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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Nathanael Greene305 - Nathanael Greene
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Rare Revolutionary War–dated ALS signed “Nath. Greene,” one page, 9 x 15, December 17, 1778. Written from Camp Middle Brook, a letter to Colonel John
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Marquis de Lafayette306 - Marquis de Lafayette
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Brilliant golden shoe buckle presented as a gift by Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette. The ornate gold-tone buckle measures .75 x .75 and bears
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Estimates : 10,000.00 - 12,000.00
 
 
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William Moultrie307 - William Moultrie
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General in the Continental Army during the American Revolution and later governor of South Carolina (1730–1805). Partly-printed DS, signed “Will'...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Revolutionary War–Era Barrel-Type Canteens308 - Revolutionary War–Era Barrel-Type Canteens
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Two Revolutionary War–type canteens: A fairly typical 18th/early 19th century canteen of the type used by farmers and laborers, as well as Revolution
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Ambrose E. Burnside309 - Ambrose E. Burnside
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Union general and onetime commander of the Army of the Potomac (1824–1881); the distinctive whiskers he sported gave rise to the word 'sideburns...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Ambrose E. Burnside310 - Ambrose E. Burnside
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LS signed “A. E. Burnside,” three pages, 8 x 10, Office of Cincinnati and Martinsville R. R. Co. letterhead, November 15, 1871. Letter to M. E. Ingall
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Jefferson Davis311 - Jefferson Davis
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Civil War-dated handwritten letter by Confederate President Jefferson Davis, unsigned, one page, lightly lined, 7.75 x 7.25, July 4, 1864. Written fro
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Jefferson Davis312 - Jefferson Davis
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Civil War-dated LS as president of the Confederate States of America, one page, lightly lined, 7.5 x 9, September 22, 1862. Written from Richmond, Vir
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain313 - Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain
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Partly-printed DS, signed “J. L. Chamberlain,” one page, 5 x 7.5, November 15, 1875. Official Bowdoin College document, in full: "Be it known, ...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Robert E. Lee314 - Robert E. Lee
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LS signed “R. E. Lee,” one page both sides, lightly lined, 7.75 x 9.75, March 19, 1853. Written as superintendent of West Point, a letter to Adjutant
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Robert E. Lee315 - Robert E. Lee
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War-dated LS signed “R. E. Lee,” one page, 7.75 x 9.75, June 2, 1861. Letter to “Dinwiddie B. Phillips, Surgeon Va. Army, Woodville, Rappahannock Coun
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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George B. McClellan316 - George B. McClellan
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Union general (1826–1885) hailed at the beginning of the Civil War as the 'Young Napoleon,' who was defeated for the presidency in 1864 by A...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Marcus A. Reno317 - Marcus A. Reno
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Military officer (1834–1889) who fought in the Civil War and against Native Americans in the West, but is best known for failing to come to Custer&#...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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J. E. B. Stuart318 - J. E. B. Stuart
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Fabled Confederate general (1833–1864) best known for his consummate skill in reconnaissance and as a cavalry officer. After leading successful offens
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Estimates : 9,000.00 - 11,000.00
 
 
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George A. Custer319 - George A. Custer
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Hand-addressed mailing envelope, 5.25 x 3, addressed by Custer to his wife, “Mrs. Genl. Custer, 339 Penn Avenue, Washington DC,” postmarked Washington
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Estimates : 700.00 - 900.00
 
 
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Hap Arnold320 - Hap Arnold
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Handsome matte-finish 10.75 x 13.75 photo of Arnold in uniform, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "To Col. Carl H. McClure, In appreciation...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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George S. Patton321 - George S. Patton
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Hand-addressed mailing envelope, 5.25 x 3.5, addressed by Patton to his mother, “Mrs. George S. Patton, San Gabriel, California,” bearing an affixed t
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Battle of Britain: Leon Switon322 - Battle of Britain: Leon Switon
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DS, signed “L. Switon,” one page, 8 x 12.75, September 11, 1940. A "Combat Report" marked "Secret," describing an air fight duri...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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William Belknap323 - William Belknap
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Union general and secretary of war (1829–1890) who holds the distinction of being the only cabinet secretary ever to have been impeached. ALS signed “
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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John H. Bradley324 - John H. Bradley
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Bradley Rentals business check, 6 x 2.75, filled out and signed by Bradley, payable to Fidelity Savings Bank for $1080, August 4, 1982. Encapsulated i
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Civil War326 - Civil War
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Collection of three signatures of Civil War generals on individual cards, including: an ink signature of George B. McClellan; a pencil signature of Wi
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Civil War327 - Civil War
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Colorful printed broadside headed "Soldiers Memorial," published at Portsmouth, Virginia, on March 25, 1864, to commemorate Company I of t...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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John A. Dahlgren328 - John A. Dahlgren
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Naval leader (1809-1870) who headed the Union Navy's ordnance department during the Civil War and developed a number of guns and cannons. Civil ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Jefferson Davis329 - Jefferson Davis
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Pencil signature, "18 Upper Gloster Place, Dorset Sqr, Jefferson Davis,” on an off-white 3 x 1.5 slip. In very good condition, with light stain...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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John C. Fremont330 - John C. Fremont
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Prominent American explorer, military officer, and politician (1813–1890). Partly-printed DS, signed “Fremont & Morton, by J. C. Fremont, duly a...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Mitsuo Fuchida331 - Mitsuo Fuchida
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One of Japan's most skilled fliers, Fuchida (1902–1976) commanded the air attack against Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and was the last to l...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Peyton C. March332 - Peyton C. March
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American soldier (1864–1955) who served as Army chief of staff during World War I, a position in which he reorganized the structure of the US Army. Vi
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Halbert E. Paine333 - Halbert E. Paine
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Union general who lost his leg at the Battle of Port Hudson, and was later elected to Congress (1826–1905). Partly-printed DS, signed “H. E. Paine,” o
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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George E. Pickett334 - George E. Pickett
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Handwritten endorsement penned on the reverse of a letter sent to him by 2nd Lieutenant Thomas Gamble Pitcher, one page, 7.75 x 9.75, May 10, 1848. Pi
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Ernie Pyle335 - Ernie Pyle
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Union Trust Company of the District of Columbia check, 6.25 x 2.75, filled out and signed by Pyle, "Ernest T. Pyle," payable to Rosamond G...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Hugh L. Scott336 - Hugh L. Scott
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Career soldier (1853–1934) who served as superintendent of West Point from 1906 to 1910 and as Army chief of staff from 1914 to 1917; in this position
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Airships337 - Airships
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Group of six airship display items, including: a British World War I poster for the Daily Chronicle designed by Frank Brangwyn headed, "The Zep...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Aviation338 - Aviation
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Group of eight aviation-related medals, including: a bronze medal honoring the 1948 dedication of New York International Airport, manufactured by Robb
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Italo Balbo339 - Italo Balbo
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A silver medal honoring the tenth anniversary of Italo Balbo's 1933 transatlantic flight to the Chicago World's Fair. Silver (marked .800), ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Oswald Boelcke340 - Oswald Boelcke
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A bronze medal honoring German flying ace Captain Oswald Boelcke, who was shot down and killed on October 28, 1916. Bronze, 89 mm, 208 gm. The front f
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Amelia Earhart341 - Amelia Earhart
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Signed book: The Fun of It: Random Records of My Own Flying and of Women in Aviation. First edition. NY: Brewer, Warren & Putnam, 1932. Hardcove...
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Estimates : 700.00 - 900.00
 
 
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Graf Zeppelin342 - Graf Zeppelin
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Copper badge from the 1929 world tour of the Graf Zeppelin, measuring 1.75? in diameter, featuring a white enamel border with the names of the cities
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Charles Lindbergh343 - Charles Lindbergh
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Signed book: Profile of America. First edition, first printing. NY: Studio Publications, 1954. Hardcover with dust jacket, 7.25 x 10.25, 415 pages. Si
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Eddie Rickenbacker344 - Eddie Rickenbacker
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TLS, one page, 7.25 x 10.5, Eastern Air Lines letterhead, April 26, 1944. Letter to John W. Snyder of the First National Bank in St. Louis, who would
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Gus Grissom345 - Gus Grissom
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National Bank of Fort Sam Houston check, 6.25 x 2.75, filled out and signed by Grissom, "Virgil I. Grissom," payable to the Desert Sands M...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Apollo CM Optical Unit Sextant Bellows Assembly346 - Apollo CM Optical Unit Sextant Bellows Assembly
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Apollo Optical Unit sextant bellows assembly, approximately 11? in diameter and 6.75? in height, made of stainless steel and consisting of a doubled r
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Apollo 8347 - Apollo 8
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Iconic vintage color glossy 9.5 x 7.5 photo of the famous Apollo 8 'Earthrise,' affixed to an 11 x 14 mount, signed and inscribed on the mou...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Apollo 11348 - Apollo 11
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Fantastic fully signed booklet entitled "The First Lunar Landing, As Told by the Astronauts," published in 1989 to celebrate the 20th anni...
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Buzz Aldrin349 - Buzz Aldrin
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Color limited edition 27 x 22 print of Aldrin standing before an American flag in the Sea of Tranquility, numbered 133/350, prominently signed in the
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Buzz Aldrin350 - Buzz Aldrin
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Official color 10 x 8 NASA lithograph of Aldrin standing on the lunar surface, signed in black felt tip, "Buzz Aldrin, Apollo XI LMP." In ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Buzz Aldrin and James Lovell351 - Buzz Aldrin and James Lovell
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Limited edition color semi-glossy 10 x 8 photo of the exterior of the Gemini 12 spacecraft taken by Pilot Buzz Aldrin during his standup EVA, with mis
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Apollo 11: Sam C. Phillips352 - Apollo 11: Sam C. Phillips
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United States Air Force four-star general (1921–1990) who served as Director of NASA's Apollo Manned Lunar Landing Program from 1964 to 1969, th...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Apollo 13353 - Apollo 13
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Double-sided page removed from the Apollo 13 Lunar Module Flight Crew G & N Dictionary, 5.5 x 8, with a basic date of March 9, 1970, signed on o...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Apollo-Soyuz354 - Apollo-Soyuz
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Group lot of six items signed in ink or felt tip by crew members of the Apollo–Soyuz Test Project, including: a color semi-glossy 9.75 x 7.5 photo of
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Apollo–Soyuz Test Project355 - Apollo–Soyuz Test Project
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Vintage color matte-finish 9.5 x 7.5 photo of the American ASTP crew in their white space suits, affixed to a 14 x 11 mount, signed and inscribed on t
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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