RR Auction: Fine Autographs and Artifacts featuring Literature

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Boasting almost 1,000 lots, RR Auction's October Fine Autographs and Artifacts sale features a robust literature section that includes autographs from authors across the ages—from Goethe to Kafka to Hemingway, a wide assortment of great writers and literary movements are represented. Other highlights in the sale include an important letter by Stephen Hawking, an extremely rare Mao Zedong autograph, a fully signed Led Zeppelin album, a wise autograph quote by Albert Einstein, and a letter by Thomas Jefferson on a political economics textbook. 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 September 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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Martha Washington1 - Martha Washington
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Remarkable grouping of four pieces of ornate black lace belonging to Martha Washington, possibly mourning lace, ranging in size from 5 x 4 to 12.75 x
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Thomas Jefferson2 - Thomas Jefferson
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ALS signed “Th: Jefferson,” one page, 7.75 x 9.5, March 30, 1826. Letter to the Reverend John McVickar, the first Professor of Moral Philosophy and Po
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Estimates : 15,000.00 - 25,000.00
 
 
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Thomas Jefferson3 - Thomas Jefferson
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Desirable full free frank, measuring 9.75 x 7.75 unfolded with a center panel of 4.75 x 3.25, boldly addressed in Jefferson's hand to "The ...
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Estimates : 3,500.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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James Madison4 - James Madison
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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 14.25 x 17.25, June 18, 1810. President Madison appoints John Gassaway as "a Second Lieutenant...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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John Quincy Adams5 - John Quincy Adams
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Signed book: Oration on the Life and Character of Gilbert Motier de Lafayette. First edition. Washington: Gales and Seaton, 1835. Full red morocco lea
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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John Quincy Adams6 - John Quincy Adams
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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, signed "J. Q. Adams," one page, 14 x 18.5, April 24, 1828. President Adams appoints Francis H. Greg...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Andrew Jackson7 - Andrew Jackson
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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 15.75 x 9.75, January 1, 1831. President Jackson grants James Poodwine a parcel of land "at Cr...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren8 - Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren
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Partly-printed vellum DS, signed “Andrew Jackson" as president and "M. Van Buren" as secretary of state, one page, 10 x 14.5, May 21,...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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William Henry Harrison9 - William Henry Harrison
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ADS, signed “Wm. H. Harrison, A d C,” one page, 8.25 x 4.25, March 26, 1794. A food supply order issued from "Headquarters" in Greenville,...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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John Tyler10 - John Tyler
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Partly-printed DS as president, signed “J. Tyler,” one page, 21.5 x 16.5, September 4, 1844. Four-language ship's paper issued to "William ...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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John Tyler11 - John Tyler
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ALS as president signed “J. Tyler,” one page, 4.5 x 7, August 16, 1844. Letter to John Branch, the Territorial Governor of Florida, in part: "S...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Millard Fillmore12 - Millard Fillmore
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Millard Fillmore's personal copy of Eulogy on Gen. Zachary Taylor by Hon. Jos. R. Ingersoll. Philadelphia: Crissy & Markley, 1850. Softcover...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Millard Fillmore13 - Millard Fillmore
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ALS, one page, both sides, 8 x 10, February 23, 1844. Letter to New York Congressman William A. Moseley, in part: "I had not noticed the articl...
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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James Buchanan14 - James Buchanan
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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 15 x 18, April 3, 1858. President Buchanan appoints John Grimes Walker as "a Lieutenant in the...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Abraham Lincoln15 - Abraham Lincoln
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Civil War-dated DS as president, one page, 15 x 18, March 13, 1863. President Lincoln appoints Francis A. Walker as "Assistant Adjutant General...
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Estimates : 6,000.00 - 8,000.00
 
 
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Abraham Lincoln16 - Abraham Lincoln
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Civil War-dated partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 14.75 x 19.75, July 15, 1864. President Lincoln appoints Lemuel B. Norton as a &quo...
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,000.00
 
 
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Abraham Lincoln17 - Abraham Lincoln
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Lengthy war-dated autograph endorsement, signed as president, "A. Lincoln," on the reverse of a lightly-lined one page letter written to L...
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Estimates : 8,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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U. S. Grant18 - U. S. Grant
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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 15.5 x 19, March 21, 1870. President Grant appoints Theodore Cooper as "First Assistant Engine...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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James A. Garfield19 - James A. Garfield
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Scarce partly-printed DS as president, one page, 17 x 14, April 29, 1881. President Garfield appoints Francis W. Seeley as "Postmaster at Lake ...
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Estimates : 7,500.00 - 8,500.00
 
 
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James A. Garfield20 - James A. Garfield
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Signed book: The Life of Gen. James A. Garfield by J. M. Bundy. Illustrated first edition. NY: A. S. Barnes & Co., 1880. Hardcover with custom c...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Chester A. Arthur21 - Chester A. Arthur
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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 15.75 x 19.5, July 3, 1882. President Arthur appoints John D. Wilkins as a "Colonel of the Fif...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Chester A. Arthur22 - Chester A. Arthur
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Handsome engraving of the front of the White House, 4.25 x 3, signed below the vignette in ink, "Chester A. Arthur." Nicely matted with an...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Theodore Roosevelt and William H. Taft23 - Theodore Roosevelt and William H. Taft
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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, signed “Theodore Roosevelt” as president and “Wm. H. Taft” as secretary of war, one page, 15.75 x 19.75, Decemb
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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William H. Taft24 - William H. Taft
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ALS as president signed “Wm. H. Taft,” two pages, 5.5 x 7, The President’s Cottage letterhead, September 10, 1909. Letter to a gentleman, in full: “I
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Woodrow Wilson25 - Woodrow Wilson
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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 15.75 x 19.5, May 5, 1914. President Wilson appoints Ernest L. Patch as an "Assistant Naval Co...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Woodrow Wilson26 - Woodrow Wilson
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World War I-dated partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 15.75 x 19.5, February 12, 1916. President Wilson appoints Wildurr Willing as a &...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Calvin Coolidge27 - Calvin Coolidge
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Signed book: Concentrated New England: A Sketch of Calvin Coolidge. Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1924. Hardcover, 5.5 x 8, 58 pages.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Franklin D. Roosevelt28 - Franklin D. Roosevelt
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Scarce ALS as president signed “F. D. R.,” one page, 7 x 9, White House letterhead, [September 9, 1938]. Letter to "Uncle Fred," his mothe...
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Harry S. Truman29 - Harry S. Truman
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Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 19.25 x 15.25, November 12, 1946. President Truman appoints Willard L. Thorp "an Assistant Secretary ...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Dwight D. Eisenhower30 - Dwight D. Eisenhower
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TLS signed “D. E.,” one page, 7 x 10.25, White House letterhead, June 9, 1960. Letter to James S. Copley, chairman of Copley Newspapers, in full: &q...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Jacqueline Kennedy31 - Jacqueline Kennedy
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Jacqueline Kennedy's personally-owned and -worn white soft leather glove, originating from the Kennedy's former Manhattan residence at 24 Ce...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Jacqueline Kennedy32 - Jacqueline Kennedy
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Stunning fine black lace mantilla personally-owned and -worn by Jacqueline Kennedy, measuring approximately 60? x 22?, with gorgeous floral and leaf p
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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John F. Kennedy33 - John F. Kennedy
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Scarce DS as president, one page, 11 x 10.5, no date but circa 1962–63. An award certificate to a Key West radio station for its service during the Cu
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,000.00
 
 
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John and Jacqueline Kennedy34 - John and Jacqueline Kennedy
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Very desirable White House card, 4.5 x 3.5, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint, "For Rex Scouten, with gratitude and appreciation, Jacqueli...
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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John F. Kennedy35 - John F. Kennedy
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Swimming trunks personally-owned and -worn by President John F. Kennedy, which were recovered from the presidential yacht 'Honey Fitz.' The ...
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Estimates : 3,500.00 - 4,500.00
 
 
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Lyndon B. Johnson36 - Lyndon B. Johnson
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Typed memorandum from Carl Rowan, the director of the United States Information Agency, two pages, 8 x 10.5, issued to President Lyndon B. Johnson on
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Lyndon B. Johnson37 - Lyndon B. Johnson
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Very desirable color semi-glossy 7.5 x 9.5 photo of President Johnson at his desk, affixed to the original 12.25 x 15.25 mount, signed and inscribed o
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Richard Nixon38 - Richard Nixon
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TLS signed “RN,” one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, January 26, 1990. Letter to Congressman C. W. 'Bill' Young, in full: "This...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Gerald Ford39 - Gerald Ford
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TLS as president signed "Jerry Ford," one page, 6.75 x 8.75, White House letterhead, August 21, 1974. Letter to Bob Rasmussen, in full: &q...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Ronald Reagan40 - Ronald Reagan
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Scarce partly-printed DS as president, one page, 23 x 18.75, May 16, 1985. President Reagan appoints Christopher Hicks of Texas as "Director of...
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Bill Clinton41 - Bill Clinton
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Scarce ALS as president signed "Bill," one page, 6.75 x 8.75, White House letterhead, June 4, 1993. Letter to Paul Bursey, Jr., of the non...
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Barack Obama42 - Barack Obama
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ALS as president, one page, 6.5 x 4, White House stationery card letterhead, no date but circa 2009. Letter to "Lisa," in full: "Than...
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Estimates : 6,000.00 - 8,000.00
 
 
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Barack Obama43 - Barack Obama
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President Barack Obama’s tri-fold score card from the East Course at Andrews Air Force Base in Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, measuring 12 x 6, no date
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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John Quincy Adams44 - John Quincy Adams
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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, signed “J. Q. Adams,” one page, 15.25 x 9.25, August 6, 1825. President Adams grants John Low a parcel of land
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Chester A. Arthur45 - Chester A. Arthur
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Ink signature as president, "Chester A. Arthur, Jan. 9, 1885,” on an off-white 6 x 3.5 sheet. In fine condition, with scattered light foxing.
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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George Bush46 - George Bush
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TLS, one page, 6.25 x 8.5, personal letterhead, September 25, 2003. Letter to Ron Wade, in full: "That advertisement appeared when I was at Yal...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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George Bush47 - George Bush
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TLS, one page, 6.25 x 4.5, personal stationery letterhead, June 23, 1980. Letter to Ken Browne, in full: "Your wonderful letter caught up with ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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George Bush48 - George Bush
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TLS, one page, 6.25 x 4.25, vice presidential letterhead, June 2, 1984. Letter to Ken Browne in Mesa, Arizona, in part: "We will be getting to ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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George and George W. Bush49 - George and George W. Bush
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Two unused bookplates: one for A World Transformed, signed in black ballpoint by George Bush and Brent Scowcroft; and one for Portraits of Courage, si
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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George W. Bush50 - George W. Bush
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Two felt tip signatures of George W. Bush on separate white 8.5 x 11 sheets, both bearing affixed campaign stickers. Both have typed collector's...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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