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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Frederick Douglass208 - Frederick Douglass
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Partly-printed DS, signed “Fred'k Douglass,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 8.5 x 14, July 15, 1885. Indenture between Theodor and Dorothe...
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Thomas Lord Fairfax209 - Thomas Lord Fairfax
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The only resident peer in late colonial America who administered his vast Northern Neck Proprietary from his wilderness estate at Greenway Court, Virg
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Frederick IX of Denmark210 - Frederick IX of Denmark
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Vintage matte-finish 4 x 6 three-quarter-length portrait of Frederick IX of Denmark in his decorated naval uniform, affixed to its original 6.25 x 8.5
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Freeman Freeman-Thomas, 1st Marquess of Willingdon211 - Freeman Freeman-Thomas, 1st Marquess of Willingdon
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British politician (1866-1941) who served as governor-general of Canada and as viceroy and governor-general of India. ALS signed “Willingdon,” two pag
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Milton Friedman212 - Milton Friedman
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University of Chicago economist (1912-2006) who won the 1976 Nobel Prize in Economics. ALS signed “MF,” one page, 8.5 x 11, personal letterhead, Augus
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William Lloyd Garrison213 - William Lloyd Garrison
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Group lot of items relating to noted abolitionist and social reformer William Lloyd Garrison, including: a framed display from the archives of Upsala
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John Geary214 - John Geary
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Union general and politician (1819–1873) whose geographically diverse posts included governor of the Kansas Territory, mayor of San Francisco, and gov
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John Geary215 - John Geary
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Union general and politician (1819–1873) whose geographically diverse posts included governor of the Kansas Territory, mayor of San Francisco, and gov
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Horace Greeley216 - Horace Greeley
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ALS, one page, 5.25 x 8, Daily Tribune letterhead, November 24, 1861. Letter to C. S. Lincoln, in part: "I hold myself engaged to you for the e...
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Friedrich Hayek217 - Friedrich Hayek
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Influential economist (1899-1992) known for his defense of classical liberalism, who shared the Nobel Prize in Economics with Gunnar Myrdal for '...
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Dolores Ibarruri218 - Dolores Ibarruri
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Spanish communist politician (1895-1989) and a leader of the Spanish Civil War. Oversized 8.25 x 12 program photo honoring the 90th birthday of ...
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Israeli Leaders219 - Israeli Leaders
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Group lot of eight items signed by a notable Israeli political or military leader, consisting mostly of photos ranging in size from 5 x 7 to 8 x 11.25
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Israeli Nobel Peace Prize Winners220 - Israeli Nobel Peace Prize Winners
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Very appealing group lot of three photos of former Israeli Prime Ministers, ranging in size from 3.5 x 5 to 5.5 x 8, each signed in ink by the picture
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Ted Kennedy221 - Ted Kennedy
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Group lot of seven TLSs from Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy, each signed “Ted,” each one page, dated between 1968 and 1993, United States Senate an
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Kennedy Assassination: Dr. Robert McClelland222 - Kennedy Assassination: Dr. Robert McClelland
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Original signed felt tip sketch of "President Kennedy's Wounds" on a white 8.5 x 11 cardstock sheet, signed "Drawn by Robert McCl...
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King George III223 - King George III
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Manuscript DS, signed “George R.,” one page, 7.75 x 12.5, circa 1791. King George authorizes George Rose and Charles Henry Somerset to make "de...
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King Hussein and Queen Alia224 - King Hussein and Queen Alia
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Holiday card from 1973 bearing an embossed crown and "H" on the front, measuring 16 x 6 open, with inside featuring an affixed photo of Ki...
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Marie-Antoinette: Genet Campan225 - Marie-Antoinette: Genet Campan
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French educator (1752-1822) and lady-in-waiting to Queen Marie Antoinette before and during the French Revolution. Partly-printed DS, in French, one p
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Thomas Mifflin226 - Thomas Mifflin
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Signer of the US Constitution from Pennsylvania (1744–1800) and first governor of that state. Partly-printed vellum DS, signed “Tho. Mifflin,” one pag
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Mother Teresa227 - Mother Teresa
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Prayer slip depicting Mother Teresa holding a child, 6.25 x 3.25, signed in black ink, "God bless you, M Teresa mc." Pencil notation on re...
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Mother Teresa228 - Mother Teresa
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TLS signed “M. Teresa mc,” one page on the reverse of a 6.25 x 3.25 prayer slip depicting Mother Teresa holding a child, dated October 4, 1993. Letter
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Napoleon Eugene Bonaparte, Prince Imperial229 - Napoleon Eugene Bonaparte, Prince Imperial
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Prince Imperial of the French Bonaparte dynasty (1856-1879), and the only child of Napoleon III. His early death in Africa, at the hands of Zulu warri
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Madame Ngo Dinh Nhu230 - Madame Ngo Dinh Nhu
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The de facto First Lady of South Vietnam from 1955 to 1963 as the wife of Ngo Dinh Nhu, brother and chief advisor to the bachelor president Ngo Dinh D
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Lee Harvey Oswald231 - Lee Harvey Oswald
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Pair of limited edition semi-glossy 8 x 10 silver gelatin prints of Lee Harvey Oswald, both numbered 13/50: one showing Oswald, on leave from the USMC
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Shimon Peres232 - Shimon Peres
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TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, personal Chairman of the Israel Labour Party letterhead, September 5, 1982. Letter to Philip Habib, special ambassador of the
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Queen Mother Doan Huy233 - Queen Mother Doan Huy
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Wife of Emperor Khai Dinh and mother of Bao Dai who was the last 'Queen Mother' of Vietnam (1890-1980). Two items: a vintage matte-finish 3...
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Marthe Richard234 - Marthe Richard
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French prostitute and spy (1889–1982) who was hired by French counterintelligence during World War I. Two items: an untranslated ALS in French, one pa
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Andrei Sakharov235 - Andrei Sakharov
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Russian nuclear physicist (1921–1989) who was the designer of the Soviet Union's RDS-37, a codename for Soviet development of thermonuclear weap...
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Colonel Harland Sanders236 - Colonel Harland Sanders
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Large color 15.5 x 18 print of Norman Rockwell's portrait of Col. Sanders in his famous white suit, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, &quo...
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William Seward237 - William Seward
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American statesman (1801–1872) who served as secretary of state in the Lincoln administration and who was severely injured in an attack that was part
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Shipwreck238 - Shipwreck
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ALS signed “Theo. P. Greene,” one page, 7.75 x 9.75, December 7, 1860. Written from the Lighthouse Office of Portland, Maine, a letter from 1st Distri
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Herbert Spencer239 - Herbert Spencer
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Prominent English philosopher and sociologist (1820–1903). LS, one page, 4.5 x 7, February 15, 1882. Letter to D. Vogel, in full: "Your letter ...
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Roger B. Taney240 - Roger B. Taney
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ADS, signed three times, “R. B. Taney,” one page, 7.75 x 12.75, no date but circa 1806. Document written as the plaintiff's attorney in a case r...
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Walter C. Teagle241 - Walter C. Teagle
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American oil executive (1878–1962) who was president of Standard Oil from 1917 to 1937. TLS signed “W. C. Teagle,” one page, 8.5 x 11, Standard Oil Co
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Margaret Thatcher242 - Margaret Thatcher
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Three items signed by Thatcher: a satin-finish 3 x 5 portrait, signed in the lower border in blue felt tip; a 3.5 x 5.75 bookplate depicting the Palac
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Margaret Thatcher243 - Margaret Thatcher
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TLS, one page, 7.5 x 9.5, House of Commons letterhead, May 23, 1962. Letter to Miss V. E. Watson, in part: "There is one thing about which I wo...
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Transcontinental Railroad244 - Transcontinental Railroad
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ALS signed “A. W. Thompson,” one page both sides, 7.75 x 10, November 24, 1863. Written from New York, a letter to A. D. Russell, in part: "In ...
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Booker T. Washington245 - Booker T. Washington
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Ink signature, "Booker T. Washington, Tuskegee, Jan. 28, 96, Alabama,” on an off-white 4 x 2.25 card. In very fine condition.
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Daniel Webster246 - Daniel Webster
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ALS signed “Dan'l Webster,” one page both sides, 7.75 x 9.25, April 20, 1843. Letter to "Mr. Nesmith" marked "Private & Confi...
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Elie Wiesel247 - Elie Wiesel
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Signed book: A Passover Haggadah written by Nobel Peace prize winner Elie Wiesel, illustrated by Mark Podwal. Uncorrected galley proof in plain yellow
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Duke and Duchess of Windsor248 - Duke and Duchess of Windsor
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Fountain pen signatures, "Edward" and "Wallis Windsor," on a blue 6 x 8 sheet of Government House, Nassau stationery. In fine co...
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John Paul Jones249 - John Paul Jones
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Important American naval commander (1747–1792) during the Revolutionary War, who earned acclaim for his raids against the British while aboard the Bon
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Marquis de Lafayette250 - Marquis de Lafayette
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ALS in French, signed “Lafayette,” one page, 7.75 x 9.75, August 22, 1828. In part (translated): "Since I last had the honor of seeing you, we ...
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Henry Lee251 - Henry Lee
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Partly-printed DS, one page, 14.75 x 12.25, September 17, 1792. As governor of Virginia, Lee grants unto John Finie "a certain Tract or Parcel ...
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Samuel H. Parsons252 - Samuel H. Parsons
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Important Continental Army general (1737-1789) who served continuously from the Lexington Alarm through the British surrender at Yorktown. Revolutiona
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John Paterson253 - John Paterson
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Major general in the Continental Army during the American Revolution (1744–1808) who later served as a U.S. Congressman from New York. ADS, one page,
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Jean-Baptiste de Rochambeau254 - Jean-Baptiste de Rochambeau
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French military officer (1725–1807) who made a substantial contribution to the American Revolution, including a leading role in the defeat of Lord Cor
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William Gates255 - William Gates
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Career United States Army officer (1788–1868) who served on active duty from when he entered West Point as a cadet in 1801 until his final retirement
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Civil War: John H. Ruoff256 - Civil War: John H. Ruoff
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Civil War soldier John H. Ruoff's journal from his time with the 99th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry from July 26, 1861–November 15, 1862, 3.75...
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Jefferson Davis257 - Jefferson Davis
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ALS signed “Jeffer. Davis,” one page, 6.75 x 8.5, May 26, 1854. Letter to "C. Hallowell," written as secretary of war, in full: "Beck...
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