The seller continues, "Suffice to say that it is extremely rare, nowadays, and highly sought after, particularly in such fine condition. In fact, this is probably the best condition we have ever seen this poster in. Don't miss this chance."
According to the seller, there are dozens of items including many issues of "The Orbitor" and "Texan Star" fan club newsletters.
Roy Kelton Orbison (April 23, 1936 – December 6, 1988) was an American singer-songwriter and musician, well known for his distinctive, powerful voice, complex compositions, and dark emotional ballads. Orbison grew up in Texas and began singing in a rockabilly / country & western band in high school until he was signed by Sun Records in Memphis. His greatest success came with Monument Records in the early to mid 1960s when 22 of his songs placed on the US Billboard Top Forty, including "Only the Lonely", "Crying", "In Dreams", and "Oh, Pretty Woman". His career stagnated through the 1970s, but several covers of his songs and the use of one in a film by David Lynch revived his career in the 1980s. In 1988, he joined the supergroup The Traveling Wilburys with George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, and Jeff Lynne and also released a new solo album. He died of a heart attack in December that year, at the zenith of his resurgence. His life was marred with tragedy, including the death of his first wife and two of his children in separate accidents. Orbison was a natural baritone, yet could sing high tenor notes with ease; commentators have suggested that he had a three- or four-octave range. The combination of Orbison's powerful, impassioned voice and complex musical arrangements led many commentators to refer to his music as operatic; he even earned the sobriquet "the Caruso of Rock".[note 1] Performers as disparate as Elvis Presley and Bono stated his voice was, respectively, the greatest and most distinctive they had ever heard. While most men in rock and roll in the 1950s and 1960s portrayed a defiant masculinity, many of Orbison's songs instead conveyed a quiet, desperate vulnerability. He was known for performing while standing still and solitary, wearing black clothes and dark sunglasses which lent an air of mystery to his persona. Orbison was initiated into the second class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 by longtime admirer Bruce Springsteen. The same year he was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. More recently in 2007 he was inducted into the Hit Parade Hall of Fame. Rolling Stone listed Orbison as No. 37 in their list of The Greatest Artists of All Time. In 2002, Billboard magazine listed Orbison at No. 74 in the Top 600 recording artists. Rolling Stone rated Orbison at No. 13 in their list of The 100 Greatest Singers of All Time in 2008.
According to the listing, pictured is Bettie on the Student Council. Bettie is also pictured as an Assistant for the Attendance department. Bettie was born in Nashville and attended Hume Fogg. High school sweetheart Billy Neal was her first husband, according to several web sites, also attended Hume Fogg.
"Only other writing is original owner's name on another of the first pages," say seller. "I counted 57 pages in this annual. I Graduated from Hume Fogg High School myself and I have had the pleasure of owning this yearbook for quite a while. I'd like to see it go to a good home!"
An eBay seller is making this remarkable 1919 Cincinnati Reds championship pennant available. He has an interesting story to tell about what he dubs "the Holy Grail" of baseball pennants; how it was stitched together and the history behind it.
It's rare to see this high end baseball ephemera outside of a specialty auction, especially with an opening bid of only $9. Here again, the seller has something to say on that subject as well.
Certainly, well worth a look-see on the old ephemera blog.
The seller says, "This is mega rare and you will be hard pressed to own a copy. Here is your chance to own George Klein's personal copy of the set including a 1969 menu. This VIP box set was specially prepared, complimentary gift box given exclusively to invited guests to the showroom International Hotel on July 31st 1969 (media performance) and 1st August 1969 (official opening night). George Klein was and still is a disc jockey in Memphis, and was a close personal friend of Elvis and best man at his wedding. The condition is near mint. Included in this fantastic set is the following:
The box itself. Near mint condition with great shot of Elvis from 1968 comeback on cover and 'International Hotel Las Vegas Nevada presents Elvis August 1969 August RCA.
Nine page letter from Elvis and the Colonel (fascinating read) in near mint/mint condition
1969 record and tape catalog (near mint)
Two black and white 10x8 photos (mint)
one color photo/promo card 10x8 promoting his August shows at the International (near mint)
1969 RCA records pocket calendar (excellent to near mint)
1969 International hotel $1 gaming token by Franklin Mint in display card (mint)
Yellow envelope with 'Compliment from Elvis and the Colonel' stamped on the front and International Hotel logo. Gaming token was included in envelope (mint)
1969 International Hotel complimentary menu.
LPM 4088 - Elvis TV special album (near mint, still in original seal with edge opened)
LSP 4155 - From Elvis in Memphis album (sealed)
letter of authenticity from previous owner
The seller adds, "This set is superb and a real piece of rock 'n' roll history. The latest edition of Presleyanna has this valued at $5,000, although reserve is much lower. Elvis had not done live performances for nine years, until his return to Vegas in 1969, whereby he smashed all attendance records and produced some of the finest music of his career. Own a piece of history."
According to the listing, this undated set probably dates from the 1960s. Each print is approximately 10.5" x 14" inches and printed on a heavier weight paper. A Perrier logo is embossed in the lower right hand quadrant of the print. Charles Crombie was a prominent Scottish artist and cartoonist (1880-1967).
"Unfortunately," says the eBay seller of Pepsi's get well card to Michael Jackson, "due to a medical condition, I have to undergo a costly surgical procedure and have no choice but to part with some of my beloved Michael Jackson collection."
The seller continues, "This is an item that I won at the one and only Jackson Family Auction, which was held by Guernsey's at the Hard Rock Casino in May of 2007 (approx. two years before Micheal's passing). These are photos of the 'GET WELL CARD' that was given to Jackson from Sony in 1984 after he suffered serious burns to his head and scalp during the filming of a Pepsi commercial in which there was a problem with the pyrotechnics used in the background. Included in these photos are pictures of the get well card, which is actually a framed 18x24" framed poster board."