RR Auction: Fine Autographs and Artifacts

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With over 750 outstanding lots, RR Auction’s October Fine Autograph and Artifact Auction opens with a remarkable featured section—‘Innovators of Man and Machine,’ boasting three centuries' worth of the world’s greatest minds: Bernoulli, Watt, Pasteur, Westinghouse, Edison, Einstein, Boeing, and Ferrari are among the autographs offered. The rest of the catalog provides a well-balanced assortment of items from presidents, Declaration of Independence signers, activists, businessmen, world leaders, royalty, military figures, artists, authors, musicians, entertainers, and athletes. A small sampling of top items in the sale: an Albert Einstein handwritten manuscript related to his work on a unified field theory; a 50-letter archive of letters from photographer Alfred Stieglitz to New Yorker critic Lewis Mumford; a Freud letter on the Oedipus complex; a musical quote from Verdi’s ‘La traviata’; a fully signed Beatles promo card; and a game-used baseball from the 1917 Tim Murnane Day benefit game played at Fenway Park. 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 October 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 Lee457 - Harper Lee
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ALS signed “Nelle,” one page both sides, 8.5 x 11, October 1 [2007]. Letter to her close friend and New York neighbor Bruce Higginson, in full: &quo...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Harper Lee458 - Harper Lee
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ALS signed “Nelle,” one page on a bordered 4 x 4 stationery sheet, no date but postmarked October 18, 2007. Brief letter to her close friend and New Y
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sinclair Lewis459 - Sinclair Lewis
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Signed book: Kingsblood Royal. Limited first edition, numbered 70/1050. NY: Random House, 1947. Hardcover with slipcase, 5.75 x 8.25, 348 pages. Signe
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow460 - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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ALS signed “Henry W. Longfellow,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 3.75 x 5, January 10, 1876. Letter to Mrs. Sargent, in part: "I am extre...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Henry Miller461 - Henry Miller
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ALS, one page on the reverse of a 5.5 x 3.25 postcard, September 12, 1944. Written from Big Sur, California, a short letter to Violla Rubber, in full:
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Novelists462 - Novelists
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Group of more than 70 autographs of popular novelists from the sci-fi, thriller, crime, fantasy, and mystery genres, predominately consisting of signa
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Poets and Playwrights463 - Poets and Playwrights
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Collection of more than 75 autographs of poets, playwrights, and screenwriters, predominately consisting of signatures on off-white cards, some inscri
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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John Ruskin464 - John Ruskin
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Influential English art critic and writer (1819–1900). ALS signed “J. Ruskin,” one page, 4.5 x 7, Brantwood letterhead, December 23, 1883. Letter to...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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John Steinbeck465 - John Steinbeck
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Allied Military Currency issued in Italy in 1943 for 10 lire, 3 x 2.5, boldly signed in fountain pen by the author, "John Steinbeck." In f...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Jacqueline Susann466 - Jacqueline Susann
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Two first edition books signed by Susann: Valley of the Dolls (1966), hardcover with dust jacket, signed on the first free end page in blue ballpoint;
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Writers467 - Writers
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Large collection of more than 125 autographs by prominent literary figures, predominately consisting of signatures on off-white cards, some inscribed,
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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William Butler Yeats468 - William Butler Yeats
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Bold fountain pen signature, "W. B. Yeats,” on an off-white 5 x 4 album page. In fine condition, with several horizontal folds, none affecting ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Classical Music469 - Classical Music
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Collection of nine items individually signed by a singer or composer, including: Enrico Caruso (ANS on a postcard), Leo Delibes (ALS on a personal cal
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Edward Elgar470 - Edward Elgar
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ALS, one page, 4.5 x 7, July 5, 1897. Letter to his publisher Novello & Co., in full: "I am feeling rather anxiously to the arrival of the ...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Sergei Prokofiev471 - Sergei Prokofiev
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Eminent and prolific Russian composer (1891–1953) best known for his colorful, rhythmically vigorous works, including symphonies, operas, and much mus
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Giacomo Puccini472 - Giacomo Puccini
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Desirable 3.5 x 5.5 Italian postcard depicting Puccini, signed on the reverse in black ink, "G. Puccini.” In very good condition, with light fo...
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Estimates : 700.00 - 900.00
 
 
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Arthur Sullivan473 - Arthur Sullivan
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English composer (1842–1900) best known for his operatic collaborations with W. S. Gilbert, including H.M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance, and Th
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Estimates : 700.00 - 900.00
 
 
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Giuseppe Verdi474 - Giuseppe Verdi
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Beautifully penned AMQS on an off-white 11.25 x 7.75 sheet, signed at the conclusion in black ink, "G. Verdi," and dated at London, May 24...
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Estimates : 12,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
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Marvin Gaye475 - Marvin Gaye
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Set of seven personal and bank checks, each 6 x 2.75, filled out and signed by Gaye, “Marvin P. Gaye, Jr.,” dated between 1976 and 1979. In overall ve
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Jazz Greats476 - Jazz Greats
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Program for Norman Granz' Jazz at the Philharmonic, 1951, 8.5 x 11, signed inside in ink by seven jazz greats: Flip Phillips, Buddy Rich, Colema...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Huddie ‘Lead Belly’ Ledbetter477 - Huddie ‘Lead Belly’ Ledbetter
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Very rare handwritten set list by Lead Belly, unsigned, written in pencil on an off-white 8.5 x 3.75 sheet, lightly lined, no date but circa 1948–1949
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Thelonious Monk478 - Thelonious Monk
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Vintage fountain pen signature, "Thelonious Monk,” on the reverse of an off-white 4 x 1.75 menu card. Matted with an image of the pianist to an...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Badfinger479 - Badfinger
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Scarce single-sided 10? acetate for the single of Badfinger's classic 'Baby Blue,' with affixed Apple Records Inc. label filled out in t...
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Estimates : 700.00 - 900.00
 
 
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Beatles480 - Beatles
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Amazing vintage Official Beatles Fan Club promo card, 5.5 x 4.25, showing the Beatles in their classic collarless suits, signed on their respective im
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Estimates : 8,500.00 - 9,500.00
 
 
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Beatles481 - Beatles
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Marvelous vintage ballpoint signatures, "Best wishes, Paul McCartney," "Ringo Starr," "John Lennon," and "George ...
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Estimates : 7,000.00 - 9,000.00
 
 
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Beatles: Lennon and McCartney482 - Beatles: Lennon and McCartney
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Two vintage circa late 1963 signatures: a blue ballpoint signature, “John Lennon,” on an off-white 2.75 x 1.5 clipped card; and a black ballpoint sign
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Beatles: Lennon and Harrison483 - Beatles: Lennon and Harrison
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Fantastic set of five vintage color glossy candid photographs of John Lennon and George Harrison taken by former Apple Records Executive Allan Steckle
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Beatles: John Lennon484 - Beatles: John Lennon
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Maclen (Music) Ltd. business check, 7.5 x 3.25, filled out in another hand and signed in bold black felt tip by Lennon, payable to Johnsons of Sunning
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Beatles: John Lennon485 - Beatles: John Lennon
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News release for the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, New York, two pages, 8.5 x 11, dated August 21–September 26, 1971, signed upside down at the t
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Beatles: Paul McCartney486 - Beatles: Paul McCartney
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Electric Arguments CD signed on the front of the slipcase in black felt tip by McCartney. Framed and in fine condition, with light scuffing and scratc
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Chuck Berry487 - Chuck Berry
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Fantastic gold sparkle SX semi-hollowbody right-handed electric guitar with a silhouette design of Chuck Berry, signed on the pickguard in silver ink,
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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David Bowie488 - David Bowie
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ANS signed “David Bowie, XXX,” one page, on a light green 5 x 5.75 trimmed cover from a reception book, no date but circa 1972. Brief note to an emplo
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Bob Dylan489 - Bob Dylan
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Ballpoint signatures and inscriptions, "To Carly & Nick, Best wishes, Bob Dylan," "Carly & Nick, Ronnie Wood," adding a ...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Led Zeppelin490 - Led Zeppelin
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Vintage 8 x 10.25 German magazine photo of Led Zeppelin affixed to a slightly larger yellow sheet, signed in black felt tip by Jimmy Page, manager Pet
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Led Zeppelin: Jimmy Page491 - Led Zeppelin: Jimmy Page
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Super deluxe edition box set of the self-titled debut album from Led Zeppelin, numbered 25/30000, signed and inscribed on the top of the clamshell box
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Pink Floyd492 - Pink Floyd
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Vintage pair of color 10 x 9 German magazine photos affixed to a red 12 x 19.5 sheet, signed on their images in black felt tip by Richard Wright, Roge
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Pink Floyd and T–Rex493 - Pink Floyd and T–Rex
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Double-sided vintage promo leaflet for the 8th National Jazz Blues Festival held at Kempton Park Racecourse, Sunbury–on–Thames on August 9–11, 1968, 5
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Elvis Presley494 - Elvis Presley
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Vintage glossy 7.75 x 9.5 photo of a smiling young Presley, circa 1957, signed in blue ballpoint, "Lovingly, Elvis Presley." This photo da...
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Queen: Freddie Mercury495 - Queen: Freddie Mercury
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Wonderfully amusing circa 1960 'friendship page' removed from an autograph book, measuring 12.5 x 4.25, signed in the middle of the far left...
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Rolling Stones496 - Rolling Stones
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Vintage Decca Records promo card of the Rolling Stones, 5.5 x 4.25, signed in blue ballpoint, "Mick Jagger" and "Charlie Boy, xxx,&qu...
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Estimates : 2,600.00 - 2,800.00
 
 
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Rolling Stones497 - Rolling Stones
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Vintage ballpoint signatures, “Bill Wyman,” “Love, Brian Jones,” “Keith Richards, the Rolling Stones,” “Love, Charlie Boy,” and “Mick Jagger, x,” on t
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Rolling Stones: Mick Jagger498 - Rolling Stones: Mick Jagger
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DS, three pages, 8.25 x 11, June 8, 2000. Berry Bros. & Rudd Ltd. receipt for a large shipment of wine to be delivered to Mick Jagger's Rich...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Rolling Stones: Keith Richards499 - Rolling Stones: Keith Richards
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Cream-bodied Affinity series Fender Squier telecaster electric guitar, signed on the body in black felt tip, "Love, Keith Richards." In fi...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Vintage Rock and Roll500 - Vintage Rock and Roll
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Collection of over 50 items signed by various members of classic rock groups, consisting mostly of German magazine photos and articles, with many phot
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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The Who501 - The Who
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Desirable circa 1970 8 x 11 Pop Foto magazine photo of The Who, signed in blue ballpoint by Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, John Entwistle, and Keith M
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Estimates : 700.00 - 900.00
 
 
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Michael Jackson502 - Michael Jackson
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Impressive color limited edition 30 x 40 lithograph entitled 'The Book' by artist Brett Livingstone Strong, 'Japan' edition numbered...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Amy Winehouse503 - Amy Winehouse
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Lovely color satin-finish 7.75 x 10 photo of Winehouse during a press shoot at the 2007 Movie Awards, signed in black felt tip, "Love, Amy, X.&...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Amy Winehouse504 - Amy Winehouse
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Brit Awards 2004 CD signed on the interior liner notes in black felt tip, "Love, Amy, X," and then again in the same manner on the include...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Maria Callas505 - Maria Callas
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Fountain pen signature, "Cordialmente, Maria Meneghini Callas, 1954,” on an off-white 5 x 3 card. In very fine condition.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Enrico Caruso506 - Enrico Caruso
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Vintage fountain pen signature, "Enrico Caruso,” on an off-white 3.5 x 2.25 sheet. In fine condition.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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