RR Auction: Remarkable Rarities Ft. Gangsters

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Gangsters, gun molls, rats, and mobsters have long captured the American imagination—transformed into symbols of individualism and stars of the silver screen, these figures have become icons in their own right. In Session One of our Remarkable Rarities sale, we are proud to present a wealth of memorabilia associated with these criminal crooks and gangland gods: from folk heroes like Bonnie Parker, Clyde Barrow, and John Dillinger to mob bosses like Al Capone, Mickey Cohen, and Sam Giancana, the top names in gangsterism are here represented.

Diversity reigns in Remarkable Rarities, Session Two: King George III writes to his son in 1779, then Prince plays a custom VOX guitar in 2013. Dwight D. Eisenhower wins World War II, then Steve McQueen immortalizes it in The Great Escape. Abraham Lincoln and Malcolm X fight for justice a century apart. Thoreau ponders the natural world while Tolkien creates a new one. The Beatles and Pink Floyd release landmark albums as America makes its moonshot. Alfred Nobel transforms his legacy from death to dignity. These intersections of culture and collecting are revealed in this concise session of just over fifty lots.
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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Bonnie and Clyde Hand-Drawn Advertising Poster Mockup1001 - Bonnie and Clyde Hand-Drawn Advertising Poster Mockup
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Hand-drawn mockup of an advertising poster for a Bonnie and Clyde–themed show presented by Charles Wiley Stanley, 15.25 x 22, featuring a portrayal of
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker Original 1933 Wanted Poster1002 - Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker Original 1933 Wanted Poster
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Original draft ‘Wanted’ poster for Depression-era outlaw Clyde Barrow, 8.5 x 13.5, hand made by D. E. Walsh, superintendent of the Bureau of Identific
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,000.00
 
 
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Blanche Barrow Group of (3) Original Photographs with Marie Barrow Autograph Letter Signed1003 - Blanche Barrow Group of (3) Original Photographs with Marie Barrow Autograph Letter Signed
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Three original vintage glossy snapshot photographs of Blanche Barrow (the wife of Clyde Barrow's brother Buck), from the collection of their sis...
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Marie Barrow Signed Photograph1004 - Marie Barrow Signed Photograph
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Youngest sister (1918–1999) of Clyde Barrow who was involved in most of the family meetings that took place while Bonnie and Clyde were on the run; sh
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow Autograph Letter Signed1005 - Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow Autograph Letter Signed
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Phenomenal letter written in the hand of Bonnie Parker and signed at the conclusion by Clyde Barrow, four pages on three lightly-lined sheets, 8 x 10,
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Estimates : 40,000.00 - 50,000.00
 
 
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Bonnie Parker Handwritten Poems1006 - Bonnie Parker Handwritten Poems
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Bonnie Parker's handwritten poem book entitled "Poetry from Life's Other Side," penned on 32 pages inside a black leatherette 3.5 ...
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Estimates : 50,000.00 - 60,000.00
 
 
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Bonnie and Clyde Death Newspaper1007 - Bonnie and Clyde Death Newspaper
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Section one of The Dallas Morning News newspaper from May 24, 1934, 12 pages, 17 x 22.75, featuring the banner headline: "Posse Kills Clyde Bar...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Clyde Barrow Hand-Made Miniature Leather Boots for His Mother1008 - Clyde Barrow Hand-Made Miniature Leather Boots for His Mother
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Handsome miniature leather cowboy boots hand-made by Clyde Barrow while incarcerated as a gift for his mother, measuring 4.5? tall and 3.5? long, with
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,000.00
 
 
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Barrow Gang's Bloodied Bandage from Dexter Shootout1009 - Barrow Gang's Bloodied Bandage from Dexter Shootout
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Bloodied bandage recovered by a farmer at the Barrow gang's campsite near Redfield, Iowa, following their shootout near Dexter, Iowa, on July 24...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Barrow Gang's Flashlight from Dexter Shootout1010 - Barrow Gang's Flashlight from Dexter Shootout
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Nickel-plated brass flashlight found in the back seat of Buck Barrow's Marmon automobile by a local officer following the Barrow gang's shoo...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Bonnie and Clyde Shotgun Captured at Joplin Shootout1011 - Bonnie and Clyde Shotgun Captured at Joplin Shootout
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Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow's Western Field Browning Model 30 Shotgun, captured after the 1933 Joplin shootout by Detective Tom De Graff. Ser...
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Buck Barrow's Pocket Watch1012 - Buck Barrow's Pocket Watch
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Buck Barrow's personally-owned and -worn gentleman's 14K yellow gold Elgin pocket watch (Model Number 5, Class 10), manufactured on or about...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Bonnie and Clyde Bullet-Proof Vest1013 - Bonnie and Clyde Bullet-Proof Vest
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Bullet-proof vest recovered from Clyde Barrow's 1934 Ford V8 Deluxe 'death car' by Charles W. Stanley, the 'Crime Doctor,' a car...
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Estimates : 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
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Clyde Barrow's Bulova Wristwatch Worn at His Death1014 - Clyde Barrow's Bulova Wristwatch Worn at His Death
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Clyde Barrow's gold-filled gentleman's Bulova wristwatch recovered from his body by his father after his death, featuring a rectangular whit...
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Estimates : 25,000.00 - 35,000.00
 
 
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Bonnie and Clyde Original Vintage Photograph and Bullet Archive1015 - Bonnie and Clyde Original Vintage Photograph and Bullet Archive
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Unique and historic archive consisting of five bullets attributed to J. D. Goss’s ballistic tests in the case against Bonnie Parker’s sister, Billie M
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping Archive1016 - Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping Archive
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Archive of materials related to the 1932 kidnapping of the Lindbergh baby from the collection of Norman Schwarzkopf, Sr., chief of the New Jersey Stat
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Al Capone's Silver Cigarette Case Presented by Johnny Torrio1017 - Al Capone's Silver Cigarette Case Presented by Johnny Torrio
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Sterling silver cigarette case presented to Al Capone and his wife Mae by fellow mobster Johnny Torrio on the occasion of their 11th wedding anniversa
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Estimates : 15,000.00 - 20,000.00
 
 
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Al Capone Twice-Signed Mortgage Document1018 - Al Capone Twice-Signed Mortgage Document
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Partly-printed document, signed twice, “Alphonse Capone,” one page, 9.25 x 15, November 18, 1926. A "First Mortgage Principal Note" betwee...
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Estimates : 25,000.00 - 35,000.00
 
 
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Frank Nitti Signed Court Document1019 - Frank Nitti Signed Court Document
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Gangster and one of Al Capone's top henchmen (1886–1943) who was in charge of the money flowing through the Chicago Outfit, and succeeded Capone...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Charles Solomon Signed Check and His Murderer's Wanted Card1020 - Charles Solomon Signed Check and His Murderer's Wanted Card
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Mob boss (1884–1933) who controlled Boston's bootlegging, narcotics, and gambling during the Prohibition era. National Shawmut Bank of Boston ch...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Murray 'The Camel' Humphreys 18K Gold Piaget Diamond Watch1021 - Murray 'The Camel' Humphreys 18K Gold Piaget Diamond Watch
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An 18K gold Piaget wristwatch custom-designed for Chicago Outfit racketeer Murray 'The Camel' Humphreys, featuring a concentric design with ...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Meyer Lansky's Personally-Owned Parker 61 Fountain Pen1022 - Meyer Lansky's Personally-Owned Parker 61 Fountain Pen
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Meyer Lanksy's personally-owned and -used Parker 61 convertible fountain pen, as left in his desk at the time of his death. Includes the slim bl...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Mickey Cohen Autograph Letter Signed1023 - Mickey Cohen Autograph Letter Signed
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ALS signed “Mickey” and "Meyer Harris Cohen, 14738H," one page, 8 x 10.5, August 5, 1967. Letter to Lieut. Voy K. Apt, written from federa...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Mickey Cohen's Personally-Owned Monogrammed Ring1024 - Mickey Cohen's Personally-Owned Monogrammed Ring
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Mickey Cohen's personally-owned 14K gold pinkie ring, approximately size 7, featuring his initials monogrammed on the face, "MC," with...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Mickey Cohen Pair of (2) Business Cards1025 - Mickey Cohen Pair of (2) Business Cards
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Pair of two of Mickey Cohen's cream-colored official business cards, 3.5 x 2, embossed in gold with his contact information: "Michael M. Co...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Mickey Cohen Group of (9) Press Photos1026 - Mickey Cohen Group of (9) Press Photos
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Collection of nine original vintage glossy silver gelatin press photos related to Los Angeles-area gangster Mickey Cohen, ranging in size from 3.5 x 6
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Vito Genovese Original Court Document1027 - Vito Genovese Original Court Document
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Official carbon copy court document in the case of US v. Vito Genovese, in which the United States sought to "cancel the naturalization of Vito...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Sam Giancana Signed Power of Attorney Document1028 - Sam Giancana Signed Power of Attorney Document
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Partly-printed DS, signed “Sam Giancana,” one page, 6 x 4, January 9, 1975. Power of attorney document by which Giancana authorizes Anthony V. Champag
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Sam Giancana's 14K Gold Monogrammed Money Clip Watch1029 - Sam Giancana's 14K Gold Monogrammed Money Clip Watch
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Sam Giancana's 14K gold Alton money clip watch, monogrammed on the clip with his initials in raised lettering, "S.G." The clip has an ...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Sam Giancana's Collection of (7) Pieces of Gold Jewelry1030 - Sam Giancana's Collection of (7) Pieces of Gold Jewelry
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Collection of seven pieces of Sam Giancana's 14K gold jewelry, including: a glamorous 14K lighter with an intriguing burst finish, featuring his...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Sam Giancana's Pair of Handwritten Betting Notebooks1031 - Sam Giancana's Pair of Handwritten Betting Notebooks
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Two of Sam Giancana's personal handwritten gambling notebooks, recording daily horse race betting activities: the first, with a card stapled to ...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Sam Giancana Signed Christmas Card to His Wife1032 - Sam Giancana Signed Christmas Card to His Wife
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Christmas card from Sam Giancana to his wife Angeline DeTolve, 8 x 10.25, signed and inscribed inside in blue ballpoint using his nickname, "To...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Fred Burke Autograph Letter Signed1033 - Fred Burke Autograph Letter Signed
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Midwestern armed robber and contract killer during the Prohibition era (1893–1940) who is considered a prime suspect in the infamous St. Valentine&#...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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John Dillinger Newspapers1034 - John Dillinger Newspapers
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Assortment of contemporary newspapers associated with John Dillinger and his death, circa 1934, with highlights including: a complete issue of The Cal
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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John Dillinger's Shirt and Handkerchief1035 - John Dillinger's Shirt and Handkerchief
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John Dillinger's personally-owned shirt and handkerchief, sold by his cousin Eleanor Dillinger Stultz to noted collector David Gainsborough Robe...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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John Dillinger's Wooden Gun1036 - John Dillinger's Wooden Gun
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John Dillinger's wooden gun, attributed to his infamous escape from the Crown Point jail in Indiana on March 3, 1934. Blackened with shoe polish...
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Estimates : 8,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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John Dillinger Clothing Fabric Swatch1037 - John Dillinger Clothing Fabric Swatch
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A 2.5 x 2 swatch of off-white fabric attributed to John Dillinger's pants by a contemporary tag tied to one corner: " of John Dillingers Pa...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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John Dillinger Native American Tapestry Gifted to His Niece1038 - John Dillinger Native American Tapestry Gifted to His Niece
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Beautiful woven tapestry purchased by John Dillinger at the 1933–34 'Century of Progress' Chicago World's Fair, measuring 17.5 x 15, pre...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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John Dillinger Wanted Posters1039 - John Dillinger Wanted Posters
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Three wanted posters for John Dillinger: two identical 8 x 8 cards headed "Division of Investigation, U.S. Department of Justice," featuri...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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King George III Autograph Letter Signed1050 - King George III Autograph Letter Signed
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Revolution-dated ALS signed “George R.,” one page, 7.25 x 9, September 4, 1779. Letter to his 14-year-old son, Prince William Henry, in full: "...
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Benedict Arnold Autograph Letter Signed1051 - Benedict Arnold Autograph Letter Signed
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Superb Revolutionary War-dated ALS, signed "B. Arnold,” one page, both sides, 8 x 13, September 16, 1780. Addressed from "Head Quarters Ro...
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Estimates : 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
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George Washington Letter Signed1052 - George Washington Letter Signed
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Revolutionary War–dated LS signed “Go: Washington,” one page, 7.5 x 12.25, January 26, 1780. Letter to Major Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Cogswell, writt
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Estimates : 15,000.00 - 25,000.00
 
 
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George Washington's Lock of Hair1053 - George Washington's Lock of Hair
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Copious lock of George Washington's stark white hair, measuring approximately 4? long, with a handwritten letter of provenance signed "Geor...
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Estimates : 50,000.00 - 60,000.00
 
 
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Alexander Hamilton Letter Signed1054 - Alexander Hamilton Letter Signed
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LS signed "A. Hamilton," one page both sides, 7.75 x 9, April 14, 1791. Circular letter, in full: "The House of Representatives havin...
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Maximilien Robespierre Letter Signed1055 - Maximilien Robespierre Letter Signed
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Significant LS in French, signed “Robespierre,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 9.25 x 14.25, 25 Brumaire 2 [November 15, 1793]. Robespierre reac
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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White House North Portico Door Panel1056 - White House North Portico Door Panel
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Beautiful original wooden panel removed from the lower part of the 'front door' of the White House on the North Portico as part of its renov...
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Estimates : 40,000.00 - 60,000.00
 
 
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Abraham Lincoln Signed Photograph1057 - Abraham Lincoln Signed Photograph
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Autograph Albumen Photograph of Abraham and Tad Lincoln, February 9, 1864, Washington, D.C., 3.75" x 5.25" on original 7.375" x 10&qu...
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Estimates : 100,000.00 - 150,000.00
 
 
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Abraham Lincoln Autograph Document Signed1058 - Abraham Lincoln Autograph Document Signed
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Highly rare and sought-after ADS, signed "A. Lincoln" at the conclusion and "Abraham Lincoln" within the body, one page, 7.5 x 9...
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Estimates : 8,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain Autograph Letter Signed1059 - Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain Autograph Letter Signed
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ALS signed “Lawrence,” one page both sides, 5 x 8.25, January 23, 1865. Written from Brunswick, Maine, a letter to his father, in full: "Tom pr...
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Dwight D. Eisenhower Limited Edition Signed Book1060 - Dwight D. Eisenhower Limited Edition Signed Book
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Extraordinary signed book: Crusade in Europe. First edition, limited issue, numbered 24/1426. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1948. Hardcover custom-bound
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Estimates : 25,000.00 - 35,000.00
 
 
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