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I nicked a box full of crumbly old sheet music offa ebay a week or so ago. Paid about $0.80 ea with shipping. See attached list for the titles, etc.
All of this stuff is American, pre 1900 and in A notation. Amazingly, not many duplicates (whew!) for me. Sure, some obvious ones like Darkey's Awakening, On The Mill Dam, Queen of the Forest, etc. However, there are a couple of previously unknown publishers (two female!) and nearly the entire output of a previously unknown (to me) New Orleans publisher. Some great cover artwork too.
There are several copies of "Gatcomb's Banjo & Guitar Gazette" in there as well, oddly there are 3 copies of Volume 1, No. 1 (Sept. 1887) and a couple of copies of another issue, four or five complete gazettes. Standard lightweight stuff there, 8 pages, some advertisements, 3 or 4 tunes and some letters from the gang. Much like Stewart's Journal except much shorter.
Standard drill on this stuff. It goes into the que for pix when I get around to it. If you see any title you'd like me to pull out and take a pic for you, let me know. Some I've already pulled out, I know Joel will want the Dobson thimble piece "Fantasia", for instance.
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