Fine Autographs and Artifacts Featuring Art

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RR Auction's April Fine Autographs and Artifacts sale is highlighted by a great selection of material from renowned artists, including Marc Chagall, Claude Monet, Georges Braque, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and Charles Schulz. Other highlights include a manuscript by Wilbur Wright, a fully signed Led Zeppelin II album, an important letter by Albert Einstein anticipating WWII, a handwritten letter by Malcolm X written from prison, and flown Robbins medallions from the collection of Apollo 17 moonwalker Gene Cernan. 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 April 2020.
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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Alex Haley503 - Alex Haley
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Signed book: Roots: The Saga of an American Family. First edition. NY: Doubleday & Company, 1976. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.5 x 9.5, 587 pag...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Julia Ward Howe504 - Julia Ward Howe
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ALS, four pages on two adjoining sheets, 3.5 x 5.5, August 23, 1901. In part: "I am glad to hear from you again…I shall be glad to add my name ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Stephen King505 - Stephen King
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Color glossy 8 x 10 photo of King with a camera on the set of a film, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, "For Yetta—Best wishes, Stephen K...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Stephen King506 - Stephen King
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TLS, one page, 5.5 x 3.5, January 23, 1981. Letter to Coady Schumaker, in part: "Thank you for the good words about Firestarter—glad you enjoye...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Sinclair Lewis507 - Sinclair Lewis
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TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, September 28, 1925. Letter to Clifford B. Smyth of the International Book Review, in part: "I am ashamed of you for ha...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Limited Editions Club508 - Limited Editions Club
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Three slipcased hardcover books published by the Limited Editions Club, each signed on the colophon by the illustrator: The Baster of Ballantrae by Ro
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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H. L. Mencken509 - H. L. Mencken
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TLS, one page, 8.5 x 5.5, personal letterhead, December 31, 1925. Letter to Mr. Mitchell, in part: "Your article is scheduled for March, and wi...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Siddhartha Mukherjee510 - Siddhartha Mukherjee
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Signed book: The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer. Later printing. NY: Scribner, 2010. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.5 x 9.5, 571 pages.
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Mary Roberts Rinehart511 - Mary Roberts Rinehart
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Vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 head-and-shoulders photo of the writer, boldly signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "For Ken Browne, With sincere ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Kurt Vonnegut512 - Kurt Vonnegut
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Signed book: Hocus Pocus. First edition, first printing. NY: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1990. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.25 x 9.5, 302 pages. Signed and i
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Thornton Wilder513 - Thornton Wilder
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ALS signed “T.N.,” one page, 5.75 x 8.25, November 8, 1969. Written from Baden-Baden, a letter to author James Herlihy, in part: "Just a quick ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Tennessee Williams514 - Tennessee Williams
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Beautiful limited edition 22.5 x 15 broadside entitled 'Snowfall,' numbered 5/226, signed in the lower margin in ballpoint, "Tennessee ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Herman Wouk515 - Herman Wouk
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Group lot of seven TLSs and one ALS from author Herman Wouk, one signed “Herman” and the balance signed with his full name, nine total pages, ranging
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Writers516 - Writers
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Collection of 11 commemorative covers, each signed in ink by a notable writer, including: Arthur Miller, Tom Clancy, Mickey Spillane, Tom Wolfe, Norma
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Hector Berlioz517 - Hector Berlioz
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ALS in French, signed “H. Berlioz,” one page both sides, 4 x 5.25, January 9, [1851]. Letter to his close friend, the writer Philarete Chasles, discus
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Johannes Brahms518 - Johannes Brahms
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Rare AMQS on an off-white 4.5 x 2.5 card, boldly and prominently signed below in ink, "Johannes Brahms." Brahms pens six intricate measure...
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,000.00
 
 
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Ignace J. Paderewski519 - Ignace J. Paderewski
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Fantastic pearl-finish 7.25 x 9.25 photo of Paderewski by Hartsook, signed in fountain pen, "I. G. Paderewski." In very good to fine condi...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Niccolo Paganini520 - Niccolo Paganini
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ALS in French, one page both sides, 7.25 x 9, August 11, 1837. Letter to Mr. Bramalli, director of the Société du Casino in Paris, sending...
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Giacomo Puccini521 - Giacomo Puccini
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Bold AMQS on an off-white 4 x 3 card, neatly signed and dated below in ink, "Giacomo Puccini, 1917." Puccini pens a line from Cavaradossi&...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Giacomo Puccini522 - Giacomo Puccini
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ALS in Italian, signed “G. Puccini,” one page both sides, 8.25 x 10.75, G. Ricordi & Co. letterhead, May 5, 1897. Letter to conductor Leopoldo M...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Sergei Rachmaninoff523 - Sergei Rachmaninoff
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AMQS on an off-white 6 x 3.75 album page, neatly signed in fountain pen, "Sergei Rachmaninoff, 1934." Below, the great composer and pianis...
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Erik Satie524 - Erik Satie
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ALS signed “ES,” one page, 4.5 x 6.25, November 9, 1915. Letter to publisher Alexis Rouart, written in an elegant script, playfully requesting a small
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Dmitri Shostakovich525 - Dmitri Shostakovich
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Vintage glossy 4 x 6 photo of Dmitri Shostakovich in a seated pose, signed and inscribed in Russian in blue ink, "D. Shostakovich." Includ...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Bedrich Smetana526 - Bedrich Smetana
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Fountain pen signature, "B. Smetana, Liszt,” on the front cover of a 9.5 x 12.25 sheet music booklet neatly and fully arranged in another hand....
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Richard Strauss527 - Richard Strauss
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Crisply penned AMQS on an off-white 5.5 x 3.75 postcard, neatly signed above in ink, "Dr. Richard Strauss." Strauss pens two bars from the...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Pyotr llyich Tchaikovsky528 - Pyotr llyich Tchaikovsky
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ALS in Cyrillic, signed “P. Tchaikovsky,” one page both sides, 4.5 x 3.5, personal monogram letterhead, June 3/15, [1891]. Letter to Ekaterina Ivanova
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Estimates : 8,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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Giuseppe Verdi529 - Giuseppe Verdi
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ALS in Italian, signed “G. Verdi,” one page, 5.25 x 8.25, January 2, 1876. Letter concerning the arrival of his Sant'Agata estate manager, Mauro...
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Blues Musicians530 - Blues Musicians
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Vintage German-language program for the 1963 American Folk Blues Festival, 10.75 x 10, signed inside by several of the performers, including: Muddy Wa
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Blues Musicians531 - Blues Musicians
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German program for the 1962 American Folk Blues Festival, measures 18 x 12.5 open, signed inside in ink and ballpoint by John Lee Hooker, Memphis Slim
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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John Cage532 - John Cage
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Red ballpoint signature and inscription, "For Gertrud Limiberg, with best wishes, John Cage July 2, '86,” on an off-white 11 x 8.5 sheet. C...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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John Coltrane533 - John Coltrane
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Vintage circa 1962 program for a "Concert of Modern Jazz" by John Coltrane and His Group, four pages, 10.75 x 10, signed and inscribed ins...
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Miles Davis534 - Miles Davis
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Neat original magenta artist's pencil sketch of a female face in profile accomplished by Miles Davis on an off-white 6 x 10 sheet, signed in the...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Miles Davis535 - Miles Davis
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French-language program for the fourth annual International Jazz Festival held in Antibes and Juan-les-Pins from July 26-31, 1960, 8.5 x 10.5, signed
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Jazz Legends536 - Jazz Legends
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Vintage copy of Jazz magazine, Vol. 1, No. 3, August 1942, 5.75 x 8.75, signed inside in ink and pencil by a variety of notable jazz musicians, includ
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Jazz Musicians537 - Jazz Musicians
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Impressive collection of over 60 items signed by one or more influential jazz musicians, consisting mostly of vintage cut signatures and programs from
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Charles Mingus, Eric Dolphy, and Bud Powell538 - Charles Mingus, Eric Dolphy, and Bud Powell
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Scarce French-language program for the first annual European Jazz Festival held in Antibes, Le Cap, and Juan-les-Pins in 1960, 8.25 x 10.5, signed ins
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Thelonius Monk539 - Thelonius Monk
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Vintage promotional booklet for the third Essence Jazztage festival, held at the Grugahalle in Essen on April 17, 1961, measuring 21 x 5.5 open, signe
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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AC/DC: Bon Scott540 - AC/DC: Bon Scott
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ALS signed “Bon, xxx,” two pages, 8 x 9.75, postmarked 1975. Letter to close friend Mary Walton, in full: "Hello spunk. Hope your well & no...
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Estimates : 15,000.00 - 20,000.00
 
 
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Beatles541 - Beatles
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Bold vintage cast of ballpoint signatures with inscription, “Love to Linda, from the Beatles, John Lennon, xxx,” “Love from George Harrison, xxxxx,” “
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Estimates : 6,500.00 - 7,500.00
 
 
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Beatles542 - Beatles
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Vintage ballpoint signatures of Paul McCartney, George Harrison, John Lennon, and Ringo Starr on an off-white 5.5 x 4 sheet. Double-matted and framed
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,000.00
 
 
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Beatles: George Harrison543 - Beatles: George Harrison
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Wonderful glossy 10 x 8 photo of George Harrison in a peaceful close-up pose from circa 1976, signed in blue ink. In very good to fine condition, with
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Beatles: George Harrison544 - Beatles: George Harrison
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Signed book: Fifty Years Adrift. First edition, limited issue, numbered 726/2000. England: Genesis Publications, 1984. Hardcover with slipcase, 7.25 x
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Beatles: George Harrison545 - Beatles: George Harrison
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Bold ballpoint signature, "George Harrison,” on a beige 6 x 4 album page, with collector's notation dating the signature to March 20, 1963....
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Beatles: McCartney, Paul and Linda546 - Beatles: McCartney, Paul and Linda
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Printed itinerary for the ‘Buddy Holly Raves On!’ finale concert held at the Odeon Theatre in Hammersmith, London on September 14, 1979, two pages, 8.
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Cream547 - Cream
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Vintage ballpoint signatures, "Ginger Baker," "Jack Bruce," and "Eric Clapton," on an off-white 5 x 3.75 sheet. In ver...
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Bob Dylan548 - Bob Dylan
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Blood on the Tracks album prominently signed on the front cover in black felt tip, "Bob Dylan." In fine condition, with minor edgewear. Th...
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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George Harrison and Eric Clapton549 - George Harrison and Eric Clapton
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Mailing envelope, 7.75 x 4.25, signed on the reverse in brown ballpoint by George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Delaney and Bonnie Bramlett. In very goo
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Jimi Hendrix550 - Jimi Hendrix
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Bold red felt tip signature, "Love, Jimi Hendrix,” on an off-white 3.25 x 3 sheet of notebook paper. In very good condition, with overall creas...
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Estimates : 4,500.00 - 5,500.00
 
 
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Led Zeppelin551 - Led Zeppelin
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Hugely desirable Led Zeppelin II (Atlantic Stereo 588 198) album signed neatly on the front cover in black ballpoint by Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John
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Estimates : 20,000.00 - 25,000.00
 
 
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Led Zeppelin: John Bonham552 - Led Zeppelin: John Bonham
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UK pressing of the Led Zeppelin album Houses of the Holy, signed prominently on the front cover in blue ballpoint by John Bonham. In fine condition. T
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Estimates : 3,500.00 - 4,500.00
 
 
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