Lot #587

Fully signed Dutch pressing of A Night at the Opera
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Estimate: $8000+

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Fully signed Dutch pressing of A Night at the Opera

Dutch pressing of Queen's classic album A Night at the Opera, signed and inscribed on the front cover in black ink, "To Trudi, Roger Taylor," and in black ballpoint, "To Trudi, John Deacon," "To Trudi, Brian May, x thanks 6D," and "Freddie Mercury." In fine condition, with professional cleaning to the front cover to remove some aging, in no way affecting the choice signatures. The white vinyl record is included. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks. Consignor notes that the original recipient had given May several sixpence (6d), which he has famously used throughout his career as guitar picks, and that the album was signed at Elland Road stadium in Leeds on May 29, 1982, during Queen's globe-trotting Hot Space Tour. The album was signed for Trudi Humphry, a lifelong fan of Queen, who met the band on numerous occasions, starred in multiple music videos, and was heavily involved with the Official Queen Fan Club in London; the latter role allowed her direct access to the band while attending various concerts with exclusive backstage passes. Signed copies of Queen's magnum opus are highly coveted, with this example all the more desirable as it derives from the collection of a trusted member of Queen's legendary fanbase.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: September 12 - October 07

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