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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Gaetano Donizetti667 - Gaetano Donizetti
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Italian composer (1797-1848) known as a leading composer of the bel canto opera style. Manuscript DS in Italian, one page, 8.25 x 4.5, June 3, 1844. R
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Victor Herbert668 - Victor Herbert
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Handwritten musical manuscript for a work titled at the top by Herbert 'A Wedding Procession,' on three pages of two adjoined sheets of 10.2...
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Victor Herbert669 - Victor Herbert
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Three items: an AMQS on an off-white 5 x 3 card, with five bars of music and lyrics from his operetta 'Eileen,' dated January 1917 and readi...
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Franz Lehar and Alexander Girardi670 - Franz Lehar and Alexander Girardi
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Two photos: a 3.25 x 5.25 postcard photo of the composer Lehar, signed vertically in black ink with a four-bar AMQS; and a 3.25 x 5.25 postcard photo
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Pietro Mascagni671 - Pietro Mascagni
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Italian composer (1863–1945) whose 1890 masterpiece ‘Cavalleria rusticana’ takes a place among the most beloved staples of the operatic repertoire. H
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Giacomo Meyerbeer672 - Giacomo Meyerbeer
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German-born composer (1791–1864) best known for such operas as Les Hugenots and Robert le diable. ALS in German, signed “Meyerbeer,” one page, 5.25 x
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Musicians673 - Musicians
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Vintage signatures of four musicians on both sides of a 4.75 x 6.75 album page. Signers are: Edmund Eysler, adding a four-bar AMQS from his operetta...
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Nicolas Nabokov674 - Nicolas Nabokov
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Russian-born composer and writer (1903–1978) who became a US citizen in 1939. Two items: a TLS, one page, 7.25 x 10.5, Peabody Conservatory of Music l
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Ignace J. Paderewski675 - Ignace J. Paderewski
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Ink signature and inscription, "To J. Miller with best wishes, I. J. Paderewski, 4. IV. 1930,” on an off-white 4 x 5.25 sheet with an affixed p...
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Ignace J. Paderewski676 - Ignace J. Paderewski
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Stunning vintage matte-finish 7.5 x 9.5 Hartsook portrait of Paderewski affixed to its original 11 x 13.75 mount, crisply signed on the mount in black
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Sergei Rachmaninoff677 - Sergei Rachmaninoff
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Ink signature, "S. Rachmaninoff,” on an off-white 4 x 5.5 clipped sheet with attached portrait of the great Russian composer. Mounted to an ove...
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Franz Schreker678 - Franz Schreker
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German composer (1878–1934) best known for his operas and orchestral music. Schreker, a Jew, was denounced by the Nazis for the production of 'E...
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Jean Sibelius679 - Jean Sibelius
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Distinguished Finnish composer (1865–1957) of Romantic-nationalistic tendencies, best known for his seven completed symphonies and the tone poem Finla
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Singers680 - Singers
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Collection of eight items: vintage 3.5 x 5.5 photo of Alessandro Bonci, signed and inscribed in fountain pen and dated 1912, and affixed to a slightly
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Singers681 - Singers
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Four items: three vintage photos, various sizes and finishes, signed in fountain pen by the singer pictured: Beniamino Gigli (ins) as des Grieux in ...
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Richard Strauss682 - Richard Strauss
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German composer (1864–1949) whose colorful symphonic poems and operas earned him a place among the most important figures in late-19th and early 20th-
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Louis Armstrong683 - Louis Armstrong
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Exceptional vintage pearl-finish 8 x 10 publicity photo of Armstrong planting a kiss on his trumpet, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "Bes...
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Louis Armstrong684 - Louis Armstrong
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Vintage glossy 9.25 x 7.5 publicity photo of Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday for the 1947 musical romance New Orleans, signed in fountain pen, &q...
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Count Basie685 - Count Basie
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Handsome glossy 8 x 10 Willard Alexander publicity photo of Basie by James J. Kriegsmann of New York, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition, wit
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Irving Berlin686 - Irving Berlin
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I. B. Enterprises, Inc. check, 8.75 x 3, filled out in another hand and signed by Irving Berlin, payable to New York Life Insurance Co. for $740.04, S
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Hoagy Carmichael687 - Hoagy Carmichael
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Vintage glossy 8 x 10 head-and-shoulders photo, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "To The Kuhhard—Hoagy Carmichael.” In very good to fine c...
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Serge Gainsbourg688 - Serge Gainsbourg
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La Chanson de Prevert album signed on the front cover in blue felt tip by Serge Gainsbourg. In fine condition. The records are included.
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W. C. Handy and Marian Anderson689 - W. C. Handy and Marian Anderson
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Two items: a hardcover edition of the book My Lord, What a Morning by Marian Anderson, signed and inscribed in black ink on the first free end page,...
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Jazz Musicians690 - Jazz Musicians
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Group lot of four items signed by a notable jazz musician: a vintage fountain pen signature and inscription, "To Lars Vatslund, good luck, Duke...
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Rodgers and Hammerstein691 - Rodgers and Hammerstein
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Vintage ink signatures, "Richard Rodgers" and "Oscar Hammerstein,” on an off-white 5.25 x 6.5 album page. In fine condition, with ton...
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Hazel Scott692 - Hazel Scott
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One of America's foremost jazz pianists as well as a classical pianist, singer and actress. She was married to the Rev. A. Clayton Powell, Jr., ...
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Stephen Sondheim693 - Stephen Sondheim
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Four playbills for Sondheim's productions Pacific Overtures, Side by Side, Into the Woods, and Gypsy, each signed and inscribed on the front cov...
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Fats Waller694 - Fats Waller
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DS, signed “Thomas 'Fats Waller,” one page both sides, 8.25 x 13.75, January 31, 1941. Standard Uniform Popular Songwriters Contract between Wal...
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Ben Webster695 - Ben Webster
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American jazz tenor saxophonist (1909-1973) known as 'The Brute' or 'Frog,' who is considered one of the three most important 's...
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Ben Webster696 - Ben Webster
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King of the Tenors album signed and inscribed on the back cover in blue ballpoint, "To my man Joe Benjamin, Keep swinging & best of luck, s...
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Peter, Paul, and Mary697 - Peter, Paul, and Mary
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Glossy 8 x 10 publicity photo of the classic folk group, signed in blue felt tip by Peter Yarrow, Paul Stookey, and Mary Travers. In fine condition.
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Aerosmith698 - Aerosmith
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Satin-finish 10 x 8 Geffen Records publicity photo of Aerosmith during their Get a Grip period, signed in black felt tip by Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, T
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The Beach Boys699 - The Beach Boys
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Glossy 8 x 10 Epic Records publicity photo of the band, signed in blue and black felt tip by Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson, Al Jardine, Mike Love, and Bru
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Bon Jovi700 - Bon Jovi
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Glossy 9.75 x 7.75 Mercury–Polygram Records photo of Bon Jovi during their Slippery When Wet period, signed in black felt tip by Jon Bon Jovi, Richie
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Boston701 - Boston
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Don't Look Back album by Boston, signed on the front cover in blue felt tip by Brad Delp, Tom Scholz, Barry Goudreau, Fran Sheehan, and Sib Hash...
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Boston702 - Boston
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Two items signed in blue ballpoint by Boston members Brad Delp, Tom Scholz, Barry Goudreau, Fran Sheehan, and Sib Hashian—a color glossy 8.25 x 5.75 p
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David Bowie703 - David Bowie
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Images compilation album by David Bowie, signed on the front cover in black felt tip, "Bowie, '86." In fine condition. The records are...
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Jimmy Buffett704 - Jimmy Buffett
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Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes album by Jimmy Buffett, signed on the front cover in blue felt tip. In fine condition. The record is includ
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The Eagles705 - The Eagles
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Fantastic satin-finish 10 x 8 publicity photo of the Eagles posing against a brick wall, signed in silver ink by Joe Walsh, Don Henley, Glenn Frey, an
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Marvin Gaye706 - Marvin Gaye
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Diamond International Entertainment business check, 8.25 x 3, filled out and signed in another hand, payable to Marvin P. Gaye for $5000, November 16,
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Led Zeppelin: John Paul Jones707 - Led Zeppelin: John Paul Jones
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Led Zeppelin II album signed and inscribed on the front cover in black felt tip, "To Allan, John Paul Jones." In fine condition. The recor...
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Murray the K708 - Murray the K
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Pioneering rock and roll promoter and disc jockey (1922–1982), born Murray Kaufman, whose frenetic style became a model for the antics of present-day
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Tom Petty709 - Tom Petty
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Color glossy 8 x 10.25 photo of Tom Petty staring at the camera during a live performance, signed in gold ink. In fine condition.
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Sgt. Barry Sadler710 - Sgt. Barry Sadler
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Composer of 'The Ballad of the Green Berets' (1940–1989) who died under mysterious circumstances. DS, signed “Barry Sadler,” one page, 8.5 x...
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Supertramp711 - Supertramp
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Breakfast in America album by Supertramp, signed on the front cover in blue ballpoint by Rick Davies, Roger Hodgson, John Helliwell, Dougie Thomson, a
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Whitesnake712 - Whitesnake
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'Trouble' album by Whitesnake, signed on the front cover in black ink or felt tip by Bernie Marsden, Micky Moody, David Coverdale, Neil Murr...
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Larry Williams713 - Larry Williams
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R&B and rock singer/songwriter (1935–1980) whose hits included 'Bony Moronie,' 'Slow Down,' 'Dizzy, Miss Lizzy,' 'Ba...
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Woodstock714 - Woodstock
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Two original unused three-day admission tickets for the iconic Woodstock Music and Art Fair, each 6 x 2, issued for August 15-17, 1969, numbered &qu...
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Whitney Houston715 - Whitney Houston
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Beautiful color glossy 8 x 10 photo of Houston holding an award at the 1986 Grammy Awards, signed in person in blue felt tip, "Whitney." I...
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George Michael716 - George Michael
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Demonstration CD for Ladies & Gentlemen: The Best of George Michael, signed on the front of the booklet in silver ink. In fine condition, with a...
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