RR Auction: Fine Autographs and Artifacts

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With over 750 outstanding lots, RR Auction’s October Fine Autograph and Artifact Auction opens with a remarkable featured section—‘Innovators of Man and Machine,’ boasting three centuries' worth of the world’s greatest minds: Bernoulli, Watt, Pasteur, Westinghouse, Edison, Einstein, Boeing, and Ferrari are among the autographs offered. The rest of the catalog provides a well-balanced assortment of items from presidents, Declaration of Independence signers, activists, businessmen, world leaders, royalty, military figures, artists, authors, musicians, entertainers, and athletes. A small sampling of top items in the sale: an Albert Einstein handwritten manuscript related to his work on a unified field theory; a 50-letter archive of letters from photographer Alfred Stieglitz to New Yorker critic Lewis Mumford; a Freud letter on the Oedipus complex; a musical quote from Verdi’s ‘La traviata’; a fully signed Beatles promo card; and a game-used baseball from the 1917 Tim Murnane Day benefit game played at Fenway Park. 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 October 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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George Eastman52 - George Eastman
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Fountain pen signature, "Geo. Eastman,” on an off-white 3 x 1.5 slip. In fine condition, with a faint stain above his first name from onetime c...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Albert Einstein53 - Albert Einstein
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Remarkable archive from the family of the German-Jewish architect Adolf Stern, who were Einstein’s neighbors in Caputh, where he spent his summers fro
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Estimates : 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
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Walter P. Chrysler54 - Walter P. Chrysler
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Automotive mogul (1875–1940) who founded the Chrysler Corporation. TLS signed “Dad,” one page, 7.25 x 10, personal letterhead, October 15, 1926. Lette
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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William Boeing55 - William Boeing
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American businessman (1881–1956) who founded the multibillion-dollar aircraft manufacturing company that still bears his name. Exceptionally rare part
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Sigmund Freud56 - Sigmund Freud
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ALS in German, signed “Freud,” one page both sides, 9 x 11.25, personal letterhead, April 2, 1933. Freud writes to pioneering South African psychoanal
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Estimates : 30,000.00 - 40,000.00
 
 
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Guglielmo Marconi57 - Guglielmo Marconi
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ALS in Italian, one page both sides, 5.25 x 4.25, Reale Accademia d'Italia letterhead, September 23, 1931. Letter to Italian composer Umberto Gi...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Carl Jung58 - Carl Jung
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Influential psychologist (1875–1961) recognized as the founder of analytical psychology. TLS in German, signed “C. G. Jung,” two pages, 8.25 x 11.5, p
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Estimates : 8,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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John Harvey Kellogg59 - John Harvey Kellogg
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Physician and promoter of health foods (1852–1943) best known for his invention of Corn Flakes. TLS, three pages, 8.5 x 11, personal letterhead, July
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Robert A. Millikan60 - Robert A. Millikan
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Nobel Prize-winning physicist (1868–1953) who was the first to isolate the electron and measure its charge. TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, California Instit
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Harley-Davidson: William H. Davidson61 - Harley-Davidson: William H. Davidson
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Son of Harley-Davidson cofounder William A. Davidson (1905–1993) who himself later assumed the presidency of the famed motorcycle manufacturer. TLS si
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Albert Einstein62 - Albert Einstein
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ALS in German, signed “Papa,” one page both sides, 8.5 x 11, April 10, 1936. Letter to his son Eduard Einstein, nicknamed "Tetel," in full...
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Estimates : 16,000.00 - 18,000.00
 
 
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Albert Einstein63 - Albert Einstein
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Remarkable scientific AMS in German, signed "A. Einstein," one page, 8.5 x 11, no date but circa 1938 or earlier. An important working man...
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Estimates : 50,000.00 - 60,000.00
 
 
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Max Planck64 - Max Planck
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Nobel Prize-winning German physicist (1858–1947) who pioneered the understanding of quantum theory. Unusual 4.5 x 7 photo card bearing a printed messa
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Estimates : 700.00 - 900.00
 
 
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Lee de Forest65 - Lee de Forest
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Prolific American inventor (1873–1961) often referred to as 'the father of radio' for his pioneering work in wireless telegraphy. TLS, one p...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Enzo Ferrari66 - Enzo Ferrari
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TLS in Italian, signed “Ferrari,” one page, 6.75 x 9.25, Ferrari letterhead, August 18, 1947. Letter to famed Italian racing driver Tazio Nuvolari, in
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Niels Bohr67 - 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. TLS in German, one page, 8.75 x 11.25
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Estimates : 4,500.00 - 5,500.00
 
 
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Ferdinand Porsche68 - Ferdinand Porsche
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Auto engineer and inventor (1875–1951) who designed Volkswagen and Porsche automobiles. Fountain pen signature in German on a 6.75 x 7 off-white guest
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Enzo Ferrari69 - Enzo Ferrari
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TLS in Italian, signed “Ferrari,” one page, 6 x 9.5, Ferrari Automobile letterhead, February 20, 1952. In full (translated): "I hereby present ...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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DNA: Watson and Crick70 - DNA: Watson and Crick
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Ideal FDC with a silk color cachet honoring Albert Einstein, signed in black ink, "Francis Crick" and in black ballpoint, "James D. W...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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DNA: Watson and Crick71 - DNA: Watson and Crick
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Limited edition Royal Mint and Mail coin and commemorative cover honoring 50 years of DNA Discoveries: 1953–2003, 8.5 x 4.25, one of 30,000 issued, si
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Linus Pauling72 - Linus Pauling
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TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, California Institute of Technology letterhead, November 15, 1954. Letter to noted bacteriophage biologist Dr. Gunther Stent,
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Max Born73 - Max Born
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ALS in German, one page, 5.5 x 3.5, postmarked November 1, 1968. Response to a medical student who requested a handwritten quotation from Born's...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Edwin Land74 - Edwin Land
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American scientist and inventor (1909–1991) who pioneered inexpensive polarizing filters and, with his development of 'instant' photography,...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Linus Pauling75 - Linus Pauling
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TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine letterhead, May 12, 1975. Letter to Marylou Bonet, in part: "It is dif...
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Estimates : 700.00 - 900.00
 
 
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Friedrich von Doblhoff76 - Friedrich von Doblhoff
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Austrian engineer (1916–2000) who developed the first jet-propelled helicopter while working for Wiener Neustaedter Flugzeugwerke during World War 2.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Louis de Broglie77 - Louis de Broglie
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French physicist (1892–1987) known for his theory that matter has the properties of both particles and waves, who was awarded the 1929 Nobel Prize in
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Erwin Chargaff78 - Erwin Chargaff
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Biochemist (1905–2002) who discovered two rules that helped lead to the discovery of the double helix structure of DNA. TLS in German, one page, 8.5 x
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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George Washington79 - George Washington
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Free-franked address panel accomplished in Washington’s hand as president, 4.5 x 3, addressed to “Colo. Will’m A. Washington, Westmoreland Cty, Virgin
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Estimates : 3,500.00 - 4,500.00
 
 
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George Washington80 - George Washington
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Ink signature, “Go: Washington,” on an off-white 8.75 x 3 slip clipped from a 1769 land indenture. In good condition, with professional backing to sli
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Estimates : 3,500.00 - 4,500.00
 
 
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John Adams81 - John Adams
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Partly-printed ADS signed within the body, one page, 6 x 3.75, July 24, 1764. Legal document accomplished in Adams's hand, in part: "I Thom...
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Thomas Jefferson82 - Thomas Jefferson
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Choice full free frank, measuring 5 x 3.5 folded, addressed by Jefferson to “David Gelston esq., New York,” and crisply franked in the lower left, “fr
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Estimates : 4,500.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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James Madison and James Monroe83 - James Madison and James Monroe
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Partly-printed vellum DS, signed “James Madison" as president and "Jas. Monroe" as secretary of state, one page, 10.5 x 15, December ...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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James Monroe84 - James Monroe
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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 12 x 8.25, April 6, 1821. President Monroe grants David Lyons and Lewis Rogers, "assignees of ...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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James Monroe85 - James Monroe
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ALS as president, one page both sides, 8 x 9.75, March 23, 1819. Letter to Thomas Swann, in full: “I forgot to mention to you the case of Mr. Swart ye
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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James Monroe86 - James Monroe
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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 12.75 x 9.25, August 9, 1824. President Monroe grants William Bulger "late a private in Hook&#...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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John Quincy Adams87 - John Quincy Adams
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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, signed “J. Q. Adams,” one page, 13.75 x 9.25, April 1, 1825. President Adams grants James M. White a parcel of
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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John Quincy Adams88 - John Quincy Adams
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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, signed “J. Q. Adams,” one page, 15.75 x 9.75, May 1, 1826. President Adams grants Irvine O. Hockaday of Callawa
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Andrew Jackson89 - Andrew Jackson
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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 15.5 x 9.5, April 10, 1829. President Jackson grants Peter Groves of Wabash County, Indiana, a tract
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Martin Van Buren90 - Martin Van Buren
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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, signed “M. Van Buren,” one page, 13.5 x 17.5, February 20, 1864. President Van Buren appoints John M. King as...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Martin Van Buren91 - Martin Van Buren
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ALS signed “M. Van Buren,” one page both sides, 5 x 7.25, May 21, 1853. Letter to Mr. Ingersoll, in part: “I will be ready for you on Monday at a quar
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Martin Van Buren92 - Martin Van Buren
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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, signed “M. Van Buren,” one page, 12.75 x 16.75, March 2, 1838. President Van Buren appoints Albert E. Church as
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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John Tyler93 - John Tyler
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Civil War-dated free franked mailing envelope, 4.25 x 2.5, franked in the upper right, “J. Tyler,” addressed in another hand to “Miss Rebecca Jones,”
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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James K. Polk94 - James K. Polk
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Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 16 x 12.5, July 18, 1846. President Polk appoints Daniel Vaughan as "Naval Officer for the District o...
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Zachary Taylor96 - Zachary Taylor
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Bold ink signature, "Very respectfully, your ob't serv't, Z. Taylor,” on an off-white 4 x 2.25 slip. In fine condition, with light stai...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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James K. Polk97 - James K. Polk
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Partly-printed DS as governor of Tennessee, one page, 12.5 x 15.25, July 14, 1840. Governor Polk grants Robert C. Johnson "a certain Tract or P...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Millard Fillmore98 - Millard Fillmore
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DS, one page, 14 x 14, September 15, 1848. Hudson & Berkshire Rail-Road Co. bond in the amount of $1000, issued under the provisions of an act b...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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James Buchanan99 - James Buchanan
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Neatly penned ALS as president, one page, 6.5 x 8, August 21, 1857. Letter to H. B. Swarr, in part: "I have written Adam Kendes a kind letter w...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Abraham Lincoln100 - Abraham Lincoln
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ALS signed “A. Lincoln,” one page, 7.75 x 9.75, November 1, 1859. Written from Springfield, Illinois, a letter to Kersey H. Fell, in full: "I k...
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Estimates : 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
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Andrew Johnson101 - Andrew Johnson
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ANS, one page, 5.5 x 9, no date. Note to Sam Carter, in full: "I wish you to send me some pure whiskey. I have some which is not fit to drink y...
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Andrew Johnson102 - Andrew Johnson
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Manuscript DS as president, one page, 8 x 13, May 16, 1866. Document addressed to the Senate and House of Representatives, in full: "I transmit...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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