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Rare Academy Award for Photography sold for 45k at auction
Lunar Bible Collection Sold for $130,000 at Auction
Breakfast at Tiffany's manuscript sells for $306,667 at auction
RR Auctions Announces 2013 Space & Aviation Autograph & Artifact Auction
Ellsworth Bunker Archive sold for $86,581 at auction
Lady Diana photo labeled “not to be published,” sold for $18K at RR Auction
Science, Space, Sports and Stars Share RR Auction’s June Catalog
Apollo 11 Flight-Flown Flag Ties World Record at RR Auction
RR Auction celebrates its 360th consecutive month
Top of the Class(ic) Rock
Elvis Presley King of October Auction
September Sales at R&R
Incredible Collection of Albert DeSalvo Letters and Photographs
August Heat Wave Does Not Deter Bidders
Another Resounding Success as R&R Goes On-line


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Beatles signed LP sells for $118k at auction — LP was given to George Harrison's doctor prior to bands historic 'Ed Sullivan Show' performance

BOSTON, MA. A rare copy of The Beatles album, 'Meet the Beatles,' given to Dr. Jules Gordon for tending to George Harrison's sore throat prior to their appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show sold for $118,230, according to Boston, MA based auction house RR Auction. 

Dr. Gordon was the house doctor at the Plaza Hotel from 1942 until 1985. In his appreciation, Mr. Harrison gave, Dr. Gordon, a Meet the Beatles album containing the signatures of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and himself.

The Beatles made their legendary first live appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show on February 9, 1964—in the New York Times the day before, Thomas Buckley described George's ailment: 'Mr. Harrison, who is known as the quiet Beatle, awoke yesterday with a sore throat. He was treated by Dr. Jules Gordon, used a vaporizer and rejoined his colleagues at the studio late in the afternoon.

 “The Beatles first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show broadcast is still —unquestionably one of the most important events in pop cultural history,” says Bobby Livingston, VP at RR Auction.

Further highlights include, but are not limited to: 

An extraordinary archive of memorabilia from Jazz Legend Roy ‘Little Jazz’ Eldridge, Realized: $71,553.

A Band-signed Clash guitar presented to Strummer’s longtime friend and manager, Realized: $35,510.

Pair of Lennon’s iconic wire-rim eyeglasses originally presented to Victor Borge, Realized: $22,605.

The Marvels of Modern Music auction began on March 13 and ended on March 20. For more information including comprehensive list of auction results, go to www.rrauction.com

 Headquartered in Boston’s North End, RR Auction is a globally recognized and trusted source for rare documents, manuscripts, autographs, and historic artifacts.

 

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Rare Academy Award for Photography sold for 45k at auction

Amherst, N.H  — An extremely rare Academy Award medal for still photography, presented in 1947 to Earnes Bachrach sold for $45,049 on Wednesday, according to Amherst, NH-based auction house RR Auction.

 

 A revered photographer of Hollywood’s ‘Golden Age,’ Bachrach was given the medal by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences for his work on Crossfire and The Farmer’s Daughter.

 

 He was especially well-known for his portrait studies of great actors and actress, including a series of color shots of Marilyn Monroe; also admired for his versatility, Bachrach's production work on King Kong is noted for the various effect shots and composites he produced both for continuity and the promotional campaign.

 

Only two other medals such as this are known to exist, one awarded to Merritt Sibbald in 1941 and the other to Scotty Welbourne in 1942.

 

 “Bachrach was one of the most influential and admired of all the Hollywood portrait photographers and his work is arguably the most collectible of any of his peers,” says Bobby Livingston, VP at RR Auction.

 

 Further highlights include, but are not limited to: 

An autographed photograph of Marilyn Monroe sold for $32,525.

 

Paul Newman's working script for the Academy Award Winning Film  The Sting sold for $21,013.

 

Dean Cain’s Superman costume, used in the television series Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, sold for $18,940.

 

 More details can be found online at www.rrauction.com.

 

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Lunar Bible Collection Sold for $130,000 at Auction

Lunar Bible Collection Sold for $130,000 at Auction

 

 

Amherst, N.H. – A Lunar Bible Collection sold for $130,056 on November 21, according to Amherst, NH-based auction house RR Auction.

 

The Lawrence McGlynn Lunar Flown Bible Collection and Archive is the only complete set of flown microfilm lunar bibles, carried on board the Apollo 12, 13, and 14 missions.

 

Due to weight restrictions on personal items that could be carried by the Apollo astronauts in their assigned personal preference kits, it was necessary to find a Bible small enough and light enough to be taken.

 

Flown in the form of microfilm bibles – a form chosen for its cutting edge technology of the day over 40 years ago, and for its compact size and weight – this amazing and massive bible collection represents the enduring and pivotal role of faith and spirituality in the human experience. 

 

“The rarity and uniqueness of this collection can not be overstated, and it is not surprising that it commanded such an impressive figure," said Bobby Livingston, VP at RR Auction.

 

Further highlights include, but are not limited to: 

 

A Lunar Module Control Panel, signed by seven moonwalkers sold for $83, 379.

An Apollo Saturn Attitude Control engine sold for $70,945.

 

For a complete listing of auction results from the Fall 2013 RR Auction Space and Aviation sale, please go to the RR Auction website at www.rrauction.com

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Breakfast at Tiffany's manuscript sells for $306,667 at auction

AMHERST, NH, April 26, 13 - A rare 86-page typed manuscript of Breakfast at Tiffany's with hand annotations by Truman Capote sold for $306,667 on Thursday, according to Amherst, NH-based auction house RR Auction.

The breathtaking manuscript provides a rare chance to visit the mind of a literary master, whose most influential, last second change to the manuscript was to rewrite his heroine’s name from the dreary Connie Gustafson the now iconic Holly Golightly.

Capote culled his inspiration for his heroine from his intimate friendships with New York society's finest, including heiress and designer Gloria Vanderbilt and Oona O'Neill, daughter of American playwright Eugene O'Neill and wife of Charlie Chaplin.

The novella's prose style prompted Norman Mailer to call Capote "the most perfect writer of [his] generation," adding that he "would not have changed two words in Breakfast at Tiffany's."

In addition to the brilliant name change, which is hand-notated by Capote over 150 times throughout the text, there are hundreds of important annotations and revisions, many quite lengthy. On the first page of the manuscript, Capote hand titles it “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” makes several witty one-word revisions, and rewrites an entire sentence, adding “everything I needed, so I felt to become the writer I wanted to be.”

“It’s one of the greatest works of the 20th century and is recognized as such,” says Bobby Livingston, VP at RR Auction,  “the sale of this museum quality piece exceeded all expectations.”

 

Further highlights from the Hollywood and Horror Auction include, but are not limited to: 

An incredible costume made for Antonio Banderas in his title role as Zorro in the 1998 film The Mask of Zorro. Realized: $39,381.

Screen-worn sash worn by Charlton Heston in the 1956 classic film The Ten Commandments. Realized: $33,093.

The Hollywood and Horror Auction, which began on April 18, and ended on the evening of April 25, more details can be found online at www.rrauction.com.

 

Established in 1976, RR Auction is known to collectors and dealers worldwide as the most respected auction source for guaranteed authentic autographs. 

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RR Auctions Announces 2013 Space & Aviation Autograph & Artifact Auction

RR Auctions Announces 2013 Space & Aviation Autograph & Artifact Auction

Offerings include over 850 museum quality artifacts from the Golden Age of aviation and space flight

Amherst, N.H. -- RR Auctions is pleased to announce its Space and Aviation Autograph and Artifact Auction, scheduled to take place from May 16th to May 23rd, 2013. This massive auction of over 850 premiere lots of space and aviation memorabilia and artifacts includes some of the rarest and most impressive artifacts yet offered by RR in this rapidly growing and highly sought after genre of Americana collecting.

This historic sale includes fascinating selections of space and aviation related autographs, covers, photos, patches, hardware, correspondence, reports, and many types of flown personal mementoes and equipment originating from many of the aviators’ and astronauts’ collections themselves, as well as from the personal holdings of many of the hobby’s leading space artifact collectors.

 “There seems to be no end to the global appetite of collectors of this rare and historic material – especially from the amazing Apollo lunar landing missions,” said Bobby Livingston, Vice President, Sales & Marketing for RR Auctions. “The Great Space Race was truly a global event, and the collection of memorabilia and artifacts tied to that momentous moment in history is highly prized and sought after. RR Auctions is proud to be able to offer some of the finest and most interesting material available, and this assemblage is by far our most impressive since we began offering specialty aviation and space memorabilia auctions several years ago.”

Some representative highlights from the 850+ lots of vintage aviation and space artifact include:

·       A robust offering of flown Robbins medallions from 13 missions, including the key missions of Apollo 7, 9, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, and 17, as well as from ASTP, Skylab and the Shuttle.

·       Over 85 lots of historic Apollo 11 material, including a flown Apollo 11 rotational control handle shared by moonwalker Buzz Aldrin and Command Module Pilot Michael Collins during mankind’s first lunar landing mission.

·       And 29 lots of Apollo 17 material from the last lunar landing mission of Apollo, including fantastic lunar orbit items such as a flown 17 foot long lunar orbit map and lunar orbit EVA cue card, and lunar surface EVA cue cards and a lunar surface EVA map plate used aboard the lunar rover. 

·       An absolutely amazing gold plated Lunar Traverse Gravimeter, a production model of the same gravimeter used on the lunar surface during the Apollo 17 mission. One of only three in existence -- one left on the lunar surface by Apollo 17, the mission’s back-up at the Smithsonian, and one other at Columbia University.

·       A unique assemblage of space flown and lunar surface religious artifacts include microfilm bibles from both Apollo and the International Space station, an Earth-orbit papal flag, a lunar surface flown prayer covenant, and an astounding 750+ page full-text daily prayer and devotional book flown and used aboard Skylab and one of the very few space flown books available to private collectors.

·       And many, many more exciting and historic lots.

As a renowned autograph auction company, RRAuction has not forgotten the essential element of its core business -- signatures. Numerous autographs from the best of the best are to be offered, from Wernher von Braun to Neil Armstrong; from astronauts such as Cernan, Lovell, Anders, to cosmonauts such as Gagarin, Leonov, and Tereshkova; to some of America’s earliest aviation pioneers like Earhart, Lindbergh, Hughes and Wright.

“Our last auction set record prices for many classes of this material. Aviation and space enthusiasts will not be disappointed,” said Livingston. “Obviously, there are too many lots to list in a single press release, so I encourage everyone interested to get online and preview the entire catalog. The auction goes live on May 16th, and global interest is expected to be intense.”

For more information on this historic auction, including how to order a catalog, how to bid online, and to see the full 850+ lot description preview, please go to the RRAuction website at www.rrauction.com. Or contact Bobby Livingston at bl@rrauction.com

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Ellsworth Bunker Archive sold for $86,581 at auction

 

AMHERST, N.H.— A comprehensive archive of memorabilia relating to diplomat, Ellsworth Bunker, sold last night for $86,581, according to Amherst, NH-based auction house RR Auction. 

 

Ellsworth Bunker (1894–1984), who served the US in various capacities under seven presidents, most often remembered as having been a “hawk” in wartime Saigon, Ambassador Ellsworth Bunker made major contributions to American diplomacy for nearly 30 years.

 

For these efforts, he was twice awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom with Distinction—one of which is included in this collection. Other significant items in the sale of the Bunker Archive are a pen used to sign the Paris Peace Accords, the flag flown over the United States Embassy in Saigon on the day the cease fire took effect, drafts of Bunker’s unpublished autobiography, presidential signed photos, and an extensive assortment of medals, awards, and private papers.

 

His highly regarded skill as a worldwide troubleshooter landed him in the middle of some of the most politically complex situations of our time—most notably as ambassador to wartime South Vietnam, from 1967 to 1973. Bunker made other significant contributions as ambassador to India under Eisenhower, and in drawing up the Panama Canal treaties under Carter.

 

“Ellsworth Bunker is considered one of the most important American diplomats of the 20th century,” says Bobby Livingston, VP at RR Auction. “The collection speaks volumes to his accomplishments and it is not surprising that it commanded such an impressive figure.”

 

Bunker passed away in Dummerston, VT in September of 1984, at age 90.

 

The Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph auction began on Friday, February 22 and ended on Wednesday, March 13 at 7PM. For more information including comprehensive list of items featured in the auction, go to www.rrauction.com

 

Established in 1976, RR Auction is known to collectors and dealers worldwide as the most respected auction source for guaranteed authentic autographs.

 

 

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Lady Diana photo labeled “not to be published,” sold for $18K at RR Auction

AMHERST, NH, January 25, 2013 - A teenage image of the future Princess of Wales emphatically labeled “not to be published, ” sold for $18, 306 on Thursday, according to Amherst, NH-based auction house RR Auction.

The early glossy news photo of a young Diana lying in bed, with a friend seated behind her, is stamped February 1981 on the back side.

British media have identified the young man as Adam Russell, the great-grandson of former Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin.

Around that time, The Prince of Wales and the Lady Diana Spencer ended months of speculation with the announcement they were to be married.

On the 23rd of February Diana moved out of her apartment in Coleherne Court and into Buckingham Palace, where she should learn correctness and a little knowledge of courtly life.

The wedding of Lady Diana Frances Spencer to Charles, Prince of Wales, took place on July 29, 1981, at St. Paul's Cathedral.

"International media coverage was phenomenal," said Bobby Livingston, VP at RR Auction, "The world recognized and embraced Diana’s a legacy, one that lives on in her sons, both of whom have carried on her tradition of humanitarianism.”

Diana died in a Paris car crash in August 1997, a year after her divorce from Charles. She was 36.

Further highlights include, but are not limited to: 

An exceptional 1874 carte-de-visite of Charles Darwin sold for $23,2110.

A rare portrait of China’s last, Emperor Xuantong sold for 19,608.

 A Civil War-dated portrait of Frederick Douglass sold for 18,678.

The photography auction, which began on January 17th, and ended on the evening of January 24th, more details can be found online at www.rrauction.com.

 

Established in 1976, RR Auction is known to collectors and dealers worldwide as the most respected auction source for guaranteed authentic autographs. 

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SCIENCE, SPACE, SPORTS AND STARS SHARE RR AUCTION’S JUNE CATALOG

Among these heroes are Polish-born French physicist Marie Curie, who along with her husband Pierre, discovered the elements polonium and radium. In a four-page letter, written just one day after the Curies were awarded the 1903 Nobel Prize in Physics, Madame Curie responds to a request for background information and details her education, admitting to the recipient that, “As for my biography, it has never been published. I am told that a fairly exact article on us appeared…yesterday or the day before.”

A letter written years earlier by naturalist Charles Darwin to his publisher mentions his own landmark work, On the Origin of the Species by Means of Natural Selection. A frustrated Darwin notes that the American publisher was “printing my book in such hot haste” that they won’t wait for revisions.

Discoveries of a different sort stem from one-of-a-kind NASA offerings from the 1960s and early 1970s, including an Apollo 11 crew photo autographed by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, with Aldrin adding his own “secretarial” signature for crewmate Michael Collins. The image was a gift to the students and faculty of the Neil Armstrong Middle School, one of the many schools named in honor of the first moonwalker. Bidders fly from the first moon mission to the last and the opportunity to bid on flight-flown ‘Lunar Landmark’ map used in orbit in 1972, and the Apollo 17 checklist page used by astronauts Gene Cernan and Harrison Schmidt before exiting their spacecraft for what would be the second-to-last walk on the moon.

Another harrowing period of history takes bidders to the waning days of World War II, as just one day into his presidency, Harry S. Truman dispatches a typed letter to Colonel Francis V. Keesling, Jr. of the Selective Service System. President Truman thanks the officer for his “good wishes and…assurance of support and sympathy.” Keesling had worked closely with President Franklin D. Roosevelt to implement the Selective Service System during World War II.

A war hero of a different sort was German industrialist Oskar Schindler. Though viewed by some people during World War II as a profiteer, history revealed Schindler’s role in saving the lives of more than 1,000 Jews. In a rare bit of correspondence written years before the Holocaust, Schindler contacts his cousin living in Milwaukee reveals a love of family as he asks, “Are you still thinking of me? Have you learned to speak English yet? How do you like it there in general?”

Various other seldom-seen offerings include a portrait of George Custer by photographer Mathew Brady, and 72 bars of music and lyrics to ‘The Way You Look To-night’ handwritten by Jerome Kern. There’s a 1784 Virginia land survey from frontiersman Daniel Boone, which included the area upon which lies “Boone’s Rock,” a stone in which Boone carved his initials; a scarce signature from the hero of the Alamo, David Crockett; individually autographed photos of Notre Dame’s Four Horsemen: Harry Stuhldreher, Jim Crowley, Elmer Layden, and Don Miller; a vintage photo of Humphrey Bogart striking a pose with man’s best friend; a post-Beatles photo of John Lennon and Yoko Ono in military garb, autographed by John in the mid-1970s; and a handwritten Jeet Kune Do martial arts training program personally developed by Bruce Lee for actor James Coburn—with “SECRET” printed atop of each page.

These high-quality items along with a gathering of other items are available for bid until June 15. For information, visit the RRAuction web site at
www.rrauction.com or contact
Bobby Livingston at bl@rrauction.com

 

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Apollo 11 Flight-Flown Flag Ties World Record at RR Auction

Memento from the First Manned Lunar Landing Grabs More Than $47,652


The flag was accompanied by a certificate stating, “This flag traveled to the moon with Apollo 11, the first manned lunar landing, July 20, 1969,” along with the astronauts’ three signatures. An additional inscription from Armstrong read, “To Rooster with sincere best wishes from Apollo 11.” Rooster Andrews was the owner of a very successful sports shop business in Texas, a keen space collector, and a friend of the astronauts.

“Collectors of flight-flown material always covet the small American flags carried by crews into space,” said Bobby Livingston of RR Auction. “This sale more than doubles our previous sale record for a flight-flown flag in 2008, and certainly marks what we believe to be a new world’s record price for a flight-flown flag.”

Approximately 450 key items from the memorable and historic Mercury, Gemini and Apollo missions—among many others—were featured in the auction, including a headset used to communicate with Armstrong and Aldrin during their lunar mission, a calendar photo of a Playboy Playmate brought aboard the Apollo 12 command module, a sample of NASA space food, and a 22-inch electric power instrument panel of a type used by NASA during the Apollo era.

Established in 1976, RR Auction is known to collectors and dealers worldwide as the most respected auction source for guaranteed authentic autographs.

RR Auction's next auction will be online January 21, 2011. More details can be found online at www.rrauction.com

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THIRTY YEARS IN THE MAKING AS RR AUCTION PRESENTS A POP CULTURE EXTRAVAGANZA STARRING ELVIS, MARILYN, THE BEATLES AND THE STONES

AMHERST, N.H.— RRAuction celebrates its 360th consecutive month—that’s 30 years—of providing high-quality signed material to its customers in August with a fantastic display of pop culture and sports memorabilia. Taking center stage amongst more than 1,250 auction pieces in the auction, which begins July 26, are the “scarcest of the scarce” including a picture signed by Elvis Presley the night before he reported for duty with the US Army, a document signed by “both” Marilyn Monroe and Norma Jean Dougherty, and a Beatles photo personalized to an iconic showman.

Was Liberace the fifth Beatle? Maybe not, but the flamboyant entertainer was certainly a fan. When the Fab Four returned to America for a 1964 concert tour, everyone wanted their autograph…and Liberace got one on a concert program’s page. Paul McCartney identifies himself a “fan” in his sentiment, which has been quirkily personalized to “Liber-archie” by George Harrison.

Fans will gather at Graceland this month for the 33rd anniversary of the death of the King of Rock and Roll—and Elvis will be remembered in the catalog via a stupendous head-and-shoulders promotional photo presented to George Klein…better known as popular Memphis disc jockey “DJ ‘uh’ GK,” a lifelong friend of Presley. Uniquely personalized, the phenomenal image is accompanied by a letter from Klein stating Presley signed the picture in 1958 on the night before he became an army private.

An “EP” of a different sort—“Five by Five”—reveals the ballpoint signatures of the original members of the Rolling Stones: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Bill Wyman, and Charlie Watts. Matted and framed with an unsigned copy to create a truly unique presentation, as this particular EP is rare in any form, whether autographed or not. Equally rare is an early page of mimeographed sheet music from “Only a Hobo”, signed by Bob Dylan in 1963 with a written line from the song. The lyrics to this Dylan song were originally published in the folk magazine Broadside, with this page an example of those published lyrics.

Another star is an incredible document precisely signed as both “Norma Jean Dougherty” and the newly created persona of “Marilyn Monroe” by the blonde bombshell. Dating to 1947 as she takes her first steps toward immortality, Monroe switches her Hollywood representation. Finding “Norma Jean” and “Marilyn” signing together on a single document is remarkably scarce.

Fans of the National Pastime can spend the dog days of summer cheering for their favorite team and bidding on a vintage matte-finish photo of an older Babe Ruth sporting his Yankee pinstripes—an unusual pose of the Bambino with a prominent signature. There is also a scarce and desirable handwritten letter from Cap Anson concerning a partial payment “to hold the wolves off for a time.” He also references his struggling fledging ballclub, Anson’s Colts, and a “ball scheme” to sell stock in the Chicago Cubs and pay for grandstand construction. Ready for some pre-season football instead? Try this one-of-a-kind item: 19-year-old Knute Rockne’s completed postal examination application and exam, twice signed on his way to becoming one of college football’s most famous coaches.

The Auction closes on August 11.
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Top of the Class(ic) Rock

Six of the top ten selling items in R&R's November's auction, which closed Wednesday November 20 at midnight, were Beatles lots! In all, seven of the top ten selling items came from the Classic Rock section. Other big winners were Walt Disney, Harry Houdini and James Buchanan.

$10,035 Paul McCartney - Signed Hofner Bass Guitar
$ 9,423 British Rock and Pop Stars - Group lot of autographs
$ 8,775 Beatles: John Lennon - Four Poster Bed
$ 8,190 Janis Joplin - Autoharp
$ 7,538 Beatles - Album Page signed by all four
$ 6,066 Beatles: John Lennon - signed photo
$ 5,495 Walt Disney - signed photo
$ 5,140 Paul McCartney - signed Guitar
$ 4,504 James Buchanan - signed carte de visite
$ 4,247 Harry Houdini - signed photograph

The next auction closes at midnight on Wednesday December 18th. The auction preview will be featured on the web site, www.rrauction.com, beginning Wednesday November 27th and the full auction will go online October 28th. The November auction will feature a special Judy Garland and Wizard of Oz section. Each item is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity and R&R's guarantee.

Every month R&R auctions almost 2000 items of celebrity memorabilia, autographs and ephemera. In business for over 20 years, R&R is based in New Hampshire with 30,000 buyers world-wide. The company's web site provides a full description and illustration of every item and can be found at www.rrauction.com. To register to bid, collectors must contact the office, or apply on-line, to gain their R&R bidder number. The R&R monthly auction covers presidents to sports personalities to music stars past and present.

For more information or images please contact:
Bob Eaton,
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Elvis Presley King of October Auction

Sales in the October auction of R&R Enterprises were led by the bidding on a Levi Strauss Jacket screen worn by Elvis Presley in the 1957 movie “Loving You” with the winning bid of $10627. The denim jacket came with a sewn in label in the inside reading “# 101212 E. Presley 1/57,” a Paramount Studios wardrobe stamp and even a Paramount studios red laundry tag.

Bob Eaton, of R&R, noted “bidding was excellent this month across the entire range of items, from signed photographs to ephemera. Once again we have seen the value in both classic signatures and screen worn costumes.”

Early US Presidents continue to hold strong with an outstanding franked envelope adressed to a Revolutionary War officer and signed by George Washington reaching $7256 and a Thomas Jefferson letter from Monticello going under the hammer at $4283.

Gone with the Wind also proves a perennial favorite with a rare vintage glossy 8 x 10 portrait from Gone With The Wind showing Clark Gable as Rhett Butler, signed perfectly and flawlessly in-person in blue fountain pen selling for $6073. And a transparent green tinged glass vase that decorated the library at Tara and the front entrance of the hallway in the Atlanta house of the Butlers closed at $5140.

Other favorites did well; a wonderful Walt Disney signed vintage photograph sold at $6275; a screen worn costume of Barbara Streisand as Fanny Brice from Funny Lady reached $5704; a screen worn dress from Bewitched closed at $3422; a Babe Ruth signed baseball sold at $2925; and the Beatles $3115.

One of the rarer items — in fact R&R reports it is the only one they have seen in 25 years — the 1918 autograph of Broadway actress Jeanne Eagels who died at 35 from alcohol and drugs sold for $2422.

The next auction closes at midnight on Wednesday November 20th. The auction preview will be featured on the web site, www.rrauction.com, beginning Monday October 21st and the full auction will go online October 28th. The November auction will feature a special Beatles and Rock Legends section. Each item is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity and R&R's guarantee.

Every month R&R auctions almost 2000 items of celebrity memorabilia, autographs and ephemera. In business for over 20 years, R&R is based in New Hampshire with 30,000 buyers world-wide. The company's web site provides a full description and illustration of every item and can be found at www.rrauction.com. To register to bid, collectors must contact the office, or apply online, to gain their R&R bidder number. The R&R monthly auction covers presidents to sports personalities to music stars past and present.

For more information, please contact:
Bob Eaton, R&R Enterprises
Tel: 603 732-4280
bob@rrauction.com

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September Sales at R&R

R&R reports strong auction sales results in its September auction which ended at midnight, September 18th. Top seller was an excellent Abraham Lincoln signed letter on Executive Mansion stationary and war dated which went under the hammer for $15,440. US Presidents continue to hold their value with a George Washington free frank reaching $5140 and a Thomas Jefferson free frank coming in at $4283. A President George Bush archive including a Topps baseball card from his playing days with Yale closed with a bid of $6229.

In the entertainment section a rare Bert Lahr signed photograph as the Cowardly Lion from The Wizard of Oz was a top seller at $8087. Movie ephemera also did well with Madonna's uniform from "A League of Their Own" ($3894) Kurt Russell's Colt revolver used as his character Wyatt Earp in "Tombstone" ($4563) and the shoes and hat worn by Madonna as "Evita" ($2345).

Musicians past and present were popular lots, a signed picture of the jazz musician Thelonius Monk reached $3289, a guitar signed by Stevie Ray Vaughan $4148, Peter Tchaikovsky signed "Sleeping Beauty" program cover $5483 and a personally owned jacket of Elvis Presley reached $5514.

The next auction closes at midnight on Wednesday October 16th. The auction preview will be featured on the web site, www.rrauction.com, beginning Monday September 23rd and the full auction will go online September 27th. Each item is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity and R&R's guarantee.

Every month R&R auctions almost 2000 items of celebrity memorabilia, autographs and ephemera. In business for over 20 years, R&R is based in New Hampshire with 30,000 buyers world-wide. The company's web site provides a full description and illustration of every item and can be found at www.rrauction.com. To register to bid, collectors must contact the office, or apply online, to gain their R&R bidder number. The R&R monthly auction covers presidents to sports personalities to music stars past and present.

For more information, please contact:
Bob Eaton, R&R Enterprises
Tel: 603 732-4280
bob@rrauction.com

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Incredible Collection of Albert DeSalvo Letters and Photographs

An amazing collection of letters, photographs, gifts and documents sent by Albert DeSalvo while in Walpole Prison will be offered at auction in the September R&R Enterprises auction. The property of Vivian Wyatt, who as a young 16 year old began corresponding with the jailed DeSalvo, the letters contain his thoughts on prison, missing his family, advice to her about men, a poem on the Boston Strangler and some ambiguous comments on whether he was in fact the Boston Strangler. He also mentions his book that he was working on.

The correspondence between the two went on for 6- 7 months, During this time De Salvo looked upon her as surrogate daughter as he lamented that contact with his own children had been severed. Among the items offered for sale in the auction is a handmade gift sent to Vivian Wyatt in Christmas 1972.

Within the 22 lots offered by R&R, are: a signed copy of his poem entitled "The Boston Strangler": several letters with his thoughts on the notorious case one of which includes the line "the Boston Strangler has never been caught" : a handmade gift sent to Vivian Wyatt in Christmas 1972: thoughts upon the prison regime: advise to Vivian about men and sex: as well as candid signed photographs.

One of the last letters hinted to Vivian that he was on the verge of revealing big news, but that never happened. He was murdered in November 1975 the day before he was to meet his psychiatrist and make the revelations. His murder was never caught.

The existence of the letters was first made pubic in the July 24, 2001 edition of Dateline, NBC. Before then neither the police nor the various attorneys had known of the letters nor had examined the contents. Vivian Wyatt herself was the subject of a full page story in National Enquirer, May 7 2002.

The lots are being offered for sale within the monthly catalog of R&R Enterprises autograph auction. The auction closes at midnight on September 18th.

Every month R&R auctions almost 2000 items of celebrity memorabilia, autographs and ephemera. In business for over 20 years, R&R is based in New Hampshire with 30,000 buyers world-wide. The company's web site provides a full description and illustration of every item and can be found at www.rrauction.com. To register to bid, collectors must contact the office, or apply on-line, to gain their R&R bidder number. The R &R monthly auction covers presidents to sports personalities to music stars past and present.

R&R's next auction closes on Wednesday September 18th, at midnight. Each item is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity and R&R's guarantee.

For more information, please contact:
Bob Eaton, R&R Enterprises
Tel: 603 732-4280
bob@rrauction.com

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August Heat Wave Does Not Deter Bidders

The August auction of R&R Enterprises saw once again the appeal of Marilyn Monroe with a lovely signed photograph of the glamorous star reaching $6,596. The list of top sellers contains other classic collectibles with a signed baseball by Babe Ruth going for $6,435, a set list written by Elvis Presley for his Las Vegas comeback concert making $5931, signed photographs of the Beatles made $5,704 and $4,096 respectively. A document signed by Benjamin Franklin went for $6,229 and a letter from Walt Disney for $5,663.

Other interesting items commanding high prices were a rare signed photograph of James Whale the director best known for the 1931 Frankenstein, and a collection of 214 Academy Award winners which made $4,096.

With R&R's next auction closing on September 18th at midnight the preview of upcoming items is available on the company's website, www.rrauction.com.

Every month R&R auctions almost 2000 items of celebrity memorabilia, autographs and ephemera. In business for over 20 years, R&R is based in New Hampshire with 30,000 buyers world-wide. The company's web site provides a full description and illustration of every item and can be found at www.rrauction.com. To register to bid, collectors must contact the office, or apply on-line, to gain their R&R bidder number. The R&R monthly auction covers presidents to sports personalities to music stars past and present.

R&R's next auction closes on Wednesday August 14th at midnight. Each item is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity and R&R's guarantee.

For more information, please contact:
Bob Eaton, R&R Enterprises
Tel: 603 732-4280
bob@rrauction.com

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Another Resounding Success as R&R Goes On-line

In its very first on-line, real time bidding auction, R&R is reporting a huge success in terms of prices realized and in increased number of bidders and bids taken.

Within the closing minutes of the auction over 200 bidders were competing for lots in the 2000+ list of items. With few technical hitches and good stability the web site saw it busiest day ever and closed bidding with some outstanding results; $20,729 for the Marilyn Monroe Promptbook from the movie The Misfits; $11,307 Washington & Jefferson signed document; $10,366 for a Babe Ruth baseball; $8,566 for a Beatles photo signed by all four Liverpool lads; continuing the popularity of screen used props, bidding reached $7,538 for the actual Grail prop from movie Indiana Jones and the Holy Grail.

Other items that fared well in the June results were: $6,435 for the George A. Custer Letter; $5,850 the Louis Pasteur Archive; $4,199 for the exciting 1947 Masters Golf tournament Album; $4,148 for Vivien Leigh Signed Photo depicting Scarlett O'Hara and; $3,964 for a letter from Lord Byron.

"R&R is delighted not only with the results of our June auction but most importantly with giving our clients the ability to bid on line, watch the bidding as it develops and see the intensity of the auction quicken" said Bob Eaton upon the close of auction.

R&R's next auction closes on Wednesday July 17 at midnight. Each item is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity and R&R's guarantee.

Every month R&R auctions almost 2000 items of celebrity memorabilia, autographs and ephemera. In business for over 20 years, R&R is based in New Hampshire with 30,000 buyers world-wide. The company's web site provides a full description and illustration of every item and can be found at www.rrauction.com. To register to bid, collectors must contact the office, or apply on-line, to gain their R&R bidder number. The R &R monthly auction covers presidents to sports personalities to music stars past and present.

For more information, please contact:
Bob Eaton, R&R Enterprises
Tel: 603 732-4280
bob@rrauction.com

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