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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North Carolina: Joseph Hewes152 - North Carolina: Joseph Hewes
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Secretary of the Naval Affairs Committee during the Revolutionary War who signed the Declaration of Independence, one of only three Quakers to do so (
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Estimates : 8,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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South Carolina: Thomas Heyward, Jr153 - South Carolina: Thomas Heyward, Jr
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Signer of the Declaration of Independence from South Carolina (1746–1809) who was taken prisoner by the British during the siege of Charleston and hel
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Estimates : 1,300.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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North Carolina: William Hooper154 - North Carolina: William Hooper
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Signer of the Declaration of Independence and Continental Congressman from North Carolina (1742–1790). Revolutionary War-era ALS, signed "W Hoo...
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Estimates : 15,000.00 - 18,000.00
 
 
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North Carolina: John Penn155 - North Carolina: John Penn
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Signer of the Declaration of Independence from North Carolina (1741–1788) who also practiced law and served in the Continental Congress. Very rare ink
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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South Carolina: Thomas Lynch, Jr156 - South Carolina: Thomas Lynch, Jr
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Signer of the Declaration of Independence from South Carolina (1749–1779); his father had served in the Continental Congress from 1775 to 1776 but had
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Estimates : 30,000.00 - 40,000.00
 
 
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South Carolina: Arthur Middleton157 - South Carolina: Arthur Middleton
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Signer of the Declaration of Independence from South Carolina (1742–1787). A radical Whig, Middleton was one of the more vocal members of the South Ca
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Estimates : 30,000.00 - 40,000.00
 
 
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South Carolina: Edward Rutledge158 - South Carolina: Edward Rutledge
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American politician from South Carolina who was the youngest signer of the Declaration of Independence (1749–1800). Revolutionary War–dated partly-pri
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Georgia: George Walton159 - Georgia: George Walton
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Signer of the Declaration of Independence who, following the Revolution, devoted himself almost entirely to Georgia state politics (1749–1804). Partly
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Aaron Burr171 - Aaron Burr
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Manuscript DS, signed “A. Burr,” one page both sides, 8.25 x 12.5, September 1, 1815. A legal document requesting the court appoint a guardian ad lite
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Henry Clay172 - Henry Clay
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ALS signed “H. Clay,” one page, 8 x 10, June 19, 1839. Letter to Pennsylvanian Congressman John G. Watmough, in full: “I was much grateful, my dear Si
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Alexander Hamilton173 - Alexander Hamilton
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LS signed “A. Hamilton,” one page, 7 x 8.75, July 8, 1799. Written in the hand of his assistant secretary, Ethan Brown, a letter to Major John Adlum,
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Jonathan Trumbull174 - Jonathan Trumbull
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Governor of Connecticut who was the only colonial governor to side with the Americans during the Revolutionary War (1710–1785). Revolutionary War–date
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Helen Keller175 - Helen Keller
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TLS, two pages, 5.5 x 9.25, The Lincoln letterhead, December 14, 1921. Letter to Miss Hortop, in part: “I wish I could find a lovely new way to thank
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Martin Luther King, Jr176 - Martin Luther King, Jr
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Desirable ballpoint signature, “Best wishes, Martin L. King, Jr.,” on an off-white 5.25 x 3.25 card. In very fine condition. A crisp, highly displayab
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Martin Luther King, Jr177 - Martin Luther King, Jr
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TLS signed “Martin,” one page, 8.5 x 11, Southern Christian Leadership Conference letterhead, November 2, 1964. Letter to Chicago Sun Times columnist
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Nelson Mandela178 - Nelson Mandela
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Extremely rare booklet entitled ‘The Historic Speech of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela at the Rivonia Trial,’ published in 1989 by Learn & Teach Publ...
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Estimates : 2,200.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Nelson Mandela179 - Nelson Mandela
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Signed book: Long Walk to Freedom. South Africa: Macdonald Purnell, 1995. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.5 x 9.5, 630 pages. Signed and inscribed on th
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Nelson Mandela180 - Nelson Mandela
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Color glossy 7 x 5 photo of Mandela seated with Kofi Annan, signed in black felt tip, “N. Mandela, 15.3.2000.” Double-matted and framed to an overall
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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John Marshall181 - John Marshall
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ALS signed “J. Marshall,” one page, 7.75 x 10, March 26, 1820. Thoughtful letter to Samuel Farmar Jarvis, a professor of Biblical learning at the New
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Henry Ford182 - Henry Ford
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Signed book: Moving Forward. First edition. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1930. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.5 x 9.5, 310 pages....
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Henry Wells and William Fargo183 - Henry Wells and William Fargo
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Partly-printed DS, signed “Henry Wells” and “Wm. G. Fargo,” one page, 12 x 8.25, November 7, 1864. Handsomely engraved certificate for eight shares of
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Alexander Graham Bell184 - Alexander Graham Bell
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ALS in pencil signed “A. G. Bell,” one page on a 5 x 3 postcard, October 8, 1874. Letter to P. D. Richards, in full: “My train does not arrive in Bost
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Charles Darwin185 - Charles Darwin
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ALS signed “Ch. Darwin,” one page, 5 x 8, June 2, [1871]. Letter to Thomas Bradfield, in full: “I am much obliged to you for sending me the fact about
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Estimates : 3,500.00 - 4,500.00
 
 
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Albert Einstein186 - Albert Einstein
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Fantastic circa 1925 fountain pen signature, “A. Einstein,” on an off-white 4.75 x 3 album page, also signed by Argentine intellectuals Mauricio Niren
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Rudolf Virchow187 - Rudolf Virchow
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German doctor and politician (1821–1902), dubbed the ‘Father of Pathology,’ who founded the field of social medicine. ALS in German, signed “Virchow,”
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Rudolf Virchow188 - Rudolf Virchow
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German doctor and politician (1821–1902), dubbed the ‘Father of Pathology,’ who founded the field of social medicine. Rare 2.5 x 4 carte-de-visite por
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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James Watt189 - James Watt
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ALS, one page, 8 x 10, September 5, 1784. Letter to musician and notable Watt benefactor Joah Bates, in full: “Having received from Mr. Brown the dail
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Estimates : 17,000.00 - 20,000.00
 
 
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Antonio Scarpa190 - Antonio Scarpa
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Italian anatomist (1752–1832) who wrote several important treatises on a wide range of anatomical and medical subjects. ALS in Italian, signed “A. Sca
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Estimates : 1,400.00 - 1,600.00
 
 
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Pope John Paul II191 - Pope John Paul II
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Polish certificate of participation in the finals of the Sacrosong Festival, held at the Catholic University of Lublin on September 19, 1976, 9.75 x 1
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Pope John Paul II192 - Pope John Paul II
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TLS in Polish, signed “Karol Wojtyla,” one page on a 5.75 x 4 card featuring a colorful religious image, Christmas 1971. Letter returning good wishes
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Pope John Paul II193 - Pope John Paul II
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TLS in Polish, signed “Karol card Wojtyla,” one page, 8.25 x 5.75, Kuria Metropolitalna letterhead, June 10, 1978. In part (roughly translated): “We a
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Pope Pius XII194 - Pope Pius XII
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Pope Pius XII’s personally-owned and -worn white zucchetto skullcap, measuring 6.5? in diameter, with a small label inside, “Societas Mariae Reparatri
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Fidel Castro195 - Fidel Castro
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Early DS in Spanish, two pages, 9 x 13.5, February 20, 1959. Ministry of Education document, issued just four days after Castro took office as Cuba’s
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Winston Churchill196 - Winston Churchill
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ALS signed “Winston S. Churchill,” one black-bordered page, 5 x 8, The Home Secretary letterhead, November 9, 1910. Letter to John William Gulland, in
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Winston Churchill197 - Winston Churchill
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Ink signature, “Winston S. Churchill,” on an off-white 4 x 3.5 sheet of War Office letterhead. Attractively cloth-matted and framed with two engraved
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Emperor Hirohito198 - Emperor Hirohito
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Desirable manuscript DS in Japanese, one page, 23.5 x 18, April 18, 1940. Document in which the Emperor of Japan confers the Imperial Order of Meiji u
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Estimates : 25,000.00 - 35,000.00
 
 
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Emperor Meiji199 - Emperor Meiji
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DS in Japanese, one page, 23 x 18, circa 1890–1912. Untranslated document in which Emperor Meiji confers the Order of the Golden Kite upon a distingui
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Benito Mussolini200 - Benito Mussolini
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Vintage matte-finish 10.5 x 13.5 full-length portrait of Mussolini sitting proudly atop his horse, signed in fountain pen, “Benito Mussolini—3 dicembr
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Ferdinand and Isabella201 - Ferdinand and Isabella
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Spanish monarchs best known as the sponsors and patrons of Christopher Columbus. Manuscript DS in Spanish, signed “Yo el Rey,” [I the King] and “Yo el
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Estimates : 15,000.00 - 20,000.00
 
 
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Queen Elizabeth I202 - Queen Elizabeth I
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Extremely rare manuscript DS, in Early Modern English, boldly signed at the top, “Elizabeth R,” one page both sides, 9 x 12, September 4, 1570. Elizab
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Estimates : 30,000.00 - 40,000.00
 
 
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Mary, Queen of Scots203 - Mary, Queen of Scots
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Excessively rare vellum manuscript DS in French, signed “Marie R,” one page, 12.25 x 9.75, April 30, 1586. Mary, as queen of Scotland and dowager quee
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Estimates : 25,000.00 - 35,000.00
 
 
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Princess Diana204 - Princess Diana
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Vibrant color satin-finish 5.25 x 7.75 photo of Diana holding a gorgeous bouquet, affixed to a 8.5 x 11 mount, signed and inscribed on the mount in bl
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Titanic: David John Bowen205 - Titanic: David John Bowen
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Carbon letter, one page, 5.75 x 7.75, January 29, 1916. Letter to the White Star Line’s law firm Messrs. Hill, Dickinson & Co., in part: “Re. Da...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Titanic: Helene Baxter206 - Titanic: Helene Baxter
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Collection of three letters related to an insurance claim by Helene Baxter for losses in the Titanic disaster, consisting of a letter from her lawyer,
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Robert Falcon Scott and Robert E. Peary207 - Robert Falcon Scott and Robert E. Peary
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Invitation to a Geographical Club Dinner held in honor of Commander R. E. Peary at London’s Hyde Park Hotel on May 4, 1910, measuring 3.75 x 6, signed
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Butch Cassidy208 - Butch Cassidy
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Rare archive of three documents relating to the reputed killing of Butch Cassidy and ‘Wild Bunch’ desperado Joe Walker. Items include (with grammar an
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Estimates : 1,600.00 - 1,800.00
 
 
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Lincoln Assassination: William Cooper209 - Lincoln Assassination: William Cooper
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ALS signed “William M. Cooper,” four pages on two adjoining sheets, 5 x 8, April 25, 1865. Letter written from Point of Rocks Hospital, Virginia, in p
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Bonnie and Clyde210 - Bonnie and Clyde
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Two .38 caliber bullets recovered from the disabled car of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow following the ‘Sowers Raid’ conducted by a Dallas Sheriff’s
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Fred Burke211 - Fred Burke
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Midwestern armed robber and contract killer during the Prohibition era (1893–1940) who is considered a prime suspect in the infamous St. Valentine&#...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Susan B. Anthony212 - Susan B. Anthony
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Ink signature, “Susan B. Anthony,” on an off-white 5.5 x 2.5 clipped slip affixed to an 8 x 10 sheet along with some stamps and magazine clippings. Fr
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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