RR Auction: Fine Autographs and Artifacts

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Our first auction of 2021 is led by leaders: icons of the Civil Rights movement, political powerhouses, and social activists that brought about positive change. Highlights include remarkable letters by Frederick Douglass, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X; multiple Abraham Lincoln documents; a significant signature from Barack Obama; and several Nelson Mandela autographs. Other top lots include an important F. Scott Fitzgerald letter about This Side of Paradise, a first edition of Herman Melville's Moby-Dick, a rare Al Capone Document, a fully signed example of Nirvana's breakthrough 'Nevermind' album, and an exceedingly rare check signed twice by Nikola Tesla. 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 January 2021.
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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Richard Avedon and Alexey Brodovitch Document Signed466 - Richard Avedon and Alexey Brodovitch Document Signed
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DS, signed Richard Avedon, two pages, 8.5 x 11, June 8, 1948. Contact by which The Ballet Theatre, Inc. engages Avedon to "furnish
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Francis Bacon Signed Postcard467 - Francis Bacon Signed Postcard
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Color semi-glossy 5.75 x 4 postcard of Francis Bacon's 1962 work 'Three Studies for a Crucifixion,' signed in the lower border in black ...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Francis Bacon Signed Postcard468 - Francis Bacon Signed Postcard
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Semi-glossy 4.25 x 6 postcard of Bill Brandt's photograph of Francis Bacon walking on London's Primrose Hill in 1963, signed in the lower bo...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Marc Chagall Typed Letter Signed469 - Marc Chagall Typed Letter Signed
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TLS in French, one page, 8.25 x 10.75, 'Les Collines,' Vence letterhead, December 31, 1953. In full (translated): "Thank you very much ...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Alfred Gescheidt Document Signed470 - Alfred Gescheidt Document Signed
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DS, one page, 8.5 x 11, November 20, 1979. Revised agreement between Esquire Magazine and Alfred Gescheidt regarding publication, reproduction, and pu
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Hubert de Givenchy Signed Photograph471 - Hubert de Givenchy Signed Photograph
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Glossy 4 x 6 photo of the legendary designer posing beside a dress form, signed in the lower border in black felt tip, "Givenchy." In fine...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Steve Kaufman Signed Artwork472 - Steve Kaufman Signed Artwork
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Limited edition silkscreen artwork portraying the main Wizard of Oz characters Dorothy, the Cowardly Lion, the Tin Man, and the Scarecrow
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Alberto Korda Signed Photograph: Che Guevara473 - Alberto Korda Signed Photograph: Che Guevara
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Iconic 5.75 x 8.75 exhibition promo card featuring the famed Che Guevara image, signed and inscribed in the lower border in Spanish in black felt tip
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Thomas Lawrence Autograph Letter Signed474 - Thomas Lawrence Autograph Letter Signed
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ALS signed Tho's Lawrence, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 7, June 14, [no year]. Letter to T. Tritton, Esq. postponing
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Henry Moore Signed Photograph475 - Henry Moore Signed Photograph
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Glossy 3.5 x 5.25 silver gelatin photo of the English sculptor known for his semi-abstract works, signed in black felt tip by Henry Moore. In fine con
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Gerhard Richter Signed Postcard476 - Gerhard Richter Signed Postcard
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Desirable 5.75 x 4 postcard of Richter's 1965 work 'Familie nach Altem Meister [Family After Old Master],' signed in black felt tip, &qu...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Norman Rockwell Signed Photograph477 - Norman Rockwell Signed Photograph
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Color 8.5 x 12 title page removed from The Norman Rockwell Storybook, signed below in black felt tip, "Sincerely, Norman Rockwell." In fin...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Norman Rockwell Signed Postcard478 - Norman Rockwell Signed Postcard
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Desirable color 3.25 x 5.5 postcard featuring Norman Rockwell's classic 1948 painting 'The Dugout,' signed in the lower border in blue b...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Norman Rockwell Signed Print479 - Norman Rockwell Signed Print
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Color 8.5 x 12 print of a Norman Rockwell painting entitled 'A Lickin' Good Bath,' signed below in black felt tip. In fine condition, wi...
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Norman Rockwell Typed Letter Signed480 - Norman Rockwell Typed Letter Signed
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TLS, one page, 5.75 x 7.75, personal letterhead, June 8, 1972. Letter to Miss Davis, in full: "Enclosed are the cards and bookplate which you r...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Norman Rockwell Typed Letter Signed481 - Norman Rockwell Typed Letter Signed
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TLS, one page, 6.25 x 8, Stockbridge, Massachusetts letterhead, November 25, 1959. Letter to Mr. Hofsinde, in full: "I do greatly appreciate yo...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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John Singer Sargent Autograph Letter Signed482 - John Singer Sargent Autograph Letter Signed
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Untranslated ALS in French, signed John S. Sargent, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 7, 33 Tite Street letterhead, Novem
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Andy Warhol Signed Magazine483 - Andy Warhol Signed Magazine
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Interview magazine from September 1979 (Vol. IX, No. 9), 11 x 17, with Liza Minnelli on the front cover, signed and inscribed vertically in the margin
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Andy Warhol Signed Print484 - Andy Warhol Signed Print
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Color 8.25 x 9 print of Warhol's portrait of pop art dealer Ivan Karp removed from the Whitney Museum's exhibition catalog for Andy Warhol: ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Zao Wou-Ki Signature485 - Zao Wou-Ki Signature
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Ink signature of Zao Wou-Ki in Chinese, who adds in French, "Pour Gerard, Amicalement Paris le 27 1. 2003, on a white 5 x
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Walt and Roy Disney Signatures486 - Walt and Roy Disney Signatures
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Highly desirable uninscribed vintage ballpoint signatures, "Walt Disney" and "Roy Disney," on individual album pages, signed dur...
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Carl Barks487 - Carl Barks
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Limited edition color 25 x 20.5 lithograph of a Carl Barks oil painting entitled 'July Fourth in Duckburg,' numbered 229/350, printed in 11 ...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Tom Browne Autograph Letter Signed488 - Tom Browne Autograph Letter Signed
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ALS, one page, 6.75 x 8, beautiful full color personal letterhead, 1907. Letter to "Cooper," in full: "Thanks for sending M.S. of int...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Walt Disney 1931 W.D. & H.O. Wills #24 PSA EX-MT 6489 - Walt Disney 1931 W.D. & H.O. Wills #24 PSA EX-MT 6
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Graded by PSA EX-MT 6. Showing Walt Disney with his iconic creation, Mickey Mouse, this British-issue tobacco card boasts a classic early portrait of
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Frank Frazetta Signed Book490 - Frank Frazetta Signed Book
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Signed book: Conan the Buccaneer. First edition, first printing. NY: Lancer Books, 1971. Paperback, 4.25 x 6.75, 191 pages. Signed on the opening page
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Matt Groening Signed Production Drawing491 - Matt Groening Signed Production Drawing
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Fantastic original production sketch of Homer Simpson from The Simpsons accomplished in graphite on a white 9 x 11 sheet, signed in the lower right co
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Matt Groening Signed Book492 - Matt Groening Signed Book
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Signed book: Work Is Hell. First Pantheon Books edition. NY: Pantheon Books, 1986. Softcover, 9 x 9. Signed prominently on the inside of the front cov
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Walter Lantz Signed Sketch493 - Walter Lantz Signed Sketch
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Original felt tip sketch of Woody Woodpecker accomplished by Lantz on an off-white 4.75 x 7 card, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, "To W...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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George McManus Signed Original Cartoon494 - George McManus Signed Original Cartoon
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Superb original unpublished cartoon by George McManus, accomplished in graphite, ink, and colored pencil on an 8.5 x 9.75 sheet of artist paper, signe
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Bill Melendez Signed Sketch495 - Bill Melendez Signed Sketch
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Original sketch of Snoopy and Charlie Brown by Bill Melendez, which shows the Peanuts pals playing basketball, with the dribbling pooch exclaiming in
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Charles Schulz Signed Lithograph496 - Charles Schulz Signed Lithograph
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Attractive limited edition color 20 x 17 Peanuts lithograph of a Charles Schulz work entitled 'The Flying Ace,' numbered 248/500, which show...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Charles Schulz Signed Lithograph497 - Charles Schulz Signed Lithograph
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Wonderful limited edition color 18 x 18 Peanuts lithograph of a Charles Schulz work entitled 'A Friend Is ,' numbered 273/500, which shows Sn
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Jerry Siegel Signed Comic Book498 - Jerry Siegel Signed Comic Book
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Limited edition of Superman #82 from October 1993 with a special foil cover, numbered 1506/2000, 6.75 x 10, 30 pages, signed on the front cover in gol
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Sholem Aleichem Signature499 - Sholem Aleichem Signature
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Rare ink signature of Sholem Aleichem in Hebrew, penned on the reverse of an off-white 5.5 x 1.75 postcard. In fine condition. A desirable signature o
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Samuel L. Clemens Signed Calling Card500 - Samuel L. Clemens Signed Calling Card
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Highly coveted 3 x 1.5 calling card belonging to Mr. Samuel L. Clemens, Hartford, Conn, which is signed in fountain pen,
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Samuel L. Clemens Carte-de-Visite Photograph501 - Samuel L. Clemens Carte-de-Visite Photograph
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Superb 2.5 x 4 carte-de-visite portrait of Clemens seated at a small desk, by Wm. Rutherford of Bath, NY. Reverse is imprinted with the photographer...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Ralph Waldo Emerson Autograph Letter Signed502 - Ralph Waldo Emerson Autograph Letter Signed
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ALS signed R. W. Emerson, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 7.75 x 9.75, August 20, 1839. Letter to Frederick Henry Hedge in Ba
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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F. Scott Fitzgerald Signed First Edition of The Vegetable503 - F. Scott Fitzgerald Signed First Edition of The Vegetable
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Signed book: The Vegetable by F. Scott Fitzgerald. First edition, first printing. NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1923. Hardcover with first issue ...
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Estimates : 20,000.00 - 30,000.00
 
 
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F. Scott Fitzgerald Autograph Letter Signed and Signed Photograph504 - F. Scott Fitzgerald Autograph Letter Signed and Signed Photograph
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Remarkable pairing of two items signed by F. Scott Fitzgerald: a matte-finish 3.5 x 5.5 photo of Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, boldly signed in fountain pen
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Estimates : 6,000.00 - 8,000.00
 
 
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Ian Fleming Typed Letter Signed505 - Ian Fleming Typed Letter Signed
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TLS signed Yours ever, Ian Fleming, one page both sides, 8 x 10, Kemsley House letterhead, June 22, 1950. Letter to journalist and
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Ernest Hemingway Typed Letter Signed506 - Ernest Hemingway Typed Letter Signed
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TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, Finca Vigia San Francisco de Paula Cuba letterhead, December 10, 1955. Letter to Silvano Suarez, in full: "I am very s...
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Estimates : 3,500.00 - 4,500.00
 
 
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Ernest Hemingway Signed Photograph507 - Ernest Hemingway Signed Photograph
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Unusual vintage matte-finish 7 x 5 photo of a man posing with a cutout portrait of Hemingway, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "To Joe Gli...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Julia Ward Howe Autograph Poem Signed508 - Julia Ward Howe Autograph Poem Signed
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Autograph draft of a poem, signed "Julia Ward Howe," two pages (7.75 x 10.25 and 7.75 x 5), no date. The poem, titled "In Cologne Cat...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Victor Hugo Signed Photograph509 - Victor Hugo Signed Photograph
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Exceptional 2.5 x 4.25 carte-de-visite portrait of Victor Hugo, signed and inscribed below his image in ink. Published by the E. Appert Studio of Pari
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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James Joyce Autograph Letter Signed510 - James Joyce Autograph Letter Signed
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ALS, one page, 5.25 x 7, 28 Campden Grove letterhead, June 17, 1931. Letter to British painter, publisher, and poet Desmond Harmsworth, in full: &qu...
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,000.00
 
 
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Jack Kerouac Handwritten Notes511 - Jack Kerouac Handwritten Notes
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Unsigned handwritten notes in pencil written by Jack Kerouac on both sides of a 3.5 x 5.5 notebook page, in part: "Steve Allen has a red nose l...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Jack Kerouac Handwritten Train Schedule512 - Jack Kerouac Handwritten Train Schedule
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Unsigned handwritten train schedule in pencil by Jack Kerouac, one page, 6.25 x 8.5, circa 1953. Headed "April, 2nd Half, SLO," Kerouac lo...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Jack Kerouac Signed Check513 - Jack Kerouac Signed Check
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Personal check, 6.25 x 2.75, filled out and signed by Kerouac, "Jack Kerouac," payable to Nunzie's Wine's & Liquors for $7.33,...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Jack London Signed Check and Galley Proof Manuscript514 - Jack London Signed Check and Galley Proof Manuscript
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Two items, comprising five pages of London's galley proof manuscript for The Cruise of the Snark, along with a signed check from the author. The...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Herman Melville: First Edition of Moby-Dick515 - Herman Melville: First Edition of Moby-Dick
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Highly sought-after first edition book: Moby-Dick; or, The Whale by Herman Melville. First American edition, first issue with original orange endpaper
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Estimates : 15,000.00 - 20,000.00
 
 
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