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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Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers820 - Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers
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Classy glossy 8 x 10 photo of the famed dancing duo, signed in black felt tip by Ginger Rogers and in black ink by Fred Astaire. In fine condition, wi
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Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz821 - Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz
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Collection of twenty personal checks, each approximately 8 x 3, dated 1953–1959, all filled out in type and signed by either Ball or Arnaz, including
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Clyde Beatty822 - Clyde Beatty
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Vintage matte-finish 11 x 14 Universal Pictures studio portrait of Beatty in a cheerful close-up pose, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "T...
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Harry Blackstone, Sr823 - Harry Blackstone, Sr
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Vintage glossy 8 x 10 close-up publicity photo of the master magician, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "To Lt. L. A. Estes, with every go...
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Billie Burke824 - Billie Burke
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Vintage matte-finish 9 x 12.75 head-and-shoulders portrait of Burke by Sarony of New York, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "To Mr. Walter...
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Richard Burton825 - Richard Burton
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DS, twenty-two total pages, 8.5 x 13, August 1, 1964. Movie contract between Filmways Motion Pictures and Richard Burton, in which the latter agrees t
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Julia Child826 - Julia Child
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Two TLSs, both signed "Julia," each one page and addressed to journalist Richard Scott Mowrer, the son of Pulitzer Prize-winning columnis...
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Claudette Colbert827 - Claudette Colbert
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Vintage matte-finish 11 x 14 glamour portrait of Colbert wrapped in white fur, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "For Fred Graf, My God—how...
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Gary Cooper828 - Gary Cooper
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DS, one onionskin page, 8.5 x 11, January 15, 1959. Contract amendment between Goetz-Baroda Pictures and Cooper related to payments for "the ph...
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Francis Ford Coppola829 - Francis Ford Coppola
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Attractive color 11 x 17 print for the 1972 film The Godfather, showing various scenes from the crime classic, signed in blue felt tip by Coppola. In
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Lou Costello830 - Lou Costello
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DS, one page, 8.5 x 11, May 14, 1947. In full: "Please be advised that all written notices which you are required or may desire to serve upon m...
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Noel Coward831 - Noel Coward
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Vintage matte-finish 6.25 x 8.25 photo of Coward as Captain E.V. Kinross from the 1942 film In Which We Serve, signed and inscribed in fountain pen,...
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Joan Crawford832 - Joan Crawford
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Vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 photo of Crawford in an attractive close-up pose, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "To Lillian, from, Joan Cra...
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Joan Crawford833 - Joan Crawford
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Appealing matte-finish 8 x 10 George Hurrell reproduction portrait of Crawford in a lovely close-up pose, signed in blue ink, "Gratefully, Joan...
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Joan Crawford834 - Joan Crawford
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Matte-finish 8 x 10 photo of Crawford staring directly into the camera, signed and inscribed in black ink, "To Carroll Davis, from, Joan Crawfo...
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Joan Crawford835 - Joan Crawford
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Stunning vintage pearl-finish 8 x 10 photo of Crawford by George Hurrell, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "To Carol, from Joan Crawford.&...
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Joan Crawford and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr836 - Joan Crawford and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr
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Desirable glossy 8 x 10 photo of the married power couple posing in swimwear circa 1931, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, "Good luck to ...
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Tony Curtis837 - Tony Curtis
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Signed book: Tony Curtis: The Autobiography. First edition. NY: William Morrow and Company, 1993. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.5 x 9.5, 352 pages. Si
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Charlotte Cushman838 - Charlotte Cushman
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Famed lesbian stage actress (1816–1876) whose voice was noted for its full contralto register, enabling her to play both male and female parts. ALS, t
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Bebe Daniels839 - Bebe Daniels
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Uncommon vintage matte-finish 11 x 14 portrait of Daniels by Edward Thayer Monroe, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "To Fred Graf—(My favo...
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Bette Davis840 - Bette Davis
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Vintage matte-finish 10 x 13 studio portrait of Davis in a lovely close-up pose, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "For Ida, from, Bette Da...
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Bette Davis841 - Bette Davis
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Matte-finish 11 x 14 studio portrait of Davis wearing a polka dot blouse and large necklace, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, "Hello to ...
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Dolores Del Rio842 - Dolores Del Rio
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Marvelous vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 glamour portrait of Del Rio resting her head on a white fur collar, signed and inscribed in green ink, "T...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Marlene Dietrich843 - Marlene Dietrich
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Impressive glossy 11 x 14.25 studio portrait of Dietrich, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, "To Louisa, Marlene Dietrich.” In fine condit...
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Jimmy Durante844 - Jimmy Durante
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Vintage matte-finish 11 x 14 photo of Durante wearing a bowler hat and suit and tie, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "To Sammy—For all yo...
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Clint Eastwood845 - Clint Eastwood
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Color glossy 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. Accom
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Alice Faye846 - Alice Faye
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Stunning vintage matte-finish 10.75 x 13.5 studio portrait of Faye by Ray Jones, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "Al, 'You are so ver...
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Errol Flynn847 - Errol Flynn
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Vintage fountain pen signature, "Errol Flynn,” on an off-white 5.75 x 4.25 album page. In fine condition.
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Henry Fonda848 - Henry Fonda
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Superb vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 studio portrait of Fonda from early in his acting career, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "For Jerry, ...
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Loie Fuller849 - Loie Fuller
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Pioneer of modern dance, choreography, and theatrical lighting (1862-1928). Untranslated ALS in French, signed “Loie,” one page, 6 x 7.75, July 16, 19
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Clark Gable850 - Clark Gable
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Personal check, 8.25 x 3.25, filled out and signed by Gable, payable to Encino Pharmacy for $47.43, stamp-dated May 10, 1951. In fine condition.
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Janet Gaynor851 - Janet Gaynor
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Vintage matte-finish 10.5 x 13.5 Otto Dyar portrait of Gaynor with an enchanting gaze, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "To—Mr. and Mrs. C...
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Betty Grable852 - Betty Grable
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Vintage matte-finish 10 x 8 studio portrait of Grable lifting her head from a cushion, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "To Donna Steinert...
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Cary Grant853 - Cary Grant
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Glossy 8 x 10 head-and-shoulders photo of Grant, signed and inscribed in black ink, "To Mary and John De Sant, Cordially, Cary Grant, 1968.” Re...
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Cary Grant854 - Cary Grant
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Fountain pen signature, "Cary Grant,” on a yellow 6 x 4.5 album page. In fine condition, with a removed clipping, easily matted out. Accompanie...
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Sid Grauman855 - Sid Grauman
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Vintage matte-finish 10 x 13.5 portrait of Grauman by Irving Chidnoff of New York, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "Dear Mr. Sprezza—I si...
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Rex Harrison856 - Rex Harrison
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Amusing ALS signed “Rex,” four pages on two sheets, 6.25 x 8, Villa San Genesio letterhead, July 14, [1967]. Letter to composer Leslie Bricusse, in pa
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Sessue Hayakawa857 - Sessue Hayakawa
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Distinguished Japanese actor (1889-1973) best known for his Oscar-nominated portrayal of a prison-camp commander in the film Bridge on the River Kwai.
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Edith Head858 - Edith Head
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Glossy 8 x 10 Paramount Pictures publicity photo of Head playing herself in the 1955 film Lucy Gallant, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, &quo...
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Hugh Hefner859 - Hugh Hefner
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Signed book: The Playboy Book: Forty Years. First edition. Los Angeles: Playboy Enterprises, 1994. Hardcover with dust jacket, 9.5 x 12.25, 368 pages.
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Jim Henson860 - Jim Henson
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Color glossy 8 x 10 Henson Associates publicity photo of Henson surrounded by several of his Muppet friends, signed in the lower border in green felt
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Katharine Hepburn861 - Katharine Hepburn
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Three TLSs, two signed "K. Hepburn" and one signed "Katharine Hepburn," each one page, 5.5 x 8.5 and 6 x 8, personal letterhead....
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Charlton Heston862 - Charlton Heston
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Vintage glossy 8 x 10 Universal Pictures publicity photo of Heston wearing a suit and tie in a handsome full-length pose, signed and inscribed in foun
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Alfred Hitchcock: John Michael Hayes863 - Alfred Hitchcock: John Michael Hayes
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American screenwriter (1919–2008) who collaborated with director Alfred Hitchcock on four films: Rear Window, To Catch a Thief, The Trouble with Harry
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Hollywood864 - Hollywood
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Four documents: a general services contract between the William Morris Agency and Frank Capra for a term of five years, dated October 18, 1957, signed
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Zita Johann865 - Zita Johann
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Glossy 8 x 9.75 full-length photo of Johann as Princess Ankh-es-en-Amon from the 1932 horror classic The Mummy, signed in green felt tip, "With...
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Al Jolson866 - Al Jolson
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DS, two pages both sides, 8.5 x 11, November 2, 1949. Standard AFRA (American Federation of Radio Artists) Exclusive Agency contract between the Willi
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Boris Karloff867 - Boris Karloff
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Vintage pencil signature, "Boris Karloff,” on an off-white 4.75 x 2.25 sheet. Matted and framed with a nameplate and photo of Karloff as Franke...
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Boris Karloff868 - Boris Karloff
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Exceptional vintage matte-finish 5 x 7 head-and-shoulders portrait of the brooding actor, signed in fountain pen, "Sincerely, Boris Karloff.&qu...
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Grace Kelly869 - Grace Kelly
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TLS signed “Grace,” one page, 6 x 7.5, Grace and Rainier monogrammed letterhead, January 30, 1967. Letter to newspaper columnist Leonard Lyons, in ful
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