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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Theodore Roosevelt202 - Theodore Roosevelt
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TLS as president, one page, 6.75 x 7.75, White House letterhead, June 14, 1903. Letter to Dr. Newton M. Schaffer, in full: "Mrs. Roosevelt has ...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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William H. Taft203 - William H. Taft
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Partly-printed DS as president, signed “Wm. H. Taft,” one page, 16.75 x 13.75, February 4, 1911. President Taft appoints Wilbert I. Freeman as "...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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William H. Taft204 - William H. Taft
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Manuscript DS as president, signed “Wm. H. Taft,” one page, 10.5 x 13.75, April 5, 1910. President Taft appoints Major General Leonard Wood of the Uni
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Harry S. Truman205 - Harry S. Truman
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Three TLSs, each one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, dated from 1953–1958. Truman writes to Ken Browne, in part: "Mrs. Truman and I mor...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Harry S. Truman206 - Harry S. Truman
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TLS, one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, January 10, 1956. Letter to Lt. Col. Zeb Strickland, in part: "It was a pleasure to meet your ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Harry S. Truman207 - Harry S. Truman
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Vintage glossy 10 x 8 full-length photo of President Truman shaking hands with Italian Prime Minister Alcide De Gasperi, signed and inscribed in fount
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Donald Trump208 - Donald Trump
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Very rare canvas print featuring the presidential oath of office, 8 x 8, prominently signed in black felt tip by Donald Trump. In very fine condition,
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Donald Trump209 - Donald Trump
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Color glossy 8 x 10 photo of Trump throwing out a pitch for a Jimmy Fund fundraiser at Fenway Park, prominently signed in black felt tip. In fine cond
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Donald Trump210 - Donald Trump
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DS, one page, 8.5 x 11, no date but circa late 1980s. Letter of agreement between Benjamin and Gloria Engel and Donald Trump, in which the latter assi
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Donald Trump211 - Donald Trump
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Color glossy 10 x 8 photo of Donald Trump with former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, signed in black felt tip by Trump. In very f
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Donald Trump212 - Donald Trump
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Signed book: The Art of the Deal. Later printing. NY: Random House, 1987. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.5 x 9.5, 246 pages. Signed on the half-title p
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Benjamin Franklin213 - Benjamin Franklin
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Vellum manuscript DS, signed “B. Franklin,” one page, 15.75 x 13.5, October 15, 1787. As president of the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania, F
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Estimates : 12,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
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Samuel Huntington214 - Samuel Huntington
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Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Connecticut (1731-1796) and seventh president of the Continental Congress. Partly-printed DS, signed “S
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Thomas Lynch, Jr215 - Thomas Lynch, Jr
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Signer of the Declaration of Independence from South Carolina (1749–1779); his father had served in the Continental Congress from 1775 to 1776 but had
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Estimates : 18,000.00 - 20,000.00
 
 
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John Penn216 - John Penn
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Signer of the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation as a representative of North Carolina (1741-1781). Ink endorsement signatu
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Benjamin Rush217 - Benjamin Rush
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Uncommon manuscript DS, signed “Benj'n Rush,” one page, 9.25 x 15.5, October 10, 1793. A petition to the "President & Directors of the ...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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James Wilson218 - James Wilson
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Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Pennsylvania (1742–1798), and one of only six men who signed both the Declaration and the US Constituti
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sanford B. Dole219 - Sanford B. Dole
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First president of the Republic of Hawaii and founder of the Hawaiian Pineapple Company (1844–1926). Manuscript DS, three pages on two adjoining sheet
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Thomas Prence220 - Thomas Prence
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English-born colonist (c. 1601–1673) who arrived in Plymouth in November 1621 on the ship Fortune, and went on to serve as governor of Plymouth Colony
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Estimates : 6,500.00 - 7,500.00
 
 
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Malcolm X221 - Malcolm X
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ALS signed “As Salaam Alaikum, Malcolm X. Little,” four pages, 8.5 x 11, September 27, 1950. Letter to "Commissioner MacDowell," written w...
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Estimates : 8,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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W. E. B. DuBois222 - W. E. B. DuBois
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ALS signed “W. E. B. DuBois,” one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, July 20, 1959. Letter to Ken Browne, in part: "Thank you for your kin...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Nelson Mandela223 - Nelson Mandela
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Limited edition color 24.5 x 19 lithograph entitled 'The Harbour' from Mandela's 'My Robben Island' suite, numbered 161/500, sig...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Nelson Mandela224 - Nelson Mandela
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Gorgeous limited edition color 24 x 18.5 lithograph entitled 'The Lighthouse' from Mandela's 'My Robben Island' suite, numbered ...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Nelson Mandela225 - Nelson Mandela
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Magnificent color glossy 10 x 15 official portrait of the important South African president, neatly signed in white ink during his term in office, &...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Raoul Wallenberg226 - Raoul Wallenberg
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Scarce DS, in German and Hungarian, quickly signed with an ink scribble (as he commonly did on documents of this type), one page, 8.25 x 13.25, Septem
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Estimates : 6,000.00 - 8,000.00
 
 
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John Jacob Astor227 - John Jacob Astor
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LS, one page, 7.75 x 10, August 8, 1834. Letter to Peter Smith, in full: "Your favor of the 6th inst has been recd, sending your check for $100...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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P. T. Barnum228 - P. T. Barnum
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Vintage ink signature, "Truly yours, P. T. Barnum, Nov. 10th, 1881,” on an off-white 3.75 x 2 clipped card affixed to a slightly larger sheet. ...
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Warren Buffett229 - Warren Buffett
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TLS signed “Warren E. Buffett,” one page, 8.5 x 11, Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. letterhead, September 2, 1997. Letter to Edward Bell, in part: "I ...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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John D. Rockefeller230 - John D. Rockefeller
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TLS, one page, 8 x 10.25, personal letterhead, June 7, 1921. Letter to Mrs. Inscho, a family friend, in full: "I am sending you a little token ...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Henry Wells and William Fargo231 - Henry Wells and William Fargo
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Partly-printed DS, signed “Henry Wells" and "Wm. G. Fargo,” one page, 11.5 x 7.5, October 19, 1865. Handsomely engraved stock certificate ...
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Joseph Banks232 - Joseph Banks
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Supremely important naturalist (1743-1820), best remembered for his expedition to Newfoundland and Labrador, his participation in James Cook's f...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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John Flamsteed233 - John Flamsteed
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English astronomer (1646–1719) who was named the first Astronomer Royal, remembered for preparing a 3,000-star catalogue, making the first recorded ob
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Charles Darwin234 - Charles Darwin
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ALS signed “Ch. Darwin,” one page both sides, 5 x 8, personal letterhead, June 1, 1862. Two weeks after the publication of Fertilisation of Orchids (h
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Estimates : 6,000.00 - 8,000.00
 
 
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DNA: Francis Crick235 - DNA: Francis Crick
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Remarkable nautical logbook belonging to Francis Crick, consisting of approximately 175 handwritten pages of daily entries, mathematical calculations,
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Albert Einstein236 - Albert Einstein
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TLS in German, signed “A. Einstein,” one page, 8.5 x 11, blindstamped personal Princeton letterhead, January 6, 1941. Letter to psychoanalyst Theodor
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,000.00
 
 
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Alexander Fleming237 - Alexander Fleming
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ALS, one page, 5.25 x 6.75, Hotel Ritz, Paseo del Prado, Madrid letterhead, June 12, 1948. Brief letter to Pedro Radie, in full: "I am very gra...
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Odd Hassel238 - Odd Hassel
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Norwegian physical chemist (1897–1981) who shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1969 for 'contributions to the development of the concept of c...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Edwin Hubble239 - Edwin Hubble
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Very desirable FDC with a cachet honoring the dedication of the Palomar Mountain Observatory, postmarked at Palomar Mountain on August 30, 1948, signe
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Estimates : 1,800.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Guglielmo Marconi240 - Guglielmo Marconi
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Large archive of 31 letters by Marconi, including eight ALSs totaling 41 pages and 23 TLSs totaling 36 pages, dated between 1902 and 1909. Nearly all
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Estimates : 30,000.00 - 40,000.00
 
 
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Carl Jung241 - Carl Jung
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Vintage fountain pen signature, "C. G. Jung, 7 Nov. 1959,” on an off-white 3.75 x 2.25 slip, affixed to a larger sheet below a portrait of the ...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Moses Mendelssohn245 - Moses Mendelssohn
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Prominent German Jewish philosopher (1729–1826) and grandfather of composer Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy. ALS in German, signed "Moses," on...
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Estimates : 15,000.00 - 20,000.00
 
 
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Rudolf Steiner246 - Rudolf Steiner
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Controversial and prolific Austrian writer and philosopher (1861–1925) who founded such disciplines as anthroposophy, biodynamic agriculture, eurythmy
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Estimates : 6,000.00 - 8,000.00
 
 
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Saint John Bosco247 - Saint John Bosco
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Italian priest (1815–1888), who, in recognition of his work on behalf of disadvantaged youth, was canonized in 1934. ALS in Italian, signed “Sac. Gio.
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Pope John XXIII248 - Pope John XXIII
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Desirable glossy 6 x 8 full-length photo of Pope John XXIII visiting Rome’s Regina Coeli prison on December 26, 1958, affixed to the original 9.25 x 1
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Pope Pius VII249 - Pope Pius VII
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Born Barnaba Niccolò Maria Luigi Chiaramonti in 1742, he served as Pope from 1800 until his death in 1823; he was taken prisoner and transporte...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Pope Urban VIII250 - Pope Urban VIII
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Born Maffeo Barberini in 1568, he served as pope from 1623 until his death in 1644; he was the last pope to expand the papal territory by force of arm
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Menachem Begin251 - Menachem Begin
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Matte-finish 9.5 x 12 head-and-shoulders photo of the Israeli prime minister, signed in the lower border in black ink in English and Hebrew, "M...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Josephine Bonaparte252 - Josephine Bonaparte
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LS in French, signed “Josephine,” one page, 7.25 x 9, March 29, 1807. Letter to "Monsieur le General Ernouf," recommending Mr. Mallevault,...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Fidel Castro253 - Fidel Castro
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DS in Spanish, one page, 9 x 13, March 10, 1959. Lengthy document issued shortly after the revolution, concerning rent control, different types of res
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Winston Churchill254 - Winston Churchill
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World War II-dated TLS signed “Yours, v. t., Winston S. Churchill,” one page, 7.5 x 9.5, Prime Minister letterhead, July 25, 1943. Letter to Captain G
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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