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RR Auction Albert Einstein Typed Letter Signed

RR auction Albert EinsteinTLS signed “A. Einstein,” one page, 7.75 x 6.75, Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists letterhead, October 16, 1948. Brief letter of thanks to an unidentified supporter. In full: “I send you warm thanks for your generous gift towards our work. Your continued good-will and support are a vital encouragement to this Committee.” Nicely double-cloth-matted and framed with a small plaque and portrait to an overall size of 25.25 x 21. In fine condition, with a light vertical crease as well as a horizontal mailing fold. Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

 

 

 

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Posted by on June 29, 2013 in Albert Einstein

 

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RR Auction Sitting Bull Exceptional Ink Signature

RR Auction Sitting Bull

Hunkpapa Lakota Sioux holy man (circa 1831–1890) known for his steadfast opposition to the intrusion of the US government into Sioux lands. Fleeing to Canada following the Battle of Little Big Horn, he later returned to the US and toured with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. Fearing his growing influence, government agents fatally shot him during an arrest attempt at Standing Rock Agency on December 15, 1890. Extremely rare ink signature, “Sitting Bull,” on the reverse of an off-white 4.5 x 2.75 Randall House card. Accompanied by a handwritten letter of provenance from C. D. Pease explaining how he acquired the autograph, one page, both sides, 10 x 3, no date, but the envelope is postmarked June 14, 1912. Letter reads, in part (with grammar and spelling retained): “I am enclosing you a Card of the Randall House South Dakota & on the back of it is Old Sitting Bull (Indians) own signature written by him. My wife’s Bro was clerk in the fort at Randall at the time Sitting Bull was a prisoner there. & he learned Sittingbull to write his name. he always wrote it in this same style. I have had it 28 years. I did have Sittingbull’s Pipe & Tobacco pouch but some on[e] has gobbled them from me.” The signature and the letter are triple-cloth-matted and framed with the original mailing envelope and a portrait of Sitting Bull in an ornate headdress, to an overall size of 21.75 x 27.25. In fine condition, with a small circular stain to upper blank area and a bit of scattered light soiling, not at all affecting the boldness or legibility of the 3.5″ long signature. The frame is chipped and the backing is in need of some repair. Also included is a Sherwoods Spirit of America tag, one of America’s leading specialists in Native American artifacts and historic Americana. After Sitting Bull surrendered to federal forces at Fort Buford, he became a living representation of the Indian resistance. During his two years in captivity at Fort Randall, he achieved celebrity status as tourists and newspaper reporters flocked to see him. Arguably one of the most sought-after of all Western and Native American signatures. Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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Posted by on June 28, 2013 in Sitting Bull

 

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RR Autograph Auction Wizard of Oz Jack Haley Signed Photo

RR Autograph Auction Wizard of Oz Jack HaleyGlossy 8.25 x 7 photo of the Tin Man, Scarecrow, and Dorothy, signed in black felt tip, “Jack Haley, ‘Tin Man.’” In very good condition, with trimmed edges and scattered creases. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by on June 18, 2013 in Jack Haley

 

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RR Auctions Bonnie Parker And Joe Palmer Rare Photo

RR Auctions Bonnie ParkerIncredibly rare original vintage glossy 2.5 x 3.5 snapshot of Bonnie Parker and Barrow Gang member Joe Palmer. Taken shortly before her death, the full-length photo shows Bonnie in a summer dress, seated on the fender of a car, with Palmer standing next to her wearing a light suit. Photo is identified on the reverse in an unknown hand, “Bonnie & Joe.” In very good condition, with some creases working in from the edges and a uniform shade of toning over most of the image.

On January 16, 1934, Bonnie and Clyde waited outside the Eastham prison to carry fellow gang members Raymond Hamilton, Henry Methvin, and Joe Palmer to safety after the impending jailbreak that they had orchestrated. During the escape, Palmer shot and killed prison officer Major Crowson—an act that proved to be the final straw. Combined with the national negative publicity that the Texas prison system received for the breakout, the murder incited Prison Chief Lee Simmons to complain directly to Governor Ma Ferguson, bringing the full power of the Texas and federal governments to bear on the manhunt. It was this action that brought Frank Hamer out of retirement; persuaded to accept the assignment to hunt down the Barrow Gang, he formed the famous six-man posse that would carry out the final ambush just four months later. This photo, taken during the short period between the jailbreak and the ambush, is one of the last images of both Parker and Palmer, who was caught and executed in May the following year. RR Auction COA.

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RR Auction Bonnie Parker at Marco’s Cafe Photo

RR Auction  Bonnie ParkerOriginal vintage 6 x 4 pearl-finish photo of a young Bonnie Parker behind the counter at Marco’s Cafe circa 1929. Photo shows Bonnie in her full uniform by the cash register with two men at the counter. Photo is identified on the reverse in ballpoint, likely by Bonnie’s sister Billie Jean Parker, “Marco’s Cafe, Bonnie Parker.” In very good condition, with scattered creases, spotting to left side of image, and some soiling and a label remnant to reverse. Bonnie worked at Marco’s Cafe in Dallas until the cafe closed in November 1929, roughly the same time her then-husband Roy Thornton was sentenced to five years in prison, and shortly before her first meeting with Clyde Barrow. RR Auction COA.

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Posted by on June 18, 2013 in Bonnie Parker

 

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RR Autograph Auction Margaret Hamilton Wizard of Oz Signed Photo

RR Autograph Auction Wizard of Oz Margaret HamiltonGlossy 7.75 x 10 United Press International photo, signed and inscribed in black ink, “Well my pretty! I can cause accidents too! Just wait a moment and that goes for Lester too! See!?…Wicked witch-wishes, WWW & Margaret Hamilton.” A promotional caption is taped to the reverse. In fine condition, with two light crop marks to top corner tips and a few light bends. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

 

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RR Auctions Washington Post Photo Signed By Four Presidents

RR Auctions Four PresidentsGlossy 10 x 8 photo of former presidents Nixon, Ford, and Carter standing alongside then-president Ronald Reagan as they deliver a memorial statement for slain Egyptian President Anwar Sadat before departing to attend the funeral in 1981, signed in black felt tip, “Gerald R. Ford,” “Ronald Reagan,” (as president), and “Jimmy Carter,” and in blue felt tip, “Richard Nixon 12-10-86.” Photo is stamped on the reverse, “Staff photo by Harry Naltchayan, The Washington Post—reproduction is forbidden” In fine condition, with some irregular ink adhesion and slight brushing to Carter’s signature, which remains completely legible. All signatures were obtained through correspondence with the chief executives, with the order of acquisition beginning with Ford, then Nixon, Carter, and finally Reagan, completing the quartet when the photo was sent to him at the White House. There are very few of these photographs in circulation due to the restrictions placed on its distribution and reproduction. The photo won the World Press Photo Award in 1981. A scarce, award-winning pose with all signatures personally attained through hard work. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

 

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RR Auction Samuel L. Clemens “Mark Twain” Signed Book A Horse’s Tale First Edition

RR Auction Mark TwainSigned book: A Horse’s Tale. First edition. NY: Harper and Brothers, 1907. Hardcover, 5.5 x 8.25, 153 pages. Signed in black ink on the front pastedown, “Mark Twain.” Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: G+/None. Red cloth-covered boards; mild wear to edges, with small tears in cloth at corners; spine sunned (title ink has disappeared); approximately 1.5″ light waterstain to front at spinetail, affecting exterior only; light rubbing to front, with portion of title gone; light soiling, front hinge cracked; approximately 1″ tear to upper edge of title-page. Clemens wrote this story as a protest against bull fighting at the request of Minnie Maddern Fiske. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

 

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RR Autograph Auction Andrew Wyeth Car Registration

RR Autograph Auction Andrew WyethFull car registration form, signed “Andrew N. Wyeth,” and “Betsy James Wyeth,” one page, 7.25 x 3.25, expiry date of March 31, 1975. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania automobile registration form filled out in type with information pertaining to Wyeth’s 1972 Stutz Blackhawk coupe, and signed on the stub portion by Wyeth and his wife. In fine condition, with a couple light creases and expected machine-cut holes. Accompanied by four original color snapshot photos: two of the Stutz alone, one of Wyeth with the car, and one of Wyeth with his wife; also accompanied by an original letter of provenance from a gentleman whose father was a friend of Wyeth’s and helped him purchase the difficult-to-acquire vehicle. These Stutz cars were incredibly rare and expensive—only a few dozen per year could be manufactured, and they were disproportionally purchased by stars and celebrities. This fantastic group presents a one-of-a-kind, highly desirable collectible for any art or automobile enthusiast. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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Posted by on June 15, 2013 in Andrew Wyeth

 

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RR Auctions Oakes Ames Signed Carte de Visite Portrait

RR Auctions Oakes AmesAmerican manufacturer, railroad promoter, and congressman known as a principal in the Credit Mobiler scandal (1804–1873). Very rare original 2.25 x 4 carte-de-visite portrait by Alexander Gardner of Washington, boldly signed in the lower border in black ink. Overall speckling to the image, otherwise fine condition. An extremely scarce signed photo of the man credited by as being the single most important influence in the building of the Union Pacific portion of the transcontinental railroad. RR Auction COA.

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Posted by on June 15, 2013 in Oakes Ames

 

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