, fought against the British Army to gain control of New York’s port. A letter dated September 8th, 1776 indicates that Washington intended to organize the companies before retreating to the White Plains. The upcoming sale, presented by One of a Kind Collectibles Auctions, includes a letter expressing Washington's concern for his troops in Long Island, New York. The document was handwritten by Washington's aide-de-camp Tench Tilghman during the American Revolutionary War. The auction also highlights a book titled Charge Of Speculation Against Alexander Hamilton, Late Secretary Of The Treasury, Is Fully Refuted. The Hamilton–Reynolds Affair was one of the first major scandals in the political history of the United States, involving Alexander Hamilton and Maria Reynolds. Hamilton publicly admitted to the affair in 1797 after Reynolds accused him of illegal speculations. Also showcased is a typed letter by Albert Einstein intended to give non-Jews the truth of the Nazi regime. An Abraham Lincoln appointment, a copy of George’s Secret Key To The Universe signed by Lucy Hawking and Professor Stephen Hawking, and a 2012-13 Miami Heat Championship ring round out the sale. Interested collectors can explore the full listings and register to bid online on Invaluable.

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    Rare Autograph Auction Featuring Edison’s Patent

    One Of A Kind Collectibles presents a selection of patents, photographs, and documents in the upcoming Rare Autograph Auction. Particularly highlighted is a collection of 37 original British patent letters related to Edison’s invention of the light bulb and incandescent lighting. The auction house notes, “This important British collection has the key patents related to the incandescent lamp… pav[ing] the way for the universal domestic use of electric light.” The collection includes four patents issued to Sir Joseph Swan, an English scientist and co-inventor of the incandescent lamp. With over 150 lots, the sale also features names such as Abraham Lincoln, Muhammad Ali, Bruce Lee, Albert G. Spalding, and Rain in the Face. A letter written by Abraham Lincoln before his inauguration is highlighted. The letter is in response to an autograph request from an “R. M. Green.” A limited-edition photograph of the Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston 1965 rematch and a signed letter by Albert Einstein are other notable lots. View the full catalog and register to bid online on Invaluable.

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    Important Edison patent archive will be auctioned online, May 14th

    Important collection of 37 original British patent letters pertaining to Thomas Edison’s invention of the light bulb and the birth of incandescent lighting, dating from 1878 to 1884 (MB: $10,000). CORAL GABLES, FLA.- An important collection of 37 original British patent letters pertaining to Thomas Edison’s invention of the light bulb and the birth of incandescent lighting, dating from 1878 to 1884, is the expected headliner in an Internet-only auction ending May 14th at 8 pm Eastern time by One of a Kind Collectibles. Bidding is open now, at The historical significance of Edison’s inventions, and the 37-patent archive that documents their development in Europe, cannot be overstated. The man who said that genius was “one percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration” saw his sweat pay off handsomely, as all of humankind was pulled out of the nighttime darkness and into increased productivity, albeit a little less sleep. “This is one of the most historic science archives to ever come to market, representing the very dawn of electric light,” said David Gindy of One of a Kind Collectibles. “These patents comprise the European holdings of Edison’s archive, to include his patent in 1879 for the light bulb, only the most valuable patent ever granted, and the 1880 patent relating to the incandescent lamp.” The archive also features patents for Joseph Swann, the English inventor also working on the light bulb at the same time; and George Westinghouse’s Chesbrough patent of 1878, which he used to get the contract to illuminate the Columbian Exposition, as chronicled in the film Current Wars. All 37 patents are being offered as a single lot. The minimum bid has been set at $10,000. The rest of the auction – around 150 lots in all – is no less impressive, and features items in a wide range of categories, to include historical, presidential, science, sports, aviation, art and literature. The names in the sale are also impressive and wide-ranging, such as Abraham Lincoln, George and Ira Gershwin, Muhammad Ali, Bruce Lee, Albert G. Spalding and Rain in the Face. Lincoln is always a big attraction with collectors.…