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The Estates of Lorraine and John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie September 14th 2005


Lot:   1

JOHN GILLESPIE`S NEW JERSEY DRIVER`S LICENSE 
Expired December 31, 1995, together with two metal Social Security cards and a paper health insurance card, wear throughout, 4 pieces

Price Realized: $250

Lot:   2

A BERGEN COUNTY CHIEFS OF POLICE ASSOCIATION, INC., NJ `86 CARD 
Certifying John "Dizzy" Gillespie, bearer, is pledged to cooperate with the Bergen County Police Chiefs Association in their Traffic Safety Campaign, signed on verso

Price Realized: $20

Lot:   3

A UNITED STATES PASSPORT 
Issued to John Birks Gillespie on July 25, 1991

Price Realized: $1400

Lot:   4

A LARGE AUTOGRAPHED WINDOW POSTER FROM THE GAP STORE 
Depicting a black and white photograph of a laughing Dizzy Gillespie, printed at top left "Gap Mock Turtleneck as worn by Dizzy Gillespie/Photographed by Herb Ritts" and across the bottom "STYLE BEYOND RULES. PURE GAP./GAP", double-sided with the words appearing backwards on the other side, signed "Be Bop/Dizzy Gillespie `90", this poster was created for Gap`s "Individuals of Style" ad campaign and most likely hung in a store at some time, small tear at top, 47 1/2"w x 68"h

Price Realized: $400

Lot:   5

A GIANT SILVERED METAL LIGHTER ENGRAVED ON ONE SIDE, "THE H.N.I.C." 
And on the reverse side: "To Dizzy Gillespie with Kindest Affection from Moody & Margenia", together with two additional lighters, (one in the form of a microphone), three ashtrays, a photo of Dizzy, with one lighter and ashtray, shaving, and three cigar cutters, 10 pieces

Price Realized: $200

Lot:   6

DIZZY GILLESPIE`S NAVAL OFFICER`S CAP 
Stained and worn, together with a group of photos showing Dizzy and Fidel Castro wearing the cap and a press kit for A Night in Havana: Dizzy Gillespie in Cuba

Price Realized: $350

Lot:   7

A MINIATURE COPY OF DIZZY AND LORRAINE GILLESPIE`S MARRIAGE LICENSE 
Dated May 9, 1940, together with an ID card for Lorraine Gillespie with Dizzy Gillespie postage stamp on top, and notification information in case of emergency: "Mr. D. Gillespie, 565 5th Ave., Shav Artist, Inc."

Price Realized: $50

Lot:   8

A COLOR PHOTOGRAPH OF ROBERT DENIRO AND CHUCK LOW DRESSED IN GAUCHO COSTUMES 
Taken from the 1986 movie "The Mission". Inscribed: "To Pretty Dizzy and Sweet Lorraine, Love, long life happiness and smiles. Love, Chuck Low", and inscribed: "Best Wishes Robert DeNiro", together with other autographed celebrity photographs, including a photo of Mayor Maynard Jackson of Atlanta, and a photo of Dizzy and Itzhak Pearlman practicing their music

Price Realized: $125

Lot:   9

TWO AUTOGRAPHED RAWLINGS BASEBALLS IN BOX 
Inscribed January 23, 24, 25, 1992, The Blue Note, autographed "Dizzy Gillespie", "David Sanchez", "Kenny Washington", "Jackie McClean?", and "Lewis Nash" with black ink hand drawn drum set, "Paquito D Ruiz?" and "George Chavez?" with blue ink drawing of saxophone, and others indistinguishably signed, the other inscribed in blue ink "Paris March 23, 1989 Stay wit it...Dizzy Gillespie" and "Keep On Pitchin Max Roach"

Price Realized: $325

Lot:   10

AN AUTOGRAPHED BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPH OF MARY LOU WILLIAMS 
"To St. Lorraine, Love you madly-you`re the greatest...Mary Lou 8/25/72", together with a Novena Manual with handwritten inscription "Love Marylou, To Dizzy, May God bless you and keep you with him, bring you strength to conquer the enemy sin, Satan temptation and war", book copyright 1943, a photo of Dizzy and Mary Lou, and a 45 record with "Let`s do the Froggy Bottom" and "Jesus is the Best"

Price Realized: $350

Lot:   11

A MISCELLANEOUS GROUP OF LOUIS ARMSTRONG RELATED MEMORABILIA 
Comprising a limited edition "1973 Tribute to the Father of Jazz Louis Armstrong" silver ingot, depicting profile of Armstrong playing the trumpet, in red velvet presentation box, an autographed black and white publicity photograph of Lucille and Louis Armstrong and inscribed in green script "To Lorraine y Dizzy, Fondly Lucille & Satchmo, 1963", two black and white photos of Louis, a Happy Birthday telegram to Lorraine from Lucille and Satchmo, a piece of blank stationary engraved Mrs. "Satchmo", a Queens College letter from Shirley Strum Kenny, the president, to Dizzy Gillespie, dated October 22, 1987, thanking him for participation in the celebration "For the Love of Louis", a folder cover from the celebration with the Queens College logo and trumpet art on the cover, autographed by a number of musicians/guests, a wall plaque of a New York Times obituary aticle on Louis Armstrong, written by Dizzy, and seven records, 17 pieces

Price Realized: $9500

Lot:   12

A GROUP OF BILL COSBY RELATED MEMORABILIA 
Comprising a handwritten note on Camille O. Cosby`s personalized card: "Dear swimming partner, Enjoy! Love Camille", with attached note card and handwritten note: "I just found out my wife sent you flowers...if you want the other side cut on, keep fooling with my wife! Love, Bill Cosby", an autographed picture of Bill and Dizzy inscribed "To Dizzy, Love Bill", a picture of Bill, Dizzy, and Charlie "The Whale" Lake, a picture of Bill, Camille, and Dizzy, a large photo of Bill, and four VHS tapes of Bill Cosby, 9 pieces

Price Realized: $375

Lot:   13

A GROUP OF CHUCK MANGIONE RELATED MEMORABLIA 
Comprising a get well card to Dizzy from Chuck Mangione, with handwritten note "Hey Diz, Hope you feel so good real soon, Love", signature is initials, below which is handwritten "Feels So Good", and a hand drawn staff with notes, followed by "etc", in stamped envelope, no postmark, several record albums, two signed (one by Chuck Mangione and the other by Frank "Papa" Mangione), an invitation to Frank and Nancy Mangione`s 50th wedding anniversary, and a Chuck Mangione pin, 12 pieces

Price Realized: $200

Lot:   14

A NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL NEW YORK CERTIFICATE 
Under plexiglas and affixed to wood plaque, naming John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie to its Hall of Fame, awarded at Radio City Music Hall, July 1, 1976, 15"h x 12"w

Price Realized: $250

Lot:   15

A GREAT ARTISTS OF OUR TIME PLAQUE 
Affixed to wood plaque, presented to "Dizzy Gillespie for your Contribution to the Universal Language of Music", 13 1/4"h x 16 1/4"w

Price Realized: $125

Lot:   16

A HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME PLAQUE 
Presented to Dizzy Gillespie, October 20, 1995, together with a copy of a bill from the ceremony, a laminated walk of fame "Best Person" certificate, and 35 mm pictures from the dedication and ceremony, apx. 15 pieces

Price Realized: $3500

Lot:   17

A HAND BLOWN GLASS SCULPTURE OF DIZZY PLAYING THE TRUMPET 
On a black wooden base with inscribed plaque, "Diz Blows Toward Abha", signed "Allie", repairs, 17 1/2"h

Price Realized: $700

Lot:   18

A LETTER OF CONDOLENCE FROM PRESIDENT-ELECT BILL CLINTON TO MRS. DIZZY GILLESPIE 
Dated January 12, 1993, on "Office of the President-Elect and Vice President-Elect" letterhead, signed Bill Clinton in blue ink, together with a reply from Mrs. Gillespie to President and Mrs. Clinton thanking them for their letter of condolence, a 1993 one page printed commemorative invitation for the January 20, 1993 "Fifty-Second Presidential Inauguration", a full page invitation with official "Inauguration of President and Vice President 1993" gold engraved seal with Clinton and Gore names, from The Presidential Inaugural Committee inviting the attendance at the inauguration of William Jefferson Clinton as President and Albert Gore, Jr as Vice President on January 20th, 1993, a full page Calendar of Public Events from January 17 through January 21, 1993, relating to the 52nd Presidential inaugural, and Christmas cards from the White House with printed signatures of Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton

Price Realized: $1300

Lot:   19

TWO SILVERED TRUMPET MOUTHPIECES 
Each engraved "Al Lass, Milford Mass" one dated `43 and the other `47

Price Realized: $500

Lot:   20

A SCHILKE CHICAGO USA (#7142) GOLD PLATED BRASS THREE PISTON VALVE TRUMPET 
Inscribed "DIZ", losses and replacements, 5 1/2"h x 7"l

Price Realized: $1100

Lot:   21

A RED PAINTED METAL SEAT 
Dizzy`s seat, losses and wear, 19"h x 18"w x 14"d

Price Realized: $375

Lot:   23

TWO "TROMBONE-MUTES" ADS FOR MODEL 315 
Designed by Gunnar Ullven, handmade copper and chromium plated "Dizzy Gillespie Cup Mute", folds

Price Realized: $10

Lot:   24

A BOOK TITLED "THE MAKING OF THE MUPPET SHOW OF MUPPETS AND MEN" BY CHRISTOPHER FINCH 
Henson Associates, 1981, Alfred A. Knopf Inc, inscribed "To Dizzy, With Love, Christmas 1981, Kermit the Frog, Jim and Dave and All the Gang" (signed in green), together with a Bendy "Kermit the Frog, Henson Associates Inc. 1956, 1977" handpainted puppet, made in England 14"h, a Bendy Miss Piggy Henson Associates Inc., 1976, 1978, handpainted puppet, made in England, 16"h, three cards signed Jim, David and all the Muppet people, eight photographs (one with Dizzy and James Moody), a Muppet Show guide to London, a red binder with Dizzy Gillespie in gilt letters housing the script for the Muppet Show #85, two VHS tapes, one of Dizzy and the Muppets, the other of Dizzy and Sesame Street, and a poster of Dizzy and Moody on a cruise ship, the poster inscribed "To Moody-Margena much love cousins John"

Price Realized: $500

Lot:   25

A BARREL DRUM 
The head inscribed in red ink, "John T. Robean (?)" stains and imperfections to surface, 17 1/4"h x 12"d

Price Realized: $275

Lot:   26

A GROUP OF SEVEN DUKE ELLINGTON RECORDS 
Comprising the following titles: "The Intimate Ellington", "Afro-Bossa Duke Ellington and his Orchestra", "Music by Duke Ellington From the Sound Track of Anatomy of a Murder", "The Ellington Suites", "The Symphonic Ellington", "Ellington Jazz Party", and "It Don`t Mean a Thing if it Ain`t got That Swing", together with a postcard of Duke by Paul J.Hoeffler, two mailgrams to Duke and Ruth Ellington, and an uncorrected copy of the book "The World of Duke Ellington" by Dance, 11 pieces

Price Realized: $50

Lot:   27

A MISCELLANEOUS GROUP OF JOHN COLTRANE RECORDS AND CDS 
Comprising two records, "Cannonball & Coltrane" and the double album set "Coltrane", and 4 CDs, "Coltrane for Lovers", "The Very Best of John Coltrane", "Coltrane", and "John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman"

Price Realized: $100

Lot:   28

TWO ELEANOR "BILLIE" HOLIDAY ALBUMS 
Comprising the triple record "Billie Holiday The Golden Years", and "Billie Holiday with Tony Scott and His Orchestra", together with a Billie Holiday postcard by Paul J. Hoeffler, 3 pieces

Price Realized: $10

Lot:   29

A MISCELLANEOUS GROUP OF COUNT BASIE RECORDS 
Comprising the following titles: "Chairman of the Board", "Basie/Eckstine Incorporated", "Kansas City Piano 1936-1941", "Joe Williams/Count Basie Memories Ad-Lib, I Told You So", and "The Songs of Bessie Smith, Teresa Brewer, Count Basie and Thad Jones", 6 pieces

Price Realized: $20

Lot:   30

THE NEW GROOVE DICTIONARY OF JAZZ 
Volume One A-K, Edited by Barry Kernfeld, together with a photograph of Dizzy and another gentleman seated next to the book, 2 pieces

Price Realized: $50