Billie Holiday, Original, Rare, Vintage Publicity Photograph, SIGNED By Billie Holiday [SOLD]
Billie Holiday, Original, Rare, Vintage Publicity Photograph, SIGNED By Billie Holiday  [SOLD]
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Billie Holiday (1915-1959), SIGNED, Original, Glossy, 8" by 10", B & W, Associated Booking Corp. Publicity Photograph, boldly inscribed, "For Dr. T, Stay Happy Always, Billie Holiday". A fine example of the iconic jazz singer's autograph signed to a beautiful 8" by 10" photo portrait. Holiday's autograph is very uncommon in any form, but signed photographs are extremely scarce and highly sought after by collectors. Near fine, random light surface dings with a small small circular impression to bottom right; light edge wear and touch of soil to top right margin, verso is unmarked with mild age toning; the large inscription (3.5" by 3") in red ink is fine without loss or fading. This piece would make an excellent addition to any jazz collection, in this the 100th Anniversary of Billie's birth. From a group of fourteen original jazz photographs, each signed and inscribed to a Burlington, New Jersey, physician and jazz fan ("Dr T") who acquired the autographs in person during the 1950's at various clubs in New York and Philadelphia. With a COA from noted music authenticator Roger Epperson, our own letter of authenticity without time limit, and a copy of the detailed letter of provenance acquired with the photographs from the previous owner, a family member who inherited the photographs from the collector's estate. Rare signed jazz ephemera with excellent provenance. J2142

Billie Holiday, Original, Rare, Vintage Publicity Photograph, SIGNED By Billie Holiday  [SOLD]
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Billie Holiday, Original, Rare, Vintage Publicity Photograph, SIGNED By Billie Holiday  [SOLD]
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Billie Holiday, Original, Rare, Vintage Publicity Photograph, SIGNED By Billie Holiday  [SOLD]
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