lots of lots

Blues LEAD BELLY LEDBETTER - Autograph Ltr Signed

Discover Similar Items

See All
item-6590517=1
Blues LEAD BELLY LEDBETTER - Autograph Ltr Signed
Item Details
Description
Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter (1888-1949) Folk, blues musician. Lead Belly styled himself "King of the 12-string guitar," and despite his use of other instruments like the concertina, the most enduring image of Lead Belly as a performer is wielding his unusually large Stella twelve-string. The topics of Lead Belly's music covered a wide range of subjects, including gospel songs; blues songs about women, liquor and racism; and folk songs about cowboys, prison, work, sailors, cattle herding and dancing. 8 ½" x 10" autograph letter unsigned, "Sweet Singer of the Swamplands," with two pictures of him performing, November 6, 1941, to Edmon Ledbetter. "…How are them two boys?Tell them I say hello…I have been sick in the hospital but I am up and doing fine…Here is some pictures from a party the peoples gave for me las' Sunday…." The letter is matted and framed to 13" x 16 ½", there are some apparent condition problems: margins are clipped, there is a tear at the lower right, overall toning and several stains. Extremely rare.
Condition
The condition of this lot is very good any condition issues are clearly defined in the description.
Buyer's Premium
  • 17%

Blues LEAD BELLY LEDBETTER - Autograph Ltr Signed

Estimate $2,000 - $3,500
Sep 13, 2009
See Sold Price
Starting Price $1,200
Get pre-approved to bid live.
Shipping, Payment & Auction Policies
See Policy for Shipping
Ships from Tamworth, NH, United States
The Written Word Autographs

The Written Word Autographs

badge TOP RATED
Tamworth, NH, United States
780 Followers

Related Searches

logo
www.liveauctioneers.com
item

0828: Blues LEAD BELLY LEDBETTER - Autograph Ltr Signed

Lot Passed
0 Bids
Est. $2,000 - $3,500Starting Price $1,200
HISTORIC AUTOGRAPH Auction - Part II
Sep 13, 2009 11:00 AM EDT
Buyer's Premium 17%

Lot 0828 Details

Description
...
Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter (1888-1949) Folk, blues musician. Lead Belly styled himself "King of the 12-string guitar," and despite his use of other instruments like the concertina, the most enduring image of Lead Belly as a performer is wielding his unusually large Stella twelve-string. The topics of Lead Belly's music covered a wide range of subjects, including gospel songs; blues songs about women, liquor and racism; and folk songs about cowboys, prison, work, sailors, cattle herding and dancing. 8 ½" x 10" autograph letter unsigned, "Sweet Singer of the Swamplands," with two pictures of him performing, November 6, 1941, to Edmon Ledbetter. "…How are them two boys?Tell them I say hello…I have been sick in the hospital but I am up and doing fine…Here is some pictures from a party the peoples gave for me las' Sunday…." The letter is matted and framed to 13" x 16 ½", there are some apparent condition problems: margins are clipped, there is a tear at the lower right, overall toning and several stains. Extremely rare.
Condition
...
The condition of this lot is very good any condition issues are clearly defined in the description.

Contacts

The Written Word Autographs
603.323.7563
564 Pease Hill Rd
P. O. Box 490
Tamworth, NH 03886
USA
LiveAuctioneers Support
info@liveauctioneers.com
iphoneandroidPhone

Get notifications from your favorite auctioneers.

As Seen On
NBC
ABC
Today
Chicago Tribune
Architectural Digest
Shop With Confidence
Since 2002, LiveAuctioneers has made exceptional items available for safe purchase in secure online auctions.
TOP