260. BARBER, Samuel- ALS on his 4 x 6" card with embossed name at top-"Dear Nellie Lee (Bok)-Merry Xmas to you all! Thank you for your understanding letter about the Hilsberg commission: I had told Frankel that Curtis (Bok) would have perhaps approved my decision, but F. like a good lawyer, was not so sure!. I see no reason for me to be on the board of the foundation. Carly had his reasons for not having me and Rudy Serkin must fight his own battles. Besides, agree with you that Carly seemed tired, less inclined and willing to give to the school all that is available. That is really all we want! Affectionately Sam 19 December '68" Its not all music- ..politics and money!!! "VANESSA" was a GREAT success at it's NYCO revival this fall.
.................$775
261. BOHM, Karl- Holiday greeting card from Thea (Linhard soprano) and Karl Bohm together with an unsigned photo.
.................$75
262. CALLAS, Maria Meneghini- the GREAT DIVA signs a holiday card showing the interior of Teatro alla Scala sent to a friend in Malta Ð the hand addressed envelope with the blind stamped Maria Meneghini Callas address on the flap is included as is a photo from the 1950s.
.................$675
263. CHARPENTIER, Gustav- SPC of the beloved composer of "Louise" on a balcony overlooking his beloved Paris He writes in French "Eternal wishes for 1909 Gustave Charpentier".
.................$375
264. DUPRE, Jacqueline- the great cellist signed a holiday card "and heartiest seasonal greetings Jacqueline duPre" GREAT BIG signature. Together with unsigned photo playing.
.................$875
265. DOMINGO, Placido and Marta- printed holiday card 1970.
.................$50
266. EAMES, Emma- SPc Aime Dupont profile bust shot of the Golden Age American soprano signed December 25th 1911.
.................$475
267. GERSHWIN, George- "George Gershwin sends his best wishes" matted with a photo of the young composer 9" x 13".
.................$2,500
268. GOBBI, Tito- the great baritone writes in Italian "all best greeting for a happy 1972 Tito Gobbi" along side a terrific color photo as Scarpia.
.................$125
269. HINES, Jerome- Holiday card with printed quote from "The Messiah" from Jerry & Lucia (Evangelista) Hines.
.................$50
270. LAURI-VOLPI, Giacomo- "Thank you very much Merry Christmas! Giacomo Lauri Volpi" sent from Burjastot (Valencia) Spain his long time home.
.................$50
271. MARKS, Johnny- AMusQS "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer."
.................$450
MASSENET, Jules- see COMPOSER section 272. MARTINELLI, Giovanni- signs holiday greeting card.
.................$50
273. MELBA, Dame Nellie- SP 7 x 9" photo of the GOLDEN AGE Australian soprano as Mimi in Act 1 of "La Boheme" d/s on the blind stamped Spencer-Shier Melbourne photographer's mount " Wishing Miss Varielle a Happy New Year Nellie Melba 1924." The slightly open door seems to be a hotel bath room rather than Rodolfo's garret!! Quite amusing!
.................$450
274. MILANOV, Zinka- nice big signature on a holiday card together with an informal backstage photo.
.................$85
275. NILSSON, Birgit- signs holiday greeting card together with photo of the late DIVA.
.................$50
276. PATTI, Adelina- ANS 4 line holiday greeting inside lovely ribbon bound holiday card signed Adelina Patti Cederstrom 1912-1913 together with a nice early photo of the great popular favorite.
.................$375
277. PAVAROTTI, Luciano- writes inside holiday card depicting Michetti's "La Pastorella" from the Museo di Modena. In Italian: "Christmas 1971, many greetings and Merry Christmas and Happy 1971 Luciano Pavarotti" $200-together with an unsigned photo of the late tenor STAR.
.................$200
278. RYSANEK, Leonie & GROSSMANN, Rudolph (her baritone husband #1)- both sign holiday card together with a photo of the great DIVA as the Kaiserin.
.................$50
279. SEGOVIA, Andres- " MErry Christmas and Happy New Year 1985 A Segovia" together with a terrific large size unusual caricature.
.................$250
280. SONDHEIM, Stephen- SP of the popular Broadway composer who writes: "Merry Christmas from Stephen Sondheim".
.................$275
281. SVANHOLM, Set- "Merry Christmas and Happy New Year" in Swedish from Set Svanhom's family with a long handwritten message alongside a photo of the happy family. Svanholm was a super heldentenor!
.................$65
282. TAKADA, Sakuzo- the Japanese tenor signs a lovely Japanese holiday card.
.................$75
283. TEBALDI, Renata- greeting card signed Renata Tebaldi together with unsigned photo.
.................$150
284. WAGNER, Winifred- writes" Sincerely yours Winifred Wagner" inside a holiday card.
.................$50
285. CARUSO, Enrico- ALS 1 p in Italian Hotel Savoy New York stationery 1906 ending... "we exchange with all our heart greetings for the Christmas and New Years your most devoted Enrico Caruso" with an unsigned photo of the great tenor.
.................$750


Holiday Greetings - $20 each - 6 for $100
285. ADLER, Kurt
286. ALBANESE, Licia
287. ALLERS, Franz
288. ALVARY, Lornezo
289. AYOMA, Yoshio
290. BACQUIER, Gabriel
291. BARDELLI, Cesare
292. BELMONT, Eleanor (Opera Guild)
293. BJONER, Ingrid
294. BUSSINGER, Toni
295. CASEI, Nedda
296. CASSEL, Walter
297. COLZANI, Anselmo
298. CRESPIN, Regine
299. CRISTINI, Mario
300. CVEJIC, Biserka
301. della CASA, Lisa showing Schloss Gottlieb an Am Bodensee
302. de PAOLIS
303. DEUTEKOM, Cristina
304. DIAKOV, Anton
305. DICKIE, Murray
306. DOOLEY, William-photo
307. DRUCKER, Judy
308. DUNN, Mignon
309. DUPONT, Jacques
310. DVORAKOVA, Ludmilla
311. EBERT, Carl
312. FARRELL, Eileen-as Eileen Brennan
313. FERNANDEZ, Ruth
313a. FERNANDI, Eugenio
314. FLAGELLO, Ezio
315. FLORESCU, Arta-at home in Romania
316. FORST, Judith
317. GEDDA, Nicolai
318. GERARD, Rolf
319. GENTELE, Marit & Goran
320. GRAF, Herbert
321. GRAMM, Donald
322. GUARRERA, Frank
323. HARSHAW, Margaret
324. HERLEA, Nicolae
325. HINES, Jerome - photo with family
325a. HOPF, Hans
326. HUROK, Sol
327. KABAIWANSKA, Raina
328. KATONA, Tibor
329. KAYE, Judy
330. KULLMAN, Charles
331. LEWIS, William
332. LIGENDZA, Caterina 333. LONDON, George
334. LORENGAR, Pilar- with ALS
335. LUDWIG, Christa
336. MACURDY, John photo with family
337. MADEIRA, Jena
338. MALIPONTE, Adriana
339. MAXIMOVNA, Ita
339a. MAZZOLI, Feruccio
340. MERRILL, Nathanial
341. MESS, Suzanne
342. MILNES, Sherill
343. MITTELMAN, Norman
344. MORELL, Barry
345. NEBLETT, Carol
346. NILSSON, Birgit
347. OTEY, Louis
348. OTTOLINI, Luigi
349. PEERCE, Jan
350. PETERS, Roberta
351. PILOU, Jeanette- ALS
352. POZOLOV, Mikhal
353. PREVEDI, Bruno
353a. PUMA, Salvatrore
354. REARDON, John
355. RESNIK, Regina
356. RITCHARD, Sir Cyril
357. ROSENSTOCK, Joseph
358. ROTHENBERGER, Anneliese
359. RUDOLPH, Max
359a. SALDARI, Luciano
360. SATANOWSKI, Robert
361. SCHIPPERS, Thomas
362. SCHNEIDER-SIEMSEN, Gunther
363. SHIRLEY, George
364. SIMIONATO, Giulietta
365. STRATAS, Teresa
366. SUTHERLAND, Dame Joan
366a. TGLIAVINI, Franco
367. TOZZI, Giorgio
368. TUCKER, Richard- ALS on postcard
369. THEBOM, Blanche
370. UHDE, Hermann
371. UPPMAN, Theodore
372. VELIS, Andrea
373. VERRETT, Shirley
374. VINCO, Ivo
375. VOKETITIS, Arnold
376. WIEMANN, Ernst
377. WILDERMANN, William
378. ZIMMERMANN, Margarita
379. ZSELLER, Eva


Abbreviations
SP - Signed Photo
AL - Album Leaf
AS - Autograph Sentiment
PCC - Printed Calling Cards
ALS - Autographed Letter Signed
D/S - Dedicated & Signed
ANS - Autographed, Note, Signed
SPc - Signed Postcard
AMusQS - Autographed Musical Quote Signed
TLS - Letter signed by person described
LS - Letter signed by person described,
written by another


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