Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph

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Vintage matte-finish 5.5 x 8.5 head-and-shoulders photo, signed in the lower border in fountain pen, “The kind regards of Herbert Hoover.” A few diagonal creases through portion of last name of signature and a bit of light silvering to background, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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Vintage matte-finish 5.5 x 8.5 head-and-shoulders photo, signed in the lower border in fountain pen, “The kind regards of Herbert Hoover.” A few diagonal creases through portion of last name of signature and a bit of light silvering to background, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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ALS, one page, lightly-lined, 5 x 8, New York Tribune letterhead, December 23, 1869. Letter to H. Y. Lewis in Greeley’s difficult to decipher hand declining an invitation to what he calls “the greatest event in our country’s history.” In very good condition, with scattered toning and soiling, partial separations along horizontal folds, and a few creases. RR Auction COA.

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Navy officer (1912–2005) who served as the weaponeer on the Bockscar that dropped the atomic bomb on Nagasaki. TLS, signed “Dick Ashworth,” two pages, 8.5 x 11, personal letterhead, May 28, 2000. In part: “I had command of Torpedo Squadron ELEVEN while on Guadalcanal. My squadron arrived there with the rest of Carrier Repalcement Air Group ELEVEN on Easter morning, 1943.We …

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Bold ink signature, “R. E. Peary,” on an off-white 3.5 x 2.25 card. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.

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Vintage matte-finish 7 x 12 photo of a child standing over a sidewalk chalk drawing, affixed to a 14 x 22 mount, boldly signed in red ink under the mount, “Beaton.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.

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Pioneering American photographer and photojournalist (1904–1971). ALS, one page both sides, 6 x 8, personal letterhead, no date. Letter to a gentleman. In part: “We have been having such splendid weather lately that I have been out several times hunting around the bases of the big pillars under the Triboro and Hell Gate bridges for the very best viewpoints. I think we have exactly what…

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AQS, in French, on an off-white 4.25 x 2.5 card. Dumas pens three untranslated lines, signing at the conclusion, “A. Dumas fils.” Some scattered light soiling, some light bends and ripples, and mounting remnants to reverse from previous display in a scrapbook, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.

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Author (1825–1907) who sold two million books during her lifetime, second only to Harriet Beecher Stowe. ALS, signed, “M. J. Holmes,” one page, both sides, 5 x 7.75, Brown Cottage letterhead, October 3, 1887. Letter to Mr. Derby reads, in part, “I suppose you did not get my last letter…asking that the Volumes of the Cyclopedia should not be sent at present”; an…

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AQS, in French, on an off-white 4.25 x 2.5 card. Dumas pens three untranslated lines, signing at the conclusion, “A. Dumas fils.” Some scattered light soiling, some light bends and ripples, and mounting remnants to reverse from previous display in a scrapbook, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.

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Original ballpoint sketch of Dick Tracy in profile on a white 4.5 x 3 custom-made collector’s card, signed, “Best wishes, Chester Gould,” with a clipped March 16, 1974, Woodstock, Illinois, postmark affixed to upper left corner. In fine condition, with mounting remnants to reverse from previous display in a scrapbook. RR Auction COA.

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AMQS on an off-white 4 x 2.5 card. Hoffmann pens a detailed bar from an unidentified work, noting at the top, “Vivace!,” and signing underneath, “Josef Hoffmann, Merion, Pa. 1929.” In fine condition, with small old catalog description affixed to top edge, pencil notation to bottom, and a mild shade of overall toning. RR Auction COA.

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Handmade collage comic strip circa 1957, signed “Jim,” on an off-white 12 x 3.75 sheet. Comic features clipped cartoon characters affixed to the sheet, with speech bubbles written by Morrison beside each one. From left to right, the words read: “By Jove…By Jove men, look at that dog…Sniff Sniff…Piss on comic books…Potrezbie?…How the hell should …

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Vintage glossy 8 x 10 Maurice Seymour publicity photo, thoughtfully signed and inscribed in fountain pen against the white background, “To Sam, Best wishes, Eddy Duchin.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.

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Original vintage ink sketch of Little Mary Mix-Up on an off-white 5.5 x 3.5 stationery card, signed, “R. M. Brinkerhoff, Oct. 24, 1928.” A rusty paperclip mark to the left border, light overall shade of toning, and mounting remnants to reverse from previous display in a scrapbook, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.

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Activist who was sentenced to ten years in prison for selling trivial amounts of marijuana in 1969; his cause inspired John Lennon to write a protest song and host the ‘John Sinclair Freedom Rally’ in 1971. Glossy 11 x 14 photo of the lyrics to Lennon’s song, signed at the top in black felt tip by Sinclair. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.

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AMQS on an off-white 4 x 2.5 card. Hoffmann pens a detailed bar from an unidentified work, noting at the top, “Vivace!,” and signing underneath, “Josef Hoffmann, Merion, Pa. 1929.” In fine condition, with small old catalog description affixed to top edge, pencil notation to bottom, and a mild shade of overall toning. RR Auction COA.

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‘I Dont’ Want to Miss a Thing’ CD single from the Armageddon soundtrack signed on the inside of the case cover in black felt tip by Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Brad Whitford, Tom Hamilton, and Joey Kramer. In fine condition. The CD is included. A backstage pass from the Nine Lives 1997 tour is affixed to the reverse, stamp-dated October 13, 1998. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/RE…

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These Days album flat signed on the front in silver ink by Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Tico [Torres], and David Bryan. In fine condition. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from Roger Epperson/REAL.

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ANS in French, one page, 5 x 3, no date. Brief note to an unidentified recipient. In very good condition, with scattered light toning and soiling, paperclip impression to top edge, and mounting remnants to reverse from previous display in a scrapbook. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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Vintage matte-finish 5 x 7 photo of Cooper in a suit and tie, signed in pencil. Some light contrast to last name of signature and some scattered light staining to the edges and background, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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Dashing vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 portrait of Crosby in a bow tie, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Leonard Klein, Sincere regards, Bing Crosby, ’36.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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Glossy 7.75 x 9.75 head-and-shoulders photo, signed in blue ballpoint. In fine condition.

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ANS in French, one page, 5 x 3, no date. Brief note to an unidentified recipient. In very good condition, with scattered light toning and soiling, paperclip impression to top edge, and mounting remnants to reverse from previous display in a scrapbook. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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