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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Wilhelm Rontgen309 - Wilhelm Rontgen
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Distinguished German physicist (1845–1923) who discovered X-rays in 1895, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1901. ALS in German, signed &q...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Niels Bohr310 - Niels Bohr
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Danish physicist (1885–1962) who was awarded the 1922 Nobel Prize in Physics for his theory of atomic structure. Danish-language booklet containing a
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Niels Bohr311 - Niels Bohr
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Danish physicist (1885–1962) who was awarded the 1922 Nobel Prize in Physics for his theory of atomic structure. Vintage matte-finish 3 x 4.75 portrai
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Niels Bohr312 - Niels Bohr
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Vintage fountain pen signature, "Niels Bohr,” on an off-white 3.5 x 2.25 card affixed to a white 8.25 x 11.75 sheet with glossy photo. Also inc...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Albert Einstein313 - Albert Einstein
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TLS in German, signed “A. Einstein,” one page, 8 x 10.25, blindstamped Princeton letterhead, July 28, 1951. Letter to Dr. Dagobert D. Runes, granting
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Estimates : 6,000.00 - 7,000.00
 
 
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Albert Einstein314 - Albert Einstein
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ALS in German, signed “Albert,” one page both sides, 5.5 x 8.75, June 4, 1918. Untranslated letter to his first wife, the physicist and mathematician
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Estimates : 15,000.00 - 20,000.00
 
 
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Albert Einstein315 - Albert Einstein
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ALS in German, signed “Einstein,” one page both sides, 8.25 x 10.75, September 19, 1932. Written from his summer house in Caputh, a letter to "...
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Estimates : 15,000.00 - 20,000.00
 
 
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Albert Einstein316 - Albert Einstein
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TLS in German, signed “Albert,” one page, 8.5 x 11, blindstamped personal letterhead, December 14, 1946. Letter to his lifelong friend Michele Besso a
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Estimates : 40,000.00 - 60,000.00
 
 
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Albert Einstein317 - Albert Einstein
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Signed book: The Universe and Dr. Einstein. First edition. NY: William Sloane Associates, 1948. Hardcover with dust jacket, 5.75 x 8.5, 127 pages. Sig
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Werner Heisenberg318 - Werner Heisenberg
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German theoretical physicist (1901-1976) awarded the 1932 Nobel Prize in physics for the creation of quantum mechanics. Vintage matte-finish 4.25 x 5.
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Max Planck319 - Max Planck
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Nobel Prize-winning German physicist (1858-1947) who pioneered the understanding of quantum theory. Unusual 4.5 x 7 photo card bearing a printed messa
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Alan Turing320 - Alan Turing
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Influential British mathematician, cryptanalyst, and computer scientist (1912–1954) considered the father of theoretical computer science and artifici
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Estimates : 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
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Edwin Land321 - Edwin Land
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American scientist and inventor (1909–1991) who pioneered inexpensive polarizing filters and, with his development of 'instant' photography,...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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German 1935 Enigma Machine322 - German 1935 Enigma Machine
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Early, fully operational three-rotor Enigma I electromechanical cipher machine made for the German military by Heimsoeth und Rinke, Berlin, in 1935, d
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Estimates : 200,000.00 - 300,000.00
 
 
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K-13 Compensating Gunsight323 - K-13 Compensating Gunsight
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K-13 Compensating Gunsight made by Sperry, measuring approximately 7? x 10? x 7?, with manufacturer's plate on the side reading: "Sperry Gy...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Richard Feynman324 - Richard Feynman
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American theoretical physicist (1918-1988) whose work in quantum electrodynamics earned him the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965; he is often credited f
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Manhattan Project325 - Manhattan Project
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Vintage bracket-bound dossier belonging to Inez O'Brien, a member of the Provisional Engineer Detachment who worked on the Manhattan Project at ...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Robert Oppenheimer326 - Robert Oppenheimer
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Brilliant American physicist (1904-1967) who directed the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and who spearheaded the Manhattan Project, leading
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Linus Pauling327 - Linus Pauling
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Amazing handwritten manuscript by Linus Pauling entitled "Why you need Vitamin C to fight your cold," 15 pages, 8.5 x 11, no date. The man...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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JPL Carl Zeiss SMK 120 Stereo Photogrammetry Camera and Tripod328 - JPL Carl Zeiss SMK 120 Stereo Photogrammetry Camera and Tripod
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Carl Zeiss SMK 120 stereophotogrammetry camera with large wooden tripod, each housed inside its own wooden case; the case for the camera has a NASA Je
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Raster Technologies Framebuffer329 - Raster Technologies Framebuffer
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Raster Technologies Model 1/25 framebuffer, measuring 17.5? x 25.5? x 5.5?, identified on the rear as "Part No. SI2524A, Dash 003, Rev D, Seria...
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Stephen Hawking331 - Stephen Hawking
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TLS signed “Stephen,” one page, 8 x 10, University of Cambridge, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics letterhead, February 12, 19
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Estimates : 60,000.00 - 80,000.00
 
 
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Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology332 - Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology
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Collection of 46 items signed by a Nobel Laureate in Medicine or Physiology, consisting almost entirely of cards or sheets, with signers including: Ed
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Steve Jobs333 - Steve Jobs
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Macintosh System Tools Version 6.0 floppy disk, signed in black felt tip, "steve jobs." In fine condition, with slight brushing to the ink...
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Estimates : 7,500.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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Steve Jobs335 - Steve Jobs
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Original Apple Computer business card for Steve Jobs as chairman of the board, 3.5 x 2, featuring the company's colorful rainbow logo. The card&...
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Vintage Bell & Howell 16mm Film Projector336 - Vintage Bell & Howell 16mm Film Projector
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Vintage Bell & Howell stop motion 16mm film projector, "Design 173, Model BD2, Serial No. L-14496," measuring 11.5? x 14.5? x 6.5?, ho...
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Antique Bell & Howell 16mm Movie Projector337 - Antique Bell & Howell 16mm Movie Projector
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Antique Bell & Howell "Filmo" 16mm film projector from the late 1920s, "Projector 57, Model G," measuring 8.5? x 14? x 6.5?,...
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Vintage Bell Systems Traffic Camera338 - Vintage Bell Systems Traffic Camera
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Vintage Bell Systems KS-16007 aerial traffic sequence camera with a 35mm Opto-Dynetics lens and mounted Bodine Electric motor, housed inside a black m
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Biomedical Galvanic Skin Monitor and Brain Wave Monitor Lot of (2)339 - Biomedical Galvanic Skin Monitor and Brain Wave Monitor Lot of (2)
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Interesting pairing of two biofeedback monitors made by Edmund Scientific of Barrington, New Jersey, housed in wooden 10? x 4.25? x 6? cases, includin
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Vint Cerf340 - Vint Cerf
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Three items signed in black felt tip by Internet pioneer Vint Cerf, including: a color glossy 10 x 8 photo of Cerf against a pixelated backdrop; and a
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar341 - Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar
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Astrophysicist (1910-1995) who, with William A. Fowler, won the 1983 Nobel Prize for Physics for key discoveries that led to the currently accepted th
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Computer Pioneers342 - Computer Pioneers
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Group lot of six glossy photos of notable computer pioneers, 8 x 10 and 10 x 8, each signed in ink or felt tip by the pictured engineer: Vint Cerf, Ro
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Georges Cuvier343 - Georges Cuvier
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French naturalist and zoologist (1769–1832) who is sometimes referred to as the 'founding father of paleontology.' A major figure in natural...
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DNA: James D. Watson344 - DNA: James D. Watson
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Signed book: The Double Helix. Later printing. NY: Atheneum, 1969. Hardcover with dust jacket, 5.75 x 8.75, 226 pages. Signed on the title page in bla
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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DNA: James D. Watson345 - DNA: James D. Watson
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Glossy 8 x 10 half-length photo of James Watson in his laboratory holding a flask and mixing rod, signed in felt tip. In fine condition. Accompanied b
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Thomas Edison346 - Thomas Edison
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Examiner's copy of Thomas Edison's early patent for an "Improvement in Speaking-Telephones," no. 208,299, two pages, 7.25 x 11, pa...
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Thomas Edison Original Photograph347 - Thomas Edison Original Photograph
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Superb original vintage circa 1921 matte-finish 8 x 10 photograph of Thomas Edison in his laboratory, working to extract rubber from goldenrod. Revers
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Thomas Edison Original Photograph348 - Thomas Edison Original Photograph
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Marvelous original vintage circa 1915 glossy 8 x 10 photograph of Thomas Edison with his employees Carl H. Wilson (vice president and general manager
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Thomas Edison Original Photograph349 - Thomas Edison Original Photograph
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Sharp original vintage circa 1910s glossy 9.25 x 7.5 photograph of Thomas Edison with two dapper gentlemen outdoors, all wearing long overcoats. Inher
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Flight Simulator Stimuli Control Panel350 - Flight Simulator Stimuli Control Panel
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Flight simulator stimuli control panel, measuring 19? x 7? x 10.5?, with the gray faceplate reading, "Stimuli Control Panel," and sections...
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Jane Goodall and David Attenborough351 - Jane Goodall and David Attenborough
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Three photos: a color glossy 10 x 8 photo of Jane Goodall interacting with a friendly chimpanzee, signed in black felt tip; a color glossy 10 x 8 clos
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Antique Graflex Speed Graphic Press Camera352 - Antique Graflex Speed Graphic Press Camera
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Antique Graflex Speed Graphic folding press camera with carrying case, measuring 8? x 4? x 7.25? when folded. The case measures 13.75? x 9? x 5? and i
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Camille Guerin353 - Camille Guerin
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Eminent French veterinarian and researcher (1872–1961) who co-developed an effective vaccine against tuberculosis. Untranslated ALS in French, one pag
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Otto Hahn354 - Otto Hahn
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German chemist (1879–1968) who won the 1944 Nobel Prize for the discovery of nuclear fission. Matte-finish 3.75 x 5.75 photo of Hahn wearing a medal,
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Leroy Hood355 - Leroy Hood
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American biologist (born 1938) who has developed groundbreaking scientific instruments which made possible major advances in the biological sciences a
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Internet and Gaming Pioneers356 - Internet and Gaming Pioneers
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Group of eight business cards, each 3.5 x 2, signed on the front or back in ink or felt tip by the respective Internet and gaming pioneer, including:
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Richard Leakey and Donald Johanson357 - Richard Leakey and Donald Johanson
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Three color glossy 10 x 8 photos: one of Tim White, Richard Leakey, Bernard Wood and Donald Johanson examining Johanson's newly discovered Austr...
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Lindau Nobel Laureates: 1975358 - Lindau Nobel Laureates: 1975
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Program invitation for the 25th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings held between June 23 and 27, 1975, five pages, 5.75 x 8.25, signed on the front cover i
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Lindau Nobel Laureates: 1979359 - Lindau Nobel Laureates: 1979
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Uncommon German-language FDC honoring the 29th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings held in 1979, 5.75 x 8.25, signed in various ink types by 25 Nobel Laure
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Lindau Nobel Laureates: 1993360 - Lindau Nobel Laureates: 1993
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Program invitation for the 43rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings held between June 28 and July 2, 1993, four pages, 5.75 x 8.25, signed on the front cov
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