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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Charles Tiffany204 - Charles Tiffany
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Founder (1812–1902) of the great New York–based retail and design operation that became legendary for its spectacular jewelry and decorative wares in
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Henry Wells205 - Henry Wells
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Co-founder of American Express and Wells Fargo (1805–1878). Scarce ALS, one page both sides, 5.25 x 8.5, December 26, 1860. Letter to former President
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Frank W. Woolworth206 - Frank W. Woolworth
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Retail pioneer (1852–1919) who founded the iconic chain of five-and-ten-cent stores that bear his name. Rare partly-printed DS, signed “F. W. Woolwort
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Pope John Paul II207 - Pope John Paul II
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Uncommon color 4 x 6 cardstock photo of Pope John Paul II, signed in blue felt tip, "Jan Pawl II, 27.III.2000." In very fine condition. Ac...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Pope Leo XII208 - Pope Leo XII
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Chalice from the time of Pope Leo XII, composed of a silver cup with a gilded bronze sleeve, knop, and base, impressed in the upper lip with the maker
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Brigham Young209 - Brigham Young
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Exceptionally rare partly-printed DS, one page, 10.25 x 6.5, October 1, 1871. A Stock certificate issued to Lewis S. Hills for five shares of the Zion
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Leonid Brezhnev210 - Leonid Brezhnev
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TLS in Cyrillic, signed "L. Brezhnev," one page, 8.25 x 11, January 3, 1948. Letter to Nikita Khrushchev, who was serving as first secreta...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Winston Churchill211 - Winston Churchill
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Winston Churchill's half-smoked cigar from May 11, 1947 at Le Bourget Airport in Paris, measuring 4? long, retaining the "La Corona / Winst...
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Estimates : 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
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Winston Churchill212 - Winston Churchill
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Lengthy typed working manuscript, unsigned, twenty-four lightweight carbon pages, 7.5 x 9.5, no date but circa March 1944. Manuscript draft of an impo
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Estimates : 2,800.00 - 3,200.00
 
 
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Oliver Cromwell213 - Oliver Cromwell
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Disbound printed booklet entitled "The Humble Petition and Advice, Presented unto His Highness The Lord Protector by The Knights, Citizens and ...
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Estimates : 700.00 - 900.00
 
 
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Emperor Hirohito214 - Emperor Hirohito
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Rare manuscript DS in Japanese, one page, 12 x 8.75, September 28, 1965. Unusual document in which the emperor appoints Judge Masamichi Yoshimura as t
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Napoleon215 - Napoleon
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Partly-printed DS rapidly signed "Napol," one page, 23.25 x 17.75, August 24, 1811. Document conferring the title of "Baron of Our Em...
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Napoleon216 - Napoleon
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Vellum manuscript DS in French, signed “Bonaparte,” one page, 17.5 x 13.25, August 26, 1798. Official military document, in part (translated): "...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Chaim Weizmann217 - Chaim Weizmann
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Jewish chemist and statesman (1874–1952) who helped secure the Balfour Declaration of 1917, served as President of the World Zionist Organization, and
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Estimates : 12,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
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King George VI and Queen Elizabeth218 - King George VI and Queen Elizabeth
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Royal Christmas and New Year card from 1944, with an embossed golden crown on the front, measures 11.5 x 7 open, bearing a photo of King George and Qu
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Louis I, Grand Duke of Hesse219 - Louis I, Grand Duke of Hesse
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Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt (as Louis X) and later the first Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine (1753–1830). LS in German, signed “Ludwig George Carl,”
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Louis IX, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt220 - Louis IX, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
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Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt from 1768 to 1790. LS in German, signed “Ludwig George Carl,” one page both sides, 8.75 x 13.5, June 9, 1778. Letter to h
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Louis VIII, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt221 - Louis VIII, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
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Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt from 1739 to 1768 who was known as the 'Hunting Landgrave' because of his passion for hunting (1691–1768). LS i...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Princess Diana222 - Princess Diana
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Magnificent ink signature, "Diana, Brazil 1991,” on an off-white 6.25 x 1.75 sheet removed from the lower portion of a photographic mount. Matt...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Princess Diana223 - Princess Diana
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ALS signed “Diana x,” one page both sides, 6.25 x 4, Kensington Palace letterhead, December 16, 1996. Letter to "Dearest Dudley," in full:...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Princess Diana224 - Princess Diana
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Handmade Valentine's Day card by Jack and Jill of England featuring a wooden bear on the front, 4 x 6, signed and inscribed inside in bold black...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Princess Diana and Pince Charles225 - Princess Diana and Pince Charles
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TLS signed “Yours most sincerely, and Diana" and "Charles,” one page, 8 x 13, Buckingham Palace letterhead, October 7, 1981. Letter to Mrs...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Queen Elizabeth II226 - Queen Elizabeth II
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Gorgeous vintage matte-finish 11 x 14.25 portrait of Elizabeth by Dorothy Wilding, showing the queen seated and wearing a strapless dress with the Rib
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Estimates : 3,500.00 - 4,500.00
 
 
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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip227 - Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip
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Attractive vintage matte-finish 7.25 x 9.5 Royal portrait of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, affixed to the original mount, signed on the mount
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret228 - Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret
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Royal Christmas card by Raphael Tuck & Sons bearing "E." and "M." on the front cover, measures 12 x 5 open, featuring an att...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Queen Victoria229 - Queen Victoria
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Desirable 4.25 x 6.5 cabinet portrait of the Queen in a seated profile pose, signed in the lower border in fountain pen, "Victoria R. I., June ...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Queen Victoria230 - Queen Victoria
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Signed book: History of the Reign of Philip the Second, King of Spain by William H. Prescott. London: George Routledge and Sons. Leatherbound hardcove
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Queen Victoria231 - Queen Victoria
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Signed book: More Leaves from the Journal of a Life in the Highlands. London: Smith, Elder, & Co., 1884. Hardcover, 6.25 x 8.5, 404 pages. Neatl...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Queen Victoria232 - Queen Victoria
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Third-person ALS, signed within the text, “The Queen,” three pages both sides, 4.5 x 7.25, Windsor Castle letterhead, March 28, 1866. Letter to noted
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Queen Victoria233 - Queen Victoria
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Third-person ALS signed within the text “The Queen,” one page both sides, 4.5 x 7, Windsor Castle letterhead, November 26, 1855. "The Queen tha...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Titanic Relief Fund234 - 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 Mrs. E. Rogers for t...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Titanic: David John Bowen235 - Titanic: David John Bowen
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Carbon letter, one page, 5.75 x 7.75, January 29, 1916. Letter to the White Star Line's law firm Messrs. Hill, Dickinson & Co., in part: &qu...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Titanic: Ford Family236 - Titanic: Ford Family
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Two letters related to an insurance claim related to the loss of the Ford family in the Titanic disaster, including a TLS by solicitor H. J. Allen Har
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Titanic: Charles Joseph Shorney237 - Titanic: Charles Joseph Shorney
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Collection of three letters related to the insurance claim made by the family of Titanic victim Charles Joseph Shorney. First is a carbon copy of a ty
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Roald Amundsen238 - Roald Amundsen
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Norwegian explorer (1872–1928) who navigated the Northwest Passage, fixed the position of the North Magnetic Pole, and was the first to reach the Sout
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Jean-Francois de Galaupe, comte de Laperouse240 - Jean-Francois de Galaupe, comte de Laperouse
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French Naval officer and explorer whose expedition vanished in Oceania (1741–c. 1788). ALS in French, signed “Laperouse,” one page both sides, 6.5 x 8
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Estimates : 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
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Oliver Cromwell Applegate241 - Oliver Cromwell Applegate
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American politician and Indian agent in the state of Oregon (1845–1938) who was a member of the family that helped open the Applegate Trail. ALS signe
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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William F. ‘Buffalo Bill’ Cody242 - William F. ‘Buffalo Bill’ Cody
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Vibrantly colored Sells–Floto Circus, Buffalo Bill admission ticket, 5.5 x 2, number 5670, signed below in pencil, "W. F. Cody." Encapsula...
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Estimates : 1,800.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Heck Thomas243 - Heck Thomas
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Legendary and deadly western sheriff involved in more than ten recorded gunfights (1850-1912). Rare DS, one page, 8 x 3, June 4, 1895. Territory of Ok
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Charles Guiteau244 - Charles Guiteau
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Scarce handwritten manuscript signed within the text, "Guiteau," one page, 6.25 x 7.75, lightly lined, no date, but circa 1882. In full: &...
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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William B. Astor245 - William B. Astor
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American property tycoon (1792–1875) who inherited most of his father John Jacob Astor's fortune and earned the nickname 'the landlord of Ne...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Jules Bache246 - Jules Bache
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American banker, art collector, and philanthropist (1861–1944) whose stock brokerage firm, J. S. Bache & Co, was one of the top brokerage houses...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Barrow Gang247 - Barrow Gang
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Collection of items generally related to members and associates of the Barrow Gang, including: Joe Chambless Signed Fingerprint Card and Original Vin
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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August Belmont248 - August Belmont
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Politician, financier, and racehorse owner (1813–1890) who established the Belmont Stakes, the third jewel of the Triple Crown series of American thor
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Nicholas Biddle249 - Nicholas Biddle
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American financier (1786–1844) and president of the Bank of the United States. Partly-printed DS, signed “N. Biddle,” one page, 17.25 x 10.75, January
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Nicholas Biddle250 - Nicholas Biddle
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American financier (1786–1844) and president of the Bank of the United States. ALS signed “N. Biddle, Pres't,” one page, 7.75 x 7.75, October 14...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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James G. Blaine251 - James G. Blaine
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Politician (1830–1893) nicknamed the 'Plumed Knight,' who served as a US senator, speaker of the house, and secretary of state to three Pres...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Joseph Bonanno252 - Joseph Bonanno
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Arizona Bank check, 6 x 2.75, filled out and signed by Bonanno, payable to S.M.A. Fathers Perpetual Association for $5, August 20, 1974. In fine condi
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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British Prime Ministers253 - British Prime Ministers
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Glossy 8 x 10 photo of the 10 Downing Street doorway, signed in felt tip by six British prime ministers: Edward Heath, Tony Blair, Margaret Thatcher,
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Cesar Chavez254 - Cesar Chavez
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Unused academic membership card for the National Farm Workers Association, 1966, 3.5 x 2.5, signed at the bottom in ballpoint, "Cesar E. Chavez...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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