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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Bruno Richard Hauptmann151 - Bruno Richard Hauptmann
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Desirable unissued green official admission pass for the Hauptmann trial on January 12, 1935, 4.5 x 3.5, marked as "No. 130," plus twelve ...
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J. Edgar Hoover152 - J. Edgar Hoover
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The Washington Loan and Trust Company check, 6.75 x 2.75, filled out and signed by Hoover, "John Edgar Hoover," payable to Potomac Electri...
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Kennedy Assassination: Clint Hill153 - Kennedy Assassination: Clint Hill
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Four glossy 10 x 8 photos of President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy during the tragic motorcade drive through Dallas and Dealey P
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King Louis XIV: Madame de Maintenon154 - King Louis XIV: Madame de Maintenon
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Mistress and second wife of Louis XIV (1635–1719). ALS in French, signed “Maintenon,” one page both sides, 6.5 x 9, August 6, 1712. Letter to Madame
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King William IV155 - King William IV
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King of Great Britain and Ireland (1765–1837) from 1830 to 1837, he earned the sobriquet 'Sailor King' for his youthful service in the Royal...
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King William IV156 - King William IV
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Partly-printed vellum DS, signed “William R.,” one page, 15.75 x 12, June 14, 1834. King William appoints James Henry Leckie as a "Captain of a...
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Tobias Lear157 - Tobias Lear
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American statesman (1762–1816) who served as Washington's personal secretary and later assumed posts in the Jefferson and Madison administration...
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Akio Morita158 - Akio Morita
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TLS, one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal Sony letterhead, June 27, 1969. Letter to Mr. and Mrs. William A. M. Burden, in full: "It is hard to put i...
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Mother Teresa159 - Mother Teresa
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Glossy 8 x 10 photo of Mother Teresa with her hands clasped in prayer, signed in blue ink, "God bless you, M. Teresa mc." In very fine con...
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Mother Teresa160 - Mother Teresa
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TLS signed “God bless you, M Teresa mc,” one page, 5.75 x 8.25, Missionaries of Charity letterhead, July 10, 1984. Letter to Betty De Silva, in full:
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Benito Mussolini and Vittorio Emanuele III161 - Benito Mussolini and Vittorio Emanuele III
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Partly-printed DS in Italian, signed “Mussolini,” one page both sides, 9.75 x 14.5, June 28, 1928. Untranslated official document, boldly signed at th
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Daniel O'Connell162 - Daniel O'Connell
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Irish political leader (1775–1847) best known for his tireless efforts on behalf of Catholic Emancipation and the repeal of the Act of Union which com
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Lee Harvey Oswald163 - Lee Harvey Oswald
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Limited edition 10 x 8 silver gelatin print of Lee Harvey Oswald's mug shots taken in Dallas, Texas, on November 23, 1963, following his arrest ...
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Park Chung-hee164 - Park Chung-hee
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South Korean military leader (1917–1979) who seized power in a 1961 coup d'etat; he was assassinated by the director of his own security force. ...
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Rosa Parks165 - Rosa Parks
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Signed book: Rosa Parks: My Story. First edition, later printing. NY: Dial Books, 1992. Hardcover with dust jacket, 5.75 x 8.5, 192 pages. Signed on t
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Pope Benedict XVI166 - Pope Benedict XVI
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Ink signature, "Joseph Card. Ratzinger," on an off-white 3.5 x 5.75 presentation card in German, reading (translated): "Presented wit...
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Princess Grace and Prince Rainier167 - Princess Grace and Prince Rainier
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Three items: a glossy 3.75 x 5.5 photo of Princess Grace and Prince Rainier, signed in fountain pen, "Grace de Monaco"; a glossy 3.75 x 5....
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Princess Grace and Prince Rainier168 - Princess Grace and Prince Rainier
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Three photos signed by members of Monaco's royal family: a color 4 x 6 postcard of the family, signed at the top in black felt tip by Grace Kell...
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Princess Stephanie169 - Princess Stephanie
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Four glossy 8 x 10 and 10 x 8 photos of Princess Stephanie, with three images of her during modeling shoots and another of her posing with two elephan
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Melvin Purvis170 - Melvin Purvis
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First National Bank check, 8.25 x 3, filled out and signed by Purvis, "Melvin H. Purvis," payable to Paper City Motor Sales for $2.73, Jan...
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Melvin Purvis171 - Melvin Purvis
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World War II-dated TLS signed “Melvin,” one page, 8 x 10.5, August 28, 1944. Affectionate letter to his wife Marie "Rosanne" Willcox, whic...
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Buford Pusser172 - Buford Pusser
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Legendary no-nonsense Tennessee lawman (1937–1974) whose story was adapted into the popular Walking Tall films. Signed book: The Twelfth of August: Th
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Yitzhak Rabin173 - Yitzhak Rabin
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Color glossy 7 x 9 photo of Rabin as prime minister of Israel with his nation's flag in the background, signed in the lower border in black felt...
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Yitzhak Rabin174 - Yitzhak Rabin
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Color glossy 7 x 9 photo of Rabin as prime minister of Israel, signed in the lower border in black felt tip, "Y. Rabin." In fine condition...
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Yitzhak Rabin175 - Yitzhak Rabin
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Color 3.75 x 6 cardstock photo of Rabin as prime minister of Israel, signed in the lower border in black felt tip, "Y. Rabin." In fine con...
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Salem Massachusetts176 - Salem Massachusetts
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Uncommon color 19.75 x 13.25 optical engraving entitled "Vue de Salem ," produced by the Imperial Academy from a circa 1750 copperplate engr
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Charles Spurgeon177 - Charles Spurgeon
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English Particular Baptist preacher and author (1834–1892) known for his powerful sermons as the pastor of the congregation of the New Park Street Cha
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Sukarno178 - Sukarno
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First president of Indonesia (1901–1970) who spearheaded his country's struggle for independence from the Netherlands. Vintage 7.75 x 11 paperst...
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Charles Sumner179 - Charles Sumner
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ALS, one page both sides, 5 x 8, December 30, 1863. Letter to a professor. In full: "A happy new year to you & your house! I shall not forg...
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Supreme Court180 - Supreme Court
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Collection of ink signatures of Felix Frankfurter, Frank Murphy, Owen Roberts, Charles Evans Hughes, James Clark McReynolds, and Stanley Reed on indiv
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Supreme Court181 - Supreme Court
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Group of ten items signed by justices of the Supreme Court, including: five Supreme Court cards, individually signed by John Paul Stevens (2), David S
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Supreme Court182 - Supreme Court
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Collection of 12 official Supreme Court cards signed by justices of the Supreme Court, including: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, William J. Brennan, Jr. (2), Cl
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Supreme Court: Scalia and Sotomayor183 - Supreme Court: Scalia and Sotomayor
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Three signed books: a first edition of My Beloved World, hardcover with dust jacket, published by Alfred A. Knopf in 2013, signed on the title page in
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Texas: Manuel Rosas184 - Texas: Manuel Rosas
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Texas Revolution-dated ALS in Spanish, signed "Manl Rosas," three pages on two adjoining sheets, 6 x 8, November 24, 1835. Letter to Jesus...
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Margaret Thatcher185 - Margaret Thatcher
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Signed book: The Downing Street Years. First edition. NY: HarperCollins, 1993. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.5 x 9.5, 914 pages. Signed in black ink o
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Margaret and Denis Thatcher186 - Margaret and Denis Thatcher
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Two photos: a glossy 4.5 x 6.25 silver gelatin portrait of the former Leader of the Opposition, signed in black felt tip, "Margaret Thatcher&qu...
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Titanic: Archibald Butt187 - Titanic: Archibald Butt
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American military officer (1865–1912) who served as an influential aide to presidents Roosevelt and Taft before perishing during the sinking of the Ti
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Titanic: Dean and Shuman188 - Titanic: Dean and Shuman
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Two letters from Titanic survivors Millvina Dean and Eleanor Shuman: an ALS signed "Millvina," one page, 5.5 x 5, no date, addressed to Ph...
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Titanic: Littlejohn, Alexander James189 - Titanic: Littlejohn, Alexander James
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First class saloon steward (1872–1949) aboard the Titanic who was rescued in lifeboat No. 13. Manuscript DS, signed “Alex. J. Littlejohn,” five pages,
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Titanic: George Widener190 - Titanic: George Widener
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American businessman (1861–1912) who died in the sinking of the RMS Titanic; after the ship struck an iceberg, Widener placed his wife and her maid in
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Moise Tshombe191 - Moise Tshombe
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Congolese politician (1919–1969) who was president of Katanga during its three years of secession from the Congo. Vintage matte-finish 3.5 x 5.5 postc
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Vatican Passport192 - Vatican Passport
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Exceedingly rare Latin-language Vatican passport issued to Bishop Carlos Riu Angles of Camaguey, Cuba. The 10-page booklet measures 4.25 x 6 and admit
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Chaim Weizmann193 - Chaim Weizmann
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TLS signed "Ch. Weizmann," one page, 8 x 10, Hotel St. Regis letterhead, July 27, 1942. Letter to David Ben-Gurion. In part: "You wer...
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Henry Knox194 - Henry Knox
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LS signed “H. Knox, Sec'y of War,” one page both sides, 7.75 x 12.25, August 13, 1792. Written from the War Department, a letter to Nathaniel Ap...
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Arthur St. Clair195 - Arthur St. Clair
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American soldier and politician (1737-1818) who rose to the rank of major general in the Continental Army during the American Revolution. He was later
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[Jefferson Davis]196 - [Jefferson Davis]
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ALS signed “Nelson A. Miles,” two pages on two adjoining sheets, 7.75 x 9.75, August 22, 1865. Letter to an unnamed general, in full, “I have the hono
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George Washington Prisoner Exchange197 - George Washington Prisoner Exchange
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Contemporary copy of a letter to General George Washington, likely in the hand of British Commander-in-Chief Sir Henry Clinton's aide William Co...
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World War I: Willard Prince198 - World War I: Willard Prince
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Interesting archive associated with Willard Prince, a veteran of World War I who would go on to be a founder of the Heisman Trophy as chairman of New
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George Dewey199 - George Dewey
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Vintage matte-finish 6.75 x 9.25 half-length portrait of Dewey in his military uniform by the Harris & Ewing Studio, affixed to the original stu...
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Iwo Jima: Joe Rosenthal200 - Iwo Jima: Joe Rosenthal
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Iconic vintage matte-finish 10.25 x 13.25 photo of the flag raising atop Mt. Suribachi during Battle of Iwo Jima, affixed to its original mount, signe
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