Fine Autograph and Artifact Auction: Featuring Pop Culture

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RR Auction's December Fine Autograph and Artifact sale boasts more than 900 lots, highlighted by a multitude of important historical letters and a robust selection of material from popular culture. Highlights of the sale include a signed Abraham Lincoln carte-de-visite, checks from George Washington and Donald Trump, a Charles Dickens autograph quote from A Christmas Carol, rare artifacts recovered from the USS Arizona after Pearl Harbor, unique mixed-media artwork by Bob Dylan, a Christmas card from Al Capone, and rare oversized 'outtake' prints from the Beatles' famous Abbey Road shoot. 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 December 2018.
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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English Royalty202 - English Royalty
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Desirable collection of nine items signed by English monarchs, being a complete set from King George II to King George V. Includes: King George II (tw
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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King Charles II203 - King Charles II
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Manuscript DS, signed “Charles R.,” one page both sides, 7.25 x 12, January 30, 1678. The manuscript states, in full: “Whereas Philip Earle of Pembrok
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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King Charles II204 - King Charles II
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British monarch (1630–1685) who ushered in the Restoration of 1660 and ruled until his death. Manuscript DS, signed “Charles R,” one page both sides,
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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King Charles IX205 - King Charles IX
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King of France (1550–1574) from 1560 until his death, whose reign was fraught with religious conflict including the St. Bartholomew's Day massac...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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King Charles IX206 - King Charles IX
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Magnificent LS in French, signed “Charles,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 9 x 13.5, April 1568. Lengthy letter to Monsieur de Fourquevaulx, Cha
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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King Charles V207 - King Charles V
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Holy Roman Emperor who, as Charles I, also ruled as king of Spain (1500–1558). Manuscript DS in Spanish, signed “Yo El Rey,” one page, 8.5 x 12.25, Ju
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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King Charles V208 - King Charles V
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Holy Roman Emperor who, as Charles I, also served as king of Spain (1500-1558). Manuscript DS, in Spanish, signed “Carolus,” one page both sides, 8.25
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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King Charles V209 - King Charles V
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LS in Spanish, signed “Yo el Rey,” one page both sides, 8.75 x 12.5, March 17, 1523. An important historic letter to Carlos Val Duque de Arcos in rega
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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King Edward VIII210 - King Edward VIII
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World War I–dated ALS signed “Edward,” one page both sides, 5 x 8, May 1, 1915. Written from General Headquarters of the British Army in Saint-Omer, F
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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King Ferdinand V211 - King Ferdinand V
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LS in Spanish, signed “Yo el Rey,” one page, 11.75 x 10.5, June 26, 1477. Letter to the Duke and Duchess of Milan, in (translated): "We, Don Fe...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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King George III212 - King George III
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ALS signed “George R,” one page both sides, 7.25 x 9.5, May 4, 1783. With great melancholy, King George III writes about the death of his favorite son
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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King George III213 - King George III
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Revolutionary War–dated handwritten letter by King George III, unsigned, one page both sides, 7.25 x 9.5, December 11, 1779. Letter to Lord Thurlow, i
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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King Henry II214 - King Henry II
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King of France from 1547 until 1559, he was killed in a jousting match held to celebrate the end of the Eighth Italian War (1519–1559). LS in French,
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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King Philip II215 - King Philip II
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LS in Spanish, signed “Yo El Rey,” one page, 8.5 x 11.25, February 15, 1575. Letter to the "Council, Court, Governors, Caballeros, Officials an...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Maria Theresa216 - Maria Theresa
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Holy Roman Empress and Queen of Bohemia (1717–1780) who was the mother of Marie Antoinette. Impressive archive of 31 handwritten letters in French by
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Estimates : 7,500.00 - 8,500.00
 
 
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Marie Antoinette217 - Marie Antoinette
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Manuscript DS in French, signed “Antoinette,” one page, 14.75 x 9.25, [1770]. The Abbe de Vermond implores the kindness and protection of Madame la Da
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Estimates : 15,000.00 - 20,000.00
 
 
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Marie de Medici218 - Marie de Medici
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Queen consort of France (1573–1642) as the second wife of King Henry IV of France, and regent of France following his assassination; she herself was a
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Princess Diana219 - Princess Diana
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ALS signed “Diana,” one page both sides, 6.25 x 4, personal Kensington Palace stationery, March 22, 1995. Letter to "Peter," in full: &quo...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Princess Diana and Prince Charles220 - Princess Diana and Prince Charles
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Christmas card from 1983 embossed on the front with the Prince of Wales’s feathers and Order of the Garter motto and the Spencer family arms, measurin
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Princess Diana and Prince Charles221 - Princess Diana and Prince Charles
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TLS signed “Charles" and "Yours most sincerely, and Diana,” one page, 8 x 13, Buckingham Palace letterhead, October 7, 1981. Letter to Mrs...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Princess Diana and Prince Charles222 - Princess Diana and Prince Charles
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Very attractive Christmas card from 1990 embossed with the Prince of Wales’s feathers and Order of the Garter motto and the Spencer family arms, measu
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Queen Elizabeth II223 - Queen Elizabeth II
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ALS as queen, signed “Elizabeth R.,” one page both sides, 4.75 x 7.5, Sandringham, Norfolk letterhead, December 26, 1952. Letter to Lady Ruth Fermoy,
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip224 - Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip
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Royal Christmas and New Year card from 1951 with an embossed Order of the Garter seal on the front, measures 13.5 x 7.5 open, with the inside bearing
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip225 - Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip
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Royal Christmas and New Year's card from 1955, with a gilt-embossed crown on the front, measuring 14 x 8 open, featuring a charming photo of Que...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip226 - Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip
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Large and bold ink signatures, "Elizabeth R, February 26th 1975" and "Philip,” on a white 8.25 x 9.75 sheet, signed during their 1975...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Titanic: J. Bruce Ismay227 - Titanic: J. Bruce Ismay
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Chairman and managing director of the White Star Line (1862–1937). He came to rather negative international attention as the highest-ranking White Sta
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Howard Carter228 - Howard Carter
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British archaeologist and Egyptologist (1874–1939) whose discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun in Egypt's 'Valley of the Kings' proved to...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Henry M. Stanley229 - Henry M. Stanley
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Very rare ALS, two pages on two adjoining sheets, February 28, 1894. Written from Richmond Terrace, Whitehall, a letter to Major James B. Pond, in ful
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Stephen F. Austin230 - Stephen F. Austin
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Partly-printed DS, signed “S. F. Austin,” one page, 7.75 x 10.75, January 11, 1836. Ornate financial document headed “Texian Loan,” in part: “Received
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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California231 - California
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Partly-printed DS, one page, 10.5 x 12.5, March 8, 1867. Handsome engraved stock certificate for 150 shares in the "Triunfo Silver Mining and C...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna232 - Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna
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ALS in Spanish, signed “Ant. Lopez de Santa Anna,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.75 x 7.75, March 15, 1823. Santa Anna writes to another offi
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Al Capone233 - Al Capone
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Exceedingly rare Christmas and New Year's card, measuring 9.25 x 5.5 open, signed and inscribed inside, "Your Dear Friend, Al Capone, Regar...
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Estimates : 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
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Al Capone: Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre Brick234 - Al Capone: Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre Brick
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Brick removed from the wall of the garage that stood at 2122 N. Clark Street where the Saint Valentine's Day Massacre took place, during which s...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Mata Hari235 - Mata Hari
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Dutch-born dancer (1876–1917), nee Margaretha Geertruida Zelle, whose renown as a performer was permanently overshadowed by her activities as a German
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Jules Bache236 - Jules Bache
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American banker, art collector, and philanthropist (1861–1944) whose stock brokerage firm, J. S. Bache & Co, was one of the top brokerage houses...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Joseph Bonanno237 - Joseph Bonanno
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Diary entry written by Joseph Bonanno while incarcerated at a federal prison in Lexington, Kentucky, unsigned, one page, 6 x 9.25, dated "Frida...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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British Prime Ministers238 - British Prime Ministers
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Appealing set of ink and felt tip signatures of six British prime ministers on an off-white 8.25 x 11.5 cardstock sheet. Signers include: Alec Douglas
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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British Prime Ministers239 - British Prime Ministers
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Attractive FDC, 7.5 x 4.5, with a cachet honoring Queen Elizabeth II's opening of Canada's 23rd Parliament in October 1957, signed in black ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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William Jennings Bryan240 - William Jennings Bryan
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Signed book: A Tale of Two Conventions. First edition. New York and London: Funk and Wagnalls, 1912. Hardcover, 5 x 7.5, 307 pages. Boldly signed and
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Chiang Kai-shek241 - Chiang Kai-shek
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Matte-finish 3.75 x 5.75 head-and-shoulders photo of Chiang Kai-shek, signed in bold ink in Chinese. Reverse bears a Wu Chung Yee credit stamp. In fin
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Chiang Kai-shek242 - Chiang Kai-shek
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Crisp black ink signature in Chinese on an off-white 3.75 x 6.5 sheet with raised lettering reading, "The President of the Republic of China,&q...
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Madame Chiang Kai-shek243 - Madame Chiang Kai-shek
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Matte-finish 5 x 7 full-length photo of Madame Chiang, signed in the lower border in fountain pen, "Mayling Soong Chiang." In very good co...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Walter P. Chrysler244 - Walter P. Chrysler
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Automotive mogul (1875–1940) who founded the Chrysler Corporation. TLS signed “Dad,” one page, 8 x 10, personal letterhead, May 18, 1925. Letter to hi
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Cassius Marcellus Clay245 - Cassius Marcellus Clay
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Prominent abolitionist leader (1810–1903) known as the 'Lion of Whitehall.' An ardent supporter of Lincoln, he served as American Minister t...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Henry Clay246 - Henry Clay
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ALS signed “H. Clay,” one page, 8 x 9.75, February 7, 1836. Letter to Elijah Haywood in Zanesville, Ohio. In part: "I am obliged by your letter...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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William F. ‘Buffalo Bill’ Cody247 - William F. ‘Buffalo Bill’ Cody
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Appealing hand-addressed stationery envelope for Buffalo Bill's Wild West and Congress of Rough Riders, 6.5 x 3.5, addressed in Cody's hand ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Dalai Lama248 - Dalai Lama
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Highly displayable color glossy 8 x 10.5 front-facing photo of the Dalai Lama against a sky blue backdrop, signed in Tibetan in black felt tip. In fin
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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John DeLorean249 - John DeLorean
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John Z. DeLorean Corporation business check, 8.25 x 3, filled out in type and signed by DeLorean, "John Z. DeLorean," payable to Malcolm R...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Charles H. Dow250 - Charles H. Dow
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American journalist (1851–1902) who co-founded Dow Jones & Company, created the Wall Street Journal, and conceived the influential Dow Jones Ind...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Roy DeMeo251 - Roy DeMeo
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Personal check, 6 x 2.75, filled out in another hand and signed by DeMeo, payable to Fredericks of Hollywood for $69.75, May 11, 1978. Encapsulated in
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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