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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Mother Teresa205 - Mother Teresa
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TLS signed “God bless you, M. Teresa mc,” one page on the reverse of a 6.25 x 3.25 prayer slip depicting Mother Teresa holding a child, dated May 19,
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Mother Teresa206 - Mother Teresa
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Prayer slip depicting Mother Teresa holding a child, 6.25 x 3.25, no date, signed in blue ink, "God bless you, M Teresa mc." In very fine ...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Napoleon III207 - Napoleon III
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President of the French Second Republic and as Napoleon III, the ruler of the Second French Empire (1808-1873). Handwritten draft telegram, signed &...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Gamal Abdel Nasser208 - Gamal Abdel Nasser
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Matte-finish 6.75 x 9.25 portrait of Gamal Abdel Nasser in his military uniform, signed in the lower border in fountain pen with added date, "2...
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Madame Ngo Dinh Ngo209 - Madame Ngo Dinh Ngo
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Vintage glossy 8.75 x 6.75 photo of Madame Nhu posing with her husband Ngo Dinh Nhu and several of her family members, signed in fountain pen. Typed c
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Nguyen Van Thieu210 - Nguyen Van Thieu
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Vintage matte-finish 3.5 x 4.75 photo of Nguyen Van Thieu, signed in black felt tip. Typed notation on reverse dates the signature to 1967. In fine co
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Sandra Day O'Connor211 - Sandra Day O'Connor
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Two signed items: a Supreme Court card, signed in black felt tip, "Sandra Day O'Connor, 4/23/82"; and an ALS signed "Sandra O'...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Sandra Day O'Connor212 - Sandra Day O'Connor
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Three items: a glossy 10 x 8 photo of O'Connor at her desk, signed and inscribed in the lower border in black felt tip, "To Ken, with best ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Rosa Parks213 - Rosa Parks
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TLS signed “Rosa L. Parks,” one page, 8.5 x 11, personal letterhead, January 18, 1991. Letter to Tim O'Flynn, in part: "Thank you for your ...
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Eva Peron214 - Eva Peron
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Vintage matte-finish 11.25 x 16 artistic portrait of Eva Peron, signed and inscribed in Spanish in fountain pen along the right side. In very good con
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Eva Peron215 - Eva Peron
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TLS in Spanish, one page, 8.5 x 6.5, personal letterhead, August 26, 1949. Peron responds to a request from Mrs. Nieves Pastoriza by appointing her to
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Eva Peron216 - Eva Peron
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Twice-signed TLS in Spanish, one page, 6 x 10.5, monogrammed letterhead, December 20, 1950. Peron "salutes with special and distinguished consi...
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Timothy Pickering217 - Timothy Pickering
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Handwritten manuscript signed by Timothy Pickering within the text in the third-person, one page, 8 x 13.25, September 15, 1790. Receipt issued to Sam
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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William Pitt the Younger218 - William Pitt the Younger
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Manuscript document presented to Pitt, eight pages on five sheets, 8 x 13, 1791. Document with small cover sheet labeled, "State of the Navigat...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Princess Grace and Prince Rainier219 - Princess Grace and Prince Rainier
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Two color 4 x 6 postcard photos of Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier, one signed in black felt tip, "Grace de Monaco," and the other signed i...
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Princess Stephanie220 - Princess Stephanie
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Six color glossy photos of Princess Stephanie, ranging in size from 5 x 7.5 to 8 x 11.25, with the majority of images of her during modeling shoots, e
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Yitzhak Rabin221 - Yitzhak Rabin
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Color glossy 7 x 9 official photo of Yitzhak Rabin in a front-facing pose, signed as the Prime Minister of Israel in black felt tip, "Y. Rabin....
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John Ringling222 - John Ringling
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TLS, one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, December 19, 1932. Letter to George A. Zabriskie, in part: "Have just received with your compl...
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Carl Sagan223 - Carl Sagan
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TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, Cornell University, Center for Radiophysics and Space Research letterhead, July 1, 1994. Letter to student Mark Klempner, in
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Glenn Seaborg224 - Glenn Seaborg
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TLS signed “Glenn,” one page, 8.5 x 11, University of California letterhead, January 26, 1961. Letter to General Leslie R. Groves, former the director
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Glenn Seaborg225 - Glenn Seaborg
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Glossy 8.5 x 11 photo of Seaborg seated at his desk, signed in the designated autograph box in black felt tip, "Glenn T. Seaborg." In fine...
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William Shirley and Thomas Hutchinson226 - William Shirley and Thomas Hutchinson
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Manuscript DS, signed “T. Hutchinson" and "W. Shirley,” one page, 5.75 x 7.5, February 26, 1747. Pay order issued from the House of Repres...
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Al Smith227 - Al Smith
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Three pins from Al Smith's 1928 presidential campaign, measuring between 3/4? and 1 1/4?, including two different "For President" port...
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Titanic: George Widener228 - Titanic: George Widener
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Partly-printed DS, signed “Geo. Widener,” one page, 11.5 x 8.25, June 18, 1906. Stock certificate for 20 shares of capital stock in the Philadelphia T
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Clyde W. Tombaugh229 - Clyde W. Tombaugh
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Three items: a satin-finish 4 x 5 photo of Tombaugh in a pleasant up-close pose, signed in blue ballpoint; a pamphlet for The Clyde Tombaugh Scholar E
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Frederick Treves230 - Frederick Treves
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ALS, one page, 4.25 x 7, personal letterhead, July 21, 1904. Letter to Mr. Goldschmidt, in part: "I have posted to you today your Guide Book of...
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Jonathan Trumbull, Jr231 - Jonathan Trumbull, Jr
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Revolutionary War–dated ALS signed “J. Trumbull,” one page both sides, 8.25 x 13.25, March 18, 1783. Letter to Colo. Dyar, in part: "The Time o...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Pancho Villa: Maria Luz Corral de Villa232 - Pancho Villa: Maria Luz Corral de Villa
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Three photos of Pancho Villa and his wife María Luz Corral, glossy and matte-finish, ranging in size from 3.5 x 5.5 to 7 x 5, each signed on th...
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Robert Walpole233 - Robert Walpole
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Manuscript DS as prime minister, signed “R. Walpole,” one page, 8.25 x 9.75, February 1729. An official treasury order for the payment of the sum of...
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Daniel Webster234 - Daniel Webster
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LS signed “Dan'l Webster,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 8.25 x 13, April 27, 1843. Official letter to "The Publishers of 'The G...
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Simon Wiesenthal235 - Simon Wiesenthal
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Two identical 4 x 6 cardstock portraits of Simon Wiesenthal, each signed in the lower border in blue ballpoint. In overall fine condition.
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Henry Wilson236 - Henry Wilson
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ALS as vice president signed “H. Wilson,” one page, 5 x 8.25, Vice-President's Chamber letterhead, April 8, 1875. Letter to J. R. Osgood & C...
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Duke and Duchess of Windsor237 - Duke and Duchess of Windsor
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Ballpoint signature, "Edward, Duke of Windsor," and a fountain pen signature, "Wallis, Duchess of Windsor,” on an off-white 5.5 x 3.5...
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Wallis Windsor238 - Wallis Windsor
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ALS signed “Wallis Windsor,” one page both sides, 6 x 8, Nassau, Government House letterhead, October 16. Letter to a Mr. Burnside, in full: "I...
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Wu Tingfang239 - Wu Tingfang
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Ink signature, "Wu Tingfang, 24 Oct. 1898,” on an off-white 4 x 2 card affixed to a 4.5 x 6.5 mount below a portrait. In fine condition.
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Yen Chia-kan240 - Yen Chia-kan
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Vintage glossy 4.25 x 4.75 photo of Yen Chia-kan, signed in ink in Chinese. Scattered light surface creases, trimmed edges, and a few spots of adhesiv
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Hideki Yukawa241 - Hideki Yukawa
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Vintage glossy 6.75 x 9 wire photo of Hideki Yukawa shaking hands with Columbia University President Dwight D. Eisenhower on November 3, 1949, signed
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Hendrik Zwaardemaker242 - Hendrik Zwaardemaker
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Untranslated ALS in German, signed “H. Zwaardemaker,” one page, 8.5 x 10.75, April 28, 1907. In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing en
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Marquis de Lafayette243 - Marquis de Lafayette
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ALS in French, signed “Lafayette,” one page, 7 x 9.25, January 1, 1816. Letter to "Monsieur Thierry" in Melun, written from La Grange, in ...
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Thomas J. ‘Stonewall’ Jackson244 - Thomas J. ‘Stonewall’ Jackson
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Civil War-dated ALS signed "T. J. Jackson, Mj Genl," one page, lightly-lined, 7.25 x 4.75, Winchester, Virginia, March 6, 1862. Letter to ...
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Estimates : 8,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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Robert E. Lee245 - Robert E. Lee
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Beautifully engraved partly-printed vellum DS, signed “R. E. Lee,” as superintendent of West Point, one page, 20.75 x 25, June 17, 1853. United States
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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George A. Custer246 - George A. Custer
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Self-contained war-dated endorsement, "G. A. Custer," on a 3 x 2.5 slip, dated "Headquarters…Cav. Div., November 25th, 1864." Th...
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Jean Lannes248 - Jean Lannes
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Scarce partly-printed DS, in French, signed “Lannes,” one page, 9.25 x 7, December 10, 1805. A pay receipt, in part (translated): "I subscribe ...
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Estimates : 1,800.00 - 2,200.00
 
 
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Napoleon249 - Napoleon
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LS in French, signed “Np,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 7.25 x 9, March 19, 1808. Letter to "General Clarke," organizing the passa...
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Napoleon250 - Napoleon
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LS in French, signed “Np,” four pages on two adjoining sheets, 8 x 12, September 23, 1809. Official order reorganizing his troops amidst the War of th
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Napoleon251 - Napoleon
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Partly-printed vellum DS, in French, signed “Napole,” one page, 22 x 17.5, May 27, 1813. Document for the pardon of an Austrian prisoner of war, signe
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Estimates : 1,600.00 - 1,800.00
 
 
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Napoleon252 - Napoleon
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Partly-printed DS, in French, signed “Np,” one page, 13.75 x 19.25, January 11, 1813. Impressive document authorizing the ship Le Felix to sail and tr
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Napoleon253 - Napoleon
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Manuscript DS, in French, signed “Np,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 8.25 x 12.25, December 18, 1811. Official military document signed by the
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Napoleon254 - Napoleon
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Manuscript DS, in French, signed “Accorde, Np,” one page, 8.5 x 13, October 27, 1808. Official document for a legion of honor request made by Marshal
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Jozef Poniatowski255 - Jozef Poniatowski
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Manuscript DS, in Polish, one page, 8 x 12, February 19, 1810. Letter to Minister of the Interior Jan Pawel Luszczewski, written in favor of Captain K
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