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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Neil Armstrong356 - Neil Armstrong
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Fantastic vintage uninscribed official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Armstrong in his white space suit, boldly signed in felt tip. In fine condition
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Neil Armstrong357 - Neil Armstrong
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Official color 7.25 x 9 NASA photo of Armstrong posing in his white space suit against a lunar background, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, “To
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Astronauts358 - Astronauts
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Collection of twenty-three items individually signed by an astronaut, consisting mostly of FDCs, commemorative covers, and 5 x 3 cards, with names inc
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Alan Bean359 - Alan Bean
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Color semi-glossy 7.75 x 9.75 full-length photo of Bean descending the ladder of the Lunar Module Intrepid, signed in gold ink, "Alan Bean, Apo...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Gene Cernan360 - Gene Cernan
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Color satin-finish 14 x 11 photo of Cernan with the American flag on the lunar surface, signed in blue felt tip. In very good to fine condition, with
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Gene Cernan361 - Gene Cernan
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Color semi-glossy 9.75 x 7.75 full-length photo of Commander Cernan standing on the lunar surface between the American flag and the lunar rover, signe
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Gordon Cooper362 - Gordon Cooper
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Color satin-finish 8 x 10 red-numbered NASA photo of Cooper in his Project Mercury suit, signed in red felt tip, "Best wishes, Gordon Cooper.&q...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Gordon Cooper363 - Gordon Cooper
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Color satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of the MA-9 launchpad, signed in black felt tip, "Mercury Atlas 9 ready for launch! Gordon Cooper, May 1963.&qu...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Yuri Gagarin364 - Yuri Gagarin
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Vintage color 4 x 6 postcard photo of Gagarin in his military uniform, vertically signed in blue ink. In fine condition.
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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John Glenn365 - John Glenn
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Vintage official glossy 8 x 10.5 NASA publicity photo of Glenn in a handsome suit and bow tie, neatly signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "Be...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Chris Kraft and Gene Kranz366 - Chris Kraft and Gene Kranz
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Collection of four signed photos: a color glossy 8 x 10 NASA photo of Kraft posing with a model of the LM, signed in black felt tip, "Best rega...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Gene Kranz367 - Gene Kranz
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Color glossy 10 x 8 photo of Kranz and other members of mission control watching Commander Neil Armstrong on a large overhead monitor, signed in the l
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Mercury Astronauts368 - Mercury Astronauts
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Limited edition color semi-glossy 9.75 x 7.75 photo of images honoring astronauts of the Mercury program, numbered 169/300, signed in black felt tip b
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Mission Control369 - Mission Control
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Satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of Mission Control celebrating the successful splashdown and recovery of Apollo 13, signed in black felt tip by Gene Kranz.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Moonwalkers370 - Moonwalkers
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Collection of three items signed by moonwalkers: a gold ink signature, "Alan Shepard," on a black card matted with a color glossy photo of...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Carl Sagan371 - Carl Sagan
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TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, Cornell University letterhead, May 18, 1982. Letter to Letha Toms, in full: "Belated but sincere thanks for the gift o...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Wally Schirra372 - Wally Schirra
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Semi-glossy 7.75 x 9.75 photo of Wally Schirra posing in his Mercury space suit with arms akimbo, signed in black felt tip. Double-matted and framed t
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Alan Shepard373 - Alan Shepard
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Felt tip signature, "Alan Shepard,” on a white 2 x 1 bookplate. Matted with a color photo of Shepard holding the American flag on the surface o...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Alan Shepard374 - Alan Shepard
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Uncommon felt tip signature, "Al Shepard, Lunar Golfer,” on a white 4 x 1.5 card. Matted with a photo of him golfing on the moon to an overall ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Skylab 2375 - Skylab 2
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Vintage color matte-finish 9.5 x 7.5 photo of the first manned Skylab crew in their white space suits, affixed to a 14 x 11 mount, signed and inscribe
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Skylab 3376 - Skylab 3
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Vintage color satin-finish 9.5 x 7.5 photo of the second manned Skylab crew, affixed to a 14 x 10.75 mount, signed and inscribed on the mount in black
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Space Discoveries377 - Space Discoveries
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Uncommon commemorative cover for “A Christmas Eve Prayer From Lunar Orbit,” 11 x 8.5, published by S. M. Kessler, featuring quotes from the crew of Ap
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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STS-1378 - STS-1
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Official color 10 x 8 NASA lithograph of the first Space Shuttle crew in their orange flight suits, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, "To...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Valentina Tereshkova379 - Valentina Tereshkova
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Color 4 x 6 postcard photo of Tereshkova wearing her medals, signed in blue ink in Cyrillic. In fine condition.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Wernher von Braun380 - Wernher von Braun
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Fountain pen signature, "Wernher von Braun,” on an off-white 4 x 1.75 slip affixed to a same-size card. In fine condition.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi381 - Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi
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Rare ALS in English, three pages on two sheets, 4.5 x 7, December 21, 1882. Letter to "Mr. Brown," describing the Statue of Liberty. In pa...
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Mathew Brady383 - Mathew Brady
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Early American photographer (1922–1896) known for his scenes of the Civil War and for his portraits of eminent politicians and other illustrious Ameri
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Estimates : 8,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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Marc Chagall384 - Marc Chagall
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Rare unsigned book: The Lithographs of Chagall, Volume I. NY: George Braziller, 1960. Hardcover with dust jacket, 10 x 12.75, 220 pages. The book repr
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Georgia O'Keeffe385 - Georgia O'Keeffe
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ALS, one page, 7.25 x 10.5, blind-embossed The Shelton—New York letterhead, March 29, 1927. Letter to noted writer and critic Lewis Mumford, in part:
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Norman Rockwell386 - Norman Rockwell
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Superb original painting by Norman Rockwell of R. E. Roberson as fifth president of the American Mutual Insurance Company, oil on canvasboard, 19 x 22
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Estimates : 18,000.00 - 20,000.00
 
 
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Frederic Remington and Theodore Roosevelt387 - Frederic Remington and Theodore Roosevelt
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Extremely desirable vintage off-white 4.75 x 7.5 album page signed on both sides: an ink signature, "Frederic Remington, New Rochelle, N.Y., 19...
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Auguste Rodin388 - Auguste Rodin
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Fantastic ALS in French, signed “Rodin,” two pages on two adjoining sheets, 4 x 6.25, no date. Gracious letter thanking his correspondent for visiting
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Alfred Stieglitz389 - Alfred Stieglitz
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Photographer and modern art promoter (1864–1946), husband of Georgia O'Keeffe, who was instrumental over his fifty-year career in making photogr...
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Estimates : 40,000.00 - 50,000.00
 
 
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Ernest Shepard390 - Ernest Shepard
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English artist and book illustrator (1879-1976) known especially for his human-like animals in illustrations for Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne. ALS s
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Louis C. Tiffany391 - Louis C. Tiffany
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Rare unsigned book: The Art Work of Louis C. Tiffany. First edition, one of the 492 printed on Japan paper for private distribution. Garden City, NY:
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Estimates : 1,600.00 - 1,800.00
 
 
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Andy Warhol392 - Andy Warhol
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Color 22.75 x 35 poster entitled 'Levi's 501 Jeans,' signed in the lower border in black felt tip by Warhol. Rolled and in fine conditio...
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Estimates : 1,800.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Stow Wengenroth393 - Stow Wengenroth
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Renowned American artist and lithographer (1906–1978) known for his detailed depictions of the seascapes and landscapes of New England. Group of three
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Stanford White394 - Stanford White
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Distinguished American architect (1853–1906) who was a leading figure of the ‘Beaux Arts’ movement, best known for his opulent mansions and for the se
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Ansel Adams395 - Ansel Adams
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Cardstock brochure for a 1981 documentary program about Adams featuring his classic 1945 photo 'Mount Williamson, The Sierra Nevada, from Manzan...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Yaacov Agam396 - Yaacov Agam
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Color 22 x 33 poster for the 'Beyond the Visible' exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum from September 25–November 2, 1980, signed in red and ...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Willem de Kooning397 - Willem de Kooning
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Color 23 x 35 poster for the 1974 opening exhibition of the Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum featuring de Kooning's painting entitled 'Que...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Al Hirschfeld398 - Al Hirschfeld
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Color limited edition 9.25 x 12.25 lithograph of Hirschfeld's 1941 painting 'Trance Dancer Bali,' numbered 6/50, from the Harlem as Seen...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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David Hockney399 - David Hockney
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Color 27 x 39 poster for the nineteenth New York Film Festival presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center at Alice Tully Hall, September 25–Octob
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Sol LeWitt400 - Sol LeWitt
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Desirable sketch and handwritten note on the reverse of a 5.5 x 4 postcard, June 18, 1983, in full: "Unfortunately I do not send autographs but...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Leroy Neiman401 - Leroy Neiman
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Color 22.5 x 34.5 lithograph of a Leroy Neiman painting entitled "'Manager of the Year,' Tony La Russa," showing the Oakland Athle...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Robert Rauschenberg402 - Robert Rauschenberg
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Color 21 x 31 poster for the "Gala Grand Open" at Ruth Eckerd Hall on January 7, 1984, signed in the lower right in black felt tip, "...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Washington A. Roebling403 - Washington A. Roebling
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American civil engineer (1837–1926) best known for supervising the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, which was initially designed by his father Joh
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Victor Vasarely404 - Victor Vasarely
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Circa 1980 color 26 x 34 poster for the "Art Expo" featuring one of Vasarely's colorful geometric designs, signed in silver ink. In fi...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Andy Warhol405 - Andy Warhol
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Signed book: The Philosophy of Andy Warhol. First edition, first printing. NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1975. Hardcover with dust jacket, 5.75 x 8.5
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Estimates : 1,800.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Andy Warhol406 - Andy Warhol
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Series 1953 B two dollar bill, prominently signed in black felt tip by Warhol. In fine condition. Emile de Antonio had been pressuring Eleanor Ward to
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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