From Colonial to Space Age at R&R April

AMHERST, N.H. – Tastes ran from the funny pages to Ben Franklin at R&R’s April auction, which concluded on April 16.

Collectors of original artwork from Charles Schulz’s Peanuts continued paying top dollar in pursuit of a 1971 strip featuring a session at Lucy’s psychiatric booth. A final result of $27,738 made it the top item in the auction, which featured more than 1,500 lots.

A flown American flag from the Apollo 11 mission, affixed to its original presentation signed by all three crew members, which sold for $21,345, showed that space memorabilia continues to be strong.
America’s chief executives proved their continued relevance once again with impressive results like a discharge for a Revolutionary War veteran signed by Washington, $14,988; a John Adams appointment for a naval surgeon’s mate, $7,853; an early legal brief signed twice by Lincoln, $7,145; and an 1809 military commission signed by Jefferson, $7,139.

The Beatles memorabilia market continues to show strength with a program from their 1964 U.S. tour signed by all four, $20,551; a 1976 business check signed by Lennon and McCartney, $8,638; and a check signed by Lennon in the year he gained permanent American residency, $2,670.

All prices above include buyer’s premium. R&R Enterprises’ next auction ends on May 14. Bids are accepted online or via telephone, fax, or e-mail.

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