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Jimi Hendrix Superb ballpoint signature

Superb ballpoint signature, “Jimi Hendrix,” on an off-white 4.5 x 5 deckle-edge cocktail napkin. In very fine condition, with a slightly trimmed top edge. An extremely desirable uninscribed example. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by on June 30, 2014 in Jimi Hendrix

 

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Beatles Signed 1963 Merchandising Card Photo

Vintage glossy 6 x 7.5 merchandising card photo of the Fab Four posing with three guitars, issued by Star Pictures in England as “SP584” in 1963, signed on the reverse in black ballpoint, “John Lennon,” and in blue ballpoint, “George Harrison,” “Ringo Starr,” and “Paul McCartney.” The signatures all date to mid-to-late 1963. In fine condition, with some light surface impressions to image side, and a few spots of light soiling around Lennon’s signature. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.

 

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Posted by on June 30, 2014 in Beatles

 

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Keith Haring signed original color drawing

Fantastic original color drawing by Haring on an off-white 11.75 x 8.25 cardstock sheet, signed vertically in the right border in black felt tip, “K. Haring, 86.” Picture shows four individual boxes, three containing his instantly-recognizable figure and the fourth a glowing red heart. In fine condition. Original artwork from the iconic pop artist is in exceedingly high demand; with its bold lines, bright colors, and energetic figures, this is a wonderful example of his unique style. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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Posted by on June 28, 2014 in Keith Haring

 

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Albert Einstein Lengthy ALS in German

Lengthy ALS in German, signed “A. Einstein,” one page, 8.5 x 11, March 27, 1940. Letter to Helene Hertz, the widow of Paul Hertz. In full (translated): “With utmost regret I learned of the bitter loss you have suffered; this, after all the other difficulties and hardships that fate has brought you. Your husband’s work often impressed me with its enlightening clarity, and I don’t believe it was ever accorded the proper recognition. This is probably related to the fact that in this period, which is transitional in regard to science as well, the quest for new forms is deemed more urgent than the pursuit of clarity. I hope that your excellent sons will provide you with comfort and support in your hard life. I would also like to tell you, on this sad occasion, that I will gladly make every effort to be of service to you at any time, and I urge you to let me know if you see any way that I can put in a good word for you. Jews, especially, in this country are glad to do me a favor, if it is not too difficult for them.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds.

This compassionate letter was written three days after the passing of Paul Hertz, a fellow physicist who focused his efforts on electron theory and the foundations of statistical mechanics. These studies led him into contact with Einstein around 1910 after Hertz published some critical remarks on Einstein’s work in the subject. Despite the initial combative intellectual relationship, they grew to become friends with great respect for each others’ work—in 1915, Einstein used Hertz’s suggestions as a stepping stone in resolving the ‘hole argument,’ a paradox that troubled him while developing his famous field equations to describe the general theory of relativity. Einstein’s assertion in this letter that Hertz was never afforded the recognition he deserved is a common belief among scholars today—his contributions to an array of fields, including physics, mathematics, logic, and philosophy, have served as a foundation for the works of intellectuals that remain more well known today, such as Einstein and Gerhard Gentzen. With excellent content and atypical length, this handwritten letter is of the utmost desirability. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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Posted by on June 27, 2014 in Albert Einstein

 

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Beatles Winter Gardens Margate Signed Program

Program from the Beatles’ six-night engagement at the Winter Gardens Margate, 5.75 x 9, two pages, featuring a charming cover image of the band looking out an open door. Signed on the cover in blue ballpoint next to their images, “Paul McCartney,” and “John Lennon,” and in black ballpoint “George Harrison,” and “Ringo Starr.” In fine condition, with old tape remnants to two corners of cover, Harrison’s signature just a shade light due to decreased ink flow, and expected light handling wear. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from noted Beatles expert Frank Caiazzo, who states, “Beatles tour programs signed on the front by the band are quite rare and desirable.” The band played twelve shows over six consecutive nights at the Winter Gardens, with opening acts including the Dakotas, Billy J. Kramer, and comedian Derek Roy. Their nine-song setlist included ‘Please Please Me,’ ‘I Saw Her Standing There,’ and the energetic closing track, ‘Twist and Shout.’ Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.

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Posted by on June 27, 2014 in Beatles

 

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Madonna Body of Evidence screen worn beret and pearls

Screen-worn beret and pearls worn by Madonna as Rebecca Carlson in the 1993 film Body of Evidence. Brown beret measures 10″ in diameter. Pearl choker measures 16.5″ long, with a small Miriam Haskell tag on the chain, and is accompanied by matching pearl earrings. Accompanied by a color photo of Madonna wearing all three items, as well as two costumer’s pages for Madonna’s character, filled out in a crew member’s hand, listing all three items: “hat—beret—brn…neck—smaller pearls choker…ears—Haskell pearls small w/ gold prongs.” Also included are five more photos of Madonna wearing either the beret or jewelry. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.

 

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Posted by on June 26, 2014 in Madonna

 

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Robocop promotional costume

Scarce original Robocop costume produced for promotional appearances for Robocop 2 and 3. The painted fiberglass costume consists of 12 individual pieces of body armor, including front and back chest plate, shoes, articulating upper arms, and the matching helmet, with “OCP Police 001” printed on both sides. Also included is the soft black under-torso and gloves. A crack to one part of the chest plate, scattered paint loss and chips, and expected wear. RR Auction COA.

 

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Posted by on June 24, 2014 in Robocop

 

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