RR Auction: Fine Autographs and Artifacts

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Headquartered in Boston’s North End, RR Auction is a globally recognized and trusted source for rare documents, manuscripts, autographs, and historic artifacts. Since its inception in 1980, RR has achieved countless record-setting prices in over 425 successful sales, including Truman Capote’s hand-notated manuscript for Breakfast at Tiffany’s for over $300,000, President Kennedy’s 1963 convertible for $318,000, and a pair of Bonnie and Clyde’s guns for over $500,000. Internationally known and frequently featured in all media outlets—with appearances on NBC’s Today Show, CBS This Morning, Fox News, the New York Times Sunday Magazine, and the London Times—RR Auction prides itself on selling authentic material, thoroughly examined by in-house experts and third-party authenticators, to uphold the guarantee of authenticity. With a stunning full-color print catalog and a massive online presence, RR Auction continues to achieve record prices for clients around the world.
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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Helen Keller259 - Helen Keller
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DS, five pages, 8.5 x 14.25, October 1906. Conveyance of land by executrix Kate A. Keller, the widow of A. H. Keller, executor William S. Keller, Aile
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Helen Keller260 - Helen Keller
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Intriguing archive of material relating to Helen Keller and her gift of a new Akita dog from the Japanese government in 1939. The dog, Kenzan-Go, was
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Malcolm X261 - Malcolm X
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DS, one onionskin page, 8.5 x 11, no date. One page of a partial letter sent to Malcolm X in the wake of his Alex Haley-conducted interview with Playb
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Nelson Mandela262 - Nelson Mandela
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Semi-glossy 4 x 5.75 postcard photo a young Mandela at the African National Congress conference in 1951, signed on his image in thin black felt tip,...
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Malcolm X263 - Malcolm X
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Remarkable TLS signed “Bro Malcolm X,” two pages, 8.5 x 11, As–Salaam–Alaikum letterhead, July 13, 1960. Expansive letter addressed to his teacher Eli
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John Jacob Astor264 - John Jacob Astor
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LS signed “J. J. Astor,” one page, 7 x 9.75, February 10, 1841. Letter of endorsement addressed to Secretary of State Daniel Webster, in full: "...
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Henry Ford265 - Henry Ford
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Signed book: The Story of Mary and Her Little Lamb. First edition. Dearborn, Michigan: Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ford, 1928. Stiff faux-leather cover, 5 x 8,
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Harley-Davidson: John A. Davidson266 - Harley-Davidson: John A. Davidson
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The son of second-generation Harley-Davidson Motor Company president William H. Davidson (born 1935), who served as president of the company from 1973
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Harley-Davidson: Walter C. Davidson267 - Harley-Davidson: Walter C. Davidson
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Executive and son of the cofounder of the Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Company (1913–1974). DS, signed “Walter C. Davidson,” one page both sides, 8.5 x
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Harley-Davidson: William H. Davidson268 - Harley-Davidson: William H. Davidson
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The son of Harley-Davidson Motor Company cofounder William A. Davidson (1905–1992); he served as the company’s president for 29 years and raced on the
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J. Pierpont Morgan269 - J. Pierpont Morgan
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Handsome DS, one page both sides, 9.5 x 13.5, June 30, 1886. A one-hundred year bond issued by the New Jersey Junction Railroad Company for $1000, sig
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William Randolph Hearst270 - William Randolph Hearst
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TLS signed “W. R. Hearst,” one page, 8.5 x 10.75, New York American letterhead, March 25, 1916. Letter to Reverend Oscar Haywood, in full: "A w...
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Henry Wells and William Fargo271 - Henry Wells and William Fargo
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Partly-printed DS, signed “Henry Wells" and "Wm. G. Fargo,” one page, 12.25 x 8.25, January 16, 1865. Handsomely engraved certificate for ...
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Edmond Becquerel272 - Edmond Becquerel
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French physicist (1820–1891) credited with the discovery of the photovoltaic effect. ALS in French, one page both sides, 5.25 x 8, blindstamped monogr
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Thomas Edison273 - Thomas Edison
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Remarkable matte-finish 6.5 x 8.5 portrait of Edison in a three-quarter-length pose seated in his study with his hands gently clasped in his lap, affi
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Albert Einstein274 - Albert Einstein
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TLS in German, signed “A. Einstein,” one page, 8.5 x 11, August 22, 1940. Letter to Dr. S. B. Bamberger, in full (translated): "Your claim that...
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Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac275 - Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac
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French chemist and physicist (1778-1850) best known for his investigations into the nature and behavior of gases. Untranslated ALS in French, signed “
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Sigmund Freud276 - Sigmund Freud
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Amazing autograph 5.5 x 3.5 postcard signed in fountain pen by Freud, "Prosit 1912, Onkel Sigm," postmarked Wien January 1, 1912, addresse...
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Sigmund Freud277 - Sigmund Freud
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ALS in German, signed “Freud,” one page, 5.75 x 9, personal letterhead, November 11, 1932. Letter to German-American writer and Nazi sympathizer Georg
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Thomas Robert Malthus278 - Thomas Robert Malthus
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English scholar influential in the fields of political economy and demography (1766–1834). ALS signed “T. Robt. Malthus,” one page both sides, 7.25 x
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David Ricardo279 - David Ricardo
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Extremely influential classical economist (1722–1823) known for developing the theory of comparative advantage. ALS, one page, 7.25 x 8.75, July 10, 1
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Pope Benedict XV280 - Pope Benedict XV
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Pope born Giacomo della Chiesa (1854–1922) who reigned from 1914 until his death. Benedict's pontificate was dominated by World War I, which he ...
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Joseph Bonaparte281 - Joseph Bonaparte
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Older brother of Napoleon (1868-1844) who served as King of Spain from 1808 to 1813, and King of Naples from 1806 to 1808. ALS in French, signed “Jose
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Lord William Cecil Burghley and Charles Howard282 - Lord William Cecil Burghley and Charles Howard
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Burghley was a prominent English statesman (1520–1598) who served as Secretary of State, Lord High Treasurer, and Chief Advisor of Queen Elizabeth I f
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Michel Chevalier283 - Michel Chevalier
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French engineer, statesman, and economist (1806–1879) who, with Richard Cobden and John Bright, prepared the free trade agreement of 1860 between the
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Winston Churchill284 - Winston Churchill
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Signed book: The World Crisis. First abridged edition. NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1931. Hardcover, 7 x 9.5, 866 pages. Signed on the first fre...
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Winston Churchill285 - Winston Churchill
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Superior matte-finish 4.5 x 5.75 portrait of Churchill originally taken by Edward Steichen, affixed to a 7.75 x 10.75 mount annotated in pencil, &qu...
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Winston Churchill286 - Winston Churchill
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Mailing envelope embossed on the flap with a Colonial Office seal, 5 x 4.25, addressed in another hand to "D. J. Wintle, Esq: Carmelite House, ...
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Benito Mussolini and Vittorio Emmanuel III287 - Benito Mussolini and Vittorio Emmanuel III
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Partly-printed DS in Italian, one page both sides, 9.5 x 14.75, May 21, 1934. Untranslated official document, boldly signed at the conclusion by Musso
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Napoleon288 - Napoleon
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Appealing partly-printed DS in French, signed “NP,” one page, 21.75 x 15.5, December 30, 1812. Military appointment authorizing Jean–Joseph Dejoannis
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F. J. Robinson, 1st Viscount Goderich289 - F. J. Robinson, 1st Viscount Goderich
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ALS signed “Goderich,” one page both sides, 7.75 x 12.5, August 16, 1832. Letter to James Campbell, in part: "I have received your despatch dat...
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Marconigrams290 - Marconigrams
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Two handwritten Marconigrams in pencil, both 8.5 x 5.5, and affixed to opposite sides of a 13.5 x 8.25 album page, with British Enquiry evidence numbe
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Titanic Relief Fund291 - Titanic Relief Fund
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Capital & Counties Bank check, 8.25 x 4, filled out and signed on behalf of the "Titanic Relief Fund," payable to Mr. R. Sobey for twe...
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Titanic292 - Titanic
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Packet of typescript "Reports of obstruction to Navigation sent to Captain Smith," compiled by the White Star Line's law firm Hill Dic...
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Titanic: Maurice O'Connor293 - Titanic: Maurice O'Connor
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Three letters related to the loss of Maurice O'Connor in the Titanic disaster, consisting of an ALS by solicitor Robert Cussen, a TLS from the W...
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Vivant Denon294 - Vivant Denon
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French artist, writer, diplomat, author, and archaeologist (1747–1825) who was appointed the first director of the Louvre by Napoleon after the Egypti
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Robert Falcon Scott295 - Robert Falcon Scott
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Manuscript DS, signed "R. F. Scott," one page, 8 x 13.25, H. M. S. Tauranga, June 8, 1904. Sailing orders addressed to Lieutenant William ...
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Frank James296 - Frank James
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Outlaw and older brother of Jesse James (1843-1915). ALS, one page, 7.75 x 10.25, July 10, 1900. Letter to Claude Mimms. In part: "I am ready t...
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Marcus Reno and Theodore Roosevelt297 - Marcus Reno and Theodore Roosevelt
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Marcus Reno (1834–1889) was a military officer in the American Civil War and in the Great Sioux War, where he served under George Armstrong Custer. He
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Sitting Bull298 - Sitting Bull
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Vintage ink signature, "Sitting Bull,” on an off-white 5 x 1 lightly-lined slip affixed to a slightly larger sheet bearing collector's ink ...
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Lizzie Borden300 - Lizzie Borden
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American woman (1860–1927) who was tried and acquitted in the 1892 axe murders of her father and stepmother in Fall River, Massachusetts. The saga ult
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Joseph Cosey: Abraham Lincoln301 - Joseph Cosey: Abraham Lincoln
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American forger (1887-1950?) who forged letters from American luminaries. Joseph Cosey forgery of a manuscript document signed “A. Lincoln,” one page,
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John Gotti Autograph Letter Signed302 - John Gotti Autograph Letter Signed
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ALS signed “John,” two pages, lightly lined, 8.5 x 11, no date but circa 1998. Letter to Barbara DeCicco, the daughter of Gregory 'Big Georgie&#...
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Bonnie Parker303 - Bonnie Parker
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Original vintage 4.5 x 2.75 matte-finish photo (possibly published) of a four year-old Bonnie Parker and her brother Buster with a calf lying between
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Joseph Valachi Autograph Letter Signed304 - Joseph Valachi Autograph Letter Signed
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The first Mafia member to publicly acknowledge its existence (1903–1971), whose exploits were publicized by the movie The Valachi Papers, starring Cha
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Edvard Benes306 - Edvard Benes
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Leader of the Czechoslovak independence movement (1884-1948) who was President of Czechoslovakia at the time of Hitler's incursion. Vintage glos...
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Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza307 - Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza
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Italian-born French explorer (1852–1905) who opened up entry along the right bank of the Congo that eventually led to French colonies in Central Afric
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Austen Chamberlain308 - Austen Chamberlain
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British statesman and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (1863-1937). Vintage glossy 7 x 5 photo of Chamberlain at an honorary event at the University
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Madame Chiang Kai-shek309 - Madame Chiang Kai-shek
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Ink signature, "Mayling Soong Chiang,” who also adds her name in Chinese characters on an off-white 4.75 x 3 lightly-lined card. In fine condit...
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Galeazzo Ciano310 - Galeazzo Ciano
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Italian foreign minister and son-in-law of Benito Mussolini who was dismissed from the government and executed at Mussolini's behest (1903-1944)...
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