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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Francis Gary Powers251 - Francis Gary Powers
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Vintage glossy 8 x 10 photo of Powers posing in front of his KNBC helicopter, signed and inscribed in felt tip, "To Captain Ken, With my very b...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Americana: Nursing252 - Americana: Nursing
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Vintage original matte-finish 35.5 x 9.5 panoramic portrait of the 1909 roster of nurses at the Massachusetts General Hospital on Fruit Street in Bost
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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David Ben-Gurion253 - David Ben-Gurion
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Israeli commemorative cover from 1960, signed in blue ballpoint in Hebrew by David Ben-Gurion. In fine condition.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Louis Antoine de Bougainville254 - Louis Antoine de Bougainville
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ALS in French, signed “Bougainville,” one page, 7 x 9.25, January 12, 1791. Untranslated. In fine condition, with scattered light foxing.
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Richard E. Byrd255 - Richard E. Byrd
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TLS signed “R. E. Byrd,” one page, 8.5 x 11, Byrd Antarctic Expedition letterhead, March 10, 1928. Letter to Rev. Cornelius Greenway, in part: "...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Archibald Cox256 - Archibald Cox
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TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, Harvard Law School letterhead, March 16, 1995. Letter to Dale Parry, in part: "You ask whether Richard Nixon could hav...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Dalai Lama257 - Dalai Lama
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Signed book: Freedom In Exile: The Autobiography of the Dalai Lama. Calcutta: Rupa & Co. Softcover, 5.25 x 8.5, 308 pages. Signed on the title p...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Dalai Lama258 - Dalai Lama
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Color semi-glossy 6.5 x 8 photo of the Dalai Lama in a seated pose, signed in Tibetan in blue ballpoint. In fine condition, with trimmed edges. Accomp
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Dalai Lama259 - Dalai Lama
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Color glossy 3.5 x 5 cardstock photo of the Dalai Lama with his hands clasped, signed in Tibetan in blue ballpoint. In fine condition.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Dalai Lama and Heinrich Harrer260 - Dalai Lama and Heinrich Harrer
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Two items: a matte-finish 3.5 x 5.5 postcard photo of the Dalai Lama, signed in the lower border in Tibetan in blue ink; and a color semi-glossy 4 x 5
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Lee De Forest261 - Lee De Forest
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TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, personal letterhead, November 10, 1955. Letter to Otis Fitchett, in part: "The lovely necktie which your wife painted ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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First Day Covers262 - First Day Covers
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Collection of over 150 commemorative covers and FDCs signed by a wide variety of scientists, politicians, athletes, military personnel, aviators, arti
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Sigmund Freud: Ernest Jones263 - Sigmund Freud: Ernest Jones
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ALS, one page both sides, 5.25 x 7, personal letterhead, no date. Letter to Thomas Horder about recent developments in the medical field. In full: &...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Sigmund Freud: Ernest Jones264 - Sigmund Freud: Ernest Jones
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TLS, one page both sides, 5 x 7, personal letterhead, March 18. Letter to "Dr. Saul," in part: "About my terrible sentence I would re...
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Indira Gandhi265 - Indira Gandhi
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Two ink signatures of Indira Gandhi, one on a beige 6 x 4 album page dated "11. 11. 56," and the other on an off-white 5.5 x 3 card dated ...
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Rajiv Gandhi266 - Rajiv Gandhi
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FDC with a stamp honoring Eleanor Roosevelt, signed in fountain pen by Rajiv Gandhi and dated 1986. Encapsulated in a PSA/DNA authentication holder. I
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Alger Hiss267 - Alger Hiss
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FDC with a cachet honoring the 30th anniversary of the United Nations, signed in blue ballpoint, "Alger Hiss, April 18, 1979." In fine con...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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J. Edgar Hoover268 - J. Edgar Hoover
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Vintage matte-finish 9 x 11.5 photo of the FBI director by renowned portrait photographer Fabian Bachrach, signed and inscribed in the lower border in
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J. Edgar Hoover269 - J. Edgar Hoover
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TLS, one page, 8 x 7, Federal Bureau of Investigation letterhead, August 28, 1957. Letter to Henry B. Donovan in California, in part: "I apprec...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Huang Hua270 - Huang Hua
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Felt tip signature of Huang Hua on an off-white 4.5 x 2.25 sheet with typed notations. In fine condition.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Israeli Leaders271 - Israeli Leaders
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Collection of five commemorative covers, each signed by an Israeli leader, including: Yitzhak Rabin, Shimon Peres, Itzahk Shamir, Chaim Herzog, and Ep
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Israeli Prime Ministers272 - Israeli Prime Ministers
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Three photos of prime ministers of Israel, ranging in size from 3.5 x 5 to 5.5 x 8, individually signed in black felt tip by the subjects: Menachem Be
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Robert F. Kennedy273 - Robert F. Kennedy
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Embossed Department of Justice card for the Attorney General, 4 x 2.5, signed boldly in black ink by Robert F. Kennedy. In fine condition, with a ligh
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Robert F. Kennedy274 - Robert F. Kennedy
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TLS signed “Bob Kennedy,” one page, 7 x 9, Attorney General letterhead, December 11, 1962. Letter to Harold R. Moskovit, New York State President of t
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Ted Kennedy275 - Ted Kennedy
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Group lot of seven TLSs from Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy, each signed “Ted,” each one page, dated between 1968 and 1993, United States Senate an
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Kennedy Assassination: Maurice McDonald276 - Kennedy Assassination: Maurice McDonald
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Group lot of six items signed by Maurice McDonald, the Dallas police officer who arrested Lee Harvey Oswald a little more than an hour after the Novem
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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King Alfonso XII of Spain277 - King Alfonso XII of Spain
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LS in French, signed “Alfonso de Borbon y Borbon,” one page, 10 x 14.25, January 16, 1875. Official letter of state to "His Royal Highness the ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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King Edward VII278 - King Edward VII
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Fountain pen signature, "Albert Edward, November 18/92," on an off-white 7 x 9 guestbook page, which is also signed by Princess Mary Adela...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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King Edward VIII279 - King Edward VIII
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Christmas card from 1927, measuring 11.5 x 8 open, featuring an image of St. James's Palace on the front, signed and inscribed in ink, "Jac...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Lindbergh Kidnapping: John F. Condon280 - Lindbergh Kidnapping: John F. Condon
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Signed book: Jafsie Tells All! Revealing the Inside Story of the Lindbergh–Hauptmann Case. NY: Jonathan Lee Publishing, 1936. Hardcover, 5.75 x 8.25,
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Mary of Teck281 - Mary of Teck
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ALS signed “Mary,” one page both sides, 4.5 x 7.25, Sandringham, Norfolk letterhead, January 28, 1934. Letter to her nephew “Dearest George,” in full:
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Medicine: AIDS Research282 - Medicine: AIDS Research
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Group lot of six items signed by one or more notable AIDS researchers, including: Jean-Claude Chermann (signature on a white 8.25 x 4.75 sheet), Luc M
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Mother Teresa283 - Mother Teresa
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Color satin-finish 10 x 8 photo, signed in black ballpoint, "God bless you, M. Teresa MC." In very good to fine condition, with a light ve...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Benito Mussolini284 - Benito Mussolini
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Fountain pen signature, "Mussolini,” on an off-white 3 x 3.75 sheet dated April 3, 1939. Matted with a portrait to an overall size of 11 x 14. ...
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Rosa Parks285 - Rosa Parks
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Commemorative cover honoring Martin Luther King, Jr., signed in black felt tip by Rosa Parks. In very fine condition.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Nancy Pelosi286 - Nancy Pelosi
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ALS signed “Nancy,” one page, 7 x 4.5, Speaker of the House letterhead, January 6, [2007]. Letter to the Hon. Ike Skelton, who represented Missouri in
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Shimon Peres287 - Shimon Peres
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Two items: a color glossy 10 x 8 close-up photo of Shimon Peres, signed and inscribed in black felt tip; and a photocopy of the "Declaration of...
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Pope Benedict XVI288 - Pope Benedict XVI
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Signed book: Offnen wir unser Herz. Leipzig: Editions Radio Vatikan/St. Benno-Verlag. Hardcover, 4.25 x 6.25, 144 pages. Signed on the half-title page
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Miguel Primo de Rivera289 - Miguel Primo de Rivera
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Vintage matte-finish 7.75 x 10.75 portrait of the Prime Minister of Spain wearing a handsome pinstripe suit, signed in fountain pen, "M. Primo ...
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Prince Charles290 - Prince Charles
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Uncommon color glossy 2.75 x 4 photo of Prince Charles in a handsome seated pose, signed on the mount in fountain pen, "Charles, 1987." Di...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Yitzhak Rabin291 - Yitzhak Rabin
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Two items: a color 10 x 8 cardstock photo of Rabin shaking the hand of Yassir Arafat during the signing of the Oslo Accords, signed in the lower borde
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Haile Selassie292 - Haile Selassie
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Vintage fountain pen signature of Haile Selassie, "H. R. R. 1936," on an off-white 4.75 x 3 album page, which is also signed by his daught...
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Supreme Court293 - Supreme Court
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Five typescripts of Supreme Court opinions, mostly disbound, each signed by an associated justice, including: Clarence Thomas (Godinez v. Moran), Byro
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Supreme Court294 - Supreme Court
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Collection of 12 covers signed by justices of the Supreme Court, including: Sandra Day O'Connor, Anthony Kennedy, William H. Rehnquist, Lewis F....
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Supreme Court295 - Supreme Court
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Group lot of seven items individually signed by a justice of the Supreme Court, including: Warren E. Burger (card), Tom C. Clark (SP), Elena Kagan (SP
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Margaret Thatcher296 - Margaret Thatcher
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TLS, one page, 4.75 x 7.5, House of Commons letterhead, April 27, 1965. Letter to N. C. Hurst, in full: "Thank you very much for your letter. I...
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Margaret Thatcher297 - Margaret Thatcher
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Three items signed in felt tip by Margaret Thatcher, including a satin-finish 4 x 6.75 photo, a bookplate, and a light green slip corner-mounted below
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Titanic: Dean and Shuman298 - Titanic: Dean and Shuman
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Two letters from Titanic survivors Millvina Dean and Eleanor Shuman: an ALS signed "Millvina," one page, 5 x 7.5, Titanic Ship of Dreams l...
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Duke and Duchess of Windsor299 - Duke and Duchess of Windsor
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Fountain pen signatures, "Edward, Duke of Windsor" and "Wallis, Duchess of Windsor,” on an off-white 5.5 x 4 stationery card bearing ...
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Henry Dearborn300 - Henry Dearborn
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Archive of 26 documents related "A Republican Institution in the Town of Boston," dated from 1818 to 1892, including two early documents s...
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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