RR Auction: Fine Autographs and Artifacts Featuring John F. Kennedy

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Opening with a section commemorating President John F. Kennedy's life and legacy, RR Auction's November Fine Autographs and Artifacts sale features a multitude of rare and remarkable pieces of the past. Boasting well over 1,100 items spanning all fields, some top auction items include JFK's personally-worn presidential suit; incredible letters from artists like Cezanne, Renoir, Dali, Monet, and Toulouse-Lautrec; and great signed Hollywood photographs of the Our Gang cast, the Marx Brothers, and Grace Kelly. Also featured is a section comprised of items belonging to the late Boston drummer Sib Hashian, which will culminate in a LIVE sale of headlining lots on November 7th. 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 November 2019.
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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Abraham Lincoln102 - Abraham Lincoln
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Bold ink signature, "A. Lincoln,” on an off-white 2.25 x .75 slip. Mounted, matted, and framed with an engraved portrait (bearing a facsimile s...
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Abraham Lincoln103 - Abraham Lincoln
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Bold ink signature as president, "A. Lincoln, May 21, 1861,” on an off-white 4.5 x 1 slip clipped from the close of a letter, with the end of o...
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,000.00
 
 
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Abraham Lincoln104 - Abraham Lincoln
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Scarce lithographic broadside of the Emancipation Proclamation, 21 x 27.5, with "The original entirely designed and executed with a Pen by Gilm...
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Abraham Lincoln: Otis J. Andrews105 - Abraham Lincoln: Otis J. Andrews
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ALS signed “O. J. Andrews,” one page both sides, 8 x 10, November 8, 1864. In full: "I have on this day voted for Abraham Lincoln for President...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Andrew Johnson106 - Andrew Johnson
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Two items, including a handwritten draft in pencil by Johnson and a leatherbound autograph book containing a ticket to his impeachment hearings. Handw
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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U. S. Grant107 - U. S. Grant
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Autograph endorsement as president, one page, 3.5 x 7.75, clipped from the second integral page of a request letter sent to Grant on September 28, 186
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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James A. Garfield108 - James A. Garfield
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ALS as an Ohio congressman, signed “J. A. Garfield,” one page both sides, 5 x 8, House of Representatives letterhead, June 19, 1878. Letter to Glenni
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Grover Cleveland109 - Grover Cleveland
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Two handwritten letters from President Grover Cleveland, six total pages, 5 x 8, Executive Mansion letterhead, both addressed to George W. Hayward, a
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Grover Cleveland110 - Grover Cleveland
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Partly-printed DS, one page, 8 x 10, February 17, 1896. President Cleveland authorizes and directs the "Secretary of State to cause the Seal of...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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William McKinley111 - William McKinley
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ALS signed “W. McKinley,” one page, 4.25 x 6.75, Glenmere letterhead, July 29, 1894. In full: "I enclosed warrant signed, which you can deliver...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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William McKinley and Benjamin Harrison112 - William McKinley and Benjamin Harrison
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Circa 1884 leather-bound autograph book, 7.5 x 9.5, signed inside on separate pages in ink, "Wm. McKInley, Jr., Canton, Ohio" and "Be...
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Theodore Roosevelt113 - Theodore Roosevelt
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Handwritten notes in pencil by Theodore Roosevelt on an off-white 8 x 10 sheet, unsigned, no date (circa 1917), which reads, in full: "Mayor Mi...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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William H. Taft114 - William H. Taft
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TLS as president signed “Wm. H. Taft,” one page, 7 x 8.75, White House letterhead, March 12, 1912. Letter to "Old Man," Secretary of the T...
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Calvin Coolidge115 - Calvin Coolidge
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TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, personal letterhead, November 28, 1932. Letter to George Horace Lorimer, the editor of The Saturday Evening Post, in full: ...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Calvin Coolidge116 - Calvin Coolidge
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DS as president, one page, 10.25 x 14, June 5, 1924. President Coolidge authorizes a diplomat to sign a treaty, in part: "Reposing special trus...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Calvin Coolidge117 - Calvin Coolidge
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Distinguished matte-finish 7.5 x 11.25 portrait of Coolidge, signed and inscribed in the lower border in fountain pen, "To E. S. Hooley, With r...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Herbert Hoover118 - Herbert Hoover
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Uncommon ALS in pencil, one page, 8.25 x 6.75, Western Union letterhead, November 4, 1928. Letter to "David Hinshaw, Republican National Commit...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Herbert Hoover119 - Herbert Hoover
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Printed reading copy of his speech 'The Success of Recovery' used during his campaign as the incumbent president in 1932, 75 pages, signed a...
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Estimates : 7,500.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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Franklin D. Roosevelt120 - Franklin D. Roosevelt
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TLS as president, one page, 7 x 8.75, White House letterhead, February 16, 1937. Letter to James D. Evans, in full: "I want you to know how gre...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Harry S. Truman121 - Harry S. Truman
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Vintage glossy 8 x 10 photo of Truman holding up the iconic 'Dewey Defeats Truman' issue of the Chicago Tribune, signed and inscribed on the...
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Estimates : 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
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Harry S. Truman122 - Harry S. Truman
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TLS as president, one page, 7 x 8.75, White House letterhead, May 18, 1945. Letter to Secretary of State Edward Stettinius, Jr., in full: "Appr...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Harry S. Truman123 - Harry S. Truman
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Handsome glossy 7 x 9 photo of President Truman as a young man in his Missouri National Guard uniform, signed in black ballpoint, "Harry S. Tru...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Harry S. Truman124 - Harry S. Truman
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TLS as president, two pages, 8 x 10.5, White House letterhead, August 2, 1946. Letter to Dr. John Roy Steelman, his White House Chief of Staff, in ful
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Dwight D. Eisenhower125 - Dwight D. Eisenhower
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TLS as president, one page, 7.25 x 10.25, White House letterhead, February 18, 1960. Official letter issued to the "Members of the White House ...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Dwight D. Eisenhower126 - Dwight D. Eisenhower
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TLS, one page, 7.2 x 510.5, personal letterhead, July 12, 1961. Letter to "Lodo," Arthur V. Lodovichetti, the president of the White House...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Richard Nixon127 - Richard Nixon
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ALS signed “RN,” one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, January 24, 1983. Letter to columnist Aileen Mehle, known by the pen name "Suzy&qu...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Richard Nixon128 - Richard Nixon
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Archive of 81 documents from the papers of Paul W. Keyes, highlighted by a 10-page July 1967 professional critique of Nixon's image on televisio...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Jimmy Carter129 - Jimmy Carter
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ALS as president, one page, 6.75 x 8.75, White House letterhead, April 22, 1977. Brief letter to Joe Hall, in full: "Thanks for your good advic...
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,000.00
 
 
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Ronald Reagan130 - Ronald Reagan
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Ronald Reagan's personally-owned and -worn maroon Countess Mara 'Sistine Satin' foulard necktie, with accompanying ALS from Reagan on hi...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Ronald Reagan131 - Ronald Reagan
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ALS signed “Dutch,” one page, 5.75 x 3.75, White House letterhead, October 5. Letter to WGN president Ward L. Quaal, in full: "Just received yo...
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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George Bush132 - George Bush
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ALS, one page both sides, 6.25 x 4.25, vice presidential letterhead, September 2, 1983. Letter to "Bruce," in full: "I write this fro...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Bill Clinton Impeachment Committee133 - Bill Clinton Impeachment Committee
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Color satin-finish 14 x 11 photo of the House managers in the impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton, signed in the lower border in black felt ti
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Barack Obama134 - Barack Obama
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Color glossy 10 x 8 photo of Senator Barack Obama waving to a crowd after delivering a speech, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, "To Ray—...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Barack Obama135 - Barack Obama
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Rare ALS as president, one page, 6.5 x 4, White House stationery card, postmarked January 11, 2010. Letter to Jennifer Cline, in full: "Thanks ...
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Estimates : 15,000.00 - 20,000.00
 
 
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Presidential Podium Seal136 - Presidential Podium Seal
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Handsome hand-painted presidential podium seal, measuring 11.75? in diameter and 1? thick, with "Seal of the President of the United States,&qu...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Three Presidents137 - Three Presidents
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Color satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of the three presidents together, signed in the lower border in black felt tip, "Gerald R. Ford, 38th President...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Vice Presidential Podium Seal138 - Vice Presidential Podium Seal
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Desirable circa 1960s hand-painted vice-presidential seal designed for use on the vice president's podium during speeches. The seal measures app...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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George Bush139 - George Bush
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ALS as president, one page, 6.5 x 4.25, The President stationery card, August 22, 1991. Written from Kennebunkport, a letter to Carmella Rizzo, the re
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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George Bush140 - George Bush
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TLS signed “George,” one page, 6.5 x 9, personal letterhead, December 2, 1987. Letter to J. Knox McConnell, the president of the First National Bank o
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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George Bush141 - George Bush
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ALS signed “George,” one page both sides, 6.5 x 4.25, Vice President card letterhead, August 1, 1983. Letter to Philip Habib, President Reagan's...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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George Bush142 - George Bush
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TLS, one page, 6.5 x 8.5, personal letterhead, September 9, 1996. Letter to former Florida Congressman William Lehman, in full: "Jeb told me ab...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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George Bush143 - George Bush
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Glossy 10 x 8.25 photo of Bush standing in front of the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, signed and inscribed in the lower in black felt
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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George Bush144 - George Bush
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Two items: a glossy 8 x 9.75 photo of Bush outside the office of the United Nations, signed and inscribed in the lower border in black felt tip, &qu...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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George Bush145 - George Bush
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TLS, one page on a 6.5 x 4.25 Vice President stationery card, October 14, 1986. Letter to David R. Friedman and family, in full: "Thank you for...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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George Bush146 - George Bush
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Two items: an ALS signed "George Bush," one page on a 6.5 x 4.5 personal stationery card, in part, "I appreciate your interest and wo...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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George Bush147 - George Bush
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Appealing glossy 8 x 10 photo of George Bush with arms folded in a half-length pose, signed in silver ink. In very fine condition.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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George and Barbara Bush148 - George and Barbara Bush
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Two items: an autograph book compiled by a member of the Falconer family in Kennebunkport, signed inside and inscribed inside in ink, "Kerry—Be...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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George W. Bush149 - George W. Bush
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Satin-finish 5 x 7 photo of George W. Bush as the Governor of Texas, signed in silver ink. Typed notation on reverse dates the signature to Austin in
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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George W. Bush150 - George W. Bush
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Texas Rangers souvenir baseball signed and inscribed in black felt tip on a side panel, "To Travis, Best wishes, G. W. Bush." In fine cond...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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George W. Bush151 - George W. Bush
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Off-white snapback cap for the 2000 presidential campaign of George W. Bush, with crown embroidered in blue and red thread, "Bush, 2000," ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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