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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Herbert Hoover103 - Herbert Hoover
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Vintage matte-finish 5 x 7 portrait of Hoover by Harris & Ewing, boldly signed in the lower border in fountain pen. Blindstamped in the lower le...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Herbert Hoover104 - Herbert Hoover
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TLS, one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, March 15, 1949. Letter to Harry K. Sorensen of the Doctors Hospital, in full: "I have heard th...
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Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson105 - Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson
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Signed book: The Vantage Point: Perspectives of the Presidency, 1963–1969. First edition. NY: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1971. Hardcover with dust ja
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Lyndon B. Johnson106 - Lyndon B. Johnson
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Program for the 11th Annual State of the Nation and Silver Quill Award Dinner held at the Sheraton-Park Hotel in Washington, D.C., on February 1, 1962
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Lyndon B. Johnson107 - Lyndon B. Johnson
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TLS signed “L.B.J.,” one page, 7 x 9, personal letterhead, May 2, 1972. Letter to Master Sergeant David R. Friedman, in full: "Bright memories ...
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Lyndon B. Johnson108 - Lyndon B. Johnson
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TLS, one page, 8 x 10.5, United States Senate letterhead, February 19, 1960. Letter to Paul C. Barrett, in part: "There is really no 'formu...
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John F. Kennedy109 - John F. Kennedy
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Personalized bookplate for President John F. Kennedy, designed and crafted during his time in the White House. The bookplate measures 3.25 x 4.5 and f
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Abraham Lincoln: Andrew Curtin110 - Abraham Lincoln: Andrew Curtin
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Lawyer and politician (1817–1894) who served as the governor of Pennsylvania during the Civil War, who was the principal force behind the establishmen
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Abraham Lincoln: Frederick H. Meserve111 - Abraham Lincoln: Frederick H. Meserve
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World-renowned collector of Lincoln and Civil War-era photography (1865–1962), remembered for compiling a catalog of known Lincoln images. ANS signed
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Abraham Lincoln: John T. Ford112 - Abraham Lincoln: John T. Ford
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American theater manager (1829-1894) most famous for operating Ford's Theatre at the time of Abraham Lincoln's assassination. Ink signature,...
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William McKinley113 - William McKinley
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Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 19.25 x 15.5, May 27, 1901. President McKinley appoints Hubert L. Wigmore as "First Lieutenant of Cav...
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Richard Nixon114 - Richard Nixon
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TLS signed "Dick," one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, June 28, 1966. Letter to Lawrence Spivak, moderator of Meet the Press, in f...
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Richard Nixon115 - Richard Nixon
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TLS as president, signed "RN," one page, 7 x 9, White House letterhead, December 23, 1969. Letter to presidential aide John E. Nidecker, i...
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Richard Nixon116 - Richard Nixon
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Signed book: Real Peace: A Strategy for the West. First edition, first printing. NY: Privately printed, 1983. Hardcover with dust jacket, 5.75 x 8.5,
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Barack Obama117 - Barack Obama
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Signed book: The Audacity of Hope. First edition. NY: Crown Publishers, 2006. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.5 x 9.5, 375 pages. Signed on the title pa
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Ronald Reagan118 - Ronald Reagan
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TLS as president signed “Ron,” one page, 6.75 x 8.75, White House letterhead, February 6, 1985. Letter to Preson Long, humorously thanking him for bir
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Ronald Reagan119 - Ronald Reagan
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Official California inaugural concert program hosted at the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium on January 4, 1967, eight pages, 8.5 x 11, signed on the fr
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Ronald Reagan120 - Ronald Reagan
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DS, one page, 9.5 x 12, January 16, 1967. State of California Executive Department document by which Governor Reagan appoints Ronald B. Frankum as &...
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Ronald Reagan121 - Ronald Reagan
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Wonderful color satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of Reagan toasting in a tuxedo, signed and inscribed in the lower border in black felt tip, "Dear Pre...
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Ronald Reagan122 - Ronald Reagan
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Desirable official 1985 White House Christmas Card, measuring 7.25 x 5.25 closed, signed and inscribed inside in black felt tip by President Reagan:...
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Ronald Reagan123 - Ronald Reagan
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Schedule of Reagan's activities from August 1989–March 1990, eight pages, 11 x 8.5, annotated on the first two pages in his own hand. Reagan wri...
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Franklin D. Roosevelt124 - Franklin D. Roosevelt
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Attractive fountain pen signature, "Franklin D. Roosevelt,” on an off-white 5 x 3.25 State of New York, Executive Mansion card. In fine conditi...
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Six First Ladies125 - Six First Ladies
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Very appealing FDC with a cachet honoring the 75th anniversary of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, signed in ink or felt tip by Jacqueli...
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William H. Taft126 - William H. Taft
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Group of four unused color tickets from the 1908 Republican National Convention held at the Chicago Coliseum between June 16 and 19, 1908. Each ticket
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William H. Taft127 - William H. Taft
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TLS signed “Wm. H. Taft,” one page, 5.5 x 9, War Department letterhead, October 22, 1904. Letter to Luke E. Wright, civil governor of the Philippines.
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Harry and Bess Truman128 - Harry and Bess Truman
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Uncommon off-white 8 x 6 engraving of the south face of the White House by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, signed in black ballpoint, "Ha...
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Harry S. Truman129 - Harry S. Truman
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Attractive 5.75 x 8.5 book photo of Truman in profile, signed in fountain pen, "Harry S. Truman, July 28, 1956." In fine condition.
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Harry S. Truman130 - Harry S. Truman
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TLS, one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, September 16, 1958. Letter to Harold M. Slater of the St. Joseph News-Press, in full: "I am so...
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Donald Trump131 - Donald Trump
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Signed book: Crippled America. Limited first edition, numbered 5925/10000. NY: Threshold Editions, 2015. Hardcover with dust jacket, 5.75 x 8.75, 193
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Woodrow Wilson132 - Woodrow Wilson
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Ink signature, "Woodrow Wilson,” on an off-white 5.75 x 2.75 sheet clipped from the close of a letter to Mr. and Mrs. Hugh C. Wallace. In fine ...
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Benjamin Franklin134 - Benjamin Franklin
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Superb manuscript document with an autograph endorsement, signed “B. Franklin Presd't,” one page, 8 x 12.5, August 5, 1788. As president of Penn...
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Estimates : 20,000.00 - 25,000.00
 
 
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John Hancock136 - John Hancock
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Partly-printed DS, one page, 15.75 x 12.5, September 3, 1790. As governor of Massachusetts, Hancock appoints William Barnard as "Jun'r seco...
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Salmon P. Chase137 - Salmon P. Chase
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Politician (1808-1873) who served as secretary of the treasury for the first three years of Abraham Lincoln's term, after which Lincoln appointe...
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Stephen A. Douglas138 - Stephen A. Douglas
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Eminent American senator and statesman (1813-1861), dubbed the 'Little Giant,' perhaps best remembered for his role in the Lincoln-Douglas d...
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John Foster Dulles139 - John Foster Dulles
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A 1957 Federal Republic 10 Ducats gold proof coin presented to John Foster Dulles during his tenure as Secretary of State. Issued to celebrate the ret
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Alexander Hamilton140 - Alexander Hamilton
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Sought-after ink signature, "Free, A. Hamilton,” on an off-white 2 x 1.5 slip removed from a free franked envelope. Double-matted with an engra...
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Patrick Henry141 - Patrick Henry
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Partly-printed vellum DS, signed “P. Henry,” one page, 14.75 x 11.75, July 27, 1786. As governor of Virginia, Henry grants Henry Banks "a certa...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Joseph P. Kennedy142 - Joseph P. Kennedy
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Patriarch of the fabled family of American politicians (1888–1969) who served as American ambassador to Great Britain from 1938 to 1940. TLS in French
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William Penn143 - William Penn
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English-born Quaker (1644–1718) and founder of the colony that became the State of Pennsylvania. Vellum manuscript DS, signed “Wm. Penn,” one page, 26
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Dean Rusk144 - Dean Rusk
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Two items: a matte-finish 4 x 6 photo of Dean Rusk, signed in black ink; and a TLS, one page, 7 x 9, Secretary of State letterhead, December 23, 1962,
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[Mohandas Gandhi]145 - [Mohandas Gandhi]
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Police order issued to the East Godavari District Magistrate's Office in Cocanada, one page, 8.5 x 6.75, May 3, 1930, related to the arrest of G...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Martin Luther King, Jr146 - Martin Luther King, Jr
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Signed book: Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story. First edition. NY: Harper & Brothers, 1958. Hardcover with dust jacket, 5.75 x 8.25, 2...
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Nelson Mandela147 - Nelson Mandela
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Desirable signed book: No Easy Walk to Freedom. NY: Basic Books, 1965. Hardcover with dust jacket, 5.5 x 8.25, 189 pages. Signed on the title page in
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Nelson Mandela148 - Nelson Mandela
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Uncommon color 6.75 x 12 ballot for the 1994 Republic of South Africa general elections, signed in the upper border in black felt tip, "N. Mand...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Florence Nightingale149 - Florence Nightingale
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ALS, one page both sides, 7.25 x 9, October 21, 1856. Letter to nurse Mary Erskine, in part: "I had the pleasure of receiving your two letters ...
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Raoul Wallenberg150 - Raoul Wallenberg
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DS, in Hungarian, signed “R. Wallenberg,” one page, 8.25 x 5.75, September 22, 1944. Document associated with the issuance of a Schutz-Pass, in part (
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Estimates : 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
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Ram Mohan Roy151 - Ram Mohan Roy
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Indian reformer (1772-1833) who challenged traditional Hindu culture and first introduced the word Hinduism into the English language in 1816. Rare LS
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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John Jay152 - John Jay
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Partly-printed DS, one page, 14.5 x 8.75, April 16, 1798. As governor of New York, Jay appoints Sylvanus Willcocks Captain of a Company in the regimen
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Businessmen153 - Businessmen
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Collection of 18 items signed by a notable businessman, consisting mostly of signed slips, cards, and letters, ranging in size from 2.5 x 1 to 8.5 x 1
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Henry Ford154 - Henry Ford
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Vintage ink signature, "Henry Ford, July 9, 1929,” on an off-white 5 x 3.25 sheet clipped from his personal stationery. In fine condition, with...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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