RR Auction: Fine Autographs and Artifacts Featuring John F. Kennedy

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Opening with a section commemorating President John F. Kennedy's life and legacy, RR Auction's November Fine Autographs and Artifacts sale features a multitude of rare and remarkable pieces of the past. Boasting well over 1,100 items spanning all fields, some top auction items include JFK's personally-worn presidential suit; incredible letters from artists like Cezanne, Renoir, Dali, Monet, and Toulouse-Lautrec; and great signed Hollywood photographs of the Our Gang cast, the Marx Brothers, and Grace Kelly. Also featured is a section comprised of items belonging to the late Boston drummer Sib Hashian, which will culminate in a LIVE sale of headlining lots on November 7th. 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 November 2019.
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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Jean Cocteau657 - Jean Cocteau
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Vintage ink signature of Jean Cocteau on an off-white 4 x 2 sheet. Double-matted with a glossy photo of the French filmmaker to an overall size of 12
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James Fenimore Cooper658 - James Fenimore Cooper
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Otsego County Bank check, 5.5 x 2.25, filled out and signed by Cooper, "J. Fenimore Cooper," payable to Mrs. Cooper for $5.50, October 19,...
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T. S. Eliot659 - T. S. Eliot
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TLS, one page, 7 x 8.5, 84 Prescott Street letterhead, July 22, 1946. Written from Cambridge, a letter to Miss R. L. Mixner, in part: "I have b...
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Ralph Ellison660 - Ralph Ellison
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American novelist, literary critic, and scholar (1914–1994) who is best known for his novel Invisible Man, which won the National Book Award in 1953.
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Fireside Poets: Longfellow and Bryant661 - Fireside Poets: Longfellow and Bryant
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Desirable pairing of ink signatures, "Yours truly, Henry W. Longfellow, Feb. 1860," on an off-white 4.75 x 7.75 book page, and "Willi...
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Burt Glinn662 - Burt Glinn
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Nine original vintage semi-glossy 11.75 x 8 silver gelatin photos taken by Magnum photographer Burt Glinn while covering NYC's Beat scene in 195...
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Frank Harris663 - Frank Harris
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Irish-American editor, writer, and publisher (1855–1931) who is best remembered for his controversial multiple-volume memoir My Life and Loves. Rare A
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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr664 - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr
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Two ALSs, both signed "O. W. Holmes," one page, 4.5 x 7, dated April 29, 1864 and March 29, 1893. The earlier letter: "I will send yo...
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Washington Irving665 - Washington Irving
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ALS, one page, 7.25 x 8.75, March 9, 1841. Written from Greenburgh, a letter to D. H. Williams, in part: "Yours of the 22'd ult. has but re...
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Henry James666 - Henry James
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ALS, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 7, personal letterhead, May 4. Letter declining a dinner invitation, in part: "I have stupidly ...
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Jack Kerouac667 - Jack Kerouac
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Three original vintage semi-glossy 11.75 x 8 silver gelatin photos of Jack Kerouac reading poetry and speaking at the Seven Arts Coffee Gallery in New
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Harper Lee668 - Harper Lee
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Ink signature, "Harper Lee,” on an unused off-white 4.25 x 3 bookplate with floral border. In very fine condition.
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Sinclair Lewis669 - Sinclair Lewis
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ALS, one page, 5 x 8, personal letterhead, November 9. Letter to "Doc Smyth," in part: "I'm now starting work on the article &...
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Sinclair Lewis670 - Sinclair Lewis
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Fountain pen signature, "Sinclair Lewis, Katonah, N.Y., August 6, 1925,” on an off-white 4 x 1.75 card. In fine condition, with old tape stains...
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Jack London671 - Jack London
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Two items, comprising two hand-corrected pages of London's manuscript for The Cruise of the Snark, along with a signed check from the author. Th...
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Jack London672 - Jack London
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Central Bank check, 6.5 x 2.75, filled out and signed by London, "Jack London," payable to A. L. C. Patterson for $5, stamp-dated August 4...
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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow673 - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Two items: an ALS signed "Henry W. Longfellow," four pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 7, November 4, 1854, to "Miss Bruce," ...
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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow674 - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Ink signature, "Yours truly, Henry W. Longfellow, 1876,” on an off-white 4.5 x 2.5 slip. Includes a faded clipped signature of fellow poet John...
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Maurice Maeterlinck and Thomas Moore675 - Maurice Maeterlinck and Thomas Moore
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Maeterlinck (1862-1949) was a Belgian playwright awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1911. Moore (1779-1852) was a famed Irish poet and songwrite
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Thomas Mann676 - Thomas Mann
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Vintage fountain pen signature, "Thomas Mann,” on an off-white 4 x 1.5 sheet. Double-matted with a photo of the Nobel Prize-winning author to a...
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Larry McMurtry677 - Larry McMurtry
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Signed book: Lonesome Dove. First edition, first printing. NY: Simon & Schuster, 1985. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.5 x 9.5, 843 pages. Signed ...
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Larry McMurtry678 - Larry McMurtry
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Signed book: Terms of Endearment. First edition, first printing. NY: Simon & Schuster, 1975. Hardcover with dust jacket, 5.75 x 8.75, 410 pages....
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H. L. Mencken679 - H. L. Mencken
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Two TLSs, both one page, 8.25 x 5.25, personal letterhead, both addressed to Willis Stork. The earlier letter, November 22, 1934, in part: "You...
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Toni Morrison680 - Toni Morrison
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Signed book: Beloved. First edition. NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1987. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.5 x 9.5, 275 pages. Signed on the title page in black fe
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Raymond Radiguet681 - Raymond Radiguet
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French novelist and poet (1903–1923) associated with the Modernists who died of tuberculosis at age 20. Very rare ALS in French, one page, 8.25 x 10.
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Robert Ripley682 - Robert Ripley
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Vintage glossy 8 x 9.75 photo of Robert Ripley holding a sketch board, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "To—Mrs. W. A. Elliott—with very g...
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John Ruskin683 - John Ruskin
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ALS signed “J. Ruskin,” two pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 7, Brantwood letterhead, no date. In part: "Yes, my dear lady—it's just be...
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Dorothy Sayers684 - Dorothy Sayers
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British author (1893–1957) best known for her series of mysteries featuring fictional detective Lord Peter Wimsey. ALS signed “Dorothy L. Sayers,” one
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Science Fiction: Ray Bradbury and Arthur C. Clark685 - Science Fiction: Ray Bradbury and Arthur C. Clark
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Two glossy 10 x 8 photos of acclaimed science-fiction authors Ray Bradbury and Arthur C. Clarke at their respective cluttered desks, both signed in bl
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Sir Walter Scott686 - Sir Walter Scott
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ALS signed “Walter Scott,” one page, 7.5 x 8.75, October 1, 1830. Letter to Alexander Young, in part: "I had the pleasure of your letter and wi...
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Maurice Sendak687 - Maurice Sendak
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Color satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of puppets of Sendak's classic Where the Wild Things Are characters, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, &qu...
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John Steinbeck688 - John Steinbeck
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Ballpoint signature, "John Steinbeck,” on an off-white 3.75 x 2 card imprinted with his name, affixed to a larger card alongside his portrait. ...
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Alfred Lord Tennyson689 - Alfred Lord Tennyson
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ALS signed “A. Tennyson,” one page, 4.5 x 7.25, Farringford letterhead, June 27, 1877. Letter to philosopher and literary critic George Henry Lewes, i
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Kurt Vonnegut690 - Kurt Vonnegut
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Signed book: Galapagos. First edition. NY: Delacorte Press, 1985. Hardcover with dust jacket, 5.75 x 8.5, 295 pages. Signed and inscribed on the title
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Edgar Wallace691 - Edgar Wallace
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TLS, one page, 8 x 10, Clarence Gate letterhead, March 12, 1925. Letter to Newman Flower, in part: "I have got an arrangement which takes me ov...
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H. G. Wells692 - H. G. Wells
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Ink signature, "Flattered, H. G. Wells,” on an off-white 7 x 9 sheet of 120 Whitehall Court letterhead, bearing an affixed image of the author....
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E. B. White693 - E. B. White
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Signed book: Letters of E. B. White. First edition, first printing. NY: Harper & Row, 1976. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.75 x 9.5, 686 pages. S...
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Kate Douglas Wiggin694 - Kate Douglas Wiggin
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American author (1856-1923) best known for the juvenile classic Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. AQS on the reverse of a 4.5 x 3.5 postal card, signed in b
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Herman Wouk695 - Herman Wouk
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American author (1915-2019) who is best known for historical fiction such as The Caine Mutiny, which won the Pulitzer Prize. TLS, one page, 7.25 x 10.
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LIVE Boston: Sib Hashian's Ludwig Drum Practice Pad696 - LIVE Boston: Sib Hashian's Ludwig Drum Practice Pad
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Sib Hashian's well-loved Ludwig practice pad which he used during his youth and beyond, measuring 6? x 8? x 2?, featuring a cast metal body, win...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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LIVE Boston: Sib Hashian's Unpressed 'Boston' Record697 - LIVE Boston: Sib Hashian's Unpressed 'Boston' Record
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Sib Hashian's interesting unpressed vinyl 'puck' or 'biscuit' for Boston's self-titled debut album (Epic PE 34188), measurin...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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LIVE Boston: Sib Hashian's Sealed Boston Album698 - LIVE Boston: Sib Hashian's Sealed Boston Album
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Sib Hashian's personal copy of Boston's self-titled debut album, mounted and lacquered on a 14.75 x 15 wooden frame. In fine condition.
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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LIVE Boston: Sib Hashian's 8-Track RIAA Award for 'Boston'699 - LIVE Boston: Sib Hashian's 8-Track RIAA Award for 'Boston'
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Sib Hashian's official RIAA 8-track tape gold sales award presented "to Sib Hashian to commemorate the sale of more than 500,000 units of t...
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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LIVE Boston: Sib Hashian's Multi-Platinum Award for 'Boston'700 - LIVE Boston: Sib Hashian's Multi-Platinum Award for 'Boston'
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Sib Hashian's in-house Epic Records multi-platinum sales award presented "to Sib Hashian to commemorate the sale of more than 6,000,000 cop...
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LIVE Boston: Sib Hashian's Stage-Used Drums701 - LIVE Boston: Sib Hashian's Stage-Used Drums
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Sib Hashian's stage-used silver sparkle Ludwig drum kit played on his first two tours with Boston, featuring a bass drum with kick pedal, snare ...
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Estimates : 25,000.00 - 30,000.00
 
 
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LIVE Boston: Sib Hashian's Studio-Used Pair of 'Kick Drum Nike' Running Shoes702 - LIVE Boston: Sib Hashian's Studio-Used Pair of 'Kick Drum Nike' Running Shoes
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Sib Hashian's studio-used pair of blue-and-gray Nike Waffle Trainer sneakers, size 9, featuring a distinct wear pattern on the soles resulting f...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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LIVE Boston: Sib Hashian's Tour-Used Drum Case703 - LIVE Boston: Sib Hashian's Tour-Used Drum Case
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Sib Hashian's drum case used while on tour with legendary hard rock band Boston. The black-textured R&R birch plywood case, measuring 30? x ...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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LIVE Boston: Sib Hashian's Tour-Used Percussion Equipment704 - LIVE Boston: Sib Hashian's Tour-Used Percussion Equipment
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Sib Hashian's collection of percussion equipment used on tour with Boston, which includes: a 5? inch Latin Percussion cowbell; a 13.5? inch Rayb...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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LIVE Boston: Sib Hashian's Grammy Award Nomination Plaque705 - LIVE Boston: Sib Hashian's Grammy Award Nomination Plaque
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Sib Hashian's Grammy nomination plaque, 8.75 x 10.75, presented to Boston by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences "in recogn...
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LIVE Boston: Sib Hashian's Band Signed Poster706 - LIVE Boston: Sib Hashian's Band Signed Poster
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Sib Hashian's promotional poster for Boston's Spring Tour of 1977, 21.5 x 27.5, showing the band posing against a concrete structure, signed...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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