RR Auction: Fine Autographs and Artifacts

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Headquartered in Boston’s North End, RR Auction is a globally recognized and trusted source for rare documents, manuscripts, autographs, and historic artifacts. Since its inception in 1980, RR has achieved countless record-setting prices in over 425 successful sales, including Truman Capote’s hand-notated manuscript for Breakfast at Tiffany’s for over $300,000, President Kennedy’s 1963 convertible for $318,000, and a pair of Bonnie and Clyde’s guns for over $500,000. Internationally known and frequently featured in all media outlets—with appearances on NBC’s Today Show, CBS This Morning, Fox News, the New York Times Sunday Magazine, and the London Times—RR Auction prides itself on selling authentic material, thoroughly examined by in-house experts and third-party authenticators, to uphold the guarantee of authenticity. With a stunning full-color print catalog and a massive online presence, RR Auction continues to achieve record prices for clients around the world.
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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Dr. Seuss515 - Dr. Seuss
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Fantastic signed book: Green Eggs and Ham. Later printing. NY: Random House, 1960. , 6.75 x 9.25, 62 pages. Signed and inscribed opposite the title pa
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Ralph Waldo Emerson516 - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Atlantic Bank check, 6.75 x 2.5, filled out and signed by Emerson, "R. Waldo Emerson," payable to J. M. Cheney Cash'r for $50, Februar...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Ralph Ellison517 - Ralph Ellison
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Signed book: Invisible Man. First edition, first printing. NY: Random House, 1952. Hardcover with dust jacket (price clipped), 5.75 x 8.5, 439 pages.
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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David Garnett518 - David Garnett
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British writer and publisher (1892–1981) who was a prominent member of the Bloomsbury Group and earned literary recognition for his novels Lady into F
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Elbert Hubbard519 - Elbert Hubbard
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American writer, printer, and philosopher (1856–1915), closely associated with the Arts and Crafts movement, who perished in the Lusitania disaster. A
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Elbert Hubbard520 - Elbert Hubbard
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American writer, printer, and philosopher (1856–1915), closely associated with the Arts and Crafts movement, who perished in the Lusitania disaster. M
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Ernest Hemingway521 - Ernest Hemingway
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Original vintage circa 1934–35 glossy 2.25 x 3.5 candid photo of Hemingway’s fishing and hunting friend Charles 'Karl' Thompson and an Afric...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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James Joyce522 - James Joyce
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Sought-after ALS, one page, 7.5 x 9.75, December 8, 1920. Letter to the famous Irish tenor John McCormack, praising a recent performance, in full: &...
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Estimates : 8,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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D. H. Lawrence523 - D. H. Lawrence
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ALS, one page both sides, 8.5 x 11, January 4, 1920. Written from Palazzo Ferraro in Capri, a letter to New York publisher B. W. Huebsch, in full: “To
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Sean O'Casey524 - Sean O'Casey
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ALS, one page both sides, 5 x 8, March 6, 1946. Letter to Una Gwynn Albery, in part: "Thank you so much for the book & the tea which came t...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Margaret Mitchell525 - Margaret Mitchell
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TLS signed “Margaret Mitchell Marsh,” one page, 7.25 x 11, personal letterhead, September 30, 1938. Letter to Cadet H. Hammond Walker at The Citadel,
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Luigi Pirandello526 - Luigi Pirandello
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Italian dramatist, novelist, and short story writer (1867–1936) awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1934. Uncommon matte-finish 3.5 x 5.5 real ph
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Jean-Paul Sartre527 - Jean-Paul Sartre
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Lengthy ALS in French, signed “J. P. Sartre,” 21 pages, 4.25 x 6.75, August 5, 1937. Addressed to the French theatre actress Wanda Kosakiewicz, in whi
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Estimates : 7,500.00 - 8,500.00
 
 
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Antoine de Saint-Exupery528 - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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Magnificent handwritten manuscript in French, unsigned, five pages, 8.5 x 11, no date. An interesting collection of handwritten mathematical expressio
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Jean-Paul Sartre529 - Jean-Paul Sartre
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TLS in French, signed “J. Sartre,” one page, 8.25 x 10.75, March 10, 1963. Letter to French actor, director, and professor Jean Darnel, in full (trans
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Richard Scarry530 - Richard Scarry
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Three items: an original ballpoint sketch of the Lowly Worm on a white 6 x 3.5 card, signed, "Richard Scarry and Lowly Worm, 1988"; a firs...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Maurice Sendak531 - Maurice Sendak
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Signed book: Where the Wild Things Are. NY: Harper & Row, 1963. Hardcover with replacement dust jacket, 10.25 x 9.25. Signed and inscribed on th...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Shel Silverstein532 - Shel Silverstein
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Sought-after pairing of a handwritten poem and original sketches by Shel Silverstein, individually accomplished in black felt tip on off-white 8.5 x 1
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Shel Silverstein533 - Shel Silverstein
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Signed book: Falling Up. First edition. NY: HarperCollins, 1996. Hardcover with dust jacket, 7 x 9, 171 pages. Signed and inscribed on the front paste
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Alexis de Tocqueville534 - Alexis de Tocqueville
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French political thinker and historian (1805–1859) best known for his works Democracy in America and The Old Regime and the Revolution. Untranslated A
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Emile Zola535 - Emile Zola
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ALS in French, two pages on two adjoining sheets, 5 x 8, July 9, 1901. Letter to the French poet Saint-Georges de Bouhélier, concerning the suc...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Walt Whitman536 - Walt Whitman
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Boldly penned ALS, one page on the reverse of a 5 x 3 French postcard, May 4, 1889. Written from Camden, New Jersey, a letter to the French poet and t
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Estimates : 6,000.00 - 8,000.00
 
 
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Louisa May Alcott537 - Louisa May Alcott
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Ink signature, “L. M. Alcott,” on an off-white 4.5 x 1.5 slip affixed to a slightly larger sheet. In very good to fine condition, with light show-thro
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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William S. Burroughs538 - William S. Burroughs
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Souvenir typescript, one page, 8.5 x 11, no date, signed at the conclusion in black ballpoint, "William S. Burroughs." Entitled "Dead...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Alexandre Dumas, fils539 - Alexandre Dumas, fils
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French writer and dramatist (1824–1895) best known for Camille and for being the illegitimate son of famed novelist Alexandre Dumas. Untranslated ALS
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Joel Chandler Harris540 - Joel Chandler Harris
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Ink signature, "Joel Chandler Harris, Christmas 1899,” on an off-white 3 x 2 card. Double-matted and framed with a portrait to an overall size ...
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Patricia Highsmith541 - Patricia Highsmith
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American novelist and short story writer (1921–1995) who is best known for her psychological thrillers, which have led to more than two dozen film ada
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Victor Hugo542 - Victor Hugo
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Bold ink signature, "Victor Hugo,” on an off-white 4.5 x 2 sheet affixed to a same-size mount. In fine condition.
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Washington Irving543 - Washington Irving
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Ink signature, "In great haste, Yours very truly, Washington Irving,” on an off-white 3.5 x 1 slip clipped from a letter. Handsomely double-mat...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Elmore Leonard544 - Elmore Leonard
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TLS signed “Dutch,” one page, 8.5 x 11, personal letterhead, January 27, 1981. Letter to his literary agent H. N. Swanson, in part: "Something ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Henry Miller546 - Henry Miller
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ALS signed “Henry,” one page, 8.5 x 11, March 21, 1951. Letter to "Jim and Marian," in part: "You must forgive me for overlooking you...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Dr. Seuss547 - Dr. Seuss
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Ink signature, "Dr. Seuss,” on an off-white 1.75 x 1 slip. Matted and framed with a color image of the Grinch to an overall size of 13.5 x 12.5...
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John Steinbeck548 - John Steinbeck
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Clean ballpoint signature, "John Steinbeck,” on an off-white 4.75 x 3.25 sheet. In fine condition.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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William Makepeace Thackeray549 - William Makepeace Thackeray
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ALS signed “W. M. Thackeray,” one page, 4.25 x 7, no date but circa 1850s. Letter to "Mrs. Fitzroy," the wife of noted English Vice-Admira...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Paul Valery550 - Paul Valery
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French poet, essayist, and philosopher (1871–1945). ANS in French, one page on a 5 x 3 embossed Ruede Villejust stationery card, no date. Brief note t
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John Greenleaf Whittier551 - John Greenleaf Whittier
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ALS signed “John G. Whittier,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 7, January 12, 1888. Written from Amesbury, a letter to Eliza Higginson, in
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Tennessee Williams552 - Tennessee Williams
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TLS signed “Tom,” one page, 8.5 x 11, no date but circa 1980. Letter to Jim Adams, in full: "You're an understanding person so I'm sure...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Edward Elgar553 - Edward Elgar
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ALS, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.25 x 8.25, August 29, no year. Letter to Novello and Co., in part: "I much regret that the proofs e...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Edvard Grieg554 - Edvard Grieg
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Rare 4.25 x 6.5 cabinet portrait of Dr. Edvard Grieg in a distinguished head-and-shoulders pose, wearing a warm coat with vest and pocket chain, crisp
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Giacomo Puccini555 - Giacomo Puccini
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Untranslated ALS in Italian, signed “Puccini,” one page on the reverse of a 5 x 3.5 postcard featuring artwork for Act I of Puccini's classic wo...
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Estimates : 700.00 - 900.00
 
 
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Irving Berlin556 - Irving Berlin
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TLS, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, November 19, 1979. Letter to actress Debbie Reynolds, in full: "Here is the autographed picture you aske...
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John Coltrane557 - John Coltrane
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Sought-after set of ink and ballpoint signatures of John Coltrane, McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin Jones on individual off-white sheets ranging
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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George Gershwin558 - George Gershwin
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Personal check, 6.5 x 2.75, filled out in another hand and signed by Gershwin, payable to Schneider & Co. for $8.54, October 11, 1935. In fine c...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Thelonious Monk559 - Thelonious Monk
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Vintage glossy 4.5 x 6 photo of Monk smoking a cigarette at his piano, signed in black ballpoint, "Good luck always, Thelonious Monk." Rev...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Cole Porter560 - Cole Porter
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DS, eighteen pages, 8.5 x 13, June 10, 1957. Contract between Porter and Sol C. Siegel Productions, in part: "Siegel desires to employ Porter t...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Allman Brothers561 - Allman Brothers
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Cream-colored Crescent electric guitar bearing two Allman Brothers stickers, signed on the off-white pickguard in black felt tip, "Gregg Allman...
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Estimates : 700.00 - 900.00
 
 
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Allman Brothers562 - Allman Brothers
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Red sparkle Affinity series Fender Squier Stratocaster electric guitar, signed on the body in silver ink, "Gregg Allman, '05" and &quo...
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Estimates : 700.00 - 900.00
 
 
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Badfinger563 - Badfinger
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Scarce single-sided 10? acetate for the single of Badfinger's classic hit 'Day After Day,' with affixed Apple Records Inc. label filled ...
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Estimates : 700.00 - 900.00
 
 
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Beatles564 - Beatles
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Desirable circa 1963 Parlophone Records promo card of the Beatles during a recording session in the Abbey Road Studios, 5.75 x 3.5, signed on the reve
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Estimates : 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
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Beatles565 - Beatles
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Highly desirable circa 1962 vintage glossy 8.5 x 6.25 promotional photo of the Beatles in modish matching suits, with the notable presence of original
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Estimates : 6,000.00 - 8,000.00
 
 
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