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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Eddie and Alex Van Halen808 - Eddie and Alex Van Halen
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Fair Warning album by Van Halen, signed on the front cover in blue felt tip by Eddie and Alex Van Halen. In fine condition, with an affixed price stic
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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The Velvet Underground809 - The Velvet Underground
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Self-titled third studio album by The Velvet Underground, signed on the front cover in blue felt tip by Lou Reed, Doug Yule, and Moe Tucker. In fine c
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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The Who810 - The Who
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Who's Next album signed on the front cover in blue felt tip by Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, and John Entwistle. In fine condition, with light ...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Neil Young811 - Neil Young
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After the Gold Rush album signed on the front cover in silver ink by Neil Young. In fine condition. The record is not included.
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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ZZ Top812 - ZZ Top
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Album insert for Degüello by ZZ Top, signed in blue felt tip by Dusty Hill, Frank Beard, and Billy Gibbons. In very fine condition. The record ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Josephine Baker813 - Josephine Baker
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Attractive color 6.75 x 9.25 paperstock photo of a topless Josephine Baker wearing a pearled outfit with red feather tail, signed and inscribed in fou
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Humphrey Bogart814 - Humphrey Bogart
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Large vintage fountain pen signature, "Humphrey Bogart,” on an off-white 5 x 3 album page bearing a small affixed portrait. In fine condition. ...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Marlon Brando815 - Marlon Brando
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Uncommon vintage fountain pen signature, "Marlon Brando,” on an off-white 5 x 3 album page. In fine condition, with a small area of adhesive re...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Lenny Bruce816 - Lenny Bruce
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Collection of autograph letters and notes from controversial stand-up comedian Lenny Bruce, dating between 1960 and 1966, and consisting of 10 pages w
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Casablanca817 - Casablanca
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Impressive display containing seven signatures from stars of the classic 1942 film Casablanca, including: an ink signature, "Sincerely, Humphre...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Charlie Chaplin818 - Charlie Chaplin
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Bold fountain pen signature, "Charlie Chaplin, May 20th, 1930," who adds brilliant sketches of a bowler hat, bamboo cane, and dress shoes ...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Charlie Chaplin819 - Charlie Chaplin
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Menu for the Critics' Circle luncheon honoring Charlie Chaplin in London on October 10, 1952, two pages, 6 x 9.5, signed on the front cover in b...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Judy Garland820 - Judy Garland
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Stunning vintage oversized matte-finish 10 x 13 MGM portrait by Clarence Sinclair Bull of young Garland, signed and inscribed in black fountain pen,...
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Audrey Hepburn821 - Audrey Hepburn
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Gorgeous vintage glossy 8 x 10 double weight Paramount Pictures publicity photo of Audrey Hepburn from circa 1952, signed nicely in blue ink. In fine
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Audrey Hepburn822 - Audrey Hepburn
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Huge felt tip signature, "Audrey Hepburn,” on an off-white 7 x 1.5 card. Beautifully double-matted with a massive portrait of Hepburn in her cl...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Alfred Hitchcock823 - Alfred Hitchcock
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Bold ink self-portrait sketch of Hitchcock's immediately recognizable profile on an off-white 6.5 x 6.5 sheet, boldly signed in ink, "from,...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Harry Houdini824 - Harry Houdini
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A Kingbreaker key and lock possibly owned and modified by Houdini, as-found from the collection of fellow escape artist and magician Joseph Kolar. The
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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George Hurrell825 - George Hurrell
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Preeminent celebrity photographer of the 20th century (1904–1992) who helped to create Hollywood's glamour shot. Enormous limited edition matte-...
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Grace Kelly826 - Grace Kelly
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Beautiful glossy 8 x 10 photo of Grace Kelly in her prime, resting a hand on her cheek in a glamorous reclined pose, signed in the lower right in blac
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Grace Kelly827 - Grace Kelly
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Gorgeous glossy 3.5 x 5.5 postcard photo of Kelly during her MGM years, neatly signed in the lower border in black felt tip. In fine condition.
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Veronica Lake828 - Veronica Lake
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Beautiful vintage glossy 8 x 10 Paramount Pictures publicity photo of the lovely actress from 1951, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint, "Be...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Laurel and Hardy829 - Laurel and Hardy
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Vintage ink signatures and inscription, "Hello Christine! Stan Laurel" and "Oliver Hardy," on an off-white 4.5 x 4 album page. I...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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George Lucas830 - George Lucas
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Sought-after DS, signed twice as "George W. Lucas, Jr.," one page, 8.5 x 11, December 31, 1973. Lucas files his annual confidential statem...
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Vivien Leigh831 - Vivien Leigh
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Appealing vintage matte-finish 3.25 x 5.5 head-and-shoulders photo of Leigh, signed and inscribed in the lower border in green fountain pen. In fine c
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Marilyn Monroe832 - Marilyn Monroe
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Vintage glossy 7.25 x 9.5 photo of Monroe taken during a Frank Powolny glamour shoot in 1953, depicting the starlet wrapped in white fur and wearing a
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Estimates : 15,000.00 - 20,000.00
 
 
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Steve McQueen833 - Steve McQueen
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Early vintage fountain pen signature and inscription, "To Joe, Steve McQueen,” on an off-white 5 x 3 card bearing a small affixed portrait. Not...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Steve McQueen834 - Steve McQueen
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DS, signed twice “Steven T. McQueen,” six pages, 8.5 x 11, February 2, 1973. Document regarding a "Minutes of Annual Meeting of Shareholders an...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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The Munsters: Fred Gwynne835 - The Munsters: Fred Gwynne
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Rare glossy 7.75 x 10 photo of Gwynne as the Frankenstein's monster-inspired Herman Munster in The Munsters, signed and inscribed in black felt ...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Frank Sinatra836 - Frank Sinatra
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Handsome vintage glossy 8 x 10 publicity photo of the young crooner in a bow tie, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "To Helen—With Sincere ...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Elizabeth Taylor837 - Elizabeth Taylor
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Stunning vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 close-up photo of Elizabeth Taylor lying on a pillow, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "My darling Mi...
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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John Wayne838 - John Wayne
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Color 5.5 x 3.5 postcard showing an artistic depiction of the Matson Lines luxury liner Matsonia, signed and inscribed on the reverse in blue ballpoin
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Pedro Armendariz839 - Pedro Armendariz
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Mexican-born actor (1912–1963) who played Kerim Bey in From Russia with Love; he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, prompted by his impending slo
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Lauren Bacall840 - Lauren Bacall
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Vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 studio portrait of Bacall, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint, "To Kenny Browne, Best Regards, Lauren Bacall Bo...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Josephine Baker841 - Josephine Baker
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Large vintage fountain pen signature, "Souvenir de Josephine Baker, 1935,” on a 4.5 x 6 album page. Double-matted with an exotic portrait to an...
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Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz842 - Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz
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Two personal checks, both approximately 8 x 3, and both filled out in type: one signed "Lucille Ball Arnaz," made payable to Beverly Hills...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Tallulah Bankhead843 - Tallulah Bankhead
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Gorgeous vintage pearl-finish 8 x 10 photo of Bankhead holding a beaded fan, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "To Helen Brooks, Best Wishe...
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Theda Bara844 - Theda Bara
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Popular silent actress (1885–1955) famous for her 'vamp' roles and known as one of cinema's first sex symbols. Vintage fountain pen sign...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Brigitte Bardot845 - Brigitte Bardot
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Four color glossy photos of the French sex symbol during steamy modeling shoots, 8 x 10 and 10 x 8, each photo signed in black felt tip by Brigitte Ba
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Ingrid Bergman846 - Ingrid Bergman
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Vintage fountain pen signature of the acclaimed actress, "Ingrid Bergman,” on an off-white 4.75 x 2.75 card. In fine condition.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Sarah Bernhardt847 - Sarah Bernhardt
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Vintage glossy 5.25 x 8.25 full-length photo of Bernhardt in costume, signed and inscribed in black ink, "Sarah Bernhardt, 1911.” Framed to an ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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The Brady Bunch848 - The Brady Bunch
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Color glossy 11 x 14 photo of the Brady Bunch cast, signed in black felt tip by Christopher Knight, Barry Williams, Ann B. Davis, Florence Henderson,
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The Breakfast Club849 - The Breakfast Club
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Color satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of the cast of the classic 1985 film The Breakfast Club, signed in blue felt tip by Emilio Estevez, Molly Ringwald, Al
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Richard Brooks850 - Richard Brooks
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American screenwriter, film director, novelist and film producer (1912–1992) who is best known for Blackboard Jungle, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, In Cold B
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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James Cagney851 - James Cagney
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Glossy 8 x 10 photo of the tough-guy actor with his hair slicked back, signed in blue felt tip, "Jim Cagney." In fine condition, with ligh...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Lon Chaney Jr and Ronald Reagan852 - Lon Chaney Jr and Ronald Reagan
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Spiral-bound notebook, 3.25 x 5, signed inside on separate pages in pencil by Ronald Reagan and Lon Chaney, Jr. The notebook is also signed inside by
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Lon Chaney, Jr853 - Lon Chaney, Jr
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Choice fountain pen signature, "Lon Chaney,” on an off-white 5 x 3 card bearing a small affixed portrait. In very fine condition. Originally ob...
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Charlie Chaplin854 - Charlie Chaplin
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Crisp ballpoint signature, "Hello! Charlie Chaplin," on a yellow album page. Double-matted and framed with a splendid 11 x 14 portrait of ...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Gary Cooper855 - Gary Cooper
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Two documents: an official letter from Paramount Pictures directed to Gary Cooper, one page, 8.5 x 11, July 9, 1943, signed at the conclusion in fount
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Francis Ford Coppola856 - Francis Ford Coppola
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DS, three pages, 8.5 x 11, May 1, 1978. Document concerning the classic film Apocalypse Now, related to the employment agreement between Coppola'...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Joan Crawford857 - Joan Crawford
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Glamorous vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 photo of the Oscar-winning actress wrapped in a fur shawl, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "To Edwa...
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