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Marilyn Monroe-signed 1962 JFK birthday celebration program sells for $29K

Original program for President Kennedy’s 1962 birthday celebration at Madison Square Garden, signed by Marilyn Monroe and other attendees, which sold for $29,232

Original program for President Kennedy’s 1962 birthday celebration at Madison Square Garden, signed by Marilyn Monroe and other attendees, which sold for $29,232

BOSTON – An original program for President John F. Kennedy’s famous birthday celebration held at Madison Square Garden sold for $29,232 on June 16, according to RR Auction.

The two-page program for the May 19, 1962 event, titled Happy Birthday, Mr. President, was signed on the cover by Marilyn Monroe along with a dozen other autographs from celebrities in attendance.

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F. Scott Fitzgerald signed book, The Beautiful and Damned, estimated at $35,000-$40,000

Literary lions promise roaring success at RR Auction June 16

F. Scott Fitzgerald signed book, The Beautiful and Damned, estimated at $35,000-$40,000

F. Scott Fitzgerald signed book, ‘The Beautiful and Damned,’ estimated at $35,000-$40,000

BOSTON – RR Auction‘s June Fine Autographs and Artifacts sale brings almost 900 lots to the auction block, featuring robust art and literature sections with online bidding  through June 16. View the fully illustrated catalog on LiveAuctioneers.

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Albert Einstein pictured alongside the letter containing his famous equation, which sold for $1.2 million

Einstein letter commands $1.2M at RR Auction

Albert Einstein pictured alongside the letter containing his famous equation, which sold for $1.2 million

Albert Einstein pictured alongside the letter containing his famous equation, which sold for $1.2 million

BOSTON – A letter in which Albert Einstein writes out his famous equation, “E = mc2,”–the only known example in private hands–sold for $1,243,707 during RR Auction’s May 13-May 20 sale.

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Image of the 1946 letter in which Einstein handwrites the famous equation E = mc2, estimated at $400,000-$600,000

Handwritten Einstein letter with famous equation could sell for $600K at RR

Image of the 1946 letter in which Einstein handwrites the famous equation E = mc2, estimated at $400,000-$600,000

Image of the single-page 1946 letter in which Einstein handwrites the famous equation E = mc2, estimated at $400,000-$600,000

BOSTON – RR Auction is proud to present the Einstein Archives of Ludwik Silberstein—a remarkable collection of correspondence focused on the theory of relativity. The sale is highlighted by a letter in which Einstein writes his famous equation, E = mc2, the only known example in private hands. The short 1946 letter carries an estimate of $400,000-$600,000. The auction will conclude May 20. View the fully illustrated catalog on LiveAuctioneers.

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Codebreakers: RR Auction to offer working Enigma machine, May 12

Functional three-rotor Enigma machine, estimated at $250,000-$300,000

Functional three-rotor Enigma machine, estimated at $250,000-$300,000

BOSTON – RR Auction‘s May Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction, boasting nearly 900 items across numerous genres, is highlighted by a functional three-rotor Enigma machine, estimated at $250,000-$300,000. The auction opened on April 23 and will end on May 12. View the full online catalog at LiveAuctioneers.

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for $91,451.

Neil Armstrong photo takes giant leap to $91K at RR Auction

A Neil Armstrong-signed photo showing the astronaut about to set foot on the lunar surface sold for $91,451.

A Neil Armstrong-signed photo showing the astronaut about to set foot on the lunar surface sold for $91,451.

BOSTON — A Neil Armstrong-signed photograph depicting him taking mankind’s “giant leap” sold for $91,451 at RR Auction during its April 15-22 Space Exploration and Aviation sale. The glossy 10 x 8in photo of Neil Armstrong just before setting foot on the lunar surface is signed “Neil Armstrong, Apollo 11.”

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Tether that secured astronaut Jim Irwin during a historic Apollo 15 spacewalk, estimated at $30,000-plus

Astronaut Al Worden’s collection to lift off Apr 22 at RR Auction

Tether that secured astronaut Jim Irwin during a historic Apollo 15 spacewalk, estimated at $30,000-plus

Tether that secured astronaut Jim Irwin during a historic Apollo 15 spacewalk, estimated at $30,000-plus

BOSTON – RR Auction‘s spring Space and Aviation sale brings more than 700 items to the auction block from April 15 – April 22. The online auction is headlined by Apollo 15 Command Module Pilot (CMP) Al Worden’s collection, filled with flown items, personal mementos, and autographs. View the full catalog online at LiveAuctioneers.

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Postcard from Titanic’s radio operator headed to auction

A March 1912 postcard from the Titanic’s senior radio operator, with a Belfast postmark, estimated at $15,000-plus

A March 1912 postcard from the Titanic’s senior radio operator, with a Belfast postmark, estimated at $15,000-plus

BOSTON (AP) – A postcard written by the Titanic‘s senior radio operator just weeks before the ocean liner sank in the North Atlantic in 1912 has been put up for auction. The card, with a glossy image of the ill-fated ship on the front, was written by Jack Phillips to his sister, Elsie Phillips, in March 1912 while awaiting the ship’s first sea trials, according to RR Auction in Boston.

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JFK, Geo. Washington, Stephen Hawking lead RR Auction’s April 14 sale

John F. Kennedy-signed ‘History of Ireland' book set, estimated at $35,000-plus

John F. Kennedy-signed ‘History of Ireland’ book set, estimated at $35,000-plus

BOSTON–R.R. Auction‘s April Fine Autographs and Artifacts sale features something for every collector, with more than 800 items available for bidding online through April 14. View the fully illustrated catalog on LiveAuctioneers.

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New York Yankees captain Roger Peckinpaugh collection nets $167K at RR Auction

Roger Peckinpaugh's game-used New York Yankees road uniform from the 1918 season, $44,569.

Roger Peckinpaugh’s game-used New York Yankees road uniform from the 1918 season, $44,569.

BOSTON — The collection of early Yankees captain and one-time American League MVP Roger Peckinpaugh sold for a combined total of $167,548, according to Boston-Based RR Auction. Absentee and online bidding was provided by LiveAuctioneers. All prices include buyer’s premium. Read more