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RR Autograph Auction Walter Lantz Woody Woodpecker Original Oil Painting

RR Autograph Auctions Walter Lantz Woody WoodpeckerExtremely scarce original painting by Walter Lantz, oil on canvas, entitled ‘Liberty Bell,’ 19.25 x 16.5, depicting Woody Woodpecker looking unhappy with a broken beak presumably from flying into the Liberty Bell behind him. This is one of a small series of paintings done by Lantz which shows Woody at different historical places. Painting is signed in black paint in the lower right, “Walter Lantz 1979.” Framed to an overall size of 26 x 22. In very fine condition. Provenance: Christie’s, 1994.

A magnificent piece of art, this was one of a scant handful of paintings by Lantz depicting Woody at various historical locations; other themes in the set included Philadelphia and Mount Rushmore. This exceptional series, apparently done for his personal enjoyment, are a tribute to Lantz’s artistic capabilities. This painting hung in Lantz’s studio in Beverly Hills until his passing in 1994, when it was sold by Christie’s in his estate sale. An exceptional piece of artwork with impeccable provenance. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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Posted by on April 15, 2013 in Walter Lantz


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RR Autograph Auctions Ty Cobb exhibit card

RR Autograph Auctions TY Cobb

Vintage 3.25 x 5.25 exhibit card of Cobb in his Detroit uniform, with printing at the bottom of the card identifying his team as Philadelphia, nicely signed in fountain pen, “Ty Cobb.” In fine condition. Cobb signed with the Philadelphia Athletics in 1927, after being cleared in a game fixing scandal brought about by Dutch Leonard. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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Posted by on April 9, 2012 in Ty Cobb


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RR Autograph Auctions Eleanor Shurman Titanic Survivor

RR Autograph Auctions Eleanor Shurman Titanic Survivor

ALS signed “Eleanor Johnson Shurman, Titanic Survivor,” one page, 6.25 x 8.75, no date. Letter to a collector. In part: “I have autographed all the sheet music and hope that it is satisfactory…My grandfather was dying and wanted us to come. He died before we got there. We couldn’t take the ship we planned to and got tickets aboard the Titanic for return to U. S. Our dining room steward gave us escort to the boat deck and were able to get on Collapsible D, the last boat to be lowered. That was 2:05 AM. The Titanic sank at 2: 20 AM.” Accompanied by sheet music to ‘How Do You Do,’ 9 x 12, signed on the front cover in black ink, “Eleanor Johnson Shurman, Titanic Survivor,” and the letter’s original mailing envelope, postmarked November 29, 1996. Also accompanied by a commemorative cover with a cachet honoring the Titanic, postmarked May 6, 1934, and a couple of news clippings mentioning Shurman, one of which is her obituary. In fine condition, with creasing and edge wear to sheet music. RRAuction COA.

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Posted by on April 6, 2012 in Titanic


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RR Autograph Auctions Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Vintage 7 x 10.25 photo of a reproduction of a Renoir, featuring a young woman holding flowers. The photograph is an authentication of one of his most attractive paintings. Signed in the bottom border in ink, “Renoir.” Also written in the bottom border by the Mayor of Cagnes, “Pierre-Auguste Renoir, artiste paintre, 9 Janrie, 1910,” signing below and adding the official stamp of city hall to authenticate Renoir’s signature. Image is affixed to a slightly larger cardstock mount. In very good condition, with some trivial rubbing, light ink borders around the image, adhesive remnants from previous mounting, and a few purple government stamps, one lightly affecting the signature. A rare opportunity to own an authentically signed Renoir at a fraction of what the painting would cost. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.


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RR Autograph Auctions Diana and Charles 1983 Christmas Card

Christmas card from 1983, 5.25 x 7.25 folded, opens to 10.5 x 7.25, embossed in gold on the outside with Prince of Wales’ feathers and Garter motto, as well as the Spencer family arms. Inside, the card bears an affixed charming satin-finish 4 x 5.5 color casual family photograph of Charles, Diana and baby William, with the William sitting on Diana’s lap on a swing as Charles looks on. Printed opposite the photograph is the sentiment “With all good wishes for Christmas and the New Year.” Charles has inscribed the card, “Harold and Mrs, Haywood,” and signed at the bottom “Charles and,” with Diana adding, “Diana.” A few vertical creases through inscription, small crease to lower right corner, and some toning to covers from magnetic album, otherwise fine condition. Haywood was close to Charles and served as his personal advisor on youth affairs from 1977–1988, and helped create the Prince’s Trust Charity. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.


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RR Autograph Auctions Charlie Chaplin

Extraordinary iconic vintage pearl-finish 5 x 7 full-length photo of The Tramp belting out a laugh, floridly signed in fountain pen, “Faithfully, Chas. Chaplin.” Some trivial edge and corner creasing, some light, brushed surface marks, and a bit of light silvering, otherwise fine condition. Chaplin describes his very first transformation into Mack Sennett’s now legendary character, recollecting a very natural, almost instantaneous acclamation: “The moment I was dressed, the clothes and makeup made me feel the person he was. I began to know him, and by the time I walked onstage he was fully born.” An exceedingly rare and well-preserved example of Chaplin in his iconic character. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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Posted by on March 26, 2012 in Charlie Chaplin


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RR Auctions Grand Army of the Republic Sword

Model 1860 Field and Staff Officer’s sword with patriotic motif on pommel, D-guard handle, and clamshell guard, depicting eagles and flags. Black leather handle grip has wire wraps. Steel blade, manufactured in Germany, has ornate floral etching with patriotic shield and flags, maker marked “The M.C. Lilly Company. 13 W. 30th St. New York.” Comes with original tan leather belt with sword hanger strap, and a brass buckle depicting the G.A.R. membership emblem. In good to very good condition, with the expected wear and tarnish from age and handling. RRAuction COA.

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Posted by on March 22, 2012 in Sword


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