Absentee Bidding Is Currently Open
And Closes Friday Sep 20 at 12 PM ET
Home |Sitemap|Contact Us| Past Auctions  
 How to Bid   Register to Bid   Auctions   Consign   About US 
Bidder Login

New Bidder Registration
Forgot your password?

The Current Auction
Ends September 20th
Search
Advanced Search
By Item Number
Gallery Search
Past Auction Search
Bidding
How Do I Bid?
What is BidTracker™?
New Bidder Registration
The 30-Minute Rule
Terms and Conditions
New to RR Auction?
About Us
Testimonials
Register to Bid
Jobs at RR Auction
Press Releases
Consign to RR Auction
How to Consign
2019 Auction Calendar
Jan 9
Jan 17
Feb 6
Feb 21
Mar 6
Mar 14
Apr 10
Apr 18
May 8
May 16
May 23
Jun 12
Jun 20
Jul 10
Jul 18
Aug 7
Aug 15
Sep 12
Sep 20
Sep 25
Oct 10
Oct 17
Nov 6
Nov 21
Dec 4
Dec 12
  View All Dates & Deadlines

The Larry Rafferty Collection

Back to Home | Previous Page

With a penchant for autographs of jazz and blues greats from throughout music history, Larry Rafferty has spent a lifetime assembling one of the most diverse and impressive collections around. He was first inspired to collect in the 1970s when he uncovered a 1920s Okeh Records promo still signed by Louis Armstrong, and has continued the hunt for such treasures to today. After emerging as one of the hobby’s most prolific collectors, he became one of its most respected dealers—now known by his customers around the globe as ‘Mr. Bebop.’ Two decades ago, Rafferty started selling out of necessity, making space for new finds as his collection grew, in a venture that has evolved into one of today’s prime sources for art and music material. With his impending retirement and retreat from the business, several of the gems of Rafferty’s collection were offered in our Spring and Fall 2014 Marvels of Modern Music Auctions, shattering previous sales records for rare jazz and blues autographs. Now available in our July 2015 Marvels of Modern Music Auction is a continuation of select offerings from this highly sought-after collection.