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Posted by on February 8, 2012 in rr auctions


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Abraham Lincoln Civil War–dated handwritten endorsement signed as president

Boldly penned Civil War–dated handwritten endorsement signed as president, “A. Lincoln, Nov. 13. 1861,” penned on the reverse of the second integral pages of a letter written to him by Judge John D. Caton, one page, 5 x 8, September 13, 1861. Lincoln’s autograph endorsement, in full: “Respectfully submitted to the War Department.” Judge Caton’s letter, in part: “Allow me to call your attention to a note…recommending Col. A. H. Redfield for an appointment in the commissary department of the volunteer forces…He is in every respect eminently qualified for such a position.” In fine condition, with unobtrusive repairs to separated intersecting folds (not affecting the bright, clean panel boasting Lincoln’s signature). At the time he wrote this letter Judge Caton was chief justice of the Supreme Court of Illinois, and knew Lincoln from his past involvement in state law and politics—Lincoln was an attorney in 214 cases in the Illinois Supreme Court while Caton was on the bench. An excellent association piece with a superior example of Lincoln’s presidential autograph. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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Posted by on April 30, 2015 in Abraham Lincoln


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Paul Gauguin Tahitian Woman Sketch

Important French post-Impressionist painter (1848–1903) recognized for his experimental use of color and synthetist style. In 1891, he traveled to Tahiti, where the brilliant hues and primitive sculpture closely complemented his own art, which was marked by strong colors, few lines, and flat patterns. Charming circa 1892 unsigned sketch of a seated Tahitian woman on an off-white 6 x 7 sheet, attractively matted and framed to an overall size of 15 x 16.75. In fine condition, with a stray ink mark to the extreme left edge. This piece was exhibited in Basel and Berlin in 1928, and again in Basel in 1949-1950. Provenance: Collection of Durrio Paco, Paris (until 1928), after which it was held in a private collection in Switzerland. Accompanied by previous exhibition labels and a letter of provenance from the Wildenstein Institute, February 17, 2011, confirming that the present drawing is recorded in the forthcoming catalogue of Gauguin’s watercolors and drawings.

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Posted by on April 28, 2015 in Paul Gauguin


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Bruce Lee Personal Check August 6, 1970

Personal check, 6 x 2.75, filled out and signed by Lee, “Bruce Lee,” payable to Lerman & Son for $32.71, August 6, 1970. In fine condition, with expected bank stamps and cancellation holes (trivially affecting the first letter of the signature). Lerman & Son was an orthotics and prosthetics company in Los Angeles that produced medical braces for various ailments including injuries to the back, neck, arms, and legs. During the summer of 1970, Lee sustained damage to the fourth sacral nerve in his back while attempting to perform an exercise using a 135-pound barbell—roughly his own body weight at the time. Doctors speculated that he would never be able to practice martial arts again. While confined to a bed he began compiling notebooks full of his ideas on jeet kune do—ranging from technique to philosophy—which was published posthumously as Tao of Jeet Kune Do, now the best-selling martial arts book of all-time. Lee began training again after about six months of rest. Contrary to doctors’ opinions—and likely with the aid of a Lerman & Son brace—he returned to martial arts at full capacity within a year. Not only an extremely rare autographic piece, this check represents Lee’s incredible recovery fueled by his strong will to overcome. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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Posted by on April 27, 2015 in Bruce Lee


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Gustav Mahler Signed Postcard Photo

Handsome matte-finish 3.25 x 5.5 postcard photo of Mahler as a young man, signed and inscribed circa 1900 in German in black ink, “Zur freundlichen Erinnerung, an Gustav Mahler.” Postally used and addressed on the reverse in another hand. In very good condition, with a crease to the upper left corner, irregular surface marks or scuffing to his chin area and to the right of his face, and light soiling. An infrequently encountered format with a desirable early image and bold signature. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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Posted by on April 25, 2015 in Gustav Mahler


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Hillary Clinton Signed Official Rawlings Major League Baseball

Official Rawlings Major League baseball signed in black felt tip on the sweet spot, “Hillary Rodham Clinton.” In fine condition, with a couple scattered light spots of toning. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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Posted by on April 24, 2015 in Hillary Clinton


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Jim McDivitt’s Apollo 9 Flown ‘Our Lady of Loreto’ Medallion

A flown sliver-tone religious medal carried on Apollo 9, measuring 1″ in diameter, depicting “Our Lady of Loretto [sic]” with text below reading, “Protect my Flight.” The reverse depicts an airplane and is encircled by text reading, “Patroness of Aviators & Air Travelers.” In fine condition. Accompanied by a signed letter of provenance from Jim McDivitt, in full: “I certify that this Our Lady of Loretto [sic] medallion was flown on-board Apollo 9 on her flight in March, 1969. It is from my personal collection.” A different format than typically seen with a fine manned flight association, as Our Lady of Loreto is the patron saint of pilots.


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Apollo 11 Signed Type 2 Dow-Unicover insurance cover

Very scarce Apollo 11 ‘Type 2’ Dow-Unicover insurance cover, 6.5 x 3.5, with a cachet honoring the three crew members and the first step on the moon, signed in blue felt tip by Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins. The cover is desirably certified on the reverse, “This insurance cover from my personal collection is for Howard Weinberger. Michael Collins.” In fine condition. Signed prior to launch in order to provide financial security for astronauts’ families, insurance covers are some of the most highly sought-after space collectibles, particularly from the first moon mission. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli.

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Posted by on April 23, 2015 in Apollo 11


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