Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Sports

The 30 Minute Rule begins August 11 7:00 PM EDT (Auction Details)
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- Hall of Famers, famous painters, and the country''s framers all feature prominently in RR Auction''s August Fine Autographs and Artifacts sale. The sports section is especially strong, with a gargantuan signed photo of Babe Ruth, incredibly rare handwritten letters by Christy Mathewson and Honus Wagner, and exquisite Lou Gehrig and Ty Cobb autographs playing the starring roles. Among the other top lots are a letter by Paul Gauguin with superior artistic content, Jackie Kennedy''s elegant black wool coat, exceptional Beatles autographs, and a slew of outstanding Walt Disneys. 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 August 2021.

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TLS, one page, 7.25 x 9.5, Supreme Court of the United States letterhead, August 26, 1986. Letter to Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, in part: "But for a meeting of the Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution in Annapolis on September 12th, I surely would be present at the dinner in your honor on that day. We deliberately set the meeting to take note of the great Annapoli…

Sold For: $168 (w/BP) Auction #614 - August 11, 2021 View Details

ALS signed “Benjamin N. Cardozo,” two pages, 8 x 10.5, State of New York Court of Appeals letterhead, November 28, 1919. Early letter offering a fine comment on the legal profession, to "Surrogate Fowler" (Robert Ludlow Fowler), replying to a letter containing "a copy of the correspondence on the subject of your portrait." In part: "Lawyers for many years to come will consult the scho…

Sold For: $405 (w/BP) Auction #614 - August 11, 2021 View Details

Vintage matte-finish 9 x 12.25 seated portrait of Justice Cardozo by Harris & Ewing, signed and inscribed in the lower border in fountain pen, "Faithfully yours, Benjamin Cardozo, Abraham S. Robinson, Esq., May, 1932." Cloth-matted and framed to an overall size of 15.75 x 19.75. In fine condition, with light rippling. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA.

Sold For: $334 (w/BP) Auction #614 - August 11, 2021 View Details

Third chief justice of the United States (1745-1807) and delegate to the Constitutional Congress who later submitted the amendments which became the Bill of Rights. Manuscript DS, signed “O. Ellsworth,” one page, 8.25 x 6.25, October 24, 1777. A pay order to Treasurer John Lawrence, in part: "Pay Doct. Joshua Elderkin Two Hundred & fifty pounds to improve as purchasing commissary o…

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Jurist (1732-1819) who served as the first governor of Maryland and was later appointed to the Supreme Court by George Washington, serving from 1792 to 1793. Manuscript DS, signed "T. Johnson," one page, 8 x 3.5, September 24, 1784. Financial document regarding a bond of £741.2.8, approved at the conclusion by Johnson. In very good to fine, with light soiling and a small chip to the top edge…

Sold For: $2,069 (w/BP) Auction #614 - August 11, 2021 View Details