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 5151 - Lot 51
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Bill Monroe's Silver plate Belt Buckle: This particular Belt Buckle was given to Bill Monroe, by his son James Monroe. The Buckle is made in Mon...
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Lot 5252 - Lot 52
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8 Of Bill Monroe's Neck Ties: Bill Monroe had a very extensive neck tie collection. These 8 ties are part of that collection. They range from al...
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Lot 5353 - Lot 53
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Bill Monroe's Gibson Belt Buckle: This Brass Gibson Belt Buckle was made at the Ampersand Brass Studio in Kalamazoo, MI. It is all brass and say...
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Lot 5454 - Lot 54
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Bill Monroe's Pocket Knife: This pocketknife was made in Opinel France and has a wooden handle and a 3-1/2 inch blade.$75-150
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Lot 5555 - Lot 55
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Bill Monroe's Gibson Master Model Mandolin: F-5 copy model - #0003, this Mandolin was tried and approved January 15, 1969 by Randy Wood. At the ...
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Lot 5656 - Lot 56
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Bill Monroe's Gold and Diamond Watch: This Gold and Diamond Watch was made by Austin Quartz. It is a gold nugget watch with eight diamond chips....
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Lot 5757 - Lot 57
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Bill Monroe's Drop Leaf End Table: This Drop Leaf End Table is Pine and is hand painted with a heart on each side. The tabletop is 23 1/2"l...
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Lot 5858 - Lot 58
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Bill Monroe's Laredo Hat: This Laredo hat is a size 7 1/4 and has a chicken feather from Bill Monroe's farm stuck in the band. It is a cream...
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Lot 5959 - Lot 59
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Bill Monroe's Trench Coat: This tan trench coat is from Dillards a popular department store in Nashville and Kentucky. It is made by Roundtree a...
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Lot 6060 - Lot 60
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Bill Monroe's Green and Blue Opry Jacket: This green jacket has blue piping and a blue Opry seal on the back. On one side of the Jacket it says ...
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Lot 6161 - Lot 61
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Two of Bill Monroe's Appointment books: These two books show dates of concerts and performances for 1995. There are prayer cards in the inside a...
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Lot 6262 - Lot 62
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Bill Monroe's Blue Jeans: These blue jeans are made by Long Haul. They are a size 38 and are very stiffly starched. The jeans are dark denim and...
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Lot 6363 - Lot 63
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Bill Monroe's Diamond Chip Tie Tack: This tie tack is 14kt gold and has a diamond chip in the center. The tie tack is from A&Z Hayward Jewel...
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Lot 6464 - Lot 64
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Bill Monroe's Talent Directory: This 4 foot by 32 inch sign has a list of performers on it. It lists Bill Monroe, James Monroe, Ralph Stanley, B...
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Lot 6565 - Lot 65
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2 Sets of Bill Monroe's gold plated Cuff Links: Both of these pairs of Cuff Links are gold plated. One is a plain oval and the other is an oval ...
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Lot 6666 - Lot 66
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Bill Monroe's Pocket Card Holder: This black leather cardholder has gold edges. Inside are prayer cards and pictures of Jesus. Bill was a religi...
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Lot 6767 - Lot 67
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Bill Monroe's Double Crosscut Saw: Bill Monroe was a farmer at heart. When he was not playing his mandolin he was working on his land. This is h...
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Lot 6868 - Lot 68
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Bill Monroe's Brown Suede/Leather Hat: This 7 1/4 Stetson Hat is the most unique hat up for auction and was one of Bill's favorites. It has ...
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Lot 6969 - Lot 69
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Bill Monroe's Vintage Mandolin Case: This is a brown and black Mandolin case. The case is dirty and has a broken latch and does not open. The ca...
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Lot 7070 - Lot 70
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Bill Monroe's Blue Belt Buckle: This Blue Belt Buckle has a silver edge and blue background. In the center of the Belt Buckle in a darker blue, ...
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Lot 7171 - Lot 71
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Bill Monroe's Charlie 1 Horse Hat with Box: This Charlie One Horse Hat is a 7 3/4. The hat is a custom designed hat and is still in its original...
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Lot 7272 - Lot 72
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Bill Monroe's Blonde Wood Clock: A fan made This Clock especially for Bill Monroe. The clock is decorated with a mandolin is made of a blonde co...
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Lot 7373 - Lot 73
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Bill Monroe's Walking Cane: This is a black lacquered hand carved walking cane inscribed "1995 William Smith Monroe 84 years young 56 years...
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Lot 7474 - Lot 74
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Bill Monroe's Jesus lapel pin: It was common for Bill Monroe to wear lapel pins, but it was also common for Bill to show is belief in Jesus as w...
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Lot 7575 - Lot 75
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Bill Monroe's Grey Three Piece Suit: This grey three-piece suit was worn on an album cover. The Jacket is a 42 and the pants are 38. It is the V...
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Lot 7676 - Lot 76
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Bill Monroe's Special Limited Edition Belt Buckle: This Belt Buckle is one of only five hundred Belt Buckles made. The Bluegrass Association iss...
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Lot 7777 - Lot 77
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Bill Monroe's Tan Corduroy Suit: This suit is made in Poland by Monsieur Lauro. The Jacket has leather buttons and three pockets. The jacket is ...
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Lot 7878 - Lot 78
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Bill Monroe's Mandolin Head Stock Trophy: Gibson Guitars gave this mandolin head stock trophy to Bill as a birthday present in 1994. It is 21 1/...
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Lot 7979 - Lot 79
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Bill Monroe's Buffalo Nickel Belt Buckle: This Belt Buckle measures 3 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches. It is black with gold detailed flowers and horseshoes...
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Lot 8080 - Lot 80
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Bill Monroe's American Express Belt and Buckle: This American Express Wells Butterfeild Buckle is on a hand tooled leather belt. The Buckle is b...
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Lot 8181 - Lot 81
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Bill Monroe's Nashville Music City Belt: This Belt has fiddles, guitars, and mandolins and in the center it says "Nashville Music City"...
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Lot 8282 - Lot 82
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Bill Monroe's Jesus Lapel Pin: This pin is gold plated and has Jesus' name on it. The pin has no back clasp, and it has been worn a lot.$50-...
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Lot 8383 - Lot 83
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Bill Monroe's Outfit Worn on Commem. Plate: This Pendelton High Grade Western Wear shirt in blue plaid and Wrangler Blue Jeans were worn by Bill...
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Lot 8484 - Lot 84
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Bill Monroe's Mandolin Lapel Pin: This blue and brown mandolin lapel pin was a common adornment on Bill Monroe's lapel. He was known for wea...
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Lot 8585 - Lot 85
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Bill Monroe's MCA Tote Bag: This black canvas bag as MCA and Nashville written in a bright blue on the side. The bag has an American Airlines na...
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Lot 8686 - Lot 86
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Bill Monroe's Dark Grey Wool Overcoat: This large grey wool overcoat has black marble looking buttons. The brand is unknown, but there is a dry ...
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Lot 8787 - Lot 87
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Two pairs of Bill Monroe's Wrangler Jeans: These jeans are a size 38 and are light blue denim. They look like they have been worn while working ...
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Lot 8888 - Lot 88
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Bill Monroe's Gold Plated Caravelle Watch: This Gold Plated Calendar Caravelle quartz watch stopped on Thursday the 5th at 10:30.$300-500
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Lot 8989 - Lot 89
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Bill Monroe's Money Clip: This money clip was given to Bill by his friends Lois and Tater. There is an inscription that reads "Bill Thanks ...
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Lot 9090 - Lot 90
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Bill Monroe's Blue Grey Jacket with Tie: Bill Monroe wore this blue gray jacket and blue striped tie often. This item even comes with a picture ...
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Lot 9191 - Lot 91
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Bill Monroe's Charlie 1 Horse Stetson Hat: This is a white felt "Charlie One-Horse" Stetson hat with a silver lattice hatband. It'...
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Lot 9292 - Lot 92
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Bill Monroe's 1988 Birthday Book: This wooden bound birthday book is filled with loving letters from The Bluegrass Boys. There are 32 pages that...
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Lot 9393 - Lot 93
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Bill Monroe's Gold Diamond Ring: Bill Monroe's Gold Diamond Ring is 14K gold. There are 12 diamonds in a rectangular setting. The ring was g...
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Lot 9494 - Lot 94
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Bill Monroe's 1980 Pocket Pal Calendar: This pocket calendar has dates recorded in Bill's handwriting for the whole year.$1000-1500
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Lot 9595 - Lot 95
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Bill Monroe's Letter from Grandpa Jones: This letter is hand written from Grandpa Jones to Bill Monroe on March 1, 1987. The envelope and letter...
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Lot 9696 - Lot 96
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Bill Monroe's Arkansas Traveler Certificate: This certificate was given to Bill Monroe in 1990 and was signed by the governor of Arkansas at the...
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Lot 9797 - Lot 97
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Bill Monroe's Brown/Tan Stetson: This Stetson has feathers in the brim and was custom made for Bill Monroe. This was a gift from the Bluegrass B...
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Lot 9898 - Lot 98
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Bill Monroe's Jesus Tie Clip: This tie clip is gold plated and says Jesus. It is missing its spring, and does not close properly. Bill Monroe st...
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Lot 9999 - Lot 99
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Three Signed Bill Monroe Checks: These checks were written on The Monroe Talent Enterprises, Inc. account and were issued in 1986. All 3 are personall
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Lot 100100 - Lot 100
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Bill Monroe's Presentation Mandolin: This Mandolin was given to Bill Monroe, by the Grand Ole Opry for his 50th Anniversary of being on the Opry...
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