RR Auction: Fine Autographs and Artifacts

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Our first auction of 2021 is led by leaders: icons of the Civil Rights movement, political powerhouses, and social activists that brought about positive change. Highlights include remarkable letters by Frederick Douglass, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X; multiple Abraham Lincoln documents; a significant signature from Barack Obama; and several Nelson Mandela autographs. Other top lots include an important F. Scott Fitzgerald letter about This Side of Paradise, a first edition of Herman Melville's Moby-Dick, a rare Al Capone Document, a fully signed example of Nirvana's breakthrough 'Nevermind' album, and an exceedingly rare check signed twice by Nikola Tesla. 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 January 2021.
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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Cecil Stoughton's John F. Kennedy Funeral Photo Album63 - Cecil Stoughton's John F. Kennedy Funeral Photo Album
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Official White House photographer Cecil Stoughton's personal photo album containing 34 original vintage color 8 x 10 and 10 x 8 photos of the fu...
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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John F. Kennedy Typed Letter Signed64 - John F. Kennedy Typed Letter Signed
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TLS signed John Kennedy, one page, 8 x 10.5, United States Senate letterhead, June 6, 1957. Letter to Bascom N. Timmons, a White H
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Ronald Reagan Autograph Letter Signed65 - Ronald Reagan Autograph Letter Signed
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ALS signed "Dutch," one page both sides, 6.25 x 4.25, personal letterhead, no date. Letter to Lydia Hupfer McArthur, in full: "Just a...
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Barack Obama Autograph Note Signed66 - Barack Obama Autograph Note Signed
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ANS as president, one page, 6.25 x 9.25, White House letterhead, no date. In full: "To the People of K'Ogelo Thank you for the prayers and su
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Estimates : 6,000.00 - 8,000.00
 
 
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Joe Biden 'Situation Room' Multi-Signed Photograph68 - Joe Biden 'Situation Room' Multi-Signed Photograph
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Color satin-finish 12 x 8 photo of the situation room during the raid on Osama bin Laden, signed in black felt tip by Joe Biden, Mike Mullen, John Bre
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Joe Biden Signed Campaign Sign69 - Joe Biden Signed Campaign Sign
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Appealing campaign sign from the 2020 Democratic presidential primary in New Hampshire, 22 x 14, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, "Lisa
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Joe Biden Signed Campaign Sign70 - Joe Biden Signed Campaign Sign
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Attractive campaign sign from the 2020 Democratic presidential primary in New Hampshire, 22 x 14, prominently signed and inscribed in black felt tip,
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Joe Biden Signed Photograph71 - Joe Biden Signed Photograph
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Color satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of Senator Biden in a suit and tie, signed in silver ink, "Joe Biden, USS, 90." In very fine condition.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Joe Biden Signed Book and Signed Photograph72 - Joe Biden Signed Book and Signed Photograph
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Two items: a first edition of the book Promise Me, Dad, hardcover with dust jacket, published by Flatiron Books in 2017, signed on the first free end
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Joe and Jill Biden Signed Photograph73 - Joe and Jill Biden Signed Photograph
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Color satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of Joe Biden and Jill Biden waving from the steps of Air Force Two during his vice presidency, signed in black felt ti
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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George Bush Autograph Letter Signed74 - George Bush Autograph Letter Signed
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ALS as president signed George Bush, one page on a 6.25 x 4.25 presidential stationery card, May 16, 1991. Letter to Pulitzer Priz
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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George Bush Autograph Letter Signed75 - George Bush Autograph Letter Signed
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ALS as president, on both sides of a 6.25 x 4.25 presidential stationery card, October 25, 1989. Letter to Dolores Breeskin, widow of Washington Redsk
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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George Bush Signed White House Card76 - George Bush Signed White House Card
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Official White House card featuring a vignette of the executive mansion, 3.75 x 2.5, boldly signed in black ink by George Bush, and annotated along th
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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George W. Bush Signed Print77 - George W. Bush Signed Print
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Color 11.25 x 15.25 print of the front page of The Sun featuring George W. Bush and Tony Blair, signed and inscribed in black felt tip to conservative
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Jimmy Carter (2) Signed Photographs78 - Jimmy Carter (2) Signed Photographs
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Two photos: an official color satin-finish 10 x 8 White House photo of Jimmy Carter and Leonid Brezhnev signing the SALT-II nuclear treaty on June 18,
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Calvin Coolidge Typed Letter Signed79 - Calvin Coolidge Typed Letter Signed
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TLS as president, one page, 7 x 8.75, White House letterhead, November 21, 1925. Letter to noted New York investment banker, mining magnate, and phila
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Dwight D. Eisenhower Signed Photograph80 - Dwight D. Eisenhower Signed Photograph
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Vintage glossy 10 x 8 photo of Eisenhower with Ethiopian ambassador Berhanu Dinke and his daughter during the presentation of a book from Emperor Hail
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Dwight D. Eisenhower Signed Photograph81 - Dwight D. Eisenhower Signed Photograph
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Vintage matte-finish 7.5 x 9.5 close-up photo of Dwight D. Eisenhower, signed neatly in the lower border in fountain pen. In fine condition, with trim
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Dwight D. Eisenhower Signature82 - Dwight D. Eisenhower Signature
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Fountain pen signature as president, "Dwight D. Eisenhower, on an off-white 7 x 10.25 sheet of blank official White House letterhead. In fin
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Dwight D. Eisenhower (5) Signatures83 - Dwight D. Eisenhower (5) Signatures
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Five ink signatures of Dwight D. Eisenhower on individual off-white slips removed from the close of letters, with Eisenhower signing his name in diffe
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Dwight D. Eisenhower Typed Letter Signed84 - Dwight D. Eisenhower Typed Letter Signed
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TLS, one page, 7 x 10.5, personal letterhead, October 26, 1961. Letter to Gilbert Darlington, in part: "Thank you so much for giving me, when I...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Millard Fillmore Signed Free Frank85 - Millard Fillmore Signed Free Frank
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Hand-addressed and free franked mailing envelope, 4.5 x 2.75, addressed in another hand to "M. B. Anderson, L.L.D., Rochester, N. Y.," and...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Gerald Ford Autograph Letter Signed86 - Gerald Ford Autograph Letter Signed
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ALS signed Gerald R. Ford, one page, 6.25 x 8.5, personal letterhead, December 27, 1992. In full: "Thanks so much for remembering
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Gerald Ford Signed Souvenir Typescript87 - Gerald Ford Signed Souvenir Typescript
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Souvenir typescript on an off-white 6.25 x 8.5 sheet of personal letterhead with an embossed presidential eagle, signed in blue felt tip, "Gera...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Gerald and Betty Ford Signed Photographs88 - Gerald and Betty Ford Signed Photographs
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Two photos: a color semi-glossy 8 x 10 double-weight photo of Gerald Ford posing in his office, signed in the lower border in blue felt tip; and a glo
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Gerald Ford, Betty Ford, and Harry A. Blackmun (3) Signed Photographs89 - Gerald Ford, Betty Ford, and Harry A. Blackmun (3) Signed Photographs
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Three glossy 10 x 8 photos, with two signed in the lower border in blue or black felt tip by Gerald Ford, Gerald R. Ford, and one
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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U. S. Grant Death Notice90 - U. S. Grant Death Notice
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Printed document issued by the "Headquarters, Department of Michigan, Grand Army of the Republic," one page, 5 x 8.5, July 23, 1885. Annou...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Warren G. Harding Document Signed91 - Warren G. Harding Document Signed
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Partly-printed DS, one page, 7.75 x 3.5, September 12, 1910. Promissory note by which Harding agrees to pay The Duplex Printing Press Company of Battl
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Warren G. Harding Signed Check92 - Warren G. Harding Signed Check
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The Marion Star business check, 8 x 3.25, filled out and signed by Harding, "W. G. Harding," payable to American Press Ass'n for $77.7...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Warren G. Harding Document Signed93 - Warren G. Harding Document Signed
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Partly-printed DS, signed W. G. Harding, one page, 8.25 x 7, July 13, 1912. Voucher from The Harding Publishing Company (The Mario
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Benjamin Harrison Signed Check94 - Benjamin Harrison Signed Check
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Fletcher's Bank check, 7.25 x 2.75, filled out and signed by Harrison, "Benj. Harrison," payable to N. Y. Draft for $250, November 6, ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Herbert Hoover Signed Photograph95 - Herbert Hoover Signed Photograph
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Vintage matte-finish 9.25 x 12 Bachrach photo of Hoover, signed and inscribed in the lower border in fountain pen, "To A. B. Cargill, With The ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Herbert Hoover Signed Photograph96 - Herbert Hoover Signed Photograph
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Vintage matte-finish 10.75 x 13.75 Underwood & Underwood studio portrait of Herbert Hoover, signed below in black ink, "Yours faithfully, H...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Herbert Hoover: 1932 RNC Badge97 - Herbert Hoover: 1932 RNC Badge
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Attractive and uncommon 'Assistant Sergeant at Arms' badge from the 1932 Republican National Convention held at Chicago Stadium from June 14
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Herbert Hoover: 1928 RNC Badge98 - Herbert Hoover: 1928 RNC Badge
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Attractive gold-tone enameled "Entertainment" badge from the 1928 Republication National Convention held in Kansas City from June 12 to Ju...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Herbert Hoover Typed Letter Signed99 - Herbert Hoover Typed Letter Signed
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TLS as president, one page, 7 x 9, White House letterhead, November 22, 1929. Letter to Miss Marion C. Deane, in part: "The passing of Secretar...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Andrew Jackson Document Signed100 - Andrew Jackson Document Signed
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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 15.5 x 9.75, September 9, 1831. President Jackson grants Daniel Roberts of Preble County, Ohio, a tra
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Jacqueline Kennedy Signed First Day Cover101 - Jacqueline Kennedy Signed First Day Cover
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Commemorative cover with a cachet honoring Kennedy's christening of the nuclear submarine USS Lafayette in 1962, signed in fountain pen, "J...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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John F. Kennedy (2) Original Photographs102 - John F. Kennedy (2) Original Photographs
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Two original color photos: a glossy 10 x 8 full-length photo of President Kennedy standing in the Oval Office next to Connecticut Congressman-at-Large
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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John F. Kennedy Gifted Misericoria Pendant103 - John F. Kennedy Gifted Misericoria Pendant
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Lovely Italian-made silver-tone Virgin Misericordia (Virgin of Mercy) religious medal gifted to John and Jacqueline Kennedy upon the birth of their so
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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John F. Kennedy and Junior Original 'Type 1' Photograph104 - John F. Kennedy and Junior Original 'Type 1' Photograph
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Very desirable original vintage color glossy 5 x 7 photo of President Kennedy walking with his son, John F. Kennedy, Jr., along the West Wing colonnad
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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John F. Kennedy, Jr Original 'Type 1' Photograph105 - John F. Kennedy, Jr Original 'Type 1' Photograph
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Fantastic original vintage color glossy 5 x 7 photo of John F. Kennedy, Jr., wearing a helmet and holding a toy submachine gun on the grounds of the K
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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William McKinley Signed Photograph106 - William McKinley Signed Photograph
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Unusual vintage matte-finish 5.5 x 7.5 photo of McKinley, displayed in a 10 x 12 mat, signed on the mat in ink, "William McKinley," with a...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Richard Nixon Typed Letter Signed107 - Richard Nixon Typed Letter Signed
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TLS, one page, 7 x 9, Office of the Vice President letterhead, March 30, 1955. Letter to Mr. and Mrs. Neil Carothers III, in full: "This is jus...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Richard Nixon (3) Signed Books108 - Richard Nixon (3) Signed Books
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Three first edition books signed by Nixon: The Memoirs of Richard Nixon, hardcover, published by Grosset & Dunlap in 1978, signed on the colopho...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Richard Nixon Signed Calling Card109 - Richard Nixon Signed Calling Card
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Personal calling card, 3.5 x 2, imprinted with his name and office suite address in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey, signed in blue ink, "Richard Ni...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Barack Obama Signed Golf Score Card110 - Barack Obama Signed Golf Score Card
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President Barack Obama s tri-fold score card from the South Course at Andrews Air Force Base in Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, measuring 12 x
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Estimates : 1,800.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Presidential Military Commission111 - Presidential Military Commission
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Uncommon blank unissued vellum presidential military commission document, 15.25 x 18.25, no date but circa 19th century. Matted to an overall size of
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Nancy Reagan Signed Photograph112 - Nancy Reagan Signed Photograph
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Color satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of Nancy Reagan in a lovely up-close pose, signed in the lower border in black felt tip. In fine condition.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Ronald Reagan Document Signed113 - Ronald Reagan Document Signed
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DS in pencil, eight pages, 8.5 x 11, January 19, 1955. Document headed "Minutes of the Annual Membership Meeting of the Motion Picture Industry...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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