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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James Buchanan253 - James Buchanan
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ALS, one page both sides, 6.25 x 8, August 18, 1865. Letter to his former secretary, Adam J. Glossbrenner, in part: "The Appletons have promise...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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James Buchanan254 - James Buchanan
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ALS, one page, 8.25 x 10, December 1, 1823. Letter to William and John Bell, in part: "In pursuance of your request I inform you that I yesterd...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Abraham Lincoln and Millard Fillmore255 - Abraham Lincoln and Millard Fillmore
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Extraordinary pairing of bold ink signatures, "A. Lincoln" and "Millard Fillmore, April 24, 1865," on an off-white 4.75 x 3.5 al...
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Estimates : 6,000.00 - 8,000.00
 
 
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Abraham Lincoln256 - Abraham Lincoln
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Original printed proclamation, 5 x 7.25, three pages on two adjoining sheets, dated February 17, 1865. A proclamation made by President Abraham Lincol
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Abraham Lincoln: William Herndon257 - Abraham Lincoln: William Herndon
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Manuscript DS, signed “Lincoln & Herndon,” one page both sides, 8 x 12.5, September 15, 1851. A petition for Dower in Porter v. Sarpy, in part: ...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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U. S. Grant258 - U. S. Grant
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ALS, two pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.25 x 8.25, August 9, 1884. Letter to Robert Underwood Johnson, editor of The Century Magazine. In full: &q...
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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U. S. Grant259 - U. S. Grant
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Several strands of President Ulysses S. Grant's hair, contained within a gold-tone .75 x .75 locket opposite a portrait of Grant. The front of t...
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Estimates : 3,500.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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James A. Garfield260 - James A. Garfield
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ALS signed “J. A. Garfield,” one page, 5 x 8, October 21, 1873. Letter to the Hon. John Peter Robison, in full: "I have just returned home, fro...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Grover Cleveland261 - Grover Cleveland
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Partly-printed DS, one page, 18.25 x 11.75, March 21, 1883. As governor of New York, Cleveland appoints Samuel Campbell as "Manager of the Stat...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Theodore Roosevelt262 - Theodore Roosevelt
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TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, Metropolitan letterhead, July 18, 1917. Letter to Rev. Samuel M. Crothers, a Unitarian minister and popular essayist. In full
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Theodore Roosevelt263 - Theodore Roosevelt
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TLS, one page, 5.75 x 7.25, Hotel Beau-Site, Rome letterhead, April 5, 1910. Letter to Dr. Judson Swift of the American Tract Society, in full: &quo...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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William H. Taft264 - William H. Taft
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TLS as president signed “Wm. H. Taft,” one page, 7 x 9, White House letterhead, August 21, 1910. Letter to the Hon. H. C. Loudenslager of the Republic
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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William H. Taft265 - William H. Taft
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Partly-printed DS, signed “Wm. H. Taft,” one page, 11 x 8.5, no date. Unused certificate of membership for the University Club of Washington, D.C., si
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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William H. Taft266 - William H. Taft
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TLS signed “Wm. H. Taft,” one page, 6.75 x 9.25, personal letterhead, November 16, 1914. Letter to pastor and magazine editor John Wesley Hill, in ful
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Calvin Coolidge267 - Calvin Coolidge
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Two items: a White House card signed in black ink, "Calvin Coolidge"; and a TLS, one page, 6.75 x 9, The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Ex...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Herbert Hoover268 - Herbert Hoover
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Massive matte-finish 16.75 x 23.25 close-up photo of Hoover, signed and inscribed in white ink, "To Felix F. Kuchanski, With the Kind Regards o...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Franklin D. Roosevelt269 - Franklin D. Roosevelt
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Fantastic matte-finish 13.75 x 10.75 photo of Franklin D. Roosevelt on January 20, 1941, the day of his unprecedented third inauguration, sitting alon
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Franklin D. Roosevelt270 - Franklin D. Roosevelt
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Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 22.75 x 18.75, January 27, 1938. President Roosevelt appoints Miss Gay B. Shepperson as "State Admini...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Franklin D. Roosevelt271 - Franklin D. Roosevelt
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Highly desirable print, 11.75 x 14.75, depicting an artistic portrait of President Roosevelt by Jacob H. Perskie, the official portrait for the 1932 c
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Franklin D. Roosevelt272 - Franklin D. Roosevelt
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Vintage matte-finish 12 x 10 photo of Roosevelt in an appealing half-length pose, showing him seated at his desk with pen in hand, signed in the lower
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Harry and Bess Truman273 - Harry and Bess Truman
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Vintage matte-finish 10 x 8 photo of President Truman with his wife and daughter at a Washington airport preparing to depart on a trip to the Midwest
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Harry S. Truman274 - Harry S. Truman
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President Harry S. Truman's personally-owned 10K gold St. Christopher's medal charm presented to him on his 65th birthday. The front depicts...
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Harry S. Truman275 - Harry S. Truman
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Press release, five pages on four sheets, 8 x 14, January 19, 1949. Mimeographed press release of Truman's inaugural address. In part: "Mr....
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Harry S. Truman276 - Harry S. Truman
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DS as president, one page, 8 x 10.5, no date. President Truman awards Major Evdokim Ivanovich Sidorov the Legion of Merit for personally coordinating
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Harry S. Truman277 - Harry S. Truman
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Printed replica of a testimonial plaque presented to President Truman at a Labor's League for Political Education banquet in Chicago, Illinois, ...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Harry S. Truman278 - Harry S. Truman
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TLS as president, one page, 7 x 9.5, White House letterhead, November 20, 1950. Letter to Dwight R. G. Palmer of the Democratic National Committee, in
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Dwight D. Eisenhower279 - Dwight D. Eisenhower
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TLS as president signed “DE,” one page, 7.25 x 10.5, White House letterhead, December 22, 1954. Letter to White House Chief of Staff Wilton B. Persons
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower280 - Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower
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Vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 full-length photo of Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower seated together on a sofa and sharing a book, signed in black ink, &quo...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Dwight D. Eisenhower281 - Dwight D. Eisenhower
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Superb matte-finish 5 x 7 photo of Eisenhower in his five-star general's uniform, signed and inscribed in fountain pen with a reference to the E...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Jacqueline Kennedy283 - Jacqueline Kennedy
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Jacqueline Kennedy's personally-owned and -used Nikon Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4 camera lens, serial no. 5286561, manufactured in the 1970s. Complete wit...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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John F. Kennedy284 - John F. Kennedy
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Wonderful glossy 7.75 x 10 photo of Kennedy smiling and tipping his top hat, signed and inscribed on the mount in fountain pen, “For Milton Berle—with
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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John F. Kennedy285 - John F. Kennedy
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Two items: a TLS signed “John Kennedy,” one page, 6.25 x 9, Congress of the United States letterhead, March 12, 1952, addressed to Sigurd Berg, in ful
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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John F. Kennedy286 - John F. Kennedy
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Attractive color 6 x 6.75 artist's portrait of Kennedy on the front cover of Time Magazine from December 2, 1957, matted to an overall size of 8...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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John F. Kennedy287 - John F. Kennedy
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TLS, one page, 8 x 10.5, United States Senate letterhead, April 10, 1956. Letter to Kenneth Browne, in part: "I appreciate both your good wishe...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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John F. Kennedy288 - John F. Kennedy
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Unsigned pencil notes by John F. Kennedy on an off-white 8 x 12.5 notebook page (lower portion folded), consisting of approximately twenty words and n
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Lyndon B. Johnson289 - Lyndon B. Johnson
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Resistol silverbelly cowboy hat made for Johnson to be given out at his ranch, size 6 3/4, with a satin lining featuring an outline of the state of Te
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Jimmy Carter290 - Jimmy Carter
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ALS, one page, 5.5 x 8.5, personal letterhead, June 11, 1975. Letter to the "Democrats of Darien," in part: "Best wishes to you &...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Ronald Reagan291 - Ronald Reagan
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Attractive enameled porcelain pill box from the personal collection of Ronald and Nancy Reagan, used by the couple while they resided in the White Hou
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Ronald Reagan292 - Ronald Reagan
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Beautiful Russian hand-painted fine lacquer box from the personal collection of Ronald and Nancy Reagan, used by the couple while they resided at the
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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George W. Bush294 - George W. Bush
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Enormous heavy nylon American flag which flew over the US Capitol building during the presidency of George W. Bush, measuring 9´ 5? x 4´ 1...
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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George W. Bush295 - George W. Bush
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Souvenir typescript of President Bush's historic statement on September 11, 2001, two pages, 5 x 8.25, mock White House letterhead, signed at th...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Barack Obama296 - Barack Obama
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TQS on a blue 8.5 x 11 sheet, signed below in black felt tip, "Barack Obama." The quote, in full: "'My family, frankly, they were...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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First Ladies297 - First Ladies
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Wonderful color satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of six First Ladies at a gala celebrating their work to create the National Garden at the United States Bota
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Barbara Bush298 - Barbara Bush
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TLS, one page, 6.5 x 8.5, The Vice President's House letterhead, July 7, 1988. Letter to Ms. Brandt, in part: "Thank you for your letter ex...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Jimmy Carter299 - Jimmy Carter
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Three glossy 10 x 8 photos of Jimmy Carter and his memorable baseball moments, each signed in black felt tip, "J. Carter." The photo subje...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Jimmy Carter300 - Jimmy Carter
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Glossy 8 x 10 photo of President Jimmy Carter, signed in blue felt tip. In fine condition.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter301 - Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter
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Color glossy 8 x 10 half-length photo of the 39th president posing with the first lady, signed in black felt tip, "J. Carter" and "&a...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Frances Cleveland and Grace Coolidge302 - Frances Cleveland and Grace Coolidge
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Four items: an ALS signed “Frances F. Cleveland Preston,” one page both sides on a 5.75 x 3.25 card, March 10, 1930, apologizing for not returning a l
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Bill Clinton303 - Bill Clinton
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Two first edition books, Back to Work and Giving, both hardcover with dust jacket, signed on the title page in black felt tip by Bill Clinton. In over
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Calvin Coolidge and Charles Evans Hughes304 - Calvin Coolidge and Charles Evans Hughes
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Ink signature, "Calvin Coolidge," and fountain pen signature, "Charles E. Hughes," on an off-white 3.75 x 5.5 card bearing an af...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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