RR Auction: Fine Autographs and Artifacts featuring Science and Technology

Auction Details

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
Choose Your Layout > Switch to Grid View Switch to List View
William Ramsay102 - William Ramsay
RR Auction
ALS signed “W. Ramsay,” one page both sides, 5 x 8, University of London letterhead, December 5, 1908. Letter to Miss Taylor, in part: "A simil...
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Francois-Vincent Raspail103 - Francois-Vincent Raspail
RR Auction
Untranslated ALS in French, signed “Raspail,” one page both sides, 4.5 x 6.75, August 9, 1833. In fine condition, with seal-related paper loss to the
No Online Bidding For This Item
 
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Charles Richet104 - Charles Richet
RR Auction
ALS in French, one page, 6.75 x 8.25, personal letterhead, October 27, 1928. Untranslated letter regarding a charmingly illustrated fable. In fine con
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Wilhelm Rontgen105 - Wilhelm Rontgen
RR Auction
Distinguished German physicist (1845-1923) who discovered X-rays in 1895, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1901. ALS in German, signed &q...
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Ernest Rutherford106 - Ernest Rutherford
RR Auction
TLS signed “E. Rutherford,” one page, 8 x 10, Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge letterhead, July 9, 1927. In full: "I am very glad to hear that t...
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Dave Scott's Apollo 15 Flown Lunar Module Cue Card107 - Dave Scott's Apollo 15 Flown Lunar Module Cue Card
RR Auction
Large flown double-sided 10.5 x 16 cue card used inside the Lunar Module during preparations for the second EVA of Apollo 15, consisting of two cards
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 15,000.00 - 20,000.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Dave Scott's Apollo 15 Flown Lunar Orbit Monitor Chart108 - Dave Scott's Apollo 15 Flown Lunar Orbit Monitor Chart
RR Auction
Dave Scott’s flown lunar orbit monitor chart carried to the moon during the Apollo 15 mission, folded to 10.5 x 8, signed and flight-certified on the
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 30,000.00 - 40,000.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Dave Scott's Apollo 15 Flown Rendezvous Chart Book109 - Dave Scott's Apollo 15 Flown Rendezvous Chart Book
RR Auction
Spectacular complete ring-bound Lunar Module rendezvous chart book carried on the Apollo 15 mission, 8.5 x 10.5, nine double-sided light cardstock pag
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 20,000.00 - 30,000.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Dave Scott's Apollo 15 Gold Medallion110 - Dave Scott's Apollo 15 Gold Medallion
RR Auction
Dave Scott's unflown 14K gold Apollo 15 medallion, measuring 25 mm in diameter and weighing 11 gm, with a beautiful color rendering of the Apoll...
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Dave Scott’s Apollo 15 Lunar Orbit and South Pole Flown Flag111 - Dave Scott’s Apollo 15 Lunar Orbit and South Pole Flown Flag
RR Auction
Flown 5.75 x 4 American flag carried to the South Pole from January 9–15, 1970, and then flown to lunar orbit aboard the Command Module Endeavor durin
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Dave Scott’s Apollo 15 Lunar Orbit-Flown Flag112 - Dave Scott’s Apollo 15 Lunar Orbit-Flown Flag
RR Auction
Desirable flown American flag carried into lunar orbit aboard the Command Module Endeavor during the Apollo 15 mission, 6.25 x 4, signed in the lower
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,000.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Dave Scott’s Apollo 15 Lunar Orbit-Flown Mid-Sized Flag113 - Dave Scott’s Apollo 15 Lunar Orbit-Flown Mid-Sized Flag
RR Auction
Supremely desirable mid-sized flown American flag carried into lunar orbit on Apollo 15, 11.5 x 7.5, signed in the lower right corner in blue ballpoin
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 8,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Dave Scott’s Apollo 15 Lunar Surface-Flown Sieger Cover114 - Dave Scott’s Apollo 15 Lunar Surface-Flown Sieger Cover
RR Auction
Sought-after flown Apollo 15 'Sieger' postal cover carried to the lunar surface aboard the LM Falcon, numbered 52/400 [hand-corrected], sign...
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Dave Scott's Apollo 15 Lunar Surface-Worn OPS Internal Structural Plate115 - Dave Scott's Apollo 15 Lunar Surface-Worn OPS Internal Structural Plate
RR Auction
Lunar surface–used internal support bracket for the Oxygen Purge System worn by one of the Apollo 15 astronauts, 7.5 x 4, featuring a secret beta clot
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 30,000.00 - 40,000.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Dave Scott's Apollo 15 Surface-Flown Flag and License Plate Display116 - Dave Scott's Apollo 15 Surface-Flown Flag and License Plate Display
RR Auction
Extraordinary limited edition flown flag and lunar rover license plate display, numbered 2/10, featuring a small 2.75 x 1.5 Beta cloth American flag a
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 30,000.00 - 40,000.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Dave Scott's Apollo 9 Flown Mission Patch117 - Dave Scott's Apollo 9 Flown Mission Patch
RR Auction
Flown embroidered Apollo 9 mission patch, measuring 3.5? in diameter, signed and flight-certified on the reverse in blue felt tip, “Flown aboard Apoll
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Dave Scott’s Apollo 9 Flown Robbins Medal118 - Dave Scott’s Apollo 9 Flown Robbins Medal
RR Auction
Dave Scott's flown sterling silver Apollo 9 Robbins medal with a raised design of the mission insignia on the face, approximately 1? in diameter...
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,000.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Dave Scott's Gemini 8 Flown Fliteline Medallion119 - Dave Scott's Gemini 8 Flown Fliteline Medallion
RR Auction
Dave Scott's gold-plated Fliteline medallion flown aboard the Gemini 8 mission, approximately 1? in diameter, with a raised insignia of the miss...
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Dave Scott’s Skylab 1 Robbins Medal120 - Dave Scott’s Skylab 1 Robbins Medal
RR Auction
Unflown sterling silver Skylab 1 Robbins medal, approximately 1.25? in diameter, with a raised design of the mission insignia on the face, and engrave
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Glenn Seaborg121 - Glenn Seaborg
RR Auction
TLS signed “Glenn T. Seaborg,” one page, 8.5 x 11, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory letterhead, October 18, 1990. Letter to James R. Berland, in part: &...
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Glenn Seaborg122 - Glenn Seaborg
RR Auction
Handwritten draft by Seaborg on both sides of a yellow 8.5 x 11 notebook sheet, signed within the title, "My hopes for precollege science educa...
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Emilio Segre123 - Emilio Segre
RR Auction
Untranslated ALS in Italian, one page, 5.5 x 8.5, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei letterhead, January 5, 1962. In fine condition.
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Werner von Siemens124 - Werner von Siemens
RR Auction
ALS in German, signed “Dr. W. Siemens,” one page both sides, 5.5 x 8.75, December 8, 1885. Letter to Paul Lindau, declining to make a regular contribu
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Solvay Conference: 1911125 - Solvay Conference: 1911
RR Auction
Fantastic original vintage glossy 11.75 x 9.25 silver gelatin photo of the first Solvay Conference, captioned "Conseil de Physique Solvay, Brux...
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Samuel-Auguste Tissot126 - Samuel-Auguste Tissot
RR Auction
Untranslated LS in French, signed “Tissot,” one page, 4.25 x 7.75, February 12, 1797. In very good to fine condition, with a trimmed right edge, and s
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
John Tyndall127 - John Tyndall
RR Auction
Signed book: On Radiation: The 'Rede' Lecture, Delivered in the Senate-house Before the University of Cambridge on Tuesday, May 16, 1865. Lo...
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 700.00 - 900.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
John Tyndall128 - John Tyndall
RR Auction
ALS, one page, 4.5 x 7, blindstamped Royal Institution of Great Britain letterhead, April 9, [no year]. In part: "Many thanks…for your friendly...
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
John von Neumann129 - John von Neumann
RR Auction
Extremely rare TLS, one page, 8 x 10.5, United States Atomic Energy Commission letterhead, January 30, 1956. Letter to Henri Corbiere, in full: &quo...
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 5,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Eugene Wigner130 - Eugene Wigner
RR Auction
Four items: a TLS, signed “Eugene P. Wigner,” one page, Palmer Physical Laboratory, July 10, 1965, addressed to Tina Levitan, forwarding biographical
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Wilhelm Wundt131 - Wilhelm Wundt
RR Auction
Uncommon untranslated ALS in German, signed “Dr. W. Wundt,” one page, 5.5 x 8.5, 1884. In fine condition.
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Apple: Ronald Wayne132 - Apple: Ronald Wayne
RR Auction
Laserprint copy of the original logo design for Apple Computer Co. on archival paper, 6 x 9, signed in the lower right in black ink, “Ronald G. Wayne,
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Astronomers133 - Astronomers
RR Auction
Commemorative cover with a cachet honoring the Parforex XXI and a "Salute to the Space Telescope Orbital Launching by Space Shuttle Columbia,&q...
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Vint Cerf134 - Vint Cerf
RR Auction
Three items: an original ballpoint sketch of the "Original ARPANET Configuration CA. 1970" on a white 8 x 5 sheet, signed below by Cerf, w...
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
James W. Christy135 - James W. Christy
RR Auction
Three color glossy photos, 8 x 10 and 10 x 8, each signed in silver ink, "J. W. Christy," the American astronomer who, on June 22, 1978, w...
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Cyrus W. Field136 - Cyrus W. Field
RR Auction
ALS signed “Cyrus,” one page, 8 x 9.75, December 1, 1835. At the age of 16, Field writes his father, the Rev. D. D. Field, a pastor in Stockbridge, Ma
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
James Glaisher and James Whitbread Lee Glaisher137 - James Glaisher and James Whitbread Lee Glaisher
RR Auction
Pair of ALSs by the father-and-son astronomers: an ALS signed "James Glaisher," three pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 7.25, no date, ...
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Andrew Huxley138 - Andrew Huxley
RR Auction
TLS, one page, 8.25 x 11.75, personal Trinity College letterhead, February 18, 1993. Letter to D. Dee, in part: "I have always had a mechanical...
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Charles Francis Jenkins139 - Charles Francis Jenkins
RR Auction
Two TLSs, both signed “Jenkins,” one page, 8.5 x 11. The earlier letter, Jenkins Laboratories letterhead, September 6, 1927, addressed to W. N. Jenkin
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Richard Leakey and Donald Johanson140 - Richard Leakey and Donald Johanson
RR Auction
Four items: an 8.5 x 11 laserprint photo of Kenyan paleoanthropologist Richard Leakey holding a hominin skull found near Lake Turkana in 1972, signed
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Jane Luu141 - Jane Luu
RR Auction
Three items: an ALS, one page, 8 x 10.5, April 2, 2018, in part: "I like science, and I think it would be great if more people appreciated how ...
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Manhattan Project142 - Manhattan Project
RR Auction
Group of six items signed by Manhattan Project chemical engineer Meyer Steinberg and Trinity Site worker Felix DePaula, including: an ALS, signed &q...
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Robert A. Millikan143 - Robert A. Millikan
RR Auction
ALS signed “R. A. Millikan,” two pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.75 x 7.75, Twentieth Century Limited letterhead, October 5, 1927. Letter to Dr. Osbo
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Rudolf Mössbauer144 - Rudolf Mössbauer
RR Auction
Handwritten mathematical expressions and notes penned in blue ballpoint by Mossbauer on the reverse of two 8.25 x 11.75 German worksheets, no date, si
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Paul Murdin145 - Paul Murdin
RR Auction
Two items: an original ballpoint sketch of the interaction between the blue supergiant variable star designated HDE 226868 and the Cygnus X-1 black ho
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Nobel Prize Winners: Chemistry146 - Nobel Prize Winners: Chemistry
RR Auction
Group of six items signed by a recipient of the Nobel Prize in either Physiology or Medicine, or Chemistry, consisting mostly of letters, including: R
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Nobel Prize: Chemistry147 - Nobel Prize: Chemistry
RR Auction
Collection of eight letters signed by winners of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, dated from 1934 to 1986, including: James B. Conant (four TLSs), Roald
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Linus Pauling148 - Linus Pauling
RR Auction
TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, Department of Chemistry, University of California-San Diego letterhead, May 6, 1969. Letter to Howard Sanders of Chemical &...
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Physicists149 - Physicists
RR Auction
Collection of 10 items signed by a notable physicist, consisting entirely of notes and letters, with signers including: Luis Alvarez (ANS and ALS); Ha
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
Physicists and Astrophysicists150 - Physicists and Astrophysicists
RR Auction
Group of eight photos, laserprint and semi-glossy, ranging in size from 4.25 x 6.25 to 11 x 8.5, each signed in ink or felt tip by the physicist or as
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark
William Ramsay151 - William Ramsay
RR Auction
ALS, one page, 5 x 6.5, Hotel Somerset letterhead, October 24, 1912. Letter to Mr. Ritchie, in part: "Many thanks for your excellent report. I ...
No Online Bidding For This Item
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
Item DetailsLogin to Bookmark