Boston — An amazingly rare combination of Vladimir Lenin and Leon Trotsky signatures sold for $64,055 according to by Boston-based RR Auction.
Another fairly quiet week in the auction rooms coming up:
In 1962, in a small room above the legendary Gaslight Folk Club in Greenwich Village, New York, the 21-year-old Bob Dylan, hunched at a typewriter, wrote what is widely considered one of the greatest songs in the history of rock music. 53 years later, the original type-written manuscript for the revolutionary, A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall, has emerged for sale at Sotheby’s in London, where it is estimated to sell for £150,000-200,000.
Today at Sotheby’s Bob Dylan’s original hand-written lyrics for the 1965 epic Like A Rolling Stone fetched $2,045,000 to set an auction record for a popular music manuscript (est. $1/2 million). The lyrics, which sold to a private collector, were the top lot in the Rock & Roll History: Presley to Punk auction, the first dedicated music history sale at Sotheby’s for over a decade.
On 24 June Sotheby’s will stage Presley to Punk: A Rock & Roll History—a sale of rock and pop music material that will showcase important manuscripts and objects as pieces of 20th century cultural history.
Beverly Hills, California—Julien’s Auctions, the world’s premiere music and entertainment memorabilia auction house has announced a very rare opportunity to own Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia’s Custom Travis Bean TB500 Electric Guitar at a two-day auction event featuring the best of rock royalty. On Friday, December 6th and Saturday, December 7th, 2013. Julien’s Auctions will host one of the largest collections of music memorabilia as it wraps up its year of historically record-setting auction events with Icons & Idols: Rock n’ Roll.
San Francisco, CA (January 29, 2013) — The annual celebration of the printed word, the 46th California International Antiquarian Book Fair, returns to San Francisco on Friday, February 15 through Sunday, February 17, 2013 at the Concourse Exhibition Center in San Francisco.