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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Chiang Kai-shek255 - Chiang Kai-shek
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Matte-finish 3.75 x 5.75 head-and-shoulders photo of Chiang Kai-shek, signed in fountain pen in Chinese. Reverse bears a Hu Chung Hsien photography st
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William F. ‘Buffalo Bill’ Cody256 - William F. ‘Buffalo Bill’ Cody
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Appealing hand-addressed stationery envelope for Buffalo Bill's Wild West and Congress of Rough Riders of the World, 6.25 x 3.75, addressed in C...
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Jacques Cousteau257 - Jacques Cousteau
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Glossy 5 x 7 close-up photo of the esteemed explorer and researcher, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, "To Jurgen Schwartz! J. Y. Coustea...
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Ngalandou Diouf258 - Ngalandou Diouf
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First African elected official from the advent of colonialism in the territory of French West Africa (1875–1941). Vintage glossy 4.75 x 6.5 profile po
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Benjamin Disraeli259 - Benjamin Disraeli
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Scarce 1880 transferable ticket to the Royal Horticultural Society, 3.25 x 2, issued as No. 548, signed in the lower right in black ink as prime minis
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Charles Dow260 - Charles Dow
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American journalist (1851-1902) who co-founded Dow Jones & Company, created the Wall Street Journal, and conceived the influential Dow Jones Ind...
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Henry A. DuPont261 - Henry A. DuPont
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American soldier and statesman (1838–1926), grandson of the founder of the DuPont gunpowder and chemical fortune, who won the Medal of Honor for his s
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Albert Gallatin262 - Albert Gallatin
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Politician and financial genius (1761-1849) responsible for the formation of what is now known as the Ways and Means Committee. LS as secretary of the
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J. Paul Getty263 - J. Paul Getty
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Personal trust check, 8.5 x 3.25, filled out in type and signed by Getty, "Jean Paul Getty," payable to Thorncrest School for Boys for $10...
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J. Paul Getty264 - J. Paul Getty
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Early partly-printed DS, one page, 11 x 8.25, June 9, 1921. Stock certificate for 100 shares of the Oklahoma Oil Corporation issued to R. M. Monroe, s
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J. Paul Getty265 - J. Paul Getty
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TLS, one page, 8 x 10.5, Spartan Aircraft Company letterhead, March 14, 1941. Letter to W. Joe Nichols, in part: "Enclosed please find my Gift ...
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Mikhail Gorbachev266 - Mikhail Gorbachev
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Color glossy 6.25 x 3.5 photo of Gorbachev beside President Ronald Reagan, signed in blue ballpoint. In fine condition.
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Mikhail Gorbachev267 - Mikhail Gorbachev
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Limited edition color glossy 9.5 x 7 photo of Gorbachev receiving the first Ronald Reagan Freedom Award on May 4, 1992, numbered 15/250, signed in bla
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Edward Harriman268 - Edward Harriman
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American railroad executive (1848–1909) who controlled several railways in his lifetime, influencing much of the US economy. Choice partly-printed DS,
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Wild Bill Hickok269 - Wild Bill Hickok
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Two photos of the Wild Bill Hickok monument, known as 'Wild Bill's Monument': a 4.25 x 6.5 cabinet photo of the monument with sculptor J...
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Edmund Hillary270 - Edmund Hillary
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Bank of England one pound note, 5.25 x 2.5, vertically signed in black ballpoint, "E. P. Hillary." In fine condition.
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Edmund Hillary271 - Edmund Hillary
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Attractive commemorative cover, 7.5 x 4, with a color cachet honoring the Australian Bicentennial Everest Expedition of 1988, signed in black ballpooi
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Edmund Hillary272 - Edmund Hillary
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Color limited edition 27.75 x 21.75 print entitled 'Hillary Conquers Everest—May 29, 1953,' numbered 1251/1953, signed in the lower border i...
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J. Edgar Hoover273 - J. Edgar Hoover
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Collection of five TLSs, signed “J. E. Hoover” or “J. Edgar Hoover,” each one page, ranging in size from 8 x 7 to 8 x 10.5, Federal Bureau of Investig
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Collis P. Huntington274 - Collis P. Huntington
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Railroad industrialist (1821–1900) known as one of the 'Big Four' of western railroading. Partly-printed DS, signed “C. P. Huntington,” one ...
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Henry E. Huntington275 - Henry E. Huntington
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Railroad magnate and collector of art and rare books (1850–1927). DS, signed “H. E. Huntington,” one page both sides, 8.25 x 6.75, November 1, 1904. P
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King George V276 - King George V
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Partly-printed DS, signed “George R. I.,” one page, 14 x 12, February 20, 1935. King George appoints Thomas Frederick Parker Calvert as "Rear A...
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Thomas Lipton277 - Thomas Lipton
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Merchant and yachtsman (1848-1931) who created the Lipton tea brand and was the most persistent challenger in the history of the America's Cup. ...
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Andrew Mellon278 - Andrew Mellon
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Financier and philanthropist (1855–1937) who helped found the Gulf Oil Corporation; he also served as treasury secretary under Harding, Coolidge, and
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Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich of Russia279 - Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich of Russia
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Dynast of the Russian Empire, naval officer, author, explorer (1866–1933), who was the brother-in-law and advisor of Emperor Nicholas II. Crystal-clea
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J. Pierpont Morgan280 - J. Pierpont Morgan
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Ink signature, "J. Pierpoint Morgan,” on an off-white 3.5 x 1.5 slip. Matted with a portrait of Morgan to an overall size of 8 x 12. In fine co...
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Mormons281 - Mormons
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ALS signed “William Clarke,” one page, lightly-lined, 7.75 x 10, May 21, 1850. Letter to M. J. Hallowell, in full: “As on my arrival home I found this
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Mother Teresa282 - Mother Teresa
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Prayer slip with an image of Mother Teresa holding a child, 6.25 x 3.25, signed in blue ballpoint, "God bless you, M. Teresa mc." The reve...
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Frederick Pabst283 - Frederick Pabst
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German–American brewer (1836-1904) who founded the company which, in the 1890s, introduced the 'Blue Ribbon' brand, the 'beer that made ...
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William Paine284 - William Paine
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American financier (1855–1929) who co-founded the Paine-Webber brokerage firm. DS, signed “Wm. A. Paine,” one page, 11.25 x 8, May 5, 1922. Stock cert
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George Foster Peabody285 - George Foster Peabody
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American banker and philanthropist (1852–1938) remembered for endowing the George Foster Peabody Awards (commonly called the Peabody Awards), which ho
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Prince George and Princess Marina286 - Prince George and Princess Marina
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George was the fourth son of George V of the United Kingdom and his queen, Mary of Teck, (born 1902) who held the title of Duke of Kent from 1934 unti
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Princess Diana Tribute287 - Princess Diana Tribute
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Signed book: Earl Spencer's Tribute to Diana Princess of Wales. England: Althorp, 1997. Silk-bound hardcover, 8 x 10.75, 25 pages. Signed and in...
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Joseph Pulitzer288 - Joseph Pulitzer
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Office of the Post–Dispatch business check, 8 x 3.25, filled out in another hand and signed by Pulitzer as president, payable to State Savings Associa
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George Pullman289 - George Pullman
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American inventor and industrialist (1831-1897) best known for developing the first successful railroad sleeping car. DS, signed “Geo. M. Pullman,” on
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Queen Elizabeth II290 - Queen Elizabeth II
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Ballpoint signature, "Elizabeth R,” on a white 2.25 x 1.25 cardstock tag. In fine condition.
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Syngman Rhee291 - Syngman Rhee
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Cover of Independence Magazine from July 1953, 5.5 x 8, signed at the bottom in fountain pen by Syngman Rhee. A typed inscription above the signature
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George Graham Rice292 - George Graham Rice
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Convicted stock swindler known as the 'Jackal of Wall Street' (1870–1943). Choice partly-printed DS, signed “G. G. Rice,” one page, 11.5 x 8...
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William Rockefeller293 - William Rockefeller
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Prominent American businessman (1841–1922) who co-founded Standard Oil along with his older brother John D. Rockefeller, and also had interests in min
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Jack Ruby294 - Jack Ruby
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Ervay Theatre business check, 8 x 3, filled out in another hand and signed by Ruby, payable to Film Forwarding Co. for $7.21, September 24, 1953. In f
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Thomas Fortune Ryan295 - Thomas Fortune Ryan
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American tobacco, insurance, and transportation magnate (1851–1928) whose fortune began in public transit with New York streetcars; his most profitabl
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Charles M. Schwab296 - Charles M. Schwab
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American steel magnate (1862–1939) whose Bethlehem Steel became the second largest steel maker in the United States, and one of the most important hea
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Thomas A. Scott297 - Thomas A. Scott
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American businessman, railroad executive, and industrialist (1823–1881) who was a mentor to Andrew Carnegie and served as the fourth president of the
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John Sherman298 - John Sherman
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American politician, longtime United States Senator and author of the Sherman Anti-Trust Act (1823-1900). Sherman also served as secretary of the trea
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Leland Stanford299 - Leland Stanford
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American industrialist and politician (1824–1893) who cofounded the Central Pacific Railroad and later established Stanford University. Franking signa
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Caleb Strong300 - Caleb Strong
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Attorney and politician (1745–1819) who served as the sixth and tenth governor of Massachusetts. Partly-printed DS, one page, 15.25 x 9.5, October 25,
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Clement Studebaker, Jr301 - Clement Studebaker, Jr
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Son of the founder of the Studebaker Corporation who held several executive positions in the family's automobile business (1871–1932) Partly-pri...
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Titanic302 - Titanic
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Unique collection of four items signed by Titanic passengers, including: an 1889 ALS by journalist W. T. Stead, who perished in the disaster; a 1906 b
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Cornelius Vanderbilt303 - Cornelius Vanderbilt
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Business magnate and philanthropist (1794–1877) who built his wealth in railroads and shipping as owner of the New York Central Railroad. Ink signatur
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Daniel Webster304 - Daniel Webster
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Free franked mailing envelope, 9 x 4, addressed in an unknown hand to "Jas. C. Kennedy, Esq., Albany, New York," and franked in the upper ...
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