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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Marlon Brando812 - Marlon Brando
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DS, signed “Marlon Brando, Jr.,” one page, 8 x 11, June 1, 1971. Consent form from the directors of Colony Productions agreeing to the holding of a re
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Federico Fellini813 - Federico Fellini
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TLS in French, signed “Yours, Federico,” one page, 7.75 x 11, personal letterhead, November 10, 1988. Letter to French art historian Jean Leymarie, in
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Gary Cooper814 - Gary Cooper
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Gorgeous vintage sepia matte-finish 13.25 x 10.25 photo of a romantic scene from a Gary Cooper film, showing the leading man embracing his costar agai
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Errol Flynn815 - Errol Flynn
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Vintage glossy 8 x 10 studio portrait of Flynn wearing a suit jacket and turtleneck, signed and inscribed in blue fountain pen, "Hello Audrey! ...
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Estimates : 4,200.00 - 6,400.00
 
 
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Clark Gable816 - Clark Gable
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Vintage matte-finish 7.75 x 9.5 studio portrait of Gable in an exceptional half-length pose, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint, "To Ray, f...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Clark Gable817 - Clark Gable
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DS, one page, 8.5 x 11, July 16, 1937. Document related to Gable's contract with MGM, in part: "This will confirm our agreement that the si...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Greta Garbo818 - Greta Garbo
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Bank check, 6.25 x 2.75, filled out in type and signed in green ink by Garbo, payable to New York Telephone Company for $34.69, June 1, 1968. In fine
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Rita Hayworth819 - Rita Hayworth
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Beautiful vintage glossy 8 x 10 Columbia Pictures publicity photo of Hayworth in a billowy sheer gown, boldly signed and inscribed in fountain pen, ...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Audrey Hepburn820 - Audrey Hepburn
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Beautiful vintage 3.5 x 5.5 postcard photo of Hepburn as Natasha Rostova in the 1956 film War and Peace, nicely signed in fountain pen. In fine condit
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Audrey Hepburn821 - Audrey Hepburn
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ALS, two pages, 5.25 x 7, August 18, 1951. Letter to screenwriter William Templeton, in full: "Perhaps you are still in Paris but I shall try m...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Audrey Hepburn822 - Audrey Hepburn
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Desirable 5.25 x 4 Givenchy card, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "Pour Renee, Happy Christmas, Audrey Ferrer." In very fine conditi...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Alfred Hitchcock823 - Alfred Hitchcock
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Original artist's pencil self-portrait sketch of his immediately recognizable profile on a beige 8 x 11.75 cardstock sheet, signed below, "...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Grace Kelly824 - Grace Kelly
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Glossy 3.5 x 5.5 deckle-edge postcard photo of Kelly during her years as an MGM leading lady, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition.
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Grace Kelly825 - Grace Kelly
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Vintage glossy 4 x 5 photo of Kelly in an elegant close-up pose, signed in ink, "Sincerely, Grace Kelly." In very good to fine condition, ...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Laurel and Hardy826 - Laurel and Hardy
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DS, one page, 8.5 x 11, April 7, 1934. Official Hal Roach Studios document granting MGM permission to use dialogue from a Laurel and Hardy segment, in
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Laurel and Hardy827 - Laurel and Hardy
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Vintage pearl-finish 9.75 x 7.5 photo of the comedy duo side-by-side in their iconic bowler hats, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "Oliver...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Vivien Leigh828 - Vivien Leigh
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Vintage glossy 10 x 8 photo of Vivien Leigh conversing with Mary Lee Epling, the wife of Douglas Fairbanks, during an afternoon rehearsal for the &#...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Bela Lugosi829 - Bela Lugosi
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Vintage ink signature, "Good luck, Bela Lugosi,” on a yellow 3.75 x 2.5 sheet. Matted and framed with a photo of Lugosi as Count Dracula to an ...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Steve McQueen830 - Steve McQueen
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DS, signed “Steven T. McQueen,” two pages, 8.5 x 11, July 24, 1969. Document regarding "Minutes of Special Meeting of Board of Directors of Sol...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Steve McQueen831 - Steve McQueen
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Vintage ballpoint signature and inscription, "Donn—Good guns, Steve McQueen,” on the reverse of a light green 4.75 x 2.5 card for a German gun ...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Marilyn Monroe832 - Marilyn Monroe
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Vintage matte-finish 11 x 14 half-length portrait of Monroe taken in 1950 by Frank Powolny for the release of the film noir The Asphalt Jungle, signed
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Estimates : 20,000.00 - 25,000.00
 
 
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Marilyn Monroe833 - Marilyn Monroe
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Marilyn Monroe Productions check, 8.5 x 3, filled out in type and signed by Monroe, payable to Hedda Rosten for $65.85, March 4, 1960. In fine conditi
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Star Trek: Enterprise Screen-Used Concept Art834 - Star Trek: Enterprise Screen-Used Concept Art
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Screen-used original Star Trek: Enterprise concept artwork by designer and illustrator John Eaves, 15.75 x 10, which was hung in the 602 Club in the S
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Star Trek: Enterprise Screen-Used Print835 - Star Trek: Enterprise Screen-Used Print
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Screen-used print of Lily Sloan and Zefram Cochrane's diagram for the interior of the first warp-capable vessel, the Phoenix, 18.5 x 10.25, whic...
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Star Trek: Enterprise Screen-Used Opening Credits Artwork836 - Star Trek: Enterprise Screen-Used Opening Credits Artwork
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Screen-used original Star Trek: Enterprise ‘opening credits’ concept artwork by designer and illustrator John Eaves, 16.5 x 10.5, which was hung in th
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Star Trek: Enterprise Screen-Used Poster837 - Star Trek: Enterprise Screen-Used Poster
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Screen-used color NASA Foundations of Mission Operations poster, 10.5 x 13.5, which once hung in Johnson Space Center in Houston, and was then used in
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Star Trek: William Shatner838 - Star Trek: William Shatner
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Extremely desirable embroidered Starfleet insignia patch and pair of shoulder epaulettes, worn on screen by William Shatner in his role as James T. Ki
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,000.00
 
 
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John Wayne839 - John Wayne
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Matte-finish 8 x 10 close-up photo of the Western movie legend, signed in black felt tip, "Friend—Be happy, John Wayne, 1977." In fine con...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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John Wayne840 - John Wayne
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Vintage purple ink signature, "John Wayne,” on a light green 5.75 x 4.25 album page; also signed on the reverse by fellow Western star Barbara ...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Julie Andrews841 - Julie Andrews
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DS, three pages, 8.5 x 14, March 29, 1968. Document relating to an Agreement of Limited Partnership between B. J. Kellenberger as general partner, and
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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George Barris842 - George Barris
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Color glossy 20 x 16 photo of the 1966 Batmobile from the live-action television show, signed in blue felt tip by the vehicle's famed designer G...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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George Barris843 - George Barris
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Color glossy 20 x 16 photo of the Munsters driving around in their 18-foot long Munster Koach, signed in blue felt tip by the car's famed builde...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Richard Basehart844 - Richard Basehart
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Vintage glossy 8.25 x 10 United Artists publicity photo of Basehart as Major Harry Cargill for the 1957 film Time Limit, signed and inscribed in fount
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Batman: West and Gorshin845 - Batman: West and Gorshin
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Satin-finish 14 x 11 photo of Batman and the Riddler squaring off in the season three episode 'Ring Around the Riddler,' signed in blue felt...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Batman: West and Ward846 - Batman: West and Ward
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Color semi-glossy 14 x 11 full-length photo of Gotham's caped crusaders, signed in blue felt tip, "Adam West, Batman" and "Burt W...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Batman: West and Ward847 - Batman: West and Ward
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Color semi-glossy 14 x 11 photo of Batman speaking on the Batmobile's phone as Robin looks on, signed in blue felt tip, "Adam West, Batman&...
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Ingrid Bergman848 - Ingrid Bergman
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Glossy 10 x 8 photo of Cary Grant pouring Bergman a glass of champagne on the set of their 1958 romantic comedy Indiscreet, signed and inscribed in bl
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Charles Bickford849 - Charles Bickford
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American actor (1891–1967) who was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the films The Song of Bernadette, The Farmer's ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Richard Boleslawski850 - Richard Boleslawski
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Polish theatre and film director, actor and teacher of acting (1889–1937) who founded the American Laboratory Theatre in New York and instructed stude
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Charles Boyer851 - Charles Boyer
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Vintage glossy 8 x 10.25 studio portrait of Boyer in a serious up-close pose, signed in blue ink. In fine condition, with some light creases and surfa
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Captain America: Lorna Gray852 - Captain America: Lorna Gray
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Color glossy 16 x 20 photo of a poster for "The Purple Death," the first chapter of the 1944 Captain America serial from Republic Pictures...
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David Carradine853 - David Carradine
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Glossy 8 x 10 Warner Bros. publicity photo for Kung Fu, signed in blue felt tip, "Peace, David Carradine," adding a ying-yang symbol under...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Johnny Carson854 - Johnny Carson
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Glossy 8 x 10 Halsman of New York photo of Carson in a striped jacket and polka dotted tie, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, "For Nick, ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Charlie Chaplin855 - Charlie Chaplin
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Matte-finish 4 x 5.5 photo of Chaplin in later age, signed in the lower border in black ink, "Hallo!—Charlie Chaplin." In fine to very fin...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Chung Ling Soo856 - Chung Ling Soo
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American magician (1861–1918), born William Ellsworth Robinson, who attained fame after adopting an 'exotic' Chinese persona under the name ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Buster Crabbe857 - Buster Crabbe
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Vintage pearl-finish 8 x 10 photo of Crabbe as Flash Gordon, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "To 'Pinocchio,' With many good wish...
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Creature From the Black Lagoon: Julie Adams858 - Creature From the Black Lagoon: Julie Adams
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Satin-finish 16 x 20 full-length photo of a scene from the 1954 monster horror film Creature from the Black Lagoon, showing the terrible Gill-man loom
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Creature From the Black Lagoon: Ricou Browning859 - Creature From the Black Lagoon: Ricou Browning
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Color satin-finish 20 x 16 photo of a scene from the 1954 monster horror film Creature from the Black Lagoon, showing the horrific Gill-man emerging f
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Diff'rent Strokes860 - Diff'rent Strokes
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Color glossy 8 x 10 photo of the four stars of Different Strokes, signed in black felt tip by Gary Coleman, Dana Plato, Todd Bridges, and Conrad Bain.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Directors and Producers861 - Directors and Producers
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Group of four vintage fountain pen signatures, “C. B. deMille, Greetings from Hollywood,” “Frank Capra,” “King Vidor,” and “William A. Wellman,” on in
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