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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Clementine Churchill305 - Clementine Churchill
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Two items: a vintage matte-finish photo of Clementine Churchill, affixed to the original 4 x 4.75 studio mount, signed on the mount in fountain pen,...
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Henry Clay306 - Henry Clay
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ALS signed “H. Clay,” one page, 8 x 10, October 26, 1826. Letter to Dr. Lyons, in part: “I have communicated to the President the wish expressed in yo
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Roy DeMeo307 - Roy DeMeo
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New York mobster and member of the Gambino crime family (1942-1983). Personal check, 6 x 2.75, filled out in another hand and signed by DeMeo, payable
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DNA: Francis Crick308 - DNA: Francis Crick
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ALS signed “Francis,” one page, 6.5 x 8, no date. Letter to "Poppa," in full: "I hope you won't chide me for extravagance, but I ...
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Frederick Douglass309 - Frederick Douglass
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Partly-printed DS, signed “Fred'k Douglass,” 3.5 x 8.5, May 20, 1886. District of Columbia release from John Selden and Thomas J. Fisher to Mary...
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Frederick Douglass310 - Frederick Douglass
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Partly-printed DS, signed “Fred'k Douglass,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 8.5 x 14, July 15, 1885. Indenture between Ann and James Reyno...
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Pierre S. Du Pont311 - Pierre S. Du Pont
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Entrepreneur, businessman, philanthropist (1870–1954) who was a member of the prominent du Pont family; among his more notable positions, he served as
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William Ellery312 - William Ellery
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Third-person ADS, signed within the text, "William Ellery,” on an off-white 3.75 x 1.5 slip. In part: "Rec'd, Newport May 6th 1794, of...
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William Ellery313 - William Ellery
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Inventory ledger belonging to Rhode Island signer William Ellery, signed a total of 12 times within, "Wm. Ellery, Collector," approximatel...
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Eugenie314 - Eugenie
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Last Empress consort of the French from 1853 to 1871 as the wife of Napoleon III, Emperor of the French. ALS in Spanish, four pages on two adjoining s
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Malcolm Forbes315 - Malcolm Forbes
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Two photos: a vintage glossy 8 x 10 portrait, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "To the Brownes, from Malcolm Forbes" (with a collecto...
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Milton Friedman316 - Milton Friedman
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University of Chicago economist (1912-2006) who won the 1976 Nobel Prize in Economics. ALS, one page, 8.5 x 11, personal letterhead, June 29, 1970. Le
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Bill Gates317 - Bill Gates
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Wired magazine from June 1996, with cover image of Bill Gates relaxing on an inflatable raft in a swimming pool with the headline, "Mr. Bill Go...
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German Authors, Composers and Painters318 - German Authors, Composers and Painters
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Menu for a banquet at the Prussian Academy of Arts in honor of poet Rudolf Binding's 70th birthday on August 13, 1937. Numerous prominent German...
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Horace Greeley319 - Horace Greeley
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ALS, one page, 5 x 8, New York Tribune letterhead, October 5, 1872. Letter to carriage blacksmith trade journalist J. L. H. Mosier, in part: "I...
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Horace Greeley320 - Horace Greeley
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ALS, one page, 5 x 8, New–York Tribune letterhead, June 24, 1872. Letter to "Friend Parmelee," in full: "My invalid wife and sick (bu...
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John Habersham321 - John Habersham
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American merchant, planter, and soldier from Georgia (1754–1799) who served as an officer in the 1st Georgia Regiment during the American Revolutionar
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Alexander Hamilton: Nathaniel Pendleton322 - Alexander Hamilton: Nathaniel Pendleton
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United States District Judge from Georgia (1756–1821) who served as a second to Alexander Hamilton in Hamilton’s duel with Aaron Burr. ALS signed “Nat
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Harley-Davidson: William H. Davidson323 - Harley-Davidson: William H. Davidson
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TLS signed “Wm. H. Davidson,” one page, 8.5 x 7.25, Harley-Davidson Motor Co. letterhead, April 17, 1962. Letter to Horace E. Fritz, in full: "...
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Vaclav Havel324 - Vaclav Havel
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Czech writer, dissident, and politician (1936–2011) who served as the last president of Czechoslovakia and the first president of the Czech Republic.
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Vaclav Havel325 - Vaclav Havel
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Czech writer, dissident, and politician (1936–2011) who served as the last president of Czechoslovakia and the first president of the Czech Republic.
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Rowland Hill326 - Rowland Hill
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Advocate of postal reforms (1795–1879) including uniform low rates and prepayment by means of adhesive postage stamps, which he is credited with inven
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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr327 - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr
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ALS signed “O. W. Holmes,” one page, 5 x 7.75, Supreme Court of the United States letterhead, November 18, 1917. Letter to Harvey D. Jacobs, in full:
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Cordell Hull328 - Cordell Hull
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Vintage matte-finish 9.25 x 13.25 photo of Hull by Harris & Ewing, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "To Hon. Louis C. Rabaut, with hig...
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Alexander von Humboldt329 - Alexander von Humboldt
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ADS, signed “A. Humboldt,” one page, 5.75 x 2.5, no date. Payment receipt penned in the hand of Humboldt, who lists three items, "Byron's w...
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Samuel Insull330 - Samuel Insull
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Chicago-based business magnate, innovator, and investor (1859–1938) who greatly contributed to creating an integrated electrical infrastructure in the
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Kaiser Wilhelm II331 - Kaiser Wilhelm II
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Last German Emperor (Kaiser) and King of Prussia (1859–1941) who reigned from June 15, 1888 until his abdication on November 9, 1918. He was the eldes
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Ingvar Kamprad332 - Ingvar Kamprad
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Swedish business magnate (1926–2018) who founded the innovative retail furniture company IKEA. Two different color glossy photos of Kamprad, 6 x 4 and
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Helen Keller333 - Helen Keller
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Unsigned and untranslated letter typed in braille, likely a copy retained by Keller, one page, 9 x 11, no date. In fine condition. Accompanied by the
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King George II334 - King George II
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Partial DS as king, signed “George R.,” one page, partly-printed vellum, 13.5 x 4.25, 1739. King George II appoints Alexander Cumming "to be Fi...
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[King George II]335 - [King George II]
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Three manuscript true copies of pay documents, each one page both sides, 10.75 x 18.25, circa 1730. The first, issued at the Court of St. James, May 4
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King George III336 - King George III
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DS, signed “George R,” one page both sides, 8.25 x 12.75, February 9, 1770. Receipt for services of two Privy Chancellery Secretaries, Johann Friedric
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King George III337 - King George III
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Partly-printed vellum DS as king, signed “George R.,” one page, 15.75 x 11.75, July 25, 1810. King George appoints "Lieutenant Colonel Thomas B...
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King George V338 - King George V
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Early ALS signed “George,” one page both sides, 3.75 x 6, Royal Naval College letterhead, March 4, 1885. Letter to John Neale Dalton, in full: "...
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King George VI339 - King George VI
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DS as king, signed “George R.,” one page, 9.25 x 14.75, December 10, 1951. King George appoints Francis Williams "to the Office of Deputy Chair...
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King Hussein and Queen Noor340 - King Hussein and Queen Noor
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Season's greetings card from 1978, measuring 10 x 8 closed, signed opposite a photograph of their children in brown ink by King Hussein and Quee...
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King William IV341 - King William IV
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ALS as Duke of Clarence and St. Andrews, signed “William,” one page, 7.5 x 9.25, September 28, 1814. Letter to Dr. Andrew Halliday, in part: "I...
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Gordon W. 'Pawnee Bill' Lillie342 - Gordon W. 'Pawnee Bill' Lillie
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ALS signed “G. W. Lillie, Pawnee Bill,” one page, 8.5 x 11, Buffalo Bill's Wild West/Pawnee Bill's Great Far East letterhead, February 17, 1...
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Robert Todd Lincoln343 - Robert Todd Lincoln
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The Factory Point National Bank check, 8.75 x 3, filled out and signed by Lincoln, "Robert T. Lincoln," payable to Vermont Hydro. Electric...
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Georgy Malenkov344 - Georgy Malenkov
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Soviet politician and Communist Party leader (1901-1988) who became closely aligned with Joseph Stalin and who was given sole responsibility for the S
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Guglielmo Marconi345 - Guglielmo Marconi
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Italian physicist and inventor (1874–1937) who devoted his life to experiments in wireless communication, and was awarded with the Nobel prize in 1909
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Ferdinand Marcos346 - Ferdinand Marcos
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Filipino lawyer and politician (1917–1989) who served as president of the Philippines from 1965 to 1986. Two items: a glossy 4 x 5 head-and-shoulders
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Joseph McCarthy347 - Joseph McCarthy
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Vintage glossy 8 x 10 portrait of the Communist-hunting demagogue, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "To Rex Beasley, With Best Wishes, Joe...
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John McLean348 - John McLean
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American jurist and politician (1785-1861) who served in Congress, as postmaster general, and as an associate justice of the Supreme Court. LS as post
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Aimee Semple McPherson349 - Aimee Semple McPherson
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Pentecostal evangelist and media celebrity (1890–1944) in the 1920s and 1930s who became famous for founding the Foursquare Church. McPherson has been
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Margaret Mead350 - Margaret Mead
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Cultural anthropologist (1901–1978) who featured frequently as an author and speaker in the mass media during the 1960s and 1970s. Her reports detaili
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Vyacheslav Molotov351 - Vyacheslav Molotov
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Vintage matte-finish 5 x 3.25 photo of Vyacheslav Molotov and other men holding shovels on a work site, signed on the reverse in blue ink by Molotov,
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Mother Teresa352 - Mother Teresa
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Very desirable 4.75 x 7.75 book photo of Mother Teresa, signed in blue felt tip, "God bless you, M Teresa mc." In fine condition.
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Mother Teresa353 - Mother Teresa
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TLS signed “God bless you, M Teresa mc,” one page, 5.75 x 8.25, Missionaries of Charity letterhead, July 10, 1984. Letter to Betty De Silva, in full:
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Motorcycle Outlaws354 - Motorcycle Outlaws
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Five laserprint photos, 8.5 x 11 and 11 x 8.5, each signed by a notable biker gang head, including: an image of the lobby card for the 1969 Outlaw bik
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