Bill Monroe 'Father of Bluegrass Music' Sale & Auction

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This 100 lot sale of items from the collection of Bill Monroe - "The Father of Bluegrass Music" - will be held at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee. Highlights include Monroes vintage mandolins, stageware and personal household treasures.
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Lot 11 - Lot 1
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Bill Monroe's Gibson Mandolin, Feb. 6, 1995: Bill Monroe's Signature Series Gibson Mandolin labeled "Bozeman Montana 505V Feb. 6, 1995&...
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Lot 22 - Lot 2
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Bill Monroe's Denim Work Jacket: This is a "Big Ben" denim jacket. Bill Monroe was not only the Father of Bluegrass, but he was a farm...
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Lot 33 - Lot 3
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Bill Monroe's 1985 Birthday Book: This birthday book was a birthday present from the Bluegrass Boys to Bill for his birthday. On the cover of th...
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Lot 44 - Lot 4
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Bill Monroe's Brown Leather Shoes: These size 10 1/2, brown leather shoes with stacked heels were frequently worn by Bill. There is a braded ban...
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Lot 55 - Lot 5
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Bill Monroe's Wooden Walking Cane: This handmade walking cane was a gift to Bill Monroe from a fan. The walking cane is made from a blonde wood,...
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Lot 66 - Lot 6
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Bill Monroe's Slice of Tree Clock: This hand made clock was hand made for Bill Monroe by Mary E. Betty who was an employee and also a Kentucky a...
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Lot 77 - Lot 7
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Bill Monroe's Mandolin Lapel pin: This brown, black and silver pin was a favorite of Bill's. The mandolin was a signature instrument and thi...
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Lot 88 - Lot 8
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Bill Monroe's Signed Mandolin Ash Trays: These hand made and hand painted mandolin ash trays were given to Bill by an employee. The ashtrays mea...
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Lot 99 - Lot 9
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Bill Monroe's Reproduction Oil Lamp: Bill Monroe's Oil Lamp is done in the Victorian style and has blue flowers and satin glass. The lamp is...
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Lot 1010 - Lot 10
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Bill Monroe's Ibanez Mandolin Model 527: The serial number is A778085, 1908. It has a black Gibson case with an AWAN Country Festival '81 st...
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Lot 1111 - Lot 11
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Bill Monroe's Wooden Belt Buckle: This Belt Buckle measure 4 inches by 3 inches. It reads Bill Monroe in gold and has a painted Mandolin on the ...
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Lot 1212 - Lot 12
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Bill Monroe's Turquoise Belt Buckle: This belt buckle says Bluegrass and has a guitar and a mandolin on it. It is made from the Nocona Belt Co. ...
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Lot 1313 - Lot 13
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Bill Monroe's Brown Suede Jacket: Bill's son James gave this fringed jacket to Bill Monroe for his birthday. This buck colored genuine leath...
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Lot 1414 - Lot 14
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Bill Monroe's Charlie 1 - Horse Hat: This Bill Monroe's cream-colored Charlie One-Horse hat is a 7 1/4", and has a black leather strap....
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Lot 1515 - Lot 15
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Bill Monroe's 50th Anniversary Opry Ring: This is an Opry member 10K gold ring, well worn and inscribed "50" Anniversary - Grand Ole O...
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Lot 1616 - Lot 16
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Bill Monroe's Opry Tote Bag: This brown leather tote bag has the Opry seal on the side. The bag has handles and a shoulder strap. There is a pic...
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Lot 1717 - Lot 17
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Bill Monroe's Striped Wooden Walking Cane: This wooden cane measures 32 inches tall, and is striped, light wood then dark wood. There is gold me...
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Lot 1818 - Lot 18
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Bill Monroe's Festival Sign: This blue and white sign was hand painted on both sides. It says "Bill Monroe's Bluegrass Festival" a...
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Lot 1919 - Lot 19
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Bill Monroe's framed portrait: This graphite drawing of Bill Monroe was done in 1980 and is signed by the artist. The portrait is of Bill Monroe...
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Lot 2020 - Lot 20
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Bill Monroe's 1982 Country Music History Calendar: This 1982 calendar has appointments of Bill Monroe's handwritten on the dates by Bill him...
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Lot 2121 - Lot 21
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Bill Monroe's Bird House: This Red, White and Blue Bird House was a sign of Bill's patriotism. The Birdhouse was outside his cabin in Kentuc...
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Lot 2222 - Lot 22
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Bill Monroe's Gibson Mandolin, June 13, 1988: This Gibson Mandolin has a serial # 8127068. It is Medium Brown and was manufactured in Bozeman, M...
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Lot 2323 - Lot 23
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Bill Monroe's "America the Beautiful Belt Buckle": This Belt Buckle measures 3 1/2 inches by 2 1/2 inches. It pictures the American id...
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Lot 2424 - Lot 24
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Bill Monroe's Double Mandolin Case: This black leatherette case has a black and white fur interior. The case is 32" wide, 23" long and...
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Lot 2525 - Lot 25
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Bill Monroe's initial "M" tie tack: This is a gold circular tie tack with the initial "M" on the front. Bill Monroe was not ...
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Lot 2626 - Lot 26
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Bill Monroe's Silver and Black Horse Cufflinks: These cuff links are silver and have a black horse on the front. The horse is equipped with brid...
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Lot 2727 - Lot 27
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Bill Monroe's signed Christmas Cards: These Christmas cards are signed by Bill Monroe. They have a picture of a barn surrounded by snow at night...
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Lot 2828 - Lot 28
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Bill Monroe's Herringbone Tweed Jacket: This beige, grey, and brown jacket has suede elbow pads. The jacket has leather buttons, and is a size 4...
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Lot 2929 - Lot 29
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Bill Monroe's Pewter Fireman: A gift from a fan, this pewter fireman sits 12" tall and has "Monroe" inscribed on his back. The fi...
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Lot 3030 - Lot 30
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Bill Monroe's Red & White Striped Robe: This is Bill's terry cloth robe that was worn on the Grand Ole Opry Stage. This robe is red and ...
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Lot 3131 - Lot 31
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Bill Monroe's Wild Turkey Federation Belt Buckle: This belt buckle was issued in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the National Wild Turkey...
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Lot 3232 - Lot 32
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Bill Monroe's Pocket Watch: This is a gold plated Unitron pocket watch with a rope chain and Roman numerals. There is a hunting scene on the fro...
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Lot 3333 - Lot 33
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Bill Monroe's Gibson "Style A" Mandolin: Serial Number 30020 was manufactured in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Has a black leatherette case wit...
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Lot 3434 - Lot 34
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Bill Monroe's Simco 535 Saddle: This saddle is from Bill Monroe's farm and was used by him on a regular basis. The saddle is hand-tooled lea...
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Lot 3535 - Lot 35
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Bill Monroe's American Federation of Musician's lapel pin: This lapel pin is a gold circle with a blue outer ridge and says "The Americ...
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Lot 3636 - Lot 36
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Bill Monroe's Fiddle lapel Pin: This lapel pin has a gold fiddle on it with a black chin rest. Lapel pins were a common piece of jewelry for Bil...
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Lot 3737 - Lot 37
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Bill Monroe's MCA Leather Garment Bag: This brown leather garment bag has an American Airlines name tag on it, complete with Bill Monroe's n...
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Lot 3838 - Lot 38
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Bill Monroe's Brown Speckled Sport Coat: This brown speckled sport coat has leather buttons and a maroon handkerchief in the pocket just the way...
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Lot 3939 - Lot 39
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James Monroe's 1982 Zimmer: This 1982 Zimmer Golden Spirit has only 19,000 miles. It is a golden rod color with chrome detailing. James Monroe h...
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Lot 4040 - Lot 40
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Bill Monroe's Wooden Jewelry Box: This wooden jewelry box has a gold plaque on the front that says "Bill Monroe". Inside there is a go...
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Lot 4141 - Lot 41
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Bill Monroe's Porch Bench: This 8 foot long bench sat on the porch of Bill Monroe's cabin. Many people sat on this bench and picked and play...
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Lot 4242 - Lot 42
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Bill Monroe's Wooden Jewelry Box: This wooden box measures 12 by 7 inches and is 2 inches deep. It has a gold plaque that says "Bill Monroe...
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Lot 4343 - Lot 43
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Bill Monroe's Steer Horns: These steer horns hung over the entrance of Bill Monroe's living room. The horns are 33" tip to tip, and 4&q...
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Lot 4444 - Lot 44
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Bill Monroe's 1987 Birthday Book: This wooden bound birthday book has 32 pages of unique stationary covered with loving letters from The Bluegra...
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Lot 4545 - Lot 45
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Monroe's Bluegrass Talent Agency Sign: This 4-foot by 27-inch sign is hand painted on 1/2 plywood. The sign is green and has a Mandolin and blue...
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Lot 4646 - Lot 46
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Bill Monroe's White Silk Tuxedo Jacket: This White Tuxedo Jacket is a size 42. This jacket is made by Pierre Balman. Bill wore this Tux to the C...
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Lot 4747 - Lot 47
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Bill Monroe's Crooked wooden Walking Cane: This cane measures 31/2 ft tall. There is a small brown leather strap attached to the top of the cane...
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Lot 4848 - Lot 48
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Bill Monroe's Bluegrass Belt Buckle: This Bluegrass belt buckle has the serial number H918 on the back. IT was made in the U.S.A. It has a mando...
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Lot 4949 - Lot 49
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Bill Monroe's Checkerboard Table: This six sided game table measures 23" wide and261/2" high. One of Bills favorite hobbies was playin...
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Lot 5050 - Lot 50
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Bill Monroe's Musical Flag Tie: This American Flag Tie is still tied, as it was when Bill last wore it. It plays The Star Spangled Banner. The t...
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