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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Henry Lee263 - Henry Lee
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Revolutionary War hero (1756–1818) who captured British posts in New York and in the South; he was also the father of Robert E. Lee. Third-person manu
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Samuel H. Parsons264 - Samuel H. Parsons
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Important Continental Army general (1737–1789) who served continuously from the Lexington Alarm through the British surrender at Yorktown. Revolutiona
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain265 - Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain
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Significant ALS signed “Joshua L. Chamberlain,” two pages on two adjoining sheets, 8.25 x 10.5, State of Maine Executive Department letterhead, Februa
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Jefferson Davis266 - Jefferson Davis
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ALS signed “J. D.,” one page, lightly-lined, 5 x 8, no date. Letter to his nephew and aide-de-camp, Colonel J. Taylor Wood, in full: “I send to you Mr
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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David G. Farragut267 - David G. Farragut
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Desirable 2.25 x 4 carte-de-visite portrait of Farragut in uniform, signed on the reverse in black ink, “D. G. Farragut, Vice Admiral.” Published by B
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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George Washington Custis Lee268 - George Washington Custis Lee
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Eldest son of Robert E. Lee, who served as a Confederate general and aide-de-camp to Jefferson Davis (1832–1913). DS, signed “G. W. C. Lee, Class of 1
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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James Longstreet269 - James Longstreet
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Handwritten note by Longstreet, unsigned, on the reverse of his personal calling card, 3.25 x 2, no date. In full: “The narrative cannot be finished u
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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James B. McPherson270 - James B. McPherson
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Career US Army officer (1828–1864) who served as a general in the Union Army and was killed in action at the Battle of Atlanta—the second highest rank
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Samuel K. Zook271 - Samuel K. Zook
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Civil War-dated ALS signed “S. K. Zook,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 8 x 10, October 16, 1862. Letter to future President of the United State
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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George A. Custer272 - George A. Custer
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Partly-printed DS, signed “G. A. Custer,” one page, 11 x 17, June 1, 1874. US Cavalry tobacco return issued at Fort Abraham Lincoln, headed, “Tobacco
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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American World War II Fighter Aces273 - American World War II Fighter Aces
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Collection of 23 items signed by American WWII fighter aces, predominately on white 5 x 3 cards stamped with aircraft images, including: James D. Bill
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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American World War II Fighter Aces274 - American World War II Fighter Aces
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Collection of 21 items signed by American WWII fighter aces, predominately consisting of signed cards with a few letters and photos, including: Claren
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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American World War II Fighter Aces275 - American World War II Fighter Aces
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Collection of 16 items signed by American WWII fighter aces, predominately consisting of signed cards, including: Charles R. Bond, Gerald Brown, Melvi
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Omar Bradley276 - Omar Bradley
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Semi-glossy 7.75 x 9.5 head-and-shoulders portrait of Bradley wearing his five-star uniform, signed and inscribed in the lower border in black ballpoi
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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British World War II Military Pilots277 - British World War II Military Pilots
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Collection of 16 ink signatures of British World War II military pilots on individual 3.75 x 2.25 cards, including: Paul Brickhill, Humphrey R. Carmic
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Civil War278 - Civil War
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Collection of seven ink signatures of generals and politicians associated with the Civil War, including: Samuel P. Heintzelman, Fitz John Porter, Lewi
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Doolittle Raiders279 - Doolittle Raiders
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Signed book: Doolittle’s Tokyo Raiders. First edition. Princeton, New Jersey: D. Van Nostrand Company, 1964. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.25 x 9.25,
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Charles Cornwallis280 - Charles Cornwallis
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English general (1738–1805) who fought against Washington during the American Revolution and was finally defeated at Yorktown. Free frank panel, 4.25
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Dwight D. Eisenhower and Hap Arnold281 - Dwight D. Eisenhower and Hap Arnold
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Two stamp plates honoring the Great Smokey Mountains printed by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing for the 43rd Annual Convention of the Society of
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Enola Gay282 - Enola Gay
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Three items: a souvenir facsimile copy of Dutch Van Kirk’s flight record, signed in blue felt tip by Dutch Van Kirk and Paul Tibbets; a souvenir TQS o
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Enola Gay283 - Enola Gay
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Powerful glossy 8 x 10 photo of the bombing of Hiroshima, signed in black ink, “George Marquardt, Pilot, #91, ‘Necessary Evil,’” and in blue ink, “Cha
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Mitsuo Fuchida284 - Mitsuo Fuchida
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One of Japan’s most skilled fliers, Fuchida (1902–1976) commanded the air attack against Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and was the last to leave t
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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German World War I Pilots285 - German World War I Pilots
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Collection of five commemorative covers honoring the Royal Air Force, each signed by a series of German World War I Pilots, including: Hans Ritter, Fr
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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O. O. Howard286 - O. O. Howard
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TLS signed “Oliver O. Howard,” one page, 8.5 x 10.75, Lincoln Memorial University letterhead, June 6, 1908. Letter to General Horatio C. King, in full
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Douglas MacArthur287 - Douglas MacArthur
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DS, one page, 8 x 10.5, March 29, 1926. An Army Correspondence Courses certificate of completion certifying that Merton J. Rosenbaum of Virginia “has
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Anthony McAuliffe288 - Anthony McAuliffe
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TLS signed “A. C. McAuliffe,” one page, 5.5 x 7.75, Headquarters Seventh United States Army letterhead, January 22, 1954. Letter to George W. Root, in
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Medal of Honor Recipients289 - Medal of Honor Recipients
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Collection of 20 items signed by Medal of Honor recipients, predominately consisting of signed cards with a few photos and FDCs, including: Thomas E.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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John J. Pershing290 - John J. Pershing
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Two TLSs, both signed “John J. Pershing,” addressed to Elliot T. Barrows. The first, General of the Armies letterhead, dated August 12, 1921, in part:
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Winfield Scott291 - Winfield Scott
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Bold ink signature, “Respectfully, Yrs.—Winfield Scott, U. S. Army,” on an off-white 4 x 2.5 slip. In fine condition, with light overall wrinkling and
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Philip H. Sheridan292 - Philip H. Sheridan
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Ink signature, “P. H. Sheridan, Lieut. General, U. S. A.,” on an off-white 4.5 x 2 slip affixed to a slightly larger sheet. In fine condition, with li
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Philip H. Sheridan293 - Philip H. Sheridan
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ALS signed “Phil,” four pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.25 x 8.5, blindstamped monogram letterhead, August 22, 1866. In part: “The Evening before you
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Alexander Stephens294 - Alexander Stephens
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Vice president of the Confederacy under Jefferson Davis (1812–1883). Free franked mailing envelope, 5.5 x 3.25, addressed by Stephens to “John L. Step
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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US Naval History295 - US Naval History
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Collection of four items, consisting of letters and documents related to the US Navy during the mid-19th century: a DS signed “David D. Porter,” one p
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Vietnam War296 - Vietnam War
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Official 16mm film reel produced by the Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces, General Political Warfare Department, held inside a heavy duty 12 x 12 case,
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Samuel B. Webb297 - Samuel B. Webb
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Revolutionary War general (1753–1807) who commanded a company of light infantry and took part in the Battle of Bunker Hill before serving under Israel
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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World War I Fighter Aces298 - World War I Fighter Aces
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Collection of 17 items signed by World War I fighter aces, various formats, including: William Badham (cover), Harold F. Beamish (signature), Joe ‘Chi
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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World War II Aces299 - World War II Aces
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Collection of 23 items signed by American WWII aces, consisting of a variety of formats including biographical sheets, covers, signatures, and photos,
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Georgy Zhukov300 - Georgy Zhukov
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DS in Cyrillic, one page both sides, 7.75 x 11.75, November 14, 1951. Zhukov denies the requested promotion of Major Ivan Sergeyevich Goncharenko to L
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Aviation301 - Aviation
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Program for the second annual History of Aviation Banquet held at The Proud Bird in Los Angeles, California, on August 29, 1987, 8.5 x 11, signed and
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Louis Bleriot302 - Louis Bleriot
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French engineer and aviator (1872–1936) who made the first crossing of a large body of water in a heavier-than-air craft when he flew across the Engli
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Amy Johnson303 - Amy Johnson
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English aviatrix (1903–1941) who became the first female pilot to fly alone from Britain to Australia; she later drowned after bailing out over the Th
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Charles Lindbergh304 - Charles Lindbergh
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Vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 Paul Cordes portrait of Lindbergh in a jacket and tie, boldly signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “For Marion Davies, wi
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Charles Lindbergh305 - Charles Lindbergh
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Menu from a banquet honoring Captain Charles Lindbergh at the Savoy Hotel on May 31, 1927, measures 4.75 x 7, signed along the top in fountain pen, “C
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Charles Lindbergh306 - Charles Lindbergh
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Two items: a TLS signed “Charles,” one onionskin page, 8.5 x 11, dated July 18, 1966, addressed to Lucile Butler, in full: “Absence abroad and constan
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Willy Messerschmitt307 - Willy Messerschmitt
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German aircraft designer and manufacturer (1898–1978) whose planes were used extensively in combat. FDC with a cachet honoring the 70th anniversary of
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Orville Wright308 - Orville Wright
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The Fourth National Bank of Dayton check, 8.75 x 3, filled out in another hand and signed by Wright, payable to The Dayton Power and Light Company for
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Orville Wright309 - Orville Wright
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Handsome fountain pen signature, “Orville Wright,” on an off-white card, archivally double-matted and framed with a photo of the Wright Brothers’ firs
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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John Glenn310 - John Glenn
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TLS signed “J. H. Glenn, Jr.,” one page, 8 x 10.5, NASA letterhead, January 15, 1964. Letter to J. Duane Upton, in part: “In answer to your inquiry, I
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Estimates : 700.00 - 900.00
 
 
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Dave Scott311 - Dave Scott
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Dave Scott’s gold-plated Fliteline medallion flown aboard the Gemini 8 mission, approximately 1? in diameter, with a raised insignia of the mission on
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Buzz Aldrin312 - Buzz Aldrin
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TLS signed “Buzz Aldrin, Apollo XI,” one page, 8.5 x 11, personal letterhead, September 25, 1997. Letter to Barry Goldman, in part: “I have often desc
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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