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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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RR Auctions Battles and Leaders of the Civil War

Battles and Leaders of the Civil War

 

 

Four hardcover volumes of Battles and Leaders of the Civilian War, The Century Company, De Vinne Press, New York, published 1884–1889. In very good condition, with light toning, loose, but intact hinges, and the expected wear to the covers and spines. RRAuction COA.

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Posted by on March 21, 2012 in Civil War

 

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