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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Apollo 11507 - Apollo 11
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Offered directly by Buzz Aldrin: an Apollo 11 Manned Flight Awareness medal, 1.25? diameter, featuring a depiction of Buzz Aldrin looking at the Ameri
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Apollo 16508 - Apollo 16
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Flown packet of cheese crackers carried to the moon aboard the Command Module Casper during the Apollo 16 mission. The space-food package measures 6.5
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Estimates : 6,000.00 - 8,000.00
 
 
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Collection of (21) ISS Robbins Medallions509 - Collection of (21) ISS Robbins Medallions
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Fantastic collection of 21 unflown sterling silver International Space Station Expedition Robbins medallions, comprising the following expeditions: 1,
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Estimates : 400.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Christa McAuliffe511 - Christa McAuliffe
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TLS signed “S. Christa McAuliffe,” one page, 8.25 x 11, NASA letterhead, September 18, 1985. Letter to Grace Jackson, in full: "Thank you for y...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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STS-1512 - STS-1
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Official color 10 x 8 NASA lithograph of the first Space Shuttle crew in their orange flight suits, signed in black felt tip, "John Young, STS–...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Apollo 11513 - Apollo 11
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Collection of 13 swatches of Beta cloth, each featuring a 3.25? diameter Apollo 11 mission emblem, approximately measuring 7 x 6.5, individually seale
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Apollo 12514 - Apollo 12
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Commemorative cover with a color cachet of an alternate insignia of the Apollo 12 mission, postmarked with a recovery date of November 24, 1969, signe
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Apollo 12515 - Apollo 12
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Apollo 12 recovery cover with a stamped cachet honoring the US Navy Recovery Force and the second manned lunar landing mission, postmarked on the USS
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Apollo 12516 - Apollo 12
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Official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of the Apollo 12 prime crew, signed in black felt tip by Charles Conrad, Richard Gordon, and Alan Bean. In very
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Apollo 13517 - Apollo 13
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Apollo 13 recovery cover with a stamped cachet honoring the US Navy Recovery Force and the potential third manned lunar landing mission, postmarked on
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Apollo 15518 - Apollo 15
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Commemorative cover with a color cachet of the Apollo 15 mission insignia, postmarked with a launch date of July 26, 1971, Kennedy Space Center, FL, s
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Apollo 16519 - Apollo 16
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Official bi-fold color 8.5 x 11 RCA flyer featuring the Apollo 16 crew on the cover, bearing an affixed postage stamp and Cape Canaveral launch date p
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Apollo-Soyuz and Gerald Ford520 - Apollo-Soyuz and Gerald Ford
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Official color 10 x 8 NASA composite photo honoring the Apollo–Soyuz crew, signed in ink or felt tip by Tom Stafford, Deke Slayton, Vance Brand, Alexe
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Neil Armstrong521 - Neil Armstrong
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Official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Armstrong posing in his white space suit against a lunar backdrop, signed in blue felt tip by the Apollo 11 c
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Neil Armstrong522 - Neil Armstrong
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Official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Armstrong in his white space suit against a lunar backdrop, signed and inscribed in green felt tip, "T...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Neil Armstrong523 - Neil Armstrong
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Spectacular official vintage glossy 10.5 x 8 NASA photo of Armstrong posing at the nose of his X-15, distinctly signed in fountain pen. Typed collecto
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Neil Armstrong524 - Neil Armstrong
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TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, personal letterhead, October 26, 1984. Letter to Rick Hamlin, project editor for Guideposts. In full: "Thank you for g...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Neil Armstrong525 - Neil Armstrong
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Desirable ballpoint signature, "Neil Armstrong,” on an off-white 5 x 3 card. In very fine condition. A crisp and clean autograph from the first...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Neil Armstrong526 - Neil Armstrong
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Glossy 8 x 10 close-up photo of Armstrong in a suit and tie, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, "To the Browne Family, All Good Wishes—Nei...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Neil Armstrong527 - Neil Armstrong
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Ballpoint signature and inscription, “To Dan—Best wishes, Neil Armstrong,” on an off-white 4 x 2.75 card. Double-matted and framed with an image of Ar
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Neil Armstrong and Wernher von Braun528 - Neil Armstrong and Wernher von Braun
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Sought-after postal cover, 9.5 x 4.25, postmarked July 20, 1969, the date of the Apollo 11 moon landing, and September 9, 1969, the issue date for the
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Scott Carpenter and Gordon Cooper529 - Scott Carpenter and Gordon Cooper
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Two items signed by Mercury astronauts Carpenter and Cooper: Satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of Scott Carpenter making his way into the Aurora 7 capsule, s
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Alan Bean530 - Alan Bean
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Fantastic color limited edition 20.75 x 31 print of an Alan Bean painting entitled 'Moon Rovers,' showing LMP Jim Irwin photographing CDR Da...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Gene Cernan531 - Gene Cernan
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Two items: a color glossy 8 x 10 photo of Cernan wearing his white space suit and resting his hands on a lunar globe, signed in blue felt tip, "...
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Gene Cernan532 - Gene Cernan
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Two items: a vintage color glossy 9.5 x 7 photo of the Earth, affixed to the original mount, signed and inscribed on the mount in black felt tip, &q...
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Gene Cernan533 - Gene Cernan
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Color semi-glossy 10 x 8 full-length photo of Cernan holding and saluting the American flag on the surface of the moon, signed in blue felt tip, &qu...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Gene Cernan and Tom Stafford534 - Gene Cernan and Tom Stafford
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Two items: Scarce 8 x 10 paperstock photo of the launch of the Gemini 9 mission, signed in black felt tip by Tom Stafford and Gene Cernan. In very go
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Michael Collins535 - Michael Collins
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Official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Collins posing in his white space suit against a lunar backdrop, signed in black felt tip, "M. Collins...
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Charles Conrad536 - Charles Conrad
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Color semi-glossy 10 x 8 photo of Conrad holding the lunar flag on the surface of the moon, signed in gold ink, "Charles Conrad, Jr., Apollo XI...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Ron Evans537 - Ron Evans
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Official color 10 x 8 NASA lithograph of Evans performing his Apollo 17 EVA, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, "Ken & Joyce, This 180...
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Theodore C. Freeman538 - Theodore C. Freeman
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Air Force pilot (1930–1964) selected as part of the third group of astronauts. He was killed on October 31, 1964, when a goose smashed through the coc
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Gemini 9539 - Gemini 9
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Color semi-glossy 10 x 8 half-length photo of the crew of Gemini 9 posing in their white space suits, signed in blue felt tip, "Tom Stafford, G...
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John Glenn540 - John Glenn
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Color satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of Glenn in his silver Mercury space suit, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition, with a couple areas of light e
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John Glenn541 - John Glenn
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Vintage glossy 7 x 9 press photo of Glenn eating a meal, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint, "Best regards to the Gillis's, J. H. Glenn...
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Jim Irwin542 - Jim Irwin
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Official color 10 x 8 NASA lithograph of Irwin saluting the American flag at the Apollo 15 landing site, signed in black felt tip, "Jim Irwin,&...
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James Lovell543 - James Lovell
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Two items: a vintage official glossy 8 x 10 black-numbered NASA photo of Lovell in a suit and tie, signed in fountain pen, "Best Regards, James...
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James Lovell544 - James Lovell
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Color satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of James Lovell walking to the elevator at Pad 19 prior to the Gemini 7 launch, signed in black felt tip, "Jame...
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James Lovell545 - James Lovell
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Signed book: Apollo 13. Collector's edition. Norwalk, CT: Easton Press, 2005. Leatherbound hardcover, 6.25 x 9.25, 378 pages. Signed on the colo...
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Edgar Mitchell546 - Edgar Mitchell
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Attractive semi-glossy 10 x 8 full-length photo of LMP Mitchell walking along the lunar surface, signed in black felt tip, "'Our positions ...
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Dave Scott547 - Dave Scott
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Official 10 x 8 NASA lithograph of Dave Scott with the Lunar Rover during Apollo 15, prominently signed in black felt tip. Typed collector's not...
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Alan Shepard548 - Alan Shepard
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TLS signed “Alan B. Shepard, Jr.,” one page, 8 x 10, Project Mercury letterhead, March 15, 1961. Letter to K. H. Browne, in part: "I am glad to...
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Alan Shepard549 - Alan Shepard
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Official glossy 8 x 10 black-numbered NASA photo of Shepard in a suit and tie, neatly signed in black felt tip. Reverse bears purple NASA caption text
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Skylab 3 and 4550 - Skylab 3 and 4
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Two signed photographs: Color satin-finish 8 x 10 full-length photo of Science Pilot Garriott performing a spacewalk during the Skylab 3 mission, sig
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STS-125551 - STS-125
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Color glossy 10 x 8 photo of the STS-125 crew posing with a model of the Hubble Space Telescope, signed in black felt tip by Scott Altman, Gregory C.
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Valentina Tereshkova and Valery Bykovsky552 - Valentina Tereshkova and Valery Bykovsky
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Semi-glossy 8 x 10 half-length photo of Valery Bykovsky and Valentina Tereshkova posing together, both signing in silver ink. In fine condition.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Wernher von Braun553 - Wernher von Braun
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TLS, one page, 8 x 10.5, NASA letterhead, January 12, 1961. Letter to Dr. Wendell M. Patton, president of High Point College in North Carolina. In par
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John Young554 - John Young
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Color satin-finish 10 x 8 full-length photo of Young jumping off the lunar surface and saluting the American flag, neatly signed in white ink, “John Y
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Cesar Baldaccini555 - Cesar Baldaccini
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French sculptor (1921–1998) who was at the forefront of the Nouveau Réalisme movement with his radical compressions, expansions, and fantastic ...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Cecil Beaton556 - Cecil Beaton
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ALS in pencil, signed “Cecil,” one page both sides, 5.75 x 7.5, Shepheard’s Hotel letterhead, May 1942. Letter to Alice, in part: “You won’t realize i
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Alexander Calder557 - Alexander Calder
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ALS signed “Sandy,” one page, 8.25 x 10.5, no date. Letter to his friend and banker Mr. Beverly Iszard, in full: "Please deposit this! How are ...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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