A rare Heath Ledger signed photo sold for $10,236, according to Boston-based RR Auction
The color satin-finish photograph of Ledger in his Oscar-winning role as the Joker in the 2008 film The Dark Knight, is signed and inscribed, "To Daniel, Big smile! Heath."
Ledger succumbed to accidental intoxication from prescription drugs on January 22, 2008, a few months after he had finished filming his performance as the Joker in The Dark Knight. The film was in its editing phase at the time of Ledger's death, and was released in the United States on July 18, 2008. Ledger received numerous posthumous nominations and awards for the Dark Knight, including an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and a Golden Globe for the same category.
"Photos signed by Ledger as the Joker are incredibly rare and highly sought-after by cinephiles and comic book enthusiasts alike," said Bobby Livingston, Executive VP at RR Auction.
Highlights from the sale include, but are not limited by:
Sun Yat-sen handwritten letter signed by the founding father and first president of the Republic of China sold for $112,542.
Francis Marion battlefield message from the Revolutionary War's 'Swamp Fox' sold for $30,198.
John Lennon sketch 'Lady Flying on a Wire' sold for $19,133.
Mohandas Gandhi signed anti-untouchability campaign letter sold for $17,045.
Albert Einstein inscribed portrait sold for $11,136.
Raoul Wallenberg signed Schutz-Pass related document sold for $11,251.
The Fine Autographs and Artifacts from RR Auction began on April 17 and concluded on May 13 at 7:00 PM ET.