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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Kirk Douglas862 - Kirk Douglas
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Glossy 10 x 12.5 photo of Douglas as the titular hero from the 1960 film Spartacus, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition.
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Marie Dressler863 - Marie Dressler
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Canadian actress (1868–1934) who, as a middle-aged ex-vaudevillian, became one of the biggest screen draws of the silent and early sound eras, winning
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Dukes of Hazzard864 - Dukes of Hazzard
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Glossy 10 x 8 photo of the cast of The Dukes of Hazzard, signed in black felt tip by Tom Wopat, Catherine Bach, and John Schneider, all adding their c
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Isadora Duncan865 - Isadora Duncan
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Pioneer of modern dance (1877–1927). Vintage matte-finish 3.5 x 5.5 German postcard photo of Duncan in an elegant seated pose, signed boldly in founta
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Stepin Fetchit866 - Stepin Fetchit
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Stage name of Lincoln Perry, an American vaudevillian, comedian and film actor (1902–1985) who is considered to be the first black actor to have a suc
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Footloose867 - Footloose
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Footloose soundtrack album signed on the front cover in gold ink or black felt tip by Kevin Bacon, Ann Wilson, Kenny Loggins, John Lithgow, and Mike R
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Frankenstein: Donnie Dunagan868 - Frankenstein: Donnie Dunagan
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Satin-finish 16 x 20 photo of a scene from the 1939 horror film Son of Frankenstein, which shows the Monster holding the young Peter von Frankenstein
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Frankenstein: Donnie Dunagan869 - Frankenstein: Donnie Dunagan
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Satin-finish 20 x 16 photo of a harrowing scene from the 1939 horror film Son of Frankenstein, which shows the Monster trapping young Peter von Franke
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Clark Gable870 - Clark Gable
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Personal check, 8.25 x 3, filled out and signed by Gable, payable to Cash for $10, February 27, 1931, with Gable adding "Personal, 10.00" ...
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Clark Gable871 - Clark Gable
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DS, one page, 8.5 x 11, April 8, 1943. Consent form submitted to Loew's Incorporated, in part: "I understand that in a short subject produc...
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Christopher George872 - Christopher George
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Glossy 8 x 10 photo of George as Sgt. Sam Troy using a Browning M2HB during the action-and-adventure television series The Rat Patrol, signed and insc
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Godzilla: Haruo Nakajima873 - Godzilla: Haruo Nakajima
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Satin-finish 20 x 16 photo of a scene from the 1968 science fiction kaiju film Destroy All Monsters, signed in Japanese in blue felt tip by famed Godz
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Martha Graham874 - Martha Graham
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Highly influential dancer and choreographer (1894–1991) who created over 150 ballets. Vintage color program entitled "Martha Graham and Dance C...
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Cary Grant875 - Cary Grant
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Vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 photo of Grant in a handsome half-length pose, signed and inscribed in bold black ink, "To Pauline, with all good w...
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The Green Hornet: Van Williams876 - The Green Hornet: Van Williams
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Color satin-finish 16 x 20 close-up photo of Williams wearing his Green Hornet mask, signed in blue felt tip, "Van Williams, Green Hornet."...
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Helen Hayes877 - Helen Hayes
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Vintage sepia glossy 8 x 10 MGM publicity photo of Hayes in a benevolent close-up pose, signed in fountain pen. In fine condition, with a few creases
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Tippi Hedren878 - Tippi Hedren
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Fantastic satin-finish 16 x 20 photo of Hedren posing with a large raven perched on her arm during a publicity shoot for the 1963 horror classic The B
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Hugh Hefner879 - Hugh Hefner
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Signed book: The Playboy Book: Forty Years. Los Angeles, CA: General Publishing Group, 1994. Hardcover with dust jacket, 9.5 x 12.25, 368 pages. Signe
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Hugh Hefner880 - Hugh Hefner
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Signed book: The Playmate Book: Five Decades of Centerfolds. First edition. Santa Monica, CA: General Publishing Group, 1996. Hardcover with dust jack
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Hugh Hefner881 - Hugh Hefner
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Two items: a color glossy 10 x 8 photo of Hefner from the 1970s, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, "To Bob Hemminger, Best wishes, Hugh H...
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Audrey Hepburn882 - Audrey Hepburn
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Glossy 5 x 7 photo of Hepburn as Susy Hendrix from the 1967 thriller Wait Until Dark, signed in black felt tip. Reverse bears an affixed German movie
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Audrey Hepburn883 - Audrey Hepburn
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Glossy 5 x 7 photo of Hepburn on the phone as the gun-toting Nicole Bonnet from the 1966 heist comedy How to Steal a Million, signed in black felt tip
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Anthony Hopkins884 - Anthony Hopkins
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Glossy 10.25 x 7 photo of Hopkins as Lieutenant William Bligh from the 1984 film The Bounty, signed and inscribed in blue ink, "To Gerard, all ...
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Dennis Hopper885 - Dennis Hopper
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Glossy 8 x 10.25 Twentieth Century Fox publicity of Hopper as Tom Boyd from the 1958 film Manhunt, signed and inscribed in black ink, "To Pierr...
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James Bond: Roger Moore886 - James Bond: Roger Moore
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Satin-finish 20 x 16 close-up photo of the Bond actor brandishing his Smith & Wesson Model 29, signed in blue felt tip by Moore. In fine conditi...
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Emil Jannings887 - Emil Jannings
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German-Austrian actor (1884-1950) who became the first winner of the Academy Award for Best Actor; he is best known for his collaborations with F. W.
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Al Jolson888 - Al Jolson
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DS, one page, 8.5 x 11, March 29, 1944. Agreement between MGM and songwriters Al Jolson, Herman Ruby, Harry Akst, and Bert Kalmar, in part: "Co...
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Boris Karloff889 - Boris Karloff
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Vintage glossy 7.5 x 9.5 studio portrait of Karloff in one of his roles for Columbia Pictures, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "Charles K...
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Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse890 - Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse
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Glossy 8.25 x 10.75 photo of Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse as they were pictured in the 1955 film It's Always Fair Weather, signed by both in blac...
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Ernie Kovacs891 - Ernie Kovacs
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Influential American comedian, actor, and writer (1919–1962) whose improvisational humor and sense of visual style made him one of the most distinctiv
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Elsa Lanchester892 - Elsa Lanchester
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Glossy 10 x 8 photo of Lanchester as the Monster's Bride from the 1935 horror classic Bride of Frankenstein, signed and inscribed in black felt ...
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Stan Laurel893 - Stan Laurel
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Vintage matte-finish 7.75 x 9.75 studio portrait of Laurel wearing a flat cap in a relaxed bust-length pose, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, &...
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Laverne and Shirley894 - Laverne and Shirley
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Color satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of the cast of the classic sitcom Laverne & Shirley, signed in black felt tip by Penny Marshall and Michael McKe...
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Vivien Leigh895 - Vivien Leigh
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Vintage glossy 3.5 x 5.5 'Picturegoer Series' postcard photo of Leigh as a Warner Bros. leading lady, signed in blue fountain pen. In fine c...
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Sergio Leone896 - Sergio Leone
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Felt tip signature, "Sergio Leone,” on an off-white 5.5 x 6.25 sheet. In fine condition, with light show-through from old mounting remnants on ...
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Sophia Loren897 - Sophia Loren
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Set of three glossy 8 x 12 photos of the sultry Italian actress at various stages of her career, each signed in black felt tip by Loren. In overall fi
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Peter Lorre898 - Peter Lorre
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Vintage glossy 7.5 x 10 studio portrait of Lorre as a player with Columbia Pictures, signed and inscribed in dark fountain pen, "To Ricardo…All...
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Jayne Mansfield899 - Jayne Mansfield
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Glossy 8 x 10 full-length photo of Mansfield holding a Chihuahua during a magic trick, signed and inscribed in red felt tip, "To Don, A very fr...
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Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis900 - Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis
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Glossy 8 x 10 photo of Martin and Lewis wearing suits and ties, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint, "To 'Mama,' You were wonderful,...
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Ethel Merman901 - Ethel Merman
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Vintage pearl-finish 8 x 10 photo of Merman by Murray Korman of New York, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Gerard Annan, Sincerely, Ethel Mer
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Marilyn Monroe902 - Marilyn Monroe
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Original vintage glossy 7 x 7.25 silver gelatin photo of Monroe in a bejeweled gown, posing with several men in white tuxedos. Reverse is stamp-dated
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Marilyn Monroe903 - Marilyn Monroe
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Original vintage glossy 9.25 x 7.5 silver gelatin photo of Marilyn Monroe with Fred Sammis at a 1954 Photoplay award dinner. Reverse bears a Phil Ster
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Marilyn Monroe904 - Marilyn Monroe
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Original vintage matte-finish 7 x 8 silver gelatin photo of Marilyn Monroe in a sheer lace top. Reverse bears a Pictorial Parade stamp and handwritten
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Marilyn Monroe905 - Marilyn Monroe
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Original vintage matte-finish 7.75 x 6.5 silver gelatin photo of Monroe holding a wine glass at a busy dinner party. Reverse bears several Pictorial P
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Marilyn Monroe906 - Marilyn Monroe
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Original vintage glossy 7 x 9 silver gelatin photo of Monroe in a classy white dress, standing beside a lady holding a thick script. Reverse bears a B
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Marilyn Monroe907 - Marilyn Monroe
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Original vintage matte-finish 7.5 x 9.5 silver gelatin photo of Monroe blowing a kiss to the camera after landing at Idlewild Airport in New York in 1
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Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller908 - Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller
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Original vintage glossy 6 x 8 silver gelatin photo of Marilyn Monroe in a dazzling sequined dress, dancing with her husband, the playwright Arthur Mil
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Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller909 - Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller
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Original vintage glossy 7.5 x 9.25 silver gelatin photo of Monroe and Arthur Miller at the foot of a Pan American Airways jet's boarding stairs....
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Marilyn Monroe and Dean Martin910 - Marilyn Monroe and Dean Martin
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Original vintage glossy 7.75 x 10 silver gelatin contact sheet print featuring twelve images of Monroe on the set of Something's Got to Give in ...
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Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio911 - Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio
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Original vintage glossy 6.5 x 8.75 INP Soundphoto showing Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio viewing a memorial replica of Hiroshima; in this unusual com
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