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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Classical Music507 - Classical Music
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Set of six photos individually signed by a notable composer or songwriter, including: a vintage matte-finish 4 x 5 portrait of Franz Lehar, signed and
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Composers508 - Composers
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Collection of AMQSs by 16 notable composers, the majority penned on off-white 8 x 5 sheets, with several inscribed to “Tim O’Flynn.” Composers include
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Arthur Honegger509 - Arthur Honegger
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Eminent Swiss composer (1892–1955) best known for the evocative orchestral work Pacific 231. AMQS on an off-white 5 x 3 card, signed below in fountain
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Joseph Joachim510 - Joseph Joachim
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ALS, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.25 x 7, no date. Interesting letter mentioning Louis Spohr and Clara Schumann, in part: "I was so h...
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Pietro Mascagni511 - Pietro Mascagni
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ALS in Italian, signed “P. Mascagni,” two pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.25 x 7, June 17, 1897. In full (translated): "I warmly congratulate ...
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Giacomo Meyerbeer512 - Giacomo Meyerbeer
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ALS in German, signed “Meyerbeer,” one page, 5.25 x 8.25, no date. Letter to Mr. Herz, in full (translated): "You haven't informed me as of...
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Luciano Pavarotti513 - Luciano Pavarotti
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Large semi-glossy 12.5 x 10.5 portrait of the great tenor affixed to a 16 x 20 mount, prominently signed and inscribed on the mount in black felt tip
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Richard Strauss514 - Richard Strauss
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Vintage German program for a concert by the Dusseldorf City Orchestra and Richard Strauss, held in the Festival Hall of the Zoological Garden on April
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Igor Stravinsky515 - Igor Stravinsky
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Vintage ink signature, "Igor Stravinksy, Chicago, 22–1–35,” on an off-white 2.75 x 2 card. In fine condition. Accompanied by an unsigned postca...
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Hector Villa-Lobos516 - Hector Villa-Lobos
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Brazilian composer and conductor (1887–1959) whose many compositions include twelve symphonies, as well as operas, large-scale symphonic poems, concer
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B. B. King517 - B. B. King
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Small poster for King's appearance at The Channel in Boston on April 9, 1984, 11 x 17, signed in black felt tip by King. In very good to fine co...
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B. B. King518 - B. B. King
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Handsome glossy 8 x 10 publicity photo of King early into his career by James J. Kriegmann, signed in blue felt tip by King. In very fine condition.
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Freddie King519 - Freddie King
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My Feeling for the Blues promotional album signed on the front cover in black ballpoint, "Best wishes, Freddie King." In fine condition. T...
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Sonny Rollins520 - Sonny Rollins
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Glossy 8 x 10 photo of Rollins holding his saxophone and smoking a cigarette, boldly signed in silver ink. In very fine condition.
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Harry Ruby521 - Harry Ruby
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Prolific American songwriter (1895–1974) whose works, many of which were prominently featured in the films of the Marx Brothers and Eddie Cantor, incl
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Johnny Cash522 - Johnny Cash
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Ballpoint signature, "Thanks Wogen, I had a good time! Johnny Cash,” on an off-white 9.25 x 7.75 sheet removed from a guest book. Collector'...
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John Denver523 - John Denver
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Glossy 8 x 10 RCA publicity photo of the country star in a mountainous landscape, signed in black felt tip, "Peace! John Denver." In fine ...
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Ferre Grignard524 - Ferre Grignard
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Belgian skiffle-singer (1939–1982) who earned international acclaim with 1965 hits 'Ring Ring, I've Got To Sing' and 'My Crucified J...
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Joni MItchell525 - Joni MItchell
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Color semi-glossy 8 x 11 paperstock photo of Mitchell in a half-length pose, removed from a program book and signed in black felt tip. In fine conditi
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AC/DC527 - AC/DC
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Fly on the Wall album signed on the front cover in blue or black felt tip by Angus and Malcolm Young, Simon Wright, and Cliff Williams, with all but W
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Aerosmith528 - Aerosmith
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Semi-glossy 8 x 10 Geffen publicity photo of Aerosmith from circa 1994, signed in blue felt tip by Brad Whitford, and in black felt tip by Steven Tyle
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Allman Brothers529 - Allman Brothers
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The Allman Brothers at Fillmore East album signed on the front cover in black felt tip by Dickey Betts, and in silver ink by Gregg Allman, Butch Truck
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The Beach Boys530 - The Beach Boys
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High Water album signed on the front cover in blue felt tip by Brian Wilson, Al Jardine, Mike Love, Bruce Johnston, and David Marks, who adds lyrics t
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Beatles: John Lennon531 - Beatles: John Lennon
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Limited edition 9 x 12 silkscreen print of Lennon's handwritten lyrics for the song "Borrowed Time," numbered 474/1000. The lyrics, da...
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Beatles: Ringo Starr532 - Beatles: Ringo Starr
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Glossy 8 x 10 photo of Ringo playing his Ludwig drum kit on the rocky shoreline from the movie Help!, signed in blue ballpoint. In very fine condition
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Beatles: Klaus Voormann533 - Beatles: Klaus Voormann
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Revolver album signed vertically on the front cover in black felt tip by Voormann. In fine condition, with light scuffing. The record is included.
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Chuck Berry534 - Chuck Berry
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Two photos: a glossy 11 x 14 photo of Berry doing his famed duck walk, signed in black felt tip; and a glossy 8 x 9.5 publicity photo of Berry at the
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Blind Melon535 - Blind Melon
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No Rain CD single signed on the front cover in black felt tip by Shannon Hoon, Brad Smith, Rogers Stevens, Christopher Thorn, and Glenn Graham. In fin
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Bon Jovi536 - Bon Jovi
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Program for the 2007–08 Lost Highway tour, 11 x 16, signed on the front cover in black felt tip by Richie Sambora, Tico Torres, and David Bryan, and o
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Boomtown Rats537 - Boomtown Rats
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The Fine Art of Surfacing album signed on the front cover in black felt tip by Johnnie Fingers, Pete Briquette, Gerry Cott, Garry Roberts, Simon Crowe
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David Bowie538 - David Bowie
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Glossy 8 x 10 close-up photo of David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust, signed and inscribed in black ink, "For Tommy, thanks, Bowie, 80.” In fine condi...
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David Bowie539 - David Bowie
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Ballpoint signature of David Bowie, who adds the year, "93," on a white 5.25 x 3.25 Isolar compliments card. In fine condition. Accompanie...
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Eric Clapton540 - Eric Clapton
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Satin-finish 8 x 10 Reprise Records publicity photo, signed in black felt tip, "Eric Clapton, 94." In fine condition.
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Eric Clapton and Robert Cray541 - Eric Clapton and Robert Cray
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Cover for a 1986 tour program entitled "Clapton, Collins, Phillinganes, East, '86," 9.5 x 11.25, signed in blue ballpoint, "Eric ...
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Alice Cooper542 - Alice Cooper
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School's Out album signed on the front cover in blue felt tip, "Alice Cooper," "School's Out for Summer, Dennis Dunaway,"...
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Deep Purple543 - Deep Purple
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Perfect Strangers album signed on the front cover in black felt tip by Jon Lord, Roger Glover, Ian Paice, and Ian Gillan. In fine condition, with some
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Bo Diddley and Buddy Guy544 - Bo Diddley and Buddy Guy
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Two photos: Color glossy 8 x 10 photo of Diddley with his trademark red rectangular guitar, signed in blue felt tip, "Bo Diddley 96." In ...
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Dire Straits545 - Dire Straits
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Program for Dire Straits’ world tour of 1985–1986, 11 x 11, forty-eight pages, signed on the front cover in black felt tip by Mark Knopfler, John Ills
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Emerson, Lake, and Palmer546 - Emerson, Lake, and Palmer
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Set of four vintage German magazine photos or articles of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, ranging in size from 10 x 12.25 to 19 x 12.25, each signed in ...
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Foreigner547 - Foreigner
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Self-titled debut album signed and inscribed on the front cover in blue felt tip, "To Pat, All the Best! Lou Gramm," "Mick Jones,&quo...
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Jefferson Airplane548 - Jefferson Airplane
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Cream-colored Crescent electric guitar, signed on the off-white pickguard in black felt tip by Paul Kantner, Jack Casady, Marty Balin, and Jorma Kauko
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Jefferson Airplane549 - Jefferson Airplane
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Souvenir printed lyrics for the song 'White Rabbit' on a yellow 8.5 x 11 cardstock sheet with images of Grace Slick and the white rabbit in ...
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Jethro Tull: Anderson, Ian550 - Jethro Tull: Anderson, Ian
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Three albums, each signed on the front cover in black felt tip, "Hello, Ian Anderson," including: War Child, Too Old to Rock 'n' R...
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Billy Joel551 - Billy Joel
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An Innocent Man album signed on the front cover in blue felt tip. In fine condition, with a bit of light scuffing. The record is included. Consignor n
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King Crimson552 - King Crimson
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Vrooom Vrooom CD insert signed in silver ink by Robert Fripp, Adrian Belew, Tony Levin, Trey Gunn, Bill Bruford, and Pat Mastelotto. In fine condition
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Little Richard553 - Little Richard
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Two photos: Glossy 10 x 8 photo of Little Richard wildly playing the piano, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition. Accompanied by a full letter
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Lynyrd Skynyrd554 - Lynyrd Skynyrd
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Rare series 1976 two dollar bill retrieved from the tragic site of the 1977 Lynyrd Skynyrd plane crash. The note belonged to former Lynyryd Skynyrd gu
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Monterey Pop Festival555 - Monterey Pop Festival
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Uncommon and highly desirable program for the 1967 Monterey International Pop Festival, 8.25 x 10.75, 80 pages, filled with colorful psychedelic desig
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Mott the Hoople556 - Mott the Hoople
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All the Young Dudes album signed on the front cover in black felt tip, "Verden Allen," "Love, Buffin, xx," "Mick Ralphs,&qu...
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Oasis557 - Oasis
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(What's the Story) Morning Glory? CD signed on individual pages of the CD booklet in blue and black felt tip by Liam Gallagher, Noel Gallagher, ...
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