Vintage ballpoint signatures of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Bill Wyman, and Charlie Watts on an off-white 6.25 x 8 sheet. In fine condition, with central horizontal and vertical folds and some light diagonal creases, some of which pass through small portions of signatures, and some scattered light toning, not detracting from the appearance of the bold signatures. Accompanied by a vintage unsigned 6 x 7.5 publicity photo of the group. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.
Monthly Archives: February 2014
Color satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of Maris and Mantle posing with their bats on their shoulders, signed in blue felt tip by Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle. In fine condition, with a PSA/DNA authentication label affixed to lower corner. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity and grading from PSA/DNA, grading both the autographs and the overall photo a “10.” RR Auction COA.
Original swatch of the dark blue bloodstained seat leather from the limousine Kennedy was riding in at the time of his assassination, measuring approximately .5 x .25, double-suede-matted with an image and description to an overall size of 11 x 14. In fine condition. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from University Archives and a packet of information regarding provenance. After Kennedy’s assassination, the presidential limousine was returned to the White House where it was under the care of F. Vaughn Ferguson. The bloodstained leather upholstery of the rear seat was removed—light blue from the main body of the bench-style seat, and dark blue from the border area—and the car sent to a Cincinnati firm for refitting and a security upgrade. Ferguson was able to retain the removed leather sections and eventually sold them to collector Raleigh DeGeer Amyx. RR Auction COA.
Incredibly rare set of five original pencil and colored pencil developmental architectural drawings of Wright’s Fallingwater masterpiece, on large onionskin pages, each approximately 40 x 28, all done in an unknown hand, with the first page titled in pencil, “Revised Drawing Kaufmann House, July 27, 1936, Frank Lloyd Wright Architect,” also in an unknown hand. Each page is also notated “File B-111A,” and numbered one through five. Page one shows a remarkably detailed overhead view of the first and second floor plans of the home, all labeled with accurate measurements, with notes on the side indicating, “All bath rooms to have cork floors,” and “1st floor lavatory to have stone paving.” Several additional pencil sketches have been added to the first page as well, including a window, and staircase, again in an unknown hand, as well as several notations to individual areas of the drawing.
Second page is a detailed wiring schematic of the entire home, listing 15 different circuits. Third page shows an overhead view of roof and third floor, with the fourth page showing details of the basement, complete with boulders, a wine cellar and boiler room, with the shore line of Bear Run added to the bottom portion of the drawing, and the final page shows an overhead view of the second floor. Rolled and in overall fine condition, with some paper loss to lower right corner of first page, expected handling wear and soiling, and some scattered light creases.
Thought to be in the twilight of his career in the mid-1930s, Wright used the project of Fallingwater as an opportunity to yet again leave his mark on American architecture. Commissioned by Pittsburgh businessman Edgar Kaufmann to build a weekend getaway for his family in the lush woods of Mill Run, Pennsylvania, Wright first visited the site in 1934. Anticipating a quiet retreat with spectacular views of the property’s waterfalls, Kaufmann was surprised—and more than a bit upset—when he saw the plans nine months later; with a series of cantilevers rising over 30 feet above the water, the home was to be built directly over the falls. After much back-and-forth and a long series of design revisions (which would continue throughout the arduous building process, as evidenced by these blueprints), the two men came to agreement on the design and commenced building in the spring of 1936. Upon its completion three years later, the house became an instant wonder, capturing the imagination of the public and bringing Wright back into the limelight. To this day it remains his most famous and widely recognized work, earning the designation of a National Historic Landmark in 1966. Blueprints from any Wright work are highly sought-after; this set, bearing intricate details of his crowning achievement, is one of the finest Wright items we have ever offered. RR Auction COA.
Ink signature, “Th: Jefferson,” on an off-white 2.75 x 2 slip, with an ink notation under signature in an unknown hand. Archivally triple-cloth-matted and framed with a portrait of Jefferson to an overall size of 14 x 20. In good condition, with Jefferson’s signature very light, but still mostly legible, and moderate creases and wrinkling. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.
Unsigned handwritten notes on both sides of an 8.25 x 10.5 sheet of lined loose-leaf paper. Jackson pens 16 notes, all of which appear to be band names or song titles. Some of the notes read (with grammar and spelling retained), “Earth Wind and Fire Magic Mind,” “Knee Deep Parliiment Funkadelics,” “Jerry and pacemakers Dont’ Let the sun catch you cryin, Ferry cross the mercy,” “I want it now Willie Wonka,” and “Walk on Wild Side Jimmy Smith.” In fine condition, with a few light bends and creases. An interesting list which shows Jackson’s appreciation of other musical styles which in turn helped shape his own unique style. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.
|Bidding for the Marvels of Modern Music Auction opens Mar 13, 2014 & ends Mar 20, 2014|
Original vintage color 11.5 x 19.75 poster of the band, signed in blue ballpoint, “George Harrison,” ”Ringo Starr,” “To Paul, with love, John Lennon,” and signed a remarkable four times, “Paul McCartney.” Some professionally repaired areas of surface loss and scuffs, as well as some well-done repaired tears, three light horizontal folds, light contrast to portions of a couple of McCartney’s signatures, and some touch-ups to Lennon’s facial area, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks. The consignor notes that these signatures were acquired at Brasenose College in Oxford on March 5, 1964, where they were being entertained after a day of filming the railway sequences of A Hard Day’s Night. Oversized images of the Fab Four are considered quite rare. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.
Bidding for the Marvels of Modern Music Auction opens Mar 13, 2014 & ends Mar 20, 2014