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History & Culture Auction

JG.Limited / April 25, 2023


Two exceptionally rare items relating to the iconic actor Jack Nicholson, and another pertaining to George Walker, the first African American to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music, will headline JG.Limited’s online-only History & Culture timed auction, online now at www.JG.Limited and closing Tuesday, April 25th. The sale is packed with 850 collectible lots. The first Nicholson piece is a sheet with legendary filmmaker Stanley Kubrick’s autographed hand-written production notes inscribed to Nicholson during the filming of the classic horror film The Shining. Penned on original EMI Elmstreet Studios Limited by Kubrick, using a red felt tip marking pen, the letter alerts Mr. Nicholson to an EMI theater schedule (est. $4,000-$5,000). The second item is a 1987 typed letter, signed by Ron Harry, the Boston Garden organist for the Boston Celtics, addressed to Nicholson and telling him the reason he plays the song Hit the Road Jack during Celtics games: “Word has it that you are…America’s Number One Basketball Fan! That is the only reason that I play Hit the Road Jack – just good-natured fun” (est. $750-$1,000). The George Walker item is an AMQS (autograph musical quotation signed), handwritten sheet music for a piece titled Sonata No. 1 for Piano, dated 1953. Walker (1922-2018), was an American composer, pianist and organist, as well as the first African American to win the Pulitzer Prize. The AMQS, in fine condition, carries a modest pre-sale estimate of $400-$500. Here's a direct link to the auction: https://bid.jg.limited/auctions/5-KQE9O/history-culture. In addition to online bidding, phone bids will also be accepted. To place a phone bid, call 978-536-0033. Bidders please take note: 30-minute extended bidding starts on April 25th at 8 pm Eastern time. The clock will then reset for another 30 minutes each time a bid is placed. The 30-minute clock reset is unique for every lot; each has its own unique countdown during extended bidding period. To learn more about JG.Limited and the History & Culture auction, please visit www.JG.Limited.