Lot #2195
Janis Joplin Signed and Hand-Addressed Mailing Envelope

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Estimate: $1500+


Hand-addressed mailing envelope, 6 x 4, addressed by Janis Joplin to "Mr. Peter de Blanc, RTms. 10-6, Beth-Israel Hospital, Pearlman Pl. New York & N.Y.,” marked at the top "No. 12” and “Air Mail!!" The reverse flap bears Joplin's return address, which includes her full signature, “Miss Janis Lyn Joplin, 3130 Lombardy, Port Arthur, Tex.” Envelope also bears a September 20, 1965, Port Arthur, Texas, postmark. In very good to fine condition, with expected wear.

The recipient of this envelope was Joplin's boyfriend, Peter de Blanc, to whom Joplin wrote often during a part of 1965 with aspirations of eventual marriage. Back home and working to overcome her dependency on drugs and alcohol, she wrote him lengthy letters detailing her recovery and hopes for their future. Unfortunately, the following year, he would break off their engagement. Items signed with the psychedelic rocker's full signature are extremely scarce.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Marvels of Modern Music
  • Dates: #636 - Ended May 19, 2022

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