Fine Autograph and Artifact Auction: Featuring Pop Culture

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RR Auction's December Fine Autograph and Artifact sale boasts more than 900 lots, highlighted by a multitude of important historical letters and a robust selection of material from popular culture. Highlights of the sale include a signed Abraham Lincoln carte-de-visite, checks from George Washington and Donald Trump, a Charles Dickens autograph quote from A Christmas Carol, rare artifacts recovered from the USS Arizona after Pearl Harbor, unique mixed-media artwork by Bob Dylan, a Christmas card from Al Capone, and rare oversized 'outtake' prints from the Beatles' famous Abbey Road shoot. 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 2018.
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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Michael Jackson603 - Michael Jackson
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Thriller album signed prominently on the front cover in gold ink by Michael Jackson. In fine condition, with some light creasing, and some price stick
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Madonna604 - Madonna
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Partly-printed DS, signed “Madonna Ciccone,” one page, 8.5 x 3.5, no date but circa mid-to-late 1980s. Application for an instant teller card from the
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Madonna605 - Madonna
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Group of six original glossy 7 x 9 photos of Madonna, dated between 1985 and 1991, showing her attending various events, riding her bike, and jogging.
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Tupac Shakur606 - Tupac Shakur
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Handcrafted card with original hand-drawn artwork made by Tupac Shakur while incarcerated at the Clinton Correctional Facility in New York and sent to
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Mily Balakirev607 - Mily Balakirev
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Russian pianist, conductor and composer (1837–1910) who is best remembered for his work promoting musical nationalism and his encouragement of more fa
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Maria Callas608 - Maria Callas
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Felt tip signature, "Cordially, Maria Callas, 1971,” on an off-white 5 x 3 sheet. Collector's notation on reverse indicates that the signat...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Luigi Cherubini609 - Luigi Cherubini
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Italian composer (1760-1842) known for his operas and sacred music; Beethoven regarded him as the greatest of his contemporaries. Manuscript DS, in Fr
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Paul Dukas610 - Paul Dukas
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French composer (1865–1935) best known for 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice,' interpreted to delightful effect in Disney's Fantasia. ALS i...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Paul Dukas611 - Paul Dukas
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French composer (1865–1935) best known for 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice,' interpreted to delightful effect in Disney's Fantasia. Uncom...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Edward Elgar612 - Edward Elgar
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Signed program book: Birmingham Musical Festival in Aid of the Funds of the General Hospital, October 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th, 1900. Fortieth Celebrati
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Charles Gounod613 - Charles Gounod
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Very appealing and uncommon collection of four hardcover musical score books signed inside by Charles Gounod, including: Romeo and Juliet: Opera in
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Jan Kubelik614 - Jan Kubelik
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Enormously popular Czech-born violin virtuoso (1880-1940). Vintage matte-finish 3.25 x 5.5 postcard photo of a young Kubelik holding his violin in a h
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Maurice Maeterlinck615 - Maurice Maeterlinck
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Highly appealing program for a dinner honoring Maurice Maeterlinck at New York's Lotos Club on January 3, 1920, 11.75 x 16.25, signed along the ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Jules Massenet616 - Jules Massenet
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Signed score book: Cendrillon: A Fairy Tale in Four Acts. Paris: Heugel & Co., 1899. Softcover, 8 x 11.25, 361 pages. Signed and inscribed on th...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Nellie Melba and Victor Maurel617 - Nellie Melba and Victor Maurel
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Interesting pair of AQSs in French, "'L'art est un ami qui ne trompe jamais,' Nellie Melba, 1903," and "L'art a toute...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Yehudi Menuhin618 - Yehudi Menuhin
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Violinist and conductor (1916-1999) widely considered one of the greatest violinists of the 20th century. Exceptional vintage pearl-finish 9.25 x 7 po
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Carl Nielsen619 - Carl Nielsen
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Important Danish composer (1865-1931) best known for his six grandly scaled symphonies, a number of which bear such evocative subtitles as "The...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Pablo de Sarasate620 - Pablo de Sarasate
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AMQS on an off-white 12.5 x 8 sheet, signed and inscribed below in ink, "A Monsieur Comte de Latour, souvenir de notre voisinage a Stuttgart [T...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Jean Sibelius621 - 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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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Violinists622 - Violinists
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Group lot of five photos of influential female violinists, ranging in size from 11 x 8 to 8.25 x 12, each signed in ink or felt tip by the pictured mu
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Elmer Bernstein623 - Elmer Bernstein
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Glossy 8 x 10.25 photo of Elmer Bernstein composing and wearing a shirt for the 1981 animated film Heavy Metal, signed in blue ballpoint. In very good
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Cab Calloway624 - Cab Calloway
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Vintage glossy 8 x 10 photo of the legendary bandleader performing under a stage spotlight, signed vertically in fountain pen by Cab Calloway. In fine
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Willie Dixon625 - Willie Dixon
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Glossy 8 x 10 close-up publicity photo, signed and inscribed in blue felt tip, "To a Good Fan, Melvin, From Willie Dixon.” In fine condition.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Jerome Kern626 - Jerome Kern
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AMQS penned on the title page of a hardcover copy of the score book Music in the Air: A Musical Adventure in Two Acts, signed and inscribed in fountai
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Edith Piaf627 - Edith Piaf
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Columbia Records 45 RPM single for 'Non, je ne regrette rien,' signed on an Olympia Panoramique sticker affixed to the front cover in blue b...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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T-Bone Walker628 - T-Bone Walker
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Influential blues musician (1910–1975) best known for his role as a pioneer of the electric guitar. T-Bone Walker: Classic Indigo Vocals and Guitar al
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Folk Rock629 - Folk Rock
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Five albums signed on the front cover in felt tip by one or more folk rock musicians, including: Arlo Guthrie (Last of the Brooklyn Cowboys), Rickie L
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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1960s Rock630 - 1960s Rock
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Five albums signed on the front cover in felt tip by one or more notable 1960s rock musicians, including: Chad Stuart and Jeremy Clyde (Distant Shores
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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1970s Rock631 - 1970s Rock
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Three albums: They Only Come Out at Night, signed on the front cover in blue felt tip by Edgar Winter; Guitar and Women, signed on the front cover in
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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1980s Rock632 - 1980s Rock
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Four albums signed on the front cover in felt tip by notable 1980s rock musicians, including: Jack Blades, Brad Gillis, and Kelly Keagy of Night Range
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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AC/DC: Angus and Malcolm Young633 - AC/DC: Angus and Malcolm Young
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Five AC/DC albums signed on the front cover in ink or felt tip by Angus Young, with three also signed by his brother Malcolm. Album titles include: Di
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Aerosmith634 - Aerosmith
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Limited edition 'gold disc' UK pressing of 'Eat the Rich / Fever / Head First' single album by Aerosmith, No. 190, signed on the rec...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Beatles635 - Beatles
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Five vintage programs for the Beatles, including: a program for 'Another Beatles Christmas Show,' presented at the Hammersmith Odeon from De...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Beatles636 - Beatles
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Scarce souvenir program for the ‘Northern Premiere’ of ‘A Hard Day's Night’ at Liverpool’s Odeon Cinema on July 10, 1964, 44 pages, 8.5 x 11, wi...
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Beatles637 - Beatles
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Uncommon souvenir program for the Beatles’ 1964 Australian Tour, 34 pages, 8.25 x 11.25, with the inside harboring an incredible assortment of Fab Fou
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Beatles638 - Beatles
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Four vintage Beatles fanzines published quarterly by the Charlton Publishing Corp. between 1964 and 1965. Each issue from Vol. 1, Nos. 3-6, measuring
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Beatles Associates639 - Beatles Associates
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Glossy 15.5 x 11.5 photo of the Beatles walking down airstairs after a plane flight, signed and inscribed in black felt tip by three Beatles associate
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Beatles: A Hard Day's Night640 - Beatles: A Hard Day's Night
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Identical pair of original 39.5 x 55 two sheet movie posters for the 1982 reissue of A Hard Day's Night in Italian theaters, with the Beatles pi...
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Beatles: A Hard Day's Night641 - Beatles: A Hard Day's Night
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Original 1964 Australian daybill for A Hard Day’s Night, 13 x 30, with the brightly colored poster featuring stacked images of the mop-topped Beatles
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Beatles: Button Vending Machine642 - Beatles: Button Vending Machine
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Vintage circa 1964 gumball-style vending machine for the ‘Beatles Button’ by Seltaeb, which offered a set of nine different one-inch pin-back buttons
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Beatles: John Lennon643 - Beatles: John Lennon
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Amazing color 35.5 x 48.5 poster of a 1968 painting by Larry Smart entitled 'Kaleidoscope Eyes,' showing a blue front-facing portrait of a m...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Beatles: John Lennon644 - Beatles: John Lennon
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Complete limited edition set of 'Bag One' lithographs, published in 1970 by Laurens A. Daane of Amsterdam, Holland. All 15 prints measure ei...
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Beatles: Let It Be645 - Beatles: Let It Be
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Two Australian posters for the Beatles' 1970 documentary Let It Be: a color 13.25 x 30 United Artists daybill movie poster, and a color 27 x 40 ...
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Boston646 - Boston
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Vintage 6 x 3.75 newspaper photo of Boston, signed in ballpoint by Brad Delp, Tom Scholz, Barry Goudreau, Fran Sheehan, and Sib Hashian. In fine condi
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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David Bowie647 - David Bowie
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Ballpoint signature, "Bowie, 93,” on a pink 3.25 x 4.75 album page with affixed image; the page is applied to a slightly larger cardstock mount...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Eric Clapton648 - Eric Clapton
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Vintage glossy 8 x 10 RSO publicity photo of a bearded Clapton from the 1970s, signed in purple felt tip. In fine condition, with faint creases to tri
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Alice Cooper649 - Alice Cooper
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Three albums: Welcome to My Nightmare and Lace and Whiskey, both signed on the front cover in felt tip by Alice Cooper; and Alice Cooper’s Greatest Hi
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Country Joe and the Fish650 - Country Joe and the Fish
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Semi-glossy 6.75 x 6.75 paperstock photo of Country Joe and the Fish, signed in black ink by Country Joe McDonald (adding a peace sign), Barry Melton,
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The Cult651 - The Cult
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Love Removal Machine single album signed on the front cover in gold ink, "Ian Astbury, 13" and "Billy Duffy." In fine condition,...
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Spencer Davis Group652 - Spencer Davis Group
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UK pressing of Their First LP by The Spencer Davis Group, signed nicely on the back cover in ballpoint by Spencer Davis, Steve Winwood, Muff Winwood,
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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