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Item 5214 - Sonny Boy Williamson's Personally-Owned and -Used Harmonica Catalog 540 (Nov 2018)

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Sold Price: $1,621.90 (includes buyer's premium)


Sonny Boy Williamson's personally-owned and -used Hohner Old Standard harmonica in the key of G, measuring 4″ long, with attached provenance tag: "Harmonica owned & played by Sonny Boy Williamson, Legendary Blues Harmonica Player from Helena, Ark / Purchased from Lillie Burnett, widow of Chester Burnett AKA 'Howlin' Wolf,' who also collected harmonicas." In fine condition. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from the Memphis Music Hall of Fame Museum, dated 2001, noting that this was owned by Sonny Boy Williamson, and was part of Howlin' Wolf's collection, purchased from his widow. Also includes a photocopy of the auction notice for the contents of the museum, a brochure for the museum, and a modern photograph of Williamson.

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