Holiday 2021 Catalogue


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One-of-a-kind vintage sterling silver cigarette case with etched/incised signatures of some of the 20th century's greatest musicians, 28 on the outside and 3 on the inside. The signers include Arturo Toscanini, Arthur Rubinstein, Fritz Kreisler, Rudolf Serkin, Erica Morini, Ruggiero Ricci, Harold Bauer, Ignaz Paderewski, Serge Koussevitzky, Kirsten Flagstad, Sigrid Onegin, Alfred Piccaver, Frank Case, Ezio Pinza, Alexander Brailowsky, Lauritz Melchior, Marian Anderson, Jan Kubelik, Jamila Novotna, Dorothy Maynor, John McCormack, Sophie Tucker and others. The case made by R. Blackinton & Co. and measuring 3 7/8" x 3" with a weight of 3.19 Oz or 99.3 grams. In fine condition with a few minor marks and a small dent close to the Arturo Toscanini signature. Read More...

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42. Offenbach, Jacques. (1819–1880).
Carte de Visite Photograph

Original Fritz Luckhardt of Wien CDV photograph of the composer.  Fine.  2.5 x 4 inches (6.4 x 10.7 cm).

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43. [Pipe Organ].
Organ Pipe Donation Box

Charming church donation box, made from a flue pipe taken from an old organ, the words "Thank You" framing a slot for coins. United Kingdom, ca. 1900. Surface wear commensurate with age, else in fine condition.  60.25 inches (153 cm.) tall. Read More...

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Concert program from the Festival of Polish Music at Carnegie Hall, signed in pencil by conductor Artur Rodzinski, tenor Jan Kiepura, and pianist Stanisław Szpinalski.  The performance was presented on Wednesday, May 3, 1939 under the patronage of the Polish Commissioner for the New York World's Fair, and featured works by notable Polish composers Noskowski, Szymanowski, Moniuszko, Nowowiejski, Moniuszko, and Wiechowicz.  6 x 9 inches (15.2 x 22.9 cm.).  

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45. Porter, Cole. (1891–1964).
"My beer is Rheingold– the Dry beer!" - Advertisement

Vintage advertisement for Rheingold beer featuring the Broadway hitmaker, shown in two photographs above a quotation reading, in part, "It must be true that absence makes the heart grow fonder. Look at the way New Yorkers have welcomed me back with my new musical, Kiss Me Kate. And see how they're cheering the return of the town's favorite beer."  Taken from the August 20, 1949 issue of The New Yorker.  Fine.  8.5 x 11.5 inches (21.6 x 29.2 cm.).

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46. Rachmaninoff, Sergei. (1873–1943).
Signed Photograph to the Box Office Treasurer of the New York Philharmonic

Signed Kubey-Rembrandt Studios sepia photograph of the legendary pianist and composer, who has inscribed to the Box Office Treasurer of the New York Philharmonic, "To Mr. Edward Hochner / S. Rachmaninoff / 1934."  NBC Artists Service stamp to verso.  Light wear to corners, else in very fine condition.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.).

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A fine original silhouette portrait print by artist Erich Wilke, ca. 1920s.  12.5 x 9.5 cm. Nicely set in an antique oval wood frame.

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48. [Sondheim, Stephen. (1930–2021)].
"Follies" - Original Advertisement from Boston Tryout

Rare single-sheet advertisement for the pre-Broadway tryout of Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman's 1971 musical Follies, which ran at the Colonial Theatre in Boston from February 24 to March 20 of that year before transferring to the Winter Garden where it would run for over 500 performances.  In fine condition.  6 x 9 inches (15.2 x 22.9 cm.). Read More...

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Program, unsigned

49. [Songster] .
The Bunker Hill Songster

New York: Wm. H. Murphy. [ca. 1850]. Containing National and Patriotic Songs. As Sung by the Principal Vocalists. Miniature volume, 11 x 7 cm. 34 pp. Decorated cream wrappers, illustrated. In very good condition.

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50. Stokowski, Leopold. (1882–1977).
"The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde" - Inscribed by Stokowski to the Box Office Treasurer of the NY Philharmonic

Mount Vernon: The Peter Pauper Press. 1960. Hardcover.  8vo.  104 pp.  From the unnumbered limited edition of 1950 copies.  Signed and inscribed on the front free end paper by Stokowski to Edward Hochner, Box Office Treasurer of the NY Philharmonic.  Spine cover completely separated, block a little loose from the boards, else fine.  5.75 x 8 inches (14.6 x 20.3 cm.).

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51. Strauss, Johann. (1804–1849).
Carte de Visite Photograph

Original Fritz Luckhardt of Vienna CDV photograph of the German composer and "Waltz King."  Fine.  2.5 x 4 inches (6.4 x 10.7 cm).

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52. Strauss, Richard. (1864–1949).
Signed Portrait Postcard

Signed Stengel of Dresden postcard featuring a bust portrait drawing of the prominent German composer, signed in ink "Richard Strauss" and dated "1.8.32" to the lower margin beneath the facsimile printed signature. 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm). In fine condition.

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53. Stravinsky, Igor. (1882–1971).
Autograph Signature

Autograph signature from the Russian composer, who has signed in green ink to a clipped concert program which was subsequently mounted to an autograph album leaf.  The performance, which was on Saturday Evening, November 23, 1940, included Jeu de Cartes, Symphony in C, and Le Sacre du Printemps.  In fine condition.  6.75 x 5 inches (17.1 x 12.7 cm.).

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54. Stravinsky, Igor. (1882–1971) & Craft, Robert. (1923–2015).
Memories and Commentaries - SIGNED

Garden City: Doubleday. 1960. First edition. 8vo. 167 pp.  Signed by Igor Stravinsky on the half title "Igor Stravinsky / Santa Fe / July 31 '62" and by Robert Craft on the following page. The third book collaboration between the two, a series of recollections by Stravinsky in the form of interviews by Craft, a companion volume to "Conversations with Igor Stravinsky," published one year earlier. In fine condition. 

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55. [Stravinsky, Igor. (1882–1971)].
World War II-Era Leather Briefcase

World War II-era leather briefcase belonging to the important composer, marked with a well-worn and largely torn partial travel tag adhered to the leather exterior, signed "Stravinsky" (only partially remaining) on the identification line and completed in his hand.  The briefcase, manufactured by German leather company "JDEHA," has a hard leather construction, brass corner footings still intact, and brass snap closures.  Adhered to the exterior is a worn and faded First Class luggage label for a transatlantic voyage from New York City to Bremerhaven aboard the Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen, dated April 9 [1963].  Signs of aging and distressing to the leather exterior, else fine.  18.25 x 13.5 x 3.25 inches (46.3 x 34.3 x 8.25 cm.). Read More...

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56. Styne, Jule. (1901–1994).
"Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" - Autograph Musical Quotation Signed

Uncommon AMQS from the songwriter and composer, who has written one of the most famous melodies in his canon, the hook to "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend."  Composed for the 1949 musical Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, the song was made immortal by Marilyn Monroe's performance in the 1953 film adaptation.  Styne has written the title above and signed below on a trimmed piece of staff paper.  In fine condition.  8.5 x 5.5 inches (21.6 x 14 cm.). Read More...

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Vintage Russian tin metal cigarette case, ca. 1940, featuring a portrait of the composer on the front panel. 4.5 x 3.5 inches.

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58. Toscanini, Arturo. (1867–1957).
Signed Photograph

Original gelatin silver print photograph of the conductor at the piano, boldly inscribed in red ink to the blank area below the image, "To Mr. Edward E. Thalmann / with best wishes and / ever cordially / Arturo Toscannini / March 8 1944."  Set in an unusual wood and silver velvet frame, unexamined out of frame, appears to be in very fine condition apart from the easel-back support on frame verso which needs repair.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.) framed to 10.25 x 13 inches overall.

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Single sheet of two candid drawings by the American artist, capturing the acclaimed Italian conductor during recording sessions for RCA Victor in 1949.  One drawing has been inscribed "Aida" in ink along the left margin, with the other numbered "78" in ink to the top left corner.  Pen, ink, and watercolor on watercolor paper (drawings on recto and verso).  Unsigned.  Deckled edges with slight toning and wear, with two small adhesive remnants at the top margin of one side.  Overall in fine condition.  5.5 x 8 inches (13.9 x 20.3 cm.).  Read More...

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Original program from a January, 1969 performance by the American Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall with composer William Walton serving as guest conductor for an evening of his own works.  Walton has signed to the program listing, which includes the Johannesburg Festival Overture, Seven Pieces from Façade, Suites 1 & 2, the Concerto for Viola and Orchestra with Walter Trampler as soloist, and Symphony No. 2.  Light foxing throughout, else in fine condition.  8.5 x 11 inches (21.6 x 28 cm.). Read More...

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