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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Dwight D. Eisenhower305 - Dwight D. Eisenhower
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World War II-dated TLS, one page, 5 x 7, Allied Forces Headquarters letterhead, December 15, 1943. Letter to Mrs. Michael J. Troch, in full: "I...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Dwight D. Eisenhower306 - Dwight D. Eisenhower
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TLS, one page, 7 x 10.25, personal letterhead, September 27, 1967. Letter to Harlowe Hardinge, in full: "Thank you for your cordial invitation ...
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Gerald Ford307 - Gerald Ford
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Souvenir typescript on an off-white 6.25 x 8.5 sheet of personal letterhead with an embossed presidential eagle, signed in black felt tip by Ford. The
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Gerald and Betty Ford308 - Gerald and Betty Ford
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Color semi-glossy 8 x 10 photo of the 38th American president seated with his wife, signed in black felt tip, "Best wishes, Gerald Ford" a...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Gerald and Betty Ford309 - Gerald and Betty Ford
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Color glossy 10 x 8 photo of the White House in the spring, signed in blue felt tip, "Gerald R. Ford" and "Betty Ford." In fine ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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James A. Garfield310 - James A. Garfield
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Free franked mailing envelope, 5.75 x 3.25, addressed by Garfield to "Prof. B. A. Hinsdale, Alliance, Ohio," and franked in the upper righ...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Benjamin Harrison311 - Benjamin Harrison
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Fletcher & Sharpe's Bank check, 7.5 x 3, filled out and signed by Harrison, "Benj. Harrison," payable to A. E. Fletcher for $5, Oc...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Rutherford B. Hayes312 - Rutherford B. Hayes
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Collection of unsigned ephemera related to the 1877 presidential election, including: a yellow admission pass to the gallery of the House of Represent
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Herbert Hoover313 - Herbert Hoover
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Vintage matte-finish 5.25 x 7.25 portrait of Hoover by Fabian Bachrach, affixed to the original 7.75 x 11.25 mount, signed and inscribed on the mount
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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John F. Kennedy314 - John F. Kennedy
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Original vintage color glossy 5 x 5 double-weight photo of President John F. Kennedy throwing out the ceremonial first pitch from the stands of the ne
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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John F. Kennedy315 - John F. Kennedy
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Unused original "Press Section, Balcony Only" ticket, number 1375, 2.5 x 6, to the 'Texas Welcome Dinner' presented in honor of Pr...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Abraham Lincoln: John Hay316 - Abraham Lincoln: John Hay
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Free-franked mailing envelope, 4.25 x 2.75, addressed in another hand to "Hon. Wm. H. Herndon, Springfield, Illinois," and franked vertica...
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Richard Nixon317 - Richard Nixon
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Glossy 8 x 10 photo of President Richard Nixon, addressing an audience while standing at a microphone, signed in blue felt tip. In very fine condition
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Barack Obama and Bill Clinton318 - Barack Obama and Bill Clinton
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Uncommon color 11 x 17 poster for Barack on Broadway, a sold-out fundraising event for the Obama Victory Fund 2012, held at Broadway's New Amste...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Ronald Reagan319 - Ronald Reagan
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TLS signed “Ron,” one page, 6.5 x 8.5, personal letterhead, March 12, 1991. Letter to Robert D. Nesen, in part: "It is with great pleasure that...
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Ronald Reagan320 - Ronald Reagan
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Color satin-finish 8 x 10 three-quarter length photo of Reagan posing in the Oval Office, calligraphically inscribed, "To Mark Davis, With best...
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Ronald Reagan321 - Ronald Reagan
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Fountain pen signature and inscription, "To Arnold, Ronald Reagan,” on a blue 5.5 x 4.25 album page with affixed image. In fine condition.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Ronald and Nancy Reagan322 - Ronald and Nancy Reagan
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Vintage glossy 10 x 8 photo of the Reagan family posing together in a living room setting, signed in black ink by Ronald and Nancy Reagan. Typed colle
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Eleanor Roosevelt323 - Eleanor Roosevelt
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Vintage matte-finish 4.25 x 7.5 portrait of the former first lady by Pach Bros. of New York, signed and inscribed in the lower border in fountain pen,
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Theodore Roosevelt324 - Theodore Roosevelt
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Crisp ink signature, "T. Roosevelt,” on an off-white 3.5 x 1.5 card affixed along its top edge to an 8.5 x 10.75 cardstock sheet with attached ...
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Harry S. Truman325 - Harry S. Truman
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TLS, one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, November 30, 1961. Letter to K. H. Browne, in full: "I appreciated very much your letter of th...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Harry S. Truman326 - Harry S. Truman
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Three items: Uncommon matte-finish 7 x 9.5 photo of the Trumans waving from the steps of their private plane, the 'Sacred Cow,' boldly sign...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Harry S. Truman327 - Harry S. Truman
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The Treasurer of Jackson County check, 8 x 3.5, filled out in type and signed by Truman, payable to Dexter Perry for $25, May 21, 1934. In fine condit
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Donald Trump328 - Donald Trump
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Glossy 5 x 7 three-quarter length photo of Trump leaning on a railing, signed in blue felt tip, "Best wishes, Donald Trump." In fine condi...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Benjamin Rush329 - Benjamin Rush
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ALS signed “B. Rush,” one page both sides, 7.25 x 8.75, no date. Letter to a friend offering a medical prescription. In full: "Just after you l...
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Schuyler Colfax330 - Schuyler Colfax
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Large brown leather portfolio owned by Colfax during his term as vice president under Ulysses S. Grant, 9.75 x 14.75, gilt-stamped on the front cover,
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Colonial New York331 - Colonial New York
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Incredible manuscript DS, signed “Richard Nicolls,” two pages, 12.75 x 16.25, March 12, 1666. After the Dutch surrendered New Amsterdam in September 1
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Estimates : 7,000.00 - 9,000.00
 
 
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Alexander Hamilton332 - Alexander Hamilton
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LS signed “A. Hamilton,” one page, 7.75 x 13, August 24, 1799. Letter to Major John Adlum, sent while Hamilton was second-in-command of the US Army; u
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Estimates : 6,000.00 - 8,000.00
 
 
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Nathaniel Gorham333 - Nathaniel Gorham
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Revolutionary War-dated partly-printed DS, signed “Nath. Gorham,” one page, 8 x 11, July 10, 1781. Land grant between "David Wood of Charlestow...
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Henry Laurens334 - Henry Laurens
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Revolutionary War–dated ALS signed “Henry Laurens, President of Congress,” one page, 8 x 12.5, April 28, 1778. Letter to Thomas Wharton, Jr., the pres
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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John Lansing335 - John Lansing
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ALS signed “John Lansing Jun'r,” one page, 8 x 12.5, July 25, 1787. Lansing writes from Albany, in part: "In your cause against Colonel Hay...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Josias Lyndon336 - Josias Lyndon
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Partly-printed DS, one page, 7 x 11.5, March 6, 1742. Agreement in which Joseph Read of Freetown, Massachusetts, is bonded to John Manchester of Newpo
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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John Page337 - John Page
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LS, one page, 7.25 x 9, March 13, 1805. Letter to a gentleman, in part: "You will perhaps greatly accommodate me, if you will authorize Mr. Wic...
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Nathaniel Saltonstall338 - Nathaniel Saltonstall
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ADS, signed “Nath. Saltonstall Justice of Peace,” one page, 8.25 x 3.5, November 11, 1702. Saltonstall orders the Constable of Haverhill to take John
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Daniel Webster339 - Daniel Webster
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Partly-printed DS, signed “Dan’l Webster,” one page, 11 x 15, March 23, 1832. A patent issued to Daniel Rudd of Bozrah, Connecticut, for “Improvement
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Susan B. Anthony340 - Susan B. Anthony
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Ink signature, "Susan B. Anthony, Rochester, N. Y., Dec. 9, 1899—,” on an off-white 3.25 x 1.5 card. Matted and framed with an engraving to an ...
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Eldridge Cleaver341 - Eldridge Cleaver
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Handwritten manuscript in pencil for a speech entitled "No Money," unsigned, one page, both sides, 5 x 7, no date but circa 1983. In full:...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Mohandas Gandhi342 - Mohandas Gandhi
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ALS, signed "M. K. Gandhi," penned on both sides of a 3.5 x 5.5 India postal card, November 30, 1924. Letter to Dr. Annie Besant, an impor...
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Estimates : 20,000.00 - 25,000.00
 
 
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Helen Keller343 - Helen Keller
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Signed book: The Story of My Life. Later printing. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1925. Hardcover, 5.25 x 7.5, 441 pages. Signed an...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Martin Luther King, Jr344 - Martin Luther King, Jr
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TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, Southern Christian Leadership Conference letterhead, June 25, 1964. Letter to Miss Willie Mackey, in part: "This will ...
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Estimates : 6,000.00 - 8,000.00
 
 
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Martin Luther King, Jr345 - Martin Luther King, Jr
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Significant signed book: Why We Can't Wait. Later printing. NY: Harper & Row, 1964. Hardcover, 6 x 8.5, 178 pages. Neatly signed and inscrib...
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Estimates : 6,000.00 - 8,000.00
 
 
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Martin Luther King, Jr346 - Martin Luther King, Jr
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Exceptional color 7 x 7.5 portrait of King removed from the cover of Time Magazine's 'Man of the Year' issue of January 3, 1964, applied...
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Nelson Mandela347 - Nelson Mandela
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Signed book: Mandela: A Life. First edition. Cape Town, South Africa: Sunbird, 2007. Hardcover, 8.75 x 11.25, 96 pages. Signed and inscribed on the fi
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Nelson Mandela348 - Nelson Mandela
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Program for the Presidential Inauguration of Nelson Mandela as South Africa's first black president on May 10, 1994, eight pages, 8.5 x 11.25, s...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Felix Frankfurter349 - Felix Frankfurter
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Distinguished glossy 8 x 10 portrait of the Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, signed and inscribed in white ink, “For the Kenneth H. Brownes, wi
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Warren Court350 - Warren Court
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A sheet of 10 three-cent USPS Supreme Court postage stamps affixed to an off-white 8 x 10 sheet of Supreme Court stationery, with two additional stamp
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Andrew Carnegie351 - Andrew Carnegie
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ALS, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 7, personal letterhead, January 24, 1908. Letter to a close friend on his fiftieth birthday, in full:
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Fr. 122 $10 1901 Legal Tender Bison Note352 - Fr. 122 $10 1901 Legal Tender Bison Note
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Spectacular Fr. 122 $10 1901 Legal Tender Bison Note, serial no. E47203355, graded by PMG Choice Uncirculated 63. This beautiful note honors the Lewis
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Fr. 225 $1 1896 Silver Certificate353 - Fr. 225 $1 1896 Silver Certificate
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Beautiful Fr. 225 $1 1896 Silver Certificate, serial no. 53440009, plate A100/160, graded by PCGS Very Choice New 64PPQ. This is part of the 'Ed...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Monopoly Railroads354 - Monopoly Railroads
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Large framed vintage Monopoly set displaying original stock certificates of the game’s railroads: Baltimore and Ohio (December 1, 1899), The Pennsylva
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