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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Che Guevara356 - Che Guevara
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DS, in Spanish, signed “Che,” one page, 14 x 11, February 7, 1961. A provisional certificate for a $6,000,000.00 bank bond from the Cuban National Ban
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Theodor Herzl357 - Theodor Herzl
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Hungarian-born Austrian founder of Zionism (1860–1904). ALS in German, signed “Th. Herzl,” one page, 5.75 x 8.75, Neue Freie Presse letterhead, April
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Nikita Khrushchev358 - Nikita Khrushchev
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TLS in Cyrillic, signed "N. Khrushchev," two pages, 8 x 11.25, September 29, 1948. Letter to Comrade G. M. Malenkov, in part (translated):...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Honore Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau359 - Honore Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau
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Controversial leader of the early stages of the French Revolution (1749–1791). Boldly penned ALS in French, signed "de Mirabeau," one page...
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Joseph Jenkins Roberts360 - Joseph Jenkins Roberts
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Mixed-race politician born free in Norfolk, Virginia, who emigrated to Liberia in 1829 and became the nation's first president in 1848 (1809–187...
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Maximilien Robespierre361 - Maximilien Robespierre
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Partly-printed DS in French, signed “Robespierre,” one page both sides, 8 x 12.5, August 29, 1793. An extract from the Register of the Decrees of the
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Leon Trotsky362 - Leon Trotsky
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TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, January 5, 1938. Letter to his editor Max Schachtman, in full: "I received your explanation of the misfortune with my ...
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Leon Trotsky363 - Leon Trotsky
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LS in Cyrillic, 7 x 4.25, no date. A telegram in pencil, written in another hand and signed at the conclusion in ink by Trotsky, sent to the Commissar
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Francisco 'Pancho' Villa364 - Francisco 'Pancho' Villa
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Rare and desirable TLS, in Spanish, signed “Francisco Villa,” two pages, 8.5 x 11, March 24, 1915. Villa writes to Enrique C. Llorente, “Confidential
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Bank Robbers: Bailey and Karpis366 - Bank Robbers: Bailey and Karpis
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Two signed books: a softcover first edition of Robbing Banks Was My Business, published by Palo Duro Press in 1973, signed on the half-title page in r
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Joseph Banks367 - Joseph Banks
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Supremely important naturalist (1743–1820), best remembered for his expedition to Newfoundland and Labrador, his participation in James Cook's f...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Tim Berners-Lee368 - Tim Berners-Lee
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English engineer and computer scientist (born 1955) who is best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web. Color glossy 10 x 8 head-and-shoulders ph
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Ronnie Biggs369 - Ronnie Biggs
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English thief (1929–2013) best remembered for his role in the Great Train Robbery of 1963, his escape from prison two years later, and his subsequent
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British Prime Ministers370 - British Prime Ministers
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Set of five glossy and semi-glossy photos, each approximately 4 x 5.5, signed in ink or felt tip by the Prime Minister pictured, including: Gordon Bro
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Warren Buffett371 - Warren Buffett
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Official Rawlings American League (Budig) baseball signed in black ballpoint on the sweet spot, "Warren 'The Whip' Buffett." In fi...
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Vint Cerf372 - Vint Cerf
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American Internet pioneer (born 1943) and one of 'the fathers of the Internet,' who developed TCP/IP technology and the first commercial ema...
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Chiang Ching-kuo373 - Chiang Ching-kuo
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Chinese leader (1910-1988) and son of Chiang Kai-shek, who succeeded his father as premier and president of China, serving until his death. Color sati
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Madame Chiang Kai-shek374 - Madame Chiang Kai-shek
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Fountain pen signature, "Mayling Soong Chiang,” on an off-white 4.25 x 2.5 card. In very good to fine condition, with some light diagonal creas...
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Schuyler Colfax375 - Schuyler Colfax
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The 17th Vice President of the United States (1823–1885) who also served as a United States Representative from Indiana and as the 25th Speaker of the
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Dalai Lama376 - Dalai Lama
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Color glossy 5 x 7 cardstock photo of the benevolent Dalai Lama, signed in Tibetan in black felt tip. In fine condition. Accompanied by the original p
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Dalai Lama377 - Dalai Lama
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Color semi-glossy 14 x 11 photo of the Dali Lama waving to a crowd from a balcony, signed in Tibetan in blue felt tip. In fine condition.
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Edward Everett378 - Edward Everett
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American statesman (1794–1865) renowned for his oratory, best remembered for giving the speech preceding Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. Group of ...
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FBI: Hoover and Purvis379 - FBI: Hoover and Purvis
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Two signed books: a hardcover later edition of Persons in Hiding, published by Little, Brown and Company in 1938, signed and inscribed on the first fr
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Felix Frankfurter380 - Felix Frankfurter
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TLS, one page, 5.25 x 8, Law School of Harvard University letterhead, January 24, 1939. Letter to journalist Joseph Leib, in full: "You were ki...
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William Gladstone381 - William Gladstone
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British statesman (1809-1898) who served as prime minister on four separate occasions between 1868 and 1894. Impressive vintage matte-finish 9.75 x 11
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Jane Goodall and David Attenborough382 - Jane Goodall and David Attenborough
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Three photos: a color glossy 10 x 8 photo of Jane Goodall interacting with a friendly chimpanzee, signed in black felt tip; a color glossy 10 x 8 clos
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Mikhail Gorbachev383 - Mikhail Gorbachev
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Color satin-finish 15 x 12 photo of Gorbachev and Reagan signing the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty on December 8, 1987, signed in blue felt
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Mikhail Gorbachev384 - Mikhail Gorbachev
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Group of three color glossy 10 x 8 photos of Mikhail Gorbachev meeting with Ronald Reagan, each signed in silver ink or blue felt tip by the former pr
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Jacques Hadamard385 - Jacques Hadamard
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French mathematician (1865–1963) who made major contributions in number theory, complex function theory, differential geometry, and partial differenti
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Sven Hedin386 - Sven Hedin
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Swedish explorer (1865–1952) who mapped the Himalayas and other regions in Central Asia. Interesting 4 x 6 cardstock photo of Hedin with his chin on h
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay387 - Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay
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Semi-glossy 4.5 x 3.5 photo of Tenzing Norgay with his wife, Edmund Hillary, and another gentleman, affixed to a slightly larger cardstock mount, sign
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Edward Augustus Holyoke388 - Edward Augustus Holyoke
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American educator and physician (1728-1829) who contributed pioneering work in the advancement of smallpox vaccinations. ADS, signed "E. A. Hol...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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J. Edgar Hoover389 - J. Edgar Hoover
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Group of four TLSs, all on FBI letterhead, dated from 1950–1968, all to Frances H. Mylott. The letters thank her for kind wishes and offer instruction
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Internet Pioneers390 - Internet Pioneers
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Group of four business cards, each 3.5 x 2, signed in ink of felt tip by the respective Internet pioneer, including: Vint Cerf, one of 'the fath...
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Isabella Clara Eugenia391 - Isabella Clara Eugenia
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Sovereign of the Spanish Netherlands in the Low Countries and the north of modern France (1566–1633), together with her husband Albert VII, Archduke o
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Ingvar Kamprad392 - Ingvar Kamprad
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Swedish business magnate (1926–2018) who founded the innovative retail furniture company IKEA. Uncommon 8.5 x 11 laserprint photo of Kamprad posing in
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Robert F. Kennedy393 - Robert F. Kennedy
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Vintage glossy 8 x 10 head-and-shoulders photo of Kennedy in a handsome suit and tie, boldly signed and inscribed in black felt tip, "For Mary ...
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King Edward VIII394 - King Edward VIII
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Souvenir typescript of King Edward VIII's "Instrument of Abdication," signed "Edward, Duke of Windsor," one page, 8.5 x 11, ...
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King George VI395 - King George VI
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Two unsigned items related to the funeral of King George VI, whose struggles were immortalized in the Oscar-winning film The King's Speech: a bl...
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King Wilhelm II396 - King Wilhelm II
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Manuscript DS in German, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 8.5 x 14.25, July 16, 1891. Official document concerning Franz Proske of the 2nd Posen I
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Phil Knight397 - Phil Knight
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Set of 12 business cards belonging to Nike cofounder Phil Knight, 3.5 x 1.75, each signed in ink or ballpoint by Knight. Also is included is a TLS, on
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Richard Leakey and Donald Johanson398 - Richard Leakey and Donald Johanson
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Color glossy 10 x 8 photo of Tim White, Richard Leakey, Bernard Wood and Donald Johanson examining Johanson's newly discovered Australopithecus,...
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David H. Levy399 - David H. Levy
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Canadian astronomer, science writer and discoverer of comets and minor planets, (born 1948) who co-discovered Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9 in 1993 with Caro
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Hudson Maxim400 - Hudson Maxim
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Group of nine items, including: five TLSs, each approximately 8.5 x 11, dated between 1909 and 1918, personal Maxim Park letterhead. The letters are a
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Francois Mitterand401 - Francois Mitterand
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TLS in French, signed “F. Mitterand,” one page, 8.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, May 2, 1974. Letter to a gentleman concerning the upcoming election,
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J. Pierpont Morgan, Jr402 - J. Pierpont Morgan, Jr
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American banker, finance executive, and philanthropist (1867–1943) who inherited his father's fortune. TLS signed "J. P. Morgan," two ...
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Mother Teresa403 - Mother Teresa
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Printed prayer slip with an image of Mother Teresa holding a child, 6.25 x 3.25, signed at the bottom in blue ballpoint, “God bless you, M Teresa mc.”
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Lee Harvey Oswald404 - Lee Harvey Oswald
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Limited edition 10 x 8 silver gelatin print of Lee Harvey Oswald's mug shots taken in Dallas, Texas, on November 23, 1963, following his arrest ...
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Lee Harvey Oswald405 - Lee Harvey Oswald
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Limited edition 8 x 10 silver gelatin print of Lee Harvey Oswald holding a rifle outdoors, created from a negative that once belonged to his brother R
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Norman Vincent Peale406 - Norman Vincent Peale
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Protestant preacher and author (1898–1993) best known for his self-help bestseller The Power of Positive Thinking. Glossy 8 x 10 photo of Peale at his
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