Cash’s personal passport, number 083042239, issued on January 15, 1993. Passport measures 3.5 x 5, and contains typed personal information on the inside front cover, including his place and date of birth, and the issuing office location of New Orleans. Affixed to the page is Cash’s color 1.5 x 1.75 passport snapshot, and signed on the adjacent page in ballpoint, “John R. Cash,” with the page also bearing a November 27, 2002, cancellation stamp. Passport is matted and framed with a full-length color portrait and an informational plaque stating the document “still reflects numerous travels abroad, including visits to London, Jamaica and Australia,” to an overall size of 15.5 x 31. In fine condition, with expected punch holes and slight wear from use. Around this time Cash was enjoying a period of rejuvenation that saw him bring introduced to new audiences. He won a Grammy award for Best Contemporary Folk Album in 1994, and was well-received at the 1994 Glastonbury Festival, which he called one of the highlights of his career. He also achieved exposure for notable television appearances, including lending his voice to The Simpsons. His travel was heavily curtailed in 1997 after being diagnosed with Shy-Drager syndrome. An important item called upon frequently during Cash’s swan song. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.
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