RR Auction: Fine Autographs and Artifacts featuring Science and Technology

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Highlighted by a section of rare and remarkable Science and Technology autographs and space-flown artifacts, RR Auction’s June Fine Autograph and Artifact sale features a breathtaking thousand-plus lots. With signed material from Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Michael Faraday, Max Born, and Werner Heisenberg, many of the greatest scientific minds in history are represented. Other top selections include items from the personal collection of Apollo 15 commander Dave Scott, a stunning presidential autograph collection, an important Gandhi letter, and a Mickey Mouse Christmas card from Walt Disney himself. 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 June 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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Margaret Thatcher455 - Margaret Thatcher
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TLS signed “Kind regards, Yours sincerely, Margaret Thatcher,” one page, 8.25 x 11.75, Prime Minister letterhead, November 29, 1989. Letter to the Bis
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Margaret Thatcher456 - Margaret Thatcher
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ALS, one page both sides, 6 x 8.25, House of Commons letterhead, January 6, 1970. Letter to Miss Brett and Miss Watson, in full: "First, a happ...
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Margaret Thatcher457 - Margaret Thatcher
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TLS signed “Yours ever, Margaret,” one page, 5.75 x 8.25, 10 Downing Street letterhead, October 10, 1988. Letter to Monty Modlyn, in full: "Tha...
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Margaret Thatcher458 - Margaret Thatcher
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Signed book: The Path to Power. First edition. NY: HarperCollins, 1995. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.5 x 9.5, 656 pages. Signed on a 10 Downing Stree
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Josip Tito459 - Josip Tito
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Crystal-clear matte-finish 5 x 7 photo of Tito, signed in fountain pen and dated January 29, 1961. In fine condition.
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Jonathan Trumbull460 - Jonathan Trumbull
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Twice-signed partly-printed DS, filled out entirely in his own hand and signed “Jon'th Trumble, Assist.,” and then again within the text, "...
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William M. ‘Boss’ Tweed461 - William M. ‘Boss’ Tweed
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Two partly-printed DSs, each signed "W. M. Tweed," one page, 8 x 9.75, dated 1867 and 1869. Both are official City of New York expense doc...
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Walter Ulbricht462 - Walter Ulbricht
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German greeting card offering New Year's wishes for 1962, 6 x 8.25, signed inside in fountain pen, "W. Ulbricht." In very fine conditi...
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Earl Warren463 - Earl Warren
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TLS, one page, 8 x 10.5, Supreme Court of the United States, Chambers of the Chief Justice letterhead, December 14, 1954. Letter to author Irving Ston
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Watergate: Archibald Cox464 - Watergate: Archibald Cox
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ALS, two pages, 7.25 x 10.75, personal letterhead, August 24, 2000. Letter to William Santora, in full: "You ask various questions concerning t...
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Simon Weisenthal465 - Simon Weisenthal
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TLS, one page, 8.25 x 11.75, Dokumentationszentrum letterhead, May 8, 1983. Letter to someone interested in his work, in part: "I wish to thank...
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Oliver Wolcott, Jr466 - Oliver Wolcott, Jr
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Partly-printed DS, signed “Oliv. Wolcott, Sec'y of the Treas'y,” one page, 9.5 x 15.25, August 4, 1825. Petition regarding Benjamin May, mas...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Oliver Wolcott, Jr467 - Oliver Wolcott, Jr
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Revolutionary War–dated manuscript DS, signed “Oliv: Wolcott Jun'r,” one page, 8.25 x 6.25, July 22, 1782. Pay order issued to Treasurer John La...
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Edward Hand468 - Edward Hand
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Exceptional thrice-signed ADS, signed twice "E. Hand" and once "Edw. Hand,” one page both sides, 6.5 x 8.25, February 1778. Series of...
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Revolutionary War469 - Revolutionary War
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Revolutionary War–dated partly-printed DS, one page, 15.5 x 13, March 23, 1776. The Council of the Massachusetts-Bay appoints Noah Whitman as "...
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Jean-Baptiste de Rochambeau470 - Jean-Baptiste de Rochambeau
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Partly-printed DS in French, signed “Rochambeau,” one page, 11.25 x 8.75, October 26, 1762. Untranslated official French and Indian War soldier'...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Jean-Baptiste de Rochambeau471 - Jean-Baptiste de Rochambeau
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Manuscript DS in French, signed “Le cte. de Rochambeau,” one page, 8.25 x 13.5, 1771. Untranslated military promotion, approved at the conclusion by R
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain472 - Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain
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J. B. Brown & Sons Bankers check, 6.25 x 2.75, filled out and signed by Chamberlain, "Joshua L. Chamberlain," payable to Horace P. Cha...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Jefferson Davis473 - Jefferson Davis
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LS signed “Jeffer. Davis,” one page, 7.5 x 9, February 2, 1854. Letter to A. M. Newman, in full: "I have received your letter of the 5th ulto. ...
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David Farragut474 - David Farragut
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Small fragments of red, white, and blue silk and linen from a flag of the USS Hartford, the flagship of Admiral David G. Farragut during the Civil War
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Thomas J. 'Stonewall' Jackson475 - Thomas J. 'Stonewall' Jackson
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Early ALS signed "T. J. J.," three pages on two adjoining sheets, 8 x 10, January 1, 1846. Letter to his sister Laura Jackson Arnold, writ...
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Estimates : 8,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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William T. Sherman476 - William T. Sherman
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ALS signed “W. T. Sherman,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 7.75 x 9.75, Head Quarters Armies of the United States letterhead, December 1, 1869.
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Lew Wallace477 - Lew Wallace
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ALS, one page, 5 x 8, April 22, 1903. Letter to George Bicknell, in part: "I hope you will pardon the delay in returning your book. It is due t...
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Douglas MacArthur478 - Douglas MacArthur
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Choice matte-finish 8 x 10 photo of the MacArthur family boarding a Pan American Airways jet, signed in fountain pen, "Douglas MacArthur,"...
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Napoleon481 - Napoleon
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Rare early 19th-century paper 'peepshow' device in its original 8.75 x 6.5 x .5 box, featuring six hand-colored engravings; when expanded to...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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John Bradstreet482 - John Bradstreet
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ADS, signed “Jn. Bradstreet,” one page, 7.75 x 4.5, November 18, 1758. Pay order submitted to "Abraham Mortier or in his absence to his clerk,&...
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Civil War483 - Civil War
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Field-procured, dark brown narrow leather waist belt measuring approximately 34? and 1.5? wide with a brass, die-struck, lead-filled oval belt plate w
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Henri Gratien Bertrand484 - Henri Gratien Bertrand
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ALS in French, signed “Bertrand,” one page both sides, 5 x 7.75, July 10, 1836. Untranslated letter to Monsieur Raynal, also addressed on the reverse
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Enola Gay485 - Enola Gay
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Uncommon 11 x 8.5 cardstock photo of the front of the Enola Gay during ground operations, signed in the lower border in blue ballpoint by crew members
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Enola Gay: Tibbets and Sweeney486 - 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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Enola Gay: Paul Tibbets487 - Enola Gay: Paul Tibbets
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Glossy 8 x 10 paperstock photo of the Hiroshima mushroom cloud, signed in blue felt tip, "Paul Tibbets—Pilot." In fine condition.
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Edward S. Godfrey488 - Edward S. Godfrey
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Large ink signature, "Ed. S. Godfrey,” at the head of a 7.5 x 10.5 table of contents page removed from the Encyclopedia Britannica. In fine con...
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David Hunter489 - David Hunter
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Uncommon ink signature, "D. Hunter, Maj. General,” on an off-white 5 x 2.5 sheet affixed to a larger album page with attached biography. In ver...
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Helmut von Moltke490 - Helmut von Moltke
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ALS in German, one page, 5.5 x 8.5, November 13, 1889. Letter to "the Expedition of the German Peasants Federation." In part (translated):...
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Edouard Mortier491 - Edouard Mortier
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Two untranslated letters in French: an ALS signed “Ed: Mortier,” one page, 4.5 x 7.25, November 12, 1802; and an LS signed “Le Mal. Duc de Trevise,” o
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Mountbatten of Burma492 - Mountbatten of Burma
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Matte-finish 6 x 8.5 photo of the Mountbatten of Burma in uniform, signed in the lower border in fountain pen, "Mountbatten of Burma, A. F.&quo...
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Horatio Nelson Commanders493 - Horatio Nelson Commanders
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Set of seven ink signatures of Royal Navy Officers belonging to the staff of Horatio Nelson, each on individual off-white slips affixed to a pair of t
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William Vandever494 - William Vandever
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ALS signed “Wm. Vandever,” one page, 8.5 x 11, personal letterhead, April 17, 1891. Letter to General Henry M. Cist, in full: "Replying to the ...
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Seth Williams495 - Seth Williams
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Three Civil War–dated DSs, signed “S. Williams,” each one page, 7.75 x 10, dated October–December 1861. Special Orders issued from the headquarters of
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World War II Poster: Farm Labor496 - World War II Poster: Farm Labor
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Large original color 28 x 40 War Manpower Commission poster published in 1942 by the US Government Printing Office (1942-O-468382), featuring a large
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World War II Posters: Food497 - World War II Posters: Food
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Group of four original World War II posters related to food: an original color 22 x 28 Office of Price Administration poster published in 1943 by the
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World War II Posters: Relief Efforts498 - World War II Posters: Relief Efforts
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Two original World War II posters related to relief efforts: an original red-and-black 21 x 28 Office of War Information poster for the American Red C
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World War II Posters: Victory Book Campaign499 - World War II Posters: Victory Book Campaign
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Two identical original color 14.25 x 21.75 Office of War Information posters (No. 31) published in 1943 by the US Government Printing Office (1943-O-5
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Aces500 - Aces
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Appealing collection of 18 ‘Ace’ playing cards, each 2.5 x 3.5, individually signed on the face in ink or felt tip by an aviation pioneer or World War
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Amelia Earhart501 - Amelia Earhart
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Amazing vintage glossy 10.5 x 8 full-length photo of Earhart seated inside an aircraft, smiling as she looks over a diagram, signed over her leg in fo
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Amy Johnson502 - Amy Johnson
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Vintage matte-finish 3.5 x 5.5 Vaughan & Freeman postcard photo of Johnson in a head-and-shoulders pose and wearing aviator goggles, signed in f...
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Joe Kittinger and Scott Crossfield503 - Joe Kittinger and Scott Crossfield
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National Aviation Hall of Fame commemorative cover, 9.5 x 4.25, with a color cachet honoring a Century of Flight, 1903–2003, signed in silver ink, &...
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Pierre-Georges Latecoere504 - Pierre-Georges Latecoere
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Rare untranslated ALS in French, signed “Pierre G. Latecoere,” one page both sides, 5.5 x 3.75, personal letterhead, January 3, 1936. In fine conditio
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Smithsonian Airplane Relics505 - Smithsonian Airplane Relics
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Complete set of the nine flown fabric presentations created by the Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum with fabric removed during re
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Charles Lindbergh: Charles Dana Gibson506 - Charles Lindbergh: Charles Dana Gibson
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Desirable 11 x 13.75 print of a Life Magazine illustration of Charles Lindbergh done by great American illustrator Charles Dana Gibson entitled '...
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