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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Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle717 - Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle
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Incredible vintage sepia matte-finish 7.25 x 9.5 Melbourne Spurr portrait of Arbuckle in a suit and tie, crisply signed and inscribed in fountain pen,
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Ingrid Bergman718 - Ingrid Bergman
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Exceptional vintage glossy 8 x 10 photo of Bergman in her Academy Award–nominated role as Joan of Arc (1948), signed in black ink. In fine condition,
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Nigel Bruce719 - Nigel Bruce
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British character actor (1895–1953) best known for his frequent role as Dr. Watson opposite Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes. Sharp vintage matte-fin
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Frank Capra720 - Frank Capra
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Three-time Academy Award–winning film director (1897–1991) remembered for such classics as It Happened One Night, You Can't Take It with You, Mr...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Marlene Dietrich721 - Marlene Dietrich
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Heavenly vintage glossy 8 x 10 photo of Dietrich as Domini Enfilden in the 1936 film The Garden of Allah, signed in fountain pen. In fine condition. D
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Frankenstein: Boris Karloff and O. P. Heggie722 - Frankenstein: Boris Karloff and O. P. Heggie
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Fountain pen signature, "Boris Karloff," and a pencil signature, "O. P. Heggie," on individual off-white sheets matted with a ph...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Greta Garbo723 - Greta Garbo
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DS, one page both sides, 8.5 x 14, July 3, 1940. Four-month lease facilitated by Guy Price Realtors between Garbo and H. M. Harris for a residence in
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Judy Garland724 - Judy Garland
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Lovely vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 studio photo of Garland holding a flowered tree branch, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "For Cassey, s...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Judy Garland725 - Judy Garland
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Youthful vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 photo of Judy Garland dressed in white, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint, "To Buddy—love, Judy.” In ...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Edmund Gwenn726 - Edmund Gwenn
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Vintage matte-finish 3.5 x 5.5 photo of a smiling Gwenn in character as Santa from Miracle on 34th Street, boldly signed in fountain pen, "Edmu...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Hugh Hefner728 - Hugh Hefner
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Amazing assortment of clothing from the personal wardrobe of Playboy mogul Hugh Hefner, which is highlighted by his purple velvet smoking jacket by Ri
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Estimates : 15,000.00 - 20,000.00
 
 
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Alfred Hitchcock730 - Alfred Hitchcock
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TLS signed “Alfred J. Hitchcock,” one page, 8.5 x 11, September 18, 1946. Letter to autograph collector Frank M. Flack, in full: "I have been i...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Hollywood731 - Hollywood
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Collection of over 1,100 items signed by actors, actresses, directors, studio executives, and other celebrities, comprised almost entirely of signatur
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Jennifer Jones732 - Jennifer Jones
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Attractive glossy 8 x 10 head-and-shoulders photo of Jennifer Jones, nicely signed in black felt tip. The Academy-Award winning actress (“The Song of
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Boris Karloff733 - Boris Karloff
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Twice-signed DS, one page, 5.25 x 8.25, August 17, 1951. Preliminary driver's license application for the State of California, which the 63-year...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Laurel and Hardy734 - Laurel and Hardy
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Vintage glossy 10 x 8 photo of Laurel and Hardy posing with the young Australian comedian Michael Moreny, Harry Moreny's son, with elder comedia...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Vivien Leigh735 - Vivien Leigh
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Lovely vintage matte-finish 5 x 7 photo of Leigh with her hand on her chin, neatly signed in the lower border in fountain pen. In fine condition.
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Lost in Space736 - Lost in Space
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Excessively rare glossy glossy 8 x 10 photo of Dr. John Robinson, Dr. Maureen Robinson, and Dr. Zachary Smith, signed and inscribed in black felt tip,
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Bela Lugosi737 - Bela Lugosi
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Program for Bela Lugosi in Dracula at Boston's Plymouth Theatre, beginning May 3, 1943, 5.75 x 8.5, signed on the front in fountain pen by Lugos...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Marx Brothers738 - Marx Brothers
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Vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 photo of the three elder Marx brothers posing together against a coastal backdrop, signed in fountain pen, "Chico,&...
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Steve McQueen739 - Steve McQueen
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DS, two pages, 8.5 x 11, June 18, 1965. A document regarding "Minutes of Special Meeting of Board of Directors of Solar Productions, Inc.,"...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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The Munsters740 - The Munsters
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Exceedingly rare classic glossy 8 x 10 photo of the cast of The Munsters, signed and inscribed in various inks, "To Chuck, Fred Gwynne," &...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Nicholas Ray741 - Nicholas Ray
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Influential director (1911–1979) of such classic films as Rebel Without a Cause, Johnny Guitar, King of Kings, Born to Be Bad, and In a Lonely Place.
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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David O. Selznick742 - David O. Selznick
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Vintage glossy 10.75 x 14 double-weight photo of David O. Selznick leaning on a tree, signed and inscribed in fountain pen to prolific film actor Mick
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Sherlock Holmes: Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce743 - Sherlock Holmes: Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce
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Incredible pairing of vintage Universal Pictures publicity photos of Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson, 8.25 x 10 and 8
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Star Wars744 - Star Wars
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Fantastic production-used blueprint of a TIE fighter from the iconic 1977 space opera Star Wars: Episode IV—A New Hope, one page, 35 x 22.5, showing f
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Star Wars745 - Star Wars
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Color glossy 11 x 14 photo of the Star Wars cast, signed in various inks by Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Peter Mayhew, and Anthony Danie
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Erich von Stroheim746 - Erich von Stroheim
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Vintage pearl-finish 8 x 10 portrait of the acclaimed director/actor from his stage role in Arsenic and Old Lace, signed and inscribed in fountain pen
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Elizabeth Taylor747 - Elizabeth Taylor
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Wonderful original painting of flowers by Oscar-winning actress Elizabeth Taylor, accomplished in watercolor on an off-white 8 x 11.25 sheet, signed i
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Elizabeth Taylor748 - Elizabeth Taylor
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DS, three pages, 8.5 x 11, Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures letterhead, October 31, 1945. Agreement between a young Elizabeth Taylor and Duell, Sloan and
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Three Stooges749 - Three Stooges
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Three ink signatures and inscriptions by Moe Howard, Larry Fine, and Curly Howard on individual album pages: "To our pal Dan, Sincerely, Moe (S...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Rudolph Valentino750 - Rudolph Valentino
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Promissory note, 8.25 x 3.25, filled out in another hand and signed by Rudolph Valentino, "R. Valentino," payable to his attorney Louis H....
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Rudolph Valentino and Natacha Rambova751 - Rudolph Valentino and Natacha Rambova
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Rare vintage matte-finish 10 x 12.5 photo of Rudolph Valentino and his wife Natacha Rambova by acclaimed photographer James Abbe, signed and inscribed
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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John Wayne752 - John Wayne
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Large and crisp vintage ballpoint signature and inscription, "Good Luck, Marlyne, John Wayne,” on an off-white 6.5 x 4.25 album page. In fine c...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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W. S. Van Dyke753 - W. S. Van Dyke
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Film director (1889–1943) remembered for his successful early sound films, including Tarzan the Ape Man (1932), The Thin Man (1934), and San Francisco
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Orson Welles754 - Orson Welles
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Important and humorous TLS signed "Orson," two pages, 6.5 x 9, August 8, 1964. Letter to columnist Leonard Lyons, an important theatre/dan...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Abbott and Costello755 - Abbott and Costello
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A ballpoint signature, "Bud Abbott," and a fountain pen signature, "Lou Costello," on a pink 3.5 x 2.75 sheet, double-matted wit...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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The Abbott and Costello Show756 - The Abbott and Costello Show
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Master copy scripts for three episodes of the Abbott and Costello Kid Show, each measuring 8.5 x 11, housed in their original folders. The first scrip
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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According to Jim757 - According to Jim
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Brad-bound shooting draft script for the According to Jim episode 'The Packer Ball,' season three, episode two, 39 pages, 8.5 x 11, dated Au...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Richard Anderson758 - Richard Anderson
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Brad-bound final draft script belonging to actor Richard Anderson for the Kung Fu: The Legend Continues episode 'Secret Place,' season one, ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Robert Armstrong759 - Robert Armstrong
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Actor (1890–1973) remembered for the role of adventurer/filmmaker Carl Denham in King Kong, a role he repeated in the same-year sequel, The Son of Kon
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Fred Astaire760 - Fred Astaire
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Early dapper vintage sepia matte-finish 8 x 10 photo of Astaire in a three piece suit and carnation boutonniere, neatly signed in fountain pen. In fin
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Mary Astor761 - Mary Astor
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Vintage sepia matte-finish 7.75 x 9.75 Bachrach photo of Astor posing on a movie set, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "To Joan, with love...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Back to the Future: Fox and Lloyd762 - Back to the Future: Fox and Lloyd
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Two photos from Back to the Future: a color satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of Marty McFly playing 'Johnny B. Goode,' signed in blue felt tip by M...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Brigitte Bardot763 - Brigitte Bardot
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Two glossy 8 x 10 photos of the lovely French actress, both signed in black felt tip by Brigitte Bardot. In overall fine condition.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Batman: Madge Blake764 - Batman: Madge Blake
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American character actress (1899–1969) best known for her recurring role as Aunt Harriet on the television series Batman. Bank check, 6 x 2.75, filled
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Batman: West and Gorshin765 - Batman: West and Gorshin
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Satin-finish 14 x 11 photo of Batman and the Riddler squaring off in the season three episode 'Ring Around the Riddler,' signed in blue felt...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Becker766 - Becker
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Brad-bound Paramount Pictures first draft script for the pilot episode of Becker, 48 pages, 8.5 x 11, dated May 1, 1998, signed on the front cover in
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Jorge Garcia's Script for Becker767 - Jorge Garcia's Script for Becker
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Brad-bound Paramount Pictures first draft script belonging to actor Jorge Garcia for the Becker episode 'What's Love Got to Do with It?,'...
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Ingrid Bergman768 - Ingrid Bergman
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TLS signed “Ingrid,” one page, 5.75 x 8.25, January 3, 1954. Letter to director George Cukor, in part: "Your Christmas card was the most wonder...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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