RR Auction: Fine Autographs & Artifacts

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RR Auction is a globally recognized and trusted auction house specializing in rare and remarkable documents, manuscripts, autographs, and historical artifacts. Among the highlights of this month’s sale are a special autograph sheet from Abraham Lincoln and his ‘Team of Rivals’ cabinet, a handwritten letter by the heroic Oskar Schindler, a massive signed photo of Charles Dickens, and a silver medal from the 1932 Los Angeles Summer Olympics. Join us as we prepare to make history selling history in September 2016.
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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John D. Rockefeller151 - John D. Rockefeller
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Sought-after partly-printed DS, signed “J. D. Rockefeller,” one page, 11.75 x 7.75, May 31, 1889. Stock certificate for one hundred shares in the Stan
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Estimates : 2,800.00 - 3,200.00
 
 
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John D. Rockefeller152 - John D. Rockefeller
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LS, one page, 4.75 x 6.5, Pocantico Hills letterhead, March 27, 1915. Letter to Miss Huntly, in full: “We are grateful for the sympathy of yourself an
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Samuel Colt153 - Samuel Colt
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ALS signed “Sam. Colt,” one page, 4.75 x 7.75, February 1, 1860. Brief letter to George F. Andrews, in full: “This is to comply with your request.” In
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Thomas Edison154 - Thomas Edison
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Signed book: Edison: His Life and Inventions, Volume I. First edition. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1910. Hardcover, 5.75 x 8.5, 472 pages. Signed a
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Thomas Edison155 - Thomas Edison
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Remarkable printed patent schematic diagram, signed “Thomas Alva Edison,” one page, 16 x 22, no date but circa 1880. Schematic submitted to the govern
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Estimates : 25,000.00 - 30,000.00
 
 
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Albert Einstein156 - Albert Einstein
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ALS in German, signed “A. Einstein,” one page, 5 x 8, September 30, 1936. Letter to important Jewish philanthropist Jacob Billikopf, in full (translat
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Estimates : 6,000.00 - 8,000.00
 
 
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Albert Einstein157 - Albert Einstein
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AQS in German, signed “A. Einstein, 1930,” on an off-white 7.5 5.25 sheet, in full : “Only longing makes search successful.” Encapsulated
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Enrico Fermi158 - Enrico Fermi
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Physicist (1901–1954) who became the first to split the atom and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1938 for his developments in harnessing nu
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Robert Fulton159 - Robert Fulton
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Extraordinary original drawing of a submarine moored offshore accomplished by Fulton in ink and watercolor on an off-white 18.75 x 13 sheet, identifie
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Sigmund Freud160 - Sigmund Freud
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ALS in German, signed “Freud,” one page, 5.25 x 8.25, personal letterhead, June 10, 1912. Letter to a fellow doctor, in full (translated): "Sim...
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Estimates : 3,500.00 - 4,500.00
 
 
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Pope Pius IX161 - Pope Pius IX
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Handsome red leather shoe with leather sole attributed to Pope Pius IX, measuring 11.25? long, featuring discolored yellow-gold bands trimming the edg
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Estimates : 6,000.00 - 8,000.00
 
 
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Brigham Young162 - Brigham Young
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LS, one page, 5.25 x 8.5, April 12, 1860. Letter to “Bro. Horace,” written from “Great Salt Lake City.” In full: “In making these purchases it may be
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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David Ben-Gurion163 - David Ben-Gurion
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TLS in Hebrew, one page, 5.5 x 7.5, official letterhead, September 6, 1955. Letter to Prime Minister Moshe Sharett, written while serving as minister
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Emperor Meiji164 - Emperor Meiji
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DS in Japanese, one page, 23.25 x 17.75, circa 1890–1912. Untranslated document in which the emperor of Japan confers the Order of the Rising Sun upon
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Freeman Freeman-Thomas, 1st Marquess of Willingdon165 - Freeman Freeman-Thomas, 1st Marquess of Willingdon
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British politician (1866–1941) who served as governor-general of Canada and as viceroy and governor-general of India. Scarce matte-finish 6 x 8 full-l
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Napoleon166 - Napoleon
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Manuscript DS in French, signed “Bounoparte,” one page, 8.5 x 13.5, no date but circa 1796. Untranslated official missive written by Captain Chauvin,
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Napoleon167 - Napoleon
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LS signed “Np,” one page, 6.75 x 7.25, March 15, 1812. Letter to Minister for War Jean-Girard Lacuee, Comte de Cessac, with instructions for providing
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Chaim Weizmann168 - Chaim Weizmann
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Jewish chemist and statesman (1874–1952) who helped secure the Balfour Declaration of 1917, served as president of the World Zionist Organization, and
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Chaim Weizmann169 - Chaim Weizmann
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TLS signed “Ch. Weizmann,” one page, 4.5 x 6.25, Oakwood letterhead, December 23, 1932. Letter to journalist Aron G. Hermoni. In part: “I am extremely
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Estimates : 700.00 - 900.00
 
 
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Chaim Weizmann170 - Chaim Weizmann
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Uncommon oversized matte-finish 8.75 x 11.5 portrait by Alfred Bernheim affixed to a 10 x 14 mount, signed and inscribed on the mount in black ink, “T
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Queen Isabella171 - Queen Isabella
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Manuscript DS in Spanish, signed “Yo la Reyna,” one page both sides, 8 x 11.75, January 15, 1501. Document ordering the queen’s chamberlain, Sancho de
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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King James I172 - King James I
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King of England and Ireland (1566–1625) under whom the ‘Golden Age’ of Elizabethan literature and drama continued. Untranslated LS in Early Modern Eng
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Marie Antoinette173 - Marie Antoinette
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Manuscript DS in French, signed “Payez, Marie Antoinette,” one page, 9.5 x 14.25, December 1786. Document issued at Versailles addressed to the treasu
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Estimates : 7,000.00 - 9,000.00
 
 
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Queen Victoria174 - Queen Victoria
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Partly-printed vellum DS, signed “Victoria R,” one page, 15 x 10.5, November 18, 1837. Queen Victoria appoints “Our Most Dear Cousin Prince George Wil
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Franz Ferdinand175 - Franz Ferdinand
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Archduke of Austria (1863–1914) whose assassination precipitated the start of World War I. ALS in pencil in German, signed “Franz,” three pages on two
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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King Edward VIII176 - King Edward VIII
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Partly-printed DS, signed as king, “Edward R. I.,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 8.5 x 13.25, November 21, 1936. Conferral of the Decoration of
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Wallis, Duchess of Windsor177 - Wallis, Duchess of Windsor
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Lovely and uncommon matte-finish 4.75 x 7 candid photo of the duchess standing on the sidewalk, signed in fountain pen, “Wallis Windsor.” In fine cond
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Princess Diana178 - Princess Diana
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ALS signed “Diana,” three pages on two sheets, 4.75 x 7.5, Kensington Palace letterhead, December 25, 1987. Letter to Janet Filderman, in full: “You a
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Arthur Rostron179 - Arthur Rostron
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Captain of the Carpathia (1869–1940) responsible for rescuing Titanic survivors on the morning of April 15, 1912. Exceedingly rare matte-finish 5 x 8
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Edward J. Smith180 - Edward J. Smith
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Scarce partly-printed DS, signed “E. J. Smith,” one page, 7.75 x 6, 1895. A certificate of discharge issued to S. Taylor, a boatswain on board the Maj
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Titanic181 - Titanic
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Partly-printed document, one page, 8.5 x 13.5, notated April 12, 1913. Writ issued by Oppenheimer, Blandford & Co., in the matter “Between Vana ...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Squire Boone182 - Squire Boone
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American frontiersman, hunter, soldier, and politician (1744–1815) best known as the brother of Daniel Boone. Manuscript DS, one page, 11.75 x 8, Augu
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Daniel Boone183 - Daniel Boone
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Rare ADS, one page, 6.5 x 8, November 23, 1784. Boone confirms receipt of a payment for surveying work in Fayette County, Kentucky. In part: “Rec’d…of
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Estimates : 8,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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William F. ‘Buffalo Bill’ Cody184 - William F. ‘Buffalo Bill’ Cody
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Ink signature, “Dec. 1872. Chicago, Ills. W. F. Cody,” on an off-white 4.75 x 2 slip, matted and framed with a color postcard depicting the Wild West
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Geronimo185 - Geronimo
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Highly sought-after pencil signature, “Geronimo,” on an off-white 3.5 x 1.75 slip affixed within a leatherbound scrapbook containing about thirty affi
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Estimates : 7,000.00 - 8,000.00
 
 
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Roald Amundsen186 - Roald Amundsen
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Desirable signed book in Norwegian: Nordvest–Passagen. First edition. Kristania: H. Aschenhoug & Co., 1907. Hardcover, 6.5 x 9.25, 511 pages. Si...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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William Jennings Bryan187 - William Jennings Bryan
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Two items: a TLS signed “W. J. Bryan,” one page, 7.5 x 10.5, Department of State letterhead, May 8, 1915. Letter to Oscar Strauss, in part: “I receive
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Thomas Hart Benton188 - Thomas Hart Benton
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Longtime senator of Missouri (1782—1858) who was a strong advocate of westward expansion of the United States. Two ALSs signed “T. H. Benton” and “Tho
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Aaron Burr189 - Aaron Burr
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Manuscript DS, one page, 9.5 x 2.5, April 20, 1790. Receipt of payment, in part: “Rec’d of Mr. Van Allen the sum of twenty pounds on account of fees d
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Andy Card190 - Andy Card
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Color glossy 14 x 11 photo of Card informing President Bush of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, signed in silver ink, “On 9-11-2001: ‘
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Andrew Carnegie191 - Andrew Carnegie
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ALS in pencil, one page, 7.75 x 9.75, Cluny Castle, Kingussie letterhead, no date. Letter to ‘Mr. Editor,’ in full: “Ridling has hurried this for toda
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Chiang Kai-shek192 - Chiang Kai-shek
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Desirable matte-finish 3.75 x 5.75 head-and-shoulders photo of Chiang Kai-shek, boldly signed in black ink in Chinese. In very fine condition.
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Henry Clay and Daniel Webster193 - Henry Clay and Daniel Webster
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Neat ink signature of Henry Clay, “H. Clay,” on an off-white slip clipped from a document; and an ink signature of Daniel Webster, “Danl. Webster,” on
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Joseph Cosey: Benjamin Franklin194 - Joseph Cosey: Benjamin Franklin
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American forger (1887-1950?) who forged letters from American luminaries. Joseph Cosey forgery of a document signed by Benjamin Franklin, one page, 7.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Dalai Lama195 - Dalai Lama
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Wonderful color glossy 8.5 x 11 photo of the Dalai Lama with his hands pressed together in prayer during a conference, signed in black felt tip. In fi
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Dalai Lama196 - Dalai Lama
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Exceptional matte-finish 7.5 x 10 photo of a young Dalai Lama in a seated position, affixed to its original 12 x 15 mount, signed on the mount in Tibe
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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James Buchanan Eads197 - James Buchanan Eads
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American civil engineer and inventor (1820–1887) who holds more than 50 patents; during the Civil War, Eads constructed several ironclad ships for the
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Edward Everett198 - Edward Everett
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Two ALSs, signed “E. Everett” and “Edward Everett,” five total pages, both 7.75 x 9.75. The first, dated November 22, 1833, in part: “I now return you
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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William Fargo199 - William Fargo
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Partly-printed DS, signed “Wm. G. Fargo,” one page, 12 x 9.5, February 1, 1869. Certificate for 25 shares of stock in the American Merchants Union Exp
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Father E. J. Flanagan200 - Father E. J. Flanagan
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Glossy 7.75 x 10 photo of Father Flanagan in his clerical collar, signed and inscribed in fountain pen to noted autograph collector George Sanders, “S
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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