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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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Charles Lindbergh Signed Speech8001 - Charles Lindbergh Signed Speech
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Souvenir typescript of Lindbergh’s speech at the IAS Honors Night Dinner at New York’s Hotel Astor on January 25, 1954, 8.25 x 11, eleven pages, signe
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Charles Lindbergh Signed Book8002 - Charles Lindbergh Signed Book
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Signed book: The Spirit of St. Louis. Limited presentation edition, number 593. NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1953. Hardcover, 5.75 x 8.5, 562 pa...
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Charles Lindbergh Collection of Items8003 - Charles Lindbergh Collection of Items
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Uncommon assemblage of nine items related to aviation pioneer Charles Lindbergh, including: a catalog for Lindbergh's Decorations and Trophies, ...
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Aviation Lot of (4) Early Medallions8004 - Aviation Lot of (4) Early Medallions
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Exquisite set of four bronze medals, including: an unissued medal by Francoise Montagny, 2.75? in diameter, showing a winged figure and seaplane on th
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National Air Races 1930 Bronze Medal8005 - National Air Races 1930 Bronze Medal
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Scarce medal issued for the 10th anniversary of the 1930 National Air Races held in Chicago, Illinois, from August 23 to September 1, 1930. Bronze, 63
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Zeppelin: 1929 Meissen Porcelain Medallion8006 - Zeppelin: 1929 Meissen Porcelain Medallion
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Rare porcelain 1929 commemorative medal in honor of the LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin, 1.75? in diameter, produced by the Meissen Porzellan Manufacture of Dres
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World War I: General George H. Beverley Signed Pilot's License8007 - World War I: General George H. Beverley Signed Pilot's License
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United States of America pilot's license number 153, issued to Lieut. G. H. Beverley by the Federation Aeronautique Internationale for the year ...
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World War II 'Type A-2' Military Jacket8008 - World War II 'Type A-2' Military Jacket
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Russet brown leather Type A-2 flight jacket from World War II, size 40, with manufacturer tag inside neck area reading: "Type A-2, DWG No. 30-1...
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Vietnam-era Military Jacket8009 - Vietnam-era Military Jacket
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Impressive brown leather Type G-1 military jacket belonging to United States Marine Corps Major Jim Davis, size 42, with manufacturer tag inside neck
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A-7 Corsair Ejection Seat8010 - A-7 Corsair Ejection Seat
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A-7 Corsair Ejection Seat, measures approximately 19 x 51.5 x 28.5, with starboard seat bucket and cloth seat cushioning, mounted to riveted framework
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Wernher von Braun Handwritten Manuscript8012 - Wernher von Braun Handwritten Manuscript
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Autograph manuscript in pencil, three pages, lightly lined, 8 x 10.5, unsigned, no date, written entirely in the hand of von Braun. The manuscript is
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Wernher von Braun Hand-annotated Notes8013 - Wernher von Braun Hand-annotated Notes
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Incredible typed notes from German rocket scientist Ernst Stuhlinger, two pages, 8 x 10.5, dated December 1965 and January 1966, bearing several penci
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Wernher von Braun Handwritten Notes8014 - Wernher von Braun Handwritten Notes
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ALS in pencil, signed “B,” twelve pages on six stapled Office of Director, MSFC Routing Slip sheets, 5 x 8, dated April 27, 1965. Letter to "Ba...
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Wernher von Braun Handwritten Signed Note8015 - Wernher von Braun Handwritten Signed Note
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ANS signed “B,” one page, lightly lined, 5 x 7.25, November 17, 1974. Note to Kayren Redman Governale, his secretary at Fairchild Industries, in full:
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Wernher von Braun Initialed Notes8016 - Wernher von Braun Initialed Notes
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Three pages of typed notes from German rocket scientist Ernst Stuhlinger, each one page, 8 x 10.5, dated 1969 and 1971, bearing pencil and ink notatio
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Wernher von Braun Signed Document8017 - Wernher von Braun Signed Document
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DS, one page, 8 x 10.5, July 9, 1946. In full: "I confirm hereby the statements given by my brother, Magnus von Braun in his request of May 24,...
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Wernher von Braun's Driver's License8018 - Wernher von Braun's Driver's License
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Wernher von Braun's driver's license receipt for Madison County in the state of Alabama, 4 x 2.25, dated March 4, 1966, signed in the "...
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Wernher von Braun Signed Cover8019 - Wernher von Braun Signed Cover
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Scarce cover from the Manned Spaceflight Cover Society with a cachet honoring the crew of Apollo 12, vertically signed in ballpoint by von Braun. In f
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Robert H. Goddard Signature and Early Rocketry Collection8020 - Robert H. Goddard Signature and Early Rocketry Collection
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Rare ink signature, "R. H. Goddard,” on an off-white 5 x 1 slip. Also includes material from the collection of Goddard rocket team member and m...
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Robert H. Goddard Three Volume Book Set8021 - Robert H. Goddard Three Volume Book Set
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Rare complete hardcover three-volume set of The Papers of Robert H. Goddard. NY: McGraw-Hill, 1970. Hardcovers with slipcase, 7 x 10, 1707 total pages
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Miss Baker Paw ‘Signed’ Envelope8022 - Miss Baker Paw ‘Signed’ Envelope
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Squirrel monkey who, on May 28, 1959, along with rhesus monkey Miss Able, spent 16 minutes in space aboard the Jupiter AM-18 flight. Off-white mailing
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German Rocketry V-2 Access Badge and Injector Fragment8023 - German Rocketry V-2 Access Badge and Injector Fragment
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Two items: a metal Peenemunde V-2 worker access badge, no. 8923, measuring 1.5 x 1.75, marked "Heimat Artillerie Park 11, Karlshagen," whi...
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Explorer I: James Van Allen Signed Complex 26 Fragment8024 - Explorer I: James Van Allen Signed Complex 26 Fragment
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Metal fragment removed from the Complex 26 gantry for the launch of the Explorer I satellite, .75 x .5, affixed to an off-white 6.25 x 3.5 presentatio
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X-24 Research Vehicle Large Model8025 - X-24 Research Vehicle Large Model
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Model of the X-24 Research Vehicle, measuring 24? long and 8? wide, set upon a wooden base with a plaque reading, "NASA Flight Research Center....
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X-24B Research Vehicle Small Model8026 - X-24B Research Vehicle Small Model
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Model of the X-24B Research Vehicle, measuring 10.5? long and 5.5? wide, set upon a wooden base with a plaque reading, "Research Vehicle X-24B....
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Soviet Voskhod Globus IMP Version 3 Navigation Instrument8029 - Soviet Voskhod Globus IMP Version 3 Navigation Instrument
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Rare circa 1963 Voskhod Spacecraft ‘Globus’ IMP version 3 navigation instrument, measuring 9.75 x 8.75 x 7, used as a positional indicator to display
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Estimates : 15,000.00 - 20,000.00
 
 
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Cosmonaut Set of (6) Signed KNIGA Covers8030 - Cosmonaut Set of (6) Signed KNIGA Covers
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Collection of six KNIGA covers with cachets commemorating Russian space achievements, individually signed in ink by the first six cosmonauts, includin
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Vostok Cosmonauts Signed Photograph8031 - Vostok Cosmonauts Signed Photograph
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Vintage glossy 7 x 4.75 photo of the Soviet Union's pioneering cosmonauts together, signed in ink by Yuri Gagarin, Pavel Popovich, Valentina Ter...
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Cosmonaut Oversized Signed Photograph8032 - Cosmonaut Oversized Signed Photograph
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Early glossy 11.75 x 7.75 group photo of eighteen members of the heroic Soviet space program, attractively signed in various colored inks by fourteen
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Cosmonaut Collection of (38) Signed Photographs8033 - Cosmonaut Collection of (38) Signed Photographs
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Collection of 38 color 5.75 x 8.25 lightweight cardstock photos of cosmonauts, each signed in ink by the subject, including: Alexei Leonov, Valentina
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Yuri Gagarin Signed Photograph8034 - Yuri Gagarin Signed Photograph
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Color 4.25 x 5.75 postcard photo of Gagarin in uniform, signed vertically in blue ballpoint. In fine condition, with a slight crease to bottom right c
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Vostok Cosmonauts Signed Cover8035 - Vostok Cosmonauts Signed Cover
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FDC honoring Project Mercury, signed in ink by Yuri Gagarin, Pavel Popovich, Valentina Tereshkova, Andriyan Nikolayev, Valery Bykovsky, and Gherman Ti
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Valentina Tereshkova Signed Photograph8036 - Valentina Tereshkova Signed Photograph
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Color satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of Tereshkova in her white space suit, signed in black felt tip, “First woman in space…Vostok–6, 16.06—19.06, 1963r.”
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Alexei Leonov Signed Photograph8037 - Alexei Leonov Signed Photograph
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Color satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of Leonov performing the first-ever EVA, signed in gold ink, “First spacewalker, Vokshod-2, 18 03 65, Alexei Leonov.”
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Vostok 6 Parachute Segments8038 - Vostok 6 Parachute Segments
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Three segments cut from the flown Vostok 6 parachute that allowed cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova to return safely to Earth after becoming the first wo
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Sputnik 1 Model8039 - Sputnik 1 Model
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Scale model of the important Soviet Sputnik-1 satellite by Modellmix, measuring approximately 8.75? tall and 7.25? across, suspended atop a blue 5? di
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Konstantin Tsiolkovsky Miniature Monument8040 - Konstantin Tsiolkovsky Miniature Monument
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Exceptional circa 1950s die cast model of the Russian rocket scientist Konstantin Tsiolkovsky posing triumphantly beside a large metal rocket, standin
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Mercury 7 Signed ASF Blueprint8042 - Mercury 7 Signed ASF Blueprint
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Highly appealing blueprint segment of the US Astronaut Hall of Fame in Titusville, Florida, 17 x 11, featuring an overhead floor plan of the hall area
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Mercury 7 Signed Photograph8043 - Mercury 7 Signed Photograph
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Official color 10 x 8 NASA lithograph of the Mercury 7 posing in front of an F–102 aircraft, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, "To Rick—J...
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Mercury Astronauts Signed Photograph8044 - Mercury Astronauts Signed Photograph
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Vivid color glossy 8.5 x 11 cardstock photo of a Saturn rocket launch, signed in black felt tip by John Glenn, Scott Carpenter, Wally Schirra, and Gor
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Mercury 7 Pair of Signed Covers8045 - Mercury 7 Pair of Signed Covers
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Two Project Mercury FDCs: one with a cachet honoring John Glenn's first orbital flight, signed in ink by John Glenn, Gordon Cooper, Wally Schirr...
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Mercury Astronauts Signed Book8046 - Mercury Astronauts Signed Book
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Signed book: Americans into Orbit. NY: Random House, 1962. Hardcover, 5.75 x 8.5, 190 pages. Signed and inscribed on the half-title page in black felt
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Mercury 7 VIP Monument Medallion8047 - Mercury 7 VIP Monument Medallion
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Bronze medallion honoring Project Mercury, 3? in diameter, featuring the images of astronauts Carpenter, Cooper, Glenn, Grissom, Schirra, Shepard, and
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Mercury-Era Astronauts and Spacecraft Card Dispenser8048 - Mercury-Era Astronauts and Spacecraft Card Dispenser
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Awesome Mercury program-era Astronauts and Spacecraft trading card vending machine, 10 x 23.5 x 11.5, manufactured by The Exhibit Supply, Co., of Chic
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MR-2: Guenter Wendt Signed Photograph8049 - MR-2: Guenter Wendt Signed Photograph
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Official color semi-glossy 8 x 10 NASA photo of the launch of Mercury-Redstone 2, the penultimate test flight prior to the first manned American space
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MR-2: Guenter Wendt Signed Photograph8050 - MR-2: Guenter Wendt Signed Photograph
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Satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of launch pad leader Guenter Wendt holding Ham the chimpanzee, signed in black felt tip, “‘Ham,’ America’s first chimp in sp
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MR-3: Alan Shepard Signed Cover and Parachute Fragment8051 - MR-3: Alan Shepard Signed Cover and Parachute Fragment
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Two items: a USCG Cutter Eastwind Mercury-Redstone 3 recovery date cover, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint, "To Tim, Alan Shepard"; ...
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MR-3: Alan Shepard Signed Photograph8052 - MR-3: Alan Shepard Signed Photograph
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Limited edition color semi-glossy 9.25 x 7.25 cardstock photo of Shepard receiving the NASA Distinguished Service Medal from President Kennedy on May
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MR-3: Alan Shepard Signed Photograph8053 - MR-3: Alan Shepard Signed Photograph
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Official color glossy 8 x 9.75 NASA photo of the launch of the Freedom 7, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, "To Tom Lane, with sincere ap...
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MR-3: Alan Shepard Signed Photograph8054 - MR-3: Alan Shepard Signed Photograph
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Official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of the Mercury–Redstone 3 prior to launch, signed boldly in black felt tip by Shepard. In fine condition. Pre-ce
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