RR Auction: Fine Autographs and Artifacts featuring Science and Technology

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Highlighted by a section of rare and remarkable Science and Technology autographs and space-flown artifacts, RR Auction’s June Fine Autograph and Artifact sale features a breathtaking thousand-plus lots. With signed material from Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Michael Faraday, Max Born, and Werner Heisenberg, many of the greatest scientific minds in history are represented. Other top selections include items from the personal collection of Apollo 15 commander Dave Scott, a stunning presidential autograph collection, an important Gandhi letter, and a Mickey Mouse Christmas card from Walt Disney himself. 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 June 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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Joe Sutter507 - Joe Sutter
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Uncommon 8.5 x 11 laserprint photo of Sutter wearing a suit and tie and posing in front of a Boeing airplane, signed in black felt tip. In very fine c
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Orville Wright508 - Orville Wright
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The City National Bank check, 8.5 x 3.25, filled out in another hand and signed by Wright, "Orville Wright," payable to Edna Schumm for $1...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Chuck Yeager509 - Chuck Yeager
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Two matching off-white 8 x 9 sheets: one featuring a black felt tip signature, "Chuck Yeager," and the other bearing a black ink tracing o...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Artists510 - Artists
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Group of seven unsigned carte-de-visite portraits of noted 19th-century artists, including: John Ruskin (bearing a facsimile signature), George Cruiks
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Gutzon Borglum511 - Gutzon Borglum
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Two items: a DS, four pages, 8.5 x 11, September 26, 1934, regarding an agreement between "Gutzon Borglum of Mouth Rushmore, South Dakota"...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Joseph Beuys512 - Joseph Beuys
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Rare ALS, one page, 8.25 x 11.75, January 11, 1971. In part: "I am no more in the possession of the film 'Le Bateau d’Eurasie,' but you...
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Jean Dubuffet513 - Jean Dubuffet
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Glossy 8.5 x 6.75 photo of one of Dubuffet's works, titled, signed, and inscribed on the reverse in blue ink, "Le Tribunal (Portraits de Re...
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Hubert de Givenchy514 - Hubert de Givenchy
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Original felt tip design sketch of Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's, showing her in her iconic black dress and holding a long cigarette,...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Keith Haring515 - Keith Haring
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Superb original felt tip sketch of a dolphin rider and 'X' man together accomplished by Haring on an off-white 6.25 x 3.25 sheet, signed and...
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Estimates : 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
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Hubert de Givenchy516 - Hubert de Givenchy
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Desirable glossy 6.75 x 7 photo of Givenchy going over a fashion design with opera legend Maria Callas, signed in black ink, "Givenchy." I...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Keith Haring517 - Keith Haring
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Color postcard of Haring's 1986 work Andy Mouse IV: Homage to Andy Warhol, 4 x 6, signed in the lower border in black felt tip, "K. Haring....
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Henri Matisse518 - Henri Matisse
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ALS in French, signed “H. Matisse,” one page both sides, 8.25 x 10.5, June 26, 1934. Letter to Emile, in full (translated): "I received the pho...
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Peter Max519 - Peter Max
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Original felt tip sketch of a face in profile on the far right end of an off-white 11 x 3.75 sheet of heavy cardstock, prominently signed in felt tip,
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Peter Max520 - Peter Max
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Color 16.5 x 23.25 poster for a 1992 exhibition in Monte Carlo, signed and inscribed in silver ink, "For Jerry & Pam—Max." Rolled and ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Joan Miro521 - Joan Miro
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ALS in French, signed “Miro,” two pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.75 x 6.5, no date. In part (translated): "I just finished my paintings. Do y...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Claude Monet522 - Claude Monet
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Large and highly desirable AQS in French on an off-white 6.75 x 4.5 sheet, in full (translated): "The only interesting autographs, are those th...
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Edvard Munch523 - Edvard Munch
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ALS in German, one page on a 5.75 x 3.5 postcard depicting Munch at an easel surrounded by his works, annotated February 3, 1933. Letter to the direct
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Estimates : 6,000.00 - 8,000.00
 
 
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Pablo Picasso524 - Pablo Picasso
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Menu from Pablo Picasso's 76th birthday party on October 25, 1957, measuring 7 x 8.5 open, signed and inscribed inside in pencil. "Pour la ...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Pablo Picasso525 - Pablo Picasso
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ALS in Spanish, written in blue and red artist pencil, signed “Picasso,” one page, 8.25 x 10.5, March 9, 1957. Letter from the Cannes villa "la...
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,000.00
 
 
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Pierre-Auguste Renoir526 - Pierre-Auguste Renoir
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ALS in pencil in French, signed “Renoir,” one page, 5 x 8.25, no date. Letter to art critic Roger Marx, in full (translated): "I don't unde...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Norman Rockwell527 - Norman Rockwell
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Signed book: Norman Rockwell: Illustrator. Later printing. NY: Watson-Guptill Publications, 1947. Hardcover with dust jacket, 9 x 12, 208 pages. Beaut
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Georges Rouault528 - Georges Rouault
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Unique grouping of three untranslated ALSs in French by Rouault, signed "G. R." and "Georges Rouault," totaling seven pages on f...
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Estimates : 6,000.00 - 8,000.00
 
 
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Andy Warhol530 - Andy Warhol
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Iconic color postcard depicting one of Warhol's portraits of Marilyn Monroe, 4.25 x 6, signed in the upper border in blue felt tip. In fine cond...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Andy Warhol531 - Andy Warhol
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Neat ballpoint signature, "Andy Warhol,” on a pink 5.5 x 4.25 album page. In very fine condition.
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Garth Williams532 - Garth Williams
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Collection of 18 preliminary graphite drawings by Garth Williams on individual sheets of artist paper ranging in size from 8.5 x 6 to 12 x 16, with Wi
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Garth Williams533 - Garth Williams
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Impressive collection of 13 preliminary drawings for Henry Gilbert’s 1948 publication of Robin Hood, accomplished in ink on individual Mylar sheets by
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Garth Williams534 - Garth Williams
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Appealing preliminary artwork for the 1955 book Baby's First Book, accomplished in graphite and watercolor by Garth Williams, who adds his initi...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Artists535 - Artists
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Collection of 15 postcards and promo cards, ranging in size from 4 x 6 to 6 x 9, each signed in ink or felt tip by a notable artist, including: Willia
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Otto Dix536 - Otto Dix
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Interesting 4 x 5.75 postcard featuring a portrait of Dix, signed at the bottom in ink. In very fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing en
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Otto Dix537 - Otto Dix
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Untranslated ANS in German, one page on a 5.75 x 4 postcard depicting Rome, no date. In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope,
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Lyonel Feininger538 - Lyonel Feininger
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Softcover exhibition catalogue for 'The Work of Lyonel Feininger' at the Cleveland Museum of Art in 1951, 6.25 x 9.25, signed on the first p...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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James Montgomery Flagg539 - James Montgomery Flagg
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Two items: an original ink sketch of a man in a top hat smoking a cigar on an off-white 4 x 5.25 sheet, signed below in Flagg’s distinctive lettering;
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Charles Dana Gibson540 - Charles Dana Gibson
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ALS signed “C. D. Gibson,” one page, 11 x 8.5, Seven Hundred Acre Island letterhead, no date. Letter to Mr. LeMonte, in full: "I receiv'd y...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Yousuf Karsh541 - Yousuf Karsh
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Desirable glossy 5 x 8 silver gelatin self-portrait photo of Karsh, signed and inscribed in the lower border in black ink, “For: Alexander de Medici:
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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R. B. Kitaj542 - R. B. Kitaj
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ALS signed “Kitaj,” one page on the reverse of a 6 x 4.25 color postcard of Ronald Reagan, postmarked June 29, 1983. Brief letter to Peter Howard of S
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Roy Lichtenstein543 - Roy Lichtenstein
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Color postcard of Roy Lichtenstein's 1964 serigraph 'Cloud and Sea,' 5.75 x 4, signed on the front in black felt tip by the American pop...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Henry Moore544 - Henry Moore
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Appealing 5.75 x 4 postcard depicting one of Moore's figural sculptures, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Joseph Pennell545 - Joseph Pennell
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Signed book: The Adventures of an Illustrator: Mostly in Following His Authors in America & Europe. Limited edition, number 205. Boston, MA: Lit...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Gerhard Richter546 - Gerhard Richter
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Color postcard of Gerhard Richter's 1964 photo-painting 'Neger (Nuba),' 5.75 x 4, signed on the front in black felt tip, "Richter.&...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Norman Rockwell547 - Norman Rockwell
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TLS, one page, 5.75 x 5.25, personal letterhead, September 2, 1970. Letter to Mrs. Dennen, in full: “Here is my autograph, which you requested when yo
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John Sloan548 - John Sloan
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Signed book: John Sloan. First edition. NY: E. P. Dutton, 1925. Hardcover, 8 x 11. Signed on the title page in fountain pen by Sloan. In very good to
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Philip Syng549 - Philip Syng
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Two ADSs, signed “Phil. Syng,” one page, 4 x 6.25, dated 1776. Handwritten receipts penned at the top and bottom of a single page, in full: "Re...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Alberto Vargas and John Sartain550 - Alberto Vargas and John Sartain
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Interesting pairing of two checks signed by artists spanning the centuries: an 1876 check signed by mezzotint engraver John Sartain; and a 1953 check
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Charles Addams551 - Charles Addams
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Two items: an ink signature, “Chas. Addams,” on an off-white 4.75 x 2.75 card matted with a photo of the Addams Family to an overall size of 11 x 14;
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Jim Davis552 - Jim Davis
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Excellent original signed felt tip sketch by Jim Davis on a white 15 x 20 cardstock sheet, which shows Garfield waving and saying "Hi, Dude!,&q...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Disney: Tyrus Wong553 - Disney: Tyrus Wong
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Beautiful color 11 x 8.5 laserprint photo of a Tyrus Wong concept painting for the classic 1942 animated film Bambi, signed in black ink by Wong. In v
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Walt Disney554 - Walt Disney
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Beautiful and rarely seen Christmas card from 1931, measuring 5 x 7.5 closed, featuring a colorful print of Mickey Mouse, Pluto, Clarabelle Cow, and H
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Estimates : 15,000.00 - 20,000.00
 
 
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Walt Disney555 - Walt Disney
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TLS, one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, March 18, 1965. Letter to Ken Browne, in part: "We were very pleased to be honored by the Cali...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera556 - Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera
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Limited edition hand-painted animation cel from 1990 entitled 'Meet the Flintstones,' numbered 283/300, showing the Flintstone and Rubble fa...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Chuck Jones557 - Chuck Jones
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Wonderful original ballpoint sketch of Bugs Bunny holding a carrot accomplished by Jones on an off-white 8.5 x 11 sheet of Associated Press letterhead
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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