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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Jefferson Davis406 - Jefferson Davis
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Ink signature, "With best wishes, Jefferson Davis, 17th March 1886,” on an off-white 3.5 x 2.25 card. In fine condition. An uncommon full signa...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Jefferson Davis407 - Jefferson Davis
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The Savings Bank of Memphis check, 8.25 x 3, filled out and signed by Jefferson Davis, payable to F. H. Clark & Co. for $35, February 4, 1871. A...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Williams Carter Wickham408 - Williams Carter Wickham
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Judge, politician, and an important Confederate cavalry general (1820–1888) who fought in the Virginia campaigns during the Civil War. War-dated ALS
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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George Stoneman409 - George Stoneman
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Union cavalry officer (1822–1894) who was later elected the governor of California; during the Civil War, he was captured during a July 1864 attempt t
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Estimates : 3,500.00 - 4,500.00
 
 
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William E. 'Grumble' Jones410 - William E. 'Grumble' Jones
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Confederate cavalry general (1824–1864) killed while leading a charge against a superior attacking force at the Battle of Piedmont. Manuscript DS, sig
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Bennet C. Riley and Henry Halleck411 - Bennet C. Riley and Henry Halleck
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Manuscript DS, signed “B. Riley, Bt. Brigd. Gen'l U.S.A. and governor of California,” and "H. W. Halleck, Bt. Capt. & Secty of State,&q...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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John L. Worden412 - John L. Worden
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Civil War admiral (1818–1897) who commanded the Monitor against the Merrimack in the first battle of ironclad ships. Civil War–dated ALS, one page, 5.
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7th Cavalry: Ferdinand A. Culbertson413 - 7th Cavalry: Ferdinand A. Culbertson
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Partly-printed document, one page, 7.5 x 9.5, December 26, 1882. Document discharging Ferdinand Culbertson from the 7th Cavalry, in part: "Know...
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George Daniel Wallace414 - George Daniel Wallace
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Officer (1849–1890) who was Second Lieutenant in Company G of the 7th US Cavalry at the time of the Battle of the Little Big Horn; he was killed at th
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7th Cavalry: John Grosbush415 - 7th Cavalry: John Grosbush
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Partly-printed document, one page, 7.5 x 9.5, December 9, 1889. Document discharging John Grosbush from the 7th Cavalry, in part: "Know Ye, Tha...
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USS Covington416 - USS Covington
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ALS signed “A. V. Lieut. Comd'g,” three pages, 7 x 13.5, February 19, 1864. Letter headed "U.S.S. 'Covington,'" in part: "...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Douglas MacArthur417 - Douglas MacArthur
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Vintage 10.5 x 13.5 print of MacArthur in uniform with an ornate illustrated border, identifying him as "Gallant Defender of the Philippines,&q...
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Napoleon418 - Napoleon
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Beautifully penned manuscript DS in Italian, signed “Nap,” one page, 7.75 x 12.25, July 17, 1808. Report from the Minister of Foreign Relations, who d
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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P. G. T. Beauregard419 - P. G. T. Beauregard
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Ink signature, "G. T. Beauregard, 1885,” on an off-white 3.75 x 2 trimmed card affixed to a slightly larger sheet with collector's notation...
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Omar Bradley420 - Omar Bradley
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Matte-finish 8 x 10 photo of Bradley in his five-star general's uniform, signed and inscribed in the lower border in ballpoint, "To Sergean...
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Simon Bolivar Buckner421 - Simon Bolivar Buckner
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American soldier and politician (1823–1914) who fought in the United States Army in the Mexican–American War and in the Confederate States Army during
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Ambrose E. Burnside422 - Ambrose E. Burnside
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Ink signature, "A. E. Burnside, R. I.,” on an off-white 6.5 x 3.75 clipped album page, which is also signed by Tennessee Senator James Edmund B...
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Lazare Carnot423 - Lazare Carnot
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Two letters: one LS in French, signed "Carnot" and countersigned "Lindet," one page, 7.25 x 9.5, Comite de Salut Public letterhe...
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Claire L. Chennault424 - Claire L. Chennault
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Air Force general (1893–1958) who commanded the famous Flying Tigers during World War II. WWII–dated TLS signed “C. L. Chennault,” one page, 8 x 10.5,
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Civil War Officers425 - Civil War Officers
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Group lot of six ink signatures of officers from the Union Army and Confederate States Army, each penned on off-white cards approximately measuring 3.
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Confederate Treasury Bonds426 - Confederate Treasury Bonds
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Two Confederate bonds: a blank certificate for a $500 bond issued by the CSA Treasury at Richmond on March 2, 1863, one page, 14 x 16.75, offering 8%
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Benjamin O. Davis427 - Benjamin O. Davis
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Commander of the World War II Tuskegee Airmen (1912–2002). Three items: a vintage glossy 8 x 10 photo of Davis in uniform, signed and inscribed in fou
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Henry Dearborn428 - Henry Dearborn
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General during the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 (1751-1829) who served as secretary of war under Thomas Jefferson. Manuscript DS, signed “H.
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William J. 'Wild Bill' Donovan429 - William J. 'Wild Bill' Donovan
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American military and intelligence officer (1883-1959) who received the Medal of Honor in World War I and later headed the Office of Strategic Service
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Enola Gay: Paul Tibbets430 - Enola Gay: Paul Tibbets
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Limited edition color 17 x 11 print issued by the National Aviation Hall of Fame, numbered 139/500, depicting a profile illustration of the Enola Gay
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David G. Farragut431 - David G. Farragut
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American admiral (1801–1870) who was a flag officer of the Navy during the Civil War. War-dated ALS signed “D. G. Farragut, Rear Admiral,” two pages,
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John Gibbon432 - John Gibbon
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Career United States Army officer (1827–1896) who fought in the American Civil War and the Indian Wars; Gibbon's division bore the brunt of Pick...
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Matthew F. Maury433 - Matthew F. Maury
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Pioneering naval officer, meteorologist, and oceanographer (1806–1873) who published the first textbook of modern oceanography. LS signed “M. F. Maury
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Joachim Murat434 - Joachim Murat
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Brother-in-law of Napoleon Bonaparte (1767-1815) who was a marshal in Napoleon's regime and who reigned as King of Naples from 1808 to 1815. ALS...
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Chester W. Nimitz435 - Chester W. Nimitz
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Vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 half-length portrait of Nimitz in uniform, boldly signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "To Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth ...
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Chester W. Nimitz436 - Chester W. Nimitz
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Two letters: an ALS signed "C. W. Nimitz," one page on a 3.25 x 5.5 postcard, March 4, 1964, in part: "Thank you for your note of Mar...
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George S. Patton437 - George S. Patton
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Vintage fountain pen signature, "Lt. Col. G. S. Patton, Jr., Tank School,” on an off-white 3.25 x 1 slip. In fine condition, with slightly irre...
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George S. Patton438 - George S. Patton
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World War II–dated fountain pen signature, "G. S. Patton, Jr, South Hamilton, Mass,” on an off-white 3.5 x 3 envelope address panel (presumably...
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Ernie Pyle439 - Ernie Pyle
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Union Trust Company of the District of Columbia check, 6.25 x 2.75, filled out and signed by Pyle, "Ernest T. Pyle," payable to Alliance L...
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James A. Seddon440 - James A. Seddon
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Former Democratic congressman (1815–1880) who served as Confederate Secretary of War. War-dated LS signed “James A. Seddon,” one page, 5 x 7.25, Janu
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Philip H. Sheridan441 - Philip H. Sheridan
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Ink signature, "P. H. Sheridan, Lt. General, U.S.A.,” on an off-white 3.5 x 2 card. In fine condition.
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Alexander Stephens442 - Alexander Stephens
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Ink signature, "Alexander H. Stephens, M. C. of Ga., Resident, Liberty Hall, Hs. of Rep. Crawfordsville, Georgia, 11. Jan., 1878,” on an off-wh...
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Tuskegee Airmen: Charles McGee443 - Tuskegee Airmen: Charles McGee
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African-American fighter pilot (born 1919) who was one of the Tuskegee Airmen and a career officer in the United States Air Force for 30 years; he fle
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Alexander S. Webb444 - Alexander S. Webb
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Union general and Medal of Honor recipient (1835–1911). During the Antietam campaign, Webb was chief of staff of General Fitz John Porter's 5th ...
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Gideon Welles445 - Gideon Welles
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Manuscript DS, one page, 7.75 x 7.75, June 22, 1866. Official Navy Department letter addressed to President Andrew Johnson, in full: "I have th...
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Spencer S. Wood446 - Spencer S. Wood
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Distinguished United States Navy officer (1861–1940) who served in the Spanish–American War and World War I. Handsome matte-finish 4 x 6.5 three-quart
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World War I and II447 - World War I and II
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Group lot of seven original glossy and semi-glossy press photos documenting World War I and World War II, ranging in size from 5 x 6 to 13.5 x 8.25, w
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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World War II448 - World War II
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Three American propaganda posters from World War II: a color 28.5 x 37.5 poster by the Office of War Information (OWI No. 24, 1942-O-502219) featuring
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World War II449 - World War II
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Three American propaganda posters from World War II: a color 20 x 28 poster published by the Office of War Information (1943-O-556153), featuring a sa
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Sgt. Alvin C. York450 - Sgt. Alvin C. York
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Handsome vintage matte-finish 10.5 x 13.5 oversized portrait of York by the Jack Clifford photography studio, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, ...
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Amelia Earhart451 - Amelia Earhart
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Partly-printed DS, signed “Amelia M. Earhart,” one page, 6 x 4, September 8, 1928. A contestant's card for the transcontinental "National A...
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Amelia Earhart452 - Amelia Earhart
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Pencil signature, "Amelia Earhart,” on an off-white 3 x 1.5 calling card belonging to Gordon Gray of the University Club of Los Angeles. In fin...
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Charles Lindbergh453 - Charles Lindbergh
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Signed book: The Spirit of St. Louis. Later printing. NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1954. Hardcover with dust jacket, 5.75 x 8.25, 562 pages. Bol...
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Igor Sikorsky454 - Igor Sikorsky
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Pioneering aviation engineer (1889-1972) who developed the first four-engine airplane and the first modern helicopter to be put into widespread use. T
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Apollo Astronauts456 - Apollo Astronauts
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Superb color glossy 14 x 11 photo of planet Earth hanging above the undulating terrain of the lunar surface, signed in blue felt tip by Apollo astrona
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