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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Atomic Bomb Multi-Signed Cover316 - Atomic Bomb Multi-Signed Cover
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Commemorative cover with a cachet honoring the Bock's Car Crew, postmarked on the 45th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing, signed in ink by Ra...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Robert Baden-Powell Typed Letter Signed317 - Robert Baden-Powell Typed Letter Signed
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TLS signed Baden-Powell, one page, 5 x 8, Pax Hill letterhead, July 13, 1937. Letter to Mr. Kennedy, in full: "Thank you very much
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Omar Bradley Signed Photograph318 - Omar Bradley Signed Photograph
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Official matte-finish 8 x 10 photo of Bradley in uniform, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint, "To Mr. Samuel S. Kloda, with best wishes, Om...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Civil War Parole Pass319 - Civil War Parole Pass
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Unusual Civil War dated partly-printed parole pass, one page, 7.5 x 3.75, Lynchburg, Virginia, April 14, 1865, signed at the conclusion, "W.
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Confederate Officers (7) Autographs320 - Confederate Officers (7) Autographs
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Seven autographs of Confederate officers, including an ALS by Major General Charles W. Field and six clipped signatures of other senior officers. The
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Henry Dearborn Archive321 - Henry Dearborn Archive
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Archive of 26 documents related "A Republican Institution in the Town of Boston," dated from 1818 to 1892, including two early documents s...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Enola Gay: Dutch Van Kirk322 - Enola Gay: Dutch Van Kirk
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Photocopy of "Special Orders No. 277," one page both sides, 8.5 x 11, signed in the margin in black ballpoint, "Dutch Van Kirk, Navig...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Leslie R. Groves (6) Typed Letters Signed323 - Leslie R. Groves (6) Typed Letters Signed
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Six TLSs, one signed 'Leslie R. Groves" and five signed "Leslie," each one page, dated from 1962 1968, all to Gilbert Darlington....
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Iwo Jima: Joe Rosenthal324 - Iwo Jima: Joe Rosenthal
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Iconic vintage semi-glossy 5 x 7 photo of the historic Iwo Jima flag raising, signed in the lower border in fountain pen by the photographer, "...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Felix von Luckner Signed Book, Photograph, and (2) Postcards325 - Felix von Luckner Signed Book, Photograph, and (2) Postcards
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Four items signed by Luckner: a hardcover German edition of Seeteufel Erobert Amerika, lengthily signed and inscribed on the first free end page in fo
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Douglas MacArthur Signed First Day Cover326 - Douglas MacArthur Signed First Day Cover
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Rare oversized 'Victory over Japan Day' commemorative cover, 9.5 x 4, with a cachet depicting the Japanese instrument of surrender, postmark...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Douglas MacArthur Signed Commemorative Cover327 - Douglas MacArthur Signed Commemorative Cover
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Commemorative cover with two 'VJ Day' postmarks of September 2, 1945, and affixed stamps honoring military heroics during World War II, sign...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Douglas MacArthur Signature328 - Douglas MacArthur Signature
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Fountain pen signature, "Best wishes, Douglas MacArthur, on an off-white 3.5 x 6 stationery sheet The Waldorf Astoria in New York. In fine c
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Montgomery of Alamein Signed Photograph329 - Montgomery of Alamein Signed Photograph
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Vintage matte-finish 5 x 7 half-length photo of Montgomery of Alamein in uniform, signed in fountain pen. Reverse bears a U.S. Army credit stamp. In v
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Joachim Murat Autograph Letter Signed330 - Joachim Murat Autograph Letter Signed
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ALS in French, signed J. Napoleon, one page, 7.75 x 9.25, March 27, 1811. Untranslated letter to a government minister. Double-mat
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Joachim Murat Document Signed331 - Joachim Murat Document Signed
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Partly-printed DS, in French, signed Murat, one page, 9 x 13.5, August 21, 1804. Official "final dispensation" military document,
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Chester Nimitz Signed Photograph and Letter332 - Chester Nimitz Signed Photograph and Letter
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Two items: a vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 photo of Fleet Admiral Nimitz posing in front of a large map, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "T...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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George S. Patton Signature333 - George S. Patton Signature
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War-dated fountain pen signature, "G. S. Patton, Jr., on an off-white 4.75 x 2.5 slip clipped from an envelope, encapsulated in a PSA/DNA au
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Eddie Rickenbacker Typed Letter Signed334 - Eddie Rickenbacker Typed Letter Signed
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TLS signed E. V. Rickenbacker, one page, 8.5 x 11, Fokker Aircraft Corporation of America letterhead, July 27, 1929. Letter to C.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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John M. Schofield Letter Signed335 - John M. Schofield Letter Signed
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LS signed Jno. Schofield, two pages on two adjoining sheets, 7.75 x 9.75, War Department letterhead, November 28, 1869. Secretary
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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John M. Schofield Autograph Letter Signed336 - John M. Schofield Autograph Letter Signed
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ALS signed J. M. Schofield, Maj. Gen'l, one page both sides, 8 x 10, September 28, 1866. Letter to Union General Oliver Otis Howar
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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William T. Sherman and William Babcock Hazen Autograph Letter Signed337 - William T. Sherman and William Babcock Hazen Autograph Letter Signed
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ALS signed W. T. Sherman, one page, 5.5 x 8.5, personal letterhead, January 23, 1886. Letter to General William B. Hazen, in full:
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Gideon Welles Document Signed338 - Gideon Welles Document Signed
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Civil War dated partly-printed DS, one page, 8 x 10, July 10, 1863. Secretary of the Navy Welles grants Charles W. Seeking "permission to rep
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Gideon Welles Document339 - Gideon Welles Document
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Unsigned printed Navy Department document, one page both sides, 5.5 x 8.5, May 3, 1864, regarding results of the court-martial of Commodore Charles Wi
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Charles 'Speed' Holman (3) Signed Items340 - Charles 'Speed' Holman (3) Signed Items
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Handsome display featuring three items signed by Charles 'Speed' Holman: a matte-finish 7 x 9 portrait of him in his airplane, signed and in...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Charles Lindbergh Signed Photograph341 - Charles Lindbergh Signed Photograph
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Great vintage glossy 3.5 x 5.5 postcard photo of the revered aviator during a visit to Belize, signed in fountain pen, "C. A. Lindbergh." ...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Charles Lindbergh Typed Letter Signed342 - Charles Lindbergh Typed Letter Signed
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TLS signed "Charles A. Lindbergh," one page, 8.5 x 10.75, April 5, 1940. Letter to Dr. Albert Ebeling at Lederle Laboratories, in part: &q...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Anne Morrow Lindbergh Signed Program343 - Anne Morrow Lindbergh Signed Program
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Tri-fold program for the Lindbergh Awards Dinner held at the American Museum of Natural History in New York on May 20, 1980, 8 x 14, signed on the fro
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Cosmonauts Set of (6) Signed KNIGA Covers344 - Cosmonauts Set of (6) Signed KNIGA Covers
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Desirable set of six KNIGA covers, all with cachets commemorating the Soviet space achievements of the Vostok program, issued and canceled to mark the
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Yuri Gagarin Signed Photograph345 - Yuri Gagarin Signed Photograph
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Vintage matte-finish 6.5 x 8.5 photo of Yuri Gagarin smiling in his military uniform, signed vertically in fountain pen. Handsomely cloth-matted and f
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Neil Armstrong Signed Photograph346 - Neil Armstrong Signed Photograph
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Official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Armstrong posing in his white space suit against a lunar background, nicely signed in blue felt tip. In very
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Apollo 11 Crew-Signed 'Type 1' Insurance Cover347 - Apollo 11 Crew-Signed 'Type 1' Insurance Cover
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Immensely desirable Apollo 11 Type 1' insurance cover with a color cachet of lunar surface activities, postmarked at Houston on July 20, 196
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Estimates : 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
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Apollo 12 Flown Checklist Page348 - Apollo 12 Flown Checklist Page
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Flown "Launch Operations Checklist" page carried into lunar orbit aboard the Command Module Yankee Clipper during the Apollo 12 mission, 5...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Dave Scott (2) Original Sketches349 - Dave Scott (2) Original Sketches
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Terrific pair of original ballpoint sketches made by Apollo 15 moonwalker Dave Scott on two white 11.75 x 8.25 sheets, one of which is signed and insc
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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SpaceX Replica Space Suit Jacket350 - SpaceX Replica Space Suit Jacket
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Attractive replica jacket of the kind worn by the crew of the SpaceX Dragon, size XL, with front and cuff zippers and snap-button collar, white and bl
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Buzz Aldrin Signed Photograph351 - Buzz Aldrin Signed Photograph
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Color semi-glossy 20 x 16 full-length photo of Lunar Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin at Tranquility Base during the Apollo 11 mission, his visor showing a sm
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Buzz Aldrin Signed Photograph352 - Buzz Aldrin Signed Photograph
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Color satin-finish 8 x 10 full-length photo of Aldrin standing on the lunar surface, his visor showing a small reflection of the photographer, Neil Ar
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Buzz Aldrin Signed Magazine Pages353 - Buzz Aldrin Signed Magazine Pages
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Two color 7.25 x 10 magazine or program pages depicting the Saturn V rocket at Cape Canaveral, both signed in black felt tip by Buzz Aldrin. Double-ma
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Buzz Aldrin Signed Photograph354 - Buzz Aldrin Signed Photograph
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Official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Aldrin posing in his white space suit against a lunar background, signed in black felt tip. In very fine cond
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Buzz Aldrin Signature355 - Buzz Aldrin Signature
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Felt tip signature, "Buzz Aldrin, on an off-white 4.5 x 1.75 slip. In fine condition.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Buzz Aldrin Signed Pass356 - Buzz Aldrin Signed Pass
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Guest pass for NASA Johnson Space Center's "Inspection99" issued to Tim Cavley, 4 x 4.25, signed in black ballpoint by Buzz Aldrin. In...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Buzz Aldrin Typed Letter Signed357 - Buzz Aldrin Typed Letter Signed
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TLS, one page, 8 x 10.5, NASA letterhead, March 13, 1970. Letter to Director Francesco Italiano of the Symphony School of America, in full: "Ma...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Buzz Aldrin Signed Photograph358 - Buzz Aldrin Signed Photograph
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Official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Buzz Aldrin in a formal pose with an American flag, his lapel bearing an astronaut pin, signed and inscribed
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins Signed Photographs359 - Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins Signed Photographs
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Two official color 10 x 8 NASA lithographs: one showing the prime crew of Apollo 11, signed in black felt tip by Buzz Aldrin; and the other of NASA As
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Apollo 10 Original 'Type 1' NASA Photograph360 - Apollo 10 Original 'Type 1' NASA Photograph
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Official 'Type 1' first generation color semi-glossy 10 x 8 red-numbered NASA photo of the planet Earth rising above the lunar horizon, phot...
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Apollo 10 Original 'Type 1' NASA Photograph361 - Apollo 10 Original 'Type 1' NASA Photograph
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Official 'Type 1' first generation color glossy 10 x 8 red-numbered NASA photo of planet Earth as viewed from the Apollo 10 spacecraft durin...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Apollo 11 Original 'Type 1' NASA Photograph362 - Apollo 11 Original 'Type 1' NASA Photograph
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Official 'Type 1' first generation color glossy 10 x 8 red-numbered NASA photo of a close-up of a moon rock under study and examination in t...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Apollo 11 Original 'Type 1' Photograph363 - Apollo 11 Original 'Type 1' Photograph
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Sought-after official color glossy 10 x 8 red-numbered NASA photo (S-69-39996), which shows the first Apollo 11 sample return container, with lunar su
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Apollo 11 Original 'Type 1' Photograph364 - Apollo 11 Original 'Type 1' Photograph
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Official color glossy 10 x 8 NASA photo (AS11-40-5872), which shows LMP Buzz Aldrin setting up the Solar-Wind Composition (SWC) Experiment on the luna
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Apollo 11 Original 'Type 1' Photograph365 - Apollo 11 Original 'Type 1' Photograph
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Official color glossy 8 x 10 red-numbered NASA photo (S-69-38660), which shows the Apollo 11 Saturn V at Pad A, Launch Complex 39, during Countdown De
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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