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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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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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RR Auction Julie Andrews Signed Century Fox Promotional Photo The Sound of Music

RR Auction Julie AndrewsGlossy 8 x 10 20th Century Fox promotional photo of Andrews playing a guitar outside in The Sound of Music, signed in blue felt tip, “Sincerely, Julie Andrews.” In fine condition, with a paperclip impression to top edge. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

 

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RR Autograph Auction Al ‘Fuzzy’ St. John Fountain Pen Signature and Inscription

RR Autograph Auction Al ‘Fuzzy’ St. JohnSilent film comic (1893–1963) who appeared in dozens of Mack Sennett’s early Keystone comedies and would eventually create and star in his own vehicles for other studios. Uncommon vintage fountain pen signature and inscription, “To Norman, Yours for fun, Sincerely, Al St. John, July 15, 32,” on an off-white 6 x 4.5 album page. In fine condition. Accompanied by an unsigned original promotional photo of St. John in Prairie Rustlers. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

 

 

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RR Auctions Thomas Wolfe Signed Book Look Homeward Angel

RR Autograph Auction Thomas WolfeSigned book: Look Homeward Angel. First edition. NY: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1931. Hardcover, 5.25 x 7.75, 626 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page, “To Win Tilson from a fellow townsman, Tom Wolfe, July 10, 1934.” Autographic condition: scattered toning and soiling, not detracting from the bold signature and inscription, otherwise fine. Book condition: VG-/None. Navy cloth-covered boards; edges worn, with tears in cloth at corners and spine-ends; gilt titles have completely disappeared; insect damage along spine; moderately shaken; textblock yellowed, with some light foxing (mostly at first/last few pages); previous owner’s bookplate to front pastedown. Tilson and Wolfe were both from Asheville, North Carolina, fictionalized in the novel as Altamont, Catawba. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

 

 

 

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RR Auction Joan Miro Signed Vibrant 1966 Christmas Card

RR Auction Joan MiroColorful Christmas card from 1966, 5.5 x 4.25 closed, featuring a colorful design by Miro on the front. Inside bears printed names of Miro and his wife, with Miro adding a two-line holiday sentiment and signing underneath, “Miro.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

 

 

 

 

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