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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Joseph Beuys414 - Joseph Beuys
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Influential German Fluxus, happening, and performance artist (1921–1986) whose work is grounded in concepts of humanism, social philosophy and anthrop
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Romare Bearden415 - Romare Bearden
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African-American artist (1911–1988) noted for his vibrant paintings and collage works. Original felt tip sketch of a woman with a rooster accomplished
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Georges Braque416 - Georges Braque
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Influential French artist (1882–1963) who is best remembered for his contributions to Fauvism and his role in the development of Cubism. Braque’s work
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Estimates : 3,500.00 - 4,500.00
 
 
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Alexander Calder417 - Alexander Calder
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Fantastic archive of correspondence from Calder to his friend and banker Mr. Beverly Iszard, comprised of 19 ALSs, all signed “Sandy” except for one s
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Estimates : 18,000.00 - 20,000.00
 
 
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Mary Cassatt418 - Mary Cassatt
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Extremely rare partly-printed DS, signed three times, “Mary S. Cassatt,” one page both sides, 8 x 10, February 28, 1876. Customs declaration allowing
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Estimates : 6,000.00 - 8,000.00
 
 
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Mary Cassatt419 - Mary Cassatt
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ALS in French, one page both sides, 5 x 6.75, February 8, no year. Untranslated letter in which Cassatt expresses how flattered she is to be able to c
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Estimates : 3,500.00 - 4,500.00
 
 
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Salvador Dali420 - Salvador Dali
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Magnificent signed book: Essays of Michel de Montaigne. Limited illustrated edition. NY: Doubleday, 1947. Hardcover, 7 x 9.75, 472 pages. Signed and i
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Estimates : 15,000.00 - 20,000.00
 
 
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Edgar Degas421 - Edgar Degas
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Important French painter and sculptor (1834–1917), one of the seminal figures of Impressionism, best known for his images of dancers. ALS in French, s
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Estimates : 4,500.00 - 5,500.00
 
 
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Eugene Delacroix422 - Eugene Delacroix
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French artist (1798-1863) who takes a place in the first rank of painters in the Romantic tradition and whose mastery of color and technique inspired
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Estimates : 3,500.00 - 4,500.00
 
 
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Jean Dubuffet423 - Jean Dubuffet
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French painter and sculptor (1901–1985) known for founding the 'Art Brut' movement. Signed book: Tremolo sur l'Oeil. First edition, limi...
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Marcel Duchamp424 - Marcel Duchamp
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French painter (1887-1968) known for ‘Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2.’ Collection of five ALSs in French, all written to Jacques Brunius between 1
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Estimates : 16,000.00 - 18,000.00
 
 
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James Ensor425 - James Ensor
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Belgian painter and printmaker (1860-1949) who was an important influence on expressionism and surrealism. ALS in French, three pages on two adjoining
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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James Ensor426 - James Ensor
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Belgian painter and printmaker (1860-1949) who was an important influence on expressionism and surrealism. Rare vintage 6.75 x 9 book photo of Ensor i
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Lucian Freud427 - Lucian Freud
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Extremely desirable ALS signed “Lucian,” one page, 8 x 9, no date, but circa mid-1940s. A hand-colored love letter to Felicity Hellaby, in full: “I ha
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Estimates : 30,000.00 - 40,000.00
 
 
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Paul Gauguin428 - Paul Gauguin
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Important French post-Impressionist painter (1848–1903) recognized for his experimental use of color and synthetist style. In 1891, he traveled to Tah
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Estimates : 30,000.00 - 40,000.00
 
 
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Alberto Giacometti429 - Alberto Giacometti
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Influential Swiss artist (1901–1966) best known for his instantly recognizable sculptural portrayals of the human form. Scarce ALS in French, two page
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Estimates : 8,000.00 - 9,000.00
 
 
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Jeremiah Goodman430 - Jeremiah Goodman
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Legendary interiors illustrator (born 1922) whose unique style interprets interiors by focusing on the essence of the spaces and settings depicted. Fa
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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David Hockney431 - David Hockney
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Signed book: Hockney Paints the Stage. First edition. Minneapolis: Walker Arts Center. Hardcover with dust jacket, 10.5 x 10.5, 227 pages. Signed and
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Estimates : 6,000.00 - 8,000.00
 
 
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Winslow Homer432 - Winslow Homer
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ALS in pencil, signed “Winslow Homer N. A.,” one page, lightly lined, 8 x 10.5, November 2, 1892. A letter of recommendation written from his Scarboro
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Antonio Lopez433 - Antonio Lopez
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Leading fashion illustrator (1843–1987) whose work appeared in such publications as Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Interview, and the New York Ti...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Andre Masson434 - Andre Masson
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French artist (1896–1987) associated with the movements of Cubism and Surrealism. ALS in French, one page, 7.25 x 10, May 17, 1967. Untranslated lette
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Rene Magritte435 - Rene Magritte
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Remarkable sketchbook titled on the cover “Le Probleme du Fantome,” 4 x 5.5, circa 1946, containing 49 original sketches by Magritte in ink and pencil
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Estimates : 150,000.00 - 200,000.00
 
 
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Henri Matisse436 - Henri Matisse
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ALS in French, one page, 8.25 x 10.5, March 4, 1910. Letter to Swedish painter Einar Jolin and his fellow students, telling the students that they sho
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Joan Miro437 - Joan Miro
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Vintage fountain pen signature, "Espagne (Tarragone) Montroig, 7.8.29, au pour souvenir de, Miro!,” on the reverse of a 3.5 x 5.5 Spanish postc...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Claude Monet438 - Claude Monet
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Desirable ALS, two pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.25 x 8.25, Giverny Par Vernon letterhead, March 21, 1906. In part (translated): "In reply t...
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Estimates : 6,000.00 - 8,000.00
 
 
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Francesco Mazzola Parmigianino439 - Francesco Mazzola Parmigianino
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Original etching on laid paper, entitled 'The Mystic Marriage of Saint Catherine,' by Giulio Bonasone after the painting by Parmigianino, 6 ...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Pablo Picasso440 - Pablo Picasso
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ALS in pencil in Spanish, signed “Picasso,” one page on the reverse of a 12.5 x 9.25 menu, no date. Picasso writes to thank his friend for sending him
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Estimates : 15,000.00 - 20,000.00
 
 
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Pablo Picasso441 - Pablo Picasso
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Original 20 x 28.5 poster for a 1958 exhibition of sculptures and drawings at the Maison de la Pensee Francaise, Paris, published in an edition of 800
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Pablo Picasso442 - Pablo Picasso
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Desirable color postcard depicting Picasso’s 1901 painting ‘La Corrida,’ 5.75 x 4, signed vertically in the left border in black ballpoint, “Picasso.”
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Camille Pissarro443 - Camille Pissarro
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Highly regarded French painter (1830-1903), and one of the leading figures of the impressionist movement, best known for his distinctive pointillist s
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Estimates : 3,500.00 - 4,500.00
 
 
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Arthur Rackham444 - Arthur Rackham
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Magnificent original illustration for the 1904 Chapman and Hall edition of The Peradventures of Private Pagett by Major W. P. Drury, accomplished in g
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Estimates : 3,500.00 - 4,500.00
 
 
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Man Ray445 - Man Ray
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Contributor to the Dada and Surrealist movements (1890–1976) best known for his experimental photography. TLS signed “Man,” one onionskin page, 8.25 x
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Pierre-Auguste Renoir446 - Pierre-Auguste Renoir
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Superb matte-finish 7.25 x 10 photographic image of one of Renoir's seascape paintings, signed in the lower border in black ink, "Renoir,&q...
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Pierre-Auguste Renoir447 - Pierre-Auguste Renoir
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Crisply penned ALS in French, signed “Renoir,” one gridded page, 5 x 7, May 30, 1894. Letter to the art collector Arsene Alexandre, in full (translate
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,000.00
 
 
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Auguste Rodin448 - Auguste Rodin
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Personal calling card imprinted with Rodin’s name and studio address in Paris, 3.5 x 1.75, bearing an unsigned note in French by Rodin. In fine condit
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Auguste Rodin449 - Auguste Rodin
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ALS in French, signed “Rodin,” one page both sides, 8 x 5.25, Rue de l'Universite stamped letterhead, no date. Letter to his friend and staunch ...
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Estimates : 6,000.00 - 8,000.00
 
 
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Charles M. Russell450 - Charles M. Russell
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Eminent American artist and illustrator (1864–1926) best known for his evocative images of the people and landscapes of the American West. Signed book
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Egon Schiele451 - Egon Schiele
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Influential, forward-looking Austrian artist (1890–1918) who takes a place among the leading figures of the Expressionist movement of the early 20th c
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Estimates : 7,000.00 - 9,000.00
 
 
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Yves Saint Laurent452 - Yves Saint Laurent
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Striking original circa 1985 large-format jacket and dress ensemble design sketch accomplished by Saint Laurent in graphite and colored inks on an off
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Estimates : 8,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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Yves Saint Laurent453 - Yves Saint Laurent
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Interesting limited edition portfolio entitled "Kouros," consisting of ten color prints plus accompanying text, numbered 909/999 (of a tot...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Ernest Shepard454 - Ernest Shepard
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ALS signed “Ernest H. Shepard,” one page, 5.25 x 7, personal letterhead, October 26, 1967. Letter to Miss Evelyn B. Byrne, in part: "Many thank...
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Chaim Soutine455 - Chaim Soutine
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Russian painter of Belarusian Jewish origin (1893–1943) who made a major contribution to the expressionist movement while living in Paris. ALS in Fren
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Estimates : 7,500.00 - 8,500.00
 
 
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Andy Warhol456 - Andy Warhol
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Signed book: The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (From A to B & Back Again). Later printing. NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1975. Hardcover with dust ...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec457 - Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
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Exceptional ALS signed “H. de Toulouse Lautrec,” one page both sides, lightly gridded, 8.25 x 10.5, no date, but circa 1894. Letter to his publisher a
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Estimates : 12,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
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Oswald Achenbach458 - Oswald Achenbach
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Important German realist landscape painter and art teacher (1827–1905). ALS in German, signed “Osw. Achenbach,” four pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Ansel Adams459 - Ansel Adams
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Highly appealing Hasselblad Black & White Photography booklet, 5.75 x 8.25, twenty-seven pages, signed on the inside of the front cover in black...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Ansel Adams460 - Ansel Adams
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TLS signed “Ansel,” one page, 8.5 x 11, personal letterhead, June 18, 1961. Written from Yosemite, a letter to photographer Nick Dean, in full: &quo...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Gutzon Borglum461 - Gutzon Borglum
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TLS, one page, 6 x 8, personal letterhead, January 31, 1917. Brief letter to John A. Stewart, in full: "A–MEN, to all you say I add amen, and t...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Frederick Arthur Bridgman462 - Frederick Arthur Bridgman
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American artist known for his paintings of 'Orientalist' subjects (1847–1928). Uncommon ALS in French, signed “F. A. Bridgman,” four pages o...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Fashion Designers463 - Fashion Designers
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Collection of eight items signed by fashion designers, some inscribed, including: Gianni Versace (signature), Emanuel Ungaro (signature), Valentino Ga
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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