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RR Autograph Auctions Sean Connery James Bond

RR Autograph Auctions Sean Connery

 

Satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of Connery as James Bond, signed vertically in-person in blue felt tip. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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Posted by on August 24, 2012 in Sean Connery

 

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RR Auctions Abbott and Costello sign Who’s on First Signed Record

RR Auctions Abbott and Costello

Who’s on First? record signed on the label in ballpoint, “Bud Abbott,” and “Lou Costello.” The label bears the printed caption: “Presented to the National Baseball Hall of Fame Museum, Cooperstown NY, 1956.” In very good condition, with a crack extending from the label to the outer edge, a large repaired chip, and scattered marks and scratches. Accompanied by an unsigned photo of the duo performing the routine. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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RR Auction John Murray Carnochan American Surgeon

RR Auction John Murray Carnochan

American surgeon (1817–1887) who performed numerous operations that had never been attempted, including severing the femoral artery to cure elephantiasis arabrum, the removal of an entire lower jaw due to bone necrosis, and the first successful neurosurgery for trigeminal neuralgia. ALS signed “J. M. Carnochan,” one page, lightly-lined, 6.25 x 8, August 10, 1861. Letter of introduction to noted obstetrician James Young Simpson. In full: “Allow me to introduce a young friend of mine, who visits Scotland for the purpose of consulting you in relation to his wife. Mr. James Lorimer Graham, who is the bearer of this, is one of our most respectable and esteemed citizens, and I will highly appreciate your attention to them.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds, one vertical fold passing through a single letter of the signature, and a few spots of scattered toning. Graham was a notable collector of eclectic curiosities, who accumulated many coins, autographs, books, and drawings throughout his lifetime. Simpson was a well-regarded Scottish doctor, known for his advocacy of midwifery and developed the use of chloroform as an anesthetic. A letter associating three fascinating 19th century notables. RRAuction COA.

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Posted by on August 24, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

RR Auction Niels Bohr Danish physicist

RR Auction Niels Bohr

Danish physicist (1885–1962) who was awarded the 1922 Nobel Prize in Physics for his theory of atomic structure. TLS, one onionskin page, 8.5 x 11, January 30, 1961. Letter to Basil O’Connor in New York. In full: “It was a very great pleasure for my wife and me to receive the excellent photographs which Mrs. O’Connor took the day you visited us together with Mr. Salk in Tisvilde. The pictures will always be a most vivid remembrance of that pleasant day when we talked about the world situation and Dr. Salk’s great plans for the promotion of fundamental biological research. At the moment we have all got new hopes for the future after President Kennedy’s inspired talk and choice of his collaborators and advisers. In the hope that we shall all meet again before too long my wife and I send you and Mrs. O’Connor our heartiest greetings and warm wishes.” In fine condition, with two punch holes to top edge, small pencil notation to left, a few edge dings, and show-through from an office stamp on reverse.

Neils Bohr, presiding over the Second International Poliomyelitis Conference in Copenhagen in 1950, was exceedingly impressed by the work of Jonas Salk. It was there that he met both Salk and Basil O’Connor, close associate to FDR and president of March of Dimes for over three decades, who funded Salk’s efforts in developing the polio vaccine. The three intellectual giants shared a mutual respect for one another’s work and remained in touch well beyond the years of Salk’s initial achievement. A decade later, while Bohr lived out his final years in Copenhagen, the two men visited and shared the news of Salk’s “great plans for the promotion of fundamental biological research”—the founding of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, with construction set to begin the following year. Bohr writes with fondness of this and of the newly elected American president, sworn in just nine days prior: “At the moment we have all got new hopes for the future after President Kennedy’s inspired talk and choice of his collaborators and advisers.” Written during a remarkably bright time in American history, this is a charmingly optimistic letter, filled with hope for the future of both science and politics. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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Posted by on August 23, 2012 in Niels Bohr

 

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RR Autograph Auctions Buddy Holly Biggest Show of Stars for ’57’ rock and roll show program

RR Autograph Auctions Buddy Holly

Original vintage ‘Biggest Show of Stars for ’57’ rock and roll show program (Fall Edition), 9 x 12, signed and inscribed inside in blue ballpoint on The Crickets full-page photo and biography, “To Betsy, Buddy Holly,” and also signed in blue ballpoint by Joe Mauldin. Program is also signed inside by Frankie Lymon, Paul Anka (2, one ins), Buddy Knox, Jimmy Bowen, Donnie Lanier, Bill of the Drifters, and Bobby Parker. A ticket stub to the November 14, 1957, performance at the RPI Field House is stapled to the front cover. In very good condition, with soiling to inside front cover and first page, identified by the collector as “Frankie Lymon’s coffee,” scattered creasing, handling wear and rubbing to covers, a few pages loose, but still attached, four staples to back cover, and some scattered foxing inside. Signed images of Holly this size are very scarce. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.

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Posted by on August 23, 2012 in Buddy Holly

 

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RR Autograph Auction Elvis Handsome Vintage Photo Signed

RR Autograph Auction Elvis

Handsome vintage glossy 8 x 10 photo of a young Presley in a white shirt looking off to his left, signed and inscribed in blue ink “To Buddy from Elvis Presley.” In very good condition, with scattered creases and surface marks, light irregular adhesion to signature and inscription, and a bit of light soiling to lower border. Photo dates from around the time of the release of Love Me Tender, Elvis’s movie debut. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.

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Posted by on August 23, 2012 in Elvis

 

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RR Autograph Auctions Beatles Paul McCartney Cavern B-Bass HI-Series bass guitar Signed

RR Autograph Auctions Beatles Paul McCartney

Beautiful left-handed sunburst-finish Hofner ‘violin’ or ‘Cavern’ B-Bass HI-Series bass guitar, beautifully signed on the pearloid pickguard in black felt tip. In fine condition. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from noted Beatles expert Frank Caiazzo, in which he writes, “This signature was obtained in person in 2010.” An eye-catching centerpiece for any music collection. Oversized. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.

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Posted by on August 22, 2012 in Beatles, Paul Mccartney

 

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