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RR Autograph Auction Billie Holiday Signed Portrait Presented to Boxing Champ Archie Moore

RR Autograph Auction Billie HolidayLegendary singer (1915–1959), revered as one of the greatest and most individual vocalists in the history of blues and jazz, who died from cirrhosis of the liver at the age of 44. Marvelous vintage glossy 8 x 8.75 photo, signed and inscribed to the champion boxer in white ink, “For Archie Moore, Stay Happy Always, Billie Holiday.” A small area of surface loss below (but not affecting) the signature, ink slightly faded, and uniformly trimmed bottom edge, otherwise fine condition. Holiday is very difficult to find in signed images of any size, and the interesting association with Moore—who was also an activist for African-American civil rights—makes this example particularly desirable. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.


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