RR Auction: Fine Autographs and Artifacts

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Boasting almost 1,300 lots, RR Auction’s massive August Fine Autographs and Artifacts auction features highlighted World War II and Animation sections, in addition to a vast array of material spanning history, entertainment, and the arts. The historic World War II section features uniforms, autographs, and weapons from the conflict, including a surrendered Japanese sword. Animation includes original Disney production cels, beautiful hand-painted concept artwork, and autographs from the greatest names in the industry. Other top lots in the sale include an autograph letter from revered economist Adam Smith, an amazing original sketch by Paul Cezanne, an oversized portrait of Oscar Wilde, and multiple pieces signed by Marilyn Monroe. 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 August 2018.
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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Edvard Grieg660 - Edvard Grieg
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Important Norwegian composer and pianist (1843–1907) whose works, often with a strong nationalistic flavor, include such repertory staples as the inci
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Antonin Dvorak661 - Antonin Dvorak
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Esteemed Czech composer (1841–1904) of orchestral and chamber music, best known for his Symphony No. 9, 'From the New World.' Superb AMQS by...
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,000.00
 
 
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Franz Lehar662 - Franz Lehar
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Austro-Hungarian composer (1870–1948) best known for his operettas. AMQS on an off-white 7.25 x 3.5 sheet, signed below and dated May 16, 1912. Lehar
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Niccolo Paganini663 - Niccolo Paganini
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Amazing ALS in Italian, signed "N. Paganini," one page both sides, 8.75 x 10.25, July 1, 1828. Letter to a Genoa-born ship owner and merch...
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Estimates : 12,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
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Giacomo Puccini664 - Giacomo Puccini
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Superb double AMQS in pencil on both sides of a 5.5 x 3.5 postcard featuring a portrait of Puccini in profile. On the front, Puccini pens two bars fro
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Giacomo Puccini665 - Giacomo Puccini
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Scarce ALS in Italian, signed “G. Puccini,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 7, April 8, 1894. In part (translated): "Unfortunately, ...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Sergei Rachmaninoff666 - Sergei Rachmaninoff
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Vintage glossy 7.5 x 9.75 photo of the virtuoso seated and playing the piano in a half-length profile pose by New York photographer Herman Mishkin, si
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Sergei Rachmaninoff667 - Sergei Rachmaninoff
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AMQS on an off-white 4.25 x 6.75 sheet, crisply signed below in ink, "Sergei Rachmaninoff, Boston, 20 December, 1909." Rachmaninoff pens f...
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Estimates : 6,000.00 - 8,000.00
 
 
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Maurice Ravel668 - Maurice Ravel
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Highly influential French composer (1875-1937) who remains unsurpassed in his imaginative use of instrumental color in his operas, brilliantly scored
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Gioacchino Rossini669 - Gioacchino Rossini
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Important Italian composer (1792–1868) who became one of the seminal figures in the history of opera with such repertoire staples as The Barber of Sev
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Estimates : 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
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Giuseppe Verdi670 - Giuseppe Verdi
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Extremely desirable AMQS on an off-white 8.5 x 5.75 album page, signed "G. Verdui," and dated 1896. Verdi pens two bars from his acclaimed...
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Estimates : 8,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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Henri Vieuxtemps671 - Henri Vieuxtemps
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Belgian composer and violinist (1820–1881) considered an essential part of the Franco-Belgian violin school during the mid-19th century. Handsome 4.25
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Richard Wagner672 - Richard Wagner
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ALS in German, one page, 5.25 x 8.5, October 23, no year. Untranslated letter to "Herr Fritzsche," presumably his publisher, to whom he re...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Richard Wagner673 - Richard Wagner
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Important German composer (1813–1883) who single-handedly revolutionized opera and attained status as one of the most influential geniuses in the hist
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,000.00
 
 
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Louis Armstrong674 - Louis Armstrong
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Scarce ALS signed “Satchmo, Louis Armstrong,” four pages, 8.5 x 11, January 20, 1970. Letter to Erich Kauffmann, in full: "Enclosed is a 'T...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Eubie Blake675 - Eubie Blake
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Autograph musical manuscript in pencil by Eubie Blake, seven pages on four musically-lined sheets, 9.5 x 12.5, no date but marked on each page with Bl
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Miles Davis676 - Miles Davis
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Glossy 5 x 7 CBS Records publicity photo of Davis in a half-length seated pose holding his trumpet, signed in blue felt tip. In very fine condition.
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Miles Davis677 - Miles Davis
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Vintage ballpoint signature, "Miles Davis,” on an off-white 4.75 x 3 card bearing an affixed image of the virtuoso trumpeter. In fine condition...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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George Gershwin678 - George Gershwin
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Personal check, 6.5 x 2.75, filled out in another hand and boldly signed by Gershwin, "George Gershwin," payable to I. H. Simpson Hardware...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Woody Guthrie679 - Woody Guthrie
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TLS, signed, "Woody Guthrie," one page, lightly-lined, 7.5 x 9.75, March 19, 1946. Letter to Moe Asch and Marian Distler. In full: "I...
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Thelonious Monk and Sonny Stitt680 - Thelonious Monk and Sonny Stitt
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Vintage program for the 3rd Annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival held between April 26–30, 1972, twenty pages, 8.5 x 11, signed inside on the
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Cole Porter681 - Cole Porter
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ALS signed “Cole,” two pages both sides, 5.25 x 7.25, The Travellers letterhead, February 8, 1932. Letter to singer-actress Peggy Wood, in part: &qu...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Beatles682 - Beatles
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Uncommon 5.75 x 4.5 EMI Records invitation for a lunchtime cocktail party "to be given in honour of Britain's top recording group The Beatl...
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Estimates : 6,000.00 - 8,000.00
 
 
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Beatles683 - Beatles
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Vintage ballpoint signatures and inscription, “Beatles, To Jeanette, lots of love from a friend of the Beatles, Paul McCartney,” “John Lennon,” “Ringo
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Estimates : 6,000.00 - 8,000.00
 
 
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Beatles684 - Beatles
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Vintage circa 1966 ballpoint signatures of Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison on the reverse of an off-white 6 x 8 British
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Estimates : 6,000.00 - 8,000.00
 
 
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Beatles685 - Beatles
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Original program from the Beatles' concert at the ABC Cinema in Great Yarmouth on June 30, 1963, 13 x 8.5 opened, signed in blue ballpoint by al...
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,000.00
 
 
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Beatles: Harrison and Starr686 - Beatles: Harrison and Starr
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Bold vintage ballpoint signatures, "Ringo Starr" and "George Harrison," on an off-white 4 x 2.25 card, with the McCartney and Le...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Beatles: George Harrison687 - Beatles: George Harrison
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Wonderful pop-up Christmas card from the Harrison family, measuring 5.25 x 5.75 x 5.75 open, revealing a Middle Eastern doorway with a color portrait
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Beatles: George Harrison688 - Beatles: George Harrison
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Sought-after glossy 8 x 10 close-up photo of Harrison from the late 1970s, signed nicely in blue ballpoint. In fine condition.
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Beatles: Yoko Ono689 - Beatles: Yoko Ono
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ALS, signed twice, “Yoko Ono,” eight pages, 8 x 10, circa 1987. Long letter to Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, signed at the head and at the conclusi
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Beatles: George Harrison690 - Beatles: George Harrison
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Original album cover proof for Cloud Nine, unfolded, measuring 25.75 x 13.25, signed and inscribed on the front cover in black felt tip, "To Da...
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Beatles: McCartney and Starr691 - Beatles: McCartney and Starr
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Vintage glossy 4.25 x 3.25 candid deckle-edge photo of Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney speaking with employees in a London camera shop in 1963, signed
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Beatles: Paul McCartney692 - Beatles: Paul McCartney
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Circa mid-1980s ballpoint signature, "Paul McCartney,” on the reverse of a color 3.5 x 5.5 postcard of The Devon Doorway pub and restaurant in ...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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The Doors: Jim Morrison693 - The Doors: Jim Morrison
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Extremely rare vintage glossy 4 x 8 photo of the influential Doors frontman staring directly into the camera, prominently signed in blue felt tip, &...
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Estimates : 12,000.00 - 14,000.00
 
 
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The Eagles694 - The Eagles
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Rare vinyl test pressing of the classic 1976 Eagles album Hotel California, signed on the sleeve in felt tip by Don Henley, Don Felder, Joe Walsh, Ran
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Jackson Five695 - Jackson Five
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Spectacular early vintage ballpoint signatures of Michael, Jackie, Marlon, Jermaine, and Tito Jackson on a pink 4.5 x 4.25 album page, annotated with
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Lynyrd Skynyrd696 - Lynyrd Skynyrd
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Second Helping album signed on the covers in ballpoint and felt tip by Allen Collins, Gary Rossington, Ronnie Van Zandt, Leon Wilkeson, Bob Burns, Bil
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Grateful Dead: Garcia and Hart697 - Grateful Dead: Garcia and Hart
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Blues for Allah album signed on the front cover in blue felt tip by Jerry Garcia and Mickey Hart. In fine condition, with some edgewear and a discount
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Elvis Presley698 - Elvis Presley
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Vintage 7.25 x 8.75 program photo of Presley in a fantastic full-length pose from early in his career, portraying 'The King' singing and pla...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Elvis Presley699 - Elvis Presley
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Vintage glossy 7.5 x 9.5 full-length photo of Presley seated in his US Army uniform, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint, "To Stephanie, fro...
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Rolling Stones700 - Rolling Stones
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Vintage set of three glossy 3.5 x 5 photos of the Rolling Stones performing at London’s Ken Colyer Club (Studio 51) in March/April 1963, with each pho
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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The Temptations701 - The Temptations
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Lively felt tip sketch of the Temptations during a performance on an off-white 13.75 x 10.5 sheet, drawn by an artist named "Andy," and si...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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U2702 - U2
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Color glossy 13.25 x 15.5 photo of U2 seated on a floor together during their Achtung Baby era, signed around the border in black felt tip, "Bo...
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,400.00
 
 
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U2703 - U2
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Pop double album signed on each side of the two inner sleeves in blue or black felt tip by the pictured musician: "Bono, 2000," "Adam...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Stevie Ray Vaughan704 - Stevie Ray Vaughan
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Stevie Ray Vaughan's personally-owned and -worn sterling silver skull ring, weighing 19 gm, worn on stage by the legendary guitarist in the late...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Gottfried von Einem705 - Gottfried von Einem
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Austrian composer (1918–1996) known chiefly for his operas. Handwritten musical manuscript in ink and pencil, unsigned, one musically lined page, Marc
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Dominik Finkes706 - Dominik Finkes
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Austrian music teacher, choirmaster, and composer (1821–1889) whose works include two oratorios and numerous masses, requiems, minor church compositio
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Fromental Halevy707 - Fromental Halevy
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French composer of over thirty operas, best known for La Juive (1799-1862). Lengthy AMQS on an off-white 11.75 x 8.75 musically lined sheet, signed at
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Franz Lehar708 - Franz Lehar
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Uncommon 3.5 x 5.75 postcard photo of Lehar conversing with Joseph Goebbels and Bernhard Herzmansky at the 9th International Composers Convention in B
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Nellie Melba and Victor Maurel709 - Nellie Melba and Victor Maurel
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Interesting pair of AQSs in French, "'L'art est un ami qui ne trompe jamais,' Nellie Melba, 1903," and "L'art a toute...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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