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    Original Grand Ole Opry Shoe Shine Kit with Black and White Photo. This lot is a truly one-of-a-kind historical piece that comes directly from Ryman Auditorium, site of the original Grand Ole Opry. This is the shoeshine kit, owned and used by Clifford Hampton. Hampton would shine the shoes and/or boots of such major country artists as Hank Williams, Sr., Ernest Tubb, Roy Acuff, and Tex Ritter just before they would take the stage for their weekly performance. This lot also comes with an original black and white photo showing Hampton waiting backstage at the Grand Ole Opry for his next customer. This kit, although in brittle condition, has a truly amazing history considering that almost every major early Country Music star put his or her shoes or boots on this kit. If only it could talk, what stories it could tell.

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    Auction Dates
    Sep-Oct, 2004
    30th-1st Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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