Fine Autographs and Artifacts Featuring Art

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RR Auction's April Fine Autographs and Artifacts sale is highlighted by a great selection of material from renowned artists, including Marc Chagall, Claude Monet, Georges Braque, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and Charles Schulz. Other highlights include a manuscript by Wilbur Wright, a fully signed Led Zeppelin II album, an important letter by Albert Einstein anticipating WWII, a handwritten letter by Malcolm X written from prison, and flown Robbins medallions from the collection of Apollo 17 moonwalker Gene Cernan. 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 April 2020.
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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James Madison1 - James Madison
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ALS signed “Js. Madison, Jr.,” one page both sides, 6.5 x 8, December 2, 1799. Significant letter to his wife, "Mrs. Dolly P. Madison" (in...
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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James Monroe2 - James Monroe
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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 11 x 8.25, November 27, 1820. President Monroe grants "David Allen, late a Private in Voses Co...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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John Quincy Adams3 - John Quincy Adams
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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, signed “J. Q. Adams,” one page, 15.25 x 9.75, May 15, 1828. President Adams grants Joseph D. Peebles, assignee
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Martin Van Buren4 - Martin Van Buren
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ALS as president, signed “M. Van Buren,” one page, 7.75 x 9.75, December 5, 1840. Letter to Miss Eliza V. D'Wolf, in part: "I comply with y...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Martin Van Buren5 - Martin Van Buren
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Ink signature, "Respectfully yours, M. Van Buren, Lindenwold, Dec. 1, 1855,” on an off-white 4.25 x 3 slip affixed to a larger album page. In v...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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William Henry Harrison6 - William Henry Harrison
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ADS signed "Wm. H. Harrison, AdC," one page, 7.75 x 3.75, January 12, 1795. Military document signed while serving in the Northwest Territ...
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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James K. Polk7 - James K. Polk
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Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 7 x 7, June 3, 1846. President Polk authorizes and directs the "Secretary of State to affix the Seal ...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Millard Fillmore8 - Millard Fillmore
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Signed book: Great Britain in 1833 by Baron D'Haussez. First American edition. Philadelphia: E. C. Mielke, 1833. Hardcover, 4.5 x 7.25, 255 page...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Franklin Pierce9 - Franklin Pierce
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Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 8 x 10, November 6, 1854. President Pierce authorizes and directs the "Secretary of State to affix th...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Abraham Lincoln10 - Abraham Lincoln
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ALS signed “A. Lincoln,” one page both sides, 8 x 10, December 4, 1858, penned at the conclusion of a letter sent to him by a client requesting his le
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Estimates : 12,000.00 - 20,000.00
 
 
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Abraham Lincoln11 - Abraham Lincoln
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Civil War-dated ANS signed “A. Lincoln,” one page both sides, 3.25 x 2, October 14, 1862. Handwritten note from President Lincoln regarding a diplomat
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Estimates : 8,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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U. S. Grant12 - U. S. Grant
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Ulysses S. Grant's personally-owned hand-painted porcelain plate, ordered while in China in 1879 after his meeting with Li Hongzhang during his ...
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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U. S. Grant13 - U. S. Grant
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Superb engraved portrait of Ulysses S. Grant as commander of the Union Army, 5.5 x 8.75, prominently signed below the image in ink, "Yours trul...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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U. S. Grant14 - U. S. Grant
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Large and crisp ink signature, "U. S. Grant,” on a light gray 3.75 x 1.25 slip. In fine condition.
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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James A. Garfield15 - James A. Garfield
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Superb 4.25 x 6.5 cabinet photo of Garfield in a suit and bow tie, signed on the mount in ink, "J. A. Garfield." In very good to fine cond...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Grover Cleveland16 - Grover Cleveland
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Interesting 4 x 5 paperstock photo of Cleveland seated at his desk, affixed to a 5.75 x 7.25 mount, signed and inscribed on the mount in ink, "...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Benjamin Harrison White House China Breakfast Plate17 - Benjamin Harrison White House China Breakfast Plate
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One of President Benjamin Harrison's beautiful official White House china plates by Tressemanes and Vogt of Limoges, France. The breakfast or lu...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Benjamin Harrison White House China Dessert Plate18 - Benjamin Harrison White House China Dessert Plate
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One of President Benjamin Harrison's beautiful official White House china plates by Tressemanes and Vogt of Limoges, France. The dessert, or ...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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William McKinley19 - William McKinley
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Uncommon matte-finish 5.5 x 7.75 photo of McKinley in a head-and-shoulders pose, affixed to a 6.5 x 8.75 mount, signed and inscribed in ink, "W...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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William McKinley20 - William McKinley
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TLS signed “W. McKinley, Jr.,” one page, 8 x 10.75, State of Ohio Executive Department letterhead, February 25, 1893. Letter to Perry VanHorn, in full
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Theodore Roosevelt21 - Theodore Roosevelt
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Signed book: Camping & Tramping with Roosevelt by John Burroughs. First edition. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1907. Hardcover bound in tan cloth wi...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Theodore Roosevelt22 - Theodore Roosevelt
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TLS, one page, 8 x 10.5, State of New York Executive Chamber letterhead, March 28, 1899. Letter to Marcus Braun in New York City, in part: "The...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Theodore Roosevelt23 - Theodore Roosevelt
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Interesting printed form letter, signed as president, "Theodore Roosevelt," one page, 7 x 9.5, White House letterhead, January 23, 1904. I...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Theodore Roosevelt24 - Theodore Roosevelt
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TLS signed “T. Roosevelt,” one page, 6.5 x 7.75, The Outlook letterhead, June 19, 1911. Letter to Frank J. Firth, in full: "I thank you for you...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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William H. Taft25 - William H. Taft
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Signed book: Ethics in Service. First edition, limited printing of 1000 copies. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1915. Hardcover bound in navy blue c
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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William H. Taft26 - William H. Taft
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Signed book: Our Chief Magistrate and His Powers. First edition. NY: Columbia University Press, 1916. Hardcover bound in maroon cloth with gilt letter
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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William H. Taft27 - William H. Taft
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Unsigned book from the library of William H. Taft: African Game Trails, Vol. II, by Theodore Roosevelt. First edition. NY: Charles Scribner's So...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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William H. Taft28 - William H. Taft
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Signed book: A Selection of Cases on Constitutional Law, Book I, by Eugene Wambaugh. First edition. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1914. Hardcov
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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William H. Taft29 - William H. Taft
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Sharp vintage matte-finish 7.25 x 10.75 photo of Taft by Harris & Ewing, neatly signed and inscribed in the lower border in fountain pen, "...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Woodrow Wilson30 - Woodrow Wilson
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Signed book: The President of the United States. First edition. NY: Harper & Brothers, 1916. Hardcover bound in blue cloth with gilt stamping, w...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Woodrow Wilson31 - Woodrow Wilson
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Signed book: The Rise and Growth of American Politics by Henry Jones Ford. First edition. NY: Macmillan, 1898. Hardcover bound in red cloth with gilt
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Woodrow Wilson32 - Woodrow Wilson
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Outstanding vintage matte-finish 9 x 12 portrait of Wilson, signed and inscribed in the lower border in fountain pen, "Captain Edward McCauley,...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Warren G. Harding33 - Warren G. Harding
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Vintage matte-finish 7 x 10.75 photo of Harding in profile by Harris & Ewing, boldly signed in the lower border in fountain pen, "Sincerely...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Warren G. Harding34 - Warren G. Harding
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Vintage matte-finish 7.25 x 9.25 photo of Harding on a golf course, boldly signed at the top in fountain pen, "Sincerely, Warren G. Harding.&qu...
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Calvin Coolidge35 - Calvin Coolidge
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Signed pamphlet custom-bound as a book: Address of President Coolidge Accepting the Statue of President Andrew Jackson. Washington, DC: Government Pri
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Calvin Coolidge36 - Calvin Coolidge
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Official booklet entitled "Address of President Coolidge before the Annual Convention of the American Farm Bureau Federation, Chicago, Ill., De...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Calvin Coolidge37 - Calvin Coolidge
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Penetrating vintage matte-finish 10 x 13 portrait of Coolidge by Underwood & Underwood, crisply signed and inscribed in white ink as president, ...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Herbert Hoover38 - Herbert Hoover
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TLS, one page, 8 x 10.5, American Relief Association letterhead, June 25, 1920. Letter to Mrs. Julius Stern, in part: "This is just a personal ...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Franklin D. Roosevelt39 - Franklin D. Roosevelt
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President Roosevelt's personally-owned and -used fine quality brown leather matchbook, measuring 2 x 2.25 closed, featuring his gilt-embossed in...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Franklin D. Roosevelt40 - Franklin D. Roosevelt
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TLS, one page, 8 x 10.5, State of New York Executive Chamber letterhead, May 2, 1929. Letter to Lila C. Wheeler, in full: "Mr. Homer Folks has ...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Franklin D. Roosevelt41 - Franklin D. Roosevelt
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Signed book: Steeplejack, Vol. I, by James Gibbons Huneker. Later printing. NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1921. Hardcover bound in blue cloth wit...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Franklin D. Roosevelt42 - Franklin D. Roosevelt
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Sought-after vintage 11 x 14 engraving of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, signed below his image in crisp, clean fountain pen. In very good to fine c
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Franklin D. Roosevelt43 - Franklin D. Roosevelt
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Striking vintage glossy 13.5 x 10.5 photo of FDR on a whistle stop tour for one of his presidential campaigns, signed vertically in fountain pen, &q...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Dwight D. Eisenhower44 - Dwight D. Eisenhower
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World War II–dated TLS, one page, 6 x 8, Headquarters European Theater letterhead, March 1, 1944. Letter to Miss Madeleine Tenner in New York, written
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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John F. Kennedy45 - John F. Kennedy
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Unsigned handwritten draft by Senator Kennedy for a reply to A. M. Larmore, written in the lower margin of the letter sent to him, one page, 8.5 x 11,
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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John F. Kennedy46 - John F. Kennedy
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Signed book: Profiles in Courage. Later printing. NY: Harper & Brothers, 1956. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6 x 8.5, 266 pages. Signed and inscri...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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John F. Kennedy47 - John F. Kennedy
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Patriotic decal from JFK's 1960 campaign for president, 6 x 6, signed in blue ballpoint by John F. Kennedy. In very good to fine condition, with...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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John F. Kennedy48 - John F. Kennedy
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Desirable collection of materials related to the inauguration of President John F. Kennedy, including: an invitation to the Inaugural Gala issued to k
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Lyndon B. Johnson49 - Lyndon B. Johnson
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TLS as president, one page, 7 x 10.25, White House letterhead, September 7, 1966. Letter to John W. Douglas, regretfully accepting his resignation as
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Ronald Reagan50 - Ronald Reagan
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Scarce quality manufactured Secret Service guest badge #228 issued during the administration of President Ronald Reagan, measuring 1? in diameter, fea
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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