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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Dean Martin858 - Dean Martin
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Glossy 8 x 10 Columbia Pictures publicity photo of Dean Martin as he appeared in the 1966 spy spoof The Silencers, signed in blue felt tip. In fine co
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Groucho Marx859 - Groucho Marx
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Glossy 10 x 8 A&M Records publicity photo for 'An Evening with Groucho,' with an image of the three elder Marx Brothers, signed and insc...
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Marilyn Monroe860 - Marilyn Monroe
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Beautiful original vintage glossy 7 x 9 silver gelatin close-up photo of Marilyn Monroe glancing over her bare shoulder. Reverse is stamped "Da...
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Marilyn Monroe861 - Marilyn Monroe
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Stunning trio of original vintage glossy 8 x 10 silver gelatin pin-up photos of Marilyn Monroe, two showing her in a black swimsuit and high heels, an
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Marilyn Monroe862 - Marilyn Monroe
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Clear and well-focused original vintage glossy 10 x 8 silver gelatin photo of Monroe wearing a white bikini on a patio couch, in a pose that combines
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Marilyn Monroe863 - Marilyn Monroe
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Original vintage glossy 8 x 6 silver gelatin photo of Marilyn Monroe in a dark bikini on the beach, playfully flipping sideways on the sandy shores. R
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Marilyn Monroe864 - Marilyn Monroe
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Original vintage glossy 7 x 9 silver gelatin photo of Marilyn Monroe and fiancé Arthur Miller happily embracing each other in June 1956. Revers...
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Marilyn Monroe865 - Marilyn Monroe
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Original vintage glossy 10 x 8 publicity still from 20th Century-Fox's 1952 film Monkey Business, showing Marilyn Monroe strolling poolside in a...
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Marilyn Monroe866 - Marilyn Monroe
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Original vintage glossy 10 x 8 publicity still from 20th Century-Fox's 1953 film How to Marry a Millionaire, showing Monroe in her bathrobe with...
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Marilyn Monroe867 - Marilyn Monroe
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Early and stunning original vintage glossy 7 x 9 silver gelatin photo of Marilyn Monroe posing in a bra top and high-waisted shorts on a tennis court,
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Marilyn Monroe and The Misfits868 - Marilyn Monroe and The Misfits
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Original vintage glossy 8 x 10 silver gelatin photo of the cast and crew of The Misfits—Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable, Montgomery Clift, Eli Wallach, Ar
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Mary Tyler Moore869 - Mary Tyler Moore
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Glossy 8 x 10 photo of Mary Tyler Moore on her famous television show, signed in blue felt tip. In very fine condition, with trivial faint rippling al
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Ozzie and Harriet Nelson870 - Ozzie and Harriet Nelson
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DS, two pages, 8.5 x 11, July 14, 1949. Official letter from Ozzie and Harriet Nelson addressed to MCA Artists, notifying them that they are entering
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Jack Nicholson871 - Jack Nicholson
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Very desirable satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of Jack Nicholson in his Oscar-winning role as R. P. McMurphy from the 1975 film One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s N
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Peter O'Toole872 - Peter O'Toole
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Appealing glossy 8 x 10 photo of Peter O'Toole in one of his esteemed roles, signed nicely at the bottom in fountain pen. In fine condition.
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Merle Oberon873 - Merle Oberon
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ALS signed “Merle,” four pages on two sheets, 4.5 x 7, Great Westwood, King's Langley letterhead, no date. Letter to director George Cukor, in p...
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Al Pacino874 - Al Pacino
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Terrific color 23.75 x 20 print on stretched canvas of Al Pacino as the title character from the award-winning 1973 crime film Serpico, signed in blac
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Al Pacino875 - Al Pacino
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Very desirable 14 x 22 poster for a production of the David Mamet play American Buffalo at New York's Circle in the Square Theater in June 1981,...
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Anna Pavlova876 - Anna Pavlova
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Vintage glossy 3.5 x 5.25 Rotary postcard photo of Anna Pavlova in costume with Laurent Novikoff, signed in fountain pen by Pavlova. In fine condition
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Jean Renoir877 - Jean Renoir
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Vintage fountain pen signature and inscription, "Pour M. Hans Niort, avec mes compliments, Jean Renoir, 16 Juin 1960,” on an off-white 3.75 x 2...
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Peter Sellers878 - Peter Sellers
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Glossy 7.75 x 10 silver gelatin photo of Sellers in character, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, "For Mike, Peace Happiness, Peter Seller...
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The Sopranos879 - The Sopranos
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Color satin-finish 20 x 16 photo of the cast of The Sopranos, signed in gold ink by all five, adding the names of their characters: "James Gand...
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Star Wars880 - Star Wars
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Assortment of six Star Wars sketches, each signed by the respective artist and accomplished in black ink, felt tip, or pencil on sheets ranging in siz
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Star Wars: George Lucas881 - Star Wars: George Lucas
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Color satin-finish 12 x 18 photo of the one-sheet movie poster for the 1983 film Star Wars: Episode VI—Return of the Jedi, signed in blue felt tip by
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James Stewart882 - James Stewart
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Two DSs, both signed by James Stewart: a contract between CBS and Stewart, two pages, April 19, 1949, with Stewart agreeing to furnish his "pro...
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James Stewart883 - James Stewart
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DS, 11 pages, 8.5 x 13, August 1, 1959. An agreement of sale between Dillingham Ranch Land Company and James and Gloria Stewart, with the latter purch
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Elizabeth Taylor884 - Elizabeth Taylor
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Glossy 8 x 10 publicity still from the 1987 Western romance Poker Alice, signed and inscribed in blue felt tip, "To Michael, Best wishes, Eliza...
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Elizabeth Taylor885 - Elizabeth Taylor
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Color satin-finish 7 x 9.5 close-up photo of Elizabeth Taylor, signed in black felt tip. In very good to fine condition, with scattered light creasing
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Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton886 - Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton
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Ballpoint signatures, "Best wishes, Elizabeth Taylor" and "Richard Burton," on the reverse of a compliment's card from Londo...
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Shirley Temple887 - Shirley Temple
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Wonderful vintage glossy 8 x 10 photo of the legendary child actress in a cute head-and-shoulders pose, signed in fountain pen as a child, "Lov...
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Rudolph Valentino888 - Rudolph Valentino
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Bank check, 8.25 x 3.25, filled out in another hand and signed by Rudolph Valentino, "R. Valentino," payable to his attorney Louis H. Moos...
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Orson Welles889 - Orson Welles
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DS, one page, 8 x 10.5, no date. Original IRS Form 872 concerning "Consent Fixing Period of Limitation Upon Assessment of Income and Profits Ta...
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Orson Welles and Cole Porter890 - Orson Welles and Cole Porter
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DS, five pages, 8 x 13, April 25, 1946. Contract between Orson Welles, Cole Porter, and Mercury Enterprises in regard to the "production of the...
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Wizard of Oz: Charley Grapewin891 - Wizard of Oz: Charley Grapewin
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Two books by Charley Grapewin: The Flowing Bowl, hardcover, privately printed edition of 150 copies, published in 1933, signed and inscribed on the fi
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Boxing: Heavyweight Champs892 - Boxing: Heavyweight Champs
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Exceptional vintage color 23 x 34.5 poster featuring a portrait by LeRoy Neiman for 'America Honors the Heavyweight Champions' in Las Vegas ...
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Ty Cobb893 - Ty Cobb
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ALS signed “Tyrus R. Cobb,” one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, February 2, 1959. Letter to Frank Kennedy, Jr., in full: "I have very r...
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Vince Lombardi894 - Vince Lombardi
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Green Bay Packers check, 8 x 3, filled out in another hand and signed by Lombardi, "Vincent Lombardi," payable to Thomas M. Miller for $31...
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John L. Sullivan895 - John L. Sullivan
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Sought-after vintage ink signature, "Compliments of John L. Sullivan, Nov. 18th, 1907,” on an off-white 4.5 x 2.75 slip affixed to a slightly l...
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Cy Young896 - Cy Young
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Vintage fountain pen signature, "Cy Young,” on an off-white 5.5 x 3.25 government postcard, postmarked at Newcomerstown, Ohio, on August 12, 19...
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Muhammad Ali897 - Muhammad Ali
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Off-white 8.5 x 6.5 notebook sheet bearing four blue felt tip signatures of Muhammad Ali, who adds an inscription in blue ballpoint above, "For...
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Muhammad Ali898 - Muhammad Ali
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Two items: a tri-fold religious pamphlet entitled "What They Say About Muhammad (Pbuh)," 3.75 x 8.5, signed in ballpoint, "Muhammad A...
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Muhammad Ali899 - Muhammad Ali
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AQS penned in black felt tip on a brown 11 x 8.5 cardstock sheet, "Service for God, is the rent we pay for our room in the Hereafter,12–18–88,&...
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Muhammad Ali900 - Muhammad Ali
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Religious pamphlet entitled "A Strange and Unique House," 3.5 x 5, signed on the front in black ballpoint by Muhammad Ali. In fine conditi...
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Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier901 - Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier
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Color satin-finish 20 x 16 photo of Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier squaring off before one of their legendary bouts, signed by both in black felt tip. I
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Henry Armstrong902 - Henry Armstrong
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Vintage glossy 8 x 10 photo of Armstrong in a full-length fighting pose, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint, "Sincerely to my two ardent fa...
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Frank 'Home Run' Baker903 - Frank 'Home Run' Baker
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Vintage ballpoint signature, "J. Franklin Baker,” on an off-white 3.75 x .75 slip clipped from a check. Matted and framed with a full-length ph...
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Seve Ballesteros904 - Seve Ballesteros
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A 1993 Masters Champions of Golf card for Seve Ballesteros, 2.5 x 4.75, signed on the front in black felt tip. In fine condition.
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Baseball Hall of Famers905 - Baseball Hall of Famers
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Four items signed by baseball Hall of Famers, including: Al Barlick (signed Perez-Steele card); Ernie Lombardi (signed photo, encapsulated by BVG/JSA)
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Baseball Hall of Famers906 - Baseball Hall of Famers
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Five items signed by baseball Hall of Famers, including: Gabby Hartnett (signature); Heinie Manush (signature, matted with a Perez-Steele card); Fred
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Baseball Hall of Famers907 - Baseball Hall of Famers
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Four items signed by baseball Hall of Famers, including: Lloyd Waner (SP, framed); Freddie Lindstrom (biographical card); Urban 'Red' Faber ...
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