Ink signature, “George Harrison,” on a beige 5.75 x 4 card. Signature was obtained in 1980. In very fine condition. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.
Monthly Archives: August 2014
Superb matte-finish 8 x 10 portrait of Edison in profile, boldly signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Mrs. F. D. Morrison, Thos. A. Edison.” In fine condition, with a somewhat noticeable diagonal crease to the right side. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.
Chiricahua Apache (1829–1909) who attained the status of legend for his steadfast defense of Native American lands against the United States government. Very scarce pencil signature, “Geronimo,” on the reverse of an off-white 3 x 2.25 calling card imprinted with the name “Mrs. M. A. Cleveland.” This was originally affixed to the first free end page of the included book, a 1906 first edition copy of Geronimo’s Story of His Life, edited by S. M. Barrett, and was labeled below in black ink, “Signed by Geronimo and given to father at Buffalo Exposition,” with an ownership notation at the top, “Milo Cleveland, Brockport, N. Y.” Scattered soiling and a few unobtrusive creases to the card, otherwise fine condition. Now remembered as the Pan-American Exposition, the Buffalo Exposition was a World’s Fair held from May 1 to November 2, 1901, and was one of the major expos Geronimo participated in as a celebrity attraction; fairgoers paid to see Geronimo and obtain his autograph, for which he charged one dollar. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.
Excessively rare matte-finish 1.5 x 2.25 photo of Woolf affixed to the original 5.75 x 3.75 British passport page, signed below in fountain pen. The page bears two ink stamps indicating the date of issue, April 18, 1933. In fine condition, with the date stamp trivially affecting a couple letters of the signature. This portrait of the 51-year-old Woolf resembles the most famous photo of her, taken at age 20, with both showing the author sullenly looking to her right, eyes cast downward in a longing gaze. A highly unusual and immensely desirable format. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.
Personal check, 8.5 x 3, filled out in another hand and signed by Ruth, “G. H. Ruth,” payable to L. J. Phillips Co., Inc. for $205.84, March 11, 1946. In fine condition, with expected cancellation holes and light show-through from a bank stamp to reverse, and a pencil cancellation mark touching the first letter of the signature. A supremely bold signature. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.
Fabulous program from The Beatles’ Second Christmas Show, presented at the Hammersmith Odeon from December 24, 1964, to January 16, 1965, 8.25 x 10.75, featuring printed images by John Lennon from the Christmas edition of In His Own Write. Signed in blue ballpoint on the second and third pages next to their images by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. In fine condition, with a light central vertical bend and only slight handling wear. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from noted Beatles expert Frank Caiazzo, in part: “These signatures date precisely from the period of their engagement at the Odeon Cinema, and in fact the program was signed in January of 1965 for the show’s producer at the venue, Peter Yolland. This is a stellar example of this scarce signed Beatles concert program.” Among the acts to share the stage for the twice-nightly shows were the Jeff Beck edition of The Yardbirds, Freddie & The Dreamers, Elkie Brooks, and the seemingly ever-present Sounds Incorporated. The show ran for 20 nights with only two days off, and would be be the last series of Christmas shows as the group then shifted their focus towards the studio. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.
Color vintage 16 x 11 two-page magazine photo spread from the German music magazine Bravo, signed in black felt tip, “Stay Groovy, Jimi Hendrix,” “Best wishes, Mitch,” and “Noel Redding.” In fine condition, with slight paper loss along central vertical fold from staples, and some scattered creasing and wrinkles. Signatures were obtained at the Ambassador Hotel in Hamburg, Germany, on January 12, 1969, one day after the band played a concert at the Musikhalle in Hamburg. Hendrix actually performed two shows that day at the German venue as part of his 1969 European tour, performing 16 songs in total, including ‘Purple Haze,’ ‘Voodoo Child (Slight Return),’ and a cover of Cream’s ‘Sunshine of Your Love.’ Oversized portraits of this legendary power trio are seldom encountered. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.