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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Edmund Burke155 - Edmund Burke
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Statesman, author, orator, political theorist, and philosopher (1729–1797) who, after relocating to England, served for many years in the House of Com
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Sigmund Freud156 - Sigmund Freud
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ALS in German, signed "Sigm. Freud," one page, 5.5 x 7.25, personal letterhead, September 18, 1932. Letter to a doctor, in part (translate...
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,000.00
 
 
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Sigmund Freud157 - Sigmund Freud
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ALS in German, signed “Freud,” penned on the reverse of a 4 x 2 business card belonging to the recipient, his assistant, Dr. Paul Federn, January 2, 1
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Friedrich Hayek158 - Friedrich Hayek
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Remarkable handwritten manuscript by Friedrich Hayek entitled "The Discipline of Civilsation ," unsigned, three pages, 7 x 9.75, circa 193...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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John Law159 - John Law
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Scottish economist (1671–1729) known as a monetary reformer and as the originator of the 'Mississippi scheme' for the development of French ...
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Estimates : 12,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
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Nobel Prize in Economics Sciences160 - Nobel Prize in Economics Sciences
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Collection of 22 items signed by a Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences, consisting almost entirely of cards or sheets, with signers including: Kenneth
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Jean-Jacques Rousseau161 - Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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Important Swiss-French philosopher and writer (1712-1778) who held that the individual is essentially good but usually corrupted by society. Rare auto
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Statutes of the Order of the Holy Spirit162 - Statutes of the Order of the Holy Spirit
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Rare book: Statuts de l'Ordre du Saint-Espirit [Statutes of the Order of the Holy Spirit]. Paris: Engelmann et Graf, Imprimeurs-Lithographes, 18...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Emperor Meiji164 - Emperor Meiji
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DS in Japanese, one page, 22.75 x 17.75, circa 1890–1912. Untranslated document in which the emperor of Japan confers the Order of the Golden Kite upo
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Ho Chi Minh165 - Ho Chi Minh
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Extremely rare vintage fountain pen signature, "Ho Chi Minh, 7.2.58,” on a pink 4.5 x 3.25 album page from the collection of P.S. Bhiwandiwala,...
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Haile Selassie166 - Haile Selassie
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Longtime Emperor of Ethiopia (1892–1975) who reigned from 1930 to 1974. Selassie is one of the most revered figures among followers of the Rastafari m
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Charles XII of Sweden167 - Charles XII of Sweden
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King of Sweden from 1697 to 1718, remembered as a warrior who defeated the Russians at Narva, later defeating Peter the Great and nearly taking Moscow
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Lady Emma Hamilton168 - Lady Emma Hamilton
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Born the daughter of a humble blacksmith, the model, entertainer, and courtesan Emma Hamilton (née Amy Lyon, 1761) ascended through the ranks o...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Ferdinand and Isabella169 - Ferdinand and Isabella
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Manuscript DS in Spanish, signed by Ferdinand, "Yo el Rey [I the King]," and by Isabella, "Yo la Reyna [I the Queen]," one page,...
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Estimates : 7,500.00 - 8,500.00
 
 
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King George III and William Howe170 - King George III and William Howe
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Partly-printed vellum DS, signed “George R,” one page, 16.5 x 11, July 1, 1800. King George III appoints Howard Elphinstone "to be a Captain Li...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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King William III171 - King William III
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Sovereign Prince of Orange (1650–1702) who served as King of England, Scotland, and Ireland from 1689 until his death. Vellum manuscript DS, signed “W
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Marie-Antoinette172 - Marie-Antoinette
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Vellum manuscript DS in French, signed “Marie-Antoinette,” one page, 15.25 x 10.5, November 20, 1789. A debt acknowledgment related to expenses from s
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Estimates : 12,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
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Nicholas I173 - Nicholas I
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Czar of Russia (born 1796) who reigned from 1825 until his death in 1855. By crushing the Decembrist Uprising, he confirmed the autocracy of czarist r
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Princess Diana174 - Princess Diana
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Uncommon Royal Christmas card from 1996 with an embossed coat of arms on the front, measuring 12 x 8 open, featuring an affixed color photo of Princes
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Princess Diana175 - Princess Diana
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Appealing Royal Christmas card from 1995 with embossed coat of arms on the front, measuring 16 x 6 open, featuring an affixed satin-finish photo of Pr
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Queen Anne176 - Queen Anne
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Queen of England (born 1665), the last British monarch in the Stuart dynasty, who reigned from 1702 until her death in 1714. Manuscript DS, signed “An
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Queen Elizabeth II177 - Queen Elizabeth II
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Partly-printed DS, signed “Elizabeth R,” one page, 20 x 15, August 12, 1966. Queen Elizabeth appoints Kenneth Charles Francis Davies "to be an ...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Queen Mary I of England178 - Queen Mary I of England
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Mary I (1516–1558) was the oldest daughter of King Henry VIII who ruled as Queen of England and Ireland from 1553 until her death at which time her ha
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Estimates : 8,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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Queen Victoria179 - Queen Victoria
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Partly-printed DS, signed “Victoria R,” one page, 16 x 12, August 2, 1899. Queen Victoria appoints John Garrard Goodlake "to be an Officer in O...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Queen Victoria180 - Queen Victoria
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Bold and crisp ink signature by the 16-year-old Princess Victoria, "Victoria, Kensington Palace, Jan: 17th, 1836,” on an off-white 4.5 x 1.5 sl...
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Titanic: Edward Smith181 - Titanic: Edward Smith
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Scarce DS, signed "E. J. Smith," one page, 8 x 6, October 30, 1896. A certificate of discharge issued to T. Riley a fireman aboard the S.S...
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Estimates : 6,000.00 - 8,000.00
 
 
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Howard Carter182 - Howard Carter
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British archaeologist and Egyptologist (1874–1939) whose discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun in Egypt's 'Valley of the Kings' proved to...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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David Crockett184 - David Crockett
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Rare hand-addressed and free-franked envelope panel, 5 x 2.75, addressed by Crockett to his publisher, "Messrs. E. L. Cary & A. Hart, Phila...
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Estimates : 10,000.00 - 12,000.00
 
 
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William F. ‘Buffalo Bill’ Cody185 - William F. ‘Buffalo Bill’ Cody
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Superb vintage matte-finish 4.25 x 6.5 cabinet photo of Cody in a distinguished half-length pose, signed boldly in ink in the lower border, "W....
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Two Guns White Calf186 - Two Guns White Calf
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Vintage matte-finish 3.5 x 5.5 postcard photo of Two Guns White Calf in near-profile, signed in black ink with his three-character pictogram of two ri
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Rain-in-the-Face187 - Rain-in-the-Face
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One of the most feared and respected Native American warriors of the late 19th century (c. 1835–1905). A Hunkpapa Lakota, he was born in about 1835. H
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Frank James188 - Frank James
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Outlaw and older brother of Jesse James (1843–1915). ALS in pencil, one page both sides, 7.75 x 10.5, July 25, 1911. Written from Kearey, Missouri, a
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Mickey Cohen189 - Mickey Cohen
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Gangster (1913–1976) born Meyer Cohen who was a trusted associate of racketeer Bugsy Siegel. After Siegel's death in 1947, Cohen acquired Siegel...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Frank Hamer190 - Frank Hamer
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Texas ranger (1884–1955) best known for tracking down legendary crime duo Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow and for leading the ambush that killed the pa
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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John Dillinger191 - John Dillinger
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ALS signed “Johnnie,” one page both sides, 7.75 x 9.75, October 1, 1933. Letter to Mary Longnaker, written from Allen County Jail in Lima, Ohio, where
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Estimates : 25,000.00 - 30,000.00
 
 
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19th Century Notables193 - 19th Century Notables
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Collection of 30 ink signatures of 19th and early 20th century notables—including military figures, businessmen, politicians, and authors—on individua
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Alexandra of Denmark194 - Alexandra of Denmark
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Matte-finish 4 x 6 photo of Queen Alexandra and King Edward VII by W. & D. Downey, affixed to its original 7.5 x 10 mount, signed on the mount i...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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P. T. Barnum195 - P. T. Barnum
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Bold ink signature, "Truly Yours, P. T. Barnum, June 27, 1878,” on an off-white 3.75 x 2.25 card bearing Barnum's personal ink stamp to the...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Bavarian Royalty and Opera Stars196 - Bavarian Royalty and Opera Stars
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Unusual assemblage of ink signatures on adjoining off-white 4.5 x 7 album pages. Royal signatures of key figures in World War I include: Rupprecht, Cr
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Menachem Begin197 - Menachem Begin
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Two items: a color satin-finish 10 x 8 official White House photo of Begin meeting with Jimmy Carter and Anwar Sadat during their historic peace talks
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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David Ben-Gurion198 - David Ben-Gurion
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Israeli commemorative cover from 1960, signed in blue ballpoint in Hebrew by David Ben-Gurion. In fine condition.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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David Ben-Gurion and Golda Meir199 - David Ben-Gurion and Golda Meir
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Ink signatures of two Israeli Prime Ministers, "D. Ben-Gurion" and "Golda Meir, Jerusalem, Aug. 17, 1960," on a pair of off-whit...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Joe Biden200 - Joe Biden
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Color satin-finish 10 x 8 head-and-shoulders photo of Joe Biden speaking at a podium in front of an American flag, signed in black felt tip. In very f
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Joe Biden201 - Joe Biden
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Color satin-finish 8 x 9.5 half-length photo of Joe Biden smiling with his arms crossed, signed in black felt tip, "Keep the faith, Joe Biden, ...
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Bonaparte Family202 - Bonaparte Family
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Collection of five items signed by the successors of Napoleon Bonaparte, including: a handwritten endorsement in pencil by Napoleon III, signed &quo...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Simon Cameron203 - Simon Cameron
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Lincoln's controversial first secretary of war (1799–1889), who served only one year before resigning amidst allegations of corruption. Civil Wa...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Noam Chomsky204 - Noam Chomsky
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Four items: an MIT business card belong to Chomsky, 3.5 x 2, signed in black ballpoint; and three laserprint photos of the noted analytical philosophe
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Roy Cohn205 - Roy Cohn
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American lawyer (1927–1986) best known for being Senator Joseph McCarthy's chief counsel during the Army–McCarthy hearings in 1954 and for being...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Colonial Massachusetts206 - Colonial Massachusetts
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Rare 1756 booklet of "Acts and Laws Passed by the Great and General Court or Assembly of His Majesty's Province of the Massachusetts–Bay in...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Dalai Lama207 - Dalai Lama
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Color glossy 3.5 x 5 cardstock photo of the Dalai Lama with his hands clasped, signed in Tibetan in blue ballpoint. In fine condition.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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