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RR Auctions Edith Piaf Signed Publicity Photo

RR Auctions Edith PiafGorgeous vintage pearl-finish 7 x 9.25 publicity photo of Piaf with her hands cradling her face, signed and inscribed in French in fountain pen, “Pour Mademoiselle Marcelle, toute ma sympathie, Edith Piaf.” Light silvering to dark areas of the image, and the inscription and signature light but legible, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

 

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Posted by on February 28, 2013 in Edith Piaf

 

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RR Auction Marvin Gaye Personal Check

RR Auctions Marvin GayePersonal check, 6 x 2.75, filled out and signed by Gaye, “Marvin P. Gaye, Jr.,” payable to Cash for $75, January 18, 1977. In fine condition, with a central vertical fold and expected cancellation holes. RR Auction COA.

 

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Posted by on February 28, 2013 in Marvin Gaye

 

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RR Auctions Ernest Hemingway Highly Desirable Bank Check

RR Auctions  Ernest HemingwayHighly desirable bank check, 6.25 x 2.75, boldly filled out and signed by Hemingway, “Ernest M. Hemingway,” payable to Cash for $50, February 29, 1936. Encapsulated in a plastic PSA/DNA authentication holder. A faint central vertical fold, and expected bank stamps and cancellation holes (slightly affecting signature), otherwise fine condition. At this time in Hemingway’s career, he was in the process of writing To Have and Have Not. RR Auction COA.

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Posted by on February 26, 2013 in Ernest Hemingway

 

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RR Auction Agatha Christie Uncommon Ballpoint Signature

RR Auction Agatha ChristieUncommon ballpoint signature, “Agatha Christie,” on an off-white 5 x 3 card. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.

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Posted by on February 26, 2013 in Agatha Christie

 

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RR Autograph Auction William T. Sherman Riggs and Co. Bank Check

RR Autograph Auctions William T. ShermanRiggs and Co. bank check, 7.25 x 2.75, filled out and signed by Sherman, “W. T. Sherman,” payable to V. G. Fischer for $4.16, July 26, 1882. Triple-matted and framed with a portrait of Sherman and a small plaque to an overall size of 21.75 x 14.5. In fine condition, with cancellation cut to center of check, and a second crisp cancellation touching a couple letters of signature. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

 

 

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Posted by on February 25, 2013 in William T. Sherman

 

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RR Auctions Robert E. Lee Signed Scarce Original 5 x 7 Oval Albumen Portrait

RR Auctions Robert E. LeeScarce original 5 x 7 (oval) albumen portrait on a 6.75 x 8.75 mount, the full-length image, originally taken by Julian Vannerson in 1864, depicting Lee in dress uniform, his DeVisme presentation sword given to him by the ladies of Baltimore in one hand and his gloves in the other, signed in ink on the image “R. E. Lee.” Matted and framed to an overall size of 14.5 x 17.5. In fair to good condition, with scattered emulsion losses and abrasions to image (mainly to background), light water spotting (touching face, body, and signature; not affecting legibility), scattered toning and soiling, and subtle feathering of ink. The signature is otherwise dark and bold. Lee is quite elusive in signed images of this size.

An impressive image of Lee, taken during the lull before the start of Grant’s bloody spring offensive in 1864. Of only eight photographs of Lee known to have been taken during the Civil War, the present is the only full standing portrait. “The standing view is especially notable in that Lee is wearing both his military sash and his dress sword–the only time he was ever photographed in his sash” (Meredith, The Face of Robert E. Lee, p. 40). Lee disliked sitting for photographs, which explains the paucity of wartime views. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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Posted by on February 25, 2013 in Robert E. Lee

 

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RR Auction Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain Bank Check

RR Auctions Joshua Lawrence ChamberlainBank check, 7.5 x 2.75, filled out and signed by Chamberlain, payable to” JLC” for $200.00, July 16, 1869. Check also bears a two-cent revenue stamp, dated and initialed by Chamberlain. A punch and staple hole to body, some scattered toning, and a trivial brush to beginning of signature, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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RR Auction John Philip Sousa Bank Check

RR Auction John Philip SousaBank check, 6.5 x 2.75, filled out in another hand and signed by Sousa, “John Philip Sousa,” payable to Edward Jacob for $25, stamp-dated December 17, 1924. In fine condition, with a faint vertical fold and expected cancellation holes. Accompanied by a letter of transmittal from his daughter and the original mailing envelope. RR Auction COA.

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Posted by on February 23, 2013 in John Philip Sousa

 

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RR Auctions Neil Armstrong Signed Series 1969 One Hundred Dollar Bill

RR Auctions Neil ArmstrongSeries 1969 one hundred dollar bill signed on the reverse in black ballpoint by Armstrong. Signature was acquired at an airfield on May 29, 1976, and is accompanied by a letter of provenance from the original recipient. He writes, in full: “I met Neil Armstrong on May 29, 1976. He really wanted to fly in the 1929 Ford Tri Motor Airliner. While we were loading out passengers, he and I were in the cockpit visiting and he told me that his dad had bought him a ride when he was seven years old and that he made up his mind that aviation was going to be his career. I asked if I could get his autograph and he said sure. I had given all my small cash to the ticket agents selling our rides, all I had was a hundred dollar bill and a two dollar bill. I said Neil do you mind signing these? He smiled and said not if you don’t. I met Neil at events later, he always came over to see how the Tri Ford Motor and I were doing.” Also accompanied by two original color satin-finish 10 x 8 photos of Armstrong at the airfield, one of Neil in the cockpit of the Ford Tri Motor and the other of Armstrong and the bill’s recipient posing together. Both of these photos were used in a newspaper article on the front page of the August 30, 2012, Ottawa Herald, recounting Armstrong’s visit, a copy of which is also included. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.

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Posted by on February 23, 2013 in Neil Armstrong

 

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RR Auctions Walt Disney Exceptional Uninscribed Signed Portrait

RR Auctions DisneySuperb vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 head-and-shoulders photo, beautifully signed in fountain pen. Encapsulated in a plastic PSA/DNA authentication holder grading the autograph an “8.” In fine condition, with two small indistinct areas of a clear substance, possibly nail polish, brushed over the eyes of image, and slight mounting remnants to corner tips. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity and grading from PSA/DNA, again grading the autograph an “8.” RR Auction COA.

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Posted by on February 22, 2013 in Disney

 

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