Fine Autograph and Artifact Auction: Featuring Pop Culture

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RR Auction's December Fine Autograph and Artifact sale boasts more than 900 lots, highlighted by a multitude of important historical letters and a robust selection of material from popular culture. Highlights of the sale include a signed Abraham Lincoln carte-de-visite, checks from George Washington and Donald Trump, a Charles Dickens autograph quote from A Christmas Carol, rare artifacts recovered from the USS Arizona after Pearl Harbor, unique mixed-media artwork by Bob Dylan, a Christmas card from Al Capone, and rare oversized 'outtake' prints from the Beatles' famous Abbey Road shoot. RR Auction is a globally recognized and trusted auction house specializing in historical autographs and artifacts. Join us as we make history selling history in December 2018.
ALS - Autograph Letter Signed
ANS - Autograph Note Signed
AQS - Autograph Quotation Signed
AMQS - Autograph Musical Quotation Signed
DS - Document Signed
FDC - First Day Cover
Inscribed - “Personalized”
ISP - Inscribed Signed Photograph
LS - Letter Signed
SP - Signed Photograph
TLS - Typed Letter Signed
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Theodore Roosevelt51 - Theodore Roosevelt
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TLS signed “T. Roosevelt,” one page, 6.75 x 7.5, The Outlook letterhead, August 28, 1912. Letter to E. A. Van Valkenburg of the Philadelphia North Ame
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Theodore Roosevelt52 - Theodore Roosevelt
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TLS, one page, 8 x 10.5, United States Civil Service Commission letterhead, October 23, 1894. Letter to Senator Charles F. Manderson of Nebraska, in f
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Theodore Roosevelt53 - Theodore Roosevelt
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TLS, one page, 7.75 x 9.5, Oyster Bay letterhead, August 3, 1915. Marked “Private” in the upper corner, a letter to E. A. Van Valkenburg of the Philad
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Theodore Roosevelt54 - Theodore Roosevelt
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ALS, two pages on two adjoining sheets, 4 x 6.25, Sagamore Hill, Oyster Bay letterhead, June 6, 1888. Letter to F. O. French, in full: “I am looking f
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Theodore Roosevelt55 - Theodore Roosevelt
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TLS, one page, 7 x 9.75, Oyster Bay letterhead, September 15, 1917. Letter to Edwin A. Van Valkenberg, publisher of the Philadelphia North American, i
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Theodore Roosevelt56 - Theodore Roosevelt
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TLS as president, one page, 7.25 x 8.75, White House letterhead, August 14, 1907. Letter to Mr. S. H. Church in Pittsburgh, in part: "I enclose...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Theodore Roosevelt57 - Theodore Roosevelt
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TLS, one page, 8.25 x 10.5, Kansas City Star letterhead, May 15, 1918. Letter to Edward A. Greene in Newark, in full: "I think you should give ...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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William H. Taft58 - William H. Taft
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TQS as president signed “Wm. H. Taft,” one page, 7 x 8.75, White House letterhead, January 21, 1913. A moving sentiment on good citizenship from the s
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Woodrow Wilson59 - Woodrow Wilson
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TLS as president, one page, 7 x 8.75, White House letterhead, January 9, 1918. Letter to Kansas Congressman Jouett Shouse, in full: “It is extremely h
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Woodrow Wilson60 - Woodrow Wilson
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TLS as president, one page, 7 x 8.75, White House letterhead, April 7, 1917. Letter to Walter Lippmann of The New Republic, in full: "Thank you...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Woodrow Wilson61 - Woodrow Wilson
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Uncommon World War I-dated TMS, three pages, 7.5 x 10, The White House, October 13, 1917, signed at the conclusion by President Wilson. Declaration ur
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Woodrow Wilson62 - Woodrow Wilson
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TLS as president, one page, 7 x 8.75, White House letterhead, November 12, 1918. Letter to the Hon. Jouett Shouse of Kansas, in part: "Your let...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Warren G. Harding63 - Warren G. Harding
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TLS as president, two pages on two adjoining sheets, 7 x 9, White House letterhead, November 10, 1921. Letter to famed Mouth Rushmore sculptor Gutzon
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Warren G. Harding64 - Warren G. Harding
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TLS as president, one page, 6.75 x 8.75, White House letterhead, September 30, 1921. Letter to pastor and magazine editor Dr. John Wesley Hill, in ful
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Warren G. Harding65 - Warren G. Harding
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Typewritten manuscript DS, one page, 6.25 x 8, no date but circa 1921. In full: "If we are to put America on the right track, and bring about t...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Calvin Coolidge66 - Calvin Coolidge
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Extremely rare presidential paycheck from the Treasurer of the United States, 8.5 x 3.25, filled out in type as payable to "Calvin Coolidge Pre...
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Calvin Coolidge67 - Calvin Coolidge
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TLS as president, one page, 7 x 8.75, White House letterhead, September 4, 1924. Letter to W. J. Cameron, editor of Ford's Dearborn Independent,...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Herbert Hoover68 - Herbert Hoover
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Hand-corrected telegram draft, two pages, 8 x 13, April 7, 1919. A draft of the response by the 'Big Four' (American President Woodrow Wilso...
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Herbert Hoover69 - Herbert Hoover
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TLS, one page, 8 x 10.5, Department of Commerce, Office of the Secretary letterhead, June 24, 1922. Letter to George Horace Lorimer of the Saturday Ev
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Franklin D. Roosevelt70 - Franklin D. Roosevelt
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Two TLSs as president, each one page, 8 x 10.5, White House letterhead, dated 1937 and 1942, both to the Hon. H. P. Fulmer, chairman of the House Comm
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Harry S. Truman71 - Harry S. Truman
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TLS as president, one page, 7 x 8.75, White House letterhead, August 13, 1951. Letter to former Democratic congressman Maury Maverick. In part: &quo...
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Harry S. Truman72 - Harry S. Truman
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TLS as president, one page, 7 x 8.75, White House letterhead, July 18, 1946. Letter to Mr. A. D. G. Cohn, the Grand Chancellor of the Nu Beta Epsilon
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Dwight D. Eisenhower73 - Dwight D. Eisenhower
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Hand-edited typed draft, headed "Speech for United Nations Day," two pages, 8.5 x 14, dated in pencil in another hand, "for October 2...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Dwight D. Eisenhower74 - Dwight D. Eisenhower
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TLS as president, one page, 6.75 x 8.75, White House letterhead, December 1, 1960. Letter to Congressman Seymor Halpern of New York, in part: "...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Dwight D. Eisenhower75 - Dwight D. Eisenhower
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World War II–dated ALS signed “Ike,” two pages, 7.75 x 10.5, April 9, [1945]. Letter to "My darling," his wife Mamie, in part: "Luciu...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Dwight D. Eisenhower76 - Dwight D. Eisenhower
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Signed book: Crusade in Europe. First edition, limited issue, numbered 617/1426. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1948. Hardcover with acetate jacket and s
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Dwight D. Eisenhower77 - Dwight D. Eisenhower
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TLS, one page, 7 x 9, War Department, Chief of Staff letterhead, January 21, 1946. Letter to Dr. Samuel McCrea Cavert, General Secretary of the Federa
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Dwight D. Eisenhower78 - Dwight D. Eisenhower
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TLS as president, one page, 7.25 x 10.5, White House letterhead, December 1, 1954. Letter to Ralph Bonnell, in full: "I write you this letter i...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Jacqueline Kennedy79 - Jacqueline Kennedy
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Handwritten letter, unsigned, one page, 7.25 x 10.5. Del Monte Lodge letterhead, November 9, 1959. Jacqueline Kennedy attacks a Time Magazine article
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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John F. Kennedy80 - John F. Kennedy
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Signed book: Profiles in Courage. Later printing. NY: Harper & Brothers, 1956. Hardcover, 6 x 8.5, 266 pages. Signed on the first free end page ...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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John F. Kennedy81 - John F. Kennedy
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Early TLS signed “John Kennedy,” one page, 8 x 10.5, House of Representatives letterhead, January 23, 1948. Letter to Kenneth Browne, in part: "...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Lyndon B. Johnson82 - Lyndon B. Johnson
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Original pencil doodle by President Lyndon B. Johnson accomplished on a sheet of 4.5 x 7 "Aboard Air Force One" stationery, done on May 17...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Ronald Reagan83 - Ronald Reagan
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ALS signed “Love, Dad,” one page both sides, 6.25 x 8.5, personal letterhead, December 24, [1990]. Letter to his estranged daughter, Patti Davis, in f
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Estimates : 20,000.00 - 25,000.00
 
 
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Ronald Reagan84 - Ronald Reagan
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ALS as governor, signed “RR,” one page, 8 x 10, June 1, 1967. Letter to Dr. Franklin J. Keville, referencing the Regents of the University of Californ
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Ronald Reagan85 - Ronald Reagan
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Wells Fargo Bank private account check, 6 x 2.75, filled out by Nancy Reagan and signed by Ronald Reagan, payable to Mike Abrums Inc. for $30, June 21
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Ronald Reagan86 - Ronald Reagan
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ALS signed “Ron,” one page, 8.5 x 11, [annotated July 13, 1967]. Letter to Jimmy Dixon, in part: "Thanks for the information & suggestions ...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Donald Trump87 - Donald Trump
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Extremely rare personal check, filled out in type and signed by Donald Trump, payable to Steiner Sports Memorabilia Inc. for $909.99, August 17, 2011.
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Estimates : 15,000.00 - 20,000.00
 
 
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Four Presidents88 - Four Presidents
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Sought-after color satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, and Jimmy Carter gathered at the White House preparing to d
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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John Quincy Adams89 - John Quincy Adams
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Ink endorsement signature, "J. Q. Adams,” on a 3 x 2.75 slip clipped from a Bank of the United States check made payable for $400. In very good...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Chester A. Arthur90 - Chester A. Arthur
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Large and bold ink signature as president, "Chester A. Arthur, March 5, 1883,” on an off-white 7 x 9 sheet. In fine condition. On the same date...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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George Bush91 - George Bush
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Felt tip signature and inscription as president, "To: Allen Fortson, Best Wishes, George Bush, Jan. 24, 1990,” on an off-white 4.5 x 2.5 card. ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter92 - Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter
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Three color laserprint photos, 8.5 x 11 and 11 x 8.5, each showing Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter during their time in the White House, each signed in blac
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Grover Cleveland93 - Grover Cleveland
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Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 15.5 x 12.75, August 12, 1886. President Cleveland appoints Henry D. Linsley as "Postmaster at Branfo...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Bill Clinton94 - Bill Clinton
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Signed book: My Life. First edition. NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.5 x 9.5, 957 pages. Signed on the title page in blue fel
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Bill Clinton95 - Bill Clinton
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Color glossy 9.25 x 7 photo of President Bill Clinton and German Chancellor Gerhard Schroder during the former's visit to Germany in May 1999, s...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Bill Clinton96 - Bill Clinton
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Color satin-finish 10 x 8 half-length photo of Bill Clinton speaking at a Global Business Forum event, signed in the upper border in black felt tip. I
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Calvin Coolidge97 - Calvin Coolidge
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Vintage matte-finish 6 x 8 bust-length portrait of Coolidge by the Edmonston Studio of Washington, D.C., signed and inscribed in the lower border in f
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Dwight D. Eisenhower98 - Dwight D. Eisenhower
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Unsigned typed letter, dictated as president, two pages, 7 x 10.25, White House letterhead, May 14, 1960. Letter to Carl Shipley at the National Press
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Dwight D. Eisenhower99 - Dwight D. Eisenhower
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Glossy 9.25 x 8 photo of Eisenhower seated with two gentlemen, signed and inscribed in the lower border in fountain pen, "To William Shea, with...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Dwight D. Eisenhower, Winston Churchill, and Hubert Humphrey100 - Dwight D. Eisenhower, Winston Churchill, and Hubert Humphrey
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Interesting pairing of historic flown airmail covers: one carried on the flight of Winston Churchill from New York to London on May 10–11, 1959, after
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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