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RR Auction Jayne Mansfield Signed Photo

RR Auction Jayne MansfieldVintage glossy 8 x 10 photo of Mansfield looking over her bare shoulder and teasingly gnawing on a cigarette holder, signed and inscribed in fountain pen “To Ray, With love, Jayne.” In very good condition, with several vertical creases to image and edges and some scattered light surface marks. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

 

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Posted by on December 31, 2012 in Jayne Mansfield

 

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RR Auctions Vivien Leigh Signed Photo

RR Auctions Vivien LeighVintage matte-finish 3.5 x 5.5 photo of Leigh in a maid’s uniform, signed and inscribed in black ink “Arch, with love, Vivien.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

 

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Posted by on December 31, 2012 in Vivien Leigh

 

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RR Auction Rolling Stones Tattoo You Lithograph Signed

RR Auction Rolling StonesColor 31 x 19.5 print of their Tattoo You album artwork, signed in the lower border in red felt tip by Mick Jagger, and in black felt tip by Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, and Charlie Watts. Quadruple-matted and framed to an overall size of 39.5 x 28. In fine condition. Oversized. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.

 

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Posted by on December 28, 2012 in Rolling Stones

 

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RR Auctions Theodore Roosevelt and William McKinley Signed Photo

RR Auctions Theodore Roosevelt and William McKinleyExceptional vintage 15.75 x 11.25 Pach Bros. portrait of McKinley and Roosevelt sitting outdoors, affixed to an 18 x 14 mount, signed at the bottom of the image in black ink by both “William McKinley” and “Theodore Roosevelt.” Photo also bears a 1900 Pach Bros. copyright. A vertical crease between the two subjects and a few light surface scuffs, otherwise fine condition.

This grandiose campaign picture of McKinley and Roosevelt was used for the election of 1900, and is among the rarest of all presidential (and vice presidential) signed portraits. This photo also represents a little ‘camera magic.’ Truth be told, McKinley’s picture was actually taken in 1896—seated opposite Vice President Garret Hobart. Upon Hobart’s death at the start of the re-election campaign and subsequent selection of Roosevelt as McKinley’s running mate, a new photomontage was created, using the original photo and one of Roosevelt captured in 1900. Through the wonder of early 20th century technology, the negatives were melded together to form a new image for the campaign. Only the most scrutinizing eye will witness the spot where the two photos were merged. A rare and remarkably unique and oversized image—signed by two men whose administration lasted only six months. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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RR Auction Wernher von Braun Felt tip Signature

RR Auction Wernher von BraunFelt tip signature, “Werner von Braun,” on an off-white 4.25 x 2.75 custom-made collector’s card with a June 22, 1972, Washington, D. C., postmark affixed to card. In fine condition, with a light crease to left edge and mounting remnants to reverse from previous display in a scrapbook. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.

 

 

 

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Posted by on December 27, 2012 in Wernher von Braun

 

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RR Auctions Amelia Earhart Vintage Fountain Pen Signature

RR Auctions Amelia EarhartVintage fountain pen signature, “Amelia Earhart,” on an off-white 4.5 x 3 card with a clipped November 13, 1935, Lafayette, North Dakota, postmark affixed to lower right corner. In fine condition, with mild toning, a few light dings to the edges, and mounting remnants to reverse from previous display in a scrapbook. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

 

 

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Posted by on December 27, 2012 in Amelia Earhart

 

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RR Auction Muhammad Ali Original Ballpoint Sketch

RR Auction Muhammad AliOriginal ballpoint sketch of a boxing ring and small self-portrait, labeled “Ali,” on an off-white 5 x 3 card, signed, “9-17-87, Muhammad Ali, After me there will never be another, 3 times.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

 

 

 

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Posted by on December 26, 2012 in Muhammad Ali

 

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RR Auctions James Naismith Ink Signature

RR Auctions James NaismithInventor and founder of basketball. Ink signature, “Wishing you many more years of basketball enthusiasm. James Naismith, Lawrence, Kans,” on an off-white 4 x 3 custom-made collector’s card with a clipped January 9, 1930, Lawrence, Kansas, postmark affixed to the top right. In fine condition, with mounting remnants to reverse from previous display in a scrapbook. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

 

 

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Posted by on December 26, 2012 in James Naismith

 

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RR Auction George Washington Beautiful and Highly Desirable Handwritten Letter

RR Auctions George WashingtonBeautiful and highly desirable ALS signed “Go: Washington,” one page, 8 x 8.75, September 11, 1799. Letter to William Thornton Esquire. In full: “The 20th of this month when Mr. Blagden would require an advance of a thousand dollars—being near at hand—and Mr. Peter affording a good and safe opportunity to remit it, I enclose for this purpose, a check on the Bank of Alexandria to that amount. Mr. Peter informs me that his brother _______ has ironmongry of a good quality which he wants to dispose of, and would sell cheap. I pray you therefore to inform Mr. Blagden of this circumstance, request him to examine it, and if of the kind & quality he requires it to be had on good terms to supply himself therefrom and at the hand of the invoice to draw upon me for the amount, which shall be immediately paid. With great esteem and regard, I am Dear Sir Your Most Obed. ‘Serv.’” In fine, clean condition, with intersecting mailing folds, one passing through a single letter of signature, well-done professional repair to paper loss along left edge, and a uniform shade of light toning. Despite the new city’s reputation as a bad investment, local landowners convinced Washington that investing in the construction of rental housing for Congressional members could be profitable. The general provided substantial financing to fund the project and again turned to Thornton who supervised the work of George Blagden, the leading building contractor for Federal City. A well-preserved Washington letter concerning the building of Federal City. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

 

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Posted by on December 25, 2012 in George Washington

 

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RR Auctions Zachary Taylor Ink Signature

RR Auctions Zachary TaylorInk signature, “Z. Taylor, Maj. Genl, U.S. Army,” on an off-white 2.75 x 1 clipped slip. Show-through from writing on reverse, and scattered toning, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

 

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Posted by on December 25, 2012 in Zachary Taylor

 

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