RR Auction: Fine Autographs and Artifacts

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With a wide variety of rare and remarkable material, January’s RR Auction Fine Autograph and Artifact sale features letters by George Washington, John Adams, and Charles Darwin, signed photos of Bruce Lee, Sharon Tate, and Vivien Leigh, and a comprehensive Declaration of Independence section boasting a near-complete set of signers. 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 January 2017.
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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George Washington1 - George Washington
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Exceptional ALS signed “G:o Washington,” one page, 7.75 x 9.5, Mount Vernon, April 16, 1798. Letter to “Colo. Pickering,” Timothy Pickering, who had s
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Estimates : 60,000.00 - 80,000.00
 
 
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George Washington2 - George Washington
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Extraordinary manuscript DS, signed “G:o Washingto,” one page, 7.25 x 8.25, April 20, 1775. Draft for an ad to be published in the Virginia Gazette
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Estimates : 15,000.00 - 20,000.00
 
 
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George Washington: Edmund Randolph3 - George Washington: Edmund Randolph
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DS, signed “Edm. Randolph,” one page both sides, 8.25 x 13.25, June 1794. Congressional broadside publishing an act passed by the Third Congress of th
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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John Adams4 - John Adams
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Scarce ALS as president signed “J. Adams,” one page, 8 x 10, July 10, 1800. Boldly penned letter to the “Secretary of the Treasury,” Oliver Wolcott, J
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Estimates : 8,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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James Madison and James Monroe5 - James Madison and James Monroe
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Partly-printed scallop-top vellum DS, signed “James Madison” as president and “Jas. Monroe” as secretary of state, one page, 11 x 14.75, March 25, 181
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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James Madison and James Monroe6 - James Madison and James Monroe
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Partly-printed DS, signed “James Madison” as president and “Jas. Monroe” as secretary of state, one page, 21 x 17, June 18, 1817. A four-language ship
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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James Madison7 - James Madison
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Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 12.5 x 8.25, April 18, 1815. Land grant issued to Franz Germand for a quarter lot of land under “'An a...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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James Monroe8 - James Monroe
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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 14 x 9.75, December 6, 1823. President Monroe grants George Mikesel a parcel of over 163 acres “of th
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Andrew Jackson9 - Andrew Jackson
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ALS as president, one page, 8 x 10, June 23, 1829. Letter to Major Henry Stark, son of the late General John Stark, sent to thank his daughters for a
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Martin Van Buren10 - Martin Van Buren
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Partly-printed DS as president, signed “M. Van Buren,” one page, 19.75 x 13.75, January 21, 1839. President Van Buren appoints Isaac O. Barnes as a “N
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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William Henry Harrison11 - William Henry Harrison
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Manuscript DS, signed “Wm. H. Harrison, A.D.C.,” one page, 8 x 2.75, December 28, 1794. Return for provisions issued at Greenville, denoting fifteen r
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Estimates : 900.00 - 1,100.00
 
 
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John Tyler12 - John Tyler
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ALS as vice president, one page, 8 x 10, March 11, 1841. Letter to United States Secretary of the State Daniel Webster, in full: “I cannot too strongl
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Estimates : 1,800.00 - 2,200.00
 
 
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James K. Polk and James Buchanan13 - James K. Polk and James Buchanan
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Manuscript DS, signed “James K. Polk” as president and “James Buchanan” as secretary of state, one page both sides, 9.5 x 14.5, July 1, 1846. A rare e
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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James K. Polk14 - James K. Polk
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Signed book: Index to the Executive Documents, 23d Congress, 2d Session, 1834–5, Vol. II. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1835. Hardcover, 6 x
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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James K. Polk15 - James K. Polk
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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 14.5 x 18, March 3, 1849. President Polk confers First Lieutenant William E. Prince of the Army of th
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Zachary Taylor16 - Zachary Taylor
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Rare partly-printed vellum DS as president, signed “Z. Taylor,” one page, 14 x 17.75, March 20, 1850. President Taylor appoints William E. Prince as “
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Estimates : 4,200.00 - 4,500.00
 
 
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Zachary Taylor17 - Zachary Taylor
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Very rare partly-printed DS as president, signed “Z. Taylor,” one page, 7.75 x 8.5, May 1, 1850. President Taylor directs “the Secretary of State to a
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Estimates : 4,500.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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James Buchanan18 - James Buchanan
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Signed book: Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Judicial Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Vol. XIII. Boston: Cummings an
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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James Buchanan19 - James Buchanan
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Partly-printed DS, one page, 10.5 x 15.75, March 6, 1849. Handsomely engraved passport, no. 13209, issued to “Luke Lincoln, a Citizen of the United St
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Abraham Lincoln20 - Abraham Lincoln
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Rare war-dated partly-printed DS as president, one page, 8 x 10, May 19, 1863. President Lincoln approves an international agreement, in part: “I here
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Estimates : 8,000.00 - 12,000.00
 
 
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Andrew Johnson21 - Andrew Johnson
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Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 16.5 x 11.25, July 14, 1865. President Johnson appoints R. L. Brooks as “Collector of Internal Revenue for t
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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U. S. Grant22 - U. S. Grant
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ALS, four pages, 4.5 x 7, June 6, 1879. Letter to his son U. S. Grant, Jr., written from “Peking, China.” In full: “We have now been in this Capital t
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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U. S. Grant23 - U. S. Grant
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Desirable 2.5 x 4 carte-de-visite portrait of Grant in his military uniform, signed in ink, “U. S. Grant, Lt. Gen. U. S. A.” In fine condition, with a
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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U. S. Grant24 - U. S. Grant
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Civil War-dated ALS signed “U. S. Grant, Lt. Gen.,” two pages, 5 x 8, Headquarters Armies of the United States letterhead, January 19, 1865. Letter to
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Estimates : 2,700.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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U. S. Grant25 - U. S. Grant
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ALS, four pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.75 x 6.5, November 30, 1879. Letter to “Mrs. Hagen.” In part: “Mrs. Grant wants me to answer your letter…Ou
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Rutherford B. Hayes26 - Rutherford B. Hayes
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ALS as president-elect, signed “R. B. Hayes,” one page, 7.75 x 10, February 17, 1877. Letter to Col. Henry J. Johnson, presumably responding to an aut
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Rutherford B. Hayes27 - Rutherford B. Hayes
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Uncommon printed sheet from Spiegel Grove, dated July 2, 1889, sent out by Hayes after his wife Lucy’s passing, 4.25 x 7, bearing an ANS in the lower
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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James A. Garfield28 - James A. Garfield
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Signed book: Vingut’s Ollendorff’s New Method of Learning to Read, Write, and Speak the Spanish Language. Twelfth edition. NY: George Lockwood, 1853.
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Chester A. Arthur29 - Chester A. Arthur
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LS as president, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.75 x 9, Executive Mansion letterhead, November 21, 1883. Letter to Truman A. Merriman of the N
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Grover Cleveland30 - Grover Cleveland
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Signed book: The Public Papers of Grover Cleveland, Twenty-Second President of the United States, March 4, 1885, to March 4, 1889. Washington: Governm
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Estimates : 3,500.00 - 4,500.00
 
 
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Grover Cleveland31 - Grover Cleveland
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Excellent ALS, four pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.25 x 6.75, November 26, 1903. Letter to Frank Thorn, in full: “I have received the copies of ‘Wha
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Benjamin Harrison32 - Benjamin Harrison
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Signed book: The Seventieth Indiana. Extremely rare, little-known signed edition. Indianapolis: The Bowen-Merrill Company, 1900. Hardcover, 6.25 x 9.2
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Benjamin Harrison33 - Benjamin Harrison
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Signed book: This Country of Ours. First edition. NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1897. Hardcover, 5.25 x 7.5, 360 pages. Signed on the first free ...
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Theodore Roosevelt34 - Theodore Roosevelt
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Signed book: Theodore Roosevelt: An Autobiography. First edition. NY: The Macmillan Company, 1913. Hardcover, 6.25 x 8.75, 647 pages. Boldly signed an
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Theodore Roosevelt35 - Theodore Roosevelt
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Fantastic matte-finish 4.5 x 8.5 photo of artist Gari Melchers’s full-length portrait of Roosevelt, affixed to a 6.5 x 12.5 mount, boldly signed and i
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Theodore Roosevelt36 - Theodore Roosevelt
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Magnificent matte-finish 9 x 11 portrait of President Roosevelt taken in 1907 by George Prince affixed to its original mount, signed at the bottom in
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Theodore Roosevelt37 - Theodore Roosevelt
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TLS as president, one page, 7 x 8.75, White House letterhead, March 23, 1903. Letter to Mr. Thomas R. Slicer, in full: “I simply do not know how to ad
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Theodore Roosevelt38 - Theodore Roosevelt
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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 15.5 x 19, May 19, 1908. President Roosevelt appoints Edward H. Campbell as “Lieutenant, junior grade
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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William H. Taft39 - William H. Taft
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Fascinating grouping of correspondence from William H. Taft to President Woodrow Wilson in relation to the impending ratification of the Treaty of Ver
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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William H. Taft40 - William H. Taft
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TLS signed “Wm. H. Taft,” three pages, 8 x 10.5, personal letterhead, August 10, 1920. Letter to Gus J. Karger of The Times–Star, in part: “I am carry
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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William H. Taft41 - William H. Taft
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Exceptional vintage matte-finish 6.75 x 10.75 portrait of President Taft by Harris & Ewing, signed and inscribed in fountain pen as president, “...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Warren G. Harding42 - Warren G. Harding
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Signed booklet: Address of the President of the United States at the Burial of an Unknown American Soldier at Arlington Cemetery, November 11, 1921. W
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Calvin Coolidge43 - Calvin Coolidge
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ALS as vice president, one page, 7 x 9, The Vice-President’s Chamber letterhead, April 4, 1922. Letter to “Henry.” In full: “I am very sorry to have m
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Calvin Coolidge44 - Calvin Coolidge
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TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, personal letterhead, November 7, 1932. Letter to New York Evening Mail editor Henry L. Stoddard, in full: “Please accept my t
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Calvin Coolidge45 - Calvin Coolidge
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Partly-printed LS as president, one page, 9.5 x 13.5, March 14, 1928. Official letter of state to “His Excellency The President of the Republic of Bol
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Franklin D. Roosevelt46 - Franklin D. Roosevelt
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Unusual bound typescript of Gabriel Over the White House as published in New York by Farrar & Rinehart, 1933. Hardcover, 8.5 x 11, 282 pages. Si...
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Franklin D. Roosevelt47 - Franklin D. Roosevelt
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Superb engraved portrait of President Roosevelt, 6.75 x 8.75, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “For Bill & Phil Reisman, from Franklin D. R...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Harry S. Truman48 - Harry S. Truman
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ALS, one page, 6.5 x 8.5, personal letterhead, September 17, 1963. In full: “I am indeed happy that the new 35th Division Room, dedicated to the memor
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Harry S. Truman49 - Harry S. Truman
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DS as president, one page, 8 x 10.5, White House letterhead, no date. Citation for Legion of Merit for the Degree of Legionnaire, in full: “Colonel Ma
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Harry S. Truman50 - Harry S. Truman
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Impressively large matte-finish 19.5 x 15.5 photo of Truman signing the National Security Act Amendments of 1949, affixed to a 24 x 20 mount bearing a
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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