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Rudolph Valentino Autograph 7″ x 9.5″ Photo Sells for $3,372 at NateDSanders.com Auctions

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Rudolph Valentino autograph

A Rudolph Valentino autograph, unfortunately, appears to be losing value.  The shame of it is that the collectors of the 1970’s and 1980’s who collected a Rudolph Valentino autograph, a Greta Garbo autograph or a Jean Harlow autograph are no longer with us.  The teenagers who lusted after Valentino are also way gone.  Today’s audience doesn’t know about Rudolph Valentino’s legendary status because it is not marketed on the Internet and it is not on the television.  However, there are still some die-hard movie and autograph collectors out there who do collect Rudolph Valentino autograph items, because a signed photo can still set you back around $2,000.  But beware, there are a lot of Rudolph Valentino stamped signatures being sold as an authentic Rudolph Valentino autograph, so make sure you do your research or check with an expert before laying out your $2,000.

Here are some of the Rudolph Valentino signed photos and Rudolph Valentino autograph items that we at NateDSanders.com Auctions have sold:

Rudolph Valentino Autograph on a Photo

Rudolph Valentino autograph on his photograph. Gelatin silver matte borderless double-weight 7.25″ x 9.5″ print of Rudolph Valentino by Arthur Rice. The handsome actor is shown wearing Argentine traditional dress in his role as “Julio Desnoyers” in the film “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse,” (Metro, 1921). The photograph is signed with sentiment in black fountain ink at the lower right corner, “To Jimmy, with best wishes, R. Valentino, 1921.” Additionally signed “Rice” in black ink by the photographer. Tiny chip at upper edge, else fine.  Sold for $3,372.

Rudolph Valentino Autograph

Rudolph Valentino Autograph Photo

Rudolph Valentino Signed Photo With His Real Name “Rodolfo Guglielmi” — Shows Valentino as a Young Boy

Endearing photo of Rudolph Valentino signed by the future heartthrob when he was only fifteen. Valentino inscribes the verso to his childhood friend Bruno Pozzan, “To my dear Bruno / as an indissoluble sign / of our friendship. / Rodolfo Guglielmi / Taranto, 27 January 1910″. Matte photo measures 2.125″ x 3”. Some abrasion to verso, not affecting writing, otherwise near fine condition. Sold for $2,143.

Rudolph Valentino Autograph

Rudolph Valentino Autograph Photo. Click to enlarge.

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Rudolph Valentino Autograph on His Photo — Scarce Signed Item by the Film Star Who Died at Age 31

Intimate portrait photograph of Rudolph Valentino signed in green fountain pen, “To Louis Mountain / with best wishes / R. Valentino”. Matte-finish photo measures 5″ x 7″. In near fine condition, with some rippling and tiny cut to lower edge and the inscription somewhat light from irregular ink flow. The signature itself is clear and bold. A very rare signed item from the 1920’s screen icon.  Sold for $1,920.

Rudolph Valentino Autograph

Rudolph Valentino Autograph Photo. Click to enlarge.

Rudolph Valentino Autograph Letter Signed ”Rodolfo” From 1910 — ”…Now I’m at home, sick with a disease that I caught from streetwalkers…”

Rudolph Valentino autograph letter signed ”Rodolfo” as a young 15-year old but old enough, he confesses, to have acquired a ”a disease that I caught from streetwalkers”. Valentino writes to his childhood friend Bruno Pozzan from his home in Taranto, Italy on 22 June 1910 during a reprieve from his studies. Lengthy three-page letter in Italian translates in part, ”My dear Bruno…I’m getting ready for Venice, and I’ll go there in September of next year to take my exam, and so if you’re there for your vacation, I hope that we can see each other. / What have you been doing — Did you pass? What about Lello, Ugo, Orlando and Memeo — did they pass? Will you all go home? Will Riccardo go back to Barletta? Be sure to tell everybody to give me their addresses, so I can write to them during vacation; mine is, as always, Via Massari No. 12. / You and the others probably thought that I’d forgotten you after I left the school, but you can be sure that I’ll never forget you, and that I’ll never break the bonds of fraternal affection that we formed at school. / Now I’m at home, sick with a disease that I caught from streetwalkers, and I’m suffering so much that I don’t want to continue the kind of idle and useless life that I’ve led up till now. / What is Rivolta doing; is he still in school? Let me know who’s gone away. The Poet – what’s he been doing? Is he still so proud of his own ignorance? / When you write, tell me how life is in school, and what the Poet has been doing from the time I left until now, and send me the addresses…Have you seen Wezelka? How is he? Is he still the custodian of the Insane Asylum? / Excuse the handwriting, but with being sick and with a bad stiff neck besides, I can’t write very well…your affectionate friend / Rodolfo”. Letter on card-style, bifolium stationery measures 8.75” x 7” unfolded. Mounting remnant to corner of blank page, overall very good plus condition. Sold for $1,875.

Rudolph Valentino Autograph

Rudolph Valentino Autograph Letter Signed. Click to enlarge.

Rudolph Valentino Autograph Letter Twice-Signed From Agricultural School, Including With His Surname Rodolfo Guglielmi — “…how much considerable satisfaction…floriculture, gives…”

Charming and articulate autograph letter twice-signed by Rudolph Valentino as a young 15-year old in agricultural school in S. Ilario, Italy. Valentino writes to his childhood friend Bruno Pozzan – signing the letter both “Rodolfo” and with his surname “Rodolfo Guglielmi”, showing an eagerness to learn agriculture, his chosen profession in Italy before moving to Hollywood. Lengthy six-page letter is dated 11 February 1911, with envelope hand-addressed by Valentino included. In Italian, letter translates in part, “…This Christmas, though, being in Turin, where I spent my vacation, I had the great pleasure of running into your brother Maulio, and asking him for news about you, learned that you were still in Perugia…Tell me what courses you have taken at the Institute and how things are going in the collegio where the students board and in school. Is Prof. Simoncini still the headmaster? How is he; is he married?…Please give my regards to all my old superiors and teachers…And the famous poet, what ugliness is he up to? (I do not say ‘good’ because he is not capable of doing anything good.)…This year I am in the Third Course, and this coming October I will graduate…You know, having finished this course easily, I will go to Reggio Emilia to the Royal School of Husbandry…I am going to Genoa, which is very close by, to learn English and Spanish at the Berliz School, and I go there 4 times a week. You can see my life is passing well here, in part because we are always in the open air of the fields; in part because we alternate work of this sort with study; in part because we have superiors who treat us like their sons, something that they certainly did not do in Perugia, whose little jail I will never forget! Here discipline does not take as its object physical punishment and windowless rooms (taking away our view) like there; but instead its purpose is to address the morals of the youths…and I assure you that it is much more persuasive than all the solitary confinement and all the windowless rooms and the ‘no wine or fruit’ in the world. Tell me if you are often sent to the jail or the room? Don’t be ashamed to tell someone who is a veteran of this punishment – many times unjustly. But, it is better to think of a good present than a painful past. Speaking to you frankly, I am very pleased to have chosen this career that promises a happy future. If you only knew how much considerable satisfaction agriculture, and especially floriculture, gives when one understands it well and has passion for this profession. However I see, my dear Bruno, that I have bored you with my chitchat, and so it seems this letter is long enough. I forgot to tell you also that letters arrive here opened and read by the superiors…a thousand hearty handshakes from your ever dear friend, Rodolfo…Rodolfo Guglielmi…” Six pages on three sheets, each measuring 4.25″ x 7″. Toning and partial separation along horizontal folds, else near fine condition, with neat legible handwriting by Valentino. Sold for $1,718.

Rudolph Valentino Autograph

Rudolph Valentino Autograph Letter. Click to enlarge.

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Rudolph Valentino Autograph Postcard Twice-Signed From Italy, Including With His Surname Rodolfo Guglielmi — “…in October I’ll take my final exams…”

Rudolph Valentino autograph letter twice-signed with his real name, “Rodolfo” and again, “Rodolfo Guglielmi”. Valentino writes on 17 July 1912 as a 17-year old in agricultural school in S. Ilario, Italy to his childhood friend Bruno Pozzan. In Italian, postcard translates in full, “Dear Bruno, I sent a postcard to you at school, but I suppose that you’re on vacation in Carmignano. On the 27th I’m going to Milano for my vacation. Then in October I’ll take my final exams, and I’ll come and visit you all in Perugia. Do you know Rivolta’s address in Milan? Send it to me if you have it. When you write to Manlio, send him my best regards. Lots of affectionate good wishes from your friend / Rodolfo / My address in Milan is: Rodolfo Guglielmi / c/o Central Post Office Milano”. Underneath a girl by the name of Pina writes, “Warmest regards”. Verso of 3.5″ x 5.5″ postcard shows a large plant in S. Ilario, likely Valentino’s agricultural school. Some abrasion to corner of postcard, on photo side, and light wear. Overall very good condition with neat, legible handwriting by Valentino. Sold for $1,186.

Rudolph Valentino Autograph

Rudolph Valentino Autograph Postcard. Click to enlarge.

Rudolph Valentino Autograph on His Photo — Early Signature From 1919

Rudolph Valentino autograph on his photo and inscribed in Italian. Black and white bust portrait of a pensive-looking Valentino is inscribed to one Murriell and signed, ”Rodolfo / 1919”. Matte photo bears the stamp of Hoover Art Co. of Los Angeles. Measures 7.5” x 9.25”, mounted to heavier board. Trimming to edges, very light silvering and a discreet tear to the left edge, else near fine.  Sold for $1,831.

Rudolph Valentino Autograph

Rudolph Valentino Autograph Photo. Click to enlarge.

Rudolph Valentino Signed Photo — ”To our dear Golden Girl”

Rudolph Valentino rare signed photo, from the early 1920s. Valentino inscribes the photo, ”To our dear Golden Girl / Rudy and” to which his second wife adds her name ”Natacha”. The photo shows Valentino and Natacha Rambova with their dogs. Matte photo measures 7.25” x 9.25”. Nicely backed to linen, with a horizontal tear professionally repaired and made unobtrusive. Very good condition. Sold for $1,563.

Rudolph Valentino autograph

Rudolph Valentino Autograph Photo. Click to enlarge.

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Rudolph Valentino Signed Photo

Rudolph Valentino signed photo, elegantly inscribed in blue fountain pen, ”To Mrs. Pirie / Sincerely / Rudolph Valentino”. Matte-finish photo measures 6.5” x 8.5”. A new nicks to margins, overall in very good condition with a bold signature. Sold for $1,250.

Rudolph Valentino Autograph

Rudolph Valentino Autograph Photo. Click to enlarge.

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