Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 105

June 30 - July 1 2018 Manuscript, Space and Collectibles Sale

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Lot 119
Herbert, Victor - Exceptional Photograph Inscribed & Signed With Eight Musical Quotations in the Margins (1859-1924) Irish-born, German-raised American composer, cellist and conductor, best known for composing many operettas that premiered on Broadway from the 1890s to World War I. Sepia-toned photograph signed "With best wishes from Victor Herbert, April 1916," 11 x 14", no place. Herbert is seated at the piano with the music for "Natoma" in front of him. The wide margins hold eight musical quotations, four on each side, each identified in Herbert's hand. Down the left side are "Natoma," Mlle. Modiste," "Babes in Toyland" (his most famous work), and "Princess Pat (laughing Irish eyes)." Down the right side are "Madeleine," "Badinage," "The Serenade," and "The only girl." In the lower border is an original sketch of an Irish harp with "Erin go Bragh." Some closed tears along lower edge, touching the frame of the harp. Matted and framed to an overall size of 17 x 21". A wonderful display piece. Estimate Value $500 - UP
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Lot 120
Musicians, Including Casals, Serkin, Leginska. Pablo Casals (1876-1973) cellist, composer, and conductor. 1902 ALS, 2pp, 7 x 4¼", in French, to Monsieur Mordier discussing his performance schedule. Ethel Leginska (1886-1970). British pianist, composer, conductor and music educator. ISP, 5½ x 3½". Rudolf Serkin (1903-91) Bohemian-born pianist. ANS and ISP, both to Reverend Harvey, 1989. Harry James (1916-83) American trumpet player and bandleader, 10 x 8" ISP. Lily Pons (1898-1976) French-American operatic soprano and actress. Signed program from the University of Washington. Also, a torn 1931 letter from Bruno Walker in Berlin recommending Emanuel Feuerman as "one of the best living cellists…." Estimate Value $200 - UP
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Lot 121
Toscanini, Arturo (1867-1957). Italian conductor, a virtuoso known for the dynamic intensity and detailed phrasing of his interpretations. Card signed "Arturo Toscanini" and dated "August 21 - 1946," in green ink, 3 x 4¾", with a 3¢ stamp celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Smithsonian Institute. Matted with a silver gelatin photo, 5¾ x 4½", with imprint at lower left: "N.B.C. / Ray Lee Jackson / N.Y./ 1938" and framed to an overall size of 13¼ x 9". Fine condition. Estimate Value $300 - 500
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