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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Eldridge Cleaver311 - Eldridge Cleaver
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Unsigned handwritten manuscript by Eldridge Cleaver, one page both sides, 5 x 7, no date. Apparent speech notes comprised of six talking points relate
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Peter Cooper312 - Peter Cooper
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Versatile American industrialist, inventor, and politician (1791-1883) who designed the first steam locomotive built in the United States. Uncommon 5.
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Allan McLeod Cormack313 - Allan McLeod Cormack
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South African-American physicist (1924–1998) who won the 1979 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, along with Godfrey Hounsfield, for his work on X-
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Charles de Gaulle314 - Charles de Gaulle
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Brief untranslated ANS in French, signed “C. G.,” on a 3.75 x 2.75 "General de Gaulle" notecard, no date. In fine condition. Accompanied b...
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John DeLorean315 - John DeLorean
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DS, signed “John Z. DeLorean,” one page, 8.5 x 11, April 26, 1976. Document headed "Special Meeting of Shareholders of Composite Technology Cor...
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DNA: Francis Crick316 - DNA: Francis Crick
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Unsigned handwritten notes by Francis Crick, four pages on three sheets, 6.75 x 9, no date but circa 1966, from Crick’s nautical logbook used onboard
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DNA: Watson and Crick317 - DNA: Watson and Crick
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Two FDCs: one bearing a color cachet honoring Emily Bissell, postmarked May 31, 1980, signed in black ink, "Francis Crick," and the other ...
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DNA: Watson and Crick318 - DNA: Watson and Crick
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Glossy 8.5 x 11 photo of an article entitled "Genetical Implications of the Structure of Deoxyribonucleic Acid," with illustrative figures...
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Melville Fuller319 - Melville Fuller
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Maine politician (1833-1910) who served as the eighth Chief Justice of the United States from 1888 until the year of his death. ALS signed “Melville W
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Gyula Gombos320 - Gyula Gombos
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Hungarian military officer and politician (1886-1936) who served as prime minister from 1932 until his death. Vintage semi-glossy 5 x 7 photo of Gombo
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Mikhail Gorbachev321 - Mikhail Gorbachev
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Color satin-finish 14 x 11 photo of Gorbachev seated at a desk, signed in blue felt tip. In fine condition, with a ding to one corner tip.
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Victor Hope, 2nd Marquess of Linlithgow322 - Victor Hope, 2nd Marquess of Linlithgow
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Scottish Unionist politician, agriculturalist and colonial administrator (1887–1952) who served as Governor-General and Viceroy of India from 1936 to
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Alexander von Humboldt323 - Alexander von Humboldt
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German naturalist and explorer (1769–1859) who wrote Kosmos, a massive five-volume study which attempted to unify the various branches of man's ...
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Kennedy Allies324 - Kennedy Allies
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Collection of twelve magazine covers, mostly from Time, approximately 7.25 x 10.5, each signed by one of John F. Kennedy's allies or associates,...
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Kennedy Assassination: Clint Hill325 - Kennedy Assassination: Clint Hill
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Three different satin-finish photos portraying the Kennedy family and the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, 8 x 10 and 10 x 8, each signed i
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Paul Kruger326 - Paul Kruger
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State president of the South African Republic (1825-1904) who was known as the face of Boer resistance against the British during Second Boer War. Unt
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Ferdinand de Lesseps327 - Ferdinand de Lesseps
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French diplomat (1805–1894) who spearheaded the project to build the Suez Canal. French engraving depicting the Suez Canal during its construction, en
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Ferdinand de Lesseps328 - Ferdinand de Lesseps
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French diplomat (1805–1894) who spearheaded the project to build the Suez Canal. ALS in French, signed “Ferd. de Lesseps,” one page, 8.25 x 10.5, Comp
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Prince Georges Matchabelli329 - Prince Georges Matchabelli
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Georgian–American perfumer (1885–1935) who established the Prince Matchabelli Perfume Company with his wife Princess Norina. The company became known
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Carrie A. Nation330 - Carrie A. Nation
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Temperance agitator (1846-1911) known for smashing saloons with a hatchet. Vintage fountain pen signature, "Carrie A Nation, your, loving Home ...
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Postmasters General331 - Postmasters General
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Group of nine items, consisting mostly of letters, each signed by a postmaster general, including: Albert S. Burleson (signed photo), James Campbell,
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Syngman Rhee332 - Syngman Rhee
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First President of South Korea (1875-1965) from 1948 until his resignation in 1960. Ink signature, "Syngman Rhee,” on an off-white 5.5 x 3.5 Re...
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Margaret Thatcher333 - Margaret Thatcher
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Signed book: The Path to Power. NY: HarperCollins, 1995. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.5 x 9.5, 656 pages. Signed on a bookplate affixed to the half-t
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Oliver Wolcott, Jr334 - Oliver Wolcott, Jr
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American politician (1760–1833) who succeeded Alexander Hamilton as Secretary of the Treasury under Washington and Adams, and went on to serve as gove
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John Burgoyne335 - John Burgoyne
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British army officer, politician, and dramatist (1722–1792) best known for his role in the American Revolution, where he surrendered his army of 5,000
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Estimates : 8,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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Henry Clinton336 - Henry Clinton
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British general (1730–1795) who served as Commander-in-Chief in North America from 1778 to 1782. Important Revolutionary War–dated manuscript LS, sign
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Charles Cornwallis337 - Charles Cornwallis
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English general (1738–1805) who fought against Washington during the American Revolution and was finally defeated at Yorktown. ALS signed “Marquis Cor
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Thomas Gage338 - Thomas Gage
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British general (1719–1787) who was commander in chief of the North American forces from 1763 to 1775. Revolutionary War–dated LS signed “Thos. Gage,”
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Nathanael Greene339 - Nathanael Greene
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Major General in the Continental Army (1742–1786) who entered the army as a private and rose to become one of Washington's most able and dependa...
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Marquis de Lafayette340 - Marquis de Lafayette
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LS in French, signed “Lafayette,” one page, 7 x 6, November 20, 1832. Untranslated letter to General Ostrowski concerning the Societe du Bazar Polonai
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P. G. T. Beauregard341 - P. G. T. Beauregard
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Rare early ALS signed “G. Toutant,” one page, 8 x 10, May 24, 1836. Letter to Mr. C. P. Leveriche of New York, written from the United States Military
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Revolutionary War342 - Revolutionary War
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Fascinating Revolutionary War-dated archive comprised of fourteen handwritten letters penned by Lieutenant Edward Down of the HMS Blonde t...
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Civil War: Battle of Mobile Bay343 - Civil War: Battle of Mobile Bay
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Extraordinary ALS signed “John H. Brooks,” 24 total pages on a set of six 5 x 8 sheets, lightly lined, (the first 11 pages in ink, the balance in grap
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Thomas J. 'Stonewall' Jackson344 - Thomas J. 'Stonewall' Jackson
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Early ALS signed "T. J. J.," three pages on two adjoining sheets, 8 x 10, January 1, 1846. Letter to his sister Laura Jackson Arnold, writ...
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Robert E. Lee345 - Robert E. Lee
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ALS signed “R. E. Lee,” one page, 5 x 7.75, September 7, 1855. Letter written from "Jefferson Bks: Mo.," to "Capt. G. W. Cullum,"...
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William T. Sherman346 - William T. Sherman
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ALS signed “W. T. Sherman,” one page both sides, lightly lined, 5 x 8, Headquarters Army of the United States letterhead, July 9, 1878. Letter to Gene
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Robert E. Lee347 - Robert E. Lee
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Sought-after ink signature, "R. E. Lee,” on an off-white 2.5 x 1 slip. Mounted and cloth-matted with a color engraving of the Confederate gener...
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James Gambier348 - James Gambier
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Royal Navy officer (1756–1833) who earned distinction during the American Revolutionary War and the French Revolutionary Wars. Gambier was later appoi
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Pietro Badoglio349 - Pietro Badoglio
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Italian general during both World Wars who succeeded Benito Mussolini as prime minister (1871-1956). Vintage glossy 5 x 7 photo of a cheerful Badoglio
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Frank Woodruff Buckles350 - Frank Woodruff Buckles
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US Army soldier (1901–2011) who was the last surviving American veteran of World War I. Cardstock 8.5 x 11 photo of Buckles as a young man in uniform,
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Enola Gay351 - Enola Gay
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Three items: a glossy 8 x 10 photo of the Enola Gay, signed in blue felt tip by Paul Tibbets and Tom Ferebee; a glossy 10 x 8 photo of the Enola Gay,
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Enola Gay352 - Enola Gay
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Glossy 10 x 8 photo of the crew of the Enola Gay posing below the aircraft, signed in blue felt tip, "Dutch Van Kirk," "Tom Ferebee,&...
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Enola Gay353 - Enola Gay
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Semi-glossy 8 x 10 cardstock photo showing images of the ruins of Hiroshima and the atomic bomb dropped from the Enola Gay, with a caption below, &q...
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Enola Gay354 - Enola Gay
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Two semi-glossy photos: a color 10 x 8 close-up photo of the Enola Gay, with a man working below the cockpit area, signed in black felt tip, "T...
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Enola Gay: Paul Tibbets355 - Enola Gay: Paul Tibbets
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Glossy 10 x 8 photo of the Enola Gay, signed and inscribed in blue felt tip, "For Marie, with best wishes, Paul Tibbets.” In very fine condition.
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James FitzJames, 1st Duke of Berwick356 - James FitzJames, 1st Duke of Berwick
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Illegitimate son of King James II who was created 1st Duke of Berwick in 1687, best known as an Anglo-French military leader in the service of King Lo
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John C. Fremont357 - John C. Fremont
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ALS signed “J. C. Fremont,” one page, 5.25 x 8.25, January 14, 1884. Letter to Miss Merrell, in full: "Your notes of the 28th Nov. and Xmas day...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Paul Morton358 - Paul Morton
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Businessman (1857–1911) who served in Theodore Roosevelt’s cabinet as Secretary of the Navy for one year from 1904 to 1905. Partly-printed DS, one pag
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John Nixon359 - John Nixon
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Financier and Pennsylvanian official (1733-1808) who served as a militia officer in the American Revolutionary War. Revolutionary War-dated manuscript
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Taiping Rebellion360 - Taiping Rebellion
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ALS signed "George Royle," four pages on two adjoining sheets, 9.25 x 11.75, engraved 'Shanghai' letterhead, May 20, 1862. Lengthy...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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