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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Henry Wells and William Fargo355 - Henry Wells and William Fargo
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Partly-printed DS, signed “Henry Wells" and "Wm. G. Fargo,” one page, 12 x 8.5, May 1, 1866. Handsomely engraved certificate for one share...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Theodor Adorno356 - Theodor Adorno
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TLS in German, signed “Adorno,” one page, 8.25 x 11.75, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University letterhead, January 26, 1960. Letter to German philosopher J
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Jean le Rond d'Alembert357 - Jean le Rond d'Alembert
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ALS in French, signed “D'alembert,” one page, 6.5 x 8.5, January 18, 1763. Letter to noted French economist and statesman Anne Robert Jacques Tu...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Karl Kautsky358 - Karl Kautsky
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Rare ALS in French, signed “K. Kautsky,” one page on a 3.5 x 5.5 postcard, March 8, 1908. Untranslated letter to Andre Morizet in Paris. In fine condi
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Thomas Robert Malthus359 - Thomas Robert Malthus
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ALS signed “T. Robt. Malthus,” one page both sides, 7.25 x 9, January 11, 1831. Unpublished letter to economist Nassau William Senior, written from St
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Estimates : 12,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
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Frédéric Passy360 - Frédéric Passy
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Untranslated ALS in French, four pages on two adjoining sheets, 4 x 5, Chambre des Deputes letterhead, May 8, 1884. In fine condition.
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Jean-Jacques Rousseau361 - Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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Scarce ALS in French, signed “J. J. Rousseau,” one page, 6.75 x 9.5, October 9, 1751. Letter to Madame de Crequy, a well-known writer and the host of
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,000.00
 
 
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Billy Graham362 - Billy Graham
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Vintage glossy 7.5 x 9.5 photo of Graham with an open bible, affixed to a 9.5 x 12.25 mount, signed on the mount in ballpoint, "God Bless, Bill...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Pope Francis363 - Pope Francis
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Color glossy 5.5 x 8 photo of Cardinal Francis kneeling before and embracing Pope John Paul II, signed in black felt tip as archbishop, "Bergog...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Pope John Paul II364 - Pope John Paul II
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Wonderful color glossy 12 x 17.75 photo of Pope John Paul II in an attentive half-length pose, signed in thin black felt tip, "Joannes Paulus I...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Pope Leo X365 - Pope Leo X
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Rare manuscript DS, signed with his papal mark, "T," and endorsed, "placet et ita mandam," one page, 7.75 x 11.5, no date. An un...
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Giulio Antonio Santorio366 - Giulio Antonio Santorio
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Untranslated LS in Italian, signed “Il Card. di Si Sev'na,” one page, 8 x 11, February 27, 1599. Untranslated letter as Roman Grand Inquisitor t...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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August Bebel367 - August Bebel
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ALS in German, signed “A. Bebel,” one page on a 3.5 x 5.5 postcard, October 13, 1902. Untranslated letter to Andre Morizet in Paris. In fine condition
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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David Ben-Gurion368 - David Ben-Gurion
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Interesting collection of four TLSs in Hebrew relating to the construction of settlement houses in Israel, dated between March and May 1952, ranging i
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Chiang Kai-shek369 - Chiang Kai-shek
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Superb matte-finish 5.5 x 7 photo of Chiang in uniform, affixed to its original 9 x 11.5 mount, boldly signed and inscribed on the mount in ink. A typ
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Madame Chiang Kai-shek370 - Madame Chiang Kai-shek
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Striking pearl-finish 8 x 10 photo of Madame Chiang seated, signed in the lower border in blue ink, "Mayling Soong Chiang." Affixed to a s...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Winston Churchill371 - Winston Churchill
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Fountain pen signature, "Winston S. Churchill,” on an off-white 2.75 x .75 slip. Matted and framed with a portrait to an overall size of 10 x 1...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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France Archive372 - France Archive
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Massive archive of mostly French materials, comprising thousands of pages of documents, letters, and other ephemera dating from the 15th century to th
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Estimates : 20,000.00 - 30,000.00
 
 
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Emperor Taisho373 - Emperor Taisho
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Impressive DS in Japanese, one page, 23.25 x 17.75, November 10, 1915. Untranslated document in which Emperor Taisho confers the Third Class, Order of
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Tomas Masaryk374 - Tomas Masaryk
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Vintage matte-finish 9.5 x 12.5 studio portrait of Masaryk by J. F. Langhans, signed and inscribed in Czech in fountain pen, "T. G. Masaryk, 3/...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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William Pitt the Younger375 - William Pitt the Younger
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Manuscript document presented to Pitt, eight pages on five sheets, 8 x 13, 1791. Document with small cover sheet labeled, "State of the Navigat...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Maximilien Robespierre376 - Maximilien Robespierre
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Scarce LS in French, signed "Robespierre," one page, 7.25 x 9.5, Comité de Salut Public letterhead, May 9, 1794. Letter to fellow rev...
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Lady Emma Hamilton377 - Lady Emma Hamilton
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Scarce ALS signed "Emma Hamilton," four pages on two adjoining sheets, 7.25 x 9, no date. Letter expressing delight with poet William Hayl...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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King Edward VIII378 - King Edward VIII
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Souvenir typescript of King Edward VIII's "Instrument of Abdication," signed "Edward, Duke of Windsor," one page, 5.5 x 8.75...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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King George III379 - King George III
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Impressive printed broadside document, one page, 12.25 x 15, dated June 27, 1814, signed at the conclusion by sheriffs Benjamin Bickley and Philip Geo
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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King William III380 - King William III
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Manuscript DS, signed “William R,” one page, 7.75 x 12.25, May 8, 1695. Document making reference to a past commission that appointed "Our Righ...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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King William IV381 - King William IV
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Partly-printed DS, signed “William R,” one page, 13.5 x 9.25, December 1, 1830. King William appoints Francis G. Keough "to be Lieutenant to th...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Maria Theresa of Spain382 - Maria Theresa of Spain
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Untranslated manuscript vellum DS, signed “Marie Terese,” one page, 14.5 x 9.75, December 19, 1673. In very good condition, with scratching and staini
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Marie Antoinette383 - Marie Antoinette
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Manuscript DS, in French, signed “Payez, Marie Antionette,” one page, 9.5 x 14.5, May 6, 1785. Document addressed to the treasurer Marc-Antoine-Franco
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Estimates : 8,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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Marie de Medici384 - Marie de Medici
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LS in French, signed “Marie,” one page, 9 x 13.5, February 22, 1611. Untranslated letter of introduction to her nephew on behalf of Barrault of the Ro
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Nicholas II385 - Nicholas II
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Original enameled cup made for the coronation of Czar Nicholas II and Czarina Alexandra Feodorovna on May 18, 1896, measuring 4? tall and 3.75? in dia
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Prince Rainier of Monaco386 - Prince Rainier of Monaco
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Vintage matte-finish 9.5 x 11 photo of the prince with a baby chimpanzee, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "For Dear Mrs. Hale who loves a...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Princess Diana387 - Princess Diana
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ALS signed “Diana, x,” one page both sides, 5.5 x 7, Kensington Palace letterhead, July 2, 1990. Letter to Bruce and Anita, in full: "What a wo...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Princess Diana and Prince Charles388 - Princess Diana and Prince Charles
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Wonderful 1989 Christmas card embossed on the front with the Prince of Wales’s feathers and Order of the Garter motto and the Spencer family arms, mea
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Princess Diana and Prince Charles389 - Princess Diana and Prince Charles
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Very desirable 1992 Christmas card embossed on the front with the Prince of Wales’s feathers and Order of the Garter motto and the Spencer family arms
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Princess Diana and Prince Charles390 - Princess Diana and Prince Charles
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Christmas card embossed with the Prince of Wales’s feathers and Order of the Garter motto and the Spencer family arms, measuring 12 x 8 open, featurin
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Princess Grace of Monaco391 - Princess Grace of Monaco
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ALS signed “Grace de Monaco,” written on both sides of a 8.25 x 3.75 personal correspondence card, no date. Letter to "Mrs. Hale," in par...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Princess Grace of Monaco392 - Princess Grace of Monaco
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ALS signed “Grace de Monaco,” written on both sides of a 5.25 x 3.75 royal correspondence card, no date. Letter to "Mrs. Hale," in full: &...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip393 - Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip
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Royal Christmas and New Year's card from 1952, with a gilt-embossed crown on the front, measuring 13.5 x 8.5 open, featuring a charming photo of...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Queen Victoria394 - Queen Victoria
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Partly-printed DS, signed “Victoria R. I.,” one page, 16 x 12, November 25, 1897. Queen Victoria appoints Arthur Mostyn Davies as "an Officer i...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Jean-Francois de Galaupe, comte de Laperouse395 - Jean-Francois de Galaupe, comte de Laperouse
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ALS in French, signed “Laperouse,” one page both sides, 6.5 x 8.5, June 15, 1777. Letter to his sister Mme. Labessiere. In part (translated): “I have
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Estimates : 10,000.00 - 12,000.00
 
 
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William Clark396 - William Clark
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Partly-printed DS, signed “Wm. Clark,” one page, 7.5 x 12.25, April 11, 1803. Indenture between George R. Clark, William Sullivan, Samuel Gwathmey, Da
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Heck Thomas397 - Heck Thomas
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Rare DS, one page, 8 x 3, June 4, 1895. Territory of Oklahoma prisoner subsistence form, in full: "I certify, that from May 30 to May 31, 1895,...
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Lizzie Borden398 - Lizzie Borden
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Lizzie Borden's personally-owned signed book: The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. Later printing. NY: Funk & Wagnalls, ...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Mata Hari399 - Mata Hari
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ALS in French, signed “Mata-Hari,” two pages on two adjoining sheets, 6.75 x 8.5, 11 rue Windsor letterhead, [March 26, 1913]. In full (translated):...
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Melvin Purvis400 - Melvin Purvis
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Collection of approximately 100 items, consisting of typed letters, manuscripts, and FBI memoranda, bearing 81 various signatures of Purvis, with the
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Estimates : 8,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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Lee Harvey Oswald401 - Lee Harvey Oswald
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Hand-addressed airmail envelope, 6.25 x 4.25, addressed in Oswald's hand to his brother, "USA, 7313 Davenport St., Fort Worth, Texas, Mr. R...
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Robert Stroud402 - Robert Stroud
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ALS signed “Bob, Robert Stroud #594,” one page both sides, 8 x 10.25, January 15, 1950. Letter to Fred E. Daw, in part: "If your friend Martin ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Bartolomeo Vanzetti403 - Bartolomeo Vanzetti
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Lengthy ALS signed “Bartolomeo Vanzetti,” three pages both sides, 8 x 10, May 22, 1927. Letter to Lilly Sarnoff, written while imprisoned in Dedham Ja
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Estimates : 8,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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Konrad Adenauer404 - Konrad Adenauer
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Signed book: Konrad Adenauer: Memoirs, 1945-53. First English edition. Chicago, IL: Henry Regnery Company, 1966. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.5 x 9.7
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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