RR Auction: August 2016 Fine Autograph and Artifact Auction

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RR Auction is a globally recognized and trusted auction house specializing in rare and remarkable documents, manuscripts, autographs, and historical artifacts. Among the highlights of this month’s sale are a document signed by Columbus sponsors Ferdinand and Isabella, an autograph letter signed by Thomas Jefferson, an original Force print of the Declaration of Independence, and a signed handwritten letter by Lord of the Rings author J. R. R. Tolkien. Artifacts offered include Ernest Hemingway’s baseball cap and a Beretta Carcano M1891 Cavalry Carbine commissioned by Prince Amadeo of Savoy. Join us as we prepare to make history selling history in August 2016.
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 Washington1 - George Washington
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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, signed “G. Washington,” one page, 20 x 13.5, July 8, 1790. A Society of Cincinnati membership certificate issue
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Estimates : 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
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John Adams2 - John Adams
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Revolutionary War–dated ALS, one page, 7 x 9.5, October 24, 1777. Letter to General James Warren, written from Yorktown. In full: “We have got to a Pa
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Estimates : 30,000.00 - 40,000.00
 
 
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Thomas Jefferson3 - Thomas Jefferson
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ALS as president signed “Th: Jefferson,” one page, 7.25 x 9.5, September 1, 1808. Letter to “The Secretary at War,” Henry Dearborn. In part: “I regret
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Estimates : 18,000.00 - 20,000.00
 
 
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Thomas Jefferson4 - Thomas Jefferson
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Crisp ink signature, “Th: Jefferson,” on an off-white 4.25 x 2.75 slip clipped from the conclusion of a letter. In fine condition.
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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James Madison5 - James Madison
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ALS, one page, 8 x 13, January 15, 1806. Letter to James Lovell in Boston, who was a member of the Continental Congress and signer of the Articles of
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Estimates : 3,500.00 - 4,500.00
 
 
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James Monroe6 - James Monroe
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ALS signed “Jas. Monroe,” one page both sides, 6.25 x 8, November 10, 1790. Letter to Mr. Browne, in full: “Will Mr. Browne be so obliging as advance
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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James Monroe7 - James Monroe
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ALS signed “Jas. Monroe,” one page, 7 x 8.75, October 21, 1802. Letter to a gentleman, in full: “Mr. Wilson of Baltimore will have the pleasure of pre
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Estimates : 1,300.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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James Monroe8 - James Monroe
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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 16 x 10, November 13, 1822. President Monroe grants Armstrong Davidson of Ohio a parcel of land “in t
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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John Quincy Adams9 - John Quincy Adams
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Partly-printed DS, signed “J. Q. Adams,” one page, 8 x 9.75, August 4, 1821. As secretary of state, Adams certifies that “the annexed six pages of wri
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Andrew Jackson10 - Andrew Jackson
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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, two pages, 11 x 14, September 28, 1831. A patent issued to “Benjamin Myers, A Citizen of the United States
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Andrew Jackson11 - Andrew Jackson
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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 14.5 x 9, April 10, 1829. President Jackson grants Thomas Smith of Butler County, Ohio, a tract of la
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Martin Van Buren12 - Martin Van Buren
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ALS signed “M. Van Buren,” one page, 8 x 9.5, February 19, 1842. Letter to a gentleman in Cincinnati. In part: “I find upon looking once my papers, pr
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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William Henry Harrison13 - William Henry Harrison
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Ornate invitation to the William Henry Harrison’s Tippecanoe Inauguration Ball, headed, “Tippecanoe, March 4, 1841, Inauguration Ball,” 4.5 x 7.25, re
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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David Rice Atchison14 - David Rice Atchison
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American politician (1807–1886) best remembered as the subject of a controversy over whether, as president pro tempore of the Senate, he technically s
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Zachary Taylor15 - Zachary Taylor
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Rare partly-printed DS as president, signed “Z. Taylor,” one page, 13.25 x 10.25, August 9, 1849. President Taylor appoints Thomas Turner of New York
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Estimates : 4,500.00 - 5,500.00
 
 
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Millard Fillmore16 - Millard Fillmore
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ALS, one page, 7.75 x 9.75, August 3, 1848. Letter to John Harris, in full: “My official duties have been so pressing that I have not before found tim
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Millard Fillmore17 - Millard Fillmore
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Signed book: Universal History from the Earliest Account of Time, Vol. VII. First edition. London, 1747. Cloth rebound hardcover, 5.25 x 8.5, 591 page
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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James Buchanan18 - James Buchanan
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ALS as president-elect, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 6.5 x 8, December 29, 1856. Letter to Hon. Peter D. Vroom. In part: “I think there is a p
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James Buchanan19 - James Buchanan
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ALS, four pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.25 x 8.25, December 22, 1855. Letter to Hon. Peter D. Vroom, written while serving as minister to the Unite
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Abraham Lincoln20 - Abraham Lincoln
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Autograph endorsement as president, signed “A. Lincoln,” on a 3.75 x 2 clipped slip, January 31, 1865. In full: “Let these men take oath of Dec. 8, 18
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Abraham Lincoln21 - Abraham Lincoln
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Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 8 x 10.5, February 8, 1864. President Lincoln directs “the Secretary of State to affix the Seal of the Unite
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,000.00
 
 
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Abraham Lincoln22 - Abraham Lincoln
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Civil War-dated partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 15.75 x 18.5, July 1, 1864. President Lincoln appoints William Borrowe as “First Lieu
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Estimates : 4,500.00 - 5,500.00
 
 
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Abraham Lincoln23 - Abraham Lincoln
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Partial handwritten document by Lincoln, unsigned, one page, 8 x 10, no date. First page of a legal brief in the case of “Caleb Jackson vs. Orson Staf
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Mary Todd Lincoln24 - Mary Todd Lincoln
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ALS signed “Mary Lincoln,” two pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 7, no date but circa October 1861. Letter to Messrs. Hindhaugh & Co. In full...
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Estimates : 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
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Andrew Johnson25 - Andrew Johnson
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ALS, two pages on two adjoining sheets, 7.75 x 9.75, August 21, 1851. Written from Greeneville, Tennessee, a letter to A. J. Glossbrenner, the Sergean
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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U. S. Grant27 - U. S. Grant
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Civil War-dated ALS, one page, 7.75 x 9.75, December 21, 1862. Letter to General James McPherson, in full: “It is now reported that Kirby Smith is cro
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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U. S. Grant28 - U. S. Grant
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Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 10.5 x 15.5, April 9, 1875. President Grant authorizes James M. Leary to take “Charles Claremont charged wit
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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U. S. Grant29 - U. S. Grant
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Partly-printed DS, one page, 21.25 x 16.5, June 11, 1877. Four-language ship’s papers issued to “J. G. Baker, Jr., master or commander of the Bark Rei
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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U. S. Grant30 - U. S. Grant
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Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 14 x 18, June 27, 1870. President Grant appoints William C. Forbush as “First Lieutenant in the Fifth Regime
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Rutherford B. Hayes31 - Rutherford B. Hayes
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Partly-printed DS, signed “R. B. Hayes,” one page, 7.75 x 9.75, April 2, 1878. President Hayes authorizes the Secretary of State to affix the Seal of
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Rutherford B. Hayes32 - Rutherford B. Hayes
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ALS signed “R. B. Hayes, Governor of Ohio,” one page, 7.25 x 9.75, State of Ohio Executive Department letterhead, February 28, 1869. Letter addressed
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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James A. Garfield33 - James A. Garfield
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Rare partly-printed DS as president, signed “James A. Garfield,” one page, 17 x 14, June 1, 1881. President Garfield appoints Presley C. Lane as “Post
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Estimates : 8,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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James A. Garfield34 - James A. Garfield
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Bold ink signature as president, “James A. Garfield, April 13, 1881,” on an off-white 4.5 x 2.5 slip. Handsomely double-matted and framed with an engr
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Estimates : 3,300.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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James A. Garfield35 - James A. Garfield
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Uncommon partly-printed DS, signed “J. A. Garfield,” one page, 16 x 10, October 1, 1876. Garfield appoints Walter Thorne as “Aid de Camp on Staff gene
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Charles Guiteau36 - Charles Guiteau
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Remarkable archive related to the publication of Guiteau’s 1882 book The Truth and The Removal, consisting of an ALS by Guiteau, seven pages from the
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Estimates : 14,000.00 - 16,000.00
 
 
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Chester A. Arthur37 - Chester A. Arthur
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ALS as president, two pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 6.75, family crest letterhead, September 21, [1883]. Response to a dinner invitation from M
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Estimates : 1,800.00 - 2,200.00
 
 
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William McKinley38 - William McKinley
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Signed book: Speeches and Addresses of William McKinley. First edition. NY: Doubleday & McClure, 1900. Hardcover, 6 x 8.5, 388 pages. Signed and...
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Theodore Roosevelt and William H. Taft39 - Theodore Roosevelt and William H. Taft
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Partly-printed vellum DS, signed “Theodore Roosevelt” as president and “Wm. H. Taft” as secretary of war, one page, 15.5 x 20.5, December 20, 1904. Pr
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Theodore Roosevelt40 - Theodore Roosevelt
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Magnificent vintage matte-finish 8 x 6 photo of Roosevelt sitting atop a horse amid an open field, affixed to its original mount, nicely signed on the
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Theodore Roosevelt41 - Theodore Roosevelt
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TLS as president, one page, 7 x 8.75, White House letterhead, October 21, 1908. Letter to E. E. Clark, the Interstate Commerce Commissioner, in full:
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Theodore Roosevelt42 - Theodore Roosevelt
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TLS signed “T. Roosevelt,” one page, 8.25 x 9.75, Republican State Committee letterhead, October 27, 1898. Letter to Mrs. Emma Wynkoop Clark. In full:
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Estimates : 1,600.00 - 1,800.00
 
 
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Theodore Roosevelt43 - Theodore Roosevelt
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Tremendous vintage sepia matte-finish 8.75 x 13.5 half-length portrait of Roosevelt by Harris & Ewing, signed and inscribed as president in foun...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Theodore Roosevelt44 - Theodore Roosevelt
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ALS, one page, 4.5 x 3.5, Sagamore Hill letterhead, September 16, 1916. Letter to “Bridger,” possibly Harry St. John Bridger, the British explorer and
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Theodore Roosevelt45 - Theodore Roosevelt
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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 15.75 x 19.5, December 20, 1907. President Roosevelt appoints Jacob M. Coward as “Captain in the Arti
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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William H. Taft46 - William H. Taft
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Signed book: Popular Government. First edition. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1913. Hardcover, 5.5 x 7.75, 283 pages. Signed and inscribed on
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Woodrow Wilson48 - Woodrow Wilson
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Superb vintage matte-finish 13.75 x 11 photo of the USS George Washington, with small portraits of Woodrow Wilson and Captain Edward McCauley in the u
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Warren G. Harding49 - Warren G. Harding
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Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 17 x 13, July 28, 1921. President Harding appoints Henry C. Hooker as “Postmaster at Leigh, in the County of
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Herbert Hoover, Calvin Coolidge, and William H. Taft50 - Herbert Hoover, Calvin Coolidge, and William H. Taft
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Fountain pen signatures of Herbert Hoover, Lou Henry Hoover, Calvin Coolidge, Grace Coolidge, William H. Taft, and Helen Taft on an off-white 7.5 x 6
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt51 - Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt
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Scarce White House card signed in black ink by Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. In fine condition. This is the first double-signed Franklin–Eleanor Whi
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Franklin D. Roosevelt52 - Franklin D. Roosevelt
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Signed book: The Land of Sleepy Hollow. Letterpress edition, limited issue, numbered 24/600. NY: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1887. Hardcover, 11.25 x 14.25, 7
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,000.00
 
 
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