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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James Madison202 - James Madison
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Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 20.25 x 16.25, April 25, 1809. A four-language ship's pass issued to "Elijah Crooker, master or c...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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James Madison and James Monroe203 - James Madison and James Monroe
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Partly-printed DS, signed "James Madison" as president and "Jas. Monroe" as secretary of state, one page, 21 x 16.5, November 24...
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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James Monroe204 - James Monroe
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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 16 x 10, November 19, 1822. President Monroe grants a "certain Tract of Land, containing seven...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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James Monroe205 - James Monroe
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War-dated DS as secretary of state, signed "Jas. Monroe," one page, 7.75 x 7.5, no date but circa 1812. Printed State Department circular ...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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James Monroe and John Quincy Adams206 - James Monroe and John Quincy Adams
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Manuscript DS, signed “James Monroe” as president and “John Quincy Adams” as secretary of state, one page, 9.75 x 15.25, June 25, 1822. President Monr
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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John Quincy Adams207 - John Quincy Adams
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ALS signed “John Q. Adams,” one page, 7.5 x 9, January 19, 1798. Letter to Sylvanus Bourne, consul general to the United States at Amsterdam, written
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Andrew Jackson208 - Andrew Jackson
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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 14 x 11, July 2, 1836. President Jackson appoints Charles K. Gardner as "Auditor of the Treasu...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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William Henry Harrison210 - William Henry Harrison
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Excessively rare partial partly-printed DS as president, boldly signed “W. H. Harrison,” one page, 6 x 3.25, April 10, 1841. Dutch segment of a multi-
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Estimates : 10,000.00 - 12,000.00
 
 
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William Henry Harrison211 - William Henry Harrison
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ALS signed “W. H. Harrison,” one page, 8 x 12.5, April 30, 1831. Letter to letter to Messrs. J & S Smith, penned on the reverse of a document re...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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[William Henry Harrison]212 - [William Henry Harrison]
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Letter signed "Robert," one page, 8 x 12.5, June 14, 1840. Letter about meeting Harrison during his presidential campaign. In part: "...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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John Tyler213 - John Tyler
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Remarkable ALS signed “J. Tyler,” with included handwritten manuscript signed thrice within the text in the third-person, "Captain John Tyler&q...
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Estimates : 8,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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Zachary Taylor214 - Zachary Taylor
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Scarce and sought-after partly-printed DS as president, signed “Z. Taylor,” one page, 21.25 x 16.5, December 20, 1849. A four-language ship's pa...
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Millard Fillmore215 - Millard Fillmore
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Civil War–dated ALS, one page both sides, 5 x 7.75, September 21, 1861. Letter to Dr. Cyrus Powers, nephew of his late wife Abigail. In part: “I have
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Millard Fillmore216 - Millard Fillmore
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Signed book: Register of All Officers and Agents, Civil, Military, and Naval, in the Service of the United States, on the Thirtieth September, 1833. W
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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James Buchanan217 - James Buchanan
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Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 21.75 x 16.75, June 20, 1860. Four-language ship's paper issued to "Orrick Smalley, master or com...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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James Buchanan218 - James Buchanan
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ALS, two pages both sides, 4.5 x 7, August 3, 1855. Letter to Dr. Samuel A. Houston of the 6th Auditor's Office in Washington, written from Lond...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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James Buchanan219 - James Buchanan
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Manuscript DS as president, one page, 10.5 x 16.5, November 29, 1859. President Buchanan grants Patrick Mulligan, "held in confinement in the c...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Abraham Lincoln220 - Abraham Lincoln
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Desirable Civil War-dated endorsement as president, signed "A. Lincoln," on an off-white 3.75 x 2 slip dated August 13, 1864. The endorsem...
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Estimates : 8,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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Abraham Lincoln221 - Abraham Lincoln
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Civil War-dated partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 15.25 x 18.5, July 1, 1864. President Lincoln appoints Robert Lennox as "First...
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Estimates : 6,000.00 - 8,000.00
 
 
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Abraham Lincoln222 - Abraham Lincoln
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Remarkable pairing of autograph endorsements signed as president, one page, 7 x 7.5, both dated 1864. The first, in full: "Submitted to Sec. of...
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Estimates : 10,000.00 - 12,000.00
 
 
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Andrew Johnson223 - Andrew Johnson
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ALS, four pages both sides, 7.75 x 9.75, February 9, 1851. Letter to his close friend and confidant Sam Milligan, marked "Confidential," c...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Andrew Johnson224 - Andrew Johnson
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ALS, one page both sides, 7.75 x 9.75, May 15, 1851. Boldly penned letter to John H. Keyser, in part: "Your letter of the 6th ult. was received...
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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U. S. Grant225 - U. S. Grant
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Civil War–dated ALS signed “U. S. Grant, Lt. Gen.,” 7.75 x 9.75, March 14, 1864. Written from Louisville, a letter to Major General Frederick Steele,
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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U. S. Grant226 - U. S. Grant
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Civil War-dated ALS signed "U. S. Grant, Lt. Gen. U.S.A.," one page both sides, 5 x 8, Head Quarters Armies of the United States letterhea...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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U. S. Grant227 - U. S. Grant
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Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 20.75 x 16.5, February 23, 1872. President Grant appoints William Brisbane of Pennsylvania as "Consul...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Andrew Johnson and U. S. Grant228 - Andrew Johnson and U. S. Grant
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Civil War–dated manuscript DS as president, signed "Andrew Johnson," one page, 8.25 x 13.5, April 24, 1865; with cover letter by U. S. Gra...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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James A. Garfield230 - James A. Garfield
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Extremely rare partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 15.75 x 19.75, May 14, 1881. President Garfield appoints Lorenzo Lorain a “Major in th
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Estimates : 8,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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James A. Garfield231 - James A. Garfield
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Spectacular ALS, signed three times, “James,” four pages on two adjoining sheets, 6.5 x 8.75, July 17, 1854. The 23-year-old Garfield writes from Will
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Estimates : 1,800.00 - 2,200.00
 
 
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James A. Garfield232 - James A. Garfield
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LS signed “J. A. Garfield,” one page, 7.75 x 9.75, February 20, 1874. Letter to Dr. John Peter Robison in Cleveland. In full: "Yours of the 17t...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Chester A. Arthur233 - Chester A. Arthur
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Uncommon ALS as president signed "Chester A. Arthur," two pages on two adjoining sheets, 3.75 x 6.25, Executive Mansion letterhead, March ...
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Grover Cleveland234 - Grover Cleveland
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LS as president, one page both sides, 8.25 x 12.25, December 17, 1894. Official letter of state to "His Excellency the President of the Republi...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Theodore Roosevelt235 - Theodore Roosevelt
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TLS, one page, 6.5 x 7.5, personal letterhead, January 15, 1915. Letter to E. A. Van Valkenberg of the Philadelphia North American, in full: "Y...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Theodore Roosevelt236 - Theodore Roosevelt
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TLS signed “T. Roosevelt,” one page, 6.75 x 7.5, The Outlook letterhead, August 28, 1912. Letter to E. A. Van Valkenburg of the Philadelphia North Ame
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Theodore Roosevelt237 - Theodore Roosevelt
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Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 17.5 x 13.5, May 19, 1902. President Roosevelt appoints Carlton A. Dickson as "Postmaster at Cleburne...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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William H. Taft238 - William H. Taft
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Boldly penned ALS as chief justice signed "Wm. H. Taft," two pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.75 x 7.75, Supreme Court of the United State...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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William H. Taft239 - William H. Taft
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Lengthy ALS signed “Bill,” five pages on three sheets, 5 x 8, July 15, 1902. Letter to "My dear Kelse," written from Rome during a visit t...
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Woodrow Wilson240 - Woodrow Wilson
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Program for the "Visit to Manchester of The President of the United States of America (Mr. Woodrow Wilson)" on December 29–30, 1918, seven...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Warren G. Harding241 - Warren G. Harding
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TLS as president, two pages on two adjoining sheets, 7 x 9, White House letterhead, November 10, 1921. Letter to famed Mouth Rushmore sculptor Gutzon
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Warren G. Harding242 - Warren G. Harding
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Partly-printed DS, signed "W. G. Harding," one page, 14 x 8.5, February 1, 1909. Stock certificate issued to Fred L. Kramer for two shares...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Franklin D. Roosevelt243 - Franklin D. Roosevelt
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TLS as president, one page, 6.5 x 8, White House letterhead, November 17, 1936. Letter to the Hon. Joseph C. Grew, American ambassador to Japan, in pa
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Harry S. Truman244 - Harry S. Truman
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TLS as president, one page, 7 x 8.75, White House letterhead, August 13, 1951. Letter to former Democratic congressman Maury Maverick. In part: &quo...
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Harry S. Truman245 - Harry S. Truman
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Important TLS, one page, 8 x 10.5, United States Senate letterhead, September 11, 1944. Letter to reporter Joseph Lieb written just two months after h
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Harry S. Truman246 - Harry S. Truman
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Vintage glossy 8.25 x 10 bust-length portrait of Truman in a handsome forward-facing pose, signed in fountain pen, "Sincerely Harry S. Truman.&...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Harry S. Truman247 - Harry S. Truman
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TLS as president, two pages on adjoining sheets, opened to 14 x 8.75, White House letterhead, January 20, 1948. Letter to George Rothwell Brown, in fu
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Estimates : 1,400.00 - 1,600.00
 
 
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Harry S. Truman248 - Harry S. Truman
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TLS signed “H.S.T.,” one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, March 22, 1955. Letter to the Hon. Matthew J. Connelly, in full: "Somebody in ...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Harry S. Truman249 - Harry S. Truman
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Color semi-glossy 8 x 10 half-length photo of Truman laughing as he reads a letter at his desk, affixed to the original 11 x 14 mount, signed and insc
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Dwight D. Eisenhower250 - Dwight D. Eisenhower
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President Dwight D. Eisenhower's personally-owned and -used practice golf club. Club consists of a lightweight 35.5? shaft with a small weight a...
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Dwight D. Eisenhower251 - Dwight D. Eisenhower
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TLS as president, one page, 7 x 9.5, White House letterhead, October 12, 1954. Letter to Martin Papish of the National Association for Retarded Childr
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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John F. Kennedy253 - John F. Kennedy
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Brilliant color 17 x 22 Yousuf Karsh photographic portrait print of John and Jacqueline Kennedy, captioned "The President and Mrs. John Fitzger...
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Estimates : 8,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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John F. Kennedy254 - John F. Kennedy
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One-of-a-kind typed speech notes annotated by Kennedy, two pages, 8.5 x 11, no date but circa September 1960. Typed list of seven jokes, headed &quo...
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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