RR Auction: Fine Autographs and Artifacts

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With a wide variety of rare and remarkable material, January’s RR Auction Fine Autograph and Artifact sale features letters by George Washington, John Adams, and Charles Darwin, signed photos of Bruce Lee, Sharon Tate, and Vivien Leigh, and a comprehensive Declaration of Independence section boasting a near-complete set of signers. 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 January 2017.
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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Harper Lee464 - Harper Lee
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Satin-finish 8 x 10 close-up photo of Lee, signed in black ink. In fine condition.
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Jack London465 - Jack London
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Central Bank of Oakland check, 6.5 x 2.75, filled out and signed by London, payable to California Electrical Works for $300, stamp-dated April 1, 1907
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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W. Somerset Maugham466 - W. Somerset Maugham
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Exceptional vintage matte-finish 6 x 9 soft-focus portrait of Maugham by Pirie MacDonald of New York, affixed to its original 10.75 x 13.75 studio mou
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Arthur Miller467 - Arthur Miller
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Signed book: Death of a Salesman. Collector’s edition. Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press, 2002. Leatherbound hardcover, 6 x 9, 142 pages. Signed on t
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Sean O’Casey468 - Sean O’Casey
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Irish playwright (1880-1964) best known for such working-class dramas as The Plough and the Stars and Juno and the Paycock. Scarce vintage semi-glossy
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Katherine Anne Porter469 - Katherine Anne Porter
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Pulitzer Prize–winning American writer (1890–1980) best known for such enduring stories as ‘The Jilting of Granny Weatherall’ and the novel Ship of Fo
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Ezra Pound470 - Ezra Pound
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Handwritten notes, unsigned, one page both sides, 5 x 8.5, no date. A sheet of notes written by Pound containing contact information for his various b
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Ernie Pyle471 - Ernie Pyle
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Union Trust Company check, 6.25 x 2.75, filled out and signed by Pyle, “Ernest T. Pyle,” payable to Theo J. Morgan for $55, January 2, 1931. Pyle adds
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Alexander Solzhenitsyn472 - Alexander Solzhenitsyn
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Souvenir typescript headed “One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich,” one page, 8.5 x 11, signed at the bottom in blue ballpoint by Solzhenitsyn, with
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Alfred, Lord Tennyson and William Makepeace Thackeray473 - Alfred, Lord Tennyson and William Makepeace Thackeray
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Two items: an ink signature, “that you will believe me, always yours, A. Tennyson,” on an off-white 3.75 x 1.75 slip clipped from the close of a lette
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Kurt Vonnegut474 - Kurt Vonnegut
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Signed book: The Sirens of Titan. Collector’s edition. Norwalk, Connecticut: The Easton Press, 1990. Leatherbound hardcover, 5.75 x 8.75, 315 pages. S
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Robert Penn Warren475 - Robert Penn Warren
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TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, August 26, 1965. Letter to a professor at Olivet College in Michigan. In part (spelling and grammar retained): “Of course, I
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Noah Webster476 - Noah Webster
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Author and lexicographer (1758-1843) who published the first comprehensive dictionary of American English. Ink signature, “Your Obed’t Servt, N. Webst
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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H. G. Wells477 - H. G. Wells
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TLS, one page, 4.5 x 7, 13, Hanover Terrace, Regent’s Park letterhead, September 2, 1943. Letter to Eustace B. Griffiths, in full: “Very many thanks f
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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P. G. Wodehouse478 - P. G. Wodehouse
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Two letters: an ALS, one page, 7 x 5, June 25, 1974, in part: “I am so glad you like my books. I have a really cool Jeeves and Bertie one coming out i
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Yankee Poets479 - Yankee Poets
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Four items: an ALS from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, signed “H. W. L.,” one page, May 11, 1868, addressed to “My Dear Fields,” in full: “The name shoul
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Enrico Caruso480 - Enrico Caruso
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Circa 1912 sheet music for the song “Dreams of Long Ago,” 10 x 13, signed and inscribed in the upper left in fountain pen by Caruso. Double-matted and
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Composers481 - Composers
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Collection of six items signed by noted composers, including: Charles Gounod (signature), Jules Massenet (ANS), Henry Brinley Richards (AMQS and ALS),
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Concert of the Century at Carnegie Hall482 - Concert of the Century at Carnegie Hall
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Signed book: The Concert of the Century at Carnegie Hall. Limited edition, numbered 412/1000. NY: Carnegie Hall Society, 1977. Softcover with slipcase
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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William S. Gilbert483 - William S. Gilbert
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British lyricist (1836–1911) best known for his 14 comic operas written in collaboration with composer Arthur Sullivan. ALS signed “W. S. Gilbert,” on
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Yehudi Menuhin484 - Yehudi Menuhin
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Fantastic vintage 4.5 x 6.5 program page depicting the child prodigy, signed in fountain pen, “Yehudi Menuhin.” Matted and framed to an overall size o
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Erik Satie485 - Erik Satie
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Colorful French composer (1866–1925), who was one of the primary influences on the younger generation of avant-garde French composers in the early dec
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Ignace J. Paderewski486 - Ignace J. Paderewski
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Ink signature, “With every good wish of I. J. Paderewski, 17/II 1908,” on an off-white 5 x 2.5 sheet. Double-matted and framed with an engraved portra
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Siegfried Wagner487 - Siegfried Wagner
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German composer and conductor (1869–1930) who was the son of Richard Wagner; he served as the opera composer and artistic director of the Bayreuth Fes
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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George Gershwin488 - George Gershwin
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Essex County Symphony Society program for a special guest performance by Gershwin in Newark, New Jersey, on July 7, 1936, measures 6 x 9.5, signed in
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Billie Holiday489 - Billie Holiday
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Ink signature, “Billie Holiday,” on the reverse of an off-white 5 x 3 promo card for New York’s Club Downbeat. In fine condition, with tape along left
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Frank Sinatra490 - Frank Sinatra
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Vintage glossy 8.25 x 10 MCA publicity photo of the handsome young crooner from his days singing with Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra, signed and inscr
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Beatles491 - Beatles
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Desirable early Parlophone Records promo card depicting the Beatles posing behind their instruments, 3.5 x 5.75, signed upside down on the reverse in
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Estimates : 10,000.00 - 12,000.00
 
 
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Beatles492 - Beatles
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Sought-after 1963 Beatles promo card produced by Topstar, 5 x 3.5, signed on the reverse in blue ballpoint circa October 1964, “John Lennon,” “Paul Mc
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Estimates : 8,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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Beatles493 - Beatles
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Vintage ballpoint signatures and inscriptions, “To Evelyn, love Paul McCartney,” “Ringo Starr,” “To Evelyn from George Harrison,” and “John Lennon, xx
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Estimates : 6,000.00 - 8,000.00
 
 
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Beatles494 - Beatles
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Help! (United Artists, 1965). One sheet movie poster (27 x 41). The second feature film made by the Beatles, starring John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Geo
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Beatles: George Harrison495 - Beatles: George Harrison
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Apple Records business check, 7.75 x 3.5, filled out in another hand and signed by Harrison, payable to Marlow Laundry for £6.3.5, June 9, 1970...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Beatles: George Harrison496 - Beatles: George Harrison
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The Best of George Harrison ‘factory sample’ album signed and inscribed on the front cover in black ink, “To Sing—love from George Harrison.” In fine
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Beatles: Lennon and McCartney497 - Beatles: Lennon and McCartney
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Program for the infamous appearance of the Beatles at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London on November 4, 1963, for a royal variety performance befor
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Beatles: Lennon and Ono498 - Beatles: Lennon and Ono
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Splendid glossy 7 x 9.5 photo of Lennon posing with Ono, signed and inscribed in black ink, “To Admiral Limousine, from Admiral John Lennon” and “Yoko
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Estimates : 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
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Beatles: Paul McCartney499 - Beatles: Paul McCartney
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Attractive sunburst acoustic ukulele, signed on the body in black felt tip, “Cheers! Paul McCartney,” who adds a sketch of a smiley face. In fine cond
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Beatles: Paul McCartney500 - Beatles: Paul McCartney
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Promotional card for the 1984 Liverpool vs. Everton Football Milk Cup, showing the two clubs posing on the front, 9.5 x 5, signed on the reverse in bl
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Beatles: Paul McCartney501 - Beatles: Paul McCartney
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Color satin-finish 14 x 11 three-quarter-length photo of McCartney holding his trademark Hofner violin bass, signed in blue felt tip. In fine conditio
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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The Eagles502 - The Eagles
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Ideal semi-glossy 10 x 8 Geffen publicity photo of The Eagles, signed nicely in silver ink by Joe Walsh, Timothy B. Schmit, Don Henley, Glenn Frey, an
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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The Eagles503 - The Eagles
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Textured semi-glossy 10 x 8 Asylum publicity photo of The Eagles, signed and inscribed in silver ink, “For Joe, Best Wishes, Glenn Frey” and “To Joe,
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Buddy Holly504 - Buddy Holly
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Original hardcover copy of the Westerner, the annual for Lubbock High School, Lubbock, Texas, for 1954, 8.25 x 10.75, 324 pages. Holly is pictured twi
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Led Zeppelin505 - Led Zeppelin
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In Through the Out Door album signed on the front cover in silver ink by Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and John Paul Jones. In very good to fine condition
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Rolling Stones506 - Rolling Stones
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Vintage ballpoint signatures of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Bill Wyman, and Charlie Watts on an off-white 6.25 x 3.75 lightly-lined clip
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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U2507 - U2
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Glossy 10 x 8 group photo of U2, signed in black felt tip, “Adam,” “Edge,” “Larry,” and “Bono 87.” In very good condition, with scattered creasing, a
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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U2508 - U2
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Rare Boy promotional album signed on the front cover in black ballpoint, “Da’ Edge,” “Bono, 81,” “Adam,” and “Larry.” In fine condition, with some ind
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Estimates : 1,800.00 - 2,200.00
 
 
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U2509 - U2
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How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb album signed on the front cover in blue felt tip by Bono and Edge, and in black felt tip by Larry Mullen and Adam Clay
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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1970s Rock510 - 1970s Rock
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Four items: a Learning to Crawl album by The Pretenders signed on the front cover in black felt tip by Chrissie Hynde, Martin Chambers, Robbie McIntos
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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3 Doors Down511 - 3 Doors Down
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Official serial number hologram-style RIAA platinum sales award presented “to commemorate RIAA certified platinum sales of more than 1,000,000 copies
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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AC/DC512 - AC/DC
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Huge color 21 x 62 poster showing the members of AC/DC during a live performance, signed in black felt tip by Angus Young, Phil Rudd, Brian Johnson, a
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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AC/DC513 - AC/DC
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High Voltage album signed on the front cover in black felt tip by Angus Young and in silver ink by Malcolm Young, both adding “AC/DC.” In fine conditi
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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