RR Auction: Fine Autograph & Artifact Auction

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Headquartered in Boston’s North End, RR Auction is a globally recognized and trusted source for rare documents, manuscripts, autographs, and historic artifacts. Since its inception in 1980, RR has achieved countless record-setting prices in over 425 successful sales, including Truman Capote’s hand-notated manuscript for Breakfast at Tiffany’s for over $300,000, President Kennedy’s 1963 convertible for $318,000, and a pair of Bonnie and Clyde’s guns for over $500,000. Internationally known and frequently featured in all media outlets—with appearances on NBC’s Today Show, CBS This Morning, Fox News, the New York Times Sunday Magazine, and the London Times—RR Auction prides itself on selling authentic material, thoroughly examined by in-house experts and third-party authenticators, to uphold the guarantee of authenticity. With a stunning full-color print catalog and a massive online presence, RR Auction continues to achieve record prices for clients around the world.
George Washington1George Washington
Rare Bank of Alexandria check, 6.75 x 2.25, filled out and signed by Washington, “G:o Washington,” payable to Abraham Herner for $25, October 6, 1797.
Estimates : 40,000.00 - 45,000.00
George Washington2George Washington
Manuscript DS as president, signed “G:o Washington,” one page, 10.75 x 9.75, September 26, 1789. President Washington appoints Nathaniel Ramsey of Mar
Estimates : 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
George Washington3George Washington
Manuscript DS, signed “G:o Washington,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 8 x 13, September 26, 1785. Payroll document headed, “List of Labourors E
Estimates : 20,000.00 - 30,000.00
John Adams5John Adams
Revolutionary War–dated ALS, one page both sides, 7 x 8.75, [July 17, 1778 per Adams’s papers]. Letter to Edme-Jacques Genet. In part: “Both these pap
Estimates : 8,000.00 - 10,000.00
John Adams6John Adams
Revolutionary War–dated ALS, one page both sides, 7.25 x 9.25, February 13, 1779. Letter to Richard Henry Lee, written while in Paris as commissioner
Estimates : 30,000.00 - 35,000.00
John Adams7John Adams
Full free frank, measuring 9.75 x 7.75 unfolded with a 5 x 3.25 center panel, addressed in another hand to “Capt Partridge at the Military Academy, We
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Thomas Jefferson8Thomas Jefferson
Bold franking signature, “Free, Th: Jefferson,” on an off-white 2.25 x 1 slip clipped from a free frank panel. In fine condition. A supremely attracti
Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
Thomas Jefferson9Thomas Jefferson
Office of Discount & Deposit check, 6 x 2.25, filled out and signed by Jefferson as president, “Th: Jefferson,” payable to Doctor Charles Worthi...
Estimates : 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
Thomas Jefferson and James Madison10Thomas Jefferson and James Madison
Partly-printed vellum DS, signed “Th: Jefferson” as president and “James Madison” as secretary of state, one page, 11.75 x 9.25, March 13, 1802. Land
Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
Thomas Jefferson and James Madison11Thomas Jefferson and James Madison
Partly-printed DS, signed “Th: Jefferson” as president and “James Madison” as secretary of state, one page, 20.5 x 16.25, November 26, 1806. Four-lang
Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
James Madison12James Madison
Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 20 x 16, December 12, 1809. Four-language ship’s papers issued to “Nathaniel M. Perley master or commander o
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
James Madison13James Madison
Partly-printed vellum DS, one page, 12 x 15, April 17, 1816. President Madison grants “Walter Dun…a certain Tract of Land containing Two hundred and t
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Dolley Madison14Dolley Madison
Ink signature, “Mrs. Madison,” on an off-white 3.5 x 2 card, likely intended for use as a personal calling card. In very good to fine condition, with
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
James Madison and James Monroe15James Madison and James Monroe
Partly-printed vellum DS, signed “James Madison” as president and “Jas. Monroe” as secretary of state, one page, 14.5 x 9.25, September 25, 1811. Pres
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
James Madison and James Monroe16James Madison and James Monroe
Desirable partly-printed DS, signed “James Madison” as president and “Jas. Monroe” as secretary of state, one page, 16 x 10.25, no date but circa 1812
Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
James Monroe17James Monroe
Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 14.5 x 8.25, December 13, 1819. President Monroe grants John Warren a parcel of land in Washington, M
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
John Quincy Adams18John Quincy Adams
LS, one page, 8 x 9.75, March 26, 1819. Letter to Robert Lemmon, the Marshal for the district of Illinois, in full: “I have the honor to inform you th
Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
John Quincy Adams19John Quincy Adams
Partly-printed vellum DS as president, signed “J. Q. Adams,” one page, 14.25 x 9.25, June 13, 1826. President Adams grants James Ralston of Kentucky a
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Louisa Catherine Adams20Louisa Catherine Adams
British–born wife of John Quincy Adams who is the only first lady to have been born outside of the United States (1775–1852). Scarce free franked mail
Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
Andrew Jackson21Andrew Jackson
Partly-printed vellum DS as president, three pages two sheets, 11.5 x 15, April 3, 1835. A patent issued to “Elisha Holton, a citizen of the State of
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Andrew Jackson22Andrew Jackson
Rare partly-printed DS, one page, 8.25 x 5.5, July 17, 1793. Legal document, in part: “Know all men by these presents that we John Montgomery & ...
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
Andrew Jackson23Andrew Jackson
Uncommon full free frank as president, measuring 10 x 8 unfolded with a center panel of 5.25 x 3.25, boldly addressed by Jackson to “William J. Leiper
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
Andrew Jackson24Andrew Jackson
Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 15.75 x 9.75, January 5, 1831. Land grant certifying a payment made by Israel Goble for “the sale of
Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
Martin Van Buren25Martin Van Buren
Partly-printed DS as president, signed “M. Van Buren,” one page, 8 x 9.75, November 4, 1839. President Van Buren directs the “Acting Secretary of Stat
Estimates : 6,700.00 - 800.00
Martin Van Buren26Martin Van Buren
Uncommon partly-printed vellum DS as president, signed “M. Van Buren,” one page, 11.5 x 14.75, May 12, 1840. Scallop-topped ship’s pass issued for “th
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
Martin Van Buren27Martin Van Buren
ALS signed “M. Van Buren,” one page, 7.75 x 9.75, May 5, 1829. Letter to General Samuel Smith, in part: “I enclose you Mr. Brown’s letter with my than
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
William Henry Harrison28William Henry Harrison
Letter signed “Robert,” one page, 8 x 12.5, June 14, 1840. Letter about meeting Harrison during his presidential campaign. In part: “We had a splendid
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
John Tyler29John Tyler
Partly-printed DS as president, signed “J. Tyler,” one page, 8 x 10, November 23, 1842. President Tyler directs the Secretary of State to “affix the S
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
John Tyler30John Tyler
Partly-printed DS as president, signed “J. Tyler,” one page, 21.5 x 16.25, no date but circa 1844–1845. Unissued four-language ship’s paper, left blan
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
John Tyler31John Tyler
Ink signature, “John Tyler,” on an off-white 4.5 x 1.25 vellum slip clipped from a document. In fine condition. Accompanied by an engraved portrait of
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Millard Fillmore32Millard Fillmore
ALS, one page, 7.75 x 8.5, January 28, 1840. In full: “Will you do me the favor to send me immediately the names of 10–15 or 20 of such persons in you
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
Millard Fillmore33Millard Fillmore
ALS as president, one page, 8 x 10, April 6, 1850. Letter regarding the attorney general of New York. In full: “I have letter of the 4th inst.—The nam
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Millard Fillmore34Millard Fillmore
ALS as vice president, one page both sides, 7.25 x 8.75, August 10, 1849. Letter to General J. D. Ledyard, in part: “I have yours of the 8th. inst. I
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Millard Fillmore35Millard Fillmore
Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 8 x 8.25, August 9, 1850. President Fillmore authorizes and directs the secretary of state to “affix the Sea
Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
Franklin Pierce36Franklin Pierce
ALS as president signed “Fr. Pierce,” one page both sides, 5.75 x 7, December 7, 1854. Letter to N. H. Osgood in New York. In part: “The Spanish Minis
Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
Franklin Pierce37Franklin Pierce
Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 8 x 10, November 21, 1854. President Pierce directs the secretary of state to “affix the Seal of the United
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Franklin Pierce38Franklin Pierce
Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 14.75 x 17.75, July 24, 1856. President Pierce appoints John Pope as “a Captain in the Navy.” Crisply
Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
Franklin Pierce39Franklin Pierce
ALS signed “Fr. Pierce,” one page, lightly-lined, 8 x 10, July 15, 1841. Letter to H. H. Carroll, in full: “I thank you for your letter written at Bos
Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
Jane Pierce40Jane Pierce
ALS as first lady, signed “J. M. Pierce,” four pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.25 x 7.25, November 10, 1853. Letter to her niece Anne. In part: “I kn
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
James Buchanan41James Buchanan
Civil War–dated ALS, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 6.25 x 8, January 1, 1863. Letter to Supreme Court Justice John Catron. In part: “Where &a...
Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
James Buchanan42James Buchanan
LS as secretary of state, one page, 8 x 13.25, January 13, 1847. Letter to Seth Sweetser, in part: “Your despatches dated 29th Sept…30th Sept—23rd Oct
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
James Buchanan43James Buchanan
ALS, one page both sides, 6.25 x 8, July 25, 1867. Letter to Laura Pleasonton, daughter of Buchanan’s deceased friend Stephen Pleasonton, in full: “I
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
James Buchanan44James Buchanan
Partial partly-printed DS as president, one page, 15 x 4.75, March 7, 1859. Concluding portion of a letters patent signed by President Buchanan and co
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
James Buchanan45James Buchanan
Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 8 x 10, March 21, 1857. President Buchanan directs “the Secretary of State to affix the Seal of the United S
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
James Buchanan46James Buchanan
Partly-printed DS, one page, 11 x 17, no date but circa 1846. Official passport issued to Mary Wiley, providing instructions to “permit safely and fre
Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
Abraham Lincoln47Abraham Lincoln
Civil War–dated handwritten endorsement as president, “And I endorse Gov. Tod, A. Lincoln, Feb. 22, 1865,” one page, 5 x 3.75, penned beneath a manusc
Estimates : 4,000.00 - 5,000.00
Abraham Lincoln48Abraham Lincoln
ADS, signed “Lincoln,” one page, 7 x 5.5, no date. A handwritten legal brief summarizing the dismissal of a case brought by Beverly Allen against thre
Estimates : 4,000.00 - 5,000.00
Abraham Lincoln49Abraham Lincoln
Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 8 x 10.5, February 8, 1864. President Lincoln directs “the Secretary of State to affix the Seal of the Unite
Estimates : 6,000.00 - 8,000.00
Abraham Lincoln50Abraham Lincoln
Brief LS, boldly signed “A. Lincoln,” one page, 5.25 x 2.75, August 2, 1860. A short letter sent from his hometown of of Springfield, Illinois. In ful
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Abraham Lincoln51Abraham Lincoln
Leatherbound ledger belonging to the half great-granduncle of the president, also named Abraham Lincoln, 88 pages, 8.5 x 15, labeled on the front cove
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00