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RR Autograph Auction Apollo 11 Rare oversized 1969 photograph Signed

RR Autograph Auctions Apollo 11

Color vintage semi-glossy 19.75 x 16 photo of the Apollo 11 lunar landing, with Buzz Aldrin descending to the moon’s surface, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, “To Art Salkin, With best wishes, Buzz Aldrin, July 20, 1969,” “Neil Armstrong,” and “Michael Collins.” Top edge of the photo is affixed to a cardstock mount of the same size. Light circle of toning to top left from a previously affixed Apollo 11 patch (included), scattered creasing, heavier to top left), rippling and surface marks from possible exposure to moisture, a few trivial areas of surface loss at the edges, and trimmed edges, other wise very good condition.

Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Art Salkin was a World War II veteran who moved to Los Angeles after the war to work for Technicolor in their sales and PR departments. He joined the reserves, handling public relations for the Air Force before reporting for full-time duty during the Korean War Conflict and remained in the reserves until he retired from the Air Force circa 1969-1970. Salkin continued working in the film industry, as well as providing PR work through the Air Force with NASA. This signed 1969 photograph by the Apollo 11 flight crew was gifted to him for work he had done for NASA from a colleague. Large and particularly striking, this image was taken on the first day of the lunar landing, making it especially rare and highly-desirable, with an exceptionally bold Armstrong signature. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.

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Posted by on May 28, 2012 in Apollo

 

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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 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 Titanic Deck Chair an original deck chair

Exceedingly rare original Titanic deck chair, measuring approximately 37.75 x 22.5 x 54, one of only seven still known to exist. The chair displays expected wear, and its caned seat is mostly present although a center portion is broken with some loss of cane (this could have occurred on impact with the water but is more likely the result of use since the time of recovery). There is some evidence of minor repairs throughout consistent with the entry in the Mackay-Bennett’s logbook relating to repairs made by a carpenter. The headrest supports a metal name holder on the right which is empty, and on the lower portion of the chair is imprinted, “Made By R. Holman & Co. Boston Mass. USA.” This chair was exhibited in the United States in the late 90s and has essentially been out of public view since that time. The lot is accompanied by a detailed letter of authenticity from renowned Titanic author, curator and deck chair authority Steve Santini.

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Posted by on March 30, 2012 in Titanic

 

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RR Autograph Auctions Oliver Cromwell

Otherwise occupied with “public affairs,” Cromwell sends “Mr. Stapylton, to treat with you about the business in agitation between your Daughter and my Son”

English soldier and statesman (1599–1658) who led Parliamentary forces in the English Civil War, waged war against Scotland and Ireland and, in 1653, following the execution of Charles I, became Lord Protector of Great Britain, a position he held until his death in 1658. After a yearlong reign by his son, Richard, the British throne was restored (to Charles II) and Cromwell’s body was exhumed and posthumously ‘executed.’ ALS in Old English, signed “O Cromwell,” one page, 7.25 x 11.5, March 8, 1648. Letter to his son Richard’s future father-in-law. In full: “Yours I have received; and have given farther instructions to this Bearer, Mr. Stapylton, to treat with you about the business in agitation between your Daughter and my Son. I am engaged to you for all your civilities and respects already manifested. I trust there will be a right understanding between us, and a good conclusion; and though I cannot particularly remember the things spoken of at Farnham, to which your Letter seems to refer me, yet I doubt not but I have sent the offer of such things now as will give mutual satisfaction to us both. My attendance upon public affairs will not give me leave to come down unto you myself; I have sent unto you this Gentleman with my mind. I salute Mrs. Mayor, though unknown, with the rest of your Family. I commit you with the progress of the Business, to the Lord; and rest.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, scattered light toning and foxing, and two wax remnants to left edge.

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Posted by on March 28, 2012 in Oliver Cromwell

 

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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 Autograph Auctions Baseball: 3000 Hit Club

Nineteen official Rawlings baseballs, each signed in ballpoint on the sweet spot by a different member of the illustrious 3000 Hit Club. Signers are: Robin Yount, Al Kaline, Cal Ripken, Jr., Carl Yastrzemski, Dave Winfield, Rod Carew, Wade Boggs, George Brett, Rickey Henderson, Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Tony Gwynn, Eddie Murray, Pete Rose, Stan Musial, Paul Molitor, Craig Biggio, Lou Brock, and Rafael Palmiero. In very good to fine condition, with scattered toning to about half the balls, as well as authentication labels affixed to most of the balls. The Molitor is PSA graded “Gem MT 10,” and the Biggio ball is graded a “9.5.” RRAuction COA.

 

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Posted by on March 24, 2012 in Baseball

 

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RR Autograph Auction Honus Wagner

RR Autograph Auction Honus Wagner

One of the Hall of Fame’s five original inductees in 1936, Wagner combined rare offensive and defensive excellence throughout a 21-year career. He was also was the first baseball player to have his signature branded into a Louisville Slugger baseball bat. Vintage glossy 8 x 10 photo of an older Wagner in his Pirates uniform preparing a wad of chewing tobacco for himself, signed and inscribed in fountain pen to noted collector Lionel Aucoin, “With best wishes to Lionel from Honus Wagner Pirates 49.” Some scattered light creases, mainly to background, otherwise fine condition. A great photo from Wagner’s time as a Pirate’s hitting instructor.

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Posted by on March 23, 2012 in Honus Wagner

 

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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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