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
Revolutionary War–dated ALS signed “G:o Washington,” one page both sides, 7.25 x 10.5, June 5, 1782. Letter to General Benjamin Lincoln. In full: “Col
Estimates : 75,000.00 - 100,000.00
George Washington2George Washington
Historically significant and extremely rare handwritten fragment from Washington’s first draft of his inaugural address on both sides of a 7 x .75 sli
Estimates : 20,000.00 - 25,000.00
George Washington3George Washington
Revolutionary War–dated partly-printed DS, signed “G:o Washington,” one page, 8.5 x 13, June 7, 1783. Continental Army military discharge headed “By H
Estimates : 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
John Adams4John Adams
Revolutionary War–dated third-person ANS to Edme Jacques Genet, signed within the text “Mr. Adams,” one page, 5.25 x 2.25, July 9, 1778. In full: “Mr.
Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
John Adams5John Adams
Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 12 x 17, January 13, 1801. Exceptional ship’s pass, in part: “By the President of the United States o
Estimates : 5,000.00 - 6,000.00
John Adams6John Adams
Partial manuscript DS, signed “John Adams,” one page, 7 x 5, July 20, 1787. Conclusion of a document crisply signed at the conclusion by Adams at Gros
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Thomas Jefferson and James Madison7Thomas Jefferson and James Madison
Choice partly-printed vellum DS, signed “Th: Jefferson” as president and “James Madison” as secretary of state, one page, 10.25 x 15.5, December 23, 1
Estimates : 6,000.00 - 8,000.00
Thomas Jefferson8Thomas Jefferson
Historically significant ALS as president signed “Th: Jefferson,” one page, 7.25 x 9.5, August 6, 1808. Letter to Messrs. Kerr, Moore & Williams...
Estimates : 45,000.00 - 50,000.00
Thomas Jefferson and James Madison9Thomas Jefferson and James Madison
Highly desirable partly-printed vellum DS, signed “Th: Jefferson” as president and “James Madison” as secretary of state, two pages, 11.75 x 14.5, Aug
Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
James Madison10James Madison
ALS as president, one page, 7.75 x 9.75, December 27, 1809. Letter to Reverend William Bentley regarding a testimonial for General John Stark. In part
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
James Madison11James Madison
Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 14.75 x 9, March 19, 1813. Land grant issued to Martin Keever Junior stating that “full payment has b
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
James Madison12James Madison
Desirable full free frank, measuring 9.75 x 8 unfolded with a center panel of 5.25 x 3.25, addressed to “General Js. Breckinridge, Richmond,” and fran
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
James Madison13James Madison
Ink signature, “James Madison,” on an off-white 3.25 x 1 slip. Framed with an engraving of the fourth president. In fine condition.
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
James Madison: Richard Cutts14James Madison: Richard Cutts
United States Representative from Massachusetts (1771–1845) who was the brother-in-law of James Madison. ALS, one page, 8 x 7.5, August 8, 1815. Lette
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Dolley Madison15Dolley Madison
Very scarce ALS signed “D. P. Madison,” one page, 7.75 x 9.75, June 22, 1840. Brief letter to Richard Smith at the Bank of the Metropolis, in full: “W
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
Dolley Madison: Mary Cutts16Dolley Madison: Mary Cutts
ALS signed “Mary,” four pages on two adjoining sheets, 8 x 10.5, Washington, August 29, 1849. Letter reporting the death of her aunt, Dolley Madison,
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
James Madison and James Monroe17James Madison and James Monroe
Partly-printed scallop-top vellum DS, signed “James Madison” as president and “Jas. Monroe” as secretary of state, one page, 11 x 14.75, March 25, 181
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
James Madison and James Monroe18James Madison and James Monroe
War–dated partly-printed DS, signed “James Madison” as president and “Jas. Monroe” as secretary of state, one page, 16 x 12.75, December 17, 1813. Dur
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
James Monroe19James Monroe
ALS as president, one page, 8 x 10, June 22, 1822. Letter to the comptroller, in full: “On the report & opinion of the Attorney General, respect...
Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
James Monroe20James Monroe
LS signed “Jas. Monroe,” one page, 7.25 x 8.75, May 28, 1800. Letter to Governor John Jay of New York, written by Monroe while serving as governor of
Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
James Monroe21James Monroe
Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 16 x 9.75, November 13, 1822. President Monroe grants Samuel Ream of Ohio a parcel of land “containin
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
James Monroe22James Monroe
War-dated DS, signed “Jas. Monroe,” one page, 7.75 x 6.5, August 28, 1812. Printed circular headed “Additional Instruction to the public and private a
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
James Monroe: John Jacob Astor23James Monroe: John Jacob Astor
Manuscript bank check, 7.75 x 3, filled out in another hand and signed by John Jacob Astor, payable to James Monroe for $3,400, April 21, 1815. In fin
Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
James Monroe and John Quincy Adams24James Monroe and John Quincy Adams
Partly-printed vellum DS, signed “James Monroe” as president and “John Quincy Adams” as secretary of state, one page, 11.5 x 15, April 16, 1823. Scall
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
John Quincy Adams25John Quincy Adams
ALS signed “Your father, J. Q. Adams,” one page, 6.75 x 3, July 27, 1830. Letter to his son Charles Francis Adams, in full: “I enclose a Power to you
Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
John Quincy Adams26John Quincy Adams
Free franked mailing envelope, 4.5 x 3, addressed in Adams’s hand to “Richard Rush Esqr, York, Pennsylvania,” and franked in the upper right, “J. Q. A
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
John Quincy Adams and Millard Fillmore27John Quincy Adams and Millard Fillmore
Softcover autograph book, 5 x 8, signed throughout by approximately 120 members of the 1840s US Congress, some signatures clipped and affixed, includi
Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
Andrew Jackson28Andrew Jackson
Partly-printed vellum DS as president, two pages, 11 x 14, September 28, 1831. A patent issued to “Benjamin Myers, A Citizen of the United States
Estimates : 3,000.00 - 3,500.00
Andrew Jackson and His Cabinet29Andrew Jackson and His Cabinet
Ink signatures of Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, Samuel D. Ingham, John H. Eaton, John Branch, Edward Livingston, William J. Duane, and Levi Woodbu
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
Andrew Jackson30Andrew Jackson
Third-person ALS as president, signed within the body as “The President of the United States” and “The President,” one page, 8 x 10, April 29, 1835. L
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
Martin Van Buren31Martin Van Buren
ALS signed “M. Van Buren,” one page both sides, 7.75 x 9.75, June 20, 1829. Letter to the secretary of war. In part: “Major Sproult of N. York is a ca
Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
Martin Van Buren32Martin Van Buren
Full free frank, measuring 9.75 x 7.75 unfolded with a center panel of 5.5 x 3.5, addressed in Van Buren’s hand to “B. Bates Esqr, Post Office, N. Yor
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
William Henry Harrison33William Henry Harrison
ANS signed “W. H. Harrison,” one page, 6 x 3.5, July 24, 1840. Brief note regarding a thirty-five dollar payment to “Dr. Thornton.” In very good condi
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
William Henry Harrison34William Henry Harrison
ALS signed “W. H. Harrison,” one page both sides, 8 x 9.75, Cincinnati, February 15, 1824. Letter to John Scott, congressman from Missouri, in part:...
Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
John Tyler35John Tyler
Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 11.5 x 17.75, June 1, 1843. Uncommon land office grant approved by Tyler, in part: “Whereas, Mary Wel
Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
John Tyler36John Tyler
ALS as president signed “J. Tyler,” one page, 8 x 9.75, October 20, 1841. Letter to Benjamin Ogle Tayloe, in full: “Your letter of this day as well as
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
John Tyler37John Tyler
Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 15.5 x 9.5, July 2, 1844. President Tyler appoints Hezekiah W. Scovell as “Deputy Postmaster of Lockport, in
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
James K. Polk38James K. Polk
Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 14.75 x 17, April 30, 1847. President Polk promotes Allen Lowd to “the rank of Major by Brevet…For gallant c
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
James K. Polk39James K. Polk
ALS, one page, 7.75 x 9.75, February 16, 1839. Letter to James E. Root, in full: “In compliance with the request contained in your letter of the 9th I
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Zachary Taylor40Zachary Taylor
Partly-printed vellum DS as president, signed “Z. Taylor,” one page, 14.5 x 13, January 14, 1850. President Taylor appoints Charles Noble of Michigan
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
Zachary Taylor41Zachary Taylor
LS signed “Z. Taylor,” one page, 8.75 x 10.75, August 26, 1848. Letter to Mr. E. W. Lincoln, marked “private,” at the top. In full: “I have the honor
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Millard Fillmore42Millard Fillmore
ALS as vice president, one page, 8 x 10, April 6, 1850. Letter regarding the attorney general of New York. In full: “I have your letter of the 4th ins
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Millard Fillmore43Millard Fillmore
ALS, one page, 4.75 x 7.5, June 2, 1858. Letter to Indiana congressman O. H. Smith, in part: “My wife has the misfortune to hold two bonds given by Ho
Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
Franklin Pierce44Franklin Pierce
ALS as president, one page, 7.5 x 8, October 31, 1856. In full: “I have just received your note of the 27th inst. and regret my inability to comply wi
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Franklin Pierce45Franklin Pierce
Attractive manuscript DS as president, one page both sides, 11 x 16.5, July 5, 1854. President Pierce appoints James A. Peden as the “Minister Residen
Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
Franklin Pierce46Franklin Pierce
ALS, one page both sides, 5 x 8, October 24, 1862. Letter to F. N. Blood of New Hampshire concerning a real estate transaction. In part: “I met Colo.
Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
James Buchanan47James Buchanan
ALS, one page, 4.25 x 3.75, November 21, 1861. Letter to W. A. J. Handran, in full: “In compliance with your request I send you my autograph.” Matted
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
James Buchanan48James Buchanan
Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 15 x 18, April 3, 1858. President Buchanan appoints John Grimes Walker as “a Lieutenant in the Navy,
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Abraham Lincoln49Abraham Lincoln
LS as president signed “A. Lincoln,” two pages, 5 x 8, Executive Mansion letterhead, May 29, 1862. Letter to Reverend Carlton Chase, with the body wri
Estimates : 25,000.00 - 30,000.00
Abraham Lincoln50Abraham Lincoln
Rare partly-printed DS as president, signed in full, “Abraham Lincoln,” one page, 21.5 x 16.5, August 26, 1861. Four-language ship’s papers issued to
Estimates : 10,000.00 - 15,000.00