RR Auction: Fine Autographs and Artifacts featuring Literature

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Boasting almost 1,000 lots, RR Auction's October Fine Autographs and Artifacts sale features a robust literature section that includes autographs from authors across the ages—from Goethe to Kafka to Hemingway, a wide assortment of great writers and literary movements are represented. Other highlights in the sale include an important letter by Stephen Hawking, an extremely rare Mao Zedong autograph, a fully signed Led Zeppelin album, a wise autograph quote by Albert Einstein, and a letter by Thomas Jefferson on a political economics textbook. 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 September 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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Led Zeppelin658 - Led Zeppelin
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Circa 1978 ballpoint signatures, “Best wishes, John Paul Jones,” “Robert Plant,” “John Bonham,” and “Jimmy Page,” who adds the inscription, “Kenny, al
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Estimates : 7,500.00 - 8,500.00
 
 
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Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers659 - Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers
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Terrific and extremely rare 9 x 12 paperstock Alan Freed tour program photo, signed and inscribed in ballpoint, "My man Jimmy, stay kool! Frank...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Bob Marley660 - Bob Marley
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Uprising album by Bob Marley and the Wailers, signed and inscribed on the front cover in black ballpoint, "Ras Neville BMW, All the best, Bob M...
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Estimates : 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
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Bob Marley and The Wailers661 - Bob Marley and The Wailers
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Babylon by Bus album by Bob Marley and the Wailers, signed on the inner album sleeve in red ballpoint, "Love Rasta, Bob Marley.” The sleeve is ...
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Estimates : 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
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Pink Floyd662 - Pink Floyd
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Works compilation album by Pink Floyd, signed and inscribed on the front cover in black felt tip, "To Jim, David Gilmour," and in blue fel...
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Estimates : 6,500.00 - 7,500.00
 
 
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Pink Floyd: Waters and Mason663 - Pink Floyd: Waters and Mason
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White-bodied Fender Squier Bullet Stratocaster electric guitar, signed on the body in black felt tip by Roger Waters and on the pickguard in blue felt
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Elvis Presley664 - Elvis Presley
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Incredible vintage 8 x 10 paperstock photo of Presley with slicked hair and a light collared shirt, signed and inscribed in green fountain pen, &quo...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Elvis Presley665 - Elvis Presley
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Vintage ballpoint signature and inscription, "To Naida, from, Elvis Presley,” on an off-white 3.5 x 6 notebook page. Matted and framed with an ...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Queen666 - Queen
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Highly desirable program for Queen's 1979 Crazy Tour, 9.5 x 9.5, signed inside in blue ballpoint by Freddie Mercury, Brian May, John Deacon, and...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Queen: Freddie Mercury667 - Queen: Freddie Mercury
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Barcelona album by Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballe, signed and inscribed on the front cover in black felt tip, "To Roger & Bobby, Lo...
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Queen: Freddie Mercury668 - Queen: Freddie Mercury
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Very desirable color glossy 9.5 x 9.5 program photo of the Queen frontman performing passionately under bright stage lights, signed and inscribed in b
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Rolling Stones669 - Rolling Stones
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Desirable Affinity series Fender Squier Telecaster electric guitar with a natural finish, signed on the white pickguard in blue felt tip by Mick Jagge
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Rolling Stones670 - Rolling Stones
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Vintage autograph book from 1963, signed inside on adjacent pages in various colored ballpoint by Mick Jagger, Brian Jones, Keith Richards, Bill Wyman
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Estimates : 1,800.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Rolling Stones: Keith Richards671 - Rolling Stones: Keith Richards
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Satin-finish 20 x 16 half-length photo of a young Keith Richards seated and playing an acoustic guitar, signed in blue felt tip. In fine condition. Ac
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Stevie Ray Vaughan672 - Stevie Ray Vaughan
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Personal check belonging to Marc Benno, 8.25 x 3, filled out and signed by Benno, payable to Steve Vaughan for $100, June 23, 1973. Endorsed on the re
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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The Who: John Entwistle673 - The Who: John Entwistle
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Handwritten rough draft of lyrics for "Dangerous" by John Entwistle, two pages, 8.25 x 11.75, marked "Final Rough" and numbered ...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Tupac Shakur674 - Tupac Shakur
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Rare felt tip signature, "Peace, 2Pac,” on a white 5 x 3 card. In very fine condition. The consignor notes that Tupac signed this while leaving...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Amy Winehouse675 - Amy Winehouse
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Very rare ALS signed “Amy, xxx,” one page, 5 x 7, no date. An impassioned letter to her husband Blake Fielder-Civil, in full: "You keep me in b...
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Generation X676 - Generation X
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Vintage cardstock 8 x 10 promo photo of Generation X, signed in blue ballpoint by Billy Idol, Tony James, Mark Laff, and Derwood Andrews. In very good
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Shura Cherkassky677 - Shura Cherkassky
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Four items: a semi-glossy 7.5 x 9.5 of Cherkassky at the piano, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "For Mr. Flemming Hedborg, with my very b...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Aaron Copland678 - Aaron Copland
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Two glossy photos, 8 x 10 and 10 x 8, both depicting Aaron Copland conducting with baton in hand, both signed and inscribed in ballpoint by the compos
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Louis Moreau Gottschalk679 - Louis Moreau Gottschalk
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Gifted pianist and composer (1829-1869) who was one of the first figures in American music to attain an international reputation. His colorful keyboar
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Ruggero Leoncavallo680 - Ruggero Leoncavallo
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AMQS signed "R. Leoncavallo," on the correspondence side of a 5.5 x 3.5 postcard bearing images of Leoncavallo and Bellini. The composer p...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Eugene Ormandy681 - Eugene Ormandy
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Two vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 photos of Eugene Ormandy, both signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "For Mr. Kenneth Browne, with best wishes—...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Jean Sibelius682 - Jean Sibelius
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Vintage fountain pen signature, "Jean Sibelius,” on an off-white 3.5 x 2 card affixed below a portrait to an overall size of 8.25 x 11.75. In v...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Arturo Toscanini683 - Arturo Toscanini
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Appreciation card with preprinted 'thank you' note, 6.75 x 4.25, signed in fountain pen, "Arturo Toscanini, New York, March 25—1934.&qu...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Luther Allison684 - Luther Allison
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Ballpoint signatures, "Blues = Love = Luther S. Allison," "Michael Morrison, Bass 1983," and "Michael Carras, Keyboards,&qu...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Tony Bennett685 - Tony Bennett
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Group lot of nine albums signed on the front cover in silver ink or black felt tip by Tony Bennett, with titles as follows: Bennett & Basie Stri...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Irving Berlin686 - Irving Berlin
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I. B. Enterprises, Inc. business check, 8.75 x 3, filled out and signed by Irving Berlin, payable to N.Y. Telephone Co. for $22.55, September 20, 1927
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Dave Brubeck687 - Dave Brubeck
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Five items signed in ink or felt tip by jazz pianist and bandleader Dave Brubeck, including: an off-white 5 x 3 card; an FDC with a "Peace Unit...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Big Sid Catlett688 - Big Sid Catlett
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Vintage glossy 8 x 10 promotional photo of Catlett as "Esquire's All-American Drummer," showing Catlett behind his kit and tossing a d...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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George and Ira Gershwin689 - George and Ira Gershwin
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Vintage ink signature, "George Gershwin,” on a light green 4.5 x 1 slip clipped from a check, which is affixed to an off-white 5 x 3 card beari...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Dizzy Gillespie690 - Dizzy Gillespie
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Glossy 8 x 10 publicity photo of Gillespie blowing his horn, signed in blue ballpoint, "Best wishes, Dizzy Gillespie, '84." In fine co...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Shakey Jake Harris691 - Shakey Jake Harris
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Rare DS, signed “Jimmie D. Harris,” six pages, 8.5 x 14, August 12, 1968. Agreement between Shakey Jake and Dennis Bruce, with the former hiring Bruce
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Earl 'Fatha' Hines692 - Earl 'Fatha' Hines
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Vintage glossy 10 x 8 promotional photo of Hines smiling at his piano, signed and inscribed in blue ink, "To Tony and Rosie from Earl 'Fath...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Cole Porter693 - Cole Porter
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TLS signed “Cole,” one page, 7.25 x 10.75, September 3, 1953. Letter to New York theatre producer Cy Freuer, in full: "Thank you for your lette...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Cole Porter694 - Cole Porter
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DS, one page, 8.5 x 11, August 19, 1953. Official letter issued to the Can-Can Company of New York, in part: "I do hereby authorize you to dedu...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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John Philip Sousa695 - John Philip Sousa
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Signed book: The Transit of Venus. First edition. Boston, MA: Small, Maynard & Company, 1920. Hardcover, 5.25 x 7.75, 250 pages. Signed and insc...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Ben Webster696 - Ben Webster
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Glossy 4.75 x 7 photo of Ben Webster in profile playing the saxophone during a live performance, signed vertically in black felt tip. In fine conditio
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Jorge Cafrune697 - Jorge Cafrune
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Glossy 7 x 9.5 close-up photo of Cafrune in a large hat, signed and inscribed in black ballpoint. Reverse bears a Tom Dalval credit stamp. In very goo
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Harry Chapin698 - Harry Chapin
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TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, personal letterhead, June 28, 1978. Letter to Greg Romano, in part: "Thanks for your recent letter and your kind words...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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James Taylor699 - James Taylor
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Glossy 8 x 10 Warner Brothers/CMA publicity photo of James Taylor early in his career, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition, with two tiny surf
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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AC/DC: Bon Scott700 - AC/DC: Bon Scott
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Scarce ballpoint signature and inscription, "To Pam, Bon, AC/DC,xxx,” on an off-white 8 x 5 sheet of hotel stationery. In very good condition, ...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Aerosmith701 - Aerosmith
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Signed book: Walk This Way. First edition. NY: Avon Books, 1997. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.5 x 9.5, 513 pages. Signed on the first free end page i
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Aerosmith: Tyler and Perry702 - Aerosmith: Tyler and Perry
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Two color 8 x 10 photos of Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry: a satin-finish close-up of Tyler, signed in black felt tip, and a glossy phot...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Allman Brothers703 - Allman Brothers
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Self-titled debut album by The Allman Brothers Band, signed on the front cover in black felt tip by Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts, and Jaimoe. In very go
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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The Band: Robbie Robertson704 - The Band: Robbie Robertson
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Glossy 8 x 10 United Artists publicity photo of Robbie Robertson from the 1978 documentary The Last Waltz, signed in silver ink. In very good to fine
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Beach Boys: Dennis Wilson705 - Beach Boys: Dennis Wilson
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Very desirable Caribou Records "Advance Promotion" album for Pacific Ocean Blue by Dennis Wilson, with back and front labels captioned &qu...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Beatles: Peter Blake706 - Beatles: Peter Blake
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Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album by the Beatles, signed in black felt tip by Peter Blake. In fine condition. The record is not includ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Beatles: Peter Blake707 - Beatles: Peter Blake
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Three glossy photos, ranging in size from 8 x 8 to 10 x 8, each signed in black felt tip by English pop artist Peter Blake, who famously designed the
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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