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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