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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John F. Kennedy255 - John F. Kennedy
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TLS signed “John Kennedy,” one page, 7.5 x 9.5, United States Senate letterhead, May 25, 1953. Letter to constituent Ernest E. Price, in part: "...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Lyndon B. Johnson256 - Lyndon B. Johnson
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Original pencil doodle by President Lyndon B. Johnson accomplished on a sheet of 4.5 x 7 "Aboard Air Force One" stationery, done on May 17...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Richard Nixon257 - Richard Nixon
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Two TLSs, both signed, "Dick Nixon," each one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead. Both letters are to Helen Copley, the widow of newsp...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Richard Nixon258 - Richard Nixon
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TLS as president signed “RN,” one page, 6.75 x 8.75, White House letterhead, November 22, 1971. Letter to Ward L. Quaal, president of the WGN Continen
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Ronald Reagan259 - Ronald Reagan
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ALS signed “RR,” two pages, 5.5 x 8.5, no date. Letter to Mrs. Taylor, concerning Reagan's attempts to reform taxes on the federal level, in ful...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Barack Obama260 - Barack Obama
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President Barack Obama's bi-fold scorecard from a round of gold at the Vineyard Golf Club on Martha's Vineyard on August 27, 2009, 4.5 x 6.5...
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Ronald Reagan261 - Ronald Reagan
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Lengthy handwritten manuscript in pencil by Ronald Reagan, unsigned, 13 pages, 7 x 10.75, Yearling Row letterhead, no date but circa 1953. The manuscr
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Estimates : 6,000.00 - 8,000.00
 
 
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Barack Obama262 - Barack Obama
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Extremely rare ALS as president, one page, 6.5 x 4, embossed White House stationery, no date. Response to a woman entreating for greater awareness and
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Barbara Bush263 - Barbara Bush
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TLS, two pages, 6.25 x 8.5, The Vice President's House letterhead, May 14, 1985. Letter to Gary Lorenz, in part: "I appreciate the letter y...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter264 - Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter
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Group of five color laserprint photos, 8.5 x 11 and 11 x 8.5, each showing Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter during their time in the White House, each signed
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Grover Cleveland265 - Grover Cleveland
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Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 17 x 14, February 2, 1888. President Cleveland appoints Henry P. Markham as "Postmaster at East Hampt...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Bill Clinton266 - Bill Clinton
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Color satin-finish 14 x 11 photo of Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton standing alongside Civil Rights activist Rosa Parks and First Lady Rosalynn Carter,
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Bill Clinton267 - Bill Clinton
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Signed book: My Life. First edition. NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.5 x 9.5, 957 pages. Signed on the title page in black fe
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Dwight D. Eisenhower268 - Dwight D. Eisenhower
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TLS as president, one page, 6.75 x 8.75, White House letterhead, October 24, 1956. Letter to Idaho Senator Herman Welker, in full: "I know that...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Mamie Eisenhower269 - Mamie Eisenhower
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Matte-finish 8 x 10 portrait of the first lady, signed and inscribed in the lower border in fountain pen, "To Robert A. Acchione, With best wis...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Millard Fillmore270 - Millard Fillmore
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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 give...
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First Ladies271 - First Ladies
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Group of three TLSs by first ladies, dated from 1940 to 1973, including: Grace Coolidge, Mamie Doud Eisenhower, and Pat Nixon. In overall fine conditi
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Gerald Ford272 - Gerald Ford
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Souvenir typescript on an off-white 6.25 x 8.5 sheet of personal letterhead with an embossed presidential eagle, signed in blue felt tip by Ford, &q...
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Gerald Ford273 - Gerald Ford
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Color satin-finish 11 x 13.75 half-length photo of the 38th President of the United States, signed in silver ink, "J. Ford." In fine condi...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Gerald Ford and Henry Kissinger274 - Gerald Ford and Henry Kissinger
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Original signed ink sketch by cartoonist Ludwig Wronkow showing Ford, Kissinger, and Brezhnev looking at a personified African continent on an off-whi
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Rutherford B. Hayes275 - Rutherford B. Hayes
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Partly-printed DS as president, signed “R. B. Hayes,” one page, 7.75 x 10, May 28, 1878. President Hayes directs the "Secretary of State to aff...
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Rutherford B. Hayes276 - Rutherford B. Hayes
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Partly-printed DS as president, signed “R. B. Hayes,” one page, 16 x 10, August 4, 1880. President Hayes appoints J. V. Merrick as a "Commissio...
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Herbert Hoover277 - Herbert Hoover
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Three items: a 'The Drake Alumnus' brochure from May 1935, featuring Hoover on the cover as a commencement speaker, signed below his image i...
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Lyndon B. Johnson278 - Lyndon B. Johnson
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TLS as president, one page, 6.75 x 8.75, White House letterhead, September 20, 1967. Letter to journalist Frank Conniff, in full: "I was distre...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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John F. Kennedy279 - John F. Kennedy
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Unused original "Press Section, Balcony Only" ticket, number 1381, 2.5 x 6, to the 'Texas Welcome Dinner' presented in honor of Pr...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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William McKinley280 - William McKinley
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Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 22 x 17, May 2, 1900. President McKinley appoints Frank L. Campbell of the District of Columbia as "A...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Richard Nixon281 - Richard Nixon
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Glossy 8 x 10 close-up photo of Nixon at a black tie affair, signed in blue felt tip, "R. Nixon." In fine condition.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Richard Nixon282 - Richard Nixon
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TLS signed “RN,” one page, 6.75 x 8.75, White House letterhead, November 12, 1973. Letter to Pennsylvania Congressman George Atlee Goodling, in part:
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Barack Obama283 - Barack Obama
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Historical retrospective magazine entitled Obama: The Dream Fulfilled, depicting the sitting president with Martin Luther King, Jr. on the front cover
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Barack Obama284 - Barack Obama
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Signed book: BARBRI Bar Review. Dallas, TX: BAR/BRI/Thomson, 2005. Softcover, 8.5 x 11, 410 pages. Signed and inscribed on the title page in blue felt
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Barack Obama285 - Barack Obama
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Signed book: Dreams from My Father. First Kodansha edition. NY: Kodansha International, 1996. Softcover, 5.75 x 8.25, 403 pages. Signed and inscribed
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Eleanor Roosevelt286 - Eleanor Roosevelt
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Excellent matte-finish 4.5 x 5.5 portrait of Roosevelt by Lotte Jacobi, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "To Kenneth H. Browne, with good ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Eleanor Roosevelt287 - Eleanor Roosevelt
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Notable TLS, three pages, 5.75 x 7.75, Apartment 15–A, 29 Washington Square West letterhead, March 24, 1947. Letter to President Harry S. Truman, in p
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Franklin D. Roosevelt288 - Franklin D. Roosevelt
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TLS, one page, 8 x 10.5, State of New York, Executive Chamber letterhead, August 20, 1929. Letter to Reverend John Merritt Hunter, in full: "I ...
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William H. Taft289 - William H. Taft
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Partly-printed DS as president, signed “Wm. H. Taft,” one page, 22.75 x 18.75, May 31, 1909. President Taft appoints Samuel T. Lee, of Michigan, as ...
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Harry S. Truman290 - Harry S. Truman
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Handsome glossy 3.5 x 5.5 photo of Truman in a suit and tie, boldly signed in the lower border in fountain pen. In fine condition.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Harry S. Truman291 - Harry S. Truman
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Two TLSs, each one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, dated 1954–1955. The first, dated September 23, 1954, in part: "I am sorry that our ...
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Martin Van Buren292 - Martin Van Buren
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Third-person ALS as president, signed within the text, "The President," one page, 5 x 8, no date. In full: "The President presents hi...
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[George Washington]293 - [George Washington]
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Printed booklet, entitled "A Funeral Eulogy, occasioned by the death of General Washington, delivered February 22d, 1800, before the New-York S...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Woodrow Wilson294 - Woodrow Wilson
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Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 23 x 19, November 24, 1913. President Wilson appoints Henry D. Baker, of Illinois, as "Consul of the ...
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William Jennings Bryan295 - William Jennings Bryan
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ALS signed “Bryan,” two pages both sides, 8.5 x 11, personal letterhead, November 26, 1898. Letter to "Sulzer," probably Congressman Willi...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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John Brown296 - John Brown
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ALS, signed "Yours in truth, John Brown," one page, 7.75 x 9.75, May 7, 1849. Letter to Willis A. Hodges, a free black man and publisher o...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Frederick Douglass297 - Frederick Douglass
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ALS signed "Fred'k Douglass," one page, lightly-lined, 5 x 8.25, Young Men's Association Library letterhead, February 7, 1868. In ...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Mohandas Gandhi298 - Mohandas Gandhi
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Significant ALS signed “M. K. Gandhi,” one page both sides, 4.75 x 7.75, December 23, 1936. Letter to writer and poet Ronald Duncan, concerning his pa
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Estimates : 20,000.00 - 30,000.00
 
 
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William Lloyd Garrison299 - William Lloyd Garrison
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Journalist, editor, and social reformer (1805–1879) best known as one of the most ardent and influential abolitionists in the decades leading up to th
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Martin Luthe King, Jr300 - Martin Luthe King, Jr
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Sought-after ballpoint signature, "Best Wishes, Martin Luther King,” on an off-white 4.5 x 3 irregularly clipped slip from a menu. Encapsulated...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Martin Luther King, Jr301 - Martin Luther King, Jr
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TLS, one page, 7 x 8.5, personal letterhead, July 3, 1961. Letter to Philip Reister of San Diego, in part: "I have read your suggestions with c...
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Estimates : 6,000.00 - 8,000.00
 
 
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Martin Luther King, Jr302 - Martin Luther King, Jr
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Exceedingly rare ALS signed “Martin,” eight pages on six sheets, 6.5 x 8, Residency Guest House, Bangalore letterhead, no date but circa February 1959
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Estimates : 25,000.00 - 30,000.00
 
 
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Nelson Mandela303 - Nelson Mandela
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Huge 33 x 23.25 plastic plaque from the dedication of Nobel Square in Cape Town, South Africa, on December 14, 2003, prominently signed in black felt
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Nelson Mandela304 - Nelson Mandela
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Color glossy 12 x 7.5 photo of Nelson and Winnie Mandela visiting with dignitaries, signed in black felt tip, "N. Mandela 15-3-2000." In f...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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