Other Miscellaneous Items (over $500)

  • (Item #: H4564-J10)
    Wonderful album from France, 1880s, with pages containing 44 original albumen prints of nude female models, all mounted on the pages.  Each page is 8.3 x 10 inches, rust stains on pages, mostly not on photos, blue hardcovers, all tied up with a black cloth thread, in overall very good condition. See photos.
    Wonderful album from France, 1880s, with pages containing 44 original albumen prints of nude female models, all mounted on the... read more >
    Wonderful album from France, 1880s, with pages containing 44 original albumen prints of nude female models, all mounted on the pages.  Each page is 8.3 x 10 inches, rust stains on pages, mostly not on photos, blue hardcovers, all tied up with a black cloth thread, in overall very good condition. See photos.
    Wonderful album from France, 1880s, with pages containing...

    $1,725.00 USD

    (Item #: H4564-J10)
    Wonderful album from France, 1880s, with pages containing 44 original albumen prints of nude female models, all mounted on the pages.  Each page is 8.3 x 10 inches, rust stains on pages, mostly not on photos, blue hardcovers, all tied up with a black cloth thread, in overall very good condition. See photos.
    Wonderful album from France, 1880s, with pages containing 44 original albumen prints of nude female models, all mounted on the... read more >
    Wonderful album from France, 1880s, with pages containing 44 original albumen prints of nude female models, all mounted on the pages.  Each page is 8.3 x 10 inches, rust stains on pages, mostly not on photos, blue hardcovers, all tied up with a black cloth thread, in overall very good condition. See photos.
  • (Item #: GA1436-GX261A)
    Russian-born opera and ballet stage designer and painter (1899-1972), associated to the Metropolitan Opera of New York for some productions.  Set of 10 original costume designs for a production of Otello at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, 1962, in ink on light cardboard paper, each one being 7 x 9.75 inches in size. In an original envelope from the Met Opera, all in excellent condition, see scans. 
    Russian-born opera and ballet stage designer and painter (1899-1972), associated to the Metropolitan Opera of New York for some productions. ... read more >
    Russian-born opera and ballet stage designer and painter (1899-1972), associated to the Metropolitan Opera of New York for some productions.  Set of 10 original costume designs for a production of Otello at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, 1962, in ink on light cardboard paper, each one being 7 x 9.75 inches in size. In an original envelope from the Met Opera, all in excellent condition, see scans. 
    Russian-born opera and ballet stage designer and painter...

    $1,100.00 USD

    (Item #: GA1436-GX261A)
    Russian-born opera and ballet stage designer and painter (1899-1972), associated to the Metropolitan Opera of New York for some productions.  Set of 10 original costume designs for a production of Otello at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, 1962, in ink on light cardboard paper, each one being 7 x 9.75 inches in size. In an original envelope from the Met Opera, all in excellent condition, see scans. 
    Russian-born opera and ballet stage designer and painter (1899-1972), associated to the Metropolitan Opera of New York for some productions. ... read more >
    Russian-born opera and ballet stage designer and painter (1899-1972), associated to the Metropolitan Opera of New York for some productions.  Set of 10 original costume designs for a production of Otello at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, 1962, in ink on light cardboard paper, each one being 7 x 9.75 inches in size. In an original envelope from the Met Opera, all in excellent condition, see scans. 
  • (Item #: H0153-G9)
    Wooden Fan, hand signed by multiple artists between 1893 and 1907. Fan belonged to German mezzo-soprano/contralto Therese Rothauser (1865-1943), a famous interpreter of Mozart and a leading performer in Leipzig and Berlin.  Rothauser, who was jewish, tragically perished in 1943 during the holocaust while being captive in Theresiendstadt concentration camp.  Fan is full of signatures on both sides (we counted a total of 60), from artists, mostly singers but also some composers, conductors and actors.  Names include some famous artists, such as Enrico Caruso (who signed twice), Fedor Chaliapin, Victor Maurel, Siegfried Wagner (Richard Wagner´s son), Rosa Sucher, Franz Betz, Theodor Reichmann, Francesco D´Andrade, Karl Muck, Eugene D´Albert, Arturo Vigna and others.  Full list: SIDE A - 29 signatures, from top to bottom: mezzo-soprano Therese Rothauser (the fan owner), soprano Thila Plaichinger, actress Maria Popischil, unidentified artist, actor Ferdinand Suske, baritone Theodor Reichmann, soprano Ida Hiedler, bass Vittorio Arimondi, actor Oscar Sauer, actor Ludwig Barnay, baritone Francesco D´Andrade, 2 unidentified artist signatures, soprano Aino Ackté, composer and pianist Eugen D´Albert, composer, manager and conductor Siegfried Wagner (son of Richard Wagner), conductor Arturo Vigna, baritone Otto Schelper, 2 unidentified artist signatures, actor Max Pohl, actor Georg Engels, soprano Emilie Herzog, actor Josef Kainz, 2 unidentified artist signatures, actress Teresina Sommerstorff, actor Otto Sommerstorff, conductor Karl Muck.  SIDE B - 31 signatures, from top to bottom: unidentified artist, actress Marie Kahle Kessler, unidentified artist, soprano Virginia Guerrini, actor Richard Kahle (husband of Marie Kessler), soprano Anna Schramm, bass Fedor Chaliapin, actress Amanda Lindner, unidentified artist, actor Josef Nesper, actor Wilhelm Arndt, 3 unidentified artist signatures, baritone George Baklanoff, baritone Victor Maurel, soprano Maria de Macchi, actor/director Adolf Klein, star tenor Enrico Caruso, 2 unidentified artist signatures, soprano Rosa Sucher, soprano Elisabeth Leisinger, actor Adalbert Matkowsky, star tenor Enrico Caruso (2nd signature), tenor Emil Götze, composer Joseph Sucher, unidentified artist, bass-baritone Franz Betz and star soprano Lilli Lehmann. Fan spans 26.75 x 14.5 inches when fully open, each wooden blade is 13.5 inches long, is in excellent condition. This is a truly fantastic, quite unique historical item, in excellent condition. See photographs of both sides, each in both horizontal and vertical position.  
    Wooden Fan, hand signed by multiple artists between 1893 and 1907. Fan belonged to German mezzo-soprano/contralto Therese Rothauser (1865-1943), a... read more >
    Wooden Fan, hand signed by multiple artists between 1893 and 1907. Fan belonged to German mezzo-soprano/contralto Therese Rothauser (1865-1943), a famous interpreter of Mozart and a leading performer in Leipzig and Berlin.  Rothauser, who was jewish, tragically perished in 1943 during the holocaust while being captive in Theresiendstadt concentration camp.  Fan is full of signatures on both sides (we counted a total of 60), from artists, mostly singers but also some composers, conductors and actors.  Names include some famous artists, such as Enrico Caruso (who signed twice), Fedor Chaliapin, Victor Maurel, Siegfried Wagner (Richard Wagner´s son), Rosa Sucher, Franz Betz, Theodor Reichmann, Francesco D´Andrade, Karl Muck, Eugene D´Albert, Arturo Vigna and others.  Full list: SIDE A - 29 signatures, from top to bottom: mezzo-soprano Therese Rothauser (the fan owner), soprano Thila Plaichinger, actress Maria Popischil, unidentified artist, actor Ferdinand Suske, baritone Theodor Reichmann, soprano Ida Hiedler, bass Vittorio Arimondi, actor Oscar Sauer, actor Ludwig Barnay, baritone Francesco D´Andrade, 2 unidentified artist signatures, soprano Aino Ackté, composer and pianist Eugen D´Albert, composer, manager and conductor Siegfried Wagner (son of Richard Wagner), conductor Arturo Vigna, baritone Otto Schelper, 2 unidentified artist signatures, actor Max Pohl, actor Georg Engels, soprano Emilie Herzog, actor Josef Kainz, 2 unidentified artist signatures, actress Teresina Sommerstorff, actor Otto Sommerstorff, conductor Karl Muck.  SIDE B - 31 signatures, from top to bottom: unidentified artist, actress Marie Kahle Kessler, unidentified artist, soprano Virginia Guerrini, actor Richard Kahle (husband of Marie Kessler), soprano Anna Schramm, bass Fedor Chaliapin, actress Amanda Lindner, unidentified artist, actor Josef Nesper, actor Wilhelm Arndt, 3 unidentified artist signatures, baritone George Baklanoff, baritone Victor Maurel, soprano Maria de Macchi, actor/director Adolf Klein, star tenor Enrico Caruso, 2 unidentified artist signatures, soprano Rosa Sucher, soprano Elisabeth Leisinger, actor Adalbert Matkowsky, star tenor Enrico Caruso (2nd signature), tenor Emil Götze, composer Joseph Sucher, unidentified artist, bass-baritone Franz Betz and star soprano Lilli Lehmann. Fan spans 26.75 x 14.5 inches when fully open, each wooden blade is 13.5 inches long, is in excellent condition. This is a truly fantastic, quite unique historical item, in excellent condition. See photographs of both sides, each in both horizontal and vertical position.  
    Wooden Fan, hand signed by multiple artists between...

    $2,495.00 USD

    (Item #: H0153-G9)
    Wooden Fan, hand signed by multiple artists between 1893 and 1907. Fan belonged to German mezzo-soprano/contralto Therese Rothauser (1865-1943), a famous interpreter of Mozart and a leading performer in Leipzig and Berlin.  Rothauser, who was jewish, tragically perished in 1943 during the holocaust while being captive in Theresiendstadt concentration camp.  Fan is full of signatures on both sides (we counted a total of 60), from artists, mostly singers but also some composers, conductors and actors.  Names include some famous artists, such as Enrico Caruso (who signed twice), Fedor Chaliapin, Victor Maurel, Siegfried Wagner (Richard Wagner´s son), Rosa Sucher, Franz Betz, Theodor Reichmann, Francesco D´Andrade, Karl Muck, Eugene D´Albert, Arturo Vigna and others.  Full list: SIDE A - 29 signatures, from top to bottom: mezzo-soprano Therese Rothauser (the fan owner), soprano Thila Plaichinger, actress Maria Popischil, unidentified artist, actor Ferdinand Suske, baritone Theodor Reichmann, soprano Ida Hiedler, bass Vittorio Arimondi, actor Oscar Sauer, actor Ludwig Barnay, baritone Francesco D´Andrade, 2 unidentified artist signatures, soprano Aino Ackté, composer and pianist Eugen D´Albert, composer, manager and conductor Siegfried Wagner (son of Richard Wagner), conductor Arturo Vigna, baritone Otto Schelper, 2 unidentified artist signatures, actor Max Pohl, actor Georg Engels, soprano Emilie Herzog, actor Josef Kainz, 2 unidentified artist signatures, actress Teresina Sommerstorff, actor Otto Sommerstorff, conductor Karl Muck.  SIDE B - 31 signatures, from top to bottom: unidentified artist, actress Marie Kahle Kessler, unidentified artist, soprano Virginia Guerrini, actor Richard Kahle (husband of Marie Kessler), soprano Anna Schramm, bass Fedor Chaliapin, actress Amanda Lindner, unidentified artist, actor Josef Nesper, actor Wilhelm Arndt, 3 unidentified artist signatures, baritone George Baklanoff, baritone Victor Maurel, soprano Maria de Macchi, actor/director Adolf Klein, star tenor Enrico Caruso, 2 unidentified artist signatures, soprano Rosa Sucher, soprano Elisabeth Leisinger, actor Adalbert Matkowsky, star tenor Enrico Caruso (2nd signature), tenor Emil Götze, composer Joseph Sucher, unidentified artist, bass-baritone Franz Betz and star soprano Lilli Lehmann. Fan spans 26.75 x 14.5 inches when fully open, each wooden blade is 13.5 inches long, is in excellent condition. This is a truly fantastic, quite unique historical item, in excellent condition. See photographs of both sides, each in both horizontal and vertical position.  
    Wooden Fan, hand signed by multiple artists between 1893 and 1907. Fan belonged to German mezzo-soprano/contralto Therese Rothauser (1865-1943), a... read more >
    Wooden Fan, hand signed by multiple artists between 1893 and 1907. Fan belonged to German mezzo-soprano/contralto Therese Rothauser (1865-1943), a famous interpreter of Mozart and a leading performer in Leipzig and Berlin.  Rothauser, who was jewish, tragically perished in 1943 during the holocaust while being captive in Theresiendstadt concentration camp.  Fan is full of signatures on both sides (we counted a total of 60), from artists, mostly singers but also some composers, conductors and actors.  Names include some famous artists, such as Enrico Caruso (who signed twice), Fedor Chaliapin, Victor Maurel, Siegfried Wagner (Richard Wagner´s son), Rosa Sucher, Franz Betz, Theodor Reichmann, Francesco D´Andrade, Karl Muck, Eugene D´Albert, Arturo Vigna and others.  Full list: SIDE A - 29 signatures, from top to bottom: mezzo-soprano Therese Rothauser (the fan owner), soprano Thila Plaichinger, actress Maria Popischil, unidentified artist, actor Ferdinand Suske, baritone Theodor Reichmann, soprano Ida Hiedler, bass Vittorio Arimondi, actor Oscar Sauer, actor Ludwig Barnay, baritone Francesco D´Andrade, 2 unidentified artist signatures, soprano Aino Ackté, composer and pianist Eugen D´Albert, composer, manager and conductor Siegfried Wagner (son of Richard Wagner), conductor Arturo Vigna, baritone Otto Schelper, 2 unidentified artist signatures, actor Max Pohl, actor Georg Engels, soprano Emilie Herzog, actor Josef Kainz, 2 unidentified artist signatures, actress Teresina Sommerstorff, actor Otto Sommerstorff, conductor Karl Muck.  SIDE B - 31 signatures, from top to bottom: unidentified artist, actress Marie Kahle Kessler, unidentified artist, soprano Virginia Guerrini, actor Richard Kahle (husband of Marie Kessler), soprano Anna Schramm, bass Fedor Chaliapin, actress Amanda Lindner, unidentified artist, actor Josef Nesper, actor Wilhelm Arndt, 3 unidentified artist signatures, baritone George Baklanoff, baritone Victor Maurel, soprano Maria de Macchi, actor/director Adolf Klein, star tenor Enrico Caruso, 2 unidentified artist signatures, soprano Rosa Sucher, soprano Elisabeth Leisinger, actor Adalbert Matkowsky, star tenor Enrico Caruso (2nd signature), tenor Emil Götze, composer Joseph Sucher, unidentified artist, bass-baritone Franz Betz and star soprano Lilli Lehmann. Fan spans 26.75 x 14.5 inches when fully open, each wooden blade is 13.5 inches long, is in excellent condition. This is a truly fantastic, quite unique historical item, in excellent condition. See photographs of both sides, each in both horizontal and vertical position.  
  • (Item #: M3651-CLT1H-1)
    A beautiful limited edition porcelain figurine of Enrico Caruso, shown as Canio in Pagliacci. Porcelain figurine was created by Hutschenreuther Porcelain Factory in Germany. Only 5000 high quality figurines were made. The piece is complete with the drumstick and a separate round wood base. This highly collectible item was designed for the Metropolitan Opera Guild in 1983 to celebrate its 100th anniversary. The clown’s face and hands have a matte finish. The predominately white sculpture features colorful hand-painted details. The figurine is in its original packaging, includes certificate of authenticity by the Metropolitan Opera Guild in New York city. We offer 3 alternatives/choices (click on thumbnails): - Original Porcelain Figurine and original drumstick, with original box and documentation. - The original porcelain figurine + a high quality copy of the drumstick - The drumstick alone (high quality copy, not the original, very difficult to distinguish from the original!)
    A beautiful limited edition porcelain figurine of Enrico Caruso, shown as Canio in Pagliacci. Porcelain figurine was created by Hutschenreuther... read more >
    A beautiful limited edition porcelain figurine of Enrico Caruso, shown as Canio in Pagliacci. Porcelain figurine was created by Hutschenreuther Porcelain Factory in Germany. Only 5000 high quality figurines were made. The piece is complete with the drumstick and a separate round wood base. This highly collectible item was designed for the Metropolitan Opera Guild in 1983 to celebrate its 100th anniversary. The clown’s face and hands have a matte finish. The predominately white sculpture features colorful hand-painted details. The figurine is in its original packaging, includes certificate of authenticity by the Metropolitan Opera Guild in New York city. We offer 3 alternatives/choices (click on thumbnails): - Original Porcelain Figurine and original drumstick, with original box and documentation. - The original porcelain figurine + a high quality copy of the drumstick - The drumstick alone (high quality copy, not the original, very difficult to distinguish from the original!)
    A beautiful limited edition porcelain figurine of Enrico...

    $895.00 USD

    (Various price options)

    (Item #: M3651-CLT1H-1)
    A beautiful limited edition porcelain figurine of Enrico Caruso, shown as Canio in Pagliacci. Porcelain figurine was created by Hutschenreuther Porcelain Factory in Germany. Only 5000 high quality figurines were made. The piece is complete with the drumstick and a separate round wood base. This highly collectible item was designed for the Metropolitan Opera Guild in 1983 to celebrate its 100th anniversary. The clown’s face and hands have a matte finish. The predominately white sculpture features colorful hand-painted details. The figurine is in its original packaging, includes certificate of authenticity by the Metropolitan Opera Guild in New York city. We offer 3 alternatives/choices (click on thumbnails): - Original Porcelain Figurine and original drumstick, with original box and documentation. - The original porcelain figurine + a high quality copy of the drumstick - The drumstick alone (high quality copy, not the original, very difficult to distinguish from the original!)
    A beautiful limited edition porcelain figurine of Enrico Caruso, shown as Canio in Pagliacci. Porcelain figurine was created by Hutschenreuther... read more >
    A beautiful limited edition porcelain figurine of Enrico Caruso, shown as Canio in Pagliacci. Porcelain figurine was created by Hutschenreuther Porcelain Factory in Germany. Only 5000 high quality figurines were made. The piece is complete with the drumstick and a separate round wood base. This highly collectible item was designed for the Metropolitan Opera Guild in 1983 to celebrate its 100th anniversary. The clown’s face and hands have a matte finish. The predominately white sculpture features colorful hand-painted details. The figurine is in its original packaging, includes certificate of authenticity by the Metropolitan Opera Guild in New York city. We offer 3 alternatives/choices (click on thumbnails): - Original Porcelain Figurine and original drumstick, with original box and documentation. - The original porcelain figurine + a high quality copy of the drumstick - The drumstick alone (high quality copy, not the original, very difficult to distinguish from the original!)
  • (Item #: H4074-G20S)
    Lot of 18 unsigned vintage photographs (16 cabinet-style, 1 photo postcard, 1 photograph) of circus freaks and performers including the siamese sisters (Millie & Christine), Herbert Barnett (dwarf), Mss. Clifford (sword swallower), Rose Wolff (violinist dwarf), The Shield brothers (giants), Big Hattie (fatwoman), L.J. Lee (stuntwoman), Prince Napoleon (dwarf) and others. The only photograph is signed by dwarf Prince Napoleon, and is blind stamped by photographer DeHaven, Chicago. The photo postcard is signed by Les. Gelvas, probably one of the duo of acrobats depicted on it. Sizes are 4.25 x 6.5 inches for the cabinet photos (approx., sizes are not the same); photo postcard is 3.5 x 5.5 inches, photo is 4 x 6 inches. All in very good condition or better. SOLD ONLY AS A LOT, NOT SOLD SEPARATELY.
    Lot of 18 unsigned vintage photographs (16 cabinet-style, 1 photo postcard, 1 photograph) of circus freaks and performers including the... read more >
    Lot of 18 unsigned vintage photographs (16 cabinet-style, 1 photo postcard, 1 photograph) of circus freaks and performers including the siamese sisters (Millie & Christine), Herbert Barnett (dwarf), Mss. Clifford (sword swallower), Rose Wolff (violinist dwarf), The Shield brothers (giants), Big Hattie (fatwoman), L.J. Lee (stuntwoman), Prince Napoleon (dwarf) and others. The only photograph is signed by dwarf Prince Napoleon, and is blind stamped by photographer DeHaven, Chicago. The photo postcard is signed by Les. Gelvas, probably one of the duo of acrobats depicted on it. Sizes are 4.25 x 6.5 inches for the cabinet photos (approx., sizes are not the same); photo postcard is 3.5 x 5.5 inches, photo is 4 x 6 inches. All in very good condition or better. SOLD ONLY AS A LOT, NOT SOLD SEPARATELY.
    Lot of 18 unsigned vintage photographs (16 cabinet-style,...

    $850.00 USD

    (Item #: H4074-G20S)
    Lot of 18 unsigned vintage photographs (16 cabinet-style, 1 photo postcard, 1 photograph) of circus freaks and performers including the siamese sisters (Millie & Christine), Herbert Barnett (dwarf), Mss. Clifford (sword swallower), Rose Wolff (violinist dwarf), The Shield brothers (giants), Big Hattie (fatwoman), L.J. Lee (stuntwoman), Prince Napoleon (dwarf) and others. The only photograph is signed by dwarf Prince Napoleon, and is blind stamped by photographer DeHaven, Chicago. The photo postcard is signed by Les. Gelvas, probably one of the duo of acrobats depicted on it. Sizes are 4.25 x 6.5 inches for the cabinet photos (approx., sizes are not the same); photo postcard is 3.5 x 5.5 inches, photo is 4 x 6 inches. All in very good condition or better. SOLD ONLY AS A LOT, NOT SOLD SEPARATELY.
    Lot of 18 unsigned vintage photographs (16 cabinet-style, 1 photo postcard, 1 photograph) of circus freaks and performers including the... read more >
    Lot of 18 unsigned vintage photographs (16 cabinet-style, 1 photo postcard, 1 photograph) of circus freaks and performers including the siamese sisters (Millie & Christine), Herbert Barnett (dwarf), Mss. Clifford (sword swallower), Rose Wolff (violinist dwarf), The Shield brothers (giants), Big Hattie (fatwoman), L.J. Lee (stuntwoman), Prince Napoleon (dwarf) and others. The only photograph is signed by dwarf Prince Napoleon, and is blind stamped by photographer DeHaven, Chicago. The photo postcard is signed by Les. Gelvas, probably one of the duo of acrobats depicted on it. Sizes are 4.25 x 6.5 inches for the cabinet photos (approx., sizes are not the same); photo postcard is 3.5 x 5.5 inches, photo is 4 x 6 inches. All in very good condition or better. SOLD ONLY AS A LOT, NOT SOLD SEPARATELY.
  • (Item #: M5637-Y8)
    Set of beautiful hand-colored lithographs from Gallerie Dramatique, a French publication that existed between 1796 and 1880. A total of 25 lithographs, from the 1840s, each one is 7 x 10.5 inches, depicting an actor or actress. Some have minor age toning, but in overall excellent good condition. Not sold individually.
    Set of beautiful hand-colored lithographs from Gallerie Dramatique, a French publication that existed between 1796 and 1880. A total of... read more >
    Set of beautiful hand-colored lithographs from Gallerie Dramatique, a French publication that existed between 1796 and 1880. A total of 25 lithographs, from the 1840s, each one is 7 x 10.5 inches, depicting an actor or actress. Some have minor age toning, but in overall excellent good condition. Not sold individually.
    Set of beautiful hand-colored lithographs from Gallerie Dramatique,...

    $595.00 USD

    (Item #: M5637-Y8)
    Set of beautiful hand-colored lithographs from Gallerie Dramatique, a French publication that existed between 1796 and 1880. A total of 25 lithographs, from the 1840s, each one is 7 x 10.5 inches, depicting an actor or actress. Some have minor age toning, but in overall excellent good condition. Not sold individually.
    Set of beautiful hand-colored lithographs from Gallerie Dramatique, a French publication that existed between 1796 and 1880. A total of... read more >
    Set of beautiful hand-colored lithographs from Gallerie Dramatique, a French publication that existed between 1796 and 1880. A total of 25 lithographs, from the 1840s, each one is 7 x 10.5 inches, depicting an actor or actress. Some have minor age toning, but in overall excellent good condition. Not sold individually.
  • (Item #: M5970-ABE)
    Italian superstar tenor (1890-1957), considered one of the greatest voices of the 20th century. Wig used by him for performances of Un Ballo in Maschera (Verdi) at the Opera di Roma, includes a large photo of him wearing this wig as Riccardo, the wig, and a business card printed "Beniamino Gigli" with an inscription on verso by his son Enzo to a collector, dated by Enzo in December 28th, 1957, 4 weeks after his father´s death.  Stored in a box that is 10.25 x 15.75 inches x 1 inch high, photo is 7 x 10.25 inches and is mounted on the inside of the cardboard box. Box originally belonged to something else, all is in very good condition.
    Italian superstar tenor (1890-1957), considered one of the greatest voices of the 20th century. Wig used by him for performances... read more >
    Italian superstar tenor (1890-1957), considered one of the greatest voices of the 20th century. Wig used by him for performances of Un Ballo in Maschera (Verdi) at the Opera di Roma, includes a large photo of him wearing this wig as Riccardo, the wig, and a business card printed "Beniamino Gigli" with an inscription on verso by his son Enzo to a collector, dated by Enzo in December 28th, 1957, 4 weeks after his father´s death.  Stored in a box that is 10.25 x 15.75 inches x 1 inch high, photo is 7 x 10.25 inches and is mounted on the inside of the cardboard box. Box originally belonged to something else, all is in very good condition.
    Italian superstar tenor (1890-1957), considered one of the...

    $650.00 USD

    (Item #: M5970-ABE)
    Italian superstar tenor (1890-1957), considered one of the greatest voices of the 20th century. Wig used by him for performances of Un Ballo in Maschera (Verdi) at the Opera di Roma, includes a large photo of him wearing this wig as Riccardo, the wig, and a business card printed "Beniamino Gigli" with an inscription on verso by his son Enzo to a collector, dated by Enzo in December 28th, 1957, 4 weeks after his father´s death.  Stored in a box that is 10.25 x 15.75 inches x 1 inch high, photo is 7 x 10.25 inches and is mounted on the inside of the cardboard box. Box originally belonged to something else, all is in very good condition.
    Italian superstar tenor (1890-1957), considered one of the greatest voices of the 20th century. Wig used by him for performances... read more >
    Italian superstar tenor (1890-1957), considered one of the greatest voices of the 20th century. Wig used by him for performances of Un Ballo in Maschera (Verdi) at the Opera di Roma, includes a large photo of him wearing this wig as Riccardo, the wig, and a business card printed "Beniamino Gigli" with an inscription on verso by his son Enzo to a collector, dated by Enzo in December 28th, 1957, 4 weeks after his father´s death.  Stored in a box that is 10.25 x 15.75 inches x 1 inch high, photo is 7 x 10.25 inches and is mounted on the inside of the cardboard box. Box originally belonged to something else, all is in very good condition.
  • (Item #: H6520-SUSOF)
    The Gramophone magazine is a UK-based monthly magazine dedicated to classical music, particularly to reviews of recordings, but with a large amount of content related to artists and composers. The first issue was in 1923, this publication is now 100 years old and has become a world authority in classical music. Treasured by a collector for over half a century, these bound volumesare full of interesting articles about classical music and opera recordings and performers, and a treasure trove of interesting information, photos, reviews, and more.All 53 volumes are bound, each one is approximately 8.5 x 11 inches, and thickness varies a lot depending on the volume. All magazines are in very good to excellent condition. Sold as a full only, and at a bargain price, will not be split into parts. These volumes are sometimes sold one at a time, at around $45 each, except the first ones - which are very hard to find - sold for quite more.FOR PICK UP IN NEW YORK ONLY, will not be shipped due to size, weight, and cost - This collection is stored in 5 rather heavy boxes, each one is 14 x 14 x 14 inches in size. Shipping cost will be refunded upon pickup. Sold at a bargain price.  
    The Gramophone magazine is a UK-based monthly magazine dedicated to classical music, particularly to reviews of recordings, but with a large... read more >
    The Gramophone magazine is a UK-based monthly magazine dedicated to classical music, particularly to reviews of recordings, but with a large amount of content related to artists and composers. The first issue was in 1923, this publication is now 100 years old and has become a world authority in classical music. Treasured by a collector for over half a century, these bound volumesare full of interesting articles about classical music and opera recordings and performers, and a treasure trove of interesting information, photos, reviews, and more.All 53 volumes are bound, each one is approximately 8.5 x 11 inches, and thickness varies a lot depending on the volume. All magazines are in very good to excellent condition. Sold as a full only, and at a bargain price, will not be split into parts. These volumes are sometimes sold one at a time, at around $45 each, except the first ones - which are very hard to find - sold for quite more.FOR PICK UP IN NEW YORK ONLY, will not be shipped due to size, weight, and cost - This collection is stored in 5 rather heavy boxes, each one is 14 x 14 x 14 inches in size. Shipping cost will be refunded upon pickup. Sold at a bargain price.  
    The Gramophone magazine is a UK-based monthly magazine dedicated...

    $995.00 USD

    (Item #: H6520-SUSOF)
    The Gramophone magazine is a UK-based monthly magazine dedicated to classical music, particularly to reviews of recordings, but with a large amount of content related to artists and composers. The first issue was in 1923, this publication is now 100 years old and has become a world authority in classical music. Treasured by a collector for over half a century, these bound volumesare full of interesting articles about classical music and opera recordings and performers, and a treasure trove of interesting information, photos, reviews, and more.All 53 volumes are bound, each one is approximately 8.5 x 11 inches, and thickness varies a lot depending on the volume. All magazines are in very good to excellent condition. Sold as a full only, and at a bargain price, will not be split into parts. These volumes are sometimes sold one at a time, at around $45 each, except the first ones - which are very hard to find - sold for quite more.FOR PICK UP IN NEW YORK ONLY, will not be shipped due to size, weight, and cost - This collection is stored in 5 rather heavy boxes, each one is 14 x 14 x 14 inches in size. Shipping cost will be refunded upon pickup. Sold at a bargain price.  
    The Gramophone magazine is a UK-based monthly magazine dedicated to classical music, particularly to reviews of recordings, but with a large... read more >
    The Gramophone magazine is a UK-based monthly magazine dedicated to classical music, particularly to reviews of recordings, but with a large amount of content related to artists and composers. The first issue was in 1923, this publication is now 100 years old and has become a world authority in classical music. Treasured by a collector for over half a century, these bound volumesare full of interesting articles about classical music and opera recordings and performers, and a treasure trove of interesting information, photos, reviews, and more.All 53 volumes are bound, each one is approximately 8.5 x 11 inches, and thickness varies a lot depending on the volume. All magazines are in very good to excellent condition. Sold as a full only, and at a bargain price, will not be split into parts. These volumes are sometimes sold one at a time, at around $45 each, except the first ones - which are very hard to find - sold for quite more.FOR PICK UP IN NEW YORK ONLY, will not be shipped due to size, weight, and cost - This collection is stored in 5 rather heavy boxes, each one is 14 x 14 x 14 inches in size. Shipping cost will be refunded upon pickup. Sold at a bargain price.  
  • (Item #: M5314-Y6F)
    Interesting lot of pictures of Les Hassan, a family of French acrobats and dancers. Lot with a total of 38 items (18 cabinet photos, 3 CDVs or Carte-de-Visite, 15 small photographs and 2 photo postcards), depicting different members of the family both in circus positions taken in studio and live in performance. Cabinet photos are from circa 1880 with brother and sister Ernest and Elisa Hassan, while the rest of the material is from a later period and depicts other family members. A page with some handwritten information accompanying this lot is provided (see scan). Cabinet photos by important photographers in Paris, each one is 4.25 x 6.5 inches, CDVs are 2.5 x 4 inches, photos are 2.5 x 3.75 inches (sizes vary), and postcards are 3.5 x 5.5 inches. All in very good to excellent condition, not trimmed on borders. See scans.
    Interesting lot of pictures of Les Hassan, a family of French acrobats and dancers. Lot with a total of 38... read more >
    Interesting lot of pictures of Les Hassan, a family of French acrobats and dancers. Lot with a total of 38 items (18 cabinet photos, 3 CDVs or Carte-de-Visite, 15 small photographs and 2 photo postcards), depicting different members of the family both in circus positions taken in studio and live in performance. Cabinet photos are from circa 1880 with brother and sister Ernest and Elisa Hassan, while the rest of the material is from a later period and depicts other family members. A page with some handwritten information accompanying this lot is provided (see scan). Cabinet photos by important photographers in Paris, each one is 4.25 x 6.5 inches, CDVs are 2.5 x 4 inches, photos are 2.5 x 3.75 inches (sizes vary), and postcards are 3.5 x 5.5 inches. All in very good to excellent condition, not trimmed on borders. See scans.
    Interesting lot of pictures of Les Hassan, a...

    $1,075.00 USD

    (Item #: M5314-Y6F)
    Interesting lot of pictures of Les Hassan, a family of French acrobats and dancers. Lot with a total of 38 items (18 cabinet photos, 3 CDVs or Carte-de-Visite, 15 small photographs and 2 photo postcards), depicting different members of the family both in circus positions taken in studio and live in performance. Cabinet photos are from circa 1880 with brother and sister Ernest and Elisa Hassan, while the rest of the material is from a later period and depicts other family members. A page with some handwritten information accompanying this lot is provided (see scan). Cabinet photos by important photographers in Paris, each one is 4.25 x 6.5 inches, CDVs are 2.5 x 4 inches, photos are 2.5 x 3.75 inches (sizes vary), and postcards are 3.5 x 5.5 inches. All in very good to excellent condition, not trimmed on borders. See scans.
    Interesting lot of pictures of Les Hassan, a family of French acrobats and dancers. Lot with a total of 38... read more >
    Interesting lot of pictures of Les Hassan, a family of French acrobats and dancers. Lot with a total of 38 items (18 cabinet photos, 3 CDVs or Carte-de-Visite, 15 small photographs and 2 photo postcards), depicting different members of the family both in circus positions taken in studio and live in performance. Cabinet photos are from circa 1880 with brother and sister Ernest and Elisa Hassan, while the rest of the material is from a later period and depicts other family members. A page with some handwritten information accompanying this lot is provided (see scan). Cabinet photos by important photographers in Paris, each one is 4.25 x 6.5 inches, CDVs are 2.5 x 4 inches, photos are 2.5 x 3.75 inches (sizes vary), and postcards are 3.5 x 5.5 inches. All in very good to excellent condition, not trimmed on borders. See scans.
  • (Item #: GA6776-GX203D)
    French opera composer (1842-1912), one of the greatest creators of operas from his time. Fantastic, a really unique piece of memorabilia consisting of a fragment of the wallpaper from the Opera Comique building, after a fire in 1887 destroyed it. Massenet collected and a piece of the wallpaper, attached it to a piece of paper, and preserved it. It was part of his estate when he passed away in 1912, a large part of it was kept in his family until it went to auction many years and several generations later, in the 1980s. A New York dealer purchased it, and kept it in his estate and collection until 2015 when we purchased it. Now it can be yours! Total size is 4.1 x 3.2 inches, is annotated in ink at the top by Massenet himself, who wrote what it is and that this comes from the Opera Comique in Paris, which was victim of a fire in May 1887. Cut corners, overall age-toning, glue residues on the back, but in very good condition. 
    French opera composer (1842-1912), one of the greatest creators of operas from his time. Fantastic, a really unique piece of... read more >
    French opera composer (1842-1912), one of the greatest creators of operas from his time. Fantastic, a really unique piece of memorabilia consisting of a fragment of the wallpaper from the Opera Comique building, after a fire in 1887 destroyed it. Massenet collected and a piece of the wallpaper, attached it to a piece of paper, and preserved it. It was part of his estate when he passed away in 1912, a large part of it was kept in his family until it went to auction many years and several generations later, in the 1980s. A New York dealer purchased it, and kept it in his estate and collection until 2015 when we purchased it. Now it can be yours! Total size is 4.1 x 3.2 inches, is annotated in ink at the top by Massenet himself, who wrote what it is and that this comes from the Opera Comique in Paris, which was victim of a fire in May 1887. Cut corners, overall age-toning, glue residues on the back, but in very good condition. 
    French opera composer (1842-1912), one of the greatest...

    $1,475.00 USD

    (Item #: GA6776-GX203D)
    French opera composer (1842-1912), one of the greatest creators of operas from his time. Fantastic, a really unique piece of memorabilia consisting of a fragment of the wallpaper from the Opera Comique building, after a fire in 1887 destroyed it. Massenet collected and a piece of the wallpaper, attached it to a piece of paper, and preserved it. It was part of his estate when he passed away in 1912, a large part of it was kept in his family until it went to auction many years and several generations later, in the 1980s. A New York dealer purchased it, and kept it in his estate and collection until 2015 when we purchased it. Now it can be yours! Total size is 4.1 x 3.2 inches, is annotated in ink at the top by Massenet himself, who wrote what it is and that this comes from the Opera Comique in Paris, which was victim of a fire in May 1887. Cut corners, overall age-toning, glue residues on the back, but in very good condition. 
    French opera composer (1842-1912), one of the greatest creators of operas from his time. Fantastic, a really unique piece of... read more >
    French opera composer (1842-1912), one of the greatest creators of operas from his time. Fantastic, a really unique piece of memorabilia consisting of a fragment of the wallpaper from the Opera Comique building, after a fire in 1887 destroyed it. Massenet collected and a piece of the wallpaper, attached it to a piece of paper, and preserved it. It was part of his estate when he passed away in 1912, a large part of it was kept in his family until it went to auction many years and several generations later, in the 1980s. A New York dealer purchased it, and kept it in his estate and collection until 2015 when we purchased it. Now it can be yours! Total size is 4.1 x 3.2 inches, is annotated in ink at the top by Massenet himself, who wrote what it is and that this comes from the Opera Comique in Paris, which was victim of a fire in May 1887. Cut corners, overall age-toning, glue residues on the back, but in very good condition. 
  • (Item #: H2038-J15)
    The Music of the Poets - A Musicians` Birthday book with calendar pages, compiled by Eleonore D`Esterre-Keeling, signed by many important artists, including: (this list includes all the real ink signatures (not printed in the calendar) that we could identify: Singers: Enrico Caruso, John McCormack, David Bispham, Blanche Marchesi, Emma Albani, Alice Esty, Alice Lakin, Belle Cole, Marie Duma, Lenora Sparkes, Harry Plunket Greene, Arthur Winckworth, Adeline Tomsett, Agnes Nichols, Goergina Burns, Luisa Sobrino, Arthur Foxton Ferguson, Henry L. Balfour, Edith Clegg, Fanny Moody Manners, Evangeline Florence, Zelie de Lussan, Maud Santley, Rutland Barrington, Antoinette Sterling MacKinley, Clara Butt, Philip Brozel,  Robert Watkin Mills and more. Actors and actresses: Sarah Bernhard, William Rea, Ellaline Terriss Hicks, Julia Neilson, Viola Tree, Robert Kennerley Rumford, Ethel Irving, William Mollison, Lillie Langtry, Frank R. Benson, Russ Whytal, Fred Terry, William Kendal, Herbert Beerbohm Tree, Mollie Lowell, William Jefferson, Ellen Terry, Johnston Forbes-Robertson, Constance Collier. Constant Coquelin, Beatrice Stella Campbell, Wilson Barrett, Lionel Brough and more. Conductors: Hans Richter, music prodigy child Max Darewski, etc. Violinists: Mischa Elman, Joseph Joachim, Wilma Neruda Halle, Johann Kruse, Florizel von Reuter, Jan Kubelik, Willy Hess, Emanuel Wirth, Haydn Inwards, etc. Composers: Samuel Coleridge Taylor (autograph music quote signed), Hamish MacCunn, Edwin Lemare, Charles Villiers Stanford (autograph music quote signed), Frederic H. Cowen and more. Pianists: Wilhelm Backhaus, Sandra Droucker, Mark Hambourg, H. Yeaman Dodds, Fanny Davies, Vladimir de Pachmann, Victor Marmont, etc.  Cellists: Herbert Walenn, Robert Hausmann, Arnold Foldesy, Friedrich Grützmacher, etc. Also: Musicologist Mabel Dolmetsch, harpist Thomas Thomas (Aptommas), early music musician Arnold Dolmetsch, music theorist Ebenezer Prout, politician Ella Russell, etc. A large number of signatures we could not identify or find information about, with names not listed above. Each double page has a left page with calendar dates, poetry, and sometimes printed signatures, and a right page that many times is signed by one or more artists. Verso of frontend page identifies this book, with the inscription William D. Spark, his address, February 2nd, 1899. Hard, leather-bound covers, 355 numbered pages, 6.5 x 9 inches, a few lose pages and some wear on spine, but in overall very good condition.  See scans of all pages with real, ink signatures, which are always on the RIGHT pages. A fantastic artistic window into the English late Victorian/Edwardian era. 
    The Music of the Poets - A Musicians` Birthday book with calendar pages, compiled by Eleonore D`Esterre-Keeling, signed by many... read more >
    The Music of the Poets - A Musicians` Birthday book with calendar pages, compiled by Eleonore D`Esterre-Keeling, signed by many important artists, including: (this list includes all the real ink signatures (not printed in the calendar) that we could identify: Singers: Enrico Caruso, John McCormack, David Bispham, Blanche Marchesi, Emma Albani, Alice Esty, Alice Lakin, Belle Cole, Marie Duma, Lenora Sparkes, Harry Plunket Greene, Arthur Winckworth, Adeline Tomsett, Agnes Nichols, Goergina Burns, Luisa Sobrino, Arthur Foxton Ferguson, Henry L. Balfour, Edith Clegg, Fanny Moody Manners, Evangeline Florence, Zelie de Lussan, Maud Santley, Rutland Barrington, Antoinette Sterling MacKinley, Clara Butt, Philip Brozel,  Robert Watkin Mills and more. Actors and actresses: Sarah Bernhard, William Rea, Ellaline Terriss Hicks, Julia Neilson, Viola Tree, Robert Kennerley Rumford, Ethel Irving, William Mollison, Lillie Langtry, Frank R. Benson, Russ Whytal, Fred Terry, William Kendal, Herbert Beerbohm Tree, Mollie Lowell, William Jefferson, Ellen Terry, Johnston Forbes-Robertson, Constance Collier. Constant Coquelin, Beatrice Stella Campbell, Wilson Barrett, Lionel Brough and more. Conductors: Hans Richter, music prodigy child Max Darewski, etc. Violinists: Mischa Elman, Joseph Joachim, Wilma Neruda Halle, Johann Kruse, Florizel von Reuter, Jan Kubelik, Willy Hess, Emanuel Wirth, Haydn Inwards, etc. Composers: Samuel Coleridge Taylor (autograph music quote signed), Hamish MacCunn, Edwin Lemare, Charles Villiers Stanford (autograph music quote signed), Frederic H. Cowen and more. Pianists: Wilhelm Backhaus, Sandra Droucker, Mark Hambourg, H. Yeaman Dodds, Fanny Davies, Vladimir de Pachmann, Victor Marmont, etc.  Cellists: Herbert Walenn, Robert Hausmann, Arnold Foldesy, Friedrich Grützmacher, etc. Also: Musicologist Mabel Dolmetsch, harpist Thomas Thomas (Aptommas), early music musician Arnold Dolmetsch, music theorist Ebenezer Prout, politician Ella Russell, etc. A large number of signatures we could not identify or find information about, with names not listed above. Each double page has a left page with calendar dates, poetry, and sometimes printed signatures, and a right page that many times is signed by one or more artists. Verso of frontend page identifies this book, with the inscription William D. Spark, his address, February 2nd, 1899. Hard, leather-bound covers, 355 numbered pages, 6.5 x 9 inches, a few lose pages and some wear on spine, but in overall very good condition.  See scans of all pages with real, ink signatures, which are always on the RIGHT pages. A fantastic artistic window into the English late Victorian/Edwardian era. 
    The Music of the Poets - A Musicians`...

    $985.00 USD

    (Item #: H2038-J15)
    The Music of the Poets - A Musicians` Birthday book with calendar pages, compiled by Eleonore D`Esterre-Keeling, signed by many important artists, including: (this list includes all the real ink signatures (not printed in the calendar) that we could identify: Singers: Enrico Caruso, John McCormack, David Bispham, Blanche Marchesi, Emma Albani, Alice Esty, Alice Lakin, Belle Cole, Marie Duma, Lenora Sparkes, Harry Plunket Greene, Arthur Winckworth, Adeline Tomsett, Agnes Nichols, Goergina Burns, Luisa Sobrino, Arthur Foxton Ferguson, Henry L. Balfour, Edith Clegg, Fanny Moody Manners, Evangeline Florence, Zelie de Lussan, Maud Santley, Rutland Barrington, Antoinette Sterling MacKinley, Clara Butt, Philip Brozel,  Robert Watkin Mills and more. Actors and actresses: Sarah Bernhard, William Rea, Ellaline Terriss Hicks, Julia Neilson, Viola Tree, Robert Kennerley Rumford, Ethel Irving, William Mollison, Lillie Langtry, Frank R. Benson, Russ Whytal, Fred Terry, William Kendal, Herbert Beerbohm Tree, Mollie Lowell, William Jefferson, Ellen Terry, Johnston Forbes-Robertson, Constance Collier. Constant Coquelin, Beatrice Stella Campbell, Wilson Barrett, Lionel Brough and more. Conductors: Hans Richter, music prodigy child Max Darewski, etc. Violinists: Mischa Elman, Joseph Joachim, Wilma Neruda Halle, Johann Kruse, Florizel von Reuter, Jan Kubelik, Willy Hess, Emanuel Wirth, Haydn Inwards, etc. Composers: Samuel Coleridge Taylor (autograph music quote signed), Hamish MacCunn, Edwin Lemare, Charles Villiers Stanford (autograph music quote signed), Frederic H. Cowen and more. Pianists: Wilhelm Backhaus, Sandra Droucker, Mark Hambourg, H. Yeaman Dodds, Fanny Davies, Vladimir de Pachmann, Victor Marmont, etc.  Cellists: Herbert Walenn, Robert Hausmann, Arnold Foldesy, Friedrich Grützmacher, etc. Also: Musicologist Mabel Dolmetsch, harpist Thomas Thomas (Aptommas), early music musician Arnold Dolmetsch, music theorist Ebenezer Prout, politician Ella Russell, etc. A large number of signatures we could not identify or find information about, with names not listed above. Each double page has a left page with calendar dates, poetry, and sometimes printed signatures, and a right page that many times is signed by one or more artists. Verso of frontend page identifies this book, with the inscription William D. Spark, his address, February 2nd, 1899. Hard, leather-bound covers, 355 numbered pages, 6.5 x 9 inches, a few lose pages and some wear on spine, but in overall very good condition.  See scans of all pages with real, ink signatures, which are always on the RIGHT pages. A fantastic artistic window into the English late Victorian/Edwardian era. 
    The Music of the Poets - A Musicians` Birthday book with calendar pages, compiled by Eleonore D`Esterre-Keeling, signed by many... read more >
    The Music of the Poets - A Musicians` Birthday book with calendar pages, compiled by Eleonore D`Esterre-Keeling, signed by many important artists, including: (this list includes all the real ink signatures (not printed in the calendar) that we could identify: Singers: Enrico Caruso, John McCormack, David Bispham, Blanche Marchesi, Emma Albani, Alice Esty, Alice Lakin, Belle Cole, Marie Duma, Lenora Sparkes, Harry Plunket Greene, Arthur Winckworth, Adeline Tomsett, Agnes Nichols, Goergina Burns, Luisa Sobrino, Arthur Foxton Ferguson, Henry L. Balfour, Edith Clegg, Fanny Moody Manners, Evangeline Florence, Zelie de Lussan, Maud Santley, Rutland Barrington, Antoinette Sterling MacKinley, Clara Butt, Philip Brozel,  Robert Watkin Mills and more. Actors and actresses: Sarah Bernhard, William Rea, Ellaline Terriss Hicks, Julia Neilson, Viola Tree, Robert Kennerley Rumford, Ethel Irving, William Mollison, Lillie Langtry, Frank R. Benson, Russ Whytal, Fred Terry, William Kendal, Herbert Beerbohm Tree, Mollie Lowell, William Jefferson, Ellen Terry, Johnston Forbes-Robertson, Constance Collier. Constant Coquelin, Beatrice Stella Campbell, Wilson Barrett, Lionel Brough and more. Conductors: Hans Richter, music prodigy child Max Darewski, etc. Violinists: Mischa Elman, Joseph Joachim, Wilma Neruda Halle, Johann Kruse, Florizel von Reuter, Jan Kubelik, Willy Hess, Emanuel Wirth, Haydn Inwards, etc. Composers: Samuel Coleridge Taylor (autograph music quote signed), Hamish MacCunn, Edwin Lemare, Charles Villiers Stanford (autograph music quote signed), Frederic H. Cowen and more. Pianists: Wilhelm Backhaus, Sandra Droucker, Mark Hambourg, H. Yeaman Dodds, Fanny Davies, Vladimir de Pachmann, Victor Marmont, etc.  Cellists: Herbert Walenn, Robert Hausmann, Arnold Foldesy, Friedrich Grützmacher, etc. Also: Musicologist Mabel Dolmetsch, harpist Thomas Thomas (Aptommas), early music musician Arnold Dolmetsch, music theorist Ebenezer Prout, politician Ella Russell, etc. A large number of signatures we could not identify or find information about, with names not listed above. Each double page has a left page with calendar dates, poetry, and sometimes printed signatures, and a right page that many times is signed by one or more artists. Verso of frontend page identifies this book, with the inscription William D. Spark, his address, February 2nd, 1899. Hard, leather-bound covers, 355 numbered pages, 6.5 x 9 inches, a few lose pages and some wear on spine, but in overall very good condition.  See scans of all pages with real, ink signatures, which are always on the RIGHT pages. A fantastic artistic window into the English late Victorian/Edwardian era. 
  • (Item #: H1384-MRR1)
    Star Italian conductor (1867-1957), considered one of the greatest of all times. Baton that belonged to the great director, given to the librarian of the NBC Orchestra, James Dolan. James B. Dolan (1915-2006), was the librarian for the Boston Pop Orchestra under Arthur Friedler, became the NBC Orchestra under Toscanini in 1942. Dolan befriended Toscanini and took care of the scores as well as the maestro´s batons, touring with the NBC Orchestra in the 1950s. Read more about this ---> HERE Also included is an autograph letter by Toscanini´s son Walter, sent to Dolan a month after Toscanini´s death in January 1957, with the envelope. Both items, baton and autograph letter, come from the estate of James Dolan, and are provided with a certificate of authenticity from us. Baton is 11.25 inches long, has a cracked tip (it was normal for Toscanini to break batons during rehearsals), while the autograph letter is 5.6 x 8.75 inches, in excellent condition.
    Star Italian conductor (1867-1957), considered one of the greatest of all times. Baton that belonged to the great director, given... read more >
    Star Italian conductor (1867-1957), considered one of the greatest of all times. Baton that belonged to the great director, given to the librarian of the NBC Orchestra, James Dolan. James B. Dolan (1915-2006), was the librarian for the Boston Pop Orchestra under Arthur Friedler, became the NBC Orchestra under Toscanini in 1942. Dolan befriended Toscanini and took care of the scores as well as the maestro´s batons, touring with the NBC Orchestra in the 1950s. Read more about this ---> HERE Also included is an autograph letter by Toscanini´s son Walter, sent to Dolan a month after Toscanini´s death in January 1957, with the envelope. Both items, baton and autograph letter, come from the estate of James Dolan, and are provided with a certificate of authenticity from us. Baton is 11.25 inches long, has a cracked tip (it was normal for Toscanini to break batons during rehearsals), while the autograph letter is 5.6 x 8.75 inches, in excellent condition.
    Star Italian conductor (1867-1957), considered one of the...

    $2,875.00 USD

    (Item #: H1384-MRR1)
    Star Italian conductor (1867-1957), considered one of the greatest of all times. Baton that belonged to the great director, given to the librarian of the NBC Orchestra, James Dolan. James B. Dolan (1915-2006), was the librarian for the Boston Pop Orchestra under Arthur Friedler, became the NBC Orchestra under Toscanini in 1942. Dolan befriended Toscanini and took care of the scores as well as the maestro´s batons, touring with the NBC Orchestra in the 1950s. Read more about this ---> HERE Also included is an autograph letter by Toscanini´s son Walter, sent to Dolan a month after Toscanini´s death in January 1957, with the envelope. Both items, baton and autograph letter, come from the estate of James Dolan, and are provided with a certificate of authenticity from us. Baton is 11.25 inches long, has a cracked tip (it was normal for Toscanini to break batons during rehearsals), while the autograph letter is 5.6 x 8.75 inches, in excellent condition.
    Star Italian conductor (1867-1957), considered one of the greatest of all times. Baton that belonged to the great director, given... read more >
    Star Italian conductor (1867-1957), considered one of the greatest of all times. Baton that belonged to the great director, given to the librarian of the NBC Orchestra, James Dolan. James B. Dolan (1915-2006), was the librarian for the Boston Pop Orchestra under Arthur Friedler, became the NBC Orchestra under Toscanini in 1942. Dolan befriended Toscanini and took care of the scores as well as the maestro´s batons, touring with the NBC Orchestra in the 1950s. Read more about this ---> HERE Also included is an autograph letter by Toscanini´s son Walter, sent to Dolan a month after Toscanini´s death in January 1957, with the envelope. Both items, baton and autograph letter, come from the estate of James Dolan, and are provided with a certificate of authenticity from us. Baton is 11.25 inches long, has a cracked tip (it was normal for Toscanini to break batons during rehearsals), while the autograph letter is 5.6 x 8.75 inches, in excellent condition.