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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Alan Bean203 - Alan Bean
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Satin-finish 9.5 x 7.5 photo of Bean on the lunar surface, with Charles Conrad reflected in his visor, signed in silver ink, "Sizing up Pete Co...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Canadian Astronauts204 - Canadian Astronauts
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Uncommon pair of Canadian Astronaut Program FDCs, both 7.5 x 4.5 and signed in black felt tip by six Canadian astronauts, including: Roberta Bondar, M
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Gene Cernan205 - Gene Cernan
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Official color 10 x 8 NASA lithograph of Commander Cernan holding and saluting the American flag on the lunar surface, signed in black felt tip. Rever
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Gene Cernan206 - Gene Cernan
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Color semi-glossy 8 x 10 full-length photo of Commander Cernan about to climb into the lunar rover during the Apollo 17 mission, signed in black felt
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Michael Collins207 - Michael Collins
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Two identical glossy 4 x 5 portraits of Collins in a suit and tie, one signed in black ink, "M. Collins," and the other signed and inscrib...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Kurt Debus208 - Kurt Debus
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TLS signed “Kurt H. Debus,” one page, 5 x 8, personal NASA letterhead, July 22, 1974. Letter to Peter Wilhelm, in part: "It is unknown to me wh...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Charlie Duke209 - Charlie Duke
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Signed book: Moonwalker. First edition. Nashville, TN: Oliver Nelson, 1990. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.25 x 9.25, 284 pages. Signed on the title pa
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Donn Eisele210 - Donn Eisele
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Typed biography of Apollo 7 astronaut Donn Eisele, one page, 8.5 x 11, signed in black ballpoint by Eisele. In part: "United States Air Force C...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Farouk El-Baz211 - Farouk El-Baz
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Two photos: a color glossy 8 x 10 photo of El-Baz examining an Apollo exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum, signed in black felt tip; and a
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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John Glenn212 - John Glenn
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Official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Glenn in a suit and bow tie, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint, “Best regards to Joseph Parraghi—J. H. G
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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John Glenn213 - John Glenn
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Group of three vintage glossy photos showing the astronaut with President John F. Kennedy and at the US Capitol, ranging in size from 6.75 x 5.75 to 6
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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John Glenn214 - John Glenn
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Ideal color glossy 10 x 13.5 photo of the Friendship 7 launch from Cape Canaveral on February 20, 1962, signed in black ink, "Best regards—J. H...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Fred Haise215 - Fred Haise
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TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, personal letterhead, no date. In full: "After an intensive investigation, the Apollo 14 Accident Review Board identifi...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Jim Irwin216 - Jim Irwin
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Group of three items signed by Irwin: an official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Irwin posing with a model of the Lunar Module, signed and inscribed
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Jim Irwin and Deke Slayton217 - Jim Irwin and Deke Slayton
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Group of three credit card receipts, including: an American Express receipt for the purchase of "Aspen Wood" and "Schrock Casserole&q...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Alexei Leonov218 - Alexei Leonov
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Satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of Leonov during man's first-ever 'spacewalk' on Voskhod 2, signed in black felt tip by Leonov who adds "...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Alexey Leonov and Valeri Kubasov219 - Alexey Leonov and Valeri Kubasov
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Color glossy 4.75 x 6.5 photo of the fiery launch of the Soyuz-U rocket, signed in black felt tip by Soyuz crew members Alexey Leonov and Valeri Kubas
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Liberty Bell 7220 - Liberty Bell 7
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Two photos: a satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of the Liberty Bell 7 being recovered by helicopter, signed in black felt tip by the original recovery pilot,
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Mercury Project221 - Mercury Project
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Three color 10 x 8 photos: a satin-finish photo of John Glenn emerging from the Friendship 7 capsule, signed in silver ink by Glenn; a semi-glossy pho
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Mission Control222 - Mission Control
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Satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of Mission Control in Houston celebrating the splashdown of Apollo 13, signed in blue felt tip, "Gerry Griffin, Gold ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Mission Control223 - Mission Control
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Official color satin-finish 10 x 8 red-numbered NASA photo of Johnson Space Center in Houston, signed in black felt tip by Glynn S. Lunney, Chris Kraf
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Edgar Mitchell224 - Edgar Mitchell
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Pair of 2012 Panini Americana trading cards of Edgar Mitchell, Nos. 8 and 84, both 2.5 x 3.5, signed on the front of each in black felt tip by Mitchel
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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NASA225 - NASA
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Blue cotton flight suit, size 42 regular, with chest sections bearing an official ‘meatball’ NASA patch and a Velcro Navy Aviator patch issued to &q...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Stuart Roosa226 - Stuart Roosa
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Two items signed by Roosa: an official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Roosa posing with a model of the Lunar Module, signed and inscribed in black fe
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Wally Schirra227 - Wally Schirra
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Twice-signed DS, signed “W. M. Schirra” and "W. Schirra," two pages, 8.5 x 11, September 28, 1979. Radio contract in which Shirra agrees t...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Wally Schirra228 - Wally Schirra
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Official color 9.25 x 7.25 NASA photo of Schirra posing in his Mercury suit, signed and inscribed in black ink, "Best wishes, Harold, and thank...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Harrison Schmitt229 - Harrison Schmitt
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Uncommon official 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Schmitt, the twelfth person to set foot on the moon, nicely signed in black felt tip, "Harrison H. ...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Alan Shepard230 - Alan Shepard
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Official color 10 x 8 NASA lithograph of the Lunar Module Antares resting on the moon's surface during the Apollo 14 mission, signed and inscrib...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Alan Shepard231 - Alan Shepard
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Official color 10 x 8 NASA lithograph of Shepard posing in his white space suit against a background of the Apollo 14 mission insignia, signed and ins
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Alan Shepard232 - Alan Shepard
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TLS signed “Alan B. Shepard, Jr.,” one page, 8 x 10.5, January 6, 1960. In part: "It is always pleasant for us to hear from people who support ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Alan Shepard233 - Alan Shepard
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Vintage official glossy 8 x 10 black-numbered NASA photo, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint, "To Mr. & Mrs. Ken Browne with warm regar...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Skylab234 - Skylab
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Flown fragment of a Skylab oxygen tank recovered at Rawlinna Ranch in Western Australia. The fragment approximately measures 2 x .25 and is presented
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Skylab235 - Skylab
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Official color glossy 10 x 8 red-numbered NASA photo of Bob Crippen, Karol Bobko, and William Thornton during the Skylab Medical Experiment Altitude T
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Skylab 3236 - Skylab 3
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Official color 10 x 8 NASA lithograph of the Skylab 3 crew, signed in black felt tip by Owen Garriott, Jack Lousma, and Alan Bean. In fine condition.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Space Shuttle237 - Space Shuttle
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Two color glossy photos, 8 x 10 and 10 x 8, showing the prime, backup, and support crews for the STS-84 and STS-95 missions, with each photo signed in
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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STS-6238 - STS-6
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Color semi-glossy 9.5 x 7.5 photo of an STS-6 astronaut performing a test in the orbiter's payload bay as part of the shuttle program's firs...
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Test Pilots239 - Test Pilots
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Group of six items signed by a multitude of noted test pilots, including: a color satin-finish 7 x 5 photo of X-15 pilots, signed in various inks by B
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Presidential Collection240 - Presidential Collection
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Magnificent collection of presidential autographs representing a complete set from George Washington through Franklin D. Roosevelt, uniformly affixed
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Estimates : 48,000.00 - 50,000.00
 
 
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George Washington241 - George Washington
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LS signed “Go: Washington,” one page both sides, 7.25 x 9, October 10, 1783. Letter to Lieutenant Colonel William Stephens Smith, who had been appoint
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Estimates : 25,000.00 - 30,000.00
 
 
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George Washington242 - George Washington
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Remarkable swatch of burgundy velvet, 2.75 x .75, removed from the cloak of George Washington. Mounted and framed with a color print of the president
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Dolley Madison243 - Dolley Madison
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Attractive fabric swatch removed from a gown worn by and belonging to First Lady Dolley Payne Madison. The taffeta silk fabric swatch measuring 3.5 x
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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John Adams244 - John Adams
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ALS, one page, 7.5 x 9.75, September 25, 1785. Letter to “Mr. Boylston,” written from "Grosvenor Square, Westminster." In part: “I receive...
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Estimates : 15,000.00 - 20,000.00
 
 
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James Madison245 - James Madison
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ALS, one page, 7.75 x 9.75, August 19, 1822. Letter to Lewis Deblois, in part: "Your letter of July 23, having taken a circuit thro’ Montpellie...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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James Monroe246 - James Monroe
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ALS, one page, 8 x 9.75, March 25, 1829. Letter to Secretary of the Treasury Samuel D. Ingham, written from "Oak Hill," in part: "Maj...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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James Monroe247 - James Monroe
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Partly printed vellum DS as president, one page, 13 x 9.25, September 15, 1818. Desirable military land grant by which President Monroe, "in pu...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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John Quincy Adams248 - John Quincy Adams
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ALS, one page both sides, 7.25 x 8.75, August 14, 1811. Letter to Oliver Wolcott, written from St. Petersburg while serving as US minister to Russia.
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Millard Fillmore249 - Millard Fillmore
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Signed book: Universal History, from the Earliest Account of Time, Vol. V. London: T. Osborne, 1747. Rebound hardcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 447 pages. Signed o
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Millard Fillmore and Daniel Webster250 - Millard Fillmore and Daniel Webster
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Partly printed DS, signed "Millard Fillmore" as president and "Danl. Webster" as secretary of state, one page, 21.25 x 16.25, Oc...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Franklin Pierce251 - Franklin Pierce
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Book presented to President Franklin Pierce: Memoir of the Life and Times of General John Lamb by Isaac Q. Lake. First edition. Albany: Joel Munsell,
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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James Buchanan252 - James Buchanan
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ALS, one page both sides, 6.75 x 8, September 2, 1862. Letter to his former secretary, Adam J. Glossbrenner, in part: "Whilst Bailey is perhaps...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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