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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Lenny Bruce714 - Lenny Bruce
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Handwritten letter addressed to Lenny Bruce from his former agent Jack Sobel, four pages, 4 x 6, no date, in full: “I do not want to become involved w
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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George Burns715 - George Burns
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Eight color glossy 8 x 10 photos of the famed comedian, each signed in felt tip by Burns, with two pairs of duplicate images. In overall very good to
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Richard Burton716 - Richard Burton
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DS, twenty-seven pages, 8.5 x 13, August 1, 1964. Exhibit ‘A’ agreement between Filmways Motion Pictures, Inc., and Richard Burton for the photoplay ‘
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Susan Cabot717 - Susan Cabot
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American film and television actress (1927–1986) best remembered for B-movie roles, most notably in Roger Corman’s The Wasp Woman. Rare glossy 7.5 x 9
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Circus718 - Circus
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Interesting grouping of over 90 vintage photos of various aspects of the circus, mostly 8 x 10, with subjects including: many clowns and bikini-clad g
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Classic Leading Ladies719 - Classic Leading Ladies
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Highly appealing group of seven glossy photos, each approximately 8 x 10, signed in ink or felt tip by a notable leading lady, including: Marlene Diet
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James Coburn720 - James Coburn
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Color semi-glossy 10 x 8 20th Century Fox press kit photo of Coburn as Derek Flint from the 1966 film Our Man Flint, signed in blue felt tip. In fine
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Gary Cooper721 - Gary Cooper
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DS, one page, 8.5 x 11, February 11, 1943. Memo addressed to Paramount Pictures, in full: “In reply to your inquiry, please be advised that if you pre
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Lou Costello722 - Lou Costello
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DS, two pages, 8.5 x 13, no date but circa 1955. Unfinished certificate of winding up and dissolution of Cosman Productions. Signed at the conclusion
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Joan Crawford723 - Joan Crawford
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Grouping of fifty-three TLSs signed “JC,” “Joan,” and “Joan Crawford,” with a few secretarial signatures. Each letter is one page, personal letterhead
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Joan Crawford724 - Joan Crawford
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Vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 half-length portrait of Crawford wearing a lovely dress and staring directly into the camera, signed and inscribed in blue
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Tony Curtis725 - Tony Curtis
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Set of four glossy and semi-glossy photos, ranging in size from 6.5 x 9.5 to 8 x 10, each signed in black felt tip by Curtis, with two inscribed. In o
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Sammy Davis, Jr726 - Sammy Davis, Jr
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DS, six pages, 8.5 x 11, May 7, 1962. Contract between the Mineola Playhouse and Will Mastin Trio, Inc., in which the latter “agrees to furnish…the se
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James Dean727 - James Dean
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Classic matte-finish 8 x 10 silver gelatin photo of the ever-cool James Dean perched atop a stool and smoking a cigarette. Reverse bears a 1986 Hollyw
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Cecil B. deMille728 - Cecil B. deMille
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Vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 publicity portrait of the acclaimed director in a bust-length pose, vertically signed and inscribed in blue fountain pen,
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Andy Devine729 - Andy Devine
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Vintage semi-glossy 11 x 14 photo of Devine in a grand and jubilant pose, signed and inscribed in green fountain pen, “‘Hi Ya’ Ed, Best Wishes, Andy D
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Marlene Dietrich730 - Marlene Dietrich
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Archive of more than 20 letters by Marlene Dietrich, including twelve ALSs, six TLSs, three postcards, and five handwritten notes, as well as many mai
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Marlene Dietrich731 - Marlene Dietrich
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Four glossy photos of the glamorous actress, each approximately 8 x 10, signed in silver ink or black felt tip by Dietrich. In overall very good to fi
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Directors732 - Directors
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Collection of seven documents and checks signed by notable directors, including: Franklin Schaffner (2 DSs), Milos Forman (check), Peter Glenville (ch
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Directors and Producers733 - Directors and Producers
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Collection of seven checks signed by well-known movie directors and producers, including: Irving Thalberg, Cecil B. DeMille, Sydney Pollack, Blake Edw
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Dracula: Tod Browning734 - Dracula: Tod Browning
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Director, actor, and screenwriter (1880–1962) best known as the director of Dracula in 1931 and the cult classic Freaks in 1932. Exceedingly rare penc
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Dracula: Carla Laemmle735 - Dracula: Carla Laemmle
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AQS on a folded off-white 9 x 6 sheet, signed “Carla Laemmle,” who pens the opening line from the classic 1931 horror film Dracula, in full: “‘Among t
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Dracula: Wyndham Standing736 - Dracula: Wyndham Standing
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English film actor during the silent film era (1880–1963) best remembered for roles in films like Hell’s Angels, the lost classic The Dark Angel, and
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Clint Eastwood737 - Clint Eastwood
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Color satin-finish 14 x 11 photo of Eastwood as Blondie from the 1966 film The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, signed in blue felt tip. In fine condition.
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Clint Eastwood738 - Clint Eastwood
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Color satin-finish 12 x 18 photo of the movie poster for the 1973 film Magnum Force, signed in blue felt tip by Clint Eastwood. In fine condition. Acc
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Alice Faye739 - Alice Faye
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Lovely grouping of thirteen glossy and semi-glossy photos of Faye throughout her career, each approximately 8 x 10, signed in ink or felt tip, with so
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Federico Fellini740 - Federico Fellini
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Semi–glossy 4 x 5.75 photo of Fellini in a seated pose, signed and inscribed in black ink, “To Albert…good luck! Federico Fellini, Roma 81.” In fine c
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Filmmakers741 - Filmmakers
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Grouping of five items, consisting mostly of contracts, each signed by a notable filmmaker, including: Stanley Kramer, Joseph Mankiewicz, Leo Penn, B.
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Joan Fontaine742 - Joan Fontaine
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Five glossy and semi-glossy photos of Fontaine throughout her career, ranging in size from 7.25 x 8.75 to 8 x 10, each signed in ink or felt tip by th
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John Ford743 - John Ford
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Glossy 8 x 10 photo of the legendary film director sitting and smoking in later age, neatly signed in black felt tip by Ford. In fine condition.
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Edwin Forrest744 - Edwin Forrest
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Nineteenth-century American Shakespearean actor (1806–1872) whose feud with British actor William Charles Macready caused the deadly Astor Place Riot
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Michael J. Fox745 - Michael J. Fox
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Color satin-finish 14 x 11 photo of Fox as Marty McFly from the 1985 film Back to the Future, signed in blue felt tip. In fine condition.
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Frankenstein: Mae Clarke746 - Frankenstein: Mae Clarke
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Glossy 10 x 8 photo of a suspenseful scene from the classic horror film Frankenstein, signed and inscribed in gold ink, “To Dave, from ‘Elizabeth’ and
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Frankenstein: Colin Clive747 - Frankenstein: Colin Clive
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British actor (1900–1937) who earned a place in film history for his performances as Dr. Henry Frankenstein in Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein.
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Frankenstein: Ruby Felker748 - Frankenstein: Ruby Felker
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Hollywood hairdresser (1902–1986) who helped Jack Pierce with horror makeup and wigs. Scarce vintage fountain pen signature and inscription, “Universa
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Frankenstein: Kenneth Strickfaden749 - Frankenstein: Kenneth Strickfaden
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Film set designer and electrical special effects creator (1896–1984) known for his work on Frankenstein and Wizard of Oz. Original signed ballpoint sk
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Clark Gable and Joan Crawford750 - Clark Gable and Joan Crawford
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Vintage glossy 8 x 10 photo of the famed Hollywood costars, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Winifred, Best wishes, Always, Clark Gable” and
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Clark Gable751 - Clark Gable
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Vintage glossy 7 x 8.75 photo of Gable walking coolly with cigarette in hand and a newspaper rolled under arm, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “
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Clark Gable752 - Clark Gable
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Personal check, 8.25 x 3.25, filled out in type and signed by Gable, payable to Encino Pharmacy for $15.58, stamp-dated March 12, 1951. In fine condit
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Ava Gardner753 - Ava Gardner
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Color semi-glossy 10 x 8 MGM press kit photo of Gardner as Victoria Jones from the 1956 film Bhowani Junction, signed in gold ink. In fine condition.
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Ava Gardner754 - Ava Gardner
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Set of eleven personal checks, each 8.5 x 3.25, filled out in type and signed by Gardner, stamp-dated between 1975 and 1977. In overall fine condition
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Ava Gardner755 - Ava Gardner
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Color glossy 8 x 9.75 photo of Gardner in a rosy close-up pose, signed in black ink. In fine condition.
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Cary Grant and Sophia Loren756 - Cary Grant and Sophia Loren
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Colorized glossy 10 x 8 Paramount Pictures publicity photo from the 1957 film The Pride and the Passion, signed in black felt tip by Cary Grant and So
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Cary Grant757 - Cary Grant
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Vintage glossy 3.5 x 5.5 postcard photo of the handsome young star, signed in fountain pen, “Good luck! Cary Grant.” In fine condition, with scattered
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Cary Grant758 - Cary Grant
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Glossy 10 x 8 photo of an older Cary Grant wearing glasses, signed in black felt tip, “Cordially! Cary Grant.” In fine condition.
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The Andy Griffith Show759 - The Andy Griffith Show
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Collection of five items signed by the stars of The Andy Griffith Show, including: Andy Griffith (check), Frances Bavier (check), Howard Morris (check
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Gene Hackman760 - Gene Hackman
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Color glossy 10.25 x 8 photo of Hackman firing a gun in the 1990 film Loose Cannons, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition.
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Harry Potter761 - Harry Potter
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Gold-colored pocket watch presented to the cast and crew of the first Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, measuring 2?...
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William S. Hart762 - William S. Hart
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ALS, one page, 8.5 x 11, personal letterhead, October 8, 1937. Letter to Rachel Page, in full: “I’ll be glad to see you Wednesday 13th—Come ahead! It’
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Audrey Hepburn763 - Audrey Hepburn
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Sought-after color glossy 8 x 9.75 photo of Hepburn as Eliza Doolittle in the 1964 classic My Fair Lady, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition.
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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