1793 Twice Signed Thomas Jefferson Document

RR Auction Item – Rare twice-signed 1793 Jefferson document, confirming salaries for George Washington and John Adams as required by the Constitution. This museum-quality, Pre-certified PSA/DNA document offers an excellent association between three founding fathers—all of whom served as president—and the fundamental document of American governance. Two congressional acts passed by the Second Congress of the United States are documented in this rare piece. First – Approved by President Washington on February 18, 1793, the “An Act providing compensation to the President and Vice-President of the United States,” , states that “the compensation of the President of the United States shall be at the rate Read More

George Washington Signed Receipt with Provenance from Mary Custis Lee

RR Auction Item – George Washington Signed Receipt.   Carried through the nation’s bloodiest war, George Washington’s granddaughter, Mary Custis Lee, ensured that this document would not fall into Union hands.  As the Civil War got underway and she received warning that the Union Army was planning to seize Arlington—the 1,100-acre estate built by her father, where she had grown up, married, raised her seven children, and buried her parents—she prepared to leave her beloved home. Packing the family silver, George Washington and G.W.P. Custis’s papers, and General Lee’s files, she left in May of 1861, never to return again. Apologizing for Read More

Seeking Lifetime Collections!

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Marilyn Monroe Bankers Trust Company Check August 25, 1961

Bankers Trust Company check, 8.25 x 3, filled out in type and signed by Monroe, payable to Hedda Rosten for $65.85, August 25, 1961. In fine condition, with a central vertical fold, trivial soiling to right edge, and expected bank stamps and cancellation holes. Writers Norman and Hedda Rosten first met Monroe in 1955 when their friend, legendary photographer Sam Shaw, arrived at their Brooklyn apartment with the blonde starlet by his side. Best friend and former roommate to Arthur Miller’s soon-to-be ex-wife Mary—thanks to Marilyn—Hedda was initially hesitant to befriend her, but as time passed, the Rostens became two Read More

Ty Cobb Signed Vintage Exhibit Card

Vintage 3.25 x 5.25 exhibit card of Cobb in his Detroit uniform, with printing at the bottom of the card identifying his team as Philadelphia, nicely signed in fountain pen, “Ty Cobb.” In fine condition. Cobb signed with the Philadelphia Athletics in 1927, after being cleared in a game fixing scandal brought about by Dutch Leonard. Pre-certified PSA/DNA. http://www.rrauction.com/bidtracker_detail.cfm?IN=907

Babe Ruth Photo Signed By Ruth and Hank Aaron

Vintage pearl-finish 8 x 10 full-length photo of Ruth at the plate in his Yankee’s road uniform, with several photographers in the background, beautifully signed in fountain pen, “Sincerely, Babe Ruth,” and signed in black ballpoint, “Best wishes, Hank Aaron.” A trivial brush to the dot of Ruth’s “i,” a few creases, and some mild rippling to each edge, otherwise fine condition. A very uncommon pairing of the two hitting legends, boasting an exceptionally large and bold Ruth signature. Pre-certified PSA/DNA http://www.rrauction.com/bidtracker_detail.cfm?IN=926

Beatles first pressing of Please Please Me, fully signed

Exceptionally desirable 1963 Parlophone mono first pressing of the Please Please Me album, signed on the reverse in blue ballpoint by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. Scattered soiling, light creases, and small area of surface loss above the album name on the reverse, otherwise fine condition. The record is included. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from the original recipient, in part: “I loved Paul McCartney, he was my first crush. I got this album signed—Fairfield Hall at Croydon around 1963/64…the Beatles had just released Please Please Me and they weren’t famous then.” The Beatles performed Read More

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Cosmonaut Pilot Survival Kit

An interesting cosmonaut pilot survival kit contained within an olive drab canvas bag, stamped on the front with part numbers, “HA3-7, 9104917.” The main kit is inside a removable interior pouch that has the same part numbers stamped on the front, with several survival materials held within the form-fitting foam case by thick gray elastic bands. Items in this kit include: a looped razor-wire saw, a compass, fishing equipment, a medical kit, boxes for flares and bullets (empty), flashlight, matches, signal mirror, a plastic box for crackers or other food, and other items. Other items in the large canvas bag Read More

Apollo 1 Oversized Signed Photograph

Exceptional color 14 x 11 high-quality heavy paperstock photo of the Apollo 1 crew in their blue flight suits, signed in thin felt tip by all three: “Edward H. White II,” “Gus Grissom,” and “Roger Chaffee.” In fine condition, with minimal professional restorations comprised of smoothed light creases (most noticeably a diagonal crease unobtrusively passing through Grissom’s eyes) and a few repaired tiny edge tears. The stock of this photo is a light, finely textured paper seemingly excised from a coffee table book, poster, or large program. Fully signed Apollo 1 photos are very scarce to begin with, and oversized Read More