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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Otto Frank201 - Otto Frank
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TLS in German, one page, 5.75 x 8.25, April 20, 1959. Untranslated letter about the Anne Frank Foundation and the United States’s growing interest in
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Estimates : 1,300.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Felix Frankfurter202 - Felix Frankfurter
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Bold ink signature, “Felix Frankfurter,” on an off-white Supreme Court card affixed to an attractive 6 x 9.5 album page hand-embellished with a callig
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Indira Gandhi203 - Indira Gandhi
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Glossy 4.25 x 6.5 photo of Gandhi, signed in black felt tip, “Indira Gandhi, 1966.” Reverse bears a Press Information Bureau, Government of India stam
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Rudy Giuliani and Colin Powell204 - Rudy Giuliani and Colin Powell
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Three books: a first edition of Leadership Through the Ages, softcover, signed on the title page in black felt tip by Rudy Giuliani; a limited first e
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Mikhail Gorbachev205 - Mikhail Gorbachev
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Very rare embossed calling card, 3.25 x 2, signed on the front in black ballpoint, “M. Gorbachev 6.VI.03.” In very fine condition. Accompanied by a fu
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Robert F. Kennedy206 - Robert F. Kennedy
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Ink signature, “Robert F. Kennedy,” on a section of a “Certificate of Award” document issued on December 31, 1962, matted and framed with a photo of R
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Kennedy Assassination: Nix Zapruder207 - Kennedy Assassination: Nix Zapruder
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Collection of four reels of film: first, a second-generation true copy of the historic Abraham Zapruder film of the assassination of John F. Kennedy,
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,600.00
 
 
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Alexander Kerensky208 - Alexander Kerensky
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Provisional leader of the Soviet Union (1881–1970) from July to November 1917, when he was unseated by Lenin and forced into exile. Ballpoint signatur
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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King Khalid209 - King Khalid
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King of Saudi Arabia (1913-1982) who ruled from 1975 until his death. Color semi–glossy 5.75 x 8 formal photo of King Khalid, signed in the lower bord
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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King Philip III210 - King Philip III
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King of Spain and Portugal from 1598 until his death in 1621. Manuscript DS in Spanish, signed “Yo el Rey,” one page, 8 x 12, November 15, 1620. Offic
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Francisco I. Madero211 - Francisco I. Madero
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Mexican statesman, writer, and revolutionary (born 1873) who served as the 33rd president of Mexico from 1911 until his assassination in 1913. Vintage
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Nelson Mandela212 - Nelson Mandela
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Color glossy 8 x 12 photo of the South African president speaking from a podium, signed in blue felt tip, “N. Mandela, 18.6.2000.” In fine condition.
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Guglielmo Marconi213 - Guglielmo Marconi
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Ink signature, “Guglielmo Marconi, 18 Finch Lane, Threadneedle Street, London (England),” on an off-white 5.5 x 5.5 sheet of clipped Waldorf-Astoria s
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Joseph McCarthy214 - Joseph McCarthy
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TLS signed “Joe,” one page, 8 x 10.5, United States Senate letterhead, February 5, 1952. Letter to John H. Teeter, in part: “Just received your note i
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Ezra Meeker215 - Ezra Meeker
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Signed book: The Ox Team or the Old Oregon Trail, 1852–1906. Fourth edition. NY: Ezra Meeker, 1907. Hardcover, 5.25 x 7.25, 248 pages. Signed on the f
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Golda Meir216 - Golda Meir
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TMS in English, signed in Hebrew, “Golda Meyerson,” one page, 8.25 x 10.75, no date but circa July 1935. Manuscript submitted to G. Agronsky, editor o
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Golda Meir217 - Golda Meir
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Matte-finish 4.5 x 7 photo of Meir, signed in the lower border in black ballpoint. Reverse bears a photography stamp of Alfred Bernheim. In fine condi
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Rosa Parks and James Meredith218 - Rosa Parks and James Meredith
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Two photos: a glossy 10 x 8 photo of Rosa Parks having her fingerprints taken by an Alabama police officer, signed vertically in black ink by Parks; a
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Francis W. Pickens219 - Francis W. Pickens
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Governor of South Carolina when that state became the first to secede from the USA (1805–1869). Civil War-dated ALS signed “F. W. Pickens,” one page,
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Politicians220 - Politicians
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Six books: a first edition of A Time to Heal, hardcover with dust jacket, signed and inscribed by Gerald Ford; a first edition of Humor and the Presid
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Joseph Pulitzer221 - Joseph Pulitzer
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Rare partly-printed DS, one page, 8 x 6.75, March 10, 1900. Proxy appointment reads, in part: “I, Joseph Pulitzer do hereby constitute and appoint Cha
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Queen Isabella II222 - Queen Isabella II
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Queen of Spain (1830–1904) who came to the throne as an infant in 1833 and reigned until 1868 when she was deposed in the Glorious Revolution. LS in S
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Jonas Salk223 - Jonas Salk
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Glossy 8 x 10 half-length photo of Salk in front of a construction site, signed in black felt tip. Reverse bears a Wide World Photos stamp. In fine co
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Supreme Court224 - Supreme Court
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Set of nine items signed in various ink types by eight justices of the Supreme Court, consisting mostly of 5.5 x 9 info sheets, with some inscribed. S
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Margaret Thatcher225 - Margaret Thatcher
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Signed book: The Downing Street Years. First edition, first printing. NY: HarperCollins, 1993. Hardcover with dust jacket (price-clipped), 6.25 x 9.5,
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Josip Tito226 - Josip Tito
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Longtime leader of Yugoslavia (born 1892) from 1945 until his death in 1980. Fountain pen signature of Tito dated August 9, 1961, on an off-white 6 x
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Donald Trump227 - Donald Trump
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Glossy 8 x 10 three-quarter length photo of Trump leaning on a railing, inscribed in another hand, “To Brad, Best Wishes—,” and signed in blue felt ti
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Donald Trump228 - Donald Trump
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Signed book: Crippled America. Limited first edition, numbered 5928/10000. NY: Threshold Editions, 2015. Hardcover with dust jacket, 5.75 x 8.75, 193
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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George A. Custer229 - George A. Custer
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Civil War-dated ALS signed “G. A. Custer,” one page both sides, 5 x 8.25, Head-Quarters Cavalry Brigade letterhead, August 21, 1863. Letter to General
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Estimates : 9,000.00 - 11,000.00
 
 
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George A. Custer230 - George A. Custer
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Planters National Bank check, 7 x 2.75, filled out and signed by Custer, “G. A. Custer,” payable to Grinstead & Bradley or order for $2,580.38, ...
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Estimates : 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
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George A. Custer231 - George A. Custer
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Hand-addressed mailing envelope from New York’s Fifth Avenue Hotel, 5.25 x 3, addressed by Custer to his wife, “Mrs Genl Custer, Monroe, Mich,” bearin
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Jefferson Davis232 - Jefferson Davis
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War-dated LS signed “Jeff’n Davis,” one page, lightly-lined, 7.75 x 10, Confederate States of America, Executive Department letterhead, February 9, 18
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Charles ‘Chinese’ Gordon233 - Charles ‘Chinese’ Gordon
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Intriguing archive of 17 ALSs to Charles Button in Seychelles, most signed “C. G. Gordon,” totaling 33 pages, dated 1881–1882; one is unsigned and lis
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Estimates : 7,500.00 - 8,500.00
 
 
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John Bell Hood234 - John Bell Hood
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Civil War-dated ALS signed “J. B. Hood,” four pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 7, March 11, 1864. Written from Dalton, Georgia, a letter to a colo
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Estimates : 5,500.00 - 6,500.00
 
 
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Robert E. Lee and U. S. Grant235 - Robert E. Lee and U. S. Grant
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Two items: a Civil War–dated LS signed “R. E. Lee, Genl,” at the conclusion of a letter of recommendation by William Clarke, one page, 7.75 x 7.25, Oc
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Robert E. Lee236 - Robert E. Lee
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Neat ink signature, “R. E. Lee,” on an off-white 2.5 x .75 lightly-lined slip affixed to a slightly larger card. Mounted, matted, and framed with a ca
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Robert E. Lee237 - Robert E. Lee
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ALS as superintendent of West Point, signed “R. E. Lee,” one page both sides, 8 x 9.75, May 8, 1854. Letter to Cadet W. Eugene Webster, in full: “The
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Horatio Nelson238 - Horatio Nelson
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Fantastic hand-addressed free frank, measuring 8.5 x 7 unfolded, addressed in Nelson’s hand to his sister Catherine, “London March Eighteenth, 1803, M
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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George S. Patton239 - George S. Patton
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TLS signed “G. S. Patton, Jr.,” one page, 8 x 10.5, January 11, 1919. Letter of recommendation for Sergeant First Class Kenneth O. Harter, detailing h
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Erwin Rommel240 - Erwin Rommel
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ALS in German, signed “Erwin,” one page both sides, 8.25 x 11.5, December 10, 1939. A letter to his wife, in part : "Dearest Lu! Thank you
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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William T. Sherman241 - William T. Sherman
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ALS signed “W. T. Sherman, General,” one page both sides, 5 x 8, Headquarters Army of the United States letterhead, April 22, 1876. Letter regarding a
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Anthony Wayne242 - Anthony Wayne
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Revolutionary War general (1745–1796) whose daring tactics earned him the nickname ‘Mad Anthony.’ Scalloped-topped vellum autograph document, with “Wa
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Confederate Belt Plate and Waist Belt243 - Confederate Belt Plate and Waist Belt
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An original Confederate “CSA” cast brass Atlanta Arsenal–type belt plate measuring 2 3/4? x 1 7/8?. The plate has the distinctive ruddy-ochre patina s
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,000.00
 
 
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Confederate Brogan Shoes244 - Confederate Brogan Shoes
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Pair of well-worn Confederate brogans that have had several repairs and re-soles over what looks to have been a rather tough career. The heels of the
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Confederate Foot Officer’s Sword by Boyle & Gamble245 - Confederate Foot Officer’s Sword by Boyle & Gamble
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Well-made Confederate foot officer’s sword by Boyle & Gamble patterned, more or less, after the US Model 1850 Foot Officer Sword, measuring 35 1...
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,000.00
 
 
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Excavated US Waist Belt Plate with Bullet Strike246 - Excavated US Waist Belt Plate with Bullet Strike
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A typical, “US” marked, oval, die-struck and lead-filled enlisted belt plate that was hit by a .58 caliber musket ball close to the edge nearest the “
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Mosby's Rangers Carbine247 - Mosby's Rangers Carbine
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US Model 1816 Musket converted to percussion and shortened to carbine length, used by V. M. Ramey of the 43rd Virginia Cavalry, commonly known as ‘Mos
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,000.00
 
 
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US Flag/Ensign, 13-Star248 - US Flag/Ensign, 13-Star
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Late 19th/early 20th century wool bunting flag with thirteen stars and thirteen stripes, measuring 97 x 50.5 overall with a 28.75 x 37 two-piece canto
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 4,500.00
 
 
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Gebhard Leberecht von Blucher249 - Gebhard Leberecht von Blucher
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Prussian field marshal (1742–1819) who led his army against Napoleon I at the Battle of the Nations at Leipzig in 1813, and at the Battle of Waterloo
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Omar Bradley250 - Omar Bradley
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TLS signed “Omar N. Bradley,” two pages, 7 x 10.25, Joint Chiefs of Staff letterhead, August 14, 1953. Thoughtful letter to R. J. ‘Mac’ McDuff, in par
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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