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#634 - Shura Cherkassky Estimate: $1,000+

The concert pianist's well-traveled passport

Durable and highly regarded Russian-born pianist (1911-1995) who mastered a wide-ranging repertoire of Romantic and modern works. Shura Cherkassky's well-traveled personal passport, number 157965, issued on December 11, 1934. The passport measures 3.75 x 6 and is filled out inside the cover in his own hand, "Shura Cherkassky, 305 West 98th Street, New York City," with famous pianomaker "Steinway & Sons, London," named as who to notify "in case of death or accident." His personal information is filled out in type inside, listing his occupation as "Pianist," signed below in thick fountain pen, "Shura Cherkassky." His passport photo is affixed to the opposite side, and is also signed across the top in fountain pen. The heavily used passport has several extra pages affixed inside, and includes visa stamps from all around the world: Sweden, France, Nazi Germany, England, Russia, Finland, Poland, Japan, and China, among many others. In very good condition, with moderately heavy overall wear from frequent use.

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