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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William A. Bartlett: Gettysburg352 - William A. Bartlett: Gettysburg
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Shoemaker from Lynn, Massachusetts who enlisted as a private on August, 8, 1862, and was mustered into Co. H of the Massachusetts 19th Infantry Regime
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P. G. T. Beauregard353 - P. G. T. Beauregard
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Ink signature, "G. T. Beauregard, 1889,” on an off-white 3.5 x 2 card. Double-matted and framed with an image of the Confederate general to an ...
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Henry W. Benham354 - Henry W. Benham
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Union general (1813-1884) who led the engineer brigade at the Army of the Potomac. Civil War-dated ALS signed “H. W. Benham,” four pages on two adjoin
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Montgomery Blair355 - Montgomery Blair
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Politician and lawyer from Maryland (1813–1883) who served in Lincoln's cabinet as postmaster general during the Civil War. Scarce 2.25 x 3.5 ca...
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Franklin Buchanan356 - Franklin Buchanan
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Confederate admiral (1800-1874) who captained the ironclad CSS Virginia during the Civil War. ALS signed “Frank'n Buchanan,” one page, 8 x 10, O...
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Civil War357 - Civil War
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Civil War-dated ALS from Union soldier John W. Free of the 31st Ohio Regiment, signed “J. W. Free,” four pages on two adjoining sheets, 7.75 x 9.75, M
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Civil War358 - Civil War
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ALS signed “Henry,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 7.75 x 9.75, October 27, 1861. Written from Virginia's Camp Howard, a letter from a Uni...
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Schuyler Colfax359 - Schuyler Colfax
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Congressman, speaker of the House, and vice president under U. S. Grant (1823–1885). Superb 2.5 x 4 photo of Colfax in a suit and bow tie, signed in i
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George Crook360 - George Crook
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Career US Army officer (1830–1890) once considered the nation's greatest 'Indian fighter' after successes against the Apache; Crook part...
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Alfred N. Duffie361 - Alfred N. Duffie
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French-American soldier (1833-1880) and diplomat who served in the Crimean War and the American Civil War; he was captured by John S. Mosby's gu...
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Enola Gay: Tibbets and Sweeney362 - Enola Gay: Tibbets and Sweeney
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Glossy 8 x 10 photo of Enola Gay pilot Paul Tibbets and Bockscar pilot Charles Sweeney shaking hands just before Sweeney's flight to Nagasaki, s...
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Enola Gay: Paul Tibbets363 - Enola Gay: Paul Tibbets
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TQS signed "Paul W. Tibbets" on a yellow 8 x 10 sheet headed "General Paul Tibbets Reflections on Hiroshima," which reads, in fu...
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David G. Farragut364 - David G. Farragut
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American admiral (1801–1870) who was a flag officer of the Navy during the Civil War. Desirable twice-signed 2.25 x 3.75 carte-de-visite photo of Farr
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John B. Floyd365 - John B. Floyd
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Confederate general and politician (1806-1863) who served as secretary of war under President Buchanan, the 31st governor of Virginia, and lost the cr
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William B. Franklin366 - William B. Franklin
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United States Army officer (1823–1903) and a Union Army general in the American Civil War who was blamed for the debacle at Fredericksburg. ALS signed
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Gettysburg367 - Gettysburg
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Civil War-related manuscript DS, signed “Corp'l Geo. C. Carson,” one page, 8 x 12.5, no date. A statement of gallantry for Major General Samuel ...
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William Babcock Hazen368 - William Babcock Hazen
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Career United States Army officer (1830–1887) who served in the Indian Wars, as a Union general in the American Civil War, and as Chief Signal Officer
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Iwo Jima: Lindberg and Lowery369 - Iwo Jima: Lindberg and Lowery
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Two photos: a semi-glossy 8 x 10 photo of Corp. Charles Lindberg tying the US flag to a piece of water pipe on top of Mount Suribachi, with Lt. Harold
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Benjamin Franklin Kelley370 - Benjamin Franklin Kelley
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American soldier (1807–1891)who served as a brigadier general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He played a prominent role in several m
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John A. Logan371 - John A. Logan
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American military officer and statesman (1826–1886) who fought in the Mexican-American War and the Civil War. An activist on behalf of veterans'...
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William Wing Loring372 - William Wing Loring
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Rare Civil War-dated Confederate broadside entitled "To the People of Western Virginia," one page, 6.5 x 13, issued by Major General Willi...
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Douglas MacArthur373 - Douglas MacArthur
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Vintage colorized matte-finish 7.5 x 9.75 photo of General MacArthur posing with his wife, Jean Faircloth, and three other US military officials durin
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August von Mackensen374 - August von Mackensen
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German field marshal (1849–1945) who became one of the German Empire's most prominent military commanders during World War I. Matte-finish 4.25 ...
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George C. Marshall375 - George C. Marshall
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Appealing TQS signed "G. C. Marshall" on an off-white 5 x 3 card, which features his statement made in the wake of Pearl Harbor, delivered...
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Anthony McAuliffe376 - Anthony McAuliffe
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Matte-finish 8 x 10 portrait of the four-star US Army general, signed in blue ballpoint, "A. C. McAuliffe." Reverse bears faded Army credi...
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Anson G. McCook377 - Anson G. McCook
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Union General (1835-1917) and member of the illustrious 'Fighting McCooks' family, who participated at Perryville, Stones River, Lookout Mou...
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Nelson A. Miles378 - Nelson A. Miles
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ALS, two pages, 6 x 9.5, Hotel Somerset letterhead, May 29, 1911. Letter to his nephew, in part: "You must have had a very hard time during the...
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John T. Morgan379 - John T. Morgan
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Senator from Alabama and Confederate General (1824-1907) in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. ALS signed “Jno. T. Morgan,” one page, 5 x 6.75
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Green Berry Raum380 - Green Berry Raum
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Brigadier general (1829–1909) in the Union Army during the American Civil War, who later served as the US Commissioner of Internal Revenue, as a US Re
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John H. Reagan381 - John H. Reagan
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Texas politician (1818-1905) who served as Postmaster General of the Confederacy. TLS, two pages, 8 x 11, Railroad Commission of Texas letterhead, Jan
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Matthew B. Ridgway382 - Matthew B. Ridgway
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Matte-finish 8 x 10 photo of the revered four-star general of the second world war, signed in fountain pen, "M. B. Ridgway." Reverse bears...
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Christopher Raymond Perry Rodgers383 - Christopher Raymond Perry Rodgers
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Officer in the United States Navy (1819–1892) who served in the Mexican–American War, the Civil War, as Superintendent of the Naval Academy, President
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John M. Schofield385 - John M. Schofield
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Union general (1831–1906) who served as army commander in Sherman's Atlanta campaign, and who later became general-in-chief of the army. Uncommo...
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Daniel E. Sickles386 - Daniel E. Sickles
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ALS signed “D. Sickles,” four pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 7, no date. Letter to Ella Steele Brooks about her uncle, Frederick Steele. In part
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Daniel E. Sickles387 - Daniel E. Sickles
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Controversial American politician and military officer (1819–1914) who lost his leg in a famous incident at the Battle of Gettysburg. Uncommon 2.25 x
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Charles F. Smith388 - Charles F. Smith
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Career United States Army officer (1807-1862) who served in the Mexican–American War and as a Union General in the American Civil War; during the latt
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Moxley Sorrel389 - Moxley Sorrel
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Staff officer and brigadier general (1838–1901) in the Provisional Army of the Confederate States. Manuscript DS, signed “G. M. Sorrel,” one page, 7 x
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Moxley Sorrel390 - Moxley Sorrel
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Staff officer and brigadier general (1838–1901) in the Provisional Army of the Confederate States. Civil War-dated ALS signed “G. M. Sorrel,” one page
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Carl Spaatz391 - Carl Spaatz
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Air Force general (1891-1974) who commanded American bombing forces in Europe and the Pacific during World War II. Glossy 8 x 10 portrait of four-star
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Edwin M. Stanton392 - Edwin M. Stanton
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American politician (1814–1869) who served as secretary of war in the cabinets of Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson. Civil War–dated ALS, two pages o
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Louis-Gabriel Suchet393 - Louis-Gabriel Suchet
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Marshal of France (1770–1826) considered to be one of Napoleon Bonaparte's most brilliant generals. Untranslated manuscript DS in French, signed...
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William B. Taliaferro394 - William B. Taliaferro
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United States Army officer (1822–1898), lawyer, legislator, and Confederate general in the American Civil War. ALS signed “Wm. B. Taliaferro,” three p
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Gouverneur K. Warren395 - Gouverneur K. Warren
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American military officer (1830-1882) who, despite earning the sobriquet 'Hero of Little Round Top' for his actions at Gettysburg, was humil...
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Whitneyville Armory396 - Whitneyville Armory
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ALS signed “E. Whitney,” one page, 7.75 x 9.75, Office of Whitneyville Armory letterhead, May 23, 1863. Letter to D. C. Sage of Middletown, in full:...
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Henry A. Wise397 - Henry A. Wise
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American statesman and diplomat (1806-1876) who served as a brigadier general in the Confederate army, where he fought beside Lee at Appomattox Court
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Marcus J. Wright398 - Marcus J. Wright
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Confederate general (1831-1922) wounded at Shiloh and fought at Chickamauga and Missionary Ridge. ALS, one page, 8 x 10.75, War Department, War Record
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Amelia Earhart399 - Amelia Earhart
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Desirable fountain pen signature, "Amelia Earhart,” on an off-white 4.25 x 2.5 slip. In fine condition.
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Anne Morrow Lindbergh400 - Anne Morrow Lindbergh
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ALS signed “Annie,” two pages, 5.5 x 8.5, Tellina letterhead, November 14, 1975. Letter to journalist Alden Whitman of the New York Times, in part: ...
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Anne Morrow Lindbergh401 - Anne Morrow Lindbergh
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TLS signed “Anne M. Lindbergh,” two pages, 8.5 x 11, April 18, 1973. Letter to Sister Mary Faith Schuster at Mount St. Scholastica, in part: "I...
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Charles Lindbergh402 - Charles Lindbergh
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TLS signed “Charles,” one page, 8.5 x 11, July 24, 1952. Letter to his "Aunt June," concerning financial and family matters, in part: &quo...
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