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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Joan Crawford708 - Joan Crawford
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Vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 seated portrait of Crawford by famed MGM photographer Laszlo Willinger, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "To C...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Bette Davis709 - Bette Davis
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Attractive vintage matte-finish 11 x 14 Vitagraph portrait of Davis in a serene close-up pose, signed and inscribed in white ink, "For Louise W...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Bette Davis710 - Bette Davis
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ALS, two pages, 7 x 10, The Grand Hotel letterhead, April 9, 1972. Letter to a journalist, in part: "I hope the enclosed will be a satisfactory...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Diana Dors711 - Diana Dors
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Glossy 8 x 10 full-length photo of Dors posing seductively in black lace, signed in blue felt tip, "Sincerely yours, Diana Dors.” In very good ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Federico Fellini712 - Federico Fellini
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Glossy 8 x 10 half-length photo of Fellini talking and leaning on a wheel, signed in black felt tip, "Federico Fellini, Roma Dic. 88." In ...
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Clark Gable713 - Clark Gable
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Personal check, 8.25 x 3.25, filled out in type and signed by Gable, payable to Jean Garceau for $126.70, August 15, 1955. In fine condition. Accompan
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Clark Gable714 - Clark Gable
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Bold ink signature, "Clark Gable,” 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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Greta Garbo715 - Greta Garbo
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Greta Garbo's unsigned Savings Department passbook at the Chase Manhattan Bank in New York, sixteen pages, 3.25 x 5.25, account no. 35–518, date...
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Ava Gardner716 - Ava Gardner
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Vintage glossy 7 x 9.25 glamour portrait of Gardner in a striking close-up pose, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "For my chum Robin, with...
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Gilligan's Island717 - Gilligan's Island
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Color satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of the cast of Gilligan's Island, signed and inscribed in felt tip to "Jason" by Sherwood Schwartz, Bo...
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Martha Graham718 - Martha Graham
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Highly influential dancer and choreographer (1894-1991) and creator of over 150 ballets. Vintage color program entitled "Martha Graham and Danc...
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Gloria Grahame719 - Gloria Grahame
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Glossy 8 x 10 full-length photo of Grahame sitting and wearing a large coat as she looks through a pile of programs, signed in black ink. In very good
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Jim Henson720 - Jim Henson
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Circa 1980 color semi-glossy 8 x 10 photo of Henson surrounded by many of his most well-known Muppet creations, signed on his image in black felt tip.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Audrey Hepburn721 - Audrey Hepburn
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Felt tip signature, "Thank you, Audrey Hepburn,” on an off-white 5.5 x 8 sheet of American Airlines stationery. In fine condition.
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison722 - Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison
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Glossy 10.25 x 8 photo of Eliza Doolittle and Professor Henry Higgins from the 1964 film My Fair Lady, signed in blue felt tip by Hepburn and in black
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Grace Kelly723 - Grace Kelly
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Color semi-glossy 5 x 5.75 paperstock photo of Kelly wearing a pink gown and matching jewelry in a lovely half-length pose, signed and inscribed in bl
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Leading Ladies724 - Leading Ladies
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Lovely set of four vintage photos individually signed by a notable leading lady, including: Vintage matte-finish 7.5 x 9.5 photo of Rosalind Russell,
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Leading Men725 - Leading Men
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Appealing set of four vintage photos individually signed by a notable leading man, including: Handsome vintage matte-finish 10 x 13 Ted Allen close-
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Stan Laurel726 - Stan Laurel
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TLS, one page, 8 x 10, personal letterhead, February 28, 1963. Letter to Tim Dalton, in part: "The Roach Studio is to open again shortly under ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Vivien Leigh727 - Vivien Leigh
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TLS, one page, 5.5 x 7, personal letterhead, April 15, 1958. Letter to her close friend Joyce Huddart, in full: "It was so kind of you to send ...
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Marilyn Monroe728 - Marilyn Monroe
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Limited edition 14 x 11 silver gelatin print of a 1953 photo taken by Andre de Dienes, printed in 2005, numbered 51/91, showing Monroe on the ground n
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Marilyn Monroe729 - Marilyn Monroe
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Vintage matte-finish 11 x 14 silver gelatin print of a 1949 photo of Monroe taken by Andre de Dienes, showing the bikini-clad actress crouching in a d
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Marilyn Monroe730 - Marilyn Monroe
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Satin-finish 8 x 10 print of Marilyn Monroe on the beach taken by George Barris during Monroe's final photo shoot in 1962 and printed in the 198...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Marilyn Monroe731 - Marilyn Monroe
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Satin-finish 8 x 10 print of Marilyn Monroe with her hands over her mouth taken by George Barris during Monroe's final photo shoot in 1962 and p...
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Marilyn Monroe732 - Marilyn Monroe
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Satin-finish 8 x 10 print of Marilyn Monroe wearing a sweater on the beach taken by George Barris during Monroe's final photo shoot in 1962 and ...
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Marilyn Monroe733 - Marilyn Monroe
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Satin-finish 10 x 8 print of Marilyn Monroe in a convertible taken by George Barris during Monroe's final photo shoot in 1962 and printed in the...
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Marilyn Monroe734 - Marilyn Monroe
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Glossy 8 x 10 print of Marilyn Monroe in a convertible taken by George Barris during Monroe's final photo shoot in 1962 and printed in the 1980s...
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Marilyn Monroe735 - Marilyn Monroe
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Stunning limited edition 11 x 14 silver gelatin print of a 1954 photo taken by George Barris, printed in 2006, numbered 29/50, showing Monroe in a sex
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Marilyn Monroe: Bert Stern736 - Marilyn Monroe: Bert Stern
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Two high-quality color satin-finish 18.5 x 19.5 photos of Monroe taken by Bert Stern in the iconic 1962 'Last Sitting,' each signed in the l...
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Paul Newman737 - Paul Newman
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Glossy 8 x 10 half-length photo of Henry Gondorff sitting at a poker table in the 1973 film The Sting, signed in blue felt tip by Newman. In fine cond
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Gregory Peck738 - Gregory Peck
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Glossy 8 x 10.5 studio portrait of Peck, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, "For Gisela—Gregory Peck.” In fine condition, with some crease...
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William Powell and Myrna Loy739 - William Powell and Myrna Loy
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Glossy 10 x 8 photo of Nick and Nora Charles from the 1947 film Song of the Thin Man, signed in black felt tip, "Wm. Powell" and "Goo...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Vincent Price740 - Vincent Price
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Vintage matte-finish 11 x 14 studio portrait of Price coolly smoking a cigarette, signed and inscribed in black ink, "For Dorothy, with admirat...
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Sally Rand741 - Sally Rand
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Vintage glossy 6.75 x 9.5 photo of the nude burlesque dancer by Maurice Seymour, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "To Joe Burnick, All goo...
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Christopher Reeve742 - Christopher Reeve
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Color glossy 10 x 8 photo of Superman attempting to fix a set of broken train tracks, signed and inscribed in thin black felt tip, "To Wes—Your...
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Christopher Reeve743 - Christopher Reeve
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Ballpoint signature, "Christopher Reeve,” 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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Charles Ringling744 - Charles Ringling
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One of the famed Ringling Brothers (1863–1926) who parlayed their circus into a multimillion-dollar entertainment enterprise. Attractive Ringling Bros
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Henry Ringling745 - Henry Ringling
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One of the famed Ringling Brothers (1869-1918) who parlayed their circus into a multimillion-dollar entertainment enterprise. Fort Dearborn National B
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Robert Ryan746 - Robert Ryan
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Glossy 8 x 10 studio portrait of Ryan wearing a knit sweater, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "To Elizabeth—sincerely, Robert Ryan.” In f...
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George C. Scott747 - George C. Scott
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Glossy 7.25 x 9.75 20th Century Fox publicity photo of Scott as the titular general, signed in blue felt tip. In fine condition. Accompanied by a full
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Norma Shearer748 - Norma Shearer
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Vintage matte-finish 10 x 13.25 glamour portrait of Shearer resting her chin on her wrist, signed and inscribed in purple fountain pen, "To dea...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Star Trek: Gene Roddenberry749 - Star Trek: Gene Roddenberry
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Color glossy 10 x 8 photo of the Star Trek creator, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, "Best wishes Robert, Gene Roddenberry.” In fine con...
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Star Wars: Carrie Fisher750 - Star Wars: Carrie Fisher
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Color satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of Fisher in her classic 'Slave Leia' costume from Star Wars, signed in gold ink. In very fine condition.
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Barbra Streisand751 - Barbra Streisand
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Attractive glossy 8 x 10 close-up photo of the curly haired entertainer, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, "To Carol, Best, Barbra Streis...
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Tarzan and Hercules752 - Tarzan and Hercules
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Six items: an ink signature of Johnny Weissmuller on an orange 3.25 x 3 sheet, matted with a photo of Weissmuller as Tarzan; a pair of ink signatures
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Shirley Temple753 - Shirley Temple
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Early ALS, one page, 5.5 x 8.5, illustrated personal letterhead, October 2, 1939. Letter to Mr. Kopf, in full: "Thank you very much for the nic...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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General and Mrs. Tom Thumb754 - General and Mrs. Tom Thumb
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Stage names of little people Charles S. Stratton (1838–1883) and Lavinia Warren (1842–1919), who became one of the most popular 'attractions'...
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Johnny Weissmuller755 - Johnny Weissmuller
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Color limited edition 23.5 x 29.5 print entitled 'Tarzan as Portrayed by Johnny Weissmuller,' artist proof edition, depicting several scenes...
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Mae West756 - Mae West
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Glossy 10 x 8 photo of Mae West and W. C. Fields during production of the 1940 film My Little Chickadee, signed in red felt tip by West. In fine condi
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Boston Red Sox vs. All Stars: 1917757 - Boston Red Sox vs. All Stars: 1917
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Game-used baseball from the legendary Tim Murnane Day benefit game played one hundred years ago on September 27, 1917 at Fenway Park, which pitted the
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,000.00
 
 
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