London, South Kensington
26 April 2001
An ivory linen-effect two-piece stage suit, the jacket with deep patch pockets, the inside edge of the cuff on the right-hand sleeve showing signs of wear [presumably from playing the guitar]; the loose-fitting trousers with front pleats and narrow turn-ups, the right-hand trouser pocket inscribed inside in blue ballpoint pen, in an unidentified hand, Buddy Holly; accompanied by two corresponding black and white machine-print photographs of Holly on stage during the 1957 U.S. Tour (printed later), 11x16in.(28x40.2cm.) and 11x14in. (28x35.6cm.) (3)
Ex-lot 640, Property from the Estate of Buddy Holly included in Sotheby's New York Collector's Carousel Auction, 22nd June, 1991
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Please note the estimate for this lot is £9000-12000 and not £8000-12000 as printed in the catalogue.
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