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From the time he exploded onto the music scene in 1978 with his debut album For You, until his untimely death in 2016, Prince reigned over the landscape of modern music in a way few have before or after. With his unparalleled virtuosity as a prolific singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, electric live performer and even fashion icon, Prince leaves behind a legacy of chart-topping and record-smashing success. His legions of fans worldwide still mourn the loss of his larger-than-life talent.

Following our record-breaking auctions in February and September 2017, there was still an outpouring of
passionate interest from our buyers for more Prince items. RR Auction is pleased to present this new lot of exciting collectibles. Items featured are stage-worn clothing and jewelry and personally owned items, autographed photos (unpublished, promos and candids) and rare albums (many still sealed). There are highly sought-after handwritten notes and lyrics, and items used by Prince on stage and off.
ALS - Autograph Letter Signed
ANS - Autograph Note Signed
AQS - Autograph Quotation Signed
AMQS - Autograph Musical Quotation Signed
DS - Document Signed
FDC - First Day Cover
Inscribed - “Personalized”
ISP - Inscribed Signed Photograph
LS - Letter Signed
SP - Signed Photograph
TLS - Typed Letter Signed
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Prince 'For You' Album4001 - Prince 'For You' Album
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Still-sealed For You album (Warner Bros. BSK 3150), Prince's 1978 debut. The sleeve prominently features the soon-to-be classic line on the reve...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Prince 1978 Signature4002 - Prince 1978 Signature
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Early vintage ink signature, "Prince R. Nelson, 12-18-78,” on a 8.5 x 5.75 segment cut from the close of a letter sent to American Artists, the...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Prince's Personally-Played Piano4003 - Prince's Personally-Played Piano
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An upright piano which was kept at the home of an early Prince insider and was personally played by Prince frequently throughout his career. The piano
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Estimates : 50,000.00 - 70,000.00
 
 
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Prince's Pair of Auratone Speakers4004 - Prince's Pair of Auratone Speakers
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Pair of Auratone 5C Super-Sound-Cube speakers, serial numbers 732684 and 821305, which were in Prince's room during his time living in Studio Ci...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Prince Signed 1979 Check4005 - Prince Signed 1979 Check
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Northwestern National Bank check, 6 x 2.75, filled out and signed by Prince, "Prince Nelson," payable to "Cash" for $2500, March...
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Prince Group of (3) Handwritten Notes4006 - Prince Group of (3) Handwritten Notes
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Unsigned handwritten notes by Prince on Cavallo, Ruffalo & Fargnoli letterhead, three pages, 5 x 8, no dates. On one page, Prince writes: "...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Prince Handwritten Signed Note4007 - Prince Handwritten Signed Note
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ANS signed “Prince,” one page, 4.75 x 7.25, Century Mercury Motor Freight letterhead, no date. In full: "There does be a star (*) next to ze pi...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Prince Handwritten Signed Note4008 - Prince Handwritten Signed Note
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ANS signed “Prince,” one page inside a 4.75 x 3.5 Cardiffs' card, no date. In full: "I'm sorry—please don't hate me. Prince." ...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Prince Signed Document for 'Cool'4009 - Prince Signed Document for 'Cool'
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DS, signed twice, “Prince R. Nelson,” seven pages, 8.5 x 11, July 30, 1981. A "Standard Songwriter's Contract" between Prince and Dez ...
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,000.00
 
 
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Prince Handwritten Lyrics on Reverse of 1981 Concert Poster4010 - Prince Handwritten Lyrics on Reverse of 1981 Concert Poster
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Highly unusual handwritten lyrics by Prince on the reverse of a rare 11 x 17 cardstock poster for a Prince and The Time concert at the Michigan Theatr
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Prince's Pair of 1981 Rolling Stones Backstage Passes4011 - Prince's Pair of 1981 Rolling Stones Backstage Passes
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Prince's pair of cloth backstage passes for his performances as the opening act for the Rolling Stones at the L.A. Coliseum on October 9 and 11,...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Prince Handwritten Notes4012 - Prince Handwritten Notes
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Unsigned handwritten notes by Prince in red ink on a 6 x 9.5 notebook page. In the upper right, he writes an address and phone number: "614/272...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Prince Handwritten Lyrics for 'I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man'4013 - Prince Handwritten Lyrics for 'I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man'
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Handwritten draft of lyrics for 'I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man' entirely in Prince's hand, one page on the reverse of a sheet...
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Estimates : 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
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Prince's Personally-Owned and -Worn Pair of Purple Pants4014 - Prince's Personally-Owned and -Worn Pair of Purple Pants
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Prince’s personally-owned and -worn purple grosgrain pants from circa 1982–1985. The pants are custom-made with a tiny 25? waist, 26.5? inseam, and ov
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Estimates : 15,000.00 - 20,000.00
 
 
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Prince Handwritten Notes4015 - Prince Handwritten Notes
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Unsigned handwritten notes by Prince in purple ink on two separate 3 x 5 sheets from a pocket notebook, apparently concerning an idea for a movie scen
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Prince Handwritten Notes on Personal Letterhead4016 - Prince Handwritten Notes on Personal Letterhead
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Unsigned handwritten notes by Prince on both sides of a 4.25 x 7 sheet of his personal letterhead, providing driving directions for the area surroundi
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Prince Self-Titled Album (First Pressing)4017 - Prince Self-Titled Album (First Pressing)
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Prince album (Warner Bros. BSK 3366), which names "Steve Fargnoli" in the booking credit on the reverse, and states, "All composition...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Prince Self-Titled Album (Second Pressing)4018 - Prince Self-Titled Album (Second Pressing)
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Still-sealed Prince album (Warner Bros. BSK 3366), bearing a retailer's discount sticker on the front of the original shrinkwrap. This is the se...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Assortment of Prince Publicity Material4019 - Assortment of Prince Publicity Material
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An assortment of early Prince publicity material, including: a three-page biographical press release about Prince by the Howard Bloom Organization, ci
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Prince 1980 Mailgram Letter4020 - Prince 1980 Mailgram Letter
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Confirmation copy of a Western Union Mailgram letter sent to Prince, one page, 8.5 x 11, May 9, 1980. Addressed to "P R Nelson, 680 North Arm D...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Prince's Linn LM-1 Electronic Drum Computer Info Packet4021 - Prince's Linn LM-1 Electronic Drum Computer Info Packet
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Circa 1980 brochure for the Linn LM-1 Drum Computer given to Prince, consisting of the cover letter signed by Roger Linn, price list, flexidisc record
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Prince Group of (6) Early Items4022 - Prince Group of (6) Early Items
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Collection of six early Prince pieces, including: an original backstage pass badge from his 1980 tour, simply marked: "Prince, Tour '80, Ac...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Prince 'Dirty Mind' Album4023 - Prince 'Dirty Mind' Album
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Still-sealed Dirty Mind album (Warner Bros. BSK 3478), bearing a retailer's discount sticker on the front of the original shrinkwrap. In fine co...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Prince 1981 Dirty Mind Tour Original Vintage Photograph4024 - Prince 1981 Dirty Mind Tour Original Vintage Photograph
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Original vintage glossy 6 x 8 silver gelatin photo of Prince in a wild outfit on stage during his 1981 Dirty Mind Tour. Reverse bears an ER [probably
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Prince Group of (10) 1981 Dirty Mind Tour Photographs and 8-Track Cartridge4025 - Prince Group of (10) 1981 Dirty Mind Tour Photographs and 8-Track Cartridge
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Collection of ten color photos, glossy and satin-finish, 4 x 6 and 6 x 4, showing Prince performing onstage at Rogues in Virginia Beach on March 15, 1
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Prince Group of (3) Original Vintage Photographs4026 - Prince Group of (3) Original Vintage Photographs
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Group of three original vintage glossy 8 x 10 silver gelatin photos of Prince, including: two photos of a leather-clad Prince rocking out on his Telec
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Prince Group of (3) Original Vintage Photographs4027 - Prince Group of (3) Original Vintage Photographs
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Group of three original vintage glossy silver gelatin photos of Prince, including: an 8 x 10 photo of Prince performing in a skimpy outfit; a 10 x 8 p
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Prince Document Copies4028 - Prince Document Copies
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Three photocopies of signed Prince documents from 1981, including: a two-page agreement between Prince Rogers Nelson and ASCAP, April 27, 1981; a &q...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Prince 'Controversy' Album4029 - Prince 'Controversy' Album
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Still-sealed Controversy album (Warner Bros. BSK 3601), retaining the original purple sticker on the front of the shrinkwrap. In fine condition, with
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Prince 'Controversy' Single Promo Album4030 - Prince 'Controversy' Single Promo Album
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A 12? promo single of 'Controversy' (Warner Bros. PRO-A-980), featuring short and long versions of the song. In fine condition. Released in ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Prince Group of (3) Polaroids4031 - Prince Group of (3) Polaroids
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Group of three original vintage Polaroid color snapshot photos, each 3.5 x 4.25, including: one photo of framed lingerie used as background artwork in
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Prince 1982 Controversy Tour Pass4032 - Prince 1982 Controversy Tour Pass
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Backstage sticker pass from Prince's 1982 Controversy Tour, 4.5 x 5.75, for a show at the Santa Monica Civic Center on February 12, 1982. Affixe...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Prince Pair of Original Vintage Color Concert Photographs4033 - Prince Pair of Original Vintage Color Concert Photographs
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Wonderful pair of two original vintage color satin-finish 10 x 8 photographs of Prince in concert, one dramatic image showing him singing as the centr
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Prince '1999' Album4034 - Prince '1999' Album
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Still-sealed 1999 album (Warner Bros. 23720), retaining the original red sticker on the front of the shrinkwrap. In fine condition, with a discount cu
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Prince '1999' Tour Itineraries4035 - Prince '1999' Tour Itineraries
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Group of four different itineraries from Prince's 1999 Tour, each measuring about 5.75 x 8.5, including: a spiral-bound itinerary for November–D...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Prince '1999' Group of (3) Items4036 - Prince '1999' Group of (3) Items
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Three items related to Prince's 1999 album, including: two special limited edition 7? picture disc singles of 'Little Red Corvette / 1999,&#...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Prince 1982 Rockford Concert Poster4037 - Prince 1982 Rockford Concert Poster
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Rare original vintage purple 12.5 x 19.75 cardstock poster for Prince's show at the Metro Centre in Rockford, Illinois, on March 5, 1982. The po...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Prince Original Vintage Photograph4038 - Prince Original Vintage Photograph
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Original vintage glossy 4.5 x 7 silver gelatin photo of Prince on stage in a long trench coat during one his early-to-mid 1980s shows. Reverse bears a
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Prince and His Father Original Vintage Photograph4039 - Prince and His Father Original Vintage Photograph
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Original vintage glossy 7 x 5 silver gelatin photo of Prince backstage with his father, John L. Nelson, showing them side-by-side. Reverse bears &qu...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Prince Calendar and Ephemera4040 - Prince Calendar and Ephemera
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Collection of Prince ephemera, including: a 1984 spiral-bound calendar featuring seven classic images of Prince; a photocopied article from the Novemb
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Prince Pair of 1999 Tour Passes4041 - Prince Pair of 1999 Tour Passes
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Two passes from Prince’s 1999 Tour: a laminated purple 2.5 x 4.25 “Access All Area” pass, and an unused green 3.25 x 3.25 “Guest” sticker pass, both o
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Prince Signed Christmas Card4042 - Prince Signed Christmas Card
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Extremely appealing bi-fold Christmas card from the 1980s that shows a ‘dove of peace’ and reads “Merry Christmas,” measures 15 x 7 open, signed in th
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Prince's Rehearsal-Used 'Purple Rain' Tambourine4043 - Prince's Rehearsal-Used 'Purple Rain' Tambourine
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An appealing dark purple double-row tambourine with a 10? open head used by Prince during rehearsals for the 1984–85 Purple Rain Tour, bearing a clear
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Prince's Stage-Used Purple Rain Tour Microphone4044 - Prince's Stage-Used Purple Rain Tour Microphone
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Prince's stage-used Sennheiser 431MD vocal microphone from the second half of the 1984–85 Purple Rain Tour, last used for the iconic tour's ...
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Estimates : 20,000.00 - 30,000.00
 
 
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Prince Signed Purple Rain Promo Poster4045 - Prince Signed Purple Rain Promo Poster
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Amazing original color 21 x 32 promotional poster for Prince's classic 1984 film Purple Rain, signed in the center in silver ink, "Love God...
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Prince Signed UK Customs Card4046 - Prince Signed UK Customs Card
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Official United Kingdom landing card from the 1980s, 4 x 3.25, issued as “HM 020 107,” and signed below in black ballpoint, “Prince Rogers Nelson.” Th
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Prince Signed Handwritten Letter4047 - Prince Signed Handwritten Letter
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ALS signed “Your purple friend, Prince,” one page, 8.5 x 11, postmarked July 1984. Letter to Tracy Abernathy, in full: "Thank u 4 your letter. ...
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Prince Hand-Annotated 1984 Unpublished Purple Rain Program Photograph by Larry Williams4048 - Prince Hand-Annotated 1984 Unpublished Purple Rain Program Photograph by Larry Williams
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Desirable color glossy 10 x 8 photo of Prince in a full-length pose lying prone on a white sofa, the ground covered in flowers and the jungle backdrop
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Prince 1984 American Video Award for 'When Doves Cry'4049 - Prince 1984 American Video Award for 'When Doves Cry'
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A 1984 American Video Awards "Best Soul Video" trophy presented to Prince for his hit 'When Doves Cry,' comprising three metal sta...
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Prince 1985 Signature4050 - Prince 1985 Signature
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Large metallic purple ink signature, "Prince,” on a light purple 7.75 x 6.5 sheet. In fine condition. From the collection of Prince's assis...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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