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Just Acquired: The Roger Gross Collection of Autographs! January 15 2015

The Roger Gross Autograph Collection

We are glad to announce the acquisition of the Roger Gross collection, one of the largest music autograph collections in the world.

Roger Gross, who passed away in January 2013, was both a  very dedicated collector and opera fan and a highly respected music autograph dealer and antiquarian. Reflecting his deep passion for music, Roger provided material to many famous institutions and collectors around the entire world. As a dealer, he unquestionably had the largest inventory of opera and classical music autographs in the world and was extremely knowledgeable about opera history and singers world-wide, and a true expert in music autographs.

Roger´s work as a music antiquarian will certainly be remembered for a long time and has inspired many others - including us - in the art of collecting and dealing with quality music autographs.

Totaling over 50,000 items, our acquisition includes both his amazing personal collection as well as his not less incredible, vast inventory. Most items are autographs of singers, composers, conductors, pianists, violinists and ballet dancers. There is also a smaller lot of Cuban music and composers, vintage prints and playbills, posters both signed and unsigned and more.

Collection is, for the most part, well-organized into labeled folders, and also includes some jazz-related material, and some framed material, such as this unbelievable Puccini autograph shown in the picture.

Needless to say, this is an immense challenge for any dealer to browse, curate and verify, organize, scan, catalog, list and last, sell and ship, but we love music and what we do, and we are not easily intimidated by challenges.

As you might well imagine, there are many true jewels in the collection and inventory, and you will be seeing them at in the coming years. Stay tuned!

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