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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Bill Clinton51 - Bill Clinton
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Interesting ALS as the Governor of Arkansas, signed “Best, Bill,” three pages on two sheets, 7.25 x 10.5, Governor's Mansion letterhead, April 3...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Barack Obama52 - Barack Obama
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Superb souvenir replica of the Declaration of Independence, 13.75 x 15.5, signed in the lower left corner in black felt tip by Barack Obama, the 44th
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Barack Obama53 - Barack Obama
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Desirable volunteer pass from Barack Obama's important 2008 Iowa campaign, 4.25 x 5.5, signed on the front in black felt tip. In fine condition,...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Four Presidents54 - Four Presidents
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Color satin-finish 7.25 x 9.25 photo of Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, and Jimmy Carter gathered at the White House preparing to depart fo
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John Quincy Adams55 - John Quincy Adams
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Manuscript DS as president, signed “J. Q. Adams,” one page, 16 x 10.25, June 20, 1828. President Adams grants Andrew O'Ferrall a parcel of land ...
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George Bush56 - George Bush
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Legends of History presidential series George H. W. Bush commemorative gold-colored baseball bat featuring images of the White House and presidential
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Jimmy Carter57 - Jimmy Carter
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ALS signed “Jimmy,” one page, 5.5 x 8.5, personal letterhead, March 27, 1975. Letter to Chester and Joan Kerr, written while campaigning for the 1976
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Grover Cleveland58 - Grover Cleveland
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Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 22 x 17, July 30, 1886. President Cleveland appoints David W. Hutchinson of Girard, Pennsylvania as a &quo...
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Millard Fillmore59 - Millard Fillmore
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Signed book: Universal History, from the Earliest Account of Time, Vol. XX. London: T. Osborne, 1748. Rebound hardcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 555 pages. Signed
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Millard Fillmore60 - Millard Fillmore
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Ink signature, "Respectfully yours, Millard Fillmore,” on an off-white 3.5 x 1 slip affixed to a slightly larger sheet. In very good to fine co...
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[James A. Garfield]61 - [James A. Garfield]
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Manuscript telegram dictated from the Executive Mansion by President Garfield's 17-year-old son, Harry A. Garfield, one page, 5.5 x 8.25, Wester...
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Warren G. Harding62 - Warren G. Harding
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Collection of ephemera associated with Warren G. Harding, including: a large circa 1920 original 28 x 41 "For President, Warren G. Harding"...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Benjamin Harrison63 - Benjamin Harrison
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Fletcher & Sharpe's Bank check, 7.25 x 3, filled out and signed by Harrison, "Benj. Harrison," payable to Mrs. Harrison for $15, D...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Herbert Hoover64 - Herbert Hoover
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Attractive and uncommon 'Assistant Sergeant at Arms' badge from the 1932 Republican National Convention held at Chicago Stadium from June 14...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Lyndon B. Johnson65 - Lyndon B. Johnson
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Vintage glossy 6.5 x 4.5 photo of Senator Johnson posing with former Texas Governor Ernest McFarland, matted to an overall size of 9.25 x 8.25, signed
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Lyndon B. Johnson66 - Lyndon B. Johnson
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Superb TLS, one page, 6.25 x 8.5, personal letterhead, January 28, 1969. Letter to former NASA administrator James Webb, in full: "Of all the g...
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Jacqueline Kennedy67 - Jacqueline Kennedy
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Personalized bookplate for First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, designed and crafted during her time in the White House. The bookplate measures 2.75 x 3.75
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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John F. Kennedy68 - John F. Kennedy
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Scarce original program for the 'Texas Welcome Dinner' which was to be held at the Municipal Auditorium in Austin, Texas, on November 22, 19...
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John F. Kennedy Texas Welcome Dinner Ticket69 - John F. Kennedy Texas Welcome Dinner Ticket
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Unused original "Press Section, Balcony Only" ticket, number 1375, 2.5 x 6, to the 'Texas Welcome Dinner' presented in honor of Pr...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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John F. Kennedy: James Swindal70 - John F. Kennedy: James Swindal
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Air Force Colonel (1917–2006) who commanded Air Force One for John F. Kennedy and flew the body of the slain president to Washington from Dallas in 19
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Abraham Lincoln71 - Abraham Lincoln
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Union Presidential Ticket for the November 8, 1864, election in Morrow County, Ohio, 2.5 x 7.5, featuring the text, “For President, Abraham Lincoln, o
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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William McKinley72 - William McKinley
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Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 23 x 17.75, July 17, 1897. President William McKinley appoints William K. Anderson of Michigan as "Co...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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William McKinley73 - William McKinley
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TLS signed “W. McKinley,” one page, 5.5 x 9, personal letterhead, November 17, 1896. Letter to Albert Halstead of the Springfield Union, in part: &q...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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William McKinley74 - William McKinley
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TLS signed “W. McKinley,” one page, 5.25 x 8.25, personal letterhead, June 29, 1896. Letter to Albert Halstead of the Springfield Union, in full: &q...
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Richard Nixon75 - Richard Nixon
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Signed book: RN: The Memoirs of Richard Nixon. Collector's edition. Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press, 1988. Leather-bound hardcover, 6.5 x 9.5...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Ronald Reagan76 - Ronald Reagan
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Glossy 5 x 7 photo of Ronald Reagan standing next to California Senator William Coombs, signed and inscribed in black ink, "To Arnold Zavala, w...
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Ronald Reagan77 - Ronald Reagan
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Color satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of Reagan riding his horse 'El Alamein' at Rancho del Cielo, signed and inscribed in thin black felt tip, &q...
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Franklin D. Roosevelt78 - Franklin D. Roosevelt
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Unusual oversized vintage matte-finish 12.75 x 9.75 composite photo of President Roosevelt with advisors Louis Howe, Stephen Early, and Marvin H. McIn
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Franklin D. Roosevelt79 - Franklin D. Roosevelt
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TLS, one page, 7 x 10.5, personal Fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland letterhead, December 8, 1927. Letter to Henry T. Hackett, in full: "...
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William H. Taft80 - William H. Taft
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Scarce partly-printed invitation for the erection of the National American Indian Memorial at Fort Wadsworth in New York Harbor on February 22, 1913,
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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William H. Taft81 - William H. Taft
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Partly-printed DS, signed “Wm. H. Taft,” one page, 11 x 8.5, February 22, 1904. Certificate of membership in the University Club of Washington, D.C.,
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Harry S. Truman82 - Harry S. Truman
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Signed book: Memoirs (Year of Decisions and Years of Trial and Hope) in two volumes. First editions. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1955 and ...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Donald Trump83 - Donald Trump
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Signed book: The Art of the Deal. Later printing. NY: Random House, 1987. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.25 x 9.5, 246 pages. Signed and inscribed on t
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Donald Trump84 - Donald Trump
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Signed book: Trump: Surviving at the Top. First edition. NY: Random House, 1990. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.25 x 9.5, 236 pages. Signed and inscrib
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Donald and Melania Trump85 - Donald and Melania Trump
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Rare signed book: Crippled America. First edition. NY: Threshold Editions, 2015. Hardcover with dust jacket, 5.75 x 8.75, 193 pages. Signed on the tit
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Benjamin Franklin86 - Benjamin Franklin
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Choice partly-printed DS, signed “B. Franklin,” one page, 12 x 7, June 12, 1786. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania document attesting that William Webb is
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Estimates : 15,000.00 - 20,000.00
 
 
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Benjamin Franklin87 - Benjamin Franklin
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Partial self-contained manuscript DS, signed “B. Franklin, Presid't,” one page, 9.75 x 7.5, November 17, 1786. Legal petition in the bankruptcy ...
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William Williams88 - William Williams
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Merchant and signer of the Declaration of Independence from Connecticut (1731-1781). ALS signed “Wm. Williams,” one page, 7.5 x 12.5, September 23, 17
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Aaron Burr89 - Aaron Burr
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ALS signed “A. Burr,” one page, 7.75 x 9.75, April 5, 1798. Letter to Major James Grier, in full: "Herewith is enclosed your original contract ...
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Patrick Henry90 - Patrick Henry
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Partly-printed DS, signed “P. Henry,” one page, 6 x 3.5, December 29, 1784. Document certifying eligibility for a land bounty to a veteran of the Revo
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Mikhail Bakunin91 - Mikhail Bakunin
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Russian revolutionary who was a principal founder of the 'social anarchist' tradition (1814–1876) ALS in German, signed “M. Bakunin,” one pa...
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Estimates : 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
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Frederick Douglass92 - Frederick Douglass
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Partly-printed DS, signed “Fred'k Douglass,” 3.5 x 8.5, November 5, 1884. District of Columbia deed of trust from Stephen G. Borris to Watson J....
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Anatoly Lunacharsky93 - Anatoly Lunacharsky
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Russian Marxist revolutionary (1875–1933) and the first Soviet People's Commissar of Enlightenment responsible for culture and education. Rare m...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Martin Luther King, Jr94 - Martin Luther King, Jr
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Magnificent program for the 1965 Pacem In Terris Peace and Freedom Award ceremony in Davenport, Iowa, on April 28, 1965, 5.25 x 8.5, signed prominentl
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Nelson Mandela95 - Nelson Mandela
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Limited edition color 26 x 19.75 lithograph entitled 'The Harbour' from Mandela's 'My Robben Island' suite, numbered 57/500, sig...
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Nelson Mandela96 - Nelson Mandela
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Complete set of four stamp blocks issued by South Africa in 1994 to honor Nelson Mandela's inauguration as president, 4.25 x 3 and 3.25 x 4.75, ...
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Nelson Mandela97 - Nelson Mandela
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Signed book: Long Walk to Freedom. Later printing. South Africa: Macdonald Purnell, 1995. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.5 x 9.5, 630 pages. Signed and
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Nelson Mandela98 - Nelson Mandela
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Signed book: Nelson Mandela: Gedanken & Zitate [Thoughts & Quotes]. Zurich: Leib & Seele, 1994. German-language hardcover, 5 x 7.25, 128...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Emilie Schindler99 - Emilie Schindler
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German-born woman (1907–2001) who, with her husband Oskar Schindler, helped to save the lives of 1,200 Jews during World War II by employing them in h
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,000.00
 
 
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John T. Scopes100 - John T. Scopes
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American educator (1900–1970) who defied state law in Tennessee by teaching the theory of evolution, precipitating the famous 'Monkey Trial'...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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