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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Joan Crawford858 - Joan Crawford
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Extremely early vintage matte-finish 6 x 8 photo of a young Crawford wrapped in a fur, signed in fountain pen, "Lovingly yours, Joan Crawford.&...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Creature from the Black Lagoon859 - Creature from the Black Lagoon
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Two items: a felt tip sketch by Ricou Browning of the Creature of the Black Lagoon on a white 8.5 x 11 cardstock sheet, signed below by Browning, who
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Sammy Davis, Jr860 - Sammy Davis, Jr
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DS signed twice by Sammy Davis, Jr., one page, 8 x 10.25, February 28, 1966. Agreement between El San Juan Hotel and Sammy Davis Enterprises of Delawa
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Edward Dmytryk861 - Edward Dmytryk
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Oscar-nominated director (1908–1999) who was named as one of the Hollywood Ten, a group of blacklisted film industry professionals who refused to test
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Dracula: Helen Chandler862 - Dracula: Helen Chandler
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Actress (1906–1965) best remembered as Mina in the film Dracula with Bela Lugosi. Vintage fountain pen signature, "Sincerely, Helen Chandler,” ...
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Isadora Duncan863 - Isadora Duncan
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Pioneer of modern dance (1877–1927) killed in a grisly accident when her scarf became entangled in the wheels and axle of the car in which she was rid
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Dynasty864 - Dynasty
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Signed book: Dynasty: The Authorized Biography of the Carringtons. First edition. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1984. Hardcover with dust jacket, 8.75 x
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Jane Fonda865 - Jane Fonda
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Two items: a color 4 x 6 postcard of Fonda as Barbarella, signed in black felt tip; and a glossy 10 x 8 close-up photo, signed in black felt tip, &q...
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Frankenstein: Colin Clive866 - Frankenstein: Colin Clive
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English actor (1900–1937) remembered for his portrayal of Dr. Henry Frankenstein in James Whale's classic Universal horror films. Vintage founta...
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Ava Gardner867 - Ava Gardner
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Vintage matte-finish 11.5 x 14.5 portrait of Gardner in a glamorous close-up pose, signed and inscribed in white ink, "For Elizabeth, Thanks fo...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Judy Garland868 - Judy Garland
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Personal check, 7.25 x 3.25, filled out in type and signed by Garland, "Judy Garland," payable to Cloretha B. Gland for $148.42, August 8,...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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The Godfather: Richard Castellano869 - The Godfather: Richard Castellano
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Academy Award-nominated actor (1933–1988) best known for his role as capo Pete Clemenza in the 1972 classic The Godfather. Castellano died of a heart
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Jim Henson870 - Jim Henson
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Beautiful felt tip signature, "Jim Henson," on the reverse of a color 6 x 4 postcard depicting his famous puppet characters from The Muppe...
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Katharine Hepburn871 - Katharine Hepburn
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Matte-finish 3.5 x 5 photo of Hepburn climbing a ladder, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, "For Helen Rose, Gratefully, Katharine Hepburn...
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Charlton Heston872 - Charlton Heston
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Vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 photo of Heston as a handsome young actor, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "Best to Mary Stella, Charlton Hes...
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I Love Lucy873 - I Love Lucy
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Four items: a personal check, 8.25 x 3, filled out in type and signed in ballpoint, "Lucille Ball Arnaz," dated February 25, 1959; a perso...
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Maurice Jarre874 - Maurice Jarre
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French composer of film scores (1924-2009), for which he won three Academy Awards. Color satin-finish 5 x 7.5 close-up photo of a smiling Maurice Jarr
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Bert Lahr875 - Bert Lahr
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Fantastic vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 photo of the actor-comedian by Broadway photographer George Maillard Kesslere, signed and inscribed in fountain
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Laverne and Shirley876 - Laverne and Shirley
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Color satin-finish 11 x 14 photo of Laverne and Shirley with their neighbors Lenny Kosnowski and Andrew 'Squiggy' Squiggman, signed in blue ...
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Maury Laws877 - Maury Laws
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American television and film composer (born 1923) who is best known for writing scores to famous animated films like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, S
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Heath Ledger878 - Heath Ledger
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Color glossy 8 x 10 photo of Ledger as Skip in the 2005 film Lords of Dogtown, signed in blue felt tip. In fine condition.
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Vivien Leigh879 - Vivien Leigh
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Bold vintage fountain pen signature and inscription, "Joe, Vivien Leigh,” on an off-white 5 x 3 card bearing a small affixed portrait. In fine ...
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Jayne Mansfield880 - Jayne Mansfield
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Ballpoint signature, "Love! Jayne Mansfield," adding two small hearts on an off-white 4 x 6 card. In fine condition. Collector's ink n...
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Strother Martin881 - Strother Martin
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Glossy 8.25 x 10 photo of Martin from one of his early Western film roles, signed and inscribed in black ink, "To Rene, Yep—this picture has go...
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Sal Mineo882 - Sal Mineo
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ALS, one page, 5.25 x 7.25, personal letterhead, no date. Brief letter to Mrs. Gillette, in full: "Thank you for sending me these lovely pieces...
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Marilyn Monroe883 - Marilyn Monroe
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Original vintage color glossy 2.75 x 4.25 Kodachrome candid snapshot photo of Monroe in a fur coat with a red scarf over her head. Reverse bears a Kod
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Marilyn Monroe884 - Marilyn Monroe
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Strange original vintage glossy 6 x 6 hand-cut silver gelatin photo featuring nine identical bare-shouldered portraits of Monroe arranged in a pinwhee
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Marilyn Monroe885 - Marilyn Monroe
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Original vintage glossy 6.75 x 9.25 silver gelatin photo of Monroe descending the steps of an airplane toward a crowd of photographers upon her arriva
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Marilyn Monroe886 - Marilyn Monroe
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Original vintage semi-glossy 10 x 8 silver gelatin photo of Marilyn Monroe in a scene from The Misfits, taken by Inge Morath of the famous Magnum Phot
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Marilyn Monroe887 - Marilyn Monroe
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Beautiful original vintage semi-glossy 6.25 x 9.6 silver gelatin photo of Monroe posing with a drink during the filming of The Misfits, taken by legen
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Marilyn Monroe888 - Marilyn Monroe
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Original vintage color glossy 3.25 x 3.25 Kodachrome candid snapshot photo of Monroe smiling in a pink shawl-and-sunglasses disguise against a wood-pa
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Marilyn Monroe889 - Marilyn Monroe
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Original vintage color glossy 3.25 x 4.75 Kodachrome candid snapshot photo of Monroe in a fur shawl-and-sunglasses disguise. Reverse bears a Kodak sta
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Marilyn Monroe890 - Marilyn Monroe
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Original vintage glossy 3.75 x 6 silver gelatin photo of Monroe in a wheelchair, stamp-dated July 21, 1961 on the reverse. Reverse bears a Central Pre
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Marilyn Monroe891 - Marilyn Monroe
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Complete first series set of "Marilyn Monroe Trade Cards" in their original packaging, entitled "Marilyn and Her Music," contain...
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Marilyn Monroe and Marlon Brando892 - Marilyn Monroe and Marlon Brando
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Original vintage glossy 7.75 x 6.5 silver gelatin photo of Marilyn Monroe and Marlon Brando in elegant formal attire, entering a party for The Rose Ta
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Marilyn Monroe and US Servicemen893 - Marilyn Monroe and US Servicemen
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Original vintage glossy 8.5 x 7.25 silver gelatin photo of Marilyn Monroe performing for a huge crowd of American soldiers during her trip in Korea in
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Marilyn Monroe and US Servicewomen894 - Marilyn Monroe and US Servicewomen
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Original vintage glossy 8 x 6 silver gelatin photo of Marilyn Monroe in a polka-dot dress, posing with a group of four representatives of the women&...
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Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable, and Montgomery Clift895 - Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable, and Montgomery Clift
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Original vintage glossy 7.75 x 10 silver gelatin photo of Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable, and Montgomery Clift in the 1961 film The Misfits, taken by Eve
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Monty Python896 - Monty Python
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Very appealing spiral-bound souvenir script for the 1979 comedy classic Monty Python's Life of Brian, 8.75 x 11, signed on the front cover in bl...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Monty Python897 - Monty Python
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Vintage 8.25 x 5.75 cardstock photo of Monty Python on the beach, signed in ink by John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin. In fine
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NYPD Blue898 - NYPD Blue
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Glossy 10 x 8 ABC publicity photo of the NYPD Blue cast from 2002, signed in black felt tip by Jacqueline Obradors, Henry Simmons, Esai Morales, Mark-
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Our Gang: Allen Hoskins899 - Our Gang: Allen Hoskins
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American actor (1920–1980) best remembered as the character 'Farina' in the Our Gang film shorts of the 1920s and early '30s. At the end...
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Luke Perry900 - Luke Perry
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Actor (1966–2019) remembered for his role as Dylan McKay on Beverly Hills, 90210. Glossy 8 x 10 close-up photo of Perry in a sweater, signed in blue f
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Tyrone Power and Katharine Cornell901 - Tyrone Power and Katharine Cornell
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Vintage matte-finish 10 x 8 photo of Power and Cornell side-by-side, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint, "Best regards, Tyrone Power" ...
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Christopher Reeve902 - Christopher Reeve
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Handsome color satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of Christopher Reeve in a cool three-quarter-length pose against a red background, signed in black felt tip.
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Star Trek903 - Star Trek
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Color 7 x 5 Paramount Pictures promo card for the 1982 science fiction film Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, signed in silver ink by William Shatner,
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Star Trek: Shatner and Nimoy904 - Star Trek: Shatner and Nimoy
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Color semi-glossy 16 x 20 photo of Spock standing beside an armed Captain Kirk, signed in silver ink by William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy. In fine con
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James Stewart905 - James Stewart
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ALS signed “Jim,” penned on the reverse of an 8.5 x 11 TLS from author John D. Voelker, which is dated July 16, 1959. Stewart's handwritten resp...
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Elizabeth Taylor906 - Elizabeth Taylor
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Vintage fountain pen signature, "Elizabeth Taylor,” on an off-white 5 x 3 card. In fine to very fine condition, with a trivial brush to the &qu...
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Elizabeth Taylor907 - Elizabeth Taylor
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Color 9.5 x 13 close-up photo of Taylor with her hair wrapped in a towel removed from an issue of Life Magazine, prominently signed in purple felt tip
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