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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Harry S. Truman102 - Harry S. Truman
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Two TLSs, each one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, dated 1968–1969. Both are to Theodore Lesley, historian of Hillsborough County, Florida. Th
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Harry S. Truman103 - Harry S. Truman
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Mimeographed speech, five pages, 8.5 x 14, originally given by Truman at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, on February 15, 1964. Speech deals with the power o
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Harry S. Truman104 - Harry S. Truman
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Unusual 5.5 x 12.75 newspaper photo showing a series of presidential first pitches, signed in blue ballpoint, “7/15/66, Harry S. Truman.” In very good
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Harry S. Truman105 - Harry S. Truman
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TLS as president, one page, 7 x 8.75, White House letterhead, September 21, 1946. Letter to Secretary of the Treasury John W. Snyder, in full: “Thanks
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Harry S. Truman106 - Harry S. Truman
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TLS, one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, March 13, 1959. Letter to Phil Kerby, the editor of the Frontier, in full: “My talk at Columbia, Miss
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Harry S. Truman107 - Harry S. Truman
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Matte-finish 14 x 11 photo of Truman speaking at a Fleet Reserve Association event, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint, “To Mike Velky, kindest re
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Donald Trump108 - Donald Trump
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Color satin-finish 14 x 11 full-length photo of a dancing Donald Trump during his 2015 appearance on Saturday Night Live, signed in black felt tip by
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Donald Trump109 - Donald Trump
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Signed book: Crippled America. Limited first edition, numbered 5559/10000. NY: Threshold Editions, 2015. Hardcover with dust jacket, 5.75 x 8.75, 193
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Woodrow Wilson110 - Woodrow Wilson
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TLS as president, one page, 7 x 8.75, White House letterhead, November 23, 1916. Letter to New York Supreme Court Judge Morgan J. O’Brien, in full: “I
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New Hampshire: Josiah Bartlett111 - New Hampshire: Josiah Bartlett
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Physician and statesman from New Hampshire who served as a delegate to the Continental Congress, signed the Declaration of Independence, and became th
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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New Hampshire: Matthew Thornton112 - New Hampshire: Matthew Thornton
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Signer of the Declaration of Independence from New Hampshire (1714–1803) who was one of eight signers born in Great Britain. Revolutionary War-dated A
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Estimates : 12,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
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New Hampshire: William Whipple113 - New Hampshire: William Whipple
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Signer of the Declaration of Independence from New Hampshire (1730–1785), who commanded a brigade of New Hampshire militia at Saratoga in 1777, and th
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Massachusetts: Elbridge Gerry114 - Massachusetts: Elbridge Gerry
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Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Massachusetts (1744–1814) who later served as vice president under James Madison. His name entered the
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Massachusetts: John Hancock115 - Massachusetts: John Hancock
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LS signed “John Hancock,” one page, 7.25 x 8.25, April 11, 1790. As governor of Massachusetts, Hancock writes to “His Excellency Sam’l Huntington Esq’
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Estimates : 6,000.00 - 8,000.00
 
 
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Massachusetts: Robert Treat Paine116 - Massachusetts: Robert Treat Paine
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Massachusetts lawyer (1731–1814) who served as one of the prosecutors of British soldiers during the Boston Massacre trial; he later signed the Declar
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Rhode Island: William Ellery117 - Rhode Island: William Ellery
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Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Rhode Island and early abolitionist who served as chief justice of the state’s Supreme Court (1727–1820
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Rhode Island: Stephen Hopkins118 - Rhode Island: Stephen Hopkins
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Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Rhode Island (1707–1785) who served a total of four terms as governor of the state. Rare ALS, signed “S
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Connecticut: Samuel Huntington119 - Connecticut: Samuel Huntington
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Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Connecticut (1731–1796) and seventh president of the Continental Congress. Partly-printed DS, signed “S
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Connecticut: Roger Sherman120 - Connecticut: Roger Sherman
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Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Connecticut (1721–1793) who was the only man to also sign the Articles of Association, the Articles of
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Connecticut: William Williams121 - Connecticut: William Williams
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Merchant and signer of the Declaration of Independence from Connecticut (1731–1781). Revolutionary War–dated manuscript DS, signed “Wm. Williams,” one
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Connecticut: Oliver Wolcott122 - Connecticut: Oliver Wolcott
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Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Connecticut (1726–1797) who also signed the Articles of Confederation and served as a major general in
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Connecticut: Oliver Wolcott123 - Connecticut: Oliver Wolcott
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Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Connecticut (1726–1797) who also signed the Articles of Confederation and served as a major general in
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Connecticut: Oliver Wolcott124 - Connecticut: Oliver Wolcott
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Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Connecticut (1726–1797) who also signed the Articles of Confederation and served as a major general in
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New York: William Floyd125 - New York: William Floyd
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Signer of the Declaration of Independence from New York (1734–1821) who served as a member of the Suffolk County Militia early on in the Revolution an
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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New York: Francis Lewis126 - New York: Francis Lewis
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Signer of the Declaration of Independence from New York, delegate to the Continental Congress, and signer of the Articles of Confederation (1713–1802)
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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New York: Philip Livingston127 - New York: Philip Livingston
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New York City merchant (1716–1778) who served as a Continental Congressman and signed the Declaration of Independence. Partly-printed DS, signed “Ph:
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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New York: Lewis Morris128 - New York: Lewis Morris
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Landowner and developer from New York who signed the Declaration of Independence and served as a delegate to the Continental Congress (1726–1798). Man
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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New Jersey: John Hart129 - New Jersey: John Hart
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Signer of the Declaration of Independence and Continental Congressman from New Jersey (1713–1779). Revolutionary War–dated manuscript DS, signed “John
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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New Jersey: Francis Hopkinson130 - New Jersey: Francis Hopkinson
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Signer of the Declaration of Independence from New Jersey (1737–1791) who is also known as the designer of the first official American flag. Revolutio
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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New Jersey: Richard Stockton131 - New Jersey: Richard Stockton
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Signer of the Declaration of Independence from New Jersey and delegate to the Continental Congress (1730–1781). Revolutionary War–dated manuscript DS,
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Pennsylvania: George Clymer132 - Pennsylvania: George Clymer
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Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Pennsylvania who was one of the first patriots to advocate for complete independence from Britain (1739
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Pennsylvania: Robert Morris133 - Pennsylvania: Robert Morris
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Important financier who signed the Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, and Constitution (1734–1806). Revolutionary War–dated ALS s
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Pennsylvania: John Morton134 - Pennsylvania: John Morton
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Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Pennsylvania (1725–1777) who also chaired the committee that wrote the Articles of Confederation. Revol
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Pennsylvania: Benjamin Rush135 - Pennsylvania: Benjamin Rush
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Physician and surgeon general of the Continental Army, signer of the Declaration of Independence, and early professor of medicine at the Univeristy of
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Pennsylvania: George Ross136 - Pennsylvania: George Ross
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Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Pennsylvania (1730–1779) whose nephew married the famous flagmaker Betsy Ross in 1773. Rare ALS, signed
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Pennsylvania: Benjamin Rush137 - Pennsylvania: Benjamin Rush
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Physician and surgeon general of the Continental Army who signed the Declaration of Independence (1746–1813). Scallop-topped vellum manuscript DS, sig
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Pennsylvania: James Smith138 - Pennsylvania: James Smith
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Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Pennsylvania (1719–1806) who, having been born in Ulster, was one of eight signers born in Great Britai
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Pennsylvania: James Wilson139 - Pennsylvania: James Wilson
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Signer of the Declaration of Independence and Continental Congressman from Pennsylvania (1742–1798) who was instrumental in drafting the Constitution.
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Delaware: Thomas McKean140 - Delaware: Thomas McKean
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Influential Delaware politician (1734–1817) who signed the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation. ALS signed “Tho M:Kean,” one
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Estimates : 1,300.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Delaware: Thomas McKean141 - Delaware: Thomas McKean
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Influential Delaware politician (1734–1817) who signed the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation. Partly-printed vellum DS, si
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Delaware: George Read142 - Delaware: George Read
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Important Delaware politician (1733–1798) who served as a Continental Congressman, as a delegate to the 1787 Constitutional Convention, and was one of
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Delaware: Caesar Rodney143 - Delaware: Caesar Rodney
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Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Delaware (1728–1784) who famously rode his horse 80 miles non-stop to break the deadlock within the Del
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Maryland: Charles Carroll of Carrollton144 - Maryland: Charles Carroll of Carrollton
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Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Maryland (1737–1832) who was the longest-lived among his colleagues. ALS signed “Ch. Carroll of Carroll
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Maryland: Charles Carroll of Carrollton145 - Maryland: Charles Carroll of Carrollton
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Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Maryland (1737–1832) who was the longest-lived among his colleagues. ALS signed “Ch. Carroll of Carroll
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Maryland: William Paca146 - Maryland: William Paca
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Signer of the Declaration of Independence who served as Maryland’s third governor (1740–1799). Extremely scarce LS signed “Wm. Paca,” one page both si
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Virginia: Benjamin Harrison147 - Virginia: Benjamin Harrison
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Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Virginia (1726–1791) who was the father of President William Henry Harrison and great-grandfather of Pr
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Virginia: Benjamin Harrison148 - Virginia: Benjamin Harrison
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Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Virginia (1726–1791) who was the father of President William Henry Harrison and great-grandfather of Pr
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Virginia: Richard Henry Lee149 - Virginia: Richard Henry Lee
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Member of the notable Lee family and signer of the Declaration of Independence from Virginia (1732–1794). Third-person ADS, signed within the text, “R
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Virginia: Thomas Nelson, Jr150 - Virginia: Thomas Nelson, Jr
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Signer of the Declaration of Independence and member of the Virginia delegation to the Continental Congress (1738–1789). Revolutionary War–dated third
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Virginia: George Wythe151 - Virginia: George Wythe
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Scholar, jurist, opponent of slavery (1726–1806) who was the first of the seven Virginia signatories of the Declaration of Independence. ADS, signed “
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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