RR Auction: Fine Autographs and Artifacts Featuring The Founding Fathers

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Beginning with a selection of fantastic early American history—the Founding Fathers and Revolutionary War—RR Auction’s July Fine Autograph and Artifact sale boasts over 1,000 lots. Top items include a 1776 autograph letter by General George Washington, a document from rare Declaration signer George Taylor, a book from the personal library of Thomas Jefferson, and a manuscript by John Jay, tracking claims by New York’s Loyalists. An additional special highlight of the auction is an exceedingly rare autograph letter by Protestant Reformer Martin Luther, dated 1543. Other lots of significance are letters by Albert Einstein, Martin Luther King, Jr., Horatio Nelson, Lord Byron, and Barack Obama. 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 July 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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Enola Gay: Tibbets and Sweeney457 - Enola Gay: Tibbets and Sweeney
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Glossy 8 x 10 photo of Enola Gay pilot Paul Tibbets and Bockscar pilot Charles Sweeney shaking hands just before Sweeney's flight to Nagasaki, s...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Enola Gay: Paul Tibbets458 - Enola Gay: Paul Tibbets
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Four items: a glossy 8 x 10 photo of the Hiroshima mushroom cloud, signed in blue felt tip, “Paul W. Tibbets, 11-29-89”; an FDC bearing a cachet honor
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Thomas Foley459 - Thomas Foley
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Royal Navy officer (1757-1833) known for his leadership during the French Revolutionary Wars, especially for his victory at the Battle of the Nile. Ma
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Frazier Patent Cartridge Box460 - Frazier Patent Cartridge Box
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A Frazier Patent, .45-70 cartridge box with blank brass oval plate on the cover flap and a partially legible New York maker marking on the inside fron
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Hagner No. 2 Cartridge Box (Converted to .45 Caliber)461 - Hagner No. 2 Cartridge Box (Converted to .45 Caliber)
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A Hagner Patent, .50-70 cartridge box with blank brass oval plate on the cover flap. The box was converted to hold .45-70 cartridges at some point by
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Winfield Scott Hancock462 - Winfield Scott Hancock
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LS signed “Winf'd S. Hancock,” two pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.5 x 8.5, July 14, 1882. Written from Governors Island, a letter to Virgie We...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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New York State Militia Cartridge Box463 - New York State Militia Cartridge Box
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A Frazier Patent, .45-70 cartridge box with die-struck “NYNG” (New York National Guard) oval plate on the cover flap and McKenney & Co., New Yor...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Pennsylvania National Guard McKeever Pattern .30 Caliber Cartridge Box464 - Pennsylvania National Guard McKeever Pattern .30 Caliber Cartridge Box
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A brown leather “NGP” embossed McKeever box that has canvas loops for holding 24 cartridges (.30-40 Krag), with an embossed “Wm. H. Wilson, Maker, Phi
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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William Sims465 - William Sims
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Admiral in the US Navy (1858–1936) who helped to modernize the American fleet, and commanded all US naval forces operating in Europe during World War
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Adam J. Slemmer466 - Adam J. Slemmer
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US Army officer (1828–1868) who participated in the Seminole Wars and Civil War, remembered as a hero for defending Fort Pickens from Confederate atta
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Gideon Welles467 - Gideon Welles
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Civil War-dated LS, one page, 7.75 x 10, August 1, 1863. Written from the Navy Department, a letter to W. B. Slack, quartermaster of the United States
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Charles White Whittlesey468 - Charles White Whittlesey
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United States Army officer and an American Medal of Honor recipient (1884–1921) who led the 'Lost Battalion' in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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World War I469 - World War I
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Collection of five German items pertaining to World War I, including: a Second Class Iron Cross with ribbon, marked "1914" at the bottom; ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Howard Hughes470 - Howard Hughes
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Menu for a dinner in held in honor of Howard Hughes and his crew at the Terrace Club as part of the 1939 New York World's Fair, 6.5 x 9, signed ...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Charles Lindbergh471 - Charles Lindbergh
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Vintage glossy 9.75 x 8 photo of an unusual tri-motor airplane in a field, signed in fountain pen, "Charles A. Lindbergh, 6/1/29." In very...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Charles Lindbergh472 - Charles Lindbergh
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Poster from Charles Lindbergh's national tour with the Spirit of St. Louis, 22 x 28, signed in the lower right in fountain pen, "Charles A....
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Charles Lindbergh473 - Charles Lindbergh
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Unusual fountain pen signature by aviator Charles Lindbergh, "Charles A. Lindbergh, C. A. Lindbergh, Jr.,” on an off-white 7.5 x 4 stationery e...
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Orville Wright474 - Orville Wright
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TLS, one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, February 18, 1944. Letter to Hap Arnold’s wife, who was Vice President of the Army Air Forces Aid Soc
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Orville Wright475 - Orville Wright
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The Winters National Bank and Trust Co. check, 8.5 x 3, filled out in another hand and signed by Wright, payable to Carrie Grumbach for $27.14, Decemb
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Orville Wright476 - Orville Wright
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Splendid vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 reprint photo of an Orville Wright portrait by Underwood & Underwood, signed and inscribed in fountain pen,...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Wilbur Wright477 - Wilbur Wright
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Rare vintage matte-finish 4.5 x 6.5 portrait of the elder Wright brother by the White Studio of New York, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Co
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Estimates : 12,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
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Mercury 7478 - Mercury 7
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Amazing vintage color glossy 13.75 x 10.75 full-length photo of the original Mercury astronauts posing in front of a Convair F106-B aircraft at Langle
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Apollo 11479 - Apollo 11
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Very desirable FDC postmarked July 20, 1969, the date of the Apollo 11 moon landing, and September 9, 1969, the issue date for the jumbo-sized commemo
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Apollo 11480 - Apollo 11
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Exceptional official color 10 x 8 NASA lithograph of the Apollo 11 crew in their white space suits, boldly signed in blue ballpoint by Neil Armstrong,
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Apollo 11481 - Apollo 11
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Phenomenal vintage color glossy 10.75 x 13.75 photo of the Helicopter 66 recovery of the Apollo 11 astronauts after splashdown on July 24, 1969, affix
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Buzz Aldrin482 - Buzz Aldrin
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Offered directly by Buzz Aldrin: a NASA-produced lunar landing booklet, "In This Decade…Mission To The Moon," 46 pages, 10.25 x 7.75, sign...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Buzz Aldrin483 - Buzz Aldrin
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Offered directly by Buzz Aldrin: a color 11 x 14 commemorative certificate honoring "Mankind's First Landing on the Moon," showing the...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Buzz Aldrin484 - Buzz Aldrin
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Offered directly by Buzz Aldrin: a color semi-glossy 8 x 10 full-length photo of Lunar Module Pilot Aldrin posing on the surface of the moon, his viso
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Buzz Aldrin485 - Buzz Aldrin
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Offered directly by Buzz Aldrin: four issues of the Kennedy Space Center's Spaceport News, dated between 1969 and 2009, Vols. 8, 28, 33, and 49,...
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Buzz Aldrin486 - Buzz Aldrin
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Offered directly by Buzz Aldrin: an uncommon official 8.5 x 11 NASA paperstock lithograph of the "Apollo Landing Sites," showing the moon ...
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Buzz Aldrin487 - Buzz Aldrin
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Offered directly by Buzz Aldrin: an official color glossy 10 x 8 NASA photo of the opposite sides of Mars, signed in blue felt tip, "Buzz Aldri...
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Buzz Aldrin488 - Buzz Aldrin
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Offered directly by Buzz Aldrin: a collection of seven books, each hardcover with dust jacket, signed on the title page in ink or felt tip by Aldrin,
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Buzz Aldrin489 - Buzz Aldrin
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Offered directly by Buzz Aldrin: a dual-sided page removed from the ‘Launch Vehicle Operations for Support of Space Vehicle Countdown Demonstration Te
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Buzz Aldrin490 - Buzz Aldrin
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Offered directly by Buzz Aldrin: a booklet entitled "The First Lunar Landing, As Told by the Astronauts," published in 1989 to celebrate t...
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Buzz Aldrin491 - Buzz Aldrin
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Offered directly by Buzz Aldrin: an uncommon pair of oversized official color NASA lithographs, 11 x 14 and 14 x 11, both signed in silver ink, &quo...
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Buzz Aldrin492 - Buzz Aldrin
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Offered directly by Buzz Aldrin: a color glossy 8 x 10 photo of Aldrin's bootprint on the lunar surface, signed in blue felt tip, "Buzz Ald...
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Buzz Aldrin493 - Buzz Aldrin
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Offered directly by Buzz Aldrin: a white snapback cap with embroidered NASA 'meatball' logo to crown and American flag to left side panel, s...
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Buzz Aldrin494 - Buzz Aldrin
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Offered directly by Buzz Aldrin: two unused vintage Kennedy Space Center bumper stickers, 14.75 x 4 and 12 x 3.5, one for the "International Mo...
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Buzz Aldrin495 - Buzz Aldrin
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Offered directly by Buzz Aldrin: an MGM Records 45 RPM commemorative record of "First Man on the Moon," signed on the front of the sleeve ...
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Buzz Aldrin496 - Buzz Aldrin
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Offered directly by Buzz Aldrin: two uncommon FDCs issued by RCA and TWA, both 9.5 x 4.25, bearing cachets honoring the crew of the Apollo 11 mission,
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Buzz Aldrin497 - Buzz Aldrin
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Offered directly by Buzz Aldrin: an appealing FDC with a color cachet honoring the Apollo 11 mission insignia with text above, "'One small ...
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Buzz Aldrin498 - Buzz Aldrin
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Two items offered directly by Buzz Aldrin: a souvenir "Journey to the Moon" 11-dollar bank note, 6 x 2.5, with front showing an image of B...
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Buzz Aldrin499 - Buzz Aldrin
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Two items offered directly by Buzz Aldrin: an FDC with a cachet honoring the 20th anniversary of the first moon landing, signed in blue ballpoint, &...
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Buzz Aldrin500 - Buzz Aldrin
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Offered directly by Buzz Aldrin: a "Viking Project: Mission to Mars" pamphlet printed by NASA's Viking Project Office at the Langley R...
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Buzz Aldrin501 - Buzz Aldrin
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Offered directly by Buzz Aldrin: a circa 1973 color 16.75 x 10.75 poster of the "Historical Events of First Lunar Flights," showing 13 ima...
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Buzz Aldrin502 - Buzz Aldrin
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Offered directly by Buzz Aldrin: a pair of color NASA Tours postcards, 5.5 x 3.5 and 3.5 x 5.5, both signed in blue felt tip, "Buzz Aldrin, Apo...
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Buzz Aldrin503 - Buzz Aldrin
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Offered directly by Buzz Aldrin, two items relating to the 30th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission: a menu for the "30th Anniversary Dinner&q...
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Buzz Aldrin504 - Buzz Aldrin
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Offered directly by Buzz Aldrin: a quad-fold pamphlet for the Apollo 11 mission, measures 16.75 x 9.75 unfolded (front panel measures 4.25 x 9.75), si
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Buzz Aldrin505 - Buzz Aldrin
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Offered directly by Buzz Aldrin: a souvenir booklet for the "Log of Apollo II," 13 pages, 8.5 x 11, signed on the front cover in blue ball...
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Apollo 11506 - Apollo 11
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Offered directly by Buzz Aldrin: a still-sealed commemorative New Frontier bronze medal, 76 mm, 242 gm, designed by Joel Iskowitz and sculpted by Pheb
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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