Lot #440
Led Zeppelin

Incredible fully signed Led Zepellin II
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Estimate: $16000+

Description

Incredible fully signed Led Zepellin II

Led Zeppelin II album signed on the front cover in black ballpoint by John Paul Jones, John Bonham, and Robert Plant, and in red ballpoint by Jimmy Page. In very good to fine condition, with light soiling, edge wear, and two gouges to the front cover not affecting the signatures or overall appearance. The record is included. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from the original recipient, in part: "As a young lad trying to earn some 'pocket money' in the late 1970's and early 1980's I did gardening work for some family friends. One of my jobs was to keep the back yard of their hairdressing salon…tidy and weed free. I was very much into my rock music at this time and because of this the family friends introduced me to Pat Bonham who was, along with Zoe and Jason Bonham, a regular client at the salon. Early in 1980, when I saw her in the salon, I asked Pat if she could get the band to autograph an album cover for a friend as a birthday present…A few weeks later I was called on the telephone and told to get to the salon ASAP…I found Pat with the album for my friend (only signed by Robert Plant) and also with…the album cover I am writing about. It was Led Zeppelin II and had been autographed by all four members…According to Pat it had been left by a girl for the whole group to sign and she had forgotten who the girl was. It had been 'kicking around the house for ages' and as such Pat decided that I should have it as I hadn't asked for any autographs for myself." Upon its release in late October 1969, Zeppelin’s eponymously titled sophomore effort became an instant, monster success within the US and UK, and quickly cemented the quartet as the next great British rock act. Given the era’s passive attitude towards autograph collecting and the increased security implemented by Zeppelin’s now legendary manager Peter Grant, band-signed items remain exceptionally scarce. There are reportedly less than thirty known fully signed Led Zeppelin albums extant. A true rock history rarity.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs And Artifacts
  • Dates: #497 - Ended April 12, 2017





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