RR Auction: Fine Autographs and Artifacts featuring Science and Technology

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Science and Technology dominates the 900+ items in RR Auction's December Fine Autographs and Artifacts sale, highlighted by a fully functional Enigma I cipher machine used by the German military, letters by Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking, an Apple floppy disk signed by Steve Jobs, an historic Apollo and other space program artifacts. Other autograph highlights include a John Dillinger letter from jail, a ledger signed by Davy Crockett, multiple George Washington and Abraham Lincoln items, and other outstanding pieces of the past. 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 December 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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Eugene O'Neill616 - Eugene O'Neill
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Signed book: The Emperor Jones. First edition, limited issue, numbered 614/775. NY: Boni & Liveright, 1928. Hardcover, 7.75 x 10.25, 90 pages. S...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Charles Portis617 - Charles Portis
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Unsigned first edition book: True Grit by Charles Portis. First edition, first printing. NY: Simon & Schuster, 1968. Hardcover with unclipped du...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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John Ruskin618 - John Ruskin
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ALS signed “J. Ruskin,” one page both sides, 4.5 x 7, no date. Letter to Henry Watson, in full: "Many thanks for the extract. I am sure the des...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Maurice Sendak619 - Maurice Sendak
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Signed book: Maurice Sendak's Really Rosie Starring the Nutshell Kids. First edition. NY: HarperTrophy, 1975. Softcover, 10.5 x 8.75, 64 pages. ...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Maurice Sendak620 - Maurice Sendak
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Attractive limited edition 9.5 x 12.5 print by Barry Moser, lettered J/26, signed in the wide lower margin in pencil by the subject, "Maurice S...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Dr. Seuss621 - Dr. Seuss
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Signed book: You're Only Old Once! Later printing. NY: Random House, 1986. Hardcover with dust jacket, 8.25 x 11.25. Signed opposite the title p...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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George Bernard Shaw622 - George Bernard Shaw
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Brief handwritten note in red ink, "O.K., G. Bernard Shaw, 4th Feb. 1939" on a TLS addressed to him by Clive Sansom, one page, 8 x 10, Spe...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn623 - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
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Signed book: August 1914. Later printing. NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1972. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.25 x 9.5, 622 pages. Signed on the title
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Chris Van Allsburg624 - Chris Van Allsburg
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Signed book: The Polar Express. First edition. Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin, 1985. Hardcover with dust jacket, 11.75 x 9.25, 30 pages. Signed on th
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Kurt Vonnegut625 - Kurt Vonnegut
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Signed book: Hocus Pocus. First edition, first printing. NY: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1990. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.25 x 9.5, 302 pages. Signed and i
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Evelyn Waugh626 - Evelyn Waugh
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Signed book: Basil Seal Rides Again. First edition, limited issued, numbered 424/1000. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1963. Hardcover, 7.75 x 10.2
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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H. G. Wells627 - H. G. Wells
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Fascinating TLS signed “H. G.,” one page, 7 x 9, 13 Hanover Terrace letterhead, November 15, 1943. Letter to British writer and linguist Charles Kay O
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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E. B. White628 - E. B. White
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Signed book: Essays on E. B. White. First edition. NY: Harper & Row, 1977. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.5 x 9.5, 277 pages. Signed and inscribe...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Garth Williams629 - Garth Williams
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Signed book: Stuart Little. Later printing. NY: Harper & Row, 1973. Hardcover with dust jacket, 5.75 x 8.25, 131 pages. Signed and inscribed on ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Writers and Musicians630 - Writers and Musicians
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Vintage ink signatures of writers and musicians on both sides of three off-white 5 x 7 album pages (one on an affixed slip). Signers include: writers
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Claude Debussy631 - Claude Debussy
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Very rare partly-printed DS in French, signed "Read and approved, Claude Debussy," one page both sides, 7 x 10, April 25, 1905. Contract w...
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Edvard Grieg632 - Edvard Grieg
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Marvelous AMQS on an off-white 7 x 4.5 sheet, boldly signed below, "Edvard Grieg," and dated at Bergen, Norway, on November 2, 1902. Grieg...
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Arthur Honegger633 - Arthur Honegger
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Gorgeous and artistic AMQS accomplished by Honegger in blue and red ink on an off-white 9.25 x 12 sheet, signed at the conclusion in fountain pen, &...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Giuseppe Verdi634 - Giuseppe Verdi
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ALS in Italian, signed “G. Verdi,” one page, 5.25 x 8.25, [annotated February 9, 1877 on the reverse]. Letter to his close colleague Mauro Corticelli,
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Richard Strauss635 - Richard Strauss
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Autograph musical manuscript signed "Richard Strauss," three pages on adjoining musically lined sheets, 10.5 x 14, for the final scene in ...
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Estimates : 20,000.00 - 25,000.00
 
 
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Wilhelm Westmeyer636 - Wilhelm Westmeyer
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Rare book: Schluss-Apotheose der Kaiser—Ouverture fúr grosses Orchester (u. Mánnerchor ad libitum) componirt und Sr.Ap.Majestát dem K...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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John Coltrane637 - John Coltrane
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Someday My Prince Will Come album signed neatly on the back cover in black ballpoint by John Coltrane. In very good to fine condition, with some light
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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George Gershwin638 - George Gershwin
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Extraordinary vintage matte-finish 7.5 x 9.5 close-up portrait of Gershwin in near profile, boldly signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "For B...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Bessie Smith640 - Bessie Smith
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Extremely desirable pencil signature, "Bessie Smith,” on an off-white 5.5 x 9.5 sheet of musically lined paper, with left side featuring a type...
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Estimates : 8,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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Beatles641 - Beatles
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Vintage glossy 5 x 3.5 Star Pics publicity photo of the Beatles by Dezo Hoffman, showing the group in their classic gray collarless suits, signed on t
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Estimates : 8,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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Beatles642 - Beatles
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Vintage ballpoint signatures, "John Lennon, xxx," "George Harrison," and "Love, Paul McCartney, (Beatles)," who adds a...
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Beatles643 - Beatles
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Extremely desirable oversized color 12.25 x 9 PYX cardstock promo photo of the Beatles holding roses and dressed in matching red plaid shirts, signed
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Estimates : 12,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
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Beatles 1965 Help! In-Store Display644 - Beatles 1965 Help! In-Store Display
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Awesome original in-store motorized ‘jack-in-the-box’ display for the Capitol Records release of the Beatles’ fifth studio album, Help!, the soundtrac
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Estimates : 7,500.00 - 9,500.00
 
 
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Beatles 1968 Yellow Submarine In-Store Display645 - Beatles 1968 Yellow Submarine In-Store Display
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Vibrantly colored original motorized display for the promotion of the Beatles’ tenth studio album, Yellow Submarine. The in-store cardboard display st
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Estimates : 6,000.00 - 8,000.00
 
 
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Beatles 1969 Abbey Road In-Store Display646 - Beatles 1969 Abbey Road In-Store Display
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Hugely appealing original in-store promotional display for the Apple Records release of the Beatles’ eleventh studio album, Abbey Road. This elaborate
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Estimates : 3,500.00 - 4,500.00
 
 
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Beatles: Harrison and McCartney647 - Beatles: Harrison and McCartney
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Two items: an ALS signed “George Harrison, xxx (Beatles),” one page, 5.5 x 7, postmarked June 1, 1963. Letter to Jennifer Pownall, written from the Od
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Estimates : 6,000.00 - 8,000.00
 
 
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Beatles: George Harrison648 - Beatles: George Harrison
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DS, signed “G. Harrison,” one page, 8 x 6.75, January 30, 1966. An invoice from Derek Walden, Charted Architect, of Chelmsford, Essex, for design and
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Beatles: John Lennon649 - Beatles: John Lennon
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Signed book: Grapefruit. First Sphere Books edition. London: Sphere Books, 1971. Softcover, 5 x 5. Signed on the first free end page in black felt tip
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Beatles: George Harrison650 - Beatles: George Harrison
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TLS, one page, 7.75 x 11, Apple letterhead, January 26, 1971. Letter to E. L. Archer, concerning "1 Container Antiques ex U.S.A., Shipped via S...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Beatles: Paul McCartney651 - Beatles: Paul McCartney
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Desirable color satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of Paul McCartney playing the bass and wearing a suit and tie, signed in black felt tip. Reverse bears a Lin
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Beatles: Klaus Voormann652 - Beatles: Klaus Voormann
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Original pencil sketch of Paul McCartney accomplished by Klaus Voormann on a white 15.5 x 11.75 sheet, signed at the bottom in artist's pencil b...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Jimi Hendrix Experience653 - Jimi Hendrix Experience
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Vintage ballpoint signatures, “Jimi Hendrix” and “Mitch,” on an off-white 5.25 x 3.25 album page, and “Lots of love, Noel Redding, xxx,” on an off-whi
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,000.00
 
 
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Elvis Presley654 - Elvis Presley
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Classic vintage glossy 8 x 10 promo photo of Elvis Presley in a suit and tie, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint, "To Carolyn, yours, Elvis...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Queen655 - Queen
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Extremely rare Christmas card sent out by Queen during the band’s ‘The Works Tour’ in 1984, with front showing a brilliantly illuminated stage and pac
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Rolling Stones656 - Rolling Stones
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Vintage black ballpoint signatures of Brian Jones, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Bill Wyman, and Charlie Watts penned on the reverse of an off-white 6.
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Rolling Stones: Ron Wood657 - Rolling Stones: Ron Wood
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Impressive limited edition screenprint entitled 'Elvis I' by Rolling Stone guitarist and artist Ron Wood, numbered 140/150, 21.75 x 30, sign...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Rolling Stones658 - Rolling Stones
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Vintage ballpoint signatures, "Love, Charlie Boy," "Keith Richard, The Rolling Stones," and "Mick Jagger,” on the back of a...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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The Who659 - The Who
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Fantastic vintage 9.5 x 12 German magazine photo of The Who, signed in blue ballpoint by Keith Moon, Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, and John Entwistle
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Leonard Bernstein660 - Leonard Bernstein
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Glossy 4 x 5.75 photo of Bernstein in profile, signed in the lower border in black felt tip by the great conductor. In fine condition, with a crease t
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Lina Cavalieri661 - Lina Cavalieri
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Italian operatic soprano, actress, and monologist (1874–1944) considered far and wide as one the great beauties of her day. Very attractive vintage ma
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Celebrities662 - Celebrities
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Vintage ink and pencil signatures of 11 celebrities on three off-white 5 x 6.75 album pages. Signers are: composers Alfred Grunfeld, adding an intrica
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Classical Musicians663 - Classical Musicians
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Leatherbound autograph album, 6.5x 7.25, signed inside by several notable classical musicians, including: Jacques Thibaud (AMQS), Alfred Cortot, Fritz
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Composers664 - Composers
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Collection of four musical quotes on various size sheets and cards. Quotes are from: Leo Blech, four bars, in pencil, from his opera 'Alpenkonig...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Composers and Musicians665 - Composers and Musicians
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Collection of six items signed by composers and classical musicians, including: Samuel Coleridge Taylor (AMQS, three measures and lyrics from Hiawatha
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Conductors and Singers666 - Conductors and Singers
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Vintage ink signatures of nine conductors and signers on both sides of two off-white 5 x 7 album pages. Signers include: conductors Bruno Walter, Vict
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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