RR Auction: Fine Autographs and Artifacts featuring Science and Technology

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Science and Technology dominates the 900+ items in RR Auction's December Fine Autographs and Artifacts sale, highlighted by a fully functional Enigma I cipher machine used by the German military, letters by Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking, an Apple floppy disk signed by Steve Jobs, an historic Apollo and other space program artifacts. Other autograph highlights include a John Dillinger letter from jail, a ledger signed by Davy Crockett, multiple George Washington and Abraham Lincoln items, and other outstanding pieces of the past. 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 December 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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Harry S. Truman53 - Harry S. Truman
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ALS as president signed “Harry,” one page, 5 x 8, no date. Letter to his wife, First Lady Bess Truman, in full: "Weather is not so good. Have h...
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Harry S. Truman54 - Harry S. Truman
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DS, signed “Harry S. Truman 33°, P.G.M. Mo.,” one page, 16 x 11.75, April 21, 1944. Masonic document certifying "that Brother James Byron ...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Dwight D. Eisenhower55 - Dwight D. Eisenhower
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Signed book: Crusade in Europe. First edition, limited issue, numbered 192/1426. NY: Doubleday, 1948. Hardcover with slipcase, 7 x 10, 559 pages. Sign
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Dwight D. Eisenhower56 - Dwight D. Eisenhower
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Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 23 x 19, February 25, 1955. President Eisenhower appoints Thomas Coggeshall of Connecticut as "a Memb...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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John and Jacqueline Kennedy57 - John and Jacqueline Kennedy
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Semi-glossy 14 x 11 silver gelatin photo of President John F. Kennedy dining with First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson a
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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John F. Kennedy58 - John F. Kennedy
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TLS signed "Jack," one page, 8 x 10.25, United States Senate letterhead, July 2, 1957. Brief letter to Professor Seymour Harris at Harvard...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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John F. Kennedy59 - John F. Kennedy
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TLS as president signed “John Kennedy,” one page, 6.75 x 9, White House letterhead, March 2, 1963. Letter to longtime Oklahoma Congressman Tom Steed,
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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John F. Kennedy60 - John F. Kennedy
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Original "No Parking" street sign from the "Presidential Inauguration" of John F. Kennedy at the United States Capitol in Washin...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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John F. Kennedy61 - John F. Kennedy
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TLS signed “John Kennedy,” one page, 8 x 10.5, United States Senate letterhead, May 22, 1957. Letter to constituent Victoria A. Craig in Arlington, Ma
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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John F. Kennedy62 - John F. Kennedy
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Wonderful original color 18.5 x 28.75 poster for Senator John F. Kennedy's 1960 presidential campaign, showing a handsome portrait of JFK agains...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Robert and Ted Kennedy63 - Robert and Ted Kennedy
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Appealing set of three original glossy 6.5 x 9.5 silver gelatin photos of Robert F. Kennedy and Edward Kennedy by New York Times photographer George T
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Lyndon B. Johnson64 - Lyndon B. Johnson
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TLS as president, one page, 6.75 x 8.75, White House letterhead, January 17, 1969. Letter to longtime Oklahoma Congressman Tom Steed, in full: "...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Ronald Reagan65 - Ronald Reagan
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Official pen used by President Ronald Reagan to sign the "State and Local Government Cost Estimate Act of 1981 [Public Law 97-108, 97th Congres...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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George Bush66 - George Bush
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Wonderful handwritten statement from George Bush on an off-white 7 x 9.5 engraving of President Abraham Lincoln by the Bureau of Engraving and Printin
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Gerald Ford67 - Gerald Ford
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Scarce handwritten statement from Gerald Ford on an off-white 8.5 x 11.25 engraving of President Abraham Lincoln by the Bureau of Engraving and Printi
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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George and Laura Bush68 - George and Laura Bush
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Attractive pair of engravings of President Abraham Lincoln by the Bureau of Engraving & Printing, 9 x 12, individually signed in black felt tip ...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Donald Trump69 - Donald Trump
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Brief handwritten note in black felt tip, "Michael—Thanks! Donald Trump," on a TLS addressed to him by Michael Drake, one page, 8.5 x 11, ...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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John Quincy Adams70 - John Quincy Adams
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Hand-addressed and free-franked mailing envelope, measures 11 x 7.75 unfolded, addressed in Adams's hand to the governor of Virginia, "His ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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George Bush71 - George Bush
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ALS as vice president, one page, 6.5 x 8.5, vice presidential "Aboard Air Force Two" letterhead, October 4, 1984. Letter to Chuck Connors,...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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George Bush72 - George Bush
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Glossy 8 x 10 head-and-shoulders photo of Bush in a suit and tie, signed and inscribed in black ballpoint, "Dave, Thanks for all your help—Geor...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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George Bush73 - George Bush
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TLS signed “George B,” one page, 7 x 9, vice presidential letterhead, April 26, 1986. Letter to Ron Wade, in part: "If we are in town when you ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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George Bush74 - George Bush
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TLS, one page, 8 x 10.5, US Representative to the United Nations letterhead, May 13, 1971. Letter to an autograph collector, in part: "I am ret...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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George Bush75 - George Bush
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Commemorative cover with a silk cachet depicting five presidents gathering at the White House, signed in blue ballpoint by George Bush. In fine condit
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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George W. Bush76 - George W. Bush
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Booklet containing President George W. Bush's State of the Union address to the 107th Congress outlining his administration goals, given on Febr...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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George W. Bush77 - George W. Bush
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Souvenir typescript of President Bush's historic statement on September 11, 2001, two pages, 5 x 8.25, mock White House letterhead, signed at th...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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George W. Bush78 - George W. Bush
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Felt tip signature, "George W. Bush,” on a white 5 x 3 sheet with printed name below. In very fine condition. Encapsulated in a PSA/DNA authent...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Jimmy Carter79 - Jimmy Carter
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TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, personal letterhead, December 3, 1987. Letter to Philip Habib, special ambassador of the United States, in full: "I am...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter80 - Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter
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Color satin-finish 20 x 16 photo of Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter standing in front of a large American flag during their visit aboard the USS Peleliu in
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Grover Cleveland81 - Grover Cleveland
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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 16 x 19.75, November 9, 1894. President Cleveland appoints Yates Stirling as "a Captain in the...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Bill Clinton82 - Bill Clinton
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Signed book: Back to Work: Why We Need Smart Government for a Strong Economy. First edition. NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 2011. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Bill Clinton83 - Bill Clinton
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Official Rawlings (ROLB2) baseball signed in black ink on a side panel, "Thanks, Bill Clinton." In very fine condition.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Bill Clinton84 - Bill Clinton
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Brochure for Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign entitled "A Plan for America's Future," eight pages, 8.5 x 11, signed and inscri...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Bill Clinton85 - Bill Clinton
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Official program for the 52nd Presidential Inaugural, 24 pages, 8.5 x 11, featuring images and a schedule of events for the first presidential inaugur
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Hillary Clinton86 - Hillary Clinton
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Signed book: Invitation to the White House. Limited first edition, 'Flatsigned 1st Edition' of 100 copies. NY: Simon & Schuster, 2000. L...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Calvin Coolidge87 - Calvin Coolidge
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Vintage matte-finish 8.75 x 11.75 Harris & Ewing portrait of Coolidge, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "To Otto Girline, With Regards...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Calvin Coolidge88 - Calvin Coolidge
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TLS, one page, 8.5 x 10.5, personal letterhead, March 18, 1930. Letter to Isaac Liberman, in part: "Your kind letter reached my office while I ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Calvin Coolidge89 - Calvin Coolidge
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TLS as president, one page, 7 x 9, White House letterhead, October 20, 1928. Letter to Richard H. Edmonds, editor of the Manufacturers Record. In full
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Dwight D. Eisenhower90 - Dwight D. Eisenhower
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TLS as president, one page, 7 x 8.75, White House letterhead, November 3, 1956. Letter to Mrs. T. L. McDonald, in full: "Thank you for sending ...
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Mamie Doud Eisenhower91 - Mamie Doud Eisenhower
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TLS, one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, January 12, 1953. Letter to Ken Browne, in full: "The General and I are grateful indeed for yo...
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Gerald Ford92 - Gerald Ford
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ALS signed “Jerry,” one page, 6.25 x 8.5, personal letterhead, June 2. Letter to "Dick," in full: "Happy Birthday and best wishes for...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Gerald Ford93 - Gerald Ford
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TLS signed “Jerry Ford,” two pages, 8 x 10.5, House of Representatives letterhead, February 14, 1969. Letter to Joseph Antczak, in part: "May I...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Gerald Ford94 - Gerald Ford
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ALS signed “Gerald R. Ford,” one page, 6.25 x 8.5, personal letterhead, April 9 (no year). Letter to Juanita Millender-McDonald, a member of Congress
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Gerald Ford95 - Gerald Ford
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Four items: a TLS, signed "Jerry Ford," one page, 8 x 10.5, Congress of the United States letterhead, July 31, 1963, addressed to Ken Brow...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Gerlad Ford and Chuck Yeager96 - Gerlad Ford and Chuck Yeager
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Glossy 10 x 8 photo of President Ford presenting Yeager with a special silver medal awarded by Congress, signed in black felt tip, "Gerald R. F...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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U. S. Grant97 - U. S. Grant
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Uncommon pairing of vintage matte-finish photographs commemorating the final days of U. S. Grant, affixed to the front and reverse of an off-white 15
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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U. S. Grant98 - U. S. Grant
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Impressive pairing of vintage matte-finish photographs commemorating the resting place of U. S. Grant, affixed to the front and reverse of an off-whit
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Warren G. Harding99 - Warren G. Harding
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The Harding Publishing Company check, 8.25 x 3.5, filled out in another hand and signed by Harding, "W. G. Harding, Pres't," payable t...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Benjamin Harrison100 - Benjamin Harrison
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TLS signed “Benj. Harrison,” one page, 8.5 x 5.5, personal letterhead, November 24, 1888. Letter to W. A. Bodine of Morristown, Indiana, just two week
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Benjamin Harrison101 - Benjamin Harrison
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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, signed “Benj. Harrison,” one page, 14.5 x 18, October 2, 1890. President Harrison appoints Stevens G. Cowdrey a
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Herbert Hoover102 - Herbert Hoover
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Uncommon White House card, 4.25 x 2.75, signed neatly in fountain pen by Herbert Hoover. In fine condition, with one tiny stain.
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