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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Mount Everest: Hillary, Hunt, and Norgay355 - Mount Everest: Hillary, Hunt, and Norgay
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Off-white 3.5 x 3 card signed in ballpoint, "Ed Hillary," "Tenzing Norgay," and "John Hunt." In very fine condition.
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Napoleon II356 - Napoleon II
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Son of Napoleon and Mary Louise (1811-1832), referred to as the King of Rome. Uncommon ink signature, in German,"Herzog von Reichstadt Oberstlt...
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Napoleon III357 - Napoleon III
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President of the French Second Republic and, the ruler of the Second French Empire (1808-1873). Partial autograph manuscript, in French, one page with
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Jawaharlal Nehru358 - Jawaharlal Nehru
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ALS, one page, 6.75 x 8.5, December 19, 1948. Letter of endorsement written while Nehru was interim Prime Minister and deeply involved in trying to cr
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Martin Niemoller359 - Martin Niemoller
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German theologian and Lutheran pastor (1892–1984) who is best known for his opposition to the Nazi regime during the 1930s. Three items: a vintage mat
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Emmanuel Marie Louis de Noailles360 - Emmanuel Marie Louis de Noailles
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Ambassador at Amsterdam, London, and at Vienna (1743-1822). ALS in French, signed "Le Mes de Noailles," three pages on two adjoining sheet...
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Sandra Day O'Connor361 - Sandra Day O'Connor
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Three TLSs, signed "Sandra" and "Sandra O'Connor," each one page, 8.5 x 11, Supreme Court letterhead, dated from 1989–2001. ...
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Robert Treat Paine362 - Robert Treat Paine
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Revolutionary War-dated partly-printed third-person ADS, signed “Rob. Treat Paine,” one page, 10.75 x 17.5, July 1780. Writ filled out by "Robe...
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Lord Henry Palmerston363 - Lord Henry Palmerston
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British statesman (1784-1865) who served twice as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in the mid-19th century. Two ALSs, both signed Palmerston, Firs
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Rosa Parks364 - Rosa Parks
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ALS signed “Rosa L. Parks,” one page, 5 x 8, January 1, 1981. Letter to McMahon, in full: "Tonight, I found the mail to which you referred with...
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Eva Peron365 - Eva Peron
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TLS in Spanish, one page, 6.75 x 9, personal letterhead, June 7, 1952. Person replies to Elizabeth Carmen Melluso, appointing her to a position in the
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Timothy Pickering366 - Timothy Pickering
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Postmaster general, secretary of war, and secretary of state under Washington (1745–1829). Third-person ADS, one page, 7.75 x 6, March 6, 1783. Picker
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Georges Pompidou367 - Georges Pompidou
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French politician (born 1911) who served as President of France from 1969 until his death in 1974. He previously was Prime Minister of France from 196
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Melvin Purvis368 - Melvin Purvis
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Guaranty Bank & Trust Company check, 8.25 x 3, filled out and signed by Purvis, "Melvin H. Purvis," payable to Selected Dairies, Inc. ...
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Queen Emma of Hawaii369 - Queen Emma of Hawaii
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Queen consort (1836-1885) of Hawaii as wife of King Kamehameha IV. Vintage 2.5 x 4.25 carte-de-visite portrait of Queen Emma in a lovely half-length p
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Queen Victoria370 - Queen Victoria
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Partly-printed vellum DS as queen, signed “Victoria R.,” one page, 13.25 x 9, September 18, 1843. Queen Victoria appoints Charles Townshend Wilson &...
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Thomas Radclyffe, 3rd Earl of Sussex371 - Thomas Radclyffe, 3rd Earl of Sussex
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Lord Deputy of Ireland during the Tudor period of English history (1525–1583) who was a leading courtier during the reign of Elizabeth I. Sussex also
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Al Ringling372 - Al Ringling
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One of the famed Ringling Brothers (1864–1926) who parlayed their circus into a multimillion-dollar entertainment enterprise. Colorful Ringling Bros.
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Elihu Root373 - Elihu Root
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Two items: a TLS, one page, 5.25 x 6.75, December 20, 1929, in full: "I cheerfully send you the autograph you wish"; and a partly-printed ...
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Ernest Rutherford374 - Ernest Rutherford
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New Zealand-born physicist and chemist (1871–1937) who discovered the concept of radioactive half-life; he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in
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Jonas Salk375 - Jonas Salk
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American medical researcher and virologist (1914–1995) known for developing the polio vaccine. Glossy 8 x 10 photo of Salk working in his laboratory,
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Paul Samuelson376 - Paul Samuelson
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Economist (1915–2009) considered one of the founders of neo-Keynesian school who won the 1970 Nobel Prize in Economics. Vintage matte-finish 10 x 8 ph
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Eisaku Sato377 - Eisaku Sato
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Prime minister of Japan (1901–1975) who was the co-winner of the 1974 Nobel Peace Prize. Vintage matte-finish 3.25 x 4.5 full-length photo of Sato in
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Heinrich Schliemann378 - Heinrich Schliemann
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Pioneering archaeologist (1822–1890) best known for his excavations at the ancient sites of Troy and Mycenae. Unsigned handwritten note in ink by Hein
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William H. Seward379 - William H. Seward
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Civil War-dated ALS as Secretary of State, one page, 5 x 8, November 24, 1862. Letter to Major General Samuel P. Heintzelman, in full: "Judge G...
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Edwin M. Stanton380 - Edwin M. Stanton
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Civil War-dated ALS as Secretary of War, one page, 5 x 8, November 29, 1864. Letter to Pennsylvania Governor Andrew Gregg Curtin, in part: "You...
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Charles Sumner381 - Charles Sumner
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AQS on an off-white 4.75 x 7.75 album page, which reads, in full: "Freedom for all! Charles Sumner, Washington, 18th Jan. '60." In fin...
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Technology Pioneers382 - Technology Pioneers
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Group lot of six items, four FDCs and two index cards, signed in ink or ballpoint by a pioneer of technology: Vint Cerf, Martin Cooper, Lawrence Rober
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Margaret Thatcher383 - Margaret Thatcher
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Two items: a semi-glossy 8 x 10 photo of Margaret Thatcher in a relaxed half-length pose, signed in the lower border in blue ink; and a TLS as prime m
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Margaret Thatcher384 - Margaret Thatcher
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Color glossy 10 x 8 photo of Margaret Thatcher touching the flag-draped coffin of Ronald Reagan, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition.
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Margaret Thatcher385 - Margaret Thatcher
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TLS, one page, 4.75 x 7.5, House of Commons letterhead, April 27, 1965. Letter to N. C. Hurst, in full: "Thank you very much for your letter. I...
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Titanic: Dean and Shuman386 - Titanic: Dean and Shuman
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Two letters from Titanic survivors Millvina Dean and Eleanor Shuman: an ALS signed "Millvina," one page, 8.25 x 8.25, February 17, 2004, a...
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Titanic: Millvina Dean387 - Titanic: Millvina Dean
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Glossy 10 x 8 photo of the iceberg purportedly responsible for the sinking of the RMS Titanic in the North Atlantic Ocean in 1912, signed in black fel
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Cornelius Vanderbilt388 - Cornelius Vanderbilt
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Business magnate and philanthropist (1794-1877) who built his wealth in railroads and shipping as owner of the New York Central Railroad. Vintage foun
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Lech Walesa389 - Lech Walesa
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The second president of Poland (born 1943) and the first to be democratically elected; he helped end communism in Europe as the leader of the freedom-
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Booker T. Washington390 - Booker T. Washington
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Bold ink signature, "Booker T. Washington, Tuskegee, Ala., Mar. 17, 1906,” on an off-white 3 x 2.5 card. In very fine condition.
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Daniel Webster391 - Daniel Webster
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Partly-printed DS, signed “Dan'l Webster,” one page, 7.75 x 9.75, November 25, 1850. Official letter from the Department of State to Samuel Dins...
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Simon Wiesenthal392 - Simon Wiesenthal
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Holocaust survivor, Nazi hunter, and writer (1908–2005). Two different lightweight cardstock photos of Wiesenthal, 4 x 6 and 4 x 5.75, each signed in
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William II of the Netherlands393 - William II of the Netherlands
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King of the Netherlands, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, and Duke of Limburg (1792–1849); during his reign, the Netherlands became a parliamentary democracy
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Duke and Duchess of Windsor394 - Duke and Duchess of Windsor
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Ballpoint signatures, "Edward, Duke of Windsor" and "Wallis, Duchess of Windsor,” on an off-white 5 x 3.25 stationery card bearing th...
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World Leaders395 - World Leaders
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Group lot of 10 items, mostly letters and signed photos, signed in ink or felt tip by a notable world leader, including: Gerry Adams and Martin McGuin
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Malala Yousafzai396 - Malala Yousafzai
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Pakistani activist for female education (born 1997) awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014. Color satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of Malala Yousafzai holding
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Konrad Zuse398 - Konrad Zuse
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German civil engineer, inventor and computer pioneer (1910–1995) whose Turing-complete Z3 is considered the world's first programmable computer....
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Revolutionary War399 - Revolutionary War
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Revolutionary War–dated ALS signed "Nichs. Cook," one page both sides, 9 x 13.5, Providence, August 20–21, 1777. Dramatic letter written f...
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Revolutionary War: David Holbrook400 - Revolutionary War: David Holbrook
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ALS, two pages on two adjoining sheets, 7.5 x 12.25, June 7, 1781. Letter to Colonel William Shepard by one of his officers, in part: "I am thi...
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Revolutionary War: Jesse Root401 - Revolutionary War: Jesse Root
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Connecticut lawyer and politician (1736–1822) who served as a delegate to Continental Congress, a state militia officer, and liaison of George Washing
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Oliver Hazard Perry402 - Oliver Hazard Perry
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American military officer (1785–1819) who served in the War of 1812 and earned the title ‘Hero of Lake Erie’ for leading American forces in a decisive
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Civil War403 - Civil War
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Civil War–dated ALS by Thomas Belknap, signed three times, “Tom,” one page both sides, 8 x 12.5, April 11–13, 1862. Letter to his brother, William C.
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Confederate Army404 - Confederate Army
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DS, signed “Wm. Kupferman,” one page, 5.25 x 8.25, January 2, 1864. Letter to "Honorable James A. Seddon, Secretary of War of the Confederate S...
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Civil War405 - Civil War
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Civil War–dated ALS signed “C. S. Hubbard,” four pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.75 x 7.75, illustrated 'Goddess of Liberty' letterhead, Ja...
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