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Question about autographed pictures

Hello Forum, I just came across 11 signed photographs of some famous jazz musicians (Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald..etc.) and I was wondering whether anybody knows how to get them appraised (by whom etc.). Any information would be forthcoming.

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Old 04.01.2011, 09:24
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Re: Question about autographed pictures

....anybody?
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Old 04.01.2011, 09:31
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A long shot but you might want to reach them for possible pointers:

http://www.cyranos.ch/doppelt6.htm
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Re: Question about autographed pictures

LiB, I'm sure it all depends on what you have.. when the autographs were signed( year ) , what they were signed on ( toilet paper, sheet music ) and the condition.

no doubt if you do a little googling you'll find some online resources and maybe someone with ( ) more knowledge that I.

FYI... I had a Beatles press pack from 1964 signed by "Murray the K" and I sold that in about 1989 for USD 100.--

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Re: Question about autographed pictures

I wouldn't mind seeing a pic of the Count Basie autograph, I have been a fan of his music since 2000. BTW if anyone is interested in his music try looking for I Got Rhythm(doesn't appear to be online anywhere ) and One O'Clock Jump(theres a few versions of this and the one on youtube and the 3 disc CD set from the EU leaves a lot to be desired...)
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Thank you folks, I've done some serious googleing last night and I couldn't really come up with anything decent. I might just take em with me on my next trip across the pond.
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Old 04.01.2011, 09:38
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I wouldn't mind seeing a pic of the Count Basie autograph, I have been a fan of his music since 2000. BTW if anyone is interested in his music try looking for I Got Rhythm(doesn't appear to be online anywhere ) and One O'Clock Jump(theres a few versions of this and the one on youtube and the 3 disc CD set from the EU leaves a lot to be desired...)
I'll put up his pic as my avatar this evening when I get home so you can see it. I'm a blues man myself...and I cannot really appreaciate Jazz as yet.
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Old 04.01.2011, 09:47
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Re: Question about autographed pictures

Wow! OT but let me know what the Louis Amstrong and Ella Fitzgerald are valued at? Definitely interested if you ever want to get rid of them
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I'll put up his pic as my avatar this evening when I get home so you can see it. I'm a blues man myself...and I cannot really appreaciate Jazz as yet.
Nice. Also where did you find these at? Across the pond or somewhere close like Germany(I vaguely remember reading once that jazz was popular there in the 30's.)
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Wow! OT but let me know what the Louis Amstrong and Ella Fitzgerald are valued at? Definitely interested if you ever want to get rid of them
..not a problem. The one with Satchmo is a pic with him and Velma Middleton and both signed the picture.
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Nice. Also where did you find these at? Across the pond or somewhere close like Germany(I vaguely remember reading once that jazz was popular there in the 30's.)
They belonged to some person who's passed away (from work)...and were going to end up in a dumpster!!
That is why I wanted to verfy their authenticity. Some of them were dedicated to him (his name was Kurt). Fortunately, Ella, and Count Basie weren't...(not sure about the Satchmo one).
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They belonged to some person who's passed away (from work)...and were going to end up in a dumpster!!
That is why I wanted to verfy their authenticity. Some of them were dedicated to him (his name was Kurt). Fortunately, Ella, and Count Basie weren't...(not sure about the Satchmo one).
I can't believe someone would throw them away

At the very least they're obviously something that your workmate valued!
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I can't believe someone would throw them away

At the very least they're obviously something that your workmate valued!
Well, that's the thing, he did...but his successor who now retired didn't have a clue what they were and the new guy wanted to throw them away because they were sticking onto a cupboard door.
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Re: Question about autographed pictures

Here, as promised.


ps: Could a kind soul please explain me how to attach multiple pictures...as all of those that I took seem to be too large to upload.
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Try uploading them to http://tinypic.com/ and copy and paste links on here.
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LiB, I'm sure it all depends on what you have.. when the autographs were signed( year ) , what they were signed on ( toilet paper, sheet music ) and the condition.

no doubt if you do a little googling you'll find some online resources and maybe someone with ( ) more knowledge that I.

FYI... I had a Beatles press pack from 1964 signed by "Murray the K" and I sold that in about 1989 for USD 100.--
I'm sure it would be worth more nowadays...those things tend to appreaciate in value.
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Try uploading them to http://tinypic.com/ and copy and paste links on here.
This Tinypic site is taking too long to upload the pics...I will see whether I can use picasa tomorrow.
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Re: Question about autographed pictures

That picture is of Count Basie is lovely. I'm glad you save it.

If you look online "count basie" autographed photo you get anywhere from $19 to $375.....
http://www.memorabilia-uk.co.uk/prod...d=4486&cat=433

This page says they do appraisals too.

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, I've done some serious googleing last night .
Googleing ..is that what you kids call it these days?

Did the first owner buy them online ? or how did he get them..i remember a friend who bought some online with a cert.. how the cert was made i have no idea.. found it weird..
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Googleing ..is that what you kids call it these days?

Did you buy them online yourself? or how..i remember a friend who bought some online with a cert.. how the cert was made i have no idea.. found it weird..
He rescued them from a colleagues office. See above.
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