Mr. Mojo Risin’: Doors-signed photos top $18K at RR Auction

Doors-signed photos

Four 4 x 5 Elektra Records promo photos of the Doors members Jim Morrison, John Densmore, Robby Krieger and Ray Manzarek, individually signed in black felt tip. RR Auction image

BOSTON – A group of four Elektra Records signed promotional photos of the Doors sold for $18,262 at an RR Auction online autograph sale that closed Aug. 12. View the fully illustrated catalog on LiveAuctioneers.

The vintage matte-finish photographs individually signed in black felt tip, “J. Morrison,” “John Densmore,” “Robby,” and “Ray.”

This was the only set of these entire band signed Elektra Records promo photos that RR Auction had ever offered, with the elusive and much sought after Morrison autograph.

“Because of Morrison’s brief and meteoric career, he just wasn’t available to sign material that we typically see from other 1960’s icons,” said Bobby Livingston, executive vice president at RR Auction.

Highlights from the sale included:

– George Washington handwritten letter, penned in the period between the end of Revolutionary War and taking office as president: $28,016.

– Jack Swigert signed NASA lithograph: $14,742.

Doors-signed photos

Official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Swigert in his white space suit, signed in black felt tip. RR Auction image

– Nikola Tesla bold ink signature: $7,130.

– Iwo Jima Marine Corps flag-raising photo signed by three Iwo Jima survivors: $7,205.

Doors-signed photos

Vintage glossy 8¼ x 10 photo of U.S. Marine Corps photo of the Mount Suribachi flag-raising, signed in fountain pen, ‘John H. Bradley, Ph. M 2/c, U.S.M.,’ ‘Ira H. Hayes, Pfc., U.S.M.C.,’ and ‘Rene A. Gagnon, Pfc., U.S.M.C.’ RR Auction image

– Diego Rivera original 1933 sketch from the Mexican artist: $6,055.

Doors-signed photos

Signed sketch by Mexican artist Diego Rivera (1886-1957) on a 3 by 5 ¼ card, dated ‘Detroit, Feb. 1, 1933.’ RR Auction image

– Sun Yat-sen rare matte-finish signed oval portrait of the Chinese leader: $20,660.


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