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Silver Tablespoon Made by Paul Revere

Exquisite silver tablespoon made by famous silversmith and patriot Paul Revere, circa 1780s, with a 3″ long oval bowl and total length of 9″, stamped “Revere” on the reverse of the downturned rounded-end handle, which is monogrammed at the end in foliate script with “DMS,” the initials of prominent Massachusetts couple Daniel Sargent (1731–1806) and Mary Turner Sargent (1743–1813). Mr. Sargent was a successful merchant and Mrs. Sargent was born in the house later made famous in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel House of the Seven Gables. An entry in one of Paul Revere’s ledgers on August 26, 1783, records the commission of a set of one dozen spoons by Daniel Sargent, reading: ‘Daniel Sargent / To 12 large Silver Spoons wt 25 / Making Sl / To Engraving 12 Cyphers.’ This coveted spoon originates from noted silversmith George Gebelein, an avid admirer and collector of Revere’s silver work, who acquired a set of six in 1938. Reference: 1998 encyclopedia on Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewelers by Patricia E. Kane (pg. 833).

Remembered for his famous ‘midnight ride’ in April 1775 to warn his fellow patriots of the approaching British Army, which readied them for the important Battles of Lexington and Concord, Revere was one of the most prominent figures of the Revolutionary era. He was equally renowned for his silverwork, which remains some of the most desirable in the world, coveted as important pieces of artwork in prominent museum collections around the world. An especially interesting feature of this spoon in particular is the date that Sargent ordered it, as recorded in Revere’s day book—August 26, 1783. This was just one week before the Treaty of Paris was signed, officially ending the Revolutionary War. An absolutely fantastic piece crafted by the iconic patriot. RR Auction COA.

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Posted by on June 30, 2014 in Paul Revere

 

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Janis Joplin signed scarce glossy 8 x 10 publicity photo

Incredibly scarce glossy 8 x 10 publicity photo of Joplin seated on a stool, signed and inscribed in blue felt tip, “To Manny’s Musik, Love, Janis Joplin,” adding a small heart. Areas of surface loss and moderate toning to lower portion of photo, binder dings to left edge, a few spots to background, and some scattered light surface marks and creases, otherwise very good condition. Manny’s Music in Times Square was a must-stop destination for many musicians over the decades, including the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, and Joplin. Signed photos of this size are very seldom encountered, this being only the third we have ever offered, with the example offered here having great association with a New York music landmark. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.

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Posted by on June 28, 2014 in Janis Joplin

 

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Winston Churchill First Lord of the Admiralty Signed Photo

Exquisite youthful 3.5 x 5.5 postcard photo of Churchill in uniform with a chest full of medals as First Lord of the Admiralty, a position he was appointed to in 1911, signed along the bottom in blue ink, “Winston S. Churchill.” In fine condition, with some scattered light surface marks and dings to photo. A very desirable early image of the famous statesman. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA

 

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Martin Luther King, Jr Signed book Stride Toward Freedom

Signed book: Stride Toward Freedom. First edition. NY: Harper and Row, 1958. Hardcover with original dust jacket, 5.75 x 8.25, 230 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page, “To Philip Linton Oxnam, With Best Wishes, Martin Luther King, Jr.” Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG+/VG.

 

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Saw II Shawnee Smith complete screen worn costume

Scarce and complete screen-worn costume, worn by Shawnee Smith in the role of Amanda in the 2000 film Saw II. Costume consists of a blood-stained light blue T-shirt by Club Monaco, labeled on a piece of tape affixed inside the collar, “Stage #2”; blood-stained blue cotton pants, with a drawstring and tape affixed inside the waist reading, “Stage #3”; a pair of blue Old Navy flip-flops; and a hospital identification band with “Amanda Via,” typed on the first line. Accompanied by three letters of authenticity from Twisted Pictures. In fine condition. The shirt and pants can be seen in the uncomfortable ‘needle pit’ scene in the film, when she is thrown into a large pit of hypodermic needles to find a key that will potentially rescue her and others from Jigsaw’s trap. The shoes can be seen briefly at the end of the film. This is the only known costume complete with hospital band. RR Auction COA.

 

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Posted by on June 26, 2014 in Shawnee Smith

 

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World’s Best Comics #1 Batman and Superman

World’s Best Comics #1, signed on the front cover by Jerry Robinson (DC, 1941) CGC Signature Series/Apparent VF 8.0 Slight (P) Off-white to white pages. Only issue of the title, which changed to World’s Finest Comics with issue #2. Appearances include Batman; Superman; the Crimson Avenger; Johnny Thunder; The King; Young Dr. Davis; Zatara; Lando; Man of Magic; and Red, White and Blue. CGC notes, “Signed by Jerry Robinson on 7/24/10. Restoration includes: small amount of color touch, cover re-glossed, cover re-attached.” A desirable and seldom-offered title. RR Auction COA.

 

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Posted by on June 24, 2014 in COMICS

 

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Chuck Connors Firearms License

Actor and athlete (1921–1992) best known for his role as Lucas McCain in the highly rated television series The Rifleman. Rare Californian license to carry a concealed pistol, revolver, or other firearm, 3.75 x 2.5, March 25, 1979, signed on the reverse in black felt tip, “Kevin J. Connors,” with his ink thumbprint below. The front of the card is filled out in type with personal information, including “Occupation: Actor,” and “Reason for desiring license: Self Protection,” and signed at the bottom by the issuing officer. The reverse bears Connors’s signature and thumbprint, and lists his alias, “AKA Chuck Connors” and his weapon of choice as a Model 66 .357 Magnum. The card has been laminated, apparently as issued. In fine condition, with general handling wear. Accompanied by an unsigned cardstock photo. The consignor notes that this item was obtained directly from the auction sale of Connors’s estate. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

 

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Posted by on June 23, 2014 in Chuck Connors

 

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