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Detail of one of the 42 love letters Bob Dylan, then Bob Zimmerman, wrote to Barbara Ann Hewitt in the 1950s. Imagescourtesy of RR Auction and © the estate of Barbara Hewitt

Archive of Bob Dylan love letters to old flame earns $669K

Group of period Bob Dylan materials, including some of the 42 love letters that sold collectively for $669,875. The photographs were offered as separate lots. Image courtesy of RR Auction and © the estate of Barbara Hewitt

Group of period Bob Dylan materials, including some of the 42 love letters that sold collectively for $669,875. The photographs were offered as separate lots. Image courtesy of RR Auction and © the estate of Barbara Hewitt

BOSTON – An archive of 42 love letters written by Bob Dylan to a high school sweetheart, Barbara Ann Hewitt, sold for $669,875 at RR Auction on November 17. The Hewitt archive, in total, contains more than 150 pages of autograph material written between 1958 and 1959.

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Gold Omega Speedmaster Professional watch presented to astronaut Wally Schirra in 1969, $1.9 million

Astronaut’s gold Omega watch flies to $1.9M at RR Auction

Gold Omega Speedmaster Professional watch presented to astronaut Wally Schirra in 1969, $1.9 million

Gold Omega Speedmaster Professional watch presented to astronaut Wally Schirra in November 1969, $1.9 million

BOSTON – Astronaut Wally Schirra’s Omega Speedmaster Professional watch sold for $1,906,954 at RR Auction on October 20.

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Handwritten 1958 Steinbeck letter earns $32K at RR Auction

Two-page 1958 letter from author John Steinbeck to his 14-year-old son, Thomas, $32,426

Two-page 1958 letter from author John Steinbeck to his 14-year-old son, Thomas, $32,426

BOSTON – A letter handwritten by John Steinbeck in which he offers his wise, fatherly advice on matters of the heart sold for $32,426 at RR Auction on October 12.

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Wally Schirra’s 18K solid gold Omega Speedmaster Professional watch, estimated at $250,000-$350,000

Astronaut’s Omega Speedmaster could fly to $350K at RR Auction, Oct. 20

Wally Schirra’s 18K solid gold Omega Speedmaster Professional watch, estimated at $250,000-$350,000

Wally Schirra’s 18K solid gold Omega Speedmaster Professional watch, estimated at $250,000-$350,000

BOSTON – RR Auction‘s Fall Space and Aviation sale closes on Thursday, October 20. This high-flying auction features more than 800 items, ranging from the dawn of aviation to the commercial spaceflight of today. Lots include astronaut and cosmonaut autographs, hard-to-find vintage space models, early NASA hardware and literature, and more. View the fully illustrated catalog on LiveAuctioneers.

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Poe heads parade of literary luminaries at RR Auction, Oct. 12

Handwritten November 1836 letter by Edgar Allan Poe, estimated at $125,000-$150,000

Handwritten November 1836 letter by Edgar Allan Poe, estimated at $125,000-$150,000

BOSTON – RR Auction‘s October Fine Autographs and Artifacts sale boasts a wealth of important literary letters and rarities. View the fully illustrated catalog on LiveAuctioneers.

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1982 Time magazine cover signed by Steve Jobs, $35,255

Steve Jobs-signed items sweep the day at RR Auction

 1982 Time magazine cover signed by Steve Jobs, $35,255


1982 Time magazine cover signed by Steve Jobs, $35,255

BOSTON — RR Auction‘s inaugural PSA Encapsulated Auction, which took place on September 22, realized a total of $823,819. The sale brought nearly 700 plastic-encased items to the auction block, ranging from straightforward signatures to iconic photographs to content-rich letters and documents. Every item in the sale was encapsulated by PSA, the largest third-party authentication company in the world.

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Candid 1994 photo of Elon Musk, taken during his senior year at the University of Pennsylvania, $9,375

Elon Musk mementos from college girlfriend total $165K at RR Auction

Candid 1994 photo of Elon Musk, taken during his senior year at the University of Pennsylvania, $9,375

Candid 1994 photo of Elon Musk, taken during his senior year at the University of Pennsylvania, $9,375

BOSTON – A collection of never-before-seen Elon Musk photos and memorabilia from his college girlfriend, Jennifer Gwynne, sold for a combined total of $165,265 at RR Auction on September 14.

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Signed matte-finish photo of Marilyn Monroe, estimated at $20,000-$25,000

RR Auction launches PSA Encapsulated series Sept. 22

Signed matte-finish photo of Marilyn Monroe, estimated at $20,000-$25,000

Signed matte-finish photo of Marilyn Monroe, estimated at $20,000-$25,000

BOSTON — RR Auction‘s inaugural PSA Encapsulated Auction, taking place on Thursday, September 22, brings a treasure trove of nearly 700 items to the auction block — a diverse assortment of material ranging from straightforward signatures to iconic photographs to intriguing etters and documents. View the fully illustrated catalog on LiveAuctioneers.

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Titans of music and horror films await at RR Auction, Sept. 14

 

Signed musical quotation by Frederic Chopin, est. $100,000-$150,000

Signed musical quotation by Frederic Chopin, est. $100,000-$150,000

BOSTON – RR Auction‘s September Fine Autographs and Artifacts sale boasts more than 900 items, with a special focus on Hollywood, classical music and icons of history. View the fully illustrated catalog on LiveAuctioneers.

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Steve Jobs’s Apple-1 computer prototype, $677,196

Steve Jobs’s Apple-1 computer prototype earns $677K at RR Auction

 

Steve Jobs’s Apple-1 computer prototype, $677,196

Steve Jobs’s Apple-1 computer prototype, $677,196

BOSTON — Steve Jobs’s Apple-1 computer prototype sold for $677,196 at RR Auction on August 18.

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