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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Abner Doubleday258 - Abner Doubleday
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Union general (1819–1893) who commanded a division at Gettysburg and has controversially been credited with the invention of baseball. Partly-printed
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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William H. French259 - William H. French
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Union general (1815-1881) who participated in the Florida Wars and the Mexican War. He commanded a brigade of the 2nd Corps during the Peninsular camp
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Jubal Early260 - Jubal Early
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Phenomenal ALS signed “J. A. Early,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, lightly lined, 5.75 x 9, April 6, 1888. Letter to E. T. Lansing, in full: ...
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Winfield Scott Hancock261 - Winfield Scott Hancock
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Union general (1824–1886) who distinguished himself in the Battle of Gettysburg and later commanded Custer and the 7th Cavalry against the Cheyenne in
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Alfred Pleasonton262 - Alfred Pleasonton
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Union general (1824–1897) who commanded the Cavalry Corps of the Army of the Potomac during the Gettysburg Campaign, including the largest predominant
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John F. Reynolds263 - John F. Reynolds
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Highly respected senior commander of the Union Army (1820–1863) who played a key role in committing the Army of the Potomac to the Battle of Gettysbur
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Horatio Wright264 - Horatio Wright
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Engineer and general (1820–1899) who served in the Union Army during the Civil War, responsible for building the fortifications around Washington and
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Iwo Jima: John Bradley265 - Iwo Jima: John Bradley
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Iwo Jima flag-raiser John H. Bradley's personally-owned softcover notebook used during his medical training at Camp Pendleton in 1944, 3.5 x 5.5...
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World War II: 329th Infantry Regiment267 - World War II: 329th Infantry Regiment
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World War II-dated Nazi Party flag belonging to the 1st Platoon (Company I) of the 329th Infantry Regiment, a unit of the 83rd Infantry Division, 96 x
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Napoleon268 - Napoleon
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Lengthy LS in French, signed “Bonaparte,” four pages on two adjoining sheets, 7.25 x 9.25, Bonaparte 1er Consul de la Republique letterhead, March 29,
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Horatio Nelson269 - Horatio Nelson
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LS endorsed at the conclusion, "Copy Horatio Nelson," four pages on two adjoining sheets, 8 x 12.5, July 25, 1797. An important manuscript...
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Estimates : 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
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David B. Birney270 - David B. Birney
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Union general (1825–1864) who fought as a division commander of General Sickles' 3rd Corps at Gettysburg, and took command of the corps after Si...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Montgomery Blair271 - Montgomery Blair
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Politician and lawyer from Maryland (1813–1883) who served in Lincoln's cabinet as postmaster general during the Civil War. Manuscript DS, signe...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Mark W. Clark272 - Mark W. Clark
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Seven items, including: a group of four TLSs, each one page, dated between 1946 and 1965, with highlights as follows: April 22, 1946: “I was pleased t
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Enola Gay: George Caron273 - Enola Gay: George Caron
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Identical pair of glossy 8 x 10 photos of Enola Gay Tail Gunner George Caron posing in his military uniform, both signed in black felt tip, "Ge...
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Enola Gay: Morris Jeppson274 - Enola Gay: Morris Jeppson
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Glossy 11 x 8.5 laserprint photo of a model of the 'Little Boy' atomic bomb, a replica of the one the Enola Gay dropped on Hiroshima on Augu...
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Enola Gay: Paul Tibbets275 - Enola Gay: Paul Tibbets
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Six items signed in black ink or blue ballpoint by Enola Gay Pilot Paul Tibbets, including: an FDC with a cachet honoring the 50th anniversary of the
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French Military276 - French Military
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Two letters: an LS by Charles de La Croix de Castries, signed "le Mal. De Castries," one page, 8 x 12.5, September 7, 1785, in part (trans...
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John Gibbon277 - John Gibbon
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Union officer (1827–1896) who fought at Second Bull Run, Gettysburg, and the Appomattox Campaign, where he blocked the Confederate retreat. Civil War–
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Henry W. Halleck278 - Henry W. Halleck
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Civil War–dated ALS signed “H. W. Halleck, Major Genl.,” one page, 5 x 7.75, Headquarters, Department of the Missouri letterhead, December 7, 1861. Le
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O. O. Howard279 - O. O. Howard
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Union general (1830–1909) who participated at Gettysburg and commanded the Army of Tennessee during Sherman’s March to the Sea. Partly-printed DS, sig
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Iwo Jima: Charles W. Lindberg280 - Iwo Jima: Charles W. Lindberg
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Two glossy photos, 8 x 10 and 10 x 8, both signed in black ink by Iwo Jima flag-bearer Charles W. Lindberg: one photo shows Fifth Division Marines on
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Matthew F. Maury281 - Matthew F. Maury
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Pioneering naval officer, meteorologist, and oceanographer (1806-1873) who published the first textbook of modern oceanography. Civil War–dated ALS si
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Napoleonic France282 - Napoleonic France
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Manuscript document in French, four pages on two adjoining sheets, 8.25 x 11.5, no date. Untranslated document from the French Empire, headed "...
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John Newton283 - John Newton
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Union general (1822–1895) promoted to major general on March 30, 1863. He was conspicuous in storming Marye's Heights during the Chancellorsvill...
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Chester Nimitz284 - Chester Nimitz
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Vintage semi-glossy 4 x 5 seated portrait of Nimitz in his military uniform, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "To Florence Wray—Best wishe...
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Chester W. Nimitz285 - Chester W. Nimitz
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ALS signed “C. W. Nimitz,” one page, 8 x 10.5, Fleet Admiral letterhead, April 14, 1965. Letter to Ken Browne, in part: "Thank you for your let...
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Revolutionary War286 - Revolutionary War
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Revolutionary War-dated ALS, signed "Asa Waterman," one page both sides, 7.5 x 13, Roxbury, September 17, 1775, in part (spelling and gram...
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Eddie Rickenbacker287 - Eddie Rickenbacker
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Glossy 5 x 4 photo of Rickenbacker posing with his biplane, signed in the lower border in black felt tip, "Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker, 1918/1971....
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Theodore Roosevelt, Jr288 - Theodore Roosevelt, Jr
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President Theodore Roosevelt's son (1887–1944) who died following the Normandy invasion and was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. TLS, on...
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John Schofield289 - John Schofield
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Union general (1831–1906) who served as army commander in Sherman's Atlanta campaign and who later became General in Chief of the army. ALS sign...
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Winfield Scott290 - Winfield Scott
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Career Army officer (1786–1866) who commanded forces in the War of 1812, the Black Hawk War, the Mexican–American War, the Second Seminole War, and Ci
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William T. Sherman291 - William T. Sherman
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Neat ink signature, "W. T. Sherman, General,” on an off-white 3.5 x 2 card. In fine condition. Accompanied by an unsigned carte-de-visite portr...
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Henry W. Slocum292 - Henry W. Slocum
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Union general (1827–1894) who fought at Gettysburg and accompanied Sherman on his March to the Sea. Civil War–dated ALS signed “H. W. Slocum,” one pag
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Jacob Thompson293 - Jacob Thompson
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Mississippi politician (1810–1885) who served as Secretary of the Interior, resigning on the outbreak of the Civil War to become Inspector General of
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USS Ward (DD-139)294 - USS Ward (DD-139)
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Two color 20 x 16 posters of an Alan Chesley painting depicting the USS Ward (DD-139), a Wickes-class destroyer in the United States Navy that fired t
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Edwin A. Walker295 - Edwin A. Walker
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Highly decorated United States Army officer (1909–1993) who fought in World War II and the Korean War, remembered as the target for an assassination a
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Gouverneur K. Warren296 - Gouverneur K. Warren
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American military officer (1830–1882) who, despite earning the sobriquet 'Hero of Little Round Top' for his actions at Gettysburg, was humil...
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World War I: Russian Army297 - World War I: Russian Army
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Two circa 1914 unused chocolate bar wrappers from the Patisserie George Borman in St. Petersburg, each measuring 9 x 6. Presumably issued in the early
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World War II: 49th Field Artillery Battalion298 - World War II: 49th Field Artillery Battalion
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World War II-dated Japanese flag, or Nisshoki, belonging to the 49th Field Artillery Battalion of the United States Army, 27 x 32.75, with upper field
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Marcello Malpighi299 - Marcello Malpighi
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Italian doctor (1628–1694) who gave his name to several physiological features and played an important part in the discovery of the microscope and stu
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Rene Laennec300 - Rene Laennec
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French physician (1781–1826) who invented the stethoscope in 1816 and pioneered its use for diagnosing chest problems. Partly-printed DS, one page, 15
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Louis Pasteur301 - Louis Pasteur
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LS in French, signed "L. Pasteur," one page both sides, 8 x 10, Comite de Patronage des Etudiants Etrangers letterhead, February 15, 1894....
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Louis Pasteur302 - Louis Pasteur
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ALS in French, signed “L. Pasteur,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.25 x 8, August 18, no year. Letter to his assistant Eugene Maillot, in part
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Samuel F. B. Morse303 - Samuel F. B. Morse
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ALS signed “Sam’l F. B. Morse,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 5 x 8, April 30, 1862. Letter to Minister J. Treadwell Walden of Norwich, Connect
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Charles Darwin304 - Charles Darwin
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ALS signed “Ch. Darwin,” one page, 4.75 x 7.75, Down letterhead, January 23, [no year]. Letter concerning a German translation of his work. In full:...
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Estimates : 8,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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Thomas Edison305 - Thomas Edison
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Partly-printed DS, signed twice, “Thos. A. Edison,” one page, 11 x 7.75, May 6, 1907. Stock certificate issued to Thomas A. Edison for “One hundred an
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Thomas Edison306 - Thomas Edison
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Pencil signature, "Thos. A. Edison,” on a 4 x 4 sheet removed from a pamphlet headed "State Cooperation in the Enforcement of National Pro...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Ernest Rutherford307 - Ernest Rutherford
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Vintage matte-finish photo of the ocean liner SS Euripides at sea, affixed to its original 9.75 x 7.75 mount, signed on the mount in fountain pen, &...
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Carl Jung308 - Carl Jung
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Extremely rare glossy 2.75 x 3.75 deckle-edge photo of Carl Jung in profile, signed on the reverse in fountain pen, "C. G. Jung." Typed no...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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