RR Auction: Fine Autographs and Artifacts

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RR Auction's September Fine Autographs and Artifacts sale is led by a wealth of significant documents associated with American finance—George Washington extends the financial system to the newly admitted North Carolina, Chief Justice John Marshall opines on the Bank of the United States, and President Lincoln allows cotton trade between North and South. Other pieces of significance include locks of George and Marsha Washington's hair, autographs of several rare signers of the Declaration of Independence, a scarce Christy Mathewson check, and several remarkable letters and photographs. 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 September 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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George Washington Letter Signed as President1 - George Washington Letter Signed as President
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Significant LS as president, signed “Go: Washington,” one page, 8 x 12.5, February 20, 1790. Let
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Estimate : 35,000.00 - 50,000.00
 
 
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George Washington Autograph Letter Signed2 - George Washington Autograph Letter Signed
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ALS signed “Go: Washington,” one page, 7.25 x 9, October 27, 1799. Handwritten letter to William
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Estimate : 20,000.00 - 25,000.00
 
 
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George Washington Signed Free Frank3 - George Washington Signed Free Frank
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Fantastic Revolutionary War–era free-franked mailing cover, measuring 10 x 8.25 unfolded, addressed in another hand, "(Pub
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Estimate : 12,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
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George Washington Brass 'Dated Eagle' Inauguration Button4 - George Washington Brass 'Dated Eagle' Inauguration Button
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Sought-after brass shank button issued for the presidential inauguration of George Washington, 1.75˝ in diameter, with the front feat
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Estimate : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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George Washington and Martha Washington Hair Display5 - George Washington and Martha Washington Hair Display
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Extraordinarily unique, well-documented shadowbox display featuring locks of hair from both George Washington and Martha Washington, presented in an o
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Estimate : 75,000.00 - 100,000.00
 
 
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Thomas Jefferson Document Signed as Secretary of State6 - Thomas Jefferson Document Signed as Secretary of State
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Significant broadside DS, signed as Secretary of State, “Th: Jefferson,” one page both sides, 8
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Estimate : 20,000.00 - 25,000.00
 
 
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Thomas Jefferson White House China Dessert Bowl7 - Thomas Jefferson White House China Dessert Bowl
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Extraordinarily rare circa 1790s china dessert bowl from Thomas Jefferson's White House service. The stunningly beautiful white Chinese export p...
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Estimate : 15,000.00 - 20,000.00
 
 
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Thomas Jefferson Letter Signed8 - Thomas Jefferson Letter Signed
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Revolutionary War–dated LS signed “Th: Jefferson,” one page, 7.25 x
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Estimate : 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
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Thomas Jefferson Document Signed9 - Thomas Jefferson Document Signed
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Broadside DS, signed “Th: Jefferson,” one page, 8 x 11.25, March 3, 1791. Broadside publishing a
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Estimate : 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
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James Madison Autograph Letter Signed to Thomas Jefferson10 - James Madison Autograph Letter Signed to Thomas Jefferson
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ALS signed “J. Madison, Jr.,” one page, 8 x 13, March 21, 1796. Handwritten letter to "Mr. Jeffe
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Estimate : 7,500.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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James Madison Signed Check as President11 - James Madison Signed Check as President
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Office of Pay and Deposit of the Bank of Columbia 'private account' check, 6.75 x 2.5, filled out and signed by Madison as president, "...
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Estimate : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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John Quincy Adams Autograph Letter Signed12 - John Quincy Adams Autograph Letter Signed
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ALS, one page, 7.25 x 9, September 9, 1817. Handwritten letter to Richard Rush, his successor as United States Minister to the United Kingdom, marked
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Estimate : 5,000.00 - 7,000.00
 
 
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John Quincy Adams and Albert Gallatin Letter Signed with Loan Document Archive13 - John Quincy Adams and Albert Gallatin Letter Signed with Loan Document Archive
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Important archive of manuscripts from the collection of Secretary of the Treasury William H. Crawford, involving a proposed loan from Europe to suppor
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Estimate : 60,000.00 - 80,000.00
 
 
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Andrew Jackson Document Signed as President14 - Andrew Jackson Document Signed as President
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Manuscript DS as president, one page, 16 x 11.5, January 5, 1836. President Jackson appoints R. M. Patterson as "Director of the Mint of the Un...
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Estimate : 25,000.00 - 35,000.00
 
 
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Andrew Jackson Autograph Letter Signed15 - Andrew Jackson Autograph Letter Signed
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ALS as a Tennessee senator, one page, 7.75 x 12.5, December 19, 1797. Addressed from Philadelphia, a handwritten letter to his friend Colonel Robert H
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Estimate : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Andrew Jackson Autograph Letter Signed16 - Andrew Jackson Autograph Letter Signed
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ALS, one page, 7.5 x 8.25, January 2, 1845. Letter to Thomas Dawson, expressing his condolences over the loss of his father, Moses Dawson, in full: ...
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Estimate : 3,500.00 - 4,500.00
 
 
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Martin Van Buren Autograph Letter Signed17 - Martin Van Buren Autograph Letter Signed
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ALS signed “M. Van Buren,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.25 x 8, November 23, 1855. Han
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Estimate : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Martin Van Buren Document Signed as President18 - Martin Van Buren Document Signed as President
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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, signed “M. Van Buren,” one page, 10.75 x 14.5, May 18, 18
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Estimate : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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William Henry Harrison Autograph Letter Signed19 - William Henry Harrison Autograph Letter Signed
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ALS signed “Will'm Henry Harrison,” one page both sides, 7.75 x 10, February 24, 1804. Handwritt
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Estimate : 8,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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William Henry Harrison Document Signed20 - William Henry Harrison Document Signed
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Scarce manuscript DS, signed "Wm. H. Harrison, A D C," one page, 7.25 x 3.25, February 22, 1795. Harrison orders two days of rations for s...
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Estimate : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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John Tyler Autograph Letter Signed as President21 - John Tyler Autograph Letter Signed as President
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ALS as president, one page, 8 x 10, January 26, 1842. Letter to prominent Philadelphia lawyer Horace Binney, in full: "I took the liberty, on b...
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Estimate : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Millard Fillmore (2) Autograph Manuscripts on His Father's Genealogy with (5) Total Signatures22 - Millard Fillmore (2) Autograph Manuscripts on His Father's Genealogy with (5) Total Signatures
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Noteworthy pair of autograph manuscripts in the hand of Millard Fillmore, who signs his name a total of five times throughout, with both manuscripts r
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Estimate : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Millard Fillmore Autograph Letter Signed23 - Millard Fillmore Autograph Letter Signed
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ALS, one page both sides, 8 x 10, September 1, 1839. Cordial handwritten letter to future New York State Senator Ephraim Gossin, which finds Fillmore
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Estimate : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Millard Fillmore Autograph Letter Signed as Vice President24 - Millard Fillmore Autograph Letter Signed as Vice President
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Scarce ALS as vice president, one page, 8 x 10, April 6, 1850. Handwritten letter, in full: "I have your letter of the 4th inst. The name of th...
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Estimate : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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James Buchanan Circular Letter Signed25 - James Buchanan Circular Letter Signed
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Circular letter signed on his first day as secretary of state, "James Buchanan," one page, 8 x 11.75, March 10, 1845. Department of State ...
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Estimate : 3,500.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Abraham Lincoln Document Signed as President26 - Abraham Lincoln Document Signed as President
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Important manuscript DS as president, two pages, 7.75 x 13.25, March 7, 1865. Significant document issued from the Executive Mansion, permitting trade
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Estimate : 40,000.00 - 60,000.00
 
 
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Abraham Lincoln Autograph Letter Signed as President27 - Abraham Lincoln Autograph Letter Signed as President
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Civil War–dated ALS as president, signed “A. Lincoln,” one page, 8 x
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Estimate : 35,000.00 - 50,000.00
 
 
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Abraham Lincoln Document Signed as President28 - Abraham Lincoln Document Signed as President
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Civil War-dated partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 15.5 x 18.5, March 24, 1863. President Lincoln appoints John Long as a "Hospit...
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Estimate : 6,000.00 - 8,000.00
 
 
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Abraham Lincoln Autograph Note Signed as President29 - Abraham Lincoln Autograph Note Signed as President
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Civil War-dated ANS as president, signed “A. Lincoln,” penned at the top of a letter sent by Joh
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Estimate : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Lincoln Cabinet Lot of (14) Items30 - Lincoln Cabinet Lot of (14) Items
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Collection of 14 items individually signed by the cabinet members of President Abraham Lincoln, which includes: Montgomery Blair (ALS), Caleb B. Smith
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Estimate : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Andrew Johnson Autograph Letter Signed31 - Andrew Johnson Autograph Letter Signed
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Rare ALS, one page, 8 x 10, January 28, 1850. Handwritten letter to Secretary of the Treasury William M. Meredith, in full: "Will you be kind e...
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Estimate : 5,000.00 - 7,000.00
 
 
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Rutherford B. Hayes Autograph Letter Signed32 - Rutherford B. Hayes Autograph Letter Signed
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ALS signed “Rutherford B. Hayes,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.5 x 8.5, April 9, 1890.
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Estimate : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Theodore Roosevelt Typed Letter Signed33 - Theodore Roosevelt Typed Letter Signed
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TLS, six pages, 8.5 x 10.5, January 24, 1913. Lengthy letter to Assemblyman Michael A. Schapp in New York City, commenting on labor unions and the rig
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Estimate : 15,000.00 - 20,000.00
 
 
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Theodore Roosevelt Signed Photograph34 - Theodore Roosevelt Signed Photograph
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Early and exceptional circa mid-1880s original 3 x 4.5 albumen portrait of the young Theodore Roosevelt, affixed to its original 4.25 x 6.5 Charles L.
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Estimate : 5,000.00 - 7,000.00
 
 
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William H. Taft Correspondence Lot to Woodrow Wilson: (2) Typed Letters with Handwritten Notes and a35 - William H. Taft Correspondence Lot to Woodrow Wilson: (2) Typed Letters with Handwritten Notes and a
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Fascinating grouping of correspondence from William H. Taft to President Woodrow Wilson in relation to the impending ratification of the Treaty of Ver
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Estimate : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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William H. Taft Signed White House Card36 - William H. Taft Signed White House Card
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White House card, 4.25 x 2.75, signed neatly in crisp black ink, "Wm. H. Taft." In very good to fine condition, with a faint block of toni...
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Estimate : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Woodrow Wilson Typed Letter Signed37 - Woodrow Wilson Typed Letter Signed
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TLS, one page, 6 x 7, personal letterhead, January 2, 1911. Letter to Lewis Minor Coleman, the U.S. District Attorney for East Tennessee, in part: &...
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Estimate : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Warren G. Harding Typed Letter Signed as President and Signed Check38 - Warren G. Harding Typed Letter Signed as President and Signed Check
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Two items: a TLS as president, signed "Warren G. Harding," one page, 6.75 x 7.5, White House letterhead, April 20, 1921, to Henry R. Schaf...
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Estimate : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Franklin D. Roosevelt Typed Letter Signed as President39 - Franklin D. Roosevelt Typed Letter Signed as President
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TLS as president, one page, 7 x 8.75, White House letterhead, [annotated 1937 on the reverse]. Typed annual statement to the "Boy Scouts of Ame...
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Estimate : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Franklin D. Roosevelt Typed Letter Signed40 - Franklin D. Roosevelt Typed Letter Signed
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TLS as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, signed “F. D. Roosevelt,” two pages, 8 x 10.5, Secretary
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Estimate : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Franklin D. Roosevelt Typed Letter Signed as President41 - Franklin D. Roosevelt Typed Letter Signed as President
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TLS as president, one page, 7 x 8.75, White House letterhead, November 29, 1940. Letter to Governor A. Harry Moore of New Jersey, in full: "It ...
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Estimate : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Harry S. Truman Signed White House Card42 - Harry S. Truman Signed White House Card
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White House card, 4 x 2.5, signed in black ink by Harry S. Truman. In very good to fine condition, with light soiling, thin edge toning, and old tape
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Estimate : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Harry S. Truman Typed Letter Signed as President43 - Harry S. Truman Typed Letter Signed as President
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TLS as president, one page, 8 x 10.5, White House letterhead, July 16, 1951. Letter to the Hon. Charles H. Silver of New York, marked "Confiden...
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Estimate : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Dwight D. Eisenhower Autograph Letter Signed44 - Dwight D. Eisenhower Autograph Letter Signed
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World War II–dated ALS signed “Ike,” three pages, 6 x 9, August 16,
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Estimate : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Dwight D. Eisenhower Signed Check45 - Dwight D. Eisenhower Signed Check
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Abilene Manufacturing Company business check, 8.5 x 3, filled out by a company secretary, payable to Dwight Eisenhower for $8.75, July 9, 1910, endors
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Estimate : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Dwight D. Eisenhower Typed Letter Signed as President46 - Dwight D. Eisenhower Typed Letter Signed as President
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TLS as president, signed "D. E.," two pages, 7 x 10.25, White House letterhead, May 6, 1958. Letter to businessman Irving Geist. In part: ...
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Estimate : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Dwight D. Eisenhower Document Signed47 - Dwight D. Eisenhower Document Signed
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Partly-printed DS, one page, 7 x 15.5, October 13, 1950. Eisenhower's "Affidavit and Application to the Board of Elections for Absentee Vot...
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Estimate : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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John F. Kennedy Signed Photograph48 - John F. Kennedy Signed Photograph
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Superb matte-finish 14 x 11 photo of John F. Kennedy seated with Senator George Smathers of Florida, affixed to its original 15.5 x 13.5 mount, signed
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Estimate : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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John F. Kennedy Typed Letter Signed49 - John F. Kennedy Typed Letter Signed
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TLS signed “John Kennedy,” one page, 7 x 10, United States Senate letterhead, February 19, 1953.
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Estimate : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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John F. Kennedy: Cecil Stoughton50 - John F. Kennedy: Cecil Stoughton
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Appealing lot of 11 original vintage color glossy 5 x 5 photos from the personal archive of Official White House photographer Cecil Stoughton, with al
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Estimate : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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