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Price: $250.00

ARTURO BENEDETTI MICHELANGELI - PIANIST

MINT CONDITION

Autographed prepared envelope from the famed Sigurd Berg collection of the legendary Italian, later Swiss pianistm /February 25, 1950.  We offer with a 4” x 6” image of the pianist.

Michelangeli (1920-1995) spent the 1948-1949 concert season making his first American tour.  It would stand to reason based upon the date of our envelope, Mr. Berg either heard, or heard of Michelangeli during that year.  The pianist ended up cutting the tour short, as he felt he was being paraded around by his managers like a “Barnum act”. 

Sigurd Berg (1901-1977) was an industrious autograph collector, sending envelopes to people of fame in a wide variety of fields and endeavors. It would appear he was at his most industrious during the 1940’s and 1950’s. Based upon our research, his sports legend collection is the best known and contained everyone from baseball legend Honus Wagner to boxing legend Jack Dempsey.

Scarce autograph, especially this early.