Tag Archive for: RR Auction

Poe’s signature from the 1864 letter, which sold for $154,958

Edgar Allan Poe letter to grieving writer friend earns $154K at RR

One-page Edgar Allan Poe letter, written in 1846 to Frederick William Thomas, $154,958

One-page Edgar Allan Poe letter, written in 1846 to Frederick William Thomas, $154,958

BOSTON – An Edgar Allan Poe letter in which he extends his condolences to a fellow writer sold for $154,958 at RR Auction on June 15.

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Handwritten 1899 four-page Nikola Tesla letter from Colorado, est, $50,000-$60,000

Tesla, Einstein letters spar for top-lot status at RR Auction, July 13

Handwritten 1899 four-page Nikola Tesla letter from Colorado, est, $50,000-$60,000

Handwritten 1899 four-page Nikola Tesla letter from Colorado, est, $50,000-$60,000

BOSTON – RR Auction‘s July Fine Autograph and Artifact sale boasts a wealth of remarkable historical material from the 18th century to the present day, including significant letters by Nikola Tesla, Albert Einstein and Marilyn Monroe. View the fully illustrated catalog on LiveAuctioneers.

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Apple-1 computer, est. $450,000-$500,000

Remarkable Rarities at RR headed by vintage Apple-1 computer, June 23

Apple-1 computer, est. $450,000-$500,000

Apple-1 computer, est. $450,000-$500,000

BOSTON – RR Auction‘s first-ever Summer Remarkable Rarities event, scheduled for Thursday, June 23, brings 50 unique historical autographs and artifacts to the bidding block. View the fully illustrated catalog on LiveAuctioneers.

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Title page hand-drawn by Bob Dylan for ‘Poems Without Titles,’ est. $10,000-$15,000

Young Bob Dylan’s handwritten poems showcased at RR Auction, May 19

Title page hand-drawn by Bob Dylan for ‘Poems Without Titles,’ est. $10,000-$15,000

Title page hand-drawn by Bob Dylan for ‘Poems Without Titles,’ est. $10,000-$15,000

BOSTON – RR Auction‘s May 19 Marvels of Modern Music sale is sure to be a hit. The auction is filled with incredible autographs and manuscripts, including an early original Bob Dylan poetry collection. The 16 pages of material, dubbed Poems Without Titles, were written by Dylan when he was a teenager, in 1959 and 1960, and will be offered in a series of individual lots. View the fully illustrated catalog on LiveAuctioneers.

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Baseball autographed in 2019 by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, $50,103

RR sale of Zelenskyy-signed baseball slams in $50K to support Ukraine

Baseball autographed in 2019 by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, $50,103

Baseball autographed in 2019 by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, $50,103. Images courtesy of RR Auction

BOSTON – An incredibly rare baseball signed by Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy sold for $50,103 at RR Auction on May 11.

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Handwritten fragment of a church cantata by Johann Sebastian Bach, est. $500,000-$750,000

Bach cantata fragment could achieve $750K at RR, May 11

Handwritten fragment of a church cantata by Johann Sebastian Bach, est. $500,000-$750,000

Handwritten fragment of a church cantata by Johann Sebastian Bach, est. $500,000-$750,000

BOSTON – RR Auction‘s May 11 Fine Autograph and Artifact sale comprises nearly 1,000 unique items, including a handwritten musical manuscript by Johann Sebastian Bach estimated at $500,000-$750,000. View the fully illustrated catalog on LiveAuctioneers.

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Saturn V launch vehicle digital computer memory module, $71,335

Saturn V launch vehicle computer lands at $71K at RR auction

Saturn V launch vehicle digital computer memory module, $71,335

Saturn V launch vehicle digital computer memory module, $71,335

BOSTON – A Saturn V launch vehicle digital computer memory module sold for $71,335 according to RR Auction.

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Four-page 1815 letter written by Ludwig von Beethoven, $251,240

Beethoven 4-page letter earns $251K at RR Auction

Four-page 1815 letter written by Ludwig von Beethoven, $251,240

Four-page 1815 letter written by Ludwig van Beethoven, $251,240

BOSTON – A handwritten letter by Ludwig van Beethoven sold for $251,240 at RR Auction on April 13. The four-page letter was rendered in German and dated September 24, 1815. Beethoven wrote it to his librettist, the court poet Friedrich Treitschke, asking him to help secure 200 gold ducats in payment for their planned opera Romulus und Remus. The letter read in part: “Many sacrifices I have willingly made and am making for the sake of my art.”

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Four-page 1815 letter written by Ludwig von Beethoven, est. $300,000-$500,000

Beethoven handwritten letter could earn $500K at RR Auction, April 13

Four-page 1815 letter written by Ludwig von Beethoven, est. $300,000-$500,000

Four-page 1815 letter written by Ludwig von Beethoven, est. $300,000-$500,000

BOSTON – RR Auction‘s April 13 Fine Autographs and Artifacts sale will be led by a four-page handwritten letter by Ludwig van Beethoven about a proposed composition. The letter by Beethoven to his librettist, the court poet Friedrich Treitschke, asks him to help secure two hundred gold ducats in payment for their planned opera Romulus und Remus. It emphasizes the “many sacrifices I have willingly made and am making for my art.” It carries an estimate of $300,000-$500,000. View the fully illustrated catalog on LiveAuctioneers.

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Original prototype of an Atari Home Pong video game system, $270,910

Pong video game prototype bounces to $270K at RR Auction

Original prototype of an Atari Home Pong video game system, $270,910

Original prototype of an Atari Home Pong video game system, $270,910

BOSTON – An original prototype of an Atari Home Pong video game system sold for $270,910 on March 17 at RR Auction. It originally came from the collection of Allan Alcorn, who revolutionized the video game industry in the 1970s as the creator of Pong, the first popular video arcade game.

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