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  • Music
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    Irving Berlin

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    Dgn 141: Sc. 3669 Irving Berlin 5"x7" Dragon Card with an early photo of Berlin. First Day of Issue hand cancel larger illustration (new window)...$2.50

    Dgn 141a: Sc. 3669 Irving Berlin 5"x7" Dragon Card "Friends and Colleagues:" Older photo of Berlin, and stamps representing some of his many friends and colleagues: Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, Lorenz Hart, George and Gershwin, George Gershwin (who was turned down for a job by Berlin as too talented), Victor Herbert, Dorothy Parker, George M. Cohan. Tied by a First Day of Issue and larger illustration (new window)...$7.00

    Dgn 141b: Sc. 3669 Irving Berlin 5"x7" Dragon Card, "Performers" Combo: Older photo of Berlin, with stamps for opera tenor John McCormack and singer Al Jolson, representing the wide range of artists who performed Berlin's tunes. First Day of Issue hand cancel larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

    Dgn 141c: Sc. 3669 Irving Berlin 5"x7" Dragon Card, "Roots" Combo: Older photo of Berlin, with New York City and Celebrate The Century Immigrants stamps. Gershwin came to New York City when he was 5, and lived there the rest of his life larger illustration (new window)...$3.25

    Dgn 142: Sc. 3669 Irving Berlin 5"x7" Dragon Card with a photo of Berlin in a tweed jacket seated at a piano. First Day of Issue hand cancel larger illustration (new window)...$2.50

    Dgn 142b: Sc. 3669 Irving Berlin 5"x7" Dragon Card "American Music" Combo: Tweed jacket, Stephen Foster (his hero, whose photo adorned his office) and the American Music stamp, First Day of Issue hand cancel. Berlin and Foster were two of the major figures in American popular music larger illustration (new window)...$3.00

    Dgn 142c: Sc. 3669 Irving Berlin 5"x7" Dragon Card "Super Patriot" Combo: Tweed jacket, with Eisenhower, Churchill, World War I stamps. Berlin wrote, produced and starred in shows during both World Wars to boost troops' morale. On one tour, meeting Churchill, the British leader mistook him for a political science scholar and their conversation was strange larger illustration (new window)...$4.25

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    Dgn 143: Sc. 3669 Irving Berlin 8"x11" Dragon Card "Annie Get Your Gun" combo: Photos of Berlin, Rodgers, and Hammerstein auditioning the cast for the show (and the R&H stamp); Berlin, Merman and Fields working on a revival in the 1960s (Merman, Fields stamps); Judy Garland as Annie, before she was replaced due to illness (Garland stamp). Plus larger illustration (new window)...$10.00

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    Dgn 143a: Sc. 3669 Irving Berlin Annie Get Your Gun combo minus Garland and Fields


    Paul Robeson

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    Dgn 165: Sc. 3834 Paul Robeson 5"x7" Dragon Card with a serious portrait of Robeson, First Day of Issue hand cancel larger illustration.

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    Dgn 165a: Sc. 3834 Paul Robeson 5"x7" Dragon Card with a serious portrait of Robeson, First Day of Issue hand cancel, with W.E.B. DuBois stamp from Celebrate The Century: Both ran afoul of the anti-communist fervor of the 1950s larger illustration...$3.50

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    Dgn 165b: Sc. 3834 Paul Robeson 5"x7" Dragon Card with a serious portrait of Robeson, First Day of Issue hand cancel, with "Showboat" and "Porgy & Bess" stamps: He starred in both, and "Old Man River" was written for him, although he was not able to play the part until the London production larger illustration...$6.00


    Mancini

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    Dgn 170: Sc. 3839 Henry Mancini 5"x7" Dragon Card with film frames showing piano and flute (his first instrument), and superimposed title fading in. First Day of Issue hand cancel larger illustration (new window)...$2.50

    Dgn 170c: Sc. 3839 Henry Mancini 5"x7" Dragon Card with film frames showing piano and flute (his first instrument), and superimposed title fading in. With Sc. 3772d Movie Music, First Day of Issue hand cancel (upper right corner is slightly bent). Just 10 produced. larger illustration (new window)...$3.50

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    Dgn 171: Sc. 3839 Mancini/Charade 5"x7" Dragon Card with reproduction of poster from "Charade," starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn, with music by Mancini. The plot revolves around rare stamps. With Grant, Hepburn and Mancini stamps, First Day of Issue hand cancel. Similar to the Grant/Hepburn dual cancel, Dgn 155 larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

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