Description

    Billie Holiday Handwritten Note. A 5.25" x 7" sheet of pale green stationery bearing an undated handwritten note by the Jazz legend in black ink. In full: "Please make my current check and all my future Doubleday checks payable to Billie Holiday instead of A. Weinberger. Thank you for your kind consideration. Sincerely yours,". Doubleday was the original publisher of Holiday's 1956 autobiography, Lady Sings the Blues, placing the note during the last few years of her life. Though she doesn't sign at the end, Holiday's use of her name in the text makes for a rather unconventional sort of autograph. In Very Fine condition with some mild wear and toning along the edges, and a horizontal fold crease that runs through the uppermost portion of Holiday's name. Accompanied by James Spence Authentication auction LOA.

    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Flat Material, Small (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    February, 2011
    18th-20th Friday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 0
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,053

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2020 October 27 Domain Names Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    This was all very much appreciated and an ongoing testament of how good Heritage Auctions are.
    Vanessa H.,
    Brackley, United Kingdom
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2017 November 11 Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction - Dallas
    2017 November 11 Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $1,635,684