Signed book: Red Hot and Blue. Limited first edition of 300 copies (this being No. 15). NY: Random House, 1936. Hardcover, 9.25 x 12.25. Signed on the colophon in black ink. Book is presented in a custom-clamshell case. Autographic condition: fine, with a bit of trivial edge toning to signed page. Book condition: VG-/None, in NF custom blue-cloth covered case with red leather title-piece on front. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.
Category Archives: Cole Porter
One of Cole Porter’s personally owned and worn waistcoats. Gray checked vest, made by Knize of New York, bears two rows of three buttons in the front and a label sewn into the waist, with Porter’s name typed onto it and dated May 18, 1954. In fine condition. At this time, Porter was in between two hit shows, Can-Can and Silk Stockings, which ran for a combined 1369 shows. Provenance: Sotheby’s, December 2011. RR Auction COA.