RR Auction: Fine Autographs and Artifacts featuring Science and Technology

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Boasting nearly 1,000 lots in a variety of genres, RR Auction's June Fine Autographs and Artifacts sale is highlighted by a Science and Technology section that includes a Lunar Module rotational hand controller, letters by Charles Darwin and Albert Einstein, rare early computer hardware, and more. Other top lots include Apollo 14 moonwalker Edgar Mitchell's lunar surface-worn backpack strap, a letter by Joseph Stalin with a hammer-and-sickle sketch, a Beatles-signed promo slick for A Hard Day's Night, hand-drawn plans from Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin studio, and signed letters by luminaries like Davy Crockett, Paul Gauguin, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sigmund Freud, Richard Wagner, and Claude Monet. 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 June 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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Beatles: John Lennon558 - Beatles: John Lennon
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Rare DS, unsigned, three pages, 8.5 x 14, May 13, 1971. A mimeographed copy of a notes of conference meeting between John Lennon, H. H. Monroe, and re
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Beatles: John Lennon559 - Beatles: John Lennon
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Ballpoint signature, "John Lennon,” on an off-white 3.25 x 2.25 card. In fine condition, with light handling wear and a small stain in the left...
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,600.00
 
 
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Beatles: Paul McCartney560 - Beatles: Paul McCartney
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Circa 1965-1966 ballpoint signature, "Paul McCartney,” on an off-white 6 x 4 lightly lined sheet of stationery. In very good to fine condition,...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Beatles: Paul and Linda McCartney561 - Beatles: Paul and Linda McCartney
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Vintage matte-finish 9.75 x 7.75 photo of Paul and Linda McCartney seated with another gentleman during a lighthearted photo shoot, signed in black in
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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James Brown562 - James Brown
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James Brown's personally-owned and -worn black jacket and vest, pinned to a large 40 x 32 mount, with engraved plaque reading, "Authentic S...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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The Eagles563 - The Eagles
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The Long Run album by the Eagles, signed on the front cover in silver ink by Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Timothy B. Schmit, Don Felder, and Glenn Frey. In
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 2,800.00
 
 
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Jimi Hendrix Experience564 - Jimi Hendrix Experience
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Highly sought-after ballpoint signatures, “Jimi Hendrix,” “Noel Redding,” and “Mitch, x,” on individual 3.75 x 3 multicolored cards. Also included is
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Estimates : 8,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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Janis Joplin565 - Janis Joplin
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Rare ballpoint signature, "Love, Janis Joplin," who adds a small heart on an off-white 9 x 6 sheet. Handsomely matted and framed with an o...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Bob Marley566 - Bob Marley
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Highly appealing Island Records 45 RPM record sleeve signed in black felt tip, "All the best, Bob Marley." In very good condition, with ov...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Pink Floyd567 - Pink Floyd
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Highly sought-after The Wall promotional album by Pink Floyd, signed neatly on the front cover in black ballpoint by David Gilmour, and in blue ballpo
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Estimates : 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
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Pink Floyd568 - Pink Floyd
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Sought-after early ink signatures and inscription, “Love to Louise, The Pink Floyd, Syd Barrett, x,” “Roger Waters,” and “Nick Mason, xx,” on an off-w
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Elvis Presley569 - Elvis Presley
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Very desirable G. I. Blues album signed on the front cover in blue ballpoint by Elvis Presley. In very good to fine condition, with light scuffing, co
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Elvis Presley570 - Elvis Presley
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Vintage 8 x 10 program photo of Elvis in a stylish zippered jacket, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint, "To Joyce, 'Loving You,' El...
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Elvis Presley571 - Elvis Presley
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Vintage ballpoint signature, "Thanks! Elvis Presley,” on a white 3 x 3.5 lined slip. In fine condition.
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Elvis Presley572 - Elvis Presley
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Vintage color Hotel Sahara postcard for The Donald O'Connor Show, 8 x 5, signed on the reverse in blue ballpoint by Elvis Presley. In very good ...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Queen573 - Queen
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Hugely desirable official ‘R’ hologram-style RIAA gold sales award presented to "WXTB to commemorate the sale of more than 500,000 copies of th...
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Rolling Stones574 - Rolling Stones
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Vintage ballpoint signatures, “Mick Jagger,” “Keith Richard,” “Brian Jones,” “Bill Wyman,” and “The Rolling Stones, Love, Charlie Boy,” on individual
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Eddie Van Halen575 - Eddie Van Halen
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Stage-used Charvel EVH Art Series electric guitar with black and white stripe pattern, played during a Van Halen concert at the Toyota Center by Eddie
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Estimates : 15,000.00 - 20,000.00
 
 
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The Clash576 - The Clash
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London Calling album by The Clash, signed on the front cover in black felt tip, "Joe Strummer," "Mick Jones," "Paul Simonon...
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Amy Winehouse577 - Amy Winehouse
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Back to Black CD booklet signed on the front in black felt tip, "Amy, x," with a quick sketch of a heart above. In fine condition. The CD ...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Ernst Bloch578 - Ernst Bloch
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German Marxist philosopher (1885–1977). Untranslated ALS in German, one page both sides, 6 x 3.75, October 15, 1962. In fine condition, with two file
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Peter Cornelius579 - Peter Cornelius
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German composer, music critic, poet, and translator (1824–1874). AMS in German on the reverse of a 2.5 x 4 carte-de-visite portrait of himself, June
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Friedrich von Flotow580 - Friedrich von Flotow
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German composer (1812–1883) chiefly remembered for his opera Martha, which was popular in the 19th century. Intricate AMQS, signed "Fr. von Flo...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Umberto Giordano581 - Umberto Giordano
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Italian opera composer (1867–1948) in the verismo, or 'realist,' style, known for his opera Andrea Chénier. Untranslated ALS in Italian...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Anselm Huttenbrenner582 - Anselm Huttenbrenner
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Austrian composer (1794–1868) who was friends with both Beethoven and Schubert. Handwritten musical manuscript, six musically-lined pages, 13 x 10, ti
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Herbert von Karajan583 - Herbert von Karajan
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Austrian conductor (1908–1989) who is generally regarded as one of the greatest conductors of the 20th century; he served as principal conductor of th
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Zoltan Kodaly584 - Zoltan Kodaly
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Hungarian composer, educator, ethnomusicologist, linguist, author, and philosopher (1882–1967). Glossy 3.25 x 5.25 photo of Kodaly focused on his shee
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Gian Carlo Menotti585 - Gian Carlo Menotti
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Italian-American composer (1911–2007) best known for such popular operas as The Consul, The Saint of Bleecker Street, and Amahl and the Night Visitors
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Ignaz Moscheles586 - Ignaz Moscheles
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Bohemian composer and piano virtuoso (1794-1870), whose career after his early years was based initially in London, and later at Leipzig, where he suc
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Sergei Rachmaninoff587 - Sergei Rachmaninoff
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ALS in German in pencil, one page, 5.5 x 4.25, December 9, 1910. Untranslated letter to Hermann Kutzschbach, conductor of the Dresdener Hofkapelle, re
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Camille Saint-Saens588 - Camille Saint-Saens
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Prolific French Romantic composer (1835–1921) of such timeless works as the 'Organ Symphony,' the opera 'Samson et Dalila,' and the ...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Pablo de Sarasate589 - Pablo de Sarasate
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AMQS on an off-white 12.5 x 8 sheet, signed and inscribed below in ink, "A Monsieur Comte de Latour, souvenir de notre voisinage a Stuttgart [T...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Gaspare Spontini590 - Gaspare Spontini
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Italian opera composer and conductor (1774–1851), extremely celebrated in his time, though largely forgotten after his death. AMQS on a 6.5 x 8.75 off
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Luther Allison591 - Luther Allison
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Blues guitarist (1939–1997) who played with Howlin’ Wolf’s band, backed James Cotton, and had his own highly respectable career. DS, signed “Luther S.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Louis Armstrong592 - Louis Armstrong
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Color glossy 8 x 10 ABC publicity photo of Armstrong striking a pose with his trumpet, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, "To Joy, From Lo...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Louis Armstrong and Earl 'Fatha' Hines593 - Louis Armstrong and Earl 'Fatha' Hines
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Vintage glossy 8 x 10 ABC publicity photo of a young Armstrong at the microphone, signed in green fountain pen, "Louis Armstrong," and sig...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Sidney Bechet594 - Sidney Bechet
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Innovative clarinetist and saxophonist (1897–1959) regarded as one of the greatest wind players in the history of jazz. Vintage glossy 7 x 9.5 close-u
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Wayne Cochran595 - Wayne Cochran
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American blue-eyed soul singer (1939–2017) who is remembered for his outlandish outfits and white pompadour hairstyle, which earned him the nickname...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Miles Davis596 - Miles Davis
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Vintage fountain pen signature, "Miles Davis,” on an off-white 3.5 x 2.5 sheet affixed to a slightly larger sheet. Removably corner-mounted to ...
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Delta Blues Cartel597 - Delta Blues Cartel
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White Stratocaster-style pickguard signed in black felt tip by six Delta blues legends: "Pinetop Perkins, 2004," "Homesick James,&quo...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Duke Ellington598 - Duke Ellington
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Vintage fountain pen signature, "Duke Ellington,” on an off-white 5 x 3 card. In fine condition.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Ella Fitzgerald599 - Ella Fitzgerald
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Program for Norman Granz presents An Evening with Ella Fitzgerald and The Oscar Peterson Trio, 10.75 x 13.75, signed on the front cover in fountain pe
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Danny Gatton600 - Danny Gatton
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American guitarist (1945–1994) who created a musical style called 'redneck jazz.' His nicknames include 'The Humbler' and 'The T...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Peter Green601 - Peter Green
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White Stratocaster-style pickguard signed in black felt tip by Peter Green. In fine condition. Accompanied by an unsigned poster promoting a Peter Gre
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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John Lee Hooker602 - John Lee Hooker
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Satin-finish 8 x 10 Pointblank publicity photo of Hooker posing with his guitar in front of a classic car, signed in the upper border in black felt ti
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Edith Piaf603 - Edith Piaf
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Vintage fountain pen signature and inscription, "To Joe, from Edith Piaf,” on an off-white 5 x 3 card bearing a small affixed portrait. Notatio...
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Cole Porter and Ella Fitzgerald604 - Cole Porter and Ella Fitzgerald
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Two items: a fountain pen signature, "Cole Porter," on an off-white 3.5 x 1 slip affixed to a 5 x 3 card; and a fountain pen signature and...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Son Seals605 - Son Seals
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Chicago-based electric blues guitarist and singer (1942–2004) who began performing professionally at the age of 13; known for his intense and innovati
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Nina Simone606 - Nina Simone
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Ballpoint signature and inscription, "Nina Simone, To Flemming,” on a white 4.5 x 3.5 card. In very fine condition.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Victoria Spivey607 - Victoria Spivey
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Blues singer and songwriter (1906–1976) sometimes known as 'Queen Victoria,' who was a pioneering blues recording artist of the 1920s along ...
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