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Music Autographs

From slick guitar work to swooning fans, music and its makers bring about both magic and mania. Musicians' autographs, sometimes appearing on beloved instruments, speak to this excitement and thereby serve as a classic commemoration of a memorable concert or performance.

Music has been a staple of human society since its earliest generations. Evidence suggests that prehistoric cultures enjoyed rudimentary forms of music. By the peak civilizations of the ancient world, music had evolved into its own art form, with the ancient Greeks building some of the earliest music performance venues. At this time, musical performance was typically limited to the small setting such as dinner parties or intimate gatherings.

By the 17th century, large-scale musical performance venues from opera houses to concert halls were popping up across Europe. This increased accessibility to music performances encouraged fans to follow their favorite musicians more fully, resulting in an increased demand for autographs. Though the nature of music performance is quite different today, the excitement over a musician's autograph is still just as tantalizing.


Quick Facts

  • A hand-written score for "Grosse Fuge" by famed 18th-century composer Ludwig von Beethoven sold at a Sotheby's London auction in 2005 for more than $1,500,000
  • Famed guitarist Jimmy Page's autograph on a Gibson 1963 guitar sold for more than $70,000
  • Also in the ranks of highest-priced signatures is that of Jimmy Hendrix. His signed contract from 1965, which reflects his receipt of only 1% of his music royalties, sold for $200,000

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Billy Squier Signed Autographed Record Album Certified Coa
Oct 24, 7:00 PM EDT
Billy Squier Signed Autographed Record Album Certified Coa
by Randy's Cabin Online Auctions
Est: $1,000- $2,000
$3610 Bids
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Dvorak Inquires about a Dutch Performance of His "Stabat Mater"
Oct 27, 1:00 PM EDT
Dvorak Inquires about a Dutch Performance of His "Stabat Mater"
by Lion Heart Autographs
Est: $5,000- $6,000
$3,1009 Bids
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Autograph Album of Dreyfus Supporters Prepared for His Son, Pierre
Oct 27, 1:00 PM EDT
Autograph Album of Dreyfus Supporters Prepared for His Son, Pierre
by Lion Heart Autographs
Est: $10,000- $12,000
$7,7508 Bids
SIGNED Frank Sinatra Rat Pack Infront of The Sands Sign in Las Vegas Photo Print
Oct 25, 6:00 PM EDT
SIGNED Frank Sinatra Rat Pack Infront of The Sands Sign in Las Vegas Photo Print
by One Source Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$755 Bids
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C. M. von Weber and His Music for "Preciosa"
Oct 27, 1:00 PM EDT
C. M. von Weber and His Music for "Preciosa"
by Lion Heart Autographs
Est: $1,500- $1,800
$4003 Bids
Andy Warhol LADIES & GENTLEMEN Screenprint, Signed Edition
Nov 06, 12:00 PM EDT
Andy Warhol LADIES & GENTLEMEN Screenprint, Signed Edition
by Palm Beach Modern Auctions
Est: $4,000- $6,000
$3,2503 Bids
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Stunning Musical Quotation by Meyerbeer
Oct 27, 1:00 PM EDT
Stunning Musical Quotation by Meyerbeer
by Lion Heart Autographs
Est: $1,200- $1,600
$3003 Bids
Vintage 9K Gold Ireland Designer Music Harp Charm
Oct 26, 6:00 PM EDT
Vintage 9K Gold Ireland Designer Music Harp Charm
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $1,000
$113 Bids
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Leos Janacek Declares, “It is laudable to set up a Czech orchestra”
Oct 27, 1:00 PM EDT
Leos Janacek Declares, “It is laudable to set up a Czech orchestra”
by Lion Heart Autographs
Est: $1,500- $1,800
$5003 Bids
ANTONIO ZORAN MUSIC CZECH 1909-2005
Nov 06, 12:00 PM EDT
ANTONIO ZORAN MUSIC CZECH 1909-2005
by Trinity International Auctions & Appraisals, LLC
Est: $300- $500
$2252 Bids
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Bartok Signed Program from the Premiere of Selections from "Mikrokosmos"
Oct 27, 1:00 PM EDT
Bartok Signed Program from the Premiere of Selections from "Mikrokosmos"
by Lion Heart Autographs
Est: $450- $500
$4002 Bids
Lou Ann Barton Signed Autographed RECORD ALBUM Certified Coa
Oct 24, 7:00 PM EDT
Lou Ann Barton Signed Autographed RECORD ALBUM Certified Coa
by Randy's Cabin Online Auctions
Est: $1,000- $2,000
$52 Bids
Lot of 3 WW2 German Uniform Armbands
Oct 30, 12:00 PM EDT
Lot of 3 WW2 German Uniform Armbands
by South Florida Auction & Estate Sale Services
Est: $6- $1,000
$62 Bids
WWII GERMAN REICH MUSIC THEATER UNIVERSITY BANNER
Nov 10, 9:00 AM EST
WWII GERMAN REICH MUSIC THEATER UNIVERSITY BANNER
by Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC
Est: $150- $200
$402 Bids
Arthur Bliss Signed music written for Fival Service Sing, Mortals! 1974, Karlheinz Stockhausen
Oct 27, 6:00 PM BST
Arthur Bliss Signed music written for Fival Service Sing, Mortals! 1974, Karlheinz Stockhausen
by Chaucer Covers & Auctions
Est: £10- £14
£101 Bid
Jethro Tull, Ian Anderson signed and dedicated 12x8 black and white photograph Jethro Tull are a
Oct 29, 10:00 AM BST
Jethro Tull, Ian Anderson signed and dedicated 12x8 black and white photograph Jethro Tull are a
by Chaucer Covers & Auctions
Est: £10- £14
£101 Bid
GERSHWIN, GEORGE. George Gershwin's Song-Book. Signed and Inscribed, "Good wishes," on frontispiece.
Oct 28, 12:00 PM EDT
GERSHWIN, GEORGE. George Gershwin's Song-Book. Signed and Inscribed, "Good wishes," on frontispiece.
by Swann Auction Galleries
Est: $800- $1,200
$6001 Bid
Wham! Andrew Ridgeley signed 10x8 colour photograph Ridgeley (born 26 January 1963) is an English
Oct 29, 10:00 AM BST
Wham! Andrew Ridgeley signed 10x8 colour photograph Ridgeley (born 26 January 1963) is an English
by Chaucer Covers & Auctions
Est: £10- £14
£101 Bid
Musician Gary Kemp signed 12x8 black and white photo in excellent condition Gary James Kemp is an
Oct 29, 10:00 AM BST
Musician Gary Kemp signed 12x8 black and white photo in excellent condition Gary James Kemp is an
by Chaucer Covers & Auctions
Est: £8- £12
£81 Bid
Esther Williams signed vintage 5x3 photos, stuck either side of board. Good condition. All
Oct 29, 10:00 AM BST
Esther Williams signed vintage 5x3 photos, stuck either side of board. Good condition. All
by Chaucer Covers & Auctions
Est: £8- £12
£81 Bid
Brigitte Bardot signed 10x8 colour photo French animal rights activist and former actress, singer
Oct 29, 10:00 AM BST
Brigitte Bardot signed 10x8 colour photo French animal rights activist and former actress, singer
by Chaucer Covers & Auctions
Est: £40- £44
£401 Bid
Isabelle Adjani signed card with montage of photos around it French actress and singer `. Good
Oct 29, 10:00 AM BST
Isabelle Adjani signed card with montage of photos around it French actress and singer `. Good
by Chaucer Covers & Auctions
Est: £12- £16
£121 Bid
AUTOGRAF: Clara Schumann (1819-1896).
Nov 04, 9:00 AM CET
AUTOGRAF: Clara Schumann (1819-1896).
by Dobiaschofsky Auktionen AG
Est: CHF300- CHF500
CHF2401 Bid

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