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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Marion Zimmer Bradley609 - Marion Zimmer Bradley
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Signed book: The Mists of Avalon. First edition. NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1982. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.75 x 9.5, 876 pages. Signed and inscribed on
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Pearl S. Buck610 - Pearl S. Buck
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Two items signed by Buck: a TLS, one page, 7.25 x 10.5, February 12, 1968, in part: "The trip to Korea was most inspiring and the most wonderfu...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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James Lee Burke611 - James Lee Burke
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Signed book: The Lost Get-Back Boogie. First edition. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1986. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.25 x 9.25, 24
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Truman Capote612 - Truman Capote
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Signed book: Music for Chameleons. First edition, limited issue, numbered 238/350. NY: Random House, 1980. Hardcover with slipcase, 5.75 x 8.5, 262 pa
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Erle Stanley Gardner613 - Erle Stanley Gardner
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Two items: a Christmas card featuring a photo of a rabbit on the front, measures 6.25 x 9.25 open, signed inside in black felt tip by the author, “You
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Allen Ginsberg614 - Allen Ginsberg
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Christmas card with church and bells on front cover, measuring 5.5 x 8 open, sent to Ginsberg by a university student requesting that he send him one
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Graham Greene615 - Graham Greene
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TLS signed “Graham,” one page, 6 x 7.75, La Residence des Fleurs letterhead, September 11, 1989. Letter to Arnold A. Rogow, in part: "I must sa...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Langston Hughes616 - Langston Hughes
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DS, one page, 8.5 x 11, July 19, 1961. Official letter from the Records Division of MGM, in part: "It is mutually agreed between us that the ab...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Washington Irving617 - Washington Irving
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LS, one page, 6 x 8.5, Legation of the United States of Spain letterhead, December 27, 1844. Letter to the US Consul of Bilbao, in full: "It is...
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Washington Irving618 - Washington Irving
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ALS, one page, 7.75 x 9.75, April 13, 1833. Letter to George Calvert in Baltimore, in part: "This will introduce you to my nephew Mr. Edgar Irv...
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Stephen King619 - Stephen King
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Color glossy 8 x 10 photo of famed horror writer King on the set of a film adaptation of one of his books, boldly signed in blue felt tip. In fine con
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Harper Lee620 - Harper Lee
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Signed book: To Kill a Mockingbird. Thirty-fifth Anniversary edition. NY: HarperCollins, 1995. Hardcover with dust jacket, 5.75 x 8.25, 323 pages. Sig
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Harper Lee621 - Harper Lee
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Souvenir typescript of the opening from To Kill a Mockingbird, one page, 8.5 x 11, signed in black felt tip by Lee. In part: "When he was nearl...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Jack London622 - Jack London
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The Merchants National Bank check, 6 x 2.75, filled out and signed by London, payable to American Journal of Clinical Medicine for $5, stamp-dated Jan
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Edgar Lee Masters623 - Edgar Lee Masters
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ALS, one page, 5 x 8, The Players letterhead, May 18, 1927. Letter in his difficult to decipher hand to Mr. Davis, in part: “My greatest inspiration o
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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H. L. Mencken624 - H. L. Mencken
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ALS signed “Mencken,” one page, 5.5 x 8.5, The Smart Set letterhead, no date. Letter to "Swift," in full: "I wish I could, but I am w...
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Masters of Darkness625 - Masters of Darkness
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Colophon booklet for the deluxe signed edition of The Complete Masters of Darkness, one of 345 copies issued, four total pages, 7.5 x 10, signed in in
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Walter M. Miller, Jr626 - Walter M. Miller, Jr
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Unsigned first edition book: A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr. First edition. Philadelphia and New York: J. B. Lippincott Company, 195
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Salvatore Quasimodo627 - Salvatore Quasimodo
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Glossy 4 x 5.75 photo of Quasimodo in a handsome suit and tie, signed at the top in blue ink and dated 1968. In very good to fine condition, with seve
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Anne Rice628 - Anne Rice
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Eight first edition books, each hardcover with dust jacket, signed on an opening page in black ink or felt tip by Rice, with titles including: Merrick
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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J. K. Rowling629 - J. K. Rowling
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Signed book: The Casual Vacancy. First edition. London: Little, Brown and Company, 2012. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.25 x 9.5, 503 pages. Signed on
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Damon Runyon630 - Damon Runyon
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Uncommon book from the personal library of director George Cukor: Guys and Dolls by Damon Runyon. First edition. NY: Frederick A. Stokes, 1931. Hardco
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Siegfried Sassoon631 - Siegfried Sassoon
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ALS, one page, 5.5 x 7.5, Grand Hotel, Villa Politi Ai Cappuccini letterhead, March 22, 1930. In part: "The 'blue book' which you ask m...
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Ernest Thompson Seton632 - Ernest Thompson Seton
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Signed book: Woodland Tales. Later printing. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1922. Hardcover, 5.75 x 8, 238 pages. Signed and inscri...
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Dr. Seuss633 - Dr. Seuss
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Glossy 3.5 x 5 head-and-shoulders photo of Dr. Seuss with his arms folded, signed in the lower border in black ink. In fine condition, with a few ligh
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Dr. Seuss634 - Dr. Seuss
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Limited edition color 13 x 10 hand-pulled lithograph of a drawing from Dr. Seuss' classic 1971 children's book The Lorax, entitled "I a...
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Tennessee Williams635 - Tennessee Williams
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Personal check, 8.5 x 3.5, filled out in type and signed by Williams, "Tennessee Williams," payable to Robert Carroll for $242.74, Septemb...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Claude Debussy636 - Claude Debussy
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Superb collection of four ALSs in French by Debussy, two signed “A. Debussy” and two signed “Claude Debussy,” totaling ten pages, dated between 1885 a
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Estimates : 18,000.00 - 20,000.00
 
 
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Hector Berlioz637 - Hector Berlioz
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Uncommon ALS in French, signed "H. Berlioz," one page, 5.25 x 8, July 17, 1864. Letter to his publisher Gustave Heinze, in part (translate...
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Claude Debussy638 - Claude Debussy
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Partly-printed DS in French, signed "Read and approved, Claude Debussy," one page both sides, 7 x 10, April 25, 1905. Contract with publis...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Gustav Holst639 - Gustav Holst
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Highly desirable AMQS on a pink 6.25 x 3.75 album page, boldly signed in black ink, "Gustav Holst, 1933." Holst pens one bar from the bass...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Aram Khatchaturian640 - Aram Khatchaturian
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Ink signature, "Aram Khatchaturian,” who adds a brief musical quotation on a gray 5 x 3.25 card. In very fine condition.
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Erich Wolfgang Korngold641 - Erich Wolfgang Korngold
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Superb matte-finish 3.5 x 5.25 photo of Korngold in formal attire, signed in the lower border in fountain pen, "Erich Wolfgang Korngold, May 19...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Jan Kubelik642 - Jan Kubelik
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Crystal-clear 4.5 x 6.75 cabinet portrait of Kubelik holding his violin in a three-quarter-length pose, signed below in black ink, "Jan Kubelik...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Sergei Rachmaninoff643 - Sergei Rachmaninoff
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Exceptional vintage pearl-finish 7.25 x 9.25 portrait of Rachmaninoff by the Kubey–Rembrandt Studios of Philadelphia, signed and inscribed in white in
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Gustav Mahler644 - Gustav Mahler
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Sought-after handsome matte-finish 3.25 x 5.5 postcard photo of Mahler as a young man, signed and inscribed circa 1900 in German in black ink, "...
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Estimates : 8,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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Gioacchino Rossini645 - Gioacchino Rossini
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Brilliant 2.25 x 3.5 seated portrait of Rossini affixed to its original 4.25 x 6.25 souvenir card, with French text commemorating the 500th performanc
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Sergei Rachmaninoff646 - Sergei Rachmaninoff
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Crisp ink signature, "S. Rachmaninoff,” on an off-white 3.5 x 2.5 card. In fine condition, with a faint block of toning over much of the signat...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Gioacchino Rossini647 - Gioacchino Rossini
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Two-hand piano reduction of William Tell in French, published in Paris by Leon Grus, hardcover, 7.75 x 11, 399 pages. Signed and inscribed on the firs
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Irving Berlin648 - Irving Berlin
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Vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 photo of Berlin playing the piano, signed over the sheet music in fountain pen. In fine condition, with a crease to the up
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Irving Berlin and Kate Smith649 - Irving Berlin and Kate Smith
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Vintage sheet music booklet for "God Bless America," six pages, 9 x 12, signed in blue ballpoint, "Best wishes, Irving Berlin," ...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Duke Ellington650 - Duke Ellington
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Dapper vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 photo by Maurice of Chicago, signed and inscribed in blue ink, "To Artie, Best wishes, Duke Ellington."...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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George Gershwin651 - George Gershwin
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Signed book: Art in America in Modern Times. First edition. NY: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1934. Hardcover with dust jacket, 9.75 x 12.5, 100 pages. Si...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Billie Holiday652 - Billie Holiday
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Vintage ballpoint signature, "Billie Holiday,” on an off-white 2.5 x .5 slip affixed to a broken 'Big Stuff’ single record, which has been ...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Beatles653 - Beatles
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Early 1963 blue ballpoint signatures, "George Harrison, xx," "Paul McCartney, xxx," "Ringo Starr, xx," "John Lenn...
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Estimates : 8,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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Beatles: George Harrison654 - Beatles: George Harrison
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Unusual twice-signed Apple Records Inc. business check, 7.75 x 3.5, filled out in another hand and signed by George Harrison, payable to Marlow Laundr
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Beatles: George Harrison655 - Beatles: George Harrison
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Ballpoint signature and inscription, "To Annetta, George Harrison,” on an off-white 7 x 10.25 stationery sheet from the Castle Hotel in Stockho...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Beatles: Lennon and Harrison656 - Beatles: Lennon and Harrison
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Vintage color photogravure postcard of the SS Maid of Kent, 5.75 x 4, signed on the reverse in black felt tip by George Harrison and John Lennon. In f
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Beatles: Paul McCartney657 - Beatles: Paul McCartney
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Signed book: Wingspan: Paul McCartney's Band on the Run. First North American edition. London: Bullfinch Press, 2002. Softcover, 10.25 x 10.25, ...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Beatles: Paul McCartney658 - Beatles: Paul McCartney
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Attractive Christmas card featuring an angelic painting by Edward Burne-Jones on the front, measuring 10.75 x 7.25 open, signed inside in black ballpo
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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