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Billie Holiday Autograph on Her Photo Sells for $3,750 at NateDSanders.com Auctions

To auction, sell or consign a Billie Holiday autograph, please email Nate@NateDSanders.com or call Nate D. Sanders at (310) 440-2982.

Billie Holiday Autograph

A Billie Holiday autograph is very rare and pricey mostly because she lost her life at such a young age and that she is still remembered as one of the best ever.  We at NateDSanders.com have sold a few Billie Holiday autograph items and here they are with descriptions, pictures and prices realized:

Billie Holiday Autograph on an 8” x 10” Photograph — ”Stay as Great as you Are / Billie Holiday”

Billie Holiday autograph on an 8” x 10” glossy photograph. Holiday elegantly signs ”Stay as Great as you Are / Billie Holiday” in blue ink to publicity photograph. Lot also includes LP of Holiday’s 1954 release ”Volume 3” with colorful cover designed by renowned artist Burt Goldblatt. Very light creasing to photograph, overall near fine.  Sold for $3,750.

Billie Holiday Autograph

Billie Holiday Signed 8” x 10” Photograph — ”Stay as Great as you Are / Billie Holiday”

Billie Holiday Autograph in Her First Edition of Her Memoirs

Billie Holiday signature in her autobiography ”Lady Sings The Blues”. Published in 1956, the book spoke candidly about her struggles with alcoholism and racial inequality. It was also the blueprint for the 1972 film of the same name, which garnered Diana Ross an Academy Award nomination for her portrayal of Holiday. Published by Doubleday: Garden City: 1956, autobiography features a variety of candid photographs of Holiday to the front and rear pastedowns. Holiday signs in blue ink to the flyleaf: ”Stay Happy Cool / Always / Billie Holiday”. 250pp. book is bound in red cloth boards with the title, author and publisher written in black and white to spine. Measures 5.75” x 8.5”. Toning to edges and slight wear to board edges. Light foxing to the flyleaf. Very good.  Sold for $3,125.

Billie Holiday Autograph

Billie Holiday Signed First Edition of Her Memoirs — Scarce

Billie Holiday Autograph on an 8” x 10” Photo

Billie Holiday signature on a glossy photo, signed in vibrant blue ink: ”Best always / Billie Holiday”. Publicity photo has ”Associated Booking Corp.” printed at bottom, which represented Holiday beginning in the 1940s. 8” x 10” photo has some creasing, especially along lower right; overall in very good condition. With PSA/DNA COA certifying that the Billie Holiday autograph is authentic.  Sold for $3,125.

Billie Holiday Autograph

Billie Holiday 8” x 10” Signed Photo — With PSA/DNA COA

To auction, sell or consign a Billie Holiday autograph, please email Nate@NateDSanders.com or call Nate D. Sanders at (310) 440-2982.

 

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