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Linda Blease

15-07-01, 01:22 PM (GMT)
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   Does anyone know where I would get the best price for a pair of ballet shoes worn and signed by Dame Alicia Markova in 1951? Any suggestions would be very welcome. I also have an autographed 1950 edition of 'Baron at the Ballet' for sale (autographed by Markova, again in 1951).


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  RE: Signed ballet shoes Pete 16-07-01 1
     RE: Signed ballet shoes Linda 16-07-01 2
         RE: Signed ballet shoes Ann Welsh 16-07-01 3
             RE: Signed ballet shoes Amy 16-07-01 4

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Pete

16-07-01, 02:54 AM (GMT)
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1. "RE: Signed ballet shoes"
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   Hi Linda

eBay is a good starting point -I've been a regular shopper for 4 years.
A pair of pointe shoes signed by Markova are extremely desirable and I would personally set a reserve of at least 500 (I'd love to own a pair!), but be prepared provide proof of authenticity -you may have to convince people in some way that they are the genuine article!
As for the book, this will be disappointing in comparison, but I don't expect this will fetch more than about 40. Markova, along with Fonteyn was a prolific signer, their autographs on paper and in books such as this are quite common and as such not very valuable. Hope this helps -I'd appreciate the views of more seasoned collectors too!


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Linda

16-07-01, 03:25 PM (GMT)
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   Hi Pete,

Thanks for the message and for the info. As far as authenticity is concerned, I have a copy of a letter of thanks, written to Markova, from the lady she signed the shoes for.

Regarding the book, I have contacted Dance Books in London who say pretty much the same as you.


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Ann Welsh

16-07-01, 06:31 PM (GMT)
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   In the current issue of the BBC's Homes & Antiques magazine, somebody is advertising a signed copy of Margot Fonteyn's autobiography (in good condition) for 50.


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Amy

16-07-01, 06:51 PM (GMT)
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   >In the current issue of the
>BBC's Homes & Antiques magazine,
>somebody is advertising a signed
>copy of Margot Fonteyn's autobiography
>(in good condition) for 50.
>

They are all over they place, she must have signed thousands, always makes me wonder how she found the time to dance! They now generally go for between 30 and 40. Helpmann autographs quite are common too. The market for dance autographs is bad at the moment, even for such people as Pavlova, the English dancers have the worst time of it, Sadlers Wells etc, though earlier items from the '30s and '40s tend to be more desirable. Linda, I have emailed you about your Markova.


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