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  • BOB ALLEN - AUTOGRAPH CIRCA 1949 - HFSID 280741
    BOB ALLEN - AUTOGRAPH CIRCA 1949 - HFSID 280741
    Album leaf signed by big band vocalist Bob Allen in blue ink. Allen sang with Hal Kemp and Tommy Dorsey, among others. Signature: "Bob Allen" in blue ink. Pencil notations under signature and at top edge in unknown hand.

    Sale Price $76.50

    $90.00

  • JESS ALTMILLER - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 327237
    JESS ALTMILLER - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 327237
    Signature from the percussionist and "cocktail" instrumentalist while at the Fox Theatre in Philadelphia. Extremely rare! Signature: "Jess Altmiller/Fox Theatre/Philadelphia, Pa.", in black ink, 6x4½.

    Price: $100.00

  • CLAIRE ANDERSON - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 280753
    CLAIRE ANDERSON - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 280753
    Pencil signature on an album leaf Signature: "Claire Anderson". 6x4 album leaf. Pencil caption (unknown hand) rewrites her name and adds: "(Tommy Dorsey)".

    Price: $120.00

  • MAXENE ANDREWS - INSCRIBED SIGNATURE - HFSID 216325
    MAXENE ANDREWS - INSCRIBED SIGNATURE - HFSID 216325
    Inscribed signature on a 3x2 card. Inscribed signature: "To/Geo./Maxene/Andrews", 3½x2 card. From 1937 through the 1940s the Andrews Sisters were queens of the radio and juke box.

    Price: $140.00

  • LENNY ATKINS - AUTOGRAPH CIRCA 1944 CO-SIGNED BY: BETTY BREWER, SENTIMENALISTS - HFSID 280742
    LENNY ATKINS - AUTOGRAPH CIRCA 1944 WITH CO-SIGNERS - HFSID 280742
    Album leaf signed by three vocalists and a violist with big band leader Tommy Dorsey's orchestra Signatures: "Lenny Atkins", "Ann Clark" and "Jean Clark" and, on verso, "Betty Brewer", all in pencil. Pencil notations on both sides in unknown hand. 6x4 album leaf.

    Price: $180.00

  • GENE AUSTIN - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 321680
    GENE AUSTIN - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 321680
    The 1920's crooner signs his name in blue ink Signature: "Gene Austin", in blue ink, 5¼x4½. American singer, songwriter and pianist Gene Austin (1900-1972), one of the first "crooners," ran away from home and joined a vaudeville act at age 15.

    Price: $160.00

  • GENE AUSTIN - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 101850
    GENE AUSTIN - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 101850
    Pencil signature on this 4x6 album leaf Signature: "Gene/Austin" in pencil, 4x6 album leaf. American singer, songwriter and pianist Gene Austin (1900-1972), one of the first "crooners," ran away from home and joined a vaudeville act at age 15.

    Sale Price $119.00

    $140.00

  • MITCHELL AYRES - INSCRIBED SIGNATURE - HFSID 27127
    MITCHELL AYRES - INSCRIBED SIGNATURE - HFSID 27127
    Inscribed signature on a 4x3 card Inscribed Signature: "To Kayo/Best Wishes/Mitchell Ayres", 4½x3 card. Violinist Mitchell Ayres (1910-1969) fronted the Fashions in Music, a ballroom orchestra active from the mid-1930s to mid-1940s.

    Price: $90.00

  • GRACIE BARRIE - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 284010
    GRACIE BARRIE - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 284010
    Pencil signature on a 4x2 sheet affixed to an index card, which also bears a captioned newspaper photo of her Signature: "Gracie/Barrie" in pencil, 3¾x1¾ paper affixed to 5x3 index card with clear tape covering completely.

    Sale Price $102.00

    $120.00

  • BEN BERNIE - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 27152
    BEN BERNIE - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 27152
    Signature on an album leaf Signature: "Ben Bernie", 6x4½ album leaf. Ornate printed border. Ben Bernie (1893-1943) led a big band of the 1920s. Financially ruined by the stock market crash of 1929, he rebounded with a popular radio show in the 1930s.

    Price: $90.00

  • RAY BLOCH - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 321528
    RAY BLOCH - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 321528
    Signature from the famed composer, arranger and conductor Signature: "Ray Bloch", 5x3 card. Composer, conductor and songwriter Ray Bloch (1902-1982) founded Ray Bloch Productions in 1954.

    Price: $80.00

  • LOU (LUIGI CALABRESE) BREESE - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 284044
    LOU (LUIGI CALABRESE) BREESE - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 284044
    Pencil signature on an album leaf, with newspaper photo affixed Signature (in pencil): "Lou Breese", 6x4½ album leaf with 1¾x2¼ newspaper photo affixed to lower right corner.

    Price: $90.00

  • CLYDE BURKE - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 321718
    CLYDE BURKE - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 321718
    Popular 1940s singer signs name in black ink Signature: "Clyde Burke" in black ink. 1 page, 5¼x4½. Photograph of singer affixed on verso. Clyde Burke was lead vocalist (from 1941) with popular "sweet band" led by Harry Friedland, who performed under the name Blue Barron.

    Price: $80.00

  • EDDIE CALVERT - AUTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: ALMA - HFSID 159918
    EDDIE CALVERT - AUTOGRAPH WITH CO-SIGNERS - HFSID 159918
    The English trumpeter and vocalist sign opposite sides of an album leaf. Rare signatures. Signatures: "Eddie Calvert", 6½x4¾ album leaf. Printed photo of Calvert affixed in lower right. Also signed on verso: "Alma Cogan".

    Price: $180.00

  • CASA LOMA ORCHESTRA - AUTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: GLEN GRAY, PEE WEE HUNT, GRADY - HFSID 225968
    CASA LOMA ORCHESTRA - AUTOGRAPH WITH CO-SIGNERS - HFSID 225968
    Glenn Gray and The Casa Loma Orchestra sign a piece of paper Signatures: "Best wishes/Glen Gray", "Grady Watts", "Frank Ryerson", "Cy Baker", "Murray McEachern", "Tony Briglia", "Jack Blanchette", "Pat Davis", "Clarence Hutchenrider…"

    Price: $440.00

  • STUART CHURCHILL - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 327228
    STUART CHURCHILL - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 327228
    Extremely rare signature in blue ink from the multi-talented musician and vocalist Signature: "Stuart Churchill", in blue ink, 4½x6. Stuart Churchill (1907-2000) graduated from the University of Michigan in 1929, learning to play xylophone, piano, and bassoon.

    Price: $90.00

  • DOROTHY CLAIRE - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 297948
    DOROTHY CLAIRE - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 297948
    Signature of the big band singer and Broadway actress Signature: "Dorothy/Claire", 5x3. Dorothy Claire (b. 1924) sang with the big bands of Glenn Miller, Bob Crosby, Tommy Dorsey and Bobby Byrne. She appeared in two Broadway shows, including a revival of No, No, Nanette (1973).

    Price: $70.00

  • LARRY CLINTON - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 284008
    LARRY CLINTON - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 284008
    Pencil signature on a slip affixed to a 5x3 card Signature: "Larry Clinton", 4½x1½ pencil signature affixed to a 5x3¼ index card. Signature affixed on index card.

    Price: $70.00

  • RAY CONNIFF - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 35255
    RAY CONNIFF - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 35255
    Signature: "Ray Conniff", 6x4 blue card. Orchestra leader and conductor Ray Conniff (1916-2002), the founder of the Ray Conniff Orchestra and Singers, has recorded over 90 albums and sold over 65 million albums, cassettes and CDs.

    Sale Price $68.00

    $80.00

  • CORKY CORCORAN - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 327224
    CORKY CORCORAN - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 327224
    Signature in black ink from the tenor saxophonist Signature: "Corky/Corcoran", in black ink, 2x2 affixed to 5¼x4¼. Corky Corcoran (1924-1979) was a popular tenor saxophonist with the Harry James Orchestra and other swing bands (including Tommy Dorsey's).

    Sale Price $85.00

    $100.00

  • CORKY CORCORAN - AUTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: CLAUDE - HFSID 280728
    CORKY CORCORAN - AUTOGRAPH WITH CO-SIGNERS - HFSID 280728
    Small card signed by big band saxophonist Corky Corcoran and trumpeter Claude Bowen Signature: "Corky/Corcoran/Sax" and, on verso, "Claude Bowen". 3½x2½ card.

    Sale Price $119.00

    $140.00

  • BILLY COTTON - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 85529
    BILLY COTTON - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 85529
    The big bandleader signs an album leaf with a black and white newspaper photograph of him affixed. Signature: "Billy Cotton" in pencil, 6½x5¼ album leaf. With a 2½x3 black and white newspaper photograph affixed at top right (2 surfaces).

    Price: $160.00

  • BILLY COTTON - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 161114
    BILLY COTTON - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 161114
    The band leader and musician signs his name in green ink Signature: "Billy Cotton" in green ink. 3x1½ paper clipping mounted on grey construction paper.

    Price: $90.00

  • BOB (GEORGE ROBERT) CROSBY - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 284003
    BOB (GEORGE ROBERT) CROSBY - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 284003
    Signature on an album leaf, with newspaper photo affixed at right edge Signature: "Bob/Crosby", 5¾x4¼ green album leaf, 1¼x4 newspaper photo affixed to right side (2 surfaces). With a different pen, someone has drawn a line around the outside of the signature.

    Price: $160.00

  • BOB (GEORGE ROBERT) CROSBY - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 322028
    BOB (GEORGE ROBERT) CROSBY - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 322028
    The orchestra leader signs his name in black ink Signature: "Bob/Crosby", in black ink, 6x4½ affixed to a card.

    Price: $90.00

  • XAVIER CUGAT - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 49597
    XAVIER CUGAT - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 49597
    Small slip of brown wrapping paper signed by Latin bandleader Xavier Cugat with a New York City address. Mounted to a white album leaf. Signature: "Xavier Cugat/1819 Broadway/N.Y.C.", 2¾x1¼, irregularly cut, affixed to 5¼x4¼ album leaf.

    Price: $100.00

  • BUDDY DEFRANCO - INSCRIBED SIGNATURE CO-SIGNED BY: VIRGINIA VINCENT, REGINALD - HFSID 34041
    BUDDY DEFRANCO - INSCRIBED SIGNATURE WITH CO-SIGNERS - HFSID 34041
    Buddy De Franco, Virginia Vincent, and Reginald Gardiner sign a sheet. Autograph Note Signed: "To George/Thanks so much for your interest in myself/Buddy De Franco", 7¾x10 sheet.

    Sale Price $221.00

    $260.00

  • GLORIA DEHAVEN - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 171
    GLORIA DEHAVEN - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 171
    The actress/vocalist pens her signature on this card in black ink Signature: "Gloria DeHaven" 5x4 card. Magazine photo (b/w, 1¼x1¼) in lower right (2 surfaces). Typed caption in lower left.

    Price: $180.00

  • AL DONAHUE - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 280724
    AL DONAHUE - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 280724
    Al Donahue signs card in black ink. Signature: "Al Donahue", 3½x2½ card. Fine condition. Included 3½x2¾ envelope. Lightly soiled and worn at upper corners. Ink name (unknown hand) written on front. Otherwise, fine condition.

    Price: $80.00

  • JIMMY DORSEY - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 576
    JIMMY DORSEY - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 576
    Jimmy Dorsey signs a piece of paper. Signature: "Jimmy Dorsey", 3¾x1½ piece of paper. The elder of the two celebrated Dorsey brothers, alto sax and clarinetist Jimmy Dorsey (1904-1957) took over the band the pair had jointly fronted when Tommy quit in May 1935.

    Price: $180.00

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