RR Auction Quality Autograph Auction 385

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Headquartered in Amherst, NH, RR Auction is globally recognized as the trusted source for authentic autographed memorabilia and rare signed documents. Since its inception in 1976, the firm has published close to 360 consecutive monthly autograph catalogs, which are distributed internationally. The firm recently auctioned the autographed photo of Albert Einstein with his tongue wagging for a record $74,340 and the check astronaut Neil Armstrong signed the day he left for the moon for $27,350.
Civil Rights204Civil Rights
Glossy 10 x 8 photo of Martin Luther King, Jr. boarding a bus with some fellow Freedom Riders, signed in blue felt tip by seven of the original Civil
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Civil Rights: A. Philip Randolph205Civil Rights: A. Philip Randolph
Leader in the civil-rights and American labor movements (1889–1979). Randolph was responsible for organizing the March on Washington in 1963, the even
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
William F. ‘Buffalo Bill’ Cody206William F. ‘Buffalo Bill’ Cody
Vintage matte-finish 4.5 x 3.5 photo of Cody, clad in buckskin, leather chaps and gloves, atop his horse, with a stagecoach and tent visible in the ba
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Jacques Cousteau207Jacques Cousteau
Photocopy of the title page to Cousteau’s book, Three Adventures, 7.25 x 10.25, signed in blue felt tip, “J. Y. Cousteau.” In fine condition.
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Samuel Clarke208Samuel Clarke
English philosopher (1675-1729) and contemporary of Isaac Newton. ALS signed “Sam: Clarke,” two pages on two adjoining sheets, 7.5 x 12.25, June 13, 1
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
Anthony Comstock209Anthony Comstock
Politician dedicated to ideas of Victorian morality (1844–1915). LS, two pages, 7.75 x 10, illustrated New York Society for the Suppression of Vice le
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Oliver Cromwell210Oliver Cromwell
English soldier and statesman (1599–1658) who led Parliamentary forces in the English Civil War, waged war against Scotland and Ireland and, in 1653,
Estimates : 6,000.00 - 7,000.00
Dalai Lama213Dalai Lama
TLS, two pages, the first measuring 8.25 x 11.5, the second, signed page measuring 8.5 x 11, June 8, 1993, personal embossed letterhead. The Dalai Lam
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Jonathan Dayton214Jonathan Dayton
American statesman (1760–1824) who was the youngest signer of the US Constitution and who later served as the fourth Speaker of the House of Represent
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Lee de Forest215Lee de Forest
Prolific American inventor (1873–1961) often referred to as ‘the father of radio’ for his pioneering work in wireless telegraphy. TLS, one page, 8.5 x
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Charles de Gaulle216Charles de Gaulle
Esteemed French military leader and politician (1890–1970) who headed that country’s government during much of World War II and served again as prime
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Charles de Gaulle217Charles de Gaulle
Vintage glossy 8 x 10 photo of de Gaulle in uniform, his arms crossed against his chest, signed and inscribed in fountain pen “A M. Agosti, 20/2/41, C
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Charles de Gaulle218Charles de Gaulle
Vintage glossy 6.5 x 4.75 photo of de Gaulle and General Montgomery at a ceremony at Les Invalides, the site of Napoleon’s tomb, signed in fountain pe
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,200.00
Jerome de Lalande219Jerome de Lalande
French astronomer and writer (1732–1807). ALS in French, signed “De la Lande,” one page, 4 x 6.5, March 30, 1787. Crisply penned untranslated letter I
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Declaration of Independence: Josiah Bartlett220Declaration of Independence: Josiah Bartlett
ADS, signed in the text “Josiah Bartlett”, one page, 6.5 x 3.5, October 25, 1790. Pay document reads, “I promise to pay to Josiah Bartlett or order fo
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Declaration of Independence: Josiah Bartlett221Declaration of Independence: Josiah Bartlett
Manuscript DS, one page, 8 x 9.75, March 21, 1765. An indenture stating, in part, that “Enoch Little of Newbury Gent. and Edmund his son agreeth that
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Declaration of Independence: Charles Carroll of Carrollton222Declaration of Independence: Charles Carroll of Carrollton
Office of Discount & Deposit check, 6.5 x 2.5, filled out and signed by Carroll, ”Ch. Carroll of Carrollton,” payable to The Reverend Mr. Pise for $50
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Declaration of Independence: George Clymer223Declaration of Independence: George Clymer
DS, signed “G. Clymer,” one page, 8 x 4, no date. Certification No. 17948 from the Supervisor’s Office, District of Pennsylvania, “that the duties on
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Declaration of Independence: William Ellery224Declaration of Independence: William Ellery
Partial self-contained ADS signed “W. Ellery,” on a 6.5 x 3.5 slip clipped from a larger document. Notes from the October Session of 1784, naming loan
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Declaration of Independence: Benjamin Harrison225Declaration of Independence: Benjamin Harrison
Revolutionary War-dated LS signed “Benj. Harrison,” one page, 7.75 x 10, inlaid to a slightly larger sheet, November 16, 1782. Harrison sends a reques
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
Declaration of Independence: Francis Hopkinson226Declaration of Independence: Francis Hopkinson
Partly-printed DS, signed “F. Hopkinson,” one page, 8.25 x 3.5, March 1, 1779. Continental Sight Draft #701, payable to Guardus Clarkson for “Twenty-f
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Declaration of Independence: Robert Treat Paine227Declaration of Independence: Robert Treat Paine
Manuscript DS, signed “Paine,” one page, 4 x 6.25, no date. A request for payment for Amos Washburn and Thomas Chase, signed floridly at the conclusio
Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
Declaration of Independence: William Williams228Declaration of Independence: William Williams
Manuscript DS, one page, 8 x 4.5, May 5, 1783. Revolutionary War-dated order of payment of an individual’s “services and expenses in, and relative to,
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Declaration of Independence: Wilson and Paine229Declaration of Independence: Wilson and Paine
Two DSs: partly-printed DS boldly signed “Wilson,” 6 x 6.75, July of 1776. Wilson endorses on the reverse of an order to pay debt, below a few lines o
Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
Declaration of Independence: Oliver Wolcott230Declaration of Independence: Oliver Wolcott
Endorsement, signed “Teste Oliver Wolcott Sheriff,” one inlaid page, 6 x 4, March 20, 1755. Penned on the reverse of a court summons, the names of the
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Diana231Diana
Christmas card from 1995, 8 x 6 folded, opens to 16 x 6, with a gold crest on the front. Inside the card bears a charming informal satin-finish 5.5 x
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Diana and Charles232Diana and Charles
Christmas card from 1983, 5.25 x 7.25 folded, opens to 10.5 x 7.25, embossed in gold on the outside with Prince of Wales’ feathers and Garter motto, a
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
Diana and Charles233Diana and Charles
Gift tag, 4.75 x 3.75, embossed at the top with the Prince of Wales feathers, filled out by Charles, “A very happy Christmas from Charles and,” with D
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
DNA: James D. Watson234DNA: James D. Watson
Signed book: The Double Helix. First edition. NY: Atheneum, 1968. Hardcover with dustjacket, 5.75 x 8.75, 226 pages. Signed on the half-title page in
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
DNA: James D. Watson235DNA: James D. Watson
Four hardcover copies of Genes, Girls, and Gamow, each First American Editions and signed on the title page in black ballpoint by Watson. In fine cond
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Anatoly Dobrynin236Anatoly Dobrynin
Official Rawlings replica National League baseball signed in blue ballpoint on the sweet spot, “A. Dobrynin.” In fine condition.
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Frederick Douglass237Frederick Douglass
DS, signed “Fredk. Douglass,” one page, 3.5 x 8.5, measuring 14 x 8.5 unfolded, October 3, 1885. A release of real estate from Albert Fox and Louis Sh
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Frederick Douglass238Frederick Douglass
Fine ALS, one lightly lined (vertically) page, 6 x 8, June 28, 1888. Douglass writes to war journalist, lawyer, and politician Private [J. M.] Dalzell
Estimates : 6,000.00 - 7,000.00
Alfred Dreyfus239Alfred Dreyfus
French military officer (1859–1935) whose central role in the Dreyfus Affair, which tore French society apart and shook their faith in the military, t
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Countess Marie du Barry240Countess Marie du Barry
Infamous French courtesan (1743–1793) who was the last mistress of Louis XV. Accused of aiding emigres from the Revolution, she was imprisoned, tried,
Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
Guillaume Baron de Dupuytren241Guillaume Baron de Dupuytren
Surgeon (1777–1835) who treated Napoleon’s hemorroids. DS, in French, signed “Dupuytren,” one page both sides, 7 x 9.25, no date. A medical diagnosis
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Anthony Eden242Anthony Eden
TLS, one page, 8 x 10, personal letterhead, May 31, 1939. Letter of thanks to a woman. In full: “I have to thank you for your letter of the 13th May w
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Thomas Edison243Thomas Edison
Edison Botanic Research Corporation check, 8.25 x 3, filled out in another hand and signed by Edison with his ‘umbrella’ signature, “Thos A. Edison,”
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Thomas Edison244Thomas Edison
Handwritten draft questionnaire, in pencil, signed with his ‘umbrella’ signature, “Thos. A. Edison,” on the reverse of a printed 5 x 7.25 dinner menu
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,200.00
Albert Einstein245Albert Einstein
TLS in German, signed “A. Einstein,” 8.5 x 11, embossed personal letterhead, January 31, 1938. Einstein writes to Erna Silber-Keller of Brooklyn, New
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Albert Einstein246Albert Einstein
TLS signed “A. Einstein,” one page, 8.5 x 11, August 2, 1938. Einstein (who, given some minor typos, evidently took the time to type this letter himse
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Oliver Ellsworth247Oliver Ellsworth
DS signed “O. Ellsworth,” one page, 8.25 x 5, April 10, 1776. Ellsworth orders payment to “Doct. Aaron Roberts” in the “sum of three pounds eleven shi
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Oliver Ellsworth248Oliver Ellsworth
Endorsement signature, “Oliver Ellsworth,” on the reverse of a 8.25 x 6.5 pay order for Ellsworth for 20 pounds, dated September 16, 1780. Two horizon
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Eugenie249Eugenie
Last Empress consort of the French from 1853 to 1871 as the wife of Napoleon III, Emperor of the French. Untranslated ALS in French, three pages on tw
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
William Eustis250William Eustis
Secretary of War under Madison during the War of 1812, and a Massachusetts governor. ALS signed “W. Eustis,” one page, 8 x 10, October 20, 1810. Eusti
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Alexander Fleming251Alexander Fleming
Scottish bacteriologist (1881–1955) who shared the 1945 Nobel Prize in Medicine for his role in the discovery and isolation of penicillin. ALS, one pa
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Albert Gallatin252Albert Gallatin
Politician and financial genius responsible for the formation of what is now known as the Ways and Means Committee. ALS, one page, 8 x 6.5, August 15,
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Pat Garrett253Pat Garrett
New Mexico lawman (1850–1908) who killed his former gambling partner, the fabled outlaw Billy the Kid, in 1881. In 1901 he was appointed customs colle
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
Cass Gilbert254Cass Gilbert
Architect (1859–1934) and designer of the Woolworth Building. TLS, one page, 8.25 x 11, personal letterhead, January 14, 1929. Letter to the president
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Mikhail Gorbachev255Mikhail Gorbachev
Signed book: The State of the World: Revising Global Priorities. First edition, limited edition. San Francisco: Harper San Francisco, 1995. Hardcover,
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00