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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Beastie Boys712 - Beastie Boys
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Fantastic set of three colorful caricature sketches of the Beastie Boys by artist Todd Tuttle, each accomplished in graphite, colored pencil, and felt
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Michael Jackson713 - Michael Jackson
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Color glossy 14 x 11 photo of Jackson as he appears on the inner gatefold of his classic 1982 album Thriller, signed in black felt tip. In fine condit
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Michael Jackson714 - Michael Jackson
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Thriller album signed on the front cover in blue ballpoint during the period of the album's release, "Michael Jackson," and signed aga...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Tupac Shakur715 - Tupac Shakur
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ALS signed “Tupac A. Shakur,” one page, 6 x 9, July 30, 1995. Letter "To Whom it may Concern," in full: "I, Tupac Shakur give David K...
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Leonard Bernstein716 - Leonard Bernstein
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Glossy 8 x 9.75 full-length photo of Bernstein during a performance, signed and inscribed in the lower border in black felt tip, "For Flemming ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Aaron Copland717 - Aaron Copland
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Glossy 10 x 8 half-length photo of Copland with his baton during a rehearsal, signed in the lower border in black felt tip, "Aaron Copland, 198...
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Francois Coppee718 - Francois Coppee
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French poet and novelist (1842–1908) who was known as 'the poet of the humble.' Superb 2.5 x 4 carte-de-visite portrait of Coppee by Etienne...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Leo Delibes719 - Leo Delibes
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Notable French composer of ballets and operas (1836–1891). ALS in French, signed “L. D.,” two pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.25 x 8.25, no date. Let
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Jacqueline du Pre720 - Jacqueline du Pre
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Immensely gifted British cellist (1945–1987) whose brilliant career came to an end when she was stricken with multiple sclerosis at the height of her
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Todd Duncan721 - Todd Duncan
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American baritone opera singer and actor (1903–1998) who was the first performer of Porgy in George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, appearing in the ...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Percy Grainger722 - Percy Grainger
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Well-regarded Australian-born pianist, conductor, and composer (1882–1961) best known for his folk settings and colorful experimental works. Vintage p
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Roy Harris723 - Roy Harris
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American composer (1898–1979) who wrote copiously on American subject and lore; his Symphony No. 3 joined the American repertoire during the same era
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Victor Herbert724 - Victor Herbert
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AMQS on an off-white 5.5 x 3.5 card, signed below in fountain pen, "Sincerely yours, Victor Herbert, Dec. 1912." Herbert pens three bars o...
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Josef Hofmann725 - Josef Hofmann
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Child prodigy (1876–1957) who later became one of the world's famous pianists and pedagogues. AMQS on a light green 5.5 x 3.5 album page, signed...
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Engelbert Humperdinck726 - Engelbert Humperdinck
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German Romantic composer (1854–1921) best known for the opera Hansel und Gretel. AQS on an off-white 4.5 x 5.25 album page, signed and inscribed in Ge
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Jan Kubelik727 - Jan Kubelik
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Enormously popular Czech-born violin virtuoso (1880–1940). Scarce 4.5 x 6.75 cabinet portrait of the young violinist seated in an elaborately engraved
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Franz Lehar728 - Franz Lehar
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AMQS on an off-white 6 x 4 sheet, signed below in fountain pen, "Lehar, Wien, 14/10, 926," who pens three bars of music from his operetta ...
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John McCormack729 - John McCormack
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World-famous Irish tenor and recording artist (1884–1945) celebrated for his performances of the operatic and popular song repertoires. ALS, one page
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Yehudi Menuhin730 - Yehudi Menuhin
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Vintage glossy 3.25 x 5.25 photo of Menuhin in a bust-length pose, signed and inscribed in the lower border in blue fountain pen, “To Mr. Bernard Bake
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Carl Orff731 - Carl Orff
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German composer (1895–1982) best known for his oratorio 'Carmina Burana.' Vintage matte-finish 3.5 x 5.5 postcard photo of Orff by Fayer &am...
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Opera732 - Opera
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Assemblage of 24 items signed by a legendary opera singer, consisting primarily of signed photos unless otherwise noted, including (several inscribed)
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Luciano Pavarotti733 - Luciano Pavarotti
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Color 8 x 10 cardstock publicity photo of the smiling tenor, prominently signed across the lower border in black felt tip. In fine condition.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Three Tenors734 - Three Tenors
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Glossy 8 x 10 full-length photo of the Three Tenors posing around Indian conductor Zubin Mehta, signed in black felt tip by Plácido Domingo, Jo...
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Count Basie735 - Count Basie
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Glossy 5 x 7 head-and-shoulders photo of the bandleader, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, "To Michael, from Count Basie.” In fine condit...
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Duke Ellington736 - Duke Ellington
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Partly-printed DS, four pages on two adjoining sheets, 7.75 x 11, May 17, 1949. Standard Uniform Popular Songwriters contract between Tempo Music and
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Marvin Hamlisch737 - Marvin Hamlisch
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Group of three AMQSs on individual white 5 x 3 cards, each signed at the bottom by Hamlisch. The composer pens lines from "The Sting," &qu...
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Oscar Hammerstein738 - Oscar Hammerstein
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Signed book: Lyrics. First edition, first printing. NY: Simon and Schuster, 1949. Hardcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 215 pages. Signed on the first free end page i
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Oscar Hammerstein739 - Oscar Hammerstein
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ALS, two pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.5 x 7, The Hotel Chase in St. Louis, Missouri letterhead, June 9, 1938. Letter to Mrs. Nathan, in full: &q...
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Jay Livingston740 - Jay Livingston
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Wonderfully appealing set of eight brief AMQSs on an off-white 9 x 3.5 sheet, signed and inscribed below in black felt tip, "All the best to Mi...
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Modern Jazz741 - Modern Jazz
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Two items: a color program for the Dave Brubeck Quartet, 8.75 x 11.75, signed inside in blue ballpoint by Paul Desmond, Gene Wright, and Joe Morello,
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Stephen Schwartz742 - Stephen Schwartz
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Group of AMQSs on individual white 8 x 5 sheets, each signed below in black ink by Schwartz, who inscribes three to "Faith." The four shee...
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Noble Sissle743 - Noble Sissle
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Jazz composer, bandleader, and playwright (1889-1975) best remembered for the Broadway musical Shuffle Along, and its hit song 'I'm Just Wil...
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John Williams744 - John Williams
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AMQS on a white 5 x 3 card, prominently signed across the top, "John Williams." Williams pens two closing bars from one of his classic wor...
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Meredith Willson745 - Meredith Willson
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ANS, one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, January 9, 1949. Brief note to Mr. Fischbach, in full: "I write both word and music—my favorit...
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Johnny Cash746 - Johnny Cash
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Vintage glossy 7.75 x 9.25 publicity photo of Cash holding his guitar, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint, "To Evelyn, My best to you, John...
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Charlie Daniels747 - Charlie Daniels
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Bright blue fiddle with a pair of Charlie Daniels stickers affixed to body, signed in black felt tip by Charlie Daniels. Includes a bow, a carrying ca
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Aerosmith748 - Aerosmith
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Signed book: Walk This Way. First edition, first printing. NY: Avon Books, 1997. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.5 x 9.5, 513 pages. Signed on a free en
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Allman Brothers749 - Allman Brothers
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Black-bodied Stratocaster-style electric guitar with various stickers honoring the Allman Brothers Band, signed on the white pickguard in blue felt ti
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Beatles: Sid Bernstein750 - Beatles: Sid Bernstein
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Music producer and promoter (1918–2013) who brought the Beatles to Shea Stadium. Later printing of a 6.25 x 8.5 handbill for the Beatles at Shea Stadi
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James Brown751 - James Brown
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Glossy 8 x 10.5 three-quarter-length photo of Brown doing boxing exercises in a hotel room, signed in blue felt tip, "All my best, James Brown....
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Glen Campbell752 - Glen Campbell
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That Christmas Feeling album signed on the front cover in blue felt tip by Campbell. In fine condition. The record is included. Consignor notes that t
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Deep Purple753 - Deep Purple
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Ballpoint signatures of Roger Glover, Jon Lord, Ian Gillan, Ian Paice, and Ritchie Blackmore on an unused turquoise 3 x 5 backstage pass for a Deep Pu
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Bo Diddley754 - Bo Diddley
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Vintage 8 x 10.5 paperstock photo removed from a 1963 UK concert program, showing Bo Diddley posing with the Duchess and Jerome, signed by all three i
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The Eagles: Don Henley755 - The Eagles: Don Henley
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The End of the Innocence album signed on the front cover in silver ink by Henley. In fine to very fine condition. The record is included. Consignor no
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Everly Brothers756 - Everly Brothers
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The Everly Brothers album sleeve from a Reader's Digest record compilation, signed in black felt tip by Don Everly and in blue felt tip by Phil ...
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Foreigner757 - Foreigner
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Double Vision album signed on the front cover in blue felt tip by Lou Gramm, Mick Jones, Dennis Elliott, Al Greenwood, and Ian McDonald. In fine condi
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Aretha Franklin758 - Aretha Franklin
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Young, Gifted and Black album signed on the front cover in blue felt tip, "Best, Aretha, 2017." In very good to fine condition, with light...
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Heart759 - Heart
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Little Queen album signed on the front cover in black felt tip by Nancy and Ann Wilson, the former adding a heart with wings. In fine to very fine con
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Bruce Hornsby and the Range760 - Bruce Hornsby and the Range
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Scenes from the Southside album signed and inscribed on the front cover in gold ink, "To Joe, You're the baddest, Bruce R. Hornsby," &...
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Humble Pie761 - Humble Pie
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Vintage ballpoint signatures of Steve Marriott, Clem Slempson, Greg Ridley, and Jerry Shirley on the reverse of a 2.75 x 5 ticket stub for Humble Pi...
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