Lot #8008
Bob Dylan (10) Albums from Girlfriend Barbara Hewitt's Collection

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Estimate: $400+


Collection of ten Bob Dylan (and Dylan-related) albums and records from the personal collection of Barbara Hewitt, his former Hibbing classmate and sometime girlfriend. As a teen in 1958, Dylan wrote dozens of love letters to Hewitt, assuring her of his enduring love and asking for hers in return. In those letters, he imagines himself as a musician with a million record sales, sharing a stage with Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens. These albums, released between 1962 and 1969, represent the fulfillment of those dreams. The collection is highlighted by a rare original stereo pressing of Dylan's self-titled debut album, with red-and-black 'six eye' Columbia Records labels on the record.

Includes seven Bob Dylan stereo albums, complete with their sleeves and records:
Bob Dylan (Columbia, CS 8579, Stereo, 6-Eye label, XSM-55621-1E/XSM-55622-1F in runout)
The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (Columbia, CS 8786, Stereo, XSM-58719-3AC/XSM-58720-1F in runout)
The Times They Are A-Changin' (Columbia, CS 8905, Stereo, XSM-75528-1C/XSM-75529-1C in runout)
Bringing It All Back Home (Columbia, CS 9128, Stereo, XSM-79423-1B/XSM-79424-1B in runout)
Highway 61 Revisited (Columbia, CS 9189, Stereo, XSM110641-1D/XSM110640-1B in runout)
John Wesley Harding (Columbia, CS 9604, Stereo, XSM135311-1J/XSM135312-1L in runout)
Nashville Skyline (Columbia, KCS 9825, Stereo, XSM139756-1H/XSM139757-1H in runout)

One lone record from the two-disc Self Portrait (Columbia, C2X 30050, Stereo) missing its sleeve.

Plus two Dylan-related albums: Joan Baez (Vanguard, VSD 2077, Stereo); and The Immortal Songs of Bob Dylan Played by the Gotham String Quartet (Philips, PHS 600-218, Stereo).

In overall very good to fine condition, with various scuffs and scratches to discs, partial edge splits to the Highway 61 and Nashville Skyline sleeves, a tear and crease to the label on the back of the John Wesley Harding sleeve, and other general expected wear. Accompanied by a few of Hewitt's own local newspaper clippings covering Dylan's rise to fame, as well as a clipped magazine ad for The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan.

From the collection of Barbara Ann Hewitt

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Marvels of Modern Music
  • Dates: #648 - Ended November 17, 2022