RR Auction: Fine Autographs and Artifacts Featuring The Founding Fathers

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Beginning with a selection of fantastic early American history—the Founding Fathers and Revolutionary War—RR Auction’s July Fine Autograph and Artifact sale boasts over 1,000 lots. Top items include a 1776 autograph letter by General George Washington, a document from rare Declaration signer George Taylor, a book from the personal library of Thomas Jefferson, and a manuscript by John Jay, tracking claims by New York’s Loyalists. An additional special highlight of the auction is an exceedingly rare autograph letter by Protestant Reformer Martin Luther, dated 1543. Other lots of significance are letters by Albert Einstein, Martin Luther King, Jr., Horatio Nelson, Lord Byron, and Barack Obama. 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 July 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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Stephen King661 - Stephen King
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Official Rawlings Major League (Selig) baseball signed on the sweet spot in blue ballpoint by King. In fine condition.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Jack London662 - Jack London
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Bank check, 6.5 x 2.75, filled out and signed by London, payable to Hawaiian Electric Co. for $3.30, February 5, 1916. Encapsulated in a plastic PSA/D
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Edwin Markham663 - Edwin Markham
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Collection of 11 items signed by the esteemed American poet, including: a set of four ALSs, three signed “Edwin Markham” and one signed with his initi
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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James A. Michener664 - James A. Michener
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Signed book: Poland. Limited first edition, numbered 424/500. NY: Random House, 1983. Hardcover with slipcase, 6.5 x 9.75, 556 pages. Signed on the co
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Walker Percy665 - Walker Percy
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Two signed books: a first edition, first printing of Lancelot, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 1977, hardcover with dust jacket, signed and
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Robert M. Pirsig666 - Robert M. Pirsig
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Unsigned first edition book: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. First edition, first printing. NY: William Morrow & Company, 1974. Hardc...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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J. K. Rowling667 - J. K. Rowling
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Signed book: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. First softcover edition. London: Bloomsbury, 2001. Softcover, 5 x 7.75, 223 pages. Nicely...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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George Bernard Shaw668 - George Bernard Shaw
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ALS signed “G. B. S.,” one page on the reverse of a handsome 3.25 x 5.25 postcard photo of himself, no date. Letter to Mrs. E. L. Edwards, in full: ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Wallace Stegner669 - Wallace Stegner
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Signed book: The Big Rock Candy Mountain. First edition. NY: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1943. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6 x 8.5, 515 pages. Signed and
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Tristan Tzara670 - Tristan Tzara
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Romanian and French avant-garde poet, essayist and performance artist (1896–1963). ALS in French, one page, 5.75 x 8.25, May 27, 1947. Letter to an un
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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James Welch671 - James Welch
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Signed book: Riding the Earthboy 40. First edition, first printing. New York and Cleveland: The World Publishing Company, 1971. Hardcover with dust ja
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Owen Wister672 - Owen Wister
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American writer (1860–1938) best known for his Western novel The Virginian. Three items: a pair of TLSs, both one page, 8.25 x 11, 328 Chestnut Street
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Tom Wolfe673 - Tom Wolfe
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Three items signed by Wolfe, including two books and a letter: a first edition, first printing of The Bonfire of the Vanities, hardcover with dust jac
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Anton Bruckner675 - Anton Bruckner
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Important Austrian composer (1824–1896) whose symphonies are considered emblematic of the final stage of Austro-German Romanticism. Rare ALS in German
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Estimates : 7,000.00 - 9,000.00
 
 
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Classical Musicians676 - Classical Musicians
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Desirable leather-bound Gem Edition of Handel's Messiah, published by S. Bagster & Sons in 1899, 3.75 x 5, 181 pages, signed on the opening ...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Claude Debussy677 - Claude Debussy
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Important French composer (1862–1918) whose colorful, evocative works, particularly those for keyboard and for orchestra, exemplified the 'impre...
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Estimates : 15,000.00 - 20,000.00
 
 
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Antonin Dvorak678 - Antonin Dvorak
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Esteemed Czech composer (1841–1904) of orchestral and chamber music, best known for his Symphony No. 9, 'From the New World.' Rare oversized...
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Estimates : 8,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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Edward Elgar679 - Edward Elgar
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Boldly penned AMQS on an off-white 7.25 x 4 album page, signed in fountain pen, "Edward Elgar, June 5, 1915," who adds two bars of music f...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Edward Elgar680 - Edward Elgar
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Vintage hardcover book containing a "Programme & General Arrangements of the Norfolk and Norwich Twenty-Eighth Triennial Musical Festival i...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Edward Elgar681 - Edward Elgar
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Leading English composer (1857–1934) and a significant figure among late Romantic European musicians. ALS, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 6.25 x
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Edward Elgar682 - Edward Elgar
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Leather-bound autograph book, 7.5 x 5.75, containing the names of "Subscribers to the Testimonial to Edgar F. Day Esq.," presented in Guil...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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William S. Gilbert683 - William S. Gilbert
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British dramatist and lyricist (1836–1911) best known for his 14 comic operas written in collaboration with composer Arthur Sullivan. ALS signed “W. S
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Ruggero Leoncavallo684 - Ruggero Leoncavallo
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Handsome 4.25 x 6.75 cabinet portrait of the great opera composer in near profile, boldly signed in ink, "R. Leoncavallo." In fine conditi...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Jules Massenet685 - Jules Massenet
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AMQS on an off-white 4.5 x 7 sheet, signed at the conclusion by Massenet, and dated March 22, 1907. Massenet pens four bars of music and lyrics from h
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Giacomo Puccini686 - Giacomo Puccini
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AMQS on an off-white 4.25 x 7 sheet, signed below in ink, "Giacomo Puccini, Contigliano, 16.8.901." Puccini pens two bars from his iconic ...
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Erik Satie687 - Erik Satie
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ALS in French, one page, 4.25 x 6.75, June 26, 1919. Letter to his friend, the poet Rene Chalupt, in part (translated): "Tomorrow, Friday, I wi...
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Estimates : 6,000.00 - 8,000.00
 
 
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Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy688 - Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
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Prodigiously gifted German Romantic composer (1809–1847) whose musical output represents virtually every form and genre of the era. Rare partly-printe
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Igor Stravinsky689 - Igor Stravinsky
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ALS in German, signed "I. Stravinsky," one page, 8.25 x 5.25, January 3, 1938. Untranslated letter to actress Dagmar Godowsky thanking her...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Igor Stravinsky690 - Igor Stravinsky
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Vintage glossy 5 x 6.75 photo of the legendary Russian composer-pianist in his study, boldly signed in the lower border in fountain pen, "I. St...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky691 - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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Extraordinary AMQS on an off-white 7 x 4.5 sheet, prominently signed below in ink, "P. Tschaikowsky, Dresde, le 18 Fevrier 89." Tchaikovsk...
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Estimates : 20,000.00 - 25,000.00
 
 
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Charles Mingus692 - Charles Mingus
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Uncommon glossy 8 x 10 photo of Mingus playing his bass, signed vertically in purple felt tip. In fine condition, with a few light creases to the left
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Patsy Cline693 - Patsy Cline
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Vintage glossy 8 x 10 Rush Studio portrait of Cline in a dark dress with a polka-dot collar, signed and inscribed in fountain pen to her cousin Earl A
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Estimates : 15,000.00 - 20,000.00
 
 
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Patsy Cline694 - Patsy Cline
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ALS signed “Pat & all,” three pages, 6 x 9, August 30, 1962. Letter to her friend Marie Flynt, in full [grammar and spelling retained]: “Thought...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Beatles695 - Beatles
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Vintage glossy 3.5 x 5.5 Star Pics publicity deckle-edge photo of the Beatles wearing matching suits and posing with their instruments, signed on the
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Estimates : 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
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Beatles: John Lennon696 - Beatles: John Lennon
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Vintage ballpoint signature, "To Denn, love, John Lennon, 77," who adds a wonderful small self-portrait sketch on an off-white 6 x 4 sheet...
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Beatles: John Lennon697 - Beatles: John Lennon
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Vintage 3.5 x 4.5 paperstock photo removed from a 1963 UK Beatles concert program, depicting John Lennon seated in a chair with his legs crossed, sign
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Beatles: Paul McCartney698 - Beatles: Paul McCartney
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Vintage circa 1967 program for a performance of Robert Nesbitt’s ‘Wild West End’ at London’s Talk of the Town Theatre and Restaurant, 28 pages, 9 x 11
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Beatles: Paul McCartney699 - Beatles: Paul McCartney
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Signed book: Blackbird Singing. Limited first American edition, numbered 192/250. NY: W. W. Norton and Company, 2001. Clothbound hardcover with slipca
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Beatles: Paul McCartney700 - Beatles: Paul McCartney
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Circa 1963 newspaper photo of Paul McCartney seated and wearing a handsome suit, 4.75 x 5, signed in blue ballpoint. In fine condition. Consignor note
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Eric Clapton701 - Eric Clapton
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DS, ten pages, 8.25 x 11.75, January 24, 1975. Contract of employment between the Robert Stigwood Organization Limited and Eric Patrick Clapton, in wh
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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The Eagles702 - The Eagles
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Black-bodied Fender Squier Bullet Stratocaster electric guitar with a sunburst finish, signed on the pearloid pickguard in black felt tip by Don Henle
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Grateful Dead703 - Grateful Dead
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Wonderful color t-shirt artwork pelon showing a frog perched on a skull with several red roses against a rippling sun background, with large red-and-b
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Grateful Dead704 - Grateful Dead
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Fantastic glossy 7.75 x 9.75 G. D. Productions publicity photo of the Grateful Dead circa 1986, signed in various colored felt tip by Jerry Garcia, Mi
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Grateful Dead705 - Grateful Dead
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In the Dark album signed on the inner gatefold in black ballpoint by Billy Kreutzman, in green ink by Mickey Hart, and in black felt tip by Jerry Garc
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Grateful Dead706 - Grateful Dead
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Signed book: Grateful Dead Comix. Limited first edition, numbered 114/500. NY: Hyperion/Kitchen Sink Press, 1992. Hardcover with slipcase, 9 x 11.5, 1
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Buddy Holly707 - Buddy Holly
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Original unsigned hardcover 1954 Westerner yearbook from Buddy Holly’s junior year at Lubbock High School in Lubbock, Texas, 8.25 x 10.75, 324 pages.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers708 - Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers
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Vintage glossy 8 x 10.25 Gee Records publicity photo of Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers by James J. Kriegsmann of New York, signed and inscribed on th
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Rolling Stones709 - Rolling Stones
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Vintage ballpoint signatures of the Rolling Stones on a pair of 4.5 x 3 album pages, with a pink album page signed “Love, Keith Richard, xxxx” and “Mi
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Rolling Stones: Mick Jagger710 - Rolling Stones: Mick Jagger
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Red-bodied Barcelona acoustic guitar with stickers of Mick Jagger singing and gold letters spelling out, "I Can't Get No Satisfaction,"...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Rolling Stones711 - Rolling Stones
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Program for “The Sensational Rolling Stones” presented by Robert Stigwood Associates in 1964, ten pages, 8.75 x 11, signed inside in blue ballpoint by
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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