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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Manhattan Project142 - Manhattan Project
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Group of six items signed by Manhattan Project chemical engineer Meyer Steinberg and Trinity Site worker Felix DePaula, including: an ALS, signed &q...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Robert A. Millikan143 - Robert A. Millikan
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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
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Rudolf Mössbauer144 - Rudolf Mössbauer
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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
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Paul Murdin145 - Paul Murdin
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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
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Nobel Prize Winners: Chemistry146 - Nobel Prize Winners: Chemistry
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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
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Nobel Prize: Chemistry147 - Nobel Prize: Chemistry
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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
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Linus Pauling148 - Linus Pauling
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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 &...
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Physicists149 - Physicists
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Collection of 10 items signed by a notable physicist, consisting entirely of notes and letters, with signers including: Luis Alvarez (ANS and ALS); Ha
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Physicists and Astrophysicists150 - Physicists and Astrophysicists
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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
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William Ramsay151 - William Ramsay
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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 ...
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Albert Sabin and Christiaan Barnard152 - Albert Sabin and Christiaan Barnard
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Two photos: a matte-finish 4.75 x 7 half-length photo of Albert Sabin, who is remembered for his development of a practical oral polio vaccine, signed
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Gene and Carolyn Shoemaker153 - Gene and Carolyn Shoemaker
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Glossy 6 x 4 photo of huband-and-wife astronomers Gene and Carolyn Shoemaker, who co-discovered the Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9 with David H. Levy, posing
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Gerard 't Hooft154 - Gerard 't Hooft
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Four items: an ALS, one page, 8.5 x 11, March 29, 2018, in part: "Science is humanity's greatest achievement. We learned to understand the ...
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Edward Teller155 - Edward Teller
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TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, Hoover Institution letterhead, November 19, 1986. Letter to Gerard L. Granat, president of the Philmore Manufacturing Company
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Edward Teller156 - Edward Teller
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Four signed items: a first edition of Better a Shield Than a Sword, hardcover with dust jacket, signed and inscribed on the first free end page in blu
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Edward Teller157 - Edward Teller
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TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, University of California letterhead, December 8, 1959. Letter to Dr. Henry Strutz, in full: "Thank you for your kind l...
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William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin158 - William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin
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ALS signed “Kelvin,” one page both sides, 4.5 x 7, University of Glasgow letterhead, March 23, 1898. Letter to Mr. Waugh, in full: "Many thanks...
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Clyde W. Tombaugh159 - Clyde W. Tombaugh
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ALS, one page, 8.5 x 11, February 21, 1995. Letter to Dale Parry, in part: "The Hubble Space Telescope in its now repaired condition, and in or...
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Clyde W. Tombaugh160 - Clyde W. Tombaugh
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ALS, one page, 6.5 x 8.5, no date. Letter to Dale Parry, in part: "To search for planets, one needs a wide angle photographic telescope to cove...
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Clyde W. Tombaugh161 - Clyde W. Tombaugh
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Souvenir typescript of "The Ten Special Commandments for a Would-Be Planet Hunter according to Clyde Tombaugh," one page, 8.25 x 10.75, si...
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