RR Auction: Remarkable Rarities

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Headquartered in Boston’s North End, RR Auction is a globally recognized and trusted source for rare documents, manuscripts, autographs, and historic artifacts. Since its inception in 1980, RR has achieved countless record-setting prices in over 425 successful sales, including Truman Capote’s hand-notated manuscript for Breakfast at Tiffany’s for over $300,000, President Kennedy’s 1963 convertible for $318,000, and a pair of Bonnie and Clyde’s guns for over $500,000. Internationally known and frequently featured in all media outlets—with appearances on NBC’s Today Show, CBS This Morning, Fox News, the New York Times Sunday Magazine, and the London Times—RR Auction prides itself on selling authentic material, thoroughly examined by in-house experts and third-party authenticators, to uphold the guarantee of authenticity. With a stunning full-color print catalog and a massive online presence, RR Auction continues to achieve record prices for clients around the world.
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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Sun Yat-sen Signature2001 - Sun Yat-sen Signature
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Founding father and first president of the Republic of China (1866–1925). Ink signature in English and Chinese on a 5 x 1.75 slip affixed to a 7.5 x 6
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Estimate : 6,000.00 - 8,000.00
 
 
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Wang Daxie Signed Photograph2002 - Wang Daxie Signed Photograph
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Premier of China (1860–1929); he was in office in both 1917 and 1922. Exceptional matte-finish 7.25 x 9.5 Maull & Fox photo, boldly signed in bl...
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Estimate : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Rong Zhen Signed Photograph2003 - Rong Zhen Signed Photograph
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Militant of Northern China (b 1891). Vintage matte-finish 7 x 10 photo, boldly signed in black ink in Chinese. This exceptional image, taken by Yung F
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Estimate : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Li Hongzhang Autograph Letter Signed2004 - Li Hongzhang Autograph Letter Signed
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Qing Empire general (1823–1901) who quelled several major rebellions and served as the premier viceroy of Zhili and the minister of Belyang from 1871
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Estimate : 3,000.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Chinese Taiping Rebellion Firsthand Account2005 - Chinese Taiping Rebellion Firsthand Account
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ALS signed “George Royle,” four pages on two adjoining sheets, 9.25 x 11.75, engraved ‘Shanghai’ letterhead, May 20, 1862. Letter to his cousin Hester
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Estimate : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Chinese ‘Red Band’ Cover2006 - Chinese ‘Red Band’ Cover
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Scarce Chinese ‘red band’ cover sent from Urga Mongolia to Peking China, dated March 8, 1904, and featuring lovely Chinese calligraphy. The cover exhi
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Estimate : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Chiang Kai-shek Signature2007 - Chiang Kai-shek Signature
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Chinese nationalist and military leader (1887–1975) who served the Republic of China between 1928 and 1975, including as its president for 26 years. V
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Estimate : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Wang Chung-hui Typed Letter Signed2008 - Wang Chung-hui Typed Letter Signed
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Chinese foreign minister (1881–1958) who served from 1937 to 1941; a close associate of China’s founding father, Sun Yat-sen. TLS signed “Wang Chung H
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Estimate : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Li Yuanhong Signature2009 - Li Yuanhong Signature
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President of the Republic of China (1864–1928) who served in office on three different occasions, with his last presidency occurring from 1922 to 1923
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Estimate : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Wu Chaoshu Signature2010 - Wu Chaoshu Signature
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Minister to the United States (1887–1934) who served from 1928 to 1931; he twice acted as Chinese minister of foreign affairs—1923 to 1924 and 1927 to
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Soong Ching-ling Signed Card2012 - Soong Ching-ling Signed Card
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Second vice president of China (1893–1981), who was the second wife of Sun Yat-sen, the leader of the 1911 revolution that established the Republic of
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Estimate : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Major General Ting Tien Yung Signature2013 - Major General Ting Tien Yung Signature
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Vintage ink signature, “Ting Tien-Yung,” on a light pink 4.5 x 6 album page, with Chinese writing above. Below the signature is an official purple sta
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Alfred Sao-ke Sze Signature2014 - Alfred Sao-ke Sze Signature
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Prominent Chinese politician and diplomat (1877–1958) during the most turbulent period in modern Chinese history. Crisp ink signatures in English and
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Estimate : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Quo Tai-chi Signature2015 - Quo Tai-chi Signature
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Chinese foreign minister (1889–1952) who served from 1941 to 1942, and was named as the permanent Chief Chinese Delegate to the United Nations in 1947
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Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Chiang Kai-shek Signed Photograph2016 - Chiang Kai-shek Signed Photograph
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Military officer and politician (1887–1975), one of the most durable leaders of the 20th century, who led the government of Republic of China from 192
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Estimate : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Madame Chiang Kai-shek Signature2017 - Madame Chiang Kai-shek Signature
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First lady of President Chiang Kai-shek (1898–2003), also known as Madame Chiang, who was the youngest and last surviving of the three Soong sisters;
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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T. V. Soong Typed Letter Signed2018 - T. V. Soong Typed Letter Signed
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Chinese businessman and politician (1891–1971) who briefly served as the premier of the Republic of China; brother-in-law to Chinese president Sun Yat
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Estimate : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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General Chen Yi Signed Photograph2019 - General Chen Yi Signed Photograph
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Chinese foreign minister (1901–1972) who served from 1958 to 1972; also served as the mayor of Shanghai from 1949 to 1958. Impressive matte-finish 4 x
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Estimate : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Chen Cheng Signed Photograph2020 - Chen Cheng Signed Photograph
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Chinese political and military leader (1897–1965) who served as the Republic of China’s vice president from 1954 to 1965; a notable commander during t
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Estimate : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Wei Tao-ming Signature2022 - Wei Tao-ming Signature
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Chinese diplomat (1899–1978) who served as the Republic of China’s ambassador to the United States during the Second World War (1942–1946). Ink signat
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Chiang Ching-kuo Signed Photograph2023 - Chiang Ching-kuo Signed Photograph
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Chinese politician and leader (1910–1988) and son of President Chiang Kai-shek, who would serve as president of the Republic of China from 1978 to 198
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Wang Yun-wu Signed Photograph2024 - Wang Yun-wu Signed Photograph
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Chinese scholar of history and political science (1888–1979) who invented Shih Chiao Hao Ma, a method of Chinese lexicography; also served as vice pre
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Chow Shu-kai Signed Photograph2025 - Chow Shu-kai Signed Photograph
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Republic of China’s US ambassador during the late 1960s. Vintage glossy 3.5 x 5 photo, signed and inscribed in blue ink “Chow Shukei, Foreign Minister
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Yen Chia-kan Signed Photograph2026 - Yen Chia-kan Signed Photograph
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Second president of the Republic of China (1905–1993) who served from 1975 to 1978; also served as the premier of the Republic of China from 1963 to 1
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Estimate : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Ji Pengfei Typed Note Signed2027 - Ji Pengfei Typed Note Signed
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Chinese politician (1910–2000) who, at the age of 43, became the youngest Chinese ambassador; serving as China’s first representative to the German De
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Estimate : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Qiao Guanhua Signed Photograph2028 - Qiao Guanhua Signed Photograph
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Chinese foreign minister (1913–1983) from 1974 to 1976, whose talks with Henry Kissinger played an important role in the drafting of the Shanghai Comm
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Li Xiannian Signed Photograph2029 - Li Xiannian Signed Photograph
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Glossy 7 x 5 photo of Li Xiannian in front of a microphone, signed in Chinese in black ink on the reverse. In fine condition, a few tray ink marks to
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Estimate : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Hua Guofeng Signed Photograph2031 - Hua Guofeng Signed Photograph
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Premier of the People's Republic of China (1921–2008) who served from 1976–1980; he was eventually outmaneuvered by Deng Xiaoping, who forced hi...
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Estimate : 8,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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Sun Yun-suan Group Lot2032 - Sun Yun-suan Group Lot
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Premier of the Republic of China (1913–2006) who served from (1978–1984). Two color glossy photos of Sun Yun-suan, 3 x 5 and 4.75 x 7, signed in black
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Yao Yilin Signature2033 - Yao Yilin Signature
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Chinese political leader (1917–1994) who served as the deputy Vice Premier of the People’s Republic of China from 1983 to 1988. Blue ink signature of
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Ding Mou-shih and Hsieh Tung-min Signed Photographs2034 - Ding Mou-shih and Hsieh Tung-min Signed Photographs
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Two items: a 4 x 5.75 collector’s sheet signed in black ink in Chinese by Ding Mou-shih (minister of foreign affairs from 1987–1988) and a 3.5 x 5 glo
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Zhao Ziyang Signature2035 - Zhao Ziyang Signature
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High-ranking Chinese politician (1919–2005) who served as the third premier of the People’s Republic of China from 1980 to 1987, and then as general s
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Estimate : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Li Xiannian and Helmut Kohl Signed Photograph2036 - Li Xiannian and Helmut Kohl Signed Photograph
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Third president of the People’s Republic of China (1909–1992) who served from 1983 to 1988; considered one of the Eight Elders of the Communist Party
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Estimate : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Hu Yaobang and Holger Borner Signed Photograph2037 - Hu Yaobang and Holger Borner Signed Photograph
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High-ranking Chinese official (1915–1989) who served as the general secretary of the Communist Party from 1982 to 1987. Hu’s promotion of freedom of s
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Estimate : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Zhao Ziyang and Wu Xueqian Signatures2038 - Zhao Ziyang and Wu Xueqian Signatures
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Ink signatures in Chinese of Zhao Ziyang (third premier of the PROC 1980–1987) and Wu Xueqian (foreign minister of the PROC 1982–1988) on an off-white
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Estimate : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Deng Xiaoping Signed Photograph2039 - Deng Xiaoping Signed Photograph
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Immensely influential Chinese reformist leader (1904–1997) who was the architect behind the modernization of China’s economy by opening the country to
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Estimate : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Li Peng, Qian Qichen, and Hans-Dietrich Genscher Signed Photograph2040 - Li Peng, Qian Qichen, and Hans-Dietrich Genscher Signed Photograph
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Glossy 9.5 x 7 German press photo of Qian Qichen (left, Chinese foreign minister from 1988 to 1998), Foreign Minister of Germany Hans-Dietrich Gensche
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Estimate : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Qian Yongchang Signature2042 - Qian Yongchang Signature
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Minister of Transportation (born 1933) who was appointed in 1982, and later served as the party secretary of the Ministry of Communications from 1984
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Li Tieying Signature2043 - Li Tieying Signature
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Chinese politician and author (born 1936) who served as vice chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress and president ...
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Chiang Wei-kuo Signed Christmas Cards2044 - Chiang Wei-kuo Signed Christmas Cards
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Military leader (1916–1997), and the adopted son of President Chiang Ching-kuo, whose military education in Germany and expertise with tank operations
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Li Peng Signed Photograph2045 - Li Peng Signed Photograph
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Fourth premier of China (born 1928) who served from 1987 to 1998; also acted as the chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's ...
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Estimate : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Li Peng Signature2046 - Li Peng Signature
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Political leader (born 1928) who served as premier of the People's Republic of China from 1987 through 1998, best known for declaring martial la...
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Estimate : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Yang Shangkun Signed Photograph2047 - Yang Shangkun Signed Photograph
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Fourth president of the People’s Republic of China (1907–1998) who served from 1988 to 1993; also acted as the secretary-general of the CPC Central Mi
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Estimate : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Lee Teng-hui and Chen Shui-bian Signed Photographs2048 - Lee Teng-hui and Chen Shui-bian Signed Photographs
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Two color glossy photos: a 5 x 7 of Chen Shui-bian (ROC president from 2000–2008) signed in black felt tip in Chinese; and a color glossy 3.5 x 5 of L
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Zhu Rongji Signature2049 - Zhu Rongji Signature
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Chinese political leader (born 1928) who served as the fifth premier of the People’s Republic of China from 1998 to 2003; he also acted as mayor of Sh
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Jiang Zemin Signed Photograph2050 - Jiang Zemin Signed Photograph
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Fifth president of the People’s Republic of China (born 1926) who served from 1993 to 2003 and oversaw substantial economic development and reforms. C
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Estimate : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Jiang Zemin and Helmut Kohl Signed Photograph2052 - Jiang Zemin and Helmut Kohl Signed Photograph
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High-quality color glossy 7 x 9.5 official German press photo of Kohl visiting the PROC in November of 1995, signed in black ink by Jiang Zemin (fifth
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Estimate : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Li Ruihuan and Helmut Kohl Signed Photograph2053 - Li Ruihuan and Helmut Kohl Signed Photograph
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Chinese politician (born 1934) who was a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China from 1992 to 2002. C
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Hu Jintao Signed Photograph2054 - Hu Jintao Signed Photograph
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Paramount leader of China (born 1942) who held several high-level positions, including sixth president of the People’s Republic of China (2003–2013).
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Estimate : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Chang Jing-fu Signature2055 - Chang Jing-fu Signature
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Chinese politician (born 1948) who served as the governor of Taiwan Province in 2009-2010. Blue ink signature of Chiang Jing-fu in Chinese on an off-w
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