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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John Marshall Autograph Judicial Opinion151 - John Marshall Autograph Judicial Opinion
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Important autograph judicial opinion signed in the third-person, "The Chief Justice," three pages on two adjoining sheets, 8 x 10, no date...
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Estimate : 75,000.00 - 100,000.00
 
 
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P. T. Barnum Autograph Letter Signed152 - P. T. Barnum Autograph Letter Signed
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ALS, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 5 x 8, November 18, 1873. Handwritten letter to his publisher, asking that "one German copy & one...
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Estimate : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Harvey Cushing Typed Letter Signed153 - Harvey Cushing Typed Letter Signed
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TLS, one page, 6.75 x 8.5, Yale University School of Medicine letterhead, October 6, 1936. Letter to Professor John A. Timm of the Yale Chemistry depa
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Estimate : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Charles Darwin Signed and Hand-addressed Envelope Panel154 - Charles Darwin Signed and Hand-addressed Envelope Panel
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Hand-addressed envelope panel, 5 x 2.75, addressed by Darwin to the Lord Mayor of London, "Lord mayor, Mansion House, EC," and signed in t...
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Estimate : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Thomas Edison Typed Letter Signed155 - Thomas Edison Typed Letter Signed
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TLS signed “Thos. A. Edison,” one page, 8.5 x 11, From the Laboratory of Thomas A. Edison letter
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Estimate : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Thomas Edison Document Signed156 - Thomas Edison Document Signed
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Partly-printed DS, signed "Thos. A. Edison," one page, 15.5 x 8.25, August 19, 1899. Stock certificate issued to Thomas A. Edison for 1,00...
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Estimate : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Thomas Edison Typed Letter Signed157 - Thomas Edison Typed Letter Signed
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TLS signed “Thos. A. Edison,” one page, 8.5 x 11, From the Laboratory of Thomas A. Edison letter
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Estimate : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Thomas Edison Archive158 - Thomas Edison Archive
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Impressive archive of papers from the collection of Edison inspector/salesman Hal Starrett, comprising several memos annotated in Edison's hand,...
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Estimate : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Albert Einstein Typed Letter Signed159 - Albert Einstein Typed Letter Signed
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TLS signed “A. Einstein,” one page, The Institute for Advanced Study, School of Mathematics, Fin
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Estimate : 5,000.00 - 7,000.00
 
 
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Robert Fulton Autograph Manuscript Signed160 - Robert Fulton Autograph Manuscript Signed
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AMS signed "Robert Fulton," four pages on two adjoining sheets, 5 x 8.25, March 7, 1799. Handwritten manuscript headed "Comparative v...
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Estimate : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Joseph Guillotin Autograph Letter Signed161 - Joseph Guillotin Autograph Letter Signed
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Scarce ALS in French, signed “Guillotin,” one page, 4.5 x 7, 1812. An untranslated handwritten l
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Estimate : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Werner Heisenberg Typed Letter Signed162 - Werner Heisenberg Typed Letter Signed
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TLS in German, signed “W. Heisenberg,” one page, 8.25 x 11.5, Max Planck Institute letterhead, O
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Estimate : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Pierre-Simon Laplace Document Signed163 - Pierre-Simon Laplace Document Signed
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Manuscript DS in French, signed “Laplace,” one page both sides, 7.75 x 12.25, May 18, 1807. Untr
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Estimate : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Auguste Lumiere Letter Signed164 - Auguste Lumiere Letter Signed
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LS in French, one page, 8.5 x 10.5, fabulously illustrated Antoine Lumiere & Fils letterhead, April 13, 1892. Untranslated letter to Maurice Lhu...
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Estimate : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Marcello Malpighi Autograph Letter Signed165 - Marcello Malpighi Autograph Letter Signed
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ALS in Latin, signed “Marcellus Malpighius,” one page, 7.75 x 5.25, August 29, 1691. Handwritten
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Estimate : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Elie Metchnikoff Autograph Letter Signed166 - Elie Metchnikoff Autograph Letter Signed
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ALS in French, one page, 4.75 x 5.75, December 18. An untranslated handwritten letter to French art historian and essayist Élie Faur
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Estimate : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Giovanni Battista Morgagni Autograph Letter Signed167 - Giovanni Battista Morgagni Autograph Letter Signed
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Rare ALS in Italian, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.5 x 8, June 16, 1735. Untranslated handwritten letter by Morgagni. In very good to fine co
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Estimate : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Samuel F. B. Morse Autograph Letter Signed168 - Samuel F. B. Morse Autograph Letter Signed
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ALS signed “Sam'l F. B. Morse,” one page, 8 x 10, December 26, 1848. Handwritten letter to Thoma
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Estimate : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Louis Pasteur Letter Signed169 - Louis Pasteur Letter Signed
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LS in French, signed “L. Pasteur,” one page, 4 x 5.25, September 14, 1869. Untranslated letter r
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Estimate : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Henri Poincare Autograph Letter Signed170 - Henri Poincare Autograph Letter Signed
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ALS in French, signed “Poincare,” one page, 4.75 x 6.25, no date. Untranslated handwritten lette
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Estimate : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Alfred Vail Signature171 - Alfred Vail Signature
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Ink signature, "Believe me your affectionate brother, Alfred Vail,” on an off-white 5 x .75 slip, affixed to the top of a f
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Estimate : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Jean le Rond d'Alembert Autograph Letter Signed172 - Jean le Rond d'Alembert Autograph Letter Signed
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ALS in French, signed “D'Alembert,” one page, 6.75 x 8.75, August 23, 1761. Untranslated handwri
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Estimate : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Alexander Herzen Autograph Letter Signed173 - Alexander Herzen Autograph Letter Signed
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Super rare ALS in French, signed “A. Herzen,” one page, 7.25 x 9, December 24, 1858. Letter with
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Estimate : 5,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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David Hume Autograph Letter Signed174 - David Hume Autograph Letter Signed
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Rare ALS, signed "David Hume," three pages on two adjoining sheets, 7.25 x 8.75, October 2, 1747. Handwritten letter to Scottish politicia...
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Estimate : 10,000.00 - 20,000.00
 
 
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Vilfredo Pareto Autograph Letter Signed175 - Vilfredo Pareto Autograph Letter Signed
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ALS in French, four pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.5 x 8.75, June 17, 1905. Untranslated handwritten letter by Pareto. In fine condition.
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Estimate : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Jacques-Benigne Bossuet Autograph Letter Signed176 - Jacques-Benigne Bossuet Autograph Letter Signed
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ALS in French, signed “J. Benigne de Meaux,” one page both sides, 5.5 x 7.75, July 20, 1669. Unt
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Estimate : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Pope John XXIII Typed Letter Signed177 - Pope John XXIII Typed Letter Signed
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Scarce TLS in Italian, signed "A. G. Roncalli, n. a," one page, 8.25 x 10.5, Nonciature Apostolique letterhead, August 5, 1949. Untranslat...
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Estimate : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Cardinal Richelieu Document Signed178 - Cardinal Richelieu Document Signed
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Scarce manuscript DS, signed "Card. Richelieu," one page both sides, 8.5 x 13.5, July 30, 1637. Untranslated document concerning a lease f...
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Estimate : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Chen Cheng Signed Photograph179 - Chen Cheng Signed Photograph
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Vintage glossy 3.5 x 5 head-and-shoulders photo of Chen Cheng, signed in ink in Chinese. In fine condition. Accompanied by the original transmittal le
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Estimate : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Tomas Masaryk Signed Photograph180 - Tomas Masaryk Signed Photograph
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Vintage matte-finish 6 x 8.25 photo of Masaryk by noted Czech photographer Frantisek Drtikol, affixed to its original 6.5 x 10.5 mount, signed on the
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Estimate : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Daniel O'Connell Autograph Letter Signed181 - Daniel O'Connell Autograph Letter Signed
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ALS, fifteen pages on four sets of adjoining sheets, 7.75 x 9.75, October 22, 1829. Lengthy handwritten letter to English philosopher and social refor
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Estimate : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Maximilien Robespierre Document Signed182 - Maximilien Robespierre Document Signed
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Scarce manuscript DS in French, signed “Robespierre,” one page both sides, 7.25 x 10.75, Decembe
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Estimate : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna Letter Signed183 - Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna Letter Signed
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Lengthy LS in Spanish, signed “Ant. Lopez de Santa Anna,” twelve pages on three sets of adjoinin
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Estimate : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Countess Marie du Barry Autograph Document Signed184 - Countess Marie du Barry Autograph Document Signed
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Third-person ADS in French, signed “M. de la Contesse du Barry,” one page, 7 x 4.5, July 9, 1788
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Estimate : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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King Charles IX of France185 - King Charles IX of France
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Vellum manuscript DS in French, signed “Charles,” one page, 11.5 x 10.75, no date. Untranslated.
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Estimate : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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King Charles IX of Sweden Document Signed186 - King Charles IX of Sweden Document Signed
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Manuscript DS, signed “Carolis,” one page, 8 x 12.75, March 7, 1611. Untranslated document promi
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Estimate : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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King Charles VIII of France187 - King Charles VIII of France
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Rare untranslated manuscript DS in French, signed “Charles,” one page, 7.5 x 6, 1481. Profession
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Estimate : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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King Francis I Document Signed188 - King Francis I Document Signed
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Vellum manuscript DS in French, signed “Francoys,” one page, 13 x 8, no date. Untranslated. In v
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Estimate : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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King James II Letter Signed189 - King James II Letter Signed
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LS in Latin, signed “Jacobus R,” one page both sides, 7.25 x 11.5, May 27, 1688. Untranslated le
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Estimate : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Prince William and Princess Diana Signed Card190 - Prince William and Princess Diana Signed Card
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Desirable greeting card featuring the famous 'Bubbles' painting by John Everett Millais, measuring 5 x 7 closed, featuring a handwritten not...
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Estimate : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Princess Diana and Prince Charles Typed Letter Signed191 - Princess Diana and Prince Charles Typed Letter Signed
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TLS signed “Charles" and "Yours most sincerely, and Diana,” one page, 8 x 13, Buckingham Palace
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Estimate : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Princess Diana and Prince Charles Signed Christmas Card192 - Princess Diana and Prince Charles Signed Christmas Card
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Royal Christmas card from 1983 with embossed in gold on the front with the Prince of Wales’s feathers and Order of the Gar
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Estimate : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip Signed Oversized Photograph193 - Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip Signed Oversized Photograph
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Impressive color matte-finish 16 x 20 portrait of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, originally taken by photographer Desmond Gr
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Estimate : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Titanic: Albert and Vera Dick Marconigram194 - Titanic: Albert and Vera Dick Marconigram
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Original Marconigram sent by two survivors of the Titanic while aboard the Carpathia, undated and stamped “Not Transmitted,
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Estimate : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Titanic: Jack Phillips197 - Titanic: Jack Phillips
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ALS signed “Love, Jack,” penned on the reverse a glossy 5.5 x 3.5 photo postcard of the Titanic
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Estimate : 8,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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Titanic: Ridsdale and Leslie (2) Marconigrams198 - Titanic: Ridsdale and Leslie (2) Marconigrams
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Two original Marconigrams sent by two survivors of the Titanic while aboard the Carpathia. Both are stamped “Not Transmitte
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Estimate : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Salomon August Andrée Autograph Letter Signed199 - Salomon August Andrée Autograph Letter Signed
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ALS in French, signed “S. A. Andree,” one page both sides, 5.5 x 8.75, September 15, 1895. Handw
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Estimate : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Richard Francis Burton Autograph Letter Signed200 - Richard Francis Burton Autograph Letter Signed
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ALS signed “Rich'd F. Burton,” one page, 4 x 5.25, November 10, [no year]. Handwritten letter to
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Estimate : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Richard E. Byrd Archive of (56) Photographs201 - Richard E. Byrd Archive of (56) Photographs
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Exceptional archive of 56 original vintage glossy 5.75 x 3.5 candid photographs from Richard E. Byrd's first Antarctic expedition in 1928â
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Estimate : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Jean-Francois de Galaupe, comte de Laperouse Document Signed202 - Jean-Francois de Galaupe, comte de Laperouse Document Signed
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Rare manuscript DS in French, signed “Laperouse,” one page, 6 x 4, August 19, 1781. Financial do
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Estimate : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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