RR Auction: Fine Autographs and Artifacts featuring Science and Technology

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Boasting nearly 1,000 lots in a variety of genres, RR Auction's June Fine Autographs and Artifacts sale is highlighted by a Science and Technology section that includes a Lunar Module rotational hand controller, letters by Charles Darwin and Albert Einstein, rare early computer hardware, and more. Other top lots include Apollo 14 moonwalker Edgar Mitchell's lunar surface-worn backpack strap, a letter by Joseph Stalin with a hammer-and-sickle sketch, a Beatles-signed promo slick for A Hard Day's Night, hand-drawn plans from Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin studio, and signed letters by luminaries like Davy Crockett, Paul Gauguin, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sigmund Freud, Richard Wagner, and Claude Monet. 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 June 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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James Monroe and John Quincy Adams1 - James Monroe and John Quincy Adams
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Partly-printed vellum DS, signed "James Monroe" as president and "John Quincy Adams" as secretary of state, two pages, 12 x 14.5...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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John Quincy Adams2 - John Quincy Adams
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Manuscript DS, signed "J. Q. Adams," one page both sides, 8.5 x 13, October 2, 1827. Contract for the construction of the family crypt. In...
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Estimates : 8,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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John Quincy Adams3 - John Quincy Adams
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ALS signed “J. Q. Adams,” one page, 8 x 10, July 28, 1845. Letter to John Angier of Medford, the husband of Adams's late niece, Abigail Smith Ad...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Martin Van Buren4 - Martin Van Buren
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ALS as president signed “M. Van Buren,” one page, 8 x 9.75, June 15, 1839. Letter to William C. Waddell, in full: "It is my intention to leave ...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Zachary Taylor5 - Zachary Taylor
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Partly-printed DS as president, signed “Z. Taylor,” one page, 15 x 12.75, January 4, 1850. Diplomatic commission in which President Taylor recognizes
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Estimates : 3,500.00 - 4,500.00
 
 
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Franklin Pierce6 - Franklin Pierce
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ALS, twelve pages on three sets of adjoining sheets, 5.25 x 8.25, June 25, 1858. Letter to Sidney Webster, his former private White House secretary, w
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Estimates : 8,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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Franklin Pierce7 - Franklin Pierce
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ALS as president, one page both sides, lightly lined, 7.75 x 9.75, October 29, 1857. In part: "It must be extremely gratifying to you to observ...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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James Buchanan8 - James Buchanan
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ALS, one page both sides, 8 x 10, January 13, 1842. Letter to John C. Plumer, in part: “I observe by the public papers that my old friend & comp...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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James Buchanan9 - James Buchanan
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ALS, four pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.25 x 8.25, December 22, 1855. Letter to Hon. Peter D. Vroom, written while serving as minister to the Unite
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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James Buchanan10 - James Buchanan
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Partly-printed DS in French, one page, 11.25 x 18.25, August 15, 1855. Official passport for an American citizen, in part (translated): "The un...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Abraham Lincoln11 - Abraham Lincoln
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Superior partly-printed DS as president, one page, 8 x 10, June 24, 1864. President Lincoln authorizes and directs "the Secretary of State to a...
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Estimates : 15,000.00 - 20,000.00
 
 
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Abraham Lincoln12 - Abraham Lincoln
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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 17.5 x 13.5, July 11, 1864. President Lincoln appoints Samuel S. Warner as "First Lieutenant i...
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Estimates : 6,000.00 - 8,000.00
 
 
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Andrew Johnson13 - Andrew Johnson
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Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 16.75 x 11, May 13, 1865. Four weeks into his term in office, President Johnson appoints Samuel S. Warner as
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Andrew Johnson14 - Andrew Johnson
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ALS signed “A. Johnson,” one page, 7.75 x 9.75, June 29, 1852. Written from Washington, D.C., a letter to "Lowry," in part: "Your let...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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U. S. Grant15 - U. S. Grant
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Choice official engraved portrait of Grant in profile by the Bureau of Engraving & Printing, 5 x 5.57, boldly signed in. ink, "U. S. Grant....
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Rutherford B. Hayes16 - Rutherford B. Hayes
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Partly-printed DS as president, signed “R. B. Hayes,” one page, 7 x 7.75, August 30, 1877. President Hayes authorizes and directs the "Secretar...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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James A. Garfield17 - James A. Garfield
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LS signed “J. A. Garfield,” one page, 7.75 x 9.75, December 17, 1878. Letter to family friend Dr. John Peter Robison in Cleveland, in part: "I ...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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James A. Garfield18 - James A. Garfield
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Exceptional 4.25 x 6.5 cabinet portrait of James A. Garfield in a noble head-and-shoulders pose, signed in the lower border in black ink, "J. A...
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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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Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 17 x 14, February 18, 1881 [but actually signed between March 4 and July 2, 1881]. President Garfield appoin
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Estimates : 6,000.00 - 8,000.00
 
 
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Chester A. Arthur20 - Chester A. Arthur
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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 15 x 18.5, November 10, 1883. President Arthur appoints William F. Durand "to the grade of Ass...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Grover Cleveland21 - Grover Cleveland
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Uncommon 5 x 7.75 cabinet portrait of the former two-time American president, signed and inscribed in the lower border in black ink, "Grover Cl...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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William McKinley22 - William McKinley
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TLS signed “W. McKinley,” one page, 5.25 x 8.25, personal letterhead, November 6, 1896. Letter to Albert Halstead of the Springfield Union, in full:...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Theodore Roosevelt23 - Theodore Roosevelt
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Handsome oversized etching of Theodore Roosevelt by Jacques Reich, 17.5 x 21.5, signed in the lower border in ink as president, "Theodore Roose...
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Woodrow Wilson24 - Woodrow Wilson
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Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 22.75 x 18.75, November 22, 1913. President Wilson recognizes the appointment of a Russian diplomat, in part
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Warren G. Harding25 - Warren G. Harding
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Group of six postcards with ANSs by Harding, each signed with his initials, "W. G. H.," all sent home from Europe to Henry R. Schaffner, g...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Warren G. Harding26 - Warren G. Harding
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Partly-printed DS, signed “W. G. Harding,” two pages both sides, 8.5 x 14, July 21, 1910. Mortgage agreement by which the "Harding Publishing C...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Warren G. Harding27 - Warren G. Harding
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The Marion Star business check, 8 x 3.25, filled out and signed by Harding, "W. G. Harding," payable to Whitaker Paper Co. for $14.74, Apr...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Warren G. Harding28 - Warren G. Harding
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TLS as president, one page, 7 x 8.75, White House letterhead, December 18, 1922. Letter to Henry R. Schaffner, general business manager of The Marion
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Warren G. Harding29 - Warren G. Harding
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TLS as president, one page, 7 x 8.75, White House letterhead, January 25, 1923. Letter to Henry R. Schaffner, general business manager of The Marion S
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Warren G. Harding30 - Warren G. Harding
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TLS as president, one page, 7 x 8.75, White House letterhead, June 19, 1923. Letter to Henry R. Schaffner, general business manager of The Marion Star
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Warren G. Harding31 - Warren G. Harding
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TLS as president, one page, 7 x 8.75, White House letterhead, May 15, 1923. Letter to Henry R. Schaffner, general business manager of The Marion Star,
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Warren G. Harding32 - Warren G. Harding
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Warren G. Harding's leatherbound Marion County Bank book for 1902–1904, 48 pages, 4 x 6.5, featuring numerous entries in his own hand, as well a...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Warren G. Harding33 - Warren G. Harding
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Partly-printed DS, signed “The Harding Pub. Co., W. G. Harding, Pres.,” one page, 8.5 x 14, January 30, 1913. Mergenthaler Linotype Company document b
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Calvin Coolidge34 - Calvin Coolidge
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ALS, one page, 8.5 x 11, personal letterhead, August 22, 1931. Letter to George Horace Lorimer, editor of The Saturday Evening Post, in full: "...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Calvin Coolidge35 - Calvin Coolidge
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Hand-corrected typed telegram draft as president, one page, 7.75 x 10.5, White House Telegram letterhead, February 16, 1924. Typed draft of a telegram
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Calvin Coolidge36 - Calvin Coolidge
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DS as president, two pages on two adjoining sheets, 8 x 12.5, March 11, 1924. Document concerning "the Matter of the Tacna-Arica Arbitration.&q...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Franklin D. Roosevelt37 - Franklin D. Roosevelt
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Vintage matte-finish 9.75 x 7.75 photo of President Franklin D. Roosevelt seated alongside Postmaster General James Farley and Secretary of the Treasu
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Franklin D. Roosevelt38 - Franklin D. Roosevelt
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Desirable signed book: The Comic History of Rome. Later edition. London: Bradbury, Agnew & Co., circa 1860. Hardcover with custom leather-bound ...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Harry S. Truman39 - Harry S. Truman
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Impressive program and press release from President Harry S. Truman’s statue dedication of Simon Bolivar in Bolivar, Missouri, on July 5, 1948. The or
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Harry and Bess Truman40 - Harry and Bess Truman
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Official US Army glossy 5 x 4 photo of Harry and Bess Truman standing with Alben W. Barkley and two others in Washington, DC, on Inauguration Day on J
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Harry S. Truman41 - Harry S. Truman
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Group lot of four TLSs from President Harry S. Truman, each signed with his initials, “H.S.T.,” each one page, 6.25 x 9.25 and 6.75 x 8.75, White Hous
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Harry S. Truman42 - Harry S. Truman
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Desirable series 1935 D silver certificate one-dollar bill, signed on the left side in fountain pen, "Harry S. Truman." In fine condition,...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Harry S. Truman43 - Harry S. Truman
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DS as president, one page, 7.5 x 9.25, October 20, 1952. An official order by President Truman, in part: "I hereby designate Oswald Ryan as Cha...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Dwight D. Eisenhower44 - Dwight D. Eisenhower
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Signed book: Crusade in Europe. First edition, limited issue, numbered 324/1426. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1948. Hardcover with acetate jacket and s
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Dwight D. Eisenhower45 - Dwight D. Eisenhower
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White House card boldly signed in fountain pen as president, "Dwight D. Eisenhower." In fine condition. Accompanied by the card's blan...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Jacqueline Kennedy46 - Jacqueline Kennedy
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ALS, two pages both sides, 5.75 x 7.75, Hyannis Port letterhead, October. Letter to "Mrs. Lloyd," written from the Kennedy family's Ca...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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John F. Kennedy47 - John F. Kennedy
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Official White House photographer Cecil Stoughton's personal photo album containing 34 original vintage color 8 x 10 and 10 x 8 photos of the fu...
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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John F. Kennedy48 - John F. Kennedy
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Unsigned original program for Kennedy's famous birthday celebration held at Madison Square Garden on May 19, 1962, titled 'Happy Birthday, M...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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John F. Kennedy49 - John F. Kennedy
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Unused wooden-covered scrapbook given to the Kennedy family upon John F. Kennedy's election, 14 x 11, with wooden letters reading, "The Ken...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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[John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson]50 - [John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson]
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Original vintage glossy 10 x 8 photo of Lyndon B. Johnson taking the oath of office aboard Air Force One following the assassination of President John
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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