Signed book: Rare Air: Michael on Michael. First edition. San Francisco: Collins, 1993. Hardcover with slipcase, 11.25 x 13.25, 112 pages, numbered 1745/2500. Prominently signed on the first free end page in black felt tip. Autographic condition is fine, with an Upper Deck hologram affixed to lower right of the signed page. Book condition: VG+/None. Black cloth-covered boards with color illustration affixed to front; minor rubbing to illustration. In VG+ slipcase with soiling and moderate rubbing. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Upper Deck as well as its original box. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.
Monthly Archives: April 2013
Color limited edition 14.5 x 11.25 print entitled ‘Landscape,’ numbered 81/300, signed in the lower border in pencil by Garcia, and also signed and inscribed in black ink to music executive Michael Kleffner, “To Kleffner—yo! Jerry Garcia.” Matted and framed to an overall size of 19.5 x 16.5. In very fine condition. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.
Large felt tip signature, “All the Best, Bob Marley,” on an off-white 5.75 x 4 card. In fine condition. Without a doubt one of the cleanest examples we have encountered. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.
Vintage matte-finish 4.5 x 6.25 head-and-shoulders photo of a young Churchill by Vandyk of London, affixed to its original 5 x 7.5 mount, signed on the mount in black ink, “Winston S. Churchill 1926.” In very good condition, with a noticeable diagonal crease across lower portion of image, and moderate silvering to edges of image. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.
A fantastic collection of signatures acquired during the filming of the Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus, all acquired at the InterTel Studios in London on December 10 and 11, 1968. Signers are: John Lennon and Yoko Ono on a 2.5 x 4 beige album page, signed on the reverse by Marianne Faithfull; ballpoint signatures of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Bill Wyman, and Charlie Watts on individual 2.5 x 4 album pages, ballpoint signatures of Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, John Entwistle, and Keith Moon on individual 4 x 4.5 pages; signatures of Eric Clapton and Bill Wyman on a 4.5 x 4 page, signed on the reverse by Fleetwood Mac’s Peter Green; and signatures of Traffic’s Chris Wood and Jim Capaldi, and Marianne Faithfull on either side of a 4 x 4.5 album page. In fine condition. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks. A truly marvelous collection of signatures from a significant rock and roll event. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.
Official Reach American League (Ban Johnson) baseball signed in blue ink on the sweet spot by Babe Ruth and two side panels by Lou Gehrig, Bob Meusel, and Tony Lazzeri. The signatures are light but legible, with the Lazzeri extremely light but visible above the Ban Johnson stamp, otherwise fine condition. The baseball bears exceptionally bold stampings and is especially bright for its age. A superb example that features the powerful portion of the 1927 Yankees legendary ‘Murderer’s Row’ lineup, the season in which Ruth hit 60 home runs. This baseball can be definitively dated to this fabled year, as 1927 was the only year that the official American League baseball was adorned with these specific stamps and patent markings—and it was not signed later, as Ruth discontinued using quotation marks around his first name the following year. A simply exquisite piece from what is widely considered the greatest team in baseball history. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.
Newman’s personally owned and worn Bob Sharp Racing jacket manufactured by Crown, size small, embroidered with Newman’s name and bearing various sewn sponsor patches, including Datsun, Budweiser, Canon, Pioneer, and Kendall. In fine condition. This item is not signed. The jacket was originally purchased at a 1982 celebrity charity auction in Oxnard, CA. Accompanied by two color copies of photos of Newman in this exact jacket, standing in front of a large crowd at an IMSA race in May of 1981 at Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey, California. A fantastic chance to own an essential, and well-documented piece of clothing from this talented actor and race car driver. RR Auction COA.
Unissued ‘red stripe’ student membership card for Lee’s Jun Fan Gung Fu Institute, 3.75 x 2.5, signed in black ink “Bruce Lee,” and also signed by Taky Kimura. In fine condition, with a couple trivial brushes to Kimura’s signature. Accompanied by a copy of a certificate of authenticity from Kimura stating the card dates from circa 1965–67. A well-preserved example of a scarce Hollywood autograph. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.
Vintage ballpoint signatures, “Love, Paul McCartney (Beatles),” “George Harrison,” “Ringo Starr xxx,” and “John Lennon,” on a light green 4.5 x 4 album page. Page is still contained in its original hardcover autograph album, and signatures were acquired at Fairfield Hall in Croydon, on April 25, 1963. Abum is also signed inside by Gerry Marsden, Billy J. Kramer, Cliff Richard, and Bruce Welch. In very fine condition. Accompanied by a typed note from the original recipient and certificate of authenticity from Tracks. The Beatles were in Croydon on this date playing a concert at Fairfield Halls. The show was promoted as ‘The Merseybeat Showcase’ and The Beatles headlined a bill which also featured Gerry and the Pacemakers, Billy J. Kramer and the Big Three. As pristine a set of Fab Four signatures as you will find signed just after the release of ‘Please Please Me’ and the eruption of Beatlemania. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.
Colorful African-American boxer (1878–1946) who held the world heavyweight championship from 1908 to 1915 and whose achievements in and out of the ring created an unprecedented storm of racially charged controversy. Choice vintage glossy 3.75 x 6.5 photo of the strapping Johnson in a pugilistic pose, boldly signed and inscribed vertically in fountain pen, “To my pal Johnny Orbbecke, from Jack Johnson.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.