Fine Autograph and Artifact Auction: Featuring Pop Culture

Auction Details

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
Choose Your Layout > Switch to Grid View Switch to List View
Millard Fillmore101 - Millard Fillmore
RR Auction
Signed book: Universal History, from the Earliest Account of Time, Vol. 3. London: T. Osborne, 1747. Rebound hardcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 497 pages. Signed o
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
First Ladies102 - First Ladies
RR Auction
Five items: an ALS signed “Frances F. Cleveland Preston,” one page both sides on a 5.75 x 3.25 card, March 10, 1930, apologizing for not returning a l
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Gerald Ford103 - Gerald Ford
RR Auction
TLS, one page, 6.25 x 8.5, personal letterhead, December 4, 1995. Letter to Bill Van Laethem, in part: "I am deeply grateful for your thoughtfu...
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
James A. Garfield104 - James A. Garfield
RR Auction
Bold ink signature, "J. A. Garfield, MC,” on an off-white 3.5 x 1.5 slip. In very good to fine condition, with a central vertical fold, lightly...
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Benjamin Harrison105 - Benjamin Harrison
RR Auction
Partly-printed DS as president, signed “Benj. Harrison,” one page, 17.5 x 14, March 29, 1892. President Harrison appoints John H. Baker of Indiana as
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Herbert Hoover106 - Herbert Hoover
RR Auction
Signed book: The Memoirs of Herbert Hoover: 1920–1933, The Cabinet & The Presidency. Second printing. NY: Macmillan, 1952. Hardcover with dust j...
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Herbert Hoover107 - Herbert Hoover
RR Auction
Official printed booklet of Hoover's 1929 Memorial Day address given at Arlington National Cemetery on May 30, 1929, four pages, 5.75 x 9, crisp...
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Lyndon B. Johnson108 - Lyndon B. Johnson
RR Auction
TLS signed “LBJ,” one page, 8 x 10.5, United States Senate letterhead, July 13, 1959. Letter to Hon. Adrian Spears, who would later be appointed as ch
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Lyndon B. Johnson109 - Lyndon B. Johnson
RR Auction
Signed book: The Vantage Point. First edition. NY: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1971. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.5 x 9.5, 636 pages. Signed on a fre
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Lyndon B. Johnson110 - Lyndon B. Johnson
RR Auction
TLS signed “Lyndon,” one page, 8 x 10.5, United States Senate letterhead, May 16, 1952. Letter to California Congressman Jack Z. Anderson, in full: ...
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
John F. Kennedy111 - John F. Kennedy
RR Auction
Unused sheet of letterhead from Kennedy's congressional campaign, one page, 8.5 x 11, no date but circa 1946. The sheet features a portrait of K...
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
John F. Kennedy 1960 Campaign Poster112 - John F. Kennedy 1960 Campaign Poster
RR Auction
Original color 12.75 x 21 poster for Senator Kennedy's 1960 presidential campaign, showing a handsome portrait of JFK against a patriotic backgr...
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
[Abraham Lincoln]113 - [Abraham Lincoln]
RR Auction
Civil War–dated ALS signed “William M. Cooper,” four pages on two adjoining sheets, 5 x 8, April 25, 1865. Letter by a Union hospital worker to his mo
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
William McKinley114 - William McKinley
RR Auction
Bold ink signature, "Yours very truly, Wm McKinley Jr., Canton, O,” on an off-white 4 x 2.5 card. In fine condition. A strong and attractive si...
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
William McKinley115 - William McKinley
RR Auction
Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 20 x 16, March 29, 1898. President McKinley appoints Theodore Hacker as "Postmaster at Red Cloud in t...
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
James Monroe116 - James Monroe
RR Auction
Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 13 x 8.25, May 25, 1820. President Monroe grants Gary McClelland of Franklin County, Ohio, a tract of
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Richard Nixon117 - Richard Nixon
RR Auction
Two first edition books, both hardcover with dust jacket: A New Road for America, published by Doubleday in 1972, signed on the half-title page in bla
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Richard Nixon118 - Richard Nixon
RR Auction
Group of five bookplates for Nixon's 1980 bestseller The Real War, 4 x 5.5, each signed in black felt tip. In overall very fine condition.
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Richard Nixon119 - Richard Nixon
RR Auction
TLS as president, signed “RN,” one page, 6.75 x 8.75, White House letterhead, March 18, 1974. Letter to celebrity astrologist Jeane Dixon, in part: ...
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Barack Obama120 - Barack Obama
RR Auction
Felt tip signature, "Barack Obama,” on a white 6 x 4 card, bearing typed collector's annotations indicating where it was obtained: "Ap...
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Ronald Reagan121 - Ronald Reagan
RR Auction
Color satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of President Reagan with an American flag in the background, signed and inscribed in the lower border in black felt ti
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Ronald Reagan122 - Ronald Reagan
RR Auction
Color 4.5 x 6.5 magazine photo of Reagan from Time, displayed in a 7.25 x 9.25 mat, signed on the mat in black ink. A collector's label on the r...
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Franklin D. Roosevelt123 - Franklin D. Roosevelt
RR Auction
TLS, one page, 8 x 10.5, State of New York Executive Chamber letterhead, March 20, 1931. Letter to Mr. John Victor Levy of Galveston, Texas, in full:
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Franklin D. Roosevelt124 - Franklin D. Roosevelt
RR Auction
DS, one page, 8 x 10, State of New York, Executive Chamber letterhead, January 1, 1932. Governor Roosevelt designates "the Honorable Daniel V. ...
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Theodore Roosevelt125 - Theodore Roosevelt
RR Auction
Ink signature, "Theodore Roosevelt,” on an off-white 7.5 x 3 sheet clipped from the close of a typed letter on his personal stationery. The clo...
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
William H. Taft126 - William H. Taft
RR Auction
World War I-dated TLS signed “Wm. H. Taft,” two pages on two adjoining sheets, 7 x 9.25, personal letterhead, October 17, 1917. Letter to Mr. Fessende
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
William H. Taft127 - William H. Taft
RR Auction
TLS signed “Wm. H. Taft,” three pages, 8 x 10.5, personal letterhead, June 9, 1919. Letter to newspaper correspondent Gus J. Karger, in part: "...
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Harry S. Truman128 - Harry S. Truman
RR Auction
Uncommon partly-printed DS as president, one page, 21.5 x 17.5, September 16, 1952. President Truman appoints Isador Lubin of New York as an "A...
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Harry S. Truman129 - Harry S. Truman
RR Auction
Two TLSs, each one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, dated 1957 and 1959. The first, of August 12, 1957, in part: "If you will telephone ...
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Harry S. Truman130 - Harry S. Truman
RR Auction
TLS, one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, August 24, 1955. Letter to Kenneth Browne, in part: "The book will be published sometime betwe...
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Harry S. Truman131 - Harry S. Truman
RR Auction
Ballpoint signature, "Harry S. Truman, 4–29–68," on an off-white 5.75 x 3.75 card bearing a preprinted statement. Matted and framed with a...
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Harry S. Truman132 - Harry S. Truman
RR Auction
Handsome glossy 3.5 x 5.5 photo of Truman in a suit and tie, boldly signed in the lower border in fountain pen. In fine condition.
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Harry S. Truman133 - Harry S. Truman
RR Auction
Handsome matte-finish 7.75 x 9.75 portrait by Harris & Ewing, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "Kindest regards to Mr. & Mrs. Kenn...
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Donald Trump134 - Donald Trump
RR Auction
Signed book: The Art of the Deal. First edition. NY: Random House, 1987. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.25 x 9.5, 246 pages. Signed and inscribed on th
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
George Washington135 - George Washington
RR Auction
Oversized 13.75 x 21 engraved portrait of George Washington by James Heath, circa 1800, after the iconic 'Lansdowne portrait' by Gilbert Stu...
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Woodrow Wilson136 - Woodrow Wilson
RR Auction
TLS, two pages on two adjoining sheets, 7 x 9.5, personal letterhead, October 13, 1923. Letter to Tennessee Congressman and House Minority Leader Fini
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
John Morton137 - John Morton
RR Auction
Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Pennsylvania (1725–1777) who also chaired the committee that wrote the Articles of Confederation. Revol
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Caesar Rodney138 - Caesar Rodney
RR Auction
Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Delaware (1728–1784) who, on July 2, 1776, famously rode his horse 80 miles non-stop to break the deadl
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Judah P. Benjamin139 - Judah P. Benjamin
RR Auction
British-born American politician and lawyer (1811–1884) who, after serving in the US Senate and rejecting nomination to the Supreme Court, served vari
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Judah P. Benjamin140 - Judah P. Benjamin
RR Auction
British-born American politician and lawyer (1811-1884) who, after serving in the US Senate and rejecting nomination to the Supreme Court, served vari
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
William Jennings Bryan141 - William Jennings Bryan
RR Auction
ALS signed “Bryan,” two pages both sides, 8.5 x 11, personal letterhead, November 26, 1898. Letter to "Sulzer," probably Congressman Willi...
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Henry Clay142 - Henry Clay
RR Auction
ALS signed “H. Clay,” one page both sides, 7.75 x 9.75, July 23, 1840. Letter written from Ashland, Kentucky, in part: "I have duly received yo...
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Clarence Darrow143 - Clarence Darrow
RR Auction
ALS, one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, September 29, [no year]. Letter to "Dr. Starr," in full: "I think I remember Connell...
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Alexander Hamilton144 - Alexander Hamilton
RR Auction
LS as Secretary of the Treasury, signed “A. Hamilton,” one page, 8 x 10, November 27, 1794. Letter to Declaration signer William Ellery, then serving
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 5,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Patrick Henry145 - Patrick Henry
RR Auction
Revolutionary War–dated ALS signed “P. Henry,” one page, 6.25 x 7.75, September 1, 1777. Letter to Colonel William Fleming, in full: "In case C...
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
William M. ‘Boss’ Tweed146 - William M. ‘Boss’ Tweed
RR Auction
Civil War–dated partly-printed DS, signed “W. M. Tweed,” one page, 8.5 x 7, September 18, 1863. Document issued by the "New York County Substit...
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Daniel Webster147 - Daniel Webster
RR Auction
ALS signed “Danl Webster,” one page both sides, 7.75 x 9.5, May 16, 1834. Letter to John Woods, the Whig editor and publisher of the Hamilton Intellig
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Clara Barton148 - Clara Barton
RR Auction
LS, one page, 8.5 x 11, The American National Red Cross letterhead, June 24, 1889. Letter to P. A. Sinlcair of Ashland, Illinois, in full: "You...
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Frederick Douglass149 - Frederick Douglass
RR Auction
ALS, two pages on two adjoining sheets, 5 x 8, January 13, 1891. Letter to "Mr. Halford," written from Port-au-Prince, in full: "I ha...
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Mohandas Gandhi150 - Mohandas Gandhi
RR Auction
ALS signed “M. K. Gandhi,” one page, 5 x 7.25, October 10, 1946. Letter to Lord Pethick-Lawrence, Secretary of State for India and Burma, written from
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 20,000.00 - 30,000.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark