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.
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Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte213 - Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte
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French military officer (1763–1844) who was appointed Marshal of France by Napoleon and later became King of Sweden (as Charles XIV Johan) and King of
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Niels Bohr214 - Niels Bohr
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Danish physicist (1885–1962) who was awarded the 1922 Nobel Prize in Physics for his theory of atomic structure. Sought-after matte-finish 3 x 4.75 ph
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Leonid Brezhnev215 - Leonid Brezhnev
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World War II-dated DS in Cyrillic, one page both sides, 8 x 11.25, November 13, 1944. Document awarding Shulim Froymovich Nepomnyeschiy with an order
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Andrew Carnegie216 - Andrew Carnegie
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TLS, one page, 8 x 10, Skibo Castle letterhead, September 22, 1911. Letter to Richard Fleischer, in full: “Your note finds me busily engaged, closing
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Andrew Carnegie217 - Andrew Carnegie
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TLS, one page, 6.5 x 8.5, personal letterhead, April 13, 1909. Letter to Professor Henry Fairfield Osbourne, in full: “Yours of April 11th received. I
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Nicolae Ceausescu218 - Nicolae Ceausescu
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Longtime and widely reviled leader of Communist Romania (1918–1989) who was executed following a coup in that country. Glossy 5.5 x 8.5 head-and-shoul
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Chiang Kai-shek and Madame Chiang219 - Chiang Kai-shek and Madame Chiang
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Two items: a desirable matte-finish 3.75 x 5.75 head-and-shoulders photo of Chiang Kai-shek, boldly signed in black ink in Chinese, with reverse beari
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Frederick Cook220 - Frederick Cook
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Signed book: My Attainment of the Pole. Later printing. NY: Mitchell Kennerley, 1913. Hardcover, 5.5 x 7.75, 610 pages. Neatly signed and inscribed on
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Benjamin Disraeli221 - Benjamin Disraeli
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ALS signed “D,” four pages on two adjoining black-bordered sheets, 4.5 x 7, September 26, 1852. Letter to Parliamentary Secretary of the Treasury Geor
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DNA: Watson and Crick222 - DNA: Watson and Crick
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Two FDCs: one with a cachet honoring Doctors William and Charles Mayo, postmarked September 11, 1964, signed in blue ballpoint, “Francis Crick”; and a
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Oliver Ellsworth223 - Oliver Ellsworth
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Revolutionary War-dated DS, signed “Oliv: Ellsworth,” one page, 7.5 x 6.25, January 16, 1777. Pay order to State Treasurer John Lawrence for payment t
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Empress Maria Feodorovna224 - Empress Maria Feodorovna
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Second wife of Tsar Paul I of Russia and mother of Tsar Alexander I and Tsar Nicholas I of Russia (1759–1828). Handwritten endorsement in Cyrillic, si
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Alexander Fleming225 - Alexander Fleming
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Vintage matte-finish 4.25 x 6.25 photo of an artist’s portrait of Fleming, signed in black ink. In fine condition, with a few faint surface creases an
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Estimates : 700.00 - 900.00
 
 
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Felix Frankfurter226 - Felix Frankfurter
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Bold ink signature, “Felix Frankfurter,” on an off-white Supreme Court card affixed to an attractive 6 x 9.5 album page hand-embellished with a callig
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Albert Gallatin227 - Albert Gallatin
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LS, one page, 7.75 x 9.75, February 9, 1807. Letter to Benjamin Austin in Boston, written as secretary of the Treasury. In part: “Enclosed I transmit
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Rajiv Gandhi228 - Rajiv Gandhi
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Two items: a color glossy 5 x 7 photo of Rajiv Gandhi, nicely signed in blue ink and dated 1990; and an ink signature of Rajiv Gandhi, also dated 1990
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Giuseppe Garibaldi229 - Giuseppe Garibaldi
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Italian patriot and soldier (1807–1882) best known for leading the attack of the ‘Red Shirts’ on Sicily in 1860. Bold ink signature, “G. Garibaldi,” o
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Otto Hahn230 - Otto Hahn
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Vintage matte-finish 3.75 x 5.75 bust-length portrait of Hahn, signed in the lower border in fountain pen. In fine condition.
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Learned Hand231 - Learned Hand
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Influential American jurist (1872–1961) best known for his opinions on contract law, economics, and the First Amendment. TLS, one page, 5.25 x 6.5, Ju
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Caroline Kennedy232 - Caroline Kennedy
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Collection of five hardcover books, each signed inside in ink by Caroline Kennedy, with titles including: A Patriot’s Handbook (2); Jacqueline Kennedy
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King George III233 - King George III
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King of Great Britain and Ireland from 1760 until his death in 1820, whose reign was most notably marked by the American Revolution. Ink signature, “G
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King Hussein of Jordan and Richard von Weizsacker234 - King Hussein of Jordan and Richard von Weizsacker
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Glossy 9.5 x 6.75 photo of Germany’s president on an official visit to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in 1985, signed in black ink by King Hussein of
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King Juan Carlos I235 - King Juan Carlos I
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King of Spain (born 1938) who ascended the throne in 1975, two days after the death of Francisco Franco, and oversaw the troubled nation’s transition
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King William IV236 - King William IV
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King of Great Britain and Ireland (1765–1837) from 1830 to 1837, he earned the sobriquet ‘Sailor King’ for his youthful service in the Royal Navy. ALS
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Edwin Land237 - Edwin Land
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Rare glossy 8 x 10 photo of Land sitting in a chair, signed in black felt tip. Reverse bears an affixed photo caption. In fine condition, with slight
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John Langdon238 - John Langdon
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New Hampshire’s second governor (1741–1819), signer of the Constitution, and president pro tempore of the US Senate under George Washington. ALS, one
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Gordon W. ‘Pawnee Bill’ Lillie239 - Gordon W. ‘Pawnee Bill’ Lillie
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American showman and performer (1860–1942) best remembered for his Wild West shows and his brief partnership with Buffalo Bill. Ink signature, “G. W.
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Joseph Lister240 - Joseph Lister
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British surgeon (1827–1912) who innovated the practice of sterile surgery, one of the most important medical advances of the day. ALS signed “Lister,”
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Pedro Montt241 - Pedro Montt
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Chilean political figure (1849–1910) who served as the president of Chile from 1906 until his death. Ink signature, “Pedro Montt,” on an off-white 6.7
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New Hampshire242 - New Hampshire
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Printed act from New Hampshire, eleven pages, 12.25 x 7.5, March 12, 1768, printed and sold in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, by D. and R. Fowle, 1768. En
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Notables243 - Notables
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Group of six first day covers, each signed by an influential figure, including: Thomas Mann, Hermann Oberth, Albert Sabin, Jonas Salk, William Shockle
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Pope Benedict XVI244 - Pope Benedict XVI
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Uncommon 4 x 5.75 cardstock photo of the pope emeritus as cardinal, signed in the lower border in black felt tip, “Joseph Card Ratzinger.” In very fin
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Prince Rainier of Monaco245 - Prince Rainier of Monaco
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ALS signed “Rainier de Monaco,” one page both sides, 6 x 8.25, personal monogrammed letterhead, postmarked September 2, 1985. Letter to Lucile Palmaro
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Princess Diana246 - Princess Diana
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Five glossy press photos of Princess Diana in various poses, ranging in size from 5 x 7 to 6 x 8, four showing her alone and one of her with Prince Ch
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Queen Victoria247 - Queen Victoria
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Lovely coin purse fashioned from fabric removed from one of Queen Victoria’s dresses. The purse measures 4.5 x 3.25 and features a bronze-colored meta
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Albert Sabin248 - Albert Sabin
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American medical researcher (1906–1993) best known for developing a practical oral polio vaccine. Matte-finish 4.75 x 7 photo of Sabin signing books,
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Jonas Salk and Albert Sabin249 - Jonas Salk and Albert Sabin
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FDC with a cachet honoring the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, postmarked January 15, 1957, signed in black ink, “Jonas Salk” and “Albert
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Jonas Salk250 - Jonas Salk
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Glossy 8 x 10 photo of Salk posing outdoors, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition.
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Albert Schweitzer251 - Albert Schweitzer
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ALS in German, one page both sides, 8.25 x 5.25, May 12, 1956. Untranslated letter to J. Hansegger, with Schweitzer signing his name at the conclusion
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Scientists252 - Scientists
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Uncommon grouping of eight items, each signed by a notable scientist, consisting mostly of photos and signatures, with some inscribed, including: Linu
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Margaret Thatcher253 - Margaret Thatcher
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Satin-finish 5 x 7 photo of Thatcher in a formal pose, signed in the lower border in black felt tip. In fine condition, with a couple of light creases
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Margaret Thatcher254 - Margaret Thatcher
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Signed book: The Downing Street Years. First edition. London: HarperCollins, 1993. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.5 x 9.5, 914 pages. Signed on the tit
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Margaret Thatcher255 - Margaret Thatcher
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Color satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of Thatcher during a speech, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity
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Titanic: Millvina Dean256 - Titanic: Millvina Dean
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Two posters signed in silver ink by Titanic survivor Millvina Dean: a color 38 x 26.5 poster depicting a cross-section of the ship signed in the cente
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Daniel Webster257 - Daniel Webster
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DS, signed “Dan’l Webster,” one page, 7.75 x 9.75, August 20, 1841. US Department of State document certifying “that N. Callan Jr…is now, and was at t
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Elie Wiesel and Simon Wiesenthal258 - Elie Wiesel and Simon Wiesenthal
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Two items: a color 5.5 x 3.5 postcard depicting the Holocaust Memorial Museum, signed on the reverse in blue ink by Elie Wiesel and Simon Wiesenthal;
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Oliver Wolcott, Jr259 - Oliver Wolcott, Jr
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Manuscript DS, signed “Oliv: Wolcott, Jun’r,” one page, 8 x 4.5, January 30, 1782. State of Connecticut pay order, in part: “Pay unto Ralph Pomeroy Es
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Horatio Nelson260 - Horatio Nelson
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ALS signed “Nelson & Bronte,” one page, 7.25 x 9, May 13, 1802. Written from Merton, a letter to Robert Brent in London, in full: “I feel and so...
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Estimates : 4,500.00 - 5,500.00
 
 
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Thaddeus Cook261 - Thaddeus Cook
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Extremely scarce Revolutionary War–dated ALS signed “Thad’s Cook Col.,” one page, 8 x 12.5, May 7, 1778. Letter to Major General Wadsworth in Durham.
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Marquis de Lafayette262 - Marquis de Lafayette
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Desirable ink signature, “with my most sincere wishes, Lafayette,” on an off-white 3 x .5 slip. Matted with an engraving of Lafayette to an overall si
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